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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.

 

1,192 thoughts on “Future of Democracy in Asia

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 !

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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 !

  9. 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 !

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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 !

  16. 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 !

  17. 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 !

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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 !

  23. 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 !

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. HBT456 Apr 28,2020 7:00 AM

    Correction: DO YOU STILL REMEMBER WHAT RUSSIANS HAVE GONE THROUGH IN NY UNDER DEMS?

  28. 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.

  29. 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 !

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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?”

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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(!)

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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..

  44. 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.

  45. 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 “

  46. 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.

  47. 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. “

  48. 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.

  49. 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(!!)

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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%.

  60. 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?

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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”.

  80. 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.

  81. 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 !

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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 ?

  91. 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.

  92. 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 !

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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 !

  96. 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 (!!)

  97. 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 ?

  98. 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 !

  99. 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..

  100. 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.

  101. 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.’

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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(!!)

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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!

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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..

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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?

  115. 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.

  116. 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. !’

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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

  124. 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.

  125. 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).

  126. 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.

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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..

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 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

  136. 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 !

  137. 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 !

  138. 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 !

  139. 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 ?

  140. 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 !

  141. 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 !

  142. 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 !

  143. 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

  144. 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.

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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.

  151. 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 !

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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?

  155. twinpeaks Mar 16,2020 4:12 PM

    Tun,

    I wish you all the best. The nation truly needs genuine leadership right now.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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 (????!)

  159. 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 !’

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. twinpeaks Mar 15,2020 10:05 PM

    Mubarak Chan, the country is governed by a bunch of jokers.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

  169. 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

  170. HBT456 Mar 15,2020 7:43 PM

    Correction: Never bite the fingers that feed you, but you dont want to listen, mubarakchan.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 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?

  175. 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.

  176. 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.

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

  181. 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 ?

  182. 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!

  183. 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.

  184. 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.

  185. 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.

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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)..

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. 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

  193. 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.

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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 (!!)

  198. 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.

  199. 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.

  200. twinpeaks Mar 9,2020 6:49 AM

    Wow.. Thanks to the Saudis and Russians, oil price plunged 20%. That’s the lowest since 2016 (!)

  201. 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.

  202. 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.

  203. 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.

  204. 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.

  205. twinpeaks Mar 5,2020 8:18 PM

    On Malaysian politics.

    Has PPBM changed its acronym for.. “Parti Pintu Belakang Malaysia” (?!)

  206. 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 (!?)

  207. 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.

  208. 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…

  209. 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.

  210. twinpeaks Mar 1,2020 10:21 AM

    On Malaysian politics.

    2020… Leap year for Malaysian politicians.

    Keep leaping. Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, Leap, …

  211. 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 !

  212. 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.

  213. 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.

  214. 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

  215. 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…….!

  216. 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 !

  217. 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.

  218. 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.

  219. 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 !

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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.

  224. 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.

  225. 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

  226. twinpeaks Feb 26,2020 10:19 PM

    *short-changed. Beg your pardon

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. 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

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. 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.

  233. 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.

  234. 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!’

  235. 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.

  236. 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 !

  237. 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 !

  238. 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.

  239. 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.

  240. 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.

  241. 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.

  242. 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 !

  243. 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?

  244. 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.

  245. 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?

  246. 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.

  247. 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,

  248. 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(?)

  249. 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.

  250. 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 (?)

  251. 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.

  252. 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.

  253. 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.

  254. 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

  255. 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?

  256. 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 sales every day. Many Asians were caught this way.

    And at the end, I concluded that Australia was good for oysters, steaks or girls, any order you like, but do not do business there. The Immigration was like a Hoover machine which went through me and my belongings thoroughly to make sure I came from the Third World. With the whole World on the move, Australia with its xenophobia must be in direct clash with the incoming mass of Humankind all the time.

    At the material time, Canada then could give me a visa in one week without examining me. That was before the arrival of the Hongkees.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always.

    There is a huge difference between merit and mediocre lawyer, mubarakchan.
    I am afraid you belong to the latter type due to strong political connection of i am very close with this VVIP, that VVIP.

    You know lah, the reputation of VVIPs in this country are questionable with PAS ISTIMEWA issued by KDN, MALAYSIA.

    Do you know what PAST TENSE means, mubarakchan?
    Do you know what PRRSENT TENSE means, mubarakchan?
    Do you know what FUTURE TENSE means, mubarakchan?

    LOVE IS BLIND TOO, PLEASE DONT FORGET THAT.

    You know what, i only read the tittles of each topic.
    You know why?
    Because i do not want to end up as PEMBODEK with vested interests to get rich first in the name of official religion secara buta-tuli.

    It is not you and political parties to decide which way favor yourselves first since you are dealing with the voters in general who do not know what is being discussed behind that CLOSED DOOR.

    Truth not important, janji menang, then bikin?

    USA has gone through that, and they too can differentiate friends and enemies as they move on.

    Can do, they will do.
    Cannot do, they wont PAKSA.

    They too have gone through the horrendous path when their politicians hyped out their political campaigns and speeches to cover their vested interests in the name of GOD and SKIN SUPREMACY too.

    I already said, winners take all, loosers take all when the official religion and race supremacy are used as the political tool to oppress those who disagree with them.

    No man is an island, mahu dengar atau tidak, it is up to them to decide.

  257. HBT456 Feb 18,2020 8:50 PM

    twinpeaks Feb 18,2020 12:57 PM

    On sudden business downturn.

    Both Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific plan to reduce their international flights due to low demand. Malaysia Airlines, on the other hand, do not have equivalent flight network even during high demand period. In all cases, management is guilty of excessive profiteering at the expense of their company welfare. The difference being Malaysia Airlines does it regardless of the global economic conditions. Simply excellent..(!!)

    PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH.
    Since you want it this way, there is nothing taxpayers can do except to accept, twinpeaks.

    At TDM’s age of 90 plus, i for sure wont go against even when i knew what happened.

    It is up to kaum melayu and natives of sabah and sarawak on whether to throw their support behind him after November 2020.

    Good luck, and all the best.

  258. twinpeaks Feb 18,2020 12:57 PM

    On sudden business downturn.

    Both Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific plan to reduce their international flights due to low demand. Malaysia Airlines, on the other hand, do not have equivalent flight network even during high demand period. In all cases, management is guilty of excessive profiteering at the expense of their company welfare. The difference being Malaysia Airlines does it regardless of the global economic conditions. Simply excellent..(!!)

  259. twinpeaks Feb 17,2020 9:10 PM

    For most politicians, the issue is simply…

    Can we trust that you will carry out what you say you will do when when we give you the power to rule the country?

    For me, it is not merely a question of how many elite a country has, it is more a question of, if ANY of the elite can be TRUSTED.

    For Malaysia, it is the basic issue of TRUST.

  260. mubarakchan Feb 17,2020 2:40 PM

    Tun

    Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin’s singular comment on ‘Unity and Stability’ today has finally nail the Way our beloved Malaysia should go. All these quibbling about race and religion which issues are as old as the hills is an utter waste of time. As a great elite of our beloved Malaysia, Tun Daim inferred that it is time all Rakyat separate the wood from the trees. In other words, do not be distracted by irrelevant issues which may be of some importance to a minority but not to the majority.

    It is the well-worn cliché, ” All shoulders to the wheel to turn it into success.’

    The key issues have always been bread and butter issues. These issues come first in any country or any society. It does not make sense to argue and insult one another based on NOTHING and with empty stomachs. It is time our established but immature Malaysian Politics grow up to adulthood and not be like the Seven Dwarfs led by A Snow White.

    Yet to this very day, no citizen has come forward to say why our beloved Tun Dr Mahthir Mohamad the Prime Minister, the icon of the World is our indefatigable Prime Minister again.

    IT IS BECAUSE THE CITIZENRY DID NOT TAKE THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SERIOUSLY FROM 1957 – 2020 ! Too much fun and games all round amongst the 31 million souls ACCUSTOMED TO BE LEAD BY A SINGLE SOUL. As a result, the beloved country is left with only 3 Malay elite – World Class- eg. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin, Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan. after 3 generations of Malay elite perished in self-indulgence and self-immolation 1957-2018. These perished elite had the best education and the best jobs ever reserved for them.

    Because of the revered Constitution, our beloved Malaysia cannot progress without thousands of World Class Malay elite dancing the tango with the non-Malay elite. This is a fact. This is the real situation. Life is there to be enjoyed but not all the time, every time.

    This again boils down to the mind-sets so exhorted by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad until he is really hoarse. This beautiful mind-set cannot be bought or created by money. IT IS A DIY JOB IN PROGRESS A WHOLE LIFE LONG. Pour le vouz francais ? Liberte. Egalite. Fraternite ?

    Yes ! Our Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin is dot on in his comment on ‘ UNITY & STABILITY !”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  261. twinpeaks Feb 16,2020 9:24 PM

    On Tun’s retirement.

    Congratulations to Tun for the unequivocal statement that he will definitely pass the PM post to a successor straight after the APEC Summit at the end of 2020. Be that DSAI or someone else, it doesn’t really matter. The market needs political certainty, and that statement essentially nails it.

    So well done, Tun. The only thing that matters now is that this promise is not just another empty talk. We have already had enough of empty talks from the current opposition-government, to be honest.

  262. twinpeaks Feb 16,2020 11:27 AM

    For the anti-Jewish, anti-Semitics in this blog.. including Tun yourself (?), well.. we wish you good luck in taking care of this country.

    The rest of us sensible people are definitely not with you lot.

  263. twinpeaks Feb 15,2020 10:41 AM

    On cruise ship MS Westerdam.

    After waiting for two weeks to disembark its apparently healthy passengers so they can go home, and refused by 5 countries (!!!) in this region, the U.S. based ship finally found a true friend in Cambodia.

    The U.S. President responded, “Thank you, and we shall never forget”.

    It just proves my point that if you don’t want to get messed up with the ONLY superpower on this planet, heed the Cambodian sensible action. Full stop.

  264. 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 sales every day. Many Asians were caught this way.

    And at the end, I concluded that Australia was good for oysters, steaks or girls, any order you like, but do not do business there. The Immigration was like a Hoover machine which went through me and my belongings thoroughly to make sure I came from the Third World. With the whole World on the move, Australia with its xenophobia must be in direct clash with the incoming mass of Humankind all the time.

    At the material time, Canada then could give me a visa in one week without examining me. That was before the arrival of the Hongkees.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  265. mubarakchan Feb 13,2020 8:44 AM

    Tun

    Every day the Opposition media of The Star and the Sin Chew seemed to be stirring up the hot pot of political discontent concerning the formation of a new grouping called the PH Nasional, thus

    The Star ” PH SHOULD ADDRESS ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM “. For certainty, there is no such elephant in any room because of the following facts which support anyone with some common sense and a proper mind-set.

    1. There is an understanding of some promise made by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. If there was a promise, it is certain this will be fulfilled. It is just a question of political and socio-economic timing.

    2. The meagre number of Parliamentary seats which are UMNO’s and PAS’s does not make sense for a new Government to be formed by them. It must be remembered they lost BIG at the 9 May 2018 GE. From a giant, UMNO has become a Mickey Mouse in the present composition of the Dewan Rakyat.

    3. PKR and DAP have many more seats in the Dewan Rakyat than UMNO and PAS combined. It should be noted these parties are in POWER. Who would dare to split PKR and bring about their own demise ? In Malaysian Politics, I have never seen anyone gave up POWER gracefully except for our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his predecessors. The others had to be kicked out by the electoral process.

    4. And one party has the only qualified candidate to be the Prime Minister at the moment.

    5. PKR + DAP + Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad make a powerful mix of Stability and Good Governance accepted by most Malaysians, This cocktail of politicians has always been the traditional mix of talents since 1957 which are also good for optics.

    6. It is a ‘pipe dream’ that some unemployed ex-politicians conjured up in their flight of fantasy of a PH Nasional Government as envisaged in their opioid dreams. This will not happen.

    7. The media with a hidden agenda and vested interest keeps bringing this non-issue of the ‘elephant in the room’ which is a FIGMENT OF THEIR WARPED IMAGINATION TO CREATE FAKE SALEABLE NEWS.

    8. TIME IS ON THE SIDE OF THE PH GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IN POLITICS YESTERDAY WAS YESTERDAY, TODAY IS TODAY AND TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY !

    9. With Peace, Harmony and Security now in place in a difficult external environment, the Good and Incorruptible PH Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side has done extremely well given the extremely difficult circumstances of a well-endowed country for generations financially raped bare in just 14 years 2004-2018 by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. Worst than the Rape of the Sabine Women of Ancient Rome.

    10. With the Courts in full swing, corrupt ex-Leaders of the BN trooped in and out of the Chambers to face their past of a fun loving, decadent and debauched Administration 2004-2018 as presented by their alleged accusers. Stories of private jets, Macau, Singapore and Perth casinos and more. Alleged Chanel hand-bags worth RM 100,000 presented to the Boss’s wife by Ministers paid only a salary not more than RM 20,000 per month etc.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. There is no reason whatsoever to change horses in mid-stream. Anything else is a farce.

  266. mubarakchan Feb 12,2020 9:43 AM

    Tun

    These are exceptional days to be dealt with exceptional ideas.

    I have full confidence in your PH Government of the old and the young, the good and the great to lead the Way. Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia has the right ruling Government in place not that fun loving Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. Now in the Courts, more of BN Government Leadership and its fun loving ways are exposed allegedly like casinos, ministers presenting RM 100,000 hand-bags to the Boss’s wife, private jets, Macau, Singapore or Perth. These BN folks lived in a World of their own 2004-2018.

    The media has reported that a Stimulus Package maybe launched in the month of March. Even without the COVID-19, this Stimulus Package would have been launched because the basic financial position of the Ministry of Finance is well under-controlled by the FM. I reckon the savings from no corruption must be tremendous.

    In a way, it is fortunate that the PH Government is ready to ease the sufferings of those who are most affected by this unexpected turn of events. The tourist industry should be supported the most because this year 2020 is ‘Visit Malaysia Year’.

    The tourist industry is an important component of the economy to garner foreign exchange and provide employment for all and sundry in all countries. Not only that, the tourist industry encompasses a widespread web of supporting or ancillary services which may be difficult to quantify in monetary terms.

    With the expected subsidence of the COVID-19 virus by April 2020, hopefully tourists arrivals into Malaysia will perk up again. Singapore has already calibrated that the fall in tourists arrival in 2020 is expected to fall by 30%.

    These are also times when the ASEAN countries co-operate and work closely together in terms of health control, tourist arrivals and distribution etc. The cake has become much smaller for sharing. The next season which begins with the holidays in the West will begin in 4-5 months time. Let us hope we will see a bright and disease-clean environment by then. As always, Leadership in crisis will ameliorate some pain as felt in the private sector.

    The present crisis also put us on the alert for similar incidents to happen again in the future. The future will even have more mass rapid transport from continent to continent. And with China struggling to keep up with the West in terms of its sanitary and hygienic standards concerning food and living conditions for the next 100 years, it pays for all countries to be prepared to face another bizarre medical crisis in the future.

    China in her present crisis of the COVID-19 virus showed that monetary progress without paying attention to proper health and sanitary standards do not pay in the long run. The huge expenditure now being spent to rout the COVID-19 and the damage to her economy cost much more than what should have been spent on these essential health infra-structures since 1982.

    It was traditional for emerging countries to neglect health and education in their quest for a meaningful GDP. By now, one may say the GDP is a trap for the unwary. The question arises. ” IS THE GDP SUITABLE FOR A TINY PLACE LIKE SINGAPORE OR A HUGE EMERGING COUNTRY LIKE CHINA ?”

    Of course, China will rise again like the phoenix from the ashes. But it is to be expected that more money will be spent to raise her health and sanitary standards in keeping with her modernization. This alone will tone down the recent go-go years of expectations before Trump.

    As for Malaysia, only a good, efficient and incorruptible Government like the PH Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will guide us through crisis. It is fortunate we have the right Leadership and incumbent Government in place.

    Again, see how the corrupt BN Government, 2004-2018 by doing nothing for the Rakyat wasted 14 years of constructive development, money, energy and time. The onus to catch up and fill this dark void rests unfairly but squarely on the incumbent PH Government which has to tough it out under any circumstances.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  267. mubarakchan Feb 11,2020 10:41 PM

    Tun

    I can only look back with deep regret that the 14 precious years of rule by the fun loving Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs achieved nothing whatsoever for the Rakyat. 14 years of waste in Life, money and effort which should have been the input for the benefit of all in any country. What should not have happened, happened !

    How many Malaysians realise that our beloved Malaysia built up its surplus in reserves through decades of sound and good financial management of the country’s natural resources and financial reserves ?

    Dedicated leaders and their experts 1957-2003, were serious about their duties and responsibilities and tolerated no fools who claimed to be experts. That was the time when our beloved Malaysia had a sound Value System – the Golden Mean- for stability and value which governed our ethics, propriety, morals, standards etc. In comparison, the motto “Cash is King” is immoral.

    From 2004-2018, our beloved Malaysia was governed by faceless and brainless digits whose motive were to grab billions of ringgits wherever these could lay their hands on. How to govern with proper governance when the digits thought about money in the billions of ringgits all the time 2004-2018 ?

    With the complete lack of attention by the ruling clique of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018, our beloved Malaysia made no progress from no contributions by the rulers.

    What really happened was the natural rise and fall of the market place on prices concerning our main exports of natural resources and commodities. The claims of economic success during this period 2004-2018 by the corrupt BN Government were faked or not due to their efforts.

    Because if the corrupt BN Government had done what our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had done in his 22 year Administration 1981-2003, Malaysia is a much better off place today as regards the Rakyat’s jobs, salaries, Life-style, housing, cost of living etc.

    But the corrupt BN Government did not deliver anything to the Rakyat except glib lip-service with a heavy play on Politics of the Malaysian kind.

    The corrupt BN Government claimed it protected the GLCs/SOEs vis-a-vis the Malays and made money for them. None of these fake promises materialised. WHAT WE GOT ARE THOSE CRIMINAL BREACH OF TRUST CASES IN THE COURTS EVERYDAY !

    And what is the result of all these criminal activities at the highest levels of the Malaysian Government 2004-2018 ?

    How do we gauge the loss of Pulau Batu Putih or the KTM landed assets and rails or the 1,000,000 barrels of Saddam Hussein’s sanctioned oil to a nobody ? And many more !

    One thing for sure, countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines have advanced socio-economically at a time when our beloved Malaysia was financially raped by Malaysia’s fun-loving Leaders 2004-2018. Soon, these countries will overtake Malaysia – not too long ago, their peoples did not know how to play football or sepak takraw !

    And at a time like this, our beloved Malaysia lacks a choice of good Leaders, thousands of Malay elite, a restored Value System, and well-informed citizenry. Without these virtues which have been carefully nurtured up to 2003 by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his predecessors, it is difficult to wear the mantra of one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    As history is the finest arbiter of the Truth, the fact is corruption in its ugliest form has hollowed out our beloved Malaysia of the human resources which are essential for good governance and living. Elitism is very much alive in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

    But to this day, our citizens seem only interested in quarrelling over non-issues like race and religion and not bread and butter issues which are the key issues of importance in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

    Maybe it is timely for all politicians to be bi-partisan during this critical hour of need for our beloved Malaysia until the GDP is at least 5% again. Anything less than GDP 5% is no man’s land for partisan politics. If Malaysian Politics are ever to grow up or mature, the rough and tumble politics at present should be put on the back burner until good times return again. A strong Leader in any political party is a must and not one who specialises in a wayang kulit show.

    Yes ! Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines will soon over-take us. We were second only to tiny Singapore in terms of everything not too long ago. But with the financial rape of our beloved Malaysia’s natural and monetary resources 2004-2018, some one has to pay the price – the 31 million Rakyat – the rich and the poor. South America could be the future face of a mis-governed Malaysia for the curious. A much smaller version is Sri Lanka.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    Strangely, most Malaysians do not seem to be aware of the titanic damage done to our beloved Malaysia’s human, financial and natural resources during the 14 year rule by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs !

  268. twinpeaks Feb 11,2020 9:27 AM

    On vote of confidence.

    If the UMNO frogs in Warisan can be lured back into UMNO or Bersatu, then it is possible there is no change.

  269. mubarakchan Feb 9,2020 6:19 PM

    Tun

    A non-issue like your purported promise to hand-over your Premiership is becoming more and more shrill as politicians of all sorts of stripes and colours got worked up in their minds on all the possibilities that might happen in the future. But the broad stroke of the whole picture will be completed as promised by you. There is no doubt about this.

    All our distinguished Prime Ministers from 1957 delivered as promised except for one who was booted out.

    The constant reminders of the ‘PROMISE’ have become farcical in real political terms.

    I remember the time in 2002 when you gave 1 year’s notice of your proposed retirement, Lee Kuan Yew went straight to his drawing board and produced the Free Trade Scheme which eventually became the Malaysis/Malays Killer the TPPA/CPTPP of Obama fame. This was only one goodie for Singapore amongst many which were given free to Singapore eg. Pulau Batu Putih, KTM rails and landed assets, HSR, sand, etc.

    As it is obvious, politics are always in a state of flux. Nothing is static. New information which became available, will set the political cryptos to work over-time to feather their own nests as it is clearly shown in the historical aspects of the failed Malaysia/Malays Killer TPPA/CPTPP Agreement. History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    When I read about people kept reminding you of the “PROMISE”, I have no doubt you will keep the “PROMISE” and the timing of the announcement is a question not only of timing but also on the state of the political and socio-economic health of our beloved Malaysia at the material time since you are the only person who knows best as the pilot in the cockpit. In fact, no one knows better than you. All of us are just reading the tea-leaves which tell us nothing.

    From your experience and also our experience of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, it is ‘once bitten twice shy’.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our beloved Malaysia and 31 million Malaysians depend on you to make the right judgement, Tun ! ‘Once bitten, twice shy !’

  270. mubarakchan Feb 9,2020 9:34 AM

    Tun

    The complexity of Malaysian Politics is in itself a simplicity of thoughts or ideas as it unravels itself as the days go by. How simple can it be when the PAS as reported thus

    ” PAS TO PUSH FOR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN DR M. ”

    On the assumption it is not fake news.

    The first question that springs to mind is, ” Is this necessary ?” As just a simple pledge by PAS will do in their earnest support for you to remain as the Prime Minister. Or PAS is attempting to do something sinister which has not been tried before. Or this so called support is just a trial balloon to test the clarity of the politically polluted air. One way or another, this is Malaysian Politics with PAS is leading the Way.

    In the event, the motion in support of your Premiership does make it into the august Hall of the Dewan Rakyat. It is just a vote of Confidence on a subject which all and sundry are in support. The result of passing this Motion of Confidence may touch 2/3rd majority in your favour. Then what does this mean ?

    And you have rightly said that there is no intention whatsoever to create a new coalition with any other opposition party. Therefore, this whole rigmarole of a vote of confidence in your Prime Ministership is an exercise in futility. A sort of show where you see it and then you don’t !

    It is far better if the UMNO and PAS pledge their support for your Prime Ministership as parties unanimously rather than nit-picking in the Dewan Rakyat – concise and clear-cut. Call a spade, a spade.

    But with our Malaysian Politics any thing can happen within a week after all politicians must keep their home fires burning all the time.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  271. mubarakchan Feb 7,2020 10:35 PM

    Tun

    From a dire lack of real political issues to argue about amongst our politicians and issues of race and religion are as old as the hill as it is said, it makes a lot of sense, common sense for all politicians to consider the Realpolitik of supporting your Leadership as the Prime Minister during these exceptional times.

    These are not normal and ordinary times but extraordinary times. A time when our beloved Malaysia had been financially raped consecutively by two rogue Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs to the bone.

    It makes a lot of sense also for all politicians to unite to put our beloved Malaysia back on its feet again in the interest of the Rakyat. I have always presumed that politicians must do their duties and responsibilities as elected representatives well endowed with tax free allowances.

    There have been strong denials of any pow-wow by UMNO with anyone in the Good and Incorruptible Government.

    But in Malaysian Politics, anything is possible. I have also noted that personal preferences for personalities loom large in the psyches of those who shout the loudest. But at the end of the day, it must be the majority of sensible and responsible politicians who must hold sway and support our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the indefatigable Prime Minister.

    What are you UMNO or PAS waiting for ? It has already been reported twice in the media, thus :-

    1. ” UMNO AND PAS SHOW ME YOUR SUPPORT. PM ”

    2. ” PM FUELS TALK OF NEW COALITION ”

    A a lady political analyst reported the impending reshuffling of the Cabinet.

    It is possible that none of the above-mentioned highlights will happen. But this only goes to show that Malaysian Politicians have no class and not creative, innovative and without vision.

    If at all, the best display of Malaysian political endeavour is now and not to seat on their backsides until the coronavirus blows over.

    The Rakyat are waiting anxiously for their Life-style and their wealth impoverished by the BN to be restored which is their right.

    Our view of things must not be coloured or overwhelmed by the huge revelations of greed and vulgarity as exposed in the Courts every day. The excesses and abuse of Power which rightly belonged to the Rakyat and not to be tampered with.

    In this period of “Cash is King” 2004-2018, our Malaysian Value System was destroyed by just three words. Even top private corporates were dragged into the mud of bribery and corruption. It was a period of Darkness without an end until dawn broke after the night of 9 May 2018.

    In the event, the impossible becomes a possibility for all Malaysian politicians joining hands to support our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister during these difficult times. Then, this event is another brilliant example of what we Malaysians can do within our Powers and self-respect. This will augur well for the future and our generations to come because this would be another precedence of a political coalition by opposing sides in a democratic society. Of course, the first precedence was the ousting of the incumbent BN Government on 9 May 2018.

    As it is said, a week is a long time in Malaysian Politics. Who knows what will happen to Malaysian Politics next week ? By now UMNO and PAS would have worked out their maths and make the right decision.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. As we all know problems are Human-made. It is up to Humankind to resolve them.

  272. mubarakchan Feb 7,2020 10:14 AM

    Tun

    The best headline to appear this morning, thus

    ” GUAN ENG: MALAYSIA FREE FROM RECESSION RISKS. STIMULUS PACKAGE IS TO ENSURE THE ECONOMY REMAINS INTACT. ”

    The finances of our beloved Malaysia are now in sound hands with the Good and Incorruptible Government.

    The FM is good at keeping a set of clean books which is essential in the proper financial governance of any country.

    The qualification for the FM job is not only technical but also discipline in the management of public funds. The riotous padding of prices in the purchase of essentials by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs was horrendous like a pencil allegedly cost the Government RM 8 a piece.

    With the incumbent Government now getting its money’s worth like retrieving 85 sens to 90 sens worth instead of 50 sens to 60 sens for every ringgit spent during the BN Government, this savings alone puts a buffer to over-spending by the Government. It’s efficiency and productive must have improved tremendously over the past 2 years.

    The Ministry of Finance is the hub of a Government. It forms the basis of all that a Government implements as Policies. With each Policy the likelihood is that there will be spending, large or small in response to the demands of the Rakyat.

    Hence, a well-managed Ministry of Finance by a good FM gives a lot of confidence and credence to domestic and foreign investors at large. With money, sentiments regarding the knowledge of well-managed finances of a Government is the key. The slightest whiff of a scandal will send investors scurrying away to other havens.

    Whether it is a “Stimulus Package” or a “Supplementary Budget” is just the same thing as a rose is a rose, a rose.

    It is good to note that the FM looked confident when he announced a possible “Stimulus Package”. This meant he has everything under his control.

    The best news for the Government is the possibility of MAS being taken over by AirAsia in the National Interest from the crisis of the alleged bribery and corruption. This corporate exercise will take a huge mill-stone from the Government’s neck. Many billions of ringgits were spent each year on bail-out situations concerning MAS.

    It is expected that in 3-4 months time, the markets will return to normal.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  273. mubarakchan Feb 6,2020 7:25 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

    First, my humble apologies for a typo error which should read, ” …FOOL AROUND WITH POWER.”

    Second, it is indeed good news in the National Interest that UMNO and PAS have the gumption to fully support our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister as long as he desires.

    Who cares whether a person is 49 or 94 as long as our beloved Malaysia needs his SERVICES AND DEVOTION !

    In fact, as I see it, our beloved Tun has not much choice due to overwhelming demand for him to stay. On this score, he has not uttered one word. But he did say something today to UMNO & PAS who claim to support him, thus

    ” UMNO & PAS SHOW ME YOUR SUPPORT ! ”

    As Deng Xiao Peng remarked who cares whether a cat is black or white as long as it catches mice ! Who cares whether our beloved Tun is 49 or 94 as long as he is the only pukka Prime Minister whom the majority desires.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  274. mubarakchan Feb 6,2020 2:32 PM

    Tun

    TWIN PEAKS.

    A Kingdom for a horse would be the battle cry of any Malaysian Political Party today. (These are all Leaderless except for PBBM). I am not trying to be funny but the Chinese endearing connotation for our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir is “OLD HORSE” which blabber mouthed HBT630 slipped and called him “OLD SHIT”. This vulgar fellow has yet to apologise.

    Yes! It is the Leadership with the proper credentials which count, not some blabber-mouthed politician. Our beloved Malaysia is too sophisticated for that fortunately.

    Despite the heavy overlay of race and religious issues, I still believe at the end of the day, it is the bread and butter or rice bowl issues take precedence over all. The Government or Party which could deliver, wins.

    The danger here is the destruction of conventional socio-economic Policies or beliefs or norms which will lead to total destruction of our much touted good financial management by the Government. The first sign of mismanagement to please the Rakyat would be a flood of money followed by high inflation. The destruction of the Value System which puts all in place under the Sun for viability and sustainability of any normal economy.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs was just beginning to do this but their priority was to line their own pockets first, goodies for the Rakyat come second.

    The political trick or secret to govern our beloved Malaysia successfully is to have a pukka Prime Minister who keeps the Rakyat happy at the base of the Power pyramid by letting the goodies flow incessantly down the slippery slopes. Unlike the corrupt BN Government, goodies were seen to defy gravity and flowed into the pockets of rogue Leaders 2004-2018.

    As I just commented, politics in Malaysia today is just like Hollywood’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. One wise, brilliant and courageous Leader with no one else on the horizon. Only one party DAP has become interesting, very interesting.

    In 1966, Lee Kuan Yew inspired the DAP as a Singaporean Trojan Horse which he left behind as he retreated out of Malaysia. From historical facts, Lee Kuan Yew also had other plans for himself and Singapore which may now be called the Questionable World Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam since 1962 ! It was only after his demise in 2015 that his creation the DAP came into Power on 9 May 2018 by going into bed with a Malay World’s icon, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. At the point of Power, the composition of the DAP was crypto-Singaporeans or Lee Kuan Yew worshippers, Chinese chauvinists from the lower ranks of commerce or vernacular education and a new factor in Malaysian politics, the adherents of the tax-free RM2 incorporated places of worship now loaded with tons of money which became naturally an expression of Political Power. With such a mix crew, DAP is now subjected to stress and strain of disparate thoughts, verbal conflict and actions. The old DAP Leadership is still in place but how long this will hold is the RM64,000 question ?

    But with UMNO and PAS backing our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad strongly and fully, the pressure is on the DAP either to do the same or otherwise.

    But I have yet to see in our beloved Malaysia anyone willingly and consciously giving up Political Power WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WHO GAVE NOTICE AND RETIRED IN OCTOBER 2003.

    Yet, his successors could not see the light of enlightenment of the highest order – to give up Political Power willingly and consciously. To me, his unsaid message was clear – DO NOT FULL AROUND WITH POWER.

    Tun was probably one of the very few if any in both the Western and Eastern Worlds who retired whilst in office. Even today, both Putin and Trump make strenuous efforts to stay in Power, come what may.

    The political cackle which erupted from DAP now and then is a good indication of what is happening inside it. The mish-mash of fellow travellers either with or without ideologies. One thing is certain though – The DAP will emerge from this marriage of Power convenience a different Powerhouse, probably with diminished influence and support for not delivering the goods to its fervent supporters by fearing to cross the red line in the sand.

    With the Malaysian Political Ball up in the air for grabs, the Seven Dwarfs will attempt to capture it. Billions of ringgits will be in play again as befits a traditional industry.

    Lest we forget. The DAP missed out capturing Putrajaya for decades thus :-

    1997. If the DPM had gone to the United States on sabbatical leave, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.

    2008. If the 32 Aduns had been sorted out BEFORE and not AFTER the GE, the DAP would have been in Putrajaya since.

    2013. If the Opposition had gone on a dramatic 100 day hunger strike, they would have been in Putrajaya since.

    As History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth, the rest of Malaysian Politics since 9 May 2018 is history !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. THE PROBLEM WITH SOME TOP MALAYSIAN EXECUTIVES IS THAT THEY THINK THE COMPANIES THEY MANAGED ARE THEIR OWN. The fact is that all corporate executives are Trustees and should behave, act and work accordingly.

  275. HBT456 Feb 6,2020 1:16 PM

    twinpeaks Feb 6,2020 11:30 AM

    On UMNO/PAS support.

    It is good to hear more support for our most capable Prime Minister to date. But I cannot help thinking that UMNO and PAS lend their support to Tun for just one reason.. to win the next general elections.

    To them, the longer Tun stays in power, the more unpopular DAP will be in the Chinese community. That means another Tanjong Piai result, only this time the prize is Putrajaya. Pretty obvious, isn’t it.

    Sorry, but that is just my analysis of politics in this country.

    You really think so, twinpeaks?
    Kicking out DAP, Tun has 3rd Force, Gerakan, behind his back to support him.
    What will be the outcome?
    Only umno and mic have PUTERI Wings.

    Amanah and Integriti, ada perbezaan?
    Puteri and Princess ada perbezaan?

    You know apakah itu ‘sakit puteri’ in modern china?

  276. twinpeaks Feb 6,2020 11:30 AM

    On UMNO/PAS support.

    It is good to hear more support for our most capable Prime Minister to date. But I cannot help thinking that UMNO and PAS lend their support to Tun for just one reason.. to win the next general elections.

    To them, the longer Tun stays in power, the more unpopular DAP will be in the Chinese community. That means another Tanjong Piai result, only this time the prize is Putrajaya. Pretty obvious, isn’t it.

    Sorry, but that is just my analysis of politics in this country.

  277. mubarakchan Feb 6,2020 9:26 AM

    Tun

    As the best and most experienced practitioner of Malaysian Politics, I am certain that you have everything under control despite what the naysayers, detractors, troublemakers, morons, treasonous ennobled Civil Servants, tycoons, Man from the Moon or Mars, spies, swallows, ducks say. The Opposition media has been trying to create all sorts of contentious political scenarios for the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great.

    Only you know best what to do next, Tun. The rest of the madding crowd of journalists are just press-worthy speculators eking out a living !. And in 3-4 months time when the Coronavirus will be contained, markets will climb back to their old former-selves. Our beloved Malaysia will be right there ahead with the best.

    You have led the country through the best of times as well as the worst of times.

    The revelations in the Courts everyday do not fit in with our Malaysian style of Life. We have never heard of such big bucks being tossed around like confetti. Not only that, what we observed from these proceedings were the complete lack of ethics, standards, morality, propriety, sobriety and the observance of the Laws as created by Leaders turned rogue. It is utterly unimaginable that so many billions of ringgits were wastefully laundered when just on our door-steps there are thousands if not millions of disadvantaged Rakyat. This very thought is horrifying to the core.

    Hence, my call to all Malaysian politicians to stand united and support your Leadership. This is no longer fun and games by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs but serious governance and delivery by those in Government with the Power today.

    Together, we the Rakyat must respond and push our beloved Malaysia through this difficult period which should be of short duration, onto to better pastures like the good old days of yore before the coming of the rogue Prime Ministers 2004-2018.

    Together as one, anything is possible to be done. We are a small country and as I always said we are either related or good friends. We cannot runaway very far from each other. Age-old non-issues like race and religion should not hold centre stage anymore at this time of difficulty and crisis. These non-issues do not make sense when bread and butter issues are the topics of the day. These issues have always been with us since Adam and Eve.

    The political scenario today in Malaysia is just like Hollywood’s ‘Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.’ All the Dwarfs in support of one single Leader our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for our very own sustainability and survival. No more. No less. It is with the utmost intent to recover our Dignity and Self-Respect concomitant with the re-establishment of our Value System which was broken by the brainless motto “Cash is King”. With a broken Value System, all of us, the rich and the poor, become impoverished throughout the land.

    To quote an ancient saying, ” ONLY ONE TIGER CAN REMAIN ON A HILL-TOP “. Only one Leader can be the Prime Minister even though in our beloved Malaysia today there are many copy-cats, plagiarists and charlatans – the after wash from a democratic country.

    Strangely despite all the fake news created by jealous foreign rivals about rising racial tensions in our beloved Malaysia, the real situation on the ground showed otherwise. How ?

    THE MALAYSIAN POLITICAL SITUATION IS STABILISED WHEN UMNO AND PAS SUPPORT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD AS THE PRIME MINISTER.

    At a stroke, 70% of the population support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the most suitable Prime Minister. Kudos to UMNO and PAS for making a wise decision in Malaysian Politics.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  278. twinpeaks Feb 6,2020 8:50 AM

    On country’s aviation scandal.

    This is not a good story for the country’s aviation industry. Just when it is taking off to become a global player.

    But I can’t say I feel sorry for a (any) company’s wrongdoings, IF proven to be true in court. I would say one thing though… feel sorry for the owners of the company. They must have thought that when they bought the fledgling company, it was the biggest break in their lives. Indeed it was, for a long time, wasn’t it. On the covers of business magazines and newspapers, various accolades and titles as well. Not to mention the perks as being the top men in the company. Friends at high places. Free travel and five-star accommodations everywhere they go, I am sure.

    But people are forgetting that some things are always the same, no matter what. That is the fact that absolutely no one is infallible. And the higher one gets in society or the business world, the higher the risks and therefore the higher the duty of care. This is the same for a Prime Minister, Minister, CEO of public listed company, or even just a local bank branch manager. Any one trained in law will tell you that Ignorance of the Law is not an excuse, and it will be even more to watch out for if you are a manager than if you are just a simple clerk. That’s because when you accept the Ministerial or CEO post, or just a local branch manager post, you have access to a lot more information and what goes on inside your organisation, compared to your subordinate. And rightly so, there is a higher duty of care placed on that person.

    So, the lesson for future aspiring Ministers and CEOs, be aware of what you are getting yourselves into BEFORE accepting a promotion. A general leads from the front, and is the first to die in a battle. Rightly so. When a company gets into trouble, the simple clerk may simply get the sack at most and has to look for another job, but his CEO goes to prison for a long, long time.

    So, maybe the simple lesson is… don’t bite more than what you can chew.

  279. HBT456 Feb 5,2020 7:42 AM

    Knowing the truth is frightening, can you differentiate the hidden meaning of the followings as ahli2 politik tanahair?

    A. SABU and SAPU
    B. KERALA and KERANA
    C. GHOST and BOMOH
    D. ROTHMAN and LOKMAN
    E. RACISM and TATABIRO

    I guess, life must be very tough and stress out for those who really want to see Malaysia succeeds.

    To unite each one of us is easier when the rule of law has so many loopholes with 50 Shades of Grey due to different political appetites of a large body with no definite shape being exposed in social media networks in every minutes being shared for all of us to judge.

    Even Pope Francis admitted he too made mistakes in post social media era when he was caught by handphone with video recorder 🤗🤗🤗

    When Pope Francis told his public audience of men and women not to gatal him, i mean, bite him, to respect prostitutes, the first thing that pops in my mind is monkey god’s master, the monk, in Journey to the West in conquering demons atau nafsu manusia 😅😅😅

    Racism and Extremism exist and this is the hard truth.

    If you really cannot tahan, the best way out is not to contest since there are so many better options out there to earn a decent living, dont you think so?

    Why Facebook’s Mark complained he couldnt get into mainland china market as per Malaysiakini?

    I guess his wife and her parents must have gone through the most frightening era of civil wars erupted during the 70s between guerila fighters and american soldiers on the soil of Vietnam between North and South.

    Me too has gone through this era when army took over in the name of DAURURAT when DAP won the first general election in KUL in 1969.

    During that time, i was too young to understand.

    When comes to think of it, it still haunts me until today, and i can understand Mark’s wife fear and anxieties.

    Hence, as TUAN RUMAH sini, they really need to ask themselves APA LAGI REJIM MELAYU MAHU SEBAGAI TUAN TANAH after they claimed MERDEKA along with Ah Chong and Muthu races from UNITED KINGDOM on 31, OGOS, 1957 after WW2 officially ended on September 2, 1945?

    Will you want to pass down such horrendous and most unfortunate nightmare to your next generation?

    I prefer not to since today we can watch movies and documented short films of war crimes due to political certainty that lasted more than 60 years.

    Me too believe my children will find out themselves when they get older.

    I for sure do not want to enforce, i mean, hasut, them into believing life is not as rosy as it should be since they are mature enough to find out themselves kerana KAMI RAKYAT MALAYSIA BERIKRAH UNTUK MRMBINA NEGARA ………

    What about you?

  280. mubarakchan Feb 5,2020 6:31 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians realise that only good Prime Ministers of our beloved Malaysia made the day ?

    Do they realise also that in Malaysian Politics that no Political Philosophy is practised by anyone but only Communal Politics which so far we have not broken apart because of the good and sincere Leaders all round ?

    How long is this state of affairs of Communal Politics is going to last is as yet unknown ?

    A case in point is Switzerland which confederation began 800 years ago from 4 war-like tribes, the Germans, the French, the Italians and the Romansch. After 800 years, these different people still make snide remarks about each other behind their backs. Our beloved Malaysia is only 63 years old.

    Therefore, the importance of Peace, Harmony and Prosperity of our beloved Malaysia today is not so much based on confrontational and communal Politics BUT ON THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PRIME MINISTER and the goodwill by all concerned.

    If he is a good fellow, no problem. But we have seen Prime Ministers turned rogues who raped our financial resources and abused their Powers which they had. They gave all of us good Malaysian a bad name.

    Arising from all these melee’, some one called for a Third Force in Malaysian politics.

    Whatever Political Force for our beloved Malaysia is useless if the proposed PRIME MINISTER TURNS ROGUE !

    At the moment, bi-partisanship is the best course for all concerned. IN OTHER WORDS, ALL SHOULD STOP FIGHTING EACH OTHER BUT TO BACK OUR INCUMBENT PRIME MINISTER WHO IS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD.

    With a new coronavirus crisis appearing in the environment and others to be sorted out, Tun is the only wise, brilliant and courageous Leader available. It must be remembered Prime Minister are born not made as we Malaysians now discovered to our cost.

    Hence, also the urgent need for Malay elite in this land of many copy-cats, plagiarists and charlatans. Thousands of Malay elite are required with at least a workable command of English to reach out also to the World at last.

    As for the lady who wants a Third Force, it is better she goes for a CONSTITUTIONAL PARTY RIGHT NOW. I may join her. At least 10 per cent of the population may be so inclined.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  281. mubarakchan Feb 4,2020 10:28 PM

    Tun

    Here is a headline which is not only false but also reflects the ignorance of the writer on the true state of our beloved Malaysia today, thus :-

    ” NEW MALAYSIA UNDER MAHATHIR LOOKS MUCH LIKE OLD CRONY STATE. PROMISES OF REFORM TO STATE-OWNED COMPANIES HAVE GONE UNFULFILLED. ”

    As it is said talking is free and easy, getting things done is not as easy as it seemed.

    How many Malaysians are actually aware that our beloved Malaysia is a very small country with a small population since Merdeka 1957 ?

    And when Malaya became independent, all the Malay elite were in the Malay Civil Service and all the Chinese had colonial commercial backgrounds ! There were no elite, intellectuals or academicians, only a few professionals eking out a living under the Colonial sun. That was the Malayan economy which was entirely distributive in trade and on just two commodities, rubber and tin.

    When the new Malay graduates returned in the 1960s, the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak took all of them under his care. This was the First Generation of Malay elite.

    Fast trek to 9 May 2018, the record showed that 3 Generations of Malay elite through self-indulgence and self-immolation had disappeared leaving behind only 3 real Malay elite, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin and Datuk Sharil Ridza Ridzuan to carry the flag.

    On 9 May 2018, there was a huge over-hang of GLCs/SOEs, much more than the available elite could take within the present state of the Malaysian economy.

    In other words, the economy was desultory after the financial rape by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs ! There were no suitable candidates with Wealth to take-over the GLCs now stuck with the new Government. Not only that, the Government found it difficult to realise proper values from selling the GLCs. It takes two to tango in any business deal. Hence, to the outsider it seems as though the new Government avoids disposing the GLCs/SOEs. This false belief is far from the truth.

    The difficulty in disposing the GLCs/SOAEs is also compounded by the sheer small size of entrepreneurs who can take-over these humongous GLCs/SOEs and with the right credentials. In a small country, there are not many because some of them also were affected by the down turn in the O & G business.

    Just look at the bidders for PLUS recently. Their backgrounds were self-explanatory

    And the writer conveniently forgot to mention the complete absence of the CLOSEST AIDES which were evident and riding high previously.

    With the further deterioration in the economy as affected by the coronavirus, who wants to buy a GLC/SOE ?

    But as I mentioned before the biggest GLC which is a mill-stone around the Federal Government’s neck for decades, MAS, will now merge with AirAsia. This corporate exercise alone will reduced markedly the financial burden the Government has to bear year after year.

    By presenting the facts to rebut a false headline, it is clear that the New and Incorruptible Government in a crisis will relinquish MAS, its biggest GLC to the Private Sector – In a Crisis, Opportunity.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  282. HBT456 Feb 4,2020 8:58 PM

    Thats not the end of the world.

    When the storm passes through, sunny sky will appear.

    It is either they learned, or they dont.

  283. mubarakchan Feb 4,2020 8:49 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians felt a bit of uneasiness looking at those headlines in the front pages of the national newspapers today ?

    The top leading lights of Politics and Commerce all accused of alleged Crime in our beloved Malaysia during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt GLCs/SOEs.

    These leading lights were the role models of our Malaysian Society which was built up slowly and painstakingly from Merdeka in 1957. These were our National Icons whom all looked up to for inspiration and model of success and achievements.

    Yet, these thoughtless personalities without a mind-set and from HUMBLE OR IMPPECCABLE BACKGROUNDS felled sway to CORRUPTION WHICH CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. And the price to pay ? NOT THESE LUCKY FELLOWS WHO NOW HAVE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS IN THEIR POCKETS BUT THE RAKYAT OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA !

    These fallen icons have impoverished our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat in more ways than one.

    The international image and standing of our beloved Malaysia is badly damaged. The Rakyat’s wealth has been impoverished through the transfer of huge amounts of ringgits overseas. Vide, The Annual Reports of the UN, World Bank and IMF. Between 2002-2018 over RM 1.5 Trillion were remitted overseas.

    The materialistic impoverishment of all Rakyat, the rich and the poor affected our economy – monetary system, real property values, market conditions, etc which snowballed into permeation of all sectors of our beloved Malaysia which concern the wealth of an individual. THIS IS THE PRICE PAID BY ALL THE 31 MILLION MALAYSIAN CITIZENS FOR THE GREED AND CORRUPTION OF A FEW with POWER.

    THE SHENANIGANS OF THE FEW DESTROYED THE VALUE SYSTEM OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY WHO HAD A GREAT FALL. The Value System is now shattered and it is difficult to rebuild in a financial system which has been raped by these crooks in more ways than one.

    The gigantic walloping of Public Wealth by the crooks from the Government’s coffers via the GLC’s and onto the Private Sector left no stone unturned.

    The case of the alleged corruption and bribery by Airbus,- the US$ 50 Millions belong to the SHAREHOLDERS OF AIRASIA, not in the alleged personal and private pockets of just 2 individuals.

    Again, the whole Wide World mocked at the greed and corruption of the Leaders of the top Malaysian echelon – the elite. First, the !MDB and now this Airbus Scandal. Who is going to respect PUBLIC and PRIVATE SECTORS Malaysians anymore ?

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia is now led by our beloved wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. This is the New Beginning. This is the Way to get rid of the crooks.

    Even Bloomberg today mocked the Malaysian Chief who schmoozed Airbus with his purported Billions of US Dollars. And this fellow was purported to be educated at Epsom College, England the renowned school for sons of doctors ! Disgraceful to the core.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  284. HBT456 Feb 4,2020 8:38 PM

    twinpeaks Feb 4,2020 5:19 PM

    I know absolutely little about Singapore, but I can see your good points there. All I would say is, Singapore has a lot of work to do, don’t they.

    Eh, I only see each case related to constitution worth minimum 100 mil. in MALAYSIAN RINGGIT, not in SIN DOLLAR.

    I believe MC team is busy building up the case fast to be trialed in MAHKAMAH so that they can issue the invoice to PMO before PH’s term ends.

    It is up to political parties of the divides to accept, reject, agree to disagree or disagree to agree.

    Is this what you want, twinpeaks?

    Are you happy now?

    Bak kata, siapakah makan cili, merekalah yang rasa pedas.

    Here you go again for another rough ride of roller coaster, twinpeaks.

    Why?

    They too wanted to eat the kek pulut but this time the keris gergasi value is at least 4 times higher than the previous value.

    ABU, Asal Bukan Umno is still on?

    Either we pay now, or we let the future generations to pay.

    Truth hurts?

    Yes, it hurts.

    What to do, thats life.

    If you think its not fair, perhaps you can get someone to write a novel of you to be shared at a price in local and oversea market.

  285. twinpeaks Feb 4,2020 5:19 PM

    I know absolutely little about Singapore, but I can see your good points there. All I would say is, Singapore has a lot of work to do, don’t they.

  286. mubarakchan Feb 4,2020 1:37 PM

    Tun

    TWIN PEAKS

    My view on why tiny Singapore actually has no choice but to save herself if her bland and uninspiring ex-Cambridge Leadership sees the light of enlightenment.

    Singapore’s First World status is based on earnings per capita from the wealth accrued during those blessed trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam.

    That was like tiny Singapore with its very small population of 2 million in those early days in an Alladin’s Cave full of treasures.

    Now, even with Globalization and Free Trade, Singapore it difficult to make ends meet as illustrated in her desultory GDP of 3%.

    Her humongous Ministry of Information just days ago rebutted this and claimed that mature First World countries have low GDPs ! This rebuttal before the advent of the coronavirus, is a lot of rubbish because the true state of Singapore’s present economy is for all to see. And now without Chinese tourists, Singapore’s retail trade falls. Whichever way the dice is tossed, Singapore’s mighty military with the alleged 50 paper generals makes a mockery of socio-economics. The whole rigmarole just does not jive or it is like going against gravity in defiance of Newton’s Law. At the present time and the future, Singapore cannot afford it.

    An alternative has to replace a sheer waste of good and hard-earned money. Finally, anyone in Singapore is stressed out by the multitude of taxes implemented by a stressed out Government.

    Hence, a full Monty of a Confederation for Singapore on equal terms with Britain is not only justifiable but socio-economically feasible.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  287. twinpeaks Feb 4,2020 10:59 AM

    Singapore with the UK. I don’t know about a confederation, to be honest. But a free trade agreement.. sure, why not. After all this is what Britain is fighting for (i.e. free trade with sovereignty). I’ve always had a thing for the old Empire, maybe because of my personal penchant for history, and maybe because of family close association with the English… my great-great-grandfather as a chief fought alongside the colonials against the treacherous Mat Salleh. He played polo too, and I have a photo of him on horseback with a polo stick in hand.

    Just imagine, a free-trade area of the British Commonwealth (Britain, Canada, Malaysia, India, Australia, etc). Wouldn’t that be something.

  288. mubarakchan Feb 4,2020 9:19 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    I did not realise the deeper implications of Brexit until you brought up the idea that certain European countries might follow Britain out of the EU. This I agree entirely taking cognizance of the political and historical aspects involving all these countries concerned.

    History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    When Britain decided to join the EU in 1973, I was aghast that Britain could dump the Commonwealth and kissed her former Continental enemies from centuries ago. Apparently, America wanted a European Bloc to face Russia in the aftermath of the World War II and during the Cold War 1948-1989. Big business followed.

    As we could see for Britain, it was one big coaster roller ride with Brussels getting more and more into the legislative control of the British Parliament, the heart of Britain. Altogether, there was too much garlic and bratwurst for the British to bear in the face of American disinterest in getting into bed with anyone these days. Hence, Brexit.

    As the diplomats remarked, “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.”

    Reading further into your succinct comments on this Brexit Saga, I can envisage the following countries will be tempted to follow Rrexit based on centuries old relationships and demographics :-

    1. The Scandinavian countries. All have a Monarchy which has close relationships with the British Royalty and are very advanced in socio-economics.

    2. The Netherlands. The Dutch Monarchy is close to the British Royals. In business, the two countries have many joint ventures together eg. Shell etc.

    3. Portugal. This country is a centuries old ally of Britain against Spain.

    4. Poland. A country which was a traditional punching bag for both Germany and Russia. There is a strong emigres’ presence in Britain since World War II. Now, most of Britain’s construction workers are Polish. Coincidentally, Chicago and the Mid-West have a large Polish population.

    5. Hungary, Czech and Slovakia. These countries are weak and often dominated by the Germans through the centuries, would also join Britain if all things being equal.

    Hence, Johnson is back to Britain’s traditional role as THE PERFIDIOUS ALBION. The instinctive reaction by Germany’s Merkel was ” Brexit departure leaves a deep cut.”.

    The more we delve into History the more it becomes interesting and sometimes like this Brexit, history gives us not only an insight into the past but also the future. The History of Britain and Europe which the British and European boys and girls know very well.

    TWIN PEAKS with the scenario as painted by you, DON’T YOU THINK THAT THE BLAND AND UNISPIRING EX-CAMBRIDGE LEADERSHIP OF SINGAPORE HAS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CHANCE TO CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN ?

    After the huge US$ 300 Billion largesse from the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam, they missed investing into 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000. This is the THIRD opportunity for Singapore to continue Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy for Singapore and his inheritors by confederating with Britain on equal terms. It’s now or never.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I never knew History can be so very interesting.

  289. twinpeaks Feb 3,2020 9:37 PM

    On the UK and EU.

    Just as I predicted, Chancellor Merkel of Germany is now calling for a review of the EU’s uncompromising stands of various issues principally on environment, labour, and taxation. It seems that the UK’s equally uncompromising stick to their guns approach has already left the Europeans shaken, just two days after Brexit. UK’s PM Johnson already said that he will not bow down to the EU, come what may. What this means in effect is sending a subtle signal to the other EU members that if they don’t like to be told what to do by Germany and Brussels, then get out and form a new, looser trading alliance, and led by guess who… the UK (!!!)

    Long Live the Queen. Rule Britannia.

  290. mubarakchan Feb 3,2020 5:10 PM

    Tun

    See how our beloved Malaysia in good times and bad times, there are still good and sound people around. They are not running away to some far off lands to be discriminated or spit on. Yes ! Its your exhortative and substantive mind-sets at work.

    AND AT THIS VERY JUNCTION THERE IS NOT A SINGLE SQUEAK OR QUACK from the copy-cats, plagiarists, charlatans, naysayers, trouble-makers, detractors, morons, treasonous ennobled Civil Servants, tycoons, Man from the Moon or Mars, fellow travellers, spies, swallows, ducks etc. A colourful collection of Humankind in democratic beloved Malaysia. Where else but Malaysia ?

    As it is said, the SILENCE FROM THIS DISPARATE LOT OF FELLOWS IS DEAFENING !

    Out of this melee of fakes and fakirs, suddenly this TWIN PEAKS fellow appeared with full of gumption and solid ideas from his years of cosmopolitan experience at home and abroad. He should lead now from the forefront on the implementation of the English Policy instead of some political fakes with a big mouth. Let TWIN PEAKS put his words into REALITY FOR ALL THE RAKYAT’S BENEFIT..

    Our beloved Malaysia will rise and rise after this crisis as led by your Good and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    The resolution of bread and butter issues is a MUST not airy-fairy reforms which require a 2/3rd majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

    And the best news today is the certainty of the merger between MAS and Airbus which resolved this age old cantankerous sore of our beloved Malaysia once and for all.

    What is better than this, Tun ?

    During your wise, brilliant and courageous Leadership, another Legacy apart from the many which you have created as a Prime Minister. Then the finest Legacy of all, the teaching of Maths and Science in ENGLISH. What have all those corrupt detractors pockets lined with corrupt money have to say ? As the Hollywood 3 Musketeers said, ” ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL “..

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. This is the TIME. This is the WAY. Your WAY, Tun !

  291. twinpeaks Feb 3,2020 1:43 PM

    ADDENDUM TO ENGLISH EDUCATION.

    Tun,

    In order to ensure that school children all all backgrounds…, rich and poor, Malay, Bumiputeras, Chinese and Indians… have the best chance to succeed in passing their senior school exams, English MUST ideally be taught at the earliest age. From Kindergarten indeed. More emphasis should be placed on daily conversation when they are at Primary School, so that by the time they learn English Grammar (the hardest part) when they are a bit older (Secondary School age), they will absorb the language more easily. Learn to speak fluently first before learning how to write properly.

    English is a living language meant to be spoken, not written. Writing comes second. A lot of people in the West cannot spell properly, let alone write. But they speak the language daily. Fluently.

    So teach the Kindergarten and Primary kids to converse daily at schools, most of the time, in class and outside class times. Should they revert back to BM, Chinese and Tamil, etc. when they reach home, they would have practiced a lot at school.

  292. mubarakchan Feb 3,2020 11:13 AM

    Tun

    With your significant statement on Maths and Science to be taught in English, it seems the best way is to form a small committee representing the Ministry of Education, PAGE, Sabah (TWIN PEAKS), Sarawak, vernacular schools ?, your personal representative to advise on the best possible way to implement this important Policy in the fastest possible manner – a battle fit committee of professionals WITHOUT POLITICIANS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  293. mubarakchan Feb 3,2020 10:47 AM

    Tun

    There is an ancient saying which was a favourite of the late P.P. Narayanan, the Trade Unionist, ” WITH CRISIS AN OPPORTUNITY “. Do you see what I see this morning from the headlines ?

    I reckon our beloved Malaysia finally has resolved her problems with MAS, thus :-

    ” SC TO REVIEW ALLEGED US$ 50 MILLION GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST KEY DECISION MAKERS’ AT AIR-ASIA, AIR-ASIA X. ”

    Quote The Edge Financial Daily February 3, 2020, ” ….Airbus had allegedly bribed two key decision makers at the budget airlines- who are only identified as AirAsia Executive I and AirAsis Executive II – by providing sponsorship worth US$50 Million for sports team owned by these individuals in exchange for the purchase of its aircraft. ”

    Bribery and Corruption alleged to be exposed in European Courts of Law are now widely publicised around the World like 1MDB – another Malaysian first originating from the Era when our beloved Malaysia lost not only her marbles but also her Value System 2004-2018 during the Administration of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2019 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    Further MACC Chief Commissioner Latheefa Koya said the Commission is already investigating the matter and is in touch with the authorities in UK.

    Tun, what does this information tell us ?

    Importantly, it tells us that the Management of AirAsia with its apparent loss of credibility and trustworthiness in the eyes of the investing public and the authorities around the World and at home cannot go on like this with its top executives being accused of alleged wrong-doings. Therefore in the NATIONAL INTEREST, AirAsia has to be saved by taking over MAS or vice versa whichever way is financially sound.

    The best person for the job of Group Chief Executive is Tan Sri Merican formerly of PETRONAS who is worldly wise to take this important job.

    Despite the coronavirus crisis, the AirAsia crisis is an opportunity to save MAS. THIS IS THE WAY, TUN. YOUR WAY !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Who says in Crisis there is no Opportunity, Tun ? Acheh.

  294. twinpeaks Feb 3,2020 9:51 AM

    On English Language Exams.

    Sure, there are several versions (two) of the British IGCSE and O Level English Language papers (equivalent to SPM in Malaysia), that a candidate may study for. The tougher one is the one that is also taken by native English speakers like in Britain (scores are graded A-Star to E) and the easier one for those not so fluent in English (scores are graded from C to E). The requirement for university entrance in England is C grade. So, it means that candidates naturally weak in English may still pass the exam as long as they obtained the top grade (C) in the easier paper. This is also applied to other Languages including Malay.

    Indeed, the Education Ministry can collaborate with the Cambridge International Examinations and EDEXCEL examining boards, as they have years of experience in setting these papers.

    However on Mathematics and Sciences, I have not yet come across the papers sat in different versions, but that doesn’t mean that it cannot be done. Just one suggestion…, is to allow examiners to mark exam papers sat by Malay/Bumiputera candidates more leniently language-wise, but still maintaining the standard of contents, as other candidates fluent in English. For instance, the candidates should not be penalized for bad use of English or EVEN using English with BM in order top explain and a scientific response to a question. And furthermore, the easier version should can have questions in both English and BM, but the candidates should be encouraged at all times to answer in English.

    Lastly, ALL the teachings MUST be conducted in English in these subjects (Mathematics and Sciences), for this program (i.e. PPSMI-type) to have any meaning at all. All the textbooks must be ONLY in English. Weaker (in English) candidates will have to study doubly hard of course, but they have several years of preparation, anyway. It is the Education Ministry’s task to change the nature of teachers’ training to prepare the Mathematics and Science teachers, but if needed there are a lot of volunteers worldwide who can fill the gap whenever needed, for very little cost.

  295. mubarakchan Feb 3,2020 12:38 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT FOR TWO VERSIONS OF THE ENGLISH MATHS AND THE ENGLISH SCIENCE EXAMINATION PAPERS.

    I like to elaborate that the markings for the two Versions should be different. For the Normal Version, it should be normal markings. But for the Simplified Version, there should be more latitude in passing the candidate because the aim of an Education is to educate NOT TO FAIL A CANDIDATE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Soon our young children will not be disadvantaged by the outrageous politics of the Malaysian kind. Thanks to you, Tun !

  296. mubarakchan Feb 3,2020 12:06 AM

    Tun

    After reading TWIN PEAKS learned comments on Education in Malaysia and his further comments on those children who live in the towns and the rural areas, it dawned on me that many years ago, Britain had 3-4 types of medical degrees for a person to qualify as a doctor.

    The First Rank. The Medical Degrees of Oxford and Cambridge.

    The Second Rank. The MBBS London University degree.

    Third Rank, The Conjoint Medical Examinations of London and Ireland.

    Gaining from the above experience, it seems a practical and fair approach to the English Maths and English Science is to have 2 types of Examination Question Papers Format.

    1. For those who opt for a Normal Paper in English Maths and English Science, then these students will be given the proper question papers accordingly. In other words, the questions will the normal and tougher format AS COMPARED with a more simplified version for those who prefer or opt for the latter.

    2. In practice, those who are weaker in English whether in the urban or rural areas have a choice 1) To opt for the Normal English Maths or English Science Examination Papers or 2) To opt for the Simplified Version English Maths or Science Examination Papers which are easier. Naturally, the schools will guide them on how to opt for the Normal or the Simplified. The syllabus for both versions is the same.

    3. The British System of a Medical Degree course or the lower rank, a Licentiate of the Royal Medical College of England and Ireland gives all a chance to be a doctor many years ago. May be this method will solve our Malaysian way of qualifying all in English Maths and English Science. No problem

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  297. twinpeaks Feb 2,2020 7:53 PM

    On Vernacular schools (Peninsula Malaysia).

    My sincere apology to SS Lee and parents (especially moderate Muslims in Peninsula Malaysia, eg. KL and other towns), for thinking that national schools in Peninsula Malaysia are similar to those in Sabah. I was indeed wrong to think as such, as I notice that the main reason why parents keep sending their kids to vernacular Chinese schools is mainly to escape the Taliban-like atmosphere in national schools on the Peninsula.

    As such, until this problem is resolved, I see no reason why vernacular schools on the Peninsula should not continue to operate. They get my full support, in that case. But it is frightening and an eye-opener for Sabahans like me. The thing is… we don’t have this issue in Sabah. Religious fanatics is like 0.0000000001 per cent of the Muslim population. PAS is laughed at everywhere they go in Sabah (yes, they have tried this..), as no one let them into their house. And perhaps, just a coincidence, we don’t have Malays in Sabah. The closest is UMNO, and now PPBM. But these are merely names in politics, that’s all. So, maybe that’s the simple reason why religious fanaticism does not exist at all (unlike the Peninsula).

    Just food for thought (no offence intended there, oops..)

  298. twinpeaks Feb 2,2020 6:52 PM

    I notice that on the Peninsula like Kuala Lumpur and other towns, non-Chinese parents are flocking the kids into vernacular Chinese schools as the main way to escape the religion-heavy national schools. Of course the wealthier parents would send their kids to international schools.

    This is different from Sabah, as the main reason why Chinese primary and secondary schools are popular is simply due to the parents wanting their kids to be fluent in Mandarin (for their future career). It is the first time, that I hear people choose vernacular schools because they are running away from the religion-heavy national schools. I notice that this is the main reason on the Peninsula.

    This is a great pity, if it is true. Certainly, the Education Ministry has to act on this parental fear, as a responsible government.

  299. twinpeaks Feb 2,2020 6:40 PM

    Tun,

    May I congratulate you on bringing back the English Language in the teaching of Mathematics and Sciences. This will augur well for the future of national schools.

    For once, the vernacular school proponents (like DAP and Dong Jong) will no longer have a valid reason for keeping vernacular education in the country. I would also add that the teaching of Islamic religion MUST be toned down and MUST be controlled syllabus-wise by the Ministry of Education and not some Islamic religious council. Certainly, things like JAWI writing should not be introduced as it scares non-Muslims. This will make future schools more academic and secular in character, in tune with the twenty-first century. Furthermore, the Chinese and Indians will be more willing to endorse national schools if English Language becomes the principal medium of instruction and their kids not in danger of being converted into Islam.

    I would also like to add as a matter of practical implementation of the reintroduction of English Language medium of instruction. GO EASY on the Malay population (especially the rural Malay kids), as they do not habitually speak English at home, thus naturally are ‘behind’ their Chinese and especially Indian school mates. The Malay kids should be separately examined to take account of their natural disadvantage with the English Language. I fear that, if Malay kids are once again left far behind in their exam results (compared to now), then pro-Malay politicians in UMNO may again call for the return to BM, when you are no longer with us. We don’t want a repeat of this nonsense (the return to BM) any more. It makes life difficult for school children in making the switch. So, I hope the Education Ministry exam department can GO EASY exam-wise (perhaps a simpler set of papers?) on the Malay/Bumiputera kids until they are more proficient several decades down the road.

    Well done, Tun.

  300. mubarakchan Feb 2,2020 3:51 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON EDUCATION

    Kudos to you again for your wise, brilliant and courageous statement on the use of English for Maths and Science.

    Future generations of Malaysians will never forget you on this significant Policy to bolster their future and their children’s future.

    It is sheer common sense unadulterated by CORRUPTION unlike some who had the POWER to line their corrupt pockets.

    Responsible Leaders should safeguard the bright future for young, innocent and hapless school children and not speak with forked tongues.

    There no two ways about this. There is only ONE WAY – YOUR WAY, TUN.

    The rest is all rubbish as proven by India and her Policy on the English Language and how this benefitted her Indians as they took up the challenge as the years went by. This successful Policy is for all to see in the most advanced countries of the World being the United States, Canada and Britain. What is better than this for Mother India ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. A country like our beloved Malaysia must never submit or bend to BIGOTISM or else we will be left behind for another 63 years due to the irresponsible crass, cruel, vicious and brutal bigots.

  301. mubarakchan Feb 2,2020 2:17 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON EDUCATION

    Indeed, it is a very strange and small World that there are naysayers with millions of ringgits in their pockets through CORRUPTION.

    Yet despite their good fortune, they are against teaching Maths and Science in English without pity, mercy or charity that they took advantage by riding on the backs of millions of young disadvantaged school children.

    To oppose when a person is so rich through CORRUPTION is a vicious, cruel and brutal act on the backs of millions of school children – the FUTURE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    Just look at India and her attitude towards the English language after being oppressed by Colonialism for over 150 years ! Just look ! Have pity, mercy and charity for the young innocent and hapless school children- their future potential and their talents ! Many are late developers.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. CORRUPTION CORRUPTS Absolutely.

  302. mubarakchan Feb 2,2020 10:37 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON EDUCATION

    India’s Indians know best.

    The following English speaking Indians hold top jobs in the most advanced countries of the World.

    1. The United States. IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Pepsi Cola, CNN political correspondent, many renowned financial analysts, lawyers, doctors, academicians etc.

    2. Canada. The Minister of Interior

    3. United Kingdom. The Chancellor of Exchequer and the Minister of Home Security.

    4. Ireland. The Prime Minister.

    5. Singapore. The Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    The English language is the common denominator, not their race or religion or their nationality.

    If these significant examples still do not strike a bell, nothing will !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In our beloved Malaysia today there are too many fakes, copy-cats, plagiarists and charlatans.

  303. mubarakchan Feb 2,2020 10:18 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON EDUCATION

    Arising for your statement on ‘Maths and Science to be taught in English’, a couple of nobodies have spoken up against the Policy with no substantive facts or arguments BUT ONLY THEIR OWN EMOTIONAL OR OPPORTUNISTIC OPINIONS WITHOUT REGARD TO THE 31 MILLION POPULATION OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA – their future and their children’s future prospects.

    The problem in our beloved Malaysia today is that there is only one recognised and accepted Leader but many aspirants coming from the ranks of copy-cats, plagiarists or charlatans. All of them think they could be the next Prime Minister.

    I have commented previously that there are only 3 real Malay elite remain after 3 generations, 1957-2018, of Malay elite destroyed themselves through self-indulgence and self-immolation. Hence, we have all-sorts of off-the cuff remarks of no consequence from naysayers, detractors, trouble-makers, morons, treasonous ennoble senior Civil Servants, tycoons, fellow travellers, crypto-singaporeans or communists, spies, swallows, ducks etc.

    The monetary and talent loss to our beloved Malaysia from the abandonment of the use of English whether for Maths and Science or other subjects is unfathomable without taking into consideration the inferiority complex as displayed by those who were disadvantaged by their lack of English language skills.

    The English language is not a religious or culture killer. It is benign and beneficial to all who use it. The Indians of India should know best.

    In 2000, I asked the female tourist guide in Beijing where she learnt to speak such perfect American English. She told me she did self-study in Beijing. WHEN THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  304. mubarakchan Feb 2,2020 9:23 AM

    Tun

    What better subject to talk about this morning than “Education”. A subject which is not only dear to all our hearts but in reality it forges our ability to think and earn as well.

    This subject not only affected us as soon as we were able to walk but through-out our Life which no one could deny unless by those who were determined to stop learning when they retired at 50 !

    In the Colonial regime, those fortunate children who could go to schools could only do so at the age of 7. There were no private kindergartens then. My sojourn through many kinds of education is best exemplified how a perfectly normal and bland activity concerning any person, might have affected me. It did not. I am still a Malaysian of Chinese extraction.

    In 1941, I was in Standard 1. In 1943, I began my education again in a convent which taught in English. By 1943, I was taught Hindi and Urdu at an Indian city. World War II ended on 15 August 1945. My education was interrupted by the fact that we were in Bombay for many months waiting to return home. I began my education again in late 1946 when the missionary school re-opened. The school was derelict with the usual class-rooms but no library or labs. School text-books were scarce. There were no Malay students as they were all in the Government schools. We ambled along. The standard science textbooks were Daniel ‘Science’ Book 1 and 2. Daniel was a headmaster at the Victoria Institution Kuala Lumpur. We sat for the Cambridge Syndicate Examinations in English in 1951. From that point to the end of their careers, my classmates became a top paediatric surgeon, chief judge, Court of Appeal, Singapore, a chief engineer of Dartford, a world class laboratory technologist in the University of Toronto, a dentist, a renowned academician in South East Asian studies, a architect, a Civil Servant in the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, Chief Engineer, TV Malaysia, a doctor, a DAP politician ,and the rest took up responsible clerical jobs with the Government or the Private Sector. There was not a single Malay student amongst us. But I remember vividly we were taught by a famous Malay artist called Ariff from Penang !

    My class of 1951 clearly illustrates that without a properly taught English education, a normal person if probably motivated and given the opportunity, he or she will go far, very far. It does not matter whether a person is Malay, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan, Dayak, or others.

    The Education Policy of Malaysia was first politicised by the Minister of Education who changed the Policy in 1969 without Cabinet consent and disappeared into the Sarawakian woods and could not be found by the Tunku as alleged.

    Since then, Education in Malaysia became a political football which was seized by ferocious political opportunists as their own to the detriment of all our young and defenceless children who came after us.

    This absurdity came to the fore when my daughter wanted to take the Bahasa Melayu in Britain to qualify for a certificate but the Ministry of Education insisted that she must sit for it in Malaysia.

    As a result of the politicisation of Education in Malaysia since then, thousands of disadvantage normal Malaysian students were disadvantaged. Many hidden talents which would only mature at a later age were disadvantaged by politicians who definitely needed a proper education themselves in a land full of copy-cats, plagiarist and charlatans.

    But, I am happy to state that my children and grand-children all attended SMKs with no problems. It is the guidance, the will and the motivation which inspire the young to succeed NOT POLITICS.

    POLITICS WILL RUIN EDUCATION ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD.

    On Politics and Education, India since her Independence in 1947 never interfered with the English language even though she was under the Colonial heel for over 150 years. India has an Education Silicon Valley at the foothills of the high Himalayas, Dehra Dun and its counterpart in Mussoorie where there are many schools and colleges. An American college, Woodstock, was there for decades. World class institutes like the Institute of Forestry were there as well to train Indian elite for the future. Our Great Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn was trained at the military academy when he was a junior military officer. The famous school for elite, The Doon School is amongst the many.

    Today, India’s 350 million English speaking Indians is the bulwark of her progress and technical achievements in the Age of Technology. On the TV from all over the World, Indians of all descriptions are at work in top places in the United States and Britain, even in Singapore. In other words, India’s Indians are accepted all over the World because of their COMMAND OF ENGLISH not Hindi.

    My friend an Indian billionaire, is the richest Muslim Indian who earned his Ph.D in English and was my contemporary at the same College.

    WHO SAYS ENGLISH IS BAD FOR THE SOUL ?

    English is only a language which happens to be the language of choice in all things for all in the World. EXACTLY LIKE MANDARIN.

    A World in motion in her quest for achievements in all things like commerce, science etc cannot be choosy in any language but only in the language favoured by the MAJORITY as EASY TO USE IN ALL THINGS. Those who are from Mars or the Moon please THINK !

    Hence, the following headline of yesterday was not only intriguing but also perplexing, thus to the Man from the Moon or Mars as to the reason why such a statement was made in January 2020 in Malaysia ? :-

    ” PM: MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE WILL NOW BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. ”

    The day our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made this comment was on the day which is celebrated by the Chinese as ‘EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY.’ A day which was 63 years from our Merdeka in 1957.

    HOW MANY YOUNG LIVES WERE DISADVANTAGED ? HOW MANY YOUNG TALENTS LOST ? WHO CAN WORK OUT THE LOSS IN MONETARY TERMS FOR THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED AS A RESULT WHICH WAS THEIR DUE FROM A RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT ?

    Hence, kudos to our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for rectifying a wrong which should not have happened at the very beginning.

    IT IS THE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE THOUSANDS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS – NOT THOSE IRRESPONSIBLE POLITICIANS WHO SKIPPED AWAY AND RETIRED with jolly Government pensions and did not CONSIDER THE FUTURE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT.

    See how the 1972 2 Child Family Policy of Lee Kuan Yew destroyed not only the birth-rate but the value system connected with marriages as well. Now Singapore has only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50.

    THINK !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  305. twinpeaks Feb 1,2020 1:48 PM

    Brexit finally delivered for the United Kingdom(!!) What will follow very quickly is the unraveling for the unnatural alliance of a polyglot continent.

    But it was not like this since the while. The UK hesitated to join the ECSC in 1952, Clement Atlee didn’t think the island nation had any need for it at that time. Then they hesitated again to sign the Treaty of Rome in 1957, which formed the EEC. But MacMillan changed his mind in 1961, citing economic needs. He tried to join but the French blocked their entry. It was blocked again in 1967. Only after de Gaulle had resigned did the UK finally entered in 1973. Some British politicians (like the colorful Enoch Powell) opposed the entry, but two-third of the UK electorates supported it during a referendum in 1975. So the UK stayed, and happily too.

    The UK was doing fine in the EEC with full support even from Thatcher. But when Delors in 1990 floated the closer union idea, that was the turning point for the UK. They exited the ERM in the early 1990s, John Major lambasted his own Tory colleagues for their anti-European stance. Europe was full steam toward closer union after Maastrict, and the the dreaded EURO finally surfaced in 2000 when Labour was the government.

    It was all going downhill for the UK after this. Not only they didn’t want unelected officials in Brussels poking their noses in UK matters, it was the Fall of the Berlin Wall that led to the eventual inclusion of poor Eastern Europeans like former Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary that was the last straw for Britain. As if it wasn’t enough that they had to welcome low-skilled Asian immigration from ex-British colonies like India and Pakistan and blacks from the Caribbeans, now they had to accommodate millions of low-skilled economic migrants from failed commie states of Europe. ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH.

    The Tories couldn’t have won the 2015 elections without a promise for a referendum, so the writing was already on the wall. 2016 and Cameron had no choice but to resign. May also had to resign for being a closet pro-European. Farage didn’t do much better either, except to boost Johnson’s rise and finally the inevitable elections victory late last year.

    The UK would still be in the EU if not for the reality of what the organisation was meant to achieve after the war. It was a means to prevent another conventional war between Germany and other Europeans including Britain. There was no other way. The quid pro quo for the Germans was and is, what cannot be achieved through war, must be achieved though economics. The lebensraum is a concept still ingrained in the German people. I will debate my German friends if they wish on this. Das ist die Wahrheit. For that to happen, eventual full unification of Europe is the only way.

    The British are an island with fiercely independent streak. And rightly, so.

    P/S.. Singapore may like to join the UK, but the question is.., if the UK does not even allow rich Hong Kong Chinese to freely stay in the UK, then I doubt that it will be any different for rich Singapore Chinese. They can try, but I doubt it very much.

  306. mubarakchan Feb 1,2020 12:07 PM

    Tun

    It is at times like these that our minds turn back to our past, our past experiences and past history. It is our mind-sets which play an important part in the determination of our view of the outside World of Humankind and the environment and of course, our own behaviour. After all we are Humankind and not just animals on two legs.

    And so it is on a bright blue sky and breezy morning, a Malaysian classic of a January morning that I reflected on how I felt about the World at large as I dug into my tasty nasi lemak at my favourite Shell Station. It now cost me RM 4.50 in 2020 ! I also reflected that when I was a boy the petrol pumps were manually operated. I was delighted to see the glass cylinders containing the pink petrol moving up and down as these filled or emptied.

    In those days of yore, men were killing each other all over the Globe. Today, they are still killing each other all over the Globe.

    On reflection, Humankind had been killing each other across the Globe since Adam and Eve. Not only did Humankind kill each other with weapons but in the recorded histories of long ago, there were many instances whereby new contacts between Humankind brought deadly diseases to the original inhabitants like what Christopher Columbus brought with him to the New World, the pox, venereal disease and more. The non-immune natives died until whole tribes were wiped out. That was 500 years before the coronavirus of today. The deadly virus that travels by jet to all parts of the World in a matter of hours unlike those sailing ship days.

    As history is the finest Arbiter of the Truth, and as civilised human beings who are conscious of the wherewithal of our existence, Tun, it pays for all to note the interesting events which are seen to dominate the World in early 2020, are as follows :-

    1. ” BRITAIN FINALLY BREAKS AWAY FROM EU AFTER 47 YEARS. JOHNSON CLAIMS BREXIT ALLOWS UK TO UNLEASH FULL POTENTIAL BUT MERKEL LAMENTS DEEP CUT. ”

    Since the 1072 exhortations of Enoch Powell against Britain’s entry into the EU, the British learnt a bitter lesson from her failed marriage with the EU.

    As a layman, I could assess the huge damage to her Society in comparison to the revenue returns which she accrued during those 47 years of unfruitful marriage. These 47 years broke the social safety net for her citizens which was in place since the end of World War II. Instead, of an era of progress with enlightenment, Britain began to be the destination of choice for the riff-raff of the World. This broke the camel’s back.

    The issues of the broken down NHS, schools, transportation and other social amenities like a mill-stone around her neck, turned into a political issue for the down-trodden members of the British Society which coupled with the fears of the British elite of being overwhelmed by the Fourth Reich from Brussels, finally gained enough political momentum to BREXIT ! One could reckon BREXIT is a case of survival for the British race.

    However, in 1982, I became curious by the fact that I saw so many foreigners in Britain. I asked my friend the History Professor, Jesus College, Cambridge why this had happened. He told me that the Fall of Rome was not the Barbarians at the Gate but the huge numbers of foreigners within it. On reflection, his prophetic remark seemed to be applicable to the great United States today as well. These Anglo-Saxons do place great store on their proud lineage with the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds.

    But with BREXIT, Johnson is correct that Britain will unleash her potential.

    In 1973, Britain cut off her old Empire historical links when she joined the EU of her former foes and enemies which most of them were defeated by her up to the 20th Century from centuries gone by – her historical baggage. Britain was probably influenced by the United States to be part of a Bloc against the Communists and also by big business. Without the Communist threat and a changing World with a new player China, Britain seemed out of place amongst her former enemies. Therefore, countries like our beloved Malaysia and ASEAN and Asia stand ready to join hands with Britain for PEACE PROSPERITY AND PROGRESS.

    With the question mark over BREXIT finally removed, thus another intriguing event may arise, thus :

    2. ” IS THE PERFECT ECONOMIC MODEL OF SINGAPORE COMING APART ? ” Nikkei Review & Financial Times London.

    Will the sudden appearance of the Coronavirus push Singapore into making a decisive move to safeguard her Sovereignty and Survival ? Will her bland and uninspiring ex-Cambridge Leadership make a wise, brilliant and courageous decision like our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ? Will Singapore confederate with Britain which idea came from Malaysia ? WILL SINGAPORE BE DAMNED IF SHE DOES OR DAMNED IF SHE DOES’NT ?

    A Confederation of the Singapore-Britain Commonwealth will bring manifold benefits not only to Singapore, ASEAN, Asia but the whole Wide World. THINK !

    3. ” THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC WORLD WIDE “.

    This will be with us for some time. No one really knows when it will end. All economies will be affected. Fortunately, for our beloved Malaysia, we have the Good and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team in place and ousted the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and the GLCs/SOEs, just in time.

    China will have to spend billions and billions of US Dollars to up-grade her primitive hygiene standard to World standard if she ever wants to be s Super Power. It was scientific policies which helped the West of 19th Century Germany, Britain, France, Russia and others and improved the healthy well-being of their citizens before they could climb up the mountain of INDUSTRIALIZATION. There is no short cut in this on Health and Hygiene as China has now shown.

    An ancient asying, ” YOU MUST HAVE PEACE AND HARMONY AT HOME BEFORE YOU CAN FIGHT AND WIN IN THE STREETS. ” Did China forget her own ancient dictum ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  307. mubarakchan Jan 31,2020 10:38 AM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO CHINA AND THE CORONAVIRUS

    My friends asked me whether China will overtake the United States as the World’s No 1 Super power within 50 years. My prompt reply has always been over 100 years.

    Taking full cognizance of the hiatus between the town and the country in the huge land mass and population of China. Now this demographic picture is complicated by the fall in birth-rates.

    The present outbreak of the coronavirus clearly shows the difficulty of upgrading China all round.

    Railroads may be super but the wet markets and ground level hygiene ZERO standard. Hence, China requires trillions of US Dollars to move slowly upwards. Hopefully, we all live to see this.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  308. mubarakchan Jan 31,2020 8:56 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians are aware that there is such a subject as “Medical History” available in some universities for a degree course but in others, it is treated as a subject in the medical curriculum?

    Indeed, you might have found it as fascinating and interesting as I was in those early days. Medical histories of epidemics and incurable diseases which are no longer with us. Thanks to the great scientists and doctors of the past, we have hardly any fearful disease until in recent times like ebola, SARS or the latest coronavirus.

    With the advances in Medicine, diseases have taken a new turn in line with the latest fad of mass jet travel from continent to continent.

    But according to Wikipedia ( the smart illiterate should not accuse me of copying from Wikipedia because I always named my source like any scientist and call me names just because he is ranked 17,999 in his legal profession. My wife is ranked 18 ) one of the earliest recorded epidemics originated out of China in 1331 (Genghis Khan rule and the Silk Road episode). This bubonic plague arose out of rats infested with the carrier flea which carried the bacteria.

    In those days of the horse and the camel ambling along the Silk Road, it took many centuries before it caused the Great Plague of London 1665-1666 which killed 100,000 in 18 months – a quarter of the population. From 1331, intermittent epidemics occurred along the Silk Road which we could see the deserted cities as testimonies to the scourge of the bubonic plague.

    That was yesterday. And today the belated WHO announcement, thus

    ” WHO DECLARES GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY ON CORONA VIRUS. AGENCY CALLS FOR CO-ORDINATED RESPONSE BUT DID NOT BAN TRAVEL. ”

    There you are, Tun ! In this Age of Mass Jet travel, the WHO is finally forced to recognise the speed with which an epidemic could spread especially the contagious coronavirus from Continent to Continent.

    China is again the country which gave the disease its origins like the bubonic plague of 1331 or the SARS virus of 2003. But the significant difference is the speed by which the epidemic travelled. In the medieval times, an epidemic took centuries to move across continents. At the present time, like the coronavirus, it took only a matter of hours to spread an epidemic.

    The World has indeed become a much smaller place. And China being one of the most important countries in the present day World had the sole responsibility of cleaning up its act whereby time and time again, its inhabitants through their fondness of eating wild animals were alleged to have done the same with the coronavirus.

    It has befallen on China to do its utmost to BAN the wild animals trade and the eating of wild animals for food ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    History has pointed its accusing finger at China for this preventable disease and epidemic.

    IT IS UNIMAGINABLE THAT THE TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS IS PLACED NEXT TO HYGIENICALLY INSPECTED MEAT STALLS IN THE WUHAN WET MARKET. This practice has to be banned forthwith – not only in Wuhan BUT THROUGHOUT CHINA.

    THE PEOPLES’ REPUBLIC OF CHINA SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BAN ALL FORMS OF TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS AND TO USE THEM AS FOOD.

    This is not only common sense but the bigger picture is that such epidemics will occur again with a bigger impact and AFFECT THE WHEREWITHAL OF CHINA AS A SUPER-POWER and affect the rest of the World as well. Until China is cleansed of ALL POSSIBLE OUTBREAKS OF EPIDEMICS, IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT CHINA CAN PROGRESS AHEAD AS THIS TYPE OF EPIDEMICS WILL PULL ITS PROGRESS DOWN NOW AND THEN WITH NO CERTAINTY WHEN IT WILL OCCUR AGAIN.

    An epidemic as is now clearly shown and originated from China will move out to the Wide World in a matter of hours. THIS IS NOT GOING TO MAKE THE CHINESE POPULAR IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. Now sporadic parts of the World is beginning to show resentment towards the Chinese. It is a fact.

    CHINA WILL NOW HAVE TO SPEND BILLIONS OF US DOLLARS TO BAN THE TRADE IN WILD ANIMALS ALTOGETHER. SET UP MORE INSTITUTES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY IN ALL MAJOR PROVINCIAL CITIES WITH ARMIES OF EPIDEMIOLOGISTS TO MONITOR THE OCCURENCE OF ANY WILD ANIMAL DISEASE AT FIRST HAND. ALL MARKETS ARE VERBOTEN TO THE WILD ANIMAL TRADE WHICH SHOULD NOT EXIST ANYMORE. DRACONIAN MEASURES HAVE TO BE APPLIED BECAUSE CHINA IS NOW PART OF THE WORLD FAMILY ALL SEATING IN THE SEATING ROOM OF NATIONS. One gets the infection. Presto ! The other gets it as well.

    Here is a real Life example.

    I believe Malaysians were permitted to travel freely to China since 1982. After this, I heard most China travellers returned with some ailments. I did not visit China until 2000 and was wary of the hygienic practices there.

    On a tour of the Great Wall of China, we stopped by a Government owned restaurant. I saw the cooks chopping up vegetables on the dusty road outside the kitchen.

    On another occasion, we visited this scenic Chinese version of Venice outside Shanghai. As we cruised along the canals, I could see the restaurants helpers washing the crockery and other utensils in the filthy and muddy canals.

    And as widely reported in the media 3 years ago, 5 Star hotels room cleaners were using lavatory water to wash whatever was required in the hotel rooms.

    CHINA NOW HAS TO SPEND A LOT AND FOR MANY DECADES TO CLEAN UP HER ACT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun. No problem. You will agree with me ” Medical History is interesting.” as History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

  309. mubarakchan Jan 30,2020 9:26 AM

    Tun

    The Coronavirus now dominates every page of the media with reports from China and elsewhere. This subject is going to be with us for awhile notwithstanding the Singapore Straits Times Shannon Teoh on 29 January 2020 giving out a fake report on the ‘rising tensions of racial conflict and xenophobia’ in Malaysia. If he did not identify himself, I would have thought he was from the Moon or Mars. Whoever paid him his salary need not employ an expensive digit to this fake job. It could be done in any air-conditioned office around the World these days.

    But this showed that there are people out there waiting to exploit any crisis to their secret agendas.

    Hence, I thought it is more interesting we talk about the Value System of Malaysia which has been shattered by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    Before 2004, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat were happy satisfied and amiable with their Way of living. There was an unwritten Value System which all were conscious of but it could not be found in any document.

    Before I am falsely accused by some smart illiterate that I plagiarised from Wikepedia which I never did or nit picking, here is a quotation from Wikepedia on the Value System.

    ” A Value System is a set of consistent values used for the purpose of ethical or ideological integrity.” In other words, it is a form of measure of ethics or ideology according to a norm.

    What better golden mean to compare than with the Administration of Lee Kuan Yew and the Singapore Government. ?

    The Value System for Lee Kuan Yew began at the very top that was himself. His dress was just a plain white shirt and a pair of white trousers. No tuxedo or suit for him in Singapore. He had just one car. He was purported to live at 38 Oxley Road, Singapore but was alleged to live in the Istana as well. He was focused on his work in the interest of Singapore which is best exemplified of his life-long obsession to be better than Malaysia in all aspects. When it comes to money, he was absolutely honest and could not be faulted. His favourite drink was beer and known to be a late riser. He did play golf but not overwhelmed by it and later gave it up altogether. Even with the huge monetary reserves of Singapore, the Singapore Government did not own a private jet with special trimmings for the Prime Minister to play golf or watch the British Open or his wife to go shopping in Rome or Honolulu. He and his wife always travelled by SIA. Behind every successful Man stands a wife who is supportive of her husband’s public image. His wife was a brilliant lawyer and down to Earth. She was famous for her simple cheong-sam and hair-clip. No S$ 1,200 coiffure for her. She travelled with no S$ 100,000 crocodile Chanel handbag. She was easy to talk to. If a person is not aware of her background, on knowing the truth, he or she would be utterly surprised that she displayed no haughty airs or pomposity.

    In Singapore, the Value System begins at the very top with the Prime Minister and his wife. The rest followed. With the role model of frugality, sensibility, and commonality, the Government Civil Service followed with Service, Dedication and Integrity. This is human nature. I have experienced all levels of the Singapore Government Civil Service, I have never been disappointed. From those officials at the Changi Airport at midnight down to the fellow who vetted my Chinese painting in those early 1970s days, all of the Singapore Government Civil Service did their job accordingly as Civil Servants.

    It is the Leader at the very top of any Government who sets the Value System for each country around the World.

    But then, many Leaders changed when they had achieved Power.

    Hitler was a prime example of a demagogue who never delivered his promise to Germany, his Vision of a Third Reich which will exist for 1,000 years ! He existed for about 12 years. But he could move the whole Nation with him via his rhetoric and at the end they paid their price for following the wrong VALUE SYSTEM and so it was with all dictatorial States which the World had seen.

    Today, it was reported that Trump’s lawyer at the Impeachment Trial suggested that an American President does have special powers. In the Land of the Free, such a comment seemed to be iconoclastic. Not forgetting the Americans only die for FREEDOM unlike the Brits and French. And many Americans are still dying for FREEDOM today since 1774.

    Without going further into the well-worn subject concerning the Life style of our top political leadership 2004-2018, it is obvious that self serving Value Systems did not serve such Leaderships for long. The most damaging aspect by such poor examples of a corrupt Leadership is the fact that the whole country’s Value System is not only upset or upside down but could be easily shattered like Humpty Dumpty – easy to shatter but difficult to put together again.

    A good example of how a Value System could be shattered was the 1972 Two Child Family Policy of Lee Kuan Yew. His intention was to produce Singaporean geniuses like himself. By 1984, it was soon realised that the Policy was not working and the birth-rate was falling. Eventually, it became clear despite official attempts to bring the young people together to get married via golf, sea-side parties etc, they refused to mingle but segregated themselves into males or females groups. Worst of all, young people were not keen to get married for fear of losing half their wealth to the other half in a quickie divorce. No acclaimed Singaporean geniuses have appeared yet since 1972.

    Malaysia’s Value System has been shattered by poor Leaderships from 2004 – 2018. It was clear that our Value System had gone overboard when school children was encouraged to take up golf in a struggling emerging Third World country which is our beloved Malaysia !

    A VALUE SYSTEM BEGINS AT THE VERY TOP OF THE POWER PYRAMID IN ANY COUNTRY. The role model is the Prime Minister and his spouse.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  310. mubarakchan Jan 29,2020 9:30 AM

    Tun

    It is indeed a strange World. When I considered the PH Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side had made a wise decision of just banning tourists from Wuhan and Hebei temporarily, the Singapore Straits Times Malaysia Bureau chief Shannon Teoh reported otherwise ! with his headline in the Singapore Straits Times 29 January 2020 today, thus :-

    ” WUHAN VIRUS: MALAYSIA’S CALL FOR BAN ON TOURISTS FROM CHINA TAKES ON RACIAL TONE. THE UPROAR IN MULTI-RACIAL MALAYSIA OVER THE PERCEIVED MISHANDLING OF THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK POINTS TO GROWING RACIAL AND XENOPHOBIC SENTIMENTS ESPECIALLY AMONG THE COUNTRY’S MALAY MUSLIM MAJORITY. ” If this is not the finest bullshit made in Singapore or BLUFFOLOGY WHAT IS ?

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China on 9 January 2020, I have been following the Malaysian Government reports on the subject concerning the ways and means whereby the Ministry of Health, Malaysia dealt with the crisis. As anywhere, it took a short period of time for the Ministry to fully grasp the bull by the horn. Over the last week, a punch by punch report daily was forthcoming on the 3 suspected patients and a few other suspects. I thought the Ministry and its officials performed well under the circumstances with the announcement that 26 hospitals are ready and waiting to take in coronavirus patients. What is better than this ? Prevention is better than cure.

    And international reports have stated that MALAYSIA IS BETTER PREPARED TO DEAL WITH SUCH CRISIS THAN SINGAPORE !

    As for the ‘uproar’ and ‘racial and xenophobic sentiments’ as reported by Shannon Teoh, it is time Singapore Straits Times find out whether this fellow does his job on the spot or in his hotel room.

    The PH Government abolished the Fake News Law but a neighbouring country introduced an Anti-Fake news Bill recently.

    I walk along the front lines of Kuala Lumpur all the time to get a feel of what happens on the ground. I detected no ‘Uproar’ or ‘racial and xenophobic sentiments’ anywhere if at all.

    For foreigners, they should note there are ‘racial and xenophobic sentiments’ all the time in Malaysia for centuries and now even in countries like Germany, Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia except of course Singapore where there are no such happenings and all are one happy family.

    Within this context, it is unlikely that Singapore will CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN ON EQUAL TERMS BECAUSE THIS IDEA EMANATED FROM A MALAYSIAN BLOG ! It is alright because Lee Kuan Yew missed a big one in not investing in GOLD which made no difference. So CONFEDERATING WITH BRITAIN ON EQUAL TERMS WILL NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE EITHER because the idea came from Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Fake news are always produced by fakes or fakirs which we have many in our beloved Malaysia.

  311. mubarakchan Jan 29,2020 6:44 AM

    Tun

    How many Bloggers in this distinguished Blog are aware that there is no other Blog in the whole Wide World of a similar ilk ?

    A rough and tumble bunch of flesh and blood specimens hiding behind fake names insulting, vulgarising, cursing and sooting at one another – all claimed to be friends of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    A strange lot indeed who go after each other with hammer and tongs on race and religion even though they claimed to be ‘friends’ of the Tun.

    For the uninitiated, I invited them to join in the fun here because there is nowhere else in the Wide World you may see a more crazy melee than this every day.

    Of course, every word is monitored by the humongous Ministry of Information of one street town Singapore which specialises in employing ex-Penangites to spy on their ex-countrymen/women.

    My sojourn here in this Blog began many months after I visited Tun again in April 2010 after many years. He had to ask me who I was. Of course, he knew all about me being the pukka gentleman and an ex-Prime Minister.

    My intention was to arouse his concern for the dire state of our beloved Malaysia at that time. But I was diverted by Tun’s comments about his Blog and his suggestion that I should also write something. My mind was blank as to the subject/s which I could contribute to his distinguished Blog. It took me a few months to come up with the answer.

    What better subject to write than Lee Kuan Yew and his Singapore ? As a scientist, I always believe in facts not fiction.

    On the other hand, I could also have the freedom to contribute to the well-being of our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat. Hence, as my good friend TWIN PEAKS had suggested that it was the pools of brain cells which made me poured out with a flourish of words this morning.

    Through my journey in this distinguished Blog, I have been subjected to constant attacks by those who worshipped Lee Kuan Yew ad-lib. I was not a worshipper of Lee Kuan Yew before my appearance here in this distinguished Blog but I had a fuzzy idea of a great Man until I began to dwell on the details of his Public performance in relation to the facts as the years went by from 2013.

    I could discover interesting historical details of Lee Kuan Yew himself right down to Dr Albert Winsemius and what pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First. Such was the Power of an interested Blogger like myself. I kept to facts which I knew and NEVER attack another unless I was attacked. This is my principle.

    I have noted certain regular Bloggers like Housewife, Faradina, Sri Perak, Balance etc. have dropped out after the 14th General Election.

    And the Cambodian fugitive Isayso, the ex-Sime Darby junior executive whose job was created by me. After a few months, he constantly attacked me for presenting Lee Kuan Yew in a factual manner and went to the extent of digging out dirt on me which is a Singaporean fad, he has now disappeared.

    Has he disappeared forever ? Was it politics, polemics or a paid hack that he appeared ? Are our politics now of the same ilk ?

    On politics, I have always mentioned that I have always been a CONSTITUTIONALIST since 1954 and supports all democratically elected incumbent Governments. Never a COMMUNALIST.

    An so it is, Tun. Every action has a reaction. Every cat has his day. Every comment here may have a meaning.

    On this score, I ask again why all the friends of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad love to attack each with hammer and tongs on unimportant issues like race and religion instead of the bread and butter issues of our beloved Malaysia ? THINK !

    As our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad always admonished us about using our MIND-SETS if any, properly.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem it is nice to note that when I first appeared in this distinguished Blog there were already 24 million visitors. Soon, the number of visitors will touch 31 million.

  312. mubarakchan Jan 28,2020 12:37 AM

    Tun

    The World has noticed the dire state of Singapore’s once vibrant economy in the 20th Century with this intriguing headline which appeared in both the influential financial newspapers, The Nikkei Review and the Financial Times London , thus

    ” Has the perfect Singapore economy model come apart ? ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  313. mubarakchan Jan 27,2020 8:44 PM

    Tun

    The first inklings of the aroused somnolent brain cells of Singapore’s elite have appeared in response to my oft hectoring for Singapore to confederate with Britain and the dire state of their broken down 20th Century Socio-Economic Model which hampered her economy. Even the influential Nikkei Review has joined the fray with its headline, ” Has Singapore Economic Model broken down ? ” Thus both headlines from the Singapore Straits Times

    1. ” SINGAPORE MUST KEEP FAITH IN GLOBALIZATION TO MAKE SYSTEM WORK FOR ITS PEOPLE. PM LEE “.

    2. ” WHAT IS THE SECRET OF SINGAPORE’S SUCCESS ? TOMMY KOK. THIS IS NOT ONE BUT 50 WAYS A SMALL COUNTRY CAN OVERCOME ITS TRIBULATIONS. ”

    To balance the agony, a fake news headline was created by the same Straits Time on 27 December 2020..

    ” SHANNON TEOH. NO SIGN OF RESOLUTION IN TENSIONS OVER MAHATHIR ANWAR HANDOVER. ”

    This is how fake news is mixed with brain-washing news professionally by the humongous Ministry of Information, Singapore.

    Sometimes I have been attacked by fake Indians on the Facebook which is also headquartered in Singapore.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  314. mubarakchan Jan 24,2020 12:07 AM

    Tun

    From the good news on our Malaysian economy as published by UOB Malaysia Investment Research in recent days to the latest independent news on corruption which lauded Malaysia with improvement in its ranking, it is now clear to all and sundry that the normal measures of transparent governance by your Good and Incorruptible PH Government are bearing tangible results.

    Your choice of the Cabinet members was correct except for one or two loose cannons. The Cabinet has performed as a Team. I find the Ministry of Information is too shy to broadcast the good tidings arising from your Government’s sincere efforts to do good for our beloved country.

    However, the information as mentioned above only goes to prove more of the same will be forthcoming. So far so good as is commonly said.

    The more crooks are charged in Court by the MACC the better for the World’s view of us as we finally discarded the horrible corrupt shadow or image of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    Our beloved Malaysia will emerge victorious by defeating CORRUPTION CREATED BY CROOKS. Thanks to your PH Government and the MACC and other relevant authorities.

    Our beloved Malaysia’s DIGNITY has returned Bigger and Mightier no matter what the detractors, the naysayers, morons, treasonous ennobled Senior Civil Servants, tycoons, crypto-singaporeans or communists, fellow travellers, tycoons, Man from the Moon or Mars, swallows, ducks etc, will say.

    Under your wise, brilliant and courageous Premiership, the positive good results will come fast and furious in the months to come in 2020. There is no reason why the destinies of 31 million souls of our beloved Malaysia should change good horses in mid-stream. No sane person will do such a thing.

    Hence, this morning’s headline is the harbinger of more good tidings to come and jealous busybodies are a dime a dozen in our beloved Malaysia these days.

    ” MALAYSIA ANTI-GRAFT RANKING FURTHER IMPROVES. ”

    THE RANKING WILL IMPROVE MUCH FURTHER IF THE CROOKED SHARE-RIGGERS ON THE BURSA KUALA LUMPUR ARE CAUGHT AND CHARGED IN COURT. THEY HAVE BROKEN THE LAWS FOR FAR TOO LONG WITH THE CONNIVANCE OF THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES AND THEIR HUSBANDS 2004-2018 !

    And our DSAI’s purported advice, ” DO NOT DISCUSS TRANSITION OPENLY “. In other words, please shut up talking about the ‘transition’ subject which only strictly concern both of us and no one else.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  315. mubarakchan Jan 23,2020 3:47 PM

    Tun

    Malaysia under the first 4 distinguished Prime Ministers was a country with no excitement or shocking developments every day. But with the 14 year rule of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, our beloved Malaysia has become a country which we have never seen before even though the January of blue skies and sunshine is still with us.

    But even after our harrowing passage with that most corrupt BN Government, it is nothing compared with what First World Singapore is going through at present, with headlines thus,

    ” IS SINGAPORE PERFECT ECONOMY COMING APART ? ONCE HAILED AS A MODEL OF PROGRESS, POVERTY AND NATIVIST RESENTMENT ARE ON THE RISE. ”

    Of course this was bound to happen as I always said Singapore’s only natural resource is BLUFFOLOGY MADE BY LEE KUAN YEW. Now that he has departed what is left is just a deflated balloon with no one to fill it with the hot air.

    Or to put it in another manner, the Lee Kuan Yew 20th Century socio-economic Model for Singapore has collapsed because it was based on the wrong principles.

    Singapore NEVER HAD THE SUPER ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS WHICH IT CLAIMED TO HAVE BECAUSE THE REAL MONEY DID NOT COME FROM ITS OWN ECONOMY BUT EXTRANEOUSLY FROM THE COLD WAR MONOPOLISTIC TRADE LARGESSE 1948-1989 WORLD WIDE BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM !

    When the BRICS grabbed Singapore’s Cold War Trades, Singapore was left without a huge source of revenue to keep her up with the Jones’s the First World after this which is now. The loss was at least 2% – 3% of her GDP annually. Since 2002, it was impossible for Singapore to bridge this deficit gap. Hence Lee Kuan Yew conjured his 4 Initiatives being Temasek, FTs imports, 2 casinos and the Malaysia/Malays Killer TPPA/CPTPP which all failed by 2019.

    Diplomatically, a similar headline came from Davos, Switzerland, thus

    ” OPEN GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEM KEY FOR SMALL COUNTRIES LIKE SINGAPORE, PM LEE AT WEF PANEL ”

    Dear Sir, Uncle Sam was not listening since January 2017 !

    The perfect Singapore Model was based on an Open Global Trading System. But within the last 2 years, a US-China Trade War got heated up with all nations scrambling to protect and safeguard their own turf. Singapore’s tiny size got caught between a rock and a hard place because she has NO BARGAINING POWER TO DEAL WITH ANY NATION ON EARTH POST COLD WAR.

    NOW WHO CARES IF SINGAPORE IS COMMUNIST WITH A CHINESE MALE POPULATION AGED 21-50 OF ONLY 900,000 ? Vide: Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011.

    See how our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the throw of the dice, our beloved Malaysia overnight on 9 May 2018 became ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    Many Malaysians still do not realise their good fortune which had befallen them and still grumble, curse and swear at all and sundry.

    THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION WHERE ARE YOU ?

    And Singapore will have to bear more news like this in 2020, thus

    ” CHINA’S LATEST GDP GROWTH FIGURES REVEAL BAD NEWS FOR 2020 ! ”

    Where Lee Kuan Yew went wrong was he was too legalistic, narcissistic and conventional. If Uncle Sam blessed him and Singapore with the Cold War Monopolistic Trades 1948-1989, he should have gone one step further and broke convention by investing in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000. He and Singapore would have won their FREEDOM FROM UNCLE SAM. But Man proposes. God disposes. Singapore is now neglected by Uncle Sam.

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

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem IN YOU WE ALL TRUST !

  316. mubarakchan Jan 23,2020 1:48 PM

    Tun

    It is patently absurd for the Nine Hounds of PKR/DAP to keep on baying day after day for the Prime Minister’s Chair to be vacated.

    These Hounds are immature surprisingly and claimed to be very Senior in whatever they consider to be their specialty which is Politics, ulu Politics. Their joint efforts on looking down on a motivated and inspired politician aged 21, is not merit to them because THESE HOUNDS NEARLY SPENT THEIR WHOLE POLITICKING LIFE IN THE OPPOSITION WITHOUT ANY SUCCESS UNTIL YOU, TUN, WISELY, BRILLIANTLY AND COURAGEOUSLY TOOK UP THE CUDGELS TO CHALLENGE EVIL- the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs !

    When I met you in April 2010, I already heard your Family was unwilling to let you take part in Politics again. But your LOVE and LOYALTY for our beloved Malaysia and her 31 million citizens TO SAFEGUARD THEM FROM BEING EXPLOITED BY CROOKS SPURRED YOU ON AND ON. This is what differentiates A HERO FROM OTHERS WHO ARE AVAILABLE A DIME A DOZEN, the copy cats, the plagiarists and the charlatans !

    The Politics of Malaysia today is not an airy-fairy game of musical chairs. IT IS THE POLITICS OF LIFE AND DEATH.

    Our beloved Malaysia was fortunate to survive to live and fight another day under our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Leadership with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    The Malaysia after 14 years of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 was completely shattered with its economy and its Value System destroyed by the idiotic slogan, ” CASH IS KING “. We all now know the CASH came from the Rakyat.

    With the ousting of the corrupt BN Government, the decades old political and business nexus was broken which led to a hiatus between political will and private cash which created unhappiness amongst large sections of the populace. Unlike the years of 2016-2017, no new Audis could be seen in 2019 driven by well-dressed young ladies. This used to be BMW 3 Series.

    Not only that, with the unmasking of the real Malaysian economy which was faked by all sorts of monetary gimmicks to cover the truth, it is now clear, very clear THAT THE WHOLE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS BEEN IMPOVERISHED BY 30% – 40% IN TERMS OF ALL ASSETS WHICH IS CONFIRMED BY THE TRANSFER OF RM 1.5 TRILLION OUT OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN 2002-2018 AS CONFIRMED BY THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE UN, THE WORLD BANK AND THE IMF !

    That money was the life blood of the beloved Nation without which the population of 31 Millions would die a living death slowly. This black money now benefits the host countries. Stupid.

    But the evil Plan was for a Puppet BN Government to be controlled and massaged via the TPPA/CPTPP by the smallest State in the whole Universe. The big bucks to be supplied by a big Nation for our beloved MALAYSIA TO BE LOCKED BOTH WAYS FOREVER – A FORM OF COLONIALISM BY LOVE AND KISSES. This did not materialise by the timely ousting of the corrupt BN on 9 May 2018.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    On 9 May 2018, our beloved Malaysia was a devastated landscape completely devoid of its wealth which was financially raped by the corrupt BN which we elected into office democratically.

    The Malaysia then was no NORMAL Malaysia but it was a sort of Pyrrhic Victory at great cost to all.

    That was nearly 2 years ago. NO PERSON CAN REBUILD A COUNTRY IN 2 YEARS WHICH WAS BUILT OVER 50 YEARS BY 4 SUCCEEDING PRIME MINISTERS AND SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT IN LESS THAN 14 YEARS. Those who think this is possible can best be described as NUTS !

    Now who is a better person than our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the Prime Minister to rehabilitate and reconstruct our MORALE AND WEALTH in a raped country ?

    I DO NOT SEE ANYONE ON THE HORIZON QUALIFIED TO DO SO BUT I DO HEAR A MULTITUDE OF VOICES WHICH CALLED OUT THEY CAN DO THE JOB. But where were they between 1057-2018 ? Snoring beneath the old durian tree ?

    After our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DSAI and the Team have cleared up the mess, more and more strident voices screamed for POWER. Shades of the ignorant who are not aware of the real Malaysia today after being financially raped by the corrupt BN !

    Let the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad make the right decision this time that his successor will not play hanky-panky and pretend he did not remember or hear any blessing from him. An important point of trustworthiness and loyalty in Malaysian Politics.

    So when confronted with the facts, one could only surmise that the 9 Baying Hounds of PKR/DAP were baying at the rise of the Moon like in India at midnight !

    THE LIVES OF 31 MILLION CITIZENS OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA MUST BE LED BY THE BEST PERSON THAT IS QUALIFIED TO DO SO IN THE LAND. NOT BY SOME HOI-POLLOI JUST BECAUSE THEY SOUNDED THE LOUDEST AND LONGEST.

    A Prime Minister is born, not made. If the cap fits, please wear it.

    AND DO NOT THINK JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS AN OLD FAILURE IN POLITCS, HE/SHE SHOULD BE BETTER THAN A YOUNG POLITICAL ASPIRANT. As I always said a politician should begin at 21 and not 51 !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. If one is a FOOL, an old political FOOL, please do not open your mouth because it confirms the fact !

  317. mubarakchan Jan 21,2020 11:38 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON UOB MALAYSIA RESEARCH STATEMENT.

    The Bursa is an important vehicle for the investment community. From 2004-2018, the shares of listed companies of some companies were rigged. I am aware of one particular culprit who share-rigged over 8 listed companies during a 14 year span in CORRUPT COLLUSION WITH THE CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDERS. The total corrupt profit made by this particular share-rigger and the substantial shareholders was over RM 1 Billion by share rigging over 8 companies 2000-2016. This sort of activity could only be condoned by corrupt regulatory authorities.

    UNTIL THESE SHARE RIGGING CULPRITS ARE PROSECUTED, THE MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS WILL ALWAYS BE THE LOSERS AND FOREIGN INVESTORS WILL KEEP OUT OF SUCH AN ILLEGAL TRAP CONDONE BY THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES.

    Hence, the Bursa becomes smaller and smaller as the injured minority and foreign investors leave in droves. In the case I mentioned, the minority shareholders lost over RM 1 Billion AND THE SHARE RIGGER PROUDLY CALLED HIMSELF AN INVESTOR.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. THE BURSA MUST BE REFORMED BY BRINGING THE SHARE-RIGGERS TO COURT, BIG AND SMALL.

  318. mubarakchan Jan 21,2020 11:21 PM

    Tun

    As we progress deeper into the year 2020, those lightweight Mickey Mouse who want your Prime Minister’s job badly are out in force with their obligatory remarks.

    These are the naysayers, detractors, morons, treasonous ennobled Civil Servant, tycoons, crypto-singaporeans or communists, the Man from the Moon or Mars, the spies, the swallows, the ducks etc. The list is endless.

    As the crescendo of shrill voices rises, our beloved Malaysia’s economics statistics become better and better giving all those cringing, whining and crying negative types a kick in the butt so to speak.

    Here is the confirmation from an independent information source, UOB Malaysia Research gives 10 reasons that Malaysia has turned the corner, thus

    The Headline –

    ” UOB MALAYSIA RESEARCH’S 10 SIGNS OF TURNAROUND IN ECONOMY ”

    1. Manufacturing activity index or PMI improved in November and December 2019. ( My italics – Singapore also improved in December)

    2. Business surveys signal a turnaround in sentiment with stronger expectations.

    3. The leading index rose by 0.3% y/y and 1.5% y/y in September and October 2019.

    4. Gross exports will be assisted by recovery in global growth and trade.

    5. Softer declines in imports of intermediate and capital goods recorded softer declines suggest receding pessimism for future exports and investments.

    6. Industrial production increased by 2.0% y/y in November helped by mining, manufacturing and electricity especially LNG.

    7. Construction, new permits, and renewed licences saw double digit growth.

    8. Distributive trades index recorded an uptick of 5.5% in November. Meanwhile, higher crude palm oil price supports agriculture incomes and spending.

    9. Inflation hit a 6 months low of 0.9% Y/Y in November.

    10. Monetary indicators moderated for most of 2019. Statistics connected with this look promising.

    I would add TWO important points.

    1. The expected inflows of money both domestic and foreign under the FDI investments incurred in 2018 and 2019. At least US$ 3 Billions will flow in.

    2. The Good and Incorruptible Government has stopped Corruption in Government expenditures. This will bring tremendous savings like the present Government gets 85 sen – 90 sen worth for every Ringgit it spent. The corrupt BN Government could only retrieve 50 sen – 60 sen. Squeaky clean Singapore could get 93 cts per Singapore Dollar.

    No one has mentioned that our beloved Malaysia’s economy was flat on its back in 2017 and the early part of 2018. Thanks to the rape of the financial resources of the Federal Government by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. Vide. According to the UN, the IMF and the World Bank Annual Reports, over RM 1.5 Trillion Ringgits flowed out to overseas.

    There you are Tun. You were correct from the very beginning that it takes time to put our beloved Malaysia back on the right track again. As money is always in a state of flux, a Supplementary Budget is expected to uplift the flagging morale of the PH supporters and boost Malaysia’s economy in the right places.

    Your choice of the FM at the present time was correct. Kudos to the FM. We must have someone who understands the value of money as the FM – not any donkey or lackey who always says “YES”. Fakes, plagiarists and charlatans are a dime a dozen in Malaysia these days.

    It is stupid, utterly stupid to base the fortunes of a Government on a couple of by-elections which are focussed on local issues with local warlords. This fact confirms that those who want a New PM are immature and do not understand the broader issues which could only be viewed from the cockpit of the PH Leadership.

    My view is that there should be no change of the Premiership until our beloved Malaysia is on firm and solid ground again devoid of booby traps. Roughly, this should take another year or more, if all things being equal.

    As the UOB Malaysia Research stated, ” THESE SIGNALS ARE ENCOURAGING THOUGH WE ARE STILL CAUTIOUS AMID THE FRAGILE GROWTH ENVIRONMENT AND LINGERING DOMESTIC POLITICS AND POLICY UNCERTAINTEIS. ” My view is that they are too conservative.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. IT IS GOOD FOR ALL TO KNOW THAT OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS ONLY ONCE, NOT TWICE. The hasty detractors will soon find themselves ousted by the Opposition because they know NOTHING above them.

    ” SYED SADDIQ (an upcoming Malay elite) – HOW CAN PM GOVERN NATION WHEN ASSAILED DAILY BY ANWAR’S ALLIES. ” Not fake news !

  319. twinpeaks Jan 21,2020 9:34 AM

    Tun,

    I would never have thought I have to say this, but I will say it, anyway. One cannot have his cake and eat it too. We have to choose one or the other. It is the only way.

    As I see it, if this country wants to become a fully developed country, and recognized as such by other already developed countries, we have to act like one. We have to choose the right side. Yes.., THE RIGHT SIDE. WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

    There is NO place for religious fundamentalism or indeed even politics of religion for a progressive nation. What more of a multi-racial country like ours; indeed, the non-Muslims and Borneo natives are so worried that they are LESS willing to embrace the single Malaysian race idea, hindering our progress for a unified nation for decades now. We have to take the neutral stand. We have to stand away from showing PUBLIC support to countries that are alleged to have links to terrorism in the Middle East. Yes, I mean even alleged, not proven either on your term or their term. To be honest, the vast majority in the country (certainly the progressives like me) very hesitant on supporting the recent KL Summit on Muslim Nations. For me, it was a bit going overboard.

    The bottom line is what counts. For me, it is either we join the developed world FULLY, or we don’t at all. Not halfhearted. That is the choice we MUST make. AT the moment, Malaysia seems to be doing BOTH(!!). THIS DOESN’T WORK. We are now seen as sympathizers to a far-away cause that has nothing to do with Malaysia’s economic future. For me, OUR OWN children’s future is far more important than theirs.

    Sorry for sounding frank, but this is the perspective of a secular progressive. I hope to see a genuinely united country where Malays, Chinese, Indians, Borneo natives, Orang Asli feel proud to be called Malaysian, embracing the national language with genuine pride. A country that is also a leading economic power. A member of the OECD.

  320. mubarakchan Jan 21,2020 6:39 AM

    Tun

    You must have come to the same conclusions on Humankind as myself that people are funny and unpredictable.

    I have had many opportunities to go a certain route but I took the other with no regrets on hindsight.

    So it was not surprising that the media reported you wanted to study Law sometime ago. Would you be a Prime Minister or a Lord Chief Justice or a wealthy lawyer so to speak ?

    I also had some spare time to study Law. I surmised I could complete Part I of the Bar Examinations but Part 2 was a different matter. All in all, I would end up as a Coroner which job I was not interested in. And so it is with opportunities which have four-legs whilst we have only two. How to chase after this four legged animal after it had romped past, Tun ?

    For a study of Public Figures, Lee Kuan Yew was one of the most engaging and colourful because he was active right to the end of his Life.

    His biggest opportunity was the lengthy Cold War 1948-1989 during which he was at the right place and time. His lucky star shone most at this time. Through him, I reckon Singapore garnered close to US$ 500 Billion more or less through the Cold War Trades. That was his first opportunity.

    He could not see it and missed the second opportunity which was to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000. This oversight caused his legacy and Singapore’s prospects for survival and sustainability dear.

    Because with this largesse from the Cold War 1948-1989, by October 2008, Singapore would have been the King of the Hill and not just an ordinary knight in shining armour. Malaysia would have been caught between a rock and a hard place. But Man proposes. God disposes. Our beloved Malaysia escaped by the skin of her teeth.

    That was Lee Kuan Yew’s second opportunity lost whilst the first opportunity was served to him on a plate by Uncle Sam’s strategic requirements.

    THE THIRD OPPORTUNITY HAS ARRIVED ON SINGAPORE’S DOORSTEP IN 2020. With its economy in doldrums since 2002 after the big grab by the BRICS, Singapore’s opportunity, the four legged animal, has arrived again.

    THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN ON EQUAL TERMS.

    Manifold benefits will not only accrue to Singapore which its bland and uninspiring Leadership can work out but the snowball effects will spread right through ASEAN and beyond. A brave New World in a 21st Century endeavour HANDS ACROSS THE SEAS SO TO SPEAK.

    Let us all hope the best for all in 2020 especially that survival for all is best BY THOSE IN POWER WHO COULD SHAPE AND WORK OUT THEIR OWN DESTINIES RATHER THAN BE CONTROLLED BY THEIR ENEMIES. Pour le vouz francais PH ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. If any problem it’s the mind-sets again Tun !

  321. mubarakchan Jan 20,2020 11:39 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE GOOD FUTURE OF PH WITH THE RIGHT POLICIES.

    All of us have just one LIFE. With this LIFE, we hit or miss.

    Our beloved Malaysia for the very first time became one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Malaysia overnight since 9 May 2018 became one of those few countries which counted due to the wisdom, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DSAI with his Team.

    None of these stalwarts with the Prime Minister needs prompting that their Lifetime struggles to do good is already in their hands.

    BUT HAVE THEY GOT THE GUMPTION TO TURN POWER IN THEIR HANDS INTO GOODS DELIVERABLE TO THE RAKYAT WHICH SUPPORTED THME IN A GE ?

    Two years of being incumbents in Power will soon be upon us. So far, it is understandable that a lot of cleansing had to be done. But this was yesterday. Bold and catchy Policies have got to be trundled out to keep the home fires burning or else these may peter out. Distractions like a Cabinet to endorse cultural festivities which have been celebrated for hundreds of years ago do not improve its image. Pitfalls, bear traps etc laid by its enemies are to be avoided.

    Loose cannons should be silenced in the general interest of the Team in the Cabinet. This known as maturity.

    Like ancient times, all party members should marshal behind the Flags of Policies to lead the troops into the battle. A bloody battle is unavoidable in any War. At the moment, the Flags are not being waved or flying to tell us Policies are in place. The key Flags to look for are those representing the socio-economics, agriculture and food production, the revision of the Laws and security. But every day we are distracted by the highlighting of personal ambitions which are not at all connected with these important areas of care, enhancement and development. The less unproductive politicking the better for the general mental health of all.

    The time has arrived for the foot to be put down on the accelerator to propel us towards successes of any kind which may be more easily identified from the cockpit of Leadership. As it is, only the general broad strokes of the intended picture could be made but not the details which completion could only be best left to those on the line.

    With 2020 upon us, great expectations must be expected from the Good and the Incorruptible Government with such a wonderful vista before it. It is a great pity if the incumbents in the Government do not realise the importance which our beloved Malaysia has for the very first time was able to project and develop herself into one of the only 4 important small countries of the World. Opportunity is a 4-legged horse. If it comes, one must jump on it immediately or it will lost forever.

    I have the greatest respect for the abilities and capabilities of the present incumbent Government. I wish them well in the crucial months ahead. It is alleged that politicians are the World’s greatest opportunists. Time will tell.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  322. mubarakchan Jan 20,2020 8:16 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE WONDERFUL FUTURE FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IF PH HOLDS ON.

    The PH Coalition came together because the Rakyat realised that the dire neglect of the needs of all by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs did not bring the country anywhere due to the financial rape of the country’s financial resources – an incident 2004-2018 which was worse than the Rape of the Sabine Women of ancient Rome.

    With the ousting of the corrupt BN Government, the PH Government now has the right platform to pursue their goals further with the cleansing of the Augean Stables which should now be completed.

    But there is always the baying of the male and female Hounds of the NGOs to keep their money pockets alive, full and well by seeking all sorts of reforms which have nothing to do with socio-economics but more to do with their selfish interests. After all, talking and cursing is free in our democratic Malaysia.

    With a proper mind-set, the country should not be bogged down by frivolous arguments over reforms but FOCUS ON THE BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES AT HAND WHICH ARE JOBS, BETTER SALARIES, LOWER COST OF LIVING ESPECIALLY TRANSPORTATIONS COSTS AND EASE OF TRAVEL, WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING etc. But all these are ‘pies in the sky’ types of desires if THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NO FUNDS TO SUPPORT ITS POLICIES.

    But on the funding aspect, the Good and Incorruptible Government can see the light clearly in 2020 and with the will to retrieve all the money that was stolen by the crooks, Malaysia could just balance its books with stable oil and palm oil prices. The GDP is touted at 4.4 per cent for 2020. A Supplementary Budget may add 1-2 per cent more inclusive of the Visit Malaysia Year efforts.

    SO WHAT IS BUGGING THE PH GOVERNMENT FROM BEING MORE POSITIVE AND EFFECTIVE ? It is the mind-set again as exhorted by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad time and time again.

    AND WHERE SHOULD A PROPER MIND-SET BE FOUND IN THE PH COALITION ?

    Not in those fake photographs of naked fat young men, not in those unreasonable demands for reforms which have been captured by the NGOs for fund raising purpose or anything else.

    A PROPER MIND SET SHOULD BE FOUND IN THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF PULAU PINANG TO PARTICPATE IN THE COMBINED DEVELOPMENT OF PULAU PINANG, KEDAH AND PERLIS. This will have a positive snow-ball effect over the whole of the Peninsula to Sabah and Sarawak. This is the rub. This is the nub. This will increase demand for properties all round.

    The aim of this Proposed Development is to turn raw land into developed lands – THE CLASSIC MALAYSIAN METHOD OF CREATING WEALTH FOR GENERATIONS – Instead of borrowing billions of ringgits without any means to repay in the future.

    The Party involved has arrived at the cross-roads. It was fun and games being always right as an Opposition Party. But the time has arrived and no time must be lost for this particular Party to decide on its stand towards Sovereignty and National Interest. This is the most important hurdle for them to really participate in the National Development of our beloved Malaysia to create wealth for the Rakyat for now and the future.

    The smiling, grinning and the back-slapping has to stop and the ground breaking ceremonies on Pulau Pinang and Kedah must begin soonest or else the PH will find it tough to fight an Opponent armed with big bucks and a fighting machine to boot.

    THE KEY TO THE STRENGTH AND SURVIVAL OF THE PH COALITION IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE PARTY WHICH HAS TO HAVE THE RIGHT MIND-SET TO PLUNGE INTO A MARVELLOUS DEVELOPMENT EMBRACING PULAU PINANG, KEDAH AND PERLIS WHICH WILL CREATE A KNOCK-ON EFFECT NOT ONLY IN THE ADJACENT STATES BUT THROUGHOUT THE LAND. Or else, the alternative must be bleak to be able to stay another term.

    A political Party Leadership should be daring, wise, intelligent and visionary to take risks in the general interest of all and not adopt esoteric policies for esoteric interests.

    WHAT IS THE POINT IN HAVING A POLITICAL PARTY FULL OF MICKEY MOUSE FROM DISNEYLAND ?

    With the changing political scenario of our beloved Malaysia, the common issues being touted and argued every day which are actually NO ISSUES at all but were all highlighted because of the dire lack of earning opportunities for all WITH PULAU PINANG SITTING ON ITS HIDDEN TREASURES WITH A DOG IN A MANGER ATTITUDE waiting for the big bucks to come if ever.

    The wise men in this particular Party would have seen the change in the Party’s mind-sets coming when they decided to form the PH to oust the corrupt BN Government.

    WOULD THE SAME WISE MEN NOW TAKE A RADICAL STEP OF LEAVING THEIR PAST BEHIND AND DECIDE WHETHER TO SERVE THE NATION’S INTERESTS OR THEIR OWN INTERESTS which is chauvinism.

    Who says Malaysian Politics is dull and boring ? One thing I observed through the years is that there are not many baldies amongst the Malaysian Politicians who most probably always left their MIND-SETS AT HOME.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

    The year 2020 has arrived. Some politicians will have to make the right decision to enable our beloved Malaysia to regain its stolen wealth through new Developments so that reforms would be more acceptable to all and sundry. Is this putting the horse before the cart, Ladies and Gentlemen ?

  323. mubarakchan Jan 20,2020 12:51 PM

    Tun

    What better a headline as this in the early morning of a wonderful Malaysian day, thus

    ” DR M. PAKATAN WILL BE ONE-TERM GOVT. IF WE DON’T BUCK UP. ”

    Who knows best about the state of the New and Incorruptible Government but our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself who took on a task which is no mean feat under any circumstances especially after the rotten regime of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs ?

    Our beloved Malaysia a small country who had the good fortune to have a clear and good run through successive exceptional Prime Ministers, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our indefatigable Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from 1957-2003. Thereafter, from 2004-2018 our Value System built up over centuries was destroyed in a matter of months by those who believed “CASH IS KING”.

    To turn a whole country right again, THE FIRST STEP MUST BEGIN AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID. This is exactly what our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. All those in POWER must work as a Team.

    A Power Pyramid is useless if it is stacked full of ineffective digits which do not contribute to the production of the goodies which the Rakyat or proletariat hanker for at the base.

    This situation is not new when between 2004-2018, not only did the goodies dried up but were seen to defy gravity by flowing upwards to the Apex of the Power Pyramid where all goodies became exlusive.

    In a Malaysian Style Democracy, if the Rakyat are not happy with those who are in Power now, they have a choice to toss them out.

    Take the case of Pulau Pinang and its State Government which is forever trying to ape Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore based on half-truths. The hanker for sea reclamation, concrete condos, tunnels and highways etc. when in fact, a little bit of proper mindset will open the faucets of billions of ringgits for the Rakyat.

    Factually and socio-economically, Pulau Pinang is hemmed in by its geography and demographics. To undo its straits jacket, billions of ringgits have to be spent with no prospect of making profits in a tiny State of Malaysia unlike Singapore which wealth came out of the Cold war 1948-1989.. Logically, the State Government unlocks the billions of ringgits now seating in the old Payar Lebar Airport and its environs which include the FTZ. With the development of the old Payar Lebar Airport into the finest New George Town, a World Class Tropical City, all the FTZ should gravitate to the Kulim International Airport Complex concomitant with Wealth created on the Island and the Mainland. A single move like this breaks the grid lock of lack of finance and potential. The idea of the 3 Island Reclamation is a SHAM. It is unnecessary, expensive and no prospect of earning a profitable return. It is neither Politics or Socio-economics BUT JUST A COPY CAT OF THE BLUFFOLOGY OF 20TH CENTURY SINGAPORE. To recap, the Singapore Government engaged a UN Economics expert Dr Albert Winsemius 1962-1984 who recommended sea reclamation, Jurong Industrial Park, Asian Dollar, Government linked companies, etc. His recommendations are all to be seen in Singapore today.

    It is without any doubt, Pulau Pinang is the World’ Best Holiday Destination and Resort if the focus is to make this so. Better jobs opportunities in a better environment. Industrialization for Pulau Pinang is a one-off thing of the past. This will never come back again. BUT TOURISM SUITS PULAU PINANG TO A T FOR ITS RAKYAT AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT AS WELL. Better jobs. Better pay. Better working environment.

    The time is now for all State Governments to buck up and fashion Policies to benefit the Rakyat like Pulau Pinang and Kedah which are actually Gemini Twins in socio-economic development.

    Another bug-bear of any Federal Government is the dire neglect to revise the antique Laws of our beloved Malaysia like the Companies Act 1965, The Bankruptcy Act 1967 and The Trustees Act 1949. Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia keep their Laws up-dated to the minute. One of these countries could even change the Law on the spot in Court to the ire of its Opposition.

    Yes ! It Is timely for the Leaders of the Ruling Coalition to buck up and come together to deliver the goodies to the Rakyat who were starved of goodies since 2004. Jobs, good salaries, affordable housing, lower costs wherever possible especially in foods, cheaper transportation, etc which directly affect the Rakyat’s pockets are definitely a positive beginning.

    All the signs on the wall seem to point to a Supplementary Budget soon. Hopefully, the FM worships a different philosophy than those Chinese FMs of faraway and long ago who thought being thrifty like Confucius would qualify them to be FMs ! They turned out to be unmitigated disasters !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    The reason why the PH lost is simple ?

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S VALUE SYSTEM WAS DESTROYED BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs/SOEs !

  324. mubarakchan Jan 19,2020 11:51 PM

    Tun

    With the 14 years of neglect to provide essential public services to the whole country by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, we now feel the results of such mis-governance erupting from here and there. The latest headline, thus

    ” CLOUD SEEDING STARTS OVER KEDAH SKIES. ”

    My view is that if the BN Government had been caring and not neglectful, water shortages in our beloved Malaysia would be less often than it is now. Nothing concerning the conservation and enhancement the water supply to all was considered but more importantly the task of following up on the Policy if any.

    It is common sense that States with a plentiful supply of water should be paired with less unfortunate States which naturally have to pay for what is supplied to them. Charity begins at home.

    Most of us have seen water being wasted from broken down pipes along the highways and by-ways. I believe that the old asbestos pipes of the 20th Century are still in use. With so much wastage of money due to corruption, expensive modern copper pipes would be a ‘pipe dream’.

    Take the case of Kedah, logically Kedah, Pulau Pinang and Perlis should be socio-economically developed as one. The first priority would have been the conservation and enhancement of water resources in these States. There is no reason for a drought to begin to think about WATER.

    In a land which has still many rivers and heavy rainfall, we must never forget to conserve and enhance OUR PRECIOUS WATER RESOURCES which is vital to our well-being and health.

    But what we see every day in a small country is the over-politicking of frivolous issues. As long as we have a good and wise Leader like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia should be able to progress normally. But issues like the future of WATER is a serious matter for all generations to handle. This might be a bland and uninteresting subject but it is ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE OF ALL KINDS.

    Where is the NGO on WATER ?

    We Malaysians must now be caring and conscious of the World around us and plan for a better environment in the future for all with Water for all.. We must not expect a free lunch anymore because there was no such thing in the first place. OR CASH IS KING. We can now see where all the CASH came from – THE RAKYAT’S POCKETS !

    In a land full of rainfall and rivers, our beloved Malaysia must take the first serious steps to conserve and enhance our Water resource. This is not a laughing matter. Countries have gone to wars on this essential item, Water. Hundreds of books have been written on Water too.

    We find in every public building whether private or government, water taps are left opened to waste water. Public stand pipes or wherever water is supplied to the public free of charge. Yet our public toilet facilities are well-known as sub-standard to the World.

    Does anyone notice that our beloved Malaysia is over-governed by so many State Governments which do not deal with the big issues which will affect us all in the future like WATER ? I would assume such a Policy on Water should be at least be the responsibility of the Deputy Prime Minister or a Ministry with a special interest in WATER in the Government somewhere.

    And if at all, a Policy of the use, conservation and enhancement of Water concerning its present and future uses is vital and essential for a sound Government in modern terms.

    14 years of neglect by a corrupt BN Government, 2004-2018, has not only upset our VALUES SYSTEM IN THE PUBLIC SERVICES AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR but also affected our normal livelihood as regards water, an essential commodity for all.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Over 50 years ago, I visited Djibouti. After that visit, I knew about the importance of Water over and above anything else..

  325. mubarakchan Jan 16,2020 10:04 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE INFAMOUS SIME DARBY THE ATM FOR CROOKS.

    The destruction of the Malaysian Value System by the Singaporean Puppet and Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs by paying sky high salaries to its flunkeys in the GLCs/SOEs, ranging from RM 1 Million to RM 100 Million salaries per year before additional perks was exactly like what Lee Kuan Yew did to the human resources of Singapore through the implementation of his 2 Child Family Policy 1972 to produce Singaporean geniuses.

    On the one hand, the Malaysian Value System was totally destroyed by paying the salaries of an exclusive handful the top wages of the First World in a Third World emerging country with its weak and fragile economy which was sheer madness. On the other, Lee Kuan Yew implemented a draconian Policy which restricted procreation to only 2 Child per family with the aim of producing Singaporean geniuses like himself.

    A Policy no other World Leader dared to implement, not even Hitler. He went through great lengths to impose his will on the populace which resulted in sterilization, suicides, emigration, divorces, religious strife, income tax ways and means, mental problems, etc. At the end, no Singaporean geniuses were produced up to 2020 and Singapore now has only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011. But the worse of all is that young people hesitate to marry for fear of losing half their wealth to their former spouses in a quickie divorce.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 was exactly the same as the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs Policy to pay its flunkeys sky high First World salaries in a Third World emerging country by destroying its Value System.

    BOTH POLICIES DISRUPTED THE VALUE SYSTEMS WHICH WERE NOT APPARENT AND THE POLICIES WERE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT DUE CONSIDERATION OR PROPERLY THOUGHT OUT. Singapore’s belief was “Geniuses”. Malaysia’s belief was “Cash is King.” Both beliefs showed the utter ignorance of the proponents concerned.

    In the case of Singapore, the wrong Policy hit hard at its future human resources which is now with only 900,000 Chinese aged 21-50. In Malaysia, ALL WERE IMPOVERISHED BY THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT BY 2018, THE RICH AND THE POOR.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  326. mubarakchan Jan 16,2020 1:43 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE INFAMOUS SIME DARBY, THE ATM OF CROOKS.

    I would like to draw attention to the SIME DARBY FOUNDATION which was set up by the Sime Darby Management between 2004-2018 as a sop to please the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Leaders 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    THIS SIME DARBY FOUNDATION HAS NO PLACE AT ALL UNDER THE MALAYSIAN SUN. IT MAY EVEN BE AN ILLEGAL SET-UP DUE TO THE FACT THAT SIME DARBY’S MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER IS THE PNB, A MALAY TRUST. THE SECOND BIGGEST TRUST NEXT TO THE EPF !

    The PNB is a Malay Trust with its own guide-lines in investments and distribution of its profits within the laws.

    By having a Sime Darby Foundation which is a Trust, IT IS NOT ONLY ABSURD BUT ALSO IT IS A LOOP HOLE FOR WHOEVER IN CONTROL OF THE SIME DARBY FOUNDATION TO GIVE MONEY FREELY TO ALL AND SUNDRY. BY RIGHT ALL MONEY IN THE SIME DARBY GROUP SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SIME DARBY SHAREHOLDERS AND NOT SECRETLY CHANNELED TO A SIME DARBY FOUNDATION. STRICLY, THE SIME DARBY FOUNDATION SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN FORTHWITH. THIS IS ETHICS, PROPRIETY AND SOBRIETY WITHIN THE LAW.

    It is alleged anyone can now sue Sime Darby with such an illegal loophole of creating a Trust/Foundation to BYPASS THE INTENTIONS OF ITS MAJOR SHAREHOLDER WHICH IS THE MALAY TRUST PNB.

    Another clear example of the wanton abuse and immoral use of POWER by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally elite and GLCs/SOEs ! This is daylight robbery of money belonging to the Sime Darby shareholders of which PNB is the majority shareholder, a major Malay Trust for Malays !

    How much money has been leaked out of Sime Darby has yet to be determined since its establishment of the Sime Darby Foundation ! The Foundation smells or stinks high heavens !

    GLCs/SOEs are perfect loopholes for crooks to siphon off the shareholders money legally WITHOUT ANY CONTROL. The best is to close the whole lot down – mountains of public money controlled by crooked nobodies.

    FROM THE RECENT RECORDS OF THE MALAYSIAN GLCs/SOEs, there were ACTUALLY NO CHECKS OR BALANCES IN PRACTICE.

    The GLCs/SOEs Managing Directors walloped money big time.

    Again Sime Darby with a full Board of Directors of 12 Tuns, Tan Sris and s Datuk WENT BANKRUPT AT RM 2.10 BILLION IN 2010 ! These proved that the ennobled Directors were only ornamental and decorative without any useful purpose or business knowledge. Some of them were even ex-Central Bankers or in the banking industry ! Believe it or not !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  327. mubarakchan Jan 16,2020 10:03 AM

    Tun

    Suddenly, the Headlines of this morning are full of goodness and wisdom as befit the leading democratic country in ASEAN which is our beloved Malaysia. THE ONLY COUNTRY IN ASEAN WHICH IS TRULY DEMOCRATIC WITHOUT MILITARY RULE, OLIGARCHS OR CRONIES – with a Government sworn to defeat Corruption with ZERO TOLERANCE and in time, reforms.

    Keep up the good works, Tun. THE WORLD KNOWS WHO IS A GOOD OR BAD FELLOW. History is the finest Arbiter of the Truth which no one can escape.

    The Headlines, thus

    1. ” CABINET DECIDED PLUS WILL NOT BE SOLD. ”

    Kudos to the Cabinet and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan for doing the right thing. ALL THE HIGHWAYS ARE NATIONAL TREASURES AND BELONG TO THE RAKYAT – the legacy of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 22 year Administration. The decision to restructure the System to bring down the cost to the users is the correct Policy. This wise decision can only be made by a Good and Incorruptible PH Government unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which impoverished us all, the rich and the poor.

    2. ” MALAYSIA WANTS TO BREAK UP BIG FIRMS WITHOUT HURTING STOCKS. ”

    Kudos again to the Cabinet and Khazanah for making this crucial decision of paring down the huge Khazanah Empire created by a nobody during the Dark Corrupt Age 2004-2018 with the stupid excuse of protecting Malay business and making money for the Malays.

    THIS CROOKED SLOGAN CREATED A HANDFUL OF CROOKS GETTING SALARIES FROM RM 1 MILLION TO RM 100 MILLION PER YEAR inclusive of an ordinary Singaporean who netted one of the biggest salaries ever at the Rakyat’s expense. And the salaries were further overloaded with maximum perks.

    This Crooked Policy upset the whole VALUE SYSTEM OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AFFECTING THE CIVIL SERVICE AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR. Utterly stupid. This is only partially confirmed by the Annual Reports of the UN, World Bank and IMF that over RM1.5 Trillion flowed out overseas between 2002-2018 !

    It is wisdom again from the Cabinet and Khazanah to sell off the huge Empire of subsidiary companies to the Private Sector and create new Malay and non-Malay businesses to boost the economy like Russia and China. Instead of benefitting one fellow only, the dispersal of this crooked Empire will benefit thousands in keeping with normal economic methodology.

    For example, our infamous Sime Darby has many small companies in Australia and New Zealand which were established during the hey-day of uncontrolled abandon after the Malaysian Management kicked me out of the Board in 1992. The very person who created them their jobs in Sime Darby.

    These little companies like the little travel agency in Perth in partnership with its former travel manageress who made it big by putting the Sime Darby executives to fly only with SIA or little companies in places which suited the horse racing calendar. All Sime Darby companies in Australia and New Zealand should be sold off.

    The New Zealand business was established for Sime Darby’s only expatriate on his retirement to New Zealand. Thereafter, Sime Darby sponsored Ocean Racing in New Zealand for more than 9 years and sold motorcars for others.

    IT IS INDEED GOOD NEWS THAT ALL GLCs/SOEs EMPIRES ARE TO BE PARED DOWN. IT IS ABSURD TO PUT A PERSON WHO IS NOT A CIVIL SERVANT AND OWNS NO SHARES TO TOSS AROUND BILLIONS OF RINGGITS BELONGING TO THE RAKYAT WITHOUT ANY CONTROL.

    Sime Darby went bankrupt twice at RM 1.2 Billion in 1997 and RM 2.1 Billion in 2010 by doing business with crooked Chinamen after the Malaysian Management kicked me out of the Board in 1992. I was there for 18 years with no bankruptcies or scandals.

    Poor PNB was forced to be a major shareholder by these 2 huge bankruptcies caused by the Malaysian Management which was not removed or prosecuted but stayed on to create the second huge bankruptcy.

    SIME DARBY SHOULD BE PARED DOWN TO JUST A TRADING COMPANY DEALING IN MOTORCARS AND GOODS. THERE IS NO REASON WHY SIME DARBY ENCROACHES ON PRIVATE SECTOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT which I consider as dicey in real terms for the REAL SHAREHOLDER AND OWNER.

    TO PARE DOWN THE HUGE GLCs/SOEs COMPANIES IS THE BEST SOLUTION TO RE-VITALISE OUR MALAYSIAN ECONOMY. LET OTHER DYNAMIC PLAYERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY INSTEAD OF HAVING GLC/SOE MANAGING DIRECTORS WHO TAKE NO RISKS TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT FOR THE RAKYAT AND JUST COLLECT THEIR HUGE SALARIES AND PLAY GOLF WITHOUT ANSWERABLE TO ANYONE.

    This sort of unproductive Life-style which is unbecoming of a dynamic and forward looking Society like our beloved Malaysia, must be VERBOTEN in the interest of COMMON SENSE AND THE RAKYAT. This sort of Life-style destroys our VALUE SYSTEM IN THE CIVIL SERVICE AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR – 2004-2018.

    My heartiest congratulations to the Cabinet, Khazanah and Dato Seri Sharil Redza Ridzuan for making the BEST ANS WISEST POLICY TO PUT THE UGLY GLCs/SOEs BACK TO NORMALCY. What is better than this ?

    Not forgetting that GLCs/SOEs were a creation of authoritarian Lee Kuan Yew and were mistakenly adopted by Russia and China which now regret. China has 100 GLCs/SOEs Chinese on the run.

    WITH THIS POLICY ON THE GLCs/SOEs, THE BURSA CAN ONLY GO UP AND UP WITH THE NEW PLAYERS FROM AT HOME AND ABROAD. Where there is honey, there are the investors ! The immediate creation of many Malay and non-Malay investors instead of being lorded over by the very few or just a handful of undeserving exclusive Managing Directors culled from NO WHERE without real records of making money.

    This Policy is the finest to the ears of all investors around the World.

    SINGAPORE INVESTORS ARE YOU LISTENING ?

    3. ” FOREIGN FUNDS FLOWING BACK TO MALAYSIA DESPITE POLITICAL HEADWINDS. ”

    There are no political headwinds of note in our beloved Malaysia today.

    Malaysia is now governed by a Good and Incorruptible PH Government led by our indefatigable Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side – a government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great.

    Fake news about headwinds were conjured by the Opposition or NGOs of no merit of naysayers, detractors, morons, treasonous ennobled Senior Civil Servants, tycoons, fellow travellers, crypto singaporeans and communists, swallows, spies, ducks, Man from the Moon or Mars etc.

    Malaysia stands strong, united and proud as one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018. Malaysia is the only truly democratic country in ASEAN with no military, oligarchs, cronies etc in Power. The biggest choke point in the World due to our vast geographical location. Singapore where are you ?

    Our weather is equable with no disasters so far. We remain humble and help and respect others always. For ourselves we want no foreign interference in our build-up for better things. We want to be friends of all, enemy of none in this World.

    With our good blessings, we build ourselves up to help ourselves and others as well. AND ALWAYS REMAIN HUMBLE AND COMPASSIONATE unlike some fallen giant.

    WHO DOES NOT WANT TO INVEST IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA NOW – THE SWITZERLAND OF ASIA ?

    4. ” CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS SHOULD BE REJOICED BY ALL MALAYSIANS. CABINET DECIDES. ”

    Only the Man from the Moon or Mars will disagree to this wise exhortation by the Good and Incorruptible PH Government.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. There is much wisdom and common sense in the Cabinet led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD AND WISE WORKS WHICH CANNOT BE COPIED BY OTHERS.

  328. twinpeaks Jan 14,2020 11:01 AM

    Caution:

    My previous remark on getting school children to toil in paddy-fields at school.. is NOT meant to be taken literally, in case some bloggers think this was the case. It is a METAPHOR. That’s all (!!!)

    phew…

  329. twinpeaks Jan 12,2020 4:21 PM

    If a future Prime Minister again erroneously appoints ME as his Education Minister, I would also change the way English Language is taught at every Malaysian school, at both the primary and secondary levels.

    No longer will they spend enormous amount of time on learning the Grammar of the English Language, but just the minimum for kids to understand the difference between a noun and a verb, an adjective from an adverb. That should not take more than a few hours or days. They will NOT be drilled endlessly on forming perfect sentences with flawless grammar. This is ridiculous! They are not being trained to become future linguistic professors, not even interpreters.

    What MY new schools will be teaching the kids are reading various books and works, starting from the basic fairy tales up to the most complex literature. Every day. In my case, by the time I was fifteen, I had already read five Shakespeare plays and acted out several characters at the 500-seater school theater. That was in England, at Perse.

    I did my primary school at Sacred Heart Kota Kinabalu (a good school), learned a lot of English grammar and could hardly utter a sentence in English without feeling conscious of making a grammatical mistake. Over here, they teach you how NOT to make any mistake. That’s how I was taught at a Malaysian primary school.

    But in England, they couldn’t care less if you speak like an unintelligible Liverpudlian or a with a polished Upper Class accent. Because the emphasis is not on language per se, but on the ability to converse your thoughts to your audience. Mistakes are all over the place, and it is okay. Encouraged even. Kids go to school to make mistakes as much as possible. That is called proper learning.

    So, in short, I would turn the table on how English is taught in this country. That way, EVERY future Malaysian will be able to converse more fluently in English even with just ten years of education.

  330. twinpeaks Jan 12,2020 12:36 PM

    Also Tun, if one day a Prime Minister makes the unfortunate error in handing the Education Minister portfolio to ME, I will ensure the following (which my late father had introduced when he was the Sabah Agriculture minister in Berjaya era).

    I will ensure that from 7am to 8am, every school child at Primary and Secondary levels, will all have to toil on the soils of purpose-built rice fields within the compound of every school. Before they start the usual classes. Every school day. Schools are not meant to be mere play grounds, they are primarily meant to be training grounds for growing up kids.

    Too many young graduates in this country are lazy. They expect to earn a lot of money straightaway if they go into the private sector, without any experience. And the rest expect the government to provide them with civil service jobs. They are not willing to work to the maximum and have no idea how to build their own future.

    In the end, the nation suffers through a sub-standard workforce. One with very low work ethics. So beware, future Prime Ministers.

  331. mubarakchan Jan 11,2020 8:31 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENTS ON SPORTS

    I have watched carefully why Lin Dan in his prime and Momota were head and shoulders above the rest. They were super-fit and focussed on the task at hand. They were so super fit that they could arrive at the requisite spot with moments to spare to hit the shuttle-cock accordingly. This little advantage put them ahead of their rivals all the time with ease. An example of all the hard work and training to put them at the top by those concerned.

    During the Dark Age of our beloved Malaysia 2004-2018, there were allegations that our top badminton players were involved in night clubs, Lamborghinis and property developers who wanted goodies from those in Power. This was the reason that Malaysia never won a Gold Olympic medal in Badminton. Like everything else in Life, normal ethics, standards, propriety, integrity, morals, etc must apply.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  332. mubarakchan Jan 11,2020 7:52 PM

    Tun

    HOW MANY MALAYSIANS ARE AWARE THAT THE GOOD AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT HAS DONE THE RIGHT THINGS AND HAS MOST OF THE SUCCESSES FEOM CURRENT EVENTS GOING FOR THEM ?

    We forget the naysayers, the detractors, the morons, the treasonous ennobled Senior Civil Servants, the tycoons, the crypto singaporeans or communists, the fellow travellers, the swallows, the spies, the ducks etc.

    Here is the BIG list of successes achieved by the PH Government as led by you Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    1. The ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs is no mean feat.

    Our beloved Malaysia was on her way to be enslaved forever with the 50 volume Lee Kuan Yew crafted TPPA/CPTPP Malaysia/Malays Killer Agreement already signed by the BN crooks. China was willing to lend and lend with little Singapore embedded in the mind-sets of the BN crooks to steer our enslaved beloved Malaysia along their prescribed course. Man proposes. God disposes.

    2. The Transition of Power was Peaceful and Stable.

    3. Apart from only two or three loose cannons and one or two cryptos in the Cabinet, it has been smooth sailing for our beloved Malaysia. All the Ministers contributed as a TEAM.

    4. The Good Governance Template was set by successive Good BN Government from 1957-2003. This survived even there was total neglect with moral destruction during the Age of Darkness 2004-2018 with two unqualified Prime Ministers in place. The immediate task of instilling back ethics, morals, discipline, standards, service, propriety, normality etc will take time. AS YOU RIGHTLY SAID IT IS THE MIND-SET

    As my mother often told me,’ IT TAKES TIME TO BE GOOD. BUT YOU CAN BE BAD IN A JIFFY !’

    5. All things being equal, with Trump going back of Uncle Sam’s Post Cold War spiel 1948-1989, ‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights’ which benefitted the BRICS immensely but not its tiny ally, Singapore which took the full hit of a MULTI-LATERAL WORLD OF TRADE from 1990-2020.

    So far, all mega moves by Trump have benefitted our beloved Malaysia. BUT TUN DR DAIM ZAINUDDIN WARNED THAT A DOWNTURN IN THE WORLD’S ECONOMY IS POSSIBLE. Forewarned is forearmed.

    6. it is very important to have a good set of clean books in any Government. You have the right YB in the Ministry of Finance which now spends RM 1 and gets back at least 90 sens (93 cts in squeaky clean Singapore) instead of only 50 cents.

    7. YB SADDIQ HAS PRODUCED THE BEST ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR eg. THE FOOTBALL AND HOCKEY TEAMS AND IN BADMINTON, ONE SINGLES PLAYER AND ONE DOUBLES PAIR.

    But those officials below him lack the know-how to build on their charges. IT IS THE MIND-SET AGAIN TUN ! It is the application of SPORTS MEDICINE WHICH MALAYSIAN SPORTSMEN OR WOMEN LACK.

    1. A professional approach to be well-funded by the likes of SIME DARBY which used to lose billions of ringgits by doing business with crooked Chinamen.

    2. The selection of candidates of proper size and intellect which could only be found in schools or universities.

    3. Sports medicine should be applied at the very beginning. There was a Sports Academy once upon a time.

    4. A proper professional approach to develop more than one team in football or hockey. These teams should participate all over the World at Sime Darby’s expense.

    5. ALL MALAYSIAN SPORTS MEN OR WOMEN MUST BE SUPER-FIT AND DISCIPLINED AT LEAST NEAR COMPETITION TIME. Fit enough to run 3 Km every day and have a high haemoglobin by training at Genting high altitudes. Because with physical fatigue the brain requires more oxygen to the brain cells which decide the shots. Even today. our Malaysian badminton players failed to win at the last and final set with 18-15 in their favour – not fit, no oxygen to the brain.

    6. A dietician and a doctor should be employed by each Sports Association part time or full time. ALL OUR SPORTS MEN OR WOMEN ARE UNFIT WITH LACK OF RICH PROTEIN FOODS, PROPER EXERCISE AND MENTAL FOCUS.

    7. Here are true life examples.

    a). Malaya lost the Thomas Cup in 1959 for the very first time to Indonesia because our No. 1 singles player took the night out at the Federal Hotel the night before his crucial match with the great Ferry Sonneville. Lack of discipline, purpose and physical fitness cost Malaya dear.

    b) The Danes used to complain about the hot and humid climate when they played in the Tropics. They soon realised it was the MIND-SET. Now they win with no problem on equal terms eg. barracking crowds and all.
    They overcame this negativity by being super-fit and MENTALLY FOCUSSED

    c) The Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan badminton players are now World class because they took a professional approach over 10 years ago by copying China. Lee Kuan Yew took the cheating way by buying 4th Rate players from China over 20 years ago with money and citizenship.

    SPECIALLY FOR YB SADDIQ. You are lucky to have the football and hockey teams to build on. All these fellows require is super-fitness, discipline, good nutritious foods, proper motivation and practice around the World courtesy of Sime Darby.

    You have two world class players in badminton, Singles and Doubles, thus,

    i) Lee in the Singles is overweight by at least 1-2 lbs. He should do more leg work by running 3 Km daily. Eat a protein diet of red meat to build up to a competition for more red cells in his system. And competition all over the World. See how the Danes play badminton – SUPER FIT AND SERIOUS – NEVER SMILED because they are out to kill to win. Lee has the killer instinct.

    2) The Malaysian doubles pair with one fellow always smiling. He is overweight too. The Danes, the Chinese, the Indonesians, the Japanese, the Koreans do not smile. They are on the court to kill to win.

    This particular Malaysian pair has the skills BUT NOT FIT, ABSOLUTELY LACK OF PRACTICE AT INTERNATIONAL LEVELS, WITH ONE FELLOW SMILING ALL THE TIME. Smiling distracts focus and gesticulations more so to distract from the task at hand. It is TIME THIS PAIR WITH POTENTIAL GETS DOWN TO THE BRASS TACKS AND KILL TO WIN FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA – super fit, no smiles, serious, and mentally motivated to kill to win for our beloved Malaysia. Then, Sime Darby would have spent money on a worthwhile basis.

    YB SADDIQ you are fortunate to have three badminton players to build on to win back the Thomas Cup and some Olympic Gold Medals.

    PLEASE DO NOT BE LIKE THAT FELLOW WHO WAS IN THE OLYMPIC COUNCIL MALAYSIA FOR 25 YEARS OR MORE AND COULD NOT CONVINCE THE OLYMPICS TO INCLUDE SQUASH AS A SPORTS EVEN THOUGH MOGULS WERE INCLUDED AND SQUASH WAS PLAYED BY AT LEAST 40 COUNTRIES FOR 100 YEARS. With lazy fellows like these Malaysia lost many Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals – A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE TO DATO NICOLE DAVID and her colleagues.

    FINALLY, ALL SUCCESSFUL SPORTSMEN OR WOMEN MUST BE HANDSOMELY REWARDED WITH MONEY, JOBS, SCHOLARSHIPS, CARS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ETC FOR A LIFE TIME. Hopefully the universities have Sports Medicine in the curriculum for degrees.

    Tun, sports is a celebration of our Malaysian Youths who are symbols of our INTEGRITY, MORALS AND DYNAMISM FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR BELOVED MALSYSIA. I have yet to come across a crooked sports man or woman.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes !

  333. mubarakchan Jan 11,2020 12:57 PM

    Tun

    Whilst conversing with TWIN PEAKS, an idea suddenly came into my mind which is the ORCHID TRADE OF THE WORLD, thus.

    Singapore’s Leadership has always been trying to diddle our beloved Malaysia from all angles, back and front. Here is an Idea which Singapore’s Leadership should seriously consider if they are not bland and uninspiring.

    IT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPER AND SERIOUS WORLD MARKET FOR ORCHIDS THROUGH PROPER QUALITY PRODUCTION, MARKETING, TRANSPORTATION TO THE END USER IN THW WEST AT GOOD PRICES WHICH SINGAPORE HAS THE SKILLS AND GUMPTION TO DO. A new multi-billion dollar business project at source. A steady source of revenue for Singapore.

    First, this should be considered an ASEAN project beginning with Malaysia and later expanded to all points of the compass.

    Second, Singapore’s associates/locals establish orchid farms anywhere suitable in the land.

    Third, Singapore establishes a new and World’s Best Business in Singapore – A World Class FLOWERS Auction Market in all sorts of flowers with the partnership and assistance of The Netherlands Flower Market and participating countries or associates.

    Fourth, a World’s Best Flower Complex should be sited next to the Changi or Seletar Airport.

    Fifth, a proper digit should be employed to deliver.

    Sixth, this World’s Best Flower Auction Market should extend to the West Coast of North America, the whole of Asia, Australasia. North and East Africa and the whole of the Middle East. The market should be the whole wide World including Russia. As it is, China’s flowers market is rudimentary.

    Seventh, PROPER ORGANISATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

    LET US ALL HOPE THE SINGAPOREAN LEADERSHIP SEES THE BROAD STROKES OF THIS NEW WORLD’S BEST FLOWER MARKET IN SINGAPORE and leave their obsession with our beloved Malaysia behind. Live and let live.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The whole World lives on IDEAS as you so rightly exhorted us.

    Eighth, ALL WILL BENEFIT by organising a disparate flower market

  334. mubarakchan Jan 11,2020 12:12 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    By talking to you, it dawned on me that not only Kota Kinabalu but the whole of Sabah is the finest holiday destination of the World on par with Pulau Pinang which State Government with the Singaporean Mind-set is quickly destroying its natural beauty as the Pearl of the Orient.

    In fact, each Malaysian State is beautiful and full of heritage attractions for tourists if carefully built-up and promoted. Our folks seemed only to like Perth and Oxford Street, London. However, after 2 weeks they hankered to go home.

    Pre-war Honolulu with Charlie Chan, the detective, was nothing. The whole glamour was created by Hollywood which brought in the white sand to splash on the old Waikiki beach. Present day Singapore copied much from Hawaii as the Chairman of the Singapore Tourist Board, a sister-in-law of Lee Kuan Yew, was from Honolulu until she retired.

    In fact I noticed the absence of orchid gardens in each of our wonderful States as tourist attractions. Superb botanical gardens should be established in every State for the appreciation and edification of all. This is our heritage in our wonderful beloved Malaysia. A botanical garden does not cost much. It is beautiful. It is clean with greenery. It is healthy. And yet, our folks seemed to be still in somnolence in Vision, Innovation and Creativity.

    AS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD URGED US ‘IDEAS IS KING. NOT MONEY.’

    See how hard Singapore is trying WITH PLASTIC FLOWERS ALL ROUND AND CHARGED AN OUT OF THE WORLD PRICE TO VIEW THEM ! It is alleged they were copy-cats concerning an airport in the Gulf. You cannot beat the Singaporeans for not trying. Yet, in our beloved Malaysia, the rarest orchids grow on trees in Sabah and Sarawak. The World’s tourists will flock to these places just to view them. It is never to late. It is never to small with any World class attraction which our beloved Malaysia has many as tourists attractions.

    ORCHIDS SHOULD FLOURISH AND PLENTIFUL IN MALAYSIA, NOT ONLY AS AN ATTRACTION BUT ALSO AN INDUSTRY. THIS SHOULD BE ENCOURIAGED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS A HORTI-CULTURAL PURSUIT in keeping with Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin recent comment on the subject.

    Hopefully, your wish will be fulfilled, TWIN PEAKS as Senator representing Tourism in our World’s Best Orchid Flowers Gardens which is the whole of our beloved Malaysia. Let each State competes to be not only the Best but the World’s Best.

    As of today, there is not a squeak on this rich and natural resource, the orchids of our beautiful and wonderful Malaysia. All we see and hear about are the sad and ugly revelations of BN crooks in courts every day. Our lives are abnormal and not balanced.

    IT’S THE MIND-SETS AS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD EXHORTED US ALL THE TIME.

    TWIN PEAKS. IN 2002, WHEN I FIRST MET YOUR TS UNCLE, I SUGGEST TO HIM TO TURN THE WHOLE OF THE KOTA KINABALU WATERFRONT INTO A WORLD CLASS FLORIDA TYPE BOULEVARD INSTEAD OF HAVING A WET MARKET OF NO VALUE.

    Malaysian Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Let our good FM make a small provision for each Malaysian State to start their World Class and World Best Orchid Gardens in the next Supplementary Budget from the savings arising from no more padding of Government Tenders by the BN CROOKS ! Then, not only Malaysia is one of 4 small important countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia but ALSO THE FINEST HOLIDAY IN THE WORLD – TO COPY SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA IS WORLD’S BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION NEXT TO NONE.

  335. mubarakchan Jan 11,2020 12:20 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    It is a small World. I met your Uncle Tan Sri Musa Aman when he was the Sabah State Minister in charge of Finance in 2002 and later his son. As I often said ‘In Malaysia, we are either related or good friends. We cannot run away very far. ‘

    I see no reason for you not to be a Senator from Sabah at any time. As we can all see, real Malay elites are very scarce on the ground and our beloved Malaysia requires thousands to show the Way, not the Fakes, Copy-cats and Plagiarists.

    I did not become a politician but found my calling as a socio-economist specialising in the Restructuring of the biggest Companies in the land. It was tough but rewarding in terms of reviving all these companies. None of the subsequent owners asked me how to administer each and every one of them. They soon ran the new steads into the ground. Such is Life in our beloved Malaysia.

    I wish you well in your proposed undertakings, TWIN PEAKS. The country requires more of your kind. It does not matter to whom you are related to because actions speak louder than words.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Let all have a bite of the cherry unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

  336. twinpeaks Jan 10,2020 8:13 PM

    For Mubarakchan.

    Thank you for the compliment. Here is a brief response from me.

    I have to be very careful of what I say in that matter as I may ruffle some feathers in Sabah. It is not that I am not interested taking part in politics, but the situation in Sabah is such that if you are related to some hated figures, you are essentially an outcast. Two of those figures are my uncles (TS Musa Aman and Dato Anifah Aman). Furthermore, I may ruffle some feathers on the Peninsula with my frank views on the Chinese and Malays especially; even more so if Tun backs me, which I very much doubt.

    The last words to me from my dad before he departed was, “I want you to enter politics”. Coming from a former Deputy CM, that’s a pretty heavy request. It sounded more like an order.

    Anyway, I have a business to run full-time. But I wouldn’t mind a stint as a Senator one day, and perhaps also serve in some capacity in a future cabinet. My political ambition is very low, but I am still with Tun and his PPBM. Hope that answers your question.

  337. mubarakchan Jan 10,2020 4:22 PM

    Tun

    Here is a self-explanatory news item from an important organisation The Patriot. Legal implications concerning this development have arisen which have added to the controversy. It is a shame that the top Leaders of the BN Government 2004-2018 behaved in this way.

    From the President, Brigadier General (Rtd) Datuk Mohd. Arshad Raji.

    Quote ” WHAT IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE IS FOR ALL MALAYSIANS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT VERY SERIOUS CRIMES HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY TOP LEADERS OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION AND SHAMEFULLY ABETTED BY TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. WE NEED TO QUICKLY BRING THE SHAMEFUL PAST TO A CLOSE AND HEAL WOUNDS, QUIT THE ETHNO-RELIGIOUS POLITICKING AND FOCUS ON NATION BUILDING. ”

    ” LATHEEFA AND MACC’S ACTION SHOULD BE COMMENDED, SAYS THE PATRIOT ”

    Because of the legal implications which have now arisen, I have no comments.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  338. mubarakchan Jan 10,2020 1:35 PM

    Tun

    FOR TWIN PEAKS.

    You are a great son of Sabah and Malaysia. Well-educated. Well-spoken. Well-poised with courtesies. All in all, a properly balanced and normal gentleman who should be in the service of the Public.

    How come you only appear here in this distinguished Blog recently, TWIN PEAK ? Where have you been ? Sometime ago, you mentioned something being connected with a Sabahan political party. Then, nothing more.

    How come people like Peter Lo and the baldy with a moustache ranked better than you ? Especially, very Sabahans are qualified to be in Politics. Are you the MISSING LINK MISSED OUT BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FOR HIGHER THINGS ?

    When my Advisers who knew better kept advising me to keep out or Politics without telling me the reason why, I was duly puzzled. There were certain facts which I myself were aware of eg. my background, not a thought to make money out of Politics etc. As time went by, I discovered all MCA officials without exception at least up to the 21st Century became mighty rich on their retirement. One MCA fellow bought a bank whilst in office, on top of a humongous monopoly which he had for a life-time inclusive of multiple cheap Government properties given to him. Not including his requests for special tenders and building condos in restricted areas. The whole MCA lot had a bite of the cherry. They were the first but not the last.

    As for religion, I treat this as strictly a personal matter like sex.

    As for PAS and DAP, the former caters to a certain group of people and as for the latter which is now under the test of POWER AND CORRUPTION, its destiny only the future can tell without the huge shadow of Lee Kuan Yew as its source of inspiration – a giant with feet of clay.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Our present problem is the dire lack of real and good Malay elite – We require thousands. Not fakes, copy-cats and plagiarists ! See how those 2 chaps turned out to be FAKES with absolute POWER ! We all nearly DIE DIE as we Malaysians say.

    How many Malaysians noticed that billions and billions of ringgits were wasted between 2004-2018 ? And not a single sen to buy new fighter jets or helicopters !

  339. mubarakchan Jan 10,2020 9:27 AM

    Tun

    In these early days of 2020, the prospects of a better political and socio-economy seem bright for our beloved Malaysia as led by the Good and Incorruptible Government with you and DSAI and the Team by your side.

    A scintillating headline from the Singapore Business Times today, thus

    ” HIGHER OIL PRICES TO BOOST MALAYSIA’S GROWTH, HIT SINGAPORE. BARCLAYS ”

    Barclays went further, quote, ” A RISE OF US$ 10 PER BARREL WOULD TRANSLATED TO A RISE OF O.1 PERCENTAGE POINT IN ECONOMIC GROWTH ACCORDING TO ITS ESTIMATES. ” Unquote. My calculation is RM 6 Billion more on the same basis.

    The die is cast for Malaysia to do the good things in 2020 with the US GE bearing down upon us in November. Trump will do whatever he can to keep his home fires burning. This will snowball into international political turmoil which will bubble up in the most sensitive region in the World – the Middle East with its vast oil reserves. Other commodities prices will be affected as well. To keep the Mid-West soya farmers happy, Trump has to keep soya prices high which also keep palm oil prices high. He is going to force China to buy more US agricultural products as a leverage to his intended electoral success during the Phase 2 of the US-China Trade negotiations to come. He will play pucks with the Chinese. The rest of the World becomes a yo-yo with the worst bearing down on tiny Singapore with its out-dated Socio-economic Model of Lee Kuan Yew’s 20th Century.

    It is good, very good that our beloved Malaysia and her Good and Incorruptible Government is in place finally to take advantage of World political and socio-economic uncertainties with its ebb and flow. Every Ringgit spent is precious to us, the Rakyat. No more 10,000 Rolex watches just for kicks or as a sop to the wife for coming home late after 19 holes of golf !

    Our Good and Incorruptible Government given the opportunity not only push for some growth through a Supplementary Budget but also to strengthen our traditional pillars of growth which have been weakened by corruption of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    The key industries so corrupted and affected are the banks, the construction and the O & G industries – areas where there were unfettered expansion to over-capacity due to corruption to break rules.

    Another piece of good housekeeping concerning good and transparent governance.

    In the whole Wide World, our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the only person given this wonderful opportunity to do the right thing with a clean slate for a country. Where else but Malaysia ?

    My skin still tingles at the thought of how close our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat were to extinction and slavery arising from the fact that the Lee Kuan Yew wicked TPPA/CPTPP to enslave forever by tiny Singapore, was already signed and unlimited spending planned for mega-projects with China and Singapore.

    How could it be that the corrupt BN Leadership between 2004-2018 were not aware of the fact that the Governments of Singapore and China knew all about the BN Leadership like the back of their hands ?

    If the BN had won, through the ratified TPPA/CPTPP, tariff free Singaporean re-labelled goods flood into Malaysia with the BN Leadership in its little Singaporean pocket. China will lend big bucks and do mega projects. Inflation jumps. More money printed. Ringgit RM 5 or more to US$ 1. All wages rise to keep all happy. Our beloved Malaysia will be gone forever like those rich South American countries before World War II. Stupid. Our beloved Malaysia becomes a broken State controlled by tiny Singapore with funds lent by China. The Malaysian Chinese become Chinese middle-men again. But this time for Singapore and financed by Singapore. Stupid.

    THAT DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WOULD HAPPENED IF THE CORRUPT BN WON ON 9 MAY 2018. A terrible story of Stupidity, Crookedness, Greed and Slavery after the collapse of our beloved Malaysia’s SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST. All the corrupt South American wealth now sits in Switzerland. Later generations of their descendants just drift around the watering places of Europe doing nothing. Is this what any real Malaysian wants ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. We are still waiting for Hainanese HBT630 to give his explanation why he called you OLD SHIT !

  340. twinpeaks Jan 9,2020 11:38 PM

    For Mubarakchan.

    The problem with people (well most) in this country is that they are too fanatical about their religions. Well, this is a big problem, because it does affect their thinking. They became irrational.

    I celebrate all the religions because they are harmless. I enter all the places of worship, even just to look. I even bought a tiny Buddha statue once as a decoration, but I have since lost it (!). I love Christmas the most.

    If this country wants to become a fully-developed country, then religion must be restricted to the home. Pray at home. That’s what I do. I rarely go the mosque, to be honest. But I pray daily. Religion is between you and your god. It is not be boasted about in public, and certainly not be used in politics.

    If I had my way, PAS would have been banned a long time ago. So would DAP, for that matter… for being too fanatical on things Chinese.

  341. mubarakchan Jan 9,2020 11:05 PM

    Tun

    The Cabinet has stressed the importance of the celebrations of iconic festivals by the non-Malay communities which are not religious but in relation to the changing of a Season or the coming of the New Lunar Year and the passing of the old. Headlines which confirm the Cabinet’s wise Policy appeared in the media today, thus

    ” DPM. CNY DECOR NOT AN ISSUE. ”

    ” CABINET UNANIMOUS SCHOOL’S CNY DECORATIONS TO STAY ”

    ” DO NOT CREATE TENSIONS – CABINET ”

    It is political mischief by those who should know better which should not be tolerated by not only the Cabinet but also by the Rakyat who are not fools to be hoodwinked by mischief makers.

    Today, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat stand proud, strong and peaceful in a World full of death, injuries and destruction to innocent men, women and children. This fact maybe attributed to the wisdom, courage and brilliance of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. They cannot function without the full support of all Rakyat who love stability, peace and harmony which now exist in our beloved land.

    To get more benefits for all the Rakyat, mischievous acts by irresponsible individuals should be smacked down swiftly and quickly before these grow into cancerous growths of mischief causing irreparable damage. There should be ZERO tolerance to mischief in areas where COMMONALITY LIKE THE CELEFBRATIONS OF ICONIC FESTIVALS BY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES WHICH ARE NOT RELIGIOUS BUT TRADITIONAL, HOLD SWAY FOR CENTURIES PAST.

    The Government must begin telling the story of the unique success of the New and Incorruptible Government in ousting the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs since 9 May 2018.

    Telling ‘good’ stories about themselves is part and parcel of any Government. Take the case of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore with its humongous Ministry of Information for a tiny one-street town. Can we accuse Lee Kuan Yew of furthering his interests or Singapore’s interests using the resources of the State ? Or the spying on all who came within his Policy of holding on to Power ?

    The Good and Incorruptible Government should not be too humble with self-consciousness.

    Look at Lee Kuan Yew quotable quotes like, ” We are a rugged Society,” or “Singapore hits above its weight” or “Singapore Navy next best to the US Navy” or “If there are riots, we must grow barnacles in our hearts and not open our doors to them” or “Singapore’s Passport is the most Powerful in the World”. He could not care two hoots what others think of tiny Singapore which now paya and pays for adopting his 20th Century Economic Model with all the b…..t. As history is the finest Arbiter of the Truth, Lee Kuan Yew is now found to have feet of clay !

    It is time for all Malaysians to realise that the Nation we all have built on from its very beginnings right through to the New and Incorruptible Government led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side is REAL, SUSTAINABLE AND FOREVER with the exception of the Dark Period 2004-2018 when Malaysia was led by unqualified chaps who only knew self-indulgence and self-immolation at the Rakyat’s expense. “Cash is King” was all that these gents thought of.

    MALAYSIA IS ONE ON FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA since 9 May 2018. Therefore, it is within our means by giving full support to the PH Government to make all sustainable and doable. This is not a tall order but a simple overlay of common sense and normal work with emphasis on normal production, education and leisure. This cannot be more straightforward or simple.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as alwqys. No problem. Non-religious festivities and sports are commonalities for unifying all communities. These should be protected, sustained and expanded not only by the Government but all Rakyat concerned. The first step on a journey of 10,000 km !

  342. mubarakchan Jan 9,2020 4:59 PM

    Tun

    It is always good to read about new ventures or enterprises in the National Interest which benefit all the Rakyat, thus

    1. ” FGV ON RIGHT PATH TO NEW FUTURE ”

    2. ” FGV WANTS TO BE MAJOR PLAYER IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRIES. ”

    If I remember correctly, it was Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin who brought up this topic late in 2019. This is the Way to go. This is the Way for FGV to build up a humongous food industry as the eventual Nestle of Asia via Nestle of ASEAN/MALASIA in meat and comestible foods.

    It is for all to note the fantastic opportunity for FGV to begin business for Australia and New Zealand at a time the former needs as much capital and other support as required which were caused by bush fires.

    Seriously, FGV should incorporate FGV Food Enterprises S/B with notable venture partners like Sime Darby and LTAT. The former has a reputation of losing billions of ringgits to Chinese crooks and does business with small-time former employees in Perth and Auckland whilst the latter did the same just before the 2018 GE. But for the very first time, let these businesses of Malay Trusts invest in something meaningful and profitable which the FGV Food Enterprises envisages.

    Kudos to the present CEO !

    1. The first objective should be the import of cattle and sheep for abattoirs and meat from Australia and New Zealand. At least 20% of the market to begin with. From this little step, one day this will be an elephant.

    2. Comestible food products like potatoes and others could be traded.

    3. Form an information advisory on the ground in Australia and New Zealand in conjunction with Malaysian graduates. And begin to send FELDA students to Australia and New Zealand to study husbandry and horti-culture. Develop FELDA’s own human resources now. No other subjects should be encouraged.

    4. Explore and develop with Middle Eastern traders the markets, from Morocco to Pakistan and Bangla Desh, for cattle and sheep with an aim of achieving a niche first and expand later. Muslim China should be a huge market with its 80 Million Muslims. Remember in business all must make money. There is no such thing as one person takes all unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    5. Naturally, 20% of the market in Malaysia should be FGV’s.

    6. Get a good General to kick-start the food business.

    7. The ultimate aim for this FGV Food Enterprises is to make money and to provide full employment to those concerned with FGV peoples.

    8. I envisage 4 focal points at Penang, Port Klang, Tanjong Pelepas and Kuantan which should serve China in time.

    9. The capital for this fantastic project should be at least RM 150 Million rising to RM 500 Million with 51% FGV, 30% LTAT, 19% Sime Darby.

    10. A professional feasibility study should be carried out within 1 year on a business which has an elastic market and inelastic prices for the products.

    11. Bank borrowings should be less than 15% at all times because its literally a cash market.

    12. The right employees should be employed from the beginning to create a work culture of FGV’s own with the right General – not one who plays 19 hole golf.

    13. Avoid holding landed assets in Australia and New Zealand which tie up precious capital. It is the velocity of money which will create FGV’s success. Avoid owning cattle and sheep farms anywhere. Let others take these risks. Decades ago, I learnt 5,000 acres sustain 1,000 sheep in Western Australia.

    14. FGV will be learning from Day 1 in the business which has no end.

    15. To control the food business, find out and stop the pilfering in materials, money and time.

    16. Canning of FGVs own foods will be the ultimate aim with its established markets.

    17. From the slowest business in the World which is old palms, FGV becomes a Trader. Study how Nestle works and copy the good only. You will find a good and clean set of books is a MUST in any business.

    18. THINK BIG BUT BEGIN SMALL. FGV WILL BE THERE IN TIME.

    I wish FGV every success and best wishes – A New Paradigm of Business for ALL.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. For FGV in foods, the timing is NOW with Australia and New Zealand with penetration of the Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and China markets

  343. mubarakchan Jan 8,2020 3:54 PM

    Tun

    Here are 2 important headlines today. Just the sort of information for the Good and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side., thus

    ” CENTRAL BANKS LOW ON AMMUNITION. WARNS CARNEY ”

    ” ECONOMISTS FEAR US IS APPROACHING LIMIT OF MONETARY POLICY ”

    Forewarned is forearmed.

    The World did not recover from the humongous crash of October 2008 Since then, the QEs have buoyed up all the markets, capital and commodities around the World. But manufacturing and construction activities remained in the doldrums.

    In June 2006, Greenspan said on his retirement briefing to the Senate that there was some fizz in the property markets in California and Florida – just before the sub-prime crash of 2008. Since then, the Western Capitalist System has not recovered. As Carney warned the Central Banks are running out of ammunition due to the politics of Trump in the White House.

    With the current complications of disruption in normal trade arising from the US-China Trade War and the Assassination of a top Iranian Leader by Trump, the year 2020 will be fraught with instabilities and uncertainties. No one can predict what will happen. No one can predict how this is all going to end.

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

  344. mubarakchan Jan 8,2020 3:36 PM

    Tun

    Kudos to Latheefa Koya the Head of the MACC for her presentation in the National Interest and the well-being of the Rakyat, the following important headline from the Singapore Straits Times, thus

    ” MALAYSIA SHOWS RECORDINGS OF FORMER PM NAJIB’S EFFORTS TO SEEK HELP ON 1MDB. ”

    ” TAKE CHARGE, DARLING ” appeared in another media report.

    Malaysia must retrieve back all the stolen money even if it takes 100 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  345. mubarakchan Jan 8,2020 3:19 PM

    Tun

    Here is a noteworthy headline today from a Caring and Incorruptible Government, thus,

    ” MAS TO AVOID CONFLICT IN AIRSPACE IN IRAN. ”

    When the MH17 was shot down over war-torn Ukraine at a time when the World knew War was happening, the Minister of Transport of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs was alleged to have been asked why the plane was shot down and he was alleged to have replied, ‘ NO ONE ASKED US NOT TO FLY THERE ‘. As a result, over 200 innocent lives were lost ! Another black mark for our beloved Malaysia. If the cap fits, wear it.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. IT IS THE QUALIFIED PRIME MINISTER WHO COUNTS IN CRISIS !

  346. mubarakchan Jan 7,2020 2:37 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM 2 TO MY COMMENT FOR A GREAT MALAYSIA.

    Whatever Policies which eventually are proposed and implemented should also be made in conjunction with the Opposition in a bi-partisanship manner. These Policies should be treated as sacred or sacrosanct to all Governments to come in the future. Any deviation from such Policies should be treated with suspect by all especially the electorate. There should be no room for hanky-panky by anyone.

    Our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat is a mini-United Nations. Let us create a living example for all to bolster our current status as one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. And we mean business on par with the rest of the World. Unlike Singapore, even when we are there, we remain humble.

  347. mubarakchan Jan 7,2020 1:09 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT FOR A GREAT MALAYSIA.

    My humble apologies for leaving out one of the most vital and essential Policies. This should be No. 11

    ” No. 11. The Policy to ensure that Malaysia’s food production arising from its horti-cultural activities inclusive of husbandry and the re-vitalisation of Malaysia’s long coast line for sea food products, is recognised as important for the Rakyat. Not only that the price of RICE will always be kept low and affordable to the Rakyat. Recently, Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin brought this important area of our economy for attention. He was right. Because in the great countries of Japan and Switzerland, the rural areas are heavily subsidised to keep them alive and dynamic by the Government in keeping with their historical traditions and cultural heritage. “

  348. mubarakchan Jan 7,2020 12:36 PM

    Tun

    Not only have the prices of our key export commodities escalated at the beginning of 2020, the opportunity for you as our beloved Prime Minister and Leader has arrived a second time for you to mete out Policies for our beloved Malaysia according to the Constitution for all time. Unlike a country which is the most powerful in the World, a country which turned from Peace to War with destruction.

    We Malaysians through you and your Leadership have the opportunity as Peaceful, Tolerant and Compassionate people to create a country where even though all our desires might not be fulfilled but at least a large part would be cared for through your Leadership.

    Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which according to Charles Dickens (with permission from another source), thus

    ” There has been no best of times, it is the worst of times, it has been no age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness, it was not the epoch of belief, it is the epoch of incredulity, there was no season of light, it is the season of darkness, there appears no spring of hope, it is the spring/summer/autumn/and winter of endless despair. ”

    That was what the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 created. 14 years of DESPAIR and WASTE OF LIFE AND MONEY !

    But with the opportunity to do good now in your hands, Tun, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat have a very good chance to move forwards and upwards for generations to come given the following Policies are in place, thus

    1. The Policy to affirm the Constitution as envisaged by the founding promoters.

    2. The Foreign Policy of being friends with all.

    3. The Policy to have a Government which does not do business or make money for the Rakyat except for the bare essential utilities like electricity, telecoms, infra structural construction etc.

    4. The Policy to up-lift all our young students to study Bahasa Melayu and one language of their choice with emphasis on subjects of their choice in English being Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Business etc.

    5. The Policy to recognise that the LAWS are a living thing which must be updated and revised regularly eg. The 3 Essential Laws for commerce, finance, industry and the middle income group being, The Companies Act 1965, the Bankruptcy Act 1967, the Trustees Act 1949. in keeping with Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

    Gross neglect of up-dating the living Laws should be ZERO tolerated in any proper and sound Government !

    And a revision of the Penal Code concerning social users of banned substances who should no longer be considered as criminals and put in jail with the same.

    6. The Policy to increase the Government’s responsibilities to care for the rising numbers of the aged, the single mothers and disadvantaged children.

    7. The Policy to provide affordable Health Care for all.

    8. The Policy to provide affordable housing for all.

    9. The Policy to retrieve all money stolen from the Public coffers by crooks even this will take 100 years.

    10. The Policy to improve our Security and Safeguards for our Rakyat and their Wealth.

    Whilst another Nation goes on a War rampage, our beloved Malaysia under your Leadership, Tun, carries on its good works for her Rakyat for all time.

    With an efficient and clean Ministry of Finance and its YB, anything is possible without costing a lot. The key is the Will and the Motivation to build a Great Malaysia as suggested by you, Tun, yesterday !

    What is better than this ? Where else but Malaysia ?

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Only you with the opportunity can lead us to greater heights. In this, we are all with you in TRUST !

  349. mubarakchan Jan 6,2020 8:59 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON THE CIVIL SERVICE.

    You may recall that I mentioned in my previous Comment that in my Life time I have never seen the Head of a Civil Service Department and sometimes the Chief Clerk working at his desk during office hours. The inevitable answer was always attending a conference, away attending classes or on medical leave. Without the presence of the Head of a Department the staff below him played pucks at the Rakyat expense.

    During the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, many Civil Servants checked out early to play golf with all and sundry hoping for high honours and favours. The whole of the Civil Service was in shambles as was my experience during 2002-2018 in another Civil Service Department.

    A judicial matter which took only 5 minutes to decide cost me 8 years of waiting and anguish dealing with the crooked Trustees of my father’s Estate. These crooked Trustees spent over RM 2 Million in legal fees which this once esteemed Firm practised rice-bowl legalities. Believe it or not Tun !

    It is a given that in all organisations whether the Government or the Private Sector, it is the Leadership or the Head of a Department which counts. The employees below them will act accordingly. Because nowadays, with the fast moving media, the Bosses of Civil Servants flying off to Perth, Australia or to Liverpool to watch the British Open will be known immediately to the subordinates who would down tools accordingly and enjoy themselves too because they are so badly paid.

    Hence, with the Good and Incorruptible Government as led by you Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side, I have great hopes for a change for the better with the Malaysian Civil Service which has the most Public Servants per capita kin the World.

    As you have exhorted all, it is the MIND-SET OR COMMONSENSE. And with the Malaysian Civil Service, it is the Heads of the Departments who are in the front-line. The buck stops there – the Head of the Departments.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem It is a question of organisation with the right digits in place.

  350. mubarakchan Jan 6,2020 7:02 PM

    Tun

    A most important headline today, thus

    ” ” Dr M CALLS ON CIVIL SERVANTS TO ADOPT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO MAKE MALAYSIA GREAT .”

    This call by our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not only important it is significant and timely.

    Here are my Life’s experiences with the Civil Servants at the leading edge of the Civil Service, the Service Counter at Government Departments. All of them are normally unhelpful except for those specially set aside for old folk which now apply to me.

    In all instances, I told them I was born during the Colonial Age and did not speak Bahasa Melayu well. Yet, these Civil Servants insisted in speaking the national language even though I discovered they spoke English well.

    Then, there was the case of my renewing the NRTC in the early 2000s. I was given the round around because the girl at the counter at the NRIC Headquarters in Petaling Jaya insisted I produced my late mother’s death certificate which happened over 20 years ago even though I had a valid Citizenship Certificate as confirmed by all my Senior Civil Servants friends.

    And I noticed that all Heads of Departments have always been in conference, or attending classes for days or weeks without fail during my Life time. I have never met one Head sitting in his office during office hours.

    Maybe this explained why the streets of KL are crowded with motorcars during office hours on week days filled with malingering Civil Servants cruising around in their motorcars.

    But nothing can beat the Judiciary Department when it comes to real Civil Service work.

    In 2002, I sued the Trustees of my father’s Estate because they refused to have its accounts audited. The First Judge said it was a Singapore Trust even though the Probate was granted by the Supreme Court of Malaya in 1949. After giving this false judgement, he retired. Then the next Judge sat on the Suit for 3 years until he was promoted right up to the Federal Court, the highest in the land in 2005 from which he retired. 3 Lady Judges followed. The first and second Lady Judges told me to talk to the crooked Trustees whom I have been talking for 5 years before 2002. The last Lady Judge with a controversial past told me that the Suit was too big and asked me to trim it down within 7 days which I did. On the due date, this controversial Lady Judge told me I lost my Suit and that she has been transferred to Shah Alam. Why didn’t she tell me the week before on her transfer ?

    After 8 long years on a simple Suit just to examine the accounts of the Trust, a good Judge put the gun to the crooked Trustees heads and told them he meant Business in no under certain terms and ready for the Trial. The crooked Trustees caved in and surrendered in just 5 minutes !

    WHERE ELSE BUT MALAYSIA, TUN ?

    Throughout my Life I love to deal with the Civil Service directly so that I could gauge the sentiments on the ground !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The standard understanding amongst the proletariat of our beloved Malaysia is ” AVOID THE CIVIL SERVICE IF YOU CAN ” !

  351. mubarakchan Jan 5,2020 1:25 PM

    Tun

    ADDENDUM TO MY COMMENT ON BANKRUPTS

    There are actually 2 Major social issues of the day which concern and bog down the progress of our beloved Malaysia. @ Major issues which seemed to be kept undercover or completely neglected by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs. Instead the BN Leaders preferred to fly off to the ends of the Earth to play 19 holes of golf and gave to their wives a RM 1,000,000 watch if they were late in returning home !

    These 2 Major social issues are the neglect and ill-treatment by the corrupt BN Government concerning the SOCIAL USE OF BANNED SUBSTANCES BY THE ORDINARY FOLK AND THE HUGE MASS OF BANKRUPTS.

    Both these parties have their RIGHTS which are as yet unrecognised but trampled upon through the neglect of up-dating the LAWS by the corrupt BN Government. No one cared because ‘MONEY IS KING’

    First, many developed countries have recognised the social problem of the use of banned substances by the ordinary folk who are not criminals and should be treated so through and accordingly to the LAWS.

    Our Malaysian Laws treated the users of banned substances as Criminals. This is 19th Century law.

    IT IS THE LAWS WHICH CRIMINALISES THESE ORDINARY FOLK WHO ARE NOT CRIMINALS. Therefore, the Government has the Power and the Will with a compassionate stance to revise the Laws accordingly and release all so incarcerated with the real criminals from jail. And try to rehabilitate them. The many NS camps could be put to good use now ! And many Civil Servants put to good use. And the PDRM focuses on the real criminals.

    Maybe our beloved Malaysia sends her social workers to The Netherlands to observe how this COMPASSIONATE AND HUMANE APPORACH WORKS. The Netherlands is famous for her handling of such innocent users of banned substances for many years as a normal social problem.

    MALAYSIA SHOULD NOW REFORM HERSELF AND TREAT SOCIAL USERS OF BANNED SUBSTANCES AS HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT CRIMINALS.

    This compassionate act by any Government will rehabilitate at least 300,000 social users of banned substances LEGALLY AND HUMANELY.

    This humanitarian gesture to give a LIFE can be done just by the stroke of the pen BY A CONCERNED AND COMMPASSIONATE MINISTER OF LAW IN THE PMO. No more. No less. Kudos to the Government of the Day !

    SIMILARY THE SOCIAL PROBLEM OF THE BANKRUPTS THE OLD AND THE YOUNG COULD BE TREATED COMPASSIONATELY AND HUMANELY BY GIVEN THE BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE LIKE OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES BEING BRITAIN, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND AUSTRALIA. Our beloved Malaysia has 18,000 lawyers who create new legal cases daily governed by ancient and out-date Laws without compassion !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem except these 2 Major Social Issues of the Day affecting millions of innocent lives due TO ANCIENT AND UNREVISED LAWS WHICH ANY MINISTER OF LAW IN THE PMO SHOULD KNOW BETTER and should not rely on the PRIME MINISTER TO ALERT HIM. The Prime Minister is a very busy person always.

  352. mubarakchan Jan 5,2020 12:09 PM

    Tun

    As soon as the year became 2020, the Cabinet was looking for a suitable candidate to fill an important job being the Minister of Education who departed hastily and without notice.

    On the one hand, this is a good sign of the practice of Democracy. On the other, Ministers of the Realm should not treat their appointed posts lightly and just drop their responsibilities and duties like a hot iron and retire back to where they came from.

    Going back to basics again, a Ministerial post which was most treated lightly especially during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs, was the post of Minister of Law in the PMO.

    From 2004-2018, this post was decorated by one smiling gentleman who had no background and two others who kept themselves pretty and did nothing except the last Minister before the BH was ousted, misled over 300,000 young Malay bankrupts and others which make up to over 600,000 souls that the 19th Century Bankruptcy Act 1967 would be revised like Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. NOTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED.

    WHAT THIS FAKE MINISTER OF LAW DID WAS TO ATTACHED THE NEW TO THE OLD . THE SO-CALLED NEW LAW BEGAN IN OCTOBER 2017 WITH NO BANKRUPT WHILST THE OLD INCARCERATED THE OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS WITH NO FORGIVENESS unlike Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

    Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2019. which claimed the Minister was influenced or corrupted by external forces like share-brokers, banks etc to punish the bankrupts who made mistakes and were young WITHOUT COMPASSION. A compassionate Nation must have compassionate Ministers of Law not those with WOODEN HEARTS LIKE THE BN GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES 2004-2018.

    The numbers of bankrupts of our beloved Malaysia are rising year by year because OF THE UNCARING ATTITUDE OF THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs AND SOEs.

    In time and by the next GE, there will be 1 Million bankrupts and their relatives and associates to make a total of at least 2 Million effective voters who are a boon to any Political Party in Opposition. If properly instigated, these urbanised 2 Million bankrupts and associates will be the king maker for the Opposition to win the urban areas easily.

    THE POST OF MINISTER OF LAW IN THE PMO SEEMED TO BE AN AFTER THOUGHT IN ALL FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS WHICH PUT PERSONALITIES WHO WERE TREATED LIKE CINDERALLAS, NEGLECTED. Tiny Singapore places great emphasis on up-dating its Laws all the time to control and serve its multifarious purposes WHILST BRITAIN, HONG KONG AND AUSTRALIA TREAT BANKRUPTS AS A SOCIAL MATTER – a bankrupt is to be forgiven, given a second chance and rehabilitated !

    In our beloved Malaysia, over 600,000 bankrupts including over 300,000 young Malays and non-Malays are UN-PRODUCTIVE AND CONTRIBUTE NOTHING BY THE 19TH CENTURY BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 OF MALAYSIA. This situation was created by the fake Ministers of Law of the Corrupt Bn Government 2004-2018.

    IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, WHICH IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN WORLD ASPIRING TO BE BETTER, STILL PUNISHES ITS OVER 600,000 BANKRUPTS AS THOUGH THEY ARE CRIMINALS WHICH THEY ARE NOT WITH 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN LAWS.

    It was very cruel for the fake BN Minister of Law to promise and tell the over 600,000 bankrupts which include over 300,000 young Malay and non-Malay bankrupts that the Bankruptcy Act 1967 was revised in 2017. Instead NOTHING OF THE SORT HAPPENED AS REPORTED BY THE LETTER TO EDITOR, THE STAR ON 25 JUNE 2018.

    HOW CAN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA PROGRESS WITH A SET OF 19TH CENTURY BANKRUPTCY LAWS ? NOT ONLY THAT, THE TRUSTEES ACT 1949 WAS NEVER REVISED AT A TIME OF A BURGEONING MIDDLE CLASS WHICH RELIES ON FAIR AND LEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF ITS WEALTH TO THE DESCENDANTS. THE COMPANIES ACT 1965 IS NOT UP-DATED REGULARLY UNLIKE BRITAIN, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND AUSTRALIA. The corrupt BN Ministers of Law 2004-2018 in the PMO were sleeping at the Rakyat’s expense.

    It is backward for our beloved Malaysia to treat BANKRUPTS AS CRIMINALS WHO DESERVE 19TH CENTURY TREATMENT AS INSTIGATED BY SHARE BROKERS, BANKERS AND THE LIKE – the only country in the developed World to do so. This is a shame and a blot on our well-known COMPASSION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES ! A Sword of Damocles overhanging the head of every Federal Government with its over 2 million urbanised votes to bring instability to the Nation IF INSTIGATED BY THE OPPOSITION.

    To put an effective and caring person as the Minister of Law in the PMO will not only BRING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S STATURE HIGHER BUT IT IS A REFORMING ACT TO TREAT BANKRUPTS AS A SOCIAL MATTER AND NOT A CRIMINAL MATTER IN KEEPING WITH BRITAIN, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND AUSRTALIA. In this, I regret to say our beloved Malaysia is still in the 19th Century.

    Strange as it may seem, there are over 18,000 lawyers in the country who seemed inert and continue to practice ancient laws but very concern with POLITICS. I thought the practice of Laws is a living thing which every case is different. Unlike the practice of Medicine in which common ailments occur commonly.

    It is time our beloved Malaysia grows up in ALL FIELDS INSTEAD OF SELECTED ONES OF NO MERIT OR COMPASSION TO THE RAKYAT AND A SHEER WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY IN SOME.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    But the Cinderella, the Minister of Law in the PMO is a problem BECAUSE THE POST GOVERNS THE UP-DATING OF LAWS ALL THE TIME. LAW BEING A LIVING THING IN WHICH EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT UNLIKE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE – COMMON AILMENTS OCCUR COMMONLY !

    AND THE LAWS GUIDE THE NATION ! As we can see the huge traffic jam in BANKRUPTS CREATED BY A FAKE MINISTER WHO DID NOT REVISE BANKRUPTCY LAW 1967 BUT SAID SO.

    Even the Reform Marriage Act 1982 recognised ALL MARRIAGES BEFORE 1982. This is the correct precedent for any revision to follow for the Bankruptcy Act with COMPASSION. The Nation cannot afford to have a Minister of Law WITHOUT COMPASSION LIKE THOSE 3 MINISTERS IN THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 who only looked pretty and did NOTHING. Vide The Star Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    THE POST OF MINISTER OF LAW IS AN IMPORTANT POST IN ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD but in our beloved Malaysia it is treated differently – reserved for East Malaysia or MISFITS.

  353. mubarakchan Jan 4,2020 12:32 PM

    Tun

    As we were talking about the prospects which the year 2020 will bring to our beloved Malaysia, suddenly without any warning, the price of oil surged to new heights since September 2019. The cause was the assassination of a top Leader of Iran by President Trump.

    With the unexpected actions of Trump in all things, we should expect the World to be in turmoil as regards politics and socio-economics affecting international trade and prices. It is obvious he does not care for good financial housekeeping by the United States but to keep his job by heating up the US economy and more jobs for his kind of people. He intends to keep flooding the market place with money QE or no QE. Once inflation rears its ugly head, the increase in the base interest rate by the Fed will crash the Dow – a drop of over 1,000 points is to be expected.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    2020 will be a great year for our beloved Malaysia and her Good and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    The prices of oil and palm oil will hold at higher levels. I reckon for every extra US$ 10 per barrel of oil the Federal Government gets, an extra RM 6 Billion will accrue to its coffers. Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs which could not account for the US$ 110 per barrel of oil under its charge – 2004-2018.

    The UN, the IMF and the World Bank Annual Reports showed that RM 1.5 Trillion were transferred overseas between 2004-2018 to benefit the host countries. Hence, the Federal Government must retrieve the stolen money even if it takes 100 years.

    2020 is a great time to build up our beloved Malaysia financial resources. But it is also a great time to care for the aged, distressed single mothers or widows or disadvantaged children by the Federal Government. Frivolous simple ideas like nursery in the Dewan Rakyat, Anti-bottom Bill and countless others as proposed by a publicity seeking junior official should be out of any serious agenda.

    We must build on the core issues which have been with us a long time ago. Issues like the e-business, cyberspace, over hang of properties a proper education curriculum and the starved O & G companies should be all be assisted in 2020 arising from better export prices for our beloved Malaysia’s resources.

    With better prices, the banks will be stronger and more pro-active which carry less risks.

    In 2020, a GDP of 5% for Malaysia is possible.

    On the other hand, I feel good, very good that the Ministry of Finance is under the control of a YB who is good at financial house-keeping to keep a set of clean books for the Government. Without knowing the financial status, a Prime Minister could give a RM 1,000,000 watch to his wife as a sop fro coming home late from golf. But, I would be absolutely mad to think that our current Prime Minister would do such a crazy thing. Besides, he does not play golf especially 19 holes ones. Good man !

    With a good and trustworthy FM in charge, I feel good that every Ringgit the Government spends, it gets back 85 sen – 90 sen. Unlike the corrupt BN Government which only got back 50 sen – 60 sen ! Even squeaky clean Singapore gets back only 93 cts – the difference of 7 cts was for official entertainment I presume.

    Yes ! Money should not be wasted at times like this in 2020. The focus should be on the core issues which should e built upon. May be a bit more on the production of food as suggested by Tun Dr Daim Zainuddin with a prospect on sea food production along our long coastline from Perlis to Sabah and Sarawak.

    As expected, a Supplementary Budget should be forthcoming. The money should not be wasted on frivolous projects but to firm up the core issues of our beloved Malaysia’s strength which has always been property construction and infra-structural development – not those zany round and round rails in KL Town but to penetrate new areas to increase wealth and socio-economic participation for the benefit of all. Maybe the double dose of ECRL and HSR is already an over-kill for the Government’s purses.

    It is good, very good that suddenly, you are given an opportunity in 2020 and beyond to implement Policies which will put your Life time devotion and love for our beloved Malaysia into a fleshed out former skeletal animal.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. But our security needs bolstering to protect our hard-earned Wealth in 2020.

  354. HBT456 Jan 3,2020 5:56 PM

    https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/505807

    Malaysia not afraid of retaliation from china even with tariff hikes?

    China is not interested to cari pasal with foreign countries, especially, with moslem countries.

    China too will revise their national policies, and is ready to protect chinese interests at all cost with 1.4 billion population behind them.

    Anyway, local insiders are aware of what is going on in this country.

    It is always about vote counts.

    Janji menang, then, bikin.

    It is up to the tdm and his pakatan harapan to decide their direction this time, dll hanya ikut rentak, atau angin saja.

    Bak kata, there are so many opportunities out there to find a decent living as non muslim.

    Betul tetap betul.

    Salah tetap salah.

    No worries, china too will emerge stronger as they move on.

    Bak kata, once bitten twice shy.

    When bitten many times, they too will become more careful, smarter and wiser too with their Belt Road Initiative.

    Takkan lah negara china hilang di dunia.

  355. mubarakchan Jan 3,2020 4:10 PM

    Tun

    In the year 2020, there is only one country with one Prime Minister who can shape the future of his country in the whole wide World.

    That country is our beloved Malaysia and her Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    For the very first time, Malaysia and her Rakyat have the opportunity to be put on the Pantheon of Great Nations given the right Honourable Leadership and Policies by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Not the sort of leadership which comes home late and gives a RM 1,000,000 watch to the wife as a sop !

    Tun has very reluctantly returned to command and lead due to the wanton financial abuses and excesses of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2019 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs/SOEs.

    A moment later of intervention by the Tun on 9 May 2018, our beloved Malaysia would not only be bankrupted but also enslaved by Lee Kuan Yew’s wicked Malaysia Killer TPPA/CPTPP which was already signed by the corrupt BN Leadership.

    That was the sordid background of a once dynamic and vibrant Nation known as Malaysia.

    How to approach the subject of doing the best with the right policies for our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat for now and the future.

    FIRST, WITHOUT ANY DOUBT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD KNOWS THE BEST POLICIES FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RAKYAT IN THE YEARS TO COME. HE NEEDS GOOD PEOPLE AROUND HIM.

    SECOND, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE PERSON EARMARKED FOR THE PRIME MINISTERSHIP MUST BE PART OF THESE GOOD POLICIES.

    THIRD, WE GO BACK TO THE BASICS TO STUDY THE FABLES AND FOIBLES OF GREAT MEN SO THAT WE CAN IMPROVE ON THEIR WEAKNESSES AND MISTAKES NOW ENGRAVED IN STONE. A figure which stands out is Lee Kuan Yew, the god of most Malaysian Chinese – his fables and foible.

    Singapore is in a dilemma today as regards her future having been foisted with a socio-economic Model of the 20th Century which does not work today as shown by the statistics released by the Singapore Government year after year since 2002 !

    To quote,” The full year growth rate for 2019 was 0.7% (before inflation), the Government also said Thursday, down from 2018’s 3.1% and reached the lowest since 2009’s 0.1% when the global economy was hit by the financial crises.” Unquote.

    As the whole World knew, Lee Kuan Yew controlled Singapore up to 2015. Singapore was vested with the best talent and socio-economic model in the World. But alas ! Due to Lee Kuan Yew’s self-narcissism and obsession with our beloved Malaysia, his legalistic mind was iron wrapped by conventions. Looking back, he dared not become radical or unconventional. Hence, from the Olympian heights of the GIC, through flattery of the gnomes of Zurich and self-confidence, he ended up with the hoi-polloi of Wall Street and lost US$ 108 Billions (RM 324 Billions) in early October 2008. A large part of the riches from the Cold War Dark Trades 1948-1989, was lost in one fell swoop, back to the gnomes of Zurich. – like what the ancients said that ‘there is always a higher mountain’.

    Because Lee Kuan Yew was honest and not a crook and kept strictly to conventions best found in the thick tomes in Kino or Borders, no one alerted him to INVEST IN GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce up to 4,000 tons before 2000. If he did this, Singapore would have been a mini-Super Power by October 2008 and became the King of the Hill and not just an ordinary Knight in shining armour.. A new socio-economic component created for the GDP !

    But due to Lee Kuan Yew’s character, the opportunity for Singapore to own an asset with Global reach or leverage NEVER HAPPENED. Or else, Singapore’s GOLD would have served Singapore very well in all financial crises.

    It was Lee Kuan Yew’s character and modus operandi by being over-cautious and over-conventional which brought Singapore to its position to day – ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON THE WHIMS AND FANCIES OF OTHERS !

    From the mistakes of Lee Kuan Yew which were actual manifestations of his character which produced absurd quotable quotes like ‘Singapore hits above its weight.’and many others like, ‘ The next time there are riots, we have to grow barnacles in our hearts and not open our doors to them.’ etc. Such emotional barbs do not win many friends.

    From the mistakes, the fables and foibles of the great Lee Kuan Yew, our beloved Malaysia should avoid these feet of clay and state our own future for all the Rakyat.

    I am certain that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who now has the opportunity, to show us the Rakyat the Way within our revered Constitution and nothing else.

    Our beloved Tun’s unenviable task is to fashion our beloved Malaysia to be the World’s Best Nation through proper policies for all time. Only Tun has the POWER and OPPORTUNITY. ONLY HE KNOWS HOW !

    I am confident that with our beloved Tun’s wisdom, brilliance and courage, Malaysia has the opportunity to be on her Way to the Pantheon of Great Nations and not a country of quarrelsome fellows who wear skirts !

    For our beloved Malaysia it is make or break or it is now or never.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all trust. It is the LEADERSHIP THAT COUNTS, Tun !