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Future of Democracy in Asia 604

 

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.

 

604 thoughts on “Future of Democracy in Asia

  1. mubarakchan Sep 15,2019 7:01 PM

    Tun

    It is good our TWINPEAKS appeared out of the blue in this distinguished Blog. It is good very good that TWINPEAKS contribute sensible and constructive points for our edification in the National Interest and within the context of our beloved Malaysia’s Sovereignty.

    In TWINPEAKS latest wisdom, it is well and good we have a vision or ideals for our beloved Malaysia. As a close observer of our country within the democratic context, we are fortunate to have come this far even we were knocked out for six by the rapacious and vandals of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and its GLCs.

    I maybe one of the very few who can comment on the fables and foibles of Post Merdeka Malaysia and her denizens from 1954. Throughout I was not at the centre but a couple of arms lengths away. And I did not cheat, evade income tax, grab the assets of others etc. My very few friends know my score. I helped always.

    First, a post colonial country like Malaysia was born of a diversity of politically compartmentalised races bound by a Constitution which was unique in many ways arising from the British bungles of the Malayan Union 1945 and India’s Independence 1947. This was the basis of our wherewithal to the present.

    Second, all Malaysians must not be fooled by the cruel British propaganda that the Chinese were rich and exploited the Malays. Nothing like this happened as all goods were British in the market system. They were rich only limited to the fingers of the hand who were supported by the British or only one who got untold riches of tin by digging a hole in the ground under the hot sun.

    The rest just eked out a living on their own or worked for the British Colonial Distributive System reaching out to the ulus based on credit with its attendant risks or many became part of the Civil Service in teaching, nursing and minor civil servants or clerks in British businesses.. I should know as I moved freely with all races from young.

    Third, as at Merdeka 1957, our beloved Malaya’s general economy was in the hands of the British. The Ministers of Finance from 1957-1974 were good book-keepers who adhered to the British Colonial Currency Board of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei Policy until the Board was disbanded in 1972. I was there.

    Fourth, by adopting the British Colonial Currency Board Policy which restricts the Federal Government to spend only what it earns, the economy because of its illiquidity was slow in velocity. Only the rich (British) became richer. The poor became poorer.

    Fifth, on 13 May 1969, the British owned 70% of the best assets of Malaysia, the Chinese 25% of the third rate and the MALAYS just 2%.

    Sixth, the launch of the NEP in 1971 was the best solution for Malaysia’s dilemma by the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team.

    So, what am I trying to say ?

    FROM THE ABOVE HISTORICAL FACTS THE MALAYSIANS WERE POOR ESPECIALLY THE MALAYS WHO HAD NO MEANS OF IMPROVING ON THEIR LIVELIHOOD IN THE ULUS. It was the NEP which encouraged the Malays to move to the towns. Thereafter, KFC flourished.

    I have always commented that our beloved Malaysia requires lots of Malay elite (REAL not FAKES) to clap hands with the non-Malay elite according to the Constitution.

    Historically, the First Generation of Malay elite – the BMF Generation immolated themselves via the BMF (1957-1981) etc. The Second Generation of Malay elite succumbed through self-immolation – the Renong Generation 1981-2003). The Third Generation (2004-2018) – the 1MDB Generation, took a direct hit of Corruption with the as expected self-immolation resulting in only our beloved Tun, his trusted friend (80) and my friend (40) from Christ’s College, Cambridge remain. And in our beloved Tun’s Cabinet I could discern only two neophytes of Malay elite trying to survive and make their mark.

    The above-mentioned facts of the LACK OF WEALTH IN MALAYSIA 1957-1981 owned by the Malay elite and THE SUBSEQUENT GREAT WEALTH WHICH BROUGHT DOWN THE MALAY ELITE AND THE FLOWER OF MALAY POLITICS UMNO could only be contributed to the LACK OF THE GOODIES FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH OUR WISE AND SENSIBLE TWINPEAKS HAS MENTIONED IN HIS ENLIGHTENED COMMENT.

    In Singapore, it is often said, ‘ NO MONEY. NO HONEY.’

    IN MALAYSIA IT IS NO MONEY NO MALAY ELITE. We need these two virtues badly for our beloved Malaysia and the non-Malay elite to move forward and upwards together. THIS IS THE NATURE OF OUR COMPARTMENTALISED POLITICS TODAY. Hence, I have always been a CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is fully aware of the pitfalls concerning Malaysian Politics and the Rakyat. But history binds all the participants with many unsolved equations. Hence, the creation of more Wealth for all by the New and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side is the FIRST IMPERATIVE PRIORITY CONCOMITANT WITH THE CREATION OF NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE MALAY ELITE NATURALLY FOLLOWS. This latter endeavour takes time arising from the obligatory POWER AND MONEY LITMUS TEST.

    If my concept of the acquisition of Sime Darby in 1972 which was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and his confidante, YBM Tengku Razaliegh Hamzah, had served it real purpose and NOT TURNED INTO A FINE BRITISH TYPE TRADING HOUSE WITHOUT THE EMPIRE PREFERENCE LIKE NOW WHICH IS STILL SELLING MORE CARS FOR OTHERS IN THE SOUTHERN ANTIPODES, and coupled with a TEAM OF REAL MALAY AND NON-MALAY ELITES, the sky would have been the limit for our beloved Malaysia. Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo would have been owned by our beloved Malaysia long ago. And Proton flourished from it very beginning from our beloved Tun’s visionary Concept.

    The closest aides of 1981-2003 and the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs DID THE MOST DAMAGE TO THE WEALTH OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD ADMINISTRATION AND HIS LEGACY 1981-2003 and 2004-2018.

    THIS IS BECAUSE THE STORY OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS ONE STORY – THE STORY OF MALAYSIA’S CONSTITUTION 1957.

    Until all Rakyat recognise our beloved Malaysia’s wherewithal to survive and exist as an important small country of the World within the context of SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST, then we can quickly rise to the highest levels of human endeavour – PER ARDUA AD ASTRA. And rub shoulders with the likes of Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India, Good Governance Japan.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem with the Constitution.

  2. twinpeaks Sep 15,2019 3:05 PM

    Congratulations on the new government initiative, Shared Prosperity Vision. It does seem that the country as I see it is moving towards egalitarianism. But let’s hope that this does not evolve into socialism. This was how Great Britain eventually became what it is today, a welfare state. I am not a Tory or die-hard capitalist, but I am sure government leaders will bear this in mind. It is a dangerous, slippery path if you are not careful.

    On the other hand, I would like to suggest what is the most urgent thing that the Education Ministry can initiate. The Ministry can introduce a subject which I strongly believe is lacking, not only in this country, but also in countries like Japan and South Korea. And it is the primary reason why Asians are timid and docile, insecure and sensitive toward criticism. I have been accused many times as shooting from my hip.. and guess what. This accusation comes from Asians, not Europeans.

    If the Asian race wants to become a globally competitive race, they have to start developing individualism and a thick skin. They have to accept criticism no matter how unjustified, and criticize any way they like about others too. Whether they or others will take the criticisms, it does not matter. The important thing is, the ability to speak freely on any topic.. race, religion, sex, the King and royalty, anything and everything.

    Then, and only then, will you see a country starting to develop its own ideas. That is the Renaissance that Asia badly needs, but is still a long way off. The developed western countries started this process more than five centuries ago. Malaysia can start the process for Asia.

  3. twinpeaks Sep 14,2019 10:29 AM

    Please visit http://www.economicsifu.com for my personal selection of BREXIT news.

    Thank you.

  4. mubarakchan Sep 14,2019 10:10 AM

    Tun

    Addendum to my previous comment on the ‘ Haze in Malaysia ‘.

    One interesting and seldom mentioned aspect of the production and export of palm oil from Indonesia is that it is difficult to impose the export tax.

    The reason is that Indonesia is a huge country which has poor logistics in transportation and all these plantations are located in difficult to access places. However, many have riverine access which are off limits to the public.

    This scenario gives the opportunity to the owners, or managers or thieves to export the palm oil out of Indonesia WITHOUT EXPORT TAX.

    If the owners of a public listed company or their managers are dishonest and line their pockets only, the minority shareholders suffer. Without the EXPORT TAX, the cost of the palm oil is low, very low. This impinges on the price of the taxed palm oil in both countries.

    Or just theft of the palm oil by the Management like some in Malaysia could take place in broad daylight in these lonely and inaccessible places.

    Dishonesty by the owners or those in charge of the Indonesian oil palm plantations may siphon off hundreds of millions of ringgits a year under the counter through export tax evasion.

    As the volume of palm oil grows bigger, so too does the interference from the illegal low cost palm oil from Indonesia. Even though this matter is seldom mentioned, both Governments, its agencies and the industry are aware of this problem from the beginning.

    To add some spice to this true story. Many years ago, I met an Indonesian whose specialty was to collect wax as waste from the oil-rigs which dotted around Indonesia. How many of us know there is a price for wax ?

    Yes ! There is a price for many types of wax. It is found in the broadsheet published in Hong Kong where all commodities are saleable including mineral wax. This astute fellow collected this mineral wax as waste without a price. His office was in the tallest building along Robinson Road, Singapore. at that time. How much did PERTAMINA lose from wax wastes from its wide ranging oil rigs spread out in this huge country ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    tun

  5. mubarakchan Sep 13,2019 8:55 PM

    Tun,

    The thick haze from Indonesia which now overhangs near the whole of the Peninsula has created the following headlines today, thus

    ” HAZE. IOI, SIME DARBY AMONG FOUR MALAYSIAN FIRMS BLAMED FOR INDONESIA FOREST FIRES. INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT NAMED FOUR MALAYSIAN LINKED OIL PALM COMPANIES AS CULPRITS BEHIND FOREST FIRES. ”

    ” KOK. FOUR OIL PALM PLANTATION FIRMS MIGHT LOSE CERTIFICATION. ”

    As always there is an interesting factual story behind the drama.

    In 1966, I was literally the first Malaysian to plant oil palms on my family estate next to Socfin in North Johor. The reason was the oil palm industry in those early post Merdeka days was controlled by a foreign Consortium of 5 Trading Houses eg. Harrisons & Crosfield, Boustead, Guthries, Socfin (French) and East Asiatic (Danish). The planting of the oil palm and its oil production was a monopoly. The price of the palm oil was decided at noon in Kuala Lumpur by these 5 Consortium every day.

    There was no oil palm industry in pre-war Malaya until the DxP seedlings were stolen from the Dutch East Indies and brought into Malaya. The Dutch in turned stole the palm from West Africa – the specific place was the Ivory Coast. Much Research and Development took place in pre-War Dutch East Indies on the oil palm

    I stumbled upon this oil palm industry by accident through a Singaporean friend. And at the material time, the Government also put pressure on the Consortium to sell DxP oil palm seedlings to Malaysians. I could source the DxP seedlings from Guthries just a few miles away in Kluang and arranged mill facilities for the fruits with my neighbour Socfin.

    That was the simple and factual story of how Malaysian owned oil palm estates grew to such mammoth dimensions in later years. But this is not the end of the story.

    The impetus for a bigger push for the oil palm industry only came after the tragedy of 13 May 1969.

    From this point onwards, some Malaysian planters and most of the expatriate planters up-rooted themselves and offered their expertise to plantation firms in Indonesia especially in Sumatra which the Indonesian oil palm story began.

    Huge swathes of jungle land in Sumatra and Kalimantan were allotted to oil palm plantations in the 1970s until to this day. Hence, the haze from jungle clearing during the dry months of August and September. It was the Malaysian and expat expertise which set the pace and form of the Indonesian oil palm industry. Most large Malaysian plantations have Indonesian interests as revealed by the many cross border scandals in recent years which were all concerned with over-valuations by the billions of ringgits, from the high flying Great Eagle to the lowly Malaysian GLC plantations.

    Hence the irony of it all concerning the oil palm industry of Indonesia which has Malaysian antecedents. The Malaysians have been involved up to their eye-balls from the very beginning and followed by some Singaporeans.

    As the saying goes, ” What goes round, comes around. ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  6. twinpeaks Sep 13,2019 7:03 PM

    Have you heard of the joke? The Chinaman and the Indon.

    Indon asks Chinaman how they build their country. Chinaman says he just find a coral atoll in the ocean and dump lots of sand until a plane can land on it.
    Indon says that is expensive and not necessary.
    So, Chinaman asks Indon how they build their country. Indon says simple.. just find the nearest forest and burn it all down.

  7. mubarakchan Sep 13,2019 5:39 PM

    Tun

    Every day has its own surprises. And today it is no different.

    Suddenly a blast from faraway North America through its much read journal ‘The Atlantic’ has this rare headline, ‘THE ATLANTIC ON DR M . DEMOCRATS CAN LEARN FROM THE OLD MAN.”

    The author went on to say that 3 Democrat contenders for the US Presidency are aged 76 years, Joe Biden, 70 years, Elizabeth Warren, 78 years Bernie Sanders and President Trump at 70 years. He continued that these candidates have much to learn from Tun’s customs and habits.

    What he does not know that it is the life-long development of the Mind and Body which made Tun so ! And this is a very tall order.

    Who could grasp such disciplines except doctors ?

    BUT WILLY NILLY THE WESTERN WORLD IS BEGINNING TO RECOGNISE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD ESPECIALLY THE ORIENT WHO ARE AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THAN THEM AT LEAST IN THE AREA OF METAPHYSICS !

    We Malaysians may not be Singaporean nuclear scientists but through our humbleness, we have our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to show the World the WAY.

    The WAY that could be achieved through the POWER OF THE MIND OR MIND-SET as Tun called it. Those who lack such finesse of the Mind, I pity them who could only depend on stupid little fat boys who hide in boudoirs !

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will rise and rise with esteem in the eyes of those who count in this World. It is only a matter of time that they change their highly coloured tinted spectacles. Such is the behaviour of Humankind. And at the back of all these, we understand that most have to earn their living and have families to look after.

    Lee Kuan Yew dominated the Western media all his Life using the resources of the State or public funds to project himself. Ministry of Information, Singapore is huge for such a tiny place.

    His narcissism, intolerance, and obsession to do down Malaysia through sneaky means like the 1962 Water Agreement and the TPPA/CPTPP amongst all others, are NOT THE VIRTUES OF A GREAT MAN.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is humble and kept his composure as a great Statesman and gentleman through his Life-long task. His Policies never failed him but his crooked closest aides did.

    Even in those Dark Years 2004-2018, he could keep his cool and made a joke or two as the finest vitriol was pouring down on his head including made in Malaysia time-bombs.

    Out of curiosity and also my concern with the dire situation in 2010, I paid him a visit. He was as cool as a cucumber as it is said. No bad words. No vulgarities. No hatred. Just his usual curiosity. He was trained as a doctor. He remembered. He analysed logically. He dispensed quickly without delay.

    It is time, politics or no politics that all Malaysians gather themselves behind our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side to turn Malaysia solidly and productively as one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018. We need not think too much about anything anymore as implied by The Atlantic, but just push forward as one onto the wheels of Success which must surely come.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The World is a fickle place inhabited by those who have a quick and exploitative mind. But the finest arbiter of the Truth is history which will prevail at the end of the day. No one can be a hypocrite for long.

  8. twinpeaks Sep 13,2019 2:24 PM

    What an incredible Haze enveloping central KL this morning and afternoon. I realize that we live in tropical country, the weather is hot and humid and so on. Bu haze is Not a natural phenomena. In Southeast Asia, it is made-made. Any responsible government will take the necessary steps, including sanctions, to stop something that Can be stopped.

    We have a group of developing and largely poor countries surrounding Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. This makes it more urgent for the richer ones to assist the poorer ones on know how on preventing deliberate open burning. Whether it is in institutionalizing new laws or introduction of new technologies in economic production. It can be done if government leaders have a sense of responsibility and urgency.

  9. mubarakchan Sep 12,2019 11:28 PM

    Tun

    These days I can only see the brightening far horizon of our beloved Malaysia’s progress and advancement under the New and Incorruptible Government led you with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    Kudos to a few of your capable Ministers who now stand out from the milling crowd.

    There is only one headline of significance this morning, thus

    ” RETIRED TEACHERS ROPED IN FOR ENGLISH INITIATIVE. ”

    Kudos to the Minister and his Deputy Minister for doing the right thing which has been neglected for decades under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    This Policy will help the New and Incorruptible Government to an immeasurable extent. The neglect of experienced and good professionals by the corrupt BN Government was verging on the criminal.

    The services provided by teachers are invaluable and impossible to train overnight.

    From young, I always respected the teachers, the nursing staff, the police and the military as noble professions.

    Politics and business are noble professions too if practised at the highest standards of endeavour and not like that stupid fat little boy hiding behind boudoirs.

    Good noble watchwords for all – HONOUR. INTEGRITY. COMPASSION

    How many Malaysians are aware that India became strong today because she did not meddle with the English Education System which was established in the 19th Century ?

    Since 1947, India not only built up her English Education System but also enhanced and safe-guarded it.

    All the British established schools and colleges were given a new lease of Life since Independence in 1947. India puts a great store on the creation of her elite which nearly rule the World today from Singapore to the World Bank, Washington DC. The Irish Prime Minister Varadkar is Indian. So are a couple of key British Ministers. These are places where meritocracy is practised.

    How many Malaysians know that there is an Indian Education Silicon Valley in the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Nexus about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Most of the institutions here dated from the 19th Century. There are many foreign students here as well. To name a few, the American Woodstock College, St. George’s College, the Institute of Forestry, the Military Academy etc.

    Indian elite stay at home contributing to the burgeoning English speaking Indian Middle Class of 350 Million – the bulwark of Indian Democracy – the largest Democracy in the World.

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also created the burgeoning 6 Million families strong Malay Middle Income Group from zero base from 1981 to 2003 singlehandedly – AN ACHIEVEMENT WHICH HE DOES NOT BOAST ABOUT AND THE WORLD PRETENDS THEY DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.

    It was like shooting oneself in the foot when the Minister of Education in 1969 ran off to the Sarawakian woods after changing the Policy on English Education in Malaysia. The Tunku could not find him. At least 2 generations of Malaysians are only good at one single language since 1969.

    Recently, Switzerland made English as the second compulsory language in place of French in her schools. Switzerland finally got out of the Francophone trap.

    English has now become as common as air and water in the social intercourse of Humanity. To ignore the English language is now like committing hara-kiri.

    I was in Beijing 20 years ago. I was amazed that the Chinese there could speak self-taught English with an American accent !

    Surprisingly, our beloved Malaysia with an open economy is still struggling to come to terms with the English language which she could have used for manifold advantages without politicising it, a long time ago.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs neglected the English language completely because so much time was taken up by SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST they could not care two hoots for the Rakyat. Now our beloved Malaysia pays and pays by trying to catch up with lost time and MONEY !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Some Ministers are beginning to stand out from the milling and jostling mass of Humanity. Acheh !

  10. mubarakchan Sep 11,2019 11:43 PM

    Tun

    Our good commentator ‘TWINPEAKS’ always has something of interest to say. And on this particular occasion, his acute observation that Brexit or no Brexit, Britain will leave the EU on 31st October 2019.

    Unintentionally, TWINPEAKS also provided the insight of the scenario that if the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs had ratified the Lee Kuan Yew’s creation TPPA/CPTPP, our beloved Malaysia would have been a SLAVE of Singapore forever and locked in by 50 volumes of Agreement.

    In Britain’s case, it was easy for her to enter the EU in 1976. But the whole World can now see how difficult for Britain to leave the EU due to nationalistic constraints on both sides of the Channel.

    In 1972, when the EU membership for Britain was first mooted, I was aghast because I was aware of the deep hatred which dwelled in the hearts of the British against the Germans and not least the French, Dutch, Spaniards etc. arising from the centuries of wars between these combatants.

    I was in Britain soon after World War II. There was wanton destruction by bombing by the Luftwaffe on London. My fellow students still had the fear of the ravages of War in them.

    And on the other side of the coin, a few years later in 1957, I was in Munich which was completely flattened by the carpet bombing by the Allied air forces. At 6 a.m. I could see the ‘poor’ Germans cycling silently and sullenly to work.

    But it was what the British perceived as creeping control of Britain through the laws via Brussels by the Germans which broke the straw on the camel’s back. Those in the know but never mentioned, wanted to get out as quickly as possible. In 1972, the so-called maverick Enoch Powell warned that such an event would happen. He was right.

    Another case in point, is the present unreasonable and illogical conundrum created by the young people of Hong Kong.

    The 1982 Agreement between China and Britain had already been signed sealed and delivered since 1982 without Britain seeking a UN Guarantee for due performance of the Agreement. Perfidious Albion ? Then, the Hong Kong people were meek and mild. For them now, the horse of Democracy has bolted long long ago.

    A most important point for all Malaysians to remember and ponder.

    In 1945, the British Labour Government wanted to impose the Malayan Union on Malaya. It was alleged that some British Advisers alerted the Royal Sultans and the Malays were aroused and stood their ground to protect their hereditary rights of centuries old.

    Otherwise, I fear to think without the peaceful political events which followed in 1951 and 1957, our beloved Malaysia would ever attain the prosperity, peace and harmony throughout those halcyon years.

    Our beloved Malaysia became so rich because of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his predecessors, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Huseein Onn, that the political rapists and vandals soon appeared between 2004 – 2018 and did their worst by bringing the whole country down to her knees by their brutal actions.

    History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    Once I wondered why universities have history professors and their departments. Now I know how important it is for all of us to know about our own history in order to form a normal and proper judgement of the people and the environment around us.

    There we have it all on one historical plate, Brexit, the Hong Kong Conundrum and the Malayan Union of 1945. All harbingers of historical truths whether we like it or not. By knowing the historical Truth, we free ourselves from being the prisoners of History !

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

  11. mubarakchan Sep 11,2019 8:33 PM

    Tun

    As it is said ‘ Variety is the spice of Life.’ Today we have a variety of headlines which blast our senses to realise that our beloved Malaysia is indeed unique in her sphere of activities, thus,

    1. ” MALAYSIAN VIOLIN MAKEER SCORES GOLD WITH ‘NEGARAKU’ AND ‘JALUR GEMILIANG’. TAN SENG CHUAN WINS 2 GOLD MEDALS FOR HIS HANDCRAFTED VIOLIN AND VIOLA NAMED,’ NEGARAKU ‘ AND ‘ JALUR GEMILIANG ‘ RESPECTIVLEY AT THE 16TH ANLAI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN MAKING COMPETITION, SESTO FIORENTINO, ITALY.”

    What is better news than this which brings Pride and Glory to our beloved Malaysia from an open international competition far beyond the seas ?

    This significant event reminds all the meritocracy of a transparent achievement as compared to the shadowy achievement by one closest aide 1982 – 2003 who walloped a lot of money from Trust duties under his care and used it to buy ornamental Stradivarius violins made in 18th Century Cremona Italy at US$ 5 Million a piece.

    Not only that, this arrogant closest aide boasted that he lent these treasures to the Singapore and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras and not to Kuala Lumpur where he walloped public money. Undeserved wealth has corrupted his senses.

    2. ” ZURAIDA MULLS SELLING RM 100 BILLION WORTH OF UNSOLD HIGH END PROPERTY TO CHINA, HONG KONG BUYERS ”

    YB Zuraida is one of the Ministers of the New and Incorruptible Government who talks sense all the time. This meant that whatever she wanted to say in public must have gone through her brain with due consideration. As Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad often said, ‘ A proper mind-set.’

    The property bubble created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs has become one of the major obstacles to economic progress and advancement because the banks are up to their eyeballs in financing these projects.

    Not only that, the slow moving economy caused by the same BN Government 2004-2018 due its utter corruption which permitted money to be siphoned overseas is another contributory factor. Vide. 1.5 Trillion ringgits siphoned overseas as reported by the Annual Reports of UN, IMF and World Bank 2004-2018.

    This double whammy of irresponsible neglect brought our beloved Malaysia to her knees today. Hence, our businesses in all spheres are extremely slow moving until the Government decides on which path to take or not to take.

    Since the corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 had raped and vandalised the whole of the Malaysian economy, it is logical to find another source of finance or money to fill this terrible black void created on the one hand by over-building or capacity due to corruption of approvals and on the other hand the absence of prospective buyers due to the absence of financing.

    Therefore the YB Minister has every responsibility and duty to see that all are back to NORMAL again by righting the situation with buyers who have the MONEY and save our beloved Malaysia’s economy, jobs and more which is the continuing viability of the banks.

    3. ” IT MAY NOT BE ALL DOOM AND GLOOM FOR S’PORE ECONOMY. CITY STATE’S ECONOMY SHOWS SIGNS OF HOPE AS US-CHINA TRADE WAR DRAGS ON.”

    The saying, ” ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE AN INDIAN SUMMER ” which is as old as the hills. For those who believe in facts and not on hearsay or emotion, I extracted Singapore’s GDP from the Wikipedia for the edification of all thus :-

    i) 1960 – 1999 8% Real average growth.

    ii) 2000 9.9% (rebound)

    iii) 2001 -2%

    iv) 2002 – 2018 1.1% – 14.8% (rebound)

    v) 2019 1.9%

    The statistics tell no lie. For 39 years, Singapore attained a fizzy 8% GDP with coolies working at the Keppel Harbour until the 1970s and the trapping of a slow moving colonial tropical port. As it is now discovered 2% – 3% of the GDP was due to the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989. The riches were placed in the Olympian GIC 1972-1999. This pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without any effort.

    Thereafter, 2001 – 2019, Singapore’s GDP annually of about 3% or less revealed the dilemma of a tiny First World City State without that 2% – 3% oomph provided by the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades which were grabbed by the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s support through his hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights. ‘ As it is said, ‘ What goes up must come down !’

    For the cognoscenti, the above facts and statistics clearly demonstrate the urgency of Lee Kuan Yew to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors in the 1990s when he discovered that the fantastic ride which he and Singapore had from 1948 – 1989 was over forever.

    Hence, Lee Kuan Yew conjured 4 Initiatives to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors with i) Temasek ii) FT imports iii) 2 Casinos iv) TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer.

    The last initiative is the MASTERPIECE OF THE 4 INITIATIVES BECAUSE IT LOCKS IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS A SLAVE MARKET FOR SINGAPORE TAX FREE GOODS. or the Nirvana of Lee Kuan Yew’s dreams to safeguard his legacy and his inheritors.

    By 2019, all of Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives failed and unmasked the frailty of a tiny City State which has no human or natural resources and its fantastic prosperity was due to the one-off Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam together with the bombast, hot-air or Bluffology of Lee Kuan Yew who boasted in the 1990s that Singapore hits above its weight !

    Man proposes. God disposes.

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

  12. twinpeaks Sep 11,2019 5:18 PM

    It is almost certain that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union With No Deal on October 31. Of course the media and their panel of experts predict that Boris Johnson will resign and that Parliament will stall Brexit. Well, either of this won’t happen. Johnson will still be the Prime Minister and the United Kingdom will be out of the EU after October 31.

    No matter what Parliament does, no matter what the Queen does, and no matter what the City of London or the Confederation of British Industry say, it is the people of England that will decide. Not the people of Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland. Of course, this may lead to the eventual break up of the union itself.

  13. mubarakchan Sep 10,2019 11:34 AM

    Tun

    Addendum to my previous comment on the ‘Headlines’ of today.

    On at least 2 occasions the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry attempted to raise the issue of TPPA/CPTPP in the media. As it is crystal clear that the Lee Kuan Yew created the TPPA/CPTPP for the survival of Singapore and his inheritors after the BRICS grabbed his monopolistic Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam. Singapore lost her secret wand arising from Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel which backlashed on him today,” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” Only the BRICS gained at the United States’ expense. And Singapore was the SOLE casualty.

    Thus, by 2006, Lee Kuan Yew launched 4 initiatives, Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer ! ALL HIS 4 INITIATIVES FAILED BY 2019.

    Hence, current statistics reflect the dilemma of these 4 failed initiatives in a tiny city state wallowing in untested waters of the World.

    And this also explains why Singapore made her very best efforts to turn the aborted TPPA into CPTPP behind the scenes by securing the backing of Japan. Through Singapore’s mouth pieces, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer is good very good EVEN WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES. Believe it or not !

  14. mubarakchan Sep 10,2019 11:09 AM

    Tun

    Coming fast on the heels of our 62nd Merdeka Celebrations, I greet our beloved Yang Di Pertuan Agong Al Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ‘Daulat Tuanku’ with congratulations and best wishes on His Highness’ official birthday. Also congratulations and best wishes to our Raja Permaisuri Tunku Aziza on this auspicious occasion.

    The Royal Watchwords on this significant event are, ” PRACTICE NOBLE VALUES “. Important words which some of us Malaysians have forgotten for sometime.

    Following this Royal event, our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad underlined that the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side ‘ WE WILL FREE THE NATION OF GRAFT, ABUSE OF POWER.’

    Putting all these important events and the exhortations by our Yang Di-pertuan Agong and the top leaders of the Land together, the Rakyat and the foreign investors at large are pleased that our beloved Malaysia has regained her normal composure and stability. These points augur well for the future.

    For Malaysia is now one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018.

    Further, headlines concerning the progress of the Ministries of the New and Incorruptible Government are beginning to appear in the media. Headlines, thus

    1. ” RCEP NEGOTIATIONS NEAR CONCLUSION ”

    2. ” MALAYSIA PINS HOPES ON RCEP DEAL SUCCESS WITH GOOD PROGRESS MADE ”

    3. ” AZMIN. M’SIA UPBEAT ABOUT NEW ROUND OF US-CHINA TRADE TALKS.”

    4. ” WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR OF OUR EXPECTATIONS ”

    5. ” PUBLICISE CURRENT STATUS OF DFTZ, MSC – PIKOM ”

    1 – 2. Kudos to the Minister of Trade and Industry for assuring all that in the RCEP Deal ‘ Malaysia’s interest and sovereignty are the top priority in doing so.’

    Citing an example, YB said the comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership signed before Pakatan Harapan took over the Government in May last year DOES NOT FIT INTO THE CURRENT POLICY.’ This what I always call a spade is a spade.

    Unlike the shenanigans adopted by Singapore and the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs which treasonous top Malaysian officials attempted to enslave our beloved Malaysia forever by ” SOME OF THE CHAPTERS AND CLAUSES CLOSED BEFORE THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT COULD NEVER BE RE-OPENED.”

    This high-lights the betrayal of our beloved Malaysia by those who had the POWER to do so then.

    The Lee Kuan Yew created TPPA/CPTPP was his legacy for the survival of Singapore and his inheritors USING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS AN ECONOMIC SLAVE FOREVER.

    The riotous proceedings in the House of Commons last night should be an eye-opener to all that to exit such an Agreement is extremely difficult unlike attaining membership.

    Unlike the 1962 Water Agreement which has just 1 page, Lee Kuan Yew ensured that the lackadaisical Malaysians would be mired in the 50 volumes of the TPPA/CPPTP in Singapore’s interests.

    Now, the RCEP follows.

    Since 2005, Lee Kuan Yew established the International Trade Arbitration Centre in Singapore to await business from Malaysia. Singapore has been waiting since with great expectations. As long as our beloved Malaysia can protect herself in the NATIONAL INTEREST AND SOVEREIGNTY FROM SINGAPORE, all will be well hopefully.

    Kudos to the YB Minister of Trade and Industry again !

    Let us hope that the Rakyat are aware that our beloved Malaysia had already LOST THE PULAU BATU PUTEH, THE KTM SINGAPORE LAND ASSETS FOR HALF AN OFFICE BUILDING, STEEL RAILS, HSR COMPENSATION ON WORK 99% ON MALAYSIAN SOIL, THE AVENUE,THE UMNO OWNED NSTIP CHIEF EDITOR’S CHAIR, SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACT TO A PAP CADRE, TOP MALAYSIAN CIVIL SERVANTS SPEAKING LIKE SINGAPOREANS ON THE TPPA/CPPTP and much more.

    Malaysia gained nothing from Singapore except a Singaporean publication which insulted Malaysia on Pulau Batu Puteh during this Dark Age between 2004-2018.

    NOT ONLY THAT SINCE THE DEPRECIATION OF THE RINGGIT AGAINST THE SINGAPORE DOLLAR, MALAYSIA PAYS TO DELIVER RAW WATER AT 3 sen 1,000 gallons to Singapore.

    What does our beloved Malaysia get from Singapore after all the very hot relationships and private retreats ? NOTHING. Billions of ringgits flowed through a small Singapore bank which NO SINGAPOREAN WAS AWARE OF THE MONEY LAUNDERING !

    3 – 4. It is good, very good that the Rakyat has a chance to glean into what the Ministries of the New and Incorruptible Government are doing since 9 May 2018.

    YB Datuk Seri Azmin has commented on his expectations of the US-China trade talks. This is good comment as it enlightened all that his Ministry is not sleeping at work.

    YB Deputy Defence Minister has taken to a two part article to explain everything within his sphere of duties and responsibilities. This is good when he ‘ TOUCHES ON THE SWEEPING CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN THE MINISTRY AND THE ROLE THE DEFENCE WHITE PAPER WILL PLAY IN SHAKING UP THE NATIONAL DEFENCE LANDSCAPE. ‘

    The Ministry of Defence has been treated like a ‘holy cow’ of previous BN Governments 2004-2018. It should now not only be an open book but also a Ministry in which all equipment are maintained up-to-date like warships or submarines which really sail or submerge, or squadrons of jet fighters, transports and helicopters which fly and up-to-date tanks which can move at a moment’s notice.

    5. It is good very good that the PIKOM Chairman made a Press statement about the importance of DFTZ, MSC. There is a tendency in our beloved Malaysia to forget about things like the maintenance of our public toilets. This form of culture is not conducive to a modern environment which must have all equipment or otherwise functioning at all times, and not only the front and no backsides. As one of the 4 most important small countries of the World, it pays for our beloved Malaysia to keep up with the times. And those responsible should carry out their duties and responsibilities accordingly

    NORMAL FUNCTION OF EQUIPMENT WITH NORMAL MAINTENANCE WITH PRACTICE RAISES MORALE AT ALL TIMES. Kudos to the Minister and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Defence who work as a Team. It is good the Ministry of Defence is now on par with international standards at least in the area of Leadership !

    RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRESS AND WORKINGS OF MINISTRIES GO A LONG WAY TO STRENGTHEN THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    I suggest each Ministry gives a comprehensive review of itself to the media and the public once every quarter annually for the sake of transparency and good governance. Keeping things under wraps create unhealthy rumours.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun ss always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  15. mubarakchan Sep 7,2019 3:36 PM

    Tun

    First, I would like to congratulate you on the conferment of a Honorary Degree by the well-established Doshisha University, Kyoto. Another highest recognition of your Life long commitment to the advancement of Humankind.

    Since you became our Prime Minister again in 9 May 2018, one major country after another had lined up to honour you, not only as the leading light of our beloved Malaysia but also more than that, an iconic World Personality for all to cherish as a best role model of emerging countries.

    No other person in public service could match you in terms of motivation, dedication, integrity and most important of all, MORALITYY.

    The latter subject is what I want to comment today. A subject which has been torn to tatters by the immoral mix of POLITICS AND MONEY during the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Second, the subject of MORALITY has been neglected in the maelstrom of debates on RACE and RELIGION. These latter two subjects no doubt play important roles in our daily life and the Constitution. But the intangible MORALITY which governs all behaviour of Humankind is the most important of all in all societies.

    MORALITY concerning a person’s behaviour and conduct of his or her actions is derived from many factors. Our beliefs in a religion is but one factor. There are other attributes such as the biological build-up of a person from his parentage, his or her peers, circumstances arising from the place of work, education, personal experiences and so on.

    Today, some leading lights of our beloved Malaysia have lost all the MORALITY expected of them to lead the majority selflessly and honestly towards a better Life for all.

    But what has happened was that POWER and MONEY corrupted the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Leadership 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Then, MONEY was the only facilitator to buy Loyalty and deliverance of projects. This resulted in creating a huge disparity of salaries as compared with the norms. For example, an ordinary person in IHH was paid RM 100 Million a year. This system is so corrupted, it stinks as the distinguished Tun Ismail Mohd Ali the Gabenor of BNM used to comment.

    With the failure of the elected Leaders in the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs to cast a role model on all the citizens to follow, the whole of its Administration edifice collapsed into a dire situation in which every man or woman was for themselves.

    For example, the hand-picked most beautiful lady spy of our beloved Malaysia, 004, is alleged to have sticky fingers with millions of ringgit notes entrusted to her for safe-keeping which she kept as her own. Immorality unlike lightning strikes all over the place not once, twice or thrice but many times.

    Then we have the greatest crook of the 21st Century, the silly little fat boy who could manipulate billions of ringgits of the Malaysian Government’s public money by pressing the RIGHT button. This twerp is obviously born with NO MORALITY. Why ?

    I was the FIRST to be entrusted an important task to support a market. I found this could not be done because Singapore was dumping shares every time the market moved up. I recognised it was a pointless and futile exercise which only benefitted the Singaporeans. I DID NOT CROSS THE RED LINE BY COLLUDING WITH OTHERS IN THE MARKET TO BENEFIT MYSELF. I reported accordingly.

    THIS WAS THE ONLY INSTANCE WHEN THERE WAS NO GIGANTIC SCANDAL INVOLVING BILLIONS OF RINGGITS.

    Consequently, ALL the huge scandals were blamed on our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who knew NOTHING about the crooked activities of his crooked closest aides who bought banks, Stradivarius violins, public listed companies, padded the 5 wheel rims of a Proton for RM 100 a piece, all other purchases and walloped the factory wastes as well, kicked out their Patron’s friend in Sime Darby, Cycle & Carriage Group in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur so that he, a foreigner, could wallop all the best assets for his crooked friends in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

    In 1994, a crooked Chinese claimed he could support the Bursa with only Sime Bank’s RM 350 Million. He bankrupted Sime Darby with the support of the Sime Darby Malaysian Management but not himself. The task which I reported in the 1980s, could not be done.

    If we study the circumstances of the mega and mini scandals of our beloved Malaysia today, THE FINGER ONLY POINTS AT THE IMMORALITY OF THE PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED IN THE SCANDALS. It was NOT the RACE or the RELIGION. IT WAS ONE AND ONLY FACTOR, IMMORALITY.

    On IMMORALITY, here is the true thinking of a foreign closest aide who sang praises of himself in the Net after robbing the trustee-like assets held under his care. Notwithstanding that he was only a Samsonite carrier of our distinguished Tan Sri Basir Ismail, a trustworthy and capable personality in 1982 in a tiny JB factory. This foreigner now a Singaporean PR, boasted that he collects Stradivarius violins made in 18th Century Cremona Italy at US$ 5 Million a piece.

    Our honourable and distinguished Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd. Ali could deliver the same melodious sounds from her made in Malaysia violin. No problem.

    This foreigner also boasted that he lent his violins to the Singapore and Shanghai Philharmonic but not to KL. Revealing the fact that stolen Malaysian money benefitted these two deserving cities.

    THIS SHOWS HOW IMMORALITY HAS DESTROYED THIS FOREIGNER’S MORALS WHICH HE HAS NONE.

    In his haste to benefit his buddies in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, in 1992, this foreigner kicked me out of the Cycle & Carriage companies in a hurry using Tun’s name so that he could sell the best assets to them at the cheapest price without valuation.

    IMMORALITY has been let loose by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs throughout our land. To corral this terrible animal of our minds now in our midst will take some time by the New and Incorruptible Government. As it is said,’ IT TAKES A LIFE TIME TO BE GOOD. BUT JUST A MOMENT TO BE BAD. ‘

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem as long as IMMORALITY is reined in. Eventually, all citizens will return to their senses. IT IS NOT THE RACE NOR THE RELIGION BUT THE IMMORALITY WHICH HAD EATEN US UP. Back to good old fashioned MORALS for all. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling. And no more crooked closest aides these days in the 21st Century Tun !

  16. mubarakchan Sep 6,2019 10:03 AM

    Tun

    Very good news all round this morning. All due to your efforts and the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side. Thus,

    1. ” CABINET AGREES TO REMOVE PDP OF PAN BORNEO SARAWAK. ”

    This expose’ of the corruption of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs, stinks to high heavens – a well-known comment by the distinguished BNM Gabenor Tun Ismail bin Mohd. Ali.

    A baksheesh of 5.5% of the total contract of RM 16.49 Billion had to be given to an entity for doing no work. This amount was RM 907 Million.

    What was not mentioned was the padding of the RM 16.49 Billion contract. I reckon this padding to be at least 30% of the RM 16.49 Billion which was RM 4.9 Billion or RM 5 Billion. An easy sum to remember for the rapists and the vandals of the BN Government. And the whole multi-billion ringgit project was passed from one sibling to another. Where else but Malaysia under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 ?

    Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan. Some commentators reacted with 1,000 strokes or dead.

    And in the news this morning, a fellow connected with 1MDB was paid RM 75,000 per month for doing simple work. What about the hundreds of GLCs established during the Dark Age 2004-2018 ? Those Potemkin establishments ?

    It was last reported that the IHH CEO was paid RM 100 Million a year just by increasing profits through Mergers and Acquisitions. This crooked ploy is as old as the hills. Eventually, this corporate edifice will collapse due to the fact that this is based on paper engineering and not internal growth per se – exactly like Singapore today after being bolstered by the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which pushed her from the Third World to the First without any effort. Thereafter, Singapore has been kept up high and mighty with hot air, BS or Bluffology – Singapore’s only natural resource.

    2. ” US INVESTMENTS INTO M’SIA RISING.”

    No other country can boast about a US relationship as long as Malaysia’s !

    How many Malaysians know that the Americans were in Malaya immediately after the end of World War II in August 1945 ? Vide. Memoirs of Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too, Chief Psychological Warfare, Malaysian Government.

    By 1948, the Americans established the United States Army Medical Unit Walter Reed at the Institute of Medical Research next to the KLGH. From that day to 1982, most of the IMR facilities especially the animal house were funded by the Americans. At the peak in the 1960s, another American institution, the Hooper Foundation also quartered there.

    How many Malaysians remember these Americans in KL in the 1960s-1980s ?

    The Ford Foundation, the US Peace Corps, the USIS Centre, the Hooper Foundation and the US Army Medical Research Unit Walter Reed.

    And today, according to the news report, many US E & E firms are set to expand their businesses in the coming years. This is extremely good news for all concerned.

    And we Malaysians must ensure good security, healthy conditions and affordable life-style for all our guests to encourage more to come. Thanks to the New and Incorruptible Government despite the wanton BN rapists and vandals 2004-2018, much is still under control.

    A Survey by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce on American electrical and electronics companies based in Malaysia found that 76% of the companies intend to invest more in the next 5 years.

    Quote ‘ At the same time, MIDA said that the country had approved a total of US$ 5.62 Billion worth of investments from the US in the first half of 2019 compared to just US$ 113 Million in 2018.

    IT IS OBVIOUS THAT NO INVESTOR WANTS TO INVEST IN A CORRUPT COUNTRY UNDER A CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP 2004-2018.

    3. ” RUSSIA MAY SET UP AEROSPACE VARSITY IN MALAYSIA ”

    Kudos to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for encouraging President Putin of the Russian Federation to establish an ” Aerospace University ” in Malaysia. There could be two hubs, one at Subang and another at Kulim. This important university will attract students and academics from all over the World including rocket scientists from Singapore !

    Of course, this University is of the highest World standard to cater to the World and not Malaysia alone. And it is right in the Nexus of ASEAN, a Region which is rapidly becoming a powerhouse of the World with all the major countries actively assisting its development. A Region of over 400 Million hard-working, intelligent and productive peoples.

    4. ” DR M TO DISCUSS SAMURAI BOND ISSUE IN KYOTO ”

    Kudos again to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    No country which is not properly administered, is able to issue Samurai Bonds at an affordable rate.

    The respect which Japan has shown to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks volumes of him and his New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by his side. This augurs well for other countries to follow Japan’s footsteps in the years to come.

    As it is said,’ IT TAKES A LIFE-TIME TO BE GOOD. IT TAKES JUST A MOMENT TO BE BAD.’ Vide. The proceedings at the KL High Court on 1MDB.’

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

  17. mubarakchan Sep 5,2019 10:26 AM

    Tun

    You were correct when you emphasized on the growing importance of ASEAN in current World affairs.

    It is timely to make ASEAN more cohesive through joint undertakings like getting together for Tourism or Scientific Research on Inshore fisheries for the benefit of all its members.

    ASEAN should draw as many tourists of the World as possible to these historic and exotic lands which have been inhabited for thousands of years. Tourists always sought out exotic and exciting vistas to visit at the cheapest price possible. There are so many avenues to ease the cost of travel in ASEAN.

    For example, a common affordable air travel ticket which could be used throughout ASEAN valid for 12 months could be a useful currency for any traveller. Or a similar rail/road transport common ticket available throughout ASEAN for the more down to earth traveller.

    A common agency to pool together all ASEAN governmental bodies need to be established to co-ordinate ASEAN activities such as these. As it is I am not aware of the ASEAN countries getting together to push tourism for the Region.

    It is still not late to do so. With the rising headwinds on trade, tourism receipts are the best that could be garnered by all. It is elastic depending on the inputs which a country decides to commit its financial and human efforts available for the job. And on this score, the sky is the limit.

    I see a huge untapped tourist market in Russia and its allies and the Eastern European countries of EU. These tourists love the sun and the warm climate of ASEAN in winter. They travel in droves out to the Middle East for affordable travel and exotic experiences. The lure of the ASEAN countries and the mysterious Orient should be a great selling point which should also emphasise on the affordability of living on a shoe-string in these parts.

    Malaysia never took tourism seriously until the recent years.

    The Ministers and the officials in charge of tourism took it upon themselves as the tourists and enjoyed travelling at Government expense accordingly. The New and Incorruptible Government since 9 May 2019 put a stop to such corrupt activities.

    One BN Minister took her family to the Southern Antipodes on a grand tour of places where the sheep out-numbered human beings. On another occasion, she spent millions of ringgits of Government money to promote an orchid exhibit at the upper class Royal Chelsea Flower Show, London to promote London as a holiday destination. For her efforts, the Malaysian Minister was awarded a Gold Medal by the Queen which she pocketed as her own souvenir instead of surrendering it to the National Museum.

    It is important to note that this particular Minister avoided the dusty and densely populated countries of the Middle East, India and China. As a result, this Minister’s efforts in the Ministry of Tourism were zero.

    However, a few years before this Minister, a high official of the Tourism Board could retire early and established a college because he and his spouse never had a tertiary education. Now both of them are honoured by many academic accolades for their academic achievements. Where else but Malaysia ? I often found them in Singapore the financial centre of ASEAN. Indeed, our beloved Malaysia is a land of many opportunities.

    How did Air Serendipity make so much money in the 1980s ? A true story.

    I was flying to Zurich and seated next to a German gentleman. After a fine repast at 30,000 ft., I gently asked my fellow traveller, ‘ Why you travel by Air Serendipity and not by Lufthansa ?’ He promptly replied, ‘ Air Serendipity pays me US$ 30,000 for every US$ 100,000 my company spends.” He was the head honcho of Hitler’s Chief Spy Admiral Canaris’s oil company in Egypt but was also based in Kuala Lumpur. Admiral Canaris was murdered by Hitler in the final stages of World War II by hanging him with a piano wire ! The Canaris Family must have revived old espionage ties in Egypt to set-up a flourishing business in oil and gas.

    Air Serendipity has always been strictly controlled by Lee Kuan Yew because of the cash nature of the business of tourism. He put his sister-in-law as the Head of the Tourism Board for a life-time.

    In the case of MAS, I bumped into the CEO with curly hair and round eyes in the 4 persons lift of a luxury condominium behind Harrods, Knightsbridge, London. He pretended not to see me by looking up to the ceiling. The entrance to these luxurious flats has a fountain at the entrance along Sloane Street, London.

    As a non-executive Director of Sime Darby, I noticed all the Executives travelled by First Class by Air Serendipity all over the World. The lady in charge of this state of affairs soon emigrated to Perth and set-up Sime Darby Mandarin Travel with Sime Darby as her partner. What I observed was this lady put on more and more baubles as time went by and her husband became more drunk at the RSGC until he could not recognise me on several occasions. It was a small World.

    The dangers of a Government pursuing the tourism business is the danger of CORRUPTION because most of the business dealings are conducted with CASH. This might explain about the many collapses of large travel agencies in EU in the past.

    Singapore succeeded because Lee Kuan Yew personally monitored the tourist industry all the time. His credo was quite simple,” NO CORRUPTION INVOLVING ANY PART OF THE GOVERNMENT.”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. ” PER ARDUA AD ASTRA “

  18. mubarakchan Sep 4,2019 6:22 PM

    Tun

    There are powerful and informative headlines in the media today, thus

    1. ” DR M’s VISIT TO RUSSIAN TO FURTHER BOOST TIES. ”

    2. ” MITI. MALAYSIA JULY TRADE SURPLUS JUMP 75.6% YEAR ON YEAR TO RM 14.27 billion.”

    3. ” MALAYSIAN JULY EXPORTS EXCEED FORECAST WITH 1.7% GROWTH TO NEARLY RM 88 BILLION.”

    4. ” ECONOMISTS SLASH 2019 SINGAPORE GDP GROWTH FORECAST. SINGAPORE GDP IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 0.6 THIS YEAR. ITS THE MEDIAN FORECAST OF 23 ECONOMISTS SURVEYED BY THE MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE – DOWN FROM 2.1% IN THE LAST MAS SURVEY IN JUNE.

    1. Our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be paying an important visit to Russia within the next few days. Russia is a country which Malaysia should build stronger bonds in many activities which we have a common interest.

    For example, Malaysia can offer the finest holiday tours for Russian families during the winter months. Malaysia has many places of interest in eco-tourism in Sabah, Sarawak and the Peninsula.

    A few years ago I asked a Hong Kong tourist why he was holidaying in Kota Kinabalu and not Bangkok as he was carrying two large plates full of food. He told me he was bored with the attractions in Bangkok and opted for a healthy life-style holiday in Malaysia.

    In winter months, Russian tourists swarmed the holiday spots of the Middle East Vietnam and Thailand. It is time our Ministry of Tourism focus their activities at the Russian tourists through the travel agents who must make money. Malaysia can garner a few hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists annually. We have the facilities required by them, the Russians and the exotic foods as well at very reasonable prices.

    Malaysians have been trained as doctors in Russia for many years.

    Russia is one of the most advanced countries in the World of science.

    Industrial activity wise, Russia is advanced in O and G and certain light industries useful to Malaysia.

    Just a few days ago, someone discovered how to breed sturgeon to produce caviar near Tanjong Malim. Maybe one day, Malaysian caviar could develop its own brand for the World market.

    It is timely for Tun to further boost our beloved Malaysia’s commercial ties with Russia, a country which should not be ignored especially in tourism and the food industries like fish, animal products etc. In time, Russia’s population will be familiar with Malaysian products of all kinds.

    And soon, a tourist can board a train at Kuala Lumpur for Moscow or vice-versa. Another route for Malaysian or Russian goods as well.

    Russia is the great white hope for Malaysia to trade with including her tourists.

    2 – 4 The headlines on the economic progress of Malaysia and Singapore are self-explanatory.

    On Singapore, there could only be bad news emanating out of Singapore now and the future.

    The Post-Cold War years have unhinged the socio-economics of Singapore. Uncle Sam’s post-Cold War hegemonic spiel,” Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights.” only benefitted the BRICS with Singapore the sole casualty.

    This left Singapore without a ballast in a multi-lateral World of big boys and small boys. This is going to be tough for Singapore to trade to increase her revenues because of her tiny size and limited population.

    And with no end in sight to the end of the Trade War between China and the US, Singapore’s efforts to improve her well-being will be well-nigh impossible. She is now living on her riches from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam and on borrowed time which is dependent on her diminishing human resources.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Bon Voyage to Russia ! President Putin will give our beloved Malaysia a good deal.

  19. mubarakchan Sep 4,2019 12:27 AM

    Tun

    I was scouring the media for significant headlines to comment on and bring their significance to the attention of all today. I could only manage to capture two out of the many. Thus,

    1. ” PM. NO NEED TO INCREASE RETIREMENT AGE TO 65.”

    These words are not only words of wisdom but of biological fact and significance. For the scientifically trained professionals, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement is full of deeper meaning which is backed by scientific facts.

    I fully support the fact that the retirement age should not be increased for the following reasons.

    First, a person’s mental and physical condition is at its best from the late teens to the late twenties.

    From historical records, most geniuses and inventions took place during this young age.

    Biologically, a person’s general physical attributes begin to decline slowly from the age of 30 onwards. At this age, most people feel they are like superman who will never die. Before they realise their frailty, they suddenly found themselves in the 50s. During this period, the physical attributes decline more rapidly but more in the 60s. And definitely by the early 70s, a person would have lost most of the feeling of strength and vitality.

    Second, The decline in a person’s strength and vitality which governs the mind-set will be hastened by abuse of a person’s natural functions like adequate amount of sleep, eating habits etc. Without any doubt, smoking and drinking increase the decline rapidly no matter what the advertisements say. Smoking kills via lung cancer for those who smoke a lifetime. But as all doctors will advise that we can partake in most normal activities without abuse or do not over-do it.

    Hence, the age of retirement in any service was roughly worked out in the past from the records. At 60, a normal person’s physical attributes and mental functions had already declined by at least 40% from age 21.

    But Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad being a trained doctor and a scientist, could prevent a rapid decline of his physical and mental attributes by keeping a normal life in all his activities and more – his DIET.

    Third, our Diet is one important area where we can control and feed our bodies with the right type of nutritious foods.

    Tun admitted that he drank coffee with milk and no sugar. I drank weak Ceylon tea with milk and no sugar for a lifetime. For breakfast, fish fingers or sardines and toast. No butter or eggs. The best healthy food comes from the Japanese for longevity and health.

    Therefore for a normal Malaysian who had worked in the Civil Service for a life-time, would find at the end of his or her career that he or she would have medical problems more likely to be caused by his or her intake of foods and a lack of exercise arising from years of neglect eg. diabetes, high blood pressure etc.

    From young, light physical exercise of 30 – 60 minutes duration 3 times a week would keep us fit and healthy.

    It is interesting to study the records of Malaysian Civil Service servants through the ages.

    In a small country, there should be mobility of jobs to enable others to enjoy also the benefits of holding a job.

    With a burgeoning Civil Service, it is a travesty of justice to permit those who had already served to stay in service. Not only for this reason but also for their physical condition as mentioned by Tun and my comments on what aging does to a person without being aware of the natural attrition of their minds and bodies.

    2. ” FISHERFOLK CHALLENGES DOE DECISION TO APPROVE PENANG RECLAMATION PROJECT. ”

    The fisherfolk has every right to challenge the DOE on its approval with 72 conditions but the KEY CONDITION was left out i.e. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT WHICH DOES NOT PERMIT UNTREATED AND RAW WASTE TO FLOW INTO THE SEA.

    How the DOE neglected this KEY point in sewerage treatment can not be fathomed ? Has the DOE got experts to do a proper job ?

    And also Singapore had cleaned up the Singapore River years ago and yet the Penang State Government and the DOE are not aware of this well-known fact.

    Our Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah were taken for a boat ride by Lee Kuan Yew many years ago to show off this singular Singaporean achievement.

    In 1966, my Friend Tan Seng Keat, Head of the Penang DID and the Commandant of the Auxilliary Police told me that he was sent to Honolulu, Hawaii to find out whether the sewerage system there was suitable for Penang. The treated sewerage did not flow into the sea. He found that System was too expensive for Penang.

    Since 1966 to 2019, the Penang State Government did nothing to modernise its 19th Century sewerage system which permits the un-treated raw sewerage to flow out of George Town into the sea. The currents wafted this untreated wastes north to Batu Ferringhi. In the 1960s. I could see fisherfolk catching squids at night off Jalan Gurney.

    In 1982, my Cambridge friend went for a swim off Batu Ferringhi. Afterwards, he told me that his skin developed an itch. I smiled and said nothing.

    In the 21st Century, the neglect by not establishing a sewerage treatment plant which does not permit untreated wastes to flow into the sea should not be tolerated in keeping with international norms.

    The fisher-folk have every right to challenge the DOE on this oversight by leaving out the most important condition in their 72 conditions as approved for the 3 islands reclamation project of Penang.

    Justice for the fisher-folk must prevail.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  20. twinpeaks Sep 3,2019 10:53 AM

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/02/hong-kong-protests-calls-grow-to-give-citizens-right-to-live-and-work-in-uk

    This latest news from Hong Kong is predictable. When the Communist regime turns against its own citizens, everyone wants to flee, to the US, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and now the UK. It is no longer true to say that Chinese businesses are investing outside of their country in order to sustain the faltering economy of China, it is actually harbinger of even worse thing to come. And I am not scaremongering.

    China, or rather more than three-quarter of the its population, live in abject poverty, in the interior. Its businesses sure are grossing billions of dollars in annual sales, but their profit margins are so thin that they have to keep selling by the millions just so that they can keep up with servicing their high corporate debt levels. Even worse, as United States is screwing China’s great export plans, just the prospect of lower exports is turning into a nightmare on a huge scale for the Chinese banking system, which I predict will implode with a few years from now. The unreported non-performing loans level in the Chinese banking system today is even higher than what Japan and Asian countries experienced when the economic miracles in Asia ended in the 1990s.

    The Chinese citizens truly want to get out of China, not only for political reason like in Hong Kong, but for economic reason. There is no future for a country that relies on thin profit margins and exploitation of their own workers, and now trying to scare other countries through their belt and road nonsense. The world is not gullible, and the sooner the Chinese Communist regime realizes the, the better not only for for these goons, but for their country itself. The PLA will never catch up with Japan’s navy (although Japan is keeping quiet about it) or Japan’s economy and prosperity. Right now the PLA is turning into a huge internal security organ to beat up its own citizens. And the comical Communist government still thinks that if they lose control, then those pony-tailed warlords from pre-war era will return roam the streets of urban China chopping people’s heads off.

    I think they have been watching too much Hong Kong’s Kung Fu movies.

  21. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 3:22 PM

    Tun

    Two unsurprising events which emanated from Singapore, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE GOES DOWN AND UNDER “. This news is as old as the hills.

    2. ” TO PREVENT FOREIGN INFLUENCE NEW BILL REQUIRES RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO BE SINGAPORE CITIZENS OR PRs.” Singapore still has the ISA ?

    1. Singapore has been building secret caverns for decades as a copy cat of the Swiss Model which began shortly after the beginning of the World War II. It is alleged that a person can enter a tunnel in Geneva and exit in Zurich.

    In the 1950s, I personally saw a Vampire jet fighter of the Swiss Air Force rolling out of a cave in a mountain near Interlaken of the Bernese Oberland. It was something like out of a James Bond series.

    According to many, Switzerland is supposed to be inundated with secret tunnels throughout the whole country as a weapon of defence since World War II.

    This latest old news about Singapore doing great things underground in their tiny island is just a copy-cat version of the Swiss efforts.

    In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew thought he could turn each Singapore postal district like Ang Mo Kio, Jurong, Sembawang etc into cantons like Graubünden, Vaudoise, Valais, etc, He gave up after he found he could put the island of Singapore into just one Swiss lake, Lake Geneva !

    Let those Malaysians who are ignorant about Singapore not be excited by this burrowing by Singapore which is also considering how to turn all the ex-KTM assets into billions of Singapore Dollars after exchanging them with the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government for only half an office building. Stupid.

    The Swiss have been building underground caverns for 70 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  22. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 2:04 PM

    Tun

    Following up my comments on the CONSTITUTION AND THE CHINESE, I now ask a poignant question, thus,

    ” WHY THERE ARE SOME MALAYS WHO WANT TO BOYCOTT MALAYSIAN GOODS MADE BY THE CHINESE WHILST THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IS IN POWER AND DID NOT DO SO DURING THE BN GOVERNMENT 1957-2018 – 61 years ? ”

    Obviously, the Chinese in the New and Incorruptible Government by their words and actions gave rise to apprehension as perceived by others to be trying to breach the CONSTITUTION AS SAFE-GUARDED BY THE YANG-DI-PERTUAN AGONG AND THE ELECTED GOVERNMENT !

    Therefore, the NEW CHINESE IN POWER HAS TO TREBLE THEIR EFFORTS TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO ALL AND SUNDRY THAT AS THE NEW BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE BLOCK THAT THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF OVERTHROWING THE BELOVED CONSTITUTION BY WHATEVER MEANS, OVERTLY OR INSIDIOUSLY (sneakily). Or is this too much for those with a secret agenda ?

    Tun, you are absolutely right when you suggested that the New and Incorruptible Government’s Public Relations via the media should be enhanced and improved. I noticed the Ministry of Information is awfully quiet these days.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  23. mubarakchan Sep 2,2019 12:33 PM

    Tun

    I think it is appropriate that after our joyous celebrations of our Merdeka Day 2019, we focus on serious subjects of the day.

    How many Malaysians remember what Merdeka Day means to all of us ?

    How many Malaysians are aware that we all got our FREEDOM because of the CONSITUTION ?

    HOW MANY MALAYSIANS ARE AWARE THAT DUE TO THE SACRIFICES BY ALL, THE ROYAL SULTANS NAD THE DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES ONLY THEN WE HAD OUR FREEDOM, MERDEKA !

    FINALLY, HOW MANY MALAYSIANS ARE AWARE THAT OUR HISTORY PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN THE FORMULATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE SAD SEPARATION OF INDIA INTO PAKISTAN HAD SOME INFLUENCE ?

    History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth which overhangs our Malaysian Politics to this very day. The Bulwark of what governs Malaysian Politics lies in the CONSTITUTION. No more. No less.

    With that historical background, the significant headlines today, thus,

    1. ” GET RID OF OPPOSITION MENTALITY ZURAIDA TELLS HARAPAN LEADERS. ” A good Leader speaks.

    2. ” SHOCKING ! LEADERS WHO ARE TOTALLY RECKLESS IN JEOPARDISING INTERNAL SECURITY. ” From an ex-rabble-rouser who invented the time-bombs of Malaysia ?

    3. ” MALAYSIA NEEDS A STATESMAN WHO DARES TO BE FAIR TO EVERYONE.” This fellow just arrived from Mars !

    4. ” GUAN ENG URGES UMNO, PAS TO CONDEMN NON-BUMI PRODUCTS BOYCOTTS. ” YB should study the long history of Malaysia since at least 1945 to understand why this has happened.

    First I again explain my own position.

    I am a Constitutionalist since 1954. Strangely, it was the uppity Singapore Government scholars who turned me to have nationalistic feelings. They strutted around and performed badly at exams.

    Since then, I KNEW SINGAPORE ONLY EXCEL IN BLUFFOLGY LED BY THEIR ERSTWHILE LEE KUAN YEW !

    Remember the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam which pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First.

    Lee Kuan Yew was so clever as to miss the biggest opportunity of all to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce ! But he was seduced to invest this huge mountain of money nearly US$ 1 Trillion in Wall Street and the City with the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich and lost US$ 108 Billion in October 2008 ! And his 47 Failed Policies ?

    Then in Malaysia, we have that Chinese Leader who called me a MALAY BUM-SUCKER FOR DEVELOPING MY 1972 CONCEPT TO FAST TREK THE MALAYS INTO BIG BUSINESS SUPPORTED BY THE PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND YBH TENGKU RAZALEIGH HAMZAH ?

    On 13 May 1969, the Malays only had 2% of the economy. The British had 70% of the best. The Chinese with a few towkays, 25% of the 3rd rate. The riots were caused by many factors. But the root cause was the existence of the Currency Board of Malaysia and Brunei 1957-1972 which gave rise to a colonial type of slow development for Malaysia.

    This Chinese Leader walloped Benta for a song from the Sime Darby Chairman an ex-Chinese Leader, the desirable 1,200 acres of Nova Scotia land, Bukit Beruntong, for only RM 4 Million in collusion with the Sime Darby Malaysian Management of 1990 which was shuffled via a listed company and later sold for RM 88 Million to Selangor Perangsaan and a Chinese who turned this beautiful land into the finest tropical slum ever !

    And the Chinese Leader who called me A MALAY BUM SUCKER was caught as a felon on both sides of the Causeway. He pretended to be poor by borrowing from billionaires for his meagre legal fees. THE FACT WAS MY FRIEND REMITTED S$ 100 MILLION FOR HIM TO HIS GIRL FRIEND’S ACCOUNT IN HONG KONG AFTER LESS THAN 10 YEARS IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

    You may all ask why do I bring up these two glittering examples of the boastful and devil-may-care attitude of these two well-known Chinese ?

    The reason is SIMPLE. BOTH THROUGH THEIR PUBLIC SPEECHES AND ACTIONS DID A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN MALAYSIA AND WORST OF ALL GAVE AN ABSOLUTELY WRONG IMAGE OF THE CHINESE IN THE MINDS OF THE MALAYS, INDIANS, KADAZANS, IBANS AND ALL.

    And further, these two purported Chinese were not Chinese in the true interpretation of a Chinese. A Han Chinese is a Chinese. Not a Straits Settlements Chinese like Lee Kuan Yew or a Lao from an island in the South China Sea.

    These were false Leaders of the Chinese in Malaysia who caused a lot of damage to the image of the true Han Chinese who have a far better character than these two.

    The real Han Chinese, the CHINESE, are the Shanghainese, Hokkiens, Foochows, Teochews, Cantonese, Hakkas only. They all behave properly and entirely different from those two types I mentioned. The British handled them by ignoring the whole lot as they knew the Chinese best of all.

    The situation concerning the Chinese in Malaysia today is exactly like the misled thousands of Hong Kong folk who became disorderly and committed illegal acts for months based on a wrong premise. DEMOCRACY FOR HONG KONG AFTER THE SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED 1982 AGREEMENT.

    AND THAT THE BRITISH PLAYED THEM OUT BY NOT SEEKING A UN GUARANTEE FOR DUE PERFORMANCE OF THE 1982 GUARANTEE.

    In 1982, the Hong Kong people were meek and mild because there was no instigation from external forces via religion, English language, politics. Of course, both Nations knew the consequences of such an Agreement in 1982.

    Where does the present Chinese in Malaysia fit into the Hong Kong Conundrum ?

    Only a minority of the Malaysian Chinese today support those with a loud-mouth in politics because the real Han Chinese are aware through history what these all meant ! Power and Money !

    The British were smart to include the question ‘what dialect do you speak’ in their Government forms which separates the wheat from the chaff. This effectively reveal who are the trouble-makers amongst the Chinese who all looked the same to them.

    Hence, it pays for the Malays to distinguish ONE CHINESE CLAN FROM ANOTHER. I have noted that this distinction has already been taken advantage of by one or two of my VIP Malay friends by using certain types of Chinese for secretarial work or catering and housekeeping services.

    THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION IN PRACTICE IS LIKE THE CHINA-BRITAIN AGREEMENT OF 1982 CONCERNING GOVERNANCE.

    The real difference is that the Constitution was agreed to by all the active participants who put all their interests into the formulation of the Constitution which reflects the MAJORITY OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND. Not only that the aborted Malayan Union, the conflicts and different interests had to be considered.

    IT WAS THE MAGNANIMITY OF THE ROYAL SULTANS AND THE LEADERS OF THE MALAYS THROUGH THE AGES THAT WE HAVE THE CONSTITUTION WHICH BROUGHT MALAYSIA’S PEACE, HARMONY AND PROSPERITY SINCE MERDEKA 1957.

    Most importantly, the noble sacrifice and guidance by our esteemed Prime Ministers,1957-2003, the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who single-handedly created the 6 million families of middle-come Malays who now stabilise the Nation as its foremost political ballast, played the most important roles as the LEADERS OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA 1957-2003.

    The 14 years of neglect by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs 2004-2018 brought Malaysia to her knees. THE BENEFITS FROM DEVELOPMENTS WERE NEGLECTED IN FAVOUR OF SELF-INDULGENCE AND SELF-INTEREST WITH RM 1.5 TRILLION FLOWED OVERSEAS BETWEEN 2002-2018. Vide. UN, World Bank, IMF Annual Reports.

    In the case of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong people had NO SAY IN THEIR OWN GOVERNANCE FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE THE BRITISH GRABBED CHINESE LAND FROM CHINA.

    The British could have done one compassionate thing for their Hong Kong charges which they did not – the UN Guarantee. There was one Martin Lee who made a lot of ineffective noise at the material time.

    Hence there is no LEGAL BASIS FOR THE RIOTERS IN HONG KONG TODAY. IT’S A SHAM INSTIGATED BY EXTERNAL FORCES.

    With the scanty facts as mentioned above, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WISE AND PRUDENT FOR ALL THE CHINESE MEMBERS AS A GROUP OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AT THE VERY BEGINNING TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED BY SWEARING PUBLICLY THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE YANG-DI-PERTUAN AGONG. It does not matter if this is done over and over again because it takes time for all to play in this country and the Chinese have been in OPPOSITION for so long saying things which they NOW REGRET !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  24. HBT456 Sep 1,2019 12:32 PM

    Mubarakchan
    AND ALL OF US RAKYAT WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED WITH SACRIFICE AND SELFLESSNESS TO THE BELOVED NATION WOULD BE HAPPY THAT WE HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN UNITY, TOLERANCE AND HARMONY WITH PROSPERITY AGAIN ON THE WAY SOON UNDER LEADERSHIP OH THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    What more do we Malaysians want ? With our cost of living one of the lowest in the World BUT THANKS TO THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS DUE TO ITS CORRUPT MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    Let me ask you, mubarakchan, will madam tsai in-wen of DPP insists to grant assylum protection for Joshua Wong and his 3 partners of Demosisto party, student activists, for pro-democracy movement after being arressted by hong kong police?

    Will koumintang members just sit there, and do nothing?

    Will communist members just sit there, and do nothing?

    As long as the tide is not off, no one knows who is swimming naked in there.

    You cant make a baby in 1 month by making 9 women pregnant.

    Unite you stand.

    Disunite you fall.

    Divide and rule?

    When external environment factors beyond our control, unite and rule is the best way out to pay the debts incurred by bn, and ph dari dulu hingga sekarang.

    P/s: belum sampai pru, nor omah from umno baru challenged tdm to bubarkan parliament. kenapa umno baru aktivis baju merah jamal mengamuk dulu, kenapa dia dan dsn diam? was it hate speech, was it greed? was it fear? itu kena tanya selera dan citarasa mereka masing2.

  25. mubarakchan Sep 1,2019 12:05 AM

    Tun

    Before the minutes of our joyous Merdeka Day Celebrations finally ticked away to another day, I take this privilege to lend my support to your National Day Message, thus

    ” MALAYSIA WAS BUILT ON NOBLE VALUES, SAYS DR M ”
    ” OBSERVE VALUES THAT DEFINE US AS A NATION.”

    These are noble watchwords which all Malaysians should cherish and treasure always.

    Tun in his speech stressed on ‘acts of selflessness’ and ‘willingness to sacrifice for the country’s interests. He bolstered these with noble virtues like tolerance, high moral values, mutual respect, and the willingness to share and give and take,

    Since 1954 when I ventured out to the bigger World, I know exactly what our beloved Tun meant with all those platitudes which seem common to some people. Strangely, these are not but often forgotten in the minds of most.

    Our beloved Malaysia since Merdeka 1957 was not expected to perform so well on her own by her ex-British Administrators. But, Malaysia is one of the few which performed and exceeded all expectations until the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BB Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs took command from 2004-2018.

    Fortunately, Man proposes. God disposes. This corrupt and crooked lot was ousted by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. This event augurs well for the future well-being of our beloved Malaysia.

    AND ALL OF US RAKYAT WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED WITH SACRIFICE AND SELFLESSNESS TO THE BELOVED NATION WOULD BE HAPPY THAT WE HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY IN UNITY, TOLERANCE AND HARMONY WITH PROSPERITY AGAIN ON THE WAY SOON UNDER LEADERSHIP OH THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    What more do we Malaysians want ? With our cost of living one of the lowest in the World BUT THANKS TO THE CORRUPT BN GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS DUE TO ITS CORRUPT MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC MONEY.

    Our future is indeed exciting with the New and Incorruptible Government leading the WAY in a Nation right in the nexus of an important and strategic Region inhabited by over 400 million hard-working, intelligent and productive peoples. What more do we want ?

    Yes Tun ! Indeed what more do we want ? We want to be one of the top Nations of the World inhabited by normal people who can stand side by side with any other in all aspects. This can be achieved if the Rakyat believe and follow the advice of the New and Incorruptible Government led by your good-self ! On this, I am optimistic.

    As it is, since 9 May 2018, Malaysia is already one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. By the next Merdeka, our beloved Malaysia would have moved further up the daisy chain of Nations in peace, harmony and prosperity.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Forward to the 2020 Merdeka Day ! Congratulations !

  26. mubarakchan Aug 30,2019 5:20 PM

    Tun

    Interesting headlines today, thus {-

    1. ” ZURAIDA : USE YOUR JUDGEMENT TO INTERPRET DR M’S ” NO VACANCY .”

    OR AN ANCIENT SAYING, ‘ ONLY ONE TIGER CAN BE ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP.’

    The fellows are just not listening to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s exhortations on mind-sets, English and the e-World. Important inputs for progress and self-enhancement for all.

    2. ” YOU ARE NOT ALONE. MINISTRY TO RUN CINEMA AD FOR UNMARRIED MOTHERS.” Do the ads picture you alone YB ?

    This is the latest from the publicity seeking junior Deputy Minister of the Ministry for Women, Family and Community Affairs. For the very first time I agree with her good intention but what is lacking is the substance and the follow-up.

    OK. I am a pregnant teenage. I see this ad in the cinema. Where do I go ? The police station where I have first hand experience on the procedures ? Or the general hospital where I also have first hand experience ? Or where YB ? YOU HAVE NOT PROPOSED WHERE AM I TO GO AS A PREGNANT TEENAGER. ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A INDIAN SUMMER YB !

    My view is that the area to be covered is so large being the urban and the rural areas of Malaysia that a dedicated team with a dedicated Head is required to plan and establish discreet, friendly and kind hospice in key locations to welcome a pregnant teenager who will be full of anxiety and ignorance. HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE FOLLOW-UP TO YOUR ADS YB ? And only advertise in the cinemas, YB ? SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNVERSITIES ETC YB ? Sex takes place 24 hours day and night YB ?

    If you may recall YB, you by yourself without the Minister’s blessing announced Policy initiatives within 12 months as follows :-

    i) Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat for female journalists.
    ii) The Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill
    iii) 100,000 pregnant teenagers a year
    iv) Stop building condos to reduce traffic congestions. Have you received any letter from the developers since ? The Bukit Kiara traffic congestion is no big deal if you have experienced the Bangkok, London, etc. All cities are the same.
    v) Set up a fake fight with the Minister of Wilayah Persekutuan
    vi) Set up a unit to care for Women and Children in a Ministry which has been doing this very thing for decades or since 1957.
    vii) Forget about the colour of your skin.
    viii) Set up a Register for Sexual Harassment which is empty to this day.
    ix) ‘You are not alone’. THIS I AGREE. BUT YB DID NOT SPELL OUT HOW THE PREGNANT TEENAGE GET THE HELP, WHO GIVES THE HELP AND WHERE WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT. I suggest you YB given them your Government HP Number in service 24 hours like the BEFRIENDERS. You know them YB ?
    LET US ALL FOLLOW UP ON THIS MATTER WITH THE OBLIGATORY LITTLE BLACK BOOK, YB ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. It is obvious like any other place, the august Cabinet has those who only talk and those who walk the talk. Acheh !

  27. twinpeaks Aug 30,2019 3:01 PM

    Thank you Mubarakchan.
    And yes, Enoch Powell went to SOAS too, after Trinity College Cambridge.

  28. mubarakchan Aug 30,2019 10:27 AM

    Tun

    Kudos to TWINPEAKS for his excellent comment on current World events concerning Brexit and the EU for providing the essential details which filled in important gaps in our knowledge on this subject. Thanks TWINPEAKS. At the end of the day, Germany takes all which the British suddenly realised and foreseen by Enoch Powell in 1972.

    Likewise, if Malaysia ratifies the Lee Kuan Yew creation TPPA/CPTPP, our beloved Malaysia and all its inhabitants will be enslaved overnight unlike the EU model with a creeping takeover by Germany over time !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always! No problem. Will the current Singaporean Leadership takes up the earth-shattering Confederation with the United Kingdom with both hands or leave their destiny to their gods ? This is the S$64,000 question !

  29. twinpeaks Aug 30,2019 7:02 AM

    This is what I think about the EU (European Union) project. And I am not alone on this.. a Greek-born Economics professor at SOAS who is saluted by his contemporaries at Harvard to be the most important writer on the subject, also said the same last year. I have written about it in http://www.economicsifu.com several times too. Yes, SOAS IS the most anti neo-liberal institution in the West.. that’s why it’s a cool place to study my politics. The complete opposite of Oxbridge I suppose. We stand up for the down-trodden.
    The SOAS professor wrote that the Eurozone is and has always been a German idea and no one else. But all its neighbours got sucked into it one by one, because no one wanted to be left out. But once every one is in, there is no way out. Essentially because they have given up their effective fiscal and monetary sovereignty to the German Central Bank practically disguised as the European Central Bank. Eurozone states are really not free to spend what they like for their own needs, but instead have to follow the strictures set by the ECB and other European institutions. A bit like when Malaysia still had the Currency Board as its de facto central bank in the early years and the Malaysian Dollar pegged to an external currency. It was no good for Malaysia and it is no good for Eurozone states today either.
    A case example would be if Greek cheese producers want to export more cheese products they need to compete with other cheese-producing countries. But if their cheese are more expensive, then there is no hope unless than can upgrade the quality of their cheese products. Failing that, then Greece will suffer in its cheese export. The only immediate solution is to weaken the Greek currency, but alas none of this was possible, as its national currency was already replaced by the common European currency since 2002. This meant that its central bank has lost effective control over interest rate setting to the ECB. It is true that the prospect of receiving inflow of EU development funds may have lured countries like Greece and Spain into losing their national currencies, and today their national debt is something like 200 percent of their national economies. And Greece cannot leave unless they have paid back every EURO they borrowed from Germany. Thus today not only they cannot compete in the global market, they cannot even pay back what they have borrowed because their economies have stagnated and are too small. What’s even worse is the fact that as EU states, immigrants from Turkey can enter Germany and stay in the UK by default !
    That’s why Boris Johnson wants to take Britain out of the EU for good.

  30. mubarakchan Aug 29,2019 5:23 PM

    Tun

    As someone said sometime ago that we live in interesting times.

    You made a 3-day Official Visit to Vietnam. Lo and Behold ! The World changed nearly completely on your return.

    The most significant change was the announcement that the House of Commons, the Mother of all Parliaments will be prorogued as part of PM Johnson’s plan to leave the EU without a Brexit. This is a momentous move which divides the World again into another half. And what this may bring for us Malaysians living in our beloved Malaysia now staging the unsavoury trials of our ex-leaders who are alleged to be crooks in high office ?

    As I see it, the future is bright, very bright and once again, MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. With you, Tun right in the middle of a purported move by the tiny City State of Singapore.

    Lee Kuan Yew proudly said ‘Singapore hits above its weight’ in her hey-day flushed with money from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam. This pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without much effort.

    Then as always with Humankind, arrogance and complacency set in. After Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel which now back-fired on him, “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” (All anathema to Singapore), the previously monopolistic Cold War market exclusive to Singapore was grabbed overnight by the BRICS, ironically now blessed by Uncle Sam.

    TO THIS VERY DAY SINGAPORE IS STILL TRYING TO FIND A HUGE RELIABLE SOURCE OF REVENUE WHICH WILL NEVER BE ACHIEVED DUE TO HER TINY SIZE. Corollary. A Singapore taxi driver cannot afford a chili crab dinner every night.

    Not only that, after the realization of the loss of the Cold War monopolistic market blessed by Uncle Sam, Lee Kuan Yew by the early 21st Century began to form a strategy of creating revenue for Singapore in place of those Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which was grabbed by the BRICS Post-Cold War.

    By 2006, Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save his legacy and his inheritors were up and running. These were Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports and the Lee Kuan Yew crafted TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. By 2017 with President Trump tearing up the TPPA/CPTPP, the 4 Initiatives of Lee Kuan Yew had run the full course of FAILURE.

    Now, with the Great United States which commands 30% of the World’s economy in the hands of an unorthodox President, the World of commerce has begun to feel the beginnings of an unorthodox economic event to come. The monthly statistics emanating from Singapore showed this. How ?

    Harking back to recent memory, we are aware that Lee Kuan Yew like any rich man was seduced to Wall Street and the City the enclaves of the cleverest denizens of the World down to the level of the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich from his Olympian heights of GIC and Temasek in the 1970s and 1980s.

    At zero ground level, Lee Kuan Yew was like you and me Tun, lost in the milling crowd ! The huge loss of US$ 108 Billions (RM 324 Billions confirmed this in October 2008.

    But if Lee Kuan Yew made the move to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at not more than US$ 300 per ounce from 1970s-2000 and was not conventional and used his brains to work out the options like our beloved wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, by October 2008 SINGAPORE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR.

    Thereafter, Singapore would have really hit above its weight with the big boys in GOLD the United States, 7,000 tons, Germany 4,000 tons, France 4,000 tons, Italy 3,000 tons, Russia and China 2,000 tons each, India 1,000 tons.

    Alas ! the four-legged GOLD horse had come and gone. Singapore LOST THE GOLD OPPORTUNITY FOREVER.

    Is Lee Kuan Yew to be blamed for his narcissism and his Life long obsession to press down our beloved Malaysia ?

    My personal belief is that unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was obliged to think out the options to problems all the time ALONE and could develop an exceptional ORIGINAL MIND-SET, Lee Kuan Yew RARELY USED HIS BRAIN SINCE HE LEFT THE PORTALS OF CAMBRIDGE. In other words, he depended on his brilliant law results and on people whom he respected from the Western World. He did not learn how to think out problems at Cambridge or thereafter.

    WHAT OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD HAS BEEN TRYING TO EXHORT US ABOUT MIND-SETS AND ENGLISH TILL HIS THROAT IS DRY !

    Hence, a far better Leader is our beloved Tun Mahathir Mohamad who can resolve problems given time all by himself because he was prepared to do the hard work of gathering information and through years of experience, the successes and the failures.

    In order to do this successfully, a person must remain humble like our Tun who was prepared to undertake hard and arduous work to achieve his aims.

    At the end of the day Lee Kuan Yew ended up with a few MONUMENTAL ERRORS AMONGST HIS LIST OF 47 POLICY FAILURES.

    But our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has NONE but was let down by his closest aides from forex, Proton and all the public scandals engendered by them who even kicked out their Patron’s friend to make corrupt money in Sime Darby and the Cycle & Carriage Lid Group of Malaysia and Singapore. THE FACTS ARE AVAILABLE. The closest aides are hiding with public money.

    Having missed being the KING OF THE HILL, suddenly Singapore has the choice of taking a speculative gamble by being AN INDEPENDENT TINY CITY STATE IN A WORLD OF SELFISH GIANTS or to be able to hit above its weight NOW and be recognised as SOMETHING SPECIAL ETERNALLY.

    The fact is Britain, a nation full of the goodies of doing BIG BUSINESS in finance, IT, industrial products, education etc which another other country would love to have, is now forced to stand ALONE WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED MARKET.

    Man Proposes. God disposes.

    SINGAPORE HOLDS THE KEY TO THE RISE OF A NEW BRITAIN WITH A NEW PARTNER/S WITH A HUGE MARKET. Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes. And our beloved Malaysia is only a whisper away under the Leadership of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    LIKE THE GOLD OPPORTUNITY, ONCE AGAIN THE CONFEDERATION OPPORTUNITY, A MUCH BIGGER OPPORTUNITY, HAS ARRIVED ON SINGAPORE’S DOORSTEP.

    The very last opportunity as far as I can see. If Singapore misses this Confederation Opportunity which will delineate firmly and clearly her future, her future without it is uncertain because tiny Singapore without natural resources and a hinterland depends entirely on REVENUE to further her aims. How with just a indigenous population of 3.2 Millions ? Think !

    The proposed Confederation between Singapore and Britain should be on equal terms without shame.

    The Confederation fits both like a glove. One loaded with all the goodies. The other holds the KEY to open up the Alladin’s markets of the vast Orient from the Middle East to the eastern shores of Japan. Think in 21st Century terms ! The huge logistics apparatus over-seen by the e-business !

    With the Confederation in place, ASEAN becomes a real community of 440 Million hard-working and productive peoples linked closely with India and China and East Asia.

    AND THE CATALYST IS THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITAIN AND SINGAPORE for a market of over 2,5 Billion souls. Singapore certainly has an excellent bargaining chip with our Malaysia under our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Leadership just a whisper away !

    And believe it or not, the Isthmus of Kra Canal will be constructed sooner rather than later. Thereafter, peace and harmony will prevail in Acheh, Southern Thailand and Mindanao. With workers from these places who will have a job, a full stomach, money in the pocket and a future for their families, PEACE CAN ONLY PREVAIL ! Who wants to fight ?

    The benefits for Singapore, Britain and all of ASEAN and Asia are manifold.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. For Singapore, it is NOW OR NEVER !

  31. twinpeaks Aug 29,2019 5:13 PM

    On a lighter note.. I was told by my younger sister that her husband was sent to be official chef for Tun for a week when Tun visited Hanoi (Sheraton). I hope he cooked well Tun. I know he always cooks well for us when we go to his house.

    Nice photo of Tun with my brother-in-law in his chef’s outfit. 🙂

  32. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 6:10 PM

    Tun

    Before I could say “Good afternoon, Tun” , the World of Politics has been turned upside-down by the breaking news that ‘THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL SUSPEND PARLIAMENT. AND THE QUEEN’S SPEECHED SCHEDULED FOR 14 OCTOBER.’

    This announcement is earth shattering and underlines the failure of PM Boris Johnson to secure a Brexit deal from the EU in Biarritz but gained support from President Trump.

    Unlike the ‘kow-tow’ Policy of PM Theresa May in dealing with the EU for 3 long years without any tangible results, Johnson with all due respect to him and his courage, will take Britain out of the EU without Brexit.

    In politics, a Leader must show spine and guts like our wise brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The World likes firm action not dilly-dally or flip-flops which show inherent weakness.

    I SEE THIS BRITAIN LEAVING THE EU WITH NO BREXIT AS A GREAT MOMENT FOR SINGAPORE AND ASEAN THROWING AWAY ALL OUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ASIDE.

    A Confederation between Singapore and Britain/Scotland is both advantages and beneficial not only to these two island states but also to ASEAN at large which will be turbo-charged socio-economically by such a union.

    It is not a shame for Singapore to confederate ON EQUAL PARTNERSHIP TERMS.

    The benefits are fantastic and with the ASEAN market of over 400 million hard-working and productive inhabitants who need a better catalyst now to move out of what is known as the middle income trap, this opportunity of a Singapore-Britain Confederation will not only be the icing on the cake but THE WHOLE CAKE for all of us.

    Where else but ASEAN ?

    I do not see Britain gaining anything with countries outside of Asia.

    Through ASEAN, which will be kick-start by the Singapore-Britain Confederation, Britain may access further into the huge markets of India and China. OTHERWISE ASEAN MAY LANGUISH SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY FOR ANOTHER 45 YEARS.

    The excitement of a radical political move with strong socio economic overtones not only for Britain, Singapore, ASEAN or Asia is the WAY to go. What ASEAN needs will dove-tail into Britain’s established finance and industry technical know-how for mutual benefit.

    The Crisis now looming in Britain with unrest in Northern Ireland to come IS A GREAT OPPORTUNIITY FOR US IN ASEAN PROVIDED THE ELITE OF SINGAPORE IS CAPABLE OF PEERING THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF SINGAPORE.

    Without the Cold War 1848-1989 and the Questionable and Unmentionable Cold War Trades, Singapore is in uncharted waters of undetermined scenarios. WHO CAN FORETELL WHAT THE FUTURE MIGHT BRING FOR SINGAPORE WITHOUT THE CONFEDERATION WITH BRITAIN ? A win-win not only for Singapore and Britain but also ASEAN and beyond.

    SINGAPORE MUST REMEMBER THE FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY WHICH SHE LOST WHEN LEE KUAN YEW MISSED BY NOT INVESTING THE HUGE PROFITS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 INTO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 BUT DESCENDED DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF THE HOI-POLLOI AND THE GNOMES OF ZURICH IN WALL STREET AND THE CITY and lost BIG, very BIG. That opportunity in GOLD TO BE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR was lost forever.

    THE FOUR LEGGED ANIMAL OF OPPORTUNITY FOR SINGAPORE HAS COME ROUND AGAIN IN THE FORM OF CONFEDERATION WITH BRITAIN/SCOTLAND. Has Singapore the wherewithal in courage, foresight and gumption to jump onto this four-legged horse for SURVIVAL AND SUSSTAINABILITY ? Or is it the same with the GOLD opportunity to lose it forever ? Think !

    TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN AS OUR BELOVED TUN UNDERSTANDS WELL !

    Let us all hope sound minds will determine sound decisions and common sense will prevail in these uncertain times of changing trading fault lines created by those who have the Power to create seismic tremors to make themselves ‘Great Again.’ A drama which the World had never seen before in Trade terms but only in Wars.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we ALL TRUST. Without a radical approach to up-lift our countries in ASEAN, we will all languish for the next 45 years.

  33. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 3:36 PM

    Tun

    I must congratulate TWINPEAKS for his excellent discourse on the ways of China and the Chinese who have been an enigma to the West since its rise in the 17th Century. There have been waves of indifferent attitudes by the Western governments towards the Chinese since the 17th Century when the European colonialists ventured out further into the great unknown the Orient to colonise lands of their choosing.

    The direct confrontation between the Chinese and the West reached its acme with the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion of the 19th Century China against encroachment and colonization by the West powers.

    The declining Ching Dynasty only added fuel to the fire.

    China reached its lowest depths of dignity somewhat like the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs.

    China because of her proud attitude unlike Japan and the ‘black American ships’, at the material time in the 19th Century, paid for her insouciance right up to the rise of the communist Government in China in 1949.

    When the West during World War I for the lack of manpower brought in the Chinese and the Indians to do the manual labour of digging trenches or worse. They became the unmentionables.

    China had a respite of a few years up to the late 1920s before other interventions by rival Asian powers to slow her progress with her new found freedom of Democracy. This was soon degenerated into different political factions and in between the power blocks, the warlords took over in the wide and disparate country.

    China suffered from turmoil of one form or another from 1931 (the Manchurian Incident) to the rise of the Communist Party in 1949 !

    The 1930s brought forth a spew of anti-China literature produced mainly by British authors in the Mid-lands. The most famous series were by Sax Rohmer who told the tales of Fu Man Chu, the yellow skin Chinaman with the pig-tail. The Americans published ‘Charlie Chan, the wise private investigator of Honolulu, Hawaii.’ and many others.

    Sympathy for China began to rise in the West after stories of massacres and brutalities emerged from the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 which was preceded by the Manchurian Incident of 1931.. The West was also beginning to feel being threatened by Germany and Japan.

    With the World War II, China became one of the Allies. But after the War, the KMT was too corrupt and decadent to rule over China. This led to its fall and the rise of the Communist Party of China in 1949. The rest is history.

    With that background, I have often asked my Malay friends, ” Have you ever met a stupid Chinese ?” All would respond with a resounding ” No !” Then I followed with, ” There are some Chinese who are so very clever as to be stupid.” All looked puzzled. I quickly added a few household Chinese names who were so very clever as to be stupid. My Malays friends nodded their heads in agreement and roared with laughter.

    The above description of some Chinese actually reflected on the behaviour and other characteristics of the Chinese, a very independent type of people unlike the Japanese who were forced to work together as a team and survive as a team in their small, bleak and resource-less land called Japan.

    The huge country called China forced all to work and live independently as clans to survive from the natural disasters and other vicissitudes which affected the land.

    The Chinese culture and religious beliefs based on Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the back-drop of ancestral worship were important facets to keep Chinese Civilization intact for 5,000 years. The commonality of the Chinese characters throughout the vast country and its usage helped without any doubt to keep the Chinese Civilization alive and kicking.

    A distinct event which happened only in China through the Ages, through the centuries was that when the Emperor was a nice person who appreciated the finer things in Life, the whole of China would be in turmoil and restless.

    But when the Emperor was a cruel and brutal person with no compunction in lopping off a few heads, the whole country would be at peace and harmony like China today. This was the only method an Emperor kept his Power and Control over a vast country.

    This rule by the sword is the only method to keep China at peace and harmony.

    The word ‘DEMOCRACY’ is definitely a foreign word not understood in all of China even today.

    Democracy will break-up China like the attempted introduction of Christianity by the West in the 19th Century – a form of opium to pacify the natives. This was tried by the West in Africa and only partially succeeded. Christianity did not make any headway in 19th Century China, Japan, Malaya and Thailand where Nationalism ruled strongly.

    The British knew the Chinese best of all the foreign Powers.

    In the 1930s, the Straits Settlements Government would send its Police Cadets for 6 months courses in Swatow, Canton and Xiamen to have a first hand knowledge of how to handle the Chinese living in their colonies.

    To keep further tabs on these independent minded and recalcitrant Chinese, the British established ‘Offices for the Protector of the Chinese’ a euphemism, immediately located next to the Chinatowns of Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in the late 1930s. The Office of the Chinese Protector is still standing opposite the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur to-day.

    And in all the Government forms before Merdeka 1957, an important question to be filled in by a Chinese was ” DIALECT SPOKEN “. Why ?

    A Chinese cannot escape from this poignant question because the British wanted to know the behaviour of a Chinese whether he or she a Hokkien Foochow, Hainanese, Cantonese, Kwangsi, Teochew, Hakka, Shanghainese etc. Each type of Chinese behave, eat, observed rituals and customs differently.

    THE BRITISH KNEW BEST. The present Hong Kong conundrum explains. Hence, the 1982 Agreement between China and Britain lacked a UN Guarantee for its ultimate performance which was NOT sought by Britain at a time when the Hong Kong folk was meek and mild. Of course, both China and Britain knew what may happen later. vis-a-vis the aborted Malayan Union of 1945 and the rise of Malay Nationalism.

    Finally, I agree with TWINPEAKS the expatriates love Malaysia and the Malaysians. But this does not hold true for their Governments vis-à-vis China as was reported from the G7 Meeting in Biarritz, France.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  34. twinpeaks Aug 28,2019 10:58 AM

    On the brewing confrontation between China and the West, it is all about trade and economics. It is nothing serious. It will be resolved quickly through common sense on both sides. In the first place, the West has never treated China like an enemy. In fact the West loves China. The West loves Asia. That’s why we see a lot Western expats settling in Asia, especially the stable tropical countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. They love it here. And they love travelling to China, Japan and South Korea for holidays.
    China is not and will never be an enemy of the West. Perhaps just an irritation sometime, like the economic and trade irritant China is now to the US. For a start, Asians don’t have Any inclination to become world powers. Japan was shocked to be considered a world power in the Eighties and Nineties. They just enjoyed the ride while it lasted. Then BOOM! A permanent recession hit them and Japan still hasn’t recovered fully. But they don’t grumble the loss of economic status. It’s fine.
    China in my view only wants to look after Itself, and nobody else. The Chinese could not care less what happen to their neighbors, let alone the West. The only Chinese we see living outside China are ones who desperately wanted to escape their dragon Communist government (including I believe my merchant grand father and uncles). They are harmless and pitiful. Really pitiful because they are trying to hide as long as possible from China, and just make a living and raise their families outside that Communist state.
    The real and permanent threat is Communism, not China.
    Why does China prefer Communism with its so-called Chinese characteristics? Perhaps because they still think this is (erroneously) the only way to attain economic progress for a country with 1.5 billion people. I believe, China treats Communism as a tool to maintain its own survival.
    For the US and West, the real threat has always been and will always be the country that was the root cause of the Franco-Prussian War, the First and Second World Wars, all the Balkan conflicts and all the Arab-Israeli wars.
    It is Russia.

  35. mubarakchan Aug 28,2019 10:07 AM

    Tun

    Just as I was thinking that the news these days would be boring and uninteresting, the following headlines popped up to catch my weary eyes, thus

    1. ” UTICO AGREES TO RETRUCTURING DEAL WITH HYFLUX.”

    This is extremely good news for Maybank the main banker for Hyflux. The loan involved was about S$ 600 Million. At one stage, I thought Hyflux collapse was a certainty. But lo and behold, UAE’s UTICO became the Knight in shining armour and signed on the dotted line securing 88% of the Company. The other 12% belongs to the original shareholders, I assume. No doubt some of the loans would be turned into equity underwritten by UTICO.

    Hyflux was brilliantly conceived by an ex-Malaysian who expanded rapidly and was once hailed as one of Singapore’s finest corporates. But suddenly the revenues of Hyflux collapsed which left the company with a double whammy – revenue loss and over-expansion. Hence, kudos of UTICO for its shrewd investment and kudos also to the fighting spirit of Hyflux’s CEO. Our good wishes to both.

    2. ” ANOTHER CHANGE OF GUARD AT PNB “.

    PNB is the paramount Trust in Malaysia. PNB reports to Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra.

    Kudos to the Chairman, Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and the Board of PNB for appointing the latest qualified person to the Group CEO’s chair. Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes.

    In passing, it is alleged that PNB’s Sime Darby may have breached the Trustees Act 1949 and the duties and responsibilities of Trustees when the Sime Darby Foundation was established.

    According to Ahmad Farouq Amir quote,’ The general rule is that a trustee cannot delegate his duties relating to the management of the trust to another person.’ Norliza Abdul Hamid. October 2012.28. Lord Westbury in Robson v Flight . 1865.” such trust and powers are supposed to have been committed by the settlor to the trustees he appoints by reason of his personal confidence in their discretion and it would be wrong to permit them to be exercised by another.”

    3. ” CONSIDER THE PLIGHT OF FISHERFOLK ”

    The plight highlighted by Khoo Salmah Nasution, the well-known heritage and environmental activist in her letter to the Editor, The Star, today aptly described the suffering of the fisher-folk not only in Telok Bahang, Batu Ferringhi and Tanjong Bungah of Penang but a much wider field affecting the whole coast line of Malaysia.

    In 1966, the Head of Penang’s Drainage and Irrigation was despatched to Honolulu, Hawaii to inspect the sewerage system there. He told me that the Honolulu was too expensive for Penang. Since 1966 up to 2019, nothing was done to the 19th Century sewerage system of Penang which raw wastes flow continuously north towards Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang

    In 1982, my friend from Cambridge told me that after a swim off the beach at Batu Ferringhi, his skin developed an itch. I smiled and said nothing.

    It is amazing that the close relationship between the Penang State Government and the Singapore Government since 2008, did not produce any tangible result which would have up-graded the 19th Century sewerage system of Penang. Notwithstanding, the visit by Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah to Singapore many years ago when Lee Kuan Yew proudly took them on a cruise along the clean and pristine Singapore River which was foul-smelling in the old days. I still can smell it today.

    Instead according to Khoo Salmah Nasution, the Penang State Government embarked on more reclamation projects to add to more pollution of the sea off Penang.

    As I commented that arising from this crisis affecting our fisher-folk and their livelihood, and taking this as an opportunity to create a new industry for entrepreneurs and more jobs as well, Malaysia stands in good-stead if we can secure the help of Japan to assist in the study, conservation and exploitation of our inshore fish, crabs and shell-fish wealth of rivers, mangrove swamps in an orderly and scientific manner so that all will benefit for now and the future. Our beloved Malaysia has thousands of kilometres to do the job which does not require a rocket scientist from Singapore.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  36. mubarakchan Aug 27,2019 7:01 PM

    Tun

    Three trivial matters which could be resolved by the rule of the laws and common sense have worn-out the most hard-core antagonists of Lynas, khat and the fire-brand preacher.

    As the days go by, the antagonists are shown to be without the teeth of a tiger.

    A significant revelation of the difference between hot air or BS and the possession of real POWER.

    In fact, POWER is more effective by not using but showing it. The fact that those ineffective PMs between 2004-2018 did not understand the meaning and the use of POWER brought their ignominious untimely downfall.

    For example. If a PM has the ultimate POWER, all he needed to do was to SHOW it and not to USE it by borrowing MONEY. As it can now be discerned about the latter. It’s messy. Again, it was the mind-set at play as you so described such deficiencies vividly, Tun !

    Having brought out the fact that today there were no headlines of note but only one from Singapore, the city-state which used to hit above its weight but no longer since 2002, thus

    ” SINGAPORE FACES RISING TIDE OF BAD DEBT WITH RECORD BONDS MATURING. ”

    Quote, ‘ Singapore firms are likely to see more soured debt as the trade reliant economy takes a hit from US-China relations……….Singapore Government cut its forecast for economic growth this year to about zero……….This nation has already been rocked by the high profile collapse of water treatment plant Hyflux Ltd………..The ‘restructuring legal specialists’ Rajah & Tann says , ‘ We expect to see more distress in Singapore and the larger Asian region. ‘

    These economic events are happening just a mile from the southern tip of our beloved Malaysia. We expect a GDP of 4.9% this year.

    The difficulties which Singapore faces now have been in the offing since 2008 which some renown economists called the Great Recession. To this day, the recession has not been resolved due to the huge gush of money provided by the QEs of both the US and the EU which uplifted all the markets, equities and commodities.

    For a tiny city-state now dependent entirely on trade of the conventional kind and not that Questionable and Unmentionable Trade of the Cold War kind, 1948-1989, the World of today does not make any sense for such tiny state to exist and prosper because the KEY TO ANY NATION’S SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY TODAY IS REVENUE FOR THE STATE, THE MORE THE BETTER. Unfortunately, for Singapore, all bad tidings come together beginning with the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 and Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel thereafter, ‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights’ which only benefitted the BRICS and Singapore the sole casualty as we can now clearly see.

    By all accounts, the longer the down-trend for Singapore as reflected by the statistics, the harder for its ultimate recovery. In the meantime, if the Singapore Government resorts to a stimulus, more reserve money from those go-go days of the Cold War 1948-1989 will be diminished. As it is, I reckon 5% – 10% of her huge reserves have been lost. And those deja vu years of the Cold War 1948-1989 will never return again.

    Hence, it is imperative for all Malaysians to be aware of what is really happening in Singapore, our closest neighbour and ex-protagonist which may give us insights of what might happen to our beloved Malaysia in the months ahead.

    Against the expected headwinds to come, our beloved Malaysia has the following good assets to weather any storm or any crisis, thus

    1. A New and Incorruptible Government led by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.
    2. With an excellent Leader, his immediate Ministers are capable and experienced. The Ministry of Finance is now controlled by a good book-keeper.
    3. As long as the price of petroleum is at US$ 60 per barrel or thereabouts and the palm oil price is at US$ 2,200 per ton with not much reduction in our exports, our beloved Malaysia should be alright.
    4. The list of infra-structural developments to come will provide a fall-out of benefits for the economy.

    i) The Northern Corridor with the International Kulim Airport and 3 runways as the hub and platform for developments in Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The fall-out will benefit the rest of the country including Sabah and Sarawak.
    ii) The launch of the ECRL.
    iii) Tourism will play an important role to attract more tourists to garner more foreign exchange.
    iv) Existing FTZs maybe re-vitalise due to demand arising from the China-US Trade War.
    v) The proposed rejuvenation of the inshore fishing and breeding industry with the assistance of Japan. To save our rivers, mangrove swamps in conjunction with providing a better livelihood to the fishermen and assist entrepreneurs to profit from this inshore related industry. Thousands of kilometres are available to create jobs and income.
    vi) Miscellaneous.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The New and Incorruptible Government will show us the WAY ! IN YOU WE ALL TRUST TUN !

    Where else but Malaysia ?

  37. mubarakchan Aug 26,2019 5:26 PM

    Tun

    Unlike his predecessors who placed a premium equally on War and Peace, President Trump loves to be iconoclastic in America’s interest, the likes of which the World had seen since January 2017. On the first day in the Oval Office, Trump tore up the Lee Kuan Yew’s TPPA to the happiness of those who think that the TPPA is a Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. And to the chagrin of the Singaporeans who had the US Democrat mojo for so long ! Since then, Singapore entered her own Dark Age !

    As days passed by, there seemed to be unending crises of different magnitude affecting different constituents emanating from Trump most of the time.

    Trump had stirred up so many countries expectations in the Great United States as regards Climate Change, NATO, Defence Treaties with Japan and S. Korea, Trade with China etc that they have lost confidence in him to lead the World on behalf of the West. This added more to the anxiety of facing a resurgent Russia which the Europeans feared the most.

    That aside, how many Malaysians really know China and how she works ?

    Yet President Trump took on China without a deeper understanding of this 5,000 year old Middle Kingdom.

    First, it is alleged that many businesses in China today are still owned by the Chinese Government. Being an authoritarian government there is no cost but to keep the workers working and get paid and fed in a capitalistic system.

    TRUMP BY HEAPING TARIFFS AFTER TARIFFS ON CHINESE EXPORTS IS ACTUALLY NOT HARMING THE CHINESE INDUSTRY IN ANY MANNER because the cost is absorbed by the authoritarian government. In other words, Trump is boxing at his own shadow.

    Second, if the yuan weakens concomitant with an adjustment of the cost of a Chinese product, there is no effect on its overall cost even though Trump heaped a heavy tariff on it.

    THE KEY TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT POLICY IS TO KEEP THE WORKERS WORKING AND WELL-FED SO THAT THEY SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT.

    How many Malaysians noticed that China produces billionaires like the bean-sprouts or towgay ? How many Malaysians are aware that without the support of the Chinese Government, these billionaires do not exist ? And all the Chinese billionaires belong to Daddy, (Chinese Government) !
    Hence, 100 absconded Chinese billionaires are on China’s wanted list !

    In other words, CHINA’S POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM IS AS ONE.

    Unlike the political and socio-economic systems of a democratic country like Malaysia with the exception of the Age of the BN Rapists and the Vandals, 2004-2018.

    There is no way Trump can win against such a tightly knit Political and Socio-Economic System which is controlled from the centre.

    Maybe Trump discovered how the Chinese Government works like this and wants to break the System up. But it is not the System ultimately which will stand up to him but the digits.

    At the end of the day. I believe the Chinese digits will win against Trump because they do not incur any cost to begin with. Being an emerging country, China, the expectations of Life are different from that of America’s.

    FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, HOW TO FIGHT AN ENEMY LIKE THIS ?

    After World War 2, the Americans decided to avoid any war on mainland Asia. They did not in the Korean War 1952-1954 and the Vietnam War 1962-1975. In both Wars, the Americans lost by having been fought to a stand-still.

    NOW THE CHINA-UNITED STATES TRADE WAR IS NO DIFFERENT.

    With so many think tanks in America especially in Washington DC, not a single think tank has come up with an analysis that America will fail again in Asia, China.

    On the other side of the coin, a true story. A couple of years ago, I visited my son in a college at Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. I stayed at the Radisson Hotel. In the lobby there was an All-American souvenir shop full of Americana. Each item was labelled ‘Made in China’. Behind the counter was the owner, a Jewish lady.

    Another true story. As far as I know the Chinese textile trade in Asia and South-east Asia even in Africa, are mainly controlled by the Shanghainese who worked hand in glove with the American Jewish families who control the textile trade of North America, the US and Canada. The trade connections began decades ago.

    These are just 2 small facets of the huge Trade between China and the United States which Trump is trying over-come with his view of the World.

    A BACKLASH FROM THOSE BUSINESSES WIPED OUT BY TRUMP IS TO BE EXPECTED !

    However, our beloved Malaysia will benefit from the fall-out of the China-US Trade War which no one can fathom the end-result.

    We are fortunate to have the best Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team to lead us in the uncertain future years ahead.

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

  38. mubarakchan Aug 25,2019 10:34 PM

    Tun

    Bon Voyage to Vietnam tomorrow. A major ASEAN nation which we can do business with as we are just across the seas. Vietnam needs property development, infra-structure construction and o & g activities. Malaysia needs a bountiful supply of rice and other foods especially from the sea and tourism from its rising middle income classes. Vietnam and Malaysia are perfect fits for each other in terms of trade and mutual infrastructural developments.

    Our Malaysian markets are still small to Vietnamese products. But we have already known them for many decades. But with your determined efforts and friendship to Vietnam, our beloved Malaysia will succeed with Vietnam.

    A headline, ” ZURAIDA DISMISSES CLAIMS ON DR M LOSING SUPPORT. ”

    Minister Zuraida since her appointment had always spoke out sensibly and bravely against the fake news produced by the Opposition.

    I would like to ask, ‘ HOW CAN AN HONEST PRIME MINISTER LOSE SUPPORT IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, without even taking into account his record of service, experience and capabilities ?’

    ONLY THE NAYSAYERS, TROUBLEMAKERS, DETRACTORS, BAD HATS AND MORONS WHO ARE DEAF, BLIND AND DUMB WILL BELIEVE THIS FAKE NEWS CREATED TO FAN DISCORD AMONGST THE AMBITIOUS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  39. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 4:52 PM

    Tun

    The following serious headlines should be highlighted today, thus

    1. ” REHABILITATION LIKELY FOR 13 YEAR OLD. STUDENT WILL GO THROUGH TWO YEAR AADK PROGRAMME IF HE OPTS OUT OF SCHOOL.”

    With all due respect to the AADK Programme, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Welfare should not only strengthen their programme AADK but up-grade it with more staff for monitoring and guidance of their charges in hand. This Unit in the Ministry should be the biggest of all taking precedence over the other areas under its care. Many young lives are involved. As far as I know, its the early teens which are affected by the bad hats around the schools and entertainment shops established near the schools. Such establishments should be banned and pushed away from the schools. The rehabilitation programme is a long one which should be handled with patience and planning by dedicated staff. It must be accepted that this drug problem will be amongst us for many years to come. Good Government like the New and Incorruptible Government will govern with care. Bad Governemnet like the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, will neglect their duties and responsibilities towards the Rakyat. But we must never neglect or forget about those disadvantaged, the old, the young and the addicts who need the Government’s help and attention to lead normal lives in one of the unique countries of the World. We must never forget them.

    2. ” SLOWING SINGAPORE ECONOMY DRIVES PROFIT DROP AS TRADE WAR BITES. COMPANIES IN BENCHMARK STRAITS TIMES INDEX POST FIRST EARNINGS DECLINE IN SIX QUARTERS.”

    Any decline in any company anywhere is not good news. In this particular case concerning Singapore which has to depend on exports. a drop in exports mean a drop in profits. And the first decline has been announced. This was historic.

    It means the forthcoming months could get worse before it becomes better. Manufacturers take their orders 12 months in advance. Hence, the great expectations of what is to come for Singapore exports.

    Whether our beloved Malaysia can escape this Sword of Damocles remains to be seen with the future statistics to come ?

    For the cognoscenti of current affairs, they will understand the neglect of building up a creditable monetary reserve by the Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018, is criminal especially when the price of a barrel of oil touched US$ 110 a barrel in 2010. All the money from revenues had gone without any tangible return. And yet this Leadership after ruining the country which belongs to 31 million citizens behaves they still have a right to rule. ” Once bitten twice shy. ”

    3. ” UK SHOULD BREAK WITH EUROPE ON PALM OIL. THE COUNTRY CAN EXPECT BETTER TRADE TERMS WITH SOUTHEAST ASIA IF IT ASSERTS ITS INDEPENDENCE POST-BREXIT.”

    When the UK joined the EU in 1976 after years of raging debates with the likes of Enoch Powell who was dead against the union, I was surprised that UK dropped all its historical baggage vis-a-vis the Europeans with whom she had fought and won many wars. Now this historical aspect has unfolded and come around in a full circle. Seeing is believing.

    The perfect timing by our wise, brilliant and courageous, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to call to Britain to drop all pretences with the EU concerning the palm oil and join hands with ASEAN to form a Common Market of sorts to beat the stubborn headed Europeans.

    THE WEAKNESS OF THE EUROPEANS IS THEIR OMNIBUS SOCIAL SYSTEM WHICH IS NOW HELD UP ONLY BY GERMANY !

    This is their Achilles Heel which I do not expect that it can withstand a long period of diminishing revenues from exports for their Governments. Most of the Eastern European countries are still playing catch up to Germany. Italy and Greece have shown to be recalcitrants with Spain and Portugal not very far away.

    If the EU still wants to ban Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil, it is only fair and just that we buy less EU goods if they think South America is the way to go for them. We buy more from Britain if she is our Trade Partner.

    With fast moving events now created by President Trump, Britain can only be driven into the arms of ASEAN with which she already had historical links. Besides, ASEAN is a fairly well-knit and cohesive group of dynamic Nations of 440 million inhabitants who are well-connected to East Asia and China which is rolling out its Belt and Road initiative. All told to have a population of at least 1.5 Billion !

    With all due respect, the EU is short-sighted and cared only for its own interests which is to protect their own agricultural edible oils The fact is palm oil is much cheaper to produce. In this World of Free Trade which they have always expounded, the cheapest product wins.

    The EU Policy to protect their expensive oils is a flawed policy which will boomerang on them one day. Besides foe them to single out only palm oil to hit is not only unfair and unjust but a travesty of justice.

    Malaysia was part of the UN Peace Keeping Force in the ex-European colonies of Congo, Somalia and Lebanon.

    Hence, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the perfect call to Britain at the right time.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  40. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 11:02 AM

    Tun

    This morning there were plenty of news about an impending Cabinet Re-shuffle. This event is to be expected in Governments all over the World. And Malaysia is no exception. The headlines on this speculative subject whether real or false remain to be seen, thus

    1. ” TOK PA TO REJOIN CABINET ”

    2. ” REPORTS CLAIM CABINET RESHUFFLE COMING SOON. ”

    3. ” Cabinet shuffle likely “.

    May recall about Lee Kuan Yew’s cunning and sneaky TPPA/CPPTA to enslave our beloved Malaysia by buying up all of Malaysia’s responsible Leaders from top to bottom to ensure Malaysia signed the TPPA which the ex-PM did in 2018 ?

    May we recall this treacherous headline in red in the NSTP Thursday 25 May 2017 ” MALAYSIA MUST NOT QUIT – DESPITE WITHDRAWAL OF US, THERE IS STILL MUCH TO BE GAINED FROM PACT, SAYS MINISTRY’S EX-TOP OFFICIAL, TAN SRI DR REBECCA FATIMA STA MARIA, FORMER TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTRY SECRETARY-GENERAL.”?

    She was just parroting what the Singapore Government was saying after THE UNITED STATES MARKET LEFT THE CROOKED TPPA IN JANUARY 2017. It is alleged her spouse worked for the Singapore Government in a job Russia, China, Israel, Egypt, Myanmar, North Korea, Iran love to jail.

    Let TOK PA in all his wisdom leaves this cunning and sneaky creation of Lee Kuan Yew, the Malaysia Killer/Malays/SME Killer, TPPA/CPTPP behind in history if he joins the Cabinet of the New and Incorruptible Government.

    BUT A DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY LET OUT A SQUEAK THAT THE CROOKED TPPA/CPPTA WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES IS FAVOURABLE FOR MALAYSIA. Actually, it is alleged subconciously he meant SINGAPORE. Smart On the assumption that fools are born every day in Malaysia. If this is not the usual BS from Singapore, WHAT IS ?

    NO MORE SNEAKY DEALS WITH SINGAPORE THROUGH VERY HOT RELATIONSHIPS AND VERY PRIVATE RETREATS. LIKE THESE, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA THROUGH THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs, HAD LOST ISLANDS, KTM LANDS AND RAILS IN EXCHANGE FOR HALF AN OFFICE, NSTP CHIEF EDITOR’S POST, SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACTS, MAYBANK BUYING A PIECE OF SINGAPORE PAPER FOR RM 1.3 BILLION,, THE AVENUE AND MANY OTHER SECRET DEALS AS YET UNKNOWN.

    And what did Malaysia get from Singapore, not only ZERO but also paid to deliver free water to Singapore and paid compensation for a HSR deal which benefits Singapore 99% WITH SINGAPORE PAYING 1% OF THE COSTS. STUPID.

    NOT ONLY THAT WE MALAYSIANS WERE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT WE ARE STUPID IN A SPECIAL SINGAPORE PUBLICATION ON PULAU BATU PUTEH. Can any of our traitors stomach these insults ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem Man proposes. God disposes.

    DESPITE THE LEGENDS OF MALAYSIAN TRAITORS SERVING SINGAPORE. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS BECOME ONE OF 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITIAN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. WITH THE COMING OF BREXIT, BRITAIN WILL JOIN HANDS WITH ASEAN TO CREATE A GIGANTIC COMMON MARKET FULL OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC POTENTIAL FOR US AND THE WORLD. Whether we like it or not, the World is changing fast because the traditional and conventional order of trade has been unhinged by President Trump. Man proposes. God disposes. Our beloved Malaysia is poised TO BENEFIT FROM THIS CONUNDRUM UNDER YOUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE. For the very first time, tiny Singapore will feel like an orphan when ALL NATIONS ONLY LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES. Acheh.

  41. mubarakchan Aug 22,2019 2:02 AM

    Tun

    My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Tun Dr Siti Hasmah bt Mohd. Ali for being bestowed the honour ‘ IBU NEGARA ‘. A most fitting honour for a person who had served our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat for so long with humbleness, dedication and sacrifice. The hallmarks of true leadership. Indeed, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is a leading icon in the field of National leadership and a role model in more ways than one, for all of us, the Rakyat.

    Out of the goodness and exemplary deeds of Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, a medical doctor and a fine musician, a magnificent School of Music is now established for the benefit of all, the public.

    Kudos to Tan Sri Dr Jeffery Cheah who spearheaded this noble effort to further the cause of all Malaysians to move further up the daisy chain of successful Nations.

    The sky is the limit for us, the Malaysians. Our beloved Malaysia is now one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Our thanks to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    As an ancient saying commented, ” Without Peace and Harmony at Home, we cannot fight and win in the streets. ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  42. mubarakchan Aug 21,2019 12:00 PM

    Tun

    This morning I have decided to comment on something entirely different from my usual socio-economics, Singapore etc. Two headlines struck me as significant on subjects which you and I know very well, thus

    ” A DRUG ADDICT AT JUST 13. ”

    ” MALAYSIA ESCAPE ROUTE FOR CARTELS ”

    Less Corruption. Less smuggling of rare birds, fish and animals, ivory, diesel, drugs, human trafficking etc. THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS.

    ” NO WELFARE FOR THE YOUNG AND THE AGED “. This last was concocted by me.

    It was absolutely astounding that the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2003-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs did absolute nothing in the field of care for the Young, the Aged and the drug Addicts.

    Billions of ringgits were spent on mega projects which served no purpose. Over One Trillion ringgits were siphoned overseas according to the UN, World Bank and IMF Annual Reports.

    But hardly any money was spent to look after the Aged, the Young and the Drug Addicts.

    SELF-ENYOYMENT AND SELF-INDULBENCE WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY (2004-2018) FOR THE EXCLUSIVE TOP BN LEADERSHIP AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    The moment the Corrupt BN Government was in POWER 2004-2018, a Policy to set up a chain of NS Camps was announced to foster UNITY BECAUSE SINGAPORE IS DOING IT. THEREFORE, IT IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO APE IT.

    No necessity to think out all the options because the motive was to MAKE CORRUPT MONEY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NS CAMPS, TRANSPORT, CATERING, UNIFORMS, GUARDS ETC.BY USING SINGAPORE AS THE EXCUSE. This was the very first attempt at stealing from the Government coffers with intent.

    How our UNITY could be fostered in this fashion by APING SINGAPORE only the very stupid would have believed them. To all and sundry, this NS Camps have not proved to be sustainable and have caused deaths and injuries to the young. A foolish waste of money thought out by foolish leaders.

    With the NS Camps now lying derelict and idle in different parts of the country, it pays for the New and Incorruptible Government in keeping with their good governance and common sense to utilise these camps for the Aged and the Drug Addicts.

    The Aged, the Young and the drug Addicts who should be under the aegis of the junior deputy minister of the Ministry of Women,Family & Community Development since 2018 are completely neglected as they were under the regime of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Instead this sex-minded deputy minister proposed a nursery in the Dewan Rakyat, an Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill, alerted us on 100,000 pregnant teenagers annually, faked a fight with a Senior Minister, proposed a new Unit for Women and Children in a Ministry which has been doing this for decades, set up a Register for Sexual Harassment which is empty to this day etc.

    BUT SHE DID NOT AFTER MORE THAN 12 MONTHS DEALT WITH THE YOUNG, THE AGED AND THE DRUG ADDICTS WHO NEED URGENT ATTENTION.

    It was right and proper that the New and Incorruptible Government view drug users not as criminals but normal people who need specialist attention and should not be put in jails.

    Only the drug pushers, traffickers, manufacturers, the drug lords, the syndicates etc are to be heavily punished. This casts a favourable light on the New and Incorruptible Government.

    With the Aged looked after in the NS Camps, this is not only a humane approach but a practical one as well.

    It is time for the sex-minded deputy minister to formulate a Policy on how to look after the young in NS Camps.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Soon a problem of the Aged will arise. Singapore reported only 40 centenarians not too long ago. Last year, Singapore had 1,200.

  43. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 2:32 PM

    In fact, strengthening the Deutsche Mark was how Germany became the most powerful economy after the US and Japan after the Second World War. It is the reason why Germany controlled the Eurozone today.

  44. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 2:25 PM

    This is what I reckon what our new industrial policy should be.
    1) Strengthen the Ringgit gradually, against major world currencies. This will bring down inflation tremendously as cost of imports will be low.
    2) Once the Ringgit is strengthened, small-medium enterprises will be able to afford to buy imported machine tools to enable them to enter the manufacturing sector.
    3) Once the Ringgit is strengthened, the cost of expatriate skilled workforce such as scientists will also be brought down, enabling our R & D sector to receive a major boost in terms of manpower.
    4) The strong Ringgit will potentially affect the margins of traditional sectors like palm oil and other labour-intensive export sectors such as tourism. But this effect can be subsidised by the government through lowering sales and income taxes related to these sectors. At the same time, traditional sectors should be incentivised to upgrade to higher end products that will batter protect them against low-cost competition abroad.
    5) The Ringgit should be at par with the Singapore Dollar within 3 years and Pound Sterling within 5 years.

  45. mubarakchan Aug 20,2019 9:55 AM

    Tun

    It is heartening to read in the media that you have taken up the cudgels on behalf of the palm oil industry due to a perceived unfair treatment by the EU. I am with you on this important component of our economy, one of the building blocks for the betterment of our Nation.

    My comments have not always been geared to be critical of others but to express myself on issues in a constructive manner which should have been dealt with long ago and not in 2019. I am referring to the laxity in good governance by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. Then everything was EXCLUSIVE except for Israelis hanging around the boudoir.

    To assume POWER in 2004 and did nothing positive and constructive up to 2018, it is indeed a travesty of justice.

    All of us suffered not only the oil palm industry. From recent news, it is clear not even apparent that Malaysia did not establish some link in the EU capital, Brussels to keep tabs with what was going on and also make friends instead of enemies – that was 14 precious years gone without touching base with the Europeans. And now, Malaysia alone is not only punching in the dark but in a vacuum as well or starting from the beginning all over again.

    Was the BN Minister for Commodities sleeping on his job 2004-2018 ?

    Palm oil since the 1960s has become one of the important economic components of our beloved Malaysia.

    It safeguards the livelihoods of millions of stakeholders connected with the industry. Amongst them, FELDA loomed the biggest in the industry and was a brilliant creation of the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak for the have-nots in the late 1950s.

    Human lives and livelihoods of Malaysia are dependent on this natural resource. As a result, care, safeguards and vision must be applied to this important natural resource by the Leadership of Malaysia.

    But lo and behold ! Fellows got on board the highest level of the Federal Government 2004-2018 and somehow got the mind-set that it was time for SELF-ENJOYMENT AND SELF-INDULGENCE to the utter loss of care and benefits for the Rakyat, 31 millions of us.

    With naïve thinking like the setting up of hundreds of GLCs since GLCs were good for Singapore, these must be good for us. AND WITH THE GLCs SET ON AUTO-PILOT, BUSINESS WILL BE DONE AND MONEY MADE. So easy ! We the Rakyat now can see the dire results of such frivolous decisions and policies.

    Good money which should be used to safeguard our precious oil palm industries were lost with the corrupt GLCs.

    With the poor Leadership at the apex of the Government 2004-2018, soon all took the same stance and the whole edifice collapsed in disarray. What a mess ! What a huge loss of opportunity and wealth belonging to all 2004-2018 !

    And now our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has taken up the cudgels to right a wrong which happened so very often in this unequal World of Big Boys and Small Boys.

    There are many ways to seek a solution to this Palm Oil saga as created by the neglect of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    1. It is important to unite ASEAN to safeguard their trade with all countries. Indonesia and Malaysia are big players in palm oil and many other products in conjunction with other countries.

    Size means clout in negotiations for deals with the EU. Let us not forget about the Colonial histories of some European countries like Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Portugal – the Big Boys of the EU. Some of them like France have existing close relationships with their Colonies- the Francophone States of Africa.

    2. THE EU MUST BE REMINDER THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS A UN PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN THE EX-BELGIAN COLONY OF CONGO, SOMALIA, LEBANON ETC. together with the EU countries since the 1960s.

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER PEACE-KEEPING FORCE DID NOT DO THIS FOR FUN BUT OUT OF OUR COMPASSION AND HUMANITY TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED.

    THIS THE EU MUST NEVER FORGET AND DENY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA OF HER RIGHT TO FREE TRADE WITH THE EU IN ALL ITS ASPECTS. If they are Europeans, they will understand this.

    The Europeans love history more than the Anglo-Saxons.

    2. IF THERE IS ANY LEGAL JUSTIFICATION TO PRESENT OUR CASE AGAINST THE BANNING OF ASEAN PALM OIL VIS-A-VIS WTO RULES AND REGULATIONS, THEN, WE MUST SEEK JUSTICE whilst reminding the Europeans of Malaysia’s UN role since the 1960s – ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES WHICH VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN FORCES WITH THE EU IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY AND PEACE.

    As it is ssid, ‘ The Americans easily forget. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never, never, never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.’

    3. Your timing is perfect to appeal to the British to support our (ASEAN) oil palm industry. IN FACT, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA WITH ASEAN CAN OFFER TO BRITAIN BREXIT MUCH MORE EAST OF INDIA. A Region of more than 1.5 Billion inhabitants who are hard-working, productive and good consumers. This will turn into a turbo-charged dynamo if Singapore confederates with Britain/Scotland. Britain developed good trade relationships with Indonesia in the 1980s.

    It is definitely Good Governance for you, Tun, to do what is possible for an important component of our economy, the Malaysian Economy.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. How many Malaysians remember about our beloved Malaysia’s wide ranging UN Peace-keeping Force which helped out the Europeans in their former Colonies since the 1960s ?

  46. mubarakchan Aug 20,2019 8:57 AM

    Tun

    My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you on your being awarded the highest honour by the Scouts Association of Malaysia from a fellow Scout, PSR (Pingat Semangat Rimba).

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  47. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 12:59 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS (!) to Tun on becoming President of the Scouts Association of Malaysia. I was a Boy Scout too since Primary One !

  48. twinpeaks Aug 20,2019 12:40 AM

    I wish that the government can consider several things, and it has to do with our quest to be recognised as a fully-developed economy.
    1) We should emulate Taiwan and South Korea as they have roughly same population size as Malaysia. In order to become fully-developed economies themselves, their governments encouraged large, well-funded corporations to enter several key sectors together, such as automative, shipbuilding and elctronics. Then they were encouraged to immediately export their products to the world market exposing them to global competition. They had to compete for resources among themselves. The only support they get is a very good workforce and pool of researchers. Taiwanese and Korean universities are still among the best in the world today. Many return from abroad (USA, UK, etc.) to assist this national effort. In the end, only a handful of the pioneers still survive in business, but they have created global brands that continue to spearhead Taiwan’s and South Korea’s globalisation.
    2)Local technology creation spearheaded by government incentives are the best way to sustain productivity growth in Malaysia until we reach developed economy status. High value-added tradable manufacturing and high-tech innovation sectors will create local technology creation, sustainable growth and employment simultaneously.
    3) Malaysia’s rising services sector alone is not enough to sustain the required level of productivity growth to reach developed economy status. But a combination of high value-added manufacturing and services will.
    4) Although MNCs in Malaysia have made our manufacturing sector sophisticated, technology diffusion has not been successful. Our R & D spending as a percentage is small compared to developed countries, and the number of patents filed in the United States by Malaysians are very small, compared to South Koreans and Taiwanese. A few more years in this condition, Malaysia cannot catch up at all with the developed world. But it is better late than never, if we can boost R & D spending now.
    5) To be recognised as a developed country, we need to attain a certain percentage of the income of the United States. The U.S is already at a high level, and even with just a 1% annual growth, the increase in annual GDP income is huge compared to ours. Furthermore, we need to strengthen the Ringgit vis-a-vis the US Dollar, otherwise our per capita income growth will not be visible in nominal terms, but only at PPP terms.

  49. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 10:40 PM

    Tun

    A Tale of a Country and a City !

    A Tale of Malaysia and Singapore. It is through the snippets of history stretching back to at least 60 odd years that the fascinating and secret story of the success of Singapore right up to the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 which may be determined. What we know about the happenings in Singapore and its erstwhile leader, Lee Kuan Yew are more than that of a Chinese Jigsaw Puzzle, it was a special picture with broad strokes painted by just one person, Lee Kuan Yew.

    All of us lapped up his voluminous stories of derring-dos with the Plenipotentiary and his true blue story of the attempt by the CIA to bribe him. From his records, he was a good story-teller for those who love stories.

    Then, his tearful Post-Malaysia Speech over the TV Service which was exposed by http://www.onlinecitizen.org ‘The Albatross Files’ which the British secret Whitehall memos reported faithfully that he threatened the journalists not to depict him smiling but crying.

    These reported gems of Lee Kuan Yew’s public behaviour are not a part of history which may cast some light on Lee Kuan Yew and the Success of Singapore up to the end of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    It is good for us Malaysians to know what made Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew ticked so well during the Cold War.

    What was the brilliance or golden touch of Lee Kuan Yew which Singapore made so much MONEY during the Cold War 1948-1989 ?

    The news which emanated out of Singapore were that the wealth mentioned in hushed tones came from smuggling in the Region. But smuggling of soft goods did not amount to much even in those days of creaky sampans and undeveloped societies.

    Then, what other World class trade which Singapore had a monopolistic hold on with the solid blessing of Uncle Sam ? This blessing as I reckoned could only have been strengthened and developed very early on with Uncle Sam. Well before the CIA Bribery incident of 1961.

    Definitely, Singapore was a run-away success right up to the crash of the 5 Tigers being Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan in the mid-1990s.

    The momentum of the push by the huge amount of money so garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War, from a sleepy colonial tropical port to Singapore attaining First World status was a brilliant and glittering success for Lee Kuan Yew.

    What was it that made him ticked ?

    Smuggling between Singapore and Indonesia ? Some other Trades which are Questionable and Unmentionable ? So much so, an Anti-Fake News Law was introduced in May 2019 ?

    In the year 2019, the collective broad strokes garnered from separate incidents concerning Lee Kuan Yew and history now slowly come together to form a clearer picture on how a brilliant person with a penchant for winning could push a tiny Colonial tropical port to First World status by creating a secret and unbreakable mojo with the Democrat Presidents of the United States so that a solid GUARANTEE FROM THE MIGHTIEST POWER ON EARTH WOULD PROTECT SINGAPORE FROM ALL KINDS OF VICISSITUDES.

    The sort of Guarantee which the British conveniently forgot to protect the sanctity of the 1982 Agreement with China on Hong Kong. We may recall that Lee Kuan Yew boasted that Singapore had the 1962 Water Agreement registered with the United Nations.

    This secret solid Guarantee worked very well during the Cold War 1948-1989. It strengthened the will of Lee Kuan Yew to rebut all his rivals, the Malaysians and the Leftists.

    But suddenly, the Communist World imploded- 1948-1989. Subsequently, Uncle Sam came up with his hegemonic spiel which eventually it was discovered only the BRICS benefitted with Singapore the sole casualty, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” Hence, Trump relented.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    The diminishing financial strength of Singapore concomitantly diminished its influence which Lee Kuan Yew was very much aware about.

    .In my analysis of his thoughts, Lee Kuan Yew always relied on the conventional which clouded his logic and common sense in the development of his public policies.

    Two significant Policies of Lee Kuan Yew failed being his 2 Child Family Policy of 1972 to produce geniuses and descending down to the level of the hoi-polloi of Wall Street and the City to make money for Singapore with the gnomes of Zurich as his comrades-in-arms. This latter Policy was flawed.

    Interestingly, the eventual gigantic loss of US$ 108 Billions in October 2008 provided an insight as to how much Singapore had garnered from the Cold War through her Questionable and Unmentionable Trades 1948-1989.

    My guesstimate is nearly One Trillion US Dollars ! Because in order to lose US$ 108 Billions, Singapore must have invested in shares to the value of at least US$ 500 Billions. With at least US$ 300 Billions held in reserves ! That was October 2008. At least 5-10% has been lost since.

    The cardinal mistake which Lee Kuan Yew made was his failure not to invest all the Cold War riches into GOLD up to 4,000 tons at US$ 300 per ounce before 2000. He would have kept his freedom !

    A real and powerful commodity in Singapore’s hands which could be controlled by Singapore with the Super Powers. HE MISSED.

    If he did so, Singapore would be the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in Shining Armour today and a brand new gold industry created as well. Malaysia would be caught between a rock and a hard place.

    His traditional reliance on conventional beliefs and practices as expounded by the World Bank and the economists applied the brakes on his thinking as regards creativity, innovation and vision unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is a trained scientist with a totally different mind-set who relied heavily on facts, logic and common sense with a historical bent.

    At the end of the day, the wisdom, brilliance and courage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad SAVED THE DAY FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT.

    How many Malaysians noticed that all of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s undertakings were sound and carefully thought out. BUT IT WAS THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES WHO CROSSED THE RED LINE AND PUT THE BLAME ON HIM. These facts may be checked.

    AS I ALWAYS SAID THAT MAKING MONEY IS NO PROBLEM, IT IS THE DIFFICULT HUMAN DIGITS WHICH ALWAYS LET ME DOWN. In our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir’s case the crooked closest aides and two others let him down.

    The naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, bad hats and morons will now hit at me and say why I talk so much about this brilliant Lee Kuan Yew ?

    I will retort and say what I said here in print IS ACTUALLY ALL IN THE MEDIA SINCE DAY ONE ! Besides, I have no other means of access to any secret information whatsoever. As our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad always said it is the mind-set. Every one can do what I am doing. No problem.

    Then the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the bad hats and the morons will hit at me again and say, ‘ Since you talk so much, what do you think Singapore should do now ?’

    My honest answer is that Singapore should Confederate with the United Kingdom/Scotland for fantastic benefits before it is too late and miss the FINAL OPPORTUNITY AFTER MISSING OUT ON GOLD AS A LEVERAGE.

    Not only that Singapore has NOTHING NOT EVEN WATER. Also, Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives to save Singapore and his inheritors failed miserably being Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports and the sneaky Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer TPPA/CPTPP in which he went all out to win and failed.

    Remember his farewell trip at the age of 85 to exhort his spies, digits, cohorts and fellow travellers in the hot and humid Ulus in June 2009 with Obamas OK in his pocket ?

    Tun, who says history is uninteresting ?

    Here is a comparison between two Great Men – unfortunately Lee Kuan Yew may turn out to be a FAILURE as the years go by.

    As for our beloved Malaysia, through your Leadership, Tun, she is already one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  50. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 1:59 PM

    Tun

    An Addendum to my comments in support of your retort to the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors, bad hats and morons,

    ” PM: ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN ALIKE.”

    THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs through very hot relationships and private retreats permitted Maybank and the fellow in charge to PURCHASE KIM ENG SECURITIES WHICH BEGAN AS JUST A PLAIN PAPER LICENCE ISSUED TO THE SECOND WIFE OF LEE KUAN YEW’S BROTHER.

    It was alleged only a portion of the Company was purchased for OVER RM 1.2 BILLION. It was also alleged that many Singaporean share brokers were willing to sell at HALF THE RM 1.2 BILLION !

    And the Singapore Stock Exchange is illiquid and many companies now want to de-list and transfer to Hong Kong.

    This Maybank fellow was appointed to be a VC of a distinguished university by the NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IN 2018. A fitting reward for what purpose ?

    No wonder the Singaporeans always looked down on us, Malaysians !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  51. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 1:35 PM

    Tun

    My previous comments in support of your retort to the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors, bad hats and morons were only the hors d’oeuvre , here are the block-busters to bomb the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs as follows :-

    ” PM : ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN (2004-2018) ALIKE ”

    1. AS SOON AS OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD RETIRED IN OCTOBER 2003, THE FAMISHED PAP SINGAPOREANS WERE RAMPANT AND RUSHED INTO MALAYSIA SQUAWKING THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR LOW HANGING FRUITS. THEY WALLOPED KHAZANAH ASSETS LIKE LISTED COMPANIES ON THE BURSA CHEAPLY WITHOUT VALUATION led by the 4th Floor Boys with the magic wand.

    2. THE 4TH FLOOR BOYS WERE SET-UP NEXT TO THE PMO. THEIR FUNCTION WAS TO GARNER WHAT WAS MOST PROFITABLE FOR THE RULING CLIQUE AND DIRECT THEIR FAMISHED SINGAPOREAN COMRADES IN ARMS TO STEAL OUR RAKYAT’S ASSETS WITHOUT VALUATION.

    3. ONE HARD CORE PAP CADRE ENDED UP AS THE TRUE BLUE UMNO OWNED NSTP CHIEF EDITOR WITH AN INFAMOUS SIME DARBY APACHE CONTRACT TO DO NOTHING ON HIS LAP. For a period, we Malaysians suffered from the agony of this ordinary fellow’s SINGLISH. He sneaked in. He sneaked out. It was CRAZY TO THE CORE.

    4. ACCORDING TO A UN REPORT, AN ORDINARY MALAYSIAN HEADED THE LIST OF OBTAINING 1,000,000 BARRELS OF OIL FROM SADDAM HUSSEING WITHOUT SANCTIONS. It was alleged the PM admitted he signed a letter without knowing its purpose.

    5. THE ROCKS. THE ROCKS. ALL MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENTS UP TO OCTOBER 2003 WERE CERTAIN THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA OWNED PULAU BATU PUTEH.

    BUT THE VERY FIRST ACT THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF THE 4TH FLOOR BOYS AFTER OCTOBER 2003 DID WAS TO RUSH OFF TO THE ICJ AT THE HAGUE TO ASCERTAIN MALAYSIA’S OWNERSHIP OF THE ROCKS.

    MALAYSIA ENGAGED A LAWYER OLDER THAN MY LATE FATHER. SINGAPORE ENGAGED THE VERY BEST IN THE WORLD THEY BRAGGED. The Malaysians fought to the death and lost.

    THE BOASTFUL SINGAPOREANS PUBLISHED A BOOK TO TELL THE WORLD THEY WERE VERY CLEVER AND THE MALAYSIANS STUPID. There was absolutely no bribery or corruption in this rocky affair.

    6. BY 2010, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE HAD THE HOTTEST RELATIONSHIPS VIA THE VERY PRIVATE RETREATS SO BOASTED BY THE SINGAPOREAN MEDIA.

    Only like this can our timid, subservient and stupid Malaysia be friends with the overbearing Singapore WHICH ACTUALLY LACKS LEADERSHIP AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    For our appointed PMs, it was good to kow-tow to someone, real or imagery. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, IT WAS TINY SINGAPORE A PLACE WITHOUT LEADERSHIP OR NATURAL RESOURCES, NOT EVEN WATER.

    A ONCE PROUD NATION OF 30 MILLION SOULS KOW-TOWED TO NOTHING WHICH WAS SINGAPORE, NO LEADERSHIP OF NOTE OR NATURAL RESOURCES. At this point our beloved Malaysia literally disappeared into the ground.

    THIS SHOWS HOW IGNORANT AND STUPID THE MALAYSIAN BN LEADERSHIP WAS BETWEEN 2004-2018. They even acclaimed that the CORRUPT GLCS WERE GOOD FOR SINGAPORE, THESE MUST BE GOOD FOR MALAYSIA. Malaysia must be the only country where fools are born every day.

    7. AFTER 365 DAYS, THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD HAS NOT PERMITTED LITTLE IGNORANT FAT BOYS TO HANDLE A NATION’S WEALTH UNLIKE THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCS.

    IMDB BECAME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

    8. FROM 2004 TO 2018, THE NATION’S DEBTS ZOOMED UP TO OVER A TRILLION RINGGITS FROM A RM 350 BILLION BASE.

    We the Rakyat did NOT BENEFIT BUT THE ONLY THING WHICH AFFECTED US WAS THE TREMENDOUS LOSS OF OUR WEALTH BY 30%-50%, the rising cost of living, depreciation of the ringgit etc.

    THE RAPISTS AND VANDALS OF THE BN GOVERNMENT WERE OUT IN FORCE TO SCORCH THE LANDSCAPE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. A camp follower could amass RM 2 BILLION BY DOING NO WORK !

    Even the ordinary Singaporean in IHH was paid RM 100 Million a year. The lowest paid flunkey in a GLC was paid RM 2 Million a year.

    This bit of Malaysian history beats the tale of the Rape of the Sabine Women of Rome hands down !

    9. GOLF WAS A BIG TICKET ITEM IN THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. Young folk was encouraged to play golf. A golf bag costs a few hundreds of ringgits to over RM 50,000.

    THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT MEMBERS DO NOT PLAY GOLF WHICH IS NOT ONLY A WASTE OF MONEY FOR ELECTED ADUNS BUT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME AS WELL.

    10. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS BETRAYED BY HER OWN TREASONOUS SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND THE BN LEADERSHIP WHEN THE PM SIGNED THE TPPA/CPPTA Even the President of the SME supported this MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER CRAFTED BY THE CUNNING LEE KUAN YEW TO ENSLAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FOREVER.

    Unlike the 1 page 1962 Water Agreement, this time he cooked up 50 volumes of Agreement to catch the lazy-brain Malaysians with their pants down – THE PERFECT LOCKED IN AGREEMENT FOR THE STUPID.

    Vide. NSTP Headline in Red, January 2018. A Tan Sri Civil Servant insisted our beloved Malaysia must sign the truncated TPPA/CPTPP without the US. It was alleged her husband works for the Singapore Government in a profession Russia, China, North Korea, Myanmar, Egypt, Israel, Iran love to LOCK-UP.

    11. FINALLY, THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT AND PRECIOUS WORDS FOR ANY NATION –

    ” SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST ” – WERE NOT ONLY FORGOTTEN BUT MISSING FROM THE VOCABULARY OF THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    This chapter of our beloved Malaysia’s history was shameful and insulting to all of us, the Rakyat which was created by leaders elected by us and let us down.

    The years of blood, sweat, tears and hard-work by the millions of silent Rakyat from the early days of the 1940s to 2018 WERE SQUANDERED AWAY ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES LIKE SELF-INDULGENCE AND THEFT OF THE PUBLIC COFFERS BY PADDING OF CONTRACTS.

    How can the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs BE BETTER THAN THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  52. mubarakchan Aug 19,2019 12:20 AM

    Tun

    Talking by the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers, the bad hats and the morons is free in this country. They talk as though they have just arrived from Mars, not even the Moon which is nearer. Their hot air will soon be overwhelmed by more and more sparkling statistics as the months go by. When they lose, they will resort to insults of a personal kind. However for their edification the facts in support of your succinct and logical retort to loaded questions are as follows,

    ” PM. ONLY THE BLIND, DUMB AND DEAF THINK PH AND BN 2004-2018 ALIKE.”

    1. We are Malaysians. We do not do radical or revolutionary things like shooting others with real bullets. We soot others with legal Suits.

    2. We believe in changes by EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION and follow our Constitution.

    3. Between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion were siphoned overseas according to UN, IMF and World Bank Annual Reports. This depreciated our ringgit to cause the fall of our Wealth by 30-50% and increase inflation and the costs of foodstuffs for the 32 million citizens.

    4. Gigantic projects proposed between 2004-2018 like the MRT which no none uses, a few 100 storey buildings which add to the glut, HSR, ECRL etc. All of which are just white elephants benefitting no one. The rest of the 32 million citizens are just ignored and given meagre cash hand-outs. A huge building next to Bank Negara Malaysia and a most ugly building near the Dept of Agriculture were built instead of going to Putrajaya.

    5. The New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team has clamped down on CORRUPTION. The Government now expects to get back 80-90 sens worth for every ringgit spent whilst previously it was only 60 sens to a ringgit. Hence the improvement in the GDP.

    6. What happened to the money when the price of a barrel of oil in 2010 was US$ 110 ?

    7. Between 2004-2018, public facilities at airports, police stations and roads were run down by lack of maintenance. But thousands of road bumps and strips were added all over in Kuala Lumpur.

    8. That is all that the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs can boast about which was NOTHING FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST OR THE RAKYAT OF 32 MILLION.

    9. With the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great, we have the following in the interest of the 32 million population :-

    i) The Proposed Northern Corridor with the Kulim International Airport with 3 runways as the hub which will uplift Kedah, the New Proposals to turn Penang into the World’s No 1 Holiday and Leisure Resort, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The snow ball effect of this profitable and easy development will benefit the whole Nation up to the eastern borders of both Sabah and Sarawak.

    ii) The Proposed Re-vitalization of the in-shore coast line of Malaysia, East and West, to promote breeding of fish, shrimps, shell fish etc. with the aid of Japan. This will create a new multi-billion fish food industry to benefit the fishermen, entrepreneurs, consumers, and add to the revenue of the Government.

    iii) The Third National Car project is a must because the automobile industry is ideal for an emerging country like Malaysia.

    IF NOT FOR THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES CONCERNING THE PROTON, THIS CAR WOULD HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN KEEPING WITH TUN’S CONCEPT which was brilliant and correct.

    The crooked closest aides let him down by padding the prices of ALL PROTON PURCHASES e.g. each Proton has 5 wheel rims. If one rim wheel rim is padded RM 200 per wheel, based on a production of 100,000 cars per year, the closest aides walloped RM 100 Million a year for just one item. All items were padded.

    The Third National Car Project should be a great success.

    10. The book-keeping in the Government is now in order beginning with the Ministry of Finance.

    11. THERE IS NOW A SEPARATION OF POWERS BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE MINISTER OF FINANCE. This is transparency and a key to Good Governance.

    12. SINCE 9 MAY 2018, OVERNIGHT MALAYSIA IS NOW ONE OF FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Before this our beloved Malaysia was a laughing stock of the World where anything could happen.

    13. WITHIN 12 MONTHS, OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS BESTOWED WITH THE HIGHEST HONOURS OF THE FOLLOWING NATIONS :-

    i). jAPAN ii).THAILAND. iii). TURKEY iv) .PAKISTAN. v).INDONESIA vi). SINGAPORE .

    All these countries are led by their greatest leaders who are serious and responsible in all their undertakings.

    14. ALL BREACHES OF THE LAWS ARE NOW CAREFULLY AND SERIOUSLY PROBED AND CLOSED CASES RE-OPENED. There must be accountability for all who held POWER.

    15. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS ONE OF THE BEST GOVERNMENTS IN THE WORLD. I HOPE IT WILL BE IN POWER FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. We all know that talking is free in this wonderful country.

  53. mubarakchan Aug 16,2019 11:23 AM

    Tun

    The locals seemed to be embroiled on minor issues of the day which they considered as ‘BIG’ issues like racism (which has been with us since eternity but kept in check first by the Sultans, the British and our post-Merdeka Governments) Lynas, khat, the religious fire-brand, and the BOSS should always consult the subordinates and not raise too many issues without consulting them etc. To me, all these minor issues should not have appeared for so long in the media.

    The important issue at hand is the DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR WITH THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KULIM ( 3 runways, one for military ) AS ITS HUB GIVING RISE TO JOBS AND PROSPERITY TO PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU – an important socio-economic catalyst which will kick-start our stagnant economy for the next 50 – 100 years.

    With the construction of the Isthmus of Kra Canal, the whole economic momentum swings into this very important Northern Region. Our beloved Malaysia will have it both ways.

    The minor issues should be dealt with by the Rule of the Laws. Yet, the locals carried on even though they are in the Ruling Party today. On all accounts, it is their RICE-BOWL which is and will be important as international events unfold right before their eyes.

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia has a wise, brilliant and courageous Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad WHO FULLY GRASPS AND RESOLVES ALL THE IMPORTANT ISSUES with the aid of his closest friend who never betrayed him LIKE THOSE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES OF HIS 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATIONS – giant scandals and Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece !

    One fellow with a hole in his head said that the Tun seemed to be unable to handle so many issues today. IT’S OK BECAUSE THIS FELLOW HAS A HOLE IN HIS HEAD WHERE THE MIND-SET SHOULD BE !

    AFTER TUN’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE CORRUPT CLOSEST AIDES IN HIS 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION, WHO COLLECTED BANKS, LITTLE LISTED COMPANIES, BUKIT TUNKU LANDS, STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS AT US$ 5 MILLION A PIECE, PADDED THE PROTON WHEEL RIMS (5 PER CAR) BY AT LEAST RM 200 EACH, KICKED OUT HIS FRIEND FROM SIME DARBY, CYCLE & CARRIAGE GROUP TO COLLECT CORRUPT MONEY etc, OUR WISE BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN HAS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH THE NAYSAYERS, TROUBLE-MAKERS, DETRACTORS, BAD HATS AND MORONS either racist, religious or incorrigible !

    Suddenly, another fellow in the media realised that IF NOT FOR TUN PUTTING OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA NOW IN PEACE AND HARMONY, WHO ELSE ? What a fellow this is, by stating the obvious ?

    For those living in the hole, I have come across more and more Malaysians who requested me to TELL OUR TUN’S CLOSEST AND MOST RELIABLE FRIEND TO TELL TUN THAT THEY PREFER OUR INDOMITABLE AND INCORRUPTIBLE BY NO HOT RELATIONSHIPS AND EXTREMELY PRIVATE RETREATS, MINISTER RAFIDAH AZIZ TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA. Diplomatically, I told them she should be on the list of candidates according to protocol. And why to his friend and not direct to Tun ? I asked. They blushed. Of course being Malaysians, they did not want a direct confrontation for fear of rejection, rebuke, exposure or whatever.

    IN MY HONEST OPINION, A LADY TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA COULD BE BETTER BECAUSE OF NO INDULGENCE IN GOLF, KARAOKE, HORSE RACING, DRINKING, GAMBLING, BAD COMPANY, OVER-SPENDING OF THE RAKYAT’S HARD-EARNED MONEY, CRONIES AND ALL THE BAD BEHAVIOUR OF A MALE PRIME MINISTER.

    But when a lady President or Government official turns bad like in South Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Argentina etc, it could be more than that of a MAN ! However, no one male or female can beat the Malaysians in the GUINESS BOOK OF CORRUPT RECORDS !

    A true story. In the 1970s, a senior female income tax official of the Singapore Government stole a lot of money from her departments coffers to the surprise of all concerned.

    KUDOS TO OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS.

    His best virtue is his HUMBLE behaviour which actually is the best weapon in his armoury according to the ancient saying, ” Behave like a lamb to eat a tiger.”

    Countries like Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan have recognised our beloved Tun as A GREAT STATESMAN OF THE WORLD. These veritable countries are not HYPOCRITES.

    Why not all Malaysians give full support to our Malaysia’s very own living ICON ?

    Not to worry, the Tun will be with us for a long time not because of the good doctors but the good medicines.

    Singapore not long ago had only 40 centenarians. Now Singapore has 1,200 ! My sister just left us at 100. She was driving a car by herself at 93 !

    After being long-winded on my favourite subjects, I now turn our attention to the real events of the this morning, thus

    1. ” ASIA EXPORTERS MUST HEED SINGAPORE’S RECESSION WARNING SIGNS.”

    All exporters received their orders 1 year in advance. What was not official has now become official ! The Singapore Government should know long ago this event which they had already prepared for. HONG KONG HAS JUST ANNOUNCED A US$ 2 BILLION STIMULUS PACKAGE.

    2. ” SINGAPORE JULY NON-OIL EXPORTS FALL ‘less’ SHARPLY THAN PREVIOUS TWO MONTHS AT 11.2%. MAY AT 16.3% YEAR ON YEAR. 17.4% IN JUNE. The figures hurt. Malaysia will face the same situation sooner or later.

    THE GOOD NEWS NOW GATHERING FORCE IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    3. ” RAFIDAH: DON’T LET ONE IRRELEVANT FOREIGNER DIVIDES US.”

    Our beloved Tun told me in April 2010 when I was extremely worried. He advised, ” WRITE WHAT YOU HONESTLY FEEL FACTUALLY.” I have been writing here since 2012 after thinking what to write. A fallible giant Lee Kuan Yew would be a good subject and starter. I surmised.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We now have one more qualified Malay elite amongst the thin red line of 4, yourself, your longest and most reliable friend, my Christ’s College, Cambridge friend and now Minister Rafidah Aziz by request from my female friends.

  54. mubarakchan Aug 15,2019 4:23 PM

    Tun

    We must not be distracted by minor issues like racism, Lynas, khat, religious fire brands etc which should be dealt with by the laws of the Land. Let the Law prevails.

    In the meantime, more and more eventful news are appearing in the World’s media of an unsavoury kind, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE FAMILY FEUD COMPLICATES FIGHT AGAINST BAD ECOMOMIC NEWS. LEE HSIEN LOONG SHOULD HAVE ENACTED REFORMS WHILE GDP GROWTH WAS STILL BUOYANT.”

    All kinds of blame are hurled around when the environment turns bad. This is the normal behaviour of a human being.

    2. ” SINGAPORE SEEKS ANOTHER ECONOMIC MIRACLE LEADER FOR THE NEXT PM.”

    Lightning does not strike at the same place twice.

    Besides, it was not Lee Kuan Yew who was the sole perpetrator of Singapore’s success. Due credit must be given to the Trillion Dollar Questionable and Unmentionable Trades blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989 and the Singapore Government UN Adviser Dr Albert Winsemius 1962-1984.

    The huge profits from those Cold War Trades 1948-1989 pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First without any effort. After these Trades were grabbed by the BRICS 1990-2019, Singapore struggled with all her might even with the 4 Failed Initiative of Lee Kuan Yew, Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer the TPPA/CPPTP, she could not breach 3% of her GDP again since 2002 – 17 years.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had put all the Cold War 1948-1989 profits into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 up to 4,000 tons, Singapore today is the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in Shining Armour.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    3. ” FISHERMEN URGE PENANG TO REHABILITATE SEAWATER BEFORE PSR ”

    4. ” MAINLAND FISHERFOLK PROTEST AGAINST SEASHORE RECLAMATION PROJECT.”

    The fact of this matter is that before Penang can embark on any sea project, the 19th Century sewerage system of George Town has to be up-graded like that of Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The recent destruction of millions of ringgits worth of fish in the Telok Bahang area is alleged to be from the raw sewerage of George Town which flowed raw and untreated north with the current to Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang.

    The 3 Islands Reclamation does not provide a modern sewerage system but just raw and toxic human wastes which flow untreated into the sea.

    It is alleged there is no provision of a modern sewerage system in the DOE 72 approvals for this 3 Island Projects. Someone is sleeping.

    The present 19th Century Open Sewerage System of Penang must be up-graded to the latest hygienic modern system for any sea project now and the future.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  55. twinpeaks Aug 15,2019 12:54 PM

    Let’s also not forget the biggest incoming news for world economy, October 31st. BREXIT DAY.
    I just don’t see how the tussle between Ireland and Great Britain can be resolved, over the Northern Irish backstop. In the first place, Northern Ireland is British territory, yet geographically closer to the Republic of Ireland. Either both the UK and Ireland exit the EU or both remain in the EU. This is the price of colonialism that the UK has to pay eventually (Ulster), and it is practically tearing Westminster apart. The suggestion is that Boris Johnson may have to prorogue or suspend Parliament eventually in order to deliver Brexit to the British people. Under democratic principle, that’s what he has to do, regardless of the economic consequence.
    And what an economic consequence that will take place ! Sterling Pound will plummet overnight. UK inflation rate will double or triple. The Bank of England will raise interest rate quickly. The FTSE index will plunge, the City will halt trading. The new Chancellor of Exchequer will issue more bonds to plug an increased budget deficit. British businesses will halt new investments. Productions may stall if no trading arrangements are already in place with the EU. Unemployment may ensue. Social unrest may spill on the streets of Britain. A vote of No Confidence may be passed against the prime minister. And a General Elections may be held before the end of 2019.
    And the world will not be spared too. Stock markets are interlinked. Wall Street and Tokyo will automatically respond to London in similar fashion. Businesses valuations will plummet. Central banks and finance ministers will respond in tandem. Unemployment fears are inevitable.
    And all these in the midst of growing racial and religious tensions in Malaysia.
    I believe that Tun had better stay put as prime minister for a few more years as the country may plunge into social and economic chaos under a different person.

  56. mubarakchan Aug 15,2019 1:10 AM

    Tun

    Whilst the newly minted Aduns of the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great are paying intense attention on minor issues like racism, Lynas, khat and a foreign religious firebrand, there have been news report on economic events arising from China, Singapore, Germany and the United States which give the early indication of a World slowdown in economic activity, thus,

    1. ” The United States Treasury warns of a possible recession.”

    This comment immediately put the Dow into reverse by over 2%.

    It must be remembered that since October 2008, the World had been flooded with trillions of US dollars to keep the World’s markets afloat. That was 11 years ago and yet a resolution to this saga as created by the World’s politicians is as yet unresolved.

    Now, the World is on the brink of facing a trade down turn with President Trump doing his ‘Make America Great Again.’

    Indeed, the World is full of surprises. How the Sword of Damocles will fall on our beloved Malaysia is as yet unknown.

    But the blessing is Malaysia is practically the only country in the World with a New and Incorruptible Government in place led by a wise, brilliant and courageous Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with a credible Team to face all eventualities.

    In other words, Malaysia starts with a ‘clean slate’.

    2. ” SINGAPORE’S GDP GROWTH REVISIONS ADD TO GRIM GLOBAL OUTLOOK ”

    3. ” SINGAPORE SLASHES 2019 GROWTH FORECAST, STOKING RECESSION FEARS ”

    4. ” S’PORE GROWTH FORECAST DOWN TO 1% “.

    5. ” BUILDING SINGAPORE’S FUTURE. CREATING A SMART CITY FOR ALL REQUIRES EFFORT, FOCUS AND AN INCLUSION-ORIENTED MINDSET.”

    Hope springs eternally especially for Singapore these days.

    For those who think that I am always biased towards Singapore, their thinking is flawed. Events from Singapore are a useful guide to Malaysian business if you know how.

    Since I engaged in business in the 1960s, I began to pay regular monthly visits to Singapore to gather information which was not available in the Federation. News available in Singapore until the turn of the 21st Century was generally a month ahead of what was available in the Federation. Singapore was well-connected with the World at large in those pre-Net days. And for world agricultural trends, I looked at the USFDA annual forecasts for the following year.

    With the advent of the Net, for me it was bye-bye to Singapore. However, the Singapore Government was curious why I paid so many visits to Singapore without any business in Singapore. As they have nothing worthwhile to do, they had their minders keeping tabs on me. No problem.

    Without information we are blind. Without information we cannot make our judgement for our business plans to make a lot of profits or lose a lot of money.

    Hence, for those who are observant, our beloved Tun makes trips overseas to gain the latest information or gain something for our beloved Malaysia in Turkey, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and China on the spot. This expenditure is well-spent. He did not waste the Rakyat’s money by playing golf or for fun with humongous shopping sprees with credit cards.

    Therefore, with information fresh on the spot, Tun could make a proper and early judgement ahead of every one else.

    6. ” MERKEL : GERMANY NOT YET READY FOR A STIMULUS ”

    A proper political answer to a loaded question. But the signs are clear with rumours and statistics showing a slow down in the manufacturing sector of Germany with the shares of Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Porsche heading south.

    7. ” SIME DARBY BUYS NEW ZEALAND’S GOUGH GROUP FOR NZ$211m (RM572 million) “.

    We Malaysians always jump in whilst others were bailing out in IHH in Turkey, India, China, Boustead purchase of a pondan Sabah estate for RM 700 million just before the BN Government was ousted, etc. And the Malaysians, Battersea, MARA, FELDA were loaded with British assets up to their eye-balls when the British pound was US$ 1.45 to a Pound. Now it is US$ 1.20.and is expected to stabilize at US$ 1 ! How to do business this way ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Forewarned is forearmed.

  57. mubarakchan Aug 13,2019 4:08 PM

    Tun

    If we look at the lighter side of things, current things, our Malaysian Politics are not only bizarre but hilarious.

    In the space of a day, tow minor Aduns suggested that their BOSS should consult them first before deciding on any issue.

    On the assumption that there are 10 issues and 300 Aduns to consult, Tun, you may need an hour a day to catch hold of each of them. This would take roughly a year, holidays excluded.

    And for these important Aduns who rule over fiefdoms of 30,000 to 50,000, here are some real headlines from outside the congenial borders of our beloved Malaysia for them to ponder with their mind-sets, thus

    1. ” BRACED FOR THE GLOBAL DOWNTURN ”

    2. ” WELL MEANING CENTRAL BANKERS CANNOT OFFSET THE IMPACT OF AN ERRATIC US PRESIDENT ON THE REAL ECONOMY.”

    I have never seen so many pale faced central bankers in my life !

    The whole World is under the cloak of a massive QE since October 2008. There is no resolution in sight.

    3. ” CHINA’S YUAN SINKS TO FRESH 11 YEAR LOW AGAINST DOLLAR.”

    No Nation worth its salt would like a weak currency ! It’s a fact of Life.

    4. ” HONG KONG AIRPORT CANCELS ALL FLIGHTS AS PROTESTERS FLOOD TERMINAL ” Sounds like darkest Africa. No ? Who would imagine laissez faire Hong Kong and its timid inhabitants !

    5. ” TERRITORY SUFFERS WORST BLOW TO THE ECONOMY SINCE ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS BEGAN, ”

    The problems in Hong Kong today are due to the following factors :-

    i) Before the handover in 1997, the Hong Kong folks were meek and mild. The British short-changed them by not seeking out a UN Guarantee with a view of the big bucks from China. As practising Perfidious Albion for centuries, the British knew the meaning of caveat emptor and China could do anything they like after 1997. Hence, I say Hong Kong is China. Two Wongs do not make a right ! Hopefully no young lives will be lost unnecessarily from this absurd and non-productive Cantonese caper.

    ii) The total absence of a democratic elective process as we know it. All parties are operating in a vacuum or a void where only POWER will restore acquiescence. Malaysian politicos please take note. Frivolity by politicians will create vacuums, voids or out of touch with the Rakyat.

    6. ” SOUTH EAST ASIA POISED FOR EXPORT BOOST FROM NEW US TARIFFS.”

    Hopefully it is not ‘ wishful thinking ‘ ( courtesy Shanmugam, Minister of Interior, Singapore )

    From the above collection of headlines forewarning of the future to come, I hope our Aduns and all have a proper insight with the right perspective to align their mind-sets normally and accordingly.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  58. mubarakchan Aug 13,2019 12:12 PM

    Tun

    The bizarre nature of Malaysian Politics is just like how we Malaysians drive along the highways and the by-ways. We follow our own rules and regulations not those set by the authorities.

    Our infamous public toilets is a case in point. Since 1960 to 2019, public toilets are not maintained at all. The toilets in Malls are placed far from each other.

    Those in the Mid-Valley Mall illustrate the non-caring nature of the rapacious Management. These are placed right in the middle of the Mall with no other toilets on either side. I have not visited this Mall for over a decade because of this defect.

    Except of only 2 Malls in Kuala Lumpur, corruption practised by the owners put toilets in the lowest rung of priority. I have always wondered why there were no special toilets set aside for special needs. As a result, by 10 a.m. each morning which is the toilet hour for all Malaysians, the whole toilet is dirty again.

    Once I was in Basle, Switzerland. I could not sleep at 5.30 a
    .m. due to jet lag. I looked from my Hilton Hotel across to the Bank of Resettlements. All the lights were on. I could see workers busily cleaning up the office and the toilets.

    In Kuala Lumpur, the office cleaners stroll to work at 9 a.m. This put all who adhere to a routine in utter agony. I was caught a couple of times like this myself. Imagine the suffering I had to endure due to the lack of understanding and care of the owners of all KL buildings without exception.

    Our bizarre Malaysian Politics is exactly like how we drive, maintain our toilets, our military hardware etc.

    At the height of the gangsterism of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs in 2015, I was driving along the right lane just before the two lane bridge going towards Petaling Jaya just half a mile from the Science Museum. At the point where the road separates from the bridge, there was a solid double white line. Suddenly, a white Porsche Cayenne drew aside with a goon dressed in black waving to me to give way. It was too late. The Cayenne with a MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput inside pushed my Toyota Rush aside to force me to stop. The door of his Cayenne collapsed but not a scratch on my car. His goon grabbed the keys of my car and on the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr instructions, the goon forced me to drive to the Sime Darby Porsche workshop. There the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput demanded that I pay for the damage done to his car created by himself behaving like a BN gangster. I did a quick calculation and paid. I did not bother with a Police Report in the heyday of BN gangsters.

    Man proposes .God disposes.

    A few weeks later, a car driven by a drunken driver ended up in my garden and compensated me with a sum of money similar to my forced payment to the MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr from Sungei Siput. He paid a lot for his bullying tactics during the 14th GE afterwards and his new white door eventually will have a different tone from the rest of the body which loses money. With the down turn in the economy, this MIC Tan Sri Dato Dr who told me he lived in Damansara Heights and asked me where I lived. I replied ‘Bukit Tunku’ I could see the thoughts turning in his mind. By being a MIC bully, he lost big in monetary terms which came in different ways.

    Tun, all the nonsense which I mentioned above is due to lack of good Leadership from the very top which were permitted to carry on for far too long. There were bullying all over the place by BN gangsters.

    Another instance, I was queuing to purchase a rail ticket for Ipoh at the Sentral Railway Station. Suddenly, a BN goon in black cut into the place in front of me without so much as saying sorry.

    Again, this was a reflection of the poor or absent Leadership from the very top.

    HENCE, I APPLAUD YOU THAT ALL UNDER THE MALAYSIAN SUN MUST KNOW THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN. SQUARE PEGS FOR SQUARE HOLES. ROUND PEGS FOR ROUND HOLES. And the New and Incorruptible Government consists of a Team of Leaders as led by you, Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side,

    Little deputy ministers or senators or aduns HAVE BEEN MAKING STATEMENTS OF POLICY MATTERS OFF THE CUFF eg.

    1. A Bill to stop bottom pinching
    2. A Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat
    3. 100,000 teen pregnancies a year. (Do not ask me how many D & C I did as a houseman at the KLGH)
    4. A new Unit to look after women and girls in a Ministry which had been doing this for decades.
    5. No one used the Registry for Sexual Harassment.
    6. A fake fight between a small deputy minister and a Minister.
    7. A Bill to protect Men from being raped by Women. First in the World ?
    8. A toy car plane because other countries have it too.
    9. A few gaffes from the Ministry of Education like appointing the fellow to be a Vice Chancellor who was the first to pay over a Bilion ringgits by Maybank for just a piece of paper licence to sell shares in Singapore. I reckon at least half a dozen brokers were willing to sell for HALF THE PRICE !

    One can only assume that these junior aduns were acting alone and not part of the New and Incorruptible Government Team

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem if all worked together as a TEAM and in camera without rushing to the media. The future is bright.

  59. mubarakchan Aug 12,2019 8:59 PM

    Tun

    Your succinct and logical replies to loaded questions from the media on khat and Lynas were perfect examples of how to diffuse a situation when the antagonists want to split hairs on minor issues of the day.

    Neophytes of Malaysian Politics have much to learn from your long record of sensible and logical rhetorts born of an informed and educated Prime Minister who does not lie or steal without regrets or remorse. Euphemistically called sarcastic retorts.

    The proponents of minor issues who made their political living by perennially splitting hairs and saying ‘No’ to all and sundry have exposed themselves as of superficial calibre. In this they have mocked themselves also.

    Strangely, a large proportion of these elected delegates still wallow themselves in the mud of the Opposition without realising that they are now the Rulers and not the down-trodden governed of decades past.

    How long the de-nazification of these brain-washed types will take depends on their hidden agendas or ambitions ? I suppose even those who sleep with them on the same bed will not know.

    In the meantime, the fast moving and chugging train of the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team must move on without hindrance as the damage done by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt Elite and its GLCs is huge and damaging without remorse or regrets.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem with the troublemakers, detractors, naysayers, bad hats and morons. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the Men In Black for the good hormones to flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  60. mubarakchan Aug 9,2019 11:53 AM

    Tun

    My Heartiest Congratulations and the Very best Wishes to you and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah for your Wedding Anniversary which was celebrated in Fukuoka, Japan, yesterday.

    May both of you be blessed with Good Health and Happiness always.

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  61. mubarakchan Aug 8,2019 3:32 PM

    Tun

    Our Minister Rafidah Aziz had always commented seriously with common sense through the years.

    I AM OF THE OPINION THAT SHE SHOULD BE ONE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE PRIME MINISTERSHIP IF THE NEED ARISES. She now fits the bill of a Malay elite who is qualified to be an elite and not behave like a hoi-polloi from the streets.

    Minister Rafidah Aziz will make a Good Prime Minister. She will definitely deal with all OUTSIDERS ON LEVEL TERMS. Like no hot relationships or secret retreats to be COMPROMISED at the drop of a hat.

    Her recent comments which are worthy of consideration, thus .

    1. ” DO NOT OVERLOAD THE CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL WORK. ”

    2. ” KHAT CAN BE A SELECTIVE SUBJECT.”

    3. ” DON’T MAKE IT A NATIONAL PROJECT “. YB was referring to the absurd Flying Car which is now produced decades behind those of other countries. Perhaps, the YB Minister in charge of business is not aware of the reports in the American magazines like POPULAR SCIENCE AND POPULAR MECHANICS. And he is probably not aware of the following saying, thus

    ‘ THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE QUALITY AND PRICE OF THEIR TOYS.’

    Our beloved Malaysia was already down in the dumps as created by the raping vandals of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. It was a shameful episode.

    Not only that, our beloved Malaysia was also the laughing stock of the World because of the 1MDB Scandal which permitted little unqualified fat boys to handle money equivalent to the monetary reserves of a small nation. If this is not IDIOCY AT ITS FINEST, what is ?

    For decades, the Rakyat enjoyed the low prices of all types of food. But the crazy shenanigans of the Corrupt BN Government permitted the dislocation of our socio-economic system giving rise to the present uncontrollable rise in all our goods. This will take much time and energy to rectify back to NORMALITY.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Minister Rafidah Aziz heads the list of Malay elite to be a PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, NO UNSEEMLY VIDEOS FOR HER ! AND SHE HAS A PROVEN PROPER MIND-SET TOO. Acheh !

    Let us not forget only 4 Malay elite left after 3 Generations of Malay elite, 1971-2018 who indulged in self-immolation and self-attrition arising from SELF-INDULGENCE, your good-self Tun, your long-standing reliable friend aged 80, my Christ’s College, Cambridge, friend aged 40 and now YB MINISTER RAFIDAH AZIZ QUALIFIES TO BE A PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA AS A TOP MALAY ELITE. Let the Rakyat decide.

    A very thin blue line to defend us the Rakyat indeed !

    Little drops of water will make a mighty ocean. Little grains of sand will build the mighty land which is our beloved Malaysia !

  62. mubarakchan Aug 8,2019 10:29 AM

    Tun

    We used to say that in World events, a week is a long time. But now with the Net, a day is a long time! Here are the ominous reports from the Financial Times, London now owned by Nikkei of Japan thus

    1. ” U.S. STOCKS FIGHT BACK AMID MOUNTING ECONOMIC GLOOM ”

    2. ” U.S. HAS FEW TOOLS TO WEAKEN THE DOLLAR ”

    3. ” U.S. AGENCIES BARRED FROM BUYING HUAWEI EQUIPMENT ”

    4. ” GOLD PRICES TOP $1,500 AS HAVEN RALLY ACCELERATES ”

    All the above-mentioned headlines added up to one word, ” RECESSION ”

    May be this is the first World Recession caused by a US President who relied on himself as his own counsel.

    Malaysia should be obliged to Trump for just one thing. President Trump tore up and threw the sneaky Lee Kuan Yew crafted and designed TPPA into the waste paper basket on his first day in office.

    Yet, Singapore kept at the TPPA without the US and broadcasted the TPPA/CPPTP would be just as good. Stupid. How could this be when the US market is absent ?

    Now Singapore is pushing the truncated CPPTP and our stupid Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 signed it to be ratified after the 14th GE. The BN lost with Singapore gnawing its teeth in anguish. So very close. Yet so very far !

    THE TPPA WAS FIRST SOLD TO THE BN GOVERNMENT WITH THE US MARKET BY THE TREASONOUS OFFICIALS OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. Vide. NSTP January 2018, thus

    Headline in NSTP. ‘Malaysia must sign the CPTPP’ by an treasonous ex-official. May be only in Malaysia, fools are born every day !

    I do not see how the United States can win any Trade War given its political and socio-economic structure which has not been revamped or reformed since the end of World War 2. Most of the infra-structures in the US today were born out of the recession in the 1930s. Any serious spending by the US Government is on armaments. Strange.

    When I first came across the American literature in my teens, I found there was a great emphasis on the history of the Greeks and the Romans. And today, the present Americans are practising exactly what the Romans did before Rome’s fall – withdrawing to the centre from the periphery and not staying put to influence the enemy/rival compounded by the fact that America’s long-time friends are now neglected and left to fend for themselves. This unorthodox policy upsets all the friends who are now gritting their teeth, tearing out their hair and beating their chests in frustration and agony. As we now know, Tun, a day is a long time in present day politics. Instead of stationing troops on friendly soil, robotic American missiles will take their place ! To save money, presumably.

    With all the signs which could be gathered on America, it is good to come to a conclusion which is to EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, TUN !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia is now operating on a clean slate, thus

    1. A New and Incorruptible Government

    2. An iconic Leader and Prime Minister with an honest and motivated Team with DSAI by his side.

    3. A sound Minister of Foreign Affairs, a tested book-keeper in the Treasury, seasoned YBs in the Ministry of Interior and Defence and important YBs in equally important Ministries of Trade, Tourism etc.

    4. The endemic Corruption is now beaten down concomitant with the recovery of illicit cash.

    With a solid team to be exhorted to tighten its efficiency and be ready for the unexpected, our beloved Malaysia can only take advantage of events as a facile team in governance at the height of crisis which is expected to come in the near future.

    For those cognoscenti of Malaysian Politics, they would agree with me that we nearly all ‘dieded’ if the BN won the 14th GE. MOST IMPORTANTLY SINGAPORE SURVIVES AT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S EXPENSE, LOCK STOCK AND BARREL.

    BUT MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    During this crisis which duration is as yet unknown,

    IT PAYS TO STUDY HOW SINGAPORE IS GOING TO SURVIVE WITHOUT LOCKING IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS ITS SLAVE STATE.

    Strangely, both Singapore and Malaysia suddenly veered diametrically opposite each other IN ALL ITS UNDERTAKINGS ! Vide. Singapore’s cancellation of its mammoth project on Penang’s mainland today.

    As I see it, there is only one WAY for Singapore to survive decently, honourably and profitably WITHOUT POKING MALAYSIA’S BACKSIDE ALL THE TIME FOR LITTLE BENEFITS LIKE ROCKS, RAILS, KTM LANDS, LOW HANGING FRUITS, NSTP CHIEF EDITOR’S CHAIR, ETC. Little things of NO CONSEQUENCE TO MALAYSIA.

    As I said before, if Lee Kuan Yew had invested the trillions of US Dollars into 4,000 tons of GOLD before 2000, from his QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE COLD WAR 1948-1989 LUSH PROFITS, Singapore would have been the KING OF THE HILL AND NOT JUST A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR SINCE OCTOBER 2008. So why this did not happen ?

    As Tun said it is the MIND-SET !

    Lee Kuan Yew was a narcissist and arrogant. Apart from his peers like Goh Keng Swee, Barker, Rajaratnam, none of those close to him dare check him or provide him with fresh ideas. For example, his buddy commented, ‘ Kuan Yew cuts a fine figure.’ Hmm !

    All the brilliance about Lee Kuan Yew turned out to be JUST A SMOKE SCREEN FOR AN ORDINARY MAN WHO DID NOT IMPROVE HIMSELF SINCE HIS HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AT CAMBRIDGE. Let us not forget he was an ATHEIST !

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is humble and does not boast about his achievements which are very many as I listed them before.

    TUN’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS THE CREATION OF THE 6 MILLION MALAY MIDDLE INCOME FAMILLIES WHICH JIVE WITH THE 6 MILLION NON-MALAY FAMILLIES WHICH PROVIDED GOODS AND SERVICES. This is the ultimate Political Ballast for our beloved Malaysia which no other country has achieved. If at all, the destruction of the middle income families we see every night on the TV.

    Tun’s humbleness and quiet demeanour hide HIS WISDOM, BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE. Hence, the naysayers, the troublemakers, the bad hats, the detractors and the morons were all take aback when Tun became the Prime Minister again in 2018.

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY UNLIKE LEE KUAN YEW WHO HAD DR ALBERT WINSEMIUS THE EXPERT FROM UN TO GUIDE AND FASHION SINGAPORE, OUR TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS HIS OWN ADVISER WHICH WAS LET DOWN BY THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES WHICH ARE NOW NO MORE. NO MORE SCANDALS BLAMED ON OUR BELOVED TUN WHILST THEY COLLECTED BANKS, STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS, SMALL LISTED COMPANIES, LANDS IN BUKIT TUNKU, PADDED THE PURCHASES OF PROTON ETC.

    Now, it is clearly seen that ALL OF TUN’S PROJECTS WERE SOUND AND VIABLE and those for Singapore as implemented by Lee Kuan Yew’s Public Policies failed MISERABLY TO THE COST OF SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS. 47 Failed Policies. Vide, chedet,cc.org. ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew.’ September 2010.

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun conducted his role NORMALLY WITHOUT FANFARE.

    On the other, the narcissistic and arrogant Lee Kuan Yew produced a lot of BLUFFOLOGY, Singapore’s only Natural Resource, and failed miserably at the end of the day which included his 4 Initiatives to save his Legacy for Singapore and his inheritors, 1) Temasek 2) FT imports 3) 2 casinos 4) the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer, TPPA/CPTPP.

    WITH THE FAILURE OF THE 4 INITIATIVES OF LEE KUAN YEW, SINGAPORE IS NOW IN A VACUUM FACING A RISING STORM IN THE WORLD IN WHICH SHE IS THE MOST TINY CITY STATE with only 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50. Vide. Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011.

    A CLASSIC TALE OF TWO CITIES FASHIONED BY TWO ICONIC LEADERS WHO PERFORMED DIAMETRICALLY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. One succeeded FAMOUSLY. The other failed INFAMOUSLY !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  63. mubarakchan Aug 7,2019 10:32 PM

    Tun

    My Heartiest Congratulations on the conferment of a Honorary Degree by a distinguished University in Fukuoka, Japan today in recognition of your valuable contributions and services not only to our beloved Malaysia but also the World.

    How many Malaysians realise the significance of such a Honorary Degree conferment ? How many Malaysians realise the following Nations honoured you Tun thus,

    1. Indonesia. 2. Singapore. 3. Thailand. 4. Pakistan. 5. Turkey. 6. Japan where you were also honoured with the highest Japanese award for a non-Japanese by the retiring Emperor of Japan.

    And yet, anyone in Malaysia with a head, a pair of arms and legs who desires to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia now start pushing and jostling to be considered.

    Instead of putting ourselves to the wheel to make our economy a SUCCESS under your esteemed LEADERSHIP.

    The long list of countries honouring you is not to ‘butter you up’ or ‘carry your legs’.

    IT IS SERIOUS RECOGNITION OF YOUR ABILITY TO GOVERN A COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLES IN PEACE AND HARMONY FROM A LONG-STANDING RECORD AS RECOGNISED BY THE HIGHEST LEADERS OF IMPORTANT NATIONS.

    To be a Prime Minister, A PERSON HAS TO BE BORN AND NOT MADE.

    Again, these hoi-polloi think of their SELF-INTERESTS AND HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WAS DOWN IN THE DUMPS AFTER BEING RULED BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND THE GLICs.

    With their victory, Lee Kuan Yew’s sneaky TPPA/CPTPP would have been ratified and our beloved Malaysia enslaved forever by tiny Singapore.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES. Tun, your due consideration of duty and responsibility to the country Malaysia we all love, made you determined to oust the BAD AND RESTORE THE GOOD.

    This is an on-going matter as the RAPE AND WANTON DESTRUCTION OF OUR HAPPY LAND WAS SO EXTENSIVE WHICH GAVE RISE TO ALL THAT WAS BAD LIKE THE HIGH COST OF FOODSTUFFS TODAY AND MORE.

    It is only with your character and firm Leadership which will NAVIGATE ALL THE MALAYSIANS OUT OF THIS WHIRLPOOL OF DANGER AS CREATED BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. This will take time which no one can fathom or deny.

    Of course, a successor will take-over from you when the time comes.

    I HAVE SAID IN OTHER COMMENTS THAT IT IS NOT PROPER TO REQUEST AN ICONIC STATESMAN WHO EMBARKED TO SAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA TO LEAVE JUST LIKE THAT. It is courtesy for him to decide when it is the appropriate time to do so.

    The hoi-polloi have no locus standi to try to push out an ICONIC STATESMAN LEADER OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FROM HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES BEFORE COMPLETION. Let us not have short memories.

    After Tun’s retirement in October 2003, the naysayers, the troublemakers, the detractors, the bad hats and the morons crawled out of their holes to pour the finest vitriol on his head right up to 9 May 2018. This should not be forgotten.

    His protégés were no longer protégés but his BOSSES when these ordinary people lost their heads swimming in POWER. This episode put our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat on the chopping block (TPPA) in FAVOUR OF TINY SINGAPORE WITH NO HUMAN OR NATURAL RESOURCES. We Malaysians had sunk that low. A historical period which I once labelled as ‘ SELLING OUR GRANDMOTHERS DOWN RIVER.’

    It was the humble and compassionate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who WILLINGLY gave up POWER in October 2003 because he loved our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat.

    Just look at those who came after him, 2004-2018, raping and vandalising our beloved Malaysia after DECADES OF HARD-WORK 1957-2003 BY ALL OF US.

    Who gave these ex-protégés the licence to RAPE AND VANDALISE BUT THEMSELVES !

    Both served the interests of tiny Singapore. The final stab in the back of the Rakyat would have been the Lee Kuan Yew inspired and created TPPA/CPTPP. Here is a true story.

    A few days ago, I bought a packet of blue cheese labelled ‘COSTELLO’ which was the cheapest amongst others. I thought it was Spanish. After I had a snack at mid-night, I curiously examined the label which said, ‘Made in Shanghai, China’ and the importer was in Singapore. I felt cheated because I thought I bought Spanish blue cheese and not made in China blue cheese which tasted slightly sour with less blue markings.

    THIS EPISODE WOULD HAVE APPEARED OVER A MILLION TIMES IF THE TPPA WAS RATIFIED AFTER THE BN GOVERNMENT HAD WON ON 9 MAY 2018 !

    And the advantage to Singapore as confirmed by the Singapore Business Times in January 2017 which boasted that with the TPPA, Singapore would save a minimum of S$ 1 Billion annually. In other words, Malaysia would have LOST RM 3 Billion annually. Stupid !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. The problem only arises when a problem is not understood by the ‘MIND-SETS’ of 99% of the population.

  64. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 8:25 PM

    Tun

    As I recently said in your distinguished Blog that these are exciting times for us living in ASEAN.

    For analysts looking in from the outside, Malaysia looks bombed out after the rape and vandalism by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Non-caring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, Singapore’s Leadership and elite live in the Past, Thailand is Thailand, Vietnam is dependent on the wishes of Trump, Indonesia has promise and The Philippines has Duerte. Hence, one analyst with the FT came up with the following story over the week-end, thus

    ” THE ASIAN STRATEGIC ORDER IS DYING. FORTY YEARS OF PROSPERITY IN THE REGION IS NOW UNDER THREAT. ”

    The ‘Threat’ by whom ? America ? A sometime long-standing friend of all in Asia and ASEAN ?

    Yes Tun ! Looking at the surface of ASEAN and ASIA, it seems the miracle of socio-economic developments have run its full course. But we Asians do have intellect to create and develop what is best for ourselves in conjunction with others.

    There have been examples given by me here in these columns, thus,

    1. The Northern Corridor of Malaysia, This Region encompasses Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu. The New Proposals of Development based on the important Hub of Kulim International Airport with 3 runways ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO FORM A CATALYST TO KICK-START THE WHOLE PANOPLY OF PROJECTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THESE STATES.

    2. The Proposed Confederation between Singapore and the United Kingdom/Scotland which cannot be ignored by the Singapore Leadership and elite who lived in the PAST when it is the future which will be their saviour.

    3. The long gestation of the Isthmus of Kra Canal has cost Thailand dear. Not only the loss of at least US$ 6 Billion a year but the peoples of Southern Thailand standard of living not alleviated through socio-economic means. A Canal and its Construction will fill the Southern Thais with Wealth and a full stomach with a future for them and their families. Like this who want to fight anymore ?

    4. The planned infra-structural developments of Indonesia are not small because of the size of the country.

    5. Vietnam and Cambodia add on the icing to the developmental Cake of ASEAN.

    Who can safely say that Asia’s prosperity is under threat.

    Tun as you are aware as an iconic Leader of a Life-time, IT IS THE POLITICAL WILL IN ALL THESE ASEAN COUNTRIES WHICH HAS TO EXERT ITSELF FOR THEIR OWN AND COMMON GOOD IN OUR FUTURE INTERESTS.

    With the queer behaviour of certain major Western Leaders, it pays for ASEAN to follow the much worn cliché,

    ‘ GOD HELPS THOSE, WHO HELP THEMSELVES ‘.

    ASIA AND ASEAN. WHERE ELSE BUT ASIA AND ASEAN, THE ABODES OF HARD WORKING ANCIENT PEOPLES FROM THE DAWN OF CIVLIZATION ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. BON VOYAGE TO JAPAN.

  65. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 1:45 PM

    Tun

    If the New Proposal to create a NEW INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY WITH AN INSTITUTE come into fruition as a result of a wise and wide-ranging Policy of the New and Incorruptible Government as led by you, Tun with DSAI and the Team by your side, THEN IT IS ONLY PROPER TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY POLICING FORCE EQUIPPED WITH FAST SMALL BOATS MANNED BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SPECIALISED ON THIS TASK.

    It is of the utmost importance that the new Industry of Inshore Fish Farming etc be properly controlled and supervised from the very beginning of its inception.

    TIME AND TIME AGAIN OUR NEW VENTURES WERE NEGLECTED AFTER A TIME DUE TO CORRUPTION, LACK OF SUPERVISION, A PROPENSITY TO FORGET DUTIES ETC.

    As a result, the whole edifice of any project has failed inevitably through the years leading to the wanton waste or loss of precious money.

    The Zoos are a prime example of lack of interest, maintenance and care due to Corruption. The animals suffered. ALL ZOOS SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Bon Voyage to Japan.

  66. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 1:30 PM

    Tun

    It is a happy day that you will p[ay another fruitful visit to Japan to seek out the best which this country can provide us in terms of technical expertise and financial assistance.

    The New Proposal to create an ORGANISED AND PROPER NEW INSHORE INSHORE FISH INDUSTRY IS ONE AREA JAPAN CAN HELP US.

    But as always, the follow up maintenance and enforcement of laws and regulations by the State or Federal Governments are poor, very poor.

    Here are a few real life examples thus

    1. Just a few days ago, a lift fell right through a high rise building with its passengers. Fortunately no one was hurt. There was a report that the lift was regularly serviced.

    IT IS OBVIOUS THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS WERE FAKED AND CORRUPTION RULED THE DAY IN THE TRADITION OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs.

    2. The Pasir Gudang noxious gas episodes were another case in point where there were Rules and Regulations. BUT NO ONE CARED TO INSPECT, MONITOR AND ENFORCE THE PROPER RULES AND REGULATIONS. Another left-over from the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    3. The distiguished IGP admitted a few days ago that some police men were using dadah.

    4. The thousands of road bumps and stripes created along the by-ways and highways of Kuala Lumpur. If the Corrupt takes RM 200 per bump and RM 50 per stripe, we can work out how much Corrupt Money was collected by the CORRUPT STAFF OF THE DEWAN BANDAR RAYA KUALA LUMPUR – millions of ringgits on items no one cared about.

    ALL FURTHER CREATIONS OF BUMPS AND STRIPES SHOULD BE STOPPED AND BANNED. These bumps and stripes are just ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR CORRUPTION LIKE THE GLCs. The Corrupt collecting corrupt money for doing no work.

    For those who are civic minded and concerned about the state of affairs which the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs perpetrated during their rule, of RAPE AND VANDALISM OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, THE 3 EVENTS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE ONLY THOSE WHICH ERUPTED INTO THE PUBLIC VIEW. There were many more such corrupt acts which affected the whole body of the Government Service.

    These Corrupt Practices which are mentioned above are just a comma in a whole page of CORRUPT PRACTICES.

    THIS IS THE RESULT OF HAVING A BUNCH OF CLOWNS TO RULE OVER US HARD-WORKING, DECENT AND GOOD MALAYSIANS 2004-2018 WHICH OUR BELOVED TUN HAS CANDIDLY ADMITTED WAS A MISTAKE. The mistake not only of clowns to rule over us but CLOWNS WHO COLLECTED 10,000 ROLEX and still not satisfied but to collect another 100,000 ROLEX more !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Bon Voyage to Japan.

  67. mubarakchan Aug 6,2019 9:22 AM

    Tun

    It is very good news that you are visiting Fukuoka, Japan for two working days. My knowledge on this region is scanty. But it seems to me that Japan’s major institutes for the study and research of the sea and its sea-life may be located here.

    When I mentioned about the re-vitalization and conservation of our beloved Malaysia’s long coast line to develop a new industry for jobs, revenue and to enhance the livelihoods of fishermen in the creation of a NEW AND BOUNTIFUL FISH FOOD INDUSTRY two days ago, I did not realize that you were planning a fruitful visit to Japan again.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    It is opportune without any delay that Japan helps Malaysia to set up an Institute for the Conservation of Inshore and Riverine Resources which objective is to survey, study, research, record and recommend to the Federal Government how best to enhance and improve our inland sea-food stocks and resources for a new Multi-Billion Ringgit Industry to benefit not only our fishermen, entrepreneurs but the generations to come IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Only Japan can help Malaysia out in this respect as she had embarked to farm the sea for food in the 19th Century and her eventual successful industrialization and modern progress must have been carefully planned to dove-tail with this industry based on the sea.

    Likewise, Malaysia with its long coastal shore line must exploit this overlooked natural resource.

    We should not look down on fishermen and entrepreneurs who make a living from inshore fish, cockles, shrimps and mussels breeding. I see a great potential for the Government to provide jobs and the private sector to make not only a living but also money.

    The New and Incorruptible Government under your Leadership with DSAI and the Team by your side now sees so many new WAYS to create jobs and revenue for the Government eg

    1. The New Proposals at minimum cost for Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu – the Northern Region

    2. The Re-vitalization and Conservation of Inshore and Riverine Natural Resources to create a NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT INDUSTRY GUIDED AND ADVISED BY A JAPANESE FOUNDED RESEARCH INSTITUTE with at least 4 or more branches sited at key coastal points in West and East Malaysia.

    In the past, we just culled the living creatures from the sea and thought no more about further natural production and conservation. Now we pay the price of having no cockles to eat with our foods etc.

    And when the Singapore Puppet and Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs ruled, raped and vandalised our beloved Malaysia, ALL OUR WEALTH, THE RICH AND THE POOR, JUST PLUMMETED TO ZERO BASE AS SELF-INTEREST AND SELF-INDULGENCE like collecting 10,000 Rolex took pride of place. All Rakyat suffered in anguish and in silence – 2004-2018

    The ousting of the Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government, 2004-2018, on 9 May 2018 was a huge breath of FRESH AIR AND FREEDOM to do our own things FOR ALL IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST like this Japanese backed Institute to re-build our inland stock of sea resources as quickly as possible for all.

    Further, if our inland shore natural resources are properly developed with the help of the Japanese, THIS IS ANOTHER ATTRACTION FOR OUR DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOURISTS through hotels, catering establishments, sea sports and leisure etc. Many thousands of jobs will be created which could happen within 3 years !

    From here on, there should be long and sustainable stretches of coastline which is earmarked only for the inshore sea industry.

    For the factories which release the toxic wastes into the sea, these should be restricted, closely monitored or banned altogether to re-locate in another area.

    THE INSHORE FISH AND SEA RESOURCES INDUSTRY AND INSTITUTE SHOULD TOP THE LIST OF PRIORITIES OF THE MINISTRY IN CHARGE ALWAYS.

    This New Multi-Ringgit Inland Sea Industry can only grow bigger and bigger if the Government ALWAYS CASTS A BALEFUL EYE ON IT WITH DUE CONSIDERATION. As it is, the inshore fishermen are like Cinderella in the fairy tale, seen and neglected.

    IF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT RE-VITALIZES THIS SEA INDUSTRY, IT IS MONEY FOR JAM BECAUSE NOT MUCH NEW CAPITAL IS REQUIRED FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. BON VOYAGE TO JAPAN !

  68. mubarakchan Aug 5,2019 10:15 PM

    Tun

    Here is a classic case of FAKE NEWS, as reported in the NSTP today. So soon after I lauded the NSTP for coming alive with the right news suitable for the ordinary person in the street, thus

    1. NSTP Monday August 5 2019. ” HAMILTON PREVAILS. Mercedes AMG PETRONAS ace beats pole-sitter, Verstappen to win Hungarian GP. Formula One champion, Lewis-Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record seventh time yesterday.

    THE NSTP SPORTS EDITOR SHOULD BE SACKED FOR NOT DOING A PROPER JOB ! DID SOME ONE DELIBERATELY SABOTAGED THE PAPER.

    The real news from the real event as reported by The Star, thus,

    2. The Star Monday 5 August 2019. ” MAX FINALLY NAILS IT. YOUNG GUN VERSTAPPEN LAYS TO REST THE OLD POLE QUESTION. ”

    A word of warning to all media readers is that there is always an attempt to falsify the news every day. This should be exposed as soon as possible to stop this dastardly practice.

    The other headlines of note today, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE TOURISM RECEIPTS IN Q1 FELL 4.8% AMID GLOBAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.”

    A wake-up call to our Ministry of Tourism to double their efforts in encourage tourists to visit us from the Middle East, India, China and East Asia. There should be tourist packages linking the ASEAN countries with the main emphasis on the travel agents making the money. WITHOUT TRAVEL AGENTS DO NOT EXPECT TOURIST DEVELOPMENTS.

    2. ” SINGAPORE SHARES SHED 2% ON YUAN WEAKNESS, TRADE WAR. ”

    The effects of a reversal of Uncle Sam’s Post-Cold War 1948-1989 hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” affect all countries.

    The Great Question mark is what is the eventual effect created by Trump going for the unorthodox methods in a World which has not resolved the QE Bail-out of October 2008 and now his flip-flop ways dealing with other Nations. There is no doubt all are upset dealing with the unexpected. But at the end of the day, what is the gain for Trump and what is the loss for the World. This is as yet unknown.

    However what is known is that the GOODWILL AND TRUST WITH OTHER NATIONS WHICH UNCLE SAM BUILT UP THROUGH WAR AND PEACE MAY BE DESTROYED TEMPORARILY. In the past and for a very long time, nations big and small had depended on the goodwill and generosity of the United States to survive. But now this happy scenario is under threat from Trump’s unorthodox view and approach with the rest of the World. Who can foretell what the future holds for the United States and the World.

    3. ” YB. PROTESTS WOULD NOT AFFECT HK TOURIST ARRIVALS TO MALAYSIA ”

    A good point YB to be exploited with jolly good exhibitions in Hong Homg by the Tourist Board of Malaysia to showcase our peaceful, harmonious and hospitable land when things quiet down. Such money is worth spending. Kudos to you if your Ministry has a keen nose for business for the travel agents to make money.

    4. ” YUAN BREACHES 7 PER DOLLAR TO WEAKEST IN DECADE AMIDST TRADE WAR ”

    Not a happy headline to savour. But one which provokes deep thoughts of its origins and ultimate result. These are not happy events arising from a win-win situation but a contrived one designed to reduce the POWER of another rival.

    The Law of the Jungle amongst the mighty as it may be said.

    A flux situation which may be exploited by the wise and the astute to a Nation’s benefit like the proposed Confederation of Singapore with the United Kingdom/Scotland concomitant with the New Proposals at minimum cost for Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu – the Northern Region. These 2 important moves will kick-start movements in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam which we should all recognise as one.

    As the distinguished Tun Ismail Mohd. Ali said in 1974, ‘ HOW I WISH I AM THIRTY YEARS OLD.’ when it was first discovered that Malaysia had 23 trillion cu.ft.of gas.

    Another ancient saying which fits the bill,

    ” SMALL MONEY DOES NOT GO OUT. BIG MONEY DOES NOT COME IN.” Literally, a little bit of generosity will bring in the big bucks.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We certainly live in exciting times. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  69. mubarakchan Aug 5,2019 6:06 PM

    Tun

    For those tea leaf readers of Malaysia, the only subject that has surfaced is not Corruption or Security but the voicing of doubts in the ability of our Leaders and their Policies to achieve things in the National Interest of that of the Rakyat.

    However the good news is that there are less doubts in 2019 than when the Good and Incorruptible Government took control from the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs on 9 May 2019. There should be no doubt about this transition of POWER because it was smooth and seamless. This surprisingly underlined the resilience and strength of our democratic political system which held together at the most critical moment.

    The dearth of elite, Malay elite is there for all to see in the Cabinet.

    But our beloved Malaysia is fortunate you Tun did not shirk your duties and responsibilities together with DSAI and the Team. It is from here, our beloved Malaysia will rise again like the mythical Phoenix from the ashes of rape and vandalism of our beloved land, Malaysia.

    We might be poor now but we Malaysians stand united, proud and strong. And on this, we will be one of the best Nations in the World because if we the Rakyat do not make it this time, WE NEVER WILL.

    It is from here, that the fleshing out of the animal being one of the 4 important small countries of the World will begin given the Will and Inclination of those concerned.

    In your position, an iconic Leader who had experienced the SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS, would have meted out fair and justifiable Policies most of the time. Unlike Lee Kuan Yew who ended Public Life with at least 47 Failed Public Policies.

    Vide. http://www.chedet.cc.com.my ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’ September 2010. History Is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    Time and time again you have stressed the importance for all to have a proper ‘MIND-SET’. This hits the nail right on its head because without a strong or normal or proper mind-set, a person achieves nothing of note.

    But for the Rakyat who understand how the World goes round, this reminder is a wake-up call for all of us Rakyat to put our shoulders to the wheel like you and your Team to progress to the highest level of success which is humanly possible.

    There is now a semblance of a firm, sincere and determined Leadership led by the Government. But the odd frivolous comment like a Bill to protect men from women, will certainly jar the stability of an otherwise orderly Society. Hopefully, from now on, the focus will be on the CONFIDENCE AND ABILITY of all Malaysians to make good.

    I believe this is on the WAY.

    With the expected stronger headwinds next year 2020, Malaysia is well-protected by your experienced Leadership and the beginnings of a New Malaysia. A scenario whereby an unlimited number of white rabbits are pulled out of a hat by you.

    If we look back for the news in the 1930s, the news reports of bombings and killings were with us as though it was only yesterday. In the modern day World since the early 20th Century, there have been more WAR days than PEACE days.

    And yet, our beloved Malaysia has been at PEACE since the Communist Insurgency died down by the 1970s.

    Someone mentioned in the media that you Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is somewhat similar to Lee Kuan Yew. AND YET NOT SO SIMILAR.

    I would say that a comparison between the 2 Leaders is like comparing chalk and cheese.

    On the one hand, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a humble person does not boast and none of his Policies have failed so far. Those crooked closest aides have now all gone. All attacks on Tun were without substance and frivolous.

    On the other hand, Lee Kuan Yew’s obsession for Singapore to be better than our beloved Malaysia took its toll at the end of the day. He lost sight that it was the blessing of Uncle Sam via the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 gave Singapore the edge over Malaysia !

    The only WAY for Singapore to survive in its present form is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND which is good for Singapore, ASEAN and the World. What say you, Singapore ?

    But through our own efforts, a second chance to build up our human and natural resources have materialised again. I am certain that Malaysia will achieve her objectives with more productive efficiency.

    For now, we have to go back to the basics of economic development as our human resources have taken a knock in the Dark Age, 2004-2018. Production of goods and service could be promoted as these are not greenfield projects but were being looked after in the normal manner.

    A huge and disparate area of productive activity is along our beloved Malaysia’s coast-line which fosters the livelihood of thousands of poor fishermen and their families who are worth looking after by the Federal Government not only on humane grounds but also to CREATE AND BUILD A NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT SEA-FOOD INDUSTRY.

    To achieve the objective is cheap and practical. IT IS TO ENSURE THAT THE MANGROVE SWAMPS AND THE WHOLE COAST LINE ARE PRISTINE AND NOT POLLUTED AND THE FISHERMEN TAUGHT TO CONSERVE THE SEA STOCK AND BE EFFICIENT IN THEIR FARMING FROM THE SEA.

    Again, Japan is the country our beloved Malaysia should look to on how to improve our inshore sea food stock for the benefit of our Nation and her fishermen and families. Where are you, YB in charge of fishermen and fishing ?

    And as some wise critics would criticise the above ramblings, the purpose of my writings has always TO INSTIL LOYALTY AND GRATEFULNESS IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF OUR FELLOW MALAYSIANS which is aptly described in an ancient saying thus,

    ” CUT THE GRASS. DESTROY THE ROOTS “. A common practice by victorious armies because by this brutal act, security is ensured with the destruction of the followers with LOYALTY AND GRATEFULNESS DUE TO THE DEFEATED EMPEROR. History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth, Tun !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded. Aceh !

  70. mubarakchan Aug 3,2019 10:59 PM

    Tun

    Apart from the raging controversy about Trump’s unorthodox ways of managing the United States of America and imposing his United States hegemony on the World, right here at home, we have a rising tide of a non-controversial subject which is your Leadership of our beloved Malaysia.

    Headlines such as these, thus

    1. ” I WILL STEP DOWN.”

    2. ” WE PREFER DR M AS PM BECAUSE HE IS’NT EASILY INFLUENCED ”

    This is one of many virtues as viewed from PAS an Opposition Party in cahoots with lesser political souls.

    What is my thinking on this ?

    1. MALAYSIA HAS ONLY ONE LIVING ICON, TUN DR HAHATHIR MOHAMAD.
    In other countries, a living icon is revered by all the peoples as an eternal leader to lead the whole Nation forever. But our Malaysia is democratic.

    Therefore, it is up to Tun to decide within himself and in his own experiences and conscience of what happened to him and HOW HE AND THE RAKYAT WERE TREATED THE MOMENT HE GAVE UP POWER IN OCTOBER 2003.

    I recollect his naysayers, detractors, troublemakers and morons queued up to pour the finest vitriol on him until mid-night 9 May 2018. This is recorded in history.

    Subsequent to this, it was alleged an ex-secretary became THE PRIME MINISTER and a rich man’s son who did not attend Singapore’s famed maths classes, became lost in the trillions of ringgits so printed by the august BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA. This fellow lost the plot and found it easier to count luxury brands like 10,000 Rolex watches etc. With his fumbling with Malaysian Maths, the Rakyat, the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Ibans, the Kadazans and all, BETWEEN 2004-2018 LOST 30% – 50% OF THEIR HARD-EARNED WEALTH, THE RICH AND THE POOR WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

    This was the general raped and vandalised landscape of Malaysia which was eventually exposed after months of discovery rummaging amongst the records of the Ministry of Finance and Bank Negara Malaysia.

    2. This barren landscape was compounded by the fact the whole Civil Service was compromised to do zany things outside the norms of the traditional Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service.

    The Government coffers were as dry as the Sahara Desert, North of Timbuktoo !

    3. As for the precious Human Resources which most important component was the Malay elite because without them, the non-Malay elite cannot move according to the revered Constitution, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad found, HIMESELF, HIS BEST FRIEND AND ONE 40 YEAR OLD FROM CHRIST’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE WERE THE ONLY MALAY ELITE LEFT AFTER 3 GENERATIONS OF NURTURING WITHIN THE NEP !

    Only 3 elite left out of 3 GENERATIONS OF MALAY ELITE SINCE 1971. How ?

    Time is of the essence. Leaders are born not made. The elite have to be guided, groomed and tested.

    As the elite are THOROUGHBREDS AND NOT DONKEYS, they have to be selected at the end of the day. This takes time.

    4. Hundreds of useless and corrupt Potemkin GLCs were established according to Policy between 2004-2018 during the rule of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite because WITHOUT THINKING, IT WAS DECLARED THAT SINCE SINGAPORE HAD THEM, IT IS GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO HAVE GLCs.

    Since America has NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS IT IS ALSO GOOD FOR MALAYSIA TO HAVE THE SAME TO THE CONSTERNATION OF TINY SINGAPORE. Who cried out loud, not that way folks but this way because if you careless folks press the wrong switch, WE ARE ALL GONNA (Singlish) !

    5. Some experts are very esoteric in their fields of study. They want ALL PRIME MINISTERS TO SEAT IN THEIR CHAIRS AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE LIKE MUSICAL CHAIRS. How to warm a seat this way ?

    HAVE WE MALAYSIANS LEARNT OUR BITTER LESSON OR NOT, TO INVITE ANY TOM, DICK OR HARRY TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO KILL US.

    We have already ‘dieded’ once. Only funeral rites were to complete the whole funereal SHOW PRODUCED BY LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE via the signed TPPA/CPTPPA – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE SME SIGNED IN SUPPORT OF KILLING HIMSELF AND WAS ENNOBLED FOR HIS NOBLE EFFORT ! Beautiful ! Killing ourselves by signing with our own hands. ONLY DOPES FELL FOR THIS ONE ! Fellows who used the wrong heads eternally !

    If this was not crazy, what was Tun ? And the Israelis were all over the boudoir as confirmed by the Sarawak Report today headed by a Lyon and a Saddler !

    6. WHAM ! PRESTO ! OUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS MALAYSIA’S VERY OWN CAPTAIN MARVEL APPEARED IN THE GUISE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. All the devils scampered back to Hell, Singapore or Israel !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    7. Those Malaysians who want to die again, please stand up to be counted !

    8. The happenings in the media and elsewhere is an absolute farce. Our Master Chef Dato Seri Wan would be up in arms at this selection of our beloved Malaysia’s Prime Minister as though he is a SECRET RECIPE !

    9. IT IS TIME ALL MALAYSIANS LEARN THAT PRIME MINISTERS ARE BORN AND NOT MADE.

    10. IT IS TIME ALL MALAYSIANS LEARN A PRIME MINISTER IS AN ICON DIFFERENT FROM THE ORDINARY PERSON IN THE STREET, UNLIKE YOU AND ME !.

    11. All know in their hearts and minds who performs best as a Prime Minister.

    Let us not pretend to be fair and just because the choice of WRONG PRIME MINISTERS IN THE PAST 2004-2018 NEARLY KILLED US ALL.

    12. Not only that during this period of Dark Ages, 2004-2018, the Rakyat, the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Ibans, the Kadazans and all lost 30%-50% of their Wealth due to the rapists and the vandals of our hapless land.

    13. To choose a Prime Minister is not like that of a beauty contest where only superficiality counts – beauty is skin deep. It is impossible to choose a Prime Minister based only on 2 or 3 criteria but on many imponderables which cannot be easily assessed..

    In the case of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, it is a Hobson’s choice – a choice of one only or none at all.

    14. Under any circumstance, it is up to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide within the context of his previous MISTAKES WHICH HE HAD ADMITTED CANDIDLY, HIS CONSCIENCE, HIS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO ALL THE RAKYAT AND THE CONSTITUTION WITH THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG AND THE ROYAL SULTANS AND WHAT THE TUMULTOUS WORLD THINK OF HIM AND HIS PURPORTED SUCCESSOR.

    15. Other imponderables which are not easily measured, concomitant with new factors which have cropped up with the present Dewan Rakyat, the sex maniacs thus ,

    a. One Adun wants to promote an Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill. If it is implemented, we Malaysians will be like Singapore with a dwindling population.

    b. Another Adun wants a Bill to protect MEN FROM WOMEN. Have we run out of durians due to the huge exports to China ? Or we Malaysian men have become sissies wearing female attire for a Bill to protect our private parts from purported female assaults.

    Both of these frivolous proposals come from serious Aduns of the incumbent Government who need carefully handling by the Prime Minister as such human politics come within his ambit.

    Therefore it is an onerous task for any Prime Minister to deal with the SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS !

    My personal view is that no one should grudge our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad if he decides to serve a FULL TERM which is fair and just because we all live to a ripe old age these days. Those who hanker for the Prime Minister’s job should get used to be patient and keep smiling !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones will flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  71. mubarakchan Aug 1,2019 3:45 PM

    Tun

    In reply to SanjayaChamara17, Singapore has always been a Chinese City, a Hokkien Chinese City. Remember the Indian coolies of Keppel Harbour and the Chinese coolies along the warehouses of the smelly Singapore River. And the Malay drivers and ‘peons’ working in the offices around Raffles Place !

    The demographics of Singapore have always been clear cut. First, the broad division into Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians and others.

    The Chinese huddled together into their different provincial and clan groups. Most of them trade with one another. I was surprised to find such clan affiliation still existed by the 1970s. For the older Chinese in those days, their private clubs dotted around the City were important nexus for doing business.

    An introduction to one of these ‘gentlemen’ clubs was a must in those days as golf was only available to the British. But with the coming of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore, golf and horse-racing became centres of social activities.

    With the setting up of the Jurong Industrial Park in the late 1960s, the Singapore Government made strenuous efforts to see as many Malays as possible were employed in the new factories sited there.

    As a boy in transit in war-time Singapore, I noticed that our Malay driver would cook boiled ubi kayu for his lunch and not white rice. The smell stuck in my brain since 1941.

    But to this very day, the previous imprint of Singapore’s demographics created by British Colonial Will, still plays a large part in its commercial activities like employment.

    Despite the intense Singapore Government propaganda, I love to view the CNA which sometimes makes a slip or two by their varied presenters.

    I must believe that you are here not on your own behalf but for someone else since you talk about a subject which we all know very well here in the heart of our beloved Malaysia. The huge Ministry of Information, Singapore I presume ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we ALL TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  72. SanjayaChamara17 Aug 1,2019 2:17 PM

    Movers and shakers ! despite looking for talents,here’s something to ponder http://www.businessinsider.my/half-of-all-malays-indians-in-singapore-feel-discriminated-against-when-applying-for-jobs-ips-survey/
    before we go on about the mickey
    1 information literacy ?that include media and the digital divide
    2 aristocracy still exist ?then why are these homogeneous doing here ?
    3 How can I help /contribute or give to our country

  73. mubarakchan Aug 1,2019 11:01 AM

    Tun

    Kudos to the New Chief Editor and the New Owners of the New Straits Times for making the paper to come alive so soon after the change of command !

    A newspaper should be generally informative with an all-embracing coverage to suit its subscribers especially in a small country like our beloved Malaysia. This the New New Straits Times of today has succeeded to a large measure. But with fine tuning of its content, the best is yet to come. The pitfall for the NSTP and its recent downfall was politics took over which turned readers away like myself when I stopped buying the paper after a life-time.

    A newspaper is a wonderful MARKETING TOOL for the astute and the wise business person behind the press. Not only that, it is a MONOPOLY of sorts which might have taken a bit of a knock by the Net but in time, the desire to read in black and white will return with a vengeance like everything else in Life – there is a trend !

    Free copies of the NSTP to the SMKs will be a big plus for NSTP to cultivate a pool of young readers who will be its future readers and supporters. This ploy is played by the Chinese media on the vernacular schools to safe-guard their future readership. It’s a matter for SURVIVAL !

    Out of the NSTP to-day I could garner 6 headlines, thus

    1. ” HAIR-RAISING HK AIRPORT NOW A HOTSPOT ”

    An excellent article on how the Hong Kong Government cares for its people unlike the Penang State Government which apes Singapore.

    AND PENANG HAS TWO LARGE AIRPORTS !

    Strangely, there were close links between Hong Kong and Penang in the past due to the Hong Kong Alumni which were in place. A person would expect Penang to follow Hong Kong which is a better example than stand alone Singapore.

    2. ” OYSTER OOMPH ! TUCK INTO THIS DELICACY AT AN OYSTER FARM IN KEDAH ”

    There are many enterprising Malaysians who love making a living out of the sea and in the rural areas.

    The New and Incorruptible Government given its dedication to serve the Rakyat, should allot, finance and protect these entrepreneurs to expand their livelihood to make money.

    Our beloved Malaysia has thousands of kilometres of shore-line untouched but some places have been damaged by CORRUPTION CONCERNING THE CONTROLLING AUTHORITIES like Pasir Gudang and other parts of the coastline.

    Cockles farming was a big business until it was ruined BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs.

    The cockles used to be as big as a teaspoon. But now, I would be lucky to get 3 – 4 tiny ones the size of half a green pea from the wet market !

    Yet, the BN authorities just let this golden bonanza from the sea which serves the livelihoods of fishermen, withered away whilst they enjoyed GOLF thousands of kilometres away in Perth, Australia or Yunnan, China.

    Hopefully, the Government should not only rectify this WRONG but also safeguards and rehabilitates all such precious natural wealth for the benefit of the fishermen and their families. The urgent protection required is to STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR PRECIOUS MANGROAVE SWAMPS ALONG THE RIVERS AND SHORES OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    Punishment for wrong doing should be harsh to be an effective deterrent.

    FISHERMEN IN AN INDUSTRY ALONG THE LONG SHORE-LINE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH IS ENCOURAGED, PROTECTED AND ENHANCED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS A NEW MULTI-BILLION RINGGIT INDUSTRY !

    This is effective, practical and cheaper than giving out free fishing boats. An honest living is far better than those who collect 10,000 Rolex with stolen money !

    Where else but Malaysia ? Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    3. ” MALAYSIA SET TO BE TOP PALM OIL SUPPLIER TO INDAI ”

    Kudos to the Minister who is now slowly feeling her way around the sitting room filled with elephants, India and China. Our beloved Malaysia should be on kissing terms with these two friends whom we know well.

    Malaysia should find more ways than one visit to expand the palm oil business in both the countries. From here, there is Pakistan and Bangladesh, both our friends to sell more palm oil to.

    Palm oil is relished by Third World emerging countries which are populous. If Malaysia wants to expand in EU, then Malaysia through its Private Sector companies like the infamous Sime Darby, etc should buy up the whole lot of edible oil factories for easy access instead of jawing-jawing with no success.

    MONEY TALKS AS IT IS SAID and there is no FREE LUNCH FOR PALM OIL becausw long ago, European private interests had already invested in olive oil, soya bean, fish oil etc. This is the Great Wall of EU against the new palm oil of Malaysia and Indonesia who may have to join forces in the Private Sector to mop up the edible oil factories of EU. This is the practical and easy way to capture a market, the edible oil market of EU !

    As for India and China, a friendly approach to the Governments is all that is necessary to do the needful. Hence, the Minister should make it a fixture to visit these places at least 4 times a year. And a liaison palm oil office in each capital. And close down all the ineffective Tourist Board offices in EU and America which people know more about us without such offices.

    4. ” IHH UPBEAT ABOUT FORTIS PROFIT ”

    For starters, I never like foreigners managing MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ENTITIES ESPECIALLY GLCS.

    If they are any good, they would have stayed back in their home countries and make good.

    This fact has been proven time and time again that eventually the Malaysian Government lost huge sums of MONEY and the foreigner nowhere to be found.

    AND IN THE CASE OF IHH THERE HAS BEEN A RECENT SPATE OF SO-CALLED GOOD NEWS COMING OUT OF ITS COMMAND CENTRE TO TELL THE GOOD NEWS. TIME WILL TELL IN A BUSINESS WHICH IS FRAUGHT WITH HUGE COMMISSIONS CONCERNING GENERIC DRUGS etc MANAGED BY HIGHLY INTELLIGENT EXECUTIVES.

    My friend the richest Muslim of India told me how he made his fortune from generic drugs and private hospitals in India etc. And in IHH, it is alleged the foreign CEO collects RM 100 Million as his official salary a year. He is paid more than the Prime Minister of Singapore who gets only S$ 2 Million !

    5. ” KHAZANAH GAINS FROM FOREIGN DIVESTMENT “.

    Kudos to the Managing Director who is the sole Malay elite left from the Third Generation of Malay Elites. BRILLIANT. His educational background is impeccable from a College which when Lee Kuan Yew found out how good it was, he TRIED TO PARACHUTE ALL HIS SCHOLARS IN TO CROWD OUT THE MALAYSIANS. He knew he entered the WRONG COLLEGE, THE BOTTOM-MOST FITZWILLIAM HOUSE, WHICH GAVE HIM THE WRONG IDEAS IN LATER LIFE !

    Many investors are not aware that an investment portfolio must move with the trends or times to give a good return. Here is a true story, thus.

    In 1973, one fine morning in Singapore I visited my brother and said, ” Ching, you have this UOB shares which you bought at around S$ 2 per share. The price is now S# 22 per share. It’s a good time to sell.’ He replied promptly, ‘ Now I feel like water falling on a duck’s back. Nothing can harm me !’. When I heard his reply, I quietly left him and said nothing. A few months later, I heard he was desperately bailing out of UOB shares at around S$ 2 per share.

    Another true story which is not widely circulated.

    In October 2008, Singapore was purported to have lost US$ 108 Billion on the NYSE and the City. This was equivalent to RM 328 Billion. In early November 2008, Lee Kuan Yew appeared in the CNA and commented that Singapore would be locked in for the next 30 years.

    His first mistake was to permit the sovereign funds of Singapore to descend down to the level of the hoi-polloi and the Gnomes of Zurich from the lofty Olympian heights as managed by the Singapore Government 1972-2000.

    His second mistake was not to invest the trillion dollars of profits from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 blessed by Uncle Sam into 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce. If he had done this, Singapore would have been King of the Hill and not just a Knight in shining Armour.

    Third, Lee Kuan Yew grew accustomed to love Singapore’s large holdings in UBS, Bank of America etc.

    THE CHIEF LESSON TO BE LEARNT FROM LEE KUAN YEW’S FAILURE TO MAKE MONEY FROM SINGAPORE’S PORTFOLIO WAS HE GREW ACCUSTOMED TO LOVE THE SHARES.

    No investor should ignore the trends, the movements, the historical precedents or waves, etc which are part and parcel of ANY MARKET. Lee Kuan Yew paid the price by ignoring a part of history of which he was absolutely ignorant about. In other words, it is wise to take profits when one’s judgement and feel of the market is fulfilled.

    NO ONE KNOWS THE APEX OR THE VERY BOTTOM OF A MARKET.

    In this instance of Khazanah taking profits on its investments is correct and wise.

    Under present circumstances, Khazanah should retain only 30% of its Portfolio by October 2020, keeping 70% in good foreign currencies US Dollar, yen, Swiss francs and some GOLD because since the Crash of October 2008, the West is still in a dilemma about how to deal with the catastrophe which their politicians had created.

    The World is still being held up by QE to the extent of US$ 3 Trillion by the Fed and more by the EU. The jury is still out on how to resolve this huge bubble created by Western politicians. And to put more uncertainty into the conundrum, President Trump is pressing for a big reduction of interest rate by the Fed today ! He thinks he controls the Sino-US Trade War with his foot on the accelerator !

    WE MUST EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. THE TIME IS NOT FOR CONVENTIONAL ECONOMIC TOMES !

    KUDOS ONCE AGAIN TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KHAZANAH !

    A portfolio has to be actively managed and not to fall in love with like Lee Kuan Yew. Getting a good return is a must. Selling or buying should be the NORM to make MONEY. There is no SHAME in this. It is definitely not STEALING PUBLIC MONEY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT !

    6. ” PENANG FISHERMEN WARY OF PSR ”

    Of course they should be after being conned by previous Penang State Governments and their open sewerage system which killed all the fish and shrimps from George Town via Tanjong Bungah to Batu Ferringhi

    Not too long ago, in the 1960s, I could see the twinkling lights of in-shore fishermen off the Jalan Gurney area of Penang.

    As I said recently, it is appropriate in the 21st Century for the Penang State Government to convert completely into a Honolulu Hawaii type of sewerage system which does not permit raw human wastes to enter the open sea for the whole of Penang Island. The cost may be recpvered from the collection of charges over 100 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  74. mubarakchan Jul 31,2019 11:02 PM

    Tun

    I have mentioned many times in these columns how wonderful Life is for all of us in our beloved Malaysia. Life is a giver as well as a destroyer. Life is a subject which the younger generations do not think much about. As a result, they behave accordingly that for them Life is eternal and they will never die.

    I have a list of 65 names who thought I die first. The youngest was 39 !

    I found a common trait amongst the younger generation which was the question how old are you ? This is one question which I never ask another person. A question which I consider as rude, impolite and inconsiderate with a superiority bent unbecoming from a younger person. A lesser question of no less import is what do you do ? This is inquisitive rather than rude.

    On both, I normally just ignored them as I have always been exceedingly happy and willing to help others like our beloved Tun.

    Life is to be appreciated by all in this World of ours.

    Some could make Life very long (by doing more) like our beloved Tun who never stopped at serving or helping others through the POWER which he has held for so long. How many of us can emulate him and his Life ?

    But I can see around us that there are not only one but many who think they can fill his large boots. This is their privilege to do so. And those who failed become grinning clowns or morons.

    I come from a family of 12 sons and 12 daughters. All my siblings have gone without leaving a mark in the firmament. They all failed on the simple task known as WORK. They all retired when my father died ! They all thought they could get by without working.

    One had 6 capitals in a land where one normally began Life with no capital. By the time of his demise, all the desirable appointments which he hankered for were not within his reach because he got up at 11 a.m. and checked out of office at 4 p.m. to play tennis when the British were around and golf when the Malaysians were around !

    There is no doubt that all my siblings enjoyed themselves in Life. But none did see the Life with all its warts and barnacles which make up the complete picture ! The sufferings and happiness – the deaths and births – of Humankind in any part of the World which were the engine which drove our beloved Tun to greater and greater heights for us, the Malaysian Rakyat.

    As I said before, some of Humankind are born to be great, prime ministers or billionaires whilst others just fill up the pages of Life from Page One to Infinity – the 99.99 % ! With a more profound understanding of the wherewithal of our existence, I became exceedingly happy every day like our beloved Tun – a Life of Giving rather than Taking unlike those who collect 10,000 Rolex but actually they would be more happy with 100,000 Rolex !

    An ancient saying, ” When a person’s heart is not satisfied, IT IS LIKE A SNAKE SWALLOWING AN ELEPHANT. ”

    Yes ! The Mosaic of Life or a Tapestry woven into all sorts of colourful characters who played their part in what we call a SOCIETY presents its own reflection of its QUALITY.

    We can turn our SOCIETY into rubbish or into the VERY BEST IN THW WORLD. This is within our grasp in our newly given Life of 100 years. Our beloved Tun had the fortune of many Life times to give to us the Rakyat in our beloved Malaysia.

    Man proposes. God disposes !

    After the presentation of my personal view of Life, I was shocked by Life events in Singapore with the headline, thus,

    ” SUICIDES IN SINGAPORE JUMP 10 PERCENT WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING TEENAGE BOYS SINCE 1981.”

    For those who remember that in 1972, Lee Kuan Yew introduced his 2 Child Family Policy to create Singaporean Geniuses which no one in the World had attempted before, not even Hitler. By 1984, he realised that his Policy was not giving its intended results that of producing Singaporean Geniuses. None appeared even in the year 2019.

    His Policy brought on mental anguish, emigration, second Malaysian families, suicides, religious strife, sterilization, enforcement by income tax etc. The Singaporeans suffered silently and obediently. But the backlash to come and became incarcerated in the Human Psyche in the System was that the young refused to marry giving the normal birth replacement of Singapore at 2.1%, a resounding dip of 1.18% in 2017 and 1.16% in 2018. This is happening in one of the smallest City State in the World !

    If the figures of deaths including suicides are extrapolated on to the figures for births, we see that there is SOMETHING DRASTICALLY WRONG WITH A SYSTEM WHICH IS BASED ON THE COLD FIGURE OF MONEY ONLY.

    Singapore’s Meritocracy Policy has been discarded since 2014 when 2 Ministers announced that in future, applicants for jobs and promotions will be based not only on their academic qualifications but also on their other talents !

    In 1972, I sold all my assets when I found that my maths were not as good as the Singapore Government. The last straw was a young lady officer turned up and directed me to paint my property according to her colour chart. I moved away quietly.

    In a tiny place, the pressures of Life hit the weak and the young most.

    I have never forced my children to study hard to be Numero Uno in school even though I practised this when I was young. I permitted them to jump over 3 feet and not 4 feet to gain confidence. They are all doing well in Life. The brilliant 1% will always be brilliant !

    I also realised most human characteristics are not transferrable. Hence, the tale of the rich man’s descendants squandering all in 3 generations. This is the beauty of Humankind – all get an even chance given the circumstances.

    And in Singapore as it had been reported that even children commit suicide. What was the cause of their depression ?

    First, it could have been parental pressures to do well in school like their HDB flat neighbours. Second, it is the school system itself which could be inhumane to 99% of the school population.

    Recently, Jimmy Rogers, a well-known American billionaire and an ex-partner of George Soros, complained loudly about the Singapore School system in San Francisco. He claimed his daughters did not gain from it and he was misled when he first came to know about Singapore and resided there with the hope of benefitting his children.

    In modern terms, the Singapore Education System with its supporting staff for private tuition is out-dated because the desired results of producing the very best through this System, like Singaporean Geniuses, failed to hit the mark.

    Education today is not about FAILING the student unlike over 50 years ago. But education is to educate the young in the preparation for their Life’s journey in CONFIDENCE AND IN NORMALCY. All educators should know that there are different types of marking of the examination papers and also some young people matured later in Life.

    To see a rise in the suicides amongst young Singaporeans, there must be a travesty of justice somewhere. This attrition of the young does not reflect well on a society or any society for that matter. Until adulthood, a young person needs leisure, enjoyment and guidance, NOT BENDING TO HARSH RULES TO KEEP ALL IN LINE AT THE TOP. This is a HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

    I have a relative who succumbed to this nonsense at a young age in Singapore. A form of pressure which he could not withstand and succumbed without the understanding and support of his parents who expected him to perform like Lee Kuan Yew who is now seen by history to be quite a normal person after all !

    In Singapore, I also had an elderly staff member who committed suicide by jumping off a HDB flat when he was DISOWNED BY HIS SON. And before I forget, here is a true but sad story, thus ,

    A very Senior Singaporean Civil Servant left Singapore to work for the Malaysian Government when Lee Kuan Yew assumed POWER in 1959. After retirement, he returned to his house off Bukit Timah Road, Singapore. He died young at the age of 72. He left his house to his eldest son who asked his mother to leave the house. A distressed friend complained in the Net about the behaviour of this eldest son in the Net where I picked up the sad tale of a son with no filial piety in Singapore. It must be something to do with MONEY !

    Tun, ss an accomplished maestro in Malaysian Politics, one of your Greatness lies in your humane feelings for Humankind. In time, only then, the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers and the morons will realise what makes certain people GREAT. As ordinary people, this lot only appreciate a person who lops off a few heads ! Humbleness, kindness and consideration for others are not in their vocabulary, Tun !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded. Acheh !

  75. twinpeaks Jul 31,2019 8:20 PM

    Here is what I think Tun should do in order that we get the right person to lead the country at such a crucial time in the nation’s economy. Humans are snobs by nature. It is natural that most people if not all, like to cozy up to those who have the right names. Najib Tun Razak, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Mukhriz Tun Mahathir (sorry Tun), Khairy J son-in-law of Tun Adbullah Ahmad Badawi. And party delegates ‘automatically’ endorse well-known names to succeed their fathers. I know as I had been there myself too, to which I rejected as I thought this was a stupid way to do things the right way. But anyway, let’s be honest here. The only way Tun can Know if those familiar names that have been bandied around for a long time do In Fact have what it takes to be another Tun Mahathir is the following.
    1) Remove their name tags from their shirts.
    2) Have these interested candidates stand on stage in a town hall setting in a single row.
    3) Invite a panel of economists, central bankers, corporate figures, social workers and anyone else who can throw good questions on them.
    4) Do not let these candidates know what they will be questioned on in advance.
    5) Televise the debate live on RTM and TV3.
    6) Take pre- and post- debate polls on who people want to lead the country once Tun retires for good.

  76. mubarakchan Jul 30,2019 6:43 PM

    Tun

    There is a topic on ‘suicides in Singapore’ which I will only bring up tomorrow.

    And my happy and joyous comment on the installation of our beloved Yang di Pertuan Agong has attracted the jealous comment of a MAD FAKE resident on this Blog ! This is our beloved Malaysia for you and me Tun !

    Only fools will not realise the paramount importance of such an event today according to our revered Constitution which safeguards all the Rakyat !

    A Happy and Great Country if a person just gloss over its contradictions with tolerance and understanding.

    The haves should know their place under the Malaysian Sun with the notion that 10-20 Rolex is plenty and not 10,000 !

    Not only that it falls upon the haves to make a conscious effort to even out the inequalities and contradictions amongst the Rakyat whether rich or poor.

    Some very poor or penniless ones have become very rich.

    They told me that they avoided the UMNO over 20 years ago and instead, enjoyed riding the bus between Selfridges and Harrods with a Kuwaiti princess . Naturally, I was shocked by such thick-skinned and recalcitrant behaviour without any gratefulness to the very people who made them RICH, VERY RICH.

    And so it is, Tun, as you said our mind-sets and how we present ourselves to others is so very important especially in a place like our beloved Malaysia.

    Those with simple mind-sets tried to hog the lime-light by harping on issues which they copied from others due to their utter lack of understanding of issues like ‘contradictions’ or ‘fairness’ etc.

    But there are also those commentators who are normal, sincere and fair in this Blog. Fortunately, these good people are in the majority in comparison to the one or two who might be put back into Tanjong Rambutan, Perak or even the Woodbridge Home Singapore after having gone completely GILA which even a two year old will point out.

    Mind-sets are very important in all our undertakings whether public or private.

    This morning I watched the installation of the Yang di Pertuan Agong on TV and noted the serious and impeccable protocol as led by the Royal Grand Chamberlain in the conduct of his duties. The trained mind-sets of all the important participants in this important Royal event of a Nation which is resilient and dynamic in its progress upwards to the pantheon of Nations.

    This is what it should be, MALAYSIA’S ROYAL TRADITIONAL INSTALLATION OF THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG ACCORDING TO OUR BELOVED AND UNIQUE CONSTITUTION, ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS.

    Those who use vulgar words to denigrate our important National event of the utmost importance should be sent back to the holes which they came from and sealed them up as rotten rubbish.

    Tun, as you said rightly we all have a task to perform, an important task as fashioned by our mind-sets as much as possible.

    You have underlined the urgency of this task at hand by emphasising that THE NATION WILL DOUBLE ITS EFFORTS TO PUT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HIGH UP ON THE PEDESTAL.

    On this score, there will be many who would say they are willing to TREBLE THEIR EFFORTS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF INTEREST ON THIS TASK FOR OURSELVES, OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR DESCENDANTS BECAUSE WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT KNOWN AS MALAYSIA.

    Coincidentally, ALL THESE HAPPY EVENTS UNDER YOUR CONTROL AND THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT CONVERGE INTO AN IMPORTANT PERIOD OF TIME SINCE 9 MAY 2018 with the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    IN THE AFFAIRS OF NATIONS, FAT LITTLE IGNORANT PLAY-BOYS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED AT ALL COSTS !

    I have seen these types of Humankind many times over. Eventually, history overwhelmed them and put them out of existence. And their behaviour had much to do with their faulty mind-sets. As it is said ‘ Its the faulty genes.’ No more. No less.

    Throughout my life, I have tried to turn the bad into good. I NEVER SUCCEEDED. Likewise, I could never turn a good person bad. I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE BAD ARE BORN BAD. THE GOOD ARE BORN GOOD.

    Please take notice all you ladies and gentlemen aged 21 years old !

    And the best illustration of my life-long observation of MIND-SETS, MICE AND MEN IS IN THIS BLOG ! The twisted mind-sets of FAKES hiding cowardly behind FAKE NAMES try their very best to say their piece which reflects on their twisted mind-sets.

    Even my young grand-daughter noticed the different behaviour of Humankind. SHE WANTS TO BE A PSYCHOLOGIST a profession with great potential to help people in 21st Century Malaysia.

    And the first thing she must be conversant with is a sound knowledge of Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin and English !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We will all be there with success in time. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded as we are all exceedingly happy and satisfied with your Leadership ! Acheh !

  77. mubarakchan Jul 29,2019 3:37 PM

    Tun

    It must be remembered that on matters concerning Malaysia and Singapore, your Life-long career’s contributions to our beloved Malaysia must be mentioned and put into proper context or perspective. Only 2 major achievements may be recorded here apart from the thousands of your inspired projects which could not be mentioned due to a lack of space ! Your proverbial black note-book was the guiding light !

    1. YOUR CREATION OF THE 6 MILLION MIDDLE INCOME MALAY FAMILIES DURING YOUR 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION HAS NO PEER. No one in our recent memory has created such a group.

    This is more significant because on 13 May 1969, the Malays owned only 2% of the wealth of our country, the British the best 70% and the Chinese 25% of the third rate !

    In other countries, the middle-income groups are more likely to be destroyed rather than created.

    THIS IS THE NUB OF OUR POLITICAL STABILITY TODAY BECAUSE THIS MALAY GROUP INTERACT WITH THE 6 MILLION MIDDLE INCOME NON-MALAYS AS REGARDS GOODS AND SERVICES.

    And this is the VITAL POINT which any responsible and caring Government will nurture for their own success. Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs.

    With the forthcoming socio-economic expansion in Northern Malaysia, more stability and support for the New and Incorruptible Government comes into play !

    2. ALL YOUR INNOVATIVE AND VISIONARY PROJECTS WHICH WERE PUT IN PLACE DURING YOUR 22 YEAR ADMINISTRATION eg. Putrajaya, KLIA, PETRONAS Towers, North-South Highway, higher education. better health facilities, Langkawi, Tioman, Pangkor, Labuan, Proton, etc

    Even the NEP would have been a great success if not for the fallen Closest Aides. We leave this at that.

    Sadly, Singapore’s wherewithal seems to be sinking lower and lower day by day !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  78. mubarakchan Jul 29,2019 3:09 PM

    Tun

    Whether you like it or not, your distinguished Blog is now full of ‘contradictions’ ! It is a wonder how commentators could conjure all sorts of stories in keeping with this topic which was dug-out by the detractors, nay-sayers, trouble-makers and morons from long ago.

    I see no contradiction at all from the legal point of view. I write to-day not so much on trivial subjects of long ago, but on the current and interesting topic of a once mighty Tiger, Singapore.

    As I have pointed out, Singapore was wrongly structured with the main aim of doing down Malaysia.

    I have also said this uncalled for obsession with Malaysia as created by Lee Kuan Yew cost Singapore much time and money. This gave rise to unproductive distractions away from vital issues which would have benefitted Singapore more than ever.

    But Lee Kuan Yew who could not think like our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had always kept to the best that could be offered by conventional means.

    In our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad case, all his IDEAS were visionary, original, innovative and practical. His creativity is now dotted around Malaysia.

    This conventional belief of Lee Kuan Yew put him right in the middle of a huge mass of Humanity.

    Not only that, Lee Kuan Yew became a non-entity with conventional ideas for Singapore. He failed to replace his one-off radical idea which was the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 as blessed by Uncle Sam with another radical idea.

    Lee Kuan Yew was so dependent on Uncle Sam that he lost his focus and mojo when the Cold War suddenly imploded. This over-sight is what costs Singapore’s citizens and their economy today.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had invested the trillions of dollars into GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the year 2000, Singapore with 4,000 tons of GOLD would be the KING OF THE HILL AND NOT THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR TODAY !

    As it is the financial haemorrhage has been going on since 2002 to 2019 without an alternative source of revenue in sight. And this morning, another dreary headline from Singapore, thus

    The Edge Financial Daily, ” SINGAPORE’S EXPORTS FALTER IN JUNE “.

    It was clear for many years that if all of Singapore’s exports were put together, the revenue could not match that garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 !

    With the first technical recession in 2002, Lee Kuan Yew put together his 4 Initiatives to save his legacy for his inheritors e.g. Temasek, 2 casinos, FTs imports and the TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer to break the tariff barriers of Malaysia hidden inside 50 volumes of Agreement. ALL THE 4 INITIATIVES FAILED BY 2019. This was Lee Kuan Yew’s gamble with his citizens destiny.

    Now with a FIRST WORLD MENTALITY, SINGAPORE IS ONLY DELIVERING THIRD WORLD RESULTS. Lee Kuan Yew once claimed Singapore hit above her weight !

    IT IS OBVIOUS TO ALL AND SUNDRY THAT SINGAPORE NEEDS NOT ONLY A SOCIO-ECONOMIC RE-STRUCTURING BUT ALSO A POLITICAL RE-STRUCTURING AS WELL. Recently, a Singaporean commented that Singapore has LOST ITS WAY !

    The most logical, practical and beneficial for Singapore is to opt for A CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDON/SCOTLAND AT THE PRESENT TIME. Any deviation from this may not produce the desired results.

    The benefits of such a Confederation cannot be measured. But what is certain is that the negative factors arising from this Confederation will be minimal. With the Confederation, it is certain that there will be no more phantom hands to poke at our beloved Malaysia !

    THE CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND, ASEAN, ASIA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL ENTER A NEW AND DYNAMIC ERA INVOLVING THE PEOPLES OF ASEAN !

    What is better than this ? A kick in the backsides of ASEAN to push the Group upstairs sooner rather than later !

    THE PARTY THAT PROMOTES THE CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND WINS ALL WITH EASE !

    A radical IDEA to replace another radical IDEA from the Cold War 1948-1989 !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  79. mubarakchan Jul 28,2019 7:20 PM

    Tun

    Sorry. Very small typo error. the last word in my comment should be ‘….unimpeded. ‘

  80. mubarakchan Jul 28,2019 6:54 PM

    Tun

    Welcome home from your audacious and fruitful journey to Turkey, an important country in the Eastern Mediterranean ruled by a wise President.

    And the fitting headline, thus,

    ” PM: AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY. MALAYSIA MUST GRAB OPPORTUNITY OFFERED BY TURKEY.”

    Taking the line of thought of Tun, IT IS BEST TO PUT THE UNIVERSITY OF AEROSPACE IN KULIM WITH ITS 3 RUNWAYS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !

    These days are getting more and more exciting as the days rolled by.

    The Opposition is doing their best to disrupt the normal duties and responsibilities of the New and Incorruptible Government by bringing up all sorts of frivolous and minor issues. If they had spent a little more time caring for the Rakyat instead of wasting time on golf and did a bit of financial house-keeping during their time 2004-2018, they would not have sunk so low ! How Lo can they go, Jho Lo !

    A headline which no one should miss, this morning thus,

    ” A KING’S WISH FOR PEACE AND UNITY ” Daulat Tuanku !

    And a headline created by me within the context of present day politics, thus

    ” OF MIND-SETS, MICE AND MEN ‘ This should be an interesting title for your next book, Tun !

    How many Malaysians have the correct mind-sets these days ?

    I reckon there is not more than 1% with the 3 Generations of Malay elite engulfed by self-immolation and self-indulgence.

    Singapore’s elite is no better because they live in such well-cossetted surroundings, new and radical ideas just could not come alive in the deep recesses of their brains. This is one form of self-destruction through WEALTH like rich men’s sons.

    New ideas come out of dire necessity to survive, perform and deliver for self, family and Nation.

    And the mice, these are the naysayers, trouble-makers, detractors and morons who sell themselves and their naked souls for money in a place now awash with it especially in the houses of the honourable politicians. I have no complaints on this kind of livelihood as long as it is legitimate.

    But these fellows should not simply accuse others of CONTRADICTION when Politics is a profession based on the proper practices of the Laws WITHIN ANY CONTEXT ! Politics is a fine profession if practised well like business.

    And the Men involved are those in POWER especially over MONEY and the ability to DESTROY DESTINIES OF NATIONS OR TO BUILD FOR THE FUTURE.

    Arising from this, THERE ARE TWO SETS OF MEN IN POWER WHO HAVE THE DESTINY OF THE RAKYAT AND THE KINGDOM IN THE HANDS, thus

    1. The Penang State Government. Since 2008, this State Government had been hankering for huge mega projects after visits from delegations of comrades from down South.

    To turn Penang into a Little Singapore is a dastardly mistake because Penang is not a stand alone State but part of a huge Federation of States which the SUM OF THE PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE !

    Penang is DESTINED TO BE THE FINEST HOLIDAY AND LEISURE RESORT OF THE WORLD NOT A THIRD RATE TROPICAL CONCRETE JUNGLE BUILT WITH BORROWED MONEY.

    LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE. HE DID NOT DO FUNNY DEALS WITH BUSINESS MEN !

    And with the same Federal Government as the Penang State Government since 9 May 2018, this is the BEST TIME FOR THE PENANG OGVERNMENT TO SEEK THE BEST SUPPORT FROM KL TO IMPROVE ALL IN THE STATE AT THE LOWEST COSTS AND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT.

    Surprisingly, the current Penang State Government could not be flexible in its own and the Rakyat’s interest when FACED WITH NEW AND BETTER PROPOSALS TO DEVLEOP THE STATE FOR THE RAKYAT –

    PROPOSALS WHICH WILL BRING IMMEDIATE BENEFITS TO PENANG, ITS SUPPORTERS AND THE RAKYAT WITHOUT PAIN OR ANGUISH BUT A SEAMLESS IMMEDIATE CREATION OF WEALTH AND JOBS FOR ITS SUPPORTERS AND RAKYAT.

    Tun has commented that a proper MIND-SET is important for LEADERSHIP ANYWHERE ON THIS GLOBE ! The ability to understand, see and view any problem in FOUR DIMENSIONS. A person like this is called a VISIONARY !

    2. The other POWER HOUSE which needs a turbo-charger of an IDEA is Singapore since Lee Kuan Yew left them.

    The elite all huddled together and the best they could do in October 2014 was to produce a self-confession on the NON-SEPARATION OF EXECUTIVE POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, JUDICIARY, PRESIDENCY in one single tome called the ‘BIG IDEAS OF LEE KUAN YEW ‘.

    In it the ex-President, the ex-Chief Justice, the ex-Chief Civil Servant, etc recorded their gratefulness to Lee Kuan Yew in no uncertain terms. This tome and all the recorded public events which were recorded since the advent of Lee Kuan Yew as a POWER in 1959 clearly underlined how the tiny City State operated and was awash with the HUGE PROFITS FROM THE QUESIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM. ( To put into perspective, two true cases will underline the facts –

    i) In 1947-48, my Singaporean friend with the Remington franchise made enough during the Indonesian Colonels’ revolt to buy a 12,000 acres rubber estate in Johor by 1952

    ii) In 1977, my KMT friend who owned a military soft-ware factory, Diaward Enterprises Jurong told me that his Libyan agent could retire to Monte Carlo after 5 years ).

    It is now up to those responsible for the SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILTY OF SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS TO TAKE THE RIGHT ROUTE TO RETAIN LEE KUAN YEW’S LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS.

    Not forgetting, we Malaysians wish SINGAPORE AND HER CITIZENS WELL ALWAYS.

    Singapore now is in a state of flux in relationship to her long-standing sponsors. It is a State WITHOUT WATER, HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES which is in a World full of big countries grabbing whatever they can from others. In this instance, Singapore since 1990 LOST THE QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONALBE TRADES TO THE BRICS BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM OF ALL PEOPLE DUE TO HIS HEGEMONIC SPIEL WHICH BACKFIRED ON HIM -‘Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights’. All anathema to Singapore but only the BRICS benefitted as President Trump now points out ! How Singapore ?

    THE ONLY WAY TO BENEFIT SINGAPORE, ASEAN AND THE WORLD TREMENDOUSLY IS FOR SINGAPORE TO CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE !

    ASEAN NEEDS A TURBO-CHARGER AS A CATALYST TO PUSH ALL UPWARDS IN TRADE AND ENDEAVOUR. The United Kingdom fills this role admirably because she has ALL THE INGREDIENTS, THE MANPOWER, THE TECH-KNOW HOW AND ALL NOW LYING IDLE AND NOT FULLY UTILISED TO MAKE MONEY.

    ASEAN HAS THE MARKETS AND ENTRY INTO INDIA, CHINA AND EAST ASIA AND THE HARD-WORKING MANPOWER AND MARKET TO SERVE ALL PURPOSES. To wait for the masses of citizens to be educated IS FAR TOO LONG IN THE AGE OF THE WEB.

    ALL CITIZENS OF ASEAN WANT BENEFITS NOW, NOT TOMORROW, NOT IN 30 YEARS TIME IN PENANG !

    THE PARTY IN SINGAPORE WHICH TAKES UP THE NOTION OF CONFEDERATION BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND wins HANDS DOWN !

    It is now or never ! Lee Kuan Yew missed BEING THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT THE KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR WHEN HE DID NOT INVEST IN JUST 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 PER OUNCE BEFORE 2000 FROM THE HUGE PROFITS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 ! He did not replace one RADICAL IDEA WITH ANOTHER. He was seduced by the Gnomes of Zurich and became one of the hoi-polloi of Wall Street and the City, Later, he lost US$ 108 Billion on Wall Street and the City on 8 October 2008 ! Now Singapore pays and pays which can only be rectified by A CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND !

    WHY ARE WE SO EXCITED WITH THE REGIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS TUN ?

    Let us put the following pieces together and we see the big picture e.g.

    1. Penang State Government comes alive with its UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG ARE JUST NOT FOR PENANG ALONE, NOT EVEN THE NORTHERN REGION OF MALAYSIA, BUT THE WHOLE OF ASEAN AND ASIA.

    2. SINGAPORE CONFEDERATES WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND. OMG. We see this SUPERCAR (with your permission) being FLESHED OUT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER !

    3. HOW LONG IS THAILAND GOING TO HOLD OUT FROM NOT GETTING US$ 6 BILLIONS PER ANNUM REVENUE FOR HER CITIZENS FROM THE KRA CANAL ?

    4. THESE HAPPENINGS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ASEAN WITH 400 MILLIONS, WELL-EDUCATED, HARD-WORKING AND PRODUCTIVE INHABITANTS. Foreign investment interest will be without a peer !

    As we all know, Tun and we all want ALL TO BE RICH, THE SUM OF THESE 2 OR 3 PARTS IS GREATER THAN THE WHOLE. A situation which is aptly described by our distinguished Tun ismail Mohd. Ali’s comment in 1974 when it was known that Malaysia had 23 trillion cu.ft of gas. He said poignantly, ‘ HOW I WISH I AM 30 YEARS OLD ! ‘

    Tun as it is said, ‘ EVERY DOC HAS HIS DAY !’ Please be patient, Ladies & Gentlemen ! Please keep to the queue. Our beloved Tun will do the needful and he knows very well what he is doing !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow impeded ! Acheh !

  81. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 1:43 PM

    Tun

    THE PROPOSED CONFEDERATION OF SINGAPORE-UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND IS NOT A JOKE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  82. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 9:53 AM

    Tun

    Congratulations for Turkey’s Highest Award and the Turkish Best University Award bestowed upon you in recognition of your life-long contribution to HUMANKIND ! These are awards to be cherished by all of us Malaysians and should be displayed prominently in the right place.

    It was with good vision or foresight which inspired you to establish this distinguished Blog more than 10 years ago.

    Not only that I was told the Singaporean elites do take the writings here seriously as the leading Malaysian Blog that ‘thinks’. And at times like this the more ideas for mutual benefit the better.

    The proposal for Singapore to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND is not only the WAY forward for Singapore in its own interest of survival and sustainability but the fall-out WILL ALSO BENEFIT ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD with this radical alignment.

    I do not expect Singapore will not consider any straw which is to her advantage.

    With dreary headlines, thus, only a blind, deaf and dumb Singaporean will be unaware of the fact that Singapore has morphed into a lowly cat after its vaunted days in the 1990s as a TIGER, ONE OF 5 TIGERS IN EAST ASIA BEING SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, S. KOREA, TAIWAN AND JAPAN AS WAS CLAIMED BY HER PROPAGANDIST LEE KUAN YEW FULL OF BLUFFOLOGY OR BS OF THE SINGAPORE KIND OF NATURAL RESOURCE.

    That was the time when Lee Kuan Yew claimed Singapore was hitting above it weight.

    Then, no one was aware that the huge WEALTH came from the QUESTIONABLA AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM. It was generally believed that apart from the Indonesian smuggling, Lee Kuan Yew was brilliant as he claimed to be to make Singapore so very rich.

    BUT HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH.

    Analysts soon worked out THAT THE WEALTH WAS NOT DERIVED FROM COMMON GARDEN TRADES LIKE SMUGGLING OR OTHERWISE BUT FROM A WORLD CLASS MONOPOLISTIC QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM who needed Singapore most at that time but NOT NOW !

    Here are more of the dreary headlines which have become BIGGER from Singapore thus

    1. The Edge Financial Daily, ” SINGAPORE BRACES FOR MORE DELISTINGS EVEN AFTER RULE FIX.” Many analysts expect trend to continue in second half of 2019.

    2. The Edge Financial Daily. ” TRADE WAR SPURS RECESSION RISK IN SINGAPORE.” Shock contraction in quarterly GDP raises risk of job losses.

    Both the above-mentioned events will become worse and worse as the Singaporean economy comes apart like Humpty-Dumpty when significant World-wide negative effects swirl around the globe with greater intensity.

    In a tiny place which has no human or natural resources and attempted to hit above its weight through the WEALTH obtained from the Cold War 1948-1989 to achieve GLORY by Lee Kuan Yew, it is indeed difficult to repeat that rich act of the late 20th Century.

    The sudden shock of a technical recession in 2002 with unemployment was the early morning call. This went on for 17 years, 2002 – 2019.

    The 4 conventional initiatives by Lee Kuan Yew to save his legacy for his inheritors , the GDP, FAILED e.g. Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer- TPPA/CPTPP.

    With his deja vu that in the old days of the 1960s – 1970s, the old Keppel Harbour and its Indian coolies could deliver a fizzy 7% GDP with no more than an old colonial entreport.

    Now. Singapore has all the 1st World glitter and everything, yet the 3% GDP could not be breached for 17 years – 2002-2019 ! SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG SOMEWHERE ! – to quote my friend a fallen UMNO Tan Sri.

    It is the fractured socio-economic System which is out-dated because the elite’s brains could not produce the white rabbits of Lee Kuan Yew out of the hat ! Too much reliance on conventional thoughts and a play safe attitude do not produce the white rabbits.

    UNLIKE OUR WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WHO HAS IMPROVED ON HIS 22 YEAR FIRST EDITION BOOK WITH A BETTER VERSION WITHOUT THE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES ! Radical events need radical answers.

    THE BIG QUESTION WHICH FACES SINGAPORE WITH ALL HER PROBLEMS TODAY, IS WHETHER HER LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENS DARE CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND ?

    We must never forget that LEE KUAN YEW MISSED BY BEING THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR BECAUSE HE DID NOT INVEST THE HUGE COLD WAR PROFITS INTO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before 2000 but got seduced into the rough and tumble World of the hoi-polloi and the gnomes of Zurich ! By October 2008, Singapore lost US$ 108 Billion in Wall Street and the City after three decades, the funds were up high in the Olympian heights 1970 – 2000.

    The benefits should be thus,

    1. A TAXATION FREE SINGAPORE

    2. DOWN-SIZING OF THE OVERWEIGHT MILITARY

    3. INCREASE BENEFITS FOR THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.

    4. CUT OFF THE MANY TAXES NOW THE CITIZENS BURDEN

    5. TRIM DOWN THE FTs TO A MINIMUM.

    6. INCREASE SOURCES OF REVENUE IN A TAX-FREE ENVIRONMENT

    7. WITH TAX FREE PEACE AND STBILITY, AIM FOR THE BILLIONAIRES OF HONG KONG AND EAST ASIA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS AS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA.

    8. THE HUGE UNITED KINGDOM COMMERCIAL PRESENCE WILL REPLACE THE QUESTIONABLE AND THE UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR.

    9. SINGAPORE WILL ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST TIER POSSIBLE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM/SCOTLAND WITH EASE.

    10. UNITED KINGDOM’S BUSINESS ENERGISED VIA SINGAPORE’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD.

    11. ASEAN WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS PAPER CONFEDRATION NOT OF CANTONS BUT OF SOVEREIGN COUNTRIES via tele-media.

    12. NOT ONLY SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM BENEFIT BUT ASEAN, ASIA AND THE WORLD IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE !

    13. MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Your comment on ” Mind-set ” is a jewel of an advice to those who listened and understood. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded . Acheh !

  83. mubarakchan Jul 26,2019 1:43 AM

    Tun

    No one can escape the glaring headlines which appeared in the media these days on the state of the economy concerning countries in the World being affected by the China-US Trade War and other related events which now erupt in different countries, thus

    1. NSTP ” GROWTH TO BE SUSTAINED AT 4.3-4.8pc.”
    Malaysia’s diversified economy allows for sustained development, says economist.

    2. The Edge Financial Daily ” FISCAL DEFICIT DOWN 39% TO RM 21.4B IN JANUARY-MAY ”

    3. The StarBiz ” FISCAL DEFICIT REDUCED BY RM 14BIL ”

    4. NSTP ” TUI TO BRING MORE VISITORS TO LANGKAWI ”

    And the dreary headlines emanating from Singapore these days reflect on the state of its fractured economy, thus

    5. The Edge Financial Daily, ” DOWN, NOT OUT ”
    Singapore needs to rethink its game plan to tackle global uncertainties domestic challenges to the economy.

    Singapore now suffers from the reality that it is difficult to hit above its weight because of its small size and the LOSS OF HER QUESTIONALBE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989. The loss of this very profitable activity effectively removed 2% – 3% of her GDP which could not be replaced no matter how hard Singapore tried.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s attempted to fill this void with his 4 initiatives to save his legacy for his inheritors e.g., i) Temasek, ii) 2 casinos iii) FT imports iv) TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer – 2002 -2019, ALL FAILED TO BOOST THE GDP BEYOND 3%.

    SINGAPORE REQUIRES REVENUES QUICKLY !

    The main problem with Singapore’s economy lies in the fact that it is a structural fault which could not garner enough revenue with the tools at hand. Eventually, the only solution is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND to gain the necessary leverage to maintain Singapore’s momentum. The longer Singapore waits. The more damage is done both to her economy and her citizens. She has effectively lost her mojo.

    6. The Edge Financial Daily, ” BEARING BRUNT OF TRADE WAR, SINGAPORE CHIPMAKERS CUT JOBS ”
    The City State’s export driven economy could slide into recession in coming months.

    7. The StarBiz. ” S’PORE CHIPMAKERS CUT JOBS ”
    Slowing consumer demand, trade war hurting sales.

    The above headlines are self-explanatory. THE GRASS IS NO LONGER GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  84. mubarakchan Jul 25,2019 9:10 AM

    Tun,

    Bon Voyage to Turkey, a fabulous land of achievements and history.

    A country which is now assuming an importance because of its strategic position in the Eastern Mediterranean adjunct to many countries and peoples along its borders and of course, her peoples which used to conquer vast lands in that part of the World. And some Turks even settled in Johor in the 19th Century or earlier.

    It is good, very good that you make this momentous journey to visit President Erdogan today. To strengthen our beloved Malaysia’s links with Turkey. In the World today such a step is but a small step aided by the latest in the ease of air travel. And what is better than a face to face meeting with a Head of State to firm up what had to be done in a jiffy.

    Your visit to Turkey is timely.

    With the China-US Trade War, the Road and Belt Initiative of China and the countries of East Asia, South Korea and Japan in play, all are active participants in Trade in Peace and Harmony.

    As you journey your way to Turkey, Boris Johnson, a man of many parts, whose great grandfather Ali Kemal was last the Minister of Interior during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    What a coincidence !

    The confluence of Malaysia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Singapore and ASEAN. What a wonderful piece of a demographic and political jig-saw puzzle which may be put together for the greater good of all – the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.

    It seems unlike the days of the Cold War, Singapore seemed to have lost its mojo in the 21st Century where size counts. The best way forward for Singapore is to CONFEDERATE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND ! Hence, Singapore should figure prominently in any equation concerning ASEAN and Asia these days. Singapore’s fat gained from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 is being reduced day by day since 2002 ! How long this reserve will last is anyone’s guess ! What is known is that ALL FOUR INITIATIVES BY LEE KUAN YEW TO SAVE HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS HAVE FAILED BEING TEMASEK, 2 CASINOS, FT IMPORTS AND THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER HAVE FAILED ! This now leaves NOTHING for Singapore to chew upon.

    And there you are, Tun – a most important Leader from ASEAN if not Asia with the hospitality of Turkey and President Erdogan facing you these few days, the fleshing out of the skeletal animal is in your skilled hands – to build new groupings for Humankind in Peace and Harmony for now and the future.

    As I said before, we may work very hard for 99% of the time but that elusive 1% rests with God. Some people like your good-self have this all the time. But some just kept on missing this vital 1% to complete their ambitious mission.

    What to do Tun ? Prime Ministers are born, NOT MADE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. With the recent developments in the international political landscape, your visit to Turkey is both timely and significant.

  85. mubarakchan Jul 24,2019 7:04 PM

    Tun

    You are a person who understands the importance of international linkages in terms of trade and development without a peer- the BROAD STROKES.

    And with the whole World being shaken up by the China-US Trade War and Trump’s Polcies, many people are beginning to scratch their heads to look for radical answers to a perennial problem, the sudden hindrance of Free Trade.

    And Tun, you are now right in the nexus of the World’s political and socio-economic developments which seem to make a lot of sense but needs careful study by all concern. Eventually, the demands will create the animal which will have to fleshed out to make it productive and beneficial to all.

    IT IS THE PROPOSED CREATION OF TWO NEW LINKAGES FROM THE WEST TO ASEAN AT A TIME OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNCERTAINTIES AND POLITICAL AFFINITIES IN A FLUX eg.

    1. A Trade Linkage between TURKEY AND ASEAN VIA MALAYSIA.

    2. A Linkage between BRITAIN AND SINGAPORE BY WAY OF A CONFEDERATION. ASEAN WILL BENEFIT AS WELL. But Singapore benefits most.

    Think about this Tun which you are very knowledgeable with throughout your whole career.

    These are Two Vital Linkages which will open up new areas of endeavour and development for all the LINKED NATIONS concerned eg. tourism, education, development, finance.

    ASEAN GET ACCESS TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND EASTERN EUROPE VIA TURKEY AND INTO THE EU, THE AMERICAS AND AFRICA VIA BRITAIN.

    For decades because of the lack of leadership in ASEAN and much lip-service was generated, trade between the countries so mentioned actually were at a snail’s pace.

    But now with the CHINA-US TRADE WAR AND THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE OF CHINA WHICH ALSO LINK-UP WITH ASEAN, there is a whole panoply of new perspectives. We have found a WAY, your WAY to do the needful for all our peoples in no uncertain terms.

    Imagine Tun, the establishment of new linkages between previously stand alone countries concomitant with the re-establishment of new links fashioned from the old being the Britain and Singapore Confederation. All the links are based on TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT WITH ASEAN. The linkages go beyond to the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

    Blocs like the EU will be out-of date, inefficient and difficult to unite compared with the denizens of the new linkages in ASEAN and Asia who are traditionally hard-working and productive.

    AND THE BEST OF ALL OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT IS IN PLACE AS LED BY YOUR WISDOM, BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE.

    This is an OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER TRADE AND DEVELOPMENTS NOT TO BE MISSED ! And you are right at the centre or nexus of this exciting development which will come about because of the need for survival by all concerned in PEACE AND HARMONY.

    Nowadays, Singapore seemed to have lost her compass to navigate out of unusual situations. Her elite will pick up the threads of advantage to Singapore sooner rather than later.

    Malaysia under your wise, brilliant and courageous leadership will together with others create a wide New World for all. It’s there for the picking.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. It pays to be friends with all. The TWO VITAL LINKAGES ARE SIGNIFICANT. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  86. twinpeaks Jul 24,2019 10:36 AM

    Without sounding disrespectful to all the aspirants to Tun Mahathir’s current post, with all the dirty politics playing out at the moment and foreseeably also until after the next general elections, in one form or another, I propose that Tun Mahathir’s current post stays with him At Least until the next General Elections or a few years after that.
    Tun should lead the nation for as long as he is willing and capable. No one should rush him into retirement as this country in its current economic structure Still desperately needs him. Tun Mahathir in my own eyes is the Only one in the current government who is truly capable of ensuring that the nation will finally be recognised by the World Bank and OECD as a developed country status.
    We are almost but not quite there yet. So I strongly believe that Tun Mahathir should stay as Prime Minister until we are officially an OECD nation.
    All other aspirants including Datuk Seri Anwar would agree with me on this.. that is if we put the nation’s interest before anything else.

  87. mubarakchan Jul 24,2019 10:32 AM

    Tun,

    Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government as led by you with DSAI and the Team by your side. Finally, with the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs 2004-2018, many wrongs which were overlooked by the Corrupt BN Government, are finally being addressed and rectified.

    This is one of the most important issues which need to be addressed and rectified quickly in a diverse Nation like ours and also governed by a Constitution.

    Here are a few notable headlines, thus

    1. The Edge Financial Daily. ” PUTRAJAYA TO EXPEDITE CONSUMER CREDIT LAW. ”

    At long last, the New and Incorruptible Government is taking on the bull by its horns which is to have a proper set of Laws which not only PROTECT THE CONSUMERS BUT ALSO PUT A STOP TO THE RAMPANT DEMAND FOR UNLIMITED INTEREST RATES FROM CONSUMER DEFAULTERS BY FIRMS LIKE THE RAPACIOUS SHARE-BROKING FIRMS ON THE BURSA. etc

    The share-broking firms on the Bursa are infamous and well-known to charge very high interest rates from defaulting clients.

    A true example is 20% per annum when the bank charged these share-broking firms only 5.5% per annum. This puts Malaysia in the realm of the robber carpet-baggers in the 19th Century Age of the United States. We are as backward as that. No one cares. No one takes action.

    Now with the new Laws on CONSUMER CREDIT, there is now a semblance of CIVILISED BUSINESS BEING CONDUCTED IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    The rapacious share-broking firms should be brought down by the Laws and a fair defaulting interest rate should only be what the bank charges the share-broking firm plus a small charge of 1% for handling costs.

    ANYTHING MORE SHOULD BE ILLEGAL AND PUNISHED BECAUSE THE SHARE-BROKING FIRMS ARE EXPLOITING A LOOP-HOLE WHICH THE CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT OVERLOOKED.

    2. The New Straits Times. ‘ JUDGE IN GRAFT PROBE REMANDED.
    LATHEEFA : THIS MAY NOT BE A ONE-OFF THING AND IS A SERIOUS CASE. ‘

    It is important to note that this may be the first case in recent years since the Age of the Vandals and Rapists during 2002-2018 that a learned Judge is arrested for Corruption. I relate a true case here so that the readers may draw their conclusions.

    i) My late Father’s Trust had a Probate granted by the Supreme Court of Malaya in April 1949.
    ii) I took 5 years to harangue the Trustees of my father’s Trust to release the accounts for a due diligence audit. They ignored me.
    iii) In 2002, I sued them to examine the accounts. A simple Suit.
    iv) The First Judge said that the Probate was Singapore. He promptly retired. I was forced to Appeal which I won.
    v) The Second Judge kept on saying he would try the Suit for 3 years until he was kicked upstairs to the Federal Court.
    vi) The Third Judge a lady suggested I should sought it out with the Trustees which I already failed doing so for 5 long years.
    vii) The Fourth Judge another lady suggested the same.
    viii) The Fifth Judge a controversial lady suggested that I make the Suit smaller because it was so big. She told me to do the job in 7 days which I complied. When I appeared again, she dismissed my Suit and said she was transferred to Shah Alam. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT SHE KNEW ABOUT THIS 7 DAYS AGO.
    ix) In December 2009, the Sixth Judge took a professional stance and told the Defendant to agree to a CONSENT ORDER OR GO FOR TRIAL WHICH HE WAS READY AND WILLING. The Defendant caved in and agreed to the Consent Order in 5 minutes after blocking my request for 8 years with Trust’s money which meant I won after 8 long years in a System where there was no monitoring of the JUDGES’ WORK AND PERFORMANCE and the JUDGES WERE PROMOTED BY SOME UNSEEN HANDS UP TO THE FEDERAL COURT.
    x) My Suit against the crooked Trustees was to get permission to do a due diligence audit on the Trust’s accounts – a simple and straight forward request.

    3. The Edge Financial Daily, ” JOANNA YU TOLD TO QUIT AMBANK IN 2015 “.
    The Star ” I WAS TOLD TO LEAVE BANK JOB, WITNESS TELLS COURT.”
    NSTP ” WITNESS TOLD TO QUIT HER AMBANK POST ”

    These 3 headlines show how a loyal and honest bank’s employee lost her job for the simple reason that she wanted to facilitate the ex-PM’s desire to operate his accounts which sometimes contained NO MONEY !

    THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL !

    WHOEVER SACKED HER WITHOUT REASON AND IGNORED HER RIGHTS SHOULD RE-EMPLOY A GOOD EMPLOYEE AND ALSO COMPENSATE HER FOR THE INJUSTICE DONE TO HER WHICH WAS ACTUALLY GOVERNED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND HER CONTROL.

    In the case of Joanna Yu, JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL and not sweep the dirt under the carpet and pretend all is well, fine and dandy.

    6 AGENCIES OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT ARE INVOLVED.

    1. The PMO.
    2. The Ministry of Finance
    3. Bank Negara Malaysia
    4. The Minister of Law
    5. The Ministry of Social Welfare.
    6. The Minister of Labour.

    And interested parties like the NGOs which should take up the cause on behalf of the down-trodden EMPLOYEE OF A BANK who was honest and loyal.

    4. NSTP ” SIME DARBY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN ON MENTAL HEALTH ”
    StarBiz ” SIME PROPERTY LAUNCHES MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN ”

    I thought the above headlines were playing tricks on my eyes. Do you feel the same Tun ?

    Those headlines give rise to questions like :-

    i) WHAT IS THE POLICY OF SIME DARBY ON THE WAY FORWARD ?

    ii) DOES IT MEAN THAT SIME DARBY PROPERTY PROVIDES A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE FOR ITS BUYERS ?

    iii) WHY IS SIME DARBY A PURPORTED NATIONAL BUSINESS ICON INDULGE IN AREAS OUTSIDE THEIR BUSINESS ?

    iv) WHY SIME DARBY INDULGES IN SOFT BUSINESSES ALL THE TIME LIKE A MOTORCAR OR TRACTOR DEALERSHIP AND NOT INVEST IN HARD BUSINESSES LIKE LIGHT ENGINEERING ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. It is good to notice that slowly and hopefully, all the Government and Business Systems perform normally. WHAT IS NOT NORMAL IS SIME DARBY’S CULTURE OF DOING BUSINESS NOT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST BUT IN THEIR SELF-INTERESTS – still doing kindergarten things – easy to do at home and NO RISK WITH THE HIGHEST PAY !

  88. mubarakchan Jul 23,2019 10:17 PM

    Tun

    With your latest comment ‘ VIDEO LUCAH ‘, all commentators worth their weight in salt are now in a headlong rush to comment. I presume they were itching to do so as I noticed there were dribbling of it in your previous comment on religion. It is good you put the cachet on this absurd attempted assassination by video as POLITICAL.

    In our beloved Malaysia, we are all immersed in this easy to understand political manoeuvre as created by the hidden hands behind the plot.

    But down in Singapore, ominous signs of a structural fault in her System began to show first in the socio-economic statistics of recent months which actually were reporting negatively since 2002 ! Now the latest Report of the Births and Deaths Department, Singapore, clearly revealed that the SINGAPOREANS ARE NOT REPLACING THEMSELVES THROUGH BIRTHS e.g. Singapore’s rate is 2.1 %. But Singapore’s fertility rate dipped from 1.16 in 2017 to 1.14 in 2018 WELL BELOW ITS REPLACEMENT RATE.

    SOON THE SINGAPOREANS WILL BE LIKE THE DODO BIRD OF MAURITIUS, EXTINCT.

    How ?

    Lee Kuan Yew missed being the King of the Hill and ended up as a Knight in Shining Armour after missing creating GOLD as Singapore’s natural resource to replace his BLUFFOLOGY OR BS, Singapore’s only natural resource.

    With World current events, a quick changing scenario of political affinities, the only answer to Singapore’s dilemma in being bogged down by its out-dated 20th Policy which was her obsession with Malaysia and a faulty political and socio-economic system, is to CONFEDERATE WITH BRITAIN OR SCOTLAND. With this radical move, Singapore will retain much and gain much as time moves on. As it is Singapore is known as the smallest City State in the World.

    With the hydra nature of British Politics now being practised in the Mother of all Parliaments, it is a good chance for Singapore to establish a sound future for herself and her inhabitants – Singapore being an important doorway to ASEAN and Asia, East and West.

    I believe Britain has strongholds in commerce in Vietnam and Indonesia which were established in the 1980s. These are dynamic and hard working large countries which with Singapore, Britain stands to gain and so will ASEAN. Malaysia is a natural for more British further education to be established and of course, any help in the English language is much appreciated. The British light industries are attractive to Malaysia which should have been in the domain of the infamous Sime Dary, 44 years ago. It is never to late to do business,

    THE RIGHT TYPE OF BUSINESS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF INTEREST AT THE RAKYAT’S EXPENSE.

    These are exciting times for Malaysia, Britain, Singapore and ASEAN which population is estimated at around 400 million.

    Besides MALAYSIA IS NOW ONE OF FOUR SMALL IMPORTANT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA since 9 May 2018.

    The political and socio-economic re-alignment of important and astute countries as led by their visionary leaders will be BOTH RADICAL AND COURAGEOUS. The World will change from what we used to know of it as exemplified by the ancient saying, thus

    ” THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE TIGER ON THE HILL TOP “. A well-known Malaysian Political Party now a common topic or the China-US Trade conundrum ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem because under your wise, brilliant and courageous Leadership of the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side, our beloved Malaysia is now in proper hands to weather crises, big and small, without difficulty.

  89. mubarakchan Jul 23,2019 8:14 PM

    Tun

    The Government will soon be seriously working out the Budget for 2020. At the moment, economic reports from overseas do not look promising due to the Sino-US Trade War which is now having a snow-ball effect affecting nations all round the World which have been connected together by Free Trade for many years since the end of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    As Malaysia has an open economy, it pays heed to what the FM said yesterday, thus

    1. ” MALAYSIA SAYS 2020 FISCAL DEFICIT TARGET A CHALLENGE.”

    Yes, 2020 will be tough for all trade participants.

    But on the other side of the coin, the United States will be having their Presidential Elections. It pays for the United States to keep their economy booming through a series of rate cuts which are expected this year and next. The possibility of a Trump bolstered American economy which is bubbling in his re-election year is strong with at least two Fed interest cuts in the offing. The rest of the World follows. With the Fed interest lower, the prospect of a greater requirement for goods and services by the United States from the rest of the World should hold. This is the bright light in the horizon.

    At home, after the drastic spring cleaning of all the dirt from the key nodes of the Malaysian Financial System, our beloved Malaysia should be on her way soon be back to her former-self before the Dark Age of the Vandals and the Rapists ruled 2004-2018.

    This is translated into the fact that every Ringgit the Government spent, it will get back 82% – 92% of the value unlike under the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs which could only realise a value of 60%.

    The difference was stolen and siphoned out of jurisdiction. Vide. The UN, World Bank, IMF Report. Between 2002-2018, RM 1.5 Trillion was siphoned overseas. This unrestricted haemorrhage of our precious money created the illiquidity in our financial system today.

    The other point to consider is that with the New and Incorruptible Government,and the return of normal senses in governance, GOOD BOOK KEEPING PRACTICES return.

    UNLIKE THE EX-MINISER OF FINANCE WHO OVERSPENT RM 3.3 MILLION IN ITALY AND HIS CREDIT CARD BOUNCED IN HAWAII. That was the Rakyat’s hard-earned money. Would you all the Rakyat elect such a person again ? This fellow who reduced the WEALTH OF ALL, RICH AND POOR BY AT LEAST 30% to 50% WITH THE MALAYS AND THE POOR SUFFERING THE MOST BECAUSE OF THEIR DEPENDENCE ON GOVERNMENT’S SUBSIDIES. Also, he smiled every day with satisfaction as he said he did a good job for the Rakyat and our beloved Malaysia.

    Even though the targeted deficit of 3% might not be achieved, I surmise that the final figure will be close to it. It is better to have a target than none at all, unlike the ex-BN Minister of Finance who did not know his sums.

    A MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE 2020 BUDGET MAY BE REQUIRED.

    Nothing is complete without a headline from Singapore, thus,

    2. ” NUMBER OF BABIES BORN IN SINGAPORE DROPS TO EIGHT YEAR LOW.”

    Some of you may have noticed that I have mentioned that Singapore today has only 900,000 male Chinese aged 21 – 50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011. Indeed, before the year is out, this figure might drop slightly lower due to deaths in the group.

    The birth rate of Singaporeans has been the cause of much concern by the Singapore Government since this was discovered in the early 1980s which brought Lee Kuan Yew’s Policy of 2 Child Family of 1972 to PRODUCE SINGAPOREAN GENIUSES, to an abrupt end.

    NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUSES HAVE APPEARED SINCE 1972.

    The Policy was introduced without any scientific basis or justification. This was also against the scientific principles discovered by Charles Darwin, in his work ” Survival of the Fittest ” 1850. It is obvious Lee Kuan Yew went to the wrong College.

    Lee Kuan Yew tread where Hitler feared to tread.

    His Policy is now the dead-ringer for Singapore’s future and beyond.

    However, the side effect of this cruel Policy raised one indelible fact which is the young Singaporeans do not get married or marry late because of the inner fear of losing 50% of their wealth to their poorer spouse in the event of a quickie divorce. This was what the Policy taught them when they were young. Apart from this, nothing remained of what the Policy wrought. !

    Quote, ” The Report of the Registration of Births and Deaths 2018 said that there was a 1.5% drop from 2017. Deaths grew by 1.9% from 2017. Singapore’s total fertility rate also dipped from 1.16% in 2017 to 1.14% in 2018. The median age for live births for first time mothers was 30.6 years in 2018 compared with 29.7 years in 2017.” unquote

    Arising from the facts above and also with the full knowledge that Lee Kuan Yew missed being the King of the Hill and not the Knight in Shining Armour by not investing in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the 21st Century, Singapore is now factually in a rather difficult position to maintain her proud saying, ” SINGAPORE HITS ABOVE ITS WEIGHT.”

    MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK to permit the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  90. mubarakchan Jul 21,2019 4:08 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians realise that the 3 Islands Reclamation of Penang or the PSR Project does not include an up-to-date Sewerage System like Honolulu, Hawaii ?

    How many of the 200 fishermen and their families realise that without a modern type of Sewerage System like Honolulu, Hawaii, all the filth, human effluents and toxic wastes will flow out of these 3 reclaimed islands and kill off all the fish and shrimps for miles off the southern shore of Penang Island ?

    As it is, the huge flow of sewerage from the old George Town’s 19th Century sewerage system has killed off all the fish and shrimps right up to the beaches of Batu Ferringhi,

    In 1982, a lecturer from my college told me, he felt an itch all over his body after a swim. I smiled and said nothing.

    Because as long ago as 1966, the Director of DID Penang, Tan Seng Keat who was also the Commandant of the Auxilliary Police, Penang told me that he was specially sent by the Penang State Government to Honolulu, Hawaii to study the modern sewerage system there. THIS DID NOT PERMINT THE RAW SEWERAGE TO FLOW INTO THE SEA. He reported that this System was too expensive for George Town.

    Since 1966 to 2019, NOTHING WAS DONE BY SUCCEEDING STATE GOVERNMENTS TO UPGRADE AND MODERNISE THE 19TH CENTURY SEWERAGE OF GEORGE TOWN.

    NOW IT IS ALLEGED THAT THE DETAILS OF 72 CONDITIONS AS LAID DOWN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT DO NOT PROVIDE FOR A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR THE 3 ISLAND RECLAMATION.

    Is this typical of our Malaysian Governance ?

    Like the under-pass at the Jalan Ampang-Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Junction, Kuala Lumpur – after completion of the under-pass, IT WAS FOUND THE CEILING WAS TOO LOW AND ANOTHER RM 23 MILLIONS WERE SPENT TO RECTIFY IT.

    DO THE 200 FISHERMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES REALISE THAT WITHOUT A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM WHICH DO NOT PERMIT RAW SEWERAGE TO FLOW OUT TO THE SEA, THEIR LIVELIHOOD WILL BE DESTROYED OVER-NIGHT BY THE TOXIC HUMAN WASTES WHICH FLOW OUT UNTREATED TO THE OPEN SEA. ALL THE FISH AND SHRIMPS FOR MILES FROM THE SHORE WILL BE KILLED OFF OVER-NIGHT.

    Tun, it is time that a State Government really behaves like a government to protect the poor and the hapless and not take advantage of their lack of information and reliance totally on what the authorities say.

    IT IS A SHAME THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT SERVES UP A CON JOB ON THE POOR AND HAPLESS FISHERMEN CONCERNING THE ABSENCE OF A MODERN SEWERAGE SYSTEM WHICH SEWERAGE DOES NOT FLOW OUT TO THE OPEN SEA IN THE 3 ISLANDS RECLAMATION PROJECT.

    And I reiterate the New Proposals for Penang which now has a Master Plan which requires billions of ringgits to complete the projects without guarantee of a good return of success.

    KEEPING IN MIND THAT LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE NEVER BORROWED ONE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE. HE DID NOT DO BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS MEN AS WELL. THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT DID NOT EMULATE THE CLEAN SINGAPORE RIVER SEWERAGE SYSTEM. Why ?

    1. Scrap the Tunnel, the Highway and the old Bayan Lepas Airport.
    2. Replace the Highway with a Japanese type of country train. Vide ANA Japan Hour 7-8 pm. This runs from Tanjong Bungah via the foothills, the New George Town, Kulim, Butterworth and Sungei Patani.
    3. Replace the old Bayan Lepas Airport with the finest Tropical City in the World. With buildings not less than 50 storeys. The Northern boundary is the Sg Keluang, the Western foothills reserved for low cost housing. the Southern shore will be the finest white sand beach in the World. The Eastern boundary with a flattened Pulau Jerejak providing for a small domestic flights airport and a terminus for 4 luxury liners.
    4. Shift the State Government and Legislature to the New George Town.
    5. Turn KOMTAR into a 5 star and a budget hotel.
    6. Pedestrianise old George Town.
    7. Scrap the quit rent and assessment of old George Town,
    8. Introduce trams for old and new George Towns.
    9. Turn the Butterworth Airfield into a mixed development with EMPHASIS ON LOW COST AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING OF AT LEAST 100 STOREYS HIGH.
    10. A fast train connects the Kulim Airport with 3 runways and the New George Town.
    11. With a jump in land prices, all the factories will shift to the mainland.
    12. Upgrade the old George Town by subsidies and other perks to clean up and beautify the buildings to something precious.
    13. Ban the building of new buildings more than 4 storeys in Old George Town.
    14. The aim is to provide jobs and better salaries for Penang which will be the BEST IN THE WORLD FOR HOLIDAYS AND LEISURE. The Rakyat need not be re-trained in HOSPITALITY JOBS WITH BETTER PAY.
    15. WITH THESE PROPOSALS, THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT NEED NOT BORROW AND WILL HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY. It’s supporters and the Rakyat get IMMEDIATE BENEFIT NOW NOT IN 30 YEARS TIME .

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. There are so many ways to cut a cake !

  91. mubarakchan Jul 20,2019 7:56 PM

    Tun

    There is a headline which affects us all on education, thus :-

    . ” DR M’S SCIENCE AND MATHS IN ENGLISH PUSH MEETS WITH RESISTANCE. ‘

    On the surface, it appears that this matter has been politicised in present day Malaysia.

    However, I have studied the happenings in the Chinese vernacular schools for many years and have found that one of the causes of the teachers whether in the National Schools or the Vernacular, is that of the protection of the teachers’ livelihood who fear that with any change in anything especially concerning the language medium will threaten their jobs in the future. There is also a huge overlay of distrust of the Government’s motive in the Chinese vernacular schools and a similar distrust in the National Schools, though for a different reason.

    HOWEVER AS I CAN DISCERN IT IS THE TEACHERS’ RICE-BOWL IN BOTH TYPES OF SCHOOLS WHICH IS PARAMOUNT TO THE CORE THINKING IN PUTTING UP A RESISTANCE TO CHANGE BESIDES OTHER FACTORS WHICH COME INTO PLAY.

    As usual History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth on the Minister of Education who changed the Government Policy without Cabinet approval and disappeared into the Sarawakian woods.in 1969. He did not consider the great potential of the English language for the socio-economic progress of the Rakyat of all classes. He just did his thing. PERIOD.

    Mother India not only enhanced the English language but also did not interfere with it since her Independence in 1947. Today, her 350 million English speaking middle class Indians are at the forefront of India’s progress and developments at home and abroad.

    Knowing that the teachers are concerned with their rice-bowls and livelihood, it is dependent on the Government to make a shift to the teaching of Science and Maths as seamlessly and gradually as possible with the proper monetary rewards and guarantees.

    Since the Age of Darkness when the vandals and rapists roamed in our land 2004-2018, the word MONEY has a different meaning. Worst of all the word MONEY is stuck in everyone’s mind all the time.

    The Government Policy to teach Science and Maths in English maybe introduced gradually and gently with significant MONETARY REWARDS TO THE TEACHERS IN BOTH TYPES OF SCHOOLS, NATIONAL AND VERNACULAR. This costs MONEY at a time when revenues for the Government are insufficient.

    I suggest the following thus.

    1. It will take time to introduce the whole Policy into the System.

    2. It pays to take a practical approach.

    The simplest and most practical is to begin in the Primary Schools gradually moving upwards towards the Secondary Schools. This may take many years as so many years have been wasted by the SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN OVERNMNET AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND ITS GLCs – 15 years. They indulged in themselves with the Rakyat’s money and did not care for the welfare and socio-economic progress of the Rakyat.

    3. In the meantime, a huge pool of junior English teachers are trained to do the job for a LIFETIME with training in colleges.

    4. ALL THE TEACHERS IN THE NATIONAL AND VERNACULAR SCHOOLS ARE SURVEYED TO FIND OUT HOW THE GOVERNMENT CAN PROTECT THEIR JOBS AND LIVELIHOODS WITH THE GRADUAL INTRODUCTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SCIENCE AND MATHS.

    It is very important that the teachers jobs are not threatened by anything BUT ENHANCED AND PROTECTED. This involves large sums of money.

    These days NO TEACHER WILL DO ANYTHING FOR FREE. So instead of having a huge army of CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ARE ALWAYS OUT ATTENDING CONFERENCES OR CLASSES, MAYBE IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO ENCOURAGE A FEW THOUSANDS CIVIL SERVANTS TO BE TEACHERS WITH BETTER PERKS ETC.

    5. THE TEACHERS MUST NOW BE PUT ON A BETTER PEDESTAL WITH BETTER WORKING HOURS, PERKS ETC BY THE GOVENMENT CONCOMITANT WITH THE GRADUAL CHANGE INTO THE ENGLISH OF SCIENCE AND MATHS. It’s a trade off or a win win situation for both bolstered by MONETARY REWARDS LIKE HOUSING, CARS, TRAVELS ETC.

    In time the nurses will line up to demand the same.

    What to do when the Minister of Education of 1969 just ran off into the Sarawakian woods and could not be found by the Tunku.

    6. This English language for Science and Maths Policy is a RADICAL IDEA TO SOME. THEREFORE, A RADICAL SOLUTION MUST BE FOUND TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. I see it as a MONETARY ONE WHICH MUST SAFEGUARD THE LIVELIHOODS OF THE TEACHERS IN BOTH EDUCATION STREAMS. Then with understanding by all parties, the whole problem of resistance dissolves into co-operation and agreement.

    7. It must be expected that there are die-hards who will not budge on ANY TERMS. Time will wear them out as a Government will always be around.

    8. A SAFETY NET OF AUGMENTING OR RETRAINING WILLING TEACHERS IS A MUST TO ATTAIN A NEW SKILL IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH. This takes time and motivation.

    9. To suddenly introduce the teaching of English in Science and Maths will shock anyone. A country which had been immersed in one direction and now has to turn like a Ferrari, should upset many people who will think of money and their livelihood first these days.

    10 Therefore, a few words here will NOT do the needful BUT CAREFUL STUDY OF THE DESIRES OF THE TEACHERS FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE MATCHED WITH THE POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE TIME to plan, negotiate and deliver.

    11. It is to be expected any change in the TEACHERS BENEFITS WILL AFFECT THE REST IN THE GOVERNMENT.

    12. This encouragement for ALL to accept English for Science and Maths will be like a journey of a thousand lei in ancient terms. Long in gestation but fruitful at the end.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Such a Policy needs refining and tuning all the time. It needs a dynamic and dedicated public figure to helm it for many years. Can we find one ? In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit amongst the MEN IN BLACK for the good hormones to flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  92. mubarakchan Jul 20,2019 11:41 AM

    Tun

    The headlines these days are full of innuendos and slanted comments of a political kind. For the cognoscenti and the gossip-mongers of the land, it is a field day with new unsubstantiated news to flow round creating more doubts to heat up the factions now in a POWER struggle to gain ascendancy. This is the way of Malaysian Politics of a unique kind.

    A political rugger scrum with no (political) ball has emerged with unlimited players. And at the moment it is all about a faceless naked man who is the subject of great expectations !

    And what is the fuss all about ?

    No one has admitted what the struggle is about. But it is there in the minds of all involved written in capital letters, ‘THE PRIME MINISTER’S JOB OF MALAYSIA.’

    But the 15th GE is still 3 years away. And our incumbent belowed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad looks in fine fettle and he has never stopped smiling since 8 May 2018. Soon he will express more gaiety in his light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK ! His face shows it all. A happy and trouble free demeanour with no ‘black clouds’ or ‘anxiety lines’. What the Chinese call a restful or peaceful face which is ominous at his second coming.

    We all want our Prime Ministers like this. Like the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn, the predecessors before our beloved Tun. And now Tun to be like this – to give a feel good feeling to the Rakyat.

    Here lies the rub. How to achieve such a state of mind like our beloved Tun ?

    As a CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST since 1954, I could see quite a few things as a close bystander. Like Tun, I was trained to observe and remember about things.

    The FIRST requisite requirement to be a Prime Minister is for the person he or she to be born to be one at the right place and time. That’s 99% of the hard-work done, sealed and delivered. Then there is the 1% which is beyond our control. That’s God’s Will.

    The Second is a person’s background which includes his parents, education and public record etc. for all to judge.

    Here are some snippets from the Greats of Malaysia on their views of a person who is public figure holding POWER over others.

    1. Tun Abdul Razak to me in the 1960s.’ Your country has served your family well, it is time you do something for your country.’ I did.

    I did not become a politician as I found I was not qualified and was restrained by my relative Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too and my friends in the UMNO Youth. I always sought the advice of my peers. This has helped me to avoid many pitfalls in my Life.

    I served in the National Interest restructuring the biggest corporate scandals in the land eg. Selangor Shooting Association with only 33 Hakka Chinese with guns. Now has a membership of 2,000 Malaysians ; Sime Darby ; Folex Industries now known as Sri Hartamas ; Renong ; Multi-Purpose Holdings ; Cycle & Carriage Ltd Group ; Malaysia Textiles Industries ; Bank Bumiputra ; Kuala Lumpur Properties. etc.

    2. Tun Tan Siew Sin said, ‘ A PERSON HOLDING A RESPONSIBLE POSITION MUST COME FROM A GOOD FAMILY AND EDUCATION BACKGROUND. ‘ He did not say that the person in question would be tempted by the Devil.

    3. Jacob Ballas of Singapore. ‘ DO NOT BE JEALOUS OF TAN CHIN TUAN, SHAW BROTHERS AND ROBERT KUOK. THEY ARE HISTORY. THEY ARE PEOPLE OF THEIR TIME. YOU CANNOT CATCH UP WITH THEM. DO YOUR OWN THING AND DO IT WELL. YOU WILL BE THERE.’

    A few months before Jacob Ballas died, I visited him and showed him my CV and reminded what he advised me when I was young. He said something which I rather not mention here with tears in his eyes.

    Since Jacob Ballas’ advice, like you Tun, I wanted ALL TO BE RICH IN MALAYSIA. Unlike President Bongo of the Congo who owns all the diamonds and his countrymen dirt poor, he himself is poor.

    4. An ancient saying, ‘ YOU MUST HAVE PEACE AND HARMONY IN THE HOUSE BEFORE YOU CAN FIGHT AND WIN IN THE STREETS.’

    5. A famous Malay saying, ‘ A BEAN FORGOT ITS POD.’

    Those who understand the Ways of the World from a NORMAL frame of mind will understand that the World is not made up of only those events which I mentioned above.

    IT IS SOMETHING WHICH IS RELATED TO EACH PERSON’S MIND AND BEHAVIOUR INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

    No one can create. No one can destroy as well. That’s the Beauty of Humankind – this will make or break you ! I have spent a whole life-time attempting to make bad people good. I NEVER SUCCEEDED and came to the conclusion that you cannot turn a bad person good or a good person bad. That’s Humankind for you and me Tun.

    Taking my ramblings into context with the struggles for POWER in all political parties, especially with the PARTY IN POWER WHICH I HOPE WILL RULE FROM PUTRAJAYA FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS, it is only proper and responsible to have an ORDERLY MANNER OF SUCCESSION TO ATTAIN THE SEAT OF POWER WHICH IS THE PRIME MINISTER’S JOB OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    In this instance our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the most respected, seasoned and wise person in the Malaysian firmament holds THE KEY.’

    IT IS NOT PROPER TO HAVE A SITUATION WHICH IS FRIVOLOUS AND WITHOUT SUSTAINABILITY like the Dark Age between 2004-2018 WHEN VANDALS AND RAPISTS RULED. It is only proper for a mature Political environment to have an orderly SUCCESSION.

    IN OTHER WORDS, ALL ASPIRANTS FOR THE TOP JOB SHOULD TOE THE LINE AND WAIT FOR THEIR TURN TO ATTAIN POWER.

    We must not upset the Apple Cart in our lustful desire to have POWER soonest as this is ONLY A MIRROR IMAGE OF WHAT WE SEE IN OURSELVES. No more. No less.

    Tun, most of the creation of problems arising from leaders are created by flunkeys, hangers-on, closest aides and fake advisers around important Leaders. This you may concur.

    Look at all those absurd scandals in your time created by all those crooked CLOSEST ADVISERS WHO CROSSED THE RED LINE OF NO TURN. Who took the blame whilst they collected Stradivarius violins, banks, listed companies, lands in Bukit Tunku, kicked out the friends of their Patron etc ? They all became invisible TAX FREE MULTI-MILLIONAIRES HIDING SOMEWHERE !

    Hence, with a proper order in the succession of who is to be the NEXT PRIME MINISTER, IT IS EASY TO DECIDE AS LONG AS WE FOLLOW CONVENTIONAL NORMS AND PRACTICE WHICH IS NO JUMPING THE QUEUE ! A 2 term limit for the next Prime Minister is fair and just.

    You had many delays to be a Prime Minister eg. the Japanese Occupation etc.

    I had to wait 2 years before I could enter my favourite University because I finished the prescribed course 1 year early and another Malaysian applied earlier than me for the only place in the college. And after I graduated, my eldest brother ‘borrowed’ all my money. I had to start all over again. This took me 10 years to make RM 1 Million.

    Yet, we see the agitation, the pushing, and the negative actions to win at all costs to be the PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA.

    I sincerely hope all participants will realise there is NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH and it depends on the Will of God- that precious 1%.

    For those who doubt this, I have a list of 65 persons who thought I die first. The youngest was only 40 !

    Let order and senses prevail in our beloved Malaysia and her wonderful inhabitants.

    Let us not shoot ourselves or indulge in self-immolation BECAUSE SINCE 9 MAY 2918, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS BECOME ONE OF FOUR MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you, Singapore ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Nowadays, a person is expected to live up to 100 years old or more. Not because of the good doctors who are all the same as before but the good medicines.

    What’s the hurry folks ? Tun and myself waited years to achieve our goals. You can also do it with PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE ! Acheh !

  93. mubarakchan Jul 19,2019 9:49 AM

    Tun

    Our beloved Malaysia’s politics are getting more and more exciting day by day. Or are the same old boring stories of sex between grown up middle-aged men behind closed doors which should by all accounts none of our business ?

    The strangest thing is that sex is not a forbidden thing between men and men or men and women or women and women behind closed doors if they are not caught doing their thing illegally in Malaysia. For years, I thought we Malaysians were quite relaxed about this sort of illegal activities UNTIL SUCH ACTS WERE POLICICISED BY SOME INGENIOUS AND DESPERATE POLITICIANS who turned an act of sexual desire into a NORMAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY INTO A POLITICAL BOMBSHELL !

    Leave it to our innovative and creative politicians in this age of cheap money when any other politician in Malaysia has more cash in his/her house than a bank or 10,000 Rolex watches, so to speak !

    I NOW STATE CLEARLY THAT I SUPPORT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BE A MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER BECAUSE I AM A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST. IT IS CLEAR I SUPPORT THE WHOLE GAMUT OF CANDIDATES. IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT MANY THINK THEY ARE AS GOOD AS ANY PRIME MINISER. HENCE, MALAYSIAN POLITICS HAVE THE LIKES OF A RUGBY SCRUM MALAYSIAN STYLE WITHOUT WINNERS !

    For years since 2013 when I first appeared here on this distinguished Blog, I have commented that for a person to be a Prime Minister of Malaysia it is straightforward and seamless if a person knows how to go about it with the right mind-set (courtesy of Tun) I can contribute my 2 sens worth as I have been interested in Malaysian Politics since 1954. For example, thus ;-

    1. In 1997, if the DPM had taken a sabbatical in the United States, he would have returned as the HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA. There was no necessity to lift even a little finger.

    2. In 2008, if the 32 Aduns had been bought up BEFORE AND NOT AFTER the 12th GE at RM 50 Million a piece (which is cheaper than 1MDB with funds from the Government coffers), the aspirants would have been in Putrajaya since.

    3. In 2013 before the 13th GE, if the Opposition had embarked on a 100 day fast to the death which even Gandhi did not do, with full international media coverage, they would have been in Putrajaya without any problem.

    4. After commenting on the 3 above-mentioned slip-ups of the Opposition, I suggested they join BN for the 14th GE. And now we can view the happy results and hopefully with a happy ending. They created, innovated and visualised better than me. However, they missed the next step or plot which are the options to CONTINUE TO RULE FROM PUTRAJAYA FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.

    5. I AM CERTAIN TUN WILL CONCUR WITH ME THAT AS WITH ALL THINGS, PATIENCE IS THE WATCHWORD TO BE BOLSTERED BY PERSEVERANCE.

    In other words, it pays to be in an alert and ambush position all the time in Malaysian Politics. It is foolhardy to expose ALL IN STEP ONE OF AN ATTEMPT TO BE PRIME MINISTER. It is the Art or Craft of Politics which comes into play between two or many opponents. Roughhouse tactics are definitely VERBOTEN. This is why the Art of Politics as practised by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is like a Fine Art which gives him much satisfaction and good results all the time. It’s the MIND-SET !

    How many Malaysians or Malaysian Politicians are aware that POLITICS IS THE FINEST HUMAN ACTIVITY IN OUR CIVILISATION ?

    It should not be viewed as a rough and tumble wrestling match or even a chess match. POLITICS ENCAPSULATES ALL THESE PHYSICAL ENDEAVOURS ROLLED INTO ONE ! Hence, there is NOT A SINGLE BOOK WRITTEN TO TELL A PERSON HOW TO BE A PRESIDENT OR A PRIME MINISTER BUT MANY BOOKS ON POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. This is why even a kid from the Bronx, New York, New York can become an American President if you know how !

    Then, how on earth are we Malaysians going to have a straightforward and seamless succession for the next Prime Minister ?

    Our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad knows the answer and he is not telling. In this case, he is not saying anything and you cannot read his lips. Maybe one other very close friend knows and he is not telling either.

    The only hint I can give is that IT IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST THAT WE HAVE A STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SEAMLESS SUCCESSION WHICH SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A NORM AND NOTHING SPECIAL. AND HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH.

    Some commentators here would question my comments or credentials.

    All I can say is that I was interested in Malaysian and Causeway Politics since 1954. Both Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Tan Siew Sin proposed I stood for the best Exco seat of Kuala Kubu, Selangor, for a Chinaman. in 1969 and Tun Tan’s seat of Batu Berendam, Melaka with the post of Deputy Minister of Finance in 1974.

    I turned down both proposals on the advice of my friends in UMNO Youth and my relative the Senior Adviser on Counter Insurgency to the Federal Government Tan Sri Dr C.C. Too. I reflected on my own shortcomings and the future. Square pegs for square holes. Round pegs for round holes. I accepted their advice and recommended other better qualified persons to take my place. Since then I focussed on only SOCIO-ECONOMICS with a direct interest in re-structuring huge corporate scandals. Hence, I know about white collar crooks quite well !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. For those who are born to be a Prime Minister, it is still 99% hard work with no golf and 1% which is beyond our control eg. Lee Kuan Yew. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK so that the good hormones flow unimpeded ! Acheh !

  94. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 2:04 PM

    Tun

    No headlines are complete without those emanating from Singapore which generally are months ahead of Malaysia in business trends.

    In the 20th Century, Singapore moved at least a few months ahead of Malaysia. Hence I found it advantageous then to visit my friends in Singapore at least once a month to have a vision of the things to come later in Malaysia. But with the World of the Net and other sources of media information, the information gap has been narrowed infinitesimally. The rest of the information maybe picked up anywhere in the Net.

    1. ” SINGAPORE’S JUNE EXPORTS DROP MOST IN SIX YEARS – CITY STATE STRUGGLES AGAINST TEPID GLOBAL DEMAND AND THE US-CHINA TRADE WAR.”

    Singapore did not become rich because of conventional trades. She was complacent when she lost the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War because Lee Kuan Yew did not foresee the sudden end of the Cold War 1948-1989 and the irreparable loss of the Cold War Trades to the BRICS with Uncle Sam’s blessing, of all people ! What an irony for Lee Kuan Yew !

    To put this matter into context, Singapore has been struggling to compete with her rivals since she lost her Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 which was monopolistic and blessed by Uncle Sam who needed Singapore most then.

    As it is said,’ The Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.”

    2. ” TEMASEK POSTS ONE-YEAR RETURN OF 1.49% ”

    This announcement is the result of a Policy by Lee Kuan Yew which gone terribly wrong after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 until today.

    The end of the Cold War 1948-1989 brought in new and powerful players in the international trade arena in direct competition with Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore after Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel,” Globalization. Free Trade, Human Rights.” which were all anathema to Singapore’s current practice but benefitted the BRICS tremendously especially in the trades in arms. This hegemonic spiel was also disadvantageous to the US as President Trump has underlined.

    With the huge profits garnered from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989, Lee Kuan Yew could boast that Singapore moved from the Third World to the First World and hit below her weight as she was pushed by this huge wealth which was not of his making. This fantastic wealth of Singapore was a radical ides which MUST BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER RADICAL IDEA LIKE INVESTING IN GOLD. But the latter did not happen to the detriment of Singapore and his inheritors to this very day !

    When the BRICS stepped in and grabbed Singapore’s monopolistic unmentionable markets as blessed by Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989, this hurt Singapore’s economy and Goh Chok Tong was despatched to India to employ Indians to fill in the GDP void. This move was conventional economics which proved to be a failure by the 21st Century and underlined the reliance on the conventional by Lee Kuan Yew, a person who hated to lose to anyone.

    The lack of original and innovative thinking unlike our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad let Lee Kuan Yew down as shown today that he could not come up with another radical idea like investing in GOLD to replace his radical idea of those Trades of the Cold War !

    As I have said before, IF LEE KUAN YEW HAD ONLY INVESTED UP TO 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce before the 21st Century with all the lush profits from his Questionable and Unmentionable (RADICAL) Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989, SINGAPORE IN HIS LIFETIME AND TODAY WOULD BE THE KING OF THE HILL AND NOT A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR ! Our beloved Malaysia would have been placed nicely between a rock and a hard place to be squeezed by Singapore anytime.

    But MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    From the lofty Olympian Heights of GIC and Temasek in the 1970s, Lee Kuan Yew descended down to the Wall Street and City levels of the hoi-polloi TO MAKE MONEY FOR SINGAPORE BECAUSE OF HER LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

    This thinking was faulty and now proved to be disastrous to the SURVIVAL AND SUSTAINABILITY OF HIS INHERITORS AND SINGAPORE.

    The Gnomes of Zurich were waiting. Those evergreen gnomes were aware of the WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTHS OF LEE KUAN YEW which were the same as SINGAPORE ! Flatteries build up through crescendos after crescendos in the 1990s and the years up to the Crash of October 2008. Lee Kuan Yew a human being was truly caught in this merry-go-round of the hoi-polloi and the Gnomes of Zurich.

    LEE KUAN YEW INVESTED SO MUCH OF SINGAPORE’S MONEY IN WALL STREET AND THE CITY WHEN THE CRASH CAME IN OCTOBER 2008, SINGAPORE LOST US$ 108 BILLIONS.

    Singapore’s investments into the funny money signed by the hoi-polloi and not by the MAS of Singapore must have been at least US$ 500 Billion !

    A person who was known to be honest his whole life was taken for a ride by those who were well below his status.

    If Lee Kuan Yew had asked anyone in Malacca Street or its environs in Singapore, they would have told him NO ONE MAKES MONEY BY LEE KUAN YEW’S METHOD VIA TEMASEK AND GIC ! Especially today because Stock Exchanges are places where the SMARTEST CROOKS HANG OUT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. If they are caught, they are crooks. If they are not caught, they are well-to-do rich men.

    THAT WAS LEE KUAN YEW’S MISTAKE when no one dared to tell him the UNVARNISHED TRUTH OF INVESTING LIKE TEMASEK DID THEN AND NOW.

    Also, the employees of Temasek will play safe and take no risks to safeguard their posh jobs. If they are any good, they leave and make the money themselves. All these are just pointers to normal human behaviour. Because of the difficulty of making money thus, even the NORWAY SOVEREIGN FUND HAD TO GIVE UP SOME OF ITS INVESTMENTS.

    With a good study on the fallibility of Humankind, if Lee Kuan Yew had accumulated 4,000 tons of GOLD as a NATURAL RESOURCE FOR SINGAPORE, the whole World will be KOW-TOWING TO LEE KUAN YEW AND SINGAPORE TODAY.

    But sadly this is not to be and the OPPORTUNITY TO BE A GREAT THE EASY WAY BY BUYING GOLD WILL NEVER RETURN FOR SINGAPORE.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Overnight our beloved Malaysia became ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you Singapore ?

    Thanks to the wise, brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side. A group of luminaries who do not harm people with sinister schemes like the TPPA/CPTPP THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Our beloved Malaysia missed being enslaved by Singapore so many times. Each time was a close miss. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by MEN IN BLACK to permit the good hormones to flow ! Acheh !

  95. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 12:37 PM

    Tun

    A glaring headline in The Edge Financial Daily today, thus

    ” PM: MALAYSIA IS READY TO TALK WITH CHINA OVER RM 1 BILLION SEIZURE.”

    This exceptional Project of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) in which the BN Government paid 80% of the contract value for only 13% of the work done is worth exploring further.

    Questions like who were involved in the negotiations of this fantastic deal ? Who are the Malaysians who pocketed the money which was paid for nothing ?

    On the one hand it is the duty and responsibility of the incumbent Government that our beloved Malaysia is not as corrupt as we are made out to be by the World. On the other hand, CPP has an obligation to fulfil that CPP is NOT CORRUPT in all its dealings generally around the World.

    But in this instance, IT WAS THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs which demanded that they should be paid CORRUPTLY IN THIS MANNER USING PUBLIC MONEY TO LINE THEIR POCKETS ! The names of the Malaysians involved should be released by CPP WITHOUT HESITATION TO CLEAR THEIR GOOD AND REPUTABLE NAME.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light colour suit surrounded by men in BLACK to let the good hormones flow ! Acheh !

  96. mubarakchan Jul 18,2019 10:27 AM

    Tun

    The one and only significant headline this morning is as follows :-

    1. ” WHAT IS IN MALAYSIA’S RM 1.09 TRILLION DEBT ?”

    In the article in The Edge Financial Daily we are told in general terms where the money was apportioned.

    BUT IT IS MORE ENLIGHTENING TO GET AN EXPERT/S eg valuers, actuaries etc to work on all the big ticket items TO FIND OUT BY HOW MUCH THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND THE GLCs OVER PADDED THE COST OF THESE PROJECTS.

    We have already one solid example in hand eg ECRL. The original padded cost was RM 66 Billion which could be reduced to RM 42 Billion. In the case of the crooked pipe-line in Sabah, 80% payment was made for 8% work done. I believe each and every one of the projects undertaken by the BN Government 2004-2018 was corrupt and money stolen.

    The UN, IMF and the World Bank reported that between 2002 to 2018, RM 1.5 Trillion ringgits flowed overseas. This figure included PRIVATE SECTOR MONEY AS WELL.

    It was reported recently that PRIVATE SECTOR DEBTS ARE ALSO RISING ! What a mess created by the Singapoean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    The MASS THEFT OF PUBLIC MONEY reduced all the WEALTH of the Rakyat by 30% – 50%. with no exceptions, rich or poor.

    The Malays lose more because of the lack of money in Public coffers which subsidizes them. The huge theft depreciated the Malaysian ringgit, increased the imports of goods and services, the concomitant rise of inflation and our cost of living etc which left no stone unturned between 2004-2018.

    THIS IS THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL BY THE BN GOVERNMENT 2004 – 2018.

    For those Malaysians who understand the real situation which I have described, HOW CAN THE BN AND ITS POLITICIANS EXIST AT ALL IN MALAYSIAN POLITICS ANYMORE ?

    This is worst than the Rape of the Sabine Women of Ancient Rome. In other words, the BN Government 2004 – 2018 raped everything in sight or whatever they could get hold off is raped.

    Until our beloved Malaysia has a solid phalanx of Malay elite again, the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side MUST STAND FIRM AND HOLD THE FORT WHICH IS OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA.

    This will take time to build up the human resources which are sorely lacking due to self-immolation and self-indulgence of the Malay elite 1971-2018, 3 generations of them. Without the Malay elite in sync with the non-Malay elite, our beloved Malaysia will be going NOWHERE. That’s engraved in our CONSTITUTION.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in your light colour suit surrounded by men in BLACK for the good hormones to flow ! Acheh !

  97. mubarakchan Jul 17,2019 10:41 PM

    Tun,

    How many Malaysians noticed that our beloved Malaysia is unique in the manner which political rivals dispose of their enemies. Unlike some countries, a bomb, a bullet or a kidnap of the intended victim is the norm. These countries like them DEAD.

    Here in Malaysia, the World’s first and best weapon of choice to assassinate a Malay or Chinese or Indian politician is to use the video. For the former, the video shows TWO naked men in bed. Without much ado, the populace will be up in arms at such a sight. To fix the Chinese or Indian politician, the video shows a man and a woman, both naked and in delicto flagrante.

    It is only a matter of time before TWO naked women politicians are shown in bed with different dreams.

    In time may be the World will adopt the Malaysian Way of civilised political assassination being the First in the World. Where are you Singapore ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. I think it is farcical to show naked public figures gambolling in bed which is the right of all Humankind who are not animals. Sooner or later, the realization will sink in that what goes on behind closed doors is none of our business.

  98. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 10:54 PM

    Tun

    And the following exciting headlines from our exciting politics, thus :

    1. ” DR M. IF RM 19 BILLION GST REFUND NOT MISSING, THEN SHOW US WHERE IS IT ?”

    2. ” DR M. PUT ASIDE NATIONAL PRIDE ALLOW ENGLISH IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE AND MATHS. ”

    3. ” TRADE MINISTER. DRASTIC INCREASE TO FDI IN Q1 2019. ”

    4. ” HOME MINISTRY TO DECIDE ON DECRIMINALISATION OF DRUG ADDICTS SOON. ”

    1. IS THE PAC TRYING TO DO A HOUDINI OR DAVID COPPERFIELD TO TELL THE WORLD THAT THE RM 19 BILLION CASH OF AN ELEPHANT IN THE TREASURY IS INVISIBLE BUT IT IS THERE RIGHT IN THE TREASURY ? I thought buffoons can only be found in darkest Africa like in Ebola Liberia where our infamous Sime Darby has a huge rubber estate when the Americans were bailing out !

    2. Mother India never suppressed or interfered with the English education in India since her independence in 1047. If at all, she enhanced it to groom here ELITE FOR GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA.

    Her 350 million English speaking Middle Class Indians bear the testimony to India’s success at home and abroad today.

    There are clusters of English education in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Education Complex/Valley. In the latter there are English schools and colleges founded in the 19th Century and government institutions to enhance the skills of the civil servants.

    INDIA IS SERIOUS IN TRAINING AND ENHANCING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR HER PEOPLES TO ATTAIN WORLD CLASS STANDARD SINCE HER INDEPENDENCE IN 1947. Her Leaders had the VISION AND THE GUMPTION IN INDIA’S NATIONAL INTEREST. These virtues pay off in spades for India today !

    She has no hang-ups or hang-overs about the ENGLISH LANGUAGE EVEN THOUGH INDIA WAS NOT RULED GENTLY BY THE BRITISH FOR OVER 150 YEARS !

    As for myself, at the age of 7, I studied Classical Cantonese and English. Later, I studied Hindi, Urdu and English. These were followed by English and Classical Cantonese with Latin at the end for 2 years. As an adult, I studied Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin. Yet, I am still a Chinaman !

    It does not pay to politicise any language which could be learnt in 3 months by an enthusiast !

    3. On the FDI, our beloved Malaysia will boom when the petroleum and palm oil recover just 20% – 30% more with the New and Incorruptible Government in place due to good and NORMAL BOOK-KEEPING AGAIN ! No more. No less. In the meantime, our beloved Malaysia is on course upwards to NORMALCY.

    4. Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great for correcting what have been perceived to be wrong by the Rakyat for a very long time.

    The Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs were too busy with self-indulgence to care for the sufferings of the Rakyat 2004-2018. They were not even aware of the sufferings of drug addicts cooped up in hot and humid over-crowded jails for hard-core criminals.

    WHAT THE BN GOVERNMENT (2004-2018) DID WAS TO GIVE A COPY-CAT EXCUSE USING SINGAPORE’S NS TO CORRUPTLY PAD ALL THE COSTS OF BUILDING AND MAINTAINENCE OF THE NS CAMPS BY WAY OF CONSTRUCTION, CATERING, TRANSPORT, UNIFORMS AND ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH PUBLIC MONEY !

    That was the beginning which ended up as a flood of CORRUPTION BY 2010 ! In the meantime, the hapless drug addicts suffered in the over-crowded jails. Now at least the NS camps are put to good and humane use.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. On the English Language, better late than never. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling in a light suit surrounded by men in BLACK ! You stand out !

  99. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 9:59 PM

    Tun

    No headlines today can be considered complete, without those concerning the state of the economy and its functions in Singapore, thus,

    1. ” SOUTHEAST ASIA TECH BOOM LEAVES SINGAPORE STANDING.”

    2. ” SINGAPORE’S HOPE OF BEATING HONG KONG IN IPOs IS A PIPE DREAM ”

    3. ” DEPARTURES FROM SGX HAVE OUTNUMBERED IPOs.”

    4. ” THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SINGAPORE STOCK MARKET FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS, DELISTINGS HAVE OUTNUMBERED LISTINGS.”

    The problems with the SGX I noticed began shortly after the turn of the 21st Century. There were some de-listings arising from complaints about the lack of liquidity in the SGX mart and the costs for a listing were expensive. Many Hong Kong listed companies delisted and just stayed in Hong Kong.

    It was alleged that one Singapore mattress company found itself illiquid on the SGX but obtained a Hong Kong listing which enhanced its value by at least 4 times. Rumours concerning the making of money are infectious and will snowball into reality for the others.

    Quote Bloomberg,’ In 2014, when more companies left Singapore than join it with S$ 8.4 Billions in value disappearing from the public market. Last 5 years, de-listings outnumbered listings in the mart, 741 listed companies at the end of 2018 from a peak of 782 in 2013.’ unquote

    In other words, where Singapore loses out, it will be against rivals or competitors which are more efficient and innovative. Without resources of any kind, Singapore finds it difficult to put its costs down.

    And in this Game of Thrones, Singapore used to play the SGX-Bursa up and down like a yo-yo from the 1970s to 2000 at the expense of the Malaysian investors who were like a flock of sheep being slaughtered not once but all the time.

    THE LAST WAS THE KIM ENG SALE TO MAYBANK AT A HUGE PRICE FOR A PIECE OF PAPER. We Malaysians seemed to ask for more punishment from tiny Singapore ALL THE TIME ! How can anyone escape from this horrible SCAM which is now recorded in history !

    Now in open competition with well-equipped rivals, Singapore comes up short or second best. It’s a bitter pill for Singapore to swallow. An irony that has come full circle for Singapore from those yo-yo days of the SGX-Bursa during the 1970s-2000 !

    An ancient saying, ” There is always a higher mountain.”

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling and let the good hormones flow !

  100. mubarakchan Jul 16,2019 2:40 PM

    Tun

    Kudos to the New Straits Times founded 147 years ago.

    This is a special morning with the headlines emanating from the Accountant General of the Government of Malaysia and the PAC reporting on the last year (2017-2018) of the all-out vandalism by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, thus ,

    1. ” TERMINATED CONTRACTOR STILL FAILED TO FINISH SPORTS SCHOOL WHEN REHIRED.”

    2. ” ACADEMY OF SCIENCES YET TO RETURN RM 31.6 MILLION IN UNUSED R & D FUNDS.”

    3. ” CUSTOMS DELAYED GST REFUND PROCESS AS BN GOVT LACKED MONEY, PAC TOLD ”

    4. ” GST REFUNDS KEPT IN CONSOLIDATED REVENUE ACCOUNT VIOLATED TRUST LAWS – AG ”

    5. ” AUDIT FINDS MCMC FUNDS USED FOR NAJIB’S BOOKS, AMONG OTHERS ”

    6. ” SL1M BUDGET INVESTED BY TALENTCORP WITHOUT ITS KNOWLEDGE.”

    7. ” SUSPECTED FRAUD FOUND IN MY1MMs SYSTEM TO BE REPLACED BY NEW SYSTEM ”

    8. ” GOVT LOST OUT ON RM 4.89B IN EXCISE DUTY ON CKD CARS FROM 2015 TO 2017 ”

    9. ” NATIONAL SECURITY FOUND AT RISK DUE TO OPERATIONAL DELAY OF RM290M RADAR FACILITY.”

    10.” NAJIB USED SRC FUNDS TO PAY CREDIT CARD BILLS AMOUNTING TO RM3.9M ”

    11.” HOSPITALS UNDERSTAFFED, UNDERFUNDED, OVERCROWDED ”

    12.” FRAUD IN FOREIGN LABOUR QUOTA APPROVAL ”

    13.” PAC TO SUMMON SEVERAL MINISTRIES ”

    14.” PERMATApintar CONTRACTS SIGNED BY UNAUTHORISED PERSONNEL ”

    15.” NAJIB SPENT RM 3.35M IN ONE DAY ”

    For the Man from Mars he would have thought he landed in darkest Africa but not in Malaysia 2019 !

    The above-mentioned headlines WHICH ARE SELF-EXPLANATORY arose out of a single year, 2018 which revealed the extent of the wanton theft of money out of the Government financial System.

    But the Lee Kuan Yew created GLCs of Malaysia is another area of theft of money FREELY like CEOs being paid with salaries from RM 2 Million to RM 100 Million a year and all the luxuries of First Class air travels, 6 star hotels with Board Meetings, foreign schooling for the kids, golf, expensive cars, huge bonuses for no work, or any tiny excuse to extract huge sums of public money etc were the play of the day.

    And the areas mentioned above only concerned the Government and its finances.

    THE CHEATING THAT IS GOING ON IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS ANOTHER CUP OF TEA eg. ON THE BURSA – SHARE RIGGING ETC. OR THE PADDING OF PURCHASES OR THE EXPORTS WITH FUDGED BILLS OF LADING ETC.

    What an unholy mess created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs ! Even the Private Sector was affected because the enforcement Agencies like the SECURITIES COMMISSION 2004-2018, THE MACC 2004-2019, ETC WERE ALL COMPROMISED BETWEEN 2004-2019 !

    As reported by the UN, the World Bank, IMF, over RM 1.5 TRILLION FLOWED OUT OVERSEAS BETWEEN 2002 TO 2018 !

    Unless the New and Incorruptible Government REALLY CLAMPS DOWN ON ALL THESE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES AND PUNISH THE WRONG-DOERS, SUCH CRIMINAL ACTS WILL RETURN BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ENFORCEMENT AND PUNISHMENT. Civil Servants should be sacked and charged. Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    THE PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY. At the moment, criminal activities are still taking place on the KL Bursa !

    THE CHECK AND BALANCE IN THE SYSTEM IS THERE. BUT WHEN THE DIGITS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM ARE CORRUPT, THERE IS NO WAY ANY SYSTEM WILL DELIVER AS PLANNED.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. The problem arises when digits in control of the Government or Private Sector financial System are CORRUPT. As always, the rot sets in at the very top and loses control of those at the bottom.

    In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  101. mubarakchan Jul 14,2019 3:53 PM

    Tun

    Last but not least, the following happy headline should be noted by all on this distinguished Blog, thus :-

    1. ” MALAYSIA’S INDUSTRIAL GROWTH IN MAY EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS.”

    The GDP was reported at 4.0%

    Kudos to you and DSAI with the whole Team by your side on this significant success which is SELF-EXPLANATORY.

    In comparison, Singapore’s May GDP was a shocking contraction at 0.10% – the lowest in 10 years

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

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

  102. mubarakchan Jul 14,2019 3:41 PM

    Tun

    The following happy headlines which appeared today must be highlighted in this distinguished Blog, thus

    1. ” TOURISM INDUSTRY EXPECTED TO GENERATE RM 192 BILLIONS NEXT YEAR.”

    2. ” PUTRAJAYA MULLS REPLACING LIFE IMPRISONMENT WITH UP TO 30 YEAARS JAIL. ”

    1. The Minister of Tourism should be lauded on announcing the expected tourism receipts for 2020 at RM 192 Billions WITHOUT ANY CONTRIBUTION BY THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG.

    IF THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG ARE IMPLEMENTED, THE BENEFITS FROM TOURISM RISE TO AN ADDITIONAL RM 50 BILLIONS TO RM 100 BILLIONS EASILY FOR PENANG.

    Only a person who is dumb, blind and deaf cannot SEE THIS GREAT BENEFIT FROM THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG. There will be NO MEGA DEBTS AS WELL.

    Then the Minister’s estimate of the 2020 receipts could be considered an understatement.

    NOT ONLY THAT, THE FALL-OUT TO KEDAH, PERLIS, PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU FROM OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ECO-TOURISM WILL ADD MORE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS TO THE STATES’ COFFERS.

    Hence, as I said before Penang is the catalyst or hub for the beginning of a NEW AND FRUITFUL SOCIO-ECONOMIC ERA FOR PENANG AND THE OTHER NORTHERN STATES WHICH IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF-INTEREST !

    Through Penang and Kedah, the other Northern States come into the socio-economic development ambit so created easily and seamlessly for the IMMEDIATE BENEFITS FOR ALL THE STATES SUPPORTERS AND THE RAKYAT. The New Proposals are transparent, fair, just and all Rakyat benefit.

    What are better than these New Proposals ?

    2. Putrajaya since 9 May 2018 has adopted a Caring Attitude for the Rakyat. Kudos to those who have the right compassion and the right thinking cap on.

    Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs which did nothing.

    And if anything was done, it was like the FAKE REVISION OF THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967, NOW CAUSES SUFFERINGS AND HARDSHIPS TO OVER 500,000 URBAN BANKRUPTS OF WHICH OVER 200,000 ARE YOUNG MALAYS AND A LARGE NUMBER OF NON-MALAYS.

    It is time for the incumbent Minister of Law to put this fake REVISION RIGHT LIKE THAT IN SINGAPORE, BRITAIN, HONG KONG AND AUSTRALIA.

    We are a proud and honourable country. It is not right for a FAKE BN MINISTER OF LAW TO FAKE A REVISION OF THE BANKRUPTCY LAW TO INCARCERATE OVER 500,000 BANKRUPT CITIZENS because the fake Law began in October 2017 WITH NO BANKRUPTS ! Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018.

    HENCE IT IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR THAT INSTEAD OF A LIFE SENTENCE THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT OF THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE GOOD AND THE GREAT NOW CONSIDERS A LIFE SENTENCE OF NOT MORE THAN 30 YEARS WILL BE SUFFICIENT !

    Kudos again to the incumbent Government which cares for ALL. If the new 30 year jail term is implemented, there will be more room in the over-crowded jails which will be further improved if ALL PERSONAL DRUG-USER ADDICTS ARE NOT GOING TO BE TREATED AS CRIMINALS AND WILL PLACED IN THE FORMER NS CAMPS. These steps are a big humane plus for Putrajaya.

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

  103. mubarakchan Jul 14,2019 1:40 PM

    Tun

    Here is an interesting headline from the financial weekly ‘The Edge’, thus,

    ” HONG KONG TURNS OLD AIRPORT INTO BILLIONS WORTH OF LUXURY CONDOS.”

    The headline clearly underlines the serious attitude of the Hong Kong Government to turn a piece of derelict land into a gold mine worth billions of HK Dollars for its citizens.

    Penang is even more fortunate by having TWO old airports with lands that could be turned into gold mines of property developments and more revenue for the State Government literally without lifting a finger.

    But the Penang State Government have been pursuing mega billion ringgits projects which entail the borrowings of billions of ringgits to develop projects which do not guarantee a solid return.

    LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE FROM 1959 – 2015. HE DID NOT DO BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS MEN THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. HENCE, HE WAS HONEST AND CLEAN.

    The surprising thing is that the Penang State Government decided to do what Lee Kuan Yew feared to tread and pursued Policies diametrically opposite to his steadfast principles of transparency in the public interest.

    IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT LEE KUAN YEW PAID A VISIT TO THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT WHEN HE MADE THAT AUDACIOUS TRIP TO THE HOT AND HUMID ULUS OF MALAYSIA IN PURSUIT OF HIS DREAM THE TPPA IN JUNE 2009 AT THE AGE OF 85 !

    Hong Kong had only one airport and could garner billions of Hong Kong Dollars without any borrowings.

    Penang has TWO old airports and wants to BORROW BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF RINGGITS TO DEVELOP MEGA PROJECTS WHICH COULD ALL BE SCRAPPED IN FAVOUR OF BETTER ALTERNATIVES. !

    The Penang State Government should consider themselves extremely fortunate for the following reasons, thus :-

    1. The Penang State Government is now part of the incumbent and ruling party of Malaysia.

    2. The Kulim International Airport with 3 runways releases the old Bayan Airport lands for a NEW GEORGE TOWN, THE BEST TROPICAL CITY IN THE WORLD, which will generate with snow-ball effects BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF RINGGITS BOTH FOR THE STATE GOVERNMENT, ITS SUPPORTERS AND RAKYAT IMMEDIATELY.

    3. The New Proposals will turn Penang into one of the richest States in Malaysia. As it is, Penang has only a clean set of books !

    And Penang has TWO old airports to CREATE MONEY WITHOUT MONEY BOLSTERED BY DEBT FREE PROJECTS ! Am I talking to a wall on this, Tun ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. It is good to recall that Lee Kuan Yew never borrowed a single cent to develop Singapore 1959-2015. He did not do business with business men in his life long career. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling.

  104. mubarakchan Jul 14,2019 2:37 AM

    Tun

    The following headlines should catch everyone’s eyes today, thus

    1. ” PENANG FISHERFOLK APPEAL TO ANWAR OVER PSR PROJECT.”

    2. ” ANWAR MEETS FISHERMEN OVER PSR.”

    It is not so much about the protests of the 200 fishermen and their families but IT IS A QUESTION OF PRINCIPLE WHICH IS NOW ENSNARED IN THIS 3 ISLAND RECLAMATION PROJECT which is out-dated like the Dodo bird of Mauritius. Let’s have the facts.

    1. This 3 island reclamation arose out of a Master Plan which was bandied around for over 8 years with the original intention of embarrassing the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs after troupes of foreigners visited the State Government then.

    2. LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE. HE NEVER DID BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS MEN IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR UNLIKE THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT.

    3. But there are ALTERNATIVES WHICH DO NOT NEED TO BORROW MONEY BUT CREATE MONEY FOR THE STATE COFFERS AND BENEFIT THE PENANG GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS AND THE RAKYAT IMMEDIATELY, THESE OPTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDEREED SERIOUSLY.

    4. It is alleged that the 3 islands reclamation will take 30 years coupled with complicated funding formulas which are dependent on INTANGIBLES and unpredictable MARKET TRENDS ! THERE IS NO GUARANTEE WHATSOEVER BY THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT THAT THIS RECLAMATION PROJECT WILL SUCCEED OVER 30 YEARS. What happens if the Project is abandoned ?

    5. It is alleged that the reclamation for other parts of Penang costs only RM 25 per sq foot. It was reported that this 3 islands reclamation project costs RM 60 per sq foot. I could be wrong.

    Let us now turn to the NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG AFTER THE 9TH MAY GE OF 2018.

    Our beloved Malaysia is now expected to reduce the HANDLING OF MONEY BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS TO STOP RAMPANT CORRUPTION AND ABUSE OF POWER.

    I AM NOT AWARE WHETHER THIS VIRTUE IS IN THE HARAPAN MANIFESTO ! If it is, why is any State Government or the Penang State Government still pursuing GLC PROJECTS like the 3 islands reclamation projects WITH FULLY ACTIVE STATE PARTICIPATION ?

    And a point which might have been missed. THE PRIVATE GROUP SHOULD PAY A DEPOSIT OF AT LEAST RM 300 MILLION OR MORE TO GUARANTEE THE SUCCESS OF THE 3 ISLAND RECLAMATION PROJECT !

    THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG.

    1. Scrap the old Bayan Lepas Airport. Scrap the Tunnel. Scrap the Highway. Scrap the 3 islands reclamation Project. Penang is not Singapore. Singapore is not Penang. Lee Kuan Yew NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT OR DO BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS MEN !

    2. Build the World’s Finest Tropical City on the old Bayan Lepas Airport and its environs. To the north, the Sungei Keluang, the west the foot-hills for affordable housing, to the south, a World’s best beach and to the east, flatten Pulau Jerejak into a small domestic airport and a terminal for 4 luxury liners. Factories will shift to the mainland because the lands will increase in value.

    3. Scrap the Quit Rent and Assessment for Old George Town. With the many skyscrapers in the New George Town, there will be massive revenue for the State.

    4. Turn Komtar into 2 hotels, Budget and 4 Star.

    5. The proposed Highway should be a Japanese type country rail which runs from Tanjong Bungah via the foothills and New George Town to Kulim, Butterworth and Sg Patani.

    6. A fast train connects the New George Town with the Kulim International Airport with 3 proposed runways.

    7. Turn the Butterworth Airport into a mixed development for the private sector via open auctions of land.

    8. Upgrade the Penang Ferry for services to Langkawi, Kedah, North Perak.

    9. Upgrade the 19th Century sewerage system and mitigate the floods via underground cisterns and channels WITH THE LATEST ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES.

    10 Pedestrianize parts of the Old George Town with concomitant upgrade of all the buildings.

    11. Introduce trams in the Old and the New George Towns.

    12. PENANG HAS ONLY ONE VITAL FUNCTION WHICH IS TO TURN ITSELF INTO THE WORLD’S BEST HOLIDAY AND LIFE-STYLE DESTINATION which creates immediate jobs for workers without much training in the HOSPITALITY TRADES. The jobs are of a higher grade and value than being a FACTORY WORKER.

    13..IF PENANG SUCCEEDS AS THE WORLD’S BEST HOLIDAY AND LIFE-STYLE DESTINATION, IT LOGICALLY FOLLOWS THAT IT POSES A DIRECT COMPETITION TO SINGAPORE AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THAILAND. THIS IS A FACT.

    14. In other words, if Penang commits hara-kiri by pursuing A MASTER PLAN TO COPY CAT SINGAPORE, this Plan can only fail MISERABLY BECAUSE PENANG IS NOT SINGAPORE. And Penang has to depend on LOANS which it does not have.

    15. SHIFT THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO THE NEW GEORGE TOWN AT BAYAN LEPAS.

    From all points of view, the 3 islands reclamation Project is a NON-STARTER ESPECIALLY THE ALTERNATIVES DO NOT COST MUCH MONEY BUT GAIN MUCH REVENUE FOR THE STATE COFFERS AND BENEFIT THE STATE SUPPORTERS AND THE RAKYAT IMMEDIATELY.

    Further, the New Proposal benefits spread out as far as Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Trengganu and Perak IMMEDIATELY.

    BUT THE ISLANDS RECLAMATION PROJECT ONLY BENEFITS ONE PARTY, THE PRIVATE BUSINESS GROUP ONLY.

    In our beloved Malaysia, all the Rakyat must consider all public matters in the NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF-INTEREST.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem The problem only arises when the authorities do not consider public matters in the NATIONAL INTEREST. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  105. mubarakchan Jul 13,2019 11:58 AM

    Tun

    Some commentators here would think that I am ANTI-SINGAPORE with all my factual comments which presented a negative light of Singapore. Fact are facts.

    I am not ANTI-SINGAPORE BUT PRO-SINGAPORE like our beloved humble wise brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was educated at the famous King Edward VII Medical College, Singapore in his formative years.

    Like our Tun, my comments are honest opinions of how Lee Kuan Yew viewed and dealt with our beloved Malaysia from the very moment he attained POWER.

    The first was the 1962 Water Agreement which any other decent country would only sign if not fudged because it has become a record of underhand tactics. It is an important document between sovereign nations.

    In its present state, the Agreement looks like the GIVER AND THE TAKER IS ONE AND THE SAME. This was a one page affair.

    However, by the 21st Century, Lee Kuan Yew again attempted to fudge the minds and senses of decent Malaysians. HE GOT THE CROOKED AND TREASONOUS MALAYSIANS AT THE HIGHEST LEVFL IN GOVERNMENT AND THE CIVIL SERVICE TO BETRAY MALAYSIA AND WORK TO HIS ADVANTAGE.

    THIS TIME THIS LOWLY LOT WHICH CAN ONLY BE VIEWED WITH CONTEMPT PRODUCED A 50 VOLUME AGREEMENT TO FUDGE AND CAMOUFLAGE EVIL INTENTIONS !

    What a joke ! What a farce ! TO SAVE SINGAPORE SUSTAINABILITY AND VIABILITY FOR LEE KUAN YEW’S INHERITORS WITH MALAYSIA’S OWN SIGNATURE SIGNED BY HER TOP LEADERSHIP ! Cunning, cruel, devious and vicious.

    The intentions and motives of Lee Kuan Yew, from the very moment of his appearance in public office to the end, had this funny notion of always wanting to WIN AT ALL COSTS AND MEANS. Unfortunately, for him, the World is not cast like that as Tun and others know ! There are millions of other souls too !

    THEREFORE THE BIRTH OF SINGAPORE WAS BORN WITH THE FIRM INTENTION OF WINNING AGAINST MALAYSIA AT ALL COSTS 1965 -2019. This is the Policy of the Singapore Government cast in stone or clay ?

    From everyone’s point of view, our beloved Malaysia lost BIG ! But is this really TRUE ?

    Malaysia lost with the 1962 Water Agreement, the software of the MSA, the years of exploitation of the joint Stock Exchange by Singapore through unofficial manipulative methods, unannounced huge tax evasion by Singapore’s businessmen, smuggling, the rocks, the low hanging fruits. the Avenue, KTM assets, steel rails and property, etc.

    Malaysia got nothing from Singapore throughout this relationship but a lot of BLUFFOLOGY OR BS wafted over from south of the Causeway !!

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    After decades of unending ear-fuls of BLUFFOLOGY OR BS from the likes of Lee Kuan Yew, SUDDENLY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA OVERNIGHT ON 9 MAY 2018 despite Singapore’s best efforts at developing very hot relationships through very private retreats with the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, BECAME ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you, Singapore ?

    Yes, Tun ! We have no bad intentions or motive towards Singapore as proven since the beginning of time. We want her to do well NORMALLY AND NOT NIT-PICK WITH MALAYSIA AS A MATTER OF POLICY.

    In this context, it is now clear historically that Lee Kuan Yew built his reputation and success on his dealings with Malaysia 1959 – 2015. Unfortunately, this Policy is also part of his 47 Failed Public Policy as implemented by him.

    His 1972 2 Child Family Policy not only was cruel but screwed the lights out Singapore’s dominant Chinese population which NOW HAS ONLY 900,000 MALE CHINESE AGED 21-50 ! Vide. Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011.

    And there were 46 other failed Policies in support.

    Where did the National Interest of Singapore figure in all these but a reflection of Lee Kuan Yew’s dominant role as a Ruler ?

    THE SADDEST THING IS THAT LEE KUAN YEW COULD HAVE USED HIS INTELLECT TO RULE NORMALLY WITH GREAT SUCCESS. BUT HE DID NOT. HIS WHOLE PUBLIC LIFE WAS SHADOWED BY FEAR !

    It was alleged that before Lee Kuan Yew turned up at any place in Singapore, an anti-bomb squad would comb the area with a 100 metres radius by inspecting trees, flower pots, drains etc.

    Quote Franklin D Roosevelt,’ THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF ”

    With the whole World changing with great intensity these days, how can Singapore survive in a tunnel which is dark and long with no prospect of seeing daylight for at least another 5 years ? A multi-lateral World with no holds barred and all jostled for survival, big and small ?

    I believe radical thoughts must overrule radical events.

    In other words, Singapore should seriously consider a CONFEDERATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND before it is too late. Without going into the details which fit each other like a glove, the benefits to both parties are huge and the negative thoughts which have dominated Singapore’s Policies towards her Malay neighbours will disappear overnight.

    Of course, the best would have been for Lee Kuan Yew to invest in 4,000 tons of GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce before the 21st Century. Singapore would have been the King of the Hill and not just a Knight in shining armour. He did not and now Singapore and his inheritors pay the PRICE.

    A single adroit and wise move would put back Singapore on the rostrum of glory !

    WHO DARES TO DO THIS ? PER ARDUA AD ASTRA !

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

  106. mubarakchan Jul 12,2019 11:56 PM

    Tun

    There are more dismal headlines from Singapore which is now in the early throes of a recession caused not so much by the Sino-US Trade War but by her inability to restructure her economy after the loss of those Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    The loss was at least 2%-3% of the GDP because from 2002 to 2019, despite strenuous efforts, all attempts to breach 3% of the GDP failed.

    Of course, Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy for his inheritors, the cunning and vicious TPPA/CPTPP Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer never took its place in the Sun. Trump tore it up on his first day in office. Some folks are still trying to save Singapore via the TPPA/CPTPP.

    My friends who are Datuks kept telling me for years that Singapore was booming because the restaurants and Orchard Road were filled with customers or pedestrians. I told them not to be silly to be so easily convinced by superficial visuals of the place. I asked them whether most of them were tourists or locals. The answer was tourists. And I asked them to enquire from their more senior friends privately what were their true views of Singapore. But it is generally now known in the Federation that things are not so rosy in Singapore compared to their glorious past of 30 years ago.

    The game changer of the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 and Uncle Sam’s self defeating hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globalization. Free Trade Human Rights ” actually blessed the BRICS but NEGLECTED SINGAPORE or literally left her naked in terms of economic rewards and opportunities.

    As the saying goes,’ 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 ”

    The following headlines are self-explanatory of Singapore who once punched above its weight before the end of the Cold War 1948-1989

    Only a person who is blind, deaf and dumb would not notice these significant news !

    1. ” SINGAPORE’S GROWTH DIPS TO LOWEST IN 10 YEARS. ”

    2. ” SINGAPORE’S Q2 GDP GROWTH COMES IN FLAT FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS – 0.10%.”

    3. ” SINGAPORE’S ECONOMY UNEXPECTEDLY SHRINKS AS TRADE WOES WORSENS.”

    4. ” SINGAPORE’S SHOCK GDP CONTRACTION SENDS WARNING FOR WORLD TRADE.”

    Finally the dilemma of Singapore’s woes have appeared in print which no person can deny anymore. The whole tale has yet to unfold for Singapore without natural and human resources over a 30 year period arising from her LOSS OF THE QUESIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES DURING THE COLD WAR. This lush profit turned out to be like opium for her who became addicted to the ways of easy revenue.

    IF ONLY LEE KUAN YEW HAD INVESTED IN 4,000 TONS OF GOLD AT US$ 300 per ounce ! His firm belief in conventions and economists, led him to forget about Singapore’s National Interest and her lack of both human and natural resources.

    On the other hand, our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is humble, wise, brilliant and courageous who knew how to think.

    Thank goodness this time round there are no more crooked and money grabbing closest aides to create gigantic scandals behind Tun’s back ! Those closest aides with a penchant to collect Stradivarius violins at US$ 5 Million a piece, or banks or padded prices of Proton wheel rims to make hundreds of millions of ringgits etc. The list goes on and on.

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

  107. mubarakchan Jul 10,2019 2:41 PM

    Tun

    Here are some headlines from Singapore the ” World’s Best in Everything ” to balance those headlines from Malaysia to put the whole political and socio-economic picture in proper perspective, thus :-

    1. ” TEMASEK’S ONE YEAR RETURN TUMBLES AMID SOFTER REGIONAL MARKETS ”

    2. ” TEMASEK’S ASSET VALUE LOOKS SET TO FALL ”

    3, ” S’PORE 2Q GDP LIKELY GREW 1.1% Y-O-Y, SLOWEST PACE IN A DECADE.”

    These 3 ominous headlines from Singapore highlight the deep dilemma of Singapore today in July 2019. These are true reflections of the cardinal mistakes by Lee Kuan Yew who brooked no dissent or contrary views . And these mistakes of Lee Kuan Yew only added up to his panoply of 47 of Failed Public Policies which he implemented in his life-time.

    For example, his 2 Child Family Policy to create geniuses which even Hitler did not venture into, effectively killed off Singapore’s indigenous population which is now left with only 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011. Or his unique Political System which is Anti-Cambridge, Godless, Neo-communistic and bolstered by his Apparatchiks and the West Or GLCs which could only be effectively controlled by Lee Kuan Yew alone in a tiny place and many more.

    Temasek and the Policy which went with it after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 could never be sustained due to the fact that from the lofty Olympic heights of the Singapore Government’s narrow based investments, suddenly, Singapore’s precious investments were exposed down to the levels of the hoi-polloi of the World in which the Gnomes of Zurich have traditionally played a major role in its undertakings since the beginning of the International Financial System which we know so well today.

    Singapore by not recognising its own special status before this ominous mistake, put paid to the horrendous loss of US$ 108 Billions in October 2008.

    What Singapore made from the QUESIONALBE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WERE LOST TO THE GNOMES OF ZURICH AT ONE FELL SWOOP. This huge mistake arose from the frailty of one person, Lee Kuan Yew.

    He and Singapore were much flattered in all the Western media before the Crash of October 2008. To add to his mistake, he was appointed to be an Adviser to the Citibank and UBS. Both these bastions of the Gnomes of Zurich were over-paying their Chiefs by astronomical amounts of money. And both crashed as a result.

    History will not forgive Lee Kuan Yew for the cardinal mistake which he made by getting Singapore involved with the hoi-polloi of the World.

    This exposed the frailty of Lee Kuan Yew vis-a-vis Singapore. In other words, through the decades he forgot himself on how to THINK which he never acquired the art of thinking whilst at Cambridge. He was there for only 3 short years i.e. each academic Term lasts only 3 months.

    By the lack of the art of how to THINK, Lee Kuan Yew lost the BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF HIS LIFE BY NOT INVESTING IN GOLD WITH ALL THE LUSH PROFITS FROM THE QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE PROFITS GARNERED DURING THE HEY-DAY OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 BY SINGAPORE. When the Cold War was suddenly over, the BRICS just stepped in and took-over these QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES. Singapore was left with NOTHING from 1990 to 2019 !

    LITTLE DID LEE KUAN YEW REALISE THEN, THOSE HIGHLY PROFITABLE YEARS OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WERE JUST A ONE-OFF AFFAIR. He only discovered this years later in the early 1990s when he sent Goh Chok Tong to import Indians to boost the GDP which never succeeded due to the fact that the World had changed because of Uncle Sam’s post Cold War hegemonic spiel, ” Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights ” which cost America a lot but it was up to Trump to reverse this cardinal mistake of America which only benefitted the BRICS ! For Singapore from a very profitable monopolistic unilateral trade blessed by Uncle Sam, overnight, her market became A MULTI-LATERAL WORLD COMPETING WITH EVERYONE !

    This is the true explanation of Singapore’s deep dilemma to-day WHICH CAN ONLY BE RESOLVED BY A CONFEDERATION WITH EITHER THE UNITED KINGDOM OR SCOTLAND !

    NOT ONLY THAT, SINGAPORE INSTEAD OF GARNERING PROFITS FROM ITS MONOP0LISTIC TRADES BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM DURING THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 AFTER ITS SUDDEN END, HAD TO TRADE IN A MULT-LATERAL WORLD INSTEAD OF A UNI-LATERAL WORLD BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM TO DO THE QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES !

    If Lee Kuan Yew had invested those Cold War profits 1948-1989 in GOLD at US$ 300 per ounce, SINGAPORE WILL NOT ONLY BE A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR BUT THE KING OF THE HILL. Malaysia would have been caught between a rock and a hard place.

    With 4,000 tons of GOLD, Singapore ranks next to the United States with 7,000 tons. Singapore would have been in the same league as Germany with 4,000 tons but superior to France and Italy both with 3,000 tons and Russia and China 2,000 tons. India is reputed to have 1,000 tons.

    By adopting a narcissistic stance and a live long obsession to belittle Malaysia, LEE KUAN YEW LOST THE WHOLE PLOT ALTOGETHER AT THE EXPENSE OF SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL INTEREST AND HER CITIZENS !

    The unique opportunity to create GOLD as a natural resource of Singapore has now gone forever.

    The opportunity to be a superior country with an important natural resource was missed which now Singapore has NONE. The creation of a new gold industry in which its many facets would have flowered, like jewellery, strong rooms, banks, bonds, deposits, smelters, transport, etc would have put a new cachet of business for Singapore. At least the military has something to protect. Unlike now, it protects nothing but from virtual Malay threats !

    That is the sad story of One Man’s Rule in Singapore according to his Vision which now known to be quite CONVENTIONAL.

    Finally, the boastful refrain of the 1990s that Singapore punches above it weight is no more.

    The huge profits from the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades from 1948 – 1989, pushed Singapore up to the First World through the 1990s. But this momentum was lost at the turn of the 21st Century to 2019. Since 2002, Singapore’s GDP could not breach 3% per annum. And the latest Government forecast year on year is just 1.5% to 2.5% before inflation ! For 2020, analysts have predicted a recession to come. Singapore missed building up her reserves from 2002 – 2019 and now has nothing to show for this.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    Singapore now has no Lee Kuan Yew to frighten the lights of the ordinary folk on both sides of the Causeway. The BLUFFOLOGY OR BS which used to waft over as created by Lee Kuan Yew is no longer evident. With a colonial entreport 1946-1980, Singapore’s GDP was always a fizzy 7% which Lee Kuan Yew misled us all that they made a lot of profits from smuggling to and from Indonesia. Now Singapore is a First World country with everything in place. YET SHE COULD NOT BREACH 3% GDP FOR 17 YEARS ! Is’nt this expose’ REVEALING ! About those ” Trades ” !

    The true picture of a country is dependent not only on its GDP but also all the goodies like life-style, standard or cost of living, the feel good feeling etc which should be the intrinsic values to be considered.

    As it is said ‘ HUMANKIND SHOULD NOT LIVE BY MONEY ALONE. ‘ See how MONEY destroyed the 3 Generations of Malay elite to the consternation of all who are concerned !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling to permit the good hormones to flow !

  108. mubarakchan Jul 10,2019 11:13 AM

    Tun

    Congratulations ! My very best wishes and many happy returns of the day to you on your Birthday ! An astounding achievement with unique wisdom, brilliance and courage of a person born to rule honestly and honourably.

    If not for your SERVICE BEFORE SELF OR WHAT YOU CALLED YOUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES, OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WOULD BY NOW BE NO LONGER THE COUNTRY AS SITPULATED BY OUR BELOVED CONSTITUTION !

    Certainly, by now, we would have been enslaved by Singapore through deceit the collaboration of treasonous Malaysians, big and small, and the BN Government working hand in glove with Singapore via Lee Kuan Yew’s TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer.

    The Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs would be a 100% Puppet of Singapore by now, July 2019. All the friends of the BOSS, the Indonesian Eagle, the Singapore Lion and the Israeli hawk would have a jolly good time feeding on the carcass of our beloved Malaysia, once proud, strong and confident. But then no more because of treachery of the worst kind eg. like the Fall of the Ming Dynasty in the 17th Century !

    BUT MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES !

    Overnight of 9 May 2018, MALAYSIA BECAME ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    Malaysia with its gigantic choke point of 2,000 km which stretches from the Andaman sea to the South China Sea, its wonderful inhabitants, its bountiful natural resources and a stupendous record of stable and democratically elected Governments since Merdeka in 1957 CAN NOW RUB SHOULDERS WITH THE TOP TIER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. Singapore’s choke point is 1 km wide.

    It is only a matter of time before ALL MALAYSIA’S RAKYAT REALISE THAT THEY ARE PART OF THE WORLD AT LARGE TOO AND SHOULD NOT HIDE THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND LIKE AN OSTRICH.

    And today’s fine weather augurs well for more and significant achievements, decisions and ideas to come from our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    SIGNIFICANTLY, THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE CLOSEST AIDE THIS TIME ROUND. THOSE CLOSEST AIDES 1981-2003, ALL OF THEM, STOLE THE COUNTRY AND ITS RAKYAT BLIND OF THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY.

    I wonder how many dare turn up for your festive celebrations, Tun ?

    These crooks who caused ALL THE MEGA SCANDALS LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED AND IN THE PROCESS, IMMOLATED THEMSELVES AS THE ELITE OF THE 2ND GENERATION !

    There you are Tun a vivid colour and unique painting for you to put the final strokes to complete the PAINTING KNOWN AS A LIVING CANVAS OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    You have HUMBLY CONTINUED THE GRAND AND HONOURABLE VISION OF YOUR DISTINGUISHED PREDECESSORS THE TUNKU, TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND TUN HUSSEIN ONN. Only a revolting blemish appeared for 15 years after your first sojourn. BUT IN THE ANNALS OF HISTORY, THIS TERRIBLE SUFFERING OF THE RAKYAT WILL BE REDUCED TO ONLY ONE BLACK DOT.

    Like Rembrandt, there can only be one TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. See the fakes between 2004 – 2018. Fakes are fakes, No matter how we toss the coin.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling with Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and the Family to permit the good hormones to flow ! Naysayers, troublemakers, detractors and morons, what say you ?

  109. mubarakchan Jul 9,2019 6:45 PM

    Tun

    All Malaysians may wonder how Air Serendipity made so much money whilst our MAS kept on losing.

    The fact was the Management of Air Serendipity was not Corrupt and was kept under a tight leash by the Boss who kept its books probably under his bed at the Istana.

    My distant relative from KL, worked for Air Serendipity for over 10 years as the CEO and was amply rewarded with the top job at the OCBC on his retirement.

    Here is how Air Serendipity gained at the expense of the other airlines because the Management was not corrupt. HOWEVER, THE CUSTOMERS OF AIR SERENDIPITY RECEIVING FAVOURS FROM THEM IS ANOTHER MATTER. Here are TWO true examples.

    1. Sime Darby in which I was a non-executive Director for 18 years until I was kicked out by the very MaLaysian Management whose highly paid jobs were created by me through my 1972 Concept with the support of the Prime Minister Tuna Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (so that these Malaysian fellows could bankrupt Sime Darby not once but twice in 1997 and 2910 respectively) employed one Lucy T in its Travel Agency.

    What I noticed was all Sime Darby AIR Travels were channelled to Air Serendipity and she was putting on more and more expensive baubles through the years. To the extent that her drunken husband once ignored me at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.

    EVENTUALLY, THIS RICH LADY SIME DARBY EMPLOYEE EMIGRATED TO PERTH AND BECAME A PARTNER OF SIME DARBY IN A TRAVEL OUTFIT CALLED THE GREAT WALL TRAVEL AGENCY which definitely garnered big bucks for her by arranging the China Tours via Air Serendipity and not MAS ! Another useless business set up in Australia created by the Malaysian Management of Sime Darby with no business motive or reason.

    An ancient saying called this type of human behaviour, thus

    ” THE MAIDSERVANT BECAME BIGGER THAN THE LADY BOSS !”

    2. Once I was travelling between Singapore and Zurich on the Air Serendipity. We were travelling at 30,000 feet. After a fine repast, I chatted up the German gentleman sitting next to me. Out of curiosity I asked him, ” WHY ARE YOU TRAVELLING BY AIR SERENDIPITY AND NOT LUFTHANSA ” His prompt replied was, ” FOR EVERY US$ 100,000 MY COMPANY SPENT, AIR SERENDIPITY PAYS ME US$ 30,000.” This remark struck my mind like a bell.

    Suddenly I realised WHY LUCY T OF SIME DARBY TRAVEL CHANNELED ALL SIME DARBY’S EXECUTIVE TRAVELS TO AIR SERENDIPITY AND MADE SO MUCH THAT HER DRUNKEN HUSBAND COULD IGNORE ME.” And MAS was NEVER patronised by Sime Darby’s executives. It’s a small small World Tun. It pays not to do anything illegal.

    In other words, Air Serendipity treated the cash pay outs to their network of agents or customers as advertisement expenses AND NOT CORRUPT PAYMENT AS LONG AS THEIR OWN AIR SERENDIPITY EMPLOYEES WERE NOT CORRUPTED. This could only be done through proper salaries, rewards and CLOSE MONITORING IN A VERY SMALL PLACE BY A SINGLE PERSON. Can our beloved Malaysia emulate this ?

    As for the background of this German gentleman, he told me he was the head honcho of Hitler’s Chief Spy Admiral Canaris’s (who was eventually executed by Hitler with a piano string for treason near the end of World War II). petroleum and business company based in Egypt. He had an apartment off Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur near the Ministry of Defence. Spies do have connections all over the World.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling to permit the good hormones to flow !

  110. mubarakchan Jul 9,2019 3:27 PM

    Tun

    Headlines appearing in our media are always interesting. Here are some headlines of today pertaining to important issues which were created by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. 2004 – 2018, thus :-

    1. ” THE PM CONSIDERING THE 4 PROPOSALS TO REVIVE MAS.”

    2. ” MALAYSIA’S PRIVATE SECTOR DEBT SOARING ”

    3. ” ECRL WILL BE RE-LAUNCHED ON 25 JULY ”

    1. With the second coming of our beloved wise brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, I am very surprised that there are FOUR PROPOSALS to revive the moribund MAS which had been a plaything of the Management, one after another since the 1970s on the pretext that our beloved Malaysia cannot do without them .

    I was definitely aware of the games the MAS Management played in the 1970s when there was an outbound tours boom, I used to own a travel agency who had to comply to the unofficial rules of the game by the MAS Management. I did not make money which was due to the costs created by the MAS Management at the material time. Of course, the MAS Management did not know that my professional specialty was CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING a tough profession which specialised in catching BIG WHITE COLLAR CROOKS and returned the raped and restructured company to the shareholders and their bankers in a normal form.

    Ironically, like most of my incidental events, I met the high profile Chief of MAS with the curly hair and round eyes from Taiping in the 4 persons lift of a luxury block of expensive flats behind the posh Harrods, Knightsbridge, London one fine morning in the 1980s. He avoided my gaze and looked up to the ceiling. For those interested, it is that expensive looking block of flats with a fountain at the entrance along expensive Sloan Street, Knightsbridge London. It’s still there !

    Now Tun with all the facts of how MAS was run by its Managements, you are now seasoned on the ways and wiles of the corporates of our beloved Malaysia which seemed to base their thoughts and plans on a simple motto eg. ‘ A GUNG HO OR CAN DO BASIS ‘.

    Remember the whole pack of closest aides (except for only one) who let the whole beloved Malaysia down after being lavished with all THE POWER AND MONEY in the 1980s-1990s. Later, some collected Stradivarius violins at US$5 Million a piece or others bought a complete Singaporean Art Gallery together with the lady curator or some used their corporate jets to dive bomb their wives along the North-South Highway or used the MAS First Class as a private jet to collect 4th rate art in London to adorn this fellow’s bare walls of his office at MAS’s expense of course or pad the price of the 5 wheel rims of the Proton to make hundreds of millions in a year which translated into the Rakyat’s hard earned money AND MUCH MORE You name it, the closest aides have done it at the expense of the hard-working Rakyat !

    Why the top Malaysian corporates did not behave NORMALLY AND CONVENTIONALLY I do not understand ? They also forgot that the brand name was not MAS but Malaysia !

    2. This Private Sector Soaring Debt is the result of 14 years of woeful neglect and the uncaring attitude towards the Rakyat by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs 2004-2018. A dire situation which was the work of Humankind and not due to natural disasters or circumstances beyond anyone’s control. THIS CRASS NEGLECT BY THE BN LEADERSHIP CANNOT BE DENIED AS THE EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE AND KNOWN TO ALL.

    If those who practise the ART OF POLITICS WELL, POLITICS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND WORTHWHILE PROFESSION GIVING DEEP SATISFACTION AND JOY AT FURTHERING THE CAUSE OF HUMANKIND TO ITS PRACTITIONERS.

    But there you are Tun, ex-presidents or prime ministers of South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, South Africa, the Philippines, Chile, Peru, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many more countries have been imprisoned or allegedly accused of corruption. This is a common human frailty NOT TO BE DISMISSED LIGHTLY.

    Therefore, the soaring debts of our private corporate business of Malaysia is the result of the lack of business opportunities in a small country because OF THE MONEY WHICH WAS SIPHONED OUT OVERSEAS AS RECORDED BY THE UN, WORLD BANK AND IMF TO THE EXTENT OF RM 1.5 TRILLION 2002 – 2018. Which country in the World can withstand this haemorrhage of money as permitted by the SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND THE GLCs between 2004 – 2018 ?

    And yet these former Leaders smiled without remorse or regrets as could be discerned in the social media every day on their way to the Courts ! And not forgetting that only 5 Malay elite are left being one 80 year old, one 40 year old and two AZMIN and SADDIQ being the latest elite present and available.

    A WHOLE 3RD GENERATION OF MALAY ELITE WAS WIPED OUT BETWEEN 2004-2018 !

    Our Constitution governs that the Malay elite and the Non-Malay elite work together. Hence, it is imperative that our beloved Malaysia must have both to dance the tango of developmental success.

    As one observer put it our beloved Tun is like the little Dutch boy with his little finger stuck in the dyke to prevent a collapse of the whole important structure which is our beloved Malaysia.

    Let us hope that the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs through their ATROCIOUS DEEDS 2004-2018 has finally jolted all the Rakyat into THE REALITY OF HOW A COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE REALLY TICK ! Just by being NORMAL WITH HARD WORK AND A FEELING FOR OUR FELLOW COUNTRYMENT without thick skin, arrogance and a superiority complex over others in a small country !

    THE SOARING DEBTS OF PRIVATE CORPORATE SECTOR OF MALAYSIA WAS MAN-MADE COMPOUNDED BY A FUN AND GAMES LOVING SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004 – 2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs.

    3. The ECRL will be re-launched on 25 July 2019. This is the best news of all for those who understand that in our country, the incumbent Government must take the lead in building mega infrastructure projects. Then the goodies for the Rakyat will flow down the slippery slopes of the POWER PYRAMID to the outstretched hands of the proletariat at the bottom.

    This simple function to RULE WAS ABSENT BETWEEN 2004-2018 BY THE BN GOVERNMENT. THE GOODIES WERE SEEN TO DEFY GRAVITY BY FLOWING UPWARDS INTO THE POCKETS OF THE BN LEADERSHIP.

    Only the long suffering Malaysian Rakyat could tolerate this nonsense for so long 2004 – 2018 by which time, the whole country was raped and the money nearly all gone and left with huge debts WITHOUT ANY TANGIBLE EVIDENCE HOW THE MONEY WAS SPENT ! Foreign rogues from Singapore, Indonesia. Israel etc came to feast on the body of our beloved Malaysia 2004 – 2018.

    Malsysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling to keep the good hormones flowing !

  111. mubarakchan Jul 8,2019 11:44 PM

    Tun

    The most refreshing headline this morning appeared on the front page of the New Straits Times.

    There was a full colour picture of your good-self and Malaysia very own master Chef, Wan. Both of you standing proud, strong and happy. THE SIGNIFICANT AND OBVIOUS MESSAGE IS THAT YOU ARE BACK ON THE FRONT OF THE VENERABLE NEW STRAITS TIMES ! This is important to all of us Rakyat and the World at large. Seeing is believing !

    Not too long ago, in 2006, a hard-core PAP flunkey sat on the Chief Editor’s Chair of the NSTP with a lush Sime Darby Apache contract on his lap to make his sojourn in hot and humid KL more comfortable.

    Those were the moronic days of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs 2004-2018. Their crimes still linger with us in large measures.

    July should be an ominous month for all of us with a beautiful hindsight of the previous 6 months which put more flesh onto the skinny animal stripped to the bare bones by the greedy and rapacious mob of the BN Government 2004-2018.

    Kudos to you for proposing the amalgamation of small holders estates into larger ones for efficient and profitable management by REAL PLANTERS AND NOT LIKE THOSE CORPORATE CROOKS WHO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A ICONIC SOCIO-ECONOMIC INSTITUTION and stole RM 20 Billions under the guise of BENEFITTING THE SMALL HOLDERS. Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan !

    There is still hope yet for FELDA to recover to its former glorious self given the estates are managed by real planters and not CROOKS.

    THE WEALTH OF FELDA IS THE LAND AND ITS INFRASTRUCTURE POPULATED BY SETTLERS WHO NEED TO BE GUIDED AND BEFRIENDED – an approach which is quite different from any other commercial business. In this, I am certain you will succeed with your little follow-up note book. For those who did not understand that doctors all keep pocket notebooks, labelled you a Dictator. This only showed their brains or mind-set were set at HALF PAST SIX Malaysian Time.

    Return FELDA to its original roots of palm oil production. Forget about investing in far away places into 4th rate expensive hotels and dormitories.

    THE INTERESTING QUESTION IS TO WHERE DID THE ORIGINAL RM 6 BILLION CASH AND ANOTHER RM 14 BILLION LOAN DISAPPEARED TO WHICH ADDED UP TO A TOTAL OF RM 20 BILLION SPENT IN JUST 4 YEARS ? Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling let the good hormones flow !

  112. mubarakchan Jul 4,2019 10:09 AM

    Tun

    The political landscape of Malaysia these days have become a farce created by the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors and morons. Those clean fresh young faces of non-elite kept on appearing in the social media. There is no doubt a new profession has sprung up in recent months occupying the space which was once filled with NGOs and what have you ! – For people willing to do sexual acrobatics for MONEY ! We Malaysians certainly know how to eke a living out of unexpected professions !

    With the scarcity of topics available for the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors and morons to attack. a decorative pair of Chinese couplets in the FM Office, were picked as objects of derision which I think is as ridiculous as it can be. The FM added that he had a pair of Islamic verses too which made the whole episode incongruous.

    If I am the FM, his Chinese couplets are not that good and should be replaced with the ancient Chinese couplet thus :

    ” YOU MUST HAVE PEACE AND HARMONY AT HOME.” ” BEFORE YOU CAN WIN FIGHTING IN THE STREETS !”

    And instead of Islamic Verses, he should replace them with one of the many fine Malay pantuns, thus :

    ” A BEAN FORGETS ITS POD ! ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  113. mubarakchan Jul 4,2019 9:41 AM

    Tun

    Things are moving fast during this period of time being the second half of 2019.

    The headline this morning was thus,

    1. ‘ GOVERNMENT APPROVAL GIVEN TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT ON THE RECLAMATION FROM THE SEA IN PENANG. ”

    Congratulations to the Penang State Government for its initiatives in creating wealth for the State through its relationships with the business sector. I would like to highlight the following :-

    1. lEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE SEN TO BUILD SINGAPORE TO WHAT IT IS TODAY. HE AND HIS GOVERNMENT DID NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR. AS A RESULT, HE WAS NOT TAINTED BY BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION TILL THE END.

    2. THE PROPOSAL TO CLOSE DOWN THE OLD BAYAN LEPAS AIRPORT AND TURN IT INTO THE WORLD’S BEST TROPICAL CITY, THE NEW GEORGE TOWN, STILL HOLDS. THIS PLAN MAYBE INCORPORATED INTO WHATEVER THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT HAS IN MIND IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  114. mubarakchan Jul 3,2019 5:32 PM

    Tun

    It was indeed a surprise to me who thought that the export of sand was banned long ago with the headline, ” IN BLOW TO SINGAPORE EXPANSION, MALAYSIA BANS SEA SAND EXPORTS.”

    Malaysia has always lost to Singapore in terms of anything and everything which Singapore wanted because of Bribery and Corruption of those in charge of enforcement.

    Once, I asked my relatives in Singapore why we Malaysians always got cheated by the Singaporeans whether by their written off goods sold in the KL Malls or we invested in their assets or whatever like the latest generation of rich young Malays who LOST BIG IN SINGAPORE IN RECENT YEARS ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE, HI-TECH START-UPS, REAL ESTATE ETC.

    The Singaporeans replied that they feel they could cheat us WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE since we Malaysians are corrupt and easy to make money in Malaysia.

    Singapore’s view of Malaysia began in the sneaky 1962 Water Agreement and the equally sneaky Pulau Batu Puteh Disclaimer – both were produced under suspicious circumstances and safe-guarded in LEGAL TERMS IN FAVOUR OF SINGAPORE. It takes two to tango.

    After 1962, there were lapses by Malaysia’s own officials like the division of the spoils of MSA which gave the whole lot of software to Singapore for FREE. The late Tun Dr Ismail nearly sacked the 3 wise men involved.

    And hardly anyone noticed that the SGX-KL Stock Exchange 1972-2009 was used as an ATM to suck out money from Malaysia by a yo-yo method which could only be carried out in a small and tightly knit community like Singapore.

    The elite, the media and the general populace would swing with the ominous calls to buy or sell at the bidding of the mysterious and shadowy authority. Between 1972-2000, there were at least 8 Crashes in which the Malaysians lost every time. After the Split in 2000 to 2019, there was only one Crash in 2008 because of external factors.

    From 2004 to 2018, the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs permitted the following openly, thus :-

    1. Illegal logging in Kelantan financed by Singaporean interests.

    2. Famished Singaporeans roamed freely in Malaysia looking for low hanging fruits like the Avenue, the UMNO owned NSTP chair with a lush Sime Darby contract, the 4th Floor boys, the open doors of the Khazanah etc.

    3. From 1957-2003, 46 years, the Government of the Federation of Malaysia was aware that it was the sole owner of Pulau Batu Puteh. But when the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government ruled from 2004, it decided that the Pulau’s ownership was exactly what Singapore told them to DECIDE IN THE HAGUE. Of course, Malaysia lost. It takes two to tango.

    4. Then the biggest real property and 25 miles of steel rails owned by KTM in Singapore ended up as HALF AN UNBUILT OFFICE BUILDING. No wonder the Singaporeans laughed at us Malaysians and called us stupid ! And wanted more of the same, hot relationships in very private retreats !

    5. The FINAL BLOW TO MALAYSIAN PRIDE AND SELF-RESPECT WAS THE TPPA/CPTPP – a sneaky device crafted by Lee Kuan Yew to save his Legacy and his Inheritors AT THE EXPENSE OF KILLING OFF MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SMEs through a 50 volume Agreement.

    This was his high-point because HE HAD THE TOP LEADER, THE TREASONOUS MITI SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND ALL IN HIS POCKET.

    The TPPA has been signed by the BN Leadership but NOT RATIFIED. With ratification, overnight Singaporean labelled and re=labelled goods flow TARIFF FREE into Malaysia in UNLIMITED AMOUNTS KILLING ALL OUR FACTORIES AND PUT ALL WORKERS JOBLESS. This will be the gain for Singapore – the only Beneficiary of the 11 member TPPA/CPTPP.

    For Malaysia, after the ratification of the TPPA/CPTPP, we were told by the treasonous Malaysian Civil Servants that Malaysia WILL HAVE BETTER CORPRATE GOVERNANCE, A BIGGER MARKET FOR CONDOMS IN U.S. AND A MARKET FOR OUR BIO-TECH INDUSTRIES IN 20 YEARS TIME. Stupid Malaysians ??

    ONLY PROF JOMO HAS WRITTEN OPENLY ABOUT THE DEADLY NATURE OF THE TPPA/CPTPP FOR MALAYSIA IN THE MEDIA. The rest are just wrapped up in their dreams in wonderful peaceful and harmonious Malaysia.

    6. I HAVE MENTIONED A FEW TIMES THAT THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO FORBID THE EXPORT OF WATER IN ANY FORM, PROCESSED OR RAW. This will put paid to any future argument on this ESSENTIAL NATURAL RESOURCE. We Malaysians should look after ourselves and our successors first.

    A SIMILAR APPROACH SHOULD NOW BE APPLIED TO SAND FROM THE LAND OR SEA. NO MORE EXPORTS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST WITHIN OUR SOVEREIGNTY because for FAR TOO LONG, NOBODIES HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE LAX WAYS OF OUR ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. Not only that after sucking on our natural resources and goodwill, their actions become EMBNOLDENED AND AGGRESSIVE in their firm belief that MALAYSIANS ARE CORRUPT AND WEAK.

    Let the New and Incorruptible Government now calls A SPADE A SPADE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND SOVEREIGNTY.

    We need ALL NATURAL RESOURCES FOR OUR DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR FAST TREK TOWARDS THE LIKES OF VISIONARY SWITZERLAND, DEMOCRATIC INDIA AND GOOD GOVERNANCE JAPAN AS ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    No more theft of sand etc from our shores behind the backs of the relevant authorities. Or the dumping of huge amounts of rubbish in front of their eyes.

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

  115. mubarakchan Jul 3,2019 9:57 AM

    Tun,

    As our beloved Malaysia struggles to emerge from the dire straits which the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs put her into, slowly but surely, there is now a tangible and firm movement towards solid recovery.

    The task before the whole country is to rebuild the raped Malaysian economy and re-build the Political and Socio-economic Leadership from scratch.

    The NEP was a sacrosanct document as crafted by the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team.

    But the Malay elite of 3 generations, 1971-1980, 1981-2003 and 2004-2018, and the BN Leadership of 2004-2018 let down the whole show. As a result the whole of our beloved Malaysia suffers for this. All our wealth has diminished by at least 30% – 50% with the lower level of the society and the Malays who depend on Government support suffering the most. Salaries, availability of jobs, etc are all down !

    The Malay elite succumbed to the POWER AND THE MONEY and were seduced by Singaporeans who headed the list of seducers.

    The 3rd Generation of Malay elite lost plenty in Singapore via the Stock Exchange, real estate, the hi-tech start-ups, and other businesses which cannot make money in Singapore.

    I also had this experience and discovered only one Singaporean family became billionaires in Singapore after 1959. The rest made their money through their un-Singaporean business skills, outside of Singapore being Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong not even Thailand or The Philippines.

    So much for the fallen Malay Elite of 3 Generations, 1971-1981, 1982-2003, and 2004-2018 eg in Politics and at the leading edge of the NEP, 1971-1991, etc.

    Hence the lack of talented human resources forms one of the major headaches of the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great.

    The whole paraphernalia is held up by one single person, the wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side – Like Mr Charles Atlas the Strong Man of the 1930s ! This is the reality seen by the World at large. Believe it or not !

    The two exciting headlines this morning will provide more than an inkling to the future success of both our beloved Malaysia and her incumbent Government thus

    1. ” PENANG AIRPORT EXPANSION WORKS TO START IN 1Q20 – MAHB ” Financial Daily.

    2. ” HONG KONG TURNS OLD AIRPORT INTO BILLIONS WORTH OF LUXURY CONDOS ” – Financial Daily.

    1. On the old Bayan Lepas Airport of Penang, it is crystal clear that if this is not eventually closed down to provide valuable land for development and raise more revenue, PENANG WILL FOREVER BE POOR AND IN DEBT.

    LEE KUAN YEW DID NOT BORROW A SINGLE SEN TO DEVELOP SINGAPORE TO WHAT IT IS TODAY even with all its WEALTH !

    What can Penang do with NO RESOURCES at the moment ?

    It is also clear that if Penang keeps on competing for industrial projects for its ISLAND AND NOT ITS MAINLAND, Penang becomes a non-entity neither A WORLD’S NO. 1 HOLIDAY AND LEISURE RESORT NOR AN INDUSTRIALISED STATE.

    With this confused thinking, Penang will SINK INTO OBLIVION with its 19th Century stinking open sewerage system and poor flood mitigation efforts compounded by massive blocks of concrete in a destroyed green environment instead of FOUNDING THE NEW GEORGETOWN AT BAYAN LEPAS, PENANG.

    Not only that, Penang will drag down its intrinsic values in all assets and with it the Northern Region as well like KEDAH, PERLIS, NORTH PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU. IN THIS INSTANCE, PENANG ALONE CANNOT ATTAIN SUCCESSS BUT TO TANGO WITH ITS COUNTERPARTS IN THE NORTHERN REGION TO CREATE THE SUPER POWERHOUSE OF ALL TIME. It is as simple as this.

    But with an apolitical and sensible approach to the development of the whole Northern Region which calls for the establishment of the NEW GEORGETOWN ON OLD BAYAN LEPAS AIRPORT AND A SUPERB 3 RUNWAY KULIM INTERNAIONAL AIRPORT, THE WHOLE OF THE NORTHERN REGION OPENS UP TO BECOME A SUPER POWERHOUSE OF UNLIMITED VALUE AND DURATION.

    This can be achieved WITHOUT THE FORTHCOMING ISTHMUS OF KRA CANAL. If the Canal comes, the Northern Region is poised to reap the GOLDEN HARVEST.

    The latter Proposal benefits all IMMEDIATELY, PENANG STATE SUPPORTERS, RAKYAT AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

    However, the MAHB plan to expand the old Banyan Lepas Airport is the means to an end. No problem.

    2. THE HONG KONG MODEL IN THE FINAL USE OF THE OLD KAI TAK AIRPORT SHOWS THE DOWN TO EARTH APPROACH BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN PROVIDING DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES TO ITS CITIZENS AS WELL AS TO LOOK AFTER ITS OWN COFFERS. I have no quarrel with this sensible and good for all approach.

    The Penang State Government should realise by now the shouting for POWER was over long ago. ITS JOB NOW IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST FOR THE RAKYAT AND ITS SELF AND THE SUPPORTERS !

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

  116. twinpeaks Jul 2,2019 9:00 AM

    Malaysian GLCs are traditionally run by politically connected pseudo-managers. There are no real entrepreneurs in the Malay/Bumiputera community.. the sad truth. If there was any, the community will already own lots of assets. Instead, they are selling their silvers in order to reduce debts. The proverbial getting rid of the goose that gave you the eggs, just so that you don’t have to feed the goose. It is a lazy attitude that cannot be changed!

  117. mubarakchan Jul 2,2019 2:28 AM

    Tun

    To those who thought my comments on the infamous SIME DARBY were the last of its many sagas, I can assure them that there are many more to come, thus ;-

    1.. The Malaysians through Pernas Securities took control of SIME DARBY PLC at an EGM in November 1975 after the demise of the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak. His successor was legal minded and did not wish to upset the existing relationship with the British expats who used the Hong Kong colonial media to scare the inexperienced locals.

    2. In November 1975, SIME DARBY owned the following excellent assets, thus

    i) The Alcohol Monopoly of India and lush Assam Frontier tea estates through Shaw Wallace.

    ii) The Amoy Canning factory in Hong Kong which was earmarked for the MRT Terminus.

    iii) The Orchard Towers (2) at the end of Orchard Road, Singapore

    iv) 200,000 acres of prime oil palm estate bigger than Singapore at low tide.

    v) Profitable franchises like Tractors Malaysia and Hong Kong, Ford and BMW etc,

    vi). China Engineers Ltd Hong Kong which did the Bedok Reflamation, Singapore.

    Because there was no direction from the top after the acquisition of SIME DARBY by Pernas Securities in November 1975, the CONTROL OF SIME DARBY ACTUALLY RESTED WITH THE CHAIRMAN AND THE BOARD.

    The Chairman was the ex MCA Leader who pulled out MCA on a pique at 2.30 pm 13 May 1969 which some were alleged to have put the blame on him for starting a political crisis resulting in the tragedy. MCA was back in the Alliance at 10 pm after the tragedy began with many innocent casualties.

    Thereafter, he was in the Alliance dog-house till he emerged as a nominee of OCBC on the Board of SIME DARBY PLC AFTER THE PMO of TUN ABDUL RAZAK RECOMMENDED TAN SRI TAIB ANDAK AND MYSELF AS DIRECTORS IN OCTOBER 1974

    After the EGM in which Pernas Securities gained control of SIME DARBY, the ex-MCA Leader usurped the CHAIRMANSHIP OF SIME DARBY WHICH WAS NOT RESERVED FOR HIM.

    He quickly went to see the Prime Minister who was legally minded and got his backing to usurp the CHAIRMANSHIP WHICH WAS RESERVED FOR ANOTHER PERSON, NOT THIS FELLOW IN THE ALLIANCE DOG-HOUSE !

    Then, the Board consisted of this ex-MCA fellow, 2 expats and one OCBC Chinese nominee and Tan Sri Taib Andak and myself.

    As soon at the battle was lost by the British expats, the Deputy Chairman and the Managing Director prepared lush contracts for themselves and all the expats in SIME DARBY.

    THE WHOLE BUNCH OF BRITSH EXPATS SHOULD HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT IMMEDIATELLY BY PERNAS SECURITIES THERE AND THEN AT THE EGM OF NOVEMBER 1975. Unfortunately, this was not done due to the fact that there was not direction from the PMO after the demise of Tun Abdul Razak.

    THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF THE MESS IN SIME DARBY RIGHT UP TO 2019. It’s the embedded corporate culture that did the damage, one after another.

    Then the British expats plotted and colluded with the PRO-BRITISH CHINESE DIRECTORS ON THE BOARD WHICH WERE NOT TAN SRI TAIB AND MYSELF.

    a) The first to be put up for sale were the 2 Orchard Towers, Singapore. The British expats displayed colour picture of cracks in the two Towers and recommended that the buildings be sold back to the Contractor at only S$ 23 Million because of the imminent COLLAPSE. THE TWO TOWERS ARE STILL STANDING IN 2019 – 42 YEARS LATER. The 2 Pro-British Directors were all for the sale.

    b) The second to be offered for sale was the Alcohol Monopoly of India and the lush Assam Frontier Tea estates held through Shaw Wallace. The selling price was only US$ 110 Million to a ‘Gulf Indian’ who turned out to be able to make himself a billionaire who had a flamboyant son with a penchant for high-living and the Kingfisher Airline of India.

    For a cheap price, SIME DARBY LOST ANOTHER VALUABLE ASSET APPROVED BY THE BRITISH EXPATS AND THE 2 PRO-BRITISH CHINESE DIRECTORS. SELL AND SELL AT GIVE-AWAY PRICES.

    c) The third sale was the AUCTION OF THE LOVELY PIECE OF AMOY CANNING FACTORY LAND IN HONG KONG. No one in Hong Kong ever auctioned off a piece of Hong Kong land or sell land.

    Only the HONG KONG GOVERNMENT DID IT. BUT THE CORRUPT SIME DARBY EXPAT MANAGEMENT DID. There were NO TAKERS AS EXPECTED BECAUSE THE WHOLE WORLD KNEW THAT LAND AUCTIONS ARE CONTROLLED AND RIGGED BY A LOCAL SYNDICATE OF 9 CHINAMEN ! The non-Executive Directors were invited to attend the auction. ONLY THE PRO-BRITISH CHINESE DIRECTORS TOOK THE FAVOUR.

    Eventually, this lovely piece of Amoy Canning Land became a joint venture with one of the 9 Chinese member Syndicate. IT WAS THIS CHINAMAN WHO WENT ON TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE LIKE THE INDIAN BILLIONAIRE BUT NOT SIME DARBY. There went another of SIME DARBY’S VALUABLE ASSETS AT A GIVE-AWAY PRICE !

    d) China Engineers Ltd Hong Kong reclaimed the Bedok land in Singapore. During the engineering works, S#32 Million were written off. But at the end, this S$#32 Million were written back and the company gave a 11 for 1 bonus. (See how expats make money LEGALLY!)

    IT WAS BEFORE THIS BONUS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SIME DARBY WHISPERED TO ME TO BUY THE CHINA ENGINEERS LTD SHARES. He thought he had caught a greedy Chinaman between a rock and a hard place. He did not know my history as I never buy shares in companies of which I was a NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. I smiled and said nothing. Soon after this, the bonus announcement was made by China Engineers Ltd Hong Kong. I would have been caught like a drowning rat if I had bought a single share !

    THIS SIME DARBY BRITISH EXPAT MANAGING DIRECTOR WAS CAUGHT LATER WHEN HE WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE LONDON TRANSPORT. He was sacked because he bought an ASTON MARTIN WITHOUT THE BOARD’S APPROVAL. He probably thought he was still in the Orient. Stupid !

    From the recollections of the many SIME DARBY SAGAS, the theme was the serial sale of SIME DARBY’S BEST ASSETS AT THE CHEAPEST PRICE BY ITS MANAGEMENT.

    Therefore, I PROPOSE THAT THE MALAYSIA HOUSE HONG KONG A VALUABLE MALAYSIAN ASSET BE BOUGHT BY SIME DARBY AT NOT MORE THAN RM 3.8 BILLION IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND SOMETHING WORTHWHILE FOR ITS LONG SUFFERING SHAREHOLDRES LIKE PNB AND THE RAKYAT !

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

  118. mubarakchan Jul 1,2019 12:47 AM

    Tun

    When I conceived the 1972 Concept for the capture of SIME DARBY PLC for Malay interests with the support of the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh, I had great hopes for the role that SIME DARBY could play in our beloved Malaysia.

    The expected way forward was to capture essential British business entities like light engineering, etc for the Malays and Malaysians.

    And also SIME DARBY would play the important role of spawning multiple businesses for Malay and Malaysian interests. Finally, SIME DARBY would put the Malays and Malaysians on the fast trek to big business WITHOUT HINDERING OR PREVENTING THE CHINESE AND OTHER NON-MALAYS FROM GROWING AND EXPANDING THEIR BUSINESSES.

    BUT THE ONE OR TWO MALAYS IN THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT BENEFITTED THEMSELVES ONLY AND THE CROOKED CHINAMEN THEY DEALT WITH ALL ROUND ! The Malays were completely left out of their equation so thick skinned were these one or two fellows. And that’s many billions of ringgits gone to the crooked and felonious Chinamen. No Malays were involved.

    Unfortunately, only the latter of my 3 thrusts was achieved – giving the Chinese and non-Malays the room to do business and expand.

    FOR MY EFFORTS ONE CROOKED MCA LEADER CALLED ME ‘A MALAY BUM SUCKER’.

    The failure of my other 2 thrusts rested with the SIME DARBY MALAY MANAGEMENT OF ONE OR TWO who were not inclined to undertake corporate work BUT TURNED SIME DARBY BACK TO WHERE IT WAS BEFORE WHICH WAS A BRITISH TYPE TRADING COMPANY WITHOUT THE EMPIRE PREFERENCE – ENJOY LIFE OF THEIR KIND.

    The SIME DARBY WAS CONTENTED TO DO PLANTATIONS THE SLOWEST BUSINESS IN THE WORLD AND SELL MOTORCARS FOR OTHERS. SIME DARBY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SHAREHOLDER IN PROTON AT THE VERY BEGINNIING.

    AND AFTER KICKING ME OUT HE PERSON WHO GAVE THEM THEIR HIGHLY PAID JOBS IN 1992 AFTER 18 YEARS A SIMED DARBY DIRECTOR, THE SAME MANAGEMENT BANKRUPTED SIME DARBY NOT ONCE BUT TWICE IN 1997 AND 2010.at RM1.2 Billion and RM 2.10 Billion respectively and had to be bailed out by PNB.

    Knowing the tempo and mind-set of the Sime Darby Management between 1982 – 1992, I SUGGESTED THE SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIION AND CONTROL OF ALL THE BUNKERING FACILITIES FOR PALM OIL IN CHINA IN 1982.

    The SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT OF THEIR OWN ACCORD SET UP AN APPARENT SMALL ONE AT PORT SAID, EGYPT. THAT WAS WHAT WAS REPORTED. 10 YEARS LATER ALL THE CHINESE BUNKERING FACILITES WERE OWNED BY KLK, IOI AND THE KUOK GROUP.

    NOW IN 2019, I HUMBLY SUGGEST THAT THE MALAYSIA HOUSE, HONG KONG SHOULD BE BOUGHT BY SIME DARBY FOR LESS THAN RM 3.8 BILLION FOR THE MANY COGENT REASONS WHICH I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY.

    Hopefully, my life-long dream of SIME DARBY doing some worthwhile investment to really benefit our beloved Malaysia, the Malays and the Malaysians comes to fruition at last in 2019 by the purchase of the Malaysia House, Hong Kong IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF-INTEREST.

    THE RECORD OF SIME DARBY WAS THAT IT DID NOT BENEFIT THE MALAYS AT ALL BUT A LONG LINE OF CROOKED CHINAMEN FELONS BY THE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS THROUGH THE ONE OR TWO CHARACTERS IN THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT 1982-2010 ! This type of wanton and crass behaviour of self-interest should not be permitted anymore with the New and Incorruptible Government.

    IT IS STILL NOT LATE FOR SIME DARBY TO DO THE RIGHT THING IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

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

  119. mubarakchan Jun 30,2019 7:31 PM

    Tun

    These are indeed exciting times. It is indeed amusing times also in Malaysian Politics if you know what I mean.

    Fellows engaged in all sorts of naked acrobatics to produce 4th rate porn which no one wants to see.

    Now I often ask myself how come some of our esteemed Malaysian politicians became clowns ?

    Topics like Anti-Bottom Pinching Bill, Nursery in the Dewan Rakyat, Stop condo development to stop traffic congestion, Crossing paper swords with the Dato Bandar ? Oops, not realising the combatants are in the same party ! So on and so forth.

    Then, we have the other crowd smiling all the way to Court to be charged with at least 88 charges of theft, one after another. All of them with MORE CASH IN THE HOUSE THAN A BANK !

    But with all these frivolous exhibitions of a public kind aside, the MOST SERIOUS ISSUE AT HAND IS THE PROPOSAL TO PURCHASE THE MALAYSIA HOUSE, HONG KONG AT RM 3.8 BILLION OR LESS BY THE INFAMOUS SIME DARBY WHICH ONLY BENEFITTED CROOKED CHINAMEN SINCE 1982. NO MALAY WAS BENEFITTED BUT ONLY ONE OR TWO IN THE MANAGEMENT.

    THE IMPORTANT MALAY TRUST PNB PAID THROUGH ITS NOSE TO PROP UP SIME DARBY AND THESE ONE OR TWO CHARACTERS AFTER THE 1997 BANKRUPTCY OF RM 1.2 BILLION AND THE 2010 BANKRUPTCY OF RM 2.10 BILLION CAUSED BY THE SAME ONE OR TWO CHARACTERS OF THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT. That’s a lot of big bucks these illiquid days.

    My cogent reasons for the purchase of the Malaysia House by Sime Darby :-

    1. UNDER A PROPER AND HONOURABLE GOVERNMENT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS A PROUD AND RESPECTABLE COUNTRY WHICH SHOULD SHOW ITS FLAG IN THE RIGHT PLACES AROUND THE WORLD.

    2. MALAYSIA HOUSE FORMERLY GAMMON HOUSE OF HONG KONG IS A PRIME SITE AND SHOULD NOT BE SOLD OUTSIDE OF THE MALSYSIAN FAMILY. IT IS GOING TO BE MORE VALUABLE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

    3. THE SALE OF MALAYSIA HOUSE TO SIME DARBY AT LESS THAN RM 3.8 BILLION IS TRANSPARENT, ABOVE BOARD AND NO HANKY PANKY WITH CROOKED CHINAMEN LIKE THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT OF OLD 1982-2010.

    4. SIME DARBY SHOULD BUILD A 100 STOREY MALAYSIA HOUSE ON IT.

    5. THE NEW MALAYSIA HOUSE OWNED BY SIME DARBY WILL HAVE SUPER TENANTS FROM MALAYSIA BURSA’S KL COMPOSITE INDEX AND EVEN A 6 STAR HOTEL AND A BUDGET HOTEL. ALWAYS MAKING CLEAN AND LEGAL PROFITS FROM DAY ONE.

    6. IT IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST TO SHOWCASE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA – RIGHT IN THE HEART OF ASIA AND IN 100 YEARS TIME, THE HEART OF THE WORLD !

    7. SIME DARBY SHOULD SELL ALL THE RUBBISH IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WHICH ONLY SERVED THE HORSE-RACING INTERESTS OF ONE OR TWO SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT OF THE OLD AND THEIR CRONIES. ESPECIALLY THAT MANDARIN TRAVEL AGENCY IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ITS EX-EMPLOYEE who used to work for Air Serendipity concurrently ! And in New Zealand ! What a mess ! USE THE SOUTHERN ANTIPODES MONEY TO BUILD THE HONG KONG BUILDING.

    Tun, the purchase of Malaysia House Hong Kong is similar if not better than the sale of EQUANAMITY TO GENTING. We have a RECURRENT PROFITABLE ASSET IN THE MOST IMPORTANT AND FASTEST GROWING REGION OF THE WORLD WHICH SHOWS THE MALAYSIAN FLAG RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF VICTORIA HARBOUR HONG KONG – EAST ASIA. With this our beloved Malaysis turns a loss into a WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR ALL. Who is to object in the NATIONAL INTEREST ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. As the person with the 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby with Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah support, I plead with the relevant authorities not to SELL MALAYSIA HOUSE, HONG KONG TO OUTSIDE THE FAMILY, BUT ONLY TO SIME DARBY AT LESS THAN RM 3.80 BILLION ! It is time for Sime Darby to keep clear of crooked Chinamen felons ! Probably the same are at play now.

  120. mubarakchan Jun 30,2019 12:00 PM

    Tun

    Some fine details on the ways of the SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT 1982-2010, thus.

    A year after the 2,000 acres of Nova Scotia Estate was sold by SIME DARBY TO THE CROOKED MCA FELLOW WHO CALLED ME ‘ A MALAY BUM SUCKER ‘, a friend asked me whether the Board of Consolidated Plantations Berhad a subsidiary of SIME DARBY, was informed by the SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT about such a CHEAP SALE. I was flustered. My face turned BRIGHT RED. I felt very bad and replied. ” No “. He laughed at me and said the whole Plantation World was laughing at this SIME DARBY CHEAP SALE SAGA for over a year.

    Later I asked the SIME DARBY person in POWER who told me that RM 4 Million was less than 2% of the total assets of the Company. Hence there was no necessity to inform the Board. I thought like this, this fellow could sell off all the assets without informing the Board. HE HID THE TRUE VALUE WHICH WAS RM 200 MILLION AND NOT RM 4 MILLION ! How much did PNB and the shareholders lost on JUST ONE TRANSACTIONS ?

    IN ALL OF SIME DARBY TRANSACTIONS 1982-2010, CROOKED CHINAMEN WERE INVOLVED IN EVERY DEAL ! OMG ! And nearly ALL OF THEM CONVICTED FELONS ! OMG !

    Not only that I also knew that this crooked MCA fellow got SIME DARBY’S BENTA A LISTED PLC CHEAP FROM THE EX-MCA PRESIDENT WHO WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF SIME DARBY.

    This MCA fellow who called me ‘ A MALAY BUM SUCKER ‘ was nearly sued by me when his BIG MOUTH PUT THE BLAME ON ME FOR THE BENTA SALE IN THE SINGAPORE BUSINESS TIMES THAT I HELPED HIM TO SECURE BENTA ! What a crooked liar this MCA fellow was ! I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE BENTA SALE UNTIL I SAW IT IN THE SINGAPORE BUSINESS TIMES.

    But I did not take immediate action as I was at the tail end of my appointment as a Director in an important Government financial institution in 1981.

    SIX MONTHS LATER I CONSULTED THE FAMOUS LADY LAWYER IN SINGAPORE WHO TOLD ME IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT I WAS A ‘NON-STARTER’ BECAUSE I WAS 6 MONTHS TOO LATE. I learnt 2 things that day, the word ‘non-starter’ and to sue immediately.

    She also advised me,’ WHY BOTHER ? IN THIS COUNTRY, EVERYONE FORGETS BY THE FOLLOWING DAY !’ Another fine advice from this brilliant lady Singaporean lawyer.

    ON THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT, ONLY ONE ROTTEN EGG CORRUPTED THE WHOLE SYSTEM.

    In the 1970s, I was a Director of Dunlop Estates Berhad. The Company Secretary post was Malaysianised in 1978. Immediately, the sale of its products were sold to 2 crooked Chinese who could PAY MORE THAN THE DAILY MARKET PRICE OF THE PALM OIL. Believe it or not ! OMG !

    I OBJECTED TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR THE LATE DR MARTIN COLLIER WHO TOLD ME LONDON ADVISED TO SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. I kept quiet because I knew the TRICK.

    The TRICK WAS AT THE WEIGH BRIDGE WHICH WAS CORRUPTED BY THE CROOKED CHINAMEN. In other words, THE REAL TONNAGE PASSING THROUGH WAS 10 TONS BUT ONLY 6 TONS WERE REPORTED.

    IF I HAD BEEN A WHISTLEBLOWER, THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT LATER ONE CORRUPT ACT AFTER ANOTHER TOOK PLACE SERIALLY WHEN HE ASSUMED POWER from 1990 – 2010.

    HOW MANY BILLIONS OF RINGGITS LOSS CAUSED BY JUST ONE PERSON TO THE MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER PNB ? These are all recorded – First Bankruptcy – RM 1.2 Billion. Second Bankruptcy – RM 2.1 Billion.

    Hence, ALL THE FACTS WHICH I PRODUCED TO SUBSTANTIATE THAT SIME DARBY WAS THE SECOND CORRUPT GLC SINCE 1982, CANNOT BE DENIED ! The first corrupt GLC was MAS !

    Yes Tun ! Just ONE ROTTEN EGG IS ENOUGH TO RUIN ALL AND SUNDRY !

    IT IS NOW PROVEN THAT IT WAS NOT THE FAILURE OF THE NEP BUT THE FAILURE OF THOSE AT THE LEADING EDGE WHO WORKED FOR THEIR SELF-INTERESTS AND NOT THE NATIONAL INTEREST. Hence, the NEP failed to produce MALAY ELITE.

    FORTUNATELY, YOUR BROAD STROKES OF POLICIES PRODUCED THE 6 MILLION FAMILLIES MIDDLE INCOME MALAY GROUP FROM ZERO BASE. I shiver if this did not happen !

    No crooks should get away ! CATCH THE CROOKS. CHARGE THEM IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN. Many in the social media demanded 1,000 strokes.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling to let the good hormones flow !

  121. mubarakchan Jun 29,2019 11:58 AM

    Tun

    Some fine details on the SIME DARBY SAGA !

    SIME DARBY COST PERNAS SECURITIES ONLY RM 23 MILLION because in those early days the Malays had no money.

    The Malaysians were stuck in 1974. Without informing anyone, I met the famous lady lawyer in Singapore and explained to her the importance of SIME DARBY FOR ASEAN. She claimed she knew nothing about Politics or what her husband was doing. I knew she was a Founder of the PAP Singapore. We chatted for 1 full hour. Later, two Singapore banks invested heavily in SIME DARBY and the Malaysians just took-over SIME DARBY by November 1975. The two banks were well-rewarded thereafter.

    It is reported that a fellow in IHH a GLC could take home RM 100 Million as salary per annum. And other GLC fellows were taking home RM 3 Million to RM 10 Million per annum NOT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

    SIME DARBY SOLD 2,000 ACRES OF LAND BESIDE THE NORTH SOUTH HIGHWAY FOR RM 4 MILLION WHICH WAS EVENTUALLY SOLD BY THE MCA FELLOW WHO CALLED ME ‘ A MALAY BUM SUCKER ‘ FOR RM 88 MILLION. The real value was RM 200 MILLION !

    SIME DARBY BOUGHT A SABAH PONDAN ESTATE FOR RM 32 MILLION WHICH NO ONE WANTED AT RM 20 MILLION FOR 20 YEARS. I objected and was KICKED OUT !

    IN 1994, SIME BANK LENT RM 350 MILLION TO A CROOKED CHINAMAN TO PROP UP THE BURSA. SIME DARBY WENT BANKRUPT BUT NOT THE CHINAMAN ! An innocent executive got the blame. How could it be when the SIME DARBY BOARD WAS PACKED WITH BANKERS ? I had already advised that this could not be done in 1984 !

    And many many SIME DARBY ATM SAGAS HAPPENED AND CONCEALED !

    SIME DARBY WAS THE SECOND GLC TO BE ABUSED BY ITS MANAGEMENT. THE FIRST WAS MAS !

    Hence, SIME DARBY IS BEST PLACED TO BUY THE MALAYSIA HOUSE, HONG KONG AT RM 3.8 BILLION IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. A proper business transaction for SIME DARBY FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ! NO MORE CROOKED CHINAMEN AROUND ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem in the NATIONAL INTEREST !

  122. mubarakchan Jun 29,2019 11:23 AM

    Tun

    The first headline which struck my eyes this morning, thus

    ” FINANCE MINISTRY SEEKS AGENTS TO SELL HONG KONG PROPERTY. ”

    I propose the Government sells this Malaysia House Hong Kong at RM 3.8 BILLION to SIME DARBY FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS because SIME DARBY HAD A HISTORY OF BUYING ROTTEN ASSETS FROM SOME CROOKED CHINESE FOR BILLIONS OF RINGGITS !

    Here are my cogent reasons which have been recorded in the media.

    In the pantheon of Malaysian Corporate History anything to do with SIME DARBY WAS A SAGA.

    In Malaysian hands, SIME DARBY became more than colourful in its non-0business activities of the Management 1982-2010. IT WAS AN ATM !

    There were 2 Malaysia’s firsts BANKRUPTCIES BY THE SAME MANAGEMENT – 1997 & 2010. And poor PNB had to pick up the tab and bail SIME DARBY out not ONCE BUT TWICE. These acts nearly took SIME DARBY PRIVATE. Sheer incompetency by the Management in flaunting and wasting Public money without any regard.

    Let us recall how SIME DARBY came into MALAYSIAN OWNERSHIP.

    In 1972, it was heady days of the just announced NEP. The Malays were on the go to do great things. I was the only person with this group of young Malays whom the great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak groomed to do great things for all and the country.

    By chance, I was lounging in the cockpit area of action and my CONCEPT OF 1972 TO CONTROL AND OWN SIME DARBY FOR MALAY INTERESTS SOMEHOW POPPED UP IN MY MIND.

    Since 1964, I was already steeped in the traditional businesses of Malaysia being tin, rubber and oil palm which caused me to attend the Councils governing these products. I observed these were dominated by Mat Sallehs nobodies of no repute. Hence, when my 1972 Concept on the control of SIME DARBY popped up, I could rationalize the Concept for the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for support. My 1972 Concept concerning SIME DARBY had three thrusts, thus :-

    1. TO FAST TREK THE MALAYS INTO BIG BUSINESS AND FROM THIS PLATFORM CREATE A MYRIAD OF BUSINESSES FOR THE MALAYS AND MALAYSIANS.

    At this point in 1972, the Malays still had 2% of the economy, the British 70% of the best assets, the Chinese 25% of the third rate inclusive of a handful of rich towkays and the MALAYS JUST 2% !

    See the dilemma of Tun Abdul Razak the Prime Minister with the newly minted NEP! How to zoom up to 30% from 2% WITH GREENFIELD PROJECTS WHICH 90% COULD FAIL.

    To capture SIME DARBY WAS THE ANSWER WHICH WAS UNDER-GOING THE THROES OF MISMANAGMENT IN 1972 AND BY CHANCE THE CITY WAS UNDER THE ANTI BUSINESS LABOUR GOVERNMENT.

    2. JUST AS IMPORTANT WAS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PERMIT CHINESE BUSINESSES TO FLOURISH WITHOUT POLITICAL INTERFERENCE OR HINDRANCE.

    I understood the importance of CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN BUSINESS SINCE THE 1960S WHEN I LEARNT MUCH FROM THE JAPANESE OF KASHO TRADING OF YOKOHAMA. I sold rubber and tin to them. And learnt to eat sushi ! HENCE CHINESE BUSINESSES FLOURISHED TO THIS VERY DAY eg. KLK. IOI, Multi-Purpose Holdings, Public Bank, etc. etc.

    BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE MCA FELLOW WHO REMITTED S$100 MILLION via my friend TO HIS COMPANION’s ACCOUNT IN HONG KONG CALLED ME – ‘A MALAY BUM SUCKER’. He was a person who only passed Standard 9 and made good in just 8 years IN MCA POLITICS. Later, he pretended he was poor and borrowed from billionaires to pay paltry legal fees in Singapore.

    SUCH ARE THE WAYS OF SOME CHINAMEN IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. Brash, thick-skinned and uncaring !

    3. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE GOOD NAME OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IN ALL ACTIVITIES. Hence, unlike other emerging countries, MALAYSIA WAS THE ONLY ONE WHICH DID NOT NATIONALISE BRITISH ASSETS BUT BOUGHT THEM AT FAIR MARKET PRICES. Kudos to Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS NO BLACK MARK IN THIS RESPECT.

    This important Policy was continued by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad which was in place since the days of our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak.

    This was just one 1972 Concept.

    BUT OUR BELOVED TUN MAHATHIR MOHAMAD THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER PRODUCED CONCEPTS WHICH BENEFITTED ALL LIKE BRINGING RABBITS OUT OF HIS HAT. These he modestly called ‘ MIND-SET ‘. And tragically, only his life-long friend understood what our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his VISION meant to us the Rakyat. His VIRTUES are still in question today by those who are NOT ONLY HALF PAST SIX BUT ONLY PASSED TINGKAT 6 !

    Apart from all his many developments for our beloved Malaysia,

    TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT WAS HIS SINGLE-HANDED CREATION OF THE 6 MILLION FAMILLIES OF MIDDLE INCOME MALAYS WHICH NOT ONLY FORM THE POLITICAL BALLAST BUT ALSO CLAP HANDS WITH THE 6 MILLION FAMILLIES OF MIDDLE INCOME NON-MALAYS. This middle income group is the basis of our hopes and a good future for our beloved Malaysia. No one in the World has ever done this. Instead, the rulers slaughtered their own people as we see on TV every night.

    With the historical gap fillers mentioned above, here is a list of SIME DARBY PURCHASES AT TOP PRICES AND SALES AT BOTTOM PRICES SINCE THE MANAGEMENT KICKED ME OUT IN 1992 after 18 years – THE PERSON WHO GAVE THEM THEIR HIGHLY PAID JOBS.

    1. 1990 – Bukit Beruntong (Nova Scotia Estate) was sold to this MCA fellow who accused me of being ‘ A MALAY BUM SUCKER ‘ for only RM 4 Million for 2,000 acres beside the North-South Highway. This was shuffled via a listed company to Selangor Perangsang and an ennobled Chinese who owned Talam for RM 88 Million. It was cheating and fraud on any term. The REAL VALUE WAS RM 200 MILLION ! OMG !

    The Board of Consolidated Plantations was not informed. I asked why ? The Management told me that the value was only RM 4 Million and less than 2% of the total assets of the Company. Like this the crooked Management could have sold all the assets without informing the Board ! BUT THE TRUE VALUE WAS RM 200 MILLION NOT RM 4 MILLION ! The shareholders were cheated blind ! By this act, the Singaporean and foreign shareholders ran away !

    2. 1992 – Bought a PONDAN OIL PALM ESTATE IN SABAH FROM A CROOKED CHINESE FOR RM 32 MILLION WHICH NO ONE WANTED FOR 20 YEARS AT RM 20 MILLION !

    3. 1994. Bought the bankrupt LAC refrigerator company which was unloaded somewhere in The Philippines.

    4. 1995. Bought the Sandestin Resort in Florida, USA for US$ 72 Million to train Malaysians in golf and hospitality. It was sold at a LOSS IN US DOLLARS AFTER THE 1997 CRISIS. The Management with a thick-skinned face reported THAT THERE WAS NO LOSS IN MALAYSIAN RINGGITS. Indeed a crooked Management.

    5. 1994. A CROOKED CHINESE BANKRUPTED THE SIME BANK BECAUSE HE CLAIMED HE COULD SUPPORTED THE BURSA TO THE NAIVE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT. An innocent executive was blamed for this crime.

    6. 21st Century.

    (I) Bought a swamp in Queensland from a Singaporean lady who was stuck there for many years. She had a penchant of visiting Malaysia in her hot-pants which I saw in the 1st Class cabin of the SIA ! She is now a bankrupt.

    (ii) Bought a huge rubber estate which Goodyear did not want in Liberia the home of EBOLA. SIME DARBY WANTS TO SELL NOW BUT NO TAKERS.

    (iii) Bought an Indonesian oil palm estate which SIME DARBY WANTS TO SELL BUT NO TAKERS.

    (iv) SPENT RM 2 BILLION IN THE BACKSIDE OF CHINA, SHANDONG, IN 2012 TO BUILD A PORT. Now SIME DARBY WANTS TO SELL BUT NO TAKERS.

    In 1982, I suggested to the Management to control all the bunkering facilities for palm oil in China. They apparently set-up a small one in Port Said, Egypt. 10 years later, all the bunkering facilities of China were controlled by KLK, IOI and the Kuok Group.

    (v) CREATED THE BIGGEST PLANTATION COMPANY IN THE WORLD ON THE ADVICE OF SOME FAKE EXPERTS. Now SIME DARBY WANTS TO DE-CONSOLIDATE TO CREATE VALUE as alleged.- it’s called Paper Engineering.

    (vi) AND MANY MANY MORE WHICH ACTUALLY REVEALED THE PERSONAL SELF-INDULGENT AGENDA OF THE SIME DARBY MANAGEMENT WHICH CAUSED NOT ONE BUT TWO BANKRUPTCIES AT THE EXPENSE OF PNB – an important Malay Trust.

    The colourful corporate history of SIME DARBY WHICH WAS DELIBERATELY ABUSED BY THE MANAGEMENT 1982-2010 EXPLAINS AND SUPPORT MY PROPOSAL thus,

    ” The Malaysia House Building in Hong Kong should be sold to SIME DARBY FOR RM 3.8 BILLION which I consider it is cheap because SIME DARBY WITH ITS HONG KONG INTERESTS LIKE A YACHT ETC CAN HOLD THE BUILDING AS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR DECADES OR BUILD A 200 STOREY BUILDING IN ITS PLACE. ”

    Why not ? SINCE SIME DARBY’S MANAGEMENT 1990 – 2010 HAS BEEN BENEFITTING CROOKED CHINAMEN BY THE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS BY BUYING VERY EXPENSIVE ROTTEN ASSETS OR SELLING VALUABLE ASSETS VERY CHEAP TO THEM !

    Not only that, the long line of crooked Chinamen which benefitted from my 1972 Concept of fast trekking big business for the Malays ACTUALLY BENEFITTED THE CROOKED CHINAMEN AND NOT THE MALAYS because of the fake Management 1982-2010. And for my efforts, this MCA fellow called me “A MALAY BUM SUCKER !’

    Tun, I certainly has more than a say in my 1972 Proposal because we ALL DID SIME DARBY IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT FOR THE GREEDINESS OF SOME CROOKED CHINAMEN.

    I declare without fear or favour that the total emoluments I got from SIME DARBY 1974-1992 – 18 YEARS WHEN I WAS KICKED OUT BY THE MANAEMENT WAS RM 500,000 BEFORE TAX.

    At present, a GLC fellow will WALLOP RM 500,000 IN ONE MONTH ! I am not complaining but exceedingly happy with satisfaction of the successes IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. I never used the yacht, the plane, the overseas office staff, homes, cars etc at all during my 18 years. sojourn.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

    It is best to keep the MALAYSIA HOUSE HONG KONG IN THE FAMILY. It is worth it. Let SIME DARBY OWNS SOMETHING WORTHWHILE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling let the good hormones flow !

  123. mubarakchan Jun 28,2019 11:42 PM

    Tun

    My humble apologies once again. I made a slip in my previous comment thus……NEW AND CORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT. Of course the correct words should be …..NEW AND INCORRUPIBLE GOVERNMENT. It’s my eyesight. My left eye is NORMAL but my right eye is SHORT-SIGHTED. And I am lazy to wear specs.

  124. mubarakchan Jun 28,2019 9:51 PM

    Tun

    The most delightful headline this morning was, thus

    1. ” DZULKIFLY: GOVERNMENT TO DECRIMINALISE DRUG POSSESSION FOR PERSONAL USE……”

    Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government.

    This common sense and fair policy has been a long time coming because the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs spent all the time stealing the Rakyat’s money and having fun and games at the Rakyat’s expense. They did not care but hid the sufferings of the innocent and the hapless.

    We must treat those who are not drug pushers, drug lords and syndicates different from these criminals. Today, because of poor social conditions in some parts of our beloved Malaysia, unfortunate young people numbering in the thousands are caught because of circumstances.

    The root cause is around the urban schools where some locale have gaming shops to attract the young. Or itinerant hawkers peddling these evil drugs to the teenagers. Some of them from broken homes. But some were not well cared for by their parents. In all events, the authorities must take action like withholding the licencing of gaming or computer shops near established schools.

    I know there is one in Sri Hartamas which was established during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government regime. 2004-2018. Young students playing truant are now frequenting it.

    A law should be included in the amended Law that NO COMPUTER GAMING SHOP SHOULD BE LOCATED WITHIN 2 KM OF ANY ESTABLISHED SCHOOL.

    The NS Camps were put up by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government to APE SINGAPORE and steal money from the Government coffers via building, catering, transport and uniform contracts should now be utilised for these DE-CRIMINALISED ADDICTS and rehabilitated as far as possible. THE JAILS WILL NOW BE LESS CONGESTED. But it is expected that drug rehabilitation is a long process.

    At last the New and Incorruptible Government recognises that fair and just treatment of the disadvantaged citizens is long overdue.

    THERE ARE TWO AREAS OF INJUSTICE WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY CONSIDERED BY THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs. These are :-

    1. THE FAKE REVISION OF THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 which was influenced by financial interests like crooked sharebrokers, bankers etc.

    The main gist of the fake revised version is still like its original version with 19th century overtones. In Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, and Australia the bankrupts are given a second chance and discharged in 3 years conditionally.

    BUT IN MALAYSIA AT LEAST 200,000 YOUNG MALAYS AND AN EQUAL NUMBER OF NON-MALAYS MAKING UP A TOTAL OF 500,000 BANKRUPTS WERE RULED OUT OF THE FAKE REVISED BANKRUPTCY ACT. The fake revised Act began in October 2017 WITHOUT A SINGLE BANKRUPT. The 500,000 bankrupts were forever locked in by an Act which was not revised. HENCE, THE FAKE REVISED ACT IS ONLY AN ATTACHMENT TO THE OLD. Unlike this fake Bankruptcy Act, the Marriage Reform Act 1982 recognises ALL MARRIAGES BEFORE 1982.
    Vide. The Star. Letter to the Editor. 25 June 2018 explains the Fake Revision of the Bankruptcy Act.

    And the incumbent Minister of Law recently stood up in the Dewan Rakyat and read a few sections of the Act and claimed all is well. How can it be when his predecessor was a FAKE ? So he was just repeating the FAKE LAW !

    By updating this FAKE REVISED BANKRUPTCY ACT ON PAR WITH SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA, at least 600,000 or more bankrupts will vote for the New and Incorruptible Government at the next GE.

    OR ELSE MORE THAN 600,000 URBANUSED BANKRUPTS WILL VOTE AGAINST THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT AT THE 15TH GE after instigation by the Opposition.

    The Minister of Law does not understand this because he is from SABAH !

    2. There has been a rumbling conundrum concerning the non-payment of scholarship fees by the returned graduates for decades. The longer this dragged on the bigger the amount owed by the graduates.

    IT IS TIME FOR THE NEW AND CORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT OF THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE GOOD AND THE GREAT TO FORM A COMMITTEE TO SEE THE BEST WAY OF WRITING OFF THE WHOLE DEBT OR A PART OF IT. This will put more money into the economic system.

    Like this all will willingly support fair play by the New and Incorruptible Government.

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

  125. mubarakchan Jun 27,2019 3:11 PM

    Tun

    My humble apologies. Perhaps I should explain my words in my previous comment for those puzzled by ‘locus standi’. The correct version is …Those who are already MULTI-MILLIONAIRES ( have locus standi ) !

  126. mubarakchan Jun 27,2019 12:28 PM

    Tun,

    There is no surfeit of exciting headlines these days. Apart from the busybodies, the naysayers, the detractors, the troublemakers and morons who are curious to find out what makes you tick, the pushing and the jostling amongst these hoi-polloi still go on. I suppose this is how they earn their keep. And here is what the headlines foretell, thus

    1. ” SINGAPORE HEADING INTO RECESSION NEXT QUARTER – MAYBANK.”

    2. ” THE DIRECTORS’ FEES SHOULD BE HALVED. ”

    The writing on the wall has faced Singapore a long time ago since Lee Kuan Yew’s Questionable and Unmentionable Trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 was grabbed from Singapore by the BRICS post-Cold War arising from Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.’ which now sound very distant to the rest of the World.

    As the saying goes, ‘ The Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.’ These sum up the World’s conundrum vis-a-vis the United States today.

    Recently Singapore has decided on a Policy whereby she is pushing all out for gaining a footprint in bio-technology and production of drugs. I thought Singapore was doing these years ago.

    I am surprised they are still moving along the same beaten track. It’s not easy with research and development. The main inhibitor is the cost of research which may not produce the desired results apart from the long gestation period to make any product marketable. Hence, the fall back on copyrights and franchises from the principals in the advanced countries because they are miles ahead in marketing with their brand names. Revenue from such activities will be hard to come by.

    2. Everyone is up in arms at the greediness of the thick skinned Directors of FGV which is in financial trouble. I was surprised that apart from the fact that these Directors were supposed to revive the Company but also they should be aware that their ultimate shareholders are the poor small-holders of FELDA who rely on their apparent expertise to recover their STOLEN MONEY.

    Lo and Behold ! These Directors lost their senses having been steeped in the corrupt environment of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt Elite and GLCs between 2004-2918.

    If these FGV Directors were aware of the NATIONAL INTEREST and not their SELF-INTEREST, they would have requested only a 30% quantum of the 2018 proposed remunerations which rises to 50% in 2019 because THEY HAVE PRODUCED NO RESULTS TO SUBSTANTIATE THEIR GREEDY DEMANDS !

    IT IS TIME FOR ALL TO COME TO THEIR SENSES IN THE HANDLING OF PUBLIC MONEY IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST AND NOT SELF-INTEREST BY THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE LOCUS STANDI.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling broadly to permit the good hormones to flow !

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  128. mubarakchan Jun 26,2019 4:49 PM

    Tun

    Today is today. Yesterday was yesterday as one fallen UMNO Tan Sri used to tell me glibly. Even though it was yesterday, we Humankind can only learn from the past being our parents, our teachers and our history. We are not animals born out of nothing.

    Hence it is surprising that the spokesman for the FGV Annual General Meeting which proposed huge sums of fees for the Board members were shot down in flames by the majority shareholders without hesitation.

    The Rakyat are extremely aware that the Malaysian Economy is not what it used to be. There is illiquidity in the Financial System. This has been going on for sometime if not years. Yet, we find the surprising spectacle of a FULL BOARD DEMANDING TO BE PAID AFTER A SHORT STINT WITHOUT RESULTS SO MUCH PUBLIC MONEY AS THOUGH MALAYSIA IS ROLLING IN RICHES.

    The fact is our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat are fortunate to have come this far since the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt Elite and the GLCs.

    Thanks to the wise, brilliance and our courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ! I am not currying his favour.

    IT IS A FACT.

    The ONE MAN RED LINE AGAINST EVIL FORCES, bolstered by his Life long friend Tun Daim with the support of DSAI and the Team by his side. IN THIS INSTANCE IT TOOK TWO TO TANGO – Tun and DSAI.

    Now our beloved Malaysia has a wonderful chance to zoom up to the Greats like Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan provided ALL BEHAVE NORMALLY and not like OIL RICH PEOPLE.

    2019 should have woken everybody up from their deep stupor of EASY LIVING before 9 May 2018 right back to 2004. When nothing was done substantively by the BN Government as governed by NORMAL CONVENTIONS. What we saw were big mega projects costing big bucks being tossed around high in the sky with nothing for the proletariat below.

    FGV was one of the mega projects specially created by FAKE SPECIALISTS to maximize the thievery like when it was listed there were RM 6 BILION CASH IN THE COMPANY. BY 9 MAY 2018, THERE WERE RM 14 BILLION DEBTS. RM 20 Billion disappeared from the accounts into thin air by buying outside the ken of FGV’s traditional palm oil business.

    The other was the amalgamation of all the GLCs plantations into the infamous SIME DARBY for no good reason. Now, the ploy is to de-consolidate the huge plantation mass again. What all these nonsense ? It is not business at all but some kind of doodling by some irresponsible fellow with a pencil.

    WHO SAYS A PERSON HAS TO BE PAID A FORTUNE TO RESTRUCTURE A COMPANY ? And in the case of FGV, THE RESULTS ARE NOT OUT YET AND PAYMENT DEMANDED. This is how I read the spokesman statement in The Star Biz Page 2.

    Here is a true story.

    In April 1975, I was invited by the Consortium of Banks being MIDF, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Standard Chartered, Bangkok and UMBC to turn round the BIGGEST CORPORATE BANKRUPTCY IN MALAYSIA.- Folex Industries Berhad.

    The general opinion of those who did not know me expected me to run away in just 2 weeks. Even the MIDF General Manager Geoffrey Leembruggen had to convince himself by interviewing me for 1 full hour. He did not succeed because I do not boast about my achievements which actually began in the early 1960s.

    Why Folex Industries Berhad failed ?

    1. The one-man owner who ran the show according to his secret agenda.

    2. The Textile Production Model was FLAWED and doomed to fail because a SPINNING MILL WAS DELIBERATELY LEFT OUT which should have supplied yarn to the Weaving Mill which in turn fed the Finishing Mill.

    3. The Consortium of 5 Banks clapped their hands at my acceptance BUT REFUSED TO INJECT ONE SEN INTO THE TROUBLE COMPANY. That’s how I began in April 1975 WITHOUT FANFARE.

    4. By 1977, I stopped the financial bleeding.

    5. By 1978, I made the first profit

    6. From 1979-1984 when Folex Industries Berhad was re-structured, I made for the Company millions and millions of ringgits. And I was not even a shareholder.

    7. From April 1975 – 1984, I was given an Alfa Romeo to drive to Taiping. My monthly salary as the CEO was RM 7,000 per month with one month’s bonus. No perks of any kind. Now these greedy boys with no shares or ownership wallop MINIMUM at least RM 7,000 EVERY DAY in simple businesses like plantations, selling motorcars, build houses etc. According to the Shanghainese, the smartest Chinese, a person who masters the art of textile production knows to make money with any other business. Hence, I was expected to run away from Folex in 2 weeks. I did not. I stayed FOR 9 FULL YEARS TO SEE THE JOB WAS DONE !

    8. After the successful re-structuring of Folex Industries Berhad which changed its name to Sri Hartamas Berhad, the CONSORTIUM OF BANKS AFTER COLLECTING THEIR DEBTS IN FULL, JUST WALKED AWAY AS THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ME FOR 9 LONG YEARS ! I was not rewarded with a single sen !

    9. To this very day, the Re-structuring of Folex Industries Berhad Saga is known to only a few. For some unknown reason, this episode of Malaysian Corporate History was not highlighted. Strange.

    There you are Tun ! Who says a person has to be heaped with huge amounts of money in order to turn around a Company especially FGV.

    I will do it anytime FOR FREE ! It is so very simple and easy WITH A PLANTATION COMPANY ESPECIALLY WITH GOVERNMENT’S BACKING.

    AS I ALWAYS SAID THAT THESE LEE KUAN YEW’S CREATIONS THE GLCs CORRUPT, AND CORRUPT ABSOLUTELY.

    GLCs are very bad for Malaysia which Russia and China now found out.

    GLCs could only be controlled in tiny Singapore by Lee Kuan Yew – BUT NOT BY HIS INERITORS as the Brazil Caper of 3 years ago revealed.

    In any Democracy, A GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS TO DO BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY FOR THE CITIZENS. THIS IS LEFT STRICTLY TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR. See how the FGV Board enrich themselves at the Rakyat’s expense ? Where else but Malaysia !

    It is well nigh impossible to control PERSONS IN GLCs ON FINANCILA DISCIPLINE. Now in Malaysia, there are hundreds of GLCs of all kinds – What a mess !

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

  129. mubarakchan Jun 26,2019 10:16 AM

    Tun

    Our beloved Malaysia is never short of exciting news to arouse our minds. Here are a few examples from overseas and at home, thus

    1. FINANCIAL TIMES ” HUAWEI SHUTS DOWN SOLAR ENERGY BUSINESS IN THE US.”

    2. SINGAPORE BUSINESS TIMES ” TEMASEK’S SLOWER PACE OF GLOBAL INVESTMENTS TRAINS SPOTLIGHT AT HOME.”

    3. NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW ” ASIA’S FRAGILE DEMOCRACIES STRUGGLE TO TAME ILLIBERAL FORCES. VIBRANT ELECTIONS ACROSS REGION EXCEPT A LACK OF CHECKS AND BALANCES.”

    These foreign headlines clearly highlight the current problems beyond the borders of our beloved Malaysia. And here are some Malaysian headlines, thus

    4. FINANCIAL DAILY. ” FGV SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST DIRECTORS’ REMUNERATION.”

    5. STAR BIZ. ” FGV SHAREHOLDERS REJECT DIRECTORS’ FEES ”

    6. NSTP ” VOTE AGAINST DIRECTORS’ PAY PACKAGES ”

    These headlines are shocking enough. But the details of the lush salaries are even more shocking within the context of a troubled and bombed out Malaysian Economy caused by the reckless and shameful acts of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt Elite and the GLCs which not only stole ALL the money but did not run the Malaysian Economy according to normal conventions – 2004-2018. Vide The Annual Reports of the UN, IMF and World Bank confirmed. Between 2002-2018 RM 1.5 Trillion flowed overseas.

    Hence there is no money left in the Government coffers until 3 years later as surmised by our good Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    YET FROM THE DOMESTIC HEADLINES WE HAVE A GROUP OF WELL-EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS MANAGING A BUSINESS PURPORTED TO BE FOR THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE RAKYAT TO BETTER THEIR LIVELIHOOD SEEKING HUGE SUMS OF MONEY AS THEY THOUGHT FIT.

    In this FGV money fiasco,

    1. The CEO takes RM 2 Million BASIC WHICH ADDS UP TO MUCH MORE IF ALL HIS UNDECLARED PERKS ARE ADDED IN.

    2. An EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR wallops another RM 1.6 Million BASIC NOT INCLUSIVE OF HIS UNDECLARED PERKS.

    3. A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR wallops another RM 300,000 just by nodding his head at the most 12 Board Meetings a year.

    WHAT HAS BECOME OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND THOSE IN COMMAND OF MONEY ?

    What got into all that our beloved Malaysia is a rich land WITHOUT WORK AND CAN GO ON AND ON LIKE THIS FOREVER ?

    And this RAMPANT DISEASE ONLY OCCURRED AFTER 2003 even though it began surreptitiously in a small way FIRST BY MAS IN THE 1970s but later by the infamous SIME DARBY IN A BIG WAY WITH SOME FAKE JUSTIFICATION by its Corrupt Management 1990-2010.

    SIME DARBY WAS BANKRUPTED TWICE 1996- RM 1.2 BILLION AND 2010 – 2.10 BILLION BY THE SAME MANAGEMENT WHO WERE PERMITTED TO DO THEIR MISDEMEANOURS. Each bankruptcy was BAILED OUT BY PNB WHICH ENDED UP AS A MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER ! And all the overseas shareholders including Singapore ran away !

    SIME DARBY BANKRUPTCIES HAPPENED AFTER THE MANAGEMENT KICKED ME OUT IN 1992 (THE PERSON WHO GAVE THEM THEIR JOBS) BEFORE WHICH THERE WERE NO BANKRUPTCIES FROM 1974-1992. Thereafter, the Sime Darby Management did business with crooked Chinamen not once but always.

    Apart from setting up a network of small Australian and New Zealand businesses in tune with the Management’s personal programme. I have always knew why these were established because I closely had a look-see at Australia’s life-style in 1969. I did not like what I saw eg the gambling, the drinking, the easy wayward Life.

    SIME DARBY’S MANAGEMENT EVEN KEPT A YACHT IN HONG KONG WITHOUT INFORMING THE BOARD UNTIL I DISCOVERED IT BY ACCIDENT. I asked the Management why ? The reply was it was to keep the Mat Sallehs happy. In my mind, what did the Sime Darby Management do to make the shareholders happy ?

    Arising from my 1972 concept of the control and repatriation of SIME DARBY PLC (which was supported by the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and YBM Tengku Razaliegh Hamzah) to bring the Malays fast trek into big business and keep the Chinese businesses free from having obstacles later, MY REMUNERATION AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SIME DARBY WAS ONLY RM 500,000 BEFORE TAX FOR 18 YEARS.

    During which time I suggested in 1982 that Sime Darby controls all the palm oil bunkering facilities in China. But the Management established a small one at Port Said, Egypt as was reported. Ten years later, KLK, IOI and the Kuok Group controlled all the palm oil bunkering facilities in China. Believe it or not, in 2012, SIME DARBY INVESTED RM 2 BILLION IN A PORT IN SHANDONG – THE BACKSIDE OF CHINA. IT IS FOR SALE NOW IN 2019.

    All I can say is that since the beginning with MAS and SIME DARBY, Malaysian executives have a tendency to MANAGE SERIOUS BUSINESSES LIKE RICH MAN’S SONS OR PLAYBOYS.’ like my 11 brothers. There is ONLY ONE ENDING as is well-documented in history.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem IF ALL BEHAVE NORMALLY LIKE YOU AND TUN DAIM. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  130. mubarakchan Jun 25,2019 12:49 PM

    Tun

    Further to my comments on the Malay Elite and the non-Malay Elite in response to TWIN PEAKS laments on the dire lack of Reforms in Malaysia today, here is a headline from Singapore in comparison, thus.

    ” LOST OF TRUST BETWEEN THE ELITE AND THE MASSES ”

    In Singapore today, there are many Elite which have been well-educated and groomed for 3 Generations with the present Political Leadership talking about the 4th Gen. As a result, all the Elite went for the microscopic details of the Big Picture in trying to outdo each other.

    In Malaysia, we have so few Malay Elite left, only 4 of them. We find clean and fresh faces who do not fit the bill as an Elite, fill up the void to the detriment of our Malaysian Politics. In their jostle and bustle to climb to the top of the heap, this latter lot is prepared to sacrifice their all for POWER AND MONEY. This lot of non-ELITE can only do so now with the absence of 3 Generations of Malay Elite space arising from those who had fallen by the wayside on the way to Rome !

    Hence, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in all honesty and responsibility is focussed on the re-building of the MALAY ELITE GROUP as quickly as possible as an important component of the Pantheon of Malaysian Political Power or the Power Pyramid.

    As it is, things do look quite lop-sided. With the non-Malay ELITE itching to go whilst waiting on the side-lines.

    For us Malaysians, the Constitution is the wherewithal of the existence of our beloved Malaysia, its Rakyat and Politics.

    The few wise and aged politicians are aware of this. But to keep the wheels of Politics turning in their vested interests, these wise men are not telling the younger folk to make it easier for them to avoid the faux pas or farcical pitfalls in Malaysian Politics. This is normal and selfish Human behaviour.

    At the moment there is a huge disconnect between the Politicians and the Malay Elite which are so few in number.

    In my view, NGOs are not the ELITE, Malay or non-Malay. A person has to earn his/her keep and work towards certain criteria to be an ELITE.
    Until these two Groups, the politicians and the ELITE clasp hands again under the aegis of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, we the Rakyat should exercise DISCIPLINE, PERSEVERANCE AND PATIENCE for a happy outcome. Even Rome was not built in a day.

    As I said before, no country can function without its ELITE.

    Through the careful Policies of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore now has many. But not many of the Singaporean Elite fitted into the Society.

    As a result, in 2014, 2 Ministers discarded Meritocracy based on the Ivy League and Oxbridge credentials and announced that in future, applications for jobs and promotions would also be based on other talents. And in recent weeks, the meritocracy based on Lee Kuan Yew’s Era was discarded completely.

    On the one hand, our beloved Malaysia is starved of having MALAY ELITE OF THE RIGHT KIND whilst in Singapore, there is a PREPONDERANCE OF ELITE OF THE WRONG KIND who were never given a free hand at POWER AND MONEY. Maybe, the latter method is the correct way to preserve our MALAYSIAN ELITE FROM SELF-DESTRUCT for all generations !

    And within the last few days, a headline which highlights a situation, thus –

    ” DR MAHATHIR SAYS HE UNDERESTIMATED THE CHALLENGES OF GOVERNING MALAYSIA.”

    My response is that factually before 2004, all the BN Governments 1957-2003 ensured that the goodies flowed down the slippery slopes of the POWER PYRAMID FROM THE APEX TO ALL THE RAKYAT. THEN GOVERNING MALAYSIA WAS EASY.

    BUT BETWEEN 2004-2018, THE GOODIES WERE SEEN TO ENTER THE POCKETS OF THE LEADERSHIP AT THE APEX BY DEFYING GRAVITY. Now the slippery slopes of the POWER PYRAMIS are parched dry with no goodies for the out-stretched hands of the proletariat at the bottom.

    Hence, it is difficult to govern a restless mass of Rakyat used to the goodies from the POWER PYRAMID.

    My observation is that the Rakyat held their breath and suffered in silence for so long – 14 years, revealed their traditional courtesy and beliefs in the REPUTATION AND INTEGRITY OF THE LONG LINE OF BN LEADERS 1957-2003 – the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

    THEREAFTER ABSOLUTE POWER AND CORRUPTION TOOK HOLD WHICH LED TO THE COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF A DECADENT BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE 2004-2018 WHICH NO ONE COULD SAVE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. ! Malaysia is still a wonderful country today and the future ! In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  131. mubarakchan Jun 24,2019 1:12 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. The sentiments you express on the lack of reforms by the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great are understandable and you have my full sympathies. From your comments I discern you are a Liberal Democrat. I am a Constitutionalist. NOT A COMMUNALIST. I have been interested in Malaysian affairs since 1954.

    I should be aware of the happenings at zero ground level concerning Government departments and the agencies because I love to attend to all the paper work myself in order to get a feel of the ground level at all times.

    I have always been aware of the poverty amongst our different communities because I served as a houseman for a year at the KLGH which no other graduate from my academic background had done to this day.

    I am also aware of the difficulties of the vernacular schools from the past to the present. There political beginnings in the early days of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

    And all the other complications or otherwise which make up our Nation.

    Like you TWIN PEAKS, I was not born yesterday !

    The worst was during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs. The Judiciary was badly affected.

    I had one Trust case which lasted 9 years after going through 5 High Court judges who just sat on it until they were transferred. The last Judge, the 6th literally put a gun to the Defender’s head who consented to a Consent Order in 5 minutes after using the resources of the Trust to defend himself for 9 long years at great legal expense.

    The lack of Reforms are due to many factors of which 2 factor stood out without any doubt, thus

    1. The pace of Reforms and Development from 2004 should have been treated as normal by the BN Government 2004-2018. But instead, the BN Government unlike its predecessors from the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad became a Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring with its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. Policies to improve the lot of the Rakyat were non-existence. 2004-2018.

    It’s significant achievements were all in favour of Singapore from Lee Kuan Yew’s wicked TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer,, the KTM lands, the HSR, the Avenue, the UMNO owned NSTP Chair of a PAP hard-core plus a lush Sime Darby Apache contract for him, the 4th Floor Boys with the magic wand, the low-hanging fruits for famished Singaporeans, right down to the rocks and the rails etc.

    2 The Attrition of 3 Generations of Malay Elite has brought its toll on the Leadership of elite to provide advice and progress of the Nation. At the moment, there are only 4 Malay elite left being Tun Daim Zainuddin – Wolfson College, Cambridge. Dato Seri Sharil Riza – Christ’s College Cambridge, Dato Azmin and SADDIQ.

    The rest of the Malay elite from 1971 was tainted due to self-immolation from self-indulgence arising from the POWER AND MONEY ENTRUSTED TO THEM.

    There is now a vacuum below the Leadership of the Good and Incorruptible Government which should be full of Malay elite. But what we discern these days are fresh clean faces one after another. There seem to be so many who are not the elite.

    Without a preponderance of real Malay elite, the non-Malay cannot progress and do things like Reforms because of the constraints as stipulated in the Constitution. IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, IT TAKES MANY TO DO A TANGO !

    This is the situation in our beloved Malaysia today which our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is very aware of. – The seemingly normal act of returning to the basics first by the New and Incorruptible Government In the meantime, the Opposition will try their level best to upset the apple-cart of the incumbent Government through whatever means available.

    At the end of the day, it is all a matter of PATIENCE, DISCIPLINE AND PERSEVERANCE which are hall-marks of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd.

    I have great hopes for the Rakyat as we move forward and we are still in one piece whatever the naysayers, troublemakers, detractors and morons may say because our beloved Malaysia is fortunate to be led by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad again.

    He is the best Leader at the moment with DSAI and the Team by his side.

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

  132. twinpeaks Jun 24,2019 12:55 AM

    Forgive me if I say things in vivid colours, but if I don’t do it, then the whole nation is thinking everything is a bed of roses when we changed the government 12 months ago. Well, it is not. In fact, it just a change of personnel at the very top. The system hasn’t changed at all. The schools have not change at all over the last 12 months. And I won’t sit still just because I am in Tun M’s party. So what, kick me out of PPBM if they wish to. But it still won’t change the future.
    But let me say this. The way things are run to this day, there is only one direction the nation is going. And we already know deep inside of us but we refuse or too blind to see the truth.
    The entire future generation of kids today are being ripped off by the government that is supposed to look after their best interest. And I am really fed up with the inefficiency of those supposed to be running the country. Period.

  133. mubarakchan Jun 23,2019 3:52 PM

    Tun

    On this placid and calm Sunday, my thoughts reflected on how far our Malaysian Politics have progressed since Merdeka in 1957 – 62 years ago.

    During this period our beloved Malaysia had only the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Huseein Onn and your goodself whose names could be engraved in stone for their exemplary deeds and honourable sacrifice for our beloved Malaysia’s Rakyat. During this period of Independence from Colonialism, we the Rakyat had the full benefit from the leaderships of these Prime Ministers without a peer 1957-2003.

    We all thought we were just a whisper away from the cusp of good governance and honourable intentions as exemplified by the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. We had our just desserts of Justice and Fair Play for so long even with the unexpected and unhappy hiccups which erupted but with less damage as expected.

    But what hurt our beloved Malaysia most was the Attrition of the Malay Elite beginning from the First Generation 1971 to 1982, the Second Generation from 1984-2000 and finally the Third Generation 2004-2018 by their own self-immolation through over self-indulgence – A behaviour which any doctor would have advised that a person could do anything without over-abuse of oneself !

    But surprisingly, nearly all the elite did over-abuse themselves with the POWER AND MONEY entrusted in their hands by a trusting Prime Minister or Government.

    Why these Malay elite did not think otherwise after they had sworn to be loyal and trustworthy as indicated by the huge number of titles bestowed on them has always been a mystery for me ?

    The privilege, the status, the wealth and the life-style which they enjoyed whilst recognised as an elite. But there you are, a sad and tragic scenario of fallen Malaysian elite from humble backgrounds or otherwise.

    Those from the First Generation could lived a life-time doing nothing even though they were well-trained and healthy in mind and spirit.

    The Second Generation had much more accumulated wealth than the First. But they too were contented to own small listed public companies to run commuter buses and the like.

    The Third Generation of elite with their ill-gotten Wealth, are either on the run or live in fear of the MACC tomorrow.

    At the end of the day, only one 80 year old Malay elite Wolfson College, Cambridge and one 40+ year old from Christ’s College, Cambridge and two others are left being AZMIN and SADDIQ.

    At least 3 football or hockey teams of Malay elite have been wiped out through 3 Generations due to Malaysian Politics of the Malaysian kind.

    Without the supporting Leadership of the Malay elite, how could our beloved Malaysia advance politically and socio-economically given the constraints as stipulated in our Constitution over the non-Malay elite ?

    Hence, the farcical moves by some clowns based on purported sexual mores of important political personalities have taken over the lime-light and not serious Policy matters of the State. And with similar moves by all sorts of nobodies, the scenario is turned into a theatre of rough and tumble antics of a lowly kind which never happened between the Administration of the Tunku through to the Administration of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,- 1957 – 2003.

    How is it possible with better education and more Wealth, certain Malaysians could degenerate mentally like this ?

    With the ousting of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, it should be expected that the Opposition attacks will be aimed at the weak spots or chinks in the incumbent ruling Party armour.

    But these little pin pricks can be overwhelmed by the broad strokes of successful political and socio-economic Policies brought quickly to bear on the desolate Malaysian landscape which was left as it is by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and the GLCs.

    Hence, the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great has its tasks carved out for them to begin with, thus :

    1. NO MONEY IN THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS to kick start the general economy by way of contracts. This has always been the traditional way for the Government to stimulate the economy.

    2. WHEN THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO MONEY, the Rakyat has no money to spend because the money traditionally came from Government spending on worthwhile projects.

    3. THE LACK OF CAPABLE AND HONEST ELITE COMPOUNDS THE WHOLE CONUNDRUM.

    Fortunately, our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is well-aware of the shortcomings under his duties and responsibilities. This is one big plus to be added to the big picture.

    Even amongst his own Team, Deputy Ministers have emerged to test the water on Lee Kuan Yew’s wicked and cunning TPPA/CPTPP which is a Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. THIS ONLY BENEFITS SINGAPORE IMMEDIATELY AND NO ONE ELSE.

    This wicked and cunning TPPA/CPTPP could have only got this far DUE TO THE TREACHERY OF LEADERS AND SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS OF THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT 2004-2018 that it had come so far – signed but not RATIFIED.

    I dare say this TPPA/CPTPP WAS DEVIOUSLY CRAFTED BY LEE KUAN YEW AGAINST ONLY ONE SECTION OF THE MALAYSIAN POPULATION AS HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHEERITORS.

    Our beloved Malaysia should never fall into Lee Kuan Yew’s trap which WILL ENSLAVE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FOREVER AS A COLONY OF SINGAPORE. Vide. The Edge Weekly. Current. Prof Jomo on the CPTPP and its dangers and pitfalls for Malaysia IF SHE RATIFIES THIS WICKED TPPA/CPTPP – THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem, Our beloved Malaysia’s problems have always been its treasonous citizens whether politicians, senior Civil Servants etc . What a treacherous lot ! And all with overseas bank accounts too !

  134. mubarakchan Jun 22,2019 2:14 AM

    Tun

    It is interesting to note that my friend TWIN PEAKS’ observations on the bombed-out Malaysian socio-economic scene are somewhat similar to mine. But I would have expressed my views in less vivid terms. However, for TWIN PEAKS, thus ,

    There were certain anomalies from Malaysia’s past which linger to this very day.

    A major factor was the British Colonial Currency Board which was still in place on 13 May 1969 – 12 years after Merdeka. This Board’s Policy imposed strictly the rule that Malaysia spent only what she earned. As a result, with the lack of liquidity, the economy was very slow. The rich became richer, The British controlled 70% of the best, the Chinese 25% of the third rate and only a handful of towkays were rich. THE MALAYS OWNED 2% OF THE WHOLE ECONOMY.

    My Malay graduate friends lived with their Civil Servants relatives. They had no OD, credit cards, house or car loans. Wages were in the hundreds of ringgits monthly. The Federal Government did not understand how the Currency Board worked. The Central Bank or Bank Negara Malaysia as the banker to the Government, issuer of the currency and to safeguard the currency did not fully function until 1972 when the Currency Board of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei was dissolved. I was there.

    The Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team of the 1st Generation Malay elite formulated the NEP and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was one of them.

    My 1972 Concept of the acquisition and control of Sime Darby by the Malays, arose out of my experiences in the Rubber, Tin and Palm Oil Councils which were entirely dominated by British, French and Danish interests right up to 13 May 1969 and beyond.

    Sime Darby which only cost RM 23 Millions, was my intention to fast trek the Bumiputras into big business immediately after the NEP and to acquire more English light engineering companies for Malaysians to train and acquire technical and marketing skills from the mid-1970s onwards. Otherwise, political pressure would be upon the non-Malays businesses to help out. This was obviated by Sime Darby under Malay ownership and control

    But the Malaysian Management which took over in 1982 turned Sime Darby into a fine British type of trading company without the Empire Preference to this very day. Now Sime Darby is like before – a plantation company with trading interests selling motorcars, etc for the Principals. Unfortunately, an opportunity was lost for Malaysia and the Malaysians to be at the forefront of light industrialization through Mergers and Acquisitions. This was very affordable in the 1970s when Britain was economically weak.

    Then, in the early 1980s, after being requested to turn round the biggest corporate scandal of the 1970s. FOLEX INDUSTRIES BERHAD, we could make all sorts of light machinery, guns, cars, etc.- The classical beginnings of an industrial combine which were then created by South Korea and Taiwan.

    I found the Government Policy then was focussed on the FTZ in which huge amounts of money were seen to enter the FTZs and huge amounts left concomitantly concerning these foreign owned companies normally supervised by a few foreigners, some Chinese managers and Malaysian skill labour. At the slightest downtrend, these factories moved to other cheaper places like China etc.

    However, it is to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s credit and finest achievement that he created the 6 million Malay Family Middle Income Group during his 22 year Administration. This Group provided the political stability today and touched base with the 6 million Non-Malay Family Groups by using the latter’s goods and services throughout the Nation.

    THESE MIDDLE INCOME GROUPS OF MALAYSIA NOW FORM THE POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC BALLAST FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH NO OTHER COUNTRY HAS DONE, NOT EVEN SINGAPORE from scratch. India has 350 million English speaking middle income group which came from the past. And China is now doing the same through urbanisation.

    But before this in 1969, the Minister of Education changed the Education Policy and politicised it by doing so and disappeared into the Sarawak woods and could not be found by the Tunku. This was how the state and deterioration of our Education System began. This has affected the 99% of the student population but not the top 1% which would always be on top whatever the System

    As I always said that nowadays, all universities are concerned with the education of their students not to fail them. The English language began to fade away from the Malaysian System beginning with the NEP in 1971.

    Mother India never interfered with her English language in the education system. There are hubs of elite education in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta, Dehra Dun/Mussoorie and Bangalore which were enhanced and improved upon since her Independence in 1947. India never shot herself in the foot as regards the English language even though the British ruled over India since the 18th Century. India’s 350 million English speaking Indians are the leading edge of India throughout the World today.

    And on the mega projects which cost a lot, the HSR is the most absurd Project for Malaysia which has to pay 99% of the cost because the HSR will be on 99% of its land. On the other hand, Singapore could turn the Jurong Golf Club into a huge commercial complex with enhanced value. Now, Malaysia paid compensation for the delay of 3 years.

    And the Government sponsored 100 storey buildings in Kuala Lumpur will compete with those in the Private Sector- more money tied up with prestigious mega projects.

    The most IRRELEVANT and IMPRACTICAL mega Projects are in Penang. The 3 islands reclamation, the Highway and the Tunnel which will cost billions of ringgits without any prospect of a solid return.

    THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOTE THAT LEE KUAN YEW DID NOT BORROW A SINGLE CENT TO TURN SINGAPORE INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY.

    Penang is not Singapore. Singapore is not Penang. Singapore had the wherewithal to do what she wanted to do and she was guided by the UN Expert Dr Albert Winsemius, Adviser to the Singapore Government 1962-1984 with Dr Goh Keng Swee as his supervisor.

    My Proposals for Penang at the cheapest costs, fastest delivery and most benefits for its supporters and the Rakyat are as follows :-
    1. Scrap the 3 island reclamation, the Highway and the Tunnel.
    2. Scrap the old Bayan Lepas Airport.
    3. Turn the old Bayan Lepas Airport into the finest tropical city in the World being the New George Town. It’s northern border is the Sungei Keluang, western border the foothills for affordable housing, the southern border will be a famous white sandy beach and its eastern border with the Pulau Jerejak flattened out for a small domestic airport and a terminal for 4 luxury liners.
    4. Scrap the Quit rent and Assessment for old George Town.
    5. Old George Town upgraded with modern sewerage system and flood mitigation schemes which should be underground as far as possible.
    6. Turn KOMTAR into a 4 star hotel and a budget hotel.
    7. Turn the Highway into a Japanese style two track rail which runs between Tanjong Bungah, the foothills, the New George Town, Kulim, Butterworth and Sungei Patani. Vide. CNA Japan Hour 7 PM Saturdays.
    8. The Butterworth Airfield is another gold mine for mixed development and low cost housing.
    9. Upgrade the services of the Penang Ferry to Langkawi, Kedah, North Perak etc.
    10. A fast rail between the New George Town and Kulim Airport with 3 runways.
    11. Form a Joint Council for Development of Water Resources, etc with Kedah because before the arrival of the British in 1779, both were as one.
    12. ALL ACTIVITIES OF PENANG ARE FOCUSSED ON TURNING THE STATE INTO THE NUMBER ONE HOLIDAY AND RESORT OF THE WORLD. This will bring IMMEDIATE jobs and prosperity to the population without much re-training of their skills.

    As long as Penang does not think that it is Singapore, ALL WILL BE WELL.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. NO NEED FOR BIG BUCKS FOR PENANG’S DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE RAKYAT. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  135. twinpeaks Jun 21,2019 8:11 PM

    https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/21/chow-penang-lrt-alignment-will-not-affect-proposed-mosque-site/

    Of all the most recent news, none is more worrying for the entire nation than the above. No, it is not because of the mosque site, but rather that this ludicrous Penang LRT project is going ahead at all. It will cost the Federal government a BOMB! It can bankrupt the nation, if the government is not careful.

    If we don’t want to end up like another China, we better halt building unnecessary white elephants that don’t actually translate into higher productivity. Because that is actually Malaysia needs to do first.. to raise individual economic productivity by escaping out of the middle income trap. Public infrastructures are the last things that the nation can afford right now.

    The money that is intended for these white elephants would be better spent by an absolute total revamp of the current education system, from kindergarten all the way up to the postgraduate and research level. In short, we have an extremely un-competitive labour force, which are only good enough to assemble imported parts into so-called manufactured goods under German, US or British brands. We can hardly manufacture anything without even importing the assembling machinery from Germany or the US, let alone invent a cutting edge product.

    Maybe we are heading towards another China, a country that is about to enter a permanent stagflation decade if not for a very long time. Uncontrolled public and corporate debt mounting every year, to feed the illusion of growth. Call it “building for the future” if one likes, but I believe that we should get rid of the colossal public and private debt first before even thinking about anything else. The best way to get out of the current economic mess Malaysia finds itself is through a major reform of its entire education sector.

  136. mubarakchan Jun 21,2019 11:28 AM

    Tun

    Whether our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat like it or not, slowly we are all being dragged into the international political arena by journalists earning their keep and other unexpected circumstances like MH370 and MH17, financial scandals and high profile murders.

    The MH17 tragic incident could have been avoided if the BN Minister of Transport was alert and did not take things for granted. Like what he answered,’ NO ONE TOLD US NOT TO FLY THERE !

    What a ridiculous and absurd answer at a time of the hot war taking place between the Ukrainians and the separatists with jets, tanks and missiles were launched in all directions in a country which only knew the harshest of wars.

    As a result of a slip, nearly 300 innocent and valuable lives were lost. Ministers even Malaysian Ministers have the same role and responsibilities as their counterparts in the rest of the World.

    And on today’s significant headlines in the Financial Daily, thus

    ” DR MAHATHIR USES HUAWEI TO NEEDLE THE US. ”

    This headline is mischievous and misleading because it was taken out of context which truly explained the headline.

    It is well-known through the years whenever Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in the limelight, his answers to the eager journalists have always been factual of a COMMONSENSE NATURE. His replies have always been PRACTICAL AND ACHIEVABLE like any other trained scientist.

    This no one has been able to fault to the chagrin of his naysayers, detractors, troublemakers and morons. These denizens used all sorts of devices to find fault and put words into his mouth.

    But history records that his views of the World, and its peoples have always been consistent despite what the latest Headline in the Financial Daily tried to elaborate in their own interpretation and favour.

    As Lee Kuan Yew, the Oracle of the East (a title given to him by the Western journalists in the 1990s before Singapore’s fall in the 21st Century) once said,’ HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER, PLAYS THE TUNE !’

    Subjects like the Palestinians, Jews, the East, the Chinese, the Japanese, racism etc, the whole World talk about every day.

    It is completely consistent when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad bring up current subjects of a similar kind. These are topical and not historical.

    OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WOULD NOT BE A GOOD PRIME MINISTER IF HE IS NOT CONTINUOUSLY AWARE OF CURRENT TOPICS OF THE DAY AND INTERPRETED THEM IN A FACTUAL AND LOGICAL MANNER !

    As good Malaysians now living in ONE OF FOUR IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD SINCE 8 NAY 2018 BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA, we cannot ignore the harsh realities of tragedies affecting Humankind.

    We try not to be hypocrites in our long journey upwards to be with Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan.

    And unfortunately, for us Malaysians we elected a bunch of crooks to rule over us between 2004-2018 DURING WHICH THE WORLD DID NOTHING AND THE UNSCRUPULOUS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF OUR HAPLESS PLIGHT – the first was Singapore and her famished inhabitants, and followed by predatory foreigners known as friends of the BOSS.

    With this desolate landscape, a scenario somewhat like that of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN OF ANCIENT ROME, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat as led by our wise, brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side NOW RISE AGAIN TO OUR FORMER REPUTE AND GLORY.

    Catch the crooks, Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

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

  137. mubarakchan Jun 20,2019 6:24 AM

    Tun

    For a good friend, TWIN PEAKS. Your description of your happy days as a student at Perse drew out volumes of nostalgia from the deep recesses of my brain. Those were your care-free and happy days without care.

    I suggest you write your reminiscences in both Cambridge and London for the posterity to cherish. No matter how short or long this volume will be. I have already written 2 works and have 4 more ready for publishing at the appropriate time. I strongly believe that all Malaysians with a sense of literacy should put their experiences or views in print which together will create a better beloved Malaysia like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Daim and their works.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  138. twinpeaks Jun 19,2019 9:25 PM

    Yes, I remember Heffer’s bookstore. At weekends, when we were the only ones not on exeat (all the English kids had gone home), I used to cycle into town with my Jewish housemate to read as many science fiction novels as we could at WHSmith before rushing back for supper roll call. We were late for this once and were grounded the next weekend by housemaster. It was not all pleasant staying away from my family thousands of miles away growing up in my early teens. Homesick was an understatement. I try to forget the fagging (doing chores for senior boarders) and at school although we hated Latin and Greek, they were compulsory for all students until the Fifth Form. But we loved games times most as always (rugby and cricket). So overall it wasn’t really torturous as a scene out of Oliver Twist.

  139. mubarakchan Jun 19,2019 2:43 PM

    Tun

    My humble apologies. I inadvertently left out a few words in my previous comment. It should be…

    …..’ No highly paid Israeli in your boudoir at the Rakyat’s expense who promptly vanished back to Israel when the BN Government was ousted…..’

    Acheh !

  140. mubarakchan Jun 19,2019 2:34 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. From the very beginning of your existence on this distinguished Blog, I sensed we have something in common.

    It is good to hear that you know Cambridge well and attended the Perse School and not The Leys, along Hills Road which was founded by a graduate of Caius & Gonville College. I would have advised you to read Archaeology & Anthropology to get a place.- A subject which had only 5 lectures a week with you spending time with your companion drinking tea at Granchester.

    I attended the college with a huge crest above its ancient oak gates which was surrounded by walls like the former Pudu Jail at the end of St Andrews Street if you my recall. Dato Seri Sharil Riza is my Alumnus. I was there for 6 years. I presume you bought your books at Heffer’s Petty Cury just round the corner.

    It is a small World, TWIN PEAKS. My younger daughter is SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London University) Alumnus.

    My grand-daughter wants to be a Psychologist in her early teens. This shows how small the Modern World is these days, TWIN PEAKS.

  141. mubarakchan Jun 19,2019 2:12 AM

    Tun

    Significant headlines are now appearing fast and furious in the media from all directions every day. Here are some, thus

    1. ‘ SINGAPORE MONETARY EASING BETS RISE. GLOOMY EXPORT DATA SHOW NON-OIL DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECLINED THE MOST IN OVER THREE YEARS. ‘

    2. ‘ EXPORTS TO CHINA, TAIWAN, JAPAN WEAKENING ‘

    3. ‘ ECONOMISTS THINK EASING IS BOJ’s NEXT ACTION – SURVEY.’

    4. ‘ FORGET ABOUT POLITICS, TOUGH TIMES ARE HERE – JOMO. EXTERNAL SITUATION DETERIORATING ALMOST ON DAILY BASIS. ‘

    5. ‘ EXPERT: ASEAN SHOULD AVOID TAKING SIDES IN US-CHINA TRADE WAR.’

    To keep this short and sweet, the headlines are self-explanatory as the cold headwinds rise from human conflict in the World outside our borders.

    Fortunately, the New and Incorruptible Government of the old and the young, the good and the great is in place after the ousting of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs since 9 May 2018. Reports of how the BN Leadership treated huge sums of money from testimonies in the Court are both shocking and brutal.

    Our beloved Malaysia should now focus on enhancing our attractiveness for Tourism, halal food exports, tertiary education for overseas students etc.

    High cost Singapore is now wallowing in a rising storm in a multi-lateral World with no human and natural resources contrary to one media report which claimed otherwise.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Your CONSISTENCY in your Policies is a good watchword in present day Malaysian Politics. In you we TRUST. No highly paid Israeli in your boudoir ! Keep smiling.

  142. twinpeaks Jun 18,2019 1:10 PM

    I agree with Tun’s choice of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities for key speeches on Malaysia. Everyone in the world acknowledge these elite universities, even in America, hence speeches made here readily grab global attention.
    I too lived for 5 years in Cambridge, not at the university though, but a boys boarding school called the Perse, not far from the Leys (where Sultan Nazrin went to, decades earlier). Our school had its entire teaching staff from Cambridge University, and all with at least Masters degrees in their subjects. Just to add the aura of being in a university town, all my teachers wore black gowns over their blazers. And we all wore traditional blazers and black leather shoes, and everyone was called by his surname. Public schools are really in a world of their own, oblivious to the even the local residents just outside our school gate!
    But I wished I had gone to Gonville and Cauis college, but instead I went to SOAS, London University, which had a very non-Western and leftist outlook about the place.. very cool place!
    Anyway, that’s just my own personal experience of Cambridge.

  143. mubarakchan Jun 18,2019 6:46 AM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians are aware or realise the significance of CONSISTENCY in the views of a politician especially of the Malaysian kind ?

    Kudos to you for both your important and significant speeches at Oxford first and now at Cambridge later. The homes of CULTURE and NOW AGRICULTURE ! No other Asian politician had done this unique sequence of speeches to these Oxbridge debating unions.

    There were reports that you did not bring up any new subject but your views were similar to that of the one at Oxford.

    I dare say this is excellent in the CONSISTENCY OF YOUR IDEAS AND VIEWS OF THE WORLD like the plight of the Palestinians vis-a-vis the Israelis, a tragedy which the Western World deemed fit to ignore or avoid revealing the huge injustice so meted out by the Western Powers since the end of World War 1. !

    It is good you kept on reminding the Leaders of the World about their CONSCIENCE and RESPONSIBILITY to a down-trodden people, the Palestinians. The Palestinians are the MILLSTONE the World has to carry around its neck as long as this problem is not resolved with justice and fairness.

    It was good also to note that your speech gave reasons for the Policies which you have implemented at home in the past especially your important LOOK EAST POLICY which still holds water to this day.

    The importance of the East is as important as the Rising Sun every day especially at this juncture of our beloved Malaysia’s development and progress. We need all the help and assistance from all friendly and sincere quarters. We need friends from all corners of the Globe. Your Policies bolster this as the headwinds rise and slow down our progress.

    TO THIS VERY DAY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DEVIOUS AND CROOKED IN ALL YOUR DEALINGS. It was very NORMAL.

    Your very presence at both Oxford and Cambridge underlines the importance these two ancient centres of British learning may play an important part in our beloved Malaysia’s dynamic and determination to be ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT 4 SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD SINCE 9 MAY 2018 BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    It is very important that our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat have your WISE, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP in the years to come one way or another ! Besides. the Rakyat will be seeing you around in our beloved country anyway for many years to come !

    THE PROPER LEADERSHIP OF ANY COUNTRY IS PARAMOUNT TO ITS GOOD NAME. PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS WHICH OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAD FROM 1957 TO 2003 BEFORE THE DARK AGE 2004-2018 OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMNET AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs OVERWHELMED THE RAKYAT AND STRIPPED ALL OF THEIR WEALTH !

    I observe now there are three candidates who are fit to be called the New Generation of Elite (the 4th) now in your Team eg. Dato Azmin, Dato Sharil, and SADDIQ. It is good we have 3 and not just ONE after 3 generations of self-destruction by the Malay elites.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. The Constitution is firm on the fact that without Malay elites, the non-Malay elites cannot move unilaterally. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling ! Welcome HOME !

  144. mubarakchan Jun 17,2019 5:21 PM

    Tun

    It is good to learn that your working mission to Britain has been well-received both at home and abroad. As always, the headlines are both exciting and ominous on all fronts whilst you are away. As usual, I just ignore mischievous and frivolous reports on the sexual happenings of a political kind which wastes too much time and money in our environment.

    The significant headlines as reported, thus ..

    1. ” SINGAPORE EXPORTS DOWN 15.9% IN MAY AS CHINA SHIPMENTS SLIP.” Singapore now trades in a multi-polar trading World since the end of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    2. ” HONG KONG DEMONSTRATORS DEFY AUTHORITIES ”

    A Special Administrative Region of China which exists in a twilight zone with no CONSTITUTION compounded by TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT !

    3. ” FRESH PROTESTS CHOKE HK ”

    4. ” MALAYSIA ASPIRES TO BE E & E HUB DESPITE US-CHINA TECH WAR.”

    5. ” DR M ADVISED ALL MALAYSIANS TO RETURN HOME TO RE-BUILD THE NATION. ”

    These headlines are self-explanatory.

    Here is a true story. During the Dark Age of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs, a brilliant Muslim Indian LSE graduate returned home. He worked for one Government hi-tech Agency. His Boss requested him to prepare the Budget for the following year. He worked this out to be RM 5 Million. His Boss instructed him to increase it to RM 10 Million. The young man was upset and consulted his father who advised him to do as he was told. After submitting the fake Budget, the brilliant young LSE graduate returned to London.

    And soon the international trade headwinds may be heading our way. Tourism, tertiary education for overseas students and the export of halal food products would be one of the bright areas of business
    endeavour.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling. The whole World will smile with you !

  145. mubarakchan Jun 17,2019 2:47 AM

    Tun

    These days unexpected happenings concerning the affairs of Nations do appear with suddenness !

    I wonder how many Malaysians who always believe in the myth that the grass is always greener on the other side, have seen this over the weekend on the failure of Meritocracy in squeaky clean Singapore, thus :-

    ” SINGAPORE ABOLISHES SCHOOL EXAM RANKINGS. SAYS LEARNING IS NOT COMPETITIVE. ‘ It continues……

    ‘The Ministry of Education said the change is to allow each student to press on his or her learning programs and discourage them from being overly concerned about comparisons – a move, the Minister hopes will show students that learning is not about competition.’

    This new Policy which also gave details on how it is going to be implemented beginning with the Primary and Secondary classes must have been seriously reviewed and considered since 2014 when 2 Ministers announced that in future applications for jobs and promotions would not only be based on academic qualifications alone but also on other talents.

    These were the very first Official announcements on the Failure of Meritocracy in Singapore in 2014.

    Meritocracy is a word much loved by Lee Kuan Yew who thought highly of his academic achievements at Cambridge immediately after the Second World War. He joined LSE first but sweet talked the Senior Tutor of the lowest ranked non-college, Fitzwilliam House who permitted him to enter Cambridge by the back-door being over-aged at 23, with no Latin or Greek qualifications or passed the requisite Open Examination. His examinations result in competition with a handful of war weary veterans was legend. But he failed to declare that he was last at the important professional Bar Finals, London in which his wife ranked 3rd out of 200. Later, my wife ranked 7th out of 700 in the 1950s.

    Mentally armed with such excellent academic results Lee Kuan Yew developed a strong belief in eugenics concerning the Singaporean population which even Hitler dared not attempt in the Third Reich.

    Lee Kuan Yew imposed a harsh and brutal 2 Child Family Policy on the population in 1972 which ended up in shambles in the 1980s.

    Reports of mental illness, abortions, sterilizations, suicides, religious fray, emigration, enforcements by Income Tax, etc. ruled the day. What that generation of Singaporeans learnt was to be kiasu and tried to avoid marriage for fear that a quickie Singaporean divorce would force them to part with 50% of their wealth to their ex-spouses !

    The weakness with the present 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50 in Singapore today ( vide- Singapore White Paper on Population 2011 ) is the result of Lee Kuan Yew self-beliefs who went to the wrong College at Cambridge. He later found out the Christ’s College was the best and he made appropriate arrangements to reserve a place for a Singaporean Scholar to be parachuted in at the expense of the Malaysians. If he had been a Christ’s man himself, he would have discovered that Christ’s College’s Charles Darwin wrote a significant and celebrated treatise in 1850, ‘ The Survival of the Species ‘ on the natural selection of the species of animal kind and not eugenics.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s life long narcissistic obsession with his self-acclaimed academic prowess at Cambridge brought his downfall in at least 47 of his Public Policies. He never grew up because he never left his books behind at Cambridge and began afresh as a politician. From this milieu of his thoughts, the decades old Policy of Meritocracy in Singapore based on Oxbridge and the Ivy League began and rested with him.

    CAMBRIDGE NEVER TAUGHT HIM HOW TO THINK ! What our beloved Tun called ‘MIND-SET’ !

    Since the 1980s I had already heard about the failures of the performance of the returned Presidential or State Scholars in their public duties and responsibilities. Most of them returned to Singapore and could not get down to the brass tacks like dirtying their hands or stand in the hot tropical sun to serve the general public. Not only that, these overseas graduates grumbled at their boring jobs.

    In 2010 or hereabouts, a naked lady Cantab. graduate scholar with her equally naked Caucasian boy friend romped around the Holland Village, Singapore one hot Saturday night. When she was asked ‘Why ?’ she replied that her job was boring. The Singapore Government was dumbfounded and did nothing.

    Since then, a series of about 10 sexual misdemeanours involving Government Scholars have been brought to the Public notice.

    Our beloved Malaysia can learn much from Mother India and Singapore. The latter’s draconian Policy in Education is to be avoided which gave rise to mental illness, delinquency, suicides, etc – an attrition rate of the young and hapless is to be AVOIDED.

    Here is a true life example.

    My friend was so happy when his daughter obtained a Singaporean ASEAN Scholarship. His daughter reported that she was closely monitored in her studies. Eventually, she could not obtain a place in a Singaporean tertiary institution and was fortunate to join the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She is now happily employed by a Kuala Lumpur bank.

    From my own experience, I am of the opinion that nowadays with the fast expanding Net, a young person needs only a Form 6 certificate at best. Thereafter, he or she can be in business or other non-professional activities. The non-professional students in universities spend most of their time socialising. And the universities are focussed on educating the young and not to fail them unlike the days of 60-70 years ago when places were scarce and universities were small and hard to come by.

    The World seldom fails to surprise. A the Singaporean Policy to discard MERITOCRACY AS LEE KUAN YEW KNEW IT SHOULD BE A SURPRISE to the ignorant.

    EDUCATION IS FOR ALL, NOT JUST A FEW ! Don’t fail them !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. Welcome home to you, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and the Entourage.

  146. mubarakchan Jun 15,2019 3:22 PM

    Tun

    Whilst you and your entourage are busily attending different functions in London, the news concerning the Region and our beloved Malaysia kept on flowing to highlight the dynamism and productive activities of South East Asia where its location and peoples assume a more important status day by day due to the Sino-American Trade Wars.

    All investors in the Region would be doing their sums on the benefits or the disadvantages of the impact of such a Sino-American Trade War which arose most unexpectedly due to the fact that after the Cold War 1948-1989, Uncle Sam came up with his hegemonic spiel, ‘Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights.’ But with the ascension of President Trump and his Policies, the trading countries of the Free World which supported America are now in disarray. They do not know how this Trade War is going to end.

    Many thinking people hope that there will be transfers of manufacturing facilities out of China to South East Asia. Until the picture of this Trade War crystallises, all bets are off. And until then, all countries will suffer and become losers.

    Singapore is the sole loser arising from the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 after which her QUESTIONALBE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 were grabbed from her by the BRICS, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

    With the loss of such huge profits from the Cold War Trades 1948-1989, the void could not be filled especially with such a sudden loss. The Cold War 1948-1989 trades and profits pushed Singapore from a backwater Third World port to the First World. So huge were the profits.

    For Singapore, this sudden loss of REVENUE could not be replaced even by the 4 INITIATIVES OF LEE KUAN YEW CREATION AS A LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS being Temasek, FTs imports, 2 casinos, the TPPA/CPTPP – the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer which was signed by the BN Prime Minister but not yet ratified by the Dewan Rakyat.

    By 2019, all failed. And her GDP did not breach 3% exclusive of inflation from 2002 to 2019 – 17 years even with patience and hard-work.

    Now all that Singapore has left is a CLEAN GOVERNMENT AND EFFICIENT CIVIL SERVICE WITHOUT LEE KUAN YEW AND THE ARDUOUS TASK OF COMPETING IN A MULIT-POLAR POST-COLD WAR WORLD INSTEAD OF THE MONOPOLISTIC UNIPOLAR WORLD OF TRADES IN QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONALBE GOODS AS BLESSED BY UNCLE SAM DURING THE COLD WAR 1948-1989. That four-legged animal of riches had gone forever.

    LEE KUAN YEW MISSED THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITY OF HIS LIFE WHEN HE DID NOT INVEST IN GOLD WHEN IT WAS ABOUT US$ 300 PER OUNCE between 1970s – 2000. If he did between 1948-1989 before and after Uncle Sam took the gold out of the US Dollar in 1972, he would have achieved the following :-

    1. Malaysia would have been caught between a rock and a hard place since the 1990s. Singapore dominates outright with PHYSICAL GOLD instead of RELYING ON CORRUPT MALAYSIAN DIGITS TO DO THE JOB FOR SINGAPORE.

    The latter Policy is now seen to achieve NOTHING but a few Rocks, steel rails, KTM lands, bits and pieces of no substantial value here and dare.

    All of these KIASU items amounted to NOTHING compared to the FACT THAT OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA BECAME ONE OF 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA SINCE 9 MAY 2018 ! Where are you Singapore with a choke point of 1 KM whilst Malaysia’s stretches from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea for 2,000 KM ?

    2. Singapore recognised as a financial POWER with 4,000 tons of GOLD which would have forced the United States and the West to defend it at all costs.

    3, Singapore owns a NATURAL COMMODITY OF INFINITESIMAL IMPORTANCE to justify a strong military and POLITICAL STANDING – no need to BS anymore.

    4. Singapore gains a brand NEW GOLD INDUSTRY involved in all manner of gold business activities and employment.

    5. NOW SINGAPORE HAS NOTHING without LEE KUAN YEW.

    In 30 years, from 1989 to 2019, Uncle Sam has discovered that the whole World’s parasites were sucking on her Wealth. Now, America wants to rectify what she sees as unjust trading arrangements made by her past Presidents.

    Our beloved Malaysia is right on top of the list of countries which are most suitable for manufacturing of any kind with her developed infrastructures, skilled workers and low cost of living in a hospitable and safe environment as maintained by the New and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    It is on this score that the New and Incorruptible Government focus on welcoming both the FCIs and the foreign Tourists without forgetting its socio-economic duties and responsibilities to the Rakyat on the aged, the neglected young, addicts, horticulture, health and education issues.

    All else like little pin pricks on sex, proper appointments, etc are ABSOLUTELY IRRELEVANT in terms of Sovereignty, National Interest and Good Governance at the present time – such negativities should be ignored as childish. Round pegs for round holes. Square pegs for square holes.

    The flagrant use of the social media should be ignored as long as the New and Incorruptible Government keeps to its Policies which we the Rakyat knew so well from 1957-2003 before the whole of our beloved Malaysia was overwhelmed by the Darkness of the Dark Age 2004-2018 brought upon us the innocent Rakyat by the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    Now the whole beloved Malaysia is back in the sunshine with blue skies and white cumulus clouds AND ON THE RIGHT TRACK TOWARDS BENEFITS FOR ALL underlined by the significant headlines which appeared clearly in recent days, thus

    1. ” SGX 41 LONG SUSPENDED COMPANIES. HIGHEST IN 3 YEARS. STUCK IN TRADING PURGATORY AND STRUGGLING TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT. ” Singapore Business Times.

    2. ” WELCOME 2019. RETRENCHMENT UP 28 PERCENT AT 3,230 COMPARED WITH 2,510 IN PREVIOUS QUARTER. ” Singapore Business Times.

    My ex-banker relative is now a GRAB taxi-driver !

    3. ” FDI SURGED 73.4 PERCENT IN 1ST QUARTER 2019 FROM A YEAR AGO. ”
    Quote FM Malaysia.

    All these headlines are self-explanatory.

    Our beloved Malaysia must be on guard all the time as regards the political and socio-economic well-being of all the Rakyat because the World has become more complicated with the Net and more clever people to cause trouble and damage at lower costs.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem In you we TRUST. Keep smiling !

    In this Sino-US Trade War, countries in South East Asia can gain only if they are organised and banded togehrt to gain from the expected largesse of FDIs to come from China, Japan and South Korea.

  147. twinpeaks Jun 14,2019 11:20 AM

    “This sad and tragic episode now happening in Hong Kong has a precedent in the proposed MALAYAN UNION OF 1945 when the British Labour Government in Whitehall, London rode roughshod over the Royal Sultans and the Malays WITHOUT CONSIDERING THEIR POLITICAL AND OTHER RIGHTS.

    It was alleged the British Residents or the Advisers to the Sultans alerted their peers to this anomaly. The Malays demonstrated in force. The British backed down and came up with a revised version known as THE FEDERATION OF MALAYA AGREEMENT 1951.

    See how the Royal Sultans and the Malays got it right and the Hong Kongers got it very wrong. IT WAS JUST A QUESION OF THE RIGHT TIMING.”

    Ditto.

    I would just add that, speaking as a Sabahan, it is very important for Everyone, and not just those in government, to have a say in the ongoing constitutional amendment bill regarding the Borneo states’ relation with the federation. And it is VERY important that No One is belittled in discussing such a life-changing bill as this, one that will affect generations of Sabahans, Sarawakians and Malayans, still to come. No matter how little the voice, it must be heard and I would prefer a British style referendum of Brexit, if the difference in public opinions is too pronounced.
    Let the ordinary Borneo people have the final say in a clean and internationally monitored referendum. And we must accept whatever the outcome, without hesitation. That’s my stand as a democrat. Politicians duty after that is to simply implement the people’s decision in the most cost-effective way possible.
    To do any other way is to invite long-term suspicions and resentments and bring more trouble to the entire nation in future.
    Give ordinary people (not politicians with their inevitable personal interests) the final say on any political suggestion in the House of Parliament.

  148. mubarakchan Jun 14,2019 12:55 AM

    Tun

    Let the massive demonstrations which have recently taken place in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China be an eye-opener to those who do not understand Malaysia’s very own Constitution.

    The historical and political background to this Hong Kong Conundrum began in 1887 when the British occupied Hong Kong Island and the New Territories by the use of force from the Ching Dynasty of China. A 100 year lease was forced on the Chinese.

    By 1982, Margaret Thatcher, then the British Prime Minister made overtures to the Chinese Central Government to make arrangements to return the British occupied territories by 1997. This whole arrangement was completed without much fuss in the eyes and knowledge of the Hong Kongers and the World. Up to the handover, I did not recall any dissatisfaction was expressed by anyone with the ONE COUNTRY TWO SYSTEMS AGREEMENT.

    Now a minority of Hong Kongers are opposed to any Legislation of Laws which they do not like eg. The Repatriation to China Bill in a Hong Kong which has already been part and parcel of the People’s Republic of China since 1997. Much water has flowed under the bridge since 1997.

    Those opponents against this Bill argue that the danger lies in the fact that the two LEGAL SYSTEMS, of Hong Kong and China are different. Not only that, the Bill will turn Hong Kong like any part of China because if implemented any Hong Konger maybe repatriated back to China legally and openly and will not face a fair trial.

    My opinion is that in 1982, the Hong Kong people were so timid and quiet when the Arrangements to return to China were first mooted by the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ? They just kept to themselves and minded their own businesses.

    WHAT OR WHO AROUSE THEM ON AND ON IN 2019 ?

    IF AT ALL, 1982 WAS THE POINT WHEN THE HONG KONGERS SHOULD HAVE TURNED OUT IN FORCE TO DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS WERE PROTECTED UNDER THE ONE COUNTRY TWO SYSTEMS AGREEMENT and guaranteed by both China and Britain as well. But the Hong Kongers did nothing of any kind except maybe one or two harbingers of the piece like Martin Lee, a lawyer.

    ON THIS SCORE, THE HONG KONGERS DID NOT MAKE A SQUEAK.

    Hong Kong a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is now a part of China LEGALLY IN ALL ASPECTS, thousands of the Hong Kongers came out to demonstrate against a Bill or something which is very much a part and parcel of the NORMAL FUNCTIONS OF ANY STATE IN THE WORLD.

    I do not expect the Government of the People’s Republic of China to give way at all on this Repatriation Bill as the Law prevails.

    WITH THIS HONG KONGERS FAUX PAS, MANY DEMONSTRATORS WILL BE INJURED CRITICALLY OR OTHERWISE IF THERE ARE MORE DEMOSNSTRATIONS TO COME.

    And the blame for these unnecessary injuries and the bad timing of these demonstrations REST FULLY WITH THE LEADERS AND THOSE BEHIND THEM FOR NOT DOING THE SAME IN 1982 AND NOT 2019. With the latter, THE LAW PREVAILS !

    This sad and tragic episode now happening in Hong Kong has a precedent in the proposed MALAYAN UNION OF 1945 when the British Labour Government in Whitehall, London rode roughshod over the Royal Sultans and the Malays WITHOUT CONSIDERING THEIR POLITICAL AND OTHER RIGHTS.

    It was alleged the British Residents or the Advisers to the Sultans alerted their peers to this anomaly. The Malays demonstrated in force. The British backed down and came up with a revised version known as THE FEDERATION OF MALAYA AGREEMENT 1951.

    See how the Royal Sultans and the Malays got it right and the Hong Kongers got it very wrong. IT WAS JUST A QUESION OF THE RIGHT TIMING.

    At the end of the day, THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION PREVAILS in all aspects of the political and socio-economic Life of our beloved Malaysia.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling.

  149. mubarakchan Jun 13,2019 4:22 PM

    Tun

    It is heartening to read in the media of your forthcoming 3 day working visit to the United Kingdom. Our beloved Malaysia has strong ties with the United Kingdom until the Dark Ages of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    With the coming of Brexit, Malaysia’s ties with the United Kingdom can only grow stronger.

    In 1972, I was aghast that the United Kingdom was intent to be part of the EU, a continent where England had fought many wars through the centuries and won most of them. As we can see now, that the EU Membership was not a bed of roses for the United Kingdom. Even a divorce will cost them Pounds Sterling 39 Billion.

    However, there are many beneficial bonds between the United Kingdom and our beloved Malaysia being they are quite advanced in hi-technology the bulk of which is sited in the Cambridge area which is considered the Silicon Valley of Britain.

    Your important advisers Tun Daim Zainuddin (Churchill College) and Dato Seri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan (Christ’s College) are both from the University of Cambridge. Maybe Dato Seri Sharil can arrange a visit to an important hi-tech facility for you and your entourage in Cambridge.

    It is a delight to read that you will be giving a talk on ‘Democracy in Asia’ It is only fitting and appropriate that this significant and important speech should come from the most important political practitioner of his generation in the Region and the World.

    You may chance upon meeting two distinguished Malaysian academicians at the Cambridge University, Professor Emeritus Dr Charley Loke of King’s College and Professor of Geriatrics Dr Khaw. She is the daughter of a Malaysian Cabinet Minister Tan Sri Khaw Kai Boh in the Cabinets of the Tunku and Tun Abdul Razak. There is one more Malay medical specialist whose name I could not remember off–hand who did some research work in one of the medical laboratories.

    However it is good you visit Britain at least twice a year with a special emphasis on places of higher learning and the hi-tech like Oxford and Cambridge.

    Bon Voyage to you and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and the entourage.

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

  150. mubarakchan Jun 13,2019 2:25 PM

    Tun

    Many people are intrigued by sex of the political kind whether it is between man and man or man and woman does not matter. To us, it is just a matter of human sexual activity which has a recorded history as long as there was Adam and Eve. And from here, many devious and abnormal forms of human sexual activities emerged – most of which are illegal.

    But now we are not interested in any kind of sexual behaviour or activity of Humankind.

    Our concern is focussed on ‘FAKE WEAPONIZATION OF POLITICAL VIDEOS’ – Courtesy of CNN – to destroy the honourable character of a political opponent. Apparently it is cheap and easy to produce such videos and experts are already experimenting with software to detect and call out such fake videos according to CNN.

    Tun, your call on the use of fake videos yesterday was succinct and to the point. Who cares about fake videos ?

    MY OPINION IS TO BAN ALL FAKE VIDEOS, SEXUAL OR OTHERWISE FROM OUR MALAYSIAN POLITICAL ARENA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    Such fake videos should be thrown into the dust-bin without any consideration.

    This is the best method of stopping a dastardly practice which wastes a lot of everyone’s time, the officials or otherwise. Time and money should be well-spent on the aged, the neglected young, addicts, horticulture health and education and not on the grinning morons in the fake videos.

    The job of a Malaysian Politician is to care for the welfare of the Rakyat concerning all aspects of their well-being. In return, there is no reason to doubt that a Malaysian Politician will deliver less whatever he or she did in private and within the 4 walls. IT IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS !

    AS DENG XIAO PENG SAID, ‘ IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER A CAT IS BLACK OR WHITE AS LONG AS IT CATCHES MICE.’

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem AS LONG AS WE BAN ALL VIDEOS CONCERNING SEX FROM OUR MALAYSIAN POLITICAL ARENA TO REMOVE THE POLITICAL WEAPONIZATION OF FAKE VIDEOS. In you we all TRUST. Keep smiling.

  151. twinpeaks Jun 12,2019 7:32 PM

    By the way, my sincere apology to all ambassadors of Latin American countries and the Philippines, for my sometime very frank views.

  152. twinpeaks Jun 12,2019 7:30 PM

    Living in a country like Brazil or Argentina, it is Who you know that matters more than What you know. They were discovered by Portuguese and Spanish explorers who chased gold and silver south of the Americas and practically transplanted a new Spain and Portugal with all the class systems found back home in Europe. There is absolutely no incentive to work hard because it won’t get you anywhere. Just like the Philippines today.
    Whereas the late-comers British and French were left with the crumbs north of the Americas. There was nothing there so the British high society never took root there. The only way to survive was through sheer hard work and free enterprise. But when they began to prosper, England took notice and wanted to reclaim the colonies back, and of course we all know what happened after that. Anyway, the crumbs north of the Americas is now called the USA and Canada, the two most powerful economies in the Western hemisphere, if not the whole world too.

  153. mubarakchan Jun 12,2019 3:52 PM

    Tun

    How many Malaysians are aware that the South American countries of today were extremely rich before post World War 2 ?

    At the turn of the 20th Century, a town Manaus situated about 1,000 km from the mouth of the Amazon River was so rich that the town could build a glittering European style opera house which imported European opera artistes for its performances. This was at the height of the natural rubber boom in the early 20th Century.

    And even after World War 2 in the 1960s, Brazil prposed to build its new capital city of Brasilia. Since then, there were one corrupt Government Regime one after another with the 1% ruling clique dominating the Brazilian Society, year after year, decade after decade with no end in sight of the alleviation of its poor right at the bottom of the heap. The Brazilian poor classes only overt expression was football !

    Finally, Brazil is one of the richest country in South America if not the World with its huge land mass and natural resources. But its economy was forever sick and afflicted with inflation and corruption.

    Then there is Argentina which was ranked No 7 in the Pre-World War 2 because she produced beef and wheat for Europe and the rest of the World. Then Argentina had something like 500 tons of gold in her coffers. After World War 2, Peron and his wife Evita became Argentina’s rulers because of their Populist Policies and the non-deliverance of her decadent and corrupt Governments of their predecessors. In no time at all, the riches of Argentina were gone and replaced by rampant inflation which took hold to this very day.

    BOTH COUNTRIES BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA WERE CONSUMING MORE THAN THEY PRODUCED WHICH RESULTED IN THEIR CENTRAL BANKS PRINTED MORE AND MORE MONEY FOR THE RULING GOVERNMENT WITH CONCOMITANT DEPRECIATION OF THE MONEY AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

    It was at this point, when our beloved Malaysia Government had all her money stolen outright by its SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITE AND GLCs that our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team ousted the decadent and corrupt BN Government on 9 May 2018.

    And to return to her former Prosperity and Glory of the pre-2003 years, our beloved Malaysia with all of us will have to work hard once again to REPLACE WHAT HAS BEEN BLATANTLY AND BRAZENLY STOLEN FROM THE RAKYAT BY THOSE IN COMMAND FROM 2004-2018. According to the UN, IMF and World Bank Reports, RM 1 Trillion flowed overseas from 2002-2010 and another RM 500 Billion between 2011-2018.

    The sad and tragic political and socio-economic histories of Brazil and Argentina are not only confined to them BUT ALSO TO THE WHOLE OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA. NOT A SINGLE SOUTH AMERICAN COUINTRY ESCAPED THE CURSE OF CORRUPTION AND DECADENCE since their hopeful beginnings in the 19th Century as independent countries free from the Spanish yoke.

    We see the poor South Americans demonstrating around their magnificent European style architectural buildings every night. Such scenes would either come from Peru or Argentina or Venezuela and so on. ALL SOUTH AMERCIAN COUNTRIES HAVE A LAND MASS AND INHABITED BY DECENT PEOPLE LIKE US THE MALAYSIANS. And yet, we could see these South Americans appeared to be dirt poor, the middle and the working classes.

    THE RESULT OF THE CORRUPTION AND DECADENCE OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS AS COULD BE DISCERNED AS FAR AS COULD BE REMEMBERED.

    And the main beneficiaries of all the corrupt and stolen money were SWITZERLAND, THE UNITED STATES AND WESTERN EUROPE. With so much crooked money deposited in these host countries, THERE IS NO MONEY LEFT TO IMPROVE THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE POOR MASSES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS. And this sad story dragged on and on and on, with every incumbent Government trying to do a perfunctory patch job on the spot BUT NOTHING MORE OR WITH ANY SUCCESS, because hard-nosed investors are not going to throw away their hard-earned money to undeserving Governments.

    Most South American countries do not attract foreign investments because of the impossibility of doing a proper business like manufacturing in a decadent and corrupt environment which was governed by Governments WITHOUT MORALS OR FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE like the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs ! SUCH GOVERNMENTS ONLY ATTRACTED FOREIGN CROOKS AS WE COULD DISCERN IN THE FELDA AND OTHER FOREIGN CASES ETC.

    We do not need to go far to witness all the decadence and corruption of South American governments, JUST TURN ON YOUR TV TONIGHT !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem In you we TRUST. Keep smiling.

  154. mubarakchan Jun 12,2019 6:35 AM

    Tun

    A most significant headline struck my eyes this morning, thus

    ” MALAYSIA SENDS BACK 3,000 TONS OF WASTE.”

    The Minister involved in this matter deserves our thanks for a job well-done.

    We should send back the whole lot of waste which was dumped here during our beloved Malaysia’s Dark Ages of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elite and GLCs. It was so dark then – just like the moment before Dawn.

    This also exposed the Corruption of the Customs Department and its officers that they permitted RUBBISH TO BE IMPORTED INTO A SOVERIEGN NATION AGAINST HER NATIONAL INTEREST.

    All countries in the World laughed at us and even little Singapore with nothing could get anything out of the weak, corrupt and decadent BN Government with no backbone and had no words like ‘Sovereignty’ or ‘National Interest’ in their Corrupt and Decadent vocabulary. The Corrupt BN Government even copied the useless GLCs Policy of Singapore which is anti-democratic and corrupt.

    Waste of any country which was the worst form of human excretion, was dumped on us , Malaysians without notice by countries who probably thought our beloved Malaysia was like one of those riff-raff countries of South America or Africa – so low in esteem had our beloved Malaysia fallen during the Dark Ages – 2004-2018.

    Now we MUST CATCH THE CROOKS. CHARGE THEM IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN FOR STEALING SO MUCH MONEY OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS.

    Not only that THE GOVERNMENT MUST SET UP A SPECIAL UNIT TO RETRIEVE ALL THE STOLEN MONEY EVEN IF THIS WILL TAKE 100 YEARS.

    These crooks not only STOLE NEARLY ALL OUR PUBLIC MONEY BUT ALSO BROUGHT THE BELOVED MALSYSIA’S GOOD NAME TO SO LOW IN THEIR ESTIMATION OF US, A SET OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO HAD HARMED NO ONE BUT ONLY CONTRIBUTED GOOD TO THE WORLD LIKE OUR UN PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN THE CONGO IN THE 1960s.

    Worst of all, THESE CROOKS THOUGHT WE THE RAKYAT WERE SO STUPID THAT THEY COULD STEAL ANYTHING THEY LIKE WHILE IN POLITICAL POWER !

    JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL ! As LKS said yesterday, ‘ THE MACC MUST GO AFTER ALL THE SHARKS. ‘ To this I absolutely concur.

    We Malaysians, Malays, Chinese Indians and all must stand proud, strong and united to support the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side because of them, our beloved Malaysia has become ONE OF FOUR IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA. Where are you Singapore ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we TRUST. Keep smiling we are with you ! Malaysia is GREAT.

  155. mubarakchan Jun 11,2019 7:32 PM

    Tun

    I do not know whether I should laugh or cry my head off when I read this absurd headline

    1. ” ENTIRE SRC BOARD WENT TO SWITZERLAND.”

    These lot of fellows seemed unqualified to look after any money especially Public money left in their care. It was reported the whole gang of Directors went to Geneva, Switzerland to ascertain that the billions of ringgits deposited in a bank was there. What an idiotic thing to do going all the way to Switzerland after releasing the billions of ringgits at the drop of a hat. This looked just like a blatant attempt to have a jolly good holiday at one of the most expensive watering spots in the World at public expense. NO ONE IN HIS RIGHT SENSE OF MIND WOULD TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES BY FIRST CLASS SIA TO COUNT HIS MONEY IN ANY SWISS ACCOUNT. Yet this fellow dared to tell the World that he and the whole Board did it. Imagine every company Board in the World travel to Switzerland to check their monies in Geneva. The hotels would have done a roaring trade and more.

    It was alleged some GLCs had their Board Meetings in the most expensive hotels in London. Board Meetings which were furnished with the complete trappings and accoutrements

    BUT THIS FELLOW IS TRYING TO BE SMART AND THINK US RAKYAT ARE STUPID FOOLS.

    In the 1970s, a Pahang Tunku already recommended me his private Geneva banker WITHOUT GOING TO GENEVA. I did not tell this Pahang Tunku that my eldest brother died of TB in Switzerland in 1929.

    What a stupid or clever lot of fellows we are beginning to find during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its Corrupt elite and GLCs.

    2. ” KIT SIANG URGES MACC NOT TO SPARE ANY SHARKS.”

    This is the very first time that KS has spoken something apolitical. KUDOS TO HIM FOR SAYING SO.

    These Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government sharks 2004-2018 and their equally Corrupt elite and GLCs stole so much money out of the Malaysian Financial System that the WEALTH OF THE MALAYS, CHINESE, INDIANS AND ALL HAS BEEN REDUCED BY AT LEAST 30%-50%. All are affected from the very rich to the very disadvantaged. Vide. Reports of the UN, IMF and World Bank. During 2002-2010, RM 1 Trillion was siphoned overseas. Another RM 500 Billion went during 2010-2018.

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

    And the following headlines are nearer to our hearts, thus

    3. ” MALAYSIA’S NEWEST INDUSTRIAL PARK DRAWS JAPANESE INVESTMENT.”

    4. ” NEC ENTERS RACE TO LEAD MALAYSIA DIGITAL 1D PROJECT.”

    5. ” TRADE WARS STEERS CHINESE INVESTMENT TOWARDS SOUTH EAST ASIA.”

    These headliners are all harbingers of good news to come for our beloved Malaysia and will gather momentum as more impetus is applied by the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young. the Good and the Great. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  156. mubarakchan Jun 10,2019 10:35 AM

    Tun,

    There are no shortage of exciting headlines in recent weeks even as some countries were on holidays due to the festive season. Here are some which should arouse interest, thus :-

    1. ‘ CAN SINGAPOREANS BE THE JEDI OF THE TECH WORLD ‘ followed by this caption, ‘ CITY MUST OVERCOME THE SMALL SIZE, HIGH COSTS AND TALENT SHORTAGE TO STAND A CHANCE.’ A Chance ? Forced to ape Hollywood ?

    2. ‘ SINGAPORE SEEKS ANOTHER MIRACLE MAKER FOR THE NEXT PM.’ No Singaporean Genius has emerged since Lee Kuan Yew. Thanks to his 1972 2 Child Family Policy which gave rise to 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population 2011.

    3. ‘ POWER UNSHACKLED : SINGAPORE’S OPEN ELECTRICITY MARKET . SINGAPORE’S STEADY AND SECURED CAMPAIGN TO OPEN UP THE ELECTRICITY MARKET SINCE 2001.’ This is a copy-cat Policy of Germany in the 1990s. I wonder how the Senoko Power Station now fares competing with at least 6 other power stations with low electricity charges !

    The above facts reveal the latest state of Singapore’s wherewithal in relation to the future. There is nothing to look forward to except to hope for another Lee Kuan Yew to lead them out of the very bleak future. As yet, NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUS HAS EMERGED SINCE LEE KUAN YEW.

    4. ‘ CONSTITUTIONALLY CORRECT. POLITICALLY WRONG.’

    5. ‘ SOLE PREROGATIVE OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND IS COMPLETELY CONSTITUTIONAL UNDER PRESENT LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS.’

    This refers to Promise 14 of the PH Manifesto.

    There should have been a disclaimer attached to the Manifesto which said if the promises are found to be unconstitutional, PH should not be held responsible and any action which is legally constitution thereof should be made an exception to the promise.

    But the air is now filled with oxymoron statements by wise old men, naysayers, troublemakers, detractors and morons.

    I would like to point out to all and sundry that any POLITICAL MANIFESTO IS NOT ENGRAVED IN STONE OR IRON-CAST OR A GUARANTEE OF POLITICAL PERFORMANCE. AT BEST, A MANIFESTO IS ONLY A GUIDE WHICH IS DEFINITELY NOT A RELIGIOUS TRACT OR POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY LIKE THE MEIN KAMPF OR THE LTTLE RED BOOK. So, what’s the fuss when everything is legal bar the shouting and screaming ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we Trust. Keep smiling.

  157. mubarakchan Jun 9,2019 8:17 AM

    Tun

    To provide more facts on the antics of our beloved Malaysia’s elite, here are some examples.

    1. I bumped into a high MAS official with round eyes and curly hair from Taiping who looked up to the ceiling of the tiny lift to avoid my gaze in an expensive luxury apartment block behind Harrods Knightsbridge London. The luxury block is the one with the fountain at the entrance along expensive Sloane Street. These facts I will not allege because I was there !

    2. It was alleged another high MAS official was red hot on some art in London and was using the MAS commercial liners like a private jet in his pursuit of these object d’art . I do not understand why he did not use his own pocket money to build up this collection of object d’art from 7,000 miles away ?

    3. Then, there was this MAS fellow who was alleged to have taken over the Full Board of Directors including the lady Director and in his zeal, he too bought a whole glass building near Harrods as his private abode. As you may discern, Tun, these luxury buildings are sited nearest to the Heathrow Airport as the crow flies.

    4. Why should MAS not be treated as a commercial concern when countries like The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain etc have no qualms to sell their FAILING NATIONAL AIRLINES TO OTHER COUNTRIES ? Too often flying at 30,000 feet could be an ADDICTION !

    5. THE MAS SHOULD NOT BE AN EXAMPLE OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S 3 GENERATIONS OF FAILED ELITE which has cost the Nation a lot of money to keep it in the air. Not only that, its officials took a liking to the finest luxuries available in London for money.

    6. The relevant authorities’ major task is NATION BUILDING IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. Definitely the MAS should not be used as a showpiece anymore which our beloved Malaysia now has plenty as created by you, Tun. Precious public money should benefit the agriculture industry, the aged, the neglected young, health and education issues.

    7. MAS and its officials has had their fun and games whilst the going was good in the 20th and early 21st Century.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  158. mubarakchan Jun 9,2019 3:30 AM

    Tun

    What better topic to comment today than ‘The Elite and Elitism in Malaysia’?

    The Oxford Dictionary defines elite as ‘a group of people as the best in a particular society’ and elitism as ‘the belief that a society or system should be run by an elite’

    Developed countries have recognised the importance of elite and elitism to lead in politics and commerce at the very top. The education system was developed with elite schools and universities to nurture the elite.

    Since Independence in 1947, India has nurtured and enhanced the English language instead of suppressing it. There are clusters of institutions of higher learning in New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Kolkatta and the rich fauna and flora region of Dehra Dun and Mussoorie at the foothills of the High Himalayas. The elite have not failed Mother India at times of crises or wars.

    Lee Kuan Yew in his zeal to create Singaporean geniuses through his 2 Child Family Policy 1972-1984, failed miserably. This produced 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50 today. To this day, NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUS HAS EMERGED SINCE LEE KUAN YEW.

    When he discovered that Christ’s College was the best, he arranged places for Singaporeans and parachuted them in. There were no Singaporean Geniuses from this lot as well.

    In recent years, at least 10 Singaporeans who were Government Scholars were involved in sexual shenanigans of different kinds.

    In 2010 or thereabouts, a female ex-Oxbridge Government Scholar and her equally naked Caucasian boyfriend romped around the Holland Village one hot Saturday night. When she was asked,’ I was bored with my job.’ The Singapore Government was dumbfounded and dis not mete out any punishment.

    NO SINGAPOREAN GENIUS HAS EMERGED SINCE LEE KUAN YEW TO THIS DAY.

    And our beloved Malaysia’s elite ?

    I would comment that our beloved Malaysia’s elite had a penchant of shooting themselves in the foot and wiped themselves out through 3 generations ! How ?

    First, the BMF Scandal of 1982 wiped out the First Generation of Malaysian elite. The first signs of abuse by them were the incessant overseas travelling. In one trip, an elite not only made a round the World flight but visited the North and South Poles as well. Lavish penthouses were equipped with gold plated cutlery and bathroom utensils and much more. After the BMF Scandal, no Malaysian elite were left.

    Second, the Renong Scandal of 1997 wiped out the Second Generation of Malaysian elite whose high flying antics were the delight of the journalists and busy-bodies.

    One Malaysian ‘Onassis’ not only bought a painting made in Singapore but the whole Gallery and its lady curator as well.

    This lot of Renong period elite would kow-tow to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at breakfasts in Langkawi. But as soon as the Tun was out of sight, it was out of mind. The Tun thought he was talking to them on the 88th Floor but actually these elite’s minds were in the basement.

    Not only that, I was called up suddenly by one anointed elite sitting in the UMNO owned NSTP Chair. He made me to waitt outside his NSTP Office for one full hour. Then, he called me into his office and said only these words, ‘ DO NOT VOTE AGAINST DATO T OF MYCOM.’ and dismissed me. I never knew this fellow from Adam. He now minds his little listed company which has assets worth more than the market price of his shares. By now it is legend that Malaysian closest aides and elite seemed to be overwhelmed by little things which bogged their minds.

    The Renong elite generation has gone forever.

    Finally, the 1MDB elite Generation which began LIFE from 2004-2018 with Danaharta.- With cogent examples of CORRUPTION amongst Malaysian elite beginning with Sime Darby, there was no holding back with what the Malaysian elite could do during this period of Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018. The Darkest Period of our beloved Malaysia’s History as dark as the night just before Dawn. Without exception, the whole phalanx of Malaysian elite was CORRUPTED except only ONE !

    Now how many Malaysian elite left to lead and govern our beloved Malaysia ? Whichever way I counted, I could only come up with 2, one aged 80 and another 40. The 3 Generations of Malaysian elite have shot themselves in the foot and abused their POWER which resulted in disqualifying them for any responsible Public tasks !

    Why did I bring these facts up ? IT IS THE MALAYSIAN CONSTITUTION.

    The Malaysian Constitution in no uncertain terms states that our beloved Malaysia is governed according to the precepts as laid down therein.

    THEREFORE, WITHOUT OR LACK OF MALAY OR BUMIPUTRA ELITE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA CANNOT PROGRESS FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES EVEN WITH MANY NON-MALAY ELITE ! It is as simple as this. It is as dangerous as this that our beloved Malaysia has NOT ENOUGH MALAY/BUMIPUTRA TO BE AT THE TOP OF THE HIERARCHY !

    Yet we are faced with demands everyday by those who should know best that it is not that straightforward to appoint a qualified person to any post in the Government. There are constraints and now with more constraints DUE TO THE UTTER ABSENCE OF MALAY/BUMIPUTRA ELITE AVAILABE EVEN AFTER 3 GENERATIONS since 1957 ! How ? Thanks to the brilliance and courage of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he somehow managed to find these Malay/Bumiputra elite !

    It was a poignant remark when he recently admitted,’ His Cabinet could only garner 50% marks ! To my observation, he was generous and tolerant but with a full knowledge of the present situation arising from his appointed tasks of duty and responsibility.

    Yes ! To build up the Malay elite is a must. This is unavoidable because this is the golden mean by which all countries have been governed civilly and fairly through the Ages.

    And when the appointment of Latheefa Koya to be the Boss of MACC is put into perspective or context, this is poignant as well.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Many people love to talk every day without taking the Constitution into consideration. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  159. mubarakchan Jun 8,2019 2:46 AM

    Tun

    It is a wonder why to this very day there are so many people who have stolen brazenly, blatantly and openly so much MONEY from the coffers of the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs, have NO REGRETS AND REMORSE ?

    These people have no SHAME whatsoever about their dastardly deeds which took place at the expense of the years and years of hard-work by the Rakyat and the Prime Ministers whom they trusted and elected 1957-2003.

    The MONEY which these CROOKS have stolen could easily support 10 Emerging States in Africa as reported by the Annual Reports of the UN, IMF and the World Bank. RM 1 Trillion between 2002-2010 and another RM 500 Billion Between 2011-2018. And all these CROOKS were elected by the Rakyat on their SWORN PROMISES TO BETTER THE LIVES OF ALL IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA !

    How some people apparently with impeccable backgrounds of Status, Wealth and Connections be so UNCIVILISED as to go well beyond the pale and would have RAPED THE COUNTRY FINANCIALLY TO THE GROUND AND TURNED OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA INTO A TROPICAL SAHARA DESERT if you with your BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE DID NOT TAKE UP THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OUST THESE CROOKS WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE ?

    A long time ago, I realised that it is not easy to govern as an elected representative of the Rakyat in our beloved Malaysia because there would be SACRIFICES AND OTHER AS YET UNDETERMINED FACTORS OR TEMPTATIONS TO BEAR. I willingly gave up the State and Federal seats offered to me by the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak in 1969 and 1974 respectively. Those who came after me failed in their elected tasks.

    Not only the brazen, blatant and open thefts of the Rakyat’s WEALTH, these crooks WITHOUT REMORSE COULD ALSO LIE SO NATURALLY ON THE WAY TO THE COURTS. All of them were loaded with titles of various descriptions in recognition of their official status.

    HAVE ALL THESE CROOKS BE DOPED WITH SOME LETHAL UBAT ? Or what ?

    Not one or two crooks but a whole phalanx of crooks which reached out of the Cabinet of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs right down to the very last digit of the whole Governmental Structure, were involved.

    Our distinguished Tun Ismail Mohd.Ali would have commented that the STINK WOULD REACH THE MOON !

    Some might escape the Sword of Damocles.

    But none will escape HISTORY which is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth.

    Until you suggested I do some writing, I thought only perfunctorily of the role of historians in the universities. But after this, I discovered that HISTORY OF A COUNTRY, OF MEN AND WOMEN, is an important building block in any country, big or small.

    That the History professors and their departments are the Finest Arbiters of the Truth which a country and its peoples must learn from the goodness or pitfalls of the past – because of the frailty of the ways of Humankind like forgetting about events of only yesterday ! Therefore, a country with a STRONG SENSE OF HISTORY AND THE PAST DOINGS OF ITS CITIZENS have the WILL AND WHEREWITHAL TO DO GREAT THINGS IN THE FUTURE TO COME.

    It is at this point that our beloved Malaysia has arrived today to become ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    Our beloved Malaysia has qualified to be one of the 4 most important countries of the World due to you, DSAI and the Team by your side.

    We all now have the paper qualification. But our beloved Malaysia has yet to BUILD UP ON ITS HARD-EARNED CREDENTIALS from now onwards to ETERNITY WHERE THERE IS NO BEGINNING OR ENDING. This is going to be one long march of SACRIFICE for all those who will be in COMMAND OF THE BELOVED MALAYSIA AT THE VERY TOP.

    Hence your eminent appointment of Latheefa Koya to be Boss of MACC is POIGNANT WITH MEANING.- A firm determination to reach for the Stars in the clear blue sky WITHOUT CORRUPTION. An ideal which deserved to be supported with both hands and all our hearts.

    CORRUPTION is the worst kind of malady ever affected Humankind and their Societies. Once the disease spreads, no one is exempted. Through the thousands of years, history has told us that Great Men and their Great Empires have fallen into dust and oblivion WITHOUT EXCEPTON.

    For all intents and purposes, our beloved Malaysia up to 9 May 2018 was already on her death-bed under INTENSIVE CARE. It is important for All Rakyat to know this bit of our history which was as DARK AS THE NIGHT BEFORE DAWN. A legacy from us to our successors and descendants so that WE WILL ALL HAVE A BETTER BELOVED MALAYSIA WITH FEWER THICK FACED CROOKS.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  160. mubarakchan Jun 7,2019 4:15 PM

    Tun

    A very few minority of the wayward Opposition have grasped wrongly the issue of the excellent and proper appointment of Latheefa Koya as the Boss of MACC in order to raise the ire of the populace.

    They have not succeeded for the simple reason that these naysayers, troublemakers and detractors all have a vested interest IN HAVING A WEAK CHIEF OF MACC and not Latheefa Koya who is eminently suitable for this important job -TO CATCH THE CROOKS. CHARGE THEM IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN.

    These naysayers, troublemakers and detractors are scared to death of Latheefa Koya because of her excellent reputation as an Iron Lady.

    NOW SHE IS THE IRON LADY OF THE MACC.

    This will put FEAR INTO THE CROOKS WHO WILL BE CAUGHT, CHARGED IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN.

    Despite all the efforts of the good Lady, I am afraid CORRUPTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WILL ONLY BE CONTAINED EVEN IN CHINA.

    For this subject of Corruption in Singapore Vide. http://www.chedet.cc.org Archives ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’ September 2010.

    The more noise raised by the naysayers, troublemakers and the detractors the better BECAUSE TUN YOU HAVE SELECTED AND APPOINTED THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB !

    This is the best feedback of all from your experience.

    Some even absurdly commented grudgingly and with the taste of sour grapes in their mouths,’ Excellent appointment but procedures not followed.’ or ‘Excellent appointment but without merits.’

    IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO CALL SUCH OXYMORON STATEMENTS BY MORONS ‘ ? A flush of verbal diarrhoea by fake and self-appointed guardians of the piece wherever they are squatting. Some ex-MCA squatters too.

    To date, NO ONE HAS QUESTION THE COMPETENCE AND EFFICIENCY OF LATHEEFA KOYA. This is good.

    NIT PICKING BY THE NAYSAYERS, TROUBLEMAKERS AND DETRACTORS IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. Some from the very people who used to pour the finest vitriol on you 2004-2017. YET THEY HAVE NOT LEARNT THEIR LESSONS IN MALAYSIAN REALPOLITIK. Too bad. Forever they will be barking up the wrong banyan tree !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Latheefa Koya is the right choice for MACC. In you we Trust. Keep smiling. The overwhelming majority are with you !

  161. mubarakchan Jun 7,2019 8:27 AM

    Tun

    As you have previously said that a week is a long time in Politics. events around the World in recent days have shown that our beloved Malaysia has a role to play as the fast escalation of the Sino-Amercian Trade War increases in intensity.

    We do not expect President Trump to ease up in his zeal to remain as the President when his term is up in 2020. Hence, he will keep the home fires burning to maintain support from his poor white supporters of the mid-West and the rust belts of America.

    Until the Democrats come up with a strong and charismatic contender for the Presidency, we will have to watch the tea leaves accordingly in our beloved Malaysia’s National Interest as a friend of all countries of the World.

    And the interesting headlines this morning thus :-

    1. ‘ CHINA WARNS AGAINST TRAVELLING TO THE UNITED STATES. ‘

    2. ‘ CHINESE STUDENTS CAUTIONED ABOUT STUDYING IN THE UNITED STATES.’

    1. China has warned its citizens not to travel to the United States as tourists in view of the shootings, robberies and assaults which have taken place in that country.

    A Chinese female graduate student was kidnapped and has been missing since. The trial of the suspected murderer is now on-going. There must have been many unfortunate cases affecting the Chinese.

    On this score, this is an opportunity for our Minister of Tourism and his Ministry to exhort our travel agents and their agencies to double their efforts to bring in the Chinese tourists as soon as possible because many other countries also have the same vision.

    MAS and Air Asia should be encouraged to do the same with their Chinese counterparts.

    This is now a good time to push for more Chinese tourists arrivals. Whatever mode of approach to increase the Chinese tourist volume should be encouraged as Malaysia has the best tourist infrastructures at the most attractive prices for all. The less red tape the better.

    2. For a similar reason as mentioned above and also an unspecified suspicion of all things Chinese have appeared in the institutions of higher learning in the United States.

    There have been reports of Chinese researchers being asked to leave in the middle of their course as it was alleged at the Emory University. Most Chinese university students are now treated as spies without substantiated evidence.

    Previous to this, there were scattered reports of negative treatments of Chinese students. There was a recent report that Trump would probe the Chinese students in the best universities of the United States like Harvard, Yale etc. Maybe with the intention of finding out how these Chinese students gained entry into them.

    Now our dynamic and motivated Minister of Education has ONE NEW IDEA and a zealous task ahead of him to exhort the Malaysian private colleges and universities of higher learning to offer their World Class standards to the Chinese students of China.

    This should be a combined effort to be effective.

    This is another area which you had created in your Vision of over 30 years ago and now the private colleges and universities are available to serve HUMANITY whenever there is a need LIKE THE DESIRE OF THE CHINESE STUDENTS OF CHINA TO BE EDUCATED IN PLACES OF HIGHER LEARNING IN MALAYSIA.

    These two factors of Chinese Tourists and Chinese Students of China are complimentary to both our countries being China and Malaysia. These are WIN-WIN situations for all concerned.

    Our beloved Malaysia should offer our well-known friendliness and hospitality to both the Chinese tourists and students at the present time when some countries do not welcome them.

    Like this, we Malaysians show to the World why our beloved Malaysia has become one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia. Strange to say some Malaysians with an INFERIORTIY COMPLEX deride this and still think Singapore is their OVERLORD ! I tell them without hesitation that they are probably from MARS or the MOON.

    As the saying goes, Tun,” The early bird catches the worm.”

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

    All in all, the Sino-China Trade War has created a witch-hunt against the mainland Chinese in America.

  162. mubarakchan Jun 5,2019 11:11 PM

    Tun

    Bravo to you with your golden touch in the appointment of LATHEEFA to be Boss of MACC. This was a master stroke which is now applauded by a HUGE MAJORITY OF THE RAKYAT who are just fed-up with the brazen and blatant RAPE of our beloved Malaysia’s financial resources by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs.

    A very small minority is against because of selfish political vested interests. These are the CROOKS.

    This financial RAPE of our beloved Malaysia’s financial resources was done not only by the Malaysian Leaderships 2004-2018 BUT FOREIGNERS WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL eg. the Eagle, the Rocks, the Avenue, the KTM, Chief Editor’s Chair of true blue UMNO owned NSTP (then I thought we were colonised by Singapore), Lee Kuan Yew’s TPPA/CPTPP Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer, the HSR where 99% of costs are borne by Malaysia because 99% of the action is on Malaysian soil. Stupid.

    For 14 years, what the knowledgeable Rakyat read and saw was just ONE BIG RAPE OF THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA BY THE VERY PEOPLE WE ELECTED WHO TREATED ALL OF US AS STUPID like using the Government to lend billions of ringgits DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY WAY OF LETTERS OF GUARANTEE OR COMFORT to private individuals of NO STANDING or otherwise.

    A practice which was worse than a commercial bank because there was no collateral or solid business records provided by the Borrowers.

    Kudos to you again Tun.

    THIS TIME ROUND THERE ARE NO MORE CROOKED CLOSEST AIDES WHO COLLECTED BANKS, STRADIVARIUS VIOLINS, LISTED PUBLIC COMPANIES, ACRES OF BUKIT TUNKU LAND, BULLIED YOUR FRIENDS ETC and some wrapped themselves up with honorifics or titles. There were no exceptions but only TWO who did not create the scandals ! WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

    Your appointment of LATHEEFA for the top MACC job is brilliant and courageous.

    CATCH THE CROOKS. CHARGE THEM IN COURT. 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN. To quote Deng Xiao Peng,’ IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER THE CAT IS BLACK OR WHITE AS LONG AS IT CATCHES MICE.’

    For the very first time, I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY RAKYAT APPLAUD THIS SIGNIFICANT APPOINTMENT OF LATHEEFA AS THE BOSS OF MACC.

    The Rakyat are really sore with the WEALTH THEY LOST THROUGH OUTRIGHT THEFT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S MONEY WHICH REDUCED THE VALUES OF ALL ASSETS AND STANDARD OF LIVING IN OUR BELOVED MALALYSIA DOWN BY 30%-50% over a period of 14 years 2004-2018. This is supported by Reports of the UN, IMF and World Bank thus :-

    1. Between 2004-2010, an outflow of RM 1 Trillion overseas. And another RM 500 Billion between 2011 and 2018.

    2. Between 2004-2018, our beloved Malaysia’s Public Debt increased to RM 1 Trillion WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR THIS HUGE EXPENDITURE OR DEBT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem IN YOU WE TRUST, KEEP SMILING.

  163. mubarakchan Jun 5,2019 1:36 AM

    Tun

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fithri to you, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and all the Family.

    Without the crooked closest aides, the real men and women of our beloved Malaysia will now build and build the Wealth of the Nation once again and more.

    As one of the 4 most important small Nations of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018, our beloved Malaysia is now led by your brilliance and courage with DSAI and the Team by your side. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Here are some absorbing headlines of today, thus :-

    1. ” PM : BE THANKFUL FOR BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE RAYA IN PEACE. ”

    This is self-explanatory. Only a deaf, dumb and blind person will not understand this simple message.

    2. ” NEW MACC CHIEF WILL SEND SHIVERS DOWN CROOKS’ SPINES _ NGOs.”

    A new leaf of governance with honour, transparency and justice. Good, very good.

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

    NO MORE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND GLCS lending to private individuals and personal friends as though the Rakyats’ money belonged to their grand-fathers or mothers.

    3. AND SOMETHING WHICH IS UNBECOMING OF A FIRST WORLD STATE WHICH WAS INSPIRED BY (AS ALLEDGEDLY REPORTED) ‘FABRICATIONS ABOUT THE PAP ‘ of Singapore which has now the latest ANTI-FAKE NEWS LAW, thus the headlines allegedly from this source :-

    i) ” DR M touts (my italics) MALAYSIA AS DESTINATION FOR GLOBAL STUDENTS. ” with a colour pic of Dr M side by side with the following in the Facebook, thus

    ii) ” RAFIDAH SPEAKS OUT ON THE FLAWS OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM. ” with the worst pic ever taken of the dear Lady.

    Why are the governing political Singaporeans so unhappy and dislike our beloved brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Tun and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali were both recently bestowed with the highest academic honours by the National University of Singapore, the best in Asia ?

    The incongruity between the headlines of today and the pukka honours of yesterday does not seem to jive with sentiments as expressed in such a tiny place like Singapore.

    In fact, snide remarks and attacks have been lavished on our beloved brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad since he with DSAI and the Team ousted the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs since 9 May 2018.

    Is the real reason for unwarranted attacks and snide remarks which emanated from the heart core of Singapore’s seat of Power arose from GROSS UNHAPPINESS WITH THE NON-RATIFICATION OF THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER THE TPPA/CPTPP ? The final legacy of Lee Kuan Yew for his inheritors which he thought would save Singapore from a very bleak future ? Or whatever reasons, we Malaysians could not think of ?

    AS FAR AS I AM AWARE OUR BELOVED BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IS NOT ANTI-SINGAPORE OR SINGAPOREAN LIKE MYSELF. AND HE DID NOT LIFT A SINGLE FINGER TO INTERVENE, INTERFERE OR DENIGRATE SINGAPORE’S INTERESTS, SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTERESTS. If at all, he had a RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY TO SAFEGUARD THE SOVERIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT. No more. No less.

    To allegedly fake Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s real intentions by a MISLEADING HEADLINE AS PRODUCED BY Fabrications about PAP is mischievous and downright unbecoming of an apparatus of a First World county WHEN TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WAS REFERRING TO MALAYSIA’S TERTIARY EDUCATION OF WORLD CLASS STANDARD PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN MALAYSIA FOUNDED BY HIM IN THE 1980s and the 1990s.

    Yet, the Fabrications about PAP juxtaposed YB Tan Sri Rafidah’s honest comments on MALAYSIA’S DOMESTIC OR NATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSTIES OF WORLD CLASS STANDARD AS MENTIONED BY TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD.

    The intention of the warped mind of the perpetrator from Singapore is clear, very clear – that is we Malaysians are stupid and do not know what we are talking about.

    For starters, if we Malaysians are stupid, we would not be ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA ! And here are some factual information about Singapore :-

    1. According to the Singapore Government’s White Paper on Population 2011, there are 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50 in an indigenous population of 3.2 Million with 1.2 Million FTs and 800,000 PRs. Since 1972, NO SINGAPOEAN GENIUS HAS EMERGED YET !

    2. It was NOT Malaysia who caused the LOSS OF SINGAPORE’S QUESIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989.

    It was Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel of 1990, ‘ Globalization. Free Trade, Human Rights.’

    These were not only anathema to Singapore’s interests but in one fell swoop by the BRICS (then with Uncle Sam’s blessings) the whole of Singapore’s lucrative QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADE OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE BRICS AND GONE FOREVER.

    This hurt erupted in 2002 when Singapore’s first technical recession appeared. since 2002,

    Singapore’s GDP could not breach 3% GDP from 2002-2018 – 17 years as a First World country but could achieve a fizzy 7% as a Third World country because of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 INITIATIVES TO SAVE HIS LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS BEING TEMASEK. FT IMPORTS, 2 CASINOS AND THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER THE TPPA/CPTPP failed since 2006.

    3. In recent days, Singapore’s PMI fell below 50 and the GDP for the rest of 2019 will only be 1.9 % as reported with signs of a weakening manufacturing industry.

    IT IS COMMONSENSE THAT THE MISFORTUNES WHICH HAD BEFALLEN (even with free water paid for by Malaysia and all the free Malaysian goodies garnered by Singapore 2004-2018 through hot relationships and private retreats) OUR FRIEND SINGAPORE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MALAYSIA OR OUR BELOVED BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD.

    We always wish Singapore and her citizens well.

    In fact, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not lie when he remarked that Singapore and Malaysia are conjoint twins. Believe it or not.

    If at all, I have always commented that Singapore should leave her 20th Century thinking and moves behind in the past because the 21st Century is another day and this has caused Singapore time, money and distraction dangerously as events now unfold.

    4. The weakness of Singapore arose from Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel “Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights” which licenced the BRICS to trade freely and globally so much so that President Trump tried to roll this back. And Singapore was caught in a MULTI-POLAR WORLD AND GOT LOST IN THE WASH INSTEAD OF A MONOPOLISTIC AND UNILATERAL WORLD OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WHEN SHE WAS THE BLUE EYED BOY OF THE WEST ! This unfortunate experience of Singapore is best illustrated by :

    ” THE AMERICANS FORGET EASILY. THE BRITISH TRY NOT TO FORGET. THE FRENCH NEVER FORGET. THE CHINESE NEVER NEVER NEVER FORGET. THE MALAYSIANS FORGIVE AND FORGET.” Singapore became the only casualty of the Post Cold War World 1990-2019. And she will remain so if she avoids the REALPOLIK NOW EVOLVING.

    And the answers to Singapore’s present DILEMMA is not Malaysia or the tomes in Borders or Kino but hidden in the deep recesses of Singapore’s elites brains. THINK !

    How come A THIRD WORLD SINGAPORE COULD ACHIEVE A FIZZY 7% GDP (1948-1996) and a FIRST WORLD SINGAPORE COULD NOT BREACH 3% GDP WITH ALL THE TRAPPINGS OF A FIRST WORLD STATE 2002-2019 ?

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad an honourable, honest and just person has mentioned that it is time for ASEAN to work together for the common good.

    In other words, FORGET ABOUT THE NIT-PICKING AND GO FOR THE BROAD STROKES OF SUCCESS FOR ALL IN ASEAN BECAUSE YESTERDAY WAS YESTERDAY AND TODAY IS TODAY AS ONE UMNO TAN SRI TOLD ME. This one secret why our beloved brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is so successful.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always! No problem because your mind-set has always been to go for the BROAD STROKES BRILLIANTLY AND COURAGEOUSLY. In you we trust. Keep smiling. NO NIT-PICKING WE ARE MALASIANS !

  164. mubarakchan Jun 4,2019 12:12 AM

    Tun

    As more horror stories emerged concerning the unfettered financial indiscipline of a governance with no checks and balances by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally corrupt elites and its GLCs, how many Malaysians are aware that the following have never been done by any Government around the World but only in Malaysia ?

    1. A renowned Malay FELDA Trust Group buying the assets of the FOREIGN FRIEND OF THE PRIME MINISTER BY WAY OF A PRIVATE DEAL AT OVER THREE TIMES THE LISTED MARKET PRICE WITHOUT VALUATION AS ALLEGED ?

    2. In 1MDB, a total stranger in his early twenties was permitted to HANDLE RM 42 BILLION GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED MONEY BORROWED FROM THE BANKS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AS ADVISER AS ALLEGED.

    3. In KWAP, ALL THE OFFICERS INVOLVED KNEW OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S REQUEST FOR RM 2.4 BILLION BUT NOT AN ORDER. YET THE RM 2.4 BILLION WAS RELEASED WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION AS ALLEGED.

    4. In the NFC scandal, THE BN OOVERNMENT WAS THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO LEND MONEY TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL LIKE A COMMERCIAL BANK BUT WITHOUT THE NORMAL REQUIREMENT OF SECURITY AND SOLID BUSINESS RECORD AS ALLEGED. This showed the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs IMMATURITY.

    Not only that if the Borrower had put the RM 253 Million into a financial institution which gave them a 8% per annum TAX FREE return, these folks would have just sat on their backsides and collected the RM 22 Million per annum TAX FREE and ex-gratis from the BN Government. But instead they spent and spent on condos and Mercs all over the shop as alleged. This showed the IMMATURITY OF THE BORROWER.

    THE IMMATURITY OF THE LENDER AND THE IMMATURITY OF THE BORROWER CAUSED BOTH TO LOSE ALL THE MONEY. Otherwise, the folks could have returned the CAPITAL to the New and Incorruptible Government 2004-2018 and kissed the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs good buy.

    5. It is alleged billions of ringgits were paid for KIM ENG SECURITIES SINGAPORE WHICH THE OWNER, (SISTER-IN-LAW OF LEE KUAN YEW AND SECOND WIFE OF HIS BROTHER, CREATED WITH JUST A PAPER LICENCE AND NO ASSETS) by Maybank through the fellow who is NOW THE NEWLY APPOINTED VICE-CHANCELLOR OF A REPUTABLE UNIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA. Many other Singaporean broker would have been happy to sell for a song in those difficult times after October 2008 !

    IMMATURITY BREEDS IMMATURITY WITH NO CHECKS AND BALANCES !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  165. mubarakchan Jun 2,2019 1:33 PM

    Tun,

    A fond saying of P P Narayanan if you recall him who was the Leader of the Malaysian Union Movement for many years, was, ‘ Opportunity arises from Crisis.’

    When events turned for the better in our beloved Malaysia since 9 May 2018, I have been exceedingly happy even though I was aware that the wealth of ALL THE RAKYAT had been reduced by at least 30% to 50% in just 14 years, by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs.

    With the New and Incorruptible Government firmly under your hands with DSAI and the Team by your side, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat can onky rise again to GREATER HEIGHTS OF ENDEAVOUR AND ACHIEVEMENT. The Good will prevail over the Bad.

    To begin with, we are all in good health and spirits to do this arduous job which has been entrusted upon us by the Corrupt BN Government which permitted our National Debt to rise to RM 1 Trillion from 2004-2018.

    Not only that RM 1.50 Trillion was permitted to be siphoned out of the country during 2002-2018. Vide. UN, World Bank, IMF Reports. And another 1,000,000 barrels of oil from sanctioned Saddam Hussein into a private individual hands. Vide UN Report which named this fellow as heading its List.

    With this outflow of money, our beloved Malaysia was literally bled to death bringing the fall of THE VALUES OF ALL ASSETS BELONGING TO THE RAKYAT INCLUDING THE RINGGIT.

    Hence, NOT ONLY THE MALAYS ARE POORER BY AT LEAST 50% but ALSO THE CHINESE, THE INDIANS AND ALL. No person can escape this blood letting induced by the constant outflow of money OUT OF THE MALAYSIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM WHICH WERE CONDUCTED BY A VERY FEW ! This money is now lying IDLE IN THE BANKS OF THE HOST COUNTRIES INSTEAD OF BEING UTILISED FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S DEVELOPMENT CREATING JOBS AND BETTER SALARIES AND STANDARD OF LIVING- RM 1.5 TRILLION IN FOREIGN HANDS ! The Rakyat became poor due to the Auto-Pilot Policy of the Prime Ministers whom they elected between 2004-2018.

    Hence, the Japanese being well-informed just left Malaysia for other countries. Who wants to do business in a Corrupt country which CORRUPTION REDUCES THE PROFIT MARGINS WHICH IS UNTENABLE ESPECIALLY IN MANUFACTURING ?

    Look what happened to Proton with all the crook closest aides lining their pockets from padding wheel rims, waste sales, radios, plastic windscreens, pumps etc. All purchases were corruptly padded. How to make money like this ? The Proton Concept was perfect but the closest aides were SELF-SERVING.

    To quote P.P. Narayanan again, ‘ OPPORTUNITY ARISES FROM CRISIS.’

    With a solid political base which bolsters the New and the Incorruptible Government, the attraction for local and foreign investors is great especially our beloved MALAYSIA HAS NOW BECOME ONE OF 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    Only Malaysia has a clean and transparent slate for all investors at the moment.

    Thus, when a headline like the following indicates the great potential of Malaysia’s attraction to foreign investors. Also, it should be the harbinger of better things to come due to the increasing intensity of Trade Wars as Trump rolls back Uncle Sam’s Post-Cold War 1948-1989 hegemonic spiel, ‘GLOBALIZATIOIN, FREE TRADE, HUMAN RIGHTS.’ which has become as important as the dodo bird in the eyes of certain Americans. And Singapore is the ONLY CASUALTY !

    ” JAPANESE CORPORATION GIANTS PLEDGE TO EXPAND INVESTMENTS IN MALAYSIA SAYS DR M.”

    Since 2003, the Japanese presence was replaced by South Korean’s which focussed on the retail trade of our business environment. Some attempts were made to penetrate light industrial set-ups like Proton by using Bumiputra proxies. But with the return of the Japanese Sogososhas, their investments will be meaningful if a firm assurance that Japanese investments in Malaysia will always be welcome and not neglected like by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government with its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs.

    NO INVESTOR LIKES TO DEAL WITH A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IN MANUFACTRING THERE IS NO MARGIN FOR CORRUPTION BECAUSE OF COMPETITION IN PRICING AND QUALITY. Hence the JAPANESE INVESTORS MOVED AWAY FROM MALAYSIA BETWEEN 2004-2018 AS THEIR BUSINESS CULTURE DOES NOT PERMIT HANKY-PANKY. I know them well. I learnt from the Japanese in the 1960s.

    Therefore, with all things being equal, MALAYSIA MUST NOW MAKE STRENUOUS EFFORTS TO TELL NOT ONLY THE JAPANESE BUT ALSO THE WORLD THAT THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE WARMLY WELCOMES ALL BONA FIDE INVESTORS TO MALAYSIA. This is the NUB. This is the RUB.

    Anyone now found to HINDER THE PROCESS OF SMOOTH AND FREE MOVEMENT OF FOREIGN AND LOCAL INVESTMENTS SHOULD BE CHARGED IN COURT AND GIVEN 10 STROKES OF THE ROTAN. Malsysia once had 10 doors to enter. Behind each door a smiling and hospitable Malaysian will smile and reply, ” No problem’ when asked. But this is where the problem begins. Unlike Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore etc has only ONE door to enter. Then in Malaysia the problem was to find the right door eg. Lynas experience ?

    With the minimum of red-tape, Malaysia has many areas which are suitable and cheap with good labour for investors seeking shelter in a safe haven like in the Northern Territories of Penang mainland, Kedah, Perak, etc. Sabah and Sarawak and the FTZs which dot the Peninsula. Any special requirement should be seriously considered in the National Interest.

    With ASEAN which by chance has become a safe haven for manufacturing, trade and finance to the World being located between the peace-loving Nations of West Asia and East Asia. It is now time for the ASEAN countries with our beloved Malaysia at its HUB promote and organise beneficial projects for themselves and the World. As P.P. Narayanan often quoted, ‘ OPPORTUNITY ARISES FROM CRISIS.’ ASEAN and Malaysia will prevail.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we Trust. Our beloved Malaysia will prevail. Keep smiling.

  166. mubarakchan May 31,2019 5:54 PM

    Tun

    In the media, we read about the US-China Trade War is about to intensify or the US-EU Trade War will begin soon or Mexico does not want a Trade War with the US. Most of the Malaysians are wondering what on earth is happening and why suddenly Trade Wars cropped up all over. The reason again rests with history, the importance of history for Humankind affairs. History is the finest arbiter of the Truth.

    It all began after the implosion of Communism in 1989 which was the result of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    During the Cold War 1948-1989, it was one Super Power the United States against another the Soviet Union. Trade was clearly defined in black and white as was the politics. Many dictators all over the World were supported by the United States.

    It was during this Cold War 1948-1989 that Lee Kuan Yew could inveigle the best Questionable and Unmentionable Deals or Trades for Singapore. This huge largesse pushed Singapore from the Third to the First World by the 1990s which he bragged about in his book of the same title.

    But Singapore is only a tiny place in the Pax America scheme of things.

    In post-Cold War 1990, Uncle Sam came out with his hegemonic spiel, “Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights” which were anathema to Singapore governance. But this gave immediate licence to the BRICS to grab Singapore’s Monopoly in the Questionable and Unmentionable Trades which were very profitable. But it was the Normal Trades with the United States which were both the icing and the cake – as foreign goods maybe imported tariff free or with nominal tariff.

    All major countries of the World and the BRICS from 1990 to 2018 chalked up hefty trading surpluses with the United States.

    Countries like China could amass up to US$ 2-3 Trillion in reserves of which part was in US Treasury Bills.

    At this point, President Trump in order to safe-guard his support in the poor white industrial areas of America could whip up support by pointing his finger at the foreign bogeymen who stole their jobs amongst many other intangible factors which he has since revealed.

    The first target was China which was easy to understand for his electorates.

    And President Trump will exploit this Tariff War according to the waxing and waning of his political support. Other side Trade Wars with Japan, EU, Mexico etc., he could involve them according to his political needs.

    Since the Trade War has been politicised by President Trump, this is going to be of long duration. The end result is as yet unknown with the judges still out. In the meantime, the World waits with anticipation and anxiety which are not good for business. With America giving up its fight for the Freedom of others but only for herself according to President Trump. There is a diplomatic saying thus ,

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

    Against this back-drop of America’s intentions, we have the following headlines recently :-

    1. ” DR M SAYS ‘HUAWEI GETS MALAYSIA’S SUPPORT’ OR ‘LYNAS MAY CARRY ON WITH ITS RARE EARTH MINING’ OR ‘TRADE WARS ARE STUPID’ OR ‘MAYBE THE GOLD STANDARD BE ADOPTED FOR TRADE’. ”

    What our good Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commented are based on Sovereignty and National Interest coupled with Common Sense.

    Like this our beloved Malaysia’s all round interests are safe-guarded in the interests of the Rakyat. In other words, our Foreign Policy is expected to be friends of all countries.

    Unlike the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government 2004-2018 with its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs which every Policy move it made was to benefit Singapore or the self-interests of individuals eg. from the rocks via the Avenue to the UMNO NSTP Chief Editor’s Chair for a hard-core PAP cadre and more.- culminating in the signing of the Lee Kuan Yew creation – the TPPA/CPTPP – Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer. Vide chedet.cc.org. Archives ‘Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’ September 2010.

    At times like these, the headlines from Singapore thus,

    2. ” SINGAPORE LEAPFROGS HONG KONG AND US TO BECOME WORLD’S MOST COMPETITVE ECONOMY. ”

    Singapore’s GDP could not breach 3% GDP for 16 years 2002-2018 despite Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives – Temasek, imported FTs, 2 casinos, the TPPA/CPTPP Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer which all failed as at 2019.

    3. ” SINGAPORE IS 8TH MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN ASIA PACIFIC.”

    Thanks to Singapore, Malaysia is just listed behind at 9th !

    4. ” SOUTH EAST ASIA GIVEN NEW LEVERAGE AS CHINA AND US BATTLE OF INFLUENCE.”

    These Singaporean concocted headlines would have impressed those who are not aware that

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA IS ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA since 9 May 2018.

    Malaysia is the most important strategically and geo-politically with a New and Incorruptible Government which has a strong democratic mandate from the Rakyat.

    As the Nexus of ASEAN, Malaysia’s influence will be all pervasive and enduring politically not only in Asia but the World supported by her peoples who are known to be successful developers of an emerging country with the exception of the Dark Ages of Malaysia’s history 2004-2018 when the 2 Prime Ministers who were unlike their distinguished and honourable predecessors the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – 1957-2003, who worked hard and left behind a rich and wealthy country as at 2003. By 2018, Malaysia was up to her eve-balls in debts over RM 1 Trillion WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

    Taking all the facts as mentioned above, our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat are fortunate that the country is now governed by the New and Incorruptible Government as led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    To confirm the good tidings, just read again the barren Singaporean headlines which are actually based on intangible information and not on real substantive facts.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Where else but Malaysia ?.

  167. twinpeaks May 29,2019 10:46 AM

    I am pretty sure that soon the entire island of Penang will smell like a giant wet market.

  168. mubarakchan May 29,2019 7:29 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. My friend, I do not know what surprised you most arising from my Comments in this distinguished Blog. As I said before I only present the facts which were available to me so that ALL will understand the STORY behind the headline like the Lee Kuan Yew’s creation the TPPA.CPTPP/Malaysia Killer/Malays/SME Killer. What I commented is not slanderous and libellous which I avoid stringently always. What I mentioned is STRICTLY FACTUAL which anyone may obtain from historical records anywhere. No more. No less. Why do I do it ?

    THE BEST FORM OF SHOOTING DOWN ANY LIE IS TO PRESENT THE TRUE FACTS, my friend.

    For example, many asked me not to mention Lee Kuan Yew since he is dead.

    MY REPLY WAS THAT IF THIS COURSE OF ACTION IS FOLLOWED, WE MIGHT AS WELL SACK ALL THE HISTORY PROFESSORS AND THEIR DEPARTMENTS SINCE THEIR ONLY SUBJECTS ARE DEAD PEOPLE. See the logic. See the emotion blinding factual resoning.

    History is the Finest Arbiter of the Truth, my friend TWIN PEAKS. Without History to guide us, the Government, the Political Leaders will always make the same mistakes like collecting 10,000 Rolex, over and over again.

    This is also why I said to Tun, ‘IN YOU WE TRUST’ with the full knowledge that he is steeped in information and knowledge during this critical period of our beloved Malaysia’s history.

    To have our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to take up the RESPONSIBITLITY to put Malaysia’s self-inflicted problems on an even keel can only be attributed to the Will of God and Tun’s character of honour, integrity and justice.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. IN YOU WE TRUST> Keep smiling.

  169. mubarakchan May 29,2019 7:07 AM

    Tun

    First I wish you “Bon Voyage” on your visit to Japan for 3 days to attend this important International Forum to be held in Tokyo. As reported, you will give an important speech at the Forum.

    Second, as always there are matters of concern which affect us the Rakyat here and there in this vast land of our beloved Malaysia, thus :-

    ” FISH BREEDERS IN TROUBLED WATERS ”

    The troubled waters being the sea off Teluk Bahang, Penang. This is May 2019 news. But the story is much deeper and longer than this.

    In 1966, under the auspices of the Chief Minister of Penang, Wong Pow Nee, my friend Tan Seng Keat who was the Head of the DID Penang and was also the Commandant, Auxiliary Police, Penang was sent my the Penang Government to Honolulu, Hawaii to study whether their sewerage system be installed in Penang’s George Town. He found the Honolulu System too expensive for Penang. That was that. Fast trek to the mid-1980s.

    In the mid-1980s, the Senior Tutor of my college went for a swim off the Batu Ferringhi beach. He told me that after the swim, his whole body itched. I smiled and did not say anything.

    For the cognoscenti, it is a well-known fact that the raw sewerage of George Town has been flowing Northwards with the current towards Tanjong Bungah, Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang since the founding of George Town by Francis Light in the 18th Century.

    Before the huge concrete developments from the reclaimed sea at Tanjong Bungah, the hills behind Batu Ferringhi and maybe Teluk Bahang, there were no sewerage trickling down to the sea in these places. But now with the pace of developments of condos and other dwellings over the last 30 years, the total sewerage which flows to the open sea to join up with that from George Town must really add up to a very high pollution content of the off-shore sea by raw sewerage.

    Yet the Penang State Government has not made any move to remove the raw sewerage altogether from its adjunct sea waters and is mum on this important health, environmental and tourist matter.

    The Master Plan which is out of date does not mention about removing raw sewerage totally from the sea like Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The Plan apparently called for spending billions of ringgits on reclaiming 3 islands, a Highway and a Tunnel which should all be scrapped and replaced by the New Proposals to create Revenue for Penang.

    Lee Kuan Yew never borrowed a single cent for the modernisation of Singapore. He could clean up the smelly Singapore River as well which he showed you.

    The New Proposals call for the installation of proper equipment to remove the raw sewerage like Honolulu, Hawaii. The money would be forthcoming from the utilization of the 3 Gold mines of Penang being the Old Bayan Lepas Airport, the Old George Town and the Butterworth Airfield maybe with a subsidy from the Federal Government using the best Asian Technology now available.

    If the RAW SEWERAGE NOW POLLUTING THE VITAL AREAS OF PENANG LIKE TANJONG BUNGAH, BATU FERRINGHI, TELUK BAHANG IS NOT TREATED, SOONER OR LATER, THE POLLUTION WILL OVER-WHELM THE ECO-SYSTEM NOW IN EXISTENCE LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE REARING OF FISH IN TELUK BAHANG. Then, all the sea water becomes TOXIC AND UNFIT FOR HUMAN ACTIVITY OF ANY KIND.

    FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED.

    With the coming of the GAME CHANGER KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS IN PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, PERAK, KELANTAN AND TRENGGANU, the huge developments so generated will definitely assist in modernising the ancient George Town Sewerage System for the good of ALL the Rakyat.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling.

  170. twinpeaks May 29,2019 7:00 AM

    Just to add a biting comment to all these nonsense. While Sabah is glad that it is part of a nation that aspires to become a developed country unlike Indonesia and the Philippines, I cannot help but say what I see. So, if Tun does not agree with what I say, then I have nothing else to add for fear of a backlash.
    When I studied in England since my childhood, over the years until I graduated, I noticed that in Europe, their citizens Expect a Very Clean place to live in and a country that is free of immigrants from non-Western countries. In Japan, their citizens Expect a Very Clean place to live and a country that is free of immigration from any country.
    But here is the difference that I noted.. In Europe, they Expect their governments to take care of these matters, and they think that it is (primarily) Not their individual duties to look after the environment or disallow non-Western immigration. IN SHORT, EUROPEANS WILL BLAME EVERYTHING ON THEIR GOVERNMENTS. If you don’t believe me, just observe the nature of their constant street protests against their governments. This they call Civil Society and they said very healthy too (just the way a democracy should work, they say). In fact, Malaysians have caught up with this culture in recent years, and we call them Bersih 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc. (and we say this is how a healthy democracy should work too).
    However in Japan (and I cannot think of another country like it), the ordinary citizens don’t complain to their government if they themselves forget to collect litters thrown by foreign visitors on the streets. They will gladly behave like a cleaner and find the nearest garbage bin. And they feel proud of this it. Also, they don’t wait for their government to tell them Not to allow workers from Bangladesh and Myanmar or America and Europe, to steal the menial dirty jobs that they themselves can do. And they feel proud of this behaviour.
    Finally, over here IN Malaysia (and unfortunately.. also Sabah now), I notice that Not only people don’t blame the local councils and state/federal governments if the 100 year old raintrees are razed along Jalan Tun Razak to make way for an elevated superhighway, I fact people encourage them to do it (citing not enough roads for their cars, etc). On the environment, we don’t hear the average citizens proudly help to clean the streets of litters like the Japanese, or complaining to the local councils of why there is so much haze, IN FACT the average citizen in this country will spit on the streets and shopkeepers leave open/smelly garbage on the roadsides like in Manila and Jakarta, housewives just find the nearest streams or monsoon drains to unload their unwanted household garbage. The only place that is kept cleaned is their own condominium units. And they just shrug and say.. well everyone does it. Make money and live for today, and let the kids look after tomorrow.. tomorrow is not our concern. (I think you get my drift).
    On citizenship, this country is like a shopping mall. Anyone can come and Anyone can stay. Malaysia is Open for the whole world. And even better, if they come to do the dirty works that very few in this country are willing to do. Imagine a Malaysian parent saying.. “Well son, if you want to grow up to become a low-paid security guard, you have my blessing and I will send you to get a degree in Security Guardship. You don’t have to become a Doctor if you don’t want to”.

  171. twinpeaks May 28,2019 10:54 PM

    I PRAY that you were just joking, Mubarakchan. It is not April Fool’s Day, you know.

  172. twinpeaks May 28,2019 10:50 PM

    That is just unbelievable if what you had just said is true about the imported plastic waste and radioactive waste allowed into this country, of all places on earth. I just don’t know what to say.. I am speechless !!
    We keep saying that we are going to beat everyone else and become a developed country by 2020 or whatever, then we ALLOW other people’s garbage in? What is this nonsense??
    Do we even realise that developed countries of the west even PAY developing countries to accept undesirable refugeesfrom non-Western countries like Syria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar? And we take them in and treat them with hospitality. Humanitarian and foolish? Or both? I better stop saying anymore now.. I have lost my appetite.

  173. mubarakchan May 28,2019 2:30 PM

    Tun

    I have made some Comments that the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs have brought our beloved Malaysia down to her knees during 2004-2018. Here are some headlines which confirmed this DISGRACEFUL LACK OF SELF-RESPECT AND HONOUR thus :-

    1. ” PLASTIC WASTE FROM BANGLADESH FOUND SHIPPED TO MALAYSIA ” Even Bangla looked down on Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs.

    2. ” 60 CONTAINERS OF PLASTIC WASTE IMPORTED BY ‘TRAITORS’ TO BE SENT BACK. ” Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 10 strokes of the rotan.

    3. ” MALAYSIA TO SHIP 400 TONNES PLASTIC WASTE BACK TO COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN. ” Return to Sender and send them the Bill.

    4. ” NOT WITHIN OUR JURISDICTION TO ASCERTAIN PLASTIC WASTE ORIGIN SAYS PERAK ENVIRONMENTAL DEPT.” Then let the Dept be closed down since they do not know what they are supposed to do and transfer the whole lot out of cosy Ipoh. It was widely reported even on the BBC that this waste came from England with English markings.

    The headlines are not only DISGRACEFUL BUT ALSO SHOW THE UTTER WEAKNESS OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND THE GLCs – a situation which involved the Government from the top to the bottom.

    The utter Corruption of the Customs Dept. Malaysia is for all to see as the front-line entry culprit who permitted the STINKING WASTE TO LAND ON OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SHORES. EVEN BANGLADESH TOOK PART IN THIS DISGRACEFUL CAPER OF CORRUPTION AND FRAUD.

    All such wastes should be send back to the countries of origin with a hefty Bill as costs. AND IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY SUE THE CULPRITS BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD.

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

    Kudos to the YB Minister who showed courage to expose this wanton Scandal which denigrated the RESPECTED AND HONOURABLE STANDING OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA. This also shows the Corrupt BN Government had sunk so low as to be SMEARED OVER BY THE STINKING WASTES DUMPED HERE BY COUNTRIES LIKE BANGLADESH !

    Dumping of wastes from ships have been going on for years around our sea waters like at the mouth of the Sungei Tinggi, Johor. Such culprits must not only be fined but jailed as well – a couple of years jail will scare off the rest.

    It is alleged even this Australian firm at Kuantan had pretensions of doing the same. This time the waste is RADIOACTIVE. Recently, it was alleged that this RADIOACTIVE WASTE COULD REPLACE PHOSPHATE IN OUR HORTI-CULTURE. We are not stupid Malaysians anymore.

    WHY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO TAKE BACK THIS RADIOACTIVE WASTE IF IT IS NOT RADIOACTIVE ? With radioactivity in all our vegetables and fruits, all Malaysians will be irradiated and all our babies will be born with one eye or 3 legs. Stupid.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

    Our beloved Malaysia was so weak between 2004-2018 it became the RUBBISH DUMP OF THE WORLD with the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs saying, ‘ THANK YOU VERY MUCH ‘ because the words SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST WERE NEVER IN THEIR VOCABULARY !

  174. mubarakchan May 27,2019 11:11 PM

    Tun

    The World has never been a quiet place. If a person cares to refer back to the news of the World in the 1930s or even the 1920s, war and destruction happened as in the late 20th or early 21st Century. Is this the ways of Humankind – forever the strong bullying the weak ?

    Fortunately, due to our wise and caring Governments 1957-2003, as led by the Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, our beloved Malaysia could maintain and sustain Peace, Harmony and Prosperity from 1957 to 2003.

    Their predecessors,, the 2 Prime Ministers during 2004 to 2018 brought our beloved Malaysia down to her knees and her Rakyat suffered from total neglect as regards jobs, better salaries, low cost of living, affordable homes, and a better life style for their children and themselves. This lasted 14 years.

    Our beloved Malaysia was on the cusp of total disarray and chaos like any Third World country because the TPPA the Malaysia/Malays Killer/SME was signed by the last BN Prime Minister but not ratified. Treachery by ignoring our Sovereignty and National Interest abound 2004-2018.

    The Rakyat even some to this very day, did not believe that the top Leadership could cheat them en masse. This did happen in our beloved Malaysia of all places by people from good backgrounds, rich and apparently educated.

    That was yesterday. And today is today as one UMNO Tan Sri once told me.

    Today’s headline, thus :-

    ‘ MALAYSIA TO ENTER 10 NEW HALAL MARKETS VIA CHINA’S OBOR INITIATIVES. ”

    This viable and profitable avenue of export of halal products should have been promoted as long ago as 2004.

    But with all the non-governmental activity going on at the top then, who had the time, inclination and energy to think about what was best for the Rakyat like setting up factories producing halal products for export ?

    This left a gap of 14 years of inaction. 14 years of loss revenue, jobs for the Rakyat and experience in overseas markets. For the many who work hard for a living, this is a suffering difficult to bear UNLIKE THOSE WHO JUST STEAL FROM THE RAKYAT’S GOVERNMENT COFFERS via direct means or the Corrupt GLCs.

    Malaysia is the best country to produce halal goods being a Muslim country with a majority of Muslim inhabitants through exporting such goods World-wide. Already there are so many brands available which one can see at the supermarkets.

    The lack of oomph, drive and energy must rest at the top Governmental Leadership 2004-2018. This resulted in the absence of any tangible halal exports overseas.

    A few Comments ago I suggested that FELDA is the best candidate to go into production of halal products in a big way. Of course, its plantations have to be restructured sooner or later after the entity had been financially destroyed with a RM 14 Billion debt by crooks.

    FELDA may own farms in Australia and New Zealand and transport the products via their own ships for processing in factories located at the ports. And also stick strictly to the oil palm plantations which should be managed strictly as plantations and not as saving banks for crooks. This should be the future success story of FELDA.

    2. ” EXCELLENT GRADES FAIL STUDENT ”

    This is a perennial story which should not be permitted to appear in the media if a caring incumbent Government cares about its Rakyat. This should not happen at all. All countries educate all their citizens these days – right up to the Tertiary Stage if possible. Failing a student at exams is not the norm in all cases unlike 70 years ago when scholarships and places were difficult to come by.

    EDUCATION SHOULD NOT BE POLITICISED ANYWHERE ON THIS GLOBE.

    ” SIMPLY SENSATIONAL.” or ” FORMER WUSHU CHAMP TO TRAIN NATIONAL SQUAD ” or ” WONDER WOMEN ”

    These headlines reflect the meritocratic achievements of our sports men and women.

    Malaysia has a long history in the sporting World since winning the Silver Medal at hockey in Melbourne in 1956.

    We were always at the top in World class badminton mixing with the Danes and the Americans in the 1940s and the 1950s at the All England and the Thomas Cup series. But we lost for the first time to Indonesia in 1959 when our No 1 player went night clubbing the night before meeting Ferry Sonneville of Indonesia in the Thomas Cup event in Kuala Lumpur. How many Malaysians know this ?

    I have been watching Malaysians playing badminton at World Class events as long as I can remember. Sometimes, I switched off the TV in disgust knowing the Malaysians will lose in the third and final set because THEY WERE UNFIT AND LACKED STAMINA OR MIND-SET TOO !

    For example, our Malaysian Champion at the 2010 London Olympics lost in the 3rd set after leading 19-17 over Lin Dan. I could only interpret this failure to the lack of fitness which meant lack of oxygen going to his brain cells. I have never seen an unfit Chinese player to this day.

    Another example I could observe is the fitness of the China No. 1 singles player Shiqui against Japan’s World’a No.1 Momota at the Sudirman Cup Finals. I thought Momota would have won hands down. But it was the fitness of Shiqui which prevailed.

    Sports in Malaysia is an activity much loved by the Rakyat. Generations of politicians graced its pantheons without contributing much too it.

    I observed most sports were undertaken by its participants when they were in school. Their talents were what brought them into the limelight of the sporting associations.

    But having talent is not sufficient to produce Regional or World Class performance these days. Our sportsmen and women need something much more. The United States adopted a professional and scientific approach in all sports immediately after World War 2 with the Communist countries not far behind.

    There should be a professional and scientific approach like :-

    1 The athlete with the RIGHT MIND SET. This has also been emphasised by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently for all activities.

    2. Physical fitness by ingesting the right type of nutritious foods to build up energy – a programme which is formulated by a SPORTS MEDICINE ACADEMY. I have heard whispers about a Sports Medicine Academy headed by our famous Tan Sri Dato Dr sprinter. But no more.

    3. Talent in sports is a must in all sports men and women. THIS IS WHERE OUR SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN MISLED by talented sportsmen or women WITHOUT MINDSET AND FITNESS.

    4. Motivation by good rewards and future jobs for a retired sports man or woman is a must. China puts her retired athletes as Sports Educators in places of education all over the country. Our country must care for those who put her in Glory in sports, through out their lives with jobs, housing, scholarships etc.

    5. The sports men and women of many countries especially the United States have not been AMATEURS for decades. Our beloved Malaysia must treat ALL SPORTS MEN AND WOMEN AS PROFESSIONALS with pay, rewards and assist them accordingly.

    6. Dead wood like those in the geriatric Olympic Council of Malaysia should be discarded because FOR OVER 40 YEARS THEY WERE TOO LAZY TO GET SQUASH RECOGNISED AS AN OLYMPIC SPORT EVEN THOUGH SQUASH WAS IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER 100 YEARS.

    Malsysia lost by DEFAULT at least 4 GOLD OLYMPIC MEDALS AND MANY SILVER AND BRONZE BY THESE FOLKS SITTING ON THEIR BACKSIDES FOR OVER 40 YEARS DOING NOTHING BUT TOURING ! Even recent sports like Moguls is an Olympic Sport.

    7. To show the importance of PUBLICITY THROUGH SPORTS, Lee Kuan Yew bought a few 4th rate Chinese sports men and women in table tennis, shooting, badminton, etc from China at the turn of the 21st Century in his zeal to be No. 1 of ASEAN sports. Amongst ASEAN circles these were known as the Great Wall of China. Malaysia need not buy talent. We have plenty.

    8. A MINISTER CHAIRING THE OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA IS A MUST BECAUSE THE FOLKS THERE TREATED IT AS A FREE TOURING AGENCY EVERY OLYMPICS. All Sports are important to Malaysia for UNITY, HARMONY AND TEAM WORK. Tun Abdul Razak chaired the Olympic Council of Malaysia when he was DPM and PM. Maybe the Minister for Youth, Culture and Sports is the right person.

    9. In 1965, Tun Abdul Razak suggested I should open up the Selangor Shooting Association controlled by 33 Hakkas. Through the ideas which I mentioned above, Malaysia WON THE ASIAN GAMES GOLD MEDAL FOR TRAP SHOOTING IN TEHERAN IN 1972 ! The Selangor Shooting Association now has 2,000 members and RM 2 Million in its kitty.

    MALAYSIA HAS PLENTY OF SPORTING TALENT. FOR THE FIRST TIME, HOPEFULLY THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNEMNT OF THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE GOOD AND THE GREAT RECOGNISES SPORTING ACTIVITY IF PROPERLY NURTURED WILL PRODUCE MANY MORE WORLD CLASS SPORTS MEN AND WOMEN like Nicolle David, Lee Chong Wei, Dhabitah, Shalin, Tan Eng Yueh,, Keirin cyclist Ghani etc.

    In Sports, no sacrifice, no training, no pain, no Medals.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Even Lee Kuan Yew recognised that his tiny State could obtain the Widest Publicity through Sports by buying 4th rate Chinese athletes to gain CHEAP LEVERAGE !

  175. mubarakchan May 26,2019 10:19 AM

    Tun

    KUDOS TO THE GENIUS WHO HAD THE KULIM INERNATIONAL AIRPORT IDEA.

    Without it, the Northern Region will forever be in the doldrums. Now all the Northern States can bloom and boom.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  176. mubarakchan May 26,2019 2:29 AM

    Tun

    It is reported in the media that at least 45 NGOs petitioned your goodself to scrap the 3 Islands Reclamation of Penang. This is timely and fortuitous. For the following reasons, thus :-

    1 LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO MODERNISE SINGAPORE. Singapore is not Penang. Penang is not Singapore.

    2. THE PENANG MASTER PLAN IS OUT OF DATE DUE TO THE COMPLETE CHANGE OF POLITICAL CIRCUMSTANCES SINCE 2008 WHICH MAY NOW TURN PENANG INTO THE WORLD’S FINEST RESORT FOR HOLIDAY AND LEISURE WITH NEW PROPOSALS WHICH ARE CHEAP, FAST DELIVERY, EASY TO DO AND UNDERSTAND, AND NON-CONTROVERSIAL.

    3. PENANG ACTUALLY HAS 3 GOLDMINES eg. I) OLD AIRPORT. ii) OLD GEORGE TOWN iii) BUTTERWORTH AIRFIELD. Why waste billions of ringgits by throwing good money into the sea ?

    The New Proposals which will bring IMMEDIATE BENEFITS TO THE SUPPORTERS OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE RAKYAT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY ARE AS FOLLOWS :-

    1. Scrap the 3 Island Reclamation Project. Scrap the old Bayan Lepas Airport. Scrap the Highway. Scrap the Tunnel. Scrap the Butterworth Airport and shift to Kulim. Scrap the Quit Rent and Assessment for the Old George Town.

    2. Turn the Old Bayan Lepas Airport into the World’s Finest Tropical City with the southern shore into a sandy beach, Pulau Jerejak flattened with the straits filled into a small airport for domestic and private flights together with a Terminal with shopping for 4 luxury liners. Sg Keluang delineates the northern border with the foothills the western border for low cost and affordable housing.

    3. Turn the Highway into a Japanese style country rail vide CNA Saturdays 7 pm. from Tanjong Bungah via the foothills, New George Town, Kulim, Butterworth and Sg Patani.

    4. Connect New George Town and Kulim by fast train.

    5. All Government Offices shift to New George Town.

    6. Gentrify Old George Town. Sewerage modernised and flood mitigation schemes placed underground wherever possible. Trams and pedestrian walks introduced. The aim is to create VALUE IN OLD GEORGE TOWN.

    7. Up grade the Penang Ferry which will now serve Langkawi , Kedah, Perak and Lumut.

    8. KOMTAR turn into a Budget and a 4 star hotel.

    LIKE THIS THE SUPPORTERS OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE RAKYAT BENEFIT IMMEDIATELY WITH THE INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT TO RULE FOR THE NEXT 60 YEARS. WITH NO BILLION RINGGITS DEBT.

    The State Government’s negotiating skills with the Federal Government may extract the most out via the construction of the transport links, a viable deal for the Old Bayan Lepas land, subsidies for sewerage and flood mitigation, water from Kedah etc. IF PROPERLY DONE THE STATE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS IN ITS COFFERS AS ONE OF THE RICHEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY WITHOUT DEBT.

    By chance, PENANG IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NORTHERN REGION WITH KEDAH, PERLIS, KELANTAN, TRENGGANU AND PERAK WHICK WILL SNOWBALL THE PENINSULA TO SABAH AND SARAWAK. The classical Malaysain Way to create Wealth WITHOUT NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS !

    KULIM must jive with the other components to make the sum greater than the whole. Where else but Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  177. mubarakchan May 26,2019 12:31 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. We Malaysians have many common traits and relationships. I always said in our country either we are related or close friends. We cannot runaway very far.

    I see you are a Man of integrity, courage and cares for our beloved Malaysia like all of us here in this distinguished Blog. I like the way you express yourself in plain simple terms. I have another late relative by the name of Shelley Yap, a lawyer, in Kota Kinabalu which you might have known many years ago.

    It is good, very good our beloved Malaysia has many citizens like you who form the real ballast which stabilizes our Malaysian Society. How lucky you and your family are to live, work and enjoy in a beautiful place like Sabah especially Kota Kinabalu. I know Kota Kinabalu well and wished many a time to live there too.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem

  178. twinpeaks May 25,2019 3:59 PM

    Mubarakchan, thank you for your kind words, first of all.
    I am not someone of any seniority as I had never held a position in government. I am strictly private sector person. My only political (if you can call it that) “experience” was standing as an independent candidate at the 2004 general elections when I was 35 years old, in my family constituency. I was thrashed mercilessly by the BN machinery (I remembered that my ‘campaign team’ was in a boat – yes, some parts of Sabah still only accessible this way.. passing us were about two dozen BN boats). So I decided then that there was no way anyone can beat that! Other members of our extended family had better luck in politics.. rising to a past CM of Sabah and a past Governor too. My own father was DCM under TS Harris of Berjaya government.
    Like you, I simply like talking politics even at a coffee shop. And writing about it, contributing ideas, is even better. I hope that if a few federal ministers read this blog, that they may want to consider these ideas in their future plans. I am just happy to contribute for our country’s future, in any manner possible. Just like any other responsible citizen.

  179. mubarakchan May 25,2019 9:45 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. As an adjunct to my previous Comment on the TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER, this EXERCISE IN FUTILITY both for Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore very clearly exposed the sense of DE’JA VU which coloured his thinking arising from the 1962 Water Agreement with only a one paragraph Agreement probably made in Singapore. This finished off our beloved Malaysia by its SIMPLICITY.

    But with the LIFE-SAVER FOR SINGAPORE, the TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER, Lee Kuan Yew wrapped THIS SIMPLICITY OF COMPROMISING THE RULERS OF THE DAY IN MALAYSIA with 50 volumes of the substantive Agreement abetted by the treasonous Malaysian Civil Servants in attendance.

    Why did the negotiations take so long – 7 years in secret places ?

    First, the reason was that Lee Kuan Yew knew he had a hot potato in his hands. If it was achieved by him in a sneaky way like the 1962 Water Agreement. THE TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER would have been his ultimate CROWNING GLORY for his INHERITORS AND SINGAPORE!

    Second, the negotiations took so long because THE TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER ONLY BENEFITS SINGAPORE ALONE in simple terms. BUT FOR THE REST IT WAS LIKE DRAGGING AN OX TO DRINK WATER because Singapore did her best efforts politically and diplomatically behind the scenes to FORCE THE ISSUE IN SINGAPORE’S FAVOUR. The reality is that all the countries do no REQUIRE THE TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER especially the great United States but only desperate SINGAPORE.

    This fact also shows that Lee Kuan Yew’s wiles and skills have limitations in the eyes of those who would not be fooled by him with his magic shows and white rabbits.

    Third, after President Trump’s audacious act of tearing up the TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA MALAYS SME KILLER, Singapore immediately went behind the scenes TO FAN UP HER NEAREST AND DEAREST EBING JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TO REVIVE THE TPPA AS THE CPTPP which is now touted as WORKABLE WITHOUT THE GREAT UNITED STATES AND HER MARKETS.

    Fourth, ‘ PER ARDUA AD ASTRA ‘ was the Policy taken by Lee Kuan Yew for Singapore throughout his PUBLIC LIFE. Somewhat like ICARUS AND THE SUN. Or in colloquial terms, ‘ YOU PAY WHAT YOU GET ‘.

    Fifth, at the end of the DAY, Lee Kuan Yew got the rocks, the 25 miles of KTM steel rails and property, the low-hanging fruits like the true blue UMNO NSTP Chair, the Avenue, red hot relationships in private retreats, the right to publish a book to denigrate our beloved Malaysia and other minor gains of no consequence.

    All achieved without firing a single bullet to conquer our beloved Malaysia which Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs forgot the Royal Malay Regiments exist ! Then our beloved Malaysia might as well only keep the Royal Malay Regiments ceremonial guards. !

    IN REAL TERMS, SINGAPORE GOT NOTHING FOR ALL HER EFFORTS TO OVER RIDE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA !

    Sixth, at the end of the Day, our beloved Malaysia under the Premiership of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side, overnight became ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FOUR SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA since 9 May 2018.

    Seventh, MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    From 1959-2015, Lee Kuan Yew took a CONFRONTATIONAL STANCE WHEN DEALING WITH MALAYSIA. He would have GAINED MUCH IF HE HAD TREATED ALL AS NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS AND DID NOT PUFFED UP HIMSELF AS SOMEONE, SPECIAL, EXCLUSIVE AND SACROSANCT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  180. mubarakchan May 24,2019 8:37 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    I daresay you are a person of some seniority and deserves recognition as such with all due respect.

    Your comments are to the point and factual which I accept wholeheartedly. The issues you mentioned are relevant to the present day.

    BUT THERE ARE MUCH BIGGER ISSUES WHICH WOULD HAVE KILLED OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA DUE TO EITHER CORRUPTION OR SELF-SERVING AND DEFINITELY NOT SHEER HAPPENSTANCE.

    One issue is the Lee Kuan Yew Creation of the TPPA/CPTPP/Malaysia, Malays, SME Killer. And my appearance in this distinguished Blog was sheer happenstance. Let me relate to you TWIN PEAKS my friend how it all began.

    After the retirement of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in October 2003, the new Administration took over led by a Prime Minister who some alleged was once a secretary of the NOC 1969-1971. No problem.

    Then things were began to go awry.

    It was alleged there were 4th Floor boys who ruled the not only the Government but the whole country including Sabah as well. Then from Singapore, the folks there were boasting of looking for low hanging fruits in Malaysia.

    To add to the mix, since Merdeka, 47 years, no Malaysian Government went to The Hague to establish that Malaysia owned Pulau Batu Puteh because she already owned it.

    But this Government after 2003 did and also engaged the oldest emeritus Professor from Cambridge, my contemporary ! Singapore boasted they engaged the best International Law lawyer in the World. Right TWIN PEAKS ? It takes two to tango.

    One must assume definitely there was no hanky-panky between heads of state. To rub salt into the wound, the Singaporean elites published a book which denigrated Malaysia even more ! Malaysia lost after hundreds of years of owning Pulau Batu Puteh.

    Suddenly, one fine day, the UN Reported that a Malaysian picked up 1,000,000 barrels of sanctioned oil from hard-fisted Saddam Hussein. When the PM was asked what happened, it was alleged he could not remember what he signed.

    To top off the whole absurd governing practice, A PAP CADRE WAS APPOINTED THE CHIEF EDITOR OF THE UMNO OWNED NSTP. Not only that, this junior Singaporean fellow was given a lush APACHE CONTRACT BY SIME DARBY to make him comfortable in the hot and humid Ulus which was KL !

    And famished Singaporeans were running up and down THE AVENUE with the doors of the Khazanah wide opened for them to pluck the low hanging fruits belonging to the Rakyat !

    NO WONDER THE SINGAPOREANS ALWAYS LOOK DOWN ON THE MALAYSIANS WHEN THEY COULD CONQUER OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WITHOUT A SINGLE BULLET.

    This nonsense lasted 2004-2009 NOT INCLUDING THE ENGLISH UPPER CLASS SAILING JAUNTS EVERY DECEMBER OFF THE EAST COAST, PERTH, JET-LAG, GOLF ETC. The cognoscenti were beating their chests and gnawing their teeth with the deep knowledge that an emerging nation like our beloved Malaysia must be run efficiently and professionally, and should not be managed by a bunch of PLAYBOYS. It Is not only a 25 hour 8 day week for the Prime Minister of Malaysia but also it is a very much HANDS ON JOB. But the FREE-WHEELING METHOD OR GOVERN BY AUTO-PILOT WAS INTRODUCED DURING THIS PERIOD 2004-2009. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, THE PRIME MINISTER WAS ALSO THE FINANCE MINISTER.

    IT WAS AT THIS JUNCTURE SINCE 1984 THAT I VISITED OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WHO SUGGESTED THAT I DO SOME WRITING. WHAT BETTER SUBJECT THAN LEE KUAN YEW WHO CREATED AN IMAGE OF HIS VERY OWN with so many of the Malaysian Chinese and a few UMNO Malays brainwashed accordingly.

    But Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts were clapping their hands with glee.

    With the ASCENSION OF THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER 2010-2018, Lee Kuan Yew could thank his lucky stars that he was born in Heaven because Obama had just accepted Lee Kuan Yew’s Creation .’ The Free Trade Scheme ‘ which Obama called it his very own as THE TPPA/CPTPP/MALAYSIA /MALAYS/ SME KILLER.

    This act was underlined by the June 2009 visit of Lee Kuan Yew at the age of 85 on the pretext of visiting his digits, cohorts, spies, treacherous Civil Servants, MCA leader in red mandarin silks, a lady off Jalan Duta, KL to have fine English tea, and on his way to the Airport, a tongue in the cheek perfunctory courtesy call on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to show his TEMPORAL POWER.

    The ex-Minister, the ex-Head of MTI (whose spouse was alleged to be a senior Singaporean journalist based in KL in a profession countries like Russia, China, Iran, Egypt, North Korea, Myanmar love to jail) the President of the SMEs and of course the ex-PM who signed the TPPA, were all in full support WITHOUT ANY DUE CONSIDERATION FOR OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INTEREST. It would have been a commitment worst than BREXIT. Malaysia would have been a slave Colony of Singapore signed by her own hands. At this point, the Singaporeans have got our beloved Malaysia between a rock and a hard place. How to miss ?

    What is the TPPA ?

    When Singapore’s VERY PROFITABLE QUESTIONALBE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES WHICH WERE CONDONED BY UNCLE SAM DURING THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WERE GRABBED ( Uncle Sam’s blessing ) BY THE BRICS BEING BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA, SOUTH AFRICA, Singapore lost her MAGIC WAND OR MOJO TO MAKE MONEY EX-GRATIS.

    By 2002, Singapore had her first recession and unemployment.

    Desperately, Lee Kuan Yew conjured 4 INITIATIVES, TEMASEK (earlier), FT IMPORTS, 2 CASINOS AND HIS FREE TRADE SCHEME which was a simple device to BREAKDOWN THE TARIFF WALL OF MALAYSIA AGAINST SINGAPORE GOODS.

    Its simplicity is just BY COMPROMISING THE RULERS OF THE DAY IN MALAYSIA BY WHATEVER MEANS WORKABLE AT ALL COSTS. He succeeded but not quite complete WITHOUT RATIFICATION BY THE DEWAN RAKYAT.

    With the TPPA, not only will the doors of Malaysia are wide-opened to Singaporean labelled or re-labelled goods, the huge inflow will KILL OFF ALL THE MALAYSIAN SMEs causing unemployment, riots, chaos and the blame falls on the incumbent Government of the day.

    What did the proponents say about the TPPA ?

    They said the TPPA will bring us good corporate governance, our exports to the US will increase (only soft products like condoms) and our bio-industry will gain acceptance in 20 years time.

    BUT THESE TREASONOUS FOLK SUPPORTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SME WHO WAS ENNOBLED AFTER THIS DID NOT TELL THE RAKYAT THAT THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD BE IN CHAOS IMMEDIATELY.

    This is confirmed by a boastful Singapore Business Times Headline in January 2017 that the TPPA WILL SAVE SINGAPORE S$ 1 BILLION MINIMUM WHICH MEANS MALAYSIA WILL LOSE ANNUALLY A MINIMUM OF RM 3 BILLION.

    The TPPA?CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays/SME/Killer is the ultimate weapon created by Lee Kuan Yew with its 50 volumes of small print TO LOCK IN OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AS HIS HERITAGE AND LEGACY FOR HIS INHERITORS. His constant dream of Malaysia as Singapore’s NIRVANA of riches and prosperity.

    This dream was a dangerous distraction and wasted time and money as it could now be discerned. Overnight, Malaysia became one of the 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia since 9 May 2018.

    But it was not to be.

    1. On 2 January 2017, President Trump TORE UP THE TPPA

    2. On 9 May 2018, the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs was ousted by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    3. From mid-2018, the Singaporean media began to intensify its open remarks on the Prime Minister only. I can only interpret as a fact that for the Singaporeans, the ratification of the TPPA/CPPTP by the victorious Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs, would have been like drinking THE ELIXIR OF LIFE. Now they realise ‘there is many a slip, ‘twixt the cup and the lips’.

    Hence, the Singaporeans deep frustration and angst that THE FUTURE FOR THEM NOW IS BLEAK, VERY BLEAK because they threw all into the fray AND ENDED UP WITH NOTHING !

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    There is no doubt at all that God and our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saved OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA FROM CERTAIN DEATH AS A SLAVE COLONY OF SINGAPORE VIA THE TPPA.

    For this reason I have said ‘IN YOU WE TRUST’ when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assumed his RESPONSIBILITIES A SECOND TIME ROUND – with a beautiful hindsight after surviving the tons of the finest vitriol poured on him 2004-2016 by the detractors, naysayers and troublemakers, now he has no more US$ 5 Million Stradivarius violins, bank collecting or padding Proton wheel rims CLOSEST AIDES TO CREATE THEIR SCANDALS.

    All these are confirmed by his admission that he made some mistakes. ‘ TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO FORGIVE DIVINE.’

    It has always my intention to furnish the true facts about Singapore because of the brain-washing efforts adopted by Lee Kuan Yew from the very beginning of his PUBLIC LIFE IN 1959 on UNSUSPECTING AND INNOCENT MALAYSIANS. What I provided was a form of DE-NAZIFICATION OF LEE KUAN YEW. Actually, the Americans gave up when they found ALL GERMANS WERE NAZIS DURING WORLD WAR TWO !.

    Without the true facts we will NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH.

    Please vide http://www.chedet.cc.org ‘Malaysia according to Kuan ‘ Archives. September 2010.

    HISTORY IS THE FINEST ARBITER OF THE TRUTH, TWIN PEAKS !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Malaysia with the TPPA would be much worse than Britain in EU which is now trying to EXIT because the TPPA was specially crafted by Lee Kuan Yew to enslave Malaysia as a SLAVE COLONY ADMINISTERED BY CORRUPT DIGITS UNDER HIS OR SINGAPORE’S CONTROL. In you we trust. Keep smiling

  181. twinpeaks May 24,2019 2:24 PM

    So, despite my view on China and Chinese companies, you have to salute them.
    Companies like Huawei are cutting edge in 5G. It has no competition except Samsung and ZTE in Asia. Even the Japanese are sweating. Their focus on high tech really pays off. They have got image problem, the Chinese, because of their worldview. But how they take care of themselves long term is text book study for others.

  182. twinpeaks May 24,2019 11:21 AM

    Malaysia has a small domestic market, thus it needs to compete for the global market to advance its economy. It is like the pyramid.. if Malaysia is at the top of the global production chain, it has very few competitors. Life will be easier and the gains are faster and greater.
    Whereas, if we remain as an agricultural/extractive country, less capital investment needed for sure… but actually life will be so hard due to greater competition, and the consequent gains are slower and smaller… bottom of the pyramid.
    That’s the way I see things.. the difference between the rich and poor countries.. in the mindset.

  183. twinpeaks May 24,2019 11:14 AM

    I agree, Mubarakchan.

    I would just add that if Malaysia Inc. focuses on the following three items, it will grow its economy very fast and everyone will benefit.
    1) Productivity.. and continuously raising it via industries still new to the world (thus, no competition and easier/faster growth).
    2) Saving.. what industries earned can be saved for re-investment without deficit-spending. Spend what is already earned. The gold standard.
    3) Assets.. re-invested saving to further realise productivity gains, to outsmart regional/global competitors and thus ready to receive global FDIs in latest, high-yielding industries.

  184. mubarakchan May 24,2019 12:38 AM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS, the Subang International Airport has a military air base since its inception. Some airports in Europe serve a dual purpose as well. Gibraltar, Cyprus, Malta, Changi, Bangkok, etc.

  185. twinpeaks May 23,2019 8:00 PM

    Would international airlines want to land at Kulim if jet fighters are also using its runways? I don’t know..

  186. mubarakchan May 23,2019 10:28 AM

    Tun

    These are interesting times which call for Leadership like your kind, brilliant and courageous with a MINDSET which expands beyond the limits of your MIND unlike those CASH IS KING fellows whose neuro-activity is strictly confined within the limits of their skulls.

    Not long ago, we all thought the World was an orderly and civil place. Where Kings behave like kings. Presidents behave like presidents. Prime Ministers behave like prime ministers.

    Lo and Behold ! We have found ourselves like vestal virgins or naïve pundits when one President after another was charged with CORRUPTIOM and ended up in jail like in South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Peru and many other places if the Law can catch hold of them.

    How the World has changed !

    Today’s headlines tell us at a glance the easing of EXPORTS from island nations like Japan and Singapore. Soon the EXPORTS from the Asian continental Powers like India and China will drop as well.

    These countries form part of the BRICS which enjoyed all that could be exploited in Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights’ (All anathema to Singapore) so proudly announced by Uncle Sam at the cusp of victory over the Communist World in 1990 after the ending of the Cold War 1948-1989.

    Singapore was hurt very badly after the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 when her very profitable QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 WERE GRABBED FROM HER BY THE BRICS with the blessing of Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel.

    And now in 2019, with astonishment, we see Uncle Sam wants to take back what he had given in 1990 through his hegemonic spiel, ‘ Globaiization. Free Trade, Human Rights ‘ after finding out that he is the SOLE LOSER.

    As the saying goes, ‘The Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.’

    With a beautiful hindsight, Singapore is the sole casualty of the United States winning the Cold War 1948-1989.

    The negative effects from Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel erupted at the turn of the 21st Century for Singapore.

    Not only that from a uni-polar and exclusive World in the QUESTIONABLE AND THE UNMENTIONABLE TRADES CONDONED BY UNCLE SAM DURING THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 which was extremely profitable, Singapore was literally thrown overnight into competition in NORMAL trades with the whole multi-polar World.

    Hence, Singapore facing the odds found it difficult to breach the 3% GDP from 2002-2019 – 17 years. It was a fizzy 7% GDP in the 1970s and the 1980s when Singapore was a Third World country. But as a First World country now, she could not return to those sparkling GDPs of the Cold War 1948-1989 in the face of unexpected turmoil all round.

    That was Singapore.

    What about Malaysia ? Malaysia has a huge land mass, good inhabitants and bountiful natural resources. What is bugging us now ?

    IT IS THE HUGE THEFT OF OVER RM 1.5 TRILLION WHICH WAS SIPHONED OUT OF MALAYSIA BETWEEN 2002-2018. Vide UN, World Bank, IMF Reports.

    The Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs were responsible for this huge loss of money from the Malaysian financial system.

    How to re-coup ? Catch the crooks. Charge them in Court. 100 strokes of the rotan.

    Fortunately, our beloved Malaysia has the Will of the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.

    And the assets which may be turned into valuable assets to replace the monetary void, are :-

    1. THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG. This is the nexus for Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Trengganu and Perak. The fall-out from here should reach Sabah and Sarawak via the rest of the Peninsula.

    2. Penang has 3 pieces of valuable land which maybe commercialised and improved upon to generate billions of ringgits immediately thus :-

    i) Turn the old Bayan Lepas Airport into the NEW GEORGETOWN, the World’s Finest tropical city.

    ii) Turn the Butterworth Air Base for commercial purposes and mixed development. Transfer the Air Base to the Kulim International Airport which should have 2 runways to begin with and a third later.

    111) Restore the Old George Town and up-grade all public utilities.

    iv) Let the Federal Government assists in building the double track Japanese style rail replacing the Highway and all the bridges and transport linkages between Penang and Kulim.

    v) Scrap the 3 islands reclamation, the Highway and the Tunnel

    vi) LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT TO DEVELOP PRESENT DAY SINGAPORE EVEN THOUGH HE HAD THE WHEREWITHAL And Singapore is not Penang. Penang is not Singapore. And now Penang wants to borrow billions and billions of ringgits with no hope of a guaranteed repayment.

    3. Amalgamate Subang, Sunway and Petaling Jaya into a CITY to compete with Kuala Lumpur. With enhance property values, factories will move out to the cheaper areas which in turn are developed by the factories. Two tropical slums await eg. Lembah Beringin and Bukit Beruntong. Even Jelebu by the latest reckoning.

    Such creation of WEALTH which should dwarf the monetary void left by the theft of money from the country’s system, would be extremely useful in these times of need.

    And with the return of the stolen money eventually, this will be the ICING ON THE CAKE !

    However, there are storm clouds which appeared only recently in the horizon being the U.S China Trade War and Brexit.

    Even though there are some pundits who think Malaysia may benefit, I am of the opinion that this might not happen because we are suppliers of goods to Asian countries like China which exports to America. Hence, we must do whatever we can in anticipation of unexpected negative effects on our economy.

    Only TOURISM, FDI AND SME EXPORTS SEEM TO BE WITHIN MALAYSIA’S WILL TO DO MORE. Petroleum, palm oil and commodities prices belong to the World’s marketplace for pricing.

    AGAIN WE FACE UP TO TOURISM AS THE GAME CHANGER TO BRING IN THE FOREX.

    It is good the Minister of Tourism now has a grasp of things like the Travel Agents must make money as the front line promoter of Tourism.

    It is good our ringgit is not expensive. Our superb hotels could be the most reasonable in the World.

    ALL HOTEL CHAINS AND AIRLINES SHOULD BE PUSHED BY THE TOURISM BOARD TO PROMOTE MALAYSIA AS THE FINEST AND CHEAPEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION IN THE WORLD TODAY. Not the other way round. The harder Malaysia works on TOURISM, the more FOREX we get.

    Malaysia should be attractive to the FDIs again. The Ministry of Trade and Industry knows this subject like the palms of their hands.

    And the SMEs (with the ennobled President of their Association in favour of the Lee Kuan Yew Creation TPPA/CPTPP, the Malaysia/Malays/SME Killer), should be given all the financial assistance required, by the Government.

    THIS SME ENNOBLED PRESIDENT SHOULD THANK HIS LUCKY STARS THAT HE SUPPORTED THE SIGNED LEE KUAN YEW CREATION TPPA/CPTPP/ THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS/SME KILLER WHICH WAS ONLY SIGNED AND NOT RATIFIED.

    If our beloved brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team did not WIN on 9 May 2018, this SME ennobled President would have kissed his lucky stars goodbye when all the SMEs collapsed under him due to the huge flood of tariff free Singapore labelled goods, giving rise to chaos and bankruptcies.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling.

  187. mubarakchan May 22,2019 7:14 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    Strange. I know Sabah very well. My son-in-law is a Kadazan from Kota Kinabalu. My sister-in-law is from Sandakan. My distant relative is the fellow whose daughter was supposed to be Australia’s Foreign Minister. She is very correct and upright by warning her relatives not to disturb her when she was the Minister of Finance.

    I think Sabah is one of the most beautiful places in the World. Hence, the Chinese are now going there in droves. I once asked a Hong Kong tourist why he did not visit Bangkok. His reply while he was holding two full plates of breakfast, was ‘ I am tired of Bangkok. I want to visit a place which is clean and fresh.’. I also observed most Sabahans are shy to say ‘NO !’

    However, on the question of optimism concerning the future of our beloved Malaysia, if our brilliant and courageous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not born an optimist like myself, I would not have said ‘ In you we trust.’ Why ?

    TWIN PEAKS, SINCE 9 MAY 2018, BECAUSE OF OUR BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, OVERNIGHT OUR BELOVED MALSYIA BECAME ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, MALAYSIA. Arising from the ashes too. Why ?

    Malaysia is very important to the World because with a stable and incorruptible Government, a strategic geographical location, a country with 3 diverse peoples from ancient civilizations and all, and full of bountiful resources which Britain, Japan, and Switzerland lack and cannot compare, herein lies her inherent and now recognised importance.

    With the added importance of the Belt and Road of China, the Kulim International Airport and the Northern Region and eventually the Isthmus of Kra Canal to come in the near future. Where else but Malaysia ?

    The pitfalls which Malaysia encountered during the Dark Ages 2004-2018, I expected BUT NOT THE TOTAL RAPE OF A COUNTRY BY ITS TOP LEADERSHIP LIKE SOUTH AMERICA AND AFRICA COMBINED.

    Nevertheless, our beloved Malaysia will recover sooner than later with our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DSAI and the Team by his side.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  188. twinpeaks May 22,2019 6:42 PM

    I can see the point on Boustead Plantation buying acres of land in Sabah. Unfair for me to comment whether I agree or not, but looking at their financial situation, I guess that IF it is in the best interest of their shareholders, then it was a good move. No, I live in Kota Kinabalu. And I can only wish I had a grandfather that rich !
    Here is something for everyone to look at:

    http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=131100

    It is a sad story in our modern nation.

  189. mubarakchan May 22,2019 6:41 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    I hope by now you would have noticed that our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, DSAI, Tun Daim, Dato Seri Kadir, myself and others promote that ALL MALAYSIANS SHOULD BE RICH UNLIKE PRESIDENT BONGO OF THE CONGO WHERE PRESIDENT BONGO OWNS ALL THE DIAMONDS AND HIS PEOPLE DIRT POOR. In fact, President Bongo is as poor as his people. Here are the cogent reasons :-

    1. WHEN EVERY ONE IS RICH, OUR OWN ASSETS HAVE NOT ONLY VALUE BUT ALSO A HIGHER VALUE BECAUSE VALUES OF ASSETS ARE BASED ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND. President Bongo’s diamonds are just a heap of glass with NO DEMAND.

    2. WHEN MONEY IS STOLEN OUT OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM LIKE DURING THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND THE GLCs 2004-2018. THE MONEY HAS LEFT THE MALAYSIAN MONETARY SYSTEM FOR GOOD. Vide. UN. World Bank, IMF Reports. No money in our System how can people have opportunities to be rich ? Less money to share around.

    3. WE ALL BELIEVE IN THE VELOCITY OF MONEY.

    IN OTHER WORDS, IF THE ONE TRILLION RINGGITS HAD BEEN SWIRLING ROUND AND ROUND IN OUR MALAYSIAN MONETARY SYSTEM SINCE 2004 – 15 YEARS, CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW MUCH WEALTH WOULD HAVE BEEN CREATED WITHOUT MONEY FOR ALL THE RAKYAT ? But it was not ONE TRILLION but ONE AND A HALF TRILLION WHICH NOW BENEFIT THE HOST COUNTRIES BY LYING IDLE IN THEIR BANKS. See the treasonous behaviour of those who stole MONEY OUT OF THE SYSTEM, TWIN PEAKS ? At home, our Rakyat are suffering for want of jobs, better salaries, goodies etc. due to a shortage of money.

    4. Now we have to start all over again and create WEALTH LIKE THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE NORTHERN REGION IN CONSONANCE WITH PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, KELANTAN, TRENGGANU AND PERAK.- AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE This is to be done and will be done, TWIN PEAKS ! We really have no other choice !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  190. mubarakchan May 22,2019 5:59 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS. You are a good man with good observations. But let me try to fill in the gaps with all due respect.

    1. In the year 2019, you mention it is difficult for the Bumiputras to get into Big Business.

    You raised this point which WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED IN 1972 FOR ALL MALAYSIANS TO DO BUSINESS ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN SUPPORT OF TUN ABDUL RAZAK’S NEP 1970-2000 THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF SIME DARBY.

    And also to take the pressure off the NON-MALAYS WHO HAD BUSINESSES AT THE MATERIAL TIME. At this time, the British had 70% of the best assets, the Chinese had 25% of the 3rd rate and the MALAYS 2%.

    The Malays got Sime Darby when our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak died. I WAS SIDELINED AFTER THAT.

    My 1972 Concept to the Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak was FOR SIME DARBY TO ACQUIRE USEFUL BUSINESS COMPANIES LIKE LIGHT ENGINEERING ETC IN BRITAIN AND GIVE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MALAYSIANS TO BE EMPLOYED AND LEARN ACCORDINGLY. NOT ONLY THAT, MY CONCEPT ALSO PROVIDED FOR SIME DARBY TO SET UP BUSINESSES WITH THE BUMIPUTRAS TO FURTHER BUMIPUTRA BUSINESSES. This Model would have obviated the busniess GAP which is now mentioned by you TWIN PEAKS in 2019 !

    But all these ideas were not bo be with the passing of the Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak in 1975.

    I WAS SIDE-LINED AND SIME DARBY WAS NOT COMPLETELY MALAYSIANISED UNTIL 1982.

    In 1982, I suggested Sime Darby should control all the palm oil bunkering facilities in China.

    The Sime Darby Management set up a small one at Port Said, Egypt. Ten years later, all the bunkering facilities in China were owned by KLK, IOI and the Kuok Group. AND SIME DARBY APPEARED IN THE BACKSIDE OF CHINA IN 2011 WITH RM 2 BILLION ! Vide The Star 21 May 2019 ‘SIME RATIONALISES CHINA PORT OPS.’. Now Sime Darby is selling because it is found that they are in the WRONG business and in the backside of China ! Fantastic !

    With the Malaysian Management in control 1982 – 2019, SIME DARBY REVERTED BACK TO BE A FINE BRITISH COLONIAL TYPE OF TRADING COMPANY WITHOUT THE EMPIRE PREFERNCE AND NO RISKS.

    Just a trading agent, selling motorcars on behalf of others etc. Sponsoring Ocean Racing for 9 years in New Zealand where Sime Darby’s New Zealander Finance Director retired or be a Travel Agent with Sime Darby’s own ex-travel agent in Perth, Australia etc. instead OF TENDING TO ITS OWN INTERESTS AT HOME. And what did Sime Darby missed then and now, the Harrisons & Crossfield Group- 1979, Volvo – 2004, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini – 2005 , Proton – 1982, etc.

    But without a MODEL and after 2 bankruptcies, RM 1.2 Billion and RM 2.1 Billion in 1997 and 2010 respectively made by the SAME MANAGEMENT, SIME DARBY INVESTED RM 2 BILLION IN A WHARF FACILITY IN THE BACKSIDE OF CHINA IN 2011 ! Not forgetting that in 1982, Sime Darby would have controlled all and lease them back to our fellow Malaysians. Vide the following headline in The Star 21 May 2019, thus

    ” SIME RATIONALISES CHINA PORT OPS. ” Sime Darby now SELLS !

    The history of Sime Darby is just IT IS TOO RICH AND MANAGED BY EMPLOYEES WHO JUST DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BUSINESS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR SURROUNDING WORLD. If they spent so much time at golf or race courses, where have they got the time to do business which is a 25 hour occupation ?

    TONY FERNANDES. The airline he picked up for a song was owned by a Sarawakian in the 1990s which did not take off. Tony was SMART. KUDOS TO HIM. HE HAD THE MODEL AND THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE MARKET. His recipe for SUCCESS. IDEAS MAKE MONEY. The Founder sold the airline to him.

    And your point on the Chinese being exclusive and made the MONEY with their families too.

    First, the Chinese were brought into Malaya to distribute British goods. The towns were set-up by the British at key points to distribute their goods by the Chinese. The Chinese took marginal profits at great risks because they have to give credit to points far away from the centre. That was the Chinese past.

    Then, the present ageing Chinese learnt the tricks of doing real business during the Japanese Occupation 1942-1945. This business knowledge or model, the Chinese experimented during the British Military Administration period 1945-1950 – AND APPLIED VERY SUCCESSFULLY THERAFTER. What this business knowledge is, you have to ask the Chinese.

    TWIN PEAKS IF YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS, IT CANNOT BE EXCLUSIVE TO ONLY ONE TYPE OF PEOPLE.

    AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO DO BUSINESS IN SMALL MALAYSIA UNLESS YOU HAVE A MONOPOLY OR CREATE ONE YOURSELF like me. I only do corporate restructuring of ailing companies. So, I have to deal with white collar crooks all the time.

    Only 1% will be successful in business in Malaysia. Read my book, ‘THE CREATION OF MONEY WITHOUT MONEY.’

    You are right, TWIN PEAKS ! The MBA degrees are only to make a person a better MANAGER. Most successful entrepreneurs did not attend universities especially nowadays where these are places to socialize only. Now I say if a person has an inclination to do business, just a good Form 6 education will do and join the World of the Net to make MONEY.

    ANYONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW ENGLISH, PLEASE DO NOT DO BUSINESS.

    Hence our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad set out a good Policy for all.

    AND THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH SHOULD NOT BE POLITICISED. From 1947-2019, India never disturbed the English language but enhanced it. Her 350 Million English speaking Indians form the bulwark of her successful progress in both at home and the West today.

    The best the New and Incorruptible Government can do to help people to do business is to make sure all facilities to do business are available and EASILY ACCESSIBLE because business is full of risks.

    Hence, the presence of the Lee Kuan Yew created GLCs in our beloved Malaysia will always be an anomaly to our Malaysian Democratic Way of Life. Sounds funny, isn’t it ?

    Civil Servants paid the sky to do business to make money for the Rakyat ? The conventional Democratic WAY is for the Rakyat to make the MONEY for the Government to tax as REVENUE ! No wonder our beloved Malaysia got into such a horrible mess. Square pegs for square holes. Round pegs for round holes. Or never the Twain shall meet ?.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling.

  191. twinpeaks May 22,2019 5:23 PM

    Noted with thanks on your last message.
    Just to add a little more.. I do not think that the British government had Malaya’s (or its colonial empire’s) socio-economic interests foremost when they centralised economic development from London. Rather, I posit that it was London’s aim to support the Sterling and the primacy of the Bank of England (and London as the world’s financial center) through the control of Malaya’s (and others’) financial assets.
    That was their goal, but we sort of benefited from it from the resulting financial discipline (but of course not when this imploded in 1969).

  192. twinpeaks May 22,2019 4:38 PM

    Ok.. before you rubbish what I’s just said about the ugly role of the colonial currency board system, let me just say that, sometimes (I really mean, sometimes), there is blessing in disguise to the path that was chosen by, or imposed on, our past governments. You have to remember that you can compare colonial-era Malaya with, for instance, South American countries, who practically had their own central banks and own currencies (but struggling to this day). But perhaps not with countries like Australia and Canada, who were in a similar boat like them (but economically miles ahead). Or.. how about Zimbabwe and Venezuela (..places that people are running away from)?
    My point is, simply having your own sovereign central bank did not or does not guarantee economic success and social stability. It takes much more than independence.

  193. mubarakchan May 22,2019 4:32 PM

    Tun

    For TWIN PEAKS.

    I like you TWIN PEAKS. You are a gentleman who does not lie and is not a coward. You speak out based on what you know and not on your emotions whether racial or religious, somewhat like me, – So to speak, on fairness and justice for all.

    But in our beloved Malaysia because of the huge diversity of different communities we must be careful, tolerant and be aware of the feelings of others. As I said many times before, I learnt a long time ago when I was young, I found that speaking thoughtlessly without going through my frontal lobes was like shooting words out of my mouth with a gun. I had no hope of retrieving the words. After many embarrassments I learnt to keep my mouth tightly shut unlike some of the publicly paid YBs today.

    TWIN PEAKS GOOD MAN !

    First, on the British Colonial Currency Board which was established as a standard instrument to CONTROL EXPENDITURE THROUGHOUT THE BRITISH EMPIRE, first, this was the simplest and most effective way to control far away in distant lands from Whitehall, London. Second, Greek or Latin was the requisite requirement before even a prospect got a place at Oxford or Cambridge, the home of the British Empire elites. Why ?

    By the time the British built up their ‘the Sun never sets Empire’, they were aware of the endemic Corruption of the Roman Empire and its rulers which brought its decadence and FALL. Somewhat like the Dark Ages of our beloved Malaysia 2004-2018.

    To keep out Corruption with Control, the British created the British Colonial Currency Board FOR ALL THEIR COLONIES. You spend what you earn aptly describes its function.

    However, every one of the British Colonies then did not have wise guys like TDM, DSAI, TD etc.

    All of them literally began with no educated human resources in modern day terms even in India. The British left all colonies with the excellent Administrative System which was previously manned by them but were manned by local digits after Merdeka or Independence.

    Very fortunately, our beloved Malaya/Malaysia had honourable, good and honest Leaders from 1957-2003 like our Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Thereafter, the whole of the Government Administration was treated like the PM’s savings bank 2004-2018 as we can see in the media daily – every one had sticky fingers from top to bottom.

    During the period of the good Prime Ministers, our beloved Malaysia built up reserves in monetary terms with sensible infra-structure developments but the loss in human talents was inevitable and regrettable.

    The Bank Negara Malaysia was established in 1957 but its real functions as 1) Banker to the Government 2) Safeguards the currency 3) Issues the currency were BYPASSED OR OVER-RODE BY THE PRESENCE OF THE CURRENCY BOARD OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE, NORTH BORNEO, SARAWAK AND BRUNEI UNITL 1972 WHEN THE BOARD WAS DISSOLVED.

    Lee Kuan Yew argued in the Dewan Rakyat 1954-1965 that Malaysia should stick to the functions of the Currency Board whilst Malaysia wanted the functions of the BNM to prevail TO FURTHER THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMERGING COUNTRY LIKE MALAYSIA TO PROVIDE PROSPERITY TO THE RAKYAT.

    This was the nub of the argument which made the Malaysians very angry because Lee Kuan Yew insisted that the BNM SHOULLD NOT BE A MONEY PRINTING MACHINE LIKE NOW.

    TWIN PEAKS. See the point. FROM 1957-2003, THERE WAS NO MONEY MIS-MANGEMENT UNTIL AFTER 2003. From 2004-2018 the System was still GOOD, VERY GOOD BUT IT WAS THE CROOKED DIGITS WHO MANAGED THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM WHICH STOLE THE MONEY. See the point.

    Now to answer your learned statements about I) the intentions of the British in Malaya, ii) the lack of money in Malaya after Merdeka and iii) Argentina.

    1) Even though the Ruling British and the City British are tied by the old school tie, their political and commercial interests are entirely different because of the fear of CORRUPTION WHICH BROUGHT DOWN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

    When Sime Darby was attacked by Malaysian interests. Britain political and commercial fortunes were at an all-time low during the rule of the Labour Party which interest was focused on its entry into the EU in 1976. Britain was bankrupt shortly afterwards.

    SIME DARBY WAS NOT DEFENDED BY THE CITY COMMERCIAL INTERESTS UNLIKE IN 1981 WITH GUTHRIE WHICH COST MALAYSIA DEAR AT 2 BILLION POUNDS UNDER THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT OF THATCHER.

    The Malaysians were fortunate to get Sime Darby for only RM 23 Million with the help of 2 Singapore banks. This we must never forget ! Eventually, all British owned Plantations were sold to the Malaysians at fair market prices.

    Before I forget, just recently Boustead Plantation which IS A MALAY TRUST bought a 11,000 acres PONDAN estate (do you live nearby ?) in Tawau which consisted of at least 5 – 6 separate pieces of land FOR RM 750 MILLION CASH from a Chinese who could not sell it for over 20 years ! WHAT DO YOU THINK ? Vide The Edge March 2019.

    AND NOT FORGETTING THE MALAYS BOUGHT SIME DARBY (WITH 200,000 ACRES OF MATURE OIL PALMS) FOR ONLY RM 23 MILLION WITH THE HELP OF 2 SINGAPORE BANKS. What do you think, TWIN PEAKS ? Boustead Plantations’ grandfather’s MONEY ?

    2. You claimed that Malaya/Malaysia had no money.

    YOU ARE RIGHT. AS I MENTIONED HERE IN THIS BLOG, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH CONSISTED VERY FEW UNIVERSITY EDUCATED MINISTERS 1957-1969 KEPT THE POLICIES OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD RIGHT UP TO 1969 WITHOUT KNOWING THE IMPACT SUCH A POLICY WOULD HAVE ON A RAKYAT WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS AFTER MERDEKA.

    This ignorance kena the Federal Government of the Day SOMEWHAT LIKE THE DARK AGES OF MALAYSIA 2004-2018 WHEN THE 2 PRIME MINISTERS WERE NOT AWARE HOW THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENTS PERFORMED FROM 1957-2004.

    Instead of the traditional GOODIES FLOWING DOWN THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF THE POWER PYRAMID, THE GOODIES WERE SEEN DEFYING GRAVITY BY FLOWING UPWARDS RIGHT INTO THE POCKETS AT THE APEX ! The Malaysians were in agony and clutched their breasts for so long. In other countries there would have been bloody riots in half the time or less.

    YOU ARE RIGHT.

    Under the British Colonial Currency Board Policy 1957-1972, Malaya/Malaysia had NO MONEY and under the SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND GLCs, our beloved Malaysia also had NO MONEY.

    One Trillion Ringgits flowed out between 2002-2010 and another RM 500 Billion 2011-2018. Vide UN Reports, World Bank, IMF. The host countries are now enjoying this stolen MONEY FOR FREE at our beloved Malaysia’s expense.

    3. On Argentina. – Argentina was one of the richest countries in the World before the Second World War 1939-1945. She was ranked No. 7 because she was the granary and cattle supplier for Europe. At the point when Peron took over, Argentina had tons of gold in the bank. When he died with his populist Policies, Argentina was ruined and bankrupt with all the gold gone concomitant with a raging inflationary scenario which could not be easily put out even today.

    Corruption was rife from Peron’s time caused by his wife, Evita Peron. Sounds familiar ?

    AGAIN IT IS THE CROOKED DIGITS WHICH MISMANAGED THE SYSTEM FOR SELF-SERVING ENDS. All the South American money ended up either in the United States or Switzerland. Now because of the Corrupt Digits, Argentina has no wheat, cattle or gold.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem In you we trust. Keep smiling.

    Good luck, TWIN PEAKS may you be blessed always !

  194. twinpeaks May 22,2019 2:35 PM

    “THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE 13 MAY 1969 WAS DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD POLICY 1957-1972.”

    Here is the way I see it (sorry, mubarakchan).
    Firstly, perhaps the British government wanted to prevent a build-up of their liabilities to Malaya who may one day want to redeem for foreign currency, London required Malayan Currency Board to shift their London-held reserves from high-yielding long-term, to low-yielding short-term British government securities, thus earning Malaya little or no interest over their assets. By the way, the self-governing Dominions like Australia and Canada were exempted of this rule.
    Secondly, Malaya’s government thus had comparatively little money to spend and therefore fiscal prudence was necessary. This affected nation-building and the socio-economic improvement of the poorer sections of a post-colonial society. When you add newly-found democratic freedoms into the mix, then it was a recipe for trouble.
    The lesson we draw from this is that there is a constant need to balance long-term fiscal prudence and immediate socio-economic needs. One cannot do without the another. To discard the former, Malaysia will end up like Argentina (sorry Argentinians), and to discard the latter, Malaysia will reverse back to the 1960s era. On the other hand, much credit should go to the gold standard era as there were less global financial crises then, both in number and scale.

  195. twinpeaks May 22,2019 1:03 PM

    “IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO START ANY BUSINESS JUST LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY BASED ON A GREENFIELD BASIS IN A SMALL RECENTLY COLONISED COUNTRY.”

    Ditto again !
    I don’t have the time to go into great length now, but I would just like to add that if we apply the “greenfield” theory today, this metaphor aptly describes the great dilemma of getting the Bumiputera community into Big Business. The truth.. this field is almost exclusively the domination of the non-Bumiputera communities. The rare examples of TS Tony Fernandez excepted.
    My suggestion is simple. The current education system that aims at the average Malaysian kid from whatever ethnic and class background.. is essentially to prepare him/her for working life and not for getting into business (big or small).
    The reality is that the domination of the business field by a lucky few is solely attributed to exposure. Most Malaysian enterprises (big or small) are family-based, including those that eventually get listed on the KLSE. Family takes care of its own members, not outsiders. Business skills are handed down and rarely revealed to outsiders.
    It is extremely difficult to teach business, and you have to experience it. Universities cannot teach real-life business. Only theory. But a handful of tutors can make a difference (as I have done to my students in the past and present). Those lucky enough to get the rare tuition have a head start.

  196. twinpeaks May 22,2019 9:46 AM

    “The NEP – 1970-2000 created by our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team was a great invention. No more 13 May 1969 Tragedy for us.”

    ditto..

  197. mubarakchan May 21,2019 7:48 PM

    Tun

    As the economy of our beloved Malaysia slowly recovers, I notice that there are more and more strident voices and comments which try to tell us otherwise.

    A simple gauge of the success of the New and Incorruptible Government is just the daily price of Brent Oil which had hovered above US$ 70 per barrel since 1 January 2019. With the good financial housekeeping by the New and Incorruptible Government, it is a cinch that much surplus money will accrue to the Government’s coffers. This is basic. And of course, this goodness is supplemented by the inflow of FDI which is coming into the country as expected. Here are some recent headlines of note, thus :-

    1. ” SINGAPORE MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY DOWNGRADES SINGAPORE’S 2019 ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST TO 15-25% ON WEAK OUTLOOK.” Inflation is not included !

    Singapore used to have a fizzy 7% GDP right up to the mid-1990s. This collapsed in 2002 when she had the first technical recession.

    For 17 years since 2002, Singapore’s GDP could not breach 3% no matter how hard they tried even with Lee Kuan Yew’s 4 Initiatives being Temasek, 2 casinos, FT imports, and Lee Kuan Yew’s creation the TPPA/CPTPP – Malaysia/Malays Killer. All the 4 Initiatives failed.

    The last Initiative is the NIRVANA for Singapore’s Sustainability and Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy for his Inheritors. This is not to be.

    The future for Singapore is very bleak in a multi-polar Trading World compounded by Trump’s vision of the World. Unlike the easy going years of the Cold War 1948-1989 when Lee Kuan Yew had the support of Uncle Sam to do the QUESTIONABLE AND UNMENTIONABLE TRADES WHICH HUGE PROFITS 1948-1989 PUSHED 2 MILLION SOULS FROM THE THIRD TO THE FIRST WORLD ! How to come down from the perch now if INFLATION IS INCLUDED IN THE GDP ?

    Man proposes. God disposes.

    2. NSTP ” LET’S MAKE MALAYSIA GREAT AGAIN.”

    This is misleading and inaccurate.

    This headline is a load of nonsense. Our beloved Malaysia has always been GREAT even during the recent Dark Ages 2004-2018 – in fact VERY GREAT AS SHE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PASSAGE OF TIME FROM CENTURIES OF LONG AGO.

    This land is the fabled land of the Golden Chersonese – the storied Empires of Melaka and Patani.

    The land or possession of the British Empire which considered Malaya as its Crown Jewel only next to India.

    Our beloved Malaysia would have been rich beyond her dreams if the UNITED STATES GSA DID NOT KEEP A CAP ON MALAYA’S TIN AND RUBBER PRICES FROM WORLD WAR 2, 1939-1945 AND THEREAFTER ESPECIALLY DURING THE KOREAN WAR 1952-1953. It was the Americans who ruled the roost.

    Still, there were commodity booms during all those years, It was alleged that the small-holders made so much from rubber and tin, that they used refrigerators to store their belongings ! I still remember the Mercedes Benz 190 diesel was the motorcar of choice for the taxi drivers throughout the Peninsula.

    It was with this economic scenario that Malays gained her Merdeka with 70 % of her best assets still held by the British until the whole rigmarole was unravelled by my 1972 Concept to capture Sime Darby IN SUPPORT OF OUR PRIME MINISTER’S TUN ABDUL RAZAK NEP OF 1970.

    Up to the capture of Sime Darby by Malay interests, there was no BIG BUSINESS OWNED BY THE MALAYS WHO WERE ALSO NOT CASH RICH UNLIKE NOW.

    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO START ANY BUSINESS JUST LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY BASED ON A GREENFIELD BASIS IN A SMALL RECENTLY COLONISED COUNTRY.

    The WAY was to buy up British assets at market prices AND PERMIT ALL THE EXISTING ENTERPRISES TO GROW AS WELL.

    Only RM 23 Million was paid for Sime Darby PLC. The balance of the support came from two Singapore banks which were rewarded handsomely. This was one contributory factor out of many others in support of our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad 22 year Administration, 1981-2003.

    OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT UNDER THE ROYAL SULTANS, THE YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG WITH THE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE BY THE TUNKU, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, TUN HUSSEIN ONN AND TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD except for two of their successors who will not make a mark in HISTORY during our beloved Malaysia’s DARK AGES 2004-2018.

    Malaysia is now ALREADY GREATER WITH HER BECOMING ONE OF 4 IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, MALAYSIA SINCE 9 MAY 2018. Those who are unaware of this must be from Singapore or Mars !

    3. NSTP ” MAY 13 AND SOCIETAL INSECURITY “. A misleading headline without depth.

    THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE 13 MAY 1969 WAS DUE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD POLICY 1957-1972.

    During this period, this British Colonial Policy which imposed strictures on expenditures on everything by the Federal Government and was compounded by very few Ministers who went to universities and had governing experience.

    The Tunku, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Dr Ismail Tun H.S. Lee, Dr Lim Swee Aun were the very few who attended institutions of higher learning.

    Most of the Ministers had no experience of governing at the highest level.

    There was a complete hiatus between the Federal Government and the NEEDS of the Rakyat unlike the New and Incorruptible Government today.

    The pre- 13 May 1969 situation was exactly like Malaysia’s Dark Ages 2004-2018.

    A few Ministers were enjoying themselves every night at Kuala Lumpur’s only hotel with a night club. This was banned by Tun Abdul Razak after 13 May 1969. Sounds familiar ?

    The Rakyat lived very much under conditions of the British Colonial times. The economy was very slow and jobs wer not forthcoming.

    I remember the real and solid initiatives undertaken by Tun Abdul Razak with the Tunku’s support like his FELDA and MARA ideas which some now claimed to be theirs. Not so. These IDEAS WERE TUN ABDUL RAZAK’S.

    The Tun also made moves to break-up sports associations controlled by only one community like the SCRC or Selangor Chinese Recreation Club, TPCA or Tamil Physical and Cultural Association, the Selangor Shooting Association which was controlled by only 33 Hakkas. He initiated the move to open up. The Selangor Shooting Association now has 2,000 members with RM 2 Million in its kitty.

    THE REAL UNDERLYING CAUSE OF THE 13 MAY 1969 TRAGEDY WAS THE BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1957-1972.

    Many factors like Lee Kuan Yew 1963-1965, the Penang Riots 1967, the Kepong Incident 1969, the Pre- 1969 GE heated lobbying, the Post-1969 unbridled taunting by the Opposition, the general dissatisfaction amongst the elitist Malay and non-Malay graduates, the ever present Chinese vernacular schools unhappiness, left wing agitation, the MCA Leader pulled out of the Alliance at 2.30 p.m. 13 May 1969 in a pique but returned far too late at 10 p.m. This Political move upset the partners of MCA, the majority stakeholders etc – CAME TO A HEAD AT 5 P.M. 13 MAY 1969 on that fateful day.

    THE WHOLE TRAGEDY WAS UNNECESSARY BECAUSE IT WAS NOT POLITICAL, COMMUNAL OR RELIGIOUS. IT JUST HAPPENED AND CAUSED BY THE WRONG MOVES WHICH ADDED UP TO THE CONFLAGRATION . IF OTHERWISE, THE TRAGEDY WOULD NOT HAVE ONLY HAPPENED IN ISOLATED AREAS IN KUALA LUMPUR.- THE UNDERLYING CAUSE WAS THE BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY BOARD POLICY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1957-1972 WHICH NO LEADER REALLY UNDERSTOOD ITS IMPACT ON THE RAKYAT WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS AFTER MERDEKA 1957.

    We also cannot blame the British or any one else with the IMMATURITY OF OUR NEW FOUND MERDEKA !

    Hence, the importance of words of caution from our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on “MINDSET”, DSAI on “FOCUS ON FOOD ON THE TABLE AND JOBS ” and Tun Daim on ” THE IMPORTANCE OF HARAPAN’S OWN NARRATIVE ”

    I remember huge areas of Kuala Lumpur were left unguarded by the PDRM due to the shortage of personal. These days it is impossible to provide SECURITY for all. Hence, for those who had the real experience it is the prerogative of any incumbent Government to have A POLICY THAT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. The NEP – 1970-2000 created by our Great Statesman Tun Abdul Razak and his Team was a great invention. No more 13 May 1969 Tragedy for us. We are Malaysians. Keep smiling !

  198. mubarakchan May 20,2019 2:16 PM

    Tun

    Earlier in the month, a couple of writers here and there wanted to resurrect the facts behind the events which exploded at 5 p.m. 13 May 1969, beginning in the upper reaches of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

    Strangely, I was able to recall snippets of events which led up to that tragic moment from the beginnings of the PAP conundrum in the Dewan Rakyat with Lee Kuan Yew as its Leader. I attended several sessions of the Dewan Rakyat which heated arguments I still can remember.

    The determination of Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts pitching for a ‘Malaysia for Malaysians’ knowing full well the historical, religious and cultural aspects of Malaysia were not what he made it out to be.
    His remarks were carried out to the streets with the forthcoming 1964 General Elections. Huge rallies were held at the Sulaiman Court where Sogo is today. I was there.

    I have never seen anything quite like it with Lee Kuan Yew leading the proceedings. The PAP lost all and retreated from the Federation with the Separation of Singapore from Malaysia.

    By 1967, duties were imposed on goods in Penang. This led to a riot.

    By now the undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the British Colonial Currency Board Policy of the Alliance Government began to rear its ugly head. The economy was very slow. The rich were seen to be richer.

    But the fact was with The Currency Board Policy,- a country only spent what it earned giving rise to strictures on Government spending for the benefit of the Rakyat since 1957.

    Worst of all my Malay graduate friends were poor in their own country as there were no OD., Credit cards, House Loans and other financial means to assist them. Nearly all of the Malay graduates had relatives who were Civil Servants who helped them to get started.

    My non-Malay graduate friends suffered the same fate. With Lee Kuan Yew and his cohorts putting a cap on Government monetary Policy via his view of the Bank Negara Malaysia.This move only made the Malaysian Government to sit tight and do nothing for the Rakyat.

    For all intents and purposes, from a technical point of view one may point the finger at the British Colonial Currency Board Policy which operated from 1957-1972 when it was disbanded as the CURRENCY BOARD OF MALAYA, SINGAPORE NORTH BORNEO SARAWAK AND BRUNEI OR MALAYSIA SINGAPORE AND BRUNEI. I was there.

    But in a Democracy like Malaysia, different political factions, different communal groups etc were at play which was sparked off by the unfortunate Kepong incident.

    This gave rise to gangster mobs exploiting a moment of weakness with their parade along Foch Avenue Kuala Lumpu, now known as Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. I was there. This was before the fateful GE of 1969. The results of the GE was a great shock to the ruling Alliance. Again the gangster mobs came out in droves along Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur taunting all in their path. I was there.

    The President of the MCA took MCA out of the Alliance in a pique at 2.30 p.m. MCA was back in the Alliance by 10 p.m. It was far too late. My UMNO Youth friend rang me up at that fateful time, 2.30 p.m. and asked me to go home. Instead of selling short on the Singapore Stock Exchange, I rang up all my relatives to go home. I returned home at 4 p.m. My elder sister was shopping in the Odeon area of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman at 5 p.m. She heard people shouting and the shops shutters were closing all round her. She was not frighten because she did not understand what was happening.

    For myself, I usually go to train at the Subang National Shooting Range on Tuesdays and return home at 6 p.m. along the highway which ran past Kampong Kerinchi below the TV Complex. It was alleged on that fateful day at 6 p.m. there was a riot there. But on that particular Tuesday, I injured my eye a week before this. And I did not go to the shooting range.

    My house was in a residential area between Kampong Baru and Chinatown. Around 6 p.m. gangsters were roaming the streets with staves. By 8.30 p.m. the first gunshots were heard. But my area was quiet despite the sound of gunshots throughout the night and for the next few days.

    My Hainanese friend Dato Wong Kok Fun whose family home was right in the middle of Kampong Baru was undisturbed and my brother-in-law and his family too at the edge of Kampong Baru. My brother lived at Lorong Gurney Satu which was right opposite a school padang where the Malay Regiment 5th Battalion was bivouacked, he too was not disturbed but found the soldiers orderly and disciplined. These are the facts.

    After a few days, my friend the Deputy IGP sent me his personal car with a bodyguard armed with a Sten gun which transported me to another house in Federal Hill away from the sounds of the gunshots coming from the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area. I was also aware that at the material time the PDRM was fully stretched according to reports from my friends.

    My friends at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital reported accordingly to me.

    It was the coincidental combination of many factors which exploded into one tragic incident. Hence with a beautiful hindsight, only an INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT WILL BE AWARE AND TAKE THE RIGHT STEPS TO STIFLE OUT ANY EARLY SIGNS OF TROUBLEMAKING BY ANYONE.

    ARISING FROM WHAT I SAW AND HEARD ALL ROUND, WHEN I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY I DEVELOPED MY 1972 SIME DARBY CONCEPT WHICH WAS SUPPORTED BY THE PRIME MINISTER TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND YBM TENGKU RAZALEIGH HAMZAH TO RIGHT A WRONG which was that there were no Malays in big business until the advent of Sime Darby.

    For my effort, a MCA politician called me a ‘ MALAY BUM SUCKER.’ But at the same time, he was shamelessly cheating Sime Darby of its valuable Nova Scotia land in 1990 which was sold at only RM 4 Million to him and he sold it for RM 88 Million to Selangor Perangsang and Talam. The land was worth more than RM 100 Million ! The ex-MCA Chairman of Sime Daby sold Benta to this fellow as well who told the Singapore Business Times that I assisted him in the sale. This same MCA fellow could remit via my friend in 1985, S$100 Million to his friend’s bank account in Hong Kong. And at the same time it was alleged he borrowed for his legal fees in Singapore. It was stranger than fiction.

    Throughout the 1960s, I sat at Rubber and Oil Palm Councils which were dominated by the British, French and the Danes.

    On 13 May 1969, the Malays had 2% of the Malaysian economy, the British 70% of the best whilst a handful of Chinese tycoons and all the Chinese had 25% of the 3rd rate assets except for some traders.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We have come a long way since 13 May 1969. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  199. mubarakchan May 19,2019 3:13 AM

    Tun

    Through the years I have not come across Malaysian comments like those from Singapore in recent weeks, thus :-

    1. ” MALAYSIA’S HOPE OF ECONOMIC REVIVAL UNDER MAHATHIR FADE. POLLS ”

    2. ” DR M HAS LITTLE TIME LEFT TO GO DOWN AS A STATESMAN ”

    3. ” SINGAPORE NON-OIL EXPORTS EXTEND DOUBLE DIGIT DROP FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH APRIL CONFOUNDING EXPECTATAIONS.”

    Those Malaysian admirers of Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore will be up in arms at any iconoclastic and factual comments about this sacrosanct self-created figure.

    Strange, we do not find such characters doing similarly or otherwise in Singapore. Now only a city with 900,000 Chinese males aged 21-50 according to the Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011.

    It also struck me as odd that after the disastrous 2 Family Policy of 1972-1984 which ground the whole population to a halt, it is now alleged that a population of 10 Million will be the ideal figure for Singapore in the distant future. This maybe 2 generations too late.

    My observation on this demographic is that NO GENIUS HAS COME OUT OF THE FAILED PUBLIC POLICY OF LEE KUAN YEW SINCE 1972-1984.

    This is a fact.

    This also showed the failure of putting up barriers to keep out most of the intended immigrants since 1972. This was 47 years ago.

    Even the education is askew with the American billionaire Jim Rogers screaming his head off in San Francisco, at the treatment his children received whilst resident in Singapore.

    In recent years, leaking holes in Singapore’s once squeaky clean armour have appeared in no uncertain terms.

    I attribute this to the fault of the elite Leadership which seemed to have lost its MOJO for many years for want of a perfect ruling formula or system which was previously guided by one person and one person only.

    Answers are to be found in the deep recesses of their brains which lie in waste without use. Like the great store of Goodwill and Credits which Lee Kuan Yew had with the World, were forgotten for at least 30 years. Strangely, their total efforts were to make a mickey out of our beloved Malaysia and do her down. As I said before this was a dangerous and costly distraction.

    SUDDENLY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA BECAME ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND,MALAYSIA SINCE 9 MAY 2018.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    How can Singapore revive or re-invent itself for the goodness of her people and the World especially her nearest and dearest, our beloved Malaysia ?

    Singapore has to embark on a course which will be the World’s First and it is certainly the World’s First to be sustainable and meaningful as a Sovereign and Independent Nation of a one-street town.

    Monaco is in a similar situation of sorts and Gibraltar with a host of West Indian islands still cling to the apron string’s of Mother Britain on different terms.

    In time and with situations like those created by Trump’s America, the turbulent seas which now toss Singapore around like a cork in the dark and deep ocean will force the elites of Singapore to think and think deeply how best to return Singapore to an even keel in a safe haven.

    The haven before Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel of post Cold War 1948-1989, ” Globalization. Free Trade. Human Rights.” all of which were anathema to Singapore’s interests.

    As the saying goes, ‘ 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.’ Singapore’s services to the West during the Cold War 1948-1989 were forgotten. Recently, she lost her US Democrat Mojo as well.

    How ? No one in Singapore has dared to broach the subject of a possible CONFEDERATION OF STATES BETWEEN BRITAIN/SCOTLAND AND SINGAPORE !

    I DARE SAY CONFEDERATION FOR BOTH IS A PERFECT FIT FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES !

    Like this, it is my fervent believe that all the difficult problems afflicting Singapore and its inhabitants will be resolved. Because at the end of the day, the big ticket items in wasteful expenditure like the military and keeping tabs on harmless innocents like me and others with handlers from the huge Ministry of Information become absolutely unnecessary with the precious fund channelled to serve the disadvantage poor and aged Singaporeans. With this political move, the threat of aggression by external forces is removed and protected at the same time. Instead of playing cloak and dagger with public money through the employment of hundreds of spies all over the Globe.

    To quote Franklin D Roosevelt, ‘ THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF.’

    With the forthcoming World’s First Confederation between Britain/Scotland and Singapore, those Malaysians who admire the greener grass in the 3 acre Hong Lim Green now renamed Hong Lim Park to make it sounds BIGGER, WILL NO LONGER ATTACK ME AS THEY HAVE NO MORE INFERIORTIY COMPLEX OF THE SINGAPORE KIND BUT OF A BIGGER CONFEDERATION !

    But before I forget, Singapore can also claim that the Confederation will have the World’s First TELE-PARLIAMENT in this World of the Net !

    Who can now say that Confederated Singapore is without VISION, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY in this real World of ours and not something out of Lewis Carroll’s ‘ Alice in Wonderland ‘ with plastic flowers ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem with your brilliant and courageous Leadership with DSAI and the Team by your side. In you we trust. Keep smiling.

  200. mubarakchan May 18,2019 8:20 PM

    Tun

    By now after a year’s responsibility in the Premiership of our beloved Malaysia, you must have found it intriguing to observe some of your YB Ministers doing their own thing outside the precepts of the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great.

    These elected representative must have felt unfettered with their new found FREEDOM in speech and action. Faux pas scattered like confetti all round to the delight of the naysayers, troublemakers and detractors.

    Some began to bay like the hounds not of Sherlock Holmes’ Baskerville in tune with the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GKCs 2004-2018. So much so, your most trusted friend came out and admonished them. ‘Do not be led by the nose to propagate the intentions of others !’ was how I interpret his comment. However, that was yesterday. And today is another day as one UMNO Tan Sri once cheekily told me. I just grinned at such wisdom.

    Even my feather friends the bulbuls in the young banyan tree have become grumpy and recalcitrant. A chirp or two only. Nothing more. Maybe it was because of the hot weather due to climate change. Maybe they were upset by all the unnecessary political quarrels which swirled around them every day. But serious events must come first with the following headlines, the bread and butter issues as DSAI commented, thus :-

    1. ” RICOH MOVES OUTPUT TO THAILAND AS CHINA EXTENDS TARIFFS ”

    With China now caught in a Trade War with Trump’s United States which may not have a happy ending, and the Devil will take the hindmost, it was a wise decision for Ricoh to move to Thailand in South East Asia the home of the hard-working and skilled labour. I am certain more will do the same not only because of Trade Wares and the like but also for the vicissitudes of the climate and climate change.

    It is good we have the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team in place by his side. It is good our beloved Malaysia has had a long experience in welcoming foreign investors of all kinds. It is good we have the lands and infrastructure to house them with the requisite workers as well.

    The joint business Councils should be at work enticing unhappy investors now in unstable countries to come to Malaysia. This time round the investors maybe of a different kind which make a different kind of product and not like those which were here and have now left for cheaper pastures.

    But with the coming of the Kulim International Airport and the Northern Region in support for more and more investments, domestic and foreign, the future of our beloved Malaysia is bright if all hands are to the wheel of hard-work with Success. The cake is out there to be made and eaten by all concerned.

    2. ” TOURISM MINISTER SAYS TO EXPECT GOOD NEWS ON VISAS ON ARRIVAL ”

    Under the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs 2004-2018, I thought this visa issue was resolved long ago. But lo and behold ! We are now told to expect this issue resolved soon. Better late than never.

    AT LEAST THE TOURISM MINISTER MAKES UP WITH HIS RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE MINISTRY’S SUPPORT FOR THE ALL IMPORTANT KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE RESOLUTION OF THIS VISA ISSUE AFTER COMMITTING A FAUX PAS IN BERLIN THE LGBT CAPITAL OF EU. Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Sydney are the other capitals.

    KUDOS TO THE TOURISM MINISTER WHO MUST ENSURE THAT TRAVEL AGENTS MAKE PROFITS TO BRING IN THE TOURISTS AND MAKE THEM COMFORTABLE WITH REAL BARGAINS. We can bring in 40 Millions given the time and the inclination with the YB Minister pushing the right things.

    The growth of tourism is right at home.

    Unlike the MCA Minister in the Age of Kleptocracy 2004-2018 who promoted London at the upper-class Royal Chelsea Flower Show and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Queen. THIS MEDAL RIGHTFULLY AND LEGALLY BELONGS TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA AND HER RAKYAT.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

  201. mubarakchan May 17,2019 10:25 AM

    Tun

    Nothing can beat a classical Malaysian morning of calm blue skies with sunshine. This was the early morning today. The bulbuls were so restful in their nest in the young banyan tree that they gave only a perfunctory chirp now ant then. I did not wait to hear their full repertoire as I hurried off with my grand-daughter to her favourite SMK which awaits her with the mid-year tests. But the real headlines are interesting, very interesting for those who care and understand, thus :-

    1. ” ECONOMY GROWS 4.5% IN FIRST QUARTER “. The very first inkling of a solid economic recovery. This figure is slightly above expectations.

    2. ” SINGAPORE NON-OIL EXPORTS EXTEND DOUBLE DIGIT DROP FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH APRIL CONFOUNDING EXPECTATIONS ” Singapore has a multi-polar World in trade unlike those monopolistic questionable and unmentionable trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 condoned by Uncle Sam.

    3. ” CRITICS SLAM RAIL DEAL AWARDED TO THAILAND’S RICHEST FAMILY ”
    Even Thailand is forced to stimulate her economy via a fast rail track.

    4. ” INDONESIA PROPOSES GRAND PLAN TO REBUILD THE COUNTRY “.
    Indonesia is also taking steps to improve her economy through infra-structure construction.

    5. ” TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD’S FINEST – THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE NORTHERN REGION.” This headline is my creation.

    Let the above-mentioned headlines be self-explanatory.

    I will not comment at all this morning but only for noting that our beloved Malaysia’s economy is on the re-bound which is faster than expected. With the official announcement of the KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE NORTHERN REGION, Malaysia is on all-systems GO as led by our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side !

    The Minister for Economic Affairs, YB Datuk Seri Azmin is cautiously optimistic thus, ” MALAYSIA HAS POTENTIAL TO BECOME GATEWAY TO REGIONAL MARKET “.

    With the Port facilities in Penang’s Butterworth, the Kulim International Airport and the transport linkages to all points in the Region and with the future Kota Baru Sea Reclamation, MALAYSIA HAS MORE THAN ONE GATEWAY TO THE REGION BEING THE PENANG-KEDAH NEXUS, THE CENTRAL REGION NEXUS AND THE SOUTHERN REGION NEXUS.

    What more does the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great want on their plate which is as fantastic as a person can discern ? The PROPENSITY OF TURNING A ONCE SELF- DOWN-TRODDEN MALAYSIA OVERNIGHT INTO ONE OF THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD SINCE 9 MAY 2018 !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Keep smiling.

  202. mubarakchan May 16,2019 6:39 AM

    Tun

    Those Malaysians who understand the meaning of the importance of the Kulim International Airport to uplift socio-economically not only the Northern Region comprising Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu but also the whole of the Peninsula to Sabah, Sarawak and beyond to South Thailand, will realise of the sea-change that is to come for our beloved Malaysia which now sits strategically and geographically at the nexus not only of ASEAN but Asia as well.

    When our beloved Malaysia was ruled by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs 2004-2018, our country was NOTHING.

    It was so weak our valuable assets from rocks, steel rails, precious KTM lands, UMNO NSTP Chair, the Avenue, low-hanging fruits, etc were all given away to Singapore.

    Malaysia was not the choke-point then but Singapore.

    During the 14 years of Dark Ages, Malaysia was NOTHING compared to her status today as ONE OF THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT SMALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BEING BRITAIN, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND AND MALAYSIA.

    Malaysis’s strategic geographic position in the middle of ASEAN bears much weight given the fact that she is now ruled by a NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT.

    It is not only the MIND-SET but the recovery of our PRIDE, DIGNITY AND SELF-RESPECT which hold sway as MALAYSIANS AND NOT SOMEONE’S FOOTSTOOL TO BE STAMPED ON. Were all Malaysians aware of the dire and shameful period 2004-2018 we were placed into by the very Leaders whom we trusted and elected into POWER ?

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES.

    KUDOS TO THE GENIUS WHO HAD THE IDEA OF THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    With this FLAG OF COURAGE AND ENDEAVOUR NOW NAILED TO THE MAST OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT, a WAY which is ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE will lead all of us the Rakyat to greater heights of socio-economic endeavour in support of our BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM WHO WILL LEAD US THE WAY !

    So much for all that. I will produce a headline this morning thus :-

    ” A TALE OF TWO CITIES. PENANG AND SINGAPORE.”

    Here are the cogent reasons why Penang is not Singapore. Singapore is not Penang.

    1. If we go back to the historical basis in British Colonial times, the British had already worked out Singapore is way ahead of Penang in terms of SUCCESS in any endeavour. Hence, Penang has always been a faint shadow of Singapore since the beginning of time.

    2. In other words, any copy-cat activity by Penang based on Singapore will not work but to turn it only into a tropical slum of NO MERIT.

    3. Then, what to do ? Simple. Fortunately, Singapore does not own the World and the World can be Penang’s oyster with the proper MIND-SET. The vacancy for Penang is to be THE WORLD’S FINEST HOLIDAY AND LEISURE RESORT WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST MODERN TROPICAL CITY.

    This is Penang’s World Monopoly which belongs to her and only her alone. Penang has created her very own World renown status which will be enhanced by the new and dynamic Kedah State with its very own and famous ECO-TOURISM FOR THE WORLD ! See how two State by coming together with the same MIND-SET BENEFIT NOT ONLY THEMSELVES AND MALAYSIA BUT ALSO THE WORLD.

    3. The creation of WEALTH by Singapore was an entirely different kettle of fish which Penang hopes to copy cat today.

    Through the ingenuity of Lee Kuan Yew, he could magnify the importance of Singapore to Uncle Sam during the Cold War 1948-1989. He could get the US Democrats on his side. Along with this good relationship, the goodies came in the form of the UNMENTIONALBE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1848-1989 AND THE FULLEST DIRECT SUPPORT FROM UNCLE SAM LIKE INVESTMENTS AND MILITARY USE OF SINGAPORE’S AIR AND SEA FACILITIES. The revenue from these sources came in a flood which pushed up LAND PRICES and Singapore pushed from the Third World to the First.

    As a well-known Singaporean once told me,’ DO NOT BE JEALOUS OF SHAW BROTHERS, ROBERT KUOK OR TAN CHIN TUAN. THEY ARE HISTORY. YOU DO YOUR OWN THING AND DO IT WELL. ‘ I followed his advice to the latter and here am I writing in this distinguished Blog.

    4. UNLIKE PENANG LEE KUAN YEW NEVER BORROWED A SINGLE CENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SINGAPORE. THE MONEY CAME FROM OTHERS WHO BELIEVED IN SINGAPORE. HAS PENANG GOT THE ABILITY TO DO THE SAME ? It is alleged that the 3 Projects, the 3 islands, the Tunnel and the Highway are not only wrapped around by red-tape but the funding in the billions of ringgits has yet to be found.

    5. UNLIKE SINGAPORE, PENANG NOW HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS IF THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS THE GUMPTION, THE MIND-SET AND THE WILL TO PUT PENAND AS THE FINEST WORLD CLASS PLACE FOR THE BENEFIT NOT ONLY OF ITS RAKYAT BUT THE WORLD. Different strokes for different folks to gain REVENUE FOR THE STATE.

    Not only the leverage but the existing GOODWILL to get the best support out of the Federal Government in support of the NEW PROPOSALS especially on the old Bayan Lepas Airport and the transport links etc to come. I believe the State Government has the astuteness and ability to do so.

    6. Remember what Deng Xiao Peng said,’ IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER THE CAT IS BLACK OR WHITE AS LONG AS IT CATCHES MICE.’

    7. IN ONE SINGLE SENTENCE ANYONE WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE NEW PROPOSALS FOR PENANG WITHOUT ANY HESITATION TO GAIN REVENUE FOR PENANG.

    8. WITH SO MUCH EXISTING LAND WHICH CAN BE TURNED INTO WEALTH FOR THE REVENUE TO BENEFIT THE RAKYAT AND THE STATE’S SUPPORTERS NOW VIA THE NEW PROPOSALS, how to miss SUCCESS for the State Government of Penang ? And I hope this Government will be in POWER for the next 60 years !

    9. ONE OF THE MANY STRENGTHS OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IS HIS ABILITY TO AVOID PITFALLS BY U-TURNS. IT IS NO SHAME AT ALL IF IT IS IN THE RAKYAT’S INTEREST.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

  203. mubarakchan May 15,2019 3:28 PM

    Tun

    It is good to report that my feather friends the chirping and singing bulbuls in the young banyan tree chirped and sang again this morning. This duo always sparked my mind with their duet that how wonderful Life is in our beloved Malaysia under sensible and successive BN Governments and now the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great until the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs took over POWER 2004-2018. This was not a dark moment.

    IT WAS THE DARK AGES OF A ONCE HAPPY HOSPITABLE FRIENDLY AND TRUSTFUL RAKYAT. All were shattered to the core of seeing and hearing the unbelievable acts of our Nation’s Top Leadership and its elites – 2004-2018.

    But the INHERENT GOODNESS OF HUMANKIND MUST PREVAIL.

    Dawn broke and with our deserved Freedom from Bondage which was imposed upon the whole Nation by those who were already the HAVES with Social Status and Money and DEFINITELY NOT THE HAVE-NOTS.

    This crazy Administration of an otherwise well-run Country – 1957-2003 became worse and worse as the years went by.

    In the 1960s, I expected the country would lose some standards and ethics but never in my worst imagination that our beloved Malaysia became worst than South America and Africa combined – THE OUTRIGHT THEFT OF THE RAKYAT’S WEALTH BY THE BILLIONS OF RINGGITS WITH NO HOLDS BARRED which could be translated as the Government was plotting every day for 14 years to have schemes to rape our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat FINANCIALLY OF ALL THE WEALTH.

    Lo and Behold ! Dawn broke with the ousting of the Corrupt BN Government 2004-2018 and the coming of the New and Incorruptible Government.

    MAN PROPOSES. GOD DISPOSES !

    Not only our beloved Malaysia has a New and Incorruptible Government but also a clean and dynamic Government to produce the real goodies for the Rakyat. But the icing on the cake has appeared as THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT which IDEA CAME FROM A GENIUS WHO SHOULD BE LAUDED ACCORDINGLY.

    THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL ARIPORT IS THE FLAG OF COURAGE AND ENDEAVOUR BEING THE NUB OF A REGION IN CREATING VERY PRECIOUS REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE NORTHERN REGION COMPRISING PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, KELANTAN, PERAK AND TRENGGANU. How many Malaysians realise this, Tun ?

    This Northern Region with the Kulim International Airport as its NUB will be one of the MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT REGION OF THE WORLD BECAUSE IT FORMS THE LOGICAL EXTENSION OF THE BELT AND ROAD OF CHINA. IT IS ALONG THE AIR ROUTE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST ASIA. IT WILL BE NEAR TO THE FORTHCOMING ISTHMUS OF KRA CANAL. IT IS IN THE HEART OF THE MOST STRATEGIC AND POLITICALLY GEOGRAPHIC COUNTRY IN ASEAN AND THE WORLD BEING MALAYSIA.

    This Northern Region’s forthcoming development has become THE FLAG OF COURAGE AND ENDEAVOUR FOR THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT TO LEAD US ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP WITH VISIONARY SWITZERLAND, DEMOCRATIC INDIA, GOOD GOVERNANCE JAPAN.

    Away with the snide remarks of the naysayers, the troublemakers and the detractors. Because of the goodness, integrity and steadfastness of the New and Incorruptible Government, an important, valuable and precious asset which is easy to understand and develop has arrived on its door-step.

    KUDOS TO THE GENIUS WHO THOUGHT OF THE IDEA OF THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem

    Man proposes. God disposes. The rise of the Northern Region will be one of your finest and greatest achievements not only for Malaysia but the World. Keep smiling !

  204. mubarakchan May 14,2019 4:48 PM

    Tun

    It is good you were never taken up by catchy slogans like bio-medical sciences even though you are aware that Japan is one of the leading countries for scientific research and innovations.

    For some who are not aware of the meaning of academic research which the United States takes on a huge scale because of her Wealth and the many rich donors, it was estimated that only 1% of the total academic research output could be meaningful and practical for every day use.

    A country like Japan was very good at innovation of the researches done by the United States. Companies like Sony, Hitachi and others made their successes on the innovation into practical use via US trade marks or franchises.

    But the academic centres in Malaysia can be part of a chain of experimental laboratories which is derived from a mother laboratory centre in a major World university well-known in the subject under study. Standards and ethics in the field of research are jealously guarded.

    I had a classmate who became a top laboratory technology expert whose skills were exclusively utilised by a famous Jewish medical professor in the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

    Academic research in established universities is the highest level of academic achievement as we all know. And this particular endeavour is a closely guarded academic activity by the head of each laboratory in succession.

    Like the phrase ‘hole in the heart’ which is actually a journalistic phrase. ‘Bio-medical sciences’ is another journalistic catch phrase for the layman. In reality, the real activity is much more complicated than this as we know.

    As far as I know, in my Life-time, the best scientists came from Malaysia not Singapore.

    A Malaysian is the Emeritus Professor of Medicine, King’s College, Cambridge. Another the Professor of Geriatrics of the same University. A third was so famous in Paediatric Ophthalmology surgery that he was knighted by the Queen and awarded by all the major universities of the World. I believe there is another Malaysian in Beijing who is a well-know liver surgeon. And many others who did not go to Singapore or USA..

    Only the best universities of the World will produce the best academics like in Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s alma mater the famous King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapore which produced many famous surgeons like Tan Sri Alhady, Tan Sri Coco Majid and physicians. They were all inspired by the professors which lectured them.

    Academic research is a carefully nurtured activity in any university which takes a long period of development and costs in a refined environment of like minds. Money cannot buy academic prestige but only by the published results of its academic denizens which must be vetted by their peers.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem..

  205. twinpeaks May 14,2019 1:58 PM

    Well…, you said it.
    Not me.

  206. mubarakchan May 14,2019 1:05 PM

    Tun

    This is for TWIN PEAKS who wants to derail the logical thinking of normal Malaysians by suggesting that the country should retain academics to do research in Malaysia instead of Singapore or the United States in 2019 ! This should be the top priority as he said.

    But DSAI rightly pointed out that food and jobs on the table should be the First Priority. I support DSAI.

    But this person went further and accused me of being PERSONAL.

    1. TWIN PEAKS how can I be personal to you when you do not exist anywhere in this World ?

    2. TWIN PEAKS IS A FAKE NAME WHICH YOU HIDE BEHIND AND MADE ALL SORTS OF FRIVOLOUS, NEBULOUS, VEXATIOUS AND WITHOUT DUE LOGICAL REMARKS

    3. TWIN PEAKS YOU HAVE NO LOCUS STANDI. Therefore your remarks are of no consequence. unless you unmask yourself.

    4. TWIN PEAKS I HAVE NEVER MADE ANY PERSONAL REMARKS AGAINST ANYONE UNLESS THEY MADE ATTACKS ON ME FIRST. GO AND CHECK. ALL MY REMARKS CAN BE SUBSTANTIATED. THIS IS WHY I RELY ON HEADLINES. DID’NT YOU NOTICE. And as for my comments on Lee Kuan Yew, I only commented on his 47 Failed Public Policies since he was a Public Figure. Nothing personal.

    Someone told me not to talk about Lee Kuan Yew since he is dead. I retorted that ALL THE HISTORY PROFESSORS AND THEIR HISTORY DEPARTMENTS MIGHT AS WELL CLOSE SHOP SINCE HISTORY ONLY TALKS ABOUT DEAD PEOPLE. Vide http://www.chedet.cc.org.com.my Archives. ” Malaysia according to Kuan Yew” September 2010.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem.

    Our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat will fly with the Kulim International Airport to come ! Time is of the Essence. Keep smiling !.

  207. mubarakchan May 14,2019 11:32 AM

    Tun

    Like human beings, my feather friends the bulbuls in the young banyan tree did give a chirp or two this morning but nothing more. They have not been performing like a Swiss cuckoo clock for some weeks. Never mind. The fact is they are still their doing their thing. That’s the WAY with birds. What about men of the Singapore kind ?

    After the ousting of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs, I expected the Singapore Government to begin a fresh page of relationship with Malaysia for mutual benefit and not treat the Malaysians as though they are still living in the Ulus.

    But lo and behold ! The inheritors carried on as if this is the 20th Century with constant display of Lee Kuan Yew’s inconsistent quotations. And of late, brazen attacks or snide remarks or fake news focussed on our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad only and no one else.

    What is the fear of our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ?

    A kind-hearted, honest and common sense of a normal person. To quote Franklin D Roosevelt, ‘ THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF.’

    Why this Singapore unhappiness over a Great Malaysian Statesman after the Singaporeans had a free run for 14 years during the Singaporean Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and GLCs 2004-2018. like going for the low hanging fruits, the Avenue, 4th Floor Boys (now men), UMNO NSTP Editor’s Chair, rocks, steel rails, valuable KTM Singapore lands, etc with Malaysia in exchange for 1/2 of an office building.

    The reason is the cat’s paw for Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew – THE TPPA/CPTPP, the Malaysia/Malays Killer which if ratified our beloved Malaysia will be in eternal BONDAGE TO SINGAPORE UNDER LEGAL TERMS signed by our own hands. A PERFECT ACT OF STUPIDITY.

    Why the beating of the chests and the tearing of the hair by the frustrated Singaporeans even now ?

    THE TPPA/CPTPP WOULD HAVE BASHED DOWN THE TARIFF BARRIERS OF MALAYSIA IN SINGAPORE’S FAVOUR. IN OTHER WORDS, THE MOMENT THE TPPA/CPPEP IS RATIFIED, LABELLED OR RE-LABELLED SINGAPOREAN GOODS FLOOD IN. Our factories go kaput. Workers sacked. Chaos reign in the streets. The incumbent Government gets the blame. Non-Malays are financed by Singapore to import Singapore goods. Malaysia becomes a slave State of Singapore created by her own hands because the ex-PM signed the TPPA/CPPTP the Malaysia/Malays Killer.

    BOASTFULLY, THE SINGAPORE BUSINESS TIMES BRAGGED AFTER THE SIGNING THAT SINGAPORE SAVES A MINIMUM OF S$ 1 BILLION A YEAR. In other words, Malaysia loses RM 3 Billions a year minimum.

    Still why the angst and the outrage at our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ?

    As with all humans, the Singaporeans lay the blame on the ousting of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs on THE BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE OF OUR BELOVED TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. The Singaporeans after all the years of hot private retreats and kisses did not expect to end up with NOTHING !

    The Singaporeans were so cock-sure that this time Singapore has got our beloved Malaysia between a rock and a hard-place via the TPPA.CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays Killer, that when REALITY STRUCK IT WAS LIKE HEAVEN FELLED ON THEIR SWOLLEN HEADS !

    Why ? For the very first time in June 2009, even Lee Kuan Yew at the age of 85 visited the hot and humid Ulus to exhort his digits, cohorts, spies, treacherous Civil Servants, fellow travelling Chinese politicians in red mandarin silks etc in support of his creation the TPPA/CPPTP. He even had tea with the lady of the day off Jalan Duta and cheekily paid a perfunctory visit to our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his way to the Airport – as a reminder of his temporal POWER.

    But the important thing was the ex-PM, the ex-Minister, the ex-Senior Civil Servant and the President of the SME (got a Tan Sri Ship for letting down his Members) were in FULL SUPPORT OF THE TPPA/CPPTP THE MALAYSIA/MALAYS KILLER. How to miss ?

    ALL THE VVIPS IN SINGAPORE’S LITTLE POCKET.

    Most importantly, the Nirvana for Singapore forever which is our beloved Malaysia in SINGAPORE’S ETERNAL LEGAL BONDAGE WILL BE RATIFIED IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THE DAY AFTER THE SINGAPOREAN PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND THE GLCs win.on 9 May 2018 ! See how difficult BREXIT is without tricks of a Singaporean kind.

    This sordid tale of Malaysian betrayal, treachery and greed began in 1989 when the Communist World imploded – 1948-1989. Thereafter, Uncle Sam came out with his hegemonic spiel, “Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights ‘ which suited the BRICS to a T. They immediately grabbed all of Lee Kuan Yew’s monopolistic UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR- 1948-1989 WHICH PUSHED SINGAPORE FROM A THIRD TO THE FIRST WORLD. So easy ugh ?

    It was the ingenuity of Lee Kuan Yew who inveigled this MONOPOLY of UNMENTIONABLE TRADES OF THE COLD WAR 1948-1989 OUT OF UNCLE SAM WHICH WAS SINGAPORE’S MONEY BONANZA FOR A SMALL POPULATION UNDER A HONEST AND AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT.

    Whether Lee Kuan Yew a pragmatist knew that ‘Americans forget easily. The British try not to forget. The French never forget. The Chinese never never never forget. The Malaysians forgive and forget.’ or not is the question when Uncle Sam came up with his hegemonic spiel. ‘ Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights’ All anathema to Singapore !

    With the awareness of structural problems arising in the future, Goh Chok Tong was despatched to India to recruit FTs with the fervent hope that the fizzy 7% GDP from 1970s and the 1980s could be sustained.

    As expected, in 2002 Singapore went into a technical recession. But by the turn of 2000, Temasek was pumped up and running to add to the sustainablitly of the 7% GDP of the past.

    By 2006, Lee Kuan Yew had 4 INITIATIVES UP AND RUNNGIN being Temasek, 2 casinos, the FTs and the Free Trade Scheme (TPPA was Obama’s relic). In 2006, only Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Chile were members. The Americans were not interested. But after the Crash of October 2008, Obama was ready to grasp at the Lee Kuan Yew’s Free Trade Scheme and called it his own TPPA. In January 2017, Trump tore-up the TPPA on his first day in office. Singapore well-honed relationship with the Democrats now lost until the Republicans lose power.

    And in 2019, Singapore’s GDP could not breach 3% since 2002 – 16 years. This is a clear example of the FAILURE OF THE 4 INITIATIVES CREATED BY LEE KUAN YEW FOR HIS INHERITORS AS HIS LEGACY. The most important is the TPPA/CPTPP the Malaysia/Malays Killer.

    Here is the headline as published by the NSTP on May 25 2017 concerning the most senior Malaysian negotiator of the Lee Kuan Yew created TPPA whose husband is the chief Singapore Business Times journalist stationed in Kuala Lumpur..

    ” MALAYSIA MUST NOT QUIT ” Tan Sri Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, former international trade and industry secretary general. She was the Chief Negotiator for 19 secret negotiations until exposed by the media.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

    Our beloved Malaysia’s problems have been caused by betrayal, treachery and greed between 2004-2018 under the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs.

  208. twinpeaks May 13,2019 11:02 PM

    I find your that your perspective on Singapore is more personal than mine, which probably clouds your better judgement. It is contradictory at times, but interesting nonetheless. Stay with it and keep it up.
    And don’t worry about your opponents (i.e. vultures, bees, etc). It is quite normal and expected.

  209. mubarakchan May 13,2019 9:00 PM

    Tun

    It is interesting to note that this distinguished Blog attracts pro-Singapore elements like bees to honey or vultures to a carcass.

    First, we have that Syphilitic General Paresis fellow.

    Now after the biggest Ministry of Information in the World in a one-street town, armed with the ANTI-FAKE NEWS ACT seemed to conjure up another joker of a sub-Continent character. Good thing I too was in the sub-Continent when I was wearing short-pants.

    Has anyone noticed ? The Ministry of Information Singapore now has the MONOPOLY TO PRODUCE THE REQUISITE NEWS AS REQUIRED. No one else in the World can do so. FIRST IN THE WORLD AS USUAL.

    As far as I know, I was told many years ago that I have handlers in the Ministry of Information, Singapore who keep tabs on me and my comments since I first appeared here in your distinguished Blog. It crossed my mind what a waste of public money to keep tabs on so many, not only me.

    FOR TWIN PEAKS, WHY DON’T YOU SUGGEST ACADEMIC RESEARCH TO THE YEMENIS ?

    Malaysia BOleh Tun as always. No problem. Your Way is the Way. In you we trust because your steadfastness, common sense and integrity lead the Way. Acheh !

  210. twinpeaks May 13,2019 4:16 PM

    “How to do research when there is no food on the table ? Hence, as I always said the smartest 1% of the academic population will succeed by finding a niche in this Wide World be it Singapore or USA.”

    Well, that is precisely my point, isn’t it? You don’t want the smartest 1% of Malaysians do end up in Singapore or USA, because you want them to stay here. What is the point of nurturing the cream of your population from the time they can read and write, only to be poached by other countries after they graduated from your own universities? Thank you very much Malaysia for having spent all your taxpayers money on developing your top 1% so that we can hire them to work for us and develop our economies.
    Look, if you don’t keep your 1%, that’s your choice. But just remember, you can forget about escaping the middle income trap, which countries like Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea have already done. Then 20 years later, you remember, gosh.. we should have kept the top 1% here to do research in our country because now our people have nothing to eat on the table, because we have lost all our jobs to Vietnam and Indonesia.

  211. mubarakchan May 13,2019 12:28 PM

    Tun

    I am certain that you are like me who are not put off by high-sounding issues of the academic kind.

    I have been intimately involved with such matters from top to bottom since 1960. Such issues can only arise from a sound and prosperous Malaysian Economy which is well-planned and sustained – like during your 22 Year Administration which brought about private colleges and universities.

    These are the facts of the creation of academics talent suitable for research if any. Academic research like Fine Arts come very late in a Developing or Emerging Country because issues like jobs and food on the table as emphasised by DSAI hold true in each and every one of the Emerging Countries. How to do research when there is no food on the table ? Hence, as I always said the smartest 1% of the academic population will succeed by finding a niche in this Wide World be it Singapore or USA. Just look at those parachutists dropping into the LLB or MA courses of the University of Cambridge.

    Singapore only promoted the Fine Arts in 1992.

    Hearsay without the facts is misleading and should not be propagated in any forum.

    The fact is that after 13 May 1969 there has been an outflow of talent academic or otherwise for reasons best known to themselves. And the outflow of these talents should not be attributed to only the circumstance prevailing in our country. There may be many other reasons.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  212. twinpeaks May 13,2019 9:43 AM

    By the way, I was not splitting hairs when I mentioned that our post-graduate research students are continually lured overseas, including Singapore and the USA. It is Actually a serious matter. Possibly the most critical missing part of the jigsaw as far as our own quest for a post-industrial knowledge economy is concerned.

  213. mubarakchan May 13,2019 9:16 AM

    Tun

    There have been so much loose talk about Singapore’s Scholarships, outflow of talents, etc. Here are some real facts which I noted from my friends billionaires and all.

    1. Since the beginning of time, there has been no barrier to trade between the Straits Settlements and Malaya. Commercially, Malaya has been the romping ground for Straits commercial interests.

    2. There was no mind-set affecting the older generation of Singaporeans vis-a-vis the Malayans.

    3. It was only after 1965, the unique mind-set of the Singaporeans began to take root. Even then, the older generation treated KL as one.

    4. The first brain-washing of the Singaporean Mind came with the slogan, The Rugged Society. Thereafter, a series of other slogans followed like ‘Smile today’ etc.

    5. My friend’s teenager got a Singaporean Scholarship. His child was monitored all the time. At the end, his child did not get a place in a Tertiary institution and returned to enter the University of Malaya. The child has now got a job with a bank.

    6. There are at least 20,000 Singaporeans happily living and working quietly in Malaysia. Penang is an attraction. Major Malaysian malls have many Singaporean owned shops which permit the owners to sell their written off Singapore goods in KL. I know of a Singaporean lady tailor who has lived in KL for years.

    7. There is a Bukit in KL where a couple of rich Singaporeans have their Malaysian families. This cross-border relationship has been in place for decades. Likewise, some rich Malaysians install their SIA friends in Singapore under similar circumstances. For those who are curious, just take a 1st Class SIA flight to Singapore on Fridays and return at 9 a.m. on Mondays.

    8. There is even a Singaporean kindergarten in the Bukit in KL.

    9. I was not only bemused but shocked when the Senior Immigration Officer told me that up to the 21st Century, the immigration records were not computerised. And on the eve of every festive holidays like Christmas, the doors of the Johor Baru Immigration gates were thrown wide open for Singaporeans to rush home without stamping their passports.

    10. There was no restriction on travel at the Causeway until after 13 May 1969. The restricted Passport came into operation in 1970. It was discovered that the Singaporean gangsters came into Malaysia during 13 May 1969 and before.

    11. By 1972, Singapore could register 2,000 gangsters. As a result, these gangsters check into Johor Baru at 9 a.m. and check-out for home at 5 p.m. And Singapore became gangster free which gave rise to some snide remarks in the early 1980s by s Singaporean big-wig.

    12. The bookie system between Malaysia and Singapore is as one unofficially which is actively operated every week-end.

    13. My elder sister and our aunt was travelling in a packed bus along South Bridge Road, Singapore in 1948. A Chinese school boy in a white uniform with epaulettes stood up and gave his seat to our aunt. That was in 1948. In 2019, I still remember this kind deed of a Singaporean. I doubt if any Singaporean will do the same to-day.

    14. It was Singaporean Politics which mentally divided Singapore from Malaysia. Pre-1965, for years as far as I could remember, there were many sporting activities between the 2 places. But hardly any cross-border events today.

    15. With Malaysia finally broke its chain of bondage from the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government with its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs, all the Rakyat are united to push the Malaysian Wheel to success especially with the coming of the KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT which will serve as far North as the proposed Isthmus of the Kra Canal in South Thailand about 400 Km away.

    Where else but Malaysia ? Who to lead our beloved Malaysia but our good Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side.?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem as long as Politics of any kind does not rear its ugly head.

  214. twinpeaks May 13,2019 9:11 AM

    Teresa May is struggling to keep her PM post as I write.
    Singapore. Yes, it rather difficult to sustain a high GDP growth when you are already at the top of your game. Man City won the Premier League last night.. just by a point above Liverpool. Like Singapore, admittedly its management had done a lot of unfair things including an ‘unfair’ (to others below them, not Man City) sums on its players, training ground, academy and so on. It’s the results that count, that’s what people remember the team for. Liverpool (sorry fans!) may get the most incredible team of the season award, but they haven’t touched the title for as long as their fans can remember.. that’s what really counts in the end.. the trophy cabinet.
    Singapore in the 1970s was utterly underdeveloped, but they have dragged themselves up. How? It doesn’t matter… the results are what people look at. I am sure that if the PAP leaders had committed unspeakable crimes against their own people like the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution era in China, the people of Singapore would have staged a coup against the PAP government without us telling them to. As far as I know, they adore PAP even today. True, they have a speaker’s corner that is only in name, but bad news spread on the web and I don’t think Singaporeans cannot assess their own situation.
    Furthermore, the Cold War was a time when everyone had to take sides. Singapore and Malaysia were both part of the Western alliance (i.e. the FPDA). Japan also profited massively during the Korean War, as did Thailand during the Vietnam War. In Sabah, KK has a submarine base.. the Cold War is still on, by the way.
    Anyway, back to ourselves. We need to do some serious soul-searching. There is no point blaming others for our own misfortunes. And it is never too late to change our ways of doing things. Learn what we did wrong and move on. That’s a more productive way of making progress.
    For instance, our agricultural root hinders rural folks, so we need to move on. Amalgamate the small holdings, industrialise massively, and relocate to the urban areas. That’s how it was done in today’s western industrialised countries.. the very group that we want to join. Only that they started this process in the Nineteenth Century.

  215. mubarakchan May 13,2019 12:47 AM

    Tun

    I totally disagree with those who propound the success of Singapore today based on attracting our talent by offering them more salaries.

    This is like splitting hairs. Malaysian talent has been going overseas after 13 May 1969. There was another wave of talent emigrating beginning the early 1980s. With a steady outflow during the regime of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs 2004-2018.

    At this moment and for sometime I have friends who were banking executives in Singapore now become taxi-drivers.

    Singapore’s GDP collapsed in 2002 and went into a technical recession. The GDP never breached 3% from 2002 – 2017. Why ? Because the 21st Century World is a MULTI-POLAR WORLD IN WHICH SINGAPORE COMPETES AGAINST THE REST OF THE WORLD. With her 900,000 male Chinese aged 21-50, Singapore has no talent. Vide Singapore Government White Paper on Population. 2011.

    And what made Singapore so wealthy in the 20th Century and not the 21st Century in which Singapore has all the glittering buildings and other assets which I can see.

    How many Malaysians know there are two parts to the Singapore Success Story in the 20th Century.?

    1. The First Part concerns the employment of Dr Albert Winsemius, the Dutch UN economics expert who was the Advisor to the Singapore Government from 1962-1984. He was responsible for the Bedok, Changi reclamation, the Jurong Industrial Park, the GLCs, Asian Dollar, the glittering buildings etc.

    2. The Second Part was very profitable to Singapore which was the trades which do not come under the ambit of normal trades. This huge profit pushed Singapore from the Third World to the First. But this lucrative unmentionable trades of the Cold War 1948-1989 was condoned by Uncle Sam in a World which was starkly divided into black and white. After the Cold War, Uncle Sam came out with his hegemonic spiel, ‘Globalization, Free Trade, Human Rights’ which benefitted the BRICS which grabbed all of Singapore’s lush Cold War unmentionable trades within her ambit since 1948.

    Singapore saw the light and Goh Chok Tong was despatched to India in the early 1990s to bring in the FTs with the hope that these would sustain the fizzy 7% GDP of Singapore in the 1970s and 1980s. With the advent of the FTs in the late 1990s to 2019, the FTs were like pushing Singapore’s GDP with a string. The GDP could not breach 3% for 16 years. And Singapore had been eating off the fat of its Cold War unmentionable trades. I reckon this has already gone down by 15-20%.

    Are the Malaysians aware that tiny Singapore with a population of about 2 million and a sleepy Colonial entreport up to the 1970s could attain a GDP of 7% right up to the 1980s AND NOT NOW WITH ALL THE PARAPHERNALIA OF A MODERN STATE ? Think ! Magic show ? Rabbits out of a hat.? Unmentionable Cold War trades ? Why no Nobel Prize for Lee Kuan Yew ?

    Do the Malaysians understand why the Singapore Government kept on raising taxes now and then ? Go to Singapore and have a look-see.

    Nearly all Singapore multi-billionaire families except for one, made their fortunes outside of Singapore especially in Malaysia. There are literally no opportunities to be rich in Singapore eg. HYFLUX.

    And the SGX is illiquid and lacklustre. Many Hong Kong people told me that they made a mistake by listing on the SGX.
    T
    THE GREATES HOPE OF THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT WAS THE TPPA A DEVICE SPECIALLY CRAFTED TO KILL OFF MALAYSIA AND HER SMEs by Lee Kuan Yew when the 2002 technical recession hit the Republic. Strangely, the Chairman of the Malaysian SMEs supported the TPPA and was ennobled thereafter with a Tan Sri-ship !

    4 Initiatives were crafted around 2002 by Lee Kuan Yew. Temasek, FT imports, 2 casinos and the Malaysia/Malays Killer TPPA/CPPT. All failed to deliver in a meaningful way by 2019. These legacies for the inheritors of Lee Kuan Yew became nought. How ?

    Strangely, Singapore reverted back to the 20th Century Policies of Lee Kuan Yew to try to OVERLORD Malaysia since 9 May 2018. At the end of the day which is now, Malaysia has become 1 of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Switzerland, Japan and Malaysia.

    WHAT SOME HAVE FORGOTTEN SO QUICKLY IS THAT THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND GLCs DID NOTHING IN TERMS OF THE SORT OF REAL DEVELOPMENT WHICH WERE IN PLACE IN MALAYSIA FROM 1957-2003. For 14 years, One Trillion Ringgits flowed out of the country 2002 to 2010. Another RM 500 Billion flowed out from 2011 to 2018. No money to develop, how ? Vide. UN Reports.

    For those who want to know more on the RISE and FALL of Singapore, I refer them to the http://www.chedet.cc.org Archives September 2010, ‘ Malaysia according to Kuan Yew’. To further their intimate knowledge of Singapore, I invite them to live in Singapore too.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. If there are still admirers of Singapore which success was engraved in stone in the 20th Century. But the upshot is MOST CHINESE I MEET THESE DAYS HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF SINGAPORE. Anyone who thinks to the contrary must be from Mars.

  216. twinpeaks May 12,2019 4:31 PM

    It seems rather off-topic to discuss about Malaysia’s economic development in this area. Perhaps a new thread by Tun especially for this purpose is timely. In any case, I wish to highlight that Kulim International Airport is an important catalyst to future economic success of the Northern Region and Malaysia. But that’s all it is, really.. a catalyst. The real mover is actually human resource, not infrastructure. That was the reason why Penang lost 30,000 tech jobs to China in the period 2000-03.. because it could not compete with the low wages in China (and Vietnam and India). So we have to upgrade to the higher end of E&E. But here is the problem. Intel (the world’s largest chipmaker) said they moved their Assembly and Test Devt Unit back to the Arizona because wafer fabrication and assembly lines must be close together. That was a valid reasoning, but it also underscores the inherent weakness of our E&E and other hi-tech sectors, and will unhinge our progress to escape the middle-income trap.
    Take a look at Singapore. Say what we want about them, but they are draining our country of our own top scientists ! Do you know that under our noses, Singapore is luring Malaysian post-graduates with lucrative future.. ample research funds and superior living conditions. We are paying our researchers just RM2,500 a month whereas they can get at least 5 times that amount over there. Most of their scientists are from here.
    So, if we are very serious about entering the biotech sub-sector for instance, we need our scientists to stay here. We don’t need to build world-class infrastructures like the MSC. Leave that to the private sector. Focus on education – schools and higher education. Put more money into research. Then the private sector will come in droves.

  217. mubarakchan May 12,2019 12:36 PM

    Tun

    This is a great morning for all in our beloved Malaysia.

    The increasing support for your New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great now in full song as exemplified by the huge landslide by-election result in Sandakan.

    And the prospect of an important and socio-economic NUB which is the KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – the finest next to the Singapore Changi Airport because Singapore always insists they are NUMERO UNO even their chilly crabs (Indonesian or Sri Lankan) and Hainanese Chicken (Malaysian) Rice.

    We will certainly not dispute Singapore’s claims which they deserve as propagated by their huge Ministry of Information now armed with the Anti-Fake News Act. Kudos to Singapore.

    My hat off to the GENIUS who had the IDEA to create the all-important KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – an essential nub to kick-start socio-economically the whole Northern Region and beyond via the Peninsula to Sabah and Sarawak.

    THIS IS THE WAY TO GO AS YOU ARE AWARE TUN.

    From the beginning our beloved Malaysia had always progressed socio-economically through infra-structural developments with great success until our beloved Nation was brought down onto her knees WITH THE COMING OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND THE GLCs. 2004-2018.

    DURING THIS PERIOD ALL THE GOODIES MEANT FOR THE RAKYAT WERE SEEN DEFYING GRAVITY BY FLOWING UPWARDS TO THE APEX OF THE POWER PYRAMID. The Rakyat could only bear this injustice with angst as the draconian laws forbid anything more.

    In a moment of madness, CASH IS KING ruled between 2004-2018 trailed by scavengers from Singapore looking for low hanging fruits, NSTP Editor’s Chair, rocks, steel rails and Malaysian KTM lands in Singapore. From these Malaysia ended up with half an office building !

    Fortunately, these were small losses compared to what our beloved Malaysia has become through your brilliant and courageous Leadership of a LIFETIME WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE !

    Not only that, our very own naysayers, troublemakers and detractors ALL SAY OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA HAS NO HOPE OF BECOMING GREAT AGAIN.

    On this I dispute.

    WE THE RAKYAT FROM 3 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AND MORE, HAVE ALWAYS BEEN UPRIGHT AND NOBLE. With the ousting of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Non-caring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs on 9 May 2018, we Malaysians are our true-selves again – UPRIGHT AND NOBLE. Malaysians have NEVER been dwarfs or midgets stealing and cheating from the Government coffers.

    And as a consequence of all these events, Malaysia is now one of 4 most important small countries of the World being Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Malaysia.

    With the coming of the exciting development of the Northern Region, Malaysia, now full of hope and expectations, is fast trekking upwards to the likes of Visionary Switzerland, Democratic India and Good Governance Japan. Where else but Malaysia ? Who can deny this ?

    Comparatively ,’CASH IS KING’ has brought SHAME AND TRAGEDY TO OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA with the notions of wanton negativity encompassing gigantic hoards of CASH AND BRANDED GOODS in the abodes of those concerned. These days for the MACC to flush out 10,000 Rolex watches is no surprise, so to speak.

    BUT THE INERT GOODNESS AND COMMON SENSE OF ALL OUR MALAYSIANS PREVAILED
    And as such, the Rakyat will definitely be on the road to greater and better things for ALL.

    THE KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS THE CAT’s EYE FOR ALL THAT IS GOOD AND ENDURING FOR THE NORTHERN REGION AND BEYOND VIA THE PENINSULA TO SABAH AND SARAWAK. No more. No less.

    With all the expected goodies to come for all the Rakyat, we must expect jealousy will appear from the expected quarters, thus :-

    THIS MORNING’S HEADLINE FROM SINGAPORE –

    ” MALAYSIA’S HOPES OF ECONOMIC REVIVAL UNDER MAHATHIR FADE. POLL ”

    That’s the problem with Singaporeans. Their elites have a mind-set of their own.

    Here is the reason why Malaysia has abundance of riches but were screwed up by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Non-caring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs.

    If a person looks down whilst flying over France of England, he or she will notice that the land is already divided into patches like a quilted blanket. Over Canada, the land is divided into huge patches. This observation reveals that these Nations are fully developed.

    BUT IF A PERSON LOOKS DOWN FROM THE AIR OVER MALAYSIA, HE OR SHE WILL OBSERVE A WHOLE MASS OF GREENERY PUNCTUATED BY SMALL AND SCATTERED DEVELOPED LANDS HERE AND THERE. What does this tell us ? That MALAYSIA’S WEALTH IS FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS HUGE LAND MASS.

    And how many Malaysians know that all the State Excos’s job is TO CREATE WEALTH BY CONVERTING JUNGLE LAND AT 20 SENS PSF TO DEVELOPMENT LAND AT RM 2.80 PSF !

    From this fact, it is also sad to note the tragedy which affected the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally Corrupt elites and the GLCs, 2004-2018. With such easy WEALTH why steal cash from the Government’s coffers ?

    AND THE FAKE HEADLINE THIS MORNING IS FROM SINGAPORE’S HUGE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION NOW ARMED WITH THE ANTI-FAKE NEWS ACT thus :-

    ” MALAYSIA’S HOPES OF ECONOMIC REVIVAL UNDER MAHATHIR FADE POLL ”

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

    The KEY to our beloved Malaysia’s socio-economic success is the KULIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE NORTHERN REGION. No more. No less.

  218. mubarakchan May 12,2019 1:56 AM

    Tun

    Kudos to ‘Twin Peaks’ for expressing the true feelings about the huge movement of socio-economic change to come in the Northern Region which not only encompasses the States of Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan. Trengganu and Northern Perak but also beyond through the whole Peninsula to Sabah and Sarawak.

    THIS IS THE WEALTH CREATION OF OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA WHICH HAD STOOD US IN GOODSTEAD SINCE MERDEKA IN 1957 BUT OUR PROGRESS WAS BROUGHT DOWN TO ITS KNEES BY THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES ADN THE GLCs 2004-2018. 14 years of void.

    And if within 10-20 years, the Isthmus of Kra Canal comes into fruiton only 400 km away, the demand for goods and services from this Northern Region will be beyond belief.

    AND MALAYSIA TOGETHER WITH ITS NORTHERN STATES PENANG, KEDAH, PERLIS, KELANTAN, TRENGGANU AND NORTH PERAK WILL BE READY TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE FUTURE TO COME. There are 3 cogent reasons Thailand cannot hold back the construction of the Canal anymore, thus :-

    1. China’s Onward March of the Silk Road.

    2. Thailand cannot hold back not gaining US 6 Billion revenues anymore which is what the Suez Canal is now receiving.

    3. Peoples in the South of Thailand may not want to fight with the huge socio-economic success arising from the construction of the Canal. This peace momentum could spread to Acheh and Mindanao.

    Who wants to fight with hope, a full stomach, a family with a house and a job ? In these days of the Net, the whole World becomes BORDERLESS. Only the potential of hope, a full stomach, a family with a house and a job will PEACE HARMONY AND PROSPERITY PREVAIL anywhere in this tumultuous World.

    And for those who still cling on to the MINDSET of an Opposition group, it does not pay to hold back the earnest and enthusiastic DESIRE for socio-economic development for all the Rakyat at this hour of our Nation’s need which is to have SOMETHING TANGIBLE, PROFITABLE, CHEAP, FAST, EASY TO UNDERSTAND, ECO- AND RAKYAT FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT ENCOMPASSING PENAND AND KEDAH and perhaps Kelantan with the reclamation of the sea later on.

    The sooner it is understood that the Penang State Government’s supporters and the Rakyat will BENEFIT IMMEDIATELY the better.

    The 3 mega Projects, 3 islands reclamation, the Tunnel and the Highway, loaded with mega billion ringgits loans and hampered by years of construction will DEFINITELY BE NON-STARTERS..

    Both sets of Proposals aim for the same object eg to raise Revenue for the Penang Government. But the 3 Mega Projects are cumbersome and difficult to execute beside time concuming over a span of decades.

    THE NEW PROPOSALS ARE CHEAP, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND EXECUTE, BASED ON EXISTING LANDS, ECO AND RAKYAT FRIENDLY. THE BEST OF ALL IT IS THE CREATION OF MONEY WITHOUT MONEY. Most importantly, supporters of the Penang State Government and the Rakyat get immediate benefits.

    IT IS FORTUNATE THAT THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT AS LED BY OUR BRILLIANT AND COURAGOUS TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE, HAS A PRIME MINISTER WHO IS VERY ADAPT AT MAKING U-TURNS. This is the reason why our beloved Malaysia still requires his services of a LIFE-TIME EXPERIENCE that it is not a shame to admit a MISTAKE AND DO THE U-TURN IN THE NATIONAL INTERST AND NOT SELF-INTEREST.

    It is only by realising one’s mistakes. that a person or a country can progress.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We now can see the HUGE WEALTH CREAIION EXERCISE WITHOUT MONEY IN THE NORTHERN REGION TO COME. Time is of the Essence ! Kulim International Airport – (kudos to the GENIUS who thought this one out) – is the NUB with the World’s Finest Holiday and Leisure Resort, Penang and Kedah, – multi-activities and the Finest Eco-tourism by its side.

    WHERE ELSE BUT PENANG AND KEDAH ? WHERE ELSE BUT MALAYSIA ? Keep smiling, Tun !

  219. twinpeaks May 11,2019 10:10 AM

    Regarding the Penang vs Kulim debate, I couldn’t have agreed more.
    Penang International Airport… either it should be relocated to Seberang Prai that is less congested, or Kulim should be the new air transport hub for the entire northern region of the Peninsula. And, if I may say so, (sorry Penangites), the new international airport at Kulim is a NATIONAL priority, political consideration aside, simply because much of the nation’s success over the last decades is due to the electrical and electronic sub-sector of our economy. The sub-sector is also extremely critical to our nation entering the future era of 5G technology. Malaysia is already miles ahead of its regional competitors in terms of volumes of E&E production. We have the critical mass to spearhead future innovation in this field. And we must not lose ground.
    So, let’s not argue endlessly about the location of the logistical hubs. It is simply logical that you need spacious land for a new modern airport. Besides, Penang port is already there, so let Kulim and Kedah get a fair share of development too. After all, Penang cannot do it alone, and the Penang government should realise that it can no longer think “Penang Only”. That is old thinking which can hinder not only its future development but the entire nation.
    So, Penang. LET GO. JUST LET GO ! And Tun, please speed up the completion of the Kulim International Airport.

  220. mubarakchan May 10,2019 11:45 PM

    Tun

    For those who had an interest in birds especially my feather friends the chirping and singing bulbuls in the young banyan tree, I report that they are still there but only began their daily chore at the sound of my unlatching the front door in the morning. These days these birds have learnt how not to sing their hearts out unlike previously. An occasional chirp or two will do these days. Not only Humankind, birds do learn fast how to malinger these days.

    And the most interesting headline in recent days – none of note today or yesterday, thus

    ” MINISTRY OF TOURISM SUPPORTS KULIM AIRPORT ” Kudos to the Minister.

    How many Malaysians realise given the rule of the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great, the Northern Region will bloom and boom within the next 10 years and definitely so before 20 years. The key States involved are Penang, Kedah and Kelantan reaching down to Taiping, North Perak.

    The nub is the Kulim International Airport which should be planned with 3 runways at the very beginning and potential to develop the requisite terminals 1, 2 and 3 as time permits.

    A full-fledged city should be planned around the Airport which should serve the 4 Northern States and North Perak.

    Land is plentiful in Kedah. But in Penang, WITHOUT THE REALIZATION OF TRANSFORMATION THROUGH WELL-PLANNED CHANGE, there is now a mental hiatus at the top State level whose mind-set seems to be in a strait-jacket – unable to rationalise or think out what is best for the State to gain revenue and the benefits for the Rakyat.

    In the early 1970s, one sibling of Lee Kuan Yew told me in no uncertain terms that Singapore will create WEALTH from its land by boosting its value through careful planning. But Singapore is not Penang, Penang is not Singapore.

    THE ONLY WAY PENANG CAN BOOST THE VALUE OF ITS LAND IS UTILISING THE EXISTING LAND AND NOT POUR BILLIONS OF RINGGITS TO CREATE MORE LAND. See the point, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen ?

    Therefore my New Proposals for Penang is not only cheap but practical, fast, easy to deliver and understand, no huge risky loans to bear, supporters and the Rakyat get immediate benefits, and importantly eco-friendly.

    For those who are unaware of what I am talking about, my Proposal for Penang to begin infra-structure works immediately to garner revenue WITHOUT BORROWING BILLIONS OF RINGGITS, are as follows :-

    1. Scrap the old Bayan Lepas Airport, the Tunnel and the Highway.
    2. Turn the old Bayan Lepas Airport into the New George Town, the finest tropical city in the World for business and holiday resort to be planned by the finest city planner in the World. This will attract tourists like the PETRONAS Towers. Many 100 storey buildings built.
    3. The Southern Border becomes a sandy beach a’la Honolulu, Hawaii, the Western Border for affordable and low cost housing at the foothills, the Northern Border is Sungei Keluang whilst the straits between Penang and Pulau Jerejak maybe filled in for a small regional airport and helicopters. A 4 luxury liners Terminal should be located between Pulau Jerejak and the southern tip of the island. With this huge creation of land which is now worth billions and billions of ringgits, the State Government does not need to borrow for its need.
    4. KOMTAR turned into a Budget and a 4 Star Hotel.
    5. Buildings in Old George Town renovated with State subsidies. Some Street pedestrianized. Trams and cycle lanes introduced.
    6. The 19th Century sewerage system modernised. The flood mitigation schemes augmented and placed underground if possible.
    7. All State Government Offices re-located to the New George Town. The commercial offices will follow. Traffic congestion defused.
    8. The Highway turned into a double track Japanese style country train between Tanjong Bungah, Western foothills, New George Town, Kulim, Butterworth, Sungei Patani.
    9. The Ferry upgraded to serve also Kedah, Langkawi, and North Perak.
    10 A fast train connects the New George Town and Kulim
    11..QUIT RENT AND ASSESSMENT IN OLD GEORGE TOWN SCRAPPED.
    12. Like this the POWER OF PENANG FITS INTO THE POWER OF KEDAH TO CREATE SUPER-POWER LEVERAGE FOR BOTH STATES, THE RICHEST TO COME. We do not require a rocket scientist from Singapore to think this out because Singapore is not Penang, Penang is not Singapore.
    13. Within 20 years, with the construction of the Isthmus of Kra Canal, the sky is the limit for boom time Penang, Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Trengganu and North Perak.
    14. Thai and Singapore investors will rush in.
    15. To facilitate employment, tourism, transport, water etc, a Joint Development Council of Penang and Kedah should be established.
    16. The supporters of the State Government and the Rakyat get their benefits NOW NOT IN 30 YEARS TIME.
    17. At the end of the day, Malaysia has the perfect fit of World Holiday Resort Penang and Kedah with its World Class eco-tourism and other facilities. Where else but Malaysia ? A Gemini Twin generating goodies in terms of employment and revenue 24 hours a day. Where else but Penang and Kedah ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Down with the naysayers, troublemakers, and detractors who now claim there is no excitement in the Malaysia economy. As you said it is just the MINDSET ! Keep smiling.

  221. mubarakchan May 9,2019 4:32 PM

    Tun

    Life is such a wonderful adventure despite all the vicissitudes which we have encountered along the journey. This I am certain you will concurr with me.

    Remember the occasion in April 2010 when I paid you a courtesy call at the Perdana Foundation – a time when the naysayers, the troublemakers and the detractors were pouring the finest quality vitriol on you ?

    I was extremely worried at the direction our beloved Malaysia was going as led by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and the equally corrupt elites and the GLCs.

    People close to you have already warned me that you had left Politics for good. I did not bring this subject up. But what you said that morning intrigued me. You told me to write openly my feelings. It took me nearly a year to do so and to pick on a subject which no one dared to talk about – LEE KUAN YEW.and his Fables and Foibles without any personal connotations.

    Fast trek to the present – 9 May 2019.

    I DISAGREE TOTALLY THAT THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT OF THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE GOOD AND THE GREAT SHOULD PLUNGE SO SOON AFTER GAINING POWER INTO REFORMING COSMETIC ISSUES WHICH ARE

    1. ICERD – International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

    2. ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY. To save a few murderers.

    3. ROME STATUTE

    4. REPEALING THE NATIONAL SECURITY ACT

    5. SEDITION ACT, PREVENTION OF CRIME ACT, PRINTING PRESSES AND PUBLICATIONS ACT AND ALL OTHER ACTS WHICH CONCERN SECURITY, TERRORISM AND THE MULTI-MEDIA.

    From my observations, the proponents of the abolishment of any Act have their heads in the West and their bodies in the East.

    THERE IS NO MENTION OF REVISING THE ESSENTIAL ACTS or bread and butter Acts, LIKE THE COMPANIES ACT 1965, THE BANKRUPTCY ACT 1967 AND THE TRUSTEES ACT 1949. These are the bread and butter Acts which concern the lives of our whole Nation of 31 Million.

    For example over 200,000 young Malays are bankrupt with another 100,000 young non-Malays together another over 300,000 bankrupts.

    In Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, the Bankruptcy Act gives the bankrupts a second chance. But in Malaysia because of Corruption, the over 500,000 bankrupts are locked in by the old Act which had a new Attachment with no bankrupts when it came into operation in October 2017. The Minister responsible was a FAKE and it was alleged this person was influenced by share-brokers, banks etc which dare not do this in Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. There was no revision of the Bankruptcy Act 1967 despite the fact that the INCUMBENT MINISTER OF LAW SAID IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT THAT BANKRUPTS ARE WELL LOOKED AFTER BY READING A FEW LINES FROM THE UNREVISED BANKRUPTCY ACT. Vide. The Star Letter to the Editor 25 June 2018 ‘Bankruptcy Act not Revised’ and 2 May 2019 ‘Long Wait out of Bankruptcy By the next 15th GE, there will be nearly 1,000,000 bankrupts voting against the Incumbent Government which the Opposition will instigate.

    As DSAI commented that it is the provision of food on the table which is important. Not airy-fairy ideas or reforms to please foreign outsiders.

    Tun, as an experienced politician whose main interest was political activities concerning not only Malaysia but the World THAT THE MANIFESTO IS ONLY OF ONE DIMENSION ON PAPER. BUT IN THE PRACTICE OF REALPOLITIK ESEPCIALLY IN A UNIQUE COUNTRY LIKE OUR BELOVED MALAYSIA, THE DIMENSIONS MAY BE AS MANY AS 5 OR MORE IN THIS 21ST CENTURY WORLD !

    And the factors which turned a ONE DIMENSION PROMISE ON A PIECE OF PAPER TO BE AFFECTED BY THE FOLLOWING BECOMES A PROBLEM :-

    1. The unique diversity of Humanity in Malaysia. Even the Chinese are not homogenous. There are Shanghainese, Hakkas, Hokkiens, Foochows, Cantonese, Hainanese, Teochews etc.

    2. The Communal Interest of each Community vis-a-vis the other.

    3. The Divide between Malaysians with different educational backgrounds.

    4. And the Religious Divide.

    5. Instigation by unfriendly neighbours

    6. THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL IN THIS SMALL WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL EVENTS CONCERNING HUMANITY, FINANCE AND POLITICS. At this very moment, ALL MARKETS TURNED RED DUE TO THE DELIBERATE INSTABLITY CREATED BY THOSE WHO HAVE THE POWER TO DO SO.

    7. PRECEDENTS FROM OUR OWN MALAYSIAN HISTORY DATING RIGHT BACK CENTURIES.

    From the above, we have 7 dimensions to consider !

    Therefore, Tun, the proponents and pundits for QUICK QUICK REFORMS are out of touch with REALITY IN REALPOLITIKS OF THE MALAYSIAN KIND.

    Hence your valuable and unique experience of a Life-time in Malaysian Politics is without a peer as your steady and firm hand in leading the New and Incorruptible Government of the Old and the Young, the Good and the Great now shows.- YOUR WAY FOR MALAYSIA TO BE NORMAL AND SUCCESSFUL.

    ALL YOUR BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS EFFORTS CAME AT THE RIGHT TIME TOO IN A ONCE WEALTHY BELOVED MALAYSIA RAPED OF ITS RAKYAT’S WEALTH BY THE TOP LEADERS OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMNET AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND GLCs 2004-2018. The tragedy was that these LEADERS ARE THE HAVES AND NOT THE HAVE-NOTS !

    A financially raped and dying Nation which was Malaysia now given a second chance to recover back to her once WEALTHY AND NORMAL STATUS. Who else could do it but our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ? Where else but Malaysia ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. We are all with you with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    IN YOU WE TRUST ! Keep smiling !

  222. mubarakchan May 9,2019 12:19 AM

    Tun

    CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES ON THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUSTING OF THE SINGAPORE PUPPET CORRUPT AND UNCARING BN GOVERNMENT AND ITS EQUALLY CORRUPT ELITES AND THE GLCs BY YOUR BRILLIANCE AND COURAGE WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY YOUR SIDE. MAY THIS GOVERNMENT LASTS FOR THE NEXT 60 YEARS.KEEP SMILING !

  223. mubarakchan May 8,2019 1:39 PM

    Tun

    This morning my feather friends the chirping and singing bulbuls refused to chirp or sing in the young banyan tree. I only heard a few recalcitrant chirping notes. That was it. It was 6.59 a.m. I suppose even birds have their off days. But for this morning, an idea suddenly sprung up in my head.

    I have noted that pink cheek junior Deputy Ministers seemed to attract the attention of the journalists with absurd announcements like ‘nursery in the Dewan Rakyat,’ or ‘ a Bill to stop bottom pinching ‘ or ‘ stop building condos to improve the traffic ‘ or ‘ abolish death penalty for murderers or ICERD or anything that came to their minds but meant NOTHING.

    Now let us take the case of the Ministry of Information of the Republic Singapore – a one street town of a place.

    This Ministry of Information is huge compared with the size of Singapore. It employs ex-Malaysians from the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca. It leaves no stone unturned in its promotion of the governing Government and its elites with the Policy of only broadcasting Singapore as the World’s Best in everything from the fire-brigade, Navy or the Military or the DBS or chilly Indonesian or Sri Lankan crabs, Hainanese chicken rice etc.

    But an important function is to spy on the sexual peccadilloes of visiting important or earmarked persons of interest or danger to Singapore which adopted this Communist tactic from its very beginnings.

    Lee Kuan Yew was always fearful of being dethroned from his perch. Any site to be visited by him in Singapore was scanned by a bomb disposal squad at least 100 metres or more for bombs in flower pots, trees, lamp-posts etc. Believe it or not ?

    However, by adopting part of the myriad functions of the Ministry of Information of Singapore, I reckon the New and Incorruptible Government as led by our good Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with DSAI and the Team by his side can gain much at minimum cost thus :-

    1. ” TO EACH MINISTRY OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT, A PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT CONSISTING OF JUST ONE MEDIA SAVVY PERSON AND A PHOTOGRAPHER BE ATTACHED TO THE MINISTER’S OFFICE. THE SOLE ROLE OF THIS UNIT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MINISTER’S DAILY FUNCIONS AND DEEDS ARE WELL-PUBLICISED BY THE MEDIA VIA PAPERS OR ON-LINE. THIS UNIT ALSO MONITORS THE TRUE PRESENTATION OF THE NEWS ON THE MINISTER. NO FAKE NEWS PERMITTED.” Like this, the Rakyat is well-informed and know which Minister belongs to which Ministry and what he or she looks like.

    As it is Deputy Ministers of no importance jump the queue and get their pictures all over the media with no real purpose. The Ministers should take the cake not these very junior Deputy Ministers.

    2. ” ALL MEDIA ESPECIALLY THE NEWSPAPERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PUT ASIDE AT LEAST A PAGE TO REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTERS AND THEIR MINISTRIES EVERY DAY.”

    3. ” THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SHOULD BE ON-LINE WITH ITS OWN REPORTS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTERS AND THEIR MINISTRIES SO THAT ALL AREAS OF THE PROPAGATION OF GOVERNMENT’S ACTIVITIES ARE KNOWN TO THE RAKYAT. NOW THE OPPOSITION TAKES THE OFFENSIVE ALL THE TIME AND THE GOVERNMNET ONLY REACTS ON AN AD HOC BASIS. Prevention is better than Cure.

    4. ” LEE KUAN YEW PLACED BRAIN-WASHING AS HIS NO.1 PRIORITY AS WE CAN DISCERN WITH THE MANY BRAIN-WASHED MALAYSIANS AROUND US BRAIN-WASHED BY HIM. AS A RESULT, THESE BRAIN-WASHED MALAYSIANS BELIEVE IN HIS FICTION OR BLUFFOLOGY AND NOT THE TRUTH OR FACTS.”

    With due consideration of propagating the GOOD WORKS AND HARD WORK OF THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT’S YBs AS LED BY OUR GOOD TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE, A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE AND APPRECIATION OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE SEEN IN A BETTER LIGHT BY THE RAKYAT.

    There is another function of the Ministry of Information Singapore which I DO NOT RECOMMEND WHICH IS TO MAKE VIPS AND IMPORTANT FOREIGNERS COMFORTABLE IN SINGAPORE SO THAT THEY HAVE A GLOWING IMPRESSION OF THE TINY PLACE. Believe it or not ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem. Each Ministry becomes PR effective with enhanced employment to project a good impression of the Minister and his Ministry to the Rakyat at minimum cost.

  224. mubarakchan May 7,2019 12:16 AM

    Tun

    I am certainly intrigued by the debates which have been gaining in intensity and momentum concerning the ‘Master Plan’ Development of Penang – A State which had fluctuating fortunes concerning its Rakyat and socio-economic well-being.

    From its British Colonial past to the present, we have noted that the ancient State of Kedah was suppressed in its developments so much so I thought it was a State with big green flies and nothing else. I must apologise humbly for this oversight !.

    For Penang which was once part of Kedah, to move forward in its mega developmenst whilst being only one of the 13 States of the Federation will be difficult because it will always need the Federal Government support as regards control and funds.

    I am equally intrigued that the State Government kept on harping on a ‘Master Plan’ for development which is well-out of date in relation to the fact that the present Federal Government is of the same political ilk as the State of Pulau Pinang. This political factor alone was a sea-change since 9 May 2018 and soon we will all be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the ousting of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elites and the GLCs.

    To all and sundry, the Penang ‘Master Plan’ entails three important and core elements being the Tunnel, the Highway and the 3 reclaimed islands. All of which require billions of ringgits to achieve at a great cost to the environment and to raise the ire of the Rakyat.

    I have been following the ‘Master Plan’ for years and also I have been studying what made Singapore ticked since the end of the 2nd World War in 1945.

    As a person trained to observe and gather facts, I have been able to suggest alternative proposals which are much cheaper, practical, easy to do, faster and eco-friendly both to the environment and the Rakyat. And the best of all the supporters of the Penang State Government get immediate benefits. Hopefully like this, the present State Government will last for the next 60 years.

    Not many people are aware that I am a CONSTITUTIONALIST AND NOT A COMMUNALIST. I am not MCA or DAP. I support all incumbent Governments of the day. My ideas are within the ambits of Sovereignty and National Interest in the overall interest of all. Hence, my ideas or suggestions are for the COMMON GOOD WHICH ARE ENDURING AND NOT SELF-SERVING.

    Singapore’s achievements since the beginning of the Cold War in 1948 to its first recession in 2002 maybe attributed to 2 MAIN FACTORS :-

    1. THE BLACK UNDER COUNTER TRADES OF ARMS TRADING, SMUGGLING, MONEY LAUNDERING, TOADYING UP TO DICTATORS, SANCTIONS BREAKING, COLLECTING FREE VIETNAM WAR DEBRIS, US R & R, BUNKERING, AIR BASE, US AID etc. The huge profits garnered up to the end of the Cold War 1948-1989 for a tiny population of 2 million under an honest and authoritarian Government pushed Singapore from the 3rd to the 1st World. All these activities were under the aegis of Lee Kuan Yew. What has Penang got in this respect apart from a clean set of balanced books ?

    The BRICS grabbed all these goodies from Singapore after the end of the Cold War in 1989 due to Uncle Sam’s hegemonic spiel, ‘Globalization, Free Trade and Human Rights.’ which suited the BRICS to grab trade goodies to a T !.

    2. HAS ANY MALAYSIAN HEARD OF A DR ALFRED WINSEMIUS ?

    Winsemius was a UN economics Dutch expert who was appointed Adviser to the Singapore Government in 1962. He was the sole Adviser from 1962 to 1984 with Dr Goh Keng Swee as his alter ego in Singapore. Winsemius paid 2 visits a year to Singapore to see that his advice was followed and was always accompanied by his wife. He was only paid a meagre salary throughout. It was only in 2017 that a lane in Singapore was name in his honour. What did Winsemius do which made the elites of Singapore suppress his achievements ?

    Winsemius ideas created the Jurong Industrial Park, the sea reclamations off Changi and Katong, the Asian Dollar, the GLCs, the Changi Airport, the glittering buildings we see in Singapore today etc.

    The 2 MAIN FACTORS AS MENTIONED MADE UP THE SINGAPORE OF LEE KUAN YEW who was shrewd enough to get a UN economics expert to assist.

    Therefore, the POLITICAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCENARIO AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PENANG TODAY IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. As I said before Penang is not Singapore. Singapore is not Penang.

    My NEW PROPOSALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PENANG ARE AS FOLLOW WHICH IN NO MANNER REDUCE THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT OR BELITTLE IT BUT ONLY TO ENHANCE IT, HOPEFULLY FOR THE NEXT 60 YEARS> And for its supporters and the Rakyat the immediate benefits :-

    1. Scrap the 3 islands reclamation.
    2. Scrap the Tunnel.
    3. Scrap the Highway
    4. Scrap the old Bayan Lepas Airport.
    5. Turn the Airport into the World’s Finest City, the New George Town designed by the World’s best City Planner. To the south, the sea shore is turned into a sandy beach like Honolulu, Hawaii. To the western foothills, low-cost housing, Pulau Jerejak is flattened for a small regional airport for domestic flights and helicpters with a 4 luxury liners terminal. And the Sungei Keluang its northern border.

    The finest 100 storey hotels, offices and condos will be located here. The whole of the State Government offices as well.

    The new George Town will have trams, escalated walkways, etc. all planned for 21st Century living.

    The State Government will purchase or lease from the owner the Old Airport for a nominal price. Plots of lands should be sold after approval of the City Planner’s work.

    And some funds from the Federal Government to buy up as much land as possible around the Old Airport.

    Singaporean investors will be there first.

    6. KOMTAR turned into 2 hotels one budget, the other 4 star.
    7. Funds from the sale of the New George Town and Federal assistance to up-grade the 18th Century old George Town sewerage system and the flood mitigation schemes which should be underground if possible.
    8. Parts of Old George Town pedestrianized with trams to provide transport. The State will also up-grade the buildings there.
    9. The motor Highway turned into a double track Japanese country style train system from Tanjong Bungah, via the western foothills to the New George Town and goes on to Kulim, Butterworth and Sungei Patani.
    10. A super fast train connects the New George Town and Kulim
    11. Instead of the Tunnel, the Ferry is up-graded with larger ferries which also visit Kedah, Langkawi and Pangkor, Sitiawan, North Perak.
    12. A Joint Penang-Kedah Development Council set up to facilitate employment, water, transport etc.
    13. SCRAP THE QUIT RENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE OLD GEORGE TOWN ! Who will not support the State Government on this for 60 years !
    14. No necessity to borrow huge funds at huge risks.

    Like this, Penang will become the World’s Finest Resort for Leisure by scrapping concrete. And Kedah also becomes the World’s Finest for Eco-tourism. All these could be achieved NOW and not tomorrow.

    BUT THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG SAID YESTERDAY, ‘PROPOSED MAN-MADE ISLANDS CRUCIAL FOR PENANG’S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION.’

    Penang’s economic transformation is towards the HUGE TOURIST MARKET OF THE WORLD WHERE PENANG HAS NO RIVAL OR COMPETITOR, only Singapore ! The tourist money is good, useful and fast. The more the pushing. The more the revenue for the State Government. NO NEED RE-TRAINING OF EMPLOYEES ETC. All can serve the tourist industry immediately. Workers will flow into Penang from points South and Sabah and Sarawak. No need years of waiting for mega projects to be completed which DO NOT PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT.!.

    When the Isthmus of Kra Canal comes within 20 years, Penang and the Northern Region will boom beyond recognition. And if there is reclamation of the sea off Kota Baru, Kelantan ? THE TWO TWINS JUST JOIN HANDS AND BOOM TOGETHER.

    BOTH PENANG AND KELANTAN WILL BECOME THE RICHEST STATES OF MALAYSIA.

    Singapore did not rely on a FEASIBILITY STUDY TO SUCCEED TUN ! Their decision was POLITICAL and made in the NATIONAL INTEREST OF THE SINGAPOREANS.

    AND HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A FEASIBILITY STUDY WHICH SAYS NO, TUN ? On my part, I have never seen one.

    HENCE, A POLITICAL LEADER OR MASTER MUST MAKE THE POLITICAL DECISION FOR THE GOOD OF THE RAKYAT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST WITHIN THE PRECEPTS OF SOVEREIGNTY unlike the irresponsible phrase ‘CASH IS KING’

    Tun, all your examples of original thinking like the N-S Highway, Putrajaya, PETRONAS Towers, KLIA, Proton, Crooked Bridge, Khazanah, Senai, Langkawi, Tioman, Pangkor, creation of tycoons, private colleges and hospital etc WERE ACTUALLY VERY GOOD AND SOUND CONCEPTS. But as we now see with a beautiful hind-sight, the digits let your sound concepts down. The closest aides were another sordid story. The concrete structures remain but the human digits have long since gone ! AND YOU DID NOT RELY ON A DUTCH ECONOMIC ADVISER !

    Let us all hope COMMON SENSE PREVAILS OVER WHATEVER INTERESTS, in the NATIONAL INTEREST IN PENANG’S FORAY TO GAIN MORE REVENUE !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  225. mubarakchan May 5,2019 4:19 PM

    Tun

    There have been two interesting letters on the subject of dissatisfaction with the existing Bankruptcy Act 1967 which have appeared in The Star since 2018.

    1. The Star Letter to Editor 25 June 2018. ‘THE BANKRUPTCY ACT NOT REVISED.’

    2. The Star Letter to Editor 2 May 2019. ‘LONG WAIT OUT OF BANKRUPTCY’

    1. On the first letter, it was alleged that the BN Minister of Law succumbed to the influence of the private financial sector to punish the bankrupts in a 19th Century Victorian manner.

    Unlike Britain Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia which all give bankrupts a second chance without the crooked interference of private financial interests like in Malaysia – 2004-2018.

    On this score, by the next 15th GE there will be nearly 1,000,000 urbanised bankrupt voters who will undoubtedly be stirred up by the Opposition against the incumbent Government if NOTHING IS DONE TO BRING MALAYSIA’S BANKRUPTCY ACT UP TO DATE LIKE BRITAIN, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG AND AUSTRALIA where bankrupts are given a second chance.

    Our YB Minister of Law in the PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, STOOD UP RECENTLY IN THE DEWAN RAKYAT TO ASSURE THAT THE BANKRUPTS ARE WELL LOOKED AFTER BY READING SECTIONS OF THE BANKRUPTCY ACT WHICH WAS NEVER REVISED AND BROUGHT UP TO DATE LIKE THAT IN BRITAIN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE AND AUSTRALIA. With such a simple gesture, the YB MIinister THOUGHT HIS JOB WAS DONE CONCERNING OVER 500,000 SOULS WHO ARE BANKRUPT AND LOCKED IN A 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN FASHION TO BE PUNISHED AS INFLUENCED BY THE PRIVATE FINANCIAL SECTOR AS ALLEGED. So simple, YB ?

    To highlight this fact, at present there are over 200,000 young Malay bankrupts and over 100,000 young non-Malay bankrupts which add on to the over 300,000 older bankrupts. This voters will definitely vote against the incumbent Government with the support of the Opposition.

    3 BN Ministers of Law did nothing to ease the sufferings of the young bankrupts which is an opportunity lost for them to contribute meaningfully to the National economy. They just sat at home doing nothing.

    Of course, the last BN Minister of Law bluffed the bankrupts with an amendment attached which law only began to function after October 2017 ! This meant the new Attachment began with NO Bankrupts but only after October 2017. All the bankrupts were corralled in the unrevised 19th Century style Bankruptcy Act of 1967.

    But the 1982 Marriage Reform Law was fair and just. ALL MARRIAGES BEFORE 1982 WERE RECOGNISED UNLIKE THE FAKE BANKRUPTCY ACT OF THE BN GOVERNMENT !

    CAN THIS BN BLUFFER REALLY SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT BY NOT ONLY BLUFFING OVER 200,000 YOUNG MALAY BANKRUPTS BUT ANOTHER 300,000 OTHER BANKKRUPTS AS WELL ?

    2. On the second letter of justifiable complaint, this has to do with the archaic set-up of the DEPARTMENT OF INSOLVENCY.

    There have been complaints brought to my notice about this Department of Insolvency during the regime of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elites and the GLCs. 2004-2018. The assorted complaints were :-

    1. There were CORRUPTION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF INSOLVENCY in different forms by the digits in control of the System.

    2. ONLY ONE MEETING A YEAR TO DISCHARE THE BANKRUPTS OUT OF A TOTAL OF 400,000 OR MORE ! Only one meeting a year Tun !!! This was the cause of the alleged complaint of the second letter mentioned here. A BOTTLENECK IS CREATED TO FESTER CORRUPTION TO GET THE FIRST HEARING IN A ONCE A YEAR MEETING.

    It is time any Government of the Federation should take cognizance of its treatment of the disadvantaged not only of the aged, single mothers, orphans, drug addicts but also the BANKRUPTS.

    EXCEPT FOR MALAYSIA, THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD OF A SIMILAR ILK DO GIVE THEIR BANKRUPTS A SECOND CHANCE.

    It is time for the New and Incorruptible Government to GET RID OF ALL PRIVATE FINANCIAL INTERESTS INFLUENCE LIKE SHAREBROKERS, BANKS ETC like Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia concerning the revision of the Bankruptcy Act.

    IT IS TIME TO GET RID OF CORRUPTION IN THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    The 1,000,000 Malaysian bankrupts if ORGANISED WILL BE A FORMIDABLE VOTING FORCE TO BRING DOWN ANY INCUMBENT GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT 15th GE.

    Please take note YB Minister of Law in the Prime Minister’s Office. This is a bread and butter issue not those airy-fairy, Anti Bottom Pinching , Constitution Amendments, No Death Penalty for Murderers Bills etc.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem as long as the New and Incorruptible Government puts its heart where it should be concerning the aged, single mothers, orphans, drug addicts, bankrupts etc.. Acheh !

  226. mubarakchan May 3,2019 10:54 PM

    Tun

    After so many months, my feather friends are still with us nesting in the young banyan tree. As the Sun appears earlier in the summer, so too did these songsters which began to chirp and sing at 6.45 a.m. These are not governed by the clock but by the natural sunlight unlike our Humankind who can also work at night on an overtime basis, of course ! I was amused that the YB Minister of Agriculture remonstrated with the Rakyat not to take your pointed comment seriously.

    The interesting headlines thus

    1. ” A WASTE IF MINISTERS DON’T TAP DR M’S EXPERIENCE.”

    As I suggested before, JUST AN HOUR WITH THE PM MONTHLY BY REPORTING THE UP-DATES OF A MINISTRY WILL DO THE TRICK. How many Ministers care to do this ?

    2. ” MALAYSIA OUT TO RETRIEVE RM 29 BILLION IN MISAPPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR 1MDB SAYS DR M. ”

    A special Unit should be set-up in the Ministry of Finance with a complement of the MACC, PDRM, LHDN, BNM etc to retrieve the stolen money overseas no matter how long it will take.

    I refer all to the following publication, “THE DESPOT’S GUIDE TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT: ON THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST GRAND CORRUPTION” by Jason Sharman. Cornell University Press. Excerpt from the book –

    ” WHEN POLITICAL LEADERS STEAL FROM THEIR NATION’S COFFERS THE THEFT IS CALLED KLEPTOCRACY ”

    ” OF COURSE, MANY MORE CORRUPT LEADERS GET AWAY WITH THEIR CRIMES THAN FACE JUSTICE. BUT THE EXPECTATION THAT HOST COUNTRIES HAVE A DUTY TO TAKE ACTION IS A NEW AND IN MANY WAYS, REALLY REMARKABLE DEVELOPMENT.”

    ” WATCH THIS SPACE.THIS COMBINATION OF GLOBAL RULES LEGISLATED ‘FROM ABOVE’ WITH A POWERFUL UPSURGE OF DEMAND SFOR ACCOUNTABILITY ‘FROM BELOW’BRINGS WITH IT THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESCALE AND UNPREDICTABLE CHANGE.”

    See what the terrible Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elite and GLCs have brought to the World !

    3. ” PROTON SELLS 7,011 CARS IN APRIL IN SECOND SPOT FOR FIRST TIME SINCE FEB 2016.”

    Finally, Proton has shed off all the crooked closest aides who made millions of ringgits by padding the 5 wheel rims per car.

    Selling 100,000 cars per year meant making crooked money at say charging RM 100 more per rim = an extra corrupt RM 500 per car.

    For 100,000 cars, this accrued to RM 50,000,000 for the crooked closest aides. And this is just for one single item.

    Then the factory wastes were sold at hundreds of thousands ringgits monthly.

    ALL THESE STOLEN MONEY BELONGED TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE RAKYAT.

    Evidence of all these corrupt money is to be found owning public listed companies, acres of land at Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur, Stradivarius violins, banks etc. I just cannot imagine a serious manufacturer doing these crooked thefts !

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  227. mubarakchan May 2,2019 8:37 PM

    Tun

    It is good very good that any piece of good news is shared amongst all of us Malaysians.

    And this morning like any other good morning even my feather friends the chirping and singing bulbuls in the young banyan tree began their normal chore at 6.45 a.m as soon as I opened the front door.

    What a wonderful accompaniment to the beginning of another lively day in our beloved Malaysia ! Such is Life as I and others like your good self see it too.! And here is the verbatim record of good tidings from the Nikkei Asian Review today thus

    Quote, ” MALAYSIA PMI RISES IN APRIL.

    Nikkei Malsysia Purchasing Manager’s Index or PMI move from 47.2 in March to 49.2 in April recording its highest since September 2018. Recordings above 50 indicate an expansion while those below 50 points to a contraction. The improvement was supported by foreign demand. New export orders rose for the first time in 5 months from. US, Singapore and Japan. Healthy export demand eased sentiments. Business confidence about production in the year ahead reached its highest level since October 2013.

    The PMI suggests that ‘manufacturing’ should help drive faster economic growth to just over 5% at the start of the second quarter. ” Unquote.

    How many Malaysians took note of this good piece of news for our beloved Malaysia under your Leadership, Tun ?

    It is not the first swallows which make the Indian Summer. But the first arrival of news of good tidings which will return gradually and eventually our beloved Malaysia back to her rightful place in the Sun after our horrendous experience of wanton Corruption by the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elites and the GLCs 2004-2018. These solid data can only be achieved from honesty and hard-work over time which as reported spanned over only 10 months, 9 May 2018 – 31 March 2019 after 14 years 2004-2018 of wanton self-destruction by those in POWER.

    Kudos to the New and Incorruptible Government with DSAI and the Team by your side.

    More good news will come with the strong US economy.

    Unfortunately, palm oil is on the weak side due to EU politics. Otherwise all is well. Our job is now to create more jobs for all and this would begin with the ECRL, Bandar Malaysia, the New Proposals for Penang etc In these we trust your Leadership.

    SUCCESS FOR YOU AND ALL IS JUST A WHISPER AROUND THE CORNER, TUN.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  228. mubarakchan May 1,2019 1:53 PM

    Tun

    Two interesting headlines this morning, thus :-

    1. ‘ ZURAIDA TO HELM CHINESE NEW VILLAGES ‘

    2. ‘ PROPERTY OVERHANG CONTINUES TO INCREASE ‘

    YB Zuraida is my favourite lady Minister. She talks sense all the time which means she thinks sense all the time.

    This is good for a person who is a Minister to lead and implement Policies to produce the right results which benefit the Rakyat. I am certain she will succeed where GENERATIONS OF MCA BIG WIGS FAILED.

    As with social matters, the pitfalls are many due to the ineffective and incompetent MCA Leaders in the later years of the 20th Century as the young and dynamic MCA leaders of the 1950s and the 1960s grew old. This attrition of the MCA leaderships in the New Villages was compounded by the emigration of the young to the towns to earn a better living. Now, the New Villages are full of aged folk who are waiting to live their days out.

    Age old issues like citizenships, land titles, red ICs, empty schools, non-existent public facilities, clinics etc are the works cut out for the YB Minister who I feel is the right person for this job. Even if YB Minister is able to move this mountain one inch, this should be consider a great success – such is the task which lies before her.

    KUDOS TO THE PRIME MINISTER TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD WITH DSAI AND THE TEAM BY HIS SIDE AND THE NEW AND INCORRUPTIBLE GOVERNMENT FOR THIS VISIONARY AND REALISTIC APPOINTMENT OF YB MINISTER ZURAIDA to this important socio-economic job which will be a template for all RURAL VILLAGES TO COME.

    2. As expected the over-hang in surplus residential properties all over the country must be the responsibility of the Singapore Puppet Corrupt and Uncaring BN Government and its equally corrupt elites and the GLCs 2004-2018.

    The modus operandi in China is the same as in Malaysia but it is larger by at least 1,000 times. In practice, the political socio-economic system is similar. Hence the pitfalls are similar.

    What to do ? We cannot sit around doing nothing. The banks must be fidgety too. And the developers, the Johnny-come-lately who are caught at the lower reaches of the downturn, would have sold NOTHING.

    Of course there are cogent reasons for the New and Incorruptible Government to hold back the requisite stimuli until its coffers are back to a normal keel and also its supportive policies with the banks are firm and strong.

    But between the devil and the deep blue sea, I suggest that JOINT PROMOTIONS OF UNSOLD PROPERTIES BY BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE DEVELOPERS SHOULD BE LAUNCHED IN CHINA, INDIA, MIDDLE EAST, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG ETC AS RECOMMENDED by those in the know as soon as possible. The money spent will be miniscule but the returns if sales are achieved are laudable. IN OTHER WORDS, AN INTENSIVE PR EXERCISE TO SELL IS A GAP WHICH MAY HAVE TO BE FILLED IN THE INTERIM PERIOD.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No problem.

  229. mubarakchan May 1,2019 1:16 PM

    Tun

    For HBT456, as a qualified doctor, I diagnose you as a case of full-blown SENILE DEMENTIA who should be barred from ALL BLOGS IN THE WORLD. You are No.71 on my list who lost to my KARMA under the category of BRAIN DEAD. Well-done you worked yourself against me for no good reason and now you are listed as No.71.

  230. mubarakchan May 1,2019 10:10 AM

    Tun

    With your permission, this comment is just for the yellow slimy spineless worm of a useless Chinaman cowardly hiding behind a fake name.- If you have any brilliance and courage like our beloved Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, you would not hide behind a fake name and attack and made snide remarks against me the only Chinese here contributing meaningfully and constructively to the well-being of our beloved Malaysia and her Rakyat including lowly worms like you. Your intense frustration with yourself and your jealousy of others show in every one of your stupid and incoherent comments. STOP IT YOU FOOL AND STOP MENTIONING MY NAME AND GO WORSHIP YOUR GOD LEE KUAN YEW.

  231. HBT456 May 1,2019 7:23 AM

    WHICH SINGAPOREAN INVESTOR WOULD NOT RUSH TO INVEST IN THE NEW GEORGE TOWN ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem KEEP SMILING !

    RUSH to invest in new George Town treating property buyers, the fixed income contributor to hedge against future inflation due to jimat cermat by offering horrible quality of property?

    When will the case of arul a/l kandasamy who changed his name to azrul kanda kandasamy to be trialed, mubarakchan?

    Who is he?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arul_Kanda_Kandasamy

    If he is not trial first, then, i could assume dsai may be a interim or forever in waiting perdana menteri.

    Today, tony fernandez said dont burden tourists so that everyone can fly by lowering the price to stay competive as budget airline.

    A couple of days later, an infant of 2 months was allowed to fly with air asia died on this budget airline owned by malaysian management though they are diretors of indian and malay races.

    You dont believe in karma, mubarakchan?

    Poor dad vs rich dad?

    Am i racist?

    You go do the math yourself.

    P/s: dia hilang wang sebanyak 10 millions kerana dia pilih quantity vs dia untung 10 millions kerana dia pilih quality, which way suits you when you are talking about long term investment?

  232. mubarakchan Apr 30,2019 3:48 PM

    Tun

    WHICH SINGAPOREAN INVESTOR WOULD NOT RUSH TO INVEST IN THE NEW GEORGE TOWN ?

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always. No problem KEEP SMILING !

  233. mubarakchan Apr 30,2019 3:33 PM

    Tun,

    I wonder if the Penang State Government is savvy enough to realise that by closing down the Bayan Lepas Airport, it could be turned into a GOLD MINE for the State ? It is like this.

    1. The Federal Government will be pleased that the Bayan Lepas Airport close down because this will give an added flip to the Kulim International Airport which becomes a full-fledged airport with all the services and facilities.

    2. As a second step, the Penang State Government either purchase or obtain a 99 year lease from the owner of the Bayan Lepas Airport land say at RM 1 Billion.

    3. The State then sell off the purchased or leased land on a 99 year lease for a profit. This should accrue to billions of ringgits in the near future.

    4. The State obtains a long term Loan from the now accommodative Federal Government to buy up all the FTZ lands and whatever property is available adjoining the old Bayan Lepas Airport.

    5. The State on sells the non-Bayan Lepas lands to private investors for a profit.

    6. All the profits from the sale of the Bayan Lepas and non-Bayan Lepas lands by the State are channelled to the upgrading of the old George Town sewerage works and the flood mitigation schemes.

    7. All the State Government buildings in the Old George Town will be re-located to the New George Town. Others will automatically follow.

    8. Federal financial assistance is sought for the Japanese country style train which runs along the Highway between Tanjong Bungah and circuitously via the New George Town, Kulim International and Butterworth.with possible extensions to Sungei Patani.

    9. Scrap all Quit Rent and Assessment in the Old George Town.

    10. Supporters of the Penang State Government are given opportunities in the New George Town literally immediately. Where else but the New George Town ?

    11. Penang becomes one of the richest States in Malaysia and becomes the Numero Uno of the Holiday Resort and Leisure of the World without much effort, money and time.

    12. The Rakyat will be delighted with this NEW APPROACH BY THE PENANG STATE GOVERNMENT which should rule for the next 60 years.

    Malaysia Boleh Tun as always ! No more problem. Keep smiling. Another feather of achievement in your cap by your New and Incorruptible Government.

  234. mubarakchan Apr 30,2019 10:52 AM

    Tun

    Even though this morning is overcast with foreboding grey clouds which threaten to rain, to me it was another wonderful morning in a land blessed with all the good and normal things one would expect in our beloved Malaysia.

    Even our friendly and chirpy bulbuls got up earlier than usual at 6.49 a.m. and began the chore of chirping and singing having disappeared for a few days from the young banyan tree probably to China like some of our distinguished Malaysians.

    Due to a dire lack of interesting headlines this morning which means we are slowly getting back to a normal day’s work without any fake news manufactured by the Opposition media, I will raise my own topic which is :-

    ” Are the Malaysians aware how fortunate we are that the People’s Republic of China as led by President Xi Jin-ping is pushing forward with the Belt and Road Initiative.”

    Unlike any other Aid which was promoted by the United States in the distant past, China promoted the Belt and Road Initiative as a joint venture between Sovereign Nations. This is the best formula for development for all the Nations which fall within the ambit of the Belt and Road Initiative.

    But if a country is led b