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THE LOBBY SYSTEM 35

1.​We all know what a lobby is. But in the U.S. lobby refers largely to people specialising in influencing the Government through their contacts with the Congressmen and Senators and members of the Government including the President. We don’t have lobbyistsin Malaysia. They would be considered as cronies of the Government. 2.​In the U.S. the ...

NATIONAL SECURITY 36

NATIONAL SECURITY
This is a translation of the earlier posting KESELAMATAN NEGARA 1. During my time as Prime Minister, both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister were jointly responsible for national security. 2. At times I held the post of Defence Minister while the Deputy Prime Minister is the Home Minister responsible for the police. ...

KESELAMATAN NEGARA 25

1. Semasa saya menjadi Perdana Menteri, masalah keselamatan Negara dipikul bersama oleh saya dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri. 2. Adakalanya saya memegang jawatan Menteri Pertahanan dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri memegang jawatan Menteri Dalam Negeri yang bertanggunjawab ke atas Polis. Adakalanya apabila saya tentukan saya sebagai Perdana Menteri akan mengambil tugas Menteri Dalam Negeri, maka Timbalan Perdana ...

SPRINGTIME IN PUTRAJAYA 16

SPRINGTIME IN PUTRAJAYA
1. Putrajaya is blooming. The trees along Persiaran Utara and Leboh Sentosa are like sakura trees, sometimes covered with pink and white flowers completely or with some leaves and more flowers. 2. It has never been like this. Perhaps it is because of the dry weather. 3. Unfortunately when it rains the flowers drop. But ...

CENSORSHIP 24

1. During the time when I was leading the Government, I was accused by Western nations, in particular by the Western media of controlling the press. Since retirement I read a lot about the administration of Western countries. The censorship they practise on their press and publication is more stringent than anything we have seen ...

THE RAW HATRED FOR PROTON 1

THE RAW HATRED FOR PROTON
1. The raw hatred for Proton by some members of the media is quite unprecedented. Nothing is right about Proton. It should really be bankrupted and closed down. That will reduce the price of cars so everyone in Malaysia can own a foreign made car. 2. Firstly car prices are high because taxes are high. ...

The MCA 52

The MCA
1. The MCA has decided practically unanimously to rejoin the Government as members of the cabinet. This should be welcomed by Malaysians; not all of course, but a majority. 2. Many have criticized the role played by the MCA in the Malaysian Government. It is obvious that UMNO dominated the Government. But then UMNO has ...

BRIM 61

BRIM
1. I am amused by the remarks of a Minister that the refusal by 17,000 people in Ipoh to accept the BRIM handout is a mark of their maturity. 2. Actually quite a few people said to me that BRIM is bribe especially when given just before elections. It is the same as giving people ...

BOYCOTT ISRAELI PRODUCTS 50

BOYCOTT ISRAELI PRODUCTS
1. Europeans have supported Israel since its formation 60 years ago. After all Israel was created by the Europeans. As a result they close their eyes to all the undemocratic and inhuman deeds of the Israelis. 2. Now a group of Europeans have formed a Non-Government Organisation to fight injustice. And they consider the Israeli ...

MULTIRACIAL MALAYSIA 16

MULTIRACIAL MALAYSIA
1. Malaysia is a truly multiracial country. It is truly so because Malaysians retain their identification with their countries of origin. 2. Multiracial countries are almost never peaceful. More so if the races follow different religions, speak different languages and adhere to different cultures as in Malaysia. 3. But contrary to general expectations, Malaysia is ...