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Congrats Mahathir – VP Abdul Rashid’s Demand For Contracts Is Proof PPBM Is Becoming As Corrupt As UMNO



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Dec 31 2018
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A couple of moons ago, 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad proudly declared that corruption in Malaysia has become a thing of the past following the change in government. The world’s oldest prime minister won the country’s general election in May on promises of fighting corruption and reforming institutions, blaming the previous Najib Razak regime for plunging the country into heavy debt.

 

Najib son of Razak has become the poster boy of corruption and money laundering, thanks to his 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) scandal. After the downfall of the previous corrupt administration, Mahathir has been telling all and sundry – “Corruption is almost no more as there is a fear of the law. This is a major success. We don’t hear about corruption anymore.

 

Interestingly, about 2 months after the premier tried to convince the world that the new Malaysia is a different country with zero corruption, he dropped a bombshell – that corruption and bribery have become the culture of ethnic Malays, who no longer care for their race, religion and country in their desire to satisfy their greed. Again, he blamed the Najib regime who believed “cash is king.”

Mahathir Mohamad - Blue Suit 2

Can Mahathir make up his mind – is Malaysia a corrupt-free country because bribery had miraculously vanished overnight, or because bribery has already become part of the Malay culture, therefore, such culture cannot be considered as corruption anymore? The PM should realise the youth and new generation cannot be hoodwinked easily today, unlike his first era from 1981 to 2003.

 

It would be extremely stupid of Mahathir to think the young Malaysians would accept whatever he said as gospel when his actions or the actions of some warlords within his party – PPBM (Bersatu) – shows a different picture. For example, the old man announced corruption is no more, but at the same time, he has no issue welcoming crooks from UMNO, the same party he had condemned for corruption.

 

In yet another proof that his party is being transformed into a new re-branded corrupt version of UMNO, Mahathir’s lieutenant – Vice President Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman – openly demands for government contracts. Heck, Mr. Rashid, who is a former Election Commission chairman, even said that it would be “stupid” to deny PPBM leaders access to lucrative government projects.

PPBM Vice-President Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman

The PPBM VP said – “If we have won, we will have to win (the next general election) by whatever way possible, by hook or by crook”, suggesting that Mahathir government should grant tenders and contracts to party division chiefs of PPBM so they could defend their victory in the next election. In other words, the party’s leaders should be enriched the same way UMNO crooks had grabbed contracts for themselves.

 

Abdul Rashid, one of the most corrupt Election Commission (EC) chiefs, was made one of PPBM’s vice-presidents in 2016. He joined the extreme Malay rights group Perkasa in 2013, and was famously quoted as saying that the three redelineation exercises during his term at the EC were specifically designed to ensure the continued political dominance of the ethnic Malays.

 

At the just concluded PPBM (Bersatu) general assembly, Mr. Rashid also demanded for the functions of the Federal Development Department (JPP) to be reinstated for the benefit of the party’s division and branch chiefs nationwide. He argued that by doing so, the leaders would be able to secure more projects, with the funds going back to their respective communities.

Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman – Former Election Commission Chief

Amazingly, Rashid’s idea of getting government contracts – even using the crook way – received standing ovation and applause from the thousands of PPBM participants on the last day (Dec 30) of the party’s general assembly. Wait a minute. Does not this scenario look very familiar? Yes, it had happened previously during the past UMNO general assembly.

 

It appears the same corruption story is about to repeat itself, looking at how PPBM chiefs shamelessly asking for easy contracts to enrich themselves, family members and cronies but disguised under the pretext of helping the Malay community. Like UMNO, PPBM warlords like Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman are sending a message that they won’t work unless their hands are greased.

 

Of course, PM Mahathir has downplayed the demands for government contracts and positions. Yet, he cunningly said if his party members are awarded government contracts, people should not assume that it is because they are from the party. Seriously? Had Ahmad Zahid Hamidi not insulted his Indian ancestry – calling him the son of Iskandar “Kutty” – perhaps Mahathir might accept the crook too.

Zahid Hamidi Meets Mahathir Mohamad - After 14th General Election

Amusingly, Mahathir conceded that there was no way to ensure the awarding of government contracts and projects to his party members would not be abused. The premier knew precisely that the idea of giving away contracts goes against the concept of a responsible and accountable government. And he knew UMNO did exactly the same before the Malay nationalist party collapsed.

 

Already, Mahathir’s political party has taken a page out of UMNO’s book – incapable and greedy warlords or chiefs blocking the rise of promising talents in an attempt to protect their own positions. And now one of the vice presidents has suggested going full-blown UMNO and adopts the practice of favouritism, cronyism, nepotism and even corruption.

 

Perhaps the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should be roped in especially after the PPBM vice president has openly asked for contracts and projects. More importantly, Mahathir has to clarify why his party is unable to function without abusing and stealing the government contracts and projects, even though they are the federal government?

Najib Razak with Mahathir Mohamad - Happily Waving and Smiling

Like it or not, Abdul Rashid appeared to have given Mahathir a slap in the face for suggesting that PPBM would lose the next general election without free flow of money, when the premier has earlier whined, cried and bitched until foaming at the mouth that Malays cannot continue to depend on the government for financial aid as it was a form of “crutch”.

 

Mahathir would be seen contradicting – even humiliating – himself for scolding and lecturing the ordinary Malays for being lazy and weak and depended on the government, but yet at the same time agree to give “crutches” to his party’s lazy chiefs and corrupt warlords. Its plain arrogant and stupid to think people don’t know the demand for contracts is a form of corruption similarly practiced by Najib and Rosmah once.

 

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A strong Malay party in gov’t would be a recipe for racism.

The place for a strong Malay party is the Opposition.

Never allow Melayu to rule again.

The majority in law is that on the gov’t side in Parliament, not that in Parliament, in demography or the streets.

In a democracy, it’s the majority in law — i.e. on the gov’t side in the legislature — that has the right to rule.

Mahathir said he believes in a strong Opposition, not a two-thirds majority for gov’t.

By strong Opposition, he means a non-Malay led Opposition. Today, the Opposition is mostly Malay.

The minority in law are the losing votes in a seat in the election. Since they don’t have non-constituency seats in the legislature, as in many countries, they can take to the streets to be heard.

Real democracy begins when the minority are given the right to be heard in the legislature.

Rule of Law basis of the Constitution.

The Constitution is colour blind.

Read the Definition of Malay in Article 160.

This is an artificial construct, an aberration in law.

There are no Malays in the world. Austronesian, mentioned by western scholars, are not Malay.

The Malay language was created from a Cambodian dialect, by Hindus and Buddhists from southeast India, to be the lingua franca for the Archipelago.

They superimposed Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali on Malay.

The so-called Malays in Malaya should return to being Tamil, Malayalee, Yemeni, Turk (all from India); and Bugis, Javanese, Minang and Aceh (all from Indonesia); and Patani (from Thailand).

Mahathir should go back to being Malayalee. It’s not certain whether he has some drops of blood from his mother’s side from Thailand or Indonesia. This part of his lineage may have been made up.

Mahathir represents a small group of losers, born losers, and sore losers who want to continue to be parasites, leeches, bloodsuckers and freeloaders at the expense of the nation.

Mahathir, in his own sneaky way, is trying to say that the so-called Malays still need gov’t help for the next 60 years.

Mahathir, by rooting for the so called Malays, was not rooting for them at all but a small group.

He should not continue to use the so-called Malays as an excuse for his small group.

Just look at the National Debt Burden, the rising prices and the lack of development especially in Sabah Sarawak.

Umno did not fail a small group which grew very wealthy at the expense of the nation.

This is the group that Mahathir is rooting for under the guise of the Malay Agenda.

Mahathir is only interested in how much capital this group can accumulate. The same group created May 13.

Mahathir was not so interested in plundering.

He allegedly helped others, including reportedly his children, plunder the public treasury.

He’s the only Prime Minister in the world whose children went from rags to riches, from paupers to billionaires.

How did Mahathir accumulate RM30m if not through money laundering?

If Malays read Das Kapital they will see through Mahathir and this group.

Unfortunately, many Malays don’t speak English. It’s the English language that can free them.

The Malays can’t count, much less calculate. THIEF Najib was the worst.

The Chinaman can buy Melayu at a loss and sell him at a profit. Witness that prices did not come down after GST was scrapped, and in fact went up further after SST was introduced.

Traders will use every excuse to increase prices. They will never bring them down. This is why many Chinese get richer and the others including Chinese get poorer.

Traders don’t pass the GST refunds to consumers. The gov’t should not give GST refunds to traders.

Malays being poor with figures and Chinese traders are the two major problems in managing the economy.

Mahathir is good only at calculating voter trends.

His management of the economy only stores up problems for the future.

THIEF Najib was a victim of Mahathir’s management of the economy.

Another problem with THIEF Najib was that he couldn’t control the narrative. He paid tons of money to shity white conmen to help him with the narrative.

They made things worse for him and contributed to his downfall.

Waytha Moorthy, in an echo of THIEF Najib, is relying on the Tamil Tigers at his Ministry.

So far, they have been doing a good job of helping to shorten his tenure in gov’t.

I doubt Waytha will last in gov’t until GE15.

Then, when thrown out, he will patch up with THIEF Najib and demonise PH and Anwar.

The Definition of Malay in Article 160 should be abolished.

The Constitution is colour blind.

Malay should be removed from Article 153.

ICERD should be ratified.

MA63 the way forward for Sabah Sarawak.

Malaysia should attend the annual Council on Malaysia at the UN and report the progress it has made, as Trustee under MA63, on steering Sabah Sarawak on self-determination, self-government and independence.

When it comes to Borneo, the Malaysian Constitution must mean the High Court of Borneo and the Federal Court reading the Federal Constitution together with MA63 and the other constitutional documents on Malaysia.

The Definition of law in the Federal Constitution should be confined to Malaya under the Federation of Malaya Agreement 1948 and the Federation of Malaya Independence Act 1957.

MA63 mentions Malaysian Constitution. It does not state the document must be written/codified.

Sabah Sarawak should withdraw from all Federal Cabinet posts except defence, internal security, foreign affairs and Malaysian Common Market.

Sabah Sarawak should contribute for the upkeep of the Borneo portion of the four Ministries.

In return, the Federal gov’t should stop collecting revenue in Sabah Sarawak and return their oil and gasfields

I should think this Abdul Rashid be hauled in by MACC and questioned what he meant ‘by hook or by crook’. Hopefully eventual events can be well publicised by media so these kind of politicians will behave and change their mentality. In a way TM is controversial by not walking his own talk. Put politics aside, the injured nation comes first, even if Bersatu has to sacrifice itself. That should be the eventual way for Bersatu to progress, afterall they are only 2 years old compared to the other component parties. I fear with this rush, Bersatu will really fark up the country.

“The so-called Malays in Malaya should return to being Tamil, Malayalee, Yemeni, Turk (all from India); and Bugis, Javanese, Minang and Aceh (all from Indonesia); and Patani (from Thailand).”

The Malays migrate from Yunnan in southern China, and mix with IndoChinese and Indonesians, not india, much as this fernandez indian wants to shift the narrative.

Like the Chinese and East Asians, they don’t have hairy chest and legs, okay.

Fernandez says: “The Chinaman can buy Melayu at a loss and sell him at a profit. Witness that prices did not come down after GST was scrapped, and in fact went up further after SST was introduced.

Mamak restaurants are the main culprits. A plate of nasi with dismal side veges costs over the roof, much more than Chinese restaurants..

Fernandez says: “Malays being poor with figures and Chinese traders are the two major problems in managing the economy.”

No, no, it is the indian streets gangs and their uneducated lot that is the main major problem in Malaysia. Carjackers, break-ins, a dead fireman all has one thing in common. Okay !

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