Archive for August, 2021

Driving Investors Away – Prolonging Covid-19 Pandemic In Malaysia Threatens Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

Johor Sultan Ibrahim has every reason to be concerned that investors will not only lose confidence and leave, but also affect the country’s image overseas, not to mention driving away tourists. He was upset over the government’s hastily hatched new conditions for the MM2H (Malaysia My Second Home) programme. Now, foreigners have reasons to dump […]

... written on Aug 30 2021

No Evidence – Biden Not Happy After All U.S. Spy Agencies Still “Inconclusive” Over Origins Of Covid-19

After 90 days of investigations carried out by all the U.S. intelligence agencies, there is still no evidence to point finger at China as the exact origin of Covid-19. Newly installed U.S. President Joe Biden issued an order in May to the intelligence community to “redouble efforts” to collect and analyze information, hoping to find […]

... written on Aug 28 2021

Muhyiddin’s Puppet – PM Sabri “Recycles” The Same Old Clueless & Incompetent Bloated Cabinet Of 70 Members

Ismail Sabri has taken “new ketchup in old bottle” to a new level. People who prematurely praised the newly installed prime minister a day earlier for his effort to reach out to the Opposition have started kicking themselves. Despite the Opposition’s promise not to vote against him in Parliament, it appears the “turtle egg” man […]

... written on Aug 27 2021

Australia’s Covid-19 Infections Hit Record 1,029 Cases – Sydney Hospitals Scrambled To Set Up Emergency Tents

For the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic began in Australia, the country’s new daily infections have breached above 1,000 cases. Three people, all unvaccinated, have died. It was so bad that Sydney, the country’s largest city and the epicenter of the current outbreak, has scrambled to set up emergency outdoor tents to deal with […]

... written on Aug 26 2021

Neutralizing Azmin & Zahid – Making Sense Of The Latest Consensus Between PM Sabri & Pakatan Harapan

Conveniently, newly installed Prime Minister Ismail Sabri met top leaders of Pakatan Harapan (the largest Opposition coalition) today (August 25). Accidentally, the meeting took place after Azmin Ali, armed with 10 MPs, threatened to withdraw support for the fragile government – unless he is made the Deputy Prime Minister. Coincidentally, Sabri and the Opposition struck […]

... written on Aug 25 2021

UMNO In Trouble – Azmin Could Become The First Gay Prime Minister If His Threat For Deputy PM Succeeded

On his first day as the 9th Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri has already screwed up spectacularly. As part of a PR exercise to project himself as a caring leader, his first official visit was to Kedah on Monday (August 23). The itinerary for the visit was to several flood-hit areas and meet with families affected […]

... written on Aug 24 2021

Sabri’s Draft Cabinet Leaked – No Deputy PM Or Deputy Ministers, But UMNO Takes Strategic Ministries While Azmin & Zuraida Demoted

Ismail Sabri, the country’s third prime minister in 3 years, has officially taken over from Muhyiddin Yassin, whose government collapsed after Sabri’s political party pulled its support. While Muhyiddin is now Malaysia’s shortest serving prime minister, his record of 17 months in power could be broken anytime if there are new plots to overthrow the […]

... written on Aug 23 2021

US$2 Trillion Up In Smoke – U.S. Lost Another War In Afghanistan, And Left Behind Billions Worth Of Weapons & Equipments

Since 2001, the United States has spent US$2.26 trillion in Afghanistan, according to Brown University’s calculations in its “Costs of War Project”. Nearly US$1 trillion – the biggest chunk – was spent on Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget. Basically, OCO was special funding created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 for overseas war […]

... written on Aug 21 2021

Get Your Popcorn & Coke – Watch How Perikatan Nasional 2.0 Disintegrates Again As Civil War For Power Begins

Imagine Opposition Pakatan Harapan returns to power this week. If they manage to fix the Coronavirus pandemic and the economy, you can bet your last penny the now-collapsed backdoor Perikatan Nasional coalition will claim credit. Former PM Muhyiddin will claim that the success is due to all the hard work and innovative programmes put in […]

... written on Aug 19 2021

The King Should Have Learned His Lesson – PM Wannabe Ismail Sabri Should Not Count His Chicken Before They Hatch

King Sultan Abdullah had made two biggest blunders. First, he – either ignorantly or deliberately – chose Muhyiddin Yassin as the 8th Prime Minister last year without verifying the authenticity of the support he actually possessed. That was why Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional government has been called a backdoor government. The entire process lacked legitimacy and […]

... written on Aug 18 2021

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