A Summary Of How People Suffered & Agong Insulted During 33-Month Backdoor Governments Of PN & BN

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Nov 18 2022
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When the democratically-elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was toppled after just 22 months in power in March 2020, some conservative Malays were extremely excited. They did not think it was wrong that a Malay leader like Mahiaddin Yassin had betrayed friends and allies. The obsession for a “Malay-Muslim” government overwhelmed everything, including Malay’s culture and values.


Even the Agong (King) and his royal brothers were quite thrilled with the formation of the backdoor Perikatan Nasional government led by Muhyiddin (Mahiaddin). The initial suspicion that traitor Muhyiddin had been illegitimately installed as the 8th Prime Minister on March 1, 2020 was proven when Dewan Rakyat (Lower House) sitting, scheduled to meet on March 9, was postponed to May 18, 2020.


There could be only one reason why Muhyiddin, Malaysia’s first backdoor PM, did not dare face the 222-seat Parliament. The 72-year-old Bersatu president was sworn in without the necessary 112 minimum seats required to form a simple majority government. Had he opened the Parliament, a motion of confidence could challenge his legitimacy.

Muhyiddin Yassin - Prime Minister Legitimacy In Question

The undemocratic coup caught the attention of the Guardian, a British daily newspaper that went as far as calling the political development a “Royal Coup” – suggesting that the Malaysian monarch was somehow involved in returning the extremely corrupted UMNO political party, which until the May 2018 General Election, had ruled for 61 years since independence in 1957.


The Guardian was questioning the legitimacy of Muhyiddin by virtue of the monarch’s refusal to meet Mahathir to ascertain the 94-year-old former premier’s claim made at the eleventh hour that he had the crucial 114 MPs support to form the government. That would mean Muhyiddin had only 108 votes. Even till Muhyiddin was toppled in August 2021, his legitimacy had never been tested.


The country would soon learn its lesson about having a leader who was not only illegitimate, but also clueless and incompetent. On March 1, 2020, the day Mr Muhyiddin was sworn in, the country had only 29 Coronavirus cases and “zero death” under the previous Pakatan Harapan government. But on the day he was forced to resign – 17 months later – the country saw a total of 1,424,639 infections and 12,784 deaths.

Coronavirus - Malaysia Covid-19 Record Cases and Deaths - KLCC

Everything started when power-hungry Muhyiddin, after seizing the federal government through a political coup, had wanted to also gobble Sabah state government. First, he ordered his newly appointed Attorney General Idrus Harun to drop all 46 corruptions and money-laundering charges against former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman on June 9, 2020.


Musa then bribed some Sabah assemblymen to switch sides, forcing then-Chief Minister Shafee Apdal to dissolve the Sabah Legislative Assembly on July 30, 2020. During the election campaign from Sept 12 until polling day on Sept 26, social distancing was not fully enforced or practiced. It triggered a sharp spike of Covid-19 cases after a surge in travel to and from Sabah for the Borneo statewide elections.


Worse, politicians – emboldened and complacent with low Covid-19 cases – had taken photographs in crowds without face masks. There was absolutely no action taken against politicians, campaign volunteers or supporters who breached the health SOP (standard operating procedure). The Ministry of Health also did not mandate 14-day quarantine for Sabah arrivals in the Peninsular.

Sabah State Election – Muhyiddin Launches Gabungan Rakyat Sabah GRS

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah justified that 14-day quarantine was not mandatory for Sabah arrivals in the Peninsular because not all arrivals returned from red zones. Politicians who did not undergo a 14-day home quarantine included Ministers Annuar Musa, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Najib Razak and of course, Prime Minister Muhyiddin himself.


Politicians, especially ministers in the Muhyiddin government, often ignored the 14-day self quarantine at home as a preventive measure. For example, the prime minister had quietly granted permission to his Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister – Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali – to visit Turkey from July 3-7. Upon his return from Istanbul, he skipped the 14-day mandatory quarantine.


The backdoor government essentially saw the birth of “double standard”, which spread like wildfire. For example, Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon blatantly and arrogantly breached the Covid SOP when he attended a durian feast in June 2021, but lied about it. Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa repetitively breached the same SOP, and got away scot free.

Malaysia Parliament Building

To cling to power, the backdoor regime had implemented multiple MCO lockdowns under the pretext of fighting Coronavirus. Parliament was basically shut down during the movement control order, which restrict movement by states or even by districts. However, the “elite and privileged” class or VVIPs like ministers and their families were not subjected to the SOPs or movement restrictions.


For example, eight villagers, including a senior citizen, were arrested on their way to Tenom in Sabah to buy food and medicine. They were fined RM1,000 each for breaching the travel restriction. On the other hand, Nurulhidayah, the wealthy daughter of UMNO president Zahid Hamidi, was given a discount and fined only RM800 for breaching the same SOP.


While people were suffering as a result of prolonging lockdowns, PM Muhyiddin and his gang of 17 politicians happily splashed RM6,500 on a meal in the Parliament House, including savouring close to RM3,000 worth of lobsters. Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Bung Moktar was photographed consuming turtle eggs, while Economics Minister Mustapa Mohamed was caught having his meal at a coffee shop.

Muhyiddin and MPs - Expensive Lobster Lunch - Speaker Azhar Art Harun and Crooks

Unable to put food on the table, the #BenderaPutih movement was started by netizens to help those in dire need of food and essentials. While the government was in denial over its “KerajaanGagal” (failed government) trademark, the “BenderaPutih” (white flag) was initiated because people have lost faith in the useless, clueless and incompetent regime.


In 2020, under Perikatan Nasional, unemployment rate skyrocketed to 4.8%, foreign direct investments (FDI) has dropped by 68%, some 32,000 small-and-medium-businesses have closed down, Fitch Ratings’ has downgraded Malaysia’s credit rating from A- to BBB+ and economy – GDP – has plunged by 5.6% – the worst contraction since the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis.


As of June 2021, 30% of shops at shopping malls had closed down and 300,000 workers in retail industries nationwide had lost their jobs over the past 16 months due to failure of the government in containing the pandemic. SME Association of Malaysia also warned that at least 50,000 more small-and-medium-enterprises (SMEs), especially in retail and food and beverages, may be out of business.

Coronavirus - White Flag - Bendera Putih - Hunger and Desperation During Covid-19

In early July 2021, former Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar admitted that up to 580,000 businesses – representing 49 % of the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector – were at risk of closing down by October. Malaysia’s MSME sector accounted for close to 40% of the country’s GDP.


IBM, Hyundai, Shell, T‑Systems, Citibank and HSBC are just some of the companies that had either retrenched or relocated to neighbouring countries due to the government’s incompetence and uncertainty over its policies. Heck, even chambers of commerce of German, Japan and the Netherlands had written to express their displeasure over Muhyiddin government’s half-baked SOPs.


On August 16, 2021, as Muhyiddin was forced to resign, Fitch Solutions warned of a stagnant economy for the rest of 2021 after revising Malaysia gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast to 0% from 4.9%. Fitch also highlighted that Malaysia’s total government debt has already exceeded its self-imposed debt limit of 60% of GDP (64.6% of GDP at the end of the first quarter of 2021).

Coronavirus - Malaysia Shops Closed Down - Covid-19 Lockdown

Muhyiddin’s mishandling of Covid-19 pandemic and mismanagement of the economy also saw a spike in suicides. According to the shocking statistic released by health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, there were 336 suicides as of March 2021 – an average of 4 suicide cases every day. In comparison, there were 631 suicide cases in 2020, an increase from the 609 recorded in 2019.


It means the suicide cases had more than doubled from 1.72 cases per day in 2020 to the 4 cases per day in 2021 due to the ongoing financial distress and family issues arising from the long social isolation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. During the Movement Control Orders (MCO) between March 18 and Oct 31 in 2020 alone, 266 people committed suicide, including a 15-year-old girl.


While the super bloated Cabinet of 72 ministers and deputy ministers helped themselves with exotic food and luxury holidays, the hungry and jobless people were struggling to make ends meet. The best part was when the arrogant government laughed at the people who raised white flags for help – the first time in the history of Malaysia where people had to do the unthinkable due to hunger and desperation.

Agong King Sultan Abdullah vs Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin

But it was not only people who had suffered. Even the Malay Ruler – King Sultan Abdullah – was scammed and insulted by the so-called Malay-Muslim government. The Proclamation of Emergency, which was consented by the monarch on January 12, 2021, had been misused by the illegitimate Muhyiddin regime to stay in power without any check and balance.


On Feb 24, 2021, despite Agong’s declaration that Parliament session can be held even during the State of Emergency, Muhyiddin defied the decree and insisted Parliament, State Legislative Assemblies, General Elections, State Elections and By-Elections cannot be held during the period of emergency. The PM wanted the Parliament to continue suspended to avoid a vote of confidence in the Parliament.


The Perikatan Nasional had also gone as far as faking the revocation of the emergency laws without the consent from the Palace, a move tantamount to usurping the powers of Agong (King). On July 29, 2021, the Malay Ruler issued a royal statement, officially denied he had consented to the scrapping of emergency laws as claimed by de-facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan.

Kerajaan Gagal - Failed Government - Muhyiddin Yassin and Ismail Sabri

Worse, Sultan Abdullah said that he was “deeply disappointed” by Takiyuddin’s false statement in Parliament that the Emergency Ordinances had been revoked on July 21. The King said the government had “confused” Parliament, had “misled” Members of Parliament, had “rushed” to revoke the emergency ordinances, had “disrespected” the rule of law, and more crucially, that it had “undermined” the function and powers of the Agong as the head of state as per the Constitution.


After Ismail Sabri took over from Muhyiddin, the people continued to suffer under Barisan Nasional government. By the time Sabri, who was part of Muhyiddin’s 17-month incompetent regime, dissolved the Parliament on Oct 10, 2022, the death tolls due to Covid-19 had climbed to over 36,000 with 4.96 million infections. On his first day as the 9th Prime Minister, Sabri was criticised in mishandling the flood crisis.


Not only he allowed a large group of UMNO warlords on board the Malaysian Air Force One, PM Sabri was also slammed when he was seen accompanied by an extraordinary large entourage comprising more than 50-car convoy during his visit to the flood-hit areas in Kedah. The clueless Sabri government also screwed-up during the Dec 2021 massive flood.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri - Clueless

Adding salt to injury, Halimah Ali, a politician from Islamist party PAS, unleashed a shocking tweet – people should be grateful that “only a few people had died” in the flood, and told people to stop “maksiat” (vices) and minimize “sins”. Ignoring the flood victims, Ismail Sabri only held a press conference after his party UMNO concluded its annual meeting.


While PAS Islamist party tried to link the disaster to God’s retribution over vices and sins, two of the biggest Malay political parties in the ruling government – UMNO and Bersatu – decided to proceed with their annual meetings, despite the disaster. Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu or PPBM), led by former PM Muhyiddin, had even ended the party’s meeting with fireworks.


Taman Sri Nanding in Hulu Langat saw about 100 people, including pregnant women, babies and elderly, forced to climb onto the roof of a prayer hall – waiting for more than 12 hours to be rescued. Yet, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s son-in-law Jovian Mandagie was allowed to use a government helicopter to escape the flood while hundreds remained stranded on rooftops.

Malaysia Flash Flood - Clueless PM Ismail Sabri

When a Chinese company, Winepak Corporation, produced award-winning “Timah Whisky” meant only for non-Muslim consumption, almost all the Malay politicians in the government whined and bitched until foaming at the mouth that the whiskey would confuse the Muslims. But when the inflation hit the country, none of them could offer any solution to fix the bread and butter issue.


During Mahiaddin and Sabri’s 33-month un-elected backdoor governments, the Ringgit plunged from RM4.17 to a U.S. dollar to almost RM4.80 to the greenback. The best part was when the local currency was in freefall to RM4.80 – its worst since the 1997 Asia Financial Crisis – Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul had no clue that imports and national debts would suffer with a stronger dollar.


The clueless finance minister said Malaysia was not experiencing an economic crisis even though its currency was hitting low levels against the US dollar. Amusingly, he had no idea that food imports, costing the country a record RM55.5 billion (compared to RM33.8 billion of exports) in 2020 alone, would become more expensive when the dollar strengthens against the Ringgit.

Finance Minister Zafrul - Worst Since 198, Fitch Downgrade, FDI and GDP Drop 

Imports of feeding stuff for animals amounted at RM4.6 billion, while fertilizer at RM3.2 billion in 2020. The country is also highly dependent on imports of mutton, mango, coconut, beef, cuttlefish, fresh milk, round cabbage, chilli, ginger, onion, coffee, wheat flour, shallots, potato, and dairy products. A weaker Ringgit means those food and animal feed will cost more, leading to inflation.


Despite setting up a Special Task Force on “Jihad Against Inflation” aimed to keep inflation and food prices low, the clueless Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional government was running around like a headless chicken during the shortage of chicken and eggs crisis. Yes, the bloated 72 ministers and deputy ministers still could not solve the chicken eggs shortage problem – till today.


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I hope you post this, or at least read it and reflect. and write an article about this.
For e.g. GPS won 22 seats with 644k votes. PH won 82 seats with 5,810,000 votes. You got calculator? If every seat is averaged at 30k voters base, then PH should have won 198 sets.
Those who did the gerrymandering should face life imprisonment for fraud, cheating and collusion as well as abuse of power. Ok, since those ketuanan are untouchables, then reduce Sarawak parlimentary seats from 22 to just 5 seats. Oh, wait, PH must get into power first.

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