Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Honeymoon Over For Mahathir and Team

The honeymoon is over and the reality is about to kick in. Malaysia is still in deep shit after 61 years under previous corrupt Barisan Nasional (BN) government. And thanks to ex-premier Najib Razak, the country has accumulated RM1 trillion of debts. That debt holes, unfortunately, needs to be filled by none other than 33-million ordinary Joes and Janes.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday the government may have to devise new taxes and sell land and other “valuable assets” to pare down its debt. He said at the “Malaysia: A New Dawn Investors’ Conference” – “I don’t think new taxes are something that is welcomed by the people. But we may have to devise new taxes to pay our debts.”

Can you see the problems created when ignorant and illiterate voters blindly support a corrupt and incompetent government such as the previous BN government? Scumbags such as Mr. Najib had sold national assets and treasure to foreigners to bailout his 1MDB scandal. Now that he has been overthrown, the new government needs to – again – sell assets to pay the national debts.

Sure, Mahathir administration will probably sell assets such as land to locals – not foreigners – for housing development projects. But local businessmen and tycoon can only buy so much. They are no match to international big boys with deep pocket such as the state-owned corporations from China. That was why Najib had gone to China to raise money in the first place.

Mahathir has admitted that on top of selling land, the government “may have to sell valuable assets to pay the debt”. In order to get attractive pricing above what the local corporations are willing to pay, the government may have little choice but to sell such strategic assets to foreigners just to pay the massive debts accumulated by Najib and his band of thieves.

However, there’s another unpopular way to raise money to pay national debts – new taxes. Reading between the lines, Mahathir has probably made up his mind to introduce new taxes. Such taxes could be soda tax, inheritance tax, carbon tax, capital gains tax, property tax and whatnot. One way of another, people will pay the taxes. And people are going to be furiously mad.

Why should the new government take the easy way out by burdening and slaughtering the people with new taxes when all avenues have not been exhausted? Yes, there’s actually another “turbo method” to replenish national coffers that Mahathir administration hasn’t considered for political reason. It is a page out of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s playbook.

And yes, that express method is to confiscate all the assets and wealth accumulated by the previous corrupt BN government. Launched last November, the Saudi crown prince’s anti-corruption crackdown so far has netted the kingdom a whopping US$35 billion (£26.6 billion; RM145 billion), split between 40% cash and 60% assets. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Saudi government’s mission was to confiscate cash and other assets worth as much as US$800 billion (£600 billion; RM3.3 trillion) in a massive crackdown on corruption and money laundering among the kingdom’s elites, including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. As many as 1,700 bank accounts were frozen during the operation.

A settlement with billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed had generated an estimated 400 billion riyal (US$106.65 billion; £81 billion; RM443 billion). As of today, eight people detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign remain in custody. In comparison, none has been detained in Mahathir’s so-called anti-corruption in regards to the infamous 1MDB scandal.

Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor, the biggest crooks in the scandal were granted bails and allowed to live luxuriously at home while their daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib continues her pampered life in the U.S. and Mohd Nazifuddin had flown to Taiwan for fine wining and dining with Taiwanese actress Celia Chang (July 5th).

As Najib’s partner-in-crime, Jho Low (fullname: Low Taek Jho), continues burning billions of dollars stolen from 1MDB funds, other corrupt BN politicians walk away scot free. The simple fact that UMNO President Zahid Hamidi and his wife had no trouble swiping their credit cards to the tune of RM800,000 was already a red flag that they had spent beyond their legitimate income.

Two years ago, Mr. Zahid courted controversial when his plan to import 1.5 million Bangladesh workers into the country was exposed. Using his brother Abdul Hakim Hamidi as his proxy, each cheap labour would be charged RM3,000 each – potentially generating a cool revenue of RM4.5 billion for the Hamidi family. Has he been properly investigated and his assets frozen or seized?

Haris Onn Hussein, the brother of former Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Onn has a 20.16% stake in Ekovest, a company awarded the contract to build the Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) at a cost of RM3.738 billion with a concession period with the Government for 53½ years. Why Mahathir allows the Hussein family to milk the cash cow for half a century?

Even an idiot UMNO warlord such as Tajuddin Abdul Rahman – nicknamed “Six Million Dollar Man” – is still a free and wealthy man today. His company, Detik Utuh Sdn Bhd, was involved in a fishy contract building Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Tapah campus in Perak in 2013. Why he is still allowed to milk RM1.3 billion from a 23-year concession to maintain the campus.

MCA Deputy President Wee Ka Siong, despite being mocked and laughed off as “Cry Baby Wee”, became an instant billionaire through his pet project – the RM12 billion PKFZ scandal – first hatched in 2001. Together with Bintulu Mafia Chief Tiong King Sing, both corrupt politicians had been looting and plundering taxpayers’ money in the scandal but still walk around as if nothing had happened.

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Nazri Aziz, another UMNO warlord, became super rich by selling thousands of taxi permits. The gangster was also a buddy of Michael Chia Thien Foh, the errand boy who did all the money laundering activities for former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman. In fact, Mr. Nazri was so rich that he had publicly admitted that his son didn’t need to be paid while working due to his massive wealth.

Heck, there are hundreds of billions of ringgit that Mahathir can seize from the 191 corrupt UMNO warlords and 191 corrupt MCA warlords alone. Even at a conservative RM500 million to be confiscated from each of those warlords through an anti-corruption crackdown, the government can obtain RM200 billion to replenish national coffers, and reduce the RM1 trillion debts by 20%.

Last year, Nazri had joined fellow UMNO colleague Hishammuddin Hussein who separately called for an investigation into Mahathir’s wealth, and that of the old man’s family members. So, why is Mahathir holding back from investigating and confiscating all the ill-gotten money from the UMNO thieves? People are watching with astonishment his pussyfooting on his old corrupt UMNO colleagues.

The prime minister whined and bitched that the country’s debt mess had turned Malaysia from an Asian tiger into a small kitten. But this small kitten still suffers from a high cost of living and uncertainties. Mahathir should not introduce new painful taxes, but instead slaughter the fat corrupt BN pigs and return the stolen money to feed the kitten so that it can become a tiger again.

To hell with the rule of law. Between paying more taxes and torturing corrupt BN crooks for the return of money plundered, the choice isn’t hard for the ordinary people on the street. Mahathir wants Malaysians to brace for new taxes which involve some necessary sacrifice and pain. Why must the ordinary folks continue to suffer but not the BN crooks?

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mahathir Lambasted TMJ

“I don’t want to comment on the sultan because if I say anything that is not good, it’s not nice because he’s the sultan.

“But this TMJ (Tunku Ismail) is a little boy… He is stupid because he doesn’t know what is happening.

“So don’t talk. When you don’t know anything, don’t talk,” he told a special media interview in Putrajaya this afternoon.

Mahathir was asked to comment on Tunku Ismail’s statement that his father’s good deeds, such as giving lands to the people and government, were not highlighted.

The crown prince’s statement came in the wake of a revelation that a plot of federal land earmarked for the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) was transferred to the ruler.

Sultan Ibrahim had since said that he was prepared to surrender the land without cost.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

An Open Letter to Mahathir

Dear Dr Mahathir Mohamad,
With due respect to you, I hereby wish to speak honestly and truthfully what I have seen and observed, prior to, and since GE14.
First and foremost, I am a believer in fair play - righteousness, truth and justice. I had high hopes in Pakatan Harapan and in you being made the prime minister after the historic victory on May 9, 2018.
I believe all Harapan supporters wanted you to clean up the mess you created in the person called Najib Abdul Razak. You were the right man for that job. However, there are many things that you have done, that are not what we voted for.
We did not vote Harapan for you to sing and dance to Umno and PAS' tunes as could be seen in your U-turning on the signing of Icerd and the Rome Statute. We did not vote Harapan for you to fortify Bersatu by welcoming Umno "frogs" and "toads" into Bersatu.
We did not vote Harapan for Bersatu to infiltrate Sarawak and Sabah. We did not vote Harapan for you to appoint incompetent greenhorns from Bersatu to key portfolios and to saturate the cabinet with them.
The fact that Bersatu won only 13 seats (the lowest percentage) at GE14 is a testament that the Almighty did not want to give you or Bersatu more power than necessary.
Since Bersatu only achieved the lowest percentage of seats won at GE14, it is therefore against fair ethics when Bersatu started to welcome Umno "frogs" and "toads".
Instead, an anti-hopping law should have been put in place and firmly enacted to show that Harapan is serious about abiding by good, fair and sound standards and ethics!
We never voted Harapan for you to venture into another national car project. We did not vote Harapan for you to continue Najib's and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's legacy of harbouring Zakir Naik (and granting him VVIP immunity), a fugitive wanted by India on alleged terror-related and money-laundering activities.
We also did not vote Harapan for you to ban the Paralympic swimmers from taking part in the Paralympic swimming meet scheduled to be held in Kuching (Sarawak). Your banning them has resulted in Sarawak losing millions in revenue. 
We did not vote Harapan for you to reinforce a race-based agenda. We wanted you and Harapan to save Malaysia. You and Harapan pledged to save Malaysia but you and Harapan are doing the exact opposite of your GE14 manifesto.
We wanted Harapan and you to keep your promises to all Malaysians (not just to the some Malaysians of a certain race. Must Harapan put some Malaysians on a higher pedestal than other Malaysians?
We did not ask you or Harapan to champion that, did we? It is the Malaysian agenda please, my dear PM and Harapan. Yes, a Malaysian Agenda! That was in your GE14 manifesto.
Then there is your jumping at lightning speed to defend the police against Suhakam's findings on the "enforced disappearances" of Pastor Raymond Koh and activist Amri Che Mat. How sure are you that the police were not involved in their abductions/disappearances? I won't be surprised if it is the same with Pastor Hilmy and his wife Ruth.
Justice and truth demand that they are found as soon as possible. And besides these four unfortunate souls, is Harapan doing anything towards getting justice for Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Hussein Najadi, Kevin Morais, etc.?
Regarding Sarawak and Sabah, you and Harapan must work at righting all the wrongs done to the Borneo Partners (not states). As long as Sarawak and Sabah are still regarded as 12th and 13th states, as per the parliamentary bill presented on April 9, 2019, this is incomplete and inaccurate.
Sabah and Sarawak never entered into an agreement with the 11 individual states of Malaya. Therefore a new and more complete/accurate bill must be drafted and presented in Parliament again. Harapan must show genuine commitment, credibility, sincerity and strong political will to right all the wrongs done to Sarawak and Sabah.
Pointing fingers at GPS does not achieve anything fruitful except gaining political mileage, perhaps. MA63 clearly shows Sarawak and Sabah are equal in status to Malaya but why are there so much fewer parliamentary seats allotted to these two partners of MA63?
Another question: If Sarawak and Sabah were equal partners to Malaya, why is it that the PM and his deputy must always be from Malaya only? Did it say so in the original MA63? If it did, then what kind of equal status are we talking about. 
By the way, didn't the exit of Singapore in 1965 nullify MA63? Did Malaysia exist legally after Singapore left? Perhaps the Borneo partners should go for a legitimate referendum.

I am a believer of and an advocate for righteousness, truth, fairness and justice. Righteousness, truth and justice must stand tall together if we truly intend to save Malaysia. Be reminded - we have to give an account to our Maker in due time.
I expect to hear mature and responsible responses from the PM himself and the Harapan partners, especially the leaders in the cabinet. In conclusion, I write this letter not just to the current PM or government (though specifically, yes) but also to every subsequent PM and government-of-the-day.
Thank you.
God bless Malaysia and all Malaysians

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Why Mahathir Should Stay On as Prime Minister

The following article by *Mariam Mokhtar* needs to be reiterated and viralized.

COMMENT | Let's be clear about one thing. The only thing I share with Prime MinisterDr Mahathir Mohamad is our initials - MM. That is all. I have been his critic for decades and was persuaded, just a few months before GE-14, to support/endorse Mahathir by two of his former critics, Zunar and Hishammuddin Rais.

Today, there are calls for Mahathir to step down. No! He should not.

The most dangerous political scandal, since GE-14, is finally cracking open like a ripe durian. It is an attempt to bring down Mahathir, his cabinet and Pakatan Harapan.

Mahathir said Malaysia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute was not because the international treaty was bad, but the confusion created by "one particular person who wants to be free to beat up people".

He added, "I find that this particular attempt to get the rulers involved so that they can get leverage, and even trying to get the rulers to sign some order against me."

You may have missed the bit about "getting the rulers to sign some order," because most of us would have been fixated on the "one particular person".

Can you imagine the dangers brought about by a power vacuum after Mahathir's removal? Think Iraq or Libya.

Guess who has been whipping up anti-Harapan sentiments, and re-engineered his image on social media.

Guess who despises Mahathir, because he is the only one with the guts to stand up against them.

Their fatal attraction has been festering for 26 years. How can the rakyat act against people whose business interests are so powerful that they swamp the small-time trader? How can the nation be protected against powerful people who forge long-term business deals with foreigners?

Guess why the ulama have an intense dislike of Mahathir. He dares to scold them and tell them to understand their religion better, instead of confusing their flock with their own warped interpretations.

Guess who else abhors Mahathir. The civil servants who benefited from Najib's largesse, some elite Malays who are crippled by their crab mentality, and the insecure Malays with their siege mentality. These form a volatile mixture.

Mahathir has started the job of cleaning up Malaysia, and he should continue. Moreover, he has to sort out the mess that lies between Putrajaya and that "red dot" across the Causeway.

Only Mahathir has the guts and political will to do this, but ironically, many Malays, on whom he has showered the most help, are among the most fractious, most fragile and most flippant. This is part of his unfinished business, and to ask Mahathir to leave now would be premature.

The Mahathir of today is not the Mahathir of the past. There are flashes of his former self, but by and large, he has most probably realised his mistakes and acknowledged that he needs to correct them before he retires for good.

Mahathir may be dictatorial, in that he brooks no dissent, but he is not a dictator. Mahathir and Harapan were democratically elected. There was no North Korean type of election, with only one candidate.

The Mahathir of today is a "milder" version of his former self. In the "golden age" of Mahathir, newspapers would be in fear of having to stop publication, and people would be locked up under the ISA. He compromised many institutions. He was the architect of Project IC. Having previously been accused of interference, he is now reluctant to be seen as a meddler, or tyrant.

Some of you may have the experience of buying a house, but when you moved in and found that the inside was full of old junk, the floorboards rotten, the roof leaking? You cannot put your own furniture in it, nor decorate it, until the repairs have been completed.

Malaysia is like this old house. Team Mahathir has moved into government and found 61 years of rot. Until most things are fixed, they cannot fully initiate the reforms.

Last year, soon after he was made PM, Mahathir knew who he wanted for attorney-general, and who should helm the key ministries. He has acknowledged that some ministers are disappointing, and he has ordered them to improve their act. Does he have enough capable people to make sweeping changes to his cabinet?

It seems to have taken a long time, but disgraced, former PM Najib Abdul Razak, Rosmah Mansor, Zahid Hamidi, Abdul Azeez Rahim, Isa Samad and Muhammad Shafee Abdullah are being investigated. The rest are being processed. Their time will come.

The waters around Putrajaya are still choppy. Until Najib has been punished for his crimes against the people of Malaysia, we cannot rest; therefore, now is not the time to change leaders.

Nor is it the time to have two leaders; a functioning PM and a PM-in-waiting. There is nothing more destructive than to pit two men against one another, with daily comparisons of their performance, as if it were a tennis match.

We would like to move forward, as a nation, to repair race relations, increase integration and improve the economy. We are sick and tired of the three "Rs" of race, religion and royalty. They are a distraction, especially when there are more important matters. 

Mahathir must resolve the Malay dilemma. He should think long-term, and not opt for short term gains. He should break that impasse.

MARIAM MOKHTAR is a defender of the truth, the admiral-general of the Green Bean Army and president of the Perak Liberation Organisation (PLO). Blog, Twitter.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Why Nurul Izzah is Wrong about Mahathir

1. It was disingenuous (hypocritical) of Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar to tell Singapore’s Straits Times that she was “broken hearted” at having to work with “a former dictator (Mahathir) who wreaked so much damage, not just on our lives but the system”.

2. Perhaps not many would want to work with Mahathir, but those who do work with him, including the people, do so because they remember the state of the nation before Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over federal power last year.

3. Let us remind ourselves how we got to this situation, where a 93-year-old man had to come out of retirement to serve the nation once more. Who else could have kicked out Barisan Nasional and Najib Razak?

4. Anwar could not have done it on his own. The charismatic Anwar is best known for his oratory and his close ties with the Muslim brotherhood, but he can’t even control the infighting in his party, PKR.

5. Lim Guan Eng could not have done it on his own, either. His party, DAP, has been demonised for decades by Umno and Malay extremists. In a way, Mahathir working with Lim as the finance minister goes some way in repairing the damage for which he is also partly responsible.

6. PAS under Abdul Hadi Awang has little hope of uniting Malaysians. Even if Nik Aziz were still alive, PAS would have gained little traction with the public. Today, PAS hopes to align itself with Umno, using race and religion, to conquer Putrajaya.

7. Even Umno’s Oxford-educated Khairy Jamaluddin, a prime minister-hopeful, failed to recognise the signs of a failing party, a broken economy and a suffering people.

8. Remember, too, that it was Nurul Izzah who allegedly chased after Mahathir when he was in London. Together, they initiated the first steps to form PH and to use the PKR logo for GE14.

9. No one who is lazy or who leaves homework undone should ever attempt to work with Mahathir. Those who are close to him tell me that he is a workaholic. He starts his meetings on time. He goes through the list of items to be discussed with hardly a break. He conducts spot checks. He makes do with little sleep, and he can be a pain when he micro-manages.

10. In his earlier days, when he had a clinic in Alor Setar, Mahathir used to give free treatment for the poor. In the villages, the Malays adore him and many Felda townships welcomed PH canvassers during GE14 when previously they would have been turned away.

11. Neither should anyone forget that Mahathir was the architect of the modern Malaysia we inherited: from the tips of the skyscrapers dominating the Kuala Lumpur skyline to the depths of depravity of the Ketuanan Melayu ideology.

12. Many households in villages are the proud owners of Protons, but on the other hand, those who benefited from the AP system live a life of luxury that few of us can even dream of.

13. When Nurul Izzah said the “former dictator” had “wreaked damaged on Malaysians and on the system”, she did not mention that her father was also part of the problem. Ask any Malaysian who was in school or university in the 1980s about Anwar’s role in the Islamisation of Malaysia.

14. Today, a well-travelled, well-read and well-informed Mahathir has probably realised the mess he created through the imposition of race and religion. In order to preserve his legacy, he knows that he must put things right.

15. Mahathir is aware that ours is a complex nation because past policies have polarised people and forced them to live separate lives. Their children are sent to separate schools, they live in separate housing estates and work in separate fields. Most Malays join the civil service while the rest enter the private sector. Religion is not a unifying factor, and race-based parties compound the division.

16. When he came to power last May, Mahathir wrote to the Agong requesting the removal of Apandi Ali as attorney-general. Apandi was replaced by constitutional expert Tommy Thomas. Thomas was the unanimous choice of all PH leaders, and his appointment, it was hoped, would reassure the business world and the international community and show that PH means business and is serious about reforms.

17. Mahathir is also aware of how far Umno leaders have let things slide since he left office nearly two decades ago. He understands the fragility of the situation and knows that if he introduces a slew of reforms overnight and does too much in one go, he risks alienating Malay support.

18. Remember, too, that many Malays in the civil service are still loyal to Najib. They undermine the current administration. How can they be weeded out? They are not going to expose themselves. Nurul Izzah, of all people, should understand that.

19. Instead of giving up, she should have helped with the effort. She knows that if Najib were still in power, none of the changes made over the past 10 months would have happened. If Malaysians gave up as easily as that, we would never have achieved the success of May 9, 2018. Our work of rebuilding Malaysia is only half-finished. Democracy is not accomplished as soon as the election is over.

20. We still have a lot of work to do to unite Malaysians and to move past racism and religious intolerance. Giving up now because of one man who is in a hurry but who has to work with inadequate tools shows a lack of moral fibre.


Monday, January 14, 2019



Ok here is Part  2 . This is a long letter I received from a teacher in Pahang. She is giving first hand feedback about the situation in the sekolah kebangsaan or government schools. They have become religious ghettos.

Good evening Mr Syed,

Haven’t written to you in some time. Busy with the new school term. Kind of really disappointed that there are hardly any changes made to the education curriculum. Was so hoping that Maths and Science will be changed to English.

It shouldn’t be that difficult as there are currently DLP  programs (Dual Language Program) in schools which have chosen maths and science in English albeit a small selection of schools. So it would have been good to make it compulsory to have Maths and Science in English in all SK schools.

As long as it is not compulsory the schools will not comply with it just like DLP now. My school is one of the top schools in K – – –  –  Mr Syed.

And when the school head had a vote for DLP all the teachers (sadly all Malays) said that they were unwilling to teach in English as they did not feel confident in that language. So my school did not opt for DLP although it is one of the schools that is a good candidate for having DLP.

The irony is Mr Syed, these teachers were all under the PPSMI program earlier which Tun M had introduced whereby Maths and Science was in English. So they had the experience in teaching in English and would not have had encountered any problems. But yet they gave a silly excuse of no confidence. I had to just shake my head upon listening to them.

And the best part you know Mr Syed, why they were having no problem with teaching English earlier and not now? Cause earlier Tun had announced a 5-10% allowance for all Maths, Science and English teachers. So at that time they were falling over themselves volunteering to teach Maths and Science in English.

But now, since there’s no moolah to be made, the teachers’ attitude is why should I bother and do extra when there is nothing in it for me. So you see Mr Syed, sometimes teachers are at fault. And my school head agrees with the teachers although I had debated with him the pros of having Maths and Science in English.

It was just no – because then the Bahasa Kebangsaan usage will be affected. What can you do with such educationists.

   Second issue is the pendidikan Islam subject. Was hoping that this too could have been looked into by the new term. It is not so difficult just to cut down the periods.

Instead  we still have

6 periods of Pendidikan Islam.
3 periods of Bahasa Arab.
2 periods of Tasmik.

11 periods a week. The most among all the subjects.

BM and English (together)  have 10, much less.   Science has a mere 3 periods. Go figure.

And to my amazement, one of the first things on the agenda for this year’s staff meeting was to announce that the PPD (district education office) has implemented a new program. Naqeeb and Naqeebah (I am not too sure of the spelling).

It’s a mentoring program for the ustaz and ustazahs in school to carry out. They are each to take certain amount of students as their mentees. All to make sure the students master the Islamic Studies and Quran.

Unfortunately we do not hear any such programs being done for the important subjects like English, Maths and Science. It is like everyone has just one agenda. To memperkasakan Pendidikan Islam in SK schools.

I really do not know where are we heading with our school curriculum.
It is getting worse by the day.
And unless some drastic changes are done to it SK schools are going to be religious schools.

As it is, my school, a missionary school is also having problem getting the non Muslim students. Their enrolment is dwindling by the year. And it is a sad thing to see. Hopefully we see some changes soon. Sorry for my ramblings and rantings Mr Syed. Have a nice day.

My comments : Thank you for this information. I further asked this teacher from Pahang to clarify what the non Muslim students do when the Malay students are studying 11 periods of agama, bahasa arab, tasmik etc every week. Here is her reply :

For me I am a year 6 teacher Mr Syed…so for the (non Muslim) year 6 students during Pendidikan Islam they have moral…during bahasa arab they have extra classes with their science, maths, BM or English teachers. Or sometimes they come to the self access learning centre and surf the internet to do online learning. Tasmik is carried out an hour after school dismissal for my school. So non Muslim students  are allowed to go back. And Muslim students carry on an hour of tasmik.

My comments  :  I checked with another teacher here in Petaling Jaya who said the same.  She said that in her school :

“We have agama, tasmik, Quran, and Arab lessons.

Agama 6 periods
Tasmik 2 periods
Arab 3 periods
Ulum 2 periods

[That is  13  periods of agama related classes].

The most no of periods compared to other subjects”

I dont think even Saudi Arabia, Iran or the Taliban in Afghanistan have as many religious classes in their government schools.

Tuan-tuan, anak Melayu menghabiskan 11 hingga 13 waktu kelas  seminggu untuk belajar agama yang mana anak tuan-tuan “tidak boleh menggunakan akal”.

Sebab mengikut ustad,  memang agama itu adalah perkara yang tidak boleh digunakan akal untuk memahaminya.  

Pada masa yang sama, anak-anak bukan Melayu pula menghabiskan 10 waktu kelas  ‘tambahan’  Bahasa Inggeris, Sains, Matematik, Bahasa Melayu, Moral dsbnya.

Jadi setiap minggu, setiap tahun dan untuk bertahun-tahun lamanya (dari darjah satu hingga ke tingkatan lima ia itu selama 11 tahun)  anak-anak bukan Melayu memenuhi dada mereka selama 11 waktu pelajaran setiap minggu untuk mempelajari ilmu tambahan dalam Sains, Matematik, Bahasa Inggeris, Moral, BM dsbnya.  Mata pelajaran ini semuanya perlu penggunaan akal.

Sebaliknya anak-anak tuan-tuan pula menghabiskan masa yang sama untuk mempelajari perkara yang ‘tidak boleh digunakan akal untuk memahaminya’.  Itulah ajaran agama.

So tuan-tuan dan puan-puan ibu bapa Melayu dan Islam – fahamilah kenapa anak-anak tuan-tuan hanya boleh memenuhi jawatan kerajaan, di syarikat kerajaan dan syarikat monopoli kepunyaan kerajaan (MAS, TNB, Maybank dsbnya) yang tidak perlu bersaing.  Tetapi fahamilah bahawa setiap tahun kerajaan boleh menyediakan hanya beberapa ribu jawatan kosong sahaja. Tetapi setiap tahun beratusan ribu anak muda masuk ke dalam labour force kita – untuk mencari kerja.

Bukan semua anak-anak tuan-tuan boleh dapat jawatan kerajaan.

Fahamilah bahawa syarikat swasta kepunyaan bukan Islam, syarikat kepunyaan orang asing dan lain-lain menawarkan jauh lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan daripada bekerja dengan kerajaan.  Tetapi mereka lebih memerlukan kepada pekerja yang mempunyai kelulusan yang berguna. Kelulusan dan pendidikan yang boleh menghasilkan produck dan perkhidmatan yang baik. Lulus agama tidak boleh baiki komputer. Atau faham perniagaan. Kalau tidak percaya lihatlah Menteri Pendidikan. Dia adalah kelulusan agama. Menteri yang paling dungu.

Fahamilah bahawa akhir sekali anak-anak tuan-tuan  akan menjadi pekerja ‘low level’ sahaja seumur hidup mereka.

Maka janganlah membakar kelambu, membakar rumah sendiri, membuat demonstrasi jalanan tak tentu hala atau menjerit dan melolong jika pada satu masa depan nanti anak-anak tuan-tuan tipis peluang hidup, susah cari kerja, kurang pendapatan, niaga tak maju, tak tahu majukan niaga, tak tahu memikir, tidak dapat bersaing, tak tahu cara bergaul dengan manusia lain, menjadi sosial misfit di pentas dunia (menolak ICERD) dan sebagainya.

(To digress – di atas muka bumi Allah swt ini hanya ada DUA buah negara Melayu Islam ia itu Brunei dan Malaysia. Kedua negara Melayu Islam ini menolak ICERD. Talk about being international social misfits. 

Dalam seluruh dunia, hanya EMPAT buah negara menolak ICERD ia itu North Korea, Nauru, Malaysia dan Brunei. Maksudnya 50% daripada negara yang menolak ICERD adalah negara Melayu Islam. Eloklah tu.  Satu dunia ketawakan kita. Kita duduk sama rendah, berdiri sama tinggi dengan North Korea dan Nauru. Very good.  Tahniah.)

Back to Tun Dr Mahathir, there is a huge tikus that has entered through our backdoor. While we are building superhighways, skyscrapers, ports, cities etc there is a tikus that is quietly eating away at the labu from the backdoor.  Quietly destroying everything that we have built.  Quietly destroying the Malay society.  This tikus besar is the religion infested sekolah kebangsaan.

According to the ustad fellows religion is a “tidak boleh menggunakan akal” proposition. And yet we are teaching 11 to 13 periods a week of ‘tidak boleh menggunakan akal’ subjects to Malay Muslim children. 

While at the same time the non Muslim kids are filling their minds with moral studies, extra classes in science, maths, BM and English. Or self learning centers where they  surf the Internet.  Or they go home one hour earlier than the Malay Muslim kids. 

Since the tasmik classes are held AFTER school hours, this also means Malay Muslim parents must come an hour later, the bus sekolah must come an hour later, their children are hungrier because lunch is delayed an extra hour and so on.

Both the teacher in Pahang and that parent in Kelantan (in Part 1 earlier) are hoping that the new PH government will change this.


11 periods of agama related classes, tasmik, bahasa arab, then solat hajat, solat zuhur etc etc means that the majority of the teaching force in the sekolah kebangsaan are now graduates of madrassah, sekolah pondok, sekolah tahfiz, Deoband, Al Azhar, Sudan, Jordan and from other “sh-t hole” countries.

·         These teachers with agama backgrounds now  form the majority of our sekolah kebangsaan teachers.

·         So this means that very soon gurubesar and pengetua sekolah kebangsaan will also be from this religious studies group.

·         religious Ultimately the entire Ministry of Education will also be from this group.

·         The Minister of Education is already a jihadi.

·         This is the angkatan tentera “tidak boleh menggunakan akal”.

I also found out that in many schools, the cikgu agama have assistant teachers to teach them. Meaning there are TWO cikgu agama to teach one class at the same time.

Whereas in the same school the Science, Maths and English teachers are alone, they have no assistant teachers to help them. This country is wasting its resources on guru agama and ignoring the guru sains, matematik dan Bahasa Inggeris.

Percayalah – anak-anak  tuan-tuan akan menjadi kuli dan buruh – termasuk di negeri orang lain.

19  years ago, in my FIRST face to face meeting with Dr Mahathir – in the PM’s office in Putrajaya – I told Dr Mahathir that he was the cause of the religious rot creeping into the country.  I told Dr Mahathir he was responsible for creating the JAKIM, IKIM, IISTAC, expanding the mahkamah syariah network, etc etc.

He had also brought in Brader Anwar and the Ikhwan Muslimin into Malaysia. For almost 15 years Brader Anwar introduced the religious cancer into the country.

Dr Mahathir asked me ‘So what should I do?” 
That was the moment I was waiting for. 

I told Dr Mahathir :  ‘stop manufacturing these religious graduates. Stop populating the government departments with these religious people’. Stop sending young people to study at so many of these religious institutions here and overseas.   Once you stop manufacturing them, then their influence will automatically die away. 

Soon after that Dr Mahathir stopped government funding for the sekolah agama rakyats.  University Malaya also shut down their Fakulti Pengajian Islam  in Nilam Puri,  Kelantan.

Then DISASTER. Three years later Dr Mahathir retired [in 2003].

Then Badawi came in –  ‘saya mencari Imam Shafie’ took over. Jahanam.
Then Super Moron came in – the Salafis and Saudis flew into the country.
[Now Zakir Naik is here].

A great  disaster has befallen the Malays and the Muslims in this country. A very great disaster.

In conclusion I would like to share an old story with Dr Mahathir [its actually supposed to be a hadith] which my father told me when I was a very young boy. I have mentioned this story before. This hadith is actually about a prayer or doa that one should recite to chase away the temptations of the devil.

The story goes that one day while the prophet was walking in the street  a man came and befriended the prophet. The man asked to walk with the prophet. When the prophet asked him who he was the man became evasive.  The man said that if he identified himself, the prophet would become angry. The prophet reassured the man that he would not. The man insisted he would reveal his identity only if the prophet promised not to get upset or angry. The prophet promised him and the man said that he was the devil, the syaitan. The prophet instinctively wanted to recite the special prayer but again the man reminded the prophet of his promise.

Then the man said that he just wanted to walk with the prophet for a while to prove that the devil [syaitan] was not always evil. The prophet said ok and they walked along. Then they came to a stall selling drinks and the devil told the prophet ‘let us have a drink here’. Which they did. The man put down his cup and then wiped a wet finger on the counter of the drinks stall.  Immediately a fly came and set on the sticky residue. Then a lizard came to catch the fly. A cat [the typical restaurant cat]  came and tried to catch the lizard. Then a dog jumped out of nowhere and tried to catch the cat. The whole drinks stall was overturned. The prophet looked at the devil and said, ‘there is nothing good to be gained from your presence’ and then he recited the special prayer to chase away the devil.

The moral of this story is : The  shaytan or satan can never bring any good.  The satan will only bring calamity and disaster.  It is like cancer or radioactivity. They both kill. You just cannot treat radioactivity. You can only contain it and make sure it never pops out into the open.

In his second term as PM I hope Tun Dr Mahathir can see better what is good and what is bad.  Let us thank Allah for this second chance in power. We will not get a third chance.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

PM Tun Mahathir Answered Questions on Gas Pipeline Scandal, Petronas Scandal, New Parliament, New Cabinet

BNM head resigned without any concrete reason.
Gas Pipeline - China money used to pay for 1mdb.
New Parliament sitting on 16th July 2018, abolish GST & Fake News law.
No warships of other countries around Malaysia, preferably, as in Malaysia's policy.
ECR to be renegotiated because Malaysia cannot afford - defer or terminate if possible.
Petronas and Sarawak court cases to be decided by the Court.

Friday, May 18, 2018

PM Mahathir Withdrew Himself As Education Minister

New Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will no longer take on the education ministry portfolio, after members of the public pointed out that his coalition's manifesto had pledged that there would be no double portfolios for the premier.

"I cannot break (the manifesto pledge) at the moment," he said in a video posted on his party's Facebook page on Friday (May 18).

"Unless of course there is a demand that I take up the education portfolio."

The new education minister is former university lecturer Dr Maszlee Malik from Dr Mahathir's Bersatu party, he added in a press release later on Friday.

The U-turn comes a day after Dr Mahathir announced that he would also be the education minister, saying he felt this was something he should give attention to as "many people are uneducated in this country".

While the news was welcomed by many, others pointed out that Pakatan Harapan's manifesto states that "the Prime Minister will not simultaneously hold other ministerial posts, especially the post of Minister of Finance". 

There were reports that leadership had not recalled this themselves in deliberations, thinking that the prime minister was only barred from the finance minister position.

A veteran leader of Pakatan Harapan's Democratic Action Party Lim Kit Siang said he was "stumped" himself. 

"Apart from PM cannot be FM, not aware that PH manifesto proposed PM cannot hold another portfolio," he tweeted on Thursday.

In a media release on Friday, Dr Mahathir also announced the names of several other ministers, including those who will helm the ministries of transport, health, agriculture, housing and human resource. 

A foreign minister has not been appointed.

Altogether, the names for 15 positions - including the prime minister and deputy prime minister posts - were submitted to the king. The names have been approved and they will be sworn in on Monday at 11.30am, said the media release.

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced on Thursday (May 17) that he will be concurrently Education Minister, in a sign that he intends to be a hands-on leader. His deputy, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will helm the Women Affairs and Welfare portfolio.

 The Cabinet will be sworn in on May 21, pending the Palace’s agreement, the prime minister said in a press conference. “I took the post because there are so many people who are uneducated,” Dr Mahathir, 92, quipped when asked for his decision to name himself Education Minister. He added that he is keen to revamp Malaysia’s education system to help it keep up with the times.

 “The system that we have now is outdated,” he said, explaining that Putrajaya will consider using new technologies such as computers and teaching software to aid educators. Analysts said Dr Mahathir’s decision to take on the education portfolio is not surprising given that he has always taken an interest on education issues in the country. He was also Education Minister from 1974 to 1978, rolling out a new school curricula for both primary and secondary schools designed to offer holistic education to create balanced, all-rounded individuals.

 Dr Mahathir also introduced the policy of teaching mathematics and science in English in 2003 when he was Malaysia’s prime minister but it was scrapped by the government of Najib Razak six years later, claiming that it was unfair on children who were not proficient in the language. “Before he stepped down as prime minister (in 2003), he mentioned that he was worried about Malaysia’s education system. So this time, he will be hands-on to improve what he felt he left out,” Dr Oh Ei Sun, the principal adviser to public policy think tank Pacific Research Centre told TODAY.

 Mr Rashaad Ali, a research analyst at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ (RSIS) Malaysia Programme, added that while some might want to see a new face at the helm of the Education Ministry, Dr Mahathir's “reputation as a taskmaster might just be the tonic needed in an area badly in need of refreshing”. “I do not think this is indicative or a lack of quality ministerial candidates from Pakatan Harapan as all parties have their fair share of intelligent and critical MPs, but rather appears to signal Dr Mahathir's own desire to bring education as his own pet project,” he added.

 The announcement will once again put the spotlight on the workload for Dr Mahathir given his age. His wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, had expressed concerns over his health, noting that he doesn’t have enough sleep. "On one night, he went through 200 (government) documents until 4-5am. At 7am, he was already in the office," she said in a post on the Kelab Che Det Facebook page on Wednesday. With Thursday’s announcement, Dr Mahathir has to date named five people to the Cabinet.

 Last week, he appointed Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as finance minister, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin as home affairs minister and Parti Amanah Negara Mohammad Sabu as defence minister. The remaining eight Cabinet positions would be divided between the four parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact. “This doesn’t represent the strength of each party.

Some will get more, some less later,” he said on Thursday. “At this stage, we are not taking into account the strength of the parties, but we will do so when we appoint the other ministers so that we have a size of 25.”

 Dr Mahathir said the delay in naming his Cabinet picks was due to overlapping demands, noting that “some wanted to hold certain portfolios.” "We will announce it probably tomorrow (Friday) if I can do things in time. If not, we may have to delay (the announcement)," he said, adding that the ruling coalition’s presidential council will be expanded to included Mr Anwar Ibrahim, who walked free from jail on Wednesday after a royal pardon.

 One appointment Dr Mahathir confirmed on Thursday was that of Mr Mohd Shukri Abdull as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief. He will replace Mr Dzulkifli Ahmad. Mr Shukri retired two years ago as the MACC deputy chief commissioner. “We have appointed Mohd Shukri because he has the experience as being part of MACC,” said Dr Mahathir. “He has a lot of expertise and knowledge in handling the current criminal activities.

He fought against any wrongdoings in the MACC and Najib’s role in blocking investigations.” Turning to his meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday, Dr Mahathir said he will ask Singapore for help on investigations into financial irregularities in state-owned 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) if it was needed. “He (Mr Lee) said he will be helpful, and if there is a need for me to ask him for help, I will shout for help,” said Dr Mahathir, adding that both sides have not determined any specific topics that will be brought up during the meeting.

 “We haven't fix any subjects, we will have a discussion and if he raises any issues we will discuss them,” he said. “But at the moment, I am still trying to figure out our stand with regards to certain issues which have not been finalised yet.”