Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mahathir Heart Attack Again

Mahathir was so riled up about things not going his way since 26th July 2016 that he blew his top. As he gave Daim an earful about Kadir and the three Tan Sri, he started having chest pains and was rushed to hospital.

According to Siti Hasmah, since 26th July Mahathir has been restless and has not been able to sleep at night and what she dreaded most happened yesterday at 9.00am.

Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s wife, is not too happy about her husband’s extremely active and stressful lifestyle. She felt that at this stage of his life Mahathir should slow down and not burn his candle from both ends. And what she dreaded most happened yesterday morning at 9.00am.

Mahathir was admitted to the IJN for what was reported as chest pains or chest infection. Siti Hasmah knows that Mahathir is pushing his luck and that the stress may kill him. According to Siti Hasmah, since 26th July 2016 when they were in Jakarta,

Mahathir has been very agitated due to the mess up of the press conference that was supposed to have been held that same day but which had to be aborted instead. Since then Mahathir has been restless and has not been sleeping well. Mahathir’s first heart attack was in 1989 when he was suffering extreme stress and almost got ousted by Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and his ‘Team B’.

Then he suffered his second heart attack during Hari Raya of 2006. At that time Mahathir was actively campaigning the length and breadth of Malaysia to oust Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. That same evening he was discussing whether Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was ready to take over from Abdullah and, more importantly, whether he would toe the line, when at 3.00am Mahathir suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital.

The doctors decided he must undergo surgery if he was going to survive. But then Mahathir suffered post-surgery complications and a serious infection so they had to operate on him again. This time, however, they gave Mahathir a less than 50% chance of survival and the family braced themselves for the worst. Somehow Mahathir survived what many said he would not survive. Since that 2006 heart attack, though, Mahathir has had many more close calls.

This was what one Umno Blogger, ‘Big Dog’, wrote in September 2007. Since 8 November last year (2006), Tun Dr. Mahathir has had three heart attacks and hospitalised in IJN. He was admitted into IJN upon returning from Johor Bahru on 10 February 2007, where he made the call for UMNO leaders to not fear leadership change and again on 15 May 2007, whilst on a private visit to Langkawi.

The latter was a rather serious attack and he was flown back to Kuala Lumpur and admitted immediately to IJN the moment the IJN specialist who flew to Langkawi to treat him managed to stabilise him and he was able to take a flight. That was what was reported in 2007.

Since then Mahathir was hospitalised in Australia in 2010 and again in 2013 for a chest infection — and again yesterday at 9.00am for the same thing. Some say it may be more than just a chest infection and they are basing their opinion on the events just before they had to send Mahathir to hospital.

Yesterday morning, Mokhzani, joined Mahathir for an early breakfast where he told his father he might have to face charges of insider trading. On 29th July 2016, his ex-partner, Datuk Yeow Kheng Chew and two others — Paulene Chee Yuet Fang and Tan Yee Chee, his remisier — were charged for insider trading. These three were acting under his instructions so that means he, too, faces the risk of that same fate.

That was when Mahathir blew his top and grumbled at Mokhzani as to why he went and did a silly thing like that knowing that they are very vulnerable and would be at the mercy of the powers-that-be. Surely Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is not going to go easy on him considering what they have subjected him to.

The sentence under this charge is a maximum of ten years jail and if Mokhzani gets sent to jail for ten years Mahathir is not going to be around to see the day Mokhzani walks free. Mokhzani and Mahathir had a heated exchange and the son blamed the father for the predicament. If Mahathir had not been so gung-ho about ousting Najib then Mokhzani would not be facing this problem.

Mokhzani then left in a huff after which Mahathir phoned Tun Daim Zainuddin and grumbled about the stupid move that Kadir Jasin made that resulted in the planned press conference — that was supposed to have been held against the backdrop of the announcement by the US Justice Department and the US Attorney General — having to be aborted.

Mahathir said if the 26th July plan had not been screwed up then Mokhzani would not today be in deep shit. Mahathir also told Daim he has been trying to contact former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed, former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, and former Bank Negara Governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz but all three are not taking his calls.

They appear to have cut off all communications with him and Mahathir is boiling mad because this means he cannot move forward and is stuck in a rut. Nothing appears to be working in his favour. Yesterday Muhyiddin Yassin went to the office of the Registrar of Societies to register their new party. But it appears like the reception for this new party is lukewarm and not as hot as he had originally expected.

Then there is also the matter of whether the proposed name of the new party can be approved since they are using ‘Bersatu’ in the name, which is also being used by Umno. So in the end if the ‘Bersatu’ in the name is not allowed then they might be left with just ‘Pribumi’.

Mahathir is juggling too many balls in the air at the same time and he is getting very agitated. And Daim was no help as well because he was not very reassuring and sounded quite negative. In fact, Daim sounded downright condescending as if he was just humouring the old man knowing that disagreeing would get him nowhere.

And that was when Mahathir started to feel unwell and had to be rushed to hospital. At first they thought he was having yet another heart attack or stroke. The official story is that he is having a chest infection. Insiders say he is in hospital just for a routine check up. But why go for a routine medical check-up on the day that his new party is being registered?

There was panic at first when word got out that Mahathir was rushed to IJN. What bad timing. They wanted the focus to be on the registration of Mahathir’s new party and not on Mahathir being rushed to hospital. Chinese who strongly believe in feng shui say that this is not a good sign for Mahathir’s new party. I remember back in 1999 when the Terengganu Menteri Besar, Wan Mokhtar Ahmad, slipped and fell as he climbed the steps to enter the nomination centre in Kemaman to file his nomination papers.

Chinese said it is a bad omen and bad feng shui. This meant Wan Mokhtar was going to fall. True enough, not only did he fall but the whole state fell as well. What is more interesting about this whole thing is that Mahathir was really pissed big time with Mokhzani.

He practically blamed Mokhzani for being stupid and for getting caught for insider trading at a time when they need to go all out to attack Najib and try to bring him down. In short, the way that Mahathir reacted was as if be believed that Mokhzani was guilty. His beef is not that Mokhzani was being fixed up on fabricated charges but that Mokhzani did actually commit the crime of insider trading.

And because of that he has now jeopardised what they are trying to do by opening up a vulnerable spot when they can get hit. But what probably triggered Mahathir yesterday was when Mokhzani turned round and blamed him for the problem.

If Mahathir had not tried to kill Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak then they would have nothing to fear. So it is Mahathir’s fault for attacking Najib and not Mokhzani’s fault for committing the crime of insider trading. I suppose even a strong heart like Mahathir’s cannot take that sort of allegation.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sultan of Johor strongly rebuked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor strongly rebuked Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the former prime minister’s disapproval of the Bangsa Johor concept.

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar expressed his displeasure over the remarks made by Dr Mahathir that the concept could disunite the people.

“Tun Mahathir’s uncalled for remarks reflect his complete ignorance of Johor’s history.

“My great-grandfather Sultan Sir Ibrahim in 1920 made the clarion call Bangsa Johor to unite the various races in Johor under one flag for greater cooperation, harmony and peaceful existence. No race or individual was marginalised. He has been proven correct.

“The Bangsa Johor concept was initiated even before Tun Mahathir was born. He has no idea of what he is talking about,” said the Sultan.

Dr Mahathir, asked for his opinion about the Bangsa Johor concept at the 20th Perdana Dialogue Series themed “Federal-States Relations” at the Perdana Leadership Founda­tion yesterday, had said unity among Malaysians could slide if the people practised too much parochialism.

Dr Mahathir said the people should all be known as Malaysians, instead of the people of Johor or Kedah because “only when we are united can the nation prosper”.

While Johor has the right to promote the idea of Bangsa Johor, Dr Mahathir said what should be pushed instead was for the people to embrace that they are all Malaysians rather than identifying themselves from the state they originate from.

“After all, we are all citizens of Malaysia, irrespective of our colour, religion, ethnicity or even position,” Dr Mahathir had said.

Sultan Ibrahim yesterday said Dr Mahathir was not qualified to talk about unity.

“He is going around dividing the people including the Malays, while I am uniting Malaysians of all races including the Malays,” he said.

Sultan Ibrahim said Dr Mahathir should understand all states enjoyed their own unique pride but that did not mean they were leaving the Federation.

“It is a figment of Dr Mahathir’s imagination. He is stirring the hornet’s nest and my advice to him is to keep his mouth shut.”

Sultan Ibrahim said Dr Mahathir had earned a reputation for being a confrontational person who had caused division, especially in his foreign relations policy.

“He has quarrelled with many world leaders including with our neighbour Singapore and putting Malaysia in a spot.

“And now he talks about unity with an incredible straight face.

“Tun Mahathir is the root cause of the present problems in the country. He has no right to interfere in my state. I will not tolerate his antics,” the Johor Sultan said.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Classic Speech by Dr M - July 2016

Exposing not only Najib, but also exposing history and his legacy as a Prime Minister of Malaysia. His relations with Tun Abdul Razak, Pak Lah, in vivid details.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mahathir On The FBI Reports on 1MDB

Dr M moots rally against Najib in view of damning claims

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested that Malaysians hold a peaceful rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

"Malaysians are timid. In other countries, millions take to the streets. Malaysians are very nice, we don't normally hold such (protests)."

Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyarankan kepada rakyat agar mengadakan perhimpunan aman mendesak, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Najib meletak jawatan.

Why is the US intervening now?

The Department of Justice alleges $3.5bn (£2.6bn) was misappropriated from 1MDB.
"The Malaysian people were defrauded on an enormous scale," Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said at a news conference.

Mr Najib is not named in the suit. But it refers to "Malaysian Official 1", described as "a high-ranking official in the Malaysian government who also held a position of authority with 1MDB".​

The move reflects an intention by the US to open new fronts in its fight against illicit finance.

It also sets up a rare confrontations between the US and Malaysia, which is considered an important partner in the fight against terrorism.

What do people involved say?

1MDB responded to the US papers by saying it had not benefited from the various transactions described in the suit.

The fund has repeatedly asserted that it has never given money to the prime minister and called the claims "unsubstantiated".

Mr Najib has also consistently denied taking money from 1MDB or any public funds.
His office said Malaysia had "led the way in investigations into 1MDB" and would "fully co-operate with any lawful investigation".

Is anyone else involved?

Mr Najib has accused his fiercest critic, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, of using the scandal as a means of "political sabotage".

He claims Mr Mahathir worked "hand in glove" with foreigners as part of a campaign "to topple a democratically elected prime minister."

The BBC put Mr Najib's allegations to Mr Mahathir, who dismissed the claims. Instead, he called on the prime minister to show proof that he didn't pocket state funds.

Opposition leaders have now repeated their call for Mr Najib to stand down.

Over the last year, Mr Najib has also sacked his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin and replaced the former attorney-general over critical comments they made about the scandal.

Malaysian plainclothes police carry a computer from the 1MDB (1 Malaysia Development Berhad) office after a raid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 July 2015

There have been multiple domestic official investigations into the 1MDB fund, including a special task force headed by the attorney general. The team raided the office of 1MDB in 2015 and took away some documents.

But the replacement attorney general cleared Mr Najib of wrongdoing in January.
Multiple foreign authorities have also been investigating the company.

In May, Singapore ordered Swiss bank BSI to shut down in the city-state for breaking its money-laundering laws in its dealings with 1MDB.

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings related to 1MDB on "suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering".

What do Malaysians think about it?

The 1MDB controversy has frustrated many Malaysians who are struggling with the rising cost of living and what is perceived to be ingrained corruption in its political system.

Last year tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets calling for the resignation of the PM.
However, thousands of ethnic Malays have also rallied in support of the government.

The reaction on Thursday to the US move has been muted in both Malaysia's mainstream newspapers and social media.

Malaysia's government has cracked down on reporting of the 1MDB scandal, blocking access to certain online news portals and targeting media groups and journalists.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Why Najib is a Dictator - Dr M

1. DOJ (Dept of Justice) mengumumkan bahawa mereka akan membeku lebih dari 1 Billion USD (4 Billion ringgit) aset di US seperti rumah-rumah mewah dan hak cipta filem Wolf of Wall Street.

2. Perbelanjaan wang 1MDB ini juga termasuk pembayaran hutang judi di Las Vegas, pembelian kapal layar mewah dan pembelian jet peribadi jenama bombardier yang berharga lebih dari USD 35 juta (RM 120 juta).

3. Diumumkan antara individu yang terlibat dalam tindakan ini (empunya aset) adalah Riza Aziz (anak tiri Perdana Menteri) dan Taek Jho Low.

4. DOJ menyatakan bahawa aset 1 Billion USD (RM 4 Billion) ini merupakan sebahagian dari 3.5 Billion USD (RM 14 Billion) nilai jumlah wang yang dipercayai dicuri dari 1MDB.

5. 'Malaysian Official 1' merupakan antara penjawat awam yang juga dikatakan terlibat dalam skandal ini, walaupun namanya tidak disebut akan tetapi diterangkan bahawa Riza Aziz merupakan anak tiri kepada 'Malaysian Official 1'.

6. Lebih dari 100 Juta USD (RM 400 juta) wang 1MDB digunakan untuk membiayai filem 'Wolf Of Wall Street' sebuah filem yang mengisahkan cerita beberapa individu yang menipu dan mencuri duit orang ramai.
7. Filem 'Wolf of Wall Street' terbitan syarikat Red Granite Films yang dipunyai Riza Aziz.

8. DOJ menyatakan tidak satu sen pun dari sebarang keuntungan filem berkenaan ataupun dalam mana-mana aset dapat dirasai oleh rakyat Malaysia dan mereka becadang untuk memulangkan kembali semua kekayaan ini kepada Malaysia setelah selesai penyiasatan.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mahathir is Going to Unite the Oppositions - the Only Way To Kick Najib Out

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he is partnering with Opposition leaders to form a new coalition.

“I will be the first among equals, I guess, among the leadership”, he said.
In a statement Thursday, Abdul Rahman said the new coalition will only weaken the opposition further and strengthen the chances of Barisan winning big in the next general election.
Meanwhile, Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said many new parties and new coalitions have been formed since 1951.
He said the meeting also agreed that parties will only field one candidate among them and all the rest would throw their support, pointing out that everyone realised the importance of co-operation in order to win against Barisan. “We discussed many things with him (Mahathir) and we agreed to move towards cooperation to have a coalition with all the opposition parties in Malaysia”, Chua Tian Chang, vice-president of the opposition People’s Justice Party, told AFP.
He also labeled the new political party which is yet to be named as having a “dangerous liaison” based on their “acute frustration and failure” to capture the imagination of Malaysians.
At the press conference, Mahathir repeatedly accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of “causing damage” to the country and called for the release of the Auditor-General’s Report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Zahid was commenting on Dr Mahathir’s announcement yesterday on the formation of a new political party and Opposition coalition.
On the status of Pakatan Harapan after the setting up of the new coalition, he said it would be up to PKR, DAP and Amanah to determine whether to continue with that pact.
Najib has denied any wrongdoing and Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Najib in January of any corruption or criminal offences. He said that $681 million, deposited into Najib’s personal account in March 2013 before a general election, was a gift from a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and most of it was returned.
Despite the challenges to his legitimacy, Mr Najib has managed to consolidate his political position within Umno.
Analysts interviewed by TODAY noted that the new party may not immediately alter the balance of power in Malaysian politics.

Meanwhile, jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has described the move by Dr Mahathir Mohamad to form a new party as a positive step.

"We are waiting for (former deputy prime minister) Muhyiddin (Yassin) to decide because Muhyiddin is making the decisions.

"We look forward to engaging with them. I think it's a positive thing," Anwar said when met at the court complex this afternoon after two of his cases came up for decision.

Anwar also stressed on the importance of a united opposition, and lauded PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man’s call for a ceasefire.

The opposition, he said, must stay united and soldier on for the time being.

"We must consolidate and work. It is time we must consolidate," he added.

Welcoming Tuan Ibrahim's call for a ceasefire among opposition parties and to find a common feature and work on it, Anwar said this was a positive statement from the PAS leader.

"I think we look forward to engaging with them," he said.

Earlier in court, there were scores of PKR and Pakatan Harapan supporters, and among them include PKR vice-presidents Nurul Izzah Anwar, Tian Chua and Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin and Amanah secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir.

Anwar had previously penned a scathing letter, warning PKR leaders on the dangers of working with former prime minister Mahathir.

Mahathir had in 1998 sacked Anwar as deputy prime minister.

PAS left the opposition Pakatan Rakyat pact last year. Now the new opposition coalition, called Pakatan Harapan, consists of the newly-formed Parti Amanah Negara, DAP and PKR.

Meanwhile, Umno-BN is not shaken by news that political titan Dr Mahathir Mohamad is setting up a new opposition party, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

Speaking to reporters in Mongolia, where he is attending a regional summit, Zahid said Umno-BN would go all out to stay in government, and would employ Mahathir's own tactics against him.

"The person who wants to form a new party was once a leader who took action against his political rivals, so based on what we were taught, we will do the same.

"If that person is on the other side, then we will do as he once did before to his political enemies," Zahid was quoted as saying by Bernama.

He said this when asked if the government was afraid of the new party Mahathir intends to form.

MIC president Dr S Subramaniam believes Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s actions would lead to his contributions and achievements being erased from the nation’s history.

However, this courted a single line rebuke from the former premier’s daughter, Marina.

“And history will remember MIC's (contributions and achievements), I'm sure...,” she tweeted.

Since the 2008 general election, MIC like its BN Chinese counterpart MCA has been struggling to remain relevant in the Malaysian political landscape.

The party and its leaders have also been the subject of numerous allegations.

In response to Marina's remarks, MIC Youth chief C Sivarraajh said the Indian party and other component parties were defeated in 2008 and struggle to remain relevant because of the racist policies Mahathir introduced when he was in power.

Sivarraajh said Mahathir's policies are to blame for Malaysia's current state, and not former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi or Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

"We are feeling the aftermath of the 30-year Mahathir administration's policies.

"Just because he is fighting the government and Najib, Mahathir can't be considered 'Gandhi' or a leader who is not racist.

"If you want to know how racist Mahathir is since his childhood, read (Mahathir's memoir) 'Doctor In The House'. History will tell about your father's racist policies," he said in a statement today.

Earlier, Subramaniam (photo) was responding to Mahathir’s announcement of a new political party and grand coalition, which the MIC president described as a saddening development.

“He was the former prime minister and president of Umno for a long period. He was also recognised and respected internationally as an exceptional leader.

“However, with such a move (to form a new party), I am of the opinion that it would reduce his standing in the eyes of the people,” he said in a media statement.

Instead of playing the role of an adviser to the nation, Subramaniam said Mahathir is going against the party he struggled for in the past, causing an upheaval to the political system.

Since last year, the 91-year-old former premier has waged a public campaign to oust Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, whom he has accused of numerous misdeeds.

Mahathir has since joined hands with opposition and civil society leaders, who were once critical of his leadership.

Najib has denied the allegations against him, and accused Mahathir and those aligned to him of attempting to engineer his downfall.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Adulterers Are Stoned To death, Thieves Have Their Hands Chopped Off

Malaysia risks turning into a hardline IS-like religious state, where adulterers are stoned to death and thieves have their hands chopped off. And non-followers who are blasphemous will have their heads chopped off.

The grim warning from former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, comes as current premier Najib Razak courts Islamists to shore up support for his scandal-tainted United Malays National Organisation (Umno) party.

'70,000 people currently convicted of stealing are going to have their hands cut off': he said.

“What is happening now is that Umno feels itself isolated because of what Najib has done. So in search of alliance, Umno is actually trying to win over PAS (Parti Islam se-Malaysia),” Mahathir said in an exclusive interview with South China Morning Post.

PAS wants to introduce the strict sharia penal code hudud, which punishes thieves by chopping off their hands. There’s a chance this could happen, according to Mahathir.

“To win over PAS, they support hudud. That is why hudud has been brought up in parliament. It was actually Umno which helped this movement to increase the power of the sharia court.”

The tiny neighbouring sultanate of Brunei began implementing hudud penalties in 2014, fanning fears in Malaysia of accelerated Islamisation.

Last month, the Malaysian government unexpectedly fast-tracked the tabling of a PAS-sponsored hudud bill in parliament, taking many by surprise.

High-living Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei imposes Islamic hudud law

The bill calls for constitutional changes that allow hudud to be introduced in the north-eastern state of Kelantan, but there are concerns other states may follow suit.

Kelantan is the only state ruled by PAS. Already, there are separate checkout counters for men and women in supermarkets, alcohol is banned and cinemas have to have the lights turned on during film screenings.

The debate on the law has been deferred to October by PAS leader Abdul Hadi Awang.
Currently, sharia courts deal only with family matters, including divorce and inheritance.

“The hudud that they (PAS) want to apply here will result in injustice,” Mahathir said.
Outrage in multi-ethnic Malaysia as PM Najib’s government backs Islamic law

“If two persons are accused of theft, one is Chinese and one is Malay. You chop off the hands of the Malay and you give two months jail to the Chinese … it is unjust ... and therefore it is not Islamic. In Islam, the Koran repeats 43 times, (in) 43 verses, that when you judge, you must judge with justice,” Mahathir said.

According to Mahathir, PAS first mooted introducing hudud during his term in office but he told the party it is not possible as Malaysia has a multi-religious population and it would cause problems.
“In the Koran, it is written that God doesn’t like people who cause trouble. Of course a lot of Malays are not happy with my stand but I go by the Koran.”

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Donation-supported Police Going After Mahathir with 4 Investigations

With the streets of Kuala Lumpur and other major cities heavily infested with criminals, which the police force simply turn a blind eye on, what with the many donations they are receiving. So now they focus their little attention on an old man, as instructed by their big boss.

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian police have opened four investigation papers against former premier Mahathir Mohamad, inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar said on Monday (April 11).

"We have already opened up four investigation papers against Mahathir,'' the Malaysiakini news website quoted the IGP as saying.

"Some are incomplete and some are being discussed with the attorney-general (Mohamad Apandi Ali)," IGP Khalid was quoted as saying.

"Some (investigations) are for sedition and some for other things. No decisions have been made so far," he added.

A demonstrator with a Save Malaysia banner during a rally in Kuala Lumpur on April 2. The rally called for the end of the Goods and Services Tax, implemented a year ago, as well as the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and the resigna
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Najib holding up under Mahathir's attacks

He would not confirm if any of the investigations are related to Dr Mahathir's latest call for foreign intervention to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to the report.

In an interview with The Weekend Australian newspaper, Dr Mahathir said that the chances of ousting Datuk Seri Najib, who is under fire over heavily indebted state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), were slim if there was no external pressure.

In response, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Dr Mahathir's comment could result in the people losing respect for the former premier.

He said on Sunday that Dr Mahathir, when in power from 1981-2003, had frequently reminded government officers and party leaders not to cooperate with foreign powers to tarnish Malaysia's image or damage the country.

"He used to scold us if we cooperated with foreigners, while some of us have also even been accused as being foreign agents," the New Straits Times quoted Datuk Zahid as saying.

The Umno Veterans Club has urged that action be taken against Dr Mahathir under the Sedition Act for trying to bring in foreign interference into the administration of the country, Malaysiakini reported.

Its secretary Mustapha Yaakub reportedly said that the former prime minister had gone overboard, a clear indication that he was desperate in his attempts to overthrow Mr Najib, according to the news website.

Dr Mahathir is leading a "Save Malaysia" movement calling for Mr Najib to step down as the prime minister. He has been questioned previously over his allegations against Umno leaders, and has suggested that he may soon be arrested for his continued attacks against Putrajaya.

In February, several police reports were lodged against Dr Mahathir over his blog posting that repeated calls for Mr Najib's resignation, on grounds that 1MDB-linked financial scandals had shamed the country.

Monday, April 4, 2016

My Anti-GST Message To All Malaysians

Tun Mahathir ( Tun M ) The Latest Anti- GST rally 2016 and why Najib Razak must be removed for the good of all Malaysians.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Why the Tax Authority Didn't Investigate Najib's Accounts?

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again trained his guns on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's wealth.

Despite having spent 29 years in government, the former prime minister said he could not match the extravagant lifestyle of his protege-turned-nemesis.

"He (Najib) is paid the prime minister's salary, which I know is far smaller than what business executives get.

"But the government pays allowances, the electricity and water bills, transportation, home, and so forth, so the salary can all be saved and spent.

"But still, the lavish lifestyle must cost a packet. It must be more than what I saved after 29 years in the government," Mahathir said in a blog posting today.

His latest salvo comes amid allegations that US$700 million of 1MDB funds were channelled into Najib's private bank accounts.

He added that Najib's wealth was of course a secret but asked whether the authorities had probed into this.

"I just want to ask, has the income tax people investigated the source of the money and the tax paid," he said.

The former prime minister lamented that there was selectivity with regard to the tax authority.

Everyone should be investigated

Mahathir pointed out when he was previously sacked from Umno, the taxmen had swooped on him but several prominent individuals spending lavishly today do not get similar scrutiny.

"We talk about equality before the law. In this country even the rulers are subject to certain laws. It is the essence of justice.

"Everyone who should be investigated by government agencies must be investigated. There should be no discrimination," he said.

The New York Times had in February highlighted Najib's family wealth, including their jet-setting ways and the prime minister's wife Rosmah Mansor’s penchant for luxury goods.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) raised eyebrows when it attributed Najib's wealth to family inheritance.

This prompted Najib's brothers to issue a statement, stressing that their father Abdul Razak Hussein lived a frugal life when he was prime minister and any suggestions otherwise tainted his memory.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Save Malaysia Movement - First Congress

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the “Save Malaysia” movement will have enough support to pressure the country’s traditional rulers to act against Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Speaking at Save Malaysia’s first people’s congress held behind closed doors on Sunday (Mar 27), Dr Mahathir said he is confident that the movement will collect 1 million signatures before the end of the year.

The 90-year-old statesman has been leading the campaign to oust the prime minister, saying it is in order save the country from becoming a failed state. Dr Mahathir earlier this month cobbled together an unlikely alliance of former political foes including former government and opposition leaders, as well as civil rights activists to form the movement.

While the consensus was to remove Mr Najib, whom they blame for the country's institutional breakdown, there were also heightened calls for the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Former bar council president Ambiga Sreenevasan stressed that it was high time for a reset in the country’s political system and urged government leaders and civil servants to come on board.

“If you turn your back on us, you may save yourself but if you stand with us, you can help save the nation for your children and grandchildren. I invite all, particularly those in power, to join us and be on the right side of history,” she told the congress, which attracted about 2,000 participants.

But few government leaders have spoken up so far, and those who dare to face expulsion from their party.

Dr Mahathir quit UMNO last month after he failed to gather enough support from within the ruling party to oust party president Najib. He is now urging the people to sign the Save Malaysia petition in order to step up pressure on Mr Najib.

Said Dr Mahathir: "People are afraid to sign because this government frightens people. They arrest the people but they cannot take action against 1 million people, can they?"

The Save Malaysia movement has collected more than 140,000 signatures since its launch on Mar 4.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mahathir : Disappointment with Najib after Jumping for Joy when he became PM

Mahathir lamented.

“I had urged Pak Lah to choose Najib. I wrote to him and made many speeches. In the end Najib became the Prime Minister,” Dr Mahathir told about 1,000 people attending the People’s Congress here today.

He said he was confident with his decision to choose Najib as he was the son of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein (Malaysia’s second prime minister).

“I became the prime minister because of Razak. I felt obliged. I never expected to be picked by Razak ,” he said.

He recounted that when he finally decided to retire in 2003, he wanted to appoint Najib as his successor but Najib was still young.

“So I decided to pick Pak Lah for a term. But Pak Lah won with a big majority. He decided to stay on. But then he did badly in 2008,” Dr Mahathir said.

“Finally, when Najib became the Prime Minister succeeding Abdullah, I was so happy. My wife was happy too. He is after all the son of Razak. But unfortunately there is a lot of difference between him and his father.”

Dr Mahathir then recounted how Najib snubbed him after taking over in 2009 and how the two fell out over disagreements on certain projects and relations with Singapore.

Najib did not keep in touch with him for six months after taking over, Dr Mahathir said. “Then one day he invited me for dinner. I brought my wife because Rosmah was there”, referring to the PM’s wife Rosmah Mansor.

“I asked him why he failed to do a few things. One of the matters discussed was the crooked bridge from Johor to Singapore. He answered that there was an agreement. That is a lie. I have been the prime minister for 22 years. I know all the agreements. He did not speak to me after that.”

Dr Mahathir said he was not upset with Najib for failing to build the crooked bridge but because he allowed Singapore to dictate terms. “It is not in their territory. That is why it is crooked. But he went to ask for Singapore’s permission. Why? I was disappointed. Why was he bowing to Singapore? We are an independent country.”

He said Malaysia now wanted to build a High Speed Rail from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore “but Singapore says cannot”

He asked: “Are we under Singapore? That is what disappoints me.”

Dr Mahathir said he told Najib that if he garnered less seats than Abdullah (in the 2013 General Election) he should resign.

“He didn’t. But I continued to support him. But then he used money to garner the people’s support. He used BR1M. He wants to be popular, using government money.

“The Rakyat wants to work, not to be beggars. They want work. Graduates are jobless,” added Mahathir.

He said there was corruption, especially after the scandal in the government investment company 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

There was no way he would support a corrupt leader, Dr Mahathir said. 

And this, coming from someone whom the world once suspect, is the source of all Malaysian corruption.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Why All Malaysians Must Sign the Declaration

Strange. These enemies are now friends. And the so-called friends are now arch enemies that need to be removed!
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a press conference with opposition politicians and civil society leaders to kick-start a movement to oppose Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday. The press conference held at the Universiti Malaya Alumni Association clubhouse will Tun Mahathir and his once rivals in the opposition signing a declaration seeking the removal of Najib.
An array of Malaysian political leaders past and present including former foes stood together on Friday (March 4) to demand Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation from office at a press conference chaired by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In an unprecedented show of solidarity across the political divide, civil society leaders and opposition politicians joined their former rival Dr Mahathir to sign a declaration backing his movement to seek the removal of Mr Najib.

"We're not here as representatives of parties and NGOs (non-government organisations). We are here as citizens of Malaysia," Dr Mahathir told reporters.

The signed declaration by a total of 58 representatives on Friday entailed four demands. They included the removal of Mr Najib as Prime Minister through legal non-violent means, the removal of those who acted in concert with Mr Najib, the repeal of laws that violate fundamental rights, and the restoration of institutions whose integrity has been undermined such as the police, Bank Negara, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission(MACC) and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Mr Muhyiddin said at the press conference yesterday that he is staying on in Umno to help "fix the party" from the inside.

Dr Mahathir had on Monday (Feb 29) quit the ruling Umno party, saying he could no longer stay in Umno because the party had turned into an organisation dedicated to supporting the scandal-plagued Najib.

He had also proposed the setting up of a core group to oust Mr Najib, and the Opposition parties had in recent days indicated their willingness to cooperate with the former premier.

Among those who were in attendance at Friday's meeting were opposition heavyweights, including Democratic Action Party leader Lim Kit Siang, Parti Keadilan Rakyat Deputy President Azmin Ali and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.

Opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) MP Mahfuz Omar and PAS elections director Datuk Mustafa Ali also attended as concerned citizens, even though PAS had said it would opt out of the core group.

The opposition figures were flanked by their old rivals from Barisan Nasional who have been outspoken in their criticism of Mr Najib. They included Dr Mahathir's son and former Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who was suspended from the party last week, and former Malaysian Chinese Association president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik.

Other members of the core group included former Cabinet minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and prominent voices in Malaysian civil society, including the leaders of the Bersih electoral reform group Ambiga Sreenevasan and Maria Chin Abdullah.

Mr Najib has been under pressure to step down since last year over the scandal surrounding state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) amid allegations that funds from 1MDB had been channelled into his private accounts. He has said he has not used the funds for personal gain, and has been cleared of any criminal offence or corruption.

Dismissing the declaration, the government in a statement said the move by Dr Mahathir and his allies "demonstrated the depth of their political opportunism and desperation". "There is an existing mechanism to change the Government and Prime Minister. It's called a general election. And it is the only mechanism that is lawful, democratic, and fulfils the people's will," the statement added.