Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How are the mighty fallen

MM Online - Selangor Sultan consents to Dr M, Dr Siti Hasmah’s decision to return royal awards (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has consented to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah’s decision to return the awards they had previously received from the Selangor palace.

In a statement issued by the Selangor palace today, the cancellation of the awards will be gazetted according to due procedure.

“It is informed that His Royal Highness Sultan Selangor has consented to the return of medals of honours and titles by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah without any objection,” the short statement read.

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir['s] ... decision to return the awards came shortly after the ruler publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with Dr Mahathir over the latter’s comments about Bugis people being “pirates”.

In many ways it's quite sad to see this proud old man brought to the nadir of his life achievements (or non achievements).

His last defiant gesture, stemming from his über hubris nursed, nurtured & nourished over decades of obsequious fawning & toadying, saw him returned his high awards in caustic but sorrowful merajuk-ness, but in doing so he merely added on to the insults to HRH Sultan Selangor after the indiscrete 'bugis are pirates' faux pas.

At his peak he was the most powerful man in Malaysia, second to none where he could even silence the royals. The nation's assets, resources and direction were at his complete disposal to do as he wished, wanted and willed. He could even incarcerate and reward many and pardon a few.

Now, to achieve his sunset dreams, he is forced to ally himself with people he once detested.

"O daughters of Malaysia, weep over Mahathir, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Mahathir, thou wast slain in thine high places.

(with apologies to) - 2 Samuel 1:24-25

Investigated for alleged losses by Bank Negara to the tune of RM30.5 Billion in a scandal called the FOREX Losses, I wonder how low can he be still brought down to?

Maminco? Memali? Perwaja? MAS? and so on so forth.

Much as I have been annoyed by his abuses, bullying and arrogance, I feel sad to see a very proud old man brought to his knees, as his enemies gather around him like sharks sensing his bleeding blood and bleeding pride.

Et tu Brute, he seems to cry out, but all he receives have been sniggers from men in red. That must have surely added salt to his multiple injuries.

Some old men retire with glory, some like Mahathir seem to do otherwise.


Daulat Tuanku HRH Sultan Selangor

Though I am not a Christian (as my Christian friends would grind their teeth and testify to that, wakakaka) I am very happy to see HRH and his MB, Azmin Ali, posing for a photo in front of a Christmas tree, showing their gracious religious tolerance and goodwill towards Malaysian Christians.

In today's Malaysia, this is surprisingly and bravely pleasant and indeed boding good tidings of muhibbah for our nation.

May I humbly add my goodwill and an early season's greetings too to my Christian friends who I hope will forgive me for my occasional poke at certain personalities in their religion, wakakaka, though not at their religion per se.

last one for some Malaysians, wakakaka 

Promote Malay and not Arab culture

FMT - Senator: Air stewardesses should wear shariah-compliant uniforms (extracts):

Malays in their traditional dresses 


remember her? 

KUALA LUMPUR: The government should introduce shariah-compliant uniforms for flight stewardesses serving the country’s airline companies in line with the country’s image as a Muslim country, said Senator Hanafi Mamat.

He said the move would not hurt the airline companies because their survival depended on delivery of quality service.

“We are proud that Malaysia is an Islamic country with its own cultural identity, but when our flight stewardesses dress sexily and disrespectfully, this will give tourists who use the services of our national carriers the wrong impression.

Why shariah complaint on dresses? Please believe in Allah swt, but there's no necessity to ape the Arabs as our environmental conditions are completely different, with dry moisture-sapping air in the M-E and tropical heat and high humidity in Malaysia.

Why not in accordance with Malay or Malaysian culture? Malay culture evolves over thousands of years in accordance with our surroundings. We are NOT living in the M-E or are Arabs you know.

Ideally Malays should dress in baju kurung, Indians in sari and Chinese in cheongsum, but I am supportive if all are to dress in baju kurung with (when not serving meals) selendang.

absolutely gorgeous and stunning
I have to admit I like the sari best, wakakaka 

But the best is still the gorgeous sarung kebaya, a truly Malay/Malaysian costume.

today Chinese Malaysians have taken on the cultural responsibility of keeping the sarung kebaya alive for Malaysia - thanks darlings for your keen sense of citizenship responsibility

Oz thinking of new syariah-compliant airlines to serve Middle east and Malaysia? 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Some Sabahans with secession on their minds

MM Online - DPM: Any calls for secession punishable by law (extracts):

Parties trying push for the secession of Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia can be punished “severely” for promoting anarchy, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

The acting Umno deputy president warned any parties promoting slogans like “Sabah for Sabah” and “Sarawak for Sarawakians” as it runs counter to the Federal Constitution and is punishable by law.

“The action of some who seditiously incite the people with the slogans ‘Sabah for Sabah’ and ‘Sarawak for Sarawak’ is against the spirit of the Federal Constitution.

“It is this playing with fire that may lead to anarchy and national instability. Let us not reach the point where we suffer due to the intervention of foreign ploys and incitement,” Zahid said during his speech addressing Umno delegates tonight.

My several Uncles and their mateys would be very sad to learn that some Sabahans want to secede from Malaysia when many Peninsular Malaysians had sacrificed so much to protect them from an aggressive hungry Indonesia and a rapacious Philippines in the early 60's. Some Peninsular Malaysians even made the ultimate sacrifice.

Many younger Malaysians whether from Sabah or Peninsular do not know the pain and sacrifices of their nation's historical formation when we had to face an ugly Sukarno and his Konfrontasi, and Macapagal and his claim on North Borneo, thus we shouldn't be surprised by their (younger Malaysians') lack of allegiance to Malaysia.

I have a choice Penang Hokkien word to describe them but more importantly, can Sabah secede?

In the 20-point Agreement which Sabah (then as North Borneo) proposed for its incorporation into the then-new Constitution of Malaysia, some of those points were included to varying degrees while others others were merely accepted orally, thus not having any legal status.

In other words, not all 20 points were legally legislated or incorporated into the Constitution.

However, Point 7 of the 20-point Agreement states there should be no right to secede from the Federation.

Because fo Point 7, Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) stated that Sarawak and Sabah has no right to secede from the federation.

However, a separatist group led by Doris Jones (of Sabah) argued that the meaning of the word "should" as in "There should be no right to secede from the Federation" is only a recommendation as opposed to "shall" which implies a command.

Thus Sabah has a right to ignore a recommendation, wakakaka.

Borneo rights activist Doris Jones, 48, heads the Sabah Sarawak Union UK, and was of course UK-based. Like Waythamoorthy, when one was UK-based, one could be more daring and politically assertive, like suing the UK government for trillions of sterling pounds, wakakaka again.

Doris posed a rather silly question to BBC News Radio Northampton, to wit, that she didn't understand why Malaysia doesn’t want to allow Sabah and Sarawak to go from the list of states in the Federation, so that they can stand on their own two feet.

Anyway, her question was of course rhetorical only as she already had an answer. Penangites would say Doris 'gau ch'an' (pandai berkeluh-kesah, good at moaning), wakakaka.

Jones said she was about ten years old when she realised that something was not right about Sabah and Sarawak being in a Federation with the peninsula. “We were not allowed to say anything,” she said. “Racism, discrimination. There’s no democracy.”

Naturally being ten years old when she obtained that impression, she might not have been aware of Peninsular soldiers, sailors and airmen defending the sovereignty of Sabah and Sarawak from very aggressive avaricious neighbours.

Yes, how the f**k would she know, and now why the f**k would she care, that without Peninsular and Commonwealth forces spilling their blood and some giving up their lives, she would probably be speaking Tagalog today, hailing President Rodigro Duterte and singing Dahil Sa'yo with him.

Incidentally, rather than ponder over the legal meaning of the verb 'should', she may wish to know that Article 2 of the Constitution of Malaysia states:

Article 2: Admission of new territories into the Federation 
2. Parliament may by law— 
(a) admit other States to the Federation; 
(b) alter the boundaries of any State, 
but a law altering the boundaries of a State shall not be passed without the consent of that State (expressed by a law made by the Legislature of that State) and of the Conference of Rulers.

In other words, as per explained by our DAP man Dr Abdul Aziz Bari sometime ago, Article 2 of the Constitution implies that the Malaysian Parliament has the final say on the secession of a state from the federation, as it did to Singapore in 1965 (which BTW did not secede as Singaporeans like to believe, but was kicked out by Tunku, wakakaka).

 PKR does not like him 

Then secessionists-wannabe would also have to contend with agreement and approval by the Conference of Rulers.

And according to good old Prof Bari, any suggestions about secession of Sabah and Sarawak from Malaysia would be punishable under the Sedition Act.

It seems that the DPM has been right despite his notoriety of frequently putting his foot in his mouth, wakakaka.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DAP salt-of-the-earth blokes

FMT - DAP members come to Zaid’s defence, report lodged against Jamal’s threat (extracts):

DAP members lead by Lim Lip Eng (middle) gathered outside of Dang Wangi police station to show solidarity for Zaid Ibrahim

Ronnie Liu 2nd from right

A group of DAP members, led by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, lodged a police report here today against Sungei Besar Umno division chief Jamal Yunos for threatening to “smash the head” of former minister Zaid Ibrahim.

DAP central executive committee member Ronnie Liu said that he, Lim and the other members had gathered at the Dang Wangi police station here after making a report to show solidarity with Zaid, who is also a DAP member.

“I personally think he used his right to speak out as a Malaysian, and to me he has no intention to run down anybody,” he said, adding that Zaid was defending Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad. [...]

On Friday, the Red Shirts leader, armed with a sledgehammer and a cutout of Zaid, said people in Selangor had lost patience over the fact that no action had been taken against the DAP politician.

He had then threatened to “hammer” the former minister’s head if no action was taken against him for his criticism of the Selangor sultan, prompting Zaid to tweet that he would seek to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister, as soon as possible over “his safety and that of his family”. [...]

jamal must have failed his bahasa paper as there's no such malaya word as 'biadap'


... Lim, who is also a lawyer, said Jamal’s statement was a clear threat and insult.

“I handled a case where a businessman was accused of insulting the prime minister and wife by holding a Chinese placard saying ‘chicken and hippo go to hell”.

“If that warrants a criminal charge, what more about Jamal?” he asked.

Lim said Zaid had told him that he did not lodge any police report against the controversial Umno leader.

It was earlier reported that Selangor DAP chairman Tony Pua had distanced himself from Zaid’s controversy, saying members were free to express their opinions but they should also be prepared to deal with the repercussions.

Good old Ronnie Liu - you can rely on this salt-of-the-earth bloke, and likewise with Lim Lip Eng.

Ronnie Liu & Lim Lip Eng 

Penangites would say in Hokkien that they have 'gee k'ee', meaning loyalty of brotherhood, sadly a sterling quality somewhat missing among DAP Young Turks (if you know who, wakakaka), as was evident recently when a former benefactor was rudely and arrogantly dismissed as a 'nobody'.

By the by, are members of a political party, especially the DAP, really free to express their opinions?

Hasn't that been f* careless tok-kok with a pair of Pontius Pilate 'hygienic hands'?

Such nonsense are liable to misled some hot-heads into making seditious insults, especially for Chinese DAP members or even younger Malay DAP members like Dyana Sofya?

what a sweetie in all her gorgeous 'Malay-ness' 

Read also: un-Chinese Tony Pua.

Chinese attitude towards education

Star Online - A living legend from Guangdong (extracts):

Wong Chun Wai talks about (nay, not Sun Yat Sun or Wong Fei Hung or other martial artists in Guangdong) billionaire Yang Guoqiang, or Yeung Kwok Keung, his Cantonese name. [...]

He runs one of the top 10 Chinese property development companies but he began merely as a brick layer. His fortune changed when he began buying up land and developing them. He has always made it compulsory to build schools in his townships – both as a selling point and also because he holds dearly to the importance of education.

“I remember when I was 16, I couldn’t even pay that seven yuan (about RM4) school fees of that year. I had to go back to farming. Thankfully my teacher went to my house to tell my father (a farmer) that I was not bad in my studies,” he said in one news report. Eventually, he received a scholarship to cover the fees with some allowances.

Today, he runs a high school that provides free education for children from poor families all across China. Since its inception in 2002, more than 2,000 have graduated from the school, with almost all entering universities. He also runs two vocational training institutes that provide classes for free.

I have umpteen times written about education being a central pillar of Chinese culture. Today there are still Chinese millionaire-philanthropists though not as many as in my Uncles' days, where you heard of people like the renown Lim Lean Teng in Penang who built and financed Han Chiang High School, now promoted by PM Najib to be a University College.

At its peak it had students from foreign countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Brunei, etc, though the first two countries, Thailand and Indonesia, had the most. They were ethnic Chinese who did not have access to the study of Mandarin language in their home nations.

But the Thais also participated in English language schools such as the Methodist Boys' Afternoon School which catered for overseas students. 

had also written about dedicated Chinese school headmasters who would make the effort of seeking out parents of students with very high performances who mysteriously 'dropped out' from school as in my post on The 'rich' char koay teow boy.

not him but his stall was strikingly similar to this one 

I then wrote:

On festive occasions such as the Chinese Seventh Moon month-long rituals and the also month-long Tua Peh Kong’s birthday celebrations, their tour of duty would be extended by another 3 to 4 hours, from an early 10:00 am till 2:30 to even 3 am to exploit the custom of the flood of hungry devotees.

Though the Tans increased their revenue during these occasions, fortunately for the health of the two principal workers, these Chinese festivals was each only once a year.

Thus, whenever I read of some ‘far more fortunate’ people in recent times accusing the Chinese of being rich, avaricious and wanting more, I would immediately think of the Tan’s and many hundreds of thousands of Chinese Malaysians like (or even worse than) them who survived by the Churchillan phrase of sheer 'blood, toil, tears and sweat'.

The third member-helper was only required during peak periods (lunch period and evenings during non-festive season). However he was permitted to continue with his primary school education as he was only required in the evenings – the two principal players somehow managed during the short lunchbreak peak period.

But then, during the festive seasons, No 3 had no choice but to play truant to support the business.

Many were the times during the festive seasons (usually) in August and September that the local Chinese primary school headmaster would pay a courtesy visit to Mr & Mrs Tan to persuade them not to involve the laddie and disrupt his education, but alas, to no avail for the simple reason the family’s business and thus survival also depended on his participation.

Chinese folklore has many glorious tales of a poor peasant's son becoming the Emperor’s top mandarin, through the young man’s arduous and brilliant studies. Those historical tales have inspired Chinese society to educate their children well though with the brats of today I wonder, wakakaka.

In Malaya itself (and I am sure there would be equivalent tales in Sarawak and Sabah), legends abound of prominent surgeons, engineers and other notables of society who were children of poor hawkers or coolies, so poor that they had to study by the street lamps or flickering candles during their school days.

Those young lads, hardly in their teens, were also required to work for the family’s survival that it was a wonder how they managed to combine their studies with their apprenticeships as hawkers and labourers. Some even walked for umpteen miles to reach school. But they eventually attained their exalted positions.

That is why education is a very sensitive issue with Chinese Malaysians. That has been why the Chinese in Malaysia have virtually abandoned the national education system which they consider to have dodgy standards.

Chinese parents there have been known to mortgage their houses and worldly possessions to send their children abroad for tertiary education in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, USA, China, India etc. Many have left very comfortable positions and lives to migrate abroad for such educational reasons.

The reasons for seeking university education abroad even though the financial cost threatens their economic position are three-fold – the dodgy standards of local universities, difficulties of getting a scholarship (there’s no HECs in Malaysia), but most significant of all, the very slim chance of even securing a place in a university study of their preference because the government’s affirmative actions have marginalised many Chinese and Indians.

Recently I talked to an Australian university vice-chancellor at a drinking session, yamseng wakakaka. He told me he had just returned from a trip to China to "sell" his university as a great place for Chinese students to study at tertiary level.

After regaling me about promoting his university together with his simultaneous enjoyment of China and its tourist spots, he suddenly looked down and remained silent for a long long while, That did make me wonder whether he might have too much to drink, wakakaka.

He then looked up at me and in a most serious voice said "Kaytee, those Chinese in China - do you know how much they respect, adored and worship education? To them it's a privilege, an honour to become a scholar", which was when I realise that being Chinese I failed to expect a Westerner would be so amazed by Chinese über respectful attitude towards education.

He would probably faint from even mucho admiration if I were to inform him that Chinese parents, like my late mum and late granddad, would thrash the hell out of me if I were to step over a book, any book that was lying on the floor (which I sometimes did to my painful realisation of my gross disrespectful mistake).

Such was/(perhaps still) is the Chinese high respect for learning. 

He was so serious and spell-bound by what he discovered that I thought I would lighten the atmosphere by glibly saying, "Well mate, blame it all on that bloke Confucius."

Yes, t'was all Confucian doctrine. Thus, parental and society's support for the education of the young for people steeped in Confucian doctrines, ie. people of the Far East like the Chinese (including Taiwan, HK and Macau), Koreans, Japanese and Vietnamese, take their children’s education very very seriously.

A TV documentary informed us that in Korea, during high school or college examination days, government and commercial offices reschedule and stagger their business hours so that morning traffic would be decently light in order not to delay the aspiring scholars when they travel in their cars or taxis to the examination halls.

Meanwhile in China, the authority has taken the precautions one step further, by considering the feng shui aspects of the very important examination days.

During the day prior to school and college examination days, taxi companies in Shanghai would recall all taxis with the number ‘4’ on their licence plates so that the budding scholars won’t be hexed with the ‘shi’ (or in Cantonese ‘sei’) word, wakakaka.

That's because the word sounds like ‘death’ in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Japanese, and ‘loser’ in the Shanghai language.

the number '14' rather than '4' is inauspicious


No sirree, nothing must be left to chance to affect the examinees’ prospects, not even a word pun which could invoke bad feng shui.

And don't forget we are talking about China, a communist ruled country, viewing and considering Confucian doctrines on education and feng shui seriously during school & college examination days.

But hey ho, we Malaysians don't worry about such silly stuff because tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of our school students could easily attain 17 A's in their final school examinations.

I'm ashamed to say in my days I attempted only 9 subjects and that was already a humongous struggle for poor me. 17 subjects? No way lah. But we Malaysians, that is excluding kaytee, are f**king smart lah!

Tawfik Ismail observed UMNO to dislike of toxic audience

MM Online - Three things we learnt from: The Umno general assembly 2017 and its preparation for GE14 (extracts):

Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak delivered a fiery policy speech last Thursday, one that outlined in clear terms what he expected of the party machinery, and how he wants them to fight.

But ultimately his speech also provided a window into the Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman’s current mindset: what his worries were and where his confidence is.

His biggest threat and worry for GE14 has to be his erstwhile so-called mentor, who had served as PM of Malaysia for 22 long years, 93-year old Mahathir Mohamad. Strange as it might seem, the former UMNO Boss today leads the federal opposition Pakatan Harapan which included the DAP which he detested and constantly vilified until of late.

Surely, it's either a case of Saul on the road to Damascus or he is a bloody hypocrite like King David, wakakaka.

Malay Mail observes 3 particular issues UMNO has stressed upon in its general assembly:

1. Betrayal (wakakaka)

UMNO leadership including delegates have gone to great extent to chant the mantra of Mahathir's trumpery, treachery & treason, that the former UMNO leader is now a traitor, turncoat & tergiversator (a rat, so to speak) not only to UMNO but to the bangsa Melayu and its bumiputera agenda.

They repetitively highlighted Mahathir's defection to the Opposition especially the DAP as the ultimate betrayal, perhaps a la Raja Mundalier of the citty community in 16th Century Malacca Sultanate.

And the Malay Heartland, whose votes count most as they consist of more than 111 federal constituencies, will naturally hate a traitor to the bangsa Melayu.

OTOH, voters in rural electorates are also likely to remember many of Mahathir’s contribution as PM.

MM Online stated: Which is why playing to Malay psyche, like normalising the idea that the Dr Mahathir of Umno is dead, only the traitor lives, will be instrumental in helping Najib contain the threat posed by the former and his newly-found political vehicle, the all-Bumiputera Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).

2. Loyalty/Unity - I won't talk on this, wakakaka.

3. Moderation?

As many observed, this was something unexpected in an UMNO assembly. Observers had expected the racist diatribes and scaremongering to continue and even intensify in the run up to GE-14.

But none of the previous bigotry or ultra-religious rhetoric showed during this year’s assembly.

MM Online reported: Instead, leaders and delegates stressed on moderation, and made almost no mention of PAS or any of the Islamic catchphrases like “Shariah” or “Muslim unity” that were so favoured by delegates in the previous meeting.

Najib stressed this in his policy speech, saying Umno was not an anti-Chinese or a racist party and accentuated on conciliatory words like “inclusive”, “co-operation” and “harmony”.

Like their president, delegates echoed the tone not only in their debates, but also in the manner of speech; most were civil and polite, a far cry from the truculent attitudes prevalent in past assemblies.

This suggests that Umno may not have abandoned efforts to reach out to the minorities and the urban Malays.

But as some of my blog visitors have been wont to remind me, wasn't this the bloke who wanted to bath his keris with Chinese blood some thirty years ago?

But my visitors have been the very people who argued that Mahathir can change (though not repent nor apologise wakakaka), then I would like to ask them, what about Najib? (wakakaka again).

Yes, has Najib changed, or has he been hypocritical, as Mahathir also might have been, wakakaka again.

But look at both Najib's and Mahathir's intrinsic character respectively and you tell me who's sincere and who's the hypocrite, wakakaka 3rd time.

Meanwhile, FMT reported Tawfik Ismail saying that it has been ‘Good to see Umno in moderate mode:

The son of the late Tun Dr Ismail, who has been at odds with UMNO, has unusually commended UMNO for showing moderation during the party's recent general assembly. He said that UMNO's tone was less chauvinistic then in the last few annual assemblies.

Speaking to FMT, he noted that Umno’s top leadership made it clear that the party was looking for a general election multi-racial victory.

Tawfik said, “Hopefully the delegates will go away taking a step back from Malay chauvinism.”

Tawfik also noted delightfully that there was not much talk from Najib about cooperation with PAS and welcomed this, saying “It was surprising, but maybe it’s because he’s confident that the Malay ground is more geared towards economic achievement than religious dogma.”

However, Tawfik would have been happier if UMNO indicated it would protect Malaysia’s secular foundation, but said, “But I guess that would be expecting too much.”

But Tawfik's observations have not gone well with some Pakatan more ardent supporters, one of whom (identity not provided, wakakaka) said in FMT readers-interactive-comments (unedited), that:

Such pious platitudes from someone who is Arthur one day now with the smell of a Barisan victory in his nostrills he is Martha but still remains unsure as to who he really is.

Malaysia's secular credentials is without question recognized by its friends and foes alike abroad where it matters. Not from an elite vessel of has beens and derivatives who have nothing to contribute and who run away from the kitchen when the heat is turned up.

UMNO is geared to lead the nation to another resounding victory along with its Barisan allies.

This is a dired oilve branch that Tawfik Ismail a strident critic of government for all the wrong reasons holds up in his withered hand.

A little too little a little too late. Perhaps he belongs in G25 and not in UMNO.

Obviously he does NOT know who is Tawfik Ismail, and even if he does, his political mindset is so full of toxic that he had remarked as above.

I responded: Tawfik Ismail is surely the son of the illustrious allahyarhum Tun Dr Ismail, the best PM* we did NOT have (as DPM and acting PM while Razak was abroad, he died early from heart attack).

[* I used to describe Ku Li as the best PM* we did NOT have, but while I still respect Ku Li, I think the late Tun Dr ismail had an edge on him]
Father and son spoke/speaks the unpleasant truth, much to the displeasure of toxic political adherents on both sides.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Nurul Izzah a 'headless chook'?

FMT - Opposition suggestion on Jerusalem issue can bankrupt nation, says analyst (extracts):

PKR must stop its “selfish acts” of prioritising political interests over the country’s wellbeing, an economic analyst said.

Economic analyst Prof Dr Hoo Ke Ping expressed disbelief that the party could request the government to suspend commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US.

Responding to a statement by PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, Hoo told FMT that she was speaking “like a headless chicken”.

How did she arrive at such an idea? It is as good as asking the Penang chief minister to shut down the island because most of the electronic factories owned by the Americans are located on Penang island.

“By suspending commercial and diplomatic commitments, it also means all these factories shifting out and we do not have any protection against them leaving. Penang will go bankrupt.

“Did she discuss with Lim Guan Eng (Penang chief minister) before she made such remarks? Has she ever thought about how the US is one of the highest contributors to our economy?

“Did she calculate the pros and cons before making such a statement? The moment they move out, Penang is finished,” he said.

What Prof Hoo may not be aware of, he being an academic and an economic analyst to boot, wakakaka, is that GE-14 is just around the corner and every bit of cheap & totally unrealistic propaganda (in Nurul's case) to gain attention from Muslim voters is important to her political future.

So cut her some slack, Prof, as every Taufik, Devasamy and Har-Li (people like Najib, Maddy, Guan Eng etc) have been criticising, clobbering & condemning Trump for his pro-evangelistic pro-Zionist decision.

However, I admit Nurul has a tendency to go overboard, such as in her silly call for the Malaysian government to suspend commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US.

Five years ago, Nurul was reported by FMT in its news article Nurul Izzah backs religious freedom for all.

For a Malaysian Muslim to say that, needless to say, was considered an act of apostasy. UMNO then jumped eagerly on her, with another sweetie, then deputy minister Mashitah Ibrahim out to get her in some legal way.

Mashitah Ibrahim

At that time, Maharajah Mahathir also criticised her for her alleged un-Islamic statement.

Of course at that time (prior to GE-13) Mahathir was still with Najib in UMNO, wakakaka.

With the shit hitting the fan, the poor sweetie, Nurul that was, not sweetie Mashitah, panicked by the fierce feral ferocious UMNO mob against her for apostasy, scooted off to seek help from Dr Asri.

Now, Prof has described her as a 'headless chicken'. So she has moved from being an apostate to being a 'headless chook', same same lah, wakakaka.

Once, Zaid Ibrahim had designated Nurul Izzah as Pakatan's alternative PM in place of her father Anwar.

But with such political indiscretions (of her as a Muslim advocating religious freedom for everyone and of economic 'vandalism' in calling for 
suspension of commercial and diplomatic commitments with the US), is Nurul the sort of person we want as our alternative PM?

I'm not talking about her future potential but her current competency (or that of 5 years ago).

To wit, should Nurul Izzah be considered as the nominated and putative leader of Pakatan Harapan

another of Nurul's very serious indiscretions 

But why Nurul?

Let's re-examine what Malaysiakini reported Zaid saying (in his blog) at that time, as follows:

"As a supporter of Pakatan 2.0, I nominate Nurul Izzah as prime minister-designate. She is not controversial unlike her father; she speaks well; she has a good education and the right name."

Zaid also said Nurul Izzah has the ability to attract young voters to Pakatan 2.0 and can govern well if given the right advisers. 

OK, let's analyse Zaid's points for Nurul to be Pakatan (2.0)'s PM-designate:

  1. not controversial
  2. speaks well
  3. has a good education
  4. can attract young voters
  5. has the right name

Qualities 1 to 4 can be found in a large number of other Pakatan (2.0) Malay candidates. They are not particular exceptional qualities, which alas Zaid unwittingly spoilt somewhat with his statement that she "can govern well if given the right advisers".

Well Zaid, so can others too if given the right advisers, like Tian Chua or better still, Dyana Sofya, wakakaka.

So we have to assume Quality No 5 would be Zaid's main justification for Nurul to be PM-designate, namely, that she has the right name, being the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim.

Zaid's nomination of Nurul as PM-designate was not the only one nor the first.

Many have been the times I read/heard of the preposterous proposals for Nurul to be the PM of a Pakatan-ruled Malaysia in the event of the non availability of her father.

I am not suggesting she can't ever be, but most certainly not now when she is far too jambu in her political experience and thus lacks the necessary political nous as she has so amply and disastrously demonstrated (twice over in a period of 5 years).

Frankly, those proposals have been so unrealistically moronic, leaving me flabbergasted by the puerile mentality of those blind-as-bats idol-worshippers.

As mentioned often, I quite respect Zaid Ibrahim but he seemed to have sadly joined the silly adolescent mob.

Another title for Nurul which always drives me bonkers (okay I exaggerate, wakakaka) has been the equally preposterous Puteri Reformasi.

I don't mind Nurul being Puteri PKR or Puteri Pakatan. I really don't have anything against her being adored as a puteri. But the word 'reformasi' makes me want to puke because there's no such animal as reformasi in her party.

Tell me, what reformasi would there be in a a party which promoted 916, an undemocratic grab at power via financed party hopping, which the late Karpal Singh had described as"unethical" and "immoral".

And what reformasi was in PKR over-burning the Kajang satay?

Let's just call her Puteri, Princess, Sweetie, Darling, etc, but please do not deem her or her PKR as having anything to do with reformasi.