Wednesday, November 20, 2019

KIPAS Menteri BIG chong-er


MM Online:

CAAM: No authorisation given for ‘flying car’ test flight

BY R LOHESWAR




Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof speaking to the media at the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur November 20, 2019


BIGGEST KERBAU there is

Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Tomorrow’s planned test flight for Malaysia’s aspiring aerial mobility vehicle does not have the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

CAAM revealed that the test location at the University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) hangar in Subang, is less than 200 metres away from commercial airline and helicopter traffic and falls within the Subang Airport Terminal Control Zone that is under strict supervision of the Air Traffic Control.

“CAAM would like to announce that the planned test flight of UAS E-Hang 216 (EH216) scheduled for 21st November 2019 has not been authorized by CAAM.


Chonger's Malaysian Flying Car

made wholly in China
 

“In addition to this, the EH216 was only issued a Special Flight Permit by its State of Design (Civil Aviation Administration of China) which is limited to conduct research & development flights in Grand World Science Park, Guangzhou,” CAAM said in a statement.

Yesterday, entrepreneur development minister Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof refused to divulge the place and time for conducting the test flight, only revealing that it would be a closed event with a private firm and would not be open to the press.

He said he would be a passenger on the vehicle and that his ministry only helped to facilitate the project and create an environment for the company to thrive.

Then earlier today in Parliament, Redzuan was put on the defensive during Question Time today when Opposition lawmakers besieged him over the “flying car” issue after it was dismissed as a drone by the Transport Minister Anthony Loke last night.

Redzuan, however, has been a strong supporter of the “flying car” stating it will open up opportunities for Malaysia to be a leader in the aviation industry and invited his sceptics in Parliament to attend the demonstration tomorrow.




CAAM, however, insist that all test flights must be conducted in accordance with the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulation 2016 (MCAR 2016) to ensure safety.

“As much as CAAM supports the development of the aerospace industry in Malaysia, test and demonstration flights must be carried out in accordance with the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulation 2016 (MCAR 2016) to ensure safety.

“CAAM would also like to state that we are open to consider the request for a test flight of the EH216 at an appropriate location, and with the support of the aircraft’s State of Design.”

Currently, there are four initiatives for the flying vehicle in the country.

The E-Hang 216 is a two-seater with 16 propellers in a coaxial double-baled design and has made over 1,000 manned flights by July 2018 and its maximum range flown was 8.8 km.

It can fly 25 minutes for a range of 30–40 km and is developed by the Chinese company Beijing Yi-Hang Creation Science & Technology Co. Ltd. in Guangzhou.


what a blardy 'Chong'

even my kahchnnooi (@$$) can't produce such massive metric tons of BS
 

End soon for Azmin Ali?


I smell and sense something nasty in the air, though what I suspect may NOT be unpleasant, wakakaka.




The smell is that of treachery (the 'norm' in Malaysian politics, wakakaka), necessary sacrifice (what Malays say 'sembileh') & abandonment. Before we come to that, let's read the three following articles which has been just published yesterday (1) and today (2).

(1) Malaysiakini - Time for authorities to update on sex video - Dr M's legal adviser.



Haniff Khatri 

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's legal adviser, Haniff Khatri, said police and the Attorney-General's Chambers should update the public on the status of the investigation into the sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali as it has been more than five months.

Azmin had denied that the man, engaging in sex acts with former Santubong PKR Youth chief Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, was him and called it an attempt to destroy his political career.

"I hope Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador or Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, or both of them, can issue an official statement to inform the people on the latest status of the sex video case.

"Professionally speaking, after five months since the video emerged, it is of utmost importance that the authorities handling the case, be it the police or Attorney-General's Chambers' adviser on the case, to issue an official statement on the status of the investigation into the video.

"This is to ensure that the rule of law is seen to be upheld and to dispel any negative perception about the delay in concluding this case,"
he said in a statement.

Haniff is not Mahathir's first adviser to have taken an interest in the case.



Kadir Jasin 

Mahathir's special media adviser A Kadir Jasin had in June weighed into the case and proceeded to give various instances of ministers resigning over controversies.

(2) FMT - Govt handling of economy to blame for Tg Piai loss, says PPBM man.



PPBM Supreme Council member Tariq Ismail 

PETALING JAYA: A PPBM leader today blamed the government’s handling of the economy for Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) poor performance in the Tanjung Piai by-election last Saturday.

PPBM Supreme Council member Tariq Ismail said PH’s loss was due to the economy, not its unfulfilled manifesto pledges or identity politics which he added were merely “symptoms” of the real problem.

“The elephant in the room that the government has failed to address is how to jump-start the economy.”

In a statement, he said this had led to anger among the Chinese guilds and businessmen in Pekan Nanas and Kukup in Johor.

He added that PH’s “standard excuse” about the country’s debts were now sounding like a “broken record”.



(3) MM Online - Azmin and Umno Meeting: What's the prawn behind the stone? ― Rais Hussin.


NOVEMBER 20 ― There is a Malay expression, drummed into all Malaysian children, vernacular and national schools included, “udang di sebalik batu”. Translated literally or colloquially it means “what's the beef?”

kaytee notes (more blunt): "udang disebalk batu" in English 'refers to a person who is saying one thing, but harbours hidden intentions behind their words'

Pakatan Harapan (PH) is a a coalition of several well written promises, some of which include the Manifesto, agreement on basic philosophy of PH governance, power transition, and most important of all, not to work with PAS nor Umno.




Datuk Seri Azmin Ali may not be in line with his party president or PKR party per se. That is his business. In politics, one lives or dies on the sword with which one wields. And, Azmin has made his choice anything but unclear; which interestingly seems to run counter to what Malaysians want.

But when Azmin Ali meets with some 27 Umno Members of Parliament, possibly, with the justification, that it was to gauge the “performance” of all, then Azmin Ali has trudged into the territorial of the prime minister of Malaysia himself. 
Is he saying, he has the right to assess the performance of Umno too? Even Tun Dr Mahathir does not what transpired during the meeting as he said yesterday.

The whole fiasco rankles with deceit, if not sheer conceit.
 The minister of economic affairs should deliver on jobs, improved income, and foreign direct Investment. In the European Union alone, all 28 countries will find 1/3 of all jobs being permanently lost to automation by 2030.




😂😂😂

Whilst Haniff Khatri is legal adviser to Mahathir, Tariq Aziz and Rais Hussin are both supreme council members of PBBM (PRIBUMI). The latter two have written immediately in the wake of Azmin Ali's bizarre get-together with Opposition MPs in his house for a cosy chit-chat.

Haniff however voiced his (or the PM's) wish to know what progress (or lack of) has been achieved by the police on the gay sex investigation. However, he made the statement late on Monday, after the Tanjung Piai by-election results.

Pak Kadir did so much earlier, in fact in June. He was reported by Malaysiakini as follows (extracts):

Kadir said he had been "badly burnt" in the past for taking a position on a "similar incident a very long time ago - 1997-98 to be precise".


At the time, he said his reputation as a journalist and editor was put into question and the newspaper where he worked at, the New Straits Times, suffered.

However, Kadir said even though he no longer worked at a newspaper, some people still pay attention to his comments.

"For that reason, I feel that I should not abrogate my responsibility. As such I continue to take (a) position on matters of national interest," he said before weighing into the Sandakan sex video.


While he did not go into the specifics of the video, Kadir went on to provide international examples of ministers who have resigned.

"The question that every Pakatan Harapan leader must ask is, do I use my party and my government position to shield me from my wrongdoing or I shield my party and my government from shame by doing the right thing?" he said in a blog posting. [...]

Kadir said the sex video is a test on Harapan's pledge to be open, transparent and accountable, as well as its promise to uphold the rule of law and the Federal Constitution.

It is also a test on the professionalism of the police under the new leadership of Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador.


"It is a test to the ability of the Harapan leadership to stay above the fray and to put the interest of the country above personal likes and dislikes.

"It is a test to the humanity, humility, morality and dignity of Harapan leaders collectively and individually," Kadir added.

And would you believe it, today (5 months after he said that, but just a couple of days after the legal adviser to the PM voiced his demand for a police report) Malaysiakini reported the Federal CID director Huzir Mohamed saying US firm to establish identities in Sex clip by year's end. Wakakaka.

Meanwhile, Rais Hussin has directly criticised Azmin Ali on what the latter said, that it had just been an ordinary meeting.

Star Online reported:

Referring to the Monday night meeting with a number of Umno and PKR MPs at his residence, he said it was a “normal meeting”.



went there to masak nasi 'kunyit'? wakakaka 

“I take an open approach. I will meet with whoever that wants to meet me,” he said.

Asked about the nature of the gathering, he said these meetings were merely to get feedback from the ground on how the government was performing.

“I meet with the rakyat, business community and MPs, whether from Pakatan Harapan or others.

“This is important as a government that cares for the people. We want to get feedback from the people and business community on how they are towards government policies,” he added.


Meeting with UMNO MPs to get feedback on how Pakatan government has been performing (intermediately just after PH's Tanjung Piai by-election humongous loss?)



my blardy kahchnooi (@$$) 

Rais Hussin sneered: If ... it was to gauge the “performance” of all, then Azmin Ali has trudged into the territorial of the prime minister of Malaysia himself.

Is he saying, he has the right to assess the performance of Umno too? Even Tun Dr Mahathir does not what transpired during the meeting as he said yesterday.

The whole fiasco rankles with deceit, if not sheer conceit.


Why has Rais lambasted Azmin though of course the PKR Dwarf or Rat deserves it? OK, let's see what Tariq Ismail has written.



Tariq, like Rais, also lambasted Azmin though not directly but rather at his position/role as Economics Minister. Tariq wrote that it wasn't so much PH’s unfulfilled manifesto pledges or identity politics which he added were merely “symptoms” of the real problem.

He said:

“The elephant in the room that the government has failed to address is how to jump-start the economy.”

In a statement, he said this had led to anger among the Chinese guilds and businessmen in Pekan Nanas and Kukup in Johor.


He added that PH’s “standard excuse” about the country’s debts were now sounding like a “broken record”.




I do not completely agree with the specifics of Tariq's narration which seeks to ameliorate Mahathir's gross culpability in the Tanjung Piai's shameful loss with an incorrect identification of the Chinese anger as stemming from Malaysia's poor economic situation (though of course there is that too) and not more accurately from Mahathir's lies, backtracks and policies adverse to Chinese educational interests.

But I see in Tariq Ismail's and Rais Hussin's narrations as plainly overt criticisms of Azmin Ali as a failure in his ministerial role, an embarrassment and an unwanted macai to Mahathir, and the root cause for Pakatan's loss in Tanjung Piai (wakakaka).


If they wrote the above on their own, both must be pretty pissed off with Azmin for involving their party chairman Mahathir in the Dwarfs's treacherous game, one to enhance macai's own political survival.

OTOH, if they wrote the articles with approval, that means Atuk wants to distance himself from a rat, yessirree, like a rat already stricken with political bubonic plaque, and now to be abandoned a.s.ap.

Coupled with Haniff Khatri's and Kadir Jasin's reminder to the police, these narrations don't look good for Azmin Ali. Atuk may be about to sembileh him for of course Atuk's own political longevity. Mahathir is experienced enough to know when to cut off his 'losses', especially one so tainted in the eyes of the Malay World, wakakaka. The police ID of the personalities involved in the Sandakan Gay Sex video clips will more than be enough justification. 

Will we soon see a cabinet reshuffle, with the Econs Ministry going to a senator-ised Mukhriz?


If a PRIBUMI candidate is to be a mandatory requirement for the position of Econs Minister, then a senator-ised Rais Hussin would have been the far far, by a zillion kilometres far better candidate (Rais is probably the only PRIBUMI person competent to be a minister, wakakaka), but alas, Rais has already put himself into the black book of Atuk, wakakaka.

OTOH, the Econs Minister was given to a PKR Minister (albeit one with his allegiance to Mahathir rather than to his own party) so it may represent an opportunity for Anwar Ibrahim to step into a ministerial role to replace the rat. That may mollify Anwar and PKR for the time being until Atuk gets his act together, though time is running short for him. But will Atuk see some sense in that?

I doubt it, as Mahathir can't help being King Minus, wakakaka.




everything King Minus (not Midas) touched/touches, it turned/turns to poo 

Wait - something just came up, wakakaka.

LATEST UPDATE:

FMT - PM hints at Cabinet reshuffle, possibly before APEC.


PKR's Double headed Snake


NST:

Azmin reaching out to BN to keep Dr M as PM



By Syed Umar Ariff


Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali says there is nothing unusual about the meeting held in Putrajaya

Bernama pic

A meeting was held at a bungalow by the Putrajaya lake, from where the prime minister’s official residence is in plain sight.

The “clandestine” meeting followed the protracted controversy over the country’s premiership and other events.

Among those present were PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and at least a dozen Barisan Nasional members of parliament.

In between sipping of tea and coffee, some of them embraced Azmin like a long-lost brother without even the slightest hint of animosity, as one source claimed. Handshakes were firm and smiles were reciprocated.


Aiyoyo Haz, do you just have to show off, wakakaka 

“The plan is simple, but detrimental to the rise of another political camp. It involves the preservation of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister,” the source said about the Monday night meeting.

Azmin is apparently “reaching out” for support or endorsement from across the political divide for Dr Mahathir to remain as prime minister. The request was met with “uneasy looks”, aimed at Azmin who “was dead serious”, said the source.


Some of the MPs were restless over the notion of aiding a political rival, especially one that had driven them out of the administration after 61 years.

It does not bode well for grassroots sentiments, which had time and again been taught to identify the wolf in sheep’s clothing.


Despite being included in the list of MPs attending the meeting that went viral, Parit Sulong MP Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad and her Arau counterpart, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim, were quick to deny their presence at the meeting.



Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein denied claims that he had planned and led the meeting

Bernama

Otherwise, they could have been viciously attacked by party colleagues.

For instance, Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam had issued a scathing statement against former party vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein for purportedly leading the MPs to the meeting.

Hishammuddin had denied Lokman’s claims, suggesting that he had nothing to hide about what had transpired.


aisehman, I just to makan nasi "kunyit" lah, wakakaka 

It seems that the accusation against him, stemming from his letter on bipartisan unity, may linger for a while, although it had been categorically stated that it had nothing to do with the setting up of a new government.

Nevertheless, for Azmin, some support from the opposition will underscore the need to preserve the current leadership. To a certain extent, in politics, nothing is more exuberant and ideal than a bipartisan venture.

The nexus is supposed to take the form of a side pact, akin to the PKR-PAS alliance in Selangor after the disbanding of Pakatan Rakyat. Potentially, it also shows that Azmin may not be alone in this endeavour.

Of course, the meeting on Monday night was spurred by the frosty relationship between Azmin and his chief party rival, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. No one knows how it began or the actual prick that caused the flesh to bleed, but reconciliation is certainly off the table, for now.


Azmin Ali has crossed the PKR Rubicon but alas, is no Caesar 

It is almost certain, however, that the cold war between Azmin and Anwar is largely due to the succession issue.

Murmurs of discontent against talk of Azmin being reserved as the actual prime minister-in-waiting are a threat to Anwar’s grand plan to become prime minister.



PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Parliament lobby in Kuala Lumpur yesterday

Bernama

Azmin has been absent from PKR meetings, presumably as a protest against his party’s leadership, which had branded him a political deviant for not toeing the general line of respecting Anwar’s plan.

It appears that the younger leader, who co-founded PKR, harbours a similar ambition too. Before the change of government, Azmin, as Selangor menteri besar, often engaged the then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in parliamentary verbal sparring; observers are saying that he had placed his political clout at the same level as the top executive.

The straw that broke the camel’s back was the sex video linked to Azmin. The outcome saw both camps throwing punches at each other, with a strong suggestion by the inspector-general of police that a “malicious pact” was behind the recording. Azmin and Anwar had a closed-door meeting on the matter, but one could only speculate what was discussed.


Last week, Azmin found himself treated as an outcast after the party decided to rescind a tradition in which he, as PKR’s No. 2, is usually tasked with opening the youth and women wings’ congress.

The honour was relegated to Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is PKR advisory council chairman.

A camp of supporters may not be sufficient for Azmin’s survival in PKR, politics and government. As of now, he is putting himself at the forefront to defend Dr Mahathir from internal attacks, with the latest coming after Pakatan Harapan’s crushing defeat in the Tanjung Piai by-election.


If all else fails, Azmin would likely break away from PKR, but it could happen only as a last resort, according to a source. Although Azmin had said he would remain loyal to PKR, anything is possible in politics.

Or better still, what if Azmin’s immediate comments on the meeting were true? It would only substantiate his party rivals’ sentiments against him and fan the flames of paranoia that had been gripping PKR for a very long time.

It is learnt that Azmin’s political secretary and PKR Youth deputy chief, Hilman Idham, will meet party Youth branch leaders in Shah Alam tonight over the latest political development. Expect the fireworks to continue.


one head to bite Anwar, the other to bite Pakatan 


Azmin Ali in deceitful arrogant mode


Malaysiakini:



Azmin Ali

Azmin and Umno meeting: What's the prawn behind the stone?

by Rais Hussin

There is a Malay expression, drummed into all Malaysian children, vernacular and national schools included, "udang di sebalik batu". Translated literally, or colloquially, it means "what's the beef?"

kaytee note: "udang disebalk batu" means (in English) it 'refers to a person who is saying one thing, but harbours hidden intentions behind their words'

Pakatan Harapan is a coalition of several well-written promises in its GE14 election manifesto, which include an agreement on the basic philosophy of Harapan governance, power transition and most important of all, not to work with PAS nor Umno.




PKR deputy president Azmin Ali may not be in line with his party president or the with the party per se. That is his business. In politics, one lives or dies on the sword with which one wields. And, Azmin has made his choice anything but unclear; which interestingly seems to run counter to what Malaysians want.

But when Azmin Ali meets with 22 Umno-BN and five PKR Members of Parliament, possibly with the justification that it was to gauge the "performance" of all, then Azmin has trudged into the territory of the prime minister of Malaysia himself.

Is he saying that he has the right to assess the performance of Umno too? Even Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not know what transpired during the meeting, as he said yesterday.

The whole fiasco rankles with deceit, if not sheer conceit. The Azmin, as the Minister of Economic Affairs, should deliver on jobs, improved income and foreign direct investments. In the European Union alone, all 28 countries will find one-third of all jobs being permanently lost to automation by 2030.

This is a rate that has never happened before, during any stage of the industrial revolution. In the case of Malaysia, since most works are still manual, with six to seven million foreign labourers in the country, the entire business model of the Malaysian economy, for the lack of a better word, is in peril.

Yet, Azmin Ali is working in cahoots with Umno, a party that, allegedly, has specialised in hiving off state assets, and hiding them in offshore banking centres like the British Virgin Islands, since the tenure of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.





In the meeting with Azmin Ali, a cousin of Najib was present. Was some plan being hatched to free Najib by toppling the government of Pakatan Harapan? I don’t know, but this and many other questions are being asked.

Azmin has to come clean precisely because he has not been attending any meetings in his own party. It is almost as if Azmin has become a lone wolf on the prowl; a quark that is beyond the control of anyone or anything. Even, allegedly outstanding travel bills of his family, who travel in ostentatious style, remain unpaid. This alone is enough to suggest that Azmin wants all the glories but none of the work.

Thus, either Azmin has to explain himself to his own party, or, to Malaysians at large, beyond the perfunctory crisp statement that nothing of substance was discussed.

It is for Malaysians to know, and not for him to decide, what is important, or, not important. Transparency and accountability are two of the key planks of the new Malaysian government. Tanjung Piai is a fierce example of how the "tsunami" that brought Harapan to power can reverse its riptide to unseat every elected Malaysian leader as well.

Azmin cannot cast the stone in a house made of glass while hiding his hand. The shards of the broken glass will come raining down to pierce all and sundry, including himself. More importantly, including all Malaysians.

The people have spoken loud and clear what they feel through their votes in the confines of Tanjong Piai. Isn’t that an early warning signal for Harapan? If this is not, I don’t know what would be.



RAIS HUSSIN is a supreme council member of Bersatu PRIBUMI. He also heads its policy and strategy bureau



Vindictiveness, Kiasu-ness & Obduracy of Lim GE



yet Lim GE was himself helpless against RPK

as well as not delivering Pakatan manifesto promises.

jangan cakap ayam lah



Generally Malaysian politicians have one or more of the following less-admirable characteristics:

(a) arrogance,

(b) haughtiness

(c) false (or unjustified) pride,

(d) stubbornness,

(e) vindictiveness/vengeful,

(f) kiasu-ness (takut kalah = ta'mahu kalah)

sorry, no English translation will do for 'kiasu', wakakaka, as this term has been borrowed from Singapore, the nation of KIASU (meaning as above), KIABOR (takut bini, wakakaka), KIASI (takut mati), KIABO (takut ta'ada apa2 pun) and KIACHENGHU (takut kerajaan-pemerintahan saperti di masa Mahathir mmerintan 1981 - 2003, wakakaka).

(g) subservience (to seniors).

OK, I'll stop at that.

Needless to say, we (everyone) knows Mahathir has, except for 'subservience', all of above - matey, whatever bad one might say about Mahathir, he was and is never 'subservient' to anyone. One day someone will write his or her PhD thesis on Mamak and why he has been like so - ??? Wakakaka.



Now, the other pollie who has ALL of above (including and especially 'subservience' to one particular 'senior' as well as 'kiasu-ness') is IMHO none other than Lim Guan Eng, wakakaka again.

Of these less-admirable characteristics that I suspect/observe Lim GE as having, the most striking one has been his 'stubbornness'. His 'kiasu-ness' comes a close second.



Listen to him say to Malay Mail Online yesterday (just after Tg Piai disaster for Pakatan):

Guan Eng: TAR college and UEC issues not the main reason for Tanjung Piai defeat.


Did anyone say the MAIN reason for Pakatan losing Tg Piai to BN was/is TAR college (and UEC)?



Of course not - t'was only among the reasons but admittedly BIG in the eyes and feelings of the Chinese Malaysian community, BUT Lim GE was so jumpy, feeling guilty and kiasu-ish at the very thought of being blamed as the main culprit for his Atuk's loss of Tanjung Piai including humongous loss of the Old Man's face, wakakaka, that he came out swinging with flailing arms that TAR college and UEC issues not the main reason for Tanjung Piai defeat.

Then Commander (rtd) S Thayaparan (columnist for Malaysiakini) in his article Finally, Anwar comes out swinging wrote (one sentence extract):

Apropos everything, how is withholding aid from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) working out for you, Mr Finance Minister?



arrogant, stubborn but ultra sensitive

takes severe umbrage at even wee slights 

Earlier, in a prior article Harapan is mainlining apathy into its base Commander wrote sarcastically:

Public accountability, as defined by Harapan, is a joke and penalising the MCA in the run-up to the Tanjung Piai by-election demonstrates the vindictiveness of the DAP.

Malay power structures are laughing at the way how their non-Malay proxies destroy institutions beneficial to non-Malays in their quest to demonstrate subservience.





Indeed, a most succinct observation by the Commander that in their eagerness to demonstrate SUBSERVIENCE to ATUK, the non-Malay proxies of ATUK (DAP leadership wakakaka) seems hell-bent on destroying institutions (eg. TAR UC, UEC, etc) which are in reality beneficial to Chinese. So t'was also said Lim GE in his vindictiveness towards MCA penalises TAR UC.



And now a word from Dennis Ignatius, columnist for FMT who in his article Nothing will change without change in leadership wrote (extracts):

The DAP now finds itself in an untenable position: if it stays subservient to Mahathir, it will lose the bulk of its support; if it adopts a more assertive posture, it will be accused of trying to dominate the government.

With hardly anything to show after 18 months in office, the party is hard-pressed to justify the massive electoral mandate it received from the Chinese community in GE14.

The DAP’s own missteps have also been unhelpful. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s decision to punish the MCA by cutting off financial support for Tengku Abdul Rahman University College, for example, has not gone down well.


If there’s one thing no Chinese politician cannot afford to do, it is to be less than supportive of Chinese education. Whatever it is, many consider his actions petty, vindictive and counter-productive.

And finally, after the excruciating reprimands by Commander and Dennis Ignatius, here's one from  Paul Francis Siah, specifically on TAR UC. Malaysiakini reported in Guan Eng, stop playing politics on TAR UC issue:



To Lim Guan Eng,

... let me tell you something straight. On the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) funding issue, you are wrong, wrong and wrong.

Like the Islamic practice of triple talaq in a divorce, it’s very serious when I declare you wrong three times. It means you are totally and absolutely wrong, no matter what reasons (or excuses) you give.

I have heard murmurs that you have turned very arrogant since you became the powerful finance minister but your personality is not something I wish to talk about here.

However, judging from what you have been spewing of late, including on this TAR UC issue, I believe your critiques were not way off. Don’t you think it’s time to come down from your high horse and stop being haughty?

Dear finance minister, I almost threw up reading your statement yesterday, when you repeated your request to MCA to give up its political control of TAR UC.

I’m beginning to think that you are now very obsessed with punishing MCA after your hopeless Pakatan Harapan coalition was soundly thrashed in Tanjung Piai.

This is playing politics on an education matter and it is something I strongly abhor. Where education is concerned, let’s steer partisan politics far and wide.



Oh yes, despite your denial, the TAR UC funding issue was indeed a major factor why the Chinese turned against Harapan. Don’t ever think that the Chinese voters in Tanjung Piai have no brains, unable to distinguish between right and wrong.

The kopitiam towkays, pasar malam traders and shopkeepers were not blind to the multitude of Harapan’s broken promises since GE14. They acted wisely and in thunderous unison to send you, Guan Eng and your ilk in Harapan, the only message they know best – shape up or ship out!



For once, concede that your junior colleague, Teo Nie Ching, was right in admitting that the TAR UC issue was among the reasons why Chinese voters swung back to BN in the by-election.



Why am I on the MCA side on this TAR UC funding tussle? The answer is simple – it is the right and honourable thing to do.

In case the DAP thinks that I am connected to MCA in some ways, let me make this declaration.



I am a Sarawakian and not a member of any political party. I have zero connection with any party or coalition. I do not even know MCA president Wee Ka Siong (above) personally.

Neither I nor any family member have any link whatsoever with TAR UC or MCA.

On the other hand, I have more personal ties with current and former DAP leaders and am possibly more aware of how DAP operates.

I had met Lim Kit Siang, Lee Lam Thye, Chan Teck Chan, Chong Siew Chiang and others way back in 1979 when DAP set up its first branch in Sarawak.



the most popular DAP politician in the 70's to 80's (virtually the people's hero in KL), he was hounded out of DAP due to someone's jealousy & fear for his (that person's) own leadership position in DAP 

I count the late DAP Bandar Kuching MP, Sim Kwang Yang, as a confidante and consider two other deceased Sarawak DAP lawmakers, Wong Sing Nang and Wong Ho Leng, good pals. Today, I am in regular contact with Sarawak DAP chairperson Chong Chieng Jen.

I am criticizing the DAP secretary-general today because I find his action and outbursts on TAR UC simply intolerable.

Yesterday, Guan Eng maintained that TAR UC can get up to RM60 million from the government if MCA relinquished its control over the institution.

"Once they give up (TAR UC), the money will be available and at least RM30 million annually," the finance minister added.

What sort of language is this? Is this a kind of a bribe or is Guan Eng trying to pull a fast one on MCA? Has the finance minister turned into a big bully now that he is in charge of the nation’s coffers?



Let me pose: If the DAP has established a university and managed it for 50 years, would the party be prepared to let it go? I would like to know Guan Eng’s response.

I think the answer is obvious. So how can you expect the MCA to relinquish control of TAR UC, which is possibly the last bastion of what is left of the party’s pride and glory at this time?

I also have no confidence in the DAP to tackle education matters in the country. Where were the DAP leaders when the incompetent and extremist Education Minister Maszlee Malik kept goofing big time?




buat ta'tahu - takut Tuk dan Maszlee 

I dare not imagine what would happen to TAR UC if an idiot of a minister is put in charge of this respected institution.

TAR UC is definitely in safer hands under MCA.


So, to Wee Ka Siong and MCA, hang on tight. Don’t beg from Guan Eng. Keep on doing the right thing for TAR UC and I believe better days will eventually dawn for the university.

On this funding tussle, I am prepared to join you and MCA to tell Guan Eng to go fly a kite.



Wait, I have more, wakakaka - from Lim GE's best UMNO matey, Nazri Aziz, who said reported as:

Nazri said that the Chinese community does not support Pakatan because it can be seen that the coalition has politicised education by slashing allocations for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), which was founded by Barisan's component party MCA.

"Is that fair? To say that you don't (want to) give money because MCA is there. You are politicising education, it can't be like that. That's the main reason why the Chinese don't support them," said Nazri.