Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Someone speaks the Truth

MM Online:

PPBM strategist fears Pakatan on way out of Putrajaya with focus on flying cars and Go-Jek


PPBM supreme council member Datuk Rais Hussin Mohamed Arif said PH appears to have stopped listening to the public after one year in Putrajaya and needs to address five key issues if it is to retain its hold on power

Picture by Hari Anggara

GOMBAK, Aug 28 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is in serious danger of losing the next general elections, according to Datuk Rais Hussin Mohamed Arif.

A supreme council member of the coalition’s youngest component party PPBM, Rais said PH appears to have stopped listening to the public after one year in Putrajaya and needs to address five key issues if it is to retain its hold on power.

“What I’m trying to impress is that PH has stopped listening to the people. There are five things we need to address. Number one is the cost of living has not improved by much and this is one of the big promises that we made,” he said at a public forum here titled “Post-GE14 By-Elections: Implications for GE15”.

Second concerns the “quality of living”, Rais said, stressing that both the cost and quality were intertwined and very important.

“Third is jobs, jobs, jobs ... Unemployment and under-employment of youths is at the highest now.

“They thought Go-Jek is a good idea. It isn’t. It’s building towards a low income nation and is a short-term plan.

“We need to go for high income nation and we need to think more,” the PPBM strategist said.

He recommended the government focus on creating agro-based entrepreneurs to reduce food imports, pointing out that meat imports top at 85 per cent while vegetables range from 30 to 70 per cent, depending on the type.

He highlighted the country’s “abysmally poor” state in food security currently, noting that annual food imports stand at a whopping RM50 billion.

Rais said Malaysia has much abundant fertile land and urged the government to set aside 10 per cent as its food bank.

“If you go to Scandinavia, they have brought back glory to agri. In Vietnam, there are agricultural guys who wear Rolex as big as my wrist. We have to think long term and if we don’t, we will have a problem,” he said.

Rais was scathing of his own PH coalition leaders, noting their casual treatment of their Buku Harapan and even criticised his party chairman and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for dismissing the GE14 manifesto as “not a bible”.

Rais said such remarks showed leaders were trying to “run away from responsibility”.

But, he also praised Dr Mahathir for saying PH had achieved 39 per cent of its electoral promises after only one year of being government.

Rais said the fundamental issues likely to rear up at the next electoral war remain unchanged, even if the government has moved to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 to reach a wider populace.

“Remember Undi 18 is going to be a significant factor. Remember those young voters are not brand loyal. They don’t care whether you are blue, gray or yellow. They want credible jobs, not Go-Jek.

“I am against Go-Jek because it will create more problems in Malaysia than solving problems. And yes I am from PH. Third national car, that I’m not totally for it, what more the flying car, that is comical,” Rais said.


Kaytee notes:

Rais Hussin Mohamed Arif is not only a supreme council member of Parti Pribumi but also its Chief(wakakaka) Strategist (just as Liew Chin Tong has been for the DAP).

* my bad

I observe most time he hasn't and doesn't tok-kok like Redzuan Md Yusof, the Entrepreneurial Development Minister. It is wise for his party mates to listen to him.

Apart from rubbishing the silly Mahathir-ised mania for cars etc (Go-Jek, Flying BS, Car No 3, etc) he has succinctly pinpointed 5 urgent areas for the government to attend to immediately, namely:

(i) the cost of living,

(ii) quality of living,

(iii) jobs,

(iv) affordable homes and

(v) affordable healthcare.

and he warns that if general elections were to be held 'tomorrow', Pakatan will lose majority rule, adding that the new voting age of 18 may be a double-edged sword for Pakatan.

He strongly urges the government to also focus on agriculture as Malaysia imports a humongous RM50 Billion in foodstuff.

We're in deep sh*t if this issue is not properly and satisfactorily addressed, so eff those Mahathir-ised pseudo-technology and get back to basics, namely, how to cultivate, nurture and improve on our own food self-suffiency.

And which timely warning reminds us of Mahathir's perennial failure to competently run a country.


  1. KT perennially fails to recognise that PH is coming in after 10 years of incompetent and deceitful government.
    It is humanly impossible to turn this around in 1 year.

  2. His boss nonchalantly dismissed high unemployment rate as perkara biasa. What can one hope in Malaysia Baru.

  3. These stupid fools.Flying dicks,most probably.How dumb can these people be.

    And now that fool with the Go -Jek idea.In Indonesia the passengers do not have to wear helmets.At least the cops do not see to that.In Malaysia it is the law for motor cyclist and passenger to wear helmets.With the hot weather,the helmets worn by dozens of people in sweltering heat is going to smell shit.

  4. rh is more frank n honest compare to dap dogs.

  5. Dr Rais Hussin is speaking the Truth, but he is also being obscurely and sneakily polite.

    It is not PH that has stopped listening to the rakyat. It’s Bersatu leaders mostly that has stopped listening. And that one man, ol’ Toonsie in particular, Dr Rais’ Boss-ku.

    DAP for the most part has been listening to the voters and their party grassroots, as proven by their stance on Selangor unilateral conversion, Lynas, teaching of khat and Zakar Naik. In each of these issues DAP was against Toonsie and Bersatu’s stance (I am assuming Bersatu will be pro-unilateral conversion).

    DAP is now facing the brunt of the rakyat’s anger because the expectations for a New Malaysia are so high, but they will take it in their stride, part of their new role is to be the “voice of the opposition within the Harapan government”, better than the past when they were the “opposition on the streets”. The transition will take time, because of the very infectious Deep State virus that has infected many, and spread like wildfire by Zakar Naik. Even Toonsie and his grandson Syed Saddiq have been infected.

    DAP must now communicate the demands of the rakyat for a New Malaysia at weekly cabinet meetings and face to face meetings with Toonsie.

    For example, Lim Kit Siang, a mere backbencher, now has direct access to the current and the next (ha ha ha) PM, as reported by DAP deputy minister Liew Chin Tong.

    Oh how the tables have turned; the man once sidelined, ridiculed and even jailed by Toonsie and Anwar, now sits as equals and advises them on the path forward for a New Malaysia. Toonsie and Anwar have no choice but to listen to him.

    And meanwhile Guanee is hard at work, finding the money and budgeting to fund the long journey towards this New Malaysia.

    Isn’t this better than DAP quitting?

    Deputy minister: Kit Siang meets Dr M, Anwar to draft new narrative for ‘New Malaysia’

    28 August 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, August 28 — Both Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang and Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with one another earlier this week to discuss at length about the narrative forward for the so-called “Malaysia Baharu”.

    Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong tweeted a photo of both Lim and Anwar earlier today, although the location of the meeting was not provided.

    “Lim Kit Siang met with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim earlier today,” Liew said.

    “Both prominent individuals have discussed at length on the narrative forward for Malaysia Baharu within the framework of bringing all quarters back to the middle, to keep a distance from all forms of extreme discussions.”