Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Mind your own business, PPBM man tells Asean MPs


Mind your own business, PPBM man tells Asean MPs

Ninety Asean MPs and former MPs have called for the Dewan Rakyat to reconvene. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A PPBM Supreme Council member has hit out at the 90 Asean MPs and former elected representatives who urged the King and the prime minister yesterday to allow Parliament to reconvene.

Mohd Rafiq Mohd Abdullah said Malaysia did not need the interference of foreign politicians in determining its direction.

He said some opposition politicians “loved” to invite foreign intervention, adding that this was a “desperate” move.

“Whatever our differences, don’t reach the point of selling out the country to foreign politicians.

“This is no small matter. Involving politicians of foreign countries in our domestic matters is akin to pawning the nation’s sovereignty,” he said in a statement.

Rafiq noted that the joint statement from the 90 politicians was from a group called Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights, whose founders included DAP’s Lim Kit Siang and Charles Santiago.

“According to its website, the chairman of this group right now is Santiago, a DAP MP,” he said.

In their statement yesterday, the 90 politicians said Parliament should be allowed to reconvene to keep the government accountable, protect human rights and allow Parliament to review the emergency measures while contributing to major policy decisions.

The politicians from seven Asean countries also said the emergency powers did not meet established international standards and severely limited government accountability.

Meanwhile, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia was a sovereign country and foreign powers should not interfere.

However, he said Putrajaya could not take this call lightly as it could affect the nation’s bilateral ties with other Asean countries.

“I just hope the 90 Asean MPs (and ex-MPs) won’t just focus on the issue of democracy in Malaysia when another Asean country is also wrestling with democratic issues after the army junta took power,” he said.


kt notes:

Too right mate, foreign nations should just STFU. Only leaders of Muslim nations like Malaysia have the human cum ketuanan rights to tok-kok, rail, rave and rant against India's foreign and DOMESTIC policies, Myanmar's domestic policies, Palestine, Thailand's internal policy towards its Muslim South. etc etc etc.


  1. Our BN gomen under Jibby allowed a foreign power to make a huge “donation” to fund BN to win GE13. Wasn’t that foreign interference?

  2. Jibby/UMNO allowed foreign intervention to determine the outcome of our GE13.

    Saudi gift to Malaysia PM Najib Razak 'for election campaign'
    By Frank Gardner
    BBC News

    27 January 2016

    The $681m (£479m) deposited in the bank account of Malaysian PM Najib Razak by Saudi Arabia was to help him win the 2013 elections, a Saudi source says.

    Malaysia's attorney general cleared Mr Najib of allegations of corruption on Tuesday after ruling that the money was a donation from the Saudi royal family.

    Mr Najib had denied that the money came from state investment fund 1MDB.

    The Saudi source said the donation was made amid concern in Riyadh about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    At the time, Malaysia's opposition alliance included the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Its founders were inspired by the Brotherhood, although there is little evidence the Brotherhood actually has much support in Malaysia.

    Mr Najib's coalition went on to win the election, but with one of its poorest showings in more than 50 years in power.

    The secretive donation to Mr Najib was allegedly paid over in several wire transfers between late March 2013 and early April 2013, just ahead of the election on 5 May.

    1. And at the ongoing 1MDB trial it was revealed that the entire Cabinet agreed to keep the Saudi donation secret; collective responsibility means collective GUILT.