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Saturday, December 13, 2014

IS THIS REALLY A 'NEW MALAY CHORUS?'

What has been happening over the last few days gets the non Malays wondering if this is really "the "New Malay Chorus," as one prominent UMNO youth member has claimed.

Is this what we have been waiting for? Are our Malay friends saying enough is enough and and are they fighting back?

To me what really spelt trouble for Najib Tun Razak was the fact that,  Rais Yatim came out asking everybody to let Najib run his term.  We all know that Mahathir has absolutely no regard for this man and when he came out with his recent statement reported in the Rakyat post " Give Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak time to fulfill his mandate,' some UMNO members have commented he is afraid that there will be no more positions for him once Najib is out.

Rais is further quoted ass having said, “He still has more ‘products’ to be implemented and although Dr Mahathir is a wise man, every government has its flaws, so credit should be given to Najib where it is due and we should allow him time to let him do his job.”

There seems to be a subtle admission from Rais himself that Najib is not performing in that statement, "every government has its flaws," and yet he says to "give credit where credit is due," the question is has Najib any "credits' at all from his entire tenure as the Prime Minister? 

On December 11 Malaysiakini in its editorial the "Rise of the Moderate Malay," talks  about the group of 25 top former civil servants urging Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to show leadership in handling the intolerant right wing groups in UMNO and in the country.

On the heels of this call by this group made up of top ex Civil servants, Malaysia's former ambassadress to the Netherlands Noor Farida Arrifin came out with a stinging statement saying  these “groups (which) clearly have low standards, poorly educated, intellectually challenged, incapable of seeing their own racism, intolerant, blindly obedient, and are destroying the fabric of our country’s society.”

A retired judge told an UMNO back forum that to try and insert the protect what UMNO now calls the "ketuanan" and the position of the Sultans was ultra virus Federal Constitutions,a nd he advised UMNO  to open a more multi-racial outlook and drop racial politics in this country.

Now with these groups coming out I am really hoping for a "Malay Chorus" to pull this country back is taking  shape.

I have no reason to doubt Anwar Ibrahim when he says that the country is on the brink of a financial crisis, in fact I believe we are on the eve of such a crisis and it is only a matter of months or weeks before this becomes reality.

In what could be the most serious blow to Najib's tenure as PM, is the police report lodged by the Batu Kawan UMNO Division Vice Chairperson- Khairuddin Abu Hasan,  against the PM's  debt-ridden brainchild 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its directors.

Speaking to the press Khairuddin says, "I feel suspicious and am doubtful of the financial management of 1MDB, which is not transparent. "Since March 2014, 1MDB has accumulated a debt of RM41.9 billion which, is a high possibility that it faces bankruptcy. This will be a waste of the people's money and also burden the government as the company's guarantor,"

He is also expected to follow this up with an official complaint the MACC next week.

Khairuddin alleges he was prevented from bringing this up at the last UMNO general assembly by the division excluding him as one of the speakers for the division. He has attacked UMNO members of apple polishing and called on them to speak up.

Meanwhile a staunch Mahathir disciple  Zainuddin Maidin had came out saying g  that while Najib might have secured a lifeline by maintaining the Sedition Act, the writing is on the wall.

 "As a concerned Malaysian, I have decided to make the report for the good of all Malaysians, to investigate a company which is responsible for a portion of public funds," he added.

 "I have studied the reports that were published on 1MDB in the past few months and found that there were a lot of discrepancies.

"As a concerned Malaysian, I have decided to make the report for the good of all Malaysians, to investigate a company which is responsible for a portion of public funds," he added.

Among the issues cited by Khairuddin in his report were:The procedure 1MDB follows in raising funds from overseas and in disbursing its funds, paying interest rates higher than the market rate, calling for a detailed investigation on the debts of 1MDB which have reached over RM41.9 billion as of March 2014.

Perhaps the most damaging part of his report was to include, DAP MP Tony Pua's statement that the Finance Ministry had issued a letter of support to guarantee 1MDB’s loans and Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan's subsequent assertion that no such letter was issued indicating there was more trust he placed on the DAP MP then the Finance Minster and his deputy. That was the most scathing part of the attack by way of this report on Najib.

On the possibility of UMNO taking action against him , he felt he was in the clear,  what is there to take action I did not attack UMNO neither did I attack teh PM I am only reporting against the board of 1MDB?

An UMNO member supporting Khairuddin who is  staunch Mahathir supporter, said, " Najib will not dare act,  if he does that will be his biggest mistake, it will be totally miscalculated and will only hasten his exit."


UMNO groups in Johor are very hopeful that Najib will be dethroned before the Chinese New Year, " there are sufficient issues get him out,"  said a young professional and a member fo the UMNO youth wing, it is time we take him out and save the country. He made it clear that while Johor UMNO was very sure something would happen sooner rather than later told me, "do not mistake us for being supporters of Muhyiddin, we are not!!, he is as much part of the fiasco that is plaguing UMNO politics currently."


He went on to say,  " you can tell the financial situation in the country, when petrol prices are so low our prices are still high, could this be a way in which this government is trying to recoup losses from illegal and inefficient financial management?"


"With all this around and the issue of the GST scheduled in April of 2015, the ingredients for chaos are in place and can we allow that to happen. Can we allow suffering Malaysians to be ignored?" He asked. "UMNO has a responsibility not only to the Malays but to all Malaysians, to see that this mismanagement comes to an end soon. Is this what they mean when they speak about ketuanan? What ketuanan? We are being looked like a bunch of cheats and stupid people, it has to stop and time is near, it will happen in UMNO soon, believe me soon, you can call it,  The New Malay Chorus."

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