M'sian politics

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If you thought the divisions in Pakatan were bad enough, Umno itself is split. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this clip.

How bad can it get? Even staunch Umno supporter Ummi Hafilda has had enough! Now, isn’t this poetic? She helped in the effort to remove Anwar as DPM and now here she is in tears over the ouster of DPM Muhyiddin! Boo-hoo-hoo. You reap what you sow.

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The Bangkok Post reports:

Pol Gen Somyot advised his Malaysian counterpart Khalid Abu Bakar in talks at the Royal Thai Police Office that Malaysia must use the proper channels, including the Office of the Attorney-General and the Foreign Ministry, for information about Xavier Andre Justo because he is not a Malaysian national.

The police chief repeated Thailand’s position on no green light for Malaysian authorities to probe the Swiss man and reminded Mr Khalid that the police investigation into the case remained unfinished.

No luck there, I suppose. This is the second time in a week that the Malaysian authorities are trying to get access to Justo to determine if he should be extradited. The first unsuccessful attempt was on 16 July.

Meanwhile, is Najib now a lame-duck PM, in the same way that the Tunku was after May 13 and Abdullah Badawi after GE2008, before they stepped down (or were phased out, if you like)?

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We haven’t heard from Anwar for a while, so here is a message from him:

DS Anwar: “Rakyat Malaysia Perlu Bersatu dan Bertekad Untuk Selamatkan Negara Kita”

Berikut adalah perutusan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kepada rakyat Malaysia yang disampaikan melalui peguam beliau pada 21 Julai 2015:

“Negara kita terus berada di dalam krisis yang semakin teruk, manakala kerajaan BN terus menafikan keadaan ini. Nilai mata wang ringgit merudum, tatkala rasuah dan skandal kewangan mencapai tahap yang belum pernah disaksikan sejak Merdeka lagi.