So Anwar will be de facto leader, Mahathir the chairman and Wan Azizah the president of the coalition. Who could have imagined. But the people and civil society too must play a big role in putting forward their aspirations for reform and change. We cannot just leave it to the politicians.

Pakatan Harapan should also think about how to accommodate a party like Parti Sosialis Malaysia. And it should also come up with a clear manifesto with pro-people policies, the main points of which should be easily grasped by the people.

KENYATAAN MEDIA MAJLIS PRESIDEN PAKATAN HARAPAN
13 JULAI 2017

Menyedari bahawa rakyat mengharapkan perubahan politik negara ke arah pemerintahan yang lebih demokratik, adil dan sejahtera serta sebuah kerajaan yang komited untuk melaksanakan reformasi institusi, menjalankan tadbirurus yang baik dan mengutamakan kebajikan rakyat; dan

Menginsafi bahawa Malaysia di bawah pemerintahan kerajaan Barisan Nasional sedang berada di dalam keadaan krisis yang tenat, terpalit dengan skandal rasuah dan salah guna kuasa yang amat luar biasa, dan rakyat menanggung beban;

Maka, Pakatan Harapan mengambil tanggungjawab untuk membela rakyat dan membina semula negara yang dirosakkan oleh pentadbiran Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak. Melalui kesatuan politik di antara KEADILAN, DAP, AMANAH dan PPBM, kami akan menggembleng seluruh kekuatan rakyat untuk memenangi pilihanraya umum ke-14 dan membentuk kerajaan.

Oleh yang demikian, Pakatan Harapan mendokong matlamat-matlamat berikut:
1) Menurunkan kerajaan pimpinan kleptokrat yang diketuai oleh Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak;
2) Memulihkan kedaulatan dan keluhuran undang-undang seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia;
3) Membatalkan dan memperbetulkan semua tindakan yang melanggar undang-undang dan menggadaikan kepentingan rakyat di bawah pentadbiran Dato’ Seri Najib termasuk mendapatkan kembali wang rakyat yang hilang melalui skandal besar seperti 1MDB;
4) Membebaskan semua tahanan politik dan menggugurkan semua dakwaan politik;
5) Reformasi undang-undang dan institusi yang telah disalahgunakan terutamanya berhubung kuasa Perdana Menteri; dan
6) Menghadkan penggal perkhidmatan Perdana Menteri kepada dua penggal sahaja.

Sebagai tanda kesatuan politik yang lebih jitu, segar dan dinamik, Majlis Presiden Pakatan Harapan bersetuju menerima struktur kepimpinan Pakatan Harapan yang baharu iaitu:

Ketua Umum:
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Pengerusi:
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Presiden:
YB Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

Timbalan-Timbalan Presiden:
YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
YAB Lim Guan Eng
Tuan Haji Mohamad Sabu

Naib- Naib Presiden:
YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
YB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir
YB Chong Chieng Jen
Tuan Haji Salahuddin Ayub

Ketua Setiausaha:
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah

Bendahari:
YB M. Kula Segaran

Sejurus mendapat mandat rakyat dalam PRU-14, dalam tempoh 100 hari pertama setelah membentuk kerajaan, Pakatan Harapan komited untuk melaksanakan perkara-perkara berikut:

• Menghapuskan GST;
• Menstabilkan harga petrol;
• Memberi fokus kepada usaha meringankan beban rakyat;
• Memulakan proses reformasi institusi secara menyeluruh;
• Memerangi rasuah hingga ke akar umbi;
• Menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Siasatan Di-Raja Skandal 1MDB; dan
• Memulihkan FELDA.

Pakatan Harapan memberi komitmen bahawa proses memohon pengampunan dan pembebasan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan dimulakan dalam tempoh seminggu selepas Pakatan Harapan membentuk kerajaan. Permohonan yang dikemukakan mengikut proses undang-undang ini, dengan perkenan Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, akan membolehkan Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim kembali mengambil bahagian semula dalam politik negara sepenuhnya.

Ditandatangani oleh:

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Pengerusi PPBM

YB Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Presiden KEADILAN

YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Presiden PPBM

YB Tan Kok Wai
Pemangku Pengerusi DAP

YBhg Tn Hj Mohamad Sabu
Presiden AMANAH

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77 COMMENTS

  1. Hope Harapan will take note of this & UBAH this country for the benefit of all Malaysians (talents):
    JULIAN TAN: “Why I had to travel halfway across the globe for university”
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/389500

    I am Malaysian, but I’m also ethnically Chinese. I grew up in Malaysia and in my final year of secondary school, I recall being told that I was no longer the top student because “the rules had changed.”

    Traditionally, the top spot was awarded to the student with the highest subject average.

    But that year, my friend who had scored almost 100 points less than me in total marks — a difference of almost 10 percent between our subject averages — had claimed the top spot because he had “tested better for Malay/Bahasa.” He also happened to be Malay.

  2. Felda “will be” managed with integrity, says Shahrir.

    DOES THAT MEAN THAT UNTIL NOW IT HAS NOT BEEN? HE ADMITS IT?

    • Najib has to give out more freebies to Felda folks to keep their loyalty. A desperate move indeed as Felda settlers are awakened by Tun M’s ceramah.

      • Reveal the source of your funding for the Felda incentives, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has challenged Prime Minister Najib, following the latter’s announcement of cash assistance for settlers at yesterday’s Felda Settlers’ Day celebration in Putrajaya.

        “The four incentives add up to RM1.42 billion when Putrajaya and Felda just don’t have that kind of money,” Rafizi said in a statement today, querying where the prime minister would find the money for four out of the six initiatives announced.

        “Najib should specify where his government found the money so that the Felda settlers do not fall victim to Barisan National propaganda.”

  3. Can anyone please post the speeches at ceramah by Tun M since the official formation of Pakatan Harapan? I read that Bersatu is gaining new supporters from disgruntled PAS members.

  4. Tun M has stirred up support for Bersatu in Penang. MO1 meanwhile has to get Mamak votes to replace the lost Malay votes?

  5. The high cost of living, low wages and jobs lost to foreigners are the main concerns for voters ahead of the 14th General Election, a recent survey by the Invoke Centre for Policy Initiatives (I-CPI) has shown.

    “The respondents are concerned with economic issues, the high cost of living, jobs and low wages,” said PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.

    “These issues are far more important to voters compared to bribery and misappropriation of public funds.”

  6. MO1’s MIB for Indians is finally revealed as an offering for them to become Indian Muslims (Mamaks) to qualify as Bumiputeras?

    MO1 will gain new fixed deposit for Indians in GE14. MIC chief Subramaniam can take the lead for conversion? Goodies as bumiputeras are far better than the current dedak offerings.

    Meanwhile Ridhuan Tee should appeal for Chinese Muslims to qualify as Bumiputeras too?

    • The headline guaranteed to p… off Chinese voters……
      “I have listened to the requests made (by the community) and I accept that Indian-Muslims are Bumiputera……” – Najib Razak
      My family has been here for 4 generations. We have paid our taxes, we have contributed to the development of the country we consider home just as every loyal Malaysian citizen. But we are not worthy?

    • This is the extension of MO1’s MIB charade which is cynical, opportunistic and devious, and a carrot to dangle in front of Indian voters with GE14 in sight.

      What has MO1 done for those Indian Malaysians whose families were born here and are still without citizenship? What happened to the nambikei MOU he signed with Hindraf to entice Indian Malaysians to vote for Umno in GE13?

      MIC president Subramanian can lead the way to mass convert (a one way ticket) to Islam and become bumiputeras overnight for instant benefits like ASB and housing discount. MIC can become MIM.

      • Already my Hindu Indian friend is willing to flip to Islam if he can get bumi privileges even though his wife disagree. MO1 knows how to play with the Indians.

    • I hope Indians will not be conned by MO1.
      MIC must explain to us its stand on Indian Mamaks as bumiputeras.

    • I once lived with Indian Muslim (Mamak) neighbours.
      Once outside of their Malay-looking house (e.g. in the car porch), they spoke in pure Malay.
      But once inside, pure Tamil speaking filled the air till the tiny crevices of the walls. Even their afternoon TV movies were pure Tamil at the best of their Tamil enjoyment!
      Trying too hard to qualify for Bumiputera status (on the outside)? Ask “what-say-you” any pure Malaysian Melayu.

      Note: Most Indian Muslim (Mamak) cannot ditch their typical genetic? Indian head-gyroscoping (rotating) when they speak. I can’t help myself but also head-gyroscope while conversing with them face to face!
      Penang multiculturalism mah!

  7. Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to join him in responding to allegations of misconduct in their respective premiership at a forum next month.

    Mahathir said he will be answering all questions asked of him at the “Nothing to Hide 2.0” forum, including whether he himself had stolen any public funds.

    MO1 must not hide behind his strategic communication team.

  8. Kua Kia Song is a liberal idiot in love with his own ideas. There is absolutely no data to his thesis. The issue is whether Mahathir can attract more votes, not just Hadi’s PAS but also as much as Nik Aziz’s PAS. If Mahathir can attract as many votes as Nik Aziz’s PAS, then UMNO/BN can be defeated. PKR and DAP is mostly safe so Selangor, Penang will be in Pakatan hands at least. BN will win Kedah and Kelantan but the issue gains in seats of Johor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan. Its still uphill.

    Kua Kia Song committed a bigger sin in that he failed to articulate his biggest worry. He skirted it. Truth is if PH wins, Kua Kia Song’s most disturbed about, is Ketuanan ideology will never be defeated. Bersatu and PKR and Amanah will comply, Ketuanan managed to check its failure and retain it. DAP already lost its ultimate ideological battle.

    • Malays must ask themselves if they want Hadi’s hudud to take them backwards just like in Aceh. Kelantan folks have been moving south to work in Singapore as cleaners. They need real hope in Harapan to bring progress minus the BN corruption to the state. Real jobs bring income, not focusing on punishment using hudud laws.

    • KuaKS’s family circle reportedly migrated overseas many many years ago to seek idealism elsewhere, leaving him to push his eutopia ideology like a lone ranger.
      We have to emphatize his frustrations. But then now he should see bigger picture instead of die die must uphold his idealism ?

    • An interesting reader’s comment on Msiakini for Kua:

      Why must Harapan be responsible for the excess of Dr Mahathir? Should that not be bourne by UMNO and BN? Kua seems to be just out to create distrust among the opposition and we should be asking why he is behaving so. Mahathir did a long of stuff that Malaysians were not happy with. But Kua, remember that everything he did was within the law. There were projects that suffered enormous loss but was there any allegations that he pocketed taxpayer’s money? No. But are now facing a PM who is guilty of unscrupulous actions and using the laws and government agencies to thwart any investigations . We look like fools in the eyes of the world and are helpless. The opposition has been floundering since Anwar has been jailed on trumped up charges and only since Dr Mahathir active participation has Malaysians been able to hope that perhaps UMNO can be defeated. Sure, he is no angel but I for one am prepared to take a chance with this man. He was our PM once. He could again be our PM again. ABU!

  9. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) adviser Kua Kia Soong predicts that the majority of Malays will support PAS as opposed to Pakatan Harapan come the next general election (GE14).

    He was commenting on the new Pakatan Harapan leadership line-up announced on Thursday night, which included former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as chairman.

    Speaking at the launching of his book “Malaysia’s 14th General Elections: The Big Issues” at Gerakbudaya here today, Kua said Pakatan Harapan had made a “mistake” in believing that Mahathir would be able to attract the Malay vote.

    “Do they really see Mahathir winning Malay votes rather than PAS? I am willing to bet anyone 20 sen that the Malays will go with PAS instead,” he said, possibly alluding to the fact that Umno will benefit from this as it has forged closer ties with the Islamist party.

    https://hornbillunleashed.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/malays-are-with-pas-not-dr-mahathir/#comment-261369

    So non-Malays will make PAS stronger if they do not support Pakatan?

    • KuaKS still cannot forget n forgive M for Ops Lalang detention in the 80s, and prefer PAS over Harapan?
      Better for him to join force with Parti Socialis Malaysia more in line with his Suhakam human rights movement.

    • People like Kua must learn to forgive in order for rakyat to rally behind Pakatan Harapan to oust MO1!

    • Kua should instead join Suaram’s request for PM Najib to explain at the next parliament sitting the transactions and alleged kickbacks of the Scorpene submarines deal to clear his (Najib’s) name.

  10. Even if DAP cannot contest, its candidates can
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/388708

    From recent ROS actions, it appears there are some who are trying to frighten the DAP from contesting the coming general election. The ROS has threatened to deregister the party if it did not hold fresh CEC polls.

    But even if the DAP is not allowed to contest, its candidates cannot be prevented. There is always the possibility that DAP candidates can contest as independent candidates or even contest under the umbrella of the PKR, Amanah or Bersatu. Is this something illegal?

    The conduct of the ROS on the DAP matter is not only unprofessional, but very shameful.

    More than a week has passed, the ROS has not written a letter to the DAP informing it about the invalidity of the party’s 2013 CEC elections. The DAP is eagerly waiting for an official letter, following which the party will decide its next course of action. So, why the silence of the ROS? Perhaps it has not received any recent directives from above?

    Is the ROS serious about the misconduct of the DAP, or is it being directed to destabilise the party as the general election is around the corner? Why was there a necessity for Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to support the decision of the ROS, and why was there a need for a meeting between both the parties before the announcement was made to the public?

    The delay on the part of the ROS to send an official letter would indicate that there is really nothing wrong with the DAP’s CEC elections in 2013. However, it was likely a political decision that the ROS had to adhere so as not to announce the acceptance of the elections results in 2013. There was a high probability that the ROS was asked to keep the party in abeyance about the invalidity of CEC elections in 2013.

    Why did the ROS testify in the court during DAP’s judicial review in 2014 that its advice to the DAP was advisory and that it was not binding? Why was there need to give an impression in the court that the DAP’s conduct of elections was “acceptable”? But subsequent to this, the ROS refused to give any letter to the DAP, although the party waited anxiously. Why was there a need to play this hide-and-seek game with the DAP?

    Delegates list request unreasonable

    Ultimately, a few days ago, why drop the bombshell to say to the public that the DAP 2013 CEC elections were null and void on the basis that the party did not adhere to delegates’ list of 2012. After waiting for four years and knowing very well that it would be impossible for the party to use its 2012 delegates list, why suddenly announce the 2013 delegates list was unacceptable?

    If the DAP wants to conduct fresh polls, how can it use the delegates list of 2012? The ROS knows very well that it would be impossible for the party to use the old delegates list, as few have left the party and there are some who have died.

    I have doubts that the ROS would ever send a letter to the DAP about the irregularity surrounding the 2013 CEC elections. The whole charade about the invalidity of the DAP’s CEC polls in 2013 is just a figment of the wild imagination of those who hold the reins of power in the country. The formation of the new coalition of Pakatan Harapan and the central role of the DAP is not lost upon those in Umno who fear that the outcome of the coming general election might not be in their favour.

    Even if the DAP is not allowed to contests in the general election, its candidates can always contest under the different political parties in Harapan. I am sure that PKR, Amanah and Bersatu might be more than willing to allow the DAP candidates to use their party symbols.

    If Umno/BN is that powerful and popular, why fear DAP for posing an electoral threat? Isn’t democracy and freedom about legitimate contest and competition among different political parties? Why use political power to subvert the democratic process?

    Observation: It is very obvious who is playing the Ke-Bo Phiau (an opposite of Gentleman) prior to GE14. Fearful?

    • Over the years LKS has been demonized by RTM and TV3, so rural kampong folks require paradigm shift in thinking to embrace Harapan.

      • TV3 continue to brainwash its audience on 8pm bulletin with unfounded accusations against opposition especially DAP.

    • How can umno’s Registrar of Societies (ROS) sit on the case for THREE years and then suddenly on one fine day, resurrect the case? Is this even legal? If they think DAP’s CEC election was not done properly, why didn’t they act immediately? DAP has to bring this to the court to decide as we cannot let umno to make to use ROS to silence the opposition at their whims and fancies.

    • ROS had to wait for instructions from their boss UMNO BARU, thats why it too so long and ROS issued verbal statement before written instructions that too on instructions from their boss. ROS boss must jaga his kerusi, otherwise he will learn his lesson like ex Bank negara coward Zeti who will no more talk to the press, otherwise the devils will frame her in a corruption case, she has learnt her lesson.

    • TMJ’s Bangsa Johor (larger context Bangsa Malaysia) concept vs Khairy PoloTN50 approach – which one more appealing to the youth of major ethnic group remains to be seen.

      • KJ is too busy playing Polo, Jamal Yunus is fed up and thus is eyeing the Umno Youth position.

        TMJ should not just post messages on FB, but must take action. He can criticise FAM previously but today as President of FAM we see no improvement. We need man with action.

    • Talk without action is empty.
      So far too much talking, but no action.
      Else rakyat will lose confidence in him.

  11. Raja Petra warned by UK police to stop harassing SR editor
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/07/15/raja-petra-warned-by-uk-police-to-stop-harassing-sr-editor/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeMalaysiaToday+%28FMT+News%29

    PETALING JAYA: Police in the UK have issued a notice to Raja Petra Kamarudin that an allegation of harassment has been made against him by Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown.
    A report in Malaysia Today said the notice was served on him yesterday, and that he was told that he would be arrested and charged in court if he wrote any further articles about her or mentioned her name in any article.
    “RPK was warned that he ignores this notice at his own peril and if he continues writing about Clare or mentions her name again then the police will take action against him, which will mean he would be charged in court and will have to face whatever consequences of his action,” the report said.
    “So, from today, RPK must never again write about Clare or mention her name even if she still harasses other people, such as the prime minister of Malaysia, and calls him and his wife thieves,” it added.
    It said the police told Raja Petra that Clare was suffering from stress because of what he wrote about her, giving the impression that she was being subjected to some form of mental torture.
    It added that Raja Petra, who is now based in Manchester where the notice was reportedly served yesterday, told the police that he was not going to stop writing about her or stop mentioning her name.
    “The police told RPK he will then have to face arrest and RPK replied that he has been arrested many times before this for writing and one more arrest is really not a big deal,” the report said.
    According to the notice, a copy of which was uploaded online with the report, the articles had varied in context from showing Clare’s home to calling her a “perfect example of white supremacy at its worst.”
    “The sheer volume of articles regarding Mrs Brown have been deemed to be harassing due to the abusive communication,” it said.
    The notice added that harassment is a criminal offence under the UK’s Protection of Harassment Act 1997.
    It said harassment can take many forms and cited examples such as wilful damage to property, assault, unwarranted verbal or physical threats, abusive communication and repeated attempts to talk to or approach a person who is opposed to it.
    “It is important that you understand that should you commit any act or acts either directly or indirectly that amount to harassment, you may be liable to arrest and prosecution,” it said.

    Q: Why is Raja Petra so ‘desperate’? Running out of time to save the #1 Thief of Asia?

    • Raja Petra is allegedly a hired writer and conscience goes to whoever pays him well to live the lux life in London.

      • His daughter is now hired by Gerakan to do damage on Pakatan Harapan. RPK likely to operate covertly and cowardly in the background?

      • My Rm3.00 Singapore Bee Hoon guess is RP (is) squeezed:
        his fear for his loved ones esp his son.
        Otherwise, why the sudden U-turn to magically change his sharp words of righteous Nusantara Sword into Plastic Kris only worthy of scratching the back of a Bugis Warrior???
        Only God knows.

      • RPK is in need of dedak to sustain his lifestyle in the expensive London city. … U-turn from Altantunya association towards BANK Forex accusation.

    • Raja Petra is allegedly a hired writer and conscience goes to whoever pays him well to live the lux life in London.
      Marian Mokhtar besides Anil a more conscientious writer.

  12. ‘Unprofessional’ RoS chief should quit, says DAP
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/07/15/unprofessional-ros-chief-should-quit-says-dap/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeMalaysiaToday+%28FMT+News%29
    PETALING JAYA: The DAP has called for the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to resign as he was “unprofessional and had tarnished the good name of his office”.
    The party’s national legal bureau chairman Gobind Singh Deo said this in calling out the RoS for his continued lack of notification to DAP over the order to have fresh party polls.
    “The DAP did not receive any official notification from the ROS as at 5pm yesterday.
    “It appears as if the ROS has no basis to support his decision, nor the basic professional courtesy to write to us officially to communicate that decision to us,” Gobind said over the media statement released by the RoS on July 7, instructing the party to hold fresh elections for its central executive committee.
    “Muhammad Razin Abdullah should resign. Malaysia can ill afford to have heads of departments who are unprofessional. Their conduct defines their office and in this case, that conduct has tarnished the good name of the office of the Registrar of Societies.”
    Gobind, who is Puchong MP, had previously given an ultimatum to the RoS, issuing a statement on Wednesday, that Razin had 48 hours to send an official notification or face the consequences.
    “I ask the RoS to state, if not a letter will be sent. I give the RoS 48 hours.
    “If it doesn’t, either by letter or otherwise, respond by end of office hours this Friday, DAP will have no choice but to consider its options to deal with this position.
    “We cannot hold a fresh re-election without official communication from the ROS to that effect,” Gobind had said in his last statement.
    Conceding that the party will likely have to move forward on the issue regardless of an official notification, Gobind said they will now write to the RoS instead.
    “We may now need to move ahead on the basis that the media statement issued by the RoS on Friday, July 7, is the official notification by the RoS to the DAP of his decision. We will write to the ROS on Monday conveying this to him,” he said.
    Gobind added that the CEC will meet next Wednesday to decide what needs to be done next.
    On July 8, following the media statement issued by the RoS, DAP held a press conference announcing that it will not hold a fresh election, but will seek a meeting with the RoS.
    DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng pointed out that the party had already conducted a re-election in 2013 as directed by the RoS.
    Lim added that the party had also informed the RoS of the re-election results, which involved 2,576 qualified delegates.
    “Therefore, the question of a fresh election does not arise,” he said, adding that they were still keen to meet with the RoS, to discuss the issue at hand and the latest decision which comes three years after what was thought to be an end to the matter.

  13. Kit Siang: RoS’ ability to stand up to interference questionable
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/07/15/kit-siang-ros-ability-to-stand-up-to-interference-questionable/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeMalaysiaToday+%28FMT+News%29

    PETALING JAYA: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang is concerned that the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has been affected by political interference, following its failure to deliver an official letter to the DAP a week after publicly announcing that the party must hold a re-election.
    “The Registrar of Societies is a civil servant and should not be subject to the political dictates and political interference of the UMNO/BN (Barisan Nasional) coalition,” the Gelang Patah MP said.
    “Surely the letter should be ready when the registrar made that announcement the previous Friday, when in fact such a statement should not have been made the subject of a media statement until the registrar’s letter had been received by the DAP,” he said.
    He said it is questionable whether RoS would dare to stand up against any untoward interference in its affairs.
    “I do not think this would have happened to any civil servant if there is no untoward political interference with the non-partisan role of the civil service,” he added in a statement issued after a press conference in Miri today.
    The DAP parliamentary leader said under the circumstances, all party leaders, members, branches and supporters “must be prepared for the worst” to face any ploy to destroy the party ahead of the 14th general election (GE14).

  14. DAP decries ROS’ week-long silence after ordering re-election
    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/388649

    The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has apparently snubbed DAP’s request for an official notice after its director-general Mohammed Razin Abdullah on July 7 declared in the media that the party must hold a re-election.

    DAP national legal bureau chief Gobind Singh Deo said his party did not receive any official notification as of 5pm yesterday, a week since Razin said the DAP must hold another re-election.

    “It appears as if the ROS (director-general) has no basis to support his decision, nor the basic professional courtesy to write to us officially to communicate that decision to us,” Gobind said in a statement today. He also demanded that Razin resign.

    Previously, Gobind had said that an official notice from ROS was “absolutely essential” as it will have to clearly spell out the premise of its decision as well as the directive that DAP will need to comply with…

    GOBIND, don’t wait for a written reply. JUST DO IT: re-election.
    Don’t be caught on a technicality fault if or should they decide to call a GE tomorrow.
    You should know that cowardly-desperate minds turn to cowardly-malevolent measures (by we already know who).

  15. I do have to say abolishing GST is bad idea. It’s not that there is not enough money to abolish it but rather GST is inevitable, once implemented it should be kept even if just a low rate because reimplementing it in the future is administratively expensive.

    Keeping a low rate even for 10-20 years make more sense than abolishing and too politically expedient

  16. After Rahman theory of PM succession has ended, the next theory could be Mahathir theory?
    A possibility if 7th PM is M(ahathir), 8th PM is A(nwar), then 9th PM starts with H (Juan Cheng Guam?).

  17. Mainstream media (print and TV) chose not to report this. BN must be very afraid, thus depriving rakyat the news?

  18. Why Najib’s budget is not sustainable

    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2017/07/14/why-our-budget-is-not-sustainable/

    The salary of public servants in 2003 was RM22 billion, but it increased to RM74 billion by 2016.
    In 2003, the pension of civil servants was RM5.9 billion, and in 2016 the amount soared to RM19 billion.
    Over 13 years, the salary of public servants increased by 236% while the increase in pension was by 222%.

    To me, Malaysia’s budgetary problems have been more than 13 years in the making. For 13 years, we allowed the salary and pension of public servants to run wild, thinking that the Malaysian economy would somehow be able to digest and outgrow these two monsters.

    What has been Malaysia’s average GDP and income growth between 2003 and 2016? At most, they did not exceed 10% per annum in nominal terms. How then can we expect the salary and pension of public servants to remain sustainable?

    • Bloated Civil service is a big burden.
      Need to focus on productivity, less people doing more job to justify any pay rise. Otherwise tax payers money are wasted.

  19. I will vote Mahathir as PM. I am not comfortable with gays or women to lead the country… I am sad why Uncle Lim is not in. There must be a Chinese DPM becuase we Chinese pay 90% of the taxes.
    Anyway Mahathir will make sure Penang is cleaner and green. Penang will no longer be Darul Sampah but Darul Bersih.

    • Not to put LKS in the line for now is not to spook our dear rural folks.
      Chinese no aspiration holding high post in government, more concerned doing business making money, that can finance and sustain Chinese education and culture in nusantara.

    • I will vote Mahathir as the Dihormati Pao Kong (Malay version of Chinese Judge with a brown face) cum Prosector to judge + prosecute the nation’s #1 Thief.
      No appeal, no bail.

  20. Anil
    Parti Socialist Malaysia itself must put forward its agenda clearly so that Harapan can put them into coalition.
    Frankly, until now after so many years I am still not able to grasp the direction of Parti Socialist. Yes they care for the less privileged but their “ideology” needs to keep up with time to fit into commercial landscape in Msia.

      • So Parti Socialis should clearly define how they gonna curb excesses from commercialism to gain understanding and support from bottoms up.

    • Unfortunately PSM idealogy has never been seen to be translated to action plan. I tend to see the party as a protest party challenging the authority. Therefore it is difficult for PSM to work within the framework of Pakatan.

      • PSM please do not waste precious votes meant for Pakatan. They can set up blogs to make noise or continue with its regular protest. DUN or parliament is not a suitable place for them to make noise. I hope Anil could bring some sense to Jayakumar.

  21. The beating of distant drums and clarion calls of supportive people are welcoming the long-awaited formation of Pakatan Harapan, a united coalition consisting of credible leadership to restore hope and dignity to a despairing cum down-trodden Rakyat who have been long subjected to wallow in abject indignities and humiliations under the blatant mismanagement and corrupt practises of a tyrannical and bully tactics of BN government. The auspicious event deserves the unanimous support and encouragement of all right-thinking Rakyat, acknowledging the fact that never in the annals of our nation has its people been so undignified by the blatant acts of corruptions and abuse of power by BN leadership, particularly the untouchable MO1. At approach of imminent GE14, it is opportune to reiterate that the formation of Pakatan Harapan is both timely and judicious as its leaders need to harness and strategise their collective endeavours to go to ground and win the hearts and minds of the voters.

  22. Whenever Pakatan makes an announcement, there are always comments- Why don’t… Why doesn’t include…
    I think: If the rakyat do not vote Harapan into Putrajaya, we can’t demand anything. The first step is to vote Harapan into power. You are afraid that Harapan can’t do well, by the way, the rakyat have been conned by BN for ages.
    If you think that your daily life is getting difficult, vote for change, vote for ‘HOPE’..

    • Unfortunately when daily life is getting difficult, many (from personal experience) immediately think of when the next br1m dedak and not (rightfully) when is next GE14 to boot out be-end.

    • VOTE FOR CHANGE, DENY THE PARALYSING FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY.
      If we don’t vote for CHANGE, we may never see a brighter future for the next 50 years.
      We may even be leeched by another 1MDB v 2 masterminded by the same chinaman.
      This is a rare opportunity to correct the mistakes brought about by 50 years of race-tinted myopic governance.

      • Yes, do not be deceived by TN50, unless you want to shoulder the national debt on top of your household debt.

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