Photo of the day: The Doctor’s rehabilitation continues


Who would have imagined. Mahathir and Siti Hasmah with Anwar’s daughter Nurul Izzah.

Meanwhile, the effort to reach out to rural folks and explain the 1MDB scandal began in Penaga last night.

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  1. Tun Dr Mahathir has admitted to the turnabouts on matters such as his views on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but denied he did so from fear of being prosecuted.

    His paradigm shifts were instead motivated by his desire to challenge those whom he accused of stealing from the country.

    He also said his turnabout on Anwar was not his first, saying he had done so “long before” he finally agreed to support the latter to become prime minister, despite previously saying that Anwar must never rise to the position.

    “In the effort to destroy the demon, I found common ground with the parties opposed to Umno and BN.

    “I found common ground with Anwar Ibrahim. I found that Anwar and me can work together after I had made my U-turn,” he wrote on his blog.

  2. Najib said Tun M ‘tak boleh pakai’ and claimed that a portion of 1MDB’s revenue is used for various initiatives to help the people, which range from housing to education. But 1MDB cannot even service its loans and bonds! Already it is depending now on China bail out. So is there any profits from the revenue especially when the capital is almost gone – most of the RM 42 billion. Most of the 1MDB capital of RM 42 billion has been siphoned out … and what is left is being squeezed in the name of donation and service.

    This is indeed hypocrisy. Najib is making a mockery of Islam by making all these false statements in a mosque.

  3. KJ should choose between politics and polo

    Today Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin spoke about certain political leaders who, in his mind, need to retire. I think his reasons for their retirement is flawed.

    In our Malaysian context which is that of a maturing democracy, the benchmark for continuing to be in politics is the ability of the person to serve the best interests of the people and the nation.

    So when a politician is seen to be serving the narrow interests of his or her own party or even worse his or her own personal desires, or when the politician is seen to be doing the nation a great disservice or – more crudely – STOLEN FROM THE PEOPLE, then that person must retire.

    That’s why I think Khairy has trained his “guns” on the wrong side of the political aisle.

    Members and leaders of the Federal Opposition are not the ones to have been alluded to in international financial scandals, or enabled the share value of FGV to fall to historic lows, or created the environment whereby billions of ringgit were allegedly syphoned out of the Sabah Water Department. I can go on.

    And these are the politicians that Khairy should be urging to retire, for a better Malaysia.

    Therefore I believe it is high time that Khairy, who has neither said anything about the ongoing 1MDB mega scandal nor mobilised Umno Youth to protest the “political interference” of the United States Department of Justice as claimed by the attorney-general, seriously reconsider his career options.

    Khairy should choose to either be a unifying political leader and bring the necessary change Malaysians are clamouring for, or retire from politics and focus on his polo career.

    To be part of the Malaysian polo team is obviously a major endeavour, and surely he needs to focus and constantly train with the polo team in order to compete and win in the upcoming SEA Games.

    So, Khairy, which will you choose?

    FAHMI FADZIL is Parti Keadilan Malaysia communications director.

  4. The voters better don’t have too much HOPE with Mahathir or Najib in power to avoid disappointments later.

    Just make sure all of you have enough savings to go thru hardships when nation on the brink of collapsing, sad but true.

    • Just read a report that 3 out of 4 Malaysians have little savings to fork out RM1000 immediately when face with financial emergency.

  5. Rehabilitation through incremental concession when cornered? What about the wasted, diverted and missing hundreds of billions of RM, conflict of interest, political rigging, neglect, apartheid, tyranny, brutality, torture, etc.? How much has this super-champion of Bumi’s helped them in meaningful (lasting) ways?

  6. Najib latest vitriol against Mahathir proved he is running scared. Anwar-Mahathir combo can beat Najib-Hadi combo including their UMNO-PAS union

    • Zahid Hamidi said Mahathir had gone overboard in his criticisms of Umno and the government to the point Najib had run out of patience.

      “His (Mahathir’s) time is past, be quiet. Sit down and recite religious verses (to Allah). He unveils the flaws of the present leaders, don’t forget we also used to cover his flaws. Don’t let it be our turn to show his shame and ‘scabs’. There is so much that we can reveal.

      “He (Mahathir) was strong (during his tenure) not because of him but because the Umno members strongly supported him,” he continued.

    • Putting a twist on PM Najib’s infamous “Chinese tsunami” theory, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin said Umno faces a “Malay tsunami” sweeping through the heartlands that used to be Umno strongholds.

      Muhyiddin said Malays in the rural areas, which have been the traditional Umno vote bank, are warming up to Bersatu, forcing Umno to use its divisional annual general assembly platforms to attack Bersatu.

      The rural malays are now beginning to realise the real corrupted matters surrounding 1MDB and Felda. 6% swing of Felda malay votes to Pakatan will mean Umno will lose the foothold in many parlimentary seats.


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