Anwar’s first anniversary as PM: Fix the economy and hasten reforms

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One year after Anwar Ibrahim took over as Prime Minister, expectations have fallen.

Perhaps we have to be thankful his “unity government” has not collapsed to send the country into political turmoil again.

The bright side is the country is relatively stable, with no serious unrest on the streets.

Despite our RM1.5tn federal government debt, we are not bankrupt! Food prices have crept up, but we have no hyperinflation. Full article on Aliran website

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Ashamed
Ashamed
24 Nov 2023 1.35pm

Anwar is a big disappointment to say the least. He is all talk no action and the country is getting nowhere. … doesn’t keep his promise. His words carry no weight. He’s lucky that the Opposition is no better. His ministers are like him, incompetent and their concern for the Rakyat is negligible. How on earth can such people become ministers and be voted in to become leaders. Will the Rakyat ever wake up from the racial and religious stupor.

luca
luca
26 Nov 2023 11.55am

In a televised interview, Sirul Azhar Umar claimed he was paid by his former lawyer to clear the former prime minister of any links to the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

luca
luca
26 Nov 2023 5.25pm
Reply to  luca

Sirul Azhar Umar, left Malaysia in late 2014 just before he was sentenced to death for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

For almost a decade, he was held in detention in Australia, unable to be extradited because he faced execution. Now free, he’s speaking out for the first time:

shriek
shriek
26 Nov 2023 10.23pm
Reply to  luca

Paid 1M. $$$ disappeared? How being paid? Bitcoin? Can withdraw 1M from malaysian bank easily?

Dharmalingsm
Dharmalingsm
27 Nov 2023 12.37pm

Former Penang deputy chief minister P Ramasamy has announced the establishment of a new party, Parti Bersepakat Hak Rakyat Malaysia (Urimai). The former DAP member said he took the decision after losing faith in the concept of a multi-racial political party.

Indians now have alternative to MIC?

Xiang Yee
Xiang Yee
1 Dec 2023 5.14pm
Reply to  Dharmalingsm

He has paid Zakir Naik RM1.5 for defamation. Seems like many supporters raised the money for him. Did Anil also support him too?

luca
luca
27 Nov 2023 8.53am

One Year of PMX — Unrealistic Expectations or Underperformance? Melisa Idris speaks to political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh and Anil Netto of Aliran.

luca
luca
24 Nov 2023 11.33am

Today the opposition does not provide anything constructive to provide any alternative solutions to help the economy. The opposition only make noise to instigate the Malay public on R&R matters with the hope of public revolt to justify another Sheraton outcome. How to expect PMX to quicken reforms when the bloated civil servants are reluctant to change and perceive any change as a threat to their privileged position? Rakyat may not be convinced by Malay unity concept after the failure of muafakat initiative, so the opposition is busily driving all sorts of new accusations (trivial matters like Coldplay concert, vernacular… Read more »

Apanama
Apanama
29 Nov 2023 10.27am

The wise parents breakaway from tradition to give their children a wholesome education.
The Chinese and Tamil schools have proven their weight in gold.
Religion and race is no barrier to good education.

B Rakyat
B Rakyat
26 Nov 2023 10.23am

Abah made U Turn and Hamzah cried (foul?). Bersatu will still be controlled by Abah after this master stroke?

Public
14 Dec 2023 12.07pm
Reply to  B Rakyat

What about the PAS factor? Bersatu may still be controlled by Abah but PAS controls 4 states with PAS members appointed as MBs.

Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin will make a good leader. Maybe its just not his time yet. Remember, “Patience is a Virtue”.

A Rakyat 88
26 Dec 2023 9.41am

“Mat Sabu: Amanah all for a progressive and inclusive ideology”
By Zakiah Koya dd Sunday, 24 Dec 2023

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/12/24/mat-sabu-amanah-all-for-a-progressive-and-inclusive-ideology

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Excellent speech party president Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu. With that your Amanah political party and your good self must by example be seen practicing what you are preaching. Otherwise, it will all be seen as just cakap cakap only, a feel good speech with no value to it.

A Rakyat 88
19 Dec 2023 5.42pm

“Put a stop to DAP’s ‘toxic narratives’, PAS tells Anwar”  by FMT Reporters dd 19 Dec 2023, 11:52am https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/12/19/put-a-stop-to-daps-toxic-narratives-pas-tells-anwar/ ======== We Rakyat ask, how is talking about local government election issue – ” as toxic narratives or highly inappropriate , capable of causing tension and disharmony in society, creates confusion and suspicion over the government’s policies and direction.” Have the politicians not noticed the constant flooding or flash floods mainly due to clogged drains, the many potholes, the ever disruption of tap water that cause disruption to Rakyat’s lives, in one state the color of tap water is brown, clay… Read more »

A Rakyat 88
19 Dec 2023 5.42pm

“The Kota Bharu MP also said lessons should be learnt from history, recalling the purpose of abolishing local elections nationwide over 50 years ago, “It was aimed at avoiding the dominance of local governments by a single ethnic group to prevent potential tension and disharmony among different communities,” he said.” But Wikipedia says, ” Although there used to be elections for members of local governments such as municipal councils, today, no local government elections are held in Malaysia. Local government elections were suspended after The Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation in 1964. The suspension was never lifted and instead made permanent under the… Read more »

A Rakyat 88
19 Dec 2023 5.41pm

In the State of Penang for example, it is led by a PH/DAP leadership. Are there any tension and disharmony among different communities there. 

There are so many of the majority group living in the urban areas now. The fear among certain politicians probably is that the majority urban community group might not vote for them but instead vote for those who are diligent in their work, their duties and responsibilities.

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“DAP’s Aziz Bari: Malays will benefit from local govt election if done properly” by Ben Tan dd Tuesday dd 19 Dec 2023 10:50 AM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/12/19/daps-aziz-bari-malays-will-benefit-from-local-govt-election-if-done-properly/108237

A Rakyat 88
16 Dec 2023 2.49pm

The other thing we don’t hear much about them is corruption. Is there any? But the current government is carrying sixty years or so of history about it, the latest being the DNAA, LCS scandal etc.

Can Amanah match all this? 

A Politician
11 Dec 2023 12.31pm

Further to shriek saying, “You support turning into a religious state?” Our Federal Constitution was initially established in approximately 1957, and it was later revised and expanded when Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore joined the Federation of Malaya in 1963, resulting in the birth of our nation known as Malaysia. Around 1955, a religious group came to be formed and received official registration. However, our founding fathers opted for a democratic system of governance for our nation, as reflected in the supreme law of our land, the Federal Constitution. This constitution embodies the nature, character and values of democracy. Unfortunately, over… Read more »

A Politician
6 Dec 2023 11.49am

Kemaman is a district in Terengganu. During the recent state election in August 2023, Pas swept Terengganu clean. So, it was already expected that PAS will win this DEC 2 2023 by-election hands down and so they did. It turned out to be a landslide victory. PH unity should just except the fact.

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https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/12/06/samsuri-win-may-bring-down-political-temperature

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/12/05/zahid-pas-won-because-many-bn-voters-didnt-turn-up

Politicians
1 Dec 2023 11.13am

“Unease in DAP over strained ties between Chow, Guan Eng”
by FMT Reporters – 01 Dec 2023, 8:30am

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/12/01/unease-in-dap-over-strained-ties-between-chow-guan-eng/

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“All of the seniors are unhappy,”  

So, what are the senior party members waiting for. Invite both ex CM and current CM to a closed door private meeting and trash it out. If both can’t come to some sort of an agreement, then one has to leave the party and one stays. Isn’t that DAP current party motto – Party above self.

shriek
shriek
8 Dec 2023 10.53pm
Reply to  Politicians

Any update? any closed door? any opened door? If none you must be very unhappy?

Politicians
1 Dec 2023 11.13am

Did not the current DAP SG said recently in Selangor that if,

“This is my final warning. If any assemblymen, municipal councilors, or village chiefs can not work together, just quit the job. If not, I shall expel them,” he remarked at the 2023 Selangor DAP Convention.

Loke also urged Selangor DAP chairman Gobind Singh Deo to be firm and address the issue assertively.”

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2023/11/983006/resign-if-you-cant-work-together-loke-tells-selangor-dap-reps

So, What are the DAP leaders, Seniors waiting for ? Don’t say that statement was meant for Selangor DAP only?

shriek
shriek
8 Dec 2023 10.55pm
Reply to  Politicians

Why not you asked Bersatu? Are they Satu or berdua or berbanyak?

A Politician
11 Dec 2023 11.08am
Reply to  shriek

Lets just wait for SG of DAP to put his foot down and walk the talk.
As for Bersatu, ask them what? The dominant party in PN is PAS.

Most of the majority have awaken. Some political parties just can’t go on with their usual drama with the majority anymore.

Imagine how a person can acquire a RM45,000 bicycle or a RM800,000 motorcycle while there are still maybe millions in B40 wondering how to get their next plate of rice.

Unity people give a lot of talk but still very little action.

A Rakyat 88
26 Nov 2023 10.16pm

“Stop thinking of toppling govt, we broke green wave by winning Selangor, Gobind tells PN” By Zakiah Koya dd Sunday, 26 Nov 20232:44 PM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/11/26/stop-thinking-of-toppling-govt-we-broke-green-wave-by-winning-selangor-gobind-tells-pn ======== Nope, PH has not halted or broke anything. During your AGMs you boys usually come out and talk high and mighty. But other days, where it matters most, where it is most important to speak out, you boys are usually become very quiet like a mouse. It happened in 2018 to 2020 and it is happening now. All we remember now is that your PH leadership likes to talk about religion, religion and religion,… Read more »

A Rakyat 88
26 Nov 2023 10.16pm

Note that ours is a Plural, Democratic, Parliamentarian society governed by the Federal Constitution, which is the supreme law of our country. We have a Federal and State elections every 5 years and all our Rakyat of our land gets to voice their opinions and vote for the government they wish to have to govern our Nation.  

Observe that nothing in this world remains permanent. Today a rich man, tomorrow he may become a poor man. Today a ruling government, tomorrow maybe voted out to become a Opposition. How many of you MPs know our Federal constitution well?

Shriek
Shriek
6 Dec 2023 8.37pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 88

Why not ask PAS? You support turning into a religious state?

A Politician
11 Dec 2023 11.29am
Reply to  Shriek

You understanding of English is poor. Read past comments. Politicians on both sides of the divide have little understanding of the Federal constitution, some pretend to do so.

Some have a different agenda that does not include the Federal constitution, while some pick and choose what is said in the Federal constitution for their self interest while others only wish is to turn our wonderful ‘Multifaceted’
Nation into a single theocratic nation.

A Rakyat 88
26 Nov 2023 9.08pm

“Don’t pull a gimmick like Muhyiddin, Rafizi tells Anwar”
by Ragananthini Vethasalam and Tarrence Tan dd Sunday, 26 Nov 20236:59 PM 

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/11/26/don039t-pull-a-gimmick-like-muhyiddin-rafizi-tells-anwar

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Not only our politics has its Drama, it also has Rap. Listen to the one below.

” UCAPAN PM TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN YASSIN ‘KE SANA KE SINI’ JADI LAGU RAP”

A Rakyat 88
26 Nov 2023 10.32am

“No pause for the Palestine cause” By MARINA MAHATHIR dd Sunday, 26 Nov 2023 https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/columnists/musings/2023/11/26/no-pause-for-the-palestine-cause#cxrecs_s ======== Yes, we agree with you about what you are saying, this merciless butchery of a war taking place in the Middle East but where is your neutrality on this subject. Why have you not also condemned the perpetrators who initiated this useless meaningless war. Where is the condemnation on the perpetrators who savagely raped, slashed, burned and butchered about 2,000 innocent man, women, children which in turn elicited such savage response. They are people too, right or are they some kind of evil monsters to… Read more »

shriek
shriek
1 Dec 2023 6.38pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 88

Who can have musical festival when your next door is all fenced on 4 sides and every thing is controlled who comes in or go out? Further they open up many settlements and take their land away. They send them to prisons without trial and some as young as 14 years old.

A Green Miner
4 Dec 2023 7.27pm
Reply to  shriek

Why no one the world over came out and made a lot of protest, have meetings to find solutions during these period, help to find peace as they are doing now?

Shriek
Shriek
6 Dec 2023 8.41pm
Reply to  shriek

There are many protests even in western countries and also many meetings. The solution is very clear. A 2 state solution. You don’t read and understand?

A Rakyat 88
26 Nov 2023 10.32am

Their own leaders are not so merciful or morally upright and they are said to be living luxuriously outside of the war zone. It makes no sense that their leaders are extremely wealthy said to be billionaires, but their people are poor and live in poverty. One remarked that causalities are part of war and quoted WW1 and WW2.  How do you justify all these? Why the surrounding Arab nations did not allow the Gaza people into their countries as temporary refugees and give them shelter against the harm and danger, the merciless barbaric war that is taking place on Gaza… Read more »

shriek
shriek
1 Dec 2023 6.43pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 88

Why not you asked PMX to invite them to live here in Penang? Same as Rohingya? Palestine is their land. Why live in Cairo?…

shriek
shriek
8 Dec 2023 11.09pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 88

You think those Palestinians in West bank are living in high society? They are warring with Israel and not under HAMMAS but they are similar to their fellow brothers and sister in Gaza strip. You are like the British Minister saying how bad the life under the Gaza authority. Those in the west bank are not much better.

A Rakyat 88
25 Nov 2023 3.45pm

“Muhyiddin reverses decision not to defend party presidency, says wife told him ‘Bersatu is still weak and needs you to lead” By Muhammad Yusry
dd Saturday, dd 25 Nov 2023 3:21 PM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/11/25/muhyiddin-reverses-decision-not-to-defend-party-presidency-says-wife-told-him-bersatu-is-still-weak-and-needs-you-to-lead/104153

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Okay, so what is PN coalition member PAS’s opinion on this? Also, any more plans for TMM to take more ‘unofficial’ position to lead?

A Rakyat 88
25 Nov 2023 3.26pm

“MOE denies ever banning traditional song performances” dd 25 Nov 2023 9:40AM https://www.thevibes.com/articles/education/100097/moe-has-never-banned-any-traditional-song-performance ======== What is this? Another political drama from the DAP reps? Why was the event songs allegedly banned ? Who allegedly banned the event songs? Who are the organizers of this public event? For a public event and its program to take place, the organizers would have to seek the necessary approvals or endorsement from various authorities or stakeholders before presenting it to the public. Was this all done properly, diligently, before hand. Is this a local issue? If yes, is not DAP leading the state government?… Read more »

A Rakyat 88
25 Nov 2023 10.07am

A religious group leader said that only the old, ignorant and ‘rusty’ people aged around 60 to 70, did not support them but then these people went on to appoint a very very old senior politician to be their unofficial adviser to the four states under their governance dubbed as “State Government 4” or “SG4”. His role was to give advice on effective governance to ensure the proposed grouping will be managed efficiently. Also, to connect the four states with investors from countries like Japan and South Korea that have good ties with him. So, the question now is, what… Read more »

A Rakyat 88
25 Nov 2023 10.07am

As for the young ones, they are simply inexperienced, mostly interested in playing with their digital toys and have no idea what is coming to them should they continue supporting the religious groups in politics. 

We are one of the very few countries where in our land, we live in peace. Just look at the Middle East and Europe being wrecked by war. Priority should be given to peace and harmony followed by economy, cost of living, food security and sustainability, etc etc etc.

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/09/15/perikatan-names-dr-mahathir-as-unofficial-adviser-to-four-states-under-its-control/90981

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/687545

shriek
shriek
1 Dec 2023 6.46pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 88

How to live in peace half the size of Canberra for more than 2.5M people – fenced up all round and Israel can do whatever they like?