Rafizi’s Invoke to hold fundraising dinner in Penang on 15 January

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Dinner invitation cards are available from Dr Toh Kin Woon 019-4144392. Donations for tables going for RM1,000, RM3,000 and RM5,000. Single loose seats going for RM100 per person at the RM1,000 tables.

8pm, 15 January at Penang Chinese Town Hall.

Funds can be transferred to INVOKE Solutions’ bank account:

INVOKE Solutions Sdn Bhd
Maybank account number: 5622 0964 0698

Rafizi’s message below:

I am very flattered for all the kind words of support given to me ever since I was sentenced to one and a half years imprisonment under the OSA about two months ago. Despair not, while fate has it that I have to take a six-year break from parliamentary and party politics; that does not mean I stop working towards the removal of Najib.

In fact (through Invoke), I have been running faster than ever. I am now able to decide (independent of party bureaucracy) how to channel my time and resources to contribute. I have focused the last two months on recruiting more volunteers, spearheading emotive issues that strike chords with the key swing voters (i.e. disenfranchised Malay voters who were largely pro-establishment previously) and building specific communication channels that can micro-target these swing voters.

Invoke has hit more than 10,000 registered volunteers so far (a phenomenal success given that it is only a few months old). Our analytics system is operational and running as we speak. Through my Facebook page (which has hit circa 570,000 followers), I have been able to engage directly with the largely Malay audience, and the readership of the news that I post daily on the page has reached a weekly average of 4m.

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I have toured Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Johor and Kelantan since my sentencing to meet Malay swing voters in key battleground seats in 11 marginal seats. I have been scheduled to cover the rest of the country and the remainder of the 30 marginal seats in January and February – now armed with the highly emotive Felda issues.

There is definitely a disquiet on the ground among the Malay swing voters. More people come forward to express their readiness to change. I know for certain there is a significant shift among the Malay swing voters that presents us with the best opportunity for change in decades.

But winning the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Malays in key battleground seats is literally a hand-to-hand combat. Our candidates are up against outright money politics, intimidation and overwhelming resources that Najib’s side deploys against them on daily basis. Without a steady ground presence to keep pushing for the shift among the Malay swing voters, we may not be able to sustain this in the coming months leading up to GE14.

That is why Invoke has launched a “Sponsor A Constituency” initiative to raise RM3,000 a month to help fund grass root campaigns by our candidates in the marginal seats for four months. Our target is to raise RM360,000 in January 2017 (RM3,000 X 4 months X 30 constituencies), so that the candidates supported by Invoke can continue to penetrate areas previously unfriendly to them.

If you are in Penang or the northern region, you can meet me on 15 January 2017 for the northern leg of “Sponsor A Constituency” fundraising dinner. Dinner begins at 8pm at the Penang Chinese Town Hall, Georgetown and invitation cards are available for donations of RM100 and upwards. For more details, you can pay online.

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Alternatively, you can call our dedicated tele-fundraiser number at 03 7890 2478 to speak to one of Invoke’s tele-fundraisers who will be able to complete your bookings.

If you are not in the vicinity of Johor Bahru or Penang; or are not available during those dates, you can still sponsor a marginal constituency at whatever amount you can afford. Please visit the Invoke fundraising page or speak to our tele-fundraisers at 03 7890 2478 to contribute.

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Invoke should devise simple and direct message in Bahasa Melayu to reach out to the rural area voters. So far its video on Youtube is mostly in English, too long and not straight to the point. Invoke should devise short viral videos for mass circulation via WhatsApp and Facebook. Otherwise it has no match against the nightly TV3 8-9pm propaganda.

Hanis
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Hanis

Rafizi Ramli mendakwa sokongan orang Melayu terhadap BN/Umno jatuh mendadak melalui kaji selidik Pusat Inisiatif Dasar Invoke (I-CPI) baru-baru ini.

Rafizi berkata daripada 10 responden yang ditanya, empat daripadanya akan mengundi Umno/BN.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika menjadi panel dalam program bual bicara yang dianjurkan INVOKE Malaysia pada malam Khamis lalu.

Arifin
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Arifin

Good video relating to Invoke:
“If we want to save this country, there is no shortcut”
https://youtube.com/watch?v=PA5d4ap-zck

Please help to spread the message by forwarding this video.

Tay SL
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Tay SL

Rafizi: Peneroka FELDA habiskan sisa hidup dengan berhutang

Tay SL
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Tay SL

The Economist: Najib Razak appears secure, but looks can deceive
The opposition has a chance to strike

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21713838-opposition-has-chance-strike-najib-razak-appears-secure-looks-can-deceive

A ROUND of applause, ladies and gentlemen. Any typical leader of a typical democracy, when found with nearly $700m of ill-explained money from an unnamed foreign donor in his accounts, would experience a swift and fatal fall. Yet, nearly two years after news first broke that Najib Razak’s bank balance had been thus plumped up, his high-wire act continues.

Hong Da Ming
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Hong Da Ming

Pakatan Harapan should gain enough support to beat BN in three-cornered fights by this coming May, said PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.

He said BN currently has a slim advantage over the opposition in a three-corner situation. However Rafizi said based on his observations, support for the ruling coalition is slowly declining, and shifting towards Harapan.

http://m.malaysiakini.com/news/368218

Niao Boh
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Niao Boh

Liew Chin Tong expects Malay Tsunami, what an interesting year!

PS: So far nobody is saying Indian Tsunami yet. The Indian community in the peninsular the majority still sitting on the fence? Awaiting Anil’s analysis for AsiaOne or Aliran reporting….

Tay SL
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Tay SL

Krisis Ekonomi akibat GST dan Kejatuhan Nilai Matawang
https://youtube.com/watch?v=zHc7Q1Zwd1U

Liew Chin Tong Membidas Kenyataan Najib Berkaitan Ekonomi Malaysia

Rajoo
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Rajoo

PETALING JAYA, Jan 6 — Opposition parties must end their feuding and re-organise in the lead-up to the general elections, PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar warned today. The Lembah Pantai MP said the opposition should instead focus on its reform agenda and put the public as its top priority.

Anil,
When do you think is next GE?

gk ong
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gk ong

Likely immediately after KL SEA Games, but Najib must hope for strong gold haul to build up the euphoria if the Ringgit is still at RM4.50 against USD. His Finance Ministry folks have been telling us repeatedly lately that Ringgit would recover to 4.10 level vs USD by middle of 2017.

Tay SL
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Tay SL

Ringgit dijangka kukuh pada separuh kedua tahun ini, kata Irwan

Tay SL
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Tay SL

Istilah ‘Tsunami Cina’ lalu digunakan untuk menggambarkan betapa besarnya pengaruh pengundi Cina sehingga menyebabkan BN kehilangan kuasa pemerintahan di beberapa negeri. Menjelang PRU14, Ahli Parlimen Kluang, Liew Chin Tong pula meramalkan ‘Tsunami Melayu’ bakal berlaku seperti apa dilakukan oleh pengundi Cina dalam dua PRU lalu. “Kini sudah menampakkan angin perubahan dalam masyarakat Melayu. Walaupun belum berlaku tsunami, namun sudah berlaku tiupan angin,” kata Chin Tong dalam satu seminar di Kuala Lumpur, kelmarin. Memetik laporan Sin Chew Jit Poh, Chin Tong menjelaskan, kerjasama yang dilakukan antara pemimpin Umno dan Pas tidak semestinya diterima masyarakat Melayu di peringkat akar umbi. Justeru, beliau… Read more »

Yong Ming
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Yong Ming

Having watched the latest Star Wars movie, I could not help thinking that Mahathir’s Bersatu is like the Rogue Ones, fighting alongside the Rebellion Alliance (Pakatan Harapan – ‘Hope’ is mentioned repeatedly in the movie especially the blind guy by Donnie Yen) to destroy the Death Star (the gerrymandering EC) of the Imperial Regime (Umno) led by Darth Vader (Najib) with his stormtroopers (MCA, MIC, Gerakan and those East Malaysia minions). The Death Star has a weak point and was destroyed in Star Wars Ep3: A New Hope. Let us hope The Force Is With Pakatan to bring down Regime… Read more »

Alif
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Alif

I like the references you have made.
Also do not miss the latest Zunar’s Steal Wars.

Mannan Thalapathi
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Mannan Thalapathi

Penang Forumers can also become Penang Invokers getting more to volunteer for better Penang and Malaysia.

I hope Indian community now know barang naik cause misery. Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas Indians community can pull their resources together. We can meet at Veloo Villa and new SriMoorthy Banana Leaf restaurants at DPiazza if not Madam Priya at Spice. Hope Anilnetto.com can be the platform for us to reach out. Anil can be invited as well.

Simone Sng
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Simone Sng

For once a suggestion for Malaysians to gather at Indian restaurants, not mamak ones. It should be a multi-racial meeting, do not make it like a MIC event.

Soon Fong
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Soon Fong

Anil should organise one gathering for his multi-racial ardent readers to meet over coffee to discuss current affairs.

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Anil, you could be the referee!
Just wear your straw hat!

Niao Boh
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Niao Boh

Anil can start live reporting with his notebook with special brew coffee at the mentioned places? Your regular presence there can pull in crowd leading to GE14, while you should get complimentary kopi for your patriotic service to save the nation.

gk ong
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gk ong

A smackdown opportunity for tunglang vs zoro – Anil Netto: Civil War. Which side are you on? Kapitan tunglang lawan Marvel zoro? Sure can get sponsor for kopi at SiaBoey?

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Top MACC man opts for early retirement, allegedly frustrated over SRC case http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/367928 A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigator who played a pivotal role in the SRC International probe has opted for early retirement. Bahri Mohd Zin, 58, who was director of MACC’s Special Operations Division retired last Friday, two years ahead of his official retirement. He had served in the MACC as well as its precursor, the Anti-Corruption Agency, for over 30 years. The special division he headed was formed in 2010 to investigate high-profile cases, especially those involving corruption of more than RM1 million. MACC top man confirms… Read more »

Alif
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Alif

Early retirement or forced retirement?

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Opts retirement means voluntary.
But it could be brought about by circumstances such as this one.

Hong Da Ming
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Hong Da Ming

There have been numerous resignations by staff from MACC and AG’s department and all promised to spill the beans….what happened? All went silent or dissappeared. Maybe they do not want to lose their pension?

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Rising costs may force hardcore poor from school https://sg.news.yahoo.com/rising-costs-may-force-hardcore-poor-school-225500966.html GEORGE TOWN, Jan 3 — Not all are fortunate to begin school today. Some 30 families on the island, which come under the hardcore poor category, are forced to keep their children at home as they cannot afford to send them to school. “The school term begins today but these families simply can’t afford it,” social worker P. Murugiah said. “These children have single mothers with a monthly household income of between RM600 and RM900,” he said. “Their financial situation does not allow them to send the children to school.” Murugiah… Read more »

zoro
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Why not pg forum? Who collect most taxes? Everything has 6% GST collected by federal. How much you give to state as taxes? Who left most carbon footprints on holidays to down under and get paid holidays including family? No barking means you support paid holidays for family?

Rajoo
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Rajoo

Hardcore poor somehow tend to have more children – added burden, less quality of life. Perhaps procreation is recreation to them?

Mat Jasun Bon
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Mat Jasun Bon

Heritage Little India folks of Penang being “janji” many beneficial Satu Lagi Projek prior to 505 GE13 but until now no major significant ones that can help needy ones. Janji dicapati?

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Janji dicapati = janji made delicious looking but still cannot get the chance to eat?

Hong Da Ming
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Hong Da Ming

BR1M cannot cover the additional cost due to subsidy removal of fuel, cooking oil, sugar, flour…. and also the 6% GST imposed on the poor!

tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6
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tunglang supports Bersih 5 & coming Bersih 6

Penang repeats offer to loan Putrajaya funds for Chinese schools
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/367901

The Penang government today repeated its offer to loan Putrajay RM50 million, which it needed to assist Chinese schools.
The Education Ministry froze the RM50 million budgeted due to shortage of funds.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government has spare cash as it has been running annual surplus budgets since 2008.

Note: This is a caring part of DAP which we as Penangites should appreciate & highlight. (Zoro, pls don’t spin!)

Mat Jasun Bon
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Mat Jasun Bon

MCA Gerakan cannot push UMNO to release the promised budgeted allocation to SRJK? Shame on you!

gk ong
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gk ong

Possibly another BN sandiwara to allow MCA to demonstrate its ‘relevance’ to the chinese community in fighting for funding? Whatever it is, it will backfire on Chong Sin Woon.

Yong Ming
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Yong Ming

you are right, a BN sandiwara:
https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/368135

Tay SL
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Tay SL

Wee Kar Siong ’emerged’ (as scripted?) as the ‘hero’ in this saga?
http://www.chinapress.com.my/20170106/魏家祥:5000萬令吉撥款-2週內給教育部/

zoro
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zoro

sure? not buying votes like what you say about selangor giving free water to buy votes?

Bigjoe
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Bigjoe

As admirable and extremely smart Rafizi work is, truth is, it’s very limited how far he will get against the stubbornness of PAS dysfunctionality. Suppose they gain all 30 marginal seats. Truth is PAS will lose all near urban seats even if Amanah does not contest and possibly a few more elsewhere. Even a Pakatan that bends over backward for PAS will still lose

zoro
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zoro

Petrol price jumps. Cars and buses caught in jams and burning money, polluting the air and cause global warming. Sai boey transport centre stalled because of Penang forum. In the end no solution and we are just added the temperature raise for 2017. This blog is good for barking and no solutions.

gk ong
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gk ong

Malaysiakini: Rafizi Ramli and a BN communications team continue to trade barbs over the cost of the MRT 1 project in contrast with the Seoul Line 9 MRT project. At the heart of it, both sides are arguing over the formula used to evaluate how much Seoul Line 9 cost per kilometre.

Perhaps Anil can use his Accountant background to decipher the real cost?

gk ong
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gk ong

I will not donate unless PKR and DAP can assure voters that they are not going after the same seats as seen in the last Sarawak stare election – Pakatan self-cannibalism.

Mat Jasun Bon
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Mat Jasun Bon

Time to invoke if not already revoked the true conscience for a better Malaysia free of hypocrisie$ of unaccounted deceit$.

Rajoo
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Rajoo

Please pump full tank for your car today as the price for RON95 petrol may be increased to RM2.20 per litre beginning Jan 1. Save as much as you can as 2017 can be a very challenging year for all of us.

gk ong
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gk ong

Ron95 up to RM2.10 as Brent Oil is USD56/barrel.
What will be the Ron95 price if the Brent Oil recovers to USD100/barrel with no more fuel subsidy?
Remember Pak Lah once charged us RM2.70/litre!

Mat Jasun Bon
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Mat Jasun Bon

By that time brim-dedak not enough as money no enough leading to you know what lah!

Tay SL
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Tay SL

AKIBAT BN NAIK HARGA PETROL.

Albert Tay
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Albert Tay

What price Malaysia’s trust deficit? The last weeks of December have been busy ones for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. On Dec 13, Datuk Seri Najib signed the much awaited High Speed Rail (HSR) agreement with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that will link Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. That same week, he officiated at the opening of Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), a project that started in 2011. Days later, on Dec 18, Mr Najib launched the 1.4km-long Batang Sadong Bridge in Sarawak, a huge connectivity leap for Sarawakians, who previously had to rely on ferry crossings. The bridge is… Read more »

Rajoo
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Rajoo

Very good article indeed to wake up Malaysians who are lulled by the feel good propaganda of mainstream media.

deng
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deng

Already many Malaysians are now working as cleaners in Singapore.