To win over fence-sitters, Anwar must quickly improve five areas

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Many ordinary people simply could not see a qualitative improvement in their lives in the 22 months after the 2018 general election – and that is why PH did not fare well in a string of by-elections in that period.

It was these losses that provided confidence to the plotters behind the Sheraton move in early 2020.

What led to the loss of support for PH ahead of the Sheraton move? People’s lived experience on the ground and their interactions with public services can influence their perception of how well (or not) the government is performing. If they see no difference in their quality of life, the fence-sitters among them could easily fall for the narrative of other parties.

If Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim wants to win more fence-sitters to his side, he needs to show real improvements in several key areas within the next six months, especially ahead of elections in six states. Full article on Aliran website

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Alive

When some people could not see a qualitative improvement in their present lives, they look forward to the narrative of afterlife (in heaven?) as promised by religious party.

More with such inclinations when they do not study science in school. They prefer outside help instead of relying on own’s ability.

Hanzo

Beyond a certain point Religions will cause more problems to humanity. Better be moderate and not extreme believers.

Jialat69

The middle path is the way to go.
No right no left.
No Conservative No Liberal.

Most religions have a history of oppression. Just check up on YouTube or Wikipedia.

enid

Our Education Minister must ensure English is properly taught in school.

https://worldofbuzz.com/tiktoker-condemned-for-assuming-spices-contain-pork-when-label-reads-use-on/

Jialat69

In Malaysia never use the words ‘Pork Free’ in your food. [Some people] will somehow think that you are giving away pork free of charge.

Cyril

English standard is very low in Malaysia.

Those with distinction in SPM English also had poor language command. The passing mark must be ridiculously low.

luca

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has cautioned civil servants not to be complacent as the national debt has reached RM1.2 trillion.

Anwar pointed out that the national debt, when including liabilities, amounted to RM1.5 trillion and this matter must be addressed immediately.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/651875

Xiao Huey

Still many want to withdraw their EPF money without realising that the government will not be able to support them in their retirement days due to high debt.

Shriek

Why gomen still maintain low retirement age? Gomen should encourage Senior like alpha or rakyat 888 to work part time instead of spending full time on KbKb?

enid

Senior citizen can work part-time at McDonald’s or KFC – lower wages can help cut cost and menu price?

Shriek

Young they earn pocket $$$. Old they orso earn pocket $$$ and kill their time.

A Rakyat 88

Senior persons can work part-time, Yes. But them greedy manipulative business people will not lower their menu or food prices even if they can.

Have you seen some of the excuses they give for raising the prices. Some even not related to their business or it’s related impact is very very low.

As for enforcement, what can ah say that has not already been said.

shriek

al pha, you can be a good boss. go and do business and charge a fair price. if you cant that dont kbkb. business man takes a risk, they have to work like 7=11.

Payakan

81% of EPF members with less than RM1,000 in savings are Bumiputera

https://themalaysianreserve.com/2022/08/08/79-of-epf-members-have-less-than-rm1000-in-savings-2/amp/

EPF has warned Malaysians that they will need at least RM600,000 to retire comfortably in major cities (Penang?)

https://www.thesundaily.my/local/rm600000-needed-to-retire-comfortably-epf-MB10004019

Currently 6.67 million EPF holders below age 55 have less than RM10,000 in their EPF.

Jialat69

Anil

I believe you are near retirement age.
Do you need RM600K to sustain your retirement lifestyle in Penang?

As reference, RM600k over 20 years of retirement is about RM30K per year, or RM2.5K per month.

Views from other readers are welcome.

Harimau Tua

Good idea, no need to keep harping on withdrawing from EPF. Old folks can work otherwise can get dementia due to idling.

Hanzo

Students also can work in fast food chains to earn pocket money and relieve parents expenses.

Shriek

Why have to import migrant workers? Why no research from local unis to increase the productivities and gadgets for harvesting? Tak boleh?

A Rakyat 88

Seniors of my time were smart. They knew how much to save for their retirement and how much to spend for their daily needs. Some may be bored, so to kill time some may work and meet people along the way to get them going.

And then, living in the digital world, there is the KBKB cyber social media station, where they like to give their views on current events.
Rakyat 88 is one such senior person.

shriek

how smart are they? smarter then sink apor where their $$ 3xbigger yet without natual resources? we are under threat by race and religion?? why your mca talks about keluargA malaysia and how many 5 years malaysia plans? do you hear that all the times in other countries?

Harimau Tua

In the short term, replace ‘keluarga Malaysia’ tagine programs with ‘perpaduan’ eg. Karnival Sara hidup perpaduan.

Now Malaysia knocked out of AFF Cup, need something else to distract disgruntled rakyat.

glissantia

Changing the slogans also costs money: public wealth.

luca

Without propaganda slogan or theme song, you cannot convey your message to the general public especially those low educated ones. Another sad reality in Bolehland.

A Rakyat 88

C1
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“RAFIZI TELLS OFF FOOD OPERATORS WHO KEEP PRICES HIGH” by FMT Reporters dd January 21, 2023 6:43 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/21/rafizi-tells-off-food-operators-who-keep-prices-high/

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Minister Rafizi, you have pointed out that the business owners of restaurants and food stalls are keeping their prices high despite the fact that the prices of raw ingredients are low ( is it really ) and electricity rates are maintained with fuel, gas and cooking oil prices etc, being subsidized by our government.

Cont. to C2

enid

Malaysia’s agro-food import stood at RM64 billion compared to exports of RM39 billion in 2021. Imports of food accumulated to RM482.8 billion over the last 10 years, while exports amounted to RM296 billion.

Malaysia does not produce enough food to feed its people and industries, with agricultural productivity being only 45% of the average for high-income countries. .

The above statistics are hallmark of Kerajaan Gagal.

A Rakyat 88

C2
==

You denounced the attitude of certain operators who still refused to lower their prices. So, how do you tackle the situation? By asking for their help to ease the financial burden of our Rakyat. Is that how it is suppose to be done?  

Do you think they will care to do it, They are already in the wrong by not lowering the food prices when they should. What is the purpose of having enforcement units then? What do they do?

End.

A Rakyat 88

luca dd 19 Jan 2023 6.42pm, ” DSAI want to develop a Madani Nation to foster a new way of thinking among Malaysians.” ======== There has been quite a few slogans in the past since TMM. The Madani slogan, its concept is good to hear and there are a lot of good feeling, good things in it . But we Rakyat would like to see it put in practice first by the political leaders of the Unity Government and lead by example, this Madani concept in its entirety, as advocated by our PM, beginning with the PM himself, by words and… Read more »

shriek

al pha, xin nian kuai ler, support you on this. keep on kbkb on this carry on kbkb on this

Nandos

Anwar must ensure Zahid stays as Umno chief to keep unity government in place. Zahid must purge the pengkhianat gang in Umno including Hisham and Sabri to send them to Bersatu.

Jialat69

Seems like Hisham is in trouble for supporting Bersatu. Now Umno Top 2 is no contest, Zahid will influence the MT disciplinary board to take action against the pengkhianat gang[?].

luca

Anwar admitted that the political hostility in Malaysia has been described as being “very sharp”, which may have been due to the legacy of Dr Mahathir’s leadership style.

“Whoever does not support him (Dr Mahathir) is considered an enemy, and this hostility has continued until now.

“I hope our opposition (in Malaysia) will not continue this political hostility, and I have also asked them to refrain from issuing statements that incriminate or label people as infidels. If this can be alleviated, we can have a better dialogue,” he said.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/423048

PCH

That old man is the Banshee of Bolehland.

Once he has left the scene (counting down), the rakyat can leave in peace and prosperity.

Jialat69

Time is not on his side after Pejuang lost everything in GE15.

Royce

Pejuang father and son also have different ideas and are in conflict. The old one still harping on ketuanan issue but the Malays are no longer responding to him with pas and abah being more influential!

luca

Pejuang can absorb those muafakat fellows (Anuar, Zuraida, Ridhuan Tee…) as well as those soon-to-be Umno castaways like Hisham and Sabri. MCA and MIC can also join the Pejuang alliance to give it a multiracial legitimacy.

Shriek

You think pkr multi racial? Face only. But eat and play show otherwise

A Rakyat 88

Wah…. shriek, what can ah say. You are right on the spot. The word to describe it is ‘superficial’. But their chief have recently introduced
‘ Madani Nation ‘. Waiting to see how this is going to work out.

Shriek

Slogans are shiok sendiri. So many as slogans that they become meaningless and confused.

A Rakyat 88

Indeed shriek. Just wondering, how is the current PM going to dismantle
or crack, 60 years of hardened bad policies, with his introduction of the ‘Madani Concept’ program.

shriek

dont think pkr is good too? Reformed party but yet still keep Sosma? If there is no reformed now, Moo will talk about race and religion again like last time

Payakan

If you follow football matches, ok to play delay tactics and waste time when you are leading. Same logic here, faham?

Jialat69

There are political fanatics around fanning racial and religious issues. Keep Sosma for now, it will be useful as deterrent to maintain peace and harmony.

Shriek

So until now, no acting from polisi and Macc? We have so many laws and why use sosma?

enid

Polisi is from Indonesia, they cannot interfere with our affairs.

You should use PDRM.

Payakan

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 23 — Development would be hollow if it came without social justice or recognition of Malaysia’s multiculturalism, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Narrow religious views and unhealthy rivalry among the country’s racial communities would also foment dangerous intolerance and extremism, he warned.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/01/23/at-penang-cny-do-anwar-urges-malaysia-to-embrace-social-justice-reject-racial-intolerance/51648

A Rakyat 88

B1 == ” ALLOW USE OF EPF CONTRIBUTIONS AS BANK COLLATERAL, SAYS ECONOMIST ” by FMT Reporters dd January 19, 2023 9:57 AM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/19/allow-use-of-epf-contributions-as-bank-collateral-says-economist/ ======== Some NGOs got together and requested to our unity ruling government that they should allow another round of withdrawal from EPF for our Rakyat facing living difficulties. Probably being a unity government, the NGOs must have thought, it can easily be impressed upon. Unfortunately for these group of NGOs, our unity government thought well into this matter very carefully and decided that it will have a disastrous impact on the future well being of our Rakyat. Our current PM… Read more »

A Rakyat 88

B2
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The previous request before this was denied. This what happens when the government takes the role of being their ‘Daddy’ and keep giving ‘sweets’ to indulge them. Once they have acquired a ‘taste’ for it they will want more.

And so, one brilliant economist came up with the idea of using the EPF money as collateral to allow those facing financial difficulties to take loans from the banks to cover their debts or for whatever other reasons our Rakyat might have. 

Cont. to B3

shriek

follow dumno and mca getting to to 1.2T debt. no $$$ how epf going to invest? Need smart seniors? Where are smart seniors?

A Rakyat 88

B3
==

Well, here is the kicker. What happens if the borrower, our Rakyat, defaults on the loan payments? What will happen to the EPF money placed as collateral? Has the economist thought of this? Can the economist explain how this will be resolved? 

Sorry to ask these questions, but we poor clueless Rakyat would like to know. Our current Minister for Economy has said, some time ago, that not all our Rakyat are intelligent. Only the intelligent ones can understand about economy, economics, etc etc etc, hence our questions on your proposed idea.

End.

A Rakyat 88

The suggestions given below are better then the one suggested above which is EPF’s money to use as collateral for bank loans ( not a well thought of idea )

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EPF WITHDRAWALS NOT A VIABLE SOLUTION TO CASH FLOW ISSUES – EXPERTS By Bernama – January 20, 2023 @ 8:40am

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2023/01/871962/epf-withdrawals-not-viable-solution-cash-flow-issues-experts

Last edited 16 days ago by A Rakyat 88
shriek

our uni economist shows their true colours in thinking. sounds very smart but our senior al pha 888 is slightly smarter

Alive

Kedah Consumers’ Association president Mohamad Yusrizal Yusoff says that despite Kulim hosting a huge high-tech industrial park, very little of this wealth makes its way into the local economy and the town has not changed much over the years.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/422719

Jialat69

Kulim now quiet now that MBI Teddy has been arrested in ThailNd awaiting extradition to China to face justice.

luca

Penang Time Square is also deserted like a ghost town withe the demise of MBI and the fall from grace of Ivory?

Hanzo

MBI signage’s are all but disappearing in Penang since the state government try not to associate with Teddy? Ivory could be history soon filing for bankruptcy?

Yellow

A law to criminalise racial remarks should be introduced, says a former top civil servant, following two incidents involving remarks by a social media influencer and a national hockey player.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/02/05/racial-slurs-should-be-made-a-crime-says-noor-farida/

Yellow

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — Any “madani” concept for the advancement of civil society must properly follow the precepts of Islam to succeed, according to PAS president Hadi Awang.

Any other version that is guided by Western philosophers will fail, he asserted today, in what appears to be a response to PM Anwar’s recent push to establish a “Malaysia Madani” model to lift Malaysians of diverse races and creeds.

http://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2023/01/26/hadi-claims-madani-concept-based-on-western-philosophers-doomed-to-fail/51980

But why Islam civilization cannot continue to flourish to modern day?

luca

DSAI want to develop a Madani Nation to foster a new way of thinking among Malaysians. The Madani concept comprises six tentpoles: sustainability, well-being, creativity, respect, confidence and kindness.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/01/19/pm-anwar-malaysia-madani-blueprint-spells-new-chapter-for-nation-where-successis-shared-equally/51066

Is this aligned with Aliran’s vision?

Jialat69

Soon Madani theme song?
Very likely.
Same old way.

Brocky

Historic moment DAP and MCA together

luca

Anthony apologized to GPS and now made peace with Wee over TAR funding, undo the damages done by niaokong.

shrieking guy and 88 guy can now reconcile.
Same gesture should happen between Anil and tunglang in the spirit of unity.

Shriek

Education including higher should be equal. Non’s equity has reduced and is less than half half. The nons have reduced in population and wealth. TAR still MCA only kind in this world to remind the haves and the have nots. Is this unity?

Royce

I think mca is exploring ways to come back, trying to be nice to dap to gauge the response from the community. After all mca has little cards to play now since umno is warming up to dap.

Xiao Huey

Umno could likely ditch MCA for DAP in the next GE since their support base do not overlap. MCA will become irrelevant like Gerakan.

A Rakyat 88

“LIVELY ATMOSPHERE AT MCA’S CNY OPEN HOUSE WITH ATTENDENCE FROM ALL RACES, SAYS DR.WEE” By Rahimy Rahim and Ragananthini Vethasalam 
dd Sunday, 22 Jan 2023 2:44 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/01/22/lively-atmosphere-at-mca039s-cny-open-house-with-attendance-from-all-races-says-dr-wee

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Are you sure about it, Xiao Huey ?

Jialat69

MCA is still cash rich to organise cny open house. Today many people have financial difficulties. So free food in open house will definitely draw crowd.

A Rakyat 88

Yes, those who like MCA and those fence sitters would have gone to the open house but am sure those who have a chronic dislike for all things MCA would not have gone there. What say you, Jialat69?

Payakan

Free food or any freebies will draw crowd in Bolehland, never mind the queue, let alone the giver. Those who dislike MCA will derive even more pleasure eating for free especially at Wisma MCA.

A Rakyat 88

Hallo Payakan, wouldn’t that make those people who dislike MCA, who constantly condemn MCA, to be unprincipled hypocrites lacking in moral values, for quietly going to MCA’s functions to eat free food or to receive free aids / assistance, etc etc etc.

What do you think, Payakan?

luca

PAS has started laying the groundwork for its campaign, based on race and religion, for the forthcoming elections in six states across the peninsula, analysts said.

These include the Terengganu state government’s strengthening of its shariah criminal law; Kedah’s forced closure of gaming outlets; and an Islamist lawmaker in Penang demanding a shopping mall cancel its Chinese New Year alcohol promotion.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/423281

luca

Iman Research: PAS’ ‘green wave’ long time coming, came from lack of Pakatan presence and winning over first-time voters

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/01/20/iman-research-pas-green-wave-long-time-coming-came-from-lack-of-pakatan-presence-and-winning-over-first-time-voters/51161

Cyril

The government today must realise lots of Islamic brainwashing is not just happening in the religious school, even in the national school too.

Ought to revamp Jakim if not dissolve it completely!

Alive

Gerakan’s Dom and Oh are Hadi’s wingmen in Penang.

Nandos

One Hadi Kanan one Hadi Kiri, but both and Gerakan will Harakiri in Penang state election!

Yoges

Dom and Oh can assist PAS to regulate the sale of liquor in Penang?

enid

Gerakan believes the time is now ripe for the party to knock DAP off the pedestal and take over the state again.

Its president Dominic Lau said the party, even though it failed to win a single seat in the 2018 and recent general election, has “the concept, strategy and talent” to rule Penang again.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/424508

Do you agree, Mr Anil?

Hanzo

Oh is dumb to continue with Dominic.
Hadi is toxic.

Payakan

Penang deputy chief minister P Ramasamy said that Dominic Lau was “hallucinating” about the Gerakan’s chances in the polls, given the racially and religiously-polarised atmosphere that has been created by Gerakan’s partners in Perikatan Nasional (PN), namely PAS and Bersatu.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/23/gerakan-hallucinating-of-comeback-in-penang-says-ramasamy/

Ramasamy should not underestimate PN who can win votes from the Malays in Penang.

enid

PN’s shadow cabinet has no Chinese and Indian. Why Gerakan could not provide Muhyiddin with a Chinese or an Indian to be in the shadow cabinet?

Royce

After complaining about liquor sale, now pas is complaining about the upcoming local movie Pulau, claiming to be immoral due to actresses wearing bikini and ms puiyi hugging an actress.

Harimau Tua

I do not drink but we should not ban others from drinking.

If drinking is bad, how about cancer causing smoking? Smokers endanger themselves as well as others via 2nd hand smoke.

Do not need to concern about Pulau since OnlyFans is easily accessible by our Internet users, young or old, religious or not.

Milk Tea

Anwar must do better. Yet to see any constructive solutions from his team to curb the rise in cost of living. Anwar, no one cares about how many documents you have on your table!
If he is not careful, the people might want a Abah-led Perikatan Nasional as it may be more aesthetically pleasing for certain groups. Dominic is a fan.

Derga

DSAI must quickly investigate the claim that Abah sakau billions of ringgit during covid emergency to fund Bersatu. First must change that macc chief.

glissantia

There are medicine shortages in Germany, some food shortages in Australia, millions of homeless in US, etc. This is chaos imposed globally, deliberately.

Yoges

What is the point you are making? What chaos?

Panadol is selling out in many places in Malaysia.

Shriek

Too many headaches? If selling like hotcakes, then plenty of manufacturing?

Jialat69

Panadol is just a brand name. Can still get other paracetamol …, cheaper but equally effective.

A Rakyat 88

A1 == The Blue shirts or is it Red now ( UMNO Boys ), are coming to town to partner with the PH state governments. A Bold and so Confident a statement was issued by non other than the President of UMNO himself.  Next day, Amanah says, ” Selangor PH won’t give up seats to BN ” but the President of UMNO said they are going to part of the PH state govt and did not say anything about seats allocations. And the analysts 2 days earlier said, ” Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional may work together in the six state… Read more »

luca

PH is working with Umno for the state elections, not with BN since MCA and MIC are sidelined.

A Rakyat 88

Hallo luca, are you saying Barisan Nasional has split up and its coalition members have gone their separate ways ?

A Rakyat 88

A2
==

1. “GET READY TO BE PART OF GOVTS IN PH STATES, SAYS ZAHID ”
by Ainin Wan Salleh  dd January 14, 2023 7:25 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/14/get-ready-to-be-part-of-govts-in-ph-states-says-zahid/

2. “SELANGOR PH WON’T GIVE UP SEATS TO BN, SAYS AMANAH MAN”
by Elill Easwaran  dd January 15, 2023 10:15 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/15/selangor-ph-wont-give-up-seats-to-bn-says-amanah-man/

3. “SEATS OF DISCORD FOR STATE POLLS” by Martin Carvalho and
Tarrence Tan dd Friday, 13 Jan 2023

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/01/13/seats-of-discord-for-state-polls

End.

luca

PAS president Hadi Awang has defended the party’s distribution of cash to voters during the last general election, stating that it was charity, hence not against election rules. He said existing rules only prohibited contesting candidates and contesting their representatives from giving cash to voters.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/424285

A Rakyat 88

It is a weak argument from PN/PAS that can be easily defeated or rebutted. It is in the timing of giving out this so called charities. If one is sincere and knowing GE rules this should not have taken place during GE. Also if Rakyat were to ask for it, one should have told them about GE rules and should have done the charity work after GE is over.

A Rakyat 88

B2 == Our Nation’s State Election for 6 states is coming some time in the middle of this year.  Our women folks, please note, they (IEA) only mentioned about working with, “Our Brothers In Malaysia”. They have not said anything about working also with our sisters in the government or outside the government in Malaysia. Ah wonder if your request for the 30% participation in the public and private sector is going to materialize if a working relation takes place between IEA and Malaysia. And then also, there are these things about getting education and attending schools to acquire knowledge,… Read more »

Shriek

What iea has to do with local and improving the 5 areas in Malaysia?

A Rakyat 88

“Dirty Tactics Deployed To Prevent Contest For Top Umno Posts”, says KJ by FMT Reporters dd January 14, 2023 2:12 PM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/14/dirty-tactics-deployed-to-prevent-contest-for-top-umno-posts-says-kj/ ======== It is the Party’s Annual General Election. The party did not do well in the recent GE15. If the Party want to see changes and improvement to do well in the next GE16, Party members election must take place. If the party members feel the current leadership is still the best then re-elect the same leaders. If not, replace current leaders with another whom the members think will do better. The members must decide sincerely, for the good of the… Read more »

Payakan

Good for Umno Top 2 not to be contested.

Zahid is less controversial compare to Sabri who has made this headline in
2015:

Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob menggesa masyarakat untuk memboikot peniaga Cina yang enggan menurunkan harga barang

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/ismail-sabri-kurang-matang-bila-suruh-boikot-peniaga-cina-samm-53311%3famp=1