Tun Dr Mahathir, From A Statesman To A Street Demonstrator

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Above are three images of ‘the new Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’ after he left UMNO, the party that once made him the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The first image was taken at the High Court of Kuala Lumpur on September 5, 2015, when he made a surprise court visit in support of Anwar Ibrahim, during Anwar’s NSC suit.

It was Dr Mahathir who sacked Anwar Ibrahim from the Deputy Prime Minister post before Anwar was sent to jail.

The second image was taken on November 19, 2016, during the illegal Bersih 5 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur.

In the photo, Mahathir, wearing a Bersih 5 t-shirt was seen shouting like a mad demonstrator, when during his days as the Prime Minister, he was against demonstrations and looked down at demonstrators.

The third image shows Dr Mahathir proudly wears a ‘Free Anwar Now’ badge, another odd situation after what he did and said about Anwar when he was still in power.

What is happening to Dr Mahathir?

Dr Mahathir was once a statesman and condemned Bersih demonstrators as wanting to topple a legally elected government.

But now he eagerly took part in the illegal Bersih demonstration which was led by the party that he once hates. 

Like Bersih leaders, he too wants and trying hard to bring down the legally elected government; an action which he used to condemn.

He had changed from a statesman to a street demonstrator, taking part in an illegal demonstration to topple a legal government.

Dr Maharhir had changed from a great and smart leader to a person easily used by his enemy turns ally, as claimed by “DAP’s Superman” Hew Kuan Yau.

According to Hew Kuan Yau, DAP is only using Mahathir to bring down Najib.

Dr Mahathir used to say that,” Melayu mudah lupa” but now it is clear that it is actually Mahathir who mudah lupa.

Now Dr Mahathir sudah lupa who voted him to power, his stance about street demonstrations, who DAP really is, the agendas behind Bersih and he even forgets what is Act 355 which was amended twice during his tenure as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Police Report On Lim Guan Eng’s False Statements

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Yesterday, as a loyal citizen of Malaysia, I filed a police report on Lim Guan Eng’s blog article regarding Act 355 at the Ampang Jaya Police Station.

In the article, the Pulau Pinang’s Chief Minister (CM) made four seditious false accusations:

  1. DAP opposes the hudud-like laws because it is contrary to the Federal Constitution.

  2. Our Federal Constitution is secular in nature with Islam as the religion of the Federation. Raising the punishment cap so that it can come closer to Hudud provisions would contravene the Federal Constitution in both spirit and substance.

  3. MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP deserve public condemnation for betraying their principles and promises to uphold and defend the Federal Constitution but also for their political expediency to continue to deceive the people by supporting UMNO that is willing to work together with PAS to bypass the Federal Constitution to allow these laws to take effect.

  4. DAP reiterates that the failure of MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN now is seen as a form of tacit approval of the unconstitutional measures adopted by UMNO to support PAS’ move to raise the punishment cap of Islamic laws that moves closer to Hudud-like laws.

DAP opposes the hudud-like laws because it is contrary to the Federal Constitution.

This is a recycled accusation that I’ve answered many times before.

Neither the Act 355 nor the amendment of the Act is contrary to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia and the amendment of Act 355 it is not about implementing hudud-like laws as falsely accused by the CM of Pulau Pinang.

The fact that the Federal Constitution recognises the institution of Syariah Courts as stated in the Article 121 (1A) and the Part 1 List II  of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution, proves that the Act 355 is not contrary to the Federal Constitution.

Furthermore, the Act 355 is an existing Act and it is already part of the laws of Malaysia.

Our Federal Constitution is secular in nature with Islam as the religion of the Federation. Raising the punishment cap so that it can come closer to Hudud provisions would contravene the Federal Constitution in both spirit and substance.

In his above accusation, he made two contradicting statements, saying that the “Federal Constitution is secular in nature” and “with Islam as the religion of the Federation”.

How can our Federal Constitution that states Islam as the religion of the Federation be secular in nature, when George Jacob Holyoake who is the creator of the term secularism, defines secularism as separating government and religion?

In fact, if our Federal Constitution is secular in nature, the Act 355 cannot be part of the laws of Malaysia and the Syariah Courts cannot be part of our judicial systems.

And if our Federal Constitution is secular in nature, the flag of Malaysia must not have any symbol of religion, such as the crescent and star in our flag that represents the religion of Islam.

MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP deserve public condemnation for betraying their principles and promises to uphold and defend the Federal Constitution but also for their political expediency to continue to deceive the people by supporting UMNO that is willing to work together with PAS to bypass the Federal Constitution to allow these laws to take effect.

What a defamation and malicious falsehood!

The amendment of Act 355 is not contrary to the Federal Constitution and it is a lie made in bad faith to accuse UMNO as “willing to work together with PAS to bypass the Federal Constitution to allow these laws to take effect”, when everything was done according to the law.

DAP reiterates that the failure of MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN now is seen as a form of tacit approval of the unconstitutional measures adopted by UMNO to support PAS’ move to raise the punishment cap of Islamic laws that moves closer to Hudud-like laws.

It is clearly said in the Act 355 that the Act only affect the Muslims, so why must the CM who is non-Muslim politicise the issue?

By calling MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN, and accusing the two biggest Muslim parties, PAS and UMNO as working together to bypass the Federal Constitution, Lim Guan Eng is trying to create religious and racial tension among the citizens of Malaysia.

Not only that, Lim Guan Eng’s words are against the call made by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s in the parliament on the 7th of March, 2016:

“Beta berharap langkah-langkah ke arah memperkukuhkan institusi agama dan kecekapan perlaksanaan undang-undang pentadbiran agama Islam melalui pemerkasaan Mahkamah Syariah dapat disegerakan.”

Lim Guan Eng has gone against four parts of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 3(1)(a), Section 3(1)(c), Section 3(1)(e), and Section 3(1)(f), an offense which is punishable under Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948.

Section 3(1)(a) of the Sedition Act 1948 states:

Sesuatu “kecenderungan menghasut” ialah kecenderungan—bagi mendatangkan kebencian atau penghinaan atau bagi membangkitkan perasaan tidak setia terhadap mana-mana Raja atau Kerajaan;

The CM of Pulau Pinang’s seditious words which contradict to the call made by the Yang Di Pertuan Agong can be seen as a “seditious tendency” that could “bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government.”

Section 3(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 says:

Sesuatu “kecenderungan menghasut” ialah kecenderungan—bagi mendatangkan kebencian atau penghinaan atau bagi membangkitkan perasaan tidak setia terhadap pentadbirankeadilan di Malaysia atau di mana-mana Negeri;

Accusing the amendment of Act 355 is a hudud-like law that “would contravene the Federal Constitution in both spirit and substance”, is an insult to the Syariah Courts, hudud law and Islam as well as giving bad impressions to the hudud law and Syariah Courts which could “bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State”.

Section 3(1)(e) of the Sedition Act 1948 states:

Sesuatu “kecenderungan menghasut” ialah kecenderungan—bagi mengembangkan perasaan niat jahat dan permusuhan antara kaum atau golongan penduduk yang berlainan di Malaysia; atau

By making statements that:

  • MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP deserve public condemnation for betraying their principles and promises to uphold and defend the Federal Constitution but also for their political expediency to continue to deceive the people by supporting UMNO that is willing to work together with PAS to bypass the Federal Constitution to allow these laws to take effect.

  • Calling MCA, MIC, Gerakan and SUPP to leave BN because of the “unconstitutional measures adopted by UMNO to support PAS’ move”,

Lim Guan Eng is playing a religious and racial games by falsely accusing the Malay Muslim PAS and UMNO “bypass the Federal Constitution” and “taking unconstitutional measures” which could “promote feelings of ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia”.

This will cause the non-Muslims to think that the government and the Muslims are up to something bad and doing things against the law which can cause anger and disharmony among the people of different races and religions.

Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act says:

bagi mempersoalkan apa-apa perkara, hak, taraf, kedudukan, keistimewaan, kedaulatan atau prerogatif yang ditetapkan atau dilindungi oleh peruntukan Bahagian III Perlembagaan Persekutuan atau Perkara 152, 153 atau 181 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is the head of religion of Islam of the country and “to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of Part III of the Federal Constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution is against the Sedition Act.

It is the rights of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to make decisions on matters concerning the religion of Islam as stated in the Federal Constitution thus making statements against the statement made by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong regarding this matter is interfering with the rights of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook northern Japan at 5:59 am on 22nd of November, 2016, triggering a small tsunami.

Japan Meteorological Agency said that the epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).

The quake however did not kill or injure anyone, nor did it damage the Onagawa Nuclear Plant, though Tokyo Electric Power Co was still checking if the other nuclear plants in Fukushima are damaged.

The biggest quake recorded to hit Japan was a 9 magnitude quake, causing a large tsunami which led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, a quarter of a century earlier.

Below are some videos of the tsunami waves surge:

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Rare Supermoon: Stunning photos from across the globe capture lunar phenomenon

The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

The moon rises behind the castle of Almodovar in Cordoba, southern Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)\

A rare full supermoon lit up the skies last night for the first time in 70 years.

The moon appeared bigger and brighter than usual as it came 30,000km closer to earth than usual.

Sky-gazers across the globe flocked outside to spot the lunar phenomenon as it lit up the night sky.

Unfortunately in the UK, a thick layer of cloud ruined most people’s view, and the supermoon was barely visible in large swathes of the country.

But other countries were treated to a real light show, as the megamoon loomed large in the clear sky.

Here are some of the best pictures from across the world.

Bersih Has Never Taken Soros’ Money?

In a Sinar Harian (SH) article, “Bersih terus berjuang demi rakyat”, SH’s reporter Siti Nursyahidah Abu Bakar interviewed Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah and her deputy, Shahrul Aman Mohd Saari regarding Bersih 5.

The reporter’s statement and question, and Maria Chin and Shahrul Aman’s answers under the subject, “Fitnah kitar semula” caught my eyes:

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Menjelang 19 November, timbul lagi cerita buruk kononnya Bersih mendapat dana daripada jutawan Amerika Syarikat, George Soros. Anda rasa ini sengaja dimainkan untuk menghalang rakyat sertai Bersih 5? – Sinar Harian.

From her statement and how she asked her question, it seems that the reporter is trying to say that it is a lie that Bersih did receive funding from George Soros, calling it a recycled slander; how interesting.

Shahrul answered:

Jika kita lihat rentetan fitnah terhadap Bersih, ia hampir sama seperti himpunan lalu. Malah, fitnah dimainkan juga sering dikitar semula termasuk isu dana Soros. Sedangkan isu ini sudah tutup dan pada 2013, sebuah akhbar telah meminta maaf kepada Bersih.

By using the apology made by a newspaper to Bersih in 2013 to prove his case, Shahrul claimed that the Soros issue was a recycled slander.

And in this article, Maria Chin also denied receiving money from George Soros:

Mengenai tuduhan dapat dana daripada Soros, tunjukkan bukti dalam akaun kami. Apa yang kita buat pada 2014, kita dapat derma RM2.6 juta daripada orang awam.

But the same Maria Chin Abdullah had admitted taking money from NDI and OSI.

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And this is what Ambiga has to say about NDI and OSI:

Taken from Free Malaysia Today, who quoted The Malaysian Insider.

Credit to Free Malaysia Today, who quoted The Malaysian Insider.

Now, how can Maria Chin deny receiving funds from George Soros when both she and Ambiga confessed that they had received money from both National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Open Society Institute (OSI) which is now known as Open Society Foundation, an organisation established by George Soros?

Maria Chin and Shahrul Aman can use Sinar Harian to lie about Soros to Bersih’s supporters but they cannot cheat those who are clever enough to read and do some research about their activities.

In the case of a newspaper apologising to Bersih as mentioned by Shahrul, NST made the mistake by saying that Bersih was funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and OSI instead of NDI and OSI as admitted by both Ambiga and Maria Chin.

So, NST made no mistake about saying that Bersih had received money from George Soros’s OSI, it is Shahrul who twisted the facts and tried to use this case to lie to everybody about Soros’s fund to Bersih.

It is technically true that Bersih 2.0 was not directly funded by NED, but by receiving money from NDI, they are indirectly taking NED’s money because NDI is also funded by NED for this project.

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Please click the photo for larger image. From NDI’s official website. Credit to Karim’s Blog (akarimomar.wordpress.com).

Instead of lying, Bersih 2.0 must admit that they did receive funding from the US organisations.

Stop lying and spinning stories because if Bersih thinks that it is doing the right thing, it has nothing to hide and lie about.

Even the Russia Today wrote that Soros’s OSI funded Bersih and how the United States assisted the Malaysian opposition during the previous General Election.

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PAN Protects Alcohol, Rejects Hadi’s Bill?

PAN or Parti Amanah Negara’s MP for Kota Raja, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud said in Parliament that the alcohol taxes should not be raised as reported by Free Malaysia Today (FMT).

I would understand if this issue was raised by a non-Muslim MP, but why must a Muslim MP from a so-called Islamic political party raised the issue in parliament?

FMT reported that Siti Mariah who is the women’s wing chief of PAN said that, “As for alcohol, it is allowed to non-Muslims, so if we increase its tax it will burden them.”

Bagi alkohol pula, ia dibenarkan untuk bukan Muslim, jadi jika kita naikkan cukainya ia akan membebankan mereka,” kata Siti Mariah Mahmood (Amanah-Kota Raja) di Dewan Rakyat hari ini. – FMT

This is an argument made by a senior leader from a party that claims that its aim is to become the main Islamic party in Malaysia.

My question to PAN’s Dr Siti Mariah are:

  1. Why must a Muslim like Siti Mariah fights for something which is haram just to win the non-Muslims’ votes?

  2. Is fighting for the non-Muslims alcohol drinker is more important than fighting for the Muslims who want the Act 355 to be amended?

  3. Is the issue of alcohol tax is more important than the issue of the amendment of Act 355?

  4. Is fighting for the tax on alcohol not to be increased is one of the actions taken by Siti Mariah and PAN to empower Islam as promised by them to their main voters who are the Muslims?

  5. Is there no better issue to fight for other than alcohol?

  6. Is PAN not aware of the bad effect of alcohol?

  7. Is PAN saying that all non-Muslims consume alcohol for concluding that an increase on alcohol tax will burden the non-Muslim and not only the people who consume alcohol?

  8. Is she implying that drinking alcohol is such an important part of the lives of the non-Muslims that it is a duty for her to raise the issue regardless the fact that she is a Muslim?

Siti Mariah must understand that alcohol is haram to the Muslims so it is wrong for a Muslim to fight for alcohol, as there is no reason for non-Muslims to make a fuss about Act 355 as it has nothing to do with them.

Furthermore, why must she fight for alcohol?

Is she not aware of the bad effects of being drunk, like causing accidents, crimes like domestic violence, fights and other violence actions?

Is this how a Muslim MP supposed to be; promoting bad practices and assuming that every non-Muslims drinks alcohol.

Siti Mariah as a PAS candidate in the 13th General Election has violated the trust of her Muslims voters.

Trump Wins Against Clinton in the 2016 US Election

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