Barisan Nasional Victories in Last Year’s By-Elections May Prove this Saying True “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it”

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There is a growing possibility that Barisan Nasional victories in last year’s by-elections in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar may prove the saying “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it” true.

As many can remember, before the by-elections had taken place in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, the DAP-led opposition machinery was in full swing putting out propaganda against Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Razak.  The purpose of the proposition was fold.

One (1) to create the impression in the international community that Malaysia was a failed nation.

Two (2) there was hope that by creating a boogieman it would drive a wedge between Malaysians.

The problem was that neither tactic worked.  With regards to the first point, (Malaysia supposedly a failed nation) foreign investment did not stop.   On the contrary, it increased as was outlined mentioned in my last blog.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/prime-minister-najib-is-finishing-2017-the-way-he-started-it-active-and-strong/

Further to that, the number of visitors to Malaysia reached an all time high even with the doom and gloom they opposition was preaching.

Read what Lim Sian See had written as reported by The Third Force.

https://www.thethirdforce.net/amazing-how-a-failing-country-with-such-a-bad-reputation-has-so-many-travellers/

Even before the above reports came about the people in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar knew that there was something fundamentally wrong with all the negative and divisive messages that the DAP-led Pakatan opposition was putting out.

As things have turned out, Malaysians have given team Barisan Nasional what could be said to be a mandate to continue driving Malaysia’s economy and stable social structure.

Since those electoral victories, Malaysia’s economy has continued to move forward even in light of the global slowdown.

In looking back at the results in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, is it possible that what had taken place is a snapshot of voter sentiment for the upcoming 14th general election; “if it isn’t broke, don’t try to fix it”!

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Prime Minister Najib is Finishing 2017 the Way He Started it; Active and Strong!

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As 2017 draws to a close, we can still see Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak finishing out the year the same way he started it; active.

Even after delivering an inspiring address at Umno’s 71st annual general assembly; the Prime Minister did not take a break.  As many have become aware, the United States President, Donald Trump in a move that surprised many heads of state around the world said that U.S would establish its Embassy in Jerusalem.  Such a move effectively recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

During the Umno general assembly Prime Minister told the attendees that Turkish President Erodogan called him and asked him to attend as Malaysia’s voice is important.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/pm-najib-to-attend-oic-meeting-on-jerusalem-postpones-leaders-retreat-with-singapore

Update: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/12/313799/najib-arrives-istanbul-oic-talks-jerusalem-issue

Seeking the attendance of Prime Minister Najib further shows the respect and trust that he has earned around the world.

But the Prime Minister standing up for those are voiceless is nothing new.  All one need do is think about how Prime Minister Najib and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang stood together to condemn the treatment of Rohingya’s in Myanmar.

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 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/12/03/najib-rohingya-rally-proof-umno-and-pas-united-on-common-issues/

Although the two men working together on a common cause drew criticism from the DAP-led Pakatan opposition; the two leaders did not let such criticism deter them from doing what is right for the good of the ummah.

Still, Najib’s work did not stop with standing up for social injustices.

In areas of the economy, Prime Minister Najib has worked to bring in foreign investment from regional neighbors as well as those from other locations

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/277949/msias-economic-cooperation-other-countries-has-benefitted-nation-najib

But all that was just the icing on proverbial cake so to speak.  When one reads the Prime Minister’s budget speech a bigger picture can be seen of what Najib has been doing for all Malaysians.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/20319/

It would have been easy for the Prime Minister to take his foot off the gas pedal even after accomplishing half of what was achieved, but he didn’t do it.  In order for Malaysia to have even greater success and prosperity in 2018, the Prime Minister has to maintain the momentum that has already been built up.

Why is that important?

It is important because Najib’s experience has taught him that finishing the year strong will create even more success for Malaysians in 2018!

 

Najib and Barisan Nasional; Social Engineers Building Bridges for the Future!

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional are like social engineers who are building bridges for the future.

There is a quote that pretty much encapsulates what the above means.  It goes like this:

I like to see myself as a bridge builder; that is me building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.

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When one looks at the Prime Minister along with Barisan Nasional is doing, the quote pretty much sums it up; build bridges.

Of course any civil engineer would tell you that building bridges is never easy.  There are many decisions and factors which come into play when building bridges.  The team of engineers work together to find the best solution to assist people to move from their present position to where the ultimately would like to go.

That has been Prime Minister Najib’s goal since taking the helm of leadership.  He as well those comprising team Barisan Nasional work together to build bridges that all Malaysians can cross; regardless of ethnicity, religious belief or social economic background.

The work cannot be undertaken lightly; careful planning is necessary when building something which everyone wants to last.  As such, those given the task can ill afford to be distracted by those who would seek to turn positive results in the economy and strengthened ties abroad into something negative.

The government has to work to keep Malaysia moving forward in areas that will help its growth.  However, at the same time the government must guard against influences which could damage the harmony that has been built here.

It is this moderate approach which has allowed Malaysia to be able voice out wrongs being committed to the Rohingya and Palestinians while at the same time allowing those here in Malaysia to practice their beliefs in peace.

http://mole.my/bn-must-remain-moderate-and-multi-racial/

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/12/10/good-to-see-umno-in-moderate-mode/

So the choice Malaysians will have to make in the upcoming 14th general election will be to allow the government to continue building bridges to economic prosperity and social stability or travel down a murky road of uncertainty.

Prime Minister Najib and team Barisan Nasional having already embarked on what was found in T. D Jakes quote:

They see themselves as social engineers and bridge builders; building bridges between people, between races, between cultures, between politics, trying to find common ground.

Malaysians Take Stock in What You Have; Because There’s No Place Like Home!

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Malaysians should step back and really take stock in what they have; because there’s no place like home.

As human nature goes; it is always easier to fantasize or even romanticize about how the grass is greener on the other side.

Some people who have been in relationships for years may see a man or woman in another relationship looking happy and in love.  So the onlooker somehow believes that he or she would be happier in a life with that other person.

Another example would be a person who sees someone driving an expensive car and wishes that they were in that person’s position.

Still there are others who believe that life is more equitable in another country and how wonderful it would be to immigrate there.

But is what we see in fact reality or are they images of what we believe as the grass being greener on the other side?

People often see what is being displayed on the outside without knowing the details of what is really taking place.

Yes. It is very possible that the second couple mentioned above could very well be happy.  But have you ever heard of cases where couples for the sake of appearances, have a public persona while back home things are quite different; there is division, discontent and in some cases abuse.

Let’s look at the driver of the expensive car.  He could very well have money to burn as some might say.  Then again, have you known people that are heavily in debt and struggling to maintain their lifestyle?  People want the glory (the car), but not the bills, the long hours of work and the anxiety.

And what about running away to another land?

It is interesting that those that laud that other places are more preferential than Malaysia are usually referring to being able to practice or have a lifestyle that is akin to Sodom; found in both the Quran and Torah.  There are still some who proclaim that politics is the main reason for them wanting to leave.  But honestly, outside of Paradise; where can these people go that is perfect.

When one factors in what is desirable in a stable nation; Malaysia still has a lot to offer.  Of course, there will always be those who even on a sunny day will proclaim that sunlight causes skin cancer; they never take stock in what they have.

It reminds me of a movie I saw years ago; “The Wizard of Oz”.  In it the young girl Dorothy took her dog and ran away from home.  As it turned out when she got to the Land of Oz, she found out that what she left was better than what Oz had to offer so she clicked her magical slippers together and said those iconic words There’s no place like home.

When she had awakened from her unconscious sleep; she realized that it was all a dream.  Dorothy came to realize that while home wasn’t perfect; there is really no place like home.

Likewise Malaysians should step back and take stock of what they have; because the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!

Malaysia’s Diversity is its Strength!

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There are those who would like to paint Malaysia as a potential hot bed of intolerance or radical religious beliefs; but it that the reality on the ground or is that just a scare tactic to disrupt the Malaysia’s existing harmony?

For those who have the opportunity to travel to various regions around that world, they will have to admit that compared with many places; Malaysia still stands as a beacon of social stability.

Does that mean that Malaysia is some sort of multicultural utopia?  Not at all, but when one takes into account the freedom of expressing one’s cultural identity, language and religious beliefs; Malaysia stands toe to toes  or in some cases surpasses many.

Saying that in no way casts a disparaging light on other nations.  It is only that Malaysia’s government has taken measures to ensure that all of those who make up the fabric of Malaysia have the right to blossom.

But it doesn’t stop with the government.  Malaysian’s by and large relish and even more so takes pride in their cultural diversity.  One can often witness this when Malaysians tell visitors about sights, dishes and cultural events in and around Peninsula Malaysia like little India, China town, Batu Caves, Penang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Ipoh, Johor Baru and other locations as well as those popular locations in East Malaysia locations like Sabah and Sarawak and Borneo.

Night markets are another place to see everyday Malaysians just being what Malaysia was built to be; harmonious.   There are people buying, selling, eating and just strolling around.  Experiencing all of that, you really get the sense of what Malaysian was meant to be.

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 Do we have our differences?  Certainly we do; as with any family, there are disagreements.  However, with our family of more than 31 million, we have learned for the most part to disagree without being disagreeable.

Because Malaysians have learned to disagree without being disagreeable, many of the problems that are taking place in other nations are averted.  Of course since independence up to today, the government is always seeking ways to maintain balance and harmony so that all Malaysians can have a brighter future.

Along the way there will be those who oppose the various measures which the government takes, but that is to be expected.  Again, it is much like in any family; some of the children do not like the decisions the head of the household makes, but the head of the house has to make those decisions all the same for the betterment of all Malaysians and not think about collecting Face Book ‘likes’.

To maintain the mosaic of multiculturalism, the government and the people of Malaysia have to be on guard against those who would serve as peace breakers and say to them “We are Malaysia; our diversity is our strength!”

 

Lim Kit Siang Wishes He Could Turn Back the Hands of Time!

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After the Royal Commission of Inquiry findings were made known, Lim Kit Siang probably wishes he could turn back the hands of time.

Based on the findings former prime minister Tun Mahathir, his finance minister Datuk Anwar Ibrahim were involved with concealing Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) massive forex loses.  Former Bank Negara advisor Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakob was named as “principally liable for criminal breach of trust”.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/12/01/rci-facts-were-concealed-mahathir-anwar-and-nor-mohamed-implicated-over-bnm-forex-losses/

However for the purpose of this writing on the first two (Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim) will be referenced.

Why?  Because Lim Kit Siang placed all his hope on those two eggs while forgetting about their cracks.

That’s right.  Lim Kit Siang really thought he struck gold and had a winning combo with first, Anwar Ibrahim and then Tun Mahathir.

But then things started to unravel and unravel fast.

First there was Anwar being zipped up in Sungai Buloh prison because he could not keep his own pants zipped up.  Then there was the disastrous Kajang Move which ended with PAS extricating itself from the opposition coalition.

After all of that drama Lim Kit Siang thought he made a politically savvy move by opening the door for Tun Mahathir, his son Mukhriz, former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and others that make up Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to join the DAP-Pakatan opposition.

While Lim Kit Siang was in the midst of celebrating his dream team that would carry DAP-led Pakatan to Putrajaya, the dream team started looking more like a nightmare.

Even when it looked certain that Anwar Ibrahim would be sent to prison, Lim Kit Siang thought he could weather the storm.  Then there came the news of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin digging around in another man’s garden.  Of course such a scandal made Muhyiddin Yassin damaged goods and out of any serious conversation of becoming Prime Minister.

Kit Siang believing that Tun Mahathir could put out the fires that DAP-led Pakatan was facing, made the latter ‘Top dog’.  But now it turns out that the top dog is now in the ‘dog house’ over the BNM forex scandal.

Not only does the Royal Commission of Inquiry finding say that Mahathir is involved with covering up the Billions that Bank Negara lost in the forex market, but his then finance minister Anwar Ibrahim is also said to be involved in the cover up.

For decades Lim Kit Siang has been screaming for an investigation as he believed (in the past) that Tun Mahathir was somehow involved in the cover up of the Billions lost.  But due to what he thought was political expedience; Lim Kit Siang was either quiet or dismissive at the beginning of the BNF investigative process.  Now it is too late for him to get rid of Tun Mahathir as it would appear that he is throwing the baby out with the bath water.

For his part, Lim Kit Siang can only wish that he could turn back the hands of time to a time before he and his DAP cronies were discovered to have cheated to secure top leadership party positions.

https://www.malaysia-today.net/how-kit-siang-cheated-to-stay-in-power-in-dap/

He also wishes he could go back to a time before he linked up with Anwar Ibrahim after learning that the latter’s strange taste could someday come back and bite someone in the arse.

And he really wishes he could go back to a time when he was attacking Tun Mahathir over BNF and other deeds instead of having his people serve as Mahathir apologist.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/jahabar-sadiq-panics-and-soils-his-pants/

But Lim Kit Siang can only wish because every time he looks in the mirror or at his son (Lim Guan Eng) or Anwar Ibrahim, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Tun Mahathir he will see is a mass of politically damaged goods!

 

Lim Kit Siang uses rhetoric about Moderate and Extremist Islam to sure up his voter base!

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Lim Kit Siang realizes that his DAP-led Pakatan opposition has about as much chance to win the 14th general election as there is for a winter blizzard to engulf Malaysia.

Realizing that the battle that DAP-led Pakatan was never really in is lost; Lim Kit Siang is trying to sure up his base.  Therefore, what other way to do that than trying to put fear of an extremist Islamic bogeyman in the hearts and minds of those he wants to keep in his corner.

Lim Kit Siang is trying to give the impression that Muslims in Malaysia should accept what he believes is moderate Islam.  No doubt Lim Kit Siang’s version of Islam is the acceptance of beer festivals, same sex marriages and the whole LGBT agenda.   Conversely, in Lim Kit Siang’s version of moderate Islam, praying and fasting would be optional; as the fundamentals of the faith would give way to: Do as you please.

Having lived here over the years, Lim Kit Siang knows that Malaysia’s Muslims by and far, do not fall under what one would categorize as extremist.

The term extremist within itself has been overly used for the sole purpose of creating fear; which seems to be why Lim Kit Siang is using it as some sort of last ditched effort.

Political parties in the West have used the term extremist in conjunction with Islam in the run up to national elections to garner votes.

Now that Lim Kit Siang sees that his DAP-led opposition is on the brink of a major loss in the general election, he wants to make sure that he is still has seat at the political table.  To do this he has resorted to insinuating that there is an extremist Islam lurking in Malaysia and that he can serve as a vanguard against the onslaught of extremism.

So what makes Lim Kit Siang an authority on Islam?

Has he taken a correspondence course on Islam which outlined what is moderate and what is extreme?  This must be the case as he is now sounding the alarm to warm Malaysians about extremism in Islam.

So in Lim Kit Siang’s acceptable version of Islam is beer festivals, same sex marriages and LGBT lifestyles as the norm; and those Muslims who speak out against any of those activities are extremist.

Seeing the writing on the wall, Lim Kit Siang knows that his DAP-led opposition has as much chance of winning the 14th general election as there is for a blizzard to engulf Malaysian.  That is why he is using rhetoric about moderate and extremist Islam; he wants to sure up his voter base!