Nothing to Hide 2.0: Mahathir’s Skeletons Coming Home to Roost!

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Tun Mahathir did not expect a skeleton from his past to show up at ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0; he was probably hoping to show DAP-led Pakatan why he is top dog.  In addition, he also wanted to prove that he could draw particularly Malays to an even in much the same way he did with George W. Bush and Tony Blair fake war crimes tribunals.

However, unlike the mock ‘War Crimes Tribunal’, the Nothing to Hide 2.0 event turned chaotic following a question on the Memali tragedy.   Perhaps in the future the event will be known as ‘Looking for Some Where to Hide’; following Tun Mahathir and his entourage’s hasty exit from the venue.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/13/nothing-to-hide-2-forum-suspended-after-chaos-at-venue/

Of course there are those DAP-led Pakatan supporters who are quick to say that UMNO plants were responsible for the mealy which had taken place.

Those individuals are so blinded by their dislike for the government that they would never admit the errors the political party or the leaders they support have committed.

Take the case against Penang Menteri Besar Lim Guan Eng as an example.  In this case there is document evidence of a crime having been perpetrated and yet Pakatan Harapan blinded loyalists do not see it as anything but a government plot to silence dissension.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/01/stop-delaying-and-let-corruption-trial-proceed-guan-eng-told/

In another example, some of these same blinded individuals also see the Registry of Societies (ROS) telling Lim Kit Siang’s DAP that the vote held in 2012 was illegal as still another government conspiracy to weaken Pakatan Harapan.

http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/668261-rpk-on-how-dap-killed-off-tan-seng-giaw.html

Therefore, it is of little surprise that DAP-led Pakatan supporters would see the chaos at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 event as still another government plot.  The Pakatan Harapan choir will only see anything which is damaging to DAP-led Pakatan as part of a government conspiracy.

Would it now be out of the ordinary to expect some Pakatoons (to borrow RPK’s term) to say that PPBM Logistics and Security Chief Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin is secretly working with and for UMNO after his assertion that he and not Tun Mahathir was the target?

 

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2017/08/268564/ppbm-member-says-he-was-actual-target-nothing-hide-forum

If Pribumi is divided from within (evidence from MTH 2.0 chaos), in much the same way PKR is divided and DAP is divided; then what is Pribumi’s contribution to a political coalition that is in desperate need of help?

Nothing

As it stands, outside of the name of Tun Mahathir, Pribumi has nothing to sustain itself as a political entity nor does it have anything of real value to Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan opposition.

Tun Mahathir and Pribumi’s sole task was to entice Malays to join their failing political cause and ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ was supposed to be their showcase to prove that they can draw Malays.

However as it stands, the only thing Tun Mahathir and ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0 drew was the ire of those in attendance; as the skeletons from Mahathir’s past are coming home to roost!

Pakatan Failed in Using 1MDB as a Fulcrum to Dislodge Najib!

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Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led opposition thought that they could use 1MDB as some type of political fulcrum to dislodge Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from his position as Prime Minster.

As relentless as Lim Kit Sit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan opposition tried, they could not find the right leverage to uproot Najib Razak from office.

Lim Kit Siang knew that in order to unseat the Najib, he needed Malay muscle on his side of the fulcrum; that is why he tried to extend an olive branch to Datuk Seri Hadi Awang and PAS.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/22/kit-siang-extends-olive-branch-to-hadi/

However Lim Kit Siang’s overtures to Hadi Awang and PAS quickly turned to disdain when PAS and UMNO started working together of common interest.

Shortly after PAS and UMNO started working on matters which are of a concern to Muslims, the DAP-led opposition’s propaganda portal (Sarawak Report) came out with an article (since removed)  entitled ‘Cash for Pas’-The Accusations build up.

As a result of all of the accusations and lies in the article, PAS has brought a lawsuit against Clare Rewcastle-Brown; the editor of Sarawak Report.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/27/pas-president-sues-sarawak-report-editor-in-london-court/

In lieu of the fact that the DAP-led opposition still needing Malay help on the Fulcrum, they fast tracked their former archenemy (Tun Mahathir) along with his newly formed political party (Party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia) into the inner sanctums of their (PH) coalition.

In actuality, the DAP-led opposition had no other choice but to fast track Mahathir as they had no mascot outside of the confines of prison walls to be the face of the opposition.

https://themalaysianobserverblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/pakatan-cant-name-what-they-dont-have/

Therefore, being devoid of any type of leadership, Dr. Mahathir became the bitter pill that Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led opposition was forced to swallow.

However, even with the addition of Tun Mahathir to Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led opposition, they still had a problem; the issue (1MDB) they have put all their hope into was going nowhere and neither was Najib.

Tun Mahathir along with the Pakatan opposition have spent a lot of time, effort and no doubt money trying to use 1MDB as the fulcrum to dislodge Najib from office with nothing to show for it.

Holding ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0′ was a desperate attempt to keep 1MDB alive.  However, the only thing ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ proved was that Pakatan Harapan is a house of cards that is beginning to collapse on itself!

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/nothing-to-hide-20-forum-suspended-after-chaos-at-venue

 

 

 

 

Pakatan Harapan Has Been and Continues to be a One-Trick Pony!

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Pakatan Harapan has proven to only be a one trick-pony in a room of Smokey mirrors.

Tun Mahathir’s joining and almost instantaneous ascension as self proclaimed “Top Dog” for DAP-led Pakatan proves that they were in need of a new pony as people started questioning why the Pakatan was running around like a headless chicken.

Being a headless chicken had more than likely expedited any deal between Tun Mahathir and DAP-led Pakatan.

Not working out some sort of deal with Tun Mahathir would have left Pakatan Harapan in the uncomfortable position of having to respond to the many questions on why there was no name other than Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as their choice for Prime Minister.

To cover the coalition’s lack of depth, the DAP-led opposition tried to display Anwar as if he were either:

  1. Not in prison
  2. Someone who could manage things from Sungai Buloh prison or
  3. Someone who would soon be released.

Whichever the scenario, it was of utmost importance for Pakatan Harapan to keep their (Anwar Ibrahim) one trick pony show going until they could find another solution.

This is where Tun Mahathir became a useful tool.

Tun Mahathir along with his now almost nonexistent political Party (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia /PPBM) needed a stage to perform and DAP-led Pakatan a pony that could do tricks for the Malay audience.

The union of Tun Mahathir with Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan gave both men what they needed:

Mahathir: a platform that could help resuscitate his son Mukhriz’ political career

Lim Kit Siang: Access to Malay voters

The embarrassing thing about having Mahathir as Pakatan’s new one trick pony is people are realizing that Tun Mahathir becoming the “top dog” means that the kennel had been empty prior to his arrival.

It also means that all of DAP-led Pakatan’s posturing, placards, new conferences were all smoking mirrors cover the fact that they were empty and could only dangle the name of a prisoner (Anwar Ibrahim) out before the public.

Now it is Mahathir who is being dangled out before the public.

The problem for Pakatan Harapan is their new pony or “top dog’s” trick (1MDB) has turned out to be much to do about nothing; which has become yet another Mahathir’s red faced moment.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/391474

It appears that top dog Tun Mahathir barking up the wrong tree (1MDB) is proving to not only to be an embarrassment to him,

http://www.malaysia-today.net/how-najib-used-1mdb-to-get-mahathir-to-humiliate-himself/

but it is proving to be an even bigger embarrassment for the (still) DAP-led Pakatan opposition which has placed Mahathir at the head of the coalition that he has just joined.

Allowing Tun Mahathir to become ‘top dog’ only proves that Pakatan Harapan has been and continues to be a one-trick pony in a room of smoky mirrors!

 

 

Impossible for Mahathir and Pakatan to Drop 1MDB Without Looking Foolish!

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Have you ever known a man who will continue to drive down the wrong road knowing that it is wrong instead of admitting the mistake and asking for directions?

This is pretty much what Tun Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan have done with respect to the issue of 1Malaysia Development Berhad or 1MDB.  If they have not known from the onset of their crusade to use 1MDB against the Prime Minister was bogus, they certainly knew early that there was no proof.

The DAP’s very own Tony Pua who was part of the Parliament Accounts Committee found no wrong doing on the part of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  So one has to wonder what is with the latest plea from Pakatan Harapan for an investigative look into 1MDB.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/08/08/ph-to-macc-probe-1mdb-dont-forget-politicians-come-and-go/

Is Tony Pua now saying the he and the other members of the PAC were too incompetent to investigate the matter?  If so why was he willing to undertake the process?

If in fact the PAC investigative process was not flawed then what has subsequently taken place since then is a desperate attempt to find some legal body that will say that Prime Minister Najib is guilty of something.

Therefore we first saw the PAC investigation: No blamed assigned to the Prime Minister

Then there was the USA Department of Justice (DoJ) with their questionable motives: Again, no name specified.  I guess innocence until proven guilty still applies to some degree there.

After Tun Mahathir’s hope in DoJ quickly flamed out, he had his emissaries turn their attention to the House of Commons:  But that hope fizzled out faster than the hope that he place in the DoJ; even Pakatan’s UK Sarawak Reports mouth piece Clare Rewcastle-Brown was unsuccessful to get a UK court to parrot her belief that Malaysia’s government and leaders are corrupt

http://www.malaysia-today.net/uk-court-rules-no-evidence-that-najib-and-malaysian-judiciary-are-corrupt/

Now, out of pure desperation Pakatan Harapan is trying to put pressure on Malaysia’s Anit Corruption Commission (MACC).

Pakatan’s strategy will be something like the following: If the MACC investigates and finds nothing in the same way PAC found nothing they (PH) will say that the MACC is in collusion with the government to cover up the truth.

Even if the MACC starts a thorough and length investigative process, Pakatan Harapan will say that they (MACC) are dragging it out until after GE14.  Conversely, if the MACC investigates quickly, Lim Kit Siang and Pakatan will say that it was no thorough.

So no matter what the MACC does, it’s damned if they do and damned if they don’t because the only thing that will satisfy Tun Mahathir, Lim Kit Siang and the rest of PH is a resounding assignment of guilt placed at the feet of Najib Razak; nothing else fits into their agenda to deceive the Malay’s.

That is why Pakatan Harapan’s Lim Guan Eng is upset that Arul Kanda Kandasamy briefed PAS on 1MDB.  Lim Guan Eng knows that if PAS is satisfied with the explanation then the DAP will not be able to use 1MDB as a weapon to have Malays going against Malays.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/08/08/1mdbs-arul-should-be-briefing-tony-pua-not-pas-says-guan-eng/

The problem for Tun Mahathir, Lim Kit Siang and the rest of Pakatan Harapan is that they know they cannot win without a sizable Malay backing.  They also know that it is impossible for them to drop the one issue (1MDB) that they were hoping to use to capture Malays without looking even more foolish than they do now!

 

Mahathir Moves from Nothing to Hide to Nothing to Talk About!

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It looks like Mahathir has moved from Nothing to Hide to Nothing to Talk About!

In today’s Malaysia Today blog site, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin has written a piece in The Corridors of Power” entitled “1MDB Is Najib’s Weapon, Not Mahathir’s

http://www.malaysia-today.net/1mdb-is-najibs-weapon-not-mahathirs/

In the piece (link above) RPK dissects how Tun Mahathir has in a sense placed all his chips on the 1MDB issue in the belief that it (1MDB) is the torpedo that would sink Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

When Tun Mahathir realized that Najib did not buckle under the onslaught he, Lim Kit Siang and the Pakatan machinery threw at him, he (Mahathir) tried to bring down Barisan Nasional.  Ideally, he wanted to keep BN intact for his son (Mukhriz), but Tun Mahathir saw that if it took bringing it (BN) down to bury Najib under the rubble then so be it!

Mahathir’s rage did not end with just trying to bring down BN in order to ruin Najib; he enacted a scorch earth (Malaysia) plan.

A scorch earth operation is where a warring faction destroys the livelihood of the nation they want to conquer in order so that they can take over.

In this case; the scorch Malaysia plan was to have Malaysia viewed as a corrupt nation and thereby unsafe for foreign investment.

In addition, the scorch Malaysia plan also entailed making Malaysians to feel so embarrassed by how they thought the world would view them that they (Malaysians) would demand for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down.

Tun Mahathir would do all of this because he was like a horse wearing blinders; he could only see the rage he has for Najib and his plans to put his son (Mukhriz) in position to eventually become Prime Minister.

As such, he did not care who (Lim Kit Siang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) he had to crawl into bed with to bring those goals to reality.  In Mahathir’s mind the end justifies the means.

However, the problem with Tun Mahathir wearing blinders is that he could not see the reality which was around him.  For example; he thought that Najib not showing up at the “Nothing to Hide” forum was out of fear.  In fact, it was more of a strategic move on the part of the Prime Minister to stoke the flame of Mahathir’s ego so that he (Mahathir) would believe that he had the upper hand.

Mahathir had also missed that fact that outside of his Pakatan Harapan cohorts (and not all of them) he never got the people on his side; even the million signatures turned out to be a myth.

That is also why when it came to the Prime Minister’s lack of response over the 1MDB attacks; Mahathir could only see (1MDB) what he wanted to see.   As things were, Najib never felt compelled to respond to the accusations and was quite happy to let Tun Mahathir chase after shadows in the dark.

Now it seems that Tun Mahathir is beginning to glimpse the reality of his situation; placing all his chips on 1MDB has moved his ego from an euphoric high after Nothing to Hide to now; where he has Nothing to Talk About!

Pakatan’s Grand Malay Deception!

Pakatan’s Grand Malay Deception is giving the impression that they have a candidate for Prime Minister when in actuality they do not.

This deception took place after the reworking of their leadership structure had taken place

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What Pakatan Harapan wants is for Malays to look at this structure and believe that Tun Mahathir is their choice for Prime Minister and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim is the choice for deputy Prime Minister; even though he is still in Sungai Buloh prison.

This image is suppose to conjure up memories of a time gone by before Tun Mahathir proclaimed to the world that Anwar Ibrahim has a penchant for intimate male companionship.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/was-anwar-set-up/

The real power behind the deception (Lim Kit Siang’s DAP) is hoping that Malays are further deceived into seeing that the Pakatan structure is not a DAP/Chinese-led Pakatan Harapan, but instead a Malay-led Pakatan Harapan.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2221585

That is why the top most visible positions are stacked with faces that Malays will recognize thus giving the impression that Pakatan Harapan is not led by Lim Kit Siang who by the way is purposely not included in the structure.

Lim Kit Siang’s non inclusion in any of the positions could be to give the impression that there is no deal between Tun Mahathir and him to make the later deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister or that he will wait until his son Lim Guan Eng is convicted and then take his place in the same way Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail has taken up her husband’s (Anwar Ibrahim) seat when he was sent to prison for raping/sodomizing his aid.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/wan-azizah-replaces-anwar-once-again-in-parliament#kDrtrwqkKZZ1uhip.97

Lim Kit Siang and the DAP taking a back seat only shows they are the real power in Pakatan Harapan.  They (DAP) are party with the most seats, yet they give the position of chairman to the party (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia/PPBM) with only one seat.

This again is like a Hollywood creation so that the targeted audience can believe in the Santa Clause fantasy that they are using to deceive the Malays.

The whole idea is for Malays to believe that Tun Mahathir is Pakatan Harapan’s choice for Prime Minister and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim is Pakatan Harapan’s choice for deputy Prime Minister.  In this way Pakatan Harapan escape not having to answer the question of who are their designated choices for both Prime Minister and deputy Prime Minister; a question they have yet to answer.

For Pakatan Harapan which is still led by Lim Kit Siang’s DAP, the most pressing issue is the continuation of the Grand Malay Deception.

That deception is to allow the Malays to believe that Pakatan Harapan is Malay-led when in fact Lim Kit Siang and his DAP are the hands that control the puppet!

Pakatan Harapan Doesn’t Need Mahathir or Anwar; They Need a Game Plan!

Pakatan Harapan Doesn’t Need Mahathir or Anwar; They Need a Game Plan!

Lim Kit Siang’s Pakatan Harapan deluded themselves into believing that a tag team consisting of Tun Mahathir and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim with him (Kit Siang) pulling the strings would be all that it would take to unseat Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and eventually capture Putrajaya following GE14.

Pakatan Harapan believed that that Malaysians would perceive this as a dream scenario while forgetting what had taken place between the two (2) men some years ago.

The problem is in order to effectively have a tag team, both men should be on equal footing.  And unless Anwar Ibrahim has a secret tunnel in Sungei Buloh where he can leave at will, he’ still a prisoner.

Therefore all of the hoopla (again) over bygones being bygones, burying the hatchet and water under the bridge is mentioned over and over again with the hope that Malays will buy into the hype.

In addition, how can you have a tag team when one of the two thinks the other is an immoral person and should not be in a position to lead the nation. Or is morality an issue that Tun Mahathir will gladly put to the side, if by doing so he can broker a deal to help his son (Mukhriz) get into the political leadership race.

Now it appears the not only will Anwar’s taste for male companionship be put to the side, but you have Pakatan Harapan saying that Tun Mahathir should not be judged.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/pakatan-says-mahathir-should-not-be-judged-or-punished/

This almost seems like a quid pro quo; you don’t hold my transgression against me and I will not hold yours against you! They are doing this while preaching Bersih!

However all the so called feel good antics which Lim Kit Siang and Pakatan Harapa have choreographed does not a political campaign make.There has to be a strategy in place that goes beyond Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim agreeind to shake hands and to turn a blind eye to each other’s trangressions.

Additionally, Tun Mahathir beating to death an issue like 1MDB may have produced results in the past, but in this technological arena that we are now living, Tun Mahathir no longer controls the narrative.

So what is the intrinsic value Pakatan Harapan has with the socalled teaming of Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim?

If one looks at the results of the previous elections in Sarawak, Kuala Kangsad and Sungei Besar then it is apparent that the only thing Lim Kit Siang can hope to gain is Malays screwing Malays.

https://www.nst.com.my/ne/12/194195/superman-hews-infamous-screw-malays-video-makes-appearance-umno-assembly

Why? If nothing those three (3) elections have produced zilch then one can expect the same results as the players (Tun Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim) are the same.

What it comes down to is this; Pakatan Harapan doesnt need Mahathir or Anwar; they need a game plan and right now they seem more concerned over cliff than substance.