Pakatan Using Fear Tactic to Force PAS Back!

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Has anyone else noticed Pakatan’s latest’s tactic using the fear factor to force PAS back into the fold?

This is the most recent ploy used after DAP-led Pakatan’s De facto leader Lim Kit Siang was unsuccessful in trying to lure PAS back into the fold.  After that attempt failed, Clare Rewcastle-Brown the editor and chief of Sarawak Report went on the attack and accused Datuk Seri Hadi Awang of accepting a bribe.  Allegedly the bribe was supposed to be connected to funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Sarawak Report wanted Malays to think that, if the Prime Minister is accused of taking 1MDB money and PAS President Hadi Awang accepts illegal 1MDB money then he is also tainted.

However, accusing the PAS President of bribery has backfired as Clare Rewcastle-Brown did not anticipate Haidi Awang asking his lawyers to bring her to court over her claim; a claim which she failed to prove.

While the dream was being played out in the London court, a Muslim face of DAP-led Pakatan was sent to again encourage PAS President Hadi Awang to bring PAS back into the fold; an effort that was also met with failure.

Seeing that the direct approach was getting them (DAP-led Pakatan) nowhere, a new tactic was put into play; using ‘fear’ to scare PAS into returning.

DAP-led Pakatan wants PAS to fear losing ‘political power’.

Articles have started to appear with the sole purpose of making PAS fearful about their prospects in the upcoming 14th general election.

An article in Berita daily reads: research house says ‘Opposition Bickering Good for BN’.

http://www.beritadaily.com/research-house-says-opposition-bickering-good-for-bn/

Another article which is cause fear in the PAS rank and file appeared in the Malaysia Chinese news under the heading ‘PAS may lose heavily in a three-cornered fight’.

Trying to add to PAS fear, there is the following article that mentions how ‘PAS will not be a factor in Selangor’.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/pas-will-not-be-a-factor-in-selangor-in-ge14/

Malaysia Mail Online (MMO) carried that following story from Singapore daily; The Straits Times (ST). The report states that ‘PAS may lose Kelantan in GE14’.

The common theme running through all of these articles is PAS should be afraid because it is weak and cannot hold on to power unless it runs back into the arms of Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led Pakatan opposition.

However in addressing PAS’ so called weakness multimedia and communications minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak stated ‘PAS is not weak although it has left Pakatan Harapan’. He goes on to say…’although PAS had its ups and downs, the party members were always loyal to the party and its grassroots machinery was also strong’.

Read the full article below

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/report-pas-may-lose-kelantan-in-ge14#HWE1DhjkodZr1vwI.97

DAP-led Pakatan using the fear of loss as a means to bring PAS back is severely misplaced.  Lim Kit Siang and those aligned to his way of thinking must believe that the leadership in PAS is more concerned about power than about principles.

It is the belief that PAS cares more about power than they do about principles which gives further credence to what Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) has written ‘Why Chinese Do Not Understand PAS’; and which is why using the fear factor to bring PAS back to the (beer party) coalition will not work!

http://www.malaysia-today.net/why-chinese-do-not-understand-pas/

 

 

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Pakatan’s Post GE14 Economic Plan; Empty Promises and Beer Festivals!

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Pakatan seems to have finally forged their post 14th general election economic plan. It consists of making empty promises and hosting beer festivals to bring in revenue.

On the flip side, we have world leaders (US President Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May) inviting Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to visit their nations.  There is even a Bloomberg report that states that both Malaysia and Hong Kong are the biggest Asian growth surprises.

Part of the report reads: (Bloomberg) The two nations received the largest upgrades for this year among major economies in the Asian Development Bank’s latest outlook released on Tuesday. Click the link below to read the full article.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/hk-and-malaysia-are-biggest-asian-growth-surprises-says-adb/

The report comes on the heels of other economic successes that are bringing in investments from China, India, Japan and other nations.

In contrast to those accomplishments, Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan opposition can only make promises.  Some examples of these promises are:

Tun Mahathir promising to build another Proton

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/08/25/mahathir-mohamad-start-another-car-project/

In a response to the above proposal, the communications and multimedia Datuk Salleh Said Keruak tells Mahathir to get real about ‘another Proton’.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/08/25/salleh-tells-mahathir-to-get-real-about-another-proton/

In an attempt to lure the votes in Sarawak, DAP-led Pakatan is digging in their empty sack to for more empty promises; placing them under the guise of a new deal for Sarawak.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/pakatan-harapan-committed-to-new-deal-for-sarawak/

Read RPK’s ‘Does Mahathir think Sarawak is stupid’ response below.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathir-thinks-sarawakians-are-stupid/

Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan opposition has further their desperation by trying to bait the government into allowing a Beer fest of sorts to take place in Kuala Lumpur.  However, due to security and other concerns the doors are closed to this activity taking place in Kuala Lumpur.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/igp-beer-fest-cancelled-due-to-possible-militant-attack/

Now the question becomes; will Selangor Menteri Besar welcome the Beer Fest in his area?  How can the Muslim components in Pakatan Harapan openly support this type of activity?

http://www.malaysia-today.net/beer-and-daps-questionable-allies/

PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang and the rest of PAS must be shaking their heads thinking; ‘they wanted us to be a party to this type of behavior’.

All things considered, it’s mind boggling how DAP-led Pakatan can criticize Najib for bringing in foreign investments when the only economic plan they have to offer Malaysians consists of empty promises and hosting beer festivals!

Mahathir’s Denial about George Bush Meeting is Like Bill Clinton’s Denial about Having Sex with Monica Lewinsky!

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Mahathir could very well be telling the truth when he said I did not tell anyone to pay for the George Bush meeting.  By his not directly ordering the transfer of money or other forms of payment to secure the meeting, Mahathir (like now) could always deny he ordered it.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mahathir-i-didnt-tell-anyone-to-pay-for-george-bush-meeting/

Of course not directly ordering a meeting does not mean that he did not use other parties to carry out his wishes indirectly.  In doing so, Mahathir could use plausible deniability, if the fact ever came out that he gave tacit approval for Millions of Ringgit (US$115 Million) to be paid to lobbyist to secure a meeting with the former President.

Click the following Malaysia Today link to get the details of how money secured the meeting with George Bush.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/it-cost-tnb-us115-million-for-mahathir-to-meet-bush/

Mahathir’s denial ranks up there with that of former President Bill Clinton when he denied having ‘sexual intercourse’ with his aid Monica Lewinsky.

In pure excepted sense of the term, he did not have ‘sexual intercourse’ with Monica Lewinsky so in that respect he was correct since fellatio or a ‘BJ’ is not defined as sexual intercourse per se.

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http://edition.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/08/17/time/clinton.html

Former opposition de facto leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers were also trying to find a legal loophole to get their client’s conviction for sodomy overturned.

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They did not want to deal with whether or not Anwar raped or sodomized his aid; they wanted the conversation to be about money being paid to ensure Anwar’s conviction.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/bahasa/s/4272/

So Mahathir is in good company with his denial.  He may have not directly said that he wanted a meeting with President George W Bush.  He may have used other words or means to convey his wishes and that there was money available directly or indirectly to bring about the meeting.

Malaysians are now seeing Tun Mahathir using selective memory when it serves his purpose.  He at any given convenient time would say that he does not remember certain events.

In 2008, this is what Lim Kit Siang had to say about Tun Mahathir’s memory.

https://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/01/29/mahathir-should-be-recalled-to-lingam-tape-rci-now-that-he-has-recovered-his-elephant-memory/

Now with Lim Kit Siang and Tun Mahathir being joined at the hip does the former still remember his words and do they still hold true or has he too conveniently forgotten?

With Tun Mahathir’s various U-turns and selective memory, he could very well be telling the truth when said: ‘I didn’t tell anyone to pay for the George Bush meeting’

Those eleven (11) words are eerily similar to those echoed over fifteen (15) years ago when former US President Bill Clinton said; “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky;” or Datuk Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers trying to make his conviction about money being paid and not rape and sodomy.

Sometimes to get the right answer, one has to ask the right question.  However in Mahathir’s case, even if the right question is asked, he can always say he doesn’t remember!

Pakatan Harapan; A Case Study on How to Lose an Election!

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Pakatan Harapan has embarked on a mission to become a case study on how to lose an election.

It is mind boggling how a political coalition which is made up of supposedly seasoned politicians can steer their political vehicle unto the highway, see oncoming headlights and still keep going.  While doing so they are saying to each look at them; their driving the wrong way!

Such is the problem when you believe that you are correct and those who do not side with you are wrong.

DAP-led Pakatan Harapan in its various forms has been trying to get Malaysians to believe that they (Pakatan Harapan) are headed in the right direction and that the Prime Minister and those who are with him are not only wrong, but are the cause of Malaysia and the rest of the world’s woes.

To prove their point, they point to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).  Although there is no evidence to the contrary, DAP-led Pakatan insist that a crime has been committed and that the Prime Minister is the beneficiary of said crime.

However, when it comes to such issues as how Bank Negara’s loses were covered as the result of forex speculation; Lim Kit Siang and others seemed to have lost his way over the issue.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/where-is-your-moral-compass-kit-siang/

Before Lim Kit Siang started his bromance with Tun Mahathir, he would have been in front of the media daily over the possibility of EPF funds being used to cover BNM loses.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/epf-paid-for-bank-negaras-rm31-5-billion-losses/

Further to that; Lim would have also wanted an inquiry into how Mahathir and family have amassed so much wealth in such a short period of time.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/rm5-7-billion-lost-gambling-so-where-is-rm25-8-billion-more/

The DAP-led Pakatan real ‘Top-dog’ has to explain the reason behind his apparent U-turn from the zeal he once had over these issues which have produced more red flags than 1MDB could ever produce.

Lim Kit Siang and his DAP-led opposition’s blunder is that they focused all their attention on a non issue (1MDB).  They did this hoping that it would become an issue while at the same they chose to time close their eyes to real issues like BMF because it was politically expedient to do so.

Adding to Pakatan Harapan’s case study on how to lose an election is their setting themselves as the clean political standard bearers.  The rakyat saw very clearly how DAP-led Pakatan insisted that Prime Minister Najib step down over the investigation into 1MDB, but yet they did not require Penang Menteri Besar Lim Guan Eng to do likewise.

Rounding off Pakatan’s case study on how to lose an election is in how they (PH) have nothing to offer.  Of course they throw out sugar coated promises like scraping then keeping then scraping again the Goods and Services Tax (GST) no tolls or similar items that people use when they want to buy a child’s affection.

They also have nothing to show the rakyat in way of leadership.  Pakatan Harapan has not been able to name someone who is not in prison for sodomy or well pass the age of retirement to be their potential Prime Minister candidate.

Looking at Pakatan Harapan’s various blunders and miscues along the way; there is little surprise that they are becoming a case study on how to lose an election!

 

Even with Mahathir, Pakatan is Still in a Blur!

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Often in life people hope for something like fortune, fame or a love interest that will serve as the fix all for all of their problems.  However, not too long after they have received what they thought would make their life complete the realize that things have become worse instead of better.

This may be how DAP-led Pakatan is viewing life with respect to their relationship with Tun Mahathir.

Tun Mahathir was supposed to be the cure for what the DAP-led opposition was suffering from.

And what they suffered from was a litany of problems.

For example, before Tun Mahathir’s arrival, the Pakatan coalition had no head. They were like the headless horseman from the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by the American Author Washington Irving.

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Being headless the only thing that DAP-led opposition could do was seek to destroy whoever stood in their path to Putrajaya; in this case it is Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  However one of the drawback of being headless, you have no clear direction (leadership) and there is a greater chance of self inflicted (infighting) injuries.

Another problem the DAP-led had opposition had was akin to that of the wizard in the “Wizard of Oz”.  They wanted to give the persona of being all knowing and powerful, but it was all smoke and mirrors; it was a little man behind that was trying to make Pakatan Harapan seem powerful.

But just as the fake wizard in the Wizard of Oz was exposed when the curtains were pulled back so was Lim Kit Siang exposed as DAP-led Pakatan’s wizard.  After all, who but their wizard working behind the scenes could pull the right levers to formally get Mahathir invited into DAP-led Pakatan coalition.

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Lim Kit Siang not only got Tun Mahathir an inside pass, but also allowed him to claim the status of ‘Top-dog’.

Allowing Mahathir to do that proved that while DAP-led Pakatan had no acceptable public leader their real king maker (Lim Kit Siang) was hiding behind the curtain. .

Even as such; how embarrassing it must be for a political coalition to not have qualified individuals that can openly attract voters; especially Malay voters.  Instead they had no choice other than to bring in Mahathir at 92 years to try and bring in Malay votes.

DAP-led Pakatan literally proved the truth of the saying ‘Desperate times called for desperate measures’.  In this case Lim Kit Siang and his DAP were desperate enough to believe that Tun Mahathir could deliver what PKR and Amanah could not.

Now DAP-led Pakatan realizes that even with Tun Mahathir, they will still come up short of what they need for the next general election.

Mahathir can always boast that he has delivered (PPBM) votes.  But that may change when the general election rolls around as PPBM members are becoming increasingly disenchanted.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/latest-exits-show-wheels-coming-off-for-ppbm-observers-say/

In Pakatan’s eyes, Najib is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t!

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One of many mistakes that DAP-led Pakatan has made and still makes is seeing wrong in everything that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak does. In other words the Prime Minister is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

By way of examples; when the Prime Minister instituted the Goods and Sales Tax (GST) the DAP-led Pakatan opposition came down on him hard.  They were so opposed to the GST that they said that they would scrap it within the first 100-days if they come into power.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/388481

However after realizing that they had no mean to replace the revenue that the GST generated, Pakatan Harapan not surprisingly made a U-Turn.

http://www.malaysianchinesenews.com/2017/04/nurul-izzah-pakatan-harapan-will-not-abolish-gst-but-lower-its-tax-rate-once-taking-over-putrajaya/

No matter if they were admit it or not, this U-turn really meant they agree that Prime Minister Najib Razak made the correct decision in implementing the GST.  As a result of its (GST) success, other nations are looking to also implement the GST.

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http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pm-gst-subsidy-rationalisation-implementation-was-the-right-decision

In Asia, Prime Minster Najib had a very successful trip to China that has the potential of bringing in RM14364 Billion worth of deals to Malaysia.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/11/185129/rm14364bil-worth-deals-signed-china-pm-najib

In addition to China, the Prime Minister also strengthened bilateral ties with Japan the will also be good for the economy of Malaysia.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/21/pm-msia-will-continue-to-welcome-foreign-investors/

Further to those mentioned, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s trip to India will provide benefits to both India and Malaysia.

In reviewing the Prime Minister’s China trip, it is quite apparent that DAP-led Pakatan did not want the Prime Minister to be successful. While they did not openly criticize his success there, any investment is a blow to their claim that Malaysia is not a safe place for investment.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/opposition-is-jealous-worried-about-najibs-china-visit-salleh-says#eGIc0Fhy7D4h0erm.97

There is little doubt that DAP-led Pakatan probably wishes that it was their man or woman who brought in all of the investments.  Had Pakatan Harapan been behind the investments to Malaysia, they would have used it as a banner to show that foreign investors have confidence in them and not the Goverment.  Now the only thing Pakatan can do is try to sabotage, stop and criticize any moves the Prime Minister makes on behalf of Malaysia.

Look at the example of Prime Minister Najib’s White House invitation to meet with President Donald Trump.  Lim Kit Siang tried to get Cabinet to block the Prime Minister from going.

Why?

He (Lim Kit Siang) and his DAP-led opposition knew that all the lies which they put out about Najib being arrested over 1MDB would be blown to bits.  So following the Prime Minister’s triumphant trip, Pakatan could only try to spin it and say that it was not a big deal; which begs the question.

If it were not a big deal then why try to block it.

http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/salleh-lim-kit-siang-fears-najibs-visit-washington-153861

To spin the Prime Minister’s visit with USA President in a negative light; DAP-led Pakatan is saying that instead of bringing investment to Malaysia, the Prime Minister is sending financial opportunities to the USA.

No doubt had more investment from the USA came about as the result of Prime Minister’s trip the DAP-led opposition would have claimed that the USA is buying Malaysia to have more influence in the region or meddling in Malaysia affairs.  Hope the irony of the latter is not lost on you; just think Mahathir and ‘Doj’.

What it all comes down to is this: DAP-led Pakatan will always see the glass as half empty no matter what the Prime Minister Najib Razak does.  In their eyes; the Prime Minister is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

Knowing this, Prime Minister Najib Razak just says screw them (or words to that effect) I will do what needs to be done to bring economic prosperity to Malaysia!

 

 

Pakatan Doesn’t Trust Each Other; How Can They be Trusted to Govern Malaysia!

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If Pakatan Harapan is having all types of trust issues among themselves; how can they expect Malaysians to trust them with the nation?

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali went behind DAP-led Pakatan’s back to try to pull PAS back into the Pakatan opposition camp even though DAP-led Pakatan issued an edict saying there was to be no contact with PAS.

It seems that Azmin knows that without PAS, not only will Pakatan have little chance in the next (GE14) general election, but there is a great possibility that he may be out as the Selangor Menteri Besar.

Not wanting to face that prospects of being jobless, Azmin Ali has for some time been trying to entice PAS back into the fold.

http://english.astroawani.com/politics-news/azmin-invites-pas-return-fold-104828

Again he has been doing this against the orders of the coalition.  Therefore, one has to ask; does the Selangor Menteri Besar have cart blanch to go against coalition wishes or are his actions systematic of how dysfunctional things really are in Pakatan Harapan?

Unfortunately for Azmin Ali and DAP-led Pakatan his effort has not provided the dividends that he had hoped; PAS has recently rebuffed DAP-led Pakatan’s overtures by stating that it never really wanted cooperation with their coalition.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/pas-leader-says-party-never-wanted-cooperation-with-pakatan-harapan/

Of course PAS saying no will do little to dissuade DAP-led Pakatan. They (PH) know that the general election is probably months away and still find themselves in desperate need of Malay votes.  As such, don’t be surprised if you hear about Azmin once again going against the coalition’s directive and try to coerce PAS into returning.

But Azmin Ali is not alone with it comes to running roughshod and doing one’s own thing in the DAP-led Pakatan opposition.  alone.

Recently, Latheefa Koy has come out and said that Rafizi Ramli was the architect behind the now infamous ‘Kajang Move’.

You can read the sordid details in the following link.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/oops-i-didnt-think-of-that/

Latheefa had seemed to be willing to hold on to this info until Rafizi started to publically point the finger elsewhere.

It seems that Rafizi has not heard the expressions; Let sleeping dogs lie or don’t stir up the hornets’ nest!

With the combination of political backstabbing, breaking rank, infighting and airing out dirty laundry in the public; one has to wonder how a coalition in such disarray can ever hope to govern a country when it is very apparent that they do not have enough discipline to manage events within their own coalition.

Perhaps Datuk Seri Hadi Awang saying that PAS does not trust Pakatan Harapan due to the unfolding events in Pakatan and other issues PAS feels are important.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/pas-does-not-trust-pakatan-harapan-hadi/

Given the events which are taking place in Pakatan Harapan, it is of no surprise that PAS does not trust them.  In fact, if Pakatan can’t trust each other; how can Malaysians trust them with the nation?