Whoever gave this to the present PM was wrong: he is NOT the Biggest….
24 May 2019
KOTA KINABALU: A political analyst has laid some blame on former prime minister Najib Razak for the poor performance of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) in the Sandakan by-election.
Speaking to FMT, Tony Paridi Bagang of Universiti Teknologi Mara Sabah alleged that Najib, in his one-day appearance in Sandakan, was more interested in gaining political mileage for himself than in garnering support for PBS.
He said the former PM merely played on his “Malu Apa Bossku” tagline, adding that this might have done PBS more harm than good.
“Najib’s tagline may not have helped at all to swing votes to PBS,” he said, adding that voters were probably reminded of his ongoing court case and were put off from voting for PBS, thinking that a vote for it would be a vote for Barisan Nasional (BN), Umno or Najib.
Najib attracted a crowd of about 300 supporters when he was in Sandakan on May 10.
Bagang said voters must have wondered why PBS was still working with BN despite having left the coalition.
“Despite PBS’ use of its own flag for the first time after so long, the perception was that PBS and BN were still working together,” he said.
One of Najib’s MAMMOTH MEETINGS!
THIS IS NOT DOCTORED. IT’S JUST A CASE OF POOR COUNTING!
Got to go back to primary school?
Free Malaysia Today
Najib, who is seeking his own mandate for the first time, had also attended huge gatherings of three major races in the last four days, in a final bid to shore up support for the ruling coalition.
1 Last Friday, the prime minister attended a mammoth gathering in Kelantan, attended by a predominantly Malay crowd, and criticised Pakatan Rakyat for committing “seven sins”.
panas!!!konsert najib di kelantan di landa ribut taufan
2 After that, Najib attended a gathering attended by nearly 30,000 people, organised by the Negeri Sembilan Federation of Chinese Association in Seremban.
In the event, Najib said he was grateful for the support the Chinese had given him. In return the association praised Najib for being able to bring economic progress despite a bleak global economic outlook.
There is no need to ask the question
By TAY TIAN YAN
Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE
Sin Chew Daily
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was greeted by about 30,000 people upon arrival at a 3,000-table dinner held by the Negri Sembilan Federation of Chinese Association in Seremban. It was said to have created a new Malaysian record.
Meanwhile, another dinner was held by the DAP in nearby Lukut. More than 2,000 people had turn up at the 280-table dinner. Of course, it was quite bustling, too.
However, did the turnout of 30,000 people mean the BN has grabbed Chinese votes and many people are supporting the BN?
It might not so.
It was reported that when MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek asked the attendees “Is Najib the leader for all Malaysia?” for three times, the reaction was indifferent.
3 Yesterday, in the 1Million Women Purple Walk 2013 event held in Putrajaya, Najib, who also helms the Women Ministry, celebrated the successes of women folk.
- 18 Mar 2013
- The Star Malaysia
4 And at night, the prime minister told a large Indian crowd in Klang that the government had many other programmes in store to uplift the well-being of the community.
Size of the crowd? About 50,000.
He also announced that SPM students would be allowed to take 12 subjects, making it easier for Indian students to take up Tamil and Tamil Literature in schools.
Photo from Malaysian Insider
The government had also identified a site in Kapar, Selangor, for the building of a crematorium, he told a gathering of about 50,000 people at the MIC-organised “BN, The People’s Choice” gathering at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Meru in Kapar here tonight.
‘BN Pilihan Rakyat’ fails to sizzle
After tucking into free meals of chicken and receiving ‘ang pow’ packets, half the crowd left the event before the arrival of PM Najib.
PETALING JAYA: There was a sea of people at the Meru secondary school field in Kapar yesterday afternoon to attend the Barisan Nasional’s ‘Pilihan Rakyat’ gathering.
Busloads of them were ferried from throughout Selangor to the MIC organised event, and at one point the crowd was estimated to be about 50,000.
The highlight of the event was the speech of the Prime Minister but by the time Najib Tun Razak arrived, half of the crowd, having tucked in free KFC snack plates, deserted the field.
A MIC branch chairman claimed that each individual who attended the event was given a RM20 “ang pow” packet.
Nevetheless, the crowd probably felt that they had done their duty simply by attending the event as by the time Najib arrived at 5.30pm, half the field was empty.
Even the organisers, made up of several MIC national leaders, failed in their effort to get the crowd, most of whom had waited for more than three hours to stay for Najib’s speech.
Even MIC G Palanivel acknowledged that half the crowd left the event after sometime, and offered the excuse that it could be due to the scorching heat.
Ibrahim said preliminary investigations by the department indicated that the IP address used by the hackers was foreign.
Hoax of Najib’s ‘resignation’ posted on Info Dept website
Posted on 18 February 2013 – 10:18pm
Charles Ramendran and Hemananthani Sivanandam
PUTRAJAYA (Feb 18, 2013): A posting on the Information Department’s official website announcing the resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak yesterday morning was a hoax.
In clarifying that the department had never released any statement announcing that Najib had resigned, the department’s director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman said the false posting was the work of hackers.
The department was alerted to the “announcement” early today morning by a professor from Pahang.
“The hackers uploaded it around 6am and we deleted it at about 8.15am,” said Ibrahim, who later lodged a police report on the cyber attack.
Two statements, Memo Permohonan Rakyat Malaysia and Perdana Menteri Secara Rasminya Meletak Jawatan were falsely posted on the e-Akhbar and e-Press sections of the website.
Info DG says PM resignation statement a hoax
|12:12PM Feb 18, 2013|
The Information Department director-general Ibrahim Abdul Rahman has denied issuing any statements concerning Najib Abdul Razak’s resignation as prime minister, saying its online systems had been hacked.
The statement, which announced the PM has tendered his resignation, had appeared in the department’s e-Akhbar and e-Press systems and the news was quickly picked up and published on several social networking sites.
In a hastily issued statement today, Ibrahim stressed that Information Department has taken immediate steps to remove the false information from the compromised systems.
It may be CHINESE New Year but the news is NAJIB here, NAJIB there, NAJIB everywhere!
Najib takes part in longest yee sang toss
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today joined about 20,000 people to mix a 977-metre “yee sang” in conjunction with a grand Chinese New Year celebration held in Jalan Bukit Bintang, here, today.
Najib was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, and several cabinet ministers.
The yee sang, prepared by 69 professional chefs, was acknowledged and listed as the longest by the Malaysia Book of Records. Yee Sang, is a must-have delicacy of the Malaysian Chinese community during the Chinese New Year celebrations as it symbolises prosperity and longevity.
Earlier, Najib and Rosmah were welcomed on arrival by 333 lion dance performers and drummers as they walked towards the main stage.
The prime minister also received a piece of drawing paper with the Mandarin word “sheng”, meaning win, written on it after hitting the biggest drum on stage.
The Chinese New Year festival was jointly organised by 488 Chinese associations with the cooperation of 282 temple committees from throughout the country. — Bernama
NAJIB AT DONG ZONG CHINESE NEW YEAR OPEN HOUSE: NO GIFTS FOR CHINESE EDUCATION…
Not a surprise.
NAJIB HAS COME AND GONE BUT GAVE NO RED PACKET TO DONG ZONG
Dong Zong in its invitation letter listed three demands it has long been making:
1 The recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
2 The building of more Chinese independent schools.
3 A review of the National Education Blueprint.
But he did not come with any gift…
Anwar Ibrahim, “The recognition of UEC is a common policy that we (Pakatan) have approved three years ago… Najib only responds to this issue a month before the elections – that’s the big difference.”
Najib Abdul Razak today became the first prime minister in more than 50 years to attend the Chinese New Year open house held by the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong).
However, expectations that the prime minister would announce greater recognition for Chinese education during the unprecedented visit faltered, for no such announcement materialised.
Flanked by Dong Zong chairperson Yap Sin Tian, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Koh Tsu Koon and MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek, Najib was welcomed with a lion dance performance as he made his entry.
He was greeted by some 5,000 attendees, who stood up and applauded.
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim arrived at 11.20am, 20 minutes latter than scheduled, along with his wife and PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar.
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang had arrived earlier, at 10.50am.
NAJIB: YOU, THE CHINESE, OWE US BIG TIME!
Chinese owe success to BN, says Najib
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The Chinese are successful because Barisan Nasional (BN) has ensured harmony and implemented good policies since independence, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday.
The prime minister’s reminder to the Chinese community was made at the country’s last Chinese New Year before Election 2013 will be called in just a few months’ time.
“The Chinese community’s success is also because the government has created an environment that enables the Chinese to make a good living,” said Najib in a speech at a 1 Malaysia open house in Puchong last night.
COMMENT Private eye P Balasubramaniam affirmed his first statutory declaration (SD) on July 1, 2008. It was released at a press conference held at the PKR headquarters on July 3 that year. It was 55 paragraphs long.
A host of personalities were mentioned in this first SD.They are as follows (in the sequence they appear); Abdul Razak Baginda; private investigator Ang; murdered Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaaribuu; Rowena Abdul Razak; Suras Kumar; Dhiren Norendra; Najib Razak; Lance Corporal Rohaniza; Azilah Hadri; Sirul Azahar; Amy; DSP Musa Safri; DSP Idris and ASP Tonny.
The second SD, which emerged a day later, purposefully referred to only seven of those 55 paragraphs set out in the first SD.
These seven paragraphs (8, 25, 28, 49, 50, 51 and 52), were specifically identified and transcribed, after which their contents were traversed in the order they appeared in the first SD. In other words, these paragraphs were intentionally extracted from the first SD, repeated and subsequently retracted by denial. No other details appearing in that first SD were touched upon or even mentioned.
…….Only the details relating to Najib were set out in the second SD and retracted.
This, by a very rudimentary analysis, would lead any reasonably minded person to surmise that the personality standing to benefit from this partial second SD retraction must have been the one whose name had been mentioned in the paragraphs referred to above.
Read more in the link below.
Church leaders happy with Najib’s pledge, but wary it won’t trickle down
PETALING JAYA, Dec 26 – Church leaders are happy with Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s pledge to the Christian community, but expressed concern that the prime minister’s message will not filter down to conservatives and extremist elements in his party and government.
Najib had reassured the Christian community in Malaysia on Christmas Day yesterday that the government recognised them the as an essential part of the nation. Christians form about nine per cent of the country’s 28 million population.
“I hope that was not only from him alone, but it (also) has to be from the other part of the government,” Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) chairman Datuk Ng Moon Hing told The Malaysian Insider yesterday.
Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur: the prime minister needs courage, determination and consistent effort to accomplish his promises.
“Hopefully he can get his whole team to (work at it),” Pakiam said.
Hermen Shastri, the general secretary from the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM): What’s troubling to Christians is that the government has not spoken up to the extremists what its views are.
Malay supremacist group Perkasa and its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali threatened Christians nationwide with a holy war against any move to usurp Islam with a Christian state.
Najib then meet church leaders to clear the air but the Home Ministry had only slapped the daily with a warning letter for publishing the unsubstantiated report.
Shastri warned that by not taking any action on extremists, it will undo and make difficult the plans that the PM wants to accomplish.
Catholic Bishop Dr Paul Tan Chee Ing described Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s remarks at a hi-tea hosted by the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) yesterday as “pious platitudes we are used to hearing on these occasions”.
Speaking to Malaysiakini after reading reports on web news portals on Najib’s remarks at the CFM function which the prelate did not attend, bishop Tan said:
“I don’t want to sound churlish, particularly in this Christmas season of goodwill, but if you shake down the PM’s rhetoric, what have you left – syrupy sentiment and clichés that have little or no connection with realities on the ground.”
Man who speaks with forked tongue says, “Vote for BN.”
Free Malaysia Today
Back BN, PM tells Christian community
Najib urges Malaysia’s Christian community to join in the journey of change and renewal for a better Malaysia.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today called on Christian leaders to continue engaging in constructive dialogue to improve inter-religious relations in Malaysia.
“I’m also here today to once again offer the hand of friendship of the government, to embrace the Christian community and share your goodwill. I don’t want to be a prime minister for only a section of the community, but for all Malaysians,” he said to the applause of the audience.
Reaffirming his commitment to the Christian community, Najib said they should not feel that they had been forgotten.
Man speaks with forked tongue….
Around 1,000 Christians gathered in the Luther Centre here for a Christmas High Tea celebration organised by umbrella body Christian Federation of Malaysia.
I am PM for all, Najib tells Christians
PETALING JAYA, Dec 25 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today reassured the Christian community in Malaysia that his government has not forgotten them despite growing feelings that they are being sidelined.The prime minister appeared to placate the community by praising the contributions of Christians in Malaysia, especially the role played by mission schools in raising the bar in education.
“I do not want to be a prime minister for only a particular section of the community. I’m a prime minister for all Malaysians, and I’ve said that repeatedly,” Najib reminded a Christian crowd at a Christmas party here.
Najib cited the recent lift of a ban for Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem as proof that the government recognises Christians as essential to the nation.
“I believe that a God-fearing Christian, with strong values, would be good for Malaysia,” he added.
Najib also called for Christian leaders to continue engaging in dialogue and to engage the government constructively.
“I am pleased to note that we have, for the past three years, a permanent dialogue mechanism,” he urged, referring to the government interfaith committee headed by Datuk Azman Amin Hassan.
Najib told the crowd that he was inspired by Christian leaders who are active participants in the committee and had encouraged the government to improve interreligious relations.
Besides praising mission schools, the PM also paid tribute to the many charitable initiatives run by churches such as welfare homes, legal aid clinics, and outreach programmes.
This is SATIRE.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.
Free Malaysia Today
I love PM
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s appeal to Malaysians to give him the mandate to change and revamp Barisan Nasional is timely. How can there be change if Malaysians continue to ignore BN like the plague.
We must learn to trust the BN government as it knows what’s best for us. It is fated by God that Umno and BN should rule until the end of time. So why must godly Malaysians try so hard to question BN’s divine role?
Today, Najib believes that the youth (2.9 million new voters) would be more discerning in their choice than the die-hard opposition supporters who are intellectually challenged.
Najib needs our mandate badly so that he can go about to reform Umno and BN. It would not be just a little transformation, but a massive one like “The Transformers”. He has also promised to deliver.
How can anyone in their right frame of mind not give him another chance to prove himself?
Tour consultant, sports pilot and naturalist Iskandar Dzulkarnain has been writing a few years now. He is a FMT columnist.
PERHAPS ROSMAH SHOULD BE PRIME MINISTER AND NAJIB BE FIRST MAN OF MALAYSIA (FMOM)?
Our current Prime Minister deserves a whole Post to himself. Still, he is LESS popular than Rosmah, the First Lady of Malaysia!
AFTER THE ACCUSATION ABOUT SUARAM BEING FUNDED BY SOROS, WHAT IF IT IS TRUE THAT NAJIB MET SOROS? WOULD THAT MAKE HIM AN AGENT OF SOROS?
OH YES, NAJIB ADMITS IT!
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today admitted that he had met with controversial currency speculator George Soros two years ago but it was Soros who wanted to meet him.
He added that it was “just a courtesy call” and nothing “sinister” happened.
“Yes, I met him (Soros) upon his request, and after (former PM) Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) met Soros I didn’t see a problem with that.
“It was a normal courtesy call. Nothing untoward, nothing sinister, nothing to worry about” he said, matter of fact.
He added that the important thing was “not that I (the PM) met him but what was discussed”.
“We did not discuss about how to topple the government or to get funding, etc,” he said.
He, however, declined to elaborate on what was discussed during the New York meeting, and repeatedly said that “it was just a courtesy call”.
Prime Minister Najib Razak had a private meeting with billionaire financier George Soros – the man seen by the Umno faithful as enemy no 1 – in New York two years ago.
The hush-hush meeting, which was first revealed last week by Subang parliamentarian R Sivarasa during his debate with Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim, was held at the luxury Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
Malaysiakini has confirmed the Najib-Soros meeting with a source who has direct knowledge of the event.
The prime minister’s meeting with Soros, who is accused of funding Malaysian NGOs to push for regime change, took place on Sept 27, 2010.
If BN’s attacks on alleged links between human rights NGO Suaram and billionaire currency trader George Soros hold true, then a vote for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is a vote for Soros as well, Pakatan MPs said today.
“I want to see how the mainstream media takes up this issue. As we know there was a secret meeting, where Najib asked for Soros’ support for his global movement of moderates.
“So, if Soros is the bogeyman, then a vote for Najib is a vote for Soros too,” PAS’ Kuala Krai MP Dr Hatta Ramli (left) told Malaysiakini.
Hatta stressed that Pakatan Rakyat wouldn’t want to play on the issue.
However, since the Soros link has been played up by the BN, it now appears that “their own weapon has turned upon them”.
“So, they now have to explain to the rakyat.”
Hatta said this when asked to comment on the quiet chat Najib reportedly had with Soros at a posh hotel in New York, just before his inaugural address to the Unit
Several leaders of pro-government Malay pressure groups have refused to comment on the report that Prime Minister Najib Razak had met with billionaire George Soros in 2010.
“I don’t want to comment because I have not read the blog. But in general, all the facts that come from the blogs say that Soros is not friendly to us, but friendly with the opposition,” said Malay Consultative Council (MPM) member Shahbudin Embun.
“That’s all I want to comment. You can go ahead and sleep with Soros,” he said sarcastically when met by Malaysiakini at a press conference today.
Other groups attending the press conference reacted similarly, including the Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM), Perkasa as well as the Young Journalists Club Malaysia.
When asked they chorused that they have not read the said report.
Last week Subang parliamentarian R Sivarasa during his debate with Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim revealed that the PM met with Soros at a the luxury Plaza Hotel in Manhattan on Sept 27, 2010.
Najib on Google Hangout has too many dislikes to his liking, so the video got put on Private Viewing.
The recorded video for the #TanyaNajib session was posted on YouTube, and immediately drew thousands of ‘dislike’ votes. Not long after, the video was barred from public view and went into ‘private’ mode.
A screen snapshot showed the number of ‘dislikes’ stood at 1,409 and ‘likes’ at 605.
|Harakahdaily,||05 October 2012|
Oct 5: How popular is prime minister Najib Razak? According to the recent survey by University of Malaya’s Center for Democracy and Elections (UMCEDEL), his popularity rating stood at 58 per cent.
But judging by the number of dislikes received for a YouTube video of his first live interactive session on Google Hangout, the survey results could raise doubts.
“Google hangout is a new medium. Tonight we made history, to me this is very encouraging. In just one hangout like this, millions of Malaysians can watch and listen in to my message,” Najib had declared.
His hour-long session however saw him taking only five questions.
A posting on the YouTube channel of Astro Awani attracted 52,076 viewers at press time, with a whopping 13,037 viewers clicking ‘dislike’ compared to 332 who ‘liked’.
Another YouTube channel ‘CliffyTRGx3’ recorded 1,653 viewers, gathering 261 ‘dislikes’ against a mere 16 ‘likes’.
No time like tomorrow
Another budget, more cash handouts and more dithering over an election date
Oct 6th 2012 | SINGAPORE | from the print edition
Najib, coiled for action
THE prime minister, Najib Razak, fancies himself as the Tony Blair of Malaysian politics. Like the former British prime minister, Mr Najib purports to be a progressive reformer, on a mission to “modernise” his country. The British-educated Mr Najib also likes to pay as much attention to the spin on his policies as to their substance. He even hires former Blair advisers to make sure he gets it right.
For all that, Mr Najib increasingly resembles the hapless Gordon Brown, Mr Blair’s nemesis and successor. For years Mr Brown agitated to push his rival aside. When at last he succeeded, Mr Brown blew it by missing the chance to call an early election while he was still relatively popular. Rather than winning his own mandate, Mr Brown, unelected and indecisive, watched his authority drain away until he was boxed into calling an election right at the end of his term—which he then lost.
Their natural reaction is to deny any knowledge of the controversial posting or that the wing had a Facebook page…What a joke ! Now we demand for 114A to be tested.http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/umno-youth-denies-provocative-religious-facebook-post-to-file-police-report/
Message in Anwar Ibrahim’s hacked blog
Malay daily Sinar Harian reported that the hackers had uploaded a message from Anwar, claiming he felt ashamed for his party’s “sinful extremist position chasing after the prime minister’s office to the extent of defaming Najib and the latter’s family”.
“Saya ingin mengajak rakan-rakan saya dan jentera pakatan supaya membuat perubahan dengan menghormati institusi kePerdana Menterian yang sekian lama kita warisi. Jawatan Perdana Menteri adalah khas untuk orang Melayu dan Islam sahaja, bukannya untuk bangsa lain. (I would like to invite my colleagues and the Pakatan machinery to make changes by respecting the prime ministerial institution that we have long inherited. The post of the Prime Minister is special to the Malays and Muslims only, not for any other race),” hackers had uploaded on Anwar’s blog.
“Kepada umat Islam di Malaysia, saya turut ingin memohon maaf atas keterlanjuran saya menyokong Israel tempoh hari. Sesungguhnya saya tidak mampu untuk menghalang kehadiran mereka dalam hidup saya, maka dalam keterpaksaan saya perlu mengikuti kemahuan, desakan dan asakan bertubi-tubi mereka. (To Muslims in Malaysia, I also apologise for going overboard in my support of Israel the other day. Truly I am unable to prevent their presence in my life, therefore I am obligated to follow their wishes and repeated pressures.)
Hacker says that Najib ” as the premier is the most suitable leader and administrator for Malaysians”.
Anwar’s blog hacked, portrayed as Israel apologist
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s blog was hacked late last night and defaced with a fake post that portrayed him as an apologist for the Zionist regime in Israel.
It also included an apology to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as part of the opposition leader’s message ahead of the Aidilfitri celebration tomorrow.
The de facto PKR head has accused cybertroopers from political foe Umno of mounting the assault on his blog in a bid to defame him and destroy his credibility among Netizens, minutes after the opposition leader ended an Internet live chat session on Google Hangout.
“Puak umno godam blog dan fitnah! (Umno tribe hacked blog and defame!)” Anwar posted in his Twitter account @anwaribrahim early this morning, in reply to another user on the social microblogging site identified as @anuarazizi who wanted to know if the apology in the special message was true.
The allegedly defamatory post by anonymous hackers has since been removed from Anwar’s blog.
In its place is a message from the website administrator informing visitors that the blog was hacked at about 11.50pm and a fake post about a “special message” attributed to Anwar had been uploaded.
“We understand a screen capture of the posting had been successfully recorded and is now being spread by Umno cybertroopers with the intention to discredit and defame Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim,” the blog administrator said.
|12:32PM Aug 18, 2012|
An online transcript of the message read as follows:
“This year, I and my family would like to take this opportunity to apologise – from head to toe – particularly to Najib Abdul Razak and Rosmah Mansor whom I actually know well and are close to.
“I feel that I have sinned because of certain people in my team who have gone overboard in our ambition to pursue positions including the prime ministership, we have slandered Najib and his family”.
In the fake message ‘Anwar’ also apologised to Muslims his supposed support for Israel and the Bersih 3.0 rally, which it said had “damaged national harmony” – both the favourite ammunition of the PKR supremo’s detractors.
“Actually, I have also received wrong information about the Altantuya case. I admit that the information could not be verified,” the fake message continued.
The hacker, who signed off as ‘Anwar Ibrahim’ added that privately, he did not agree with such attacks or actions but had done so due to pressure from non-Muslims partners in Pakatan Rakyat.
Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
CARING or CUNNING politics? Would the poor prefer 5kg of rice or Najib T-shirt & CD
Written by Plain Caring
Take a look at the attached photos. Is it caring or cunning politics at work?
On 16 August 2012 hundreds of residents scrambled to Semenyih. They got news (by word of mouth mostly) that there is going to be freebies given out to help them tide the unbearable cost of living.
And so all the oldies and housewives went to an event in the township as it being a working day the breadwinners were busy with their daily jobs.
Mind you the people ran to the venue not because they were going to welcome the captain of the nation; they did not eagerly drop their household chores and rush over because they would get to see the very man whom they only so far saw in print or from the idiot box.
They all had only hope – that they will get free this-and-that to help feed their families.
And what did they get?
They came back with a 5 Kg bag of rice for each NRIC they were able to produce. And they were also given a large T-shirt with the PM’s mug shot screaming from the right front side of the T-shirt plus a CD titled “Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Visit To Ladang Tennamaram, Kuala Selangor” and prominently showing the PM flanked by MIC and BN politicians (on the CD cover and disk).
5kg of rice or Najib’s mugshot
If you want to give 5 Kg of rice because it is a government effort and duty to respond appropriately given the acknowledged hard times, then why do you need a T-shirt with the PM’s picture and CD to go along with the event?
But if you argue that the event is not to give out charity nor to alleviate hardships but to invite them to listen first-hand to some ‘truths’ you want to tell, then why give out rice, T-shirts and CDs at the same event?
Or is this all a cleverly disguised campaigning in the run-up to GE13?
Politicians you need to take control of your public events and the public relations angle with greater awareness and wisdom. Unless of course if you are all sworn loyalists of cunning politics, who cares really what public relations can or cannot do.
Please stop wasting public funds to earn brownie points or political mileage for your selves. If you have to do your political talk shows do use the money from your pockets yeah. And do remember to also not claim that it is another national “janji Detepati”.
ONE-UPMANSHIP THE MALAYSIAN WAY
IF YOU CAN DO IT, SO CAN I!
Rosmah got to fly to London to share Lee Chong Wei’s limelight. Najib can’t be seen as less influential or less important (though he is definitely less good looking): he gets to tee off with Tiger Woods!
In what can be seen as another image-boosting spectacle, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will be teeing off with golf legend Tiger Woods this October.
The prime minister said that on the auspicious occasion of having “Tiger Woods (left) here again after a 13-year hiatus”, he is looking forward to “teeing-off” with the golf champion.
This is “barring any big event” if one were to happen at that time, he said in an oblique reference to the upcoming 13th general election.
Woods will be in Malaysia two months from now to take part in the newly rebranded CIMB Classics golf tournament.
Najib said this in his speech at the announcement of the golfing event in Putrajaya today.
“There are some of my childhood dreams still unfulfilled. One is to see Malaysia host a PGA-level event,” he added.
|3:33PM Jul 24, 2012|
Not all Malaysians can wish happy birthday to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who celebrated his 59th birthday yesterday.
All the greeting messages posted on Najib’s Facebook fanpage by supporters of the late DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock had been deleted, said a group by the name of Malaysians for Beng Hock.
The pressure group had initiated a campaign dubbed “Be Teoh Lee Lan for one minute” and called on supporters to wish Najib happy birthday while reminding him that the perpetrators responsible for Beng Hock’s death have not been brought to justice.
Beng Hock’s sister Lee Lan has been spearheading the movement to seek justice for her brother, who was found dead on July 16, 2009 after being interrogated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Malaysians for Beng Hock coordinator Chong Kok Siong claimed that all their messages and photographs posted in the past three days had been removed by the fanpage administrator.
These messages, in three languages, included “Is it so difficult to take action against the MACC officers? It has been three years!” and “Where is your promise? It has been three years!”
“The prime minister is afraid of even a single birthday greeting, and dares not face the queries of Teoh’s sympathisers. How can we expect a leader with such a closed mindset to lead our nation towards democratic transformation?” said Chong in a statement today.
He commented that although Najib has been boasting about ‘people first’ under the 1Malaysia campaign, not even one MACC official has been charged with causing Teoh’s death.
“(Teoh’s sister) Lee Lan has repeatedly requested to meet Najib but he acts like he is deaf.
“Now even messages on Facebook have been banned. Najib has plugged all the complaints channels for Teoh’s family. We fail to see any sign of Najib’s ‘people first’ and ‘performance now’ concept in this issue,” he said.
Chong urged the Najib administration to disclose how many ‘Internet policemen’ the government has recruited to ‘black out’ dissidents in cyberspace, and how much of taxpayers’ money has been spent on it.
You’re on holiday, you’re curious about the government in the country you are visiting, but the travel guides say very little. Why not try the following unscientific survey?
First, look around to see if there are posters of the prime minister or president and second, check the condition of the public toilets.
A vain head of government would have posters of his image littering the country. The third world mentality is reflected in a profusion of his images in public spaces.
Unless Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is trapped in his ivory tower and has no way of gauging the mood on the ground, why was he persuaded to plaster his face all over the doors, walls and pillars of the KTM Komuter trains and stations?
It has been alleged, by an insider, that only the new trains from China had Najib’s image painted on them.
What is not widely known, is that Najib’s image has allegedly been defaced several times and even pelted with bricks.
The management is understandably concerned. When the brickbats missed their target, the windows were smashed, and at RM20,000 per window, KTM is counting the cost of having Najib’s portrait on its new trains.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd chairperson Mohd Zin Mohamed is the Selangor BN coordinator. He would do well to read the alternative media occasionally. Was he not aware of the debacle with the 100-Plus isotonic drink?
The gimmick disgusted the Malaysian public and they boycotted 100-Plus. The company which markets the drink offered an explanation, but to no avail. The damage was done. Sales have suffered.
So was Mohd Zin acting in Najib’s interests? Does he dare tell Najib that his image is costing KTM several thousands of ringgit in repair and replacement costs?
The only reason Najib’s administration does this is because Umno has no original ideas. If Najib wants to be taken seriously as PM, he should stop putting his images everywhere (they will end up as targets) and have the courage to push through the reforms, which he has promised.
If he is still at a loss as to where to start, how about addressing the fury which is caused by the children of ministers, their cronies and VVIPs ‘winning’ contracts for highly lucrative multi-million ringgit projects?
These ‘lucky’ children dominate the air (air-traffic control), water (dam projects in Sarawak), land (cows and transport) and it appears, even alternative sources of energy (solar).
MARIAM MOKHTAR is a non-conformist traditionalist from Perak, a bucket chemist and an armchair eco-warrior. In ‘real-speak’, this translates into that she comes from Ipoh, values change but respects culture, is a petroleum chemist and also an environmental pollution-control scientist.
CIMB Group chief Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, and younger brother to the prime minister, says that the PM had “a hell of a task” because “worldwide, no one has really been able to reform from incumbency”.
Corruption blocking Malaysia’s leap into higher-income status, says Nazir Razak
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Malaysia must overcome corruption and carry out more market-oriented reforms if it is to move up from being a middle-income economy, CIMB Group chief Datuk Seri Nazir Razak and younger brother to the prime minister has told Financial Times (FT).
The youngest son of the country’s second prime minister, Tun Razak Hussein, also told the FT that his eldest brother had “a hell of a task” because “worldwide, no one has really been able to reform from incumbency”.
Nazir’s elder brother and the country’s sixth PM, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has been sprearheading a slew of governmental, economic and social reforms to transform the country, but Malaysia’s top banker seemed to suggest that it was not enough in an interview published in the international business paper today.
“(Corruption) remains a problem and it is something that needs to be combated,” he told FT.
Nazir (picture) told the paper that Malaysia could consider granting an amnesty for those involved in minor corruption, as has been done in Hong Kong and other countries, an idea that the Najib administration has resisted.
“You could argue that when you do that, you will get a lot less resistance from the vested interests, which is always the problem; then say, the past is the past and we all start from scratch. I still believe that’s what is needed,” Nazir was quoted as saying.
How Malaysia’s Leader Is Damaging His Reformist Reputation
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appears determined to give himself a political black eye. On June 13, government prosecutors will haul into court 10 leaders of Bersih, a coalition of civil society groups campaigning to clean up the country’s corrupt elections commission. The government is demanding damages for destruction to public property during a clash between Bersih demonstrators and police in Kuala Lumpur on April 28. At least 100,000 people marched for clean elections in the Malaysian capital that day, while tens of thousands more joined protests in 11 other cities across the country and 80 cities around the world. Whether or not the government wins compensation in court, however, no amount of money will undo the damage it is inflicting upon its own reputation by pursuing the case.
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s call for his Chinese speaking supporters to name two pandas that would be loaned to Malaysia has drawn a slew of humorous reactions.
Many people who commented on his Facebook post, mostly arguing that the exercise was a waste of money.
Some names that were suggested:
cincin dan beg beg (rings and handbags)
Altantuya and Scorpene
Rara and Suahsuah
Yellow and Green
Si Kuning dan Sang Hijau
A few more used the opportunity to make fun of the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) controversy.
“Wondering (if) those pandas live in condominiums as our ‘high-class’ cows did,” wrote Chong Wei Chun.
“Lembu pun tak boleh jaga. Najib, u nak panda? Kesian panda tu (You can’t even take care of cows and now you want pandas? Pity the panda),” wrote Aun Huang Long.
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我 很高兴，中国愿意借出两只熊猫给我国，这也象征着马中两国的交情进一步提升。由于熊猫是濒临绝种的动物物种，中国愿意出借熊猫给我们，也证明中国对我国的 信任。随着熊猫即将到来，这也可使到国人无须在出国的情况下，也能观看到真实的熊猫。同时，这也可以教育国人，让国人对熊猫有进一步的认识，提高国人保育 各类生物物种的意识。我也呼吁大家，届时共同参与熊猫命名的活动，为可爱的两名熊猫配上最能反映大马特色的名字。
|10:49AM Jun 8, 2012|
After being the target of brickbats from the Internet community, popular isotonic drink 100Plus scrambled to clarify that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s image on its can was not aimed at promoting the leader.
Many netizens saw this unusual clarification as a damage control move to escape a boycott by Najib’s critics as the country’s political competition gets stiffer with the looming general election.
“Hi everyone. We’d like to clarify that the pictures of our Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak appearing on our can is a sticker that was printed for him when he visited our booth at the Hari Belia event in Putrajaya recently.
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Thursday, 07 June 2012 10:19
Scorpene lawyers now deciphering documents to show Najib ‘received the money directly’
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle)
High or low treason, Malaysia’s ruling BN government is keeping its eyes tightly shut over a shady RM7.3bil submarines acquisition and with good reason. Their leader, Prime Minister Najib Razak, is at the center of the arms procurement corruption trial involving French vendor DCNS that began in Paris in April.
Despite the mountain of evidence uncovered by the French police, Malaysian authorities – from Najib’s department to his Umno party, the police, Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission and even the Royal Malaysian Navy itself have refused to comment.
But silence will not be golden for Najib, who controversially came to power in 2009.
NAJIB IS NOT ADVERSE TO SHARING THE STAGE WITH KOREAN POP STARS
The “large amount of payment” claimed to have been made to Korean artistes who performed at the National Youth Day 2012 gathering in Putrajaya last week is not an issue as private sponsors footed the bill, Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek said.
“The issue of money does not arise as long as there are sponsors,” he told Malaysiakini in a text message yesterday when asked about claims in blogs that the government paid RM2.04 million for the K-pop performances last month.
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|5:45PM Jun 1, 2012|
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s approval ratings in May dropped slightly on the back of a slide in support among youth and non-Malays polled.
According to independent research centre, Merdeka Centre, Najib’s overall ratings dropped from 69 percent in February to 65 percent in May 2012.
His ratings were pulled down by a massive 19 percent dip in Chinese support and an 8 percent decline in Indian support.
According to the survey, the decline could not offset the commendable 5 percent rise in support from the Malay community.
The PM also saw a slight decline in support among voters aged under 40, with approval rates for those under 30 at a middling 61 percent.
Najib’s popularity dips post-Bersih 3.0 – MalaysiakiniPrime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s approval ratings in May dropped slightly on the back of a slide in support among youth and non-Malays polled.www.malaysiakini.com/news/199691 – Cached
Main – Malaysia – Najib’s popularity dips even as polls …Najib’s popularity has been lifted by giveaways to lower … Najib’s popularity dips even as polls beckon, survey shows … My Bersih 3.0 story in Paris; Debunking the …www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/najibs… – Cached
Free Malaysia Today
Scorpene to surface in Parliament
PETALING JAYA: Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar plans to raise the controversial topic of Scorpene submarines in Parliament following revelations that a highly-classified defence document was allegedly sold to a French defence company.
In a press statement today, Nurul said that she will be seeking an emergency motion during the June 11-28 session of Parliament.
The motion would be “to debate on the exposé of illegal commissions and sale of national defence secret documents in regard to the Scorpene submarines as revealed by Suaram in Bangkok on May 30, 2012 which threatens national security and sovereignty”.
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Razak Baginda’s firm sold Malaysian naval secrets to French, says lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — A highly-confidential government document on the Malaysian Navy’s evaluation of the Scorpene submarines it planned to buy was sold by Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd to French defence giant DCNS for €36 million (RM142 million), a lawyer involved in an ongoing inquiry has revealed.
Abdul Razak Baginda, a former think-tank head who was at the centre of a 2006 investigation into the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu, is listed as a director of Terasasi with his father, Abdul Malim Baginda.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:57
Scorpenes in Bangkok: Diving M’sia deep into controversy with kickbacks and murder
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
UPDATED Malaysian NGO SUARAM and their French lawyers held a joint media conference in Bangkok on Wednesday, raising eyebrows as to the location which they said could not be avoided as the chances were high Prime Minister Najib Razak would detain and deport the French legal eagles should they enter Malaysia.
However, that has not deterred international interest in Malaysia’s controversial acquisition of 2 Scorpene submarines, which many believe will force Najib to step down, given the weight of evidence piling against him in the corruption and kickbacks trial that began in Paris last month.
Already, he and current Defence minister Zahid Hamidi have indicated they will not entertain any request from the French court to take the witness stand even if they are subpoenaed.
The Malaysian Scorpenes trial will also offer a glimpse into the shadowy world of the international arms market, where enormous bribes are the ‘norm’ – both demanded by crooked government officials and offered by greedy vendors to seal billion-dollar deals the world over.
“Malaysian and French embassies all ears at the #opsScorpene press briefing!” SUARAM director Cynthia Gabriel said on Twitter.
Free Malaysia Today
Scorpene scandal: Najib looking at red notice
Suaram’s privileged access to confidential documents also reveals roles played by a person said to be close to Daim Zainuddin.
PETALING JAYA: There is a possibility of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being issued an international warrant of arrest if they fail to adhere to French subpoenas to assist in the Scorpene submarine corruption inquiry.
Suaram’s French lawyer Joseph Breham told a press conference in Bangkok today that the French judges hearing the inquiry have discretionary powers to ask the Interpol to issue a red notice (an international warrant of arrest) against witnesses who failed to submit to the French court.
However this would be the last resort to be undertaken to compel witnesses to testify in Paris.
Breham explained that the French court is able to take on several courses of action, in compelling the Malaysian witnesses.
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Daim ally, Razak Baginda named as ‘political network agents’ in Scorpene probe
KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Secret documents obtained during the on-going Scorpene submarine probe have revealed the roles of an alleged ally of former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin as well as Abdul Razak Baginda in procuring major defence contracts between France and Malaysia, Suaram has said.
The human rights group said that police have seized documents in the form of a note for the French Minister of Defence dated June 2, 1999. This was in relation to an interview on Malaysian and French strategic defence ties with the then Malaysian Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
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Human rights NGO Suaram has revealed that the name of an individual closely linked to former finance minister Daim Zainuddin is mentioned in the French prosecution papers on alleged corruption in Malaysia’s RM7.3 billion purchase of two Scorpene-class submarines in 2002.
At a press conference in Bangkok today, Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel said French police had seized documents including a note for the French defence minister dated July 2, 1999.
This related to an interview with then Malaysian defence minister Najib Abdul Razak and French-Malaysian diplomacy on defence matters.
“The note mentions one Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Noor and Abdul Razak Baginda as points of reference for political network,” she said.
“It further states that both have strong political connections as Mohd Ibrahim is close to Daim, and Abdul Razak to Najib.”
She said another note explains that, by early 2001, Mohd Ibrahim’s influence had begun to decline in tandem with Daim’s waning power.
Mohd Ibrahim’s name then ‘disappeared’ from Perimekar Sdn Bhd – said to have served as intermediary in the Scorpene purchase – both as shareholder and director. He was replaced later by those in Abdul Razak’s network.
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Damning’ Scorpene details to be exposed in Bangkok
Human rights NGO Suaram will expose more details on its Scorpene legal suit in Bangkok, Thailand tomorrow, as its lawyer from France has to date failed to obtain permission to enter Malaysia.
It remains uncertain when Suaram’s France-based lawyer Joseph Breham will be issued with a work visa to enter Malaysia, and as such the NGO’s leaders decided to travel to Thailand to meet with him.
Brehem (left) and the Suaram team led by director Cynthia Gabriel and legal representative Fadiah Nadwa Fikri will later hold a press conference on new developments in the Scorpene submarine case the human rights group has filed in Paris.
‘Damning‘ Scorpene details to be exposed in Bangkok – Malaysiakinihttp://www.malaysiakini.com/news/199305Human rights NGO Suaram will expose more details on its Scorpene legal suit in Bangkok, Thailand tomorrow, as its lawyer from France has to date failed to …Malaysiakini
‘Damning‘ Scorpene details to be exposed in Bangkokhttp://www.isarawak.com.my/…/index.php?…damning–scorpene–details-to-…1 hour ago – Source: Malaysiakini (View expressed here is solely the opinion of the source). Human rights NGO Suaram will expose more details on its …
Friday, 25 May 2012 11:51
Ops Scorpene 2.0: SUARAM tells of envelope with sub-folder entitled “C4”
Written by Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle
Earlier this week, a newspaper in Hong Kong ran an expose’ of the Scorpene submarines scandal implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak, his close friend Razak Baginda and murdered Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu.
In the news report, which was picked up by several Malaysian blogs, Najib was portrayed as the main culprit behind the conspiracy to skim a huge commission from the Malaysian government’s purchase of the 2 submarines from French arms maker DCNS.
He was also implicated in the Altantuya murder, for which two of his former bodyguards have been sentenced to hang while Baginda was controversially acquitted.
Earlier this week, a newspaper in Hong K
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THE GREAT SCORPENE RIP-OFF
If Najib wanted support, what he received instead was a sobering “Padan muka!”
The irony of it is that the prime minister suffered extreme humiliation in a country in which he is desperate to redeem his image, both among Malaysians and the international community.
On one side of the English Channel, it is Bersih which haunts Najib. On the other side of the water, it is the French and the opening salvos of the Scorpene trial.
Najib should realise that in Britain, the British prime minister and his ministers occasionally get booed and heckled. Freedom of expression frightens the person who thinks he is above the law or who abuses his power.
Najib now knows what it feels like to be hounded. Not all crowds behave like the Umno rent-a-mob who clap at his every word and kiss his hand.
SCORPENE TRIAL AWAITS NAJIB….
Suara Rakyat Malaysia’s (Suaram) suit in a French court over the controversial Scorpene deal will soon enter the full trial stage, which could see top government officials, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, being asked to testify.
Suaram’s case questions the alleged payment of €114 million (RM500 million) in commission to Perimekar Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of KS Ombak Laut Sdn Bhd, of which the wife of Najib’s (picture) aide Abdul Razak Baginda is a principal shareholder.
As such, she added, the case could also open up a can of worms as it could shed more light on the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaaribuu, who was Abdul Razak’s jilted lover at the time.
… 2009 suit against DCNS, the French makers of the Scorpene … was sufficient, the case would be brought for trial in … press conference today, said that judges in the Paris …anwaribrahimblog.com/2011/05/30/scorpene-deal-heads-for… – Cached
SUARAM lawyers has responded to the Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s comment who insisted that the French courts have no jurisdiction to summon Malaysians to testify in the ongoing inquiry into the Malaysian purchase of French submarines.
SUARAM has requested our lawyers to respond to the comments made by the Defence Minister. This is Joseph Breham’s respond, “French courts have jurisdiction on anyone, being French or not, as soon as they are involved in a matter the courts are inquiring on. To say otherwise is either misleading or erroneous”.
Najib raises Bersih issue in London, despite protests
|6:13PM May 15, 2012|
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in his meeting with Malaysians in the United Kingdom last night raised unruly behaviour by Bersih 3.0 protesters during their huge rally in the national capital Kuala Lumpur on April 28.
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Najib’s speech was delivered in a very informal setting, and was received with great enthusiasm by the Malaysians who had thronged the concert hall, some bringing along their children, Bernama added.
|11:23AM May 15, 2012|
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s speech to overseas Malaysians at a get-together in London last night was interrupted by repeated chants of “Bersih! Bersih!” from the floor.
The chanting started when Najib took to the stage, and it continued when he began his speech.
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