1 February 2018
Police peeved by Dr M fan page’s ‘China police cars’ post
Police are not amused by a posting made by a Dr Mahathir Mohamad Facebook fan page questioning why there were police cars with “emblems” from China in Malaysia.
The posting on the “Mahathir The Legend” Facebook page showed two white cars with sirens on top and the words “Police” written in English and Chinese on the sides.
The post then asked why the Home Ministry allowed police cars with Chinese police emblems in the country.
“What is so special about China that they can do this?”
However, Bukit Aman corporate communications chief Asmawati Ahmad clarified the cars were props for a movie being filmed in Putrajaya and meant for cinemas in China.
“The film is about the life of a police officer in the fictitious ‘Han City’ and is for screening in China.
“Police take seriously the allegations and questions raised by the Facebook page because it clearly has ill-intent, and tries to create a negative perception towards a government agency,” Asmawati said in a statement today.
14 Oct 2016
PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest blog post seems to reveal that he and his newly-formed party, Parti Pribumi Bumiputera Malaysia (PPBM), have a personal agenda, says an aide to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s wife.
In a Facebook post, Rizal Mansor, the aide to Rosmah Mansor, said that the former prime minister had claimed that Najib wanted to end cooperation between Proton, the national car maker, and businessmen who are aligned to the former prime minister.
“Is his struggle and that of his party (PPBM) merely to look after the rights of business owners known to them, and to help these friends to avoid paying taxes and to do business with Proton?” Rizal questioned.
Rizal: Proton shouldn’t have to choose suppliers linked to Dr M http://dlvr.it/MRrllc
Rizal said Proton was now being managed professionally.
“I am confident that the Proton management are managing professionally and will choose suppliers and contractors that offer high quality with reasonable price.
“Proton’s management should not choose suppliers or contractors simply because they are old acquaintances of the former prime minister,” he said in a Facebook posting today.
Mahathir was in March sacked as Petronas adviser and he subsequently resigned as Proton chairperson in the same month.
Mahathir said he had resigned as he knew he was not liked by the current government and therefore did not want to affect Proton’s ability to recover.
12 October 2016
@NajibRazak desperate to break me, wants to change my cook
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of attempting to unleash a gastronomical blow to weaken his will.
Recounting how the government withdrew the police escort for him, the former premier claimed there is now a plan to change his officer and cook as well.
He also alleged that his acquaintances, especially those in the business sector, are being threatened through the Inland Revenue Department.
“If they had paid their taxes, additional taxes are imposed,” he said in a blog posting.
Apart from this, Mahathir alleged that those in Proton are disallowed from communicating with him, and businessmen linked to him are not permitted to conduct business with the national car manufacturer.
“Najib’s aim is for Proton to go bankrupt so that it can be sold for a song,” he added.
The former premier claimed the plan is to sell Proton in full to foreigners in order to eradicate the national car industry.
“Only imported cars can be sold in Malaysia.
“Let there be nothing which was started by me. Let the local industry be destroyed as long as Najib is satisfied,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mahathir also claimed that those who obtained forms to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) had received threats from Umno and the government.
“All kinds of threats were made including putting a stop to BR1M, expulsion from Umno and losing their positions in government as well as prevented from receiving scholarships.