20 March 2018
In 2013, Johari won the Titiwangsa seat with a slim majority of 866 votes.
Minister Johari cries foul over sabotage by party members
This came after images of placards reading “Say no to DJ” (Datuk Johari or Datuk Jo) and banners rejecting him in Titiwangsa went viral on the social media.
“We the grassroots of Titiwangsa plead to the prime minister to choose a candidate other than Johari,” stated a banner, with hashtags #rejectJohari, #arrogantJoe and #aslongasnotJoeGhani.
The placards also showed an image of a big cross drawn on his face.
One of the images featured about 20 youths wearing T-shirts with messages “as long as not Joe Ghani, #ABJ”.
“There is someone in my Umno division interested to be a candidate in Titiwangsa, so he started this character assassination,” said the Titiwangsa Umno division chief without naming the person.
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#JoeSombong tu cute sangat. Macam budak-budak bergaduh. “Kau dah sombong ah sekarang, Joe.”
23 October 2017
The battle within Camp Najib
THERE is a battle being waged in Putrajaya between influential supporters of Prime Minister Najib Razak over the future of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Dzulkifli Ahmad.
Both sides have senior politicians, civil servants and political operatives in their corner. Both sides are employing bloggers, social media platforms and even mainstream media to push their angle and achieve the outcome they want.
The pro-Dzulkifli camp believe that all the MACC chief needs to do is make some grovelling apology and take the woman in the video as his second wife and all will be forgotten in good time. They believe that everyone makes mistakes and he should not lose his job because of a personal shortcoming.
This camp feels that in due time, Malaysians will forget about the controversial video of the MACC chief holidaying in Bali with someone else’s wife and the allegation that his indiscretion led to the break-up of a marriage.
It remains unclear why this camp is batting for Dzulkifli given that several of them, including Najib’s operatives, were predicting the end of the MACC chief’s tenure weeks before the videos surfaced, citing Dzulkifli’s hubris and unpopularity among Umno warlords.
On the flip side, there is another camp in Putrajaya that believes it is impossible to sweep this case under the bed because a slew of police reports have been lodged about the case.
What is particularly grating for this group is that there is evidence that this alleged friendship with the woman is not something that happened recently. It has been going on for some time and the individuals have been cautioned about it being unbecoming.
Expect the battle to get nastier unless Najib steps in.
Till now, it isn’t clear whether the prime minister wants his compromised MACC to go or stay.
It awaits his decision and, until then, his minions will fight away. – October 23, 2017.
5 August 2017
Annuar Musa to quit has Mara boss, has given letter to PM
Umno Information chief Annuar Musa has no plan to continue being the chairperson of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) after holding the post for four years come Aug 11.
He said he had personally sent a letter to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on Aug 2 requesting for consideration not to be reappointed to the post.
“I think there are many of my friends who are qualified but yet to get the opportunity to be appointed to the post. And I have proposed to (Najib as) the Umno president to give them the opportunity.
“Let somebody else continue the legacy and I’m grateful that under my leadership, Mara had not been deluged in any controversy, but instead had made more profit…I also defended Mara in certain issues which resulted in me being disliked by certain people,” he told reporters after opening the Hulu Terengganu Umno division delegates’ conference in Kuala Berang last night.
13 March 2017
Umno leaders rubbish claims Annuar suspended over UEC
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Umno leaders today called into question Annuar Musa’s claim that he was suspended as Mara chairman because he supported the government’s call to confer recognition on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).
Umno supreme council member Nazri Aziz rebutted the claim, saying he himself was a staunch supporter of the UEC, even back when Muhyiddin Yassin was the education minister, yet no drastic action had been taken against him.
“I want to know, who discriminated against him (Annuar)? Was it the Cabinet?” he said outside the Dewan Rakyat today.
Yesterday, Sin Chew Daily quoted Annuar, who is the Umno information chief, as saying his suspension stemmed from his backing of the UEC.
Annuar denied he was suspended in January over the use of funds from two Mara subsidiaries to sponsor the Kelantan football team while he was the state’s football association president.
But fellow Umno supreme council member Ismail Sabri Yaakob disagreed and clarified that Annuar’s suspension stemmed from the controversial use of Mara subsidies and sponsorship of the Kelantan football team, the Red Warriors.
“I was made to understand that the internal auditors had questions about the sponsorship of the football team and (the investigation) had nothing to do with the UEC,” he told FMT, referring to the Mara probe into Annuar which began last month.
In January, Annuar was accused of using his influence as Mara chairman to persuade Pelaburan Mara Bhd and UniKL to sponsor the Red Warriors.
The revelation come to light during a spat between Annuar and Johor crown prince, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who questioned the use of “public funds” to “save” the Kelantan football team from a financial crisis.
This is the Porsche Panamera owned by TS Annuar Musa mentioned by TMJ… Took this pic when he was the Deputy President of FAM in Bkt. Jalil
1 Feb 2017
Najib: Annuar remains Umno info chief for now
Umno president Najib Abdul Razak said Annuar Musa would remain as Umno Information chief for now.
The prime minister said Annuar, the MP for Ketereh, should be given the opportunity to clear his name from accusations on abuse of power linked to sponsorship of the Kelantan football team The Red Warriors by agencies under Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara).
“He is willing to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), so give him a chance to clear his name.
“We cannot make assumptions… due process must take place,” he said.
Analyst says Annuar’s suspension boon for Ismail Sabri in Umno race
Umno supreme council member Ismail Sabri Yaakob can capitalise on information chief Annuar Musa’s suspension as Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) chairperson to secure a future spot as a party vice- president, said an analyst.
Universiti Sains Malaysia professor Ahmad Atory Hussain speculated that both were eyeing to become one of the elected Umno vice-presidents.
“Some people want to aim for high positions such as the vice-presidency, like Ismail who is a strongman of Pahang Umno and party president Najib Abdul Razak.
“He wants to get strong support from Umno members in the future because there is likely to be two vacancies for the Umno vice-presidency.
“Annuar wants to become a vice-president too… but now that (Annuar) has taken a hit, he (Ismail) will have a better chance,” Atory told Malaysiakini.
There is currently a power vacuum in Umno following former vice-president Shafie Apdal’s decision to quit the party.
Meanwhile, another Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has taken on the role of de facto deputy president, leaving Hishamuddin Hussein as the only remaining vice-president.
31 Jan 2017
We’re investigating Annuar Musa, says MACC
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed that it is investigating Mara chairman Annuar Musa over alleged misappropriation of funds and abuse of power.
In a brief statement, MACC said it had opened an investigation paper to look into the allegations against Annuar, who was today suspended from his post by the Mara board over the matter of sponsorship of the Kelantan football team by two Mara subsidiaries.
“We will work with Mara’s internal auditors and focus on Annuar’s involvement in the sponsorship of the Kelantan football team.
“Mara’s auditors will investigate the alleged mismanagement.”
The anti-graft body went on to advise the public to refrain from making any speculation about the case and to allow them to investigate the matter accordingly.
Annuar, who is the former Kelantan Football Association president, was previously accused of using Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB) funds to sponsor the state football team, which plays in the Malaysia Super League (MSL).
The issue was first brought up by Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who had questioned Mara’s use of “public funds” to “save” the Kelantan football team from a financial crisis.
Tunku Ismail had said Annuar needed to explain PMB and Universiti Kuala Lumpur’s (UniKL) “forced sponsorship” of the football team.
UniKL is a private university owned by Mara.
Annuar, who is an Umno Supreme Council member, had denied using PMB and UniKL funds to sponsor the team.
Ku Nan: Najib to decide on Annuar’s Umno post
KUALA LUMPUR: Annuar Musa’s future as Umno Information chief following his suspension as Mara chairman, is up to the party president.
Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said Annuar was appointed to the post by Umno President Najib Razak.
“His post in Umno was appointed by the president and his suspension is in a government agency.
“It (Annuar’s suspension) does not involve his post in Umno, it is up to the president (to decide),” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
Mara today suspended the duties of the Ketereh Member of Parliament as agency chairman and Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB) chairman effective immediately.
The unanimous decision was made in a special meeting chaired by Mara Council Member Yusof Yacub at the agency’s headquarters here.
Annuar’s suspension was to allow a Mara internal audit into several matters regarding the agency including the sponsorships by PMB and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) of the Kelantan football team, The Red Warriors (TRW).
Annuar suspension: C4 chief calls for full Mara audit
PETALING JAYA: The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has called for a full audit on Mara, which today suspended its chairman Annuar Musa.
C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel urged the auditor-general to act in the name of public interest.
“Present the report to Parliament so that the public knows the extent of malpractice that has occurred,” she said.
Gabriel also urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct a thorough probe into Annuar, whose immediate suspension could indicate that the Mara board had found evidence of misappropriation of funds.
“We believe the unanimous decision by the Mara board (to suspend Annuar) and the immediate effect of the suspension is indicative of strong evidence of misappropriation of funds,” she told FMT.
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Mara board now confirms Annuar is suspended, minister says board has power to suspend. [This is a developing story, watch for updates]
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Mara board now says only suggestion, up to minister.
@IsmailSabri60 says PM not yet informed [This is a developing story, watch for updates]
Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has suspended Umno information chief Annuar Musa as its chairperson with immediate effect, according to news reports.
Berita Harian said an emergency board meeting held at the Mara headquarters in Kuala Lumpur this morning also decided to suspend Annuar as chairperson of Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB).
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Umno distances itself from annuar musa
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Civil war in UMNO? TMJ proven right?
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