2 September 2018
Anwar: Hishamuddin Rais is a storyteller…
Commenting on writings by activist Hishamuddin Rais, who had claimed that Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had urged Dr Mahathir not to appoint Lim Guan Eng as finance minister and appoint PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli instead, Anwar said it was Hishamuddin’s personal views.
“That’s his own views, as he is a storyteller. Sometimes in politics, in writing, we have those who oppose, those who attack and bootlickers.
“Don’t be someone who attacks without facts, and don’t be a lackey. To me, we should give room to each interpret one’s views, there’s no need to fly into a temper so quickly,” he said.
BigShots in Demonstration against Lim Guan Eng: The first in the PH era…
BIG SHTS WHO DEMONSTRATED against Lim Guan Eng
1. Ex DG Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Prof Dato’ Dr Awang Sariyan, Chair Holder of Malay Studies Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), China
2. Ex Dewan Rakyat speaker, Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, IWK Chairman
3. Ex IGP, Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar, Deputy Chairman / Non-Independent Executive Director, Genting Bhd
4. Ex CEO & MD Malaysia Airlines, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, Chairman of the Tun Suffian Foundation
5. Malay Consultative Council Secretary-General, Dato Dr Hasan Mad, Adjunct Prof, UiTM
30 June 2018
This is one of the Big Shots demonstrating against Lim Guan Eng.
Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar
Deputy Chairman / Non-Independent Executive Director
Tun Mohammed Hanif bin Omar (Malaysian, aged 79, male), appointed on 23 February 1994, is the Deputy Chairman. Tun Mohammed Hanif retired as Deputy Chairman/Non-Independent Executive Director of the Company at the conclusion of the Company’s 37th Annual General Meeting held on 31 May 2017 in accordance with Section 129 of the Companies Act 1965. On the same day, Tun Mohammed Hanif was appointed as Deputy Chairman/Non-Independent Executive Director of the Company pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company dated 31 May 2017.
He was the Inspector-General of The Royal Malaysian Police for 20 years before retiring in January 1994, having joined as an officer in 1959. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya, Singapore, Bachelor of Law (Honours) from University of Buckingham and the Certificate of Legal Practice (Honours) from the Legal Qualifying Board.
He is also the Deputy Chairman of Genting Berhad and sits on the Boards of AMMB Holdings Berhad, AMFB Holdings Berhad and Measat Global Berhad.
29 June 2018
Really can charge for sedition? But am more surprised at those former luminaries present at the demo!
Charge Guan Eng for sedition over Mandarin use, say protesters
Former director-general of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Awang Sariyan, accuses the finance minister of challenging the fundamental tenets of nationhood.
PUTRAJAYA: Former director-general of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Awang Sariyan, today called for Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to be charged for sedition for issuing an official ministry statement in Mandarin recently.
Awang said Lim had challenged the fundamental tenets underpinning the formation of the nation.
“The position of Bahasa Melayu as the official national language is not something new. As the foundation of the social contract between the races, it should not be questioned.
“The new government should affirm this rather than make a change that deviated from the constitution.
Among those present at the protest, attended by about 20 people, were former Dewan Rakyat speaker Abu Zahar Ujang, former inspector-general of police Hanif Omar, former managing director of Malaysia Airlines Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman and Malay Consultative Council secretary-general Hasan Mad.
Lim was accused of undermining the national language after he issued a ministerial statement written only in Mandarin.
He has since said he accepted the criticisms and would in future issue official statements in Malay with translations in other languages where necessary.
Now a small group is holding a “peaceful demonstration” against the issuing of official statements in non-Malay. It’s the Lingua Franca and the national language, they say.
Earlier this week, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defended his translations of official statements into languages other than Bahasa Melayu – particularly Chinese.