5 February 2019
Not wanted by Bersatu: Tanah Merah MP Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (who left Umno “in the best interest of his constituents and to protect Islam and the Malays”.
TANAH MERAH MP REJECTED BY BERSATU: UMNO MAN WHO LEFT ‘TO PROTECT ISLAM & MALAYS’ FAILS TO FOLLOW COMPATRIOT MUSTAPA MOHAMED INTO DR M’S PARTY AMID OBJECTIONS FROM GRASSROOTS, ALLIES
KUALA LUMPUR— Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has rejected the entry of Tanah Merah MP Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz into the party, according to Sinar Harian.
This follows after Kelantan PPBM Deputy Chairman Datuk Sazmi Miah confirmed the rejection after considering assessments and reports from grassroots and the party’s state leadership.
In December last year, Ikmal resigned as Umno Tanah Merah division chief and subsequently left the party, citing the reason for doing so is in the best interest of his constituents and to protect Islam and the Malays.
17 December 2018
PETALING JAYA: PPBM strategist Rais Hussin has defended the party and its leader, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in the wake of criticism following the mass defections from Umno.
In a statement, Rais listed five reasons why Mahathir and PPBM did not need to be apologetic over the defections, including the fact that all defectors from Umno would not automatically be accepted into PPBM.
“Many remain independents as they would be subject to further scrutiny to verify if they have truly repented.
“Secondly, unless all remaining MPs in Umno join PPBM and no one else, can one claim that PPBM has become the most powerful party in Malaysia,” he said, adding that this would have to include those loyal to Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Rais said Mahathir and PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin had made it clear that only Umno members who were not involved with the “grand corruption of the previous administration” would be considered.
“Even this statement was made with the caveat that the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council will be kept informed of each of these ‘movements’.”
Rais said a third reason was that PPBM’s PH allies, namely DAP and PKR, have repeatedly said they will not work with former Umno members with suspicious motives.
“Fourth, when component parties of PH are dead set against the derelict members of Umno, PPBM cannot disrespect the views of other component parties too, and PPBM won’t.”
Finally, he said, the level of support from the Malays after the May 9 election remains low, at around 30%.
“To create a new Malaysia, where up to 65% of the population of the country are Malays, it goes without saying that PH must not be too quick to spurn their Malay representatives.
“(PKR president) Anwar Ibrahim would have no problem in accepting the MPs and state assemblymen too as and when they decide to pledge their loyalty to him.”
16 December 2018
Is it true? Rahim Tamby Chik resigned from Umno and applied to join Bersatu.
Look at his history:
Lim Guan Eng was arrested by the Malaysian police in 1994, following his criticism of the government’s failure to bring then-Chief Minister of Malacca, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik’s statutory rape case to trial when the Attorney General had decided not to press charges. After a series of appeals, Lim was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. He was, however, released after 12 months on 25 August 1999.
(1) Fumbling Ex Malacca Chief Minister is charged with sedition. We have not forgotten who this man is.
(2) Is ex Malacca CM Rahim opening his own Pandora’s Box?
(3) UMNO’s Malacca has more than history and tourist attractions.
Kota Malacca MP Khoo Poay Tiong has urged Bersatu to reject former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik’s bid to join the party.
“The decision to quit the party (Umno) is well within their rights, but I strongly reject any suggestion for Rahim Thamby Chik and his followers to join any of the parties in the Pakatan Harapan coalition in Malacca.
“I urge all Bersatu to strongly reject any membership application by Rahim Thamby Chik or his followers or else, the acceptance of Rahim Thamby Chik will damage the integrity of the state government and weaken the people’s confidence for Malacca Pakatan Harapan,” Khoo said in a statement today.
Earlier today, Rahim, who served as the state’s sixth chief minister for 12 years, submitted his application to join Bersatu to Malacca Bersatu chief Redzuan Yusof, along with some 100 former Umno members.
Khoo pointed out that Rahim was part of the ‘Datuk Trio’ group who screened a sex video to journalists in 2011.
They had claimed the video was of PKR president Anwar Ibrahim allegedly engaging a prostitute. Anwar had denied the allegation.
Khoo added that Rahim was investigated for statutory rape of a minor in 1994. The case was later dropped due to a lack of evidence.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, the Kota Malacca MP at the time, had criticised the then-government for not acting against Rahim.
Lim was subsequently jailed under the Sedition Act 1948 and Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
Rahim later sued the DAP for the statutory rape allegation, prompting the party to retract its statement, citing subsequent developments where the accuser retracted the allegation.
Rahim retracted the suit after DAP’s admission. Despite the accusation, Rahim was never convicted.
MELAKA, Dec 16 — Former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik today announced his resignation from Umno.
He also submitted his application form, along with about 100 other forms, to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to Melaka Bersatu chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, who is Entrepreneur Development Minister, in Ayer Keroh.
Abdul Rahim said he left Umno because the party had lost the spirit of struggle to champion the Malays which he added had now shifted to Bersatu.
“I am sad to leave Umno after having struggled for over 40 years to champion the Malays. I quit the party because Bersatu can champion the Malays better, more efficiently and more effectively.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik difahamkan akan menyertai Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) pada konvensyen parti itu di Melaka petang ini.
Menurut sumber, bekas Ketua Menteri Melaka itu akan menyerahkan borang keahlian kepada Presiden Bersatu, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sendiri pada majlis berkenaan.
“Tan Sri (Rahim Tamby Chik) akan menyerahkan borang keahlian pada konvensyen ini.
“Mengikut jadual, sesi penyerahan borang keahlian dan sidang media akan dibuat pada pukul 3.30 petang ,” kata sumber itu ketika menghubungi Astro AWANI pada Ahad.
15 December 2018
UMNO can be Parti Katak Malaysia now. They produce the most froggies these past week.
WHY DO UMNO MPs AND ASSEMBLYMEN BECOME FROGS?
Tun Faisal says that there are three reasons for MPs and certain division chiefs leaving Umno.
(1) They lost the source of income especially for those who are looking for government projects.
(2) There is no provision for the area.
(3) They do not want to be charged by the Pakatan Harapan government through the Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the police, the Attorney-General and the IRB (Inland Revenue Board).
Panel Pemikir/Pengarah Bahagian Komunikasi Strategik JASA 2014 – Mei 2018. Exco Pemuda UMNO Malaysia 2008-2013, Pengerusi Unit Media Baru (UMB) 2009-2013
Suara Tanpa Sempadan
KUALA LUMPUR – Bukan soal UMNO hilang hala tuju, tetapi tindakan wakil rakyat dan ketua bahagian UMNO keluar dari parti itu beramai-ramai adalah disebabkan kehilangan projek.
Itu antara tiga sebab utama mengapa pada Ahli Parlimen dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) dari UMNO meninggalkan parti itu seperti yang digariskan oleh bekas Panel Pemikir Jasa, Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz.
Menurut Tun Faisal melalui catatan di Facebooknya, isu hala tuju tidak perlu timbul kerana Presiden Umno, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi telah menjelaskannya semasa Perhimpunan Agung Umno 2018 yang lalu.
Katanya, sebab utama mereka lompat adalah hilang punca pendapatan, tiada lagi peruntukan dan tidak mahu didakwa oleh kerajaan baharu.
“Berdasarkan pemerhatian, Ahli Parlimen dan ketua-ketua bahagian tertentu ini keluar parti atas tiga sebab utama.
“Pertama, hilang punca pendapatan terutama bagi mereka yang mengharapkan projek kerajaan. Kedua, tiada peruntukan untuk menjaga kawasan.
“Ketiga, tidak mahu didakwa oleh kerajaan Pakatan Harapan melalui Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah (SPRM), polis, Peguam Negara dan LHDN (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri),” katanya.
Katanya, apabila para wakil rakyat dan ketua bahagian itu lompat bersama dengan kerajaan, pastinya tiga masalah itu tidak lagi menghantui mereka.
“Faktor-faktor ini menjadikan mereka terdesak dan keluar parti sedangkan pemimpin lapisan kedua, ketiga dan ahli-ahli biasa UMNO yang tiada tiga masalah ini tidak terdesak meninggalkan parti,” ujarnya. – UTUSAN
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) must strive to win over the Malay community to ensure the country’s revival since the general election is not erased, said DAP’s Lim Kit Siang.
In an interview with Malaysiakini, the Iskandar Puteri MP said the dominant community’s backing was crucial in order for the pact to remain in power and implement its intended visions and reforms.
“There is a need for more Malays to come on board. This (the 25 to 30 per cent) was enough for May 9 — for a change but it is not enough for a revival.
“[…] We must be able to increase the Malay understanding (of the government) and their support. More Malays must take ownership (of the change),” he told the news portal.
However, he said that efforts to convince the Malay community to back PH must be balanced with preserving the backing of the country’s other communities.
Failing that, Lim predicted that the PH government would not be able to stay in power.
“The ‘New Malaysia’ will fail, and we can go back to pre-May 9,” he was quoted saying.
He warned of the spreading “toxic politics of hate and fear” and cited the rally against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination organised by PAS and Umno recently as an example.
While he said both parties were in decline, effort must still be made to counter their narrative.
Lim previously told Malaysians that true change will not be possible within a single term under PH, noting that the pact needed to undo over six decades of alleged abuse and corruption inflicted on the country by the previous government.
While PH managed an unforeseen victory in the general election, it did not do so with strong support from Malay voters.
Polls by think tanks such as Ilham Centre and Merdeka Center have placed Malay support for the coalition to be as low as in the region of 17 to 20 per cent.
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today gave his “blessings” to former Umno leaders who wished to join the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ruling coalition.
However, he insisted that former Umno lawmakers must “atone for their sins” by admitting their mistake in supporting former prime minister Najib Razak as well as the 1MDB scandal.
The Iskandar Puteri MP said this was to avoid giving the impression that the question of integrity within PH was being undermined.
He said a failure to do so will result in those abandoning Umno being seen as nothing more than a bunch of opportunists.
Those involved in corruption and criminal conduct have to pay the price even if they switched sides, Lim said after launching Malay Mail’s pictorial book, “100 Days, 100 Pictures”, which commemorates the first 100 days of “Malaysia Baharu” (new Malaysia) at Pietro Ristorante Italiano here.
Asked if he was willing to have former adversaries, such as former Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia on his side, Lim said this was among the “things that everyone has to think about”.
Besides Pandikar, other prominent Umno MPs who have quit the party are former trade minister Mustapa Mohamed, former Puteri Umno chief Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, former foreign minister Anifah Aman and former communications and multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak.
#INFOGRAPHIC: Members of Parliament who left Umno since May 9, 2018.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended his stand on accepting former Umno members into Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
The Bersatu Chairman also said that this was not unusual as he was once a former Umno leader but was accepted by DAP and PKR.
“There are good people there (in Umno), there are bad ones as well. The bad we do not accept, the good we receive. I was a member of Umno before, they (Pakatan Harapan) accepted me,“ he told the media after officiating the 20th Anniversary of the Islamic Art Museum here today.
He was responding to criticisms from DAP and PKR on his decision to accept former Umno members into Bersatu.
Mahathir also refuted claims that Umno leaders had gone to see him recently to ask him to spare Umno from being disbanded.
He said the group, led by Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan, had instead sought his advice as they wanted to leave Umno.
“No, they didn’t (ask me to spare Umno). They were going to leave Umno and they wanted my advice.
“So, that’s all. Nothing else,” he said.