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Najib and Nooryana Najwa, father and daughter…

11 February 2019

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Stand by ‘government’s strongest critic’ – @NajibRazak ‘s daughter makes public plea
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Nooryana Najwa Najib, daughter of controversial former Malaysian PM Najib Razak, comes out to publicly defend him https://t.co/yI2328S8eO

https://www.businessinsider.my/nooryana-najwa-najib-daughter-of-controversial-former-malaysian-pm-najib-razak-comes-out-to-publicly-defend-him/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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“I know today is not the easiest day for us but let’s take a moment to thank Allah that we are all healthy, alive and still able to help others in need,” said Nooryana Najwa.

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NOORYANA, IT’S NOT ANY DESIGN TO EMBARRASS YOUR PARENTS, IT’S CALLED “PAYBACK’, “DEMOCRACY” OR “REFORM” TO BRING ALL THE BIG-TIME CROOKS TO JUSTICE!!!!

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NOORYANA Najwa Najib, better known as Yana Najib, thinks the… https://t.co/WfGGRruoTk

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Ex-PM Najib’s daughter Nooryana Najwa says her and her baby’s bank accounts frozen https://t.co/zaDT8YVH26 https://t.co/Hy9GzAZRih

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The Perak Mentri Besar: Less than re-assuring?

11 February 2019

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Yesterday, on 9 February, I published an article about the Perak MB.
Among the questions we asked, were (1) the destruction of Bukit Kledang which is under his very nose (2) The insults hurled… https://t.co/O6ZhhCEbrp

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Dated 20.12.2018 !!!! No wonder the Perak MB protecting the logging! Come on,enough of fake degrees,pusing berpusing stories! https://t.co/y0rTUJ82nt

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Let’s this does not happen to our park

When contacted, Perak Forestry Department director Datuk Mohamed Zin Yusop said Mentri Besar… https://t.co/zUoXavKmkX

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Sarawak Report: 17 Top Police Officers in Istanbul at the same time. Why?

14 February 2019

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Haramkan Nikah Bawah Umur

Haramkan Nikah Bawah Umur @patricklsk
Combat Online Gambling 101 Lesson 1: Going Undercover

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Dato’ Sri Sanjeevan @SanjeevanSS
Replying to @malaysiakini
Is this considered a luxury trip? Only IGP @Fuzi_Harun
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The Star @staronline

Guan Eng: Agency sponsored IGP‘s Turkey trip, not Finance Ministry

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) says he was not aware that an agency under the ministry sponsored a trip to Turkey for the Inspector-General of Police and other top brass at Bukit Aman.

“The sponsorship was approved by the Malaysia Totalisator Board and not by the Finance Ministry,” he said on Wednesday (Feb 13).

Lim said he would check if his ministry has the authority to get the agency to seek the ministry’s go-ahead before approving future sponsorships.

“Current procedure says that such matters only need the approval of the board of directors and need not be referred to the Finance Ministry.

“We want to check if, after this, we can ensure that the Totalisator Board gets the green light from us first,” he said, pointing out that the agency’s financial sources do not come from the ministry.

“The board does not get a sen from (the ministry) but from a number-forecasting company,” he said.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/02/13/guan-eng-agency-sponsored-igps-turkey-trip-not-finance-ministry/#0KohUzKail8eACdI.99

10 February 2019

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Bemused onlookers are believed to have counted no less than 17 senior police officers boarding the plane – naturally they headed into business class and enjoyed a thoroughly comfortable flight.
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Sarawak Report: Top Malaysian police officers in Istanbul https://t.co/U2yPucXwya

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Nik Abduh: Hadi Awang immediately consented to the decision that I deny (the recording). I followed, and was happy to receive a mandate.

13 February 2019

Malaysia Chronicle @MsiaChronicle

 

AS MUSLIM OUTRAGE GROWS – NIK ABDUH THROWS RM90 MILLION BLAME BACK TO HADI: I WANTED TO COME CLEAN BUT PAS CHIEF GAVE ‘BLESSINGS’ TO DENY AUDIO RECORDING

Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz revealed that he wanted to come clean on an audio recording of him admitting to PAS receiving funds from Umno but the Islamist party’s leaders felt otherwise since the last general election was around the corner.

Therefore, the PAS central committee member said he relented since the issue was greater than him.

He also disclosed that PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang had given his blessings for a denial to be issued.

“Even though the recording was aimed at ruining my reputation, it was immediately seized by our enemies as soon as it spread to take down PAS.

“When I referred to several party leaders who understood the issue well, they decided that I should deny (the recording). I fiercely refused and objected, but they insisted.

“‘Slander must be stopped’ was their reason (as) the heat of the 14th general election increased. Pakatan Harapan had been attacking PAS with all sorts of slander.

“Faced with a conundrum, I sought an answer from the PAS president. He immediately consented to the decision that I deny (the recording). I followed, and was happy to receive a mandate,” he added in a Facebook post today.

Last year, Nik Abduh had dismissed the recording as “nonsense and slander”, which he reiterated to the media after the MACC recorded his statement last week.

Yesterday, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan confirmed that it was Nik Abduh’s voice in the recording but said the issue was not portrayed in the proper context.

In the recording, Nik Abduh admits that PAS leaders including himself, his late father Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, and even Hadi had received funds from Umno.

“I met with Hadi, Hadi said it was fortunate for us to get Umno funds, and we can do anything with it, just don’t use it for personal gain or to enrich oneself. Use it for Islam,” he had said.

He had also said that PAS received RM2 million from Umno with the knowledge of its top leaders to defeat DAP in the 2016 Sarawak state election.

In his Facebook post today, Nik Abduh said as a result of his denial, the slander failed to spread and PAS did well in the 14th general election.

The Bachok MP said he always maintained he would tell the truth under three conditions, namely if he was told to do so by PAS, in a court of law or if he was investigated by the police and MACC.

Nik Abduh said this is the reason he did not issue a denial when the recording was used as defence evidence in Hadi’s defamation lawsuit against Sarawak Report.

The PAS leader said he also told the truth to the police and MACC when quizzed on the matter.

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https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=156903

9 February 2019

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Sarawak Report

Sarawak Report @sarawak
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It Is PAS Who Now Have To Prove Their Finances, Like All Political Parties Must….

9 February 2019

Nik Abduh might have been smarter to have downgraded his transportation when making his visit to the MACC, although his superior morality might rightfully have considered that to be deceptive.

As it was he was photographed leaning out of a sleek black Mercedes as he spoke to journalists, who crowded around his exit asking what he had to say about money flowing from the corrupted former UMNO regime to PAS?

The image conflicted awkwardly with earlier claims by colleagues that PAS had dropped its London defamation case against Sarawak Report (who had raised concerns about those payments) because the party is allegedly too cash-strapped.

Couldn’t this senior party member so central to the case have simply flogged off this car to raise the necessary funds, rather than sending out the call for further contributions from hard up members as happened just last month?

Indeed, President Hadi Awang reiterated again that day that all the flush expenditure exhibited by the party, which included this case and contesting every seat at the last election, had been raised thanks to these very members.

He said there are a million such willing contributors (including the odd anonymous RM2.5 million payment of course).  However, those numbers are now substially depleted owing to the split in the party over these very issues: namely the growing friendship with UMNO and unexplained cash.

As media outlets explored the apparent reports currently being made to the MACC detailing further alleged lavish expenditures by senior PAS figures those remaining members must once again have wondered if it was fair to have asked them to fund the multi-million ringgit London litigation exercise in the first place? Litigation that has now come to naught.

However, by far the most astonishing revelation came when Nik Abduh repeated to those same reporters his earlier claim that the alleged recording of him telling PAS colleagues that millions of ringgit had indeed passed from UMNO to PAS (“UMNO are stupid”) was bogus. That evidence had been added by Sarawak Report to its defence.

Abduh told the reporters he had said as much to the investigators too when they had asked about it:

I gave a brief answer – it (the recording) has nothing to do with me. I have answered this before, the recording is rubbish, slander,” he responded. [Malaysiakini]

Yet his boss, party President Hadi Awang, has signed a statement of truth to the UK court confirming the recording was indeed Nik Abduh, but explaining in considerable and contorted detail why Hadi did NOT think the recording was at all slanderous.

Since Nik Abduh was listed as one of Hadi’s proposed witnesses and was contradicting Hadi’s explanation for this key piece of evidence, it is not hard to fathom at least one reason behind PAS’s reluctance for the matter to come to court.

Just last week, no less than two known PAS officials finally went public to acknowledge that Nik Abduh did make those recorded statements about the UMNO cash in front of themselves and some 40 other PAS members.

One called the moment the darkest episode in his life.

Yet, here today was a smiling Nik Abduh leaning out of his Mercedes window and claiming once again it was all lies.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwBVgjMKMzLvcdLMTKRpBTTBpdD

Malaysia Chronicle @MsiaChronicle
SLEEK BLACK MERCEDES, YET NIK ABDUH LIES AGAIN IN PUBLIC: IF AUDIO RECORDING ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM’ – THEN WHY DID HIS OWN BOSS HADI BACKSTAB HIM BY CONFIRMING TO U.K. COURT IT WAS HIM

SLEEK BLACK MERCEDES, YET NIK ABDUH LIES AGAIN IN PUBLIC: IF AUDIO RECORDING ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH…
Nik Abduh might have been smarter to have downgraded his transportation when making his visit

malaysia-chronicle.com

Nik Abduh might have been smarter to have downgraded his transportation when making his visit to the MACC, although his superior morality might rightfully have considered that to be deceptive.

As it was he was photographed leaning out of a sleek black Mercedes as he spoke to journalists, who crowded around his exit asking what he had to say about money flowing from the corrupted former UMNO regime to PAS?

The image conflicted awkwardly with earlier claims by colleagues that PAS had dropped its London defamation case against Sarawak Report (who had raised concerns about those payments) because the party is allegedly too cash-strapped.

Couldn’t this senior party member so central to the case have simply flogged off this car to raise the necessary funds, rather than sending out the call for further contributions from hard up members as happened just last month?

Indeed, President Hadi Awang reiterated again that day that all the flush expenditure exhibited by the party, which included this case and contesting every seat at the last election, had been raised thanks to these very members.

He said there are a million such willing contributors (including the odd anonymous RM2.5 million payment of course).  However, those numbers are now substially depleted owing to the split in the party over these very issues: namely the growing friendship with UMNO and unexplained cash.

As media outlets explored the apparent reports currently being made to the MACC detailing further alleged lavish expenditures by senior PAS figures those remaining members must once again have wondered if it was fair to have asked them to fund the multi-million ringgit London litigation exercise in the first place? Litigation that has now come to naught.

However, by far the most astonishing revelation came when Nik Abduh repeated to those same reporters his earlier claim that the alleged recording of him telling PAS colleagues that millions of ringgit had indeed passed from UMNO to PAS (“UMNO are stupid”) was bogus. That evidence had been added by Sarawak Report to its defence.

 

I gave a brief answer – it (the recording) has nothing to do with me. I have answered this before, the recording is rubbish, slander,” he responded. [Malaysiakini]

Yet his boss, party President Hadi Awang, has signed a statement of truth to the UK court confirming the recording was indeed Nik Abduh, but explaining in considerable and contorted detail why Hadi did NOT think the recording was at all slanderous.

Since Nik Abduh was listed as one of Hadi’s proposed witnesses and was contradicting Hadi’s explanation for this key piece of evidence, it is not hard to fathom at least one reason behind PAS’s reluctance for the matter to come to court.
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The Star @staronline

June 2018

At first Nik Abduh denied everything.

On 28th February, following the release of the recording online, Nik Abduh denounced the recording on his Facebook page, describing the claim that the speaker was him as ‘rubbish and slander’ and threatening that God would punish those responsible for making what he called defamatory actions by disseminating the tape and for suggesting the speaker was him:

“The claim that it is me speaking in the conversation is all nonsense and slanderous.

“PAS is a party that doesn’t get involved in matters that are prohibited by Islam, including taking bribes from Umno and following DAP around.”  [translation by Malaysian Insight]

http://www.sarawakreport.org/2018/06/hadis-lawyers-accept-nik-abduh-recording-is-genuine-after-all/

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http://www.sarawakreport.org/2018/06/hadis-lawyers-accept-nik-abduh-recording-is-genuine-after-all/

Then came this!

Hadi’s Lawyers Accept Nik Abduh Recording Is Genuine After All

Lawyers, acting for PAS president Hadi Awang in a legal case being waged in London against Sarawak Report, have now conceded that a controversial recording said to be of a senior PAS MP, Nik Abduh, is genuine.

Speaking in court yesterday barrister Jacob Dean confirmed that Hadi will not contest the authenticity of the recording, removing the need for expert forensic evidence to identify the speaker. Hadi’s lawyers further indicated that Nik Abduh and possibly others present at the time of the recording (thought to include Hadi’s son-in-law, Zaharuddin Muhammad), would be among the witnesses his client plans to call to give evidence at trial:

https://weehingthong.org/2016/08/08/pas-threatens-to-sue-sarawak-report/

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Malaysia: The World’s Biggest Heist 101 East

If you missed this on ASTRO Al Jazeera, here’s the link to watch on YouTube

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Al Jazeera English: Malaysia: The World’s Biggest Heist | 101 East.
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The Inquest into the Death of Fireman Muhammad Adib…

11 February 2019
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malaysiakini.com

malaysiakini.com @malaysiakini

Adib still in EMRS van during temple riots, inquest told

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:

Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was still in the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) vehicle he was assigned to when chaos erupted at the Seafield Sri Mahamariamman temple grounds last November.

Ahmad Shahril Othman, the third witness in the inquest to determine Adib’s cause of death, said he was behind the wheel of the van at the time of the incident.

Arwah (Adib) was (sitting) next to me. He was still communicating with me.

“We saw another officer exiting the fire truck to extinguish a fire… We said, ‘Hazim got out so quickly’,” he told the Coroner’s Court in Shah Alam.

Hazim was identified as one of the firefighters deployed from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department, who arrived on site at 1.12am to extinguish a burning car across from the temple.

“I saw that before he (Hazim) managed to take out the hose reel, he was attacked.

“After that, I did not see him anymore. I do not know where he went,” said Shahril, adding that the crowd had come from the front and both sides of the fire truck.
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Fire truck driver Md Eliza Mohd Noor, the inquest’s second witness, continued his testimony after the lunch break and confirmed that Hazim had exited the fire truck and attempted to take out the hose reel to put out the burning car.

Both vehicles eventually left the scene and headed towards the USJ8 police station.

Upon arrival, Eliza said he was alerted to Shahril informing his supervising officer that Adib was no longer in the EMRS van.

“We then tried to call Adib several times, but nobody picked up.

“After about 15 to 20 minutes, we received a call (on Adib’s phone) and the person told us that Adib is being taken to SJMC (Ramsay Sime Darby Subang Jaya Medical Centre),” said Eliza, adding that their team was immediately instructed to head to the hospital.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/463553

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malaysiakini.com @malaysiakini

Fire truck driver testifies he was ‘fearful’ of mob attack at temple riot

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:

The driver of a fire truck deployed to the riots near the Seafield Sri Mahamariamman temple in Subang Jaya last November told an inquest today that he had reversed the vehicle in a state of panic after being chased away by a mob of civilians.

Md Eliza Mohd Noor, the second witness in the inquest to determine firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s cause of death, said the mob chanted “Bomba pergi balik, jangan padam! (Fire Department go home, don’t put the fire out)” and subsequently hit his front mirror with bricks and helmets.

“They shouted it many times, and made the ‘shooing’ hand signal asking us to leave.

“After the windscreen cracked, I was scared. I immediately reversed the vehicle,” he to questions from the inquest coordinating officer, deputy public prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.

Eliza told the Shah Alam Coroners Court that he saw a man breaking away from the mob of about 50 people to knock the front mirror of the truck with a white pole, before bricks, helmets, and other unidentified objects were hurled towards it seconds later.

He said his team, comprising a supervising officer and five other personnel deployed from the Subang Jaya fire station to put out a burning car, arrived on site at 1.12am on Nov 27.

They were accompanied by the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van that medical officer Adib was travelling in.

When reversing the fire truck, Eliza said he was aware of the EMRS van’s position at its tail, and two other vehicles, including a Proton Exora taxi.

After backing up about 30m, he said he noticed through one his functioning mirrors a crowd who appeared to be shaking an object, which he assumed was the EMRS van.

“I saw around four or five people (behind the fire truck) who seemed to be shaking something.

“I continued to reverse until I saw that the back of the EMRS on my left side was slightly further ahead than the front of my truck.”

He added that the truck was about 80m away from its initial location, and that they left the scene shortly after reaching a junction.
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The inquest’s first witness, Mohd Nasir Rahman, earlier testified that his team was stationed to control traffic at a traffic light opposite the temple.

With a clear view of up to 100m, Nasir estimated that the crowd gathered at the temple grounds numbered between 3,000 and 5,000.

“At the time, together with my officer, I had instructed for the road in front of the temple to be closed, and diverted all traffic from Shah Alam to Puchong into the USJ toll.

“And from the other direction, we directed traffic to do a U-turn into the LDP,” he said.

Nasir also told the inquest that while he saw a crowd attacking the fire truck, his team was outnumbered, and due to safety considerations, he decided that they should remain on traffic control.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/463496

9 February 2019

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Lawyer: Evidence of doctors, witnesses key to what caused fireman Adib’s death

PETALING JAYA: The evidence of medical experts, including the pathologist, and possibly eyewitnesses, will be crucial for the coroner to return a verdict on the cause of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death, a lawyer said.

S N Nair said the coroner in Adib’s case could only declare that Adib had succumbed to misadventure (accidental death), homicide or return an open verdict.

“Suicide is out of the question because the firemen died after he was admitted and sought treatment in hospital,” he said.

Nair said the evidence of doctors and the pathologist was vital in determining the cause and circumstances leading to Adib’s death about three weeks after mob violence outside the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Seafield, USJ 25.

“The coroner’s task in delivering a verdict can be made easier if there were eye witnesses to the incident,” he told FMT in commenting on the inquest which many are looking forward to and which will begin in Shah Alam on Monday.

Adib, 24, was severely injured during the violence outside the temple premises in USJ 25. He had been part of the response team sent from the Subang Jaya fire and rescue station early on Nov 27.

He died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17.

About 30 witnesses, including six doctors, have been lined up to testify before coroner Rofiah Mohamad.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/02/09/lawyer-evidence-of-doctors-witnesses-key-to-what-caused-fireman-adibs-death/

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The RM90 million: The MACC investigates…

9 February 2019

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aruna @imfsea_aruna
PEMIMPIN PAS AKAN MASUK NERAKA JIKA BENAR MEREKA TERIMA RASUAH RM 90 JUTA DARI UMNO UNTUK PECA BELAHKAN PAKATAN RAKYAT SEBELUM PRU14.

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Menurut kenyataan SPRM “Turut dalam radar adalah pembelian nombor plat VIP oleh pemimpin-pemimpin ini “Dipercayai sekurang2nya dua pemimpin PAS membelanja hampir RM100,000 setiap seorang utk membeli nombor plat VIP ini,” katanya lagi. Sumber artikel m.malaysiakini.com/news/463197

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Commentators are having a field day denigrating PAS and its leaders over the RM90 million episode, and they could be in for a bumpy ride ahead. #pas #abdulawanghadi

A court settlement that opens the Pandora’s box
Commentators are having a field day denigrating PAS and its leaders over the RM90 million episode, and they could be in for a bumpy ride ahead.

freemalaysiatoday.com

A court settlement that opens Pandora’s box

Various parties have commented on the out-of-court settlement between PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown. We can expect more lively and loaded commentaries in the days ahead.

Rewcastle-Brown has since said she stands her ground. She explained that the article would remain online without any alteration.

Amanah leaders who were former leaders of PAS came out with guns blazing against Hadi and company. Mohamad Sabu issued an open invitation to unhappy PAS members to join Amanah. Khalid Samad said the settlement by Hadi was an open admission by PAS of Rewcastle-Brown’s allegations.

Hanipa Maidin questioned Hadi as to why he initiated the case in the first place. Raja Kamarul Bahrin said PAS supporters were the main losers for being duped into donating about RM3 million to defray legal costs.

Raja Bahrin also noted that there were now rumblings of discontent among PAS members in Terengganu over the volte-face by Hadi. Husam Musa and Mahfuz Omar, meanwhile, expressed regret that a party which had been built on the platform of Islamic ideals was now under severe disrepute.

In the meantime, a purported extract of the settlement, naming a number of PAS bigwigs as leading very luxurious lifestyles from ill-gotten proceeds, has gone viral on the internet over the last few days.

The New Straits Times reported that one of the leaders, a PAS ulama, had admitted that a Porsche car was indeed registered in his name but he claimed that it was not his.

A lawyer friend commented that it reminded him of the case of a lawyer who was the subject of a royal commission of inquiry. When showed a video of him making some incriminating statements, he nonchalantly replied, “It looks like me, sounds like me…”

A video clip of former PAS Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Aziz purportedly making incriminating confessions has also resurfaced. In the said video, Nik Abduh purportedly admits that PAS had been receiving financial assistance, and proudly claimed that PAS was clever and Umno was stupid in this matter.

Hadi’s video at a dialogue session apparently held in Kuala Terengganu early this year also went viral lately. In the video, Hadi purportedly said that if PAS were to withdraw the suit against Rewcastle-Brown, it would mean what she said was true.

Then there is also the bank-in-slip of RM1 million purportedly being remitted to Terengganu PAS officials and another RM1.5 million to the party’s state election committee in Terengganu to help in its general election campaign.

A Kadir Jasin, media adviser to the prime minister, said it was imperative that the authorities investigate the matter and bring it to a quick closure.

A few reports were also lodged with the police, and the MACC subsequently announced it was investigating the matter.

The niggling issues

If Hadi and company were expecting that the settlement would help bring about a quick and happy closure to the matter, they were very wrong about it. As wrong and unwise as they were when they initiated the libel suit in the first place.

Now instead of a quick closure to the case, the settlement has opened up Pandora’s box, with old and new evidence being uploaded at a fast and furious pace on to social media with much detriment to PAS.

Perhaps it would be more appropriate to say that the said settlement has opened up a can of worms for public viewing.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2019/02/09/a-court-settlement-that-opens-the-pandoras-box/

8 February 2019

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Report to MACC claims ‘RM90m for PAS’ used to buy BMW, Audi, Vellfire https://t.co/D7ZLDQioPI

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Several luxury vehicles and expensive properties were among the items listed as allegedly paid for by the RM90 million that PAS was accused of receiving from rival Umno.

A report by Malaysiakini quoting anonymous sources with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) claimed that a report lodged with the graftbusters had listed cars from marques and models such as BMW, Mini Cooper, Toyota Vellfire, Range Rover, Porsche Cayman, Audi Q7 and a BMW superbike.

“According to the report, several PAS leaders were accused of using these funds to acquire the cars and properties,” the source was quoted as saying.

“As for the properties, this includes a bungalow in Bangi worth RM3 million.”

The money als was allegedly used to buy vehicle registration plates at exorbitant prices.

Malay Mail cannot verify the information reported with the MACC at the time of writing.

The investigation comes after PAS announced it had settled its defamation suit against Clare Rewcastle-Brown who claimed the party had received money from Umno.

An audio recording featuring PAS central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz allegedly talking about the money surfaced as part of the evidence.

Nik Abduh was at the Kelantan MACC headquarters to give his statement over an allegation that several leaders of the Opposition party had received a total of RM90 million suspected to be money from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund.

Former PAS deputy president Datuk Nasharudin Mat Isa was also questioned today while former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa is expected to be called up next.

*A previous version of this story contained errors which have since been corrected.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/02/08/report-to-macc-claims-rm90m-for-pas-used-to-buy-bmw-audi-vellfire/1720975?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

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NAJIB 2B HAULED UP OVER RM90M PAS BRIBE IF MONEY FOUND TO HAVE COME FROM HIS SOURCES, WARNS MACC CHIEF https://t.co/PArPRJo2uy @nonvitaltooth @_chuad @skumar176 @lowelsielow54 @billtay25 @chongbeng @arifsetia20132d @eddydaud @GEanalyst @richardrichli @imfsea_aruna @kuabt

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JUST BEGINNING OF PAS DRAGNET: NASHA & NIK AZIZ’S SON ABDUH SUMMONED OVER RM90M BRIBE CLAIM https://t.co/1XtXkyKoxa @nonvitaltooth @_chuad @skumar176 @lowelsielow54 @billtay25 @chongbeng @arifsetia20132d @eddydaud @GEanalyst @CA4MSIA @richardrichli @imfsea_aruna @kuabt @ahkmlog

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Report: MACC to meet PAS MP, others over Umno’s RM90m payment #Malaysia

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Imam Kuda @napiez
Because the teacher probably could afford ONE 200k car by offering tuition services. But you seem to afford many cars and they’re beyond 200k each, which is unlikely on your TMB salary.
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Nik Amar: If a teacher can afford RM200k car, why can’t I afford a RM100k one? malaysiakini.com/news/463227

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Kelantan deputy menteri besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has dismissed allegations that he bought luxury cars using funds received from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak,

Instead, Mohd Amar said he has only bought cars that were within his means.

“The accusations at the High Court in London are 100 percent untrue and are more to hearsay. I have bought cars, but only those that are within my means.

“Can’t I buy a car between RM60,000 and RM100,000 when a teacher can afford to buy a RM200,000 car? Surely a deputy menteri besar buy a car priced more than RM100,000,” he was quoted as saying by Berita Harian today.

He said this when asked about claims he had bought luxury vehicles such as a Range Rover, an Audi A6 and Toyota Vellfire among others.

He, however, declined to comment further on the matter. “I can’t comment further. I’ve been advised by my lawyer to not say anything more on this matter.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/463192

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Taman Rimba Kiara could bite Tengku Adnan where it hurts…

6 February 2019

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Malaysia Chronicle @MsiaChronicle

THE ‘BIG ONE’ COMES FOR KU NAN: MACC OPENS PROBE ON TAMAN RIMBA KIARA PROJECT

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ANTI-GRAFT investigators are looking into allegations of corruption in the redevelopment of Taman Rimba Kiara into luxury apartments, which has led to outrage among residents of the leafy city suburb sitting on the edge of the park.

For months, residents in the affluent neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail have urged the authorities to step in, citing foul play after it was revealed that the apartment blocks were to be built on land marked as public space.

A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission source told The Malaysian Insight that the commission has started investigations and will call those linked to the development.

They include former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, the developer and City Hall officials.

“I do not want to name anyone. But I just want to say that investigation papers have been opened,”   the source said.

“All parties who are involved will be called in to have their statements recorded.”

On Sunday, residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail questioned why no action had taken against Tengku Adnan despite evidence showing that he had a conflict of interest when he approved the project.

Save Taman Rimba Kiara (STRK) coordinator Leon Koay said even the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) had highlighted Tengku Adnan’s conflict of interest in the project that was approved in 2017 amid irregularities.

“What are Pakatan Harapan and the Federal Territories Ministry doing about Ku Nan?” he said, referring to Tengku Adnan by the former minister’s nickname.

“Isn’t (there enough) to show a conflict of interest (in order to take action). What is happening?”    

As the former minister, Tengku Adnan had oversight of Kuala Lumpur City Hall and was also chairman of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP).

Under him, the land title for Taman Rimba Kiara, which was public land, was transferred to YWP, which then entered into a joint venture with developer Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd to build eight blocks of 42- to 54-storey apartments and one 29-storey block of affordable housing.

City Hall gave the project the green light to proceed in July 2017 despite strong objections from TTDI residents.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=155771

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EdgeProp Malaysia

EdgeProp Malaysia @myedgeprop

MACC has started investigations on Taman Rimba Kiara, says report

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): It looks like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (pictured) has already started a probe on the redevelopment of Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) by the previous administration.

A source has told The Malaysian Insight that: “I do not want to name anyone. But I just want to say that investigation papers have been opened.

“All parties who are involved will be called in to have their statements recorded.”

There was a strong call by the residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) over the weekend for action against former FT minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor over his involvement in the planned development of TRK.

“What are PH (Pakatan Harapan) and the Federal Territories Ministry doing about Ku Nan?

“Isn’t (there enough) to show a conflict of interest (in order to take action). What is happening?” Save Taman Rimba Kiara (STRK) coordinator Leon Koay told the news portal.

https://www.edgeprop.my/content/1470243/macc-has-started-investigations-taman-rimba-kiara-says-report?fbclid=IwAR36bKn8hAhtkHCEU7vNO5eA4kYkHPot3AW5qDgWlw3R604Er6AbEQh0bHY

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MACC opens probe papers on Taman Rimba Kiara https://t.co/ZYDCh4rnLB @nonvitaltooth @_chuad @skumar176 @lowelsielow54 @billtay25 @chongbeng @arifsetia20132d @eddydaud @GEanalyst @CA4MSIA @richardrichli @imfsea_aruna @kuabt @ahkmlog @twt_stupid @zulnine09

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SPRM SIASAT KU NAN, SEMUA TERLIBAT PROJEK TAMAN RIMBA KIARA https://t.co/oePIBYmAJO

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Yes pls I am also wondering when is Ku Nan’s turn to be probed by MACC especially on Taman Rimba Kiara. https://t.co/oswgG0BZkb

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Scandal in Perak: 2 ‘Datuks’ behind RM2 firm allegedly awarded Perak forestry deal…

15 February 2019

Malay Mail @malaymail
Timber board denies role in development project in forest reserves

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IPOH, Feb 15 — The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has denied it is involved in a 400-hectare forest farm development project at Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta Forest Reserves. Its chairman…

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Timber board denies role in development project in forest reserves

IPOH, Feb 15 — The Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has denied it is involved in a 400-hectare forest farm development project at Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta Forest Reserves.

Its chairman Wong Tack said the approval was given by the Perak state government and not by MTIB nor its subsidiary Forest Plantation Development Sdn Bhd (FFDSB).

“The management of the company (which obtained the concession) has no ties with MTIB and to date, it has yet to contact MTIB on its plans to cooperate on forest farming,” he said.

In a statement here today, Wong said to apply for loans under MTIB, companies or government agencies must follow strict rules.

“The development must be conducted on state or private land and not in forest reserves unless it is alloted for forest farming for Peninsular Malaysia, Licensed for Planted (LPF) in Sarawak and areas zone as Industrial Tree Plantation in Sabah,” he added.

Wong said companies and government agencies which applied for the development also need to fulfil technical requirements such as environment impact assessment, forest management plan, environment management plan, and wildlife management plan.

“The areas for farming must not be in the Central Forest Spine in Peninsular and heart of Borneo in Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.

“As such, MTIB and FFDSB deny that there is an agreement between MTIB and the company,” he added.

Malay Mail previously reported Mentri Besar Datuk Sri Ahmad Faizal Azumu as saying that the company which had applied for the forest farming development had been screened by the Forestry Department.

Ahmad Faizal said the company would be cooperating with MTIB to develop the 400ha of land, which was identified as secondary forest.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/02/15/timber-board-denies-role-in-development-project-in-forest-reserves/1723438?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=twitter

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2 ‘Datuks’ behind RM2 firm allegedly awarded Perak forestry deal

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PETALING JAYA: Two men with a “Datuk” title are the directors of a RM2 company allegedly awarded a project to develop 400ha of forest reserves in Perak.

This was revealed in checks by FMT on the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) documents after a DAP MP lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the matter.

Earlier today, Kampar MP Thomas Su told FMT that the state government should clarify a letter which went viral recently.

Su said that according to the letter, the company was awarded the concession by the Perak Forest Resources Committee in December.

This was a mere five months after it was formed with a paid-up capital of only RM2 following the 14th general election, he said.

The company’s concession is allegedly for the development of 400ha of forests for plantations in the Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta reserves.

“How is it that this RM2 company can receive this concession for 50 years?” Su asked, adding that the letter did not go into detail about what the company is allowed to do in its development.

“The menteri besar (Ahmad Faizal Azumu) was asked about this and he said he needs time to verify it, that is why I want MACC to investigate.”

Bernama had reported Faizal as saying that he needed to check the veracity of the letter issued by the Perak Forestry Department.

FMT has also contacted Faizal for comment and is awaiting a response.

Su said that before lodging the report, one of his officers had sought answers from the department but was unsuccessful.

It was learnt that the company was set up on July 26, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur although its business address is in Taiping.

According to the SSM documents, the company’s nature of business is “growing of plants for planting, commodity brokers and dealers, and wholesale of a variety of goods without any particular specialisation”.
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A source told FMT that a state executive councillor from a Pakatan Harapan coalition party was allegedly involved in the deal to award the concession.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/02/11/2-datuks-behind-rm2-firm-allegedly-awarded-perak-forestry-deal/

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Malay Mail @malaymail

DAP MP: Why was Perak forest reserve given to company formed just after GE14?

IPOH, Feb 11 — The Perak government must explain the reason why it awarded a 400-hectare land concession to a newly-formed private company with a paid-up capital of just RM2, DAP’s Thomas Su said today.

The private company is understood to have been awarded concession of two forest reserves, namely Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta.

The Kampar MP questioned how a company with a paid up capital of RM2 could be given a 400-hectare concession just approximately five months after it was set up.

“The company was established on July 26 after the 14th general election and it was given a total of 400 hectare land for forest farm development (pembangunan ladang hutan) on December 14 at Kledang Saiong and Bukit Kinta Forest Reserve,” he said today after lodging a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the matter.

Su said he was tipped off on the matter after the approval letter from the Perak Forestry Department became viral on social media.

“This is wrong as the Mentri Besar had said the Pakatan Harapan government would suspend all logging activities but now this is happening,” he said, questioning how a five-month-old company with no profile record obtain 400 hectare land in the forest.

“We want to know why the company was chosen and why not other companies,” he added, noting that if forest reserves are constantly being degazetted, Perak would end up with no more forest reserves.

Su also said after the approval letter became viral online, he received calls from farmers in his constituency who had been working on state land.

“They have been working on the land for generations and applications for land being rejected but a five-month-old company can easily obtain land,” he said.

As the new government, Su said the Perak Pakatan Harapan government should not follow the Barisan Nasional practice of giving out land indiscriminately.

“Even if it was degazetted during BN time, the current government can gazette it back,” he said, urging the Mentri Besar to cancel the approval immediately.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/02/11/dap-mp-why-was-perak-forest-reserve-given-to-company-formed-just-after-ge14/1721792#.XGFMyfSNYbE.twitter

6 February 2019

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Eric Paulsen @EricPaulsen101

Regardless of threats or no threats, the point is, the PH govt is supposed to protect the rights of the Orang Asli rather than timber tycoons, the PH govt is supposed to be different in #MalaysiaBaharu

 

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malaysiakini.com @malaysiakini

Police, Perak Forestry Dept deny Orang Asli threatened over blockade

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Police and the Perak Forestry Department have denied claims that the Orang Asli community in Kampung Tasik Cunex, Gerik were threatened after setting up a blockade to fend of loggers.

Acting Perak police chief Razarudin Abd Husain @ Abd Rasid said that no threats were found to have been made after looking into reports lodged by both the Orang Asli and the logging company involved.

“I confirm that there is a report (by the Orang Asli), but there were no threats to kill them or harm them.

“(The loggers) said that if (the Orang Asli) did not let them through, they would find other options… maybe the Orang Asli believed this to means they would be killed,” he told Malaysiakini.

According to Razarudin, this other option meant the loggers would find different means to remove the felled trees.

It was reported earlier today that the Orang Asli from Kampung Tasik Cunex had set up blockades to prevent loggers from encroaching onto their customary land.

A police report lodged by a tok batin (village chief) claimed that the villagers were subsequently met with threats from the logging company and the Perak Forestry Department.

Razarudin said that the case will not be investigated further after taking a statement from the company, but added that police will ensure that the situation remains peaceful.

Allegation denied

Separately, Perak Forest Department director Mohamed Zin Yusop also denied that any threats were made, saying that an officer had merely met with the villagers to brief them on nearby logging activities.

“We strongly deny allegations that there were any threats to the Kampung Tasik Cunex Orang Asli throughout the briefing session.

“Throughout dealing with the community’s rejections, the state Forestry Department has never made any threats or used force on anyone,” he said in a statement today.

However, Zin said the department was willing to cooperate with police in any investigations.

He added that the logging activities near Kampung Tasik Cunex do not encroach onto customary land, and that any trees felled were in accordance to “selective logging” procedures – where only trees that have been tagged are cut down.

Zin also refuted claims that logging in the area is uncontrolled, pointing out that it is in accordance with the annual National Land Council ration that allows for 7,744ha to be felled each year.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/462988

FMT News @fmtoday
The villagers of Kampung Tasik Cunex claim a logging company and the Forestry Department are threatening them for protesting against the logging activity. #perak #orangasli

Perak govt has encroached onto our land, claim Orang Asli

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PETALING JAYA: The Orang Asli community in Grik today claimed that the Perak government has encroached onto their land to carry out logging, barely a month after Putrajaya sued the Kelantan government for a similar alleged infraction.

Villagers from Kampung Tasik Cunex Grik have set up a blockade to prevent lorries from ferrying felled timber from entering the area.

On Feb 1, they lodged a police report on the matter.

They also claim the logging company and the Perak Forestry Department are threatening them.

Villagers claim the logging company brought in some machinery on Dec 19 last year and damaged pipes that supplied water to some 50 villagers in the Tasik Cunex area.

In early January, they said, they complained to the state government and the menteri besar about the matter only for it to fall on deaf ears.

A representative of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said when the illegal logging began, they ramped up their protest.

“We protested, and when we were ignored, we set up a blockade.

“On Jan 31, a spokesperson for the logging company and a representative of the Perak Forestry Department said they will not hesitate to employ rough tactics if we prevent them from logging,” the spokesperson told FMT.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/02/06/perak-govt-has-encroached-onto-our-land-claim-orang-asli/

malaysiakini.com @malaysiakini

Report: Orang Asli accuse Perak Harapan gov’t of logging native land

Malaysiakini | Published: Today 4:45 pm

The Orang Asli community in Gerik are reportedly at loggerheads with the Perak government, whom they accuse of encroaching onto their customary land for logging.

This comes amid a push by the Harapan federal government to sue the PAS-led Kelantan government for the same alleged transgression against the Orang Asli in Gua Musang.

A Feb 1 police report filed by Kampung Tasik Cunex tok batin (village chief) on the matter was revealed by Free Malaysia Today today. The tok batin‘s name was redacted.

According to the police report, logging activities were carried out without their knowledge or approval. When their protests allegedly went unheard, the community then set up blockades.

The tok batin claimed that on Jan 30, representatives of the logging company involved, as well as the Perak Forestry Department, had warned the villagers that the logging would continue and that those who resist would be dealt with by force.

FMT cited an Orang Asli representative who declined to be named as saying that a police report had also been filed earlier on Jan 27. The logging is allegedly taking place over 80ha, encompassing the customary land of the Kampung Tasik Cunex Orang Asli.

Malaysiakini is attempting to contact the Perak state government and Putrajaya for comment.

‘Don’t just sue Kelantan’

Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia (Peka) president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil…said the Harapan federal government should take action against the Perak government if the claims are true.

“Perak is under Harapan. Don’t just sue Kelantan. Sue Perak too, which is destroying the lives of Orang Asli there,” she was quoted as saying by FMT.

Peka is helping the Kampung Tasik Cunex Orang Asli obtain legal representation.

On Jan 18, it was announced that Putrajaya was initiating legal proceedings on behalf of the Gua Musang Orang Asli against the Kelantan state government.

Last month, the Pakatan Harapan government announced that it was initiating legal proceedings on behalf of the Gua Musang Orang Asli against the Kelantan government.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/462972

 

 

 

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Lim Kit Siang and Wee Ka Siong on working with PAS…

6 February 2019

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malaysiakini.com @malaysiakini

DAP never worked with ‘this’ PAS, Kit Siang tells MCA

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MCA president Wee Ka Siong’s comparison of BN’s recent camaraderie with PAS to DAP once working with the Islamist party has made Lim Kit Siang see red.

As the DAP adviser pointed out, the PAS of today is not the same as the party in the now-defunct opposition coalitions Barisan Alternatif and Pakatan Rakyat.

“Wee is a poor student of history, as DAP had never worked with a PAS leadership which advocated such a toxic and vicious brand of politics, aimed at sowing suspicion, distrust and hatred among races and religions – which is not building a nation, but destroying the very social fabric of Malaysia.

“This was not the PAS which DAP worked with when we formed Barisan Alternatif in 1999 until 2001, and Pakatan Rakyat from 2008 to 2015.

“DAP will work with a political Islam that recognises Malaysia as a plural society, and believes that Malaysia’s greatness comes from the leveraging of the assets and best qualities from the diverse races, religions, languages and civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia,” he said in a statement today.

Yesterday, Wee defended the cooperation between BN and PAS in recent by-elections, saying it was common for opposition parties to work together.

‘Wee will never understand’

PAS and DAP were both members of Pakatan before the bloc fell apart in 2015 amid differences over the hudud issue.

PAS splinter party Amanah later joined Pakatan Harapan.

In his statement, Lim further pointed out that Wee would have lost his deposit in his constituency of Ayer Hitam if voters there had adhered to PAS’ advice for Muslims to vote for Muslim leaders.

He was referring to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang warning last month that Muslims would “end up in hell” if they were not led by leaders from the faith.

“In the Ayer Hitam parliamentary constituency in the 14th general election, Wee won 17,076 votes… The third candidate from PAS, Mardi Marwan, won 4,975 votes.

“If Muslims only voted for Muslim candidates, as is now Hadi’s stand, claiming that a corrupt and decadent Muslim leader is any time better than a clean and honest non- Wee’s statement on BN-PAS cooperation in last month’s Cameron Highlands and the coming Semenyih polls highlighted his “hypocrisy,” and failure to understand that “sustainable politics must be based on principles, not on sheer opportunism.”

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/462992

FMT News @fmtoday

Nothing wrong in Umno-PAS by-election pact, says MCA

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) today said there is nothing wrong with Umno and PAS cooperating to defeat a common rival in the upcoming Semenyih by-election.

MCA president Wee Ka Siong said there was a difference between solidarity within the opposition and a merger involving the parties.

“For instance, if a party wants to fight corruption, I can’t say we have a different ideology. This is a common value that all of us must uphold.

“Even in the past, the opposition used to accept collaboration and cooperation. I don’t see the difference when in the past, DAP and PAS worked very well together,” he said at the MCA’s Chinese New Year open house at Wisma MCA.

Now, he said, Umno and PAS were keen to work with one another without merging into a single party.

“If I want to go for one constituency, the other party says it will not contest the election there to avoid a three-cornered fight,” he said.

Citing examples from 2008 and 2013, Wee said PAS did not contest in DAP areas. “The two parties decided to have a single candidate. What’s wrong with that?” he asked.

In October, MCA had said it would not hesitate to cut ties with Umno if the latter proceeded to partner with PAS without prior discussions with Barisan Nasional component parties.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/02/05/nothing-wrong-in-umno-pas-by-election-pact-says-mca/

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