“This is A Significant Date..April 15th Empress Dowagers”

The UMNO elections,President of UMNO,by elections would be done, over and dusted but April 15th seems to be a rather significant date. Malaysians would be wondering whether that will be the day when PM Abdullah officially hands over the reins. Could it be so obvious and clear cut now?

What got me wondering is this firstly,”Fuel Price cash rebate extended to April14th.” The claim period was supposed to end on March 31 but the Government has agreed to extend it for an additional two weeks, Pos Malaysia said.  

Secondly,Tun Mahathir spoke on the possibility of a “motion of confidence” be tabled in Parliament to have Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi remained as the Prime Minister. It’s a possibility; it’s not against the law. The law provides that to be the prime minister, you must have the support of the majority in Parliament but it does not say from which party.

Thirdly,Ali Rustam and Taib would play major starring roles in the coming weeks and its PAYBACK TIME according to some political analysts. Its not so much 007 “From Russia with Love” but Badawi’s,”Malaysia with love”.

Abdullah has been saddened by events happening in which it seems not all his men are only being targetted but also the opening of an old wound and spat between Mahathir and himself which does not want to go away.

Events moved so fast when Abdullah was out of the country in Brunei and in Indonesia. This will have hurt him more as speculations are such that Mahathir is going on an overdrive and wants to remove Abdullah soonest.

Najib must know what happened to Anwar when he was about to ascend the PM throne. He needs no reminding and he will be overly cautious. Nothing will escape him but it seems a number of Empress Dowagers will bite back at Najib.

Who then are the Empress Dowagers who will stop Najib at all costs? Take your pick and even Najib could not have seen it coming. An hour in politics is a long time and the scheming behind by the Empress Dowagers who has incredible influences cannot be discounted. There have 3 weeks to weild their swords and for all we know its already in place.

Unless Najib is sworn in as the PM in an official ceremony then he is safe. If not,the waiting game will be just like what Mahathir had said“Abdullah Badawi has to go . . . He’s the most despised man in the country. He’s not just a lame duck but a dead horse.”

Mahathir knows that legally the current prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could continue serving his term until the next general election if he wanted to. So he is pushing Najib and also Muhyddin but also aggravating not only Ali Rustam but also Muhd Mohammad Taib with his overzealous comments.  

We say as always,”  Could Najib be caught with his PANTS down? No wonder Anwar was grinning and smiling when he left after the lunch meeting Pak Lah.The Empress Dowagers are at their deadliest when their backs are up the wall. Interesting…???

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Oouch..Suspension Charges Belted Out..?”

A month and a week ago I wrote on CHAP GOH MEI“ in which I mentioned “It was a Monday full of “twists and turns”in Malaysia. I remembered Boomtown Rats song in July 1979 when I was in England doing my ‘A’ levels” I Don’t Like Mondays” was a UK number one single.

Today, Parliament and UMNO has taken the limelight and both these issues are on everyones lips be it in Malaysia or in the International  arena. So who loves and who doesn’t like Mondays? Any offers….

It all started in Parliament and this is extracted from Malaysiakini,”Minister in the PM’s department Nazri Abdul Aziz’s motion to suspend Puchong member of Parliament Gobind Singh for 12 months was passed in Parliament today.

Even when Lim Kit Siang mentioned that a seven-day notice should have been issued before it is debated it was rebutted flatly by the Speaker of the House, Pandikar Amin Mulia. He said,”it should be debated now since ‘Parliament is no longer like a first-world Parliament anymore’

So Gobinds day took a turn for the worse as This Monday is a Monday that he does not particular like or fond of. Gobind is suspended with immediate effect, without salary, allowances and perks. Gobind must have gone to a place where no one would hear him shouting and singing to the tune of Boomtown Rats,” I Don’t Like Mondays”

It seems that just as Gobind has finished singing his song we were also alerted by an sms. “Check out Malaysiakini“. Wow !! Could this be happening to UMNO?  Yesterday we read about “Mr.Likeable” in the NST and the interview.

Today some one must have made it a Monday where he will also sing,”  I Don’t Like Mondays” Its only speculations and we would not know whats coming until it happens. But its like a BRICK ON THE FACE on this Monday for anyone suspected of money politics which may or may not lead to an immediate suspension which very much depends on the findings.

Malaysiakini extracts,”All eyes are on the Umno disciplinary committee meeting tomorrow following widespread rumours that a senior party leader, who is slated to contest in the upcoming Umno polls, could be suspended for money politics.In Umno circles, the name of the particular leader, who is known among the delegates as ‘Mr Likeable’, has also been openly mentioned.

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We say as always,”  Pretty sure Gobind will be belting out Boomtown Rats I Don’t Like Mondays but the UMNO aspirants will be hoping that the sms alerts  flying around will be just mere rumours on this Monday. Oouch it will hurt someone..!!!

BN Perception “2 Good starts 1 False start”

Every picture tells a story and an emeritus professor was quick to point out to Joey of audie61. He said,” you just look at these pictures,compare them and tell me what’s wrong.” We have written earlier on this subject and we are not going to ‘Kutuk,Kutuk ,Kutuk” again. Judge for yourselves and you will be uttering the words,”Correct,correct,correct” Hmmm..Isn’t Politics about Perception..???

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Datuk Seri Najib Razak introducing Ismail Safian (second from left) as the BN candidate for the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat yesterday. From left are Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Trong state assemblyman Datuk Rosli Husin and Bukit Gantang Umno deputy chief Kamarulail Sulaiman

najib2 Datuk Seri Najib Razak and MIC vice-president Datuk S. Veerasingam with BN’s candidate for Bukit Selambau, Datuk S. Ganesan, in Sungai Petani yesterday

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Parti Rakyat Sarawak president Datuk Seri James Masing holding a photograph of Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, the Barisan Nasional candidate for Batang Ai.

It seems that “Nearly…all Hell Broke Loose” as the Sarawak tabloids,also the internet portals and blogs are cashing on this subject.”

Malaysiakini portal played this up,”The ailing chief minister, in a huff, refused to announce the name at a press conference and stalked out after reminding Masing starkly that BN chief and outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had yet to endorse his candidate.

We say as always,”  Every picture tells a story and you will have your say. At audie61 Joey said we have had enough phonecalls to satisfy Maxis ,Celcom and Digi for todays profits. 

N29…”Is he ,or is he Not..??

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Yesterday we posted this article BN-PRS candidate is confirmed by PRS President to the Press and media as Malcolm Mussen Lamoh.

Malaysiakini also disputed on the claims as who announced it and whether its PRS President or the CM Pehin Taib. Todays Sarawak Tabloids are full of it and this English Tabloid headlined has,”MUSSEN Likely BN man for Batang Ai.” This part of the statement  is the ‘One ” which many political analysts says is the killer and most poisonous words.

CM Taib said,”We have unanimously endorsed the PRS candidate.As a normal procedure,I will be putting up the name for approval by the PM Abdullah.The PM will probably do so in the next two days. However,Taib withheld the name of the candidate. Neverthless,PRS President James Masing later revealed the candidate’s name to the press.

In another related matter to this the PM when questioned by reporters in Penang he said,’If Sarawak BN,wishes to get confirmation or endorsement from me as the BN Chairman,I have not officially received the proposed name.”

Well,well,well it seems that something is not correct,correct,correct here. A lecturer friend of mine said,” Siapa itu yang lawan BN towkay..?” Now it puts Mussen as the pawn in a bigger picture “Is he, or is he not…??”

There has been speculations that PRS President made a wrong turn and thats why PM says he has not been officially told.” He is still after all the PM and the protocol line is breached. Political intriques..?? 

We say as always,”  We live in interesting times. There must be a Twist in the Tail..!!Anwar will have something to say on this..Watch this space………..

“The Bait..!! Anwar or Abdullah or…..??”

4 eyes meeting between PM Abdullah and Anwar (opposition leader) for 20 minutes will surely make hairs stand on ends and the spin doctors working overtime. Jeng.! Jeng.! Jeng.!

The phones between political leaders some within the same political divide and exchanges between different divide  is,” Now our friend “N” is being hooked on the line.” 

Obviously to those allied to” N ” its seems that this political lunch and rare meeting at a function in Hulu Langat was all planned by PM Abdullah. Or is it..? We wouldn’t know would we..? Dare to make an assumption..? ” N ” boys are running helter skelter wanting ONLY VALID REASONS. Do you have them..?? 

According to informed sources, both leaders were invited by Al-Fadhil Tuan Guru Syeikh Mahmud Al-Majzubdi (better known as Tok Ayah) for the Maulud Rasul celebrations. 

Anwar said in the report in Malaysiakini that people should not read too much about their meeeting.There have been too many assumptions and interpretations regarding our presence at the event.”

An emeritus professor said there must be some sort of agreement being reached somewhere along the line.Just taking a leaf out of ex-PM Tun Mahathir book he knows that when he was in office there was hardly anyone within UMNO who dared to cross the line.

PM Abdullah hinted that he had a core of loyal supporters within the party who would keep Najib in check. Is history about to be repeated..? The day of reckoning for Abdullah is soon and he might just do the about turn in which Tun Mahathir fears the mosts.  Who then is the “BAIT” for..??

We say as always,”  Nothing is too late for PM just yet..He holds the cards still close to his chests. Its not over till the baton is passed over.That is the RULE of DEMOCRACY 

Related source: – http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/99947

“Stop Political Bickering..Oh Yea..!!”

audie61 has over the last eight months been preaching on the need for both sides to face reality.”The GE 308 is long gone and lets get down to run the country.BN the government without 2/3majority and Pakatan as the opposition” STOP POLITICAL BICKERING AN GET ON WITH IT..WITH WHAT..??

Of course, all the elected representatives have taken their oath of office and are given the mandate by the people to serve as their representative and voice out the concerns in their constituencies. To those who have been given the tasks to run the country or state they have just got to get on with it.

We dont need a prophet of doom to tell us that the world crisis of unemployment,falling markets and with that crime figures will be increasing and it will affect Malaysia. It’s right at Malaysia’s door step and this was also discussed after we attended the late YB Dublins funeral before we went our separate ways.

The conversation included an emeritus professor and a number of journalists from the Eastern Times,Borneo Posts and Sin Chew. Crime rates has indeed sky rocketed and whats more the Malaysian political scene is laughable and a joke as comparable to other countries. Will this unhealthy political trend stop asks the professor? When and how will it stop?

The journalists would not be drawn into this rather touchy political question. Somewhat surprising was then a journalists took out the ‘Star” Wow! Were we amazed at how the timing is?  If i may I copy and  reposts from this internet portal. 

Consultant Anas Zubedy shelled out more than RM36,000 for his advertisement yesterday in The Star, the country’s biggest-selling English-language newspaper.

In the ad, he spoke of the challenges faced by his 20 staff, their fears for the future — and how the country’s leaders seem oblivious to the anxiety that he feels is gripping the nation.

“Whether (the governing) Barisan Nasional or (opposition) Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leads is meaningless . . . if Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table,” he wrote.

“Pakatan Rakyat, please stop your attempts to take over the federal government and just let go. The nation can wait until the next general election if they want change.

“Barisan Nasional, please stop any attempts to take over PR states and win over PR lawmakers. You have proved your point with Perak. The nation can wait for the next general election if they want your party.”

Anas called on politicians from all sides to “get together and compromise”, telling them: “Someone has to give in. Take the nation to heart. That’s why you are in politics in the first place. Focus on the people. Focus on the economy.”

Believe it or not the Chairman of Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) Tiong King Sing also said something similar. He said,”The BNBCC wants harmony and there to be political stability.

This is because only through political stability can only the country move forward and the current economic turmoil be stabilised. “Our duty is to raise issues and rectify the problems.”

BLOGGERS  whoever we support BN or Pakatan can also do likewise. This country Malaysia is ours and we do not want it to fall so far behind the others in the region. Malaysiakini  of Malaysiatoday internet portal can do their part in this too by even getting a polls survey.

There are some within the BN and Pakatan politicians will feel that their relevancy will diminished if they stop politiking. They say mosts Malaysian Politicians cannot do without Perceptions,creating headlines as they want to stay RELEVANT. That is the greatest folly. 

If our leaders continue to stray away from their main objectives in pushing MALAYSIA FORWARD we can and we will have the right to TELL THEM to look themselves in the mirror. WHO ARE THEY WITHOUT MALAYSIA..??? Enough is enough and lets put this country of ours back in its righful place.

We know that the country will be facing three by elections in the 2 bukit and 1 batang constituency but its not an excuse to forget about Malaysia’s economy and the unemployment problems.

 We say as always,” Bloggers lets unite and tell our leaders that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OF BICKERING” and look into Malaysia and the PEOPLES  needs immediatedly. The people are united on this FRONT  

Related source: ‘YBs and MPs are Rakyats servants” https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/ybs-and-mps-are-rakyats-servants-malaysaikini/

“Trust Tun M…Makes sense..witty..!!”

When Tun M’s latest  article first appeared in the internet portal we down loaded and also printed a few copies. One of the notable remarks especially this from a former District officer,” Tun M is really worried that Najib is not cut out to be the PM and he has too many skeletons to coverup and he is also falling on bended knees to PM Abdullah.

Could this just be  a perfect foil by Abdullah on Najib.? Also as long as he doesn’t attack PKR thats good enough for me says the former D.O.  

The wittyness shown by Grand Old man of Malaysian politics  especially in the Perak affair must have made many political analysts squirming with excitement and punching the air in delight,”Yea,that’s it .”

 Even a political secretary said,”Tun M is expecting some fireworks coming and he unleashes another salvo to tell Abdullah not to forget to look over his shoulders that he(Tun M) is still around.He is watching and will not let his guard down on his attacks at Abdullah.

This is from his latest blog which the internet portal extracted,”Dr Mahathir poured scorn on PM Abdullah’s suggestion for Zambry to lodge a police report against Speaker V Sivakumar over the suspension of the Perak MB and his entire state executive council.

“If the decision of the Speaker can be considered a crime, then what will happen when the Parliamentary Speaker suspends opposition members for whatever reasons?

“And this happens frequently. Will opposition members lodge police reports? If they can, then can we consider the police to have powers over the Parliamentary Speaker?”

The former PM also commented on Zambry’s statement that he would attend the state assembly sitting despite the suspension.He said that under the legislature’s standing orders, the Speaker can direct officers of the assembly to remove Zambry.

“Also, where will Zambry sit? What if Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin sits in the mentri besar’s chair? Will the Speaker ask his officers to force Nizar to vacate the chair?“Let us all as citizens watch what happens next.”

We say as always,”In his little corner of his room Tun M must be rubbing his hands together for saying the RIGHT THING which many agree with him for ONCE.Or is it..? Usually one would say,enough Tun you had your DAY but today none of those words were heard and uttered.