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21
Jul
16

US Attorney General announced action to recover assets from corruption involving 1MDB – Video


Published on Jul 20, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than $1 billion in assets associated with an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. Today’s complaints represent the largest single action ever brought under the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. Attorney General Lynch was joined in the announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker of the Central District of California, FBI Deputy Director Andrew G. McCabe and Chief Richard Weber of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI).

28
Sep
15

Documentary: A Fractured Nation – Malaysia At The Crossroads

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(INSIGHT: Malaysia At The Crossroads)

Race card won’t work in crumbling economy, analysts say in ‘fractured Malaysia’ show

Umno may use the race card to shore up support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but this will not work in the long run if the ruling party fails to address real issues of poor governance, alleged corruption and the economy, political observers said in a television documentary by Singapore’s Channel News Asia (CNA) last night.

Speaking on the “Insight” in a documentary titled “A fractured nation”, three observers said the race card was being used because it offered Najib assurance that he still had support, even as the embattled prime minister and Umno president continued to face scrutiny over his governance and alleged scandals.

But Dr Maszlee Malik of the International Islamic University of Malaysia said the race card would not last long because people would have to start thinking about their survival when the economy started “crumbling”.

“(It’s) the people around (Najib) who play the racial card in order to continue their survival. But it won’t last long. At the end of the day, when the economy is crumbling, they will start to think about survival,” the assistant professor said in the 30-minute documentary.

Singaporean analyst Dr Ooi Kee Beng took the view that the race card was a “standard” feature in Malaysian politics, and that it was “always on the table” for politicians to use.

“The race card is the main card. That card is always on the table.

“But we’re at the point in history where the Malays are the majority and where economics is concerned, they control the government-linked companies (GLCs), control the government and Parliament… so the argument that they are under threat doesn’t hold water.”

Ooi, who is deputy director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Yusof Ishak Institute, said more people want Putrajaya to focus on good governance instead of harping on racial rights.

CNA in its commentary said “ultranationalist” Malays who participated in the “red shirt” rally on September 16 “would like to think” that Malaysia’s problems were about race, but noted that a “great number of urban people form the middle class, as well as non-Malays, know (the) current discourse has more to do with poor governance, corruption and increasing authoritarianism”.

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Race card won’t work in crumbling economy, analysts say in ‘fractured Malaysia’ show
25 September 2015 – TMI

31
Aug
13

Hidup Bersama – A. Samad Said (Video)

06
Apr
13

GE13 – Writing on the wall

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History notes that once a dictator is forced out of office he is likely to leave a trail of chaos and anarchy.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his 22-year tenure as the fourth prime minister of Malaysia had undoubtedly brought development to the country, but his reign was seriously tainted with wrongdoings that brought many misfortunes upon the people.

In the Umno party elections in 1988, Mahathir resorted to unlawful tactics to win the presidency.

The cheating led to the party being declared an unlawful society by the court and subsequently was deregistered.

The Mahathir team wasted no time and immediately registered a new Umno party.

Legally speaking, the present Umno is a different political party and its philosophy and spirit different from the original Umno founded by our founding fathers in 1946.

But Mahathir despised the old Umno and what it stood for: independence and a democratic system of governance founded on the principles of justice and liberty. As such, he was callous to what happened to the 1946 party.

The new Umno stood for his aspiration, development at any cost and material pursuits. He used Umno Baru and the government machinery as his own personal MPV (multipurpose vehicle).

In the aftermath of the 2004 general election, Mahathir resigned from Umno in protest against the then premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi whom he blamed for the Umno-BN debacle in the polls.

He even called for the party’s top brass to leave the party.

These records proved that Mahathir was not bothered about what would happen to Umno but rather what would happen to him if Umno went bust.

He later – purely for vested interest and in view of the unravelling political uncertainties in the country – rejoined Umno.

Even his so-called Vision 2020 acts as a camouflage for his own personal fulfilment vision.

Writing on the wall

In this article, I urge the people to reject Mahathir in his attempts to derail the general election.

There are generally two types of dictators.

The first is the one who oppresses his own people and usurps their rights and wealth directly from them to enrich himself and his gang. This will lead to violent responses leading to the overthrow of the dictator and his successors would expose his misdeeds and take remedial steps to improve the system of government.

The second and milder version – which fits Mahathir – is the one who suppresses his own people but siphons off the wealth of the government through the monopoly of public projects to enrich himself and his gang.

Here he doesn’t directly take away what belongs to the people. Thus the compulsion for people to rise to protest is weaker. In such a case, the removal of the government would not occur that soon.

Nevertheless, these massive abuses of power, if continued by his successors, will eventually lead to strong responses from the people.

This is proven by the mammoth Bersih 1, 2, 3 rallies in 2007, 2011 and 2012 respectively. Bersih was the people’s uprising against government mismanagement.

Hence, the removal of the government of the day is only a matter of time.

Both Mahathir and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak have read the writing on the wall.

The former wants to tackle the opposition head-on, while the latter prefers to avert such direct confrontation for the reason that he is sitting on the people’s time bomb.

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The ticking time bomb
Awang Abdillah
March 25, 2013 – FMT

15
Mar
13

Nurul: We Are Malaysian, No One Can Take That Away From Us (Video)


Nurul Izzah: We Are Malaysian & No One, No Party, No Bigot Can Take That Away From Us

01
Mar
13

We Are Ready! We Are Ready To Take On UMNO/BN (Video)


Elizabeth Wong: We Are Ready! We Are Ready To Take On UMNO Barisan Nasional
Selangor 2013 CNY Celebration
Bandar Utama PJ 17/02/2013

28
Feb
13

It’s Now Or Never (Video)


Anwar Ibrahim: It’s Now Or Never




Nuclear lessons for Malaysia (Part 1) (Part 2)
BN govt is directing attention to distant past and distant future, in order to distract people from present misdeeds and poor governance
Felda - A picture is worth a thousand words
How the 1MDB Scandal Spread Across the World (WSJ)
We cannot afford ridiculously expensive RM55 Billion ECRL!
All that is necessary
for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke
When the people
fears their government,
there is TYRANNY;
when the government
fears the people,
there is LIBERTY.

- Thomas Jefferson
Do you hear the people sing?

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