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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shocker admission by PAS Prez, "Kudos" to PKR deputy chief!

From the MI which I read more often then mkini nowadays, as MI is staffed by expereinced journalists with its expanded Edge Communications' parent body, while Mkini often recruits new comers while veterans leave, for whatever reasons you can guess badder than Desi!:

Hadi admits offering Azmin MB post in unity government with Umno

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yesterday told a stunned central committee meeting that he had offered Azmin Ali to join the Islamist party with a few of his PKR members to form a unity government with Umno in Selangor.
But, the meeting was told that PKR deputy president Azmin had turned down the offer.
A PAS central committee member, who attended yesterday's meeting, said Hadi confirmed this when Sepang MP Hanipa Maidin asked him about it, which led to a heated exchange between the two.
The PAS central committee member told The Malaysian Insider that Hadi confirmed he offered the menteri besar position to Azmin in order for a pact to be formed between PAS assemblymen, Umno and embattled MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
"If PKR can steal PAS assemblymen, then PAS can also do the same," Hadi had allegedly said.
The same PAS member then asked what was the meeting with Azmin about, to which Hadi said that he had asked the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman to join the party along with two or three other PKR assemblymen.
Hadi was also asked how the state government with Umno was to be formed, as 13 PAS assemblymen along with Azmin and two other PKR members would only make 16 assemblyman in the 56-seat state assembly.
Before Hadi could answer, another PAS member asked him if he was agreeable with cooperating with Umno.
The PAS president said "yes", adding that it was to protect the Malays.
This was revealed in a Facebook message which was being circulated, which the PAS central committee member confirmed to The Malaysian Insider.
Azmin, when met by reporters at the recent PKR Congress, had admitted that he had a discussion with the PAS president a couple of days before that. (It was later confirmed to be August 20).
One of the things they had talked about, Azmin said, was about the Pengkalan Kubor by-election.
The Malaysian Insider had reported that in the central committee meeting yesterday, Hadi had insisted that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be removed as a candidate for the MB post, as she was a woman and was also not qualified.
Hadi's stand yesterday contradicted his earlier statement when he himself had suggested Dr Wan Azizah and Azmin to be presented to the Sultan of Selangor as candidates for the MB post.
Azmin, however, was rejected by the 13 PAS assemblymen at the meeting yesterday.
Selangor PAS reps Saari Sungib (Hulu Klang) and Hasnul Baharudin (Morib) had broken away from the party's consensus to declare their support for Dr Wan Azizah in order to save the Pakatan Rakyat state government.
In a press conference after the PAS central committee meeting yesterday, Mustafa told reporters that PAS has decided to leave it to the wisdom of the Sultan of Selangor to determine the Selangor menteri besar position. – August 26, 2014.

DESIDERATA: The PAS leader has betrayed the Pakatan Rakyat, but I trust his deputy Mat Sabu who has many times affrimed his party "will never work with UMNO"! Now that Hadi Awang has confessed the plot to "form a unity government in Selangor" in cahoots with the enemy which PR component parties have always pledged to overthrow from Putrajaya, I think it's time for either:

(1) PAS though an emergency Central Committeee meeting sack Hadi as their cheif and promote Mat Sabu -- this is the ONLY WAY TO SAVE THE TRIPARTITE COALITION

OR

(2) PAS retains its President Hadi Awang, which will lead to the beginning of the breakup of Pakatan Rakayt; quite likelyy "SNAP POLLS" for Selangor will be called, and PKR and DAP will have to go into any new polls as a DUO, not a TRIO, in a coalition, and the duoa will have to field candidates against PAS as well as againt BN candidates.


Desi wishes UMNO and Hadi Awang that "THEY ALL LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES"! ~~ YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Follow-up on "Dr M Withdraws Support for Najib" which the MSM did not deem fit as "NEWS" yesterday!

FROM THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER:

Hishammuddin defends ‘brave’ Najib against Dr M’s criticism  Published: 19 August 2014 


Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has to come to the defence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, saying he is doing his best in administering the country.  The defence minister cited accomplishments such as the handling of the remains from the MH17 tragedy, where he was quoted as saying by news portal Malaysiakini that Najib succeeded where US president Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had failed.  "If Najib did not take the brave stand of facing the separatists, I may not be standing here today to organise the arrival of the corpses (of Malaysians)," Hishammuddin (pic) was quoted as saying by the portal.  "Ask if Obama could do it, ask if Putin is able to do it."  Najib’s handling of the MH17 tragedy allowed investigators to access the crash site and bring back the remains of the MH17 victims.  Hishammuddin was responding to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of Najib’s leadership yesterday, where he said he withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.  “I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," said Dr Mahathir in his popular blog, chedet.cc.  "I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.  Dr Mahathir also said his criticism against Najib was not personal and it did not mean that the prime minister should resign. But, he did not agree with Najib's policies as they did not bring any benefit to the country.  "No, I am not asking him to resign. I just do not agree with his policies," he said, and accused the country's chief administrator of being "soft", with a tendency to keep quiet when faced with problems. – August 19, 2014. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf

Hishammuddin defends ‘brave’ Najib against Dr M’s criticism


Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has to come to the defence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, saying he is doing his best in administering the country.
The defence minister cited accomplishments such as the handling of the remains from the MH17 tragedy, where he was quoted as saying by news portal Malaysiakini that Najib succeeded where US president Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had failed.
"If Najib did not take the brave stand of facing the separatists, I may not be standing here today to organise the arrival of the corpses (of Malaysians)," Hishammuddin (pic) was quoted as saying by the portal.

"Ask if Obama could do it, ask if Putin is able to do it." Najib’s handling of the MH17 tragedy allowed investigators to access the crash site and bring back the remains of the MH17 victims.
Hishammuddin was responding to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of Najib’s leadership yesterday, where he said he withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," said Dr Mahathir in his popular blog, chedet.cc.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf

Hishammuddin defends ‘brave’ Najib against Dr M’s criticism


Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has to come to the defence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, saying he is doing his best in administering the country.
The defence minister cited accomplishments such as the handling of the remains from the MH17 tragedy, where he was quoted as saying by news portal Malaysiakini that Najib succeeded where US president Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin had failed.
"If Najib did not take the brave stand of facing the separatists, I may not be standing here today to organise the arrival of the corpses (of Malaysians)," Hishammuddin (pic) was quoted as saying by the portal.

"Ask if Obama could do it, ask if Putin is able to do it." Najib’s handling of the MH17 tragedy allowed investigators to access the crash site and bring back the remains of the MH17 victims.
Hishammuddin was responding to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of Najib’s leadership yesterday, where he said he withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," said Dr Mahathir in his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Dr Mahathir also said his criticism against Najib was not personal and it did not mean that the prime minister should resign. But, he did not agree with Najib's policies as they did not bring any benefit to the country.
"No, I am not asking him to resign. I just do not agree with his policies," he said, and accused the country's chief administrator of being "soft", with a tendency to keep quiet when faced with problems. – August 19, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf

This "news" escapes the MSM, do you wonder WHY? (DR M) withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf

I apologise when I Cut&Pasted from The Malaysian Insider, the pastirying was blocked -- not sweet enough eh? YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual

(For Dessert, See next post:)
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf
withdrew his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears. - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najibs-government#sthash.7jIATbgj.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
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Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
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Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
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Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
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Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
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Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government



Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would criticise Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration even if it meant opening himself up to abuse. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 18, 2014.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lashed out at Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration, saying he was withdrawing his support for Najib as his criticism had fallen on deaf ears.
“I have tried to give my views to him directly, which are also the views of many people who have met me," wrote Dr Mahathir today on his popular blog, chedet.cc.
"I have no choice but to withdraw my support. This has not been effective so I have to criticise," he said, adding that Najib was no better than his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Badawi.

Dr Mahathir said he had hoped Najib learnt lessons from his poor performance in the last general election but it appeared that he had not. “Many policies, approaches and actions taken by the government under Najib have destroyed interracial ties, the economy and the country’s finances,” he added.
The country’s longest serving prime minister said if no one else wished to speak out against the administration, he would take it upon himself to criticise Najib, even if it meant opening himself up to abuse.
He added that he had similarly reproached Abdullah as well as Malaysia's first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“It is not because I do not love my leaders. But I love my people and country more,” he wrote in his blog.
Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.
“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released,” said the former prime minister, an active proponent of the security laws that allowed detention without trial.
He added that Najib’s “humble” attitude towards neighbouring countries had left Malaysia’s domestic affairs subject to their views.
“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment,” he said obliquely referring to Umno.
Dr Mahathir also took Najib to task for using the government’s money to gain support from the people each time there was an election.
“The people’s spirit to work fades away when they are rewarded without making any effort. This will not help in developing the country,” he wrote.
Dr Mahathir was apparently referring to the populist 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) cash vouchers which the government hands out twice a year to the people.
But Najib has defended BR1M from Dr Mahathir’s constant criticisms, saying that it was part of the government’s efforts to move away from blanket subsidies and instead provide targeted aid to the people.
Dr Mahathir also added that Najib was ruining the economy by prioritising imported goods at the expense of the local industry.
“Extra holidays are given to the point that there are workers who take holidays for over a week.
“The minimum wage is increased without taking into account rising costs, which could reduce local business’s competitiveness,” he added in the post.
Dr Mahathir said all of these policies had continued because none of the government’s supporters dared to criticise their leaders.
“I notice that many Malays do not criticise their leaders. Even though their leaders are obviously in the wrong, no one dares to openly reproach them,” he said.
But he noted that his own letter to Tunku Abdul Rahman criticising his unpopular policies eventually led to the latter’s resignation.
Dr Mahathir said Abdullah followed the same route when he stepped down in 2009.
“I, too, stepped down. Part of the reason is because I heard whispers questioning ‘when will this old man go’. I believe if I had not resigned, those whispers would have turned into shouts,” he wrote.
“My choice to replace Tun Abdullah was Datuk Seri Najib. But after a while, I can see that Datuk Seri Najib’s policies and actions are no more effective than Tun Abdullah’s.”
Dr Mahathir began openly attacking Abdullah and his administration in 2006 over his policies, including cancelling the “crooked” bridge to link Singapore and Johor.
He turned to his blog to criticise Abdullah for his “half-past-six government”, and even took shots at the latter’s tendency to nap in public.
Abdullah, who took over the government from Mahathir in 2003, also earned his predecessor’s disapproval when he discontinued the double-tracking rail megaproject.
The public feud between the two took a turn for the worse when Dr Mahathir quit Umno in 2008, after Abdullah led Barisan Nasional (BN) to the historic loss of its two-thirds majority in Parliament during the 12th general election.
Dr Mahathir had told his supporters that he would only return to Umno once there was a change in leadership.
After resisting growing pressure to resign, Abdullah was forced to relinquish his Umno presidency and prime minister post to Najib in 2008.
Last year, Abdullah responded to Dr Mahathir’s criticism in his book “Awakening” and blamed the former prime minister for contributing to the loss of BN support in the 2008 election.
“Mahathir is set in his ways. And he believes that his way is the only way. When I tried to do things differently, he believed that I was doing things wrongly. But that is Mahathir,” wrote Abdullah. – August 18, 2014.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-mahathir-withdraws-support-for-najib-government#sthash.eO9e3Ai3.dpuf

RUMInation, and I recall some MOMENTS, and fRiends

AND I hope wherever my cyber-friends whom I got to know well through ten years of blogging, hope THOU ARE SAILING SMOOTHLY:).


 



People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that
Person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
You have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
Guidance and support,

To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an
End.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
Fulfilled, their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.





Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
Come to share, grow or learn.

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy..

Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.



LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,

Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
Foundation..

Your job is to accept the lesson,

Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
Relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.



Thank you for being a part of my life,

Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.







GUARDIAN ANGEL

DESIDERATA:
Desi has had some GURDIAN ANGELs watching over him. I also believe I have enough friends countable on my two hands' FINGERS, some acquired via cyberspace, graduating to terrestrial mateys, some not yet. THis post is dedicated to Sweetspirits and Primrose, hope you are reading this and return wit' se7en s-miles I can see from miles away, even in my sleep!:):):):):):):) But aweways, my GoOD thoughts Are for Thee, God bless, Till v v v meet again so.on. InsyaAllah! ~~ YL, Desi