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Friday, October 16, 2015

A Few More GOoD MEn like Saifuddin Please -- CONTrast with Rascally MPs in Vanuatu!

THe following subject has been consistently independent minded even when he was a deputy Minister but GOOD poeple like him seemed to lose in the GE13 -- could it be due to SABOTAGE FRom within?

I'm glad he knew his days with UMNO are over, and PKR IS the winner! CAn do with more folks like him!

Saifuddin joins PKR
Posted on 15 October 2015 - 01:55pm
Last updated on 15 October 2015 - 09:30pm
Amar Shah Mohsen

PETALING JAYA: Former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today joined Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Saifuddin said he joined PKR because of the way Umno has been handling the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and the RM2.6 billion allegedly transferred into the prime minister's personal bank account.
Saifuddin added that despite being with Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) for some time, he failed to see them discussing matters of political change and institutional reforms in a comprehensive and substantial manner.
"That is why I think I don't fit with them anymore, and that is why I feel the need to be together with the coalition of minds here (PKR), which shares the same ideology as me," he told a press conference at PKR headquarters.
The former Higher Education deputy minister said joining PKR was also the right thing to do, to be in line with his ideology of fighting for the rakyat.
"I consider this decision (of joining PKR) as a big one for a small person like me, in moving towards real change.
"I joined politics with a clear intention and idealism with an objective far higher than for my own good and the party. But to build a better Malaysia for the people," he said.
On why he opted for PKR over the other opposition parties, Saifuddin said: "Even though other parties have done an equally good job, my heart just hooked on to PKR."
The Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) chief executive officer said he will also tender his resignation from the think tank after his chairman gets back from overseas.
In making the announcement, party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Saifuddin's arrival will strengthen PKR and Pakatan Harapan's position in fighting for the freedom and rights of the rakyat.
On what role former Temerloh MP will be playing in PKR and Pakatan Harapan, Wan Azizah said: "He has many roles to play. We will tap into his talent, especially with youths. We will also discuss what post he will have here."
Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli said he had always felt Saifuddin "was more PKR than PKR themselves", and it was only a matter of time before he joined them.
"I always joked that when he goes back home, under his pillow, he has PKR's membership form, but I don't know when he's going to fill that in. Finally he has made that decision," he said.


AS I HAve often writ the past almost one year since 1MDB constantly made news headlines, not just locally, but occasionally in WORLD News, especially American and INTernational TV CHannels like CNN< BBC And ALJazeera,MALYSIA DESERVES TO{P RANKINGS IN WORLD STOCKS< under a new category of "LAUGhing STocks".

NOw Little-know VANUATU IS trying to give MAlaysia's CEO ANd cronies some CO(N)MPETITION!



Vanuatu's acting leader pardons himself from bribery charges

SYDNEY: South Pacific Ocean nation Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale said he was "deeply sorry" and vowed to clean up the government after the country's acting leader pardoned himself and 13 other parliamentarians on bribery convictions, media reports said.
Parliamentary speaker Marcellino Pipite reportedly issued the pardon as acting president on Sunday, while Lonsdale was overseas in Samoa, after the 14 were convicted for bribery by the Supreme Court on Friday.
Pipite said he had done it out of the national interest rather than for personal benefit, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
"I decide to make such orders to maintain the peace, unity in this country," he said.
Lonsdale, who was reportedly visibly shaken when he addressed the nation on Monday after he returned on Sunday, said "no one is above the law" and called Pipite's actions unlawful.
"There exists a backyard ... which needs to be cleaned," Lonsdale said, Vanuatu's Daily Post reported.
"I am considering my options as to how to clean up the mess after consulting with state law office.
"Vanuatu's credibility has been tarnished throughout the world, and as head of state, I am deeply sorry to see this because national leaders have contributed significantly to it."
The Supreme Court said payments of 35 million vat (RM1.32 million) in total had been made by Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses to other MPs last year while they were all in opposition, the ABC reported.
The Pacific archipelago is still recovering from a deadly category five storm in March that destroyed homes and crops and contaminated water supplies. — AFP DESIDERATA: With the current BN/UMNO Leaders and appointees to high office behaving ala VANUATU Speaker's way, it is there are/were a few GOOD UMNO LEADERS who still win my respect. I may be a pro-Reformasi writer from the beginning of blogging days ten years ago, but when BN Leaders were acting with principles and CONSCIENCE, I have saluted them in this blog.

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