Sunday, January 25, 2015

Should driveless Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi be taught ethics

Tragedy is a morality tale. Only  Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s conscience knows the truth about the inevitable conflicts between kama and dharma  limits that were transgressed. It is not easy to navigate between one’s duty to oneself and the duty to another. Even if one doesn’t transgress physically, one does so in one’s heart. Desire is infuriating and this, alas, is the bewildering human condition.

The issue of media freedom is today beyond any form of debate. Article guarantees freedom of expression. In Malaysia — unlike in some other jurisdictions — free speech in terms of freedom of Press, is not a separate right and it is included in the larger ambit of freedom of expression. And those who drafted the Constitution, created an exception.
The exception was, that whereas in relation to other fundamental rights, you had a general exception of what is reasonable, could be restricted on the fundamental right — the generalised restriction was not there in the context of free speech. So, free speech was given a more elevated status, and you only define 6 or 7 circumstances on account of which there could be a restriction on free speech. So, a general concept that there is a reasonable restriction against free speech, is no longer a valid consideration.
This preeminent position which has been given, has now to be utilised by media with great circumspection. This is particularly because media now forms the eyes and ears as far as citizens are concerned, it also has a very powerful impact.What are the threats today? Traditionally, a newspaper or a channel could be banned. The days of bans are over. You can censor a medium; in fact, part of the fear that was created during Emergency was on account of the censorship of newspapers itself. But today, technology has made censorship an impossibility. So assuming there was Emergency imposed today under Article , the impact of censorship would be nil. Because the satellite itself defies geographical boundaries — emails don’t honour it, the fax machine doesn’t honour it.
And therefore, what had to be secretly distributed as Emergency literature, would today be freely available all over the country. And the more you ban, greater would be the curiosity to access that material! So the threats really are no longer such great external threats. You may have odd cases where the state itself takes extra interest in setting up its own medium. But the threats that are coming now — i would use the word “challenges” rather than “threats” — are within, on account of the nature of the medium itself.
As far as the sense of responsibility is concerned, it is difficult to define this. Justice Ravindran mentioned that the government would try and discipline those who are outside the scope of the self-regulatory mechanism. find it extremely difficult, because it may have its own pitfalls if the government got into the business of starting to discipline media organisations.  would be more comfortable if viewers or readers decided to disapprove if they find media way off the mark. Rather than government step in and tell media what to report and what not to report, i’d rather that viewers — just with the power of the remote in their hands — decide to switch to something else.

 Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi his shallow mind he thinks that the sole purpose of the printing laws us to shield the ruling elite from criticism, even to the extent of suppressing press freedom which is the foundation of democracy? Why should he and the ruling elite be so paranoid? What can the Bangla, the Nepalis and the Burmese do? They can't vote can they? They don't even have C4 to blow up anybody right? With so many policemen and Rela personnels watching the opposition and dissidents so efficiently and effectively, why is he so scared?
'Virgins checked by Daim's personal doctor'
A text-heavy, one-minute-forty-second clip posted on video sharing site YouTube by an account owner called WikiLeaks Malaysia does not show any scenes of the alleged misconduct, but promises that a soon-to-come video will show interviews with Daim's "victims", who supposedly came from Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.
The clip also claimed that US$10,000 was paid to those who were virgins, who were checked by Daim's personal doctor.


 Daim himself may be coming with 'dirty hands' and Anwar offers to tesify
The mainstream media has been attacking Daim with allegations of corruption, and have even given coverage to opposition leader, Anwar, who had said on January 18 that he would assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its probe against the former finance minister.
His comments were given wide play in the government-owned media, traditionally known to be hostile to members of the opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Dr M afraid of Billionaire Daim Migration Myth


A BEDTIME STORY STARTS WITH ‘ONCE UPON A TIME…’ AND LULLS THE VOTER TO SLEEP. THE SECOND IS AN ENERGIZER THAT ADDRESSES A FRESH DAWN.

You publicly humiliated your own deputy on TV and gave explicit consent to him being unlawfully detained, interrogated, beaten half to death and charged over a crime so pathetic it made this country a laughing stock of the world.
You may not behave like a normal dictator but your past actions were enough to justify that label. You had a chance to be a statesman, sadly you squandered it big time readmore Should driveless Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi be taught ethics

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tengku Adnan wants Muslims to follow liberal Hinduism butt out Perkasa

Salvaging religion from quacks Campaigns and Hindutva sloganeering, There has been a growing feeling that unless the PM speaks out, in the long run the communal surround sound would undermine his agenda for the economy caused by religious, ethnic or economic cleavages. All of the above or any one of these could have been the immediate reason for the killings. But what they have laid bare is that the basic underlying assumption in  Malaysia that one culture can laminate over all other cleavages is a lie.A common culture is not enough of a glue to paper over the growing gaps between immigrants and the Malay Muslims  Even Communist China has spectacularly failed in elevating the God of Communist Nationalism as a substitute for religion or ethnicity. This is despite the assistance of State machinery which is at its best in very heavy handed policing.  But a Common Culture is surely anathema alongside a belief in Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor says he will advise Batu Kawan Umno deputy chief Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan to withdraw the police report on 1MDB's alleged scandals. – The Malaysian Insider pic, December 13, 2014.
 To drag the country back towards religious bigotry and social disharmony.
It is my considered view that liberal Muslims far outnumber fundamentalist Muslims Will the majority, in its own self-interest, now stand up and oppose the hijacking of Islam by the loonies Perkasa, Pekida and PAS a "religious criminal organisation" leading to the ethnic cleansing in Malaysia  our media pride themselves on free and bold speech, they maintain a conspiracy of silence on some issues relating to the supposed “national interest.” Tengku Adnan has taken an important first step to reassure a large section of its voters that it will not succumb to its extremist fringe.




Our Common Religion: Jews, Muslims, Parsis, Christians have thrived   because of a liberal Hinduism Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today slammed Malay rights group Perkasa for "making noise" and "instigating" by questioning the construction of a Hindu temple in Putrajaya.Among the many battles that will determine the further evolution of the mankind, one is unfolding largely ignored. We are familiar with the normal fault lines: rich vs poor, left vs right, Muslims vs Hindu. But the deciding battle of the future will be between Muslims themselves, abrasively espouse the new, right wing, fundamentalist and intolerant brand of Islam Hounded by Islamic authorities and taken to court for having different religious views,  has vowed to fight to the end.said the Federal Territories Minister

Ahmad Maslan manufacturing lies Pees and cues:gimmickry lasts only so long:

For lying about flood fund, DAP wants Ahmad Maslan to apologise

Zahid puts his own & Najib's neck on the line -why?
After being caught by surprise with the exposure of the letter he wrote to Deputy Director of the FBI Mr. Mark F. Giuliano, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has not been able to give a credible explanation to those who have been asking him about the letter and its content.
The best he could do was to explain to the cabinet and we all know that most of the ministers are ‘Cap Ayam” (the ubiquitous Hen brand)! Zahid could have told them any “cock and bull” story and they will simply nod their heads in agreement without understanding what has been going on!
Zahid boasted that he has the authority to write such letter. But of course he can write any letter as he wishes as the Home Minister, but everybody is asking about its content! Zahid did not make a mistake; he made a huge blunder in admitting that Phua who is a known gambling kingpin has helped the government, yes, the Government of Malaysia not in a one off incident but on numerous occasions!

Anyhow, if Zahid is of high stature and not just a big bully with a loud mouth, he should own up, be a man. He is only being timid by hiding behind the power and apparatus at his disposal.
Another thing to note is that Zahid has been willing to defend Phua in front of the cabinet and sidelined Najib. It sure speaks volume on the relationship between him and Phua.
Maybe Zahid is stuck with Phua and is willing to do anything for him, such that he is willing to embrace Phua and even kiss his shoes when Phua returns home to Malaysia. Phua, Zahid must really love you so much!

.To become a visionary leader PM Najib has to outgrow It is as plain as daylight that Budget 2015 must be revised in the wake of plunging world oil prices, given that some 30% of government revenue comes from petroleum. In addition, it has been noted, the unprecedented ferocity of the year-end floods which will require a multi-billion ringgit reconstruction effort means that development expenditure must be reallocated to rehabilitate damaged infrastructure and restore normalcy to the victims’ lives and the economies of the affected regions.Last week, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak indicated, not a day too soon, that an announcement about a possible restructuring of the budget to address these challenges would be made this week.

Mahathir's democratic coup scripted and executed with precision Najib's exit




Najib’s days numbered?
The rift between Najib and Mahathir has noticeably widened and there are concerns that the latter will soon raise a possible candidate to displace Najib whom Mahathir considers as being frivolous and failing to live up with the ideals of UMNO.
Mahathir laments a lot that there are no able and capable Malay leaders in this country today and concedes that “Najib’s leadership is very weak.”
Mahathir states further that the future looks bleak for Malays in this country as they are being outpaced and displaced in every sphere of Malaysian life by the other races and foreigners that it won’t be long “before Malays are polishing the shoes of the others in this country.”
For this Mahathir places the blame squarely on his replacements Badawi and Najib whom he feels have reneged on their promises to do all that is within their power to safeguard and promote UMNO. Instead UMNO and the Malays in this country are disunited and at loggerheads with each other.
This is what irks Mahathir terribly and he vows to see that his legacy is intact and strengthened and aims to do so by making his move to create a power shake-up in this country after a number of major bungles and fiascos by Najib and his followers.
The stage is set for a showdown and it’s really a matter of time before Malaysians become witness to more drastic political changes in this country, changes everyone must follow to accordingly plan the agenda of their own lives and those of their families and business concerns.If there is discontent among Malaysians that is threatening to fester and disunite the country, it can be boiled down to the fact that Najib has failed to look into the future and see where the country is heading.
Racial polarization is still a common theme that is being played up by his critics, the fact that Najib has failed to secure greater unity within Malaysia’s diverse population. This has caused a concern that the multi-racial fabric of the nation is under threat.
Besides this, there are the long running religious tensions in this country, especially the persecution of Christians by overzealous Islamic authorities sparking renewed fears of Islamophobia among Malaysia’s minority religious groups.
Under Najib’s reign of power, there are increasing fears alarming people in this country that Malaysia will go the way of the Taliban although overtly there is that show of bravado that Malaysia is rooting as a nation of moderates.

Mahathir and his trusted lieutenants had no whiff of the democratic coup scripted and executed with precision by former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad right under their nose. leading to the  cleansing Najib and his man Veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin today said he was being criticised and lectured over his postings on the state of the country which, he added, have had an impact on the local media. - not alone. Although our media pride themselves on free and bold speech, they maintain a conspiracy of silence on some issues relating to the supposed “national interest.” creative in the first place. Self-expression for such gifted individuals doesn’t begin or end with one medium. Perhaps, his persecutors hadn’t figured out as much. Before the collective gloating over his ‘submission’ goes into overdrive, Over the past few months there have been countless attacks on assorted freedoms across Malaysia  


This is seriously worrying. Too many voices were silenced recently. And our voluble Prime Minister said nothing. Yest the reason behind the PM’s stony silence is naturally being attributed to what we in Malaysia call “vote bank politics”.

 
 Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi  debacle may well be one of the biggest failures in Najib  intelligence security agencies as it has been The key players in the script remained in touch with each other either over satellite phones or through internet protocol mode like Skype, Viber and Tango, said a senior Umno leader 

Beleaguered Malaysian prime minister, Najib Tun Razak, is facing mounting criticism to quit office and resign soon as more and more of the ‘rakyat’ feel he is doing very little to alleviate their increasing suffering and misery. Since he has taken over the reins of power from Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ahmad Maslan manufacturing lies Pees and cues:gimmickry lasts only so long

For lying about flood fund, DAP wants Ahmad Maslan to apologise

Zahid puts his own & Najib's neck on the line -why?
After being caught by surprise with the exposure of the letter he wrote to Deputy Director of the FBI Mr. Mark F. Giuliano, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has not been able to give a credible explanation to those who have been asking him about the letter and its content.
The best he could do was to explain to the cabinet and we all know that most of the ministers are ‘Cap Ayam” (the ubiquitous Hen brand)! Zahid could have told them any “cock and bull” story and they will simply nod their heads in agreement without understanding what has been going on!
Zahid boasted that he has the authority to write such letter. But of course he can write any letter as he wishes as the Home Minister, but everybody is asking about its content! Zahid did not make a mistake; he made a huge blunder in admitting that Phua who is a known gambling kingpin has helped the government, yes, the Government of Malaysia not in a one off incident but on numerous occasions!

Anyhow, if Zahid is of high stature and not just a big bully with a loud mouth, he should own up, be a man. He is only being timid by hiding behind the power and apparatus at his disposal.
Another thing to note is that Zahid has been willing to defend Phua in front of the cabinet and sidelined Najib. It sure speaks volume on the relationship between him and Phua.
Maybe Zahid is stuck with Phua and is willing to do anything for him, such that he is willing to embrace Phua and even kiss his shoes when Phua returns home to Malaysia. Phua, Zahid must really love you so much!

.To become a visionary leader PM Najib has to outgrow It is as plain as daylight that Budget 2015 must be revised in the wake of plunging world oil prices, given that some 30% of government revenue comes from petroleum. In addition, it has been noted, the unprecedented ferocity of the year-end floods which will require a multi-billion ringgit reconstruction effort means that development expenditure must be reallocated to rehabilitate damaged infrastructure and restore normalcy to the victims’ lives and the economies of the affected regions.Last week, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak indicated, not a day too soon, that an announcement about a possible restructuring of the budget to address these challenges would be made this week.

Friday, January 16, 2015

ROSMAH & UMNO WARLORDS DIGGING IN?

ROSMAH & UMNO WARLORDS DIGGING IN?

Rosmah your materialistic life can also give you peace of mind  


PM Najib & wife Rosmah - should Dr M and Daim underestimate them?

The attack on Daim must be a huge mistake may be from some overzealous “kaki bodek” in the Najib camp. But it is highly unlikely. Daim would hardly bother himself over troublesome minions. A phone call to Najib could solve that.
Then who could it be? Apart from Najib himself, could it be his powerful spouse Rosmah Mansor?
Whoever behind the attacks, Najib would be wise to eat crow first. If Najib refuses to make amends immediately, than that would be taken to mean Najib himself is behind the retaliation.
And the implication for that is that Najib may have crossed the line intentionally. Either he is brash or he is confident that he will prevail in the end.

A veteran newsman, closely associated with Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is a buzz about a new person, from outside the media circle, acting as Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s propaganda chief.
 For too long, UMNO Working Committee has been little more than a talking shop. Its recent confabulations underline that it has clearly failed to offer any prescriptions for a party struggling to come to terms with the electoral debacle of 2013. UMNO faces two challenges. First, its organisation has weakened in the absence of internal elections. Second, party leadership has failed to galvanise the rank and file by offering a credible government.Najib’s role must be scrutinised. Since the drubbing in May 2014, Najib has barely been seen or heard, either in parliamentary debates or in mass agitations PAS even after crushing defeats in  polls Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin has galvanised a small force for 2018 election
. It remains worryingly smug and deluded perhaps by Najib’s belief that if UMNO is a computer, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is the default programme. But repeated election results show a serious programme malfunction in the Grand Old Party. It’s time for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to either become party president or let Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin is more dynamic to take that role. For the reluctant , the writing has been on the wall for a year: shape up or ship out.Tun Daim Zainuddin has revealed he knows those behind a sudden spotlight on his business empire as Malaysia's anti-graft officials investigate the former finance minister's banking business abroad.
Daim, in a statement today, said he was surprised that Umno-controlled Media Prima Bhd would provide coverage for opposition party PKR.
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A veteran newsman, closely associated with Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is a buzz about a new person, from outside the media circle, acting as Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s propaganda chief.
 For too long, UMNO Working Committee has been little more than a talking shop. Its recent confabulations underline that it has clearly failed to offer any prescriptions for a party struggling to come to terms with the electoral debacle of 2013. UMNO faces two challenges. First, its organisation has weakened in the absence of internal elections. Second, party leadership has failed to galvanise the rank and file by offering a credible government.Najib’s role must be scrutinised. Since the drubbing in May 2014, Najib has barely been seen or heard, either in parliamentary debates or in mass agitations PAS even after crushing defeats in  polls Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin has galvanised a small force for 2018 election
. It remains worryingly smug and deluded perhaps by Najib’s belief that if UMNO is a computer, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is the default programme. But repeated election results show a serious programme malfunction in the Grand Old Party. It’s time for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to either become party president or let Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin is more dynamic to take that role. For the reluctant , the writing has been on the wall for a year: shape up or ship out.Tun Daim Zainuddin has revealed he knows those behind a sudden spotlight on his business empire as Malaysia's anti-graft officials investigate the former finance minister's banking business abroad.
Daim, in a statement today, said he was surprised that Umno-controlled Media Prima Bhd would provide coverage for opposition party PKR.
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Arul Kanda Kandasamy would be doing great injustice his Hindu god Kandasamy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zahid warns of news portals' attack under veil of Official Secrets Act.

Shifting lines: Most countries recognise limits to free speech though they differ on where to draw the line

Malaysia may have been one of the first to recognise the need for limits to freedom of expression, but most countries, including several western nations, have come around to a similar view. Where they might differ is on exactly where the line should be drawn.
That the right to free speech and expression is not absolute is underscored by this historic irony: In the US, the much-touted First Amendment enacted in 1791 prohibited any abridgement of free speech. But the First Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1951 imposed “reasonable restrictions” on the same right. Such restrictions, spelt out in Article 19(2), are meant to protect “the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence”. This amendment, clarifying that freedom of speech was not absolute, has ensured that laws placing reasonable restrictions on free speech are not struck down by courts.
We, the Rakyat of Malaysia, demand PM, HM and the whole cabinet to step down now! None of the leaders in BN government stands up condemning Zahid and allowing a multinational gambling kingpin to involve in a national security project, all cabinet ministers have zero integrity! This country, Malaysia, won't hesitate to disown you due to your betrayal. Paul Phua is a person of very questionable character. An alleged big-time criminal wanted for illegal gambling, money laundering,. Is it "top secret" only for the people involved in San Marino project, or for genuine security concern, that he is a double agent for Malaysia and whatnot, that this has to be classified as secret for rakyat?
 Zahid's vicious attack on the liberal establishment exceptionalism’ more than the journalists editorial team not only met its deadline – a feat in itself – but the issue it produced was true to form.And in what will surely be regarded as an act of exemplary courage by some and as a puerile and dangerous provocation by others, Clearly the staff of the journal is determined to pay any price to safeguard its independence  above all, a real apprehension that the government might impose certain restrictions on its citizens for security reasons.And how would this rhyme with the latest expression of the national resolve to uphold Malay values?  that mock at the conceits of every religion to be superior to another, the answer, alas, isn’t blowing in the wind.

 Zahid, you're disgusting. Both physically and mentally. Kingpin involved in national security affairs, WTF is wrong here.a gambler handling our security matters. This is unacceptable and our country has been compromised. Of course it is Top Secret or else I would not have by pass the Police and the Foreign Ministry ! See , I was able to spend a lot of money to buy votes in the last election and was elected ,partly due to the fundings from him .Now I am the 'monster ' in charge of the security matters of the country ,so he has indirectly contributed to the country 's security matters in a different way !Usually if someone assist the govt, it must be in the form of consultancy. So I wonder in this case where Paul Phua is "consultant" to the BN govt, how was he paid and how much? Wonder if that also under OSA! Or maybe in this peculiar case its the reverse, it's Paul who is "paying" the BN govt for assisting in a very highly classified security matter!
The mood has been one of despondency, cynicism and intolerance generated by a weak economy, an incompetent and venal political class and the growing incidence of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic outbursts.
readmore  Zahid warns of news portals' attack under veil of Official Secrets Act.

Heat is on:Tengku Adnan Mansor.his scam’sshadow’s creeping up around him

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s explanation on the letter he wrote to the Federal Bureau of Investigation vouching for gambling kingpin Paul Phua has been accepted by the Cabinet. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 14, 2015.

The defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential election does not automatically mean an end to the country’s political and economic problems but it has helped avert the disasters that surely lay ahead had the two-time president succeeded in winning a third term.The opposition he faced was dispirited and divided but smart politics, like guerilla warfare, is all about creating disruptions in the enemy camp. So imperious was Rajapaksa in his behaviour and so centralised was his exercise of power that the deadliest blow came from within and not without.Rajapaksa’s destructive majoritarianism was playing havoc with the country’s fragile national fabric, perverting its political economy, wrecking its civil liberties and distorting its foreign policy. What Sirisena, Chandrika and Ranil have managed to do along with smaller allies like the leftist Janata Vimukti Perumana and the Sinhala Buddhist Jathika Hela Urumaya is to stop any further damage from being done. They managed successfully to get the electorate to press the reset button. In doing so, they have created an opening for Sri Lanka to think anew about its political future.The vote was close — only four percentage points separate Sirisena and Rajapaksa — but the idea that the former won only because of minority support is incorrect. Rajapaksa polled well in Sinhala areas, trouncing his opponent in Hambantota, Matara, Ratnapura, Galle and Monaragala by big margins. However, Sirisena won a large number of Sinhala votes too and would not have hit 51% of the vote share but for that.Sinhala voters may have felt the constrictions of Rajapaksa’s authoritarianism in different ways but they were as affected by his misgovernance as the country’s Tamils and Muslims.
     Najib will use me as a political weapon against Mahathir during the forthcoming elections Such is the fractious nature of our current polity that even on this rather non-contentious issue, a consensus looks difficult.So the question arises whether:Tengku Adnan Mansor is really needed We are struggling and he says we enjoy great success? How to slap most of the Malaysia in the face? I can't begin to imagine what we would all have if not for this BN government and all the crooks associated with them.This is a most pathetic admission. Looks like making money is the ultimate objective. You make,I make so, your scratch my back,I scratch yours. Corruption....so what??all is acceptable. What a sad state of affairs for KL and Malaysia?The country would have done a whole lot better if not for the stable and steady corruption of this stable and corrupt government. Look at our neighbour in the south. Such a small country and squeaky clean but it is a powerhouse in the world. It is IN SPITE of the so-called stable government that people have worked hard and given you our taxes. “to pay special attention to the section of our society that may be at the risk of not benefiting adequately from economic progress”. This is rather a long winded way of saying that it has to take care of the poor and marginalised. 



UMNO general secretary and MP Tengku Adnan Mansor said BN government’s 57 year governance record may not be spotless, Information is Knowledge, Power and Wisdom: Politics and Business are identical twins. The Chinese Business men, contractors, Pharmacies, etc. etc. CANNOT make money if the government servants are NOT corrupted, The Big companies will have to close shop without the government projects. If you stop Corruption, the good citizens of all races will survive and prosper but  cannot deny that UMNO had helped us prosper, said Federal Territories Minister the scam’s shadow’s creeping up around him.“provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded think tanks”! — that are not entirely clear.One of the key functions forNajib  to build the necessary trust and serve as a dynamic bridge between government and the private sector. This is currently missing. This weakness puts Malaysia at a massive disadvantage in fiercely competitive global markets and in global civil society space.