Why we Malaysians are such suckers for all sorts of conmen
Is Malaysia going to pieces?
Enough of this nonsense! Enough already! Malaya and then Malaysia was created as a secular nation. Denial of this basic fact has become commonplace in recent time Malaysia, therefore, is a country with “audible secularism”. You can be a Muslim in Washington and London, and go to a mosque of your choice, but you will not be able to hear the call to prayer. In Malaysia a, dawn is welcomed with the wafting lilt of the azaan, followed by the music of temple bells, the harmony of the Granth Sahib being recited in a gurdwara, and the peal from the church. if born a Muslim, be a good Muslim: for if you were true to your faith you would be a good Malaysian. From individual moral strength would emerge a powerful Malaysia;If you a good Hindu the challenge before Hinduism, a Vedantic way of life, was to rescue its inherent rationality from layers of superstition and “mumbo-jumbo”. Those who believed in regressive practices like child marriage or untouchability were doling out ditch-water instead of amrit.Muslims should respect the pluralism of prophets and accommodation. This was the Islam of the influential 13th century scholar Ibn al-Arabi, who urged Muslims to practise their faith, but not condemn the rest.
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who publicly advocated and endorsed the actions of the “mujahideen” of al-Qaeda, saying that their actions are verily justified and it was actually the Western media that has corrupted their image by creating a fallacious portrayal of the group.
The reality of policy did not waver, but at some point along the line elections it began to get vulnerable to the rhetoric of electoral clamour. Language is a powerful tool in the management of perceptions, and voices began to be heard which, in search of the base, began to descend, linguistically, to the base. The misuse of religious sentiment, whether overt or covert, always hurts those who do so, fo the Malay voters are very clear about what they want from a government: a recipe for this life, not the next one. They want a great budget, not a great sermon.
It is entirely within the logic of turbulent democracies that a dream run should be interrupted by a wake-up call. It might be pertinent to note, in this context, that dreams are best shaped into reality with the help of daylight. Among the dangers of darkness is that it obscures the bumps on that twisting road to economic regeneration. Those who know Najib and Awang Hadi are aware that, as master of the long game, they are not going to be deflected by the short pass; it is too late for them to absorb the stumble and restore the stride towards that clean horizon.The Malay voters, much unlike the opinion pundit, a very cool customer. Every election result is a message, which should neither be underestimated nor overestimated.Extrapolation of any regional result on to a wider canvas is alluring but deceptive. As was famously said of American democracy, all politics Malay are local. This does need a minor amendment: most politics are not local. Taking the right decision needs, in our system, nerves of steel along with forensic skills. There is plenty of both.
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor announced that the governmental intel is already that easily access to terror groups the official stand on Isis wishy-washy like flagrant and unabashed euphemism of the word Isis by attributing gallantry to its members to bolster unintelligent and self-demeaning cheers from his daft supporters at the UMNO annual general assembly, the general public is antagonistic or unsympathetic towards the radical group.
Disappointment has begun to eclipse optimism about the country’s medium term prospects. For a short while Malaysia’s image shone across the world. Citizens of this democratic nation on earth, clamouring for profound change,however, not much has changed. Malaysia remain where it was.are Being buffeted by winds of slowing demand amidst gathering uncertainty.On secular tolerance, on freedom of speech, on institutional functioning and on other liberal democratic markers, Malaysia’s image has been damaged. What many feared would be a capitulation of the Hadi to tendencies and demands of the far right in fact happened in several instances that featured prominently in the the international media to sour global public opinion. On top of that came a slew of news stories of the marking the entrance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) into PAS and UMNO connection with Najib and Awang Hadi It was in their aggressive worldwide pursuit of external relations that surprised observers and critics
NAJIB CONFIRMS HIS OWN GUILT:
All those who thought Najib would do his Hitler duck walk and waddle past the winning post even before UMNO got its act together are bewildered by recent eventsNajib has stepped down. (A bit late though. The damage is done. By his own admission things were happening round him which he knew nothing about.The game just got messier. And messy is good for the new politics.as expected, corruption is one of the key issues. Fuelled by a spate of scams, the common man of the country has never been as interested in the debate over corruption as Anwar now is. interest in the subject that spawned a successful anti-corruption movement and finally resulted in the formation of a party that, through its unconventional style, is challenging the long established, larger and infinitely richer political formations. Of course, while we all know of big-ticket corruption We have finally figured that politics is far too important to be left to thugs, scoundrels, scamps and scallywags.If all else fails, UMNO has one last option. said Mahathir There's a man sitting in Putra Jaya who can, in a jiffy, put Humpty Dumpty together again. And more important, he has friends in Suprime council. But the question is: Can they cajole him to re-enter the game?
Malaysian has a few advantages if it wants to renovate its business environment. It has world-class economists, in government and outside, who are aware of the problem. for instance, has talked about it as an issue that needs serious attention.Malaysian also has an army of management specialists who advise clients abroad but rarely have an opportunity to team with forward-thinking economists and policymakers to help reorganise India's own governing structure.And there are outstanding entrepreneurs, small-scale as well as very large, who start or take over businesses around the world but find it hard to start enterprises within the country. Hear them out and take their advice honed by business acumenI.n short, release their animal spirits, as John Maynard Keynes would have said. That way Malaysia can recover some lost ground in its race for prosperity. In the process, it can shut down a large number of collection booths manned by corrupt gatekeepers.
That will be one way it can sharply reduce, though not eradicate, corruption. While a watchful but benevolent regulatory eye must remain in place, several other steps, many of which are in the blueprint for structural economic reform crafted way back in 1991, would have to be taken. Privatisation of public sector behemoths is one; decentralisation of federal power over economic decision-making is another.
Aggressive tactics might not be the best way Matching aggression for Opposition aggression might not be the best way for the government to make the legislature work. Accommodation and engagement are integral to democracy Najib cannot afford to shrug off these tremors from the grassroots. It is clear that the direction the leadership is taking does not sit well with some divisions, and Najib must worry that he has not built his castle on solid rock. Muhyiddin has always enjoyed popularity within the party, and that popularity was significantly boosted after his address at last year’s UMNO General Assembly. His sacking from the Cabinet does not sit well with some party members.After Najib Abdul Razak's loyalists insisted that the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts were donations intended for Umno, the prime minister today reminded Umno leaders they themselves have benefited from the funds he raised.
Significant segments of UMNO are united in scalping the Prime Minister’s head. .
Malaysia’s democracy is unique. It is arguably the world’s only democracy that thrives on dictatorships.Najib’s power lies with the UMNO divisions throughout the country, with the warlords, with the party’s Supreme Council, and, of course, with his Cabinet. Outside of a general election, these are the only powers that can remove him, and he is cognisant of the fact. Najib’s relationship with these parties is a symbiotic one. The warlords, the division heads, the Supreme Council members and the Cabinet ministers know that for them the benefits of keeping Najib in power outweigh the disadvantages, for the time being, at least. After all, it is not as if there is a surplus of credible, competent candidates waiting in the wings to replace him.Khaled warned that allowing Umno's troubles to drag on will spell doom for the party and called for swift action.
Umno leaders should not allow one man to single-handedly be the cause of the downfall of the largest Malay-based party in the countryAfter Najib Abdul Razak's loyalists insisted that the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts were donations intended for Umno, the prime minister today reminded Umno leaders they themselves have benefited from the funds he raised., as UMNO officials have sought to portray the funds, the money was to be used in the 2013 election, how is it possible that RM2.6 billion, or even RM1.6 after the overseas flight of RM1 billion, could have ended up financing the polls without anybody knowing about it? The 2013 general election was widely believed to have been the target of vast UMNO spending. But how could that have happened without the Supreme Council or other Barisan Nasional bodies knowing about it?"If we let the issues drag, they will turn cancerous for the party. We need new hope and we have to act fast to solve the issues, no more waiting.