Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Silence Is Deafening In Parliament Among UMNO/BN MPs.*


1. While BN’s “friends” and foes in Parliament are double-teaming to slam dunk Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on his “Discharged Not Amounting To Acquittal” (DNAA) case, the silence among the BN MP’s who pledged their allegiance to him is almost deafening! 

2. Most conspicuous is the absence of the UMNO law minister from taking the floor to present her argument. 

3. Last week, Perikatan Nasional MPs went  to town, from the start of the Parliament sitting, seeking to debate on the DNAA issue. Then, it was followed by DAP namely Lim Guan Eng who, probably had a temporary amnesia, forgot that he himself was handed down with a sweetheart judgement which was a “full acquittal” on the recommendation of the then Attorney General Tommy Thomas in 2018. 

4. Fortunately for him, the BN/UMNO MPs then, like now, were lackadaisical in their duties and failed to demand for Tommy Thomas to appear before the Select Committee with the same vigour that DAP and PN are showing in Parliament today. It’s no wonder how BN got whacked to the bones in the GE15 recently.

5. After Guan Eng, came another of our allies from PKR who sang the same tune of the opposition trying to paint a grim picture of BN/ UMNO by seeking an explanation on the DNAA issue.

6. BN MPs (barring those who are persona non grata in UMNO) can’t remain quiet in this circumstance. 

7. They must either come out in support to call for the Attorney General to present himself to the Select Committee or object to it in favour of the positive outcome by the Court on Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 

8. We have to state our stand either way.

9. Remaining silent is like being a weak orphan in Parliament begging to be adopted by anyone for shelter.

10. For reference, these are the BN Members in the current Parliament.

Deputy Speaker of The House:

Dato Ramli b Mohd Noor (Cameron Highlands) 


Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi (Bagan Datok)

Datuk Seri Utama Mohamed b Hassan (Rembau)

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled B Nordin (Kota Tinggi)

Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (Pengerang)

Datuk Seri Ahmad b Maslan (Pontian)

Datuk Siti Aminah bt Aching (Beaufort)

Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman b Mohamad (Lipis)

Datuk Seri Dr. Shamsul Anuar Bin Haji Nasarah (Lenggong)

Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurop (Pensiangan)

Datuk Mohamad b Alamin (Kimanis)

BN Backbenchers:

Datuk Seri Saravanan (Tapah)

Datuk Indera Mohamad Shahar b Abdullah (Paya Besar)

Dato' Sri Sh Mohmed Puzi Bin Sh Ali (Pekan)

Dato’ Sri Ismail b Yaakob (Bera)

Datuk Seri Johari Bin Abdul Ghani (Titiwangsa)

Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Bin Alias (Jelebu)

Dato' Haji Shamshulkahar Bin Mohd Deli (Jempol)

Dato' Adnan Bin Abu Hassan (Kuala Pilah)

Dato' Mohd Isam Bin Mohd Isa (Tampin)

Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Binti Ahmad (Parit Sulong)

Datuk Seri Ir.Dr. Wee Ka Siong (Air Hitam)

Datuk Seri Utama Hasni Bin Mohamed (Simpang Renggam)

Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Bin Datuk Hussein (Sembrong)

Tuan Haji Manndzri Bin Nasib (Tenggara)

Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (Tanjung Piai)

Datuk Ir. Shahelmey Bin Yahya (Putatan)

Datuk Suhaimi Bin Nasir (Libaran)

Datuk Seri Panglima Moktar Bin Radin (Kinabatangan)

Datuk Andi Muhammad Suryady Bin Bandy (Kalabakan).

11. For a party that highly promotes our “cooperation” with DAP to the Malays, and still boasts of being steady on our feet against Perikatan Nasional, our MPs have become like disabled mutes in Parliament.

12. What is becoming prevalent by the actions of our allies in the Unity Government is that, despite being in bed with UMNO, they are trying to project a clean image of themselves by asking for the AG’s explanation on his decision to withdraw the charges which led to the DNAA.

13. While they are distancing themselves in fear of being soiled in this unfortunate but necessary union, UMNO must realise that this “marriage” won’t last long. 

14. And if we don’t prepare ourselves with strong contingencies, UMNO may soon be kicked out of the house into the streets like a two dollar slut.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Open Letter To Dato’ Sri Najib Razak

Dear Sir,

Assalamualaikum WBT.

Today marks a full year of your incarceration. I remember it vividly as it was the same day I was discharged from the hospital after a leg surgery and, most significantly, sad on my birthday as well.

I had messaged you offering my apologies for my absence during the “do’a selamat” prior to the verdict, having just been wheeled out of the operating theatre that evening. You were kind enough to reply and asked about my condition. Bless your heart.

I texted you the next three days offering my heartfelt sympathy after the verdict, hoping that there was some truth to the general consensus that you were afforded certain privileges but to no avail. My messages were not dispatched, indicating that all your personal belongings were indeed surrendered to the authorities.

Today, while your loyal supporters continue to pray for justice and your early release, members of the private sector have been heard saying at cocktails and corporate meetings that “times were much better in all aspects for the nation” when you were at the helm. The same sentiments are expressed amongst the average man in the street.

The people made their choice in 2018 and they deserve the circumstances dealt by their own hands, I say.

All we can hope for Sir,  is for you to stay strong  and continue to fight on while we make our offerings spiritually for you in submission to Allah SWT seeking His mercy and pardon for our nation’s true son, Najib Razak.

Major reparations need to be made primarily to our party and in aid of the support we used to enjoy while you were among us post-2020.

Indeed, we would not have suffered a thrashing in the GE15 and the recent 6 State elections if you had been on the ground.

We remain steadfast in UMNO only with the hope that we can have you back among us very soon.

At the risk of sounding pathetic with the lack of true leaders in UMNO’s midst, we believe with full conviction that, at this point in time, you are indeed our party’s last salvation.

May truth and justice prevail, and be seen to be done.

Until we meet again Sir. 

I remain, 

Your humble servant.


Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Jumat.

(Former Member Of The Johor State Assembly For Kempas N47).

Photo caption: He was Minister of Defence at the time when we brought several Chiefs of Staff of various Congressmen from Washington to KL

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

With 1.2m Illegal “Tourists”, Immigration Dept Is On The Right Path!

Pleasing everyone every time is an impossible task. Naturally one is chastised when there are perforations in the system but today one can even be crucified for avoiding the reoccurrence of such perforations. Under any circumstances, one should stick to the rulebook to be safe and sure.

The Immigration Dept was under heavy fire recently when the Tourism Minister confronted uniformed officers at the KLIA when a Chinese national was denied entry into this country for not fulfilling visa requirements at that point in time.
Visa requirements are imposed on every traveller at any port of entry in the world without fear or favour and the same must go with our borders as well.
What transpired at the KLIA recently was a disgrace and the weekly Cabinet meetings should be the place to thrash out differences between ministerial jurisdictions. This is not the wild west. Decorum should prevail especially between high govt officials and uniformed personnel in public.
We appreciate that tourism revenue is a high income generating source of this country. But, it should not be at the expense of National Security.
In earlier media reports, it was told that this foreign visitor was an employee with a media group from China. But in the official written report by the officer in charge, the interpreter said the visitor is here to take care of someone’s children. That in itself is quite ambiguous on the off-take.
Now, even if it is true that she is an employee of a media group and is here to temporarily babysit some children (giving her the benefit of the doubt) it is all the more reason for the immigration dept to sternly impose the SOP on her so that she can report it in their media reminding her fellow nationals to be more prepared with their papers when entering Malaysia. It will not deter them from coming but may help them be more prepared when they plan their next trip in.
The Prime Minister was right that there are areas that can be improved and “little napoleons” who will be dealt with, and we look forward to that.
But the Immigration Dept must not be bullied into indiscriminately allowing “suspect” foreign citizens into this country, just to chase their tourism dollars and not hurt their feelings.
The Home Ministry, in a reply to question in Parliament, stated that in 2021, 1.2 million Chinese nationals were overstaying their welcome in breach of their visa.

National Security Is Paramount. And With 1.2 Million Overstaying/ Illegal Chinese Visitors At Large In This Country, I’d Say The Immigration Department Has Every Right To Tighten Their Screen Even More On Future “Tourists” To Ensure That They Are Genuine.

Dengan 1.2 Juta “Pelancung Haram”, Imigresen Wajib Perketatkan SOP

Menyenangkan hati semua orang setiap masa adalah suatu tugas yang mustahil. Sememangnya ada pihak yang akan dihukum apabila terdapat tebukan dalam sistem. Akan tetapi hari ini, pihak itu boleh juga dihukum kerana menjalankan tugas dalam membetulkan kesilapan yang lampau. Dalam apa jua keadaan, kuatkuasakan sahaja tatacara pengendalian piawai dan anda wajib selamat dari fitnah.
Jabatan Imigresen mendapat kecaman hebat baru-baru ini ketika menteri pelancongan berdepan dengan pegawai beruniform di KLIA apabila seorang warga China dinafikan kemasukan ke negara ini kerana tidak memenuhi syarat visa.
Keperluan visa dikenakan ke atas setiap pengembara di mana-mana pintu masuk setiap negara tanpa soal jawab dan perkara yang sama mesti dipraktikkan di pintu-pintu masuk di negara kita juga.
Apa yang berlaku di KLIA baru-baru ini adalah sangat mendukacitakan. Mesyuarat mingguan Kabinet sepatutnya menjadi tempat untuk berantakan jika ada perbezaan pendapat di antara bidang kuasa menteri.
Ini bukan zaman “koboi” lagi. Adab harus diutamakan terutamanya antara pegawai tinggi kerajaan dan kakitangan beruniform di khalayak ramai.
Kami hargai bahawa hasil pelancongan merupakan sumber yang menjana pendapatan tinggi di negara ini. Tetapi jangan sampai kita nampak macam peminta sedekah sehingga mengorbankan Keselamatan Negara.
Dalam laporan media sebelum ini, dikabarkan bahawa pelawat asing yang menjadi punca insiden di KLIA minggu lalu adalah seorang pekerja dengan satu kumpulan media dari China. Tetapi dalam laporan bertulis rasmi oleh pegawai yang bertanggungjawab, jurubahasa berkata pelawat itu ke sini untuk menjaga anak orang. Kenyataan penterjemah itu sahaja sudah memusykilkan.
Jika benar bahawa dia adalah seorang pekerja kumpulan media dan berada di sini untuk sementara waktu menjaga beberapa kanak-kanak (bersangka baik), dia boleh melaporkan dalam medianya tentang pengalamannya seraya mengingatkan rakan-rakan senegaranya supaya lebih bersedia dengan dokumen perjalanan mereka yang lengkap apabila memasuki Malaysia. Ia tidak akan menghalang mereka daripada datang tetapi mungkin membantu mereka untuk lebih bersedia apabila mereka merancang perjalanan seterusnya. Jika dia hendak menabur fitnah terhadap sistem negara kita, itu terpulang kepadanya namun kita tidak sepatutnya tunduk dalam ketakutan seolah-olah rezeki kita datang dari dia.
Kami bersetuju dan mengalu-alukan kenyataan Perdana Menteri bahawa terdapat aspek-aspek yang boleh diperbaiki dan "napoleon kecil" sepatutnya diambil tindakan.
Tetapi Jabatan Imigresen tidak boleh dibuli dengan sewenang-wenangnya membenarkan warga asing yang dimusykili masuk ke negara ini, hanya kerana hendak mengejar “dollar” pelancongan mereka.
Menjawab soalan di Parlimen, Kementerian Dalam Negeri menyatakan bahawa pada 2021, 1.2 juta warga China masih berada di negara ni walaupun telah tamat tempoh visa mereka.
Keselamatan Negara Wajib Diutamakan. Dengan 1.2 Juta Pengunjung China Yang Kini Dianggap Pendatang Haram Kerana Terlebih Had Masa Duduk Di Negara Kita, Ternyata Jabatan Imigresen Mempunyai Hak Yang Berasas Untuk Mengetatkan Lagi Saringan Pelawat2 Dari Negeri Itu.