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Sakmongkol ak 47

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Road for Salvation.

This article is an English Language interpretation of the previous article I wrote in Bahasa Melayu. 
For the first time after a much extended interval, I find myself in agreement with one statement which Najib made. He has announced that the government will not sell MAS. Or rather it was reported he said so. He could very well turn around to say he was misquoted. Or it could also be a charade where the leaders of this administration play bad cop-good cop routine. It seems strange that when people like Idris Jala whom Najib trusts wholeheartedly and Mahathir whom Najib is completely intimidated with are saying MAS should be sold, Najib is saying no. This must be a first in Najib’s deceptive armament.
I hope this is a consistent statement on Najib’s part. Hopefully it isn’t a ruse to demonstrate that Najib has a backbone to defy Mahathir. We have to wait because Mahathir hasn’t come out with guns blazing. We shall see Najib’s constitution when Mahathir makes noises and whether Najib will maintain his no sale of MAS stand. Be prepared to hear of a volte-face when Najib says on reasons of new facts, my government thinks MAS is ready to be sold. What if the buyer is Malindo Air where Najib has many friends there?
So for the time being, I shall suspend my cynicism and grudgingly accept that Najib does seem to have a backbone although I can’t seem to pinpoint its location.  
Malays should not be surprised that Najib has appointed Shahrizat as a special advisor. Maybe Shahrizat has some edge over Najib and Rosmah. Rosmah and Shahrizat were friends since Tunku Kurshiah College. Their friendship continued when Najib was courting Rosmah. Shahrizat played the role of inn-keeper!
Appointing people like Shahrizat is second nature to Najib. He has this penchant of surrounding himself with unsavoury characters and simply bad people. In Pekan Najib retains the village heads who steal land, who distribute land among friends and family, who monopolised distribution of felcra shares among family members and friends. He surrounds himself with the corrupt and the pliant and submissive.
How can the Malays advance when the leadership offered to them consists of the corrupt and dishonest? Will Malays progress if UMNO offers leaders such as Isa Samad, Anuar Musa , Shahrizat, Noh Omar and other dubious characters. Will the village prosper if the village heads consist of the riff-raff, the village bully, the school gardener, the layabouts, and the school and bank jagas?
So once again! How true indeed was the singular observation by that great Malay thinker Zaaba in 1927. The Malay predicament and their sorry lot is the result of bad leadership of their own kind. Najib is continuing the lie perpetrated on the Malays by UMNO that they need UMNO for their future. The advancement and progress of the Malays require first and foremost, good leadership, good people and good government. What is Najib offering to Malays? A placebo effect solution. By attributing the sorry state of Malays to others, most notably to the Chinese, Malays can improve their lot?
If the other races in Malaysia surge ahead of Malays, that must be attributed to the intrinsic abilities of these people. If they make extraordinary profit, then it is highly likely, that it is achieved with the connivance of the Malay leadership. The Malay leadership has caused the unhappy situation allowing one section of the community to surge far ahead of others.
As an example, how is it possible for many Chinese to open up large land areas in the jungles of Raub Pahang? That is because the Malay officers and local leaders allowed that to happen. It’s also because the Malay leadership also grabbed land, steal timber and so forth. Its professional courtesy among thieves to respect each other’s profession. If the Malay officers and leadership didn’t close their eyes, how can that happen? If the trees have grown after 30-40 years and have given earnings to the tillers, what have the Malay officers done during that time? Sleeping?
Why has it been possible for timber barons to cut down trees at will more than their concessions permit? And they get honorific titles such as Tan Sri and Dato Sri? Because the Malay officers closed one or both eyes and allowed the illegal logging. Because the Malay officers were greased. The timber thieves get honorific titles from Malay leaders.
So when Malays get placed last in the race for progress, blame it on the Malay leadership. That was what Zaaba said in 1927.
Let us get back to Dr Mahathir. No, we shall not excuse and give allowance to him. If he says the wrong things we whack him. Let us not ask Mahathir what to do with MAS. He is the last person to ask for a solution. Mahathir may be speaking on behalf of Tony Fernandez or Syed Mokhtar. Or he may be listening to the caressing whispers of Nor Mod Yakob the man responsible for many of corporate Malaysia’s shenanigans. We should instead ask Tan Sri Aziz Abdul Rahman who helmed MAS for  a number of years leaving RM5billion in cash reserves when he retired from MAS.
Why should we sell off MAS? Mahathir of course believes in privatisation because to him, it means piratisation. He allocates money-earning assets to cronies and friends. Wasn’t he the one who allocated MAS to Tajudin Ramli? What happened? At the end of Tajudin’s tour of duty and what on onerous duty that was, the government had to pay RM1.8bilion to get back MAS and forgave Tajudin for the debt of more than RM500 million. So why must we listen to Mahathir?  He has done enough for this country.
Like Daim told me- history will judge Mahathir on one point only. On corruption. And I do not think there is anyone with deeper knowledge on who Mahathir is other thanDr Siti Hasmah and Tun Daim. Daim once told me that Mahathir can’t disengage from him for more than 3 moths.
Why was it possible for MAS to make money during Tan Sri Aziz’s tour of duty? This proves that what MAS needs more than anything else is leadership by high calibre business minded people with the discipline, courage, honesty, disciplined dedication and loyal to the nation. Let us start by retiring the Panamera Brigade in MAS and have the SPRM pay them a visit.
Sadly, Mahathir intervenes and tinkled with everything. He is a control maniac. So when Mahathir gave his advice on what to do with MAS with the strained and quivering voice of an almost 90 year-old person, Mahathir is actually proposing the piratisation of our country’s assets. He believes not in privitasation but piratisation. Let us politely decline his advice with respect.
He has dominated our country for 22 years. The political tension in which we find ourselves today is much caused by Mahathir. Mahathir sowed the seeds of mistrust among the races in Malaysia. He has sowed dissension among the Malys in the country. When will the Malays realise that Mahathir is not all Malay in there. Mahathir actually despised the Malays for not accepting that he is as Malay and any other Malay.
To Mahathir privatisation simply means to privatise profits but socialise the losses. Enjoy profits privately but let society share the costs.


Anonymous,  21 August 2013 at 13:54  


Japan has Abenomics, and certainly Malaysia does not lack behind with its Mahathirnomics. And Mahathirnomics is synonymous with Thatchernomics.

Selling off national assets at the expense of the rakyat is the only means that can make individuals quite wealthy, don't you think?


pesfreak 21 August 2013 at 15:24  

dato, last paragraph tu byk benor misspelled, ngantuk ke? huhu

Anonymous,  21 August 2013 at 15:46  

Honestly Dato, can we trust Najib again? He is a well known liar and weakling.

Anonymous,  21 August 2013 at 18:09  

Dear Dato Sak,
A classic write-up and a well dissected analysis by an evolving master politician with his stratospheric reasoning which an enlightened mind can only fathom.
On another facade, MAS is actually a money making enterprise putting whoever there. When it is run by honest managers, the money will trickle back to state coffers. Most times, we have incapable unscrupulous managers helming it arm-twisted by interested politicians and the supposed profits plus the principals all leaked into the pockets of cronies via many corrupt and wasteful practices thus putting MAS into the red in perpetuity.
I can't see MAS making any headway with political interference, leeches from the highest and the lowest in the hierachy earning extra pocket monies as though it is their birthrights, and suppliers all circling MAS like vultures zooming in on the carcass given the first opportunities.
The fish rots from its head. Only a regime change to one that puts honesty, tranparency and complete disdain for corruption practices will stop the losses.
Privatization or piratzation or the government of the day owning it 100% will result in status quo- the all too familiar billion dollar losses per year.
The nation's losss is many cronies' gain. Otherwise who own the lamborghini, porshe, BMWs and other exotic cars plying our highways in numbers everyday.

Anonymous,  21 August 2013 at 21:02  

Knowing Najib, when he says no means the opposite.

bruno,  21 August 2013 at 21:15  

Dato,the only other reason I can think of why Najib is stuck with Isa Samad,Anuar Musa,Sharizat,Nor Omar and other dubious characters.They are among the very best of the very worst of the crowd Najib has around him.

And one other name you forget to mention,Nasri and his bald headed special officer thuggigh son.Nasri with his ignorance and attitude problems should follow the Chinese officials examples.Send their children to Ivy league schools and colleges,study very hard and later on land a job on their own merits in the most prestigious firms on the planet.Be it in China or elsewhere on this planet.And there is nothing the SEC or any red eye losers can say or do about it.

Anonymous,  22 August 2013 at 02:00  

yada yada yada najib, mahathir, umno, hisham, zahid, etc etc all bad.....paklah, kj, kit siang, guan eng, anwar etc etc etc all good....

what else is new with your articles??

nothing new ...all same....BORING!!!

Anonymous,  22 August 2013 at 05:20  

Yes bruno,Najib should consider Antony Lok, Theresa Kok who secured the biggest votes and many more good opposition leaders to set parti perpaduan moving together to contribute positively for Malaysia, not bang bang and thank you man type!!.Too bad they continue to be in opposition all this while.For LKS and Karpal Singh all their political life.Lets do it in GE 14 then ehh...if we can , Malaysia boleh !!

Is DAP that good? .Please give me just two or three Malays winning in coming CEC then I salute this so called multiracial DAP else susahlah bro.I mean real Malays not Zairil type.Glad DAP finally accept ROS and decided not sueing ROS.Fair request right?.Ahmmm..

Anonymous,  22 August 2013 at 07:27  

anon at 0200

hello MF anon sob? kalai boring apa pasal baca? tulis lah kamu artikel supaya kami membaca nya. boring pencacai UMNO standard tingkatan 5 gred 3!

bumi-non-malay 22 August 2013 at 10:20  

Zairil of DAP is Not MALAY.....that is correct...he is Chinese Masuk Islam.... and should NOT be called Malay....

But Lots of Lame, Sick, racist Islam Insulting UMNO Malays cannot see Tun Bapa Kemerosotan malaysia as NOT Malay......

How come an obvious thing can be seen differently?? Is the UMNO brain washing of Malay so terror...Is the PUKAU so bad with UMNO Malays.....??

Fortunately 40% malays support UMNO......USE the 60% to Hentam UMNO malays proper!! wake up to reality!!

Anonymous,  22 August 2013 at 13:51  


Zairil is not Melayu turin. So too that mamak who could walk on water.

But, they r constitutionalised Melayu!

Why the double standard? Is that reason why someone of them have to act Melayu terlampau Melayu, at least superficially, just to gain acceptance into the cartel-within-the-tribe?

That mamak has done very well with this game. So much so that he could now directly insult the Melayu openly & yet still be praised as given ayahanda advices! The Rezduans of this bolihland has a lot more to learn.

Dris,  22 August 2013 at 20:34  

This is a brilliantly written commentary exposing the foul deeds of people in high positions. They are the root cause of Malaysia's falling so far behind Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. They are truly penderhaka to the country. Thank you very much for telling things as they really are.

The main stream media is so frightened (rightly so) of having their printing/publication license taken away that they, like a neutered cat, have confined themselves to purring soothingly and softly everyday so as not to upset their political masters and thus are happy to churn out inane articles which even those readers with half a brain will toss aside after reading the first couple of sentences.

Deer Hunter,  22 August 2013 at 22:25  

What UMNO wants to do for their leaders old and new should not be of concern to other party members like PKR, DAP and even Pas.That goes to Mahathir as well.He is no longer our PM and he does not decide because he is not in the govt.He still has a place in many Malaysians heart.Che Det blog receives excellent responses.

Lets not talk bad about others.Look at yourself.Beat them politically if you can and that will be in PRU 14.

SamYap,  22 August 2013 at 23:32  

Hi Deer Hunter
22 August 2013 22:25

You seem like a reasonable fellow. But I think you are a bit muddled about what it means to "talk bad about others". In this article and other articles, Raub MP is merely telling the facts from his perspective. Its up to us whether we agree with his reasoning.The honourable Raub MP is also acting as a voice for the rakyat who may share the same thoughts as him but we do not have the platform to voice our grievances.

It is deemed bad form only when one makes baseless or sweeping negative statements. Some, like the UMNO trolls who visit this blog, sometimes make snide and rude comments. Those are useless and adds no value to our understanding of local politics other than the fact that UMNO is now resorting to cyber bullying.

So, Deer Hunter, there is a distinction between what are facts and what is "talking bad". Surely, you wouldn't want a rep like the Pahang MB or Bung Mokhtar to represent you?

I think its important to have someone like Raub MP to be around to offer alternative point of views and debate the issues which ails our nation. In the process of debate, filth will be thrown up and worms will crawl out. That's inevitable.

You may not like it, but brother, that is how bad it is now in our country.


Anonymous,  27 August 2013 at 02:40  

"Che Det blog receives excellent responses"?

I'm sorry, that blog has nothing but the serial rambling of the same sycophants talking to each other in a closed conversation.

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