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Out with the emperor Najib

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Najib more like emperor than PM, says former minister Published: 30 April 2015 5:08 PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak is acting more like an emperor than a prime minister, says former Umno minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. – The Malaysian Insider pic, April 30, 2015.Datuk Seri Najib Razak is acting more like an emperor than a prime minister, says a former Umno minister, adding to the chorus of voices urging him to step down. Writing in his blog, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said like an emperor Najib was rich and did not feel the need to account for his actions or explain anything to anyone despite intense criticism levelled at his governance and some of his government’s policies. "Datuk Seri Najib Razak thinks he is Louis XIV. That infamous French King proudly declared that he was literally the state of France (L’etat cest moi), which meant that whatever he said was the law and no other authority mattered.
"No one could or had the right to question him. He spent the state’s money as he liked and …

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for Prime Minister

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Dr M must move fast, or it’s Ku Li for PM  | April 29, 2015 Muhyiddin will lose out if Parliament seizes the initiative to oust Najib,
says Shahbudin Husin. PETALING JAYA: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will be anointed Prime
Minister if Parliament seizes the initiative from Dr Mahathir Mohamad in bringing
about the ouster of Najib Abdul Razak, according to political analyst Shahbudin Husin. Otherwise, he says, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be the man. Reviewing the debate currently raging on the issue, Shahbudin says Mahathir’s
choice of Muhyiddin will be supported by “the lower levels of Umno” while
Razaleigh will have the backing of Pakatan Rakyat and perhaps some MPs from
Umno as well as Barisan Nasional representatives from Sabah and Sarawak. He says Muhyiddin’s chances will depend on how fast Mahathir moves, although
he notes that the former prime minister appears to have stepped up his campaign
against Najib, with more frequent mentions of Muhy…

Dr M should name Ku Li as next PM, says Zaid

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Dr M should name Ku Li as next PM, says former law minister Published: 27 April 2015 5:21 PM A former minister suggests that Umno veteran Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah be named as a candidate to take over as prime minister. – The Malaysian Insider pic, April 27, 2015.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should name Umno veteran Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah as his choice for the next prime minister, if he truly wants to save Umno, a former minister has said. By naming Tengku Razaleigh, popularly known as Ku Li, Malaysians will be more receptive to Dr Mahathir's call for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to be replaced, as the Kelantan prince has all the qualities of a capable leader, said Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. "I believe that by proposing Tengku Razaleigh, Dr Mahathir’s roadshows will be more meaningful.
“People will see Dr Mahathir’s efforts as not just seeking to replace the train driver with someone more suited to his liking – but rather to change the train itself, which is more suited to the n…

Pick Ku Li, not Muhyiddin

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Pick Ku Li, not Muhyiddin, Ariff Sabri tells Dr M  | April 27, 2015 Don't choose the best of the worst to replace Najib, says the Raub MP. PETALING JAYA: Raub MP Ariff Sabri has pleaded with former premier Mahathir
Mohamad not to pick “the best among the worst” as replacement for Prime Minister
Najib Abdul Razak. In his latest blog entry, Ariff expresses fear that Mahathir may endorse Deputy
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin or anyone else from the current hierachy of
Umno leaders. He says the best person from Umno to take the Prime Minister’s
 job is party veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. Referring to the DPM’s tenure as Johor Menteri Besar and reports alleging that
he sold plenty of land to Chinese businessmen, he says Muhyiddin has left a
record that is not much better than Najib’s. “He smells nice because he hasn’t become PM. His wife smells nice because
she’s not yet a PM’s wife.” Ariff cautions his readers against being “mesmerised” by Mahathir. “Mahathir is not …

Malaysia can go bankrupt if Dr M’s warnings on 1MDB ignored

Malaysia can go bankrupt if Dr M’s warnings on 1MDB ignored, says Mat Taib

Malaysia could go bankrupt if Umno continues to ignore Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's warnings on the debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said former Umno vice-president Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib. Muhammad said this was possible if Umno continued to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's leadership, which he said was fraught with greed and weaknesses. "If Umno members continue to throw their support behind a leader who has lost his capabilities and is extraordinarily greedy, at this rate the country could become bankrupt," Muhammad, who is popularly known as Mat Taib, told The Malaysian Insider.
The former Selangor menteri besar had attended Dr Mahathir's meet-the-people session over the weekend, which saw the former prime minister reiterating his criticisms against Najib.

Muhammad, who is now a PAS member, said Dr Mahathir's criticisms stemmed from concern and disappoi…

GST – government says ‘thanks’ to patriotic Malaysians

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GST – government says 
‘thanks’ to patriotic Malaysians byEdmund Lee
GST WATCH: Some ofthe morecreative minds among us have coined 'GST' as Government Says Thanks! I believe this appears to be most appropriate after what all that had transpired over the past three weeks since the GST was introduced in Malaysia on April 1. I am also amazed by the efficiency of our Umno-led BN government in implementing the GST while other more pressing issues like crime, urban poverty and rising costs of living are allegedly approached in a rather indifferent manner. But they are the government. They know what's right forus even thoughthere's hardly anything left for us to know. They decide what's best for the country notwithstanding that the best is anybody's guess. They need funds for development in the name of modernisation and progress to enable us to compete with the world's best and join the ranks of the elite nations in a special club known as 'The First World Countries&…

Greenpeace wants Jokowi to #StopTheHaze

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Greenpeace wants Jokowi to #StopTheHaze

Greenpeace has launched the #StopTheHaze email campaign to urge Indonesian President Joko Widodo to put a stop to peatland-draining in the country—which leads to the annual haze that affects the people of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia itself. Jokowi made a visit to Sungai Tohor village in Riau to investigate the source of the annual haze shortly after assuming office last year, and witnessed firsthand the peatland draining for palm oil and pulp plantations. While there, Jokowi joined locals in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest, and promised to put an end to the problem. Greenpeace intends to remind Jokowi of his promise and wants to help ensure that total peatland protection policies are in place before the next dry season. In particular, the email petition campaign calls for the passing of zero deforestation legislation in Indonesia, which will end the practice of draining peatland for palm oil and pulp plantations. The …