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Sunday, May 31, 2020

The case for the third force By Lt Col Ahmad Ghazali Abu-Hassan

I received this via WhatsApp but I believe it is from The Malaysian Insight. 
I have some comments about this idea about the Third Force at the end here.

The case for the third force -  By Lt Col Ahmad Ghazali Abu-Hassan

THE purging of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his son and their key followers by Bersatu is a positive political development for this country.

Whether they intend to form another party or to fight back from within the Bersatu structure, that should not be our business with which to bother.

Dr Mahathir’s power base is shrinking and to get back into the game he needs allies. For PH, this is the time to shut the door on him for good.

Regardless of the circumstances or scenario, Mahathir and Bersatu should not be allowed back. There is simply too much venomous and filthy Umno DNA in them that could potentially further contaminate the coalition.

The recent collapse of the PH government was a blessing in disguise. 
The traitors and double dealers have been identified.

To ordinary people, we have learnt a great deal about the extent of greed of our political leaders have for power, their hypocrisy and their incompetence.

Take note of these party hopping personalities and remember: never ever trust and vote for them again. Never.

While the character, agenda and the incompetency of the PN government are well known to us, it is good to remember that PH was also not a trustworthy and credible government either. In certain areas, they were also following the same guileful paths taken by the previous BN government.

The promised reforms were not forthcoming. Except during the initial period of their administration when we were elated by a few false starts, the reform agenda appeared to have been thrown by the wayside.

  • Dr Mahathir’s failure to ratify the Icerd and the Rome Statute
  • his willingness to sit on same stage, sing same song with Umno and PAS
  • racially biased, incompetent decisions made by Bersatu cabinet ministers
  • which could have been copied straight from the Umno playbook
  • demonstrated well enough that Umno DNA runs deep within Bersatu.
Not to mention the now dust-gathering IRC report that failed to see the light of day, of the no longer heard of Parliamentary Committee for the selection of top public service positions, the IPCMC and the RCI for the Judiciary; to name a few.

How about the failure to move ahead with the investigations of the mess created by the BN government in dealing with some controversial issues that hint of their abuse of power?

Bersatu arguably was the main stumbling block and reason for PH reform failure.

The breaking up of the PH coalition and the subsequent formation of Muhyuddin-led PN backdoor government was undoubtedly and primarily due to the duplicitous and power-hungry frogs that jumped with him and Mohamed Azmin Ali to the other side.

However, Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim are to be blamed equally. It was their incessant power struggle that created a schism exploited by Umno and PAS to ingeniously rattle and break up the coalition.

Muhyiddin and Azmin merely saw and grabbed the opportunity, to their advantage.

With razor thin majority, propped up by disparate coalition partners that are ever ready to stab him in the back; and the need to consistently buy support to prop up his government, Muhyiddin is standing on a fragile platform.

There is arguably no future for this coalition in the next general election. 
Unless Umno and PAS as two major partners are willing to play second fiddle to Muhyiddin’s Bersatu and continue to endorse him as PM. 
A highly unlikely scenario given the presence of cash flushed, power hungry, big wig Umno warlords waiting in the wings.

It must be remembered that to some of these warlords, their party’s relative standing and their positions in the government are crucial factors that might determine where they would eventually go after the election.

Given this scenario, the possible outcome of GE15 would most likely be uncertain. 
The election could narrowly go either way and a hung parliament would be a possibility.
However, it will also present to the people the opportunity to press for real reform to be implemented. 
We can no longer afford another false start.

In the election, PN or whatever coalition that would emerge would most likely be playing the usual 3R card to win the Malay votes, especially among Umno and PAS supporters.

PH on the other hand would most likely stick to the reform agenda. A convenient theme that worked for them well in the past, despite the lack of specific pronunciation of what it is and how it is going to be achieved, or whether they have the intention to execute it at all.

Both coalitions will be going into battle with heavy baggage on their backs. A post Covid-19 economic environment and how the economic downturn is handled by the PN government will considerably influence the voters voting preference.

For PN, the traditional handing out of goodies for votes and the nurturing of renter mentality may no longer be possible with empty coffers and lower oil prices. Potentially, the 3R card may be placed on the table as a desperate but dangerous option.
  • For ordinary people in the streets who are seeking the reform agenda, we have no choice but to choose the lesser of the two devils.
  • Fortunately our choice is much easier as both are the devils we know. 
  • However, a well-known ground rule is never to trust these devils.
Having experienced and discovered for ourselves 
  • the level of integrity that most of our politicians possess
  • their propensity to jump at every opportunity to grab power / positions
  • their forked tongue promises and 
  • their chameleon like appearance
we have no choice but accept the fact that the future of this country is a serious issue that cannot be left to the politicians alone.

This applies to politicians from both sides of the divide.

In the last election, we made a colossal mistake of throwing our support behind a political coalition that eventually let us down.

We had no leverage to fall back on and once they were in power, we were abandoned and they naturally set their own agenda to prevail.

For the coming election, there has been plenty of talk of the possibility of establishing a non-political people-centric third force  that will provide check and balance to the ruling government, with the leverage to tilt the political balance and most importantly, incorruptible and sincere to the reform agenda.

In this regard, we cannot leave things to chance. 
The third force must be properly organised. 
With its grand strategy and detailed plan clearly outlined.
The preparation must start now with involvement by the civil society groups and individuals that are concerned with the future of this country.
Would the rakyat care to get onboard? 

– May 30, 2020.

* Lt Col Ahmad Ghazali Abu-Hassan is a retired Royal Malay Regiment officer.

* This is the opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insight.

My comments :

First just to play a little of the Devil's Advocate. 

1. How do we know that the civil society groups and individuals who seek reform are themselves any better than the politicians? 

Just because they see the fault in the politicians does not automatically mean they themselves become angels? How so?

So what is the filtering mechanism to weed out the riff raffs from these civil society groups?

If you can support a person who abused his powers and got the Police to arrest, detain and torture a young woman for just writing a letter about his shenanigans then there is something seriously wrong with your value system. You need moral values.

And there are plenty of these amoral folks running around.

2.  The Third Force must be a political party. Because it must field candidates in elections.  If it is not a political party then it can remain an organised NGO but it must still field candidates in the elections - as organised Independents.

Because without winning elections the Third Force will not be able to achieve much.

We are a democracy. We vote. The majority of voters are Malay / Muslims.
If they are not on board then nothing will change.
Get the Malay / Muslims to change their thinking and then there will be change.
This is not impossible.
In fact it is becoming very possible.

Any Third Force that seeks to make changes must reach out to the Malays / Muslims. Among the educated, the intellectuals and the decision makers the Third Force can speak English.
But to reach out to the masses the Third Force must speak Malay.
Because the voting majority speaks Malay.
Can the Third Force do this?
If the Third Force only speaks English then it will not get anywhere.

3. The Third Force must be led by Malays / Muslims.

Otherwise it will not get the support of the voting majority.
Remember Rule No 1 - This is a democracy. Democracies vote.
The majority vote decides. The majority vote is Malay / Muslim.
Any Third Force must deal with this simple reality.

But to be a really effective Third Force it must fully represent ALL Malaysians.
From Sabah to Perlis. No one must be left out. 
Race, Religion and the other Rs are not only irrational but they CAUSE DISASTER.

AGENDA 1 - The Third Force must immediately focus on advanced economic development for all. Some groups will be left behind a little but that IS NOT RELEVANT.

The poor must be helped - regardless of race.

Equal and easy access to education, health care, housing, food, transportation must be prioritised.
Access must be equalised, outcomes cannot and must not.
Outcomes must be decided by each individual person.

Injustices and corruption must be wiped out completely.
All this can be done in double quick time.

4. The Third Force can be English speaking and non Malay in its leadership.

In such event the Third Force  will only be "competing" with the DAP, Gerakan and other multi racial parties. And that is a very long shot. 

And an English speaking Third Force will not be able to attract the majority Malay voters as much.  An English speaking, non Malay led Third Force is therefore a non starter.

5. Alternatively the Third Force need not be a political party or an NGO.

Instead the Third Force can be just a platform.
The Third Force can be just a list of 'To Do' things.
The Third Force can craft and draft a basic Reform Package of say 10 Main Reforms and sell this idea to the people now.

The Third Force can help educate the voters to only vote for candidates / parties which can conform to the Reform Package.
This way the Third Focr only sells an idea.
It need not field any candidates.
Another long shot.

6. Or an existing multi racial party can be convinced to adopt a Reform Agenda promoted by the Third Force. Then the Third Force merges or joins the existing multi racial party. 


Tun Dr Mahathir's Own Political Secretary Confirms Things

This is Zahid Md Arip - Dr Mahathir's last Political Secretary.  I know Zahid.  Whatever your opinion of Zahid Md Arip he is always a straight talker. 

Considering the present set of circumstances, this 6 minute video is very interesting for the information being put out by Zahid. 

Mengapa Muhyidin? Oleh Wan Mohd Shahrir

Wan Mohd Shaharir
Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Tertinggi Bersatu

Mengapa Muhyidin?

Enam bulan yang lepas, seorang rakan Pro PH bertanyakan saya, siapa pengganti Tun Mahathir "if the old man kick the bucket?" Tanpa berkerdip dan sepantas kilat saya menjawab "Muhyidin."

Dia terkejut kerana dia Pro-Anwar. Dia bukan Melayu. Baginya, seperti di janji, rites of passage mesti Anwar. Dan saya memberi hujah-hujah yang akhirnya dia setuju.

Anwar, seperti Tun pemimpin yang aggresif. 
Keduanya 'warlike' dan 'offensive'. 

Seperti Oda Nobunaga, mereka bukan leader jenis berkubu bila diasak. 
Malah mereka akan menyerang dahulu.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin (TSMY) seperti Tokugawa. Teliti, penyabar dan menunggu masa yang sesuai. Dia leader yang jenis 'I will wait for the bird to sing' jika burung enggan menyanyi.

Sejak pemecatan DSAI pada 1998, hingga sekarang politik Malaysia kurang stabil. 
DSAI membawa benchmark baru dalam sejarah pembangkang di Malaysia.

Kita boleh lihat, betapa banyaknya politiking di Malaysia sejak buat julung-julung kali BN tidak mendapat 2/3 majoriti pada tahun 2008 hingga sekarang.

Kerajaan menjadi lemah (dari satu segi bagus untuk check and balance), dan makin banyak politiking dan politik kotor dimainkan oleh kedua-dua pihak. Sedikit sebanyak ini membantutkan usaha pembangunan.

Pengundi makin bosan kerana baik pemerintah maupun pembangkang sibuk bermain politik. Dan sepanjang beberapa siri PRU, banyak factions muncul, dalam sesama parti, serpihan-serpihan parti dan 24 jam orang politik yang memegang kuasa ini terbabit dengan 'Perang politik' yang tak berkesudahan.

Maruah, aib pihak lawan, pemujaan kepada hero-hero politik masing-masing bercambah dan juga kefanatikan kepada ideology. Rakyat sudah letih.

Apabila  DS Najib melakukan sesuatu yang dari segi persepsi sangat menjolok mata (tunggu keputusan mahkamah) di tambah dengan laftenan-laftenannya yang terpalit rampukan Felda, Tabung Haji, tanah DBKL, menyebabkan pembangkang mengembeling tenaga dan berjaya menjatuhkan gergasi politik yang mendominasi politik Malaysia sejak Merdeka. Unprecedented.

Saya sokong usaha Tun Mahathir untuk reform beberapa institusi di Malaysia. 
Saya sokong usaha beliau mengurangkan kuasa orang politik dan kuasa PM dengan hadkan dua penggal sahaja.

Parlimen sebagai melting pot membuat undang-undang dan mewakili suara pengundi perlu lebih diperkasakan. Saya sokong.

Selepas Tun, kita tak perlukan tokoh yang aggressive dan offensive dan lebih minat menyerang kawan dan lawan (siapa di belakang kejatuhan pemimpin Team Wawasan, team sendiri).

Malaysia sudah sangat 'berdarah' dan sudah hilang fokus sejak pemimpin terlibat dalam perang persepsi  'my party is holier than yours'  ini.  Kita tak perlu lagi 'another warlike leader'.

Kita perlu tokoh penyatu. Orang yang penyabar dan lebih diplomatic, boleh membawa puak-puak yang sekian lama kata mengata, cerca mencerca, fitnah memfitnah ini duduk semeja dan reset semula politik Malaysia agar lebih sihat.

Seperti saya pernah katakan, semua parti ada bad applenya tapi ini tak sepatutnya membantutkan usaha jangka panjang demi kebaikan Malaysia.

Untuk bakal penyerang posting ini yang fanatik, perlu saya ingatkan, tulisan ini berdasarkan perbualan dua individu yang rapat dan berlaku enam bulan lepas.

"Jika kita tidak boleh jadikan keadilan itu kuat, kita jadikan kekuatan itu adil" - Pascal.

Wan Mohd Shaharir
Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Tertinggi Bersatu.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Kini Tiba Giliran Masyarakat Islam Mozambique Bunuh Membunuh, Berperang Lawan Bukan Islam !! Allahu Akbar !

Untuk pengetahuan tuan-tuan di benua Afrika terdapat sebuah negara bernama Mozambique. Jumlah penduduknya hampir 30 juta orang.

Pada tahun 2017 hampir 60% penduduknya adalah Kristian, 20% Islam, 7% kepercayaan lain dan 13% tidak mempunyai agama.

Tuan-tuan harus ingat bahawa di Mozambique 60% penduduk Kristian,  7% orang kepercayaan lain dan 13% orang yang tidak mempunyai agama tidak mempunyai masalah antara mereka. 

Maksudnya 80% penduduk Mozambique boleh hidup bersama secara aman dan damai.

Tetapi baru ini - disebabkan pengaruh puak syaitan wahabi - 20% penduduk Islam di Mozambique sudah mula berbunuh dan berperang dengan majoriti 80% penduduk Kristian, kepercayaan lain dan yang tidak beragama. 

Di sini ada sedikit berita, dipetik daripada Soufan Center (click di sini)  :


northern Cabo Delgado region experiencing significant increase in terrorist attacks
formation of Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah most active terrorist group in Mozambique
influenced by prominent Somali connected to al-Shabaab

Since Oct 2017 jihadists exploited economic, socio-political grievances 
laid groundwork for devastating insurgency in sub-Saharan Africa

2020 saw significant increase in attacks in north 
attributed to Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah (ASWJ)

200,000 people displaced by ongoing violence
Ahlul Sunnah Wal Jamaah major driver of escalating violence in Mozambique

initially formed by followers of Sheikh Aboud Rogo 
Kenya-based radical imam, supports Somali-based al-Shabaab

Sheikh Rogo called for formation of Islamic state in East Africa
ASWJ has elevated profile, carrying out brazen attacks 
burning villages, destroying schools, trade (maritime ports)

ASWJ launching deadly attacks
recruiting, disrupting supply lines
undermining security for population
2019, ISIS announced ASWJ part of Central Africa Province branch (ISCAP)
includes jihadists from Congo (DRC)
ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks in Mozambique, Congo in June 2019

March 2020, ASWJ terrorists took control of Mocimboa da Praia
20,000 population, overrunning territory, raising ISIS flag

OSTB : Sajalah, kalau tuan-tuan rasa boring pada pagi Jumaat ini, bolehlah baca sedikit berita berkenaan karenah dan angkara  puak syaitan wahabi di benua Afrika. Mereka tidak mempunyai kerja lain.