Catch bribe givers, not bribe takers, Umno delegate says

UMNO AGM The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should go after those who give bribes and not those who take it, said an Umno delegate in jest.

“If no one gives, then no one will take,” Negeri Sembilan delegate Syamsul Amri Ismail quipped.

On a more serious note, Syamsul Amri called on Umno delegates to strengthen their religious resolve and reject corruption, and uphold the trust bestowed upon them.

Quoting the Prophet Muhammad, he said: “Unfaithful are those who don’t keep their trust.”

He then related a humourous conversation about how to reject bribes.

A: Here is RM50.
B: Don’t bribe me.

A: RM100?
B: Don’t test me.

A: RM500?
B: You’re going too far.

A: RM700?
B: You’re really testing my patience.

A: RM1,000?
B: Don’t say it so loudly.

The crowd burst into laughter at the last line.

“This (attitude) is what we need to get rid off,” Syamsul Amri said. Continue reading

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Don’t take us for granted, Sarawak tells Feds

BN Backbenchers warn of possible election setback if federal govt’s promises not fulfilled

Adenan (second right) and his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu at the dinner with DUN Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar (right) and Abdullah.

<img class=”size-full wp-image-631852″ src=”” alt=”Adenan (second right) and his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu at the dinner with DUN Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar (right) and Abdullah. ” width=”660″ height=”447″ />Adenan (second right) and his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu at the dinner with DUN Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar (right) and Abdullah.

KUCHING: The federal government should not assume that the state will remain Barisan Nasional’s (BN) fixed deposit during the next general election if it fails to keep its promises.

State Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club(BNBBC) chairman Abdullah Saidol, who is Semop assemblyman, said all the federal government’s promises and pledges must be fulfilled.

“The federal government should keep its word as promised during the (last) general election by giving positive feedback and confidence to the negotiations with the state government.

“Frankly speaking, Sarawak BNBBC’s stand is that if the promises made during the last election are not fulfilled and if there is no positive response, the federal government should not regard us as its fixed deposit,” he said during the BNBBC dinner on Wednesday.

The chief political secretary to the Chief Minister said the state BNBBC will nevertheless go all out to help state BN parliamentary candidates win their seats. Continue reading

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Najib emulating Nazi tactics, Kit Siang returns fire

Lim Kit Siang has refuted Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s claim that Pakatan Harapan is using lies as propaganda similar to Nazi Germany.

On the contrary, the veteran DAP leader accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of emulating Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels tactics and telling lies.

The lies, according to him, is when Najib claimed the next general election would be a contest between Umno and DAP as well as that DAP is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, and that a nightmare would befall the Malays if Umno is defeated in the polls.

These three “big lies”, he said, fitted the definition that “if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it,” which Zahid claimed Harapan was doing.

According to Lim, the next general election would be a contest between Umno and the collective might of Harapan. Continue reading

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Are you still ‘Malay first’? Umno rep asks Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a meeting in Parliament, Kuala Lumpur November 8, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 ― Former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was a “racist”, according to Penang Umno delegate Datuk Dr Shaik Hussein Mydin.

Speaking at the Umno general assembly today, he reminded attendees of Muhyiddin’s declaration in 2010 that he was “Malay first, Malaysian second” and questioned if the latter’s stance has changed since his cooperation with the DAP.

“I want to ask him, is he still Malay first or Malaysian first now? Please answer,” he said while debating the president’s policy speech at the Umno assembly today.

“He used to be so racist in all those years I knew him. (DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng) would cry if he heard the things he said. But now he is working with them,” he added.

Muhyiddin formed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia after he was sacked from Umno, and later brought his party into the Pakatan Harapan opposition pact that includes DAP. Continue reading

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Beautiful co-pilot of doomed South American flight gave an interview from cockpit before the flight

Australian Women's WeeklyAustralian Women’s Weekly

This is so tragic. Heartbreaking video footage has emerged from inside the cockpit of doomed Lamia flight to Colombia.

The footage shows co-pilot Sisy Arias, 29, being interviewed ahead of flight and talking about how proud she was transporting Brazilian football team Chapecoense to their Copa Sudamericana final.

“We are ready to offer them the best service,” she said. “One thing that is very important to know is that the team is using a Bolivian airline to take them to Medellin, even though they are a Brazilian team.”

Sisy, who was also a famous model in Columbia, was celebrating her first flight as co-pilot on a civilian flight. Continue reading

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How many still spiritually with Umno, Anina asks Khairy


KUALA LUMPUR: Former Langkawi Umno member Anina Saadudin has asked Khairy Jamaluddin if he knows how many of his party’s three million members are still “spiritually with Umno”.

She said the Umno leaders should know by now whether the members still had faith in them.

“Khairy should focus on bringing back the Umno spirit instead of worrying about us (PPBM) or how many support us.

“There are many members at the (Umno general) assembly but do they still have faith in Umno? If not, they should ask themselves, why not?”

The PPBM Wanita chief said Khairy should work to restore faith in the party instead of waging a political war on PPBM, unless Umno viewed the new party as a big threat.

“He should be asking why they are facing this (problem). Why are many Umno members wondering if they should stay with the party?” she told FMT when asked to comment on Khairy’s address to Umno delegates. Continue reading

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Malaysians worry Trump will drop a corruption investigation into his “favorite prime minister”

Written by Joon Ian Wong

Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak may have hundreds of thousands of his countrymen calling for his resignation—embroiled as he is in a multi-billion-dollar corruption case—but he has one thing to be grateful for: His onetime golfing partner is the next president of the United States, whose justice department happens to be pursuing that very same corruption case.

Najib has been talking up his close ties to Trump to the media. He recounted a victorious golf game played years ago at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey to the Star, a Malaysian daily. Najib had been in town for the United Nations General Assembly, and wanted to enjoy some R&R with his Malaysian delegation. Trump, hearing about the group, appeared and joined the game. So Najib and Trump partnered up.

At the game’s conclusion, Trump posed for a photo with Najib and the late Malaysian ambassador to the US, Jamaluddin Jarjis, and autographed it. It was inscribed: “To my favorite Prime Minister. Great win!” according to Najib. The Malaysian PM said he keeps the photo on his desk. “I did it before [Trump] became as famous as he is today,” Najib told the Star.

Najib is now reaping the rewards of that intuition. He says he had a “very warm and productive” phone call with his former golfing partner, and that ties between the two countries would be further strengthened.

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