Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Don't believe in Covid-19 lies

 I think KJ did well with this,

Khairy tells why vaccine supplies have been slow

excerpts;

He said the vaccination rate of Malaysia depended on vaccine supply, which is monopolised by countries in the EU. Advanced Asian countries including Japan were also left behind, compared to the EU, US and the UK.

Khairy said the process of vaccination in Malaysia should be compared to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines where Malaysia was ahead and almost catching up with Japan.

He said the unfair supply of vaccine has long been raised because the UK bought the vaccine five times its population and similarly with Canada.

It was only after advanced countries had achieved herd immunity did countries such as the US, Japan and even China start supplying vaccines, for which Malaysia has been waiting for so long.

I believe in his explanation because I have a friend in Japan who has yet to receive his vaccine jabs.

My friend lives in a big city there, so I guess those in the rural areas of that country are more likely not yet vaccinated too.

So, Malaysia is not that far worse when it comes to Covid-19 vaccination than the super efficient Japan.

And I heard Taiwan is also struggling with its vaccination effort.

It's not about being efficient, but rather the availability of the vaccine.

Anyway, KJ had also said more vaccines are coming soon so that the inoculation process could be hasten further and we may even be back to normal by year end.

There have even been reports that we may have GE15 soon once we overcome the pandemic.

It's good to be positive like that

Honestly, I'm a bit tired of those who keep saying that the country is doomed.

The way I see it, there are too many out there who are trying to capitalise on our worries.

I don't really like the current government, but when its critics started to paddle nonsense on Covid-19  in order to take over Putrajaya, I told myself that I don't want such people to take over.

They really shouldn't exploit our vulnerabilities to get what they want.

That makes them no better than those in government now....or even worse.

Even if we are angry with the government, we shouldn't resort to lies to achieve our objectives.

That's simply not sustainable as proven by what happened with the Pakatan government of 22 months.

They projected an image of a totally corrupt BN government even though they knew it was not as bad as they depicted and once in power they turned out to be no better or even worse than that.

It's the same thing this time. They are using lies again to get what they want without offering any guarantee that they could do any better.

The worse thing is that, they are doing it amidst real sufferings and deaths caused by the pandemic.

I want a change of government too, but not that way.

And I don't want those liars to be the next government .

Friday, 18 June 2021

Better get ready for GE15...and more Covid deaths

A friend in Japan asked me yesterday what to make of the Rulers' decision for parliament to reconvene.

I told him that they have most likely did so because they were trying to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular Muhyiddin's administration.

I believe that the Rulers felt that Muhyiddin and his gang are making them looked bad.

For instance, the state of Emergency issue got the Agong entangled in it with people believing that he was in cahoot with Muhyiddin by allowing it to happen.

I was reliably informed that one of the Sultans had even refused to take calls from the PM prior to the Conference of Rulers meeting on Wednesday.

Now the pressure is on for the parliament to be reconvened and Muhyiddin has to deal with it on his own.

His people are now selling the idea that parliament should reconvene in September or October and I think that's because they are trying to buy as much time as possible to make sure they have enough MPs on their side to face a no confidence vote which is almost certain to come.

Well, for one thing, the vaccination process is now getting better and this is important because the more people have it, the less anger there would be against the government.

Businesses may even be okay again with more people vaccinated.

This is what Muhyiddin's opponents don't want to happen when it's time for them to table that no confidence motion.

They want to do it now while the government struggles and fumbles, so that it could be used to justify themselves taking over Putrajaya.

Looking at things the way they are now, I think Muhyiddin will indeed hang on to power as this is after all a matter of survival.

He can't give up the fight because if he does so ,he would not only be condemning himself but also those who have been supporting him.

As I previously wrote, let's say Pakatan takes over, I'm quite sure people like Azmin and the other PKR turncoats will have their asses fried by Anwar.

They will indeed fight back and persuade Muhyiddin not to give up.

After all, they still have the edge of being the ones who hold state powers now.

I'm quite sure Muhyiddin would even try to cut a deal, especially with Umno, to make sure he has enough number in parliament to face a possible onslaught by Anwar and gang.

Anwar will of course try the same thing, but I have a feeling that Muhyiddin will win on this one as he, being in power has more to offer.

Then there's DAP inside the Anwar's camp which many Umno people may still probably find hard to accept as their ally.

Anyway, even if Anwar somehow managed to get Umno inside his pocket, Muhyiddin still have the option to dissolve parliament and call for a fresh election.

I was hoping for this not to happen because of the pandemic but it's now becoming a very likely scenario.

Sarawak, for one, is getting prepared for its state election with the end of the Emergency.

In the event of a snap election, I think Muhyiddin and his people may even be willing to compromise with Umno/BN or even be its junior partner to form a solid Malay Muslim block along with PAS against Pakatan.

His Pribumi Bersatu's motto may even be changed to "Asal Bukan Pakatan".

Azmin, for instance may likely think it's better to be bullied by Umno than getting his ass fried by Anwar in revenge for the Sheraton Move. Pakatan led by Anwar may just throw some corruption charges against him the way they did to Umno leaders after GE14. 

Sigh. That kind of quarrels can be quite bitter, you know.

Anyway, the election will of course cause another wave of Covid-19 infections and more people will die.

That actually goes without saying. For the sake of democracy, I would say. 

Quite expensive this democracy thing, actually.

Well, let's just hope that by that time, the majority of Malaysians are already vaccinated, so that not too many of us will die because the country needs to decide who should lead it.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Pushing for a new government now may lead to an election amidst the pandemic

The Agong has met with Muhyiddin and leaders of political parties ahead of the Rulers Council meeting on Wednesday, supposedly to decide on the state of Emergency which will end on Aug 1.

So, what will happen?

From what I read, most wanted the Emergency to end and parliament to reconvene.

Fine, but why does the parliament needs to be reconvened?

Is it because we need to ensure the present government does its job properly, especially in managing the Covid-19 crisis, or is it to replace the government altogether?

I have been against the Emergency from the start, but doesn't like the idea of changing the government while the pandemic is still raging across the country.

After all, there is no evidence that a new government would handle the crisis any better.

Yes, they all said they are better than the current government, but that's just them saying.

The same when Pakatan said they were better than BN and when given the power they proved that they are no better or probably even worse.

Furthermore, we are now in a middle of a real war with the pandemic and things can get messy if we try to change the country's leadership now.

Let's say the parliament reconvenes and a no confidence motion be tabled against Muhyiddin, do those who initiate it have enough votes?

And are we certain Muhyiddin will wait and does nothing till that point?

I have a feeling that he may dissolves the parliament even before that happened.

Then we will have a most intense general election amidst the pandemic.

This terrible scenario really shouldn't be discounted.

I believe Muhyiddin has learnt from the Sabah state election fiasco which kickstarted the current Covid-19 wave - the blame is not on the one who dissolved the state assembly, but on those who pushed for a new state government.

Yup, people blamed Umno for that one (even though Pribumi Bersatu is the real winner) and not Shafie Apdal who dissolved the assembly to trigger the state election instead of handing over power after a count of chairs in the hall.

Well, Muhyiddin may do it as he has nothing much to lose, I guess.

Anyway, even if Muhyiddin is willing to hand over power after a vote of no confidence against him, others in his camp are not likely going to give up without a fight.

People like Azmin and the other PKR turncoats know they are dead meat if Anwar, for instance takes over the government.

They would rather go down fighting.

Others who have problem with Anwar may also side with the Muhyiddin's camp.

I don't think Dr Mahathir for one, wants to wait and see whether Anwar will let him be after all those years spending time in prison because of him and then being cheated out of the PM seat when Pakatan collapsed last year.

There's no way Dr Mahathir really think Anwar is better than Muhyiddin as PM, at least not as far as his personal interests are concerned.

Then there's Umno, which has not really committed anything other than saying that parliament should reconvene to provide check and balance to what the government is doing, especially in handling the pandemic.

Nothing bombastic has come out of them so far, which is good.

Unlike Pakatan people who have started talking about a new government, Umno seems to be muted in that department.

They probably want to maintain their previous stance which was they will not try to push for a change of  government as long as the pandemic is still raging.

That's unless of course if the government haven't done anything extraordinarily horrible.

For that, I feel that the current government may not be as efficient as many wish it to be, but it has not been too horrible either.

Well, at least I can't say that they are much worse than the previous Pakatan government. Really.

So, as far as I'm concerned, I don't want a change of government until the Covid-19 war has been won or at least until the situation has reached a manageable level.

Elections, for me, need to be avoided at all cost till then.

And yes, if there is going to be a change of government, I rather it to be done via a proper election instead of other means, including a count of chairs in the parliament.

Only a government, properly chosen by the people via an election, could put this country back on its track.

Otherwise we will be stuck with one bad government after another.

But again, election must only be held after the pandemic is over.

For now, I rather bear with the current government rather than changing it with another one, which may even be worse.

Whatever it is, I just hope that it will not lead to an election amidst the pandemic, which is the worst case scenario.

May Allah protect Malaysia.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Whacking the Agong is not going to help win Covid war

 I think some people are getting a bit too emotional because of Covid-19 now that they are lashing out at simply anything and everything.

Blame the government, blame Muhyiddin, blame the health minister, blame KJ, blame DG Noor Hisham, and the latest blame the Agong also.

Yes, so many new cases, so many deaths, but would the lashing out do any good?

I don't think so.

Just yesterday, a terrified Noor Hisham pleaded for Malaysians to stay home after seeing the thousands of cars exiting KL to escape the coming lockdown despite the interstate travel ban and soaring number of infections and deaths

How they got through the roadblocks?

Same way as during Hari Raya that day, I guess. Here's the story on that one;

Covid-19 Aidilfitri clusters because 200,000 lied to cross state borders

Why don't blame those people?

And what the hell blaming and insulting the Agong over Covid-19 for?

Even the usually not so smart PKR leaders knew that,

After video purportedly insulting Agong, PKR man faces the sack

Saw the news that the PKR guy has now been remanded by the police.

Buta-buta saja kena.

What can the Agong do anyway?

For all intents and purposes, the only authority that matter in the country now are the one hold by the healthcare people.

If they say no, even the Agong can't do anything.

Do you all really think the Agong enjoy seeing what's happening now?

I don't think so.

Muhyiddin like this? No.

I don't think anyone like seeing the rising number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.

I refuse to believe such accusations, like the one the other day when they accused the Agong, KJ and who else as trying to profit from the supply of Covid-19 vaccines.

Hey, I don't like the current government too but not to the point of throwing accusations blindly at everyone I dislike.

Come on la, be sensible about it.

This is after all a war.

A real war where a lot of people actually died.

Those in charge may have made some mistakes but that does not mean we should defy everything that they asked us to do.

The vaccination process is slow, ya, but does that mean we should defy the stay home order?

I don't think so.

We have to do our part too, okay.

If we don't like the government and blame it for the current situation, just wait for the next election and vote it out lah.

For now, that's our only government and we need to help it fight the war.

What? Change the government now?

And risk more infections and deaths during an election?

Remember Sabah, okay.

And what guarantee do we have that a new government would do any better?.

The last time we changed the government, things just got worse.

It imploded after just 22 months. This current government is the result of that nonsense.

What? Change the Agong?

Don't be crazy. 

Being an Agong doesn't make one a superhero who can stop the pandemic.

This is our war and we need to fight it together.

No single person or entity can win it for us. Not the Agong, not Muhyiddin, not Anwar, not Umno, not PH, not PN. 

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Tajuddin's shit will stick on Umno

When Zahid replaced his deputy Mat Hasan with Tajuddin Rahman as Umno's election director in November last year, I described it as the

That boorish Tajuddin was appointed by Muhyiddin as Prasarana chairman six month earlier as part of effort to shore up support for the Perikatan Nasional government among Umno leaders.

And as I predicted, he made a mess out of it.

You can read about it in this first post of mine this year

Today, the whole world can see how screwed up Prasarana now under Tajuddin.

We have headlines such as this

Prasarana needs new chairman after Tajuddin’s train wreck press conference

and tonnes of uglier yet truthful comments about the man in the social media.

Well, the shit will definitely stick on Umno.

After he was made the party's election director, Tajuddin has been making numerous stupid statements as if he is the Umno president.

News outlets published his statements as if they were the party's official stand.

Yup, he became Umno's face.

Ugly and boorish.

It reminds me of the final days of Umno and BN before they were crushed in 2018.

One of Najib's biggest faults at that time was letting people like Tajuddin shaped the party's image.

People became so disgusted of them that they voted for Pakatan Harapan.

Tajuddin may won in Pasir Salak, where his core supporters provided enough votes for him but his image which became Umno's image did terrible harm for the party in other constituencies, especially among the fence sitters.

What happened at the Prasarana's press conference today will make people think - hey, if Umno comes back to power, this is the kind of leaders who will run the country.

I'm quite sure Tajuddin costs Umno a few hundred thousands votes by appearing and behaving the way he did at the press conference.

Who can blame those voters for that. Even I don't want such a leader myself.

That's why I don't really blame those who voted for Pakatan in the last general election.

Too many such characters in Umno at that time and they are the loud ones, who became the faces of Umno.

Now Umno, in particular Zahid and gang are making the same mistake again by promoting characters such as Tajuddin as party's frontliners.

They believe the Malays will support them no matter what.

Well, if that's their attitude, they will be shocked yet again in the next general election.

Malays are not cows, okay.

They also want good leaders to manage this country.

Friday, 21 May 2021

No to personal attacks against people who want to help in Covid war

 It's really a war now with the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths steadily increasing.

Malaysia is yet to announce a full lockdown at the time of this writing and our vaccination programme is still going rather slow, as far as I'm concerned.

Full lockdown now is good, but I believe that vaccination is the real key to winning the war against the pandemic as proven in the slowly opening Europe and US.

Well, I still haven't got my jabs yet but am waiting for it, patiently.

I do understand that the frontliners and more vulnerable people need it more and therefore should have theirs first.

However, I do hope that they could quickly get as many vaccine dosages as possible to accelerate the immunisation process.

For that, I think the government should welcome any offer of help that it could get.

Yes, there has been that vaccine scam case in Penang but that should not mean the other offers to help in the immunisation process were bogus too.

I'm of the opinion that those who want to help speed up the process should not be discouraged from doing so.

For instance, I was a bit bewildered when the Petra Group came under attack when it offered to help procure 200,000 dosages of Covid-19 vaccine,

That, despite it was confirmed by The Star that the offer was genuine.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/05/20/petra-groups-offer-of-free-vaccines-genuine

That's why I don't really understand why Azmin Ali's outfit MalaysiaNow came out with this one yesterday,

Man behind free vaccines offer has history of unfulfilled pledges

which even has a Bahasa Malaysia version

Lelaki di belakang tawaran vaksin percuma miliki sejarah janji tak tertunai

It's without question a direct personal attack against the Petra Group boss as the article has nothing really to do with the immunisation programme.

Reading through the article, I believe the reporter who wrote it was specially assigned to dig up dirts about that Vinod guy.

It's the type of assignments reporters in the mainstream media called as coming from "wahyu dari atas" (edict from above). 

Okay, it's probably because the Vinod guy is a friend of Anwar and Azmin doesn't like him because of that.

But come on la, I don't like Anwar and his friends too because of their politics, but the guy is offering to help in the Covid war and what's wrong with that?

We need all the help that we could get now, okay.

Politics or personal dislike should not be mixed in these sort of things.

Anyway, I have not personally met this Vinod guy but I don't think he is as bad as portrayed in that article.

It's true that he has some unfulfilled promises but admitting to that, he had previously explained that he was suddenly hit by some financial problems himself due to the economic downturn at that time.

I don't think that's a big crime. It's not like he went around robbing people, okay.

A guy has some extra money and promised to give some to charity but suddenly he lost that extra money and can't fulfil his promise. That's understandable la.

Now he has some more extra money and again want to do some good with it, what's wrong with that?

Are we now saying that he can't help people anymore and that he should be vilified instead?

That's a bit too much lah.

Hey, we are now backpaddling against the rising Covid tide and therefore shouldn't care less about badmouthing people who want to help us.

People are dying, the health system is overstretched and the economy is in bad shape - definitely not the time to whack people who genuinely wanted to help.

Come on la Azmin, if you are pissed off with Anwar, just go after him. I can even join you later as I don't like Anwar too.

But don't la make your people at MalaysiaNow to whack his friend, who just wanted to help in the Covid war.

Malaysia needs that promised extra vaccine dosages to speed up its immunisation process. It's about saving people's lives, okay.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Fuck Israel, US and their supporters

I have actually wrote about the Israeli ongoing genocide against the Palestinians at another platform elsewhere several days ago.

I think I took quite a bit of risk writing that one and if you read it, you would probably agree with me.

So, I don't want to write more on it.

If I do write more from my heart about the killings of even babies in Gaza now, I believe they are going to arrest me under SOSMA and call me Jihadist Annie.

Trust me, they will.

I feel very strongly about it, that it would be very hard for me not to write something very inflammatory. 

So, I think, I'll just keep how I truly feel on this one closed in my heart.

Well, I can't afford to go to jail anyway for expressing my true opinion as I have to continue working to fulfil my  responsibilities.

It's a bitch, but that's the reality of life.

Anyway, I have faith in the teachings of my religion, which promised that the oppressors who are now killing babies in Gaza, stealing other people's homes in the holy land, desecrating one of the holiest sites of my religion will in the end be vanquished.

Yeah, when the time comes, it was said that they will be hunted with even rocks and trees refusing to give them shelter.

I hold on to that faith, whenever I feel hopeless watching the little mutilated bodies of Gaza children being wrapped in their death shrouds for burial.