OF FOXES AND LIONS


When we look around us under the prevailing political scenario, we cannot help but to become quite nostalgic. It is not that the past had great fortunes placed on our feet. After all we are all mortal. But the thought of our nation goes back to the days when our founding fathers had gained Independence from our colonial masters and how they had envisioned, to develop this young nation which was in the “back waters,” so to speak.

By that, it would mean that there had been very little development planned and executed, by our colonial masters. Nevertheless, they had established proper Institutions to maintain law and order and a civil society. Beyond that, they had concentrated most of their efforts in extracting all our resources, to enrich, their motherland.

Those who were born at the period and were referred to as the “baby boomers” are the ones who would understand the vision, our founding fathers had for this nation. From being primarily an agricultural exporting nation, the Government had opened up Industrial Estates in Petaling Jaya the first satellite township. Then by the late sixties and early seventies more Industrial Estates started to sprout up all over the country, within zones, classified as “free trade zones.” Well beggars can be no choosers, but at least an effort was being made on that front, of employment creation.

At that time, even though the nation was young, we shared the experience of knowing the reason or the causes of certain things or events that occurred. To a certain degree our founding fathers were genuine in their approach of managing and administrating the affairs of the state. We as the general populace had a bond of friendship. There was no such talk about race, religion, culture, creed or what ever man can think off.

We had a political leadership which was multi racial, and it was the same in almost all the Governmental Institutions, Local Authorities and all other Bodies. But not like what it is today. Only ethnic Malays are intelligent and all else are stupid.

Then, “diabolically” the May 13 civil strife was planned, charted and effectually and efficiently executed by the late Razak,( who happens to be Najib’s father) Harun, Mahathir and Ghazali Shafie. The nation was ruled by the National Operations Council, under a state of emergency. Why was it so?

The late Razak wanted to ensure the rise and the entrenchment of a new ethnic Malay capitalist class. Razak sowed the seeds of the New Economic Policy. But then about 5 years later he passed away. Sorry for that chap he did not live long enough to see his dreams come true. So, the reigns of power went into a reluctant man, that was the late Hussein Onn. This man from what we know of him, was of integrity. But then, he had a real thorn on his side, and that is the nations greatest extremist and fanatic, who is none other that a pseudo malayu, namely Mahathir. It has now been revealed, that this chap, when he went to Singapore to read for Medicine, he registered into Med school as an “INDIAN.” That is why he is called a PESUDO MALAYU.

Apart from being a pseudo malayu he was also a fox. At the time when the late Hussein Onn was the Prime Minister, this chap was the Minister of International Trade and Industry. This chap, engineered a scheme of how to frustrate Hussein’s policies. This led to Hussein deciding to retire and the pseudo malayu, took over the reigns of the Government.

So here comes the sad part, that makes us nostalgic, of the past. Our medium of education was in English. This pseudo malayu, dismantled it, to lay his foundation to be more  malayu than all the other malayus where it has been made known, that it is a disrespected term in Javanese, which connotes to people who ran away from Java to escape punishment for crimes they had committed. That may sound reasonable, based on the instinct to survive. But how about this pseudo malayu, who is an Indian from India.

This is what we call, the vertical heights of “fiction” at play by Mahathir. As the late John F. Kennedy once remarked, “ The great enemy of the truth is more often not the lie but the myth.” So this Mahathir chap is a myth and that is where all our troubles started and has reached its “crescendo” in March 8 of 2008, where the LIONS woke up, that is, the people have made a start to say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Mahathir never followed any laws. He never followed a true process of thought. He was down right a dictator. You had to be with him or you were out. That was his modus operandi and he never had any modus vivendi. Look at what he did to Pah Lah, even though the chap slept most of the time, not being aware of what was going on in Government.

Now, during this pseudo malayu’s 22 years in office as the Prime Minister, he actually raped the nation’s resources. He brought in Diam, who was his close friend, and was not successful in his law practice or in his business activities. There was and must have been a purpose or a hidden agenda, for bringing in an outsider who was never elected into office and awarding Diam the Finance Minister’s Portfolio.

By bringing in a failed legal practitioner and a failed businessman and awarding him such an important portfolio, it only goes to show that Mahathir wanted an incompetent block to helm that portfolio so that he could use him to his advantage. But on the contrary, this chap made the best use of the open opportunity  which was before him, and amassed a fortune which is beyond spectre or mental illusions.

There is an email which inter alia states the character of Diam:

“Most members of Umno’s new generation are aware that Daim is an
acquisitive millionaire and a macho man with a taste of young women, but
they concede him these weaknesses because they see in him a clean and
competent Economic Adviser to the Government. But the generation of Harun
Idris, Musa Hitam and Manan Othman to name just a few of the old hands –
they are the ones to ask in order to discover who the real Daim is. “

”It was Datuk Harun who plucked Daim up from the depths of failure in the salt
business. Daim’s wife, Mahani and Harun’s wife, Salmah were good friends and an
influential pair in the early 1970s. It was wife power that moved Harun to give Daim 160 acres of prime Kampung Pandan land. And thus Syarikat Maluri was born.”

”There is no use speculating over how much Daim paid Harun. After
all, the two were fast friends. For the gory details, just ask Low Kiok Bow
or Thamby Chik. They can relate how Daim cheated a land broker and greased
Selangor state executive councillor and Mahathir’s brother-in-law, Ahmad
Razali for that piece of land.”

It appears that Diam has made no mistake, in the eyes of UMNO members. So who cleaned up his ACTS?

We have to conclude that a failed law practitioner and businessman cannot overnight become a brilliant Finance Minister. Here we are really dealing not with coincidence but a scheme which was well hatched and engineered and was executed with good and sound planning and with dexterity and brilliance.

So herein may be the answer to our spectre or mental illusion. We take another quote from an email, which states:

“Daim succeeded in making millionaires of such cronies of Wan Azmi, Halim Saad,
Tajuddin Ramli, Samsuddin Hassan, Razali Rahman and Tan Sri Basir, but Musa
in the end was cast off as a poor ex-DPM. Musa once complained to Mahathir
that Daim had stolen a number of supporters’ project proposals, but again
Mahathir ignored him. These were the first acts in the eventual breakup of
the Mahathir-Musa partnership. As the interests of Mahathir and Razaleigh
bloated, Musa got squeezed out.”

So how much is Daim worth. According to the email Daim has boasted that he is worth about RM 65 Million, and we Qoute:

“If those physical projects were not enough, Daim also took every opportunity to take wealth from the share market as well. Every time the Treasury approved a company for listing on the stock exchange, Daim cronies received
their lien’s shares. That was how in Southern Bank, Resort World, Sports Toto, Berjaya, Tanjong and scores of other blue chip firms landed with Daim and Company. Once, when share values were high, Daim boasted among friends that his visible wealth alone totalled RM65 billion. To shut the mouth of Barisan Nasional leaders, Daim gave lucrative projects to Samy Vellu and Ling Liong Sik so that their children could be big-shot in batches.”

”Daim managed to fool Umno members into believing that Mahathir would not let him go although he had asked to be relieved of his Cabinet post on a number of occasions. With Musa and Razaleigh out of the picture, Daim could grab as much wealth as he wanted without even Mahathir stopping him. Besides, he was Umno’s treasurer and he could make it look as if the companies he controlled were those in which the party had stake.”

“Daim’s avarice damaged not only his own image as finance minister, but also Mahathir’s and Malaysia ‘s reputation with the international community. It is said that he used to demand exorbitant fees for himself in negotiating contracts involving foreign suppliers. The chairmen of Japan ‘s two biggest banks – the Bank of Tokyo and Sanwa Bank – once complained to Mahathir that his Finance Minister demanded commissions that were too high when negotiating yen loans. Margaret Thatcher, too, has complained about Daim’s role as a commissioned agent. He had – or still has – accounts in Zurich , London , Hong Kong, Tokyo , Singapore , Caymen Island , Channel Island and Virgin Island.”

As far as we know from news reports in the print media, Daim resigned. But that is not true. Mahathir had used him and had enough of him. Mahathir asked Daim to leave. And we Quote from the email:

“When he was to told to resign as Finance Minister, Daim asked Mahathir to appoint Anwar Ibrahim to the job. Obviously, he thought this would help to ensure that his skeletons would remain closeted.”

“He warned Mahathir of the peril that Rafidah would be to both of them: the secrets they shared would be uncovered. Daim also persuaded Mahathir to appoint Mustapha Mohammad as Anwar’s deputy because these two could be depended on to fill up the holes he had left gaping. Anwar is nobody’s fool, but he sacrificed his idealism to protect his towkay.”

Well, at least we are now able to see through the Mahathir’s cobweb and why he decided to act the way he did with ANWAR in 1998. There were too many holes to be filled. In the mean time the Asian Financial Crisis had hit our shores. Mahathir was in a state of delirium. He had to act fast. Anwar was in favour of taking the IMF loan. But Mahathir would not have it, as all the holes had not been covered, by then, hence the sacking of Anwar.

Now we can say that the pseudo malayu has Institutionalized Corruption in this nation. He is cynical to pretend that others are corrupted, when he is not able to first look at himself into the mirror and to see the answer that would stare him, in his face.

This is a critical time for the Pakatan Rakyat to put its own house in order. Day after day we are being exposed to new facts in relation to how our trust in the Government had been hijacked because of some charlatan leaders, avarice. Since March 8 2008 we as a people are being exposed to the reality of Government being not only accountable, but is, transparent and is competent. Therefore, our knowledge of our Government will henceforth be contextually dependent based on a series of conflicting positions as we see the unfurling of certain political events.

It is apparent from the above facts that Mahathir and Daim must have been the foxes who recognized traps and endeavoured to cover them, up. But we the votes have now realized that we are actually the LIONS and we can by our votes frighten off any cunning political wolves.

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One Response to “OF FOXES AND LIONS”

  1. boscopa Says:

    Yes. I am the author of this post.

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