Dear Rakyat Malaysia

As a Malaysian, that was already a Malaysian longer before 1Malaysia, and a party leader that has always and still will focus on service to Rakyat more than yearning for power, I would like to share some thoughts with all Malaysians before you exercise your vote for the better of Malaysia tomorrow.

MALAYSIAN POLITICS has been maturing each election and the time will come when we have the choice of more than one political power house. This time will come when we can make intelligent choices based on the merits rather than on slander.

On this basis, I would like to share some intelligent thoughts on the current hot issues for Malaysians :

  1. RACE AND RELIGION … Our diversity in race and religion is probably the most unique in the world and we are very matured in living together in diversity. Let us continue to share the good and bad as Malaysians and we have been doing this well outside the boundaries of the minority extremist. So, my advice for this is to forget about racial tsunamis and vote as a Malaysian for the continual progress of Malaysia. Racial and religious development should be confined to the influence of NGO and religious bodies instead of being manipulated by politics.

  2. ECONOMY … We are not the best economy in the world and neither are we among the worst and we are definitely not a nation going bankrupt. In fact we are among the above average global nation with a recognised A rating and globally recognised economic performance as above average. Our currency reflects a healthy representation of where we are i.e. globally competitive in export and yet rich enough for Malaysians to be a significant traveller in the world. Let us talk our economy up instead of talking it down. Meanwhile we should increase the transparency of our economic data further to allow all Malaysians to talk up the economy. Let us not wash dirty linens in public especially when they are not really dirty.

  3. COST OF LIVING … GST did not raise prices. Profiteering and high demand caused the increase. GST is the fairest best proven consumption tax in the world. We can do our part to keep cost of living under control by boycotting businesses that profiteer. We need higher income not cheaper price. With the recovery in the oil prices we can look forward to more reduction in income tax, especially for the lower income group.

  4. FREEDOM AND RIGHTS … Malaysia has not lagged behind at all. We have reasonable free use of social media and a justice system where decisions have gone both ways. People can speak freely against leaders without being prosecuted within the boundaries of responsible freedom of speech and action. Street demos has stopped because of lost of support from sensible citizens, not because of suppression. In the new regime, no Malaysian has been detained without representation in court since the abolishment of ISA. More than one state has been won by opposition parties in our elections which are over alleged to be tainted. Let us strive to understand the intricacies of the legal system and strengthen it to provide the check and balance against the perceived fear of “draconian” law

  5. EDUCATION … We have inherited a system of compromise on having a different education system based on race which puzzles the rest of the world. It sows the seeds of disunity from young and it continues to be an issue. All sides of political divide agree at least in this area but none has offered any concrete solutions. This must be a priority after GE14 where all parties get together and agree on a way forward for our education strategy.

  6. CORRUPTION … This is the most difficult thing to eliminate. Money and power corrupt and the way to reduce is through a good practice of system and law. Positively MACC has begun to act on corruption at higher levels of power. It is a tedious process which needs to proof the corrupt act is beyond doubt. PM Najib has been cleared by PAC complete with opposition representation, let us respect it. There is an allegation by DOJ as there is allegation on LGE and others … they all remain not guilty until due process is completed. Let us assist the law in your work and allow them to complete the tedious process of investigation and not throw a spanner in their works through wild rhetorics and allegations.

I have given my thoughts complete with viable solutions in the hope that I can contribute to your decision on choosing the current best party to take Malaysian forward in positive changes. Let us progress towards having a choice without compromise. I am suggesting a choice of continuity with positive changes.

I will on my part play my role as a senior member of BN to strive towards a better Malaysia for Malaysians and achieving it through BN, by focusing on the solutions that have been highlighted above and are closest to my heart.



Politicians must learn from senior, experienced leaders

As the nation reels in pain filled to the brim with anguish by politicians over the developments leading to the impending general elections, here are some sobering, timely thoughts for misaligned politicians, political parties and their party wannabees.

M Kayveas who resurrected the myPPP party and has been at its helm for decades is a leader who today demonstrates with actions what a politician could and should not be.

In the spirit of 1Malaysia – an ideal he championed quietly even before it made its way into the media space, Kayveas has been walking the talk throughout Cameron Highlands. It is a truth that his sworn enemies will deny for fear of exposing their failures to the rakyat.

Today, he is permanently moving his home base to Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands where he has been meeting the locals for over 36 months since. It also seals his homecoming as his roots are in Cameron Highlands.

If politicians are determined to uphold the dream of driving a nation of one people, Kayveas is the man who has proven it in so many ways.

For days, he would walk through steep hills and narrow muddy paths to visit, spend time and eat with the natives (orang asli or what Kayveas respectfully calls ‘Orang Asal‘), and using such repeat opportunities to understand their needs and bring a smile on the faces of our original citizens whom we urbanities may have forgotten in our race to build a nation for ourselves.

Week after week, he crisscrosses the curving roads cutting through steep mountains to be with the people as they celebrate festivities unique to our multicultural heritage that dots all over Cameron Highlands.

The trust of the people – Indians, Malays, Chinese, Sikhs and even the foreign migrant workers there by the thousands – is endorsed by the fact that everyone is queuing up to invite the myPPP president to their weddings, births of their children, religious festivals, cultural events, business launches or just to join family and friends for a meal.

He is one man who stops at every eatery, be it a roadside stall or simple restaurant to have a cup of his ‘impossible to miss’ daily evening ‘teh tarik’. That has bridged him well with the folks. And the demands for selfies by the locals and tourists gives credence to the fact that he is one politician who has successfully crossed the divide.

What is significant is the fact that by walking the streets, meeting business communities and workers, visiting homes, churches, mosques, temples and partaking in communal events and celebrations, this man has demonstrated that it is not impossible to bring the nation on a united pedestal of peace and progress.

People like him because he brings solutions and creates opportunities while many politicians today unearth only problems.

Unfortunately, we do not get enough of media coverage to spread these ‘moments of truth’ being created and lived out by a politician who is a seasoned veteran in politics.

It is time that the people living all across the country got to know about the hard and determined work of Kayveas in Cameron Highlands, for here is hope that we can build a united, progressive future for our children.

And what is equally significant is the fact that he has brought to the fore the real truth, that is, the multiracial, multicultural, multi-religious citizens of Malaysia living and working in Cameron Highlands are united when a leader truly lives the 1Malaysia dream.

What more can we say when even foreign nationals living and working in the numerous farms in Cameron Highlands turn to Kayveas for help?

Source From : Malaysiakini

A Nation cannot be governed based on differing agendas

Two points show up in what is being reported about the former PM and now a Chairman of a fallout party.

In responding to a question posed by political analyst and academic, Wong Chin Huat, Tun Dr Mahathir who once upon a time ruled the nation in the typical fashion of the cliche, ‘iron hands in velvet gloves’, is reported having said, ” If the people want Anwar, who am I to stop” (FMT, 8 April, 2017). Continue reading “A Nation cannot be governed based on differing agendas”

Najib’s decision on RUU355 is a morale booster for BN component parties – Kayveas

“Last night during the BN Supreme Council meeting, Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Government has decided not to table the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act or RUU355 in line with the principle of consensus,” said myPPP President, Tan Sri M. Kayveas. Continue reading “Najib’s decision on RUU355 is a morale booster for BN component parties – Kayveas”