MAHATHIR SHOULD APOLOGISE AND RETIRE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong SUARAM Adviser 1 Mar 2020

The vain attempt by Mahathir to become the 8th prime minister of Malaysia should signal his final departure from the Malaysian political stage. He should apologise to all voters who voted for Pakatan Harapan at the GE14 for his reckless attempt to prevent Anwar Ibrahim from becoming the 8th PM by suddenly resigning the premiership one week ago. It was this self-centred action, without concern for the Malaysian people he was entrusted to serve, that sent the country into a power vacuum of uncertainty in the already disruptive environment of corona virus and economic crises. Despite his attempt to make a U-turn even after he had resigned as chairman of PPMB, he has failed to prevent the Agung from installing Muyhiddin as the new PM.

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A FINE MESS YOU’VE GOTTEN US INTO!

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 27 Feb 2020

In other liberal democratic countries, governments collapse when there are factions fighting for different ideologies or interests. While there certainly are opposing interests among the parties in PH and BN, the reasons given by Dr M for resigning as the 7th PM are not convincing…

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PH GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION AGAINST MALAYSIAN COLONIALISTS IN PNG

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 31 Jan 2020

Dr Mahathir and the PH government praised Sarawak Report (SR) for its expose of the 1MDB scandal. One could say Pakatan Harapan should thank SR for their victory at the GE14. They cannot now ignore SR’s latest report and film exposing the exploitative and oppressive record of Malaysian logging and plantation companies in Papua New Guinea. (Sarawak Report, “Sarawak’s Logging Tycoons in Papua New Guinea,” January 2020)

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PM SHOULD TAKE OVER THE HOME MINISTRY TOO

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 12 Jan 2020

While our nonagenarian Prime Minister has proactively taken over the Education portfolio – albeit temporarily – simply because he sees that the minister concerned had to be removed and important reforms need to be implemented, may we suggest he does the same with the Home Ministry? For while education concerns the application of so called “soft skills” that take time to come to fruition, the failings of the Home Ministry concern questions of life and death of human beings and the fundamental liberties of Malaysians. Therefore, we propose that our talented PM also considers taking over the Home Ministry temporarily in order to clear these rather pressing issues that confound the Malaysian public. After all, he was also Home Minister during Operation Lalang in 1987.

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MALAYSIA CAN’T HOST APEC WITHOUT MAHATHIR AT THE HELM?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 2 Jan 2020

There are certain economic indicators for judging if we have attained the high-income society we aimed for in Vision 2020. Unfortunately, we have failed to make the mark despite the warnings by those who could see the impediments in the way decades ago. And we cannot simply move the goal posts like we can with other domestic policies!

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