The World Anthem




 by e.s. shankar

"There is a voice that does not use words. Listen!" Rumi (1203-1273).

KERAJAAN GAGAL! PM Mahiaddin and his bloated Cabinet of 70 Ministers and Deputy Ministers in Perikatan Nasional (PN) SHALL FALL in a matter of days if not weeks.
When all is said and done, the PN government as it is now made up, MUST fall.
This is not only because they have formed a government that excludes non-Muslims. Or, mismanaged the economy and survived by offering plum and cushy jobs to coalition MP’s. They filled up many top positions in the Ministries, GLC’s, Parliament, Universities and Colleges in the public sector with Wahhabi/Salafi cronies. They have appointed tainted and crooked individuals who supported Najib and his government of thieves, has-beens and inexperienced persons as Senators and made Ministers of some. They have avoided by manipulation, a vote of no confidence in Parliament. Corruption and enforcer authoritarianism have been on the rise.
PM Mahiaddin, if he has an atom of integrity left in his body, must voluntarily resign his post TODAY. Once his resignation is accepted by the YDPA (King), the Cabinet too shall be automatically dissolved. The two main reasons why PM Mahiaddin must tender his resignation immediately are:
1. First, he undermined Parliament when he declared an Emergency on 12 January this year on the pretext that it would help the government better handle the Covid19 pandemic. No other civilized country has resorted to this cheap trickery designed to help it stay in power by disabling Parliament from carrying out a vote of no confidence, assisted by a very compliant and apparently, "radicalised", Speaker.
Second, he and his ministers lied and created confusion when they said they had the power to revoke Emergency Ordinances without the YDPA’s consent and had to be fact-checked by the YDPA himself. This is the most famous stinging and embarrassing slap in the face of a prime minister in the history of Malaysia. If this were Japan, the PM would have committed hari-kari (suicide) on that day itself. Instead, he is causing "huru-hara" (chaos)!
Third, he undermined Parliament again when he shut it down last Friday for 14 days, with the flimsy excuse that 4 cases of Covid19 had been detected. 5-year old kindergarten children are laughing. When 204 people were found infected at a Shah Alam vaccination centre last month, the DG of Health had it shut 1 day for sanitization. Who failed to have the staff and MP’s tested for Covid19 despite 21-days notice in advance of the reconvening of Parliament? Who goofed? Heads must roll.
PM Mahiaddin has forgotten, as all power crazy Ketuanist (I am Malay first Supremacist) leaders with an inferiority complex do, especially one who seized office through the backdoor and not at a general election or vote in Parliament, that in a democracy:
“...That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government...”. The US Declaration of Independence, 1776.
In other words, WE, THE PEOPLE, appoint the government through general elections to administer the country. Governments do not “rule” us. WE empower them. WE are their masters.
2. Secondly, and more importantly, PM Mahiaddin and his administration have failed dismally in handling the Covid19 pandemic. Numbers do not lie:
(i) Number of Covid19 INFECTIONS on 12 Jan 2021 – 141,533
Number of Covid19 INFECTIONS on 1 Aug 2021 – 1,130, 422
% increase – 699%!!!
(ii) Number of Covid19 DEATHS on 12 Jan 2021 – 559
Number of Covid19 DEATHS on 1 Aug 2021 – 9,184
% increase – 1,543%!!!
We have had enough of incompetent Ministers talking about warm water treatment for Covid19 and Spanish Fly. Or, Ministers who think the people are stupid by saying the government did not have even RM4.2 BILLION to place advance orders for Covid19 vaccines, thus losing out to Singapore, when the country has reserves of RM462 BILLION. They could have got EPF/Socso/Khazanah/PNB etc. which have over RM1 TRILLION in assets to fund vaccine purchase, given it’s a global pandemic and emergency? No? The result - vaccination roll out was delayed by a further 3 months. How much unnecessary suffering and DEATHS are that?
So, one way or another, PM Mahiaddin and the PN government, MUST FALL. A RCI must be held to establish:
1. How much money the government actually spent on the vaccine purchase and roll out. Was it RM3.5 BILLION or RM5.5 BILLION or RM8.5 BILLION and who got the no-open tender “direct-nego” contracts and at what profit margin.
2. Whether the PM, Ministers and Civil Service Chiefs were negligent in discharging their duties by playing politics or selective in enforcing the Covid19 SOP, when millions went through terrible pain and suffering and thousands died. Why were 7,000 private medical clinics and other private hospitals and dental clinics and thousand of pharmacies across the nation not co-opted into the vaccine roll out program from Day 1?
3. Were the Speaker and Deputy Speakers obstructive in Parliament and biased in their rulings to prevent a vote of no confidence and blocking legitimate motions by Opposition MP’s.
All those found guilty should be fined heavily and sentenced to a minimum 5 years in Bamboo River Resort with no time off for good behaviour or entitlement to government pension.
What can the Rakyat do while the matter is being handled by the YDPA and Rulers?
1. Support financially and otherwise and/or join a movement that's prepared to challenge the PN government's legitimacy, openly. Like everyone, I too have family and fears. But we must rise above that for the greater good of the Rakyat.
2. Open a Twitter account TODAY (it’s free) and tweet PN PM Mahiaddin, Ministers, MP’s, Speaker and top Civil Servants to resign. If 5 million people tweet them every day, they will have no choice but to step down.
3. Similarly, sign all petitions and start your own.
4. Voice your protest and anger on all social media – Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, blogs, whatever.
When your house is on fire, that is not the time to ask why no one in your home had bought a fire extinguisher. Or sit on the fence complaining while waiting for the fire truck which has broken down because the engineers were negligent in servicing it regularly.
Only action talks. Any kind of action! Do something pro-active. TODAY! NOW!



by e.s. shankar

Lately, Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders and MP’s have become conspicuous by their near deafening silence and invisibility as the Opposition. Many were so even when in government, having thrown their election pledge of transparency and accountability in the rubbish bin, as soon as they took office, e.g. at the MoF. No doubt, many of them are suffering from the shell-shock of having lost  the government last March. They seem not to have recovered from the hammer blow dealt by the most racist, bigoted and vindictive of Prime Ministers, Dr.Mahathir, whose backstabbing of principally Anwar Ibrahim and DAP, backfired on him. That led to his shock exit and that of PH through a backdoor coup engineered by (now) PM Muhyiddin and the coalition comprising his minority party PPBM, UMNO and PAS, calling itself Perikatan Nasional (PN).  

Anwar’s failure last September to prove that he had the “numbers” to convince the King to replace the PN government with his, was a disaster of Quranic proportions. He had apparently been supported by the very people like UMNO’s Zahid Hamidi and Najib whom we had all voted for to be sent to Bamboo River Resort for a long while. Next, last November, he committed an even bigger strategic blunder in not pushing for a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin on the opening day of the Budget debate, suggesting he may have finally lost the plot. Sleep with the devil? What on earth was he thinking in desperation? In the end, Anwar was sucker punched by UMNO’s old three card trick. They used him to demand positions and privileges in PN, where the tail (PPBM) was wagging the dog!

Regardless, the Opposition must soldier on. The Covid19 pandemic is not an excuse for PH to retreat into a turtle shell. The Opposition must do its job. This is politics, not a game of tiddlywinks. The Chinese, Indians, "liberal" and reforms-minded Malays/Bumiputras and DAP are once again under racist demonisation attacks by extremists with an eye on general elections, corruption is on the rise, the Covid pandemic has been handled poorly and a totally unwarranted fake Emergency declared by PN so that Parliament, its oversight functions and a vote of no confidence, suspended and blocked!

Then we have articles like ‘Why PN Will Win GE15 With A Landslide’ by Prof Mohd Tajuddin. CLICK HERE. He is on our side and a reform-minded liberal seeking to establish a united and inclusive Malaysia. He contradicts himself by saying PN will easily secure 2/3 majority, but that Anwar controls 90 seats out of a 222 total. So, his clickbait headline is really a dash of reverse psychology. I see it as an attempt to get PH and others get cracking and not drown in their sorrows. To galvanize the electorate to win GE15 for them.

What should we do? Cozy up to Muhyiddin and his minority PPBM because he’s playing the populist card, a Malay-Muslim government? Suck up to PN because, otherwise, the non-Malays will be sidelined with no representation? Partner up with Zahid and Najib and UMNO which we labelled as a government of thieves and fought so hard for 20 years and 2018 finally succeeded in throwing them out? Look at the sheer audacity of UMNO’s MP Ahmad Maslan who is on trial for allegedly misleading the MACC and failing to declare RM2 million in income tax for 2013 over payments he allegedly received from then prime minister Najib:

“One more dissatisfaction is not so much about positions but that the government now is continuing the cruelty of the past government. This should not be...these cases brought to court were the cruelty from the time of (former prime minister) Dr Mahathir Mohamad, (former attorney-general) Tommy Thomas and (former MACC chief) Latheefa Koya. Mahathir is no longer in government, and I don't know where Thomas and Latheefa have gone but why have these cases continued?" Continuing the charges against Umno leaders means the current government is also cruel, thus necessitating a general election so a new government can be elected.” CLICK HERE.

He is implying that the rule of law does not apply equally to all, that there may be some special provision in law whereby high ranking UMNO politicians should not be prosecuted for alleged serious crimes such as multi-hundred million and billion ringgit fraud, CBT, AMLA, abuse of power etc., while the book should be thrown at ordinary citizens for RM1 thefts and minor shop lifting crimes.

Some others are suggesting that the Emergency and temporary, almost absolute power of PM Muhyiddin, be extended indefinitely to establish a kind of “benevolent dictatorship”, a contradiction in terms. Muhyiddin might then be persuaded to smoke the peace pipe with us and carry out major reforms. Seriously? A publicly self-confessed “I am Malay first” Muhyiddin will risk losing the entire Malay vote and GE15 by championing reduction/withdrawal of Bumiputra privileges under the NEP? Downsize the 1.6 million bloated civil service and restore meritocracy therein and in employment in top positions in the joint forces, courts, schools, colleges, universities and GLC’s? Equitable distribution of scholarships? A more inclusive public sector? Abolish Federal JAKIM? Deport Zakir Naik? Two-term limit for the PM? You might as well ask him to put a bullet in his head right now.

PN figures that playing the populist race, creed, colour, religion and "patriotism" card will be their best bet to victory at GE15. Make Malaysia Great Again (MMGA)! Oh, yes, and from whom have we recently heard a similar cry? Why, it was from none other than that congenital, inveterate, uncouth, crude, rude, coarse, dishonest, graceless fake, fraud,  liar, rogue, bully and scoundrel, ex-US President Donald Trump and his MAGA! Where is he now? History! Rest assured, he’s finished for good, and his legacy, a Disunited States of America, is a crying shame and disgrace.

We should learn from history, not mock it. Populist politicians will not last long. Populism will not last long. Trump lasted a horrible 4 years. PN is as unstable a coalition as any. Their MP’s squabbles openly, a few have publicly declared they do not support the PM. So, it would appear that PM Muhyiddin does not "have the numbers” and would not survive a vote of no confidence in Parliament. Would any sane person vote in favour of a Disunited Malaysia?

So, what should we do? We go back to first principles. Ethics matter. Honesty matters. Principles matter. NOT being liars, extremists, supremacists, racists, bigots, haters of women, practitioners of child marriages and female genital mutilation and phobic about religions, matters. Anti-corruption matters. In the short term, we may not have the luxury of finding people and parties with all these ideal traits, so, a compromise of sorts will have to me made. We need a coalition of like minded people to take back our government. We work with PKR, DAP, Amanah, Warisan. We work with the newly formed MAJU which seeks to identify and champion MPs who will adhere to universal principles, no frogging and possibly form a block of unshakeable king makers.

As Prof Tajuddin says, let’s work out a deal with Sabah and Sarawak, bring them into the mainstream of MALAYSIAN governance and government to counter the threat of a non-inclusive dominant Islamic Government. And why not a Sabah or Sarawak PM or DPM, perhaps on a rotation basis? Whatever it takes.

We did it at GE14, we can do it again. What do we need? We need:

  1. People with the right stuff.
  2. People who think long term.
  3. To get on our side the 3-5 million 18-20 year old youths who will be eligible to vote at GE15.
  4. Joe Biden’s election strategist. We do not need to win every seat. The Malay vote is split at least 4 ways. That’s not going to change. We need to focus also on constituencies where the nons will be the king makers, i.e. the marginal seats.
  5. To bring Sabah and Sarawak into our fold, to dismantle especially UMNO/PPBM’s Sarawak “fixed deposit”.
  6. No Mahathir in government, ever again. We’ll win without him or die trying!

Remember, there’s nothing seditious in talking about us taking back our government or retiring PN via the ballot box, fake Emergency or not. We love our country, but we may not love our government, its Ministers and MPs and are entitled to say so publicly.


Who shall lead us? That’s the $64,000 question. Again, short term, we do not have a wide choice and will have to work with the material we have. Let the coalition decide, their choice will not be worse than Najib or Muhyiddin. Long term, we’ll have to make key changes to our education system for the right leaders to rise.


Is all that shooting for the stars? Impractical? Certainly not. Better that and preserve our honour and dignity than surrender meekly to pseudo and actual religio-fascists. Our mission is very, very clear. Perikatan Nasional - OUT! OUT! OUT! We, every single one of us, Malays, Indians, Chinese, Others, Sabahans and Sarawakians, must all unite and start NOW to canvass support with an even greater intensity than we did for GE14, for the new PH government to emerge clear winners at GE15. Get the word out today. Get everyone registered to vote. This will be the battle of and for our lives.😊😊😊