Deklarasi Rakyat tak mampu jatuhkan Najib

Deklarasi Rakyat tak mampu jatuhkan Najib

PETALING JAYA: Deklarasi Rakyat yang diketuai bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak mampu memaksa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak berundur.

Ini kerana kata pensyarah undang-undang Universiti Malaya, Prof Dr Mohd Azmi Sharom yang dipetik China Press, Deklarasi Rakyat tiada kesan undang-undang, sekalipun diserahkan kepada Majlis Raja-raja.

Jelasnya, tidak kira satu juta atau dua juta tandatangan yang dikumpul, Deklarasi Rakyat sekadar satu bentuk atau simbolik kempen tandatangan di atas kertas.

Tegasnya, Perdana Menteri hanya boleh digulingkan menerusi undi tidak percaya di Parlimen dengan memperoleh persetujuan kebanyakan wakil rakyat.

Sementara itu, Sinar Harian melaporkan Deklarasi Rakyat telah mendapat 500,000 tandatangan setakat ini.

Setiausaha Kempen Selamatkan Malaysia, Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar bagaimanapun yakin jumlah tandatangan itu akan bertambah.

Pendedahan Kamarudin itu bercanggah dengan dakwaan bekas Menteri Besar Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir di Facebook beliau kononnya deklarasi itu sudah mendapat sejuta tandatangan.

Kamarudin juga enggan mengulas jika Deklarasi Rakyat yang menyasarkan sejuta tandatangan itu akan diserahkan kepada mesyuarat Majlis Raja-raja ke-241 hari ini.

Beliau berkata, ada ramai yang menyokong gerakan itu namun mereka bimbang menurunkan tandatangan atau mencatatkan nombor kad pengenalan mereka dalam deklarasi berkenaan.

Selain mendesak Najib meletak jawatan, Deklarasi Rakyat turut menuntut pembaharuan dari segi institusi kerajaan.

Inisiatif yang dilancarkan pada Mac lalu itu turut disertai ahli politik UMNO, parti pembangkang, badan-badan bukan kerajaan dan masyarakat madani.

Dr Mahathir wants Najib to turn up in court

Dr Mahathir wants Najib to turn up in court

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak may have to make his first appearance in court soon.

Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two others, namely Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Anina Saadudin, filed an application today to have Najib testify over statements in his April 12 affidavit to strike out a suit by Dr Mahathir.

According to the trio’s lawyer, Haniff Khatri Abdulla, they want Najib to appear in court over contradictions, inconsistencies and lack of clarity in the contents of the affidavit.

They contend that the trio disputed the use of the word “public officer”.

“Najib said that although he is the Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Umno President, he is not a public servant,” the notice said. “But at the same time the affidavit stated he was a public officer when the lawsuit was filed against him.”

Najib had also denied that former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former National and Rural Development Minister Shafie Apdal were dropped during the Cabinet reshuffle last year.

He further denied that four parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members from the Barisan Nasional were given ministerial posts while they were in the midst of investigating the 1MDB scandal.

“These facts were well known to the people and have been in the public records,” the notice said.

The critics of Najib sued him over claims of abuse of power in office.

They want to compel him to return RM2.6 billion and another RM42 million to the government.

Mahathir: I’m not right all the time

Mahathir: I’m not right all the time

GEORGE TOWN: Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, admitting that “I am not right all the time” said today that it was important to have opposition parties to keep the ruling government in check.

He said opposition politicians, as with ruling government leaders, had a common goal in giving people their best.

“Yes, we have our differences with the Opposition. And it is fine to disagree. But I also need some one to tell me I am wrong.

“I am not right all the time. Opposition members have their own ideas and so has the ruling government.

“If there is no opposition, we do not have a mirror to tell how ugly we are,” he said while speaking at a forum entitled “Quo Vadis, Malaysia?” organised by the state government think tank, Penang Institute.

About 1,500 people attended the two-hour forum, including Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and other federal opposition leaders. Also present was Mahathir’s wife, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali.

Dr Mahathir said that despite not being liked by opposition stalwarts such as Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, among others, he had kept an ear out for them.

“I listen to what they say, and I sometimes reject what they say. But if they are good, I plagiarise and make it my own,” he said to applause and laughter.

(“Quo Vadis Malaysia” or “Whither Malaysia” is a phrase that has often figured in Lim Kit Siang’s speeches and was also used for a collection of his speeches.)

Mahathir has led a year-long campaign to force Umno president and Prime Minister Najib Razak out of office because of the affairs of 1Malaysia Development Berhad. He has seen as leading a Save Malaysia movement, which has issued a Citizens’ Declaration for Najib’s ouster.

Mahathir said it was important for the rakyat to oust leaders whom they find are unfit to lead the country. “In essence, democracy is the right to chose your own leader. If you do not like a leader, you can overthrow him,” he said.

While speaking about Najib’s rise to become prime minister, Mahathir said he was disappointed that Najib did not seek his advice as an elder statesman.

“Najib could have asked me for some advice, but he did not ask anything. So I was frustrated. I have been PM for so long, some talk would have been great. But he did not.

“Only once he came to talk (about the so-called Crooked Bridge across the Johor Straits, favoured by Mahathir to replace the Causeway),” he said.

At a press conference later, Mahathir forecast an impending erosion of federalism, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s landslide victory in the Sarawak state elections yesterday.

He said Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem could demand for more things as he liked.

“Johor is demanding to be Johor. Sarawak is demanding to be Sarawak. Our Malaysian-ness is being eroded as many state leaders demand more freedom,” he said.

Asked about a comment by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that the Barisan victory was proof of Mahathir’s failure against Najib, the former premier said Zahid’s remark was expected. “Of course they will say that.”

“What is happening in Sarawak is what people perceive about the Federal Government. They are of the opinion that the state is more important,” Mahathir said.

Perkasa slams Mahathir critic

Perkasa slams Mahathir criticPETALING JAYA: Perkasa has come forward to clear the air after Perkasa Terengganu Information Chief Fakhrul Azman Abu Bakar criticised former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Perkasa Central Information Chief Hassan Basri Muhammad said Fakhrul’s actions were not representative of the NGO and he was instead speaking as a representative of the National Silat Federation of Malaysia (Pesaka) Terengganu.

“The truth is that the media misreported the statement from Fakhrul who was actually representing Pesaka and not Perkasa, even though he has been appointed as Perkasa Terengganu information chief,” he told FMT.

Earlier, the media had reported that Fakhrul was representing Perkasa Terengganu when he slammed Mahathir for “beating around the bush” when the former premier said he was anti-Najib, but was not against Umno.

He said Mahathir should go against the Malay party because Najib was elected Umno president.

Following the statement, there are those among the Perkasa Central leadership that describe Fakhrul as being rude and discourteous for using the name of the organisation to attack Mahathir.

Wira Perkasa Chief Irwan Fahmi Ideris reminded Fakhrul to focus on political issues in Terengganu and defend the rights of the people there instead of attacking the former prime minister.

“It’s better if he (Fakhrul) focuses on the issues in Terengganu where the menteri besar was almost replaced,” he said.

FMT understands that Perkasa has refused to be part of the clash between the pro-Najib and anti-Najib groups.

 

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

Proton lantik Syed Faisal Albar pengerusi bukan eksekutif

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd melantik Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar Syed Ali Rethza Albar sebagai Pengerusi Bukan Eksekutif syarikat itu berkuat kuasa hari ini, susulan peletakan jawatan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 31 Mac, 2016.

Menurut kenyataan Proton, Syed Faisal Albar, yang merupakan Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan DRB-HICOM Bhd, juga akan mengambil alih jawatan Pengerusi Group Lotus plc.

“Antara jawatan penting yang pernah disandang Syed Faisal Albar sebelum ini termasuk Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan Pos Malaysia Bhd, Pengarah Eksekutif Konsortium Logistik Bhd, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Malakoff Corporation Bhd dan CEO Gas Malaysia Bhd.

“Pengalaman dan rekod perkhidmatan beliau yang terbukti dalam meningkatkan perolehan dan keberuntungan akan menjadi kelebihan terutamanya kepeada Proton yang ketika ini melaksanakan perubahan dalam perniagaanya,” menurut kenyataan itu.

– BERNAMA