Monday, May 1, 2017

No Need of PAS

Today, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairperson Mahathir Mohamad (left) confidently claimed that Pakatan Harapan can win GE14 without PAS.

He based this on the large Malay crowds drawn to the opposition’s events. He had said that the size of the attendees numbered between 12,000 and 15,000, even though the government’s propaganda television station TV3 mentioned only 200 Malays had attended their talks.

The former prime minister added the positive reception also showed that Malays, especially UMNO members, supported PPBM and Pakatan Harapan.

Yesterday, at PAS’ sixty-third muktamar, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said PAS wouldn’t be cooperating with PPBM, a party he described as “directionless”.

Also today, the PAS muktamar passed a resolution for PAS to terminate its political cooperation with PKR, citing the latter’s failure to adhere to conditions of their political cooperation.

This came as no surprise because PAS had repeatedly said they wouldn’t work with any party which have ties to their bitter rivals, DAP and Amanah, which are part of Pakatan Harapan.

In any case, Mahathir said he accepted PAS’ decision to not work with PPBM.

On Saturday, Celtic scored 5-1 against Rangers and claimed their biggest ever win in the final Old Firm derby of the season.

Scott Sinclair netted a penalty (7) after the latter's Myles Beerman needlessly fouled Patrick Roberts and then Leigh Griffiths struck a spectacular second in the eighteenth minute. Callum McGregor rolled home to extend the advantage after the interval and afterward, Dedryck Boyata headed in Griffiths' swirling free-kick (66). Kenny Miller replied for Rangers in the eighty-first minute and Mikael Lustig curled in Celtic's fifth six minutes later.

We remain unbeaten domestically this season. 

Ten Liquid Gold Toastmasters made the trip to Penang for this year's Annual Conference (April 28-30).

Three notable achievements: The club received the President's Distinguished Club award for 2016-2017; I received my second DTM; and I was appointed the Organizing Chair for the AC2018.

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