Saturday, June 24, 2017

An Emergency in the Making

Mahathir Mohamad (left) warned that the BN government will declare emergency and suspend Parliament should it lose marginally at the coming polls, i.e. GE14.
“The government will refuse to admit defeat. The opposition would be accused of cheating. No evidence would be needed for the government to declare this. The bullies of the BN will be ready to create instability”, the PPBM chairperson and former prime minister had written in his blog on Thursday.
He said the measures would include the setting up of a National Operations Council, similar to the emergency-era “Mageran” council following the 1969 race riots.
“At that stage the BN may offer monetary incentives to opposition MPs to cross over. Once the BN gains a sufficient majority, the emergency would be lifted and the BN would form a majority government”, said Mahathir.
The next general election must be held by the middle of next year. Mahathir signaled “worse” abuses in the 14th general election will occur compared to the ones listed by electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 in the 2013 national polls.
I am sure there will be the usual shenanigans from Najib and company. And don't discount new surprises too.
Outgoing Area B3 Director Vicente Banaag Jr and I
Incoming Area B1 Director Kingston Lee, Area B3 Director Francis Sales and I
Yesterday, I was at Level 2, Wisma LYL in Petaling Jaya for the Standard Chartered GBS (previously called Scope) Toastmasters Club’s installation of the 2017-2018 exco. 
I was one of only 2 external guests invited  the other was Dr Thilla from Money Mastery Toastmasters Club. 

Anyway, I am deeply honored.

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