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YOURSAY ‘Please bring a bottle of water in case you get pepper sprayed.’


Dr M: Street demo to oust Najib only as last resort


TehTarik: Indeed, this is a shocking statement from former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He should be hauled up by the police and charged under Section 124B for actions detrimental to parliamentary democracy.


This man is a hypocrite. During his 22-year reign, there was zero tolerance for street protests. And yet today, he is instigating the rakyat to overthrow the prime minister.


Aries46: It is true that street demonstration is a double-edged sword. A desperate Najib fighting for his survival will unleash the full force of his riot squad on the innocent demonstrators, and with the attorney-general and judiciary under his clutches, he will not hesitate to destroy anything he sees as a threat to his hold on power.


As we have seen in the past Bersih demos, people have been chased and truncheoned into submission and even lawyers who went to plead for them were dumped in the cell.


As Mahathir said, we are not a violent people and we should not make the mistake of befalling the cruelty of despots.


Yes, Mahathir has his faults and he is the one that anointed the dictator but without him today there is no way Malaysians can ever dream of ridding the man who has brought so much anguish to the majority of Malaysian families struggling for a roof over their head and to put three square meals on the table.


Mushiro: We have come to a stage where we have tried all options to bring down PM Najib Razak and have to now choose the last resort which is street demonstration.


The police have even arrested investigators before these investigators could produce their findings. Are these not signs to opt for peaceful street protest?


Clever Voter: Najib inherited and took advantage of a patronage system that thrives on personal favours and loyalty. Evidently it has no room for impartiality and its corrupt agents and establishments are everywhere.


The middle class is not hungry for change as they become dependent on these agencies.


Ultimately it’s the people who have to decide through ballot box whether they wish to continue with such patronage system that favours a few and punishes the majority.


Tok Karut: Mahathir, see you at Bersih 4. Please bring along a bottle of water in case you get pepper/chemical sprayed.


Don't be at the head of the march as you would be clobbered by police and taken to the black maria or an unmarked van.


Obey the demo marshal's advice. Wear yellow. The trains won't run so your driver may have to drop you off. Hidup rakyat!



RM2.6b donation claim is 'bulls**t', concurs Dr M

Odin Tajué: Of course, it was not a donation. A donation is a gift given freely, usually to a charity, a non-profitable organisation or any other similar entities, and not to reciprocate a favour previously received or as an inducement for the recipient to grant favours to the giver after the donation.


J Ng: Former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad is saying the obvious. Indeed, the majority of Malaysians don't buy the ‘donation’ spin.


Even third world dictators will find it a joke and impossible to believe. The only difference here is that this is coming from Mahathir - he has done and seen it before.


Anonymous_1430119660: By claiming the nature of RM2.6 billion remitted into Najib's bank accounts as "donation", it paints a very bad image on our taxation laws.


This has opened floodgates for all and sundry to legalise ill-gotten gains and wash their dirty money as "clean".


It will call into question of the Middle Eastern "donor's" identity, his source of income, the Malaysian "donee's" tax status, limit on his deductibility of such "donation" if he were to "donate" it to any others, and the taxability of the “donation” in the hand of second, third and onwards recipients!


This is apart from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act’s definition of "donation" and many other inconsistencies.


Ourvotesdecide: The MACC allegedly said it had interviewed the donor from the Middle East who allegedly donated the RM2.6 billion deposited into Najib's personal bank accounts and has "plans to quiz Najib about it soon".


But Najib claims that the MACC had cleared him of corruption . Now which is which?


If the MACC said it plans to quiz Najib about the alleged donation soon, how can Najib claim that the MACC has cleared him of corruption. Clearly, another very strange and suspicious statement from Najib.


Commentable: The only Arab who does not mind "donating" RM2.6 billion to Najib is the same one closely associated to the 1MDB debacle.


After all, what is wrong with the father giving to the son and then the son giving it back to the father.


Only through this method of "donation" that the whole cabinet can come to an agreement that there is no crime, no offence, no tax and nobody's business to talk about it.


Bluemountains: Najib says the RM2.6 billion is donation. Mahathir says the donation claim is bulls**t. Will Najib be brave enough to sue Mahathir to prove that it is not bulls**t?

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