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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kit Siang should not live in a glass house and throw stones


Salleh Said Keruak

Lim Kit Siang talks about Umno's hegemony and 60-year rule. Umno may have been in power for 60 years but the party has been led by seven party presidents over those 60 years. Kit Siang, on the other hand, has been DAP's leader for 51 years.

Many grassroots leaders have left DAP and most times the reason they give is because the party does not tolerate dissent. These dissenters accuse Kit Siang of perpetuating a dictatorship and of building a political dynasty. If only some say this you could raise doubts but when scores say this there must be some truth in the allegation.

Kit Siang is the least qualified to criticise Umno when DAP epitomises an undemocratic party where no one is allowed to criticise its leaders or challenge its authority.  Does Kit Siang not realise he is spitting into the wind?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Menteri luah kebimbangan mengenai penculikan paderi

06 Mac 2017
Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak melahirkan kebimbangannya terhadap penculikan paderi Raymond Koh, dan menggesa semua pihak tidak membuat sebarang spekulasi.
Beliau berkata, polis sedang melakukan yang terbaik untuk mengesan paderi yang hilang sejak 13 Februari, berdasarkan petunjuk dan bukti yang ada.
Salleh berkata, apabila membabitkan kes-kes penculikan, pihak polis terpaksa berhati-hati untuk melindungi mangsa, oleh itu tidak semua butiran yang berkaitan dengan penyiasatan itu boleh didedahkan kepada umum.
Dalam perkembangan sama, beliau meminta pihak polis untuk menyelesaikan kes itu secepat mungkin.
"Saya bersimpati dengan rasa kecewa dan putus asa keluarga dan rakan-rakannya. Tetapi kita tidak boleh membenarkan kemarahan mengaburi pertimbangan kita.
"Saya dapati banyak mesej dan dakwaan sedang beredar berhubung kes ini yang mengaitkan kebencian agama walaupun sebelum polis menubuhkan motif.
"Kita tidak boleh membiarkan ini. Saya yakin sebagai seorang yang berdedikasi untuk berbakti kepada Tuhan, paderi Koh sendiri tidak mahu kita menyemai benih-benih permusuhan agama,” katanya kepadaMalaysiakini.
Salleh juga menegur pihak yang bertanggungjawab mengedar mesej mendakwa bahawa paderi itu telah dibunuh dan pihak polis telah menemui mayatnya.
"Bayangkan kesedihan orang tersayang apabila membaca mesej sedemikian?" katanya.
"Bayangkan apa yang berlaku kepada negara ini, apabila orang ramai percaya mesej itu adalah kenyataan? Oleh itu, sila, janganlah kita memburukkan lagi keadaan.
“Sebaliknya, marilah kita berdoa agar paderi Koh selamat pulang," katanya.
Biarpun apa motif sekalipun, Salleh berkata penculik berkenaan mesti dibawa ke muka pengadilan.
Sebelum ini, Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya Mohd Zani Che Din menolak khabar angin paderi berkenaan telah dibunuh seperti yang tersebar melalui aplikasi mesej teks Whatsapp.
Berdasarkan rakaman CCVT, Koh dirakamkan diculik oleh sekumpulan lelaki bertopeng di Petaling Jaya, yang menggunakan kenderaan mereka untuk menyekat kereta Honda Accord paderi itu.

Salleh expresses concern over pastor's abduction

06 March 2017

Communication and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak has expressed concern over the abduction of pastor Raymond Koh, and urged all quarters not to jump to conclusions.

He said the police are doing their best to trace the whereabouts of the pastor, who has been missing since Feb 13, based on the leads available.

Salleh pointed out that when it involved abduction cases, the police must exercise caution in order to protect the victim, therefore not all details related to the investigation can be made public.

On the same note, the minister urged the police to solve this case as soon as possible.

“I can sympathise with the despair and frustration that his loved ones and friends are feeling. But we cannot allow anger to cloud our judgement.

“I have seen numerous messages and claims circulating linking this case to religious differences even before the police have established a motive for the abduction.

“We cannot allow our emotions to get the better of us. I am sure that as a person dedicated to the service of God, pastor Koh himself would not want us to sow the seeds of religious animosity in his name,” he told Malaysiakini.

Salleh also admonished those responsible for circulating a message claiming that the pastor was killed and the police have recovered his mutilated remains.

“Imagine the grief of his loved ones upon reading such a message?” he said.

“Imagine what harm it can do this nation, when believe such messages to be the truth? So please, let us not make the situation worse. Let us pray for the pastor's safe return instead,” he added.

Whatever the motive, Salleh said the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

- from https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/374678

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The DAP-led Pakatan Ali Baba


Salleh Said Keruak

The perception that the opposition tried to create is that Pakatan is a Malay-led coalition and not a DAP-led coalition. This, however, has been proven to be a fallacy as it is apparent that Lim Kit Siang is very much in control of Pakatan and he dictates what happens.

Many now realise that both Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim are mere props and, like most Malays in DAP, are being used as mascots to attract Malay voters when, in fact, they both have no say in Pakatan since neither are Members of Parliament.

Basically, as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who saw through this charade, said today, Mahathir and Anwar created the perfect Ali Baba situation for DAP to hide behind. DAP knows that on its own it cannot woo the Malay voters so they need Mahathir and Anwar to do that.

The UMNO-led Barisan Nasional does not operate this way and would never resort to trickery to deceive the voters because we work transparently and with mutual respect for one another within the coalition. We also do not make U-turns just to suit the political needs of certain individuals at the expense of the party or the coalition like what the opposition leaders do.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

HRH the Sultan speaks out again


Salleh Said Keruak

Today HRH the Sultan of Johor gave the worst-ever dressing down to who he referred to as demented-leader, who many believe His Highness meant Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. And this is not the first time Mahathir has been given an earful by His Highness, mind you.

It would be wise for Mahathir to heed what His Highness said. The fact that His Highness was forced to rebuke Mahathir shows that he has gone beyond the boundary of decency where even His Highness can no longer tolerate it.

Mahathir now appears unable to separate his personal grudge from the interest of the nation. Mahathir is bringing ridicule upon himself and he has only himself to blame for it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This is just the beginning for DAP


Salleh Said Keruak

The resignation of the four DAP representatives from Melaka proves what many have known for some time: which is the DAP grassroots leaders are not happy about Lim Kit Siang flirting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. For some time many DAP leaders have been unhappy with Kit Siang and Guan Eng and now it appears to have finally reached breaking point.

There are many more in DAP who feel the same way but for the sake of the party they do not want to rock the boat. There are also Malays who support Pakatan but who are unhappy with Mahathir's role in the opposition. What Dr Wan Azizah Ismail said yesterday expresses the sentiments of many Malays.

The credibility and integrity of both DAP and Pakatan Harapan have suffered these last two years because of the unholy alliance between Mahathir and Kit Siang. All the gains the opposition made in 2008 and 2013 are going to be lost in the next general election.

No one doubts that both Mahathir and Kit Siang are serving their personal political agenda at the sacrifice of the interest of the voters. And the voters will show their unhappiness in the next election if this state of affairs continues.

The fact that Mahathir and Kit Siang said many nasty things about each other in the past and now embrace each other demonstrates a lack of principles and morals. As much as you may be united by a common objective, you still need to maintain some level of honour and integrity.

The damage, however, has already been done and after this U-turn it will be impossible to do yet another U-turn. The main unhappiness is with Kit Siang and Guan Eng so it does not take a genius to figure out the solution.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

‘NEGARAKU’ INITIATIVE INSTILLS POSITIVITY, PRIDE AND BELIEF FOR THE NATION

Press Statement YB Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Salleh Tun Said Keruak
Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia

 ‘NEGARAKU’ INITIATIVE INSTILLS POSITIVITY, PRIDE AND BELIEF FOR THE NATION

8 February 2017 - As we embark upon the year 2017, let us be thankful that Malaysia has been blessed with peace and harmony ever since our national anthem ‘Negaraku’ was played. Despite its young age, our nation has made tremendous progress and is on par with the world’s giants in many aspects. Without a doubt, the key to our success is in the unity of our people, and thus, we must remain united despite condemnations from those who have ill intentions.

Unfortunately, this negativity has in some way threatened the loyalty and pride of some for our country. It is our responsibility to rally together and celebrate our love for Malaysia; never let this love fade, but let it inspire us to nourish our nation’s glory.

We as Malaysians must instill in ourselves the spirit of ‘Negaraku’ – an initiative launched by the government that is driven by the love and passion for our country, innate in all Malaysians. The spirit of ‘Negaraku’ encourages us to embrace whatever differences we may have and come together as one people to inspire positivity, pride and belief for our great nation.

Building on Tunku Abdul Rahman’s statement that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation, the spirit of ‘Negaraku’ can only truly materialise by carrying the voice of Malaysians from all walks of life, regardless of race and ideology.

The journey that we took together to develop Malaysia into what it is today was not without its growing pains. Yet, our hearts are made stronger by holding on to the spirit of ‘Negaraku’ through our bleakest moments. It has made us conscientious in evaluating right from wrong, understand each other better and given us strength to defend the honour of this country, our country.

Therefore, let us come together to galvanize the spirit of ‘Negaraku’ even further and drive our nation to greater heights. My Country, My Nation, Negaraku.

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