大马头条:依斯迈·沙比里为第九任首相!#zh

(吉隆坡,20日讯)国家王宫刚刚发布官方媒体声明 ,宣布依斯迈·沙比里为马来西亚第9任首相

在这之前,我国最高元首在国家王宫进行了特别会议,召集所有马来统治者参与讨论并决定任哪位议员为我国第九任首相。三被公开提名参选的有3人,即巫统副主席拿督斯里依斯迈·沙比里、希盟主席拿督斯里安华·依布拉欣和沙巴党主席拿督斯里莫哈末·沙菲益阿达。

在此之前,所有 220 名国会议员被要求在 8月18日(星期三)下午 4 点之前向国家王宫提交法定声明,以表明他们对首相人选的支持。 任命新首相的程序是在丹斯里慕尤丁于 8月16日(星期一)辞职后进行。

沙比里将于明天,8 月 21 日(星期六)下午 2:30 在国家宫宣誓就职。

官方媒体声明:

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TERKINI: Ismail Sabri Dinamakan PM Ke-9! #ms

Gambar: BERNAMA

(Kuala Lumpur, 20 Ogos) Pada petang tadi, Istana Negara mengeluarkan kenyataan media mengumumkan Ismail Sabri sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-9.

Ia dikeluarkan selepas Raja-Raja Melayu menghadiri mesyuarat khas di Istana Negara yang dikerusikan oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk membincangkan dan memutuskan Ahli Parlimen yang manakah akan dilantik sebagai Perdana Menteri Ke-9. Tiga orang telah dinamakan secara terbuka sebagai calon, iaitu Naib Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Ketua Pakatan Harapan, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Presiden Parti Warisan Sabah, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Sebelum ini, kesemua 220 anggota parlimen diminta untuk menyerahkan pernyataan berkanun kepada Istana Negara sebelum pukul 4 petang pada 18 Ogos (Rabu), untuk menyatakan sokongan mereka untuk calon yang akan menjadi Perdana Menteri. Proses pelantikan PM baru berlaku selepas Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin meletakkan jawatannya pada 16 Ogos (Isnin).

Ismail Sabri akan mengangkat sumpah pada hari esok, 21 Ogos (Sabtu) jam 2:30 petang di Istana Negara.

Kenyataan media rasmi:

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JUST IN: Ismail Sabri Appointed As PM9! #en

Photo: BERNAMA

(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20) Istana Negara has just released a press statement announcing Ismail Sabri as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This comes after the Malay Rulers attended a special meeting at Istana Negara called by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to discuss and decide which MP to appoint as the ninth prime minister. Three people had been publicly named to be in the running, namely UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Pakatan Harapan chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Prior to this, all 220 MPs were requested to submit statutory declarations to Istana Negara by 4pm on Aug 18 (Wednesday) to state their support on who should be prime minister. The process to appoint a new PM comes following Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation from the post on Aug 16 (Monday).

Ismail Sabri will be sworn in tomorrow, Aug 21 (Saturday) at 2:30pm at Istana Negara.

Official media statement:

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Enough of ‘untuk bangsa, agama dan saya’

Pic: Reuters

There is more excitement on who will be the next prime minister than what he should do, particularly among the MPs, the political parties and their leaders.

Very little on how to arrest Malaysia’s decline, to save people’s lives and to revive the economy, let alone on the principles on which the country must be governed.

Muhyiddin Yassin’s last-gasp survival gambit dressed as a reform package was a lovely lollipop. Not surprisingly, a few were enticed to take a lick at it but most were afraid they might end up having to swallow the whole stick. Dangerous for the throat and breathing.

Muhyiddin offered it just as he was about to fall. It was cynical. It is also Machiavellian. Reminds me of a Groucho Marx epigram: “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them … well, I have others.”

It was desperation. It was not belief. If he had done all that from the time he wrested power 18 months ago, as advised many times, he would have been celebrated, whatever detractors say about “back-door government” and so on. Instead, he fell on his own sword.

Now, these prime minister wannabes after him, what do they stand for? Is it again for “bangsa, agama dan saya”? Whoever it is, he must expose to the nation his principles, strategy and ways to achieve them.

There have been many suggestions from civil society on reform, reset for the medium and long term and an all-of-nation approach to face the immediate Covid-19 pandemic and administer economic resuscitation. The new PM must state his stand and how he is going to rebuild Malaysia.

The Cabinet and grand councils are not enough. There is Parliament, which should be mobilised into special select committees with expert support to deliberate on urgent issues: the health crisis and safety and security. Starting with two, as a number of us have proposed.

There are also human and institutional resources in the country (ISIS, MIER, IDEAS, CARI, etc) which should be organised to work objectively and professionally, without just having yes-men and getting them to deliver on pet projects for personal political ego trips.

There is the public administrative service with many capable civil servants who can be galvanised in the all-of-nation working groups that can, on the one hand, support the work of government and, on the other, the imperative to rebuild, reset and reform.

The next prime minister must have the ability to organise and orchestrate these activities and working groups to report up to the Cabinet and to a reset council which could perhaps be called Majlis Mengutamakan Malaysia, the 3M Council.

The next prime minister must engage public support beyond getting the backing of MPs and state the principles on which he will lead the country based on the Federal Constitution and the rule of law. Without public support and enthusiasm, he will not succeed and Malaysia’s decline will not be arrested.

Muhyiddin rather grandly spoke last Friday about returning Malaysia to its “glory” days. Glory and Malaysia. When were we there? Where are we now?

Even if we conceded there was a time Malaysia basked in glory, perhaps during the Tunku’s time or when we used to win the Merdeka soccer tournaments, the country is now close to falling into the sink hole of muddy and dirty domestic politics.

There has been so much self-inflicted damage.

In the last six or seven years, from 2015 when Malaysia was the chair of Asean in the year that launched the “Asean Community”, Malaysia has been a diminished entity.

We know only too well the dire domestic situation but internationally, particularly since March 2020, nobody looks to Malaysia to do anything worthwhile, not even where there is clear benefit to the domestic economy.

Thus, we are behind the curve on ratifying the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) or the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership). Vietnam, for instance, is reaping huge export growth and foreign direct investment benefits from having ratified the CPTPP.

Valiant civil servants in the international trade and industry ministry are pushing hard to get the ratification, but with dysfunctional government political leadership and a non-functioning Parliament for so many months, it has been an uphill task.

Similarly, Wisma Putra officials have had to put on a straight face against knowing looks as Malaysia went down the gutter. 1MDB damaged Malaysia’s reputation like no other single event.

I remember attending Asean business events in 2015 head held down against such knowing looks with not the heart to say anything much as there were not the ears to hear it.

Now I get asked what is happening in my country, and not always from those who can hold their countries up in pride. That is how far we have fallen.

Nevertheless, we braved it out – the hardworking diplomats and civil servants especially. The prime minister in 2015 shamelessly rode the wave and took the credit, son who launched the community after father who signed Asean into being in 1967.

Always we have had self – saya – before the nation and its people. The new prime minister must not continue to try to fool the people at home, even as nations abroad see Malaysia, once a respected middle power, as a country in the middle of nowhere.


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吉祥:安华比伊斯迈沙比里更有资格担任首相!#zh

引自 林吉祥

马来西亚需要安华担任新首相,引入新团队和政策,以结束肆虐的新冠肺炎疫情,并重新点燃马来西亚之梦。因为副首相伊斯迈沙比里一直是政府对新冠肺炎疫情处理不当的公众代言人,而疫情已经造成超过12,500人死亡和140万的病例。

除非有新的领导层和新的政策,否则马来西亚将在8月31日沮丧地迎来第64周年国庆日之际,面临超过15,000的死亡病例和超过170万的新冠肺炎病例。

无论是新冠肺炎疫情、经济复苏或国家建设政策的突破,都不会有政策方向的改变。这导致越来越多的观察人士认为,马来西亚已经陷入走向失败国家的轨道。

伊斯迈担任首相将意味着更多的恶人政治和盗贼统治政策,这只会让马来西亚成为失败的国家。

马来西亚需要新首相和新领导层,让马来西亚人,不论种族、宗教、地区或政治立场,都能再次梦想马来西亚成为世界一流大国,并采取行动实现马来西亚国父的愿望,使马来西亚成为“动荡与纷扰世界中的一盏明灯”。

自1970年,马来西亚的国内生产总值增长了90倍,而印尼增长了117倍、越南增长了122倍、中国增长了163倍、新加坡增长了175倍,以及韩国增长了178倍。

在过去的50年中,新加坡和越南的国内生产总值均超过了马来西亚。

在下来的50年里,我们会超越其他国家,而更多国家会超越我们吗?

我们要新首相和新的领导层为马来西亚规划 2070的未来,而不是担心他们在国会中的生存,或者只是如何控制新冠肺炎疫情。

新首相和新领导层是为了所有马来西亚人的未来——不论今天还是明天!

然而,对于不当处理新冠肺炎疫情的最大控诉是,在疫情爆发的20 个月之后,慕尤丁政府尚未引领“全社会”的策略和方针应对新冠肺炎疫情。这个控诉的最有力证据是国会继续关闭,以及议员对于无法在应对新冠肺炎疫情的战争中全情投入感到沮丧。


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此文章首先出现在林吉祥博客。

Let’s Come Together & Support Our Local Food and Fashion SMEs This National Day!

A bittersweet feeling resonates with this year’s Merdeka Day as we think about our fellow Malaysians who are struggling to make ends meet or forced to close down their businesses during this pandemic. Even so, these tough days showcase the Malaysian spirit brilliantly as we try our best to support one another by advocating and buying from as many local enterprises as we can.

Due to the prolonged duration of lockdown in Malaysia, it is important for businesses to start creating their presence online and maximise every opportunity of digitising their products and services. However, small businesses face challenges when transitioning due to the lack of digital skills and knowledge of how and where to start. There is also a perception that the road to digitisation is time-consuming and requires a big budget.

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Setting up a customer service channel, privacy policy, and a return policy are highly recommended. While the online store is up and running, don’t forget to connect with your customers via social media platforms to understand more about them and the current trends in the market.

For Consumers: Show Our Local Businesses Some Love This Merdeka Month

Support Local Enterprises This Month

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