From the crooked bridge to the ISA to 1MDB – Tun’s U-Turns are simply incredible

TTF: On the 12th of April 2015, Dr Mahathir Mohamad accused the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, of breaking his promise to build a crooked bridge between Johor Baru and Singapore (READ HERE). Two days later, the former premier claimed that the bridge wasn’t the real reason he criticised the Prime Minister (READ HERE).

Prior to that, when Najib did away with the very ISA that Lim Kit Siang spent an eternity opposing, Mahathir demanded that it be brought back by insisting that the Act was needed to “control the actions of the extremist minority (READ HERE)” That happened in January 2014.

Six months later, he criticised the Prime Minister for wanting to repeal the Sedition Act, another law the senior Lim spent close to five decades vilifying. According to the former premier, repealing the act would result in “people calling for the dismantling of the Royal Institution” (READ HERE). Ironically, it was he who partially ‘dismantled’ the institution in 1993 and again in 1994 by amending the Federal Constitution (READ HERE).

Then, when Mahathir decided to team up with Kit Siang, the stories began to change.

On the 27th of October 2017, he shocked the nation by declaring that he sought to repeal the ISA back in 1987 but was stopped by the police (READ HERE). He insisted that he made the suggestion during the infamous Ops Lalang that saw the detention of 106 activists from all walks under the ISA. According to him, he didn’t agree with the action taken by the police. 

That was a lie.

The reason being, not only did he rip Najib apart in 2016 (as highlighted above) for repealing the draconian law, he declared that HE WOULD DETAIN THE 106 ALL OVER AGAIN IF HE HAD TO (READ HERE). As a matter of fact, HE WENT ON RECORD TO ADMIT THAT IT WAS HE WHO SANCTIONED THE SWOOP and not the police as he had claimed barely a month earlier (READ HERE).

Then, in 2014, he went on and on about the so called RM42 billion from 1MDB (READ HERE) that he claimed had gone ‘missing’. But towards the second quarter of 2015, he miraculously shrank that figure to RM27 billion (READ HERE) before raising it up again to RM42 billion some weeks later. And just when things couldn’t get any weirder, he dropped a bombshell.

After the failed July 2015 coup attempt against Najib, he admitted that the allegations he made against 1MDB were BASED ON ASSUMPTIONS (READ HERE), meaning, the charge sheet that both Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Tan Sri Abu Kassim (of the MACC) prepared was FABRICATED.

And today, it’s all about Felda (see news item below).

KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said today the Felda land issue in Jalan Semarak will not impact votes in the next general election.

Speaking to reporters at the outskirts of the Federal Territories Christmas Open House today, Shahidan remained confident of voter support but did not disclose why.

“I don’t think the (Felda Jalan Semarak) issue will have any negative impact on the General Elections,” he told reporters, adding that Barisan Nasional’s election machinery is prepped and ready to face the Opposition.

Last week, Felda was reportedly at risk of losing its strategically located plot of land in Jalan Semarak worth at least RM200 million following a “dubious deal” in 2015.

A transfer of ownership was believed to have taken place when the state plantations giant’s investment arm, Felda Investment Corp (FIC), appointed a local company as its main developer in 2014.

The developer was also given a full power of attorney to develop the project worth RM200 million.

The project has been earmarked for the Kuala Lumpur Vertical City (KLVC) development project. It is expected to have seven towers including one designated for Felda which will be known as KLVC Tower1A.

The KLVC Tower 1A has apparently been approved for construction, alongside a 68-floor office building.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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