May 8, 2018
GE-14- Polling Day May 9, 2018 is 24hrs away. Fellow Malaysians do your duty. Go out in large numbers to vote Pakatan Harapan under the leadership of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. We must remove UMNO President Najib Razak regime. It is now or never. All the best from Phnom Penh.–Din Merican
A Message from John R. Malott*
On Wednesday, the Malaysian people go to the polls. You’ve all seen my posts for years about the kleptocracy and corruption under Prime Minister Najib — we are talking billions, according to the US Justice Department — and it will only get worse if Najib is re-elected.
Things got so bad that Mahathir Mohamed, Malaysia’s Prime Minister for 22 years and the man who jailed Anwar, joined hands with Anwar and the opposition. Mahathir now leads the opposition coalition (because Anwar is still in jail). Mahathir is 92+ years old, but still completely vigorous, and so loved and respected in the Malay heartland that he could pull their votes to the opposition. That has scared the government, which rigs the elections in very subtle and not so subtle ways, like crazy.
Malaysia’s Man of the Moment
The latest poll, although it is a new “art” in Malaysia, shows a total wipeout for Najib and his party among the Malay voters. Mahathir, Anwar and his wife Wan Azizah, and so many others are changing the tide, so maybe Malaysian democracy is not totally lost.
The Face of a Loser. To turn the tide he is expected to commit massive voter fraud
This will create a last minute panic by Najib to commit voter fraud. The lights will go out in polling stations, and when they come back on, new ballot boxes suddenly will have appeared. Sacks of absentee votes will be turned in, showing that 94% of all military and civil servants voted for the government. And so on.
Anyhow, stay tuned. The elections are on Wednesday.
*John R. Malott was US Ambassador to Malaysia during the premiership of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad