Tuesday, August 19, 2014


It’s the ‘other half’ of Chinese votes Hadi is after. 
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Raggie Jessy
This past few weeks, we witnessed many an expert proffering forecasts with strokes of ingenuity that put a myriad of spins on Selangor’s state of affairs. Prominent lawyers partook in the free for all, offering analyses that numbered as many as there were interpreters. All said and done, the essence to Selangor’s power tussle has been gravely misrepresented, either in deliberation or simply due to the pursuance of fame by pundit wannabes.
I chose to remain relatively silent on the issue; there wasn’t much left to be said. But before drawing the punch line in my last article, I hinted of mediations between Khalid and disgruntled Pakatan assemblymen who were anticipating manoeuvres towards checkmating Anwar. As much as that seems off-the-wall, such are talks that Anwar may yet be in for an inconvenient surprise.
But perhaps, we’ll thrash out prospects by asking ourselves the right questions:
1. Has PAS lost its Appeal?
Yes, it has.
While some within the party’s leadership got waylaid by a conniving band of PKR and DAP tricksters into compliance, many aren’t aware why Hadi eventually traded his support for Khalid with Azizah, or for that matter, Azmin. But to anticipate PAS’s proliferation is to understand the Chinese electorate within a Malaysian context. All said, much of what I dwell on henceforth has been published some months back.
Now, the British left us with a shitload of social issues by devising economic polarity, which they knew would burgeon into an inevitable crisis of sorts. Mahathir, who took over the reins of government from Hussein Onn, advocated a Malaysian race within the framework of the social contract. For a time, there seemed to be peace and stability, but for a time only.
Mahathir’s successor, Abdullah Badawi, went on to experiment with an idealistic variant of liberalism as he granted leeway to local media, a move he probably perceived would resonate well with an electorate weary of Mahathirism. But his gesture merely unlocked doors towards abuse of liberties, delivering Kit Siang an opportunity to infuse social media with his band of vile cybertroopers who distorted truth with confabulations and ambiguity that shrouded public perception on many levels. Seven years on, and Kit Siang has turned enough lies into adages that has the Chinese up in arms against UMNO.
But DAP never made strides before 2008; its roller-coaster political ride included a face-off with Lim Chong Eu’s GERAKAN in 1968, where a young Kit Siang failed miserably in his bid to springboard his political career from Serdang while he played down the Malays and the social contract. But his racist slants redefined communal articles of faith irrevocably, severely impairing prospects of racial unification on a nationalistic scale. This became evident in commerce, when, despite a Chinese eclipse, the community feverishly clung on to their portion of the pie, wanting more as they set aside nation building in favour of capitalistic gains.
Anwar’s sacking from UMNO presented to Kit Siang a breather in turning the tables to his favour, drawing in Chinese youth on the pretext of ‘reformasi’. The next generation of adulterated Chinese weren’t really enticed by Anwar’s charisma, nor did they give two hoots to his sodomy convictions. No, they cashed in on Kit Siang’s Irish bull and envisioned a government that was rid off BN and particularly, UMNO, who they believed would never loosen its grip on Malay rights. And they believed Kit Siang to be the guy to pull it off. A DAP-Anwar marriage in 2004 was enough to convince GERAKAN advocates that the grass was truly greener in Kit Siang’s backyard.
That’s right; it was Anwar all along, and not PKR, who played Pipe Piper and drove in Chinese by the hordes into a stream of deception. Anwar was to Pakatan Rakyat what the Sultan is to Selangor; people merely listened to Kit Siang because he had his hands firmly clutched on Anwar’s shoulder. But the PKR de-facto leader has since lost his appeal, and has gradually been relegated a sitting duck for Pakatan Rakyat dissenters to vent their frustrations on.
Now, Hadi had read the writings on the wall; he was well aware of Anwar’s dwindling support from an increasingly cheesed off electorate. Anwar’s goose got simmered in Kajang, when he failed to muster numbers capable of resonating with his 505 rallies. Such were sentiments that Wan Azizah was pegged several notches beneath her predecessor (Lee Chin Cheh), an ordinary PKR member, who managed a chunkier majority back in 2013. Though victorious, the PKR president set Pakatan Rakyat several years back, with results pointing towards a Chinese swing back to MCA. In the event of snap elections, Selangorians are likely to turn up the heat several notches beyond allowable limits to roast Anwar’s goose.
If anything, a significant faction to Selangor’s populace seems to be milking on Khalid’s resurrection. So, why didn’t Hadi stick to his guns?
Well, he could have. Hadi could have played ball with Khalid on Anwar’s turf, by coming to terms on an alternate front comprising PAS and a Khalid-led party. Both Khalid and Hadi could then have borne the ark of a covenant, paving the way for a third force to supersede Selangor’s Pakatan Rakyat. Now, disgruntled minorities from within PAS’s leadership clutter would probably have conceded to the demands of the Syura Council should Hadi have remained adamant. After all, ditching PAS for a PKR membership was never a PAS thing, leaving malcontents little choice but to toe the line with Hadi.
But a Khalid-PAS pact wouldn’t have mustered the Chinese support Anwar garnered in 2004 following his release from prison, simply because PAS isn’t a Chinese chauvinist party. The Chinese are already split; pro-Khalid supporters are ready to vouch for Khalid and everything he stands for. But yet, they’re reluctant to place their eggs in PAS’s Hudud basket, and would probably compromise by delivering MCA some votes in the event of snap polls.
Now, staging an ‘Azizah’ would undoubtedly deliver to PAS the ‘other half’ of Chinese votes, and in the process, chisel a considerable number of Malay loyalists from scorecards. Effectively, PAS will lose a hefty chunk of its’ independent lifeline’, i.e., votes it could garner without having to cling on either to PKR or DAP. But Malay votes couldn’t have delivered PAS a victory in any single constituency either way. Thus, it’s the ‘other half’ of Chinese votes Hadi is after.
You see, PAS has effectively abandoned its moral principles, defecting against its own Syura Council, by favouring the need to retain power in Selangor. Well, so much for a party that claims to champion Islam and the word of God.
2. Will Khalid form a new party?
If he has any sense, he would. And Khalid isn’t your average PKR dunderhead.
Now, I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again; the likelihood of Khalid remaining an independent is wafer thin. However, a PAS membership is no longer in the stack, given Hadi’s predilection for risk-free endeavours. Effectively, Hadi is standing at daggers drawn against Ulamas within the fold, regardless what they tell you in pro-opposition editorials.
There’s more; the Sultan’s absence isn’t mere coincidence. It offers a breather for Khalid to manoeuvre circumstances. In essence, what had transpired within PAS on Sunday was anticipated by Khalid and possibly, the Sultan, the minute Anwar cried ‘Azizah’.
The embattled MB isn’t one to call it quits. No, he hasn’t much to lose by persisting with his brand of ‘reformasi’, which includes the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly. After all, Khalid is already at rock bottom, as far as Anwar and Kit Siang go. As it were, Khalid is negotiating a new party with Pakatan non-conformists, who stood jolted by Hadi’s apparent u-turn. Forget the pledge by 30 assemblymen; they hadn’t much of a choice when penning their approval in a typical do-or-die fashion.
But remember; the Chinese will only stand up for Khalid should his party have the clout to upstage both MCA and DAP. In simpler terms, Khalid would have to negotiate a significant Chinese presence within ‘parti Khalid’, while delivering a 1Malaysia overtone that would render his party potent against Najib’s administration. And that’s precisely the direction Khalid seems to be heading.
3. What about the pledge by the 30 assemblymen?
Yes, what of it?
Some disgruntled assemblymen and Pakatan members are likely to abandon ship for ‘Khalid’s ark’, one that will inevitably weather Selangor’s rough seas. They couldn’t before; a vote for Khalid would have had them walking the plank, with political tides choppy enough to drown their careers altogether.
But they would, if Khalid served them an alternative platform to springboard their political careers from while pointing canons at Anwar. Their statutory declarations ought to be a representation of commitments at the time of declaration, in their capacities as Pakatan assemblymen. In a manner of putting it, the pledge may yet be non-binding.
You see, they can turn their backs to Wan Azizah from ‘parti Khalid’, while delivering her and her endeared hubby the third finger. Circumstances change, and it remains their constitutional prerogative to deliver a difference in opinion based on developments. They could proceed to sign a new declaration that affirms their sincerity whilst signing the first, and proceed to renew their pledge in favour of Khalid. That remains a manifest possibility.
All in all, the joke’s likely on Anwar. Perhaps, it’s time he called in the clowns.

Pakatan Rakyat holding UNISEL as ransom

The University of Selangor (abbreviationUNISELMalayUniversiti Selangor) is a university wholly owned and managed by the Selangor state government independently without funding from the Malaysian federal government (and is thus regarded as a "private" university as opposed to a "public" university. It operates from two campuses in SelangorMalaysia.

UNISEL was established on 23 August 1999 as the first state funded semi- government university in Malaysia  with the aim of providing tertiary education and opportunities for research and development within the broad sphere of industrial technology, management as well as information and communications technology. It began operations from a temporary campus in Shah Alam until its main campus in the township of Bestari Jaya, approximately 50 km away from the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur, was completed in 2005. UNISEL now operates from both the Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya campuses.
University of Selangor
Universiti Selangor
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Seal of the University of Selangor
MottoShaping Society
Motto in EnglishTowards Excellence
Established23 August 1999
ChancellorY.A.D. Raja Datuk Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Dr. Haji Anuar bin Haji Ahmad
LocationBestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai),Shah AlamSelangorMalaysia
ColorsOrange and Silver

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PKR must be very desperate that MB Khalid should be remove at all cost.  They have tried using all kinds of mean.  From Bomoh, assassination, blackmail. threat, bribe, getting DAP, PAS, NGOs and BERSIH to join the bashing  etc............But did PKR succeeded?  THE ANSWER IS NO.  WHY? That is very, very interesting.

The question on everyone mouth and thought is WHY IS ANWAR AND KAK WAN SO DESPERATE TO HAVE THE MB SEAT FOR THEMSELVES?

Today I am very disappointed with how PKR or rather PR is holding UNISEL ransom as one of their means to get Sultan of Selangor to make Kak Wan the MB of Selangor.

UNISEL was suppose to start their new term on Monday.  Today is Wednesday and the STUDENTS ARE WONDERING WHEN THEY CAN GO BACK TO UNISEL.





Kak Wan like so many in PKR are not born in SELANGOR.  
I believe, seen and experience KARMA.

PKR retribution is nothing compare to Anwar, Kak Wan and their children KARMA.


The trouble with Wan Azizah is…

The people who doubt Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s suitability as Selangor menteri besar (MB) and who claim that Malaysia is not ready to accept a woman to govern either the state, or the nation, are wrong. Step forward, the self-appointed ‘First Lady of Malaysia’ (FLOM), Rosmah Mansor.
In the past, many people, especially those from Umno Baru, despised the FLOM because they believe that she was masquerading as the FLOM when she was really the prime minister. Najib Abdul Razak, they said, is her proxy. So, are the critics of Wan Azizah afraid that the top echelons of political power will become too crowded with women? So, who are the groups which are sabotaging Wan Azizah?
Many people claim they want change, but when faced with opportunity for change, which is to have Wan Azizah as the MB, they develop cold feet. They fear uncharted waters. Dr Wan Azizah is not unfit to be MB, but Malaysians are afraid of change.
The trouble also lies with the indecisive politicians, in Umno Baru, BN, Pakatan and PAS, and the conservative people who want to retain our patriarchal society.
The people who currently hold the reins of power know that when Wan Azizah turns the country around, they will be in trouble. They know they will lose power, status and wealth, and be punished for their past crimes.
The men who fear a woman at the top are probably afraid that a woman will show up their weaknesses.
The rakyat is fed up with the current administration which puts in minimal effort to help uplift the lives of women. A few years ago, Najib nominated himself as the women, family and community development minister but failed to bring any meaningful changes for Malaysian women.
Najib could not even force himself to sack his predecessor for her role in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal. Was he afraid of what she could do to him? An honest person can never be conned. Likewise, a person who has nothing to hide does not fear the skeletons tumbling out of his closet.
Malaysians want something done about the many crimes against women – the gang rapes, the child marriages, the increase in domestic violence, the abuse of maids, sometimes by women themselves, women being infected by HIV/Aids by their husbands, women who are abandoned by their polygamous husbands, the abandoned babies and the single mothers with no lifeline.
Why are Malaysian men, principally Malay men, averse to women holding senior and important roles in society, especially in politics?
Are they afraid that women in power might behave like the wife who has discovered her husband’s cheating and will curtail both his nocturnal and extracurricular activities? Will the Malay men fear that Wan Azizah may force a complete overhaul of the syariah law, in Malaysia, to gain more protection to Malay women?
‘Priority to her husband’s needs’?
Do Malay men have the same opinion as the vice-president of the Obedient Wives’ Club (OWC), Rohaya Mohamad (left), who in 2011 said that women should be “high class whores in bed” to prevent their husbands from straying. Perkasa’s Ibrahim Ali certainly thinks so. He said, “From a Muslim perspective, the wife has to drop all of this (cooking, etc). She must give priority to her husband’s needs.”
If only Rohaya realised the struggles of Malayan fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who in the early 1900s, valued education. They fought for the right of education for their daughters. They did not think that to become whores was the full extent of an education. They wanted to empower their daughters.
The trouble with Wan Azizah is that compared with other Umno Baru women, she is educated, well-travelled, sophisticated and squeaky clean; but that does not stop people from making up lies about her, like former PKR Youth secretary Lokman Nor Adam, who jumped like a frog to Umno Baru and defamed Wan Azizah with claims that she led an extravagant lifestyle and had a penchant for expensive suits.
Around the world, there are women who had to take charge of multi-million dollar enterprises when their husbands died. These women, who had previously not known how to pay an electricity bill, were able to make their companies more successful.
If they did it, why can’t Wan Azizah be MB? Many of her detractors claim that she lacks experience, but is this really such an impediment? She will have an army of advisers, including economists, lawyers, security experts, bankers, academics and industrialists to assist her.
Wan Azizah may not be good at ‘investing’ like a former Umno Baru politician, who corralled public funds to secure the purchase of many luxury condominiums. Wan Azizah may not have the financial wizardry of one Umno Baru wife, who is able to purchase multi-million ringgit jewels and handbags, because she began saving when she was a teenager.
PAS acted like a dithering adolescent with its wishy-washy endorsement of Wan Azizah. They must learn that one can be committed to democracy and equality, and still be a true Muslim.
The opposition to Wan Azizah is not because of her sex, her educational background, or that she is Anwar’s wife. She could be perfect in every way, but her detractors will always be able to find a reason for her unsuitability.
The only reason people oppose Wan Azizah is that they do not want the floodgates to be opened, for the empowerment of women. They fear the moment when Malaysians discover that Malaysian women are as good as, or better than, men, at ruling, promoting justice and equality, ensuring peace and harmony, and providing opportunities for all.
MARIAM MOKHTAR is a defender of the truth, the admiral-general of the Green Bean Army and president of the Perak Liberation Organisation (PLO).

Should Sultan get UP CLOSE & PERSONAL:I don't like you Azizah or I prefer someone else?

Should Sultan get UP CLOSE & PERSONAL:I don't like you Azizah or I prefer someone else?
PAS' Youth Chief, Suhaizan Kaiat gave a plausible answer although I must say it has come slightly late after the damage is already done.
However, a good answer is better than none at all. It is understandable that the Sultan of Selangor may choose to reject PKR president, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the next Menteri Besar, thus dragging the MB saga even longer.
According to Suhaizan, the Sultan may ask for another name from Pakatan Rakyat. However, I doubt that His Highness would want the palace to be seen as being dragged into the politics in the State. He, too, would not want to be seen as being difficult or favouring one person or party over the other, as the rakyat are watching.
Kak Wan has undeniable support: Should Palace get dragged into politics by Umno-PAS?
Dr Wan Azizah, or Kak Wan, has received an overwhelming support from the State Assembly. At this juncture, it is 13 from PKR, 15 from DAP and 15 from PAS - a total of 43 from a total of 56 state assemblymen.
Compared to the beleaguered Khalid Ibrahim, who has only 13 state assemblymen supporting him (him and 12 other UMNO State Assemblymen), this is more than two-third of the majority in the entire assembly. In other words, Kak Wan is the obvious choice.
The Sultan would only call for the dissolution of the state assembly if there are reasons to believe that it is a hung assembly. He could also ask for another name, only if there are major issues involving the candidate proposed by all three parties in Pakatan, such as corruption.
The fear that Kak Wan may lack the experience of running a state should not be the reason for the Sultan to ask for another candidate, or choose someone else against the candidate picked by the rakyat.
Personal preferences such as "I don't like you" or "I prefer another person" should not mar the palace, especially when the candidate, in this case, Kak Wan, is obvious.
Therefore, in my opinion, while Suhaizan is right that PAS has to take precautions, we should not underestimate the abilities of the woman. After all, if the saying is true, "Behind every successful man, there is a woman", then the fear of Kak Wan being a puppet for her husband, Anwar Ibrahim, is nothing but an insult spun by hers and Anwar's rivals.
If Azizah Anwar's puppet, isn't 'too soft' Najib a puppet of his wife Rosmah
If Kak Wan is Anwar's puppet, what about the current attack against Najib Abdul Razak? They say that Najib is too soft. Is the public not also asking who is really the prime minister of Malaysia? Therefore, why the spin therefore that Kak Wan will be Anwar's puppet?
Suhaizan and PAS should not be overly concerned about the spins or overreact to the news. At the juncture when the PAS president had an audience with the Sultan, it may be because the situation was very different.
Now that Pakatan Rakyat has overcome this MB saga, it has come out much stronger, having learnt that respect for each other is what earns them respect from the people. Let's move on, because to me, you guys need to work harder to capture Putrajaya.
Nothing more, nothing less, by the next General Election, because to the people, "Enough is enough!" Now, the maverick, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is coming out again to spew his venom like what he did to Tun Abdullah Badawi.
With the help of his 'machai' like ISMA president, Zaik Abdullah, former NST boss, Datuk Kadir Jasin and former minister, Zainuddin Maidin, they are executing part of a campaign to stir up discontentment in the UMNO Baru that Mahathir had created. Let us show the Mamak that he no longer has a place in this country. - MAILBAG

Feigning illness, buying MC’s is common practice

This is costing employers RM2.9 billion in overtime payments.
MCKUALA LUMPUR: More than half the working population feign illness or buy Medical Certificates (MC) to stay away from work. And according to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) this is costing employers RM2.9 billion annually.
The MEF says this is because of overtime payments to workers who are replacing those on medical leave.
JobStreet.com recently conducted a survey to see how prevalent is the issue of fake MC’s.
From the JobStreet.com survey, more than 57 per cent of employers claimed to have staff whom they felt pretended to be sick to obtain MC’s.
When employers were asked what actions would be taken if staff were found getting fake MC’s, employers said that they used warning letters, verbal warnings and poor performance appraisal as some common actions taken to deter this problem in their company.
Checking with the medical clinic to confirm that the staff was indeed sick is also a common method for HR departments to validate the authenticity of the MC.
The survey says the top three reasons to stay away from work are : no mood to work, feeling burnt-out and some even faked sickness to attend job interviews.
This is a sign that they are not motivated at their workplace and are being dishonest just to avoid coming to work.
Although the majority of the respondents in the survey said they would not fake sickness to get an MC, one in four said they would purchase fake MC’s if they were given an opportunity to.
Furthermore, they indicated that they were prepared to pay up to RM25 for a fake MC.
A total of 1,058 employers and 749 employees across various industries in Malaysia participated in this survey conducted in June 2014.

Sedition charges against Surendran contemptuous – Gobind Singh Deo

The Attorney-General (A-G) has thought it fit to charge the MP for Padang Serai, N. Surendran, with sedition for criticisms he made against the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy II appeal.
This to my mind amounts to exerting pressure upon Surendran and Datuk Seri Anwar's defence team.
The A-G is in essence taking action against Surendran for stating his views of a judgment of the Court of Appeal, which views may well form the basis of the defence submissions in a pending appeal to the Federal Court.
He cannot and must not be allowed to exert any form of pressure nor intimidate Surendran or Datuk Seri Anwar’s defence team in any way before the appeal especially by prosecuting them for expressing their views in the matter.
That would be an utter abuse of process and could well amount to contempt of court.
It will also set a bad precedent, especially for the criminal bar, in that lawyers will be far less willing to speak their minds and defend their clients to the best of their ability for fear of being prosecuted.
The A-G should remember that all accused persons are constitutionally entitled to a fair trial. As such, it is my view that any efforts on part of any quarter be it the A-G or anyone else, to stifle such a guarantee, would also amount to a very serious violation of the constitution and strike against the very core values of our criminal justice system.
This is a matter of serious public concern. The A-G is not beyond the law. No doubt, he has powers to institute prosecutions but these powers cannot and must not be exercised unlawfully.
* Gobind Singh Deo is DAP MP for Puchong. TMI

Pengkalan Kubor by-election a test of Pakatan unity, says analyst

New Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob will oversee the first by-election in Kelantan following the death of the Pengkalan Kubor assemblyman today. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 20, 2014.New Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob will oversee the first by-election in Kelantan following the death of the Pengkalan Kubor assemblyman today. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 20, 2014.
After having weathered the Selangor menteri besar storm that almost split Pakatan Rakyat, the Pengkalan Kubor by-election will put to the test the coalition's renewed commitment to remain together, an analyst said.
Dr Kamarul Yusof, an analyst who specialises in Kelantan's politics, said the by-election would also determine the strength of Kelantan PAS under new Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, after the party's popular spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s retirement.
The Election Commission must call for a by-election for the Pengkalan Kubor seat within 60 days, following the death of its assemblyman, Umno Tumpat division chief Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar, this morning in China.
"The by-election will indicate the strength of the ties between PAS and PKR in Kelantan," he said.
The two parties' performance in the seat in the last four general elections has been on the decline since the 1999 general election.
PAS's Wan Husain Wan Ahmad won by 2,432 votes in the 1999 election, but the seat was lost by 714 votes in 2004.
PKR's Hasan Ibrahim performed better in the 2008 general election, losing by only 100 votes to the Barisan Nasional candidate.
But the party did worse in last year's polls when its candidate, Saharun Ibrahim, lost to Zahidi by 1,736 votes, while independent candidate Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary received only 65 votes.
Kamarul said the huge loss in the 2013 election shows that it would be an uphill task for PR to wrest the seat from BN in the by-election.

"But then, almost nothing is impossible in politics, especially if both PAS and PKR do not argue over which party deserves to field its candidate for this seat, and who among them can present a formidable individual who can maximise their chances of winning this seat."

The last time PAS won the seat was in 1999, when the Malays overwhelmingly turned to the opposition party after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's notorious black eye incident sparked outrage among the community.
Wan Husain defeated BN candidate, Mat Nawawi Mat Jusoh, by 2,432 votes.
PAS and PKR will be entering this by-election after their strained ties following differences over the appointment of the new Selangor menteri besar candidate.
But although the impasse ended on Sunday, after PAS finally agreed to Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibahim’s removal, resentment is still running high among some party members.
The party proposed PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and its deputy Azmin Ali as replacement for Khalid.
PAS Research Centre operation director Dr Zuhdi Marzuki has urged the party to reconsider its decision, and accused PAS of failing to defend its stand to include Azmin.
He said this after the PR ‎Presidential Council decided to set aside PAS's proposal to forward two names to the sultan, and chose Dr Wan Azizah as the sole candidate.
Even in Kelantan, PAS and PKR's ties are strained.
Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Amar had urged all 15 PAS Selangor assemblymen to support Khalid as MB.