GEORGE TOWN: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad can “happily do whatever he wishes to do in 2019”, Feng Shui master Lee Cheng Hoe of Penang has announced.
Lee said according to the annual star chart, 2019 will be a great year for Mahathir because the auspicious happiness star is now aligned to the male figurehead or oldest man of the house, which in Malaysia’s case is the 94-year-old leader.
He says the same good fortune will apply to other older world leaders such as Donald Trump, 72.
Lee also said however, “A misfortune star is crossing the path of the queen or female figurehead, so the year is not looking very promising for DPM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, or indeed any female CEO.
“In fact it will be a difficult time for all powerful women as we can see clashes coming up in 2019.”
As for politics in general, Lee said there will be a lot of divisive arguments and the government will have to work doubly hard to gain support from the people.
On financial matters, he feels unfavourable elements will cause Malaysia’s wealth to dip in the first half of 2019, with a negative impact on the stock market and the economy in general.
However, in the second half of the year, the situation will improve, with a “run about horse star“ appearing, which will give the government time to turn the economy around.
On other matters, Lee predicts the government will be stricter towards lawbreakers, and important people or famous celebrities will likely be in the dock charged with unspecified offences.
Lee said the same “run about horse star” will also see many transport related issues, such as plane crashes and train accidents.
“So it is advisable to take extra precautions when you travel, and you should buy travel insurance,” he said.
He also said that in his home state of Penang, there is a chance of a serious fire incident and haze might be an issue. However, he predicted the state’s economy is expected to improve by the end of the year.
Another feng shui expert, Master Stanley Tham of Ipoh said the country’s economy has been gloomy since April last year but will improve from next month.
From early March onwards, he predicts Malaysia will sign international trade deals which will be beneficial to the country.
“International trade, tourism, and the logistics sector will see a vast improvement,” he said.
He also predicts the real estate sector will see massive growth, despite worries about unsold units. It will be a good year to invest in all types of property.
On a darker note, Tham said natural disasters loom, especially in the northern and southern sectors of the country.
Major landslides and floods can be expected in Kedah, Penang and northeastern Sabah, in the months of April, May, September, November and December.
The rest of the country will not emerge unscathed though, as he predicts landslides and floods are likely to occur in Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor and western Sarawak in July, August, September and December.
“Around the world, disasters related to the earth can be expected,” said Tham. “So it is advisable to avoid volcanic areas, earthquake-prone areas and mountainous places.
Tham agrees with Lee about international travel in 2019.
“Those of us travelling to countries with potential disasters related to water or earth are advised to take out travel insurance and wear protection amulets.”
However, despite all the predicted natural disasters, and Dr Mahathir being okayed to do whatever he pleases in 2019, Master Tham is confident that Malaysia will enjoy great development and peace for years to come.