Saturday, December 12, 2009

DONT PUSH THE NON MALAYS TO THE WALL Dr M: Don’t pick on bumi issueCivil Revolution May Usher A Constitutional Democracy

DONT PUSH THE NON MALAYS TO THE WALL Dr M: Don’t pick on bumi issueCivil Revolution May Usher A Constitutional Democracy


DONT PUSH THE NON MALAYS TO THE WALL Dr M: Don’t pick on bumi issueCivil Revolution May Usher A Constitutional Democracy

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 09:03 AM PST


Civil Revolution May Usher A Constitutional Democracy In MALAYSIA DONT PUSH THE NON MALAYS TO THE WALL
Can Malaysians avoid yet another crisis. Although oscillating between corrupt civilian governments and POLICE dictatorships, crises have been a way of life for BARISAN GOVERNMENT But this crisis IS GOING TO BE different. It IS not particularly for or against a leader. It was the third act of a grass-roots movement, led by the PEOPLE in favor of the rule of law under a constitutional framework.
AVOID THIS MAHATHIR'S VISION OF MALAYS


THE UMNOPETRONAS STING, VICTIMS MALAYSIANS Former premier Mahathir Mohamad, who is the adviser to national oil firm Petronas, has asked how the Umno-BN spent the RM253.6 billion →revelation of the MACC report to the Prime Minister. In spite of the overwhelming evidence against Tajudin Ramli and the simultaneous launching of the police investigation by the Commercial Crime Division of Bukit Aman, the government decided to close the file and stamp it with NFA (no further action) while the Malaysian taxpayers are made to carry the burden of the RM9 billion cost.the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) feels that child pornography images peddler are traffice offenders no big deal but if you make report against UMNO you are a criminal.Umno is much more Islamic than PAS said Muhyiddin.
CBI may freeze Raju's land bank work this how unlike child pornography images peddlers

Malays are always asking for handout they are always asking why the goverment didn't help them. When are we going to see them standing on their own?

MALAYSIA appears to be on the verge of COLLAPSING as a functioning Constitutional Democracy, with primacy of laws and constitution that has eluded MALAYSIA THANKS TO BARISAN'S for 51 years of its checkered history RIP OFF THE PEOPLE'S RIGHT
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment'. But if we are citizens passionate about Malaysia and our birthright, which should not be surrendered to politicians and/or bureaucrats under any circumstances, then we should just get stuck in and ACT NOW to save our democracy and to make it safe and secure from predatory politicians and/or bureaucrats.
He often said that Malays could rule Malaysia without non-Malays but because they believed in 'power-sharing', they were willing to compromise. Now isn't the subtext 'Ketuanan Melayu' and a disregard for non-Malay sense of 'belonging' to Malaysia?
Mahathir would often remind how 'generous' the Malays were towards 'others' and were allowed to be taught in their own langauge and have Chinese names unlike in other countries like Indonesia where Chinese had to have Indonesian names and were not allowed to promote their mother tongue.
Mahathir was a Machiavellian master of psychology. He created a 'tongkat mentality' in the Malay psyche to make them insecure and dependent on UMNO. This stunted and parochialised the Malay mind. He declared Malaysia 'an Islamic State' illegally, further dividing Malaysian society only to reinforce 'Ketuanan Islam'.
The irony is that the Malay elite were never pure Malay, if ever there is such an entity. Mahathir's grandfather was an immigrant from India yet he could play the 'Malay Ultra' without batting an eyelid.He is whole modus operandi was based on a lie. It is no surprise that his policies corrupted every institution of democratic governance in Malaysia.Mahathirism has been a terrible curse on Malaysia.
Amazing, isn't it? Just when you thought the dust has settled another surprise, or rather scandal, appears and screaming for your attention. Unlike BMF scandal that saw a whooping RM2.5 billion vaporized into thin air back in 1980s the same cannot be said about PKFZ's scandal which has eaten RM7.453 billion of taxpayers' money and is about to put the whole project in the country's Guinness Record – a staggering RM12.453 billion. The country has indeed made her progress at an astounding rate – not only the quality of scandal or corruption (in terms of value) has increased, the quantity has also skyrocketed exponentially since then.
Going by the rate the scandals are queuing waiting to explode, now is perhaps the best time for Najib's administration to prepare a long list, assign a queue-number to each of them with the most critical given priority and release it one after another. The reason is pretty simple. Bombard and overload the people or taxpayers with the scandals and chances are high they'll forget about it the next day because before they can debate and digest the first scandal at their favorite coffee-shop, the next scandal would be front-paged and then the third, the fourth, the fifth and the list continues. Remember I said the most critical has to go first? So by the time the last scandal (if there would be a last scandal in the first place) makes its appearance the scale of it would probably amounting to a few thousands of ringgit that eventually people will ignore it. Great strategy isn't it?
THIS HOW THE KETUAN MELAYU WORK INSTEAD OF MAKING THE MALAY RICHER THE NON MALAYS BECOME MORE RICHER
Racial polarisation,Pewaris,BTN course ,Utusan Melayu,Ketuanuan Melayu,Keris wielding ,rampant corruption, mega project scandals, anjing Gestapo, AG ,selective prosecution ,illegal immigrants, crime rate, etc,etc,etc…..
Then you have the ban on satelite dishes so that Astro, his crony's company can monopolize the market and make everyone subscribe to Astro, and deprive us of FREE Satelite TV many many hundreds of channels !
Then you have IRIS monopolizing the Identity Cards and Passports market in Malaysia just because JPN doesn't have the source codes and this enriches Vixen Tan … 3G license that should have been Digi's also give to Vixen Tan's Mitv now known as U Mobile
Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir is a bare faced liar. His modus operandi was based on Ketuanan Melayu. But he practised double speak. He talked 'unity' but sowed division at the same time. He practised the colonial divide and rule policy and held things together by capitalising on each communities fears and insecurities.calls for Malaysian Unity during his rule, he quietly committed the treasonable act of importing lowly Indonesians and Philippinos into the country permanently distorting the country's racial composition. This has resulted in the many serious social and political problems currently confronting Malaysians! For this reason alone, this sly old fox should be put behind bars immediately if not executed for selling out the country decades ago!
He often said that Malays could rule Malaysia without non-Malays but because they believed in 'power-sharing', they were willing to compromise. Now isn't the subtext 'Ketuanan Melayu' and a disregard for non-Malay sense of 'belonging' to Malaysia?
Mahathir would often remind how 'generous' the Malays were towards 'others' and were allowed to be taught in their own langauge and have Chinese names unlike in other countries like Indonesia where Chinese had to have Indonesian names and were not allowed to promote their mother tongue.
Mahathir was a Machiavellian master of psychology. He created a 'tongkat mentality' in the Malay psyche to make them insecure and dependent on UMNO. This stunted and parochialised the Malay mind. He declared Malaysia 'an Islamic State' illegally, further dividing Malaysian society only to reinforce 'Ketuanan Islam'.
The irony is that the Malay elite were never pure Malay, if ever there is such an entity. Mahathir's grandfather was an immigrant fromIndia yet he could play the 'Malay Ultra' without batting an eyelid.He is whole modus operandi was based on a lie. It is no surprise that his policies corrupted every institution of democratic governance in Malaysia.
Mahathirism has been a terrible curse on Malaysia.
said today that the opportunity given to more bumiputras to enter public universities should not be disputed as a racist act which prioritises one race at the expense of others.
The former prime minister said the move was to ensure a balanced racial development so that the bumiputras were not left behind in mainstream education, which could have negative repercussions.
Seeking a balance
He said that at the private institutions of higher learning, which now numbered nearly the same as the public institutions of higher learning, the bumiputra enrolment was very small, only in the region of 10%, while the rest was made up of the other races because many bumiputras could not afford the fees.
"If we conduct a census of the number of students in the government and private universities, there are more non-bumiputra students. That's why we give attention and more places to bumiputras," he said in his keynote address, entitled "UUM 25 Years Expectation vs Reality", at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Alumni Convention 2009 here.
"So we should not feel guilty (just) because we have places for the bumiputras. We have a right to attain a position that is on par in this country. We want reasonable rights," he said.
You can't call it racism, says Dr M
Dr Mahathir said the affirmative policy under the New Economic Policy to bring the bumiputras into the country's mainstream development in various fields, including education, was not something extreme because although bumiputras made up about 60% of the population, the set quota was only 30%.
"This is not racism…we only ask for half of what we should be demanding. This shows that we are not racist…in fact to get 30% is not easy."
If there was no balance, those left behind would feel hatred and jealousy and might act irrationally, and this was what the country wanted to avoid, he was quoted by Bernama as saying.
He added that the extra attention and opportunities given to the bumiputras did not mean that the other races were sidelined.
He also said that it was important for the bumiputras to have the knowledge in running a business because many of them did not use the money as capital or to invest but to shop.
"We must change the bumiputra mindset. The money will bring returns when invested and this can enhance their wealth. Normally, they spend when they have money…often more than the money available and this causes problems."
Advice to set up university town
On UUM, Dr Mahathir said the aspiration of its establishment had been achieved as was evident from the success in producing bumiputra graduates as well of graduates of other races in management but it was still not enough.
"The UUM's future still hinges on efforts in capacity building, especially for the bumiputras, in business," he said.
He said students in management finance and accounting must be taught to have the right mindset, strong resilience as well as other traits to be successful in business and other fields.
Dr Mahathir also hoped that one day there would be a university town in Sintok, where the UUM is located, like the university towns in Cambridge and Oxford.
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SUBLIMINAL CONCEPTION OF NAJIB IN NARATHIWAT

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 08:03 AM PST


We in Malaysia are concerned about the fact that we being ethnic Chinese and Indians and the non Muslim Bumiputra people of Sabah and Sarawak have been living for the past 40 years or more in a shaky modern democracy. Sometimes we wonder as to how  these scandalous racial policies were permitted to be perpetrated by the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) unabated.

There is an obvious reason as to why the term "scandalous racial policies" are used to refer to the acts and conduct of UMNO until the situation arose recently where the pot started to call the kettle black. This refers to the extremely funny skirmish between the father of Malaysia's racism policies, that is non other than,  Mahathir  and the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Nazri.

It indeed was a hilarious national affair. It categorically and emphatically confirmed all the insinuations that have been posted by and large by anonymous bloggers on the biosphere. The skirmish put to rest the unconstitutional acts and conduct executed by UMNO which is clearly unconsciona

The first salvo came from Nazri, when he labeled Mahathir as a racist over the stand of the 84-year-old man with regard to the National Civic Bureau (BTN) courses.

The old man Mahathir shot back that UMNO is a party perkauman which is meant only for the Malays and nobody(else) can join and as such (Nazri) is in a racist party and since he is against racism he should resign from UMNO.

This whole episode was a blessing in disguise for the ethnic Chinese, Indians, and the non Muslim people of Sabah and Sarawak which was brought to the forefront by divine providence.

There seems to be something amiss here, to note as to how this racial situation of Malay supremacy was implemented and was allowed to be mismanaged for some 40 years or more.

This is owing to the fact that prior to obtaining Independence the UMNO, the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) formed a body called the Alliance which was the predecessor of the Barisan National (BN).

So, when we take a leaf from what is recorded in history, the visual political landscape would provide the missing link as to how and when this 40 year joke of racism first started to rear its ugly head.

The MCA was formed on February 27, 1949 with the implicit support of the post World War 11 British Reoccupation Authority by the Kuomintang (KMT) members as an alternative to the Malayan Communist Party.

The first leaders of the MCA were KMT army leaders. Leong Yew Koh was a KMT major general. He became the Governor of Malacca. Henry H.S. Lee was a colonel in the KMT. He was Malaysia's first Finance Minister.  Lim Chong Eu was a colonel (medical) doctor in the KMT.  He joined the MCA in 1952.

In 1957 we obtained our Independence. The first general election was held in 1959. Lim Chong Eu was the leader of the MCA and he demanded that the MCA be allowed to contest 40 of the 104 seats. The Tunku rejected it. There was an internal strife in the Alliance.

Lim Chong Eu and his supports resigned and stood as independents. UMNO won 51.8% of the votes which resulted in 74 out of 104 seats which was enough for a two-third majority in Parliament and the Alliance formed the government.

The relationship in the Alliance was well until its leaders decided in 1963 to make the Malay language the National Language of Malaysia. UMNO sought to reduce the reliance on the English language in government affairs. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) backed the special rights for the Bumiputra which strengthened  Islam's position in public affairs.

The Democratic Action Party (DAP) took a strong stance against UMNO and PAS position on Islam. They made the call for a "Malaysians Malaysia". In the meantime in 1968 the Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) was formed. It was led by Lim Chong Eu.

Matters came to a head in 1969 general elections. The Alliance won less that half of the popular vote. The Alliance secured 66 out of 104 seats in Parliament. Most of the losses came from the MCA. The Alliance lost the States of Kalantan, Perak and Penang.

The King declared a national emergency on the advice of the government. Parliament was suspended. The National Operations Council (NOC) was led by Najib's father Abdul Razak. Until Parliament was reconvened the NOC consisted of 7 Malays, 1 Chinese and 1 Indian. In Razak's cabinet there were two powerful men. They were Ismail Abdul Rahman and Ghazali Shafie.

The New Economic Policy (NEP) was formulated during the NOC. Whilst Mahathir was expelled from UMNO he authored "The Malay Dilemma". In the book Mahathir controversially argued that the Malays needed "Affirmation Action" in order to overcome deficiencies in their genetic stock. Razak,  subsequently readmitted Mahathir into UMNO.

Under the NOC  the NEP targeted 30% Malay share in the economy. The old civil service hiring quota of 4 Malays for every, 1 non-Malay was effectively disregarded. By 1973 98% of all new government employees were pseudo Malays.  90% of the Government scholarship for studying abroad,  were awarded to Malays. Hiring quotas in the private sector were enforced. Preferential entry requirements for Malays into universities were enforced thereby reducing the entry for the other ethnic groups.

In 1976 Razak passed away. Hussein Onn became the Prime Minister. Mahathir was given the key post of the Ministry of Education. Then Hussein Onn resigned in 1980 and Mahathir became the Prime Minister.

Against this backdrop, it can be clearly seen that as from 1969 up to this date where Najib is the Prime Minister of Malaysia, he and his government have completely submerged the constitutional rights of the citizens who are non-pseudo Malays, This unconscionable acts were implemented by his father, Razak.

The  non-pseudo Malay people have been subjugated to such a point that they have even lost their constitutional rights to their "freedom of speech, assembly and association, religion and equality."

It appears that Najib is not able recognize the flaws diabolically conceived and created by his father and built upon by UMNO over the years. He fails to understand that constitutional rights have to be upheld by the government, as such rights and obligations between the populace and the government are essential for the people to live in harmony.

Najib is the President of UMNO and Malaysia's Prime Minister. He should know the fundamental rights of any citizen cannot hang on the fancies of individuals in authority. As such, such rights can ill afford to be consigned to the limbo of undefined premises and uncertain applications of which UMNO has made a mockery of them for the past 40 or more years.

Having had made a mockery of our fundamental rights in Malaysia we find Najib's statement made in Narathiwat, Thailand as reported in the Star on 10.12 2009 that is:

"As long as it is not against Islamic principles, I cannot see why the people living in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat provinces should not support the moves taken by the Thai government to restore peace."

And this statement of Najib appears to be below the threshold of his consciousness or his mind must have been on automation where his words came out to rapidly and he was not able to consciously perceive what he was speaking.

What about you Najib subjugating our rights, is it permitted in Islam?

Najib, for all the mockery that UMNO and you have made to the ethnic Chinese, Indians and the people of Sabah and Sarawak over the last 40 years or more that statement you made gave us a revulsion  on the contradictory manner in which your government endeavours to subjugate us in Malaysia of which fact you pretend to be oblivious.


Satan Is A Pondan

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 10:18 AM PST

He who kills Satan shall be the Lord!

I don't who will be the Lord but it looks like we do have good candidate for the other role. Imagine there are already dozens of hateful comments on him only an hour or two after the  following news article appeared: -

NB: It appears Satan  is after all also a PONDAN!

Dr M: Don't pick on bumi issue

(Malaysian Mirror) - Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the opportunity given to more bumiputras to enter public universities should not be disputed as a racist act which prioritises one race at the expense of others.

More at Malaysia Mirror

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written by fireduck, December 13, 2009 01:44:23
The 10% bumis in the private universities are probably the smarter ones with more open minded parents who knows a thing or more about having their kids flying high with the eagles rather than flocking with a great big bunch of turkeys. And eagles do not need crutches.
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written by onnetline, December 13, 2009 01:43:08
Can't get close enough to spit at this fcuking racist and corrupted ex-dictator or Indian Muslim .............. Mahatahi a/l Kutty !

With the excuse of NEP, he has made all his half dark Indian children multi-millionaires through corrupted ways while the true poor and needy Malaysians were sidelined !
Only the Malays at UMNO believed that his family was poor enough to deserve all that wealth through NEP.
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written by HEADACHE, December 13, 2009 01:35:54
I have always been thinking - respect the elders. Even Mahathir, the bloody racist.

Now I have got this words to say to him, "FCUK OFF".
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written by bodohland_citizen, December 13, 2009 01:32:31


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written by penangboi, December 13, 2009 01:16:13
We are not disputing helping poor bumiputeras who can't afford the fees for education. This bloody Mamakutty is again playing the racial card. What a bloody racist!!!

The issue which is totally unacceptable is creating a double standard in the quality of students to be admitted to higher level of education.

Why can't this senile old man see the illogical reasoning behind his racist policies. There are certain levels of competency you must and cannot tamper with, and one of them is the quality of students that come out of tertiary education.

Just to achieve the quota of getting a certain percentage of bumiputera graduate so that this Mamakutty can 'show' to the Malays how 'successful' the Malay race is under his racist policies, he is willing to compromise on the quality of students that universities churn out.

During my time as a student for instance, a non-bumi student must get a Grade 1 in MCE (equivalent to SPM now) whereas a bumi only need to obtain a Grade 2 to get into Form 6. Similarly, a bumi student does not have to get good results to get into the local uni but non-bumi who get the same results as a bumi would not even have a sniff of seeking entry.

And that is only education we are talking about. What about in business? Bumi companies are given government projects without consideration of their real capabilities. Meritocracy is completely ignored in promotion of government servants.

And because of Mamakutty obsession with getting Malays rich and wealthy using the short-cut way, we now have a Malay population which is so dependent on government hand-outs that once the crutches are taken away they falter. (This is a generalisation of course but the exceptions are rare indeed).

And we must always remember that Mamakutty makes it sound oh so noble to uplift the Malays, but in truth it is done with the sole intention for boosting UMNO's political support. By adopting such racist and discriminatory policies Mamakutty is ensuring that the Malays have no choice but to support UMNO. It is akin to getting the Malays addicted to the drugs of 'bribery' clothed in the guise of 'affirmative action' so that they become completely dependent on UMNO's handouts.

Now you all know the hidden agenda behind UMNO in general and Mamakutty in particular.
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written by betasigma, December 13, 2009 01:14:17
here comes the bloody racist hamkarchan again!!jus ignore him.
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written by mob1900, December 13, 2009 01:06:48
Tun,

What is there to hand out when there's no more to hand out?
Your Regime has looted the country dry and forced the minorities to bear the brunt of your so called NEP policies for the last 40 years!

Isn't that enough?

You had forced generations of Malaysians into thinking racism is right, corruption is a way of life and to live off others is a given right to AMNOputras. When you admit those who've been 'left-behind', it's the whole nation when your regime pillaged and burnt the nation coffers!

Why are you not invited to other countries to give such views?
Because you're wrong and no sane country would invite such discriminatory and disastrous methods such as yours. Our current dismay state is a living proof of your doing, sir.
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written by Msian Idol3, December 13, 2009 01:03:00
Mamak malay cannot even tell the difference in the quest for quality rather than quantity. Ever heard that we only need a few good leaders & less a bunch of quacks who does not have a clue in leadership. It is quality leadership that can bring the worst to the next level of meritocracies and not vice versa. Our ex mamak PM is so flaw in his readings & he virtually set the tail spin downwards for the malays( & Non malays) to perform with a herd & kampung mentality so that he, his family & cronies can perpetually rule Msia for their pocket needs. Go to hell imposter.
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written by malsia1206, December 13, 2009 00:54:08
Dear Tun Mahathir, you are making specific mention of oportunities given to Bumiputras to enter local Universities. Let me remind the Tun how about -
1. opportunities in the Civil Service?
2. opportunities in registered Contractors?
3. opportunities in securing APs?
4. opportunities in ownership of GLCs?
5. opportunities in getting grants for churches and temples?
These are just but the other few examples. Do you realise they all have a common denominator? Do you need me to spell it out for you in clear certain terms? What did the Menteri called you recently? Maybe those 2 words have yet to sink in your thoughts.
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written by benny loh, December 13, 2009 00:52:07
THE FATHER OF ALL RACISM

written by esac, December 13, 2009 00:20:37
No point to waste my time and energy to comment on 'non-issues'.

I have decided to get a life by stepping up with non-emotional action that adds benefits and value to your own life.
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written by kenny, December 13, 2009 00:03:24
The Greatest Exploiter of Racism! No need to psycho the people anymore. You have driven most of the bright and talented students away in exchange for the ever increasing tens and tens of thousands of unemployable graduates.

Your expected relapse can be due anytime now since your last heart attack. Many M'sians you have driven away are now Heads of Dept in foreign hospitals. If you are true to yourself and country, please insist on having your matriculasi doctors(not the pre-NEP ones and led by a Jewish from Mayo Clinic like before) hold the scapels this time around. I'm sure they will do a good job on you!

Old man, how can you continue lying to the people when everyone now can see that you're even lying to yourself.
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written by imanj, December 13, 2009 00:02:50
It would be wise for the Malays to seriously read the many comments..Are you going to continue allowing anyone like in the case of our ex-Prime Minister with his statements that so impresses upon others,the Malays are literally unable to fend for themselves unless helped and given opportunities just to make the qouta based on the constituition?

There are many implications that state the Malays are not financially capable and even not knowledgeable enough in making a complete life full of ambition.If that is the case,in his reign as PM,why haven't the Malays moved to a level where they can afford a preferred education in the private colleges/universities or even other countries with their own financing?

It would all begin with today's generation that had parents and grandparents,who should have done well for themselves in their education to secure good professional jobs and hence provide the grounding and path for their present generation.

It would be more honorable to attain your goals on one's personal achievements.Parents should rightly expose their children to knowledge from the start of their childhood so that their children develope their minds and potentials into the right direction.

The country 's education system is responsible to provide the best,more furtile content in the curriculum which is direct,of high standard,simplified,current,relevant and authentic and not a selfish curriculum that ensures the statistics in the student;s results are to be based on and suited to race/religion and qouta.

Stop shunning any child of their potential,are there not many politicians/and their children today educated in the English Language in very notable universities using privileges and they can afford it? For any malay,yes provide them by all means,just do it with good intentions,with the right methods and not with arrogance and certainly not to buy votes.For damage is already being done,when merits are not considered,those who are very capable and intelligent are sidelined and this leads to a nation of unproductive/inefficient workforce,which is certainly negligent and careless on the Country's Administration's part.You will see a future of so called professionals that will bring embarassment to their said profession and certainly a bad reputation to this country's image..

Aren't we seeing it already? Came clean with your intentions,I say to my country's government,if it's beneath you to acknowledge that the non-malays play an important part in the country's needed progression where the non-malays have always shown potential,been hardworking,were responsible for most of the way Malaysia has progressed so far,then ensure the Malays do not be responsible for the country's detoriation presently and in the future.

This certainly isn't Islamic,nothing said from a man claiming to be muslim is prayerful..A good leader will see no boundries in his citizens of any colour or religion.A good leader gets the job done for everyone's survival to keep up with the world's situations.A good leader will always avoid racial aspectswhen putting forth applications,ideas,concepts for the country's development..

I am but dissapointed for being a muslim convert in this country.It should be made clear that it's not just any muslim that has this Government's attention and interest,it is only a malay muslim that will be considered a better person and has a place,if he supports this Government and their personal agendas and personal policies.
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written by Richard Lo, December 13, 2009 00:01:48
And you wonder why the country is facing a brain drain.
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written by Ocassey, December 12, 2009 23:52:23
HIGH TIME FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN SABAH AND SARAWAK TO QUESTION THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN PARLIAMENT TO FIND OUT EXACTLY THE PERCENTAGE OF BUMIPUTERA OF THE SAID 60% THAT ACTUALLY CONTAINS THOSE FROM SABAH AND SARAWAK. BEAR IN MIND THE DILUTION CAUSED DURING THE DICTATORSHIP OF TDM WHEN THOUSANDS FROM ACROSS THE ISLANDS AND BORDERS WERE BEING ISSUED KARTU BIRU.

THE ORANG ASLI FROM THE VARIOUS REGIONS AND STATES IN THE PENINSULAR , THE PORTUGUESE "MINORITIES" AND THE THAI "MINORITIES" ALSO NEED TO BE NOTED THE PERCENTAGE THAT REPRESENT THEM FROM THAT SAID 60%.

MINUS ALL ABOVE MENTIONED "BUMIPUTERAS" WITH A LITTLE GIVE AND TAKE SHOULD BE THE "MALAY" BUMIPUTERAS FROM THAT MENTIONED 60% THAT TDM WAS SINGING ABOUT.

THE NATIONAL STATISTICS DEPARTMENT , IF ITS "FACTS" CAN BE RELIED UPON CAN B CALLED UPON TO DIVULGE ON THE YEARLY BREAKDOWNS ON THE "BUMIPUTERA" STUDENT INTAKES IN ALL NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES.

THE EDUCATION MINISTRY AND HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTRY HAVE THOSE FIGURES AT THEIR FINGER TIPS. WHO ARE THOSE IN ALL THE SCIENCE COLLEGES WHERE HOSTEL FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED ? WHO ARE ALL THOSE SCHOLARS BEING SENT OVERSEAS FULLY ON GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS ?

LET US HAVE THE BREAKDOWNS OF THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY IN THE CIVIL SERVICES, THE POLICE FORCES, THE ARMED FORCES---land, sea and air . THE CUSTOMS DEPARTMENTS, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, THE REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT, THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT,
THE WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, SIRIM, NUCLEAR RESEARCH DEPARTMENT, ETC.

LET US TAKE A LOOK INTO ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES. WHAT ARE THEY
IN THAT 60% MENTIONED BY TDM. ? TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT WISMA PUTRA AND ALL THE FOREIGN OFFICES IT CONTROLS ALL OVER THE GLOBE . WHAT IS THE STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNS THERE IN HUMAN RESOURCES SERVING WITHIN ?

BE TRANSPARENT TO JUSTIFY THE PRESENT SITUATION THE COUNTRY IS IN .
THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS TICKING LIKE A TIME-BOMB !!
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written by arazak, December 12, 2009 23:23:31
Yeah right. . ., while the ordinary rakyaat is struggling to put their children in local universities and fighting for the limited space available, you and your UMNO cronies send their kids to US, UK, Australia and the other evil "white man" countries using the peoples' money. . .!

In fact most of your UMNO and their cronies children could not even qualify to enter the Sintok University let alone the other local universities!

This is not "didikasi" of your UMNO and their cronies' children, but rather "dady kasi"!
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written by Taiping60, December 12, 2009 23:20:57
I think the time has come for Tun Dr Mahathir to retire. He has to stop talking to the media as he is causing more harm to Malaysia.

That man is causing more harm to Malaysia than helping. He is dividing the country. He is encouraging extremism. So the only way out for him to retire and keep his mouth shut. I am sure every average thinking Malaysians will agree with me.
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written by aawilliam, December 12, 2009 23:19:03
when the oil dries .......your ppl will be maid to Singapore


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written by Vertigo Cure, December 12, 2009 23:16:03
What the fcuking arguments and reasons this bastard gave to justify racism! Nothing he said makes any sense. I still can't believe he was PM for 22 years! With this type of stupid idiot as PM no wonder Malaysia is in deep shit.

Mamakthir, you said only 10% of bumi in private institution because they can't afford. Why do they need to in the first place if they can get into govt institutions even with poor results? Or why don't you use the billions and billions of dollars you looted from the country to help these suckers?
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written by corpuscavernosa, December 12, 2009 23:12:20
Throughout the implementations of NEP, only a few melayus have benefitted from the a
firmative action. There are still too many malay scholars here on taxpayer money who are failing their exams, repeating their studies. Simply because majority of malays(not everyone)are plain stupid with low IQ.Talking about business skills,mamakthir himself admitted that melayus are good at spending all their money given by government for doing business.I have watched with my eyes the number of melayu restaurants in UK which lasted for less than a year. If you cant even manage a small restaurant, forget about managing bigger ones like Mas, Proton, Petronas etc.This is what i call melayu disease.
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written by uxzee, December 12, 2009 23:10:42
If there are more non-bumiputra students in the private institutions of higher learning as Mahathir said, the reason is because they do not have a choice. The parent of these non-bumiputra students have to beg, borrow or steal to put their children in these private institutions because the BN government discriminate against these non-bumiputra students and do not give them any oppurtunity to enter the government public institutions even after obtaining excellent results. Whereas the bumiputras are freely taken into public institutions and the rich ones have a choice to enter private institutions.

The Mahathir/BN government have failed miserably to provide higher education oppurtunities to low income non bumiputras.
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written by Semuaok, December 12, 2009 23:10:24
Father of racist.

If you love the Malay, you should have raised their score for them to be eligible. Even though the number might be small but atleast you know who are really good that can help.

Now look at your successors

1) Bodowi - Sleeping Prime Minister
2) Najis – Corrupted C4 Minister
3) MumZhiDin – Takes on the Japanese - remember look east – Yes! Malaysia Boleh.

You can't blame the Education Minister because you appoint them. So you have to F**k yourself.

God I can't take these anymore. Mamak shut the F**k up.
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written by Navigator, December 12, 2009 23:08:06
Let's look at the situation logically. They claim the Malays were here first but they are well behind the Indians and Chinese. Whose fault is it? They could have developed the country on their own but they did not. Now that it is developed, they blame the Indians and Chinese who developed it? They also blame the British when it was their sultans who brought them in to fight their petty battles. They do not thank the British for giving making them civilised and the non-Malays for clearing the jungles, build schools, hospitals and roads. It speaks very much for the quality of the Malays.
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written by alpha100, December 12, 2009 23:03:23
Lately he starts talking about matters with racial tone? Is he trying to get support for some matters? Nak jadi PM lagi ke atau nak jadi hero sahaha?
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written by by2020, December 12, 2009 23:02:37
Dear TDM,

Before you loss memory, could you tell how many of minister's children are on scholarship? Those Malaysian ministers are poor? So what happened to the millions of ringgit you allow them to plundered from the rakyat?

Obviously nobody will be rich enough if they are as greedy as you! You are just thinking people of your kind should enjoy special status, and special "RICH" definitions. When they is government money on offer, all of your kind will immediately become "POOR" and taken the offer supposing allocate for the poor!

You said 90% of income tax for the country is paid by non-bumi. It is not because they are rich, it is because they are god fearing, and obeying citizens. How many of your cronies making big money but do not pay tax? Your kind is just enjoying special privileges including right to evade tax!

When are you going back to Kerala? You UMNO has been shouting "pendatang balik" When are you going to do that? A palace must have been built there waiting for you. Please go back when you still remember the way.
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written by tt c, December 12, 2009 23:01:40
i don't see why anyone should publish any thing spoken by this racist and corrupt exPM. Just ignore him. Don't bother to comment on what he says.
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written by Navigator, December 12, 2009 22:59:23
Seen in isolation, this issue may not be significant. But seen in the larger context of the civil service, military and police enrolment, the racist policy is glaring. At one time, less than 3 - 5 % of the non-Malays obtained places in the local universities. It is the result of a race suffering from inferiority complex, trying to keep others down so that they can come up. But they forget they have to compete with the rest of the world. Ketuan Melayu is a sign of inferiority complex and of denial. The inferiority complex is also displayed in actions, showing petty minds at work.

We killed our own educational system by taking almost exclusively Malays to become teachers, without regard for quality. Poor quality teachers produce poorer quality students. The non-Malays saw it and sent their children for tuition. You cut your nose to spite your face.

And so, we are left far behind in the knowledge field. Go to Low Yat and see how many Malays are really interested in the computer field. Now you have an idea where you are heading.
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written by Mirage, December 12, 2009 22:59:15
Btw Mahahthir NOBODY IS REALLY TAKING WHAT YOU SAY SERIOUSLY ANYMORE ESP NOW THAT WE KNOW YOU ARE A RACIST PIG.

You are responsible for the corruption in the country (most notable to date PKFZ),
You are responsible for Racism thru BTN
You are responsible for choosing all the wrong DPM and most notable is Badawi who has set Malaysia backwards by 5 years
You are responsible for squandering 100 Billion of the country's money

You are responsible for being a adamant fool to continue fueling Proton which we all know is already a failure
Your are responsible for breeding useless minister for you own good
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written by Mirage, December 12, 2009 22:59:15
Btw Mahahthir NOBODY IS REALLY TAKING WHAT YOU SAY SERIOUSLY ANYMORE ESP NOW THAT WE KNOW YOU ARE A RACIST PIG.

You are responsible for the corruption in the country (most notable to date PKFZ),
You are responsible for Racism thru BTN
You are responsible for choosing all the wrong DPM and most notable is Badawi who has set Malaysia backwards by 5 years
You are responsible for squandering 100 Billion of the country's money

You are responsible for being a adamant fool to continue fueling Proton which we all know is already a failure
Your are responsible for breeding useless minister for you own good
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written by hamid, December 12, 2009 22:53:14
If there was no balance, those left behind would feel hatred and jealousy and might act irrationally

Do you mean "Mengamuk"? Only brainless people mengamuk! You are father of racist , what did you know? When you are in power, you shut your fu@ing mouth for what?
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written by talk2stop, December 12, 2009 22:49:36
I got to say recalcitrant fit him well. Paul Keating is a visionary person. He knew what he was saying. I can't agree more than that. Now and then this Mahathir come out firing must be the viagra.
University is good but when you have idiots studying in a Uni you are defeating the purpose. Why bother calling it a University?
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written by Mirage, December 12, 2009 22:48:48
Mahahthir,

Then what happen to merit based? You mean to say that bumiputra should be protected forever? What repercussion.....the only repercussion I know is that they have been protected for so long that they feel is their right. Put them anywhere else in the world and they will die!

The longer you live and longer you talk the more shortcoming are expose. If you teach you child to walk, after awhile you would let them walk on their own unaided, In your case you continue to promote this aiding which will make them more dependent of UMNO. Well FCK YOU TOO OL MAN
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written by anon, December 12, 2009 22:47:40
Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the opportunity given to more bumiputras to enter public universities should not be disputed as a racist act which prioritises one race at the expense of others.
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I am beginning to believe what Anwar said about this Maha sh*t - he must be getting too old and all the ops are now making him senile.

What do you call a University that takes in 'bumiputra' students, the majority of whom who do not meet the minimum qualification? Then their marks are pushed - literally speaking - and they pass and graduate.

Why the quota system in the first place? If these 'bumis' do qualify and have no money then help them by all means. But to just haul them all and make them all doctors and engineers and lawyers - who believe English Language only exists in countries like England, U.S and Australia - is somwhat pathetic.

If they are given all the incentives and motivation and they still do not make it, why do you have to herd them all in Universities? Just to fulfill that NEP crap? To strike a balance?

The Malays who made it meritoriously deserve to be helped but certainly not the others who just want to sit on a fancy chair in a lounge suit as a Director of a company with a voluptuous secretary - and play golf.

Yes, open up two more Universities that are on par with Oxford and Cambridge and herd all the cow-head protestors inside these two Universities - the same sh*itheads who stepped on the opposition party members.

Listen Mahamutt, I know of 'bumi' students ( more tahn 55% ) who failed and were pushed to pass and graduated - what do you call that?

You have UiTM with about 36,000 students - 'bumiputras' - a lot of whom keep changing courses - starting with the Law faculty then finding it confusing and switching to other easier courses.

RACISM: The belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as that of your own, or the resulting unfair treatment of members of other races.

Now tell me if what I said is not racism.
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written by Stupid me, December 12, 2009 22:37:43
He should be prescribed some sleeping pills. Nobody wants to listen to what he says except his cronies. Has he not done enough damage ? Never realize that he is past the expiry date.
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written by tom73my, December 12, 2009 22:28:18
Mahathir, I just cannot not pick on this practice of giving 7% discount to super rich Bumi for buying RM 1 million property. Why?
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written by bambooman, December 12, 2009 22:21:40
hello malaysia,
suddenly this DKK maha tiew has regain his memory on bumi status
....all this while he was very quiet
....when ahmad ismail called others pendatang...his is senile
....the umno NGOs making foolish statement....he is senile
....BTN training morons....he is senile
...and now he has found his memory on bumi issue but not the wastages of taxpayers money that he and his cronies throw away!!!!


EIEIO

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 01:58 PM PST

Old Tuan UMNO had some wells, EIEIO…

And on those wells they had some oil, EIEIO

And a splash, splash here… splash, splash there

Here splash, there splash, everywhere splash, splash…


Old Tuan UMNO had some wells, EIEIO…

And that brought scandals and more corruption, EIEIO...

And a scandal here, and a scandal there...


Old Tuan UMNO had some wells, EIEIO...

And then they started to have some fights, EIEIO…

Some said: mine! And others said: mine!

Here fight, there fight, everywhere fight, fight…

Oh, Old Tuan UMNO had some fights, EIEIO…

And when the wells are one day gone…

Old Tuan UMNO will be done,

EIEIO…


G. Krishnan


Mahathir will be charged soon

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 09:02 AM PST

rocky's bru: Early show of leniency by Malaysian court in big graft case

Correct x 3.

In politics, leniency is always the mother of all downfall.


Get a Brain, Morons!

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 08:01 AM PST


By Bunga Pakma

It's been a crazy week.  Weeks usually are crazy for all of us, I mean, we're all run off our feet, and as Murphy predicts, awkward things happen at the worst possible time. But I knew this week was going to be especially weird when I was riding the taxi to work early Monday morning.

The driver had tuned to an English station. The talk-show host's chatter broke for a commercial.  I heard the words "New, crunchy pizza!" "Crunchy"? Pizzas aren't supposed to be particularly crunchy—a wordless aperçu in two-tenths of a second which woke my attention, then—"smothered in corn-flakes!" Yuck! My mind reels at the enormity of this culinary atrocity.  Perhaps, to imagine an example in the local food vocabulary, a crisp grilled ikan tenggiri drenched in licorice, gorgonzola cheese and cheap gin might convey the horror and nausea.

A minute after that, waiting at a light, I heard a brief report on the doings of the Malaysia National Ice Hockey Team. Huh?  May the players, coaches and fans forgive me, but come on, an ice hockey team in Malaysia is about as strange as a Baffin Bay Arctic Beach Resort.  Sure, it can be done. A KL arena can be turned into a mighty Cold-Storage, and folks in bikinis can get a midnight sun tan under a dome.  Think of the electric bills! Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but the "cognitive dissonance" of such projects won't be banished from my head.

I was due to present a talk at work, and when I got there I was well prepared to face the last-second computer failures, untimely phone calls and all the other stumbling blocks strewn for me to knock my shins on.

The experiences above deal with two kinds of weirdness. That similar things come along in clumps is mere mathematical randomness. If I hear two odd bits on the radio and then a computer won't read my thumb-drive, that's just a synchronism or coincidence which is neither malign nor beneficent.  The human mind looks for meaning in anything, though, so we do note these clumps.

The human mind also generates plenty of deliberate and willful weirdness, in a bewildering variety of forms and aims. Some of these are harmless and amusing, and at the other end, some are grotesque and ghastly.  Take a tour of Kuching and look at its buildings and you'll see a sample of the spectrum.

Kuching is chock-a-block with cat statues.  It's a corny idea, but, okay, I can live with it.  The giant Disney-ish cat monuments don't do much for me, but there is a group of small cats in bronze by the waterfront that genuinely delights me. Living cats—scrawny, wary, piratical cats—roam everywhere and serve as a reality-check.

During the 1990s post-modern buildings started going up. The prime example was the white elephant on Barrack St. which was torn down last year.  The architects threw everything into its design and stirred.  It was equipped with staircases and arches and columns, even a belvedere. Perhaps it was intended for law offices, and was never occupied.

Then there's the Thing across the river.  A giant Melanau hat serves as its roof, just to make plain to everybody who's in charge.  The half-billion ringgit it cost to build could have brought water and electricity to every kampong in the State.  Knowing this is what makes the new DUN ghastly.

If the sheer and constant volume of it hasn't numbed you, gentle Reader, you know better than I do that fully half of all Malaysian news is reports on the grotesque and ghastly weird. Yesterday's Malaysiakini gives a choice selection.

Dr. M and an Umno minister are screaming "racist!" at each other while Utusan is calling Indians "noisy." Chinese and Indian prisoners will not be allowed to speak to their mothers in Cantonese or Tamil. Mr. Justice Abdul Malek strikes down Anwar's appeal on the grounds that the papers were not submitted in Malay, and he delivers that judgment in English. That such a petty and niggling technicality could be used as pretext to gain a political step astonishes me with its boldness.  Lawyers half a world away will be talking about this.

Among writers, Franz Kafka takes the prize for most accurately portraying the absurdity of power and bizarre circumstance in the modern era.  He's given his name to an adjective we can't do without, Kafkaesque. We ought to remember that Kafka is full of humour, too, though it takes practice to see it in the prose he kept deliberately dry.  Do you recall Kafka's story The Metamorphosis, in which poor Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been changed into a beetle?  It's said that when Kafka read this out to his friends, he started laughing, then his friends started laughing, and they couldn't get beyond the first paragraph. Yes, being turned into a beetle is funny. Each of us can ponder the meaning of this riddle.

The weird, strange, and menacing seems to be as much a part of our modern lives as spirits, djinns, ghosts, hantu and other inexplicables were to our ancestors.  A cyber-friend of mine, Jules Siegel, has created a website to survey and examine what I can only call the superstitions that in a new form increasingly rule the world. He calls his site The People's Republic of Moronia .

Jules's site entertains superbly by putting together stories of the absurd and wacky gathered from the Press.  Jules, though, is a well-respected journalist, and his site is much more than entertainment.  He's doing what Kafka did, so to speak, in reverse.  Irony is saying what you don't mean, while expecting your hearer to know that you don't mean it.  To single out, as Jules does, an article with serious content prefaced by an editor's flippant headline is to wordlessly mock the mocker.  Maybe a talented multilingual Malaysian would like to try a local version in his/her "copious free time."

As a first story, I'd suggest Police 'dump' old man by roadside in the Malaysian Mirror for Friday, 11 December 2009.

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Kg Bt Putih, Kampar, Perak tiada bekalan air paip sejak Merdeka?

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 05:41 AM PST



Agak menghairankan bahawa masih ada kampong di dalam negara ini yang belum ada bekalan air paip bersih untuk digunapakai penduduk miskin yang juga rakyat negara Malaysia ini?

Kampong yang saya maksudkan adalah Kg.Batu Putih di Daerah Kampar, Perak.

Saya menemui kes ini ketika melayari blog BMahendran secara kebetulan selepas memeriksa senarai pelawat yang singgah di blog saya hari ini.

Kenapa sampai begini sekali ketidakprihatinan manusia manusia yang di lantik menjadi Wakil Rakyat dan ADUN kawasan ini sejak zaman berzaman?

Apakah segala wakil rakyat yang memegang kuasa mewakili kawasan kampong ini buta hati dan mata?

Baik yang di zaman pemerintahan BN mahupun Pakatan Rakyat yang kini menjadi wakil kawasan?

Kalau tak salah saya YB Keshwinder Singh a/l Kashmir Singh (DAP) dimana kampong ini termasuk didalam kawasan perwakilannya?

Y.B. Encik Keshvinder Singh a/l Kashmir Singh
(DAP/Malim Nawar)

Saya berharap
agar YB Dato Ramly bin Zahari, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Infrastruktur Kemudahan Awam, Tenaga dan Air (BN Perak) akan sudi membantu penduduk rakyat Kg Batu Putih yang sedang susah dengan tidak dapat merasai nikmat bekalan air bersih sejak sekian lama ini.


Y.B. Dato' Ramly bin Zahari
Pengerusi
Jawatankuasa Infrasuktur,Kemudahan Awam,Tenaga dan Air
(Barisan Nasional/Manong)

Tak ada maknanya memegang kuasa pemerintahan sesebuah negeri jika hak anak negeri untuk mendapat bekalan air bersih terabai sejak sekian lama nya ini?

Apa guna bergelar pegawai kerajaan negeri Perak Darul Ridzuan tak kira lah samada Kerajaan BN ke atau Pakatan Rakyat jika perkara asas sepenting bekalan air bersih ini boleh di abaikan kesekelian kerajaan negeri sejak Merdeka lagi?

Malu lah dengan Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala kerana mengabaikan tugas dan tanggungjawab kalian terhadap rakyat miskin tak kiralah bangsa apa sekalipun!

Apa yang dilakukan oleh segala Wakil Wakil Rakyat kawasan Kampar selama ini?

Makan gaji buta ke?

Ish...ish...ish..ish.. berdosa menganiayai rakyat tuan tuan!

Bantulah mereka segera.

Bekalkan lah air!

Mereka kan bayar.

Tak minta percuma pun!


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Racism beats Communism hands down

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 04:28 AM PST

My good blogger matey Dr Hsu Dar Ren (Darren Hsu) wrote a penetrating piece in The Malaysian Insider titled Isn't racism as dangerous as communism?

He invited us to compare the double-standard absurdity of UMNO's legal ostracization* of 80-year old Chin Peng (also known as Ong Boon Hwa) against UMNO's shameless political rehabilitation of Ahmad Ismail, by lifting his 3-year suspension from UMNO after just a year.

* despite an international treaty agreeing to his return to Malaysia which has been verified and supported by two former IGPs

Ahmad Ismail was merely suspended during PM AAB's time for uttering BTN-ish racist remarks against Chinese Malaysians when he should have been expelled from his party. As if that cosmetic punishment was not light enough, UMNO has just removed his suspension.

Though Darren is a member of the Gerakan Party I applaud him for stating without fear and favour (extracts only): A top leader of Gerakan was quoted, according to a report in Malaysiakini's Chinese website, as asking reporters when pressed about the lifting of Ahmad's suspension: "Is this issue important?" […]

I would only say that in this issue, a few considerations are in order:

Firstly, anything or anyone who stirs racial emotion in a multiracial society is serious and important matter. Anyone doing so, just like anyone committing any crime big or small, must answer to the laws of the country no matter how high or low his position is in society. Under the law, every man is supposed to be equal.

Secondly, politics is about perception. If you are perceived to not even be able to stand up to a second-tier leader of the dominant party, then what would the people think of you and what would the voters think of you? Especially when this bully has uttered racially sensitive words that have hurt the feelings not only of a person but of an entire ethnic group?

Thirdly, to a political party, support from the people is everything. That is why it is important to fight for the interest of the people and with that, support shall come naturally. But what will happen when you are perceived to not even able to stand up to a person who has uttered words that hurt the very people who form your support base?

Lastly, as a result of the third consideration, how are the candidates from this party who have been so belittled going to face the voters come the next general election?

Without the support of the people and the voters, any political party will become irrelevant, and if this party becomes irrelevant, logic and past experience will tell us that the dominant party, Umno, will just chuck the party aside, no matter how subservient and how obedient this party is to Umno.

In politics, it is not about how subservient you are, but rather how useful you are to the dominant party. If you are of no more use (meaning, you no longer enjoy the support of the people), then no matter how diligent or obedient you are, you will be irrelevant.

The experience of PPP is a glaring example. This is a party which used to dominate the whole Kinta Valley, and had four MPs when it joined Barisan Nasional in 1974. What has become of it now? It has lost its relevance and hence it can only take the crumbs or leftovers at the pleasure of the master.

Well said, but when the leader of the Gerakan Party is like the Emperor of Manchukuo, what can we do?

Back to the double standards of UMNO in the Chin Peng vs Ahmad Ismail treatment, which was why Darren asked:
Isn't racism as dangerous as communism?

Apparently not, as in Malaysia, racism is equated to patriotism, 'social contract', ketuanan Melayu, and what have you. As a matter of fact the return to Malaysia of some Malay communists (Chin Peng's colleagues), while Chin Peng remains barred from Malaysia, has amply demonstrated that difference.

And we also recall that the Home Affairs Minister lamented his missed opportunity to rehabilitate the most notorious killer Noordin Top, S.E. Asia's most cold blooded indiscriminate mass murderer.

Hishamuddin can still enjoy the opportunity to rehabilitate Chin Peng … that is, if he wants to.


SPM subjects: Upset Indian NGOs want Ka Siong's head

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 12:48 AM PST

Several Indian ngo's today demanded the resignation of Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong for "not understanding" the truth behind the two additional subjects that students are allowed to sit for in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams. Speaking at a press conference during a "Rally to protect Tamil Language and Tamil Literature" at Wisma Peladang, Kuala Lumpur today, the chairperson for Movement for Sustaining SPM 12 Subjects A Thiruvenggadam said Wee "is supporting a formula which ...
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Mahathir will be Charged soon!

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 08:32 AM PST

Breaking News!



Lil Bird told me that chances are good Putrajaya is about to haul Tun Mahathir up in the not too distant future ... Apparently it's something politically inevitable and it's said that they are planning to get him convicted just about one two weeks before the next General Election.

I'd follow up by posting the abstract message from Lil Bird which is still very much in birdie lingo .. Need some deciphering works.

Meanwhile, what do you think?

Well, I'd be surprised if Pondan Majib got the ball to do it but you never know, the show is after all run by his super contractor, Rosie Consulting Inc,  which has some extremely explosive portfolio to her credit. So, you never know. Also, they say once you pulled the sword out, the sword just to taste some real blood before getting back into the case or else ... Bad omen!

Fact: Most distinguished swordsmen die prematurely without observing this rule!

I think if it's true, then God must has decided to save us lah. They must have read the Bible, Koran or Legend of the Three Kingdoms ... and they've seen the light lah!

Details to follow ... By the way, Majib will be having an official name change from tomorrow onwards. 'M' is now history, "M' will soon means 'mampus'?


DOCTRINE OF REINVENTION WITHOUT IMAGINATION

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:32 PM PST


In addressing this crucial issue we have to first address the all important questions that occupy our mind as citizens of Malaysia.

Are we wary of our government?

Has the government been allowed to wield a great power over determining social policies?

Has the government grossly abused the power given to it on trust?

Has the government grossly regulated and institutionalized educational and racial conflicts?

Has the government institutionalized discrimination in its employment policies in the public sector?

Has the government institutionalized racial policies on domestic and foreign investment?

Has the government planned ahead based on the reality that technological innovation was and is in a state of flux?

Has the government had the foresight and planned on how to phase out the prevailing low cost investment policies that were formulated in the mid 1970?

Has the government planned and implemented policies on how to re- model its education policies based on the on going technological changes that were being introduced  in the industrial manufacturing processes?

Has the government planned and formulated incentives for on the job training of workers so that low cost investors could plan to diversify and meet the demands of  bringing  about structural change and increase their investment base to accommodate knowledge based workers who can be rewarded a high income?

We seek answers to the above questions. We are a democracy. We have the freedom to express our opinion. Najib has himself in the past declared that we as citizens should be curious on the workings of the government. So the above posed questions are not premised on our imagination or magical powers.

They are premised and based on the current and on going pronouncements made by our leaders in the government on the functioning of our economy and how they are endeavouring to take the nation to greater heights. Therefore these questions are premised on the basis of being constructive and it is vitally based on our perception of the current prevailing social, political and economic conditions and requirements imposed by globalization.

These questions posed are to assess and to determine the most important ingredients upon which the legitimacy and continued sustainability of the government was built upon.

The time has come for the Barisan National (BN) government and its incompetent leaders to face the reality of our current ill structured educational policies, policies of racial and employment discrimination and the racially based investment policies which have had a direct impact on the continued sustainability of our low cost manufacturing industries which are highly dependent on unskilled foreign workers.

The government cannot continue to be a hypocrite and divide its mind into two compartments. It cannot favour and have an idea of racialism in one compartment and in an undisturbed fashion commercialize its morally defunct 1Malaysia concept.

Under these circumstances we the citizens have to send to you as a government a clear and distinct message that based on our democratic practice of majority rule, you are the government of the day. It purportedly appears that you have been given the "trust" to govern.

But if you are "astute" leaders you cannot fail to be of the realization that "trust" is a complex and interpersonal construction upon which is embodied the most important ingredient for the sustainability of the BN government or any government for that matter.

However, based on the current favoured perception of the populace at large we do not "trust" the BN government and that is why you as a government may not be able to attain any or most of your expected outcomes which are premised on your  ill conceived or cosmetic policies.

As much as you, Najib are endeavouring to project some form of professionalism with the assistance of your special advisers,  but it is imperative that like your father Razak, your projected loyalty appears to the nation to be superficial and a mere form of commercial honesty.

This is owing to the fact that your "credibility" is highly in question. Your government has made no good policies that are worth our consideration. There is a great body of opinion which now exist in a vacuum that gives rise to "social" distrust in the affairs of your government. Almost all the established institutions of the government are characterized by corruption. Even the Judiciary who are supposed to be the last bastion for justice have not been spared. And these prevailing scenarios are not a myth but a reality. And last but not the least is your act of the rape of the Perak State assembly, which we shall never forget nor forgive.

These  situations have  produced the deleterious or harmful consequences for your government to continue to govern this beautiful nation of ours.

It is about time that we require and hold your government accountable and it is only appropriate that the government,   give us the appropriate answers through its posting in the main stream print media and through Malaysiakini, for the questions that have been raised hereinbefore.

Never as a leader of the  government should you fail to realize that truth is the radiant manifestation of reality.  When we as a social community desire the truth on our governments formulated policies for the enhancement of the nation's economic performance, it can only be construed that we have a direct desire to have a contact with a piece of the  reality of our nation, as we find that the doctrines of your pronouncements on the reinvention of investment to make our nation a "high income" nation to be without imagination.


The curse of oil – repost

Posted: 12 Dec 2009 12:42 AM PST


In light of Ku Li's speech that Malaysia is an 'oil cursed" country, I would like to repost an old article of mine published in july 2007, and posted in both Malaysiakini (here) as 'Beware of the oil curse" and my blog.  I am glad that the prince thinks alone the same line as me, a small fry trying to be heard..:)

This is the article:

The curse of oil

July 16th 2007

There is an old saying by Lao Tzu that "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". This is indeed very true in everyday life.

Many of the super rich families find that often their estate cannot survive the third generation.

The first generation often started as poor working people, but through sheer hardwork and thriftiness  became rich. From being rich, many of them became super rich with good entrepreneur skills and good judgement. Many of them remained thrifty even when they became very rich.

The second generation often grew up during the time their parents were struggling to make their fortune, but when they were older,  their parents had already made the cut. They were often better educated, and many were taught by their parents on how to "fish'. So when the fortune passed to their hands , many of them could still maintain the business and some , a minority of them, might even expand the business. They were , of course, less thrifty than their parents, and often married a spouse also from a rich family.

However, the third generations were usually born with the silver spoons in their mouths. They were  brought up in a life of luxury, and were given expensive 'fish' to eat every day . Often, they were not taught how to fish. Many of them were educated overseas, but many of them just fooled around and lived a life of luxury. They were given everything, and because of that , they did not really know how to cope with difficult situations, and the intricacy of the business world.

Many of them also became big time gamblers and womanisers.

Adding to that, the family wealth inevitably got diluted among the more numerous siblings in the 2nd and 3rd generations, especially when these generations were unable to do much to expand the family businesses.

The wealth that were passed down just withered away.

This is known as the curse of the third generation.

I am talking about this curse because there is another curse which works in the similar manner but affect a country rather than a family.

Thomas Friedman, in his book "The world is flat",  talks about the "curse of oil".

Many of us would have thought that a nation with petroleum resources would be a lucky and blessed nation.

Oil makes the rulers of some of these oil producing countries super-rich.

However, Friedman mentions that in countries like Venezuela, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Iran, the presence of oil in fact is the main retarding factor on the emergence of democracy and a diverse economy. He is of the view that the rulers of these countries use oil money to monopolise all the instruments of the state, including the army, the police  and the intelligence.

They don't need to be transparent because they don't tax their people, and when they don't tax their people,  they don't need to be accountable on how they spend the money. There is often no freedom of the press.

Oil money will eventually run out.  Because of the short term wealth ( oil is short term wealth as in history , a  hundred years is considered a short duration), they are like the third generation rich men mentioned above.

The rulers don't bother to develop their economy just like the 3rd generation that don't bother to learn how to fish. They don't bother to develop their human resources , drills for natural talents instead of oil, train their people instead of importing trained people from other countries to work for them. Eventually, when their oil runs out, they will find that they cannot compete with much of the world that depends on their human resources instead of natural resources.

In other words, they don't bother to let their people  learn how to fish, and when their supply of fish is exhausted, they will be in trouble.

Bahrain was one of the gulf States to find oil first and also one of the first to finish its oil resources. It is also an exception to the "curse of the oil"'. It is  the first to have free elections , in which women are allowed to vote. It is also the first to sign an FTA with USA and the first to develop its own labour market.

It is able to do so because it finishes its oil money before other gulf states, and the people there knew that they cannot depend on the oil revenue forever and hence the development of democracy and free trade treaties.

We are also a small oil producer. We are lucky in that we have already been independent and already has all the democratic institution in place before we discovered oil. Our economy is also very much diversified; we have an Independent internet paper ( Malaysiakini ); we are a workble democracy with regular elections ; we have  opposition parties; we have a fairly vocal NGOs.

We have not been afflicted with the curse of oil, so far. ( Editor 2009: In hindsight, I would say, we have already been inflicted with the curse)

However, our oil revenue has become increasingly important as a form of government revenue.. Last month, Petronas, our national oil company, announced a record revenue of RM 184.1 Billiobn and a pretax profit of RM76 billion for the financial year ending March 2007.

Taxes and royalties from oil and gas now amounted to about 35% of our government revenue, up from 10% a decade ago.

This revenue must be utilised with utmost care because oil & gas revenue is a depletable income; it will end one day and that day may be quite soon. It should not be wasted on non productive expenditure such as building offices and other non productive hardware, or in the rescue of failed state or certain private enterprises.

It should be used for developing our human resources, train our people and prepare them for the challenges ahead. It should be utilised for those infrastructure that will spur the expansion of our economy.

Human resources development must be based on  meritocratic principles with assistance to the weaker and poorer sectors , irregardless of colour and religion. Only by doing so, with suitable amount of competition, we can develop fully our human resources.

We should not allow our people to be like the third generation rich mentioned above; we should not pamper our people too much but instead let them take on competition and develop their skills.

Only by letting our people learn how to fish in the best possible way  , can we then avoid the curse of the oil and the curse of the third generation.

Otherwise, if we just sit around and refuse to learn how to fish, if we just pamper our people by giving them everything they need and take care of them from womb to tomb,   the rot will inevitably set in.

We will then regret - and often it is too late – when our oil and gas supply ultimately runs out.


Nasharudin Mat Isa - PAS for racists !!

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:49 PM PST


Oleh Anak Mami

Nasharudin Mat Isa selaku timbalan presiden PAS setelah dihalau TGNA keluar PAS dan digesa join UMNO, kini datang pula agenda hipokrik yang mendirikan imej beliau sebagai Hero Islam.

Cuba lah faham kritikan beliau keatas NGA Kor Ming (Taiping) yang berkait dengan peruntukan pembiayaan kerajaan sebanyak RM748.26 juta bagi membina 611 masjid dalam tempoh lapan tahun hingga 2008, sedangkan kerajaan didakwa gagal membina rumah ibadat agama lain dalam tempoh tersebut.

Lalu Nasharudin Mat Isa mengkritik NGA Kor Ming (Taiping) dengan komennya
1) "dijadikan bahan untuk merungkai kesepaduan Pakatan Rakyat."
2) ``orang bukan Islam berhak "menuntut pembinaan rumah ibadat mereka tetapi bukan dengan mempertikaikan atau membandingkan hak agama Islam sebagai agama rasmi."

Tanya lah Nasharudin Mat Isa manakah letaknya keadilan ? Tanyalah Nasharudin Mat Isa adakah Islam mengajar ummahnya menindas keatas kaum lain? Tanyalah Nasharudin Mat Isa sejauhmakah letaknya prinsip beliau dalam politik khasnya PAS FOR All ?

Cuba kita tanyakkan Nasharudin Mat Isa, kalau kata begitu , buat apa Malaysia perlukan parlimen, pada hal hak hak kaum lain tidak memunyai kuasa untuk menyoal ? mereka hanya berhak untuk menuntut? Minta ? Atau dalam mata Nasharudin Mat Isa mereka cuma lah pendatang, peminta serdekah, dan pembayaran cukai dari kaum diwajibkan bayar untuk Melayu untuk membina masjid?

Nasharudin Mat Isa mamang aif dan tidak memahami dari manakah datangnya duit untuk untuk pembinaan Masjid? Peruntukkan yang begitu besar adalah hasil sumbangan dari siapa, Nasharudin Mat Isa juga tidak mengetahui kaum Cina dan India yang mendirikan masjid untuk melayu sembahyang. Melayu hanya tahu merompak hasil cukai dari mereka untuk membina jasa kepada kaum sendiri, adakah ini kerja orang Islam untuk menindas keatas kaum lain?

Duit haram, duit babi, duit judi, duit pelacur, duit loteri, duit number ekor, duit samsu , duit arak ….. semuanya tidak jadi haram, di mana UMNO atau Nasharudin Mat Isa mempunyai mesin untuk mencuci segala dosa, menghalalkan segala duit cukai dari kaum lain, jelas nampak Nasharudin Mat Isa yang berotak babi tak tahu memikir dengan logik !! dalam diam diam main rasict card.

Cuba lah kita tanya keatas Nasharudin Mat Isa。Islam apa yang di perjuangkan oleh beliau? Seluruh rakyat Malaysia memang mengenal pasti barua dia lah UMNO dari PAS, Barua barua ini kebanyakannya datang dari PAHANG. Geng geng barua ini sering membuat kacau tanpa memberikan sokongan padu, malah cuba sedaya upaya memburukkan nama baik PAS. Buat kucar kacir dalam PR.

Persoalannya kenapa Nasharudin Mat Isa menyalak bagai anjing tentang kes ini ? Pada hal perjuangan Islam yang dikendalikan oleh Hero Islam ini mempunyai motif sendiri. Di mana kalian jelas lihat memang kerja rapat dan kongsi idea bersama Ibrahim Ali !

Selagi Ibrahim Ali menyalak, Nasharudin Mat Isa tuurut menyalak, cover punya cover, tidak lain tidak bukan Nasharudin Mat Isa Cuma patung ciplak Hassan Ali di Selangor. Memang pun Nasharudin Mat Isa kroni PERKASA Pahang yang sering memecahkan perpaduan rakyat, beliau lah duri dalam daging yang ingin memecah belahkan perpaduan di antara PR,


GAY - SATU GAYA HIDUP BARU?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:45 PM PST


Oleh Itchy Mizal

WHI - Wanita Hari Ini di TV3 hari Khamis kelmarin memaparkan topik Suami ku Gay.
Wah! Suka dan begitu seronok lagi ghairah nampaknya hos2 pengacara (kedua2nya wanita) dgn rasa riang & gembira mereka memperkatakan tentang isu gay ..... lebih2 lagi dikalangan para2 suami pulak tu yg terlibat dgn amalan cinta (kegiatan sex) sama sejenis (sama jantina).

Bila pulak mereka (di WHI) nak bawak berbincang isu LESBIAN pula? Ini pun sama juga tahap berkembang biaknya sepertimana kegiatan kelompok gay juga..... amat menjadi2 sekarang ni.

Patutlah di TV9 pun secara terang-terangan membuat promo (secara sedar atau tidak) melalui siaran Chopp mereka dgn menggunakan ungkapan CHOPP! diikuti dgn isyarat tangan (mengguna jari2 dgn cara menguncup2 - buka & tutup) - yg memberi banyak maknanya tu.
Dengan mengembang & menguncup (kembang & kincup atau kuncup) jari2 sebagaimana yg dilakukan oleh hos2 Chopp mereka adalah menggambarkan suatu isyarat lucah ......

Memang bagi sesetengah kanak2 juga budak2 remaja yg pernah tinggal di asrama (semasa belajar disekolah2 berasrama (hingga akhirnya jadi sekolah2 berasrama ni bertukar jadi sekolah berasmara sesama sejenis pula). Jadi, pelajar2 yg biasa melibatkan diri dalam kegiatan liwat meliwat antara sesama mereka sudah cukup kenal dan amat faham dgn isyarat sepertimana isyarat yg di lakukan oleh hos2 pengacara Chopp di TV9 tu.

Isyarat 'kemut-kemut' dgn menggunakan jari2 tu (seperti isyarat yg dipaparkan dlm slot Chopp tu) adalah isyarat atau signal antara mereka2 yg biasanya terlibat dalam kegiatan liwat sesama mereka (sama sejenis). Liwat.... iaitu hubungan seks rambang iaitu aksi menutuh dgn cara menojah batang pelir yg sedang tegang lagi pejal melalui lubang dubur adalah amalan yg dilakukan antara sesama lelaki yg digelar 'gay' biasanya dilakukan secara sulit. Itu sebabnya bahasa isyarat seperti 'kemut-kemut' seolah2 memberi gambaran 'mempelawa' atau 'mengajak' (invite) dan juga digunakan untuk memberi isyarat 'respon' atau menyambut 'pelawaan' kpd si yg mula 'mempelawa' untuk melakukan aktiviti 'liwat' itu.

Memang isyarat itu menggambarkan sesuatu bentuk bulat seperti lubang dubur (jubur) mengembang menguncup yg biasa disebut dgn perkataan yg mudah dan ringkas oleh orang2 utara ialah 'kemut'. Asalnya perkataan 'kemut' itu datang dari sebutan budak2 kampung apabila mereka selalu dan sentiasa melihat ayam2 kampung yg kaum keluarga dan jiran2 sekampung mereka punya ayam berkeliaran semasa melepaskan tahi (sedang berak) ...... meraka dapat melihat sendiri bagaimana yg dikatakan 'kemut' itu ..... itulah contoh 'kemut' in 'live-action' yg dipelajari mereka dari memerhati bagaimana ayam selepas melepaskan najis (tahi) terus saja menguncupkan jubur untuk melepaskan najis sambil dapat nikmat akan kepuasan melepaskan najis itu. Jadi isyarat 'kemut-kemut' dgn cara mengguna isyarat jari itu ada hubung kaitnya dgn lubang dubur atau jubur ....... tidak kira lah sama ada jubur ayam ke ... atau jubur manusia.

Kenikmatan juga dapat dikecapi melalui lubang tahi (dubur). Itu sebab juga aksi liwat meliwat ni ni memberi nikmat (orgasm) kepada kedua2 pihak ...... yg aktif (active) dan juga yg pasif (passive)..... kedua2 pihak sama2 menikmati akan NIKMAT ketika orgasm memuncak naik .... iaitu tibanya detik kemuncak syahwat melonjak.

Jangan hairan ...... berak ('buang air besar' ....orang selatan selalu cakap 'melepas') dan juga kencing (buang air kecil) dan juga kentut (lepas angin toksik) itu adalah juga salah satu nikmat yg diberi Tuhan kepada makhluk ciptaanNya.... (orang putih kata 'call of nature' tu adalah 'one of the pleasures of life'). Lihat sajalah betapa punya nikmatnya dgn _expression muka si Fasola @ Jason King (lakunan Hussin Abu Hassan) semasa shot 'zoom in' (close-up shot) dlm filem komedi Laksamana Do Re Mi semasa dilihat melalui 'teropong ajaib' Laksamana DoReMi sedang melihat rupa2nya dia tengah 'melepas' apabila P.Ramlee kasi 'zoom out' dia punya 'teropong ajaib'.

Bayangkan jika kita susah nak membuang segala jenis hasil toksik didalam perut kita tu? Seksa dibuatnya. Bayangkan berapa punya LEGA & PUAS nya selepas dapat kita melepaskan segala hasil apa yg dikatakan 'waste product' tu? Kan itu NIKMAT namanya. Nikmat selain dari NIKMAT ORGASM selepas keluat air mani semasa bersetubuh (sexual intercourse) ..... itulah NIKMAT YG PALING TERAMAT SANGAT ...... bila terasanya SYAHWAT MEMUNCAK .....tak dak kata nak sebut PUNYA LAH SYUUUUUUUURRRRRR untuk semua orang (semua makhluk ciptaanNya). ...... SYUUUUUUR tu .... kependekan pada perkataan SYURGA la tu kut?

Air mani bila keluar kalu ..... macam SYURGA DUNIA laaa nak habaq mai ...... sudah tentu DUNIA JADI MCM SYURGA laaaaaaaa....... itulah yang dikatakan SAAT YANG BAHAGIA ...... DATANG SEKEJAP SAJA ......NAMUN DALAM HATIKU ..... TIDAK DAPAT MELUPA ...... Ya! lirik lagu P.Ramlee juga membawa makna yg sinonim dgn apa yang dikatakan NIKMAT & BAHAGIA ..... walaupun SEKEJAP saja .... TAPI memang TIDAK BOLEH LUPA PUNYA ....... AKAN DETIK ITU ......... YOU CAN NEVER FORGET ..... THE MOMENT OF THAT INSTANT!
i.e. THE PLEASURE YOU GET from the GIFT OF GOD.


.tengku razaleigh the last of true umno generation,a blessing become a curse

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:13 PM PST


.tengku razaleigh the last of true umno generation, umno should be democratised at all levels 'look at dr mahathir and the revelations about the judiciary and other things that have repeatedly cropped up after his retirement. it's difficult to continue being a strongman now as the internet has changed

The larger majorities for the opposition indicate serious obstacles for Najib Abdul Razak and BN. Voters have decisively rejected his new leadership less than one week into his tenure. The debate will not only centre on the numbers, but around the factors that contributed to BN defeats.

Allow me to point out 10 factors that stand out.

1) Leadership credibility – Najib has a serious public image problem. Despite hiring public relations firms, his reform-oriented speeches and calls to give him a chance, the new premier has yet to win over the support of a majority of Malaysians. The results show that this problem is across races (even among the Malays), classes and generations.

The sources of the problem are two-fold:

a) The cloud of scandal that surrounds his leadership has darkened his future and unless the issues are addressed squarely, it is unlikely to dissipate. Apparently these unsubstantiated rumours have poisoned Najib's well.

b) Equally important is that he has yet delivered on reform. Malaysians have listened to unfulfilled promises and are unlikely to be swayed with piecemeal measures, such as the 13 ISA release. They also see him as an integral part of the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi government which had failed to live up to its electoral promises.

2) Umno infighting – Najib faces divisions within his own ranks. Despite the convincing win of his cohort in the Umno polls, this has not translated into a mending of differences within his party. Dissatisfied Umno members joined the independent list of candidates in Bukit Selambau from the onset.

Yet, Najib's actions since taking office also had an effect. The growing purge of Abdullah people from the party leadership ranks has upset many. This played itself out in the by-elections where Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remarks deeply offended Abdullah supporters. The sheer number of Umno members – even elected Umno party representatives –who stayed home rather than vote allowed the strong Pakatan's win to evolve into a landslide, notably in Perak.

There is a certain lack of energy, ingenuity and "hunger" in the climate of this country that young people are most sensitive to. In the globalized job market, young people instinctively leave the less simulating and creative environments for those that have a spark to them.

related article a kind of political silliness that we are already too prone to. It has us imagine that the present government started

By Tengku Razaleigh

*In a speech I made in January this year I spoke of where we stand in our developmental path and what I felt we must do to move forward.

Revisiting the middle income trap

I would like to revisit the argument of that speech to develop it further.

We are stagnating. The signs of a low growth economy are all around us. Wages are stagnant and the cost of living is rising.

We have not made much progress in becoming a knowledge and services based economy.

According to the World Bank, Malaysia's share of GDP contributed by services was 46.2% in 1987. Ten years later, that share had grown by a mere 0.2%
Between 1994 and 2007, real wages grew by 2.6% in the domestic sector and by 2.8% in the export sector, which is to say, they were flat over that thirteen year period.

Meanwhile our talent scenario is an example of perverse selection at its most ruinous. We are failing to retain our own young talent, people like yourselves, let alone attract international talent to relocate here, while we have had a massive influx of unskilled foreign labour. They now make up 30-40% of our workforce. Meanwhile, alone in East Asia, the number of expatriate professionals here has decreased. Alone in East Asia, private sector wage increases follow government sector increases, instead of the other way around. We are losing doctors and scientists and have become Southeast Asia's haven for low cost labour.

I said that we are in a middle income trap, stuck in the pattern of easy growth from low-value-added manufacture and component assembly and unable to make the leap to a knowledge-intensive economy. Regional competitors with larger, cheaper and dare I say, hungrier labour forces have emerged. China and India have risen as both lower cost and higher technology producers, and with giant domestic markets.The manufacturing sector which propelled the growth we enjoyed in the nineties is being hollowed out. There is no going back, there is no staying where we are, and we do not have a map for the way forward.

I am glad that the characterisation of Malaysia as being in a 'middle-income-trap' has been taken up by the government, and that the need for an economic story, or strategy, for Malaysia is now recognized. We stand in particular need of such a model because we are a smallish economy. We cannot be good at everything, and we don't have to be.

We need only make some reasonable bets in identifying and developing a focussed set of growth drivers. It is not difficult to see what the elements of such a growth strategy might be. Whatever we come up with should build on our natural strengths, and our strengths include the following:

We are located at the crossroads of Asia, geographically and culturally, sitting alongside the most important oil route in the world.

a) We have large muslim, Chinese and Indian populations that connect us to the three fastest growing places in the world today.

b) We have some of the largest and oldest rainforests in the world, a treasure house of bio-diversity when the greatest threat facing mankind as a whole now is ecological destruction and the greatest technological advances are likely to come from bioscience.

c) We have the English language, a common law system, parliamentary democracy, good schools, an independent civil service and good infrastructure.

These advantages, however, are declining ones. Our cultural diversity is in danger of coming apart in bigotry, our rainforests are being logged out and planted over, our social and political institutions are decaying.

I have spoken at length on different occasions about the causes and consequences of institutional decline. The decline in our society and indeed in our natural environment, originates in a decline in our basic institutions. The link between these is corruption. The destruction of our ecosystem for example, is made possible by corrupt officials and business-people. The uncontrolled influx of unskilled labour is a direct result of corruption.

Dependencies and the young

These are problems we need to be aware of before we speak glibly about coming up with new strategies and new economic models. We need to understand where we are, and how we have gone wrong, before we can set things right.

You are young, well educated Malaysians. Many among you have left for other shores. Record numbers of Malaysians, of all races, work abroad or have migrated. Among these are some of our best people. They sense the stagnation I described. There is a certain lack of energy, ingenuity and "hunger" in the climate of this country that young people are most sensitive to. In the globalized job market, young people instinctively leave the less simulating and creative environments for those that have a spark to them.

How did we lose our spark as a nation?

We have a political economy marked by dependence on easy options and easy wealth. Like personal dependencies, these bad habits provide temporary comfort but discourage the growth of creativity and resilience.

I mentioned our dependence on low cost foreign labour.

The other dependence is something I played a part in making possible. This is a story I want to leave you with to ponder in your deliberations today.

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Racist are more destructive than the communist.Racist mischief from Utusan’s Awang Selama Utusan’s Awang Selamat Despicable thieves take what are others’ without gratitude

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:08 PM PST


Without the support of the people and the voters, any political party will become irrelevant, and if this party becomes irrelevant, logic and past experience will tell us that the dominant party, UMNO, will just chuck this party aside, no matter how subservient and how obedient this party is to UMNO.

By Dr. Hsu

In September 2008, the Umno supreme council decided to suspend Ahmad Ismail for three years for uttering racist remarks. Many people had in fact asked that the ISA be used against him, but as an ISA opponent myself, I was against practising double standards, and I thought he should not be held under the ISA but should instead face the other existing laws of the country.

Politically, his antics in fanning the emotions of his members resulting in the pulling down and stamping on the photo of a head of a component party (Gerakan) were inexcusable, and the least Umno could have done is to expel him. A three-year suspension of party membership, without any legal actions taken against him, was grossly inadequate in the minds of many.

Recently, his suspension was lifted, after not even half way through this three-year sentence.

A top leader of Gerakan was quoted, according to a report in Malaysiakini's Chinese website, as asking reporters when pressed about the lifting of Ahmad's suspension: "Is this issue important?"

At the same time, a top Penang Gerakan leader was quoted as asking reporters: "What position is Ahmad occupying in Umno?", implying that since Ahmad is not among top leaders of Umno, he need not answer their questions.

Whether they are right or not, I leave it to you to ponder.

I would only say that in this issue, a few considerations are in order:

Firstly, anything or anyone who stirs racial emotion in a multiracial society is serious and important matter. Anyone doing so, just like anyone committing any crime big or small, must answer to the laws of the country no matter how high or low his position is in society. Under the law, every man is supposed to be equal.

Secondly, politics is about perception. If you are perceived to not even be able to stand up to a second-tier leader of the dominant party, then what would the people think of you and what would the voters think of you? Especially when this bully has uttered racially sensitive words that have hurt the feelings not only of a person but of an entire ethnic group?

Thirdly, to a political party, support from the people is everything. That is why it is important to fight for the interest of the people and with that, support shall come naturally. But what will happen when you are perceived to not even be able to stand up to a person who has uttered words that hurt the very people who form your support base?

Lastly, as a result of the third consideration, how are the candidates from this party who have been so belittled going to face the voters come the next general election?

Without the support of the people and the voters, any political party will become irrelevant, and if this party becomes irrelevant, logic and past experience will tell us that the dominant party, Umno, will just chuck the party aside, no matter how subservient and how obedient this party is to Umno.

In politics, it is not about how subservient you are, but rather how useful you are to the dominant party. If you are of no more use (meaning, you no longer enjoy the support of the people), then no matter how diligent or obedient you are, you will be irrelevant.

The experience of PPP is a glaring example. This is a party which used to dominate the whole Kinta Valley, and had four MPs when it joined Barisan Nasional in 1974. What has become of it now? It has lost its relevance and hence it can only take the crumbs or leftovers at the pleasure of the master.

In Ahmad's case, it is not about how insignificant his party position is, but rather the principle of double standards being practised.

Why is he not being investigated and charged under the laws of the country and merely made to face disciplinary action of Umno? Why aren't the feelings of the people taken into considerations as in the case of Chin Peng, who has not been allowed to come back because of the "feelings of a certain segment of the people who have suffered from his action"?

Nizar shouting "Hidup Rakyat, Bubar DUN"

(Long Live the People, Dissolve State Assembly)
supporting his statement written on his songkok
"Bubar Dun!!!"

Umno leader and Pahang MB Adnan Yakoob teaching Malay youth how to behave in public.Humiliating the symbol of Malayness and the keris: The Agong Tuanku by Umno the supposed 'lone' "protector" of Malay culture.Najib Tun Razak teaching Malay youth through his son how to "protect" Malay culture.


.Zaid

What worried Zaid was that the majority in Umno were now hardliners, perhaps in reaction to Abdullah's apparently weak and ineffectual leadership. They saw Malay supremacy as the most effectual stick to beat back any dissent against the government.

"Adnan is constantly accusing and insulting me. Some people say that he was one of the strongest proponents of my sacking from Umno," said Parti Keadilan Rakyat's latest high-profile signing.He has vowed not to rejoin "the present Umno", which he said practised double standards. He has, however, denied rumours that he would join the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

The son of Kelantanese farmers, Zaid became a member of Umno in 1985, then "got entangled" in politics so as to win back Kelantan after Umno lost all its seats in the state to the opposition Pas in 1990.

The former Scotch-tape salesman, who trained as a lawyer on a government scholarship, founded his law firm the same year he joined Umno, and made it Malaysia's largest, with offices in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. He has since sold off his share in the firm. "I needed the money," he said.

The father of three now wants to help groom tomorrow's leaders. He set up My Future Foundation two months ago to build bonds among Malaysian youth through various artistic pursuits in the hope they will forge a Bangsa Malaysia.

When Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng invited Zaid to his DAP dinner in the state last month, it did occur to Zaid that accepting the invitation might get him into trouble with Umno.

He recalled: "Guan Eng has always been very polite, very nice to me. So I said, 'Okay, I'll come.'

"And then they asked me to say a few words. And I said, 'Oh, no'. Of course, they were 99 per cent Chinese. But they were clapping and very happy. So I said a few words about Bangsa Malaysia, what I was trying to do with my foundation. I said, 'I got no job. I want you to help me achieve this success'.

"It was just a five-minute speech."

What worried Zaid was that the majority in Umno were now hardliners, perhaps in reaction to Abdullah's apparently weak and ineffectual leadership. They saw Malay supremacy as the most effectual stick to beat back any dissent against the government.

The problem with that approach, in Zaid's view, is this: "You cannot have peace and stability by force. And if you don't have peace and stability, then you don't have the economic ability to be productive and competitive. And the world doesn't deal with people like that anymore."

He bemoaned the fact that over-confidence in the 1980s saw Umno veering from its early days of seeking consensus with the other races on major issues. "It was a simple formula of Umno being the major partner but always in consultation, always open to ideas, always able to keep the pieces together.

"Not by a show of power, or a show of strength, but by a show of magnanimity."

Zaid on…

The problem with Umno today

"They see provocation, they see enemies everywhere."

What his detractors say about him

"They say, 'Ungrateful Malay, you benefited from the system and now you criticise it' — you know, that sort of stuff. Some say I should not be a Malay. I don't know how that is possible… But it doesn't really hurt me that much."

Being chummy with the opposition

"My problem is that I always don't view politicians from the other side as enemies. They're all my friends. (DAP veteran Lim) Kit Siang is my old friend and Anwar (Ibrahim) and everybody."

Attending the opposition events that got him sacked

"I was merely being naive or being silly but they were my friends, what's wrong with that?"

Being kept in the dark over the sudden detention of three civilians under the Internal Security Act in September

"I read about it in the papers. I thought that, as a minister, especially when you describe me as a Minister for Law, you know, it's a bit embarrassing when I don't know anything about it."

How much Malaysia has lost out to Singapore

"I was in school in Johor Baru in 1967, and I'd go to Singapore on a bus over the weekend. Singapore was then a shanty town, of no significance. But today, it is the pride of the world. If they can do it, why can't we?"

Why he thinks differently from most in Umno

"I did not join Umno when I was young, so I was not subject to much conditioning."

Talk that prime minister-in-waiting Najib lacks fire in the belly

"Yes, exactly. He has never shown himself capable of enunciating something. He can sound good, but all prime ministers sound good at the beginning."

Those who want a Malaysia for only Malays

"How do you benefit? In the first place, how do you let the Chinese go? Where do they go? Where do you send the Indians? Where do you send disgruntled Malays like me?"

Malaysia's future

"I worry that we will become a Fiji or Zimbabwe, that we will be dominated by a certain group using the machinery of government to keep control."

More mRacistischief from Utusan's Awang Selamat

ColumnistsAwang Selamat

WRITTEN BY HELEN ANG

MONDAY, 15 JUNE 2009 17:28

Utusan's Awang Selamat in an op-ed yesterday repeated his earlier leitmotif about the Malays being betrayed, how there are traitors to the country and cautioned that if any Barisan Nasional component party [i.e. MCA] hints at wanting to leave the coalition, it should just go.

The Awang Selamat column is the editorial voice of Mingguan Malaysia, the weekend edition of the Utusan newspaper considered to be Umno's mouthpiece.

In 'Apa muslihat MCA' (What tricks are MCA up to?), Awang Selamat questioned the motive behind a just concluded online poll in MCA president Ong Tee Keat's website, which had 76% of the respondents voting that his party should leave BN.

Awang Selamat conjectured that the survey was a deceptive manoeuvre by MCA to pressure Umno but adding that such a strategy would not bear fruit as the flailing Chinese party is unable to counter the influence of DAP "which is so aggressive".

"Even with MCA's presence, there is no assurance that BN can win Chinese hearts (in the next general election)," commented Awang Selamat who also believed that it is of no consequence to Umno if MCA intends to withdraw and nor should the former attempt to prevent its departure – "why give face"?

Awang Selamat suggested that Umno might care to review the tried and tested BN methodology because "most importantly, Umno should not be so generous in trying to make a go of the power-sharing when the component parties are always applying pressure."

"They [the disgruntled Umno satellites] only want what's advantageous to them and are indeed 'too much'. What need is there for a power-sharing that is more beneficial to others?"

'Malays can't be silent anymore' Beer on one hand and the keris on other other: sheer hypocricy of the Umnoputras.

Kerismuddin behaving like a professional samseng. Under his watch, education has failed and corruption claims against him are abundant. May be that's "Malay supremacy" for you. God the Almighty!Umno leader and Pahang MB Adnan Yakoob teaching Malay youth how to behave in public.On the unity government talks, Awang Selamat referenced MCA's concern that an Umno-PAS merger will marginalize the minorities and said that any effort working on Malay unity is met with opposition because the non-Malays mostly want Malays "to continue to be weak and divided".

Taking up again the theme 'Melayu dikhianati?' that stirred controversy a fortnight ago, Awang Selamat asked: "Does this [hidden agenda] not carry the message that Malays are willing to let themselves be stabbed in the back ["betrayed"] after making all the sacrifices for the other races?"

He concluded: "There are so many issues currently confronting the Malays that the community cannot remain silent any longer and be content only to moan quietly".

Utusan is clearly fanning racial sentiments and deliberately racializing matters like Chin Peng's wish to return home. Its front page editorial cartoon featured a speech bubble with the snide remark, "Just appoint Chin Peng as PKR advisor …".

Putting in his two sen worth, Awang Selamat accused the Pakatan Rakyat supremo of trying to gain "political dividend" and Chinese support through his statement declaring that he [Anwar Ibrahim] did not want to see a situation where it is alright for a Malay communist to return but not for a Chinese communist to do the same.

Contrary to Anwar, Awang Selamat opined that any support for Chin Peng is "wicked" and [a threat] just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) itself. The Utusan editorial then alluded to how betrayal can cause the downfall of one's race, and proceeded to ask rhetorically: "Who is the betrayer [of his race] in our era today?"

Powerful majority yet petulant

An anonymous Malaysian blogger thoughtfully pointed me to a commentary by American Glenn Greenwald, a political author on the New York Times bestseller list, which is similarly an apt reflection on Awang Selamat and his ilk.

Greenwald wrote:

"The most predominant mentality in right-wing discourse finds expression in this form: 'I am part of/was born into Group X, and Group X – my group – is better than all others yet treated so very unfairly." This claim persists – indeed, is often intensified – even when Group X is clearly the strongest, most privileged and most favoured group'."

In a previous article titled 'The right's two-pronged religion of rage and self-pity', Greenwald summarized:

"Petulance and self-pitying grievance is what fuels them. This endless need to self-victimize would be one thing if the groups to which they belonged were small minorities targeted by a hostile and more powerful majority. But the exact opposite is true. By and large, the groups to which they belong (and therefore see as oppressed and treated with unparalleled unfairness) are the most numerous and the most powerful in the country and always have been."

Awang Selamat's polemics on 'Malay generosity' and his scaremongering that others are hellbent on undermining the Malay race is reminiscent of what Greenwald terms that 'tribalistic self-absorption' which precludes any capacity for empathy.

The tribalistic self-absorption of Utusan Malaysia is evident in it incessantly playing up Chin Peng's ethnicity.

When Anwar made his statement on Saturday, he correctly predicted that the paper would put spin on it. The very next day, as anticipated, its article 'Anwar melampau' appeared, whereUtusan solicited a reaction from maverick politician Ibrahim Ali, among others.

Ibrahim, also Perkasa (an NGO) president, obliged by denouncing Anwar as a man willing to cast aside his own race for the sake of political survival.

But as Anwar rightly points out, other former communist leaders such as ex-MCP chairman Musa Ahmad, and prominent guerrillas like Shamsiah Fakeh and Rashid Maidin have been permitted return. So why persist in waving the race card at Chin Peng?

Communism is an ideology that transcends skin colour; there are communists in Cuba, in Nepal;West Bengal has the longest serving democratically elected communist state government in the world. Internationally, communist parties are legitimate political players.

The response by Ibrahim is a follow-up to his thoughts a week before – 'Perbetulkan perjuangan pribumi' which prominently covered three-quarters of the broadsheet's editorial page.

Ibrahim penned: "Kalau gagal ditangani, dilema [Melayu] boleh menyebabkan nasi menjadi bubur … Tanah Melayu mungkin menjadi milik orang", and incorporating the formulaic attack on Anwar as someone who is so power hungry that he is seemingly gambling away the Malays' future to non-Malays.

Blowing up a non-issue

It is unbridled mischief-making to insinuate that the country could somehow cease to belong to the Malays. Ibrahim also premised the alarmist, surely unfounded, scenario that Malay dignity is being challenged, that the fate and future of the Malays is in the doldrums, and parroting the unity mantra, that is, if the Malays are split they will lose.

Ibrahim, Utusan and Umno are consumed by the zero sum game and their imaginary enemy whom the Malays purportedly have to unite against.

The trifecta of Umno, its Old Media and its New Media-cum-bloggers network have lately been inflaming sensibilities with their Chin Peng sideshow, attempting to create an ethnic schism by drumming up grievances on one side when there is really a corresponding indifference on 'the other side'.

The communist insurgency, or Emergency, officially ended in 1960 long before I and the majority of Malaysian Chinese today were born. Many of us would probably mistake Chin Peng's image for Mao Zedong although our community (and even those nowadays in China) are nonetheless blue jeans-wearing capitalists, and hardly a Mao-jacketed proletariat.

The communist struggle is remote to us latter-day Malaysians where roughly 73 percent of the population is under the age of 40 … has anyone read any significant Chinese writer here ardently promoting communism? We are far removed in age and understanding from Chin Peng, although a few may harbour some compassion for an 85-year-old in exile.

It is counter-productive when Utusan's race-soaked invectives fail to discern Chin Peng's intense longing for 'Tanah Melayu' (so much so that he desires to spend his last days and perhaps to die and be buried on Malay soil) but is instead tied to a race-blinkered argumentative itinerary taking Malaysians backward to the lost jungle.

More mischief from Utusan's Awang Selamat
Columnists
WRITTEN BY HELEN ANG
MONDAY, 15 JUNE 2009 17:28
Utusan's Awang Selamat in an op-ed yesterday repeated his earlier leitmotif about the Malays being betrayed, how there are traitors to the country and cautioned that if any Barisan Nasional component party [i.e. MCA] hints at wanting to leave the coalition, it should just go.
The Awang Selamat column is the editorial voice of Mingguan Malaysia, the weekend edition of the Utusan newspaper considered to be Umno's mouthpiece.
In 'Apa muslihat MCA' (What tricks are MCA up to?), Awang Selamat questioned the motive behind a just concluded online poll in MCA president Ong Tee Keat's website, which had 76% of the respondents voting that his party should leave BN.
Awang Selamat conjectured that the survey was a deceptive manoeuvre by MCA to pressure Umno but adding that such a strategy would not bear fruit as the flailing Chinese party is unable to counter the influence of DAP "which is so aggressive".
"Even with MCA's presence, there is no assurance that BN can win Chinese hearts (in the next general election)," commented Awang Selamat who also believed that it is of no consequence to Umno if MCA intends to withdraw and nor should the former attempt to prevent its departure – "why give face"?
Awang Selamat suggested that Umno might care to review the tried and tested BN methodology because "most importantly, Umno should not be so generous in trying to make a go of the power-sharing when the component parties are always applying pressure."
"They [the disgruntled Umno satellites] only want what's advantageous to them and are indeed 'too much'. What need is there for a power-sharing that is more beneficial to others?"
'Malays can't be silent anymore'
On the unity government talks, Awang Selamat referenced MCA's concern that an Umno-PAS merger will marginalize the minorities and said that any effort working on Malay unity is met with opposition because the non-Malays mostly want Malays "to continue to be weak and divided".
Taking up again the theme 'Melayu dikhianati?' that stirred controversy a fortnight ago, Awang Selamat asked: "Does this [hidden agenda] not carry the message that Malays are willing to let themselves be stabbed in the back ["betrayed"] after making all the sacrifices for the other races?"
He concluded: "There are so many issues currently confronting the Malays that the community cannot remain silent any longer and be content only to moan quietly".
Utusan is clearly fanning racial sentiments and deliberately racializing matters like Chin Peng's wish to return home. Its front page editorial cartoon featured a speech bubble with the snide remark, "Just appoint Chin Peng as PKR advisor …".
Putting in his two sen worth, Awang Selamat accused the Pakatan Rakyat supremo of trying to gain "political dividend" and Chinese support through his statement declaring that he [Anwar Ibrahim] did not want to see a situation where it is alright for a Malay communist to return but not for a Chinese communist to do the same.
Contrary to Anwar, Awang Selamat opined that any support for Chin Peng is "wicked" and [a threat] just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) itself. The Utusan editorial then alluded to how betrayal can cause the downfall of one's race, and proceeded to ask rhetorically: "Who is the betrayer [of his race] in our era today?"
Powerful majority yet petulant
An anonymous Malaysian blogger thoughtfully pointed me to a commentary by American Glenn Greenwald, a political author on the New York Times bestseller list, which is similarly an apt reflection on Awang Selamat and his ilk.
Greenwald wrote:
"The most predominant mentality in right-wing discourse finds expression in this form: 'I am part of/was born into Group X, and Group X – my group – is better than all others yet treated so very unfairly." This claim persists – indeed, is often intensified – even when Group X is clearly the strongest, most privileged and most favoured group'."
In a previous article titled 'The right's two-pronged religion of rage and self-pity', Greenwald summarized:
"Petulance and self-pitying grievance is what fuels them. This endless need to self-victimize would be one thing if the groups to which they belonged were small minorities targeted by a hostile and more powerful majority. But the exact opposite is true. By and large, the groups to which they belong (and therefore see as oppressed and treated with unparalleled unfairness) are the most numerous and the most powerful in the country and always have been."
Awang Selamat's polemics on 'Malay generosity' and his scaremongering that others are hellbent on undermining the Malay race is reminiscent of what Greenwald terms that 'tribalistic self-absorption' which precludes any capacity for empathy.
The tribalistic self-absorption of Utusan Malaysia is evident in it incessantly playing up Chin Peng's ethnicity.

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More mischief from Utusan's Awang Selamat ColumnistsWRITTEN BY HELEN ANG MONDAY, 15 JUNE 2009 17:28Utusan's Awang Selamat in an op-ed yesterday repeated his earlier leitmotif about the Malays being betrayed, how there are traitors to the country and cautioned that if any Barisan Nasional component party [i.e. MCA] hints at wanting to leave the coalition, it should just go.The Awang Selamat column is the editorial voice of Mingguan Malaysia, the weekend edition of the Utusan newspaper considered to be Umno's mouthpiece.In 'Apa muslihat MCA' (What tricks are MCA up to?), Awang Selamat questioned the motive behind a just concluded online poll in MCA president Ong Tee Keat's website, which had 76% of the respondents voting that his party should leave BN.Awang Selamat conjectured that the survey was a deceptive manoeuvre by MCA to pressure Umno but adding that such a strategy would not bear fruit as the flailing Chinese party is unable to counter the influence of DAP "which is so aggressive"."Even with MCA's presence, there is no assurance that BN can win Chinese hearts (in the next general election)," commented Awang Selamat who also believed that it is of no consequence to Umno if MCA intends to withdraw and nor should the former attempt to prevent its departure – "why give face"?Awang Selamat suggested that Umno might care to review the tried and tested BN methodology because "most importantly, Umno should not be so generous in trying to make a go of the power-sharing when the component parties are always applying pressure.""They [the disgruntled Umno satellites] only want what's advantageous to them and are indeed 'too much'. What need is there for a power-sharing that is more beneficial to others?"'Malays can't be silent anymore'On the unity government talks, Awang Selamat referenced MCA's concern that an Umno-PAS merger will marginalize the minorities and said that any effort working on Malay unity is met with opposition because the non-Malays mostly want Malays "to continue to be weak and divided".Taking up again the theme 'Melayu dikhianati?' that stirred controversy a fortnight ago, Awang Selamat asked: "Does this [hidden agenda] not carry the message that Malays are willing to let themselves be stabbed in the back ["betrayed"] after making all the sacrifices for the other races?"He concluded: "There are so many issues currently confronting the Malays that the community cannot remain silent any longer and be content only to moan quietly".Utusan is clearly fanning racial sentiments and deliberately racializing matters like Chin Peng's wish to return home. Its front page editorial cartoon featured a speech bubble with the snide remark, "Just appoint Chin Peng as PKR advisor …".Putting in his two sen worth, Awang Selamat accused the Pakatan Rakyat supremo of trying to gain "political dividend" and Chinese support through his statement declaring that he [Anwar Ibrahim] did not want to see a situation where it is alright for a Malay communist to return but not for a Chinese communist to do the same.Contrary to Anwar, Awang Selamat opined that any support for Chin Peng is "wicked" and [a threat] just as dangerous, if not more dangerous than the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) itself. The Utusan editorial then alluded to how betrayal can cause the downfall of one's race, and proceeded to ask rhetorically: "Who is the betrayer [of his race] in our era today?"Powerful majority yet petulantAn anonymous Malaysian blogger thoughtfully pointed me to a commentary by American Glenn Greenwald, a political author on the New York Times bestseller list, which is similarly an apt reflection on Awang Selamat and his ilk.Greenwald wrote:"The most predominant mentality in right-wing discourse finds expression in this form: 'I am part of/was born into Group X, and Group X – my group – is better than all others yet treated so very unfairly." This claim persists – indeed, is often intensified – even when Group X is clearly the strongest, most privileged and most favoured group'."In a previous article titled 'The right's two-pronged religion of rage and self-pity', Greenwald summarized:"Petulance and self-pitying grievance is what fuels them. This endless need to self-victimize would be one thing if the groups to which they belonged were small minorities targeted by a hostile and more powerful majority. But the exact opposite is true. By and large, the groups to which they belong (and therefore see as oppressed and treated with unparalleled unfairness) are the most numerous and the most powerful in the country and always have been."Awang Selamat's polemics on 'Malay generosity' and his scaremongering that others are hellbent on undermining the Malay race is reminiscent of what Greenwald terms that 'tribalistic self-absorption' which precludes any capacity for empathy.The tribalistic self-absorption of Utusan Malaysia is evident in it incessantly playing up Chin Peng's ethnicity.


If taxi drivers is worse than our filthy public toilets.”than the air in hotel room stink wost than the pussy of yen yen&ROSMA ADD what NAJIBhas to say?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 09:36 PM PST


In Malaysia, a good cause is just lost like that. Instead of having the taxi driver buck up which they clearly need to. Sounds like now we have politicians capitalize on one issue by rounding up a bunch of taxi drivers to whack one politician.

In a news report on Wednesday, Nazri said a survey of tourists revealed that the worst complaint was about taxis while toilets fell to second place leading to him to declare that the taxi service was worse than filthy public toilets.

If taxi drivers is worse than our filthy public toilets."than

WHAT ABOUT the air in the hotel room stink wost than

the pussy of yen yen&ROSMA ADD

WHAT NAJIB has to say?

Hey Nazri….everyone have the balls to be bold once in a while. Let see how consistent u're in having the balls to uphold those publicity stunts u did days back.

At worst……u can be the second Zaid Ibrahim…..to serve the Rakyat, isn't that what u said?!……In the end, the Rakyat would love u for

Everything seems to be wrong with this country. I strongly blame TDM, the old fox, for this malaise. What to do when majority of Chinese were half asleep during his rule; giving him unbending support. Better find ways to leave this "lost" nation before it degenerates into "Myammar".UMNOputras have unleashed their woves. The UMNOputra taxi owner proxies have turned the taxi drivers into an arrogant bunch. The taxi drivers in turn treat their customers like bloody dogs.They are immune from taxi regulations.
Mr.Nazari,they are after you for what you stand: No nonsense guy

though there are some great guys amongst you, I suggest you all TAKE FIRM, SERIOUS, SINCERE AND IMMEDIATE action to improve yourselves and service as suggested by your CUSTOMERS WHO ARE ACTUALLY AND INDIRECTLY YOUR BOSS AND WHO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SERVICE SO THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO PUT FOOD ON YOUR DINNER TABLE FOR YOUR FAMILY. It is high time you do that. ! We have long heard about your poor service and my hair is getting white and still hearing it. relatd article Unscrupulous Minister vs taxi drivers Nazri Aziz 'dirtier than toilets' his administration of justice and the rule of law stinks

Please do something. Malaysia is no longer a land of plenty ! FDI 's are shrinking and economy is not terrific either. If you are thinking of tourists and expatriates they are no longer coming here in great numbers so it is high time you all do something to attract the locals to use your taxis and that you can only hope to achieve by providing good, efficient, clean and honest service. Let not the people fear and hesitate to hop into your vehicle ! Learn a foreign language whatever it may be and delight your customers by trying to speak to them and being sincere in whatever you do.

I believe you all can do it , if only you start doing it. You alone is in control of your destiny. Asking Nazri to say sorry will not bring more customers to use your service and one thing I am sure , after you have asked Nazri to say sorry he might not be expected to hop into your cab anytime soon. Why not do something more POSITIVE and DO IT NOW

UMNO has four dogs… named…..Blue dog, EC dog, Judiciary dog, MACC dog… each one serve the master well… and each one is being manipulated by the master for its own survival day after day…. then we have the next few dogs… which are not that ferocious dog… perhaps… we called them poodle dog…. without any fangs! The first four is poisonous with fangs! these poodle dogs… only knows how to bark but no teeth to bite or scare… we have MIC dog, MCA dog, PPP dog, Gerakan dog…. see what i mean… which one of these dogs has ….own purpose… to serve their master.

Flawed system breeds shifty cabbies

along the watchtower

if not for that taxi driver we could have not sent the altantuya murderers to hell

the ghost of 5000taxipermit gone ,the ghost of puduraya taxi sampu king gone, now what the greater and more urgent problem that needs to be fixed is the blighted system.if not for that taxi driver we could have not sent the altantuya murderers to hell

Today, we shall not be talking about politics. We shall also not be talking about race or religion. Today, we shall talk about doing the human thing. Today, let's discuss how to launch a 'Justice for Altantuya: restore Malaysia's dignity' campaign. And let's send those bastards who murdered Altantuya to hell where they belong.NO HOLDS BARREDRaja Petra Kamarudin

I had dinner with a few friends last night and on the way to the restaurant another good friend, Din Merican, phoned to fill me in on the details of Dr Setev Shaariibuu's press conference that was held earlier that day. I listened as Din filled me in on what transpired and could not help but blurt out, "I am a father of two daughters. I can imagine what Shaariibuu must be feeling. Fucking assholes!""I have three daughters," Din responded. "These people are animals, bloody animals. Fuck them! Fuck them!" This is what I would call 'at a loss for words' — and when you just have to say something but no words can fully describe how you feel, then 'fuck' is the only word you can use which will console you enough and make you feel you have expressed your anger and disgust in a most 'appropriate' manner."Hey, don't insult animals," I replied. "Animals are cute. I love cats, dogs and horses. These people are worse than animals. Even animals will not do something like this.""Even pigs can be cute," my wife who was driving the car butted in and I repeated what she said. "Yes, even pigs are cute. These people are not even the same level as pigs. They are lower than pigs. Melayu babi, the whole lot of them."I found it very difficult to hold back my tears as Din continued with his narration of what Dr Shaariibuu said at his press conference. Yes, I am a very emotional person as many may have suspected by now. But I can also be very stubborn and stiff-lipped as well when facing an adversary, as the Special Branch officers from Bukit Aman have discovered. I am what the Malays would call 'marah nyamuk, bakar kelambu'. And I would not hesitate to deny my body food and water as an act of defiance just to prove to my jailors that they may incarcerate my body but they can never own my mind or break my spirit. But hearing what Dr Shaariibuu had to say 'broke' me. Even my degil got tamed."Let's bring these bastards down," I told Din. "Let's launch a 'Justice for Altanatuya: restore Malaysia's dignity' campaign' or something like that. These assholes must be sent to hell."Understandably, much of the dinner conversation thereafter was focused on the Altantuya murder. What was most amusing — not that I would classify this tragic murder as 'amusing' — is that none at the dinner table are lawyers by profession. But all were able to skilfully 'argue their case' as any seasoned lawyer with decades of litigation experience under his or her belt can — or maybe even better than that because not all lawyers are smart (trust me on this one). I always say you need brains to become a lawyer but you do not need to be a lawyer to have brains.Sure, 'certified' lawyers would pooh-pooh such 'coffee shop' arguments as just that, coffee shop arguments. And have we not overheard and scoffed at many an 'expert' at the next table offering his or her legal prognosis to all and sundry who would care to listen? Yes, opinions are like assholes — everybody has one.But there are opinions and there are opinions — and, just like assholes, no two are alike. So, while we value the expert opinions of our 'learned' legal eagles (yes, that is what they call each other in court even though they may be arguing — how civil), we too have conducted our own trial by court of public opinion and we have already arrived at our verdict even while the Altantuya murder trial is halfway through and long before we can see the end of what many consider a show-trial in a kangaroo court.Of course, we are not at liberty to say this as this may tantamount to subjudice or contempt of court or something like that (the courts have all sorts of fancy words and phrases to throw at you when they want to send you to jail whenever you differ with their opinion). So I would never dare state that the Altantuya murder trial 'a show trial in a kangaroo court' for fear of getting sent to jail. All I am at liberty to say is that many consider the Altantuya murder trial a show-trial in a kangaroo court and leave it at that without declaring whether I too share the opinion of the majority of Malaysians (not sure whether that statement can still get me sent to jail).Anyway, back to the dinner last night and to what all those 'self-made lawyers' who never argued even one case in court their entire life had to say. As I said, neither they nor I am a lawyer but I have attended a decade of trials and hearings since the birth of Reformasi in 1998 and my 'practical experience' has exposed me to much of what goes on in court. And all I can say is that, and I repeat, while you need brains to become a lawyer, you really do not need to be a lawyer to have brains, as my dinner friends proved last night.It was a long dinner and much was discussed and everyone had an opinion plus, as I said, all skilfully 'argued their case'. However, to avoid this piece turning into a fifty-page thesis, which may see me getting an honorary law degree (or see me getting sent to jail), allow me to summarise how the 'case' was argued last night.First concerns the Affidavit that Razak Baginda submitted to the court during his bail application hearing in the Shah Alam High Court. Justice Segera had initially cautioned Razak's lawyer that there was no necessity in submitting an Affidavit since it was only a bail application hearing and, anyway, bail is not allowed in murder cases. But the lawyer insisted in pursuing the matter in spite of repeated warnings from the Judge. So the Judge had no choice but to accept the Affidavit as it is the right of the accused to defend himself/herself the way he/she sees fit.Justice Segera then read the Affidavit and remarked that, after reading it, he is even more convinced that Razak is guilty. How then to grant bail, notwithstanding the fact that bail should automatically be denied anyway in cases of murder? Justice Segera was then immediately removed from hearing the case and was replaced by a junior judicial commissioner.Note that Justice Segera is a senior Judge and the most suited to hear this very controversial and high-profile case. Was he removed because he had prejudged the case or because he was now privy to certain information that may influence his decision or because they want to 'kill' the Affidavit?This was the first bone of contention. Karpal Singh, who is holding a watching brief on behalf of Altantuya's family, then raised this matter during the trial and he asked the police officer on the stand as to why they did not investigate the Affidavit since much has been revealed in that document. The police officer replied that they did not investigate the Affidavit because 'tidak ada arahan dari atas' (so instructions from the top).This further enhances the belief that there is some very damaging evidence in that Affidavit and which the government is trying to hide. The fact that the Affidavit exists and Karpal raised the matter in court and the police did not deny it — other than explain they did not investigate it because of no instructions from the top — convinces most that something is amiss here.It seems the Affidavit also reveals that Altantuya was camped outside Razak's house and this caused him to panic. He then went running to Najib, and Rosmah summoned Najib's ADC, Musa Safri, and instructed him to solve Razak's problem. Musa then summoned the two police officers currently on trial. So, it appears like Razak and the two police officers are not the only ones involved. Najib, Rosmah and Musa have also been implicated in this entire thing. And why the need for the police officer to declare that he had already killed six people before this if murder was not what was on everyone's mind?Then the Attorney-General did a very strange thing. Just before the trial started, he made a public announcement that only three people and no others are involved in the murder. This is not only strange but highly irregular as well. It is not the Attorney-General's job to determine this. This is for the court to decide. Furthermore, the trial had not even started yet so how does the Attorney-General know what is going to surface in the trial? No one has testified yet and until all the testimonies are heard who knows who else is involved and whether the three accused who on trial are even guilty or not? The Attorney-General made it appear like he knows the outcome of the trial even before the trail commenced? How not to feel that the trial is a show-trial?The Sunday morning before the trial was supposed to start, I received a SMS that said the charges against Razak would be withdrawn. At 4.00pm, I received another SMS saying that the entire team of prosecutors will be replaced because they did not agree to drop the charges against Razak. The following morning, the new prosecutor requested a one-month postponement on the excuse that he had just that very morning been told he is taking over the case so he needs time to study the files. The judge gave them a two-week postponement. The SMS may have been inaccurate but the actions thereafter lent credence to the SMS. And this SMS was from a Deep Throat in the Attorney-General's Chambers so I am not about to just dismiss it as lies and slander.The next point is about where Altantuya's remains were found, which was deep in the jungles. The three accused deny killing Altantuya yet the police knew exactly where to go to look for the remains. How did the police know where to go when the three denied killing her? Did they use a bomoh? Was there an informer? No, the police just happen to know that deep in the jungles they would find Altantuya's remains without anyone having to tell them.It makes one wonder whether the police knew where to go because it is a 'gazetted dumpsite' where all 'bumped off' people are disposed. Does this then mean that the two police officers on trial alongside Razak are police hit men whose job it is to bump people off and then get rid of their bodies at that site where they retrieved Altantuya's remains? This, of course, remains mere speculation but there is certainly cause for speculation and the evidence all seem to point to this assumption.The whispering amongst those who walk in the corridors of power is that when they went to the 'dump site' they retrieved the remains of many others as well. Some say it was the remains of seven people and others say nine. So Altantuya was not the first. There were many others before this, almost ten judging by the remains.This, of course, has never been made public and probably never will. So, until it is, we must assume that the 'whispering' is unfounded. But then, what about Razak's Affidavit we talked about earlier, which stated that the police officer had admitted to killing six people before this. This would then make Altantuya the seventh victim. Against this backdrop, the 'whispering' about the police retrieving the remains of seven or nine people begins to sound like very loud whispers.Many other 'key issues' raised by my non-lawyer friends, who all argued as if they were conducting the Altantuya murder trial, were matters such as how Altantuya's immigration records could be erased from the Immigration computers, the letters Najib wrote to the Malaysian embassy supporting Altantuya's visa application, the photograph of Altantuya, Najib, Razak and Kalimullah taken during Altantuya's birthday party in the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore, and much more.Rumour has it, and it remains just that, a rumour, is that all this 'evidence' has been given to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Okay, maybe Abdullah is using this information to keep Najib in line — which appears to be working seeing that he is constantly licking Abdullah's hand. But this is not about politics and should not be dealt as such. This is about the Prime Minister of Malaysia withholding crucial evidence in a murder trial. Abdullah is an accessory to murder and burying evidence that will affect the outcome of the trial and interfere in seeing justice done renders Abdullah as guilty as those currently on trial and those who also should be on trial but are not.I really wish I could write about all the above which was discussed by those at the dinner table last night. Unfortunately, since the trial is still ongoing, I will not be able to talk about any of these matters. The best I can do is relate what those at the dinner table discussed last night and leave it at that without giving my opinion. And the above is what was discussed by those who are not lawyers and never once in their lives argued any case in court.Of course, since all these people are not lawyers, most of what they said is based purely on logic and not on points of law. It is actually quite ridiculous that people not tutored in matters of law would attempt to dissect and analyse the Altantuya murder trial and pass judgement as if they are trained and certified lawyers. Anyway, as I said, opinions are like assholes and every one has one so we should not take too much notice of what my dinner friends said last night. Meanwhile, read what my friend, Din Merican,

It is not only the rogue taxi drivers but also the rent-seeking system that needs a good kick in the rear.

THE Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board's 1-800-889600 number is a joke of a service. Why bother setting up a hotline that gives a cold reception most of the time?

Over the past three years, I've tried to call to lodge complaints, mostly against speeding buses on the North-South Expressway and taxis blatantly running foul of the law.

Without fail, this is what happens: The congenial voice of a woman behind the automated answering service thanks me for calling, after which I'm asked to press 1 for Bahasa Malaysia or 2 for English.

If it is within the CVLB's operating hours, she gives an exhausting explanation about what the hotline is all about, the type of vehicles it covers – stage buses, express buses, taxis, hired cars, lorries, and etc, etc.

Predictably, immediately after this, the voice will say no personnel is available to handle the call and proceed to give the next instruction: Press 1 to leave a voice message or press "star" to continue to hold.

If you choose to hold, that's about the end of it.

If calls are made after the board's office hours (8am to 5pm), the voice just tells you to either press 1 and leave a voice message or call during the specified hours.

There's an old Malay saying to describe such an attitude towards handling complaints, the direct translation of which won't do justice to its aptness: Melepaskan batuk di tangga.

Roughly translated, it means not serious or sincere in doing things.

To put it in another way, in the US, the rude but accepted slang is a half-a**ed effort.

So it's not surprising that the CVLB has admitted its impotency in acting against those who break the rules – like rogue taxi drivers who have brought much shame and disrepute to the country.

In a survey conducted by The Expat magazine last year, some 200 foreigners from 30 countries rated Malaysia the worst among 23 countries in terms of quality of taxis, courtesy, availability of vehicles and driving skills.

Among the damning descriptions they gave were: "source of national shame", "serious threat to tourists" and "rude bullies and extortionists".

It is yet another big splotch on the country's image, although the generalisation is unfair to the honest taxi drivers out there.

What's more appalling is CVLB chairman Baharom Mohamad Datuk Markiman Kobiran's helpless wringing of hands over the issue.

"Do we cancel their permits, step up enforcement and urge passengers to be more pro-active in making complaints? We have done all that," he lamented recently.

How about re-examining the entire scheme of issuing taxi permits that is palpably unfair and unethical?

As long as permits are handed out to well-connected companies instead of to those who really want to earn their living as cabbies, nothing is going to change.

The existing rent-seeking system can only aggravate anger and deepen the existing resentment against the Government.

The hauling-up of 612 rogue taxi drivers by Markiman's officers during a recent undercover operation, is only a small reflection of the massive festering problem.

More than 500 did not have a public service vehicle driving licence, were not wearing seat belts and were driving recklessly.

Most did not use the meter, refused to pick up passengers on certain routes, did not display driver cards or charged more than the fares shown on the meter.

Of course it is easy to dismiss these drivers as cheats and crooks without looking at the bigger picture of the flawed system and the obvious lack of enforcement over the years.

Has the board considered the plight of the honest and hardworking cabbies who have to hire the vehicles from between RM50 and RM75 daily, pay for fuel and maintenance, and drive for up to 12 hours to take home a decent day's pay?

It's not an easy way to earn between RM2,000 and RM3,000 a month in the city.

The RM2 flag-down rate for the first kilometre (or two minutes and subsequently, 10 sen for every 150m or 45 seconds) has not been reviewed for the past 13 years.

Is it reasonable to continue the rate, given the steep rise in the prices of most goods and services?

A starting fare of RM3.50, equivalent to that fixed in Bangkok, Thailand, will be a more acceptable figure, provided of course that the meter is strictly used.

It's clear that strong political will is needed to resolve the problem once and for all. It must begin with a comprehensive scrutiny of companies holding thousands of taxi and other public service vehicle permits.

There should be a total review of the policy on issuing new permits, and on the practice of leasing and sub-leasing them to others.

Firms that are now letting out permits or taxis should be made to ensure that the drivers get a fair deal out of the huge profits they make.

As for the CVLB and the Road Transport Department, the agencies only need to ensure constant and stringent enforcement.

Rogue cabbies must be punished with heavy fines or jail terms, and their licences revoked. Weeding them out cannot be the most difficult thing to do.

The greater and more urgent problem that needs to be fixed is the blighted system.

POSTED BY THE TAXIDRIVER786 AT 9:14 PM 0 COMMENTS LINKS TO THIS POST

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Politicians can learn about change from rosmah the lady who

change her life by snatching husbandAtlantuya wants Prime Minister as company.She is feeling lonely because Razak Baginda jilted her to pursue his Ph.D in England.Her children in Mongolia still thinking that their mother will come back someday with lot of cookies and sweets from Malaysia . Unfortunately, PM did not mentioned about sweets and cookies for them yesterday.

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BTN should have been disbanded Part 1

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:00 PM PST

BTN (Biro Tata Negara) has been the hottest of all hot topics of the week and months. This issue has been stretched too far and has now staged an ostentatious confrontation and hostilities between Mahathir and his former Cabinet Member Nazri Aziz who is still a member in the current Cabinet lineup.

Over this issue, it reflects the real and true line of divide within the leadership. There are always two sides of a coin. Throwing punches from the either side of the deep divide is still going on and it is going to contribute greatly in the process administrative disaster in the government.

The latest of the punches was when Nazri went further by calling Mahathir the Father of Racist while he was at the helm of power for 22 year. Mahathir replied by asking Nazri to leave UMNO as UMNO is really a racist party; just like MCA and MIC, they are all racist parties.

Now, where does Nazri stand? He has to tell everyone off his position. If he is not racist, why is he still in UMNO? At least Dr Mahathir is honest enough to admit that he is a member of one of the most racist parties that is UMNO.

DAP is multi-racial but it is a Chinese dominated party and so do GERAKAN. Like UMNO, PAS is a Malay dominated party with Islamic flavor.

I am not interested to take any personal affiliation between Mahathir and Nazri as both were together in enjoying the fruits of existence of BTN. I am not impressed by both. In actuality they are in one set.

Now let us be aware of what BTN is and why this department was set up. Once we understand the original purposes of its existence and do a bit of study on how the department implements its course and curriculum contents we should see why BTN becomes a big and unrestrained issue of the day.

That is why I fail to understand why Nazri is so rude and uncivil in ridiculing Mahathir only now as the curriculum of BTN has been like what is now since its inception.

BUT to many others who know Nazri fairly well, say that Nazri is not serious in any name calling on Mahathir.

He is just making a personal political stunt to impress and amuse Najib and to tell the confused Prime Minister that he is around still brave and strong to defend him in any revolting challenges against him (Najib) in the future.

He chose to rebuke Mahathir as Mahathir is no more in power but repeatedly giving uncalled for comments on the present government.

To be precise, Nazri is like the Sanusi of Mahahir's administration.

BTN was formed with noble intentions. After Tun Abdul Razak took over from The Tunku after the '69 incident when New Economic Policy (NEP) was launched with the only intention of creating a national unity among Malaysian through multi-prong strategies among which was to uplift the Malays and the Bumiputra economic cake and so on and so forth (I have written at length in my early articles).

I personally participated in the courses and in those few courses that that I attended the content of the courses were proper.

The courses moderators had clear intentions and they did their job with full integrity and sincerity and the participants were taking and absorbing the courses with pride at the highest level.

BTN was purely in its intentions and was all for the support of the NEP. It was meant to train the Malays how to cope with the needs of the race to be of valuable of its existence:-
  1. To love the nation and its Constitutions.
  2. To tell the participants the importance of unity within the Malays in order to enhance the race to be a race this earns recognitions from other races. Parallel to that the participants were encouraged to co-exist in harmony with other races that are part and parcel of our Malaysian society.
  3. To train and guide the government servants to responsible implementers in order to achieve what NEP as planned.
  4. To prepare overseas bound student their mental alertness that they were sent abroad to study to return home as responsible citizen and to play viable role in the nation building. While studying abroad BTN trained them to behave and study hard and achieve excellence in life.

There were few other noble motives which I personally consider as a very good curriculum just fit for the Malays to achieve competitiveness with other brothers from other races.

To my simple mind it does not have any detrimental element and it was all done for the sake of expediting process of achieving national unity.

BTN believes that the earlier the Malays changed to be abreast with the need of time the earlier we can see what we intent to achieve would be realized; that is National Unity.

BUT human is human and politics is politics. BTN slowly but surely was made used by weak and irresponsible leaders within UMNO and the new guys in BTN were polluted by some leaders and this agency changed and never came back to why it was set up.

I have been writing endlessly that for a nation to survive well no leaders with personal problems and weaknesses should even have any intention to be leaders of this grand nation.

We have proven to the world that weak and ill-intended leaders would only bring disaster to the nation and contributes greatly to corruption and the erosion of institutions like judiciary and other enforcement institutions like what we are facing now.

In this issue BTN was greatly responsible for the split among leaders within UMNO. BUT BTN will never admit it. It's okay to me as long as they admit it quietly to themselves and hope they would live in repentance while waiting for the one way ticket to the next world.

No one can be trusted anymore and in this situation, it is only the unethical and distorted politicking that makes leaders survive…just for their personal selves and nothing for the people and the nation.

So sorry to ask; why is Nazri still there…I mean in the Cabinet?

I shall write this part of this article in a day or two. Just wait.


Thanks…………………………………………………………………………….Aspan Alias


A lettter to me....

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 10:04 PM PST

My Say:
The following letter was sent to several people, including me. It was sent to my email today - Dec 12, 2009.
Farouq Omaro to enquiries, editor, cchurch, jmositun, me, jeffreykitingan, sabahdap, sjdisimon
show details 1:21 PM (33 minutes ago)


Dear Sir,

I had on the 9th of December the opportunity to visit the MPH Bookstore at the Mid-Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. While browsing at the books there, one particular book caught my attention.

The title of the book is "Gerakan Orientalisme dan Kristianisasi" and was authored by Haji Nik Azran Muhamed and Haji Mohd Mahadi Hj Isa. The book was published by Hijjaz Records Publishing in May 2009. After going through the book, I have come to the conclusion that it is downright offensive and seditious.

On pages 163-182 of the book is a chapter entitled "Pengakuan Bekas Paderi Besar Sabah, Thomas Laiden". I believe this chapter is entirely fictional and is meant to insult the Christian faith as well as to incite Muslim hatred towards the Christian church, particularly the Roman Catholic church.

In other chapters the authors had come up with wild theories about the intentions of Christian groups around the world in giving aid to the needy. The authors have also referred to certain Christian organizations in Malaysia as "pertubuhan Kristianisasi".

As a concerned citizen myself, I would like to urge Christian leaders to call for a ban on the book as the book might cause Muslims to be unnecessarily suspicious of Christians. I also believe the book is highly seditious in nature.


Boss, got hammer ah?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 08:41 PM PST


There is something that tells me that this is going to be a good weekend. First, my family and I are in our new house away from landslide central. Second, I found that this place we've moved to has wi-fi right next to the pool! So I can actually surf, update, email. All while sipping an ice cold beer and enjoying the view of bikini.....errr.....okay let's keep our minds on this update. And third, I have some funnies to share with you.

I am sure that you know that my family and I were going through a house move last week. And if you've ever moved house before you will know what a traumatic experience it is. But there was one funny thing that happened last week. The team of 1 Indonesian and 1 Bangladeshi who delivered and fixed my daughter's wardrobe (one of those plywood jobs from one of those Expo Perabot places) asked me, "Eh! Boss ada hammer ka?" I laughed so hard I think I scared the Bangladeshi. You're from a furniture company. You're here to deliver and put together a wardrobe made of wood. And you don't have a hammer???!!!

Today's Star carries a couple of funnies which I thought I'd point out to you.

The first one is really quite hilarious. It's got Najib Razak, the PM talking through his.......errrr.......(okay la you add your own word here ya?)! The fler is telling bloggers to adopt a code of ethics which some US-based society has issued. Suddenly what those American flers say are soooo important issit? But remember ah. He's telling BLOGGERS to do this ya?

What are these rules?

Tell the truth! Be responsible! Be honest! Be fair when reporting and interpreting information! Never publish inaccurate information! Distinguish between advocacy, commentary and factual information! Admit mistakes and correct them promptly! Never plagiarise! Identify links and sources wherever possible! Do not pander to lurid curiousity! Disclose conflicts of interest, affiliations, activities and personal agendas! Abide by the same high standards to which they held others!


He's telling all that load of crock to BLOGGERS???!!! I feel like leaving him a less-than-polite message on his 1Malaysia blog. Hello, Mr. Prime Minister I think you should first make that speech to all the flers at the NST, Star, Utusan, RTM, TV3/7/8/9, Bernama and whatever else 'media' you and Umno and the cronies own. Come on la. Tell us to behave ourselves issit? How come you never say anything about this to your own flers? Or did you?

Hahahaha....you quite a funny fler la, Najib. Oh of course you're a politician. I almost forgot.

A couple of weeks ago our old pal, Nazri said that our taxi's were worse than our toilets. That was because tourists complain most about our taxi's. Even more than our dirty toilets which they just put down as due to our 3rd World mentality I suppose. And now our taxi drivers are proving once again that they are a force to be reckoned with. They want Nazri to apologise to them. The demand was made by Azmi Md Yatin, chairman of the Executive Taxi Owners Association of Malaysia. Wah! I didn't even know we had an association of executive taxi owners. And just what the fuck is an executive taxi??? And just read this quote which the Star attributed to this Azmi fler. "The statement by Nazri is extreme and we (taxi drivers) from the Klang Valley unequivocally agree that Nazri must apologise openly". Really ah? I'd like to hear Azmi even pronounce UNEQUIVOCALLY.

Anyway, the taxi flers are submitting a memorandom about this to no less than the Prime Minister AND the Deputy Prime Minister! And they are demanding Nazri relinquish his portfolio overseeing the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) and if Nazri doesn't do what they ask they say they would ask all taxi drivers from various taxi associations in the Klang Valley to meet the prime minister to resolve the matter.

Wah! This is Malaysian democracy at work man. You can question and demand anything one. Well, except maybe why someone paid RMthousands for outdated laptops computers. Where all the Petronas money went. How politicians can afford multi-million Ringgit mansions. Why properly elected representatives can be removed illegally. Why...well something better than nothing ma. Right?

NIAMAH!!!


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