- Here's Wishing You A Miserable New Year...
- So grow up, Najib! the former chief minister relates the pleasure of having sex with teenager, and so hard because she is so hot!
- POOR people below the law, RICH UMNO above THE ASSHOLES ARE DANCING WITH DACING
- France’s First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy – Latest Nude Pics vs why Mr Sarkozy ban the burqa from France?
- US Will Not Punish Malaysia Over J85-GE-21 Jet Engines Missing Blunder
- Ku Li dismisses KPIs as a waste of time
- Remembering Rajan Rishyakaran
- The Great RPK "Mahn-mahn" hunt
- The Price of Being Born Muslim
- RTM DG Dares Penang CM To Make Police Report
- Pete this Musa Hassan doggie can’t find shit even if you are to led by his noses to it.
- Thank god! Poll shows only the paid Umno delegates backing for Najib’’s”Father of All Racism, Corruptions,”All Cronyism
- Which is More Effective?
- PM DATUK SERI NAJIB A FAVOURITE AMONG UMNO MEMBERS BY POLLING 93%
- Bapa Ronnie Liu Penyokong dan Pengundi PAS di Pahang Hasil dari kempen beberapa kepimpinan PAS di Sleangor, maka nama
- PM DATUK SERI NAJIB - NO NEED OF A ROYAL COMMISSION ON TUN DR MAHATHIR AS CLAIMED BY LIM KIT SIANG
- Japanese Researchers Develop See-Through Goldfish.
- Sick Kelantan Sultan Controversal Romance In A Hospital In Singapore
- Delay Not The Inevictable
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:25 PM PST
If you're one of the plethora of corrupt politicians, I wish you have a miserable year getting bribes and kickbacks.
If you're one of these corrupt politicians, I can only dream that you're caught on tape doing one of your dastardly misdeeds.
If you're a political insider who has always greased the wheels of cronyism and nepotism, I wish you a truly horrible year for your political fortunes.
If you are one of those politicians who has been obsessed with lining your own pockets and doling out the public's wealth for your own family and relatives, I wish you a horrible year politically.
And for those of you who have also been peddlers of racist propaganda to promote your pathetically shallow, narrow-minded, and disgustingly divisive communalism, I wish you fail miserably in 2010.
Indeed, for those who have exploited religion and used it as a weapon to abuse, mistreat, and violate the rights of others, I wish you have a painful process of coming to your senses and recanting on your misdeeds.
In this similar vein, for those of you who continue to indulge in spewing poisonous venom in order to divide and misguide the public, while adding to the suffering of the people, I wish you have a truly horrendous time doing do in the coming year.
May the public servants who abuse their position of authority, commit crimes of violence and torture against civilians and abuse the human rights of others themselves be inflicted with a torturous feeling of guilt and the pain of a tormented conscience.
For those who have abused the public trust by bleeding the country's rich resources and ruined the well-being of the nation, I hope you get your just desert and find yourself sitting in prison.
Am I hopeful that our political system, for what it is, can help make my above wishes come true?
Well, let me put it this way: I may be an optimist but I'm no idiot.
And to the rest of you who do not fit the profile of the pathetic politicians and so-called public servants above, may you have a peachy new year - may your yin and yang be in total harmony.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:59 PM PST
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 11:49 AM PST
POOR people is below the law, RICH UMNO above itIf you were to drink and drive on New Year's eve – or on any other day, for that matter – (not that you're silly enough to drink and drive, of course) and were stopped by a cop, you'd likely face a stiff fine up to Rs 5,000 and a possible night in jail. Compare this with the case of former chief minister sexually molested and raped her a 14-year-old girl,. Her family was persecuted by members of the umno police; herfriens had 11 false cases made against them, and the family eventually had to leave the state. Almost 20 years later, the perpetrator of this crime gets a chairman of felcra
The reason given for this gross travesty of justice is that the An uproar has been created in the media and in Parliament by the but lim guan eng has to go jail case. But like so many other cause celebres will this too prove to be a nine-day-horror, soon wiped out from public memory by a more topical scandal, a more recent and more gory crime?Once again, chief minster case exposes the glaring anomalies and shortcomings of our outdated, overburdened and severely flawed legal system. Even when the perpetrator free after he committed his criminal act – the punishment rarely fits the crime. The rich or the powerful – like Rathore with his top cop connections – get off lightly; common citizens bear the full brunt of a legal system seemingly skewed against their favour.There has been much talk of a judicial review, of making our judiciary more accessible to public scrutiny. The Ruchika case is a challenge. A challenge for all those concerned about the deep-seated malaise in our system of jurisprudence, which not only allows but promotes repeated miscarriages of justice, to seek not only a more fitting punishment for chief minister but also to raise fundamental questions regarding the many weaknesses and perversities in the laws of our land. And, indeed, in many members of our judiciary, which presides over and interprets those laws. Judges have been asked to declare their assets. And the definition of the assets they declare might be expanded to include their IQs. Otherwise, the public at large – shocked by cases like that of chief minister – might perforce deem the law to be not only an ass but a criminally culpable one at that.In the meanwhile, don't drink and drive on New Year's eve, or any other time (not that you would; you're far too sensible and law-abiding for that) or you may face the full force and fury of the law. Unlike chief minister who seems to be above, or beyond, it.
Never forgetting we all have to face the ultimate judge when we leave this world.
Meanwhile back on the ranch, what the surat layang has done much to restore the flagging spirit and eroding faith in the system. The few good men have stood up (and out) for integrity. Bless them. There is yet light at the end of the tunnel.
Without mincing his words, political analyst Abdul Aziz Bari likened those who hold the reins of power in Malaysia to a bunch of 'thugs'.
According to him, these individuals do as they please without proper regard for the law of the land and the percepts laid down in the federal constitution.
"We are like Zimbabwe, just with another name!" stressed the law expert.
Zimbabwe under President Robert Mugabe has earned international infamy over it's questionable policies and use of the legal system and laws to prop up the government.
Elaborating, Abdul Aziz said: "I don't know how else to call them, sometimes we need to call a spade, a spade. What we have is a state of lawlessness, it's like the law of the jungle."RELATED POSTRosmah has no time to entertain 'wild allegations' ALL SET JUDGES IN PLACE the untouchable beautifully beastifull rosamah sent Anwar Ibrahim to jail
He pointed to the recent overturning of the high court decision regarding the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency's (MACC) right to interrogate beyond office hours as a glaring example. READMORECLICK HERE RECYCLE Deja vu in sodomy charge ASSHOLE LESLIE LAU IF YOU HAVE GONE THRU WHAT ANWAR WENT THRU YOU WILL BE SELLING YOUR ASSHOLE WHOLESELL
"It is painful to hear the court of appeal decision. They are using the provision to overrule the high court, saying it is silent on the matter," he told Malaysiakini. READMORE CLICK HERE Judiciary takes its cue from government'RELATED POSTPART 1 Najib to anwar you are finish "The judge tried to buttress the evidence.SHAFEE ABDULLAH: FIXING ANWAR IBRAHIMAccording to the UIA law professor, the court of appeal's recent decision "is a lame decision and in itself a failure to carry out the court's role, namely to fill the gap left by parliament in the statute." Abdul Aziz is adamant that "the high court decision is to be preferred as it is closer to justice and the spirit of the constitution."It is for the court to fill the gap by making a decision that is closer to fairness and justice," he added, though he bemoaned that in Malaysia, "the judiciary takes its cue from the government."
"When you have a judiciary like what we have, what can we do? In normal circumstances you go to court to compel the parties who refuse to do its legal duty to do it. But not in our case," he said.
What is worse, according to Abdul Aziz, Barisan Nasional is "undermining or simply could not care less about the constitution."
"BN has demonstrated complete disregard for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution, either the letter or the spirit of it," he said.
Abdul Aziz contends that the Reid Commission's original intent was to propagate federalism, this he said permeates through the entirety of the constitution with the express delineation of powers to the state and the federal government.
On a micro scale, he added, this framework of federalism included the issue of the petroleum royalties and funding for states.
Umno warlords stumbling block to change
Abdul Aziz believes that the BN government is clearly going against the constitution when it set up the JPP (Federal Development Department) which is ultra vires of the defined rights of the states.
He explained that the state has rights to certain grants and funding the federal government sans such 'intermediaries'.
The use of the Emergency Ordinance to define territorial waters in the Kelantan oil royalty issue, he said, is another example of the BN government's disregard for the law.
"Why not refer to the Petroleum Act or the Law of The Sea?" he asked.
In a similar vein, he also criticised the federal government's 'play acting' in making much ado when giving assistance and aid during natural disasters to opposition held states,
"Why the furore, it is their duty anyway, as described in the constitution," he said.
According to Abdul Aziz, this rot of lawlessness goes right down to BN's core which is Umno.READ MORE CLICK HERELooking back, we can see how. When we drove in PROTON listened to a tinny two-in-one while slurping two minute noodles and discussing NAJIBROSSY's latest escapade, we were being shaped ever so imperceptibly.
He is of the opinion that the Umno warlords cannot be reformed and as long as they exists, Umno cannot be reformed.
"They simply don't want to do it," he said.
It really takes a great person to dare come forward and be the whistleblower on all the abuses and corruption by the powers that be. These kind of Malaysians are indeed rare and not only deserve our respect and admiration but also our law makers' assurance and pledge to do their utmost to protect them. What say you PR MPs and BN MPs with conscience? The rakyat is waiting for your assurances and pledge to protect the whistleblowers or potential whistleblowers waiting to blow the lid off the corrupt officials.
These corrupted bastards ought to be taught the right lessons( of lifetime).
This can happen only if Pakatan Rakyat comes to power and reopen the cases.
I know the UMNO (united morons' national org) e-troopers here
They can shoot so many messengers but they can't shoot all of them. The truth will out sooner or later. Reminds me of the wise saying of cutting some skin off one part of the body to patch another. There is so much you can cut, but when every bit has been cut you're left exposed. That day may be just round the corner
Justice Delayed. That's what those walking the corridor of power care. They still walk free after the final truth emerge. Afterall they have enjoyed that few extra years of good life in politics.
Can a thief plead as defence that somebody else steals more and that his victim still has his shirts? Have you read the Unholy TrinityIn the late 90s, the Director-General of the EPU was "caught" with a rather large bundle of cash in his office drawer by the ACA. Again, Mamakthir said "no" to the proposed prosecution.What would be different if the MACC had been in place at those times ?He also acknowledged that Bank Negara had traded foreign currencies and lost money, but he denied that it was in the amount Wain imputed. MAYBE WE MUST GRILL NOOR MOHAMED
READ MORE CLICK THISif you need change your black money to white call NOOR MOHAMED MONEY CHANGER MASJID INDIA INC.
What we want is JUSTICE
Since they are the top arsehole, you can touch them. The only way is we need a good sniper like in the movie called 'The Shooter' to clean them up. Then only justice will prevail… otherwise, they will be on the walk again… collaborate with MACC & the police… corruption will re-surface again and again.
To those b*stards who caused TBH death … justice will not be denied, bcos at his funeral, he had a "red hearse". Red is the colour of vengence, so be afraid, be very afraid
With the publishing of the letter detailing accusations against the TP of MACC selangor, I hope that the one day for justice to Beng Hock will come sooner rather than later.
Malaysian laws work like this – the whistleblowers are the BAD guys. And bad guys must be eliminated because they all expose the evil-doing and coruupt practices of the Government. The persons named in the complaint are all the GOOD guys. And the good guys must be protected at all costs because the Government may fall if their evil and corrption are revealed for public knowledge. This is how it works in Malaysia. Welcome to this beautiful country.
the tactic to take now is as they say, hit and snipe, take potshots and keep on chipping at their foundation, until the ultimate collapse of the current system. We will have to do what the vietcong did against the mighty forces of the US i.e. gorilla warfare. The only difference being, in this War, it is the RAKYAT against EVIL.
I coin the political system under the present government as a quasi democratic state with a communist system. As Rakyat we cannot beat them but they can do whatever they like including license to kill. The only way to liberate Malaysia from this aberration is the vote them out. For Pete sake & our sake remember what you need to do come GE13.
You see Pete, there are many brave men in our Country, we are also as Brave as you, the difference is you Roar in loudness in the Sky, whereas we only roar in Silent,we just cannot roar as what you did, you are not only Brave infront of All men, but also in Detention! And the authorities knew, they just cannot stopped you from doing what you think deem fit,and morever they need you to speak out, if we are brave enough to speak up like you, we will be death, not you, they want to keep you alive, you are their Assets, and if they allow everyone to act like you, you will not be 'The King of the Bloggers' and may be I will be 'Emperor of the world of Bloggers',and I always dream of that, may be, may be, may be one day when I migrate to the 'Kingdom of Apes', than I dare to speak aloud, because they dont understand what I am talking!
f only Malaysians can defend justice as 'ferociously' as they had defended their religion, race and so-called special rights…
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written by shamadz72, August 21, 2009 19:13:49
That is why I proposed PR state government to follow Penang state government action of giving rewards to whistleblower involving government dealing or corruption, where the rewards can probably range from RM10k up to RM500k (or state pension), depend on the severity of the case exposed and the greater risk taken by the whistleblower. This will ensure that the whistleblower and its family welfare is taken care of by the state in case they lose their job for exposing the wrong doing.
The bottom line is, most people will think of the welfare of their 'periuk nasi' and their family first. That is human nature. So if they know that they have nothing to lose by exposing the wrong doing, then only you will start seeing people coming up openly and that is the time when shit started to hit the fan and you guess is as good as mine, whose shit is that
As long as you are in the corridors of power in Malaysia you are untouchable by law, even if the truth surfaces.
This can only be changed if the judiciary is independent. Independence of the judiciary or the press will never happen under this government.
So lets not worry about PKR not capable of ruling because BN is destroying this country. Anyone who still supports BN are blinded by BN propaganda and scare tactics.
Underground is the only way to topple these peopl
They searched high and low for this judge (it could only have been a judge who wrote that letter since so much 'intimate' details that only a judge would know were in that letter). Dato' Ramli Yusuff (now himself in trouble) was put in charge of the case and eventually he managed to trace the letter to Justice Syed Idid. Justice Syed Idid had in fact camouflaged his writing by using 'bazaar' language but the police still managed to trace the letter to his desk. They confiscated his computer and proved that the letter had been written on his machine.
On 1 July 1996, Justice Syed Idid was forced to resign. Nothing happened to those judges he accused. More than a decade later, the 'Lingam Tapes' surfaced to support what Justice Syed Idid had written in that letter. But, still, no action was taken against those corrupt judges, until today.
Can you see the dilemma that government officers or whistleblowers face? If you point a finger at those who walk in the corridors of power or serve those who walk in the corridors of power it is you who will get into trouble, not those people you accuse.
UNFORTUNATELY, IN BOLEHLAND, ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG WHILE THE CROOKED AND CORRUPTED LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
What were done became the truth. When the truth reveals, the bad guys would have to pay for the price.
The mystery letter is a good example of God's work. Honest people can't stand the dishonest ones anymore
Pete – Here is a strategy which we can use to achieve better results and responses from the actions of the brave whistleblowers.
The best way is for more whistleblowers to come forward to reveal the truth. It will be easy for the PDRM/MACC/UMNO thugs to deal with one whistleblower. But if there are many, say 10 in Teoh's case, it will be a different matter. It would be impossible for the UMNO thugs and their police/MACC pariah dogs to track and put down the whistleblowers if there are one or two anonymous letters coming out every week or, better still, every other day. Furthermore, when they are many letters, there would be greater credibility accorded to those letters even if they are anonymous. The Rakyat, including die-hard but decent UMNO supporters, themselves will be inclined to trust the contents of the anonymous letters if there are numerous, each one supporting another or revealing additional information. The whistleblowers do not have to work in cohort or know each other to reveal the truth anonymously. They should just act on their own. Let us therefore encourage more whistleblowers to come forward to reveal the truth. They should be anonymous. We can start a fund (I am ready to contribute) to support them and their families in case they are found and unjustly penalised by the rogue UMNO govt and its police and MACC pariah dogs for telling the truth. Instead of a group of say 5 people collectively writing one anonymous letter, they should write 5 separate anonymous letters and release them every other day. This strategy will work and will be effective . They will keep the issues alive. They will hit the headlines at least on the Web
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:36 PM PST
It's always struck me that French President Nicolas Sarkozy knew what he was getting into when he married Carla Bruni. It is either pure stupidity or blind lust. There's something almost admirable about Carla's refusal to be embarrassed by her extensive sexual past, and her two decades of bohemian life. Carla never lied about who she was or what she did – and I, for one, appreciate that. She understands that once a whore, always a whore. Just that there higher level and lower whores. The highest level ones go with Presidents and Prime Ministers.
When she was a model, Carla posed nude many, many times. And before she even met Sarkozy, she had a relationship with a married man, Raphael Enthoven. When they broke up, apparently Raphael still had many photographs and videos of Carla – many of them nudes, or perhaps even a few sex tapes. What to do with a sex tape of yourself with an ex? Raphael decided to hand these items over to his brother, Julien. He must have announced to the world when he did this.
Julien's Paris apartment was just burgled – and the thieves got away with the photographs and the sex tapes. Police are investigating, but people feel strongly that sometime soon, a Carla Bruni sex tape will be leaked. It is strange that the burglar only interest is the sex items, and even stranger that the burglar knew the tape is with Julien.
WHY MR SARKOZY BAN THE BURQA FROM FRANCE?HE WANT THE MUSLIM GIRLS TO BE LIKEYASMINE LATIFFE (29-YEAR-OLD BORN IN PARIS, FRANCE) IS A FRENCH ACTRESS
DON'T BAN THE BURQA, QUESTION ITNIKHAT KAZMI
SHOULD MR SARKOZY BAN THE BURQA FROM FRANCE? DEFINITELY NOT. BECAUSE BANS ARE UNDEMOCRATIC AND AN UNQUALIFIED ATTACK ON INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM. SHOULD WE HOWEVER USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION THE EFFICACY OF THE BURQA, THE CHADOR, THE VEIL OR WHAT YOU WILL? DEFINITELY YES. SPECIALLY SINCE THE BURQA ISN'T JUST ANOTHER PIECE OF CLOTH BUT HAS A LOT OF IDEOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL CONNOTATIONS TO IT. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS TERMED IT A SYMBOL OF SUBSERVIENCE WHICH HAS NO PLACE IN A SECULAR STATE.
YASMINE LATIFFE WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW SHE IS NOT WEARING ANY PANTIES. HERE ISYASMINE LATIFFEAT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. YASMIN GIVES EVERYONE A LOOK AT HER GROWLER SPREADING HER DRESS LIKE A PAIR OF CURTAINS… ITS A GOOD THING SHE DIDNT SPREAD HER BEEF CURTAINS IN THE SAME WAY. I'D SAY THAT FRENCHACTRESS YASMIN LATIFFE MOST DEFINITELY GAVE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS THISUPSKIRT ON PURPOSE. SEE HOW SHE CAREFULLY PULLS HER DRESS AWAY TO FRAME HER CROTCH JUST SO? THOSE FRENCH CHICKS REALLY KNOW HOW TO DO AN UPSKIRT. FLASHING YOUR GOODIES UGLIES ON THE RED CARPET IS A MAJOR NO NO, BUT WOULD WE REALLY EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM FRENCH "ACTRESS" YASMINE LAFITTE? WE MIGHT BE MORE FORGIVING IF THIS WAS AN ACCIDENTAL FLASH, BUT THE SMILE ON YASMINE'S FACE (NOT TO MENTION THE LACK OF UNDIES IN A OPEN FRONT DRESS!) JUST MAKES US, WELL, A LITTLE SICK. AND THEY SAY AMERICANS ARE TACKY! I AM SO SICK I WANT TO PAY THIS SKANK A VISIT AND STRAIGHTEN HER OUT. HERE ARE THE PICS OF YASMINE PANTYLESS UPSKIRT WHILE SHE FLASHES HER BUSH. CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 08:01 AM PST
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
The United States is not expected to punish Malaysia over the F5 jet components-for-sale racket.
Local defence industry sources told The Malay Mail it was unlikely the US would impose any action against Malaysia as the sale of the components was done illegally.
OLD BUT WORTHY: This RMAF Tigereye reconnaissance plane was put on show at Lima 2009
Two J85-GE-21 jet engines that power the F-5 fighters were stolen from two Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) facilities in 2007 while some components from the same planes were also unaccounted for.
"It is not as if the Malaysian government had sanctioned the deal. We may be told through diplomatic channels to tighten up security at our military facilities but it is unlikely that it will effect ties between our countries," a source said.
Furthermore, the items stolen were considered old technology and did not involve weapons.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday the report on the stolen F5 components, including the two J85-GE-21 engines, would be forwarded to the US.
It would be handed to the US authorities through the Malaysian ambassador to the US, Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis.
The two jet engines were reportedly stolen in June and November, 2007. The theft of the engines and and other components from the jets, worth millions of ringgit, were discovered in late 2007, following an internal audit carried out by the RMAF top brass. However, the air force only made a police report on this in August last year.
The Malay Mail had reported that some personnel implicated in the F5 jet components for sale racket had allegedly accepted RM200 "to look the other way" when the components were taken out from the Sungai Besi air base.
The personnel were bribed by a man working for a local aviation company, described as the mastermind of the racket.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.
It was believed that RMAF personnel working with the mastermind had sent the engines and other components to a neighbouring country by declaring that the equipment needed to be repaired abroad.
Once the components arrived in the neighbouring country, they were sold to international arms dealers by the mastermind's accomplice.
RMAF began operating the F5s in 1974. In 1999, the air force replaced the aircraft with MiG-29N and F/A-18D jets. However in 2003, the F5s, then aged 29 years in the RMAF inventory, were re-activated as training and reconnaissance aircraft to meet current needs.
At least seven F5s remain in service, three single-seat F5E Tiger II fighters, two RF-5E Tigereye reconnaissance planes and two twin-seater F5F trainers.
Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 08:01 AM PST
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:13 AM PST
I just found out I lost one of my best friends. I'm still in shock, I haven't updated this place in over a year, and I'm using a weird Belgian keyboard with a funny layout, so this will not be one of my finer moments. But man, what a loss.
I think I first encountered Rajan Rishyakaran five years ago, when someone tried to impersonate him on Wikipedia -- there aren't many Malaysians on Wikipedia, so I naturally noticed. He was the first libertarian Malaysian I've ever encountered -- and although the term "libertarian" can encompass anything from anarchism to American conservatism (neither of which would accurately describe our views), he and I were virtually like peas in a pod as far as our politics went. I think the first thing I ever said to him (online) was a suggestion that we one day form a Malaysian Libertarian Party.
But unlike another good friend of ours, Hafiz (who wrote a great obit), I don't want to play up the political angle here, as unavoidable as it is. I think the three of us were for a long while the most prolific libertarian writers in the Malaysian blogosphere, perhaps the only ones. But Rajan and I connected on more than politics.
Another good friend, Nat Tan, remembers that I would skip out on our various get-rich-quick schemes to go to the cinema with Rajan. We both had a quirky sense of humour that I guess isn't that common. I think our sensitive sides connected too, because there were times when we'd say "Screw it," and catch a chick flick at 1U.
(The last time we ever communicated was in a threeway exchange on Twitter with Soon Li Tsin about how terrible 1U is -- and yet how much I love it. I love it because of all the memories I have there with people like Rajan -- but I never did get to tell him so.)
I can't remember if I caught up with Rajan this summer -- maybe we managed to get in a game of poker at Nat's very early on, but I don't think we hung out since then. I wanted to meet up with him in Singapore, but things just didn't work out.
As my mother can probably tell you, it's not easy to drag me to a church service. I think organised religion and I don't get along that well, even though in terms of beliefs and faith, I am like Rajan a rather conservative Christian. Last summer though, I followed Rajan to a service at his church in Singapore.
There aren't enough people like Rajan in the world. Two of Rajan's dreams were to set up a liberal arts college in Southeast Asia, and to fix the d***ed urban planning around the Klang Valley. It was always great fun talking with him, whether about politics or girls, and I will miss him so much. God took you home too soon, friend.
There will be a memorial service tomorrow in Shah Alam. I will be nearing the end of my Christmas break in Europe, and so cannot attend, but I hope if you will be there, you can tell his folks that I will keep him and them in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 09:00 AM PST
PETALING JAYA: The person or organisation sponsoring Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin's stay in London is "somebody that he constantly supports in his articles", said Umno supreme council member Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad.
He alleged that the reason for sponsoring Raja Petra – commonly known as RPK – was due to him being "special" to the particular individual or group.
"How can a bankrupt man afford to stay in a luxury apartment and use a foreign passport?
"He is obviously financed by someone and I am wondering if other bloggers are being sponsored as well," said Dr Abdul Latif yesterday.
He was commenting on Raja Petra who is suspected to have exited Malaysia using a foreign passport.
It was recently reported that he is currently holed up at the posh Trinity Court Apartments in Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater in London.
Dr Abdul Latif also likened Raja Petra's escape from Malaysia to a Hollywood spy movie, in which passports were given to secret agents in order for them to hide out in other countries.
(read the rest of this dude's crappy neo-spy-novel conspiracy theory here)
Wow...sounds like this Datuk Dr Latiff has better intelligence (no punny references to mental ability intended here) than our world-renowned PDRM SB! From the confidence he shows in exerting his views about RPK's whereabouts, how he got out of the country, who's sponsoring him, etc, Latiff seems to be privy to information that even our super snoops in SB are not sure of. I mean, if even ordinary citizens like Utusan journos and Latiff knows where and how RPK escaped, surely there's no problem for our cops to get him, right? So what's all this nonsense from Musa Hasan about pleading to Interpol and London for help? It's just pure poppycock!
How difficult can it be to find a fat foreign dude in London, what with his Muslim name and pictures and sensational news about him all over the internet and a KNOWN ADDRESS?
Since this is all open knowledge – RPK's mode of escape being completely exposed by Utusan and an UMNO member – really: what's the problem with bringing him in? Surely our cops can't be THAT incompetent? All they need to do is contact the London Met, ask them nicely to go to Trinity Court and put the guy in cuffs. No investigation necessary what! And the Met would also get to bust one more illegal passport cum international criminal fugitive, so that's really good press for them – what an incentive!
But our police here talking like it's so damn hard. Got to ask la, request la, etc.
Hello! Scotland Yard and Interpol are two of the most respected police bodies in the world. They don't screw around, nor are they beholden to political masters like our boys in blue here. If they're tasked to be on a job, you can be sure that they'll do their damndest to finish it properly!
And what's all this nonsense about RPK using a fake passport to flee the country? HELLO! It's not like RPK is so anonymous that he can saunter into KLIA past hundreds of cops, airport security, airport and immigration staff, CCTVs etc and fly off into oblivion! Well, there's also the theory that he smuggled himself into Thailand then flew off there...That's more plausible, all RPK would need is one helluva good fake passport. But like I said earlier, it's not likely that a well-known fugitive can remain so anonymous!
What we have here really sounds like intensive myth-building. An elaborate sandiwara played out between the powers-that-be and RPK. I don't believe for a moment that the cops don't know where RPK is because the Malaysian SB is world-renowned as one of the best spy agencies in the world. And if the cops know where he is, you can be sure that the powers-that-be do too.
What I think is really happening is that RPK and the powers-that-be have each other by the balls. Why?
If the cops grab RPK now, he will have to face his multiple existing criminal charges and civil suits PLUS additional charges of evading arrest, illegally leaving the country, contempt of court, etc for which he will be most definitely convicted.
If the powers-that-be continue to persecute him, RPK gets to go to court with more of his sensational revelations made public in the MSM, AND he gets elevated to hero-martyr status. This will galvanise the electorate against the present powers-that-be.
So...given this scenario the question is, who's got more to lose?
Well, from the govt's reluctance to bring RPK in, it looks like RPK has the upper hand. But if that is so, the cops cannot justify doing nothing about the Malaysia's most famous fugitive. Especially since he's very obviously alive and kicking and still very much in the limelight on Malaysia Today!
Thus, the need for this elaborate melodrama about how difficult it is to find RPK, how his political connections can fund his luxurious fugitive lifestyle, and other myths designed to disguise the cops' "mahn-mahn lai" attitude towards catching RPK.
So to me, this whole thing is a hoax - nothing more than an elaborate smokescreen raised to hide the game of "political chicken" that's going on behind the scenes. We'll just have to see who blinks first.
Which leads us to the next question – just what cards do RPK hold to make the powers-that-be so afraid that they don't dare lay their hands on him?Mahn-mahn lai...surely there's more melodrama coming our way soon!
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 08:00 AM PST
By TARIQ AHMAD
I am by no means an expert on the topic of Islam or Muslims. However, by accident of birth, being Muslim was thrust upon me.
My chances going in were not too bad — about a quarter of the world's population is Muslim. I live with the title and try to make sense of the daily newsworthy events that keep my people in the news.
It was not until the fourth grade that I even knew I was Muslim. I was in grade school in Karachi, Pakistan, checking out a library book — an illustrated Bible — when my friend pointed out to me that I had picked the "wrong" book.
He appeared to be a little upset by my choice, as did some of the other kids. Any deviations from the norm, I concluded, would raise unnecessary alarm. My friend, since then, has become a militant atheist, but that is a story for another time.
I continued along a peaceful yet godless path until 8th grade when another friend confronted me with a deep philosophical question: Was I a Sunni or a Shiite?
Being Muslim, it appeared was not really as simple as I had thought — I would need to make some difficult choices. My friend gave me a well rehearsed summary of the pros of cons of each group (heavily biased in favor of being Shiite, of course, because he was one) and provided me with the choice.
At last, I could exercise my free will! I decided to be Shiite until my grandmother stepped in after a week and in a matter-of-fact manner said that I was a Sunni, not a Shiite, and these things "cannot be changed."
Many more years of peaceful indifference toward religious matters passed and I ended up a freshman at New York University. It was then that the conflicts associated with being Muslim came to light.
My suite-mate hypothesized, a week into living together, that the college must have been trying to do an experiment on me by making me live with a Jew, a Hindu and a Catholic. Muslims, it appeared, had a lot of enemies and, for the first time, being one appeared to have more to do with the conflicts rather than any particular philosophical doctrine.
The few Islamic Center meetings I attended at college would invariably extend into speeches about the Palestinian conflict, the Kashmir conflict, the Chechnya conflict, the Bosnian conflict. Somewhat dispassionate about such issues, I chose to define myself as an undefined creature with no real place in society — the secular Muslim.
Since 9/11 the nature of the dialogue has changed quite a bit. I experienced the strong backlash against Muslims. Medical school interviews in the weeks after 9/11 were uncomfortable and borderline racist. Even my closest friends appear to place me on the wrong side of a line of "danger." Everyone is more aware of the fact that I have a Muslim name. The more cultured among them show a genuine curiosity about "our kind." Others mask their fear with jokes and frustrated questions along the lines of: "Why every time a bomb goes off, a Muslim person is behind it?" Yet others try to be unnaturally polite, likely suppressing undesirable emotions.
But with this increased awareness of the Muslim, there is a lack of appreciation of the nuances within our group. The reality is that many Muslims are secular. We do not pray five times a day, do not read the Koran and have not spent much time inside a mosque. We only turn to Islam when a child is born, someone gets married or someone dies.
We certainly have no interest in participating in civilizational battles. We are, in fact, loathed by the religious minority. And yet we have no clear voice, no representation and no one in the Western world appears to be aware of our existence. Every time a terrorist attack occurs, we suffer the most.
We are trying to succeed in life, trying to be effective doctors, lawyers, business people, artists and other kinds of professionals, and it hurts us, not the jihadists, when society keeps us at more and more of a safe distance "just in case."
To defeat the threat of radical Islam, I suggest that the answer lies among the people who are the least Muslim.
It is only the secular forces within Islam that can subdue the screams of radicalism. We are united by a lack of indoctrination, a belief in personal freedom and a similar accident of birth and we must unite to properly forge a positive and progressive future for Muslims worldwide.
Tariq Ahmad is a doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.Posted in Alternatives, Politics Tagged: Anak Sarawak Bangsa Malaysia, Muslim, Save Sarawak
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 05:36 AM PST
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:30 AM PST
Radio Television Malaysia director-general Datuk Ibrahim Yahya is playing down a threat to send him to prison for his comments in his blog, Dunia Tiger.
Ibrahim, popularly known in media circles by his nickname "Tiger", told The Malay Mail this morning that he would not act on the threat.
Ibrahim Yahya Who Paid By Rakyat Taxes But Plays Politic
"I will leave it at that for the moment... I do not wish to speak more on the matter," he said.
Asked if he had lodged a police report, the former chief news editor of Berita Harian said he has no intention to do so and would confine his comments to his posting.
"Everything is there in my blog," he said.
I dare this Government officer to step down and play active politic..BukittunggalIbrahim wrote in his posting on Dec 26 that someone had threatened to send him to prison for the rest of his natural life for his comments on DAP in his blog.
It is believed the threat came as a reaction to two recent postings, "Kerana Mulut Badan Binasa" on Dec 25 about Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's claim that Teoh Beng Hock had been murdered and "DAP Semakin Galak Serang Melayu" a day earlier.
Responding to the threat, Ibrahim fired back in his blog that he was prepared to go to jail to defend his rights and the special place of the Malays in this country.
Defending his comments on Lim Guan Eng and the DAP, Ibrahim said he was not a racist for merely defending the rights of the Malays.
Excerpts of the threats, reproduced in his blog, warned Ibrahim not to use RTM for his own agenda and to be fair in his news broadcasts.
Lim is under police investigation for sedition over remarks he made on Teoh's death.
Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:33 AM PST
MACC, AG and PDRM. The most UNHOLY TRINITY known to mankind. And it can only happen in Malaysia. Their trademarks -
I have reasonable grounds to believe that the second Statutory Declaration dated 04.07.2008 is suspicious on the face of it. I strongly believe person and/or persons have induced, threatened and caused the production of the 04.07.2008 Statutory Declaration by unlawful conduct.
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
There appears to be a lot of noise in the mainstream media lately about whether I am still in Malaysia, if not then how did I get out and if I got out then where can I be, which passport did I use to get out of Malaysia and which passport did I use to get into the other country if I really did get out of Malaysia, and so on.
I think the above is just too complicating for the Malaysian police to solve. Solving the above would involve using your brain and this is certainly beyond the capabilities of the Malaysian police. As part of my community service to the Malaysian police, I am going to offer them a simpler problem to solve.
The police report below was made by Americk Sidhu, PI Bala's lawyer, on 8 July 2008. That was about one-and-a-half years ago. I think one-and-a-half years is enough time even for the most stupid police force in the world and the Malaysian police force is certainly far from being the most stupid.
So, instead of trying to solve the problem of RPK, why not the Malaysian police and the IGP please tell us what happened to the investigation on the police report Americk made way back in July 2008.
Or did they just ignore Americk's police report and threw it into the dustbin? The normal procedure would be they would call you to take your statement after you make a police report but Americk was never summoned in all that time. This gives an impression they are not pursuing the matter.
So what is all this talk about the MACC wanting to interview Bala but that he must first send them an official letter? Americk's police report is more than just an official letter. It is stronger than an official letter.
Aiyah, MACC and PDRM very hau siau one lah! Full of bullshit! No need to worry about RPK. He is safe and happy. Get cracking on the very old police report below. We will give you 14 days to come out with your statement on what happened.
AMERICK SINGH SIDHU'S POLICE REPORT OF 8 JULY 2008
I, AMERICK SINGH SIDHU NRIC NO 561129-71-5251 hereby lodge the following complaint :
(1) I am practising as an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia.
(2) I was instructed by one Mr Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal (NRIC NO 600928-08-6235) in respect of documenting the facts and circumstances involving him in the Altantunya matter.
(3) This led to the affirmation of a Statutory Declaration by Mr. Balasubramaniam on 01.07.2008 . The affirmation of the said Statutory Declaration was done in my presence and I have personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances leading to the production and affirmation of the said Statutory Declaration dated 01.07.2008.
(4) Mr Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal held a Press Conference on the 04.07.2008. I am informed by media reports that another Statutory Declaration affirmed by Mr. Balasubramaniam and dated 04.07.2008 was made public on that day. The contents of the said 04.07.2008 Statutory Declaration suggests that the earlier Statutory Declaration dated 01.07.2008 was made ' under duress '.
(5) I acted in good faith in documenting the facts that led to the production and affirmation of the Statutory Declaration dated 01.07.2008 and I am satisfied it was made voluntarily and without any duress whatsoever.
(6) By reason of the matters stated above, I have reasonable grounds to believe that the second Statutory Declaration dated 04.07.2008 is suspicious on the face of it. The said document's contents amount to criminal defamation of my character both personal and professional. I strongly believe person and/or persons have induced, threatened and caused the production of the 04.07.2008 Statutory Declaration by unlawful conduct.
(7) I request that an investigation be carried out to ascertain the person and or persons who unlawfully caused the said Mr Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal to state that the earlier Statutory Declaration dated 01.07.2008, which was made in my presence, was made under duress. I believe the offence of criminal conspiracy to cause criminal defamation would have been committed by this and/or these persons.
Dated this 8th day of July 2008
From: Americk Sidhu
Dear En. Abdul Rahman,
Further to my email of the 4 December 2009, and to the subsequent telephone conversation between us on the 8 December 2009, I would be most obliged to receive a response to my offer of assistance in arranging an interview with my client Mr.P. Balasubramaniam.
As you obviously have my mobile number, please feel free to contact me at any time to make the necessary arrangements.
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Americk Sidhu wrote:
Dear En. Abdul Rahman,
Re: Report lodged by Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin in relation to the recent disclosure by Balasubramaniam.
With reference to the above matter, I wish to inform you that I am counsel representing Mr. Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal.
I have been made to understand that you are desirous of interviewing Mr. Balasubramaniam in connection with the report lodged with your commission by En. Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin on the 3rd December 2009.
In this respect I have been instructed to inform you that Mr. Balasubramaniam is prepared to assist you in your investigations and is further prepared to be interviewed by your goodself, with conditions as follows:
1. That the interview be conducted in either Singapore or London.
2. That the time and date of the interview be mutually agreed upon to suit all parties involved.
3. That all necessary air fares be borne by the MACC including those of counsel involved.
4. That all hotel expenses, subsistence, transportation and meals in respect of my client, myself and other counsel necessarily present, be borne by the MACC.
5. That any statement recorded from my client be in the English language and a copy thereof be given to my client.
6. That audio visual recordings of this interview be made by ourselves.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause you but we are sure you are appreciative of the fact that our client is understandably concerned about his safety and welfare if this interview were to be conducted in Malaysia and will not entertain any assurances given by your goodselves or any other party in consideration of doing so.
Please could you respond to me at this email address to enable me to contact my client for instructions in respect of any proposals you may have.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:29 AM PST
By theTWISTER 1 Malaysia concept, Leslie Lau
Poll shows only the paid Umno delegates backing for Najib
Poll shows only two per cent of those polled suggested "ending cronyism and nepotism" cos they want sapu habis,by the paid Umno delegates
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan said the two missing RMAF F-5E jet engines would be explained to the people next month.
Ahmad, who is also Umno information chief, said the "Program TWISTER Rakyat" to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would also explain the absence of many Barisan Nasional MPs when the 2010 Budget was passed on Dec 14.
"We will reply to criticisms from the opposition who had used the missing jet engines and other issues to confuse the people.
"The programme is also in line with theTWISTER 1 Malaysia concept," he said at a "Pemimpin Bersama Rakyat'"programme organised by the Batu Umno division last night. — TAXIDRIVER'S WEBNETWORK NEWS
Headed in the right direction? my foot! Missing jet engines, PKFZ, super scandals after ultra scandals!!! what can Rakyat label these UMNO/BN goons – whole bunch of dinasours that should be extinct, and beyond any hope!That means we headed for doom for sure.
'Quality of Leadership'?! 'Good administration'?! Oh please…don't make me vomit.
This is feedback from Umno delegates, whom we know are full of brown nosers and willing to lick balls to rise to the top. So this says absolutely nothing as far as the fortunes of the nation is concerned. Bring this poll to the ordinary man on the street and I bet my bottom dollar, it would be totally reversed.
Furthermore, Najib is compared with a lame (or is it sleepy?) duck. How not to be better than Badawi? It doesn't take much, right?
If indeed, they are so cock sure, why not call a snap election now.
If this survey is accurate, then UMNO's policy of dumbing down its supporters has been extremely successful.
The UMNO supporters now seem to have no concept of right and wrong!
All the sadder for Malaysia!
Datuk Seri Najib Razak appears to have won overwhelming support from his own party, with a recent poll showing 93 per cent of Umno delegates saying the country was headed in the right direction, largely because of the "quality of national leadership" and "good administration".
A total of 95 per cent of Umno delegates surveyed also expressed satisfaction with Najib since he took over as party president. Notably, 66 per cent of party delegates polled felt that Umno had recovered from the problems that led to its poor performance in the last general election.
The results of the survey by the independent Merdeka Center, commissioned by a local research house, suggest Najib is on a much stronger footing compared with his predecessor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi prior to Election 2008 as he prepares plans to go to the polls, most likely either in 2011 or 2012.
According to a summary of the poll provided by Merdeka Center, satisfaction with the party president among delegates was very high at 95 per cent, with 60 per cent of them saying they were "very satisfied" with his performance since taking over the leadership of Umno.
"The main reason for the strong approval stems from the perceived improvement in leadership qualities," said the Merdeka Center.
Merdeka Center conducted the poll between Nov 4 and 11 of 358 Umno delegates from the most recent recent party assembly.
Coverage of the survey included at least one individual from each party division.
The poll also showed strong backing from party delegates for Najib's policies and ideas, including his 1 Malaysia concept and moves to liberalise the economy.
A total of 83 per cent supported moves to liberalise the economy while 94 per cent backed the 1 Malaysia concept.
Overwhelming backing for Najib in his policies suggests that the prime minister will not have to watch his back in pursuing reforms in government and in his party.
Crucially, the poll shows the Umno president has secured strong support from his party in facing off a strong opposition in the form of Pakatan Rakyat (PR).
The survey also found that 83 per cent agreed that "Umno should be inclusive of all Malaysians, not just Malays". However the Merdeka Center noted that support for the idea was somewhat lower among those delegates below 30 at 77 per cent.
Notably, the poll found that 64 per cent of party delegates supported the remarks made by Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who has been the target of heavy attacks from conservatives in the party, that "Malays should break out from the siege mentality". But among younger delegates below 30, only 38 per cent supported Khairy's views.
However, the poll also found that 70 per cent of delegates agreed that "Malay rights and interests were being threatened by other ethnic groups in Malaysia". Younger delegates below 30 agreed most with this statement, with 76 per cent backing the idea.
An overwhelming number of the Umno delegates polled believed that the party's public image was generally positive, but at the same time 85 per cent felt Umno still needed to change or reform.
When asked what reforms were needed, 32 per cent said "continued improvement in party leadership qualities", followed by 14 per cent who said "the attitude of party members", while 12 per cent felt that party members needed to work harder to "strengthen the party".
Only two per cent of those polled suggested "ending cronyism and nepotism" as a type of change needed by the party.
It is a joint premiership
What is Dr Mahathir hinting at?
Why ? Does it matter? As far as I am concerned, he has done enough damage to Malaysia in term of racial relation.
Not only is he a "Father of All Racism", he is also a "Father of All Corruptions", "Father of All Cronyism"……….
Mahathir, being Mahathir always has his personal interest in whatever he does. He is giving warning to Najib to better behave, and most importantly Najib must take care of his (Mahathir's) interests. Mahathir's #1 interest is of course making sure Mukhriz becomes the future Prime Minister. His # 2 interest is making sure his men get the agents fees/ commission in government dealings/ projects. So, if Najib would like to replace the MiG 29, he better pay Mahathir cronies some money, or he will not shut up. Mahathir also has Najib's photos in Paris/ Spore, so Najib always have to kow tow to Mahathir.
End of day, Malaysians are always screwed and blackmailed by all, Mahathir, US and Spore alike, whoever has the photos of Najib with Altantuya. Najib is definitely the weakest link. BN must go in the next GE.let that senile old man…continued hit jabs at najis…administration ..which is no better than oldman previous administration neither!
THE DICTATOR IS SCHEMING TO GET RID OF NAJIS AND PUT UP THE
COWBRAIN AS THE NEXT PEEM??? AND THE ULTIMATE AIM???
FOR HIS BALDY OFFSPRING TO TAKE OVER THUS COMPLETING
HIS AIM IN ESTABLISHING A DYNASTY.
when RPK and Bala hit out at the current PM, there is an order to catch them and even threats to put them to death, they have to leave the country to save their lives.
Another huge commission in the pipeline. Let's just hope it will not involved of another murder of a foreigner or Malaysian. In Malaysia Santa Claus works non stop all year round.
End of day, Malaysians are always screwed and blackmailed by all, Mahathir, US and Spore alike, whoever has the photos of Najib with Altantuya. Najib is definitely the weakest link. BN must go in the next GE.
After the departure of Pak Lah, many people in BN, especially UMNO, may be relieved that the new man, Najib Razak, would restore the coalition to its glory days of not too long ago.
Whether Najib had a hand in the disastrous and illegal political coup in Perak, the perception is that the fiasco was engineered by him.
The entrapment of PKR state legislators by the MACC was seemingly used as political blackmail to get the politicians to crossover to escape criminal punishment. The trial is already yet another sham with the key witness turning 180 degrees from his original complaint to the anti-corruption body when it is an offence to make false reports to the authorities.
The frustrated legislator from DAP probably needed less prodding but received the most public opprobrium with a tomb of her "erected" online and people burning "money for the dead" for her in real life.
Even the Perak Royal House was allegedly not spared from the arm-twisting and "blackmail politics (politik ugutan)" of BN. In an unprecedented move, the Perak Sultan sacked the Menteri Besar when, by convention say some lawyers, the Menteri Besar could only be removed by a no-confidence vote in the House. Other lawyers, like our Attorney-General, disagreed and took the view that the sacking was completely legal.
There were more legal acrobatics by our BN government. For the first time in history, the decision of a state assembly was questioned by the court and moreover, overturned. This opened the floodgates for politicians to "petition" to the courts if they are unhappy with the decisions of the House, as Gobind Singh, MP for Puchong and son of Karpal Singh, has done with his suspension from Parliament.
In the dark pre-Internet ages, perhaps Barisan would have gotten away with such high-handedness; like locking Joseph Pairin out of the state assembly when he won the 1994 Sabah state election by a narrow margin. Pairin reportedly waited in his car outside and went without shaving for days.
Unfortunately, it is 2009. Photos of the Speaker dragged out by plainclothes policemen were distributed all over the Internet. So were photos of the overboard police presence and senseless arrests of almost all and sundry who attempted to enter the House when it reconvened. Even those with invitations like Lim Kit Siang were refused entry. Others were dragged away as police enforced a court order barring the public from the vicinity of the House.
Even before the nasty aftertaste of the Perak coup has died down and our dear Prime Minister became BN chief for Selangor, an unknown and relatively insignificant political aide, Teoh Beng Hock, died under MACC custody. The silence of the MCA, which is still embroiled in a bitter power struggle, is telling of its priorities: surely not the interests of the Chinese or even Malaysians. The so-called inquest looked more like a character assassination of Teoh with the MACC lawyers bringing up his income, savings, gender of his housemates, and the police questioning the family to suggest that Teoh was unbalanced and suicidal. Until the arrival of Dr Pornthip, the renowned Thai pathologist, pathologists who testified were still dilly-dallying and going with, in my view, the "script" of an amateurish cover-up.
Just when Najib thought his troubles would end, the Altantuya haunt returned. Bala, the private investigator who retracted his statutory declaration the day after he went public, reappeared with more damaging revelations.
Will Malaysians continue to look the other way, look after their rice bowls and vote BN? It depends, I guess, to some extent how superstitious you are. Whether you think this PM has good "feng shui" (remember elected representatives dropping dead everywhere and so often) to lead our nation to continued peace and prosperity. Or on a more pragmatic side, where will his policies lead us and whether they are relevant in the 21st century.
Asked about the specific problems faced by Umno, only 13 per cent of delegates felt the party was "too Malay-centric", 27 per cent agreed that the party "favoured its own members over others", 33 per cent agreed that it was not "taking public views seriously", 47 per cent agreed that "money politics among office bearers" was a problem and 52 per cent agreed that there was "corruption in government".
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Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:42 AM PST
The Second Amendment: Because criminals and psycho killer don't obey NO GUNS ALLOWED rules, only law-abiding citizens (aka victims) do.
By Chuck Assay:
http://www.thearmedcitizen.com/ – A collection of new stories where gun-carrying civilians stop criminals dead in their tracks (pun intended).
More guns, less crime in 2009.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:52 AM PST
A survey conducted by Merdeka Center on November 2009 during the UMNO National Assembly indicates that UMNOputras support has increased to 93% for Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak's administration.
Merdeka Center was reported have held the polls from 9 November 2009 to 11 November 2009 on 358 UMNO delegates before arriving at this figure.
Since the 'poor show' by former premier and UMNO President Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, this recent polls shows that PM Datuk Seri Najib is receiving greater support from UMNOputras and Malaysians alike and with his 1 MALAYSIA concept of a caring and loving Malaysian society.
Sybas to Datuk Seri Najib on this impressive poll!!!!
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:22 AM PST
Ronnie Liu telah diburukkan imejnya dikalangan majoriti ahli2 PAS Selangor.
Tetapi sempena rasminya Kelab Penyokong PAS dinaikkan pangkat menjadi sebuah Dewan dalam PAS, saya ingin berkongsi sedikit maklumat yang saya dapat terus dari Ronnie Liu sewaktu saya menjawat jawatan Ketua Penerangan PAS Kawasan PJ Utara.
Di waktu itu, kami rajin juga bermesyuarat dan mengadakan program bersama DAP dan KeAdilan Kawasan PJ Utara. Dan di situlah saya mengenali Ronnie Liu secara pribadi. Dan saya anggap beliau adalah antara pemimpin DAP yang paling memahami PAS kerana latar belakang beliau yang sudah rapat dengan PAS sejak kecil lagi.
Ini adalah lantaran bapa kepada Ronnie Liu adalah seorang penyokong dan pengundi tegar PAS di Pahang. Oleh kerana Ronnie Liu berasal dari sebuah kampung Cina yang agak terpencil di Pahang, maka di situ pada masa dahulu tiada DAP. Parti pembangkang yang wujud di situ hanyalah PAS. Maka, bapa Ronnie Liu telah menjadi pengundi serta penyokong PAS semenjak selepas Merdeka lagi.
Dengan kata lain, pendedahan kepada parti pembangkang yang Ronnie Liu dapat bukan dari DAP tetapi dari PAS. Dan keluarga Ronnie Liu adalah keluarga penyokong PAS.
Perkara ini diberitahu sendiri oleh Ronnie Liu kepada saya sewaktu saya menjawat jawatan Ketua Penerangan Kawasan PJ Utara. Hubungan kami cukup rapat pada waktu itu sehingga kami boleh mengadakan program PAS Kawasan di markaz DAP di University Garden. Program Tahun baru CIna anjuran DAP juga kerap kami hadziri.
Malahan, satu masa dahulu, veteran-veteran PAS seperti Hj Muhsinun Tahir, Cikgu Kusrin Rahmat dsbnya kerap memberitahu saya DAP lebih dipercayai dari mana-mana parti lain kerana mereka terjamin tidak melompat.
Hanya dalam beberapa tahun ini sahaja kita mendengar cerita-cerita dongeng kononnya DAP hendak menghancurkan Islam di Malaysia dan tiba-tiba sahaja hubungan PAS dan DAP menjadi renggang. Ia serentak dengan usaha UMNO menakut-nakutkan orang Melayu kononnya DAP akan menghakis hak orang Melayu dan orang Islam di Selangor.
Semua cerita ini berasal dari BTN dan al maklumlah PJ Selangor yang ada sekarang ni pun bekas fasilitator BTN. Jadi tak heranlah cerita dongeng begini begitu kuat berlegar di kalangan orang PAS Selangor. Benda ni baru sebenarnya bukan benda yang menjadi turun temurun dalam PAS Selangor.
Juga, dalam isu arak di Selangor yang dipopularkan oleh "orang itu", Ronnie berada di pihak yang benar. Ini kerana undang-undang kecil MBSA yang melarang arak dijual di kawasan majoriti Islam BELUM DIWARTAKAN dalam Mesyuarat Exco. Maka, ianya belum lagi sebuah undang-undang yang sah untuk dilaksanakan. Maka, arahan Ronnie Liu adalah untuk menghalang syarikat-syarikat ini menyaman Kerajaan Negeri.
Namun, kita lihat, apabila YB Menteri Besar mengeluarkan polisi "self regulation", tiada bantahan sedikit pun dari Ronnie Liu dan juga DAP seleruhnya. Dan mengikut teman saya yang menjadi Ahli Majlis Shah Alam, bilangan 7-11 dan "convenient store" yang menjual arak di Shah Alam semakin berkurangan. Beliau berkata polisi "self regulation" ini baik kerana ia mampu mengurangkan insiden minum arak di bawah umur tanpa mengakibatkan orang bukan Islam menolak PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat.
Apa masaalahnya Hasan Ali membuat inisiatif yang sama. Memanggil kesemua syarikat "convenient store" dan berbincang kaedah ini secara baik dan tertutup. Hasilnya nanti sama juga, yakni pengurangan penjualan arak di kalangan umat Islam.
Dan alasan Enakmen Syariah Selangor adalah alasan dangkal kerana Enakmen Syariah Selangor tidak mengharamkan penjualan arak oleh syarikat2 yang tidak dimiliki orang Islam. Jadi, tiada salahnya 7-11 menjual arak kerana orang Islam tetap diharamkan untuk membeli arak dari 7-11 atau mana-mana kedai sekalipun.
Dan isu arak ini telah menyebabkan ada seorang itu dimaki oleh Tuanku Sultan Selangor macam budak kecik kena maki. Teruk dia kena maki sampai kita yang dengar ni pun naik kesian. Itulah buat kerja tak bijak, kan dah kena maki.
Penghabisan sekali, nasihat saya pada ahli-ahli PAS, janganlah terpedaya dengan propaganda serta fitnah dan dakyah UMNO kononnya Ronnie Liu ni tak hormat Islam, tak hormat Enakmen Syariah Islam, agen triad dan kongsi gelap. Kalau benar semua tuduhan tu, silalah buat laporan polis atau SPRM. Sampai hari ni, walaupun terbunuh sorang ahli DAP, masih tiada apa-apa dakwaan ataupun tuduhan dikenakan ke atas Ronnie Liu ataupun exco DAP yang lagi satu.
Cerita kononnya Teresa tak bagi Azan dulu pun cerita bohong yang dipopularkan oleh Hasan Ali dan dibentangkan dalam Mesyuarat PAS Pusat. Kesian Teresa sampai kena ISA kawan tu tanpa sebab. Tak baik buat zalim kat orang. Apa orang tu buat kat kita sampai kita buat zalim kat dia begitu sekali.
Sekianlah kesah yang saya ambil hasil dari perbualan saya dengan Ronnie Liu satu masa dahulu. Kesah ini saya tulis dari ingatan saya terhadap perbualan tersebut.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:32 AM PST
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak turn down claimed of a Royal Commission be set up to investigate allegation of massive corruption during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tenure as Prime Minister after Lim Kit Siang brought the matter after a book was published by Barry Wain entitled "Malaysian Maverick : Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times" where RM100 Billion was lost during his 22 years of administering Malaysia.
PM Datuk Seri Najib claimed that Malaysians must be proud of the achievements Malaysia had made during Tun Dr Mahathir's administration since it is now a role model of many developing countries.
Is the Barisan Nasional administration trying its best to 'cover-up' the follies of the leaders?
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:06 AM PST
First came see-through frogs. Now Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin.
The transparent creatures are part of efforts to reduce the need for dissections, which have become increasingly controversial, particularly in schools.
"You can see a live heart and other organs because the scales and skin have no pigments," said Yutaka Tamaru, an associate professor in the department of life science at Mie University.
"You don't have to cut it open. You can see a tiny brain above the goldfish's black eyes."
The joint team of researchers at Mie University and Nagoya University in central Japan produced the "ryukin" goldfish by picking mutant hatchery goldfish with pale skin and breeding them together.
"Having a pale colour is a disadvantage for goldfish in an aquarium but it's good to see how organs sit in a body three-dimensionally," Tamaru told AFP.
The fish are expected to live up to roughly 20 years and could grow as long as 25 centimetres (10 inches) and weigh more than two kilograms (five pounds), much bigger than other fish used in experiments, such as zebrafish and Japanese medaka, Tamaru said.
"As this goldfish grows bigger, you can watch its whole life," he said.
Meanwhile another group of researchers who announced in 2007 they had developed see-through frogs said they planned to start selling the four-legged creatures, whose skin is transparent from the tadpole stage.
"We are making progress in their mass-production. They are likely to be put on the market next year," said Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of Hiroshima University.
Sumida said see-through tadpoles and adult frogs would be available in the first half of next year in Japan for laboratories and schools and as pets, with a price tag expected to be below 10,000 yen (110 dollars) each.
He also wants to sell the creature abroad.
Animal rights activists have pressed for humane alternatives to dissections, such as using computer simulations.
Sumida's team produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown. Two kinds of recessive genes have been known to cause the frog to be pale.
While goldfish are easier to keep, frogs are higher forms of life and therefore preferable for experiments, Sumida said.
Courtesy of AFP
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 09:58 PM PST
The King and I...Sultan Kelantan With His Second Wife
Monday, December 28th, 2009
One of the two women brought into the royal suite at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore is the second wife of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra, it has been revealed.
A source close to the Kelantan palace confirmed this morning that the Sultan's second wife and her personal assistant had visited the ailing ruler.
The clarification quells suggestions of hanky-panky as a bodyguard of the Kelantan Raja Perempuan, Mohd Fadzli Awang, had alleged in his police report that the unknown women were sneaked into the ward after the video surveillance camera was covered with newspaper.
He had claimed that a bodyguard had brought the women before leaving the royal suite.
Mohd Fadzli had claimed that the same guard had returned with two men, one believed to be a Malaysian police inspector. The guard and the police officer, he had claimed in his report, waited outside the ward.
"The parties concerned then left the ward about two hours later. It is unknown what their intention was by coming to the ward at that hour," he had claimed.
Mohd Fadzli Awang had also said the Sultan's third son, Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry, had ordered him to lodge a report for police to investigate and take appropriate action against the intruders.
The clarification on the women's status came after a Press statement, allegedly from the Sultan's second wife, was circulated via e-mail to the media, including The Malay Mail, this morning.
In the statement, accompanied by copies of the marriage certificate and marriage card, the sender claiming to be the Sultan's second wife claimed that she had decided to clear the air after allegations of hanky-panky had surfaced from her visit.
The email sender, known as Elia Suhana Ahmad, claimed that only a handful were privy about the marriage between her and Sultan Ismail.
Apa la nak susahkan orang yang sakit macam tu.. Klau dia dah sah nikah, itu isteri dia dan dia ada hak nak jumpa suami dia. Ngapa lak nak halang ?? Sebab malu ? sebab harta ? Apa la sangat harta tu ?? Kan Allah dah bagi rezeki kat semua makhluk dia, kalau tak cukup minta la lagi kat Allah.. Sebab malu ? kena tanya diri sendiri la, ngapa suami nk bernikah satu lagi ? Pasal malu keluar surat khabar ni tak pe juga nanti nak berjawab kemudian hari macam mana ? Pikir-pikir kan lah.... Comment by Anonymous
She claimed that her wedding had been witnessed by family members as well as Kelantan's State officials on Dec 23, 2007. A picture of her, the Sultan and an elderly couple also accompanied her email.
Elia claimed that the earlier reports had taken a negative slant and she was obliged to clarify the issue to ensure that the Kelantan monarch would not be mocked and the role of the police not misunderstood.
It had been reported that a royal guard had allegedly brought in two unknown women at 4.20am on Oct 8.
It had also been reported that some 20 royal guards, allegedly police personnel, had also besieged the ward and insulted the Raja Perempuan Kelantan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid.
lt was learnt that personal security officers of the Raja Perempuan had lodged five reports of alleged misconduct by Kelantan police personnel between October and November at the hospital.
Kelantan police chief SAC 1 Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi had declined comment since the police report was lodged in Singapore.
Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 10:14 PM PST
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Najib rejects royal commission to probe Dr MThere was no need for a royal commission to look into allegations hurled at the former PM in the book 'Malaysian Maverick', says Najib and ...
BN's acid test for 2010: 'Good governance
'If the BN chief is indeed serious, he would have placed major institutions under the direct scrutiny of Parliament.'
May the iCommunity of Bolehland reminds our highly revered Reformist (Wannabe?) Rajib h/o Rosie that although we do agree in principle that Royal Commission is a complete waste of resources (if you do not intent to enforce it), however, we'd like to make very clear to you that we still demand the highly Corrupted Grandfather of all Racism be put to Death!
In fact, we wanted that to happen yesterday. So, we demand you to set up an Express Kangaroo Court, convict him faster than a McDonald quick meal, and just lynch the fcuk out him without any chance of appeal. Beres, happy, happily, happiness.
Failing which, get ready for a even bigger catastrophe that will make the March 8 Tsunami looks like child play. Sounds like a child threat? You bet ...
After all, isn't obvious that's the way forward? Listen, the Father of All Wrongs already started to intimidate you with what RMAF mini expose or what have you kind of shit blogs. Ask yourself, what will happen if you do nothing? It simply means you are another highly 'Kongketible Kankong" like Pak Lah, isn't it? I know, I know, your hands are tied ... Guess what? Trust us, you don't even stand a chance to retire in peace like Pak Lah. You know why? Because Pak Lah came in as "Mr Clean", are you in the same league as Pak Lah?
Let me tell you what, I believe Bolehlanders are ready to give you a break. They will forgive you for all the shits you have committed or are still committing, including those committed by your friends as long as you execute this one big wish of theirs. Because they understand nothing will change if the Great White Shark is still around and worse, approaching the throne real soon! Not that they believe all the ills will suddenly disappear right after the death of the Great White Shark, it's just that they believe termination of the Great White shark will send out an absolute signal to those who are thinking of fcuking the people to at least think twice. That's all.
In fact, they are ready to give you even more power just so you can carry out something meaningful in the near future including letting your young turk son to succeed you (sorry Muhyiddin) as a gesture of appreciation. However, we seriously think you won't have the ballls to do that except more bullshittings. Admittedly, your bullshits are pretty good but they are simply not good enough to make any significant difference, at least not to the UMNOPhobes, who look like they are going to be the Y-Chromosome in the next few GEs, and if they have their way, you are done (very well done) and UMNO is finito infinitely.
So, I reckon it's in your best interest to stop fcuking Nik Aziz or try to make Teoh Beng Hock's death looks like an act of God (if that is what you are doing ...) because Nik Aziz is only part of our Sandiwara (we're glad you buy that) and there are at least one million Nik Azizs out there, plus, no one will believe Teoh Beng Hock died because he masturbated excessively. So, you may want to explore the alternative route to Heaven.
Anyway, I guess I am wasting breath writing nonsense here. You certainly don't look like the one I have been asked to convey the message. The truth is I have already been told to execute Plan C ... and what I have said so far is only Plan A.
ISA me if you wish because I am not a part of Plan C.
Nite, nite. Sleep tight.
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