Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ku Li says federal government is acting like a ‘Godfather’ while Najib claims he will allow the members to decide on Ku Li

Ku Li says federal government is acting like a ‘Godfather’ while Najib claims he will allow the members to decide on Ku Li


Ku Li says federal government is acting like a ‘Godfather’ while Najib claims he will allow the members to decide on Ku Li

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 03:49 PM PST


Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said last night that he would leave it to party members to decide if action should be taken against Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah for continuing his campaign against the federal government over Kelantan's oil royalties claim.

"We have to hear what the party members have to say," he told reporters after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting here.

Najib said his government's refusal to pay oil royalties is in accordance with the law and was decided upon after consultation with various legal experts.

"The federal government is committed to give the Kelantanese people what they deserve," he said in justifying his administration's move to give a "compassionate payment" instead of royalties.

An example of this commitment he said was some RM7 billion worth of allocations that he said have been channelled to Kelantan.

"We did this despite the state being under opposition rule," he said.

The prime minister refused to comment on a meeting between him and Tengku Razaleigh over the Kelantan oil royalty issue, saying it was nothing but an "old story."

"There is nothing to talk about, it's an old story," he said.

His deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, claimed yesterday that Tengku Razaleigh had met with Najib to discuss the issue.

The Kelantan prince has been outspoken in backing the Kelantan's PAS-lead state government's claims and has said that the Najib administration had acted like a "Godfather" in refusing to pay oil royalties to the state.

Tengku Razaleigh said the Federation of Malaya Agreement was signed in 1948 while Malaysia was formed in 1963, and a review was overdue.

"The Federal Government is behaving like a Godfather even though their power comes from the 13 states," he said in likening Putrajaya's heavy-handedness to that of the head of a criminal organization.

He added it was not only the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) led states that were unhappy with the Federal Government but also mentris besar of some Barisan Nasional (BN) states.

Despite his campaign against the federal government, Tengku Razaleigh said that Umno had nothing to fear because he is, and remains, a life member of the party.

"I am not a scheming fellow unlike some," he said, adding a caucus was only a discussion group and a conduit for new ideas which is common in modern democracies.

He said the caucus would not be a voting bloc to oppose the government.

His actions have caused discontent within Umno with Muhyiddin even questioning his loyalty to Umno over the matter.

Tengku Razaleigh and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have been campaigning hard to force the federal government to pay oil royalties as claimed by the state.

Tengku Razaleigh, who founded Petronas, had earlier this week rubbished attempts by the federal government to explain, through newspaper advertisements, its refusal to pay the Kelantan government oil royalties.

He said that even though all of the oil found in Malaysia was located more than three nautical miles offshore, Petronas had nevertheless been making oil payments to various states.

The federal government's main argument is that oil and gas are extracted from waters that are beyond the three-nautical mile limit prescribed as territorial waters under Malaysia's Emergency Ordinance (Essential Powers) No. 7 1969.

But the Kelantan Umno man has pointed out that by that argument, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak should also be deprived of a 5 per cent oil royalty.

news courtesy of Malaysian Insider


part 2 UMNO’S GRAND FINAL SHOW IN U.S BEFORE IT DISAPPEAR FROM THE FACE OF THIS EARTH

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 10:39 AM PST

Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.


I have said it before and I am saying it again: With this sodomy part II Najib will surely be the last PM of Malaysia from UMNO. The people will be the judge, not some hand-picked corrupted judges answerable only to the BN govt. Nazri being Nazri is a gifted but stupid clown. That's why the other two smart clowns pulled out at the last minute. Enough said!
Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.
This is a total waste of taxpayer money. No amount of lobbying can change the perception of Malaysia in Washington unless the rule of law is not abused and blatant political prosecution is not conducted and the judiciary is purge off all those biased and unqualified judges
Seminar participant and former US envoy to Malaysia John R Malott told Malaysiakini that the seminar was the "strangest" that he had attended in Washington DC.
"I found it unusual that the session was off-the-record. This is very rare for a Washington think-tank," he said.
"The seminar was very strange because there were supposed to be three speakers, but throughout, only one person, Minister Nazri, was there. Abdul Gani never came at all."
Malott said he had hoped Abdul Gani would be present because he had specific questions regarding the conduct of the prosecution team in Anwar's sodomy trial.
He said that the prosecution is required by law to give the defence team whatever evidence necessary for the accused to mount a defence but prosecutors are doing the exact opposite.
"How can they convince us (that it is a fair trial) when they withhold vital information needed defend someone. In America there is no question about this. It will be certainly hard to convince us that this trial is fair," he said. UMNO overdone the perception thing. It is not all about perception. You must have integrity, you must have honesty. All of which UMNO has none.
The US has their mission in K.L. and UMNO think they are like the Malaysian mission overseas
Before he answered the question about the 'Allah' controversy, Nazri told the Malaysiakini reporter not to report his answer before his lengthy reply. why did the two guys missing in action? You remember najib and saiful in najib's office and then saiful and musa hassan in a hotel. Sth like sodomy comes into mind. Why all in pairs. Perhaps Gani and Hamid did the saiful thing the day they were absent from the CSIS dialogue. Who knows they are curious about how it felt to be screwed from behind. Saiful might have enlightened them the taste but they want to do it themselves to really get the feel.
This twit Nazri said Saiful is entitled to justice. Fine, then why is Anwar charge for consensual sodomy? Was Saiful a willing consensual partner and then magically became "victim" on whose behalf the whole apparatus of the Malaysian govt is seeking justice? Bah! The whole "seeking justice" bullshit is contradictory to the charge. and that ladies and gentlemen, was the sum total of governance and rule of law as sprouted by ernie bower and performed as droll display by two-bit actors some of whom disrespectfully bowed out while one not-so-valiantly exposed their critical depth of intelligence.That's the problem when thieves, liars and murderers are the ones doing the ruling. Is this still new to Malaysians?These UMNO shitheads have no shame. They carry around the mentality of the kampung folks talking behind closed doors. It's the world they're at or the 1st class seats they took to US was so sedating they walked around in a daze?
Double standards are the norms rather than the exceptions and that is the very reason why in certain societies, nations, like Malaysia,nation building and the idea of a melting pot is elusive and a farce. Only a dream ,which is tied down by myriad of government policies. And had not some who also had been strong proponents of this "divide and rule " policies themselves fell out of favor with the ruling elites of UMNO ,the fight for decency ,fairness and human rights that is currently going on would have never taken place. Called "change " for a more honest and peaceful Malaysia for all Malaysians irrespective of beliefs and racial identities.
your honour,
"due to overwhelming public pressure" we the Rakyat want the umno pm to be tried in court for the many scandals which even the international audience would like to hear, please your honour……why are we still waiting for your action???
also your honour,
"due to overwhelming public pressure" and 50 Australian MPs, the charges against Anwar for sodomy 2 to be discharged and marked NFA.
No further questions, your honour !!!
Antares said…
Art, I long gave up on Abdul Gani Patail and Musa Hassan. You know as well as I do why these two nitwits are still at their jobs! The entire Umno/BN rogue regime would fall apart without them keeping the outraged rakyat at bay with water cannons, teargas and fear of the ISA.
The then Selangor menteri besar, Abu Hassan Omar had illicit sex with his sex sister-in-law. A son was born out of this relationship.
Unfotunately, this abu fella had a quarrel with the then reigning prime minister, Mahathir Mohammed over the division of the loot i.e. the acquired land in Sepang and Putrajaya. Mahathir then engineered this abu's downfall by exposing abu's transgression in an obscure Indonesian newspaper, The Java Times. Utusan Malaysia then quoted widely the Indonesian daily's report.
It was revealed that abu not only had sex with his sister-in-law but had also coerced the Ampang MCA branch head to assume paternity of the boy and claiming to be a Muslim convert, using the name Abu Hassan Omar bin Abdullah, to obtain the boy's birth certificate.
After the exposure the abu fella had no choice but to resign. The madey fella got what he wanted so the matter was hushed-up.
Why was this abu fella never charged for illicit sex?? It is haram under the syariah laws to fuck your wife's sister.
Why was this abu fella never charged under the criminal laws for supplying false information to obtain the birth certificate??
Yet three women were caned for illicit sex just because they were weak targets.
Imagine, since when has public pressure altered the course of law? Can laws be suspended just because the public wants it to?(by the Public applying pressure) Can the A.G. and the Law minister comment please. We are all getting very confused and worked up.
My bet is that UMNO does not want any action to be taken against these Muslims, so that it can show that UMNO can protect the Muslims anyway it likes. This will make the Muslims support UMNO
An institutional overhaul is long overdue in Kuala Lumpur
"The Leopard," Giuseppe di Lampedusa's celebrated novel about the crumbling feudal order in 19th century Sicily, made famous the line, "If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." That pretty much sums up the predicament of Malaysia's ruling elite today.
BY ALICE LLOYD GEORGE, Wall Street Journal
The sodomy trial of Anwar Ibrahim drags on in Kuala Lumpur, with the opposition leader's freedom and political career hanging in the balance. But the true significance of this anachronistic case does not depend on the outcome in the courtroom. The political assassination of Mr. Anwar aside, Malaysia is witnessing the death throes of a political machine that has run the country for over five decades. Mr. Anwar is a skilled politician who holds together an unlikely alliance of opposition parties—his conviction would certainly be a blow for the prospect of real political pluralism in Malaysia. But he also serves as a vessel for wider social forces and a disenchantment with the country's leadership. Another figure would surely take his place at the head of the reform movement.
The ruling coalition was founded on the principle that the three main races—Malays, Chinese and Indians—participate in politics through their own parties. Coupled with an elaborate system of affirmative action, this has allowed the United Malays National Organization to maintain a lock on power by protecting Malays from the winds of competition. After the opposition made unprecedented gains in the March 2008 elections, desperate tactics were called for, hence a rather tired repeat of the homosexuality charge first brought against Mr. Anwar a decade ago, now dubbed "Sodomy II" by a skeptical public. The government has denied that the trial is politically motivated.
That the political system and patronage network are under increasing stress is clear, but the prognosis is not yet apparent to all. Some in UMNO, like Prime Minister Najib Razak, think they can maintain the old system by merely tinkering around the edges. Mr. Najib has gestured toward loosening long-standing affirmative-action policies, but any good intentions are obstructed by entrenched interests in UMNO's conservative wing—to date the repeals have been cosmetic at best. Others are coming to a different realization—Malaysian society has matured and even Malays now recognize that outdated and discriminatory policies must give way to a more transparent and accountable system.
One such leader is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a former finance minister of royal blood. Mr. Razaleigh has re-emerged as an outspoken critic of the government in recent weeks, though he strongly denies any intention of switching to the opposition. The 73-year-old party veteran has a history of challenging the leadership; in 1988 he left UMNO and formed a rival Malay party before returning to the fold in 1996.
Sitting in his Kuala Lumpur home—a remarkably exact replica of the White House's Oval Office—Mr. Razaleigh argues that UMNO politicians have not been responsive to calls for reform. "The young want to see a really multiracial organization, fighting on egalitarian issues, without having to fall back on race," he explains. "Unless the party system and the political system are reformed exhaustively, I think we are going to be pulled back into the same boat we have been in for the last 50 years."
Mr. Razaleigh believes that Malaysians want to move beyond identity politics, but UMNO is unable to break away from its Malay nationalist roots. Most recently, the government appealed a court ruling that allowed the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. Though UMNO called for calm, the prime minister's statement that he couldn't stop protestors from expressing their opinions only served to fan the flames. The ruling was followed by a spate of desecration and arson attacks on churches and mosques. Mr. Najib further undermined the government's response to the crisis when he flew across the world for a 10-day tour of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and India, taking key cabinet ministers and senior officials with him.
By contrast, in a milestone decision, the opposition Islamic party PAS—which only 10 years ago campaigned to create a theocratic state with Sharia law—took a more moderate stance, urging Malaysians to respect the court ruling. The irony is that while UMNO continues to play race politics to out-Islam its opponents, PAS is appealing to a more progressive voter base.
Part of the reason for the electorate's change of heart is the realization that Malaysia risks being left behind economically if it doesn't climb out of its middle-income trap and eliminate the inefficiencies inherent in racial policies. These policies were formulated in the 1970s, when Malaysia was a tiger economy. Now its growth lags behind Southeast Asian neighbors like Indonesia—the new "i" in BRIC—and China and India increasingly pose competitive challenges.
The country has suffered from an acute brain drain over the last decade, as individuals seek education and employment in countries where talent is better rewarded. Now it faces capital flight, too, with foreign direct investment dropping to $2.7 billion in 2009 from $8.1 billion the previous year, according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates. One reason is the fear that UMNO will continue to play the race card and stir up tensions to keep itself in power. Another is the government's failure to undertake much-needed institutional reforms and address issues such as corruption, civil liberties and judicial independence. Malaysia's risk index, as calculated by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, rose to 5.4 in January from 5.24 in December on a 10-point scale.
If there is a silver lining here, it is that even as UMNO has stoked tensions, by and large Malaysians have refused to be provoked—a stark contrast to the May 13 Incident in 1969, when rumors of ethnic slights quickly snowballed into massive riots and emergency rule. And that is one more indication that leaders like Mr. Anwar and Mr. Razaleigh are right that Malaysian society is ripe for change. If the current UMNO elite is to stand any chance of remaining in power, it needs to focus on remedying the very real challenges on its doorstep, rather than felling the opposition. Societal reform based on equality of opportunity is a change that is long overdue.
Ms. Lloyd George is a Princeton in Asia fellow at The Wall Street Journal Asia.



part 2 UMNO’S GRAND FINAL SHOW IN U.S BEFORE IT DISAPPEAR FROM THE FACE OF THIS EARTH

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 10:44 AM PST

Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.


I have said it before and I am saying it again: With this sodomy part II Najib will surely be the last PM of Malaysia from UMNO. The people will be the judge, not some hand-picked corrupted judges answerable only to the BN govt. Nazri being Nazri is a gifted but stupid clown. That's why the other two smart clowns pulled out at the last minute. Enough said!
Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumb answers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.
This is a total waste of taxpayer money. No amount of lobbying can change the perception of Malaysia in Washington unless the rule of law is not abused and blatant political prosecution is not conducted and the judiciary is purge off all those biased and unqualified judges
Seminar participant and former US envoy to Malaysia John R Malott told Malaysiakini that the seminar was the "strangest" that he had attended in Washington DC.
"I found it unusual that the session was off-the-record. This is very rare for a Washington think-tank," he said.
"The seminar was very strange because there were supposed to be three speakers, but throughout, only one person, Minister Nazri, was there. Abdul Gani never came at all."
Malott said he had hoped Abdul Gani would be present because he had specific questions regarding the conduct of the prosecution team in Anwar's sodomy trial.
He said that the prosecution is required by law to give the defence team whatever evidence necessary for the accused to mount a defence but prosecutors are doing the exact opposite.
"How can they convince us (that it is a fair trial) when they withhold vital information needed defend someone. In America there is no question about this. It will be certainly hard to convince us that this trial is fair," he said. UMNO overdone the perception thing. It is not all about perception. You must have integrity, you must have honesty. All of which UMNO has none.
The US has their mission in K.L. and UMNO think they are like the Malaysian mission overseas
Before he answered the question about the 'Allah' controversy, Nazri told the Malaysiakini reporter not to report his answer before his lengthy reply. why did the two guys missing in action? You remember najib and saiful in najib's office and then saiful and musa hassan in a hotel. Sth like sodomy comes into mind. Why all in pairs. Perhaps Gani and Hamid did the saiful thing the day they were absent from the CSIS dialogue. Who knows they are curious about how it felt to be screwed from behind. Saiful might have enlightened them the taste but they want to do it themselves to really get the feel.
This twit Nazri said Saiful is entitled to justice. Fine, then why is Anwar charge for consensual sodomy? Was Saiful a willing consensual partner and then magically became "victim" on whose behalf the whole apparatus of the Malaysian govt is seeking justice? Bah! The whole "seeking justice" bullshit is contradictory to the charge. and that ladies and gentlemen, was the sum total of governance and rule of law as sprouted by ernie bower and performed as droll display by two-bit actors some of whom disrespectfully bowed out while one not-so-valiantly exposed their critical depth of intelligence.That's the problem when thieves, liars and murderers are the ones doing the ruling. Is this still new to Malaysians?These UMNO shitheads have no shame. They carry around the mentality of the kampung folks talking behind closed doors. It's the world they're at or the 1st class seats they took to US was so sedating they walked around in a daze?
Double standards are the norms rather than the exceptions and that is the very reason why in certain societies, nations, like Malaysia,nation building and the idea of a melting pot is elusive and a farce. Only a dream ,which is tied down by myriad of government policies. And had not some who also had been strong proponents of this "divide and rule " policies themselves fell out of favor with the ruling elites of UMNO ,the fight for decency ,fairness and human rights that is currently going on would have never taken place. Called "change " for a more honest and peaceful Malaysia for all Malaysians irrespective of beliefs and racial identities.
your honour,
"due to overwhelming public pressure" we the Rakyat want the umno pm to be tried in court for the many scandals which even the international audience would like to hear, please your honour……why are we still waiting for your action???
also your honour,
"due to overwhelming public pressure" and 50 Australian MPs, the charges against Anwar for sodomy 2 to be discharged and marked NFA.
No further questions, your honour !!!
Antares said…
Art, I long gave up on Abdul Gani Patail and Musa Hassan. You know as well as I do why these two nitwits are still at their jobs! The entire Umno/BN rogue regime would fall apart without them keeping the outraged rakyat at bay with water cannons, teargas and fear of the ISA.
The then Selangor menteri besar, Abu Hassan Omar had illicit sex with his sex sister-in-law. A son was born out of this relationship.
Unfotunately, this abu fella had a quarrel with the then reigning prime minister, Mahathir Mohammed over the division of the loot i.e. the acquired land in Sepang and Putrajaya. Mahathir then engineered this abu's downfall by exposing abu's transgression in an obscure Indonesian newspaper, The Java Times. Utusan Malaysia then quoted widely the Indonesian daily's report.
It was revealed that abu not only had sex with his sister-in-law but had also coerced the Ampang MCA branch head to assume paternity of the boy and claiming to be a Muslim convert, using the name Abu Hassan Omar bin Abdullah, to obtain the boy's birth certificate.
After the exposure the abu fella had no choice but to resign. The madey fella got what he wanted so the matter was hushed-up.
Why was this abu fella never charged for illicit sex?? It is haram under the syariah laws to fuck your wife's sister.
Why was this abu fella never charged under the criminal laws for supplying false information to obtain the birth certificate??
Yet three women were caned for illicit sex just because they were weak targets.
Imagine, since when has public pressure altered the course of law? Can laws be suspended just because the public wants it to?(by the Public applying pressure) Can the A.G. and the Law minister comment please. We are all getting very confused and worked up.
My bet is that UMNO does not want any action to be taken against these Muslims, so that it can show that UMNO can protect the Muslims anyway it likes. This will make the Muslims support UMNO
An institutional overhaul is long overdue in Kuala Lumpur
"The Leopard," Giuseppe di Lampedusa's celebrated novel about the crumbling feudal order in 19th century Sicily, made famous the line, "If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." That pretty much sums up the predicament of Malaysia's ruling elite today.
BY ALICE LLOYD GEORGE, Wall Street Journal
The sodomy trial of Anwar Ibrahim drags on in Kuala Lumpur, with the opposition leader's freedom and political career hanging in the balance. But the true significance of this anachronistic case does not depend on the outcome in the courtroom. The political assassination of Mr. Anwar aside, Malaysia is witnessing the death throes of a political machine that has run the country for over five decades. Mr. Anwar is a skilled politician who holds together an unlikely alliance of opposition parties—his conviction would certainly be a blow for the prospect of real political pluralism in Malaysia. But he also serves as a vessel for wider social forces and a disenchantment with the country's leadership. Another figure would surely take his place at the head of the reform movement.
The ruling coalition was founded on the principle that the three main races—Malays, Chinese and Indians—participate in politics through their own parties. Coupled with an elaborate system of affirmative action, this has allowed the United Malays National Organization to maintain a lock on power by protecting Malays from the winds of competition. After the opposition made unprecedented gains in the March 2008 elections, desperate tactics were called for, hence a rather tired repeat of the homosexuality charge first brought against Mr. Anwar a decade ago, now dubbed "Sodomy II" by a skeptical public. The government has denied that the trial is politically motivated.
That the political system and patronage network are under increasing stress is clear, but the prognosis is not yet apparent to all. Some in UMNO, like Prime Minister Najib Razak, think they can maintain the old system by merely tinkering around the edges. Mr. Najib has gestured toward loosening long-standing affirmative-action policies, but any good intentions are obstructed by entrenched interests in UMNO's conservative wing—to date the repeals have been cosmetic at best. Others are coming to a different realization—Malaysian society has matured and even Malays now recognize that outdated and discriminatory policies must give way to a more transparent and accountable system.
One such leader is Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a former finance minister of royal blood. Mr. Razaleigh has re-emerged as an outspoken critic of the government in recent weeks, though he strongly denies any intention of switching to the opposition. The 73-year-old party veteran has a history of challenging the leadership; in 1988 he left UMNO and formed a rival Malay party before returning to the fold in 1996.
Sitting in his Kuala Lumpur home—a remarkably exact replica of the White House's Oval Office—Mr. Razaleigh argues that UMNO politicians have not been responsive to calls for reform. "The young want to see a really multiracial organization, fighting on egalitarian issues, without having to fall back on race," he explains. "Unless the party system and the political system are reformed exhaustively, I think we are going to be pulled back into the same boat we have been in for the last 50 years."
Mr. Razaleigh believes that Malaysians want to move beyond identity politics, but UMNO is unable to break away from its Malay nationalist roots. Most recently, the government appealed a court ruling that allowed the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. Though UMNO called for calm, the prime minister's statement that he couldn't stop protestors from expressing their opinions only served to fan the flames. The ruling was followed by a spate of desecration and arson attacks on churches and mosques. Mr. Najib further undermined the government's response to the crisis when he flew across the world for a 10-day tour of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and India, taking key cabinet ministers and senior officials with him.
By contrast, in a milestone decision, the opposition Islamic party PAS—which only 10 years ago campaigned to create a theocratic state with Sharia law—took a more moderate stance, urging Malaysians to respect the court ruling. The irony is that while UMNO continues to play race politics to out-Islam its opponents, PAS is appealing to a more progressive voter base.
Part of the reason for the electorate's change of heart is the realization that Malaysia risks being left behind economically if it doesn't climb out of its middle-income trap and eliminate the inefficiencies inherent in racial policies. These policies were formulated in the 1970s, when Malaysia was a tiger economy. Now its growth lags behind Southeast Asian neighbors like Indonesia—the new "i" in BRIC—and China and India increasingly pose competitive challenges.
The country has suffered from an acute brain drain over the last decade, as individuals seek education and employment in countries where talent is better rewarded. Now it faces capital flight, too, with foreign direct investment dropping to $2.7 billion in 2009 from $8.1 billion the previous year, according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development estimates. One reason is the fear that UMNO will continue to play the race card and stir up tensions to keep itself in power. Another is the government's failure to undertake much-needed institutional reforms and address issues such as corruption, civil liberties and judicial independence. Malaysia's risk index, as calculated by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy, rose to 5.4 in January from 5.24 in December on a 10-point scale.
If there is a silver lining here, it is that even as UMNO has stoked tensions, by and large Malaysians have refused to be provoked—a stark contrast to the May 13 Incident in 1969, when rumors of ethnic slights quickly snowballed into massive riots and emergency rule. And that is one more indication that leaders like Mr. Anwar and Mr. Razaleigh are right that Malaysian society is ripe for change. If the current UMNO elite is to stand any chance of remaining in power, it needs to focus on remedying the very real challenges on its doorstep, rather than felling the opposition. Societal reform based on equality of opportunity is a change that is long overdue.
Ms. Lloyd George is a Princeton in Asia fellow at The Wall Street Journal Asia.



Buat Malu Islam Saja !!! No Quranic justification at all!

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 08:03 AM PST

"Due to overwhelming pressure from the general public, the Dang Wangi police district headquarters revealed yesterday that charges against two Al-Islam journalists, who entered a Catholic church in Kuala Lumpur, have been dropped" - TMI

O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in your devotion to God, bearing witness to the truth in all equity; and never let hatred of any-one lead you into the sin of deviating from justice. Be just: this is closest to being God-conscious. And remain conscious of God: verily, God is aware of all that you do. (Quran 5-8)

BEHOLD, God bids you to deliver all that you have been entrusted with unto those who are entitled thereto, and whenever you judge between people, to judge with justice. Verily, most excellent is what God exhorts you to do: verily, God is all-hearing, all-seeing! (Quran 4:58)

And We said:] "O David! Behold, We have made thee a [prophet and, thus, Our] vicegerent on earth: judge, then, between men with justice, and do not follow vain desire, lest it lead thee astray from the path of God: verily, for those who go astray from the path of God there is suffering severe in store for having forgotten the Day of Reckoning!" (Quran 38:26)

O YOU who have attained to faith! Be ever steadfast in upholding equity, bearing witness to the truth for the sake of God, even though it be against your own selves or your parents and kinsfolk. Whether the person concerned be rich or poor, God's claim takes precedence over [the claims of] either of them. Do not, then, follow your own desires, lest you swerve from justice: for if you distort [the truth], behold, God is indeed aware of all that you do! (Quran 4:135)

'WOE UNTO THOSE who give short measure: those who, when they are to receive their due from [other] people, demand that it be given in full, but when they have to measure or weigh whatever they owe to others, give less than what is due! Do they not know that they are bound to be raised from the dead? [and called to account] on an awesome Day (Quran 83: 1-5)

Also read my blogbrother Art Harun's comments here


iChing for Anwar & Najib

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 07:36 AM PST

Divinely Speaking



I thought before we consult Madam Ball, we should first consult Abstract stuff like iChing.

By the way, iChing is also known as the "Book of Changes". It's truly a timeless, totally evolution compatible stuff.

I did some iChing on Anwar Ibrahim and Najib Razak.

I am still trying to figure it out what did the iChing is trying to say ... You know, iChing is a very deep abstract stuff. So, if you are someone who has been following the like of Bible, then I suggest you should give it a try just so you know what does 'Stoned' mean?

My iChing is available for FREE HERE

Play with it and tell me what do you think? There are many more divination tools there ... Enjoy.


Salam Maulidur Rasul from Mahaguru58!

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 07:46 AM PST




Sallalahu Ala Muhammad!

Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!

Sallalahu Ala Muhammad!

Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam!

Ya Nabi Salam Alaika!

Ya Rasul Salam Alaika!

Ya Habib! Salam Alaika!

Salawatullah Alaika!



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat.

May we be blessed with the Syafaat of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam on the Day of Judgment!

May we be resurrected in the Yaum al Akhirat amongst the ummah of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Khataman Nabiyyil Al Ummi, Rahmatulil Alamin.

Amin. Ya Rabbal Alamin.

Tomorrow, the entire Muslim world will celebrate the Maulid of our Blessed Rasul and sing his praises.

Tomorrow, we will recite the Salawat upon our Nabbiyyil Karim as much as we can and gather amongst the jamaah's in our congregational praising of Habibullah, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

There are a few bedeviled ones amongst the ummah who regard the celebrating of the Maulid al Rasul as bidaah and raise their braying of their convoluted minds as they please.

My advice would be to ignore those twisted minds and go about our amals and ibadah in praising Muhammad Rasul al Karim as much as we possibly can in the best of manners befitting our positions as his ummah!

To those who study our faith and delve into the spiritual realm of Tassawwuf, we hold it to be the truth that if not for Muhammad, Rahmatulil Alamin, Allah Rabbul Jalil will not have created this world and all the universes at all!

I care not to debate or engage with those whose hearts and minds are sealed from the loving of Muhammad ibni Abdullah, the Mercy of Allah to all Creation.

157. Allatheena yattabiAAoona alrrasoola alnnabiyya al-ommiyya allathee yajidoonahu maktooban AAindahum fee alttawrati waal-injeeli ya/muruhum bialmaAAroofi wayanhahum AAani almunkari wayuhillu lahumu alttayyibati wayuharrimu AAalayhimu alkhaba-itha wayadaAAu AAanhum israhum waal-aghlala allatee kanat AAalayhim faallatheena amanoo bihi waAAazzaroohu wanasaroohu waittabaAAoo alnnoora allathee onzila maAAahu ola-ika humu almuflihoona

157. "Those who follow the Apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures), in the Law and the Gospel; For he commands them (unto) what is just and forbids them (from) what is evil; he allows them as lawful (of ) what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure);

He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him,—It is they who will prosper."

Surah Al `A'raaf. Chapter 7 Verse 157, Holy Al Qur'an Al Karim.

May we all have a blessed Maulidur Rasul 1431Hijrah!

Insya Allah!


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Posted: 25 Feb 2010 07:29 AM PST


U.S. SPEAKER PROGRAM

"COP 15: What is the Impact on Malaysia and Southeast Asia"

Dr. Myron Shekelle
Conservation Biologist/Director, Tarsier.Org

Dr. Myron Shekelle will discuss the Copenhagen Summit (COP 15) and what he thinks the intended effects are for cooperation between the United States and Southeast Asian nations, notably Malaysia. In line with this, he will discuss how his experiences in the region have illuminated some potential solutions, and many of the very real pitfalls, for foreign-sponsored, collaborative biodiversity research and conservation in Southeast Asia."

Dr. Shekelle received a B.A., with departmental honors, from the University of California (UCLA) in 1991. He was then awarded a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where earned an M.A. (1993) and a Ph.D (2003). He was awarded a National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and was based at the University of Indonesia. Subsequently he taught at the National University of Singapore within their flagship undergraduate educational institution, the University Scholars Program, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences. With more than 10 years of experience living and working in Southeast Asia as a professional conservation biologist, he returned to the USA in 2008 to found his own science-based conservation organization, tarsier.org.

DATE AND TIME AND VENUE OF PROGRAMS:

Kota Kinabalu

·   March 01, 2010 (Monday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Environmental Action Committee, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

· March 01, 2010 (Monday), 2.30 am – 4.30 pm: Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu

  
·   March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Sarawak Development Institute, Kuching, Sarawak.
·   March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 2.30 am - 4.30 pm: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  

Kuala Lumpur

  

· March 05, 2010 (Friday), 10.00 am – 12.00 pm: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.

· March 05, 2010 (Friday), 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

· March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 9.30 am – 11.00 am: Dialogue with Bloggers and Students on Global Environment, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur.

· March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Central Market Annex, Kuala Lumpur.

The public is invited to attend. Please feel free to pass this to your colleagues and friends who would be interested.

For more information, please phone the Public Affairs Section at 03-2168-5106.

KEDUTAAN BESAR AMERIKA SYARIKAT
BAHAGIAN HAL EHWAL AWAM
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2168-5106 Fax: 603-2168-5158
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2168-5106 Fax: 603-2168-5158

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Isu tanah: 30 Orang Asli berdemo di Gombak

Posted: 24 Feb 2010 04:37 AM PST

Sekumpulan 30 Orang Asli menyertai perhimpunan di depan Hospital Orang Asli Gombak tengah hari ini kerana membantah apa yang mereka dakwa salah guna kuasa oleh Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli (JHEOA), melibatkan layanan hospital seliaan jabatan itu. Dalam satu petisyen berkaitan perkara itu, hospital di bawah seliaan jabatan berkenaan didakwa melakukan penganiayaan kepada masyarakat berkenaan. malaysiakini.com
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Penang: Has anything changed after two years?

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 05:50 AM PST

The call in 8 March 2008 was for change. The Pakatan Rakyat has ruled Penang since then. Two years later, what has changed? What has the new Penang state government achieved or has it lost its way? Are there obstacles we don't know about? How has the state government responded to calls from civil society, not least the Penang Forum, for changes in the Penang Agenda? Where are we up to and what can we map out for ourselves and for the state government?


Climate Change Speaker Program Invitation - Myron Shekelle.doc

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 07:35 AM PST


U.S. SPEAKER PROGRAM

"COP 15: What is the Impact on Malaysia and Southeast Asia"

Dr. Myron Shekelle
Conservation Biologist/Director, Tarsier.Org

Dr. Myron Shekelle will discuss the Copenhagen Summit (COP 15) and what he thinks the intended effects are for cooperation between the United States and Southeast Asian nations, notably Malaysia. In line with this, he will discuss how his experiences in the region have illuminated some potential solutions, and many of the very real pitfalls, for foreign-sponsored, collaborative biodiversity research and conservation in Southeast Asia."

Dr. Shekelle received a B.A., with departmental honors, from the University of California (UCLA) in 1991. He was then awarded a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where earned an M.A. (1993) and a Ph.D (2003). He was awarded a National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and was based at the University of Indonesia. Subsequently he taught at the National University of Singapore within their flagship undergraduate educational institution, the University Scholars Program, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences. With more than 10 years of experience living and working in Southeast Asia as a professional conservation biologist, he returned to the USA in 2008 to found his own science-based conservation organization, tarsier.org.

DATE AND TIME AND VENUE OF PROGRAMS:

Kota Kinabalu

·   March 01, 2010 (Monday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Environmental Action Committee, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

· March 01, 2010 (Monday), 2.30 am – 4.30 pm: Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu

  
·   March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Sarawak Development Institute, Kuching, Sarawak.
·   March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 2.30 am - 4.30 pm: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  

Kuala Lumpur

  

· March 05, 2010 (Friday), 10.00 am – 12.00 pm: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.

· March 05, 2010 (Friday), 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

· March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 9.30 am – 11.00 am: Dialogue with Bloggers and Students on Global Environment, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur.

· March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Central Market Annex, Kuala Lumpur.

The public is invited to attend. Please feel free to pass this to your colleagues and friends who would be interested.

For more information, please phone the Public Affairs Section at 03-2168-5106.

KEDUTAAN BESAR AMERIKA SYARIKAT
BAHAGIAN HAL EHWAL AWAM
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2168-5106 Fax: 603-2168-5158
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2168-5106 Fax: 603-2168-5158



Maulidur Rasul

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 08:52 AM PST

To all Muslims, selamat menyambut MAULIDUR RASUL.

Sama-samalah kita bersalawat ke atas junjungan besar kita, Nabi Muhammad S.A.W yang dikasihi kerana membawa kita ke satu arah yang amat terpimpin dan penuh kebenaran.

Read an interesting piece about Maulidur Rasul by Big Dog h e r e.


Prime Minister urges Muslims to emulate the Prophet's qualities to achieve excellence h e r e


Thailand: Migrant workers face extortion, rights abuses

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 05:13 AM PST

Bangkok, 23 February 2010 – The Thai government should swiftly act to end police abuse and discriminatory laws and policies against migrant workers and their families, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The February deadline for more than a million migrant workers to enter the "nationality verification" process or face immediate deportation creates the risk of further abuses and should be postponed until it can be carried out in a fair manner.


Raja Kartun Malaysia Zunar La

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 05:40 AM PST

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Home Minister declines to meet police shooting victim

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 04:15 AM PST

A 30-member delegation left Putrajaya disappointed today after Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein declined to accept their memo in person regarding the police shooting of unemployed single mom Norizan Salleh.

norizan kdn03Arriving at the Home Ministry around 11.30am, the group, made up of representatives Lawyers for Liberty and Pakatan Rakyat were met by Hishammuddin's senior private secretary Azmi Zakaria in the lobby to receive the memorandum on behalf of the minister.

However a commotion erupted when Norizan's lawyer N Surendren and the Pakatan representatives insisted on meeting the minister in person.

"If we deliver this to you, you will not take action. We want to hand this to the minister," declared Surendran.

Apparently annoyed by the remark, the Home Ministry's representative walked away.

Meanwhile, Teratai state assemblyperson Janice Lee said they were treated like nobodies although the victim was already in their building.

Norizan expressed her disappointment that she could not meet the Home Minister in person.

"I still hope to meet him and get explanation from him," she said.

Police had classified the incident as an accident and refused to meet Norizan's medical expenses.

"I do not know how to pay the RM18,000 medical bill," she, adding "I do not even know how to support myself."

PKR communications director Lateefa Koya, wondered why the minister did not take the opportunity to meet the victim himself, so that he could see what she went through.

NONENorizan, who was shot five times and beaten up by police after they stopped a car she was in on the MRR2, is claiming that attack on her was without reason and wrongful.

Earlier Norizan and her supporters had submitted similar memorandums to Bukit Aman on Feb 5 and the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) on Feb 11.

Kapar MP S Manickavasagam said they will send the memorandum to Parliament when it sits on March 15.

"He cannot run if it is sent to the parliament," he said.

Among those present to lend support were Selangor exco Rodziah Ismail, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, PAS Women's Wing Secretary Kartini Ahmad, Selangor Pakatan Rakyat elected Representative Officer (SELPRO) secretary Ng Yap Hwa.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Mais joins fray against Star, SIS

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 04:06 AM PST


An English language daily, The Star has been hit by yet another police report, this time by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) for allegedly insulting Islam.

The report also also implicated Sisters in Islam (SIS).

Mais lodged the report at Section 11 Shah Alam police headquarters against the Star's managing editor P Gunasegaram for an article entitled 'Persuasion, not compulsion', a commentary on the recent caning of three Muslim women, and against SIS for an online press statement on same issue.

Last Tuesday, a group of Muslim NGOs had filed several police reports against Gunasegaram over the same matter.

selangor religious council lodges police reportStar has since taken down its article from its website but SIS's website still carries its statement.

Mais secretary Mohammed Khusrin Munawi (centre in photo) who made the police report, said in a press statement that they were urging the authorities to take action against them under the Sedition Act, for stirring up discontent among Muslims in Malaysia.

'Do not interfere'

The statement also called for their publishing licence to be revoked.

Speaking to reporters later, Khusrin said: "Those who do not understand Syariah law, particularly non-Muslims, should not interfere in the affairs of Islam."

When asked why Mais pursued the matter despite an apology from the newspaper yesterday, he said that it was not enough.

Khusrin said that Mais' action was to show where they stood on the issue, even though similar police reports have already been made.

The series of police reports comes in the wake of a Feb 17 Home Ministry announcement that three Muslim women had been caned by the Syariah Court for extramarital sex.

The punishment was carried out despite a similar sentence still pending for Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor for consuming alcohol which has been delayed due to fierce opposition by human rights groups.

Apology not enough

Meanwhile, Associated Press reported senior Home Ministry official Abdul Razak Abdul Latif as saying that the ministry had found the article published in The Star may threaten "public order".

According to Abdul Razak, the newspaper has been given 14 days to offer an apology and explanation before the ministry decides whether it will take any action.

He added that the printed apology, which was published by The Star the day after the article appeared, was not enough to settle the matter.

In previous cases involving other newspapers, top editors were required to resign from their posts.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Gov't DC charm offensive goes behind closed doors

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 03:55 AM PST


A high-profile seminar on the Malaysian government and judiciary in Washington DC by a prominent international think-tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was strangely turned into a closed-door event.

The seminar titled 'Governance and Rule of Law in Malaysia' featured prominent Malaysian government officials before an audience of US government officials, activists, diplomats and Malaysian expatriates.

NONEIn the CSIS announcement sent out last week, it stated that the two-hour seminar was "on the record". But organisers made a U-turn on the matter.

Law Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz (right) was the sole Malaysian representative.

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's advisory panel chairperson Abdul Hamid Mohamad were also invited speakers but were absent.

Instead, Nazri's entourage included an unsual mix of government and opposition federal lawmakers along with Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Ronald Kiandee.

NONEThe MPs present were Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (Umno - Pasir Salak), Wee Choo Keong (PKR - Wangsa Maju), Zahrain Mohd Hashim (Independent - Bayan Baru) and Jamaluddin Jarjis (Umno - Rompin), who is also the Malaysian ambassador to the US.

Expectedly, the US audience and press were particularly keen on questioning the government's handling of the on-going Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial and was thus disappointed with Abdul Gani's absence and the organiser's request for the seminar to be kept off the record.

Ex-envoy: Strange seminar

Before the seminar commenced, senior adviser and director of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program Ernest Bower barred attempts by Malaysiakini to record the session on video.

When told that the invitations for the seminar did not specify that the seminar was a closed event, Bower brushed it off by saying that it was quite normal for CSIS seminars to be kept off the record.

NONESeminar participant and former US envoy to Malaysia John R Malott told Malaysiakini that the seminar was the "strangest" that he had attended in Washington DC.

"I found it unusual that the session was off-the-record. This is very rare for a Washington think-tank," he said.

"The seminar was very strange because there were supposed to be three speakers, but throughout, only one person, Minister Nazri, was there. Abdul Gani never came at all."

MalottNONE (left) said he had hoped Abdul Gani would be present because he had specific questions regarding the conduct of the prosecution team in Anwar's sodomy trial.

He said that the prosecution is required by law to give the defence team whatever evidence necessary for the accused to mount a defence but prosecutors are doing the exact opposite.

"How can they convince us (that it is a fair trial) when they withhold vital information needed defend someone. In America there is no question about this. It will be certainly hard to convince us that this trial is fair," he said.

Seminar cut short

During his 40-minute speech, Nazri spoke about laws in Malaysia which promotes good governance and how he was instrumental in the formation of the National Integrity Plan, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and other instruments to curb graft.

Nazri also lauded Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's commitment towards combating graft and promoting good governance. He added that he would resign if Najib ever interferes with the MACC.

Before the question-and-answer session began, Amnesty International representative T Kumar urged the seminar organisers to open up proceedings to the press.

"That is the right thing to do," said Kumar, who is the Amnesty International's Asia and Pacific advocacy director.

Despite Nazri's nod of approval, Bower replied with a firm "no", adding that he will not backpedal on his decision.

Following this, Nazri was quizzed on the sodomy trial, the Internal Security Act and the controversy surrounding the use of the term 'Allah' by non-Muslims.

Before he answered the question about the 'Allah' controversy, Nazri told the Malaysiakini reporter not to report his answer before his lengthy reply.

Bower abruptly ended the brief 20-minute session after Nazri answered the third question. According to Bower, the Malaysian entourage had to rush off to another engagement.

PKR MP's participation not unusual

NONEMeanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution described Wee's presence at the event as nothing out of the ordinary.

"I do not think that it is peculiar because it is very normal for MPs to go on delegations, whether the opposition or the government. In fact, my last trip to Japan was with Parliament speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia and other MPs from BNBC (Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club).

"We cannot stop CSIS from inviting us. But we do have our stand on the speech given (at the seminar). However, the participation by our MPs is not against Pakatan Rakyat's stand. So I think that it is perfectly normal for Wee to attend the event."

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Lagi laporan polis ke atas Gunasegaram

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 01:50 AM PST

Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (Mais) hari ini membuat laporan polis terhadap editor urusan akhbar The Star, P Gunasegaram dan Sister in Islam (SIS) yang didakwa membuat kenyataan yang menyentuh bidangkuasa raja-raja Melayu, urusan agama Islam dan hukum Syarak dan sensitiviti umat Islam. Laporan tersebut oleh setiausaha Mais, Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi di ibupejabat polis Shah Alam di seksyen 11. malaysiakini.com
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Home Minister declines to meet police shooting victim

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 01:39 AM PST

A 30-member delegation left Putrajaya disappointed today after Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein declined to accept their memo in person regarding the police shooting of unemployed single mom Norizan Salleh. Arriving at the Home Ministry around 11.30am, the group, made up of representatives from Pakatan Rakyat and ngos, were met by an unidentified batik-shirted man who met them in the lobby to receive the memorandum on behalf of the minister. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Truth behind acts of overcompensation

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 03:28 AM PST

In her article Condoms, Chinese and the constitution at Malaysiakini, sweetie Helen Ang revealed to us the attempts by Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, to intrude, interfere and impose his rigid sexual morality on non-Muslim Malaysians.

Sweetie told us the bloke wrote in an Utusan article titled
'Isu timbul kerana kejahilan beragama', that: "… liquor has now become a part of the Chinese culture/way of life, just like sex outside marriage".

He also said that the non-Malays "can go to Kuala Lumpur, drink arak and visit the nightclubs until they pass out because maybe their religions allow them to do so."

Let me answer that.

Firstly, liquor has always been a part of Chinese culture since time immemorial – it didn't start here in Malaysia. China's most famous poet Li Po was said to have fallen into a vat of wine while drunk, and drowned – what a … hic … way to go wakakaka!

As for sex outside marriage, I don't believe Chinese have the monopoly on such acts – just look around the world … well I won't say much here but I have Arab friends and I know how they behave when they see and are around women. There there is of course the domestic scene ... but 'nuff said ;-)

As for his assertion that "… non-Malays can go to Kuala Lumpur, drink arak and visit the nightclubs until they pass out because maybe their religions allow them to do so …", while I won't dispute the first part, that of pissing, puking and passing out which I had occasionally done (though I pride myself I don't puke nor pass out that easily wakakaka), I wonder how Ridhuan came to the offensive conclusion that our religions allow us to do so?

For your information, Ridhuan, some religions like Buddhism neither allow nor disallow - it's between our gods/beliefs and us, and not for some modern wannabe prophets to dictate to or threaten us, so kindly F* off.

Apart from intruding into our religious beliefs, Ridhuan seemed to be obsessed with the sexual activities of non-Muslims.

There are some like Ridhuan - Chinese Muslims or Muslim with a Chinese father and Malay mum, or with a Malay dad and a Chinese mum - who always feel a desperate need to prove to their Malay-Muslim counterparts that they are also Muslim tulin or Malay wannabe yang tulin.

Once my 'best friend' was one of them – he was always f* feral and ferocious in his Muslim-Malay-ness but only when there were Malays around, but would be the nicest and most secular-minded liberal when they weren't.

I regret not asking him why he had to so 'prove' his Muslim-Malay-ness because the poor bloke died in an unfortunate accident – I'll never ever know.

In some ways I feel sorry for this Ridhuan bloke who has obviously found himself or felt that he is in a social twilight zone, where he believes he is neither accepted here nor there, but wants to be, so has to keep trying.

Ridhuan should perhaps look at those people working in departments starting with the acronym of 'JAI-' because I recall one case where such an officer who caught a woman in a nightclub (or somewhere) offered to 'let her go' if she did a blowjob for him. I assure Ridhuan he isn't Chinese, and I doubt he offered to wear a condom for the blowjob.

Then there was that Zuok nightclub case where some 'JAI-' officers (obviously not Chinese) forced women to urinate in front of their hot hungry eyes. Rather pathetic to be so desperate - I have some old copies of 'Playboy' and 'Penthouse' I could donate to their office for their wanking pleasures.

Dr Ridhuan, kindly look into these incidents or you are the greatest hypocrite in moralising to non-Muslims.

Now I would like to refer again to my matey Dean John's article Umno boys protest too much which states words to the effect that when a bloke comes on mucho too macho, he could possibly be a monoclinous MSM.

Dean and I suspect that when someone overdoes something, or overcompensates, could it be that he wishes to hide another something, not unlike the above case of someone not quite Malay trying to over-prove his Malay-Muslim-ness?

Tongue-in-cheek, Dean pointed out that those UMNO Youth wannabe Hang Tuahs outside the Australian High Commission, with their wira-style headbands, looked more like Village People contingent in a gay-pride march than serious political protestors wakakaka!

Dean pointed out statistics have shown that as many as 10% of adult humans are either bi or gay, though a great many either deny or pretend they're not, especially in countries like Malaysia where it's against the law wakakaka.

Dean being Dean of course ended up by remarking that, "… as hopelessly heterosexual as I am, I've often wished I was at least bisexual so I could, as Woody Allen once famously remarked, have twice the chance of a date on Saturday nights".

I am more moderate - I think I'll settle for sweetie Helen Ang wakakaka (just a joke Helen) ;-)


Pantu News: Another NCR encroachment at Kpg Sungai Merah, Selantik

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 01:27 AM PST

Another writ of summons suit no 22,  Martin ak Lindang, Biju ak Nyelang, and Buang ak Jala and others from kpg Sungai Merah Pantu against Standard Point Sdn Bhd, Roundtree Timber sdn bhd, Director of forest Sarawak, Superintendent of Land survey Sarawak, starts 1st March 2010 in High court Kuching  for encroachment of their NCR land. Please come and support the indigenous people's struggle.


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