Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mahathir launches Malay-rights group Perkasa - Part II

Mahathir launches Malay-rights group Perkasa - Part II


Mahathir launches Malay-rights group Perkasa - Part II

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 06:42 AM PDT

... Ibrahim then hit out at dap's 'Malaysian Malaysia' and raised the spectre of the May 13, 1969 racial riots. Malaysian Malaysia "is aimed at seizing the special rights of Malays (and) doing away with the Malay rulers. Its objective is to bring about disturbances and to fracture the unity of ethnic communities in Malaysia," said the veteran politician.
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Who is the ULTRA here...?

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:37 PM PDT

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad officiated the Perkasa AGM Saturday, which was attended by about 10,000 people, as grand as any Umno general assembly. TDM is an Umno member while Ibrahim Ali is an ex. The objectives of Perkasa, among which is to uphold the rights of the Malays (including 'ketuanan Melayu' and the role of the Malay Rulers) is not only a challenge to Umno under the presidency of Najib Tun Razak but a rivalry to that of any other similar organisations.


Lim Kit Siang was fast to lament the gathering, calling TDM an ultra-nationalist (read h e r e) and labeling Ibrahim as building Perkasa on stilts of lies when he accused the DAP's 'Malaysian Malaysia' as the main cause for the May 13, 1969 riot.

TDM, according to LKS has come full circle, starting 'as an ultra and back to an ultra-nationalist' for throwing his support for Perkasa.

"Its a lie that DAP and the Malaysian Malaysia slogan were among the main factors that caused the May 13 riots", he said questioning the Pasir Mas MP for taking 41 years after the 1969 riots to make the 'discovery'.

"If DAP and Malaysian Malaysia were the causes of May 13 in 1969, DAP would have been banned long ago and DAP leaders would have languished in jail and unable to participate in Malaysian electoral politics in the past nine general elections. Or is Ibrahim suggesting that the Special Branch and the past five prime ministers had been remiss in their national duties in failing to take action against DAP, which he alleged as a threat to national security and perpetrator of May 13 riots?"

No comment but I believe what Kit Siang was trying to say is, Ibrahim who once sought his help when the latter was under detention, is now turning his back on his 'old friends' in effort to elevate his politics.

And I personally dont label anyone as 'ultra' for reasons like that. Ibrahim formed Perkasa on the ground that Umno is getting weaker (read Rockybru) and was not able to protect the interest of the Malays as it used to be. Is Umno really weak now? Najib got to answer that.

Again, Ibrahim wouldnt have mooted the idea if Umno really is in its original position... or is it anything to do with 'the Malays being deprived under 1Malaysia' ?


3,000 MCA DELEGATES & MEMBERS ATTEND 'FINAL' DINNER BEFORE ELECTIONS TOMORROW

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 08:47 AM PDT

About 3,000 delegates and members attended a dinner at the MCA headquarters tonight. Its comprised of 2,377 delegates and members.

Every candidate standing for election was present.

The Election tomorrow will finally determine the chart MCA is going to move.


Perkasa lodges police reports on Anwar & PKR sec-gen

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 05:41 AM PDT

About 50 Perkasa members marched from the PWTC to the nearby Sentul police station, where representatives from 13 Perkasa state divisions lodged reports against Anwar and PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution. Arman Azhar of Selangor Perkasa who led the delegation told reporters, "Perkasa is an organisation that defends the institution of the monarchy. We are here to defend the monarchy, because we view Anwar's actions as betrayal of the royals". Video by Hazlan Zakaria.
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Men love sophisticated partners, a new survey has shown that almost a third of Brits would have sex with anybody for 1 million pounds.

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 07:40 AM PDT

Sex with anyone for 1mn pounds
A new survey has shown that almost a third of Brits would have sex with anybody for 1 million pounds.
In the Durex British Sex Survey 2010, 65 per cent said that they would never cheat on their partner.
However, the poll of more than 12,000 people online showed that 45 per cent of have enjoyed phone sex.
"It all makes pretty steamy reading," the Sun quoted Durex spokeswoman Ruth Gresty as saying.
The study also revealed that 14 per cent of Brits secretly think about their ex when they are having sex and five per cent think about a workmate.
The average Brit now has sex three to four times a week and has slept with between two and five people.
A promiscuous two per cent claim to have bedded more than 100 lovers.
In the survey, 22 per cent confessed to never using a condom.

Sex with anyone for 1mn pounds A new survey has shown that almost a third of Brits would have sex with anybody for 1 million pounds.
In the Durex British Sex Survey 2010, 65 per cent said that they would never cheat on their partner.
However, the poll of more than 12,000 people online showed that 45 per cent of have enjoyed phone sex.
"It all makes pretty steamy reading," the Sun quoted Durex spokeswoman Ruth Gresty as saying.
The study also revealed that 14 per cent of Brits secretly think about their ex when they are having sex and five per cent think about a workmate.
The average Brit now has sex three to four times a week and has slept with between two and five people.
A promiscuous two per cent claim to have bedded more than 100 lovers.
In the survey, 22 per cent confessed to never using a condom.

'We have spent some years together, so now I know how he reacts in a particular situation. Our conversation doesn't go beyond the daily routine and even the pleasure in the bedroom is an alien term'

Such situations are definitely not uncommon. Many people who are in long-term relationships do encounter this phase. So why don't you plan some exotic surprises for your partner? Such that he's taken off guard and left asking for more.

Surprises need not necessarily be really pricey. What matters the most is your attitude, the way you show your concern and express your love towards your mate. Here are some innovative ideas…

Dare bare…

Men love it when their ladylove makes an extra effort to seduce their senses. All you need to do is to think out of the box!

Sangeeta Ahlawat, a HR manager says, "My husband always used to complain that I am not comfortable with my body. He said, it also made him conscious in bed. Just to prove him wrong, I planned to steal an idea from a Jennifer Aniston movie, The Break-Up. When my hubby was busy watching a cricket match on television, I took a walk in the living room, naked, to flaunt my newly waxed body. He couldn't believe his eyes and was with me on the bed in a matter of seconds."

It's not just a tattoo…

Men love sophisticated partners, but it does not mean that he does not want to see any wild streak in you. Give it a shot

Ratnika Singh, a marketing executive tells, "I am into a live-in relationship. It was our anniversary and there was nothing that I had not gifted him in three years. On our D-Day, I came back home early, left a trail of my clothes from the drawing room to the den. And on the bed, I laid nude. The surprise package was, his name was tattooed on my cleavage. My man has always seen me clad in formals and being on my best behaviour at all times. I guess he never expected me to do something wild like this. We are getting hitched soon, it really worked for me."

For girls, birthdays are always special

No matter how old your lady love is and how long have you been in a relationship, a girl always expects her beloved to make her birthday memorable.

Rakshit Malhotra, a MBA student reveals, "I thought the most romantic thing I could do for my girl was to wish her at midnight. I spoke to her for nearly two hours, but I felt she expected something more. At 2 in the night, I jumped my hostel gate and took an auto. Luckily, I found chocolates at a chemist shop. I stole a rose from a roadside florist and reached her house. Her room is on the first floor; I climbed up to the window somehow and slipped in the rose and chocolates. She still considers it as her best birthday gift."

A new survey has shown that almost a third of Brits would have sex with anybody for 1 million pounds.In the Durex British Sex Survey 2010, 65 per cent said that they would never cheat on their partner.However, the poll of more than 12,000 people online showed that 45 per cent of have enjoyed phone sex."It all makes pretty steamy reading," the Sun quoted Durex spokeswoman Ruth Gresty as saying.The study also revealed that 14 per cent of Brits secretly think about their ex when they are having sex and five per cent think about a workmate.The average Brit now has sex three to four times a week and has slept with between two and five people.A promiscuous two per cent claim to have bedded more than 100 lovers.In the survey, 22 per cent confessed to never using a condom.



Perwakilan MCA dihiburkan di KTV

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 07:25 AM PDT


Kempen pemilihan dalam MCA kini bertambah panas. Untuk malam terakhir, ketiga-tiga calun Presiden bersetuju untuk mengurangkan ketegangan dengan mengajak kesemua perwakilan ke sebuah pusat Karaoke.

Ketiga-tiga mereka diminta menyanyi oleh perwakilan-perwakilan. Pertama sekali naik adalah Chua Soi Lek. Dia memilih lagu rock rancak oleh Bon Jovi.

Apabila perwakilan dengar Soi Lek menyanyikan lirik "You give love a bad name", mereka sudah faham. Dia cuba memujuk perwakilan dengan memberitahu seseorang berniat jahat telah merosakkan hubungan cintanya dengan seorang wanita.

Melihat perwakilan berbisik sesama sendiri, Ong Ka Ting sudah boleh rasa perwakilan seolah-olah kasihan pada Soi Lek. Lalu dia minta izin Ong Tee Keat untuk nyanyi dahulu. Sebagai pemegang jawatan, Tee Keat rasa lebih baik dia nyanyi terakhir.

Ka Ting memilih lagu Beattles, "Get back." Setiap kali dia jerit "Get back!" perwakilan ikut serta menyebut "Get back to where you once belong." Suka Ka Ting melihat perwakilan menyanyi bersama. Hatinya bertambah yakin.

Ong Tee Keat punya giliran untuk menyanyi. Mula tadi dia merancang untuk nyanyi lagu Queens, "We are the champion" tapi sudah bertukar fikiran.

Lagu fikirannya adalah lagu Gloria Gaynor "I will survive." Hmmm ... macam tak meyakinkan saja.


launching Malay Delima2 Mahathir to Najib without Perkasa you are finish!

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 05:30 AM PDT



Fellow Rakyat, before we make nay further comments on these IDIOTS, WHO is/are PAYING for all these. VINCENT TAN?

Nice try by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but who is it exactly who has accused the Malays of stealing the wealth of the nation and denying the rights of non-Malays.

Who? No one.

Opening right-wing Malay group Perkasa's AGM today, the former PM asked for a comprehensive review to answer allegations that the Malays have stolen the country's wealth and denied the rights of non-Malays.

"I ask that if people want to accuse, make accusations that have basis, don't be unfair," Dr Mahathir told the Perkasa faithful.

"I am not racist, I love my country, we are not racists … if we cannot be fair to the Malays, then we cannot be fair to other races," he had said.

Dr Mahathir said: "If I am wrong, prove it to me, prove it to others."

Though his voice remained level, the 84-year-old still managed to stir the crowd this morning into a frenzy when he remarked on how unfair it was for non-Malays to be allowed to call Malays "pendatang (immigrants)" and not vice versa.

This is Dr Mahathir at his best. Create an accusation, level it at his enemies or rivals and claim that they started it.

It is clear that all the non-Malays want is not to be treated like tenants in the country.

As for for wealth, the accusation has been levelled against a small group of Malay elite by Malaysians who have seen the abuses and leakages, most of which happened during Dr Mahathir's time in government.

Today was an exercise in deflecting true cause of unhappiness and disaffection among Malays.

Today's sabre-rattling rhetoric appears to be also aimed at Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well.

On Tuesday, Najib is due to deliver a speech to outline administrative reforms and even possibly a timetable for removing subsidies and other crutches.

It remains to be seen if today's fighting talk from Dr Mahathir and other Perkasa leaders will lead to any dilution of Najib's New Economic Model.

Today's rhetoric also runs counter to Najib's vision of 1 Malaysia.

In his speech Dr Mahathir also spoke of how he thought public debate on the issue of race had led the country towards a state of instability.

His prescription is to put a lid on race issues because Malaysia's economic growth had been hampered.

The PM on the other hand has been trying to be inclusive in his public messages.

Through the New Economic Model Najib is also making an attempt at pursuing reforms and rectifying structural weaknesses in the country's administration.

He could most certainly do without Dr Mahathir and Perkasa.

TDM, you sure make your crucial mistake. When you were the PM and command 2/3rd majority in Parliament, why don't you get some legislation passed to make sure UMNO gives the protection which you are so desperate to need? If it's not UMNO, then it has to be PERKASA? What if PERKASA fails your expectation 5 or 10 years down the road? Then what? Declare an Emergency so your kind can be protected? You honestly think the 27million popuplation in this country needs a guy like you to champion your cause with a full consensus? Has age really catch up with your sanity? These are people who are the main beneficiaries of the NEP policies and just cannot accept changes of a more equitable system not just for the good of non-malays but for attracting investments to this country. You can see Mamak is still trying to control UMNO even after he stepped down as PM. I keep asking myself why he want to disrupt society and promote racism and I can only come to one conclusion, he wants to ultimately put his son on the throne that is why he is fighting hard to keep the malay voter's base who , especially the educated ones, are in opposition to them. He is also afraid of exposes of his & Co's corruption. If I were a malay I wouldn't want these type of champions who are mainly enriching themselves and driving away investors resulting in less employment opportunities for the people. In the end the majority of people will be poorer if you have more of such LUNATICS around.
"The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government was being bombarded by loud demands from all quarters for a bigger slice of the economic pie.. " This "Mamak" (Melayu-celup) is feeling very insecure.
Forced to bear his true racist-self, lying from an ultra-right racist movement's general meeting by saying "I am not a racist, I love my country, we are not racist………". Who is he trying to fool? Some innocent Malays? We thought UMNO has learnt its lesson when Kerismuddin last raised the keris high in thirst of non Malay blood. Are they not trying to fool Malaysians again by subcontracting this keris demonstration to PERKASA and done in UMNO's owned PWTC and in the presence of bapa racist Mahathir. Who is UMNO fooling ?
This ever weakening UMNO/BN government seems incapable of covering and protecting his past misdeeds against this nation and its citizen for much longer. The Rakyat are now wiser.
Mahathir is the one who caused UMNO to weaken.
Yes, it is he who got the UMNO putras additcted to corruption and history shows that a corrupted socity will eventually crumple.
The signs are showing in UMNO now. As a last grasp for its life, it is blaming other races for its failure.
Mahathir is a real hipocryte. For more than 22 years in power, now he is blaming others for UMNO weakness. Shame on you. A good number of years since merdeka UMNO had been under his control. Yet just after less than a decade , suddenly UMNO became crippled??? Ha!Ha! Mahathir is responsible for its weakness
He is whipping a group of Malays in to a state of frenzy with twisted words and warps logic, hoodwinked and deceives his listeners to do his dirty bidding. Using a group of innocent Malays to protect own arse. Ibrahim Ali, who are you trying to fool? A fat ass like you want to fight with your little crooked dagger as ketuanan champion? We can pick any kid and he would kick your fat ass in 2 seconds flat. What a clown.
PS: Notice that mamak halfheartedly raising his hands while the rest of the asses were raising their outstretched hands. .Mamak doesn't look so committed or confident to me.
Mahathir is right. UMNO is weak, so now comes Perkasa. UMNO(Baru) never fought for the Malays or the rakyat. Who was at the helm if not Mahathir? UMNO was busy enriching its cronies. UMNO(baru) took over from UMNO and now Perkasa is 'taking over' the role. UMNO(Baru) is in its death-bed.
This "mamak" lead this nation down a wrong path, toward an abyss. He short-changed the nation that trusted him. He cheated this nation together with majority of the Malays. The whole nation is still suffering from the evil seeds that he sow.
DON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN!!



MCA presidential race too close to call

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:55 AM PDT


Uncertainty continues to reign over who will claim the bitterly-contested MCA presidency, even as the final hours on the campaign clock for tomorrow's party polls tick away.
One thing is for certain, the party's 2,378 delegates are expected to turn out in full force to cast their ballots in an election that will determine the party's survival following the protracted leadership crisis.

Since 3pm today, the MCA party headquarters was crawling with delegates arriving from across the country, all eager to get a head start in registering their names for the second party election in two years.

Tonight, all candidates will get their last swipe at grabbing support for themselves, as party delegates converge for a pre-EGM dinner at the party's headquarters on Jalan Ampang here.

Until this evening, however, there was still no clear indication which of the presidential hopefuls — incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, former deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek or former president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting — have garnered the most support in the very close race.

Talk is that Tee Keat is popular with the general public; Dr Chua has the party grassroots support; while Ka Ting is in the lead with many of the party veterans. But their fate lies in the hands of the 2,378 delegates and not those outside the Dewan San Choon polling station.

Over the week, Tee Keat, who was once touted as the underdog in the fight, seemed to have turned things in his favour, with a public poll showing he has support to continue as party president.

The embattled leader, with persistency and consistency in propagating his transformation and change agenda, has gone on a tell-all binge by hinting to the people how he had become a victim of an intricate conspiracy engineered by his predecessor, Ka Ting.

Tee Keat had, however, steered clear of passing judgement on his other rival, Dr Chua, and had chosen instead to expound on his greater plans for the future of MCA.

Dr Chua, however, wasted no time in playing the role of the injured party and lamented how he had been the target of a vicious plan to oust him before his time, in the 2007 sex DVD scandal that prematurely ended his political career.

By pre-empting any moves from his political foes to use the sex scandal to demonise him, it appeared that it was Dr Chua who cleverly used the controversy as his trump card.

His message is clear: "I admitted my mistake but they kicked me out again. Do not use this forever against me. The other two have had the chance to serve as president while I have not. Give me that chance."

Ka Ting, in the meantime, has been on a tireless journey across the country, rounding up support from old friends and colleagues from the grassroots, hoping to revive their belief in him.

His campaign stance is to tell the people, "Forget the other two, they were the cause of this crisis. You know me; I have worked for five years as president. Vote for me, I can unite the factions."

Denying that he wants to be seen as a saviour of the party, Ka Ting told The Malaysian Insider on nomination day that, "I am not here as a faction, I am here to unite the factions."

How much inroads these three candidates have made over the past week will be revealed when the results come out after 7pm tomorrow.

CC candidate Datuk Tan Chin Meng told The Malaysian Insider this evening that the atmosphere at Dewan San Choon was almost palpable this afternoon, charged with excitement and hope.

"People were in good spirits. There was no indication of any tenseness and I think this is because everyone is ready for a good show tomorrow," he said.

He added that it was hard to judge from the events of the past week just how much support any of the three presidential candidates had.

"The turnout at dinners and luncheons during the candidates' campaign trails cannot be any indication of support. Similarly, if a function receives poor response, it does not mean that the delegates are not in support of the candidate.

"Somehow, with the present crisis having extended for so long, it looks as if everyone wants to cast their own votes and not the votes they were told to cast by their divisional leaders," he said.

Tan added that tomorrow's expected mammoth turnout would be reflective of just how concerned the party's delegates were over the state of MCA and how badly they wanted the fresh polls to lead them out of crisis.

Former CC member Wong Nai Chee agreed with Tan and reiterated how crowd size at campaign functions were poor yardsticks to measure support.

"People may greet you with a smile but they may not vote for you. Or they may not attend your luncheon but they could still vote for you. Crowd size, to me, is just a smoke screen.

"We cannot gauge at this point just who has the most support," he said.

CC candidate Gan Ping Sieu agreed that Tee Keat's support lay with the general public and that this may not be translated into votes, since it would be the central delegates who would become kingmakers, not the public.

"But you never know. If everyone truly wants the party out of this crisis, the delegates have to take heed of what the public want from the party because they would be the ones determining our survival in the next party elections," he said.

Until zero hour, however, the air of uncertainty still hangs heavily over the future of MCA.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


Mahathir launches Malay-rights group Perkasa

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:04 AM PDT

Malay-based interest group Perkasa launched its first annual general meeting (AGM) today at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur despite being hit recently by major blows to its image. Last week, the Selangor Sultan turned down Perkasa's invitation to attend the event. This was followed later this week by snubs from government-linked companies (glcs), many of whose ceos also declined to attend Perkasa's inaugural AGM.
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Perkasa claims Malays deserve 67pc wealth

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:44 AM PDT



Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali today claimed Bumiputeras should rightly own 67 per cent of the nation's economic wealth, as it was the majority group in Malaysia.

He also insisted the government must include affirmative action in the New Economic Model (NEM), adding that Bumiputeras' economic equity must reach 30 per cent before the country reaches its goal as a developed nation in 2020.

"Malaysia comprises 55 per cent Malays and 12 per cent of other Bumiputeras, which [is] total [of] 67 per cent Bumiputeras. Therefore, the nation's wealth must be 67 per cent for Bumiputeras but we get 30 per cent only," the Malay rights movement president said at the inaugural Perkasa congress here today.

"Therefore it must be explained that in a democracy, the majority is regarded as the national agenda. The country's economy must be divided in accordance with the distribution of the population," added the independent Pasir Mas MP.

Ibrahim stressed that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must defend the rights of the Malay community even as he tries to reform the country's economy, if he expects to gain their backing.

"If the New Economic Model is based on Articles 152 and 153 of the nation's constitution, then I am confident that Perkasa and Malay Consultative Council (MPM) will give their full support to Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the prime minister of Malaysia and president of Umno.

"Umno is a Malay party and champions the Malay community. Umno must be strong in defending the interests and demands of the Malays, if they want to remain relevant as Malay party and get strong support from the Malays," said the Perkasa founder.

He warned the country's leaders to be sensitive of issues affecting Islam, Malays and Bumiputeras.

"Any decision on policies affecting Islam, Malays and Bumiputera must be carefully considered. The heart and soul of the Muslim community must not be wounded. There can be no political security without the political power of the majority from the Muslim community," he added.

Perkasa has been campaigning that NEM should not sideline the Malays and remains in line with Article 153 and the 10 parts contained within, the first of which makes it incumbent for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak.

Perkasa, which set up the MPM, expressed concern that the NEM would erase affirmative action policies and increase the monopoly of the country's economy by the Chinese community.

Perkasa economic bureau director Dr Zubir Harun has said the movement feared that the NEM would have a Chinese agenda, and warned that the Chinese community would use the next general election to take over the country.

Najib, who is also finance minister, will receive the comprehensive NEM report from the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) at the Invest Malaysia forum next Tuesday.

He has said the NEM will be announced in two stages to include public feedback, before being included in the 10th Malaysia Plan being tabled this June.

Suara Perkasa was also formally launched today.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


Moment of Truth for MCA

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:34 AM PDT


Once again, the moment has arrived for the MCA central delegates to elect a new batch of office-bearers in the party's re-election tomorrow.
The fate of the contesting candidates lies in the hands of 2,378 delegates to determine the party's moment of truth.
 
For the delegates, this is the third time they are voting since the party election on Oct 18 in 2008.
 
When they voted the second time on Oct 10, last year, the delegates made dramatic decisions on three resolutions which has led to tomorrow's re-election which will see a record 101 candidates contesting.
 
This re-election is also a very crowded affair. Except for the deputy president's post, candidates will literally have to elbow one another to stand out and get elected in the very limited seats on offer.
 
The president's post will see a three-corner fight among incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, his former deputy, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, and immediate past president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting.
 
Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha and Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai are gunning for the number two post, while 10 candidates are vying for the limited four vice-president seats.
 
The remaining 86 have their sights on being Central Committee (CC) members.
 
With only a day to go, candidates are pulling all their resources, with their campaign machinery going on overdrive to fish as many votes as possible to enable them to cling to the much sought-after positions.
 
But their campaign trails appear to be marred by unfortunate incidents, including allegations of vote buying.
 
Personal attacks, at their most subtle, were also engaged, where some quarters had called on delegates not to elect certain candidates with tainted image or "recycled leaders".
 
However, will the delegates be swayed by all these "propaganda" and manifestoes of candidates in their quest to save the party?
 
"Personally, I do not think so. They are smart. But then again, they already know who to vote, so it won't be difficult even though the list may appear to be too crowded," a delegate from Pagoh said.
 
He also felt that the crowded contest was a sign that democracy in the party was very well alive.
 
"And why not? Everyone who thinks he or she is capable, they deserve the right and the opportunity to serve the party," he said.
 
But the situation may not be healthy as former party secretary-general Tan Sri Ting Chew Peh put it:
 
"They are so many of them (constesting for CC), some of the names, unfortunately, I don't even know who they are."
 
Meanwhile on the ground, the preparations are almost 100 per cent done, according to secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng.
 
He told Bernama that the election results would be known, latest by 7 pm.
 
Will the delegates exercise their right wisely? Or, will they pull another big surprise like they did in the Oct 10 extraordinary general meeting last year?
 
The answer lies in MCA's 'Clash of the Titans' at Wisma MCA tomorrow.

courtesy of Malaysian Digest


Where have MCA’s young gone?

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:29 AM PDT


The MCA party elections tomorrow sees a crowded field of 101 candidates vying for 31 posts, with most of them aged over 40 and reflective of the 62-year-old party's inability to attract new blood to its ranks.
Former party president Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting has entered the fray for a grab at his old post, fighting incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, and former deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek. The two Ongs are 53, while Dr Chua is 63.

Others vying for the top posts are not much younger than those contesting the top post, leading to concerns that the party may not be relevant to the youth, who now form the bulk of the Malaysian electorate. The median age of voters in Election 2008 was 25.

Political analyst Khoo Kay Peng said MCA, the second largest component party in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, is suffering from brain drain because it was still using an old script.

He explained that Chinese party was caught in a time warp because it belonged to the old political, race-based framework with Umno as the dominant party.

"The young will continue to remain not attracted to MCA as long as it is seen as being subservient to Umno," Khoo told The Malaysian Insider

He also pointed out that today's youth also spoke a totally different language from MCA and were rejecting race-based politics.

And unlike parties in developed democracies, where there is survival of the fittest and leaders are easily replaced,

MCA continues to field either tainted leaders or those past their best, such as the three presidential contenders.

Below them is a straight fight for deputy president between Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, 60, and Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, 49.

The 10 contenders for the four vice-president posts are all old hands, including 67-year-old former Serdang MP, Datuk Yap Pian Hon, who is hoping to stage a political come back.

Yap had contested for the same position six times, winning it on three occasions.

Political writer Josh Hong believed MCA's old guard dilemma stems from the long tenure of former MCA president, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, who was helmed the party for over 16 years before he stepped down in 2003.

According to Hong, many — if not most — of Sunday's candidates, including Yap and his fellow vice-president contender Datuk Seri Donald Lim Siang Chai, have been waiting for a long time on the sidelines to rise up in the party ranks.

Ka Ting, who succeeded Ling, made the situation worse by grooming only his own people.

"Many of the current candidates are now using the current MCA leadership crisis to serve their own interests," Hong said.

He believed that MCA cannot attract the best young minds as long as it was seen playing second fiddle to Umno and unable to assert itself, adding the young would rather join the opposition, including DAP and even PKR.

Liau Kok Fah, who is the civil rights committee chairman from the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, concurred with Hong.

He said young people increasingly see MCA as being irrelevant, and neither felt nor believed they would have a future in the party.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


part 2 Ezam and Anuar Shaari pocketed George Soros US10million this taxidriver pick frightened Zul Noordin who told the whole truth

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:26 AM PDT

MAY BE THIS PERSON THE THIRD FORCE?


This is what we have to say to Ezam;
Mana duit George Soros US10million yang engkau dan Anuar Shaari "bedal" dulu? Ada lagi dalam account kamu di Hong Kong?

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Part1 ghost Altantuya says: " I'm Back. this taxidriver pick frightened Zul Noordin who told the whole truth to this taxidriver

BN has over the last few decades consistently taking bribes, under table payments and gets corrupted to its core. Stand in front of the mirror before making anymore statements.B.N is always consistent in corruption, abuse of power dulu..kini dan selamanya

Raja Petra Kamarudin vs Ghani Patail,MACC stumped An unbelievable spectacle took place the prosecution and defense blocking the line of questioning.


THEBIGDOGDOTCOMBLOG RUN BY ANOTHER BLOGGERis directly involve withMP Zulkifli Noordin

Datuk Seri Najib Razak is keen to meet Kulim Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Noordin who claimed he was instructed to link the prime minister and his wife to the sensational Altantuya Shaariibuu murder.

Zulkifli made the claim in his first address to Parliament last Wednesday as an independent — weeks after being sacked from PKR for indiscipline. But he has refused to say if his former party had ordered him to do so.

"I will gladly meet Zul Noordin. I want to find out the truth. The truth will come out soon," Najib told reporters after chairing an Umno supreme council meeting at the party headquarters here.

Najib and his wife have denied all links to the murder but remain clouded by allegations as the two elite policemen convicted of Altantuya's murder were once part of their security detail. A Najib associate, political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, was acquitted of all charges linked to the murder.

Zulkifli had alleged that he was offered "a reward that could shake someone's faith" by a third party to draft a statutory declaration to implicate Najib and Rosmah, saying the offer was made in the course of the trial where he was the counsel for Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, one of the three accused in the murder.

Though he did not reveal who the third party was, speculation is rife that the accusation was targeted towards the top leadership of his former party.

Zulkifli said later he would like to meet the PM to apologise for the alleged links to the case. Najib has sworn on the Quran that he is not linked to the case.

The Altantuya murder was one of the primary ammunition used by the opposition to attack the ruling Barisan Nasional government before Election 2008 and subsequently for most of the nine by-elections since the landmark vote which saw the opposition Pakatan Rakyat sweep through four more states and win 82 federal seats.

Azilah and his co-accused Corporal Sirul Azhar have appealed against their sentence but the opposition has persistently tried to link Najib and wife to the murder

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The highly irregular nature of this case was also marked by frequent and mysterious changes of legal personnel, resulting in a complete changeover of the defense team, the prosecutors and the judge even before the hearings began. These weird phenomena were crowned by the shock appearance of a new team of prosecutors who were appointed only hours before the hearing was supposed to begin, thus necessitating an impromptu postponement of the trial for two weeks. None of these changes of legal personnel has been properly explained, except for the resignation of Abdul Razak's first lawyer; Zulkifli Noordin, quit, he said, because of "serious interference by third parties".Zulkifli Noordin ASKED WHAT DID HE MEAN BY 'TENTATIVE CHARGE BUT ALL IS NOT LOST'? On 11th October, Malaysia Today carried a post entitled 'Abuse of power by the Deputy Prime Minister' that laid out a series of sms'es alleged to have passed between Najib and senior lawyer Shafee Abdullah in relation to Razak Baginda's arrest and remand in the days before Baginda was charged. Najib was publicly asked to comment about these sms'es and he never denied the authenticity of the same.Now, there's one other exchange of sms'es, this time allegedly between Razak Baginda and Najib. I do not recall Najib himself having ever addressed or denied or admitted the correctness or otherwise of these sms'es directly, as he did with the series of sms'es referred to in the MT posting.I am referring to the 2 sms'es mentioned at paragraphs 51 and 52 of the first statutory declaration of private investigator Balasubramaniam. Let me reproduce below both paragraphs 51 and 52 of that first statutory declaration.51. On the day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, I was with him at his lawyers office at 6.30am. Abdul Razak Baginda informed us that he had sent Najib Razak an SMS the evening before as he refused to believe he was to be arrested, but had not received a response. 52. Shortly thereafter, at about 7.30am, Abdul Razak Baginda received an SMS from Najib Razak and showed, this message to both myself and his lawyer. This message read as follows: " I am seeing IGP at 11am today … matter will be solved … be cool". He saidUnder these circumstances, the public must brace itself for more aberrant scenarios from this court,like An unbelievable spectacle took place in the bizarre murder trial of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaaribuu on June 29. the combined forces of the prosecution and defense blocking the line of questioning.However, despite such new suppression, irreversible damage is done. There is little doubt that Najib is deeply troubled and his political position seriously weakened.Manipulation That this murder case has been subjected to serious political manipulation has been obvious from the very start, when the police commenced their highly questionable investigation, right through to the present trial when the conduct of lawyers for both sides appear increasingly dubious. Instead of the prosecutor seeking the truth and the defense lawyer fighting for the accused, both seem preoccupied with an overriding mission – to prevent the whole truth from emerging. Their combined efforts to cover up the issue of the immigration record and the identity of Najib Razak in the picture are just two examples of such conduct.Less than 24 hours later, he retracted the SD and disappeared from the scene. Now he has re-emerged. In an 88-second undated video clip, he says that he was offered RM5 million to retract that damning statutory declaration.

The highly irregular nature of this case was also marked by frequent and mysterious changes of legal personnel, resulting in a complete changeover of the defense team, the prosecutors and the judge even before the hearings began. These weird phenomena were crowned by the shock appearance of a new team of prosecutors who were appointed only hours before the hearing was supposed to begin, thus necessitating an impromptu postponement of the trial for two weeks. None of these changes of legal personnel has been properly explained, except for the resignation of Abdul Razak's first lawyer; Zulkifli Noordin, quit, he said, because of "serious interference by third parties".
Under these circumstances, the public must brace itself for more aberrant scenarios from this court, while Najib and his supporters may have to keep their fingers crossed in the days ahead when many more witnesses have yet to walk through what must appear to Najib as a minefield.
On a more serious note, this unseemly trial does not exactly add credit to Malaysia's system, whose already wretched image

However, despite such new suppression, irreversible damage is done. There is little doubt that Najib is deeply troubled and his political position seriously weakened.
Manipulation
That this murder case has been subjected to serious political manipulation has been obvious from the very start, when the police commenced their highly questionable investigation, right through to the present trial when the conduct of lawyers for both sides appear increasingly dubious. Instead of the prosecutor seeking the truth and the defense lawyer fighting for the accused, both seem preoccupied with an overriding mission – to prevent the whole truth from emerging. Their combined efforts to cover up the issue of the immigration record and the identity of Najib Razak in the picture are just two examples of such conduct.
Less than 24 hours later, he retracted the SD and disappeared from the scene. Now he has re-emerged. In an 88-second undated video clip, he says that he was offered RM5 million to retract that damning statutory declaration.
The highly irregular nature of this case was also marked by frequent and mysterious changes of legal personnel, resulting in a complete changeover of the defense team, the prosecutors and the judge even before the hearings began. These weird phenomena were crowned by the shock appearance of a new team of prosecutors who were appointed only hours before the hearing was supposed to begin, thus necessitating an impromptu postponement of the trial for two weeks. None of these changes of legal personnel has been properly explained, except for the resignation of Abdul Razak's first lawyer; Zulkifli Noordin, quit, he said, because of "serious interference by third parties".

Under these circumstances, the public must brace itself for more aberrant scenarios from this court, while Najib and his supporters may have to keep their fingers crossed in the days ahead when many more witnesses have yet to walk through what must appear to Najib as a minefield.
On a more serious note, this unseemly trial does not exactly add credit to Malaysia's system, whose already wretched image

while Najib and his supporters may have to keep their fingers crossed in the days ahead when many more witnesses have yet to walk through what must appear to Najib as a minefield. now you belief me he asked this taxidriver

RAJA PETRA, CONTACTED BY MALAYSIAKINI, HAS CONFIRMED THE CONTENT OF THE DOCUMENT.

HE FURTHER ALLEGED THAT HE HAS ALSO BEEN 'RELIABLY INFORMED' THAT PRIME MINISTER ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI KNOWS OF NAJIB'S (RIGHT) WIFE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT.

"[...] ABDULLAH HAS RECEIVED A WRITTEN REPORT FROM MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMING WHAT I HAVE REVEALED AND THIS REPORT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY HANDED OVER TO HIS SON-IN-LAW KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN FOR SAFEKEEPING," HE SAID.

APART FROM ABDULLAH AND KHAIRY, RAJA PETRA CLAIMED "ONE OF THE (MALAY) RULERS" HAS ALSO BEEN BRIEFED ABOUT THE MATTER AND IS FULLY AWARE OF THE ALLEGATION.

HE SAID HE HAS AGREED NOT TO REVEAL THEIR NAMES OTHER THAN MENTION THAT THE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS SON-IN-LAW HAVE BEEN GIVEN A COPY OF THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE'S REPORT."IT'S MINDBOGGLING!" – THAT'S HOW RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN'S STATUTORY DECLARATION ALLEGING THAT DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER NAJIB'S WIFE WAS AT THE MURDER SCENE OF MONGOLIAN NATIONAL ALTANTUYA SHAARIIBUU WAS DESCRIBED TODAY.

AN AIDE TO NAJIB ABDUL RAZAK ALSO SAID THEY WERE AWARE OF THIS LATEST CLAIM MADE BY RAJA PETRA, WHO ALSO RUNS THE 'MALAYSIA TODAY' WEBSITE.

"AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE LOOKING INTO IT. THIS IS A VERY MIND-BOGGLING STATUTORY DECLARATION," SAID THE AIDE WHEN CONTACTED.THE LATEST ALLEGATION HURLED AT ROSMAH MANSOR WAS MADE BY WELL-KNOWN BLOGGER RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN VIA A STATUTORY DECLARATION (BELOW) SIGNED AT THE KUALA LUMPUR HIGH COURT ON WEDNESDAY

Segara also said he was rather amazed, based on details in the affidavit, that the medical conditions allegedly suffered by Abdul Razak was not detected by the Gleneages Medical Centre but was determined when he sought treatment in Kuala Lumpur Hospital after his remand.
Segara also said the offence Abdul Razak was charged with is serious and non-bailable.
However he said, Abdul Razak can at anytime approach the court if his medical condition, as claimed, became evident and the court would consider his application for bail at that time, based on evidence produced. — The Sun, 19 January 2007
Judge: Enough grounds to prove Razak abetted in murder
This caused Justice Segara to interject: "You have got here a person who claims that he had killed before and he can settle your problem."
"And what is your problem? You were threatened by a woman and you want her out of sight. Period. Yet, you go on dealing with that police officer."
Wong (referring to affidavit and reading): I (Razak) told Chief Insp Azilah not to do anything untoward against Altantuya. If any such thing were to happen to her, her family will look for me. I believe that as a police officer, he would not commit a crime. I only asked him to get police to patrol around my house. I gave him my address and Hotel Malaya where the deceased was staying.
Judge: Whatever for did he give the address of the hotel to this man who said he had killed before? The relationship had ended in 2005 and suddenly, she is back in the picture in 2006. You don't call the authority but a crime was committed after that.
Wong: The accused took Chief Insp Azilah as a police officer who can help.
Judge: Is your client an ordinary layman for you to give me such an answer?
Wong: My client did admonish Chief Insp Azilah.
Judge: Why call Azilah and not the police directly?
Wong: To protect the family.
Judge: This is your version but there are a lot of gaps. This is one man who claimed he had killed yet you went to him.
Wong: But the accused had admonished him.
Judge: Who is he to admonish a police officer? He had no right. Is he the boss of this person? Is he the IGP? These are questions that you cannot run away from answering.
Wong: He wanted Azilah to help him in a legal manner.
Judge: Come on, you expect the court to believe this? He has such a big establishment. He can just walk into the Brickfields police station and see someone. Anyway, I have not formed any conclusion about your client's guilt. I am only questioning based on what is stated in the affidavit.
"The whole thing is here. He called the person to get rid of her. No need to go any further in relation to abetment. The police officer is no longer helping him as a police. He is there in his personal capacity. This particular episode has flashed the entire abetment act."
Justice Segara said that it was in this light that the court would look at the case.
"We will only know at the time of the trial when we hear all the other people's versions. Then, we will know whether he had asked to kill or not. At the moment, he abetted in contacting Azilah, knowing very well that he had killed six people," he said. — The Star, 20 January 2007

FACE TO FACE THE TAXIDRIVER PICKED GHOST Atlantuya


Atlantuya RELATES TO HIM WHAT REALY HAPPEN

WHAT DID HE MEAN BY 'TENTATIVE CHARGE BUT ALL IS NOT LOST'?
On 11th October, Malaysia Today carried a post entitled 'Abuse of power by the Deputy Prime Minister' that laid out a series of sms'es alleged to have passed between Najib and senior lawyer Shafee Abdullah in relation to Razak Baginda's arrest and remand in the days before Baginda was charged.
Najib was publicly asked to comment about these sms'es and he never denied the authenticity of the same.
Now, there's one other exchange of sms'es, this time allegedly between Razak Baginda and Najib. I do not recall Najib himself having ever addressed or denied or admitted the correctness or otherwise of these sms'es directly, as he did with the series of sms'es referred to in the MT posting.

I am referring to the 2 sms'es mentioned at paragraphs 51 and 52 of the first statutory declaration of private investigator Balasubramaniam. Let me reproduce below both paragraphs 51 and 52 of that first statutory declaration.

51. On the day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, I was with him at his lawyers office at 6.30am. Abdul Razak Baginda informed us that he had sent Najib Razak an SMS the evening before as he refused to believe he was to be arrested, but had not received a response.

52. Shortly thereafter, at about 7.30am, Abdul Razak Baginda received an SMS from Najib Razak and showed, this message to both myself and his lawyer. This message read as follows: " I am seeing IGP at 11am today … matter will be solved … be cool".

Like all of you, I am aware of Bala's second statutory declaration contradicting the first, but we also have to acknowledge that the circumstances surrounding the making and public announcement of the second statutory declaration, and the subsequent disappearance of the maker of both, might make it prudent for us to defer adjudging which of the two statutory declarations narrates the truth until such time that Bala is available to fully disclose andexplain the circumstances surrounding the making of both statutory delcarations.AS THE TAXI DRIVER SAW…ALTANTUYA'S LAST HOURS.

Her last journey starts at night when she gives a slip to bala's men watching her movements, she took her last taxi ride from hotel Malaya to bagindas house. What could have been the topic of her discussion with the taxi driver? Was he the one who took down the car registration no, which was used in a grab at bagindas house?.
What she told about own P.I WHO abandon her at the last moment, she was helpless? As the taxi stop she was grabbed and bundled into that car and driven off. If only they had waited, for the taxi go then they had grabbed her, they could have pull off the perfect encounter.
With her name erased from the immigration entries, she will be in the missing persons list. But god was on her side that day, because she had to be scarified, in order to bring to open the evil forces that are planning to rule this country. But to PAS PRESIDENT it just a murder why we have to make it an issue out of it?

The taxi driver went back to the stand at hotel Malaya to be confronted by the victim's cousin sister to whom he gave the vital informations. The Rest is history…………………………

NOW LISTEN TO THE VOICES FROM THE JUNGLES OR THIS IS AN ACCONT OF THE PERSON WITH CONSCIENCE WHO WAS AT PLACE OF THE TORTURE CHAMBER.READMORE

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MIC wins fight for Hulu Selangor slot

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:24 AM PDT

MIC will be flying Barisan Nasional's colours in the coming Hulu Selangor by-election, after the coalition chose to stick to the status quo despite rumblings from Umno Selangor.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed a preference to "honour" the arrangements made during Election 2008, after chairing an Umno supreme council meeting yesterday.

"Umno will honour its agreement... Datuk Seri Najib also wants it this way," a member of the supreme council told The Malaysian Insider.

Nevertheless, the council member said the matter was not raised during the meeting last night: "There were no direct discussions (of the matter) but we will honour the agreement from before, which means that MIC will contest (the seat)."

The council member personally felt that MIC should continue to fight for the seat, seeing as how it ran under the BN banner two years ago.

MIC has been contesting the Hulu Selangor seat since the 1980s.

The person quipped that while Umno would continue to back Datuk G. Palanivel, they hoped "there will be a renewed Palanivel."

"Of course there is a difference in opinions, that's normal, but it does not mean we will discard agreements from before," the council member added.

Last night, Najib said he would be meeting with MIC president, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, to discuss the matter of the BN candidate for Hulu Selangor.

"I will have a meeting with the MIC president," he said after chairing an Umno supreme council meeting at the party headquarters.

Najib, who is also chairman of BN, was responding to a statement from Samy Vellu nominating Palanivel as the coalition's candidate for the upcoming by-election.

At the same time, Umno Selangor was also pushing for the seat to be given to the Malay party, and had touted former mentri besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib as a possible runner.

The Hulu Selangor seat fell vacant following the death of Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad two days ago.

Zainal Abidin won the seat in Election 2008, defeating Palanivel by a wafer-thin 198-vote majority.

The Election Commission will announce the date for the by-election this Friday.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


Uthayakumar for Hulu Selangor?

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:26 AM PDT

Malaysiakini - Manoharan urges PKR to field Uthaya.

DAP Manoharan has set the cat among the pigeons.

Putting aside Uthayakumar's political prospects in the Hulu Selangor by-election, Manoharan's proposal if taken up would be a coup, well, at least on the surface. It will bring Hindraf or whatever remains of that once-amazing movement on side with Pakatan, and avoid the vote splitting that Uthayakumar has threatened against Pakatan in a number of crucial seats for the next election.

It will also mollify Uthayakumar as he would feel he has been accepted and acknowledged by Pakatan leaders as not only a peer but a 'mover', a big time pollie, so to speak. That has been his siren cry all the while but alas, he did it in such a nasty petulant manner that no one, least of all the DAP (who had fought for him when he was under ISA detention), wants to have anything to do with such a self-centred person.


Of course if he wins in Hulu Selangor, wow, he will see it as vindication of his god-like personality.

But will Pakatan take up on Manoharan's advice?

If it does, many may feel that Pakatan is kowtowing to an Uthayakumar's threat of a three-corner fight in some crucial seats in the next election. Does one want to go down such a path, succumbing to threats, when it will set a very dangerous precedent?

Many in Pakatan opine that Uthayakumar as a person is so conceited that he can easily become a frog if Pakatan doesn't let him have his way, each and everytime he demands something!

I personally feel that Uthayakumar has burnt his bridges with Pakatan, especially the DAP. He crossed the Rubicon when he made unwarranted petulant attacks against Lim GE and Dr Ramasamy, and in the most outrageously vilifying manner against the latter - as Penangites would describe him for that most lamentable behaviour, 'pehboe boe kar see' (wasn't taught good manners by his parents).

Despite Uthayakumar's potential to lose some seats for Pakatan in the next election I don't believe it is possible or wise to accept this man in as a Pakatan candidate. He isn't a team player, and the space in Pakatan, wide as it is in housing PAS, PKR, PSM and DAP with their ideological difference, is unlikely to, nor ever will accommodate the size of Uthayakumar's head.

But then, politics is the art of making the impossible possible! Regrets come a second.


“Bagus lagi masuk hutan”

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:53 AM PDT

I attended to an emergency yesterday.

When things were more calm, an old couple came up to me and enquired about a relative's whereabouts.

"Doktor, boleh tanya, di mana si Maziah bt Ahmad (not the patient's real name)?"

I asked a few questions and shortlisted the patient's possible locations.

"Tunggu ah, saya bantu telefon"

I actually found the patient at first attempt.

The achievement was uncannily more uplifting than reviving a corpse.

"Mari, man, ikut saya..Sekarang masuk Hospital Queen macam masuk hutan, susah mau cari saudara kau."

"Bagus lagi masuk hutan, doctor. Sekurang-kurangnya di hutan, saya pandai cari jalan," was his reply.

Sums up the shitty state of healthcare in Sabah doesn't it?


How to mend a broken mirror?

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:38 AM PDT

The campaign for the presidency of the second biggest component party is in the last leg.

There are 3 candidates:

1. One candidate says: I can unite the party

2. Another candidate says: I come back to save the party

3. The incumbent says: I can reform the party

But in politics, do not believe what is said. It is just euphmism, as I have mentioned in my post: Euphemism for the political novice. Just ot refresh some of the euphmism posted in that post:

  • you want to chop someone — reshuffle
  • you are forced to patch up with your enemy — unity plan.
  • Patch up with an enemy with great influence – Greater Unity plan.
  • talking about your enemy — he is still my friend
  • you want to stab him at the back — he is still my friend but principle more important than friendship

When someone says that " I can unite the party", it simply means that once he wins, he will chop off all those who oppose him.

When someone says" Only I can save the party", it means that he is going to go back to the past, and repeat his mediocre performance.

Polls outside the party has shown that most people wanted the third to win, at least to see whether he can really reform.. But unfortunately those outside who were polled cannot vote , and this party has a tradition of not listening to the very group of people outside that it claims to represent. So if the community wants the third to win, the delegates will probably do the opposite.

Whoever won, it would be an uphill task to win their traditional seats in the next GE, and it would be almost impossible to unite the party.

I can't help but think of the Bee Gee's sound "How to mend a broken Heart"? Only this time it is not broken heart but broken mirror. It is impossible to make a broken mirror whole again, even if they use lots and lots of cellophane tapes or handiplast.



Najib: BN's chances in Hulu Selangor very bright

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:29 AM PDT


Barisan Nasional's chances of winning back the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat from PKR are very bright, said Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak
Najib, who is also Umno president and BN chairman, said he believed the situation in the constituency had changed since the 2008 general election

"BN can win. However, we have to be focused and show commitment to work hard in order to win," said Najib.

The Election Commission will meet next Friday to decide the dates for nomination and polling for the by-election in the constituency.

The Hulu Selangor seat fell vacant following the death of its MP Zainal Abidin Ahmad of PKR due to brain cancer yesterday.

Zainal, 71, who was a former menteri besar of Selangor when he was in the BN and joined PKR in 2005, defeated BN's G Palanivel by a slim majority of 198 votes in the last general.

Palanivel, who is MIC deputy chairman, was also Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister then.

Muhyiddin to lead the BN campaign

Najib said the BN election machinery had been activated with Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin appointed to lead the BN campaign, while Selangor Umno deputy liaison chief Noh Omar would be the election director and assisted by Hulu Selangor Umno chief Idris Bakar.

On MIC's request for its candidate to be fielded for the seat, Najib said he would be discussing it with MIC president S Samy Vellu before making any decision.

The constituency has 63,000 voters – Malays 51 percent, Chinese (26 percent), Indians (19 percent) and about 1,000 Orang Asli.

The three state seats in it -- Hulu Bernam, Batang Kali and Kuala Kubu Baharu -- were all won by the BN in the 2008 general election.
- Bernama


Questions for the MCA presidential candidates

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:25 AM PDT


Are you sick of the "Chinese Opera" in the MCA recently? I, for one, am suffering from an overdose of news, articles and opinions about the ongoing debacle in the MCA. It's silly: I should spare myself of such suffering, and just mind my own business and join many others out there who had written off MCA as being irrelevant.


After all, many have dismissed MCA as not representing its original cause, that is, fighting for the majority of the Chinese. So whether they support the party or not, it makes no difference: MCA has not been able to and cannot do much for them.

The easiest way out will be to join in the apathy. However, my idealism tells me not to give up hope just yet in seeing reforms in this 60-plus-year-old party. The fact is that whether we like it or not, the policy-making decisions and actions of some of these leaders can still affect the lives of many ordinary people. Hence, I have to claim my right in wishing that good, righteous leaders be fairly elected and not let the wicked thrive.

I am a typical youth who has been quietly following developments in MCA. I, am, perhaps, just one strange, naïve citizen who still appreciates the things that MCA has done all these years, no matter how little. I do not get paid for writing here and I have no interest in seeing whoever wins in MCA.

I wonder why is it that many writers and reporters have been diligently analysing, debating, even forecasting on the possible outcome of the MCA polls. But why is it that no one bothered to find out how do we, the rakyat, generally feel or think about each candidate running for the top posts in MCA?

Of course, the political savvy will tell me that it does not matter what the rakyat generally think because, after all, it is the MCA delegates who hold the power to decide who gets to lead the party. I accept that but I would like to remind delegates that there is no point electing the wrong people to helm MCA, and see the party wiped out in the next general election.

So, delegates -- why don't you ask the people around you what do they think about each candidate? Find out especially what are the wishes of the younger generation (I try not to be biased here since I am a youth myself but surely, the electoral statistics ought to convince you why you have to adopt such an approach).

So many reports have been written about the ongoing MCA power struggle to the extent that we do not know which one to believe. So I have chosen to write for a more constructive purpose here.

For the benefit of those who do not have the luxury of time to digest much information, allow me to share with you some brief observations and the pros and cons of the three main candidates. I also have some queries for each of them.

I trust that you are all intelligent readers who can figure out who is who even without naming the candidates. I must admit that I may have my own prejudices as I am only human, so please forgive me if there is any mistake.

Candidate A : The saviour, healer or old recycled 'administrator' ?

Pros:

● A crisis-healer to restore dignity to the party.
● A reluctant saviour who sacrifices his quiet retirement, personal pride and past glory to run for office.
● He can bring stability, peace, and unity to the party.
● He has a good track record as past president and can put in place certain reforms.
● He has the open support of certain veteran party leaders

Cons:

● MCA lacked talents so this past leader needs to be recycled.
● He is seen as an obvious lackey of certain Big Brothers or tai kors.
● There is fear of recurrence of dynasty.
● Buried issues (for example, "snoop squad", sex tapes) and other "old wounds" likely to be resurrected.
● Some believed it is unfair to let this candidate have a second bite at the cherry after having been in power for five long years.
● Some regarded this candidate as the ultimate trouble-maker, who was responsible for the current MCA leadership crisis by putting in the same people who created the chaos.
● Some observed that during this candidate's tenure as president, there were no noticeable achievements, especially bold political reforms.
● There are allegations of media manipulation and infiltration of Chinese guilds and associations during this candidate's rule.
● Some resented his trademark timidity.
● There are allegations of his links to contenders who have chameleon-like loyalty.

Queries for Candidate A:

Why could you not have done more during your tenure as president (when the length of time was considerably longer than the current incumbent president)?

Why did you not help to negotiate among the warring factions and offer advice and suggestions if you really meant well for party?

Have you been preparing behind the scenes for your return?

If you are such a principled man as some have claimed, why the about-turn? Why go back on your promise not to interfere?

Did you really retire with a "past glory"?

What good can it do for you to be openly supported by certain party veterans who had been involved in power struggles themselves in the past?

Should you win the presidency and the party lose in the next general election, are you going to resign again?

Is your return to helm the MCA meant to protect and appease those who hate reforms?

Will your return really help MCA to woo back rapidly declining Chinese support?

Is there any truth to allegations of your past misuse of power in relation to the change of fire extinguishers in buildings, and awarding money-lending, pawnshop licences and the Indah Water consortium contracts to cronies?

Can you please declare that you have no interest whatsoever in the PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone) project?

Candidate B: The seasoned politician or a wife betrayer-cum-porn star?

Pros:

● He is said to be enjoying wide grassroots support going by the frequent media coverage of him shaking hands, patting backs and hosting dinners.
● He is praised as somenone who never admits defeat.
● He achieved an amazing feat for having won previously as deputy president, notwithstanding his admitted infidelity

Cons:

● This candidate is plagued with a sex scandal, thus, party image will be damaged if such a person is allowed to continue being a leader; voters in the next general election who value faithfulness in relationships may punish MCA for keeping such "baggage"
● There is an allegation that the sex scandal involved acts that are punishable under existing laws.
● The general public perception is that this candidate was hardly remorseful for betraying his family, thus creating serious doubts about his ability to handle party and national affairs faithfully).
● Some perceived this candidate as a sly strategist who was instrumental in calling for the EGM on Oct 10, 2009, and then pushing for fresh polls.

Query for Candidate B:

Can you consider retiring soon and allow your junior to take over (you can still guide him to serve the party well if you really love the party)?

Candidate C: The bold reformist or arrogant tyrant ?

Pros:

● This candidate is described as dynamic and outspoken.
● He is consistent with his stand to deliver what were promised.
● He had initiated plans to give more voting rights to members, hence signalling his determination to introduce democratic practices.
● His famous quote : "What is truth cannot be false, what is false cannot be truth, what is true cannot be untrue and what is untrue cannot be true."
● He claimed to have the support of the man in the street (but not tycoons).
● His notable efforts to reach out to both English and Mandarin-literate community, and even to non-Chinese communities.
● He is perceived by some as a believer in truth, integrity and equality for all.
● He is best known for his role in revealing the details of the colossal PKFZ fiasco.
● He enjoys the open support of certain distinguished community leaders.

Cons:

● He lost a "no confidence" vote in the Oct 10, 2009 EGM.
● His internal reshuffling of the party has ruffled too many feathers.
● Is perceived by some to be "foolishly courageous" in stirring the hornets' nest over the PKFZ fiasco.
● Perceived by some to be a lone ranger, with an abrasive personality.
● Regarded as a tyrant who hardly listened to followers and could not stand being challenged or questioned.
● He was repeatedly betrayed by comrades out to destabilise his reforms.
● Some blamed the chaos in the party on his personal vendetta with a scandal-tainted senior party leader.
● An obvious underdog against certain mainstream newspapers (controlled by tycoons and tai kors who disliked him) which have been spewing out negative and lop-sided reports.
● He has no open support of certain party veterans who may have skeletons in the cupboards themselves.
● Has no time to form alliances to garner grassroots support like shaking hands, patting backs, and hosting dinners.

Queries for Candidate C:

Why did you hold on to your post despite having lost a "vote of no-confidence" (many recalled you saying that you will quit even if you lose by one vote)?

How can people be convinced that you should still stay as president after what you have said? Was there any apology or clarification in the media about this?

How else can you convince your delegates that you should be given a chance to realise your true potential and capability as a leader of integrity?

Have you really buried the hatchet with your former deputy or will you forgive your detractors and dissidents and let them off the hook, should you become president again?

There were allegations about your free jet ride from a tycoon who is under MACC investigation and about the RM10 million contribution – was any investigation carried out, and if so, what was the outcome ?

What exactly are your promised "unfinished reforms"?

Should you lose in your MCA presidential bid, will you continue to fight on for the rakyat as an independent MP or will you consider joining Pakatan Rakyat ?


comments of ST Don, a local political observer, hopes that whoever wins the MCA presidental election tomorrow will be able to steer the party to the right track again. Courtesy of Malaysian Insider


I like Obama - He walked out on Netanyahu because the Israeli leader was wasting his time

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:42 AM PDT


UPDATE:
 However tehre are things he still has to set right...
Chine has published the US's Human Rights track record for 2009... it makes a chilling read

ORIGINAL POST
US Prez Barack Obama  walks out on Netanyahu because the Israelis refused to stop settlement building... finally someone with kahunas in D.C.

Wonder when our boys will grow a pair

read the full story by The Times

Despite some of the more pro-zionist media's best attempt to make Obama look bad, you have to agree that he still sound like a Hero to millions for nut putting up with  Zionist crap


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