Friday, April 2, 2010

Najib's First Year

Najib's First Year


Najib's First Year

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:48 PM PDT


Don't you ever get sick of the term "Malay" and "non-Malay" as a form of description on Malaysians and especially so coming from the Prime Minister himself and is this what the 1Malaysia crap is all about? Than you have Bumiputras and Non Bumiputras, The Indigenous and The Other Indigenous from Sabah and Sarawak, never have there ever been so many varied terms to describe the people of one nation and you would assume that 1Malaysia was about being one with the nation or in unity as one people and one national that is Malaysians.

And that is why the ancient sages has premeditated that you can't rule with a false ideology and that there must be truth and purity in thought leading to correct and exact deeds or actions. Purity of thought will lead to positive actions that are in sync with the order of heaven (nature), and if one is with nature than the myriad of people will follow as the water that flows towards the streams and rivers than to the seas and oceans.

This is what Najib on the eve of his first anniversary as the Prime Minister of Malaysia has finally "pecah lubang" and his lack of wisdom on the philosophy of governance and leadership shines through brightly repeatedly with the unnecessary jabber.

One day he announces a new model and than the next he shows you the old jalopy model and repeatedly says that it is new. Go read his interview here with AlJazeera as reported from Malaysian Insider HERE.

Najib has repreatedly shown his indecisiveness and wavering ways in the leadership of first his party and in the government and the talk is that he is unable to command the respect and control the warlords in both party and government. He is going to be the weakest of all the leaders before him, yes, he is going to be even worst than the sleepy head before him. And all this show of weaknesses is going to force him to an early retirement.

The defence of his deputy has exposed his weaknesses and fear of the lost of support from the deputy and the defence of Perkasa is the pits. There were talk that the expose of the PM's department dealings with APCO were resented by the deputy and his gang and much grouses were hear in the corridors of power.

Najib says "if you listen carefully than Perkasa is not so extreme" and added that "we can accomodate Perkasa" and when asked about the threat from Perkasa directed at him Najib says that Perkasa is supportive of Umno. He further added that 1Malaysia is to protect malay special rights. Can you believe it? Ah.. small man always speak with fork tongue. The superior man speak with his heart .

Nicholas Zeffrey, president, American Chamber of Commerce Malaysia, said: "People (Investors) told me they are leaving the country. I have had more people telling me that they are doing that in the last few months...than in the 20 years I have been here."

When asked why, Mr Zeffrey replied: "They do not see a future. They are not confident about Malaysia, economically and socially. That is how important this new economic model is - it is not just foreign investors, it is Malaysians."

Read the Transcript of the Interview HERE


MONEY PAID TO ZONISTAPCO GONE WITH THE WIND More sleepless nights for NAZRI,NAJIB,GANIFABRICATER and MUSA&RODNEY MADRESSCARRIER

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 10:36 AM PDT

They're sneaky. They lie. They're evil. They think everyone else is an animal and therefore without souls. They're the most despicable people on the planet to say the least. These evil doers are behind Hollywood, the porn industry, race mixing,the homosexual agenda …. you name it … and they're the ones orchestrating it.
Before this only 2or 3 countries spoke up. . Now 145. Thousand thanks to the Parliamentarians for the deep concern and firm stand.
Seriously,
Najis, don't you and your pariahs in UMNO have the least bit of shame?
You look like a TOTAL IDIOT in the eyes of the world! did your advisers from the zonist Apco STOP YOU?
America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose

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because , Najib Tun Razak, would invariably get dragged into thisreadmore N H Chan sees the next general elections as the only solution to an unsalvageable judiciary

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Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.It is getting more and more untenable for the Malaysian govt to maintain the fiction that Anwar's sodomy case is not politically motivated. If even foreigners in other countries can see through the charade, what about Malaysians having ringside seats? When questioned, Najib and his cohorts maintain that Anwar's charge is based on a young man seeking justice. However the glaring fact is that Anwar is charged for consensual sodomy. How does an alleged consensual partner suddenly become a victim for whom the whole apparatus of the Malaysian govt must be mobilized to seek justice? Does it make any sense to you?
At the Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Bangkok,Thailand on 1st April 2010, the committee of IPU on the human rights of Parliamentarians reported their unanimous decision to recommend to the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union resolutions on the case o MAL/15-Anwar Ibrahim. The assembly was attended by members of Parliaments from 145 countries throughout the world.
The chairman of the Committee of IPU On the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Senator Aquilino Q Pimentel, Jr of Philiphines, then presented the following resolutions to be adopted by the council.
Noting that Anwar Ibrahim's renewed sodomy trial has been widely critized as a bid to wreck Anwar Ibrahim's political career,
1. Is deeply concerned at the new sodomy charges and proceedings brought against Anwar Ibrahim, which seem to be fraught with flaws similar to those of the first sodomy trial several years ago of which he was acquitted in last instance;
2. Believes that in the light of the two medical reports concluding that there were no physical signs of penetration, charges should not have been pressed in the first place and should now be dismissed;
3. Is moreover alarmed that members of the prosecution team who were implicated in the first sodomy trial, the main prosecutor at the time and now Attorney General, having even been accused of having fabricated evidence against Anwar Ibrahim, are again involved in the present proceedings and that Anwar's defence team has been prevented from exercising its right to access prosecution evidence and been hindered to prepare the defence;
4. Firmly recalls that equality of arms between the prosecution that the defence is an essential element of a fair trial and that, failing action to ensure that the defence can exercise its rights, any judgments issued by the court will be fundamentally flawed;
5. Requests the Secretary General to make the necessary arrangements to ensure the presence of a trial observer at the coming hearings;
6. Requests the Secretary General to inform the Malaysian Parliamentary authorities accordingly;
7. Requests the Committee to continue examining this case and report to its next session, to be held on the occasion of the 123rd IPU Assembly (October 2010).
The resolutions were adopted by all the delegations of Assembly with Malaysia reservation recorded.
Joint press statement by Pakatan Rakyat MPs, attending the 122nd IPU Assembly:
YB Hee Loy Sian, PKR MP of Petaling Jaya Selatan,
YB Sim Tong Him, DAP MP of Kota Melaka
YB Senator Mumtaz bt Md.Nawi , PAS .
2nd April 2010,
Bangkok, Thailand

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Mr. Anwar's lawyers have been denied access to vital prosecution documents; and the trial has been transferred to a higher court whose judges are seen as linked to the ruling coalition's main party. It is small wonder that Michael Danby, chair of Australia's parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs, has charged that Malaysia's legal system is being manipulated to drive Mr. Anwar out of politics. Mr. Danby has said that Asian democrats were "flabbergasted" by the charges and that "everyone in Malaysia, and everyone in the international legal community, knows that Anwar is innocent of these charges."

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SHOULD ANYONE FEELS SLIGHTED, IT WAS NOT INTENDED.

Augustine Paul THE HELL FIRE WILL EAT DAILY YOUR WARIS WILL BE SELLING THEIR ASSHOLE FOR LIVING THIS IS THE CURSE OF GOOD PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA

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Mayor-Parking Dues”EveryDog will have its Day”

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 09:44 AM PDT

The Mayor is not from a Political party. The Mayor is trying to recover the unpaid parking dues and of course he is mad. Our source said that $2miilion unclaimed dues so the money is not channelled back to MBKS/DBKU of which they have 40 % share in the company KCPS.

 He wants to reclaim the $ and $2miilion amounts to $800,000 and its substantial. Any one can help Mayor Chan? What are the councillors sitting there for? If the councillors cannot help the Mayor should get professional/consultant help Do I need to say further.?? 

Each and everyone of us are paying taxes not for the councillors to just sit there. This is not criticising the Mayor for his boldness but for a solution to be found. DAP has come out fighting and its time the SUPP party come out fighting instead of fighting amongst themselves. {Dudong and now Bengoh versus the rests for the Padawan Chairmans seat.}

Does it take  BN friendly people to tell us that its about time the BN wake up and with the loss of the Kuching seats its another way of regaining losts ground. DAP will have a field day and it seems the Mayor has just used an AK47 on the BN.   

One suggestion from audie61 crew," We know the KCPS came out tops for the tender process of parking tickets collection. Now the issue is full blown similar to H1n1 second outbreak.

We say the solution is at the mayors fingertips. One solution  is that Kuching parking should be designated into at least 8 Zones with 8  Different companies Partcipating. IDEAS SHOULD BE SOUGHT OUT AND BETTER WAYS OF COLLECTION. Even the KPI AND KRA put forward and introduced by the Sarawak Federal Minister can be fully IMPLEMENTED. 

Its about time and it should also be noted though that many people in Kuching move houses and to even receive a past 2 years parking bill was a shocker in the system to yours sincerely. I dont want to pay is the understatement for $12.21 cents.(this of course we take it on the chin (overlooked on our part or is it)when it was sms to us - the mayor is put there to look after the Kuching peoples interests but not to look after a few unscrupulous people who have no responsibilty to pay for what they already use.)

 Imagine the voters in Kuching receiving the bills just before the State Elections..?? 2 0r 3 years late? Even those who were captured on Speed driving are disputing?

Are they better ways for KCPS to come out with it or the council to terminate the services of the company if $800,000 is not paid to the Council. Isnt this ISSUE about money due to the council?

 With the participation of more companies and each looking after zones it will see competition and the $ would be due to the council. The companies must also be made to pay up monthly when they tender for the car parking collection project. Isnt this what the opposition wants and isn"t this TRANSPERANCY ON THE PART OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT.Isn't this a way of winning the trusts back for the BN government..???

This is the solution Mr.Mayor who does not have any political affiliation and that is to open it up to more Companies with Zoning and see how the companies look after the Parking GOLD MINE TRADE.

They will no matter what pay the council as this business is lucrative. I am already giving away one of the many solutions which the Mayor should look into. Politics is very important Mayor or else you will not be there in the first place. Who is going to blame you for giving up this GOLD MINE to 8 companies.

We are pretty sure that the State Government will be only too happy with more companies sharing and having a part of the business in Kuching. When people are happy with the economy they will not have too much time for politics. People engage not for the sake of putting a suggestion across but to assist also in finding solutions.

We know we will not be getting Christmas or Greeting cards from the councillors in MBKS or the Mayor but we know also Every Dog will have its day. Who says that DAP will not have it tough with retaining the seats in Kuching.? Will SUPP make a return to former glories? What about the SEASONAL QUOTA SYSTEM TOO..? That is not for us to deliberate here but read what is attached below.

  Mayor's property freeze plan under fire Share

Friday, 02 April 2010 02:21( The article which appeared in Malaysianmirror below)

 KUCHING – Kuching City South Mayor James Chan's plan to collect parking offence compounds and overdue parking notices and linking it to a 'freeze' on offenders' properties has come under fire. In a press conference Wednesday, Chan said there would be a linkage with relevant authorities and departments on parking compounds. If people want to sell their properties, they would be in for a hard time if they have outstanding parking fees to be settled. The plan for such a move did not auger well with Wong King Wei, Special Assistant to MP Kuching, Chong Chieng Jen. Wong, in a press conference this afternoon, hit out at such a ridiculous idea and urged Chan to drop such plans. Wong said parking compound may range from a few ringgits to a few hundreds but to 'freeze' one properties to force the people to pay would be too much. "Some properties are worth ten of thousands if not millions," he said. He said it was such an abuse of human rights. He added that based on the principle of law, a personal debt did not allow the creditor to caveat even the debtor's land. Citing an example of the Miri Municipal Council's suggestion to the Road Transport not to renew a driver's road tax if he has outstanding parking coupon debts, Wong said such ruling was against the violation of Article 13 of the Federal Constitution. Outstanding traffic summons He cited a court case – Leonard Lim vs Director of JPJ – two years ago when the latter prevented Lim from paying his road tax due to outstanding traffic summons. The High Court ruled that by blacklisting the road user due to an unsettled traffic summon is tantamount to compelling him to admit to the alleged offence and is against the principal that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The High Court further decided that to deny a person of a motor vehicle licence is to deny the person the use and enjoyment of his motor vehicle which is in contravention of Article 13 of the Federal Constitution. Wong said the judge further stated that the applicant was alleged of a traffic offence which is criminal in nature. He said in the unsettled parking coupons, it is not even a criminal allegation, it is a merely an unsettled debt. The city council should not force the people to admit to the unsettled debt unless they chose to do so in free will. To recover the debt, the city council should take civil Court action before a person can be adjudged as a debtor. Asking the Mayor and others city council to learn from the court case, Wong said they should think of other legal ways to collect the outstanding parking fees and not to resort to such action.



Don't sabotage us plea to Umno

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 08:05 AM PDT

The MIC has urged Umno not to undermine the mic's chance of seizing back the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat in the upcoming polls. A senior MIC leader in Hulu Selangor, S Muniandy, claimed that his party had helped MCA and Umno candidates to win the all three state constituencies in the 2008 general election. Full story in Malaysiakini.com
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何宇恒谈新作《心魔》 Pt 2

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 07:41 AM PDT

何宇恒承认,《心魔》讲故事的方法不同于一般的电影,我的叙事方法不会让观众感到舒服,因为我不相信这个东西。 Full Story in Malaysiakini.com
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何宇恒谈新作《心魔》 Pt 1

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 07:31 AM PDT

何宇恒承认,《心魔》讲故事的方法不同于一般的电影,我的叙事方法不会让观众感到舒服,因为我不相信这个东西。 Full Story in Malaysiakini.com
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Kamikaze Pakatan Politicians of the Perak State Assembly

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

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Source : House PK

When I saw the photos of the former Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar behaving so rudely towards the current BN Menteri Besar during the last interrupted State Assembly sitting, I felt not only so frustrated but also angry at the same time to see such brash arrogance!

Is this the sort of behavior of a person who is supposed to be representing the Islamic Party of Malaysia?

I for one can't accept such arrogant behavior and ignore such rudeness from one who is supposed to be the Chief Minister of a state!

No way!

The behavior of the Pakatan Rakyat politicians can be likened to the kamikaze Japanese pilots who destroyed themselves just to please their egoistical emperor.

We do not need such arrogant chaps ruining our nation and its future.

Vote for those who are willing to work and improve this nation, not destroy it overnight with their arrogance and uncouthness.


Sarawak Teachers Want Long Term Solution for remote Schools

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 07:20 AM PDT

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By Jaynne Koh

SARAWAK: The federal government's decision to send trainee teachers from the Peninsular Malaysia to remote areas in Sarawak in order to "familiarize themselves before their respective postings" is not a solution, said the Sarawak Teachers Union (STU).

STU secretary-general Thomas Huo Kok Sen said long-term measures were needed to resolve the teaching woes in 728 small schools in the state's interior.

Small schools are defined as institutions with less than 150 pupils.

"Instead of sending teachers who are not familiar with the cultures in the interiors, it would be better for the government to train teachers from the same locality," Thomas told FMT.

Thomas was commenting on the Education Ministry's decision to send trainee teachers from Peninsula Malaysia to remote areas in Sarawak before giving them their respective postings.

He said that it would be more practical and committing to have more local teachers than importing trainee teachers sent from the Peninsular.

'Even if their academic results are not good enough, Sarawakian school graduates can still be trained. They can be guided to be potential teachers," he said.

He said local graduate would also be able to assimilate better, be less judgemental of the remote schools and rural students.

According to Thomas, there were already a sizeable number of local teachers in Sarawak, but it still did not meet the state's needs.

Currently more than 30,000 teachers are serving in schools in Sarawak. More than 4000 of them are from the Peninsular.

Call for better facilities

STU and its Sabah affiliate have been highly vocal since early this year following the Education Ministry's announcement of the top 20 schools in the country.

Not a single school from Sabah or Sarawak made the cut, promoting STU to demand that the Ministry disclose its yardstick for selection.

Following this, STU submitted a memorandum to Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, detailing the actual on-ground situation in Sarawak.

On Tuesday deputy education minister, Mohd Puad Zarkashi reportedly said that two teachers training Institutes in Keningau , Sabah and Miri, would second their trainee teachers to the interior schools.

Speaking at a Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) conference in Miri, Mohd Puad said the government would give small schools in the country equal attention as those in the urban areas.

He said currently there are 2518 small schools with 728 in Sarawak.

World Bank education sector manager for East Asia and Pacific Region, Eduardo Velez-Bustillo, who presented a paper on "The Special Challenges of Small Schools, at the conference said the Malaysian government had not requested for education aid in recent years.

Velez-Bustillo, said although, not on the bank's list of borrowers, Malaysia however remained an important country it in terms of providing and collaborating in technical dialogues.


Chua sex scandal not a factor against BN

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 05:57 AM PDT

Kuala Kubu Baru assemblyperson, Wong Koon Mun of the MCA who aired this view pointed to Chua's triumph in the party's polls as proof that the scandal will not be factor for the Chinese community to abandon the BN this time around. Full story in Malaysiakini.com
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Hulu Selangor: Polling on April 25

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:43 AM PDT

The Elections Commission (EC) announced today the polling date for the Hulu Selangor by-election as April 25, with nomination day being April 17. Speaking at a press conference at the commission's headquarters in Putrajaya this morning, EC chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said eight days have been set aside for what is expected to be intense campaigning by the contesting parties. Quizzed about early campaigning or political corruption which may occur because of intervention by either Pakatan-led Selangor or the BN federal government, Abdul Aziz said that it is not exactly within their purview. "We have neither the experience nor the authority to deal with corruption. That is the purview of another agency. But we hope that the agency in question will cooperate fully with us to tackle this issue if it arises." "Well, even their name is the same as ours," joked the EC chief, referring to the Malay acronym of his commission (SPR) which is just one letter less than that of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (SPRM).
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Kartika escapes whipping sentence

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 02:10 AM PDT

A Malaysian Muslim model who faced a caning for drinking beer in a case that grabbed headlines around the world has had her sentence reduced to community service, her father said today. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 33, was sentenced last year under Islamic law to six lashes and a fine by a religious court in the moderate Muslim-majority country, triggering outrage among human rights groups. Full story in Malaysiakini.com
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The Hulu Selangor conundrum

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 06:00 AM PDT

Umno can win in Kuala Selangor. Inf act some people are of the opinion that if the party chooses the right candidate it will be an even bigger rout than Bagan Pinang.

The only problem is that Hulu Selangor is an MIC seat and Datuk G Palanivel had scotched his chances during the last general election and fielding him again is really going to be like falling into the same hole twice for Barisan Nasional.

The Prime Minister is in a bit of a pickle, he can choose to field an Umno candidate and win big or he can field an MIC man and have to fight the odds to return the candidate to the August House in May.

According to feelers on the ground, the constituency, like any constituency really, has a long memory and they still remember who looked after them well. Apparently the name of an ageing Umno warlord keeps escaping their lips.

A story unlike in Bagan Pinang may well prevail if former Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib is chosen to represent Barisan Nasion before the people.

Like you I was quite surprised to hear his name, but then again I was also shocked to hear Tan Sri Isa Samad's name being bandied for Bagan Pinang.

Whatever you want to say about Isa or Muhammad, many people benefited during their time in office and voters remember these things even if they took place 10 years ago.

In Bagan Pinang it was an Umno seat to begin with so putting anyone from Umno presents no special BN-challenge to the PM but this time he may find himself under heavy criticism from BN partners if an Umno candidate is fielded.

If he fields Palanivel, there is every likely that PKR will have an easy victory.

Another option would be to snub Samy Vellu and choose a younger candidate from MIC. Youth information chief, Kamalanathan, for example...

Snubbing MIC's long-in-the-tooth president Samy Vellu is viewed as a positive act by many political observer because it sends a signal to younger MIC leaders to take over the party.

While it is true that MIC and MCA seem and feel irrelevant in the current polarised political scene, Umno cannot go at it alone because Malaysia is a multi racial country and everyone needs to pitch in to ensure sustainable stability and growth.

The best option for the PM is to sock Samy in thejaw, ignore Palanivel and choose someone young and without any political baggage

My two cents


Another Religious Custody Battle

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 05:05 AM PDT

We have made it on the NYT for all the wrong reasons - yet again.

Malaysian Custody Dispute Lost Between Courts

KUALA LUMPUR — Through most of their 17-year marriage, M. Indira Gandhi says she and her husband observed rituals that she considered integral to their Hindu faith. Each morning they would pray before a shrine and on Fridays they would fast. During festivals they donned brightly colored, traditional outfits to attend their local temple.

Those were traditions Ms. Gandhi assumed they would be passing on to their three young children.

But nearly a year ago Ms. Gandhi was stunned to discover that her husband had converted to Islam. Her surprise turned to anger when she discovered that, without consulting her, he had also converted their children.

Read the article in its entirety on the website.


Hulu Selangor: Expect 'Umno-sponsored' independent

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:49 AM PDT


The ongoing conflict in Barisan Nasional over who to field in the Hulu Selangor by-election may lead to an independent "sponsored by a certain proxy" within BN to join the race.
"If an independent candidate surfaces, be assured that it is sponsored by a certain proxy from among the BN coalition," said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

He said several of his sources inside Umno have spoken of a tussle at the grassroots over who will contest the seat, which has traditionally belonged to MIC.

His source also informed him that since MIC deputy president G Palanivel's name was tossed several leaders in Umno had voiced their disapproval.

As a result of this conflict, he said, an independent candidate may appear.

"If the demands of the Umno members are not met, they may come forward as independents representing their own interest," added the Machang MP.

'Umno will be the hand behind it'

He said based on previous by-elections, Umno will be the hand behind the sponsorship of an independent candidate.

"If there is an independent candidate, he could be a proxy of BN/Umno," he added.

Having said that, Saifuddin did not consider the culture of fielding independents as similar to the role of independent MPs in Parliament.

The Hulu Selangor seat fell vacant following the death of PKR incumbent Zainal Abidin Ahmad, 71 last Thursday.

The constituency has 64,500 registered voters comprising 63,701 regular voters and 799 postal votes. Of this 32,380 are male voters and 32,120 women.

The constituency has a Malay majority of 34,020 voters. Chinese and Indians comprise 16,964 and 12,453 voters respectively.

The Election Commission announced earlier today that nomination for the constituency will be on April 17 and by-elections set for April 25.

by FMT


Palanivel claims he is MIC’s sole choice for Hulu Selangor

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:41 AM PDT


MIC deputy president Datuk G. Panaviel has claimed to be the party's only candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election this April 25.

Barisan Nasional (BN) has agreed that MIC can continue to contest the parliamentary seat which Palanivel lost by 198 votes in Election 2008.

"Only my name was submitted," he told reporters after accompanying Deputy Prime Minister Dato Seri Muhyiddin Yassin in Masjid As-Sajidin in Batang Kali here.

When questioned how confident he was in being chosen, he said that it is up to the prime minister to decide.
Panaviel brushed off comments about his apparent lack of closeness to the people in Hulu Selangor, telling reporters to check out his work in his website.

When asked what the Hulu Selangor people needs, he cited their needs for better transport, housing, infrastructure, health facilities, and more job opportunities.

The Malaysian Insider reported a straw poll which quoted voters expressing support for BN but not Palanivel.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


Perkasa slams Chinese politicians for calling it racist

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 04:38 AM PDT

Perkasa's youth chief, Arman Abu Hanifah (centre) accuses two Chinese leaders from Gerakan and MCA of maligning the movement. - Picture by Choo Choy May
Malay rights group Perkasa today accused two ethnic Chinese Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders of maligning their movement and is demanding a public apology within the next 48 hours.

Its youth chief Arman Azha Abu Hanifah slammed Gerakan's Datuk Teng Hock Nan and MCA's Low Chew June for their comments on the non-governmental organisation's (NGO) inaugural congress officiated by former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last Saturday.
Arman Azha insisted the duo had no right to interfere, and had incorrectly labelled Perkasa a "racist and right-wing organisation".

He denied they were "racist", "right-wing" or "extremist" and said they were only "protecting" the rights of the Malay community as laid out in the Federal Constitution.

"I give them 48 hours for them to retaliate and apologise to ex-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir and Perkasa because all the while Tun Mahathir and Perkasa have been protecting the Perlembagaan Negara.

"If they don't apologise, it shows they are not respecting the Perlembagaan Negara," he said, referring to the Federal Constitution.
Arman Azhar (left) demands an apology from the two Chinese leaders. - Picture by Choo Choy May
 
Arman Azha questioned if the two Chinese politicians knew the provisions of the constitution.
He said they should make sure they really understood what was laid down in the nation's founding document before they spoke out.

He told reporters at a press conference here today that the Gerakan and MCA politicians should go back for nation-building classes at the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) for a refresher course on the constitution.

Arman Azha also offered to teach them.
"Please respect the rights of our pribumi," he asked.

He did not elaborate on the rights, except to say they were laid down in the constitution.

"If they don't respect, something is wrong and they are not qualified to be called leaders," he said.

If neither Teng nor Low apologised within the time frame, Arman Azha said they would then "pressure" their respective parties to suspend or even sack them.

Arman Azha stressed that Perkasa is not a political party but an NGO that represents the voice of the grassroots who are "fed up" with the attitude of politicians.

"There's too much politicking," he said, and made pointed references to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

"They don't show they are fighting for the rakyat. They are fighting for power," he added.

He also condemned two vernacular newspapers, Sin Chew Daily and China Press for publishing articles attacking the Malay movement and demanded their apology within 48 hours or he would take legal action against them.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider


Push For Sabah, Sarawak's Independence - Next Stop UN.

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:36 AM PDT

A group of prominent politicians and social activists from East Malaysia are seriously contemplating pulling out Sabah and Sarawak from the Federation of Malaysia.

They are planning to take up their case to the United Nations to hold a referendum on the status of the Borneo states as independent nations.

They no longer want their states to be under the clutches of the Umno-led Putrajaya administration.

The group has already sought legal advice from the international community to explore all orderly and democratic means to legally declare Sabah and Sarawak as separate sovereign states.

Sources said the group was keen to avoid any civil unrest, bloodshed and armed conflict with the central government, features usually associated with separatist movements.

"They want to resolve the pressing issue by peaceful and civilised means," said the source.

It's learnt that about seven representatives from the group met London-based Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P Waytha Moorthy in Indonesia early this week to discuss the matter.

Sources close to the group said the activists sought Waytha Moorthy's help to facilitate their imminent representation in the UN.

It's learnt that Waytha Moorthy had agreed to assist them, with the help of several influential international organisations.

Waytha Moorthy recently facilitated a group of activists to air their grouses and grievances against the federal government at the UK Parliament.

'Systematic looting and plundering'

The group of activists are deeply perturbed by the federal government's alleged violations of the states' rights, interests and benefits for more than four decades since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.

"The group is angry over the systematic looting and plundering of the states' wealth by Umno and its cronies," said a source.

Sabah, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore formerly joined Malaysia in 1963. However, Singapore left the Federation in 1965.

The Sabah and Sarawak activists believe that just like Singapore, their states too can pull out from Malaysia.

Sabah and Sarawak are two natural resources rich provinces in Malaysia, with massive wealth potentials in oil reserves and forestry.

However, Sabahans and Sarawakians are convinced that they have remained poor due to the federal government's "manipulation and usurpation" of their power to self-determine their own affairs.

Unhappy over petro dollars

They are crying foul over the mere five percent royalty cut received for their own oil, while the Putrajaya administration "steals" 95 percent of petro dollars.

"People from both Sabah and Sarawak realise that they are being short-changed. They know there has been daylight robbery of their god-given richness," said a source.

Another contentious issue is the existence of an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrants as rightful citizens in Sabah.

Sabahans termed the illegal immigrants, mostly Filipino and Indonesian Muslims, as former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad's legacy.

"The government since under Mahathir has systematically brought in these aliens and granted them citizenships. These aliens are now legal MyKad holders in Sabah. It's absolutely outrageous and ludicrous," said the source.

The illegal immigrant issue in Sarawak is not as disturbing as in Sabah although it is equally damaging.

'Raping of forest wealth'

The major issue in Sarawak is the "raping of state forest wealth" by the Umno-backed Taib Mahmud's government at the expense of the indigenous population.

The natives are also disgruntled by the usurpation of their customary land rights by the authorities despite a recent apex court ruling against it.

Sabahans and Sarawakians are also said to be peeved with the "Malay-nisation and Islamisation" process of their states' bureaucracy and political systems.

Activists claimed that the federal government had appointed native Muslims to helm various ministerial portfolios and government departments to hasten and fasten this process.

"These Muslim leaders and bureaucratic heads are puppets dancing to the tune played by their masters in Putrajaya," said the source.


Courtesy of Free Malaysia Today


Ace of Spades on Politicians Appealing to Folks as ‘One of Them’

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:37 AM PDT

A good dissertation over at Ace of Spades here on the theory that politicians who successfully gain popularity with the masses manage to sell their 'similarity' to certain groups who are actually philosophically different from themselves.

Examples discussed include strongly conservative Sarah Palin who appeals to right/left neutral independents, far-left liberal Barack Obama who appeals to supposed conservatives, and how the liberal media portrays their favoured protestors as diverse, ordinary folk while painting the Tea Parties as full of dangerous fringe kooks.



April 30 Verdict On Indira Bid To Keep Kids Hindu - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:23 AM PDT

The High Court here today dithered on the touchy issue of the religious conversions of children, when it postponed ruling on M. Indira Gandhi's bid to keep her children Hindu to April 30.

The kindergarten teacher had applied to quash the religious conversion certificates of her three children, but High Court Judge Zainal Adzam Abdul Ghani postponed his decision after hearing submissions from both parties in chambers this morning.

Indira's counsel, M. Kulasegaran, said the delay was because the matter involved complex points of law and would likely be a landmark decision as there were no other case precedents.

"The defendant is arguing that the civil High Court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter as it involved the three Muslim children. We are arguing, however, that the fact that the children are Muslims is our very point of contention here and it remains as mere allegation for now as they were converted when they were still of infant age," he told The Malaysian Insider.

Kulasegaran added that, as a non-Muslim, Indira had no other avenue to seek legal redress for her children.

"She cannot appear before the Syariah Court," he said.

Indira, besides her fight to retain custody of her children Tevi Darsiny, 13, Karan Dinish, 12, and 23-month-old Prasana Diksa, is also seeking to quash the conversion of her children to Islam.

Her estranged Muslim convert husband, Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, had converted all three without her knowledge last year.

He had named his eldest Tevi as Umu Salamah; his son Karan, Abu Bakar; and toddler Prasana as Umu Habibah.

"We want this matter settled quickly so that the family no longer has to suffer through this uncertainty. The children should remain in the same religion at the time of their parents' marriage. They can choose later to convert if they wish to. It is not fair that, at the point of their conversion, they had not even been of legal age to make any decision," said Kulasegaran.

Kulasegaran, who is also the Ipoh Barat MP, went on to condemn the heavy police presence at the court complex this morning.

"There were at least six or seven special branch officers loitering about, keeping a close watch on this case. It is as if they have no better jobs to perform than coming here to see if these three children can stay as Muslims. It is not their business, but I thank them for their concern," Kulasegaran added.

In the meantime, Indira will soon file contempt proceedings against Mohd Ridzuan for ignoring the order made by the High Court earlier granting her full custody of the children.

Yesterday, the High Court had struck out Mohd Ridzuan's application to stay the custody order that was granted to Indira on March 11 this year.

He had, however, told The Malaysian Insider later that he had no plans to abide by the order as he had also been granted a similar order from the Syariah Court last year.

He currently resides in Kelantan with the youngest daughter Prasana, while Tevi and Karan live with their mother.

Prasana's whereabouts are currently unknown but Mohd Ridzuan has admitted that the toddler did not stay with him.

"I have to keep her protected. She is in safe hands," he claims.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Indira Gandhi Starts Contempt Proceedings Against Husband - By Chan Li Leen.

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 03:15 AM PDT

Kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi, who is embroiled in a bitter custody battle for her three children, will initiate contempt proceedings against her Muslim convert husband for failing to return her youngest child to her.

Indira Gandhi said she had not been able to reach her husband K. Pathmanathan ever since the High Court here had on March 11 granted her custody of 22-month-old Prasana Diksa and their two elder children, Tevi Darsiny, 13, and Karan Dinish, 12.

Pathmanathan, whose Muslim name is Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, who was earlier granted custody of the three children by the Syariah High Court, subsequently filed for a stay order on the decision of the civil court.

His application was, however, rejected by the civil court on Thursday.

"It does not look as if he intends to return my baby to me. I will try to fight him for contempt of court," Indira Gandhi said.

The 35-year-old mother added that she no longer intended to play nice.

"I have waited too long to be nice," she said after the High Court here postponed its decision on her application for leave for a judicial review to quash the conversion of her three children to Islam.

Indira Gandhi's lead counsel, M. Kulasegaran, in relating the proceedings in chambers Friday, said Justice Zainal Adzam Abdul Ghani had fixed April 30 to deliver his decision.

"The judge needs time to study the submissions due to complex issues," Kulasegaran said.


Courtesy of The STAR


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