- Lofty economic ideals, 'pariah' education system
- Najib Tun Razak - To be or not to be?
- THE PARAIN DOG AHMAD ZAHID HAMIDI WILL STILL EAT THE SHIT COMES FROM THE UTUSAN TOILET
- Barang Makan Mahal Angkara Pembangunan Ala UMNO Di Atas Sawah?
- The eroding patriotism...
- UK-based lawyers group writes open letter to Anifah
- Ex-CCID chief Ramli acquitted yet again
- Charge against CJ - Karpal breaks new ground
- Finally, Najib speaks up
- Excessive police action during 1 Aug anti-ISA vigil
- Racial remarks: Headmistress must be sacked
- Longhouse reps hold protest outside Kuching court
- 'Sex education' at last… in 1Malaysia
- BN leaders wary of reforms
- Press statement by MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek on 988 DJ Jamaluddin Ibrahim being taken off the air by radio station
- Siswa UM pohon kebenaran teruskan 'Student Power'
- No quarrel with Nik Aziz
- Siswa UM pohon kebenaran teruskan 'Student Power'
- Perlu segera buka puasa
- On The Lighter Note: Stairway To Heaven (Only In Malaysia)
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 07:00 AM PDT
By TM Ranee
COMMENT Yet again, we read of racism, religion and politics rearing their ugly heads in the neutral sphere of education.
The latest insulting racist remarks were made by the principal of Sekolah Menengah KebangsaanTunku Abdul Rahman Putra in Kulai, Johor, allegedly against Chinese and Indians during the school's Merdeka day celebration.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:49 PM PDT
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?
- Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1
Najib Tun Razak is in turmoil, no doubt with Hamlet's immortal soliloquy occupying his mind. Then he recalls another Shakespearean play, Henry IV (Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1) and its apt words:
Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose
To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude,
And in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
He has inherited a dysfunctional system, a corrupt party and political system of which it must be stated, he was part of since the early age of 21. Yes, 'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown' applies to him.
Not a stupid man he knows the future is gloomy for UMNO (and no doubt himself). Should he just bank on his so-called 'fixed deposit' of Sabah and Sarawak? But that would just be putting all his eggs in one basket.
UMNO by itself cannot win the next general election unless something happens.
' ... unless something happens ...'?
... unless the Chinese swing back to supporting BN as they had traditionally done?
He has tried hard to assure the Chinese they would be okay under his PM-ship but alas, he has been constantly undermined by his own party people, with Dr Mahathir being the No 1 rebel rousing spoon* - read my The Malaysian Old Man of the Sea (Perkasa is just a noisy tool).
* an implement best at stirring shit
The Chinese voters aren't his only problem. He watches his back far more often now, what with Muhyiddin Jasin suddenly becoming more optimistic that he may after all have a chance at the PM position if the younger Najib is ousted a la AAB. Somewhere in the background, Ali Rustam is hovering with sharpened teeth.
Najib knows that, despite the popular boast of Malay loyalty to the community's leaders, and which Malay leader is better positioned than the president of UMNO, there is no such quality in UMNO. He had witnessed how UMNO members treated the far more influential Dr Mahathir during AAB's reign – read my Et Tu Baharom and The UMNO Interdiction of Dr Mahathir!
And AAB fared the same on his way out – read my UMNO's Hang Tuahs!
Thus he knows there are a number of hungry (cannibalistic) sharks circling around him in UMNO, who are more than keen to discredit his 1Malaysia.
Even his matey, Rais Yatim frets over the heightened Machiavellian stench within UMNO and has moved swiftly to assert (and exert) his Malay-ness, as seen in his recent attacks against Chua Soi Lek for supposedly undermining the Constitution (Article 153) on the 30% equity for Malays.
Of course Rais knows that there is no such provision in the Constitution but who the f* cares – he was merely establishing his 'credentials' as an ethnic warrior in UMNO and the heartland in readiness for a possible bloodbath in the party. Hey ho UMNO, moi numero uno.
Najib must be thinking, as a proverb goes: God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.
And it's all about being the chief engineer and conductors on the UMNO gravy train.
Back to an important survival issue, namely, re-enlisting the once-traditional but now-lost Chinese votes, he realizes that his allies MCA and the more compliant Gerakan are politically finished. Chua Soi Lek is now behaving like a cornered rat who knows he has to fight or die. Personally I am not convinced he has taken the Damascene road.
As for the other Chinese, Koh TK is like a zombie-rised lap dog who has virtually given up the struggle, so it's rather puzzling that no one in Gerakan has seen fit to remove him for his uselessness … unless of course those Gerakan people don't want to disturb the odd cookie crumbs that fall their way wakakaka.
So Najib arn chnua choe ah (now, what to do)?
... unless he takes up the suggestion of well-known pro-UMNO blogger Sakmongkol AK47 that UMNO dumped MCA and woo DAP – read my Will UMNO jilt MCA and woo DAP?
Just like his dad did to the once powerful Gerakan Party.
I don't think DAP will play ball as Gerakan once was foolish enough to - look at the well-trained Gerakan now, nothing more than a submissive sycophantic
... unless the following frightening suspicion happens:
Being nasty suspicious Malaysians, we have heard talks of a possible Ops Lalang II where UMNO and MCA are currently suspected of tango-ing in their choreographed dance towards that.
And the purpose?
I suspect if Ops Lalang II is being contemplated (and who can say it isn't) it's to buy time for UMNO if not Najib. MCA has nothing to lose after all and could do with some time lifeline too.
Only the rakyat will lose.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:26 PM PDT
The most disgusting report of the year
The use of reactionary language in place of context when covering issues related to Muslims is simply lazy journalism. But there is more at stake than that conclusion implies. These hollow phrases fail to portray Muslims as human beings or to accord Islam the same stature as other global faiths.What could the phrase "law and order implications" mean? Did the official imply that PENANG MUSLIMS citizens would erupt in anger, destroy public property and bring the capital to a halt because they were livid.UTUSAN could have activated war between MUSLIM AND NON MUSLIMS is unthinkable, what is thinkable? States who sponsor JOUNAL terrorism have done their thinking: surrogate war, not easily traceable to its masters. This leaves MALAYSIANS with a problem. Since we are a status-quoist power, without territorial ambitions upon any neighbour, our defence forces are what they say they are. Their purpose is to defend UMNO. Their mechanisms for offense are designed for counterattack, not attack. When we did attack in the special circumstances of PAKATAN, we left within months of completing our mission. We had ONE AIM if war is not a policy objective, what options, including pre-emptive, are we left with? Conversely, the enemy can be sanguine thatUMNO will respond only when provoked by formal war.BULLSITFROM by Penang Umno chief Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, was a reflection of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's failure to understand the people's desire for a peaceful nation.
HOW HARD YOU TRY TO CLEAN THE PARAIN DOG Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will still eat the shit comes from the UTUSAN toilet
ANWAR said that allegation, made by Penang Umno chief Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, was a reflection of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's failure to understand the people's desire for a peaceful nation.
"We are confident that Umno's ploy will not end here. They will surely use more slanderous lies to destroy the understanding and peace in the community.
"They are aware that Malaysians are committed towards seeking for change and justice," he said.
DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang then slammed Utusan Malaysia for its front-page headline today, claiming the Malay daily had committed the most "irresponsible act in the history of Malaysian journalism".
He said that the headline, which read, "Nama Guan Eng ganti Agong — Disebut dalam doa khutbah Jumaat: Umno Pulau Pinang bantah", was "utterly baseless, a mischievous and dangerous incitement of religious hatred, tension and discord in plural Malaysia".
"It goes against all the principles and values espoused by 1 Malaysia," he said in a statement today.
Kit Siang reminded Malaysians that Merdeka was just around the corner, and called on a complete halt to the recent series of racially-charged incidents.
"With National Day only 11 days away and Malaysia Day in 27 days, there must be a complete halt to the recent series of irresponsible and crazy statements which are incitements of race and religion.
"Otherwise, the country is heading in the direction very opposite to the 1 Malaysia proclaimed by the prime minister," he said.
Humiliating the symbol of Malayness and the keris: The Agong Tuanku by Umno the supposed 'lone' "protector" of Malay culture.Najib Tun Razak teaching Malay youth through his son how to "protect" Malay culture.
What worried Zaid was that the majority in Umno were now hardliners, perhaps in reaction to Abdullah's apparently weak and ineffectual leadership. They saw Malay supremacy as the most effectual stick to beat back any dissent against the government.readmore related article
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT
Ada dari kalangan UMNO mencuba untuk mengelat dengan menyalahkan kenaikan harga barang makanan dunia di atas kenaikan harga barang di Malaysia. Namun, bukankah UMNO yang telah menukar tanah-tanah sawah dan pertanian kepada tujuan pembangunan.
DI bawah adalah beberapa gambar saya ambil di Melaka yang menunjukkan sawah-sawah terbiar. Dahulunya sawah2 ini menghasilkan padi yang banyak. Namun, di bawah pemerintahan UMNO, sawah2 ini ditukar menjadi kawasan kilang, rumah2 teres, rumah2 kedai, dsbnya. SAwah2 ini kemudiannya menjadi kontang dan tidak berguna serta terbiar begitu sahaja.
Anak-anak muda kemudiannya bertukar kerja menjadi pekerja2 kilang dll. Sedangkan tenaga anak2 muda ini lebih bermakna membanting tulang menghasilkan padi dari menjadi pekerja di TESCO. Hairan saya, mengapa UMNO Melaka begitu bodoh dan tamak sehingga pembangunan harus dilakukan di atas tanah sawah? HAsilnya, ramai anak2 muda menganggur apabila kilang2 di Melaka tutup kedai atau bekerja dengan gaji rendah di TESCO dan pasaraya2. PAdahal, pada waktu ini, penghasilan dari beras dan padi adalah jauh lebih lumayan.
SAya juga mendengar khabar, BERNAS lebih suka mengimpot beras dari Thailand dari memanfaatkan padi2 dalam Negara. Khabarnya, untungnya lebih lumayan. Sekarang ni apabila harga beras dunia melambung tinggi saya tak pasti BERNAS untung macam dahulu atau tidak. NAmun, yang akan tersiksa adalah rakyat-rakyat Malaysia yang terpaksa beli beras dengan harga yang semakin menaik akibat kerajaan tidak ada duit untuk menanggung subsidi beras.
MAsaalah2 sosial juga meningkat apabila anak2 muda ini bebas bergaul dan bekerja dengan gaji yang rendah. Amat mulia sekirannya anak2 muda menganggur ini kita hantar kembali mengerjakan sawah dan bendang bagi menjamin bekalan beras kita sentiasa wujud.
Yang lebih menyedihkan adalah berita dari negeri Filipina yang menyatakan tahun 2011, Filipina akan berhenti mengimpot beras kerana mereka telah mampu menghasilkan beras untuk keperluan domestic mereka.
Saksikan gambar sawah-sawah terbiar di bawah yang amat menyayat hati bagi saya. Apa alasan UMNO/BN mahu membuat pembangunan di atas tanah sawah/bendang/tanah pertanian, saya pun tak tau. KEnapa tak boleh buat pembangunan di tempat lain?
p.s.saya pernah bercakap dengan seorang bekas eksekutif minyak di luar negeri. Kata beliau, sekiranya ada peluang, beliau mahu membuka sawah sendiri kerana kerjanya tidak susah dan untungnya cukup lumayan. Lebih2 lagi, sekarang ini pesawah boleh menanam padi 4 kali setahun.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 10:58 AM PDT
I felt like an alien while taking a drive around the capital city yesterday. So many eyes were on me, as if I was committing a crime. Why? I was (perhaps) the only one hoisting the Jalur Gemilang on my car. A few minutes later, I saw another national flag hoisted on a garbage truck.
Just 10 more days to National Day and it has been almost two weeks since the government launched the 'Kibarkan Jalur Gemilang' to encourage Malaysians getting more patriotic about their own country.
Nope! Things are not like 10 or 20 years ago when Malaysians really took part in it. What's happening here? Are Malaysians losing their sense of belonging or just couldnt care less about Hari Kebangsaan? Or they rather save their money on a RM1 flag but spend a few hundred ringgit on other things (like wine and dine), just like taking a long drive in order to avoid paying a 50 sen toll?
And how many of our kids and the younger generation today can recite Rukun Negara and understand it?
Poor Malaysia! You are being forgotten...
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 06:24 AM PDT
The Solicitors' International Human Rights Group (SIHRG) in the UK has sent an open letter to Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman. This follows an informal dialogue with him during an anti-ISA protest in London 10 days ago as part of a planned ongoing engagement on the issue of abolishing the ISA.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:12 AM PDT
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Thank you Mr Prime Minister for speaking up although it took you about 5 days after your political subordinates from Umno and MCA got involved in a silly verbal war, which many of us thought it shouldnt have taken place at all (read here).
As chairman of Barisan Nasional, you were right about the needs for component parties to resolved sensitive matters in the spirit of consensus, and not by opening up a 'free for all' bout.
However, it will be proper to discuss whatever differences behind close doors. The new media nowadays are quick at contemplating, some in your favor and some are not.
Your 1Malaysia doesnt need such batterings. If all parties abide to the true spirit of cooperation and tolerance, everybody will be fine.
Umno and MCA have internal problems too. Leaders of both sides must try hard to win the support of their respective party members and not being obsessed by petty issues. Should one party falters, the impact on BN will be disastrous!
So, Umno and MCA - put that ugly episode behind...
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 05:23 AM PDT
This video reveals heavy-handed police action during a peaceful anti-ISA vigil in PJ on 1 August 2010.
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:43 AM PDT
The MCA has never interfered in the operations of The Star Publications (M) Bhd and its subsidiary - Star Rfm Sdn Bhd which owns the 988 Mandarin radio station. The party is fully aware of the status of The Star Publications Bhd as a public listed company and its responsibilities to the shareholders.
I met disc jockey Jamaluddin Ibrahim on May 3, 2010, at the MCA headquarters after the latter requested to see me. Such meetings with journalists, whether print or electronic, is part of my duty as the party president, It is not true that I have met him five times as he has claimed.
Jamaluddin, as a Muslim, should be more responsible and not made misleading and wrongful statements, particularly in this holy month of Ramadhan.
I am given to understand that the 988 radio station has received a warning letter from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). I am informed that Jamaluddin was asked to go on leave.
The MCA is not responsible for the decision on Jamaluddin. I reiterate that the MCA will not intervene in the case and that the matter will be fully handled by the management.
I wish to reiterate the new MCA leadership would not interfere in the operations and management of The Star and the 988 radio station. Star Publications, as a listed company, has an independent management and the professional team should be left to make their operations decisions.
I also believe that the media group should not be used or abused for any individual agenda.
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Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:37 AM PDT
Gambar atas tak ada kena mengena dengan karakter yang disebut
Lepas terawih, tiga sahabat lepak minum untuk moreh. Zambri, Harun dan Munir. Cerita merapik.
Harun: Aku dulu ada cikgu ugama tanya. Kalau hang askar, lama tak balik. Jumpa bini dah tak terkawal lagi. Dia tanya macam mana caranya kalau tak kena merdekakan dua hamba atau puasa dua bulan. Hang ingat macam mana?
Zambri: Tak tau pulak.
Munir: Mesti dia suruh buka juga.
Harun: Itulah Ustaz cakap minum supaya batalkan puasa. Lepaih tu berilah nafkah.
Munir: Tapi hang tau tak dosa besaq kalau batal puasa dengan sengaja dalam bulan puasa.
Harun: Tak tau. Mungkin kalau keadaan orang yang tak boleh kawal, itu caranya kot?
Zambri: Takpa, aku ada situasi. Katalah hang sangkut dalam trafik jam dan buah korma takda, makanan takda, air pun takda. Macam nak buka puasa?
Harun: Hmmm ... air takda, korma takda, makanan takda ...
Munir: Ini teka keki ke?
Harun: Kalau hujan, boleh tangkup air luar buat buka.
Munir: Tunggu saja sat.
Zambri: Ini nak dapatkan sunat buka segara bila masuk waktu.
Munir: Aku malas nak fikir-fikir. Mesti jawapan pelik2. Apa dia Zambri?
Zambri: Hang korek telinga.
Harun: Ha ha ha ...
Munir: Siul aje. He he he ...
Macam-macam cerita orang buka puasa.
Sini ada kisah bos Melayu Liberal suratkhabar orang putih yang kena minum air dulu kot ...
Entah tak tau sapa :)
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 02:53 AM PDT
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