- All Out Contests In PKR Bukit Gelugor Division!
- A murder case turns into racism time-bomb
- MCA agrees to continuation of policy but it must be redefined
- “Will SUPP prove us Wrong..??”
- Kata-Kata Nik Aziz Telah Diputarbelitkan (Video)
- Global Indian Fest 2010 Model search finalist-Part 1
- Dr M: Suicidal for Umno to part from Perkasa
- MB Proclaims Tengku Faris New Kelantan Ruler.
- ‘Graceful Malays, grabbing Chinese?’
- Will there be a GE within the next six months?
- PKR leaders should refrain from openly endorsing candidates
- PKR must rid itself of the 'polytikus' virus
- Release all local and foreign ISA detainees this Hari Raya
- The revoking of Malaysian citizenship
- Surprise! Simultaneous polls
- Hari Malaysia Advert abt Our Constitution - The Star 15/09
- Pastor Terry Jones Burn the Koran issue...
- Khairy tunda penubuhan Omak
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 05:18 AM PDT
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 09:36 AM PDT
By An Observer
The List of Candidates
CABANG BUKIT GELUGOR
Calon-calon Ketua Cabang
Calon-calon Timbalan Ketua Cabang
Calon-calon Naib Ketua Cabang
29 Orang Calon-calon Ahli Jawatankuasa Cabang (names yet to be published by the Party's Election Clommiittee) untuk 15 jawatan.
Election will take place on 3rd October, 2010 (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm at the Community Hall, Taman Tun Sardon Market. The Division has 1790 valid voting members, and many wish to see a change to the present culture of hardly having a Division Commiittee meeting once a year!
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 08:34 AM PDT
Racism at its utmost! Sosilawati murder case has been turned into a racism cannonball. The government, especially Home Ministry and Bukit Aman must attend to this and not allowing it to explode on our faces.
Some parties are fast to point their fingers at 'the uprise of Indian gangsterism' in the country. The arrest of 8 suspects (all are Indians) has inspired some people to conclude that 'penyangak bangsa India' is on the prowl, seeking revenge on the Malays and others with a message that they are the 'big boss' now.
Text messages sent out by this number, 016-6356--- reads: "Pembunuhan Sosilawati. Org India nak tunjuk mereka gangster HEBAT di Msia... org Melayu mesti bertindak... jika tidak bacul la org Melayu, tak de telor!! Yg tau nak hasad dengki saja..."
I got it at 12.16pm today. I dont know under whose name the number is registered with but it may lead to a backlash by the Malays.
About four hours later, at 16.38pm, the same number sent me another SMS (I believe similar messages were sent out to many, and not to specific persons only), which reads:
"BBM, Barisan Bertindak Melayu, sdg mngatur strategi utk mnyerang minda org2 Melayu yg prihatin. No more slow & free selected act by police twds Indian groups. BBN is a non-reg'td body incline to be a Malay mafia rebellious group."
Its full of TNT here, dont you think so?
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 07:22 AM PDT
BIDOR: The MCA fully agrees with the continuation of the affirmative action policy but it should be redefined, said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
He said affirmative action should be based on needs and merit.
"We fully agree with the Prime Minister that it should be redefined so it will not be hijacked by some people," he told reporters after attending a dinner organised by Bidor Han Chiang Association yesterday.
Dr Chua said if affirmative action was based on needs and merit, the poor would continue to receive help.
"A good example will be if a bumiputra is poor, he will continue to be assisted based on needs and merit rather than race as the sole criterion," he added.
Dr Chua was asked to comment on a statement by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that Malaysia would continue with its affirmative action policy for bumiputras in reshaping the economy but would make things more equitable for non-bumiputras.
The Prime Minister had said the implementation of affirmative action under the New Economic Model would be reviewed but not its overall objectives since the aim was to develop a more equitable society towards long-term stability.
Dr Chua said affirmative action had to be redefined to ensure no problem in its implementation.
There should be no identification of economic functions with race, he added.
THE STAR (Monday September 13, 2010)
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 07:14 AM PDT
audie61 will leave out the unpublishable details which many will be shouting and cursing at the once dominant and inpenetrable party SUPP. 1001 reasons why the party is on a downward spiral and whatever medicine given at this present moment might just not heal the painful symptoms felt inside.
ARE WE SO SURE THAT THERE IS NO REVERSAL ANTIDOTE..?? Will the DAP be caught with their pants down as Sarawakians when you least expect might just come back in droves to deliver a knockout blow.
True, many political analysts have been "caught into saying openly" that the SUPP supremo has overstayed his welcome but in times of crisis to the party he has stayed to overcome the fears that his party will face the eventuality of losing more seats under his watch as President.
Is it his fault..?? You will say yes.
But if you were him will you just not walk away and leave the other comrades to face the music? That is not what the SUPP supremo was told when he first joined the party of his dreams. In times of adversity it will show how the true man will rise up to challenge. The last few days we have had many reports and articles which has put SUPP in a more acceptable light to the chinese community.
"WE MUST BE UNITED". THAT IS THE RALLYING CRY BY THE SUPP SUPREMO. WILL SUPP PUT ASIDE ALL THE INFIGHTING AND GO FOR THE COMMON ENEMY..??
Suddenly why audie61 has shifted sides in giving BN/SUPP a lifeline. Shouldn't we just pour more oil into the BURNING HOUSE OF SUPP…?? If all the leaders are willing to ride again together with and on the Presidents train,SUPP will not go into the history books as "HERE LIVED A FORMER GREAT" SUPP Might just prove us all wrong…!! and you of all people will bite your lip and say "I told you so"
YOU LIED I SAW THAT…………..
On 10th of June 2009 we wrote this article and the header was,""PAS,DAP and PKR In Sarawak..Voices from within"
Earlier article:- In the years gone by it was common to hear Bandar Kuching Voters saying,"DAP we vote for Parliament only.State seat we vote for local SUPP" Today in the local political scene its ,"HOW MANY SUPP seats will be losts to the opposition DAP..??"
How times have changed especially in the urban areas where the internet,bloggers and information technology has played its part. The government controlled mainstream media knows that they can only do that much for the ruling government.They will still try and as far as they can to give positive coverage BUT one knows its VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE to hide any news from the more matured urbanised Sarawakians.
DAP needs no introduction as they have been in Sarawak for well over twenty five years and have earned their stripes. Its only a question of how many more they can wrestle from SUPP Chinese areas to put more of their man/women in the State assembly. A political secretary from the northern region was very bothered and he was fearful for SUPP seats as he puts it nicely as,"the TIDE has reached the shores." So the urban areas will see SUPP facing their arch rivals DAP.
My dad said SKY meaning Sim Kwang Yang (MP for Bandar Kuching 1982-1995)would have been a welcome addition to the new DAP YBS in the state. He did his part for Sarawak and we must be thankful for him.Its a check and balance or else they will not be Progress for the state.
Democracy needs opposition to stir the economics and ensure that the ruling government projects are accountable and transparent enough. If its too lopsided the YBs would not be working for their constituencies. On PAS my dad was quick to point out that its the rural malay/melanau areas which PBB is worried. If not why should Awang Tengah worry…??
Yesterdays english tabloid had this headlines,"PAS no threat to State BN;Tengah" The extract:-" Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) senior vice president Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan does not think that Parti Islam Malaysia (PAS) will be a threat to Sarawak Barisan Nasional even if the peninsula-based party were to make its so-called "surprise" in the coming state election. The full article can be read here,"http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=52961
A veteran Iban politician said that it seems that most disgruntled and has been Ibans are turning towards PKR as a vehicle to push their agendas forward. In Batang air it was clearly a mismatch and also HIDDEN HANDS played a very significant part in ensuring the PKR machinery is totally helpless and divided. Lets see how the new YB Mussen will do in the next state elections due very soon..he continued.
If only PKR and Anwar and his team do more Soul searching for a brand new team maybe the Iban areas will see new PKR YBs. If PKR maintains as he said earlier the tested and tried polticians,has-beens it will be a total wipeout in the Iban areas. Its time to turn to the young Iban intellectuals to present a new fight and its not Dayakism anymore but fighting for their own constituencies. If for 45 years a longhouse in Machan is deprived of electricity and used mostly as election gimmicks its time to change the YBs in the areas.
This is part of the extract," We had been waiting for so long for the government to bring clean water supply to our longhouses," Ringgit Injing, 62, Rumah Samsudin.
Villager, Mad Injing, 68, said: "For more than 50 years, we have been doing this so we asked our assemblyman to provide piped water to our villages, but somehow our request went unanswered."
Do I need to explain further to the PKR top guns. In the political world its selfishness and a common agenda which will determine whether that party succeeds or fails. They are no handouts in politics and PKR being relatively new as compared to DAP or PAS and it needs its leaders to be more of politically capable,acceptable,qualified and of a certain calibre who will ensure that the partys policies and mission are carried out.
Just take SKY for example and he was fighting the might of the BN in Sarawak. If there are a few Iban SKYs Iban areas will not be so left behind. Look towards the young Iban intellectuals and thats the answer to PKR breakthrough.
Obviously there will be many independants who will try their luck to win a seat in the State legislative Assembly. But today Sarawak will be a different challenge for Sarawak based parties as they will take on National parties in DAP,PAS and PKR. The line is already being drawn and its up to the Sarawak voters to choose. Time is still on the Sarawak CM Pehin Taib to continue to run the state and he has till 2011. Who would deprive him of that..??
We say as always,"If there are voices from within the incumbent YBs will need to work hard to ensure that they are re-elected or all will be losts .We have signalled you YBs and dont blame us….
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 07:11 AM PDT
Video ini telah disebarkan dalam internet terutamanya di forum-forum Bahasa Cina. Tujuannya mudah, untuk menakutkan pengundi Cina supaya untuk tidak mengundi PAS...
Kebelangkan ini, satu video yang bertajuk "Pemimpin PAS menyuruh mereka yang tidak menutup aurat, biarkan mereka dirogol sahaja". Video ini telah disebarkan dalam forum yang berbahsa Cina. tujuannya mudah, untuk menakutkan pengundi Cina supaya tidak mengundi PAS.
Sokongan orang Cina terhadap PAS nyata merisaukan sesetengah pihak. Menurut statistik, hampir 80% pengundi Cina di Bukit Gantang telah mengundi calon PAS iaitu Nizar. Hal ini telah merisaukan mereka kerana kebanyakan kawasan pengundian di Semenanjung Malaysia terdiri daripada campuran pelbagai kaum.
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Posted: 13 Sep 2010 05:17 AM PDT
Tengku Faris Petra Sultan Ismail Petra was today proclaimed the 29th Kelantan Sultan by Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, at the Istana Balai Besar at 12.30pm here today, despite assertions that it was a "power grab".
He will replace his father, Sultan Ismail Petra, who suffered a stroke on May 14, 2009 and has yet to recover.
"It is hereby proclaimed, in accordance with Article 23A of the Kelantan State Constitution, that the Regent of Kelantan shall now ascend to the throne to succeed his father," Nik Aziz said.
Present were Tengku Bendahara of Kelantan Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra; Council of Regency Chairman and also Tengku Laksamana of Kelantan Tengku Abdul Halim Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim; Comptroller of the Kelantan Royal Household Datuk Abdul Halim Hamad; state dignitaries; members of parliament and assemblymen.
Nik Aziz said the Kelantan Regency Council met at 9am today at the State Secretariat at Kota Darul Naim to decide on the proclamation, adding that the installation ceremony will be held later.
The mentri besar also pledged the Kelantan people's undivided loyalty to the new Sultan. He later presented the instrument of proclamation to the Sultan of Kelantan at Istana Negeri in Kubang Kerian.
The announcement was made pursuant to Article 23A of the Kelantan State Constitution — gazetted on July 22, 2010 — which covers the removal of a Sultan from the throne due to a major and serious handicap or illness.
Constitutional law expert Professor A. Aziz Bari told The Malaysian Insider that the proclamation was legal based on the amendment and the council's right to choose a new ruler.
However, the Sultan's lawyers claimed that the new law "may open the Regent to a charge of interference with the course of justice and to contempt proceedings."
Rashid Zulkifli Advocates & Solicitors stated that the Sultan had presented two petitions to the Federal Court to obtain its opinion on a number of questions, arising from the actions and conduct of (Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra) as the Regent of the State.
"Central to those questions is the determination by the court of the extent of the power of the Regent acting during the incapacity of the Sultan," the statement read.
"In view of the pending issue before the Federal Court, it seems to us that it is not proper or lawful for the Regent to pre-empt the decision of the court on the pending issues by arrogating to himself the power of the Sultan under Article 3 of the Constitution," it added.
In a separate statement issued yesterday, the Sultan's eldest sister Tengku Merjan Sultan Yahya Petra said she was saddened by attempts to proclaim a new Sultan, describing it as a sad day for the constitutional monarchy system if the "conspirators" were allowed to succeed in ousting her brother as the legal Ruler of the state.
Tengku Merjan claimed that an application for an Opinion of the Federal Court had been made on whether the Regent of Kelantan had the power to remove members of the Council of Succession appointed earlier by the Sultan of Kelantan.
She said both state and federal authorities should take heed of the seriousness of the matter and take positive steps immediately to prevent the "conspirators" from carrying out their "despicable" act, adding that the matter — if allowed to succeed — would become a dangerous precedent.
State secretary Datuk Mohd Aiseri Alias is scheduled to provide details at 2pm today in a press conference at the Istana Negeri, Kubang Kerian, and to brief the media on the new Article 23A, which was drafted according to Article 3(2) of the Kelantan State Constitution (Second Part) that covers royal succession.
The Kelantan Insider website, which is aligned to the Regent, said Tengku Faris will ensure that the position of the Sultan and his royal consort will be provided for in another provision under the state constitution, to be revealed at the press conference.
Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:34 PM PDT
By Mohd Arif Sabri Aziz
COMMENT Every year, we hear the same story about the ugly Malaysian. At open houses, people scrambled and dashed for the food. Adults behave like undisciplined children. If the PKR people think they are immune from the ugly Malaysians, think again.
At the recent Hari Raya Open House at the IT City, there was the same mad scramble for food. You would think these people are starving refugees.
My friend's children were queuing up for "duit raya". Only to be told, we have no more money to give out. No surprise as adults too were lining up to get raya money.
But I will leave it to others who can tell better stories than I about the ugly Malaysian.
As for me, I want to tell the story about people's acquisitive tendencies since it is commonly believed that the basis of a prosperous society is an acquisitive society.
A society that has a lower quotient of acquisitive tendencies will undergo a slower pace of economic advancement. It is further believed that the deficiency in acquisitive quotient can be corrected by cultural engineering.
Sometime ago, I read what a sociologist named Judith Djamour wrote about Malays. She did some research on Singapore Malays in the 1940s and 1950s. What she wrote was used by the Singapore government in devising policies to handle its Malay population.
Of particular interest was Djamour's interpretation on the differences between a Malay and a Chinese.
The Chinese, says Djamour, considers the acquisition of wealth as almost an end by itself. So he becomes an indefatigable worker and a keen businessmen.
So the Chinese is always in attack mode. Business, social interactions, competing for parking bays and eating.
The Malay, on the other hand, attached importance to easy and graceful living. He doesn't see the acquisition of wealth as an end by itself and so avoids becoming an unrelenting worker and a less keen businessman.
So the Malay is usually in a passive mode -- diffident, hesitant and withdrawn.
It is only now that I can picture clearly the significance of these two different character types. I am not at all pleased with the implications of the picture above.
I am asking myself, could the two differences cited by Djamour be reflected in the way we reach out for our food?
Could it be that a simple act of acquiring food in a competitive environment, where thousands and thousands of people are looking for the same thing, forces the basic acquisitive instincts to be put on display?
The Malay with one outstretched hand is less acquisitive than the Chinese with two outstretched hands?
Shall we say then, the Malay does value graceful living more and the Chinese aren't shy to show his acquisitive tendencies?
Further, how shall we Malays make the acquisitive tendencies our second nature?
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:08 PM PDT
From Subramaniam Bharathy, via e-mail
Najib is very much trying to live up to his father's image. He wants to leave behind a successful country – unfortunately he does not have all the skills needed to do that. Just look at the mish mash across the country. He does not seem to be able to get his arms around any of these. The issues, however seem to be only growing. .
Perkasa, Mahaithr, MCA, MIC, PKFZ, Tajudin Ramli, Hilmi Saad, Muhyiddin Yassin, Hishammuddin, KJ, Sarawak, Taib Mahmud, Sabah BN, – just to name a few around him. If you add his nemesis in PKR, in PAS, in Mongolia, in France, in Hindraf, what you get is not a very pretty picture of a PM in control of his and his party's future.
With so much uncertainty only a fool will decide to go to the polls.
Is Najib such a fool?
Najib may not be skilfull, may not be a risk taker, but nobody can accuse him of being a fool. If Najib decides he has to go to the polls in the next six months, what it may mean is that there are worse consequences out there beyond all of this if he does not.
It is a well known fact that the government is fast runinng out of the kind of funds it has been used to in its heydays - the kind of funds needed to keep Umno humming along. The talk of the need to to withdraw subsidies, the need to introduce GST are all indicators of these mounting pressures.
All the Felda, Felcra exposures sure do not help any of that. The by–election expenditures which are by no means insignificant do not help either. The sources of funding for the political patronage system that Umno has built up is drying up.
Najib has to act fast. The costs and risks of calling the elections soon seem to be less than the costs and risks of not calling the elections soon enough
Najib is in the throes of an imminent political death. He is grasping for his last political breath. He is desperate. When you are desperate, all discretion goes out the window and risk considerations do not seem to matter. When survival is all that counts – what are you talking about making a successful country, father's image or not.
So, there you have it – the making of the 13th GE sooner than at the end of Najib's term.
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:07 PM PDT
From addeb, via e-mail
Firstly, Iet me say I am not a PKR member. But just as the state chiefs must not declare open support or opposition to any particular candidate (for any post being contested), Anwar or Syed Hussein, or for that matter anyone with a position in the party, MUST NOT declare support openly.
PKR has put in place a mechanism (imperfect as it may be) that is as close as it gets to a 'perfect' democracy, in the process of choosing its leadership. It is in fact a breakthrough in so far as a Malaysian political entity is concerned.
Why throw a spanner in the works now? Was it not the intention of the party that leaders must be picked by the members at large? And it being so, why must a leader (now) announce, 'I want this guy', or 'I don't want that fellow'? Isn't that 'their' culture?
Consider too, the implication of the members electing not in tandem with the expressed preference of a leader. Or bluntly, (say) Anwar announces his support for Azmin for the deputy's post.
Come the result, Azmin proves to be not the members' choice. What next? Can Anwar 'work' with the victor? Can the victor accept, and thus give his all, knowing that he had been second best to the supremo? Would the wound ever heal?
My view is that PKR's leaders must stay out of the electoral process. Keep an open mind. Whoever is the members' choice, that will be the person who everyone has to work with.
Unless, of course, there is another interpretation of democracy. One that I do not know of!
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:06 PM PDT
From Julia Tan, via e-mail
Many of us who are discerning people want thinking people at the helm. Not politicians. Politicians play 'polytikus' and are subject to that disease.
We want honest and transparent plus intelligent people who will think of the greater good of all Malaysians and not for their pockets only.
The thing is many people forget that God sees the motive behind an act and he gives the pahala accordingly; we should expect not to see a majority of people up there.
Hence, PKR should know what to do unless they too, have the 'polytikus' virus.
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:05 PM PDT
From P Uthayakumar, via e-mail
We welcome the release of the longest serving ISA detainee Shamsuddin Sulaiman, a suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) detainee without trial who was released on Sept 2 after eight years.
In the spirit of Hari Raya, we call upon the Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to release all local and foreign friends still being detained without trial at the Kamunting Prison in Taiping.
On this auspicious occasion, I recall how I had fasted for the whole of the Ramadan month in 2008 along with my Jemaah Islamiah friends and other Muslims.
When each JI and other detainees were released, it used to be a happy and also sad occasion. Happy because our fellow ISA detainee is being released from detention.
And sad because we were going to miss a friend and perhaps will never ever see him again. Even when we bid farewell and hugged them goodbye, it was from the heart.
Behind the walls of the prison there was truly 1Malaysia as everyone was treated equally irrespective of their race or religion.
Even though the Hindraf lawyers were labeled as Hindu extremists by Umno we had zero problems with the JI 'Islamic extremists' at Kamunting Prison.
This is evidence that racist and religious supremacy in Malaysia is largely the creation of the Umno controlled government to maintain and sustain their 53 year old rule of Malaysia.
We learnt in Kamunting Prison that genuine 1Malaysia naturally takes place and does not have to be artificial as it is in reality today.
Under the law every man is presumed innocent until proven guilty and therefore no one should be arbitrarily detained under the ISA.
Instead, they should be given a full hearing and be tried in an independent and fair court of law and that too only if there is a genuine case against him.
The pain and torture of detention under the ISA is a lot more worse than for the ordinary prisoners who would know exactly when they would be released.
But for the ISA detainees, their detention is indefinite and they would not know when they would be released.
This alone is designed to make it a lot painful and most suffer from mental torture on a day to day basis.
On this auspicious Hari Raya occasion, I recall my 514 days of detention without trial under the ISA at Kamunting Prison.
I feel for my friends still detained there and call upon the Home Minister to release them all on the occasion of this Hari Raya.
Finally we call for the abolishment of the ISA and for the closing down of the ISA Kamunting Detention Prison.
Former ISA detainee Uthayakumar is the pro-tem secretary-general of Human Rights Party.
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 01:04 PM PDT
From Zakay A Rehman, via e-mail
I'm no constitutional expert but the rights or authority to remove citizenship creates an interesting topic of discussion.
There have been several instances recently and in the past where against an alleged wrong doing, demands for stripping of Malaysian citizenship ensues as punishment.
I assume that if these utterances occurred elsewhere, the threats would have been taken seriously as to invoke in the least, a debate?
Fundamentally my question, is citizenship a privilege or a right ?
If citizenry is a privilege then with it comes duty, with duty comes responsibility, thus failure (allegedly or otherwise) of the citizen to uphold duty can the privilege be taken away, as form of punishment.
But it begs the question of what circumstances would permit the removal of citizenship and also what does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights say about a person or persons made stateless? ( Malaysia being a party to the convention).
Or does a stateless person, made so by removal of citizenship, become a refugee with UN refugee status who can then seek shelter in developed countries, as how the UN steps in to assist refugees from other 'failed or despot states'?
Maybe Namewee should seek refugee status in the interim, in the event that Puteri Umno get their demands, wherein, then under the United Nation auspices he can find his way to the Americas and promote himself in Hollywood instead!
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 11:42 AM PDT
By JK Jayan
COMMENT As the country gears up for the Sarawak state election, speculation is rife that the 13th general election is around the corner as well. There is a possibility that both elections will be held simultaneously.
It will be a master strategy for the Barisan Nasional leadership to have both elections at the same time as it will prevent Peninsular-based Pakatan Rakyat leaders from campaigning in Sarawak.
Pakatan leaders, who are keen on capturing Sarawak to provide a boost to their pursuit of Putrajaya, will be restrained to their respective constituencies.
Given Sarawak's landscape and the short campaign period usually allocated for general elections, no Pakatan leader from the peninsula will dare waste precious time in Sarawak.
The Sibu by-election has taught some bitter lessons to the BN leadership. It revealed what will happen if key Pakatan leaders are allowed to campaign in Sarawak.
Catch-22 for BN
In Sarawak, BN is now faced with the formidable task of deciding whether to allow current Chief Minister Taib Mahmud to lead the election battle or to find a replacement.
Sources familiar with Sarawak politics say that while Pakatan is heading into Sarawak with some confidence, BN is in a "Catch-22" situation, saddled with problems and issues associated with Taib.
If BN retains Taib as chief minister, then they will be facing a barrage of questions and criticisms from the opposition regarding the corruption allegations against him.
On the other hand, if BN drops Taib, they will be losing one of the most experienced and seasoned leaders in the history of Sarawak politics.
BN will also be faced with the arduous task of naming a capable leader to lead the BN charge in Sarawak. The coalition will be torn between naming a Melanau Malay or a Dayak as the next chief minister and Sarawak BN leader.
BN will be able to turn the tables against Pakatan by dropping Taib and replacing him with a Dayak leader.
With just that one master stroke, BN will be able to drastically change the current political situation in Sarawak by soothing the feelings of the Dayak community and knocking out a key political strategy mooted by the Pakatan leadership -- to name a Dayak leader as chief minister in the event they win the state election.
Three factors favouring Pakatan
Three key factors seem to be favouring Pakatan in Sarawak. The first is their promise that the state will have a Dayak chief minister in the event Pakatan forms the next state government.
This may drive the Dayak community, which forms almost half of Sarawak's population, to support the Pakatan candidates.
The second factor is the promise by Pakatan to increase the oil royalty to Sarawak by a hefty
20% through which more development projects can be initiated. Neutral voters in Sarawak may be swayed by this.
The third factor is the backing of the Chinese community through DAP. The Chinese form 26% of the population in the state and their support can be the deciding factor in many constituencies.
Put together, these three factors can tilt BN's fortunes in Sarawak even though the coalition is mightier in terms of election machinery and financial strength.If the Sarawak state election is held separately and if BN loses, it will have a profound effect on the parliamentary elections.
With the state administration under their control, the Pakatan leadership will be able to concentrate on the parliamentary seats in Sarawak and if they can win at least half of the 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak, then the prospect of BN forming the next federal government will be doomed.
There are also other reasons why the BN leadership may decide against stretching their term of office until 2012 or 2013.
There is widespread speculation that the world will be hit by an economic downturn towards the end of the year or early next year. If this happens, it will also suffocate the Malaysian economy, which is already facing a decline in foreign direct investments (FDIs).
On the political front, BN's chances of winning back the lost states and parliamentary seats in the peninsula look bleak. On the surface, it appears that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has managed to win some points with his 1Malaysia campaign.
However, the campaign is also backfiring on BN, with opposition to it coming from towering and influential personalities such as Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Malay right-wing movement Perkasa is also punching holes in Najib's grand plan.
In 2012, most of the BN parties, including Umno, are expected to hold their party elections which will lead to infighting and backstabbing; and this will definitely reflect on the general election.
Although the party elections can be postponed after the general election, the undercurrent, especially, in Umno will be strong.
Dragging the general election until the last leg will only give more room to the opposition to prepare themselves. The infighting among the political parties in Sabah may worsen.
And if there are some negative outcomes from the ongoing French investigation into the submarine scandal, that too will affect the image of Najib's administration.
On the same note, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim continues to be a formidable force with his sodomy trial having little or no impact on his credibility and popularity.
The recent revelation about the affair between a member of the prosecution team and the complainant is also working in favour of Anwar.
With so many uncertainties looming, there is every possibility that the BN leadership may decide to hold the next general election simultaneously with the Sarawak state election to catch the opposition by surprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 08:50 PM PDT
Have a meaningful
The author of An Introduction to the Constitution of Malaysia, our Lord President from 1974 to 1982, an exemplary, towering and honourable Malaysian - Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim 1917 - 2000
What is to be done?
It is a balancing act, bringing together a myriad group of people from differing backgrounds, wealth and locations into a peaceful society. It is written with love, care and pragmatism. Our constitution's overriding goal is to create a nation of happy, performing and prosperous people. It defines who gets what, when, how, where and why.
Our Document of Unity shows us how to breathe the spirit of give and take in our daily actions. To know that we have enough for everyone's need but not for anyone's greed, no one gets everything, but everyone gets something.
We need to breathe back that spirit. We need to reaffirm this Social Contract. We need to go back to our Constitution of 57 – Our Document of Unity.
Let us add value,
Have A Meaningful Hari Malaysia
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 07:59 PM PDT
The Ugly Truth – A Personal Message from Father Elias Zahlawi, a Syrian Catholic priest to Pastor Terry Jones Â« – http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/a-personal-message-from-father-elias-zahlawi-a-syrian-catholic-priest-to-pastor-terry-jones/
"This was a result of provocations, started by the Ground Zero Mosque, Imam Rauf." Unquote.
Next, to share this...
Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is Globalist Stooge! Â« Socio-Economics History Blog – http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/ground-zero-mosque-imam-is-globalist-stooge/
MUST SEE VIDEO: FOX News' Hypocrisy on Ground Zero Mosque Financier (FOX News OWNER Prince Al-Waleed)August 24, 2010, – 3:40 pm – By Debbie Schlussel – http://www.debbieschlussel.com/26321/must-see-video-fox-news-hypocrisy-on-ground-zero-mosque-financier-fox-news-owner-prince-alwaleed/
***Rockefeller/Carnegie/Luce/CIA behind the Ground Zero "Mosque …
'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam Was A Bush-Era Partner For Mideast Peace ...
Sharif El Gamal – Thug and True Face behind the Ground Zero Mosque aka Cordoba Mosque – Follow the Money – http://vodpod.com/watch/4308888-sharif-el-gamal-thug-and-true-face-behind-the-ground-zero-mosque-aka-cordoba-mosque-follow-the-money
With our Ketuanan Jaguh Kampung Political Leaders still "Playing Marbles" with their Kindergarten charades...chereographed by their foreign & Local "Shadow Puppet Masters"...towards "Bankrupting the nation Programmes", Chaos, etc...
You be the judge.
Posted: 12 Sep 2010 07:00 PM PDT
KUALA LUMPUR 13 September: Penubuhan Organisasi Melayu Anti perKasa atau singkatan Omak terpaksa ditunda ekoran kehadiran yang rendah disebabkan perayaan hari raya yang masih disambut.
Encik Khairy Jamaluddin yang merupakan pengasas Omak dan bakal menjadi Protem Presiden tidak menjangka orang-orang Melayu masih lagi berhari raya pada hari ketiga Syawal semalam.
Khairy menyalahkan Perkasa kerana enggan menerimapakai tradisi barat yang meraikan Krismas untuk hanya satu hari.
Dalam kenyataannya, Khairy menerangkan Omak ditubuhkan untuk menggembelingkan tenaga anak-anak muda Melayu yang "pandai tapi kurang bijak" bagi menentang agenda Melayu yang mahu dibawa oleh mana-mana pihak, khususnya Perkasa.
Ide ini datang semasa sedang minum dengan Zaid Ibrahim di Work-In-Progress Bangsar.
Kumpulan pengasas Omak dengan kerjasama bekas-bekas penghuni Tingkat 3 dan Ethos Consulting sedang mengenalpasti anak-anak muda sedemikian yang telah mereka tempatkan di tempat-tempat strategik dalam GLC seluruh negara.
Ditanya wartawan kenapa mereka tidak bekerja dengan MNC atau berniaga, Khairy menerangkan mereka ini telah khusus dilatih untuk hanya menyamun GLC. Terangnya lagi, walaupun mereka percaya pada meritokrasi dan persaingan, mereta turut percaya mereka perlu dikecualikan syarat tersebut.
Khairy turut ditanya kenapa tidak menggunkan Kimma yang merupakan pertubuhan bersekutu UMNO sebagai landasan. Dia tidak menafikan ada usaha-usaha sedemikian. Namun namanya tidak sesuai kerana pihak Kimma mahu digunakan persatuan bersekutu mereka bernama Persatuan Ushawan KIMMA atau nama singkatan PUKIMMA.
Ianya terlalu mencerminkan keperibadian saya, kata Khairy.
Kebanyakkan anak-anak muda yang bakal menyertai Omak adalah bekas penuntut-penuntut dari Oxford University, Cambridge University, Warwick Univerisity, Bristol University, Imperial College, London School of Economics dan lain-lain Universiti ternama di Britain.
Menurut Khairy, Omak menentang tindakan rasis kumpulan Melayu untuk menuntut hak Melayu. Namun Omak menyokong dan menggalakan mana-mana kumpulan-kumpulan dan parti-parti bukan Melayu untuk membuat tuntutan kerana Omak percaya undi mereka lebih ramai.
Omak bercadang membuat laporan ke NST dan Malaysian Insider setiap kali Perkasa membuat laporan polis.
Mesyuarat penubuhan telah ditunda kepada cuti Hari Raya Haji pada 17 November. - Agensi Husin Lempoyang
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