Thursday, September 2, 2010

The quiet RM40 million loss

The quiet RM40 million loss

The quiet RM40 million loss

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 02:46 PM PDT

Malaysiakini - 'Shocked to learn Realmild shares belonged to Umno'.

When I read the above MKINI article I asked myself "How ah? RM40 million gone into the longkang just like that!"

MKINI reported:

Former Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce chairperson Abdul Rahman Maidin told the commercial division of the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today that he had to bear losses of RM40 million for the 7.101 million shares he purchased in Realmild (M) Sdn Bhd, which were said to belong to Umno. [...]

… sometime at the end of 2001, he was instructed by then Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to transfer all the Realmild shares in his name to Syed Anwar Jamalullail, without any consideration, and that he resigned from the two companies on Jan 8, 2002. [...]

… "I undertook the acquisition of Realmild shares purely from a corporate and commercial standpoint. I raised funds for this exercise through my personal financial means, without any assistance from any political entity."

Rahman said he informed Mahathir that he had paid RM40 million for the purchase of the Realmild shares.

"He (Mahathir) told me there was no reason why I had to pay the money when the shares never belonged to the individuals concerned as they belonged to Umno. Therefore, he said, no payment will be made to me because the shares always belonged to Umno."

So … poor Abdul Rahman Maidin had to suck it and see his RM40 million gurgled its lonesome way into the WC bowl.

RM40 million gone just like that – wah, even the [deleted] would be green with envy at the ease of the ... er ... 'transaction'.

RM40 million! I still can't get over it – 'tis a princely sum, nay, an Emperor's ransom (and let me remind you, at 2002's value) that millions and millions of Malaysians will never dream of seeing, let alone have … and he just accepted that humongous loss ... quietly.

Asked why he didn't take any action?

"... I did not want to do anything that would implicate the premier. That is why I did not want to proceed with any further action. I would rather take a loss."

Good boy.

Mainstream media has to lie, Mr PM!

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 09:25 AM PDT

Prime Minister Najib, I got two questions here - do you trust the mainstream media, and do you believe in everything they write and publish?

Your immediate answers (I guess) would be - "of course I do (in publishing what I said and in putting the national and the government interest above all... that they have Barisan Nasional at their upkeep... and that their editorial policy should support the legitimate government..."

As for question no.2 - "they report the truth, we believe in them. Afterall, if they tell lies, their printing permit will be at stake..."

My apology, sir but when mainstream media is put to question, many would say that they belong to BN and its components like Umno, MCA, MIC and others. To some extent, they would ask 'who isn't Umno?'

At the NSTP on Thursday, you advised the mainstream media (namely NSTP, Media Prima, Utusan group, RTM, Bernama, Nanyang Siang Pau and a few more) to base their reporting on actual fact and figure (here). Which is wise and smart.

You were also admitting the fact that they (the mainstream media) was facing a stiff challenge from the new media such as blogs and websites (some of which are more factual and precise in reporting the truth).

Now, the problem with mainstream media is they cannot and are not allowed to tell the whole truth about anything. Why? To protect the government, the leaders, the banks, the GLCs and others. There are some blankets being applied. We could understand that as it is one of the ways to lure foreign investors to Malaysia and not to frighten and chase them away.

The mainstream media will always be very protective of the government and its leaders, regardless of whether certain policies do work or if some Cabinet members are involved in graft of other irregularities.

They become so protective that they are willing to lie to the rakyat and the readers. Politicians from the ruling party are also allowed to ride on this mainstream media for their political and personal interest, on reasons that should their wrongdoings are exposed, it would humiliate the government and will cost them dearly at the next elections.

The bosses of this mainstream media are all pro-government and the best 'Yes men' around. For instance, if Rosmah gets more or as much publicity as Najib, that is because those 'Yes men' feel oblige to report anything she does, from A to Z. Compared with other First Ladies in the whole world, none gets so much publicity and in some cases, we hardly read them in newspapers or watch them on television.

Yes, mainstream media is the greatest liar and the best 'Yes man'. So, when blogs and websites published what they refused to publish, it puts them in a limbo. When more people go for blogs and news portal, their readership and circlulation are very much affected.

But it leaves them to no choice but to go on lying and hoarding facts for the sake of their 'masters'.

That is why mainstream media should be free of political control. The government already have Bernama, RTM and its radio station. Tying Utusan to Umno, NSTP to Umno or Nanyang Siang Pau to MCA, for instance will only make them the government tools and propaganda machineries.

We are not living in the 60s, 70s and 80s where newspapers and TV stations were very important in disseminating news and information. The Information Department (Jabatan Penerangan) used to be very important in carrying out such tasks but I think it is high time for it (Jabatan Penerangan) to be dissolved for its redundancy.

My conclusion is, the mainstream media cannot help but to go on spreading lies, exaggerations and bias reports. The business is good but its political attachment will continue to change the rakyat's perception on them, that they are just a propaganda machine!

MCA welcomes donations for Utar’s development

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 07:05 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA leadership welcomes donations from all philanthropists to develop Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar), said party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

As for a recent claim by a businessman that he wanted to donate RM30mil to Utar, Dr Chua said he was not consulted on the matter.

"Since I took office as party president, I was neither consulted nor approached by businessman Koon Yew Yin, who purportedly wanted to donate RM30 million to Utar," he said in a statement yesterday.

The president added he had also spoken to Utar council chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik on the matter.

"The university will soon issue a press statement to explain about Koon's offer," he said.

Chinese newspapers have reported Koon as saying he offered to donate RM30mil to Utar to be used for scholarships and for the construction of hostels.

He claimed that he had written a letter regarding his offer to Utar on March 1, but had yet to get a reply from the university after six months.

Koon added he had met the Utar management several times but his offer was not accepted.

THE STAR (Thursday September 2, 2010)

Eddin Khoo: We are content in our 'lala' land

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 04:07 AM PDT

MERDEKA SPECIAL My Merdeka | EP 4 Pt 2| Eddin Khoo: We are content in our 'lala' land by Indrani Kopal and Shufiyan Shukur
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We want 'old' police force please

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 04:15 AM PDT

From Star Online:

... Ismail Omar, 57, who will take over as the Inspector-General of Police from Sept 13, has vowed to give his best to improve the police force and take it to greater heights.

Errr ... no need lah for 'greater heights' - just give us back the old police force that existed during the days of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Hussein Onn please.

Untuk agama?

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 04:09 AM PDT

The doctoring of a photo to show Lim Guan Eng performing a Muslim ritual slaughter of) a cow (left photo) instead of the real participant, Nazir Jamaluddin (right photo), is shocking, not so much for the attempt to cast the DAP CM of Penang in the worst possible light in Muslim eyes, but more for the lie about an Islamic religious rite during the holy month of Islam.

Untuk agama?

Do I need to say more about those responsible?

1 Merdeka Dream: Focus on our common humanity, says Nurul

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 04:00 AM PDT

Written by Chua Sue-Ann
Monday, 30 August 2010 12:00

Let this year's Merdeka Day celebration spark a new national discourse on rewriting the Malaysian script so that it focuses on our "common humanity", says Lembah Pantai member of parliamant (MP) Nurul Izzah Anwar of PKR.

In an email interview, Nurul Izzah, 30, speaks about the crucial need to replace the old national script, which continues to dwell on the spectre of inter-communal strife, and says politicians should not stand in the way of promoting patriotism and nationalism.

Below are her answers to our Merdeka Day questions.

What, to your mind, should be the next major goal for Malaysians?
We need a new script to follow, as the old script continues to play on the bogeyman of inter-communal strife and Malay insecurities… To achieve this, we need a new era of constructive engagement involving all stakeholders to chart a new script based on the principles of a modern, progressive economy and the ideals of our founding fathers.

Our country has lost its competitiveness. It has become more risky and less attractive for foreign investment. Foreign investments are crucial for development and prosperity as we cannot rely solely on domestic-led investments.

Economic reforms are a prerequisite, but not sufficient, to achieve the performance of a high-income economy. Civil reform is a necessary step.

In today's borderless world, what does independence mean to you?
Independence, in a democratic and pluralistic society, means freedom in all forms as dictated by our constitution… We must look forward. We must be allowed to pursue our dreams and fulfil our potential as a people and nation that has historically been inclusive and diverse.

In fact, diversity is our nation's foundation and it is this diversity that will make us stronger and help us grow as a proud and prosperous nation.

What is your idea of nationalism and national cohesiveness?
Our identity must be Malaysian. Our interest must be the Malaysian interest.

By celebrating our differences, we can then frame a new national script that will make us a more humanistic nation. At the core of our ethnic existence lies our common humanity, which must be our reason for a common identity and polity that is Malaysia.

Rhetorics aside, we need all these ideals to be translated into action. Politicians should lead the charge, not stand in the way of promoting true patriotism and nationalism.

Is Malaysia heading in the right direction as a society? What would you change about the national outlook?
Political tension and temperature are rising due to the irresponsible play, by certain groups, on Malay insecurities. We must not allow "ultra" views to gain mainstream support or we might regress to tribalism and feudalism. My vision is for Malays to rise as a confident society.

The real debate should be about how, after 53 years of independence, the Malays have come to perceive themselves as being more insecure, disadvantaged and under siege. Why have the numerous government policies intended to create a more equitable and just society, but now undermined by corruption and institutional abuse, been allowed to continue unchallenged?

This is the national outlook or consciousness that I would like to see change. (I would like for us to think that) we can be truly independent, because there is hope which lies in the hearts of all Malaysians.

What are Malaysia's prospects for the next generation?
The outlook is bright and promising. We are witnessing an unstoppable generational shift, a new consciousness brought about by… [a] movement of a new Malaysian generation (driven) by the information age.

No longer are we blinded or misled by propaganda and mere rhetoric. We understand political theatrics as we see it. We feel empowered and have the God-given right to chart our own future by writing our own Malaysian script. We sense that the tide of history is on our side.

We are optimistic and ever hopeful that this new generation is on the edge of a new beginning. All we have to do is believe and just do the right thing.

What is your wish for Malaysia this Merdeka Day?
My wish is for all Malaysians to stand up and claim our right to live in the spirit of Merdeka. That's all we have to do now as we face the grumblings and crumbling of the old order.

This article appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, August 30 2010.

Hassan Skodeng's Case ~ Rocky Bru's Views

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 01:24 AM PDT

This is a video I shot this morning outside the Sessions Court 1, Petaling Jaya Justice Complex after attending the mention of blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman @ Hassan Skodeng being sued by TNB for posting a satire about TNB's CEO suing the WWF over the Earth Hour?

Dato Ahiruddin Atan @ Rocky Bru who is the Malay Mail's Chifusan was there to post bail for his editor @ Irwan Abdul Rahman who was asked to come up with RM4000 with one surety.

Dato Rocky posted the bail for Hassan Skodeng and spoke to the press expressing his displeasure at the way TNB has resorted to suing a fellow blogger just for publishing a satire poking fun at its CEO?

He voiced his concern that this will be set as a precedent to stifle a blogger's freedom of expression and will be used to curtail the creative juices of the nation's bloggers and citizen journalists.

The case has been set to be mentioned on the 24th of November, 2010. Let's hear what Dato Rocky Bru has to say?
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We've no language of nationhood

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 12:04 AM PDT

MERDEKA SPECIAL My Merdeka | EP 3 Pt 1| Eddin Khoo: We've no language of nationhood by Indrani Kopal and Shufiyan Shukur
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NoKomen NEWS: Hassan Skodeng in Court

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 12:21 AM PDT

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Hassan Skodeng vs TNB PJ Sessions Court Case

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 06:41 AM PDT

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As promised, I headed towards the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today to follow up on the case initiated by Tenaga Nasional Berhad against blogger Irwan bin Abdul Rahman @ Blogger 'Hassan Skodeng'.

Irwan is being charged under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, for improper use of network facilities or network service by making, creating, soliciting and initiates transmission of any content that is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with malicious intent.

His case number was MS1-63-79-10 as posted in the court's notice board.

The press were already camped up outside the Mahkamah Sesyen 1 when I arrived. I greeted them and enquired as to the status of the case? 

They said that Blogger Hassan Skodeng was inside with his lawyer Jahaberdeen and Blogger Rocky Bru ~ Dato Ahiruddin Atan who happens to be his boss at The Malay Mail.

When I entered the courtroom, I saw Rocky and this Hassan Skodeng chap seated at the public gallery. Blogger Nuraina Samad was seated together with them and Sheih Kickdefella was on the bench behind them.

First time I am meeting Sheih Kickdefella and this Hassan Skodeng in person. We exchanged greetings and lawyer Jahaberdeen turned around and acknowledged me by calling out 'Mahaguru' :P

The judge had not returned from her break giving us chance to chit chat and get updated about the case from Hassan himself.

It was a small courtroom. Only space for two benches either side. Soon bloggers Big Dog and Shamsul Yunus @ My Anger arrived. We all shook hands and acknowledged each other. Esprit de Corps and all that. :)

I had taken over the space vacated by Nuraina when she went outside to make a phone call. Besides me was a reporter from The Sun. Rocky Bru was next to me and besides him sat the blogger being sued by TNB! What a bloody shame!

Soon, the judge ~ Puan Hayatul Akmal made her entrance and everyone stood up to respect her presence and subsequently sat down again.

The court official then went through the preliminaries and read out the charges against those being accused. When Irwan @ Hassan Skodeng's turn came, he had to go in to the area besides the witness's stand and stood besides Dato Ahiruddin Atan who had to confirm being the one putting up bail for Irwan.

When the judge asked as to what is the relationship between Dato Ahiruddin Atan and the accused, Rocky replied 'Saya bos dia!'...hehehehe...upon which a murmur went rippling through the court. :P

The judge then announced that the date for mention of this case will be on the 24th of November, 2010.

The court bailiff then asked Rocky Bru and Hassan Skodeng to follow him into a room to go through the bail posting process.

Most of us bloggers then left the courtroom and we were met by the gauntlet of media photographers and journalists.

Rocky Bru gave his views to the attending media and after him, I was approached also by Bernama TV, NTV7, etc. to voice out my views about the case?

After that, I chose to interview Sheih Kickdefella and Big Dog respectively to record their perspectives with regard to these latest developments where a GLC fails to differentiate between factual blogging and satire?

They did nothing when Namewee insulted and cursed them like hell in his offensive videos but somehow are so touchy when Hassan Skodeng pokes fun at them through his satirical post of an imaginary scenario of the TNB CEO suing the WWF over the imagined loss of income as a result of the Earth hour scenario.

I left the court after spending a few minutes talking to Sheih Kickdefella. Rocky had left to the bank to arrange bail for Hassan Skodeng.

Read here and here the Malay Mail reports about this case and comments from readers.

You can read the satirical post here from

Fellow Bloggers who blogged about this preposterous case are :

This Ramadhan is surely quite a challenging month for some....

No joke!

What a bloody sad day this is when TNB, one of Malaysia's major GLC's has among its top guns, those who seem not to know the difference between factual reporting and a journalist turned blogger's satirical piece?

Yet these buggers claim to be highly educated?


For the latest report by Malay Mail on this case, read here.

Here's a video compilation of what we who were present had to say about this unprecedented assault on the accused blogger's freedom to express himself using satire or a parody creatively without actually slandering the 'touch me not' TNB who pick and choose as to whom they wish to sue when in actuality the notorious 'seeming to be above the law' Wee Meng Chee ~ Namewee is not only left untouched, the shit stirrer so to speak is not being addressed at all by TNB whom he insulted as he damn well pleased through his You Tube video!

Not forgetting the Home Ministry which seems toothless to act against Namewee who is a Malaysian Chinese instigator but are so quick to arrest and throw into the slammer Malaysian Malay bloggers such as Bakaq ~ Penarik Beca and Syed Azidi ~ Kickdefella!

TNB gets insulted globally by Namewee with his publishing his video here but surprisingly TNB's CEO and its Board of Directors aren't offended by his vile curses against them??? 

This is no satire dear readers. The Chinese instigator really socks it to them right to their faces but ....none dare touch him!!!

It looks like there are double standards being practiced here in Bolehland, after all!

If the authorities really wanna show us that they mean business and will prosecute each and everyone who is blogging / commenting / posting insulting remarks irresponsibly out there, then they better go take a look at what many Malaysiakini commenter's and Facebookers or online forumers are blasting out as they please? 

Laporan polis dakwa PM hina mahkamah

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 10:56 PM PDT

Seorang pemimpin PAS Negeri Sembilan membuat laporan polis terhadap ucapan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang didakwa mengandungi unsur menghina Mahkamah Persekutuan berhubung keputusan kes saman peneroka Felda kemahang Tiga di Kelantan. Turut dinamakan dalam laporan polis itu ialah Ketua Penerangan Umno, Datuk Ahmad Maslan dan Pengerusi Felda, Tan Sri Yusoff Nor. Full story here:
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Hassan Skodeng vs. big bearish oafs too stupid to get the joke

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 11:35 PM PDT

Omigoat, why is it the authorities are so frikkin' unable to take a joke?!

A blogger was charged in a sessions court in Petaling Jaya today with posting a parody on his blog, aimed at Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) accused Irwan Abdul Rahman, 36, of using the Internet to send false comments, with the intention of hurting the feelings of others.

His defence counsel, Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, said this is the first time a blogger is being charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for posting a parody or satire in his or her site.

If found guilty, Irwan (right), who is executive editor of The Malay Mail's lifestyle and entertainment section and uses the blog name Hassan Skodeng, can be fined up to RM50,000 or not more than a year in jail or both.

So. What did this guy write? Is he suggesting we abolish the monarch, Malay rights, or nasi lemak?

No. Here's how the offending article starts:

TNB to sue WWF over Earth Hour

KUALA LUMPUR — Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia's premier energy provider today announced that they were taking legal action against the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) for organising the Earth Hour, a global movement that makes a stand against climate change by turning off all non-essential lights and electrical equipment for an hour every year.

In a Press conference, TNB president and CEO Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohd Noh said that the annual worldwide symbolic gesture, which this year would be observed this Saturday at 8.30pm, is nothing more than an 'arrogant and thoughtless viral movement' aimed to hurt power companies such as TNB.
CHE KHALIB: These people are inconsiderate

"Obviously these green-minded fellows think they're really cute, organising such an irresponsible campaign," said Che Khalib angrily. "They say 'turn off your lights for an hour' and people do. I bet that really makes them feel all powerful.
"What these western colonialists fail to grasp is how such drastic action affects the poor companies like us. One hour of unused electricity means an hour of wastage for TNB. Did you know that last year's Earth Hour costed us millions in unrealised revenue?" asked Che Khalib, seething.



I read the rest and I couldn't for the life of me find anything in the least bit worthy of 1 year in jail or the god awful amount of RM 50,000.

Have TNB and the MCMC lost what little is left of their collective minds?

With only one letter between the MCMC and the MACC, can we expect to see the same legal brilliance as we saw a few weeks ago?

I wish I was as funny as Hassan Skodeng.

But even he can't make up fiction stranger than these truths.

Comics like him and Zunar should be put on the government payroll and be made Tan Sri's for their service to the public – helping us bear the unbearable.

I'm really seething.

I guess our only comfort will be to eventually watch TNB and MCMC make complete asses of themselves if they go through with this process.

It's shocking how unaware some people can be of how utterly ridiculous they look when they do things like this.

It is like some big bearish oaf who's too stupid to get the joke, and unable to stomach the possibility people are laughing at him, picks up a club and goes on a smash-everything-in-sight rampage. (sigh, sometimes, that's like our entire government).

No gentleman of any intelligence would respond so virulently to something so inane.

Haihz. Well, Mr. Hassan, we'll stand with you through this nonsense. In the meantime, TNB/MCMC/gahmen: Take American chill pill!!

ps- check out funny article today at TMI :)

pps- one more important link via Shan regarding laws and comments on cyberspace!

Christianity vs Islam – Who Started This Whole Mess?

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 11:25 PM PDT

It must be the fault of those Imperialist, Colonialist, Zionist, Racist, Apartheid Crusaders!

They are to blame for beginning this inhumane Christian occupation of rightfully Muslim lands that continues today in the form of the Colonial powers, the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the existence of the State of Israel.

That's what Muslim apologists and hate-ranting imams/national leaders will tell you. And they are obviously totally unbiased and without political motives, so what they say MUST be true and unquestionably factual!

So let's count the dates up to the Crusades, shall we?


634 A.D. Muslim invasion of Byzantine Christian EmpireArab Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Syria, Armenia, Egypt, North Africa, Asia Minor, Crete and Sicily, and attempt to conquer the Byzantine Christian Empire's capital Constantinople in Christian Turkey, until 1169 A.D. Many of these remain under Muslim occupation up to this very day.

634 A.D. Muslim invasion of Palestine - Caliphate Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Palestine. Jerusalem (which is mentioned 154 times in the Bible but exactly ZERO times in the Quran) falls to the Muslim occupiers in 638 A.D., until retaken by the Christian Crusaders in 1099 A.D.

650 A.D. Muslim invasion of Khazar - Arab Muslims attack, invade but fail to occupy Jewish and Christian Khazar (Ukraine and Russia), until 737 A.D.

652 A.D. Muslim invasion of Southern Italy - Syrian Arab Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Sicily and Italy, until 1091 A.D.

700 A.D. Muslim invasion of Nubia - Arab Muslims attack, invade but fail to occupy Christian Nubia, until 1315 when a Muslim king ascends the throne.

711 A.D. Muslim invasion of South-west Europe - Umayyad Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Spain, Portugal, Andora and Gibraltar, and try to invade France but are soundly trashed in the Battle of Tours, until 975 A.D.

846 A.D. Muslim Saracen sacking of Rome - Saracen Muslims attack, invade and pillage Rome, the very capital of the Christian church at that time. The unholy, sacrilegeous, disrespectful defilers rob the sacred relics of the Basilica of Saint Peter and Basilica of Saint Paul, but fail to breach the walls of the city. (Kudos to Eric Mudasi for insipiring this addition.)

1064 A.D. Muslim invasion of West Asia - Turkish Muslims attack, invade and occupy Asia Minor and Syria, until 1308. However, later events cause them to remain under Muslim occupation today.

1095 A.D. The First Crusade - First Crusade begins. Campaign is limited to retaking formerly Christian lands. Today, all the territory reclaimed from Muslim occupiers during the Crusades has returned to Muslim occupation – except for Israel, which has been returned to Jewish rule after 2500 years of occupation by various factions, including centuries of Muslim subjugation.


So according to jihadi apologists, all the suicide bombings, hostage taking, journalist beheading and general terrorism against noncombatants is justified by the Western Christian 'invasions' of 'sovereign Muslim' lands which began with the 'illegal Crusades'.

In fact, Rome itself ought to be handed over to the Muslim World Caliphate as recompense for all that Christian Roman Empire-started conflict.

Even though 461 years of unprovoked, unjustified Muslim aggression preceded the Crusades.

Because obviously, the Americano-Zionists used their demonic time-travel spells and godless capitalist technology to warp space-time and make the 1095 A.D. First Crusade happen before Islam was even founded.

Yes, it is obviously all the Western Christian Imperialists Crusaders' fault. At the behest of their Elders of Zionism masters.

Full list of 'Western Christian acts of first-aggression' at this Wikipedia.

Quick background on the First Crusade's starting here.

In-depth look at the destruction of Constantinople, with video:

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Penny Arcade: Moses’ First Sanctioned Quest

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 11:00 PM PDT

Penny Arcade High Speed Bandwidth

Exodus 3:1-5 lol.

Click the image above to view the original full size comic.

Blog posting here, The Bible Online MMORPG here.

Blogger charged with 'poking fun' at TNB

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 09:52 PM PDT

A blogger was charged in a sessions court in Petaling Jaya today with posting a parody on his blog, aimed at Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) accused Irwan Abdul Rahman, 36, of using the Internet to send false comments, with the intention of hurting the feelings of others. His defence counsel, Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos, said this is the first time a blogger is being charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for posting a parody or satire in his or her site. Full story here:
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Ersatz moderation will not suffice, PM

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 08:33 PM PDT

Surely any right-minded Malaysian will find it impossible to disagree with the prime minister that we cannot allow racism to destroy us. And surely all of us who cherish the virtues of moderation must find ourselves whole-heartedly agreeing with the prime minister that we cannot allow extreme attitudes on racial and religious issues to compromise national unity.

As such, it is precisely for these reasons, Mr. Prime Minister that moderates such as myself continue to remain perplexed and puzzled about the glaring discrepancy that continues to persist between the messages you espouse and the reality that persists in the manner your government conducts itself.

I must admit, I was struck by your re-affirmation of the principles of the Rukun Negara; something that merely one month ago, I noted in one of my articles should be given far greater prominence in our national culture, especially in place of the religious one-upmanship.

To be precise, I stated that,

In place of such religious invocations, might we not be better off – and would it not be more consistent with our desire for more national unity – if it became more commonplace instead to recite the Rukun Negara or the national anthem.
In a multi-religious country, specific religious invocations are by definition not universal; however, on the other hand, inclusive invocations such as the much-neglected Rukun Negara may well be a nationally universal and valuable unifying force.

But surely you will understand why most moderates such as myself will continue to be puzzled at the lack of practical commitment to the virtues of moderation, and instead at the continued pandering to the religious and racial extremists who insist not on dialogue but demagoguery and intimidation.

And you will also understand why most moderates continue to be skeptical that you want to promote unity and mutual respect, and not imposed control on minorities, when genuine minority voices – irrespective of their political affiliation – continue to be drummed out by the entrenched and vested interests who have come to lack credibility in the eyes of the man on the street.

You will surely understand as well, why moderates struggle to genuinely rally around your clarion calls for moderation when extremist and racist propaganda emanating from some mainstream media are persistently and consistently allowed to be liberally disseminated – and without repercussions - while we find the Home Ministry being overly sensitive and inflexible with independent media.

You will, of course, appreciate the difficulty moderates in the country will continue to have with your apparent commitment to moderation and diversity, when in fact, credible alternative voices in the media are curtailed and marginalised by such seemingly prejudiced regulatory measures.

How, Mr. Prime Minister, moderates such as myself are left asking, should we not continue to have reservations about your government's commitment to religious acceptance and harmony when your own minister seeks to fan the flames of religious animosity by crassly and blatantly exploiting the case of Teo Nie Ching's visit to a surau.

To be frank, Mr. Prime Minster, far from reflecting well on your stated claim to moderation and unity, such episodes merely smack of nothing less than blatant hypocrisy and short-sighted opportunism.

These are just an obvious handful of items that speak volumes about what I have called the glaring inconsistency between the rhetoric and practice that persists.

Moderation and unity can only be built with mutual trust and mutual respect. Sadly, these are two traits absent from the tenor, tone and posturing of those espousing an even deeper racialisation of our society.

Such vocabulary – let alone practices associated with mutual respect and trust – seems glaringly absent from the worldview of religious extremists and hate-mongers, the very kind, for example, who have indulged in the intimidation of Teo Nie Ching.

So, Mr. Prime Minister, it is obvious to us moderates, that unless you can better reconcile the glaring inconsistencies between the rhetoric and practice – which have, incidentally, also plagued your predecessor, moderates will remain deeply skeptical and reluctant to come on board. Quite the contrary – they will continue to in fact abandon your ship.

Every August 31 we should remind ourselves not just of our potential, which, as you have rightly noted, is immense, but also of the sacrifices we have all made individually and collectively – irrespective of our race or religion – for each other.

But such mutual coexistence and cooperation cannot be maintained with continued political intimidation that some quarters are prone to indulge in.

I submit that it would indeed be very reassuring and compelling to moderates across the political spectrum if your leadership and government is defined increasingly by its deeds with regards to nurturing moderation and unity rather than by its mere rhetoric. 

Moderation and mutual accommodation are, after all, only genuine, when practiced. 

G. Krishnan

Youtube Video Warning For Namewee (Negarakuku)

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 08:11 PM PDT

UPDATE: for Namewee's new rap F*CK RACISM IN MALAYSIA / NAH! , see Namewee's Video Blasting Racism = Racism?.


Yep, if the video and audio is real, Malaysia now officially has its own brand of submit-tape-to-Al-Jazeera holy warriors.

Watch the very short, but still disturbia-ing Warning For Namewee on Youtube.

A disclaimer though: As a skeptical investigator, I note that there are no visual clues to determine if the video is genuine, or simply a voice-over dub of an existing video.

The entire video could be nothing more than a hoax, a joke, a show of macho bravado, or an agent provocateur style fake to stir up contention within the nation.

Cons (tricking people) + Piracy (dubbing over other people's jihadi video) = Conspiracy!

Nevertheless, that such sentiments exist (or exist to be parodied) is something that ought to worry all law-abiding Malaysians. When groups or individuals decide to take the law into their own hands, no one is safe from their personal interpretation of 'justice'.

Heh… I might even be beheaded for this very posting! *Shudder*!

You have to wonder if these guys even actually bothered to find out what the song lyrics were or meant. There is in fact nothing that insults the religion of Islam. The closest that comes to it is a no-insulting-words remark about the cultural practise (not stated in any Muslim religious texts) of projecting the morning call to prayer (Azan) over loudspeakers.

You can see for yourself the lack of blasphemy by studying the Chinese and Malay lyrics of Negarakuku.

Or the Negarakuku music video with Chinese and English translation subtitles, for you international blogphiles. Please do note, part of the controversy is due to the fact that 'kuku' can also mean 'male sex organ'.


And here are the ninjihadis (ninja-jihadis) for you:


"Let us poke, stab, tell boring stories to, and beat Namawee repeatedly!"

Well, that's not really what they say. In fact, they never mention any violence. The knife and balaclavas coulda fooled me though.

What they actually say is this:

"Bismi-llahi ar-rahmani ar-rahimi." (In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

"Kami ingin memberi amaran kepada Namawee. Sekiranya kamu kembali ke Tanah Melayu, kamu akan menerima hukuman di atas penghinaan kamu terhadap Islam." (We want to give a warning to Namewee. If you return to Malaya [lit. Malay Land], you will receive punishment on your insult towards Islam)

"Takbir! Allahu Akhbar!" (Allah is great) x3

CREDIT 1: Thanks to SF for alerting me to this video, which he found out about through

CREDIT 2: Animated ninjihadis courtesy of the excellent animated gif maker at Try it out yourself!

Namewee’s Video Blasting Racism = Racism?

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 08:34 PM PDT

From The Star 2 Sept 2010:

Learn from Namewee controversy, says Khairy

KOTA BARU: The controversy over the video clip by rapper Wee Meng Chee or Namewee should be a lesson on the need to exercise restraint when commenting on racially-sensitive issues.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jama­luddin said the rapper did not seem to have learned from a previous controversy he was embroiled in.

"We forgave him before and thought that he had changed when he returned to Malaysia.

"We have tolerated a lot but when the insult is too blatant, the time has come for stern action," he told reporters after a meeting with Kota Baru Umno Youth chief Rosmadi Ismail here on Tuesday night.

Police recorded Namewee's statement to facilitate investigations into the video clip which allegedly contained racial slurs.

Namewee created a controversy in 2007 while in Taiwan with his infamous national anthem rap.

Urging police to speed up their investigations, Khairy, who is the Rembau MP, said what the rapper had done was unacceptable in a multiracial society and that the issue should be dealt with swiftly.

"If there are racist statements from anyone, police and the prosecutor should act swiftly or else they can cause further damage," he said.

Khairy also refuted claims that the Malays were too sensitive, saying "we have in fact tolerated a lot of things."

MIC Youth chief T. Mohan also called on the Government to conduct a proper investigation into the latest video clip by Wee.

"If it is found that Namewee had hurt the feelings of other races, then we fully support punitive action against him," he said in a statement.

Racism? Really?

Via i call it art:

F*CK Racism Malaysia / NAH!

This song, I write for all haters of Chinese.
F*ck racism.
F*ck you.

Nah. Siti Inshah. Nah, sucks banana.
Nah KPM nah. Nah, kurang ajar.
Nah. Siti Inshah. Nah, sucks banana.
Nah KPM nah nah. Diam diam lah.

[Verse 1]
Ada satu orang cacat namanya Siti.
Tapi Siti Inshah bukan Siti Nurhariza.
Dia surah orang Cina semua balik Cina.
Dia tolong promote kapal terbang Air Asia.
Ei guru besar, you otak sudah rosak.
You tak baca? Siapa buat Malaysia kaya?
Oh! buku sejarah takde tulis lah.
Tapi ada Internet mah.
You tengok you porn saja har?
Haha! Siapa kasi dia jadi guru besar?
Haha! Siapa ajar dia mulut macam lampa?
Haha! Siapa cakap semua orang mesti puasa?
KPM har? Atau tourism Malaysia?
Wa pun ada kawan baik orang Melayu.
Wa pun suka minum sirap bandung.
Tapi sekarang we mahu cakap dengan you.
Wa orang pendatang?
You betul PengKONGKAM lah!

[chorus] x 2

Racism? Where? Apart from the focus of the song bashing a known racist, Siti Inshah. With the major difference being no one forces you to watch Namewee's online videos, whereas The High and Mighty Inshah shoved her bigoted views down the throats of a captive student audience.

But according to your UMNOpocrite betters, Namewee is the racist here who deserves to be investigated and punished for disturbing racial harmony.

Siti Inshah? Transferred to another school, which no doubt is thrilled to receive such an infamous and unrepentant Little Big Fat Napoleon.

Just like that time several newspapers were issued warnings for reporting Ahmad Ismail's blatant racism, and one reporter was detained under the ISA. Yes folks, reporting on racist remarks is the real racism! So of course mocking a racist is the real racism!

Ahmad Ismail himself? Just 3 months suspension from his political party, not even a ban or a fine or an arrest – nor even an apology! After all, why apologize when the reporters were the ones really at fault for reporting his racist remarks?

So do you want to know the real status of 1Malaysia, muhibbah and all that jazz? Just look at the still-prevailing double standards trotted out every day by our UMNO-supremacist political role models.


See also previous 'controversy' with Namewee's rapping, Youtube Video Warning For Namewee (Negarakuku).

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Pakatan tangani masaalah rakyat dan gejala masyarakat

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 07:48 PM PDT

SHAH ALAM: Pakatan Rakyat memutuskan akan menubuhkan jawatankuasa-jawatankuasa dan badan-badan khusus untuk menanggani masaalah-masaalah rakyat dan gejala-gejala masyarakat.

Perkara ini diumumkan oleh Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim semalam di pejabat Parti Pakatan Rakyat di Tropicana Kuala Lumpur.

Menurut Anwar, ekoran penerimaan orang ramai kepada pelantikan YB dari Bukit Lanjan sebagai jawatankuasa Anti Zina Selangor, ide ini telah dipersetujui untuk dikembangkan ke seluruh negara.

Setiap badan dan jawatankuasa akan diletakkan pencapaian KPI dan pengurangan subsidi. Atas izin Dato Najib, Dato Idris Jala yang terbuka untuk meraikan Krismis dengan pemimpin DAP akan dijemput merangka sistem pemantuan dan pengurangan subsidi.

Perkara utama yang ditekan tanpa menggunakan genetilia oleh Anwar adalan membasmi gangsterisma dan rasisma.

Pakatan turut menubuhkan jawatankuasa-jawatankuasa untuk meningkatkan cinta pada negara seperti untuk mempromosikan penggunaan bahasa kebangsaan, kedaulatan undang-undang, dan kemasyarakatan.

Walaupun Pakatan mengambil sikap pluralistik dan liberal dalam hal ugama Islam, beberapa jawatankuasa khusus akan diperkenalkan.


Dalam pengumuman semalam, 'task force' untuk menangani masaalah gangsterism akan dipengerusikan oleh ADUN Pandamaran, YB Ronnie Liu. Dia akan dibantu oleh Naib Presiden PKR, Sivarasa dan AP Ampang, YB Zuraidah.

Ronnie dipertanggungjawabkan memberi pekerjaan dan penempatan untuk gangster-gangster belasan tahun dalam DAP dan PKR. Sivarasa untuk keluarkan mereka bila ditangkap polis dan Zuraidah memang gangster.

Penasihat Jawatankuasa ini akan diumumkan sekiranya MIC keluar barisan Nasional dan memasuki Pakatan Rakyat.

Menyahut seruan Perdana Menteri Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak untuk menentang rasisma, pihak Pakatan akan menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Kempen Anti Rasisma yang dipengerusikan oleh Lim Kit Siang.

Penasihat kempen ini ialah pemimpin veteran PAS yang bertemu Tunku Abdul Rahman untuk mencadangakan dirampas harta dan perniagaan Cina semasa peristiwa berdarah 13 Mei 1969.

Cinta negara

Theresa Kok telah dipertanggungjawabkan untuk mempengerusikan Jawatankuasa Meningkatkan Penggunaan Bahasa Kebangsaan dan Tulisan Jawi. Tan Seng Giaw yang memang diketahui berupaya membaca dan menulis dalam tulisan jawi dijadikan Penasihat.

Ahli-ahli jawatankausa akan dianggotai oleh wakil-wakil dari Dong Jiao Zong, Su Qui dan Hua Zhou. MCA, Gerakan dan SUPP telah memberi komitmen secara sulit untuk menghantar wakil sebaik sahaja wakil-wakil rakyat mereka lompat parti selepas pilihanraya umum kelak.

Bekas Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Muhammad Nizar akan mempengerusikan Jawatankausa Kedaulatan Sistem Raja Berparlimen. Manakala, Karpal Singh akan mempengerusikan Jawatankuasa Anti Tunda khusus untuk keluhuran undang-undang.

Kerja-kerja kemasyarakatan yang akan diberi pengkhususan oleh Pakatan Rakyat adalah jurusan sumber manusia. Pengerusi Jawatankausa Peningkatan IQ adalah Dato Mahfudz Omar. Dia akan dibantu oleh Penasihat, Dato Ustaz Azizan.

Pengerusi Kemajuan Peningkatan Perawakan dan Ketinggian adalah Shamsul Iskandar Akin dan Timbalan Jonah.


Pakatan akan menubuhkan Perbadanan Mempertingkatkan Syiar Islam yang akan beribu pejabat di Pulau Pinang. Pengerusi perbadanan adalah Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng.

Timbalan pengerusi ialah Irene Fernandez, dan ahli-ahli Lembaga Pengarah terdiri dari Teo Nie Ching, Reverend Dato Ngeh Koo Ham, William Leong, Xavier, Hannah Yeoh, Harris Ibrahim, Malik Imtiaz, dan Uthayakumar. Penasihat ialah Theresa Kok.

Perbadanan khusus akan ditubuhkan untuk membantu mereka yang murtad, mubaligh kristian dan Khawarij, dan kebajikan gereja dan kuil. Ia akan dipengerusikan oleh Khalid Samad, dan dibantu oleh Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad. Tuan Guru Nik Aziz akan bertindak selaku Penasihat.

Jemputan istimewa akan dibuat kepada Nazri Aziz untuk mengganggotai Lembaga Pengarah Perbadanan.

Anwar akan mengambil peranan dalam hal moral dan akan mempengerusikan Jawatankuasa-Jawatankuasa Anti Liwat dan Anti Bohong.

Tian Chua dipertanggungjawabkan untuk mempengerusikan Badan Kebajikan Mangsa Kemalangan Stunt dan Makan Karipap.

Tanggungjawab menubuhkan badan khairat bagi mangsa mulut terplaster dan tangan terikat diserahkan kepada Nasaruddin Md Isa, Salahuddin Ayub, dan Dr Hasan Ali. - Agensi Husin Lempoyang

Ilham dari Leman Pulut

U/P Dato Che Khalib, Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail dan MCMC
Jika tidak pernah membaca sastera seumur hidup, posting di atas adalah tulisan satira atau parodi.

Sesiapa yang komplen atau saman atau mendakwa Husin Lempoyang di atas tulisan atas boleh disalah anggap sebagai bodoh atau tidak berpendidikan atau paling extrim dan tidak mungkin, anak luar nikah.

Husin Lempoyang mengutuk tindakan mahkamah atas pertuduhan penyebaran maklumat salah terhadap Hassan Skodeng!

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