Thursday, September 23, 2010

Why Anwar should get in the race

Why Anwar should get in the race


Why Anwar should get in the race

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 07:00 AM PDT

By Stanley Koh

COMMENT History recycles itself in strange ways. Anwar Ibrahim was at one time just a step away from the most powerful political position in the country. Today, all he needs is to take one small step to confirm himself as the undisputed leader of a party that could lead the charge to Putrajaya in the next general election.

 

Of course, the road to glory is not as smooth as it used to be when he was Dr Mahathir Mohamad's heir apparent, especially between 1995 and 1998, when an overwhelming number of MPs from Umno were proud to call themselves Anwaristas.

Those days of using proxies to battle his way up the political ladder are clearly over.

Nevertheless, many people, including his admirers, are wondering why he is so comfortable with the tag of "de facto leader" and reluctant to confirm himself, through democratic means, as undisputed leader of the party that was established for his sake.

The situation is different from 2007, when, still quite fresh out of prison, he was advised against contesting the top PKR post on pain of violating the Societies Act. The act prohibits anyone who has been in jail in the preceding five years from holding a party post.

It was in that year that the PKR congress created the position of "adviser" for him.

His recent announcement that he would not take the next small step of contesting for the PKR presidency is raising some serious questions among observers and party insiders.

Insiders, especially, are questioning the political wisdom of his wanting to continue as adviser, a position that the party's constitution does not provide for.

Dichotomous party

Many feel that PKR desperately needs to correct its image as a dichotomous party and that Anwar's taking the small step to contest the presidency would go some way towards making the correction.

Anwar did not give specific reasons when he announced in a Sept 14 blog posting that he would not run for any party position although several party divisions had nominated him for president. He thus provoked all kinds of speculation. Party insiders can only make assumptions, among which are:

  • Anwar wants to avoid being challenged by other leaders, including Zaid Ibrahim and Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who will receive nominations from throughout the country. He knows that Zaid, Wan Azizah and Nurul Izzah are a team opposed to Azmin Ali, seen by many as an Anwar sidekick;
  • He fears that a challenge would raise doubts about his leadership qualities, especially with the sodomy case hanging over his head;
  • He knows that Zaid will challenge him;
  • He wants to avoid giving the impression that the party is controlled by himself as president and Azmin as deputy president. This will cause a lot of internal dissension. The party will be split because Wan Azizah and Nurul Izzah can no longer stomach having Azmin and his wife in their life;
  • Anwar no longer commands grassroots support; and

He wants only to be the unchallenged party supremo.

Some observers compare Anwar to a footballer who is capable of great goals but is unwilling to score. His chief problem is his lack of pace and patience to follow through a political plan.

Will Anwar be able to take advantage of recovery to shepherd his party and himself out of the partisanship and ill-will arising from the party polls so that PKR and Pakatan Rakyat can face the greater challenge of the next general election?

Nobody can give an accurate answer, but one thing is certain: the party's image has slipped into the quagmire, and unless the leaders and ordinary members show more of the Reformasi spirit and demonstrate civility and goodwill among themselves, the road to glory will be full of potholes and other hazards.

Some observers have begun to doubt whether Anwar has completely shed the shadow-play mindset associated with Umno. This refers to the art of saying the opposite of what you mean. Typically, it works this way: if you intend to run for election, say you are not while you work behind the scenes to gather support. When the time comes for you to announce your candidacy, say you are a party loyalist bowing to members who want you to challenge the incumbent, whom you admire greatly.

This is not to say that Anwar will eventually announce his candidacy, but that he may be staging a slightly different version of the shadow play in his recent denial that he was trying to influence voter support for his favourite candidates.

In fact, he faced a similar allegation in the 2007 party election, when SD Mohamad Johari Yasin, decided not to contest for the deputy Youth chief's post as a mark of protest against alleged interference.

Anwar responded in 2007: "I do not interfere. It's up to the delegates to elect whomever they want."

In his recent denial, he used almost the same words.

Stanley Koh is a veteran political observer.


MSM Hypocrisy

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 10:57 AM PDT

I was in Vienna on September 16th, 2010, the date of the Pope's UK visit. As my practice in country's where they don't have English TV channels for entertainment sake, I flip through all the channels to look for any English language news channel.

So this particular day I just happened to be watching CNN as it was covering the Pope visit and I came upon the following comment from Monita Rajpal:

Listen in at about 1:20 where Monita asks Luke Coppen of the Catholic Herald, "There are huge expectation of the Pope, there are huge expectations of the Catholic church…what can the church as an entity do for victims?"

Now I am not saying that the priests that abused innocent children were not Catholics. I am also not saying that what they did is according to the Bible (because it is not). And on top of that, I am also not saying that the Pope should be let off the hook. The Pope is the head of the Catholic church so it is his responsibility to make the wrongs committed by priests under him right. However, CNN is putting all Catholics in one basket here. CNN wants or at least expects all Catholics to do something about the child abuse scandal even though it is not all of Catholics' fault. Why does the "church as an entity" need to do something for the victims and not just the priests who are responsible for it?

I would let it pass if that was all I heard on CNN. But CNN covered the case of Nidal Hasan Malik way too differently (along with other Islamic terrorist attacks). Take a look:

Watch the whole video but listen to Dr. Phil and Shoshana at the end saying that holding Islam responsible for these acts, or rather even naming Islam in all of this, is "dangerous" and "irresponsible".

Why is it so easy for these liberals to hold all Catholics responsible for what their priests did INSPITE of their religion but they can't hold Muslims responsible for what they do BECAUSE of their religion? I know, I know…Muslims kill and threaten to kill so don't tick them off. Whereas Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Wiccans, Freemasons, Scientologists etc don't so they are fair game.


VP to PM One Day?

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 10:06 AM PDT

PKR members should know what to do.


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蔡细历:行动党宣传50年不变

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 07:44 AM PDT

----->郑修强(左起)、蔡细历及张秀福,柔佛州振林山巡视道文华小工程进展。

(新山22日讯)道文华小拨款风波朝野角力,马华总会长拿督斯里蔡细历表示,民主行动党至今还沿用「50年不变」的方式为自己宣传,然而华社仍相信这种方式,对他而言是很「微妙」的。

他表示,在道文华小日前获得教育部拨出的300万令吉课题上,行动党通过最简单的方式为自己作宣传,即通过批评和指责马华和政府,惟还是得以取得想要的效果。

「这种是50年不变的方式,但是到今天华社还是相信,这是最『微妙』的。」

他说,无论政府是否向道文华小拨款,行动党都是赢家。他也认为,「高喊口号」、批评和破坏对手是行动党党最简单的政治行为。相反,董家教三方在才是真正捍卫华教的一批人。 「当政府批准拨款,他们(行动党)就说政府是受到他们的压力;如果政府没有给拨款,他们又会说马华『当家不当权』、无能。所以两方面他都胜不会输。」

蔡细历今日下午前往振林山道文华小进行巡视工作,并召开记者会时,针对日前柔州行动党在获知道文华小获得拨款后,对外声称「火箭呛声,才有拨款」的言论,作出如此回应。

他强调,道文华小日前所获得的300万令吉拨款,是经过他和副首相兼教育部长丹斯里慕尤丁讨论后的结果,而并非与行动党「发不发文告」有关。

另外,对行动党也指华小向华社筹款,令华社必须承担「双重税务」的说法,蔡细历指出该党并无因此被「抽税」。

他说,由于全国华小担任董、家协的人士,有90%来自马华,即使募款,有关人士也是向周围的马华党员募集。

「如果真的要说是抽『双重税务』,被抽的也是我们的党员,不是他们的(行动党)。」

询及教育部是否已将300万拨款转入道文华小户口时,蔡氏仅以「这些是行政手续」,没有再进一步说明。

陪同蔡细历进行巡视工作的,包括马华振林山区会会长兼道文华小建委会财政张秀福、道文华小建委会主席梁德福、董事长林宇田、校长陈美薏等人。

另外,无独有偶行动党副宣传秘书兼沙登区国会议员张念群,今日回柔佛州庆祝中秋节途中,顺道到士姑来皇后国光一校进行拜访,了解B座教室情况。

在拜访了国光一校后,继程丽宁镇道文华小巡视,察看该校目前的工程情况。在拜访了道文华小后,她不忘奉劝马华振林山区会主席张秀福,不要为了赢得候选人的资格,输掉了华社的尊严与未来。

陪同她前往道文华小的包括行动党士姑来州议员巫程豪、行动党柔州社青团团长陈泓宾、振林山社青团团长曾笳恩、行动党振林山区妇女组主席黄祥鸾等。

東方新聞網 22-09-2010


SUPP” Far From Over 2″

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 06:06 AM PDT

The phone rang very early and it was a very familiar ring tone. We immediatedly called back and on the other side was the SUPP Pemanca who we have not heard for a good six months. He has gone on a good tour to visit his sons in Australia and must have enjoyed himself tremendously. He said,"Breakfast young man and lets talk about my dear party."

He bought me laksa and we sat down for a good chit chat. He reminded me to look up the previous article and reposts it to remind the SUPP boys. He started "EE LANG BEH HIAW TIA.PBB TO KONG SUPP SIANG BANG PARTY LOH.LANG KA WA KONG" {They will never listen.Even PBB say SUPP is already like a mosquito party.People tell me when I was still away}

He carried on and said,"If the party does not pull in new,calibre and a face well accepted by the constituency the party will still be where it is in Kuching. He said that he was well pleased to hear that the Cardiac Doctor Sim was earmarked and Pending will be a good battleground. Kota Sentosa it will take a herculean push by Alfred Yap to unseat Chong. There is also a possibilty that Chong might make way for his young protege Wong King Wei and if he does that it will be even harder to unseat DAP.

Chong it seems will go for the BN bastion of Batu Kawa. (Aboi A Chai Ho!) {Don't know yet HO!} This might just be a wise move by Chong as on the ground he has done nothing much for the constituency of Kota Sentosa. Seems the defeated candidate Alfred Yap has put in more hours than his usual workload and he is slowly gaining more appraisals than condemnations.

 He is seen to be mixing freely and listening to his constituents more and once he told audie61,"Its hard work in an urban constituency. We must not take anything forgranted. When I was in Batu Kawa constituency it was very safe and work was concentrated in a few areas. Kota sentosa is a challenge but we will not just let DAP get away scot free."

The Pemanca nodded and agreed that Yap has genuinely put in more efforts for SUPP to try to gain a foothold back for losts seats. It was his mistake to move and for a friend he paid dearly for it.

Padungan he said if its Lily again eventhough Dominique who is not well accepted to be a candidate might find his outing this time easier than expected. (PANG SIN LANG A TANG FIGHT) {Mixing Hockien as he gets aggitated-Put in a New Face there will be a good fight}

Voon Lee Shan if he is still in Batu lintang Sih Hua Tong {A KANG KOH TAMPO- O } {Will experience some difficulty} But with the right amount of comradeship ,proper and systematic machinery at his disposal might just win over the voters in Batu Lintang. Take this from an old Pemanca who is already nearly 80 years old.

I have gone away on a holiday for a good six months or more and George Chan also went to UK I heard and they was a gag order again. How ironic from my first interview with audie61 he said. SUPP if they dont play their cards right and get the necessary ammunition to move the machinery they will be in for a difficult outing and may end up like Gerakan in 308. George {A CHAI WAH GONG HA MI} George knows what I am talking about.

Lu tatio pang ki kah SUPP Kong .{Please put up to tell SUPP} 

I was given my souvenir and he told me this thing will serve to knock some heads of SUPP if they dont listen well. YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS

Our earlier article:- SUPP"Far from Over" November 20th 2009

An SUPP Pemanca said to audie61," What Gag orders ?? They are treating us like Kids. We have sweated and toiled for SUPP all these years and used all our own dollars and cents and they think we are still children." Hmmm very strong words from one who has seen good times and difficult times with SUPP even through the opposition days.

Don't ever for once take us lightly and it is us who are the main players in SUPP and not the Ministers,Assstant Ministers and those who think they can wield their influence. I'm absolutedly ashamed of the "DUDONG signboard fiasco and its a real slap in the face of veteran SUPP members. Even PRS at its height of infighting or UMNO Protem Signboard no one dared to take it down.

He went on and said," ." This is not only about Team A or team B and if it spills over and sees that SUPP is in bad shapeIsn't it a slap at one's face as whoever directed it to take it down forgot to look at the mirror good he said. We will rise like a PHOENIX. The late President Stephan Yong would have put his foot down earlier and  George Chan should have stepped in so much faster and now its a little too late to repair the damages done. What would you give SUPP chances in the next state elections?

He even went on to say and remind Wong Soon koh how his uncle Wong Soon Kai had tears in his eyes when his nephew a headmaster decided to step into the world of politics. Has he forgotten what are his ideals when he joined SUPP? Does he need to be reminded?

audie61 was invited to sit down for this lunch date and it came as a surprise from someone who loves SUPP so much and today seeing his beloved party in such a shameless state and the direction it is taking is not a step forward but three steps backwards. Don't you think that the younger set of voters has had enough of SUPP and they will surely turn to DAP to fight for their rights. SUPP is only interested in fighting their own wars and have really forgotten their REAL SENSE OF BEING POLITICIANS.

It must be noted that most people join politics to try to better their own environment and a better grasps of individualistic aspirations. There must be a love for the party ,instinct for political survival and a joy of working in that environment. These must not be detached or else the ideals and central principles of a political life is just ZERO. It seems most SUPP members are so enbroiled in protecting their own camps or castles that they have forgotten their real tasks at hand.

A compromise solution is good but there must be tabled to the whole SUPP members on the parties direction and its course of actions. No use to talk and next day they are all at each others throats again. Its just plain nonsensical and the elder and veteran SUPP members has had enough up to their necks and some got themeslves in deep holes going for second mortgages to keep SUPP afloat.Have they forgotten?

The Pemanca added ,"A lot of explaining is needed and those who are just so power hungry should just be reminded to have a browse through the party constitution and do not make a mockery of SUPP as a party. "

Did audie61 get himself in a tight situation? 25 years ago I signed on the dotted line to be a member on the shuttle flight between Singapore/KL  but I eventually ended up being very active  in the football arena  instead. Those days SUPP was the party for the people in Sarawak and many just love the thought of being a member of SUPP. Its a bit similar to the football scene even if one was being paid a $100 to watch Sarawak some would just take the $ but end up going to the movies.

SUPP is finding it hard to be the party people love and its all due to the leaders self interests and lacklustre attitude and completedly losing the plot of political ideals.

So the pages of Team A,Team B, Dudong branch fiasco will see a bitter end an a winner  takes all as it is a clear fact that Soon Koh has his eyes set on the Presidents Chair and so has David Teng. Will the SG Senator Sim be the spoiler and Peter Chin might just walked in put his hands on both the arm rests of the Presidents Chair.

Its far from over  in SUPP says the Pemanca and even George Chan has to think twice before he even dares to take my title away. Nothing is clear in politics and we will see more turmoils in SUPP before the ship steadies herself. Could this lunch meeting be the start of better things for SUPP and he just had a word for DAP Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong "We are going to win back the seat and believe me and DAP will not know what hit them." On one flip of a coin he suddenly sees a common enemy and has a go while his backyard the troubles are already at boiling point. The Pemanca ended by saying "For better or worse I am a SUPP member and this is my vow and its like a marriage vow. "



PAS Kelantan's Denial of Dealing with I'da World Group Debunked!!! Proofs..

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 05:47 AM PDT


















Now, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.


With all these proofs, I am speechless....


Didn't the PAS Spiritual Chief and Kelantan Menteri Besar deny having met with I'da World Group as shown here in the video below yesterday?

Watch at 0.57secs of the video where he denies having met with I'da World Group representatives.


Maybe its not Nik Aziz in the photos above.


Just someone who looks like him?


Somehow this reminds me of that infamous advocate and solicitor, the VK Lingam guy...


Looks like me, sounds like me, is it me?


I don't know.


You tell me.


I must be dreaming, right?


Correct, correct, correct!!!


:P


By the way, on another note, the achievements of this I'da World Group is really something that ought to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records!


A 3 year old Bumiputera company achieving an asset accumulation of USD$2.716 Trillion within that short period is just out of this world!!!


That's in USD folks! Not Zimbabwean dollars, aaa!!!

Fuyooo!!!


And just in case you are wondering, I have yet to receive even one sen for this post.


Wouldn't mind getting paid...hehehehe...maybe a million or two...?


Hehehehehe...


We never know what's gonna come up next in this Malaysia Boleh world we live in?


Here is the source of all the above material.


From the website of I'DA WORLD GROUP SDN BHD itself. Surely, one of the most successful Malaysian companies to date!!!


What do you think? Are these guys for real?


Looks pretty convincing, doesn't it?


Wallahu 'alam bissawab!


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I Cannot Act Against Racist Principles, Says DPM - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 05:19 AM PDT

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed today he had no power to take action against the two school principals who allegedly uttered racial slurs, despite his position as the country's Education Minister.

He explained to reporters here today that this was because disciplinary matters involving high-ranking civil servants comes under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Department (PSD).

"The minister cannot make a decision (on this). So cases that involve certain matters, including these principals who have high (pay) grades... If I am not wrong, their grades are between 48 and 52, so this has to be decided on by a disciplinary board under the (purview of the) PSD's director-general," he told reporters after opening the 10th regional seminar on the Criminalisation of Bribery at the Palace of the Golden Horses hotel here this afternoon.

Muhyiddin pointed out that the ministry, on its part, had already done its own research on the cases and had handed over its report to the PSD for further action.

"I have asked the PSD to mete out appropriate action. It is under their jurisdiction (to do so)," he said.

He added that he had already made the announcement and urged the people to wait for the PSD to make its decision.

Earlier this month, PSD director-general Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Abdullah told a press conference in Putrajaya that the department had already received a "six-inch thick" report from the Education Ministry on the matter.

"If there is a case against the principal, then the disciplinary committee will deliberate. A show-cause letter will be issued to the principal and she will be given the opportunity to defend herself," he had reportedly said.

Siti Inshah Mansor, the principal of SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, had allegedly told students during an assembly that the Chinese could return the China and that the Indians resembled "dogs" with their prayer strings.

"Pelajar-pelajar Cina tidak diperlukan dan boleh balik ke China ataupun Sekolah Foon Yew. Bagi pelajar India, tali sembahyang yang diikat di pergelangan tangan dan leher pelajar nampak seakan anjing dan hanya anjing akan mengikat seperti itu," she had allegedly said last month.

Following the public uproar over her controversial statement, about 20 reports were lodged against the principal.

In the Kedah case, Ungku Aznan Ungku Ismail, the school principal for SMK Bukit Selambau in Sungai Petani, caused a national outcry when he too allegedly uttered racial slurs to his non-Malay students.

Ungku Aznan had allegedly publicly told a few Chinese students to go back to China for they were behaving disrespectfully when they were seen having breakfast in the school canteen during the Ramadan fasting month.

He later escaped stern punishment when he was merely reassigned to an office in the district education office at Kuala Muda in Sungai Petani, shortly after the incident, drawing flak from many political leaders, including those from MCA.

The government has come under fire for failing to act quickly on the matter, despite their swift action in the case of controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee or "Namewee", who had produced a video in response to the incident involving the principals.

The opposition said the government was practicing "double-standards" in how it handled both matters, and have predicted that the Johor school principal would likely be let off with a mere slap on the wrist.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Proverbial 'Chicken' or the 'Egg' first question ~ Race or Nationality Issue?

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 04:39 AM PDT

It is amusing to see our politicians waste precious time and energy debating and arguing ala the proverbial question of which came first? The chicken or the egg?


Give it to hot air spewing parliamentarians such as Nazri Aziz or Lim Kit Siang to waste our time arguing DPM Muhyiddin Hj Yassin's answer that he is a Malay first and then a Malaysian.


What's bloody wrong with that?


Each and every one of us is a human being identified by his race first and then by our nationality.


When one goes abroad, automatically the way we are identified is nationality first and then our ethnicity.


No big deal.


When we are in our own country, the authorities don't bother asking you about your nationality because by our looks they can already tell as to whether we are a Malaysian or a foreigner?


We can easily tell whether one is a Malaysian or an Indonesian, Bangladeshi, Burmese or whatever?


Why the hell do these politicians waste our time with petty issues like these and not focus on the job that they are being paid handsomely to do in the first place which is to take care of their own constituencies or parliamentary areas?


I get so fed up of watching these loudmouths not do their jobs there in Parliament which is to discuss or debate on proposals to improve the lot of their respective constituents but these clowns just go on year after year in raising petty issues and create a whole bloody ruckus there in this nation's Parliament just to feed their ever bloating narcissistic egos!!!


Buat kerja lah!!! 


As for Nazri, well go take a look at what this blogger has to say?




If It's a Problem, Don't Recognise It! By Kee Thuan Chye

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 04:20 AM PDT

Idris Jala was interviewed on BFM 89.9 this morning. During the time of the interview I twitted that people who heard the interview should read an article by Kee Thuan Chye before they make up their minds about what Idris Jala said. But for some reason people who wanted to read it could not access the Facebook page. So here it is re-produced. If you missed the BFM interview you might be able to get it as a podcast eventually at www.bfm.com.my For some reason it wasn't there when I looked just now.

If It's a Problem, Don't Recognise It!

By Kee Thuan Chye

Idris Jala is a good speaker. If you listen to him and you don't watch it, he will sell you an idea.

That's what he did - or tried to do - when he gave the keynote address at the "We Are Malaysia" event hosted by UCSI University on Malaysia Day.

He spoke of 1Malaysia and its aims, and how national unity can be achieved. One of the central aims of 1Malaysia is upgrading the diverse population's attitude towards one another from tolerance to acceptance and, eventually, the celebration of diversity. And one of the central strategies of achieving that is the recognition that, in Idris' own words, "in life, there are only two types of issues".

Sounds rather pat, as if coming from a self-enrichment guru. But as I said, Idris Jala (left) is a seller of ideas.

What are these two types of issues?

Problems and polarities. A problem, expounded Idris, is something that can be solved. A polarity is something that cannot be solved but must be managed. The examples of polarities he gave are old and young, urban and rural, good and evil, rich and poor. Like the North and South Poles, they cannot be removed; therefore a balance must be struck between them.

To illustrate further, he gave the example of his wife and him. She is fastidious in wanting him to place his socks in a proper basket for washing, but he is used to leaving them all over the house. Despite her repeated attempts to get him to conform, he is incorrigible. She on her part takes an inordinate amount of time to get ready when they have a function to attend. It annoys him that because she can't decide on what to wear, they often turn up late.

"That's the situation," said Idris, "but if we tried to solve it, we could end up in divorce."

Extending the idea to a wider realm, Idris said race and religion are also polarities, which means they cannot be solved.

"If you try to solve them," he said, "you could get something like Hitler's Final Solution and the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia."

On that UCSI occasion, Idris got away with not having to answer questions from the floor as there is usually no provision for such in a keynote address. But if there had been, the key question would be: Isn't this all just a game of semantics? How do you decide what is a problem and what is a polarity? Or is there really no difference between the two?

Let's look at the issue of race in the present context. Let's bring in Perkasa, which insists that the 30 percent equity for bumiputeras must be upheld in the New Economic Model (NEM). For want of an opposing camp, let's bring in the MCA, which recently called for the 30 percent to be gradually reduced.

Is this situation of two opposing viewpoints over a racial issue a problem or a polarity? What does it translate into when from this dispute, policy has to be made?

Policy is policy. It provides a guideline for operations to be performed and actions to be taken. It provides a clear-cut solution. It does not merely manage. So how will it solve this Perkasa-MCA dispute?

If Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak decides to listen to Perkasa and includes the 30 percent in his NEM, the MCA might have something to say. Not to mention other groups opposed to Perkasa as well. But since the MCA is a Barisan Nasional partner, Najib or his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, can ask its party leaders to shut up and toe the coalition line, and chances are they will obey. Is that managing the issue or solving it?

While we mull over this, let's consider another point - for an issue to be resolved, it calls for negotiation and sometimes arbitration. There was negotiation between the two differing groups over the ge tai issue in Penang last week and the outcome was satisfactory to both sides. Do we say they found a solution to the issue or that they merely managed it? Does it matter what we call it?

It's all semantics. And semantics are of no practical use. Sometimes, semantics create further problems. In any case, the fact that you enter into a negotiation shows that you want to find a solution. If after negotiating, you still can't find it, you may seek an arbiter.

For racial disputes, there is already an arbiter. And that, plain and simple, is the constitution. So how we solve or manage - whichever word you want to use - racial disputes should be guided by that arbiter.

Article 153 of the constitution is the bone of contention. But as lawyer Azzat Kamaluddin (left), who also spoke at the "We Are Malaysia" event, astutely pointed out, there is no mention in that article of special rights for the Malays.

Clause 1 of Article 153 states: "It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article."

Note that there is only mention of "special position". And the second part says, significantly, that the Agong shall also be responsible for safeguarding "the legitimate interests of other communities". It's not all one-sided.

Azzat pointed out that "everyone stops at Clause 1". But if they were to look at Clause 2, they would see clearly that the special provisions for Malays and natives of Sabah and Sarawak pertain only to positions in the public service; scholarships, exhibitions and other similar educational or training privileges or special facilities; and permits and licences for the operation of any trade or business.

And in these areas, the provisions have to be "of such proportion as [the Agong] may deem reasonable". In other words, it's not carte blanche.

Look also at Clause 5, which states that Article 153 "does not derogate from the provisions of Article 136".

What does Article 136 say?

It says: "All persons of whatever race in the same grade in the service of the federation shall, subject to the terms and conditions of their employment, be treated impartially." This is another limit to the scope of Article 153.

If the government follows the rule of law and interprets the constitution as it should be interpreted, we wouldn't have a racial problem. Yes, problem. Let's call a spade a spade. The racial problem we have now is mostly the result of what the government has done and not done.

It has not followed the rule of law. It has not told Perkasa to grasp the proper provisions of Article 153. Instead, it has been affirming that Perkasa's doing the right thing - only a few days ago, Deputy Education Minister Puad Zarkashi said Perkasa was championing the people's rights as spelt out in the constitution. Perhaps Puad hasn't read beyond Clause 1. Perhaps he doesn't understand it fully.

In terms of what the government has done, it has chosen to take sides to formulate policies that are contrary to the spirit of the constitution. For instance, is the discount for bumiputeras purchasing property constitutional? If so, where is it written in that sacred document?

The government favours one race and marginalises the other races. With regard to the civil service, it has not upheld Article 136 of the constitution, which calls for impartial treatment for civil servants of all races. Over the past four decades, the promotion of civil servants to the highest positions has been almost totally confined to those of one particular race. Is that impartial treatment?

As for religion, it is again the government that has created problems. Just to name two, one is its action to deny Christians the right to use the word "Allah"; the other, and more far-reaching, action is declaring Malaysia an Islamic state, as Najib did in 2007 when he was Deputy Prime Minister.

"Islam is the official religion and we are an Islamic state," he said.

He must surely have read Article 3 of the constitution but chose to ignore what it says: "Islam is the religion of the federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the federation."

Nowhere is it stated that Malaysia is an Islamic state.

But by his declaration, Najib caused fresh anxieties to surface and made the issue of religion more contentious. In extreme situations, the provisions of Article 3 have been disrespected. A recent example is Perkasa's lodging of a police report against a church in Shah Alam for planning to stage a Christian play during Ramadan on the grounds that it was seditious and insulting to the sultan.

That police report became a problem to the church. How would it be solved? In an ideal Malaysian setting, the government would have stepped in and told Perkasa to respect Article 3. But of course, it did not. For the church and other Christian groups, these problems will continue to crop up in future and there will be no solution in sight if the government stays silent.

Is the government silent because it now believes it can call such a problem a polarity? And with a polarity, which cannot be solved, the less said about it, the better? Similarly, in the case of the Johor school principal who allegedly made racist remarks, it is better to let the issue be until the public forgets about it?

If so, 1Malaysia is not about taking a radically honest approach towards national unity and the celebration of diversity. It seems to shy away from calling a problem a problem and solving it. Calling it a polarity merely adds a new twist to the propaganda.

So, if Idris Jala comes to your neighbourhood and tries to sell you that idea, be sure to ask him some difficult questions. He's a good speaker and can easily mesmerise his audience. His words may sound pretty until you probe them for substance. If you do, you might find that they amount to nothing more than public relations prattle.


Malaysia and the United Nations!

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 03:41 AM PDT



Prime Minister Najib Razak will make his inaugural visit to the United Nations General Assembly this week, where he will deliver a keynote address on September 27. He will also meet with US President Barack Obama and other leaders at the second ASEAN-United States leaders meeting on the 24th. President Obama called the meeting earlier this month in an effort to reinvigorate US policy toward Southeast Asia:

This continues the President's commitment to deepen America's engagement with Asia more broadly. We believe that Asia is absolutely fundamental to a number of our key priorities, for instance, our commitment to double U.S. exports and to deepen our security partnerships in this important part of the world. So, building on the outreach the President did last year, he wanted to host the 10 ASEAN leaders for this luncheon and to discuss ways in which we can coordinate more closely going forward. And this focus on Asia will, of course, continue, again, in November when the President is planning to travel to Asia.

President Obama is right to think that Southeast Asia and the United States have a promising future together. There will be many opportunities for mutual assistance and benefits as the region continues to develop, and Malaysia's unique standing as a moderate, progressive Muslim nation is particularly attractive given current global conflicts.

This is, then, an ideal time for Prime Minister Najib to address his global colleagues at the UN–and an ideal time for Western leaders to step in and join Malaysia's efforts. By Malaysia Watcher.Com


Nurul Izzah explains U-turn on VP post

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 03:00 AM PDT

Nurul Izzah Anwar says the sudden increase in nominations has inspired her U-turn on the earlier decision to stay out of the party's supreme council elections. The Lembah Pantai MP (right) says she is encouraged by the 8 nominations she has received for the post of party vice president. She officially announced her decision to compete today, and said that she is ready to take on more experienced party leaders in the upcoming race, and to shoulder the aspirations of her nominees. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Zaid won't be left out, promises Azmin

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 02:30 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE PKR "newbie" Zaid Ibrahim is assured of a place in the party regardless of the outcome of the party elections this November, declared his deputy presidential rival Azmin Ali.In part one of an exclusive interview with Malaysiakini, Azmin (left) said that the party will always have space for every member, including Zaid. "I have great respect for Zaid. He has strength that will help the party, and I believe that if I am accepted as deputy president, Zaid will get an important role to continue to help consolidate and prepare the party for the next general elections... this is not a political pronouncement, but my commitment to work with Zaid and other colleagues," he said. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Nuclear energy programme lacks genuine public consultation

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 05:36 PM PDT

From SM Mohamed Idris, via e-mail

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is very disturbed to read that the government has already decided on the proposed nuclear energy programme as it is included as one of the 131 entry-point projects (EPP) of the Economic Transformation Programme unveiled to the public on Tuesday at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).

We recalled that Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak has indicated in his 1Malaysia blog following public outcry against adopting nuclear power plant that he would like to obtain public opinion on the matter.

Until today, we have yet to see any meaningful debate and genuine public consultation process by the government.

We want to stress that so-called public forum and debate that were largely organised by the Malaysian Nuclear Agency is not a neutral platform to seek public opinion.

It is to be noted that those events were primarily attended by the agency's staff and government officials from the relevant departments and discussion panelists were from these agencies.

It has to be pointed out that Malaysia Nuclear Agency, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and even the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water are parties with vested interests and an open agenda in support of nuclear power plant as shown by their public statements so far.

For example, the latest statement from TNB's chief executive officer Che Khalib Mohamad Noh while alluding to the fact that public acceptance is necessary for the proposed project, he also argued that since developed countries are already adopting nuclear energy, there was no reason why Malaysians could not be open about it.

In July, Minister Peter Chin has said that the government will only make a final decision on nuclear energy after studying the findings of the Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development Plan scheduled for completion in 2013.

CAP and SAM would like to know if the government's decision is informed by these findings if they are already available. If so, the Malaysian civil society and public would like to be informed. If not, why is there such a hurry to push ahead with the nuclear power plant.

SM Mohamed Idris is the president of Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)


Teoh Beng Hock, did you commit suicide?

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 04:01 PM PDT

From Richard Loh, via e-mail

I'm truly sorry Sdr Teoh Beng Hock. I have to ask you this question: Did you commit suicide? Everyone knows that this is a really stupid question to ask but am I wrong?

No, I'm not wrong because this is how our government, MACC, PDRM and the judiciary has taught us, to be stupid.

When your family met up with the prime minister, he made a promise that your mysterious death will be fully investigated and ensured that no stone will be left unturned.

The prime minister should have called for a royal commission of inquiry which was what your family and the public wanted. Instead, he called for an inquest. Why did he reject the RCI? Its simply because the chances of getting the truth of your mysterious death is very high.

In an inquest, they have the upper hand to protect the guilty (if any), manipulate and fabricate, anyway, anyhow they want.

On the onset, the government, PDRM, MACC and the judiciary has already made up their mind to see that your mysterious death be concluded as suicide.

I came to this conclusion by judging the way they presented the case, the way the investigation was carried out by PDRM and the fact that the judiciary allowed the DPP to ridicule witnesses and articulate imaginary theories.

Your body was discovered around 1.30pm but it was kept in the dark for over four hours before it was made public.

A lot of things could have happened during the four hours. Some cleaning up and other rearrangements could have taken place.

One minister came out with his wise statement just hours later: "We do not know why he wanted to jump and not go home".

Suddenly, the MACC became very professional. They claimed that you were not a suspect but only a witness though no explanation was made as to why a witness would require long hours of questioning which lasted till the early morning.

The MACC also claimed that you were released after questioning but you chose to stay back.

Indeed, we, the public find it puzzling the way MACC tried to distance themselves from the circumstances of your death.

The so-called professional PDRM can only come up with the conclusion of a sudden death. If the PDRM were to really look deeper into it, my guess is that they would be able to find out whether you did commit suicide or if it was homicide.

We can really see that no stone was left unturned at the inquest to pursue a suicide verdict.
Your mental state and your family were questioned thoroughly but the same cannot be said about the MACC officials who questioned you.

Every effort was made to block Dr Pornthip from testifying. They even when to the extent of questioning her on her qualification and expertised.

You were even speculated to have strangled yourself first before you jumped to your death. We can see how desperate they are to protect those responsible for your death.

The most shocking and unbelievable evidence surfaced after more than a year of your inquest, your suicide note.

As I said, in an inquest they have the upper hand to spring surprises, they can magically turn a common simple note into a suicide note.

The joke does not end there. They presented your note as evidence and justified it based on Google's translation of your note which was written in Chinese and translated into English.

They did not get an expert to translate or authenticate the so-called suicide note.

Will anyone be surprise should the DPP in the ongoing inquest asks your lawyers to go and find out if you did indeed commit suicide or were you murdered?

But let me ask you first: Did you commit suicide?


Malays should wise up and not be a tool of Perkasa

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 03:57 PM PDT

From Abdul Karim Rahman, via e-mail

May I remind readers and the rakyat of that NGO called Perkasa?

Perkasa is actually a vehicle for Ibrahim Ali to re-emerge on the national political scene.

He is at his wits end on the next course of action before the 13th GE and realises that PAS will not give him another chance to use their ticket for this GE.

And so he is using the members in Perkasa to pressure Umno into providing that ticket. Wise up Malays! Ibrahim Ali is clutching straws trying to save himself.

You are the sacrificial sheep on the alter of his ambition! Don't be his Perkakas!


Bengoh assemblyman doing his best for the rakyat

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 03:55 PM PDT

From Chai Fong Lee, via e-mail

I refer to the article, 'Tough going for Sarawak BN in four Bidayuh seats'. It is unfortunate that people perceive that Bengoh assemblyman Jerip Susil does not visit the kawasan.

They say that he is too busy attending to business at his clinic in Kota Padawan.

For those interested, the 1st floor and 2nd floors above the10th mile Medical Clinic is also Jerip Susil's service centre.

While attending to the patients in the kawasan (sometimes giving free treatment to those who can't afford it) Jerip also attends to requests and concerns brought to him from the kawasan community leaders and constituents.

His PA sees him every working day with kawasan matters and his clerk brings him typed letters in relation to the problems hightlighted for him sign.

Almost all weekends (except when travelling), he attends majlis makan, fund-raising dinners, and get-togthers with the rakyat organised in the kawasan.

It is also true that with limited resources and time he is not able to please all.

Read:

Tough going for S'wak BN in four Bidayuh seats


Adakah pembinaan sistem rel kelajuan tinggi memanfaatkan pembangunan Muar?

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 03:52 PM PDT

Dari Er Teck Hwa, via e-mail

Pada 21 September 2010, Perdana Menteri Najib Tun Razak telah mengumumkan bahawa sistem rel kelajuan tinggi, atau dikenali sebagai High-Speed Rail (HSR) akan dibina untuk menghubungkan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur dengan Singapura  dibawah Program Transformasi Ekonomi (Economic Transformation Programme, ETP).

Rel ini akan melalui bandar-bandar seperti Lanpangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Seremban, Air Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar yang terletak di Johor Bahru, dan berakhir di Singapura.

Saya amat menyokong pengumuman pembinaan sistem pengangkutan ini. Projek ini merupakan projek pengangkutan raksasa yang pertama dari Kerajaan Persekutuan dalam menstrukturkan semula sistem pengangkutan di Muar, iaitu selepas pembinaan Jambatan Sultan Ismail pada tahun 1967 dan setelah jambatan kedua yang menghubungkan Muar mula beroperasi pada tahun 2003.

Muar boleh digelar sebagai "Bandar untuk bersara" kerana pembangunan ekonomi yang terbantut disebabkan sistem pengangkutan yang tidak efektif dan ketinggalan zaman.

Ketika dalam era pemerintahan Mahathir, Muar tidak dilibatkan dalam kawasan manfaat pembinaan Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS), kerana jalan masuk ke Muar dari PLUS terletak kira-kira 30km dari Muar iaitu di Tangkak dan Pagoh.

Ketika dalam era pemerintahan Pak Lah pula, kerajaan persekutan telah menaiktarafkan jalan persekutuan yang menghubungkan Segamat dan Tangkak, manakala jalan persekutuan di antara Muar-Tangkak hanya melibatkan perlebaran jalan yang terbatas sahaja. Malah perlebaran jalan tersebut mempunyai banyak kecacatan kerana masalah penyalahgunaan kuasa telah berlaku dalam projek tersebut.

Tidak dapat dinafikan bahawa sistem rel kelajuan tinggi yang menghubungkan Muar akan mendorong pembangunan Muar tetapi gagal untuk merasangkan ekonomi di sekitar Muar. Hal ini disebabkan beberapa faktor dibawah:

Sistem pengangkutan dapat dikategorikan kepada dua golongan pengankutan iaitu pengangkutan manusia (transportation of passengers) dan pengangkutan barangan (transportation of merchandise).

Pembinaan sistem rel kelajuan tinggi ini ternyata hanya dapat menyelesaikan masalah pengangkutan manusia tetapi gagal untuk menyelesaikan masalah pengangkutan barangan.

Langkah untuk mendorong pembangunan di Muar adalah menyelesaikan masalah pengangkutan yang dihadapi oleh sektor pembuatan dan sektor pertanian itu kesusahan untuk mengangkut keluar dan masuk barangan mereka.

Selain itu, pengangkutan awam di Muar juga gagal untuk meleraikan penumpang yang tiba melalui sistem rel kelajuan tinggi. Sekiranya sistem pengangkutan di Muar tidak dirancang dengan terapi, penumpang yang berada di stesen rel kelajuan tinggi tidak akan dileraikan dan memaksa mereka untuk menyediakan kenderaan sendiri supaya beredar dari situ.

Kerajaan persekutuan harus memberikan permit  pengangkutan awam tempatan dan menghapuskan "Approved Permits Policy" untuk membolehkan mereka yang lebih kompetitif supaya bersaing dalam sektor pengangkutan awam.

Pada pendapat saya, kerajaan harus melebarkan jalan utama yang menghubungkan Muar ke Pagoh dan Tangkak yang merupakan pintu keluar masuk ke PLUS. Kerajaan harus melebarkan jalan asal dari dua lorong kepada empat lorong untuk melicinkan lagi pergerakan pengangkutan barang-barangan dari Muar.

Hal ini merupakan jalan penyelesaian utama untuk membangunkan sektor pembuatan dan pertanian di Muar.

Penulis adalah ahli parlimen Bakri.


My brother Joseph, it's time to wake up!

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 03:43 PM PDT

From Dillon Tan, via e-mail

Ask Joseph Pairin Kitingan what is he been doing all these years? After 47 years, doesn't he know what they are trying to do. Wake up my brother.

Spread your word far and deep into your villages and tell them all the happenings at ground zero. It is our last chance for change. It is still not late.

If you love your country and the well-being of all Malaysians, irrespective of their race and religion, VOTE FOR CHANGE!


Best of Namewee

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 12:25 AM PDT




Lyrics in 3 languages

我還是我

Aku Tetap Aku

I am Who I am
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我的名字 叫明志 這個自我介紹方式

Izinkan ku memperkenalkan diriku, nama saya ialah Namewee

My name is Namewee this is how I introduce myself

從小老師 就認為我是想要惹事

Sejak kecil lagi, cikgu ingatkan ku seorang yang suka buat hal

My teachers always thought I was looking for trouble

我熱愛文字 我討厭公式 我不想面對考試

Aku suka menulis, aku benci formula dan ujian sekolah

I love literature but I hate the school system and all its exams

我更討厭你規定我的頭髮款式

Aku lagi tak suka jika sesiapa komen kat style rambut ku

I get annoyed when people comment on my hair style

我的思考方式 沒有人能夠抑制

Pemikiran style aku, tiada orang boleh Ubahi

I was born with a mind that is beyond the control of others

大人都固執的怪我固執 不懂事

Orang dewasa anggap aku ni degil dan tak matang

Adult always blamed me for being stubborn & naive

我明白 待人處事都有 它的模式

Aku tahu memang ada pelbagai caranya berurusan

I realized our society has its way of life

但不代表 全部人都要變成孔子

Tapi ia tak bermakna semua orang harus menjadi Konfusius

But that doesn't mean all of us must become Confucius

十五歲 那年初我染上音樂的毒

Pada umur 15 tahun, aku discover muzik

Age of 15 I discovered the joy of music

我透過音符 來降低我內心的無助

Nota nota membantu ku lalui masa yang tak berdaya

Through its notes I find ways to express my thoughts

我學習美術 但依然無法省悟

Aku cuba belajari seni tetapi ia tak membantu

I tried picking up art but it could not hold my inner feelings

是孤獨創造梵谷 還是梵谷創造孤獨

Adalah kesepian mencipta Van Gogh ataupun Van Gogh yang menciptakan kesepian?

Was loneliness created Van Gogh or Van Gogh created loneliness?

中學畢業後 華人得自求多福

Tamat sekolah menengah, kebanyakkan orang cina mencari rezeki di luar Negara

Upon finishing high school Chinese must find ways to further their studies

揮揮衣袖 我決定要到台灣留宿

Akhirnya, aku pun membuat keputusan untuk menginap di Taiwan

Faced with challenges I decided to pursue my education in Taiwan

爸爸媽媽不要擔心 我不會辜負

Ayah, mak jangan risau. Ku takkan buat kamu kecewa

Don't worry mom and dad I promise not to fail you

等我讀完書 一定會回到歸屬

Habis belajar nanti, mesti saya balik ke Negara tercinta

I will return to my beloved home when I graduate

我會好好過 我必須好好過

Ku akan hidup dengan baik

I will be fine I must stay strong

想家的時候 我就打開電腦拼命創作

Apabila rindu kat keluarga, ku akan terus cipta lagu

When I lone for home I turn on my PC and started writing

牆壁上的大馬國旗 是我的寄託

Bendera Malaysia yang gantung kat dinding menjadi inspirasi ku

My Malaysian flag on the wall keeping my spirit alive

床頭的那張全家福 總是讓我振作

Gambar keluarga kat tepi katil tetap membuatkan ku lebih tabah

My family portrait beside my bed keeping my strong

一個人 在外國 要獨立生活

Seorang hidup di luar Negara, ku mesti lebih gagah

As a foreigner living in a strange country I learn to become independent

我做過很多工作 我面對很多數落

Aku buat banyak kerja sambilan, ku hadap banyak gagalan

I took up many jobs to pay my bills and tuition fees

無論再辛苦 還有音樂陪著我

Tak semestinya betapa susahnya, ku masih ditemani muzik

When times were tough at least I still had my music with me

我理想沒有變 因為我 還是我

Impian ku tidak berubah, kerana aku tetap aku

My dream did not change, I am still who I am



我有我自己的夢 自己會走

Aku akan berusaha mencapai impian ku sendiri

I have my own dream I will keep going

就算再寂寞

walaupun sunyi

Even it's a lonely path

請原諒我的衝動 我會好好過

Maafkan impuls aku, aku akan hidup dengan baik-baik

Please forgive me for being impulsive, I will be fine

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am

我不怕暴雨狂風 將我淹沒

Aku tak takut hujan lebat membanjiri ku

I'm not afraid the obstacles cos it will not drown me

毅然往前走

Aku tetap akan berusaha

I will keep moving forward

就算旅途再癲頗 我不能回頭

Wakaupun jalan ini agak sukar tapi aku tak akan putus asa

Even if it is a journey of no return I will not give up

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am



2007 年 那是個遲來的夏天

Tahun 2007, itu musim panas yang datang agak lewat

Summer came late in the year 2007

改編國歌事件 讓我人生從此改變

Mengubah lagu negaraku membuatkan hidupan ku berubah

My life was forever changed with my national anthem song

透過網際網絡 我闖了禍

Melalui internet, aku menghadapi masalah

I got into trouble through the cyber space

但我堅持沒有犯錯 有人 說我叛國

Aku disalah fahami dan ada orang kata aku ni pengkhidnat negara

I was misunderstood and got accused of betraying my country

有人 想幹掉我 有人 說不讓我回國

Ada yang tak bagi aku balik ke Negara, ada yang ingin bunuh aku

My life was threaten and I even was told I cannot come home

要我磕頭認錯 政客趁機出頭

Saya dipaksa mengaku salah, orang kuat semua keluar menunjuk muka

I was pushed into the limelight by influential people trying to gain fame

媒體還配合炒作 世界 各地的記者call我

Pihak media dari seluruh dunia tak berhenti call saya

Media got into the action and suddenly international reporters started calling me

我必須學會沉著

Aku mesti tabah

I had to learn to stay calm

謠言越來越多 讓人陷入惶恐

Gosip angin semakin banyak, membuatkan ku makin risau

Rumours started flowing and my heart started pounding

甚至 還有人把偷渡路線圖 send給我

Saya juga terima peta haram tunjuk aku hilangkan diri

I even received maps with international escape routes

爸爸媽媽 對不起 不要難過

Ayah mak, ku minta maaf .. Janganlah kamu sedih

Sorry mom and dad please don't be sad

牆壁上的國旗 我從來沒有拆過

Bendera Malaysia di dinding tidak pernah saya turunkan

I have not taken down the flag hanging in my bedroom

我破了千萬點閱 也上了各大版面

Youtube ku ditonton berjuta orang, gambarku juga dipampar dalam banyak surat khabar

My youtube video broke records and my face made newspaper covers

有人喜歡有人討厭面臨輿論考驗

Ada orang suka dan ada orang benci. Aku mengahadapi ujian yang sukar ini

I got cheered and got booed I must learn to face the music now

我的故事 被文學家 寫進了書

Kisah aku dicatat oleh penulis buku

My story was documented into a book

我的臉 還被人畫成了 卡通人物

Muka aku dilukis sebagai kartoon

My face even got drawn into cartoon characters

再多褒與貶 都已經事過境遷

Banyak pujiaan dan hinaan ku alami, tapi ia bukan segalanya

I wished that all the fame and criticism would die down some day

畢業後的我 決定勇敢面對誤解

Lepas ku tamatkan pengajian, aku membuat keputusan menghadapi semua salah faham

Upon graduation I decided to return to my beloved country

我用陸路 交通跨越六個國度

Ku menggunakan jalan darat dan melepasi 6 Negara untuk balik ke Negara cinta

With only land routes I walked across 6 countries to come home

拍攝紀錄 沿途上的驚險 和領悟

Ku merakamkan sepanjang jalan yang meliputi ketakutaan dan kesedaran

I even shot a documentary on my challenging journey

一步步 很艱苦 終於回到大馬領土

Ia satu perjalanan yang sukar tetapi akhirnya ku berjaya balik ke Negara tercinta

Thought every step was tought I finally came home to Malaysia

被拍照 被訪問 還被叫到警察總部

Pihak media tangkap gambar ku, ada temu duga dan aku juga dipanggil ke balai polis

I got called to police station and faced many media interviews

雖然 你們都把我 當成公眾人物

Walaupun banyak anggap ku sebagai orang famous

Even though most think of me as public personality

但我必須穩住 要保持個人創作元素

Tapi aku mesti tabah, aku mesti tetap dengan ciptaan lagu ku

But I stayed true to myself to retain my creative art



我有我自己的夢 自己會走

Aku akan berusaha mencapai impian ku sendiri

I have my own dream I will keep going

就算再寂寞

walaupun sunyi

Even it's a lonely path

請原諒我的衝動 我會好好過

Maafkan impuls aku, aku akan hidup dengan baik-baik

Please forgive me for being impulsive, I will be fine

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am

我不怕暴雨狂風 將我淹沒

Aku tak takut hujan lebat membanjiri ku

I'm not afraid the obstacles cos it will not drown me

毅然往前走

Aku tetap akan berusaha

I will keep moving forward

就算旅途再癲頗 我不能回頭

Wakaupun jalan ini agak sukar tapi aku tak akan putus asa

Even if it is a journey of no return I will not give up

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am



有人說 我的作品荼毒青年思想

Ada orang marah hasil lagu ku mencemarkan fikiran remaja

People criticized my songs for poisoning the younger generation

有人說 我的頭腦都在胡思亂想

Ada orang mengata otak ku memikirkan perkara yang bukan-bukan

Some said my mind is full of dirty thoughts

說我亂講 說我是社會毒瘤發癢

Mengatakan aku ni merosakan moral masyarakat

That I have bad morel in the civil society

還怪我 變成他兒子的偶像

Ada juga yang mengalahkan ku jadi idola kepada anaknya

Some just blamed me for becoming his son's idol

面對攻擊 我早就已經習慣

Aku dah biasa menghadapi semua halangan ini

I am used to faced difficult situations

保持沉默微笑 是我最好的答案

Menjadi keheningan sambil senyum adalah jawapan yang ku bagi

Keeping silent is my best defense and response

裝模作樣 從來就 不是我的強項

Aku tak suka menjadi kikuk depan orang

Putting a fake face is never an option for me

但我出門逛逛 卻要偽偽裝裝

Sekarang aku keluar, susah sangat boleh menjadi diri sendiri lagi

I can no longer be myself when I go out

我的email 每天都有人來 訴苦

Tiap-tiap hari aku terima email dari orang lain tuk mengeluh

People write to me pleading for help everyday

但我愛莫能助因為我不是 政府

Tapi aku tak berupaya kerana aku bukan pihak kerajaan

I just cannot do much because I am not the government

你們來我facebook 鼓勵我 詆毀我

Ada yang mendorong ku di facebook dan ada juga yang menghina ku

Some come to my Facebook supporting and slandering me

我不刪除因為那是言論自由淨土

Aku tak delete komen-komen kerana ini adalah kebebasan bicara semua

I didn't delete because it is their freedom of speech

我想要讓你聽見 讓你看見

Aku nak bagi kau dengar, aku nak bagi kau Nampak

I want you to listen and I want you to see

我想說的話 我的電影 和我的音樂

Apa yang ingin ku ucapkan, filem ku, dan muzik ku

The messages I convey through my voice, my film and my music

徘徊尺度邊緣 自由自在的暢所欲言

Adalah kebebasan bicara

Walking the fine line in freedom of speech

那是主流媒體 永遠看不到的世界

Inilah tempat yang tidak boleh diperjuangkan oleh mainstream media

Which is something the mainstream media can never understand

我站在不 同的的角度我不會停下腳步

Aku memandang dunia dari pelbagai sudut dan tidak akan berhentikan langkahku

I stand from a different point and I will not stop

這條思路 是老天送給我的禮物

Jalan pemikiran saya adalah hadiah khas dari tuhan

This path is a gift from god

你說我糊塗 你甚至想要把我說服

Kau mengatakan aku bingung, malah kau ingin menyakinkan ku dengan ayatmu

You claimed that I am lost and want to brainwash me

對不起我 還是我那就是我的態度

Minta maaf, aku tetap aku. Inilah sikap ku

Sorry, I am still who I am, and this is my attitude

在Kuala Lumpur 開始了新的生活

Aku memulakan kehidupan baru di Kuala Lumpur

I am starting new life in Kuala Lumpur

這裡人潮洶湧 馬路坑坑洞洞

Terdapat ramai orang telah terkorban di jalan raya yang berlubang-lubang

It is crowded here and the roads are full of potholes

一不小心 我可能會在這裡失控

Saya rasa ku juga mungkin akan hilang control di sini

If I'm not careful things may just get out of control

這條路 很難走 但我已經 沒有回頭

Jalan ini agak sukar untuk berjalan, tetapi aku sudah tiada pilihan lain

The path is not easy but I do not have a choice anymore





(我還是我 我還是我)

(Aku tetap aku aku masih aku)

Because I am still who I am



我有我自己的夢 自己會走

Aku akan berusaha mencapai impian ku sendiri

I have my own dream and I will go for it

就算再寂寞

walaupun sunyi

Even it is a lone path

請原諒我的衝動 我會好好過

Maafkan impuls aku, aku akan hidup dengan baik-baik

Please forgive me for being impulsive, I will be fine

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am

我不怕暴雨狂風 將我淹沒

Aku tak takut hujan lebat membanjiri ku

I'm not afraid the obstacles cos it will not drown me

毅然往前走

Aku tetap akan berusaha

I will keep moving forward

就算旅途再癲頗 我不能回頭

Wakaupun jalan ini agak sukar tapi aku tak akan putus asa

Even if it is a journey of no return I will not give up

(相信我還是我)

(percayalah, aku tetap aku)

Believe me I am still who I am


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