Thursday, November 11, 2010

Banjir Kedah: Muhyiddin Nak Main Wayang Tapi Tak Jadi

Banjir Kedah: Muhyiddin Nak Main Wayang Tapi Tak Jadi


Banjir Kedah: Muhyiddin Nak Main Wayang Tapi Tak Jadi

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:53 PM PST

Nota Editor: Muhyiddin nak main wayang. Takut rakyat tahu sebab utama banjir Kedah berlaku adalah kerana projek landasan berkembar tajaan UMNO. Buat tuduhan2 liar dan berlakon melawat mangsa. Hakikatnya, Menteri BN sendiri salahkan projek Barisan Nasional terhadap banjir besar ini.

Chor Chee Hong dilaporkan berkata:


Chee Heung, Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, berkata projek landasan keretapi berkembar itu diakui menjadi punca banjir buruk kali ini, terutama kerana pelaksanaannya tidak diseiringkan dengan pelan kecemasan jika bencana seperti banjir berlaku.

Beliau mendedahkan bahawa kepincangan yang dicetuskan oleh projek mega itu, telah menyebabkan air menenggelami sebahagian besar kawasan yang tidak pernah dilanda banjir sebelum ini. Dan termasuk dalam kawasan dimaksudkan beliau ialah taman di mana beliau tinggal kini!


Maka, jangalah Muhyiddin berlakon jadi baik. Hakikatnya, bencana ini adalah hasil kerja tangan kamu sendiri yang kuat memberi projek pada kroni dan UMNOPUTRA.

BERENTI BERLAKON WAHAI MUHYIDDIN. SIAPKAN DUIT BAYAR PAMPASAN

Sepatutnya Kerajaan Barisan kena bayar PAMPASAN di atas segala kerosakan dan kemusnahan.

Bayar pampasan kepada petani kerana musnahnya tanaman mereka, matinya ternakan mereka, hancurnya rumah mereka. Bayar pampasan kepada Kerajaan Negeri kerana kerosakan2 ini menyebabkan pendapatan Kedah semakin berkurangan dalam bentuk bayaran cukai. Bayar pampasan kepada pemilik rumah kerana mereka terpaksa membersihkan serta mengecat rumah mereka semula. Bayar pampasan pada surirumah kerana mereka terpaksa bersusah payah membersihkan rumah mereka. Bayar pampasan kepada pekerja am dan "civil servant" kerana menyebabkan produktiviti mereka menurun.

Semua ini adalah hasil dari polisi UMNO yang suka memberi projek pada Kroni dan UMNOPUTRA

KERAJAAN KEDAH DISARAN SEDIAKAN WANG UNTUK MENYAMAN UMNO DAN KERAJAAN BN

Saman mereka2 ini sampai mereka bangkrap. Pastikan mereka bayar pampasan pada semua mangsa banjir tidak kira sesiapa sahaja.

Inilah masanya para kroni bertanggunjawab ke atas kerja mereka. Bila untung kroni kaut, bila rugi rakyat yang tanggung. Sampai bila nak jadi macam ni??????

BANGUN WAHAI RAKYAT MALAYSIA. TUNTUT HAK KAMU!!!!!!!!

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Kedah belanja RM2 juta bantu mangsa banjir
Ali Hashim

ALOR SETAR, 11 Nov:
Kerajaan Negeri Kedah telah membelanjakan hampir RM2 juta bagi membantu mangsa banjir yang terlibat dalam bencana yang menimpa negeri Kedah baru-baru ini.

Demikian dinyatakan oleh Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak pada sidang media di sini semalam.

Menurut beliau lagi sumbangan bagi mangsa banjir tersebut telah disalurkan melalui Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) bagi penyediaan segala bentuk keperluan seperti makanan dan seumpamanya.

"Selain dari bantuan tersebut, tenaga kerja dan logistik turut disediakan bagi membantu banjir yang berpindah ke tempat perpindahan. Namun begitu bagi mereka yang tidak berpindah kemungkinan bantuan dalam bentuk lain akan dipertimbangkan.

"Sebelum ini adanya dakwaan mangsa banjir yang tidak menerima bantuan datangnya dari mereka yang enggan berpindah ke pusat pemindahan yang telah ditetapkan, " katanya lagi.

Azizan juga berkata, sehingga semalam jumlah mangsa banjir yang telah pulang ke rumah adalah seramai 45,583 mangsa yang terdiri dari 11,840 keluarga.

Manakala seramai 12,185 mangsa yang terdiri dari 3181 keluarga masih lagi ditempatkan di 23 buah pusat pemindahan.

Katanya lagi antara pusat pemindahan yang telah ditutup ialah dalam daerah Padang Terap, Pokok Sena dan Pendang.

(Gambar: Pegawai kanan Urusetia Penerangan Kerajaan Negeri Kedah, Zulkifli Yahya melihat bungkusan yang disiapkan sebelum diserahkan kepada mangsa banjir)

Sementara itu 11 pusat pemindahan di Kubang Pasu dan 12 di Kota Setar masih lagi beroperasi sehingga keadaan dipastikan selamat sebelum mangsa banjir dibenarkan pulang kerumah masing-masing.

Beliau juga menyelar Kerajaan Pusat yang cuba mempolitikkan isu bantuan kepada mangsa banjir apabila mendakwa kerajaan negeri tidak mampu untuk menyalurkan sumbangkan kepada mangsa yang terlibat.

"Sebenarnya kita tidak pernah memohon bantuan dari Kerajaan Pusat bagi membantu mangsa banjir di negeri ini. Kita hanya meminta bantuan dari Perak. Manakala Pulau Pinang dan Selangor pula menawarkan bantuan yang berupakan minuman dan bekalan air bersih.

"Perak menyalurkan bantuan yang berupa logistik, lori tangki serta 120 sukarelawan bagi membantu melicinkan perjalanan membantu mangsa banjir. Kita juga berterima kasih kepada mereka kerana sanggup untuk mengenepikan perbezaan fahaman ideologi demi kemanusiaan, " ujarnya lagi.





Ship up or ship out, Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 06:00 AM PST

By Maclean Patrick

COMMENT People love the underdog. There's something magical about a person who, when down in the dumps, is able to rise above all adversities and win the day.

We remember the tragic Spartacus, the Roman gladiator-turned-revolutionary, who died fighting for a cause. At Spartacus' time and age, he was the villain, the opposition, the counter-government, yet history remembers Spartacus and not the Roman government that defeated and killed him.

Spartacus was the underdog and we cheer him on today.

We remember Mahatma Gandhi, the passive resistance fighter who won the independence of India without bloodshed yet it was his blood that was shed in the end. It is the picture of the small frame man, weaving his own clothes that we remember.

Mahatma Gandhi was the underdog and we marvel at his actions today.

And who can forget the students at Tiananmen Square. The poetic image of the lone stranger standing, plastic bags in hand, in front of a tank, stirs deep emotions for those of us watching from afar. The peaceful sit-down was broken up in a hail of bullets and coordinated violence.

The Chinese students were the underdog and we honour their sacrifice.

All is not fair in politics. The above figures paid the ultimate price to challenge the politics of the day. They fought for their principles, lost and stood defeated. Yet, history records their exploits and the underdog came up tops.

Pakatan Rakyat is the underdog in Malaysian politics – a seemingly unfair playing field where the rules of engagement are determined by the establishment of the day. Victories are few and casualties are plenty.

God-send for BN

It seemed worth the effort to throw support for the underdog, yet when the underdog is reduced to biting spells within its own ranks, the underdog has only itself to blame.

The withdrawal of Zaid Ibrahim from the PKR electoral race and his resignation from all party posts did not go unnoticed for those of us in Sarawak, where the only means of information is via mainstream media; any bad press for Pakatan is ammunition for Barisan Nasional to discredit and tear Pakatan's name in Sarawak.

The withdrawal was a god-send for BN, which was already laying down the rules of engagement for the upcoming state election. The media spin itself was good enough to sway the masses in BN's favour.

How can the people of Sarawak throw their vote behind Pakatan when it cannot even conduct proper voting for its own office-bearers? How can Pakatan promise stability to Sarawak when its own boat is rocking in the water?

The people of Sarawak want change – to breathe fresh air after 30-odd years of living in the confines of a Machiavillian rule. We want to see better government, and less corruption, a more caring establishment that listens to the voices of the normal citizens and takes pride in ratifying the problems we have long endured.

Must the people of Sarawak now remind Pakatan that the struggle for change does not mean squabbling over who gets the top seat at the dinner table? What good is Pakatan at leading the charge for change when it cannot even start off the starting block?

It's the tipping point for Pakatan. What happens in the next few weeks will determine the success or failure during the coming political battle called the general election.

Time Pakatan be serious

For Sarawakians, it means the demise of the only significant challenge to the ruling BN and the chance for change to happen in our lifetime. Are we to endure another term of rule from the current establishment? Only to have Pakatan promise us again that change is coming?

Or will the people of Sarawak choose a path that is non-political?

It is evident that politics will not save Sarawak. Politicians will not save Sarawak. It is the people who will save Sarawak.

We need Spartacus, Mahatma Gandhi and the spirit of the Tiananmen students to lead the charge for change.

Yes, it is a long-withdrawn battle and losing is assured, yet history will record that the lay people put up a stand against an establishment bent on manipulating them for personal gains.

With or without Pakatan, the people of Sarawak will mount an ongoing assault for change. This is the legacy we want to leave our children.

This is something Pakatan needs to understand. It is not that Sarawak needs Pakatan to fight its battle. Pakatan needs Sarawakians. And all we ask is that Pakatan put its act together and come along side us.

It is high time Pakatan brought about a change to the political landscape of Malaysia by beating to a different beat from the BN: show the people that it is capable, mature and can overcome internal bickering and work towards fulfilling all its promises.

 

Barack Obama joins the ranks of the underdogs as someone who rose from the unknown and won the highest seat in government in the United States.

 

For a nation riven with racial issues, having a president of mixed parentage (his mother was white and father African) is unheard of, yet the people's will cannot be denied.

 

In Sarawak, change will happen because the people desire it. And neither the BN nor Pakatan can deny them that.

 

Pakatan, it is time for you to be serious about leading the charge for change.

 

Maclean Patrick is a webmaster based in Sarawak.


Zaid the real puppet-master?

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 06:00 AM PST

By Stephanie Sta Maria

COMMENT Was it ever really about election fraud and malpractices? Or about winning the deputy presidential race? What if from the very day Zaid Ibrahim sailed into PKR it was all about being the top man, both in the party and Putrajaya?

To reach such heights, however, would require that Zaid either secure Anwar Ibrahim's blessings or shove him off the pedestal. Since the former is an obvious write-off, Zaid has set his sights on the latter.

Lest one forgets, Zaid entered PKR with a ready ace tucked in his pocket. Party members welcomed with open arms this rarity of a politician who was willing to trade stature for integrity. For that alone, Zaid snapped up an instant following.

Throughout next few months he quietly played it safe, focusing on establishing and nurturing his niche in the party. Each card that he cast further solidified his stand as a man who championed justice, transparency and principles. It was the perfect backdrop to a country's future leader.

Zaid's first opportunity to drive a wedge into PKR's internal system presented itself in the form of the Hulu Selangor by-election.

Perhaps he volunteered, perhaps he was the chosen one or perhaps he was a reluctant servant of his insistent supporters. Whatever the push factor, his name graced the ballot papers and with that, hints of his true colours gently broke through the surface.

From the campaign flag-off, Zaid was intent on playing by his own rules. Even when he was flayed by the media for not being approachable and affable as his rival P Kamalanathan, he refused to budge from his campaign style. Whatever words of wisdom imparted from his campaign team appeared to fall on deaf ears.

This is me so deal with it, he seemed to say to both his team and the grassroots. This style won him grudging respect but also indicated the future of things to come.

When he lost the the Hulu Selangor battle, he blamed his defeat on election fraud. His supporters meanwhile insinuated that the invisible hand of vice-president Azmin Ali was also involved.

To remove the general, slay his loyal lieutenant first

It is no secret that Zaid and Anwar's closest aide, Azmin, don't see eye-to-eye. This subtle allegation of Azmin sabotaging his by-election campaign was Zaid's first visible dig at Anwar himself. If you want to remove the general, you have to slay his most loyal lieutenant first.

Zaid possibly never cared about the Hulu Selangor seat. With his sights on Putrajaya, winning the constituency would have been an insignificant notch in his career.

In the months superseding the by-election, his voice grew in strength and volume. He continued speaking up for the same issues as before but with a bolder flavour of assertiveness.

Then came the historic PKR direct elections. Zaid couldn't have asked for a better opportunity to lob another Molotov cocktail into Anwar's world.

For a few weeks, he kept PKR leaders and members and the media guessing as to whether he would throw his hat into the number two ring. After a few theatrics he eventually did and gamely played the role of hopeful candidate.

It only took a couple of weeks before Zaid bellowed in protest of alleged fraud that he claimed put Azmin ahead of the three-man race. In a grand show of disgust, he announced his withdrawal from the race while calling for Anwar's resignation and Azmin's disqualification.

But perhaps he didn't make this call in the hope that it would be heeded. In true reverse psychology style, calling for a resignation and disqualification would only make the other party insistent on staying put.

And once Azmin becomes the new deputy president, Zaid would have the platform he needs to highlight the many flaws of the Azmin-Anwar tag team. Yet another small spanner tossed in the PKR works.

His whole performance could very well be a small part of a greater scheme. For what better way to humiliate Anwar than by labelling his party's inaugural direct elections a sham?

What better time to nudge members into questioning whether Anwar has really outlived his reign and whether PKR is truly all about him? Zaid's methods may be crude but his voice echoed the thoughts of many members – and perhaps even leaders – who had long whispered the exact sentiment in their private circles.

What better way to demonstrate his own fight for justice and a better future for the country by trading a coveted future party position and existing positions on the basis of principles?

And what better time to dislodge the first tiny snowball that will eventually morph into an avalanche?

Zaid possibly never wanted to be deputy president of PKR. It would have been an insult to a man who sees himself as a worthy leader of the country.

Zaid is a lawyer. He knows how to make a compelling case. His actions are not erratic and rash but calculated and well-timed. He knows exactly what he is doing and where he is going. It's the rest of us who have to catch up.

If you asked Confucius, he would tell you that Zaid has just taken the first step in his journey of a thousand miles.


Tanah Melayu Di Penang Terhakis Kerana BN - ADUN BN

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 02:37 PM PST

NOTA EDITOR: Bukti terbentang sudah. Yang menghancurkan orang Melayu adalah bangsa Melayu sendiri. Tiada kena mengena dengan bangsa Cina, tiada kena mengena dengan India.

ADUN UMNO dari DUN Pulau Betong mengakui:

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Pulau Betong, Farid Saad (gambar) mengakui kelalaian dan sikap tidak amanah kepimpinan Umno semasa berkuasa menjadi punca tanah orang Melayu makin berkurangan di Pulau Pinang.


Kalau orang kata taukeh Cina suka beri rasuah, kita kena soal kenapa orang Melayu tu sanggup terima rasuah. Kalau kita kata dadah merosakkan orang Melayu, kita kena soal bagaimana perkara ini berlaku dalam keadaan Polis Di Raja Malaysia dikuasai oleh bangsa Melayu. Kalau kita kata orang Melayu dilanda masaalah buang bayi, kita juga kena soal mengapa perkara ini berlaku dalam keadaan Kementrian Pendidikan dan Majlis2 Agama ISlam semuanya di bawah penguasaan orang Melayu.

Kalau kita persoalkan mengapa orang Melayu ramai tidak berjaya dalam perniagaan, kita juga kena persoalkan mengapa jadi begitu sedangkan Kementrian Kewangan dan bank2 di Malaysia dikuasai orang Melayu?

Cuba berhenti salahkan bangsa lain, cuba kita perbetulkan apa yang tidak betul dengan bangsa kita.

Kempen menyalahkan Cina dan DAP ini adalah propaganda UMNO demi menyelamatkan hayat politik UMNO yang semakin uzur dan tua ini.

Wallahualam

Tulang Besi

Adun BN akui Umno punca tanah Melayu terhakis
Mohd Sabri Said

JELUTONG, 11 Nov:
Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Pulau Betong, Farid Saad (gambar) mengakui kelalaian dan sikap tidak amanah kepimpinan Umno semasa berkuasa menjadi punca tanah orang Melayu makin berkurangan di Pulau Pinang.

Justeru itu, beliau sebagai generasi muda dalam Umno mahu membaikinya sekaligus memastikan lain-lain tanah yang masih dimiliki orang Melayu tidak diambil untuk pembangunan yang tidak terancang.

"Sebagai generasi muda dalam Umno, saya rasa ia perlu diperbetulkan apakah kesilapan lalu supaya tidak terus menjadi persoalan siapakah pengkhianat sebenarnya," ujarnya pada Debat Perdana Pengkisahan Tanah Melayu di Pulau Pinang: Apakah Jalan Penyelesaian di Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang Pulau Pinang, di sini malam tadi.

Justeru, beliau mahu melupakan kisah lama yang ditinggalkan oleh generasi lama Umno yang nyata gagal menyelamatkan kedudukan tanah tersebut.

Dengan niat ikhlas, beliau mengajak semua parti politik Melayu dan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Melayu agar duduk semeja berbincang bagaimana cara terbaik menyelamatkannya.

"Soal parti terpulang pada rakyat. Saya tidak menghalang orang Melayu mahu memilih perjuangan mana yang mereka hendak kerana yang penting ialah ia jaga tanah masyarakat Melayu," kata beliau.

Program anjuran Yayasan Bina Ilmu itu membariskan Presiden Teras Pengupayaan Melayu (Teras), Azmi Abdul Hamid, Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar, Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa dan Presiden Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Pemenang), Datuk Seri Yusoff Latif sebagai ahli panel.


YES ZAID THE UTUSAN’S TROJAN HORSE Jealousy and intrigue are ZAID’S companions of ambition

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:55 PM PST

Jealousy and intrigue are companions of ambition
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Party democracy is in danger of subversion by a self-confident,aggressive, articulate, patriotic and well-meaning force Zaid to set up 'Keadilan Baru' if sacked Zaid said he was not about to pension himself off from party politics as his goal is to seek a long-term political transformation.Beleaguered former Federal Territories PKR chairperson Zaid Ibrahim revealed that he would set up 'Keadilan Baru' in the event that he is sacked from the party following his fall-out with party supremo Anwar Ibrahim and vice-president Azmin Ali..if dancing has been described as the vertical expression of a horizontal desire, then there is a similar divergence between position and intention in politics. Subtle histrionics mix basic instinct with populist promise; rhetoric carries the message. The voter plays along, suspending disbelief en route to a polling booth So why should they be considered a potential hidden danger? Their assets dominate contemporary business, media and politics; their liabilities are buried in a general reluctance to see beyond their celebrity status. Politicians have always been celebrated, and rightly so; if you are in public life, you will be under public scrutiny. But they have not been celebrities. The difference is being squeezed by a squeal culture that is another dominant trait of a substantial and growing elite.

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Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

Amid growing calls for swift and tough action against recalcitrant PKR member Zaid Ibrahim, party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail reminded it was important to show Malaysians that democracy must be upheld especially during trying times.

She invited the media to cover the PKR historic direct election and gauge for themselves if the vote-rigging and bias accusations made by Zaid and his camp were true. 

"Firstly we uphold democracy in the party. Therefore, Datuk Zaid can go around the country as he wishes for reasons known to himself. The central election committee is independent to overview whole process and full power has always been given to them to make decisions without limited time frame. The press has been invited to cover the election of the national leadership and they can see for themselves our processes," Wan Azizah told Malaysia Chronicle.

Keadilan Baru!

PKR and Pakatan leaders who have demanded Zaid's sacking were in two minds about Azizah's patience. While they appreciated the fact the party polls were still ongoing, and would continue for another two weekends, they worried Zaid might take advantage of the time to further back-stab them.

Few have doubts that Zaid will eventually leave PKR once he has inflicted as much damage as he can. They also warned Azizah that he would probably use the next two weeks to "korek" or dig away as many party members as he can to the new party he is believed to be forming.

"PKR does not belong to an individual but to its 400,000-odd members. Zaid is an individualist out to destroy the hopes and aspirations of Malaysians seeking true changes and reform. By now, many of his early supporters are already wary of him and his loose-canon style and out-of-control behavior. He has betrayed the very people who supported him and they are now not only fearful but greatly disappointed," Ronnie Klassen, communications director of Sabah PKR, told Malaysia Chronicle.

Many believe it was the Sabah divisions – whom Zaid had pinned huge hopes on – that was the last straw for the former Umno leader. Instead of backing him despite his prolonged efforts to lobby for their votes, the majority of Sabah members threw their support behind vice president Azmin Ali, Zaid's main contestant for the deputy presidential contest.

Zaid has also accused PKR adviser and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim of helping Azmin. Despite Zaid's repeated allegations of vote-rigging and biasness, he has himself failed to furnish proof to the central election committee.

"We are all fuming, he is holding our party ransom. Already, his supporters are spreading word of a Keadilan Baru just like Umno Baru! Can you imagine this sort of turncoat-type mentality – it is beyond my comprehension. But I guess like Azizah has advised, we have to be patient until the party election is over. It is the principles that count and have to be defended," said Ronnie.

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Makan nasi ayam bersama makcik2 di sana

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 06:58 AM PST

ZAID IBRAHIM HAS GONE TOO FAR!

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 05:53 AM PST

By the Administrastor

Dato Zaid Ibrahim, the contestant for the Deputy President post of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, has announced that he has pulled out from the contest and resigned from all party posts, hours later only after realising that his winning chips in Sabah has failed to deliver what he calculated earlier.

Lately, the Party announced te removal of Zaid's name from he ballot papers by accepting his withdrawal.

Some said if he had opted to contest for theVice-president post, he could have won easily, granting that he is only in Keadilan for less than 2 years.

But that is Zaid, some believed.

Zaid quoted irregularities of the on-going election of he party's central leadership without good checking as a reason for withdrawing from the race.

Last night, at a Ceramah in Kedah, he even went further to say that he will quit Keadilan to form a 'Kelantan Baru' or a new party to carry out his political struggle if he is sacked. And before that he already suggested Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali to step down from the party for have 'personal problems' and 'problems' respectively.

Zaid spoke as if he has no such problems at all.

Zaid was roped in to the party's fold by none other than Anwar Ibrahim, the de facto leader of Keadilan, who earned that title when he was in the goal by way of a unanimous resolution in the party Congress.

Zaid has even attracted the UMNO No.2 Tan Sri Muyiddin's comment that he is 'finally awaken now', as if he has been politicaly unconscious.

Zaid was made the Pakatan Rakyat's General Co-ordinator as personally proposed by Anwar. He was als entrusted to have drafted the coalition's constitution which is awaiting registration by the BN government. He earned the respect when he criticised hew infamous Internal Security Act (ISA) when he was a Cabinet Minister under Pak Lah. He stepped down from office, setting the first precedent on ground of principle, and was finally sacked by UMNO.

Zaid may lose his credential if he joins the choir of the 6 so-called 'Independent MP's' who quit Keadilan earlier, though he is not qualified as an MP as when he was offered a chance to contest in Hulu Selangor as a Keadilan candidate earlier this year, he missed the boat.

 When Zaid started to crtitise on the 'soft leadership' of Dato Seri Dr. Wan Azizah shortly before the party nomination, and hinted he may even take on her as the Party President, he already betrayed a sign of disrespect and diloyalty to the Party's de facto leader who had paved the way for his surprising elevation in party position and entrusted him with a rather great task.

Zaid has defintely gone too far, and sadly to say, a way of no return, it seems.


Jawapan Menteri tentang soalan saya di Parlimen–mengenai kontrak sosial

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 06:18 AM PST

Berkenaan dengan soalan sama ada kontrak sosial yang wujud ketika merdeka diiktiraf
oleh kerajaan sebagai satu kontrak rasmi, dimaklumkan bahawa istilah "kontrak
sosial" merupakan satu konsep yang bersifat politik. Di Malaysia, terma "kontrak
sosial" membawa erti bahawa ia adalah hasil daripada kompromi antara etnik Melayu, Cina
dan India mengenai hak bersama dan masing-masing, kedudukan istimewa dan
persetujuan di antara raja-raja melayu dengan British bagi mewujudkan suatu kerajaan
dengan sistem demokrasi, beraja, bersekutu(federal) serta tidak teokratik.

Kontrak sosial tersebut telah diterjemahkan ke dalam peruntukan-peruntukan
Perlembagaan Persekutuan yg merupakan undang-undang utama negara. Justeru,
kontrak sosial tersebut merupakan suatu kontrak rasmi yang mengikat dan perlu
dipatuhi oleh rakyat.

Untuk makluman yg berhormat, draf Perlembagaan Persekutuan telah digubal oleh
Suruhanjaya Reid berdasarkan beberapa siri pendengaran awam di seluruh negara
dan maklumat yang diterima daripada pelbagai persatuan dan orang perseorangan yang
terdiri daripada pelbagai kaum di Malaysia.

Draf perlembagaan persekutuan tersebut dikemukakan kepada Her Majesty the Queen dan
majlis Raja-raja Melayu pada 21 februari 1957. Sejurus itu satu Working Party
telah ditubuhkan di Persekutuan bagi mengkaji draf Perlembagaan yang digubal oleh
Suruhanjaya Reid tersebut. Kemudian, working party tersebut (melalui white
paper) telah mengemukakan beberapa cadangan pindaan dibuat terhadap draf
perlembagaan tersebut kepada Majlis Raja-Raja dan Federal Executive Council.
Cadangan pindaan yang dibuat melalui White Paper antara lainnya memasukkan
peruntukan mengenai tanggungjawab Yang Dipertuan Agong bagi melindungi kedudukan
istimewa orang melayu di bawah Perkara 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

Untuk makluman Yang Berhormat, Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang ada kini adalah hasil
draf Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang dibuat oleh Suruhanjaya Reid dan beberapa
peruntukan yang dipinda melalui White Paper seperti yang dinyatakan di atas.

Berdasarkan beberapa siri rundingan yg berlangsung dalam menggubal Perlembagaan
Persekutuan, perkara-perkara seperti kedudukan Islam sebagai agama persekutuan,
pemeliharaan tanah rizab melayu, kedudukan Raja-raja Melayu dan adat resam serta
pengagihan jawatan dalam kerajaan telah dimasukkan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan
berkenaan. Bahasa Melayu juga telah dipersetujui sebagai bahasa kebangsaan manakala kaum
Cina dan India masih boleh menggunakan bahasa masing-masing sebagai perantara
komunikasi tidak rasmi.

Pemimpin Cina dan India juga menuntut agar kewarganegaraan yang diberikan menjadi
suatu hak yang tidak boleh dibatalkan(could not be annulled). Mereka juga menuntut
supaya mereka boleh mengekalkan bahasa, agama dan budaya dan sebagai
warganegara, mereka menuntut supaya mempunyai hak yang sama dari segi politik
warganegara yang lain.

Semua persetujuan ini dinyatakan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Bagi setiap perkara
yang diberikan kepada kaum Melayu terdapat juga peruntukan yang diberikan kepada kaum
bukan melayu

Seperti yang dijelaskan sebelum ini, selepas Rukun Negara diisytiharkan, kerajaan
telah mengambil langkah meminda Perlembagaan Persekutuan melalui Akta Perlembagaan
(pindaan) 1971 [Akta A30]. Akta A30 antara lainnya telah memasukkan Fasal (4)
Perkara 10 ke dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan bagi mengenakan sekatan kepada semua orang
drp Perlembagaan Persekutuan bagi mengenakan sekatan kepada semua orang daripada
mempersoalkan keistimewaan yang diberikan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan demi
menjamin keamanan dan keselamatan Persekutuan. Fasal (4) Perkara 10 ini juga
dimasukkan untuk mengingatkan kepada semua rakyat di Malaysia supaya tidak
mempertikaikan terma kontrak sosial yang dipersetujui sebelum merdeka.

Seterusnya Mahkamah juga telah mengesahkan kedudukan kontrak sosial ini seperti
dalam kes Mark Koding v Public Prosecutor (1982) 2 MLJ 120. Dalam kes tersebut,
Mahkamah Agung telah menjelaskan bahawa terma kontrak sosial yang diperuntukkan dalam
Perlembagaan Persekutuan tidak boleh dipertikaikan demi menjamin keamanan
negara.


Gambar bilik air di Kg Melayu, Bintulu

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 05:42 AM PST

Tulang Besi Akan Bertolak ke Mekah Besok

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 05:08 AM PST

Alhamdulillah, Tulang Besi telah selamat sampai ke Saudi Arabia. Tulang Besi telah pun menerima banyak permintaan untuk doa di Padang Arafah termasuk dari seorang pembaca yang bukan beragama Islam.

Inshaalah, hajat saudara/sekelian akan saya tunaikan.Sekiranya masih ada yang mahu mengirim doa, sila email kepada TUlang Besi dengan kadar segera. Rasanya, hanya sampai besok sahaja, Tulang Besi masih mampu mendapat aksess internetan. Selepas itu, Tulang Besi akan memulakan ibadah haji dan biasanya "coverage" akan menjadi "congested". Nak telefon pun susah inikan pula hendak berinternetan.


Inshaalah, doakan kesejahteraan Tulang Besi sewaktu menjalankan ibadah haji ini.

Wassalam.

ps mungkin untuk seminggu ini tiada update dalam blog Tulang Besi


“From Caning Son to Father’s Issue..??”

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 05:05 AM PST

An old schoolmate from overseas called me and said,"What is really happening in Malaysia now? In our younger schooldays we used to eat together from different religious backgrounds in school canteens and there are no segregation. Are we going backwards or what? Next they will be HALAL Canteen Certificates  i presume for schools? Is it because of politics and the little napoleans that our children are now suffering the religious and disharmony that is in our schools? Its rather unfortunate and this has got to stop.

Do something was his final message. Can we..??

We have covered it in detail and there was also an apology from the senior assistant of St. Thomas' Primary School, Iskander Fadeli. The full article can be read here .

Our earlier article :-http://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/caninga-public-outcry/. However that is not the question now. It is getting political and the can of worms might just start creeping out.

Now Independent MP Zulkifli Noordin wants the Home Ministry to investigate Beginda Minda @ Noor Azman, whose 10-year-old son was caned for bringing pork to a school in Sarawak, whom he now claims has dual identities – that of a Muslim and a non-Muslim. The full article can be read HERE…

audie61 called up Beginda Minda at 9.31am this morning and we needed him to clear a few grey areas. He said that the documents are with him and a certain Datuk Misnu from Majlis Islam Sarawak was the signatory in his letter. He even sms later at 10.01am ,"Yes 100 PERCENT BRO"

We honestly thought that events have overtaken us and did not want to pursue this matter until my schoolmate called 19.49 pm. This is something which each and everyone of us can play a part by telling the person next to us that we live in a multiracial,multiethnic,multi religious country and we must not compromise the PEACE and SECURITY of our country.

We are born here and we must TAKE CARE OF MALAYSIA. Religious extremism and fanatism must not rear its uglyhead or else this country will go to the DUMPS.

ITS UP TO YOU AND ME NOW…



What are Utusan Malaysia writers up to???

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 04:41 AM PST


Malay language daily Utusan Malaysia described the 1969 May 13 racial riots as a 'sacred day' for Malaysia.

The daily's deputy editor-in-chief Zaini Hassan (below) described the riots as a blessing in disguise in his weekly column. He also warned DAP to recognise the significance of that day.

Otherwise "wealthy businesses and the professional classes would be controlled by one race only," he wrote.

THIS IS UMNO CONTROLLED NEWSPAPER!

Will Home ministry come after them for printing such bullshit?!?!
Are MCA Gerakan or MIC doing anything about this?!?!

Do you need anymore reason to vote against Barisan National?!?!?
DAMN!


PERKASA bantah kakitangan rasis digantung tugas

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 04:15 AM PST

Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (PERKASA) membantah tindakan kerajaan menggantung tugas seorang pengetua di Kulai Jaya, Johor dan timbalan pengarah Biro Tata Negara (BTN) yang didakwa mengeluarkan kenyataan yang berbaur rasis. Sehubungan itu, naib presiden PERKASA, Zubir Harun mendesak kerajaan supaya mengkaji semula tindakan tersebut. "Yang membuat keptusan adalah ahli jawatankuasa displin dan ia lebih kepada keputusan pentadbiran atau pengurusan.
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Defense Minister, UMNO Leader Shoots himself in the foot!

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 04:32 AM PST

The Defense Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that one of the possible reasons for the low intake of non-Malays in the armed forces is that their "patriotism spirit is not high enough"!!!

If that is the case he should then asked WHY!??!

Why are non-Malays not patriotic to Malaysia?!?!
Is it because we they are treated like second class citizen?!?
Is it because the ruling UMNO party once in a while ask them to return to India and China?!?
Is it because of Biro TataNegara??

Let me say it as it is! These are reasons most, if not all Malaysian know but either do not want to admit it or are acting dumb!

Reasons why non-Malays don't join the armed forces!
1. Bias!!! We are know that in govt services which ethnic and religious background get to moved up the ranks first!
2. Corruption! We know that if you don't get with the corrupt programme you will be sideline and may even be place in the line of fire!!!
3. Pay is not high enough for the non-Malays (as they might have better opportunities outside the armed forces)
4.Damn Lousy publicity and recruitement drive!!! I wanted to joined the army once when I was a kid! (Thanks to GI Joe!) But I had no idea how to joined the army! I still don't know how to joined the army!

How many people know how to join the army and what are the benefits and career pathway for joining the army?!?!?

There dumb ass minister! Those are the real reason why non-Malays don't join the army!!!

Now stop shooting yourself in the foot!!
You are making me worried for our national defense if this is the brains behind out armed forces!!
God HELP US!!!


MP demands RM10 pay cut for defence minister

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:53 AM PST

A motion has been filed in the Dewan Rakyat for Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's salary to be deducted by RM10 over his claim that non-Malays shun a military career because they lacked patriotism. "Ahmad Zahid's insensitive and baseless remarks in Parliament have hurt the feelings of non-Malays," said M Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) (left), who filed the motion. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Benarkah Berlaku Penyelewengan Di Dalam Pemilihan Keadilan

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:52 AM PST

Sekarang ini zaman internet, zaman teknologi informasi, zaman perakam suara dalam telefon, zaman kamera dalam handfone, zaman blog, zaman Photobucket, zaman 4Shared Folder, zaman MP3 recorder dan sebagainya.

Ertinya, zaman ini JAUH lebih sukar untuk menutup penipuan dan penyelewengan berbanding dengan "yang telah telah" (kata orang Kedah).

Arakian, kalau benar ada penyelewengan dan penipuan dalam pemilihan PKR seperti yang didakwa oleh Zaid Ibrahim dan Haris Ibrahim (adik beradik ke?), maka saya memohon dengan segala hormatnya untuk mereka mem"publish" bukti tersebut di dalam blog2 mereka untuk ditonton oleh khalayak ramai.

Kalau pihak kepimpinan PKR tidak mahu mengambil kira bukti2 tersebut, biar mahkahmah rakyat yang menentukannya.

Apa yang saya benci adalah Zaid Ibrahim dan Haris Ibrahim menghentam kepimpinan PKR kononnya mereka menipu dan berbohong, tapi SATU HABUK bukti pun kita tidak lihat.

Tak perlu memarahi Anwar, Azmin, Gobala dsbnya. Rakyat Malaysia yang menyokong PKR dan PAS dan DAP bukan bodoh. Kalau kami bodoh, kami akan sokong UMNO.

Tak perlu maki Anwar dan Saifuddin. Cukup dengan kamu membawa bukti yang jelas berlakunya penyelewengan yang dahsyat seperti yang kamu dakwa itu.

Dari kenyataan awal kamu, seolah-olah penyelewengan pemilihan PKR ini laksana pilihanraya umum di Mesir, di mana penyelewengan berlaku depan mata. Tapi, kalau begitu dahsyat dan sadisnya penipuan dalam pemilihan Keadilan, mengapa tiada satu bukti pun yang dipertontonkan kepada khalayak umum.

Para wartawan dari akhbar alternatif juga mengikuti perkembangan pemilihan PKR secara rapat. Namun, tiada satu pun akhbar tersebut melaporkan penyelewengan yang begitu sadis berlaku seperti yang di dakwa oleh kedua-dua anak ibrahim ini.

Jangan kita menang sorak, kampung tergadai. Kalau sayang perjuangan, lebih baik kita menerima kekalahan dengan hati terbuka dan teruskan perjuangan kamu.

Sedih saya melihat gelagat mereka yang tidak mahu menerima kekalahan seperti ini.

Saya tak nafi ada kelemahan dalam perjalanan pemilihan PKR tersebut. Itu semua orang maklum. Namun, berlaku penyelewengan dan tipu undi? Susah saya nak percaya.

Anyways, saya menunggu bukti untuk dikemukakan oleh kedua-dua anak Ibrahim ini.

Terima Kasih

Tulang Besi


Kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang Didesak Jelas Tujuan Surat Senarai Kontraktor Umno

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:07 AM PST

GEORGE TOWN, 11 Nov (Bernama) — Kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang diminta menjelaskan tujuan sepucuk surat menyenaraikan kontraktor yang ada hubung kait dengan Umno Pulau Pinang dan dihantar kepada semua ketua-ketua jabatan kerajaan negeri.

Shahbudin Yahaya (BN-Permatang Berangan) yang bersama-sama dengan sembilan Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) BN yang bertindak keluar dewan hari ini, berkata surat bertarikh 27 Oktober dari Pejabat Ketua Menteri itu telah ditanda tangani oleh setiausaha sulit kanannya.

"Sekiranya kerajaan negeri tidak menyenarai hitamkan kontraktor-kontraktor yang ada hubungan dengan Umno ini, mengapa senarai itu dihantar kepada semua ketua-ketua jabatan," katanya kepada pemberita di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata untuk kerajaan negeri pimpinan DAP ini menunjukkan mereka betul-betul Cekap, Akauntabiliti dan Telus (CAT), mereka mesti memberikan projek kepada syarikat yang disenarai dalam surat.

Dalam surat itu, 46 syarikat kontraktor dikesan dan didakwa mempunyai hubung kait dengan Umno.

Sementara itu, Shahbudin berkata salah seorang penyokong demonstrasi mengoncang pintu pagar pada Selasa lalu itu adalah anggota PAS dan bukannya anggota Umno seperti yang dituduh oleh ADUN Seri Delima R.S.N Rayer.

Menurutnya, orang yang bernama Ariff Ibrahim yang mengaku dirinya sebagai anggota PAS telah mengoncang pintu pagar Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang ketika demonstrasi minggu lalu.

Beliau berkata Rayer telah mengelar orang yang mengoncang pintu pagar itu sebagai seekor monyet Umno tetapi rupa-rupanya itu adalah anggota PAS.

"Itu bukan monyet Umno, itu monyet PAS kerana Ariff telah mengaku kepada sebuah surat khabar tempatan baru-baru ini bahawa beliau adalah ahli dari parti PAS," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, beliau berharap Rayer dapat meminta maaf kepada semua anggota Umno kerana membuat tuduhan palsu.


Bigger split in PKR?

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:03 AM PST

KUALA LUMPUR: Several disenchanted leaders of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, who may well be acting in tandem, went into an unprecedented defiance mode yesterday.Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has gone on a road tour to explain his call for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to cease leading the party, his resignation from party posts and withdrawal from the race for the deputy presidency.

He made a stopover in Sungai Petani last night and will be in his hometown, Kota Baru, later today.

In a hint of the magnitude of undercurrents in the party, Nurul Izzah, Anwar's daughter, said Zaid's withdrawal and move to quit party posts was a big loss to PKR.

Mustaffa Kamil Ayub, who had threatened to also drop out of the contest, has meanwhile gathered the signatures of 24 divisional leaders calling for fresh elections.

As hints of a bigger-than-anticipated split in PKR surfaced, 100 young party members had at press time gathered at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Badrul Hisham Shaharin, in a tight race for the leadership of Angkatan Muda Keadilan (PKR's Youth wing), was expected to make a major announcement at the event called Rapat Anak Muda (Youth solidarity).

Badrul, known as Chegubard, is aligned to Zaid. He described the goings-on in the party as "not right". While political analysts were asking last night if in PKR surfaced, 213 young party members gathered at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall last night.

Badrul Hisham Shaharin, in a tight race for the leadership of Angkatan Muda Keadilan (PKR's Youth wing), presided over the Rapat Anak Muda (youth solidarity).

He said Fauzi had been appointed as a mediator to bring six resolutions to the attention of the president, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, in the next 24 hours.

"An announcement will be made by Fauzi within 24 hours on the next decision with regards to the elections," Badrul said.

Badrul, known as Chegubard, is aligned to Zaid. He described the goings-on in the party as "not right", arguing that the young had to step in to right the wrongs inflicted on the party by the seniors.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, a candidate for one of the vice-president's slots, attended the meeting and was eager to maintain the official party line when she spoke to reporters. Party officials were giving varied interpretations of this turn
of events. One leader said this was "an exercise in crisis management".

Another put on a brave front, saying this was a"maturing process". The party's Central Election Committee (CEC) and political bureau met last night, among others, to discuss a memorandum submitted by Mustaffa demanding the postponement of the elections.

The memorandum was handed to Dr Wan Azizah and CEC chairman Dr Molly Cheah at the party headquarters on Tuesday.

"The outcome of the first meeting of the CEC will be considered by the political bureau meeting tonight, chaired by the president," Cheah said.

When contacted, Mustaffa said Dr Wan Azizah and Cheah had promised to seriously look into the matter.

"I was told that the issue would be discussed today (yesterday)but I do not  know who will be involved in the discussions."

On Monday, Mustaffa had urged that the elections be postponed until the party had completed investigations into alleged electoral fraud and revamped the election committee.

His demands came after Zaid announced his pull-out from the deputy presidency contest and resigned all his party posts. Mustaffa had given the CEC 48 hours to find solutions or he might also be forced to withdraw from the race. That period ends late today.

"I will announce my decision by Friday morning." Azmin, who is a vice-president, is currently leading the race with 6,467 votes, followed by Zaid with 3,988 and Mustaffa with 1,215.


Tourism 'missions': Answers wanted, cover-up feared

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 03:36 AM PST

Oppositions parliamentarians today reiterated their call for firm answers from Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen on the actual cost of her tourism 'missions' and a report of the missions' effectiveness amidst fears of attempts to 'manipulate or 'massage' the figures to cover up questionable expenses. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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Hindu coalition protest against Finas Deepavali ad

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:05 AM PST

The Hindu Defence Forum (Hindfrom), a coalition of 30 Hindu NGOs, today lodged a police report and handed a memorandum of protest against the airing of a Deepavali advertisement produced by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas).The police report was lodged by about a dozen representatives at the Bukit Jalil police station against Finas and broadcast stations Astro and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) that carried the 30-second clip. According to the report, the advertisement, which tells the story of a mixed-marriage couple where the husband has converted from Hindusim to Islam, is seditious and goes against the 1Malaysia concept. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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