Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prrof Khoo Kay Kim Speaks Sense.......

Prrof Khoo Kay Kim Speaks Sense.......


Prrof Khoo Kay Kim Speaks Sense.......

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 03:14 PM PST

BUT the other wan is an IDIOT, not playing the role of academic but revealed as an UMNO Stooge!

November 30, 2010 22:41 PM
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Malay Supremacy Not Mentioned In Constitution, Says History Expert


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- The terminology "Ketuanan Melayu" or Malay Supremacy need not be debated because it does not exist in the country's constitution, said history expert, Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim.

He said that from the historical aspect, only the Rulers' Supremacy was stated in the constitution where the people must show their loyalty to the Rulers.

"In the past, 'Malay Supremacy' was never mentioned within the Malay community. In history, such things are incorrect. What is stated in the constitution is only the Rulers' Supremacy, where you show loyalty to the state where you reside in.

"The Malays obtained the special privileges because they are the subjects of the Ruler. The position of the Malays is given special consideration and need not be disputed," he said when contacted by Bernama, here Tuesday night.

He was asked to comment on the statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on the Malay Supremacy in her policy speech at the 7th National Congress of the party on Sunday.

Dr Wan Azizah called for the abolition of the concept of Malay Supremacy to enable Malaysian children to grown up with the vision of a 'race of integrity' or 'Malay of Integrity'.

Khoo said the terminology 'Malay Supremacy' was only raised by politicians purely for political purposes, and he observed that politicians were now frequently raising issues that could lead to racial confrontations.

"Politicians should focus on their services to the public, helping the people. They should not encourage the people to quarrel," he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin shared Khoo's opinion that the term Malay Supremacy was coined by politicians in portraying the political and economic position of the Malays.

Questioning Dr Wan Azizah's motive in raising the issue, he said the statement by the wife of PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was merely a political gimmick and purely to cover up the crisis faced by the party currently.

"I don't know why the issue was raised. What I notice is "Anwar's Supremacy" in the PKR. It is Anwar's Supremacy that must be abolished. The Malay Supremacy is merely to demolish Anwar's Supremacy. In my opinion, the concept (Malay Supremacy) does not exist," he said.

He said Dr Wan Azizah should re-examine what was meant by the term supremacy and should not question the special privileges of the Malays which had been enshrined ever since the era of the Malay Sultanate.

Shamsul Amri said that looking from the economic aspect, the Chinese community dominated 70 per cent of the economy while the Malays had only 30 per cent and there was no such thing as the Malays dominating in all aspects.

"If we look at it, the 70 per cent should be the supreme group. So, what does the Malay Supremacy show? What does supremacy mean? She (Dr Wan Azizah) herself is not clear on the meaning of supremacy," he said.

Dr Shamsul Amri said politicians should be thinking about issues that were relevant for discussion instead of raising issues that could bring about negative developments between the races.

DESIDERATA:

At least Prof Khoo showed he is capable of intelligent analysis and stuck to the topic.

The other guy -- SHAMsul izzit? showed his inclination towards bodekism. Since the topic under scrutiny was "Malay supremacy", can't a socalled academic stick to the subject? And don't veer off tangent to "carry UMNO balls" by bringing in Anwar's supremacy!

And he continues with "humbug" claim of NEP's target of th Malay equity being still at "30 percent", even then his figure differed from UMNOputras' stubbornly touted for the past decade at 19precent! CPI chief Dr Lim Teck Ghee had in a well-presented study claimed the Bumiputra equity share had in fact far surpassed the 30percent target, that in fact it was then closer to 45 percent (the studies were done a few years ago when Dr Lim was still at ASLI)!

BUT it's no point arguing with ostriches with head in the sand; or izzit Katak dibawah tempurung? Or as Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the framer of the grand NEP -- New Economic Policy or Never Ending Policy, your choice! -- puts it, forever depending on the crutches to survive. Some having become millionaires, still wearing a pauper's smile asking for more! Ibrahim Ali, bring on your goony squad --PERKASA indeed!


Ketuanan Melayu: A case for UN Security Council to consider?

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:14 AM PST

By Joe Fernandez

COMMENT The name-calling has started again over that neo-Nazi ideology called Ketuanan Melayu. Perkasa, the extreme Malay right-wing movement, is firing on all cylinders against PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for her take over the weekend on Umno's "Ketuanan Melayuism".

Congratulations to her for taking the bull by the horns in recognition of the stark reality that the urban Malays in particular accept that Ketuanan Melayuism is an elaborate cover for the ruling elite to raid the public treasury and the banks at will.

Media pictures of Perkasa leaders – many looking more Indian than Malay – vividly depict the fury on their faces, their eyes flashing as if possessed by demons on the loose.

Patently, it's a sheer waste of time to engage with Umno poodle Perkasa or like-minded racists on their sick version of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution and the unwritten 1957 social contract, which allowed political dominance for the Malays to compensate for Chinese economic dominance.

The rhetoric, polemics and endless debates on Ketuanan Melayuism will be a dead ender and a contradiction in terms considering the mountains of sanctimonious pontification on the 1Malaysia concept.

The time has come to bring the Ketuanan Melayu issue to the United Nations Security Council. The world body must consider whether Malaysia is following in the footsteps of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Apartheid regime of South Africa.

Some years ago, the UN put India on notice that it must end the caste system. The Security Council even invoked the spectre of economic sanctions against it after intensive lobbying by social activists.

Ketuanan Melayuism is no different from a caste system in that it benefits a handful of leeches, parasites, bloodsuckers at the expense of the overwhelming majority through institutionalised racism. Furthermore, there are shades of Nazism, Fascism and Apartheid in Ketuanan Melayuism.

An inconvenient truth

The Umno government will not be able to explain at the UN Security Council why it has not abolished Article 153 but has instead even extended it outside its four limited areas, applying it to every aspect of life in Malaysia in a deviant, distorted form. In addition, the second prong of Article 153, which covers the legitimate aspirations of the non-Malay communities, has been ignored by Umno as an inconvenient truth.

To complete the living nightmare, the New Economic Policy (1970-1990) has been applied selectively throughout the country and institutionalised to circumvent its 20-year shelf life. This has seen, among others, the emergence of the Licence Raj, which reserves permits, quotas, concessions, licences and the like for certain people only. In short, it's a licence for them to print money in perpetuity.

We can see the sickness that is Ketuanan Melayu from any number of angles.

Education is one field that has deeply divided the country and polarised it as never before.

Peninsular Malaysian law graduates from foreign universities are not allowed to practise their profession in the country unless they pass the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination conducted by the government.

Of the nearly 2,000 law graduates who sit for the examination every year, only 10% get the right to practise. This 10% is subject to a racial quota that remains a state secret. The unfortunate majority have to repeat the CLP, as many as 10 times or more, before they get a chance to make it, if at all. Not all have the patience to run the gauntlet; they give up after two or three attempts, depressed, traumatised and suicidal.

Subjecting a critical discipline like law to a racial quota is the height of idiocy and a refinement of Ketuanan Melayuism to a degree that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.

Medicine, another critical discipline, has likewise been taken over by the Ketuanan Melayuists. A strict racial quota regulates entry into government-owned universities for medicine. Even getting there for a shot at a medical seat is easier said than done since the race-based marking system for government-run public examinations is a closely guarded state secret.

Tip of the iceberg

There's no escaping the government even if one attempts to get a medical degree at a foreign universities. Many foreign universities with an unusually high number of Malaysian students of Indian-origin vis-à-vis the Malays have had the recognition of their medical degrees withdrawn. This happened to the medical degrees awarded by the Crimea State University in the Ukraine after a visit by the then prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Like the CLP students, medical graduates who return to Malaysia with unrecognised degrees have to run the gauntlet before they can win recognition for their qualifications.

This is just the tip of the iceberg in education.

There is no 1Malaysia in administering pre-university examinations. Malay students take the easier matriculation route to enter universities while their non-Malay counterparts are bogged down by the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), which Wikipedia describes as the most difficult pre-university examination in the world. Yet, the matriculation and the STPM are considered as equal in standard.

Not even one of the vice-chancellors of the 20-odd state-owned universities is non-Malay.

It's the same situation in the civil service, which is 90% dominated by one community, as is the teaching service, the police and armed forces, the judiciary, the governrment-linked companies, and the diplomatic and foreign service, among others.

In keeping with Ketuanan Melayuism, proxies of the ruling elite run Sabah and Sarawak.

In Sabah, in particular, the influx of illegal immigrants continues and they have overtaken the locals in numbers, resulting in the latter's virtual disenfranchisement. Of the 3.2 million people in Sabah in 2005, 1.7 million were illegal immigrants. About 600,000 of them have acquired MyKads via the backdoor and been placed on the electoral rolls, according to Suhakam annual reports.

The federal civil service in Sabah and Sarawak has not been Borneonised, as pledged in the 1963 Malaysia Agreement. Instead, the Ketuanan Melayuists stepped into the vacuum created by the departing British colonial civil servants and continue to hog almost all posts.

It would be interesting to hear what the UN Security Council has to say about the manner in which Umno has been running the country since 1957. There is even a case to be taken up, as a class action suit, at the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

 


Gunslinger shooting off same old drivel

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:07 AM PST

By Maclean Patrick.

COMMENT Knowing everything under the sun does not make one wise. Neither does position nor rank sanctions one to be leader. It is the goodness of one's heart that wins people over.

It is by the fruit that one knows the tree. And from what comes out of a man's mouth, one will gain an insight into what goes on in his heart.

So, it is sad when leaders are resorting to name-calling and mud-slinging that only serve to mirror their own inability to accept, debate and resolve matters as intellects.

Politicians make the worse intellectuals and intellectuals make poor politicians. And it is rare to find a politician who is also an intellectual. And you would agree with me, in Malaysia such intellectually adept politicians are a dying breed.

Instead, Malaysian politics is much like the old wild west of America – an era when it was each man for himself and the gun proved the only authority. A time when outlaws make the best in-laws and surviving each day was a mini miracle in itself. And there is no bigger Malaysian gunslinger than that brute call Perkasa.

Crack goes the gun and the self-proclaimed sheriff of Malay rights comes riding into town again. This time the discontented posse is ready to tear apart the PKR president. Rehashing the same issue it has been nagging us about from its very inception – Ketuanan Melayu – Perkasa has learnt to use big words. "Political prostitute," says its Youth chief, who is apparently unhappy that such "tactic" was being used to gain support from the Chinese and Indians. He even went further to call for the banishment of those who went against "Ketuanan Melayu".

It's funny and ironic – politicians and prostitution seem to go hand in hand.

Just ask Cleopatra when she dealt with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony in order to remain monarch over Egypt. After the assassination of Caesar, Cleopatra aligned herself with Anthony in direct opposition to Caesar's rightful heir – Augustus. Anthony lost out to Augustus and eventually committed suicide. You could brand Cleopatra a "political prostitute". Such is politics when the need to remain in power overweighs all else.

And, by the way, Cleopatra was not banished for going against Augustus. Instead, when Anthony committed suicide, Cleopatra followed him via death by snake bite.

Attention-deprived nag

Banishment is indeed mild compared to what the rulers had to endure in the wilderness of Malaysian politics. The idea of "Ketuanan Melayu" was never on the everyday mind of Malaysians until Umno made an issue of it – to gain the Malay vote or to remind others of its hold on power.

Perkasa has clearly forgotten Umno's role in reducing the overall authority of the monarchs in Malaysia during the tenure of Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Yes, Perkasa "mudah lupa" (easily forgets).

Rather than behave like an attention-deprived nag that it is, isn't it time for Perkasa to prove its mantle and serve the Malay community? Have we heard Perkasa do anything else except hurling insults and accusations at political parties? The closest Perkasa ever gets to any form of social involvement is in the form of making police reports, playing the role of the jealous neighbour who just needs to complain.

If Perkasa wants to start calling people "political prostitutes", then please broaden your scope and cast your eyes over the whole of Malaysia. There exist "political prostitutes" in all the State Legislative Assemblies. Ask those sad politicians in Perak, who jumped shipped at a whim or the foul-mouthed partisan jokers in Terengganu who insulted the monarchy.

Better still, Perkasa should look at itself as a "political prostitute" – stirring fear and resentment among the Malays to ensure its own survival.

Here lies the greatest "political prostitute" of them all. Perkasa's very survival depends on ensuring the Malays maintain a healthy dose of inferiority complex. As long as the Malays live in fear, resentment – with the mindset of a victim – Perkasa remains strong. Perkasa thrives as long as the Malays remain angry at anything and everything around them and this manner of rage is not only levelled at PKR but also at society in general.

Perkasa is prostituting itself by clinging to the idea that the Malays will never be able to raise themselves out of the rut. It holds on to the belief that Malays will never be able to compete against the Chinese and Indians. It hides its motives by playing a small town sheriff and law-giver.

Malaysians should reject such thinking and ideas. It is time Malaysians – politicians or laymen – learnt to question, for themselves, all that is happening around them. Malaysians are not dim-witted individuals who cannot live together in harmony. Malaysians have learnt not only to tolerate (tolerance alone is not good) but also to accept their differences and inherent uniqueness.

True wisdom does not lie in finding answers but in asking questions. And the question Perkasa really needs to answer is, "What are your contributions towards Malaysia?"


EVIL: Don't trust your maid too much

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 07:42 AM PST


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EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE 'F' WORD - FOOD!

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 06:54 AM PST

This blog post is specially for my food blogger buddies and friends who enjoy a good sit-down dinner in a restaurant. Thanks to our Taiwanese hosts, almost every night we were treated to a feast of local cuisine. One thing I've discovered - in Taiwan beef is king, pork is close behind, and chicken is a distant third.

As I don't eat meat, I can only take pictures of the dishes. But I am sure they taste as good as they look. I can't remember the names of most of the dishes. Perhaps the food bloggers would like to help out with the names?



Brain Tonic For Our Politicians!

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 02:33 AM PST

(Just finish a fantastic bottle of Chateau Monbousquet 2003-Rated 93/100 Wine Advocate)

Think we have found the solution for our hare brain politicians as it was reported by Italian scientists, Alberto Bertelli and his team from Milan University that they had tested the chemical called Reservatrol on the human neural nerves and found it made the cells grow small extensions through which they connect with other neuron cells.

They reported that the chemical produced by grape vines and are concentrated in both grapes and wines triggered a seven fold increase in the activity and effectiveness of the enzyme "mapkinase" which stimulates and regenerates nerve cells.

A glass or two a day could help stave off neuro degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson according to the  Milan team of scientists. "Reservatrol allows the brain cells to repair and increase connectivity and reconstruction which reactivates the neuron ability of the elderly to remember" said Alberto Bertelli.

So here we should recommend wine drinking to our politicians in the hope that it could increase their intelligence and that we people would be free of the daily nauseating bombardment of political stupidity expounded by the ministers and politicians of this country.

Cheers!


PKFZ II?

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 02:12 AM PST

Malaysiakini - Surprise over choice of new PPC head

Should the nation allow a MCA man near a port again?


Local Democracy To Elect National Keadilan Leaders

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 01:29 AM PST

By the Administrator

On 13th November, Keadilan Bukit Gelugor Division members carried out the duty of local democracy by directly electing their national leadership for the first time, a right which was only enjoyed by the division delegates before the party's latest constitutional amendments.

AzminAli was popularly elected as the Deputy President, with Dato Mansor, Nurrul Anwar Izzah, Tien Chua, Fuziah as Vice-President, and Dato Halim, Dato Mustafa Kamal, and Abdul Malik etc. elected into the National Committee.

The new lease of life is expected to last for another 3 years, similar to that of the present division committee, and a new activism is expected by members to bring the party towards the next general election.

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Emergence of 'Third Force' a boon, not a bane to democracy

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 03:37 PM PST

From Patrick Anek Uren, via e-mail

PM Najib is barking the wrong tree when he said that the members's disenchantment with PKR is causing the emergence of a Third Force in a recent newspaper report. It is not altogether wrong if a Third Force does materialise. We can see examples in England and other western countries.

In the US, Third Force politics seemed to have fizzled out. In England a coalition of Liberal and Conservatives has recently formed a new government after a hung parliament after the polls. And Labour went out to form an opposition.

From these examples a Third Force might just work to strengthen the grip of democracy in Malaysia. So in that perspective it is not entirely bad or devillish. The fact that Najib has opened up BN to direct memberships contributed to a great extent the emergence of a Third or even a Fourth Force.

How new parties align themselves to the PM can be seen when they are given 24-hour registrations. Makkal Sakti, a new party was registered within days of filing, campaigned alongside BN in the Hulu Selangor by-election. Najib is reported to have said that "gone are the days when only government leaders know best" about development in the country.

Thus, Najib's statement blaming the Third Force on the disenchantment of members of PKR as such is just a cover up: He knows it and intended that the direct membership to BN will help him stay in power.

After all the Third Force can easily be picked up, one by one, if they won any seats to parliament come GE13. BN has done just that with the so-called BN-friendly MPs and state assemblymen in Perak, who were formerly elected using PR tickets.

The above scenarios are themselves eye-openers as to the possibilities for people to want to contribute to the national political developments. Elections to any political offices are expensive games these days, and the new developments aforesaid will bring about a totally different political scenario in the country forward.

Even in the core tussle between PR and Umno-BN, a third group will be quite significant in number and strength at the coming general election.

In Sarawak, the BN direct membership is bringing in new political dynamics as well. As in the recent admission of Johnicol Rayong to SUPP, the very party he stood against using a SNAP ticket.

These new political dynamics are, and will be the enabling provisions for peoples like the Larry Sng and others rejected by PRS to join BN and support it to remain in power.

There will be many who would follow the path of Johnical Rayong. After all, in a tightly contested elections just as the one coming around the corner, both state and parliamentary, either BN or PR could make do with winners not prior affliated with them, especially if the party forming government fails to get a 2/3rd mandate.

Call them frogs or whatever, BN direct membership is a paradigm shift that will stoke a permanent yet new political landscape in Sarawak.

A bit more on Rayong. He is reported to have said that his victory in the 2006 general election was because he was more liked by the people than the BN's candidate. The BN/SUPP in accepting him to the party is accepting his statement, that is, Rayong was better than BN/SUPP candidate.

In other words, BN is not the end all as it is being campaigned around these days. And that rings true with what Najib said recently that "gone are the days when only government leaders know best about development in our country".

And it rings true as well with the rational behind the BN direct membership which Najib said is to enable people of calibre and skill and knowledge to come and serve the country under BN, whose talents otherwise will be overshadowed by BN components intra-party rigmoroles or parameters.

Having said as above, the new political developments are boon not a bane to democracy in Malaysia in general and in Sarawak in particular.

For the immediate political future, even Johnicol Rayong will be surprised at the outcome of the next state election as a result of these new political dynamics.

Of course the biggest beneficiary is none other than Larry Sng. But who knows he might be surprised as well. That is truism and in league with the proverbial saying 'you reap what you sow'.


Who says PAS has 'unelected' de facto post?

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 03:33 PM PST

From Kyle Hampden, via e-mail

I refer to the article "Nothing undemocratic about 'de facto' post' and I quote directly from the article:

"......Why can't we have this position reserved for Anwar if PAS already has one? We should be proud that there is someone to advise us on the party".

I want to raise one or two questions here.

1) Spiritual leader or Mursyidul Am is a post that is elected from Majlis Syura, and not like de facto post where there is no election or voting process.

From Dr Lo'Lo's blog: Majlis Syura PAS akan tentukan siapa Mursyidul Am malam ini:

"Majlis Syura Ulamak PAS bermesyuarat buat pertama kalinya malam ini untuk sessi baru bagi melantik barisan kepimpinan tertinggi badan yang paling berkuasa dalam PAS itu."

2) Mursyidul Am does not interfere president in terms of jurisdiction.

From Mohd Sayuti Omar: Haron Din Paling Layak Dilantik Mursyidul Am Pas:

"Dalam hierarki PAS jawatan itu sebagai jawatan tertinggi yang bersifat bukan ekskutif tetapi pengawalan polisi dan dasar perjuangan PAS dan termasuk memutuskan soal bekerjasama dengan mana-mana pihak. Ia juga menjadi tempat rujuk dan kata putus bila timbul sesuatu persoalan dalam PAS. Majlis Syura Ulamak juga adalah badan yang menapis sama ada seseorang itu boleh dan layak dari segi amalan agamanya bagi menjadi calon PAS dalam pilihan raya.

Namun di luar melihat ianya sebagai jawatan paling berprestaj dan berkuasa. Sebab itulah ada sesetengah orang merasakan jawatan presiden adalah jawatan kelas dua. Tanggapan itu sebenarnya kurang tepat.

Tanggapan ini berlaku kerana tidak ada pemisahan bidang kuasa terhadap jawatan itu dengan bidang kuasa presiden selama ini. Tidak ada sekelar khas yang mengariskan bidang kuasa kedua-dua jawatan itu. Bagaimanapun di dalam perlembagaan Pas Fasal 7 (4) ceraian (a) hingga (g) telah menjelaskan bidang kuasa majlis ini atau tugas-tugas mereka. Penjelasan itu menunjukkan jawatan ini kewujudan dan kuasanya tidak bercanggah dengan kuasa presiden."

3) Mursyidul Am post is embedded in the constitution of the party (PAS).

From pinkturtle2: Nik Aziz Bukan Lagi Mursyidul Am PAS Sejak 3 Bulan Lalu:

"Tanpa disedari Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat sebenarnya bukan lagi Mursyidul Am PAS sejak tiga bulan lalu ekoran kesilapan teknikal dalam parti.

Malah seluruh anggota Majlis Syura Ulama seramai 15 turut terlucut jawatan mereka secara automatik selepas pindaan perlembagaan parti yang berkuat kuasa awal tahun ini."

I hope this can enlighten Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail (the PKR Srikandi delegate).

I quote from articles that I believe are credible sources. I also believe PAS' constitution also stipulates that the Mursyidul 'Am and his deputy are elected and that their service can be 'terminated'.

Is Anwar Ibrahim 'chosen' (dipilh) and can his role be 'terminated' (diberhentikan)? I doubt it.

Read:

Nothing undemocratic about 'de facto' post'


Ibrahim Ali should tell the Chinese, enough of their gold medals!

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 03:31 PM PST

From Paul Shelton, via e-mail

I'm surprised why Ibrahim Ali has not yet told our Chinese sportsmen enough of their gold medals for Malaysia in the Commonwealth and Asian games - give Malay sportsmen a chance!

If not all, most Malay of the vocabulary originated from Indian (Tamil) words. Maha, raja, wira, putra, sri, iswara, etc.

Names of roads now have not just English letters, but also Arabic. Is it for the benefit of the Arabs or just to show Muslim supremacy?

Why not it be in the other languages, be in Tamil or Mandarin - which will benefit the non-Malays who cannot read Englis.

Surprised why this group has not been banished yet.

Read:

Banish 'political whores' Wan Azizah, Azmin


Dayak leaders in BN are happy with 'crumbs'

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 03:30 PM PST

From Dryan, via e-mail

I'd say that the so called Dayak leaders in BN are not ignorant. They are just 'yes men', afraid to lose bits and pieces of crumbs that Taib has for them. They are actually robots, programmed to do and say what Taib asks of them.

They have no foresights. Their politics of development are only for the present and have no vision of the future and what it would be like when the Dayak rights to to the land of their ancestors are compromised.

Various sections have been created to stop the poor Dayaks from getting land titles but their leaders are afraid of the whip if they use their brains, so they choose to stay brainless so long as they get perks and paychecks.

Many of them would be crowding in karaoke lounges after several rounds of golf and have no care in the world about how their kith and kin in the 'kampungs' live. Those kampungs will soon disappear when the habitants are told that their occupation of the land is illegal.

The so called 'Dayak leaders' are not village people and so have no feelings for their ancestral land. They have got what they want in the city they choose to live in, but they need to buckle up and contemplate for a moment and stand up for the fight in defence of our rights.

To whom it may concern, stop issuing silly statements that the Dayaks must support the current emperor in order to have development. Grow up and don't be bullish and arrogant for someday you'll eat your humble pie.


Program santai PKR

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 03:29 PM PST

Dari Kerajaan Rakyat, via e-mail

Namanya hebat - Kongres Nasional - tapi malang, tiada pengisian yang dapat dibanggakan dan hanya layak dipanggil majlis bersantai PKR!

Saya berada di Dewan Sivik Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya untuk mengikuti perjalanan Kongres Nasional PKR ke 7. Kalau saya gunakan garis panduan semasa saya mengajar dulu, ia adalah satu program yang gagal dan jauh menyempang daripada matlamat berkongres.

Displin perwakilan - saya mempunyai 2 andaian.

1. Para perwakilan tidak berdisplin dengan menjadikan Dewan Kongres seperti pasar borong. Mereka keluar-masuk dewan semasa kongres sedang berlangsung, malah ramai yang bersantai di luar dewan.


2. Para pembahas tidak bermaya, tiada isi dalam ucapan mereka dan hanya syok sendiri di atas pentas. Malah terlalu ramai yang tidak layak dipanggil 'pembahas', mereka lebih tepat dipanggil pembaca rencana yang merangkak-rangkak. Amat membosankan.

Saya merasakan andaian ke dua lebih tepat. Justeru kelesuan pembahas telah membuatkan perwakilan meninggalkan dewan.

Isi ucapan pembahas:

Daripada kesemua pembahas yang membahaskan Ucapan Dasar Presiden, saya kira hanya seorang perwakilan veteran dari utara dan seorang wakil dari Sabah yang dapat menyampaikan isi bahasan yang berfakta serta dapat dijadikan panduan. Selain daripada mereka berdua, yang lainnya hanya membodek Ketua Umum, syok sendiri bercakap di pentas dan membuang masa perwakilan.

Kualiti kepimpinan pembahas:

Pembahas budak sekolah menengah jauh lebih berkualiti daripada perwakilan PKR yang diwakilkan untuk membahaskan Ucapan Dasar Presiden.


MCMC falls to Wikileaks as well?

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 11:40 PM PST

Wikileaks is taking its toll. China is said to have secretly harbored its support for the unity of Peninsular Korea with Seoul becoming its administration center. That would, of course, come as a tight slap to the faces of North Korean leaders.

Some countries like it while some (especially the economic capitalist of the West) are taken aback. A few governments even pointed directly at the United States for 'planning the wikileaks game' as to suppress its competitors.

Iraq admitted the fact that such a leak has an adverse impact on its relation with Iran while Turkey and the Middles East group finally realised how they were being toyed around by Washington.

However, an article in the Columbia Journalism Review draws my attention. Its about telecommunications industry in the US and Malaysia.

Julian Assange, Forbes cover boy this week said during an interview (whether he is a free market proponent):

Absolutely. I have mixed attitudes towards capitalism, but I love markets. Having lived and worked in many countries, I can see the tremendous vibrancy in, say, the Malaysian telecom sector compared to US. sector. In the US. everything is vertically integrated and sewn up, so you don't have a free market. In Malaysia, you have a broad spectrum of players, and you can see the benefits for all as a result.

And on why transparency is important to free and fair market, he said:

To put it simply, in order for there to be a market, there has to be information. A perfect market requires perfect information. There's the famous lemon example in the used car market. It's hard for buyers to tell lemons from good cars, and sellers can't get a good price, even when they have a good car. By making it easier to see where the problems are inside of companies, we identify the lemons. That means there's a better market for good companies. For a market to be free, people have to know who they're dealing with.

I was wondering how our MCMC disburse its telecommunication contracts...

Also read Rocky's Bru as this 'transparency' issue is very much related to us.


Ex-Education Minister Hishamuddin Hussein no understand Bahasa Malaysia

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 01:42 PM PST

UPDATEd Dec 1, 2010 @5.38AM:) For my esteemed readers'benefit! with additional input from Prof Khoo Kay Kim via BERNAMA:)-- YL, Desi

No wonder our country's standards in language -- be it BM, English or Mandarin -- are plunging. To borrow a former PM's phrase, it's all "half-past-six"!

PKR chief Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail spoke on the need to discard "Ketuanan Melayu", replace it with "Ketuanan Rakyat". My understanding of the two concepts is "Malay supremacy" and "People's supremacy" respectively... please correct me if I'm wrong.

In her keynote address at last Saturday's PKR Annual Congress, and in her closing speech on Sunday, never was once the Rulers' position questioned, yet Hishamuddin went on a bull's rampage alleging that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, and his wife now re-elected party president, had questioned the special position of the royalty.

I hereby reprise a BERNAMA news report IN FULL quoted and sighted at RPK's column today at malaysia-today.net, the highlight (BOLDED THUS)is mind, blogger Desi's, or YL Chong, newsdog:)

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Opposition Trying To Twist Meaning Of 'Ketuanan Melayu', Says Hishammuddin


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- The Opposition is trying to confuse the people by twisting the meaning of 'Ketuanan Melayu', said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin, who is also Umno vice president, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's statement on the subject clearly had political motives and was aimed at causing unease among the various races in the country.

When closing PKR's seventh annual congress in Petaling Jaya, Wan Azizah had said the party rejected the 'Ketuanan Melayu" concept.

Hishammuddin said PKR leaders would stoop to any level in trying to garner support from the people without thinking of the impact on the long term development of the nation.

"I would like to ask Wan Azizah and the PKR leadership, are they also rejecting the institution of the Malay rulers? What is being raised by PKR is clearly an attempt to belittle the Malays. We do not want the institution of the Malay rulers to be also belittled,"
he said in a statement here Monday.

He said it was there for all to see that non-Malays were also enjoying the fruits of the country's progress, and in fact, had a bigger slice of the economic pie compared to Malays.

He said non-Malays were also free to realise their full potential without any obstacles put in their path.

"'Ketuanan Melayu' is not to make Malays 'Tuan' (masters). Since the birth of Umno decades ago to champion the plight of the Malays, not a single race had been marginalised or became slaves," he said.

Hishammuddin also said the thinking and ideology PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was trying to instill appeared to follow the concept and propaganda brought about in the Malayan Union era before Merdeka (Independence).

"His actions show he has no regard for the Constitution and the laws of the country," he added.

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Desiderata continues here:

But Malaysians have longer memory than Hisham and his crooks, oops, cronies in UMNO youth especially, be reminded that it was their former president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who toured the country in a bid to dilute the power of the Yang diPertuan Agong and the state sultans, don't you remember?

Or UMNO leaders like to opt for amnesia or hide behind the throne of denial?

His grandfather Onn Jaafar would have turned in his grave on hearing his grandson's disdain for the role of the Malayan Union in the nation's history pre-Merdeka. And dear daddy former PM Hussein Onn would have called in the present Minister and spanked him for not understanding simple Bahasa Melayu/Malaysia. Maybe we should get writer Hishamuddin Rais to translate word for word of Wan Azizah's keynote address at the 7th PKR Annual Congress forthe resent Home Minister's benefit. I don't mind proof-reading the English translated text, then also feature it on my blog!:) As CSM -- Community Service Message -- remember?

Well, for one who stated that a certain journalist was "temporarily detained under the ISA for her own benefit" for reporting on a racist politician's remarks in Penang quite reecntly, I think Hisham had risen to the highest level of competency/incompetency as Education Minister, and should not have been allowed to hold this present portfolio which is supposed to oversee the citizenry's security, but the average citizen seems to grow more and more fearul of safety and security in his/her neighbourhood, YES, MINIster?Instead of using the Internal Security Act to stop the flood of illegals into Malaysia, he's using it against ordinary citizens going about performance of their professional duties in their quest of A Better Malaysia.

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UPDATEd by Desi @5.38AM Dec 1, 2010:

November 30, 2010 22:41 PM
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Malay Supremacy Not Mentioned In Constitution, Says History Expert


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- The terminology "Ketuanan Melayu" or Malay Supremacy need not be debated because it does not exist in the country's constitution, said history expert, Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim.

He said that from the historical aspect, only the Rulers' Supremacy was stated in the constitution where the people must show their loyalty to the Rulers.

"In the past, 'Malay Supremacy' was never mentioned within the Malay community. In history, such things are incorrect. What is stated in the constitution is only the Rulers' Supremacy, where you show loyalty to the state where you reside in.

"The Malays obtained the special privileges because they are the subjects of the Ruler. The position of the Malays is given special consideration and need not be disputed," he said when contacted by Bernama, here Tuesday night.

He was asked to comment on the statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on the Malay Supremacy in her policy speech at the 7th National Congress of the party on Sunday.

Dr Wan Azizah called for the abolition of the concept of Malay Supremacy to enable Malaysian children to grown up with the vision of a 'race of integrity' or 'Malay of Integrity'.

Khoo said the terminology 'Malay Supremacy' was only raised by politicians purely for political purposes, and he observed that politicians were now frequently raising issues that could lead to racial confrontations.

"Politicians should focus on their services to the public, helping the people. They should not encourage the people to quarrel," he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Institute of Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin shared Khoo's opinion that the term Malay Supremacy was coined by politicians in portraying the political and economic position of the Malays.

Questioning Dr Wan Azizah's motive in raising the issue, he said the statement by the wife of PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was merely a political gimmick and purely to cover up the crisis faced by the party currently.

"I don't know why the issue was raised. What I notice is "Anwar's Supremacy" in the PKR. It is Anwar's Supremacy that must be abolished. The Malay Supremacy is merely to demolish Anwar's Supremacy. In my opinion, the concept (Malay Supremacy) does not exist," he said.

He said Dr Wan Azizah should re-examine what was meant by the term supremacy and should not question the special privileges of the Malays which had been enshrined ever since the era of the Malay Sultanate.

Shamsul Amri said that looking from the economic aspect, the Chinese community dominated 70 per cent of the economy while the Malays had only 30 per cent and there was no such thing as the Malays dominating in all aspects.

"If we look at it, the 70 per cent should be the supreme group. So, what does the Malay Supremacy show? What does supremacy mean? She (Dr Wan Azizah) herself is not clear on the meaning of supremacy," he said.

Dr Shamsul Amri said politicians should be thinking about issues that were relevant for discussion instead of raising issues that could bring about negative developments between the races.

-- BERNAMA


No top secrets, but damaging nonetheless

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 12:33 PM PST

By Jim Lobe

ANALYSIS While the massive dump of some 250,000 internal US diplomatic communications by Wikileaks includes none marked "top secret", their dissemination is already causing considerable embarrassment and may well inflict longer-term damage on Washington's foreign relations.

Most analysts here said the initial exposure of nearly 250 of the documents – or only about one-thousandth of the total cache – contained no major surprises for those who follow US foreign policy closely.

"Much of what we have seen thus far confirms more than it informs," wrote Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a former senior diplomat in the two Bush administrations, on CFR's website Monday.

"We are not surprised to read US diplomatic cables reporting that corruption in Afghanistan is rampant; that prominent Sunni Arab leaders are more worried about Iran and its nuclear programme than they are about Israel; that it has been difficult to get other governments to accept Guantanamo detainees; that Syria's government maintains close ties to Hezbollah despite assurances to the contrary; or that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a man of questionable character," he wrote.

Haass's colleague, CFR vice president James Lindsay, noted that US citizens could take some comfort from the revelation in many of the cables that Washington's private messages to foreign leaders were generally not so different from its public statements.

"We now have proof that in many instances US diplomats said the same things in private that they have said in public," he wrote in an on-line chat hosted by the Washington Post Monday afternoon. He conceded, however, that some of the cables will undoubtedly cause "heartburn" in Washington.

Among these, most significantly, were the disclosure that Washington has secretly tried – so far without apparent success – to persuade the Pakistani government to move some of its fissile material from the country; an admission by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in January this year that he had just lied to parliament that his forces had conducted strikes against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula when, in fact, they were undertaken by US-controlled pilotless aircraft; and serial complaints about Qatar's alleged failure to cooperate in US counterterrorism efforts.

In addition, the disclosures that have received the most attention in media here – that a number of senior Sunni Arab leaders, among them Saudi King Abdullah, reportedly have appealed privately to their US interlocutors at various times in recent years for military strikes, if necessary, against Iran to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon – are likely to cause serious embarrassment to their regimes, which have publicly warned against any move that could lead to war.

A moment of reckoning

The contradiction between these leaders' private and public stances could provoke considerable consternation - and perhaps more - across the Arab world. According to the latest edition of the 10-year-old Arab Public Opinion poll published here in August, nearly four in five respondents said they supported Iran's right to pursue its nuclear programme, and nearly six in 10 said they believed Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons could lead to a "more positive" outcome in the Middle East.

The survey covered Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan, the three countries where support for Iran's programme was highest, as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where support was lower.

"Will this great transgression of the private/public divide in Arab politics create a moment of reckoning in which the Arab public finally asserts itself?" asked Marc Lynch, a Middle East expert at George Washington University, in his blog on foreignpolicy.com Monday. "Or will it be one in which Arab leaders finally stop deferring to Arab public opinion and start acting out on their private beliefs?"

"Thus far, most of the mainstream Arab media seems to be either ignoring the Wikileaks revelations or else reporting it in generalities, ie. reporting that it's happening but not the details in the cables," he went on. "I imagine there are some pretty tense scenes in Arab newsrooms right now, as they try to figure out how to cover the news within their political constraints."

In the meantime, the leaks themselves are likely to make communication between US diplomats and Arab leaders considerably more difficult, according to ret. Amb. Charles Freeman, Jr., who represented Washington in Riyadh during the 1991 Gulf War.

"It will be a long time before anyone in the region will speak candidly to an American official. If you cannot speak in confidence with someone, you will not speak to them," he told IPS, adding that the exposure of the apparent hypocrisy among Arab leaders could well enhance Iran's position and prestige there.

Indeed, circumspection in communications with US diplomats is likely to become the norm in many of the world's capitals, at least in the short term, according to most observers, who pointed out that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that she has directed that strong measures be taken "so this kind of breach does not ever happen again" is unlikely to reassure many of its interlocutors.

That will also likely be particularly true in light of yet another damaging disclosure contained in the documents: that State Department officials have been under orders since 2008 to gather credit-card, frequent-flier, telephone numbers and other personal information regarding foreign and United Nations officials – a task normally reserved for the intelligence community.

CFR's Haass suggested the loss of confidence that Washington can protect its secrets could in fact be among the most damaging of the "longer-term" consequences of the latest Wikileaks dump.

"Foreign governments may think twice before sharing their secrets or even their candid judgments with American counterparts lest they read about them on the Internet. And American diplomats may be less willing to commit their thoughts to paper. Such reticence will deprive policymakers of an important source of information and make decisionmaking more ad hoc and less systematic than it needs to be," he observed.

Jim Lobe's blog on US foreign policy can be read at http://www.lobelog.com


Anwar the messiah?

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 11:56 AM PST

That was one of the things that worried me – to be raised to the position of a semi-god – because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses... – Nelson Mandela

The people of Burma are like prisoners in their own country, deprived of all freedom under military rule. – Aung San Suu Kyi

NEW Make no mistake about it: God did not send Anwar Ibrahim to this part of the world to be our saviour. Anwar was not the "son" who would come and deliver us from the clutches of an evil ruler who had deprived the country of all freedom. No.

The Almighty Creator certainly did not have in His grand scheme of things to put on earth a man by the name of Anwar to lead a country called Malaysia to a better future. It is shocking that the wife of the opposition leader could come up with something like a divine mission for her long-suffering husband. Telling Malaysians that God has indeed chosen Anwar to lead his flock to Putrajaya is assuming that the level of political intelligence of the citizens is near zero.

A leader is a combination of strengths and weaknesses. He is first and foremost a human being. He is a bundle of passion, baser instincts, noble feelings, demonic urges – a mixture of saint and devil. It all depends which side of him eventually triumphs: if he can overthrow the devil in him, he can truly become an outstanding leader – even a saintly ruler – in the field of politics. If the Prince of Darkness is the victor, he will surely be a monster who will bring untold misery to his people. Holy or profane, a leader is still a man who harbours weaknesses just like the populace. But how are the common people to know that someone in their midst will one day steer them to the promised land?

Surely Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail did not have a dream in which a Voice told her Anwar is the chosen one. That will be too far-fetched. An inspiration? Unlikely. So how did the leader of a trouble-plagued party come to the amazing conclusion that her other half is God's gift to Malaysians? True, Anwar endured long years of hardship at the hand of a system that many believe is unjust and cruel. A large segment of the population do sympathise with his predicament. Still, his struggle does not make him a celestial figure. It is hard to picture him as the one and only guiding star for the people. It is even harder to imagine a halo around his head.

Malaysians have become a discerning lot. They are unlikely to buy the story that Anwar is a God-send or that what Wan Azizah said was gospel truth. They have a mind of their own and can weigh for themselves the worth of a leader. They acknowledge that Anwar is a powerful politician, but they will not go to the extent of placing him on the same pedestal as Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi. Mandela endured almost 30 years of prison brutality for fighting against apartheid. Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest for standing up to the military rulers. Both were potent symbols of resistance against harsh governments. No one in their country shouted from the pulpit that the "Black Pimpernel" or the "Iron Lady" was chosen by God from a list of mere mortals to lead the struggle. People saw their merits – their humility, their common touch, their frailities, their strengths – and went along with them. One eventually walked to freedom and with him the whole of South Africa. The other was released but still has a long way to liberty.

But Anwar is fighting more for himself to stay afloat than marching at the head of an army of the faithful to the seat of power. His personal troubles cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be turned into a war cry of the people for freedom. The conditions that existed in Mandela's South Africa during his long imprisonment ideally made him the standard-bearer for the overwhelming majority of the oppressed black. In Burma, the ruthless junta had turned Suu Kyi into the favoured champion of the people. There was no hint that God played a crucial role in their long, bitter struggle. They are mere mortals but what make them rise above the common lot are their impeccable moral credentials. Against the moral weapon of Mandela, the edifice of racism crumbled. Against the virtuous Suu Kyi, the generals continue to shake in their uniforms.

Does Wan Azizah want to strike the fear of God in the people so that they will run helter-skelter to Anwar? This is unnecessary. Such tactic only breeds cynicism. It is counter-productive. It will only drive people away. No mere mortal can invoke God and expect Him to come down on his or her side. The Great Maker is above the fray. He gave Man the freedom to act on their own. In them rest the power to make their own choice. The choice for Malaysians is clear-cut: either support Anwar warts and all or drop him for a better messiah. They need not have to wait for divine instruction.

Also read:

Wan Azizah: Anwar is God's gift to Malaysians



Sarawak “Invisible Men”

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 09:07 PM PST

Have we got something that will make heads turn? Have we unearthed a "declaration" which suits and sits nicely into the laps of the "Invisible Men".

The undercurrents which has surrounded the present BN leadership is nothing short of being "a coup sounds to harsh, says an emeritus professor  but a plot to ensure the handover is smoothen

This time is for REAL says an opposition youth leader and there are also noises being made to ensure a certain particular party is further strengthened in order to see the plotting ticks like clockwork.

No one can dispute the fact that our two earlier articles 1. "Are we surprised?" and 2. " Silent and Deadly revolt " are beginning to lure the Invisible Men into the nets. They are so busy scheming with their almost perfect plans that they have forgotten their "real enemies"

The Pakatan strategic team are waiting to cash in when they are derailed and with the "chaos " that they might have an even chance to create an upset of some sorts.  

A former PRS supreme council member said in a telephone conversation to audie61 at 10.36 am that he will go all out against the Baleh incumbent candidate. Tell him I will go all out against him as the minefields are already exploding in front of his face. Sudah meletup (already exploded) "BOOM,BOOM,BOOM '

Ask yourself this question says a senior lecturer in poliitcal science,"Do you honestly think CM Taib as BN Chairman will not step in? He has one eye on the election and the other eye on the Invisible men movements. Shouldn't he has both eyes fixed on the enemy?"

Unfortunatedly, the Invisible men are giving him a fresh headache. The schemers thought that they have just enough ' mandate " to see a successful succession but the plot within is cracking up bit by bit.

 A close aide to the CM said," The PBB boys are slowing down as they know the minefields are already stepped on." Even the puppet master is withdrawing into his shell.

What happens to the Invisible men? Mosts of them will suffer the consequences for being "associated' with or "guilty by virtue of being related" and they will not be spared. It's a dog eat dog world and even if they try to defend themselves or provide evidences that they are carrying their so called political masters work, it will be a little too late.   

They have already crossed the line as far as the CM's inner circle are concerned. Even if they go down on their knees or with their heads in between their legs walking backwards they are virtually as good as scrapheap.   

Trying to admit their mistakes is one thing but creating a big blunder with making confidential "information virtual" is the absolute crime. CM Taib will use whatever in his powers when he still commands to crush the Invisible men to smithereens.

Mosts of them have even professed that "BN Ulih Nulong Kitai"{ BN will only help us} but only on a pretence that it suits them.   The invisible men are infact a headache for the adminstration when things are not working in their favour. { they are not like the hidden hands or puppet masters where they have the resources to live to fight another day}

The invisible men are already and have been handsomely rewarded and await another bounty if their scheme works. The political strategists within each component parties of whichever divide BN or Pakatan dread to deal with these sort of politicking.

They are not even the Trojan horses or Third force which many feels are beginning to emerge in our political system. It has already infiltrated in the system but the ruling powers know how to stem them out.

They will silently derail them and even let them step on the booby traps. To even classify them as "traitors" within their inner political circles will be even worse than a slap in their own faces . The Invisible men is for real and they are certainly useful and a powerful threat in Chaotic times.

Giving them recognition and double their rewards will calm them for a short while but in the long term a THIRD EYE Needs to be placed at the back of the head. The invisible men will not only bark but it will bite and most dynasties,kingdoms and regimes paid a heavy price for overlooking their usefulness.

The present State BN will have their machinery ready for any eventualities. Somehow CM Taib will not let his tenure {close to 30th years-26th March 2011} be losts like other leaders before him. He has worked it out to near perfection and the Invisible Men will be the ones bearing the BRUNT when the AXE FALLS.

The Invisible men knows nothing less than a perfect scheme can outwit and outmanouver the CM. Age is not on CMs side plus too many bad publicities on the family and himself will work against him.  

CM being a survivor and nearly 30years at the helm remains solid especially in times of adversities. Many have tried and have been beaten and disappeared politically. Could you see the Invisible Men successful in their plot in ousting the top man?

ARE YOU ARE ONE OF THEM.??  



Magic: The Lollering

Posted: 30 Nov 2010 05:40 AM PST

I've started up a new blog for Magic: The Gathering cards I shopped up for fun. Take a look at http://mtglol.wordpress.com/. It's a work in progress, but I'm adding a couple of new creations weekly.

Here's a taste:


Tuesday funny

Posted: 29 Nov 2010 08:26 PM PST

Hiyah! Bukan gua supreme la. Diorang je? Bukan gua.

Good old motor-mouth Nazri Aziz can always be counted on for a laugh on days when other things aren't really worth a giggle.  I just read in The Malaysian Insider that the YB said Malay Supremacy has been wrongly interpreted which has caused all the unhappiness among more level-headed Malaysians. And in his usual colourful language Nazri said the people who were responsible for this had "cow dung in their brains".

Nazri goes on to explain that Malay Supremacy did not mean that Malays were more superior than other races and that the phrase was coined to protect the sovereignty of the Malay rulers. Really ah?  Thank you for explaining to us, YB. Now, I wish you would tell your other colleagues in Umno and the Barisan Nasional to clean out the cow dung in their brains. Can ah?

Great quotes from Nazri in the story today include:-


"......it is about the Malay Rulers. For as long as they are around, we respect them."


"How can we have a race more supreme than the others? It is ridiculous......"


"We are not a republic so there is no ketuanan rakyat. We have Rulers here and it's about them that this Malay supremacy was created." (on Wan Azizah's speech at the PKR Congress)


and the ultimate punchline from Nazri today......


"Trouble about people is that they talk too much and they do not even know what they are talking about,"

Read the full story HERE


Niamah!!!


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