Sunday, November 28, 2010

Unity team bags win, Ronnie Liu booted out

Unity team bags win, Ronnie Liu booted out


Unity team bags win, Ronnie Liu booted out

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 03:52 AM PST

Story to follow.The Unity team looks to have maintained its hold on Selangor DAP's state committee, bagging seven of the 15 seats up for grabs in their just-concluded state polls today. However, failing to make it to the top 15 is controversial Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, who was embroiled in a case involving the issuance of support letters earlier this year. Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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TAIPEI 101 AND MORE...

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 10:00 AM PST


In a sea of grey, the yellow roof of the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall easily stands out.

We visited Taipei 101 today, and went right up to the 88th floor in the world's fastest elevator. It took only 37 seconds at a speed of 1010 metres per minutes. Then we climbed the steps up to the open observatory on the 91st floor. Looking at the panoramic view of the city I can say that as far as architecture goes, Taipei doesn't offer much to excite the imagination. Most buildings resemble concrete matchboxes in shades of grey or brown. None of the beautiful lines and curves that dot the skylines of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Buns, cakes and cream puffs to die for!

 Baker's Boy buns smell, look and taste 100% like our Roti Boy.

 My lunch - the biggest bowl of seafood noodles I've ever had, at NT$100 (RM10) a bowl.

The best way to see the city is to take the MRT or the shuttle bus - cheap, fast and direct. Tourists are given a complimentary rail pass worth NT$50.

There are few signages and notices in English. Most people here speak only Mandarin. We had a hard time asking for directions!

One place worth checking out is the Miniatures Musuem.

My granddaughters were absolutely delighted to have cakes at the Hello Kitty Sweets cafe. Can you imagine an eatery all done up in pink with Hello Kitty motiffs everywhere you look? The pretty waitresses were all decked in Hello Kitty uniforms.
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Day 2 ended with a sumptious Taiwanese spread of 15 dishes, courtesy of our gracious hosts. More food pictures in the next post, specially for my food blogger buddies.


Beruk Google

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 09:27 AM PST


The United States of Amerijuana

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 09:10 AM PST

I found a 'marijuana' article in Time.com quite interesting. Amid the US on big hunts for drug dealers, especially in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and other countries, its control on domestic consumption can be contested.

Marijuana is sold openly in all parts of the country under the pretext of 'medical purposes'. Although there are laws prohibiting it in many cities, no record has shown any local pushers being slapped with heavy punishment.

Excerpts: The medical-marijuana industry relies heavily on such genteel euphemisms. To medicate is to smoke pot, and no one in the industry calls pot pot anymore; it's medicine now. Dealers are called caregivers, and the people who buy their dope—medicine, medicine—are patients. There's no irony here, no winks or nudges to signal that someone's leg is being pulled.

The euphemisms are an important element in the larger movement to bring marijuana use out from the shadows, as advocates say, so it can take its place innocently on Americans' nearly infinite menu of lifestyle preferences, from yachting to survivalism to macrobiotic cooking. So far, the strategy is working. Colorado and 13 other states, along with the District of Columbia, have legalized medical marijuana in the past 14 years.

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re than a dozen other states are considering the idea. Overnight, dispensaries have sprung up in hundreds of towns and cities; billboards touting one outlet's pot over its rivals' are plastered all over Los Angeles. In some parts of California—where marijuana is the biggest cash crop, with total sales of $14 billion annually—medical pot has become such an established part of the commercial base that cities are moving toward taxing it.

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Ucapan Penggulungan di Kongres Nasional PKR ke-7

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 07:17 AM PST

Oleh Nurul Izzah Anwar, 29 November 2010

Bismillahir rahmanir rahim.

Terima kasih Tuan Pengerusi,

Yang saya hormati,

Ketua Umum, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim,

Presiden, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail,

Timbalan Presiden YB Sdr Azmin Ali,

Rakan-rakan Naib-Naib Presiden, YB Sdr Tian Chua, YB Pn Fuziah Salleh, YB Dato' Dr Mansor Othman,

Juga rakan-rakan dalam Majlis Pimpinan Pusat yang baru sahaja mendapat mandat daripada anggota-anggota.

Para perwakilan, sekretariat parti, para anggota JPP, para pemerhati, hadirin-hadirat yang saya hormati sekalian

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

Pertama sekali saya ingin memanjat kesyukuran ke hadrat Ilahi di atas kejayaan Parti Keadilan Rakyat untuk menganjurkan Kongres Nasional buat kali yang ke-7.


Tidak lupa juga setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada YB Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali, yang
terus beristiqamah dalam perjuangan walaupun dalam usia 74 tahun.

Saya harap Dr Syed akan terus memainkan peranan dalam gerak kerja parti walaupun sudah mengumumkan persaraan daripada kepimpinan.

Saya juga ingin merakamkan penghargaan kepada kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat iaitu negeri Selangor dibawah kepimpinan YAB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim selaku tuan rumah Kongres kita kali ini.

Sidang Perwakilan sekalian,

"Perjalanan Berliku Tetap Di Redah"

Pertama sekali saya ingin ucapkan jutaan terima kasih kepada ahli-ahli dan pimpinan parti yang telah memilih saya dan rakan-rakan lain untuk berada dalam barisan kepimpinan parti bagi penggal ini.

Saya memperingatkan diri saya dan juga para pemimpin yang telah dipilih akan amanah yang begitu besar yang diletakkan di bahu kita, bukan sahaja oleh anggota2, tapi juga keseluruhan rakyat Malaysia yang mengharapkan kesinambungan perjuangan kita demi melahirkan Malaysia yang lebih baik.

Sesungguhnya kemenangan ini adalah hasil daripada perjalanan yang penuh ranjau dan berliku yang pada hemat saya adalah satu proses yang wajib dilalui oleh mana-mana pihak untuk melahirkan sesuatu yang lebih baik, yang lebih matang, yang lebih mantap selagi kita dapat secara jujur mengambil iktibar daripada segala keperitan apa yang telah kita lalui bersama. Barulah ia menjadi perjuangan yang bernilai dan penuh bermakna.


Sidang Perwakilan sekalian,

"Politik Jujur Asas Perjuangan" , dengan izin, "Honest Politics as the Foundation to our Struggle"

Sejak 12 tahun dahulu, Parti Keadilan Rakyat dari peringkat akar umbi, pimpinan cabang sehinggalah kepada ahli-ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat dan Presiden serta Ketua Umum telah bekerja keras mendedahkan penyelewengan pentadbiran Barisan Nasional.

Pergilah keluar sana bertemu rakyat. Tanyalah siapa sahaja mereka yang tahu beratus-ratus kisah tentang mereka yang menjadi kaya raya dengan menggunakan duit rakyat. Tanyalah siapa sahaja mereka yang tahu beribu-ribu kisah tentang mereka yang mengamalkan rasuah dan salah guna kuasa untuk keuntungan peribadi. Tanyalah siapa sahaja mereka yang tahu berjuta-juta kisah kesengsaraan rakyat bersabung nyawa, membanting tulang untuk mendapatkan kehidupan yang sejahtera dan menzahirkan jiwa merdeka yang bermaruah di tanah air yang bertuah ini.

Tanyalah siapakah rakyat dan siapalah tuan yang sebenar yang membelakangkan dan tidak mengutamakan rakyat?

Mesej bahawa pentadbiran Barisan Nasional itu rasuah, tidak amanah dan tidak cekap sudah sampai ke telinga kebanyakan rakyat. Ramai yang sudah faham dengan amalan ekonomi kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang menggunakan projek-projek awam dan wang rakyat untuk mengkayakan diri sendiri dan kroni.

Namun dalam dekad kedua perjuangan masanya sudah tiba untuk maju setapak lagi, kita perlu berbicara pula dalam bahasa yang menyentuh masalah peribadi rakyat. Kita perlu berbicara tentang penyelesaian kepada segala permasalahan rakyat.

Kita wajib berkata benar walaupun pedas ditelinga, pahit dilidah, perit dihati. Rakyat mahu mendengar apa yang kita boleh dan mampu tawarkan. Rakyat mahu kita jujur, dan telus didalam menyusun atur perjuangan yang bebas daripada penipuan dan penyelewengan didalam semua gerak langkah dan gerak kerja kita. Termasuk daripada pemilihan kepimpinan parti, penyampaian dasar-dasar dan rencana membina dan membebaskan Negara; dan penilaian prestasi memerintah amanah sebuah negeri yang diberikan kepada kita, dengan menggunakan bahasa yang mudah, jelas dan benar.

Apa yang saya tawarkan hari ini adalah ingatan bahawa kita sudah berjaya dalam fasa pertama untuk meletakkan Parti Keadilan Rakyat sebagai parti yang berwibawa; fasa seterusnya adalah mengenai kesinambungan dalam mengurus kejayaan kita.

Kita mesti berkata benar dan membudayakan Politik Jujur: Jujur perlakuan, Jujur pertuturan dan Jujur kepada Rakyat. Sememangnya Politik Jujur adalah Asas Perjuangan.

Sidang Perwakilan sekalian,

"Negara di Ambang Kehancuran, Rakyat Menanggung Beban"

Sedarkah kita, hutang isi rumah rakyat atau household debt setakat bulan Ogos lalu, berjumlah RM560 bilion, pertambahan RM44 bilion dalam tempoh hanya setahun. Ini berbanding dengan sekitar RM150 billion pada 1998.

Sedarkah kita, peratusan hutang kepada pendapatan boleh guna rakyat adalah, 140 peratus – yang tertinggi di Asia. Maknanya rakyat sebegitu besar berhutang lebih banyak daripada pendapatan mereka.

Sedarkah kita, kira-kira 200,000 golongan muda di negara kita yang masih gagal memulakan pembayaran semula pinjaman Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) selepas enam bulan tamat pengajian.

Dalam bahasa mudah, rakyat Malaysia hari ini semakin miskin. Yang paling tertekan adalah golongan muda yang memasuki alam pekerjaan. Gaji rendah, hutang pula tinggi.

Ini baru melihat satu sektor, belum lagi kita mengupas kemerosotan sektor-sektor lain.

Inilah nasib rakyat: Negara di ambang kehancuran, rakyat menanggung beban.

Sidang Perwakilan Sekalian,

"Negara di Ambang Kemakmuran, Rakyat Penentu Masa Depan"

Hasrat saya untuk berjuang dalam parti adalah untuk mengembalikan keyakinan rakyat bahawa negara boleh dibina semula keluar dari ambang kehancuran. Ini bukanlah angan-angan kosong, kerana Malaysia mempunyai sejarah melaksanakan program besar-besaran bagi pembangunan negara. Pra-syaratnya hanyalah melalui amalan politik nilai murni dan jujur.

Satu masa dahulu, negara menubuhkan Felda, memberikan tanah ladang kepada penduduk desa untuk menyelesaikan masalah kemiskinan di pedalaman.

Satu masa dahulu, negara menubuhkan Kolej Perguruan Malaya di Kirkby, Liverpool pada tahun 1950an untuk melatih sebaik mungkin tenaga pengajar kita bagi negara yang ketika itu kurang kepakaran dalam bidang pendidikan.

Satu masa dahulu, negara menubuhkan Petronas yang meneroka khazanah negara untuk menghasilkan sumber kewangan yang dapat dinikmati segenap lapisan rakyat.

Malangnya, kesemua itu satu masa dahulu, kerana pada masa kini Felda telah dinodai, sistem pendidikan telah mundur, dan Petronas telah diguna untuk kepentingan peribadi.

Sedarlah! Negara memiliki sumber, negara memiliki keupayaan, negara memiliki kepakaran. Untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebuah negara yang kaya untuk semua rakyat dan keluar dari ambang kehancuran, seandainya negara dipimpin oleh pimpinan yang mengamalkan politik nilai murni yang jujur. Inilah seruan yang wajib Parti Keadilan Rakyat sahut.

Sidang Perwakilan sekalian,

"Pilihan Penentu Keadilan"

Membuat pilihan adalah satu anugerah suci kepada semua makhluk, di mana kita menilai, memilih dan menerima akibat apa yang dipilih.

Pilih yang benar dapatlah yang benar. Pilih yang batil dapatlah yang batil.

Kita telah pun memilih barisan kepimpinan tetapi yang lebih penting adalah apa yang akan menjadi pilihan rakyat?

Rakyat akan memilih parti yang bermaruah, bersedia dan berkebolehan untuk diberikan amanah memerintah dan membangunkan Negara.

Oleh itu adakah Parti Keadilan Rakyat parti yang Bermaruah? Parti yang Bersedia? Parti yang Berkebolehan?

Parti Keadilan Rakyat adalah parti bermaruah; seandainya kita jujur dan berjuang berdasarkan prinsip nilai murni yang tinggi dan bukan berdasarkan personaliti sahaja. Kita mesti membezakan antara Personaliti Dan Prinsip yang dibawa Personaliti. Hanya Prinsip dan bukannya Personaliti yang mesti diinstitusikan di dalam parti kita.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat adalah parti yang bersedia; seandainya kita belajar daripada proses pemilihan yang baru berlangsung melalui pelaksanaan langkah-langkah susulan yang dapat meleraikan keresahan anggota. Contohnya melalui siasatan pihak yang bebas dan berkecuali. Dan saya fikir ini juga selaras dengan jaminan yang diberikan oleh Ketua Umum malam semalam.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat adalah parti yang berkebolehan; seandainya kita meremajakan dan menawarkan kepimpinan yang bukan sahaja mahir, beramanah tapi juga berpegang teguh kepada prinsip-prinsip dan asas perjuangan parti.

Kekuatan kita adalah keupayaan kita menggamit harapan rakyat dan imaginasi rakyat untuk melahirkan Malaysia yang lebih baik yang akan hanya dapat diteruskan jika kita amalkan Politik Nilai Murni secara Jujur.

Marilah kita berganding bahu, marilah kita bersatu, marilah kita bersama menjiwai Politik Harapan dan Pembebasan demi melahirkan Malaysia yang lebih baik, bermula yang dari Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Selangor, Perak, Terengganu, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Kelantan, Perlis, dan Wilayah Persekutuan, khususnya Kuala Lumpur!

Sekian wabillahitaufik walhidayah, Assalamualaikum warahmatullahhiwabarakatuh.

Terima kasih.


From blogger-friend Din Merican's blog I reprise...

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 07:37 AM PST

an interesting post PLUS my commentjust uploaded about 10 minutes ago after a nice indulgent dinner, having survived three full days' attendance at the 7th Annual Congress of PKR at the PJ Civic Centre.

I have also taken the liberty to reproduce the COMMENTS (Thanks eh to the conversationalists:)sighted so far as my comment did refer to one particular comment'

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An Alternative Paradigm for Change and Reform(?)

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"In the aftermath of the previous general election, opposition politicians talked about the political tsunami that engulfed the nation in tones of euphoric surprise initially. Over time, the tone and tenor of the rhetoric mutated and it is beginning to seem as if some of the politicians feel they are where they entitled to be. Some have gone so far as to posture as if they are our only choice…

The PR (Pakatan Rakyat) cannot run away from the fact that the Keadilan controversy has dented public confidence. Simply repeating that all is well will not go far in addressing the fundamental difficulties that have been brought into focus by it. Concrete steps must be taken."–Malik Imtiaz
An Alternative Paradigm for Change and Reform (?)

by Malik Imtiaz Sarvar

I do not think I am alone in feeling that this country is in need of a serious overhaul. Sweeping reform, of a nature far deeper than the superficial changes conceived by consultants to seduce voters, is critical to our continued survival. If voter sentimentnat the last general election is any indication, I think I am similarly not alone in believing that a change of government is in order.

I am guided to this conclusion not by dint of any admiration for those currently in Pakatan Rakyat(PR). Although admitted , there are individuals among them for whom I have a great deal of respect, this in itself is not a reason for change. The matter is addressed rather by reference to the seming inability of Barisan Nasional (BN) at the present time to form the kind of government this country needs.

It is not very difficult to prove this proposition: the BN is held by its component parties and their members, in particular UMNO. In as much as some within the BN may wish to push the envelope on reform, they are subject to those who shape influence with these parties.

Sadly, these influences seem to be driven by the belief that the ends justify the means. It is for this reason that painfully sectarian communal politics and the attendant inflammatory race and religious posturing are still very much a part of our lives despite this obviously being counter to the interests of us all. Repeated pleas to reconsider the value of such politics is met with hostility or simply ignored.

Their impact on the landscape is undeniable. Constant pandering to the politics of race and religion has resulted in grave consequences. Our country has been left terribly weakened, its institutions in seeming disarray, with no clear direction as to how to restore things to the way they once were.

At the heart of this is a highly worrisome race relations problem that is not only disruptive of desperately needed unity but also undermines our fundamentals, not least for standing in the way of constructive dialogue. Rather than engage in the issues, the government chooses to police thought and expression, the imminent sedition laws for cyberspace aptly illustrating the seige mentality of the current leadership.

To say that the citizenry is fearful for its future would not be overstating the situation, I think. For many of us, hope of the leadership recognising that what is best for our country is not necessarily defined by its political interests has diminished, if not wholly faded away. Trends that led us to doubt the quality and integrity of the government have not been arrested; concerns about the independence of key institutions–the Attorney-General's Chambers, police, anti-corruption commission, Judiciary, and Election Commission, to name but a few–still abound as do doubts about the commitment of these bodies to the spirit of the Constitution.

The rakyat (people) has for some time felt that it cannot take their government at face value or believe in it being committed to do right by them. The constant refrains by its agents that all is well have worn thin. It is for this reason that the vote turned against the BN in 2008 the way it did. Wisdom would dictate that this was not so much due to voters favoring the PR rather than rejecting the BN.

Forgive me if I am not saying anything new in this. There is a purpose in reiterating this for the benefit of the PR. In the aftermath of the previous general election, opposition politicians talked about the political tsunami that engulfed the nation in tones of euphoric surprise initially. Over time, the tone and tenor of the rhetoric mutated and it is beginning to seem as if some of the politicians feel they are where they entitled to be. Some have gone so far as to posture as if they are our only choice.

This sense of entitlement is worrying as it is possibly indicative of politics having trumped the underlying cause of change and reform. If this is the case, the line between these politicians and those whom they condemn is less defined than they would have us believe. It would be wise for these politicians to recall that they were swept to success by a voter sentiment that is as likely to change its direction if the voters are left dissatisfied with what they perceive.

Leave aside the fact that the PR has precious little to make voters aware of what it expects to when, and if, it gets to Putrajaya. Or that it has not made clear what and how it will do as the government will be more viable for the nation than what the BN is doing. These are important issues but are unfortunately beyond the scope of this commentary.

Consider instead what it is Malaysians are being shown about PR through Keadilan. The Keadilan party election controversy raises serious questions about the ability of the party, and its allies whose fate is tied to it, to champion democracy it says it is fighting for.

Electoral irregularities are bound to happen and in any race, there will always be concerns about how

The PKR Troika for Change and Reform

level the playing field is. What is troubling is the scale of the complaints and the manner in which they have, or rather have not, been addressed. We have heard much about naysayers, traitors and the like, but we have heard little about the complaints levelled against the process and how they have been dealt with.

Malaysians need to understand clearly what it is that happened and why it happened. In particular, they need to be made to understand why there are factions within the party that have allowed their personal interests to get in the way of the cause they have represented themselves as championing.

Equally of concern is how, despite the matter having a direct bearing in the reputation of the reputation of the coalition as a whole, the other members of the PR feel unqualified to raise their concerns about it publicly. This is reminiscent of the relationship that the other component parties have with UMNO and, if so, raises an issue as to the power dynamics within the coalition.

The PR cannot run away from the fact that the Keadilan controversy has dented public confidence. Simply repeating that all is well will not go far in addressing the fundamental difficulties that have been brought into focus by it. Concrete steps must be taken.

Which brings me to the crux of the matter. It still hold the view that we need a new way of governing our country.. The question is, are we comfortable with placing our hopes entirely on PR? Some would have us believe that it is one or the other, a model that is problematic now that PR has shown itself to have feet of clay. I do not think our options are that limited. For one, PR can be made to see that it does not play a messianic role in the unfolding saga. For another, who is to say that we should not be recasting the paradigm and looking at alternatives?

*Malek Imtiaz Sarwar
is a lawyer and the president of the National Human Rights Society (HAKAM). Source: The Edge Malaysia (November 29, 2010)
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5 Responses to "An Alternative Paradigm for Change and Reform(?)"

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I am sure that Messrs Frank and that man from New York, Mongkut Bean agree with Wan Azizah who said that Anwar is God's Gift to Malaysians. On the contrary, Anwar is the root cause of the election fiasco in PKR which saw the departure of Zaid Ibrahim into the boondocks, and the rise of Azmin Ali as Deputy President. She has no other choice I guess but to praise her husband. Masuk bakul angkat sendiri.

I agree with Lawyer Malek Imtiaz that PR has lost its shine and this is due to the internal political bickerings of PKR. Anwar promises to clean his party. He has said that many times before, now many are fed with him and they will show what they feel in the G13. Yes, some PKR politicians are arrogant; they think they are God's Gift to us. Take the example of Yusmadi Yusof, the MP for Balik Pulau.

Ahmadi Hussein - November 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm
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Me no relative of King Mongkut. Me no in New York. Me next to Wat Siam, Bakaq Bata, Aloq Setaq. About to get on the back of the kerbau, getting ready to ride into the sunset with old timers Din, Tok Cik just as soon as tean finishes milking the neighbor's cow for milk. About the only teats free. All the other cows have been taken.

PKR has always been for me a DOA case i.e. dead on arrival. You do not resuscitate a dead body. You bury it.

Mr Bean - November 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm
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Here's what I wrote earlier on that "Anwar is God's gift to Malaysia" comment alleged to have been made by Wan Azizah.

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A wife is expected to stand by her husband through thick and thin. Wan Azizah is obviously the typical wife who is deeply loyal to her husband, the kind of wife any politician would want to have. She is protective of her husband. Already, for there to be defamation of character of a public figure, for example, the law requires proof of actual malice. Unlike a private figure where no proof of actual malice is required — only negligence. Your husband as a politican and a public figure is vulnerable. If you have a public figure for a husband, you must know that public showing of loyalty to him, your confidence in his ability and trust in him are indispensable.

If reports are accurate she could have gone over the top with some of her comments. But that is understandable. She worships her husband. Lesser mortals would have left the man a long time ago.

It matters too if she was speaking in Bahasa or English when words like, "Anwar is God's gift to Malaysia" are attributed to her. In English that is over blown use of the language. In Bahasa it may not sound so over the top considering the traditional position of women among Muslim men.

Mr Bean – November 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

Mr Bean - November 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm
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The least we could do now is to locate a burial plot for PKR. But since PKR is neither Muslim, nor Christian, nor Hindu and nor Buddhist it is going to be hard to find one. However, I can assure you that when you do, it is about the only time in Malaysia's history when the UMNO run government would be prepared to overlook the religious denomination of the deceased. It may even prepare the plot for free with an all expenses paid state burial.

Mr Bean - November 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm
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Dear Din and friends/readers:

I was there when Kak Wan delivered her keynote address,and I so agree with Bean's para viz: "It matters too if she was speaking in Bahasa or English when words like, "Anwar is God's gift to Malaysia" are attributed to her. In English that is over blown use of the language. In Bahasa it may not sound so over the top considering the traditional position of women among Muslim men."

Her delivery was indeed in BM, and I also believe body language/face expressions and other gestures are important to gauge the speaker's conviction and sincerity. Being present I can state that Kak Wan fulfilled these two essential traits/(desiderata) of an "inciental" leader of PKN she founded while Anwar was sacked from UMNO and subsequently arrested and charged…Sorry I digressed a bit.

I also agree with Bean's excpt for the inclusion of the word "typical" in the following:"A wife is expected to stand by her husband through thick and thin. Wan Azizah is obviously the typical wife who is deeply loyal to her husband, the kind of wife any politician would want to have." Not typical to my mind is because it's rare for such a spouse sharing the trials of tribulations of a husband jailed (on still widely believed "trumped-up chargeswith one of 2 convictions overturned at the highest court of appeal, but tragically we see Sodomy 2 in play again — something only possible in "Bolehland", and yes,I speak sarcastically!

I am a PKR member in Seremban, and proud of it I add — and at coffeetiam chats I have met several Non-PKR mates who say that indeed our country is lucky to be blessed with a leader like Anwar; otherwise, Malaysia would have long gone to the dogs. Cheers to awe –YL, Desi

ylchong - November 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm


Just like Martin Luther and Joan of Arc, these two are also blessed and pre-ordained by God to rule and to save the the country!?

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 08:31 AM PST

Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. Like Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI), Luther was also "pre-ordained" by God to "lead".



Like Wan Azizah, Joan of Arc was also pre ordained to saved France!


Like Martin Luther and Joan of Arc, these are new members of pre-ordained and blessed by God people!!??



A remark by PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that the notion of Malay rights should be scrapped, was seen as an attempt to save the party from sinking , alluding to the slow deterioration of the opposition party due to corruption and abuse of power!
By getting rid of Malay rights, as stipulated in the Constitution, is at the the same time asking to get rid of the system of Constitutional Monarchy?! By asking to get rid of the Malay special rights, Wan Azizah is also clearly asking that monarchy be abolished!!
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin described the remark by Wan Azizah Wan Ismail yesterday as an attempt "to salvage a sinking ship." In her keynote address at the PKR congress, Wan Azizah said the notions of "ketuanan Melayu" (Malay supremacy) should be abandoned so that the younger generation would grow up with the vision of "dignified race" or "dignified Malay."
Muhyiddin said the statement was made in an attempt to win the support of the people at a time when the party was in disarray following a divisive party election.
He also said PKR leaders should respect Article 153 of the Federal Constitution which provides a safeguard for the special position of the Malays and Bumiputera as well as the interests of other communities.This provision should serve as a guiding principle in championing the cause of the people, he said.
He was also quoted as saying:"However, it seems that this is not the case with PKR."
To add further to the insult by Wan Azizah, she was also smug in expressing her feeling and opinion by that her husband Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI) as being bestowed and pre-ordained by God to be the leader for all??!!



Ketuanan Melayu berpasak di Kesultanan Melayu! PKR mahu menghapuskan nya!

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 06:38 AM PST


Azizah rallies party faithful, trashes 'ketuanan Melayu' from MalaysiakiniTV on Vimeo.



Kesultanan Melayu adalah institusi Ketuanan Melayu didalam negara Malaysia ini. 


Bilamana Presiden PKR berkata bahawa konsep "Ketuanan Melayu" wajib ditinggalkan kerana ia didakwa hanya slogan untuk memperdaya bangsa itu sendiri maka implikasi kenyataannya itu turut membawa akibat kepada kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu itu sendiri!


Kesultanan Melayu didalam negeri negeri di Semenanjung Tanah Melayu ini turut menjadi pelindung kepada kedudukan Agama Islam didalam Perlembagaan Malaysia.


Seandainya kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu yang menjadi lambang Ketuanan melayu ini diganggu gugat maka nasib umat Islam didalam Malaysia ini akan turut terancam kerana tidak akan ada lagi pihak yang mahu mempertahankan kepentingan umat ini.


Makanya orang orang Melayu yang beragama Islam mesti menentang cita cita PKR ingin menghapuskan hak hak Melayu dan kedudukan umat Islam didalam negara ini!


Saya kira kenyataan Presiden PKR Wan Azizah ini adalah terang terangan satu jenayah berat dan ia boleh disabitkan dengan kesalahan dibawah :


Akta Hasutan 1948. Akta 15 Bab 3.1 Kurungan (f) :



bagi mempersoalkan apa-apa perkara, hak, taraf,kedudukan, keistimewaan, kedaulatan atau prerogatif yang ditetapkan atau dilindungi oleh peruntukan
Bahagian III Perlembagaan Persekutuan atau Perkara 152, 153 atau 181 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.


Samada anda sedar atau pun tidak, sebarang kenyataan seperti yang dibuat oleh Wan Azizah atau sesiapa sahaja yang mencabar kedudukan istimewa orang orang Melayu dengan mempersoalkan 'Ketuanan Melayu' adalah secara tidak langsung sebenarnya mempersoalkan kedudukan Sultan Sultan dan Raja Melayu yang merupakan asas pemerintahan Raja Berparlimen didalam negara ini!


Kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu didalam Perlembagaan Malaysia menjamin akan kedudukan istimewa orang orang Melayu dan sebarang percubaan untuk menidakkan 'Ketuanan Melayu' ini adalah bererti sipenderhaka ini cuba menggulingkan kedudukan Kesultanan Melayu diwaktu yang sama.


Kesultanan Melayu itu adalah menjadi teras kerajaan berparlimen di Malaysia. Tidak ada perpisahan diantara Kesultanan Melayu, Kedudukan Agama Islam dan Ketuanan Melayu didalam Kerajaan Malaysia ini.


Wan Azizah boleh dikira sebagai pengkhianat kepada kepentingan orang orang Melayu yang menganut Agama Islam kerana sudah berani meminta agar kedudukan orang orang Melayu yang mengepalai Kesultanan Melayu dihapuskan!


Mengapakah Kementerian Dalam Negeri masih berdiam diri menyaksikan semua jenayah hasutan ini terbiar tanpa tindakan yang pantas dan tegas?


Tunjukkan lah bahawa KDN masih ujud dan bersiapsiaga mempertahankan kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu, Ketuanan Melayu dan Islam didalam negara ini dan bertindak lah terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang berani mengeluarkan kenyataan sebegini mahu menghapuskan hak hak umat Melayu Islam seMalaysia!


Saya percaya rata rata umat Islam Melayu seMalaysia tak mahu dengar sebarang 'amaran' lagi. 


Ini sah sah satu kesalahan jenayah hasutan yang buktinya sudah saya sertakan didalam bentuk video di atas!


Apa KDN mahu menutup mata, memekakkan telinga dan diam membisu lagi?


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Nurul Izzah Anwar Sah Menjadi Naib Presiden PKR

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 06:28 AM PST

Puteri Reformasi, Nurul Izzah Anwar telah sah dinobatkan sebagai Naib Presiden PKR yang baru. Pihak Malaysiawaves mengucapkan syabas dan selamat bertugas. Semoga Allah SWT memberikan kejayaan serta keupayaan kepada beliau untuk menjadi ikon politik kepada kesemua pengundi muda dan pengundi pertama kali dalam pilihanraya yang bakal diadakan tidak lama lagi.

Tahniah dan selamat bertugas wahai Puteri Reformasi


PKR sahkan Azmin timbalan presiden, Elizabeth Wong undi tertinggi MPP
TERKINI @ 06:47:21 PM 28-11-2010
Oleh Syed Mu'az Syed Putra
November 28, 2010
PETALING JAYA, 28 Nov - Di sebalik proses pemilihan langsung bersejarah yang turut dicemari dakwaan kecacatan dan kepincangan, Azmin Ali hari ini secara rasmi diumumkan sebagai Timbalan Presiden PKR yang baru.

Azmin menggantikan Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali yang menyandang jawatan itu sejak 2003.

Naib Presiden itu menewaskan pencabarnya yang juga Naib Presiden PKR Mustaffa Kamil Ayub dengan memperoleh undi sebanyak 19,534.

Azmin merupakan timbalan presiden keempat PKR yang ditubuhkan April 1999.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mengekalkan jawatannya tanpa cabaran.

Awalnya jawatan timbalan presiden ditandingi oleh Datuk Zaid Ibrahim tetapi menarik diri selepas minggu kedua pengundian atas alasan wujud kepincangan dalam proses pemilihan.

Mustaffa juga membuat dakwaan itu tetapi meneruskan saingan dengan protes.

Keputusan itu diumumkan oleh Pengerusi Tetap Hishamuddin Ismail ketika Kongres Nasional PKR yang berakhir hari ini.

Sementara itu, bagi jawatan naib presiden, Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar mendahului senarai apabila menerima 13,211 undi.

Ini kali pertama Puteri Reformasi itu bertanding jawatan itu.

Kesemua empat naib presiden yang dipilih merupakan muka baru.

Turut memegang jawatan itu Ahli Parlimen Batu Tian Chua yang mendapat 11,744 undi, Ahli Parlimen Kuantan Fuziah Salleh (8,927) dan Timbalan Ketua Menteri 1 Pulau Pinang Datu Dr Mansor Othman (8,576).

Bagi 20 jawatan Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat (MPP), Elizabeth Wong mendapat undi tertinggi dengan menerima 10,897 undi.

Ia diikuti Badrulamin Bahron (9,672), Hee Loy Sian (8,473), Khalid Jaafar (7,889), Johari Abdul (7,719) dan Abdul Rahman Yusof (7,719).

Turut dipilih menjawat ahli MPP yang baru adalah Haniza Talha (7,588), Fariz Musa (7,511), Zakaria Abdul Hamid (7,170), Roland Chia Ming Shan (7,095), Siti Aisah Shaik Ismail (6,876), Ismail Yusof (6,332), Latheefa Koya (6,242), S. Kesavan (6,139), Shuhaimi Shafiei (6,095), M. R. Shamugam (5,964), Yusmadi Yusoff (5,810), S. Manikumar (5,789), Mustafa Kamal Yusoff (5,745), Christina Liew (5,707).


Gerakan & PKR - 40 years of Darkness?

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 05:00 AM PST

Now that his funeral is over, I suppose we should remind ourselves of the legacy Lim Chong Eu and his 1969 colleagues had provided us 40 years ago. The Gerakan Party then (and I stressed on 'then' wakakaka) was the first non socialist party to come together with a brilliant multiracial (or no-race oriented) political party to defeat the Perikatan (Barisan Naisonal's predecessor) in Penang.

Gerakan Party and its DAP, PPP and PAS allies (yes, PAS was part of the bloc that had an election understanding, though it was not a coalition in the mode of today's Pakatan) overturned the Malaysian political world, where people saw the vulnerability of the Perikatan just a mere 12 years after Merdeka, perhaps in the same way many Asians saw the less-than-invincibility of the British after it was trounced drastically by the Japanese during WWII.

May 13 had to occur for a very shaken UMNO. Both Selangor and Perak were slipping through its hands. The inevitable, for these two states, as well as a Gerakan-turned-BN controlled Penang, to slip from BN hands had to wait for another 40 years.

Note: I have not mentioned much about Kelantan and Terengganu as control of these two states were generally within PAS' reach and have certainly changed hands. As many suspect, the politics of Sabah and Sarawak had more to do with the UMNO central government keeping them out of Catholic hands and the threats of secession. Sabah's Donald Stephens converted to Islam becoming (the late) Fuad Stephens but Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Sarawak's (the late) Stephen Kalong Ningkan remained Christians.

The 1969-Gerakan and its allies DAP, PPP and PAS won handsomely on 10 May 1969 for two reasons, namely (no, it had nothing to do with Hindraf leading the way as hubristic Uthayakumar, bro & supporters would constantly us, wakakaka), namely:

(1) The voters (not just Chinese and Indians but Malays as well) were thoroughly fed up with the UMNO-led coalition of Perikatan, and ready for a change.

(2) The opposition had a no-split vote understanding. This was slightly different from the current vote 'anyone except BN' which developed into 'vote Pakatan', a frightening prospect for UMNO and its kutus.

After Lim Chong Eu took Gerakan into BN, the 1969 political supernova was followed by 40 years of weak opposition, played mainly by DAP and PAS.

Today, it's easy to criticise Dr Lim for his action with the advantage of 40 years hindsight, as Terence Netto of Malaysiakini had done in his article He read the tides well, but not deeply. Dr Lim had to consider the well-being of Penangites in the wake of a horrendous May 13 and the very likelihood of a Perikatan federal government (running the emergency NOC) sabotaging his fledging government, as today's UMNO is attempting ceaselessly to do to Lim GE's Pakatan state government of Penang. The only difference is that today Lim GE has the advantage of living in a more globalised and 'internationally smaller' world and thus indirectly enjoying its 'protection'.

OK, back to the last 40 years of Malaysia – The BN government with increasing oil revenue, profligate spending and unexplainable and obscene lifestyle by many BN leaders (leadership by terrible example) led to unfettered and deep rooted corruption. Everyone, from politician to policeman, wants not only to get rich but obscenely rich, and pretty pronto too. And why not for the poor mata-mata, when they could see plainly some fat cats living in palatial mansions, like a once railway gate keeper or a dentist?

When the law was found to be not suitable for UMNO's requirements, it raped the Constitution at will, changing its Articles as and when it liked. Then, Lim Kit Siang's greatest wish was humble, to only deny the BN its 2/3 majority so as to stop the violation of the Constitution. Today, Lim's ambition has grown beyond the magic 2/3 majority.

The inevitable consequence of the 40 years of Dark Interregnum since 1969 witnessed continuous and increasing UMNO avarice, arrogance and aggression. Their political leaders rode roughshod over everyone including their non-Malay allies. Ketuanan Melayu UMNO was at its peak. MCA and PPP were figuratively 'slapped' more than once by UMNO. Kayveas and his PPP were personally and publicly humiliated by Ali Rustam. The voters were by then disgusted with UMNO and the silent and subservient MCA, Gerakan, PPP and MIC.

Thus the voters wanted to change the government.

At the same time, the opposition were ready with a political memorandum of understanding a la 1969, namely, not to split votes. The difficult job of seats sharing was nonetheless achieved, though recently doubts have been raised as to PKR's real membership numbers.

08 March 2008 was exactly like 10 May 1969. Pakatan was the equivalent of Gerakan and its 'friends' of 1969 (DAP, PPP and PAS).

But what about the coming 13th general election? Can Pakatan maintain the two following factors, namely:

(1) The voters will be ready and want to change the federal government.

(2) The opposition has a no-split vote understanding.

Let's discuss the second factor first. I believe it is achievable. In fact, it'll be more than just not splitting votes as the several by-elections since 08 March 2008 have shown that the Pakatan allies could actually marshal votes for each other from their respective supporters.

The only spoiler to the no-split vote strategy will be mosquito parties like Uthayakumar's HRP. Yes, I believe they may deny Pakatan (especially DAP) a few seats. Mind you, HRP does not have the sort of numbers they imagine to be commanding as many Indians have already returned to the BN fold, wakakaka, so its deliberate intention to damage DAP's prospects may not be that effective or significant.

What about the first factor? Obviously we have been aware of Najib's campaigning, though UMNO has been careful to assure its heartland it hasn't abandoned its ketuanan Melayu policy by frequent spurts of bigotry, through its (pretend) maverick politician-leaders, civil servants and the insidious seditious Utusan and other mouthpieces.

On the Pakatan side, I see its Achilles heel, lamentably the fallout from the PKR's shameful scandalous party polls, where complaints against vote rigging were blatantly ignored while complainants were labelled as traitors. It took no meaningful or sincere actions until eons later for Anwar Ibrahim to come up with a promise to deal with each complaint, a promise of action grudgingly brought about by the very serious threat from the damage done to PKR unity, though I believe like his reformasi call, it's nothing more than just lip service, again.

If one can forgive the second terrible trio of Dr Wan Azizah, Dr Syed Husin and Dr Molly Cheah, can one the principal terrible trio of Anwar, Azmin and Saifuddin?

Today PKR is a house divided, very very much divided. As Jonson Chong warned Dr Wan Azizah: If the president still does not take some serious action to remedy this situation, then I'm afraid the party's days may be numbered with or without a new line-up. And let me unequivocally state that I am not addressing the de facto leader on this matter because I no longer recognise the validity of that position.

And as I wrote in my previous post: Jonson's last paragraph requires urgent attention but I doubt Dr Wan Azizah has the will, willingness and wibawa (authority) to take action.

Alas, PKR has proven itself to be nothing more than a cult party. I fear its effect on Pakatan will be the same as Gerakan joining BN in 1972. It may bring upon us another 40 years of Dark Age.


KESAH BENAR: Isu Kafir Mengkafir

Posted: 28 Nov 2010 06:46 AM PST

PAS sering dituduh UMNO mengkafirkan UMNO. Tapi, tahukah anda bahawa TIDAK PERNAH walau sekalipun, di dalam mana-mana Ucapan Dasar Presiden semenjak PAS ditubuhkan sehingga hari ini, menyatakan yang UMNO itu kafir?

Hakikatnya, mengkafirkan UMNO itu bukan polisi dan dasar PAS. Ini adalah fakta yang tidak dapat dinafikan oleh sesiapa sahaja.

YANG MULA MENGKAFIRKAN UMNO ADALAH TOK2 GURU PONDOK DI KEDAH DAN KELANTAN

Yang mula mengkafirkan UMNO adalah Tok2 Guru Pondok dari Kelantan dan Kedah semenjak tahun 60an lagi. Isu-isu yang membawa Tok2 Guru ini berijtihad bahawa UMNO kafir adalah:

1.0 Loteri UMNO 1951
2.0 UMNO menghalalkan arak
3.0 UMNO menghalalkan judi
4.0 UMNO menolak hukum shariah Islam dan hukum jenayah Islam
5.0 UMNO menolak Negara Islam
6.0 UMNO menyokong murtadnya Natrah
7.0 UMNO bekerjasama dengan orang bukan Islam untuk menghalang terlaksanya hukum Islam
8.0 UMNO menyebarkan fahaman "Politik Suku Agama Suku" kepada orang2 Melayu Islam
9.0 UMNO menindas institusi-insititusi pondok dan "sekolah2 agama " rakyat
10.0 UMNO menghalalkan hiburan yang mengkhayalkan
11.0 UMNO membuka kilang arak
12.0 Pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO pada masa itu ramai yang kaki botol dan kaki minum arak
13.0 Pemimpin2 UMNO pada masa itu majoriti meninggalkan solat (kecuali pemimpin2 UMNO dari Johor)

dan banyak lagi sebab-sebab yang membawa kepada ijtihad sedemikian.

Malahan, pada awal tahun 2000, Tulang Besi pernah bertanya kepada salah seorang YB PAS dari Kedah sekarang dan beliau memberitahu Tok2 Guru Pondok ini, walaupun telah tua, masih berpegang dengan ijtihad bahawa UMNO itu kafir. Ertinya mereka tidak pernah berganjak dari ijtihad mereka.

UMNO GELABAH, SALAHKAN PAS

UMNO sudah tentu menggelabah dan berpeluh2 dengan ijtihad yang datang dari Tok-Tok Guru Pondok ini. Rata-rata Tok2 guru ini dihormati dan disegani di atas keilmuan mereka.

Kalau UMNO cuba untuk mendakwa Tok2 guru ini di Mahkamah Syariah, nescaya tiada hakim yang sanggup mendengar kes mereka kerana kesemua hakim2 mahkamah syariah pada masa itu menghormati tok-tok guru pondok ini. MAjoriti mereka adalah anak2 murid kepada tok2 guru tersebut.

Maka, strategi telah dirangka dan akhirnya UMNO membuat cerita fitnah kononnya tuduhan kafir ini datangnya dari PAS dan bukannya dari pondok.

KEBETULAN PONDOK2 ADALAH KUBU PAS

Pada masa itu, secara kebetulan, kubu2 PAS adalah di kawasan yang banyak institusi pondok. Maka, apabila UMNO melayangkan fitnah ini, mudahlah rakyat Melayu mempercayainya. Ini kerana pada tahun 60an rakyat tidak dapat membezakan antara Pondok dengan PAS. Dan oleh kerana media amat jarang pada masa itu, fitnah UMNO ini mudah sahaja ditelan oleh majoriti orang Melayu.

Dan berapa ramaikan orang Melayu pada masa itu yang dapat mendengar UCapan Dasar yang dibaca oleh Yang Dipertua Agung PAS?
Juga, ramai Tok2 Guru pondok pada tahun 60an memegang jawatan dalam PAS, bertanding pilihanraya mewakili PAS, menjadi Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN PAS serta berkempen dan berusaha mengembangkan pengaruh PAS.

Misalnya kerusi Pengkalan Chepa. Waktu Tok Guru Nik Aziz bertanding dalam pilihanraya kecil pada tahun 1967, beliau bertanding kerana wafatnya Tok Guru Haji Ahmad Kerian akibat dari penyakit yang beliau dapat selepas beliau ditahan di bawah ISA. (Soalan kepada UMNO: Tok Guru Haji Ahmad ni kominis jugak ke?). Ertinya, semenjak dahulu lagi PAS adalah parti yang mengangkat martabat ulama dan tok-tok guru, tidak seperti UMNO.

Maka, fakta ini memudahkan lagi UMNO menyebarkan fitnah kononnya PAS mengkafirkan UMNO.

POLISI MENGKAFIRKAN UMNO MERUGIKAN PAS

Hakikatnya, PAS tidak pernah mengkafirkan UMNO. PAS tidak mampu mengkafirkan UMNO kerana ribuan ahli2 UMNO adalah pengundi tegar PAS.

Sebagai contoh, arwah datuk saya adalah seorang pegawai kerajaan. Kalau di RTM pada tahun 60'an dan 70'an, siapa yang tidak kenal "Haji Zainal Bilik Berita". Semua Menteri2 mahu berkawan dengan beliau. Pernah sekali waktu Tunku Abdul Rahman berucap, arwah datuk saya datang lambat. Arwah Tunku boleh berhenti berucap dan meminta arwah datuk saya duduk di depan.

Di zaman orang2 Melayu naik haji dengan kapal, arwah datuk saya naik Haji bersama rombongan Yang Dipertuan Agung dengan menaiki pesawat dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Sungai Besi. Siap arwah datuk saya dapat masuk Kaabah lagi.
Begitu rapatnya arwah datuk saya dengan UMNO dan pemimpin2 UMNO.

Namun, setiap kali pilihanraya umum dan kecil, TIDAK PERNAH arwah datuk saya mengundi Kapal Layar (Perikatan) ataupun Dacing (Barisan Nasional). Arwah datuk saya akan mengundi, secara "default", lambang Bulang Bintang ( atau Bulan  PAS).
Ertinya PAS tidak mungkin mengeluarkan fatwa demikian kerana ia merugikan PAS sebagai parti yang memerlukan undi. Fatwa yang sedemikian hanya akan menyebabkan ribuan serta puluhan ribu ahli dan penyokong UMNO berhenti mengundi PAS.

UMNO BERJAYA MENYELAMATKAN DIRI MEREKA SEKALI LAGI DALAM ISU KAFIR MENGKAFIR

Akibat penguasaan media yang begitu ketat oleh UMNO, maka UMNO terselamat sekali lagi dalam isu kafir mengkafir ini.
Dan yang masyarakat pandang serong akhirnya adalah PAS kerana masyarakat ramai yang terpengaruh dengan fitnah UMNO ini.

Saya sering mencabar juak-juak UMNO untuk mendakwa PAS di Mahkamah Syariah kiranya benar PAS mengkafirkan UMNO. Seringkali cabaran saya ini tidak berani dijawab oleh juak-juak UMNO kerana mereka tahu tuduhan mereka adalah palsu.

Atapun saya cabar juak2 UMNO supaya bawa SATU Ucapan Dasar PAS yang menyatakan UMNO itu kafir. Saya cabar mana-mana juak UMNO supaya bawa ke hadapan bukti.
Yang UMNO takut adalah sedarnya masyarakat orang Melayu/Islam bahawa tuduhan kafir ke atas UMNO ini sebenarnya datang dari pondok-pondok dan bukannya dari PAS.

Tidak hairanlah UMNO begitu agreasif membunuh pondok-pondok serta sekolah-sekolah agama rakyat kerana takutnya mereka akan terdedahnya rahsia ini.

Semoga artikel ini dapat memberi keupayaan kepada pembaca semua di dalam membuat penilaian dan membezakan yang mana intan dan yang mana kaca.

Wallahualam bissawab
Tulang Besi


Ucapan DS Wan Azizah jadi bualan

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 11:51 PM PST

SALAM! Ucapan DS Wan Azizah, presiden PKR, di Kongres parti itu pada 27 Nov lalu menarik perhatian ramai. DS Wan Azizah mempertahankan suaminya, DS Anwar Ibrahim, dengan kata2 berikut:

"Apa yang tidak pernah dialami oleh Sdra Anwar? Ditangkap, diISAkan,dipukul, disiksa, diaibkan dan dihumban ke dalam penjara. Sejak merdeka, tidak pernah ada tokoh negara lain yang difitnah, dihina dan disiksa secara berterusan seperti yang dialami Saudara Anwar. Namun, beliau tetap gagah dan tabah meneruskan perjuangan bersama kita. Apakah rahsia sebenar hingga beliau tetap kental sehingga ke hari ini? Jawapan saya adalah Saudara Anwar Ibrahim adalah seorang insan yang hebat yang memang dianugerahkan Tuhan untuk kita semua untuk menjadi pemimpin rakyat. Jika beliau insan biasa seperti kita, sudah lama mengundur dan tenggelam di celah segala cabaran dan gelora yang berlalu."


What I learned today. Sunday

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 11:04 PM PST

For some reason I didn't read the newspapers yesterday. But I picked it up this morning and I am glad that I did because I made an important discovery.


If you have to be sick you better do it now because in years to come the doctors in our hospitals may not know a stethoscope from a badminton racket.

According to reports there is an oversupply of medical housemen or doctors in training. So much so that the specialist consultants charged with training these future doctors feel that they (the teachers) cannot cope. Hospital KL's senior consultant physician Dr. S. Jayaindran said each specialist was supervising 4 times as many housemen compared to a decade ago. He also said the interns were seeing fewer patients and therefore had fewer opportunities to carry out adequate procedures. And some lacked responsibility towards their patients and did not know how to give an accurate diagnosis.

One of the reasons given for this oversupply of trainee doctors is that there are more and more medical schools opening up locally. (And we know that it is the secret wish of every Malaysian mom and dad that at least one of their children becomes a doctor.)

And as usual the knee-jerk reaction from the government was announced by the Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai when he quickly announced that the government would build more teaching hospitals and import more foreign consultants to alleviate the problem. He also said that steps have been taken to make training compulsory for 2 years instead of the current 1. I guess there will be some collateral damage. But never mind la. Ministers and such can always get medical treatment overseas. Right?

And he has such soft hands too

Last evening I received a tweet from @MukhrizMahathir which said "Anwar is an outstanding human being, given by God to lead the people".  I couldn't close my jaws for 30 seconds after I read that. That's a bit much isn't it? Given by God to lead the people???!!! I know being a loyal, devoted wife Wan Azizah is deservedly proud of her husband's 'achievements'. But to come out with a statement like that in a party congress and to be reported by all the opposition-owned media?  That is not being very clever. No? I checked with some people from PKR and they said "No lah!"

And I got a copy of the PKR President's speech.  What Wan Azizah actually said was, "......Saudara Anwar Ibrahim adalah seorang insan hebat yang memang dianugerahkan Tuhan untuk kita semua untuk menjadi pemimpin rakyat."

Any better than the English translation? I don't think so. And so The Sunday Star today carried the usual photos of smiling Najib and Rosmah and also had a photo of the loving husband and wife team of Anwar and Azizah with the headline "Anwar a 'god-sent' leader, declares Wan Azizah".

All of a sudden I feel that the Umno-led Barisan Nasional have tighten their grip on Putrajaya. They certainly do have a much better spin-doctoring machine.


NIAMAH!!!




Recent Malaysian History

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 09:32 PM PST


By Krishna Singh

Lee Chong Shan learns
"Sejarah Hari Ini"

History to be made
compulsory pass subject soon.

It was the first day of a school in Kulai, Johor and a new Chinese student named Lee Chong Shan entered Standard four.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some Malaysian History.

Who said, 'Merdeka, Merdeka" ?

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chong Shan who had his hand up: 'Tengku Abdul Rahman, 31 August 1957' he said.

'Very good!
Who said ' China 's authoritarian rule is more effective than the 'democracy' practiced in Malaysia ?''

Again, no response except from Chong Shan.
'Mamakkutty from Kerala, 2010' he said.

The teacher snapped at the class,
'Boys, you should be ashamed.
Chong Shan, who is a pendatang to our country, knows more about our history than you do.'

She heard a loud whisper:
'@#$** the Chinese.'

'Who said that?' she demanded.
Chong Shan put his hand up.
'Perkasa Chief, Ibrahim Ali.'

Now furious, another student yells, 'Yeah, I am Malay first, Malaysian second!'

Chong Shan jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Muhideen Mohd Yassin, 2010'.

At that point, a student in the back said, 'Correct, correct, correct!'

The teacher glares around and asks
'All right! Now, who said that?'

Again, Chong Shan says,
'Lawyer VK Lingam in a telephone conversation brokering the appointment of top judges with the former Chief Justice.'

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, 'I am not ashamed to admit that I cannot compete with the Chinese and Indian students.'

Chong Shan frantically yells at the top of his voice, 'Mamakkutty from Kerala in Medical College .'

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around her on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!'

And Chong Shan said quietly, 'I think it was Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 2008'.


Ketuanan Anwar Diperkasakan

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 07:46 PM PST

When Mahathir was PM of Malaysia and UMNO President, most of the delegates went straight to issues related to their party, the Govt policies and the leadership. Hardly were there any Perhimpunan Agung UMNO (PAU) that sang praises of Mahathir like he was a demi-God.

Malaysians made him the Prime Minister for 22 years for his economic and political policies that ensured FDIs inflow and stability.
As we moved on from Mahathir to Pak Lah to Najib today, life goes on. UMNO was and still is as democratic as any party in the world. It was always the Government and Party first, never about any individuals.

From a "self declared political victim" in 1998, Anwar was then appointed as a De Facto Leader. Every ounce of that title symbolises dictatorial leadership, hardly any democratic element in it. (There's a de facto leader also in PAS by the way)

Today, in Wan Azizah's speech at the PKR National Congress, Anwar was immortalized as a "God sent leader" and not just a De Facto Leader.

Let's ask ourselves. Ever since he became the De Facto Leader, what reforms have been done and how influential is he among leaders of PAS and DAP?
  1. Any real reforms taken place in Kelantan? Kelantan is still talking about getting clean water. Read CTS's piece - Air bersih di Kelantan 17 tahun lagi

  2. Any real reforms taken place in Penang?

  3. Any real reforms taken place in Selangor? Selangor's economy is not good even after he became the Economic Advisor.

  4. What about Kedah? Kedah, contrary to Wan Azizah's "Ketuanan Melayu harus ditinggalkan", is in fact getting more discriminatory. Read Tan Keng Liang's piece - PKR should first abolish Ketuanan Melayu concept in Pakatan states

After reading Tan Keng Liang's article, we now feel assured that Barisan Nasional, led by UMNO, has been fair to all races all these while comparatively.

Anwar often travels overseas and he often speaks of his experiences and encounters with global leaders. Well, if Anwar was that influential globally, he would have attracted countless state level FDIs and ensured that the economy of Kelantan, Kedah, Penang and especially Selangor enjoy rapid growth!



Anwar is not God sent, never. God would never send such a person who prefers rhetorical speeches rather than delivery of results, political demonstrations rather than stability and hatred rather than peace. But like it or not, the Chameleon is now God-like.

Ketuanan Anwar Diperkasakan, Kedewaan Anwar Diperkenalkan.



Itu panggilan tempatan

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 07:16 PM PST


Ratu Elizabeth, Vladimir Putin dan Anwar Ibrahim akhirnya meninggal dunia dan dihukum masuk neraka.

Ratu Elizabeth dihukum masuk neraka kerana mengekalkan mahkota England dan bersuhbahat dengan kezaliman terhadap kemanusiaan dari menjajah negara lain, merompah harta negara yang dijajah dan terlibat dengan perniagaan hamba abdi.

Vladimar Putin adalah Presiden Rusia yang pernah menjadi Ketua KGB yang zalim dan menganiaya orang.

Anwar tercapai cita-cita menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia tetapi tetap dihukum ke neraka. Walaupun mahkamah tidak dapat pastikan masa berlaku liwat, pandangan hakim bahawa kejadian meliwat ada berlaku disahkan di padanag mahsyar.

Di dalam neraka, mereka mengetahui mengenai satu talipon merah lalu ditanya apa gunanya. Malaikat yang menjaga memberitahu talipon ini untuk menalipon kembali dunia.

Putin mahu menalipon balik Rusia dan bercakaplah dia selama 5 minit. Sebaik habis, malaikat memberitahu harganya satu juta dollar. Putin bayar dengan cek.

Kemudian Ratu Elizabeth minta untuk menalipon England dan bercakap selama 30 minit. Sebaik habis, baginda di beri bill sebanyak enam juta dollar. Dibayar dengan cek.

Akhir sekali Anwar mahu menalipon Azmin. Dapat dia bercakap selama empat jam. Malaikat meminta lima dollar.

Apabila Putin dengar, dia marah dan tanya pada malaikat, "Kenapa harga panggilan Anwar murah?

Malaikat senyum dan jelaskan, "Sejak Anwar ambil alih Malaysia dan diganti dengan Azmin, Malaysia dah huru hara macam neraka.

"Jadi panggilan Anwar tadi itu panggilan tempatan."


PKR bergelumang dengan masalah, BN masih bergelumang dengan salah laku

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 10:57 PM PST

PKR sedang menghadapi dugaan besar dan ianya boleh dilihat dengan jelas semasa PKR mengadakan Persidangan Agungnya hari pertamanya semalam. Baik didalam atau diluar Dewan Persidangan keadaan tidak tenteram dilihat berlaku.

Diluar dewan sekumpulan ahli PKR menunjuk perasaan kerana tidak berpuas hati dengan cara pemilihan dikendalikan oleh jawatankuasa pemilihan parti dan ini tentunya lanjutan kepada keputusan Datuk Zaid Ibrahim menarik diri dari pertandingan jawatan Timbalan Pesiden PKR dan seterusnya meninggalkan parti itu.

Dalam keadaan kepincangan semasa persidangan agung tahunannya, persidangan itu telah mengambil ketetapan untuk memberikan sokongan padu kepada Anwar Ibrahim sebagai pemimpin de facto PKR. Walaupun ada cadangan dari Wanita PKR untuk dijadikan Anwar sebagai pemimpin de facto diwujudkan secara formal dan dimasukkan kedalam perlembagaan parti namun Wan Azizah, Presiden parti itu menolak usul itu kerana struktor kepimpinan yang ada adalah baik dan tidak perlu dipinda atau dianjak.

Hasil dari perbalahan yang berlaku didalam PKR ada pihak yang bertentangan dengan parti itu merasa gembira dan menganggapnya sebagai hikmah bagi mereka yang sedang berkuasa. Ada pihak mengambilnya sebagai proses 'elimination' dalam PKR dan yang tinggal itu adalah yang benar-benar setia sahaja yang akan bergerak dengan lebih cemerlang pada masa yang akan datang dan akan memberikan kekuatan kepada parti itu.

Apa pun pandangan dan persepsi siapa pun ianya tidak bermakna UMNO dan BN akan pasti mendapat 'advantage' dalam pilihanraya yang akan datang. Jika kepimpinan UMNO dan ahli-ahlinya merasakan ini akan pasti membawa kemenangan kepada BN ini merupakan satu pandangan dan persepsi yang amat salah.

Kalau diimbau kembali apa yang berlaku dalam pilihanraya yang lalu PKR semasa itu belum pun setabil malahan PKR menghadapi masalah untuk mencari calun-calun untuk diturunkan bertanding. Itulah sebabnya ramai diantara ahli-ahli Lagislative samada diParlimen atau diDewan-Dewan Undangan negeri adalah dari mereka yang tidak mempunyai 'disposition' yang baik dan PKR wajar menggantikan mereka untuk menjamin penerimaan pengundi-pengundi. PKR hanya menangkap muat sesiapa sahaja yang mahu dan rela diturunkan sebagai calun semasa itu.

Ramai penyandang yang ada mewakili PKR sekarang ini tidak akan mendapat kemenangan kali ini jika mereka tidak digantikan dengan calun-calun yang lebih baik dari mereka yang ada sekarang ini.

Jika PKR benar-benar serius untuk menjadi parti 'alternative' maka calun-calunnya mestilah dari mereka yang berwibawa dan mempunyai pembawaan peribadi yang baik dan dikenali oleh pengundi-pengundi tempatan. PKR mesti berani dan mempunyai kekuatan untuk berubah kerana sokongan yang diperolehi dalam pilihanraya yang akan tidak sama dengan sokongan yang didapati dalam pilihanraya yang lalu.

Jika PKR tidak berusaha untuk mencari calun-calun yang baik maka ianya akan mengalami apa yang dialami oleh UMNO. UMNO sedang menghadapi delima pemilihan calun-calun pilihanraya kerana memilih calun-calun dari kalangan pemimpin bahagian dalam mana mereka mendudukki barisan kepimpinan bahagian melalui proses pemilihan yang tidak legitimate.

Budaya 'patronizing' dalam UMNO menjadikan mereka yang tidak layak menjadi barisan kepimpinan banyak bahagian-bahagian diseluruh negara. Budaya ini juga agak jelas berlaku didalam PKR, tetapi tidak seburuk yang berlaku didalam UMNO kerana kaedah pemilihan secara 'direct' yang dilakukan dalam PKR sedikit sebanyak telah memilih mereka yang dikenali dan disukai dari kalangan mereka yang keluar mengundi.

Tetapi oleh kerana tidak ramai dari ahli keluar membuang undi dalam pemilihan parti kali pertamanya ini, maka pimpinan yang dipilih tidak lah begitu 'representative' kepada kehendak ramai.

Yang akan menjadi asas penghakiman dari rakyat ialah samada parti pemerintah bersedia untuk menjadi hamba kepada rakyat dan memberikan khidmat kepada mereka seperti apa yang dilakukan oleh kerajaan-kerajaan negara maju yang secara 'relative'nya lebih telus dan 'people friendly'.

Samada PKR dan PR mampu untuk menerima dugaan politik yang besar ini bukan menjadi hal sangat. Yang lebih penting ialah samada UMNO dan BN mampu berubah.

UMNO sebagai parti pemerintah masalah perhubungan diantara ahli-ahli, walaupun ada perpecahan tetapi kuasa yang ada pada UMNO itu boleh membendung perpecahan itu dari dilihat dan ditutupi dari pemerhatian rakyat.

Tetapi didalam pilihanraya keputusan mereka untuk mengundi hanya akan dibuat didalam bilik mengundi dan disanalah akan dinyatakan segala keluhan dan gulana mereka. Ahli UMNO tidak akan keluar parti tetapi mereka mempunyai keberangkalian membelakangkan partinya dalam bilek mengundi. Itu pun yang berlaku didalam pilihanraya yang lalu dimana hanya 2 juta ahli UMNO yang memberikan undi kepada parti mereka sedangkan ahli-ahli UMNO adalah seramai 3.2 juta orang.

Rakyat masih keliru dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh kerajaan kerana semua peluang yang mega hanya diperolehi oleh segelintir kumpulan atau kroni yang hampir dan berkuasa dalam dunia korporat tanah air. Segala yang asas yang mampu dilakukan oleh GLCs dan badan-badan yang mempunyai kepenting Bumiputra dan rakyat keseluruhannya diberikan kepada syarikat besar-besar yang sama sejak pertengahan lapan puluhan dulu.

Yang terakhir kita telah mendengar bagaimana YTL telah diberikan 'head start' untuk mengendalikan 700 MHz spectrum. YTL diberikan contract untuk menyiapkan 'infrastructure' kepada projek mega ini. Kenapa 'infrastructure' ini tidak dilakukan oleh Telikom sendiri kerana YTL akan mengambil kesempatan untuk membohongi semua pihak yang kos 'infrastructure' itu hanya memakan kos tidak sampai RM 250 juta.

Jika Telikom tidak mahu membina kemudahan asas untuk 700 MHz ini kita ada Khazanah dan banyak lagi GLCs yang berkemampuan untuk menyediakan kemudahan asas ini dengan kos yang rendah. Kenapa YTL begitu istemewa dan kenapa pihak lain yang mempunyai pengetahuan tentang isu ini tidak diberikan kesempatan. Semua orang tahu YTL tidak mempunyai apa-apa pengetahuan dan pengalaman dalam bidang ini dan bidang ini bukanlah 'core' bisness bagi konglomerat istimewa ini. Yang hanya ada keada YTL ialah kepandaian menjual tenaga letrik kepada TNB dengan pembayaran diperolehi setiap minggu.

Kenapakah GLCs atau 'public companies by Guarantee ini tidak kembali kepada asas dan tujuan GLCs ini diwujudkan. Bukan tidak ada dasar yang ditetapkan oleh kerajaan lebih dari 3 dekad dahulu dalam penubuhan syarikat-syarikat kerajaan ini. Kenapa penggubal dasar dan pelaksana tidak mengikut dasar-dasar yang telah ditetapkan itu? Nampaknya GLCs yang ada pada hari ini hanya menonjolkan dan mebina ego dan glamour ketua-ketua eksekutif mereka sahaja. Segala dasar yang ada tidak diendahkan secara total.

Saya akan menulis tentang isu ini kerana ianya mempunayi elemen salahguna wang rakyat yang dilakukan secara terancang. Jika projek seperti ini terus diberikan kepada YTL untuk mengendalikannya maka kos kehidupan rakyat akan menjadi tinggi kerana kemudahan ini akan diguna pakai oleh semua lapisan rakyat tidak lama lagi.

Kos penyelengaraan ini harus dan wajar dilakukan oleh Telikom, PNB, Khazanah dan badan-badan yang berkepentingan orang Melayu agar ianya akan membolehkan rakyat membayar perkhidmatannya dengan lebih murah.

Kepada Najib, anda wajar diingati; yang akan menggunakan perkhidmatan ini adalah rakyat maka ini sepatutnya diberikan perhatian serius kerana kos kehidupan yang akan dialami oleh rakyat akan bertambah dengan begitu tinggi jika segala parcel projek ini diberikan kepada YTL untuk mengendalikannya.

Rakyat kena tahu isu ini sampai keakar umbi. MCMC wajar diperhatikan dengan teliti dan kita lihat samada badan ini mempunyai moral dan intergriti yang baik dalam isu ini.

Jika isu ini tidak mendapat jawapan yang memuaskan, ia akan memberikan kemampuan PKR untuk melalui dugaan yang mereka sedang hadapi kerana parti itulah yang akan menjadi pilihan untuk melakukan protest terhadap ketidak adilan pembahagian peluang yang ada dalam negara ini.

Rakyat jemu dengan tanggung jawab menjaga kepentingan parti yang memerintah, tetapi apabila berjaya yang memakan serta 'muntah kedarah' segala kekayaan negara diberikan kepada kumpulan manusia yang sama yang berkemampuan untuk membayar segala 'favors' yang mereka dapati itu dalam bentuk rasuah dan bermacam-macam lagi.

Rakyat dijadikan seperti kerbau disawah; membajak pagi hingga kepetang, tetapi yang kenyang hanyalah seekor dua tikus didalam kepuk padi.


De facto, my foot! What about de facts!

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 05:20 PM PST

Over the last few days I have been travelling around a fair bit. When I returned to catch up with the political news I wasn't surprised at the deteriorating state of affairs in PKR, though I am disappointed, not so much for PKR itself but for Pakatan.

From the continuing horror stories, centered around the unbelievable denial mantra of its secretary general Saifuddin Nasution and the 'ask me not, ask the Secretariat, 'coz I don't know anything, I'm just a deer caught in the headlights of a car' reenactment of Pontius Pilate by Molly Cheah, it would seem PKR is determined to show, at all costs, it is indeed the weakest link in the coalition.

In my last post
PKR without Anwar Ibrahim & Azmin Ali I wrote: I reckon the scandal, complaints and questions over the recent PKR party polls have been a blessing in disguise because it means a significant number of PKR members and supporters might have woken up, realizing their messianic icon is not so reformasi-inclined as they had blindly and foolishly believe. This may spell a nascent willingness among PKR members to consider their party as one minus Anwar and Azmin.

We now have a serious complaint, out in the open, written by Jonson Chong and published in The Malaysian Insider as
Lies, damn lies and stupidity. The article is produced in full below:

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After my polite final appeal to the president of KEADILAN was ignored … No … actually she told us that the central election committee would carry out thorough investigations and that all candidates should stop using the media to criticise the party. Although that did not sit well with me I respected her wishes so much so that even when I withdrew from the contest for a vice presidential position. I did it quietly.

Indeed, I know some shrewder politicians ridicule me for not taking the opportunity to make a public statement. Well the rationale for me is simple. I quit because I found the entire party election to be such a disappointment and it completely lacked credibility. And it gave me neither profit nor pleasure in making the party look worse than it already was (For your information I tried contacting the president directly before I wrote my open letter to her).

Now I share my true feelings not because I want to embarrass the party but because I sense the presence of foolish arrogance in the voice of the party's secretary-general. And I simply cannot remain silent in the face of bold-faced lies because I know it will eventually bring the party to its knees. Yes I am talking about his statements vis-à-vis the sacking of Jenapala.

Before I proceed, let me confess one thing I am no fan of Jenapala's. At one point in time we were both deputy secretaries-general of the party and I came to realise that I did not like the way he expressed himself which is probably due to the way he thought. Anyway I digress.

Back to the current sec-gen of KEADILAN. He said that he welcomes the police to investigate the forgery of a letter sacking Jenapala purportedly signed by the previous sec-gen. For those who are unaware I served as the deputy to the previous sec-gen. Apart from opening the doors of the party HQ and computer servers to the friendly PDRM the current sec-gen also says that, "All we did was open our files and found the letter that Salehuddin signed. How am I supposed to know if his signature was forged?" Does he expect members supporters and the public to just accept this lame explanation and conclude all is well in the party.

Please allow me to share how the previous sec-gen would have handled things if this matter cropped up, i.e. whether Jenapala was actually sacked from the party. One. he would have asked the membership officer to check Jenapala's membership status. Two, he would have asked me to scrutinise the central leadership council meetings' minutes for the relevant decision. And three, he would have asked whether we issued a letter to inform Jenapala if indeed such a decision was made.

For me, just the stupidity of how this Jenapala issue was handled is enough to tell me that the judgement of the people who are purportedly in charge of the party are seriously impaired.

But what really sickens me to the core of my being is that I know for a fact that someone in the party HQ knows that the letter is a forgery. It was created to cover up an initial honest mistake made by somebody when they said that Jenapala was sacked in February 2009.

For your information, I was the deputy secretary-general charged with the responsibility to assist the disciplinary board in handling cases referred to them by the MPP. When the Jenapala matter first came up during the party election someone from the HQ called me to ask whether there was a letter sent to Jenapala to sack him. I said there isn't such a letter and there never was such a decision to sack him. There was only a decision to sack him in principle if indeed it was found that he was involved in the formation of a new political party.

Then before I knew it I saw a letter with the previous sec-gen's signature which was purportedly sent to Jenapala to sack him way back in February 2009. I was speechless.

I was speechless because there is no doubt in my mind that the letter is a forgery, and I am dumbfounded that they could resort to such a thing to cover up an honest mistake, for which they could have just humbly informed the media and move on.

Now, in light of the police report lodged by the previous sec-gen, this matter cannot be swept under the carpet anymore, especially not the way the current sec-gen attempted to do it. I'm amazed that he doesn't see the gravity of the situation.

I know, in politics perception is everything. But I also know, in a court of law evidence is everything. And when the judiciary is not on your side, it doesn't even matter if they don't have the evidence. All they need is a good reason to put you away.

If the president still does not take some serious action to remedy this situation, then I'm afraid the party's days may be numbered with or without a new line-up. And let me unequivocally state that I am not addressing the de facto leader on this matter because I no longer recognise the validity of that position.

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Jonson's last paragraph requires urgent attention but I doubt Dr Wan Azizah has the will, willingness and wibawa (authority) to take action.

It also took me a while to think of a title for this post! I hope Jonson doesn't mind my wee creativity wakakaka.

Related: Haris Ibrahim's Shielding fraud behind a Mahathir ouster clause?


PKR information chief Latheefa Koya asked the new media can we still trust R.P.K, HARIS BRUTUS and ZAID after their failed mission to destroy P.K.R

Posted: 27 Nov 2010 04:59 PM PST

 

 

readmore Anwar ; the reformasi movement he created is the political enlightment of the rakyat of what is wrong with this country, its leaders and its system.

VOTERS in MALAYSIA finally managed to press the right buttons. In voting OUT JUDICIAL HYPOCRISY they have made it abundantly clear that they will not allow themselves to be yoked to an odious past riven by the jagged edge of class politics. That from now on, as principle challenger Mahathir may have realised, it will take a lot more to woo voters than just give to their desire of living a better life. And that, as PKR has learnt, the people of Malaysia and elsewhere will not be swayed merely by the promise of a rosy future fueled solely by the optimism and exuberance of youth.

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The message is loud and clear: That in the still fertile political firmament of Bihar if you're prepared to sow the seeds of integrity and diligence you will reap a rich harvest. And though it's always risky pronouncing judgment on the nature of a mandate so soon after the event – especially without the benefit of psephological hindsight – it's safe to say that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has done just that.

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Anwar has, as some have said, done enough to give shape to the untrammeled audacity of hope:Anwar has amply proven that it is still possible in Malaysia to succeed without straying from the moral high road. His is therefore an uplifting story in a season of disheartening private and public sector scams. The Selangor Chief Minister's unblemished image is in sharp contrast to the venal psoriasis of corruption that scars the skin of our polity.


So is Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,, then a potential Prime Ministerial candidate? Can he grow beyond Bihar and take centre stage? Though once again it might be premature to speculate on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim,'s prime ministerial prospects, it is fair to say that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is placed a notch higher than others an inclusive image. Second, he has, unlike Zaid, vital experience of navigating the choppy political waters at the Centre. Third, Anwar can, because of his acceptability at the national level, leverage the political machinery of a suddenly rejuvenated PAKATAN to instantly acquire a pan-Malaysia foothold. Already there has been much talk of the only PAKATAN emerging as a viable political formation – led by the PKR.


Much, of course, will depend on how the UMNO reconciles itself to ANWAR super power status. Much also depends on whether AWAR nurses grander ambitions. But if he does, he has less time on his side to script what could easily be an Obama moment in Malaysin politics.


PKR leaders remained undecided over the plans by an independent group to propose a slate of election candidates for the party, preferring to stick to its internal process.

PKR information chief Latheefa Koya admitted the party had compromised on the quality of candidates in the last election but said that the process has been improved since the formation of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) after Election 2008.

She also pointed out that the party's success in the last general election had managed to attract more talents into the party.

"In 2008, there was no Pakatan Rakyat, so our priority for PKR, DAP and PAS was to ensure a straight fight with Barisan Nasional (BN)," Latheefa told The Malaysian Insider.

"We had to compromise on the quality of candidates. The qualified ones were not ready, because if they lose they would have lost everything," she said.

"Now in some seats we have two to three people lining up to be the candidate," said Latheefa (picture), who was one of the party's strategists in Petaling Jaya in the last general election campaign.

When opening PKR's Youth and Wanita congress, outgoing deputy president Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali asked the party to handle the "Third Force" with care and said that the group could prevent PR from achieving a huge victory in the next general election.

The ongoing PKR congress however has been silent on the issue, preferring to focus on the status of de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The initiative to prepare candidates for the general election is led by lawyer-cum-blogger Haris Ibrahim and his group called the Barisan Rakyat.


Haris had said that the objective of the group is to offer strong candidates who would not switch allegiance in case PR forms the next federal government.

The candidates, who have been vetted through a stringent process, would only contest as independents if they are rejected by PR parties.

The group of activists and bloggers has been campaigning against BN since before Election 2008, which saw the ruling coalition losing its two-thirds parliamentary majority for the first time and losing control of four states.

They were also behind a manifesto called the People's Declaration that was endorsed by all PR parties ahead of the 12th general election.

The group was also influential in mobilising urban voters to back PR candidates in 2008.


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Zaid if you are anak jantan just resign from PKR and get lost snitch

Today, Latheefa described the move to force PKR to accept a list of outsiders as candidates as unfair."So now they are presenting a list of people who have not shown any commitment to the organisation. Which organisation will accept this? We are presented with another risk," she said.Latheefa did not think that the group's candidates would affect PKR's votes if they were to contest as independents."I doubt it very much. I don't want to sound arrogant but in our history people have always voted for familiar symbols. People still go for organisational back-up," she said.

PETALING JAYA, 27 Nov — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) hari ini menolak dakwaan kewujudan kumpulan yang dikenali sebagai "Third Force" adalah serpihan membabitkan ahli-ahli parti itu … Read More

Meanwhile, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution distanced the party from the group's initiative but was non-committal when asked if PR parties would accept its candidates.

"This initiative was started by a group of civil society activists who believe they have a role. They believe that the time has come for them to be active in politics," said Saifuddin when stressing that the existence of such an initiative should be seen as a sign of disunity in the party.

"Currently, candidate selection process is an internal affair. However the opposition has shown that in the past we have fielded candidates from NGOs to represent the party," he said, pointing out that the DAP had allowed feminist the late Zaitun Kassim to contest in Selayang in 1999.

"Whether the policy is still in force is yet to be discussed," said the Machang MP.

BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the "Third Force" is proof of dissatisfaction with the PKR leadership.

The prime minister also said "Third Force" members are welcome to join the ruling coalition as direct or associate members under its new rules.

 

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