- Madzhab Syafiee Ada Dua: Madzhab Syafiiee Qadim dan Jadid
- PENDEDAHAN: Isu "Kalimah Allah" Dirancang Oleh UMNO Sejak Awal Lagi
- Selamat Hari Natal & Selamat Tahun Baru 2011
- Heartening survey findings on PR Selangor Government
- Thick-skin Malaysians!
- The 2nd Pakatan Rakyat Convention – A Pictorial
- PAS mohon Agong tangguh RUU pengangkutan jalan
- Pakatan Hipokrit: Anwar and his believable lies
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
- 1 Malaysia logo banned
- Price of Kopi Susu to increase by an extra 20 cents! See other price increase here!
- P Uthayakumar - Hero or Zero?
- SakmongolAK47 sometimes maketh SENSE though he's pro-UMNO!
- we Malaysian voters demands apology from Barisan for ‘destroying’ Parliament
- Amir Rafiq ~ The Future Imam Muda and Plant Instrument Engineer
- Khalid, Azmin please respond immediately!
- When there's a three-cornered contest, Umno wins
- Astro mindlessly snipping off segments
- Crackpots and pea-brained logic
- Sepatutnya Lagu Tema UMNO Adalah Lagu Ini
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 11:58 AM PST
Soalan ini sering menganggu benak saya. Maka, saya telah bertanya dengan Ustaz Wan Ji.
SOALAN: Yang manakah Madzhab Syafiee yang sebenar: Qaul Qadeem atau Qaul Jadeed
JAWAPAN USTAZ WANJI: qadim atau jadid, ia tetap mazhab Syafie. Dia dikenali sebagai Mazhab Qadim dan mazhab jadid. Qadim, merujuk fatwa2 Imam syafie semasa di baghdad. Jadid merujuk fatwa Imam syafie semasa di mesir.
riwayat2 mazhab jadid Syafie adalah, Al-Buwaiti, Al-Muzani, Ar-Rabi' Al-Jizi, Yunus bin Abdul 'Ala dan Abdullah bin Az-Zubair al-Makki.
riwayat2 mazhab Qadim Syafie adalah, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, Abu Sur, Al-Kurabisi dan Az-Za'farani.
Fatwa Imam As-Syafie berubah atau tidak sama antara dua tempat, kerana faktor Tarikh Tasyri', iaitu berbedaan keperluan dan hajat sesuatu tempat. Dan faktor, sampainya riwayat hadis semasa beliau berada di Mesir dan Di baghdad.
Tulang Besi ingin merakamkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Ustaz Wan Ji kerana telah meluangkan masa dan tenaga untuk menjawab soalan dari Tulang Besi.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 11:22 AM PST
Baru-baru ini Yusri Mohammad menuduh bahawa membenarkan bukan Islam menggunakan kalimah Allah adalah salah satu contoh amalan pluralisme. Di sini, Tulang Besi bercadang mahu mendedahkan bukti betapa isu Kalimah Allah ini dirancang menjadi isu SEBELUM isunya menjadi isu besar di media dan masyarakat.
Sebelum Tulang Besi dibuang secara kejam dari "Muslim Blogger Alliance"(MBA) pimpinan seorang yang bernama Zainol Abideen@Mahaguru58, Tulang Besi telah mendapat satu emel dari beliau berkaitan dialog MBA bersama Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri pada masa itu, yakni Zahid Hamidi.
Emel tersebut ada dalam simpanan Tulang Besi dan Tulang Besi bersedia memberikannya kepada sesiapa sahaja yang mahu.
Emel Mahaguru58 itu mendedahkan:
1.0 Dialog itu juga dihadiri oleh Rocky Bru dan Nuraina Samad serta dua orang lagii blogger yang tidak mahu dikenali
2.0 Dialog tertutup tersebut diadakan pada 13 February 2009 di Shangrila Putrajaya
3.0 Turut menghadiri dialog tertutup itu adalah:
3.1 Dato' Hj Wan Mohamad bin Dato' Sheikh Abd.Aziz, PEngarah JAKIM
3.2 Dato' Hj Ibrahim bin Lembut, Pengarah dan Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Syariah,
Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia.
3.3 Datuk Dr. Syed Ali Tawfik, Pengarah IKIM
3.4 beberapa pegawai-pegawai tinggi yang lain
4.0 Di dalam pertemuan itu, Mahaguru58 melaporkan, Zahid Hamidi telah meminta blogger-blogger membantu pihak beliau untuk mmbersihkan salahfaham terhadap Islam yang disebabkan oleh mereka yang mempunyai agenda tersembunyi untuk menentang Islam dengan mengedepankan agenda yang belum pernah didengari sebelum ini seperti penggunaan nama Allah untuk penerbitan mereka yang bukan Islam itu.
The main subject of discussion centred upon the Minister's wish that
Kesimpulannya, usaha menentang permintaan Gereja Katolik Sabah dan Sarawak menggunakan nama Allah ini telah diketahui dan dirancang penentangannya oleh UMNO (melalui Zahid Hamidi) lama sebelum kes mahkamah majalah "The Herald" mendapat keputusannya.
Sepatutnya Zahid berbincang dan mencari jalan tengah untuk menyelesaikan masaalah sensitif ini. Namun, Zahid menggunakan blogger-blogger "penjilat" seperti Mahaguru58, Rocky Bru, Nuraina Samad untuk mengeruhkan lagi suasana.
Ini bertujuan untuk menaikkan kemarahan umat Islam kepada bukan Islam seterusnya membolehkan UMNO memainkan sensitiviti orang Melayu dan Islam. Hasilnya kelak adalah peningkatan sokongan orang Melayu dan Islam kepada UMNO.
Itu sahaja. Persoalan samada ianya berdasarkan kepada Al Quran dan Sunnah tidak menjadi hal kepada Zahid Hamidi dan UMNO.
Yang penting isu ini memberi laba kepada UMNO dan BArisan Nasional.
Tak heranlah Yusri Mohammad juga menyokong usaha ini dengsan mengeluarkan "fahaman baru" dalam Islam yang mengharamkan pengunaan nama Allah oleh pengikut agama Samawi.
Saya gelarkan orang seperti Yusri Mohammad ini "Khawarij Moden" kerana mereka lebih suka mengharamkan perkara yang tidak diharamkan oleh Allah SWT dan Rasul SAW.
Kalau betul hendak bertindak, kenapa JAKIM tidak bertindak ke atas Mahaguru58 yang mengikut Tariqat yang telah difatwakan sesat oleh Jakim?
(Keseluruhan emal Mahaguru58 boleh dibaca dibawah)
[muslim-bloggers-alliance:766] Mahaguru58 and other Bloggers Dialogue with the Minister in charge of Islamic Affairs, PM's Department
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 08:18 AM PST
Salam sejahtera saya ucapkan kepada semua rakyat Malaysia, terutamanya penganut agama Kristian yang bakal menyambut Hari Natal pada 25hb Disember ini.
Seperti yang kita tahu, Hari Natal dirayakan sekitar penghujung tahun. Bagi yang menganuti agama Kristian, ini merupakan waktu untuk memperkukuhkan ibadat disamping meluangkan masa untuk bersama keluarga dan sanak saudara.
Bagi rakyat Malaysia amnya, ini waktu yang amat sesuai juga untuk kita bersama-sama mengambil iktibar dari tahun yang telah berlalu: Telahkah segala azam dan cita-cita kita untuk tahun 2010 tercapai? Apakah yang boleh kita perbaiki dalam perlakuan dan perhubungan kita sehari-hari? Bagaimanakah kita boleh memajukan diri kita dan masyarakat?
Walaupun kita sekarang ini dikerumuni panggilan "jualan murah" di pusat membeli-belah, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengingatkan kita semua bahawa amalan berjimat itu satu amalan yang mulia. Peringatan ini lebih meruncing memandangkan kita baru "dihadiahkan" kenaikan harga petrol dan gula, yang sudah pasti memberi kesan kepada ekonomi kita amnya.
Juga saya diingatkan baru-baru ini tentang jumlah hutang peribadi yang ditanggung isi rumah rakyat Malaysia berjumlah RM466 bilion! Yang terburuk di Asia! Jadi, fikir-fikirlah dahulu sebelum membeli, ya?
Bersangkutan dengan itu, kita bukan sahaja semakin miskin ekonomi, tapi kita juga semakin miskin demokrasi – lihat sahaja akta-akta seperti ISA, PPPA, OSA dan sebagainya yang melemahkan semangat dan daya saing demokrasi negara kita!
Maka di ambang 2011 ini saya bersama rakan-rakan Pakatan Rakyat menyatakan azam kami untuk membentangkan Akta Pemulihan Demokrasi, yang kami harap mampu memulih prasarana minda dan jiwa rakyat Malaysia yang merdeka.
Akhir kata, penghujung tahun memberi kita satu peluang yang cukup istimewa, iaitu peluang untuk berubah. Dari tahun lama ke tahun baru; dari perlakuan lama ke perlakuan baru; malah dari politik lama ke politik baru sekalipun!
Oleh itu, marilah kita ambil kesempatan yang ada dalam masa terdekat ini untuk berubah demi kebaikan dan kesejahteraan bersama, demi kesaksamaan dan keadilan sejagat, demi Malaysia yang lebih baik.
Selamat Hari Natal, dan Selamat Tahun Baru 2011.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 08:22 AM PST
thus far, which won't make the sceptics like RPK, Haris Ibrahim and MCLM diehards and other biased critics happy.But I urge MB Khalid Ibrahim and his state cabinet and PR Aduns to continue to improve their performance; this challenge holds true for the PR-controlled state governments of Penang, Kedah, Kelantan as well, and the"overthrown" PR opposition in Perak which was robbed of its "duly elected" government by undemocratic means aided by undemocratic BN institutions.
From the Malaysian Insider:
Mid-term poll suggests Pakatan can keep Selangor
By Clara Chooi
December 23, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 — A Merdeka Center mid-term survey of voters showed that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was likely to retain Selangor in an election, despite a marginal decline in Malay support.
Khalid's administration was losing its hold on the Malay vote. — file pic
According to the survey report obtained by The Malaysian Insider, 57 per cent of the 1,214 respondents polled believed that Selangor PR was heading in the right direction while 28 per cent thought otherwise.
There was a slight dip in Malay confidence, however, from 63 per cent agreeing in June 2009 that the state was on the right track to only 55 per cent in August this year.
Support from the Chinese community was maintained at 53 per cent in the same period despite a small decline to 47 per cent in January this year.
The PR government scored the highest with the Indian community, with a steady increase in support from 63 per cent to 72 per cent across the same period.
Sixty-seven per cent of respondents also said they were satisfied with the state government's performance with 55 per cent claiming they were either very confident or quite confident in Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim's leadership while 26 per cent said they were less confident or not confident at all.
Of the three races, however, Khalid scored the lowest among the Malay community with 38 per cent saying they were not confident in his leadership, compared to the 14 per cent and 17 per cent of the Chinese and Indian communities respectively which said the same.
The survey, commissioned by the Selangor government, polled constituents aged 21 and above through telephone interviews.
It was, however, conducted between July 27 and August 23 this year and did not incorporate any changes in voter perception after PKR's fractious party polls last month.
PKR's first-ever direct elections, held between September 17 and November 21, was mired in controversy following reports of relentless infighting, voting irregularities and alleged malpractices in the polling process.
A DAP leader admitted to The Malaysian Insider yesterday that if the survey had been conducted after PKR's elections, the results would have likely reflect a less enthusiastic response for the PR government.
"It would have affected us significantly. But we cannot tell the extent of the effect, so for now, we are hoping that PR can recapture whatever support we lost because of the party elections," he said.
The leader added that other national issues like the latest price hikes for fuel and sugar and the recent suspensions of PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and three other PR MPs from Parliament could help dissuade voters from leaving the opposition fold.
"These issues could help cancel out what we have lost. But like I said, it is hard to gauge how much we have lost or gained after the survey was done," the source said.
The survey also showed that the Najib administration had failed to impress Selangor voters despite its attempts to combat corruption and promises to be more inclusive.
It revealed that 49 per cent still believed that corruption in the federal government was on the rise while 15 per cent claimed that nothing had changed and 22 per cent said it had declined. A total of 14 per cent said they did not know the answer.
The Malays differed considerably in their perception of corruption in comparison with the Chinese and Indian communities.
Of the total polled, only 39 per cent of the Malays claimed that corruption had increased, while 60 per cent and 54 per cent of the Chinese and Indian communities said this was true.
Correspondingly, 28 per cent of Malays believed that corruption had declined in the federal administration while only 16 per cent and 13 per cent of the Chinese and Indians agreed.
In its summary, Merdeka Center claimed that the non-Malays were more "realistic" in their views, adding that the community was resigned to the belief that corruption was the government's "lifeblood".
"They also believe that the government is not serious in fighting corruption," it said.
Another significant finding in the survey was that the federal government had suffered a severe backlash in Selangor for its first round subsidy cuts for petrol, diesel and sugar in July this year.
Fifty-five per cent of respondents saw red over the government's decision to slash subsidies while 22 per cent said that they were not so agreeable.
Only 17 per cent said they were slightly agreeable while four per cent claimed to be in full support of the cuts.
A total of 72 per cent said they were dissatisfied with the government's reason for cutting subsidies, while 23 per cent were satisfied.
In explaining the cuts, Putrajaya had reasoned that the move was to reduce government expenditure, pledging that the funds would be used to boost development and turn Malaysia into a high-income nation.
A majority of the Selangor constituents also claimed that the country's national leaders were not aware of the people's problems, with 37 per cent saying that the ruling administration "does not really understand" them and 20 per cent claiming that they "do not understand them at all".
Thirty per cent of respondents said the government understood them "a little" while six per cent said they were completely understood.
In comparison, the Selangor PR government scored better than Barisan Nasional among respondents, with 53 per cent agreeing that they were either extremely confident or quite confident in how the state government had managed its economy.
About 36 per cent said they were either less confident or extremely not confident in the PR government.
A majority of respondents also expressed confidence in PR's management of the Selangor economy in the year ahead, with 48 per cent saying they were confident while 31 per cent disagreed.
A total of 54 per cent of the respondents claimed that BN had not treated the PR government fairly while 26 per cent said that they had been either very unfair or less than fair. Eighteen per cent said they did not know.
From the results, the centre recommended as "immediate action" for the Selangor PR government to tackle its declining Malay support, pointing out that the community had been greatly affected by negative news reports.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 07:50 AM PST
Singapore's senior diplomat Bilahari Kausikan is in Kuala Lumpur for an official meeting. We received him like hero, easily forgetting what he and his colleagues at the Republic's Foreign Ministry had said about Malaysia, that this country and its leaders are bad.
Our officials sat down with him at the same table, making him felt much 'at home'. We provided him with a six-star lodging and treatment. The whole country lost its dignity to this one guy who buried his head in the sand and exposing his ass - the best way to face the truth.
Our reporters attending the meeting cornered him about what he said about Malaysia as exposed by Wikileaks. But he refused comment, neither admitting nor denying it. The only thing he said was 'there is not point to talk about it...' Fine!
Malaysians are nice people, actually. No matter what Singapore and its leaders did and said meant nothing. And I personally think its good to be thick-skin. Our leaders are... and our diplomats are too!
But read what blogger Art Harun wrote to Singapore's Mentor Minister Lee Kuan Yew. I respect his personal view about the whole affair, about his opinion for the stinging remarks about Malaysia made by Singapore diplomats.
At least Art Harun is sincere, hiding nothing under his 'supposed to be thick-skin'. Our diplomats are cool people, it seem. Our leaders, too will do nothing should Singapore jet fighter 'accidently' drops a bomb in Johor or firing at our fishermen.
If what was reportedly said by you and your colleagues about my country and our leaders was in fact said by you and your colleagues, than I just have one word to say to you and your colleagues. Buzz off! (Well, they are two words actually, but I don't give a hoot!)
I am not bothered by what you and your colleagues think about my country or my leaders simply because I have always known that you and your government have always suffered from chronic and almost incorrigible Napoleon Complex (to borrow a phrase from Mariah Carey's song about someone who has a small appendage).
I wonder what happens to some of our 'patriotic' and 'nationalistic' organisations like Perkasa, Umno Youth and others for staying away from this issue...
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 06:14 AM PST
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 12:29 AM PST
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 05:50 AM PST
Anwar Ibrahim is a convincing speaker, he can stand on a burning podium and make the audience believe that he is freezing cold. Well right now his pants are on fire he is telling everyone that the smoke is from the cigarette he is not smoking.
There are a number of issues where Anwar used nothing more than a bare-faced lie to defend himself, but this time I am talking about his attack on the Federal Government for using the services of Apco Worldwide as public relations consultants.
Apparently at the core of his smear campaign is the fictional allegation that APCO was responsible for the One Israel campaign, the campaign that allowed Ehud Barak and his progressive Labour party to trump Benjamin Netanyahu's fundamentalist Likud Party and become Prime Minister.
I have to tell you that while the One Malaysia campaign was a successful political rally for the Israeli national election, it was next to useless in helping Ehud Barak win favours with Israeli hardliners in his effort to find a solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute.
I am not making this up, all this information came by way of a sworn statement by Robert M. Shrum, a veteran political campaigner and consultant who was responsible for the One Israel campaign.
In his sworn statement, witnessed by Massachusetts Notary Public Barbara D. Sullivan on June 7, this year, Shrum confirmed that he was part of the team that drew up the One Israel campaign.
He said that APCO had nothing whatsoever to do with the One Israel campaign, it was a message that was crafted by Shrum, Stanley Greenberg and James Carville.
Greenberg and Carville are big name political consultants who came up with a campaign that successfully defeated the popular Netanyahu so it is natural that they want to set the record straight. I don't think they would like APCO to take credit for a successful campaign that the trio worked on.
What we can conclude from this episode is that Anwar doesn't care for the truth, he only cares about believable lies.
He sees the phrase One Israel and he claims DS Najib copied it, when the Government later hired Apco, he then tried to pin it on the PR firm...from this early episode we should have been able to spot his usual modus operandi but, as usual, Anwar had concocted a believable lie.... even people in Umno believed this lie for a some time.
But as you can see hre, Robert Shrum had made a sworn statement to explain that APCO was nowhere to be found, One ISrael was his invention with Greenberg and Carville.
Click on the sworn statement and you will see that the sworn statement was made on June 7 this year. Despite having all this evidence DS Najib and the Federal Government never acted boorish and tried to shut Anwar up or sue him for libel or slander for spreading these believable lies to millions of Malaysians.
DS Najib is a gentleman politician, he doesn't stoop to Anwar's level, he works within the system and waited for Anwar to explain himself in Parliament.
Barisan NAsional and DS Najib and the Speaker gave Anwar the chance to explain himself, to defend his statement with kernels of facts but he didn't, or rather he couldn't.
You see Anwar knew that he was peddling a believable lie and that is was why he rallied Karpal, Azmin and others to create trouble in Parliament, he did not want his time at the microphone because he had nothing to say.
When Karpal started the session in Parliament last Wednesday with a 90 minute diatribe he was initiating a process called filibuster, this is a way of blocking any parliamentary procedure or the passage of a bill by talking without allowing for interruption until the end of the day's session.
Karpal was trying to Prevent Anwar having to take the microphone and look the fool that he is, holding nothing more than his balls and wads of lies.
Backgrounder on Filibuster
During the 1930s, United States Senator Huey Long effectively used the filibuster against bills that he thought favored the rich over the poor. The Louisiana senator frustrated his colleagues while entertaining spectators with his recitations of Shakespeare and his reading of recipes for "pot-likkers." Long once held the Senate floor for 15 hours
Strom Thurmond holds the current record by holding the floor for 24 hours and 18 minutes in 1957, blocking the Civil Rights Act.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 03:46 AM PST
MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS AND LAUGHTER!
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Posted: 23 Dec 2010 03:11 AM PST
For a very long time, the Opposition hid behind veils. They accuse BN of putting pressure on the finances of the rakyat by increasing prices of necessities. Yet, they accuse the Government of having a high subsidy bill which depend heavily on Petronas funds.
In fact, some states have increased some Government rates and this was swept under the carpet away from the media's attention.
Now, we have this : Selangor bans 1M'sia logo on billboard ads
Excerpt from the article
The 1Malaysia logo is a political logo, said state Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Ronnie Liu, adding that this contravenes local by-laws.
Selangor is the first state to introduce the freedom of information bill. This created the impression that under Pakatan rule, the rakyat will enjoy greater freedom. But the most fundamental freedom which is freedom of expression has been stripped off from the rakyat as of now.
This is bad. What more to say when Selangor decides that this logo is a political statement
But this is not a political statement and totally acceptable.
Pakatan is full of nonsense.
I totally agree with Pakatan Rakyat. In the 13 GE, we should vote for change. But please, my fellow Malaysians, vote for CHANGE of Government in Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan. Selamatkan Malaysia dan undilah Barisan Nasional.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 03:01 AM PST
The proposed 20sen increase in beverage prices announced by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Coffee Shop Association from Jan 1 totally debunks Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's claim that price increases will have a "minimal impact" on Malaysian households.
DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua said Chinese newspapers in reporting the statement of the association yesterday said the prices of "kopi susu" (milk coffee) and "teh susu" (milk tea) would go up from RM1.20 to RM1.40 a glass.
"This translates to a massive 16.7 percent increase in prices," the Petaling Jaya Utara MP (left) said.
"In fact, the white sugar price, inclusive of a 20sen hike in January, on top of the 25sen and 20sen a kilo increases in July and December, means that sugar price alone has increased by more than 55% this year."
Since July, he added, the government had launched a surprise "Five-in-One" price hike, raising the prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol, diesel, white sugar and liquified petroleum gas (LPG, including cooking gas) by between 2.8 percent and 15.2 percent.
On Dec 3, or less than five months later, the government announced another series of price increases for RON95 by 5sen a litre to RM1.90, diesel by 5sen a litre to RM1.80, LPG by 5sen to RM1.90 a kilo, with sugar now tagged at RM2.10 a kilo.
Pua said even the price of herbal tea was not spared, for it would increase from RM1.10 to RM1.30 a glass, or a hike of more than 18 percent, despite Pemandu's claim earlier that it would increase by only 1.2 percent.
He pointed out that the Star had on Dec 20 reported that evaporated milk and sweetened creamer were expected to increase by 30sen a can next year, after a 5sen and 10sen increase respectively in April and October this year.
"This marks an overall increase of up to 20 percent within a year," he said.
PM, Pemandu claim minimal impact
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced in July that price increases would have "minimal impact" on Malaysian households and this was reiterated by minister in the Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala who pledged "little effect", quoting the Pemandu Subsidy Rationalisation Factsheet.
Pua said Pemandu "demonstrated" in full page advertisements in the major mainstream newspapers that the new price of teh tarik, after taking into consideration the price increases of fuel and other goods, would be around RM1.0155, or an increase of less than 2sen.
Some people in Pemandu, he said, had failed in their mathematics, for its factsheet states a mere 0.6 percent increase in the teh tarik price and 0.5 percent price hike for milk coffee, putting to disgrace Pemandu's calculations that a glass of teh tarik and milk coffee would cost only between RM1.20 and RM1.28.
In fact, Pua said, Pemandu claimed that out of the 70 daily food and drink items listed on its Subsidy Rationalisation Factsheet, no item was expected to see a price increase of more than 1.9 percent, even after the most recent rounds of price hikes.
"There is a clear contradiction in the teh tarik prices between the factsheet issued in July, where the price was RM1.00, as compared with the new base price of RM1.20 in the December factsheet. The mysterious 20 percent increase in the base price between July and December remains unexplained.
"Secondly, and more importantly, BN and Pemandu live in a parallel imaginary universe where price hikes would only be increases of 1sen or 1.55sen," he said.
Pua said the people were disappointed the BN government was prioritising its "subsidy rationalisation" efforts on items that were worsening the living conditions of the man-on-the-street, but didn't lift a finger to "rationalise" the huge RM8 to RM10 billion subsidies given to independent power producers (IPPs)
"These IPPs are making billions of ringgit in profits annually, despite repeated promises not to do so. This is a complete mockery of the prime minister's slogan of "people first", for it demonstrates that the people's interests don't come first under the BN government."
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Posted: 23 Dec 2010 02:56 AM PST
Sigh, sometimes I feel I shouldn't blame Uthayakumar for being pompous because a few people love to lionize him. Maybe that's why he is so big-headed, wakakaka.
Read this letter in Malaysiakini titled Uthaya not keen on a united Malaysia. It was written by FT (Toffee) Rozario, as follows:
P Uthayakumar has to wake up to the reasons for Tamil marginalisation and then see if he is really a champion of the marginalised or is he trying to be the champion of Indian marginalisers, attempting to outdo S Samy Vellu and the BN.
Uthaya is no better than Samy Vellu. In the first place he is not in Pakatan so how can he make demands? He is threatening to play spoiler with his racial party, the very kind of politics that Pakatan is trying to get rid off.
I think parties in the HRP mould should be discarded; let them go to BN, or go on their own and let them face the brunt of their own folly.
The problems of the Indian community lie within the community itself, every Samy, S Subramaniam, and Uthaya can claim to represent the community, and they come out with numbers of 'supporters', and each of them espouses to champion the "Indian cause."
The funny thing is many of Samy's supporters are Subramaniam's supporters and also Uthaya's supporters too, and to understand this better you have to take a close look at what happened in Kampung Buah Pala. These so-called politicians thrive on the ignorance of the Tamils.
Uthaya demands that the Indians be given the same kind of rights that were accorded to the Malays by the NEP, I say Malay and not bumiputera because if one takes a close look at the native population of this country, the natives (Orang Asli) seem to be in worse shape than the Malaysian Indians.
It is not only the Indians who are marginalised, the Senoi, the Jakun, the Negrito, the Dayak, the Iban, the Kadazan and all the other real natives of this country are far more marginalised than the Indians so what is this marginalisation that these champions of the Indian cause are talking about?
I am not saying that there is no marginalisation amongst the Indians, there is, but are they the only ones marginalised?
In the first place will Uthaya show me one constituency where the Indians make a majority? There is none, and knowing this the Tamils should be the last people wanting to play the racial card. This man is plain stupid.
Never before in the history of this country has so many Indians turned up as state assemblymen and parliamentarians than after the last election as members of Pakatan-based parties.
They were chosen on merit not on their race, and they won, and instead of seeing the light here Uthaya decides he will be Samy Vellu's successor in screwing up the Tamils.
I keep saying Tamil, because he cannot expect to represent anyone else other than the Tamils. I have talked about this before, the reasons for Tamil marginalisation, and it is so clear it is the type of Uthaya/Samy politics that is the cause of this.
Uthaya is not keen on a united Malaysia; he can't get one with these kinds of demands. He is only bent on demanding and disturbing, I think he needs the MIC and the BN and that is where he should be.
Go suck up to them again, let them whip the hell out of his community, because he knows that that is what will happen if he decides to go it alone. To him it looks like a "never mind as long as I land up with the goodies it is okay," that seems to be his mentality.
If the Tamils can't read the game, blame yourselves and only yourselves.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 07:36 AM PST
and Desi is pro-PKR!:); hence I pick up his write! (Thanks, Datuk...from Desi:)
But it doesn't mean representatives from two parties across the divide cannot have a CIVIL DISCOURSE...The past four BUM events proved this.......C REF: bum4msia.wordpress.com!
So today I reprise the writing by an UMNO veteran (I believe he's a former WAKIL RAKYAT in Pahang, will check out his credentials in detail later, can?) YL, Desi
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 01:17 AM PST
There was a time when I used to get rattled by psychologically-binding forwards. "If you don't send this email to nine people in the next nine minutes, you will be doomed for nine years," a threat often scrolls at the end
DAVID BEN GURION, THE FIRST ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER.HIS WORDS, AS PRINTED IN THE JEWISH CHRONICLE,9 AUGUST 1967, LEAVES NOTHING TO IMAGINATION:
"THE WORLD ZIONIST MOVEMENT SHOULD NOT BE NEGLECTFUL OF THE DANGERS OF MUSLIM COUNTRIES TO IT. NOW SHOULD BE ITS FIRST TARGET, FOR THIS IDEOLOGICAL STATE IS A THREAT TO OUR EXISTENCE. THE WHOLE OF IT, HATES THE JEWS AND LOVES THE ARABS. "THIS LOVER OF THE ARABS IS MORE DANGEROUS TO US THAN THE ARABS THEMSELVES. FOR THAT MATTER, IT IS MOST ESSENTIAL FOR THE WORLD ZIONISM THAT IT SHOULD NOW TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS AGAINST MALAYSIA "WHEREAS THE MINORITY INHABITANTS OF THE MALAY PENINSULA ARE HINDUS WHOSE HEARTS HAVE BEEN FULL OF HATRED TOWARDS MUSLIMS, THEREFORE, MALAYSIA IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BASE FOR US TO WORK THERE FROM AGAINST MUSLIM COUNTRIES. "IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE EXPLOIT THIS BASE AND STRIKE AND CRUSH THE MUSLIMS, ENEMIES OF JEWS AND ZIONISM, BY ALL DISGUISED AND SECRET PLANS."
Right to Information is a small concrete step in making our polity more democratic. In this bizarre democracy of elections to elections, it has given power to the people to "just question" the governments. Is it not time to move a step forward and demand some kind of direct participation in government decision making? Is that possible?
The Fixer and Evidence Fabricator
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 01:27 AM PST
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to reintroduce to you my grandnephew, Amir Rafiq bin Mohd Rafee, our family's whiz kid now all grown up.
This is Amir Rafiq when he was just 3 days old. Look at his 'Silat' pose. :P
This now turned 6 years old genius lives in Telok Kalong, Kemaman, Terengganu Darul Iman.
He goes to a Chinese kindergarten and wants to be both an Imam Muda and a Petronas Plant Instrument Engineer just like his mother.
This was taken when we were all at Bukit Merah Laketown Resort in Perak. He is quite a good swimmer. Multi talented young man.
I love Amir Rafiq very much and wish him all the best in his life and career.
Let's all make do'a for his success.
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Posted: 22 Dec 2010 03:44 PM PST
From Jaspal Singh Gill, via e-mail
Only two days ago I had written about the dilemma that I have as an ordinary voter in deciding between BN or PR in the next general election.
It has been alleged that, the PR state government of Selangor has awarded without open tender a multi-million ringgit contract to develop a piece of Petaling Jaya land to a company with no known track record of property development.
Secondly, the company is associated with the state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa, Azmin Ali who is also the deputy president of PKR and, third, Azmin had pressured the Selangor Menteri Besar, Khalid Ibrahim, to award the contract to the said company.
These are very serious allegations. Khalid and YB Azmin have an obligation to respond to them without delay. Their sincerity about upholding the integrity, accountability and transparency of the state government, PKR and PR are at stake.
I hope neither one would stonewall these allegations the way their party did to accusations by members of irregularities in their recent internal elections. Such reticence would only cause more disenchantment with PKR.
I also hope its coalition partners, PAS and DAP, would prod the state government to reply to the allegations. Such prodding is the right thing to do if PR is truly a coalition of equals.
There is no point in promising to do this or that reform within 100 days of being elected the federal government if PR drags its feet over a matter such as this, which is fully under the responsibility of a PR state government.
I hope the state government or Khalid or Azmin will give an explanation before Christmas.
Otherwise, I together with my family and friends will decide not to give our votes to PR in the general election. The voters are watching.
A case for Selcat: RM2 firm gets rich contract
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 03:42 PM PST
From N Ganesan, via e-mail
Take the recent Batu Sapi Elections on Nov 4, 2010 in Sabah. Batu Sapi is a microcosm of rural Malaysia. What happened in Batu Sapi is what will likely happen in other rural constituencies in Malaysia. In exactly 20 months after the 12th GE, this by election was held. The winner – Barisan Nasional.
The total number who voted remained stable: 15,250 in 2008 compared to 15,218 in 2010, a slight difference of 32 votes.
BN received 306 more votes in 2010
Total votes the opposition obtained was slightly less at 5,445 in 2010 compared to 5,771 in 2008, a difference of 306.
Voting pattern had not changed significantly
BATU SAPI CONCLUSIONS:
The voting pattern clearly suggests that the behaviour of the voters in Batu Sapi had remained stable. The vote difference in 2008 to 2010 is not significant though explainable.
In this three-cornered fight, the votes to the two opposition candidates clearly do not appear to have come from BN's vote bank. Rather the two opposition candidates just split the votes already in the opposition bank.
Note that the 5,771 votes received by the Independent opposition candidate in 2008 just split to the PR (3,414) and SAPP (2,031) for a total of 5,445 with a small loss of 306 to BN.
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS APPLICABLE TO OTHER RURAL CONSTITUENCIES:
The behaviour of voters in the rural constituencies will tend to be stable in the absence of new issues or factors, from one election to the next.
The probability of a BN win goes up significantly in three-cornered fights. The majority in Batu Sapi went up to 6,359 in this by-election compared to 3,708 in 2008
The additional mud that gets slung by both the opposition candidates on each other now increases the total muck they get, on top of the stuff that will already be slung at them by BN. So, some voters will likely swing on account of this too, to BN.
Swing votes may not matter much in constituencies in a direct contest where there has been no major issues in the constituencies and where the margin in the previous election was large.
Swing votes will make a difference in a direct contest where the margin was small in the previous elections.
IMPLICATIONS FOR ALL WHO WANT TO GET BN OUT:
In view of all the above and the fact that one of the key battlegrounds that will determine the results of the 13th GE is this rural constituency. Three-cornered contests in the 13th GE can only mean maintaining the status quo at best or very likely an even greater loss to the opposition.
The opposition must now all unite with one objective: GET BN OUT.
Every one with that primary objective must begin talking to each other to resolve their areas of difference.
It will not help that at this stage we remain stubborn and unmoving. Wisdom must prevail. Every one must give some, so as to achieve the greater goal and make a larger more inclusive coalition happen, to beat BN.
A formidable coalition that BN will find almost impossible to beat will be PKR/DAP/PAS/BUF/HRP/ MCLM/KITA.
If Pakatan hopes to make it to Putrajaya and Anwar the PM, there is no choice but to make this new alliance happen and become more inclusive and broaden the policy platform to include the interests of the others and reflect it in the inclusion of new partners.
This will absolutely be the last chance for Anwar to become the PM. If the does not win, he will surely be exiled to prison for the rest of his useful life. We will all lose an opportunity of a lifetime and it is not clear who has else has the stature to sew up a broad and inclusive coalition for another Malaysia.
There is no more time to waste. We need to see some movements along this direction or it is all over for all of us who want to see change.
Posturing must stop and positive action towards this goal must begin NOW!
If the Pakatan Rakyat attempts to hang on to the current arrangement without seeking to change, in what I say is selfish and short-sighted strategy, it is going to cost us, the rakyat who seek change, dearly.
Therefore, it is time that we the rakyat, the public, for whom government serves, to rise up in one voice and demand that all in the opposition must
1. Unite in the interest of the people: To eliminate corruption, to eliminate racism, to eliminate this regime of unequal rights and unequal opportunities.
2. Show true leadership now, not afterwards. This is the time for leadership, as we all want to win.
The writer is a central committee member ofthe Human Rights Party
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 03:42 PM PST
From Sugu, via e-mail
Astro is seriously becoming a piece of crap! I was so disappointed last night when it snipped off most of the fights on The UFC Team GSP vs Team Koscheck Finale.
The UFC is one of the reasons I had subscribed to the sports channels. Seriously, this is not the first time....it happens every Wednesday night!
Astro cuts into commercials and then goes on to the results of the fight. What the hell is Astro trying to prove? Just because the fights are pre-recorded does not necessitate chopping out so many of the fights to the extent it becomes ridiculous to watch.
I might as well cancel my damn subscription and watch the fights on youtube - for free! Astro, you're a bloody waste of my money!
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 03:40 PM PST
From Abdoul Ghaine, via facebook
Just like the Americans got rid of the Red Indians and the Aussies got rid of the Aborigines, if there were no Straits of Malacca, then Sumatra is one with Malaysia, use your gray matter to differentiate the logic? Crackpots with mischievous motives breed racist pea-brained conclusions.
Malays are also foreigners from Sumatra
From Nina Bjork, via facebook
Actually the so called Malays are also foreigners who came from Sumatra, Java and the nearby islands, claiming themselves to be Bumiputeras. It is in the history books that the real Bumiputeras are the Natives. Cynical isn't it?
Natives report Taib to the police
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 06:43 AM PST
UMNO WAJIB TUKAR LAGU TEMA MEREKA KEPADA LAGU INI (Ehsan Arwah P.Ramlee):
Kamilah penyamun di dalam negeri
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