Sunday, March 27, 2011

'Eskay threatened to destroy Anwar'

'Eskay threatened to destroy Anwar'


'Eskay threatened to destroy Anwar'

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 08:58 AM PDT

The late deputy home minister Megat Junid Megat Ayob's former bodyguard today told the press that it was in January when he first heard one of the 'Datuk T' trio Shazryl Eskay Abdullah's desire to bring opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim down. According to Mohamad Mahti Abdul Rahim, 63, he was at a meeting with Eskay and three other friends in a Starbucks outlet in Midvalley Mall, Kuala Lumpur on Jan 19 when he heard Eskay make the threats. Full story: www.malaysiakini.com
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As Long As We Are Talking About The World Turning Against Israel

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 11:11 AM PDT

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Report: Argentina offered to 'forget' bombings for improved ties


Argentinean daily says South American country told Islamic Republic it would suspend probe of deadly attacks on Israeli embassy, Jewish center in 1990s in order to increase trade between countries


During secret talks with Iran, the Argentinean government offered to "forget" the bombings of the Israeli embassy and the Jewish community center in the capital Buenos Aires in the 1990s in exchange for improved ties between the two countries.


The Argentine weekly Perfil reported Saturday that the negotiations were aimed at increasing the trade volume between Argentina and the Islamic Republic, which is currently estimated at $1.2 billion a year.


According to the report, Cristina Kirchner's government offered to suspend the investigation of the bombings, which are believed to have been orchestrated by Iran.



Memorial ceremony in Buenos Aires for bombing victims (Photo: Reuters)


It was further reported that a memo sent by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that "Argentina is no longer interested in solving the mystery of these two attacks and would rather improve its economic relations with Iran."


Perfil said Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman asked Syrian President Bashar Assad and Foreign Minister Walid Moallem to relay the offer to Tehran. The three met at the Syrian city of Haleb on January 23, the weekly said.


In September Kirchner told the UN that Argentina would continue the investigation and demanded that Iran hand over those responsible for the attacks.


In the 1992 embassy bombing, 29 people were killed and 242 were injured. In the bombing at the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994, 85 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. No one has been indicted despite the fact that Israel and the US have been assisting in the investigation.


Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi is wanted by Interpol for the attack on the Jewish center, as are four other Iranians.


Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman said Vahidi was accused of "being a key participant in the planning and of having made the decision to go ahead with the attack."


Imad Mughniyeh, the Hezbollah commander who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008, was also suspected of involvement in the attack.


Also read here how Argentina backstabbed Israel before.


How to Cast Your Vote!

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 10:24 AM PDT



MAIN BONTOT is our top national issue!

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 09:34 AM PDT

At the Parliament on Thursday, the 'Anwar' sex video was a hit among politicians. My short conversation with some of our MPs failed to divert their attention from the issue. Every talked about it.

A few even asked whether Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein really said that Anwar's case has become a national issue. I dont know. Didnt hear it from Hisham.

However, it is a real farce. So many people are joking about it. Even our secondary school kids talk about it, about the sex video former Melaka CM Rahim Thamby Chik gave a matinee to members of the media last week.

Hallo... how come this MAIN BONTOT issue is our top national issue? Dont we have other issues of national interest like poverty, jobless, education, housing, crime, drug, etc? Since when has this MAIN BONTOT been elevated to no.1 national priority?

I am totally blase with all this. I believe you people too are sick and tired of it. Our newspapers and TV station never skip it for single day since RTC broke it out. Is it true that PM Najib gave RTC his full blessing to expose the video?

Since most politicians - pro and anti-govt alike - are giving special attention to the sex scandal,. the electorates are being neglected. And so are other major issues.

So, are we allowing the MAIN BONTOT to acquire our MPs' mind? When will we be able to put a stop to all this craps?

So, Malaysia is fast becoming a MAIN BONTOT nation. Go to any part of the country, the talk is centered at Anwar, Rahim, the sex video and of course, MAIN BONTOT. Is this the new politics Najib mentioned the other day?

As our youths are also talking about it, sooner or later the country would witness the birth of many new PEMAIN BONTOT and definitely more illicit videos and materials. And who is the real hero here, Rahim or Anwar?

So, let us MAIN BONTOT each other!


DEMENTIA - ARE WE AT RISK?

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 09:07 AM PDT


I'm glad I decided to go ahead with my plan to attend the just-concluded Asia Pacific Conference on Ageing organized by the Gerontological Society of Singapore in conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Given my mother's condition, I was particularly interested in the presentations on dementia and caregiving of the elderly with dementia. I picked up some really useful information that helped me understand my mother's dementia and my role as her primary caregiver. It was comforting to know about the existence of support groups and options available for homecare and nursing services.

There is currently no pharmaceutical cure for dementia. The risk of dementia increases with age. That puts most of us aged 65 and above at risk. The statistics below are certainly alarming:



By 2030, 20% of Singapore's population will be aged 65 and above.
Fortunately, there are steps we can take to reduce the risk. Seek treatment if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. You are at risk if you have had a stroke or suffer from depression.


Here are the 10 warning signs of Dementia to look out for. We may experience similar situations from time to time. The difference with dementia is that these behaviours will progressively get worse and affect the patient's ability to live and function safely and independently.

1.Memory loss that affects day-to-day function
2.Difficulty doing familiar tasks
3.Confusion about time and place
4.Problems communicating
5.Difficulty planning or solving problems
6.Poor or decreased judgment
7.Misplacing things
8.Changes in mood or behaviour
9.Changes in personality
10.Withdrawal from work or social activities
(Source: Health Promotion Board, Singapore)

Conference attendees were each given a copy of the award-winning short film "Ah Kong" written and directed by Royston Tan. It's a story of a young man's attempts to help his grandfather remember his past as he struggles with dementia. However, it is not the past that the old man forgets, but the present.


Bible Desecration Shows Puerile Insensitivity — By NH Chan.

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 07:38 AM PDT

In theSun on Monday, March 21, 2011 I read with dismay about how insensitive the Barisan Nasional government is of the religion of other people. It reads:

Stamping desecrates Bible, say Christian federation

By Karen Arukesamy

PETALING JAYA: As far as the Christian community is concerned, they will not accept the 35,100 Bahasa Malaysia Bibles after the government imposed new conditions for their release from Port Klang and Kuching port.

Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) chairman Bishop Ng Moon Hing said in a statement that the new requirement that the Malay language Bibles are stamped means they have been desecrated [meaning 'to treat something sacred with violent disrespect'].

He said Christians could not accept the released Bibles which have now been stamped with a serial number, official seal and the words '… for the use of Christians only, by order of the Home Ministry'.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander is a well known proverb. So how would the minister feel if someone were to desecrate the Quran? The desecration of the Bible clearly shows that our government does not respect the religions of others in multi-racial Malaysia.

Are the rest of us — who are not born a Muslim because we are not Malays — second class citizens? It certainly looks that way to us who are the rest of the people of this nation.

This should be a warning to all of us that the Barisan Nasional government has been in power for much too long, so much so that they think they are not answerable to the people of this country. For sure this is definitely not a government for the people.

They have shown by their deed in desecrating the Bible that they are a government for themselves only. It is so because of self-interest and it is also blatantly clear that they do not respect the feelings of others who are not of their ilk.

In the next election, the people will know what to do. For the sake of the country, so that we do not sink further into the abyss of a dictatorship, we must all do our duty — indeed it is our patriotic duty — to vote the Barisan National out of office thus removing the people's mandate from such selfish despots to govern this nation, and to replace them with a government for the people.

I am sure the opposition will gladly accede to the people's request.

However, if the opposition can't deliver, we will exercise the power of the people's vote again at every election until there comes a time when we can all live in a truly democratic Malaysia.

We do not want totalitarianism being forced down our throat by a dictatorship because we are smart enough to know that any government, even a democratic one, would inexorably metamorphose into a dictatorship if allowed to overstay its hold on power.

I am not a Christian but I have read the Bible for my enlightenment. I also find it to be great literature. In order to allay some misconceptions about the Bible, I give below my insight on it which I hope may help those who are not Christians to understand and appreciate Christianity's point of view.

Landmarks in the Law

Lord Denning in his book Landmarks in the Law, on page 313, tells us how the Old Testament in the King James Bible was translated into English:

The Old Testament was originally in Hebrew. It was translated into Greek. The Greek was translated into English by William Tyndale. It takes up three-quarters of the Authorised Version of the Bible.

I wonder why Denning said that. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of manuscripts in Hebrew and Aramaic found in caves near the Dead Sea (between 1946 and 1956) and believed to have been written between about 100 BC and 68 AD, provide biblical evidence that the scriptures the Old Testament and the New Testament were originally written in Hebrew.

I suppose Denning must have known that the New Testament were already translated by the Protestants who belong to the Churches of Western Christendom that are separated from the Roman Catholic Church and who adhere to principles established by Luther, Calvin, etc. in the Reformation. The British Protestants must have the English translation, albeit in Old English, of the New Testament.

At page 314, Lord Denning went on to say:

The New Testament is not accepted by the Jews. It is rejected by them. It has had even greater influence than the Old Testament. It contains the life and teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ who was a Jew and of all the 12 apostles who were Jews and the Letters of Paul who was a Jew.

The Authorised Version, an English translation of the Bible published in 1611 under James I who was king of England and Ireland (1603-25) in succession to Elizabeth I of England. He was also James VI, king of Scotland (1567-1625) in succession to his mother, Mary Queen of Scots.

This version is also called King James Version, King James Bible. This is the version commonly used by English speaking Christians. But there are other translations of the Bible in modern English and other languages as well.

The Authorised Version of King James is printed in old English which most Malaysians cannot understand. This explains why the Bahasa Malaysia Bible is popular because of the educational system of this country where most of our people can read and understand the National Language but not the English language especially when it is in the English of the time of James I in the seventeenth century.

But what really riles me is for the Home Minister to say that the Bible is "for the use of Christians only". What business is it of him to fear for my conversion to Christianity?

In a democracy I should have the right to choose the faith I want to believe in or not at all — I have freedom of choice and I will not stand for any pipsqueak bully, for that is what a dictator really is, to tell me what faith to believe in. What business is it of him to tell me what Bible I can read or cannot read?

Reading is knowledge and it also gives me a great understanding of the religious beliefs of others. That is the trouble with the puerile mentality of the composite Barisan National party. They cannot even tell the difference between what is right and wrong; they even relish in their own wrongdoings as in the Perak takeover of a legitimately elected state government.

It is because of the BN that we even have an animal farm system of government — all animals are equal but the pigs under Napoleon the head pig are more equal than others.

But I am digressing. The Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had the gall to add insult to injury when he said:

The practice of stamping was standard protocol and not done to "deface" the Bibles. He said the need for serial numbers was to identify the specific Bibles which were held back.

After he mentioned that the act of stamping and serialisation was standard protocol, he said; see The Star, Wednesday March 23, 2011:

For example, Qurans imported into the country are also checked to ensure they are authorised, and are stamped with serial numbers before they are released.

And now (in the Star, March 23, 2011) they say:

The BM Bibles currently impounded in Kuching and Port Klang will be released with the words 'For Christianity' stamped clearly in Ariel font, size 16, in bold. No other words or serial numbers will be stamped on the Bibles.

Whether it is stamped "For the use of Christians only" or "For Christianity", it is still desecration of a Holy Book. The dictionary meaning of a Christian is "a person who follows the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ" and Christianity means "the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ". Therefore, this is a false argument and the dictionary word for "a false argument" is sophism.

The home minister is not even a Christian and he wants to ensure that the Bibles we read are the authorised ones. Did he think he is King James I of England but does he know that James I was a bad king who alienated Parliament by his assertion of the divine right of kings? But Christians the world over have never had their Bibles censored by Big Brother. There are myriad translations of the Bible acceptable by Christian society.

Anyway, the word "authorise" means "to allow someone to do something with official sanction'. When James I came to the throne of England there was no English translation of the "Old Testament". The Bible of the Church of Rome i.e. the Roman Catholic Church during the Roman Empire was in Latin.

The Pope spoke in Latin and the language of the Church then was Latin. Nowadays the Bible of the Catholic Church can be in any language, although at the Vatican, I think they still use Latin.

The desecration of the Bible is insensitivity of the highest order. It should be enough to bring down the Barisan Nasional government in the next General Election. He forgets that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

It is not that, I think, Christians would return the desecration of their Holy Book in kind. I know they would not do that. They would not demean themselves. Modern Christianity is a religion of love and forgiveness.

Not since the Crusades in the Middle Ages (between 1000 and 1450) have Christian nations waged holy wars. Not even Napoleon or Hitler who were described the Antichrist by Nostradamus nor those who fought against their evil or the warring factions in the First World War had ever called their conflict a holy war.

To cap it all, the Home Minister showed his true colours when he reveals the true reason for the desecration of the Bible in Bahasa Malaysia. He refers to:

… the use of "Allah" in non-Muslim publications …

Can anyone claim proprietorship to the use of the English word "Allah" where English is a foreign language in Malaysia?

I have said this before. The word "Allah" is an English word since the 16th century. The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, Edited by C.T. Onions, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1979 reprint, says this:

Allah the deity among the Mohammedans. XVI - Arab. Allah, for al-ilah, i.e. al AL, ilah god = Aram. elah, Heb.eloah (Early forms in Eng. Writers are Alla, Allah, Ala, allough, Alha.)

"XVI" stands for "the sixteenth century". So that this tells us that the etymology of the word "Allah" in English had been used in the English language since the sixteenth century. In Arabic it is "al-ilah" meaning "The God". In Aramaic, it is "elah". In Hebrew, it is "eloah".

In the Collins English Dictionary for the word Allah, it gives the etymology of the Arabic word for God:

[C16: from Arabic, from al the + Ilah god; compare Hebrew eloah]

"C16" means "the sixteenth century". The word "Allah" in the dictionary is from the Arabic al the + ilah god, so that in Arabic al ilah means "The god". In Hebrew "God" is "eloah".

If you do not already know, Arabic is the language of the Arabs who is one of a branch of the Semitic race. Aramaic pertains to the northern Semitic languages, the biblical name for ancient Syria. And Hebrew is a person belonging to the Semitic race descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Jewish is their language. Source: The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology.

Also in the same Dictionary of English Etymology you will find:

Semite Hebrew, Arab, Assyrian or Aramaean, regarded as a descendent of Shem (Gen. X): see The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology.

So that we now know that neither Arabs nor Jews would pronounce the word for their God as "Allah". The Arabs would pronounce the name for their God as "al-ilah". The Jews would pronounce the name for their God as "eloah".

The word "Allah" is an English word (as seen in any English dictionary) and is a mispronunciation of both the Arabic and the Hebrew word for God. The pronunciation and spelling of this word "Allah" is distinctly English because it is a word accidentally invented by the British people because they have mispronounced a Semitic word.

Before Bahasa Malaya, now Malaysia, there was no national language. The Malay language is the language of the Malay race. They could have used the Arabic word for God with the correct Arabic pronunciation and make this a word in the National Language for the God of Islam. Instead they plagiarized the English Word "Allah" into the National Language.

Now they say we cannot use the English word "Allah" because the National Language has now claimed proprietorship of the English word "Allah" and, therefore, it is now the Nation's word for the God of Islam which only Muslims can use.

But why must they insist that they must use an English word for the Islamic God when there is always available an Arabic word for the Islamic God as understood by all Muslims?


Mother Fucker S. Dhinabalan Hindu priests is directly collaborating with SHIV SENA AND RSS THE CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE AND HATRED

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 06:17 AM PDT

Posted by muslimmalaysia786

RISE AND FALL OF SHIV SENA AND RSS  THE CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE AND HATRED –

 

Filed under Uncategorized By Dr. Wasim AhmaD
believed to have been pressed into prostitution, and are being treated as victims.
Nihar is the son of the Sena supremo's eldest son Binda, a film producer who died in a road accident in 1996. A police officer said Nihar–who the cops are searching for–had interests in several bars in the city. He maintains his own household in Bandra (East).
The women are believed to have been pressed into prostitution, and are being treated as victims.

Nihar is the son of the Sena supremo's eldest son Binda, a film producer who died in a road accident in 1996. A police officer said Nihar–who the cops are searching for–had interests in several bars in the city. He maintains his own household in Bandra (East).The officer said that most ladies' bars in the city are a cover for dancing (which is banned) and "other immoral activities". They are owned by powerful politic Nihar Thackeray, a grandson of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, has been booked under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA). He is believed to be the owner of a ladies' bar in Santa Cruz (West) from where nine women were rescued after a raid by the police in the early hours on Wednesday. The women are believed to have been pressed into prostitution, and are being treated as victims

GEORGE TOWN, March 27 — Two hundred members of the Penang Hindu Priests Association, who were members of the Bayan Baru division of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), announced that they were leaving the party.
The chairman of the Penang Hindu Priests Association, S. Dhinabalan, said they had decided to leave the PKR because they were disappointed with the party that failed to champion the cause of the Indians in the state.
He said they made the decision to leave the party after losing their trust in the leadership of the party under Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
"We left the PKR because of frustration and dissatisfaction that the PKR leader failed to fulfill the promise to champion the cause of the Indian community until today," he told reporters after lodging a police report on the sex video allegedly involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Bayan Baru Police Station, here.
The Penang Hindu Priests Association has 280 members throughout Penang. —

THE MANY TERRORIST ATTACKS ENDURED BY THE CITY HAVE WHETTED OLD RELIGIOUS ANIMOSITIES AND NOW MORE PEOPLE ARE REFUSING MUSLIMS PLACES TO LIVE IN INDIA'S CAPITAL.
"IT'S NEVER BEEN SO BAD," SAYS PRABHAT SINGH, ANOTHER BROKER, WHO IS AN OLD-HAND IN THE DELHIHOUSING CIRCUIT. "SINCE 9/11, IT'S BECOME WORSE EVERY YEAR."
IT'S NEWS WHEN PROMINENT MUSLIMS ARE DENIED HOUSING BUT COUNTLESS REJECTIONS ARE DOLED OUT EVERYDAY. BROKERS ADMIT THAT THIS KIND OF DISCRIMINATION HAS BECOME PART OF THE HOUSING SCENE AND PEOPLE FEEL RATHER NUMB ABOUT THE PREJUDICE.
KNOWING THAT HOUSE-HUNTING WILL END IN FAILURE, BROKERS DON'T BOTHER TAKING ON MUSLIM CLIENTS. "IT'S A WASTE OF BOTH OUR TIME," SAID SINGH, MATTER-OF-FACTLY.
WITH MORE THAN 160 MILLION MUSLIMS IN A MAJORITY HINDU COUNTRY OF 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE, INDIA HAS THE LARGEST MUSLIM MINORITY POPULATION IN THE WORLD AND THIRD LARGEST MUSLIM POPULATION.
HINDUS HAVE GENERALLY PREFERRED NOT RENTING TO MUSLIMS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT MEAT COOKED IN THE HOUSE. LANDLORDS OF THE JAIN FAITH ARE EVEN MORE PARTICULAR ABOUT RENTING TO VEGETARIANS. BUT SOME WOUNDS RUN DEEPER THAN MEAT. FOR AN OLDER GENERATION, THE PARTITION OF INDIA STILL CUTS DEEP.
ASHOK, AN ELDERLY LANDLORD IN A POSH DELHI LOCALITY, DOES NOT RENT TO MUSLIMS. SITTING ON THE VERANDAH OF HIS HOME ON A NIPPY EVENING, HE RECALLED LEAVING HIS ANCESTRAL HOME IN RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN AND DESCRIBED HIS HARRIED JOURNEY ACROSS THE BORDER.
"WE WANTED TO LIVE THERE BUT COULDN'T…HOW MANY HINDUS LIVE IN PAKISTAN," HE SAYS. "THESE DIVISIONS HAVEN'T CHANGED FOR SO LONG AND THEY WON'T CHANGE."
SINCE 9/11, FINDING HOUSES FOR MUSLIMS HAS GONE FROM TIRESOME TO QUITE IMPOSSIBLE IN GOOD NEIGHBORHOODS. IN GRUNGIER PLACES HOWEVER, RENT MONEY CAN TRUMP OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. "IT IS THE EDUCATED SORTS WHO MAKE MORE FUSS SINCE THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR REPUTATION," SAYS SANDEEP MUKHERJEE, ANOTHER BROKER.
THE CURRENT BRAND OF ISLAMOPHOBIA IS MORE PERVASIVE BECAUSE FEAR HAS MADE INTOLERANCE EASIER TO JUSTIFY. WITH NEWS CHANNELS BRINGING EVERY TERRORIST ATTACK SO CLOSE TO HOME, THERE IS A GROWING CROP OF PEOPLE, WITHOUT PAINFUL OLD MEMORIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, WHO DON'T FEEL GUILTY SHUNNING MUSLIMS.
A MIDDLE-AGED LANDLORD SIMPLY SAYS HE DOESN'T HAVE TIME TO DO THE EXTRA LEGWORK OF CHECKING WHETHER THE LODGER IS "SAFE." A LOUDSPEAKER OF HIS NEIGHBORHOOD MARKETPLACE IN DELHI BELTS OUT A MESSAGE FROM THE POLICE, "PLEASE TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS WHEN RENTING."
EVEN BROKERS SAY THAT RENTING TO MUSLIMS IS A HASSLE BECAUSE THE POLICE WANT ADDITIONAL VERIFICATION, MORE PAPERWORK AND THE ENTIRE TRANSACTION IS SPRINKLED WITH AN AIR OF SUSPICION.
HAVING SO MANY DOORS SLAMMED IN THEIR FACES IS CRUSHING YOUNG MUSLIMS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WANT TO BE PART OF THE MAINSTREAM.
HUMANYUN CAN VIVIDLY CONJURE UP THE TWO TIMES WHEN HE WAS DENIED HOUSING INDELHI. IN ONE INSTANCE, THE LANDLORD RETURNED HIS MONEY AFTER LEARNING THAT HE WAS FASTING FOR RAMADAN. "THE DAY THAT GUY RETURNED ME THE CASH, I CRIED," HE SAID.
THE 32-YEAR-OLD KASHMIRI-MUSLIM AVOIDS TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE HE HAS FINALLY FOUND A HOUSE IN A DECENT NEIGHBORHOOD AND DOESN'T WANT TO CAUSE TROUBLE.
HOMEOWNERS TEND TO GIVE PLACES TO MUSLIM DIPLOMATS FROM ABROAD AND INDIAN MUSLIMS WHO WORK IN WELL-KNOWN COMPANIES THAT CAN VOUCH FOR THEM.
HUMANYUN AND HIS WIFE BOTH WORK IN MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES BUT THEIR NEW LANDLORD NEEDED FURTHER CONVINCING. SO, HUMANYUN ASKED PEOPLE HE KNEW IN HIS LANDLORD'S OFFICE TO ALSO PUT IN A GOOD WORD FOR THE COUPLE.
"BEFORE YOU ARE TRUSTED… YOU ARE NOT TRUSTED," HE SAYS.
COMPETING REALITIES, HOWEVER, MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO DISMISS INDIA'S CLAIMS OF SECULARISM. SHANTY NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BEEN THE STAGE OF THE BLOODIEST COMMUNAL CLASHES BUT ALSO WHERE HINDUS FAST WITH THEIR MUSLIM FRIENDS DURING RAMADAN AND HAVE LIVED TOGETHER FOR GENERATIONS.
LANDLORDS, WHEN CHARGED WITH BEING INTOLERANT, DEFENSIVELY ASSERT THAT THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM RENTING TO CHRISTIANS, SIKHS, BUDDHISTS OR ANY OTHER RELIGION.
EVEN THE APPETITE FOR BLOODSHED HAS DIMINISHED. MULTIPLE TERRORIST ATTACKS HAVE NOT LED TO COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY. BUT THE REFLEX MANTRA OF "UNITY IN DIVERSITY" PREVENTS ANY GENUINE STOCKTAKING ON WHERE RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY REALLY STANDS TODAY.
INDIFFERENCE IS ONE WAY OF DESCRIBING PREVAILING SENTIMENTS. KAMLA, A MIDDLE-AGED LANDLORD, FOR INSTANCE, EXPLAINED THAT SHE HAS NO DESIRE TO SEE MUSLIMS HARMED BUT SHE WANTS NO INTERACTION WITH THEM. "JUST STAY AWAY," SHE SAYS.
KAMLA HAS RENTED HER PLACE IN AN UPSCALE DELHI LOCALITY TO CHRISTIANS BUT NO MUSLIMS ARE WELCOME–NOT EVEN FORMER INDIAN PRESIDENT A P J ABDUL KALAM OR BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SHAH RUKH KHAN. "THEY CAN FIND HOMES IN THEIR OWN COLONIES," SHE SAYS.
HE LATEST MANIFESTATION OF SEMI-FASCIST TERROR UNLEASHED BY THE CHAUVINIST POLITICAL OUTFIT  SHIV SENA ON ANY ONE AND EVERY ONE WHO DARES TO DIFFER WITH IT AS BECOME A SUBJECT OF NATIONAL CONCERN.  MEDIA, MINORITIES, BOTH LINGUISTIC AND RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL PARTIES, TRADE UNIONS, FILM STARS, CRICKETERS, INDUSTRIALISTS- THE SHIV SENA SPARES NONE. THE SHIV SENA LEADER AND FORMER LOKSABHA SPEAKER MANOHAR JOSHI UNABASHEDLY SAID: OUR BOYS WILL NOT TOLERATE ANYBODY WHO CRITISISES SHIVA SENA'S SUPREMO BAL THAKEREY. BAL THACKERAY'S VITUPERATIVE ATTACK DOES NOT SPARE EVEN INDIA'S LEGENDARY CRICKETER SACHIN TENDULKAR.
THE LATEST  ACTS  OF SHIV SENA ARE NEITHER NEW, NOR WILL BE THE LAST. THE HISTORY OF SHIV SENA REVEALS THIS.
THE SHIV SENA, DURING NEARLY FOUR AND A HALF DECADES OF ITS EXISTENCE, HAS ALWAYS SYMBOLISED THE SEMI-FASCIST FACE OF REACTION. THE RAPID GROWTH OF THE SHIV SENA IN MAHARASHTRA SINCE THE MID-EIGHTIES IS, IN FACT, CLOSELY LINKED TO THE PARALLEL GROWTH OF THE SAFFRON BRIGADE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL DURING  THE SAME PERIOD.
THE SHIV SENA HAS SYSTEMATICALLY TARGETTED DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF MINORITIES IN A  CYNICAL ATTEMPT TO BUILD ITS MASS SUPPORT. SUCH MINORITY TARGETS HAVE INCLUDED NON-MAHARASHTRIANS, MUSLIMS AND DALITS. THE COMMUNAL RIOTS AND CASTE ATROCITIES UNLEASHED BY THE SHIV SENA CONSTITUTE ONE OF THE BLACKEST CHAPTERS IN THE HISTORY OF MAHARASHTRA.
THE LINKS OF THE SHIV SENA WITH MAFIA GANGS, ORGANISED CRIME, EXTORTION RACKETS AND CORRUPTION SCANDALS ARE  NOTORIOUS.
RABID ANTI-COMMUNISM HAS BEEN A FUNDAMENTAL AND CONSISTENT PLANK OF THE SHIV SENA EVER SINCE ITS INCEPTION. IT IS THIS ASPECT THAT HAS ENSURED IT THE FIRM SUPPORT OF BIG BUSINESS.
IT WAS THE RULING CONGRESS  PARTY THAT NURTURED AND SUPPORTED THE SHIV SENA FOR OVER TWO DECADES FROM THE MID-SIXTIES TO THE MID-EIGHTIES. IN THE EARLY PHASE, THIS SUPPORT WAS GIVEN TO BREAK THE COMMUNIST HOLD OVER THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IN MUMBAI; IN THE LATER PHASE, IT WAS TO SETTLE FACTIONAL SCORES WITHIN THE CONGRESS ITSELF. AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT, WITH THE SOLE EXCEPTION OF THE COMMUNISTS, ALL OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES IN THE STATE HAVE ALSO COLLABORATED WITH THE SHIV SENA AT VARIOUS TIMES, THEIR LEADERS SHARING THE PLATFORM WITH THE SHIV SENA SUPREMO AND SOME OF THEM EVEN GOING TO THE EXTENT OF STRIKING ELECTORAL ALLIANCES WITH THE SHIV SENA IN LOCAL ELECTIONS.
THE SHIV SENA HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNDER THE AUTHORITARIAN GRIP OF ITS DEMAGOGIC SUPREMO BAL THACKERAY,  WHO  HAS NEVER DISGUISED HIS CONTEMPT FOR DEMOCRACY AND ADULATION OF DICTATORSHIP. HIS SERVILE SUPPORT TO THE EMERGENCY WAS COUCHED IN THESE IDEOLOGICAL TERMS. THACKERAY HAS PUBLICLY GLORIFIED THE LIKES OF ADOLF HITLER AND NATHURAM GODSE.
THE GENESIS OF THE SHIV SENA
THE SHIV SENA WAS FOUNDED ON JUNE 19, 1966 WITH THE  AVOWED INTENTION OF FIGHTING THE ALLEGED INJUSTICE IN EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER MATTERS BEING FACED BY THE MAHARASHTRIANS IN MUMBAI.  THE REASON CITED FOR THIS INJUSTICE WAS THE INFLUX INTO MUMBAI OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER STATES, AMONGST WHOM THE  SHIV SENA MAINLY TARGETTED SOUTH INDIANS. IT THEN SIMULTANEOUSLY TOOK UP CUDGELS  AGAINST THE  COMMUNISTS, BRANDING THEM AS ANTI-NATIONAL, AND LAUNCHED ITS  STRIKE-BREAKING ACTIVITIES AND OTHER ATTACKS AGAINST THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT. THE BIAS AGAINST MUSLIMS AND DALITS WAS VERY MUCH THERE EVER SINCE ITS INCEPTION.
THE SPADEWORK FOR THE FORMATION OF THE SHIV SENA HAD  STARTED SIX YEARS EARLIER, WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THE MARATHI WEEKLY "MARMIK" BY BAL THACKERAY ON AUGUST 13, 1960, JUST THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA ON MAY 1, 1960.  THE PUBLICATION OF THE  FIRST ISSUE OF "MARMIK",  SIGNIFICANTLY, TOOK PLACE AT THE HANDS OF THE FIRST CHIEF MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA AND A TOP CONGRESS LEADER, Y.B. CHAVAN!
THE SAMYUKTA MAHARASHTRA MOVEMENT
THE LAUNCHING OF "MARMIK", WHICH BECAME A PRECURSOR TO THE FORMATION OF THE SHIV SENA, TOOK PLACE AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF A HUGE MASS MOVEMENT FOR SAMYUKTA MAHARASHTRA, I.E. A UNITED MAHARASHTRA INCLUSIVE OF MUMBAI, KONKAN, WESTERN MAHARASHTRA, VIDARBHA AND MARATHWADA REGIONS BUT EXCLUSIVE OF GUJARAT.
THE FORMATION OF A UNILINGUAL STATE OF MAHARASHTRA, WITH MUMBAI AS ITS CAPITAL, WAS ACHIEVED ON MAY DAY 1960 ONLY AFTER A LONG AND BITTER MASS  STRUGGLE.  THIS DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE BEGAN IN 1955, LASTED FOR FIVE YEARS AND SACRIFICED  105 MARTYRS IN BRUTAL POLICE FIRING  ORDERED BY THE MORARJI DESAI-LED STATE GOVERNMENT IN 1955-56.   TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE  ARRESTED AND BRAVED LATHI-CHARGES IN THE COURSE OF THIS MOVEMENT.  THE STRUGGLE WAS LED BY THE SAMYUKTA MAHARASHTRA SAMITI, WHICH MAINLY COMPRISED THE SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS AND OTHER DEMOCRATS.
THE SAMITI FOUGHT THE PARLIAMENTARY AND ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS OF 1957 JOINTLY AND SUCCEEDED IN GIVING A BIG JOLT TO THE CONGRESS, WHICH COULD SCRAPE THROUGH ONLY BECAUSE OF ITS SUPPORT IN GUJARAT AND VIDARBHA. THE SAME YEAR, THE SAMITI ALSO SWEPT THE BOMBAY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION POLLS, ROUTING THE CONGRESS. THE SAMYUKTA MAHARASHTRA MOVEMENT ACHIEVED VICTORY, BUT AS WE SHALL ANALYSE LATER, IT ALSO GAVE RISE TO A STRONG STREAK OF REGIONAL CHAUVINISM WHICH WAS LATER EXPLOITED BY "MARMIK" AND THE SHIV SENA TO THE HILT.
BAL THACKERAY HIMSELF, ALONG WITH SOME OTHERS WHO FORMED THE SHIV SENA, HAD BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE RSS IN THEIR EARLY YEARS, AND THIS HAD THE INEVITABLE IMPACT  ON SHIV SENA IDEOLOGY AND ORGANISATION. THACKERAY WAS A CARTOONIST WHO DID A BRIEF STINT WITH THE "FREE PRESS JOURNAL",  AN ENGLISH DAILY IN MUMBAI. HE SOON FELL OUT WITH ITS MANAGEMENT AND STARTED HIS OWN WEEKLY "MARMIK".  FOR SIX YEARS, THACKERAY WROTE PROVOCATIVE PIECES IN "MARMIK", HIGHLIGHTING INSTANCES OF INJUSTICE TO MAHARASHTRIANS IN MUMBAI, ESPECIALLY IN THE MATTER OF WHITE COLLAR JOBS.  LISTS WERE REGULARLY PUBLISHED OF THE NAMES OF OFFICIALS IN GOVERNMENT CONCERNS AND PRIVATE COMPANIES, MAKING OUT THAT MOST OF THE OFFICERS WERE NON-MAHARASHTRIANS, MOSTLY SOUTH INDIANS.
THE TARGET OF "MARMIK" WAS NEVER THE CONGRESS GOVERNMENT POLICIES. BUT ITS TARGET WAS INVARIABLY THE "OUTSIDERS" WHO WERE SNATCHING AWAY JOBS  FROM THE "SONS OF THE SOIL".  AS A MATTER OF FACT, THACKERAY ALWAYS MADE IT A POINT TO PRAISE THE CAPITALISTS, ALTHOUGH MOST OF THEM WERE NON-MARATHI, UNDER THE PLEA THAT IT WAS THEY WHO PROVIDED THE JOBS! HE ALSO STROVE TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CONGRESS RULERS, AND EVERY ANNIVERSARY FUNCTION OF "MARMIK" USED TO BE GRACED BY CONGRESS BIGWIGS.
THE PUBLIC RESPONSE TO THIS WEEKLY WAS, IN FACT, THE MAIN FACTOR THAT PROMPTED THACKERAY TO FORM THE SHIV SENA, AND IT WAS THIS "MARMIK" READERSHIP THAT EVENTUALLY BECAME THE NUCLEUS  OF SEVERAL SHIV SENA  "SHAKHAS", OR BRANCHES, IN THE URBAN BELT OF MUMBAI AND THANE DISTRICTS.
THE FIRST MASS RALLY OF THE SHIV SENA WAS  HELD AT THE SHIVAJI PARK IN MUMBAI ON OCTOBER 30, 1966. IT WAS THE DAY OF  DUSSEHRA, AND ON EVERY DUSSEHRA DAY IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS, SIMILAR SHIV SENA  RALLIES HAVE BEEN HELD ON SHIVAJI  PARK. LIKE THE "SHAKHA" CONCEPT, THIS PRACTICE, TOO, HAS BEEN LIFTED FROM THE  RSS, WHICH HAS REGULARLY HELD ITS ANNUAL DUSSEHRA RALLIES AT NAGPUR.  THERE WAS A LARGE TURN-OUT FOR THIS FIRST-EVER SHIV SENA  RALLY, WHICH IS SAID TO HAVE  SURPRISED THACKERAY HIMSELF. CONGRESS LEADER RAMRAO ADIK ALSO ADDRESSED THIS SHIV SENA  RALLY.
THE CARD OF REGIONAL CHAUVINISM
THE TWO MAIN DEMANDS RAISED BY THE SHIV SENA  WERE 80 PER CENT  JOBS IN GOVERNMENT CONCERNS AND 80 PER CENT HOUSES IN STATE HOUSING BOARD COLONIES  FOR MAHARASHTRIANS. IN SUPPORT OF THIS, A VIRULENT  CAMPAIGN WAS UNLEASHED THROUGH THE LATE SIXTIES AND EARLY SEVENTIES.  ATTACKS ON SOUTH INDIAN ESTABLISHMENTS BECAME A REGULAR FEATURE, AND IT WAS THEN THAT THE EXTORTION RACKET UNDER THE NAME OF "PROTECTION MONEY" BEGAN. IN 1968, CINEMA THEATRES SCREENING HINDI FILMS BROUGHT OUT BY SOUTH INDIAN PRODUCERS WERE ATTACKED AND THE SHOWS BROUGHT TO A HALT.  THE SHOWS BEGAN ONLY WHEN CONSIDERABLE SUMS OF MONEY CHANGED HANDS.  DEMONSTRATIONS WERE HELD ON GOVERNMENT CONCERNS DEMANDING JOBS FOR MAHARASHTRIANS, AND MANY OF THESE TURNED VIOLENT.
IN 1972, AN ORGANISATION CALLED THE STHANIYA LOKADHIKAR SAMITI (SLS) WAS SET UP. IN A BID TO ATTRACT WHITE COLLAR EMPLOYEES, THE SLS SET UP ITS UNITS IN LARGE GOVERNMENT AND SEMI-GOVERNMENT CONCERNS LIKE THE RBI,SBI, LIC, GIC, AIR INDIA, RAILWAYS, OTHER NATIONALISED BANKS AND SO ON.  IN MANY OF THESE CONCERNS THERE WERE  ALL INDIA UNIONS LED BY THE LEFT, WHICH PROVED DIFFICULT TO BREAK.  HENCE, THE SLS TRIED A NEW TACTIC.  IT CONCENTRATED ON THE DEMAND THAT 80 PER CENT OF THE STAFF MUST BE MAHARASHTRIANS AND FOCUSSED EXCLUSIVELY ON THREE MAIN QUESTIONS AFFECTING THE MARATHI EMPLOYEES, VIZ, RECRUITMENT, TRANSFERS AND PROMOTIONS. IT BACKED UP THIS CAMPAIGN BY DEMONSTRATIONS AND OTHER INTIMIDATORY MEASURES.  THIS ENABLED THE SHIV SENA  TO ATTRACT THE MIDDLE CLASSES.
IN ANOTHER EFFORT TO PLAY THE REGIONAL CHAUVINIST CARD, THE SHIV SENA   TOOK UP THE UNRESOLVED MAHARASHTRA-KARNATAKA  BORDER DISPUTE.  THIS RESULTED IN THE FIRST FULL-SCALE RIOT UNLEASHED BY THE SHIV SENA  IN MUMBAI IN FEBRUARY 1969.
ATTACKS ON COMMUNISTS AND ON WORKING CLASS UNITY
ANTI-COMMUNISM, ATTACKS ON WORKING CLASS UNITY AND SERVING AS A HANDMAID OF THE CAPITALISTS ARE ALL PART OF FASCISTIC IDEOLOGY AND PRACTICE.  THE SHIV SENA  DISPLAYED ALL THESE FEATURES IN AMPLE MEASURE RIGHT FROM ITS INCEPTION. IT MADE THE COMMUNISTS ITS FOREMOST POLITICAL TARGET. AND IN THIS ENDEAVOUR, IT RECEIVED UNSTINTED  SUPPORT FROM BIG BUSINESS, THE CONGRESS STATE GOVERNMENT AND LARGE SECTIONS OF THE CAPITALIST-CONTROLLED MEDIA.
BUT THE SHIV SENA  DID NOT STOP AT VERBAL PROPAGANDA ALONE. EGGED ON BY BIG BUSINESS, IT STARTED USING THE MARATHI CHAUVINIST CARD TO BREAK WORKING CLASS UNITY. WITH SOME GROUND THUS PREPARED, IT BEGAN TO DISPLAY ITS MUSCLE POWER TO BREAK COMMUNIST-LED STRIKES, OVERTHROW THE ESTABLISHED AITUC/CITU UNION AND REPLACE IT  WITH THE SHIV SENA UNION WHICH WOULD THEN SIGN AN AMICABLE  AGREEMENT WITH THE MANAGEMENT. IN THIS STRIKE-BREAKING PROCESS, SEVERAL MILITANT WORKERS OF THE COMMUNIST-LED UNIONS WOULD BE DISMISSED AND REPLACED BY SHIV SAINIKS TO STRENGTHEN THE SHIV SENA  HOLD IN THE FACTORY.
SOME MAJOR EXAMPLES OF COMMUNIST-LED UNIONS THAT WERE BROKEN IN THIS MANNER WERE THE  AITUC UNIONS OF LARSEN AND TOUBRO, T. MANEKLAL AND PARLE BOTTLING PLANT IN MUMBAI, AND THE CITU UNIONS OF DEVIDAYAL CABLES, WYMAN GORDON AND  SURENDRA INDUSTRIES IN THANE.  BUT THERE WERE ALSO MANY OTHER INSTANCES WHERE THE CITU AND AITUC SUCCEEDED IN REPULSING THIS SHIV SENA  ONSLAUGHT.   NEVERTHELESS, TAKING THE PICTURE AS A WHOLE, IT IS TRUE THAT COMMUNIST-LED UNIONS DID SUFFER MAJOR SETBACKS DURING THIS PERIOD.
IN ORDER TO GIVE THIS DRIVE AN ORGANISED CHANNEL, THE SHIV SENA  SET UP ITS OWN TRADE UNION, THE BHARATIYA KAMGAR SENA (BKS) ON AUGUST 9, 1968. THE ANTI-WORKING CLASS STAND OF THE SHIV SENAN BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR WHEN IT PUBLICLY OPPOSED THE STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES STRIKE AND THE TEXTILE WORKERS STRIKE IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES AND  BACKED THIS UP BY OPPOSING THE GREAT RAILWAY STRIKE OF 1974.
THERE WAS ONE MAJOR SECTION OF THE WORKING CLASS WHOSE SUPPORT AT THE UNION LEVEL CONTINUED TO ELUDE THE SHIV SENA , AND THIS WAS THE THEN THREE LAKH STRONG TEXTILE WORKERS OF MUMBAI, A LARGE MAJORITY BEING MAHARASHTRIANS.   HISTORICALLY, THE TEXTILE WORKERS HAD LONG BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE GIRNI KAMGAR UNION (GKU) THAT WAS LED BY THE COMMUNISTS.  THEY HAD FOUGHT AND WON SEVERAL MILITANT STRIKE-STRUGGLES UNDER COMMUNIST LEADERSHIP RIGHT SINCE THE TWENTIES.  HERE THE SHIV SENA  BEGAN TO USE THE MOST REPREHENSIBLE TACTICS BASED ON OUTRIGHT VIOLENCE AND NAKED TERROR.
IN DECEMBER 1967, THE CPI HEADQUARTERS OF MUMBAI AT DALVI BUILDING IN PAREL, WHICH IS SITUATED IN THE VERY MIDST OF THE TEXTILE AREA, WAS SAVAGELY ATTACKED BY SHIV SENA ACTIVISTS AND ALMOST DESTROYED. ORGANISED ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO BREAK UP COMMUNIST PUBLIC MEETINGS AND SEVERAL LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS OF BOTH THE CPI AND THE CPI(M) WERE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED.  THE CLIMAX WAS REACHED ON JUNE 6, 1970, WHEN ARMED ACTIVISTS OF THE SHIV SENA  MURDERED THE SITTING MLA OF THE CPI, KRISHNA DESAI. KRISHNA DESAI WAS A POPULAR AND MILITANT MASS LEADER IN THE TEXTILE BELT AND HAD BEEN ELECTED MUNICIPAL CORPORATOR FOUR TIMES BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED TO THE STATE ASSEMBLY IN 1967.  THIS WAS THE FIRST MAJOR POLITICAL ASSASSINATION IN MUMBAI SINCE  INDEPENDENCE, AND IT SENT SHOCK WAVES THROUGH THE CITY AND STATE.  THE LEADERSHIP OF THE ENTIRE OPPOSITION ALONGWITH THOUSANDS OF  INCENSED WORKERS, MARCHED IN KRISHNA DESAI'S FUNERAL  PROCESSION. OPPOSITION LEADERS DIRECTLY ACCUSED THE SHIV SENA AND THE CONGRESS STATE GOVERNMENT IN  GENERAL, AND BAL THACKERAY AND VASANTRAO NAIK IN PARTICULAR, OF BEING HAND IN GLOVE IN THE PERPETRATION OF THIS HEINOUS CRIME.
COMMUNAL, CASTEIST AND AUTHORITARIAN SLANT
THE COMMUNAL AND CASTEIST MOBILISATION OF THE SHIV SENA STARTED IN A BIG WAY IN THE MID-EIGHTIES. BUT EVEN IN THIS FIRST PHASE, THE SHIV SENA  SLANT BECAME CLEAR FROM A FEW STRIKING INSTANCES. THACKERAY PERSONALLY INTERVENED ON THE SIDE OF THE HINDUS IN TWO MANDIR-MASJID DISPUTES, WHICH HE UTILISED TO RAKE UP COMMUNAL TENSIONS. ONE WAS THE DURGADI SHRINE AT KALYAN IN THANE DISTRICT; THE OTHER WAS THE MAHIKAVATI SHRINE AT MAHAD IN RAIGAD DISTRICT.  BUT THE BIGGEST COMMUNAL INCIDENT IN WHICH THE SHIV SENA  WAS INVOLVED IN ITS EARLY YEARS WAS THE BHIWANDI RIOTS OF MAY 1970, WHICH ALSO SPREAD TO MAHAD AND JALGAON.  THE RIOTS WERE IGNITED IN CONNECTION WITH  A SHIV JAYANTI PROCESSION.  43 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN BHIWANDI, 39 IN JALGAON AND  PROPERTY WORTH CRORES WAS DESTROYED.  THE JUSTICE MADON COMMISSION OF INQUIRY SQUARELY LAID THE BLAME ON THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS FOR THE RIOTS: SHIV SENA, JAN SANGH, HINDU MAHASABHA, RASHTRIYA UTSAV MANDAL AND BHIWANDI SEVA SAMITI (BOTH RSS OUTFITS) AND ALL INDIA MAJLIS TAMIR-E-MILLAT.
AS FOR THE CASTEIST SLANT, THE FIRST FLASH POINT CAME IN JANUARY 1974, WHEN THERE WAS A VIOLENT CLASH BETWEEN THE SHIV SENA  AND THE DALIT PANTHERS.  THE DALIT PANTHERS WAS SET UP IN 1972, BOTH AS A CHALLENGE TO THE INJUSTICE OF THE SOCIAL SYSTEM AND AS A REBELLION AGAINST THE THEN MORIBUND AND DIRECTIONLESS REPUBLICAN PARTY OF INDIA (RPI).  THE PANTHERS BEGAN BY TAKING UP BOTH CASTE AND CLASS ISSUES AND ALSO LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE THE REGRESSIVE ASPECTS OF SOME HINDU RELIGIOUS TENETS. CAPITALISING ON CERTAIN SPEECHES MADE BY PANTHER LEADERS ABOUT HINDU DEITIES, THE SHIV SENA UNLEASHED RIOTS AGAINST DALITS IN THE WORLI BDD CHAWLS IN MUMBAI.  THE RIOTS THEN SPREAD TO OTHER AREAS OF THE CITY AND CONTINUED FOR A WEEK.  DALIT PANTHER LEADER BHAGWAT JADHAV WAS BRUTALLY KILLED BY SHIV SENA ACTIVITIES.  THUS BEGAN THE FEUD OF THE SHIV SENA AGAINST THE DALIT COMMUNITY.
ELECTORAL OPPORTUNISM GALORE
AT THE BIRTH OF THE SHIV SENA , THACKERAY HAD DECLARED THAT IT WAS ONLY A SOCIAL ORGANISATION THAT TREATED POLITICS WITH CONTEMPT. BUT WITHIN JUST SIX MONTHS OF THAT STATEMENT, THE SHIV SENA  HAD PLUNGED INTO POLITICS. ITS FIRST ENTRY DURING THE PARLIAMENTARY AND ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS OF 1967 WAS INDIRECT  AND NEGATIVE.  IT DID NOT CONTEST ANY SEATS ITSELF, BUT GAVE A CALL FOR THE DEFEAT OF LOK SABHA CANDIDATES IN MUMBAI LIKE V.K. KRISHNA MENON (BECAUSE HE WAS AN "OUTSIDER"), S.A. DANGE (BECAUSE HE WAS A COMMUNIST) AND GEORGE FERNANDES (BECAUSE HE WAS A SOCIALIST). MENON LOST, BUT THE OTHER TWO WON.  THE RANK OPPORTUNISM OF THE SHIV SENA BECAME EVIDENT DURING THIS ELECTION ITSELF.  WHEN IT SUPPORTED THE THEN BOMBAY CONGRESS BOSS S.K. PATIL AGAINST FERNANDES, AFTER HAVING LAMPOONED PATIL SAVAGELY FOR SEVEN YEARS IN THE COLUMNS OF "MARMIK" FOR HIS ANTI-MAHARASHTRIAN STANCES.  IN LATER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, THE SHIV SENA  FULLY SUPPORTED NAVAL TATA OF THE HOUSE OF TATAS, MADE  HUGE SUMS OF MONEY AND ALSO EXPOSED ITS CLASS BIAS. IT ALSO SUPPORTED RETIRED GENERAL OF THE ARMY, K.M. CARIAPPA, ALTHOUGH HE WAS AN  "OUTSIDER".
LATER THE SAME YEAR, 1967, THE SHIV SENA FOUGHT THE THANE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS WON 17 OF THE 40 SEATS AND MANAGED TO INSTALL ITS OWN MAYOR.  THIS WAS THE FIRST ELECTORAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE SHIV SENA. THE NEXT YEAR IN 1968 CAME THE ELECTIONS TO THE BOMBAY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (BMC). HERE, THE SHIV SENA AND THE PRAJA SAMAJWADI PARTY (PSP) SHOCKED THE POLITICAL WORLD BY CONCLUDING AN ELECTORAL ALLIANCE.
THE SHIV SENA  WON 42 OF THE 140 SEATS IN THE BMC, THE PSP WON 11, BUT THE CONGRESS STILL EMERGED AS THE LARGEST PARTY WITH 65.  THE CPI, HOWEVER, WAS REDUCED FROM 18 SEATS WON IN 1961 TO ONLY 3 IN 1968, THE PWP WAS DECIMATED FROM 8 TO NIL, AND THE NEWLY-FORMED CPI(M) WON 2.  TWO YEARS LATER, IN OCTOBER 1970, THE ASSEMBLY BY-ELECTION NECESSITATED BY KRISHNA DESAI'S MURDER WAS, NARROWLY WON BY THE SHIV SENA , DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE CPI HAD PUT UP KRISHNA DESAI'S WIFE AS ITS CANDIDATE.  THE WINNER, WAMANRAO MAHADIK, THUS BECAME THE FIRST SHIV SENA MLA IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY. THESE ELECTION RESULTS WERE AN OMINOUS INDICATION THAT THE ANTI-COMMUNIST CAMPAIGN OF THE SHIV SENA  WAS BEGINNING TO BEAR FRUIT.
FOR THE NEXT BMC ELECTIONS OF 1973, THE SHIV SENA FORGED AN ALLIANCE WITH THE RPI LED BY R.S. GAVAI! THE SHIV SENA ALMOST RETAINED ITS OLD STRENGTH BY WINNING 39 SEATS, BUT THE RPI HAD TO BE CONTENT WITH JUST 1. SUDHIR JOSHI OF THE SHIV SENA  WAS ELECTED MAYOR WITH THE SUPPORT OF ONE CONGRESS FACTION, THE RPI, AND – THIS IS THE ASTOUNDING PART – WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CORPORATORS OF THE MUSLIM LEAGUE!
IN EARLY 1975, THACKERAY'S RELIABLE MENTOR VASANTRAO NAIK WAS MADE TO STEP DOWN AS CHIEF MINISTER AFTER A RECORD 12-YEAR LONG TENURE, WHICH STILL REMAINS UNMATCHED IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE.  HE WAS REPLACED BY S.B.CHAVAN, A LEADER FROM MARATHWADA WHO WAS FOISTED FROM DELHI.
SERVILE SUPPORT TO EMERGENCY
IN THE BEGINNING OF THE EMERGENCY, THERE WERE RUMOURS THAT ALONGWITH THE RSS AND OTHER BANNED ORGANISATIONS, THE SHIV SENA WOULD ALSO BE BANNED AND ITS LEADERS PUT BEHIND BARS.  BUT THACKERAY STALLED ANY SUCH MOVE BY DECLARING FULL SHIV SENA  SUPPORT TO THE EMERGENCY, OVERRULING THE MISGIVINGS OF SOME OF HIS MINIONS.  HE THEN BUTTRESSED THIS BY PUBLICLY SINGING PRAISES OF NOT ONLY INDIRA GANDHI BUT ALSO SANJAY GANDHI. THUS, THROUGHOUT THE EMERGENCY, THE SHIV SENA  LAY COMPLETELY DOCILE AND DORMANT, RAISING NO CONTENTIOUS ISSUES AND LEADING NO FIERY AGITATIONS. ITS DAY-TO-DAY "SHAKHA" FUNCTIONING AND ROUTINE TRADE UNION WORK WENT ON, BUT IN MUTED FASHION.
IN A SENSE, THE SHIV SENA  SUPPORT TO THE EMERGENCY WAS IDEOLOGICALLY CONSISTENT WITH ITS OFT-REPEATED, FASCISTIC ADULATION OF DICTATORSHIP. HOWEVER, IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED THAT THACKERAY TOOK THIS STAND BECAUSE HE WAS TERRIFIED AT THE PROSPECT OF AN INDEFINITELY LONG JAIL TERM.  THE ONE BRIEF STINT THAT HE HAD OF JAIL LIFE IN 1969 HAD BEEN FOR HIM A DREADFUL EXPERIENCE, AND HE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO AVOID A REPEAT OF THE SAME.
MARGINALISATION OF THE SHIV SENA
SHIV SENA  SUPPORT TO THE CONGRESS (I) CONTINUED EVEN AFTER THE EMERGENCY AND THE SUBSEQUENT ROUT OF THAT PARTY. IN THE 1977 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS, THE SHIV SENA  DID NOT CONTEST A SINGLE SEAT; INSTEAD, IT WORKED FOR THE CONGRESS. THE REVULSION OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST THE CONGRESS ALSO REBOUNDED ON THE SHIV SENA  AND THE OPPOSITION MADE A CLEAN SWEEP OF ALL THE LOK SABHA SEATS FROM MUMBAI.  THE SAME YEAR, IN THE BOMBAY MAYORAL ELECTION, THE SHIV SENA  BACKTRACKED ON ITS OWN EARLIER ASSURANCE TO SUPPORT THE OPPOSITION AND INSTEAD SUPPORTED THE CANDIDATURE OF CONGRESS CANDIDATE MURLI DEORA, WHO WON.  IN THE 1978 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS, THE SHIV SENA  CONTESTED SOME SEATS ON ITS OWN BUT DREW A COMPLETE BLANK.  AND IN THE BMC ELECTIONS SOON AFTER, ITS STRENGTH WAS CUT DOWN BY HALF; IT WON ONLY 21 SEATS OUT OF 140 AS AGAINST 42 AND  39 THAT IT HAD WON IN THE EARLIER TWO ELECTIONS. THERE WAS NOW NO DOUBT THAT SHIV SENA  INFLUENCE EVEN IN ITS CITADEL OF MUMBAI WAS BEGINNING TO WANE.
IN THE LOK SABHA ELECTIONS OF 1980, HELD AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE JANATA PARTY RULE AT THE CENTRE, THE CONGRESS(I) STAGED A COMEBACK. INDIRA GANDHI PROMPTLY DISMISSED SEVERAL OPPOSITION-LED STATE GOVERNMENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE PDF REGIME IN MAHARASHTRA, AND FRESH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS WERE HELD.  THE CONGRESS(I) SWEPT THE POLLS AND, IN ORDER TO TEACH A LESSON TO THE MARATHA LOBBY THAT HAD OPPOSED HER, SHE FOISTED A.R. ANTULAY AS THE CHIEF MINISTER. THACKERAY AND ANTULAY HAD ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST OF FRIENDS; INDEED, SO SPECIAL WAS THEIR RELATIONSHIP THAT THE SHIV SENA  DID NOT CONTEST THE 1980 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AT ALL – INSTEAD, IT WORKED FOR THE CONGRESS(I)!  RETURNING THE FAVOUR, ANTULAY GOT THREE SHIV SENA  LEADERS ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WITH CONGRESS(I) SUPPORT!  ALL THE ABOVE EVENTS SHOWED TO WHAT EXTENT THE SHIV SENA  HAD BEEN MARGINALISED DURING THIS PERIOD.
THE EARLY EIGHTIES IN MAHARASHTRA, AS ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY, SAW THE FIRST STIRRINGS OF A NEW DRIVE LAUNCHED BY THE FORCES OF HINDU COMMUNALISM, WHICH WAS SPEARHEADED BY THE RSS-CONTROLLED  SANGH PARIVAR.  CAPITALISING ON EVENTS LIKE THE MEENAKSHIPURAM CONVERSIONS, TERRORISM IN PUNJAB AND KASHMIR, CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTH-EAST AND SO ON, THE VHP BEGAN TO MAKE DIRECT APPEALS FOR HINDU CONSOLIDATION TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES. GANGA JAL YATRAS WERE TAKEN OUT  ACROSS THE COUNTRY  AND THE RAM JANMABHOOMI-BABRI MASJID DISPUTE WAS DELIBERATELY RAKED UP.  THE COMMUNAL CAULDRON WAS BEING STIRRED UP BY THE SAFFRON BRIGADE.
THE COMMUNAL CARD
THE SHIV SENA  INAUGURATED ITS NEW COMMUNAL DRIVE WITH THE GHASTLY COMMUNAL RIOTS IN BHIWANDI, KALYAN, THANE AND MUMBAI THAT WERE UNLEASHED IN MAY 1984.  THE PROVOCATION FOR THE RIOTS WAS A PUBLIC SPEECH BY THACKERAY WHEREIN HE MADE DEROGATORY REMARKS AGAINST THE PROPHET, MOHAMMED PAIGAMBAR.  THESE REMARKS WERE PRINTED IN EXAGGERATED FORM BY SOME URDU PAPERS. AS A REACTION TO THIS, IN FAR-OFF PARBHANI IN THE MARATHWADA REGION, A CONGRESS MLA, A.R. KHAN ORGANISED A LARGE PROTEST ACTION IN WHICH THACKERAY'S PHOTO WAS GARLANDED WITH SHOES.  THIS IGNITED THE FUSE WHICH LED THE SHIV SENA  TO UNLEASH MASSIVE RIOTS IN WHICH AT LEAST 258 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, THOUSANDS INJURED AND PROPERTY WORTH CRORES DESTROYED. THE RIOTS WERE REPLETE WITH TERRIBLE INSTANCES OF CRUELTY, THE MOST HEINOUS BEING THE ANSARI BAUG MASSACRE AT BHIWANDI. IT HAS BEEN CLEARLY ESTABLISHED THAT THE MAIN CULPRIT IN THESE RIOTS WAS THE SHIV SENA.
WHILE THE BUILD-UP TO THESE RIOTS, CONSISTING OF RABID COMMUNAL PROPAGANDA AND EVEN COLLECTION OF WEAPONS, WAS GOING ON OPENLY FOR TWO MONTHS IN MUMBAI AND BHIWANDI, THE GOVERNMENT DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  THE ATTITUDE OF THE POLICE NOT ONLY REFLECTED THIS COMPLETE APATHY, BUT IT ALSO HAD ADDITIONAL COMMUNAL BIAS.  EVEN AFTER THE RIOTS, NO ACTION WAS EVER TAKEN AGAINST THACKERAY OR ANY OF THE OTHER CULPRITS.
IN THE LOK SABHA ELECTIONS OF 1984 HELD IN THE WAKE OF INDIRA GANDHI'S ASSASSINATION, THE SHIV SENA   FOR THE FIRST TIME CONCLUDED AN ELECTION ALLIANCE WITH THE BJP. BUT IN THE SYMPATHY WAVE THAT FOLLOWED THE ASSASSINATION, THE CONGRESS(I) SWEPT THE POLLS, WINNING A RECORD 43 OF THE 48 SEATS IN MAHARASHTRA. THE SS-BJP ALLIANCE, WHICH DREW A BLANK, WAS DISSOLVED SOON AFTER, TO BE REFORGED IN A MORE LASTING FORM FIVE YEARS LATER.  IN THE 1985 ASSEMBLY POLLS, THE SHIV SENA   FOUGHT ON ITS OWN AND CHHAGAN BHUJBAL BECAME THE LONE SHIV SENA   CANDIDATE TO GET ELECTED AS MLA. POLITICALLY, THE SHIV SENA   WAS STILL DOWN IN THE DUMPS.
RESURRECTION OF  THE SHIV SENA
THE RESURRECTION OF THE SHIV SENA   TOOK PLACE IN THE BMC ELECTIONS OF 1985, AND AFTER THAT IT HAS NEVER LOOKED BACK.  THESE ELECTIONS WERE HELD WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF THE ASSEMBLY POLLS IN WHICH THE SHIV SENA   HAD BEEN CLOBBERED, WINNING JUST ONE SOLITARY SEAT, OUT OF THE 34  SEATS IN MUMBAI AND 288 SEATS IN MAHARASHTRA. BUT JUST BEFORE THIS ELECTION, A VERY SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT TOOK PLACE. WHEN ASKED BY SHIV SENA   MLC PRAMOD NAVALKAR IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, IF THERE WERE ANY PLANS TO SEPARATE BOMBAY FROM MAHARASHTRA AND MAKE IT A UNION TERRITORY, CHIEF MINISTER VASANTDADA PATIL HIMSELF GAVE THE FOLLOWING REPLY: "I DO NOT KNOW IF THERE IS SUCH A PROPOSAL, BUT WE WILL FIGHT TOOTH AND  NAIL IF ANYONE TRIES TO SEPARATE BOMBAY FROM MAHARASHTRA"!  ACTUALLY, THERE WAS NEVER ANY SUCH PROPOSAL, AND BOTH PATIL AND THE SHIV SENA   KNEW IT ONLY TOO WELL.  BUT THIS CALCULATED REPLY WAS ENOUGH TO SET THE  CAT AMONG THE  PIGEONS, AND IT WAS ON THIS SINGLE ISSUE THAT THE SHIV SENA   WHIPPED UP REGIONAL SENTIMENTS, AND WON THE ELECTIONS WITH 78 SEATS OF THE 170 AT STAKE!
CAPITALISING ON ITS VICTORY, THE SHIV SENA   LOST NO TIME IN THREATENING ANOTHER ASSAM-TYPE AGITATION TO RID BOMBAY OF ALL "OUTSIDERS".  THACKERAY EVEN WENT TO THE EXTENT OF DEMANDING THAT 1972 BE CONSIDERED AS THE CUT-OFF DATE, THAT ALL NON-MAHARASHTRIANS WHO HAD SETTLED IN MUMBAI AFTER THAT DATE BE DRIVEN OUT AND THAT NEW LAWS BE FRAMED TO STOP FURTHER INFLUX OF "OUTSIDERS" INTO THE CITY.  NONE OF THIS, OF COURSE, EVER CAME INTO EFFECT, BUT THE SHIV SENA  OFTEN GAVE SUCH THREATS EVEN IN  LATER YEARS.
IN 1986, THE "HOMECOMING" OF SHARAD PAWAR TO THE CONGRESS(I) PROVED TO BE ANOTHER BIG BONANZA FOR SHIV SENA   EXPANSION IN MAHARASHTRA. THIS CREATED A VACUUM IN THE OPPOSITION SPACE WHICH THE SHIV SENA   AND THE BJP, WITH THEIR COMMUNAL APPEAL ON THE ASCENDANT, BEGAN TO FILL. THIS WAS FURTHER AIDED BY THE RISING INCIDENCE OF INNER-CONGRESS FACTIONALISM, WHICH RESULTED IN ALL TOO FREQUENT CHANGES OF CONGRESS CHIEF MINISTERS AND THEIR CABINETS DURING THE EIGHTIES.  THERE WERE AS MANY AS SIX CHIEF MINISTERS IN TEN YEARS. THESE WERE IMPORTANT REASONS FOR SS-BJP GROWTH DURING THIS PERIOD.
ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT REASON THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE GROWTH  OF THE SHIV SENA   AND THE BJP DURING THE LATE EIGHTIES AND EARLY NINETIES WAS THE DECLINE OF THE SHETKARI SANGHATANA LED BY SHARAD JOSHI. THIS ORGANISATION, WHICH CAME TO PROMINENCE IN THE LATE SEVENTIES AND EARLY EIGHTIES AROUND THE ONE-POINT PROGRAMME OF REMUNERATIVE PRICES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE, CLEARLY REPRESENTED THE LANDLORD LOBBY AND THE RICH PEASANTRY. BUT IT MOBILISED THOUSANDS OF PEASANTS IN MAHARASHTRA FOR MILITANT AGITATIONS AROUND CROPS LIKE ONIONS, TOBACCO, SUGARCANE AND COTTON. ALTHOUGH IT CLAIMED TO BE ALOOF FROM POLITICS, IN THE EIGHTIES IT GENERALLY THREW ITS WEIGHT BEHIND SELECTED THIRD FRONT CANDIDATES. BUT IN THE EARLY NINETIES, SHARAD JOSHI REVEALED HIS TRUE COLOURS AS AN UNASHAMED CHAMPION OF THE LIBERALISATION POLICIES AND THE GATT AGREEMENT. IT WAS THIS THAT LED TO A SPLIT IN THE SHETKARI SANGHATANA AND TO A NOSEDIVE IN SHARAD JOSHI'S INFLUENCE IN THE PEASANTRY. THE PEASANT AGITATIONS ALSO DECLINED. IT WAS IN THESE YEARS THAT SECTIONS OF THE PEASANTRY WHO HAD BEEN LET DOWN BY THE SHETKARI SANGHATANA AND WHO WERE DISILLUSIONED WITH THE CONGRESS, BEGAN TO GRAVITATE TOWARDS THE SHIV SENA   AND THE BJP.
LATER, SHARAD JOSHI FORMED A NEW PARTY CALLED THE SWATANTRA BHARAT PARTY WHICH WAS WIPED OUT IN SUCCESSIVE ELECTIONS AND JOSHI WAS HIMSELF DEFEATED A COUPLE OF TIMES. IN 1999, HE REACHED THE NADIR OF POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM.  THE SAME SHARAD JOSHI, WHO IN HIS HEYDAY USED TO PUBLICLY LASH OUT AT THE SS-BJP AS "COMMUNAL VULTURES", NOW PLEADED WITH THACKERAY TO ACCOMMODATE SOME OF HIS CANDIDATES IN THE SS-BJP ALLIANCE!  WHEN THACKERAY REFUSED, JOSHI TURNED TO SHARAD PAWAR .
THE HINDUTVA CAMPAIGN AND STATEWIDE COMMUNAL RIOTS
IN NOVEMBER 1986, THE SHIV SENA   GAVE A CALL FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF A "SAFFRON  WEEK" ALL OVER THE STATE TO PROPAGATE ITS VERSION OF HINDUTVA.  THIS WAS IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE RAJIV GANDHI REGIME'S OPPORTUNISTIC DECISIONS AS REGARDS THE SHAH BANO CASE AND THE  OPENING OF THE LOCK OF THE AYODHYA SHRINE.  THE "SAFFRON WEEK" WAS USED FOR THE AIRING OF RABID COMMUNAL PROPAGANDA AND FOR THE STARTING OF SHIV SENA   "SHAKHAS" IN VILLAGES.  ALL THIS SET THE STAGE FOR COMMUNAL RIOTS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE READMORE .MOTHER FUCKER S. DHINABALAN HINDU PRIESTS IS DIRECTLY COLLABORATING WITH SHIV SENA AND RSS THE CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE AND HATRED

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Sex tape scandal, UMNO Drama, and it’s all about Sarawak election!

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 04:14 AM PDT

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If there's one country in the world where you can enjoy sex scandals particularly involving politicians, that country is Malaysia. And if there's one politician who can do sex like a rabbit, that politician is definitely the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, at least that was what revealed by a mysterious "Datuk T" after he dropped a bombshell with a 21-minute sex video showing a man that looked like Anwar romping in various sexual positions with a female prostitute of East Asian descent.

Malaysia is indeed a country made in heaven where politics, corruption, power and sex do mix very well together. You
have the international submarines corruption and Altantuya Shaariibuu sex-and-murder scandal yet to be resolved.Then the sex tape involving Chua Soi Lek, president of MCA, a component party forming the federal government with no action taken. Now, you have the latest sex tape scandal targeting Anwar Ibrahim. Currently fighting for his survival with Part II of sodomy charges, Anwar is now being made even busier with the latest sex tape scandal. Too bad Anwar is on the opposition front otherwise he would be worshipped (by colleagues Ministers) like a Sex-God for his prowess in bonking both male and females *grin*.

The 21-minute sex video showed a man looking like Anwar, the woman and another unidentified man sitting in a hotel room. The look-alike Anwar was receiving oral sex from the woman and then having sexual intercourse with her in several positions in the tape. If a person who suffers from back-pain incurred during a 6-year imprisonment on sodomy charges pressed by former premier Mahathir Mohamad in 1998 can still bonk crazily like a rabbit, then he must be a Sex-God *grin*.People were curious as to who was the mysterious and powerful "Datuk T"?
Rumour mill was churning hard that "Datuk T" is Tamby Chik, the former Malacca Chief Minister. Rahim Tamby Chik or famously called Tamby Chik was a staunch supporter of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Tamby Chik's politic short-lived in 1994 after he was charged for the statutory rape of a 15-year old schoolgirl. Strangely, the public prosecutor withdrew the (rape) charges against Tamby Chik but when (opposition) DAP leader Lim Guan Eng protested on behalf of the rape victim, he was arrested and jailed 18 months for sedition.
The booking at Carcosa Negara Hotel was said to have made by RISDA's Kamarul Lail. RISDA's chairman is none other than Tamby Chik. At a latest press conference today the mystery surrounding "Datuk T" was revealed. Datuk T appears to be an alias for "Datuk Trio" and not "Datuk Tamby". The trio consists of Rahim Tamby Chik, former honorary consul to Thailand, Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer-general and ex-senator Shuib Lazim.

Shazryl Eskay Abdullah – said to have a distinct facial resemblance to Anwar Ibrahim so could he be the actual actor instead.Eskay is currently suing Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd for non-payment of  a RM20 million "lobbying fee" on the famous crooked bridge, a project which was scrapped by former PM Abdullah Badawi that angered former PM Mahathir because it was his pet project.

Earlier PKR Sungei Patani MP Johari Abdul told the media that he met Shazryl and Rahim Tamby Chik at the Flamingo Hotel in Ampang on Monday afternoon and was shown the video. He claimed after it was over, both Shazryl and Rahim tried to entice him and other PKR MPs to defect. However in the latest press conference, Datuk Trio claimed otherwise that Johari demanded RM100,000 "grease money" and additional RM1 million for each (opposition) Pakatan MP he would bring to watch the video.

Just like the sodomy part I and part II, the latest sex tape revelation wasperceived as another BN (current federal government) "sex trap". The fact that a man with his face half covered can actually summon the top journalists in town to watch a sex movie at the luxury Carcosa Negara Hotel, speaks volume about his power. Security was unusually tight and the manner in which reporters were shuffled in for separate screenings sparked suspicion that people withs special training were involved.Obviously the main objective was to distract the opposition from the Sarawak state polls after the state Parliament was dissolved on Monday. The Sarawak polls result will determine if the opposition will strike gold in forming the next federal government. Every Tom, Dick and his dog knows that whoever can bring down opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim would be rewarded handsomely. Only with Anwar out of political scene can current federal government led by UMNO continues with the plundering of nation's unlimited wealth.

Without Anwar leading the opposition pact, the next general election which could be held immediately if Sarawak wins big, would be a smooth sailing for Najib's administration. So it's no brainer that 'Datuk T' would want to board the gravy train once again. Was former PM Mahathir responsible in bringing back all the veteran "actors" from sodomy Part I with the appearance of Tamby Chik and Umi Hafilda? Many asked. But this is not the only plot to create havoc within the opposition parties.

Already there's evidence revealed by Sarawak Report that a secret deal has been forged between BN in KL with SNAP in Sarawak. Sarawak is so important to BN so much so that money was the last thing that worry BN and SNAP is now enriched with money. Apparently the game plan was to split the opposition and ensure a three-way contest in every Sarawak seat. It was a clever plan for SNAP disguising as an local anti-Taib opposition party. After winning their seats, all the SNAP candidates would jump ship.SNAP, it appears, would be BN's new nominee because the writing is on the wall that the current Chief Minister Taib Mahmud is a liability and should be get rid of. It's a win-win strategy for BN – if Taib Mahmud could deliver, BN is happy but if SNAP wins and switch sides thereafter, so much the better.

The sex tape targeting Anwar Ibrahim would do little damage to split the opposition pact in Peninsular Malaysia. It was plotted to ensure Anwar is fully occupied with sex scandals so much so that he couldn't care much about Sarawak, a state in East Malaysia. If you think the latest sex tape scandal is explosive enough, just wait till you see the aftermath of Sarawak state election.

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AMK Want ‘Datuk T” To Face The Music For Sex Video Fiasco

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 03:43 AM PDT

By the Administrator

Members of the Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) throughout the country show their dissatisfaction and disgust over the so-called 'Datuk T'  (actually 3 persons) who invited media top brass and some politicians to have had viewed a sex video in Carcusa Sri Malaysia Hotel di Kuala Lumpur early this week, and yet no action has been taken against them so far. Many AMK division leaders have lodged their reports and this morning, it was the turn of Bukit Gelugor Division.

Shahul Hamid bin Abdul Kadir, the Chairman of AMK Bukit Gelugor Division, went to the Penang North East District Police Station to make his complaint. He was accompanied by many division members including Division Chairman Lim Boo Chang, Deputy Chairman Roslan, Vice Chairman Asokan, Secretary Lim Boon Beng, Advisor Karrnan, Publicity Chief Dr. Gurdial Singh, Committee Members Zul Nordin, Lim Kuo Shee, Chew Seng Poh, etc.

ShahulHamid in no uncertain terms requested the police to throughly investigate 'Datuk T' from the angle of Sections 292 of the Penal Code for possession a, circulation, and exhibition of phonographic materials, and also Section 499 for criminal defamation, as well as Section 503 for intimidation, since the trio had threatened Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Opposition Leader, and his wife Dato' Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, the Keadilan President,  to injure their reputation if they did not quit politics in 7 days after their announcement.

He also said in his police report that since now  'Datuk T's' full identities had already been disclosed as the trio admitted publicly as appeared on almost all the newspapaers on 25-3-2011, the police must take legal action accordingly.

Lim Boo Chang, who is also the State Keadilan's Legal and Social Service Bureau Chairman, questioned as to why the trio created the sex video fiasco on the same day when Sarawak State Assembly was resolved. To him this was no simple co-incident. He believed that video could have been planned for use in the forthcoming general election to attack Anwar, but was brought forward as the BN was desperate over the Sarawak election. He said this was clearly a political conspiracy of the highest order.


HOME MINISTER’S MISSTEP: GIVING AURA HYPOCRISY SIDE STEPPING THE AURA OF AUTHENTICITY

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 03:40 AM PDT

 

BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES STATUTORY RAPE). LIM GUAN ENG, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND THE THEN MP FOR KOTA MELAKA, SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE RAPE OF A MINOR AFTER THE GIRL'S GRANDMOTHER-CUM-GUARDIAN, WHO WAS ALSO LIM'S CONSTITUENT, TURNED 
 

 
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HOWEVER, FAR FROM DESERVING JUSTICE, BOTH LIM AND THE SCHOOLGIRL RECEIVED THEIR "DUES". LIM WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR SPEAKING UP AGAINST THE RAPE WHILE THE GIRL WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS "PROTECTIVE CUSTODY". AS FOR RAHIM, BECAUSE OF THE RAPE AND PENDING CORRUPTION CHARGES, HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN, AFTER A 12-YEAR STINT AS MALACCA'S CHIEF MINISTER.
BUT THE JUDICIARY SAW RAHIM ESCAPE PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED; THIS CAME ABOUT AFTER THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR WITHDREW THE CHARGE CITING LACK OF EVIDENCE. THE CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST RAHIM WERE ALSO DROPPED READMORE   
UNWELCOME SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR LIKE PHYSICAL CONTACT INVESTIGATION PAPERS ON SOI LEK'S SEX VIDEO TO BE SENT TO AGUPDATED @ 02:52:59 PM 23-03-2011     BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES … READ MORE

Asri, encourages all parties and the public to hold a large gathering to state their hatred for dirty politics. — file pic
An influential Muslim cleric called today for all parties to come together and reject dirty and obscene politics on the back of a video that surfaced on Monday allegedly showing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim having sex with a Chinese prostitute.
Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said in a statement that Malaysians with dignity as civilised humans must protest the "dirty and ugly culture among politicians and the media of the country." "We must fight obscene politics that tries to disgrace others," said the former Perlis mufti.
Opposition Leader Anwar has denied being the man in the video and accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein of being involved in the emergence of the video.
This claim gained credence when former Umno Youth chief Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik admitted that businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay, Perkasa treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim and himself were collectively the mysterious "Datuk T" behind Monday's screening of the 21-minute sex video. The former Malacca chief minister had said that he and Shazryl wanted to show that "a person who wants to be national leader and PM was not qualified."
PKR has also claimed that the "Datuk T" trio met with Najib in Parliament on Wednesday but Najib had on Friday night denied Umno's involvement in the affair and called for the public and police to focus on the central issue of finding out who the man in the video was.
Asri, who has a large following among Muslims here, encouraged all parties and segments of the public to hold a large gathering to state their hatred for dirty politics.
The Universiti Sains Malaysia professor of Islamic studies said that all parties on both sides of the political divide should stop the practice of personal attacks to disgrace their enemies that does not involve oppressing the public.
"This is a disgusting, sinful and dirty act. Whether it is slander or if it is exposing personal embarrassments. This is not a sign of intellectual strength of the part of the exposer but that he only takes advantage of other people's weaknesses or victimises them," the maverick scholar said.
He also called on the media to be a dignified forum instead of contributing or encouraging dirty politics and for the public to shun media outlets that did so.
Asri said that politicians who were of questionable virtue should be chased out of the political scene as they were inclined to exploit the personal weaknesses of others rather than build on their own strengths.
You know how things sometimes just don't add up, signaling to us right away that something's just not right? Or that someone is not exactly telling the truth? You don't need to be trained as a journalist to figure it out when it happens. All you need is common sense.
When it comes to detecting B.S., almost everything I know comes from parenting: my wife and I have four kids, with ages ranging from elementary school all the way to college. They keep us on our toes and keep our B.S. detectors quite keen. B.S. detectors usually come with adulthood.
But there are two adults in the great state of Arizona — public officials no less — who either don't have B.S. detectors or simply decided not to use them one day last week.
What they did in their official capacity boggles the mind. Theirs is not an errant off the cuff comment, or the trap of a "gotcha" interview, which I've fallen prey to myself. No, what they did cannot be explained away that easily. These two public servants, representatives of the people of Arizona, apparently read, studied and then proceeded to disseminate hate-filled B.S. right into the official record of the Arizona State Senate.
Senate President Russell Pearce and Senator Lori Klein claim they got a letter from a constituent named Tony Hill, a substitute teacher in Glendale, Arizona. Klein read Hill's letter into the Senate record. The letter is plainly dubious, filled with accusations all too familiar to those of us who are used to hearing attacks against Latinos veiled in disguise as part of a legitimate "debate" about our nation's broken immigration system.
Those attacks usually go something like this: "Hispanics are lazy and dumb. They're a lower species that want to take over America and destroy our way of life." When taken to the extreme, those attacks can get barbaric and ugly; just over two weeks ago, another fine public servant — Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck — "joked" about shooting illegal aliens "like hogs."
Most of us know from even a cursory review of our nation's history that these same types of attacks were leveled against Germans, the Irish, Jews, the Chinese, Italians and just about every other immigrant group that has come to America.
But back to Pearce and Klein. Maybe they haven't read that part of our history because when they got a letter from a substitute teacher saying those types of things, they bought it hook, line and sinker. And then they disseminated it, read it on the floor of the Senate and into the official record, as though it were fact.
Here is what substitute teacher Hill wrote about his experience teaching history to Glendale 8th graders: he said his students refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and claimed those students said, "We are Mexicans and Americans stole our land." Hill goes on and says that when he asked the students to stop speaking Spanish in class, they told him, "Americans better learn Spanish and their customs because they are taking the land back…" Hill seemed bent on describing his Latino students as untamed and out of control. He says they refused to open their textbook, tore out pages, and threw them at each other. And then he added, "most of the Hispanic students do not want to be educated, but rather be gang members and gangsters."
Sound familiar? It's a perfect match to the Hispanic stereotype, the caricature, which is pushed all too often. There's only one problem: the children and the school claim none of it is true. According to District spokesman Jim Cummings, "Based on our conversations with students, based on our conversation with the teacher involved, we simply believe what he said is extremely exaggerated and not reflective of what our school is all about."
So where did Tony Hill get this story? The teacher, who hopes to get a job at a community college and now regrets sending the letter, told the Arizona Republic, "It just upset me that this was what's occurring… to see this disregard for America and their hatred towards it and their entitlement."
Tony Hill no doubt has some legitimate complaints about the problems caused by our inoperative immigration system, especially as a resident of a border state. But his diatribe laced with accusations against 8th grade children is shameful. Sadly, comments like Hill's have been and probably always will be a part of our collective struggle to grow and get along as a nation of immigrants.
The real danger isn't what Hill wrote, or even what he believes. No, the danger is how it went unchecked and was then read into the official record by two state senators who should, one would hope, know better.
In a TV interview, Senator Klein decided to double down. She stood by her actions and then went after the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. "We have an organization here called La Raza, which is a far-leftist racist organization that is inciting young Hispanics to act out, not say the Pledge, spit on America, and say it's our right to take America back, and this is really creating a problem here," Klein said. She said that, "this kind of behavior… [is] not acceptable from any race" and that she's received, "countless emails from other educators, saying that they've also had this experience."
"I've seen a lot of things like this, it's not that out of the ordinary," Anti-Defamation League regional director Bill Straus told the Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV. "What is out of the ordinary is that it gets the credibility of a state senator reading it word-for-word on the floor of the Senate. It's a disgrace." It certainly is.
The school district has now launched an inquiry into Hill. I can only hope that the inquiry also extends to examining the broken B.S. detectors and the judgment of Senators Pearce and Klein.

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Home Minister’s Misstep: Giving Aura Hypocrisy Side Stepping the Aura of Authenticity

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 03:26 AM PDT

BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES STATUTORY RAPE). LIM GUAN ENG, CURRENTLY THE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG AND THE THEN MP FOR KOTA MELAKA, SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE RAPE OF A MINOR AFTER THE GIRL'S GRANDMOTHER-CUM-GUARDIAN, WHO WAS ALSO LIM'S CONSTITUENT, TURNED 

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HOWEVER, FAR FROM DESERVING JUSTICE, BOTH LIM AND THE SCHOOLGIRL RECEIVED THEIR "DUES". LIM WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR SPEAKING UP AGAINST THE RAPE WHILE THE GIRL WAS GIVEN THREE YEARS "PROTECTIVE CUSTODY". AS FOR RAHIM, BECAUSE OF THE RAPE AND PENDING CORRUPTION CHARGES, HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN, AFTER A 12-YEAR STINT AS MALACCA'S CHIEF MINISTER.
BUT THE JUDICIARY SAW RAHIM ESCAPE PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED; THIS CAME ABOUT AFTER THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR WITHDREW THE CHARGE CITING LACK OF EVIDENCE. THE CORRUPTION CHARGES AGAINST RAHIM WERE ALSO DROPPED READMORE 
UNWELCOME SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR LIKE PHYSICAL CONTACT INVESTIGATION PAPERS ON SOI LEK'S SEX VIDEO TO BE SENT TO AGUPDATED @ 02:52:59 PM 23-03-2011     BACK IN 1994, THE THEN CHIEF MINISTER OF MALACCA, ABDUL RAHIM THAMBY CHIK, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE RAPED A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL (UNDER MALAYSIAN LAW, SEX WITH A MINOR CONSTITUTES … READ MORE

Asri, encourages all parties and the public to hold a large gathering to state their hatred for dirty politics. — file pic
An influential Muslim cleric called today for all parties to come together and reject dirty and obscene politics on the back of a video that surfaced on Monday allegedly showing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim having sex with a Chinese prostitute.
Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said in a statement that Malaysians with dignity as civilised humans must protest the "dirty and ugly culture among politicians and the media of the country." "We must fight obscene politics that tries to disgrace others," said the former Perlis mufti.
Opposition Leader Anwar has denied being the man in the video and accused Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin Hussein of being involved in the emergence of the video.
This claim gained credence when former Umno Youth chief Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik admitted that businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay, Perkasa treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim and himself were collectively the mysterious "Datuk T" behind Monday's screening of the 21-minute sex video. The former Malacca chief minister had said that he and Shazryl wanted to show that "a person who wants to be national leader and PM was not qualified."
PKR has also claimed that the "Datuk T" trio met with Najib in Parliament on Wednesday but Najib had on Friday night denied Umno's involvement in the affair and called for the public and police to focus on the central issue of finding out who the man in the video was.
Asri, who has a large following among Muslims here, encouraged all parties and segments of the public to hold a large gathering to state their hatred for dirty politics.
The Universiti Sains Malaysia professor of Islamic studies said that all parties on both sides of the political divide should stop the practice of personal attacks to disgrace their enemies that does not involve oppressing the public.
"This is a disgusting, sinful and dirty act. Whether it is slander or if it is exposing personal embarrassments. This is not a sign of intellectual strength of the part of the exposer but that he only takes advantage of other people's weaknesses or victimises them," the maverick scholar said.
He also called on the media to be a dignified forum instead of contributing or encouraging dirty politics and for the public to shun media outlets that did so.
Asri said that politicians who were of questionable virtue should be chased out of the political scene as they were inclined to exploit the personal weaknesses of others rather than build on their own strengths.
You know how things sometimes just don't add up, signaling to us right away that something's just not right? Or that someone is not exactly telling the truth? You don't need to be trained as a journalist to figure it out when it happens. All you need is common sense.
When it comes to detecting B.S., almost everything I know comes from parenting: my wife and I have four kids, with ages ranging from elementary school all the way to college. They keep us on our toes and keep our B.S. detectors quite keen. B.S. detectors usually come with adulthood.
But there are two adults in the great state of Arizona — public officials no less — who either don't have B.S. detectors or simply decided not to use them one day last week.
What they did in their official capacity boggles the mind. Theirs is not an errant off the cuff comment, or the trap of a "gotcha" interview, which I've fallen prey to myself. No, what they did cannot be explained away that easily. These two public servants, representatives of the people of Arizona, apparently read, studied and then proceeded to disseminate hate-filled B.S. right into the official record of the Arizona State Senate.
Senate President Russell Pearce and Senator Lori Klein claim they got a letter from a constituent named Tony Hill, a substitute teacher in Glendale, Arizona. Klein read Hill's letter into the Senate record. The letter is plainly dubious, filled with accusations all too familiar to those of us who are used to hearing attacks against Latinos veiled in disguise as part of a legitimate "debate" about our nation's broken immigration system.
Those attacks usually go something like this: "Hispanics are lazy and dumb. They're a lower species that want to take over America and destroy our way of life." When taken to the extreme, those attacks can get barbaric and ugly; just over two weeks ago, another fine public servant — Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck — "joked" about shooting illegal aliens "like hogs."
Most of us know from even a cursory review of our nation's history that these same types of attacks were leveled against Germans, the Irish, Jews, the Chinese, Italians and just about every other immigrant group that has come to America.
But back to Pearce and Klein. Maybe they haven't read that part of our history because when they got a letter from a substitute teacher saying those types of things, they bought it hook, line and sinker. And then they disseminated it, read it on the floor of the Senate and into the official record, as though it were fact.
Here is what substitute teacher Hill wrote about his experience teaching history to Glendale 8th graders: he said his students refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and claimed those students said, "We are Mexicans and Americans stole our land." Hill goes on and says that when he asked the students to stop speaking Spanish in class, they told him, "Americans better learn Spanish and their customs because they are taking the land back…" Hill seemed bent on describing his Latino students as untamed and out of control. He says they refused to open their textbook, tore out pages, and threw them at each other. And then he added, "most of the Hispanic students do not want to be educated, but rather be gang members and gangsters."
Sound familiar? It's a perfect match to the Hispanic stereotype, the caricature, which is pushed all too often. There's only one problem: the children and the school claim none of it is true. According to District spokesman Jim Cummings, "Based on our conversations with students, based on our conversation with the teacher involved, we simply believe what he said is extremely exaggerated and not reflective of what our school is all about."
So where did Tony Hill get this story? The teacher, who hopes to get a job at a community college and now regrets sending the letter, told the Arizona Republic, "It just upset me that this was what's occurring… to see this disregard for America and their hatred towards it and their entitlement."
Tony Hill no doubt has some legitimate complaints about the problems caused by our inoperative immigration system, especially as a resident of a border state. But his diatribe laced with accusations against 8th grade children is shameful. Sadly, comments like Hill's have been and probably always will be a part of our collective struggle to grow and get along as a nation of immigrants.
The real danger isn't what Hill wrote, or even what he believes. No, the danger is how it went unchecked and was then read into the official record by two state senators who should, one would hope, know better.
In a TV interview, Senator Klein decided to double down. She stood by her actions and then went after the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. "We have an organization here called La Raza, which is a far-leftist racist organization that is inciting young Hispanics to act out, not say the Pledge, spit on America, and say it's our right to take America back, and this is really creating a problem here," Klein said. She said that, "this kind of behavior… [is] not acceptable from any race" and that she's received, "countless emails from other educators, saying that they've also had this experience."
"I've seen a lot of things like this, it's not that out of the ordinary," Anti-Defamation League regional director Bill Straus told the Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV. "What is out of the ordinary is that it gets the credibility of a state senator reading it word-for-word on the floor of the Senate. It's a disgrace." It certainly is.
The school district has now launched an inquiry into Hill. I can only hope that the inquiry also extends to examining the broken B.S. detectors and the judgment of Senators Pearce and Klein.


Libyan woman alleges being raped for 2 days by Libyan forces

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 03:15 AM PDT


A Libyan woman @ Eman el Obeidi was forcibly taken away by Libyan Government agents from a hotel where she came to plead for help from foreign journalists.

CNN journalists were manhandled and their camera smashed by the Libyan agents.

Such is the reality of Gaddafi's regime!


Eman el Obeidi alleged that she was arrested by Libyan government agents and taken by force to an undisclosed place where she was beaten, tied up and raped continuously for 2 days.


She made her way to the hotel in Tripoli but was manhandled by Muammar el Gaddafi's agents and forcibly taken away by them.


Modern day marvels ~ Biomedical advancements for amputees and those with deformities

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 01:14 AM PDT



Living in these Age of the Internet and advanced levels and means of communication has also brought about a world of scientific advancements that would be categorized as nothing but fiction in times afore.


Who would have thought that we could see and hear things happening in other parts of the world in real-time on devices that could have only be possible in science fiction magazines and publications?


The laptops, iPhones, Android devices are just a few of today's communication devices that are simply outstanding and modern day marvels. 


There are also scientific marvels that have come to be in the field of biomedical science and bionic engineering. 


Things that would have been dismissed off as simply impossible by those who lived hundreds of years before us. They would have scoffed at such ideas and inventions as being from the devil! :P


Yet all these are now possible. Not all modern day inventions are harmful to us in the real sense of the word. People who have been injured or deformed from birth are now able to utilize advanced engineering marvels such as the case of this young woman who lost her left arm as a result of a motorcycle accident. 


Claudia Mitchell now has a bionic artificial arm fixed to her torso by scientists and biomedical engineers who have crafted such a technological wonder.



Claudia Mitchell is the world's first bionic woman. She can now use her bionic arm to go about doing her daily chores and needs. Read about it here.


Take a look at the prosthetic hand in the video below.



Hail to the biomedical scientists and engineers out there! You are life savers!


Congratulations!


Now, coming back to the Supreme Engineer of us all.


Allah the Almighty. Have we ever stopped for a moment and thanked Him for giving us all that we have within ourselves?


Each and every part of our body is of the highest quality and superb craftsmanship. 


Everything that we take for granted is of the best engineering and master craftsmanship that there is.


No matter how advanced our scientists and engineers can be, they can never match or come to par with the works of God Almighty. Human beings can try our level best to compete with God but in the end we will usually end up running short for our lives here on Earth is but temporary.





I will follow up on this in the coming articles. Insya Allah.


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Rumination -- NegaraKu, what the hell is going on in Malaysia?

Posted: 27 Mar 2011 12:16 AM PDT

The events in the past week starting with the Datuk T sex video episode has plunged my country into below gutter level of political depths. Sodomy 1 from 12 to 13 years ago was not enough, the powers-that-be invented Sodomy 2. Now the T stooges staged a sex video ala Chua Soi Lek having sex with a woman NOT his wife. Except the former Health -- is it Hell? -- Minister Chua confessed quickly enough to the offence, got his family's forgiveness, I presumed. BUT THE NOW MCA PRESIDENT IS STILL HAVING THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES HANGING OVER HIS HEAD. Anytime the UMNO chief fancies to remove the next senior to UMNO in the BN coalition chief, Chua's head will fall... AND THE IRONY, as I wrote in my post yesterday, CHUA STUIP]DLY WADED INTO DANGEROUS H2O BY CALLING ON ANWAR IBRAHIM TO PROVE OR REFURE WITH EVIDENCE HE WAS THE ACTOR IN THE DATUK T SEX ROMP!

As todie is Sundae, Desi sometimes wades into dangerous waters too. Once I almost drowned swimming in a mining pool in Mambau, NS; another escapade from tsunami-like experience would have been my fate had the water risen to TWO FEET from about one foot and my old Toyota car did not stall while I navigated the stream along Jalan Ampang wan evening quite eon years ago.

But today I'm not talking about my cowboy existence.I'm talking about the state of the nation of my homeland called Malaysia.

I told mGf Din and Mohd Nor at late breakfast just four hours ago in Furong taht I feel very ashamed of Malaysia after the Datuk T story broke.

The RMPF/PDRM showed its double standards.

And "immoral" politikuses with a past shelf-life are trying to pull a fast one on us EVEN AS SODOMY 2 IS TIGHTENNING A ROPE AROUND A FORMER DPM.

HOW LOW WILL MALAYSIA GO?
Din and Mohd Nor agreed with me the MALAY MALAYSIAN community now hang its face in "shame" indescribable. A Chinese Malaysian like Desi also bows his head low. Koboi Ng wit' me like a true C&W diehard sings "Hang down your head Tom Dolley, Hang down your head and cry...". But tears cannot wipe out the shame on Malaysians' faces the past week, the international villagers are laughing at US named Malaysains...

Do politicians have not an iota of decency un their heart?
Don't they have a human trait called milk of conscience towards fellow humankind?
IF given a choice, I would ask these Trio of Datuks to do as what I give stanard replies to all the Negerian scammers via email offering Desi a fortune falling from the sky:


"GO DIG A HOLE LARGE ENOUGH TO HOUSE YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES, if you have any, AND ENJOY THE LOOT! I have enough for my tehtarik dan e-rotic cHanai, cukuplah!"


Massacre in Syria ~ Bashar Al Asad's forces open fire on protesters ~ Videos

Posted: 26 Mar 2011 10:43 PM PDT






There is an ongoing massacre of Syrians at this moment. Starting from Friday, Syrians Armed forces are shooting live bullets into the crowds of protesting Syrians who are calling for reforms under the presidency of Bashar Al Asad.


The videos above were shot by the Syrians who were taking part in the protests and uploaded to You Tube.


The domino effect of protests and reforms which has spread from Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Libya and parts of Saudi Arabia has now started in Syria.


Its unstoppable. Dictators and despots might think that they will be able to squash these uprisings by using their military and police armed forces but eventually the people will be forced to rise up en masse against such ruthless tyrants and with tremendous loss of life and injury to their persons, they will prevail!


History has shown just that. It is just a matter of time and leadership. If the tyrants continue to live in opulence whilst their people suffer, then the inevitable will take place.


The People Stood their Ground and Repelled the Oppressor!

Posted: 26 Mar 2011 09:05 PM PDT

MUST WATCH!
This is only the beginning...
Umno, you better be very scared, Your Time has come, Your End is near..


Why are Arab/muslim men so inhibited in their sexual relations with their wives?

Posted: 26 Mar 2011 09:04 PM PDT

Why are arab/muslim men so inhibited in their sexual relations with their wives? I am an American woman married to a Tunisian. I, along with several of my husbands friends wives have the same issue with our sexual relationships. Our men are selfish lovers and frankly have no clue how to please a woman, nor do they try.
Is this cultural because they are taught sex is dirty. And why are they so fast to be done?

QUESTION:

I have some questions about rights to sexual intimacy (all related questions):

1) If a wife has to always fulfill her husband's sexual desires even when she doesn't want to, does this mean that he has to fulfill her desires when he doesn't want to, as well? Can a wife "demand" sex as husbands can?

2) Is it sinful for a husband to refuse his wife? If refusing a husband can lead him to other sin, doesn't refusing a wife lead HER to sin, as well?

3) What constitutes a "valid" reason for refusing intimacy? For example, even though husbands can enjoy their wives while they're menstruating by putting a garment over their privates, does she have to engage in intimacy if she is having slight cramps, not even a "valid" sickness?

4) Shouldn't the husband just respect that his wife is simply "not in the mood"? Wouldn't he enjoy it more if she IS in the mood, or is he like an animal that needs his desires fulfilled ASAP?

Please help me as I have trouble coming to terms with this seemingly "unfair" concept, even when the couple is mutually respectful and communicative. If a sister could answer, that would be appreciated. May Allah reward you best.

ANSWER:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah.
Praise be to Allah.
May Allah's peace and blessings shower upon our beloved Messenger.
Dear Sister,
I pray this message finds you in good health and spirits.
You have raised some very important points:
1) If a wife has to always fulfill her husband's sexual desires even when she doesn't want to, does this mean that he has to fulfill her desires when he doesn't want to, as well? Can a wife "demand" sex as husbands can?
Answer:
The husband is obligated to keep his wife chaste. While scholars have distinguished between a man's right to "demand" sex and a woman's right to "request" sex, it is nonetheless a man's religous duty to keep his wife sexually satisfied. A woman may not have an explicit legal right to demand sex in the same fashion as a man; however, this distinction merely accounts for the inherent temperamental, physical, and emotional differences between the sexes. Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, in her excellent guide to Islamic marriage, states that both Hanafi and Shafi'i scholars hold that a man should make love to his wife at least every four nights. [Hedaya Hartford, Islamic Marriage: Starting Off On the Right Foot. Beirut and Damascus: Dar al-Fikr, 2000]
2) Is it sinful for a husband to refuse his wife? If refusing a husband can lead him to other sin, doesn"t refusing a wife lead HER to sin, as well?
Answer:
Yes, it is sinful for a man to consistently refuse his wife. Note the word "consistently." It is a given that sometimes one spouse or the other won't be in the mood. However, as Ustadha Hedaya says, sex should never be used as a weapon. There is great blessing in satisfying your spouse, even if you don't feel like it. A woman who is not sexually satisfied in her marriage may be led to sin. This is a possibility for both spouses if they are not receiving their rights. Scholars emphasize that a man must keep his wife chaste. How can he do this if he refuses her?
3) What constitutes a "valid" reason for refusing intimacy? For example, even though husbands can enjoy their wives while they"re menstruating by putting a garment over their privates, does she have to engage in intimacy if she is having slight cramps, not even a "valid" sickness?
Answer:
Valid reasons include menstruation, postpartum bleeding, illness, exhaustion, and physical inability. Note that a woman cannot have sex while menstruating or experiencing postnatal bleeding. However, if she simply doesn't feel up to it, then the best thing to do is to explain to her husband how she feels. Perhaps there are other ways she can explore to satisfy him. Furthermore, she should let him know that when she feels better, she looks forward to having intercourse. This will create a sense of anticipation and let him know that she loves him.
4) Shouldn't the husband just respect that his wife is simply "not in the mood?"Wouldn't he enjoy it more if she IS in the mood, or is he like an animal that needs his desires fulfilled ASAP?
Answer:
Yes, both spouses need to understand that sometimes one or the other won't be in the mood. However, as I stated before, this should not become a habit. It is very easy to keep putting off your husband, but think of the long term. It may be good to sit down and count how often you put him off. It may be more than you think. Also worth exploring: why aren't you in the mood? Is there s0mething he could do differently? How often do you two just sit and enjoy each other's company? Talking, laughing, cuddling, and kissing are things couples should do on a regular basis, not just when they have sex. These little ways of showing love really do foster a strong relationship and prepare the couple for further intimacy.
Another suggestion is to look at your husband's timing. Do you have children? Do you work or go to school? Perhaps your husband is approaching you after you've had a long day. There are things you can do to alleviate this and create a positive, loving environment where BOTH of you crave intimacy.
Please read these articles on SunniPath. They are of benefit.
*** Turning Sex Into Sadaqa ***www.sunnipath.com/resources/Questions/qa00000608.aspx
*** Bedroom: If wife is tired. ***
www.sunnipath.com/resources/Questions/qa00002906.aspx
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ANWAR SEX VIDEO: Harakah journo confirms its Anwar and his fanboys failed to explain two missing hours

Posted: 26 Mar 2011 09:00 PM PDT


Sometimes the truth is apparent and obvious that it is plain crazy to deny it.

Here are some of the facts that we know so far:


  1. The video was captured on Feb 21 and shown to selected members of the media a month later
  2. The recording showed four different angles of the same couple engaging in fellatio and coitus
  3. The journalists who have watched it have confirmed that it is Anwar Ibrahim
  4. Anwar's own twitter indicates that he was away from his tweeting fans for very nearly two hours


In the latest round of revelation, Penang blogger Dr Novandri beautifully linked two hours of Anwar's tweeting silence with the time of the alleged recording, the argument was so compelling that Utusan Malaysia used the blog posting as the foundation of their front page lead story.



In typical Opposition SOP of 'shoot-the-messenger', their bloggers and cybertroopers immediately became rabid and began smearing the message because they did not like the messenger.

One particularly rabid cybertropper, the much discredited Hishamuddin Rais tried to poke holes in Dr Novandri's argument with a particularly limp and damp rod that it makes me wonder if this is the best argument they can come up with.

The gist of Dr Novandri's argument is simple, Anwar had said that he was tweeting at the time of the alleged tryst with a prostitute from China, that was his first, and likely, most forceful alibi but his tweet records, as it appears in Facebook indicates that there was silence between 8:20pm and 10:40pm.

In his blind response Isham in his blog tukar tiub says that the good doctor's allegations are laughable because 'selective tweet' the programm that automatically sends tweets to facebook takes two minutes to fetch the tweet and send it over to FB

A very precise rebuttal but totally inadequate because the record still shows twitter silence between 8.20pm and 10.40pm and the two-minute difference between the twitter and facebook records and the actual time cited by those who broke the story about the recording could be easily explained by the fact that not all clocks in the country run at the exact same time.

Unless all our clocks are synchronised to the national atomic clock then we would have time recording differences, In fact I keep my clock five minutes ahead to time to make sure I have a bit of extra time when running my day. I know some friends who keep their clock as far ahead as 15 minutes of actual time.

Now, even if all our clocks are synchronised to the national atomic clock, are facebook and twitter clocks synchronised to our national clock or are they in sync with the US national atomic clock in Arizona?

Are facebook and twitter clocks synchronised to anything at all?

assuming that the recording clock on the CCTV was synchronised with Facebook and Twitter clock then there is a two minute discrepancy but I am not entirely sure that CCTV clocks can be continuously synchronised with the national atomic clock or the US version in Arizona.

Well, I needn't have worried because Dr Novandri then came up with an even better explanation about the time discrepancy, heck he demonstrated that there is a whole hour of difference between twitter and facebook time on the relevant day.

Apparently twitter doesn't change its clock to accommodate daylight saving time while facebook does.
For those of you who may not be entirely sure what this means I will try to explain it; In autumn, as the days become longer the clock is moved back one hour to allow for the day to start earlier to take advantage of the sunlight and the clock is move forward an hour in sprint to normalise life routine with the longer sun.

I am only guessing but twitter doesn't move its clock back and forth because many parts of the world, Malaysia included do not have to accommodate the four seasons.


From the comparison above we can see that even between twitter and facebook there is sometimes an apparent one-minute difference in their clock, this can be easily explained by the fact that the facebook clock is a few seconds faster that twitter and proof that they are not in sync with the US national atomic clock.

So to expect a dinky CCTV set-up put together in a hurry to spy on a promiscuous politician is not going to display the definitive time.

We can see the desperation of Anwar fanboys here and the fact that Rafizi Ramli, the Opposition leader's strategic chief issued a limp argument to counter a simple, but persuasive argument is leading many people to believe that Anwar cannot explain the missing two hours.

This denial and nitpicking about two minutes is part of Anwar and his fanboys' effort to prove that the video is a fake and could not have featured him but so far their arguments have been limited to schoolyard taunts and adolescent sound bites like


  1. It was definitely not him - what else could they say?
  2. This is a BN conspiracy - this is standard response in a storm
  3. This is a BN plot to destroy Anwar - I wonder who put a gun to his head to have sex with a prostitute?
  4. Anwar's belly doesn't have a paunch - ask any doctor and they will tell you that age weakens our muscles including abdominal muscles that give us six-packs
  5. Anwar's ass is not as rounded as that - it is interesting that Johari Abdul said that, we would all like to know the last time he saw Anwar's ass in the buff and why he had that privilege, is there something the people of Sungai Petani should know about their Member of Parliament's habits and preferences?
  6. My Omega watch is with my wife - but has yet to show it
  7. It's a BN conspiracy to destroy Anwar - wait a minute didn't they say that earlier?
  8. Screening a video showing two people in the coitus is the same as screening pornography and therefore it is illegal - what about the act of engaging in sex with a prostitute from China - is that OK?
  9. It is Unislamic to shame others even though they may have engaged in extra marital sex with a prostitute - Wow!!! what about the allegations of sexual relationship between our PM and Altantuya and accusing Rosmah of her murder without offering a shred of evidence? - that is Islamic
  10. It is a BN conspiracy to destroy Anwar - OK OK we are familiar with your standard response


We also know that everyone who has seen it, except Johari Abdul who is curiously familiar with the current state of Anwar's anatomy including his private parts, has said that they are quite convince that the video does show the Opposition leader enjoying carnal relationship with a young woman from China.

Blogger RBF has now revealed that even the Harakah reporter who saw the video is convinced that it is Anwar and the only reason their report did not reflect his finding is due to political pressure - and here we thought that they believed in freedom of the Press. How silly of us.
Harakah reporter and a friend

Wait a minute - I know what they are going to say...the Harakah reporter was offered a truckload of money by BN to say that it was Anwar....

This sex video also brings back the allegations that Anwar faked his back injury while in prison just to stay out of the regular cell and be placed in the prison hospital throughout his time in Sungai Buloh

there are many videos showing him healthy one minute and in apparent pain the next, it does seem like an act but we can't say for sure.



I have not seen the video but I believe that we deserve to know the truth about our political leaders, BN and Opposition alike.

While Anwar fanboys like Haris Ibrahim will selectively apply human rights like privacy to whoever they see fit, I believe that someone who is desperate to lead the country must show beyond a shadow of doubt that that he possess morals and standards well above the norm.

After all, no one is forcing Anwar to be in politics and millions of Malaysians actually do not want him to lead the country.

If he so wants to become Prime Minister and decide the direction of a country of nearly 30 million people, he should have the decency to prove to the country that he is indeed worthy of the job.

No one else in Malaysia is more desperate to become PM than Anwar and anyone who has learnt a few things about leadership in Islam would know that it is a huge burden that should only be taken after much persuasion from a council of wise elders or at least if one was annointed by the Prophet

Anwar cannot brush this allegation aside, he needs to face it head on and convince the nation that he is not the man in the video, anything less is simply unacceptable.


It may or may not have been a BN sex trap but one does wonder why a leader who claims to he holier than holy an example in the Islamic world is so easy to trap using sex and even more perplexing that the same allegedly clean and moral person can be lured into sex by both male and female.

Like many I agree that this is gutter politics but nonetheless the latest revelation has given me time to pause and rethink Anwar Ibrahim, if in the past there was still doubt about his promiscuity and hypocrisy, now that doubt is running very thin, in fact the shadow is disappearing fast under the hot noon sun of truth



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