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Posted: 01 Mar 2011 10:50 AM PST
Posted by muslimmalaysia786
my response to "OutSyed the Box: Is The DAP A Chauvinist Party?", a reader who signed off as Paul Warren left the following comment (at Hartal MSM):
This is the response I posted over at Hartal MSM, which I reproduce here FYI:
Thanks for your comment, Paul. Yes, it is tempting to brush aside SAA and other BN cyber-troopers as idiots. However, I can see some parallels between our situation in Malaysia today and Germany, during the rise of Nazism:
The BN owned MSM and cybertroopers seem to be applying lessons from Nazi propaganda well; as Hitler wrote in chapter IV of Mein Kampf:
The gloves have come off. Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is the man Umno is now pinning its hopes on to win the next general election, while current premier Najib Razak is lurking close behind with his 1Malaysia slogan to moderate the temperature in case Mahathir's rhetoric gets overheated and racial tensions get out of hand before their party is ready to benefit from an all-out ethnic dogfight.
Buoyed by the Malay support shown to Umno at the Tenang by-election, Mahathir is striking while the iron is hot.
"This country belongs to the Malay race. Peninsular Malaysia was known as Tanah Melayu but this cannot be said because it will be considered racist. We must be sincere and accept that the country is Tanah Melayu," Malaysian Insider reported the 85-year old as telling a seminar entitled "Malay race and the future" on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mahathir told the non-Malays to admit that the country belonged to the Malays, implying that they had to accept a lower status.
According to him, Malaysia's forefathers gave the Chinese and Indians citizenship because they expected the communities to respect Malay sovereignty
"(Former Philippine President Corazon) Cory Aquino is Chinese but she identified herself as a Filipino. (Former Thai Prime Minister) Thaksin Shinawatra is Chinese but he speaks the Thai language and lives the Thai culture. It is different in Malaysia, we still introduce ourselves according to our race. This is why the question of race will continue to haunt us," Mahathir said.
He continued to make himself popular with the Malay audience by insisting that race affirmative programmes such as the New Economic Policy were still necessary as the community was still weak financially.
"We must not reject every government effort to help us. We must push away the crutches and realise that we are still limping. Which is better? To be dependent on policies which will save us or depend on others hoping that they will save us? Sooner or later, we will be under their rule," said Mahathir.
He did not mention who "their rule" referred to but it was obviously the non-Malays in the country. In the past, he has even warned Malaysia could become like a colony of Singapore's if the Malays here were not careful
National Civics Bureau (BTN) has joined the campaign trail in the Merlimau by-election, organising up to three talks per day starting last Sunday.
According to a list posted on the BN Federal Territory operations room, the talks take place in private residences across the constituency and those interested can call the hosts whose number is listed.
One of the 'talks' however, was held at a nondescript stall at a popular food court in Merlimau, but instead of a ceramah, Malaysiakini found that a DVD was played.
The 'audience' was made up of less than 10 Malay young men, one of whom was wearing a Perkasa Melaka t-shirt, who claimed to be from a neighbourhood about 100 metres from there.
They were all made to fill up a sheet with their details, which a staff member at the stall later gave to a couple of men waiting at a neighbouring stall.
DAP anti-Malay and Islam
The DVD, about 40 minutes long, details how DAP is a threat to Malays and Muslims, and concludes that the party's aim is to abolish Article 3 (which pertains to Islam), Article 152 (which pertains to Bahasa Malaysia) and Article 153 (pertaining to the special position of Malays and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak).
To prove this, the video, which does not at any time display a BTN logo, rehashes allegations against DAP leaders including Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Selangor exco member Teresa Kok.
The 'show' which was narrated in Bahasa Malaysia, noted how DAP representatives have acted against Islam while in office.
While showing a photograph of Kok in a knee length skirt, it alleged that the Seputeh assemblyperson had sought for the broadcast of the azan to be turned off in her constituency.
"Lihatlah, Teresa Kok memakai skirt pendek semasa menziarah masjid (See, Teresa Kok is wearing a short skirt when visiting a mosque)" it said, following on with photos of Serdang parliamentarian Teo Nie Ching speaking in a surau.
Teo had gotten in trouble for allegedly giving a 'tazkirah' in the surau, while wearing a 'tight kebaya' and not covering her hair.
'Penang gov't makes Malays suffer'Lim, on the other hand, was accused of going all out to destroy the livelihood of Malays in Penang
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 09:43 AM PST
Assalamualaikum dan selamat sejahtera kepada pembaca-pembaca Malaysiawaves sekelian.
Tulang Besi tidak mengupdate blog untuk jangkamasa semingu sebelum ini kerana Tulang Besi pergi menunaikan umrah di Mekah.
Peluang mengerjakan umrah telah digunakan Tulang Besi untuk membuat SUMPAH LAKNAT kepada blogger-blogger UMNO kerana perbuatan mereka menyebarkan fitnah yang melampau.
Dihadapan Kaabahs serta di Bukit Safa dan Marwa, Tulang Besi telah mengungkapkan:
Ya Allah, Tuhan Semesta Alam, Kau turunkan bala Mu kepada blogger2 UMNO seperti Papa Gomo, ParpuKari, Ruang Bicara Faizal dsbnya yang telah sewenangnya melakukan Qazaf, berdusta dan menghina hukum Mu. Ya Allah, di hadapan Kaabah Mu, aku memohon supaya kau menurunkan bala bencana ke atas mereka seperti bala yang Kau pernah turunkan kepada kaum Nabi Nuh dan kaum Nabi Lut. Aminn!!!
Tulang Besi meminta para pembaca sekelian turut mengucapkan doa yang sama serta mengaminkannya.
Di bawah, adalah gambar Kaabah yang terbaru untuk tatapan para pembaca sekelian
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 02:22 AM PST
Posted: 28 Feb 2011 10:46 PM PST
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 07:12 AM PST
By the Administrator
This afternoon, the Penang Island Municipal Council's Financial Management Committee members paid an official visit to Mah's family to look into her request for the Council's assistance to set up a private museum.
The family have lots of collections of antiques reflecting the lives of some prominent Penangites in the past and have the problem to find a place to relate that part of the Penang history to the newer generations, and the world at large.
Below are some pictures taken with the kind permission of the Mah's family, sort of a preview of a new Antique museum in Penang in the near future.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 06:39 AM PST
.According to BERNAS NEWS, the Polis approached the fox after wounding it, intent on killing it with the butt of his rifle.
However, the two ended up getting into a tussle, and the fox managed to trigger the rifle, shooting the Polis in the leg.
A prosecutor from the Grodno region said, "The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw."
The Police is currently in the hospital with a leg wound, and the fox just happened to escape.
readmore The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the United States in the 1970s vs the sodomy1&2
The police has forgotten to tell that he was the one that put those DNA into the three items. Not forget to mention that the chemist also was the one that responsible to create the DNA profile of the male Y into Shitful underwear. Pls also note that the male y dna sample comes from a male monkey that Zoo Negara keeps. The monkey was given a bunch of banana for his cooperation in donating his semen.
Why do we send monkeys to Washington to convince them that we are not monkeys? Come on, the law of the jungle does not work in Washington. Obviously to save the Malaysian reputation after some obvious dumbanswers given by Nazri, the sponsor have to turn it into off the record to save face for Malaysia. The other 2 were so scare to face Washingtonians that they hide away from the seminar to let dumb Nazri be the fall guy.
I have said it before and I am saying it again: With this sodomy part II Najib will surely be the last PM of Malaysia from UMNO. The people will be the judge, not some hand-picked corrupted judges answerable only to the BN govt. Nazri being Nazri is a gifted but stupid clown. That's why the other two smart clowns pulled out at the last minute. Enough said!
22 Feb 2011 … Today we know why Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) II Mohd Rodwan Mohd Yusof met Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in room 619 of the Concorde …
Verdict: THE FOX was found guilty for having been linked to the sodomy case although no concrete evidence could be found to enforce the assumption. The monkey will be punished for corruption and Shitfool would be paid 2 millions for his cooperation to sodomize Mr Anwar.
The fabrication of lies never seem to stop. THE FOX better listen to KATAK and leave the country."A POLICE officer has testified that THE FOX was in possession of items containing DNA matching semen found on the man who accused FOX of sodomising him"
What items? Testicles?READMORE
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 05:47 AM PST
Gambar dari pilihanraya kecil, Anwar sedang tiba dan memberikan ucapan kepada pengundi di sana...
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Posted: 01 Mar 2011 05:02 AM PST
This is getting too much…!! What is really going on? It seems that there is an intense struggle for viewership and readership that these two blogs are on a witchhunt. Both these sites namely :-http://www.sebanaku2u.blogspot.com/ and http://sebanaku-sarawak.blogspot.com/are under scrutiny and even the government agencies are questioning and sending us emails too just to see whether we know who they are.
Whats so tasty about this sites.? You have to visit the sites to find out more.My emails are enjoying tremendous traffic and many are already asking us where they got their information. Where the hell do I know..??
One today has played up the issue of:-
1. Penulis Sarawak Report / Radio Free Sarawak Dapat Bayaran 5000 Pounds Sterling Sebulan while the other one played this issue. 2. Jelilah Baba sabotage SCORE Sarawak???
Their tag lines are equally very provocative – "We aim to expose the truth..only the truth while the other is" Your time is over." They are at each others neck so it seems. Sebanaku2u even has the cheek to posts this at the site:- No need to check my IP address. Just enjoy our article. For Fun or For Pleasure. Now kita nangga bogel or sik bogel reveal or sik reveal.
Even a former journalists said both these sites are the new heavyweights in the cyberworld as they are playing local issues which are very significant. He said the funny thing is why the same name. Are they together or just trying to win more readership ..? That to us at audie61 we wouldn't know as far as our SB friends are concerned they are different people involved. One from Pakatan and the other from BN.
Can you verify that..??
The BN part it seems is from Sebanaku2u says the SB personnel and he says his officers are working to get the identities of both these blogs. Shouldn't be too difficult we must assume. However ,even the mosts advanced sophisticated country in the world ie.USA can't even hunt down Osama bin Laden. Do you honestly think they will get them..??
As far as our friend an emeritus professor who we called he said,"It's healthy and competition is good as long as they do not touch on religious extremism,race and colour of the skin.Local Politics really connects with the people of Sarawak and if they keep to that they will have their own followers."
Who stays ahead in this cyberworld depends on how the halftruths become reality and they must know how to spin the stories to captivate their readers.
We all are in for a good few months with blogs getting on at issues of relevance and also to get votes for their respective parties in BN and Pakatan. Sarawak elections will be anytime soon and the appearance of certain blogs does remind me of politicians who appear only during elections. Hope these two blogs would prove me wrong.
Good for them to be different and very soon they will both be household names if they not already are.They will see a sudden drop in their visitor columns if they let the other surge ahead. In this war one has to suffer the consequences.
WONDER WHO WILL……???
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 04:18 AM PST
Regular physical exercise and a plant-based diet reduces the risk of cancer even at old age, a study by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) revealed.
The Washington-based charity organisation said that one out of three American adults, aged between 50 to 71, is unaware of how aging is linked to higher cancer risks.
"Many mistakenly believe it is too late for them. We can't control our age, but we can control cancer risks," said AICR nutritionist Alice Bender.
The study, which involved 450,000 respondents, found that those engaged in moderate physical activity significantly lowered the risk of contracting colon cancer compared to those inactive individuals in the same age group.
"Physical activity doesn't mean running marathons – it means getting off the couch and being active. Because when it comes to cancer, inactivity is the enemy. The more active they are, the more they lower the risk of contracting pancreatic cancer as well," said Bender.
As for eating smart, the AICR recommends more plant-based diets like fruits and vegetables, as it not only reduces cancer risks but also contributes to slowing down the aging process.
"Eating smart doesn't mean becoming a vegetarian. It means learning how to shift the focus to eating more vegetables, whole grains, beans and fruit. For example, components in green tea, broccoli and several other plant foods has the ability to turn on and off genes directly related to both aging and the cancer process," said Bender.
Courtesy of Free Malaysia Today
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 03:31 AM PST
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 02:38 AM PST
Menurut laporan Malaysian Insider dan Malaysia Kini hari ini melaporkan undi pos di negeri Perak bertambah secara mendadak terutamanya di kawasan Pangkor.
PKR alarmed over surge in Perak postal voters
KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — The marked increase in postal voters in certain Perak polling districts has caused PKR to question their authenticity and whether it is a ploy to strengthen Barisan Nasional's (BN) position in marginal seats.
PKR Perak state assemblyman, Chan Ming Kai, said today that in the last 12 months alone, the number of postal voters rose by 5,669 and 1,102 in the state constituencies of Pangkor and Kamunting respectively, and urged the Election Commission (EC) to verify that the number of soldiers stationed in the area matches the jump in postal voter registrations.
While Pangkor was won by Perak Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, by over 5,000 votes, the Lumut parliamentary constituency, in which it sits, was won by MCA's Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha by a margin of only 298 votes out of the 55,930 votes cast.
Kamunting, meanwhile, was won by Umno's Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid with a 555 vote margin over his PAS opponent.
Chan acknowledged the presence of a large naval base in the Lumut constituency but claimed that the rise in the number of postal voters within 12 months appeared to be too much of a coincidence.
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He added that the majority of the over 5,000 new postal voters were newly registered voters and not transfers from other districts.
"The Defense Ministry has to explain where these soldiers are coming from," he said. "The Election Commission should check whether the soldiers are really there."
The postal voting system, which is utilised by the military and the police, has often been criticised by the opposition as being open to abuse and fraud as they are not allowed into the army camps to monitor the voting process.
Some have called for the system to be reformed so that only police and military personnel who are on active duty cast their ballots via post.
The Election Commission announced last month, however, that it wants to improve transparency at postal voting centres in military camps by stationing EC officers at the centres.
EC deputy chief Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar was reported to have said that the commission will meet with the Defence Ministry to discuss the proposal.
Posted: 28 Feb 2011 11:12 PM PST
The bridge to a different ONEMalaysia?
Whenever I cross the Causeway into Singapore I get the feeling that, "Wow! This is like a totally different planet, man!"
Or when crossing the other way, "What the fuck! Baarger! This is like a totally different planet, man!"
I am sure you know what I mean, right?
And if you say, "Ale! So good meh?" going one way and "Where got?" coming the other, then you are:-
a) so blindly patriotic you deserve a medal
b) you've been paid to say "Where got?"
c) you really don't care one way or the other and are awaiting your PR approval from Australia.
Last week I spent a couple of days in Penang. You know, the island up north that is managed by those Opposition flers? I knew something was wrong the minute I crossed over the messy, Federal-funded and built Penang Bridge.
Eh? How come the Rapid Penang buses all so clean one?
Eh? Aren't those low-cost council flats? How come look so clean and fresh one? With new coat of paint some more.
How can man? These Opposition flers just know how to complain about Federal government not giving them enough money to do things, right? Also they are supposedly marginalising some communities by holding back development and business opportunities right?
Then how come everybody here looks so happy one? Okay, so 2 days isn't enough to make a survey worth shit la but I must still admit that I was impressed man!
Okay, so I shall wait impatiently for some comments to come in after this telling me, "If you like it so much, move there la. Blaardy pendatang!" But then it's different from being yelled at to go to another country. Penang IS in my country. Isn't it? Then how come it looks and feels so different one? Didn't all the YB's say that those Opposition flers can't do shit and not to vote for them?
Ah! And then I read in the newspapers that the Penang flers who live on the mainland are getting free bus rides to work. Some more can park their cars for RM1.00 the whole day and ride bus to work. Free! Can do like that meh? Opposition government wor.
Ah! And then ah I also heard the Chief Minister make a speech to an audience of about 200 people at a book store. Wah! I really tabik the Lim fler la. Damn best speech I've heard from a politician in years la. He spoke about Penang and the people's collective efforts in building a great place to live and work and bring up family all. And he never once highlighted any one particular community for praise. All are Penangites and all contribute and share. I tell you ah, after listening to him and enjoying Penang for 2 days I really felt like moving there to live la. Friendly, happy people. Malays, Chinese, Indians, Dll's. Clean environment. Efficient administration. Sun, sea and surf. What's there not to like? Well, maybe just one thing la. The property prices there quite terror la. Don't know if can afford. But then in a place like Penang the rule can always be "If you're prepared to work hard the rewards are there to be shared". So maybe can. Somemore no need to apply visa all.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 01:43 AM PST
UniSIM said the multi-disciplinary programme will allow individuals to seek specialised training and upgrade their skills and qualifications.
It said the programme will also prepare graduates for leadership roles in the eldercare industry.
At the programme's launch, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mr Lim Boon Heng, said the programme is a timely one.
He said it comes as Singapore faces a rapidly ageing population, with a projected one in five residents being over 65 years old in 2030.
UniSIM said scholarships will also be offered for the programme.
The Master programme, which takes between one and a half and three years to complete, is also offered as a Graduate Diploma.
For more details, visit SIM University website.
Closing date is 31 March 2011. Applicants aged 60 and above are eligible for a 20% discount. Even so, many would find the tuition fees beyond what they can afford.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 01:21 AM PST
Regimes in the Middle East change because people are fed up with the same old politicians with their same old ideas of stability and making themselves rich while the rest of the people cannot find jobs or are in jobs with steady but low pay while food prices have skyrocketed.
Of course, the chief cause of very high food prices is the natural disasters and crop failures. There is a shortfall in the supply of food and prices rise to ration the supply to those who have the purchasing power to access the food. In other words, the supply of food in the world is now distributed more among the rich and away from the poor. (The poor even with their pooled resources would have have a limited access while the rest falls on the tables of the well-to-do.)
Does it help to restrain demand growth? If slower demand growth will create less jobs or less to higher unemployment, then the poor with continue to suffer. So long as there is a shorter of food supply, the rich will bid up the prices until they get the quantity they need. By slowing demand growth, if the slowdown is marginal, its impact will be much more severe on the poor (who have no cushion) than on the rich (who do not have a cushion problem).
The only way that prices can really adjust downwards is through a severe depression whereby not only the poor will be jobless with no cash but the so-called rich will be in trouble with their cashflows and their investments. Banks will also be in trouble again. This is a shock scenario which is unwarranted. The problem is a shortage in food supply and the solution is to replant the acres lost to the floods or weather. Time is the cure.
How ironic then that it is the weather and the floods that bring about the downfall of old regimes, as if it is the straw that broke the camel's back. It is as if the almighty has decided that the old regimes have stayed too long and decided to give the poor masses a helping hand. Would there be a new regime or an old regime in a new bag.
But didn't sustained rapid growth in the money supply of the reserve currency awakened the sleeping dragon which had slept for half a century, and decided that it will not go hungry any more. Surely China is big enough to absorb all the money that Greenspan could print at high speed for a decade or so - and China grew just as fast and as long. Along the way, short-term money flowed through all the financial markets around the world, awaking stockbrokers and the real estate markets, and everybody suddenly became rich and corrupt without much effort. No, of course, the growth of asset prices are consistent with so much percentage point growth per annum, while wages among manufacturers remained low thanks to the newcomers from China. Global wages threatened to adjust downward to Chinese levels - at least this was what MNCs threatened their workers outside China while Chinese workers apparently gladly suffered in silence of their newfound economic opportunities.
So much water had flowed under the bridge. The global economic depression that promised to surface didn't happen as Bernanke cleverly staved off the threat with extra cash. All nominal values stayed about the same, except for some unfortunate real estate but temporary. The world is saved from a horrible adjustment which had been sorely needed to readjust global and local economic power. Everything stayed the same more or less, except for the food prices, housing rentals, transport charges - all the things that a poor man and his family needs everyday.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 02:07 AM PST
Kuala Selangor PAS MP Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is now saying that people with Arab language quialifications are not fit to be leaders...phwoar... the language of Al-Quran is now no longer good enough for PAS
How's about that for a kick in the nutsack for all those Pas adherents who thought their party is an Islamic party - just how are you going to interpret the multifaceted meanings of the Quran if you do not understand the original language of God's book?
BTW, I always thought Nik Aziz and Hadi Awang and many other PAS leaders have Arab language qualifications and are from Al Azhar...
I guess it is very true that for PAS, Islam sekadar alat
PAS likes to claim Islam as their own, that the party of the full moon is the only one that represents the faith and has staked out every path back to Allah.
Their claim is based on costume, rituals and a lot of chest thumping.
White cloth cap, robe, a few memorised passages from the Quran, several well rehearsed translation of the holy book and a whole lot of political posturing and suddenly they want the rest of the country to place their faith in so many donation boxes that they spread around to line the pockets of their political orators.
The coins and notes that Malaysians put in those boxes are not money but ideological investments and commitments, they expect to be repaid in the hereafter for the blue, green and red notes that they relieve from their wallets into the swirling vortex that sucks on the the religious insecurity of the attending crowd.
Those who put money into the donation box have traded their faith in Allah to faith in PAS, they now believe that supporting PAS will take them to heaven, because this is what Nik Aziz tells them.
and so everyone who walks onto a stage representing PAS has to become a chameleon, assuming a religious persona, gathering sufficient phlegm at the back of their throat so as to dramatically pronounce arabic phrases.
They take the crowds on a stroll down amnesia lane, making them forget that they were Muslims well before they heard the fiery phrases of angry PAS orators.
PAS has consistently accused Umno people of religious ignorance of hypocrisy and generally being unislamic, heck they have even gone as far as to declare that Umno followers are not believers of Islam,
such is their desire to claim Prophet Muhammad's guidance as their exclusive club that they are willing to sacrifice the beauty of Islam for their own twisted, narrow-minded view of the beauty of the Prophet and Allah's love.
In Kerdau, they find themselves facing Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad, who is also known locally as Syed Ibra and worthy of the prename Syed, indicating that he is from the Prophet's lineage, the Barisan Nasional candidate's tongue is quite friendly with the verses of Islam, with the songs of praise of the Lord and his beloved Muhammad.
So PAS is now faced with the prospect of fielding a candidate who is less at home at a mosque and religious events as their opponent, the heretics from BN.
Where will they shift the strategy?
I wonder if Pas will simply have to accept that they do not have exclusive claim on Islam and force their campaign to pure secular posings?
Kerdau is promising to be very interesting so lets sit back and enjoy.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 07:32 AM PST
It's crunch-time. Now that Putrajaya has gone beyond the reach of Pakatan Rakyat following the serial losses sustained by PKR and the Pas since Bagan Pinang in Oct. 2009, are we to believe it is a chapter of the Jasmine Revolution that will finally unseat PM Najib Tun Razak and install Anwar Ibrahim on the throne with Lim Kit Siang and Azmin Ali as his deputies?
The Jasmine Revolution which startled the world in December 2010 in Tunisia has now phased itself into war over Libya. It's American-led intervention once again, this time to force Muammar Ghaddafi out after 41 years at the helm. The next target will be Iran.
Will the same happen in Malaysia should Najib and the BN government refuse to surrender to Anwar, backed by his college of powerful friends the former US Ambassador to Malaysia, John R. Mallot, had reminded us in an attention-grabbing article he had written before?
The people need to know. People are asking is the Jasmine Revolution a fantasy of forces organized to actually remove kings, despots, tyrants and authoritarians from all over the Islamic world who refused to kowtow?
Is the "people's revolution" we are witnessing really a powerful sweep of imperialism, as President Hugo Chavez said, '…for the oil.'
It would be the control of the Straits of Malacca in the case of Malaysia, the strategic waterway once said to hold Venice by the neck when Malacca was in ascendance in the 15th century.
Then it is about the containment of China. Indeed it is first and last about the containment of China whence once before, the beautiful Malaysian author, Han Su Yin (Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing), had been ambassador extraordinaire in the 60s to explain to the Western world China was not barbarian before Nixon's visit in 1972.
It is like an old lamp traded for new. We are simply watching re-colonization unfold in the Middle East and North Africa branded as People's Liberation Movements for a wider consumer market and that can be custom-tailored on order, like say for Malaysia and the remaining parts of Asean required to tail into the containment of China.
Prerequisites would include a divided house from which the military forces can be plucked from their barracks to reach the streets as prophylactics to protect from infections demonstrators who are raped by the police.
Or like it was in Indonesia in 1965, to move in a set of maneuvers nobody in the armed forces actually knew about.
Then, like puppets in a Punch and Judy show, they clobbered "the opposition" under a little known Col. Untung only to find General Suharto in command soon after.
He neatly performed a coup and he ruled Indonesia for 33 years thereafter.
But that was, of course, a military coup which was ostensibly triggered by the will to protect the Indonesian President (Sukarno) from being overwhelmed by the Communists who, we were later told, had also planned a coup.
Slaughtered in that historical event were more than a million before the blood-lust was finally spent and prayers reached the heavens for appeasing the lost souls in the blood-letting mayapada.
What shall be the picturesque history that shall be enacted in Malaysia after the Pakatan fail in its quest for power to rule over the Federation when PM Najib dissolves Parliament and call for the general elections?
And then, what will happen after the Pakatan fails in the power-grab?
In this near-successful quest for sea change that followed Anwar Ibrahim's incarceration in 1998 and the Opposition came whiskers away from power in 2008, issues raised shifted from the seriousness of the police state and sustained detention without trial to the macabre sudden deaths of hundreds in police lockups to the heart-stopping death of a political aide, Teoh Beng Hock, at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building.
PM Najib Tun Razak's leadersip is responsive. But those matters of public concern he has not dealt with as yet.
There is also economic inequity, no minimum wage and social security net worth the thumbs-up.
Still, despite the high prices of food and the bad behaviors among the super-privileged elite, we have to ask is Najib Tun Razak a king, or despot, tyrant or authoritarian?
Has his wife, Rosmah, said to spend lavishly, bought the Big Ben or the London Bridge in a swing of splendorous waste to prove she is rich beyond compare?
Trivia of some sorts can excite pleasure in politics, but in throwing stones the Opposition should have been careful to observe whether or not it is in a glass house.
After the serial defeats in by-elections from Bagan Pinang on Oct. 11, 2009 to Tenang on 30 Jan 2011, the Pakatan, looking more like a ménage a trios that's gone wrong, is nearly altogether done.
The Pakatan has dwarfed itself. The PKR, with Anwar Ibrahim as de facto leader and his wife as president, and with his former secretary, Azmin Ali, as her deputy, is like a sodden whore nobody wants other than by desperation of sheer lust for power shift.
After some law-makers left the party in huffs for failing to work with Anwar or with Azmin or with both, the party that boasted of a registered membership numbering more than 400,000 has been shown to have merely the whereabouts of 40,000 members – not enough to fill the seating capacity of the Shah Alam Stadium.
In the other wing of the Pakatan, the Islamic Pas General Guide (Mursyid ul-Am), Datuk Haji Nik Aziz Nik Mat, 78, publicly ranted against his party leaders sending the whole of the Pas into political stupor.
He made the Pas unfit to lead and even less fit to rule, and as a result the party almost lost its seat in the Manik Urai by-election in July 2009, then lost in Galas which is also in Kelantan where he presides as Menteri Besar (Chief Minister). It lost again in Tenang, a Johor state seat.
The Pas, set to lose once more in the March 6 Merlimau and Kerdau by-elections, cannot any more be taken seriously as politically a challenge that can unseat Umno.
Several days before 1,800 members of the party in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, walked out to join the Umno in a certain turning away from the failing reason of the twilight leadership.
In that sort of slide it is only logical for people to ask whether or not a street power named Desire will be invoked to wrestle against the BN to wrest control of the nation sometime in September.
When thinking about a possible street revolution against Najib Tun Razak and the BN, say beginning September 16, it will have to be noted again that Malaysia is not a dictatorship.
Once more the regret is about the police state, about detention without trial, corruption which comes with super-privileges, and inequitable distribution of income which, with rising prices of food and transport, is lowering the quality of life for most.
There are also Malaysians who are non-Malays that have long deserved a fairer deal.
The question before us is about how these will be redressed. Will we opt to do it by the vote and other manners of leverages or by power that can be blistering in the streets? --- a ghani ismail, March 1, 2011
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