- “Buddha statues in Malaysia seen moving and emitting light”
- Even the disable are not spared from ISA!
- DEPUTY MINISTER OF WOMEN SAYS SHE WILL BE BURNING THE QURAN IF THAT WHAT IT TAKE TO STOP PAS FROM TO ESTABLISH A THEOCRATIC POLICY IN STATES
- Guess what MACC officer do after office hours!
- Tayang Video Blue Rahim Thamby di Parlimen - Karpal Singh
- DAP Banking On New Hope For Sarawak
- Anwar Ibrahim : UMNO/BN ingin menghalang rakyat Sarawak untuk terus mendengar agenda Perubahan yang ingin kami sampaikan.
- KPI Najib Tidak Menguntungkan Rakyat Malaysia. Hanya Untungkan Kroni
- Polis Ganggu Lagi Ceramah Anwar
- Sarawak poll: 'Ngap Sayot' for BN?
- IN SARAWAK BOTH FATHER AND SON ARE IN THE WRONG JOBS THE STENCH OF CORRUPTION SPREADS QUICKLY FROM PUSSY KUCHING SARAWAK
- BN to Pakatan “WIND OF CHANGE ? FAT CHANCE!
- They shoot horses, don’t they?
- Majoriti Tidak Percaya Video Blue Rahim Thamby Chik
- Putrajaya Back Down Over The Bible Row
- BN Sarawak Elections Candidates Lists
- WHEN I'M 64...
- Nurul Izzah sings and plays the guitar at festival
- TS Taib - pemimpin yang kebal
- Melayu Taman Pelangi Seberang Perai dipijak MPSP, Gerai di roboh
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 01:59 PM PDT
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 10:18 AM PDT
Anti-Internal Security Act (ISA) NGOs are crying foul over another arrest under the law it considered 'draconian', this time of a disabled restaurant operator.
"Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) strongly condemn the new arrest under the ISA, allegedly for being involved in a subversive movement," said the organisations in a statement today.
The NGOs claim that the 42-year old Kadir bin Hashim was arrested yesterday by special branch officers under Section 73 (1) of Internal Security Act (ISA).
They cited family members who related that Kadir is a disabled citizen whose place of business is in Kampung Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur.
Kadir, who is an activist, is also a member of the local PKR youth branch.
Questioning why the government invoked ISA against Kadir, they also expressed concern over his condition and safety.
"We urge the government to allow lawyers and the family to visit Kadir bin Hashim immediately," they said.
ISA abuse cry rings out again
GMI and Suaram alleged that the incident proved that the arbitrary law has been abused under the pretext of national security for political reasons.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 10:03 AM PDT
Deputy Minister of Women says she will be Burning the Quran if that what it take to stop PAS from to establish a theocratic policy in states
The ban on the Big Sweep lottery tickets is evidence that the Hududandqisas edicts supported by the ruling Kelantan PAS government interferes with non-Muslim lifestyle in the state, said an MCA leader.
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Heng Seai Kie said "the actions of PAS indicate an ignorance of non Muslim welfare.
Their promises are mere "cosmetic products" designed to cover the intention to establish a theocratic policy in states they govern thereafter throughout the country, she continued.
According to Heng, PAS was sticking to its guns despite being warned by DAP that they are against the gambling ban. And by not proactively taking steps to implement their stand on many issues, the DAP too is ambiguous in their intentions, she added.
"Although PAS spiritual advisor Dato' Seri Haji Nik Aziz together with other Pakatan leaders had held a discussion on the gambling ban, the DAP had only sent second-tiered leaders to attend the negotiations, proving that everything they do is nothing but a political show," she said.
"In fact, I would like to point out all three parties in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition have different political ideologies. They might claim they have an equal footing but it becomes more apparent PAS has the final say in their decisions."
I should have stuck your photo above. You get the idea.
How stupid can you get? Or do you expect us be even more stupider than you, expecting us to buy your theology ? From who's behind did you pull out this explanation – that God commands Christian to fight an Islam theocratic state?
Chua Soi Lek's Labis flower behind?
Who is sending Muslim chaps to the Orang Asli, Sabah, Sarawak native women folk, charming them, marrying them, converting them to Islam, and then dumping them after that? The women folk, having converted, cannot return to their original religion?
Who forced Revathi to stay in a "Faith Rehabilitation Centers" when she didn't want to remain a Muslim? Your mother, is it??!!!
Who gives benefit to the Muslim orang asli by building them brick houses; whilst the non-muslim orang asli has to remain in wood huts, right next door to his Muslim Orang Asli brother?
Who has held up Bibles and banned Allah?
Who swore in a mosque that he "never met that girl", but is afraid to stand and face a public enquiry re: his possible role in the Mongolian Murder Mystery?
Who threatened civilians with severed cow heads?
Who damaged Indian temples?
Who caned the student for bringing non-halal food to school?
Are you so intoxicated by glue sniffing the smell emanating from Chua's behind – what is it? Some kind of spaced out effect on your brains – cheaper than LSD is it?
Time and again you MCA butt smelling jokers keep proving that you guys are clear running dogs to UMNO.
"One of God's command is to fight against Islamic Theocracy State," he said.
He added that UMNO, unlike PAS, did not want to establish an "Islamic Theocracy State".
Lee however was quick to add a 'disclaimer' stating that his remarks were his personal opinion.
"I never say I am against Islam but cannot accept PAS objective of Islamic Theocracy State. In fact I accept Islam as the official religion."
"Sorry I bring this theocracy topic up. Getting out of hand. I am quitting."
The latest remarks by Lee followed similar comments by MCA president Chua Soi Lek in August, in which he suggested Muslim-majority nations were naturally corrupt in an attempt to urge Malaysians to shun PAS.
Chua also claimed that it was UMNO's competing with PAS over Islam which had caused the country to be trapped as a "middle income" nation for more than 10 years.
The comments drew strong reactions from both side of the political divide, and had left the one time Health minister blaming online portals Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider for 'misquoting' him
.READMORE Deputy Minister of Women says she will be Burning the Quran if that what it take to stop PAS from to establish a theocratic policy in states
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 09:51 AM PDT
During the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Teoh Beng Hock today, it was revealed that not one but two Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers were downloading porn on the fateful night of the aide's death.
An interim report released by independent private investigator Michael Leslie Squires, detailed that five of the six computers belonging to MACC officers had been analysed.
The tests revealed that on the night of July 16, 2008, two officers - Raymond Nion and Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus - were downloading pornography on their computers.
Squires' check on Ashraf's computer revealed that he had download movies, music and visited various pornography sites between midnight to 1.20am on the night that Teoh was being interrogated at the Selangor MACC headquarters.
He made similar findings on Nion.
On Thursday, chief commissioner Justice James Foong dropped the bombshell when he asked an MACC officer whether they were watching porn after office hours.
The Selangor MACC office was then located on the 14th and 15th floor of Plaza Massalam in Shah Alam.
Besides the two officers, Squires also checked the computers belonging to the former Selangor MACC deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim and found that he did not used it for any Internet browsing on July 16, 2009.
Meanwhile, checks on computers owned by another MACC officer, Khairul Anuar Alias, found that he used it to download movies, cartoons and music between midnight and 2.55am on July 16, while Mohd Anuar Ismail was used to download music and photographs.
Laptop not infected by virus
Squires also checked the laptop owned by recording officer Arman Alies and could not find any evidence it was infected by virus between June and August 2010.
"However, that is not absolute proof that it was not. But there is no evidence that it was subsequently repaired," he said.
Arman had earlier told the inquiry that he could not print the statement recorded from Teoh as demanded by the police as his laptop was not working.
Squires in his report also found that Hishamuddin was not called to face the MACC complaints committee, which was chaired by former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah.
The inquiry panel also comprises former Federal Court judge Abdul
Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the 5th foor corridor of Plaza Masalam after giving his statement to the Selangor MACC.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 09:32 AM PDT
Karpal Singh bukan baru dengan skandal seks. Kalau kita masih ingat, Karpal pernah mambawa video kaset bekas Timbalan Speaker serta bekas pemimpin besar MIC bernama DP Vijandran. (Untuk maklumat lanjut berkenaan pita lucah DP Vijendran itu, sila klik di sini)
Pada waktu itu, Karpal dengan berani membawa pita video itu ke Parlimen dan mahu memainkan pita video tersebut di hadapan kesemua ahli2 Parlimen. Namun, Speaker pada masa itu menghalang dan Peguam Negara pada masa itu (Abu Talib Osman) telah memusnahkan kesemua 11 pita rakaman adegan seks yang dikatakan melibatkann DP Vijandran itu.
DP Vijandran kemudiannya meletak semua jawatan dalam politik dan terus bersara dari politik Malaysia.
Sekarang, orang yang sama (Karpal Singh) mencabar Rahim Thamby Chik supaya membawa "video blue" beliau yang terbaru itu dan memainkannya di Parlimen. Tulang Besi menyokong cabaran Karpal Singh dan menyatakan sekiranya UMNO dan Najib gagal berbuat demikian, maka UMNO dan Najib bukan sahaja bachul tetapi penipu besar.
BERANI KERANA BENAR, TAKUT KERANA SALAH.
Tayang video seks Carcosa di Parlimen, kata Karpal
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 09:13 AM PDT
From Free Malaysia Today
KUCHING: DAP is banking on young and courageous candidates in the hope of changing the fate of Sarawak for the better.
The party's secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, in naming the party's candidates for the state election, called upon the people of Sarawak to fight with them in making the change.
'In a sense we are asking the people of Sarawak to have the courage to stand up. Do you have the courage to stand up?
"If Sarawak dares to stand up, Malaysia will dare to step forward for a new era of democracy and justice, freedom and prosperity," he said.
"This election is so important that it can be likened to the 'battle of the century' for Sarawak," he added.
He asked the people of Sarawak whether they still want the Barisan Nasional to continue to have the totalitarian greed of the affairs of Sarawak until the people are unable to live not only freely but the prosperity that they rightly deserve.
He said this after unveiling Sarawak DAP's five candidates for the southern region.
The candidates are: Leon Jimat Donald for N27 Simanggang; Christina Chew (N13 Batu Kawah); Chong Chieng Jen (N12 Kota Sentosa); Violet Yong (N10 Pending) and Wong King Wei (N 9 Padungan).
The youngest of the five is Chew, who is only 26-years-old and the holder of a master's degree in biochemistry; three of them – Wong, 31, Yong, 32, and Chong, 39 – are lawyers, while Leon, 33, is a diploma holder from United Kingdom.
Ten other candidates for the northern region were announced in Sibu.
"Our candidates are not only young, but also have the courage to fight for democracy, justice and the rights of the people," he said.
He also told the Sarawak voters not to trust Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's retirement plan – due to kick off in the mid term after this election.
"Can you trust Taib? Do you trust him? I still remember SUPP chairman George Chan announcing that he wanted to retire in the last election. Did he retire?"
"No, he continued again. So if the BN wins again, they will use this as an excuse to go on and on," he said.
He said that the only way to get rid of the BN leaders was by making sure they don't win in the April 16 state polls.
Seven new faces in Sibu
Meanwhile in Sibu, state DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng announced 10 candidates for the northern region.
Apart from the three incumbents – Ting Tze Fui (Meradong), Chew Chin Sing (Kidurong) and Wong Ho Leng (Bukit Assek) – DAP has picked seven new faces.
They are Alice Lau Kiong Yieng, who is to face Wong Soon Koh in Bawang Assan, Yap Hoi Liong (Dudong), Leong Kwong Yaw (Bukit Kota), Ling Sie Kiong who is chosen to fight SUPP president George Chan in Piasau, Wong Hua She (Repok), David Wong Kee Woan (Pelawan) and Fong Pau Teck (Pujut).
In presenting the candidates to the press, Wong believed that the party's line-up of candidates for the coming state election was the best so far.
"We are targeting to win all the seats that we are contesting," he said.
Stand off with the police
Last night, Lim's ceramah in Kuching – where he had named the five candides – was marred by the police who insisted that the meeting was illegal.
About 200 DAP supporters at the ceramah became angry when district police chief Mun Kok Kiong led a team to the stage to seize a microphone from state leader Chong Chieng Jen who was addressing the crowd.
Also present at the ceramah was DAP national advisor Lim Kit Siang.
Mun's decision to snatch the microphone caused several DAP supporters to rush to the stage to face-off with the police, causing a moment of tension between the two parties.
Chong told Mun that the event was held at the party's premises and was only the launching of the party's mobilization programme and announcement of candidates. The officer however insisted that they must stop and the crowd must disperse.
Later talking to the media, Chong said that the police force appeared to be a part and parcel of Barisan Nasional.
"It looks like that the force is the 15th member of Barisan Nasional," he added.
The Barisan Nasional announced its list of candidates today – fielding 20 new faces in the 71 seats, including four women. It also dropped Larry Sng, the party-less Pelagus assemblyman
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 08:47 AM PDT
Kini sudah hari ke lima saya di Sarawak. Tiba pada petang hari Selasa, 29hb Mac yang lalu, acara diatur khusus bagi menyuntik semangat kepada para pendokong dan pastinya demi meyakinkan rakyat Sarawak untuk berani melakukan perubahan.
Tiga hari ini, saya mula menjelajah termasuk ke kawasan pedalaman yang merangkumi penduduk Iban, Bidayuh dan juga Melayu. Sambutan penduduk antaranya di Riit Mawang, Tabuan Melayu dan Kampung Tarat Rayang ternyata hangat dan mengalakkan. Saya tegaskan kepada mereka, manakala mereka hidup kais pagi makan pagi, kais petang makan petang, elit pemerintah terus memunggah kekayaan negeri dengan merampas tanah adat, mengagihkan khazanah balak, dan membahagikan kontrak di kalangan mereka.
Rakyat Sarawak kini dapat menghidu betapa Barisan Nasional mula terdesak. Pemrintah terpaksa menggunakan pihak berkuasa menghalang saya dan pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat lainnya dari terus berceremah menyampaikan maklumat yang tepat. Misalnya di bilik gerakan Kampung Sinjan, DUN Semariang dan Kampung Petingan, DUN Satok, pihak polis mengganggu saya dari terus berceramah. Alhamdulilah ianya tidak menghalang rakyat Sarawak untuk terus mendengar agenda Perubahan yang ingin kami sampaikan.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 09:03 AM PDT
Sedar atau tidak, bahawa KPI yang diperkenalkan Najib ini tidak menguntungkan rakyat Malaysia?
Hasil dari pengenalan KPI oleh Najib melalui PEMANDU:
1.0 Beban kerja pekerja2 Kerajaan serta Syarikat2 Milik Kerajaan (GLC) bertambah dengan besar berbanding dahulu.
2.0 Guru-guru dan pensyarah2 terpaksa bekerja lebih masa dari biasa menyebabkan masa dengan pelajar berkurang
3.0 Di sekolah-sekolah, pelajar2 dibeban dengan kerja2 sekolah yang melampau banyaknya
4.0 Di bank2 milik kerajaan, beban kerja semakin bertambah sehingga para pekerja terpaksa menghabiskan masa lebih 11 jam sehari
5.0 Begitulah juga dengan pekerja2 di syarikat kerajaan yang lain
6.0 Manakala, syarikat2 milik kerajaan tidak mahu menambah bilangan pekerja kerana ia akan mengurangkan lagi tahap keuntungan ( yang mengakibatkan KPI jatuh).
Pada waktu yang sama;
1.0 Gaji pekerja2 tidak naik
2.0 Bonus juga tidak cukup menampung kenaikkan kos hidup
3.0 Harga barang semakin lama semakin naik dan tidak pernah turun
4.0 Kerajaan pula telah melaksanakan GST ke atas setiap rakyat Malaysia. Buktinya, sila periksa bil Astro saudara2 sekelian. Yang dikatakan "Cukai Perkhidmatan" itulah yang kita panggil GST
5.0 Harga kereta yang sentiasa mahal memakan lebih 30% dari pendapatan setiap rumah di Malaysia
6.0 Anak2 semakin terbiar kerana ibu bapa terpaksa menghabiskan masa berjam2 di pejabat kerana mahu menjaga KPI
7.0 Rumah tangga hancur lebur kerana masalaah kewangan yang runcing hasil dari tiada kenaikkan gaji yang setimpal dengan kenaikkan kos hidup.
8.0 Masaalah sosial dan zina yang berleluasa di kalangan remaja hasil dari pengawasan ibu bapa yang semakin berkurang.
dan banyak lagi.
Jadi, siapa yang untung dari KPI Najib ini?
1.0 Kroni2 yang memegang saham dalam syarikat2 milik kerajaan
2.0 UMNOPUTRA dan Kroni yang dapat projek secara terus kerana duit kerajaan semakin banyak
3.0 Syarikat2 milik kerajaan yang semakin kaya dan kekayaan tidak dikongsi bersama dengan rakyat. Hanya dgn kroni dan UMNOPUTRA
Dengan kata lain, KPI Najib ini hanya menguntungkan kroni dan UMNOPUTRA.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 08:42 AM PDT
Polis mengganggu ceramah ketua umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bagi kali ketiga berturut-turut - malam ini di ceramah terbesar parti itu di Betong - yang merupakan kubu kuat Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Datuk Alfred Jabu...
Polis ganggu lagi ceramah Anwar
Polis mengganggu ceramah ketua umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bagi kali ketiga berturut-turut - malam ini di ceramah terbesar parti itu di Betong - yang merupakan kubu kuat Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Datuk Alfred Jabu.
Majlis makan malam dan ceramah itu - yang diadakan di medan selera terbuka di Betong, sebuah pekan kecil yang terletak 70km di utara Sri Aman - bermula dengan lancar dengan pemimpin PKR tempatan, termasuk empat calon, menyampaikan ucapan kira-kira lebih sejam tanpa sebarang gangguan.
Anwar tiba pada jam 9.30 malam dengan disambut oleh hampir 1,000 penduduk pelbagai kaum berserta laungan "Reformasi".
Bagaimanapun, apabila Anwar bercakap kira-kira 10 minit, seorang anggota polis beruniform mendekati ketua pembangkang itu dan memintanya berhentikan berucap, menyebabkan timbul ketegangan di kalangan hadirin.
Selepas rundingan ringkas, Anwar bersetuju memendekkan ucapannya.
Dipetik dari: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/160536
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Saksikan Ceramah Anwar Ibrahim di DUN Pantai Damai, Sarawak disini:
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 08:25 AM PDT
BN today announced its candidates lineup for 17 constituencies (except Bakelalan), including 18 new faces for the April 16 state election challenge (read here).
PBB got most seats, at 35 while other components SUPP (19), PRS (9) and SPDP (8). Going by party memberships, it was a fair one (here). Only SPDP has yet to pick it candidate for N70 seat in Bakelalan.
The BN candidates were announced by PBB information chief Tan Sri Adenan Satem in Kuching.
The new faces from PBB are Dr Hazaland Abang Hipni (for Demak Laut), Martin Ben (Kedup), Aidel Lariwoo (Sadong Jaya), Razali Ghapor (Beting Maro), Razi Sitam (Saribas), Datuk Len Talif Salleh (Belawai), Dolah Saidol (Semop), Dr Annuar Rapee (Nangka), Ripin Lamat (Lambir) and Dennis Ngau (Telang Usan).
The first-timers from SUPP are Sim Kiam Chiok (Padungan), Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian (Pending), Sih Hua Tong (Batu Lintang), Ling Kie King (Meradong), Chieng Buong Toon (Bukit Assek), Datuk Tiong Thai King (Dudong) and Henry Ling (Kidurong). The sole newcomer from PRS is Stanley Unja for Pelagus.
Meanwhile, All the four leaders of the component parties of Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) will be defending their respective seats in the upcoming April 16 state election.
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is Sarawak BN chairman and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president, will be defending his Balingian seat in Mukah. Taib, 74, won uncontested his first state seat in the Sebandi by-election in March, 1981.
He had been Sebandi assemblyman, now known as Asajaya, before moving to the Balingian state constituency in the 2001 state election.
Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) president Tan Sri Dr George Chan, 74, who is also Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister, will be defending his Piasau state seat for his seventh term. Chan first won the seat in 1983 (then known as Miri) uncontested.
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Datuk Seri Dr James Masing will be defending his Baleh seat in Hulu Rajang, also for his seventh term since first winning it in 1983.
As for Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Datuk Seri William Mawan, he will be defending his Pakan constituency of Julau, which he has won six times consecutively since 1983.
The Election Commission has set April 6 for nomination day. Whether BN will register a 'Ngap Sayot' results this time around as compared to the last poll in 2006, depends on sentiments during the 10-day campaigning period.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 06:28 AM PDT
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim is a dangerous man. If he is not put in prison, the chances are that past and present members of Prime Minister Najib Razak's Cabinet will be in jail, for crimes against the people and country of Malaysia.It is a simple equation: If Anwar is free, the corrupt BN elite will be incarcerated. If Anwar is imprisoned, the corrupt BN elite escape prosecution. It is as simple as that.Notice how there has been a concerted attack on Anwar at almost every opportunity since last year. Each, more intense than the previous barrage.When Anwar first highlighted the major role played by APCO in Najib's administration, Anwar became a marked man. In Najib's eyes,
Weak opposition and a sad state of affairs
By M J Akbar
Rahul Gandhi is the perfect post-ideological politician. Those who think he is preaching to the choir are missing the point: a significant chunk of the electorate is tired of grand creeds. Rahul Gandhi leaves behind a trail of feel-good bubbles on his travels. Contrast this with the hyperventilation of his cousin, who believes that B-grade histrionics pave the way to stardom.
But disdain for ideology can make you indifferent to ideologues. Pakistan is more than ''just a piece of land''. It is a powerful idea that broke Muslims from Hindus in 1947, Muslims from Muslims in 1971 and has now fomented a toxic civil war that could prove contagious. The hinge of its conflicts is the ideology of the state. Every Pakistani is convinced that the country should be ''Islamic'' but no one is completely sure what this means. At the moment, the argument is being conducted with air force raids, field artillery, roadside bombs, tanks, machine guns and suicide missions.
Obviously, Islamabad does not have the same interpretation as Hakimullah Mehsud, who told Sky News, ''We want an Islamic state. If we get that, then we will go to the borders and help fight the Indians.'' The map of the ''Islamic state'' includes the Kashmir valley. Both sides of the civil war, Army and Taliban, are in complete agreement on the map, and co-operate on the snatch-Kashmir project when they have time left from destroying each other. It is now academic that scholars like Maulana Azad pointed out that faith was never a touchstone for nationalism. The simple fact that the Arabs are spread across 22 nations is evidence that religion is insufficient as rationale for a state.
We Indians are curiously tempted towards a phallic view of geopolitics: size is strength. This is unsupported by our own historical experience. How big was Britain when it conquered those parts of the world worth conquering? A hundred thousand British civilians and soldiers ruled 300 million Indians. They did not have to be WWF wrestlers to do so.
The external threat to the Indian state from the arc of theocratic nationalism is now compounded by an internal threat arising from the anger of the impoverished, who have turned to violence as the last resort since the benefits of economic growth have been creamed off by an acquisitive class. ''Rising India'' promised a theoretical trickle to the teeming base of a bent cone, the famous ''trickle-down theory''. But very little seeped down, for an acquisitive culture is defined by excess. After 17 years of economic reform, the percentage below the poverty line has jumped from 28% to an astonishing 38%. Add the marginals and the homeless, who live outside the fluctuating zone of census statistics, and more than half of India sleeps hungry and hopeless.
The Congress, BJP and CPM have reached a seamless consensus on the need for sustained war against Naxalites, because they have no solution for poverty except for palliatives as a tactic and violence as a strategy. They have the nervous support of some 300 million better-fed Indians. This is why, as even the October election in Maharashtra and Haryana showed, anger against the establishment is either opting to remain outside electoral politics, or searching for the fractious fringe and radical formations.
When the fragmentation of the Congress began in the 60s, it created huge fissures in the ruling space that Congress had occupied since Independence, and provoked the instability of ridiculous coalitions at the apex of power. We are seeing a reverse phenomenon now: the fragmentation of Opposition space, since no Opposition party seems capable of creating a coherent narrative for the poor. This has caused instability at the base, whether in the shape of the massive Naxal challenge or regional agent provocateurs like Raj Thackeray.
The well-armed and unemotional state will probably win the battles against Naxalites, but at the cost of weakening the nation. Weakness is an opportunity for the ideological foe as well as the opportunist. Could China extend the pincer around and within India by extending help to Naxalites? The Chinese, thankfully, have deified Mao and abandoned Maoism, much in the way we have elevated Gandhi to camouflage our disdain for Gandhism. China will be motivated by opportunism rather than ideology but, as any footballer can tell you, a good opportunist scores goals. Moreover, it is much safer to export rubber dolls than it is to export revolution. There will, however, be no reluctance on China's part to destabilize a debilitating India, should we begin to totter under the burden of expanding inequity.
The strength of nations has more nuances than the single dimension of geography. If the new aspirants to high office do not understand this, they will serve neither their personal nor their national interests.
Anwar was public enemy number oneThat debacle with APCO ended when the Dewan Rakyat prevented Anwar from presenting his evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee. The upshot was that Anwar and opposition politicians who supported Anwar's protest, ended up being suspended from parliament.Anwar rode that storm only to have more obstacles put in his way. The Sodomy trial is one such barrier. Then, over the past months, various oddballs have made unexpected appearances, all purporting to have facts that show how Anwar is an evil and depraved individual.One of those was Umi Hafilda Ali, the sister of the PKR deputy president Azmin Ali. She didn't just regurgitate old rubbish, she reported to everyone that she was sueing Anwar for millions of ringgits and that she compelled to expose Anwar for he was an evil man.If that was not enough, the sex video purportedly featuring Anwar suddenly made its appearance. Senior politicians were the mastermind behind this project of BN and when the video 'bombed'' on them, the trio responsible for screening, revealed their identities so as to protect Najib and his First Lady, Rosmah Mansor.A few days after the trio failed to produce the desired effect on the public, another blast from the past surfaced to attack Anwar. He was Daim Zainuddin, a former Cabinet member.Later, when Anwar tried to talk at a rally, he was limited to 15 minutes of speech and escorted away by several policemen. The next day, around 20 policemen swooped on the house of the PKR deputy president, Azmin Ali. Was Azmin such a threat?So is Anwar that dangerous? The answer is yes. But only to BN. That is why he became their target.The fact that all these Umno politicians are resurfacing, one by one, to attack Anwar should be heartening for him. He has put in much effort to galvanise the opposition that BN now sees it as credible threat. BN is afraid of the influence of Pakatan both in peninsular and east Malaysia.Umno is afraid because they fear losing their licence to operate in Malaysia.
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Posted: 03 Apr 2011 06:25 AM PDT
A few phone calls and a quick check shows that the candidates for the Sarawak State elections for Barisan Nasional (BN) and Democratic Action Party (DAP) has been announced. Please click to http://www.whizzekid.wordpress.com and http://www.confuseall.wordpress.com Yet to be announce are candidates from SNAP and PKR.
This shows the reflection of the scenario in Sarawak. A local mentioned that for all the hoo-haa in the opposition who has been calling for change, this elections shows they are not ready yet especially SNAP and PKR. Using the Olympic 100metres as an example, you do not run in the finals immediately when the Olympic start. You has to train for 4 years to run in a 10 seconds 100 metres!
SNAP although a force in the good old days are somehow "now you see it, now you don't" and PKR are more Peninsular influenced in this state proud locals. While DAP although a similar Peninsular based party has been quick to listen to the local leaders.
Administratively a DAP led state government are quick to response and focused what's right for the rakyat compared to PAS led and PKR led states. A good example is how Penang under Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng shelved their own Penang Industrial Masterplan 2010-2015 and are willing to work with the Federal government on the Greater Penang Transformation Plan reflecting the maturity to accept good plans for development. Unlike DAP, the other PR states continue to act as they are the opposition.
How will all these adds up in the Sarawak state elections? Coffee shops talks says better to work with the devil we know than the devil we don't.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 05:36 AM PDT
Malaysiakini - Najib didn't talk of retaking Penang, says Koh
Look at above photo. Very nice. Koh TK and Najib relaxing together. How chummy.
But sometimes I wonder what a person like Koh TK is doing, thinking and feeling as a Najib's backdoor minister, more so when Ah Koon himself had publicly vowed before the March 2008 election that he won't accept backdoor entry into Parliament.
Is there any meaning to his current political life?
If you have see the movie They shoot horses, don't they? you'd find that the storyline attempted to compare the miserable depressed lives of human beings to horses suffering from broken legs. The animal with such a disability would usually be shot, to mercifully stop it from suffering from untold pain (imagine a horse continuing its life with a broken leg).
Thus the message is that depressed people would seek suicide to put themselves out of their miseries.
Much as we despise Ah Koon for his useless cringing political life, we should also feel sorry for miserable him, because as president of a virtually non-existent political party in the wake of the 2008 political tsunami, not unlike those power station buildings in Japan housing the nuclear reactors swept away and destroyed by nature's tsunami, his presidential role is in all reality good for nothing.
Isn't it depressing for this man? Shouldn't we be merciful and stop his tortuous suffering by helping him end his political life?
They shoot horses, don't they?
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 04:51 AM PDT
MErdeka Center membuat kajian dan mendapati
1.0 51% Rakyat Malaysia mempercayai video blue Rahim itu adalah palsu dan angkara UMNO dan BArisan Nasional
2.0 29% tidak mempunyai maklumat yang cukup untuk memberi komen
3.0 Hanya 21% sahaja yang mempercayai video tersebut sahih.
Dengan kata lain, UMNO sedang menggali kubur mereka sendiri dengan menaja video blue Rahim Thamby Chik ini.
Public blames Umno, BN for sex video, poll shows
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 04:25 AM PDT
Oh yes, they have backed down!
Obviously politics is more important than religion.
Winning the votes of the 1 million Sabahan and Sarawakian Christians is the primary concern.
The issue of religion was just a way of exerting dominance.
They thought they could get away with it. But this time they went too far and earned the wrath of the East Malaysians - who will be the kingmakers of the coming general elections.
So they reversed their decision and have decided to maintain one set of rules for the East Malaysians and another for West Malaysians.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 03:32 AM PDT
Our blogger confuseall has the final lists minus N70 and it can be viewed through http://confuseall.wordpress.com .Please check the following facebooks 1.UMB SPDP 2. Puteri SPDP 3. Jiwa Merah 4. Semangat merah 5. Cross Criss 6. Cab Palang 7. Muka Besi 8.Otak Kau
Video is up on UMB SPDP facebook. thank you
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 12:37 AM PDT
This year is a very significant year for the convent girls from Johor Baru who left school in 1964 after completing their Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE). Significant because they will be celebrating their 64th birthday this year.........32 of the classmates met in a hotel in JB recently to renew their friendship and their theme song aptly chosen was the famous Beatles song "When I'm 64".
Our programme began with the Master of Ceremonies introducing all of us as our memory of classmates needed jolting. There were oh's and ah's as names were mentioned. Then it was sweet confession time. Only a handful of us like Kee Soon, Sin Foong and our ex head girl Ah Yew were still working. The rest were retirees. Wan Esah who has 6 children has 20 grandchildren was proclaimed the winner of being the most productive. Soon Moi who battled against breast cancer is now an active social worker for a hospital and volunteers her time advising those who are about to go for breast cancer operations and are fearful about the future. She is also good with her hands and each of us got a handmade hair band as a door gift.
Then there were invitations. Teng Siew who now lives in Washington offered to bring us around if we ever went there. Kok Kheng now residing in Auckland also made the same offer. While updating the paths that were taken by our ex classmates, there were many anxious mothers who tried to advertise the availability of their unmarried children. "I have two eligible daughters," said one anxious mother, and yet another retorted, "I have 3 eligible sons." "Photos, photos!" shouted another, "we want to see their photos". We laughed over this, knowing that our children will not take too kindly to our attempts to match-make them!
Food was served and as we ate, we exchanged photos of our loved ones. We mingled around as we exchanged e-mail and Facebook contact. There were constant peals of laughter from the three tables. We then took group photographs. The MC Jane invited us to share stories of our Convent days. We remembered how her bag was thrown out of class by the teacher for some misbehaviour and how another classmate went to her rescue. She explained the situation and got Jane off the hook. Along memory lane we reminisced the fear we had in our maths teacher. God bless her soul. Sadly we thought of a few of our classmates who have passed away. We basked in the glory of two of our classmates who became doctors and two who became professors.
We remembered our visits to the chapel, a quaint room upstairs where during examination time it was frequently visited as the students sought for divine help. And yes we remembered the nuns not for their lessons in daily subjects but for the way they taught us manners. They would not stand for misbehaviour. The nuns churned out students who not only excelled in studies but also etiquette. They prepared us for the real harsh world that we were going to enter after leaving the convent school. Oh those good old convent days!
All too soon it was time to call it a day We had been letting our hair down from 10 am and it was almost 4 pm. There were long journeys to be made. Five had come from Singapore, two from Batu Pahat, and one from Seremban. Those who had settled abroad still had some of their family members in Johor Baru. They made this trip as it coincided with Chinese New Year. The farewells were made and a promise that we would meet again in two years' time. This time we told the committee that we would like to go for a short cruise together or even take a short trip to Malaysia and stay in a hotel. We also said that we would try and contact the missing 30+ ex classmates so that the next get-together would be a more meaningful one.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 12:08 AM PDT
GEORGE TOWN: Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has a hidden talent she plays the guitar.
She even sang two songs at the Rock 4 Rights music marathon at Fort Cornwallis here yesterday.
The PKR vice-president sang Fake Plastic Tree while playing the guitar and then sang another song called Trees, accompanied by local artiste Jes Ebrahim on the guitar.
Showing a different side: Nurul Izzah and Jes performing during the Rock 4 Rights music festival in George Town, Penang yesterday. — MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI / The Star
Nurul Izzah, 30, said she started playing the guitar when her father Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bought her the instrument for doing well in SPM.
"I wanted to learn to play the guitar ever since I was young but my father rarely bought me gifts," she said, adding that "he bought me a guitar when I passed my SPM with flying colours."
Yesterday's 12-hour event was organised by the Bar Council in partnership with non-govern-mental organisations Frinjan and Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia.
It carried the message of the importance of elections and democracy to youngsters aged 18 to 35.
Posted: 03 Apr 2011 03:58 AM PDT
MACC tidak mempunyai kekuatan dan kudrat untuk menyiasat tuduhan rasuah dan salah guna kuasa yang di lakukan oleh TS Taib Mahmud sejak berdekad-dekat yang lalu. Boss nombor satu dan nombor dua MACC begitu 'agitated' apabila di tanya berterusan oleh wakil media kenapa dan sejauh mana kah MACC telah lakukan untuk menyiasat dan melakukan sesuatu untuk mengurangkan rasa resah rakyat terhadap imej TS Taib.
Keresahan itu bukan sahaja dirasakan oleh penyokong BN tetapi juga dirasakan oleh rakyat biasa kerana isu ini melibat harta benda mereka. Bagi penyokong BN mereka merasa begitu lemah untuk melakukan kempen untuk mendapatkan sokongan rakyat dan tidak bermaya untuk menafikan wujudnya apa yang dituduh oleh banyak pihak tentang perlakuan Ketua Menteri yang paling lama duduk memerintah negeri kenyalang itu.
Isu ini bukan sahaja dirasakan oleh rakyat negara ini tetapi juga oleh masyarakat antarabangsa. TS Taib merupakan orang yang paling dikenali oleh masyarakat seluruh dunia. Malahan di dalam banyak tulisan dan komentar di dalam negara dan di luar negara Taib telah diletakan sebaris dengan nama-nama pemimpin seperti Marcos, Suharto, Tito dari Yugoslavia dan hailie Salasie dari Ethiopia serta banyak lagi nama-nama yang 'notorious'.
Seluruh dunia melihat dengan dekad segala gerakkan Taib di dalam menjalankan tugas selaku peneraju dalam pilihanraya Sarawak yang ke-10 pada 16 hb yang akan datang ini. Bagi mereka yang berfikir yang nama yang baik adalah criteria yang penting untuk mengetuai usaha mendapatkan mandat rakyat, melantik beliau (Taib) untuk dipaparkan kepada rakyat bagi mendapatkan sokongan yang berterusan dari rakyat merupakan satu tindakkan yang payah diterima oleh sesiapa yang mempunyai semangat demokrasi.
Di sinilah MACC boleh memainkan peranan dengan menyiasat serta merongkai segala pandangan negatif rakyat terhadap pemimpin yang berusia 75 tahun ini. TS Taib tidak ubah seperti Maharaja yang duduk bersimpuh dan segala arahan dan tindakkannya tidk ada siapa yang boleh menghalangnya walaupun oleh pucuk pimpinan Persekutuan.
Jika isu RM 2 atau tiga ribu ringgit yang di isukan terhadap Teoh Beng Hock boleh menyebabkan berlakunya apa yang semua orang tahu telah berlaku, bagi pemimpin seperti TS Taib tidak siapa boleh menahannya termasuk siasatan dari MACC berhubung dengan isu yang mengelilingi beliau. TS Taib telah memdapatkan segala immunity dari apa-apa tindakkan undang-undang. Undang0-undang hanya boleh dilaksanakan terhadap rakyat marhen seperti kita sahaja.
Tidak ada siapa yang suks-suka mengkritik institusi seperti MACC tetapi apa yang berlaku ini tidak dapat sesiapa yang mampu bertahan dari memberikan kritikan. Kita sepatutnya bersama-sama memberikan tekanan kepada pihak-pihak yang mencemarkan pentadbiran kerajaan jika kita benar-benar mahukan sokongan rakyat yang berterusan.
Setelah tekanan yang begitu besar baru terdengar TS Taib berhasrat untuk meletakkan jawatan, tetapi hanya setelah memenangi pilihanraya. Kenyataan itu sendiri merupakan pengakuan bahawa beliau menerima hakikat bahawa beliau berkewajipan untuk meletakan jawatan kerana ingin menjaga imej kerajaan itu.
Tetapi baru sekarang jugalahterbukti bahawa selama 3 dekad pemerintahannya beliau rupa-rupanya masih belum ada pengganti yang sesuai dan yang muktamad. Kalau zaman Tunku menjadi PM, semua rakyat tahu jika beliau meletakan jawatan dan bersara Tun Razaklah pengganti beliau. Begitu jugalah semasa Tun Razak memimpin Husein Onn lah orang yang akan menggantikan beliau dan seterusnya Mahathirlah pengganti Husein jika Husein meletakkan jawatan.
Selepas itu Mahathir telah memecahkan tradisi ini kerana dari awal lagi beliau lebih menumpukan usaha untuk memerintah sepanjang hayat jika ada peluang dan Musa Hitam bukannya pemimpin yang beliau mahukan mengganti beliau. Hasilnya berbagai alasan telah diberikan untuk membuatkan Musa tersepit dn terpaksa meletakan jawatan. Akhirnya Mahathir lah PM yang memecahkan rekod mempunyai 4 Timbalannya sebelum meletakan jawatan setelah 22 tahun memimpin. Malahan sehingga sekarang Mahathir masih lagi dianggap sebagai PM oleh penyokong-penyokong 'totok'nya.
Budaya ini sudah menjadi budaya yang kekal di dalam politik kita orang Melayu. Bak kata perbidalan, 'bapak kencing berdiri, anak kencing berlari'. Konsep kepimpinan melalui teladan ini benar-benar berlaku di Sarawak. Taiblah murid Mahathir yang terbaik. Kata orang guru tetap guru tetapi muridnya mungkin menjadi Raja. Mahathir adalah gurunya dan Taib adalah murid yang telah menjadi Maharajah.
Ketiadaan persediaan awal untuk menyediakan pimpinan pengganti beliau ini membuktikan bahawa Taib tidak pernah berfikir untuk meletakkan jawatan selama ini. Sekarang 'sudah nak berak baru menggali lubang' kata orang tua-tua.
Mungkin BN masih lagi boleh selamat kali ini, itu pun kerana sikap PKR yang tamak dan sedang bergeser dengan SNAP dalam perebutan kerusi didalam pilihanraya ini. Jika PKR dan SNAP telah menyelesaikan isu ini lebih awal kita bolehlah rumuskan yang BN Sarawak akan menjadi pembangkang di DUN negeri itu.
Sampai bila kita hendak selamat kerana kekusutan pihak lain? Bila kah masanya kita akan disokong secara 'legitimate' dan bukan kerana kuasa dan infra politik yang kuat yang ada kepada kita?
DAN sampai bila kita hanya berjaya kerana diselamatkan oleh pengundi pedalaman yang hanya mengikut kuasa yang ada kepada kita secara membuta tuli ini? Sampai bila…..?
Bila kah masanya kita akan berjaya kerana mendapat sokongan yang benar-benar 'legitimate' dari rakyat dan tidak lagi kerana helah-helah politik orang yang sedang berkuasa?
Adakah akan sampai ketikanya yang kita memenangi pilihanraya dengan perlaksanaan demokrasi yang tulin? Walaupun jalan ke arah itu seolah-olah sudah tertutup namun kita wajar berdoa agar Tuhan memberikan hidayah kepada pemimpin-pemimpin dan rakyat untuk melakukan perkara-perkara yang tidak memudharatkan negara pada masa-masa yang akan datang.
Bagi pandangan saya, hanya afa'al Tuhan sahaja yang akan membuka hijab kita semua untuk melakukan perkara-perkara yang hanya di dalam keredhoan Tuhan yang Maha Esa.
Posted: 02 Apr 2011 10:25 PM PDT
Saksikan video yang menunjukkan nasib penggerai Melayu di Taman Pelangi, Seberang Perai, Pulau Pinang!
Sudahlah gerai mereka di roboh, barang dagangan dan perkakasan dirampas Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, ada yang dipijak oleh anggota penguatkuasa MPSP!
Gerai gerai puak lain tak diganggu biar sedikit pun!
Inilah nasib Melayu Pulau Pinang.
Sudah jatuh dipijak pijak pula!
Kesimpulan dari tragedi ini adalah bahawa Kerajaan Pulau Pinang dibawah pemerintahan DAP adalah penguatkuasaan undang undang yang tertakluk pada warna kulit.
Mana mana gerai gerai dan usahaniaga haram yang dikendalikan oleh orang orang Melayu sudah pasti dirobohkan terlebih dahulu tanpa mengambilkira gerai gerai dan usahaniaga yang didirikan oleh kaum kaum lain.
Memang terbukti bidalan lama ' Menang sorak! Kampong tergadai!'
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