Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kenapa dulu lain, sekarang lain?

Kenapa dulu lain, sekarang lain?


Kenapa dulu lain, sekarang lain?

Posted: 03 May 2011 12:57 PM PDT

Rakyat sudah mula tertanya-tanya kenapa dulu kehidupan rakyat berbilang kaum begitu aman dan sentosa sedangkan sekarang keadaan sudah tidak begitu lagi. Kenapa politik negara dulu tidak begitu berkecamuk dan permainan isu kaum tidak begitu menular? Apakah elemen-elemen yang ada yang membawa keamanan dan keharmonian semasa itu yang tidak ada sekarang ini yang menyebabkan keadaan begitu merunsingkan kita sehingga kita berbalah di antara kita.

Sesungguhnya elemen penting yang ada kepada kepimpinan zaman itu dan yang tidak ada sekarang ini ialah kekurangan unsur 'magnanimity' kepimpinan. Tetapi unsur penting ini hanya ada kepada pemimpin yang dihormati serta pemimpin yang mampu menzahirkan sifat kejujuran dan diyakini serta dirasakan oleh rakyat. Apabila berlaku peristiwa berdarah 1969 dahulu semua pihak telah merasakan betapa peritnya hidup berbalah apatah lagi berbalah di antara kaum yang besar di negara ini. Peristiwa itu semua pihak menghargai kehidupan muhibbah di antara kaum dan agama.

Di waktu itu lah semua pihak menyedari bahawa perpaduan itu adalah elemen yang penting. Rakayat menerima hakikat yang perpaduan itu hanya akan terlaksana dengan kehadziran berbagai kaum dan puak. Pimpinan semasa itu berusaha membangunkan negara dengan matlamat yang satu iaitu untuk mencapaai 'national unity' yang hakiki dengan rakyat menyayangi negara yang mereka diami ini, serta mengakui negara ini adalah sebuah negara bertuah dan berdaulat.

Dulu pemimpin-pemimpin kita membangunkan negara dengan penuh dedikasi serta menyulami usaha pembangunan itu dengan moral dengan spiritualism yang tinggi. Setiap usaha membina negara itu tidak akan tertinggal unsur-unsur serta 'ingredient' penting di dalam apa yang disebut sebagai 'nation building'.

Sesuatu usaha pembangunan akan dikaji dengan teliti dan tidak tergesa-gesa. Semua aspek penting seperti keuntungan kepada bangsa-bangsa yang terlibat samada selari dengan dasar besar negara yang telah digubal dengan penuh berhati-hati oleh pemimpin kita. Dasar yang saya maksudkan itu ialah DEB.

Falsafah pembangunan diberi keutamakan terlebih dahulu. Kalau kita baca lapuran perhimpunan agung UMNO 1972 dahulu, Tun Dr Ismail di dalam ucapan penangguhan perhimpunan agung itu bahawa Malaysia mampu membangunkan negara dengan cepat dan deras kerana negara kita merupakan negara yang di rahmati tuhan dengan hasil mahsul yang melimpah ruah.

Allahyarham Tun Dr Ismail menambah jika kadar pembangun itu dilakukan dengan terlalu cepat dan pesat maka ada kaum akan ketinggalan kerana kaum itu belum lagi bersedia untuk menerima pembangunan itu kerana telah ketinggalan begitu lama dan jauh ke belakang. Apa yang dikatakan oleh Tun Dr Ismail itu adalah kata yang penuh falasafah yang bersandarkan kepada realiti.

Tun Dr Ismail bermaksud jika kita bangunkan negara dengan kadar yang terlalu cepat maka orang Melayu akan ketinggalan, dan segala dasar yang baru digubal untuk mewujudkan pembahagian kekayaan negara secara 'equitable' akan gagal. Bagi Timbalan Perdana Menteri itu, jika kekayaan tidak dibahagikan secara 'equitable' akan terjadi apa yang telah berlaku pada 1969 itu akan berulang kerana salah satu sebab berlakunya pertumpahan darah itu adalah kerana perasaan tidak puas hati orang-orang Melayu.

Pendeknya, kejayaan membina dan membangunkan negara denga kadar yang terlau pantas itu akan manjadi harga yang terlalu mahal kepada negara. Oleh kerana itu maka kerajaan telah mengambil isu pembangunan dengan berhati-hati dan teliti. Tidak ada faedahnya mendapat pembangunan yang terlalu pesat jika 'side effect'nya adalah ketidak setabilan politik negara.

Maksud yang dikatakan oleh Tun Dr Ismail itu ialah kita membangun mengikut kadar yang tidak memberikan risiko kepada keamanan negara. Biar perlahan tetapi ianya boleh menyulamkan pembangunan itu dengan pembangunan politik dan social yang mantap untuk negara.

Ibarat kata jika kita hendak membuat apam yang tebal, apinya biarlah kecil agar apam itu masak diluar dan di dalam dengan sempurna. Membuat kueh apam tidak boleh tergesa-gesa. Kalau semata-mata untuk melihat kueh apam itu masak dengan cepat apinya terpaksa besar. Risikonya jika api terlalu besar apam itu tidak akan sempurna…masak di luar mentah di dalam.

Falsafah yang dinyatakan oleh Tun Ismail itu ialah, negara tidak mahu pembangunan yang tidak memberikan ke saimbangan kepada kesetabilan politik negara yang tidak sempurna. Itu jugalah falsafah pemimpin kaum Cina dan India . Mereka menerima spiritualism dalam politik adalah perkara yang diutamakan dalam merangka dasar pembinaan negara tercinta kita ini.

Ini semuanya ada di dalam BN sejak kejadian berdarah 1969. Orang-orang Cina tidak mahu pergaduhan kerana mereka mementingkan ekonomi. Asalkan sahaja mereka boleh maju di dalam bidang ekonomi mereka sudah berpuas hati dan mereka menganggapkan kesetabilan ekonmi itu merupakan isu yang sangat mereka hargai.

Malahan bangsa Cina telah memberi sokongan kepada DEB dan menyebelahi BN di setiap pilihanraya sehinggalah mereka beralih akhir-akhir ini. Ini berlaku tentunya bersebab. Apa kah yang sudah tiada yang mereka tidak gemar lagi kepada BN? Kalau kita ikutkan kata dan jawapan politik tentulah pemimpin UMNO dan penyokongnya menyalahkan DAP. Tetapi sebabnya bukan kerana DAP, PAS, PKR atau lain-lain.

Tentu ada unsur yang selama ini yang menjadi 'ingredient' bagi menyatukan semua pihak itu sudah hilang. Apakah yang sudah hilang itu? ATAU apakah ada unsur-unsur yang baru yang mendatang yang telah membelahkan kesatuan di antara rakyat dan kaum seperti yang sedang berlaku pada pada hari ini.

Ramai yang boleh memberikan sebab dari sudut masing-masing. Tetapi kalau hendak lihat dan mendengar dari sudut saya elok saya tulis dalam posting saya yang akan datang.


Turncoats And Village Idiots

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:43 AM PDT

Before you get to the proper content of this entry, I would like to put out a disclaimer that this is not one of those "nation-building" type of posts that I am always being asked to write.

I'm not good at writing those types of posts, to be honest. The "nation-building" posts are always hopeful, inspiring and forgiving of the simple-minded of this world.

I don't suffer fools gladly. I believe fools are fools, not because they are victims of their circumstances, but because they willingly parade their ignorance instead of using that vital bit of grey matter that hides abashedly somewhere in their skulls.

Today, I am annoyed. Pretty annoyed, actually.

I was told a couple of days ago about vicious comments flying around at The People's Parliament. I forgot about it until today, when I read Farida Ibrahim's piece called When good people, petrified, swallow poison and stumbled upon some of those comments.

In the beginning, some of those comments amused me. It was like reading satire or a spoof of what might have once been serious.

Only after scrolling down for a bit did I realise that some of those fools pimping the oxygen in this part of the world were serious in their opinions.

The overriding opinion appears to be that Haris and RPK have become turncoats and are under BN's payroll. This is a result of RPK's ill-advised interview with TV3 which resulted in a mega-spin by the mainstream media.

It was such a spin that there are still tornados ravaging Kansas and New Mexico as a result of the vortex caused by this.

I am not going to go into detail on what RPK said and what he didn't. Malaysians with a reasonable level of intelligence may find it beneficial to read this for some comprehension of the subject matter at hand.

Those who are more self-effacing (and have plenty of reason to be) should refrain from tainting that link by clicking on it. In fact, I don't even know what you're doing on my blog.

I digress. Back to Haris and RPK.

The point is not whether Haris and RPK are upright, morally-conscious men. The point is whether what they are saying is agreeable and if it makes sense.

From the beginning, I have noticed that the focus of both men revolve around the rights and needs of the people, the citizens. They have held up to standards basic human rights and have fought consistently against tyranny.

Perhaps the only thing I do not see eye-to-eye with them is the issue of HINDRAF (or Human Rights Party or whatever it is they call themselves these days). I felt that HINDRAF had legitimate issues.

From what I recall, Haris and RPK both felt that the approach - somewhat communal in nature - was wrong. Yet, in some cases, I recall Haris rallying to HINDRAF's cause. This is a marked difference from Ahiruddin Attan of Rocky's Bru, who ran HINDRAF down as a worthless cause when they had the massive protest on 25th November 2007.

Of course, back then the gullible masses dove like lemmings off the cliff to agree with Rocky and vilify HINDRAF. Rocky was the icon back then. Today, most people are aware of his ulterior motives and his allegiance to his real boss - BN.

The very heart of the problem is that Malaysians are unable to understand issues. So what do they do? They create icons and idols whom they agree with wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

RPK and Haris became one of those icons. When what they said did not match the script that the public had mentally written out for these two, public anger and distrust was unleashed against them.

We have a deplorable standard of education which had steadily deteriorated, to add salt to injury. Also, when the education system was introduced to Malaysians by the British, the unspoken command was that students should learn and absorb, but not question.

Things have changed in education systems throughout the world to encourage critical thinking. Heck, forget critical thinking. Just plain simple thinking would suffice, but unfortunately Malaysians are not even capable of that.

Books and magazines are one of the tax exemptions. But I don't think Malaysians read much, because comprehension is evidently not one of their strong points.


Osama's death: What justice is Obama talking?

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:27 AM PDT

The notorious Osama bin Laden is dead. So what? It took the whole United States of America to gun down one guy, and President Barack Obama was quick to declare 'justice is done'! What an idiotic statement it was.

If you think terrorism will be buried together with Osama, you are practically brain-dead. Pakistan and the US will see reprisals from his death. The new leadership of al-Qaeda has already issued out warnings of making amends to his demise.

Malaysia, although far from being a target of terrorism nor a center for terrorist training ground, is taking necessary steps to guard its shores as nobody knows what will unfold after Osama was shot dead by American troops in Pakistan yesterday. Security has been beefed up at various checkpoints and Western diplomatic missions, including that of the Pakistanis.

And I agree with what Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today that it is important to understand the mindset of the international criminals as they come in many forms, and they are not only limited to Islamic militants (read here).

However, what Obama said as 'justice is done' was emotionally an American-tuned statement. He is no better than George Bush in whatever sense. Such a statement only reflected how strong his despise is against Muslims by repeatedly uttering 'Islamic terrorist' again and again as a reference to Osama and al-Qaeda.

What justice was he talking when he needed the whole country to combat just a man or a small terrorist organisation? The fact that 9/11 is still haunting Americans, what justice has been served to the families of hundreds of thousand of Iraqis who were killed by the US and thousands more in Afghanistan?

What justice was served to the people if Iraq when the whole world has discovered the truth that Saddam Hussein regime did not possess any weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a bold excuse used by the Pentagon to attack and ransake the country in 2003 and Afghanistan a year earlier?

And what just has the Americans done for the people of Palestine for allowing Israel to continuously murder them?

Werent Israeli secret agents actually had their hands on the 9/11 attacks as unveiled by some American experts themselves?

We are also, and still, feel mad about the attacks on the Americans in 2001 but at the same time also feel disgusted at what the Americans did in avenging their vengeance.

What justice has been done to kill almost 1 million innocent people for one Osama bin Laden?


Exit..”Sounds Familiar..!!”

Posted: 03 May 2011 08:16 AM PDT

Exit…who is saying he is going so soon says Haji Daud YB for Tupong just before the elections and we in Sarawak still needs his wisdom. If anything Taib is irreplaceable and without doubt he has politics in his blood which many are finding it hard to inject it in. 

The calls for him to step down grows louder and with Francis Siah MOCS and cousin Salleh Jaffaruddin singing the same tune Taib needs to act accordingly. Some in UMNO hierarchy cannot wait to see the end of Taib Mahmud too. They are very much the hidden hands behind.

He knows what is coming even before it develops and the "bomoh" equation suddenly reappears. Conveniently,with a masterstroke and the perfection of the Art of Deception he will rewrite his own history.

HOW HE GOT RID OF THE UNKNOWN EVIL..?? 

Having done that he will go for the jugular. He will make sure the Chinese accept it, be part of it and if anything that has been suggested on a 'merger' of dayak based parties PRS/SPDP he might just think otherwise. Politics is about now and not how it will develop. THINK WAY AHEAD….

Who says the merger of SUPP/SPDP will not happen? 

James will not want it to happen between the PRS/SPDP as he is according to sources not even in the picture of the merged entity. Imagination is something which cannot be taught and Taib's Godly senses has all the makings of what we as a nation is predestined to be in a hundred years from now

Who has thrown up all this merging entities and the question of an EXIT.? 

The calls by KJ,Gan and Chin of Taib being the man the chinese has shunned BN Sarawak has not caught on and the Youth wings of PBB has come to the rescue of their dear leader.(previous articles)

Taib will play the tune of Beethoven's Fifth symphony soon and some trusted lieutenants of yesteryears will pay the price. What is the price will be anyones guess and it will be so nice that the person will not know what he has eaten. The after effects will leave a bitter taste and before he gulps the tea to detoxify the plan has already been executed. 

You will be looking at it and whether it will fall into place. Don't hesitate as when the Execution plans are hatched there will not be an EXIT as the axe will have fallen.

The exit points are all but closed now and whoever is involved will have to bear the brunt of the sharpened part. Those who are to survive will need not to hide behind the cloak but need to exhaust all their resources to the finish to stay part and parcel of the game and not being thrown to the wolves.

ARE THERE STILL EXITS…??

Taib will ensure that the only one exiting will be the ones he reserve them for. Surely, he has hatched the plans way long before the State elections and he will seize the opportunity to bury his love hate relationship with some.

The political picture is murkier everyday and the EXIT door is all but closed for Taib.He knows his every move is being watched and he uses his hatchet boys to stay free and above all the moves by his enemies.

He will crush his enemies TOTALLY



Hata’s Sacking Shows Umno-BN’s Media Chokehold, Says Kok. - By Debra Chong.

Posted: 03 May 2011 05:42 AM PDT

Hata Wahari's sacking from Utusan Malaysia today reveals both Umno's and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government's media chokehold, said DAP lawmaker Teresa Kok.

The opposition politician voiced her concern on the Umno-owned paper's decision to fire the senior journalist, which is incidentally World Press Freedom Day.

Kok also called on all reporters, especially those in the mainstream media, to fight for the return of press freedom and continue to raise the bar in journalism.

"Hata Wahari's sacking is not a small battle between one reporter and his employer. His termination from employment should be regarded seriously by all Malaysians because it shows how limited press freedom is in Malaysia, and the media monopoly by Umno and other BN component parties," Kok said in a statement.

Hata was elected National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president last year.

The politician noted too that Malaysia's global ranking in a study on access to independent news reports have dropped, which she said showed the public's right to receive accurate information based on facts and intellectual development has been pawned by Umno and the BN.

According to the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index 2010, published on October 20 late year, Malaysia placed 141 out of 178 countries, below Singapore (136) and East Timor (93).

The report recorded that "repression has not diminished in Asean countries, despite the recent adoption of a human rights charter".

The Freedom of the Press Index 2011, another media freedom study released yesterday, also rated Malaysia poorly and put it in the same place as Angola and Madagascar, which are considered among the countries with no free press.

The Seputeh MP – who is also Kinrara assemblyman – said Utusan Malaysia's action was expected as its journalism policy has "definitely not been based on honest facts but has always been to protect Umno's political interests and Barisan Nasional", citing a March 1 report on the publishing company's group editor-in-chief, Datuk Aziz Ishak.

"In practice, Utusan Malaysia's role is to sow suspicion, inferiority complex and hate between the Malay race towards others, to strengthen Malay support for Umno," Kok said.

She praised Hata for boldly speaking up against the influential Malay-language daily's deliberate attempts to play up racial sentiments and imbalanced political reporting in its publications, and called him a "role model" for journalism.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Itu Bukan Anwar Ibrahim, Kata HRP

Posted: 03 May 2011 04:50 AM PDT


Pemimpin Human Rights Party (HRP), P Uthayakumar mengesahkan lelaki yang wujud dalam CD lucah tersebut bukan Anwar Ibrahim...

Menurut berita Free Malaysia Today, beliau terkejut apabila CD tersebut dikirimkan ke rumahnya dari Thailand.

Beliau bertambah, kemungkinan kekerapan beliau menghemtam Pakatan Rakyat telah mendorong mereka mengirimkan CD tersebut kepadanya.

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Free Malaysia Today

It is not Anwar, says HRP

KUALA LUMPUR: Indian rights activist P Uthayakumar got a shock when he found a copy of the alleged Anwar Ibrahim sex video in his mailbox.

The Human Rights Party (HRP) secretary-general said that the video, which was in a CD, was sent to him on April 29 via airmail from Thailand.

"When we played the CD to find out what it was, we discovered it was the (alleged) Anwar sex video," he told reporters at the HRP office.

Uthayakumar said the envelope was postmarked in Thailand on April 25.

He said that he and other HRP members later watched the video in full, and was convinced that the adulterer was not the opposition leader.

Instead, he said that the video was the government's efforts in trying to "politically kill" off Anwar.

"I think the sender wanted me to influence me to be part of the conspiracy to implicate Anwar," he said.

Uthayakumar also said that HRP's vocal criticism of Pakatan Rakyat's policies may have been a factor in sending the video to him.

"I am not a blind supporter of Anwar and we are very critical of him," he said.

Nevertheless, he said that the video was part of a greater conspiracy targeted at the PKR supremo.

He accused the police and the Special Branch of having a hand in sending the video to his house, which he claimed not even his close friends knew.

"Nobody knows my exact address," he said, adding that the letter's was supposedly printed by the authorities.

'Police the perpetrators'

Uthayakumar said that the manner in which the letter was sent was similar to a 2004 envelope containing a live bullet mailed to his residence.

He said that he was not going to file a police report over the CD, citing a total lack of confidence over the matter.

"They (police) are the perpetrators of this crime," he said, adding that there is also a loss of faith in the Malaysian judiciary.

Instead, Uthayakumar said: "We are going to send this CD to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's office with a message to stop this level of gutter politics."

He added that he was planning on doing so next week.

The sex video was shown in early April to a group of journalists at the Carcosa Seri Negara hotel.

Revealed by businessman Shahzryl Eskay Abdullah, Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim and former Malacca Chief Minister Rahim Tamby Chik (collectively known as Datuk T), the video appeared to depict Anwar having sex with a Chinese sex worker.

Anwar has since vehemently denied the claims, and accused the government of political assassination.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/05/02/it-is-not-anwar-says-hrp/


World Press Freedom Day -- but Utusan Melayu Lets Malaysia Down!

Posted: 03 May 2011 04:42 AM PDT

Here's WHY!

From the Star Online -- Desi sighted it in print copy for which I paid RM120 OK! during Tea break in pouring rain at about 4-5PM --

Tuesday May 3, 2011
NUJ president sacked by Utusan after enquiry

PETALING JAYA: National Union of Journalists (NUJ) president Hata Wahari has been sacked by his employer Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd for allegedly issuing statements against the company.

The decision was made following a domestic inquiry, said a news portal.

The portal quoted Hata as saying he had been terminated from his senior journalist post on April 21.

It was signed by the company's human resources department.

He has 14 days from the date of the issuance of the letter to appeal against the decision.

It was reported early this year that Hata was hauled up by Utusan Melayu for allegedly tarnishing the company's image.

In a notice he received on Dec 27 last year, Hata said he was accused of insulting the company's management and tarnishing its image following his comments in several publications.

The senior journalist was elected NUJ president in September last year.


DESIDERATA: Desi only can shake his head in bewilderment -- here's a senior journalist elected by his peers to head the foremost union representing the MSM (mainstream media, that's what I deem NJU membership presently comprises, I stand corrected...); instead of pride that one of its employees is providing leadership to fellow newshounds at large, Utusan sees it fit to"sack" him. All coinciding with World Press Freddom Day.


Desi with an intrepid team of BUMmers/bloggers may yet carry on the tradition of organising BUM2011... For the past four years, Bloggers United Malaysia/ Bloggers' Universe Malaysia has always been held in May to commemorate World Press Freedom Day as we fifthestaters of the new media believe we must show common faith with the Fourth Estate with its longer history and traditions from which we can learn.

I hope brother Hata Wahari will soldier on; maybe some of us can "pass the hat" around to show solidarity? God bless us for freedom fighters like Hata -- may we see more and more of j=his loving kind rise up. Amen. -- YL Chong

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Meanwhile, the following item shows some "survival" trend in one neighouring country I have fondness for as the newspapers change strategies to continue their service. Maybe the Internet has finally made print editions of newspapers all over the world heading towards extinction. I pray it won't happen because many seniors, and those under-privileged in socity, sill rely on the printed copy at the Kopitiam for their daily information digest along with his tehtarik dan nasi lemak or (e)roti(c) c(h)anai!:):)

Published: Tuesday May 3, 2011 MYT 4:21:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday May 3, 2011 MYT 4:22:04 PM
Aussie newspapers to outsource sub-editing, in survival measure

MELBOURNE: Australia's Fairfax Media has announced it will outsource the sub-editing of its major newspapers.

Under the move, announced Tuesday, the company's major metropolitan papers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Age and The Sunday Age will not be subbed in-house.

Subediting duties will be handed over to Pagemasters, a subsidiary of Australian Associated Press (AAP).

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood Hywood has acknowledged there would be cost cuts, but that it was necessary for the company to move forward.

"Yes, there will be cost reductions but the strategic driver for those savings is reinvestment in the parts of Fairfax that will determine the future success of the company," Hywood said in a staff announcement.

"While the changes I am announcing today carry some pain, they represent a necessary step forward in creating a sustainable and successful Fairfax," he said.

Hywood said the move would mean that Fairfax would be looking for new reporters, expanding its trainee programme and investing in multimedia training and equipment.

"As you will be aware, Pagemasters has been successfully producing many of the sections for our metro mastheads for the past three years," he said.

Following Hywood's announcement, Jack Matthews, CEO of Metropolitan Media, issued a staff message explaining how the move ensured the company's survival.

"The Metro publications are at a critical point in their history," he said in a statement.

"We are all aware of the fundamental changes sweeping the media industry.

"The urgency required was reinforced to me during a recent trip to meet publishers and editors in the US and UK.

"A common theme emerged. These media organisations were too late in recognising the fundamental changes to their businesses.

"Now, in fact, it may be too late for some of them to survive," he said.

The editorial staff were invited to briefing sessions in Sydney and Melbourne Tuesday. -- Bernama

DESIDERATA2: This newshound may yet send his resume to Pagemasters; I hope they will give this Jurassick hound a chance, and pay in in AUSD!:) Okay, in Rupiah also never ind as I write for de passion, for for DE mullah:(


Gov't nay to 'rakyat' in name of proposed weekly

Posted: 03 May 2011 01:53 AM PDT

The Home Ministry is against the use of the word 'rakyat' in the name for the proposed weekly Utusan Rakyat. A representative of the ministry's Publication and Quranic Text Control Division told this to Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (left) and National Union of Journalists president Hata Wahari during a meeting at the ministry's office in Putrajaya today. "The ministry is afraid that this may confuse the public about the proposed weekly," related Hata during a press conference after the meeting. www.malaysiakini.com
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PKR: Bkt Aman behind anti-Anwar talks in K'tan

Posted: 03 May 2011 12:21 AM PDT

PKR has zeroed in on federal police headquarters Bukit Aman, saying it is involved in a series of talks to spread 'lies' and 'slander' against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim in PAS-led Kelantan. At a press conference at the party headquarters in Petaling Jaya, deputy president Mohd Azmin Ali reiterated PKR's accusation that a senior police officer at the national level is playing "political agent" for Umno. Full story: www.malaysiakini.com
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Bloggers Malaysia harus bertaubat dari terlibat secara terus dengan Ghibah!

Posted: 03 May 2011 02:33 AM PDT


49:12
Transliteration
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanooijtaniboo katheeran mina aththanni innabaAAda aththanni ithmun walatajassasoo wala yaghtab baAAdukum baAAdanayuhibbu ahadukum an ya/kula lahma akheehimaytan fakarihtumoohu wattaqoo Allaha inna Allahatawwabun raheem
Sahih International
O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.
Malay
Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Jauhilah kebanyakan dari sangkaan (supaya kamu tidak menyangka sangkaan yang dilarang) kerana sesungguhnya sebahagian dari sangkaan itu adalah dosa; dan janganlah kamu mengintip atau mencari-cari kesalahan dan keaiban orang; dan janganlah setengah kamu mengumpat setengahnya yang lain. Adakah seseorang dari kamu suka memakan daging saudaranya yang telah mati? (Jika demikian keadaan mengumpat) maka sudah tentu kamu jijik kepadanya. (Oleh itu, patuhilah larangan-larangan yang tersebut) dan bertaqwalah kamu kepada Allah; sesungguhnya Allah Penerima taubat, lagi Maha mengasihani.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Sahabat sahabatku para penulis blog seMalaysia yang diingati. 
Izinkan daku memperingati tuan tuan dan puan puan sekelian termasuk diri saya ini untuk berhenti sejenak dan merenung akan maksud ayat suci Al-Quranul Karim yang saya petik dari Surah Al-Hujurat Ayat ke 12, Juzuk ke 49 yang menyentuh tentang bab 'Ghibah' atau didalam ertikata Bahasa Melayunya membawa kepada maksud 'menggunjingkan' diantara satu sama lain didalam kelompok masyarakat kita.
Ghibah itu sendirinya berunsur mengatakan tentang kekurangan, kekhilafan dan keburukan atau kemaksiatan yang dilakukan oleh saudara seagama kita.
Bukannya suatu pekerjaan yang membawa ketenangan pada sesiapa sahaja yang terlibat dengannya atau menyenangkan hati mereka yang mendengarnya!
Dari segi lahiriahnya sahaja, sudah begitu menjengkelkan apatah lagi bahawa diri yang terlibat samada menjadi penyebarnya atau pun mangsa perbuatan ghibah itu?
Cuba kita berhenti sejenak dan memikirkan akan arah tuju gejala atau wabak 'ghibah' yang kini menjadi modus operandi kebanyakan mereka yang mengaku menjadi penulis blog terutamanya blog blog yang dibanggakan sebagai wadah perjuangan media baru di gelanggang sosio-politik.
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Tuan tuan dan puan puan sesama Islam dengan ku sekelian.
Risau jadinya saya melihat keghairahan para penerbit blog tanpa segan dan silu memaparkan adegan adegan perzinaan kepada tatapan khalayak umum tanpa memikirkan akan natijahnya perbuatan jenayah tersebut baik terhadap diri sendiri di Yaum al Mahsyar nanti mahupun kepada kepada masyarakat kita secara umumnya dimana sudah pasti ianya tersebar luas seantero dunia melalui jaringan internet dan kini pencapaian broadband!
Apakah ini yang mahu kita perjuangkan demi Allah dan Rasul?
Bukti penzinaan seorang yang dikatakan dan dipercayai bahawa ianya adalah seorang ahli politik pembangkang dan dengan alasan ianya harus disekat dengan segala cara dari terus bebas bermaksiat ikut suka?
Pertuduhan telah dibuat oleh beberapa orang manusia yang masing masing tidaklah pulak tercanang sebagai insan insan maksum sesuci embun pagi. 
Namun kita mengakui bahawa itu adalah hak mereka untuk membuat apa sahaja mengikut lunas gerak hati mereka yang entah bermotifkan dendam kesumat terhadap individu yang dikatakan 'pelakon utama' rakaman perzinaan bersama seorang pelacur China!
Perkara itu kini disiasat pihak Polis DiRaja Malaysia dan seeloknya dibiarkan mereka sahaja mengendalikannya.
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Apa yang saya kesalkan adalah penerusan penyiaran babak babak perzinaan selanjutnya oleh beberapa blogger yang seolah tak tahu langsung tentang hukum hakam dan larangan agama kita terhadap kerja kerja sebegitu yakni yang melibatkan soal aurat dan pendedahan babak babak perzinaan kepada umum!
Takkan lah sampai begitu jahil sekali tentang halal haram cara penyampaian maklumat kepada pengguna pengguna internet?
Takkan tak tahu mana satu batas batas dan etika kewartawanan walaupun yang sedang buat kerja ba alif ngang ini menamakan diri sebagai blogger?
Macamanakah nanti hendak menjawab depan Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala akan kewajaran ia menerbitkan untuk tontonan umum sedunia akan kerja kerja penzinaan individu sasaran mereka?
Sedangkan Nabi Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam menghindari seberapa dapat dari mengadili sipenzina yang terus terang datang membuat pengakuan inikan pulak kita orang orang yang hidup di zaman seribu satu macam fitnah dan kebejatan perangai manusia?
Blogger blogger terlibat juga sudah tentu mempunyai anak anak dan ahli keluarga yang mereka sayangi. 
Apakah ada diantara blogger terlibat sanggup untuk menayangkan hasil kerja masum mereka yakni memaparkan klip klip video perzinaan sasaran mereka kepada anak isteri mereka tanpa segan dan silu?
Sanggupkah membiarkan anak anak anda menonton aksi aksi lucah sebegitu melalui paparan skrin laptop dan desktop mereka dirumah atau dimana sahaja?
Apakah yang akan blogger berkenaan menjawab bila si anak kecil bertanya akan apakah yang sedang ditunjukkan didalam video video tersebut kepada mereka?

Sudah sudahlah membuat kerja yang hanya membusukkan nama dan menghancurkan segala usaha murni para pejuang kebenaran dari hilang lesap hancur berterabur hanya kerana ada dua tiga kerat blogger yang terkena sindrom 'marahkan nyamuk membakar kelambu'.
Blogger sepatutnya menggunakan kebijaksanaan masing masing menegakkan yang makruf dan mencegah yang mungkar.
Ini tidak, semakin lama semakin rosak nama nama baik angkatan penulis dan pengendali blog.
"Akai pi mana beb?"
Bertaubatlah sebelum terlambat. Takut tak sempat mengucap beb. Bawa bawa beringat. Kita ni sendiri tak le semaksum tara mana pun.
Dah tegur, dah dedah mukadimahnya sudah lah.
Ini sampai melatah naik syeh dedah segala benda pasai apa?
Hilang pertimbangan pun, takkan sampai benda benda sulit macam tu pun boleh gi siar ke seantero alam siber kot syeikh?
Lani, semua dah 'gone case'.
Blogger blogger Melayu Muslim seMalaysia dah hilang maruah, hilang saki baki integriti yang dok ada.
Takut nanti ada yang meludah bilamana terserempak dengan blogger blogger otak kelabu berkenaan nanti.
Kira ..jangan dok mengamuk gila babi nanti bila terkena, ye?
Sendiri cari pasal, beb!
Sendiri mau ingat, aa?
Hai lah manusia manusia....raplah betoi!
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Cuba renung sekejap sedutan artikel ini:
'Tulisan kali ini akan membahas tentang salah satu dosa yang berbahaya yang dapat ditimbulkan oleh lisan, yaitu ghibah
Tulisan ini kami sarikan dari kitab An-Nashaaih al-Mufiidah fii Tahrimi al-Ghibah wa al-Namimah oleh Syaikh Muhammad bin Sulaiman al-'Alith.
Makna Ghibah:
Ghibah adalah menyebut tentang seseorang yang ia tidak sukai meskipun hal itu benar adanya. Sebagaimana hal ini telah dijelaskan Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wassallam didalam hadithnya:

أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْغِيبَةُ قَالُوْا: اَللهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ، قَالَ: ذِكْرُكَ أَخَاكَ بِمَا يَكْرَهُ، قِيلَ: أَفَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ فِيْ أَخِيْ مَا أَقُوْلُ؟ قَالَ: إِنْ كَانَ فِيهِ مَا تَقُولُ فَقَدْ اغْتَبْتَهُ وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ فِيهِ فَقَدْ بَهَتَّهُ
"Apakah kalian tahu apa itu ghibah?" Maka mereka menjawab: "Allah dan Rasul-Nya yang lebih tahu." 
Maka beliau bersabda: "Engkau menyebut-nyebut saudaramu dengan sesuatu yang tidak dia sukai." 
Mereka bertanya lagi: "Bagaimana pendapat engkau jika pada diri saudaraku itu memang ada yang seperti kataku, wahai Rasulullah?" 
Beliau menjawab: "Jika pada diri saudaramu itu ada yang seperti katamu, berarti engkau telah meng-ghibah-nya, dan jika pada dirinya tidak ada yang seperti katamu, berarti engkau telah berdusta tentangnya.[1]
Larangan Berbuat Ghibah dalam Al Qur'an
وَلَا يَغْتَبْ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًا أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَحِيمٌ
Dan janganlah menggunjingkan satu sama lain. Adakah seorang diantara kamu yang suka memakan daging saudaranya yang sudah mati? Maka tentulah kamu merasa jijik kepadanya. dan bertakwalah kepada Allah. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Penerima Taubat lagi Maha Penyayang. (QS al Hujurat:12)
Berkata ibnu Katsir rahimahullah di dalam tafsirnya bahwa di dalam ayat ini terkandung larangan ghibah. Lalu beliau membawakan hadith diatas.[2]
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Larangan Berbuat Ghibah dalam As Sunnah
Adapun hadist Rasulallah yang menunjukkan larangan ghibah sangat banyak. Salah satunya Rasulullah shalallahu 'alaihi wassallam bersabda:

الْغِيْبَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ الزِّنَا، قَالُوْا: يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ وَكَيْفَ الْغِيْبَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ الزِّنَا؟ قَالَ: إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيَزْنِيْ فَيَتُوْبُ فَيَتُوْبُ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَإِنَّ صَاحِبَ الْغِيْبَةِ لَا يُغْفَرُ لَهُ حَتَّى يَغْفِرَهَا لَهُ صَاحِبُهُ

"Ghibah itu lebih keras daripada zina." 
Mereka bertanya: "Bagaimana ghibah lebih keras dari zina, wahai Rasulullah?" 
Beliau bersabda: "Sesungguhnya seseorang telah berzina, kemudian bertaubat dan Alloh pun mengampuni dosanya, sedangkan orang yang melakukan ghibah tidak akan diampuni Allah, hingga orang yang di-ghibah-nya mengampuninya." [3]

Perkataan Sahabat Tentang Ghibah
Berkata Umar bin Khatab radhiyallahu 'anhu, "Hendaknya kalian senantiasa berdzikir kepada Allah karena itu adalah obat, dan jauhi kalian menyebut manusia karena itu adalah penyakit."

Perkataan Tabi'in dan Para imam Setelahnya Tentang Ghibah
Cukup banyak perkataan para tabi'in dan imam-imam setelah mereka yang memperingatkan akan bahaya ghibah. Imam Qotadah rahimahullah telah menukil adanya ijma' bahwa ghibah termasuk dosa besar.
Berkata imam Nawawi rahimahullah, "Ghibah seseorang (adalah) dengan (menyebut) sesuatu yang tidak ia sukai baik pada badannya, agamanya, (hal) dunianya, pribadinya, bentuknya, perilakunya, hartanya, orang tuanya, anaknya, istrinya, pembantunya, bajunya, gerakannya .. atau yang lainnya. "
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Berkata Hasan al Bashri rahimahullah, "Barangsiapa disibukkan dengan aib orang lain dan lupa akan aib dirinya sendiri ketahuilah dia telah terperdaya."
Renungan dan Nasehat bagi Penuntut Ilmu
Diantara yang paling berbahaya adalah ghibah terhadap para ulama dan penuntut ilmu. Tidak sepantasnya kita menyibukkan diri dengan menyebut-nyebut kekurangan mereka. Meskipun kita yakin tidak ada diatara mereka yang luput dari kesalahan. Hanya Allahlah Dzat yang Mahasempurna dan hanya para RasulNya yang diberi kemaksuman dari kesalahan.
Berkata Ibnu Asakir rahimahullah, " Barangsiapa menyakiti Allah dengan menghibah (mencela) para ulama, maka Allah hukum dengan mematikan hati mereka ". Semoga Allah melindungi diri kita dari hati yang mati.
Semoga bermanfaat, Salawat dan salam semoga tercurah kepada Rasulullah serta keluarga dan sahabatnya.
Selesai ditulis di Riyadh, 17 Rabi'ul Awwal 1432 H (20 Februari 2011)
Abu Zakariya Sutrisno


Karpal dendang Anwar ...Siapa PuSingh?

Posted: 03 May 2011 01:51 AM PDT


Kicik-Kicik Lembu Jaga
* Korus:
Kicik-kicik lembu jaga
Sudah besar masuk askar
Sudah pencen bank jaga
Satu senapang, peluru dua
Kicik-kicik lembu jaga
Ada misai, tarak janggut itu kucing
Ada janggut, tarak misai itu kambing (Anwar Ibrahim?)
Ada janggut, ada misai itu brader singh
Di depan kasi, dia suka belakang pusing

* Korus

Pagi-pagi, dia jaga itu lembu
Malam kalu, dia perah itu susu
Depan belakang, dia juga boleh satu
Itu dia kita panggil bulldozer baru

* Korus

Hospital dalam, dia kerja doktor juga
Perut sakit, kepala pening boleh jumpa
Kalau injek, belakang mesti jaga2
Takut-takut, itu jarum besar punya

* Korus

Polis dalam, dia ada sarjan kerja
Api merah jalan, dia tangkap juga
Tak bleh settle, tak bleh cakap marah juga
Kalau mahu itu boleh belakang kira

* Korus

Tak ada duit, jangan susah boleh jumpa
Tak ada banyak, tapi mesti sepuluh dua
Tak boleh bayar, kita boleh bikin cerita
Bunga settle itu pokok ada juga

* Korus

Kalau bongkok belakang mesti jeling2
Ekzos tutup itu badan kasi pusing
Takut2 belakang ada itu brader singh
Nanti langkah panjang, berak senang, mata juling

* Korus

Kecik-kecik dia suka bola hoki
Sudah besar dia main bola rugbi
Kicik-kicik dia makan itu capati
Sikit besar dia hantam itu todi

* Korus

Ini lagu nyanyi ada gurau juga
Tak mau marah tak mau hantam sama saya
Saya nyanyi bikin abang hati suka
Komplen mari, saya kena buang kerja...


No Need For Chinese In BN Government, Say Community Leaders - By Boo Su-Lyn.

Posted: 02 May 2011 11:27 PM PDT

Chinese community leaders have accused the Barisan Nasional (BN) government of practising a divide-and-rule policy after Datuk Seri Najib Razak told the community to vote for the MCA or risk losing representation in Putrajaya.

The leaders pointed out that other political parties in the BN, which were not Chinese-based, could also uphold the interests of the Chinese community.

"Whether we have Chinese in the government or not is not important," Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) vice-president Ser Choon Ing told The Malaysian Insider yesterday.

"We want somebody who can work for the Chinese community. Even if they are Indian, Malay; if they can work for the benefit of the Chinese, we don't mind," he said.

He pointed out that it was former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, not the MCA, who helped pig farmers in Negri Sembilan after the debilitating Japanese encephalitis virus outbreak in 1999.

"Malays or Indians can fight for Chinese or Chinese fight for Indians... not necessarily the Chinese in Cabinet will fight for the Chinese," said Ser, who was a lawyer for the pig farmers.

Analysts have warned that the Najib administration risks losing further support from the Chinese community if it continues to send mixed signals about its policies to voters nationwide.

Pundits believe that while Najib speaks of inclusiveness via 1 Malaysia, his actions in issuing an ultimatum to the Chinese community to vote for the MCA in the coming general election, coupled with Umno's increasingly ultra-Malay stance, will not leave Chinese voters impressed.

Najib had over the weekend warned the Chinese community to vote for the MCA if they still wanted representation in Putrajaya.

"I see the MCA sending the message that the Chinese cannot support the opposition and at the same time expect strong representation in the government. They have to choose," he was reported as saying by state news agency Bernama.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek defended the BN chairman's remarks, saying that it was merely a statement of fact.

United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) chairman Dr Yap Sin Tian, however, said Najib's warning contradicted his 1 Malaysia brainchild.

"Try(ing) to divide the voters into Chinese community, Malay community; this is divide-and-rule policy," said Yap.

"We cannot divide like that... during the past 50 years, not only the Chinese community, the Malay community (and) Indian community also support(ed) MCA," added the educator.

He pointed out that Najib's remarks ran contrary to democratic principles.

"It is not in line with democratic elections... if you only vote to support Barisan, there will be no meaning (in) conduct(ing) the elections," he said.

Ser said the MCA only represented the Chinese community by name, but was powerless in influencing government policy.

"What can this MCA do in the government? They can't do anything," he said bluntly.

"Even in the current structure or during Mahathir's time, they have no power and can't influence government policy," he added, referring to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who held the post from 1981 to 2003.

Ser also highlighted the senior BN party's failure to get the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) from Chinese independent secondary schools recognised by the government.

UEC holders cannot enter public universities, although they are recognised by international tertiary educational institutions in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, China and some European countries.

"Can this MCA influence Umno and get this recognised? How many years already; (it's been) more than 30 years," Ser lamented.

The KLSCAH vice-president said the Chinese community was concerned about government policies, and was no longer impressed with election goodies.

"What they want is a basic change of the policy of the government... (like) racist policy only in favour of one race, government servant structure, corruption," said Ser, in a thinly-veiled reference to the New Economic Policy (NEP).

A World Bank report on Malaysia's brain drain published last week warned that the ongoing exodus of professional Malaysians was likely to intensify in the coming years and further erode the country's already narrow skills base.

The report estimated the number of Malaysians abroad at about one million as of 2010, of whom one-third were tertiary educated and almost 90 per cent of those in Singapore were of ethnic Chinese origin.

Malaysians abroad have cited social injustice in Malaysia, as well as better career prospects and higher wages overseas as the main reasons for leaving.

The report showed that 54 per cent of the Malaysian diaspora resided in Singapore while 15 per cent went to Australia, 10 per cent to the US and 5 per cent to the UK.

Petaling Jaya Federation of Chinese Associations and Communities chairman Datuk Woo Ser Chai said Malaysians should not be told to vote according to racial lines if the 1 Malaysia concept was to be achieved.

"We should not say what race should vote for (what) racial political party," he said.

"Our main concern is what representative can really work for Malaysia to be more prosperous and more harmonious," added Woo, who is also president of the Hainan Association in KL and Selangor.

Ser further questioned how the MCA could claim to represent the Chinese community since the party had only captured mixed or Malay-majority constituencies for many terms.

Currently, the MCA only has 15 MPs and 31 state assemblymen from the last general election in 2008. It had contested in 40 parliamentary seats and 90 state seats in GE12.


Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider


Labour Day: Maju Junction arrests

Posted: 02 May 2011 09:07 AM PDT

PSM's Sungai Siput MP was among about 20 political, labour and rights activists and leaders caught today in a police dragnet on what was supposed to have been a May Day march in solidarity for workers to call for a minimum wage law. Dr M Jeyakumar Devaraj (left) had just arrived this morning at the corner of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Dang Wangi, near the Maju Junction shopping complex when, after a few minutes of talking to the police to persuade them to let the group march, Jeyakumar was arrested and taken away. Apologies: We had mistakenly named Sevan Doraisamy as Sunther Akishnan. We apologise to both gentlemen. Please accept our apologies.
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Hata leads nasi lemak 'protest' at Utusan office

Posted: 02 May 2011 06:51 AM PDT

Sacked Utusan Melayu Bhd journalist Hata Wahari led about 20 reporters, supporters and members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in which he sits as president, on a 'Nasi Lemak protest' against his former employer in Kuala Lumpur today. "If we go to stalls we often hear how people say that all Utusan is good for is for wrapping nasi lemak in. malaysiakini.com
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RPK Part1- I did not go to the Embassy

Posted: 02 May 2011 06:06 AM PDT

On April 23, 2011, Raja Petra was reportedly asked to head for the embassy immediately after his talk at Bangkok's Florida Hotel. The event also served to launch MCLM's Thailand chapter.. Raja Petra said he would not be going to the Malaysian embassy but instead offered to meet the officials at his hotel the next day. More stories : www.malaysiakini.com
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Uthaya: Man in sex video not Anwar

Posted: 02 May 2011 04:35 AM PDT

The man in the sex video is not opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, said HRP secretary general P Uthayakumar after watching a copy of the video that he said had arrived in the mail on Apr 29. The HRP leader is the second to receive a copy of the notorious video, after Kapar MP S Manikavasagam found one in his mail box last week. Full story: malaysiakini.com
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Have they been effective?

Posted: 02 May 2011 09:14 PM PDT

CSL and MCA announced that they would withdraw from all government positions after the next GE if they fare worse than 308.

PM also said that CHinese Malaysia would risk to lose representation in the government if they don't vote for BN.

I have just written a post on this (pls read the article:  A case of too little too late)about 10 ten days ago. I will reiterate some of the points made there:

So since 1999 till almost 2006, the Chinese sentiments were with the government of the day. They have a relatively high representation inside then.

What did the urban votes get in return? More racism even to the extent of keris raising, more extremist views ( and more double standard when it comes to uttering extremist views) , more marginalisation, more corruption, more so-called pirate-isation privatisation where billions were lost as leakages and wastage, more abuse of power by our various institution  to the extent that ISA was used to 'protect' a journalist. These were real happenings that occurred during the period when the government of the Day enjoyed relatively high  support of the urban people (eg. in KL Gerakan won 2 out of 3 urban seats in 1999 and 2004, seats where there were Chinese majority but with sizeable Malay and Indian voters, and nationally it won 10 of 12 Parliament seats contested).

AT that time, there were many elected Non-Malay Ministers inside the cabinet. The representations were there, but things worsened. The perception is that these people talked outside but dared not voice out inside.

Also this:

Ironically, only when the representation of the urban area was at its lowest, did the government of the day realise that there is a need to change. But given the warlord culture, it is a mammoth task.

So when the urban people all voted for the government, they were taken for granted. There were few scholarships, there were few opportunities to get government contracts etc etc. Members of some law enforcement agencies were more busy tending to their own 'cari makan' than to catch  criminals. Crime rates soared.

Coming back to CSL and MCA's' threat' to refuse all its representation if they suffer defeat, I must ask Chua to go back to basic. He must understand the basic meaning of what representation means.

A representative from a group must represent the interest of that group. When he fails to represent that group"s interest effectively, then he should no longer claim that he represents that group of people. He cannot blame that group to want to seek some other representations.

My advice to Chua and those who think similarly as Chua is that they go back and look into the mirror to see what has really gone wrong.Have they really represent effectively the very people that they allegedly represent?

Otherwise, it is of no importance and consequence whether they are inside or out!

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Osama bin Laden and the Faces of Terrorism...

Posted: 02 May 2011 09:17 PM PDT

or other Facets of Terror.

Just about 24 hours earlier watching CNN, the news of "Osama bin Laden is Dead" was played constantly over the world's news channels, but my fave was, has been, and will be CNN, who often stays up 24 with live news streams onspecial occasions such as this.

President Barack Obama has in the midnight hours of May 1/May 2 given a speech to the nation conveying the great news -- initial report was that US troops had killed the head of the Al Queda in Abbotabak, Pakistan, in a special operation by the famed Navy Seals. Pakistan's role was not highlighted nor specified, maybe a deliberate omission or just a matter of fact reporting. Whatever, just four months short of 10years of the infamous 911 attack on the World Trade Centre twin towers, Americans hailed Osama's death as a momentous victory and they showed it spontaneously by gathering in front of the White House and at Ground Zero in New York singing songs of jubilation.

My immediate reaction was to shoot off an SMS to close buds -- "Osama Laden by US forces in Pakistan". In my haste I left out the key word "killed", but my recipients' intelligence was at good as the CIA's, so they received/perceived.One DPP replied "Watching CNN now, great news".


Let Desi just state that Osama's death does not mark the end of terrorism as waged by the US following the September 11, 2001 attacks by two commandeered jetliners on the American edifices of world trade in New York and another "jetliner-turned-mmissile" as represented by another plane downed before it could reach the defence edifice in Washington DC.

Osama represented the most well known face of terrorism. He has many disciples and like-minded clones out there. In fact, these terrorists may just step up their activities a notch of two because "...theirs is not to question why, theirs is but to do and die..." (Desi's AP to Lord Alfred Tennyson if I sued the analogy in less-than-heroic compare!

On a personal level, I would say that on homeland called Malaysia, we have seen other facets of terror. In the classroom, when a teacher supposedly charged to lead and teach, raises his/her hands to the face of a student. Just because he/she failed to finish some homework, or merely making noise in class. I have nightmares of such teachers in my short life too, don't you?

We have seen faces of terror when motorists involved in a car accident with yours just charged ot at you, used the steering lock to hit the terror victim's car-bonnet even if the bastard was on the wrong side of the law. Yes, we have many terrorists riding killing machines on the road, and do you think I ever regret or hesitate to curse them as "bastards"?

Oh, yes, we have terroists-in-hiding wearing the uniform of the law enforcer who sides with the offender because the latter has enough money power to grease the "law enforcer's" palm, or the ofender has political friends in the corridors of power. If you want me to mention some examples, can you recall the UMNO Youth marching to the Suqiu head office in downtown Kuala Lumpur threatening to "burn down its office"?

Or more recently and still going on, the Ryal Malaysian Police / PDRM turned a blind eye to the Datuk T trio's first appearance at Carcosa Seri Negara in breaking the law with regard to pornography offences governed by Penal Code section 292, and instead of charging them, they were even given followup "police escort" on tax-papyers' money when the three Datukstooges went about boasting about their self-proclaimed "national service", including the latest swearing on the Koran at a mosque, making Malaysia truly a laughing stock for gutter politics, yet with some leaders proclaiming Nalaysia is a role model state of moderate Islam.

And how would the family of Teoh Beng Hock feel when their child's life was cut short while in custody of the MACC for just 24 hours? Or the newer case of the Customs deputy director whose life ended prematurely, again at another MACC premises, when he's just a couple years away from a happy retirement -- how would his family feel? Don't they all feel like being VICTIMS OF TERROR?


SUMPAH: Nak Ikut UMNO atau Nak Ikut AlQuran?

Posted: 02 May 2011 08:25 PM PDT

Saya naqal dari posting Dr Badrul Amin di alam Tweeter:

Umno kata 'Kalau Anwar tidak mahu bersumpah maka dia bersalah'. Quran kata 'Jika yg menuduh tidak bawa saksi maka sebat dia 80 kali' (Surah an-Nur ayat 4). Nak ikut yang mana ya?


Tindakan UMNO menjana Eskay dan the gang untuk bersumpah dalam kes berkaitan Zina/Qazaf adalah salah satu dari ajaran sesat yang selama ini disebarkan oleh UMNO.


UMNO memang senantiasa diselubungi ajaran sesat. Bermula selepas merdeka apabila UMNO menjual loteri UMNO dan mereka anggap loteri itu halal. Kemudian mereka menyebarkan ajaran "Politik Suku Agama Suku". Dan akhirnya hari ini, UMNO mengajar umat Islam dengan ajaran sesat terbaru mereka: bersumpah laknat dalam perkara berkaitan Qazaf.

Amalan yang dibuat Eskay/UMNO itu adalah satu BIDAAH yang tidak pernah dilakukan dalam 1400 tahun sejarah hukum Jinayah Islam.

Tapi, apa nak heran dengan UMNO. Kalau judi mereka boleh halalkan, Najib boleh luluskan lesen judi bola yang ditolak oleh orang bukan Islam, maka apa nak heran puak-puak ni cipta syariat baru?

Kita orang yang mengaku Islam kita wajib pilih: Nak ikut UMNO atau nak ikut Alquran?

Tulang Besi


Why get angry when a 'no' is enough?

Posted: 02 May 2011 08:02 PM PDT

News of Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's olive branch to PAS washed over the country like a big calm, actually. It showed that the Malay leadership is thinking hard about how to consolidate their voice to make sure that they will always have the biggest say and control over their motherland.

Most Malays are concerned that they would lose political clout and control over the country, despite what a few people, who think they are liberal, say about it

Perkasa's growing voice is just one indication of the churning that is occurring in the collective stomachs of the Malays.

The fact that the Opposition continually questions any efforts to forge Malay unity and present a single Malay voice is a clear indication that they too know that a united Malay voice is unassailable.

While the opposition may want to pooh pooh Najib's olive branch as a feeble attempt at gaining Malay support for Umno or a weak effort to drive a wedge into Pakatan, the truth is the offer for PAS to join Barisan Nasional has caused millions of chin wags and because the consequence is far reaching, the discussions do take a more serious tone

It pays to remember that PAS was a member of Perikatan  and left it much in the manner that Ku Li broke away from Umno to form Semangat 46, after some political skirmish

I think most thinking political observers understand that Najib made the offer knowing full well that PAS would reject it as kneejerk response, the Prime Minister made the offer not in the hope that PAS would run and embrace Barisan but to restart the thinking process among the Malays.

It is not about PAS uniting with Umno or Perkasa winning over Malay votes, Najib wanted the Malays to think about what they need to do to ensure political dominance, if not survival.

For the longest time Malays voted for MCA and MIC because they knew Umno was in charge and the same happened for PAS in the 12th General Election but sadly the party failed to deliver the goods in Perak, Selangor and in Pakatan itself.

While Umno is continually badmouthed for dominating BN, much to the detriment of MCA and MIC, PAS is causing concern among their supporters who see their party playing full-time serf to DAP and PKR.

They can deny it all they want but the fact that PAS can no longer insist on Hudud and a theocratic Islamic state, which were their long-term goals pre-Pakatan, is visible and painful proof of their castration.

That the MCA insists that PAS drop their Islamic state goal is hardly surprising and should not come across as repulsive to a party that had acquiesced their own objectives for the sake of DAP for a few parliamentary and state seats

Malays, whether they like Anwar or not are also disappointed with the former DPM and his failure to rein in Pakatan to represent the majority of the population, that is the Malays.

The embarrassingly low voter turnout for PKR is another slap in the face for a leader who claims to fight for democracy; when your own party members no longer have confidence in the democratic process within their own organisation, why would others believe that Anwar would look after their interests.

The fact is, Pakatan's real strength is PAS and DAP knows this and this is why they go out of their way to belittle PAS contributions on their success, they constantly threaten PAS with withdrawal of Chinese support.

Oh yeah you can withdraw chinese support, but that would only make BN win more seats, but if PAS were to pull their support of Pakatan, Malays would be so disillusioned they would never trust DAP again, not that they should have in the first place - DAP is a family party of the Lims and Karpal and they fight for chinese political dominance and not chinese rights. the chinese already have full rights as Malaysians there are no more rights to fight for...

So why is PAS, as the backbone of Pakatan so upset when they were offered an olive branch? they can always say thank you but no thank you politely and the message would have been more hard hitting


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