Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guan Eng-Tsu Koon spat continues

Guan Eng-Tsu Koon spat continues

Guan Eng-Tsu Koon spat continues

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 11:24 AM PDT

The spat between Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his predecessor Koh Tsu Koon continues, with Lim throwing a challenge to Koh to 'take action' if he (Lim) had lied. Responding to the minister in Prime Minister's Department for calling him a liar for questioning Koh's statement that a RM4 billion research centre would be opened in Penang, Lim showed a stack of mainstream media news clippings announcing the centre.
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Anwar: Datuk T still under police protection

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 11:12 AM PDT

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Posted: 16 Jun 2011 12:08 PM PDT


Pergerakan Pemuda Umno juga mahu menganjurkan satu perhimpunan bagi memperkukuh sistem demokrasi pada 9 Julai ini – hari Himpunan Bersih 2.0.

Bagaimanapun sayap Umno tidak akan menyertai Himpunan Bersih 2.0.

"Pemuda Umno akan menganjurkan perhimpunan pada 9 Julai (ini) demi perkukuh sistem demokrasi. Tak serta Bersih sebab (ia) bawa agenda pembangkang," kata Ketua Pemuda Umno Khairy Jamaluddin (gambar) menerusi mesej Twitternya petang ini.

Kata beliau perkara tersebut diputuskan pada mesyuarat Exco Pemuda Umno hari ini.

Petang tadi, Timbalan Presiden Umno  Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin berkata Himpunan Bersih 2.0 pada Julai ini akan memberi kesan negatif kepada negara dan menyekat pembangunan ekonomi.

Muhyiddin berkata himpunan yang dianjurkan Gabungan Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) bukan demokrasi kerana ia hanya disertai sekumpulan kecil.

"Perhimpunan Bersih tidak mewakili keseluruhan rakyat tapi sebilangan kecil sahaja," katanya.

Perkasa juga mahu mengadakan perhimpunan balas hari yang sama menentang Bersih 2.0.

Pakatan Raktyat dan aktivis parti telah bersedia menggerakkan Himpunan Bersih 2.0, yang mana ia pertama kali diadakan pada 2007 dan dilaporkan kira-kira 50,000 orang telah berkumpul di ibu negara, polis telah menyuraikan perhimpunan itu dengan menyembur gas pemedih mata dan meriam air.

PAS berjanji akan menggerakkan 300,000 peserta tahun ini dan berharap sokongan kepada Pakatan Rakyat pada piliha raya umum ke-13 yang dijangka akan diadakan dalam tahun ini.

The Spring of 2011 will forever be remembered as your moment. You have grabbed the wheel of history and are steering a new course. The rest of the world, myself included, are watching.

I am an Israeli-born American citizen. And I can tell you (and I am sure you already know) that in Israel and America and much of the world your revolutions have stirred up mixed emotions.

Some among us tell us to fear what is happening. They tell us that by tearing down the old regimes in your nations you have opened the door to a takeover by militants who would support violence toward us. They point to every incident of violence or expression of anger toward us as evidence of a threat.

I write this letter because I need you to know that I don't share their fear. I don't pretend to know what will happen in your countries. But I do know that when I see what you are doing on the streets of Cairo and Tunis and Tehran and Damascus, fear is not what I feel. Instead, I feel admiration. For your courage, for your dignity, for your audacity.

I am not na├»ve. I know some among your countrymen may truly hate Israel and America and the West. But I refuse to assume you share that feeling, or that you will be fooled by efforts to distract your revolutions with appeals to old hatreds. The tyrants who have ruled your nations and the would-be dictators seeking to hijack your movements will certainly try to redirect anger toward Israel, America and the West as a path to gain power. But if, as you say and I believe, you truly took to the streets to bring dignity to your own lives, I am confident you won't be swayed from that goal by tired rhetoric and false threats.READMORE

Malaysiakini CEO Premesh Chandran questioned by Mahaguru58 about...

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 11:04 AM PDT

I had been waiting for such an opportunity to question Malaysiakini's CEO Premesh Chandran about the way Malaysiakini has been constantly publishing and reporting mainly all the negative news and views about Malaysia all these years for quite some time and today, such a moment presented itself before me at the closing session of the World Bloggers Summit at the PWTC!

It seemed like dejavu all over again for me and it reminded me of how I felt when I was there before the mic eager to challenge Karpal Singh way back in 1999 at the Forum Keadilan, Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang?

Only difference was that here I was at the concluding segment of the 2nd World Bloggers and Social Media Summit standing before the mic asking Mr.Premesh Chandran as to why Malaysiakini seems to be hellbent on publishing and highlighting only all the negative issues about our country?
Mahaguru58 pointing out his article on Khir Toyo showing that he is impartial when blogging 

Such negative reporting by the online portal all these years has definitely caused foreigners to have a distorted idea about our country giving rise to unfounded accusations and lopsided opinions about our nation.

I also raised my objections to Malaysiakini allowing anonymous commenters posting all kinds of offensive and insulting remarks against our nation's multi ethnic, multi faithed people (and particularly against Islam)!

Mr. Premesh responded that Malaysiakini does not moderate such comments as they have already laid down conditions that its subscribers have ti adhere to and that if any of their subscribers breach any of the conditions where comments containing offensive and insulting responses will be removed and the subscription terminated.

As for the matter of them reporting as such, he said that actually there are other media especially those of the mainstream who are publishing worse damaging reports and articles. 

He also said that Malaysiakini is well aware of the consequences of false reporting and that they are always in danger of having action taken against them by the powers that be if they report anything that isn't true and that they report on matters as it is.

I can only conclude that no matter what I say or protest against the way Malaysiakini has been portraying the situation here in Malaysia to be to the outside world, Malaysiakini's CEO and its editorial staff will remain as they are!

Dr. Norshinah Kamarudin also asked her questions to Mr.Premesh but I was busy trying to get my laptop working for the power in the battery was running out and I wasn't able to focus my attention to what she was asking?

Whatever it is, I got my chance to let Premesh Chandran know my feelings about the way I see Malaysiakini sort of being a major contributor to the way negativity seems to currently pit Malaysians against their fellow citizens by giving those like the organisers of the proposed BERSIH 2.0 protest exposure through their media portal.

I expressed my fears and concern about the consequences of such protests causing our fellow Malaysians getting hurt and the shedding of bloodshed?

In a way, I am grateful to be given the opportunity to voice out my dissatisfaction's directly to Malaysiakini's CEO. At least he knows how this particular blogger feels?

I was glad to know that it was not only myself not being happy with the way Malaysiakini was reporting such negative news all these while for the audience made up of bloggers from many countries applauded.


I had many of them come up to me later and thank me for voicing what many of they themselves had been not happy with Malaysiakini...

At the end of the day, it is important for me that I was able to relay to Premesh what I had been keeping in my heart all these while.

That's all that matters. Malaysiakini must not just be a 'Bad News Brown' media portal.

It should be reporting not only on what's negative as it sees things according to its views but also highlight and celebrate the wonderful aspects of our home country to the whole wide world.

Surely those who choose to blinker themselves with only wanting to scrutinize and highlight the bad can opt to choose in highlighting whats good as well?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 10:55 AM PDT

I bumped a ride from a very good friend to a meeting we were both attending today. As I got in I saw the note which read, "Sit N DONT MOVE MY SITTING POSITION". His wife had stuck it there.

What moves a person to put up such a note?

Apparently, it is a big issue with her and she would threaten to kill because of it. I don't know...tak masuk akal. So I did what I would normally do...I adjusted the seat to make it more comfortable for ME. It appears my friend would have to get a car with seat-memory feature if he wants to remain alive.

This phone-video was actually taken inadvertantly:

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Opposition firebrands back in Parliament

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 08:44 AM PDT

S Pathmawathy and Regina Lee wrote for Malaysiakini

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and three other MPs returned to Parliament today after an absence of six months, and they were welcomed warmly with floral bouquets and greetings from fellow parliamentarians.

The others suspended from the Dewan Rakyat last December were senior opposition member Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor), besides Azmin Ali (PKR- Gombak) and R Sivarasa (PKR-Subang).

Several well-wishers presented the four with bouquets of flowers, with Sivarasa seen brandishing a loudhailer, symbolising their stifled voice in the House during the suspension.

Anwar (PKR – Permatang Pauh) was booted out on Dec 16 last year after a majority vote in favour of the Rights and Privileges Committee's recommendation to suspend him for misleading the Dewan Rakyat in a row involving the government's '1Malaysia' campaign.

Karpal, Azmin and Sivarasa were thrown out the same day for supporting Anwar and insisting that the speaker allows him to present his case during the sitting, which was the last for the year.

During Question Time, Anwar had queried Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Ahmad Maslan on the Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) borrowings from the Employee's Provident Fund (EPF), which amounted to RM6 billion.

'Suspension still unlawful'

At a press conference later, the four MPs maintained that their suspension from Parliament was unlawful and that they would take the matter to court.

"The suspension was grossly unfair and it did not give us a chance to defend ourselves, which shows a massive flaw in our parliamentary system," said Anwar.

Added Karpal: "Six months ago, we said that the suspension was unlawful, which we maintain to this day. We will certainly take this matter to court."

However, he said, that they would take a wait-and-see position first, and would only proceed with a lawsuit after the Court of Appeal rules on the earlier year-long suspension of the DAP MP for Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo.

Gobind was on March 16, 2009, suspended from the House for a year without pay for unparliamentary conduct in implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

He challenged in the suspension in the High Court, which decided in his favour that his suspension without pay was unlawful and that such decisions of the Dewan Rakyat speaker are open to judicial review. The attorney-general has appealed this decision.

"It won't be an academic exercise. We want a declaration that the suspension was invalid. In no way will we waive that right," said Karpal.

Azmin said the parliamentary sitting next week would see fireworks.

"With the federal government asking for RM13 billion as supplementary budget, we will be revealing a lot more abuse of funds by the government.

"We want to show that it won't be easy any more for the BN," Azmin added.

Anwar Returns To Parliament With Fire-works

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 08:32 AM PDT

Written by S Pathmawathy for Malaysiakini

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's return to Parliament after a six-month suspension was marked by a riotous scene barely ten minutes into question time.

Anwar, who posed the second question of the session, had asked about the Federal Land Development Authority's (Felda) financial standing and its rationale in borrowing more than RM6 billion from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

This prompted salvos from backbenchers who slammed Pakatan Rakyat's policy booklet, better known as the Buku Jingga (Orange Book).

Ismail Abd Muttalib (BN-Maran), in a supplementary question, accused the opposition MPs of being "jealous" of Felda's success in helping to uplift the lives of settlers.

Citing from the Buku Jingga, Ismail said that Pakatan aims to dissolve Felda and divide the land among second and third generation settlers.

Ismail then asked Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Ahmad Maslan to comment on the "potential impact" of such a move.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia then warned Ismail to focus his question on Felda's current financial standings.

But before he could finish his question, Tian Chua (PKR-Batu), Khalid Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) and Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) interjected and a shouting match ensued.

Anwar, who was in a crisp grey suit and a bright purple tie, stayed poised while waiting for the verbal volley to settle down.

Speaker threatened to boot out MPs

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak), who was the only person heard over the arguments, said: "Let me answer. What does the deputy minister (Ahmad) know about Buku Jingga?"

Refusing to back off, Ahmad continued: "I don't see any problems with shutting down Felda Plantations."

However, House Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia interrupted Ahmad, saying that there was no relevance, and asked Sapawi Ahmad (BN-Sipitang) to ask the next question.

The decision, again, was met discontent from Abdul Rahman Dahlan (BN-Kota Belud), Lilah Yasin (BN-Jempol) and Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) who stood up simultaneously, wanting Ahmad to be allowed to complete his question.

Pandikar Amin (left) then issued a stern warning and threatened to evict the next MP who stood up, which restored order to the House.

Prior to the heated exchanges, Ahmad, in response to Anwar's question, defended Felda, saying that "it has not burdened" settlers with various loans taken out to fund its projects and investments.

Ahmad said Felda's annual report alone showed that it is a profitable venture with "strong" financial standing and the RM6 billion EPF loans is a "win-win situation" for both parties.

"There is nothing to hide. The outcome of Felda's profits are recorded in the 2010 annual report which was distributed to all here," said Ahmad.

However, Anwar pursued clarification, saying that Felda Global Ventures Holdings Sdn Bhd (Felda Global), which spearheads the Felda Group, had failed in its foreign investments.

"Felda Iffco Sdn Bhd, Twin Rivers Technologies US, TRT-ETGO Canada and Felda Global Ventures Middle East as well as Felda Global Ventures Arabia, all listed losses from 2007 to 2010 of almost RM500million.

"(And) the stupidity of Felda Global's management is parallel or bigger than the mismanagement of Sime Darby," said Anwar, which allegations Ahmad rejected.

Sun-set in Penang

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 08:23 AM PDT

Pic by Rocky Cheang

PSC by Rocky

Can you tell which part of Penang?

Obedient Wives Club ~ Turning wives into whores....really???

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 07:47 AM PDT

Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd is the offshoot company of the now banned Al Arqam Movement and has recently been at the forefront of a club that its members have set up to help wives be of a class better than the best prostitutes there are out there!

The lady featured in the video above is a medical doctor. An educated, intelligent, well learned professional.

Not a clueless in KL type bimbo.

She knows what she is talking about? That a woman who is married ought to be able to keep her husband well pleased with her in all areas. That is good and no one would want to say anything to the contrary.

We have no problems in wanting to see more harmonious couples or where the husband has more than just a wife, to still wish that those polygamous families get to live happily no matter what.

I for one respect and appreciate what Dr. Rohaya Mohamad is trying to do especially when it involves commitment on the part of the wife or wives to please their husbands?

Yet for her to go on and say that wives should be better than prostitutes brings disrepute to the high and honored status and position of those who are legally married wife's.

That equation is simply not right or correct.

One does not label one's wife to be as a whore or prostitute. Her saying that a good wife is a good sex worker or a good whore in bed is in my opinion turning an honorable life partner of a husband to be seen or deemed to be nothing more than a prostitute needs to be rectified and promptly corrected!

May God Forbid!

Al Arqam women are quite known to be very subservient to their husbands. They are either indoctrinated to have that mindset that they must comply with their husband's every whim and fancy.

To be excellent in everything. 

In the kitchen, she's the best cook. Able to sew, bake, sweep the house clean, do the laundry, iron, decorate, this and that....practically like the characters in the movie titled 'Stepford Wives'.

Just like in the movie, the ex Al Arqam folks seem to be stuck in a proverbial time tunnel and condescending mindset where the womenfolk are programmed to be at the beck and call of the hubby 24/7.

I know that this is the epitome of the perfect wife but aren't we forgetting that the dear ol' husbands must also be up to mark as far as playing their roles as the ideal partner for their wife or wives?

I totally agree that what Dr.Rohaya and her club members wish to provide for their respective husbands is totally consistent and in line with what our faith teaches and expects of dutiful wives and that such devotion should be on an equal level between man and his wife or wives.

I just don't agree to using that derogatory term of associating honorably married women with the position or roles of being whores or prostitutes!

We shouldn't smear the reputation of properly married women with such a sinful occupation.

Dr.Rohaya ought to stop using that assumption or unwarranted label on any wife.

That in my opinion is definitely a No! No!

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Nik Aziz Likens Utusan To Denmark For ‘Insulting’ Cartoon - By Clara Chooi.

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 06:45 AM PDT

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today described Malay daily Utusan Malaysia as "Denmark Malaysia" for publishing a comic strip that he said was an affront to Islam.

"Entered [my] office today to complete several outstanding matters. Read last night's copy of the Umno circular called Utusan Malaysia that featured a controversial cartoon insulting Islamic law. I describe Utusan Malaysia as having become 'Denmark Malaysia' for publishing that cartoon drawing," the Kelantan mentri besar wrote on his Facebook page this morning.

Nik Aziz was comparing Utusan Malaysia's cartoon, which depicted the public's confusion over Islamic laws regarding rape, to a controversial caricature of Prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper in 2005.

The caricature, which depicted Muhammad wearing a bomb in his turban, provoked Muslim outrage across the globe and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard even had his home broken into by a Somali man who was angered by the drawing.

Titled "Kekeliruan kes rogol" (Confusion in rape cases), the two-panel comic strip published on page 15 of the Malay daily yesterday showed a tudung-clad woman seeking advice after being raped.

"I only managed to record the incident with a handphone," the sobbing woman is depicted as saying to her serban-clad village head in the first panel.

"You were raped? Were there four witnesses?" he replies, adding, "The recording device cannot be a witness because it has no ears and eyes. It's only steel ... enough, it's better for you to drop the case."

The woman's same complaint in the second panel to a figure resembling a police officer draws a different response.

"Superb … the tool can be used as evidence!" the moustachioed man informs her while appearing to type out a report.

Responding to the cartoon yesterday, Persatuan Ulama Malaysia (PUM) took the same stand as Nik Aziz and accused the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia of insulting Islam.

The 4,000-strong Muslim scholars' society also demanded the authorities charge the cartoonist and the publisher for insulting Islam, saying the publication of the misleading cartoon had portrayed in a negative light the religion of the majority in multicultural Malaysia at a time when Muslims were seen to lack religious knowledge.

When contacted, PUM secretary-general Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor explained to The Malaysian Insider that under Islamic laws on adultery, four witnesses are required to prove the offence happened; video recordings are not accepted as evidence.

But in cases of rape, there is no requirement for four witnesses to testify and video recordings can be used as proof, he explained.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

Witness Says Khir Told Him To Lie To MACC - By Boo Su-Lyn.

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 06:35 AM PDT

The key witness in Dr Mohd Khir Toyo's corruption trial accused the former Selangor mentri besar today of pressuring him to lie to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and not to implicate him.

Ditamas Sdn Bhd director Shamsuddin Hayroni testified today that Dr Khir had asked him "not to involve him in the charge" when the former gave his statement to the anti-graft body in 2009.

"Many times, I was promised that this case was under control and he (Dr Khir) and I would not be prosecuted," said Shamsuddin at the High Court here today.

"When I went to the MACC, I believed I was just a witness...When the MACC came with a charge sheet in this court, there Datuk Seri Khir Toyo told me 'Don't worry, Shamsuddin. We can solve this'," added the construction and property developer.

Shamsuddin said in a breaking voice that he did not want to "shame" anyone before Judge Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki interrupted him, saying: "This is not a forum or speech."

"I was charged and I don't understand why I was charged," said the 55-year-old businessman.

When Shamsuddin, who was dressed in a black suit, said he was "pressured" by Dr Khir not to implicate him, the Umno politician shook his head and a disapproving noise sounded in the packed gallery.

Shamsuddin testified yesterday that he "was asked" to inform the MACC in 2009 that he had sold his palatial home and two plots of land in Section 7 here to Dr Khir to cut his losses, which he insisted today was untrue.

The balding businessman also said he told the national graftbuster that he had appointed landscape artist Nasir Ismail to renovate the mansion, but stressed yesterday that the latter was actually appointed by Dr Khir.

Shamsuddin added that he did not tell the MACC that he had sold his properties to the man, who had helmed the country's richest state for almost eight years, below market value.

The businessman testified recently that he sold the properties to Dr Khir in 2007 for RM3.5 million despite buying the properties for RM6.5 million in 2004, because he feared for his Selangor business interests.

Shamsuddin was charged last December with abetting Dr Khir in an allegedly fraudulent deal involving the latter's Balinese-style mansion.

The prosecution, however, dropped all charges against Shamsuddin earlier this month, after which he said he changed his statement to the MACC.

"Do you agree that you gave a false statement (to the MACC in 2009) which is a crime under the MACC Act?" asked Dr Khir's lawyer Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin today.

"The statement was because of pressure from Datuk Seri Khir Toyo," replied Shamsuddin, adding that the MACC did not force him to give a false statement.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

Government Portal Brought Down, 51 Sites Attacked - By Shannon Teoh.

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 06:09 AM PDT

Operation Malaysia launched by the international hacker group known as Anonymous has succeeded in not just bringing down the official website of the Malaysian government, but also spawned attacks on at least 50 other websites.

The attacks that began shortly after midnight have affected other government websites including those of the information ministry, the fire and emergency services department, and the land public transport commission.

The website of local daily New Straits Times ( was also unavailable at 10am, but it is not clear if the outage is linked to the spate of cyber attacks. The site recovered at 11am.

Internet regulators Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirmed that services were disrupted in at least 41 of the sites attacked.

"Our monitoring of the situation showed that there was a reduced level of attacks by 4.00am this morning, and upon further evaluation, so far, we gauge that there has been little impact on Malaysian users as a result," the communications commission said in a statement.

MCMC added that its own site also came under attack from unidentified hackers, but said it has so far been able to withstand the barrage.

The portal recovered at 11.30am, nearly eight hours after it was brought down.

Other hackers appeared to have taken it upon themselves to target sites like Sabah's tourism website ( and the Tour Malaysia travel guide (

On the Sabah Tourism webpage, hackers claimed to have extracted the details of more than 3,400 of the site's users and posted the particulars of 392 accounts.

However, Sabah Tourism has regained control of the site but has since taken it offline.

Tour Malaysia was defaced by a group calling itself Dragon Force. Visitors to the site were greeted by a heavy metal song title "Through The Fire And The Flames" and messages criticising the government's move to block certain websites.

Anonymous had warned earlier this week of an attack on the official website of the Malaysian government in an act of protest against Internet censorship.

According to a statement posted on the Pastebin website, the group named the recent move to block file sharing sites like Pirate Bay and whistleblowers WikiLeaks as "inexcusable" acts of censorship which took away "basic human rights."

"For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared," the group said.

The so-called "hacktivists" earlier announced that the attack targeting — known as "Operation Malaysia" — would take place today at 3.30am local time.

Anonymous has taken credit for other attacks such as in December 2010 in response to pressure against WikiLeaks to stop the controversial website from publishing classified United States diplomatic cables.

In retaliation, it brought down MasterCard and Visa's websites and staged attacks on other online commerce sites perceived to be anti-WikiLeaks such as Amazon and PayPal.

The planned attack comes despite this week's arrest of 32 suspects in Turkey after the group also cited censorship for attacks on government sites there.

Courtesy of The Malaysian Insider

Malaysian BN/Umno Regime Using PERKASA to Get BERSIH To Call Off Rally

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 04:21 AM PDT

By Admin

The BN/Umno Regime of Najib Razak is using Malay racial supremacist group PERKASA to threathen a counter demonstration which it (The BN/Umno Regime) hopes will force BERSIH to call off it's mammoth July 9 Rally in Kuala Lumpur.

BN/Umno is afraid of BERSIH as Umno vehemently opposes the Rallylection watchdog Bersih 2.0 to be held here on July 9 because it claims undermine the economy and national security, party information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said Tuesday.

Earlier, Ahmad held a meeting with committee members of the Federal Territory Islamic Missionary and Welfare Organisation (Pekida) led by its chairman Datuk Roslan Dahaman on the proposed Bersih 2.0 protest. Pekida is another exteremist group linked to Umno.

Ahmad said he would suggest that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lodge police reports, if they had not done so, to pressure Bersih 2.0 to give up its plan to stage the protest. This is yet clear evidence
that Umno is behind PERKASA's counter demonstration plan. By having a PERKASA led counter demonstration, BERSIH may be forced to cancel the Rally out of public interest and security.

However, The Scribe says BERSIH must proceed with the July 9 Rally as this will be a defining moment in Malaysian history and also BN/Umno's Waterloo.

Karpal: I did not distribute 'deputy speaker's' sex tape

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 11:11 PM PDT

Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh today lodged a police report against a senior editor for insinuating that the former had distributed sex video involving a former deputy speaker of the Dewan Rakyat. In his police report, Karpal wants NST senior editor Azmi Anshar charged with criminal defamation and publishing false news in the latter's article titled Karpal's political chicanery exposed again on June 14. Full story:
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Doctor encountered and ‘killed’ ET and brought body home to garage

Posted: 16 Jun 2011 12:27 AM PDT

This is without doubt one of the most compelling personal testimonies of an alien encounter I have ever come across. Not only did the said doctor, during a hike with his dog Suzy (a golden retriever) on Cascade mountain in Washington on 15 October 1996, had physical contact and 'killed' the extraterrestrial, he also brought the body home and kept it in a "coffin" freezer in his garage.

To this day Dr Jonathan Reed has photographs and film footages of what he saw on that eventful day, which include shots of what looked like a six-sided craft-like object he calls "the obelisk" hovering about 3 feet above ground. But what's most amazing is this. He also has in his possession an alien artifact from the same incident which he had picked up on site, and which according to him, he is responsibly keeping safe for the benefit of humanity. This LINK artifact apparently is a piece of alien high technology which can "teleport" him (recall "Beam me up, Scotty" in StarTrek?) to another dimension. He even demonstrated this LINK artifact's extraordinary capability on a live TV show in Mexico!

What does this all mean? Are we still to believe that we are alone in this universe? After viewing and processing what Dr Jonathan Reed had experienced, one's answer has to be an absolute, positive and irrevocable NO. If we are not alone, why is it there has been no official disclosure of this fact till this day and why are TPTB continuing to do their darnest to suppress this information? What are they afraid of?

Before you immerse yourself  with Dr Jonathan Reed's personal testimony, it's recommended you first view the brief introduction below featuring a "re-enactment of the said events" of his incredible and life-changing encounter. This will put things into proper perspective for you.

14-part testimony of Dr Jonathan Reed's encounter with an extraterrestrial

Dr Jonathan Reed demonstrates alien LINK artifact technology live on Mexican TV …

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Missing the point

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 10:26 PM PDT

The Malaysian Insider carries 2 headlines on its homepage today. One is:

Government portal brought down, 51 sites attacked

The second is:

MCMC shrugs off Operation Malaysia, says 'little impact'

Hacking another person or organisation's web page is of course very wrong. I don not condone the actions of these hackers.

But MCMC has missed a point here, too. Even though many of the websites are back to normal operation soon after the attacks, the fact that the sites were down even for a few minutes show how vulnerable these sites are. If there is any personal information and data in these sites, it would have been hacked and obtained by the hackers.

MCMC has missed another point . The attacks have put Malaysia in world news, but  for  wrong reasons.

Malaysia is now probably known as a country that infringes on basic human rights of file sharing, asa country that reneges its promise not to censor internet. This will result in  many of the internet community  shunning this country, among them many IT experts and companies and investors too.

As I have mentioned in my last post, it is actually very simple to by pass the block. I have tried it after some of the websites blacklisted by our government become inaccessible due to the ISPs blocking the sites. After configuring my DNS to Google DNS (, I have no problem going to the sites again, not to download, but just to try out how easy it is to bypass the block.

What will be next?

Probably the vulnerability of the websites would be cited as reasons to get outside 'experts to re-design the pages.

 Probably many millions extra would be spent, going by the rate a facebook webpage costs the tax payers. Probably many people would be happy for these extra spendings, since there will be leakages and wastages as usual, and those beneficiaries will be laughing to the banks..

From fellow BUMmer maverick yeoh at CAKAP TAK SERUPA BIKIN...

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 09:22 PM PDT

cometh an interesting article on:

Why Blog? To Change the World — and Blow Off Steam

Why do bloggers blog? It sounds like a trick question, but a study of top political bloggers finds their motivations evolve over time.
By Tom Jacobs

Blogging has its burdens. If you doubt it, try coming up with an interesting thought every hour or so, shaping it into a coherent, compelling and carefully worded item and then sending it out into the world for potential ridicule by everyone with a laptop and a point of view.

For the few bloggers who manage to draw a large readership, the financial rewards can be significant. But the hours are ridiculous, and the pressure to produce enormous. So why do it?

Newly published research suggests people are motivated to start a blog by one set of reasons and motivated to continue by quite different considerations.

In the journal New Media and Society, a research team led by Brian Ekdale of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports on a survey of 66 top American political bloggers. They were selected from 2006 rankings of most-popular blogs and represent points of view across the political spectrum. Web sites they blog for include Daily Kos, Hullabaloo, Right Wing News and Pajamas Media.

The bloggers were presented with a list of 13 motivations for starting a blog and ranked the personal relevance of each on an 11-point scale. Reasons included, "to provide an alternative perspective to the mainstream media" and "to help your political party or cause" and "to let off steam." They then went through the list again and recorded how well each reason reflected their current motivation to continue blogging.

The researchers found the three strongest initial motivations for blogging — "to let off steam," "to keep track of your thoughts" and "to formulate new ideas" — were all based on the bloggers' personal emotional or intellectual needs. Blogging, at the outset, was an outlet to clarify the person's thoughts and/or express feelings such as frustration or anger.

But when asked why they're blogging today, those three foundational motivations either decreased in importance or increased very slightly. In contrast, the extrinsic motivations — notions such as "to serve as a political watchdog" and "to influence public opinion" — saw "significant and sizable increases." (The one exception was "to critique your political opponent," which only increased marginally.)

"As they continued to blog, and their blog posts reached wider audiences, they realized they could extend influence out to their audience, the media and political parties," the researchers write. While their initial motivations did not fade away, this newfound influence provided additional motivation, leading these bloggers to be even more enthusiastic about what they do.

In a particularly interesting aside, the researchers report the respondents who rated the extrinsic motivations most highly "were more likely to post both favorable and unfavorable information about candidates they support. They were also more likely to participate in political activities such as signing petitions, contributing money to campaigns and attending protests or rallies."

In other words, if you feel your job is to inform the public, fact-check the mainstream media or simply help society, you're more likely to present a fuller picture of the politicians you report on, even if you have a specific point of view. On the other hand, if you're basically using the blog as an outlet to channel your anger or hone your already-solidified positions, you're less likely to admit the other side may have a point.

That's a distinction worth pondering for both bloggers and their readers.



Dear EsteemedReaders, please visit and ENGAGE that talkative and playfool host who tells it in your face AS IT IS about Malaysian blogosphere: you also see the snapsjots of the featured speakers -- STAR-STUDDED! -- like the following peace/piece on lust Saturday's BUM2011 FORUM:)! -- I get some tehtarik from him for doing this PR!:):) -- YL, Desi

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Tonight's BUM 2011 Forum News
The BUM 2011 Forum ended at 11pm.

We started at 8pm and we had Dr. Lim Teck Ghee of CPI (Centre for Policy Initiatives) to deliver the welcoming address. After Dr. Lim we had Desiderata YL Chong, the BUM 2011 organizing committee chairman to give his speech.

The first session, we had YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, State Assemblyman for Seri Setia, Selangor and former political secretary to MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to deliver his views on "Legislating Freedom of Information Act in Parliament".

At Right is Dr. TG Lim, Centre is YB Nik Nazmi & Left is Maverick the MC

Desiderata YL Chong is the Organizing Committee Chairman of BUM 2011

In the second session of the night we had Mr. Cheam Toon Lee, the ex-chief editor of East Malaysian newspaper, En. Zunar, Malaysiakini Cartoonist (who just won a pseudo "Nobel prize" for his courage in Cartooning the establishment), En. Hata Wahari, the ex-NUJ President & ex-Utusan Malaysia senior journalist.

The last speaker and the rose of the night, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan.

Datuk Ambiga is the immediate Past President of Malaysian Bar Council and currently the Chairperson of BERSIH 2.0.

Datuk Ambiga won the "International Women of Courage Award" in 2009 which was presented to her by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington. Datuk Ambiga was chosen for the prestigious award, established by the US Department of State, for being a forerunner in advancing human rights, the status of women and religious tolerance in Malaysia.

From Left to Right: Zunar, Hata Wahari and Datuk Ambiga

From Left to Right: Moderator Mr. Shanker of Donplaypuks, Mr. Cheam Toon Lee & Zunar

This year's Forum was attended by about 30 people. Many could not come (such as Mob & Helen & AVoice) and many won't come, such as Rocky's Bru who cannot attend now probably because he is now Datuk Ahirudin Attan; Haris Ibrahim of The People's Parliament, Raja Petra from Malaysia-today (he is in London), Art Harun of ARTiculations, Zorro-Unmasked Bernard Khoo, Eric Woon of iammalaysian, Nuraina Samad of 3540 Jalan Sudin, Marina Mahathir of Ranting by MM (I think she is overseas), Fahri Azzat who blogs at LoyarBurok, Zainol Abideen of Mahaguru58, Zakhir, AVoice Salah of Another Brick in Wall (absence conveyed to Desi), Jeff Ooi who blogs at Screenshots but he is now a YB and so had no time for blogging) William Leong, Elizabeth Wong and many others who are also YBs of Selangor.

Well, Zunar said we should not be discouraged but to carry on blogging as he will start blogging soon. Hata Wahari has to blog soon as he can't write for Utusan anymore. Datuk Ambiga may also have to start blogging soon.

Anyway, it was a fantastic night and we did have a good time. I hope YL Chong will start organizing the second forum soon which will include some good food and maybe, Anwar Ibrahim or Ibrahim Ali should be invited to speak. Maybe, we should also invite Najib or Rosmah to grace the occasion.

I will let Shanker and YL Chong write about the subject matters of tonight's topic.

Good night!!!

Posted by Maverick SM

From NEP To NEM; The Cannibalization Of The UMNO NEP Mindset

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 08:38 PM PDT

I am sure Najib and Nazir are close not only as siblings but also as "colleagues" in driving forward Bumiputra (and National?) socio-economic agenda. They must have been of the same mind and coordinated what each said last week at the same forum, the MCA organized Chinese Economic Congress. They knew full well they would draw flak from obvious quarters within their own community; not least of all Ibrahim Ali's obligatory vitriol on the subject of the NEM.

Why then did they do it? There is only one answer here; both sincerely feel the NEP in its current form WILL kill the nation and time and timing is running out! They know the NEP has to be replaced by a more holistic and inclusive economic policy but resistence from within UMNO (and yes, Perkasa is also UMNO) is too strong because the NEM will push the diseased UMNO (sick with money politics and patronage) over the brink. There is no other way for genuine renewal in UMNO but death, and rising like the Phoenix from the ashes. Obviously, resistance to forced change is great when change is made less palatable by the fact that proof of resurrection can only come after taking their own lives, so to speak! It is like most people look towards the rewards of being in heaven but none are looking to die for it. Alas! the UMNO Malay (and perhaps Malays in general) is faced with Hobson's Choice because death is inevitable and hopefully this makes change possible.

After 40 years of the NEP, there needs to be a more viable option going forward. Najib definitely knows this and therefore his call for a high income society and his lastest plea to the Chinese business community to help grow (once again) the domestic economy. This was augmented by Nazir's bold "bastardization" statement. The NEM must replace the NEP and our Malay brethren must accept the reality they may have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the sacrificial altar but change they must and that this is a zero-sum situation. Whatever the NEM seeks to achieve for the sake of the vast majority (Malays, Chinese, Indians and all other races) must be at the expense of the privileged few that were created by a "bastardized NEP".

The sooner the UMNO mind can accept that change is not a choice and that it is safe to make changes, the sooner we can move forward as a nation. For this, UMNO leaders if they are sincere about the Najib proposed NEM and 1Malaysia must walk their talk and initiate a canibalization of the UMNO NEP mindset to bury the NEP once and for all.

In marketing and strategy, there is a meaning for "cannibalization" which refers to a reduction in the sales volume, sales revenue, or market share of one product as a result of the introduction of a new product by the same producer.

For example, if Coca Cola were to introduce a similar product (say, Diet Coke or Cherry Coke), this new product could take some of the sales away from the original Coke. 

Although business cannibalization may seem inherently negative, it can be a positive thing. It sometimes involves a carefully planned strategy, and it also forces a company to think outside the box in order to evolve with the changing needs of both the marketplace and the consumer. In the world of e-commerce for example, some companies intentionally cannibalize their retail sales through lower prices on their online product offerings. Seeing these on-line discounts, more consumers than usual may buy them, especially if they'd previously been anchored to the retail prices. Even though their in-store sales might decline, the company may see overall positive gains.

In project evaluation, the estimated profit generated from the new product must be reduced by the earnings on the lost sales (Reference Wikipedia)

There are none so blind as those who will not (probably cannot afford to) see.  

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor cyber friends

kicking and screaming to the sacrificial altar korban


zero sum

najib political death ... eroding political will and capital

Salahuddin ilk...

TRH Sak know this thats why still in UMNO

Nazir 'anak bangsawan' should stop talking cock

by A Voice

The MCA Economic Congress has just ended.

Blogger AK47 Sakmongkol [read here] believe it was a success over Perkasa-led Kongres Ekonomi Bumiputera (KEB). Obviously, Malay liberal inclined Sak would see any public expression of openness, liberalisation, and laisse fairre economic policies as a success.

KEB exposed the glaring weakness in the assumptions of the New Economic Model (NEM). The Kongres Ekonomi Cina (KEC) supported the NEM and it's weak and unjustified assumptions.

Najib and Nazir deserve Ibrahim's lashing. Najib seemed to go back on his words at Perkasa that NEM was a trial baloon when he seeked the Chinese to take a lead in the NEM.

Is Najib turning into a chameleon like Anwar's changing colors to different audience and following the popular voices? That is not the act of a leader but a political monkey jumping from tree to tree unable to have a coherent position on issues.

Anwar lies. Leaders should not.

Nazir described the NEP as bastardised from it's origional objective of eradication of poverty to enriching few pockets.


Let's come back to the MCA Economic Congress which seemed more appropriate to be called Kongress Ekonomi Cina (KEC) for the consistency in view with DAP.

Much as most critic view KEB resolutions as suffering from 'business as usual' preservation of old NEP, KEC resolutions suffer from the same issue of impracticality.

The Chinese can't deceive the Bumiputera majority to claim of being marginalised, thus seeking for more opening of opportunity.

Bumiputera equity ownership in Bursa stands at best at 20%. Excluding foreign ownership, Chinese equity ownership is estimated at almost 65%. Property ownership and the whole supply chain of retailing is dominated, if not monopolised, by Chinese.

The demand they made on the Prime Minister cannot avoid from being perceived as greedy and insensitive.

Other than Chairman of SP Setia, Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, who said that Chinese business strive under NEP, every speakers and presenters seem to take a common planned line to criticise the NEP to seek for more openness, liberalisation and free market.

This include CIMB CEO and younger brother to the Prime Minister, Dato Nazir Tun Abdul Razak.

Melayu liberal

In a tone more direct, harsh and politically incorrect than his interview with Mingguan Malaysia few months back, Nazir decide not to allow the newspapers to tone down his views.

Without mincing his words, Nazir described NEP as having been bastardised i.e. deviating from its original purpose of social engineering experiment to eradicate poverty.

Nazir claim NEP appeared to enrich small pockets of people. He added, "But now it is so embedded in every thing that we do, in every part of the government, in every part of businesses that it become a problem."

What does he mean by "a problem"? Let's read cautiously Malaysiakini version of his speech below:

Nazir Tun Razak says NEP 'bastardised'

Malaysiakini, August 14th, 2010

In the harshest rebukes yet of the New Economic Policy (NEP) yet, CIMB group CEO Nazir Abdul Razak described the NEP as having been bastardised by deviating from its original purpose.

"I have strong opinions about how the NEP has been bastardised over the years," he said in a question-and-answer session after delivering a talk at the Chinese Economic Congress this afternoon.

Saying that it has come a long way from the social engineering experiment originally aimed at eradicating poverty, Nazir (right) said that the NEP has appeared to enrich small pockets of people.

"At that time, no one knew what the outcome would be. It was a social engineering experiment that no one had ever done before in any country. So they gave it 20 years. And they felt that after 1969 they had to give it a try.

"But now it is so embedded in every thing that we do, in every part of the government, in every part of businesses that it become a problem.

"And today, every time I mention the NEP, I get blasted," Nazir said when fielding a question from the floor on his thoughts on the policy.

"What I don't understand is giving these people Approved Permits (AP).That should go.

"If you just want a small number of people to make money, might as well just give them money," said Nazir, was reported to be the highest-paid GLC CEO back in 2007, drawing in an income of RM9.35 million then.

Incidentally, the main architect of the New Economic Policy when it was drawn up in 1971 was Nazir's own father, the country's second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein.

'Time to review NEP'

Boldly departing from the normal comfort zone, the banker also said that the affirmative action needs a relook.

"Now we need to address what kind of affirmative action we want to have. It is so infused in everything. But we will one day need to confront it one way or another," said Nazir, who is the younger brother of current PM Najib Razak.

The NEP officially came to an end in 1990, but its traditions and policies still continue to this day. Najib had announced a New Economic Model back in March to reform and rebuild the Malaysian economy.

However, details still remain to be made public.

'Ignore extremist groups'

Speaking after delivering his luncheon address titled "Strength in Diversity, Beyond the Rhetoric", Nazir also told the mainly Chinese participants to look beyond party calls advocating the rights of their own race.

Careful not to name names, he just advised the participants to "ignore them" when asked his stand on such groups.

"We have to accept that in a free and open society, we have to expect extremes. A few noisy people in the corner do not make up the majority or represent the majority.

"We as the majority have the strength to ignore them. Don't get too caught up with what others are saying, or what they are doing.

"Don't waste your time engaging with them," he said.

Earlier, he also joked that he is a descendant of an immigrant family.

"I told Tan Siok Choo (grand-daughter of one of MCA's founding members Tan Cheng Lock) that her family came to this country earlier than my family," he said in between chuckles.

Removed from reality

Clearly, Nazir was speaking from the perspective and interest of a corporate man who wish to see an easier passage for his company or business's quest for profit.

Nazir is not concerned whether the high income will ever be attained by Sibu Iban working in sawmill monopolised by Chinese tycoons. THese tycoons' business model is based on paying them at poverty level income of RM14 a day.

Najib or Nazir would neither have an inkling or appreciation of the difficulty to them for RM10 is the cost of one-way one hour boat ride from the rumah panjang to Sibu town.

He couldn't possibly appreciate that 5 sen rise in sugar or basic food or 78 sen rise in petrol makes live difficult for the poor. Frankly, this blogger doubt the brothers knows what the common pariah or rakyat had to undergo.

As politician, Najib only want the rakyat to believe they are given priority.

Both the brothers do not know the hell the poor Malays are facing to secure scholarships for theiur children to further education. And yet we motivate them to study hard and don't indulge in politics because education will lead them to a better future.

This is one problem with this country. Too much expectation is placed on people with myopic vision, but is actually tuned to self interest rather the interest of the common rakyat and nation, to provide input into economic policy. Members of the NEAC was a classic example.

The likes of Nazir is likely to believe in the mantra that meritocrasy will push Bumiputera to work harder and succeed.

And, he is likely to believe that Malay must get out of their shell to see beyond the immediate frontier to not depend on their Bumiputeraness and attain competitiveness, global competitiveness.

Blue blood and shielded

It doesn't matter if he is the son or/and the brother of the Prime Minister, this 'anak bangsawan' and Melayu liberal should stop talking cock.

Ibrahim Ali is right to say in his Sunday press conference, "Nazir is talking nonsense.

Nazir had subtly lashed at Perkasa by seeking all to ignore. Clearly, he was playing to the gallery to be a "chinese hero." A clear indication he is an 'anak bangsawan' far removed from the reality that Perkasa is popular at the ground and building into a major force.

Ibrahim Ali continued, "Even if he is a banker, he is new. And we have to ask how he got to where he is today. CIMB did not become successful because of him."

He is still restraining himself because Nazir's career path was never as banker.

Nazir took a similar career path as elder brother Nizam. He started out as a company dealer in a stockbroker. He did not go through the tough training as analyst or fund manager or credit analyst, but the easier path of matching deals left and right.

With his blue blood connections, he expectedly did well and rose to become CIMB Securites CEO, after the company was taken over by CIMB.

Only then did he moved to Merchant Banking and rightly push the organisation strategically for fee based income. For all you know, the people at Ministry of Finance or Bank Negara had whispered to him of the impending industry restructuring.

Would he had rose to CEO if he had been Jailani bin Miskon from some Kampung Parit something in Batu Pahat, Johor? Jailani would not, because there is no one to guide and shield him.

Talking cock

Even as CEO of a bigger CIMB, with a commercial bank and all other financail services subsidiaries, certain circle cast doubt in his capability to pull of the job he is in now.

For instance, Government had to merge three major plantation companies into a gargantum mess, to generate fee based income to the estimated tune of at least RM300 million. It was a deal decribed as the fee justify the deal.

Now do you understand why he said NEP is a problem? That only means it was a hindrance for him to propose more funny corporate restructuring exercises.

If Nazir is really the new Malay capable of being competitive, just before CIMB goes bust from bad loans, he should leave to an MNC company.

The Malays would like to see neo-liberal embracing Nazir make it without using his Bumiputera status and blue blood connection. See how he carries his Cambridege degree and "Investment Banking" resume.

Switching places with another Camridge trained failure at the top of Khazanah does not count.

Sometimes these 'anak bangsawan' can talk cock but their views are seldom far from reality? How does his brother's Nizam, Johari and Nazim fair? Would Nazir dare to claim they did not use their position and blue blood connection to seek for Government or Government related contracts and jobs?

Perhaps it best to limit it to just questions this blogger already has answers.

That is exactly one problem with NEP. The royals, blue blood and powerful are using the NEP program to help further enrich themselves than really giving the marhaen a chance.

The abuse by even those claiming abuse of NEP that denied the real Malay and Bumiputera from the real oppotunity. The real enriching benefit of NEPs were distributed among royalties, pembesar and bangsawan, and politicians at the expense of the truly deserving and sloughing Bumiputera.

The abuse by the royals, blue bloods and powerful are seldom done in co-hort with non Malays, particularly Chinese. Most of them look patronisingly down on their fellow Bumiputera.

Nizar, for instance, rise using his Bumiputeraness and Malay blue blood connection but refuse to assist and guide other Bumiputera. The biggest complain against Nazir is he discriminate against Malay and perhaps out of his own inferiority complex, look more highly at non Malays in CIMB.

This is because Nazir got it easy on a silver plater. He fits in this blog's derogatory description of a Melayu liberal.

Bersih For A Clean Election!

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 06:28 PM PDT

bersih poster

Anonymous Appear To Have Succeeded

Posted: 15 Jun 2011 05:22 PM PDT

Looks like the official government site is still experiencing a DOS -
denial of service - because I've tried a number of times and I still
can't access it.

I saw that other government websites (like the one for tourism) have
been defaced as well. This is certainly not the doing of Anonymous, who
have planned a DDOS, not a defacing of the site.

Anonymous have a reputation for keeping to their word.

It's possible that other hackers have decided to ride the huge wave of
publicity brought on by Anonymous.

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