Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Utusan Malaysia article: Orang Cina Malaysia , apa lagi yang anda mahu?

The Utusan Malaysia article: Orang Cina Malaysia , apa lagi yang anda mahu?

September 7, 2010

Thuan Chye Responds to “Orang Cina Malaysia , apa lagi yang anda mahu?”(Utusan Malaysia article)

a damn good article with many truths in it that i just have to share here.
the article is written by Mr. Kee Thuan Chye, and i am merely sharing it.

Thuan Chye Responds to “Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?”(Utusan Malaysia article)

By Kee Thuan Chye

Every time the Barisan National gets less than the expected support from Chinese voters at an election, the question invariably pops up among the petty-minded: Why are the Chinese ungrateful?

So now, after the Hulu Selangor by-election, it’s not surprising to read in Utusan Malaysia a piece that asks: “Orang Cina Malaysia, apa lagi yang anda mahu?” (Trans. Chinese of Malaysia, what more do you want?) Normally, something intentionally provocative and propagandistic as this doesn’t deserve to be honored with a reply. But even though I’m fed up with such disruptive and ethnocentric polemics, this time I feel obliged to reply – partly because the article has also been published, in an English translation, in the Straits Times of Singapore. I wish to emphasize here that I am replying not as a Chinese Malaysian but, simply, as a Malaysian. Let me say at the outset that the Chinese have got nothing more than what any citizen should get. So to ask “what more” it is they want, is misguided. A correct question would be, “What do the Chinese want?”

All our lives, we Chinese have held to the belief that no one owes us a living. We have to work for it. Most of us have got where we are by the sweat of our brow, not by handouts or the policies of the government. We have come to expect nothing – not awards, not accolades, not gifts from official sources. (Let’s not lump in Datukships, that’s a different ball game.) We know that no Chinese who writes in the Chinese language will ever be bestowed the title of Sasterawan Negara, unlike in Singapore where the literatures of all the main language streams are recognized and honored with the Cultural Medallion, etc.

We have learned we can’t expect the government to grant us scholarships. Some will get those, but countless others won’t. We’ve learned to live with that and to work extra hard in order to support our children to attain higher education – because education is very important to us. We experience a lot of daily pressure to achieve that. Unfortunately, not many non-Chinese realise or understand that. In fact, many Chinese had no choice but to emigrate for the sake of their children’s further education. Or to accept scholarships from abroad, many from Singapore, which has inevitably led to a brain drain.

The writer of the Utusan article says the Chinese “account for most of the students” enrolled in “the best private colleges in Malaysia”. Even so, the Chinese still have to pay a lot of money to have their children study in these colleges. And to earn that money, the parents have to work very hard. The money does not fall from the sky.

The writer goes on to add: “The Malays can gain admission into only government-owned colleges of ordinary reputation.” That is utter nonsense. Some of these colleges are meant for the cream of the Malay crop of students and are endowed with the best facilities. They are given elite treatment.

The writer also fails to acknowledge that the Chinese are barred from being admitted to some of these colleges. As a result, the Chinese are forced to pay more money to go to private colleges. Furthermore, the Malays are also welcome to enroll in the private colleges, and many of them do. It’s, after all, a free enterprise.

Plain and simple reason

The writer claims that the Chinese live “in the lap of luxury” and lead lives that are “more than ordinary” whereas the Malays in Singapore , their minority-race counterparts there, lead “ordinary lives”. Such sweeping statements sound inane especially when they are not backed up by definitions of “lap of luxury” and “ordinary lives”. They sound hysterical, if not hilarious as well, when they are not backed up by evidence. It’s surprising that a national daily like Utusan Malaysia would publish something as idiosyncratic as that. And the Straits Times too.

The writer quotes from a survey that said eight of the 10 richest people in Malaysia are Chinese. Well, if these people are where they are, it must have also come from hard work and prudent business sense. Is that something to be faulted?

If the writer had said that some of them achieved greater wealth through being given crony privileges and lucrative contracts by the government, there might be a point, but even then, it would still take hard work and business acumen to secure success. Certainly, Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, who is one of the 10, would take exception if it were said that he has not worked hard and lacks business savvy. Most important, it should be noted that the eight Chinese tycoons mentioned in the survey represent but a minuscule percentage of the wider Chinese Malaysian population. To extrapolate that because eight Chinese are filthy rich, the rest of the Chinese must therefore live in the lap of luxury and lead more than ordinary lives would be a mockery of the truth. The writer has obviously not met the vast numbers of very poor Chinese.

The crux of the writer’s article is that the Chinese are not grateful to the government by not voting for Barisan National at the Hulu Selangor by-election. But this demonstrates the thinking of either a simple mind or a closed one.

Why did the Chinese by and large not vote for BN? Because it’s corrupt. Plain and simple. Let’s call a spade a spade. And BN showed how corrupt it was during the campaign by throwing bribes to the electorate, including baiting a Chinese school in Rasa by promising RM3 million should it wins the by-election.

The Chinese were not alone in seeing this corruption. The figures are unofficial but one could assume that at least 40 per cent of Malays and 45 per cent of Indians who voted against BN in that by-election also had their eyes open. So, what’s wrong with not supporting a government that is corrupt? If the government is corrupt, do we continue to support it?

To answer the question then, what do the Chinese want?

They want a government…

a. that is not corrupt;

b. that can govern well and proves to have done so;

c. that tells the truth rather than lies;

d. that follows the rule of law;

e. that upholds rather than abuses the country’s sacred institutions.

Because BN does not fit that description, the Chinese have learned not to vote for it. This is not what only the Chinese want. It is something every sensible Malaysian, regardless of race, wants. Is that something that is too difficult to understand?

Some people think that the government is to be equated with the country, and therefore if someone does not support the government, they are being disloyal to the country. This is a complete fallacy. BN is not Malaysia . It is merely a political coalition that is the government of the day. Rejecting BN is not rejecting the country.

A sense of belonging

Let’s be clear about this important distinction. In America, the people sometimes vote for the Democrats and sometimes for the Republicans. Voting against the one that is in government at the time is not considered disloyalty to the country.

By the same token, voting against UMNO is also voting against a party, not against a race. And if the Chinese or whoever criticize UMNO, they are criticizing the party; they are not criticizing Malays. It just happens that UMNO’s leaders are Malay.

It is time all Malaysians realized this so that we can once and for all dispel the confusion. Let us no longer confuse country with government. We can love our country and at the same time hate the government. It is perfectly all right.

I should add here what the Chinese don’t want:

a. We don’t want to be insulted,

b. We don’t want to be called pendatang

c. We don’t want to be told to be grateful for our citizenship.

We have been loyal citizens; we duly and dutifully pay taxes; we respect the country’s constitution and its institutions. Our forefathers came to this country many generations ago and helped it to prosper. We are continuing to contribute to the country’s growth and development.

Would anyone like to be disparaged, made to feel unwelcome or unwanted? For the benefit of the writer of the Utusan article, what MCA president Chua Soi Lek means when he says the MCA needs to be more vocal is that it needs to speak up whenever the Chinese community is disparaged? For too long, the MCA has not spoken up strongly enough when UMNO politicians and associates like Ahmad Ismail, Nasir Safar, Ahmad Noh and others before them insulted the Chinese and made them feel like they don’t belong. That’s why the Chinese have largely rejected the MCA. You see, the Chinese, like all human beings, want self-respect. And a sense of belonging in this country they call home. That is all the Chinese want, and has always wanted. Nothing more.

Victorious footballers come home to jubilant welcome

Safee Sali is mobbed by Malaysian fans upon arrival at KLIA.- AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Malaysian football supporters awaiting for the arrival of the team at KLIA

Malaysian football team members pose with the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy as they arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. - AP Photo

Malaysian football team coach K. Rajagobal, in white shirt, is greeted as he arrives at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Thursday. - AP Photo

Victorious footballers come home to jubilant welcome

“Congratulations to the coaching team and the Malaysian Tigers on this great achievement!" Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

SEPANG: The victorious Malaysian football team arrived at KLIA from Jakarta on Thursday to a rousing welcome from hundreds of flag-waving fans and relatives.

Malaysian football team members pose with the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy as they arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

As fans surged to a stage set up for the returning heroes, policemen had a tough job keeping them at bay.

Safee Sali is mobbed by Malaysian fans upon arrival at KLIA.- AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star They were greeted by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek and other senior officials from the ministry.

Jubilant supporters sang and waved the Jalur Gemilang and various banners, one of which saluted the Tigers for upholding the nation's dignity.

Earlier, after the team and officials landed, KLIA staff gave them a welcome home reception before the footballers went out to meet their fans.

On Wednesday night, the Tigers had given Malaysia a fairytale happy ending in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Championships.

Malaysian football team coach K. Rajagobal, in white shirt, is greeted as he arrives at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Thursday. - AP Photo
The footballers, under coach K. Rajagopal, defied the odds to emerge champions with a bunch of mostly rookie internationals.

Earlier Thursday morning, the team checked out of Hotel Sultan in Jakarta, where they had been held almost under siege the past three days, to head home after a job well done.

It was a huge sigh of relief for Rajagopal and his men, who had faced hostile fans and high tension in the streets of Jakarta, to be able to enjoy the bus ride to the Soekarno-Hatta airport.

Skipper Safiq Rahim recalled their short journey from the hotel to the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Wednesday as going to war as they were forced to ride in a police armoured vehicle (Barrucuda) to the stadium.

Malaysian football supporters awaiting for the arrival of the team at KLIA
“It was some experience for me and the was like going to war.

"But I am glad we kept our focus. It is a great achievement for a young team,” said Safiq.

Team manager Datuk Subahan Kamal was proud of his players.

“They have done their best. We expected to make the final at the 2012 championships. But these boys have shown character and tremendous fighting spirit to go out there and win the Cup,” said Subahan.

The players will take a well-deserved break before they resume playing in the domestic competition late next month.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Announcement from Malaysia-- We're not letting you leave Islam

Christmas Announcement from Malaysia,We're not letting you leave Islam

Coming out in today's Malaysian paper, The Star, in a most curiously timed announcement, is the Religious Police of Sabah's decree that the Wondrously Tolerant Religion Known as Islam will soon 'enforce' the Islamic apostasy law. (editor's note- for non Malaysian readers, Sabah is one of the states of East Malaysia).

The article that reports this piece of 'good news' (i.e. good for Islam and bad for everybody, Muslims included) is written--actually encoded--in curiously detached and dry language. This sort of doublespeak characterizes fascist ideologies, as well as governments who actively discourage critical thought and an informed citizenry.

So I shall endeavor to decode this article for you, dear readers. The article is partially shown below, with the decoded text in italics:

The Sabah Islamic Affairs Department (Jheains) will enforce the apostasy law once its faith rehabilitation centre in Kinarut is ready next year, said its director, Datuk Amri A. Suratman. (A 'Faith Rehabilitation Centre' is doublespeak for an Islamic Prison for Brainwashing and Extortion of the Innocent)

He said enforcement of the law was part of Jheains' five-year strategic plan. (How lovely! A 'plan' to continue denying freedom and ensure the continued enslavement of many and eventually all to Islam. Of course, it's all for your own good!)

Until the rehabilitation centre is ready in June, offenders will be enlightened on the merits of returning to the path of Islam, he told Bernama... ("Enlightened on the merits" means lying to and forcing innocents to remained imprisoned, isolated from their families, friends and livelihoods. Perhaps they should be grateful they aren't executed like other, more devout Muslim countries routinely do to their apostates.)

The conference, among others, touched on scores of Muslim converts, who reverted to their original religions, due to neglect from Islamic religious agencies and non-governmental organisations. (Never mind the actual wishes of these converts! They're really running away from the so-called 'perfect religion' in droves because the Guardians of Islam aren't watching them close enough. Bah! Does anyone else see the absolute disconnect here from logic and common sense? You might, but The Star is never going to print what a whole lot of you are thinking.)

Someone should send a memo to the Human Rights Commission or whatever they're called at the UN nowadays. You think that government-backed, government-funded, religious imprisonment like what the Muslims are doing in Sabah, or in any other state in Malaysia, or in any other Musllim country come to think of it, would be enough of a human rights atrocity for someone to wake up and take notice. But hey, the UN has a lot on their plate right now--after all they are probably too busy getting ready for their next 'Anti Zionist' rally in New York next year. Or maybe they're burning the midnight oil writing up yet another resolution bashing whatever the US and/or Israel is doing at the moment.

And we all know, of course, that pointing out this sort of Islamic fascism is Islamophobic and racist, not to mention contrary to harmony, bridge building, tolerance, mutual respect and all the other political correct bullshit buzz words that are so en vogue right now.

So, now that we all know what '1Malaysia' really looks like, let us celebrate this season of peace and harmony as Malaysia marches on to its mighty future.

URL to the full article:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Guan Eng denies DAP gave information to WikiLeaks

Guan Eng denies DAP gave information to WikiLeaks

KEPALA BATAS: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said claims that the party had leaked information on PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case to Singapore as exposed in the WikiLeaks, was a baseless accusation.

Lim said the accusations levelled at DAP were just an effort to discredit the party.

He added that DAP did not have any diplomatic relationship with the Singapore government, let alone the Singapore intelligence.

“So, where did the WikiLeaks information come from? Diplomatic relations? Currently DAP has no powers to establish any kind of diplomatic relationship. So, what kind of relationship do we have with the Singapore intelligence?” he told reporters at the Pakatan Rakyat Convention here on Sunday.

On Saturday, former head of Selangor PKR Youth Hamidzun Khairuddin wanted DAP to clarify how Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew knew of Anwar’s alleged sodomy activities that were exposed in the WikiLeaks website recently.

Hamidzun was reported to have said that it was no secret that DAP had a close political relationship with the Singapore government, especially with Lee.

He added that details and confidential information of Anwar’s sodomy case was with DAP chairman Karpal Singh since he was representing Anwar in the sodomy case.-Bernama

Friday, December 17, 2010

Drug suspect takes long walk off short plank

Drug suspect takes long walk off short plank

December 17, 2010

SHAH ALAM, Dec 17 — A suspected drug pusher fell to his death from the fourth floor of a flat in Section 27 here yesterday while trying to escape a police raid.

According to Shah Alam police chief Supt Zahedi Ayob, the police team had to break open the door of a unit after knocking and failing to get any response from the occupants in the 4.30pm operation carried out at Block 39 in Taman Bunga Negara.

“The police team found four men in the hall and two were hiding in a room of the unit.

“On further checking, police found a packet of syabu weighing 0.5g valued at RM50 with one of the men,” Zahedi told a news conference here today.

He said on further questioning, the suspects told the police that two of their colleagues had escaped through the rear portion of the unit.

Police later found a man lying motionless and covered with blood on the back lane behind the flat.

Zahedi said the victim was one of the two men who tried to escape the police raid earlier. The other man managed to flee.

He said police found that the 29-year-old dead suspect had two previous records for theft and drug abuse.

The body was sent to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang Three of the six men rounded up, aged 19 to 27, were tested positive for drugs and were detained, while the other three were released. — Bernama

Monday, December 13, 2010

Farewell Dr Lim Chong Eu!

Dr Lim Chong Eu was probably one of the best political strategists and a chief architect of Penang in the last century. Penang CM Lim Guan Eng paid tribute to a "giant of a politician who ushered in a new age for Penang."

The founder of Parti Gerakan first came into prominence in national politics when he won the MCA presidency by defeating its founder president the late Tan Cheng Lock. However, he was outmanoeuvred after being at the helm for only two years due to factionalism. He told me the opposite faction in MCA had taken an opportunity in his fall out with UMNO president Tunku Abdul Rahman over seats allocation issue and blamed him for souring the party's relationship with UMNO.

Lim had asked for MCA to be allowed to contest at least a third of seats in the parliament. He had wanted to deter any unscrupulous and careless attempt to amend the federal constitution. The constitution has been amended at least 700 times since the premiership of Tunku!

I had asked him about his decision to join the Barisan Nasional in 1973 which had caused a split in the party. He told me that it was a practical decision which left him without much option after the racial riots broke up in Klang Valley, Penang, Malacca and several parts of the country. Penang was suffering from a massive unemployment of almost 15%. He had mooted the idea of Barisan Nasional to Tun Razak, his closest ally in UMNO when he was serving in the National Emergency Council.

As a leader, he had to support national reconciliation (the original purpose of Barisan) and ensure that the promises to the voters of Penang were met and jobs were created. The federal government under the premiership of Tun Razak was supportive to Dr Lim's plans and proposals to help create a new frontier for the city state. As a result, the Free Trade Zones were created after the MCA minister of transport had taken away Penang's free port status. It was Dr Lim who brought Intel to Penang in the early 70's. He had created the Penang Development Corporation to help him to implement his vision.

I had also asked him about the NEP. He did support the original intent of the NEP which he was sure that it will be repealed and liberalised in 20 years (1990). Unfortunately, Dr Lim was defeated in the 1990 GE by Lim Kit Siang and subsequently retired from politics. He had remained to his non-interference stance since then and dabbled in business instead. We did not get to find out if he would have objected to the perpetuation of NEP and Malay supremacy.

His stand on Islamic state was clear. He was unhappy that Gerakan did not do anything to stop or rebut the announcement of Dr Mahathir at the party's annual conference that Malaysia is an Islamic country. Consistent with his stand on the federal constitution just before the 1959 GE, Dr Lim was probably worried about such politicking which may hijack and alter the spirit of the secular federal constitution.

Dr Lim was a political giant and a very intimidating intellectual who would pit his wisdom against anyone trying to discuss politics and philosophy with him. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend two days with him in 2007 to interview him for a book. I visited him again at his Tanjung Bungah home after the political tsunami in 2008 to ask for his well-being and discuss his views on the GE outcome.

Dr Lim was not a pioneer of non-racial political ideology unlike Syed Hussein Alatas or Tan Chee Khoon. He was a MCA president and founder of Chinese based United Democratic Party but he was quick to see a need to support multiracial politics in his later years of political life.

However, like other politicians, he was not without his weakness and criticism. But Dr Lim's imprint on the Penang socio-economic landscape has survived until today and will continue to do so in the future. Many Penangites working in factories in Bayan Lepas FTZ or using the Penang Bridge should pay tribute to his contribution. His other project, KOMTAR, was very ambitious. It was the highest building in Southeast Asia in the 80's but has became an eye sore since the era of Koh Tsu Koon's administration.

I was honoured to be able to pit my limited wisdom with his during those visits.

Bunuh diri kerana ( putus cinta ) - KEMALANGAN DI KM 12.25 ANTARA BM - SPG. AMPAT.


Nama mangsa : Mohd Faizal bin Abd Aziz
Umur : 25 thn
Alamat : Taman Ria Sg Petani
Dokuman peribadi : tiada (maklumat awal pengecaman daripada kenalan mangsa)
Sebab kematian : kecederaan parah.
motif kematian ; disyaki bunuh diri ( putus cinta )
siasatan lanjut oleh pihak polis sm eong ipd perda
PB Basri
Pada jam 0655 terima panggilan telefon dari En. R Muniandy - 224857
maklumkan terjumpa mayat putus dua dari bahagian pinggang ke bawah di tepi landasan KM 12.25
sebelah kanan arah Stn. Bt. Mertajam(BM - Spg. Ampat) disyaki di langgar tren(dlm siasatan).
Jam 0657 maklumkan kepada kontrol bertugas.
Jam 0700 hubungi Polis Bantuan B'worth En. Sharidan untuk tindakan lanjut.
Jam 0730 Polis Bantuan En.Basri tiba tempat kejadian dan menjumpai sebahagian lagi mayat
antara pinggang keatas diatas landasan berhampiran KM 11.75 (telah dialihkan ke tepi landasan).
Jarak diantara dua bahagian mayat lebih dari 100 meter.
Jam 0810 anggota Polis dari IPD,SPT Perda tiba tempat kejadian.
Jam 0845 mayat tersebut telah dibawa ke Hospital Bt. Mertajam.
Disyakilelaki melayu,umur dalam 20an.
Tiada sebarang dokumen peribadi dijumpai bersama mayat tersebut.
Tiada kerosakan dan halangan pada landasan.
Jam 0850 PO En. Sabri Mahmud tiba tempat kejadian.
Lapuran Polis telah dibuat oleh Polis Bantuan dan -BK MERTAJAM/004714/10
Keadaan cuaca di Bt. Mertajam - cerah/baik.

Pengurus Stesen
Bukit Mertajam
August 2010

Sebuah Catatan Perjalanan Politik Bangsa -Dr Mahathir.

Sebuah Catatan Perjalanan Politik Bangsa

Sedap membaca sejarah ciptaan Dr Mahathir.
YB Bayan Baru Zaharin Hashim mencadangkan supaya supaya gelaran yang dianugerahkan kepada Anwar Ibrahim ditarik balik oleh mana Raja-Raja Melayu yang telah menganugerahkan gelaran-gelaran kepada Anwar dahulu. Zaharin telah menuduh Anwar mempersoalkan isu ketuanan Melayu didalam perhimpunan agung Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) baru-baru ini.

Zaharin menganggap Anwar tidak wajar menyimpan gelaran kerana tidak bersama membina apa yang dihebohkan oleh pemimpin Melayu yang beretorik tentang ketuanan Melayu. Zaharin menempelak Anwar kerana kononnya PKR tidak mahu bersama memperjuangkan ketuanan Melayu dan oleh sebab itu segala gelaran yang diterima Anwar wajar ditarik balik.

Media perdana telah memberikan liputan cadangan Zaharin ini dan Anwar telah menjawab yang itu adalah anugerah Tuanku-Tuanku yang berkaitan dan beliau tidak pernah merayu dan mengemis untuk mendapatkan gelaran-gelaran tersebut.

Bagi saya samada gelaran itu ditarik balik atau dikekalkan bukanlah menjadi isu tetapi saya mengambil persepsi yang Zaharin membuat kenyataan ini semata-mata kerana perasaan peribadinya terhadap Anwar semata-mata. Pada hal Zaharinlah yang menjunjung Anwar semasa gerakkan reformasi dan seterusnya mendapat tempat diDewan Legislative dan sekarang digelar Yang Berhormat.

Saya bukan hendak mempertahankan Anwar kerana saya sendiri tidak ada perasaan apa-apa terhadap pemimpin ini kerana Anwar bukanlah pemimpin yang saya kagumi. Tetapi apa yang saya persoalkan ialah Zaharin bukannya berkata-kata kepada landasan kejujuran tetapi oleh kerana ‘persona non grata’ beliau terhadap Anwar sahaja.

Kalau isu kelalaian Anwar terhadap bangsa Melayu mewajarkan gelaran ditarik balik, maka hampir kesemua pemimpimpin UMNO sepatutnya ditarik gelaran Datuk Seri, Datuk, Tan Sri dan sebagainya. Zaharin sepatutnya menyarankan gelaran kepada Dr Mahathir dilucutkan kerana beliau mengepalai barisan pimpinan UMNO (Baru) menghina Raja-Raja Melayu semasa krisis prlembagaan yang dicetuskan oleh UMNO yang diketuai oleh Dr Mahathir serta Ghaffar Baba pada tahun 1993 dahulu.

Semasa itu Perlembagaan Persekutuan telah melarang Raja-Raja Melayu diipersoalkan samada didalam Dewan Legislative atau diluar Dewan. Jika dilanggar individu-individu yang terlibat boleh dipenjara ‘mandatory’. Menghina Raja-Raja itu adalah penghinaan kepada orang Melayu dan isu itu patut disebut oleh Zaharin. Kenapa hanya Anwar dipersoalkan?

Kalau dibuat intrepitasi mengikut Perlembagaan Persekutuan Dr Mahathir, Anwar, Ghaffar Baba, Najib Tun Razak, Hj Khalid Yunus, Isa Samad, Anwar Musa dan terlalu ramai yang lain sepatutnya telah dipenjarakan dan ditarik semua gelaran kebesaran masing-masing semasa krisis cetusan UMNO (Baru) itu sedang hangat didebatkan oleh setiap lapisan masyarakat semasa itu.

Kepada penggiat politik yang masih berhingus masa itu tentunya tidak ingat dengan sejarah hitam semasa itu. Isu ii diperbesarkan oleh orang Melayu dalam UMNO yang mengampu pimpinan semasa itu dan tidak kedengaran semasa itu kritikkan kepada Raja-Raja Melayu dilakukan oleh bangsa lain.

UMNO telah melakukan penghinaan kepada Raja-Raja Melayu tanpa sempadan dan media letronik dan cetak telah memberikan sokongan agar Raja-Raja Melayu ditamatkan riwayat kewujuddan mereka. Ini sejarah yang begitu baru dan pada siapa yang berumur sebaya atau lebih tua daripada saya tidak akan mampu melupakan insiden hitam yang dihadapi oleh Raja-Raja Melayu sewaktu itu.

Pemimpin-pemimpin kita yang besar dan yang kecil semasa itu telah lupa daratan dan mereka seolah-olah tidak lagi memerlukan institusi Raja-Raja Melayu dan ramai yang bertempik dan bersorak mengkritik Raja-Raja Melayu didalam akhbar-akhbar perdana dan media letronik. Kepada sesiapa yang mushkil dengan kata-kata saya ini elok pergi keArkib Negara dan bacalah setiap berita yang tertulis didalam dada akhbar pada tahun 1993 dan saudara akan terbaca semua yang saya katakan tadi.

UMNO (baru) bersikap lebih buruk dari sikap British Malayan Union yang cuba untuk menurunkan martabat bangsa Melayu dengan mencemuh Raja-Raja mereka. Kalau Malayan Union itu adalah dari kaum Inggeris cuba untuk merendahkan mertabat Raja-Raja Melayu, UMNO (B) pula adalah dari rakyat yang hampir kesemuanya Melayu yang cuba untuk menjatuhkan institusi Raja-Raja Melayu mereka sendiri.

Walaupun pindaan terhadap perlembagaan yang bersabit dengan Raja-Raja tidak dibenarkan namun UMNO tetap memindanya dan itu merupakan penghinaan kepada bangsa Melayu. Semua yang mencadangkan pindaan itu adalah orang-orang yang telah mendapat gelaran dari Raja-Raja dan Zaharin patut mengeluarkan segala-galanya jika benar beliau serius untuk memperjuangkan apa yang kikatakan sebagai ketuanan Melayu.

Jika Zaharin tidak bersikap ‘limau masam sebelah’ elok beliau diberitahu bahawa Fasal 159(5) dan 181(2) telah di’repeal’ oleh UMNO pimpinan Mahathir dan ini merupakan ancaman gila yang tidak ada tolok bandingnya terhadap institusi Melayu yang unggul itu.

Tetapi UMNO mudah lupa; dalam krisis diPerak baru-baru ii UMNO telah menggunakan kuasa yang sikit-sikit berbaki kepada Sultan Perak untuk mengambil alih kerajaan pilihan rakyat dari PR. Barulah sekarang, apabila sudah terdesak UMNO mahu menerima kenyataan yang institusi Raja itu penting.

Sejak dari itu UMNO tidak mahu lari dari berlindung dicelah ketiak Raja Melayu. Bagi sekumpulan kecil dalam UMNO yang tidak bersetuju dengan tindakkan UMNO itu hanya mampu mendiamkan diri sahaja semasa itu tanpa berdaya melakukan sesuatu kerana semasa itu semua ahli-ahli UMNO haya bangun untuk membodek Dr Mahathir bagi kepentingan politik jangka pendek mereka.

Kami bersedih dan terkilan dengan penghinaan yang dilakukan oleh kepimpinan UMNO semasa itu. Semasa itu kami hanya berdoa agar Tuhan memberikan petunjuk terhadap kepimpinan yang sesat barat itu kembali kejalan yang benar.

Alhamdulillah, UMNO sudah sedar tentang pentingnya Raja-Raja Melayu, walaupu hanya setelah mereka hampir mati oleh tindakkan mereka sendiri. ‘BUT, it’s better late than never’ bak kata perbilangan Inggeris yang semua orang tahu.

Sesungguhnya sangat seronok membaca sejarah cetusan Dr Mahathir ini. Masalahnya saya tidak pandai menulis buku. Kalaulah saya seorang penulis buku sejarah, topik ini merupakan topik yang paling utama bagi saya supaya anak muda yang akan datang faham bahawa kita adalah orang Melayu yang telah dipunah ranahkan oleh pemimpin mereka sendiri.

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Ketuanan Melayu: Usah sorok sebalik songkok 3 jengkal

Ketuanan Melayu: Usah sorok sebalik songkok 3 jengkal

Mursyidul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat mengingatkan rakyat di negara ini, khususnya orang Melayu supaya tidak melupakan sejarah tanah air dan mengenali siapa pengkhianat bangsa dan agama sebenarnya.

“Hari ini, isu perlantikan timbalan perdana menteri ini diolah sekali lagi oleh media milik Umno dengan begitu hebat. Lalu dijemputlah segala pemimpin-pemimpin Umno segenap lapisan untuk memberikan ulasan.

“Seolah-olah Umno satu-satunya parti yang mempertahankan Melayu, seolah-olah bangsa Melayu ini hanya akan berdaulat melalui keris tumpul Umno dan seolah-olah rebah Umno bererti rebahlah Melayu. Hanyir dan busuk sekali dakwaan-dakwaan sampah yang disebar luas ke dalam minda masyarakat pada hari ini,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan akhbar.
Umno serah kerusi Ketua Menteri

Nik Aziz mengulas laporan media yang membidas kenyataan ketua pembangkang bahawa jawatan timbalan perdana menteri diserahkan kepada bukan Melayu jika Pakatan Rakyat berkuasa pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 menjejaskan konsep ketuanan Melayu di negara ini.

“Lupakah kita bahawa Umno pernah menyerahkan kerusi ketua menteri Pulau Pinang kepada Gerakan sekalipun Umno yang mempunyai majoriti di Dewan Undangan Negeri? Di waktu itu, ke mana perginya ketuanan Melayu? Tersorok di dalam songkok tinggi Umno? Ketika itu, ke mana perginya professor-profesor bertaraf cendikiawan yang sibuk mengulas isu ketuanan Melayu pada hari ini?

“Peliknya apabila Tun Dr Mahathir (Mohammed) sendiri menggesa supaya dilupakan asal usul keturunan demi menjayakan 1Malaysia, tidak pula didesak untuk diusir keluar negara? Bukankah melupakan asal usul keturunan ertinya melupakan Ketuanan Melayu?” soalnya.

Menurut Menteri Besar Kelantan itu, isu perlantikan pemimpin veteran DAP Lim Kit Siang selaku timbalan perdana menteri sebenarnya dimanipulasikan oleh media milik Umno untuk kepentingan politik mereka.

“Sukalah untuk saya menyatakan bahawa Pakatan Rakyat tidak pernah membuat apa-apa keputusan dan tidak pernah mengadakan apa-apa perbincangan tentang hal ini.
Salah lapor budaya media Umno

“Syak saya teramat kuat bahawa permainan media telah digunakan dengan amat dahsyat di dalam memanipulasi kenyataan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Apa yang peliknya dengan budaya media milik Umno?” soalnya.
Nik Aziz berkata salah lapor dan salah dengar adalah satu budaya di kalangan petugas media milik Umno.

“'Islam plastik' yang pernah saya tuturkan satu ketika dahulu pun pernah dilaporkan sebagai 'Islam Palestin'.

Menurut mursyidul am PAS itu lagi, pendiriannya dari dahulu hingga sekarang tidak pernah berubah bahawa bangsa tidak mempunyai sebarang nilai di dalam Islam.

“Melayu, Cina atau India tidak pernah mempunyai sebarang nilai tambah di sisi Allah SWT melainkan dengan taqwa. Seorang yang berbangsa Cina tetapi bertaqwa kepada Allah SWT jauh lebih mulia dari seorang yang berbangsa Melayu tetapi hidup dengan rasuah, menindas, mengkhianat dan sebagainya.
Songkok tiga jengkal

“Sekalipun songkok setinggi tiga jengkal di kepala, tanpa taqwa kepada Allah SWT, ia tidak mempunyai sebarang nilai,” katanya.

Menurut Nik Aziz yang penting ialah dasar dan jika dasar Islam, sesiapapun boleh menjadi pemimpin.

“Di Kelantan saya pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan berkali-kali bahawa menteri besar Kelantan boleh terdiri daripada seorang yang berbangsa Cina dengan syarat merupakan seorang muslim yang soleh.

“YB Lim Kit Siang atau sesiapapun boleh menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri bahkan Perdana Menteri sekalipun tidak mempunyai apa-apa halangan, syaratnya merupakan seorang Muslim yang soleh. Seorang Muslim yang soleh sekalipun bukan Melayu jauh lebih bermanfaat untuk negara ini dari seorang Melayu yang korup!” katanya mengakhir kenyataan akhbar berkenaan.

Anwar: Tak perlu persoal bukan Melayu jadi TPM

Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkata pelantikan mana-mana pemimpin bukan Melayu sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri sekiranya pakatan pembangkang berjaya membentuk kerajaan dalam pilihan raya umum ke-13 tidak perlu dipersoalkan.

Beliau berkata kaum-kaum lain di Malaysia harus diberi peluang untuk memegang jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri atau Menteri, lapor Bernama

Anwar, yang juga Ketua Pembangkang, berkata demikian kepada pemberita di lobi Parlimen ketika mengulas laporan media bahawa beliau telah menawarkan jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri kepada Penasihat DAP, Lim Kit Siang.

Anwar dilaporkan dalam satu temu bual dengan harian berbahasa Cina pada 26 Nov lepas, membuat tawaran itu.
Menurut laporan agensi berita itu lagi, kenyataan Anwar nampak berbeza dengan pandangan Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yang mengatakan Pakatan tidak pernah memutuskan melantik sesiapa sebagai perdana menteri dan timbalan perdana menteri, dan kenyataan Anwar sebelum ini adalah pandangan peribadi.

Abdul Hadi ketika ditemui pemberita di Pameran Antarabangsa Pertanian, Hortikultur dan Agro Pelancongan Malaysia (MAHA) 2010 kelmarin berkata beliau tidak mengetahui langsung mengenai pelantikan Lim sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri sekiranya pakatan itu menang pilihan raya umum ke-13 nanti.

Anwar, ketika diminta pemberita mengesahkan adakah beliau akan melantik Lim berdasarkan kenyataannya dalam temu bual dengan harian berkenaan, berkata kenyataannya telah diputarbelitkan oleh media.
Bagaimanapun, beliau enggan mengulas lanjut mengenai perkara tersebut. Dalam perkembangan lain, Anwar berkata beliau sudah menjangkakan bahawa Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak akan mengadakan pilihan raya lebih awal dan keputusan Majlis Tertinggi (MT) Umno malam tadi untuk menangguhkan pemilihan parti, yang sepatutnya diadakan tahun depan, adalah bagi tujuan itu.

MT Umno menangguhkan pemilihan parti itu di peringkat cawangan, bahagian dan MT tahun depan selama 18 bulan dan Najib dilaporkan berkata keputusan itu adalah bagi memperkukuhkan parti.

Anwar mendakwa pemimpin Umno tidak berani mengadakan pemilihan parti mengikut sistem pengundian baru yang diluluskan tahun lepas, dan hanya pandai menyerang partinya.

Beliau juga meminta Najib menyatakan tarikh pilihan raya umum akan diadakan.

"Saya cabar Najib membuktikan beliau mengamalkan demokrasi dan saya mahu Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) membersihkan senarai pengundi dan biar rakyat buat keputusan," kata beliau.

- Bernama

Anwar: Ketuanan Melayu, hubungan tuan dan hamba

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang partinya, PKR menolak konsep Ketuanan Melayu berkata konsep itu hanya mencerminkan hubungan 'tuan' dan 'hamba'.

Katanya, isu itu dieksploitasi oleh Umno dan BN melalui lidah rasminya, Utusan Malaysia dengan memutarbelitkan fakta berhubung isu ketuanan rakyat yang dibangkitkan oleh Presiden PKR, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail pada persidangan kongres PKR minggu lalu.

"Dalam Agenda Ekonomi Malaysia yang kita perkenalkan, kita menolak Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB) kerana ia hanya menguntungkan segelintir walaupun permasalahannya adalah terdiri daripada majoriti masyarakat Melayu / Bumiputera dan di kalangan orang Cina dan India miskin yang menjadi teras program kita.

"Jikalau kita lihat maksud 'tuan', ia bermakna yang berkuasa atau yang memiliki, jadi bagaimana pula tentang kedudukan orang Iban, Kadazan, Cina dan India?

"Kita menolak ketuanan yang cuba diputarbelitkan Umno-BN dan Utusan sebagai cuba menolak Perlembagaan Negara,” kata anwar di lobi parlimen hari ini.

Menurut Anwar yang juga ketua umum PKR, apa yang jelas adalah setiap ucapan dan pendirian PKR dan Pakatan Rakyat mengenai isu bahasa Melayu, Islam sebagai agama persekutuan, hak keistimewaan orang Melayu dan Bumiputera serta kedudukan Raja-raja Melayu tidak pernah dipertikaikan. Malah, katanya, ia dipertahankan.

"Yang tuan itu adalah kedudukan Raja dan sebab itu disebut Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Yam Tuan Negeri Sembilan. Kedudukan itu kita tidak dipertikaikan.

Justeru, beliau berharap agar isu tersebut tidak dipolitikkan.

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Arman dayus panggil ibu pelacur politik

Arman dayus panggil ibu pelacur politik

Zuraida: Perkasa dangkal dan cetek

PKR Wanita Chief Zuraida Kamaruddin's responds to Perkasa's accusation in this story:

Kuil Hindu di Kelantan

Kuil Hindu di Kelantan

Sep 04, 2009 08:48:57 pm

Saya dibesarkan di Tumpat, sejak dua bulan dilahirkan, sehinggalah Tingkatan Lima. Semasa zaman remaja, kami bersembahyang di Kuil Sri Maha Mariaman Hindu di Tumpat, Kelantan. Kuil tersebut dibina kelas pekerja India landasan keretapi semasa zaman penjajahan.

Kuil Hindu ini dibina di kawasan yang terdiri daripada 99.99% Melayu-Islam dan diperintah PAS. Dua tahun yang lepas, semasa saya melawat ke kuil ini, saya diberitahu bahawa hanya dua keluarga India sahaja yang tinggal di Tumpat. Namun, kuil Hindu kami tersergam sehingga hari ini di jalan utama menuju ke Tumpat.

Saya menunjuk kepada isteri dan anak-anak kuil Hindu yang menemani saya ketika membesar dengan penuh nostalgia. Kuil ini kekal sebagai warisan sejarah Kelantan sehingga hari ini. Kuil Hindu kami ini boleh dirobohkan atau dipindahkan dari Kelantan memandangkan kawasan ini terdiri daripada 99.99% Melayu-Muslim, atau kerana negeri ini digelar "Serambi Mekah".

Saya percaya bahawa idea ini tidak terlintas dalam minda Menteri Besar, Nik Aziz. Inilah amalan kepelbagaian agama di kawasan yang diperintah 99% Melayu-Muslim PAS. Patung Buddha Tidur yang terbesar bukan terletak di Thailand, Kembodia atau India, di mana Buddhism berasal, tetapi di Kg.Neting, Tumpat Kelantan.

Kepelbagaian kaum dan agama di Malaysia memerlukan kewujudan bersama (religious coexistence), daripada toleransi agama. Maka kita tidak akan berdepan dengan kes bantahan kuil Hindu di mana kawasan majoriti dan didominasi UMNO seperti Seksyen 19 dan 22 Shah Alam, dengan alasan bahawa kawasan ini didominasi Melayu Muslim.

Ektremis agama yang berarak protes dengan kepala lembu tidak akan ditangkap, dan tidak akan didakwa secara serius oleh peguam negara dalam "1Malaysia" yang disarankan PM Najib Razak. Justeru itu, extremism perkauman dan agama berterusan di Malaysia. Pada hakikatnya, mereka memperoleh sokongan Menteri Dalam Negeri Hishammuddin Hussein yang menghalalkan tindakan mereka. Kerajaan Persekutuan yang dikawal UMNO, dan kerajaan negeri Selangor yang dikawal PKR, dan kerajaan negeri yang perintah PR di Barat Malaysia, perlu belajar dari Kelantan yang diperintah PAS.

PM Najib Razak berkuasa untuk mengeluarkan surat pekeliling yang memperuntukkan kuasa kepada Menteri Besar Selangor PKR dan Menteri Besar atau Ketua Menteri di negeri pemerintahan Pakatan Rakyat, untuk memberi hak milik tanah kepada semua kuil Hindu yang sedia ada dan digazetkan sebagai kuil Hindu, seperti yang berlaku di kawasan 99% tanah rizab Melayu di negeri Kelantan. Maka, ia akan menoktahkan pemecahan dan ketegangan kaum dan agama di Malaysia yang baru, tidak pernah berlaku malah tidak perlu berlaku ini.

Begitu juga ia perlu dilakukan terhadap semua Hindu crematorium, sekolah Tamil dan tempat duduk India seperti Kg.Buah Pala. Ini sebenarnya akan menyelesaikan setengah masalah yang dihadapi kelas pekerja India untuk selama-lamanya.

Namun, kedua-dua UMNO, PKR di Selangor dan negeri pantai Barat lain yang diperintah PR hanya bermain politik wayang kulit, dengan "mandores" India mereka melalui media cetak dan elektronik, dengan pengumuman kosong tentang tanah sementara untuk kuil Hindu, sekolah Tamil dan crematorium. Kemudian, dihebohkan bak pepatah "ayam telur sebiji riuh sekampung."

Kerajaan negeri yang mempunyai kuasa mutlak dalam isu tanah negerinya, tidak mengeluarkan surat bertulis untuk tanah sementara tersebut yang diumumkan oleh mereka, memberi hak milik tanah atau gazet kepada kuil Hindu, sekolah Tamil dan crematorium Hindu. Maka, keadaan kelas pekerja India baru-baru ini, di Kampung Buah Pala dan Seksyen 19 dan 22, Shah Alam, hanyalah sebahagian kecil masalah kritikal yang dihadapi kelas pekerja India di Malaysia.

Hanya di Malaysia, dan terutamanya atas nama pembangunan, kuil Hindu, crematorium Hindu, sekolah Tamil dan tempat duduk orang India yang miskin dijadikan sasaran utama. Kami menyimpan rekod ribuan kes sedemikian. Masalah ini jarang berlaku di komuniti Melayu, Cina, orang asli, Iban atau Kadazan di Malaysia. Ia berlaku kepada hampir semua kelas pekerja India. Mengapa? Kerana BN, PKR, DAP, PAS, NGO dan masyarakat sivil mendakwa diri mereka "berbilang kaum" dan "berbilang agama."

Ini semua kerana kelas pekerja India tidak memiliki kuasa politik atau pengaruh ekonomi, dan seterusnya tiada dalam hampir semua UMNO, PKR, DAP, PAS (kecuali Kelantan), NGO yang sudi untuk menguruskan masalah kritikal India.

*Kenyataan ini dikeluarkan oleh P.Uthayakumar, Setiausaha Agung (pro-tem) Parti Hak Asasi Manusia (Human Rights Party, HRP). Teks asalnya bahasa Inggeris.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Growing list of tainted MBs

Growing list of tainted MBs
Friday, 10 December 2010 Combat

By Terence Fernandez, The Sun

YESTERDAY was World Anti-Corruption Day and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) observed it with the satisfaction of having nabbed the "biggest fish" this year, with the charging of former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

For many, it was a long time coming although the charge – of buying land at half the price – may not sit well with the many critics and enemies of Mohamad Khir’s who were hoping for more serious charges.

But the fact remains that the MACC had made its case and it is now up to the attorney-general and his team to present their case and for the system to decide if he is guilty.

And the former opposition leader in the state assembly should be tried on the basis of his alleged conduct. This is because the system should not be abused as a means to kill his political career in favour of other hopefuls. Because if this is the case, then it strengthens suspicions that the judicial system is being used as a political tool.

It would also underscore the perception that other politicians who are suspected of committing worse crimes are let off the hook – simply because it is politically expedient for some parties to do so. "No mandate" should never be the reason why a particular case is not pursued.

But Mohamad Khir should at least draw comfort that he is not the only ex-mentri besar who had a brush with the law. His predecessors Datuk Harun Idris spent time in Pudu for corruption, while Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib faced Australia’s legal system for currency offences. Unlike Mohamad Khir, they were convicted of these offences while in office.

Selangor also had its fair share of mentris besar with their own chequered career, which makes one think that the state seems to have a knack of making questionable leadership choices.

The verdict is still out on Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as far as his style of administration is concerned. But at least, one can safely bet that he is clean.

Hence a look at the list of those waiting in the wings to take over from him (from both sides of the political divide) does not seem to augur well for the "most developed state". It is crucial for the right decisions to be made when the time comes to choose a new leader for the state government, lest that person one day joins the growing list of Selangor leaders who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.


THE plight of the Port Klang Authority (PKA) Board of Directors which has been whittled down to only one independent director and five government representatives evoked much response following my last column seven days ago.

The expiry of Datuk M. Rajasingam’s term especially, generated support for his reinstatement – seeing that Rajasingam was the PKA general manager during the authority’s heyday, when it was a cash-rich regulatory agency.

The main response which we published on Monday was from PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng who agreed that Rajasingam’s service was badly needed in the board, especially when the PKA is embarking on cleaning itself up post PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone).

Lee went the extra mile by putting on record and making public the PKA board’s recommendation to the transport minister that Rajasingam’s term be renewed.

Of course, this is the prerogative of the transport minister. Whether Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha adopts the PKA board’s recommendation remains to be seen. I for one will not be holding my breath. After all he vetoed the board’s decision to not pay bondholders due to PKA’s suit against turnkey contractor Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB).

But in the case of the renewal of the term of the independent director, Kong will have a lot of explaining to do if he denies this other request of the PKA, which is also in the public interest. Maybe if he wants to better understand the situation, he could start by paying a visit to the PKA and speaking to its management and watchdogs – which apparently he has yet to do since he took over the transport portfolio in June.

Malaysian shares likely to trade firmer this week

Malaysian shares likely to trade firmer this week

KUALA LUMPUR: SHARES on Bursa Malaysia are likely to trade firmer this week with more inflow of funds despite the market's short-term weakness and concerns about China's monetary policy and the eurozone crisis.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI) staying above 1,500 on good volume gave credibility on its resilience, Affin Investment Bank Head of Retail Research Dr Nazri Khan said.

Last week, the key market barometer rose by 6.3 points to 1,507.28 after rising near the historic high of 1,528.01 last Thursday on strong buying interest on key heavyweights but succumbing to profit taking a day later as investors opted to sell on strength.

Despite short term weakness on Friday and concern in China/Europe, we see positive investor risk attitudes in the local equity market, possibly driven by good corporate earnings and ample talks on consolidation exercise, Nazri said.

Other factors include impending election hype, stronger commodity price, attractive local bond yield and hot-money carry trade play.

The fact that Dow Jones at a new two-year high and Nikkei at a new seven-month high is likely also influence Asian indices, including FBM KLCI higher.

We also expect reduced equity volatility for the rest of this month to support FBM KLCI higher given the downtrend of the CBOE Volatility Index which suggests declining investor anxiety, Nazri said.

The looming January effect with year-end accumulation of selected blue chips in the last few weeks of the year is also supportive for the local market.

As the property and construction indices remain very close to three-year highs, there is expectation for more strength of the sectors to push FBM KLCI higher.

Going forward, we believe the local market is likely to show more resilience with a potential upside break-out next week. Given ample liquidity now, we are not surprised to see FBM KLCI aiming for 1,530 in the near term, Nazri said.

Any close above 1,530 would lead FBM KLCI to a good bull rally towards an all-time-high of 1,550 in the early part of next year, he added.

The market's weekly volume rose to 4.968 billion shares valued at RM8.94bil from 4.89 billion shares valued at RM9bil. Bernama

Don’t refer to individuals by race in the courts

Don’t refer to individuals by race in the courts

THERE has been much said about the 1Malaysia concept. Indeed, it assures a more harmonious nation, and for this to materialise 1Malaysia has to be instilled in the “vital organs” of the country.

In my regular visits to the courts, I hear statements being made during trial in which individuals are referred to by their race. This is especially so when witnesses are called.

Be it in the Sessions court or the High Court, there are police officers, experts and prosecutors from the Attorney-General’s chambers who refer to individuals by their race.

For example, terms like “dua lelaki India (two Indian men)” or “budak Cina (Chinese child)” or “wanita Melayu(Malay lady)” are often uttered by the groups mentioned.
I am sure the racial identity of the individual can be omitted and reference can instead be through their physical description, job, etc.

The mere recognition of one’s racial identity is the initial spark to racial discrimination leading to a divided nation.

When such is the habit in court, it is difficult to expect laymen to embody the 1Malaysia concept.

Members of the executive and judiciary are highly respected people who are the heroes of many children, thus it would make a great difference if these groups can be colour-blind.

All men are to be regarded as equal in the courts of the realm and this equality can only be truly achieved if reference by race is not made.
A word to witnesses not to mention anyone by their race and a circular issued to policemen and lawyers advising against such references can go a long way towards moulding the attitudes of these respected members of society in regard to 1Malaysia.
This may seem a trivial issue but it is the small details that form the bigger picture.

Happy 52nd National Day to all Malaysians!

Top Malaysian Singer Linda Rafar - Scandal before Marriage

Top Malaysian Singer Linda Rafar - Scandal before Marriage

Malaysian singer LINDA RAFAR Por-nographic before Married. Shocking pics of the superstar doing oral on a man who is obviously not her husband. She not only use her mouth to sing great songs, but she also uses it to suck great dicks too. She is certainly a great artist on the bed, and I am sure her husband had benefitted greatly from her natural skills.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Uniform baru utk ke Opis....

Dr M says debating racial issues will cost BN votes

Dr M says debating racial issues will cost BN votes
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
December 11, 2010

Tun Dr Mahathir stresses that BN represents all races. - file picture
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed issued a warning today to Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties against bringing up racial issues, saying that such a move will cost the ruling coalition to lose votes at the ballot box.

The former prime minister gave a stern reminder to BN component parties like MCA, MIC and Gerakan, stressing that BN was a party for all races, and its coalition members needed to stop playing up to each other’s race gallery.

“The problem with some component parties of BN is that in their desire to be popular, they like to bring up racial issues. And that will be negative because you only promote your particular race and others will get annoyed.

“When this happens, they will not support you,” the 85-year old politician bluntly said.

“They (BN component parties) need to know this...BN represents all races, not just one race,” Dr Mahathir told reporters today.

Dr Mahathir’s response today comes shortly after BN concluded its annual convention last weekend, where MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had shocked his BN colleagues with calling for a ban on the term “ketuanan Melayu.”

In his speech at the BN convention, Dr Chua had made direct references to Umno as he reminded the ruling party that the MCA, and all other component parties, deserved to receive equal recognition as coalition partners.

Dr Chua had told his Umno allies that there should not be a “big brother, small brother” system in the ruling pact.

The veteran politician even took a direct swipe at Umno by pointing out that the MCA was not in agreement with how important government policy decisions were made during Umno supreme council meetings instead in the Cabinet.

The MCA president’s remarks were not well received by many Umno leaders, with Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein saying this week that Dr Chua had upset a number of leaders last weekend with his remarks.

Hishammuddin had said that many had expressed their dissatisfaction that the straight-talking MCA president had used the Barisan Nasional convention over the weekend as a platform to air his grouses against Umno.

Dr Mahathir has also attacked Dr Chua for his firebrand remarks earlier this week, calling it “illogical and baseless.”

“I don’t have to make any reference to which party I am referring to, you know it better than me,” said Dr Mahathir today when asked whether his remarks today were directed towards the MCA.

The former PM also remained unconvinced that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would call for snap elections by the first quarter of next year.

“I can’t read the PM’s mind, but in my opinion I think we should give ourselves time. We see that people are still not yet settled. I think that the PM would want to make sure that the BN will win with a good majority,” said Dr Mahathir.

Speculation is rife that Najib would call for snap polls by March next year.

He however noted that it was “good” that leaders within BN who had outlived their “usefulness” left the party, in a reference to former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

“I think that we all have our useful lives, but there comes a time where we are no longer useful.

“Like me when I am no longer useful I step down,” said Dr Mahathir.

Samy, the longest-serving MIC president, stepped down on Monday, handing over his post to Datuk G. Palanivel.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zeti named Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah

Zeti named Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah

Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz

PUTRAJAYA (Dec 7, 2010): Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz was named "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah 1432H" at the national-level Ma'al Hijrah celebration at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here today.

Zeti, 63, is the first woman ever named as the recipient of the "Tokoh Ma'al Hijrah" award in the celebration's history of 24 years.

She received a cash prize of RM100,000, a medal, plaque and a certificate.

Interestingly, Zeti's father, Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid was also named recipient of the award 11 years ago.

Speaking to reporters after receiving the award, she said she had never imagined receiving such an honour.

"I am very grateful and this will be an encouragement and inspiration for me to continue to work hard," said the holder of a doctorate degree in Finance and International Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Apart from numerous awards she received in Malaysia, Zeti had also received international recognition when she was selected as a member of the United Nations Commission of Experts to suggest the direction

Tak Nak

Tak Nak
Posted by masterwordsmith On Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today, The Star had news that people who wish to join RELA can now
register online, in only a few minutes.

Wah! RELA so modern one mah! Boleh daftar secara "online"! Cepat dan mudah!

That news is both telling and worrying.

RELA members have "Carte Blanche", they can arrest people, carry and use firearms, detain and question people and they don't have any accountability under the law.

It appears the government is trying to rapidly increase the number of RELA members.

The government could use RELA as thugs who harass, arrest, detain, question or kill anyone who the government feels is a political threat.

The government could also use RELA members to commit violence as a pretext to declare an Emergency or as thugs who disrupt polling places during elections.

It appears the government is becoming increasingly desperate and insecure in the face of public revelations about it's lies and other misdeeds.

In a civil society, in a democracy, NOBODY is above the law.

RELA has NO legitimate reason to exist in Malaysia, if Malaysia is a democracy founded on the rule of law and respect of human rights.

NO person or organisation, RELA, the Prime Minister, Home Minister, RPK, Anwar Ibrahim, Pakac Luteb, Lim Kit Siang, etc. should EVER be above the law in a democracy.

RELA should immediately be disbanded and declared illegal, not
expanded as The Star reported today.

RELA has NO relevance in the Malaysia of today and NO relevance in the Malaysia of the future.

Say "Tak Nak!" to RELA!

Thank you.

*Written by Pakac Luteb

Duyung Aridinata

Inilah yang dikatakan duyung moden yang mewarnakan rambutnya. Natasha Hudson yang kini menjinakkan diri ke arena lakonan akibat bidang nyanyiannya yang mengudang pelbagai masalah. Natasha yang berlakon dalam drama Duyung Aridinata ini memakai kostum duyung serta berambut biru yang panjang dan sungguh menarik.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Juliza Adzlizan

Screaming - Juliza -^MalayMTV! -^Watch In High Quality!^-

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Religious forums behind closed doors allow for solutions

Religious forums behind closed doors allow for solutions
Friday, 03 December 2010 09:53am
©The Sun (Used by permission)
by Tan Yi Liang

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 2, 2010): It is better for religious forums and workshops to be held behind closed door so that issues can be discussed and resolved in a rational manner, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said today.

Speaking after the start of a two-day strategic and development plan workshop organised by the Committee for the Promotion of Religious Understanding and Harmony, Jamil said closed-door meetings allowed participants to come to a consensus.

"We do this behind closed doors so we can solve the issues. If we open it, too many would come and we would not get a united view," said Khir, who described it as a "good start".

Some 50 representatives from the various faiths are attending the workshop.

Khir said that the role of religious societies was an important one in building "a Malaysia that is more united and one where the people help one another".

He added that the government would seek the advice of the committee from time to time to be evaluated and brought further.

Also present was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who said that he supported "this noble effort".

"The prime minister puts his full support and belief behind religious leaders who are keen to help the government to create understanding between worshipers of different faiths," said Koh.

Make-up artist sues over botched nose job

Make-up artist sues over botched nose job
03 Dec 2010

Title: Make-up artist sues over botched nose job
Source: Straits Times
Author: K. C. Vijayan

Legal News Archive

CELEBRITY make-up artist Yuan Sng's quest for the perfect nose led him to undergo six operations. But the seventh time he went under the knife, he ended up with a disfigured nose.

That is what he is claiming in a legal suit against plastic surgeon Amaldass N. Dass, who is contesting the case.

Mr Sng, 39, alleged that Dr Dass was negligent in performing the rhinoplasty - plastic surgery to reconstruct the nose - that was meant to raise the bridge of his nose and make it look sharper.

Instead, he claimed he ended up with a swollen right cheek and pus in his nasal cavity.

Mr Sng, whose clients have included China-born movie star Gong Li and Italian actress Isabella Rossellini, then went for at least another five operations to fix his nose, according to his legal papers.

He claims that Dr Dass, who is married to model Junita Simon, is not on the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Register of Specialists as a specialist in plastic surgery.

Dr Dass said yesterday: 'I am advised there is no merit in this claim and have instructed lawyers from Allen & Gledhill to respond robustly on my behalf.'

The doctor, who obtained his medical degree in 1996, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006. He did a year-long fellowship in cosmetic surgery at the Cambridge Private Hospital in England and also trained under a plastic surgeon from Lisbon, Portugal.

Mr Sng's suit was filed last week by lawyers from Drew & Napier, led by Mr Wendell Wong. Dr Dass's lawyers Edwin Tong and Mak Wei Munn are expected to file a statement of defence soon.

A High Court pre-trial conference is due next month.

Mr Sng consulted Dr Dass in February 2008 to improve on his previous nose jobs.

He said he was advised by Dr Dass that the nose implant from a previous plastic surgery was too large, and he was persuaded to change it.

Dr Dass assured him the surgery would make his nose sharper, slimmer and fit his face better, he claimed.

But the surgery took 61/2 hours, during which he suffered extreme pain, he alleged.

Complications later arose - his cheek swelled, his nose turned red and puffy, and there was pus in the nasal cavity.

He needed treatment over several weeks, including another operation to clear the infection in his nose.

When further complications arose in May 2008, Dr Dass told him that they were the effects of previous operations.

Mr Sng then saw another specialist to remove the infected nose implant, but was told his nose would collapse.

He then flew to Seoul to see two South Korean plastic surgeons who, in June that year, removed the infected implant.

Two months later, they attempted to rebuild his nose with a new implant. This was followed by several more operations until March this year.

Mr Sng wants damages including the $77,000 he spent in Seoul and Singapore, in addition to sums to be assessed by the court for pain, suffering and breach of contract.

High Court claims start at $250,000.

He is alleging medical negligence, claiming among other things that the clinic failed to take reasonable care to advise him on the risks and potential complications.

It is understood the allegation that Dr Dass was not properly registered was the subject of a complaint to the SMC, but it was dismissed after a probe.

Mr Sng wants redress for alleged breach of contract as the operation failed to make his nose smaller, slimmer and more suited to his face.

With his court documents were statements from two experts, including plastic surgeon Woffles Wu, suggesting the operation could have been better managed.

Dr Dass said yesterday: 'All medical procedures involve a possibility of complications, the risk of which cannot be eliminated. Patients who encounter complications are frequently and understandably upset.'

Source: Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Permission required for reproduction.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Penang Under PR

Penang Under PR

This is a must-read report.

Having read it, forward it to all your contacts and ask them to do likewise, if you want to see the kind of change for the better Penang has undergone in just 2 years for the rest of Malaysia.
Only the rakyat can bring about the change for the better come general election 13.
If you want to see the rot to continue under the present government, delete this message and don't forward this message.

The choice is yours, just like in voting.
But please remember that your vote for change does really matter.


Sadly such news is never reported in the govt-controlled media, which focuses on the in-fighting within PR parties ...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
MPSP - from deficit to surplus
Slightly more than two years ago, Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) was ailing financially. Remember MPSP having to absorb responsibility for the white elephant called the Batu Kawan stadium built by the previous administration despite protests from local civil activists? Remember the over-priced spanking new MPSP building which cost them RM80 million when the same building could have been built at under RM40 million?

The MPSP was a different creature all together then. Then it was a creation of corrupt politicians (and their appointees) who wielded the reigns of power in Penang . But thankfully not anymore since 2008.

Just to give you an idea about MPSP's finances, look at the chart below.

MPSP Surplus/(Deficit)
2000 - (RM5.1 million)
2001 - (RM31.2 million)
2002 - (RM36.7 million)
2003 - (RM39.0 million)
2004 - (RM48.9 million)
2005 - (RM57.1 million)
2006 - (RM5.4 million)
2007 - (RM5.1 million)
Red Under BN administration
2008 - RM3.0 million
2009 - RM14.6 million
2010 - RM54.39 million (as at 4 October 2010)
Blue Under PR administration

Now tell me who are the better administrators, where public money is concerned and should be used for the public, and those who regard public money as "loot" to be shared amongst themselves and their cronies?

Imperfect as Pakatan Rakyat may be at the moment, at least they don't steal from us and the public's money is being protected and enhanced by appointed professionals! To the detractors of PR, yes I agree their problems may be unpalatable to many of us who yearn for meaningful change from race politics and self-interests but surely they are the ONLY choice when we only have a rock and a hard place to choose from, given the present electorate's indifference and ignorance.

Dear readers who have been asking me why I have been so silent on this blog about the shenanigans of the ongoing PKR polls and the call for the third force by prominent civil activists; time willing I will address this issue soon, but I foresee that it will require a long posting to truly explain my stand - it is that complicated. Hopefully, I will be able to address this issue soon once I get those nitty-gritty events which sap my free time out of the way first.

Rest assured, this blog will not shy away from difficult issues that needs addressing - personal preferences notwithstanding. Thank you for your patience.

By Romerz

PENANG EXCEEDED RM1 Billion in revenue in 2009 - 1st time in 52years

Convincing proof that voting for change can only bring good to the people.

Must really rid the country of the gutter rats and leeches who have sucked the country dry to the point of being bankrupt through corruption and power abuse.

Do you still want to continue to vote these parasites into power like it has been happening over the last 50 more years?

PENANG EXCEEDED RM1 Billion in revenue in 2009 - 1st time in 52 years

Congratulations to Penang!
Congratulations to all the People of Penang for voting in a better govt.

While Pahang which Governed by Barisan Nasional for past 52 years is facing bankruptcy.
Penang is praised by Global Anti-Corruption watchdog Transparency International for its anti corruptions efforts.

What makes Malaysia all of a sudden to be ranked on 47 out 180 countries ?
Answer : The Malaysian People made the right choice by denying 2/3 majority enjoyed by Barisan Nasional all this years. It’s a well check and balance by Pakatan on Barisan that led to this 47th position.

If Malaysians wants to enjoy this, then you should know what to do in the next election !!!

Anyway congrats to Pakatan Led by DAP in Penang . In just 18 months CM Lim turned around Penang into corrupt free State . Shame on BN & ex-CM Dr Koh of Gerakan.

As ex-Gerakan President Lim KY had said: "BN/Gerakan has lost Penang forever."

"RM 10 billion in losses from corruption per year is a huge sum and there must be greater commitment from the Federal government towards fighting corruption to ensure that 27 million Malaysians can benefit from this RM 10 billion dividend from successfully combating corruption."

Global anti-corruption watchdog ranks Malaysia 47th least corrupt, praises Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 24 – Global corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), has ranked Malaysia as the 47th least corrupt nation in the world and commended the island state of Penang for its anti-corruption efforts.

Denmark, New Zealand and Sweden was listed by TI as the top three least corrupt countries as measured by the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks countries in terms of the degree to which businessmen and country analysts perceive corruption to exist among public officials and politicians.

Singapore , Finland , Switzerland , Iceland , Netherlands , Australia and Canada rounded off the top least corrupt countries.

Malaysia came in 47th out of 180 countries in the index, tied with Hungary and Jordan .

The CPI is part of TI's Global Corruption Report (GCR) 2009 released yesterday.
In its report on Malaysia, TI highlighted the Malaysian practice of the "revolving door" whereby individuals move from government to business, or business to politics, and back again, and estimated that corruption could cost Malaysia as much as RM10 billion a year.

"Significant government participation in the private sector and considerable business participation in politics means that the movement of gatekeepers to players and players to gatekeepers has a negative influence on the concept of checks and balances," said TI.

"The complexity of the relationships between politics and the public and private sectors means that corruption may take place with impunity. Until drastic action is taken to separate the cozy relationship between government, business and politics, the anti-corruption effort will remain no more than a token gesture," said TI.

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng says he is "humbled" by the recognition by TI and added that he was concerned over the fact that that corruption could cost Malaysia as much as RM10 billion a year – an amount equivalent to 1 or 2% of GDP as pointed out by the GCR when it cited the findings of the special government business facilitation task force Pemudah and the World Bank.

Additional report contents that were of concern to Lim was Malaysia's per capita spending of only RM5 on anti-corruption efforts and the fact that only about 10%, or just 7,223 potential corruption cases, of the total 71,558 reported between 2000 and 2006 were investigated by the Anti Corruption Agency, the precursor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, with a conviction rate of less than one percent.

"The GCR 2009 concluded that this illustration of the Malaysian government's inaction in the light of the serious corruption allegations, along with its seeming inability to catch the big fish instead focusing on the 'small fry', suggests that what anti-corruption efforts exist are mere tokens," said Lim.

"RM 10 billion in losses from corruption per year is a huge sum and there must be greater commitment from the Federal government towards fighting corruption to ensure that 27 million Malaysians can benefit from this RM 10 billion dividend from successfully combating corruption."

Lim also today announced that the state has managed to cut about RM36 million or 12% of in operating expenditure this year due to its efforts to curb corruption.

"Transparency International' s recognition of anti-corruption efforts by the Penang state government through CAT (Competency Accountability And Transparency) governance is backed up by savings of nearly 12 per cent of the 2008 Penang state budget of RM 36 million from operating expenditure. This RM 36 million savings has allowed the state government to carry out social programs and implement its people-oriented government," said Lim.

TI said that the Penang state is the first Malaysian state government to implement the open tender system for government procurement and contracts.

It also recognized the state government's directive barring administrators and state executive councilors from making any new land applications and efforts to attract professionals to serve on various boards, such as the Penang State Appeals Board.

"On behalf of the Penang state government, we feel humbled by the recognition given by a world renowned body such as Transparency International and would redouble efforts to ensure the anti-corruption reforms are institutionalized and ensure more professionals are appointed to key bodies. Fighting corruption generates savings for the people," said Lim.

He added that the two local authorities in Penang are expected to save another RM34 million over three years from a "transparent" negotiation over the price of solid waste disposal that reduced the rates agreed to by the previous Barisan Nasional administration by a further 42.4 per cent.

Lim said that the savings would go towards the state government's "3E" programme to "enable" the people with skills and knowledge so that they have an equal opportunity to create wealth, "empower" them with fundamental rights and basic freedoms, and "enrich" the people by sharing wealth and economic benefits.

Now it is Penang Boleh - Vote wisely for a better Malaysia.