Monday, November 01, 2010

...Time out...till we meet again...



  1. I have hold this back for quite some time... and it is time to ...
  2. If I have slighted any of you in whatever ways possible, please forgive me...
  3. If I have taken unnecessary advantage, I seek your forgiveness...
  4. By the time this posting is out, this person will be amongst the +2 million pilgrims from all over the world, ready for wukuf in Arafah...
  5. And for that reason...this site will be on TIMEOUT mode...
  6. God willing, this site will be up and running again on the first day of 2011.
  7. To all my Hindu friends, Happy Diwali...
  8. To all my Muslim friends, Selamat Eid Adha...
  9. To all my Christian friends, Merry Christmas...
  10. Diwali, Eid Adha, Christmas...we are still the same - Malaysians!
  11. Please pray for all our Malaysian Muslim brothers who will be performing their haj this year so that they are given the strength and ease for haji mabrur...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Friday, October 29, 2010

For whom Galas tolls...

Come to think about it. Now that UMNO and PAS are on gentlemen campaign period, will both candidates be present when the result is announced? It will be a first...no?

Ah...the morning after (rain). Such a glorious and wonderful feeling...

Three days on and there are those "ready-made" whispers that all is not well in BN's camp in Galas. One short sms mentioned of the typical back stabbing, an UMNO diehard culture which goes hand in hand with buy-elections. But that is not all...

Tg Razaleigh's style is not in synch with those Federalists. One reason for Tg Razaleigh's approach is his mutual respect towards Kelantan's PAS leadership! Tg Razaleigh's style of campaigning is actually sending a subtle message to UMNO's top leadership - who needs who now?

The banner of Karpal's anti-hudud law is going to fall flat on UMNO faces. KJ has openly denied that it is BN's style and say that he does not condone it. So, are we having a multi-headed UMNO campaigns in Galas?

It is quite entertaining to know that both UMNO and PAS will be sponsoring tickets and transportation to ferry those age between 21 and 40 to Bukit Jalil for the finals between Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan. Negeri Sembilan? Isn't Rembau in Negeri Sembilan? Maybe it is time for some to ask KJ whether he supports Kelantan or Negeri Sembilan for this finals...and a friendly advise to KJ, get your butts off Galas if Negeri Sembilan happens to repeat their feat in defeating Kelantan! And if Kelantan happens to come out champs, KJ better start learning to be the butt of endless jokes and banter! Whichever, KJ will be breathing hot under his collar from Sunday to Thursday. An option? KJ can "fly" to Batu Sapi...to be with Linda, if Nori don't mind...

Have you seen the video on Galas nomination day? The one with Putri UMNO dang dutting in the open? This is the one thing that PR may not be able to match UMNO head to head. And if Rosnah Abdul Rashid mobilise all her putris to the orang asli outposts for dang dut sessions, UMNO may gain some advantage to capture the orang asli male votes, if and only if they can stand up and vote...after continuous drinking sessions, as what happens in Hulu Selangor! As for the women voters, do you think they will stay true to UMNO BN after what the Putris seductive dances? You figure that out...

Say what you want but I see Tg Razaleigh as a hesistant campaign director. Telan mati mak, luah mati bapa... his heart is with Kelantan (oil royalty and all) but his body is binded by his UMNO's badge. Pity...just like, Di sangkar emas, tapi badan terkurung...

Come to think about it. Now that UMNO and PAS are on gentlemen campaign period, will both candidates be present when the result is announced? It will be a first...no?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Of Monte Carlo, montel, model and...



This posting is not about Kelantan N 45 Galas or P 185 Batu Sapi



Spoiler : This posting is not about Kelantan N 45 Galas or P 185 Batu Sapi. But rest assured that it can be related to both buy elections!

An email from a friend managed to raise my concern on what is becoming to our 1MPM6. It seems that only days prior to his 2011 budget presentation, our 1MPM6 was jet setting in Monte Carlo with his errrr first wife. But that is not a casual visit nor is it about one Jho Low. This is a "working" visit to "promote" 1MPM6's version of Islamic fashion festival. Why should 1MPM6 be there if he is not the promoter of Islam Hadhari? Well! It so happens that the patron for the festival is one Rosemah "mirror, mirror on the wall" Mansor.

Jealous? Envious? Nah, never crossed this mind. Not for this event, at least. So, what is the catch? For one, although the emails contained many pictures of the models walking down the board in glorious fashion, the picture above should be sufficient. In short, there's nothing Islamic about the festival. You want to see the pictures? Go here, as all the pictures are taken from ruangbicarapriamalaya.blogspot.com

Now tell me, which part is Islamic about the models? Didn't Islam calls for its women to cover their bodies including the hair, the arms and to avoid wearing revealing clothes? So, dear 1MPM6 who hails from Pahang, do you have a hand in this festival? Do you think that these models promote Islamic clothes? Or are you lost after feasting your eyes on the models?

During the recently concluded UMNO AGM, one UMNO young turk by the name of Fathul Bari claimed that this is baseless accusation. My oh my, how low can you go to prop up what is wrong? In his own words, he is reported to say "They (or we) must find out whether she had deliberately made the error or not, whether she knew about it, and whether she was forced to do it" Aiya! 1MPM6 has countless officers under his department and dozens more serving Rosemah. Are all these officers so incompetent to the extent that they could not sense that these are not Islamic fashions? And worse still, when Fathul indicated that Rosemah was forced to do so...is this the best our young ulama can do? And by the way, who tagged the term "ulama" to this person. Honest, if this is his stand then I do not see how one can elevate him to the status of "ulama".

Fathul further implied that Rosemah is only the patron. Hello! Shouldn't a patron know what she is patroning? Or does this young Fathul implying that Rosemah does not know what she is patroning? If that is the case, we are all doomed! Doom because our leaders do not know what they are patroning and worse still our leaders might not approve the cause of the organisations they are made patrons!

Fathul should look into the "distinguished" list of "the style council" above. How many of the women covered their hair properly? Is Fathul approving that Rosemah covered her aurat there? Or is Fathul, another one of "Bodoh tak boleh diajar, cerdik tak boleh diikut" UMNO graduates?

Another blogger defended Rosmah by claiming that she has been slandered. The poblem is - we are talking about a specific event at a specific place ie Islamic Fashion Festival in Monte Carlo held on or around 10th October 2010. Is this defender referring to the same event? If not, then obviously we talking "itik" and the fella is talking "ayam". How?

No doubt that Islamic fashion is a lucrative USD 76B business. But...it must be done properly and in compliance with the syariah. Rosemah just could not go on being a patron to an "un-islamic" fashion even if it is held in Monte Carlo! Unless, Rosemah's aim is to "rub shoulders" with Prince Albert and be "seen" in Monte Carlo crowd! Ah, by the way, isn't Monte Carlo famous for it's ...?

So where does 1MPM6 Najib stand on this issue? Has he reprimanded Rosemah for being an ignoramus and forced to patron Islamic Fashion Festival in Mote Carlo? Did 1MPM6 Najib dare to reprimand her (in the first place)? Or has his Ketua Biro Agama (Jamil Khir Baharom) advise him on the matter, specifically on Islamic dressing? Or is Jamil's advise falling on deaf ears of 1MPM6 Najib and Rosemah?

That said, will Galas listen to 1MPM6 who can't even control his wife? And if he cannot control his wife's actions, then how do we expect him to run Malaysia?

Can Batu Sapi forgive 1MPM6 for naming Linda Tsen, Edmund Chong's widow, who is still grieving as BN candidate? Can't 1MPM6 Najib wait? Even if 1MPM6 Najib wanted to honour Edmund Chong, he can always wait until GE 13 and named Linda as P 185 candidate. Why the hurry? Or is the scarcity of potential leaders in BN so telling?

There is nothing wrong for being a patron but as a responsible person, Rosemah (and to a certain extent 1MPM6 Najib) should check the background and the fashion first before giving their nod. Unless, Rosemah was overly eager to put her name as the patron and get the attention she craved for in Monte Carlo. Is she that vain? I wonder...

Done reading? OK, let's spread out and start the groundwork in Batu Sapi and Galas...and comes Friday, let's make a short trip to Galas. Is the montel part covered? If not, it is intended to be so because a man's meat is another man's poison and so far 1MPM6 Najib taste is absolutely montel...

And...welcome back to KL, guys and gals who were in Galas today! Is that you at your normal watering hole?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, October 25, 2010

P 185 Batu Sapi : A Buy-election no-one interested to win?

What else can you say when you see (or read) the candidate-elect of the various parties who will be fielding their candidates for P 185 Batu Sapi by-election. Is this a Buy election that no one is interested in winning?

For a start, let's go with SAPP first. Honestly, there is no solid reason for SAPP to field their candidate in Batu Sapi. Worse still, SAPP choose to nominate their President Yong Teck Lee. Is this the best SAPP can offer? Is SAPP using P185 by election as a barometer to gauge their support? Is SAPP using P 185 as a basis for negotiation with PR on future co-operation? Maybe SAPP need to prove their worth and thus decides to gamble in P 185 Bukit Sapi.

Even in PKR, it is evidently clear that the grassroots are not happy with the choice of Ansari as the candidate-elect. Anwar loves to bulldoze and use his charm by backing Ansari. Well, maybe it is not totally Anwar's fault but can PKR learn to listen the voice of the grassroots? Or are they feeling high and mighty and feels that they know best? Even if they win P 185, it is not because the people loves PKR's candidate but because they hate BN more...

BN? Their choice of candidate is not right. The timing is just not right! BN shows that they are an insensitive lot. BN only cares of winning P 185, the rest does not matter!

Reports indicated that all is not well in P 185. P 185 is fast becoming a buy election that no one seems interested in winning or at least show that the people's welfare takes the centre stage. SAPP goes in and will most probably use it as a leverage, PKR discards the rakyats' needs by opting to pacify their own leaders, BN has to scrap the bottom of the barrel for a candidate. So far, all parties have successfully ignore the rakyats' needs and inspiration.

For the time being, let's take a back seat and see how P 185 will turn out after nomination day. Will PBS members work for PKR whilst PKR members work for BN candidate? SAPP? They can do no worst since they have decided to offer their President for political crucifation...


Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Of Man U's Rooney, KNerang's Sobri and ...

Syed Sobri is only valuable if he is still UMNO elected state rep. However, his value diminishes gradually as time goes by and his value may depreciate to zero by March 2011. Why March 2011?

Man U fans is not going to like it but I am not an MU fan so this is good news for me! Yes, Wayne Rooney is ready and set to leave old Trafford. Since Khairy has declared his undying support for MU, does Rooney's moves indicates Khairy's intention to leave UMno?

Seriously, Webster's ruling may see Rooney leaving Manchester with 5M pounds whilst Rooney is valued at at least 50M pound. It sounds like "Lelong" sale to me, if MU does not treat this issue properly.

That's soccer and since Rooney's departure does not affect my Arsenal, I really don't care...

Talking of "lelong", there is another one in the air now and it happens right under our noses. Yup, it's Kedah's Kuala Nerang state seat. It seems that BN state assemblyman, Syed Sobri Syed Hashim was declared a bankrupt for failing to pay contributions to EPF. The amount? A whooping RM 700,000 when the case began in 2003!

It seems that in 2009, BN party leaders managed to talk Syed Sobri off relinquishing his state seat due to some financial matters. involving RM 150,000. Then somewhere in May 2010, Syed Sobri squashed off rumours about him joining PAS. Here's where the fun begins....

It is now confirmed that Syed Sobri is in financial doldrums. He needs money to resolve the issue. So, where did he run to? Yes, he runs to Shafie Afdal and Muhyidein Yassin for help and "comfort". Syed Sobri could ill-afford to join PAS as his financial burden may forced him to vacate his state seat. With limited moves, Syed Sobri makes the decision to stick to UMNO and make hay while the sun shines! Malaysian Insiders news of "By election looms as Kedah...). I see this as mirroring Rooney's Webster ruling!

Syed Sobri is only valuable if he is still UMNO elected state rep. However, his value diminishes gradually as time goes by and his value may depreciate to zero by March 2011. Why March 2011? Well, remember that the elected state government may declare that an election is unnecessary if the remaining time until the next scheduled election is less than 2 years. GE 12 was held on that historic March 8, 2008. And going by convention, the next Kedah state elction should be held by March 8, 2013. So, by this reasoning, the last day for the state to opt for any by-election should be March 8, 2011. After that, the state can choose to advise EC that they do not need any by-election.

That means Syed Sobri nett worth will depreciate to zero after March 8, 2011. That also means that if BN is desperately trying to avoid Kuala Nerang by-election, BN needs to use all its legal skills and resources to avoid Kedah government to declare Kuala Nerang seat vacant before Marh 8, 2011. What happens after March 8, 2011 is insignificant and will only serve as ego booster for whichever party who wins the state seat. After March 8, 2011, Syed Sobri can be considered as "lelong" material - no book value!

Can you see the similarity between MU's Rooney and KNerang's Sobri now? Both will be dirt cheap after March 2011! Rooney wants out of MU. Syed Sobri wants out of his financial complications. If Syed Sobri choose to vacate his seat, will BN provide "walk over" to PR? Afterall, Najib has declared that UMNO (and BN) will only field winnable candidates in future elections and since BN has only 16 reps, why bother to contest in Kuala Nerang (if Syed Sobri indeed needs to vacate his seat)?

May I offer another face-saving solution for Syed Sobri. Why not pass the hat around in the ongoing UMNO AGM? Who knows, maybe the delegates will chip in enough money for Syed Sobri to pay off his outstanding RM 700,000 EPF contribution. Or better still, why not get Najib to sweetalk Rosemah in investing RM 1M PERMATA project in Kuala Nerang? Get RM 300K building for a price of RM 1M. Then, and only maybe then, Najib will truly stands by his "Syed Sobri didahulukan, BN diutamakan" in rhyme with his "Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan"...

Whatever, I am truly looking forward to see Rooney leaving Man U and for Arsenal to "school" Man U in the coming matches. Although it is remotely probable for KJ to depart from UMno, I sincerely hope that Syed Sobri can works his magic and avoid by election in Kuala Nerang! Not that it is not welcome, but it's tiring ... and age is catching up on me...:)

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

P 185 Batu Sapi : PKR or SAPP...why not DAP?

Hajat dihati nak peluk gunung, apakan daya tangan tak sampai...That, in a nutshell is my general impression of PKR's ambitious plan to contest in P 185 Batu Sapi by-election.

When Fuziah Salleh first mentioned of PKR's intention to field their candidate for P 185 Batu Sapi, her reasoning is because PKR was allocated the P185 during GE 12. In the same breath, she admitted that PKR did not field any candidate for unspecified reasons. That said, PR should reach a mutual consensus on the best candidate PR can offer to stand in P 185 Batu Sapi by election.

Yong Teck Lee and SAPP is also interested in getting into the fray. Is Yong Teck Lee using P 185 as a leverage when discussing with PR leaders? The problem is Yong Teck Lee has some skeletions in his closet. Blogger Selvarajah simply penned it as "Yong Teck Lee sinking in his own spin..." and the ghost that haunts Yong is one Ambrose Lee. Thus if SAPP decides to field their President to contest Batu Sapi, Musa Aman may be more than willing to "slaughter" Yong Teck Lee to his barebones!

Even with SAPP out of the picture, for the time being PKR is not a good choice either. PKR's house is currently in serious disorder with their members busy choosing PKR's national leadership. To top it up, Azmin Ali is not that welcome within PKR's Sabah's leaders. So, if Anwar's blue-eyed boy gets PKR's number 2 spot, there will be serious backlash within PKR Sabah which may see their Batu Sapi candidate humiliated!

Right now, PKR's feet is too small and yet they demanded much bigger shoes. PKR may end up being clowns whose oversized shoes mismatch their feet! Yes, PKR managed to convince its coalition partners to allow PKR to field their candidate but it is also reported that the decision was reached in a tense 4 hour meeting. Tian Chua should also read between the lines when PKR's Batu Sapi former chief Nahalan Damsal throw his hat in supporting SAPP to field their candidate in Batu Sapi. Has Tian Chua and Fuziah Salleh forgotten what hit PKR in Hulu Selangor, the time when Halili Rahmat left the party? All the de facto's chief's men could not mend the damage left by Halili. Is Tian Chua waiting for this to recur in Batu Sapi? Anwar may be "the man" in Peninsular Malaysia but does his charms works in Batu Sapi? Remember that his own kind is now openly questioning his wisdom as de factor leader.

If SAPP and PKR heeds these early warning signs, then who's left to go uno to uno with BN? It all points to either PAS or DAP. Although the voters composition clearly indicates that Muslim bumis makes up 60 % of the eligible voters, it does not mean PAS will have an easy ride in Batu Sapi. If PAS and PKR fails to win a parliamentary seat during GE 12, then there is very little chance PAS can win Batu Sapi in by-election. Yes, Muslim bumis make up 60 % of eligible voters but out of this 60 %, 32% comes from Malays whilst the balance 28 % is a mix from Bumi Sabah (26 %) and Bumi Sarawak. This statistics is not that encouraging for PAS to take up Batu Sapi. Let PAS concentrate in defending Galas, Kelantan.

As for DAP, they are still riding high from their recent Sibu win and this should propel them to work harder in Batu Sapi. Not only that, DAP has Shanty Chong as their possible candidate and this Shanty is no ordinary woman. Her experience in her days as a court official will give her the additional ooomph in parliament, something that will send shivers to BN. And to win, DAP need all the asisstance from PKR and PAS.

Instead of biting more that it can chew, PKR should concentrate on putting its house in order! Let DAP do it's best in Batu Sapi whilst PAS defends Galas. PKR can always fill the gaps to ensure PR wins in both Batu Sapi and Galas. Is that too much to ask?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Of first lady summit...and Rosemah

Poor Rosemah...in all her efforts to gain recognition, she goes all out even to the extent of "self promoting" herself as Malaysia's first lady. The more she tries, the more she fails....and the more she gets the exposure, the more she drags 1MPM6 Najib down...or is Rosemah's hellbend to send Najib to an early political retirement? If Abdullah choose to tend mangoes in Sg Pencala, where will Najib tends his water melons ?

  1. Remember the posting "Of Malaysia's first lady position and NYT's flip flop explaination..."?Or how 1MPM6 Najib "creatively" debunked first lady term when he explained in the parliament that the term "first lady" is not used in Malaysia?
  2. Reading the two, I read it that Najib has officially announced the term "first lady" is not practised in Malaysia. Pure and simple! But not to Rosemah...not when she hosted "first ladies summit" in Kuala Lumpur, right under 1MPM6 Najib's nose and Najib did nothing about that. Does that means Najib condones Rosemah's actions? Does the protocol division in the PM's department agree? And Rosemah's up the ante when she openly declared that Malaysia will again host the first ladies summit in 2012!
  3. Looking down the list of first ladies attending the summit, it is interesting to note that the only Asean first lady who choose to attend is from Laos and she is Laos' President's wife! Even our neighbours Thailand and Singapore did not attend the summit!
  4. Out of the sixteen first ladies, the only notable is Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's President's wife.
  5. My point is simple. Rosemah's attempt for "self-promotion" has backfired. She is not the legally and constitutionally "first lady" of Malaysia. Even 1MPM6 Najib has indirectly indicated so!
  6. Her first ladies summit is only attended by sixteen first ladies! Who bear the cost? Did Rosemah bear the cost from her own pocket? Or is it from Najib's budget? Or is this another of Najib's ETP project?
  7. Abdul Aziz Bari, a constitutional expert, has make it clear that it might be constitutionally wrong for Rosemah to use the "first lady" title and in his expert opinion, the "first lady" title is most appropriate for Raja Permaisuri Agung. Full stop.
  8. Some may say that this is a small matter but not to me. Claiming to be "first lady" is one thing but to spend the taxpayers' money for the "constitutionally not recognised" first lady is another clear abuse of power. Najib should stop it and I expect the parliamentarians to raise this issue in the ongoing parliament sitting.
  9. 1MPM6 should stop beating around the bush and call a spade, a spade. If the constitution says that PM's wife is first lady, then point out where it says so! If not, 1MPM6 better reprimand his wife who is getting more and more overboard by the day!

    If 1MPM6 Najib is not certain of the constitution, then he can always calls on Rais"I shot the bloggers" Yatim to make the clarification as the later loves to interpret the law. It should be better than Eric Clapton's "I shot the Sheriff"...
  10. That's not all. I see TV3 as one of the summit's sponsors. So is TV3 endorsing Rosemah as Malaysia's first lady?
  11. Poor Rosemah...in all her efforts to gain recognition, she goes all out even to the extent of "self promoting" herself as Malaysia's first lady. The more she tries, the more she fails....and the more she gets the exposure, the more she drags 1MPM6 Najib down...or is Rosemah's hellbend to send Najib to an early political retirement? If Abdullah choose to tend mangoes in Sg Pencala, where will Najib tends his water melons ? (I heard Najib loves water melons). There are also whispers that Najib's favourite water melons are not from Negeri Sembilan...

    Don't ask me whether that statement is true or not. Maybe 1MPM6's good friend JJ can provide the answers...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Of sacrifice, sacrificial, "sack-if-rise" and ...

This will also be the best time to put Anwar Ibrahim to a test. Will he still opts for his longtime mentee and favourite candidate Azmin Ali or will he stand by his daughter? Or better still, will he take the middle road and let PKR members make their choice, freely on their own will without that little nudge from "Ketua umum PKR".

Time flies. It seems only yesterday we observed Ramadan and rejoice Syawal and now we are already in the month of Zulkaedah. Soon, it will be Zulhijjah and Muslims all over the world wukuf at Arafah where there is no difference between the rich and the poor, whites from black where Ibrahim was ordered by the One God to sacrifice his own son, Ismail. This is Qurban!

Learn how Ismail soothed his father, prophet Ibrahim AS, by comforting him to carry out his duties as servant of the One God. Ismail who was still a teenager was willing to sacrifice his life and Ibrahim is willing to carry out God's order although he has not met his son for years. But we are not talking about that, here. In this posting, let's stick to PKR...

Sacrifice. What more do PKR members need from Wan Azizah? Her sacrifice is beyond measurement when she almost single-handedly raise her children in Anwar's absence and at the same time helmed PKN when Anwar was jailed, when Chandra Muzaffar, Marina Chin and other party founder members abandoned the party.

Ever standing by Anwar's side, Wan Azizah was willing to release her parliamentary seat to enable Anwar to sit in Dewan Rakyat as opposition leader. But that is not all, Wan Azizah is even willing to let go of PKR's presidency if Anwar calls for it...

Sacrificial. Remember the time when Zaid Ibrahim was put high up on the pedestal when he joined PKR? Remember how he was named as PKR's candidate in Hulu Selangor and how his "past" haunted him and may well caused his (and PKR's) loss in Hulu Selangor.

His popularity turns Zaid into a living target and change the whole scene. When he was once garlanded with praises, now there are voices that put him to the pits. In short, someone out there is determined to turn Zaid into another "sacrificial" lamb. Many will gingerly pointed Azmin as the source. I will put the honour to Anwar Ibrahim. He convinced Zaid to cross over and now that Zaid has, Anwar is setting him up as sacrificial lamb. Anwar may disagree with it but evidences suggested that.

"Sack-if-rise". That's the way it is now in PKR. Post 308 sees aspiring leaders joining the fray to be PKR leaders. And if there is any inkling that certain persons may be winning converted party posts, there is already murmurs that these "would-be" leaders will face the sack through disciplinary actions.

I have said it before and I will repeat it here. PKR is going to the dogs. There are too many man-made roadblocks to be PKR leaders. Thanks to 308, PKR members (and leaders) are openly drooling for the bounty if and when PKR take over Putrajaya in GE 13.

What is the main cause of these mayhems in PKR? Whilst the party leaders shift the blame to UMNO, the real cause is ANWAR. Hiding behind the generic "Ketua Umum" title, Anwar is playing his cards close his chest. He can openly deny his plans but there is no doubt that he is making his moves to place Azmin Ali as PKR's deputy President. In doing so, Anwar is willing to sacrifice Zaid Ibrahim, Jeffrey Kitingan and the rest of Sabah PKR leaders. Why? The reason is actully simple. It all boils down to Anwar's personal attitude. He thinks too highly of himself and thinks that he can do no wrong! Whatever setbacks he face is blamed on UMNO, Tun Mahathir and political conspiracies to stop his route to Putrajaya. In short, Anwar is "over-valued"! He places his price more than his worth and PKR members are blindly following the tune of Anwar, the pied piper!

Then, is PKR set to be doomed? No...not yet. If and only if PKR members make the right choice in choosing the right candidate for the deputy President post. Let's face it! Azmin has not shaken off his UMNO mentality. To him, everyone below should follow blindly to the leader and that is how he treats Sabah's PKR when he was put in charge there and he failed miserably. Remember the times when he openly criticised his own Selangor MB when he is also one of the EXCOs? I define it as back-stabbing. Is this person qualified to be PKR's deputy President? No, not in 2010!

Khalid Ibrahim? Selangor may hero-worshipped him but he is not "federal" material. His lack of oratory skills place him in an awkward position. He just do not have that special "oomph" to be the deputy President! Performance? He may be performing but his known goofers may put PKR on the defensive. Remember the time when he was PKR's candidate during the Ijok's by-election? Remember how he accidentally ask the voters to vote BN instead of PKR? If that can happens to this corporate genius then, what can stop him from repeating the slip in the future? You just can't blame the media for misquoting when he is the one who slips, can we?

Zaid Ibrahim? His anti-establishment stand in BN wins him supporters. He dares to stand up against Mahathir and he chose to walk away from his ministerial post because of his principles. In that sense, Zaid Ibrahim deserved to be considered as a legitimate candidate for deputy President. BUT...his checquered past returns to haunt him, courtesy of UMNO and enemies within PKR. Zaid may be a favourite in urban areas but his support within the rural community is highly suspected. He needs more time to prove that he has "change over" into a new leaf and his past is history. On that ground, Zaid should stand down in 2010 and bide his time...the time will come when Zaid is PKR's president material...say in 3 to 6 years time...

So who else is there? Someone who is nationally known and someone that PKR can turn to? Why not Putri Reformasi? Yes! Nurul Izzah.

Remember the time when Anwar is facing his first sodomy charge? Who is the person who PKR turns to for their battle cry? Who is the one who stands by Wan Azizah to lend the much needed moral support? Who is the one who sacrifice part of her youth to stand for justice? Yes...it is that familiar word, the word that binds reformists together. Putri Reformasi Nurul Izzah.

Why Nurul Izzah? Why not? If she can generate support to PKR in the early days then why not now? Her soft-spoken style will be respected by all, friends and foes alike. She is already in the parliament and her youth is an added advantage over the stale UMNO. As she is young, her poltical enemies are not many and her nomination as PKR's deputy President will put UMNO and its BN counterpart to shame! Here, PKR can demonstrate to UMNO and BN that her youthis acceptable as long as there is talent and dedication, unlike UMNO who still sticks to the old formula of little emperors!

This will also be the best time to put Anwar Ibrahim to a test. Will he still opts for his longtime mentee and favourite candidate Azmin Ali or will he stand by his daughter? Or better still, will he take the middle road and let PKR members make their choice, freely on their own will without that little nudge from "Ketua umum PKR".

If Nurul Izzah plays her cards right, maybe Anwar has no choice but to either offer himself as candidate for PKR's President or show his hands and push Azmin Ali to challenge Wan Azizah. This is politics and Nurul Izzah is ready for the main stage. The question is - is her advisers ready to plan the strategy to ensure her win or will they fallback on Nurul Izzah' popularity to pull her through?

The days are still long but Nurul Izzah should be willing to come out from her father's shadows and stand on her own! The members are waiting, her supporters are lining up, the young are hoping...so Nurul Izzah, take a deep breath and saviour this moment. After that, declare your acceptance to be a candidate for PKR's deputy President's post. And if papa is angry, just gently whisper to his ears that you are already over 21, married and a mother and thus papa should respect you for your decision...Can you do that Nurul Izzah? Or do you need more convincing?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

D N45 Galas : Pre-nomination day build up...

Galas is currently synonym with Gua Musang. Gua Musang is synonym with Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. That's my first impression of Galas six months ago and the impression still stands now. And Galas is heading for by-election when Allahyarham Chek Hashim succumbed to cancer on 27th September 2010.

My pre-nomination day feeling? Galas is BN's to lose! And with good reasons too...

  1. UMNO factor

    Galas has been proven to be one of UMNO's last foothold in Kelantan. 2008 is one of only two occasion when Galas goes to non-UMNO party.The other was when Tg Razaleigh helmed Semangat 46 in the 90's.

    With that said, UMNO has the upper hand in the coming by-elecion to wrest Gallas back from PAS.


  2. Tg Razaleigh factor

    Some may call him an old horse but Tg Razaleigh still commands respect from both sides of the political divide in Kelantan especially in Gua Musang. For Galas state seat, the orang asli may actually be the deciding factor and if that is so, their long admiration towards "raja kita" may be a blessing to BN.


  3. Pool of BN potential candidates

    Saufi Deraman,Syed Azidi (KickdeFella) and even Tg Razaleigh's name has been freely floated as possible BN candidate. BN really has plenty of choice this time and all of them has their own strength to wrest alas from PAS.


  4. PKR's infighting

    PKR's dream of direct election is in tatters as more and more members are critical of the "new" system. Anwar's "blue-eyed boy" is leading Zaid Ibrahim for the deputy president post and Zaid Ibrahim is from Kelantan. Like it or not, it will give some negative impact to PKR and will give adverse effect to PR, notably PAS.

  5. DAP's Penang's (mis)fortunes

    Lim GE's misfiring in Penang, especially on issues related to gambling money will pull PR down. UMNO will definitely use this issue to the fullest to their own advantage.


  6. PERKASA

    UMNO and PERKASA will exploit the bumiputra issue in Galas. For UMNO, Najib's 1Malaysia concept is cosmetics for the urbanites and Galas is not urbaned enough for Najib's 1Malaysia. For that reason, UMNO will hop on PERKASA's stand and will use it as a magnetic pull towards UMNO.

Looks rosy for UMNO and BN, right? Not necessarily so! Gua Musang maybe Tg Razaleigh's fort but Kelantan is PAS's stronghold. What is seen as advantages to UMNO's favour may well turn out to be it's own worst enemies. Consider these :-

  1. UMNO factor

    If UMNO is so confident of Galas, why is Muhyiddin (and for that matter UMNO) named Tg Razaleigh Hamzah as their elections director? Is it not UMNO's SOP to have their deputy President to head by-election machineries? Is Muhyiddin getting cold feet to face PAS in Galas? Is Muhyiddin hiding behind Tg Razaleigh because he failed to deliver his UMNO KPIs'?

    Not only that, this is the first time an UMNO division head (who is not it's deputy President) leads the party's election machinery. If it is for training purposes, why choose Tg Razaleigh who is already past his prime? Why not choose Mustafa Mohamad who is Kelantan's UMNO liason chief to head the battle for Galas? Why not Awang Adek who inspires to be Kelantan's MB?

    The answer is simple - UMNO is more than willing to retract whatever they say of Tg Razaleigh as long as they have the chance to win Galas. That's hypocricy of the highest level and UMNO can do an about face in whatever situation necessary.


  2. Tg Razaleigh factor

    This Kelantan prince is tested yet again. On one part Tg Razaleigh has previously agreed and supported the call that Kelantan deserve to be paid oil royalty and that stand is clearly against with UMNO's stand regarding the issue. In fact, Tg Razaleigh headed the Kelantan state effort to get the oil royalty.

    PAS will use the oil royalty issue to the hilt and Tg Razaleigh will be trap between his love for the state and his compassion for UMNO. It is a situation that will end up in a loss-loss situation for UMNO.

    Tg Razaleigh is also caught between his relationship with Tg Anis and his royalty to the palace. Before, he chose to be neutral but Galas may force him o show hands and this will further jeorpadise UMNO's chance to regain Galas.


  3. Pool of potential candidates

    Yes, UMNO may have lots of possible candidates but that wealth and depth of candidates will also be their downfall.To choose Saufi Deraman may picture UMNO as a party who relies on losers and UMNO will be gambling their chances if they opted for Syed Azidi, the blogger as their Galas candidate. How many of the voters in Galas knows Syed Azidi?

    As for Tg Razaleigh as candidate, that's the final humiliation for the prince who once lead Bank Bumiputra, Finance Ministry, Semangat 46 and the one who almost become Malaysia's PM. That said, the other person who is dreaming of being named as UMNO's candidate is Awang Adek. Since he wants to be Kelantan's MB, why not start as Kelantan's opposition leader, if Md Alwi Che Ahmad is willing to give way.


  4. PKR's infighting

    Face it. PKR is not an issue in Galas.Although PKR's top brass may like to be treated with golden spoons, Galas will not care about PKR. So the much-hyped PKR's infighting will have little bearing in Galas.

  5. DAP (mis)fortune

    UMNO may thinks that they are on the right offensive mode when they managed to convince some elderly folks in Penang to return the so-called RM 100 compassionate fund. What Azhar failed to see is the same applies to UMNO and the federal government. Asri, the former Perlis mufti, did not deemed the money as haram as these elderly folks are not the ones involved in gambling. It might likely ends up as UMNO being the "cerdik tak boleh di ikut, bodoh tak boleh di ajar" group.

UMNO seems to be having all the right recipe to win comfortably in Galas. Yet, with all the right mix, Muhyiddein is still hesistant to take up the election director's post and instead passed the baton to Tg Razaleigh before the latter could even reply of his readiness to accept the responsibility.

UMNO needs to re-establish it's strength and they have to return to their last bastion which is the rural folks. Galas has been UMNO's oberdient supporters and it is PAS who has the uphill task to convince Galas why they should vote PAS.

If Galas is retained by PAS by even a 1-vote majority, all will be lost for UMNO and Najib can start packing Putrajaya and prepare to live as the "last UMNO PM". But, if UMNO wwwrest Galas by a majority of less that 400 votes, then GE 13 will be an interesting turning point to either coalition party...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When the preacher is "over"...



Others can wait but not this!

It started with this which comes after Mahaguru 58 lodged a police report. Now, why the deafening silence on PKR, DAP? If these "champions" came out with their guns blazing when it suits their political idealogies, why so quiet now? Or is this a reflection of their true feelings?

I know that some of you may argue that this is old recording. Maybe three years old. So what? If this person can create discord, then I wholeheartedly believe that he deserved to be ISA-ed! No buts, no ifs...

If it is true that this recording is three years old, then why does it takes three years for the government to act? No report, no action? Or is it like what they say "sekali pahat, sekali bekerja?"

What are the actions taken by the church? Do they condone what this Benjamin Stephen said? Or are they in cahoot with this preacher?

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When dress code is made an issue...

  1. We can't get our way all the time, do we? And the SUN reporter should accept that in her stride that it is part and parcel of her job. No need to blow it out of proportion or over dramatise the incident.
  2. It all started when a reporter wrote "dress code knee invite" detailing her experience of being prevented from entering the Ministry of Defense to carry out her assignment. It is then later pick up by her colleague in one of the column "skirting the issue".
  3. Both the reporter and the columnist may feel that the reporter should be allowed to cover the event but let's straighten out one thing first, we are talking about Mindef here and teh keyword for Ministry of Defense is discipline.
  4. The reporter admitted that there is a large signboard which explains the "can" and "cannot" wear before entering the premises and mini skirts is one of them. So why need to blow out the issue? If the guards did not allow the reporter to enter, then by all means respect their decision.

    What the reporter failed to comprehend is the "what if" situation. What if teh guards allow her to enter and what if this act offended the top brass? What if the guards were then hauled up and taken disciplinary actions for their decision? Will the reporter be there to defend them? Please understand that the guards are just carrying out their duties so please respect their decision.

  5. There is no necessity for the columnist to enter the fray and highlighted it further. Granted it is his right to write but it is also his duty to see through the issue. Don't just look at the micro picture and that particular incident. Look at it from a bigger picture, one that is known as discipline.

    Looking around us, it seems that military is the last of our institution that still breeds discipline.
  6. Without going further, let's look around us. Our office dress codes may differ but basically it should be trousers and shirts for men. Lately, i have come across many men who wear 3/4 , cargo pants to work matched with round neck t-shirts. Is this acceptable? Are we moving on to a "carefree" society where you can wear whatever you like to go to office? as long as the employees are comfortable?
  7. Look at our girls. Sometimes you barely can differentiate whether they are coming to work or returning from a late-night out. Somehow, office attire has lost its importance. Is that it?
  8. Returning to the female reprter, it is not entirely her fault that she is caught in that situation. She did not pre-planned it. The assignment comes and she is at Mindef within half an hour. She is decently dressed as an office worker but her attire does not conform to Mindef's.

    So, who is at fault? I will say that her editor is at fault. The editor should has his/her senses to send a male reporter to cover the event. In that way, the attire issue will be a non-issue.
  9. Alternative solution? The female reporter should has a "spare" pair of pants which she could wear to get her out of her predicament. That is actually not hard to do - all she needs is resource and quick thinking. And they say that reporters are quick thinkers, if we were to see how some of them manage to get snoops and breaking news.
  10. Moral of the story? There is no necessity for the reporter to write her gripes in the paper. And the columnist can do better by not mentioning the incident. Simply put, "masuk kandang harimau mengaum, masuk kandang kambing mengembek"...is it that hard to understand?
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Of PKR's silent musical chairs...


Is Anwar getting paranoid that he might not get 100 percent nomination as PKR's president? If that is the case, how will Anwar acts if and when he is elected as PM? For sure he will not get 100 percent support. So what will he do? Force all Malaysians to support him? If that will be the case, what is the difference between Anwar and Mahathir

  1. PKR wants to be different from the rest. In fact, PKR's message is that they are more transparent than UMNO, DAP, PAS, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, SUPP, PBB and the rest of minor political parties. Thus, PKR introduces direct election system to select their leaders.
  2. Then comes the party election process. PKR's election process is shambolic. And it happens in Selangor, PKR's stronghold. I bet UMNO is grinning from ear to ear now!
  3. PKR wanted to show to the rest that they are a cut above. Alas! It is easier said than done...by now PKR may be smarting from their "intellectually stupid" decision to hold direct election when it is now proven that PKR is not ready for direct election. The heart is willing but the feet is not...
  4. This posting is not about that. This posting is more about PKR's silent musical chairs. You remember the game, don't you?

    In the game,it started with many circling the chairs arrange in a circle and when the music stops, everybody scramble to sit on the chair and those who failed are removed from the game. So it continues until in the end, there is only two person vying for a single chair and that's how the game determines its winner.

  5. Looking at PKR now, it is also another game of musical chairs but this time it comes with a noted difference. There is no music to indicate when the game starts or when you make a scramble for the coverted chairs.

    For PKR's case, it started with the branch elections. Before 2008, not many party members wanted to project themselves as PKR party leaders. As a result, PKR has to beg for candidates in 2008 GE. And GE 2008 change Malaysia's political landscape with PKR scoring major successes together with DAP and PAS. Now, every Tom, Dick and Harry wanted to bite a piece of pie from PKR as seen by the intense scramble for the party posts, even at branches level...

  6. Even as it stands, whilst the rest of PKR members including Wan Azizah participating in the musical chairs, there is one particular "silent musical chair" game set exclusively for Anwar Ibrahim. There, there is only one candidate which is Anwar Ibrahim vying for one particualr chair which is PKR "de facto" leader. That is the game that Anwar can never lose!

  7. Let me refresh you with PKR's "sweeping reforms". One of them is limiting the President's term to nine years. Why limit only the President's term? Why not limit the Deputy President's term to , say 12 years and VP post to 15 years?

    The logic of this argument is simple. What happen if a leader opts to remains as the deputy president? And let's say that he has been there for 20 years? Will he be actually be the person pulling the strings behind the President? Limiting the term of service for these top ecelon leaders will pave the way for other leaders to make their mark in PKR.

    Or is this reform to limit PKR's president term to nine years a way to show Wan Azizah the door?

  8. If PKR can limit the President to nine years, why is PKR silent on their "de facto" leader? Is he beyond approach? Will he be allowed to continue pulling the strings behind the scene?

    PKR and Anwar's legion of fans can do what they want but to remain credible, Anwar must show hands. Why is he staying away from the election fray? Scared of losing to his wife? Afraid of his own shadows? There is no use elevating Anwar as "de facto" leader if he could not even make his own stand! Will Anwar forever remain as "de facto" leader without going through the election process? Where is his credibility?

  9. Look at UMNO, as an example. When Mahathir resigns from PM, he passed the baton to Abdullah who stands as UMNO's presidential candidate. The same goes to Najib when Abdullah resigns from his PM's post. UMNO is not perfect but at least it is run by leaders who offer themselves to the party. Anwar? Why is he not standing as PKR's presidential candidate?

    Is Anwar getting paranoid that he might not get 100 percent nomination as PKR's president? If that is the case, how will Anwar acts if and when he is elected as PM? For sure he will not get 100 percent support. So what will he do? Force all Malaysians to support him? If that will be the case, what is the difference between Anwar and Mahathir?

    Anwar calls Mahathir a dictator for pushing his weight around. Then Anwar is also a more potent potential dictator for expecting everybody to support him!

  10. Like it or not, PKR's musical chair game have started. Some say Anwar is pitting Azmin to win the deputy post whilst Wan Azizah/Nurul is counting on Zaid to pull through.

    Let others watch the musical chair game played in the common rooms. I opts to see how Anwar plays his "will always win" musical chair game. Is Anwar going the way of "the pot calling the kettle black"?

  11. Say what you want I did not see any way for Lim Kit Siang/Lim GE or Nik Aziz/Hadi endorsing Anwar as PR's "de facto" leader if he can't even get himself running and elected as PKR's president.

    Whatever, PKR's historical direct election is turning into a farce and Anwar Ibrahim is heading to be the "biggest clown" of all...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Of bloodline, fatal attraction, skewed vision and...

Better reach for those pressure meters, folks for what happens in Shah Alam court yesterday is a picture of our moral degradation values...

Remember Syafiah Humaira Sahari? What about Siti Nurhanim Aziz? Briefly, Siti Nurhanim is the mother to three-year old Syafiah Humaira who was brutally kicked by her mother's-live-in boyfriend in late February 2010. Eights months on, the man was convicted of murdering Syafiah Humaira and sentenced by Shah Alam high court. Do you think that that's the end of it? No, it's not!

Apparently Siti Nurhanim Aziz has a different view about the conviction and the court's sentence. In part Star online datelined 23rd September 2010 reported the following :-

  1. Siti Nurhanim Aziz still loves her boyfriend, ex-taxi driver Mohd Fazli Azri Jamil;
  2. Siti Nurhanim was not even angry with him for causing her daughter's death;
  3. Siti Nurhanim said she was not satisfied with the court's decision which found herboyfriend guilty of the crime;
  4. Siti Nurhanim, in fact, allowed her boyfriend who is convicted of the crime to publicly kissed her on the cheek;
It would not matter much if this happen in the west but Malaysia? Where have our moral values gone to? It seems that Siti Nurhanim is a selfish woman who is willing to abandon her maternal instinct in favour of her feelings towards her boyfriend. To her, her relationship takes priority over her bloodline ties with Syafiah Humaira.

Flashbacked to February 20910 - is this not the same Siti Nurhanim who pleaded to be "guided" back to the society? Is this the same woman who Shahrizat visited and promised to help by providing counselling and guidance using Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat funds?

If this is the same Siti Nurhanim, then why did she issued the statement as recorded by the Star? Has the Star, god forbids, misquoted her? If she is not misquoted, then clearly :-

  1. Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat has failed to provide the correct counselling;
  2. She had not learnt anything from the tragedy falling on Syafiah Humaira;
  3. Where is Syafiah Humaira's grandparents? Have they failed to teach Siti Nurhanim moral values?
  4. Is Siti becoming westernised to such an extent that she allowed herselfself to be publicly kissed? If that is the case, I see there is no necessity for her to be tudung-clad whilst her actions contracdicted what she is wearing. This is sending the wrong message to the others and Siti is indirectly making fun of her own religion;
  5. Maybe Siti Nurhanim is better off in Bangladesh where she can cancels the sentence by accepting "blood money";
If Siti Nurhanim's stand is acceptable to the majority, then clearly Malaysia is in danger of further moral decadence...Honestly, I feel sorry for Siti Nurhanim for uttering what she had uttered. It proves that our moral values have plunge to a new low where "love" is stronger than "maternal-bonding". It leaves this mind confused..is this where we are heading?

Then again, what about the news report from Harian Metro datelined 28th Feb 2010? Then, Siti Nurhanim was quoted :-

  1. Siti Nurhanim mentioned that her convicted boyfriend is "not human" and in fact "worse" than animals;
  2. Siti further claimed that "even animals don't act this brutal";
  3. Siti said "whatever the cause, the boyfriend's action is too extreme";
  4. Siti found out that her boyfriend is quick tempered;
  5. Siti rounded up then by saying " if found guilty, let the law serve him with a just sentence. Man of this nature should not exist on this earth";
How eight months can change a person...let's hope and pray that Siti Nurhanim comes back to her senses and see through the whole episode as a reminder from the divine being. She may have lost Syafiah Humaira but she may have regain her self-esteem by returning to the correct path. Whatever that will befall on her boyfriend, it is better for her to stay clear of him. If he can do it once, what stops him from repeating it if given the chance?

Siti may have lost that loving feeling towards Sahari Usul but legally she is still married to Sahari. It is better for her to seek forgiveness from Sahari and rebuilds her life around him. He may be remanded in jail now but he is not a babykiller...so Siti, the choice is yours. Hope you make the right choice and decision...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Of tembak, tembak, tembak and ...

Tembak, tembak, tembak or rather it's hogwash all the way. On one part, we have Idris Jala openly contradicting himself by sending mixed signals on being thrifty and at the same time going on a spending spree. We have Kong Chong Ha who wanted to sound intelligent by using the word enviromental friendly when he do not even know the need of KTMB to increase their daily plying into Singapore. Our 1mPM6 is surrounded by advisers and officials who turn Malaysia into easy meat.

It is my morning ritual to collect a free copy of the Sun. As I scan through the pages today (whilst waiting for the komuter), "M'sia - S'pore undersea tunnel an option - Kong" spoils my day! If KTMB (read : the government) have still failed to provide a descent komuter service within Klang valley, why is the Government harping on an ambitious project that does not benefit us? For readers' information, the komuter (shuttle) service between Port Klang - Sentul is getting worse by the day with KTMB cancelling the 6:50 am, 7:04 am and 7:30 am shuttles today because they do not have the trains! There goes my early appointment with a friend from the east coast in the mall...

That's not all, this Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) mentioned the high speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur _ Singapore. Only months ago, this Idris Jala cautioned us to be thrifty bacause we are heading Greece way and now he is coming up with these seven projects worth RM 115B to propel Malaysia's economy? The same mouth that warned us to be thrifty is now announcing RM 115B worth of projects? Masterwordsmith unplugged termed it "From bankcruptcy to spending spree"

Remember the KTMB Tanjung Pagar land deal? What about Najib's dreams of KL-S'pore high speed rail link? Penarik Beca claimed "Singapura menang lagi" What else Najib has in store for us, Malaysians?

Let's visit Kong Chong Ha's statement on the undersea tunnel first. Why undersea? Kong Chong Ha quoted "enviromental" reason. Aiyaah! Ini Kong Chong Ha mana belajar? This is what happen when you let a non-professional to head MOT! Was Kong Chong Ha briefed why our trains can only make limited trips to the island? It's because of diesel fumes and KTMB is too cash-strapped to provide electrified tracks...In short, it is already made known that the future trains plying S'pore-JB should be electrified trains. If it is electrified, where are the enviroment issues as mentioned by Kong Chong Ha? In fact, Kong Chong Ha (and the rest of the cabinet) should be pushing for the third bridge as this will make "the crooked bridge" a more viable option. The ball in at Kong Chong Ha's feet and he choose to pass it back to S'pore. Why are Malaysians so "unlucky" to have Kong Chong Ha as our Transport minister?

Next is KTMB land deal. Najib is again caught flat footed because he is not meticulous enough to study the deal. I wonder who are his advisers? Are these the same people who helped Malaysia lost Pulau Batu Putih? Consider these exerpts from Malaysian Insider datelined 16th September 2010 :-

  1. Malaysian officials have agreed to a realistic value of the land being exchanged for the leased Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) land after their Singaporean counterparts said higher land values will incur heavier development charges in the city-state. Are Malaysian officials being led by the ear in agreeing to the land value? If Malaysian officials feel that it is justified for a more realistic value of land, then so be it! You have to pay what it's worth! Or are the officials potraying the "Malaysia boleh" attitude in agreeing to the argument presented by the Singaporeans counterpart?;
  2. He (Malaysian official) confirmed that any delay on Malaysia’s part will see the KTM land revert back to Singapore under the POA without compensation or a land swap. This is one aspect that Malaysia should take note. Time is of essence and Malaysian officials could not afford to take a lacksidal approach in pushing for the land swap. Date line is 31st December 2010 which is barely three months away, Can Malaysian officials do it within that time period is the key factor. Malaysia might lost the land swap be technicality and Najib may end up looking stupid if this does not fall through. Worse still, Singapore may even hold Malaysia by the balls wih this land swap thing;
  3. When both leaders last met in Putrajaya in July, they had agreed to meet again after Hari Raya Aidilfitri to settle the land swap due to a difference of opinion on the land valuation and the tenure of the land holding. Another keyword is "the tenure of the land holding". Now, if only Malaysia can reveal the name of the official in charge of this land swap deal. He should have covered all the angles and think like a developer/project manager. If a simple thing like the tenure of the land holding is not taken into account, what happen if Singapore decides that the tenure of the land holding is 20 years? or worse still 15 years? What will happen? Are we going to lose the land (swap) deal legally through technicality? No wonder, we are being laughed at left, right and center! We have clowns perusing the deals;

Tembak, tembak, tembak or rather it's hogwash all the way. On one part, we have Idris Jala openly contradicting himself by sending mixed signals on being thrifty and at the same time going on a spending spree. We have Kong Chong Ha who wanted to sound intelligent by using the word enviromental friendly when he do not even know the need of KTMB to increase their daily plying into Singapore. Our 1mPM6 is surrounded by advisers and officials who turn Malaysia into easy meat.

It will be another sad day if Idris Jala's vision of ETP is to fill someone's coffers, ready for GE 13. The ambition is there but do we have enough skilled workers to take up the challenge? Or are we going back to rely on foreign workers (yet again)? Maybe most of you did not notice or pretend not to notice but the fact is more and more foreign workers are seeping into the rural areas and worked in plantations and agri-based sector. Don't believe? Just make a short trip to Cameron Highlands and you will see Banglas farm workers complete with BN collared T-shirts! Will they be coming out to vote in GE 13? Are the farms surrounding Cameron Highlands, the estates in Perak, Pahang (and the rest) and Feldas in various states harbouring BN's safe "vote banks"?

During one of the recent open house, a friend get me smiling with his "definition" of NKRA. He asked me about NKRA and I innocently mentioned National Key Result Areas. He stopped me short and whispered "no, it's not that. NKRA stands for Najib Kerja Rosemah Arah!" Maybe what this friend said is true...if BN wants t survive GE 13, BN needs to change it's PM fast...BN needs to rid 1MPM6 as he continued blunders is bleeding the country dry...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Of history, historic, historical and ...

History of PKN, historic direct election, historical Anwar...this posting is in response to my friend's question on who I support for PKR's Deputy President. My answer is simple - I support the one who can make Malaysia better. Will that suffice?

Let's admit it. If this is purely history, then we should leave it to Khoo Kay Kim to compile all the necessary data and artifacts. Correct? But this is not just history in nature, it is also how we look at things from a different perspective...

It all started in 1998 when Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from his DPM's post. The once Mahathir's blue-eyed boy choose the wrong person to push around and Mahathir decided that enough is enough and they say that the rest is history. Is that all? No, Anwar's sacking forced his supporters to find a new political platform to voice out their discontent and that basically how Parti Keadilan Nasional (PKN) is formed. Its members are mostly former UMNO members who left the party with Anwar's sacking. It's main objective is to demand justice for Anwar Ibrahim. Thus, it look more like a figure-centered party. It's all about Anwar, Anwar, Anwar...That is history.

March 2008 witnessed a possible 2-party system in Malaysia with the once PKN (now known as PKR) combined forces with DAP and PAS to deny BN it's traditionally 2/3 parliament majority. Everyone is euphoric on the prospect of PKR-DAP-PAS governing Malaysia but then again...PKR stumbled when some of its elected reps decided to leave the party paving the way for BN to take over Perak from the coalition. In short, PKR as a young party is still trying to find its way and direction in Malaysia's politics beyond Anwar-centered theme. To breakway from the monotonous Anwar-centered idealogy, PKR opts to introduce a historic direct election system to choose its top leaders and the supreme council.

Since the announcement of the supposedly historic direct election, everybody jumps on the bandwagon harping on its virtues. Now, now...is it really so? Since PKR is all about Anwar, why is Anwar shying off from being nominated as the President? If he is more comfortable staying in the background as the party adviser, then why is he so gung ho in taking over Wan Azizah's spot as MP for Permatang Pauh? How will it look to the party members of an adviser who is reluctant to take over the reins of the party but ever willing to be an MP and opposition leader in parliament? Is there any hidden agenda there? Is Anwar banking on the direct election system to install his "endorsed" list of supporters by indirectly staying out of the party election? Former deputy Sec Gen has his own version to the whole direct election process here.

Getting Syed Hussin to "retire" is the easy part. But choosing a new Deputy President is another thing. Truthfully, forerunner Azmin Ali is in a comfortable position compared to Zaid. However, one should not neglect to note that Azmin Ali is an UMNO thoroughbred. Azmin Ali is there because he is once Anwar's assisstant and close confidante but the way he openly questioned Khalid Ibrahim in running Selangor should be noted. Is that what you want in a deputy President? Azmin Ali seems to forego the party's channel with his outburst against Khalid Ibrahim. What will he do if he disagrees with Wan Azizah? Note that he is both Selangor EXCO and an MP whereelse Wan Azizah is ZIP, when she "surrenders" her MP to Anwar Ibrahim.

That is not all. PKR supporters should take into account how Azmin Ali treated PKR Sabah. If PKR has the intention to wrest Sabah (and Sarawak) from BN, then Azmin should not be in the picture. Azmin Ali is better off at his present position and use that as his cooling period to re-stablish his ties with Sabah and Sarawak. Afterall, one must remember that PKR has limit the presidency tenure to maximum of nine years...

As for Zaid Ibrahim, his stand is clear. His disadvantage should be wiped out by his public repentance. When it comes to religious issues, it is better for us to steer clear lest we fall into the pit-trap of trying to judge a person when we are not perfect ourselves.

Remember that it is not Zaid who lost P94 Hulu Selangor, it was PKR's infighting and desertion including the so-called power struggle which contributed to BN's win. It is Anwar's hidden hands that pushed Halili Rahmat to abandon PKR leaving Zaid stranded in Hulu Selangor. So read between the lines as it is expected for PKR delegates to make a wise decision soon - choose either a Napoleonic or a principled deputy. Either built from the scratch President or will the delegates opts for a parachuted one (please note how Mahathir parachute in this youth leader into UMNO in 1982).

Direct election or not, it is exciting to see how PKR will conduct this first direct election and I reserve my comments on how the party spread the direct election process into several days. Will it not expose the direct election process into another farce especially when the results are tallied daily and the aspirant contestants will go all out to "pursuade" the delegates to vote their way? And will the delegates votes sway to the forerunner when the maths are sealed? How will PKR resolve this issue? When one mention direct election then it should be done within specific hours within the same day before tallying the result. Does PKR has the capability and will to do that? Honestly, it is doubtful but time will tell...

Let's see how historical Anwar position himself in the coming Azmin-Zaid fight. It is a difficult choice for Anwar to remain neutral. He could not discard his one-time assisstant Azmin and at the same time he could not by-pass Zaid who joined the party for it's principle. In fact, Anwar has to "take care" of Chua Jui Meng too as Chua will be an "influence" in the coming GE 13.

Is Anwar using Wan Azizah as leverage to get his "preferred" line-up and once it's accomplish, nudge Wan Azizah into political retirement? Remember that if Anwar can do that to Ghaffar, there's nothing stopping him to do the same to Wan Azizah...

History of PKN, historic direct election, historical Anwar...this posting is in response to my friend's question on who I support for PKR's Deputy President. My answer is simple - I support the one who can make Malaysia better. Will that suffice?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Of Kelantan : History in the making...

The current King is from Terengganu and his term will ends in 2011 when (God willing) the Sultan of Kedah will take over as the next Agung. After that? It is Sultan of Kelantan's turn. Now see the historical significance?

These past few weeks have seen few events unfolding in the country, there is one that may shape Malaysia in the future. To many, this event has been overshadowed by the high profile case involving the brutal killing of Sosilawati and her three companions on that fateful 30th August 2010 night or thereabout.

For those who are still clueless, I am talking about the Kelantan royal end to the palace crisis. For once, who says that PR and BN will always be at odds and take opposite stands in all issues and turn them into political front to bash each other? Both PR and BN accepted the 13th Sepetember 2010 proclaimation of Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra as Kelantan's new ruler, replacing his wheelchair bound and ill father.

Call it what you want but I see it as an abdication of sorts. It may not be as headline grabbing when Edward VIII abdicated his throne in United Kingdom in 1936 or when Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia stepped down from his throne in 2004 but it will be jotted down in Malaysian history, nonetheless.

Whilst abdication is the act of renouncing and resigning from the supreme office of the state, Kelantan's case takes a slightly different path when the recent ex-King was found to be incapable of running the state due to his prolong stroke-related illness. His consort (the Sultanah Kelantan) and his elder sister may think otherwise but we have to be realistic in approaching the solution. Kelantan succession council has been generous enough to allow reasonable time for the Sultan to overcome his illness and after more than a year, decided to proclaim a new Sultan in the form of Tuanku Muhammad Faris petra.

Tengku Mariam may have other thoughts but she must understand that Kelantan needs to move ahead and having a wheelchair bound and speech-impaired Sultan is not helping the state. A public servant may be given six months before he is being hauled up for medical board and the Kelantan succession council has given almost 16 months before making the decision. Yes, the present Sultanah may not be happy but she is not a member of the Kelantan succession council and her unhappiness is more of personal in nature.

Now, why do I say that it may shape Malaysia's future? Remember our constitution? Amongst others, the nine-member Ruler brothers will sit to decide who will be the next King of Malaysia and Malaysia rotates its King every 5 years from its stable of 9 Rulers. In terms of seniority of state (amongst the nine with rulers), Kelantan is ranked six behind Terengganu and Kedah. The current King is from Terengganu and his term will ends in 2011 when (God willing) it is expected that the Sultan of Kedah will be proclaimed as the next Agung. After that? It is Kelantan's turn. Now see the historical significance?

Of course, some may argue that the King is just ceremonial in nature but don't forget that the King actually wields a lot of power, if he choose to exercise his options and constitutional rights. For that, let's give the so-called "legal experts" the space to debate on what the King can or cannot do...

For now, let's just say that Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra's accession to the Kelantan throne is well accepted by his subjects, from both sides of political stands. My Kelantanese friends believed that the Kelantan succession council makes the right decision and it is time for Kelantan to forge ahead under his rule. God willing, six years down the line, Malaysia may see Faris Petra installed as the 15th King of Malaysia. Or do Malaysians bear to stand and see a wheelchair bound Head of State? I doubt it and that is why I see the move initiated by the Kelantan succession council is a wise one indeed.

Somebody may lost all her chances to continue"meddling" with the state affairs but then again her loss is Kelantan's gains...it will not be fair to all if she and her "golden son" is the only one who can decipher what the Sultan is saying. The Sultan may be saying one thing but they may choose to decipher it differently for their own gains...who knows?

On the sidelines, if PR and BN can jointly agree and accept the installation of Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra, then the royal house has less to worry, especially on the disturbing "whisper" campaigns on PKR is all for a republic country. As for PKR's nomination processes for the top posts, it will be forthcoming in the next postings...

In the meantime, please watch what you eat during these many "Rumah terbuka"....

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Selamat Hari Raya...maaf zahir batin


Once, this house used to be a gathering place for family members returning from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, USA, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh to celebrate Eid Fitri. Now, with the patron gone, it is just another abandoned house, increasingly a common sight in small towns across the country.

Maybe our young is effluent and would rather choose the coziness of air-cond hotel rooms than the beds where they grew up. Maybe, they have "lost that loving feeling", or failed to realise the "shine" in their parents eyes when they make the anual pilgimage to be back with the family during the eid Fitri....

As I penned this, I am still miles away from home...Phnom Penh to be exact, 2 days before Raya to be precise. God willing, this Raya I opts for "homestay" in Tambun, Ipoh before moving south to Tanah Rata for English tea and scones on 2nd Raya. 3rd Raya? Taman Negara sounds nice...

Whatever it is...Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir Batin....

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Of JAKIM's Halal certification, past practise and perception...



I chanced on a non-Muslim friend and our conversation touch on this "Halal" issue. As this particular friend is in food packaging business, the "Halal" certificate issue is really important to him. To make it short, he queries :-

1. Why did JAKIM retract their "halal" certification from QBB ghee product?;
2. Why did JAKIM list tupai-tupai Sg Tangkas as "non-halal"?;
3. Who is the authorising body for "halal" cert in Malaysia?;
4. What now, JAKIM?;

Is it Halal or is it not? A simple "yes" or "no" will do but the issue is getting cloudy by the minute.

I chanced on a non-Muslim friend and our conversation touch on this "Halal" issue. As this particular friend is in food packaging business, the "Halal" certificate issue is really important to him. To make it short, he queries :-
  1. Why did JAKIM retract their "halal" certification from QBB ghee product?;
  2. Why did JAKIM list tupai-tupai Sg Tangkas as "non-halal"?;
  3. Who is the authorising body for "halal" cert in Malaysia?;
  4. What now, JAKIM?;

Let's start with QBB pure ghee issue. JAKIM announced in their website that they have withdrawn their "Halal" certificate effective from 26th August 2010. QBB, on their part, took great pains to explain that the product has been consumed by Muslims all over the world for the past 20 years or so. It looks neat, eh. If Muslims has been using it for the past 20 years or so, that does not mean that it passed the "Halal" cert.

Granted that QBB pure ghee claimed that their source of product is from dairy cows' butterfat and JAKIM's reasonings for withdrawing the certification is due to some "unidentified" substance in the product. JAKIM never qualify that the substance is "non-halal" but just ambiguos thus JAKIM takes the safe course of action ie to withdraw their certification until the ambiguosity is verified. So, what's the solution? Simple! If QBB pure ghee has other certifaction from "recognised" Halal centres, then do place it on the packaging!

QBB pure ghee cannot simply rely on "past" record to claim that it is "Halal" because if Muslims has been mislead for the past 20 years, then QBB pure ghee cannot just continue to mislead them for the next 20 years! It is of utmost important for QBB pure ghee to verify what is the "unidentified substance" mentioned in JAKIM's explaination and get to the bottom of it pronto. QBB pure ghee needs to be pro-active if they want to reolve the issue. Waiting for JAKIM to produce their result reflects QBB pure ghee's attitude!

My call? I will opt to crossed out QBB pure ghee until they manage to produce "Halal" cert from other recognised bodies or until JAKIM issue another statement to say that QBB pure ghee is halal and re-certify the product as "Halal". You won't die for not eating QBB pure ghee, will you?

As for my friend who use QBB pure ghee for his product, I wish him well to find a temporary replacement for QBB pure ghee if he wants to maintain his JAKIM's "Halal" certification.

Next, JAKIM mentioned that Restoren Tupai tupai kampung sungai Tangkas failed to meet the "Halal" certification. Now, now what is the problem? Truthfully, I have never been to that particular restaurant but a few questions did pass by. Did the restaurant display JAKIM's "Halal" logo? If they did, then which part of their processes do not conform to JAKIM's standard? Is it the raw materials?, is it the finish product, is it the methodology to prepare the product, is it the human factor? The least JAKIM can do is to list out where this restaurant fail to comply to JAKIM's standard. Or is it because this restaurant display the Bufet Ramadan promotion?

If it is just because this particular restaurant display the bufer Ramadan promotion, is it really JAKIM's prerogative to determine who can display the Ramadan bufet? My friend continue to say that JAKIM's officials pointed out to issue of workers not brushing their teeth, not wearing stockings etc. Is that really true? On top of that, this restaurat owner claims that he is losing RM 30K per day. Wow! This owner is currently consulting his lawyers to take legal action against JAKIM. My question - is it really necessary to drag JAKIM to court? Let me put it in another form, being Malay and Bumiputra does not mean that your product is "Halal".

My other friend from SIRIM used to tell me of instances where the mak ciks from kampungs selling kerepeks giving him "that look" when he pointed out that their product is suspected of being "non-Halal". Yes, if you use a non-halal cooking oil, then for sure your kerepek becomes non-Halal too, regardless of you being a Muslim or not. Simple as that! For that, I hope my restaurant owner friend will understand the situation and take it in a positive manner so that he can works on producing "Halal" and "Toyibbah" food and services.

As for the authorising body to issue "Halal" certificate, I thought it is already clear that JAKIM is given the authority to certify "Halal" product. If anyone from the Ministry of Domestic Trade thinks otherwise, please come forward and present your case. Why do I say that? This friend of mine claimed that an officer from Ministry of Domestic Trade claimed that the ministry is the sole authority of "Halal" certificate. True or not? Or is this just an act to "squeeze" those who wish to apply for "Halal" certificates?

What now? JAKIM needs to step up efforts to educate the public on what is termed "Halal". Being a Muslim does not automaticcaly meas that one produce "Halal" products. It is time for JAKIM to vigorously pursue the matter and ensure as many business entities apply and conform to "Halal" certification. JAKIM also needs to educate the public, both Muslims and non-Muslims, on what is termed as "Halal" product. In doing so, JAKIM has to be colour blind because I know of one foodcourt in the golden triangle, close to Pavilion, which openly sells almost 100 % "non-Halal" food. Where is that place? I will give you a hint - the owner is close to our present and past 2 PM and is said to own almost the entire road!

The choice is there - either be picky in what you eat or just "hentam" whatever comes along...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Islam Hadhari + 1Malaysia = misguided stuff...


Where we are going to...?


Let's not rewind too far back but just sufficiently enough to remember Pak Lah's Islam Hadhari and Najib's 1Malaysia concept. Talking about Pak Lah's Islam Hadhari and his concept of "modal insan" coupled with Najib's vision of 1Malaysia is surely confusing...

On the surface, everything should be smooth. I mean who will deny that Pak Lah's idea of building a strong modal insanis a good concept. The same goes with 1Malaysia. That is what Najib is trying hard to potray...and simply fails....

When Najib talks about 1Malaysia, he talked about the mutual respect co-existing between the various races and religions in Malaysia blending together harmoniously into a nation. And what easier way to gather factions together then spreading food aross the table! However, it is easier said than done!

In Ramadan 2010, JAKIM has actively step up its activities and surprisingly discovered that many "Halal" outlets are not actually "halal". JAKIM issued a statement that out of 34 hotel outlets serving Ramadan buffet, 70 % failed to observe the correct "Halal" procedure. And going by the standards, isn't these hotels normally frequented by our Muslim ministers during official functions? If these outlets are not "Halal" compliance, then what do our Muslim ministers eat there?

A step down, JAKIM officials also checked on "halal" premises in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur sending some of the operators scrambling to remove the "Halal" logo. Conclusion? Majority of food outlets in Pavilion have no original "Halal" logo from JAKIM. Does that mean that our Muslim friends consuming "non Halal" food in Pavilion?

The same goes to TGIF Subang Jaya. In one of JAKIM's inspection there, it is confirmed that the menus is misleading and the operator has been slapped with notice that may end up with the operator fined for RM 250,000 or three years jail.

That simply leads to a simple question? Why is this happening? Is this another proof that 1Malaysia is not working? I mean, if 1Malaysia is whole-heartedly embraced by all, surely we have come to understand what a Muslim can eat and what he cannot as we have come to terms to what the Hindus cannot eat and what they can consume!

Or are our businessmen profit-oriented approach surpass our religious beliefs? Anygoes just because Najib is religiously insensitive?

Finally, have you seen the latest (now off the air) TV3's advertisement on Raya? How do you explain that when the top executives in TV3 are Muslims and yet they somehow or rather "blinded" with the advertisement? How do they explain of the flying trishaw ala "santa claus"? What is their stand on the "blooming" lotus ala Budhism?

Before, we have misguided headmistress pewing venomous statement against the minority students in her school followed with Namewee's "tasteless" video. We even have so-called Muslim facebookers who openly claimed their stand against fasting in Ramadan. Thus far, Najib and his assisstant Muhyiddin fails to address the issue. Or are they just plain hopeless?

In Najib's haste to promote 1Malaysia, he leaves his backyard open. 53 years on, we are coming to another cycle on who should get what. Aiyaa! how to begin when we could not even provide a decent "Halal" meal in pavilion or TGIF or our leading hotels!

Maybe., it is time for Najib to enrol in Islam 101. 30 years as PM-in-waiting has spoilt our 1MPM6 to a state that he might not even know whether what he eats is "Halal" certified or not! Remember, you are what you eat...Najib!

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

1 year on, at 53 we still never learn...

At 53, Malaysia is still being pushed around. That's how I see it...

Maybe a quick tour of what happened in 2009 is in order. Back then, this blogger posted "Of Negaraku, pendet and Norman KRU..." in response to our Indonesian neighbour's claim that Malaysia's Negaraku was originally from Indonesia. Now, in August 2010, in a demonstration in front of Malaysian embassy in Jakarta, some of the protesters threw human faeces and defiled the Malaysian flag.

1MPM6 meekly mentioned that he will consult Wisma Putra before issuing travel advisory. So, what does that leave us? Are Malaysians being trampled from all sides? Don't get me wrong here but our response has been very very mild. Is this planned to be so? Or Malaysians, and by that I mean Malaysians of all races have "lost" their balls?

I did not see Perkasa coming out to codemn the protesters' act. Heck, those noise makers of Hindraf is definitely silent on the issue. No need to talk about MCA, they are just plain mute! In short, it speaks volumes of how Malaysians are a fragmented lot. The Malays are lying low maybe out of Ramadan, the Indians are silent and the Chinese are quiet. Where is the 1Malaysia slogan that 1MPM6 is talking about? Apparently, 1M fails because if it is within the hearts of Malaysians, then someone should have been protesting the way the Indonesian protesters are defiling our flag!

But, actually that's not all! Why is the news being subdued? Is it on instruction? Malaysians have been hospitable long enough that it is seen as a weakness. Malaysia talked about tough measures against the illegals but so far there is no concrete action taken to stem the flow. Are our leaders oblivious to these? Or are they getting something out of this?

Let's face it. After 53 years of independence, Malaysia is still being pushed, shoved and trampled around...Don't believe? Try to digest the following :-

  1. Thailand's istmus of Kra

    Let's start with our Northern neighbour. For years there were talks of cutting a canal through the istmus of Kra which will shortened the maritime journey and at the same time relieve the congestions in the Straits of Malacca. It did not happen. Why?

    Political, my friend, it's a political decision. Thailand is concerned that building the canal will be advantageous to it's separatist movement. So, for insurance, the remnants of Malaysia's disbanded CPM members were allowed to stay in Southern Thailand as a check and balance factor.

    So, we may think we have the upper hand but in reality we are not. Whilst some called for the Government to allow CPM leaders to return to Malaysia, what happened during the three days after Japan surrendered during WW II is too much to bear for many.

  2. Singapore and KTMB land/Pulau Batu Putih

    Even our Southern neighbour is getting the upper hand. Malaysia have been at the losing end with the raw water deal and the International court judgement on Pulau Batu Putih reinforced the belief that Malaysia has been at the wrong end of the bargain.

    1MPM6 recent agreement to surrender KTMB land in Tanjung Pagar rounds it all up. Malaysia has been had in the South!

  3. Brunei and Limbang

    Even a small nation like Brunei gets the better deal. Remember Limbang? Remember how Malaysia lost what is never theirs and at the same time handed over the rights for oil exploration to Brunei ie Malaysia practically lose its soverignity in the areas?

  4. Philippines and the Sipadan

    Talk about Philippines and the Sipadan island comes in. How the immigrants from Philippines crowded off our Sabahaan brothers. Soon, we may end up talking tagalog in Sabah, all at the expense of Malaysia's porous immigration checks.

  5. Indonesia and PATI

    Year in and year out, Malaysia has been promising stern action against PATI (Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin). Yet, no actions have been taken except a few token raids here ad there. It has come to a state of the illegals laughing at Malaysia's inability to stop the flow.

    It has been said that Malaysia is harbouring 2 million PATIs from Indonesia. Imagine the amount of Malaysian Ringgit flowing out monthly because Malaysia "feed" PATIs.

Where does that leave us? Is Malaysia too kind? Or are we too busy infighting that we lost our sensitivity as Malaysians?

Let's leave our neighbours as it is and see within. I see that there is this movement to create heroes out of those who mocked the system. Look how we make heroes out of Loh Gwo-Burne, Gobalakrishnan, Saari Sugaib. All because they choose to defy the norm but at the same time now that we put them in prliament and DUN, what are their contribution thus far? Are we happy with their performance as elected reps?

Talk about Namewee. Whilst some are quick to defend him, I see him in the same vein as sifu blogger Kickdefella.

1 year on, at 53 we still never learn....whilst those in the ruling BN is trying to make hay whilst it still shines, PR is not doing much better when it is shown that they might not be our saviour, after all. I choose to see things from a different light and from a different vantage point.

I know that there are some who can afford to take their vacation in US of A and certainly can move there if things do not work out in Malaysia. But what about the rest? Many amongst us choose to stay back and try to make it better. I choose to salute these men (and girls) who choose to slog it out in Malaysia over getting more pay and better career avancement overseas. To me, these are Malaysia's true heroes - those who stand and fight for a better Malaysia for all Malaysians.

At 53, Malaysia is now at another cross road. Choose the correct path or forever we will end up being trampled north, south east and west....

Frankly, this is my view and it might not be the same with yours. I love Malaysia and will not allow it to be bullied over and over...what about you?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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