Sunday, July 31, 2011

Of 1MPM6 Najib's ministerial qualities...

1970 revisited? My oh my, 1MPM6 Najib is sure a certified desperado. In his quest to "look good" to the Indians, Najib is going to Razak's time in having 2 Indians in the cabinet. However, why should 1MPM6 Najib chose G Palanivel, the untested MIC President to be sworn in as full minister?

Yes, Razak has 2 Indians in his cabinet but both Indians won their parliamentary seat. Najib? Najib is opting for G Palanivel who lost his Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat. If Najib is wooing the Indians, wouldn't Kamalanathan who won the Hulu Selangor by-election a better choice?

Worse, 1MPM6 is cocooning himself with losers. Remember Shahrizat Jalil? What about Koh Tsu Koon? Both lost their parliamentary seats but both were chosen to 1MPM6 Najib's cabinet. And we have not mentioned about those who never contested in GE12 but appointed as ministers as well. Remember Idris Jala? And Khair Baharom?

Najib is surrounding with losers and since we are at it, why not appoint Chua Soil Leg as minister too? And if Najib's quota is 2 Indians in his cabinet, what will be the options available to M Kayveas? Looking at Najib's statement then It's bye bye to M Kayveas. Poor Kayveas...

That's not all. Read through the fine lines. 1MPM6 mentioned 2 Indians, then where is he putting his 1Malaysia concept? Is 1MPM6 thinking along the racial lines when appointing ministers? It seems that 1MPM6 "cakap tak serupa bikin". On one hand Najib talks about 1Malaysia but he is not practising it when appointing ministers!

It seems desperado Najib is shielding himself behind losers and untested politicians. Take out Shahrizat, Koh Tsu Koon, Idris Jala, Khair Baharom, Mohd Nor Yaakob and we see a naked Najib surrounded by losers...

If Najib is wooing MIC, then PPP (read Kayveas) might as well say goodbye to BN. Reason? PPP just do not have a future with BN. 2 Indians ministers goes MIC way, so what's left with Kayveas? And mind you, only a few days ago Muhyiddein sweet-coat IPF when he said IPF is a step closer to being BN component party. Is 1MPM6 Najib making an open "who's the boss" statement to Muhyiddein when he promised MIC 2 Indian ministerial posts?

If IPF is a component without cabinet representation, then it is better for IPF to stand alone. Why beg BN when IPF plays "slave" to BN big brothers? If IPF is left hanging in limbo, then KIMMA, can kiss their chance of being BN-recognised good bye.... And I have not touch on Nalla's mosquito party or HINDRAF inspired parties...

1MPM6 Najib goes all out to break his fall... and if Kayveas is an opportunist, this is the time for PPP to call for their annual GM and push Najib for a ministerial post. Right now, Najib is offering MInisterial posts to whoever can promise him support, regardless of whether it is genuine support or not. So PPP, IPF, MCA can step in line and wait for Najib's Ministerial post handout... Do it fast before Najib runs out of options... Anyone else wants a post in Najib's cabinet? No? I think the Mamak from Penang can be appointed as Minister in PM's department and his portfolio is underwears and rings and everything leather... What say you?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Of EC, IC, Ezee and...

During last week's whirlwind tour of duty covering Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, it is clear that the 9th July sentiments is strong amongst Overseas Malaysians. Almost 95% of those I met is in favour of Bersih 2.0 and they proudly mentioned that Bersih 2.0 is what Malaysia needs to rid UMNO's (read BN's) political; garbage!

In the next few days I will be travelling south to Singapore and I bet the sentiments amongst Malaysians are stronger there. If these sentiments are translated into votes in GE13, then there might be a vacancy for Malaysia's PM's post.

This posting is not about the overseas Malaysians sentiments. Mooyiddein may still be trumpeting that Malaysians across the globe are supporting BN but in reality everyone of them (minus the embassy's staff and next of kins) are waiting for BN to "officially" lose.

Still remember the Harian Sinar's wacana on EC yesterday? EC's Wan Ahmad shamelessly pass the buck when he admitted that EC is just a "management body" overseeing Malaysian elections. In part, he said :-
  1. EC is a management body not empowered to tackle abuses on the electoral system;
  2. The elected government has a stronger say in ammending the law (regarding to EC);
Although Wan Omar's effort to attend the wacana is a brave effort but it shows that EC is a stool, a "clipped" eagle who could not (or choose not to) works towards reforms paving the way to a "clean and fair" election.

Wan Omar's reference to BN indicated that EC is under BN's wings and will do whatever they can to please their political masters. EC must be seen clean as they are a commission elected by YDP Agung but unfortunately EC's actions confirmed of their submission to the ruling party!

With that in mind, consider EC's proposal to use biometric system for the coming elections. Tell me, how many countries in the world is using biometrics for election purposes? Do countries like Japan, USA, Britain, Germany employs biometric system? So far, I did come across of Philipines, Haiti and Brazil thinking of using the biometric identification for their election. Now, can someone vouch that this biometric system is a foolproof method against voting fraud?

Way back in GE11 (or is it GE 10), we have reports of "phantom" ID centres which churned out ID's by the thousands to PATI from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia etc. They do not produce these ID's in JPN but "outsourced" it to third parties who slogged day in and day out to get the numbers. If this can be done, then what can stop these "opportunists" to do the same with biometric especially with the concurrent biometric registration of foreigners? My oh my, how many foreigners will be an "instant" Malaysians by 30th August 2011.

Whilst some may say that this is impossible, but it is done. There are whispers going round that the so-called "agents" are doing the biometrics to get the numbers for the ruling party. This may be hush-hush, but it's happening....

EC, IC and Ezee biometrics... all working in tandem to give BN the edge. When that happens, BN will forget that they really win the election by dubious means. One week later, Rais will crow that BN wins due to popular support. But Rais foergets to add...BN wins due to popular support from illegals in exchange to Malaysian citizenship.

Think about that... whilst I do my packing to go to Singapore... No, no, I am not migrating there... I am just relocating my interest to Singapore. If Tony can do that with his AirAsia, then we could do the same too...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Job description : 2 sides of a coin...

Tough call! That's my best description on how the police handles Bersih 2.0 last 9th July 2011.

There is no need to deny that there were scores of police who chose the high-handed tactics to disperse the Bersih 2.0 crowd, there are almost an equal number of the force who chose to handle the situation as diplomatic as they could (when their bosses were not around!).

Whilst it's raining tear gasses and chemical-laced water in Puduraya, the crowd along Jalan Hang Jebat had a much easier time to reach the foothills of Stadium Merdeka! Whilst the KL Sentral crowd were "ambushed" in the man-made and self-created "tunnel", others are having an awkwardly easy time to pass the roadblocks along Federal highway.

As I have admitted in the earlier posting, I did not know Allahyarham Baharudin so I could not comment on his passing away. Nevertheless, a kind commentator did direct me to a URL link featuring "him". Well, if that was Baharudin with his hands tied behind his back, I sincerely took pity for both the rally goers who were attending to him and leading the standing policemen to remove the plastic cuffs. At the same time I felt really sorry for the standing policemen who were bewildered with the incident as he kept on muttering that he did not has the instruments nor gadgets to remove the plastic cuffs! (I am referring to the video link as mentioned in one of the commentators in my previous posting).

As I see it, nobody wants 9th July 2011 to be the curtain call for Baharudin and nobody loves to see a man's leg broken due to the alledged brutality of those who carry their duties overboard!
I put the blame and responsibility squarely on the government for failing to provide security and safe passage for those who attended 9th July 2011. The rally is for Clean and Fair election. What's so sinister about their demands?

When the cabinet ministers slammed their foot down and instead mobilised thousands of FRUs' and police personnel to create an impression of KL under siege, it is the ministers' failure to understand that the RAKYATS are boss! Being too long in the cushion makes these ministers lazy bums who failed to understand the rakyats inspirations!

Look at how Hishamudin gloating with more than 1000 arrest. Look at how Liow lied through his teeth when defending the government and denying that Tung Shin hospital compound was gassed! Look at how Rais trying to spin stories of "revolution" as if it must be violent!

Worse still when 1MPM6 Najib demonising the 9th July demonstration and Lo and behold sitting in the VVIP chair in KJ, the one who headed Patriots' 9th July counter demonstration! Did anyone see Patriots video when they charged towards the police defense? Compare the different approach by Bersih 2.0 and Patriots. Bersih 2.0 rally did not go for confrontation whilst Patriots chose a confrontational approach. Yet, KJ shamelessly was seated amongst the VVIP next day listening to Najib's demonising the 9th July rally!

The time has come for those in black and blue to join Bersih 2.0. Afterall, those in black and blue are also voters and they too may be looking forward for Clean and fair election! However, circumstances forced them to stand on the other side of the barricade and with little sleep as well as their officers continuous barkings, they have to carry out the Ministers dirty works.

This is the time to reconcile as Malaysians has a common enemy - 1MPM6! Just look at how 1MPM6's sleeping partner is said to be spending millions for a woman's best friend a diamond ring! Let's just say that the diamond ring is worth 24 million and both Najib and RoseCTmah were married since 1987, that means RoseCTmah saves an average of RM2,858 per day for the past 13 years since their marriage. BUT what if it is USD 24 million which comes up to RM 72 million? That means RoseCTmah saves an average of RM15,173 daily to buy the ring! If 1MPM6 claims that it is their wise and prudent investment, then we do not need Awang Adek and Mohd Nor Yaakob to run Malaysia's finance. Move over Kuok, Ananda, Genting, Vincent, Daim - the richest couple in Malaysia goes to 1MPM6 and RoseCTmah.

Whilst thousands braved the heat and teargasses to march on 9th July 2011, many chose to stay at home reasoning that if violence flare, the Westerners will take opportunity. How naive of them! Did anyone noticed a small caption before 1MPM6 flies to London? In short Malaysia is replacing MIG 29 and BAE's typoon is ready to tender. Do you think Najib goes to London empty handed? Nah... I smelled that Najib might be offering itain to supply typoons to RMAF. Najib may not be asking much - another diamond bangle for his missus can do the trick. After Scorpene, Najib may opt diamonds for commission. Who knows...

Tg Adnan's visit to Indonesia? That's nothing compared to what Najib aims to achieve when he meets in Vatican city. 9th July 2011 proves that Malaysians no longer thinks along the us versus they line. And that scares 1MPM6 Najib! Knowing fully well that UMNO is lagging behind PAS and PKR, Najib needs to secure BN's voting vault. Najib could not depend on Sabah and Sarawak as their loyalty is suspected. The only choice is to pleased the pope and hopefully secure the Christians votes. How? 1MPM6 Najib's close door meeting with the pope may call for certain "solutions" to the Malay bible issue and the use of "Allah".

Najib could no longer count on MIC or Hindraf. Najib's political survival is to make peace with the world's deputy sheriff aka UK. And that is why Najib is putting his best lipstick on to charm David Cameron and the Queen. One word of caution - 1MPM6 better advise RoseCTmah not to show off her RM 72 million ring to the Queen or else the photo will splash across the nation as prove that RoseCTmah has just morphed into ImelCTmah, a clone of Philippine's Imelda...

It started with job description for those who manned the streets on 9th July 2011... however we should all come together and show 1MPM6 Najib the way out. Why? Love him or hate him, we have to protect Najib from further slumping down- courtesy of RoseCTmah binge for those that sparkles! But then again, if she likes sparkles, why was she linked to unsparkled Deepa, the carpetman? UUhhh...maybe Black is beautiful :)
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Tribute to Allahyarham Baharudin... a casualty of 9th July

This is not an ending that any party wanted but He gives us life, He too can take out life... for he is God Almighty...

Yes, an estimated 50,000 Malaysians of all ages and all races joined hands on 9th July 2011 demanding for a fair and clean election. It doesn't matter when the MSM and the police said it was only 5,000 rallied for Bersih 2.0. It seems that the police could not count more than 5,000, maybe the whole force needs to go for Arithmetic refresher course on how to count and tally... Why? This scribe was there and looking at the crowd, it is safe for me to say that the crowd was above 30,000.

But this posting is not about how many turn up for Bersih 2.0. This posting is also not about why Bersih 2.0 is needed nor about the mistakes make by both Bersih 2.0 organisers in planning their route or how the police bungled in handling the crowd around Puduraya and Tung Shin hospital nor it is about how the police "gave face" to Patriots up to the stage that the Patriots physically attacked FRU's defense. No, that is already in the past. This posting is about a tribute to Allahyarham Baharudin, maybe the first casualty of Bersih 2.0 rally...

As early as 9th July 2011 itself, online news picked up reports of Allahyarham Baharudin's death. Whilst those who attended him claimed that Allahyarham succumbed to FRU's teargas, Amar Singh claimed that Baharudin suffered chest pain and had difficulty in breathing when the doctors failed to resuscitate him.

This is not about finding a scapegoat nor is it about passing the buck. There are questions need to be answered and answered truthfully. Yes, Allahyarham Baharudin is part of Bersih 2.0 rally goers who intended to march to Stadium Merdeka. That's a known fact as his friends mentioned that.

However, the question that is now lingering in my mind is the post mortem report. I understand that one of his daughter is a doctor in a hospital in Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and I am sure she too want answers. The post mortem was conducted on 9th July 2011 in HKL BUT why is the post mortem results still not out yet?

The family is asking why is the post mortem report not out as some of his close relatives are claiming :-
  1. 4 broken ribs;
  2. 3 broken tooth;
  3. Allahyarham do not suffer from asma, diabetes or have history of heart problem;

Allahyarham's daughter (a doctor) is also working in HKL where the post mortem was conducted but why is she denied access to the preliminary post mortem reports? Normally (although it is not regulatory), the hospitals will allow some leeway and allow relatives to view the post mortem reports before it is properly typed out. Why is it different this time around?

Allahyarham Baharudin is a Muslim and since it is a practise to bury the dead as early as possible, I guessed Allahyarham Baharudin's family performed the burial ceremony although there are questions that need answers. I am sure if this happened to somebody else, there will be calls for 2nd post mortem to determine the cause of death.

Whatever, if Allahyarham was indeed victimised and physically harmed on 9th July 2011, let those who caused his death answer in the hereafter. Will their conscious let them sleep peacefully at nights knowing that they might be the one responsible for Allahyarham Baharudin's death?

Some may say "Is his death worth the cause?" Yes, for what Allahyarham Baharudin is asking is for a fair and clean election. Is that too much to ask? Some might say that "then get yourself a permit and get rally in stadium" - that too has been asked for but those in power seems to pass the bucks around and nobody wants to take responsibility eventhough Bersih 2.0 organisers met with HRH YDP Agung and agreed to rally in stadium (Merdeka stadium). Instead, what did the authorities do? They come up with detours and dead ends to deny Bersih 2.0 their basic right to voice out their demands.

Unfortunately, in some of the online portals this scribe is saddened by the attitude of some commentators who felt that "that's suppose to happen to Allahyarham Baharudin". These commentators are insensitive to reality and let their fingers do the typing without thinking. We may differ in views but we have to respect life.

I did not know Allahyarham Baharudin, either personally nor did I recall meeting him in any of the rallies. Yet, at this time and moment my thoughts are with his family... let's wait for the post mortem and if the reports looks fishy, give Allahyarham Baharudin's family the rights to decide whether to go for second autopsy or not. Amar Singh just could not sweep everything under the carpet. It has been proven that he lied through his teeth when he denied that the FRU shot canisters of tear gas into Tung Shin's compound. I pray that Amar Singh will not be KL's police chief, at least not on the merit of him handling 9th July 2011 Bersih 2.0 rally.

For those Muslims reading this post, please do spare a minute to sedekah Al fatihah to Allahyarham Baharudin and to those non-Muslims, please spare a minute of your precious time to think of what's going on in Malaysia...

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

9th July 2011 : Suci dalam debu...

Simpul mati? Belum lagi... cuma tersedat sedikit. Kenapa perlu suci dalam debu? Kerana rakyat Malaysia sudah tidak sanggup hidup dalam kekotoran.

Masih ingat pada tarikh keramat 10hb November 2007? Itulah permulaan kebangkitan rakyat Malaysia yang sudah tidak sanggup lagi hidup dalam kekotoran dan dengan tegasnya menuntut 4 perkara dilaksanakan oleh SPR :-
  1. Penggunaan dakwat tidak luntur (indelible ink) sebagai cara untuk membenteras pengundi berulang (barang diingat SPR telah membeli dan menerima dakwat indelible ink tersebut);
  2. Membersihkan senarai pengundi yang berdaftar;
  3. Menghapuskan kaedah undi pos;
  4. Parti pembangkang diberi dalam akhbar Kerajaan dan media Kerajaan;
Itulah tuntutan asas Bersih pada 10hb November 2007 atau lebih kurang empat bulan sebelum pilihanraya GE 12. 4 tahun kemudian, SPR dilihat masih gagal untuk melaksanakan tuntutan-tuntutan Bersih sehingga memberi jalan dan ruang untuk pergerakan Suci dalam debu 2.0.

Apa dia Suci dalam debu 2.0? Ringkasannya Bersih 2.0 lah tu. Tuntutan Bersih 2.0 adalah :-
  1. Pendaftaran pengundi secara otomatik;
  2. Reformasi kepada undi pos;
  3. Penggunaaan dakwat tidak luntur (indelible ink);
  4. Ases kepada media arus untuk parti pembangkang;
  5. Tempoh minima kempen selama 21 hari;
  6. Kebebasan institusi;
  7. Membasmi rasuah undi (electoral graft);

Nah, apabila diteliti tuntutan-tuntutan yang dimajukan, is tidak sama sekali menunjukkan usaha untuk menentang Kerajaan atau menyokong parti pembangkang. Tutntutan-tuntutan tersebut adalah tuntutuan-tuntutan umum, satu-satunya tuntutan yang perlu didokong oleh semua rakyat Malaysia yang rindukan kepada pendian secara adil dan saksama.

Tuntutan Suci dalam debu 2.0 menunjukkan bahwa SPR (dan Kerajaan Malaysia) kurang peka kepada inspirasi rakyat dan ia membuktikan betapa SPR gagal dalam menepati KPI mereka dalam memastikan pilihanraya diadakan secara adil dan saksama! Apa tidaknya, SPR tidak mampu atau sengaja tidak mengambil langkah-langkah konkrit untuk mencari penyelesaian dengan cara terbaik untuk tuntutan Bersih 2007. Sehingga 2011, setelah 4 tahun, SPR tidak dapat menyelesaikan tuntutan rakyat. Lebih buruk SPR gagal terus untuk mencari penyelesaian atau setidak-tidaknya memberi penjelasan yang kukuh sekiranya mereka tidak dapat memenuhi tuntutan rakyat.

Sebaliknya SPR cuba mencari alasan demi alasan serta cuba mengalihkan pehatian dari isu-isu yang telah dibangkitkan. Dalam ketika penganjur Suci dalam debu 2.0 mengadap YDP Agung, Koh Tsu Koon telah menghimpun SPR, Polis untuk memberi penjelasan kepada sebilangan 30 NGO termasuk kepimpinan MCCBCHST yang merangkumi gabungan majlis bersama Budhism, Kristian, Hindu, Sik dan Taoism. SUHAKAM serta beberapa NGO lain juga berada dalam pertemuan itu. Malangnya, Koh Tsu Koon, SPR serta pihak Polis gagal untuk menyakinkan NGO-NGO ini untuk meyokong Kerajaan, Sebaliknya MCCBCHST memberi kenyataan menyokong hak rakyat untuk berhimpun secara aman untuk menjelaskan tuntutan mereka.

Kerajaan gagal untuk memenafaatkan titah YDP Agubng untuk mencari jalan tengah kepada tuntutan-tuntutan rakyat. Sebaliknya, Kerajaan cuba memutarbelitkan kenyataan sehinga menimbul persoalan - siapakah yang sebenar menderhaka? Suci dalam debu 2.0 atau Hishamuddin (Kerajaan) atau ejen-ejen mereka. Paling menyedihkan apabila 1MPM6 yang begitu beriya-iya benar untuk menyediakan stadium kepada Bersih 2.0 untuk mengelakkan demonstrasi jalanan berubah fikiran. Tidek heranlah akan kelaku 1MPM6 ini - saperti yang dikatakan dahulu, beliau adalah "ahli nombor wahid" kelab Lallang United! Eksko mereka? Najib, Rais dan Ibrahim !

Lihat saja kepada pengurusan Stadium Merdeka. Mereka dengan segera mengeluarkan kenyataan bahwa mereka tidakakan menyewa stadium itu kepada Suci dalam debu 2.0! Polis pula mengeluarkan kenyataan bahwa Suci dalam debu 2.0 (SDD 2.0) perlu meminta permit terlebih dahulu dan permit akan diproses dalam masa 14 hari! Waduh! Hairan bin Ajaib! Kalau 14 hari diperlukan, macamana seorang calun pilihanraya (sebagai contoh) boleh berkempen? Baru minta permit dan memerlukan 14 hari untuk keputusan permohonan tetapi pilihanraya akan diadakan dalam masa 7 hari? Daftar calun, mohon permit (untuk berkempen) dan 7 hari setelah keputusan pilihanraya telah diumumkan barulah calun tersebut diberi jawapan untuk permohoina permit! Kalau menang tak apalah tetapi kalau kalah? Takkanlah lepas kalah pilihanraya baru nak (dan baru mendapat kelulusan) berkempen? Sudah tentu Polis akan memberi jawapan , itu anggaran kasar saja! Moralnya? Polis mungkin mengambil masa sehingga 14 hari untuk memproses permohonan permit, bergantung kepadasiapa yang memoon. Kalau tak pun, mungkin tak perlu permit terus (sebagaimana demonstrasi jalanan Penang tempoh hari yang dikepalai oleh Ezam!

Perlukah diadakan sekatan jalanraya? Sehingga menyebabkan kesesakan lalu lintas yang teruk? Apapun alasan yang diberikan, sebenarnya itu adalah cara untuk menanam rasa kebencian kepada massa untuk membenci perhimpunan Suci dalam debu 2.0! Masaalahnya, apakah ia berkesan? Sahabat sahabat saya berjumpa saya dan dengan tegas menzahirkan rasa kurang senang kepada pihak berkuasa dan rasa ketidakpuasan ini akan diterjemahkan dalam bentuk undi protes pada GE 13 akan datang atau membina semangat untuk mereka menyertai perhimpunan SDD 2.0 ini pada 9hb Julai 2011.

Itu dari segi perasaan yang meluap-luap. Apakah Polis mengikuti SOP mereka dalam membina sekatan jalanraya ini? Dimanakah signboard-signboard pemberitahu sekatan jalan raya? Sekiranya tujuannya untuk mencari dan mwengutip "senjata haram" saperti baju, parang dsbnya, bilakah pihak berwajib mengambil tindakan tersebut? Apa yang dilihat hanyalah sekatan itu tidak membuat sekatan kepada rakyat tetapi hanya sekadar menyusahkan rakyat!

Masanya belum terlambat untuk 1MPM6 menyediakan jalan keluar. YDP Agung telah memberi ruang untuk kedua-dua belah pihak berunding. Sekiranya Hishamuddin berkeras untuk menolak perhimpunan SDD 2.0, maka beliau perlu bertanggungjawab kepada apa yang berlaku pada hari itu! SPAD mungkin membekukan permit bas untuk ke KL, tetapi rakyat masih mempuyai cara tersendiri untuk hadir pada SDD 2.0.

Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan telah memberi khutbah Jumaat yang melabelkan SDD 2.0 sebagai gerakan pelampau. Persoalannya, siapa yang mengambil initiatif untuk menkaji dan menyelidik apa yang disampaikan oleh paderi-paderi dan sami-sami agama lain tentang SDD 2.0? Melihat pada perkembangan gabungan MCCBCHST, tidak mustahil mereka menyokong penuh gerakan SDD 2.0. Jadi apakah Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan gembira melihat rakyat yang lurus bendul, disuruh duduk, duduk, disuruh jalan - jalan? Bukankah Islam mengajar pengikutnya untuk berfikiran secara kritis dan mendahulukan kebebasan dari dibelengu sebagai hamba minda?

Terus terang saya kurang membaca tentang penulisan Tun M kita tetapi dalam posting terbaru, beliau ada menyentuh tentang demonstrasi. Masalahnya, apabila Tun M mengambar demonstrasi sebagai jalan terakhir, apakah beliau mengambil kira peranan beliau dalam demonstrasi Baling pada tahun 70-an dulu? Bukankah beliau merupakan antara orang "penting" untuk menyuntik semangat mahasiswa untuk bangkit? Apakah Tun M ingin mengatakan itu adalah jalan terakhir? Saya pasti tidak dan begitu juga dengan SDD 2.0! Sekiranya perhimpunan aman di Stadium Merdeka diharamkan, maka sudah tentu demonstrasi jalanan akan berlaku pada 9hb ini...

Penutup kalam, saya masih dengan jadual saya untuk menghirup secawan kopi di Pasar seni sebelum bergerak ke... Adakah anda juga serupa? Hingga ketemu di Pasar Seni...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

9th July 2011 : 1 step forward, 2 steps backward...

I will no say the situation is bad but definitely it is not good.

Bersih 2.0 organisers has gone out of their way to seek audience with HRH YDP Agung and has agreed to hold the rally indoors as per HRH's advise. In fact, I have called it a legally "illegal" assembly. In fact, almost everyone is relieved with Bersih 2.0's willingness to accomodate HRH's edict. Now comes the not so good parts....

1MPM6's cousin comes out to declare that Bersih is still illegal and still issue his warning to get tough with the coming rally goers. Behind the scene, these licensed goons hatch a plan to deny Bersih of their Merdeka Stadium wish.

Maybe 1MPM6 thinks that he is getting the upper hand but in reality, he is digging himself deeper and pushing Bersih 2.0 up the wall is not the answer. I am not going to predict the outcome but if the worse comes, then I put the blame squarely on 1MPM6 and his cousin.

Say what you want but by being foolishly stubborn, IMPM6 and cousin is painting a bleak picture for BN in GE 13. Not only that, again 1MPM6 who is BN's numero uno and UMNO President is blatantly showing his disrespect towards HRH YDP Agung and PDRM is playing to the cousin's antics.

2 or maybe 3 more days to go and 1MPM6 is opening himself and bare his true self - an devil in disguise. Maybe we need a Mongolian shaman to rid of this evil... I will not say more as it is getting more interesting and I am getting a ringside view of the whole thing...

A cuppa of coffee? Still on. See you this Saturday...

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

9th July 2011 : 1 hurdle cleared... more to come...

Since it is now legally "illegal", will you come down and join the crowd this 9th July? See you there and wear yellow! Don't be yellow... :)

Things look better now after HRH YDP Agung's statement which effectively put Hishamuddein back to where he belongs. Ambiga, Pak Samad and Zaid Bersih 2.0 trio had a fruitful audience with HRH YDP Agung at 1.55 pm this afternoon.

Fresh from the audience, Bersih 2.0 accepts stadium rally offer and will now go to their second phase ie working out on the details. From Gaza front, KJ offers to work with Bersih 2.0 if Bersih 2.o calls off it's 9th July march.

Now that Bersih 2.0 decides to follow HRH YDP Agung's advice and cancels it's planned 9th July march, how will 9th July 2011 be? My take :-

  1. The meeting point shall be Stadium Merdeka which is a stone throw away from Istana Negara. Why Stadium Merdeka? Easy access and close to all the amenities;
  2. Whilst some clamour for Stadium Bukit Jalil, I see Bukit Jalil as too far and too secluded to give any impact;
  3. Stadium Merdeka has the nostalgic historical event where Malaysians converge on 31st August 1957 to declare our independence and 9th July 2011, Malaysians once again converge to declare our demands for a fair and clean election;
  4. Hishamuddein has no choice but to direct the police to provide all the assistance necessary to make the event a success;
  5. Hishamuddein and Rais will make a 180 degree turn and now claims that the government shall be accomodating the legally "illegal" assembly;
  6. Since it is no longer a march, KJ has to stick to his promise and order his Pemuda youth to join the once illegal assembly;
  7. Since this is a legally "illegal" assembly, everyone is free to wear whatever colour they prefer;
  8. Those who wish to attend the assembly in the stadium will have a free hand where they want to start to converge to the stadium;
  9. The police should not stop any person from attending the assembly in the stadium. However, the police and the public can apprehend anyone who wish to create trouble, be it from the public or those agent provocateurs;
  10. Perkasa shall not be allowed to demonstrate as they are now deemed to be completely "illegal";
  11. This will be a one-off event where stadium is used, courtesy of HRH YDP Agung's intervention. It is far fetch for HRH to intervene in future rallies as his majesty's intervention will show that 1MPM6 is weak. Actually he is based on his past experience where he is more "lallang" and to stand by his ground;
  12. How many will really turn up? Whatever the numbers, it will force 1MPM6 to really think hard if he ever wants to remain a PM;
  13. Once again, the masses proved once again that they can rise to occassion especially if there is a dare from PM of the day. The first Bersih became a runaway success because both Pak Lah and son-in-law KJ dare the masses to turn up and face the government's wrath. The masses tuen KL yellow in November 2007 and when 1MPM6 belittle Bersih 2.0, the masses are ready to march again forcing 1MPM6 to a corner and HRH YDP Agung's intervention barely save 1MPM6 from further embarassment;

This Saturday will be a good strolling day in Kuala Lumpur. I have said that I will start mine from Pasar Seni after a cuppa of coffee and my friend who just returned from Sri Langka will join me there whilst my other world traveller friend will join us fresh from his return from Hanoi.

Now that Bersih 2.0 is legally "illegal" and consented by HRH YDP Agung, how will UCSI reacts? Before they banned all their students from attending rallies and the ban covers their political students as well. Will UCSI lift the ban? What about CEUPACS' call to their members to stay away from 9th July rally? Is Omar Osman going to go against HRH YDP Agung?

What about Omar's Silat Lincah? Will he carry out his threat to get his memebers out in force to disrupt the rally? If he does, is he not going against HRH YDP Agung? And if he does, will he not be going against his teachings that silat is to protect the king? How will Ali Rustam reacts now that he has galvanise his 4M silat exponents to stop the rally? Now that Ali Rustam is a Sultan-less citizen, will he be "derhakaing" his HRH YDP Agung?

On another level, what about the other man from Pekan, Pahang? He has been going all out to demonise the rally goers and now that his peer has consented to the rally, will he heed his peer's wish for the legally "illegal" assembly? My advise to him - better work on Lynas project in Pahang and stop meddling the federal affairs... or better still will he go off and visit his in-laws in Pakistan?

And how will TV3 and the other MSM going to call this rally? Still illegal or will it now be legally "illegal" assembly? ... nice thoughts, indeed... Since it is now legally "illegal", will you come down and join the crowd this 9th July? See you there and wear yellow! Don't be yellow... :)

Interesting indeed... now that there is a new element to the equation...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Monday, July 04, 2011

9th July 2011 : Of Clear, muddied...and justNO objecives...

The next few days will be critical. On or off, I will be in Kuala Lumpur for my preset appointment. Anyone care for a cuppa off coffee in Pasar Seni? Why not since Selangor club is too expensive for some... See you this Saturday. Clothing? Wear what you want... but you sure look radiant in yellow...

Everybody's talking about Bersih 2.0 but in reality, how many knows what are Bersih 2.0 demands?

Just the other day, my Chinese friend informed me that she has placed her son under "house arrest" and barred him from going out the whole of next week end. My Malay friend has been teased in masjid for wearing yellow and jokingly offered a three day, 2 night package with food and lodging provided if he wears yellow this Saturday. My Indian friend asked me if teh shops will remain closed this Saturday to which I replied that the shoppers are looking for a great business this Saturday with another extra 30~40,000 people coming out to brave the heat.

Who knows this 9th July 2011, we will again set another new Malaysian record of having three illegal assemblies within a day and within earshot... courtesy of 1MPM6. 3 illegal rallies but different demands and what is more interesting is the other 2 planned illegal rallies are the offshoot of the first illegal assembly aka Bersih 2.0.

By now, almost everyone has been introduced to Bersih 2.0 and it's demands of :-
  1. Automatic voter registration (when you reach 21 years of age);
  2. Reforms to postal voting (since we are a peaceful country);
  3. Use of indelible ink (to stem "multiple voters");
  4. Access to mainstream media (equal opportunity);
  5. Minimum campaign period of 21 days (current campaign period too short);
  6. Independence of institution;
  7. End to electoral graft (phantom voters etc);

Now, can someone tell me that Bersih 2.0 demands are not fair? Better still can someone tell me that Bersih 2.0 is biased. It is crystal clear that Bersih 2.0 is the aspiration of all, regardless of race, religion or creed. What Bersih 2.0 is asking is for a fair and clean election. Itu pun tarak faham ke?

Now, UMNO youth reads Bersih 2.0 as a threat and comes up with Patriot which will pit against Bersih 2.0 comes 9th July 2011. What is Patriot's aim? Muddied, at best because Lokman himself agreed that they are more of a reactionary force out to stop Bersih 2.0. Which means, they are just out to stop the party and openly hinted of creating trouble. In short, Patriot is just there as spoilers with no clear intention and no vision. That's why Patriot's is muddied and aimlessly lost...

Perkasa? It is as confuse as Patriot and only aim at stopping Bersih 2.0. The only thing that I can write about Perkasa is they are justNO ie justNO objectives. It is not surprising really knowing that their top man Ibrahim Ali loves the limelight and get himself in the news. Even during the anti ISA march last year, he was there to support ISA and eating kacang putih at Jalan Hang Lekiu across Pasar Seni. Is this how Perkasa is? Eating kacang putih whilst waiting for his turn to be interviewed by the media? No Class....

Now that HRH has spoken, what will it be this 9th July 2011? It all depends on Bersih 2.0 organisers. On or off, I have a date in Kuala Lumpur on 9th July 2011. A cuppa of coffee in Pasar Seni sounds nice but really these are my hopes :-
  1. Now that HRH has spoken, the police will release unconditionally all those caught for having Bersih 2.0 shirts;
  2. The government to actively engage with Bersih 2.0 and allow the rally to goes on through pre-determined routes;
  3. UMNO youth Patriot and Perkasa will hold their own rallies on 16th July 2011;
  4. Police will co-operate with Bersih 2.0 organisers fare safety and traffic management;
  5. Bersih 2.0 submit their memorandum to HRH YDP Agung;
  6. Bersih 2.0 is responsible for the behaviours of their supporters;
  7. EC to act on the memorandum;

There is nothing wrong with Bersih 2.0 demands. It is apolitical and open to all regardless of race, religion, creed or political beliefs. It is Rais and Hishamuddein who painted them to be rowdy and law breakers. Actually they are not and HRH YDP Agong has given the breathing space for the government to correct their misinterpretation.

The next few days will be critical. On or off, I will be in Kuala Lumpur for my preset appointment. Anyone care for a cuppa off coffee in Pasar Seni? Why not since Selangor club is too expensive for some... See you this Saturday. Clothing? Wear what you want... but you sure look radiant in yellow...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Friday, July 01, 2011

Of unscheduled diversion... bye, bye Tg Pagar

Sssshhh,.... by the way, I am sure Muhyiddein Yassin loves a fair and clean election since some say 2004 election actually saw Muhyiddein's current boss "lost" his parliamentary seat then. If 2004 sees a fair and clean election, we may be having Muhyiddein as our PM now... AND some say that if 2008 is fair and clean election, we may be having Mukhriz as our UMNO youth leader.... So there you have it, Bersih 2.0's "silent" number 1 supporters are Muhyiddin and Mukhriz... but they are not telling yeah.

For those who wish to have a walk next Saturday, please read this.

It seems that wearing "yellow" is going to be the "in-thing" on 9th July 2011 and the way the Police, the political parties handling the situation is so bad that the run-up to 9th July rally is an unscheduled diversion...

As I have said earlier, the government is getting the priorities wrong and putting Malaysia under the world radar for all the wrong reasons. Yes, it is the basic rights of the rakyats to demand for a clean and fair election. That, in itself is apolitical. SPR should not be nervous on the 8 Bersih 2.0 demands. Why should SPR be hyper-ventillating on the demands? Instead of hyperventillating, SPR should come out clean and explain why they are not willing to meet Bersih 2.0 demands. Forget about letting the negotiating door open. You can have countless meetings but if SPR is not willing to put its foot down on these issues, then SPR should have just say that their hands are tied by the provisions of the law. Is it so difficult, Wan Ahmad?

Blasting the opposition is not the answer. Bersih 2.0 is not about UMNO, PAS, DAP, PKR and the rest. Bersih 2.0 is about the rakyat's aspiration for a clean and fair election. And SPR as an instrument to election should just leave it to the rest of us to get things right.

The police too should be consistent in their action. Don't tell me that it is an offense to wear yellow. Instead of going for all MALAYSIANS wearing yellow shirt with 2.0 Bersih logo, the police will be more appreciated if they could coralled the pendatang harams and the overstaying foreigners! Please get the priorities right...

What about the self-proclaimed sifu by the name of Omar Din? Why on earth is he unleashing his so-called 50,000 martial arts exponents to the streets to beat up those supporting Bersih 2.0? Where was he when the royal institutions was dismantled by Mahathir? Why was he so mousey, then? And this Omar Din is gloating about defending Islam, Raja and constitution. What is wrong with Bersih 2.0?

Instead of going for all those who wear yellow, what are the actions taken by Police and Omar Din on Zahid's allegations that Singapore has violated Malaysia's airspace more than 2,058 time? Who is defending Zahid when Singapore denied the allegation? Where is Perkasa, UMNO youth when Zahid, one of UMNO's vice President "shamed" by Singapore?

Omar Din talked about providing security but did he provide any security when HRH Sultan Johor pulled out of Tg Pagar's KTMB's station for the last time last night? When every eyes is on the so-called illegal assembly, Malaysia lost almost 200 hectares of land in Singapore, courtesy of 1MPM6 Najib. Some say that's the price Najib has to pay for his "activities". Maybe our Dato T has something to say about this since they are the ones who would like to expose the "truths" in order to safeguard Malaysia.

Yes, Bersih 2.0 is becoming a taboo to Rais. The thing is, if the police can allow the "cow head" procession to Selangor's state administrative building, why is the same police force taking a different stand when it comes to Bersih? I am sure the "cow head" rally did not have any permit, so is there a different set of rules for different groups? If the "cow head" rally is an exception, what about the rally against PPSMI? That rally was allowed to proceed with Pak Samad leading the procession and pass the memorandum to Istana Negara. Now the same Pak Samad has been called in because he is thought to be the leader of Bersih 2.0.

Some defended the pre-emptive action by potraying the chaotic traffic jam. Did anyone care to compare the difficulties faced by office workers when Merdeka, Hari Polis, Hari Tentera, Warna-warna Malaysia, Le Tour de Langkawi closed our KL roads for days due to rehearsals? These are worse because the rehearsals were done during peak hours during the weekdays! Bersih 2.0 plan their rally on Saturday and only for a couple of hours. So, which one affects the business more? The rehearsals or Bersih?

In fact on the lighter side, Bersih rally goers may be spending their hard earned money in KL streets come 9th July. Why? Awal bulan, maaa.....

So, will you turn up this 9th July 2011? The choice is yours... but if you decide to stay indoors, don't cry foul when GE 13 comes your way. If you want fair, you have to fight for it, regardless whether you are a BN, PAS, DAP, PKR supporter. This is about fair and clean election. This is not about supporting any particular political party!

Sssshhh,.... by the way, I am sure Muhyiddein Yassin loves a fair and clean election since some say 2004 election actually saw Muhyiddein's current boss "lost" his parliamentary seat then. If 2004 sees a fair and clean election, we may be having Muhyiddein as our PM now... AND some say that if 2008 is fair and clean election, we may be having Mukhriz as our UMNO youth leader.... So there you have it, Bersih 2.0's "silent" number 1 supporter is Muhyiddin and Mukhriz... but they are not telling yeah.

To my BN friends, think about it. You may be counting your misfortunes for not supporting Bersih 2.0 when GE 13 is over. It is not too late to join.. see you in Kuala Lumpur on 9th July 2011

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