Friday, April 10, 2015

Of "jahil"...

I am sorry if it is going to hurt but sometimes you need to put things in the right perspective and not let your knees (lutut) to do the thinking...

"Did you reach 1MPM6's interview last night?"
"No, I don't"
"Asian got talents is better :)"

I admitted that I did not see 1MPM6's interview last night and depending on who you are rooting for, I think I made a good decision. There is nothing new is his answer and being pre-recorded, the interview is not "off the cuff" type which is more to my liking.

Having said that, I did however read some blogs where they "posted" live comments from viewers in one of the popular private station. Overall, many of the commentators give thumbs down of the interview. I doubt if that is the real comments as surely the private station has a "built-in" censorship to avoid unnecessary or expletive comments.

However, there is one newsposting in the Sun that caught my eye and I feel obligated to use it as the core to this posting. The Sun's "I'm answerable only to the rakyat, says Najib" deserves second and serious look. A nice and catchy caption but has serious implication.

Let's go to the points raised in that article. 1MPM6 says :-

1. I was elected by my party and by the people to lead the country. As such, I am answerable only to the rakyat – not to any individual

Sure or not? Najib was elected by his party (UMNO) but the people did not elect him to lead the country. It is UMNO and BN who choose Najib to be the leader. In that sense, 1MPM6 statement is partially right...

2. And if at the next general election, the people want change, they will let us know through the ballot box

Even if the people want change now (based on census taken by independent pollsters, will he resigned? The answer is NO. If that is the case, then if the next election, even if the people do not want him to lead the country, nothing much can be done if UMNO and BN still choose him to be PM.

3. "I have sworn on oath three times in a mosque in Permatang Pauh that I did not know Altantuya and I had no direct or indirect involvement with her,"

Anwar also swore that he did not do it but the courts find him guilty. Are we to take that swearing supercedes evidence presented in courts? Is this a precedent?

4. "It is important to remember that 1MDB's assets are greater than its liabilities. So, in very simple terms, if 1MDB were to be wound down tomorrow, the company would still have some assets and money left even after paying off all its debts."

Is this falaccy? When a company winds down, normally the usual terms of "jualan murah", "jualan runtuh" and "jualan penghabisan" will come into play. That said, do you think a winding down company can command good price for their assets? Normally, they will dispose the assets at a much discounted price.

Those 4 is sufficient for me to say that 1MPM6 is talking in riddles.

Why do I comment on this report? We are answerable to whatever we do and our answer shall be judge ultimately by our Creator. There, you can't hide behind anyone else nor can we talk in riddles.

When a statement is made without cushioning that ultimately the Creator will judge our actions and words, is that not "jahil" on our part? Jahil because we did not put the Creator in His proper place and jahil because we think that we are judged by the rakyat.

maybe our politicians need to go to classes refreshing what jahil is all about and how to avoid living in a jahil world...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Of "Serba salah"...'s not that new song. This is from R. Azmi's 40's song...

Sorry... for the glitch :( :(

Some claim it is blowing hot and cold between Tun M and 1MPM6. Whatever it is, I see it as a point of no return... Someone or something got to give...sooner or later.

Like 1MPM6, I too choose "elegance silence" for the past week, step back and see where the country is heading. What I see is not a pleasant scanario.

The Chinese strongly believe in bad omen. It is not good to mix joyous occasion with death. Unfortunately, nobody tells this to 1MPM6 when he opted to pay his last respects to Lee Kuan Yew when he is in the midst of celebrating his daughter's wedding.

A few days ago, 1MPM6 lost two of his trusted lieutenants in the fatal helicopter crash in Kajang. And shortly before that, another of his trusted lieutenant were called to meet his Maker.

Three within a space of 4 days. This should be a time for 1MPM6 to do some soul searching. I called it "Muhasabah"...

Last week has been a rough ride for Anwar too. He lost his father almost on the same day Jamaluddin Jarjis lost his.

1MPM6 lost three of his trusted lieutenants, Anwar lost his father...could it be a subtle way from Him? I mean, whilst everybody is taking sides for or against Kelantan's wish to implement Hudud, both 1MPM6 and Anwar has set their elegant silence regarding the issue. Are they for or against? Since both are leaders of their respective packs, they should made their stance known. They did not...

Is it because they are undecided ie "serba salah"? To second Hudud means losing portion of their supporters but going against is definite no-no as Muslims. And that brings us to the "muhasabah" issue.

Whilst 1MPM6 celebrate his daughter's wedding, he lost three of his closest confidante. Jamaluddin Jarjis, for good or for worse, is his closest confidante. They were together in the same UMNO division before Jamaluddin Jarjis "moves" to Rompin. By that move, both of them avoid "meeting" each other for the Division Head post. For that, 1MPM6 is forever linked to Jamaluddin until death do them apart.

Facing mounting issues such as the Altantunya "mystery", GST, 1MDB, 1MPM6 needs to look within himself and ask - Did I do something wrong? Am I on the right path as Malaysian leader? Am I in the driver seat or am I letting Malaysia runs on auto pilot?

The same goes for Anwar. Losing someone close is a reminder that we too, one day, will be meeting our Maker. So Anwar should ask himself - Am I as clean as I should be? Am I innocent of all charges? Did I do something heiniously mischievous? Am I "Malaysia first, family second" guy? Am I free from nepotism which I accused other of committing?

Both 1MPM6 and Anwar should also ask themselves - What they have against Hadi's intention to table private bill on Hudud? What is their main intention - to grab power or to submit to His laws?

Some may ask why I am taking such a stance where Hudud is concerned. My friend yesterday asked me the same question. My reply " I am a Muslim and as a Muslim, I am His servant and will follow His laws and abstain from things that comes with His wrath. I make it clear that as human I have my weakness and for that reason, I am always seeking His forgiveness and compassion. The same for all who profess "Allah is the One God and Mohamad pbuh is His messenger".

It is not my intention to give a sermon but...Do you guys know that Hudud was implemented in Medina on the 2nd year of Mohamad's Hijrah from Mekah? Do you know that for the next 9 years when Hudud was implemented in Medinah, only 1 person was found and sentenced guilty under Hudud? Do you realise that during Abu Bakar's time as caliphate, only 2 cases were trialled under Hudud? The message here is simple. If Hudud is implemented in Kelantan, the Hudud laws is not as draconian as some painted it to be.

If some argue that Hudud is irrelevant and is not applicable in our country, do you know that when Hudud was implemented in Medinah, only 30 % of the population are Muslims? That means, it is applicable even in a non-Muslim majority society. Why? God know best what is good for His creation...

Back to 1MPM6...1MPM6 can choose to zip his lips if others raised the question..but this time Tun M is asking the same question as we have been asking for the past many years. 1MPM6 can't afford to keeo his mouth shut as that will brings many implications. Tun M has valid reasons and questions. All 1MPM6 needs to do is to own up to Malaysians.

To me, I see an easy way out for 1MPM6. Put Tun M as candidate for Permatang Pauh. If Tun M wins, itis a boost for BN and a morale demon for PKR. If Tun M lost, it is Tun M's political death. Whichever way, 1MPM6 wins. is not over. If Tun M wins Permatang Pauh, then maybe 1MPM6 can open the door to PM's office for Tun M to return to the hot seat.

1MPM6 is not a political analyst. He will disdain this idea and will find a sacrificial goat for Permatang Pauh. Why? 1MPM6 is in such a dire state of "serba salah" that everything he touch is rotten... my feeling? "The end is near..."

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Of "Menuju puncak"...

Bogged with medical issues, I am back...

The past week has been quite tumultous to some and exceptionally busy for others.

PKR has (again) shoot it's own feet when #kita lawan failed to attract large turnout for their so planned "wedding gatecrashing". This is a good sign to all and sundry. It shows that not all can be "blindfolded" to do your bidding. By now, let's hope PKR realise that it is no longer easy to pull the bulls by it's nose.

Maybe Najib make many mistakes before and still doing mistakes now. That does not give anybody a carte blanche card to oppose everything connected to Najib. 28th March was her daughter's wedding. It is a private family affair and by that, I believe Najib should be given enough space to celebrate her daughter's wedding. Period.

DAP played it right when the party did not support #kita lawan's plans to gatecrashed the wedding. As a party, DAP has make a clear statement on the issue and it is up to their party members to act on their individuality, as long as they keep DAP out of the game. The same should go to PAS as not many of their members turn up in their party HQ to start the march to KLCC. Sadly, however, there are still a few "Bijak tak boleh diikut, bodoh tak boleh diajar" "party leaders" who stick their neck out to partake in the march andin the process got caught prior to the march and some were hauled up after the march.

DAP/PKR may feel easy to haunt PAS to discard Hj Hadi. All because of his intention to bill a private bill on Hudud. PKR may think they have enough clout in PAS to oust Hadi but do they really? Raja Petra's view on this is pleasant indeed...

Between the three opposition parties, who is the weakest link? PKR potrays Hadi as the weak link..but I say PKR is the weakest link. Why? They never grow up...

Remember Anwar's family filing for his pardon from YDP Agung? News has it that the appeal has been rejected by the pardon board. This decision was confirmed today by the high courts. Just in case the first news is doubtful, the STAR carries the news too.

Anwar's lawyer was present in the high courts when the said court confirmed decision made by the pardons board. That said, what else Anwar's family want? Mind you that we have been tolerant for so long but sometimes, crybabies need to be stopped! If the High Court agree that the convicted person has been informed of the Royal board decision, then what is there to argue anymore? Just because Anwar failed to tell his family of the decision, then it is wrong?

The perception needs changing is Anwar is not all angelic. His family wanted to paint Anwar as "never guilty". Who can be sure of that? Is his family trying to sell the idea of Anwar's maksumness? For those who do not know, Maksum means free from sin. It might be acceptable to sell the story of one's good deeds but to potray oneself as above comitting sins? It is sometimes good thing for his family to relax and stay back, reflecting what Anwar did and self-evaluate oneself.

Like it or not, Anwar and his family should accept their fate and move on from there. Putting one appeal after another to the pardon boards and using the courts to prolong his case is not a good idea. Permatang Pauh needs better. Rafizi may be right in declaring the Permatang Pauh is not vacant (yet). Let's wait for Speaker Pandikar's decision. If he so declare that Permatang Pauh is vacant, then PKR must be ready to fight on. If that happens, PKR must take the worst case scenario of PAS not sending their full force in the by-election.

Latest Speaker Pandikar has claimed Permatang Pauh seat vacant. EC has been informed and will meet soon to decide by-election date.

Mat Sabu may be there. So will Khalid Samad and Dr Dzul as well as Hatta..the rest? It depends on how PKR leadership approaches Hudud's private bill. This is a by-election that I will not miss. Simply because if it happens, the candidates will be mostly scrutinise on his/her stand on Hudud. If Kak Wan or her daughter stands in and openly rebut Hudud..I will say PKR will lose the election. And it is an equally good time to see DAP's stand on Hudud if the by-election is on...

The Rock says "Bring it on....if only you know what's cooking!!!"

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