Barisan Nasional (BN) Social Political Buzz & Bulls

Bangsa Contradictions (continued)

The Short Happy Life of Haris MacFirst* (2)

Emerging politician (‘emerging’ as in emerging economies) Haris Ibrahim has quickly learned politics in doublespeak. Like his former idol Anwar Ibrahim, now set to “implode” (according to buddy Petra), Haris has this proclivity for speaking in forked-tongues.

With Hannah ‘Miracle’ Yeoh under his patronage, Haris literally salivates over her:

What you have here is a young party member who … because of her strong academic qualification, strong religious convictions … her principled position and her ability … was soon noticed … as excellent candidate material.

Hannah Material: excellent … principled … convictions … academic … strong … young. Wow! (As his Bangsa buddy KTemoc likes saying). Imagine now Miracle Yeoh fluttering in the wind on wings of angels. Wow! Wow! (This is equal to Thomas Lee, another of those Bangsa types, describing Caliph Lim Guan Eng as, “luminous”.)

Haris on a podium:

Romans! We, the People, have found us a Saint! Allahuakhbar! (That’s to be Malaysian First.)

Within 24 hours of patronizing Hannah, Haris writes this: Steering Clear of the Politics of Patronage

Haris isn’t alone as patron. Even Allah does it, according to Azizah, secretly, telling nobody: Allah has been Anwar’s patron. Not true? Read this, for it’s been revealed: Anwar is god’s gift to human kind.

Interesting parallel: Hannah is a Jesus gift, Anwar is Allah’s gift to Malaysia. This country is belly full of saints, miracles, patrons, prophets, patriots, sodomites – all ‘excellent’ material.

Of course, Hannah isn’t the first to come under Haris’s patronage. Think Izzah (psst… Haris has a crush). They call her the Princess of Politics, or something or other. She has gotten where she is today not siting on the papa’s lap – it belongs to Haris’s ex-idol – but by the Haris standards: ‘excellent, principled, convictions, academic, strong, young – a material.’

These Bangsa types … Aiya!

Or, if you’d prefer the exclamation, Holy Cow!

What’s matter with Haris? Why has he this political penchant for ‘young, excellent, strong’ women?

Superlatives, superlatives, superlatives.

‘Miracle’ Yeoh discloses: in saints per capita Malaysia sets a new record.

Haris convulsing over Hannah could be a mock interview, rehearsing to select his 20 Merry Men. Now, inside the interview room it is overhead:

Teresa Kok! Wake up! How old are you?

Teresa: Aaah… aaah….

Haris MacFirst: You wait outside, OK? You don’t call us. We call you.

Eli Wong, you next. Wake up!

Haris MacFirst: You ta’u cakap Bangsa ke? You what religion? Ada Oxbitch certificate? You ada kuat? Apa principles you ada?

Eli: Jangan macam tu. You and I friend, friend long time. Tolong la… bagi chance sikit ‘bang.

Haris MacFirst (leans over to Jaya and whispers): What you think? She okay? Material strong enough?

Haris MacFirst (whispers to Eyes Wide Open): Hey, boy, go get me satu Guinness. I want black, strong, very strong, and not so old. You got a fag?

Gasp… gasp…

NB: *Borrows from Hemingway’s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.

Mamak wants Wan Azizah Incarcerated ...

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Kesultanan Melayu adalah institusi Ketuanan Melayu didalam negara Malaysia ini.


Bilamana Presiden PKR berkata bahawa konsep “Ketuanan Melayu” wajib ditinggalkan kerana ia didakwa hanya slogan untuk memperdaya bangsa itu sendiri maka implikasi kenyataannya itu turut membawa akibat kepada kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu itu sendiri!

Kesultanan Melayu didalam negeri negeri di Semenanjung Tanah Melayu ini turut menjadi pelindung kepada kedudukan Agama Islam didalam Perlembagaan Malaysia.

Seandainya kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu yang menjadi lambang Ketuanan melayu ini diganggu gugat maka nasib umat Islam didalam Malaysia ini akan turut terancam kerana tidak akan ada lagi pihak yang mahu mempertahankan kepentingan umat ini.


Makanya orang orang Melayu yang beragama Islam mesti menentang cita cita PKR ingin menghapuskan hak hak Melayu dan kedudukan umat Islam didalam negara ini!

Saya kira kenyataan Presiden PKR Wan Azizah ini adalah terang terangan satu jenayah berat dan ia boleh disabitkan dengan kesalahan dibawah :

Akta Hasutan 1948. Akta 15 Bab 3.1 Kurungan (f) :

bagi mempersoalkan apa-apa perkara, hak, taraf,kedudukan, keistimewaan, kedaulatan atau prerogatif yang ditetapkan atau dilindungi oleh peruntukan
Bahagian III Perlembagaan Persekutuan atau Perkara 152, 153 atau 181 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.


Samada anda sedar atau pun tidak, sebarang kenyataan seperti yang dibuat oleh Wan Azizah atau sesiapa sahaja yang mencabar kedudukan istimewa orang orang Melayu dengan mempersoalkan 'Ketuanan Melayu' adalah secara tidak langsung sebenarnya mempersoalkan kedudukan Sultan Sultan dan Raja Melayu yang merupakan asas pemerintahan Raja Berparlimen didalam negara ini!


Kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu didalam Perlembagaan Malaysia menjamin akan kedudukan istimewa orang orang Melayu dan sebarang percubaan untuk menidakkan 'Ketuanan Melayu' ini adalah bererti sipenderhaka ini cuba menggulingkan kedudukan Kesultanan Melayu diwaktu yang sama.


Kesultanan Melayu itu adalah menjadi teras kerajaan berparlimen di Malaysia. Tidak ada perpisahan diantara Kesultanan Melayu, Kedudukan Agama Islam dan Ketuanan Melayu didalam Kerajaan Malaysia ini.


Wan Azizah boleh dikira sebagai pengkhianat kepada kepentingan orang orang Melayu yang menganut Agama Islam kerana sudah berani meminta agar kedudukan orang orang Melayu yang mengepalai Kesultanan Melayu dihapuskan!


Mengapakah Kementerian Dalam Negeri masih berdiam diri menyaksikan semua jenayah hasutan ini terbiar tanpa tindakan yang pantas dan tegas?


Tunjukkan lah bahawa KDN masih ujud dan bersiapsiaga mempertahankan kedudukan istimewa Kesultanan Melayu, Ketuanan Melayu dan Islam didalam negara ini dan bertindak lah terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang berani mengeluarkan kenyataan sebegini mahu menghapuskan hak hak umat Melayu Islam seMalaysia!

Saya percaya rata rata umat Islam Melayu seMalaysia tak mahu dengar sebarang 'amaran' lagi.

Ini sah sah satu kesalahan jenayah hasutan yang buktinya sudah saya sertakan didalam bentuk video di atas!

Apa KDN mahu menutup mata, memekakkan telinga dan diam membisu lagi?

Apabila Anjing Macam Aku Meyalak ... Mohd Ridhuan Tee

Fahami erti sebenar patriotisme — Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee

28 NOV — Setelah membaca berita terbaharu buletin parti-parti politik bukan Melayu, Malaysiakini dan The Malaysian Insider mengenai patriotisme, saya fikir kita sudah tidak rasional dan profesional dalam membincangkan isu ini.

Niat tersembunyi mereka semakin terserlah, termasuk menemubual bekas tentera bukan Melayu yang telah bersara, dengan provokasi tertentu, agar individu tertentu menjadi sasaran bagi mendapatkan political mileage. Apakah perancangan halus sebegini masih tidak dapat membuka mata hati kita?

Ternyata pemahaman mereka terhadap makna patriotisme tersasar jauh. Mereka begitu beriya-iya menonjolkan Malayan People’s Anti Japanese Army (MPAJA) sebagai ikon dan hujah kuat patriotisme. Hujah ini bukan sahaja tidak tepat, malah menyimpang dari sejarah sama sekali. Penubuhan MPAJA bukan untuk mempertahankan tanahair tetapi disebabkan oleh dendam dan permusuhan antara China dengan Jepun.

Fakta ini sepatutnya telah jelas, tetapi sengaja dimanipulasikan. MPAJA tidak ada kaitan dengan semangat patriotisme. MPAJA adalah komunis. Begitu juga dengan memberi nama muzium Sun Yat Sen oleh kerajaan Pulau Pinang. Apa kaitan Sun Yat Sen sejarah negara dan patriotisme? Tanyalah guru sejarah, jika itu bukan bidang kita. Saya harap PKR dan Pas tidak buta dengan pakatan ini dan mampu bersuara antara hak dengan batil.

Mengambil data kuno sebelum tahun 1971 dengan menunjukkan betapa ramainya bukan Melayu menyertai pasukan tentera menampakkan betapa sindrom ultra kiasu masih membelenggu kita. Ketika itu, kita baru sahaja mengecapi nikmat hidup tanpa dijajah dan semangat patriotisme begitu berkobar-kobar. Kini sudah lebih 40 tahun berlalu, rujuklah statistik terbaharu, barulah nampak lebih rasional dan tidak sangat untuk menegakkan benang basah. Lepas itu, buatlah kajian kenapa minat mereka begitu berkurang berbanding dahulu.

Seterusnya mereka berpendapat semangat patriotisme tidak hanya boleh dinilai dengan menyertai pasukan tentera, tetapi melalui pematuhan undang-undang, bekerja keras, berusaha mengumpul kekayaan dan membangunkan negara. Tidak ketinggalan tindakan menentang ketidakadilan dan kerajaan hari ini, juga tergolong dalam erti patriostime. Pemahaman seperti ini sekali lagi jauh tersasar.

Mereka mengukur patriotisme berasaskan benda atau materialistik, walhal makna patriotisme lebih daripada itu. Patriotisme melibatkan unsur kerohanian (agama), penyerahan jiwa raga sehingga nyawa sebagai gadaian. Ungkapan Khalid Al-Walid kepada pihak musuh di dalam satu peperangan adalah satu contoh jelas patriotisme. Katanya: “Orang-orang yang bersamaku ini mencintai mati (syahid) sebagaimana kamu mencintai hidup.”

Jelas sekali ketika itu, para mujahidin ini berjuang dengan penuh semangat, keberanian dan keimanan demi meninggikan kalimah Allah, agar agama, bangsa dan negara terbela. Patriotisme boleh sampai ke tahap jihad jika matlamatnya benar. Inilah faktor utama yang menyatukan umat Melayu Islam melalui kebangkitan nasionalisme menghalau penjajah sehingga ramai yang syahid mempertahankan Tanah Melayu.

Justeru, saya kurang setuju apabila definisi patriotisme disempitkan dengan menyamakan dengan definisi wathaniyyah atau cintakan negara sahaja. Benar, istilah patriotisme datang dari barat, tetapi tidakkah kita bertanggungjawab untuk mengislamisasikannya? Cinta kepada bangsa dan negara dibenarkan jika bertujuan untuk memelihara agama. Bacalah pendapat Ibnu Khaldun sama.

Rakyat Malaysia sepatutnya mengkaji kenapa Menteri Pertahanan berkata demikian? Apakah kaitannya semangat patriotisme dengan bidang ketenteraan (pasukan keselamatan)? Menyertai pasukan keselamatan melibatkan pengorbanan jiwa raga untuk agama dan negara. Adakah kita sanggup untuk melakukannya sekiranya kita diselubungi dengan kiasi atau takut mati? Saya harap mereka yang membangkitkannya boleh faham maksud tersebut.

Kita perlu membezakan antara makna patriotisme, nasionalisme dan taat setia, kerana ia saling berkaitan. Tidak ada patriotisme selagi tidak ada taat setia. Taat setia mesti diukur dari segi menghormati dan mematuhi kepada Perlembagaan negara terlebih dahulu.

Bukannya dengan berkata saya cintakan negara ini 1,000 kali atau menggunakan nama blogging seperti “Malaysian”, “I am Malaysian”, “Malaysian Heart”, atau melaungkan saya diperanakkan di sini dan membayar cukai dan sebagainya. Jika itulah hujahnya, buruh asing pun membayar cukai dalam bentuk “levi”. Setiap rakyat mesti taat setia kepada negara. Perlu nationalistik dan patriotik, barulah akan lahir patriotisme. Pada saya, tidak sukar untuk rakyat Malaysia bersatu jika mereka mempunyai semangat patriotisme yang tinggi.

Patriot adalah orang yang mempertahankan (memperjuangkan) kebebasan atau hak tanah air atau pembela negara, sehingga sanggup menggadaikan nyawa. Kesemua ini istilah jika diadunkan tidak bertentangan dengan Islam jika agama tidak di kesampingkan.

Persoalannya, di manakah patriotisme jika tidak ada taat setia dan rasa hormat kepada Perlembagaan negara termasuk peruntukan-peruntukan sensitif seperti Perkara 3(1) kedudukan agama Islam, Perkara 152, kedudukan Bahasa Melayu sebagai bahasa kebangsaan dan Perkara 153, Kedudukan istimewa Melayu dan Bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak serta kedudukan Raja-raja Melayu. Sebenarnya sudah terhakis taat setia, nasionalisme dan patriotisme apabila kita mempertikaikan kedaulatan perlembagaan tersebut. Mempertahankan perlembagaan bermakna mempertahankan kedaulatan negara.

Berpegang teguh kepada apa yang telah dipersetujui oleh pemimpin sebelum merdeka (kontrak sosial) dan dirakamkan di perlembagaan adalah nasionalisme. Nasionalisme atau “perasaan mencinta negara sendiri” perlu berpusat kepada perkataan “negara sendiri”. Bermakna, tidak ada lagi perasaan bangga kepada negara asal.

Tidak lagi mengagung-agungkan meningkatnya kuasa ekonomi China dan India, tetapi bolehlah digunakan sebagai contoh untuk berhujah dari segi akademik. Inilah bibit-bibit ke arah patriotisme. Termasuk juga melebihkan eksport lebih dari import supaya imbangan perdagangan

(balance of trade) menjadi baik bagi negara kita. Atau mengelakkan mengimport barangan atau perkhidmatan yang tidak berkualiti, sehinggalah mutu dan teknologi barangan di negara-negara tersebut diakui baik di peringkat antara bangsa.

Patriotisme memerlukan perasaan cinta yang amat mendalam terhadap tanah air dan mempertahankannya adalah satu kemestian (agama). Ini termasuk kesanggupan mengangkat senjata dan memerangi musuh apabila diisytiharkan, terutama ketika berlaku peperangan, termasuk juga yang tidak diisytiharkan atau undeclared war. Misalnya, Konfrontasi Malaysia-Indonesia ketika cadangan penubuhan Malaysia 1963.

Apakah ukuran patriotisme jika jumlah yang sanggup berkhidmat dalam pasukan keselamatan hanya sekelumit? Lebih menyedihkan lagi ada yang tidak mahu mengaku sebagai rakyat Malaysia apabila berada di luar negara. Mereka lebih selesa menggunakan nama bangsa sahaja, kerana dengan sebutan bangsa itu sudah boleh membawa dua makna iaitu bangsa itu sendiri dan negara asal.

Sama juga respons yang diberikan apabila Kempen Sekolah Satu Sistem mencadangkan suatu Bangsa Malaysia yang kukuh dan bersepadu berasaskan satu bahasa serta satu sekolah untuk semua. Belum apa-apa lagi pertubuhan-pertubuhan perkauman ini membantah sekeras-kerasnya dan mengeluarkan kata-kata mengarut seperti “a nation within a nation”, “multi-nation state” dan sebagainya.

Justeru, sudah sampai masanya Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan serta Kementerian Pelajaran, memberi penerangan sepenuhnya kepada rakyat. Jelaskan makna taat setia, nasionalisme dan patriotisme yang sebenar. Sekurang-kurangnya, konsep-konsep asas ini perlu diserapkan dalam mata pelajaran sejarah apabila ia mula diperkenalkan sebagai subjek di sekolah-sekolah mulai tahun 2013.

Mengikut statistik tahun 2005 pula, mereka yang ditempatkan dalam perkhidmatan awam berasaskan kaum adalah, Melayu 77.4 peratus, Cina 9.37 peratus dan India 5.14 peratus. Berbanding tahun 1971, angka kaum Cina dalam perkhidmatan awam adalah sebanyak 20.2 peratus. Dalam tempoh 35 tahun, angka ini menurun 10 peratus. Kini, kaum Cina dalam perkhidmatan polis berada pada aras di bawah 3 peratus. Salah siapa? Fikirkan secara rasional daripada menyalahkan orang lain.

Lagi pula, berdasarkan kajian oleh MCA tahun 2007, menunjukkan bahawa orang Cina memang tidak berminat untuk berkhidmat dalam sektor awam sebagai kakitangan bawahan. Kalau adapun yang berminat, mereka hanya akan memilih sektor yang banyak memberikan pulangan besar yang berpangkat tinggi. Misalnya dalam perkhidmatan polis, daripada 250 belia-belia yang dikaji, lebih 80 peratus mahukan jawatan inspektor berbanding jawatan konstabel. Kajian ini menunjukkan bahawa orang Cina tidak mahu berada pada kedudukan pangkat rendah. Mereka mahukan kedudukan yang lebih tinggi. Lagipun profesion mempunyai kaitan rapat dengan sikap kiasi atau takut mati

Berbeza dengan orang Islam, kita percaya dalam patriotisme itu terungkap konsep jihad, tanpa mengambil kira soal pangkat dan darjat. Jihad yang paling besar adalah mempertahankan agama, diikuti bangsa dan negara. Inilah faktor yang kuat menyatukan umat Islam terdahulu sehingga sanggup berkorban nyawa. Malangnya hari ini, kita asyik bergaduh dan bertelagah. Kita sanggup mengkafirkan konsep patriotisme dan nasionalisme, mengatakan ia adalah perancangan barat untuk memporak-peranda umat Islam sehingga kita tidak dapat bersatu. Sedangkan ia hanyalah satu istilah yang didefinisikan oleh barat secara sekular tanpa mengaitkannya dengan agama. Justeru, menjadi kewajipan kepada kita untuk mengIslamkannya, bukan mengkafirkannya hanya kerana ia datang daripada barat? Inilah sebenarnya punca kepada perpecahan umat Islam. — Mingguan Malaysia

* Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, Pensyarah Kanan, Kumpulan Penyelidik Politik dan Peradaban Islam, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, merangkap Setiausaha Agong, Dewan Perdagangan Islam Malaysia.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.



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Teresa elected Selangor DAP chief in narrow win


PETALING JAYA, Nov twenty-eight Selangor Executive Councillor Teresa Kok was inaugurated a state DAP authority today, after a brand brand new cabinet met to name brand brand new bureau bearers.

Kok, however, was usually upheld by 8 of a fifteen cabinet members, notwithstanding a feat of 10 of her group members.Her rival, Selangor Assembly Speaker Teng Chang Khim managed to get seven votes.This is zero for me, as well as it was finished through tip balloting, pronounced Kok (picture) when forked out which she won a chairmanship by a infancy of usually a single vote.Teng, however, was done vice-chairman along with incumbent Charles Santiago, who is additionally a Klang MP.

Ng Suee Lim, a single of four Teng allies in a committee, was done assistant secretary.That is because all these years we have been pushing for approach election. Today we can see there is a need for it, pronounced Teng who had progressing performed more votes compared to Kok in a state cabinet election.Teng forked out which he successfully pushed for approach choosing of bureau bearers in a DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) when he was leading a wing.Meanwhile no preference has been done either to co-opt defeated Selangor senior manager councillor Ronnie Liu.We did not co-opt one more members in a past. It has always been fifteen cabinet members, pronounced Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua who defended his post as a state emissary chairman.

Former state authority Ean Yong Hian Wah was inaugurated secretary, while Kampung Tunku representative Lau Weng San was done a organising secretary.

Teratai representative Jenice Lee, who progressing won a highest votes in a cabinet election, was appointed broadside secretary.Subang Jaya representative Hannah Yeoh, defended her post as a treasurer.Todays state celebration choosing has been a many divisive for a Selangor DAP as it came only months after a sacking of successful grassro! ots pers onality Tee Boon Hock.

Tee was afterwards an MPK councillor as well as additionally a member of a local authoritys tender board when he allegedly signed a support letter for his sons association to obtain a contract.

Liu was additionally concerned in a liaison though successfully distanced himself as well as became a target of Tees supporters campaign in a state celebration election.Tee afterwards mobilised his supporters to behind Teng, with a campaign message which a state supervision of which DAP is part of has alienated celebration grassroots in preference creation process.

Azmin attacks Najib, rejects Malay supremacy


PETALING JAYA, Nov 28 Newly inaugurated PKR emissary boss Azmin Ali questioned a legitimacy of Datuk Seri Najib Razak care as budding apportion today, as well as proclaimed his partys rejecting of Umnos Malay supremacist position.Taking an assertive stand in his brand new purpose as a comparison personality in his party, Azmin forked out which Najib did not have a charge from a open or from Umno members.

Azmin (picture) pronounced which Najib was never inaugurated as Prime Minister as well as pronounced a budding apportion is nonetheless to be tested in an Umno election.We should not forget which Najib never stood for election. Utusan attend to this, Najib never stood for election. He was allocated by Dr Mahathir as a emissary budding minister. They afterwards threw Abdullah Badawi out. He became budding apportion since he was allocated as well as not elected. This is since he is not dauntless to face his own celebration members, he pronounced during his winding-up speech during a partys inhabitant gathering here.

He pronounced unlike PKR where any member has a single vote, a Umno care usually received their charge from 0.07 per cent out of a 3.4 million celebration members.He additionally ridiculed Najibs 1 Malaysia, accusing Umno as well as Barisan Nasional (BN) of continuing to acquit racist policies in its administration.If you wish a nation as well as people to march brazen afterwards you contingency safeguard a finish of racist policies brought by Umno as well as BN. The inhabitant bulletin should be formed upon needs not upon race. This is really important.

We contingency not be defensive when you wish to reject a concept of Malay supremacy. Even though a media have relentlessly pounded us which you have been traitors since you wish to reject Malay leverage though I wish to broadcast currently which you will reject Malay supremacy. We will carry people power to turn a basis o! f a part ys struggle, he said.Azmin pronounced celebration members have a self-assurance to disintegrate BN as well as constraint Putrajaya.

We contingency safeguard a clarity of conviction. We have been assured not since you have been paid. We have been assured not since you will get senatorship. But you have been assured since if you do not action now afterwards all a systems in this nation under Barisan Nasional will worsen, he said.He added which open gratification should be measured not by competition though by needs.The Indian community is bad in a estate, Malay community is bad in a villages as well as a Chinese have been additionally bad in towns. This is a responsibility of PKR to assistance all races together with Bumiputera Sabah as well as Sarawak, he said.

Azmin pronounced which he is not apologetic with his stance since it is a open which will confirm a destiny of a nation as well as party.I am not apologetic as well as is not worried with attacks by Utusan Malaysia since those which determine a destiny of a nation as well as a celebration is not Utusan Malaysia as well as TV3 though a Malaysian people of opposite races, he said.Azmin denied which PKR consists of traitors as well as was anti-Malay since it wants to abolish Malay supremacist policies.

We wish to assistance a Malays though usually Malays with grace though not Malays which practices rent seeking, nepotism similar to Umno as well as Barisan Nasional, he said.If you ask Umno leaders who do they think have been a genuine Malay patriots? What will be their answer? Rosmah Mansor, he said.Azmin was officially announced currently as PKRs emissary boss after defeating his usually contender, Mustaffa Kamil Ayub, with 19,543 votes.The third contender, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, withdrew from a emissary presidential competition after claiming rascal in a partys first approach election.Zaid additionally quit PKR as well as claimed a celebration had failed to defend approved principles.

Umno is scared of us, says Anwar


PETALING JAYA, Nov twenty-eight Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed currently which Umno was peaceful to do anything to ensure a failure of PKR as a ruling Malay political celebration feared his partys growing popularity.

The PKR de facto leader pronounced a success of todays PKR inhabitant association showed which Umno had failed in a relentless attacks opposite a celebration for a past twelve years.This is their greatest beating because a association has been a big success as well as those in attendance have been from more than 95 percent of a celebration branches.Umno is right away not confident. During a parliamentary debates, they do not repudiate which they have been hurtful though instead say which Pakatan Rakyat is hurtful as well. They do not have a tall dignified belligerent to urge great governance in Umno as well as Barisan Nasional. It is gone. That is because you contingency be patient, he pronounced during his winding-up speech at a partys inhabitant association here.He pronounced which celebration members contingency be assured as well as not let new defections be a reversal for PKR.

We contingency be assured as well as consistent in all of a actions. We didnt win 2008 because a claimant quality was not good. When you were assured which you will win Putrajaya, they supported us. But when you failed, they jumped. It shows which they usually longed for contracts. That is because it is great which they jumped so you can cleanse a party, he said.

This is a tragedy for a Malays articulate about championing a rights of Malays whilst a infancy of a Malays live in abject poverty as well as continues to be marginalized though it is equally shameful for those non-Malays who choose to urge a injustice as well as racism of a Malay clique in Umno, he said.He forked out which 96.7 per cent of a population vital under a poverty line have been Malays.

What sort of Malay supremacy is this? We should in! stead an nul a subject of ethnicity as well as compromise a complaint of poverty. Those which will benefit have been of course a poor; a Malays as well as Bumiputera in a villages, Indians in a estates as well as Chinese in towns. That is what you should focus on, he said.

However, Anwar certified which there have been still weaknesses in a party.What is a point of becoming a reformist celebration if you have been not seeking to improve ourselves. This can be a agenda of a destiny as well as not usually aphorism or rhetoric. Are you perfect? No, though you have been able to urge a partys integrity, he said.He also acknowledged which there were no representative from Sarawak as well as usually two from Sabah in a celebration leadership though he promised to redress a situation.

Gerakan & PKR - 40 years of Darkness?


Now that his funeral is over, I suppose we should remind ourselves of the legacy Lim Chong Eu and his 1969 colleagues had provided us 40 years ago. The Gerakan Party then (and I stressed on then wakakaka) was the first non socialist party to come together with a brilliant multiracial (or no-race oriented) political party to defeat the Perikatan (Barisan Naisonals predecessor) in Penang.

Gerakan Party and its DAP, PPP and PAS allies (yes, PAS was part of the bloc that had an election understanding, though it was not a coalition in the mode of todays Pakatan) overturned the Malaysian political world, where people saw the vulnerability of the Perikatan just a mere 12 years after Merdeka, perhaps in the same way many Asians saw the less-than-invincibility of the British after it was trounced drastically by the Japanese during WWII.

May 13 had to occur for a very shaken UMNO. Both Selangor and Perak were slipping through its hands. The inevitable, for these two states, as well as a Gerakan-turned-BN controlled Penang, to slip from BN hands had to wait for another 40 years.

Note: I have not mentioned much about Kelantan and Terengganu as control of these two states were generally within PAS reach and have certainly changed hands. As many suspect, the politics of Sabah and Sarawak had more to do with the UMNO central government keeping them out of Catholic hands and the threats of secession. Sabahs Donald Stephens converted to Islam becoming (the late) Fuad Stephens but Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Sarawaks (the late) Stephen Kalong Ningkan remained Christians.

The 1969-Gerakan and its allies DAP, PPP and PAS won handsomely on 10 May 1969 for two reasons, namely (no, it had nothing to do with Hindraf leading the way as hubristic Uthayakumar, bro & supporters would constantly us, wakakaka), namely:

(1) The voters (not just Chinese and Indians but Malays as well) were thoroughly fed up with the UMNO-led coalition of Perikatan, and ready for a ch! ange.

(2) The opposition had a no-split vote understanding. This was slightly different from the current vote anyone except BN which developed into vote Pakatan, a frightening prospect for UMNO and its kutus.

After Lim Chong Eu took Gerakan into BN, the 1969 political supernova was followed by 40 years of weak opposition, played mainly by DAP and PAS.

Today, its easy to criticise Dr Lim for his action with the advantage of 40 years hindsight, as Terence Netto of Malaysiakini had done in his article He read the tides well, but not deeply. Dr Lim had to consider the well-being of Penangites in the wake of a horrendous May 13 and the very likelihood of a Perikatan federal government (running the emergency NOC) sabotaging his fledging government, as todays UMNO is attempting ceaselessly to do to Lim GEs Pakatan state government of Penang. The only difference is that today Lim GE has the advantage of living in a more globalised and internationally smaller world and thus indirectly enjoying its protection.

OK, back to the last 40 years of Malaysia The BN government with increasing oil revenue, profligate spending and unexplainable and obscene lifestyle by many BN leaders (leadership by terrible example) led to unfettered and deep rooted corruption. Everyone, from politician to policeman, wants not only to get rich but obscenely rich, and pretty pronto too. And why not for the poor mata-mata, when they could see plainly some fat cats living in palatial mansions, like a once railway gate keeper or a dentist?

When the law was found to be not suitable for UMNOs requirements, it raped the Constitution at will, changing its Articles as and when it liked. Then, Lim Kit Siangs greatest wish was humble, to only deny the BN its 2/3 majority so as to stop the violation of the Constitution. Today, Lims ambition has grown beyond the magic 2/3 majority.

The inevitable consequence of the 40 years of Dark Interregnum since 1969 witnessed continuous and increasin! g UMNO a varice, arrogance and aggression. Their political leaders rode roughshod over everyone including their non-Malay allies. Ketuanan Melayu UMNO was at its peak. MCA and PPP were figuratively slapped more than once by UMNO. Kayveas and his PPP were personally and publicly humiliated by Ali Rustam. The voters were by then disgusted with UMNO and the silent and subservient MCA, Gerakan, PPP and MIC.

Thus the voters wanted to change the government.

At the same time, the opposition were ready with a political memorandum of understanding a la 1969, namely, not to split votes. The difficult job of seats sharing was nonetheless achieved, though recently doubts have been raised as to PKRs real membership numbers.

08 March 2008 was exactly like 10 May 1969. Pakatan was the equivalent of Gerakan and its friends of 1969 (DAP, PPP and PAS).

But what about the coming 13th general election? Can Pakatan maintain the two following factors, namely:

(1) The voters will be ready and want to change the federal government.

(2) The opposition has a no-split vote understanding.

Lets discuss the second factor first. I believe it is achievable. In fact, itll be more than just not splitting votes as the several by-elections since 08 March 2008 have shown that the Pakatan allies could actually marshal votes for each other from their respective supporters.

The only spoiler to the no-split vote strategy will be mosquito parties like Uthayakumar's HRP. Yes, I believe they may deny Pakatan (especially DAP) a few seats. Mind you, HRP does not have the sort of numbers they imagine to be commanding as many Indians have already returned to the BN fold, wakakaka, so its deliberate intention to damage DAP's prospects may not be that effective or significant.

What about the first factor? Obviously we have been aware of Najibs campaigning, though UMNO has been careful to assure its heartland it hasnt abandoned its ketuanan Melayu policy by frequent spurts of bigotry, through its (pre! tend) ma verick politician-leaders, civil servants and the insidious seditious Utusan and other mouthpieces.

On the Pakatan side, I see its Achilles heel, lamentably the fallout from the PKR's shameful scandalous party polls, where complaints against vote rigging were blatantly ignored while complainants were labelled as traitors. It took no meaningful or sincere actions until eons later for Anwar Ibrahim to come up with a promise to deal with each complaint, a promise of action grudgingly brought about by the very serious threat from the damage done to PKR unity, though I believe like his reformasi call, its just nothing more than just lip service, again.

If one can forgive the second terrible trio of Dr Wan Azizah, Dr Syed Husin and Dr Molly Cheah, can one the principal terrible trio of Anwar, Azmin and Saifuddin?

Today PKR is a house divided, very very much divided. As Jonson Chong warned Dr Wan Azizah: If the president still does not take some serious action to remedy this situation, then Im afraid the partys days may be numbered with or without a new line-up. And let me unequivocally state that I am not addressing the de facto leader on this matter because I no longer recognise the validity of that position.

And as I wrote in my previous post: Jonson's last paragraph requires urgent attention but I doubt Dr Wan Azizah has the will, willingness and wibawa (authority) to take action.

Alas, PKR has proven itself to be nothing more than a cult party. I fear its effect on Pakatan will be the same as Gerakan joining BN in 1972. It may bring upon us another 40 years of the Dark Age.

Samy Vellu’s refusal to let go


Mariam Mokhtar, Malaysia Chronicle

Samy Vellu, the MIC president since 1979 is not someone who tolerates dissent within the ranks. He also despises those who question his decision-making.

When he announced that his deputy G Palanivel will take over as a full-fledged president without having to be elected, it appears that Samy Vellu is unwilling to let go and wants to wield influence via his proxy.

Samy Vellu said that Palanivel did not need to be elected president as the party constitution allowed him to be promoted. But this ascension will cause more ructions within the party.

Samy Vellu once wielded the party stick when he sacked V. Mugilan, the party deputy Youth chief, for allegedly working against the interest of the party.

Mugilan delivered a stinging allegation that Samy Vellu’s presence was detrimental to both MIC and BN: “Samy Vellu is the biggest stumbling block. He is the reason we lost the Indian votes (in the last general election)”.

Within hours of making this remark, Mugilan, who was unsuccessful in staging a coup against Samy Vellu, was swiftly and decisively removed.

Back in May, when the problems with his Youth chief emerged, the veteran politician promised a smooth transition of power and said, “I want all party members to know that the transformation of MIC will continue. The transition of power in the MIC would be smooth.”

Come November, Samy Vellu’s broken promise and elevation of Palanivel to president is hardly going to appease the party. Members will feel that without proper elections, Palanivel has no right to be their leader.

Ever since Samy Vellu lost in his Sungai Siput constituency in 2008, his insecurities have been more pronounced. Even former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad alluded to Samy Vellu’s desperation to cling onto power, “One should not overstay one's welcome”.

Petaling Jaya Selatan division head V Subramaniam, better known as Barat Maniam, was sacked after criticising Samy Vellu over the senatorships that were awarded. He described MIC as being in a ‘critical state’: “MIC is no more a party that represents the Indian community in Malaysia. In fact, it has already become Samy Vellu family's party. Just look at the current positions in MIC.”

There were other growing voices of dissent within the MIC central working committee (CWC). Amongst them, G Kumar Aman claimed to represent thousands of Indian youths demanding Samy Vellu's resignation.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Umno are also widely believed to blame Samy Vellu for MIC's dismal performance during the last general election, when Indian votes shifted to the opposition.

With the general election looming over the horizon, and ever mindful of the MIC being portrayed as a dispirited and disunited party with Samy Vellu at the helm, has Najib offered Samy Vellu special dispensation as envoy for infrastructure with ministerial rank to India and several other South Asian countries, only if he were to vacate his presidency?

When asked what his greatest disappointment was throughout his long te­­nure, Samy Vellu mentioned the fractured relationship with his former deputy president S. Subra­maniam and described his “inability to work with me.”

He said, “He contested against me twice. Otherwise today, he would have been the president of the MIC”.

Is Palanivel the new president because Samy Vellu was piqued that Subramaniam had dared to challenge his authority?

If that is the case, then Palanivel was chosen not on his finer qualities, but because of the swaying emotions of an old man.

Samy Vellu’s latest decision has managed to tarnish his own reputation and credibility further. It can be added to the long list of accusations of nepotism and cronyism and the known scandals related to the various shares issues.

If Palanivel had any self-respect, he should put himself up for election in true democratic fashion. Meanwhile, Najib should re-evaluate his decision to send Samy Vellu as envoy because his credentials thus far, are not something Malaysians are proud of.

Dr Ayam certified halal PKR member


PKR CONGRESS It’s official: ex-MCA's Lee Chong Meng is PKR Bukit Bintang chief, and shows up to cluck about his delegate’s status.


Former Bukit Bintang MCA division chief Dr Lee Chong Meng's status in PKR was finally confirmed publicly today when he attended the PKR national congress as a division delegate.

lee chong meng pkr agmLee said that he is recognised as the division chief and was among 12 delegates from the division present at the party congress in Petaling Jaya today.

When approached by reporters, Lee was proudly displaying his delegate accreditation card to prove his status in the party.

Lee, a veterinarian and popularly known as 'Doctor Ayam', said that the controversy over his status as a PKR member was caused by his rivals.

"In the past, there were party leaders who questioned by qualifications as a member... it's a small issue. Some leaders caused a stir in the media.

"Nevertheless, I have never received any letter from the party headquarters questioning me," he said.

NONELee was sacked from MCA on Oct 5 over allegations of financial impropriety.

Following this, he had given the press three different dates for his entry to PKR - sometime in January, Sept 25 and Oct 7.

His PKR membership came into question when he contested and won the Bukit Bintang PKR division chief's post.

Under party rules, a member is not allowed to contest for party posts unless he has been with the party for six months.

Some PKR leaders are upset over Lee's purported membership due to his unfavourable past. Some have even claimed that Lee had previously committed domestic violence.

Nurul Izzah eats cake

In another development, newly-elected PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar held a symbolic cake-eating event outside the congress venue during the lunch break.

nurul izzah eating birthday cake pkr agmShe said that this was an extension of an event on Nov 16 in several locations nationwide to celebrate the one-month anniversary of a Facebook campaign to protest against government plans to build the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka tower in Kuala Lumpur.

In the earlier event, some venues saw the police outnumbering the participants who had simply been invited to celebrate over some cake. However, no untoward incidents were reported.

"Is this wrong? Whats wrong? Does the cake lack halal certification? Was it because there was no police permit to eat cake?" asked Nurul Izzah, who is also the MP for Lembah Pantai, a Kuala Lumpur seat.

The short event saw Nurul Izzah distributing five cakes and 300 cupcakes in a short span of five minutes.


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Nabil Raja Lawak Bercium Mulut?




(PIC) NAbiL BERCIUM ni is it really superimpose...??? jom kita terjah tgk org kaji...
Tersentak kami bila mendapat keratan akhbar yang menampilkan adegan cium mulut sepasang kekasih yang kelihatan seperti Nabil & Qasha sebentar tadi.

Walau bagaimana pun, Nabil menafikan kedua-dua individu tersebut ialah wajahnya & Qasha. Seperti yang kami jangkakan, teknik superimpose menjadi alasan paling cliche oleh selebriti ini.

Kemungkinan besar, alasan yang diberikan oleh Nabil itu ada benarnya

As Samy Vellu nears exit, Palanivel given faint praise


Samy Vellu could still call the shots after his retirement, said an aide. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — “Maintain party unity and stability” will be MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu’s parting words to the party’s powerful Central Working Committee (CWC) members at their meeting on December 6.

Samy Vellu, who is expected to hand over the party’s leadership to his deputy, Datuk G. Palanivel soon after the CWC meeting, said he would stress on the need for the party to maintain an effective leadership and preserve unity to ensure MIC’s survival.

“I want them to maintain a strong working relationship so that the party can function effectively,” he said when interviewed by RTM’s Minnal FM Tamil radio station here today.

Samy Vellu who had announced that he would chair his last CWC meeting on December 6, also said he would urge party members to give their full backing to Palanivel.

The former works minister described Palanivel (right), his former press secretary, as “a dedicated and pious person.”

“He may not be as tough as me in running the party, but he can be tough at times. I believe he can do the job and I want all members to give him their support,” he said.

Samy Vellu said unity has to be maintained by all quarters in the party to ensure the MIC continued to represent the Indian community and deliver the Indian votes to the Barisan Nasional in the next general election.

“It is vital that the MIC remains strong, vibrant and effective to continue fighting for the rights of the community. This can only happen if there is an effective leadership, and stability,” he said.

Observers said Samy Vellu’s remarks could be taken as cautioning party leaders from engaging in power tussle, especially in the run-up to the MIC elections in 2012. Although Samy Vellu had refused to accept the post of party advisor after handing over the presidency to Palanivel as suggested by certain MIC leaders, it is believed that he would closely monitor the situation.

According to an aide, Samy Vellu would “move in” should there be a power tussle or attempt to destabilise the MIC.

“Samy Vellu would still command the respect and support of a sizeable number of (MIC) branch and divisional chairmen, and in the 2012 party elections, he could still call the shots,” the aide said.

Samy Vellu took over the helm of the party in 1979 from the late Tan Sri V. Manickavasagam. — Bernama

'PKR leaders must answer to polls irregularities'


PKR CONGRESS The issue continues to simmer through today’s debates, with calls for continued investigation into all complaints.


As expected, the recently concluded party election was still on the delegates' minds and was a major feature in the debates during the PKR annual congress today.

While many have called for the party to close ranks now that the election has come to an end, several delegates are still putting a spotlight on the allegations of malpractice and irregularities that had surfaced.

pkr congress 271110 zulkifli ibrahimPerak delegate and state information chief Zulkifli Ibrahim questioned the impartiality of the central elections committee (CEC) appointed by the party secretariat.

“Is the CEC truly fair and independent, and not controlled by people in the leadership? Will they really investigate each and every complaint, or will it just end up under the table?

“If the results of the investigations are not followed up to the complainants, then they're not free nor fair,” he said during the debate.

Zulkifli declared that he loved the party and will defend it to the world's end if it was truly a fair party, but cautioned that PKR's survival depends on whether the allegations raised can be clarified.

“Even now that the party elections have ended, the party leadership should continue probing the claims,” he said, recounting how his own complaints have not been attended to.

“Leaders are also now too busy to go down to the ground. They are even too busy to answer phone calls. Three years is not too long a term. If they refuse to buck up, we will know what to do with them,” he said.

pkr congress 271110 crowdZulkifli also gave a wake up call that the party has strayed from the agenda of reformation.

“The party is not for (Anwar Ibrahim) or whoever. The sentiments regarding PKR is low due to promises unfulfilled,” he said.

“PKR leaders call for reformasi but the party has failed to reform unlike BN parties which are now reforming, evident from BN's recent wins in several by-elections. We are at the risk of losing the states we won in the last general election.”

Zulkifli had been one of the key figures in raising the alarm bells on the electoral process in Perak - where its liaison chairperson Mustaffa Kamil Ayub was in running for deputy presidency - even issuing an ultimatum for the party to stop the polls immediately.

'Cap campaign expenditure'

Meanwhile Youth delegate Lee Khai Loon - known to be aligned to Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin - was gentler in his reprimand.

um pro-m talk 05022010 03 lee khai loon“Although there were many positive aspects from our first ever direct elections which we have to give credit for, a lot problems have risen for the voters and candidates,” said Lee during his speech.

“This is important, we have to reflect and find the best solution in implementing an even better election in the future.”

He outlined several suggestions for the party leadership, among which was a campaign expenditure cap for candidates.
“For example, the presidential candidate should spend not more than RM200,000 in campaigning. We need to put ceiling costs on things and this will lessen the money politics,” he said.

He also said that all of the candidates should be made to sign an integrity pact.

“I know that some people know not follow the pact even if their signature is on it. But this should serve as a reminder to be honest,” he said.


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Longer language classes for pupils

By Roy See Wei Zhi, New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: In an effort to strengthen their command of English and Bahasa Malaysia, primary pupils in vernacular schools will receive extra periods for both subjects from next year.

The period for English lessons will be extended from 60 minutes a week to 150 minutes. Bahasa Malaysia will be taught for more than 300 minutes a week.

In national primary schools, the teaching of Bahasa Malaysia will be extended to 330 minutes a week from 240 minutes.

The move is being initiated under the Upholding the Malay Language, Strengthening Command of English policy, or MBMMBI.

Schools will have to provide a more conducive environment for children to learn the two languages, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong yesterday.

He said a survey was conducted among 32 vernacular schools nationwide in the form of a competition to gauge the level of proficiency in the two languages.

"Through the survey's report, we found that there is still a lot of room for improvement, especially in the learning of the two languages by primary schoolchildren."

Wee said of the 32 vernacular schools surveyed, primary pupils in Selangor were better in Bahasa Malaysia than English on average, with 49 per cent of them scoring well in Bahasa listening tests compared with 25 per cent for English.

However, the pupils did better in English vocabulary and grammar tests compared with Bahasa Malaysia.

The survey also doubled as a competition to see who among all pupils in the 32 schools had the best command in both languages.

It involved Year One to Five pupils who were evaluated in their own groups.

Yip Ren Wei of SJK(C) Puay Chai 2 scored the highest in the Year One category.

Joey Chew Lue Bei of SJK(C) Sungai Buloh emerged as the Year Two champion and the Year Three winner was Marcus Wong Ke Lun, also from SJK(C) Puay Chai 2.

The upper primary champions were Gan Chern Xin of SJK(C) Desa Jaya (Year Four) and Hong Kar Sern of SJK(C) Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Year Five).

All five pupils received a trophy, certificate and RM500 each.

First and second runners-up for each year also received a trophy, a certificate and RM300 and RM100, respectively.

There were five special awards for students in each year who did not achieve podium scores. They each received a trophy, certificate and RM50.

There were also 12 consolation prize winners for each year. They were each given a trophy, certificate and RM20. Wee presented the prizes to the pupils.


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Sukan Asia: Tahniah Tapi Berjaga-jagalah

A Kadir Jasin

TAHNIAH dan terima kasih kepada Pasukan Sukan Asia kita kerana mencatatkan kejayaan yang boleh kita banggakan.

Sebenarnya kita boleh jika kita mahu. Yang menjadi masalah adalah sikap ahli sukan kita dan pengurusan sukan negara yang terlalu dipolitikkan.

Pasukan Malaysia menduduki tempat ke-10 dalam kiraan pingat emas daripada 45 buah negara dan wilayah yang mengambil bahagian. Ahli sukan Malaysia memperoleh 41 pingat kesemuanya iaitu sembilan emas, 18 perak dan 14 gangsa.

Tuan rumah, Republik Rakyat China mendahului dengan 416 pingat diikuti Korea Selatan dengan 232 pingat, Jepun (216), Iran (59), Kazakhstan (79), India (64), Taiwan (67), Uzbekistan (56) dan Thailand (52).

Hakikat bahawa China mendapat tempat pertama tidaklah memeranjatkan. Bukan sahaja ia tuan rumah, tetapi berupa negara terbesar di dunia. Kalau dikira bilangan pingat yang diperolehnya berbanding jumlah penduduk, nisbahnya adalah sebuah pingat bagi setiap 3.2 juta orang. Penduduk China dianggarkan 1.34 bilion.

Bagi Malaysia, nisbahnya adalah satu pingat bagi setiap 689,036 orang penduduk. Berdasarkan bilangan penduduk, Malaysia lebih berjaya daripada China.

Dengan 64 pingat, nisbah India adalah satu pingat bagi setiap 18.6 juta penduduk.

Di kalangan negara yang menduduki tempat 10 ke atas, Korea Selatan paling cemerlang. Ia menang 232 pingat atau sebuah bagi setiap 214,539 orang penduduk.

Tapi jangan lupa Hong Kong. Walaupun HK sebahagian daripada negeri China, tapi sebagai Wilayah Pentadbiran Istimewa (SAR) ia menghantar kontinjen sendiri. Dengan ! 40 pinga t, nisbah Hong Kong adalah satu pingat bagi setiap 176,530 orang penduduk.

Taiwan, sebuah lagi wilayah berbangsa Cina, mendapat 67 pingat menjadikan nisbahnya satu pingat bagi setiap 345,536 orang penduduk. Manakala Singapura, juga negara majoriti Cina, nisbahnya adalah satu pingat bagi setiap 298,629 orang penduduk.

Jadi, walaupun Malaysia mengatasi China dari aspek nisbah penduduk dengan bilangan pingat, tetapi kalah kepada Hong Kong, Singapura dan Taiwan.

Nisbah Malaysia, bagaimanapun, mengatasi Indonesia (1:9,136,780), Filipina (1:5,875,820) dan Negeri Thai (1:1,289,807).

Kesimpulannya, walaupun kita berjaya memecahkan rekod kita sendiri dan menduduki tangga ke-10 dalam kiraan pingat emas, namun kita masih belum memanfaatkan sepenuh potensi yang ada.

Amaran Ketua Pengarah Majilis Sukan Negara, Kolples Embong, mengenai pergantungan kepada squash dan bowling sangat tepat.

Lima daripada sembilan pingat emas Malaysia disumbangkan oleh peserta squash dan bowling. Dua sukan ini mungkin digugurkan daripada Sukan Asia di Incheon, Korea Selatan, pada 2014.

Takut-takut tanpa squash dan bowling, prestasi Malaysia di Incheon nanti tidak sebaik di Guangzhou.

Hanya dengan latihan yang lebih kemas dan pencarian bakat yang bersungguh-sungguh bermula dari sekolah rendah, Malaysia berpotensi menjadi negara sukan yang lebih cemerlang di arena antarabangsa.

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Najib pays last respects to Chong Eu


GEORGE TOWN: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak paid his last respects today to the late former chief minister of Penang Dr Lim Chong Eu.

Najib arrived at Dewan Seri Pinang here, where Lim's body was lying in state, at 10.15am, accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Koh Tsu Koon and several cabinet ministers including Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai and Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen.

The prime minister paid tribute to Lim, saying he had contributed a lot towards national unity.

He was a leader who cared a lot for the future of the country and this was exemplified when he led Gerakan to join Barisan Nasional in 1972, Najib said.

"He chose BN as the best platform, for the future of Penang and the country," Najib told reporters.

He said Lim had also brought Gerakan to join the BN because he was confident of the leadership of Tun Abdul Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia at that time.

"He will be remembered by the country and the people," he said.

Lim, who died on Wednesday, was Penang chief minister for 21 years from 1969 to 1990.

He was an MCA president for a year before leaving the party and led Gerakan for nine years from 1971. - Bernama

Party unity is paramount, says Samy


KUALA LUMPUR: "Maintain party unity and stability" would be MIC president S Samy Vellu's parting words to the party's powerful Central Working Committee members at their meeting on Dec 6.

Samy Vellu, who is expected to hand over the party's leadership to his deputy G Palanivel soon after the CWC meeting, said he would stress on the need for the party to maintain an effective leadership and preserve unity to ensure MIC's survival.

"I want them to maintain a strong working relationship so that the party can function effectively," he said when interviewed by RTM's Minnal FM Tamil radio station.

Samy Vellu, who became party chief in 1979, announced that he would chair his last CWC meeting on Dec 6. He also said that he would urge party members to give their full backing to Palanivel.

The former works minister described Palanivel, his former press secretary, as "a dedicated and pious person."

"He may not be as tough as me in running the party, but he can be tough at times. I believe he can do the job and I want all members to give him their support," he said.

Samy Vellu said unity must be maintained by all quarters in the party to ensure MIC continued to represent the Indian community and deliver the votes to Barisan Nasional in the next general election.

Observers said Samy Vellu's remarks could be taken as cautioning party leaders from engaging in a power tussle, especially in the run-up to the MIC election in 2012.

Although Samy Vellu had refused to accept the post of party advisor after handing over the presidency to Palanivel as suggested by certain MIC leaders, it is believed that he would closely monitor the situation.

Samy to "move in" if there is trouble

According to an aide, Samy Vellu would "move in" should there be a power tussle or attempt to destabilise the MIC.

"Samy Vellu would still command the respect and support of a sizable number of (MIC) branch and divisional chairmen, and in the 2012 party elections, he could still call the shots," the aide said.

Meanwhile, in an interview with the Star published today, the MIC supremo also named Human Resources Minister and MIC vice-president Dr S Subramaniam as the party's acting deputy president following his retirement.

His departure from active politics would also herald a new chapter in the party's leadership succession. Observers said while all might look calm on the outside, a storm was brewing internally.

Several party political analysts said the outgoing president would "eventually return" to seal the fate of a few political leaders, when the MIC holds its party elections in 2012.

"This is because we do not know if the former deputy president S Subramaniam will contest the president's post. If this happens then Samy Vellu will throw his backing for Palanivel.

"We also do not know if Dr Subramaniam will be contented in remaining as a deputy in two years time. This is because he is a minister while his party boss is just a deputy minister. He may also want to try his luck," an insider, who did not want to be named, told FMT.

It is an open secret that Samy Vellu still had the ears and support of more than 750 out of the 1,400 delegates who would cast the ballots to pick national leaders, from deputy president downwards.

The post of president would be decided by grassroots leaders from some 4,300 MIC branches nationwide. Since the party made its constitutional amendment to this effect, the post of president had not been challenged.

If murmurs on the ground was anything to go by, Dr Subramaniam might just stake his claim for the presidency in two years time and Samy Vellu throwing his support for the minister cannot be discounted.

"But this can be thwarted if Palanivel is appointed minister. Then he will have the same machinery as Dr Subramanim. That will stop him from trying to fight Palanivel, who is a more senior and experienced man," said an observer.

Another dark horse looming is S Sothinathan, the former secretary-general and vice-president. Sothinathan fell out of favour with Samy Vellu when he defied the party supremo's orders not to contest the deputy presidency against Palanivel at the party elections last year.

Although Sothinathan lost his bid, he is back in favour with Samy Vellu. He might also want to contest the deputy presidency in 2012. This would again complicate matters in the party.

Although Samy Vellu had said that party unity was of paramount importance, there was no guarantee that the united front put-up by these leaders would prevail in 2012.

Ketuanan Anwar Diperkasakan

from A Piece of My Mind

When Mahathir was PM of Malaysia and UMNO President, most of the delegates went straight to issues related to their party, the Govt policies and the leadership. Hardly were there any Perhimpunan Agung UMNO (PAU) that sang praises of Mahathir like he was a demi-God.

Malaysians made him the Prime Minister for 22 years for his economic and political policies that ensured FDIs inflow and stability.

As we moved on from Mahathir to Pak Lah to Najib today, life goes on. UMNO was and still is as democratic as any party in the world. It was always the Government and Party first, never about any individuals.

From a "self declared political victim" in 1998, Anwar was then appointed as a De Facto Leader. Every ounce of that title symbolises dictatorial leadership, hardly any democratic element in it. (There's a de facto leader also in PAS by the way)

Today, in Wan Azizah's speech at the PKR National Congress, Anwar was immortalized as a "God sent leader" and not just a De Facto Leader.

Let's ask ourselves. Ever since he became the De Facto Leader, what reforms have been done and how influential is he among leaders of PAS and DAP?

  • Any real reforms taken place in Kelantan? Kelantan is still talking about getting clean water. Read CTS's piece - Air bersih di Kelantan 17 tahun lagi

  • Any real reforms taken place in Penang?

  • Any real reforms taken place in Selangor? Selangor's economy is not good even after he became the Economic Advisor.

  • What about Kedah? Kedah, contrary to Wan Azizah's "Ketuanan Melayu harus ditinggalkan", is in fact getting more discriminatory. Read Tan Keng Liang's piece - PKR should first abolish Ketuanan Melayu concept in Pakatan states

  • After readi! ng Tan K eng Liang's article, we now feel assured that Barisan Nasional, led by UMNO, has been fair to all races all these while comparatively.

    Anwar often travels overseas and he often speaks of his experiences and encounters with global leaders. Well, if Anwar was that influential globally, he would have attracted countless state level FDIs and ensured that the economy of Kelantan, Kedah, Penang and especially Selangor enjoy rapid growth!


    Anwar is not God sent, never. God would never send such a person who prefers rhetorical speeches rather than delivery of results, political demonstrations rather than stability and hatred rather than peace. But like it or not, the Chameleon is now God-like.

    Ketuanan Anwar Diperkasakan, Kedewaan Anwar Diperkenalkan.


    Letter & Opinion From Joe Public

    GE 13 : SELANGOR MAY SLIP FORM PAKATAN.



    Pakatan Rakyat may lose Selangor in the next general election if they are not united.

    DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said there were many people who believed that Pakatan Rakyat “could not lose control and power” in Selangor in the next general election.

    “Can Umno and Barisan Nasional win back Selangor in next general election? Is Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor impregnable and invincible?” said Lim when opening the Selangor DAP ordinary convention here on Sunday. Groups aligned to Selangor assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok are fighting for votes in the Selangor DAP polls. Lim said Pakatan should take note of PAS’ win in Terengganu in the 1999 general election, only to subsequently lose in the next general election in 2004. He said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had meant Selangor when he told reporters that Barisan Nasional could win back one or two states from Pakatan because “Pakatan was in shambles”. “It is no secret that Mahathir meant Selangor when he mentioned ‘one or two states’ which Barisan Nasional could wrest from Pakatan in the next general election,” said Lim.

    Cabinet Reshuffle: Bye To Rais, Ismail Sabri, Nor Yakcop, Shabery Cheek, Khaled

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    By Fareed Dawood

    Rumours has it which there will be a cupboard reshuffle soon or some-more accurately, only prior to a PM Najib left for abroad in December. At least, 5 names have been speculated to be forsaken as well as most some-more will finish up in different portfolios.

    Among a names pronounced to be concerned in a reshuffling are:

    1. Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication as well as Culture - is pronounced to be weak, far behind as well as is seriously lack of believe of his job. His new confront with a pro-government bloggers reliable which he is unqualified as well as way as well isolated from a world of a multimedia, which is a most important means of report as well as communication of today. A new as well as younger face competence be allocated to reinstate him.

    2. Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister for Domestic Trade, Co-operatives as well as Consumerism - is pronounced to have unsuccessful to proof himself in a portfolio. There have been talks which his name would be forsaken altogether.

    3. Tan Sri Nor Mohd Yackob, Minister in Prime Ministers Department as well as in assign of Economic Planning Unit - has always been a Pak Lahs people. With two of his cupboard member being concerned in unclean activities, his name has additionally been dragged along. There have been additionally unreported scandals being unofficially exposed by bloggers regarding his nepotism, cronysm as well as hurtful practices as he openly favours his own people (the Indian Muslims) in granting projects as well as contracts.

    4. There have been additionally talks which Ahmad Shabery Chik, Minister of Youth as well as Sports will be transposed by a immature figure from Terengganu.

    5. Mohd Khaled Nordin, Minister of Higher Education is additionally during risk of being forsaken for having served prolonged enough. He is ! not a me mber of a MT as well as thus does not have a await of a MT to remain in his post. Naturally, MT members should be since priority for any cupboard post. As a Minister in-charged of higher education, Khaled somehow unsuccessful to make his presence well known to a university students. Khaled fell during no. 49 in an eccentric consult of 50 most well known personalities in a university. Another factor which should be taken in to account is which there is a small as well most Johorean in a cupboard during a moment as well as maybe its improved to open a post to those from alternative states, namely Perlis, which has no deputy in a cupboard during all.

    6. Zahid Hamidi competence have to change portfolio as he fails miserably to perform as Defense Minister. His lack of believe in troops principals as well as protocols has done it impossible for him to tackle inhabitant confidence as well as invulnerability issues impeccably. Zahid is seen as a some-more suitable celebrity for Rural as well as Regional Development as he is most during home between a villages.

    7. There have been additionally talks which Tan Sri Muhyiddin would additionally be expelled from his portfolio of Education as he hasnt been profitable enough courtesy to a particular task.

    8. Datuk Seri Shafie Afdal, Minister of Rural as well as Regional Development competence be replacing Zahid Hamidi based upon his experience as Deputy Minister in Defense. However, Tan Sri Muhyiddin is additionally pronounced to be between a intensity total for a post.

    9. Dato Seri Hishamuddin, Minister of Home Affairs - has unsuccessful Malaysians in so most ways for so prolonged for being really weak as well as out of touch from a rakyat in roughly each issue. He should be grateful to be behind to Education.

    These have been only talks as well as speculations as well as there have been no certainties in even a date of a reshuffling. Lets only wait as well as see who gets whatand.who gets out.


    Reshuffle talk getting louder


    Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak denied there is any cabinet change last weekend. But last week over makan-makan at one news editor's home, the consensus reaction went the reverse.

    "Bila dia nafi, maknanya ada (If he denies, it means there is)," said one Dato who regularly with those in the corridor of power.

    Malaysian Instinct posted a prediction of 5 names being dropped late last night. Najib will be doing so before he leaves abroad in December.

    This strengthen my gut feel that there is a cabinet reshuffle but Najib need to deny to lessen the pressure and lobby.

    Bohong sunat (white lie).

    Not only he is under pressure to do the cabinet reshuffle but it was announced there will be changes at the UMNO state level.

    Let me share the prediction and rumour from sources. The Malaysian Instinct report as below:
    Rumours has it that there will be a cabinet reshuffle soon or more accurately, just before the PM Najib left for overseas in December. At least, 5 names are speculated to be dropped and many more will end up in different portfolios.

    Among the names said to be involved in the reshuffling are:
    1. Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication and Culture - is said to be weak, far behind and is seriously lack of knowledge of his job. His recent encounter with the pro-government bloggers confirmed that he is incapable and way too detached from the world of the multimedia, which is the most important means of information and communication of today. A new and younger face might be appointed to replace him.

    2. Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister for Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism - is said to have failed to proof himself in the portfolio. There are talks that his name would be dropped altogether.

    3. Tan Sri Nor Mo! hd Yacko b, Minister in Prime Ministers Department and in charge of Economic Planning Unit - has always been a Pak Lahs people. With two of his secretary being involved in unclean activities, his name has also been dragged along. There are also unreported scandals being unofficially exposed by bloggers pertaining his nepotism, cronysm and corrupt practices as he openly favours his own people (the Indian Muslims) in granting projects and contracts.

    4. There are also talks that Ahmad Shabery Chik, Minister of Youth and Sports will be replaced by a young figure from Terengganu.

    5. Mohd Khaled Nordin, Minister of Higher Education is also at risk of being dropped for having served long enough. He is not a member of the MT and therefore does not have the support of the MT to remain in his post. Naturally, MT members should be given priority for any cabinet post. As a Minister in-charged of higher education, Khaled somehow failed to make his presence known to the university students. Khaled fell at no. 49 in an independent survey of 50 most known personalities in the university. Another factor that should be taken into account is that there is a little too many Johorean in the cabinet at the moment and perhaps its better to open the post to those from other states, namely Perlis, which has no representative in the cabinet at all.

    6. Zahid Hamidi might have to change portfolio as he fails miserably to perform as Defense Minister. His lack of knowledge in military principals and protocols has made it impossible for him to tackle national security and defense issues impeccably. Zahid is seen as a more suitable personality for Rural and Regional Development as he is most at home among the villages.

    7. There are also talks that Tan Sri Muhyiddin would also be released from his portfolio of Education as he hasnt been paying enough attention to the particular task.

    8. Datuk Seri Shafie Afdal, Minister of Rural and Regio! nal Deve lopment might be replacing Zahid Hamidi based on his experience as Deputy Minister in Defense. However, Tan Sri Muhyiddin is also said to be among the potential figures for the post.

    9. Dato Seri Hishamuddin, Minister of Home Affairs - has failed Malaysians in so many ways for so long for being very weak and out of touch from the rakyat in almost every issue. He should be grateful to be back to Education.These are just talks and speculations and there are no certainties in even the date of the reshuffling. Lets just wait and see who gets whatand.who gets out. Quite fair assessment.

    My slight reservation is to assign Zahid for the Rural and Regional Development Ministry and Hishamuddin returned to Education Ministry.

    For political animal, Zahid, it is like tikus jatuh ke tepong (mouse fell into flour). But there is no new exposure and challenges for him. It is akin to taking easy elective subjects in college. So is the choice of returning Hishamuddin to Education.

    If Zahid and Hishamuddin are to be the future top leaders of UMNO, they should be 'trained' to face new challenges. Why not Zahid be given Education and Hishamuddin to Rural and regional Development?

    Hishamuddin and wife will get to appreciate the life and problems faced by rakyat marhaen. His grandfather, Dato Onn Jaafar used start as District Officer in Batu Pahat and witness the bravery of Panglima Salleh. His aristocratic lineage has never shy away from the rural areas.

    Another thing this blog had suggested was for Najib to consider dropping the wing chief from Ministerial post to focus on reuniting, reviving and strengthening the wing for the general election.

    This should be in tandem with Najib's move towards focused responsibility by distributing responsibilities and reduce overlapping roles in too few people.

    This could be same reason Najib will return the UMNO State Liaison Chief position back to the state. These are what was heard on the! UMNO re shuffle:
    Secretary General

    Contrary to my believe that Tengku Adnan will remain, another name surfaced. Idris Jusoh is being considered to replace as a tic-for-tac deal to leave Terengganu to Ahmad Said.

    Executive Secretary

    There is too many complains against Raof.

    There was a petition by UMNO staff at PWTC against his crude ways of managing. He has come to the point of by-passing the Secretary General. And he is being pointed as responsible for leakage in party spending during by-elections.

    Raof has to change his ways or Najib has to provide him the way out.

    Information

    Ahmad Maslan is widely believed to be dropped to focus on Felda. He is industrious, committed and sincere, but he lacks strategic approach to the role of Information. The role of Information Chief role is no more about giving speeches but that of political strategist or the chessmaster.

    One name that surfaced for this job is Dato Ali Rustam. Ali will tend to take a public figure role but he is known to seek and appreciate good advice. Other than that, there is a dark horse. He is conversant in psyop, real or cyber.

    Terengganu

    Hishamuddin will vacate the State Liaison post to be given to Menteri Besar, Ahmad Said.

    Kelantan, Perak and Pahang

    Kelantan, Perak and Pahang will retain Tok Pa, Zambery and Adnan Yaacob, respectively.

    Selangor

    Najib will withdraw from State Liaison Chief and Nor Omar is believed to replace. Zin "Badak" as Deputy and Senator Ezam as Information. What will be the role of Khir Toyo, who still command much influence in Selangor?

    Johor and Melaka

    Source say there maybe some change. Do not believe so. It will remain with Gani Osman and Ali Rustam.

    Kedah

    Shafie will go. But the replacement is one tricky bit for Najib. Popular with the grassroot is Mukhriz, but it an unrealistic e! xpectati on with Mukhriz hardly having any major post at Division level.

    One version is the existing Deputy, Dato Badshah will move up. But the Mahathir Khalid has the support of most of the Division Chief.

    His supporters are campaigning hard for him to the extent, as one SMS from Kedah described, "sampai masuk dapor Najib." One supporter proclaim to bring down anyone that is not Tok Det. This is ridiculous and Mahadzir Khalid should realised that Khir Toyo did not demand position for State Chief Liaison.

    One version say the compromise is Dato Det to be Chief with one condition. To clean up Kedah UMNO and make way for anak Che Det who will be Deputy.

    Perlis and Sabah

    Will remain the same.
    Najib will not likely to do it while Parliament is still in session. That will mean after December 12th.

    In the meanwhile, why is Khairy's face at the back of the bus in the picture? We wait for Parpukari's reaction when he wakes up ... Can hear him lament .... Pembangkang lah kita.

    See What Pakatan Rakyat Gotta Say?

    Mood To Capture Putrajaya Beginning To Wane: PKR Delegate

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- A Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) delegate said Saturday the mood among some party members to fight and take over Putrajaya is waning.

    "The people who were hoping to see and were confident in (Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim's rise have now begun to reject the politics of hope," said Perak delegate, Zulkifli Ibrahim.

    He said this when debating the policy speech of party president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail when opening the Seventh National Congress of PKR, here.

    Zulkifli said there were now party members who were questioning the difference between the opposition pact government and the federal government under the Barisan Nasional (BN) rule.

    "The de facto leader (Anwar Ibrahim) and our state government speak about reforms...want to reform this and that, but in actual fact, the party itself had not been reformed," he said.

    Zulkifli also demanded that party leaders responded to the questions raised by party members on the party election process which was handled by the Central Election Committee (CEC).

    He wanted the leaders to answer whether the CEC was given full power to implement the election and whether it was clean, fair and transparent in discharging its responsibility.

    "We criticise the weakness of the EC (Election Commission) for not being fair and transparent and we should instead be a model in carrying out a fair election," he said.

    Zulkifli said for the survival of the party, the de facto leader and president must resolve the problems raised by him although they might be considered petty by some people.

    The problems must be resolved by the new leaders and they were also reminded not to forget the grassroots who supported them because their term of three years was not long.

    Meanwhile, PKR Putri chief Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail, when debating the same motion, urged party members not to use the mass media to voice their dissatisfaction at party leaders.

    Melaka delegate Md Yusof Abdullah reminded party leadership to tighten the conditions in admitting new members to prevent resignations in the party later.

    He said the matter should be looked at seriously by the PKR leadership as resignations by party members were becoming more rampant lately.

    "We (PKR) had a youth leader leaving the party, former candidate for deputy president quitting the party, former PKR secretary-general resigning from the party and even our Member of Parliament hopping to another party. But all these have not dampened the party's fighting spirit.

    "We also need to tighten the condition of our membership so that there will be no more resignations by party members," he said in his debate. Meanwhile, Sarawak delegate Ahmad Nazib Johari disclosed that PKR Sarawak was still not prepared to face the state nor the general election.

    "The PKR is not prepared yet to face the election in Sarawak. There is still no work programme from the state leadership," he said.

    Ahmad Nazib said the PKR was short of time and financial resources to face the election in Sarawak.

    "Past experience showed that during the election, we failed to bring out the voters. This was most critical," he said.

    In the last Sarawak state election (2006), the PKR only won one out of the 71 state seats, namely Padungan in the Kuching constituency.

    -- BERNAMA

    Anti-BN feeling eroding in PKR: Zahid

    BAGAN DATOH, Saturday 27 November 2010 (Bernama) -- Anti-Barisan Nasional sentiment in Parti Keadilan Rakyat is beginning to erode with the PKR leadership turmoil, Umno Vice-President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

    He said that cases of members leaving the party and going against the leadership were a consequence of their earlier hatred for BN.

    "Hatred for BN which had been inculcated in PKR members has been overcome by truth that the animosity had concealed," he told reporters here.

    Zahid said that PKR members should not allow themselves to be used by the DAP.


    Health minister's denial of Tee Keat ban deplorable

    R Chandran

    I refer to your article titled “Liow: Tee Keat 'imagined' hospital ban” on Nov 15, 2010.

    Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai's response is simply deplorable as he appeared evasive and arrogant by attributing the exclusion of Ong Tee Keat from the list of invitees at the official opening of Ampang Hospital to Ong's sheer imagination.

    This is tantamount to implying Ong is a sick man. What unkind innuendoes from the minister.

    Nonetheless, his denial syndrome simply does not hide the fact that it was the directive of the minister's office to the hospital management to exclude Ong from the list.

    This was made known to the Persatuan Sukarelawan Hospital Ampang whose committee members were appalled by such a decision.

    Liow had made a hasty conclusion even before he could probe the matter. His evasiveness and arrogant denial syndrome has exposed his ugly handling of such a protocol-linked issue, and also his attempts to sabotage the services of not only a Barisan Nasional (BN) comrade but also his own party comrade.

    Liow is clearly a selfish politician who has no interest for the BN, his party and the country in general. He is not only a backstabber to his friend but is now treating Ong worse than an opposition MP.

    The writer is a member of the AJK Sukarelwan Hospital Ampang and advisor to the Persatuan Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Sosial Ampang

    Irrelevant Bonus

    AWEK MELAYU



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