Barisan Nasional (BN) Social Political Buzz & Bulls

Dr M: "Lee Kuan Yew A Mere Mayor Actually Made His Kiasu City Bigger Than My Mamak Country !"

"Damn it, I am indeed a useless @sshole ... "?

Dr M: Kuan Yew just a ‘mayor’

February 07, 2011

Dr Mahathir had clashed with Lee since the 1960s. — file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed in a recent book Lee Kuan Yew’s achievements as the founding father of Singapore, and accused the island republic’s minister mentor of once wanting to be prime minister of Malaysia.

“The fact remains that he is the mayor of Singapore,” the former Malaysian prime minister was quoted as saying in “Doctor M: Operation Malaysia — Conversations with Mahathir Mohamad”, written by US journalist Tom Plate based on interviews with Dr Mahathir over the last two years.

“This is something he doesn’t like. He wants to be big, you see and he feels that we took away his opportunity to lead a real country.”

Dr Mahathir also described Lee as “a big frog in a small pond” whose ambitions of being prime minister of Malaysia resulted in Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first prime minister, “realising he had to move Kuan Yew out.”

Singapore had joined Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form the Federation of Malaysia in 1963 when Tunku was still prime minister.

Parliament voted to expel Singapore in 1965 following conflict over pro-Bumiputera policies favoured by Umno but rejected by Lee’s People’s Action Party (PAP).

Although their terms as prime minister only overlapped for nine years, Dr Mahathir and Lee have been at loggerheads for as long as Malaysia and Singapore have existed.

Dr Mahathir and Lee’s war of words have continued into print. — Picture by Shannon Teoh
The two statesmen have clashed ever since both were in the Malaysian Parliament in the 1960s and the feud has continued up to now, with two books published recently that contain attacks on each other’s legacies.

“People look at him as an intellectual, as something more than just an ordinary politician, so he is always invited to give his views on things, and to that extent he is something bigger than Singapore,” Dr Mahathir, who was prime minister from 1981 to 2003, added in the latest book.

In the book, he also recounted an event that sealed poor relations between the two, stating that he was annoyed that he “was not treated as the leader of a country” when he visited Singapore as prime minister.

“Normally when somebody, a prime minister, visits another prime minister, you go down and receive him... they sent me a protocol officer, and then I was put in a room, a holding room waiting for the big man,” he said.

Dr Mahathir then did the same to Lee, who stepped down as PM in 1990, and other Singaporean leaders when they visited Malaysia.

“I call this the Singapore protocol,” he said.

In the book, Dr Mahathir said Lee was “not democratic at all” as opposition MPs in Singapore were “incapacitated, either by suing them... or the opposition will come in and be very quiet.”

He contrasted this to Malaysia where the opposition is “very vocal” and had at one time ruled five of the 13 states.

Lee, in a recent biography called “Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going”, had said that after resigning as prime minister, his intention was to make sure the new PM succeeded, comparing himself favourably to Dr Mahathir.

“If the new PM fails, I have failed. Mahathir never thought that way. He undermined his successors,” he said, referring to the pressure applied by Dr Mahathir on Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who eventually stepped down in 2009, and attempts to influence the current administration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Dr Mahathir also claimed that when Lee was a Malaysian MP, he tended “to lecture people. The people in Parliament dislike that. So, I made it uncomfortable for him, so he didn’t like me.”

However, Lee also stated his own version of events in “Hard Truths” where he said Dr Mahathir “knew he couldn’t put me down because we had clashed before in the Malaysian Parliament where I was not intimidated.”

Govt to ensure culprit of PKFZ (one unqualified doctor M something) JAILED.

PKA pays full price for PKFZ land, High Court rules

UPDATED @ 11:38:52 PM 07-02-2011
February 07, 2011

Lee said the PKA board will decide later whether to appeal today’s decision. —file pic
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — The Port Klang Authority (PKA) failed in its bid to recover RM720 million in claimed overpayment for the acquisition of land for the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ), when the Shah Alam High Court dismissed its suit today against seller Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB).

PKA’s suit against KDSB was one of several filed in 2009 after cost overruns pushed the RM2 billion project to balloon to potential RM12.5 billion, if interest payments are not be paid on time.

“We are very disappointed that the suit has been struck off,” PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng told The Malaysian Insider after the judgment was handed down.

“There is a board meeting at the end of this month. If the board agrees, we will make an appeal,” he added.

PKA sued KDSB for RM720 million in September 2009, claiming that KDSB should not have charged interest in addition to selling PKA the land for RM1.088 billion at the rate of RM25-per-sq-ft.

PKA had claimed that the purchase price was already inclusive of interest as stated in the agreement and that it would be paid over 15 years. It contends the price should have been RM21-per-sq-ft.

Justice Datuk Zaleha Yusof, however, ruled today that there were no mutual mistakes in the terms of agreement between PKA and KDSB.

KDSB lawyer Indran Navaratnam also reportedly said his client had argued that one of the clauses in the agreement had clearly stated that the agreement superseded all the previous negotiations between both parties.

PKA had also sued KDSB and project consultant BTA Architect in September 2009 for another RM920 million, bringing the total amount being legally disputed to RM1.64 billion.

A large chunk of the RM920 million lawsuit consists of claims allegedly made by KDSB worth some RM837 million for monsoon drains, water supply works and others.

PKA had sought to either rescind previous development agreements and a declaration that KDSB is only entitled to reasonable compensation or a declaration that all invoices and billing notices issued by KDSB to be null and void.

The developmental agreements and supplemental agreements that PKA had disputed in the mentioned lawsuit were signed between February 2003 and November 2006.

"Mamak M, my hero" — Art Harun

FEB 9 — In the last few weeks I have been entertained by two of my favourite people in the world.

Yes. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Lee Kuan Yew. Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison. The pot and the kettle. The men with the plan. The visionaries. The beacon of liberty, freedom, progress, development and, oh yes, the Asian Values.

One calls the other, firstly, “little Emperor of a tiny Middle Kingdom.” Then he downgraded the other — two days ago, to be exact — from being an Emperor to just a Mayor. The other one insinuated that his counterpart is delusional. And it goes on.

Nobody knows who is right or who is mightier.

One thing which I know for sure is this: Both were benevolent absolutists bent on achieving anything which they managed to conjure up in their respective warped mind regardless of the consequences of their respective acts. Both are old people who really should just stop churning out vitriol and do some good instead, like by not saying anything about anything.

The latest by Tun Dr M is a mind-boggling pronouncement that Malaysia belongs to Malays and that the non-Malays just have to live with that fact by accepting the culture and language of the dominant community. He has reportedly said:

“This country belongs to the Malay race. Peninsular Malaysia was known as Tanah Melayu but this cannot be said because it will be considered racist.

“We must be sincere and accept that the country is Tanah Melayu.” (The Malaysian Insider)

I am Malay. Tun Dr M is my hero. Thank you very much, Tun.

As dirty talks go, that must have outperformed Linda Lovelace and the whole Dallas team put together.

I do not know why some people are obsessed with the ownership of this country. It is as if this country is full of things which could be owned and are in fact owned.

On my last count, Bahasa Melayu is owned by Malays. The word “Allah” is also owned by Malays (who by Constitutional definition are synonymous with Muslims). There are also “special rights” which are owned by Malays. 30 per cent of the economy is owned — well, actually, is supposed to be owned — by Malays.

In fact, I know of one specific Malay who is going around town owning everything and anything — mostly government projects and monopolised businesses — which is “ownable.”

And now this. Malaysia is owned by Malays.

I am so glad to know that. Because the last I went back to my kampung, I saw countless Malays riding old motorbikes, struggling to pay their water bills and school fees (who says our schools have no fees?), eating plain rice and ikan masin day in and day out, working in leased paddy fields with just enough money to buy rice and ikan masin after paying their landlords for the paddy field and the rentals for the tractors and harvesters.

Now, I suppose these poor Malays could go to the land office and claim this land, which has been declared as theirs.

Nice. The Malay problems are solved. Poverty among the Malays is solved. Declining standard of education is solved. Health care problem is solved. Inability to think is solved.

And with one sentence (or two), Tun Dr M has managed to solve the issue which had been ghosting his mind since 1969.

Yes folks. THE MALAY DILEMMA IS SOLVED.

Take that, Minister (Mentor) Lee Kuan Yew! What do you have to say about that, huh? You surely have not solved the Chinese Dilemma, have you, Minister Lee?

In fact, you do not even have a Chinese Dilemma to begin with! How very inferior to Tun Dr M, you are.

I have written so much on the so-called social contract and on how Malaysia gained her independence as well as the thoughts and rationale which went into the framing of some of the provisions of our Federal Constitution, especially Article 153. I am not going to repeat them here.

I am not going to argue with Tun Dr M anymore. Let’s just assume — and it is really a very big assumption — that what he said is correct. Tanah Melayu belonged to the Malays. Let’s just take that as the gospel (oh, I forget, I am Muslim, and so it should be the “Quranic”) truth.

But is there a Tanah Melayu now? In 2011?

The truth is Tanah Melayu disappeared from the face of the Earth on September 16, 1963, when Malaysia was born. All her citizens became Malaysians. They may belong to different ethnicities, different races, different faiths, different tribes speaking different languages and dialects, but they all became Malaysians that early morning.

This country did not belong to Malays anymore that morning. This country belonged to Malaysians from that morning onwards.

If the Tun’s favourite hypothesis of the social contract is correct, true and accurate — that there was a round table agreement between leaders of the three main races where the Malays have agreed to allow the non-Malays to become citizens in exchange for special rights — then by that same token, it means that the Malays, through that very same social contract, have agreed to disclaim their ownership of Tanah Melayu in exchange for some special rights.

I am not making this up. I am saying this based on what Tun Dr M has been saying all this while.

If ever there was such an agreement — as repetitiously blared by Tun Dr M and his ilk — that would be the natural and legal consequences of that agreement.

If that being so, on what basis, I wonder, is Tun Dr M now basing his claim that Malaysia is owned by the Malays?

As for Lee Kuan Yew, you do not have the right to even speak about us, okay. You have not even identified the Chinese Dilemma yet. You little Mayor! — art-harun.blogspot.com

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

Grapevine: Govt to make Lingam as witness to prosecute Mahathir

Lingam video clip: Federal Court grants RCI leave to appeal

(Bernama) -- The Federal Court today granted the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) tasked with hearing the VK Lingam video tape controversy, leave to challenge the Appeal's Court decision in allowing two retired judges and VK Lingam contest the findings of the commission at the courts.

The controversial video recording allegedly touched on the appointment of judges.

Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff leading a three-man panel of the Federal Court unanimously ruled that the question of law posed by the commission for determination of the Federal Court was of a novel one and of public interest.

He said the commission had met the requirements of Section 96 of the Courts of Judicature Act and granted leave to the commission to appeal on one question of law, that is on whether its (commission) findings under Section 3 of the Commission of Enquiry Act 1950 was reviewable by way of judicial review.

The other members of the panel were Federal Court judges Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong.

On Aug 24 last year, the appellate court, in a 2-1 majority decision allowed the appeal brought by Lingam and former Chief Justices Tun Eusoff Chin and Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim to set aside the High Court's refusal to grant leave for their applications for judicial review to quash the commission's findings.

Following the appellate court's decision, the matter had been remitted back to the Kuala Lumpur High Court to proceed to hear the merits of the trio's judicial review application.

In their report, the five-member panel of the RCI had concluded that the video clip was authentic, and that Lingam was the person in conversation with Ahmad Fairuz over the appointment of judges. The commission had also recommended that appropriate action be taken against six individuals namely Lingam, Eusoff, Fairuz, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, businessman and former minister in the prime minister's department Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor for misconduct.

It also found that there was prima facie evidence to investigate the six men for offences under the Sedition Act, Official Secrets Act, the Penal Code and the Legal Profession Act.

Earlier, senior federal counsel Datin Azizah Nawawi representing the commission, submitted in the proceedings at the Federal Court that the question of law posed was one of general principle which had not been decided previously by the apex court.

Lingam, who represented himself, submitted that the decision of the appellate court to grant them leave to intitate a judicial review, was an interlocutory decision and made in its (appellate court) exercise of its discretion.

"The Court of Appeal had merely applied the settled law on the grant of leave as laid down by our Supreme Court and the Federal Court," said Lingam, adding that the merits of the matter should proceed to be heard by the High Court.

Counsel Mahinder Singh Dulku who appeared for Ahmad Fairuz urged the court to dismiss the leave application because he said the question posed was not a jurisdictional question but was a question of facts which had to be determined at the judicial review hearing.

Keeping the middle class happy

This is an excellent observation that I thought (tongue in cheek) may resonate with some quarters in Malaysia:

Keeping the middle class happy is also the partys concern. Over the past decade, despite a rhetorical shift to the left, the party has tailored policies to avoid antagonising such a politically crucial group. It has been adept at isolating and containing protests by angry farmers or the urban underclass, using a mixture of intimidation and pay-offs. But it is less sure that it could deal so adroitly with grievances shared by swathes of the middle class.

The extract is sourced from this piece.

Egypt Uprising wrapped in rap

Some notable musicians from North America have come together toproduce a rap that documents the peoples revolution that is unfolding in Egypt.



Toyol: "I want Mamak to join me in jail ..."

AG’s bid to block Balkis dissolution review dismissed

February 07, 2011

Khir’s wife was the previous president of Balkis. — file pic
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 — The Court of Appeal here today dismissed the Attorney-General’s appeal to set aside a High Court decision to grant leave to the Selangor government and nine others to challenge the legality of the Registrar of Societies’ (ROS) decision to dissolve and deregister Balkis.

Balkis is a welfare and charity organisation of the wives of Selangor assemblymen and MPs.

The decision was pronounced by a three-man panel comprising Justices Datuk Ramly Ali, Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad and Datuk Zaharah Ibrahim.

Balkis made the headlines after Selangor Mentri Besdar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim alleged that there had been misappropriation of Balkis’ funds under its previous president Zaharah Kechik, the wife of former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

The Selangor government, Khalid’s wife Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, who is the current Balkis president, Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad, Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad, the Selangor State Development Corporation and five others had filed the application for leave for a judicial review to quash the ROS decision.

They had named the ROS as the respondent and had sought to have the ROS decision on February 11, 2009 in dissolving Balkis to be declared null and void and for an order for the organisation to be reinstated.

Their counsel S. Selvarajah had submitted on August 10 2009 at the High Court proceedings for leave to initiate judicial review, that his clients had contributed more than RM6.8 million to Balkis’s funds and that there was a breach of trust when Balkis was wrongly dissolved.

On August 10 last year, the appellate court dismissed an application by the plaintiffs to strike out a notice filed by the Attorney-General to appeal against the High Court’s decision on grounds that an improper appellant was named in the notice.

In today’s proceedings, the plaintiffs were represented by lawyers Derek J. Fernandez and Selvarajah. Senior federal counsel Suzana Atan appeared for the Attorney-General. — Bernama

What has Chinese gotta do with Keralan Dog ?

Memahami politik kaum Cina — Dr Ridhuan Tee

6 FEB — Pilihan raya Dewan Undangan Negeri Tenang telah pun berakhir.

Prestasi Barisan Nasional (BN) lebih baik berbanding tahun 2008, terutama peningkatan undi Melayu. MCA mengatakan undi Cina kepada BN meningkat. Sebaliknya DAP pula mendakwa sebaliknya. Pengaruh MCA dikatakan semakin merosot kalangan masyarakat Cina. Siapakah yang berkata benar? Buatlah post-mortem dan kajian, daripada bercakap kosong bagi menunjukkan seolah-olah kita bagus atau boleh buat kerja.

Apa pun, pada saya sama ada undi Cina terhadap BN meningkat atau merosot tidaklah penting sangat, kerana amalan demokrasi membenarkannya. Rakyat bebas memilih parti yang disukainya. Cuma yang amat menyedihkan adalah cara berpolitik dengan memberi tekanan atau mengugut kerajaan.

Ketika kempen pilihan raya tersebut berlangsung, Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Cina Johor, Hua Zong, yang turut disokong oleh MCA, memberi kata dua kepada kerajaan supaya membuka semula Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Cina di Segamat. Jika tidak, orang Cina akan beralih arah atau tidak mengundi BN. Ugutan ini seolah-olah menampakkan selama ini mereka mengundi BN. Apakah benar?

Saya berani mengatakan bahawa majoriti Cina tidak mengundi BN. Tidak perlu buat kajian, lihat jumlah undi yang diperolehi oleh BN di kawasan bandar selama ini. Kenapa DAP terus dan begitu mendominasi?

Taktik mengatakan bahawa orang Cina tidak akan mengundi BN adalah taktik basi. Ini bukanlah kali pertama persatuan ini mengamalkan taktik licik sedemikian. Mereka akan mencari seribu alasan, menggunakan segala ruang dan peluang untuk menambah sesuatu yang telah pun mereka dapat. Malangnya, kajian tidak dibuat, kita terus tunduk kepada tuntutan dan desakan.

Rukun

Sebelum saya menulis lebih lanjut, eloklah sama-sama kita memahami tiga rukun atau sangga utama yang menjadi pegangan masyarakat Cina atau perjuangan hidup matinya. Sama ada wajar atau tidak, kita fikirkan bersama. Apa yang penting, bagaimanakah kita boleh memanipulasikan rukun-rukun ini untuk sama-sama menjayakan gagasan 1Malaysia.

Rukun pertama adalah mempertahankan pendidikan Cina. Melibatkan 1,300 Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) dan 60 Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Cina di seluruh negara. Sudah tentu jumlah sekolah ini akan bertambah dari tahun ke tahun. Menurut badan penyelidikan MCA (INSAP), perjuangan pendidikan Cina oleh orang Cina sama seperti perjuangan menegakkan Islam oleh orang Melayu.

Rukun kedua, mempertahankan penerbitan akhbar Cina yang melibatkan enam akhbar harian di Semenanjung dan lapan di Sabah Sarawak. Akhbar bahasa Cina adalah akhbar yang paling banyak dalam pasaran berbanding akhbar bahasa lain, termasuk akhbar berbahasa Melayu. Kenapa bahasa Melayu kurang dibaca oleh bukan Melayu, jawablah sendiri, tepuklah dada?

Manakala, rukun ketiga mempertahankan persatuan-persatuan Cina (Huatuan). Melibatkan lebih 8,000 buah persatuan seperti persatuan rumah ibadat, puak (clan) dan bahasa, persatuan politik dan pendidikan, persatuan perniagaan dan perdagangan. Dalam banyak-banyak persatuan ini yang paling berpengaruh bukannya parti-parti politik mereka, tetapi adalah persatuan bahasa dan pendidikan, seperti Hua Zong, Dong Zong dan Dong Jiao Zong.

Ketiga-tiga rukun ini majoritinya mempengaruhi orang Cina di Malaysia dan tidak boleh disentuh. Mereka bersatu dan berpadu jika hak mereka tergugat. Sesiapa yang mengkaji proses sosialisasi politik, agen-agen ini amat berpengaruh dalam membentuk persepsi dan pendirian seseorang.

Hasil sosialisasi inilah yang telah melahirkan bentuk masyarakat Malaysia yang ada pada hari ini.

Bukan Melayu

Bagi bukan Melayu atau minoriti yang lain, saya percaya, mereka juga berpegang kepada rukun tersebut, tetapi tidaklah sekuat pegangan orang Cina. Misalnya, bagi orang India, agama amat penting pada mereka. Justeru, sensitiviti perlu dijaga.

Begitu juga orang Melayu. Perkara berkaitan dengan Islam, seperti iman dan Islam seseorang, kalimah Allah, Rasulullah, babi, dan sebagainya adalah amat sensitif. Kenyataan Lee Kuan Yew yang mahukan umat Islam supaya tidak berpegang kuat kepada Islam dikira amat sensitif. Kontroversi semakin menjadi bertambah hangat apabila Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz menyokong kenyataan tersebut. Pendapat Kuan Yew dikatakan lebih baik daripada perjuangan Umno yang bersifat nasionalis. Dalam kata lain, pendapat Kuan Yew itu tentang Islam itu betul, perjuangan

Melayu dan Islam Umno itu salah.

Pandangan sebegini perlu dibuat dengan berhati-hati. Seteruk mana pun orang Melayu, mereka amat pantang jika ada seseorang yang mempertikaikan keIslamannya. Kerana bagi orang Melayu tidak kira Umno atau PAS, agama adalah nombor satu dan tidak boleh diperlekehkan.

Orang Melayu amat sensitif dengan agama, sama seperti sensitivity orang Cina terhadap bahasa. Dengan sebab itu, sehingga ke hari ini, pemerkasaan terhadap Islam lebih menonjolkan berbanding pemerkasaan bahasa Melayu itu sendiri, walaupun kedua-dua perkara ini jelas termaktub dalam perlembagaan. Pendek kata, agama Islam lebih banyak di arus perdanakan, berbanding kedudukan bahasa Melayu itu sendiri sebagai bahasa kebangsaan.

Malang sungguh kedudukan bahasa kebangsaan ini. Tidak banyak usaha dibuat untuk mendaulatkannya, kerana bagi kita ia tidak penting. Lebih menyedihkan lagi apabila membaca iklan temuduga jawatan. Antara syaratnya mesti fasih berbahasa Mandarin dan Inggeris.

Maka tidak hairanlah jika bancian penduduk baru-baru ini, membuktikan bahawa penguasaan bahasa Melayu di kalangan orang Cina masih lemah, sehingga terpaksa menggunakan khidmat penterjemah. Semua ini ada kaitan dengan tiga rukun tersebut.

Berbalik kepada tuntutan dan desakan mendirikan sekolah menengah vernakular, pada saya cukuplah dengan sekolah rendah vernakular yang sedia ada dan bertambah dari tahun ke tahun.

Enam tahun dipisahkan sejak kecil adalah suatu jangka masa yang lama untuk mereka mensosialisasikan diri dengan persekitaran selanjutnya. Jika mereka terus berada di sekolah menengah vernakular, apakah sosialisasi begini sihat untuk membina bangsa Malaysia dan menjayakan gagasan 1Malaysia?

Komitmen

Perlu diingat, komitmen kerajaan terhadap sekolah vernakular amat tinggi dan belum pernah dilakukan oleh negara-negara lain. Perdana Menteri secara telus mengatakan pendidikan vernakular adalah sebahagian daripada pendidikan nasional.

Bermakna, kewujudan sekolah vernakular telah pun diiktiraf. Ia merupakan satu kredit kepada bangsa Malaysia kerana dapat menguasai bahasa Mandarin. Apatah lagi pasaran akan datang akan didominasi oleh pasaran negeri China.

Dilihat dari sudut positif, memang benar ia suatu kelebihan. Namun, pada masa sama, kita perlu tangani pula kesan negatifnya apabila bahasa kebangsaan tidak dikuasai. Malangnya, setiap kali kerajaan bercadang untuk memperkasakan bahasa Melayu di sekolah vernakular, idea ini terus ditentang habis-habisan oleh persatuan tersebut.

Benar, kita akan berkata selama ini pun, sejak kewujudan sekolah vernakular, kita masih tidak berkonflik. Masih berlaku kesepaduan sosial atau social cohesion. Kita hanya bertikam lidah. Masih lagi tidak berlaku parang-memarang atau parang wagging. Dengan maksud, keadaan masih lagi baik.

Persoalan saya, kenapa kita tidak cari jalan untuk mencapai yang terbaik? Bukan maksud saya dengan menghapuskan sekolah vernakular. Tetapi perancangan mesti dibuat, bagaimana sekolah kebangsaan dan sekolah vernakular dapat berinteraksi?

Saya hanya akan bersetuju dengan pembinaan sekolah menengah vernacular jika benar-benar bahasa Melayu dapat diperkasakan dalam 60 buah sekolah menengah vernakular yang sedia ada. Buatlah kajian akan kesannya terhadap pembinaan negara bangsa. Untuk sementara ini, janganlah terlalu mengugut dan mendesak kerajaan.

Tindakan sebegini akan menyebabkan kaum lain menyimpan rasa dan dendam. Dendam inilah yang akan menjadi bara api perkauman, yang tidak pernah padam. Inilah yang bahaya.

Kebebasan beragama dan menghormati kepelbagaian juga hendaklah berpandu kepada undang-undang. Kita sepatutnya bersyukurlah kerana di kebanyakan negara seperti Jerman, Perancis, Indonesia, Thailand dan sebagainya, mereka mengamalkan konsep keseragaman atau unity is uniformity untuk mencapai perpaduan. Dalam kata lain, 1 Bangsa, 1 Bahasa dan 1 Negara.

Sudah pasti kita tidak dapat melakukannya kerana kita mengamalkan kepelbagaian atau unity in diversity bagi mencapai perpaduan. Bagi kita kepelbagaian merupakan satu kekuatan. Namun, terlalu banyak berbeza pun menimbulkan masalah juga. — 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.

Najib Tepati Janji, Nik Aziz Sampai Mati Dibuai Janji

Akhirnya Ops Piramid telahpun mencapai matlamat.Lebih 10,000 orang rakyat Malaysia dipindahkan keluar daripada Mesir. Semua pihak telah berusaha bersungguh membantu. Malah MAS dan Airasia juga turut terlibat sama membantu mengeluarkan rakyat Malaysia daripada negara bergolak itu.


Walaupun berbakul bakul maki hamun dan sumpah seranah dilemparkan oleh puak pembangkang terutama puak PAS kepada kerajaan, tetapi kerajaan tetap menunaikan tanggungjawap dan janjinya kepada rakyat. Sedangkan dimana pula janji pihak PAS? Dan lebih penting kemana perginya duit yang kononnya lebih berguna diberikan kepada pelajar Malaysia daripada membawa mereka pulang. Huh mungkin duit tu dah hilang ditengah jalan kot. Ataupun mungkin ada penyamun berkalung serban merembat duit "sedekah" tu kot. Benda ni tak mustahil memandangkan hilangnya duit koperasi Kohilal dan tabung Mamali.


Kerana nama baik yang dibuat oleh bekas mantan PM terdahulu, kerajaan Mesir dan Arab Saudi menolong rakyat Malaysia. Cuba negara diperintah oleh golongan zalim dan pendusta seperti pemimpin pakatan sekarang. Jangan harap ada mana mana negara yang sudi menolong.

Janji DS Najib sudahpun ditepati. Dimana pula janji yang dibuat oleh Nik Aziz sepanjang dia menjadi MB Kelantan? Huh sampai kedalam liang lahad lah dia tak akan tunaikan.


Anwar's Indian bid - too little too late

The Malaysian Insider - Anwar in bid to win back Indian support.

Nallakaruppan, Jenapala, Gobalakrishnan, etc!

A stupid case of stopping the Indian temple bells from ringing (in PKR), as Anwar had threatened when he was DPM.

But I reckon his survival-driven bid, galvanized by the recent collapse of his Sabah house of cards, may be too little too late. Anwars dream of Putrajaya is becoming more of a nightmare.

As I had mentioned in my 3-part
The Poison within PKR, that so long as Anwar Ibrahim blindly supports Azmin Ali to the extent of unfairly sweeping the latters competitors aside or stacking the odds up for Azmins supporters, this poisonous policy will eventually destroy his party.

The lamentable Sabah situation for his party is yet another case of this poison. Does anyone really believe Dr Wan Azizah has her heart in settling the Sabah issue, or the ability to do so? Shes nothing more than a puppet of either Anwar or Azmin, or both. The poison continues to prevail.

The Anwar-Azmin poison has affected more than just the Indians. Zaid Ibrahim has been the biggie, but soon we may see Jonson Chong, Chegubard and other good people leaving the party-for-two in sheer frustration, as Zaid Ibrahim and Gobalakrishnan, the latter once his biggest supporter, had recently done.

And then Anwar doesnt have to worry about stopping the Indian temple bells from ringing, because there wont be any Indians (including a number of good non-Indians) in PKR anymore.

Controversial booklet not authoritative history of Balik Pulau, says group

February 08, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 The controversial My Balik Pulau booklet, which Umno claimed has challenged the early existence of Malays in Penang, is merely a collection of oral history and interviews, its publisher Penang Arts Education Society (Arts-Ed) said today.The group denied allegations that the booklet was aimed at twisting historical facts of the island, maintaining that its contents did not represent an authoritative history of the Balik Pulau area.Arts-Ed stressed that the booklet-cum-newsletter was a showcase of the collective efforts of Balik Pulau children who had interviewed senior citizens within the community.Our newsletter My BalikPulau has come in for some comment in the press lately, and we would like to clarify that MyBalikPulau is a collection of oral history and interviews collected from elders in Balik Pulau by the children residing in the community.The newsletter is first and foremost a showcase of the collective efforts of the children and the community, with no intention at all to be an authoritative history of Balik Pulau, said a statement from the group today.The group also apologised if the contents of the booklet had touched on any sensitivities or hurt any feelings and maintained that the purpose of the publication remained apolitical.Umno has accused the Penang government of challenging the early existence of Malays in the island, citing the booklet as an example.In an Utusan Malaysia report on February 1, Pulau Betong state assemblyman Farid Saad reportedly accused the Penang state government of twisting historical facts in an attempt to mislead the younger generation.The Malay daily said that the booklet was published by the Penang Arts Education Society and sponsored by the Penang Education Council, which Utusan Malaysia claimed to be an advisory body for the DAP state government.On February 3, the Umno-owned daily carried another report calling the My Balik Pulau booklet dangerous.The report quoted Penang campus of Malaysian teachers institute alumn! i presid ent, Abdul Said Hussain, who claimed that the booklet was aimed at convincing the Chinese that their ancestors were the first to settle in Balik Pulau and not the Malays.Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has since demanded that Farid apologise within a week for accusing the state government of distributing the My Balik Pulau booklet.The booklet is merely to provide an additional understanding of the history of Balik Pulau the purpose of this booklet is just to create awareness of the rich history of Balik Pulau. It is a heritage project, and is nothing but good work, why make a political issue out of it? asked PKR Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yusoff.

The 'Extra-Milers'

In Malaysiakinis Ex-US envoy launches broadside at M'sia's racism we read of former US Ambassador to Malaysia, John Malott, shooting down Najibs 1Malaysia as a policy reeking with hypocrisy, when the PM failed to unreservedly repudiate the many racist-bigoted incidents/utterances conducted or perpetuated by his UMNO colleagues, media mouths or staff.

But the one which most shamed me, yes me!, was the instruction that no crucifix be displayed incident when Najib visited the residence of the Catholic archbishop of Kuala Lumpur during a Christmas Day open house.

For f* sake, no crucifix in a Catholic archbishop's house?

The person who issued that instruction was a top Najib aide, Hardev Kaur, though she claimed that she 'had made it clear that it was a request and not an instruction'.

John Malott sneered at her excuse, stating whether any Malaysian could say no to a request from the prime minister's office.

Though I was ashamed by our country woman for her totally needless & moronic 'extra mile', way beyond the 'call of duty', in reality I wasnt surprised. Its the non-Malay aides of Malay ministers who would be more likely to try to do such stupid things to please or 'protect' the boss.

She reminds me of a certain DNA Denier who always write Kita Melayu .... when the more appropriate (& far more dignified) declaration for him should have been 'Kita orang Muslim ...'.

Just bloody make the hair on my neck stand up, but alas, these 'nons' just love to go that 'extra mile'.

Guan Eng Tipu Sana Tipu Sini,Halal Undi DAP!


ergh ergh sudah mali,sudah mali
Purgh! Kiri
Purgh! Kanan
ergh ergh Purgh!Depan
arghh sudah jampi..sekarang baru boleh tipu sama melayu
Lim Guan Eng ditangkap berbohong sekali lagi :klik sini,sejak dari dulu beliau memegang jawatan sebagai Ketua Menteri reject dari Melaka ini tidak serik serik berbohong,walaupun diketahui ramai rasis chauvanist ultra kiasu ini tetap akan berbohong dan dalam masa yang sama begitu zalim terhadap rakyat.

Guan Eng sedaya upaya cuba menunjukkan kononnya beliau bukan anti kepada melayu dan Islam,walhal dalam masa yang! sama be liau sebenarnya begitu anti kepada perjuangan PAS.

Video dibawah membuktikan Guan Eng yang begitu disayangi oleh khawarij PAS menolak negara Islam yang menjadi perjuangan PAS.Dalam masa yang sama DAP menolak DEB secara terang terangan.



Ternyata PAS sedar diri mereka menjadi habuan selingkohan politik gampangan DAP,tetapi atas dasar sebagai pelacur politik kesemua itu direlakan.

Halal Syarie Pangkah DAP?

Pisau kata " ada pemimpin diambil tindakan displin oleh ketua bahagian sebab terima ahli PKR lompat parti. Ketua bahagian ni,awat buta perut sangat sampai takdak akai!orang lain buat kerja dia sakit hati! PM kena ambik tau orang macam ni lepas ni jangan bagi jadi YB,dia bukan winable candidate but winable candidate with 'cable'"


NEAC man upset NEM dropped equal opportunities panel

February 08, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 A government economic adviser blamed Putrajaya for pandering to Malay groups by dropping the proposed Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) from the New Economic Model (NEM).Datuk Dr Zainal Aznam said the National Economic Advisory Council had proposed the EOC but it did not appear in the final NEM 2.As we moved to part two of the NEM, there was a watering down, said Zainal at a forum organised by think-tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) today.There is political will, but it is insufficient, like (what happened with) the Equal Opportunities Commission, added Zainal, who was involved in drafting the NEM.MORE TO COME

Lee Kuan Yew's Chinese Excellence And Malay Paradox

Hantu Laut

Reported in the Straits Times, Feb 7th:

BY THE time Singaporean kids start Primary school, one in four are myopic. One in two Primary 6 pupils are myopic and towards the end of their teenage years, four in five 18-year-old males are myopic - and the trend is believed to be similar for females.

These alarming statistics has earned Singapore the unofficial title of one of the most myopic nations in the world. Ophthalmologists in Singapore cite genetic and environmental factors as the reasons for such high rates of myopia - or short-sightedness - in Singapore.

Also, Singaporeans' lifestyle which usually involves near-work activities such as watching television and using the computer for prolonged periods of time, contributes to soaring rates of myopia here.

Amy Chua had better described the Chinese gruelling parenting for excellence in her book "The Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother" which not only exist in the Chinese American families but among most Chinese Diaspora worldwide and I say Singapore should take distinction in this obsessive compulsive parenting.

My ten-year stay in Singapore where my children were educated have witnessed how parents particularly mothers pressured their children to reach academic excellence with almost zero tolerance.It's all work and no play for many Singapore's children.

A sore pimple in the Malay Archipelago, this 704 sq. kilometer (1/3 reclaimed land) nation outshone its bigger neighbours in academic and economic excellence.

The man who almost single-handedly transformed this tiny island nation into an economic powerhouse that have put bigger and more resourceful nations to shame had also created an ophthalmic nightmare and a society of rat-racers.

Political correctitude is not in his vocabulary.If success br! eeds arr ogance than Lee Kuan Yew has it all and his cut is often the deepest with little attempt at diplomacy even when dealing with his bigger neighbours.

Lee is not an enigma, is not a person who generally expressed himself in metaphorical or allegorical language, he often spades in ethnicity and the genealogical trees that makes him looked like a consummated racist.He spares no time for turkeys.He has paid tribute to the minority Sri Lankan Tamil in Singapore and agonised the Malays at home and across the Malay Archipelago.

His diatribes had angered and caused much discomfort to his neighbours.

The Malays, particularly across the causeway have taken great exception to some of his salvos.

Here, a worthy read on Lee Kuan Yew and the Singapore Malays.


Also read:
Dr M:Kuan Yew just a 'mayor'


More on Egypt: Countering Media Propaganda

Folks, I'm very concerned at the way our media is reporting on Egypt as if it is a wild dangerous place that our people need to be rescued from. The only way for accurate news is to come out here is for the Egyptians there on the ground to speak for themselves.

Hadil ElKhouly is a young woman who was working here in KL but returned to Cairo recently to join the protests. The letter I put in the last post was hers. Here is another one:


Dear Friends,

Yesterday I went to Tahrir square with my whole family, Mom, dad and my two younger sisters.
As we approached the square we watched thousands marching towards the square, many of whom carried bags with food forprotesters.We got down and marched with them till we reached a long queue of people who were getting inspected by regular youth before entering the square, to make sure no weapons or any harmful material. The military was there as well and checked our ID's.

That day in Tahrir we numbered to at least 2 Million. Just observing the scene there seemed as if everyone had an unspoken determination to resist Mubarak's" divide and conquer" strategy.
Sunday was announced as the day of "martyrs" incommemorationof all the protesters who fell since the start of the revolution.
We witnessed the Sunday Coptic Mass and the Muslim Prayer, with both Father and Sheikh sending prayers of blessings for the people's uprising, and people marching and chanting with the Cross and the Qur'an.
Women and girls were hand in hand with men and boys who volunteered to clean up the square and run the field hospital.

Perhaps one of the most telling scenes was the marriage ceremony ( niqah) in the middle of the square between two people whoallegedlymet during the protests. The whole crowd joined in prayers for them. When the new bride spoke she said: "This square has turned into my hom! e and al l of you became my family, I will not find a people more precious than all of you to share my marriage happiness with than you".

I never felt safer in a crowd of 2 Million people in my life than yesterday.Sexual harrassment turned sadly into a reality that accompanied any public gathering in Egypt. This is the same Egypt where today I could stand alone in the middle of a crowd with men passing behind and in front of me without having the slightest fear and not even a single gaze orinappropriateremark.
A young man whoaccidentally was pushed slightly against my sister turned around and was extremely apologetic. When a group of us young women stood together ,young men gradually started forming a chain around us to protect us, as the masses of people increased.

Abdel-Halim Kandil, a famous political activist and coordinator of the Kefaya political pro-democracy movement, spoke to the crowds yesterday about the process of change, and that as we demand the change of the system we must change as well.
This change is already happening....

As I'm writing you this update, one of theSatelliteTV channels is now posting the picture one by one of each martyrer who were killed in cold blood by the regime of Mubarak,most of them 16 and 17 year old, the youngest being killed is a 10 year old boy with two bullets in his body.Rest in piece my brothers and sisters...

Hadil

P.S: Please feel free to share my updates with my name to your contacts and on your blogs. Many thanks to your messages of support and solidarity and apologies for not being able to respond to each of them yet.

And the most important news channel for reports on Egypt is undoubtedly AlJazeera. We know they must be doing something right when the Mubarak's government is harassing them and even arresting their reporters for days. Here is a roundup of AlJazeera's ! coverage so far.


And here's a wonderful photo of people praying in Egypt.

Prayers in Tahrir Square. Notice anything?


Sumpah I Tak Rasis,Guan Eng Kantoi Berbohong Lagi!

PAS dan tuan besarnya DAP tidak pernah mengamalkan politik rasis.Merekalah yang menyatupadukan rakyat.Sebaliknya BN yang menjadi penyebab perpecahan kaum.Sebab itulah Nizar mantan MB Perak menasihati kaum cina agar berhati hati dengan Umno kerana mereka rasis. Video dibawah membuktikan segala galanya.



Anda bagaimana?masih rasiskah? 1Malaysia tidak mengajar kita membenci kaum lain.Tetapi Nizar pula bukannya mengajar kita membenci tetapi hanya 'NASIHAT' agar jangan mempercayai kaum melayu kerana mereka rasis dan mahukan darah orang cina.

Buat pembaca yang terdiri daripada pelbagai kaum,inilah satu contoh politik rasis yang seringkali dimainkan oleh gerembolan pakatan.Mereka bermuka muka didepan rakyat.Didepan melayu cakap lain,didepan cina dan india lain pula bunyinya.


Untuk menutup kerja jahat dan rasis mereka ibarat pepatah arab Pepatah Arab Dia pukul orang dia mengadu bahawa orang lain pukul dia, dia memaki orang, dia mengadu orang lain memaki dia"

Contoh klasik yang terkini seperti video dibawah.Apabila secara terang terangan menuduh orang lain adalah rasis.Sedangkan beliau sendiri menyedari risalah tersebut dinaungi dan diterbitkan oleh kerajaan negeri pada 2010.



Dibawah adalah jawapan dari YB Farid,ternyata Lim Guan Eng bapak pembohong dan pembelit reject from Melaka.
KENYATAAN AKHBAR YB Sr. MUHAMAD FARID SAAD, ADUN PULAU BETONG BERKAITAN ISU RISALAH My BALIK PULAU

Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Tahun Baru Cina kepada semua rakan wartawan dan seluruh rakyat Pulau Pinang yang berbangsa Tionghua yang merayakan sambutan penuh bermakna ini.

Saya nak jelaskan disini, bahawa saya membesar dan bersekolah di Balik Pulau. Guru-guru saya, majoriti nya adalah guru-guru China dan saya amat menghargai jasa mereka. Rakan-rakan persekolahan saya adalah dari kaum Cina dan India.

Saya am! at memah ami hati budi kaum lain. Malahan, dua orang anak saya juga bersekolah disekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina. Masyarakat Balik Pulau adalah masyarakat saya dan InsyaAllah, saya juga akan bersara di Balik Pulau ini.

Saya lebih mengetahui Balik Pulau lebih dari Lim Guan Eng dari Melaka. Maka, adalah jauh sekali untuk saya memainkan isu perkauman di Balik Pulau dan di mana-mana saja dan jauh sekali melahirkan rasa benci sesama kami di Balik Pulau telah telah hidup dalam keadaan aman dan bahagia serta harmoni di Balik Pulau.

ISU-ISU

1. Risalah myBalik Pulau adalah sebuah risalah yang di terbitkan oleh arts-ED, sebuah Persatuan Pendidikan Seni Pulau Pinang. Ianya ditaja oleh Penang Education Council (PEC) dan Pejabat Kementerian Pelancungan Malaysia Pulau Pinang dan di bantu oleh beberapa individu dan organisasi lain.

2. Ianya diterbitkan pada tahun 2010 (seperti tercetak dimuka depan risalah), saya kira dipenghujung 2010, dan diedarkan kepada masyarakat di Balik Pulau sekitar bulan Januari 2011. Edaran tersebut dibuat dibeberapa tempat, antaranya Pusat Internet Desa, tempat orang ramai dan termasuklah disekolah-sekolah.

3. Saya telah mendapat aduan serta pertanyaan daripada ibubapa kepada pelajar sekolah tentang kebenaran fakta yang dinyatakan dalam risalah tersebut. Setelah membacanya, saya mendapati beberapa fakta sejarah adalah tidak tepat.

4. Saya telah menghubungi pihak Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah (PPD) dan dimaklumkan bahawa pihak PPD tidak pernah memberi sebarang kebenaran pengedaran risalah tersebut dikalangan para pelajar; dan Guru-Guru besar memaklumkan bahawa risalah tersebut telah ditinggalkan disekolah tanpa ada sepucuk surat makluman ataupun pertemuan dengan pihak sekolah.

5. Setelah membaca dan meneliti risalah berkenaan. Saya mendapati bahawa fakta sejarah sebenar pembukaan kawasan Balik Pulau oleh Lebai Tampak dan rombong! annya ti dak langsung disebut dalam risalah tersebut.

Nama Lebai Tampak yang membuka Balik Pulau adalah berdasarkan kepada kajian sejarah awal Pulau Pinang oleh Dr. Mahani, seorang pakar sejarah di USM. Yang dinyatakan didalam risalah myBalik Pulau, adalah bahawa Balik Pulau dibuka oleh pelarian politik dari Thailand, Negeri-Negeri Melayu dibahagian Utara dan Indonesia.

Sebagai seorang terpelajar dan pensyarah di USM, Janet Pillai selaku ketua projek ini, sepatutnya dengan mudah boleh merujuk kepada rakan-rakan sejarahwan yang berada di USM, seperti Dr. Mahani dan Prof Mohamad Salleh.

Apakah negeri-negeri dibahagian utara? Kedah? Perlis?. Bukankah Pulau Pinang dulu adalah sebahagian daripada Kedah. Perlukah mereka menjadi pelarian dinegeri sendiri? Beberapa orang Melayu marah apabila disebut sebagai pelarian kerana seolah-oleh mereka adalah keturunan pelarian.

6. Didalam penulisan juga disebut bahawa kaum melayu juga menggadaikan tanah mereka untuk mendapatkan wang tunai untuk membiayai upacara besar-besaran seperti majlis perkahwinan. Selain tulisan, ianya juga digambarkan dalam bentuk gambar.

Dalam gambar disebut saya (orang Melayu) perlukan duit untuk kenduri kahwin anak saya. Jadi, orang Melayu digambarkan sebagai kaum yang meminjam duit dari Chettiar dan bergolok gadai hanya untuk kenduri perkahwinan. Orang Melayu menganggap ayat tersebut juga merupakan satu penghinaan kepada nenek moyang mereka.

Perkara-perkara inilah yang mahu dan telah saya tegur. Penerbit harus sedar bahawa risalah tersebut adalah risalah bercetak dan diedarkan kepada orang ramai. Ianya dibaca oleh anak-anak sekolah. Apa sahaja yang dihidang kepada para pelajar akan kekal bersama mereka.

Apakah dengan menegur perkara sebegini dan membetulkan fakta sejarah menyebabkan saya rasis sepertimana yang dituduh oleh Lim Guan Eng?. Dan saya diminta untuk meminta maaf kepada Ke! rajaan N egeri? Saya tidak akan minta maaf.

Saya ingin merujuk kepada Kenyataan Akhbar Lim Guan Eng, secara khusus merujuk kepada akhbar Sinar :

1. Para kedua Akhbar Sinar Guan Eng berkata, risalah yang dicetak dalam tiga bahasa itu tidak dikeluarkan atau ditaja oleh kerajaan Negeri seperti dakwaan Farid sebaliknya dipercayai dikeluarkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri terdahulu.

Muka belakang di cetak dengan jelas

1. Penerbit = arts-ed (Persatuan Pendidikan Seni)
2. Tajaan = Penang Education Council (PEC) dan Berlogo Kerajaan Negeri
3. Pejabat Kementerian Pelancungan Malaysia Pulau Pinang dan berlogo Kerajaan Persekutuan
4. DIGI

Perkataan TAJAAN menunjukkan bahawa naskah my Balik Pulau dibiayai oleh sebuah Majlis dibawah Kerajaan Negeri dan juga sebuah agensi dibawah Kementerian Pelancungan. Itu jelas. Saya sedar tentang keterlibatan kedua-dua agensi ini sejak dari awal lagi. (dan ianya juga turut disebutkan dalam tulisan akhbar Utusan).

Daripada YAB KM melenting, lebih baik beliau menyiasat, kenapa logo Kerajaan Negeri digunakan tanpa kebenaran beliau. Bahkan dalam beberapa sidang dewan yang lepas, kita pernah membangkit isu tentang pengunaan logo kerajaan negeri yang harus mendapat kebenaran Kerajaan Negeri.

Tetapi untuk menuduh bahawa naskah tersebut dikeluarkan oleh Kerajaan Negeri terdahulu adalah sesuatu yang sangat mengecewakan. Risalah itu dicetak pada tahun 2010, itu jelas dicetak diatas naskah itu. Semua orang boleh jawap pada tahun sudah (2010) siapa yang perintah Pulau Pinang!

Yang pasti bukan Barisan Nasional! Sebagai bukti tambahan, Pejabat Kemeterian Pelancungan Malaysia Pulau Pinang juga ditubuhkan pada pertengahan tahun 2010. Jadi ianya bukan dikeluarkan oleh kerajaan BN terdahulu.

2. Para 9 : Guan Eng berkata Kerajaan! Negeri selama ini banyak bersabar dengan sikap rasis yang diamalkan oleh Farid, namun tindakannya kali ini sudah melampau kerana kerajaan negeri tiada kena mengena dengan risalah itu.

Saya cukup tidak suka dengan perkataan rasis. Sebab itu saya tidak mengunakan perkataan rasis kepada sesiapa. YAB KM pula suka sangat menuduh orang rasis.

Dalam para 5 juga disebut bahawa .ADUN UMNO in sengaja mahu membangkitkan sentiment perkauman dan perasaan benci antara kaum, terutamanya di Balik Pulau. Amat mudah bagi beliau untuk menuduh saya sebagai rasis.

Saya telah menonton rakaman PC yang dibuat oleh KM Lim Guan Eng. Dia bermula dengan terus menuduh saya rasis, dan berulang kali mengatakan saya rasis. Adakah dia merujuk kepada risalah myBalik Pulau dan meneliti penulisan yang dibuat. Langsung tidak.

Saya nak tegaskan bahawa saya amat menghargai toleransi dan semangat muhibah sesama rakyat Malaysia dari dahulu hingga sekarang. Pembangunan dan kejayaan yang telah kita capai dan nikmati hari ini adalah hasil dari kerjasama semua rakyat Malaysia.

3. Lim Guan Eng mengatakan .. kerana kerajaan negeri tiada kena mengena dengan risalah itu.

Mungkin benar mungkin tidak! , kerajaan negeri tiada kena mengena dengan risalah itu. Sdra/I wartawan boleh fikir sendiri.

Siapakah itu arts-ED? Art-ED adalah sebuah NGO yang diketuai oleh Janet Pillai. Janet Pillai adalah seorang pensyarah di Pusat Pengajian Seni, USM.

Walaubagaimanapun sebagai NGO, arts-ED adalah sebuah agensi yang mempunyai kaitan langsung dengan SERI. Dalam laman sesawang (web-site) arts-ED, dijelaskan bahawa organisasinya adalah we are led by executive committee under the secretariat of Sosio-Economic & Environmental Research (SERI) Penang.

Apakah pula kaitannnya dengan kerajaan negeri? Daripada laman sesawang SERI Think Tank For the ! State of Penang, Team Member (updated 4 February 2010) Board of Directors antaranya adalah YB DCM II Prof. Dr. Ramasamy a/l Palanisamy, YB Liew Chin Tong dan lain-lain.

Akhir sekali, saya tetap dengan padangan saya, hasil dari bacaan saya, bahawa Balik Pulau adalah dibuka oleh Lebai Tampak dan rombongannya, melainkan saya dibuktikan oleh para sejarahwan sebaliknya dan bukannya seperti yang dituliskan dalam risalah berkaitan.

Saya juga berpandangan bahawa ada ayat-ayat yang digunakan dalam risalah myBalik Pulau boleh dianggap menghina orang Melayu diBalik Pulau. Tidak sesekali saya berniat untuk menimbul rasa benci, melainkan membetulkan pernyataan/makluman yang tidak tepat.

SEMOGA PENJELASAN DIATAS DAPAT MEMBERIKAN GAMBARAN SEBENAR KEPADA ISU BERKAITAN.

YBF : 6 Jan, 2011.

Terdedah sudah niat sebenar Guan Eng yang bermuka muka,berlakon kononnya tidak bersalah. Niat sebenar chauvanist ultra rasis DAP cuba mengubah sejarah.Orang Melayu digambarkan sebagai pendatang dan pelarian.Fakta turut diubah kononnya Balik Pulau dibuka oleh kaum Cina.Risalah tersebut mengambarkan melayu sebagai pemalas,pengadai tanah ,lepak dikedai kopi sebaliknya orang cina digambarkan sebagai rajin dan gigih.


Pisau kata " kalau bukan pembohong jangan panggil dia Guan Eng"


Agong gets a free joy ride on Najib's toys

Agong gets supersonic joyride

February 07, 2011

Tuanku Mizan waves from the passenger seat of the Sukhoi fighter jet, at the RMAF’s Butterworth airbase, February 7, 2011. — Bernama pic
BUTTERWORTH, Feb 7 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin was today flown on a Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter jet, in conjunction with his visit at the air force base here.

The aircraft, piloted by Squadron Commanding Officer II Lt-Col Mohd Asghar Khan Gauriman Khan, flew at supersonic speeds over Langkawi, Kedah and Penang and landed back 45 minutes later.

It was accompanied by an FA/18D Hornet fighter jet.

Royal Malaysian Air Force commander Gen Tan Sri Rodzali Daud told reporters Tuanku Mizan was happy and thrilled by the experience.

Earlier, Tuanku Mizan arrived at the base and greeted by Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Chief of Defence Forces Gen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin and Rodzali.

He then inspected a guard-of-honour and was later briefed on the Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter jet.

He also visited the fighter jet simulation and a static display of the aircraft before ending his visit at 2pm. — Bernama

Tony Pua Cuba Melemahkan Pertahanan Negara


Tony Pua, cina DAP yang pernah bekerja di Singaporn mula memainkan isu berkaitan peruntukan sebanyak RM6 bilion untuk membina 6 buah kapal peronda generasi kedua (SGPV). Macam biasalah puak puak DAP ini sentiasa tidak berpuas hati apabila kerajaan mahu memantapkan pertahanan negara. Boleh klik sini

Tujuan mereka selain mahu menumbangkan kerajaan yang dipimpin oleh orang melayu islam, mereka juga mahu menjadikan Malaysia sebagai sebahagian daripada Singaporn. Lihat sajalah di P.Pinang bagaimana orang melayu dizalimi.

Rumah dan gerai orang melayu dirobohkan satu persatu. Orang melayu dinafikan hak mereka. Sedangkan gerai gerai bangsa mereka bersepah sepah di tengah jalan. Inilah amalan pemerintahan double standard yang diamalkan oleh kaum ini.

Ditambah lagi dengan penyebaran risalah menghina orang melayu (klik sini) seteruk teruknya di Balik Pulau. Semua ini adalah berasaskan corak pemerintahan Singaporn. Orang melayu ditekan dan ditindas perlahan lahan. Kerana itulah kita perlu menolak DAP didalam setiap pilihanraya. Ini kerana DAP musuh negara


UMNO: We build walkways to let you walk, we don't walk ...

Minister says 12km of KL walkways by year-end

February 07, 2011

Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Twelve kilometres of pedestrian walkways that will connect major roads in the city to public transport terminals are expected to be ready by end of the year, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said today.

He said among the roads involved Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi.

“Others are Jalan Perak, Jalan Sultan Ismail and the Bukit Nanas monorail station, Ampang Park LRT station and the Assyakirin Mosque,” he told reporters after opening the first phase of the project, a 142 metre-long walkway connecting the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and Hotel Impiana KLCC.

Also present were Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail and KLCC Holding Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Hashim Wahir.

According to Hashim, RM10 million was spent to build the 142 metre-long air-conditioned walkway. — Bernama

Zambry Abdul Kadir embroiled in scams

Zambry aide lodges reports over forgeries

February 07, 2011

Zambry asked the police to check if the forgeries were an inside job. — file pic
IPOH, Feb 7 —The Perak mentri besar’s special officer Datuk Azhar Ahmad today lodged two police reports concerning the case of forged documents bearing the name of the mentri besar and state departments that were used by certain quarters to cheat people.

The first report was lodged at Pantai Remis police station at 6am and the second at Sungai Senam police station here three hours later.

Speaking to reporters at his office here today, Azhar said the reports were lodged after he received two letters, with the Perak mentei besar’s letterhead and purportedly signed by the mentri besar’s special officer, on approval for state government-owned agricultural land.

“I never signed any letters of approval for state government-owned land... the letters are fake and intended to defame our officials and probably to tarnish the reputation of the mentri besar,” he explained.

He said the first letter, dated December 9 last year, involved approval for 324ha of agricultural land in Kenering, while the second letter, dated January 13 this year, involved about 400ha land in Pengkalan Hulu.

Azhar said both letters were fake and ill-intended as he had no power whatsoever to approve land applications.

“Hence, I call on all individuals who had received such a letter or have fallen victim to the syndicate to lodge a police report, or seek confirmation from the state government before making any payment,” he said.

Last week, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir also called on the police to investigate whether there was an inside job in the case, which was first detected last year. — Bernama

One of the problems left behind by Mahathir Mohamed

Late PTPTN loan, not so good Chinese New Year — Oh Chin Eng

February 07, 2011

FEB 7 — First of all, I hope the beloved prime minister, who has been graciously sending us Chinese New Year greeting through SMSes and e-mail, will seriously look into this matter.

I am third-year journalism student from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kampar campus. The reason I write this letter is to express my distraught, sadness and disappointment over the late release of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loan by the government.

I am a recipient of the PTPTN loan. Usually most of us in UTAR will get the loan a month after the new semester begins.

Our semester began on January 17 but until today, I haven’t got a single sen from PTPTN. Same goes for other students from other courses.

This late payment of the loan is giving a lot of problems to students from lower-income families like me. It’s even more troublesome especially during this Chinese New Year festive season. I was not able to prepare much for Chinese New Year. I was left with no choice but to buy only a new pair of pants; I was not even able to buy new undergarments.

Another major problem I’m facing now is the student’s fee bill is already out. I have to pay about RM6,000 by this Friday, January 11, failing which I will be fined RM10 per week for late payment.

How am I going to pay the bill if I’m penniless? To rub salt to the wound, I still owe months of hostel rentals. New semester means I have to buy new books too.

This Chinese New Year is definitely not a memorable as well when the southern states in Malaysia were hit by massive floods. The students in institutions of higher learning in these states are in a very hard situation as their houses were ruined and for sure, they needed money to repair their houses, get new furniture, buy new books.

Since Chinese New Year was early this month, the PTPTN loan should be given earlier to avoid problems to the students. Why did this problem occur? Why did the relevant authorities not take this into consideration?

Is the problem due to incompetency or just a technical problem? Without the PTPTN loan, how can we survive? I do not wish to eat bread and instant noodles everyday!

I plead with the PTPTN and Ministry of Higher Education to listen and act to relieve my difficulty as soon as possible. Thank you and salam 1 Malaysia.

* Oh Chin Eng is a citizen who’s eligible to vote in the coming general election.

A different kind of New Year — Hwn Yaul Len

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FEB 6 — Driving home for the Chinese New Year holidays, the motorists would invariably be blasted by almost every radio station in the country with an overdose of New Year songs that highlight the incurably tawdry stuff such as prosperity, wealth, good luck and hongbao.

Some say this is what CNY is supposed to be. As a consequence, the raucous New Year songs aside, firecrackers are lit, firing up the night sky and choking the air with an unmistakably festive mood.

However, this CNY may not be as merry as in previous years for some. To them, other than the usual clamour and merry-making, this festive season also comes with an unexpected tinge of love and care. Some of my friends have already said they are very busy this year, as they have to rush down to help friends and relatives living in inundated villages in the South.

Johor sees its worst floods in years around the CNY. Many places have been soaked, and people living in flooded neighbourhoods have to spend their New Year week in water.

These floods have resulted in many people unable to celebrate the festive season at home and have to be moved into provisional relief centres scattered across the state. Many houses have been destroyed and properties lost.

In spite of the unfortunate turn of event around the CNY, we have nevertheless witnessed the brighter side of humanity in the midst of gloom.

Some politicians have temporarily put aside their usual gaudy display of “political shows” to deliver some moments of true warmth to the flood victims. Many generous members of the public have also brought the much needed food to the relief centres on the New Year’s Eve so that the victims could also enjoy proper reunion dinners with their families. Some have even offered their own houses for the lodging of the flood victims so that they too can look forward to a cosy and sheltered New Year.

The merciless floods in Johor provide some unique chances for the politicians to halt their meaningless wars of words against their rivals, at least for the time being, and show some care for those really in need.

While the New Year celebrations will not last a few more days longer, the floods in Johor would nevertheless bring on some inner soul-searching for many others this New Year.

For example, should people like us who are excessively indulged in festive celebration learn to care about the less fortunate in our society? Should people like us who are endowed with all the good things in life learn to appreciate and treasure whatsoever we now have in possession? — mysinchew.com

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

Response to MCA leaders — Ong Tee Keat


FEB 5 — I was indeed surprised by Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek’s “No quarrel during Chinese New Year” response to my Letter to the Editor of online news portals on February 2.

While respecting his liberty to dodge the comments on his infamous sex DVD scandal, I was least amused by his ‘No quarrel’ claim as my Letter to Editor was to comment on his response to the resignation calls after the Tenang by-election at a recent media interview.

Can’t he, with his current stature, differentiate between proper discourse and ‘quarrel’?

But he was crafty enough to assign the task of spokesman to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, Deputy Minister Datuk Donald Lim and Perak State Exco member Datuk Mah Hang Soon by chiding my comment as ‘inappropriate’ while reminding me to respect the outcome of the March 28, 2010 party poll.

Anybody who read my earlier letter would certainly find no correlation or whatsoever with the MCA party poll last year as both incidents I cited as examples took place in early 2008.

Whilst the ‘appropriateness’ is not for the trio to judge, they should have the courage to debunk the two counts of incidents I cited if they were unfounded and illogical.

Since Chua seemed to take pride of his record of resignation in the past two years, naturally this prompted us to revisit the case.

It is a factual statement of mine while stating that his resignation from the ministerial and party posts on January 2, 2008, was not linked to any substantive issues of public interest, but merely due to the expose of his immoral involvement in the sex DVD scandal.

Then, what ‘inappropriateness’ are they (the MCA trio) talking about? Do they expect every MCA member, if not the public, to emulate ostrich in burying its head in the sand or simply to delete the scandal from our public memory?

Or do they imply that the March 28, 2010 MCA poll that returned Chua as the new president has the power of “political bleaching” any blot in his past alleged immorality record retrospectively? Since when has the party degraded into such ill-perceived practice as “See-not, say-not and hear-not”?

On his act to renege his written pledge (as contained in his letter of resignation to the then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to relinquish his post as Labis MP, it was a glaring act of betrayal to his electorate. I merely cited what I learnt from the Question & Answer hansard of the Dewan Negara on the matter.

In other words, it was already in the public domain though it did not hog the media limelight then. Then again, why inappropriate? It would simply be illogical and unbelievable if the MCA trio were to attempt turning the issue into a party secret.

The trio might believe that by so doing the tainted party presidential integrity would hopefully be salvaged. Amid their zeal in doing the said job, they could have thought out of the box by instituting legal suit against anybody commenting on the subject matter.

If they could ever convince the Malaysian public that personal immorality of public office holders and national political leaders is permissible and acceptable in our partisan politics, surely Chua’s stigma would vanish accordingly as they wish. This would appear more convincing and productive as compared to mere gagging and censuring me, if not banishing me from the battered party.

Since Chua had openly disdained my earlier comments on several public and party issues as “Talking To Satisfy Your Own Consumption and Enjoyment” (literal translation from a colloquial Hokkien saying), then any claim of “inappropriateness” as was remarked by the MCA trio would appear somewhat irrelevant and unnecessarily contradictory.

* Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat is the MP for Pandan and former MCA president.

PKR’s Eastern Dream Grows Distant


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By Baradan Kuppusamy


The Pakatan Rakyat’s ambition to capture Sabah and Sarawak as a prelude to taking Putrajaya remains a distant dream.

The weak link remains the PKR, which is unable to get its act together despite its head start with PKR leader Datuk Anwar Ibrahim enjoying links with their leaders from the time he was Umno deputy president and deputy prime minister.

As a Muslim leader and for six years as finance minister, Anwar had developed crucial religious, political and financial links in Sabah and Sarawak that could have been exploited to advance the Pakatan cause.

Nevertheless, unending squabbles, resignations and defections seem to be the order of the day and, on Sunday, newly-appointed Sabah PKR chairman Pajuddin Nordin not only quit the PKR but crossed over to Umno.

Worse, he did it on the day PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail arrived in Sabah to sort out “leadership issues” in the state PKR.

Dr Wan Azizah is no stranger to the turmoil in Sabah PKR, having been a temporary state chairman while seeking a permanent solution – which never materialised.

Again, she has set up a so-called Sabah leadership council to bring order to the party in Sabah but public disillusionment with the PKR is already deeply ingrained.

It is back to square one for the PKR in Sabah, dashing any hope that the party could unite the various ethnic groups into a cohesive force to overthrow the state Barisan Nasional under the forceful leadership of Datuk Musa Aman.

In Sarawak, the setbacks for the PKR and Pakatan are equally daunting, limiting the chances of the Pakatan to unseat the multi-party Barisan.

The Pakatan was hoping its trump card in Sarawak would be the Sarawak National Party (SNAP), a powerful force in state politics in the 1970s – holding up to 18 state and nine parliament seats – before its fortunes declined.

Anwar had hoped SNAP would galvanise the crucial Dayak support behind the Pakatan but that hope is slipping away with the party in two minds over the failure of the Opposition Leader and the Pakatan to take up Sarawak autonomy as a key election issue.

Nevertheless, SNAP continues to be an exemplary image of a multi-racial political party that fights for Dayak rights.

It remains a magnet for a new generation of Sarawakians – the Dayak Baru – who are active in blogs and NGOs as well as being fierce critics of the Sarawak political establishment.

SNAP has developed a mind of its own, with many leaders taken up with Datuk Dr Jeffery Kitingan’s United Borneo Front (UBF) and Datuk Zaid Ibrahim’s Parti Kita.

Discussions are said to be ongoing between Snap and UBF leaders as well as between the two groups and the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement to form an independent alliance as a viable third alternative that neither takes the stance of the Barisan nor Pakatan.

SNAP leaders are taken up because the new alliances promise to treat Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners and not as political underlings.

A large contingent of SNAP leaders reportedly attended the launch of Parti Kita last month, indicating they and others are working on a common political platform.

While Anwar has his eyes on the 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak and 25 in Sabah to advance his dream of marching into Putrajaya, the Sabah and Sarawak leaders are more for autonomy and a fair share of the nation’s wealth.

In both the east Malaysian states, the DAP-PKR-PAS alliance is still seen as Orang Malaya, although the DAP has put roots in the urban centres where Chinese voters dominate.

The DAP entered Sabah and Sarawak around 1978 and has remained there to speak up for east Malaysian rights as well as to champion human rights and democracy.

The party won respect for fighting against autocrats like former Sabah chief minister Datuk Harris Salleh and incumbent Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud.

Despite that, the DAP remains a Chinese-centred, peninsular Malaysia-party, having failed to expand into the Dayak or Kadazandusun heartlands of Sabah and Sarawak.

A badly-mauled Pakatan has little chance of winning a majority of the 25 parliamentary seats in Sabah.

And, in Sarawak, its chances would be significantly damaged if main local partner SNAP decides to chart an independent course. - The Star

UMNO want Mukhriz to contest in Merliamau naked (no bribery) or get lost !

Merlimau: PAS Gets Pakatan Nod To Contest Seat

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Pakatan Rakyat has agreed that PAS contests the Merlimau by-election on March 6, said Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Hadi said the decision was reached during a meeting yesterday attended by top leaders of the three parties, including himself, Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.

“PAS will contest the seat as in the last general election.

“We will have a meeting on Sunday to discuss the names of possible candidates as suggested by PAS Malacca,” said Hadi during a press conference.

However, Hadi said the selected candidate would not be announced on that day.

Asked whether PAS would again field a female candidate as it did during the Tenang by-election on Jan 30, Hadi said: “It can be either a male or female candidate. We will discuss the matter.”

Previously, it was reported that the Malacca PKR had nominated its chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin to contest the seat.

Hadi also dismissed reports that PAS would not contest the seat. “There is no truth in such reports. We will contest for sure and are confident of strong support.”

PAS is said to have shortlisted three names as its candidate — Jasin PAS commissioner Jasme Tompang, state PAS Youth head Kamaruddin Sidek and Jasin PAS deputy commissioner Yuhaizat Abdullah.

Meanwhile, Anwar said DAP and PKR would give PAS their full support for the by-election on March 6.

UMNO asks Mahathir to drag Mubarak out of Egypt ...

No Politics In Ops Piramid: PM

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the operation to evacuate Malaysians from Egypt is of national interest and has no political element.

The government, he said, would do all it could to bring home the Malaysians from the strife-torn country.

"We make decision in whatever situation and we are carrying out the mission to secure the safety of all Malaysians residing or studying there.

"This is a mission of national importance. No political consideration whatsoever, as long as they are Malaysians, we will secure their safety," the prime minister said as he greeted 778 Malaysians, including students, at the Bunga Raya Complex of the KL International Airport (KLIA), here today.

They are the first group of Malaysians to arrive home in the massive evacuation operation, dubbed "Ops Piramid", which was launched on Wednesday.

The Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia flights landed about 10am.

Also greeting them on arrival were the prime minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, several cabinet ministers and the students' family members.

Saying that the mission was a massive undertaking, Najib said the government had to carry out detailed preparations, including having the Malaysians evacuated to Jeddah prior to being brought home.

He added that the mission involved various agencies because the ultimate objective was to ensure the Malaysians were safe.

The prime minister said the government was concerned of the safety of Malaysians, saying there was a total breakdown of law and order in Egypt at the moment.

Najib also expressed his gratitude to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki Abdullah al-Saud, for bearing the cost of two Boeing 747 flights to bring home the Malaysians from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur, describing it as an extraordinary gesture towards Malaysia.

Najib said the government was also prepared to discuss with the universities in Egypt so that the affected students would be able to sit for their examinations in Malaysia.

Anwar warns PKR lawmakers to improve as polls loom

February 08, 2011
SHAH ALAM, Feb 8 Stung by the latest desertion from the party, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has warned PKR lawmakers to buck-up if they want to run again in the next general election, widely expected this year.The PKR de facto leader met party federal lawmakers and state assemblymen from Selangor at the state secretariat yesterday to give an update on their Sarawak campaign, the Sabah chapters leadership crisis, and well as outline measures needed to strengthen the party.We have been asked to step up our offensive. Activity planning will be churned out, including focus on upcoming Sarawak elections... consolidating efforts are under way, said a PKR federal lawmaker who was present at the meeting.It is understood that Anwar warned them that only qualified leaders who performed well in their duties would be chosen to contest in the next elections.The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lynchpin has been seen as a stumbling block within the opposition coalition in recent months, with as many as six MPs quitting the party since last year.The latest defections from the party are Sabah PKR chief Pajudin Nordin and Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim left last November during the partys fractious elections and is now helming Parti Kita.Anwar (picture) also focussed on the partys plans for Sarawak which must hold its state election by this July.He was in the state, Malaysias largest, over the weekend to strategise with Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian, coincidentally at the same time Datuk Seri Najib Razak met ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmakers in Miri, where the prime minister launched the national Chinese New Year open house.Both coalitions are working to get as many seats as possible in Sarawak, which is usually seen as a fixed deposit for BN. But PR has also been focusing on Chinese majority seats in the urban areas apart from trying to expand its influence in the interior! .The par ty is beginning a two-month intensive campaign prep under Baru Bians stewardship, we are streamlining strategy and programmes so it is done in a structured manner, said the lawmaker.It is understood that party leaders will be making frequent trips to Sarawak within the next two months to help solidify PKRs campaign machinery there.The Malaysian Insider understands that all party leaders will now be assigned specific job scopes in respective states, in an attempt to restructure the partys focus.But Anwar also spoke about defending PKRs hold on Selangor, the countrys wealthiest and most developed state which it won in Election 2008.We also discussed at length the importance of maintaining Selangor and how candidates fielded in future depended on (their) current performance, said the PKR MP.PKR chief strategist Rafizi Ramli, who was also present during the meeting, admitted that the recent spate of defections had derailed the party from focusing on policy reforms.Policy reforms are what we need to focus on... the defections have affected our focus, and that was the purpose of the meeting today, to restrategise and refocus, he told The Malaysian Insider.Rafizi claimed that PKRs formation of a presidential council in Sabah was the best way to solve the impasse there.PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail had announced the council to run the partys Sabah chapter following the resignation of Pajudin over the weekend.The 11-member presidential council is the next best solution because everyone from whatever faction in Sabah PKR is given duties and tasks.So when the party leadership reassesses the performance of the council in the next few months, we will know which leader is capable to lead Sabah PKR, based on his/her performance, Rafizi told The Malaysian Insider.Pajudin announced that he was joining Umno, after citing a loss of confidence in the party leadership.He had been appointed to the post on January 10, and was the latest to have taken up the hot seat over the past year! .Pajudin had been facing fierce opposition from other Sabah division chiefs who had disagreed with his selection.Late last month, 18 of the states 25 division leaders demanded that the central leadership reconsider Pajudins appointment.Pajudin also failed to successfully convene the state committee meeting one week after his appointment, when it was repeatedly disrupted by division leaders caught in verbal exchanges.Sabah PKR has never won a seat in the state and has been in turmoil for years largely because of the existence of three major factions vying for the state leadership.

Tokoh Tokoh Masyarakat ( RTM 01st Feb 2011)

from Straight Talk 實話直說

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I thank Almighty God for his divine timely intervention not only to clear all the rubbish allegations against me and to promote me in the right perspective position as this TV documentary program vindicates me.

I have never expected that the authorities have decorated me as “TOKOH MASYARAKAT MALAYSIA”.

It has appeared on the 1st February 2011 after the 8.00 p.m. news, Peristiwa TV 1. It will appear that even God is sending down a meaningful message to the Rakyat, my true characteristics. I will continue to walk the talk.

Please enjoy viewing.

God Bless.
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