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LATEST! ENG GUAN SI COMMUNIST Continuous suppress the Malays in Penang!

Penang Oh Penang! I'm sad to see how the party treats the Malays in Penang! Since Guan Eng, Penang KKK take-overs. The Malays are perennially oppressed. They are treated like illegal immigrants.

Recent examples of the kinds of video kat ni ha, Malay businesses were seized, but the same Chinese meniaga they do not do anything.

This is clear evidence that the DAP is racist regime and the attitude of favoritism.Meniaga Malays are not allowed but people dorang left ... What kejadahnya all this?

DAP Korang people do not see the building remain on-site parking kat park is it? The cave is rumored, already existing among the tribes kawtim dorang all this ...Niamakahai right!

Cave MPSP officials have asked a nurse why shop all tu ni jugak not be demolished ...He said, received no instruction dorang including tribal shops DAP ni ... So .., I doubt there is hide behind a stone pig laaa ....

For the full article click here ...

Terrible is not it? To full power yet again, only one state under the rule of the communist je DAP ni, dah Malay treated like dogs, right? I wish to congratulate Sekalung blogger Permatang Pauh media for publishing what is really happening in Penang!
courtesy of PK House (Translated from Malay)


Datuk Teng Chang Khim has filed to strike out a suit against him over the disputed vacancy of the Port Klang state seat, claiming today he had immunity as Selangor Speaker for his action.

He also said that the power to declare the seat vacant was his and not the Election Commissions (EC).

Umnos Badrul Hisham Abdullah who insists he is still legally Port Klangs elected representative had named Teng as the first defendant and the EC as the second in his January 25 filing at the Shah Alam High Court in a bid to keep the seat.

I am protected by the immunity conferred by Article 72 of the Federal Constitution from any legal action by the plaintiff, Teng said in his affidavit-in-reply to Badrul filed today.

Article 77 of the Selangor Constitution, entitled Powers and Privileges of the Legislative Assembly, also granted him immunity from being sued as Speaker, he added.

The first-term Speaker had declared Badrul was no longer a member of the state assembly on January 19, having been absent from its proceedings for six months dating from July 16 last year.

Teng pointed out that both federal and state laws supported the doctrine of the separation of powers between the state legislative assembly and the courts.

Because of that, his decision as Speaker could not be challenged in court, Teng said.

Accordingly, I am not submitting to the jurisdiction of this honourable court, he said, adding that Badruls suit had no legal basis and was an abuse of the due process of law and asked the High Court to dismiss it.

A copy of the court papers was provided to The Malaysian Insider today by Tengs lawyers. Among his lawyers are senior counsel Tommy Thomas.

Badrul has filed a suit in a bid to keep the seat. File pic

In the court documents, Teng said the Selangor legislative assembly had met nine times since the 2008 general election and listed the breakdown f! or each of them as follows:

Session 1

Meeting 1: April 22, 2008 (swearing-in ceremony)

Meeting 2: May 21-26, 2008

Meeting 3: October 20-24; 28 and 29, 2008

Session 2

Meeting 1: March 11-13; 16 and 17, 2009

Meeting 2: July 8-10; 13-15, 2009

Meeting 3: November 9-13; 16 and 17, 2009

Session 3

Meeting 1: April 12-14, 2010

Meeting 2: July 12-15, 2010

Meeting 3: November 8-12 and 15, 2010

Teng affirmed that Badrul had failed to turn up for sittings on July 13 and 14, at the second meeting of the third session, but had produced a medical certificate and the assemblys clerk had recorded it accordingly.

His last attendance was recorded for the sitting on 15th July 2010, which was the 4th sitting of the 2nd meeting of the 3rd session, the Speaker said.

He pointed out that Badrul had failed to attend any of the six sittings in November last year, which was to discuss the state budget.

I did not at any time receive any letter or written notification regarding Badruls absence for the 3rd meeting, he said, and supplied a copy of the attendance list to back his statement.

Teng said he only received word from Badrul through a letter dated November 2010, three weeks after the Budget meeting was over.

The exact date was not stated in the letter giving the reason for his absence from the said meeting.

According to him, he was away for a traditional medical treatment in Pahang, Teng said, reiterating what he had told reporters previously.

In his affidavit, Teng related that he had replied to Badrul in a letter dated December 21, rejecting Badruls flimsy reason for being absent.

Teng said he formally informed the EC about the vacancy three days later and called for a by-election to be fixed.

Citing Article 69 of the Selangor constitution, Teng said the power to declare a casual vacancy in the Port Klang seat lay with the Speaker and not the EC.

Because of that and supported by Article 70(5) of the state constitution, the EC had no choice but to call for a by-election w! ithin 6 0 days of his decision, Teng added.

The Shah Alam High Court has fixed next Thursday to hear Badruls suit.

Motorcyclist stabbed in road bully incident

February 10, 2011
KUANTAN, Feb 10 A man is now fighting for his life at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital after a road bully stabbed him in the abdomen for unintentionally grazing a car while riding his motorcycle early yesterday.In the incident about 4am, the handle of the victims machine had slightly damaged the vehicle at a road junction in Jalan Gambang-Panching here.Following an argument over the damage to the car, one of two men inside the vehicle drew out a knife and stabbed the motorcyclist twice.The police have described the unidentified 21-year-old victims condition as critical.Pahang Criminal Investigation Department staff officer ASP Noor Asyikin Shamsuri said today following a report lodged by the victims brother, the police detained a suspect to facilitate investigations.She said the suspect was picked up near the scene of the crime, adding that a knife, machete and spear heads were also seized from his car.Noor Asyikin said the victim was heading to his home in Panching when his motorcycle grazed a car at a traffic light junction in Jaya Gading.She said a small argument was believed to have erupted between the victim and the two men in the car before the duo sped away.Subsequently, the motorcyclist and the duo met again at another traffic light junction in Jalan Gambang-Panching.This time, one of the occupants of the car alighted from the vehicle and stabbed the victim twice with a knife before speeding away, she said. Bernama

15 million thanxx!!

15,000,000. Next month, it'd be five years since I opened this blog. Alhamdulillah, it is still alive and kicking. When I published my first posting on 21 May 2006, I wasn't thinking about the lawsuits, police reports, the trips to the lawyers' offices, MCMC probes, threats, the blogger brotherhood, the blogger split, and the millions of visitors. Today, the thrill hasn't gone. Notching another million on the stat counters still makes my day.

So thank you 15 million times, bros and sistas.

Mallot Malice and Little Malotts

Azmi's Facebook status

It is my opinion that the New Straits Times has in its posession one of the sharpest pens of our time. I'm talking about Azmi Anshar the political commentator, music critic, trade union expert, instant dad. His piece below, published in the NST today, is a gem. Incidentally, in my weekly column in the Malay Mail today, I write about Little Malotts. While Azmi responds to Malotts' article in the WSJ, I am using the former ambassador as a tool to promote a new book on Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Another able columnist will also be dealing with Malott this Sunday in the New Sunday Times.

Malott trying to distract us from Anwar's woes

By Azmi Anshar

FORMER United States ambassador to Malaysia John R. Malott has penned a sweeping but disingenuous indictment of Malaysia in the Wall Street Journal's Asian opinion page, alleging that "racial and religious tensions are higher today than when Mr Najib took office in 2009".
Referring to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's handling of prickly race relations issues in that period, Malott mischievously characterised the tensions as "worse than at any time since 1969, when at least 200 people died in racial clashes between the majority Malay and minority Chinese communities".

Malott went on to accuse Malay-sia's leadership of "tolerating and, in some cases, provoking ethnic factionalism through words and actions".

His 1,100-word missive had two obvious but odious slants:
- The so-called racial tensions he misdirected are perpetrated exclusively by the Malay leadership against what he deemed as helpless and hapless non-Malays; and,

- a deep-seated revulsion for the Najib administration, matched only by his consistently unabashed public relations pitch for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, which makes his vitriol a simple sales promotion for Anwar.

Let's see. By cleverly deploying the noun, "tensions", against the May 13, 1969 trajectory, he is implying that racial clashes are a regular feature in Malaysian race relations since 1969.

The real question is, where are the worsening tensions that could trigger fatal racial clashes as terrible as those incited on May 13, 1969, as Malott slyly claims?

Malott asserted that the Malaysian leadership "is tolerating and provoking ethnic factionalism through words and actions". He can't be more flat on that.

What Malott perceived to be a malevolent circumstance can be seen in a more enlightened prism; it is Najib's willingness to engage all aggrieved parties -- Malays, Chinese and Indians alike -- by encouraging them to say ! their pi ece, even if it is unpleasant.

That's several notches up for free speech when previous administrations had curtailed debate on race relations, restricting them only to Parliament and special closed-door councils.

Now, the debate is so open that websites, blogs and social media networks are abuzz with the freedom to discuss what had been a taboo topic.

The downside? You'd think Malaysia is reeling in a perfect storm of racism, given the rancidness of many comments from all sides.

From Hindraf's exaggerated claims of genocide to the Chinese community's leverage of precious votes (some would call it blackmail) to get more Chinese schools to the Malays' defensive posture against shrill demands that their special position is irrelevant and obscured by historical skewering, the multi-pronged debate is boisterous and healthy.

These are strong, passionate stances made possible by an administration that accepts such sentiments as a fact of life and does not fear them from surfacing aloud, only if it allows Najib to formulate pragmatic solutions which may or may not appease the aggrieved parties.

Malott doesn't get this but, to be fair, he makes no mention of the word "racism" in his opinion piece but he, whether he likes it or not, is party to the loaded WSJ heading "The price of Malaysia's racism", which implies that Malaysia is drowning in a toxic cesspool of racism.

That's not what Malaysians are experiencing now though the WSJ appears to have no misgivings in branding that label on Malaysia.

Here's an alternative perspective to Malott's blinkered observation: Malaysians are no more capable of institutional racism (read apartheid and the US' pre-civil rights segregation) than Malott can be in his personal dealings with other races.

Malott might like to consider Malaysia's plus point as a burgeoning plural society that goes way back to 1957 when the first multiracial government was formed. In comparison, developed Western c! ountries can't even place a non-white high up in their respective administrations.

The tensions Malott mischaracterised are what Malaysians get tangled up constantly -- seemingly irreconcilable social, cultural, economical and political disputes on how best to prod the country towards a promising future of prosperity and creation of new wealth.

A lot of harsh words and comments have and will be exchanged, but a prime outcome is the nature of its civility -- and none of that bloodletting innuendo. Everyone, naturally, wants a bountiful share but no one is willing to budge, compromise or lose pertinent benefits gained over decades of political struggle.

So, the logical step is to continue negotiating, bargaining and bartering, even if the outcome is a full-blown civilised war of words.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a barometer on gauging disenchantment among the races: he would ask representatives of each race if they were satisfied with their lot and the immediate response would be a "no".

Since nobody was satisfied, then the cogent conclusion was that the government had been fair in its treatment of all races.

Conversely, had one race stated that they were satisfied, then something would be wrong somewhere.

It's obvious that Malott based his thinking on the advisement of the opposition crowd which puts the blame squarely on the Malay leadership and certain Malay non-governmental organisations when the reality is that every ethnic community is shouting and screaming, jockeying and jostling for the best possible position to capitalise on the goodies promised under the New Economic Transformation Programme.

It comes to this: Malott has a very big axe to grind in manipulating Malaysia's political machinations. But his objective, since the time he was last ambassador in 1998, had always been to blacken Dr Mahathir to shore up Anwar's political doldrums.

Interestingly, Malott conducts his sorties on Ma! laysia w hen trouble fixates on Anwar, from his troublesome sodomy trial to his tribulations in dealing with the growing army of PKR rebels and dissidents.

This latest sortie fits into Anwar's scheme of things and, being a close associate, Malott would have no qualms disparaging Najib as long it can help distract Malaysians from a very beleaguered Anwar

Read more: Malott trying to distract us from Anwar's woes

50 Juta Perabih Selamat Khawarij PAS Mesir

"pelajar perempuan ini tahu berterima kasih kepada PM dan kerajaan,mana perginya pelajar lelaki?cabut lari pergi salam cium tangan pemimpin khawarij?"

RM50juta,Itulah kos yang terpaksa dihabiskan untuk mengeluarkan pelajar Malaysia dari Mesir.

Sebahagian jumlah wang itu dihabiskan untuk mengeluarkan aparat aparat pakatan kerana Mesir adalah lubok PAS menghasilkan produk produk khawarij diluar negara.

Kita semua sedia maklum kos yang dibelanjakan sebegini tidak berbaloi kerana kalangan yang dibawa keluar langsung tidak berterima kasih sebaliknya kalangan pemimpin khawarij PAS membuat pelbagai tohmahan terhadap kerajaan dan pemimpin Umno yang berhempas pulas membantu anak anak mereka agar dapat menyelamatkan diri daripada rusuhan dan keganasan perusuh Mesir.

Anjing yang liar dan tidak berakal sudah pasti akan menggigit tangan yang membantunya. Anjing anjing ini mana tahu berterima kasih tambahan sudah diajar oleh kader kader khawarij PAS agar menyalak asalkan mereka adalah Bn UMNO.

Terfikir juga,sanggup pula aparat khawarij PAS membenarkan anak anak mereka memakan duit Umno,bukankah mereka sendiri berkata semuanya adalah rasuah malah tidak halal memakan makanan daripada Umno.

Dalam keadaan kecemasan di Mesir,ada juga produk khawarij di sana ingin mengambil kesempatan menyebar berita tidak benar berbaur fitnah ke tanah air.

Tidak seorang pun pemimpin khawarij PAS turun ke sana untuk membantu pelajar pelajar.Mereka hanya tahu menyalak meroya! n dari j auh itu ini serba tak kena. Sebaliknya orang yang mereka tuduh,fitnah dan hinalah yang membantu menyuapkan makan kedalam mulut anak anak mereka.

"anak muda ini memaki Jaket PMRAM,sebuah pertubuhan pro khawarij PAS"

Tuhan maha kuasa dan adil,berlakunya konflik di Mesir telah mendedahkan tembelang dan temberang PAS. Dalam masa yang sama pelajar pelajar disana menjadi saksi bahawa Umno yang diburuk burukkan selama inilah yang banyak membantu mereka.Jika itupun tidak mampu mereka sedar nescaya Allah telah mengelapkan hati mereka agar tidak ada lagi cahaya kebenaran dan tinggallah mereka hidup didalam fitnah besar khawarij PAS.

Pisau kata " memang dasar tak sedar diri"


1.A new book on Lee Kuan Yew has appeared with the title "Lee Kuan Yew - Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going." It is a collection of 16 interviews with Lee Kuan Yew by Singapore journalists.

2.What is the hard truth which will keep Singapore going? It is, according to Lee Kuan Yew the vulnerability of Singapore. Without saying so in so many words, Lee Kuan Yew believes that the island's neighbours would war against it if it has no military capacity to defend itself. The United Nations would not help Singapore in the event of such an attack.

3.Even America would not defend Singapore despite the Security Framework Agreement. America went to the aid of Kuwait because of oil, but Singapore's problem is water.

4.Kuan Yew blamed me for stopping sand supply from Malaysia. I was quoted as saying, "Even at their present size they are trouble, you let them grow some more they will be more trouble." Rhetorically he then asked the journalist present, "We've got friendly neighbours? Grow up."

5.I may have said that, though I cannot remember. But is that an indication that we intend to invade Singapore?

6.Singapore had been taking large quantities of sand from the sea-bed east of Johore and also in the Strait of Malacca. As a result the coast has been eroded in places. Taking one billion cubic meters more of sand in these seas would cause serious erosion.

7.In addition the fish-breeding ground will be destroyed and this will affect Malaysian fishermen.

8.As to the trouble caused by Singapore; in the 22 years of my premiership I was not able to resolve any of the problems with Singapore. These are the Central Provident Fund, the railway land, the operation of the Malayan Railway in Singapore and the water price. Additionally the reclamation in the Tebrau Strait was affecting the deep water shipping lane for ships to and from Pasir Gudang Port. The only problem solved ! was the unilateral decision of Malaysia to give up the naval base in Woodlands after Singapore kept raising the lease payments. Malaysia did not ask for even a single cent as compensation for the facilities it has installed at the base.

9.As for Singapore's military planes flying over Malaysian air space, Malaysia had the right to disallow such flights for many reasons. Singapore would certainly not like to have Malaysian military planes flying over Singapore.

10.When we wanted to build a bridge to replace the congested causeway Singapore was not forthcoming.

11.All this while Malaysia had been supplying raw water at 3 sen per thousand gallons. Even to Melaka, Johore is paid 30 cent per thousand gallons. Negotiations to raised the price of water failed repeatedly. The first agreement will end this year. We will continue to supply raw water at 3 sen per thousand gallons until 2061 under the second agreement.

12.Yes, we buy treated water at a subsidised price of 50 cent per thousand gallons. We are willing to forego the supply and treat our water ourselves.

13.It was Malaysia which suggested that both countries submit claims to Pulau Batu Puteh to the international court. The court decided that the rock belongs to Singapore even though it is nearer Malaysia. But two other rocks further from Malaysia but nearer Singapore were awarded to Malaysia.

14.Malaysia's willingness to go to the International Court is hardly in keeping with a country which harbours the intention to invade Singapore.

15.Kuan Yew cried when Singapore left Malaysia. We thought that it was the separation which had saddened him. But now he tells us that it was because "I left behind tens of thousands of people who had joined our rallies". Kuan Yew might remember that despite the huge crowds attending the PAP rallies, the party won only one seat.

16.The PAP supporters immediately formed the DAP to fight the cause promoted by the PAP after the separation. The DAP is alive and well t! oday in Malaysia. In fact it now rules Penang state.

17.But the rump UMNO left in Singapore could not survive in the hostile atmosphere created by the PAP Government. For that matter no other political party has been allowed to function properly in Singapore.

18.Kuan Yew claims all these opposition people are duds and must not be allowed to rule Singapore or even to be in the opposition. This is a frank admission that he determines who should represent the people of Singapore, not the people themselves as in a democracy. If there is any more proof needed that Singapore is a totalitarian state, this admission by Kuan Yew confirms it.

19.Now Kuan Yew is urging Muslims not to hold to the teachings of Islam too strictly. Most Muslims are in breach in their practice of Islam. But it is not for others to tell the Muslims that they should renege on their practice of Islam to facilitate integration in Singapore. In Malaysia we try to live with our differences. Our integration is not perfect because we are sensitive to the sensitivities of our people. We do not ask people to forsake their religious practices so we can integrate.

20.Malaysia has no intention to attack Singapore even if it is militarily weak. Even in my time there was no such intention. In fact we wanted to continue to supply Singapore with water, but at a fair price. I don't think my successors harbour any intention to do harm to Singapore. These are the hard truths. Competition in trade and shipping does not mean war, or a threat of war.

21.But one thing is certain: if Singapore treats Malaysia and Indonesia as its enemies then you must expect them to prepare for their defence. Even if it may not lead to war there will be tension and there will be an arms race. And much money will be wasted.

22.It would be far better if Mr Lee, the Minister Mentor of Singapore stop thinking about being vulnerable and that its neighbours harbour the intention to invade it. As with Pulau Batu Puteh, Sipadan and L! igitan o ur preference is for negotiation, arbitration or an international court's decision.

23. Remember Malaysia gave up Singapore peacefully. We did not try to use force to keep Singapore or to suppress its people.

Putrajaya doles out RM2.5b to schools as polls loom

February 10, 2011
Muhyiddin said payouts based on performance were new to the civil service. file picPUTRAJAYA, Feb 10 The Najib administration allocated RM2.492 billion for schools and education departments throughout the country, in what is seen as a move to woo over civil servants and parents nationwide ahead of a general election expected to be called this year.The RM2.492 billion in financial aid will be given to 16 state education departments (JPN) and seven education ministry divisions (KPM), which include the Islamic department as well as the Malaysian Teachers Education Institute.The Sarawak state education department received the highest allocation of schooling funds this year amounting to RM394 million while the education department in Putrajaya received the lowest amount- RM2.6 million.Besides that, the division in charge of boarding schools and school with excellent status received the highest amount of funds than any other division within the education ministry, totalling RM117 million.It is understood that the purpose of the financial aid was to highlight the governments sincere efforts in narrowing the gap between students in urban areas and rural areas, those who were poor and those who were well-off.Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also education minister, announced today the governments plans in rewarding school principals and teachers who have exceeded their performance beyond the targets set under the education section of the National Key Result Areas (NKRA).A total of 924 school principals have currently been shortlisted and stand to receive RM7,500 each. Five per cent of teachers, from the same schools as these principals, will receive RM1,800 each for their performances while the rest of the teaching staff will get RM900 each.Monetary rewards based on performance is something new which we have not seen before in the history of our countrys civ! il servi ce. But we believe that this new offer, if done right will be a great incentive for teachers to increase their work productivity, said Muhyiddin this morning.Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as well as Barisan Nasional (BN) have been on intensive campaigns to woo various sections of society especially young voters and civil servants to vote, as speculation is rife that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will call for general election by the fourth quarter of this year. Sarawak state elections must be also held by the middle of the year.PR has promised monetary incentives for teachers under its 100-days reform plan, stating that if it took over Putrajaya, it would stop wastages of federal funds and use the money to reward civil servants.When asked whether BN was emulating PRs strategy of wooing potential voters, Muhyiddin claimed it was instead the opposite.Pakatan is following our example actually... we have made these offers and programmes for a long time, its under the NKRA, the deputy prime minister told reporters.

For those worried bout the 'Hood'..

A little knowledge is more helpful than speculation, no?

Here are some articles that you might find helpful:

The Muslim Brotherhood Eyes a Comeback

The Muslim Brotherhood Uncovered

Tariq Ramadan: Democratic Turkey is the Template for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Meanwhile, Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman talks to Christine Amanpour about the 'Brother Muslimhood'...

If you think he's creepy, it's not without reason. Read his bio here.

Meanwhile, here's a great cartoon by Adam Zyglis from the Buffalo News:

MELAKA Boleh!!! Tapi ada juga yang buat TAIK!!

Hari minggu lepas saya membawa keluarga bercuti ke MELAKA BANDARAYA BERSEJARAH setelah beberapa tahun tidak bersiar-siar di sana. Sebelum ini kami hanya setakat melintasi negeri untuk ke selatan tanahair dan ke medan ikan bakar sahaja.

First impression saya semasa memandu kereta di Bandar Melaka tersebut? BERSIH, KEMAS dan RAPI sepanjang perjalanan! Terasa macam memandu di UK, New Zealand dan Australia pulak! Bandar Melaka memang sudah jauh berubah!

Perkara kedua. Saya difahamkan kerajaan Negeri sendiri yang membiayai "transformasi" Bandar Melaka yang termasuk mengindahkan bangunan/rumah kepunyaan rakyat selain dari program-program lain yang nyata dapat dinikmati oleh rakyat negeri Melaka. Persoalan yang timbul pada saya, "Adakah negeri Melaka ini sudah begitu kaya? Sudah mengatasi negeri Selangor? Ataupun adakah pengurusan hasil negeri diuruskan dengan begitu baik sekali oleh DS Ali Rustam dan barisan kepimpinannya?" Kudos kepada DS Ali Rustam dan barisan kepimpinannya. Alangkah majunya MALAYSIA kalaulah pengurusan hasil negara dapat diuruskan dengan sebaik ini, bukannya disorok dalam 48 peti besi, ataupun projek-projek mega yang bukannya dapat dinikmati oleh rakyat keseluruhannya. Entah berapa menara tertinggi dunia kita nak bina sedangkan banyak lagi benda lain yang benar-benar dapat mencuri hati serta menjuarai rakyat? Eloklah jenguk-jenguk projek airmata rakyat dulu, ataupun kurangkan kesengsaraan rakyat yang kena saman ekor sekiranya betul persepsi budget PDRM tu tidak mencukupi sehingga terpaksa mengutip hasil dari saman ekor pula. Menasabah atau tidak saman tu, lain kira, asalkan dapat kutip hasil untuk tampung belanjawan yang tidak cukup dari kerajaan. Hah! Kini JPJ dah ada kuasa masuk kampong pula!

Anyways, anda lawatlah sendiri BANDAR MELAKA BANDARAYA BERSEJARAH. Bagi saya dan keluarga ianya suatu pemandangan yang menyedapkan mata dan telah "TRANSFORM" dari keadaan terdahulu. Saya harap DS Ali Rustam dan barisan kepimpinannya akan terus "menjuarai" negeri Melaka ini.

Ok. itu yang bagus-bagus mengenai Bandar Melaka. Yang tak bagus pun ada juga. Masih ada lagi ORANG-ORANG YANG TIDAK BERTAMADDUN (samada mereka ini pelancong atau penduduk negeri, saya tidak pasti) membuang sampah merata-rata. Semasa menaiki "boat-cruise" saya ternampak 2 beg plastik dan 1 botol air mineral terapung-terapung di sungai. Di atas tebing, tempat duduk, saya nampak 1 botol mineral di bawah tempat duduk walaupun ada bakul sampah yang disediakan tak sampai 20 meter dari tempat duduk di situ. Majlis Bandaran, sekira terserempak dengan ORANG-ORANG YANG TIDAK BERTAMADDUN sebegini, patut tangkap dan sumbatkan dalam penjara sekiranya tidak bayar denda ON THE SPOT. Walaubagaimanapun, secara keseluruhannya, Melaka masih lagi begitu enak dipandang mata walaupun dengan kehadiran ORANG-ORANG YANG TIDAK BERTAMADDUN ini. Tapi ini bukanlah menjadi isu TIDAK BAGUS yang utama bagi saya.

Nak tahu isu yang TAK BAGUS PALING UTAMA bagi saya dalam percutian ini?

Okay, ini dia.

Kami naik kenderaan "Safari" di Formosa theme park itu. Sebahagian besar yang naik "van safari" bersama-sama kami itu adalah orang-orang cina (walaupun cuti Tahun Baru Cina, bukan semuanya orang-orang cina ye!). Tak taulah saya, samada mereka tu rakyat Malaysia ke atau pelancong asing. "Rakyat Malaysia" ada juga yang TAK GHETI berbahasa kebangsaan dan saban hari dok menjunjung bahasa asing nenek moyang di negara ini. Bila di gelar "Pendatang" tau pula marah mereka ini.
(Kuatkuasakan Artikel 152 & Akta Bahasa macam orang Aemerika ni, tak berani ke??)
Anyways, pemandu van itu sebelum memulakan perjalanan, telah menyambut kami dengan ucapan-ucapan berbahasa Inggeris, dalam dua tiga ayat. Seterusnya pemandu van memberikan penerangan dalam bahasa CINA sepanjang trip safari itu yang akhirnya disudahi dengan sepotong ayat "goodbye" dalam bahasa Inggeris. Terasa macam berada negara China pula kami! Bila masa pulak kami beli tiket penerbangan ke China ni?

Eh! Eh! Kami berada di negeri Melaka, Malaysia!!!


Ta! k lama l agi jadi negara Cina Kominis lah Malaysia ini. Sekurang-kurangnya bahasa Mandarin akan menendang keluar bahasa Kebangsaan sendiri.

No moratorium during Chinese New Year — Lim Sue Goan

MCA is no longer wanted whether it's Tiger or it's Lion. Actually, Tiger did quite well, we must give credit where it's due. It's just that we think it's better there is no MCA ...

the most intense gif ive seen

FEB 9 — Former MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has recently brought up again the DVD scandal involving current party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Dr Chua responded by saying that there should be no quarrel during the Chinese New Year as harmony in the family is the basis for success in any undertaking.

However, how many politicians can actually do that? Politics is a year-round activity and politicians will never shut their mouths even during Chinese New Year.

The MCA will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in the near future to debate and vote on a motion to postpone the next party election. During last year’s party election, although Dr Chua was elected the president, he received only 39 per cent of the votes.

If the motion to postpone the party election is not passed at the impending EGM, it will mean that the central delegates are casting a no-confidence vote against the current leadership.

Since the matter is so critical and urgent, some party leaders and members have started their lobbying for or against the motion, using the Chinese New Year celebration to promote their cause among party members and supporters.

Meanwhile in Penang, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng attended the state BN Chinese New Year open house out of courtesy, but was unceremoniously ambushed and admonished by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and state BN chairman Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

As the next general election is expected to be held soon, it is understandable that politicians need to make full use of time and opportunities and they must be psychologically prepared to be scolded. Somehow, they still need to at least stop making too much of noise during the Chinese New Year.

A group led by Pakatan Rakyat leaders gathered in front of the United States’ embassy on the second day of the Chinese New Year in support of Egyptians demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The Gerakan Youth has accused the Pakatan Rakyat leaders of not respecting Chinese festivals, but it was actually the pot calling the kettle black.

Politicians have made the Year of the Rabbit different from the previous years. There are wars of words and Chinese New Year open houses full of political overtones as politicians no longer say Gong Xi Fa Cai but1 Malaysia during the events. Their body languages also tell the people to “Please vote for me”.

The Chinese New Year had also been fully utilised by the DAP in its Tenang by-election campaign. Its advertisement told voters who were working away from home to return for the Chinese New Year, and to replace old stuff with the new ones when giving the house a thorough cleaning. In other words, it was asking them to return and vote for the PAS candidate.

As a preparation for the the Merlimau by-election, the MCA has held many Chinese New Year open houses in local residential and rural areas. Local Chinese community leaders also took the opportunity during the visit of the Malacca Chief Minister to make assistance requests. They have indeed fully played the harmonious spirit of mutual help.

In addition, the national-level Chinese New Year open house was held in Miri, Sarawak, this year as the Sarawak state election is expected to be held in June. Miri is the second largest city of Sarawak with 55 per cent Chinese in its population. The open house had attracted about 20,000 people and was indeed a very good publicity for the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had met with 62 Sarawak state assembly members during the Chinese New Year to understand the odd of Sarawak BN, while Pakatan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also met with Sarawak PKR leaders in Kuching.

Politicians have been busy in this Chinese New Year as they have to attend many open houses, visit a tourist who was hospitalised after a water scooter rammed into her, and rush to Sabah to handle the withdrawal of the state PKR chief.

The Year of the Rabbit is an election year and it is bound to be a different new year. —

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

Rejim DAP Menzalimi Orang Melayu

Orang melayu di P.Pinang terus dizalimi. Rejim DAP terus meroboh dan menghalau orang melayu diceruk mana sekalipun.

Kedai Bangsa DAP Tidak Diusik
Kedai orang melayu dihancur sehingga tidak berbekas untuk menghilangkan jejak bangsa melayu di P.Pinang

Lihat kedai bangsa DAP langsung tidak diusik sedangkan kedai mereka juga dibina secara haram. Ini semua penindasan yang dibuat oleh Guan Eng. Cukup menyedihkan apabila orang yang ditugaskan merobohkan kedai orang melayu adalah bangsa melayu sendiri.

Bangkit dan bersatulah orang melayu sebelum tanahair dijajah semula.

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DAP perkuda Anwar dapatkan sokongan Melayu — Jamhariah Jaafar

Penjenayah Mamak perkudakan Melayu bodoh dapatkan pencurian, perompakan & Penindasan semua orang termasuk mangkok ayun Melayu sendiri.

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This is not a misprint. Oh, really? Then organic really is spelled orgainc?

9 FEB — Pengerusi DAP, Karpal Singh pernah membidas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan mendesak beliau melepaskan jawatan sebagai ketua pembangkang kerana mempromosi budaya lompat parti apabila merancang untuk mengambil alih pemerintahan kerajaan Pusat pada 16 September 2008.

Pada sidang media ketika itu, Karpal dipetik berkata: “Anwar Ibrahim harus bertaubat kerana perbuatannya. Pakatan Rakyat sepatutnya memohon untuk mendapat-kan seorang pemimpin yang baru bukannya pemimpin yang mengamalkan budaya ini.”

Karpal yang juga Ahli Parlimen Gelugor ketika itu kecewa terhadap pemimpin Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) dan DAP yang menyokong tindakan Anwar kerana pakatan pembangkang harus mendapat sokongan rakyat sepenuhnya pada pilihan raya umum akan datang untuk membentuk kerajaan, bukan mengamal budaya lompat parti.

Itu cerita dulu. Bagaimanapun, Karpal dan sahabat baiknya, Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) banyak kali melupakan apa yang mereka perkatakan sekali gus sering pula menjilat ludah sendiri. Adakah mereka sanggup menggadai maruah sebagai ahli politik veteran untuk mempertahankan Anwar?

“Karpal dan Kit Siang sudah melalui pelbagai kerenah politik termasuk kalah di gelanggang sendiri, tapi ketika itu tidak sesekali merendahkan martabat mereka sebagai ahli politik.

“Tapi pada akhir karier, kedua-dua mereka sanggup membiarkan maruah dicemar. Bukan saja membela Anwar yang sanggup melakukan apa saja demi survival politiknya, bahkan membutakan mata terhadap kelebihan kerusi yang dimiliki semata-mata untuk memikat bangsa Melayu dan membuatkan kita keliru,” kata Ahli Parlimen Sri Gading, Datuk Mohamad Aziz.

Pilihan Raya Umum 2008 mencatat sejarah besar bagi semua parti politik negara ini. Buat kali pertama, parti pemerintah sejak merdeka mengalami kemerosotan sokongan dan sebaliknya berlaku kepada pembangkang yang diwakili PKR, DAP serta PAS. Ketika itu PKR memenangi 29 kerusi, DAP (28) dan PAS (23). Kemenangan itu membuat Anwar yang juga Penasihat Umum PKR kembali angkuh dan mengumumkan bakal mengambil alih Kerajaan Persekutuan menjelang 16 September 2008, dengan mendakwa ada Ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN) akan melompat parti secara beramai-ramai.

Tarikh 16 September datang tetapi tiada Ahli Parlimen BN melompat parti. Sebaliknya, sejak tarikh itu enam Ahli Parlimen keluar PKR kerana tidak percaya dengan kepemimpinan Anwar. Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (Bagan Serai); Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal); Wee Choo Keong (Wangsa Maju); Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim (Bayan Baru); Zulkifli Noordin (Kulim-Bandar Baharu) dan N. Gobalakrishnan (Padang Serai) keluar PKR menjadi Ahli Parlimen Bebas dan mula mendedahkan gelagat Anwar sebenar.

Zahrain antara yang mendedahkan “penipuan” Anwar mengenai isu 16 September di Dewan Rakyat apabila berkata. Ketua pembangkang itu mendakwa kononnya Yang di-Pertuan Agong pernah menunggu di istana untuk mengesahkan jumlah Ahli Parlimen BN yang melompat parti.

Tidak cukup dengan Zahrain, Zulkifli, Wee dan terkini Gobalakrishnan yang pernah menjadi penyokong kuat Anwar tidak lagi teragak-agak menyedarkan rakyat mengenai siapa sebenarnya Anwar.

Hakikatnya, ahli politik veteran seperti Karpal dan Kit Siang insaf mengenai siapa Anwar tetapi sengaja tidak mahu mengambil kesempatan daripada kelebihan kerusi di Dewan Rakyat untuk jadi ketua pembangkang.

“Keengganan Karpal dan Kit Siang mengambil alih jawatan ketua pembangkang dengan kelebihan 29 kerusi, berbanding 23 dimiliki PKR sekarang, membuktikan DAP memang sengaja mahu memperalatkan Anwar.

“Semua orang tahu DAP sanggup memperalatkan parti Melayu yang bergabung dengannya. Yang penting bagi mereka mengelirukan rakyat Malaysia terutama bangsa Melayu,” kata Mohamad Aziz. Tetapi adakah itu hakikatnya atau DAP sebenarnya terperangkap?

Hakikatnya, DAP tidak ada jalan lain kecuali menahan diri daripada mendesak Anwar melepaskan jawatan sebagai ketua pembangkang kerana sedar mereka memerlukan Anwar sebagai boneka berikutan Perlembagaan Malaysia tidak membenarkan bangsa selain Melayu menjadi Perdana Menteri.

“Dengan kedudukan yang makin tersepit dan kehilangan semakin banyak kerusi PKR di Parlimen, Anwar sekarang menjadi boneka yang menerima arahan DAP,” dakwanya sambil membidas DAP sebagai hipokrit yang melaungkan demokrasi tetapi langsung tidak mengamalkannya walaupun DAP kini mempunyai kerusi terbanyak dalam kalangan pembangkang. — Berita Harian

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

Tony Pua:Akhirnya Barua PAP Berjaya

"Komunis DAP in Action"

Tony Pua berjaya mencapai objektif mendedahkan aset pertahanan negara kepada pihak asing. Walau pun nampak bodoh dengan perbandingan yang beliau berikan.Tony Pua bersama gerembolan pakatan terutamanya blogger blogger haprak pakatan bersekongkol mendedahkan perolehan aset senjata terbaru negara apabila membangkitkan persepsi kononnya perolehan pembelian 6 buah kapal punyai unsur rasuah.

Niat sebenar Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya ini hanyalah semata mata mahu pihak kementerian pertahanan mendedahkan spesifikasi dan kos perbelanjaan pembelian kapal dengan pelbagai tuduhan dan tohmahan.

Mahu tidak mahu blogger pro BN dan pihak kementerian terpaksa memberi respon dengan memberi penjelasan berdasarkan fakta yang ada untuk mengelakkan persepsi buruk yang dibangkitkan oleh komunis DAP ini.

Kami blogger pro BN boleh memilih untuk tidak menjawab isu pembelian 6 buah kapal ini kerana memikirkan rahsia kerajaan haruslah kita jaga.Memandangkan pengkhianat pengkhianat yang memegang status kerakyatan Malaysia mengila dengan pelbagai tohmahan maka isu ini harus dipertahankan.

Singapura tidak perlu bersusah payah menghantar ejen perisik untuk mengetahui perolehan aset tentera Malaysia.Cukup dengan sekadar menggerakkan sekutu rapatnya dari kalangan ahli politik pakatan terutamanya DAP yang menariknya usaha ini dibantu oleh anjing anjing pakatan memerangkap blogger rasmi khawarij PAS dan PKR.

Perolehan sesuatu aset pertahanan tidak dibuat dengan semberono,sudah pasti pelbagai kajian dan analisis dibuat ditambah dengan bajet pertahanan yang terhad.Adalah menjadi tidak munasabah pihak! kerajaa n sewenang wenangnya membelanjakan wang dalam jumlah yang besar tanpa memikirkan baik buruk kerana isu ini menjaga kepentingan keselamatan negara.

Selaku ketua publisiti DAP,Tony Pua kelihatan amat bodoh tetapi sebaliknya beliau amat bijak dalam memanipulasi sesuatu isu untuk kepentingan politik dan kepentingan abang besar DAP iaitu PAP.

Kita semua sedia maklum Tony Pua sebelum bergiat aktif dalam dunia politik telah berkerja di Singapura lebih dari 10 tahun. Hubungan beliau dengan parti PAP amat rapat malah pelbagai aktiviti parti PAP turut disertai semasa beliau berada di sana.

Si bangsat celaka ini sejak dari dulu tidak pernah menghormati hak kepentingan bumiputra dan pernah menghina Raja berpelembagaan apabila mempertikaikan kuasa sultan.

Orang yang sebeginikah kalangan haprak pakatan mahu memberi sokongan?

Pisau kata " Tony Pua harus dikenakan ISA"

Human resource groups split on equality panel

February 10, 2011
Perkasas Ibrahim Ali had vowed to fight the EOC to its end. file picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 Unions and other stakeholders in the job market agreed on the need for merit-based advancement in the workplace but were mixed on whether an equal opportunity commission (EOC) was the way to achieve it.Secretary-general of the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) J. Solomon said an EOC was a good idea as it would help ensure equal opportunities for all races.We should have this kind of commission as it would be better for this country and our future generations, he said. Everyone should have equal opportunities and, if it is practised, then everyone will work hard.However, Johan Merican, chief executive officer of TalentCorp, the newly-formed government agency tasked with ensuring that the human capital needs of the economy are met, said that he was unsure if such commissions were actually effective.Im not convinced that a commission is the way to achieve the desired outcome, he told The Malaysian Insider. Although Johan said that recruitment without discrimination was crucial in the interest of attracting the best talent to the local market, he said that a commission alone could not achieve this goal.But I think that it is in everyones interest to act without discrimination based on age, gender or race, he added.The idea of an EOC had disappeared from the New Economic Model (NEM) launched last year leading to claims that Putrajaya had pandered to Malay groups who lobbied against the softening of pro-Malay policies as largely recommended by the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC).Some Malay rights groups have opposed the EOC by claiming that the concept of equal opportunity for all races went against Article 153 of the Federal Constitution, which touches on the special position of the Malays and other Bumiputeras.The issue was reignited this week following complaints f! rom Datu k Zainal Aznam Mohd Yusof, one of the authors of the NEM, that the proposed EOC was lambasted and strangled by Perkasa.Solomon, however, disagreed that an EOC would infringe upon the constitution and said it would ensure that all Malaysians get to share the wealth of the country.Even now, only a few individuals of the group (Malays and Bumiputeras) are enriched, he said. Where is the actual sharing? Who is making the money?He said the EOC would mean that the masses would benefit rather than individuals.The issue of EOC, however, is apparently one that is poorly understood, and that could have hampered its chances of being adopted.Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president Mohd Khalid Atan said that if introducing the EOC meant true equality then it was a good concept.If equality refers to fair distribution of opportunities and wealth then it would be good for us, he said. There would be a degree of competition but if it is fair competition then it would be alright.He noted, however, that understanding of the EOC was poor.We do not know specifically what is the EOC supposed to do, he said. They should be more transparent and have more details.Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) president Datuk Omar Osman concurred with Khalid and said details about the proposed EOC were scarce.There is not much known about the role and scope of the EOC, he said. There is no extensive study on its pros and cons.He added that unlike the 1 Malaysia concept, no seminar on the EOC had been given to Cuepacs.We had a seminar on 1 Malaysia so that there would be no misunderstanding of it, he said. With 1 Malaysia it is clear that performance is put first regardless of race.The Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said he was opposed to the EOC as there are currently no issues that such a body could address in the Malaysian context that the human resource ministry could not already handle.As employers, we dont go into any form of discriminatory practices, h! e said.A sked about complaints about discrimination against Malays in non-Malay companies and discrimination against non-Malays in the government sector, Shamsuddin said that he did not agree with such claims.When companies sometimes put ads that say a certain language is required, it is because that is the language that is spoken by their clients, he said referring to an often heard complaint about advertisements containing a requirement that prospective candidates speak Mandarin.It is not right to say that employers are discriminating.The initial draft of the NEM had proposed the EOC to cover discriminatory and unfair practices.Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali said last year that he would fight the EOC to the end if it did not adhere to relevant constitutional provisions.Following Ibrahims statements, de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that the EOC would be subject to the constitution.Nazris defence of the EOC was in vain, however, as it was quietly dropped from the NEM and the issue buried until Zainals outburst on Tuesday.

Mamak to jail for "Interlok"

‘Interlok’ panel to meet over amendments on Feb 16

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 – The independent panel established to look into amending sensitive parts of the “Interlok” novel used as a Form Five literature textbook is to meet on February 16, Director-General of Education Datuk Abdul Ghafar Mahmud said today.

He said the panel would consider the appropriate amendments and submit its recommendations to the government soon.

“The independent panel of eight people comprises linguists, academicians, literary experts and representatives from the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and the Indian community,” he said in a statement.

On January 27, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said “Interlok” would continue to be used as the literature component of the Bahasa Malaysia subject for Form Five students in Zone 2 covering Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

However, the government has agreed to amend the parts regarded as sensitive by the Indian community.

The novel, written by national laureate Datuk Abdullah Hussain, sparked controversy following the Education Ministry’s decision to use it as a literature textbook, as it is deemed to contain passages regarded as sensitive to the Indian community in the country.

The issue was picked up by many quarters, including non-governmental organisations and political parties, which alleged that the book contained elements of racism while others defended it as a novel depicting the theme of integration of the country’s three major races in the period from 1900 to independence in 1957.

Muhyiddin held discussions with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and MIC President Datuk G. Palanivel and MIC Deputy President Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam to find a solution.

A consensus was reached to retain the novel as a literature textbook but with amendments to the parts regarded as sensitive. – Bernama

517 baby killed under Najib's compassionate eyes !

517 baby dumping cases since 2005

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 – From 2005 to January this year, a total of 517 baby dumping cases were registered in the country, said Federal CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.

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He said 203 of the cases involved boys, 164 girls while the gender of the other 150 babies could not be ascertained.

“For cases in which the gender cannot be identified, post-mortems could not be carried out because the bodies were too badly decomposed,” he told reporters at the Federal police headquarters.

Of the total, 230 were found alive while 287 were dead.

Mohd Bakri said 37 suspects had been arrested in connection with the cases from 2005 until now, including four people in January alone.

Eighteen cases were brought to court resulting in nine convictions so far, he said.

According to Mohd Bakri, their studies revealed that the common locations for baby dumping were housing areas, by the road near mosques, rivers, bushes and public toilets.

He also said the police were given the responsibility of managing the NUR Alert (National Urgent Response Alert) system which aims to detect and inform the public about missing children aged below 12.

He said they were entrusted by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry with this issue as the department was investigating such cases, which also included evidence collection and information dissemination. – Bernama

MCA Central Committee to discuss postponing elections

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 – Tomorrow’s meeting of the MCA Central Committee is to discuss the postponement of party elections scheduled for this year.

It will also discuss a date for an extraordinary general meeting of the party to amend the constitution to enable the postponement of the elections.

The EGM is necessary to amend a provision in the party constitution, which states that the party can decide to postpone elections only 42 months after the last general election.

Party elections are due in March, which is only 36 months after the last general election that took place in March 2008.

MCA Secretary-General Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, when contacted, said any amendment to the constitution would have to be passed by the general assembly, meaning an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) must be convened for that purpose.
“It was a consensus among the CC (Central Committee) members (earlier to postpone party elections). The EGM will be part of our agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, which also includes other political issues,” he told Bernama.

He said the party’s legal bureau had given its opinion on the matter and this would be discussed in detail at the meeting but he did not mention what the recommendation from the bureau was.
“It depends on when you want to postpone the elections to,” he said, without elaborating except to say that it had to be in the spirit of the party constitution.

Some CC members contacted by Bernama said most were in favour of postponing the party elections, either by amending the constitution or through a special resolution, which means an EGM has to be held in order to get the endorsement of the party grassroots.

However, they expressed concern that any proposed amendment to the constitution to overcome the required period of 42 months might not obtain enough support as, under the party constitution, such an amendment needed the endorsement of at least two-thirds of the delegates.

“It’s not stated in the notice for the CC meeting but we know it is on the agenda. We need to brief everyone on what the best solution is as there is some concern that some groups may try to sabotage (the EGM),” said CC member Loh Seng Kok.

Another CC member, Datuk Chong It Chew, said he believed the EGM would likely be called sometime in March but it would remain a challenge for the CC to convince the grassroots to postpone party elections.

“If there is a proper explanation and a road show, I believe such a resolution can be approved,” he said.

As pointed out by CC member Datuk Ti Lian Ker, it’s not a question of whether you want to postpone the elections or not because the “EGM still needs to be held in order to get over the constitutional impediment”.

Umno, Barisan Nasional’s biggest component party, has decided to postpone its party elections scheduled for this year by up to 18 months. Gerakan also followed suit by postponing its scheduled elections from this year to the next.

In 2007, the MCA postponed its party elections at all levels until after the general election in March 2008, where Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat was elected president and Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, deputy president.

However, the party was embroiled in an internal crisis until fresh polls, only for the top or central leadership, were held in March last year where Dr Chua was elected the new president.

However, the party still has to hold elections at all levels for a new term of three years as the polls in March last year for the top leadership were only for the remaining period of the current term which will end in October. – Bernama

Vote Baby Vote

Voting Time?

Malaysia Vote! | Credit: Jannisri

Malaysia Vote! | Credit: Jannisri

Reflections of a final semester law student on the criteria that he would consider before casting his vote for the next general elections.

2011, another year before 2012 and I’m turning 23. Good Lord, I still feel like I am 21.

Well, I reckon the secret to looking young is actually quite easy: just think that you are young and put yourself at the age where you like the most.

However it does not work mentally because you cannot afford to arrest your intellectual growth and maturity. Oh dear, whatever would happen to those who are intellectually challenged?

Having said that, rumours are spreading: the 13th general election will be held anytime in the first half of the year. It will be exciting because this will be my first time casting the vote.

Hopefully I will be able to cast it; you never know the fate of a travelling student like me. Hopefully the air ticket will not be too expensive when the democratic process calls me to fulfill my civic duty.

The idea of voting for the first time really intrigues me; a slight imagination of the experience makes my nerves vibrate relentlessly, I feel a hot and cold sensation crawling on my skin.

It feels like I’m watching the bride walk down the aisle, shivering and waiting for the moment to say "I do" so that the whole ceremony could end as soon as possible. Wait, I’m stretching the imagination just a tad too far. I’ve never been married, how would I know how that feels like?

That’s the problem with me, or us: we imagine, assume and contemplate without finding out empirically what is it that we really feel. I am always guilty of the crime; assuming something in isolation, only to discover that the feeling that I conceived was invalid.

The same can also equally be said about our politicians.

  • Why else did the ruling coalition come out with the notorious AUKU?
  • Why else our freedom to use certain words to express ourselves is restricted?
  • Why else was disciplinary action taken against the UKM 4?
  • Why else do we have preventive laws?

All these legislations were enacted on the pretext of protecting the society from harm. The ministers thought that without these laws, the society would collapse.

However the questions remain:

  • What harm is the power that be so afraid about?
  • In what manner the society can be harmed?
  • Whose interest is actually protected by these laws?

Thus far, the regime has not given us satisfactory and convincing explanation as to why we need laws that illegitimately encroach into our lives. When we advocate human rights, we do not ask for absolute freedom.

We know that this is not how freedom works; freedom has to be exercised with responsibility.

All we ask is that our rights be respected and protected. All we ask is that so we can enjoy our rights.

The rights that we should enjoy are the rights that make us free human beings, not rights as defined and shaped by the distrusting government. Such legislated rights only reduce us into mundane homo sapiens, not humans.


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So much for the nexus between unsubstantiated assumption and human rights.

Lately, I have been reading the news and occasionally turn my attention to the country’s political arena. It is amusing, really, to attune your attention to the political field sometimes.

Politicians are the best entertainers, even if they don’t believe they are. They can provoke all sort of feelings from us, the citizens: anger, happiness, sympathy etc.

But the thing that amazes me the most is the fact that a third force is emerging, a force purportedly providing the voters with an alternative between the ruling coalition and the opposition pact.

Frankly I am not sure whether their emergence is something to be applauded or ignored. It is good though that we now have a variety of choices.

I agree with most political commentators that we need a two-party system to have our democratic process work effectively, but my agreement is not without reservation.

I am afraid if this system should limit our choice. With the questionable quality of politicians on both sides of the divide that we have today, I am not entirely convinced that the limited competition between the two rivals would benefit us.

The question is often asked:

"What if the alternative candidate that I vote turns out to be the exact replica of the former assembly-person?"

While I agree with the fact that the ruling coalition is not capable of systemic reform of itself and the country, I am equally doubtful of the opposition pact’s ability to rectify the wrongs of the current regime and to depart from the corrupt system which has been in place for more than half a century.

I firmly believe that we should vote based on issues.

I earnestly believe that proposed solutions to issues facing the people should be the capital of the politicians. The one with the best solution to address and tackle the issues for the benefit of the people should win the vote.

However, I am also aware that the ruling coalition should be voted out simply because they have been in power longer than anyone could have imagined and as the saying goes, political comfort corrupts.

Now, what if, as fate would have it, the ruling coalition is able to provide good solutions to the problematic issues that plague the nation?

Or that the possible change in government does not bring about any change and instead entrenches the illness that the country has long suffered?

Too far-fetched, the possibilities one may say but it does not preclude the fact that such a scenario is possible. If such a scenario occurs, how should I cast my vote?

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Leaving the dilemma to be pondered upon, I have listed several issues which concern me:

1. Education. The education system that we have now needs to be overhauled. The syllabus needs to be amended to include a holistic approach towards education.

By this, I mean the education system should strive to produce not only book-smart pupils, but also a prudent generation: one that can think critically and creatively. To those who are not excellent academically, perhaps a vocational system should be developed properly to cater to them.

Would the government be willing to do that?

2. Access to tertiary education. Looking at the poverty level in the country that transcends ethnicity, is the government ready to create another UiTM?

This time, its admission should be opened to all potential students regardless of their ethnicity, and the academic opportunities in the university should be limited only to those who are considered to be poor and those from the middle-class families.

Thus, for that reason, a standard has to be put in place to screen the candidates. Having said that, the academic standard should not be neglected; it should be maintained at the possible excellent level.

3. Religious freedom. Matters concerning religion should not be interfered by the government. There should be a complete separation of the church and the state, or the mosque for that matter.

I don’t care if you think your religion is more supreme than the religion next door.

If you should think that it is supreme, work on your approach, persuade the potential believers with wit and wisdom, and not through state’s sanction.

Counter misconceptions and lies arrowed at your religion with your brain and Holy Book, not by state apparatus meant to protect public order.

Even if the government should think they are bound by Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, its intervention should be limited only as far as providing financial aid. But if they should do so, the financial allocation should not be at the expense of other religions.

4. Student activism. Students, at all level should be free to be involved in any activity, be it political, cultural, economical or religious. A student’s movement and activism should not be curtailed or arrested.

5. Preventive laws. These pieces of legislation should go altogether. Even if they cannot be repealed for any reason, which for the record I think is really absurd an argument, judicial scrutiny should be widely included to safeguard the interest and rights of the detainees.

6. Public transportation. Currently, I am quite cynical on this matter. While the government is urging us to use public transportation, the service provided is extremely terrible. This is especially true in the Klang Valley.

I’m perplexed because the public transportation in Kota Kinabalu, which is only loosely regulated by the government, is more efficient than their counterparts in West Malaysia, which ironically is heavily regulated by the relevant ministry. So, if the government wants the ordinary folks to use public transportation regularly, and not only as the last resort, then it should improve and upgrade the current system.

The issues listed here are not by any means exhaustive. I might have missed some of the other pivotal issues that affects the country. This is what I can think of while writing.

How about you? How would you cast your vote?

Ruzaini hails from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and having resided in various places within 17 years of his life (within Sabah only, of course), he has a problem identifying any specific place to be called his hometown. Instead, he borrows a phrase from Dr. Farish Noor’s "The Nomad Prayer" in his book, "Qur’an and Cricket" - "God take me home. And let my home be everywhere." He is a self-proclaimed perfectionist yet laid-back and fairly poor in spelling. Currently in his final semester of reading law, Ruzaini likes to go deep into issues and topics that interest him. He thinks it is more interesting to explore the "why" than the "what." If one settles only on the "what," one will only have superficial knowledge. Having said that, Ruzaini more often than not ends up having a monologue when it comes to understanding the "why". He wonders why. Courtesy of Loyaburok.

Cikgu Shida’s lesson on life, love and fun

by uppercaise

If Malaysia’s wretched education system can be saved, we might need more cikgus like Cikgu Shida, a hobbyist mime artiste and video star, featured by Anil Netto on his blog today as an example of a school teacher and Malaysian breaking out of the mould of what society expects of her.

So next I can tell my pupils if teacher can do it, why can’t you! Show your talent, be brave, be confident, always believing in yourself, don’t be afraid of the mockery… JADIKAN SEMUA EJEKAN DAN KATA-KATA KEJI TERSEBUT SEBAGAI PEMBAKAR SEMANGAT UNTUK MENGHASILKAN YANG LEBIH BAIK. These videos are not just to motivate myself but also to motivate my pupils.

Her most popular video is C.S.D.P 13: Kalau Berpacaran – Sohaimi Mior Hassanwith almost 600,00 views at YouTube.

» The blog: Cik Shida Dari Pari

More videos and everything about Roshida Abdul Azia, school teacher and a lover of life.
The blog: Cik Shida Dari Parit

Malott, Zainal Aznam are sick, says Ibrahim Ali

Only Mamak is healthy because he drinks San Miguel everday ... Ungkeleke Naladeh.

He tries to kill two birds with one stone by attacking both ex-US envoy Malott and NEAC’s Zainal Aznam.

There is no love lost between Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali and two of his latest detractors, as he spared nothing in attacking former US ambassador to Malaysia John R Malott and National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) member Zainal Aznam Mohd Yusof today.

In his trademark fiery rhetoric, Ibrahim called both men “sick” - Malott for undermining Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's administration and Zainal Aznam for accusing Perkasa of forcing the government to water down the New Economic Model (NEM).

The Pasir Mas MP first trained his guns on Malott, saying that the former US envoy should go and have his head checked with a psychiatrist.

“I think there are Malaysians who have asked for his help. There must be people behind him, asking him to give negative views of our prime minister,” he said at a press conference at the Perkasa office in Kuala Lumpur.

azlan“I believe Malott is backed by a Malaysian who is facing a political death, but I will not name names.”

Continuing his tirade against Malott, Ibrahim said the fact that Perkasa is pushing its bumiputera economic agenda does not make the organisation racist.

He stressed that their economic agenda is strongly supported by the federal constitution, which provides special privileges to the Malays and bumiputeras.

“There is article 153 (of the federal constitution), because the Malays and bumiputeras are important. What I am talking about is equitable economic share for all races, and 30 percent is just a threshold that we would like to at least achieve,” he said, referring to the 30 percent bumiputera quota provided under the 40-year-old New Economic Policy.

'FDI was good under the NEP'

Shifting his attention to Zainal Aznam, Ibrahim said the economist is talking “nonsense” in blaming the NEP's bumiputera quota for flagging foreign direct investments (FDI) into Malaysia.

NONECalling Zainal Adnam an academic with “no experience” in business, Ibrahim argued that the dip in FDI is a global phenomenon that has nothing to do with the country's affirmative action policy.

“During the time of the NEP, there was so much FDI coming in. Now the dip in FDI is a global issue... even the US has been asking its businesses to invest in their own country. It is not because of affirmative action,” he said.

Ibrahim pointed out that foreign investors have been “very happy” to do business in Malaysia under the current system as it has been easy for them to get projects by simply engaging local partners.

“There have been investors, such as from Japan and Britain, who are more than happy to partner with locals. What's wrong with direct nego(tiations)? If a local company gets a project, all the foreign investors need to do is team up with the local and they have a project.

“Any businessman comes to the country to make money. There are foreigners who are very happy because it is easier for them to get projects,” he said.

'Malays sufffered for hundreds of years'

Ibrahim also pointed out that it is unrealistic to expect the Malays to catch up with the rest of the country under the NEP, claiming that the Malay economy had been under siege for a few centuries.

“The Malays were marginalised for over 400 years. In 1511 we were colonised, and we only got back (economic empowerment) on May 13 (1969) after how many hundreds of years,” he said, referring to the date of a bloody racial affray.

Ibrahim acknowledged that while there have been Malays who have abused the privileges afforded them under the NEP, he stressed that the many economic opportunities under the policy were thrust on the Malays who were largely unprepared.

“How do you expect the Malays, after hundreds of years being marginalised, to now compete at a level playing field? The community would need another 10 to 20 years, or at least until after 2020 when the country becomes developed.”

Ibrahim meanwhile announced that Perkasa will organise a bumiputera economic transformation summit sometime in the middle of next month to present and discuss several proposals that they have developed with academics and economic experts.

He added that they will also hold a Perhimpunan Melayu Perkasa Perak this Feb 26 in Pasir Salak, and a similar event in Kedah on April 30.

Ibrahim said they expect between 10,000 to 15,000 people to attend the Perak function, which will be graced by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the keynote speaker.

RCI panel meets Teoh's sister, lawyers

They hold a 15-minute discussion and express concern on the date set for the inquiry to begin, because of a crowded schedule of cases on Feb 14.

Teoh Beng Hock's sister Lee Lan and lawyers Gobind Singh Deo, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar and Karpal Singh attended the final meeting of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) today, prior to the start of proceedings on Monday.

LeNONEe Lan, accompanied by Gobind, arrived at the Jalan Duta court complex at 3pm, while the panel members arrived about 3.15pm.

About 4.40pm, Lee Lan and the lawyers left the meeting, after a 15-minute discussion with the panel members.

Lee Lan, who had attended the coroner's inquest into her brother's death in Shah Alam without fail, appeared tired and unwell. She is expected to issue a statement later today.

She had previously asked the RCI, formed on Jan 26, to conduct its hearings in a fair, professional and transparent manner.

She had also expressed disappointment that the government has been silent on the family's demand to include four more individuals, recommended by civil society, in the current seven-member panel.

Lawyers' concerns

Met at the lobby of the court complex, Karpal told reporters that the lawyers were concerned about the date set for the inquiry to begin, and had expressed their views on the matter to the RCI.

NONE"There are many cases on (Feb 14)... and there is the revision (of the open verdict in the Teoh inquest) pending in the High Court," said Karpal.

He stressed that the High Court's judgment was superior to that of the RCI.

Gobind said the lawyers have yet to examine the witness list, but this would be sorted out on Monday.

"We have asked for the list of witnesses form us to know who are they are. We are also concerned about the fact that certain witnesses were brought in by the family during the inquest, so we want to know what the position is with them," he said.

"We have been basically asked to make these applications in open before the RCI on Monday, so that decisions can be made."

According to Gobind, the panel met today to discuss issues pertaining to logistics and administration.

He explained that the lawyers were only invited to the meeting this morning, to indicate their concerns and issues expected to be brought up during the inquiry.

Gobind also said an application would be made for the RCI to postpone its probe to allow the lawyers to make alternative arrangements for their other cases.

"We weren't consulted on the date. As all of you are aware that the courts are very strict with postponements these days.

"If the RCI proceeds on Monday it will put us in a spot because we already have cases lined up until March, and some in April."

Reports on MACC procedures

The meeting today was expected to receive reports from investigating officers on procedures of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and of similar agencies elsewhere, for the purpose of comparison.

azlanBesides investigating the cause of Teoh's death, the RCI will evaluate whether the MACC followed proper procedures when questioning Teoh as a witness in its probe into alleged misuse of Selangor government funds.

The DAP aide to a Selangor executive councillor was found dead on the fifth floor landing of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16, 2009, after being interrogated overnight at the Selangor MACC office on the 14th floor of the building.

The RCI, headed by Federal Court judge James Foong, is expected to wrap up its inquest and present its report to the Yang diPertuan Agong by April 25 at the latest.

The inquiry will be conducted every week, from Monday to Friday.

Later in the evening, the director-general of legal affairs in the Prime Minister's department, Saripuddin Kasim, who is also the commission secretary, met reporters at 6.15pm and informed that the meeting was to go through preparations made for the inquiry.

“Today, we were briefed by the conducting officers on the progress of their preparations for Monday and we also visited the courtroom where the inquiry is to take place,” he said.

The conducting officers are senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh and deputy public prosecutors Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud and Kwan Li Sa.

“We also heard about Karpal's application on the behalf of Teoh's family and Malik's application on the behalf of the Selangor state government. All (this will be resolved) on Monday,” Saripuddin added.

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