Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's $1.60 per liter there!

Justify Full
Can you imagine that the actual price for RON 97 petrol is at $1.60 if we compare this dollar to dollar against conversion to ringgit? Guan Eng was saying that the actual price for that petrol is at $1.60?

This was taken at Anchorvale road in Sengkang and if I am to say dollar to dollar, that's cheaper!

Dear Datuk Shahrir, don't bluff us. The duty imposed on a liter of petro is doubled of what is supposed to be. Reduce it now, or people will have BN's ass kicked.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road

The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!

My friends, that chicken crossed the road because it recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......

We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing the road together, in peace.

I have just released eChicken2008, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% .......... reboot.

I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

Chicken shall not shit while crossing the road. This is for a green environment.

We have installed crossing lights at all traffic junctions. All chickens should follow instructions while crossing the road.

Gantry points have been set up. All chickens wanting to cross the road are advised to top up their cash cards first.

What chickens? I don't know any chickens... especially those from Mongolia.

We have to be fair to all chickens. Some want to cross over the road, some do not. ........ Zzzzzz .......zzzzzz ........ Now what were we talking about? Ah yes, chickens. We will form a Royal Commission to decide whether it is right for them to cross the road.

Now even non-bumi chickens want to cross the road! How can they disrespect and disregard apa nama bumi chickens? We must be allowed to cross over first. It is our special privilege and no one can challenge that!

We have enough chickens waiting to cross over in September.

All foreign chickens are welcome in Malaysia but they must not cross over the road within 50km of the border.

Driving To Singapore For Dummies

If you are familiar of driving on highways, that's very good. If you have done that but you have not crossed the border to Singapore on car, then it's not a problem. From KL to Singapore, it takes 4 hours. But it's worth a feat to try out once a while. Anyhow, don't do it so often.

Before going, you need to get a few things ready:

1. You need your passport and of course the vehicle cert, in case they want to inspect your vehicle ownership.

2. At least $20 SGD. You pay $10 for applying an autocard, another $10 for top-up at any 7/11 shop.

3. Driving to an fro KL will cost you about RM200 in toll and petrol. You are driving halfway from top to bottom of the peninsular, dude!

4. Get a street map if you don't have a GPRS.

Let's say you start driving to there. The highway will be three lanes until you reach Jasin at KM 195, where it will converge into two lanes. The stretch of the highway along to Johor Bahru will be about 174 kms. So the total distance will be about 325kms from Sungai Besi to KL. That will take about roughly 3 hours on the road.

Note: You might want to stop at Pagoh rest house before proceeding.

At the end, you will end up at the city, which you must go through. Look for the sign that says Woodlands.

You will end up at the new CIQ complex. Drive through and just give the passport. That's to inform the Malaysian side immigration that you're leaving the country. You have to pay a toll to exit and enter Malaysia.

Go across the causeway and you will reach Woodlands checkpoint. This is where you're going to take a long time there. First, you fill in your visiting card and show them your passport (same as going there by bus). If you don't have a card, they will give you. Then you can proceed. If you don't have an autocard, you need to stop by block B of the checkpoint and apply for one. It's $10 SGD, with $4 in your card already. Once you have the card, it's yours to keep and it can last for five years. If you change car during the 5 year period, the card is no good. You need to get another one.

Proceed further and insert the autocard to enter the country. The first town is Woodlands.

Basically, you are entitled 10 Free VEP days per year, except weekends / public holidays. When you go to ERP roads, you pay $5 per day except on Sundays.

If possible, look for a 7/11 shop first to add the card value before going on your travels around.

Who Is This Mystery Man Called Hasnizam?

[Terjemahan pos dalam Bahasa Malaysia ini di akhir posting ini.]

I do not have to elaborate again but as I have mentioned earlier, how the dates for the two Bukit by-elections were decided by the EC was from an instruction of a proxy of Najib - an UMNO legal adviser by the name of Hasnizam. Many are also aware that it was his directive to the Election Commission - to avoid a by-election at all costs - was the cause of why EC refused to acknowledge the vacancy of the Changkat Jering and Behrang seats declared by Speaker V. Sivakumar.

In the past week, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition have accused the newly christened MACC for being selective in prosecutions. For instance, Khalid Ibrahim was instantly prosecuted for as what MACC said of having enough evidence of corruption. Equally to Khalid, Khir Toyo has more corruption allegations and MACC simply did not act as fast as Khalid despite numerous evidence. Seeing that, AMK has sent a cow to the MACC with a warning that not to be a entity of Barisan Nasional.

If they are very agitated by the news of BN not being equally prosecuted by the MACC, or finding that the EC is wrong not to acknowledge the Speaker's holding of letters of resignation from the three independent assemblymen in Perak here's one suggestion. Why not look for the mystery man of Najib called Hasnizam?

There is not a single picture that I've looked about Hasnizam, except we all know that he comes to those UMNO disciplinary board press conferences, standing behind Tengku Rithaudeen.


Saya tidak perlu menjelaskan sekali lagi tetapi telah disebut sebelum ini bagaimana tarikh pilihanraya kecil untuk Bukit Gantang dan Bukit Selambau yang diputuskan oleh SPRM adalah melalui arahan proksi Najib - seorang penasihat undang-undang UMNO yang bernama Hasnizam. Kebanyakan orang sedar bahawa arahan beliaulah kepada SPRM - untuk mengelakan sebarang pilihanraya kecil di Perak - sebab SPRM tidak mengiktiraf pengosongan kerusi DUN Changkat Jering dan Behrang yang telah diistiharkan oleh Speaker V. Sivakumar.

Dalam minggu ini, Pakatan Rakyat telah mendakwa MACC yang baru menggantikan BPR kerana selektif dalam tuduhan kepada orang yang disyaki rasuah. Contohnya, Khalid Ibrahim didakwa serta merta, setelah MACC mengatakan bahawa mereka mempunyai cukup bukti untuk mendakwa beliau. Sama seperti Khalid, Khir Toyo mempunyai lebih allegasi rasuah dan MACC tidak bertindak secepat seperti terhadap Khalid walaupun terdapat banyak bahan bukti terhadap Khir Toyo. Melihat perkara itu, AMK telah membawa seekor lembu ke pejabat MACC dengan amaran supaya tidak menjadi lembu Barisan Nasional.

Jika mereka bingung akan berita ahli gerombolan Barisan Nasional tidak didakwa seperti mereka oleh MACC, atau mendapati SPRM salah kerana tidak mengiktiraf Speaker yang memegang tiga surat letak jawatan oleh tiga ADUN beas Perak, inilah satu cadangan. Apa kata, anda semua mencari lelaki misteri Najib yang bernama Hasnizam?

Walau bagaimanapun, tidak ada sebarang gambar lelaki misteri itu, melainkan dikatakan bahawa beliau kerap berada di sidang akhbar lembaga disiplin UMNO dan kerap berdiri di belakang Tengku Rithaudeen.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Monkeys, Beggars, Gangsters, Perverts...What Are They Actually?

Can you imagine those people, allegedly from Selangor UMNO Youth going to Parliament building like nobody's business and confronting Karpal Singh like a mob? In the process, there was a slight scuffle involving several DAP MPs between them. They just came in and confronting and mobbed them in a replay over a remark that Karpal made yesterday.

But as Malaysiakini quoted a cool line by Singh Is King - "I shall not be intimidated..."


If that event really involves UMNO Youth, then you realize that Hishamuddin and Khairy had failed to control those bad apples from making the headlines today. And it's UMNO Youth Selangor...double oh oh which means it points to either Khir Toyo (running for UMNO Youth Chief) in general assembly (most probably) or Mike Tyson Taib. Of course, there's the acknowledgement that not all of them are bad, just the few bad apples can give tarnished reputation of UMNO being monkeys making noises around and using the law of the jungle.

If we take into count of the number of unusual events that happen in the last six months of so, the ones that tend to make noises the most as like monkeys do is UMNO. More than maybe the opposition front, the NGOs front etc....unfortunately I don't have the count of how many times each side did this and that.


Well, some thinkers believe that UMNO keeps championing the slogan of Hidup Melayu or the Ketuanan Melayu thing. But the sad thing is that those slogans and what they do are against what was intended from the beginning. Instead, it is stamping on other people, demanding monetary value for something that they do not do.

Organisation telah mengagungkan slogan "hidup Melayu" dan "ketuanan Melayu". Hasilnya elek.

Melantik hakim kerana hakim itu seorang Melayu tidak akan menjamin keutuhan undang-undang dan keadilan. Melantik ketua PKNS kerana seseorang itu Islam, Cina atau Melayu tidak akan menjamin apa-apa.

Selama 50 tahun gerombolan United Malays National Organisation telah juga melaung-laungankan keislaman gerombolan mereka. Hasilnya elek.
As my good friend flyer168 said, they don't know how to fish. Quote:

Sad to see this great nation Malaysia administered by the British Tuans, then handed over to the Malaysian TUANS under Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra & his Malaysian cabinet of TRUE TUANS managing the system of Wesminster style Democracy & with the Rule of Law in 1957, getting “Hijacked & Betrayed” by the “Elite UMNO Ketetuanan BEGGARS” in 1969.

For 40 years, instead if teaching their own kind to “Learn to catch their own FISH”, they took the easy way out to maintain their “False” sense of Security & Power by using the “Ketuanan (BEGGAR)” policy - you vote UMNO, we give you “Fish” & the rot set in to what it is today & the beat goes on….!

30% Bumiputra equity is an example of stamping on people for the hard work they have done. Demanding a cut for not working for anything. If you want a contract you need to go through them, not by meritocracy...aiyo! Even Anthony Burgess in the novel Time for A Tiger even whacked this bullshit, excerpt:

"Surely, we want more out of life than the village existence can give us. You, Salim like gramophone records that feature American singers. Dairianathan here is a photographer and needs cameras. You cannot expect these to fall like coconuts from trees. Again you all wear shoes. These have to be made and making them is work. We have to work to get the things we need. The more things we need, the more advanced our civilisation is; that's how the argument runs. If we can get the machines to make these things for us, well, we get the best of both worlds. We get many pleasures to feed our souls and bodies and we get plenty of leisure in which we can enjoy with."

That means, you don't shake your leg all your time. You'll get fat and fatter later on.

Look at how UMNO behaved during the Ijok by-election or in better view, how they behave when things do not get in their way. This is very much in stark contrast against how PAS people and the normal people behave. Anything that angers them, and there will scuffles where fists go flying left and right. Skirmishes, that's all.

Look at how the Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was beaten by the UMNO Youth people at Parliament today. That's "a tip of the iceberg". Since they think they can play hero and want to show to the people how great they are to Malaysia, why not they compete themselves with the higher levels like Yakuza or the Russian gangs etc..if that's what they wished to be billed as.


There's some lost of words on saying this. One moment they claim that they want to protect royalty. One moment they would do this. One moment they would do something else. Even a simple remark or criticism by Malaysians means "kedudukan Melayu" terancam. In my experience, nobody, not my Malay friends or buddies complained. Man make mistakes and critcising a person for a good reason and risk yourself being called "derhaka".

Blind obedience as some called is something that is forcefully obey disregarding whether the person you obey is wrong in your common ration / judgement.

If Barisan Nasional claims that they jaga everyone, why is there a advisory council for Chinese, Malays and Indians in Perak? Are they trying to segregate people out there? Your business, my business, their business. Each one on their own. Racial harmony is ripped out from that one.

Or here's another example: Hishamuddin Hussein gave a speech of rejecting violence in International Youth Conference. But UMNO youth (his own wing) makes violence at MPs in Parliament. Oh my this preaching but not walking your talk?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Our Very Own Hotel California - Hotel ISA.

During a party last Friday, we jokingly said that Hotel ISA is like Hotel California and we sang loudly to the song by The Eagles. The song was performed for the Hell Freezes Over Album on April 25-26 1994.

Saying Big Mama Did It

There's me and Pete during the 'bon voyage' party at the Wharf on Friday night. I could have posted this the next day but I had to leave straight away to Singapore in the morning, stopping by my brother's house in Cyberjaya before going.

We knew that chances are Pete will be sent straight away to the Hotel ISA by Big Mama and we'd do this to make sure that he is not alone. But then, at that day, he had applied for the review for the dismissal by the judges on the recusal of Augustine Paul from the hearing. Another quorum of judges will be reviewing. This could be buy Pete some time to do whatever is necessary.

Here above we were talking about capturing the three hills in by-election and jokingly mentioning of laying siege on the fourth hill. The siege on the fifth hill by the enemy faces retribution from the Lion of the Hill.

So there was a prayers for Pete and Pat said of protecting all of us from the "devil".

A few days ago, Pete wrote about the saying It's not over til it's over. The final Rocky film has the same tagline. I suggested to a few people that instead of singing that song, they should consider shouting "Big Mama Did It". Remember in his other posting, he said of that it was not Abdullah Badawi who wanted him in ISA but it's Najib Razak.

Yep. Malaysia Today readers and perhaps word of mouth now know that Mat Mongol wants to get rid of the thorns in his flesh. Pete's one of them. But there's a saying - cut of a head and many will appear again.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sultan Azlan Was Blackmailed By You-Know-Who

Many people have reacted that Sultan Azlan Shah was unfair to refuse to consent to dissolve the state assembly to give way to a state-wide snap election. Many have high regards on Sultan Azlan being the former Lord President (before Tun Salleh Abas) as a wise man and ruler among the state subjects.

Some people were wondering why the Sultan straight away give his nod of forming the BN unity government after seeing all the 28 + the renegade three together at Istana Kinta downtown whereas people wanted His Highness to consent to the state Assembly dissolution. As the result many have hurled insults at the Sultan on the guestbook resulting for the site shutdown days later.

But spread of word from some Perak palace insiders have leaked out that the Sultan did not decide this on his will, but instead he was forced to make a very tough choice among the two. And the one who forced the choice on the Sultan is none other than the DPM himself. Remember why DPM came in and out of Istana Kinta twice in that day? Perhaps that could be a possiblity of response to the initial no?

In other words, the Sultan was blackmailed.

(Excerpts are from a posting of a fellow blogger)

Sultan Azlan (as mentioned by certain palace insiders) that he has two choices.


Some of us have speculated that it was the Gamuda thing that his daughter Raja Elena (who holds 7.5% stake) that has become the subject behind the blackmail. But then, the insiders said it is not about Gamuda. It is about Raja Nazrin and given the past background of Sultan Azlan.

If you have read the biography of Sultan Azlan - some of the facts are indeed true:

1. Some controversy arose when then Raja Azlan was chosen as Raja Muda given the fact that the mother is a commoner. This pattern also goes as Tuanku Bainun was formerly a commoner (a teacher) before . So therefore, Raja Nazrin is by lineage "a half-blood".

2. Dr. Mahathir solved the dispute of who shall take over the throne at that time as there were claims from descendants of Sultan Idris.

3. Remember that Sultan Azlan was born in Batu Gajah and grew up mostly there, not in the royal town.

This blood issue (as similar to the pure blood issue explored in the Harry Potter series) is exploited by BN. The risk faced is not on Sultan Azlan but on Raja Nazrin as he may or might not ascend to the throne after Sultan Azlan. That is the issue exploited by the gerombolan. There was a quote which was recalled during a meeting with the Sultan and Najib that says something like:
"Either you follow what I say or I swear on the Quran that Raja Nazrin will never be the next monarch."
This could explain why the Sultan had to do something the people would hate.
If he chooses Pakatan's call for dissolution, his son Nazrin, will be the sacrificial lamb, facing the humiliation of losing the throne altogether. It will then be said that Nazrin is not 'Keramat' pure royal blood. And don't forget that UMNO is already incensed with Nazrin whom they widely regard as a 'big mouth' for talking about justice and the rule of law.
A recent murder of a princess and sale of datukship titles could implicate the palacehold badly.

It's understood that most of these words had come from the palace grounds.

Jim Rogers: - Bank Plan Makes Things Worse

The new financial rescue plan may not work and could even make things worse because it plunges the US further into debt and it is designed by the same people who failed to forecast the crisis and take measures, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will unveil a long-awaited package of measures to help the financial sector at 11 am New York time.

But Rogers said Geithner, who was president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, "has been dead wrong about everything for 15 years in a row," and so was President Barack Obama's economic advisor Lawrence Summers, who acted as Treasury Secretary at the turn of the century.

"It is mind-boggling to me," Rogers told "Squawk Box Europe."

"If I were on your show 15 weeks in a row and was wrong, you'd probably never invite me back. These guys have been wrong year after year after year consistently and here they are making the same mistakes again. This is not going to solve the problem, it's going to make it worse."

Video: click here for the first part of CNBC's Jim Roger's interview and here for the second part >>>

He said he was not contemplating investing into financials, as bankruptcies were still possible, and banks were still trying to find out how affected they were by the crisis.

"What's happening is they've all panicked, cutting back everything, trying to see what they've got," Rogers said.

Big companies such as AIG (NYSE:AIG - News) or Fannie Mae (NYSE: fnm) as well as other US banks don't know how to value their assets, he said.

"Everybody is frozen, trying to figure out ok, what are we worth, what do we do?"

In addition, the recent shifts towards protectionism are harmful, Rogers warned.

"This is very dangerous, that's what caused the great depression in the 1930s. If it happens again, then you'd better sell all the stocks, you'd better sell a lot of everything and bunker down," he said.

"We already have a lot of social unrest developing. If protectionism comes back, you'd better be really, really careful," Rogers added.


The US is still owing the world $15 trillion ever since they deviated from the bounding of money to gold or in other words violating the Bretton Woods II agreement since 1971. can say it's all Nixon's fault.

I have to agree that the stimulus plan is a brief reprieve. Wait till you see the worst as the result of the plan not at this time, but sometime in June 2010.

The Elizabeth Wong Nude Scandal: What About Hilmi?

Yesterday at lunch break and after work hours, I've stumbled upon a few entries that suggested that Elizabeth Wong's ex-boyfriend Hilmi could be responsible for those nude pictures.

While Malaysiakini reports that Pakatan Rakyat leaders blame the gerombolan for making more trouble after the Perak affair and then trying to start a ruckus in Kedah and Selangor, the bet is that the breaking off of the relationship between both of them could cause this. Perhaps the guessing is that disgruntled over maybe the what she did, he'd use those pictures as blackmail against her.

Do I see Elizabeth as someone who's willing to do those kind of acts? I have bumped to her in three occassions, the last being the PROTES event in KLCC January last year and brief appearances can give a hint that she doesn't do that given she has been career-minded first as the human activist before going into politics.

Last night while having dinner a friend told me that he was convinced that Hilmi is likely responsible for starting the thing and that was exploited by the Gerombolan-controlled media, since they'd crave on releasing something sensational - well, everyone wants something sensational...of course. He showed me the number of that guy. I only nodded. Was the motive clearly to be used as leverage or something that can be taken advantage upon?

Let's see how this plays out. Right now, poor Eli is taking time off, maybe back to Ipoh or something. And we shall see whether she stays or not. If the people clearly say that they want her back given of how well she performed for Bukit Lanjan, that means people forgive her, which is a complete reverse of how Hee Yit Foong was smacked when she declared herself BN friendly.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Premeditated Verdict

Submissions and appeals to the Federal Court ended up with being rejected. Take for instance today's "appeal" hearing by the Government over the release of Pete Kamaruddin from the ISA on November 7 2008. My blog buddy delCapo wrote:
  • RPK’s team proceeded to motion that the panel, now being only 2 judges left (Justices Nik Hashim Nik Ab Rahman and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin), could not continue to hear the case… after much debate focussing on whether proceedings had begun (which 2 remaining judges is sufficient) or not (which then mean at least 3 judges or more is required) - The panel of 2 ruled that the motion was Dismissed!
  • On the grounds that Justice Augustine Paul may be biased & therfore should be disqualified from hearing the appeal case, due to RPK’s well read past publications criticising him, as well as his past judgement on a case which rules RPK as a “threat to national security”… the panel found the grounds invalid & dismissed the motion.
  • On the motion that this being a complex & constitutional case, more than 3 judges (5 or 7) should be on the panel & that this court has the power to regulate itself (instead of waiting for the Chief Justice’s order) - dismissed.
  • On the motion to present new evidence to the case, based on the fact that RPK has been released for the past few months & proven to be of no threat to national security… & therefore added proof that the Home Minister’s order to his ISA dention was in bad faith - dismissed. (note: at one point, Azhar had to remind the judges that ISA is a preventive detention law…. quite embarrasing for those justices)
  • On the motion to present new evidence that has surfaced from a seperate trial (RPK’s Sedition Trial) that the investigating officers have NOT investigated fully into the article “Lets send the Altantuya murderers to Hell”, which is the same article used as evidence for the ISA case… therefore added proof that the Home Minister’s order to his ISA dention was in bad faith - yes, you guessed it & no prize…dismissed
All the points and motions being dismissed, I have a bad feeling that the thing is heading to a premeditated verdict of sending Pete back to Kamunting. The delay until next week, I suspect is maybe that there is a need of consultation with the "government" or executive body.

The charade of Augustine Paul recusing himself only to return to the fold for the afternoon session is enough to hint of judgement already decided but the need to go through the formalities.

Supposed if the appeal is successful and Pete gets send back to ISA, first, we know that Big Mama was responsible behind this, sending instructions to the judiciary of sending the man back to Kamunting to silence him at all costs. Abdullah Badawi doesn't know, but if the Military Intelligence hits out the streets next month and Pete, say in worst case, goes to his death wish before that, then what's the point of victory to everyone if that happens?

No doubt people can no longer trust in the judiciary system anymore. It's been rigged to favor Bik Mama and the people of the gerombolan and it's just a kangaroo trial now. Unless, there is a divine intervention that happens later. Wouldn't that be interesting if you are the one that holds the M.I on Altantuya's murder?

A Death Wish Dangling Above To Get Justice

Kuala Lumpur, 16 Feb. (AKI) - Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin has vowed to die in silence as a sign of protest if he is re-arrested on what many believe are politically motivated grounds. His pledge came as a court was due to rule whether he is to return to prison under Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA).

Raja Petra, who has risen to prominence as a pro-opposition blogger, was arrested on 12 September after accusations lodged by several religious groups who claim that he offended Islam in an article published on 8 August.

He was released on 7 November last year but the government has appealed the court decision and a verdict is expected on Tuesday.

“I shall no longer open my mouth or utter one word during my detention. I shall maintain the silence of a mute person. I shall not sign any documents of the so many documents that they make you sign when under detention,” he said.

“My signature is not going to be placed on a single shred of paper,” he wrote in his blog, ‘Malaysia Today’ acknowledging that the move could have dire consequences.

”I shall refuse all medical treatment and visits to the hospital. I shall refuse to accept any food and water supplied by the authorities.

“I shall refuse to leave my cell or to meet any of the prison authorities. In short, I shall shut myself out from the world and keep to my own world of my eight feet square cell.

“This action will mean I shall survive at the most seven to eight days,” he added.

Raja Petra blamed deputy prime minister Najib Razak (picture above) for his arrest and for what he calls his political persecution.

Najib has been among Raja Petra’s main targets in his blog.

In his most controversial article “Let’s Send Altantuya’s Murderers to Hell”, published on 25 April, Raja Petra said that Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were involved in the killing of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Translator and former model, the Mongolia-born Shaariibuu, 28, was shot twice in the head, and her body was blown up with explosives, in a jungle outside Kuala Lumpur in October, 2006.

“I am totally sure that Najib (Razak) is involved. And at the very least, he should be investigated,” Raja Petra told Adnkronos International (AKI).”

“I am aware that I have raised the stakes with this article and I am prepared to go all the way,” he added.

Najib has denied any involvement in the case and has sworn at a mosque that he never met Shaariibuu. He has also denied any involvement in the arrest of Raja Petra.

The ISA was inherited by Malaysia after it gained independence from Britain in 1957. In essence, it allows for the arrest of any person without the need for trial in certain circumstances.


Why on earth would Pete think like that? Some of us think that is a death wish from him. But I understood that there is a point behind it, which is basically that Pete wants to show to the world that if something terrible goes wrong to him, it is to say that the gerombolan United Malays National Organisation and Bik Mama Najib are responsible for his "death wish" if it comes true.

I shall refuse all medical treatment and visits to the hospital. I shall refuse to accept any food and water supplied by the Kamunting authorities. I shall refuse to leave my cell or to meet any of the prison authorities. In short, I shall shut myself out from the world and keep to my own world of my eight feet square cell.

When I was in Standard Four, my class teacher, Ramlah told me of how a person would behave unusually than ever. She told me that in Muslim belives, behaving unusually is a tell-tale sign that a close call or death would happen. It's just like the oranges in those Godfather movies.

This is to say that Pete will not blame the detention camp authorities nor the hospital guys, but the blame and hate is on Bik Mama. For him, Pete has been a 'thorn in the flash' but many can safely believe that Pete hit the jackpot since the truth is that the identity of who killed Altantuya Shariibuu is revealed.

Was Syed Hamid "asked" To Do It or Otherwise?

Syed Hamid Albar is a known Abdullah's man. When Pete wrote:
Anyway, I know for a fact that it was not Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who ordered my detention. He was not even aware I had been detained. The order came from Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and since I am bent on making sure he never becomes Prime Minister on 1 April 2009 I really do not blame him for wanting to get me out of the way.
I had a suspicion that Albar was asked or more specifally "ordered" by Najib given that Abdullah Badawi loses his power and authority after the March 8 elections to get rid of Pete at whatever costs, of course the first tool that they craved to use is ISA. When he said that the reporter's detention is for security purposes, I thought whether was he thinking like that or was he ordered to give another excuse at the expense of saving his ass.

My guess that since Albar wants to stay in a Cabinet posting, he could see not much of option but to follow the new leader, not Abdullah Badawi.

You Bet He's Ordering It, Indirectly

I actually stumbled upon a few blogs which provides some commentary on why the Election Commission would do the by-election after the UMNO elections. It seems that UMNO has legal advises (similar to Zaki in his past years) by the name of Hasnizam that goes to the Election Commission and instructed them to hold the two by-elections after the UMNO assembly, perhaps as to save Najib's embarassment.

Another reasoning is that, as according to state speaker V. Sivakumar, is that this Hasnizam was also responsible of ordering the EC not to agree to a bye-elections of three places in Perak when Sivakumar came out with the resignation letters of the renegade three.
"Dalam mesyuarat SPR untuk membincangkan tentang surat perletakan jawatan dua ADUN di Perak yang dihantar oleh Speaker DUN itu terdapat "seseorang yang dikenali sebagai Hasnizam" telah mengarahkan SPR untuk melakukan apa saja, asalkan pilihanraya kecil dikedua-dua DUN ini dapat dielakkan. Dan itulah sebabnya, mengapa SPR menolak surat perletakan jawatan tersebut, sedangkan SPR sebenarnya tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk menjadi hakim, dalam menentukan sama ada surat perletakan jawatan itu sah atau tidak."
My suspicion is that this guy could be used again to tell the three judges (two according to Pete seemingly hostile including Augustine Paul) to send Pete back to ISA. Well, for Najib it's obviously the cliche "good riddance".

Now You Don't Need Military Intelligence To Know.

I'm going to keep things short here. If you understand the history of the two characters that is Rosmah and Najib, you can get a guessing of who actually killed her.

At one time, Najib is known to have affair with a few women, while Rosie is known to have tracking down women (gathering intel, spying, etc.. via third party services). Hate is there on the women who dares to take the man from her.

And then you can fill in the blanks, provided if you understand the characters of both people there. And of course, there are a small number of people who document their missteps carefully.

The Last Word

D-Day is tomorrow, and we are about to see whether if the order from Shah Alam High Court stays or not. If the order stays, then good, Pete can live on to go further. He had to be ready for the worst. That's why there was an unsual farewell party at the Wharf just now. But I am sure he'll pull through. The team of lawyers are not going give the judges a thing to win on. And perhaps some intervention from Camp Abdullah could halt the unscropulous antics of Bik Mama.

Pete, don't go too ambitious. There are people that could need you in the next few years or so. You may never know that making that death wish gesture could be a mistake that you might regret later on.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Where Have The Big Wigs Gone?

This week was unusual, the police was way ahead of the participants. They were there before people came and they told us that they want to see a letter of endorsement from the City Mayor before they can issue a permit.

Two letters have been sent to the MBPJ but with no replies.

I remembered back during the night of the November 9 incident Lau Weng San said of having no fear to show up and assemble. But in this past few weeks, support from the big wigs have began to wane. Now, we don't know whether are they still supporting people or not given of their clear "No To ISA" stance.

Time to wake up guys. You said it, you endorsed it.

If most are not bothering, the people are coming to knock at your doors for some answers.

Learning From Perak Part I: Is the PR Coalition Officially Recognized?

The other day, we are able to see the Sultan of Perak's rationale behind why he'd give the government to Barisan Nasional instead of calling for another fresh snap state elections.

The sultan saw Barisan Nasional as an official coalition via their official logo and insignia. Whereas in Pakatan Rakyat, he sees it as a loose coalition that comprises of three entities via three party logos of PKR, PAS and DAP. What he saw is that DAP having 18, DAP 6 and PKR 7, not as whole, but separately.

So far, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition exists, but unofficially. Therefore, there is some doubt over whether a loose coalition can last if the nod is given to form a government.

PR should consider establishing the coalition officially. The logo, insignia, but the parties that formed it are able to keep their own identities. But if the coalition is established, the hudud thing that PAS intends will have to be dropped totally. Of course, the squabbling between the three main parties there will have to be stopped.

There's one lesson to be learned.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Past History Can Guide Who Can Win Bukit Gantang

Bukit Gantang is somewhere before Taiping and if you are from that village, you must be aware of the history of that place.

In Ipoh, the main road running along the government offices is called Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab. It is named after Abdul Wahab Toh Muda Abdul Aziz. A son of one of the Four Noblemen in Perak, he is known as the first MB of Perak followed by Tan Sri Ghazali Jawi (Tajol's father) from 1957.

As the Malay version of Wikipedia said, he is also a university-mate of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman. He was ousted from UMNO in 1953 by Tunku because he was found to be forming a party that also supports the aspirations of former UMNO founder Dato Onn Jaafar. Many of the followers in UMNO though, showed a great support for Datuk Panglima Bukit Gantang Abdul Wahab and there was a mass exodus from UMNO Perak at that time.

It was this time that the mass support coupled with his forming of new party after the sacking no doubt reveals the Datuk's anomisity against the then ideals of "gerombolan United Malays National Organisation".

This could be a tell tale sign of which front might win the by-election on April 7.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Four More Defections In Perak?

An UMNO insider has confirmed that talks are underway for the four assemblymen in Perak in considering to crossover to Barisan Nasional. The assemblymen are from Hutan Melintang, Buntong, Port Weld and Malim Nawar.

As Hisham Rais said today in his posting "Jangan Salah Nilai":
"Apabila pembelotan terbongkar dan dilakukan siasatan rapi akan terbukti semua yang belot dan bersubahat dengan regim Zionis ini dibayar dan di upah. Mereka memiliki masalah pribadi seperti mencari makan menjual dadah, menjalankan pelacuran atau menggelapkan harta Majlis Tempatan. Tidak ada seorang pun warga Palestin yang belot bekerja untuk Zionis Isreal seorang yang jujur, ikhlas dan berperinsip. Ini samalah seperti wakil-wakil rakyat Pakatan yang ‘mencampuri’ gerombolan Untited Malays National Organisation – mereka memiliki masaalah."

There could be problems, not reported that the four assemblymen faced that Pakatan heads have not found a solution to solve the problem.

This means of adding to an insult of Pakatan. Pakatan should have done the earlier rather to have Nizar shooting down saying that everything was under control. For that hesitation, Pakatan paid the consequences of getting mired into this constitution crisis.

But there is a tug of war in selection of MB. Najib was seen entering Istana Kinta twice on that day to decide who would be the MB and Abdullah entered only once to say that the choice would be Zambry. It means that BN also has its internal brewing with also the problem of deciding the candidate for the Bukit Selambau seat.

A hint of possible crossovers was mentioned and pre-empted by Penang CM Lim Guan Eng both Malaysiakini and Bernama covered what he said of four exco posts still remaining vacant:

“How can six people handle all the tasks because the previous government, whether the BN or PR, had 11 Exco members including the menteri besar. Why only six (Exco members) now...?

“They think they are supermen...obviously it is a political reward to strengthen the position of the illegal BN (government) in Perak. It will encourage more Assemblymen to defect to the BN,” he said at a media conference at his office, here today.

Over 35000 people have responded to a survey disagreeing that Sultan Azlan handed the government to Barisan Nasional . That is 88% of the 40000 people who answered the survey.

Eventually, a state level snap-election could be called if some unsual events could crop up, particularly with the Bukit Gantang by-election coming on.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mi No Spik Inglis!

At around 4, Vasem came and asked me to help him translate what the caller said.

So, I had to understand what the caller said. The caller was a Malay girl claiming that they are promoting those membership privilege cards that requires no annual fees and for life...blah..blah. I told Vasem and he hung up. I did asked the operator whether they have brochures for me to go through and know what is about. I also asked her how did they get the phone number. Answer was random picks.

But I'm not trying to say about the "membership thing". The first problem I recognized the moment I picked up the phone is primarily about the girl having the hard time to speak English to an expat working in Kuala Lumpur.

GAPERNA and some NGOs would want to reconsider thinking about making noises about teaching back things in Bahasa Melayu. And there's the problem. When my parents were in school back in the late 60s to the mid 70s, the medium of instruction was primarily in English. To them, most of the people, even the Malays themselves score better grades in education when answering in English.

After 1974, the medium of instruction was switched to Bahasa Malaysia, with other subjects in that medium too, the grades scored by students from that time on until now dwindle. Many teachers now particularly those falling under ("guru Melayu", rural schools, "bumiputra" students), being a product of what they learned back in the 80s have a problem of conveying what they intend to say to students when they try to teach students Science and Maths in English.

Indeed it was a mistake at that time. And secondly, learning in English via Science and Maths is not good enough. It has to be learned through daily living. Look at the exam papers. First condition to pass SPM is that you must pass BM or you fail SPM. It should be the other way round. When you go to university, be it private especially, what they teach is in English. If you have learned most of it in Malay, you will need to relearn but in a different medium, which is a waste of time and possibly a struggle to cope up because of unfamiliarity with the language.

I don't really know what to say about the girl except that the system was wrong already.

Someone told me before that if I am a dictator of a "banana republic" nation, I would do that to make sure that a person's intellectual level is never up to the level of a leader fearing of "overthrow". If you look at those nations falling under that description, those nations can never prosper, the people being duped by their own leaders.

Being Offered Money For Nothing

When I was a little boy, Money For Nothing by Dire Straits was the first "rock" that I heard when going around town in a car.

Someone mentioned of Sultan of Swing, another track from that group and I remembered this track. Funny, the chorus line Money For Nothing Chicks For Free echoes what is happening now.

On the renegade three, they were offered monies for crossing over and well funny, they could get chicks (for men) for free. But chicks doesn't happen here.

In Permatang Pauh, a UMNO man was promised 100K of monies for the work in the by-election by Big Mama Najib. But until today, he was not paid.

Monday, February 9, 2009

More By-Election Galore!

We can expect a few more by-elections soon.

We can see 2 Parliamentary seats. One of them is Pensiangan, which is declared vacant when the High Court declared that Joseph Kurup's winning without oppose is null and void.

The second parliamentary seat is at Bukit Gantang where it was reported that MP Roslan Shaharum was found dead from a heart attack in Batu Gajah. Shaharum defeated incumbent Azim Zabidi (UMNO treasurer Bukit Bintang, BSN chairman, alleged connection with underworld figures) in the 2008 general elections and a independent candidate.

These two seats will definitely be on. The High Court is slated to give date of election for Pensiangan and in Bukit Gantang, the by-election will be held in the next 60 days.

The vacancy for this Parliamentary seat should give a hint that a snap-election should be held in Perak. Interestingly, Changkat Jering is falls under Bukit Gantang parliamentary.

These are the two Parliamentary seats slated by-election.

Meanwhile, there could be four state-level by-elections soon.

The three seats held by the "renegade three" could be declared vacant if the Ipoh High Court agrees that the letters by them handed by Speaker V. Sivakumar are accepted.

The other one is the Arumugam seat, which could be empty if he resigns. But MB Azizan Razak clarified that Arumugam only relinquished the exco position in the state government.

Of course, the series of by-elections could be a nightmare for Barisan Nasional. If the number of failures continue to be up after Permatang Pauh or Kuala Terengganu, Najib's reputation as PM could be cut off very short. After all, people don't really want an alleged murderer running the country right? That's why there are shouts of Altantuya all around...:D

A Sultan Entering Blogosphere!

Sultan Azlan Shah has just entered blogosphere a few days ago.

Stumbled upon the blog hosted by Blogspot a few days ago. It was setup a few days following the state constitutional crisis.

The official statement said this was setup as the alternative to the Dreambook guestbook which was disrupted.

I am not sure whether there's some sense of sincerity in this top first posting:
"His Royal Highness understands there are a lot grouses, grouches or even grievance on the recent BN/PR switchover debacle. It's hoped that a win-win-win (NB: It has to be TRIPLE WINS) solution can be attained through a direct dialogue such as this blog in the not too distant future.

Please therefore speak your mind freely, without fear or favour here."
The URL for the blog is here.

Nasruddin WAS...FORCED back to UMNO!?!

Certain quarters in Perak revealed that Bota's Nasaruddin Hashim rejoined UMNO perhaps not because of seeing how political situation but was instead apparenthly forced back to the UMNO camp by Raja Nazrin.

If you remember a few days ago, MB Nizar told the press that he had made contact with the family of Nasaruddin and the wife told him that Nasaruddin was "kidnapped".

The malay blog Perisik Rakyat has the excerpt that hints that he was forced to go back. Excerpt:
"Apa yang mungkin tidak diketahui mereka, Raja Nazrin memainkan peranan utama untuk memaksa Dato Nasrudin kembali kedalam Umno. Malah Dato’ Nasarudin menangis kerana dipaksa kembali kedalam Umno."

V Arumugam Quits!

Tukar Tiub has confirmed Malaysiakini's suspicision that PKR's V Arumugam has decided to relinquish his state assembly seat of Bukit Selambau following personal and family threats by the Barisan Nasional camp.

A by-election will be held in the next 60 days.

This has confirmed suspicions by certain quarters, that Barisan Nasional, led by Big Mama Najib intends to regain the state with crossovers, trying to repeat their pirate success in Perak. Currently in Kedah, the Pakatan Rakyat has 21 of 37 state seats.

In Perak, Najib's proxies including Hamzah Zainuddin and Kenneth Eswaran are believed to be responsible on offering monies to the "renegade three" to crossover to Barisan Nasional.

This is a "safety" measure to force a by-election, picking a much stronger candidate to fill in for Arumugam in event that a by-election is declared.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Employee Daily Work Limit?

The other day, when I was told of Markus' sudden death, I was brought to the attention of this piece in the memorial page:
Markus started working with UNICEF in November 2008. He had been working almost non-stop in the past week, sleeping only 3-4 hours a day. He came back from the office at 3am the night before his death and was found dead on his bed the next morning. His computer was still switched on. Obviously he had continued working even after coming home.

After much discussion with doctors, our theory is that his acute stress could have caused some biochemical (electrolyte) imbalance which triggered a cardiac arrythmia (sudden disarray of heart rhythm) and cardiac arrest. The whole thing is at the biochemical level and therefore, there are no organ changes to be detected at post-mortem.
As I said in the previous post, Farewell Markus! I admitted that I came close to the kind of thing that poor Markus had to suffer. The thing of the poor kid was that at the age of 23, he was put to working overtime and without rest. Imagine, from 9 to 3 am in the morning and then coming back to office again at 9 a.m, don't that employee feel that he / she would feel restless if this prolongs for quite some time? Don't you find that working for too long and hard is taking a physical toll on a human being? We have to remember that we are not robots after all.

In Australia and England for example, the government is very concern on the physical and social aspects of an employee. They encourage employees to have more time with their families. In America, they do not. That is why in those countries, they have stricter labor laws whereby a private company must stop at no later than 5 or 6 p.m, regardless of the status of work.

That is why the average amount of medical leave for employees working in Europe is just one day every year compare to 4 at the rest of the world.

There are actually a few variations of this particular labor law as there are number of sectors to consider off, for example, in government, those working in essential sectors like hospitals or those working at portsides, there are separate clauses and exceptions.

Malaysia should start introducing that labor law. It may affect business or something, but this episode in which a poor kid never had a proper rest and resulted in his death is the responsibility of the organization that brought him in. That is beyond proportions.

So let's get the ball rolling, and hey, Subramaniam, the HR minister - start proposing the law. Where is the worker welfare? What about you MTUC? Actually, at this time, there should be a daily work limit for an employee. If minimum of 40 per week is there, than maybe it's changing to the range of 40-45 hours. Anything more, and it is either leave compensation or overtime pay. Period.


Pics From Pavillion CNY

The open house at Bukit Bintang (national level) coincides with the first anniversary of Pavillion, which was opened on 31st January 2008.

Originally to be held last week, it was postponed due to the Federal Territory day which falls on the 1st.

I was deliberately there just to see if Big Mama and Dr. Ayam were there or not. Neither both of them were there, although Mr. Flip-flop, MaCai ministers were there as well.

Hosting minister for this occasion was Shafie Apdal. If you look carefully, there are few ministers as well there, the yellow shirt is Ong Tee Keat, and partly hidden next to Shafie is Abdullah Badawi the PM.

More pics at my Facebook picture gallery. The URL is here.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

CNY National Open House - Want To Crash?

I thought it might be interesting for readers who do not read the papers to get some info on this.

I am told that there will be the national level Chinese New Year Open House at Pavillion Bukit Bintang tonight from 8 to midnight.

I bet that big dignitaries like Ong Tee Keat as well as their BN partners like Abdullah Badawi or Najib with their wives would be coming as well. And let us not forget that Bukit Bintang's own "Dr. Ayam" Lee Chong Meng would be there as well.

I just hope that my guessing would be right and if anyone wants to crash the party just as what happened in Hari Raya open house in PWTC, be my guest!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Farewell Markus!

I was alerted to a post by delCapo saying that Markus Ng, a vigil attendee that was seen in Sunday vigils was found dead all of the sudden.

When I saw the picture of Markus then I realized who he was exactly.

Back somewhere in November or December, a young man, perhaps younger than myself went to me and introduced himself as Markus. I shook his hand in reply and introduced myself. I remembered of both of us joining the usual gang in having our weekly drinks at Fisherman's Wharf.

Sadly we didn't get to know each other well as what Duke said the other day.

It was a shock though. And when I read an interesting post on the memorial page I came to realize how close was I to facing that similar situation.
Markus started working with UNICEF in November 2008. He had been working almost non-stop in the past week, sleeping only 3-4 hours a day. He came back from the office at 3am the night before his death and was found dead on his bed the next morning. His computer was still switched on. Obviously he had continued working even after coming home.

After much discussion with doctors, our theory is that his acute stress could have caused some biochemical (electrolyte) imbalance which triggered a cardiac arrythmia (sudden disarray of heart rhythm) and cardiac arrest. The whole thing is at the biochemical level and therefore, there are no organ changes to be detected at post-mortem.
I realized that there has been a lack of control over employee welfare by employers and Human Resources Ministry and I felt that this was the toll of working too hard. I will blog on this matter some other time.

Unfortunately, due to unusual circumstances, I am unable to go to the wake but instead I will say a little prayer to this young man who deserves to live longer but his life being robbed short. I remembered a saying that a slave is truly free when he dies as he feels the pains and slavery.

Farewell, and rest in peace pal!

Tuanku, Rakyat Sudah Marah! Kalau Tak Dengar, Negeri Akan Kena Padah!

Before King Louis XIV of France died, he left something to his great-grandson Louis XV on one explicit instruction which the King referred after Cardinal Fleury's death in 1743:

"Listen to the people, seek advise from the Council but decide alone."

Many people have expressed their anger at His Majesty for he did not listen to the grouses of the people. It was giving the platter to the devil in blue. And as the result, everyone in Ipoh threw their hands to support the present Pakatan government. But then again, the present exco and MB have not been issued papers of dismissal or voted out in the emergency assembly as what the Speaker was intending of.

The first part of the quote was totally disregarded by His Majesty. Many had regarded him to be a wise ruler for he had been a law scholar and a former Lord President before taking up the call to rule the state.Justify Full

As the result many citizens went to the palace vicinity in Kuala Kangsar or at the MB's house in Ipoh to show the displeasure at Big Mama Najib's gang penyamun by protesting saying that the ruler had gone against the wishes of the people. Many people have showed deep appreciation to Nizar's administration for they had improved on things that Barisan Nasional did not do when they govern the state. In the entire year since taking over following the previous general elections, the state economy and social level boomed up to new heights with every races enjoy from the new title deeds issued by the government. In the city alone, there has been plenty of infrastructure changes that I have observed compared in a very fast pace compared to the pace that was done when BN run the government.

An economical highlight that I would like to point out is that investments have opened up tremendously both local and foreign. Many business parties have expressed their happiness for they are allowed to do trade in better conditions compared to when it was in BN administration. When in BN, the discriminiating NEP policy has hindered them to do trade here.

I have 24 years of fond memories of Perak and I am simply ashamed to see such incident could happen in my life - something that I wish it was not supposedly to be. I will not point fingers to anybody but I have the big suspicion that what the BN pledged this afternoon could be a lie in the next few months or so. After that, the regime could go back and plunder all the fruits of the labor that the present government did successfully. Cancelling title deeds, reverting back to old policies and etc.. that will kill the state entirely or in better phrase, going back to square one.

I have read certain legends of when evil deeds done by a despot, the nation will suffer a curse that could last for seven generations. Take the legend of Laksamana Bentan or the Mahsuri legend as the example of what would befall to this great state if people regard His Majesty as despot instead of benevolent and a wise man. Even the fall of a Roman empire could illuminate a lesson for all to see.

Since I am a Perakian myself, I am quite unhappy of how things in future could go against the will of the people. I have seen what BN can do that is lying to certain people with false promises recently. In recent years, what has been exposed about the malpractices of Barisan Nasional have gave the people an eye-opener of what really happened. Since DPM Najib is acting as BN head in Perak, giving the existing government to BN is actually giving the reins to a man whom many are aware that this man is in connection to the Altantuya murder and corruption cases.

Some aware that it was his agent Hamzah Zainuddin that offered the two independed ADUNs $10 to $15 million on his behalf to cross over and drop of corruption cases against them!

Well, Your Majesty, if you really want to find out whether what I am saying is true, then please consent to a snap election and let us proof to you that this choice is the right choice after all. If crossover is acceptable then it means that it is possible to see the eye for an eye response, like MPs crossing over to either coalitions, if you understand what I mean.

Tuanku, Rakyat Sudah Marah! Kalau Tak Dengar, Negeri Akan Hancur!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Big Mama's Coup De Tat in Perak

After a day of consideration, Sultan Azlan Shah has given the nod for BN to form a government with Zambry Kadir as the new Menteri Besar. His Majesty has turned down the request to dissolve the state assembly and has decreed that Nizar and the exco resigned. The Sultan wanted a more unity government formed by BN but Pakatan wanted a fresh election to let the people judge who is the better of the two coalitions.

Some BN-bloggers, for instance, an acquitance of mine, Big Dog have said that Anwar Ibrahim who wanted a defection of MPs by September 16 got his own taste of medicine. Similarly, Taib Mahmud has echoed the same sentiment as well. A friend of mine, Duke, who is covering the Ipoh event with some Barisan Rakyat bloggers think that this gives the eye of an eye treatment: if the change of government by defection still stands by end of this week, this means that Anwar Ibrahim can do that do in federal level but much to the chagrin of DAP who prefers a snap election over crossovers.

The people of Perak have been robbed and shortchanged and I can assure you that there will be serious repercussions come the next general elections if the BN is allowed to govern Perak in this way.

It is hoped that in this darkest hour, the Perak sultan in his wisdom will call for the dissolution of the Perak state assembly to make way for state elections.

If His Highness does not, then the rakyat will surely protest and will return with a vengeance at the next general elections.

Either way, the Barisan Nasional government is nearing its end. They are about to be checkmated.
Pakatan Rakyat has an insurance in form a lawsuit filed by speaker V. Sivakumar to have the High Court declare that the resignation letters by the renegade 3 valid and force a by-election most.

While most of my hardcore blogging buddies covered Ipoh today, I have advised my mother not go through Brewster Road on the way back home from her work. I told her to use Tiger Lane to go back home instead, which goes through RPGC there. Brewster Road starts from Padang Ipoh and goes all the way to the MB's house after Sam Tet school.

This apparent 'coup de-tat' as called by Nizar at Big Mama Najib as also triggered sense of sympathy from non-Perak people and the people in Perak are screaming in fury for the Barisan regime that if taking over could reverse the accomplishments that are enjoyed by everyone. Secondly, given that TOL was the main success, a reversal could spark anger at people. Finally, the majority of Excos could be Malay majority which would not satisfy the Perak people as the composition of races are mostly Chinese first then Malays. A free section in Malaysiakini that shows people opinions show that most people think that Big Mama's engineered crossover is robbing and shortchanging Perakians.

Even in the Barisan camp, Mahathir and Ku Li thinks otherwise. Mahathir obviously thinks that bringing the two PKR men who is accused of corruption charges into the fold will bring an effect that could trigger in the next general elections in 2013 at most. Ku Li on the other hand thinks BN with the Sultan (once admired on law) is using the law of the jungle instead of rule of law.

For now, we may have to hear what the High Court would say. It is indeed a hollow victory if BN takes over only to have the High Court declare that the state seats vacant. Then what? Another by-election in those places and it will be a waste of money and Big Mama's efforts if BN loses those three places again.

Now then, people are very angry and most do not like Najib and if for God's sake His Majesty listens to the grouses of the people, and do the more proper thing, people would be happy. Just look at how much people came to the MB's house to show support because of what PR government did in the space of one year. If Pakatan Rakyat can show proof to the Sultan that Hamzah Zainuddin acted on behalf of Najib to buy these renegade 3 at $10 - 15 million each, then there could be a sense of reconsideration.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Man Who Bought Perak

This is the man that is representing Big Mama Najib in going around Perak with a trunkload of cash and offering these state assemblymen to crossover to Barisan Nasional and the four did. And yes, after this the next target state is Kedah.

Hamzah Zainuddin or Mr. Felcra is a partner of Najib since 1987 when Najib was the UMNO Youth leader. On Anwar, he fingered Anwar in 1998 on having an affair with his trophy wife (he actually divorced the first to marry the trophy to gain contracts). In the recent week prior to today's event, he had been running around Perak and offering the range of $10-$15 million for at least three assemblymen from Pakatan Rakyat to defect to Barisan Nasional.

It is very tempting for a PR assemblyman to take the $10-$15 million offer and join the camp.

According to Malaysiakini, Najib has repeatedly denied that he "offered money" to the four assemblymen to crossover to Barisan Nasional. But he is doing indirectly. Hamzah did most of the job.

Nasarudin Hashim is more of a wait and see approach thing. Just like when he rejoins Barisan Nasional because of the politcal uncertainty surrounding Perak. But some people claimed that he was assured of the next Menteri Besar post if he rejoins UMNO. Another candidate Zambry is also considered for the next post.

What Now?
Sultan Azlan Shah is having a tough choice to consider whether to hand the platter to Najib and Barisan Nasional or considering dissolving the state assembly for snap elections.

Typically base on the Westminister system or the state constitution:

When parliament votes no confidence, or where it fails to vote confidence, a government must respond in one of two ways:

* resign

* seek a parliamentary dissolution and request a general election

As the wise Sultan, it is good to give a snap election. Almost 80 percent of people in Perak want fresh snap elections. And Raja Nazrin has said of a ruler being neutral and non-partisan, right?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Perak Should Consider Fresh State-Level Elections

The ding-dongs surrounding the Perak state government went like buzzing bees when both government and opposition claimed they had ADUNs crossing over and so on.


1. The Star - MB Meets Sultan, Speaker Meets EC
2. Malaysiakini - Duo Have Resigned - Speaker

By-Election or Snap State Election?

I don't really favor much on by-election, since of the unstable situation and there could be anytime that assemblymen could jump left and right. The more appropriate would be to hold fresh snap election. The numerous reasons and benefits of having a snap election would be:

1. Allows the Pakatan Rakyat government to determine who has been performing well and removing those who are not performing well. In fact the PR were unaware that they could win the state that they field some candidates that could be weak. Instead they won.
Dear MB Perak, dissolve the Perak State Assembly and hold fresh state elections. Then, once and for all, embark on a house-cleaning exercise and get rid of the riff-raff. After that you can settle down and concentrate on running the state instead of constantly looking over your shoulders, wondering who is going to next cross over to Barisan Nasional. - Santa Claus (Corridor's of Power)
2. Allows the Perak people (including myself) to assess the performance of the PR government in the past year. So far, the intelligence shows that the minority races gave thumbs up to the government with Nizar's leadership. The strongest suit would be that Nizar gave TOL land titles. Penang emulated and Negeri Sembilan is asking why Mohammad Hassan is not giving TOL titles. Of course, these actions have angered Mike Tyson Taib but the federal government has no say on this.

3. DAP and PAS are ready. And they are proponents of winning fairly instead of hopping over.

4. On the other hand, this gives a test to see if Barisan Nasional would play dirty or whatsover to win back the state government. Here's your chance, and it can also be Najib's Waterloo. Supposed if Pakatan wins say 40 to 50, which is almost 40-50% more seats than before, this will be the crushing defeat for Najib as this shows that it is not Abdullah leading the election campaign for Barisan.

5. If the election is to be held in March, it could force the UMNO elections be postponed.

6. Since Perak has 59 state seats, Barisan Nasional could be spending up to $1 billion ringgit of election campaign and read: people's money just for the election period. Whereas Pakatan, who could not afford lot of money.

Somehow some remarked that Nizar Jamaluddin is playing very smart.

7. The snap elections, if victory could bring a domino effect to three states, Kedah, Negeri Sembilan and in future in Sarawak. In Negeri Sembilan, BN's number of state seats majority is quite a small number. Word is that there could be three state assemblymen crossing over to PR. If that happens we can see a split in Negeri Sembilan (government / opposition). And the people in Negeri Sembilan are asking for title land deeds...mana TOL, Hassan? as what the MB feared.

Anwar and BN Might Say No

I was discussing this matter with a few friends yesterday while fishing and at that time, Anwar was sweating over this matter. Seems that my assessment is that Anwar is not in favor of having fresh snap elections. It was believed that it could be because of saving the embarassment if PKR has the least number of seats (assuming if PR wins again)

After checking Anwar's personal entry in his blog, it seems that he is reluctantly and accepting the fact that they had to be ready for snap elections.
"Akhirulkalam, kita yakin inshaallah dengan suara rakyat. Jentera kita harus bersedia bertarung di gelanggang Perak."
BN is banking on the crossover from PR to BN or winning the two state seats in by-election with hopes of taking over without much of fuss. I believe that this is what camp Najib is counting on. But then it seems that the plan is backfiring and this could force them to spend a lot of money in enticing state assemblymen to cross over to Barisan Nasional.

Big Mama Attempting To Buy Men In Perak

A PKR assemblymen has filed a SD claiming that Najib Razak had approached him and a few PR assemblymen with money ranging from $5 to $15 million per person to get them crossover to Barisan Nasional. Do you see how dirty that Barisan Nasional would play?

According to Malaysiakini, he was taken to Putrajaya to Najib's house and was offered $50 million total to get a few ADUNs to cross over.

More drama could be unfold later, so sit down and wait.

I Came To Meet My Friends. But They Said "Tak Boleh".

For me, it's just a weekly gathering of friends just to say hello, extend CNY greetings and make pleasantries and a variety of things.

I anticipated that in the last few weeks the police will come and make noises even at a private property which is totally unacceptable.

The first tell-tale signs occured when they start writing parking fines for cars parking at yellow lines.

Some of the Special Branch personnel including one woman is always there to spy on people. And then came the men in blue. But I was told that there they might arrest without warning so I stayed out. Later, everyone came out, relieved that the SOP of telling people to disperse - minus bullhorn was still there.

And then came something that I can't seem to understand why. Well, while people chat and have drinks and the cops even come and surround Lotus and the cinema? Even the aneh-aneh will be wondering why the men in blue are coming over for nothing. Even the SBs are at one table wanting to spy on normal people do. And so most of them had to find out, many chatted with the head honcho DSP Ong.

Isn't this like Nazi Gestapo?

And people are wondering what is PJ city council doing after three weeks of writing mail?

And what about the men in blue? Permit was applied weekly with no replies?

Where are you ADUNs and MPs of Selangor in this time of need? Are you leaving the good people out to dry?


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