Sunday, March 29, 2009

We Could End Up Backwards, Not Reaching Vision 2020.

Back in the early 90's, Tun Mahathir spoke of Vision 2020. The nine aims spelt out were:
  1. Mewujudkan negara Malaysia bersatu yang mempunyai matlamat yang dikongsi bersama: Malaysia mesti menjadi sebuah negara yang aman, berintegrasi di peringkat wilayah dan kaum, hidup dalam keharmonian, bekerjasama sepenuhnya secara adil, dan terdiri daripada satu bangsa Malaysia yang mempunyai kesetiaan politik dan dedikasi kepada negara.
  2. Mewujudkan sebuah masyarakat yang berjiwa bebas, tenteram dan maju, dengan keyakinan akan keupayaan sendiri, berbangga dengan apa yang ada, dengan apa yang telah dicapai, cukup gagah menghadapi pelbagai masalah. Masyarakat Malaysia ini mesti dapat dikenali melalui usaha mencapai kecemerlangan, amat sedar akan semua potensinya, tidak mengalah kepada sesiapa, dan dihormati oleh rakyat negara lain.
  3. Mewujudkan dan membangunkan masyarakat demokratik yang matang, yang mengamalkan satu bentuk demokrasi Malaysia yang mempunyai persefahaman matang, berasaskan masyarakat yang boleh menjadi contoh kepada beberapa banyak negara membangun.
  4. Mewujudkan masyarakat yang sepenuhnya bermoral dan beretika, dengan warganegaranya teguh dalam nilai agama dan kerohanian dan didukung oleh nilai etika paling tinggi.
  5. Mewujudkan masyarakat liberal dan bertolak ansur, dengan rakyat Malaysia pelbagai kaum bebas mengamalkan adat, kebudayaan, dan kepercayaan agama mereka dan pada masa yang sama meletakkan kesetiaan mereka kepada satu negara.
  6. Mewujudkan masyarakat saintifik dan progresif, masyarakat yang mempunyai daya perubahan tinggi dan berpandangan ke depan, yang bukan sahaja menjadi pengguna teknologi tetapi juga penyumbang kepada tamadun sains dan teknologi masa depan.
  7. Mewujudkan masyarakat penyayang dan budaya menyayangi, iaitu sistem sosial yang mementingkan masyarakat lebih daripada diri sendiri, dengan kebajikan insan tidak berkisar pada negara atau orang perseorangan tetapi di sekeliling sistem keluarga yang kukuh.
  8. Memastikan masyarakat yang adil dalam bidang ekonomi. Ini merupakan masyarakat yang melaksanakan pengagihan kekayaan negara secara adil dan saksama, dengan wujudnya perkongsian sepenuhnya bagi setiap rakyat dalam perkembangan ekonomi.
  9. Mewujudkan masyarakat makmur yang mempunyai ekonomi bersaing, dinamik, giat dan kental.
But then, we might want to consider or see where vision 2020 mission is now considering of the following remarks by certain UMNO people during the general assembly:

Musa Sheikh Fadzir, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

“People always say don’t play money politics. But this is a political organisation. If we don’t have money, how are we supposed to come to this AGM in Kuala Lumpur? Those days, an application for a taxi permit would require the endorsement of an Umno branch or division chief. If the branches and divisions are strong, then Umno will be strong again.”
Did you know most F&B for the UMNO delegates are free for them. The question here is that most of the money sponsored for food, accommodation and etc comes indirectly from tax payers money. And examine the statement above - application requiring endorsement from an UMNO chief. Does that also mean of NEP being misused, and UMNO man wanting a slice of the pie for the hard work you've done while they didn't work a single thing?
Hasnoor Sidang Hussin, Bukit Katil, Malacca

“High-ranking appointments in government-linked companies and higher learning institutions should be reserved for Umno members. So, just like the president said about returning Umno to its roots, let’s bring Umno back to its glory days where we controlled everything.”

He also urged the government to ensure that only Umno loyalists be appointed to senior positions in public universities. “Please make sure the faculty members are all Umno men, and the same goes for other civil servants.”
This is a bigger problem. As Hisham Rais said, cap Melayu doesn't gurantee excellence out of it. It is the capability and skill set that is the first and foremost more important than Malay first than etc.. when PKNS choses a non-Malay to run the top post, idiots scream why not Malay and etc..this is bullshit and when the greater evil roams around, there is no time for such idiosyncracies like this Hasnoor asshole.
Johor Umno Wanita chief Halimah Sadique

“They have questioned the social contract, Malay rights and Malay rulers’ privileges, and the lies do not stop there.”
That day I saw a pic of this gadis cun and I thought she could be an MT member. But given of the statement there, I thought otherwise. Every human being makes mistakes and saying this statement is bragging that certain group of people are omnipotent, every thing must be right and so on. But then, there are some things that can be wrong to the opinion of the majority. If you don't get up and point out the error, people end up making more mistakes that needs more time and resources to correct!
Kelantan delegate Mohd Affendi Yusof

“Umno has been very lenient and patient towards Pakatan’s antics. In Islam, there is no forgiveness for those who commit treason against the sultan. The sultan is considered as God’s representative on earth.”

“Now is not the time for Umno to be soft and patient. It is time the party uses force to crush Pakatan Rakyat. We cannot be soft anymore. We must use force. And we will use it immediately after the annual general assembly ends.”
Feudal mentality. Period. People make mistakes.

Tun Mahathir outlined the nine objectives. The nine objectives require a real open mindset and to achieve the objectives, you need to have people acting as Bangsa Malaysia, not as Malay, Chinese, or Indian. That mentality is more of minding your own business. The worst of the offenders is Hasnoor who said that must be Malays first. In this time, there is no such thing as that. Saying that is tantamount to going back to feudal times or as a Nazi man. And the remarks above means / implies that Hasnoor and Halimah doesn't want and refused the Bangsa Malaysia idea.

To the four of you, grow up. Vision 2020 is destined to fail if you people keep thinking of such thing. Were if I am a Russian Commissar and in World War Two, I could be executing the four of you for walking one step backwards. This is 2009, bukan 1509!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ready To Rock Guys?

After coming back from dinner, I spotted a post by Zorro, which did tell the Bloggers Network team that you, Pete, and the gang are coming over late tomorrow afternoon.

Well, the thing is they are ready waiting for you guys to come over.

While having dinner, Dugong Darat told me that the broadband line in Taiping is not as good as many expected and the phone lines in Simpang are being "hogged" by the police beat base. I was told by our brother that the beat base alone uses about 50 lines throughout this 10 days of campaign. And the TM engineers are working overtime to fix the phone line connections here. But it's said that still it's better in Simpang.

While also travelling, the beat bases for the "gerombolan" UMNO BN are not really active, perhaps maybe to wait until from nomination day onwards. But someone told me that it could be due to the fact that many of the root members of Barisan Nasional are unhappy over the results between Muhyiddin and Mike Tyson.

Well then guys, ready to rock? Just have fun there.

Speaking of which, I just had a round of drinks with Chegubard and his men.....!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sightseeing at Bukit Gantang

On the way back to Ipoh, I decided to do some sightseeing at Bukit Gantang as to make up for what I've missed out in Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu.

I was unsure of whom to meet there, so I decided to call up Mat Saman Kati of Perak Express since he is the coordinator of the Bloggers Network in Bukit Gantang there. It was surprising to hear that he also knew me by reading my blog as well. So, we have no problems of communication.

Meeting up at Simpang at around 4.30 p.m, we toured around Bukit Gantang to see the candidate Datuk Nizar Jamaluddin. He is a few days ahead to get things kick-start prior to nomination day in Taiping.

We decided to see first the district of Terong. On the main road leading to Changkat Jering and Bukit Gantang, the main police beat base was along the main road, with many police cars, even from Selangor, KL and Terengganu were deployed here. Even also the highway police patrol were also called in as well.

We spotted three police APCs , two water cannons, FRU trucks and many other police cars on standby next to their beat base. From my guessing, it seems that they are all out to stop Anwar and his team at Terong later tonight.

After Terong, we visited Changkat Ibol. This spot is a PAS stronghold.

And then we went to the night market, off the main road while awaiting for Nizar to make his rounds at the night market. At around 6 p.m, Nizar was already at the front visiting people. He visited a chinese shop and greeted them in Mandarin - asking them "what are their troubles".

There was also an Indian shop he visited and greeted the man in Indian. He proceeded to visit every stall of the night market.

Next we went with him to Port Weld. Yes, my ex-teacher was the previous assemblyman there and we went to hear what Nizar said to the Chinese community there. There was a coal processing yard behind the hall. He gave his speech before Anwar arrived to give his speech.

We anticipate that the police are waiting for him in Terong so it will be a massive crawl there.

And for those of you who wish to cover the Bukit Gantang event here, give Mat Kati a call so that he can get you guys briefed from the ops center of parties involved there.

More pics of the coverage can be viewed by my Facebook link here.

At this time, I'm writing live from Bloggers Network base in Simpang.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cheek To Cheek (Heaven) - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

For Grandpa and Grandma - may God reunite both of you all.

"I Promise To Be A Good Kid."

"The best part of life is always the beginning. The worst part is always the end." - Mark Twain

Grandpa passed away on Tuesday morning at 2.00 a.m.

On that weekend I came there, he was in ICU. His condition deteriorated to semi-conscious state. He couldn't talk since there are breathing tubes attached into his mouth. No chance of recovery given of his old age and the knowledge that he could go off anytime. When the doctors took off the breathing machine and moved him back to normal ward, we thought he could last for another 24 hours. We are surprised that he held on for more than 72 hours before he went off peacefully.

It started with pneumonia then after I left, it went bad and the sample taken revealed that there was an E-coli virus strain. The complication is the HUS syndrome which spread to the digestive system to his leg (his right leg was blackened due to gangrene and blood clot). Heart was enlarged due to breathing difficulties. In the last few days, heart beat was like as if he's on a marathon.

The last two days, it was raining heavily. In the morning hours after his passing, it was raining heavily. And yesterday evening, when I went for the wake, it was raining heavily while driving on the highway to Penang (held there for convenience since he's hospitalized at a specialist hospital there.) I see that as a metaphor that even Heaven weeps for him.

I was surprised to see an obituary page of him in the Star yesterday. But I understood that the idea to reach to his friends that has lost contact with him since his retirement 30 years ago. So Tuesday and Wednesday was the wake and just now was the funeral, finished 3 hours ago.

Of the eight grandchildren he had, the one where he has the most affection was me, being the fifth. When I learned that his time could go up instead of three more years as I see it, as well as his condition getting weaker, I wept because I felt sorry for him and his given state.

In the space of four years, I lost all my grandparents.

And when I met him, he could see me in the eyes but could not talk.

I told him that whatever I wanted to say even asking him how would I want to talk to him when he is gone. I would want to hear his answer. There were two main things I told him.

1. I asked for his forgiveness for whatever misdeeds I did to him. He shook his head and he meant that "it doesn't matter".

The weekend while he was awake, he told me that it's up to fate to decide. Maybe he knew it coming, but he was worried that there are many things unfinished that he wishes to clear up before he became unable to talk.

I told him not to worry, go in peace, see the light and meet grandma at heaven. Before he went to ICU, he asked my father and aunts about me and Kevin. He made (his two daughters) my aunts promised him to help both of us out given we're far off from our parents.

2. The second thing I said was a promise to make him less worried.

"I promise to be a good kid."

I remembered of listening to one song by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald which fits of how grandpa is now finally together with grandma.

Heaven, I'm in heaven
and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, heaven, I'm in heaven
and the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to go out fishing
in an ocean or a creek
But it wouldn't thrill me half as much as
dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to climb a mountain
and reach the highest peak
But it wouldn't thrill me half as much as
dancing cheek to cheek

Won't you come and dance with me
I want my arms about you
The charms about you
will carry me through
To heaven, I'm in heaven
The cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek
Oh, won't you come and dance with me
I want my arms about you
The charms about you
will carry me through
To heaven, I'm in heaven
The cares that hung around me through the week
seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak
Oh, when we're out together
out together
When we're out together
dancing cheek to cheek

Awak Cakap Apa Ni?

Some UMNO youth wing delegates are been talking things like Anwar traitor to Malays, other people had insulted the Malays, Malays position under threat, whack the other side on the Perak constitution crisis and said that Penang did this and that.

Excerpt from Malaysiakini

That time of the year, where folks dressed in white Baju Melayu, red samping and songkoks congregating at the Tun Hussein Onn Hall in PWTC in their thousands and passionately indulging in verbal trashing of the opposition political parties, has arrived.


umno 59 agm 2009 puteri youth wanita mt campaign 250309 01It is the “Umno season”, where in each of the 59 years the party has convened its annual general assembly, the tradition is to begin with waves of oral shelling fired from the trenches of the party’s youth wing.
This year is no exception when delegates of the youth wing kicked off the debate session with scathing attacks, often with racial overtones, on Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

Well I tell you that it is actually wrong and it turned out that Gerombolan United Malays National Organisation actually instigated some things that is happening. Instigating, yes but after that accusing the innocent party for responsible for something. Or shall I say, walking away scott Justify Fullfree.

First of all, Malays are not under threat. Never under threat. It's just the statement bamboozles whoever that reads their controlled-media. Back after March 8, the hardcore ones said that the March 8 thing is like May 11 1969 and the losing of 2/3rds majority means that Malays under threat?

That's way bullshit because most of the problems were self-instigated:

1. UMNO actually instigated the constituitional crisis in the 1980s and sensationalized the 1993 one with the event started by a bad apple: the Sultan of Johor assaulting hockey coach Douglas Gomez with its media spin.

2. In the Penang crisis, the whole thing was started by UMNO Bukit Bendera man Ahmad Ismail (who whacked the non-Malays). He and the BN partners attacked the Tanjung Bungah assemblyman and another case in point, parking moneies in Tanjung Bungah in which some of them do not go to the City Council but Ahmad Ismail's pockets.

3. From Malaysia Today -

In the beginning, the Sultan of Perak was actually not in favour of sacking Nizar. When Nizar had his audience with the Sultan, His Highness was actually quite receptive to the idea of dissolving the State Assembly so that new state elections could be held. But His Highness got cold feet after Najib visited him and reminded Tuanku that he would be jeopardising his throne if he took Pakatan Rakyat’s side in the Perak Constitutional Crisis.

Yes, that’s right. Najib threatened the Sultan and reminded His Highness that his future lies in the hands of Umno. And Najib has the gall to say that Umno is the defender of the crown. Bullshit! I know what happened. And that is why I spoke in defence of the Sultan of Perak -- and many Malaysia Today readers whacked me because of that. But I also asked Nizar to hold his ground and not back down even if it results in a Constitutional Crisis.

I don't really think that these guys got their facts right. They claim to protect the rights of Malays and monarchy but there are facts proven otherwise. Beating into submission is something that will have to be tried to get them see the right and correct view, neither partisan.

And then again, Hisham, what are you saying, man? Black sheep and traitor. Hey, clean up yourself first before you tell others!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

When Idiots Run The Religion Show

Saturday lunch time, mom asked dad what religion he leans to. He only said that he believed that all the main religions are common in one thing, that we are creatures of God and we belief in Him.

I was reminded of two events, firstly and foremost the court battle between the Catholic Church of Malaysia (publishers of the Herald) and the religious authorities who insisted that the word Allah is only used exclusively by Muslims.

This is actually wrong and I wonder who had the thinking of saying that thing.

The word Allah is the Arabic translation of God. The Bible and the Quran are descended directly from the Abrahamic teachings. Have we forgotten that Abraham is the root of Christianity and Islam through his sons, Isaac and Ishmael? If our other friends are not able to spell out God, can they say Allah if the word makes it easier for them to pronounce?

Whatever the arguments that the Malaysian religious authorities said against this case is totally unacceptable and it is considered a crap. Consider trying this against the top religious scholars of both religions and the JAKIM fools could find themselves being laughed upon by them for being stupid and having the wrong mindset.

Such actions of forbidding the use of the word is tantamount of subverting or forcing people into accepting their own distorted version of facts although it is universally known (by fact) that it is wrong. Furthermore, both religions do not force such things down on people's throats. It is up to a person to decide to accept it or not.

It seems that the government is definitely on the losing end if the game between them and the Catholic Church is played fair on the turf known as the High Court. So, sulking in the grim reality of defeat, they would definitely move the goal posts around to make whatever attacks by the defense team, out of the post and not at the goalmouth. If they do not move it, it is a disastrous result of 10-0.

On Sunday, the Bar Council was given a final warning by Zahid Hamidi (the de facto Minister in religious affairs) over conducting a poll over the word Allah. The reason given is as of possibility of incurring the wrath of Muslims. Here we have a problem: there are some of us who believe that Allah and God are the same. What the message the religious authorities and the Minister (inferences) that is to convey to people is that God and Allah are two seperate entities.

If that is the inference, it means that idiots who call themselves intellectuals heading the religious council are either getting the wrong understanding or there is something that ticked them if a infidel says the word Allah. The missing part of some people in this subject is lacking the understanding besides studying the bible or the Quran. Or in other words - sticking to the book. It takes some time to understand, resulting in a different mindset if you try to do something as part of understanding God's word, not to just say according to the book and not understanding it.

If someone from Malaysia is sent to represent the country in a religious dialogue / convention somewhere else and being asked to present a fact that is this, Malaysia can face embarassment from the international community and the religious experts can say that we are below par. Why? Simple: the person is presenting something that is equivalent to a laughing joke.

There is an excerpt from Hisham Rais on Malay vs People Supremacy:
Melantik Melayu menjadi naib canselor tidak mencukupi. Cap Melayu tidak akan menjanjikan keunggulan ilmu. Keilmuan seseorang itu bukan kerana dia memiliki cap Melayu atau kerana dia ada cap Islam atau kerana dia ada cap Cina. Keilmuan individu wujud kerana individu itu berilmu.
A similarity here is that is to remind all of us that the person who heads a division authority by right does not have to be a Malay first then who and who. The more appropriate thing is that whoever has a very good intellectual and deep insight, foremost - on religion should head a religious affairs department.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What The Charm Did To Pak Lah...!

They still call him Sleepy Head, Mr Flip Flop or whatsoever even if it's just less than 3 weeks away to retirement:

But look what the cat (the cops found) at the table in PWTC - bomoh and the jampi!?:

Excerpt from Malaysiakini:

As the clock ticks down for the transition of power, the tension in Umno appears to have taken a supernatural twist.

A police bomb squad, which conducted a routine sweep of the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, stumbled upon suspicious items under the party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s table.

The check was conducted on the meeting room located on the 39th floor of the Putra World Trade Centre in view of the coming Umno supreme council meeting, which will be the last to be held before the party polls which is slated to kick off on March 24.

According to a report in Sin Chew Daily today, bomb squad personnel found two tiny pieces of paper with Jawi inscriptions as well as a piece of wood wrapped in a white piece of paper.

“The pieces of paper were so small that it could be hidden in the mouth and this is an highly suspicious act,” read the front-page report.

If the jampi has been uncovered, then I hope Pak Lah has finally woken up to his real senses and slumber. And now he can't go back to his slumber again. With that paper of, then is he going to swing the punch back to Najib now? As some ex-UMNO strong man said, he could be out to jab at Najib. Or do the biggest trick of all which is "nominations are null and void, start again."

When this is uncovered, some will say that it's Najib and him depending on his Guruji as some people have allegedly said? HA HA !

We heard th at Ali Rustam is going to the Registrar of Societies, as Ku Li said.

It could be 1988 again, when the High Court declared that UMNO as illegal.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's Clearly Najib, Muhyiddin and Khir.

You got one Melaka CM by the name of Ali Rustam that famously said in 2007 that UMNO doesn't need other BN partners to lead Malaysia. You have heard of him complaining of pigs in Melaka and then for those of you who called him a racist, you're in luck as you know today, he was barred from competing as Number 2 in UMNO.

If you have been observing the political scenario lately, it is clearly of a squabble between two camps that is camp Abdullah and camp Najib, with both trying to eliminate one another. And the long term result as my friend Flyer told me, UMNO is going towards implosion with the entity being behind the 8-ball.

You only need to put your thinking cap to see how the situation is. By removing Ali Rustam, which not a Najib supporter, the chances of Muhyiddin Yassin, being Najib's number 2 is much much better, and it is said that he can win big at the general assembly. After the decision was announced, the compromise that Najib offered to Ali is that he can still remain as the CM of Melaka, but do you notice that it's more of a trade off, and to let Muhyiddin win?

You can forget about Mike Tyson Taib, for he can never win, given of his Mi No Spik Inglis problem. But from outside, the three of them are among the bad boys - "call it underbosses" if you wish so. So there is no 'lesser of evils' if you are asked to pick one.

Khir Toyo, competing for Youth Post escapes with the innocent verdict, while Khairy was found guilty but given a warning. This means that for those voters that Khairy will end up the losing end. It will be a good fight between Mukhriz and Khir but if the money factor plays through, then it will be Khir Toyo winning. There was a comment that Najib might not give Mukhriz a favor of winning really.

In Abdullah Badawi's first 4 years, some of his aspirations and objectives could not be implemented because of too many Mahathir's men - now supporting Najib as ministers in the cabinet that objected to what he wishes. So when he announced the new cabinet line-up after March 8 2008, the number of ministers are mainly his own men, with the rest, for example JJ was booted out of the cabinet portfolio.

Anwar Ibrahim was quoted today on Malaysiakini on Ali's suspension that the disciplinary committee has too many Najib's men, and stacks against Abdullah's camp. It can be, it might not be. If Najib's men were booted out of the cabinet portfolio earlier on, then this can be a fightback, with Najib's men trying to boot out Abdullah's loyalists. Ali Rustam is a case in point.

To some people, UMNO general assembly next Thursday onwards brings forth much suspense as many speculate that there's plenty of twists and turns out there. A twist, speculated is that Abdullah Badawi, being the President in capacity decides to say that all nominations held are null and void and will have to be reconducted with tight security and monitoring. And those who poured money in those campaigns could find themselves caught with their asses out. Also, this could be a time where Abdullah can pull out his trump card, the proof of misconduct and etc on Najib and his underlings...

Yes, let the greatest Malaysian political drama on stage roll in for a limited time only next week!

Monday, March 16, 2009

She Can Say That, But Will It Actually Happen?

Last week, Rosmah (Big Mama) was saying that it was her destiny to become first lady as Najib takes over as Prime Minister coming April 3 - the date confirmed by most insiders, which takes place after the UMNO general elections.

The phrase of "it's my destiny" is the second time that she has uttered that phrase. The last time, was during the time that Dr. Mahathir was to announce his successor. I was told that she thought she could be the next first lady but instead, Dr. Mahathir chose Abdullah Badawi, much to the chagrin.

I remembered that wives of previous PMs didn't brag about being first lady or so on. Siti Hasmah doesn't brag or reveal to the press. Endon doesn't, and even Jeanne Danker doesn't do at all. Only Rosie does so far, and it's twice, meaning that she's emphasizing that no one can take the mantle of first lady except her.

But remember, the official capacity of first lady is not the PM's wife, but it is the Raja Permaisuri, and in other words, currently Tuanku Nur Zahirah is also called 'first lady' under the official protocol - not Rosmah. One mistake there.

Of course, many of us do know the anomisity between Endon and Rosmah before Endon's death back in 2005. Sure, when Endon was alive, she would keep tabs on Rosmah. Back before Abdullah Badawi took over as PM, Endon had taken looks at Seri Perdana a few occasions, but found out that Rosmah has been there more times than her - which implies as if she is going to secure Seri Perdana first, assuming by automatically going to be the 'first lady' as she said. Some even joked about "a cat fight between a rich-man's girl and a prositute."

Endon absolutely hated staying at Seri Perdana and remained in the States especially for the treatment. Jeanne also didn't really like staying in Seri Perdana, but had to, given of her role as PM's wife. Everyone says that the moment Rosmah comes in, more money from taxpayers had to be paid out to renovate sections, decorate here and there - that's is what is in their minds in anticipating such outcome.

But you can't be so sure that Najib will automatically be PM. First, the Agong had some doubts on whether the man where being involved and accused in the Altantuya murder can do the job as PM, with accusations dangling above the head like the sword of Damocles. Secondly, by Constitution, the PM can be chosen if a MP of the Parliament house commands confidence by the majority of the MPs. Out of 222 MPs, it is said that approxmately 103 MPs (83 from PR, 20 from UMNO) are against Najib being PM. For Najib, the need of securing confidence as PM would be depending on the vote of confidence by the remaining 61 MPs from BN - MCA, MIC, Gerakan, Sabah, Sarawak component parties.... and 58 UMNO members So whoever said that the president of UMNO automatically becomes PM is totally wrong.

Who knows that Abdullah could be asked to lead on in an interim basis and then handing it over to Ku Li or Anwar or calling for a snap elections?

When Endon died in 2005, she was buried in the Putrajaya precinct cemetery. Someone told me a joke that Seri Perdana was jinxed, thus suggesting why she refused to stay at Seri Perdana. After death, it could be the haunting for Rosmah when running the show...;D

There you have it, Malaysiakini is running a piece of how shocked Rosmah was with accusations flying round on her being involved in Altantuya murder. The one line of the excerpt had drawn attention:

If they cannot get my husband, they get me, if they cannot get me they even go to the children... they will resort to anything at all," she said.


"What's important is your conscience, that when you wake up in the morning and you look in the mirror, are you able to look at yourself and love yourself, and ask yourself whether you've done the right thing."

There are some who are not convinced by that "mirror" statement.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Challenge for Gobind Singh Deo

It seems clear, that Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider reveals that Nazri Aziz is planning to propose a motion to suspend Gobind Singh Deo without pay for one year. The last time such thing happened was when Fong Po Kuan was suspeneded for six months back in 2001.

Excerpt from Malaysiakini:
The motion, submitted by Minister in the Prime Minister's department Nazri Abdul Aziz, will be debated and voted when the Parliament resumes its sitting on Monday.

According to The Star, Nazri would be tabling the motion at 11.30am and the house would be open for debates and a vote will be called.

According to the motion, the severe action against Gobind is sought over his unparliamentary conduct last Thursday.

The motion said that Gobind had implicated Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in a murder case.

Yes, we have a hunch that the innocent and truth seekers get persecuted while the guilty walked away scott-free. Malaysia has gone "Up is Down, Black is White".

Gobind famously said on that day, "Answer me, you murderer!" Yes, everyone knows that Najib is involved in the Altantuya murder. But the one who ordered the murder might not be him but Dottie instead. Remember, Rosmah was there watching on that day watching the proceedings before joining Najib to return home.

Now then, even if Gobind is to be suspended or given a reprieve after the outcome on Monday, I hereby challenge Gobind Singh Deo to do a parallel investigation to piece the answer of who ordered Altantuya killed, and confirm that Najib indeed has an affair with Altantuya. Yes, do it soon and to prove to us that you indeed walk the talk. After all, playing detective can be a challenging thing to do, right?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Six Bloggers Charged...Two More on Sunday

I received a text message forwarded, source from The Star that mentions of 6 bloggers to be charged tomorrow for the apparent insult over Sultan Azlan.

Rocky and Jed could be the among the six (unconfirmed) to be charged by under Section 233(1) CMA Act 1998 and Penal Code 34. But interestingly, the was one party that caught my interest which is basically the Perak State Secretary. My hunch is that the Barisan government which many said that they took over illegally, mostly because of Najib's brokering and Hamzah's buying are pissed off over the 'gossip' and damaging material.

I remembered that in the village of Kampung Simee, near my housing estate, people are absolutely disgusted by Mamak Zambry and once he came over, people hated him passionly as when he went to the Yuk Choy primary school in Hugh Low Street.

I stumbled upon a line by Hisham Rais on his piece "Ekonomi, bukan Raja atau Sultan" quote:

Kebelakangan ini tiba tiba kita mendengar kembali suara-suara untuk mengembalikan kekebalan Raja-Raja Melayu. Ini tidak menghairankan – pada satu ketika dahulu orang yang sama juga telah berkempen untuk melupuskan kekebalan ini. Hari ini mereka ini mengembalikan kekebalan Raja Melayu. Kenapa?

Jawabnya bukan kerana mereka cinta buta kepada Raja dan Sultan tetapi kerana punca ekonomi mereka semakin mengecil dan ada yang telah hilang dapor mencari makan. Mereka berharap Sultan dan Raja ( yang mereka tongengkan dahulu ) akan menjadi benteng untuk mempertahankan kepentingan ekonomi mereka.

Ekonomilah yang melahirkan budaya bangsa. Punca ekonomi orang Melayu telah berubah justeru kesetiaan mereka juga akan berubah sama. Manusia Melayu tidak mungkin lagi akan menyembah buta Raja atau Sultan. Zaman itu telah berakhir. Mengundurkan manusia Melayu kembali ke zaman feudal adalah mustahil.
The news piece also said that one from Penang could be charged. The other day, I asked OBE who are these Mighty Pen (sjsandteam) gang are. One phrase he said of is, if I recalled correctly: 'from Penang'. I thought just now that they could fit the description of the newspiece over two reasons, firstly how they address Sultan Azlan via remarks / titles and secondly given of them posting almost 20 posts per day, more than even top bloggers like Rocky. I thought those two things could invite the men in blue.

Maybe these guys can slow down a bit in writing. There's still time in writing posts...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Stories From Back Home

My dear old grandfather was hospitalized again on Friday as he had some difficult breathing problems - diagnosed as pneumonia. Today, it seems that he is breathing quite hard he coughs (no yellowish phlegm) but I suspect it's sinus. I felt sorry and occasionally wept for him, being in this weak state, and I wish that he can enjoy at least another 3 more years, then I'd be happy. I thought we would be celebrating his "chinese date" birthday in KL, but because of this circumstance, the event didn't happen and I came back to pay him a visit. Before I leaving after the visit, Dad told me not to worry, he'd try the best he can to take good care of him.

The Pusrawi Man was There

On Saturday, I visited back home and went to do the quarterly car service. The workshop manager, at first asking me questions on the political scenario back in KL. Then interestingly, he told me that he met that Dr. Osman Hamid who came over to do his car service. Interestingly, the car has a PKR sticker on top and I was told that he moved back here, admittingly, having enough of the thing in KL, especially the Saiful episode.

People Still Hate Hee

People in Jelapang are still hating the assemblywoman Hee Yit Foong. Her husband operates a chicken rice store in Jalan Yang Kalsom (opposite AmBank) and days after the incident last month, some people sprayed red paint at the shop. True, Hee's husband has owed a lot of money in gambling depts. 60% of the $25 million paid to Hee was paid by interestingly by Berjaya's Vincent Tan! I couldn't find that shop yesterday, and I you guys happened to find out the name of the shop, that would be a big plus.

Ah, The Tree!

There's the famous tree of democracy - the very spot in which Sivakumar the Speaker convened the Tuesday assembly outside the Hall, since it was barred by the police and the State Secretary.
I've been checking testing another photo just to help reference the spot where it was held. If you come in, on your left, it's the Malay food stall by the name of "Selera Idwa"

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Little Taffer's Room Turns 2 Today!

March 7 is the day where I launched this blog back in 2007, following my friend who started Jeremiah Blues, eventually broke off and started another blog from scratch called Bagged and Boarded.
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Thanks to my friend there and some unusual circumstances, I've got some people reading my blogs, hit 100K when I wrote the Elizabeth Wong scandal, and I just simply want to keep on writing.

In the beginning, I've been quite strict with writing at least one post per day, but towards end of last year, office work had taken a toll of my time needed to write one.

Admittingly the web is starting to take over newspapers as the new form of influential media. In the States, the number of newspapers diminished because of the economic recession, higher print costs and etc.. This can be a domino effect and could affect other dailies throughout the world someday.

I know I've been going out of my target of balancing topics to write, but the fun of going into those current affairs is too great, and something worth to be discussed, as if your thirst is not quenched.

To all readers, thanks for reading my posts and I'd be back on Sunday night / Monday morning, as I'll be away for some R&R!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Guessing on Who Ordered Altantuya Killed.

It came pretty shocking when late last night, an article by the French paper The Liberation released a sensational story on the alleged assassins of Altantuya. The mystery, in Asia can be compared to the infamous Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles in 1947. The article at this time, is still not online on its site, but the English translation has been circulating around the net, a few hours it was first hit out.

It reads as:

Shaaribuu Setev is a bitter and disappointed man. Yet, behind the saddened face of this Mongolian lies a fierce determination. Seated in a sofa in the lobby of an Ulaan Baataar hotel rattled by gushes of a freezing wind, this sixty years old man is ready to fight. His face features, hardened by the suffering and the stern climate, and his intense gaze tell all. “My daughter has been murdered by Malaysians on Malaysian territory. And they did not have even offer a word of apology,” states this professor of psychology at the National University of Mongolia.

The assassination of his daughter, Altantuya Shaaribuu, took place in October 2006. This was a murder unlike others in a region where business conflicts or petty politics are often settled with a gun. Everything in this case, which started in 2002 when the French Spanish company Armaris concluded the sale of three submarines to the Malaysian government for the amount of one billion Euros, is out of the ordinary.

The impact of the “Altantuya case” in France, Malaysia and Mongolia has yet to reach its climax. The murder of the 28 year old Mongolian was the result of a “commission” at the price of 114 million Euros by Armaris to its Malaysian counterpart. This “commission,” which was acknowledged by the Malaysian government in front of the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, has triggered a chain of events that has led to the assassination of Altantuya and the disappearance of several key witnesses in the case.

A report from the Malaysian police, written on 19th november 2006 and which has been kept secret until now (can be read below), reveals dry and precise descriptions as to how this young woman, a member of Asian high society, has been killed. In this document, one of the killers, a policeman of the Malaysian Special Branch named Sirul Omar, replied to the questions of an officer at a police station close to the murder scene. “When the Chinese woman saw that I was taking a gun, she begged me to spare her, saying she was pregnant. Azilah (the commanding officer of Sirul) grabbed her and [threw] her on the ground. I immediately shot the left side of her face. Then Azilah took off her clothes and put them in a black plastic bag. Azilah noticed that her hand was still moving. He ordered me to shoot again, which I did”, said Sirul. This is the first confirmation of Altantuya’s assassins’ identity. “Then we carried her body into the woods. Azilah wrapped the explosives around her legs, her abdomen and her head, and we exploded her.”

The revelation of this report in the French newspaper Liberation is the latest chapter in this colourful and dramatic saga featuring French weapon sellers, Mongolian Shaman, and Malaysian politicians. This case is explosive not only for the Malaysian government, since the deputy Prime minister Najib Razak (who is scheduled to become Prime minister at the end of March) is suspected of having links to the case, but also because it could embarrass the DCNS, this French company specialising in military shipbuilding. The French Spanish company Armaris, which sold two Scorpène and one Agosta submarines to Malaysia in June 2002, was bought by DCNS in 2007.

With her magnetic beauty and sophistication, Altantuya is reminiscent of the troubling image of a Far East Mata Hari. She grew up in Saint Petersburg (Russia), then studied at the Institute of Economic Management in Beijing. Besides speaking English, she is fluent in Russian, Chinese and Korean. The fateful cycle for Altantuya came into gear when she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Hong Kong in 2004. Baginda is a security expert and the director of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, a pro-government think-tank. The two quickly became romantically involved. Altantuya, nicknamed Tuya by her friends, proved to be a useful assistant, helping Baginda translate from Russian to English.

Whereas Altantuya is young and beautiful, the rich and alluring Baginda is a well known figure of the Kuala Lumpur’s elite, notably because of his proximity to the Malaysian Deputy Prime minister and minister of Defense Najib Razak (he is also his security affairs adviser). Baginda parades in the most exclusive circles of Kuala Lumpur, sometimes accompanied by his legitimate wife.

In March 2005, Altantuya and Baginda departed for Europe, touring France, Germany, Italy and Portugal in the red Ferrari of Baginda, staying in posh hotels and dining in the finest restaurants of the old Continent. This trip, however, was not only for tourism: the contract for the sale of the submarines had been signed in 2002, but important details had yet to be settled. “We knew that Baginda was used by Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak as an intermediary for weapons systems deals, especially the high level ones,” says a regional security affairs expert.

At the end of March 2005 the couple was in Paris, where they met with Najib Razak. A picture shows the threesome in a Parisian private club. “Tuya showed me the pix. She said that one of the men was her boyfriend, Abdul Razak Baginda, and the other the “big boss”, Najib Razak. I asked her if they were brothers because of the names, but she said no, and that Najib Razak was the ‘prime minister’”, said Amy, Altantuya’s best friend (Najib Razak has sworn on the Koran that he has never met Altantuya). According to a private detective, now in hiding in India, the beautiful Tuya was also the occasional mistress of the deputy Prime minister, who was introduced to her by Baginda at the end of 2004.

The story became dramatic when, in October 2006, Altantuya was informed that the commission paid by the French-Spanish company Armaris had arrived on a Kuala Lumpur bank account. It had been paid to Perimekar, a company owned by Baginda. Altantuya rushed to Kuala Lumpur, in order to claim her share of the commission from Baginda ; she said she was entitled to 500,000 dollars. Baginda and Altantuya broke up prior to this. A jealous Rosmah Mansor, the feared businesswoman and wife of Najib Razak, objected any payment to Altantuya. Altantuya arrived in Kuala Lumpur with two other Mongolian women, one of them was a Shaman responsible for putting a spell on Baginda if he refused to pay. For several days, Altantuya harassed her ex-lover.

On the 18th of October, Baginda could no longer tolerate the daily scenes made by Altantuya in front of his house. He contacted the Director of the Special Branch, Musa Safrie, who happened to also be Najib Razak’s aide de camp. On October 19th, 2006, a little before 9 pm, two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah Hadridan and Sirul Omar, were sent in front of Baginda’s house where Altantuya was gesticulating and shouting. They had the order of “neutralising the Chinese woman.” They kidnapped her, and drove her ten kilometers away and shot her several times. Then, they destroyed her body with C4 explosives, a type which can only be obtained from within the Defense Ministry. Her entry into Malaysia was erased from the immigration records. It would appear that Altantuya had never come to Malaysia, because there is no trace left of her.

There is no perfect crime. The taxi driver hired by Altantuya for the day did not appreciate that his passenger was kidnapped under his eyes without payment for the fare. He took note of the registration plate of the kidnapper’s car and filed a complaint at the local police station. In a few days, the police identified the car and realised that it was a government vehicle.

Events unfolded that even the Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak could not impede. He tried to cover the case. A few hours before the arrest of Baginda, he sent him a SMS: “I will see the Inspector General of Police at 11 am today… The problem will be solved. Be cool”. A few hours after, Baginda was arrested as well as the two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah and Sirul.

After a trial considered dubious by many observers, Baginda was acquitted with the accusation of having ordered the murder and released in November 2008. Accused of having perpetrated the murder, Azilah and Sirul appeared in front of the Court last month. If convicted, their sentence is death. The verdict is scheduled for the 9th of April.

Thousands of miles from there, in the Mongolian capital city Ulaan Baataar, Shaaribuu Setev, Altantuya’s father, is trying to control his anger. To him and his family, the acquittal and release of Baginda is symbolic of the unfairness of the Malaysian judicial process: “The Malaysian government is not even answering to the letters from the Mongolian Foreign Affairs Ministry,” he says.

When Shaaribuu came to the Malaysian Parliament to meet Najib Razak, the Deputy Prime minister had to escape through a back door in order to avoid an embarrassing encounter. The Altantuya case has become a key element of the Malaysian political game between Najib Razak (who is expected to become Prime Minister after the United Malay Nation Organisation (UMNO) Congress in March) and the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. So far, Najib Razak has navigated around the obstacles, but the murder of the young Mongolian remains a sword suspended over his head.

One of the most obscure aspects of the Altantuya case is the role of the Armaris company. In October 2007, the Malaysian Deputy Defense minister, Zainal Abdidin Zin, acknowledged in front of the Parliament that Armaris had effectively paid 114 million Euros in commission to Perimekar. He maintained that it was not a bribe, but a payment for “support and coordination services.”

Was there corruption as in the case of the Taiwanese frigates in which the French DCNS was also implicated? DCNS, a private company with public financing, has declined our request for a meeting. “Nobody can comment on this case,” was the sober reply of the DCNS Press relations officer in Paris. A document, which could establish a link between Altantuya and the French company is the guarantee letter written by Abdul Razak Baginda so that his mistress could obtain a visa to enter the Schengen zone (of whom France is a member country). The French embassy could not refuse this service to a man decorated with the Legion d’Honneur. But the role of Altantuya in the submarines negotiations is still not clear. Intelligence agencies find her background intriguing and the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) is following closely the case.

In Ulaan Baataar, Mungunshagai, the eldest son of Altantuya, who is 12 years old, is traumatised by the death of his mother. Altanshagai, the youngest, who is five years old and mentally handicapped, has not understood that he will never see again his mother. “He is asking for her all the time and is staying the whole day prostrated on his chair. Every evening, I bring him sweets and I tell him that his mother gave it to me for him”, says Shaaribuu Setev, the grandfather of the two boys. As for Baginda, he settled down in the United Kingdom with his family. He never uttered a word of regret on the deadly fate of the one who shared his life for two years.
Arnaud Dubus (in Kuala Lumpur, Ulaan Baataar and Paris)


According to Malaysiakini, it took three months for Anaud to investigate the whole thing from start to finish to present that newspiece that becomes a sensational piece in Malaysia in these two days. As I said, the murder looks similar in reputation and legacy of the Black Dahlia murder but the crime here is not perfect. For the Black Dahlia mystery, it remains unknown of who killed Elizabeth Short.

This hidden report dated 19 November 2006, one month after the murder confirms that Sirul and Azilah were indeed asked by someone to eliminate Altantuya with monies of $50K to $100K per person upon the completion of the assignment.

Whatever Sirul admitted shows of blind obedience, a flaw in the general order of following the superior's orders. Justice K.N Segara, before being replaced by the present judge had a good inferencing that if the trial goes properly, it means that the two is guilty and punishable by death - that is likely to happen when the judgement is delivered on April 9.

Now, the main point here is deciphering who "ordered" Altantuya to be killed. From the description of this revelation newspiece coupled with the exposed report that Pete has exhibited on Malaysia Today, it is good as it gets to say that "she" (first clue) ordered both of them to neutralize Altantuya.


1. At the end of March 2005 the couple was in Paris, where they met with Najib Razak. A picture shows the threesome in a Parisian private club. “Tuya showed me the pix. She said that one of the men was her boyfriend, Abdul Razak Baginda, and the other the “big boss”, Najib Razak. - From what I understand, most of the time Rosmah would accompany Najib working / business trips. When he goes doing business, Rosmah would go around doing the shopping (as most of us would know about it) in a lavish way.

2. According to a private detective, now in hiding in India, the beautiful Tuya was also the occasional mistress of the deputy Prime minister, who was introduced to her by Baginda at the end of 2004. - As past history implies - Big Mama is absolutely disgusted and jealous of Altantuya having an affair with her husband. In the past, Najib has on few occasions had affairs that the wife would found out eventually through word of mouth by someone who could have seen him.

3. Altantuya rushed to Kuala Lumpur, in order to claim her share of the commission from Baginda ; she said she was entitled to 500,000 dollars. Baginda and Altantuya broke up prior to this. A jealous Rosmah Mansor, the feared businesswoman and wife of Najib Razak, objected any payment to Altantuya. - This could be the key point. Given of the past history and discovery of her affair with Najib, this could present an opportunity to punish her for what she did to Najib. But does it have to be that brutal? I also have a hypothesis, that if you punish someone and leave the person alive, the victim could remember the identity of the offender and would report to the Mongolian embassy or something. Why not cover your husband's embarassment by silencing the whistleblower? That was something that could let the police and other people baffled.

Also referring to the Statutory Declaration that Pete made on June 18 last year:

4. Three other people were also present at the scene of the crime: "Rosmah, Norhayati Hassan (Rosmah's ADC) and her husband Acting Col. Aziz Buyong - Does this imply that she wants to see to it that Sirul and Azhar really did the job as ordered (neutralizing Altantuya) and making sure that no one could find her out? Silencing the voice. If the SD says that the three were there when the explosives are placed, obviously, either Azilah or Rohaniza (the one driving the red Proton Satria) either contacted whoever assigned them this task or she calls the assigner on Azilah's behalf.

5. Setelah selesai menukar tayar, saya terus memandu jip saya ke Kota Damansara menuju ke rumah saya untuk mengambil bahan letupan yang disimpan di rumah saya - We were told that Act. Col Buyong (Norhayati Hassan's husband) is a demolition expert. How did Sirul keeps those explosives at his house? Only a Defense Ministry personnel can have access. The hypothesis is that if Big Mama , knowing that he's a demo man, asks her ADC to get to the Act Col Aziz, get some explosives, pass it to Azilah, then Azilah tells Sirul to keep this in the house for some later assignment.

6. But the police report has one point in contrast to one point in the SD which is -

Police Report : - Saya mengambil bahan letupan dan memasang pada bahagian kepala sementara Tuan Azilah memasang letupan pada bahagian kaki hingga ke paras pinggang mangsa.

SD: - My informer states that Acting Colonel Aziz Buyong was the person who placed the C4 on various parts of Altantuya's body while being witnessed by Rosmah and Norhayati

Here is where the question arises. Was Sirul being put to tell that he and Azilah placed the explosives against what they actually intended to say? Or was it that the information given is not correct? UTK people mostly don't use those hi-tech military weaponry or demolition stuff or something. Mostly those who are familiar with explosives are from the military, if my notion is correct.

This part is a little confusing, so Pete will need to establish or proof a difference between the two statements. Which one is the correct one?

In his caution statement to the police, Sirul confirms that they were hired to kill Altantuya and that he took orders from Azilah, who in turn appears to be taking his orders from someone higher up -- apparently from Musa Safri or someone else from Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s office.

Then we come to the above part. Surely it's an order from above, not Razak Baginda, but the elusive question remains who actually, but if you read a few times of that Liberation article, and the SD, you are likely to get a guessing of who ordered Altantuya to be killed.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Emily Dickinson - There's Been A Death In The Opposite House

From The Star:

PETALING JAYA: Former Supreme Court Judge Tan Sri Mohamed Yusoff Mohamed passed away at 4.20pm at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday.

Mohamed Yusof, who was 81, left behind a wife and six children.

According to his son Harmy, 43, Mohamed Yusof had suffered a severe stroke while travelling home from Kuala Terengganu and slipped into a coma on Feb 21.

“We have lost the rock in our family as he had always held all of us together. He taught us very well.

“Because of him, three of us followed in his footsteps and became lawyers,” he said.

Harmy, who has a private legal practice, said his mother Puan Sri Rosita Harisun and his siblings were with Yusof when he passed away.

Mohamed Yusoff served as a High Court Judge between 1974 and 1988 and was elevated to the Supreme Court before retiring in 1992.

He had also previously served as state secretary in Terengganu, and as legal advisor to the Selangor state government.

He was also chairman and director to several public listed companies, including Berjaya Group Bhd.

The cortege will leave their residence at 10, Lorong Titiwangsa 2 in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa for the Muslim cemetery at 10am Thursday.

While I turning into a small lane that leads to my house I saw many cars parked outside a house at the opposite road. Then when I started finding the latest news, I saw this piece.

When I was in school, this poem was one of the literature pieces taught for English SPM. The poem reminded me given of the situation and the location.

There's been a death in the opposite house
As lately as today.
I know it by the numb look
Such houses have alway.

The neighbours rustle in and out,
The doctor drives away.
A window opens like a pod,
Abrupt, mechanically;

Somebody flings a mattress out, -
The children hurry by;
They wonder if It died on that, -
I used to when a boy.

The minister goes stiffly in
As if the house were his,
And he owned all the mourners now,
And little boys besides;

And then the milliner, and the man
Of the appalling trade,
To take the measure of the house.
There'll be that dark parade

Of tassels and of coaches soon;
It's easy as a sign, -
The intuition of the news
In just a country town.

Continous Tug Of War in Perak

Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional have been trading blows on their reactions of the post emergency assembly under the tree yesterday. PR says that it is valid, BN says it's not valid because the BN assemblymen were not there and all those things they would say. And of course, there is a trading of blows between the two fronts with Sivakumar in the middle, with the BN entities MACC investigating misuse of power, while PR lawyers and constitution experts say that Speaker's decision cannot be challenged in the court, given of the authority that he is entitiled.

If BN has been in power for 52 years and using the existing set of rules, PR can do and acts according to the current set of rules but somehow BN is unhappy of decisions that goes against their way. Isn't that hypocritic?

The tug of war is like wrecking the constitution. The decision of this Judicial Commissioner is put to question in terms of eligibility since his period expired on Feb 28. This could be something interesting as the decision is likely to be questioned, rescinded or whatever they'd do.

Perak is out of control now. The sultan only needs to say that snap elections is to be held and that's it. Let the people decide. Just as the story of King Solomon's dilemma of the child and deciding which mother does he belong.

Look at the last half of Ku Li's latest posting:

Laws are invisible things. They exist only when they are understood and observed. When the government of the day ignores foundational principles such as the separation of powers, the Constitution becomes a dead piece of paper. But the Constitution is not just any law. It is the set of laws that founds our nation, defines its basic principles, guarantees our individual rights and prescribes the structures, duties, and powers which make a national community possible. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of Malaysia.

Those who so blithely ignore the Constitution for political ends are quite literally wrecking the foundations of this country to further their own interests.

This must stop.

The constitutional situation in Perak gets murkier by the day, with egos and reputations entrenched in hopeless positions. There is a simple and graceful way to clarify the situation definitively: return to the sole source of legitimate government, the will of the people as expressed through free and fair elections. Barisan might wish to show some magnanimity and confidence in calling for this.

I fear that nobody from the Gerombolan would be willing to listen to the man who wishes to change UMNO but could not do so because of rushing for prestiges. But this is a statement that must be brought to the attention of both sides.

I am aware that Sultan Azlan Shah will face a tough time again on this scenario given that past rumor of His Majesty being blackmailed and forced to accept Najib or risk losing the throne. But the people of Perak and even some royalties like Pete are with Nizar and his partners. They have done the right thing and there is one last thing to finish the puzzle - the solution only from His Majesty. Call the snap elections, have no fear on Najib's intimidation and repercussions, and there are powerful people that could take care of bringing Najib down.

From the Tree, There's Still Hope After All!

Take today's big event where people from all walks came to show support of the real democracy and seeing it live outside the State building just by the tree. What does that tell you? There's many inferences and answers that can be conjured from that very key even itself. Then move along the main road to the High Court where Barisan Nasional wanted so bad to restrain the Speaker, that a Judicial Commissioner - not a judge said yes to their need but some law experts who are better than a judicial commissioner felt that that man erred in intepretation of the law.

Yes, people see Barisan Nasional now, unlike 10 to 15 years ago that they are being hyporcrites. They can go and criticize anyone that falls under anti-establishment of their liking category. When the other end criticizes BN for making a mistake, they'd go out and whack people gangster style, ala PEKIDA.

After today's event, there are some who say that Pakatan and the people are fighting in a war that they cannot win because the other side has the manpower and weaponry that the current side does not have. Or some say that it is not legal to do it under a tree and otherwise. But what about the infamous saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend?" In this case, we are likely to see one in the form of Abdullah Badawi. And yes, many are now wishing for him to stay on as the Prime Minister rather than having Najib as the next one.

Whacking Najib In UMNO's own Turf

Why is there a Warkah untuk PM billboard in Jalan Syed Putra? That's a sinister hint that suggests that Abdullah could remain as PM beyond April 1. It is less than three weeks away from the UMNO general assembly. Now many people don't want Najib as PM. Good, because even there is a protest (silent one) from the gerombolan end.

Yesterday, I only mentioned of the ex-UMNO strongman, Teluk Kemang MP Kamarul Abbas saying that Abdullah is absolutely unhappy that how Najib Tun Razak staged a coup de tat to take over Perak although it violates federal and state level constituition. Badawi knew that Najib badly wanted the covert post of PM and UMNO president. He also realized that Najib was actually responsible for the disastrous results of the 2008 GE. Twice he has given the chance to make amends in the two major by-elections, but he failed again.

After announcing of the decision not to recontest for UMNO presidency, Abdullah got the notion of how Najib can get all except one nominations for the President: money. If the scenario goes as what was dictated, it would be Muhyiddin as no 2 and Khir Toyo as Youth post, given that how the three gives money to people to get nominations. So corruption is rampant out there.

Hence the MACC. During it's unofficial operations, most of the arrests made or corruption cases happened mostly in Pahang. Almost 900 reports from UMNO itself. When Sirul testifed how he was made the scapegoat during the Altantuya murder trial, Abdullah has already gathered extra piece of information and proof of Najib's misconduct and corruptions. The Altantuya murder case is a big piece of affair that could put Najib out for good. And definitely the time to unleash it is during the UMNO general assembly.

If that piece is too big, Abdullah might resort to solutions, which is declaring those nominations made are null and void, and has to be done with tight supervision (read: no money for nominations). UMNO's achilles heel is always money and the economy monopoly and when playing with no money, they'd get whacked, explode or implode, call anything if you will.

Najib wanted to put Nizar, Karpal and Pete badly under the ISA. Papers on the three have been prepared by Syed Hamid by Abdullah Badawi has rejected it outright, putting a dent.

The berita Gempar

The berita Gempar is that two UMNO men are applying for the injunction to stop the assembly until all corruption cases have been cleared. Remember that the count is approximately 900 of the cases.

Bad Apples Under Penal Code 124

Section 124 of the Penal Code reads as follows:

"Whoever, with the intention of inducing or compelling or attempting to induce or compel a member of Parliament or of any legislative assembly or of any state executive council to exercise or refrain from exercising in any manner the lawful powers of such member, assaults or wrongfully restrains, or attempts wrongfully to restrain, or overawes by means of criminal force, or the show of criminal force, or attempts so to overawe, such member shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to a fine."

The Perak CPO, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah, has breached Section 124 of the Penal Code. Technically, therefore, he can be charged for a criminal offence -- and, if found guilty, can be jailed or fined, or both. That is the law and one just can’t avoid punishment if one has broken the law. - From Malaysia Today

If it isn't enough, the OCPD and the state Secretary could be charged under that criminal offence as well. Aren't you people out there happy?

The Last Word

The next round I go back to Ipoh, I would like to find that tree and proudly have a picture taken of that spot. That spot marks the unconventional place of where an assembly session is held, no thanks to the extended entity of the Gerombolan, the cops. It also came a shocking statement back in 1969 where someone from the EC said of the EC's role is not to be fair in conducting elections but instead tasked to make sure the Malays do not lose political power - meaning that EC is, as hinted in recent news pieces featuring them, is another extended entity of Barisan Nasional..

It was pretty silly for Barisan Nasional of not reading the state constituition over and over again to see whether if they are right or wrong. But what they did instead is getting someone to ugut them go give them whatever they want - the restraint order. Speaking of which, on something I saw at the Malaysian Insider:

Zambry’s legal team, which includes Umno legal advisor Datuk Hafarizam Harun, wants a stay of assembly proceedings pending the decision of the judge on the legality of Sivakumar’s decision to suspend the entire executive council for accepting their “unconstitutional” appointments

Is it what I am thinking that's the mystery man who told EC not to accept the vacancy decision of the Changkat Jering and Behrang seat?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gerombolan BN Getting The Taste of Their Own Medicine

With less than 24 hours away before the emergency assembly ,the Gerombolan Barisan Nasional is thrown into state of panic. When Sivakumar declared of the assembly, BN starts making a lot of excuses saying that the emergency assembly is unconstitutional this and that, violating the standing orders and so on.

And then, the gerombolan is doing something that is very very ridiculous, which among a few things locking down the state government office in Ipoh, filing two lawsuits against the Speaker (despite clear clauses mentioning that the Speaker has clear authority) at the court. Oh my god, you do know that the court can't do anything against the conditions spelt out on Speaker's authority don't you?

And you have seen how the assembly secretary revealing its stripes of being on the partisan side instead of being at the non-partisan side, with the resulting being removed from the post by the speaker. Then you have the police, lapdogs of the gerombolan saying nobody should come to an empty building. Then what....where will the guys and other people be holding the assembly if you police guards an empty building? No problem, as Pete said, do it in a canteen, do it at St. Michael's school hall, do it at Padang Ipoh, do it at coffee shop in Old Town!, wherever !In other words, you can do anywhere else to fit the 50 assemblymen minus the exco and the Mamak Pangkor.

The gerombolan led by this United Malays National Organisation should think of themselves being on the opposition end this time round. In the past, say in state level be it or the Parliament, any motion that is well agreed by the people which has been raised by a non-BN MP often gets turned down in the assembly hall. Well, there's your taste of your own medicine. If you don't do that when you're leading the state, you won't get that, right?

If I say something that is right for the people that but not for a certain group, these kind of bigots and idiots will start screaming something that doesn't make sense at all. Let's say if I say fact A, the gerombolan will start screaming 'kedudukan kita terancam'. There is no such thing in this time. It's just mere crap. Period.

Read at what Tajol said. Quote from Malaysiakini:
'When they had 31 and we had 28, why didn't they dissolve the state assembly? Now we have 31 and they have 28, they want a fresh election. No way!"
See? 98 percent of state population want fresh polls and Tajol says no way. Who's more angrier? You or the rakyat?

And Zambry, are you trying to bullshit people with the excuse that the emergency assembly is a threat to national security? That is an excuse out of nothing to create another May 13. No more. People are not going to buy that crap. This is information age. This is not 1969, 1969 is prehistoric, kapoof. So, please shut up, if telling your fellow Mamak Maidin two years ago the same thing isn't enough!

Yes, people know that whatever Najib gains from the coup 'cheap-shot' feat early last month could vanish in just one day if the assembly is dissolved. Najib wants to keep it intact. So that's why the gerombolan wants to play chicken. But the gerombolan can keep on dreaming, but there will be a time at the end of the month where Najib's misconduct and corruption allegations hit out to the streets including the smoking gun of Altantuya...then what? He won't be surviving for that long. Yep, that's what an ex-UMNO orang kuat said last week.

And for the last word, the people, everywhere including Perakians like myself are with the rightful ones. So, my dear Nizar, please listen to what Pete has to say for the betterment of Perak, not you, not me, but everyone....


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