Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Unprecedented!

There was this story of an NTV7 editor / award-winning journalist Joshua Wong who quit because he could not stand for too much political interference from certain parties including Bik Mama Rosmah - he named it without hesitation and this was really unprecedented. Simply the reason is that whoever runs the station could not take the stomach of having a person from the opposition coalition to present his case on topics of national interest.

Later on, an editor for the Chinese show in TV2 was also had the same fate of quitting, in which according to Malaysiakini things get worse with RTM tightening the leash. I can see that it's refusing to accept what is happening and it is indeed a breach of journalism ethics here.

I've never seen and read before how such thing happen was influenced by Bik Mama. No previous wives of the Prime Minister has done that before except her. She is not a politician in official capacity, neither a minister as well. If she falls in that ministerial capacity, then perhaps. But she is just the PM's wife. But wielding like being a cutter block. Not in the last 30 years or so.

From what I heard, she was pretty unhappy of French lawyers coming down for some fact-finding mission perceived as outside interference with Malaysia. But then isn't it a quest to find the real truth? Not the one told to us simply. Let's make it clear that it's just investigating DCN's kickbacks on selling to countries. Their own agency..not Perimekar or so forth. So maybe there could be some confusion there.

I do always get a feeling that Bik was in a panic over these three things although we don't see her statement that shows losing of cool out there.

It's unprecedented and unusual, ain't it in this sort of ramblings?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Airasia X Sydney Problem

1. It is a sensible rant of Airasia to say that they are not able to get the right to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. After all, it is a representation to say what budget travelers have in mind to go and base on extensive feedback by those who frequently travel.

2. But what is missing is that there is an exclusive deal between MAS and QANTAS involving direct flights to Sydney. Of course it is basically a 14 flights per week agreement, with two per day. If the government grants the agreement with Airasia, MAS fears that it is a violation of the agreement between QANTAS and the fear of losing the exclusive rights given. Although I am no aviation industrial expert, a good friend of mine, a retiree of MAS has at least gave me an answer that is worth to consider. As Ong Tee Keat mentioned, if it is a parallel route, it means coming in an applying the same thing as the other one, which is harder to look at.

3. However, I tend to agree with Azran that there is a loss of competition and insufficient boost towards international tourism if this remains. The only viable solution is to offer a fragment of the deal to Airasia. In exchange, they get a certain agreed portion of money as royalties for the consent given.

4. For example, out of 14 flights, they can give between 2 to 4 flights per week, with the royalties of 5% out of the weekly sales they have. Obviously, if this is agreed upon, since there is more demand for budget airline from Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, it is a sure win-win situation, regardless of what complications that are to be found in managing the flights proportion.

5. Airasia is hoping that there would be a direct flight there in June. Chances are we might want to be ready for the worst case scenario, in case the government is not able to give the rights to them. For budget consumers, imagine the cost of being half if they take Airasia over MAS to Sydney, which is definitely a bang in the buck.

The Third Degree Interrogation

In a crucial scene in Public Enemies, despite not being a criminal Billie (Marion Cotillard) was interrogated by FBI agents, third degree style. She had no real info and yet the agents from the FBI beat her senseless until Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) had to stop the agents involved. By that time, there were wounds everywhere - too late.

I remembered watching that part in the premiere, and it was just the same thing that could happen to those who were interrogated, questioned and ended up in body bags like Kugan or Beng Hock. That's third degree of interrogation really happening in Malaysia.

There was also a movie that I watched sometime ago. A corrupt DEA agent raided a man's house for drugs and killed the entire family save for one girl, who refuged in the neighbor's apartment next door. Among those who were killed was an 8 year boy in that. A bullet for all to ensure no witnesses.

I wonder cops have gone out of the line and I can have the idea of why the Dzaiddin Commission of the IPCMC - police commission is never accepted by the police. And now this neighborhood anger is also a sign that people are starting to distrust the police already.

I wonder how those cops get their training of IFF - identifying friend, or hostiles. But in this case, I would want to see that cops involved get executed. These bunch of jokers are slack in basic education.

Yep, I would love to see both political fronts slug out on this matter.

Zaid Vs Gerombolan

I can't say but to think and imagine that Zaid is fighting at three fronts but two belong to the same wing that is the mob called United Malays National Organization. Of course, Utusan is likely to be the one that gets hit the most out of the two simply because the reporter who wrote that story is likely to be the cause of the blame of the entire newspaper organ.

I don't really have sure thing that Zaid, if the suit is filed and proceed through courts will win against Election commission since they will definitely turn a blind eye on it. Of course if the MACC, picking the cue from Zaid that wishes to look into it, as the new boss said, yes please go ahead with all the testimonies and police reports that are shown right in front.

I did have a thought of some people in the EC being politically affiliated but if such thing happens, it could be a reason why BN would win since there is a probability that there are some staff that could give insider information to BN to plan out against PR in their campaigns, meaning unfair advantage of course. It's better to be wrong I guess.

I really wonder how good will that idea of exposing UMNO's hypocrite members. The more important thing that Zaid should consider is the people including the Pak Cik and Mak Cik Felda - those in the heartland would get the actual info, not being fed with Utusan bullshit and get cheated subsequently. But I hope to see that there will be more slugging out fights between two fronts. It will be indeed something worth watching.

Somehow, the Getting to know Leaders thing should have been done earlier. In addition, PR should be stopping the whack the bag at UMNO and instead should now consider how to top present policies with better solutions, and it should make sense with common people to understand and get the idea of doing so.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Looking Back: Hulu Selangor

The two things that sums up in the Hulu Selangor election is arguably how dirty the game is played and in conclusion, still heading towards the blight despite being warned of what possible things to come. For the second item, it presents a warning that is ignored that people are still willing to be cheated by false promises -e.g. Projek Pembodohan Melayu.

Arguably, the budget that Barisan Nasional splashed out alone was around RM 100 million alone for this by-election itself. Almost half is the ang-pows that Najib Razak used - actually our taxpaying money - to woo voters to keep voting the gravy train. The other half is solely used for the election machinery, even the cost is calculated of having police, election campaign materials and so forth just to win.

The majority of votes for Zaid comes from the Chinese community in which most alternative news pointed to how the opinions of some people in Chinese heavy villages and towns would give a tell tale sign of it. In addition, the votes also comes those who are liberal-minded and mostly those from the young. The turnover was at a good level of 75% while there could have been more people, 15 thousand more that could vote, had if the Mat rempits brought in by some cells of the Barisan have not started the ruckus or so.

The present trend of why BN would win is that most of the voters, (we won't mention phantom voters for now) are mainly those who have the mindset that is unwilling to change for the sake of losing the share of the gravy train. Some were also thinking that staying the same is better than changing for a greater good. These Mak Cik and Pak Felda are, in my opinion wrong to stick the same for they are being mislead with false promises. So does the Ah Maa and Ah Cik in the Indian community. From the on ground reports that I've read, it seems that most of the young vote choose for Zaid whereas those seniors would choose for Kamal.

And there's the postal votes thing. No doubt 700+ of the 1000 majority were postal votes. I believe there's still the vote us or face sack phobia there as well.

I also noticed of some intimidation tactics were also used to scare people in voting for BN. For example, Orang Aslis - having the police and the Orang Asli Affairs department in all the villages there spooks them off and the night before the election, Kampung Pertak, where my fellow blogger Antares resides, had its people confiscated in IDs by people believed to be part of the mob group called BN.

I also recalled a time back in the Putrajaya MP election in 2008 where one staff revealed that everyone was told to vote Barisan or risk facing the sack - I guess that the intimidation that Ku Nan was telling about sometime back. This too is almost the same as in voting in Terengganu, particularly those who worked off shore and in government depts.

It's a shame to see how our money was misused and what an astronomical sum it is to buy voters to voting for them. Back then, when Najib says that a win here means a referendum, I think Najib still shows a school-boy attitude of showing how great you are with a small win here. It's showing how immature of some people think and behave like this, particularly the moment the win was announced.

I believe that PKR started a bit late and got off with a wrong footing, a really costly setback when some people who are tasked in handling the election affairs within the starting days of the campaign quit abruptly to crossover to UMNO. This of course has given a disappointment to PAS people who came to help and it would take a while before reinforcements from PAS come again to help out the election campaign.

I am more particular with the trend of which people vote. I would say that the those who still wish to keep the same trend are still unwilling to face the fact that the world is changing and I must reemphasize that they risk being cheated again in the future if those promises doesn't come in the next 2-3 years at most before GE 13. It's a shame that those who would think to stay the same would face the risk being prostituted again and again non-stop like those Palanviel years.

I went through the Kerling estate during my eventually-aborted trip there on Saturday afternoon and it reminded me of Ladang Silau back in Port Dickson, where there is only "Abandon All Ye Hope" feeling there. On the way to Kuala Kubu Bahru, you can count on how many BN posters against PR posters. Maybe at 8:2 ratio. Seeing that, I don't really think that Zaid could win that big at that time.

This by-election demonstrates that in addition to how dirty it can be to win, it tells us that a win is not a glorious win if you don't play by the rules. It will remain as a hollow victory mainly because of how the swindling tactics that were used by the mob.

So if this is how it is, I can say that don't regret if you get cheated for the promises you get in exchange of choosing the party that turns out to be a factual wrong choice. I see that picking means you support barang naik, trial and error policies and that what I think that people really want?

And I just would like to see how eventually Kamalanathan would be whether he would end up as a UMNO Machai as what I feel it could happen or otherwise.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Telltale Sign of Things To Come?

Could this be the telltale sign of what happens if Kamalanathan is the MP?

Nothing more of a machai to UMNO. Even Pete was saying that you vote for MIC means you sokong UMNO.

And look at how the picture tells how arrogant Wak Sembab Muhyiddin is.

Hisham Rais said that this image represents the present manifestation of MIC and UMNO.

And dost thou know why Najib and Mahathir come? Could it be that they are really trailing?

Spies, Eh? Then What About SMERSH?

In James Bond novels, the SMERSH is an agency that means "Death to Spies." in Russian.

I see that there are spies around Hulu Selangor out to stop active students, acute in politics from campaigning. Now there's the fun part...the mob is trying to make young people stupid by doing that.

The list is there, everywhere. And then what about Malaysia's own SMERSH, if I may ask?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Like Making The Deal With The Devil

PKR is always the weakest link of the big three of Pakatan Rakyat simply because they too many people who are in ex-UMNO or BN who initially shares the struggle, but didn't get the prestige or being elevated into someone high within the hierarchy. When they feel very unhappy on not being elevated, they would decide to jump over if someone from the other side offers them money - maybe that's one point - or they think it's better to go back and admit that they made a mistake of facing the long struggle to achieve democracy and justice, as what PKR's motto claim to be.

In the past few days, members, even branch level committee members have decided to jump ship away and many have cited to say that PKR has deviated from its original philosophy and motto. But then later on, PKR issues the statement to say that these people jumped because they get what they expect in there. But it ain't the war machinery as big as BN who has lots of money and our money in disposal to splash in the by-election, right?

Look, in truth these politicians jumped ship because they were paid to jump. It's now like buying football players for the next season. BN needs 7 more people to get back their 2/3rd majority - sounds like Gollum screaming 'precious' - and they are willing to pay money to them to get out but stop shot of them declaring "I'm BN." But still it ain't make the difference.

There is a difference between a PR man jump ship and a BN man jump ship. You can feel it by seeing the tell tale signs of your assemblyman or MPs. I was fortunate that my MP and assemblyman neither is a frog.

I often feel that whenever people decides to cross over back to BN is like making a deal with the Devil himself. It reminded me of the story of Faust making the pact with the devil to achieve unending power. The first act of Faust is clearly a metaphor of what is happening today in Malaysian politics, where people jumped because Heaven can't offer them much to satisfy or their need. Zahrain is the perfect example where he didn't the golf project in Bukit Jambul.

Sometime ago, I was told that after the PKR two jumped ship, rumor has it that they did consider of going back since they were not given the RM5 million each that they were promised at the beginning of 2009. It's like at the end of the first half - in the story, Gretchen escapes while Faust was left to shame.

I too see the how the ADUN for BOTA who tried to jump to PKR for good but changed his mind apparently perhaps under the threat of the mob. This was what was allegedly said by many and what I can see is usually, you can't back out once you make the pact with devil. That's the allegory here.

Again crossing to PKR and crossing to BN has something in common but it has different impressions and metaphors. In this case in light of the jumping incidents (compare how many go to PR vs how many to BN), there's the old saying out there - "if you make the deal with devil, you better be ready to die for him."

"Menghumbankan Gerombolan" - Hisham Rais

Translated, it means, sinking the mob. (Mob refers to UMNO /BN).

I recently watched one of the videos featuring Hishamuddin Rais and I recalled one line which he said that he belong to the school of thought where he wants to see United Malays National Organisation gets sinked. Quotes:

"Your cinema, your poetry, lagu, seni, lukisan hanya menjurus ke satu iaitu menghancurkan United Malays National Organisation. I belong to that school."

Tuesday night, I went to buy my groceries at a hypermarket and I saw a video of 1Malaysia and Najib, scenes in Putrajaya playing in the loop. Before I went to pay, I saw the same video played from the beginning again. After a while, do you find it a little boring to see the thing over and over again?

I got a friend, Galadriel who got caught this afternoon over the DVD distributing thing and I find that it is sensible to tell people not to get being fed more bullshit by the mob. I remembered one line from Spartacus "Do you believe that 500 years of Rome could so easily delivered to the clutches of the mob?". It reminded me of how fearful the mob is right now over the people's anger. Losing 2/3 majority to them in the GE is perceived as a loss of power.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Look, Should You Check Back Before Whacking?

So what if Zaid is drinking in the past? I was a mid-teen when I listened to stories of how people no matter if you are a Malay, Chinese of some other races drink those hard drinks while dining. I can feel the nostalgia back in the 60s where people would have a classy English dinner served with wine or whiskey and enjoying the night with those drinks and catching up in the past.

Those nostalgia moments are no longer there, when there is this hard line stance on alcohol for Muslims. These certain people might want to check in the past before starting such ruckus.

Look, if there is this hardline stance as we see today as in the 70s until now, why is Guiness Anchor Berhad opening up in Malaysia. Why is Tunku launching that factory there? And if that is the case, shouldn't those people whack this brilliant man and patriot even in the grave?

And have you seen the real picture of Najib drinking wine with Obama? Why not hit him if you are so hardline?

Look, shouldn't you check back at yourside first before you go after your other opponent, to make sure that they don't hit you back and catch you pants down?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

You Don't Want a Longkang MP in Hulu Selangor like Kamalanathan

Once a before the general election, I met someone in a forum just before it got started and at the end of our brief conversation, he just simply told be to beware of candidates that could end up as longkang MPs. The term longkang MPs means that MPs that they care of only their own territory and nothing more. Although these people are big in their claims, in the end they can't fulfill their promises because they have to stay in the line with what UMNO says or they will get their asses fried later on, no matter how much they wish to do to live up to their promises pre-election.

In short, you can't do much because UMNO mob calls the shots, not you.

At that time, I remembered that Lim Kit Siang was defending the Ipoh Timur seat against a candidate from MCA. One Sunday, I read a northern edition of the Star paper featuring MCA's Liew Mun Hon going out to downtown, in the customary tradition of visiting people in getting votes. I too people are disgruntled of how the then MP Thong was doing before Kit Siang parachuted in Ipoh from 2004 onwards. In the Abdullah Badawi years, being an Opposition leader while Anwar on break, I can see how he managed to stand up for himself despite having a mass number of BN MPs in parliament.

People back in my neighborhood ain't stupid and we all know, even talking in my favorite barber shop there about picking him and a guy that I can see as a potential longkang MP. Back a few years ago, I So that night, when the results were announced, Kit Siang's was one of the earliest and walked away with a nice majority of 22000 votes. But I knew from the beginning of whom to pick, even there's no love for the man, simply because there are other reasons to consider about.

Coming back to here, the other day, this candidate Kamalanathan was commenting something that I felt that if I am a smart voter there, I someone better unless if you're foolish to buy into the rhetorics of their sponsors, proven examples like Felda settlers were not given what they want despite repeated promises. The other day, he said:

"“Right-wing group Perkasa is not belligerent against non-Malays as its aim is to promote the empowerment of the Malay community"

I got a feeling that this statement gives a hint of more of this Kamal kowtow to UMNO. Even no matter how hard Perkasa tries to deny it's direct association with UMNO, it is a strategy of shall we say of the extreme side of UMNO, just the other side of a party's image.

The other day, the Indian settlement in Ladang Silau in Bagan Pinang protested for they got nothing despite promises and thus voting for BN. I guess that this is the price you get for voting them, being cheated of course. Cheating...the bigger of scale is to cheat the Malays in particular, which is why I have been mentioning about Projek Pembodohan Melayu. We can use that problem in Bagan Pinang as a reason of not getting duped.

Has Kamal spoken once before about disagreeing with cow-herd protesters in Shah Alam? Why hasn't he say anything in the past except recently. Can you count how many times does Kamalanathan spoke out in media print compared to Zaid? Easy to tell who to pick...

unless you choose to be fooled again for another 3 years in addition to the Palanviel's 14 years where there are many complaints by land settlers here and there....

You don't want a longkang MP, don't you?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Datukship for Brother Vincent Corkery

I am just been told that in conjunction with Sultan Azlan Shah's birthday tomorrow (a state holiday in Perak), Brother Vincent from St. Michael's will be awarded a Datukship award. The only brother from this school being awarded with that title.

I remembered that he was the principal during my father's time between 1970 to 1975.

A short congratulations is in order.

Hulu Selangor: Reminders To BN By PR on Posters

At the exterior of the Kuala Kubu wet market, the PR have been showing up banners for all people to see, with each a message to the BN Mob specifically about submarines, land issues, APCO and etc..

If you didn't show up there, don't worry, these pics will give you the picture of what they really want to say.

Note: also forms the second part of the Hulu Selangor nomination day posted in the late morning.

Hulu Selangor Nomination Day

Man, it's like a carnival out there. And to beat the traffic, I went there at 4 in the morning, using the old road, passing through Rawang. Even it's before dawn, the police has setup road blocks around the block surrounding the nomination center.

This is what it was around 6 p.m. And still no one. Before 7, the stalls have been setup and I was told that here, they do not require permit as in Port Dickson, due to the government of the day. And of course the first VIP to show up was Nizar, and then the other big VIPs coming in for the show.

Since the nomination starts at 8 am, everyone from the party starts showing up to support their candidates.

I saw a little child shouting Reformasi and this brought the attention of everyone including us so that they cheered for the child. I am pretty sure Hisham Rais would be happy to hear that...

Later at the day, Nasharuddin Isa famously declared that the amount of support of PR outnumbered the BN people by the ratio of 5 to 1. I actually went around to see and the numbers are not that much with most BN people that I encountered were Wanitas and those from the MIC. Later I heard that Speaker Haram, Samy Vellu got pushed by accident and got injured by the barb wires barricades placed by the police.

I was fortunate to get this shot from a roof. With help of a shopkeeper's young daughter, Stephen and I managed to get some shots of PR parading from right to left of the street.

In one of the paths, the PR supporters were one the left higher ground while BN was on the right. They exchanged chants, insults and so forth, but what was interesting there was paragliders that only the cops can do it. I was wondering whether if the police is in collusion with BN or not with that impression.

By 11, after objections and so forth, only four candidates left, with two independents, each from their own BN parties as to show objections to the BN top brass and so forth. I won't elaborate much on the presence of the PR MPs and the Selangor state assemblymen coming for the show of support but in the press conference. In the PC, Zaid was amplifying a statement that he wishes to help the Felda people there. And there is a posing of him with the legendary Fan Zhongyan, a Song dynasty statesman who wants to pursue reforms. Thuan Chye was saying it is more or less about votes from non-Malays but it is view as parallelism.

The broadband connection yesterday was pretty slow and I was exhausted so it was long sleep really....but that's not it, so watch out for other spaces in this blog regarding yesterday's event!

Dang, it took me a pain 3 hours to load the pictures up and it is only a small portion of it. Could be doing it later on.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Imagine There's Anniyan and Che Khalib

KUALA LUMPUR — Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s premier energy provider today announced that they were taking legal action against the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) for organising the Earth Hour, a global movement that makes a stand against climate change by turning off all non-essential lights and electrical equipment for an hour every year.

In a Press conference, TNB president and CEO Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohd Noh said that the annual worldwide symbolic gesture, which this year would be observed this Saturday at 8.30pm, is nothing more than an ‘arrogant and thoughtless viral movement’ aimed to hurt power companies such as TNB.

CHE KHALIB: These people are inconsiderate

“Obviously these green-minded fellows think they’re really cute, organising such an irresponsible campaign,†said Che Khalib angrily. “They say ‘turn off your lights for an hour’ and people do. I bet that really makes them feel all powerful.

“What these western colonialists fail to grasp is how such drastic action affects the poor companies like us. One hour of unused electricity means an hour of wastage for TNB. Did you know that last year’s Earth Hour costed us millions in unrealised revenue?†asked Che Khalib, seething.

“How do you think that affected our production? We couldn’t exactly turn off our power plants just because a large number of Malaysians turn off their lights at the same time. So imagine all that wasted energy.

“This year, we expect even more people to fall for this global con-job,†added Che Khalib. “So there’ll be more lights turned off. KL alone would be engulfed in darkness. Yes, sure, it may seem fun to some, running around in complete darkness. But that also means TNB would get less money. Tell me, what am I supposed to say to the kids of this electrical technician when we can’t give bonus this year?†asked Che Khalib, as he pointed to a TNB staff manning the lights for the Press conference.

He added, “In light of such inconsiderate actions by these tree huggers, TNB has no choice but to take legal action against the Earth Hour organisers, WWF. We’ll wait for our accountants to come back with the loss figure after this year’s Earth Hour, and we plan to sue them for that same amount. We may even add a hundred million ringgit or so, to teach them a lesson.â€

Che Khalib also reminded Malaysians to ignore the Earth Hour, calling it a ‘cultural invasion, a concerted assault by extreme liberal forces aimed to destabilise poorer nations’.

“We are Malaysians, and we should be proud of our lights. Every night we should go out and see the beautiful sparkling lights in our city skylines. Don’t be ashamed of the lights,†said Che Khalib, as he unveiled a set of pictures showing the Petronas Twin Towers and the surrounding buildings consequently going dark during last year’s Earth Hour.

DARK TIMES: KLCC buildings going dark last year

“See this? See how ugly, gloomy and dark the last picture is? God knows how many people tripped over things and hurt themselves in the complete darkness, not to mention the number of bad people going around doing naughty things, knowing the authorities could not see them.

“Let’s reverse the order of these pictures this year, and fight for the rights to our lights,†continued Che Khalib. “Let’s unite as 1Malaysia, and tell these green terrorists that we will not go dark! We will not switch off! Let’s tell them that we love our lights!

“POWERRR... EXTREME!†he screamed, as powerful clusters of foglamps flooded the conference room with ultra-bright and hot light, temporarily blinding everyone present, and signalling the end of the Press conference.


I remembered that a some Indian friend of mine showed the movie Anniyan at his house a few years back, with subtitles included together. During the middle of the movie, just before the intermission, one of the punishments, called Kirumi Bhojanam (feeding the sinner to the leeches) was executed on someone who gave low quality services while walking away with money. In other words, you give lousy services but make a lot of money.

If you imagine of that Anniyan really exists and hears that, chances are that our Mr. TNB could have been dead by dawn, if such thing says. One night I talked to someone at a pub, we were discussing about TNB rates and so forth, and I asked about this speech. True, he admits that this really was out and other people know about it, except it doesn't come out in papers fearing to shame them.

What if Anniyan's real and he knows about this? Can our Indian friends picture this?

"You suck people's blood don't you? And now, they will suck your blood. They are not food for you. You will be their food."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Two Emma(s) Day

I first posted this back 2 years ago, today and I just reproduce this again, since it is very unique day.

To some people, they think this as the Two Emma(s) day.


Previously published 2 years ago

Just for crazed movie fans out there, this has been a coincidence since 2002.

April 15 is often called the Two Emma(s) day by some, named after the two stars of the movies, Emma Watson (Hermione) and Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney - the old coot Seer but always right). Both share the same birth date.

Nuff Said.

*Note: please check out IMDB's page today before 3 pm tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Her Spectre in Hulu Selangor..

The chair and the cup that Najib used when visiting Hulu Selangor..what is there to be proud of? It's just a person coming over there, obviously to beg for votes there from the kaki bodeks there.

In any by-election, the spectre of this girl will still haunt everyone since the case was never resolved, even after that sham verdict. That is unless, whoever was really behind the murder gets unmasked.

I bet that "name" is forbidden in the Malaysian vocabulary.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Who Really Pressured Pornthip?

When Pornthip said that she was not prepared to testify when the inquest resumes next week, it threw everyone and the government in panic. The government offered them protection, while the state government offered her video conferencing as not to require her physical presence.

The question mark remains on who actually were the force that are trying to pressure her off from testifying? The first party that comes across my mind could be of some people within the Anti Corruption Agency. I am not saying all, but I believe there is a group within the agency, who is probably responsible for the things behind the whole thing.

I keep thinking about this party itself simply because there is some event similarities that happens to P. Balasubramaniam. As you know, Bala only wants London, not Singapore because he felt much more safer and London being an adoptive turf for him. To show up in Singapore can mean cancelling his ticket for some because if he happens to show up there, he could be extradicted at Malaysia's request, just as what happened to Mas Selamat. That is one half of the thing.

And then I thought of the alleged leaked letter. What if the leaked letter actually answers the whole thing? That someone in the MACC did that? And then there was cover up realizing that the attempt of third degree interrogation of Beng Hock ends up in a catrastophe? Could also this actually backs up the truth?

In the first few months of the aftermath of Teoh's sudden death, there has been a scramble by the MACC to do damage control over its reputation. Could this probably that they see that Pornthip's testimony is going to point fingers at them again, thus tarnishing their reputation in no less than a year after its rechristening?

Nazri went over more bite than he can chew when he accused Pornthip, an acclaimed pathologist, one of the best in the world of being a liar. And that meant filing for contempt by the victim's family. For a man whom at times some people think of him as an arrogant taxi driver, people at times is willing to put a boot at his face.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Zaid vs .... who?

A friend told me that it's no budge and it is also Anwar's preference to have Zaid Ibrahim to contest in Hulu Selangor. Arguably that Zaid is the best of the lot since he can represent the Malay community there, forming 65% of the community there as well as his reputation of being a principled person shown in his resignation from the cabinet over the unlawful ISA detention.

It is said that they could put up someone aside Zaid if BN uses someone else other than Palanviel. I think it's better to put Zaid to be on the safe spot. Earlier on, I am informed that the secondary choice in case they want someone other than Zaid to contest would be someone in Hulu Selangor itself or Khalid Jaafar, which is a close friend of Khalid Ibrahim. Obviously he would be the MB's choice, if they decide not to put Zaid there.

As for the BN candidate, we do know it is from MIC, but it is either Mugilan or Palanviel. Samy Vellu would definitely want Palanviel since he would love to have his close friend given second chance, being echoed by Palanviel himself - pleading for second chance.

UMNO Hulu Selangor absolutely doesn't want Palanviel and I see that if that happens, there would be either more spoilt or protest votes against Palanviel. Mugilan is a problem. Why that division UMNO wants him is in my guess is what the UMNO Warlords want to say so or in other words, Mugilan is much more easier to control than them. More of a perfect kaki bodek in exchange for support there.

Of course, this would be the next best thing since Muhyiddin and Najib definitely would not agree to Mike Tyson to fight in the ring again here. Good point though since there's a tainted milestone of his life that royalties and people would remember at that time.

I would say that we should stick to Zaid and for BN, either one would be a good thing. Of course there would be trading of character attacks on either side, like people will accuse Zaid of membelakangkan UMNO and etc.. But if there's a Zaid vs Palanviel clash, then it would be a clash of to champs in the boxing ring, with the majority of win for either side would be a very tight margin.

Mak Cik Felda and Pak Cik Felda should not be pressured by Najib and the mob over the must vote for BN. In fact there should be a time where the mob will be dihumbankan.

I would hope for Zaid vs Palanviel thing.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mat Lidah Kontot Shows His Colors

"Mat Lidah Kontot" - A tongue twister talks like a lizard and attributes like twisting thing around.

I asked a few Malay friends sometime back about the meaning of Lidah Kontot and they gave me a few meanings, one of being twisting things around. And of course some people like Hisham Rais would associate that name to Hishamuddin Hussein, the current Home Minister.

The other day Hishamuddin was announcing about investigation of the Israeli infiltration in the PDRM. But what is never mentioned that it is already been investigated but it seems that announcement was made as to say that they are not aware previously.

Of course, with that later expose by RPK, we caught our friend pants down.

When reading that, I came across few interesting lines mentioned (note memo on 23 Nov 2008):

1. Menteri mengemukakan pertanyaan mengapa hanya sekarang dalam tahun 2008 baru PDRM mendapat maklumat kewujudan elemen asing dalam projek PRS di PDRM semenjak dari tahun 2001 bermulanya projek PRS.

2. Menteri meluahkan rasa tidak puashati beliau atas pendedahan maklumat kewujudan Israel melalui blog yang semakin mendapat banyak perhatian iaitu Malaysia Today dan bukannya daripada cawangan khas.

3. Menteri sebaliknya mengemukakan soalan "Siapakah yang akan siasat?" Seterusnya menteri mengatakan bahawa laporan polis tersebut hanya akan memalukan dan menjatuhkan imej PDRM dan akan membuka ruang untuk satu suruhanjaya khas ditubuhkan lagi untuk menjalankan siasatan menyeluruh dan bakal menyamarakkan kembali cadangan penubuhan IPCMC sekali lagi.

4. Menteri tidak bersetuju dengan cadangan membatalkan 3 kontrak PRS yang masih aktif. Menteri bertegas mengatakan pertimbangan hanya akan diberikan setelah bukti kukuh berlakunya kebocoran maklumat yang mendatangkan keancaman kepada negara diperolehi.


1. Point 2 simply gives an inference of hushing the thing thinking the people of Malaysia will not know about this at all, with the help of the media spin.

2. Point 3 simply infers to calling for a NFA if a police report is made against Masterplan Consulting.

But this is not the only thing, but I see that there are more expositions rolling against Hishamuddin that in complications embarass him more than Najib. And I could see it as living up to the billing of what Hisham Rais' said as Mat Lidah Kontot.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Confessions of Dr. Tawhik Hamid And Relevance in Malaysia

I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam.

After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being, to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.

I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward Non-Muslims.

We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions.

We have never had a clear and strong stand against the concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to subjugate others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax called Jizia. We ask others to respect our religion while all the time we curse non-Muslims loudly (in Arabic) in our Friday prayers in the Mosques.

What message do we convey to our children when we call the Jews "Descendants of the pigs and monkeys".. Is this a message of love and peace, or a message of hate?

I have been into churches and synagogues where they were praying for Muslims. While all the time we curse them, and teach our generations to call them infidels, and to hate them.

We immediately jump in a 'knee jerk reflex' to defend Prophet Mohammed when someone accuses him of being a pedophile while, at the same time, we are proud with the story in our Islamic books, that he married a young girl seven years old (Aisha) when he was above 50 years old.

I am sad to say that many, if not most of us, rejoiced in happiness after September 11th and after many other terror attacks.

Muslims denounce these attacks to look good in front of the media, but we condone the Islamic terrorists and sympathise with their cause. Till now our 'reputable' top religious authorities have never issued a Fatwa or religious statement to proclaim Bin Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was declared an apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Shariia law just for writing a book criticizing Islam.

Muslims demonstrated to get more religious rights as we did in France to stop the ban on the Hejab (Head Scarf), while we did not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers against the terrorist murders.

It is our absolute silence against the terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to continue doing their evil acts. We Muslims need to stop blaming our problems on others or on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. As a matter of honesty, Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and human rights in the whole Middle East .

We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or mercy from most of the Arab countries to make them "Jews-Free countries" while Israel accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have its nationality, and enjoy their rights as human beings. In Israel , women can not be beaten legally by men, and any person can change his/her belief system with no fear of being killed by the Islamic law of 'Apostasy,' while in our Islamic world people do not enjoy any of these rights.. I agree that the 'Palestinians' suffer, but they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and not because of Israel .

It is not common to see Arabs who live in Israel leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used to see thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in Israel , its 'enemy'. If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people claim, surely we would have seen the opposite happening.

We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them. Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in harmony with human mankind. Our religious leaders have to show a clear and very strong stand against polygamy, pedophilia, slavery, killing those who convert from Islam to other religions, beating of women by men, and declaring wars on non-Muslims to spread Islam.

Then, and only then, do we have the right to ask others to respect our religion. The time has come to stop our hypocrisy and say it openly: 'We Muslims have to Change'.

Tawfik Hamid


I was reading this when I was pointed out to a posting by Haris over the problem where JAIS officials went to the Hindu crematorium in Templer Park to confiscate the body of a man who converted to a Hindu since 1990. It seems that they want to get the declaration from the Syariah Court to declare that the deceased is a Muslim and to be buried in Muslim rites, not in Hindu rites.

This is not the first string of confiscating bodies, in fact there are thousands of cases that were unreported in the press, excepts for a few notable ones.

The recent case of Indira Gandhi winning the custody of her youngest daughter from her husband converted to Islam is a very hard fought battle in the civil court. One more delay of the same thing means that it will indeed bring more frustration to those particularly if Syariah court is placed above secular civil laws. Of course such things will bring confusion in particular on which set of law to be used.

Common sense speaking, if Lina Joy wants to practice Christianity despite being born a Muslim, she is entitled so, since the Federal Constitution says so. But then like what Dr. Tawhik said, if you are a Malay (recognized as Muslim) and wish to do something that Lina does, you will get whacked everywhere by those who in the thinking of religion says you cannot do so. And so does the caution of to people who wish or must (by marriage) convert.

When Malaysia became independent, the first baselines of the constitution states that the nation will adopt a secular base laws, ala British law but with Islam as the official religion in this country. This is clearly defined out. It seems that we have already deviated from the original set of rules and regulations. We should see how India does things. Despite having multiple faiths practiced in the country, India uses secular law, British style so that everyone will be judge by a set of law on country level. This also explains why India is much successful than its neighbor Pakistan.

Reading that again, I recalled recently that GPMS and other Malay NGOs filed reports on Karpal Singh for something deemed seditious on questioning the Malay rights and so forth. Like Dr. Tawhik said, those guys like GPMS, Perkasa go knee-jerked when someone does that. And the APCO debacle also illustrates such case. We oppose violence against Palestine by condoning Israel but it has been revealed that people in power are in collusion with the Zionists themselves. Which means something is not right, and it is cakap tak serupa bikin.

There was a conversion forum that I went at the end of 2007 at the Bar Council where it got stopped by GPMS and Zul Nordin was there as well. And I remembered the crowd out there as well.

Indeed in the end, we have to change. Such acts and knee-jerked acts got to be stopped and the mindset has to be changed. Those things are very unacceptable and it violates not only human rights but the Federal Constitution as well. Sad to say that most of us are silent on this and unless swift action is taken, the constitution will forever be abused and bent to the will of the select few.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our Automated Enforcement System With Israeli Connection?


PUTRAJAYA, – The Automated Enforcement System (AES) designed to nab traffic offenders will be implemented after the Road Transport Act is amended by Parliament next month.Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said implementation of the AES would not only help to reduce road accidents, but also corrupt practices among enforcement officers.

“The idea (AES system) was mooted four years ago but it was only last year that we managed to fine tune some of the past inadequacies,” he told reporters before chairing the ministry’s post-cabinet meeting here Wednesday.

The AES system, which is widely used in developed countries like Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, is essentially a system where cameras are installed at accident-prone areas to detect speeding vehicles and cameras are placed at traffic light junctions to nab those beating the red light.

An estimated 3,000 cameras are expected to be installed nationwide. The locations have been identified by the Road Safety Department and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research.

Meanwhile, Ong said 201 fatalities were reported during a month-long integrated road safety campaign held in conjunction with Chinese New Year since Jan 21.

He said the figures showed a drop of 11 deaths or 5.2 per cent from 212 deaths in a similar campaign conducted last year.

“The average daily death during the period is 13 compared with 18 on normal days, a drop of five deaths daily or 27.8 per cent,” he added.

He said a total of 14,185 cases of road accidents were reported during the campaign period this year, a drop of three per cent or 433 cases from 14,618 cases in the campaign last year.

Ong said the focus of enforcement during the campaign period was on nine serious traffic offences, adding that it had succeeded in reducing fatal accidents .

The offences are exceeding the speed limit, overtaking on double-lines, queue-cutting, beating the traffic light, using the emergency lane, dangerous driving, overloading, not wearing the safety belts and not wearing crash helmets, he added. - Bernama (25.2.2010)


I remembered previously where our Automated Enforcement System is to be replacing manual means of enforcement by having cameras linked to the system installed to nab traffic offenders. The installation process, if I am correct is to be commencing in May, with the full system to be on nationwide by July.

But some of us remembered of the so-called E-Force Solution that was to be developed by Web Power Sdn. Bhd. Was that related to the present Automated Enforcement System that is to implemented?

We know that AES that is to be used here is has the bulk of the technology developed by Asiasoft Pte Ltd in Singapore where it was spearheaded by two notable Israelis. You can read Pete's link below for further elaboration. - (Also reported on 27 June 2008) But I was wondering whether it is the exact same technology used in Australia, US or so forth? And the remaining?

Anwar has blew a lid at the corridors of power with such revelation. There are people who scream about themselves against Israelis, anti-Zionists or so forth but caught being in collusion with them will now have to answer now that they are seen with pants down. But this kind of technology here, reminds me of how dangerous people or BN selling secrets to other nations. That's what economic hitmen will tell them to do and everyone of us will be paying a terrible price later on. We don't want another Robert Hansen* matter, don't we?

*Hansen was an ex-FBI agent who was caught selling country secrets to Russia by the US.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

People, You Only Have Two Choices.

As you may know, the newspapers are giving a spin on some news or sometimes providing something that is inaccurate whereas people know the truth via alternative means. It is more or less giving a propaganda to people, particularly the uneducated. As there was a saying though the more it lies it is , the more it becomes a truth.

As mentioned in the previous article "Projek Pembodohan Melayu: A Case Study Summarized", the statistics provided by Ilham Centre is suffice to say that we have been cheated and fed with inaccurate information over the last 50 years. And I see that how people reject things despite being shown of solid proof is one way to make a fool out of himself and insults the intelligence of many people. How can those idiots justify the censure when the Home Ministry themselves acknowledge that APCO is involved in every aspect in improving the PR image of Najib?

Instead of doing the right thing, it seems that Barisan Nasional is hell bent on doing things by brute force. I see how Nazri and BN responded to Anwar's answering of his allegations of the government by putting a motion of censure is reacting like an amok and responding in brute manner. Suppose if there's a revelation of a bigger scale, say if there is a military intelligence that reveals the real person responsible of murdering Altantuya shown to everyone in the face and there's this rejection, it seems that we are cheating ourselves.

As to get yourself educated, I would prefer to have you judge on the actions between Anwar and the BN government over the APCO matter. And it seems those who walk in the corridors of power are feeling more heat as Anwar breaks in more revealings about Israel connections with the police force in Bukit Aman.

To this end, I would have you people read the translation by Hisham Rais on his recent piece. Not only I think it is only for one race, but it is for everyone.


The Malays will be tested whether they are brave to speak the truth when seeing the facts that are revealed in front of their eyes. Or they choose to become insincere people who continue to cheat themselves for their economical interests.

The forthcoming test will be the final test for the Malay civilization. This test tests the values of cultural values of the race, self values and the future of the race's civilization. At the height of these crossroads, every Malay, young and old will have to have to see and judge their own self.

In the end, people you have two choices.

Either you choose to be brave and stand up for the truth
or keep cheating yourselves for the sake of your economical interests.

But I say that if you still believe of a regime that promises change but doesn't walk the talk like BN for the last 50 years or so, you are actually making a fool and cheating out of yourselves.

The Pak Din and Mak Minah are those that has to be awaken to the actual reality. No more staying the same. I see how Felda settlers in Hulu Selangor, being pushed by the PM to vote for BN are those that needs to be aware of whatever actions they will do will affect themselves later on. This is no more or less the same as in Putrajaya just before the 2008 GE where Ku Nan did the same to the voters there. Vote or lose their jobs. Vote or you don't get the incentive. Same thing. Same effect.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Still No AirAsia For Sydney

The real difficulty for people taking budget airlines in cities in Australia is that to go to Malaysia, they can only exit via Melbourne or in Brisbane. So if you are in Sydney, you have to take a journey to either of the two cities and then take the flight from there to KL's LCCT.

It's just the same thing as the business monopoly (e.g High Speed broadband) that TM is holding right now. In Singapore, there is more than one vendor besides SingTel that offers the similar service, all part of encouraging a healthy competition.

I had a very good thinking that policy makers have been ill-advised in this case.

What if these two airliners are given the chance to compete in flying to Sydney?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Projek Pembodohan Melayu: A Case Study Summarized

Last Thursday at the Civic center in PJ, Ilham Centre released the survey and statistical results of their findings on how a voter support and community reaction in the aftermath of the Federal Court's declaration that Zambry being the legitimate MB in Perak. The statistics was based on several methods of survey and it was conducted among approximately 1100 people in the area of Port Weld / Kuala Sepetang

The two main questions posed as mentioned was the present support of the person to either of a party and whether they find the Federal Court's declaration lawful or otherwise.

The results was pretty much predictable given that the survey was conducted in a non-urban area. The summary of the outcome is as follows:

1.Approximately more than half of the people there find the declaration lawful.
2. The majority of those who do not agree with the statement are those who are well educated from secondary school level to above.
3. Most people who said yes to both questions are those who are 55 and above as well as Malay majority.
4. The ration of BN:PR support is still the same at 52:48 with a 2% margin of error noted.
5. Most who don't agree are the non-Malays, each with a percentage of 60% plus.

Here is a sample of the chart to illustrate.

The rest is also revealed here in Malaysiakini.

The end summary simply states that if a snap election is to be held, support will go back to the Barisan Nasional. When this was presented prior to the start of the forum, Nizar would not be trusting much on the statistics above and still claims that the people in Perak are no longer stupid and misled as before after that incident.

Reading this simply implies what Hishamuddin Rais said many times about Projek Pembodohan Melayu. It also implies that the mainstream media, particularly the party-controlled papers like Utusan or Berita Harian has fed the information that Malay people in the heartland (not in the urban) would rely on. The actual inaccurate information has led people to believe that whatever is done wrong is believed right. The more the lie is sent to the people, the more it becomes the truth.

"Hentikan projek membodohkan Melayu" - Hisham Rais

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Looking For Answers? Already Here...

And the shit has hit the fan.

Previously, some of us including some MPs in the Parliament hall today were asking an answer from the PM himself of what scope of duties, terms and conditions as well as fees that APCO Worldwide is contracted to with the government.

As far as it goes, APCO's official contract is six months with a tag of $420K USD or approximately RM 1.3 million ($1USD = RM 3.27) with such jobs including lobbying - which is pointing to how Nazri and some people went to Washington recently.

There were cases where there is some unwillingness to come clear with the scope of duties of what APCO will do, but in this case, the solution has presented itself.

No more getting hoodwinked by not having the answer. But I bet that Pak Dins and Mak Minahs in the rural land area will keep being out in the dark over this for the papers are unwilling to publish such incredible revelation / breakthroughs.

I also bet that the PM is unwilling to answer it just because of the Bik Mama factor.

The pic above are just part of it. The full documents can be seen here and here.


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