Saturday, July 31, 2010

Didn't I Say This Would Happen?

LUKUT: Workers at Siliau Estate, near here, are angry with the Barisan Nasional for being fork-tongued in its pledges. During the Bagan Pinang by-election last year, the BN government had promised to build as many as 150 low-cost houses under its Hardcore Poor Development Project (PPRT). The houses were to be sold to the estate workers.

But less than a year later, BN went back on its word saying that it had never promised to sell them the PPRT houses but merely pledged to rent them to the workers.

During a recent visit to the estate, FMT discovered that few, if any, knew that the PPRT houses were not for sale.

Said K Chandra, 42, a palm oil harvester: “I don’t know anything about this. They did not tell us that the houses were for us to rent. They told us we could buy them.”

Chandran, however, did not seem surprised at BN’s about-turn on the election promise.

“I am not shocked or upset. We all heard BN promise to sell us the houses. If it does not fulfil its promise, our votes won’t go to BN anymore,” he said.

He said there were now 30 families in the estate. The rest had left and were working outside.

"But we are still close and keep in touch with each another. So it's not easy to break the Siliau estate population for political purposes," he smiles.

He also said the estate people were not staunch BN supporters and had only given BN a chance in the by-election to see if it would keep its promises.

“If BN fails to fulfil its promise, more than 400 voters will turn to Pakatan Rakyat,” he said, adding that most of the estate workers had sent their applications and documents to buy the PPRT houses by the end of this February.

“We filled up the forms and attached the necessary documents. The MIC branch chairman himself collected the forms from us,” said Chandran.

Unfair deal

Another harvester, C Puspavalli, said it was not right that the BN “change its words” now that it had won the by-election.

“I am very disappointed because once the BN said it wants to sell the houses to us, now it wants us to rent. This is not fair at all.

"During the Bagan Pinang by-election, MIC promised that the houses would be sold to us.

“After the BN won the election, the local MIC chief met us and gave us several forms to fill so that we could buy the house.

“But he did not collect back the forms although he stayed only two rows in front of my house," she said.

A mistake

MIC secretary-general and state MIC leader T Rajagopalu could not be reached for comment.

However, Negri Sembilan exco member and MIC's elected representaive VS Mohan, when contacted, said the Housing and Local Government Ministry made a mistake in announcing that the houses were not for sale.

"We have already informed the ministry and brought the matter up to Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan.

“There was a mistake… normally PPRT houses are only for rent and not for sale but the Ladang Silau PPRT project is an exception, which the Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin himself had announced.

“So, I feel the estate workers need not worry or be concerned about the matter,” he said, adding that he will meet the estate workers soon to explain the situation. - Free Malaysia Today, 22 July 2010

I kept this article from FMT for a week or so which described about the grouses by the Indians in the Silau estate. This was way back during the campaign period in Bagan Pinang. At least I enjoyed four great days in Port Dickson, meeting with some people and seeing the election fever.

On the evening of the count, I was a with people taking down the tallies on the areas that formed this state seat. I came to notice that almost all votes in Silau goes to BN. And interestingly, not many people in that estate go out and vote there as well!

I noticed that this trend was repeated in Hulu Selangor. I once cautioned that the kingmakers of the both elections are not Malays but the non-Malays themselves. But what both have in common in both by-elections is that they fell sway to promises. And a few months later, when all settles down to dust, they still get nothing from what was promised.

In a way, I think this is tantamount to giving ang pows during last minute and like one of my friends said, if the Malays think of the past a.k.a overdraft, Indians think of present times, a.k.a Hindraf, while the Chinese think of the future, a.k.a bank draft. Isn't this more or less of felt being cheated in various ways?

Didn't I say and warn that this would happen if we simply sway to promises by our rulers who have done nothing much significant in the past?

Right now, the problem is of still showing support to the present leaders who have not done much contribution to the people's benefit but still afraid of being cheated. Read this letter from Malaysiakini that mirrors my opinon there.

Friday, July 30, 2010

What About The Other Big Fish?

Pic by MI
In light of Ling Liong Sik being charged for two counts of cheating over the PKFZ, there are several parties that are questioning of charging the other big fish that were involved. Of course, earlier on, there supporting characters of the PKFZ including OC Phang were already charged. 

Of course this article by The Malaysian Insider about 'PR unconvinced by charges against Ling' is something that I agreed upon. And of course it serves as to question Superman OTK's statement that no one's above the law. Let's put his statement in the current Malaysian law and judiciary. Do you think that even one big fish has been caught that the others will be caught as well?

Remember that there are still bigger fishes involved in PKFZ including some UMNO men mentioned behind the scenes. Do you think that they would catch them? Some of us have cautioned that when OTK is removed as the MCA president, the next man to come in will sure try to bury the PKFZ into the ground or sweeping it under the carpets? Do you now notice something bad behind Kong Cho Ha (being Pornstar Chua's lackey) order the PKA must pay the remaining money to the bondholders? 

Sadly, PKA couldn't do much of the thing, but the only logical thing is to bring the other big fishes into the net. Of course the figures include Chan Kong Choy, Tiong King Sing and some several UMNO men behind it as well. Then that will mean that Malaysia is living by Superman's statement. But now OTK is grounded, so does Superman at this time!

Do You Notice Something?

First: Najib on leave until 10 August

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will go on leave overseas from today until Aug 10, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.
The two-paragraph statement said that throughout the period, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin would perform the duties of the prime minister.

Second: VIP guest - Ling Liong Sik charged in court over two cheating counts in PKFZ

FULL REPORT PUTRAJAYA: Former transport minister and MCA president Dr Ling Liong Sik has been charged in connection with the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal. The 67-year-old medical doctor-turned-politician arrived at the Kajang Sessions Court, located here, at 4.45pm and appeared calm when swarmed by press photographers.

Clad in a striped shirt, he was accompanied by his wife Ena and two sons.

He pleaded not guilty to two charges under Sections 417 and 418 of the Penal Code for cheating. If found guilty, Ling could face a jail term.

Sessions Court Judge Suzana Hussin then set bail at RM1 million and mention was fixed for Sept 3.

Ling, who requested time to post bail, was released on a personal bond. The former MCA president, who is being represented by counsel RR Sethu, would pay the amount at the Sessions Court tomorrow.

Asked if he was confident in fighting the case, he replied, "In the Palace of Justice you must feel confident."

Ling was charged under Section 418 for allegedly "misleading the Cabinet between Sept 25 and Nov 6, 2002 into agreeing to purchase 999.5 acres of land on Pulau Indah for a project that is now known as PKFZ, at a price of RM25psf on a deferred payment method for a 15-year period, at an interest rate of 7.5 percent". The cumulative interest paid would total RM720 million at the end of the repayment period.

He was also charged under Section 417 for the same offence.

'Accused withheld information'

According to the charge sheet, the Finance Ministry had already valued the land at RM25psf inclusive of compounded interest -- and this fact was withheld by the accused from the Cabinet.

Earlier, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail and three DPPs, including head of prosecution Tun Abdul Majid Hamzah, arrived at the court around 4pm but declined to speak to the scores of journalists camping there since morning after getting wind that a VIP would be charged.

Ling, a long-time Cabinet minister, was also a close associate of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He was elected MP for the Mata Kuching constituency in 1974. He successfully defended his position in 1978 and 1982. In 1986, he was elected as the MP for Labis and defended his seat in three subsequent general elections. The sixth MCA president helmed the party for 17 years until his retirement in 2003.

In 1986, he was appointed transport minister. Prior to that, he had held the position of parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Federal Territory, deputy information minister, deputy finance minister and deputy education minister.

Ling is the biggest name to be hauled up over the RM4.6 billion PKFZ scandal thus far.

The PKFZ project, a brainchild of the MCA-nominee headed Port Klang Authority, was initiated by Ling when he was the transport minister in 1999.

Late last year, former PKA general manager OC Phang and three others were charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and cheating by making false claims.

The PKFZ is located on a 405-hectare site in Pulau Indah near West Port, Port Klang. It comprises 256 hectares of open space for factories/warehouses, 512 light industrial lots and 500,000 sq ft of office space for rent, a 135-room hotel and an exhibition centre.

The Public Accounts Committee had investigated the project and had recommended that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and police investigate former transport minister Chan Kong Choy and Phang for CBT.

Both Ling and Chan are accused of having played a role in the ballooning cost of the project, including giving out letters of support to help finance the project.

Business and politics

Ling's tenure as the MCA president was also riddled with trouble following a leadership tussle involving his then deputy Lim Ah Lek. Supporters of the two are still fighting it out to take control of the party.

His political life was also tainted with accusations that he had used his position and connections, especially through his protege Soh Chee Wen, to help his son Hee Leong in the corporate world.

Hee Leong was said to have embarked on corporate acquisitions exceeding RM1.2 billion in a matter of months at the age of 27, with the help of his father and Soh.

Subsequent investigations against Ling was dropped as he was said to have the protection of Mahathir at that time.

However, Soh was made to pay the price for the corporate raids, resulting in a fallout between Ling and the former.

Political pundits at that time speculated that Soh was targeted as he was seen to be close to Mahathir's foe Anwar Ibrahim.

Soh, in an interview with Malaysiakini in 2002, said that he was asked by Ling for protection against the ACA (Anti-Corruption Agency) investigations.

"He asked me to assist him in not implicating him in the ACA investigations and to omit stating both Ling and his wife's roles and the benefits derived by them from the previous deals... in hindsight, I regret my doing so," he had said in the interview.
Someone was asking me prior to this earlier in the evening of the rumor mill of some VIP going to be in court in where most reporters have been camping since this afternoon. But the only question I was wondering was was there something behind this? Ling gets charged in court at the same time that Najib goes for a leave? The timing was giving me something to fathom about. To divert attention that Najib has nothing to do with this?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Proses Pembodohan Melayu In Work

UMNO Baru is in the lifeline now. The party is facing the problem of being sunk 22 years in the making. To this end, they would resort to all avenues to stop people's power as what PR is trying to push for. This means of ensuring Anwar goes to jail for sodomy, PAS breaking up and joining them over Malay unity and having their tools (media, apparatus and so forth) to exaggerate over PKR.

However, not many people are aware that they are being made into believe false lies perpetrated by the party they claim to defend the Malays, barking up "Hidup Melayu" or "Ketuanan Melayu" but actually got their lands, which is rightfully themselves robbed by barons from that party. They would also say that the Malays are eroding as the Chinese is getting more and more dominant in Malaysia. The Katak king would be one of those who would say that.

This is pure bullshit. There is no such thing happening. Only obscurantism and to spook people?

Don't believe me? Why not you read this piece by a Malay? Or see this piece that could tell you of the upcoming stupidity activity?

It may cost $15 million, but Selangor is taking care to make sure people are not going to fall stupid by United Malays National Organization. Even the royals would have to be taken care of that.

Another 50 More Years? Get Real!

The ISA is one of the few laws in the country that has been in the age of over 50 years. Sedition Act is already past 60 years. And so, on the August 1, ISA is already 50 years old. An interesting thing to learn is that though it is our ex-colonial master, the English that was responsible of introducing it back then, the sedition act was already repealed. This is because that as times goes, there are things that no longer fit in the current society that it has to go. This also demonstrates their maturity to adjust to as the time goes on.
Sadly, not in Malaysia. Unfortunately, there are still many laws that are refused to be repealed, the first two for example. The reason that the leadership has put up to say of the need to have those old laws is simply illogical. In fact, the ulterior motive is to keep the present power, mob mentality, race politics based power rolling and rolling on, as if they are the only party that can run Malaysia.

But people have already started to be aware of the laws in Malaysia, its application in today's context and able to judge for themselves whether it is still relevant or not. But we have immature leaders and those who have narrow minds that makes the call. Ask for a repeal in ISA or sedition, they will say no way, we still need it. Ask for minimum wage that every country starts to implement, they will say cannot?

You have immature, narrow thinking leaders, or those who think repealing it is a threat against their power.

Who do you think they are?

Civilized and liberal minded people want the ISA to be replaced with something new and better than that. It seems that from last year's experience, the gomen is unwilling to do so. Amendments, is still unacceptable to some quarters. So they intend to send a clear repeat message to Najib and his cousin Hishamuddin. If you find it that 50 years is enough and you don't want the same thing for the next 50 years or so, you know you have to do something drastic and not blindly stick to the same old thing forever, don't you?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

To Anuar Shaari From The Three Lawyers: BULLSHIT

A press conference was held by the three lawyers involved with PI Bala in London as to answer to Anuar Shaari's demand to come clean over funding (NST - 23 July 2010) . Unfortunately, Anuar never came to the press conference as to hear the answers, and it gives the impression of cowardice.

The red comments below is the summary of what is told by the three lawyers (Manjeet, Americk and Amarjit) in response to the NST article:

KUALA LUMPUR: His allegations and demands may have never been entertained by his "target" but that is not stopping former Parti Keadilan Rakyat secretary-general Anuar Shaari.
Anuar said he was determined to push ahead with his campaign until he gets an answer from PKR de facto leader and his former boss, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"All I want is an explanation from Anwar ... nothing more than that. What is so hard in explaining the truth?"

Having called about 10 press conferences, Anuar convened another yesterday saying that that Anwar was "desperate" to regain the support of his former friend-turned foe, Datuk S. Nallakaruppan.

Anuar, a former private secretary to Anwar when the latter was in the cabinet, claimed that Manjeet Singh Dhillon, a lawyer, had repeatedly approached Nallakaruppan to get him to return to PKR.

Nallakaruppan, who was Kepong PKR chairman, resigned from PKR in 2007, claiming the Indians were given less opportunities in the party.

"I am curious about Manjeet's role here. He doesn't seem to be giving up on fighting on Anwar's behalf." 

-- According to Manjeet, there was no such thing as Anwar telling him that he was desperate to have Nalla back in the fold. The statement there was not true. It's just the matter of Amarjit getting two friends together, personally, non-political matter. It was in this matter that Manjeet says that Anuar is mislead and doesn't have the complete facts. Anuar is shooting in his own foot.

Anuar said Manjit and two others -- Amarjit Singh and Americk Singh -- who are private investigator P. Balasubramaniam's lawyers had accompanied him to Paris in order for the police there to record his statement.

-- Only Manjeet went with Bala to Paris. Amarjit and Americk were with Bala in London only.

Anuar said the question on everyone's mind was how did Balasubramaniam fund his stay in London and afford the fees of his prominent lawyers.

"We all know that he does not even have the means to support himself in London, so where does he get the money to pay his lawyers?" 

-- Americk refuted that the legal services were offered to Bala are entirely pro-bono. FOC. Manjeet and Amarjit came in to provide additional help.  Bala self-funded the entire trip. Before the 11th hour cancellation by the MACC, the agreement is that the MACC would foot the bill for Bala's accommodation, expenses and etc.. Bala's money is from the balance of the $750K money that was paid from Deepak Jaikishan. The additional money was chipped in by good Samaritans in UK including Raja Petra. One Ben Singh, offered Bala a stay in an apartment there. 

He said there was speculation that Anwar had funded the lawyers on Balasubramaniam's behalf and urged the lawyers to declare their salary and assets to the Inland Revenue Board so that they could prove that they had no links with Anwar.

"If they refuse, then they will continue to be linked to Anwar and it will raise questions about the money," he said, adding that the Inland Revenue Board should thoroughly investigate their finances. 

-- It is clearly stated that Anwar Ibrahim has no part in funding the lawyers. These guys are self-sufficient, funded their own expenses. Americk is on post-paid studies, so no earnings in the last 15 months, Manjeet is on pro-bono services, and Amarjit is on having available resources. IRB is welcome to ask and check to satisfy their curiosity.

Anuar later told the New Straits Times he was not bent on settling a score with Anwar.

"I represent the voices of the people who want to know the truth, period. There are many, including PKR members, who want to hear it from the horse's mouth.

"So, why can't Anwar once and for all provide the much needed explanation so that everybody will be satisfied," said Anuar.

Asked how he felt about Anwar not responding to any of his claims, Anuar said: "No, I am not frustrated that he has opted to remain silent.

"I am just giving him an opportunity to clarify and he should make use of the opportunity to answer to the people." 

-- Anwar is never involved in this. I deliberately asked whether if Anuar is paid lip-service by someone to speak like that, and 'yes.' Obviously Anuar is acting like a dog / machai for someone - his political masters. Who is the voices of the people that Anuar is really representing? 

Asked how long he would continue with his crusade, Anuar said: "I will carry on as long as there are issues which need clarification and answers."

-- Manjeet went to hit back on Anuar. Anuar is being misled, shooting on his own foot and running in his own mouth without backing up in his claims. In other words, the three lawyers are telling Anuar that he's talking bullshit.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Young Don't Even Give A Damn About This!

(AFP) - Muslims must not wear the famous Manchester United red jersey because of the "devil" emblem on its team crest, Malaysian clerics said today.
Manchester United and the rest of the English Premier League are massively popular in Muslim-majority Malaysia and the rest of the Asian region, but conservative religious scholars said the jersey is un-Islamic.

Also off limits are the shirts of teams including Brazil, Portugal, Barcelona, Serbia and Norway, all of which carry images of the cross on their team emblems.

"This is very dangerous. As a Muslim, we should not worship the symbols of other religions or the devils," Nooh Gadot, a top Islamic cleric from Johor, said.

"It will erode our belief in Islam. There is no reason why we as Muslims should wear such jerseys, either for sports or fashion reasons," said Nooh, an adviser to the Johor religious council.

"Even if it (the jersey) is a gift, we should decline it. It is even more sinful when people realise this is wrong and still buy these jerseys to wear," he added.

Nooh said there was no "fatwa", or religious edict, against the shirts but that one was not needed when it was clearly wrong for Muslims to don such a garment.

"These Muslims should repent, repent immediately," he said.

Another leading cleric, Harussani Zakaria, a cleric from Perak, agreed that devils should be shunned, not celebrated.

"Yes of course in Islam we don't allow people to wear this sort of thing," he said. "Devils are our enemies, why would you put their picture on you and wear it? You are only promoting the devil."

Malaysia is a generally moderate Islamic country, but conservative clerics have issued controversial edicts in the past including a ban on the ancient practice of yoga, which is criticised for including Hindu religious elements. - Read here

(AFP) - MANCHESTER United's fans in Malaysia erupted in astonishment and anger on social media on Thursday after clerics warned Muslims against wearing the team's famous jersey with its 'devil' emblem.
Manchester United and the rest of the English Premier League are hugely popular in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where conservative religious leaders said the jersey was un-Islamic and should be banned.
Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook were flooded with comments from fans in the South-east Asian nation.
'Maybe the religious leaders are just fans of Liverpool?' quipped one supporter on Twitter.
'Why this become an issue after Manchester United has won the title for 11 times? They haven't been watching the matches all this while?' said Sharifah Shahidah, a die-hard Manchester United fan of two-decades standing.
'What am I gonna do with all my Man Utd jerseys? And my sons' jerseys?' Ms Sharifah, a Muslim mother of two and an IT programmer, asked on her Twitter account. 'Should I cover the emblem with a picture of flower?'
Malaysian clerics said on Wednesday that Muslims must not wear the iconic red jersey because devils should be shunned, not celebrated, and urged those who had worn the garment to 'repent immediately'. - Read Here.
Youngsters nowadays favor trendy fashion. They love football. Their favorite teams are those in Europe like Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and so forth. They wear their jerseys to show their support to their favorite team. And that is why this mufti from Johor deserves a whack in the head. This guy doesn't even know human psychology. Harussani is also another cleric that his conservative views that not many people like and instead despises. 

The young nowadays don't really give a damn about the long preaching that makes them yawn. They savor the period where they yearn for freedom before age takes toll over what they wish to do. They don't like things imposed by old men that would put brakes into what they desire. They don't like things that conflict their interests. This is the human nature at the young age. It is part of the circle of life. When we all reach old age like leaders, we would do the same thing to the younger generation, in which they in turn will hate us.

In other words, we youngsters would want to enjoy things that we can do before old age overtakes us. With this current trend and age, nobody would be willing to stick back to the feudal age and listen to the croons of the feudal age. If they are given the choice of listening to lectures or going to rock concerts, they would definitely choose the latter. In fact, at this point of time, there is no country for old men like leaders who have lost sense of direction of leading the country or giving things that are nonsensical nowadays. 

And that is why people like Rais, Harussani, Ayah Dafi  (Ismail Sabri) and previously like Zam gets whacked by youngsters everywhere particularly on online avenues like Twitter and Facebook. They want to be cool, old men! If you want to change Malaysia into a better place, you should know your job as a citizen and what to do. No need for me to rant again like an old man.

To move man, is a careful project. Too light and he would go at his own whim. Too much and he would turn against you.

I guess these two people are getting backlashes and headaches by now.

Paying More Lobby Money Than Mahathir

Mahathir paid just a few million to see Bush via disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff but Najib pays 10 fold more than him to APCO - that's a fee for an a yearly contract - same amount for another year's contract.

And according to Malaysiakini,  Najib paid $15K USD to get Quinn, Gillespie and Associates to help him appear in an editorial article. It's splashing a lot of money for him to appear once. But when I watched the Connector of the Day segment (CNN's) that featured Anwar Ibrahim, I noticed that CNN made a strong response to the dongoo by the name of Shafie Apdal that they never got any payment or so to have Anwar to appear on the show. They instead met them and interviewed them. 

Can Perkasa, having hit John Malott back for being branded a militant go and hit that anchorman Max Foster for interviewing Anwar? I am still scratching my head. Why there are still hardcore people who call Anwar an American agent don't even realize that their own leaders are actually the other way round? Why hit the other side when you don't even know that you yourself are doing it?

Stop Jibing. Quit and Contest In Elections!

The spat between Guan Eng and the SDO officer continues today with both sides trade jibes while one side, being represented by Sidek Hassan and another by state government. State government says he should have cooperate with other state department, while those who come in defense of Nik Ali said that SDOs can be fired and only the federal government has the prerogative of doing so. But in the end, Nik Ali himself has appeared at the wrong place to jibe at Guan Eng: UMNO press conference.

These things share the same thing in common, which is that these people used the wrong platforms to say out. By doing so, it implies one thing that the person is not doing his proper role as an impartial civil servant of the government, appointed in the King's name. Instead it portrays the person to be in this capacity but acting under UMNO. In simple plain phrase, it implies that these people are more or less UMNO machais. Nik Ali appeared at an UMNO press conference, Harussani appears to be speaking on behalf of UMNO, salesman for sale of unity talks, Abdul Rahman Hashim calling in police blocking PR assemblymen and as according to what Nizar said in a constitution forum, Rahman was sabotaging the then PR government.

True, as what Kit Siang and Karpal agreed, there are civil servants that violated the General Order by behaving or acting in the matter of the interest of the political masters instead for the government of the day. There is a clear line between a political party and being in the government of the day. And true, these people should be suspended from their jobs. Look at Selangor. Some people are complaining that despite PR running the show, there have been sabotaging efforts from civil servants who are still showing their factionalism in favor of the previous Khir Toyo's administration. Some said that they had to go through UMNO man for contract approvals. Little Napoleons.

If some would share the same idea as I do, I would suggest one thing. Quit your posts and contest as an UMNO candidate in the upcoming general elections. Well, they are now acting like a party man, they should go and walk the talk. Tell UMNO straight in the face to give a shot to contest in a state / parliamentary seat in the next general elections. Show them that you are a worth piece of village hero. Since Harussani is talking big about Malay race and religion unity, why not contest in a Parliamentary seat in the next GE in a parliamentary seat? How about the other few, why not fight?

Monday, July 19, 2010


I am bit saddened to hear Dalilah's passing this morning. The last I met was at the hospital where she was doing the treatment for her cancer nearly two years ago. The picture that I shot was in August 2008.

I remembered meeting her a few times, particularly one during lunch with Galadriel. 

This is an excerpt from her last entry:

Alhamdulillah, the preparation for the Umrah trip is slowly in order. Alhamdulillah I will be accompanied by my darling hubby MH in the trip. I am taking this opportunity to seek forgiveness from all of you for the wrongdoings I have done. Maybe my tone of writing is not to your liking. Maybe my way of giving nasihat and reminder is not fancied by you. Maybe my way of expressing me thoughts and experiences is not in your favour.

Let's hope this is not the final entry. Should it be, I hope it becomes an avenue that people seek for some good guidance, InsyaAllah.

God bless you all.

I have seen a few people suffering like this, the very last things that I would see from a dying person. My grandparents from both sides were among the four. The first time I saw was back in 1991, as a little boy where my grandaunt was lying in hospital days before dying. But when I came across such text like that above or the get-well card text that my nephew Nicholas wrote for my grandfather I get a feeling that a person is likely near the end of a life.

I felt a bit moody today. Too many things to contemplate about, schedules, I'd put this up as well.

Some of us will miss meeting Dalilah, I remembered those with them, like Mob, Kerp, Galadriel, the Samad sisters, Daphne,...well sort of. RIP.

Getting Up And Fighting The Right Thing

This is not like in peninsular Malaysia. It has become a public knowledge that Taib Mahmud has amassed a big fortune overseas in form of property worth of billions. Such buzz of that subject on cyberspace has given the sense of irritation to the state government that there was a media gag on the subject. As to add more pressure to that, there were numerous reports of mismanagement reported to the Anti-Corruption Commission. Of course, I doubt they will solve the entire case in an acceptable period of solving.

There is a report that four state dailies have already started to defy the directive, and in line to what state PKR chief Baru Bian called the gag as a revealing the act of the guilty man that is Taib Mahmud. Of course why the only four is because the rest are either pro-Gerombolan or those who are owned by tycoons that fear of permit renewal problems so forth.

But what the four did has set the tone that people should do, which is fighting to do the right thing! Why keep quiet like our major presses who kowtow to the PM's office over the taboo phase 'barang naik'. Of course, the gag is sure to reveal who's the guilty man after all, yes? Show some balls, won't you guys?

The Real Statement By Bigots

In the last few days, the Malay dailies have been publishing news of Malays facing threat of being overtaken by General election 13 if they are not together. This is clearly reflected in repeate calls by Muhyiddin, UMNO and the presses to have join unity talks with PAS. But PAS has clearly stated that they are not going to enter into any unity talks.

A few examples from what the Malay press reported is enough to tell of the problems and the narrow mindset that these bigots have. You have a mufti that talks shit like this and this clearly shows that Harussani Zakaria doesn't seem to fit in the job description as a proper mufti and instead should contest in the elections instead, if this shows that he's a BN machai in that case.

What they reveal tells us that UMNO is actually crumbling, with infighting by several factions and divisions. It is a thinly-veiled cover up of saying UMNO Baru is sinking down to the mire.

The statements above can be summed to one thing. These parties are telling the Malays that they are protecting their race - defenders of the Malays from the enemies. But who are their enemies? That is the important question we must know. The answer is simple. They imply that the Chinese, Indians and the minority races in Malaysia are their enemies - clear example is to scare the shit out of their people is telling them that they are losing their share of the economic pie and the bulk is controlled by the Chinese. 

There has been an illogical lamentation that there are liberal-minded Malays and those who are not aligned with the UMNO's mindset and direction of the race. This simply implies of a shut up and listen mould that they wish to imprint on their own people. This is tantamount to forcing their thing on people against their will, having the narrow mindset as inside the shell. But what they don't know is that there are types of people like this can serve to enlightened the people are still stuck in the woods on the real truth that is happening out in the world.

You can kiss goodbye to Malaysia aiming to become a high-income nation if the leaders still intend to stick to such feudalistic mindset. Thanks to Perkasa and Ketuanan Melayu, we see price hike and all the problems we face in the nation. Thanks to people who are still being hoodwinked by their false promises, the nation's progress is going backwards instead of going forward. The people will have to take the fact that 2011/2012 is the last chance they face. After that no more second chances.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gagged Phrase and Herd Cows Running

I call it as a gagged phrase or a taboo phrase if you would. Malaysiakini reported of a "confession" by an editor that there was a directive of not using the gagged phrase called "Barang Naik". If there's one person from the PM's office that directly said so, it would the PM's press secretary, who else?

Look, what the gag order means is to cheat the people, and to bluff to say that it's just the adjustment. Does the adjustment means, now ride motorcycles to work, drink half a cup of tea for breakfast and so forth? Does this means that you tell people to do it, whereas you people who rule do the other way round, with our money in your disposal? If that is merely as a measure for anger control, think again, unless there are dickheads who would blindly believe into something, even if that is wrong.

There will be a day where editors will have to make the tough choice of choosing either one, show the truth or let the rot run over you. Not yet, but when we're treading the fine line between life and death, then that's where the tough call will come in.

Obviously, when the gag order comes in, the editors have no choice but to do as they are told. Can you imagine that as akin to a herd of cows running in one direction across the field, when there's dust and hoofs from one direction? I do like this Jerai MP, who was describing the gag order as to create cows out from editors and people. There's a better word than cows - zombies.

Kaki bodek, whatever, and there's the reaction a yes-man reaction from people like Husni, Shahrir and some NGO people. But little do they know is that the sinister agenda behind it is that do you know who is really selling Malaysia's dignity out? If BN calls people as traitors to Malaysia for standing up for something that  should be right, then what about that statement? We already have an answer already in the form of subsidy reductions. The economic hitmen is stinging on us, people!

Friday, July 16, 2010

See, 5-in-1 Price Hike, We're Sheaples!!!!

The subsidiary cut is the first since Idris Jala's warning of Malaysia going bankrupt within the next 10 years or so. The cut on sugar was due to the fact, that Robert Kuok is no longer the Sugar King and the monopoly has been inherited over by Syed Mokhtar Bulkhary. And of course, things would run different when a captain replaces a captain of the ship.

Apart from having to repeat what is to be expecting from tomorrow onwards, first I anticipate people would say how come the cut comes out in the sudden instead of giving a period of one week to settle down and start with it? What time did the news came in? Read it and you be the judge.

However, what we don't know from this matter is that we are sheaples. Sheep sheparded into the trap by the ruling party. In fact there has been a plan from the beginning to have everyone moved into using RON 95 petrol. RON 97, since then has hardly been used. And when all are moved towards the net, the trap is sprung, - ala price hike, and no one can escape from it.

A shame that most of us don't even know of such sinister agenda that is in hand. Nations were told in a summit, (hidden hand controlled by entities ala Illuminati) that the price of oil has to gone up, it has to be raised, subsidies cut and well, people had to fork out more than usual. People still don't know that this is the idea of an economic hitmen who would con nations of money and to cheat people out of it. And government falls for it.

I have been trying to tell people from late 2007 that they have made the wrong choice of picking the MOB group  (gerombolan). There were electorate posters / banners from the opposition, that I've seen that said, nak turun minyak, but it seems many people are still not willing to get the idea of switching another party, and still keep the same thing running on for 53 years and counting!

Ubah Gaya Hidup? Huh..get real, it's making things more worst. In fact, this slogan Ubah Gaya Hidup is actually putting people into sheaples. Look at what the slogan has done to an average Joe. Time to reduce APs and reduce car prices if everyone wants to buy a car. Time to revalue the exchange rate to be 30 percent cheaper. What more? And yes, bring down the mob.

I once scolded an old woman online last time for picking the wrong candidate in the Hulu Selangor by-election and like I said, I felt one time being right because even you pick that candidate, this is what is happening in the long run, we all paid the price for making the wrong choice. So, please wake up for now you should realize that everyone has been cheated by false promises.Yes, it's a double-edge sword manuever that the Najib administration is moving, at the expense of facing the wrath of people.

I still once remembered what Pete said back in Brickfields before the GE.

Orang India ada Hindraf - Indians look at the present time.
Malays worry of overdraft  - Malays tend to look at the past.
Chinese worry of bankdraft - The Chinese would look more ahead into the future.

Let's do one more thing - see whether if such statements come out tomorrow:

1. Sugar / Oil / Petrol is not good for health.- Already sugar is mentioned in the Pemandu press statement
2. It's more expensive in other countries than here. - A cliche, likely?
3. We still give subsidy, we still monitor prices, we'll make sure the prices are right..

Say, I am starting to feel that it's nonsense.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Match Between Two Village Champions, Village Champion vs World Champion

So, it has been established that in UMNO, the major proponents of the Najib's 1Malaysia concept are Khairy, Hisham, Nazri and maybe a few. Whereas those who are mostly Mahathir's men are not very familiar or against it, and it is shown that Muhyiddin is not very keen on going with the tune, albeit in some occasions, there was a reluctance of advocating his boss' 1Malaysia show.

What is pretty amusing now is mainly two things: the shout match between Nazri and Ibrahim Ali (one of the self-declared Jaguh Kampung) . Ibrahim calls Nazri to leave as the minister if BN wants to win good in the next GE, while Nazri whacks Katak because UMNO should be seen as in association with a group that shows its radicalism like Perkasa.

I am more interested in bird's eye view, with two groups within the mob exchanging verbal accusations over one another, each trying to show themselves who's the better. A friend of mine did relate a story of how boys in the village would sometimes do that among a group as to determine who's the real village champion. In the political arena like this as well, we do see this kind of style and politicians behavior happening. This also goes into the policy-making process.

Today, many see Jaguh Kampung not as a man from village becoming more successful in two arenas, local and international. Instead, it sees one in , one out, as what Daim said recently. Local success, failure in the overseas. That is what is happening to some people seeing our leaders what are. The recent man to be seen as a failure overseas is Shafie Apdal. 

The CNN vs Utusan is a example of world champion vs jaguh kampung, with Utusan being whacked the worst. Whatever Shafie and Rais accused CNN and Anwar is somewhat getting to the low point of bullshitting the people about Anwar. Consider if someone goes and whacks a man from CNN like Jon Klein and was proven wrong, what will happen? Just embarassment.

Just look at some of the comments made about CNN vs Utusan in Malaysiakini. Haprak betul gerombolan ini!

Habib RAK: The leaders of Umno and the media associated with Umno have lost all credibility. The public does not believe anything said by them anymore. They have reached the level of "the boy who cried wolf". Now, with CNN coming out to deny the 'Anwar paid CNN' report, this further reinforces the public's view.

Abil: CNN is the world's foremost and most reliable news channel. To accuse it of getting kickbacks from Anwar is most insulting to CNN. This is akin to saying that CNN can be bought and all its newsmakers are paying to do interviews with CNN.

CNN should sue Utusan Malaysia by insinuating that it is corrupt to the extent that it takes money from Anwar for its programme.

True, the stooges from the mob are foaming in their mouths, talking bullshit. So much for Village Champions.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What If The Truth, Branded As A Lie is The Naked Truth?

PUTRAJAYA: The Government has decided to set up a committee to stop the dissemination of false news, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said if lies were allowed to be disseminated, those doing it would think what they did was right.

“All this while, the Government did not take any stern action.

“However, if this is allowed to carry on, the people would continue to be cheated,” he told reporters after chairing the ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting here.

He said that besides himself, other committee members were Infor­mation, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.

“At the committee’s first meeting three days ago, we decided to set up a high-level task force comprising senior officers from enforcement agencies under the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The Committee also discussed several related issues including the definition for fallacious news,” he said, adding that the media would be provided with a com­prehensive set of guidelines to ensure they didn’t run afoul of the law. - The Star

There was a saying, "History is written by the victor." Or consider another saying,  "the more people believe in the lie, the more the lie becomes the truth." But how do we know that what they claimed to be a lie is actually the truth? It's the events that speak for themselves.

I could see that as is to give only a one lopsided view of the event. Because of the strict monopoly of the media coupled by Mahathir's PPA act 1984, people are given one side of the story. But even with that thing on, there are a few ways to see government responses. 

Does this whole thing mean that their version, that is believed to be not entirely accurate to be their definitive version and nothing else? What if other parties see it as the same as I do and start saying that it's not right?

What if the truth, being branded as a lie is actually the naked truth? How can we know whether the statement above is correct or not?


1. You tell the people that you have documents to say that this party has commited an act against standards, backed up with letters from those involved in the middle of the process. The party says no and choose to whack you. Later, the people found out that the party does thing they deny. What would that be?

2. You say that they do these thing and they keep quiet, with nary a reply or they evade the question when asked. What does that tell you?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

WAR: Why Can't We Be Friends?

What's the problem of not being a friend of someone?

This is the problem that UMNO sees when someone tries to befriend their enemy. This kind of mindset is driving them up to the wall and like crazy. I am worry that nobody there would be interested in listening to my friend Aspan's summary of the problem, and getting more obsessed with RPK over nothing.

I felt comfortable whenever I meet Pete even if it's two hours of food and drinking. Big amount of food, he remarked, during the eve of New Year 2009.

Here's a song to fit the bill and it's a compliment to Aspan's writing.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I don't know why people, mostly from Barisan Nasional are so obsesssed with RPK and of course talked about collusion, extradition until whatever I hear about those things from major newspapers has become more or less a propaganda in nature rather than real journalism.

So I just put up this song from Mariah Carey (from Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel) as to show how obsessed our government is against one man who reveals the naked truth behind the veil.

The AES System in Malaysia part 2 (last)

System Gets Stalling, Risks of Protests and Backlash

I was very sure that the AES that is to be implemented will get stalled and it was proven true but primarily because of two main factors. The main factor was the system strongly balked about by various consumer groups and even FOMCA over concerns of privacy invasion, potential misused, other facilities and factors that were not taken into account and of course the system could be flawed.

Several days ago, a company called Tess Capital was reported to be disappointed of being sidelined over the $700 million contract in favor of two companies. Tess Capital has in fact lodged a report to the MACC over the fact that the Police, RTD and the Ministry has already decided two companies in mind, with the system using foreign technology in favor of the local home-grown technology that Tess Capital claimed to be using.

According to the company, their system's accuracy, home-grown was far more accurate and less than its well brand-known rivals like Redflex, and GMBH. An engineer who was attached to the company observed from the live demo that whatever happened was selective and subjective.

Of course there has been calls for the tender contract to be reviewed, including one by Nurul Izzah but as what the new Transport minister Kong Cho Ha said, "two companies were awarded the contracts". As what it was revealed, the two were Beta Tegap and Commercial Circle Sdn Bhd. But then, despite the so called open tender, there was a bias selection, as what the Tess Capital claimed to be. 

There was a talk previously about the AES which was to be done by Web Power Sdn Bhd. At this time, there has been no connection or link between Beta Tegap, Commercial Circle and Web Power, but they share the same theme, foreign technology. The police computerisation project, in which Anwar Ibrahim previously mentioned in the Israeli defense forces in PDRM is somewhat connected and pointed to Web Power. In turn, Web Power, through its connections with Musa Hassan, is linked to figures like Tengku Goh, BK Tan, etc..
Obviously, the implementation of the system is currently on hold pending the approval of amendments of the Road Transport Act. Not good. FOMCA, CASSA and other NGOs related are opposed to the current proposals and it seems from Cho Ha's statement, the government is likely to ignore the ramblings and complaints of the public in favor of this. Of course, there's the complaint of a biased selection system. Better local technology snubbed over foreign technology that is flawed.

As mentioned previously in part 1, there is a sinister agenda of implementing this system, which is of course, part of Big Brother mechanism, and of course leads to privacy invasion. Secondly, depending on who is given the contract to install RFID chips in the license plates, the government of the day is standing to earn kickbacks from the exuberant costs of installing. (Note: it was mentioned by a critic that GLCS / cronies stand to earn at least 40% more from the extra charge, whereas you can change a damaged plate for at least RM 40.)

Yes of course, I do agree that CASSA and the other consumer groups should go and fight the current proposals because drivers are the one that stands to lose in the end, at long run if the amendments would go ahead without people knowing it. And right now, with a report lodged by the supposed winning contractor to the MACC, expect the system to be stalled until both sides have finished with their respective dues with the government. CASSA did say of possible public backlash over this, but I felt that the backlash should be around now rather than starting after the system has been implemented. If that is the case, that's where they should regret for not doing it earlier or on time.

Unfortunately this thing, except for Kong's interview will never make light in major newspapers simply because objecting to this system is somewhat deemed a potential embarrassment for law enforcement agencies and those involved in the money making of the system.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jangan Percaya! Don't Believe Him..Kah Kah Kah!!!!

(Bernama) PEKAN, July 4 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he leaves it to the authorities to take action against blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin. 

The prime minister said the people should not believe the claims made by the blogger who has fled the country to London.

“If Raja Petra is funded by the opposition, it means that his statements are politically-motivated. We should weigh them carefully and not merely accepting them,” he told reporters after opening the Pekan Umno meeting here today.

He was asked to comment on the statement by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz yesterday that the government had proofs that Raja Petra was funded by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

This morning, I was in a pretty sarcastic mood before work stress kicked in from late morning onwards until 8 p.m, today, I got up very early and I couldn't go back to bed - that was at around 3 a.m and reading that thing has given me a feel good that what was written could be a truth behind the text. Although it doesn't really mentioned directly about Altantuya but instead smacks at Pete, but by from reputation and having relished the chance to meet him a few times before his exile, I can say that whatever is written is hot, is from the trench.

No UMNO-owned media would usually dare to publish such revelations - and backed by leaked letters for the fear of witchhunt by Cousin Hisham's ministry and making those who walk the corridors of power running helter skelter over that thing. Those secrets were supposed to be hush hush and no public person would know that, except for insiders.

If Ustaz Mongolia says "Jangan percaya", then Pete hits back, "Then who do we trust?" And to add more chastisement to Najib, Khairy added another dose of hurt - why didn't the police act on Pete? If you remember back then, there seems to be a split between Musa Hassan's faction and the Ramli Yusuff's faction - which could be still on then. But the question of why by Khairy can be answered in form of Zaid's response.

Sarcastically, I must say that whoever from Yong Soo Heong-led news agency - National News Agency, no more no less - that wrote that piece above has done the people an accidental good service: which is that Najib has shot himself on the foot with that statement.

And the statement interestingly reveals something that we should know by now: what was claimed to be a denial on Altantuya was actually wrong and there is such thing as an affair. And since those things including the coverage of RPK in London all points to Altantuya at the very end, it seems that there the First couple, particularly Bik Mama, are getting restless as the day grows by - they were really involved.

And I was smiling to myself that whole morning.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The AES System In Malaysia part 1

Part 1 - The Ulterior Motives

One of the most talked about subjects at this time and in the last one year or so is the implementation of the upcoming Automated Enforcement System in Malaysia. Obviously, it is hoped that the automated system will eliminate the need of having police personnel monitoring the heavy-usage roads / roads that are identified as frequent accident zones as well as improving enforcement that cannot be done by manual means.

However, despite the purpose of usage, I noticed that there are more cons, in the sense of ulterior motives that are behind the intention of using this. I've read a good piece from this link detailing about the problems if the enforcement system goes ahead. CASSA has already stated its protest  onto that.

There are some ulterior motives we can identify from this matter:

1. Every vehicle is required to switch license plates to the plates containing the RFID chips embedded into it. The concept is very similar to our very own passports. The chips are linked to the scanner readers that AES cameras will read whenever a vehicle goes underneath the scanning radius of an AES camera. The camera will pick data to determine whether the vehicle is committing a road offence or not. However, the cost of replacing license plates is depending on who is the supplier and contractor. If the contractor is a somewhat Class-F contractor, expect the cost of upgrading to be much pricier than replacing it at any motor shop if required to be done in a PUSPAKOM place.

Cost would be the poser: Suppose doing in any motor shop costs RM 80 including workmanship, could it be that the cost of doing it by official lines could be RM150? This means we're making a close to a two fold profit. From what I understood, a critic said sometime last week the purchasing price of a equipment, project etc.. was at least 40% more than a buying the same piece of equipment of same quality. Could it be hidden costs that were added as to say give additional kickbacks to cronies?

Some of us do know that the amount of national reserves in our country is still at a precarious, dangerous and low level. There might not be enough left in the coffers. With the football betting license pulled back, the government is desperately looking for other means besides all forms of taxes duties as source of income. What more can be than having hidden costs that could be possibly a way to solve this?

2. My most important concern is that if this technology is being misused and abused, this technology could be turned into the worst weapon - privacy invasion. Obviously this system will raise concerns from privacy movements and in the worst case scenario, whatever you do, while not in the car, the system could become the eyes and ears of those in corridors of power, and thus it could violate the basic human rights freedom that a citizen is entitled to. Since that the AES system could be used based on Israeli-based technology, not the homegrown technology that a bidder has submitted to the police force, there is also a possibility that it can be used by other countries to spy on other countries.
3. I do believe in conspiracy theories, including those entities / secret cabals are using technology like this to control the population. This is obviously connected to the previous point. But this would be the ultimate goal of the new world order there. The concept of Big Brother is always being around there, but the problem right now is that our government leaders either do not know that there has been external penetration from outside forces or they do know but deliberately do that to save their asses.

4. In order for the enforcement system to be implemented several changes had to be made to the enforcement act, with the proposals drew flak from every people. The main fault in the proposed changes is that the policymakers didn't take human psychology into account. Answers to common questions like why cars are parked illegally, why people speed at times, was there something that necessitate them to commit a road offence and etc.. This is not the only time where such case happens. This also happens in the proposed amendment of the Copyright Act that Ayah Dafi was proposing.

True, I have to agree of Say No To AES. But I heard that the system implementation could be postponed due to legal wrangling.

To be continued...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

There...Paul The Octopus Got It Right Again!

Paul the Octopus also got it right again, and with 15 minutes to go, Germany is leading 3-0 against Argentina. Looks like South America is likely to represented by Uruguay alone or with Paraguay, provided if Paraguay wins against Spain.

Holland is bouncing back again, aiming to win since they last reach the finals in 1978 and Spain is aiming to add that title to the 2008 European Championships that they won.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chastising Zahrain

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to investigate the individual involved in sponsoring private investigator P. Balasubramaniam in London.

Independent MP for Bayan Baru Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, in making the call, said he was convinced that an individual was sponsoring Balasubramaniam's stay in the United Kingdom because he knew that the private investigator could not afford to stay there without financial assistance.

"I urge the MACC to investigate who is the sponsor. Furthermore, I know it's not possible that Bala can afford to stay in London for months without a sponsor," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here Wednesday. The Star - 30 June 2010

Well, people are chastising him. Maybe he gets the monetary freedom in exchange of staying out of PKR, as some people alleged. Some said that he left because he's not happy of getting the golf rights in Bukit Jambul, while some said that he had money problems to pay for his children's education in the UK. Note that the exchange rate there costs more, since it's close to 5 per pound at that time.

What Zaid written there was from the description, that was sometime around early October, during the time of the Bagan Pinang by-election. True, this is all I've heard about. And it's a pretty good sarcastic thing at Zahrain where it's just staying there by coincidence, while the remark implies of not liking someone to stay at the same place and the same roof.

I've read some comments on other people who would whack Zahrain over this. A few of them really and they don't really gave a damn of his moaning. As what many said, the guy's pretty pathethic.


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