Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Deputy PM Muhyiddin Yassin is AFRAID to be a MALAYSIAN

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Muhyiddin Yassin

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, however, said as far as he is concerned it is Malay FIRST.

The Umno deputy president said if he called himself Malaysian first, he would be shunned by his own race.

"How can I say I'm Malaysian first and Malay second?” he asked. “All the Malays would shun me... and it's not proper.”

Earlier today, Lim said Muhyiddin should resign if he is not prepared to declare that in accordance with 1Malaysia goal, he is Malaysian first and Malay second.

However, DAP MP Lim Kit Siang, who declared himself Malaysian first and Chinese second.e.

The three acid tests for Muhyiddin were:
  1. Whether he agrees to the establishment of an opposition-headed Parliamentary Select Committee on 1Malaysia;

  2. Is he prepared to declare that the basis of 1Malaysia is 'ketuanan rakyat' and not 'ketuanan Melayu'; and

  3. Is he prepared to endorse the objective of 1Malaysia as defined by the 1Malaysia Government Transformation Programme (GTP) Roadmap to create a nation where every Malaysian perceives himself or herself as Malaysian first, and by race, religion or region second.

  4. Whether he is prepared to declare that the basis of the Malaysian Constitution is ketuanan rakyat and not ketuanan Melayu?
Lim Kit Siang said,
“Muhyiddin must be a very desperate politician that he had to make such a baseless charge, as I had refuted the allegation that I opposed Article 153 of the Constitution.

Isn’t Muhyiddin’s refusal to make such a declaration the best proof that he does not fully support Najib’s 1Malaysia concept?”

Sunday, 28 March 2010

MCA and UMNO : One Led by a President with a Sex-Scandal and Other by a President Engulfed in an Unresolved Murder Scandal


UMNO President's Najib Razak 's Man (Chua Soi Lek) in the MCA Driver's Seat

Under the NEW leadership, MCA will most likely CEASE to function as a 'pressure group' making all sorts of demands, which have irked Umno.

During Ong Tee Keat's tenure, an Umno leader said, MCA behaved more like an opposition within BN, asking for MORE places in public universities for Chinese students, a GREATER QUOTA with regards to scholarships and the Public Service Department and so forth.
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-Zainal Epi

"Well, it's time to say goodbye to the PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone) scandal. It will be buried forever, no more witch hunting and those big fishes will no longer have to live in fear again."
- Malaysiakini reader

The NEW MCA Leadership
Which UMNO Wants Badly
as their Chinese Lapdogs in BN

umno lap dogs



chua soi lek(28 March 2010)Dr Chua Soi Lek has clinched the MCA presidency, securing 901 of 2,315 votes cast, making him the ninth MCA president.
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On 1 January, 2008, Dr Chua Soi Lek, the Health Minister and MCA vice-president admitted to be the person captured on a videotape while engaging in sexual acts with a woman friend.

Chua Soi Lek who preached the virtues of fidelity in fighting HIV/AIDS, resigned a day after admitting that he was the man featured in two DVDs containing one hundred minutes of video footage.

Chua, a former doctor who is married with three children, initially refused to resign after saying he had apologised to the Malaysian prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, and his family.Read here for more


najib altantuya(June 2007):A Mongolian witness said in court today that murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu had been photographed having a meal with a Malaysian government official named Najib Razak.

Burmaa Oyunchimeg , also known as Amy, told the Shah Alam High Court that Altantuya had shown her the photo when she returned from a trip to France.

It is believed that the government official in the photograph is Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who has close ties with political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda.The latter has been charged with abetting the murder of Altantuya, 28.
Karpal permission.

Lawyer Karpal Singh then proceeded to ask Burmaa on what was depicted in the photograph.

“She (Altantuya) was having a meal with Razak (Baginda), a Malaysian government official and other people,” she replied. Karpal then asked her on the identity of the government official, and she replied: “I remember the name Najib Razak, they had the same name. I thought they were brothers. I asked her (Altantuya) if they were brothers.”Read here for more


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  • I am glad, so very glad that Chua Soi Lek won the presidency. So Umno, remember the saying 'Those who stay in glass houses should not throw stones'? How can you continuously accuse Anwar of having unnatural sex when the leader of your component party has done the same thing? If Prime Minister Najib Razak accommodates a person tainted with adulterous and unnatural sex behaviour (though not sodomy), then it goes to show that the case against Anwar is nothing more than a political persecution.

  • If the majority of MCA members want it that way, who can say no? Let them be, and the results confirmed what type of people MCA members are. I am not at all interested in what they are. To me, they are only relevant to Umno, not to the rakyat. This also confirmed MCA can neither be reformed or changed, just like its big brother.

  • : MCA has decided loud and clear. The delegates have voted against reform and for low moral values. Now it is time for Malaysians to take MCA out of politics for good. We shall vote every MCA candidate out in the next election.

  • The PM himself is tainted with all sorts of scandals and he remains PM, therefore why not CSL. In other words, you ain't see nothing yet.

  • MCA has lost all credibility. Like Umno, both its top leaders are very tainted when compared to Anwar Ibrahim and the obvious choice of the rakyat will be Pakatan and Anwar. We'll see in the Hulu Selangor by-elections what the result will be. The rakyat will deliver the verdict.

  • The election of Chua as MCA president against the wishes of the Chinese community confirms how out of sync the party is with the community. Bad for MCA, good for Pakatan
  • Well, it's time to say goodbye to the PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone) scandal. It will be buried forever, no more witch hunting and those big fishes will no longer have to live in fear again.

  • This is the worst possible result for MCA and the best for Pakatan. Chua's moral values will once again be under scrutiny. The MCA delegates completely ignored the popular opinion of the rakyat and the party will certainly pay a price for that.

  • What an opportune period for Chew Mei Fun to make life hell for the 'porno star'. All of Malaysia, half of MCA and probably the rest of the world will have a gala time ridiculing Chua, MCA and BN. MCA delegates finally pressed the self destruct button.

  • I suggest Tee Keat should follow the foot steps of former MCA vice-president Chua Jui Meng and join PKR for the sake of coming out from the shackles of BN. The non-voting delegates will definitely vote you in as PKR MP should you stand for the 13th general elections. Your loss this time around could be a blessing in disguise. Good luck to the new captain and crew of the imminent sinking ship.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

PRO-UMNO PAS President Hadi Awang Prevented Anwar's Plan to Form Govt on 16 September 2008

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Who Spoilt Anwar's Plan on September 16, 2008
to Take-Over Putrajaya


PAS President Hadi Awang DERAILED Anwar's Sept 16, 2008 Plan to Take Putrajaya


Zefry Dahalan

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang played an instrumental role in derailing Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's plan to take over the federal government on Sept 16, 2008.

This startling revelation comes from a pro-PAS blogger, popularly known as 'Tulang Besi', who wanted the PAS president to apologise to all opposition supporters.

According to Tulang Besi, who operates the 'Malaysia Waves' blog, Hadi was unhappy with the high number of non-Malay MPs from Barisan Nasional in the defection plan.

“When Anwar presented the 30 MPs from Sabah and Sarawak, Hadi realised that the number of non-Malays outnumbered that of the Malays,” he said.

Hadi, he added, was not satisfied with just Muslim MPs, but wanted Malay-Muslim representatives.

In view of this, Tulang Besi said the PAS leader disagreed with Anwar's proposal to form a Pakatan Rakyat government without a Malay-Muslim majority.

Tulang Besi also published excerpts from an interview with Islamic website Ummahonline, where Hadi had stressed on the importance of having a Malay-Muslim majority, saying: “Being Muslim alone is not enough.”

The blogger critcised the PAS president for resorting to racial politics, despite his party championing the Islamic cause.

In order to placate Hadi, Tulang Besi said Anwar had offered the prime minister post to a 'Mr X' who would bring in more Malay-Muslim MPs.

He added,
“By then it was too late. Pak Lah (former premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) had already announced that he would resign, so the 'mood' to defect (was no longer there) and BN had used other tactics (to prevent) defections during the time wasted (haggling over the Malay-Muslim issue).

The PAS president conspired in ensuring that the Sept 16 takeover plan collapsed by giving shallow excuses.”
Tulang Besi claimed that Hadi and the pro-Umno faction in PAS did not want Pakatan to form government.

Political observers pointed out that this revelation would further erode PAS' popularity among the non-Malays while Hadi would be seen as being NO different than Umno leaders, who play the race card.

It would also lend a devastating blow to the 'PAS for all' slogan, they added.

PAS' spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has also consistently urged political parties NOT to operate along racial lines.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

American Politics: HE FINALLY DID IT!!

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A jubilant President Obama signed the health care bill into law today, calling its massive expansion of insurance coverage "reforms that generations of Americans have fought for and marched for and hungered to see."

"Today, after almost a century of trying -- today, after over a year of debate -- today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America," Obama said at a White House ceremony packed with ecstatic supporters.

The law expands health insurance coverage for some 32 million Americans, in part by preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to people who are sick or have pre-existing conditions.

The new law provides subsidies for some Americans to purchase insurance.

While some aspects of the bill won't go into effect for years, Obama stressed that a "host of desperately needed reforms will take effect right away, this year,"Â particularly the restrictions on insurance companies.

He also spoke of specific individuals who inspired his push for health care -- including his mother, "who argued with insurance companies, even as she battled cancer in her final days."

Obama signed the bill in the East Room, before a crowd that included all 219 House members who voted for final passage of the bill on Sunday. Also in attendance: Vicki Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., a long-time proponent of a national health care plan.

Later this morning, Obama delivers another health care speech to supporters gathered at the Interior Department.

The president used and handed out 20 ceremonial pens during the signing ceremony that had a party-like atmosphere. Before the president's remarks, smiling members of Democrats snapped pictures of each other some posing in front of the presidential podium.

Before the signing, members shouted out an Obama campaign chant: "Fired up! Ready to Go! Fired up! Ready to Go!"

"Mr. President, I think we've got a happy room here," said Vice President Joe Biden in introducing Obama.

The president and his aides now must sell the plan to Americans who are skeptical of the health care plan. The effort includes a speech Thursday in Iowa City, Iowa.

The president soon moves to the Interior Department to speak before a bunch of supporters.

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., is calling for repeal of the bill. He said the right approach would be allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, and restricting jury awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. "Government bureaucrats will now dictate the terms of our health care system," DeMint wrote in an op-ed for USA TODAY.

Obama expressed confidence in the bill, saying "the overheated rhetoric" of the health care debate will be overtaken by "the reality of reform." He added that the changes in the law must be put in place carefully.

"We need to get this right," Obama said.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Awang Selamat, Kau Ni Orang Melayu Yang Bodoh dan Biadab


"... Kalaulah saya Sultan Selangor, tentu terguris hati saya dengan sindiran yang biadab dan bodoh ini.

Kalau benar anak jantan, tanyalah kepada orang seperti Mahathir Mohamad, Muhyuddin Yassin dan Najib Razak mengapa Melayu masih ketinggalan, mengapa tanah rezab Melayu makin berkurangan, mengapa jurang di antara Melayu kaya dan Melayu miskin bertambah besar? Salah siapa?

Untuk pengetahuan Awang, biarlah dijelaskan di sini bahawa yang menghakis kedudukan Melayu ialah golongan Melayu atasan UMNO kerana merekalah yang memerintah. Tak ada kumpulan lain pun yang mentadbir negara ini kecuali mereka, sejak merdeka dahulu.

Masalah Melayu dan bumiputra bukan kerana Melayu/ bumiputra tidak ada hak atau keistimewaan Melayu dicabar. Soal hak tak timbul.

Masalah sebenar ialah orang Melayu selama ini telah mengharapkan pagar tapi pagar itu pula yang telah makan padi.

Sampai hari ini pagar itu masih tak berhenti-henti makan padi milik orang Melayu. Itulah punca kemunduran Melayu sabenar.

Tak kan lah ini pun tak faham..."

-Zaid Ibrahim


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Awang Selamat marah benar.

Kepada orang Melayu yang tidak mahu bersekongkol dengan Ibrahim Ali dan Mahathir Mohamad dalam mesyuarat agung pertama Perkasa pada Sabtu ini, Awang yang kerdil itu berkata:
Usahlah menjadi Melayu di tanah air ini, jika kita terlalu takut dan mengikut telunjuk pihak yang sedang pun menghakis kedudukan Melayu”.
Kalaulah saya Sultan Selangor, tentu terguris hati saya dengan sindiran yang biadab dan bodoh ini.

Awang naik berang kerana menurutnya, Perkasa patut di sanjung dan disokong kerana begitu lantang mempertahankan kedaulatan institusi Raja-Raja Melayu yang dikatakan sedang dihina.

Yang anehnya sejak bila pula institusi Raja-Raja Melayu kita dihina? Saya belum terbaca atau mendengar mana-mana pihak yang mencabar institusi Raja.

Kalau pun Karpal Singh itu dikatakan mencabarnya, bukankah kes itu belum lagi selesai? Itu pun kes perundangan. Kenapa Awang, Ibrahim Ali dan Mahathir tak sabar-sabar hinggakan perlu memanggil 10,000 orang Melayu berhimpun.

Kalau setakat nak beri orang ramai makan percuma dalam dewan yang empok, 20,000 orang pun boleh dicari. Tetapi Melayu sekarang tidaklah sebodoh yang difikirkan oleh Awang.

Lebih baik Awang bagi contoh-contoh siapa dan apa yang mencabar Raja-Raja kita? Saya sangka orang akhbar ini bijak dan pintar, dan kenyataan pun biasanya berasas dan ada minat ke arah mencari kebenaran. Itu sepatutnya menjadi kriteria utama wartawan cemerlang.

Awang juga mendakwa kepentingan Melayu diasak begitu hebat selepas pilihanraya umum 2008 dan hanya Perkasa yang mempertahankan hak orang Melayu.


Bila UMNO dan Barisan Nasional hilang banyak kerusi, maka itu bererti menghina Melayu? Ini rupanya punca kemarahan Awang dan Utusan Malaysia. Sebenarnya, iyu bukan menghina Melayu, cuma rakyat membuat pilihan mengikut selera mereka. Takkanlah kalah sikit, sudah nak marah. Itu gila kuasa namanya. Bagaimana nak ada demokrasi macam itu.

Awang perlu sedar banyak juga orang Melayu yang mengundi Pakatan Rakyat? Bukan setakat pilihanraya umum 2008, malah dalam banyak pilihanraya kecil selepas itu pun orang Melayu memilih Pakatan Rakyat.

Malah lebih ramai yang mengundi Pakatan daripada UMNO. Jadi Melayu mana yang Awang wakili?

Untuk pengetahuan Awang, biarlah dijelaskan di sini bahawa yang menghakis kedudukan Melayu ialah golongan Melayu atasan UMNO kerana merekalah yang memerintah. Tak ada kumpulan lain pun yang mentadbir negara ini kecuali mereka, sejak merdeka dahulu.

Jika Awang kata kedudukan Melayu terhakis, maka kumpulan Melayu atasan inilah yang bertanggungjawab sepenuhnya. Tapi Awang berani kutuk Pakatan saja.

Awang kecut perut dan takut nak berdepan dengan “political masters” dia.

Kalau benar anak jantan, tanyalah kepada orang seperti Mahathir Mohamad, Muhyuddin Yassin dan Najib Razak mengapa Melayu masih ketinggalan, mengapa tanah rezab Melayu makin berkurangan, mengapa jurang di antara Melayu kaya dan Melayu miskin bertambah besar?

Salah siapa?

Masalah Melayu dan bumiputra bukan kerana Melayu/ bumiputra tidak ada hak atau keistimewaan Melayu dicabar. Soal hak tak timbul.

Masalah sebenar ialah orang Melayu selama ini telah mengharapkan pagar tapi pagar itu pula yang telah makan padi.

Sampai hari ini pagar itu masih tak berhenti-henti makan padi milik orang Melayu. Itulah punca kemunduran Melayu sabenar.

Tak kan lah ini pun tak faham.
-Zaid Ibrahim

Friday, 12 March 2010

Malaysia, a Federation under the UMNO-Led Govt ?? What Rubbish !!!

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A federation in name only


Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

(Remarks made at CONVERSATIONS ON THE CONSTITUTION:“Federal–State Relations: Should states be given more power?” sponsored by the Constitutional Law Committee, Bar Council of Malaysia.)

Malaysia was formed in 1963, when the eleven states of the previous Malayan Federation came together with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore to create the Federation of Malaysia.

Federalism is a system of government in which legislative power is divided between a central or federal legislature and a number of state legislatures. Both levels of government derive their authority from a written Constitution.

Unlike in a unitary state, sovereignty in a federal state is decentralized. Thus the rights of citizens are secured at two levels, federal and state. In Malaysia, Federation was a way to accommodate the different histories and pre-existing sovereignty of the member states of the Federation.

Federalism is a way of dividing and sharing power. In the system envisaged in our Constitution, this division and sharing of power is part of a system of checks and balances meant to protect the rights and freedoms of our citizens. The separation of powers between the judiciary, the legislature and the executive are part of that complex interlocking system.

People often remark at how complex this country is, made up as we are of a patchwork of ethnicities and religions. But we are also complex in our political history. The nine sultanates of peninsular Malaysia, did not suddenly acquire their sovereignty upon the Federation Agreement of 1948.

Instead it is by their voluntary coming together in that agreement that the federal authority was created. Federal sovereignty and authority, although wider than that of the member states, is derived from the prior sovereignty of the states. In the nine sultanates of the peninsula, for example, we had sovereign states before we had a federation, and before the various forms of colonial rule.

The Federation derives it powers by the voluntary and binding agreement of the states, not the other way around. This conviction was well tested in the way the Malayan Union proposal was rejected.

Thus we had an auspicious start as a country, because our political arrangement guaranteed our rights within a system that reflected and protected our cultural and historical diversity. Federalism provides for the right measure of local autonomy. Decision-making, particularly about the allocation of resources, could be made in a way that more closely reflected the interests of people on the ground, that is to say, more efficiently.

This system did was not born overnight. The sovereignty of our member states is hundreds of years old. Our Constitution was established on an 800 year old tradition of constitutional law. These are solid foundations for constitutional democracy. If Malaya were not already a Federation, Sabah and Sarawak would not have come together with us to form Malaysia in 1963. Federation is the only political basis on which Malaysia is a viable political venture.

In present company these facts must seem so well-established that I hope you will forgive me if I come across as stating the obvious. Today we find ourselves in the position of having to state and re-state foundational truths about our country.

As a country we have come unmoored from our foundations in constitutionalism and federalism. We are now, for most intents and purposes, a federation in name only. The central government hands out allocations that belong by right to the states as if these were gifts from on high. State governments are starved of resources, particularly if they are governed by the Opposition. How has this happened?

We have undergone two and a half decades in which, while hard infrastructure has sprung up everywhere, the deep infrastructure of the constitution has suffered great damage. Our federal arrangements provide for a fine balance between state and federal powers which provide multiple levels of assurance for the rights of citizens. That balance has been removed as power has been concentrated in the federal government. Within the federal government that power has come to be centralized in the executive. In the executive, that power is concentrated in the hands of the Prime Minister

This forum addresses the question “should states be given more power?” , but really what needs to be done is to restore the constitutional rights of the states first.

The constitutional rights of the states are clearly violated in the way petroleum profits are being distributed and managed.

The federal government says Kelantan and Terengganu have no right to the “cash payments” agreed between the states and Petronas. These denials have been published in the newspapers and are repeated by official representatives of the government. The full implications of their denial are not trivial. The Federal government’s authority over these resources, as in all other things, is an authority derived from the original sovereignty of the states.

By the Federation Agreement of 1948, the states of the Malayan peninsula came voluntarily into a federation and created a common federal government. As part of that agreement, the Federal government had jurisdiction over waters beyond 3 nautical miles. The states had jurisdiction within 3 nautical miles. Oil had not been discovered in Malaya at the time. Had it been found, however, anything within 3 nautical miles would have belonged in its entirety to the state, and anything beyond that to the federal government.

In 1974, we formed Petronas as a common trust between the federal and state governments for all petroleum found anywhere in Malaysia, onshore or offshore.

We did this by persuading the states governments, one by one, to vest their entire rights and claims to petroleum, onshore or offshore, in perpetuity to Petronas. The federal government did the same.

By design, this obliterated any considerations of whether the oil was found within or beyond 3 or 12 nautical miles. So long as Malaysia had any share in the oil, the profits would be divided between the federal government and the relevant state government according to a simple formula: five percent to each.

That series of vestings was secured through deeds signed according to the Petroleum Development Act. As the founding chairman of Petronas I signed these deeds with each chief minister and with the federal government.

The federal government’s refusal to pay Kelantan, and it’s arbitrary treatment of Terengganu’s oil money – on and off according to whether the state was in Opposition hands—is in violation of a solemn contract, sealed in an Act of Parliament, between the State governments and Petronas.

The federal government is reneging on a contract and in contempt of Parliament. Its attitude to these oil payments is transparently based on one criterion: those states whose legislatures are not controlled by Barisan Nasional are denied payment. This practice punishes citizens for their choice of state government. This is an attack on the right of the people to choose their own government within our system of parliamentary democracy. Oil payments are just one form of selective denial of funds to the states.

Putrajaya behaves as if we are a unitary state and not a federation. Ironically we have become in practice the Malayan Union which an earlier generation resisted and defeated. The autonomy of the states, their rights to development and to the husbandry of their own resources, and the proper role of the rulers and the way in which religion is governed in public life are displaced in favour of increasingly centralized and absolute power.

This is unconstitutional and must be resisted with just as much vigour as we resisted the Malayan Union.

Malaysia is not viable in the long run as a unitary state.

Monday, 8 March 2010

PERKASA: The Rise of the UMNO-Inspired Racist Bastards in Malaysia

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Satu Melayu Pariah

PERKASA says Chinese will take over the country in the next election


Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani in The Malaysian Insider

Malay nationalist group Perkasa warns that the Chinese community will use the next general election to take over the country.

Perkasa feels that the last general election weakened the Malays and empowered the Chinese community.

Dr Zubir Harun, director of Perkasa’ economic bureau, who was at the Malay Consultative Council’s (MPM) round-table discussion, said during his presentation that a divided Malay community will empower the other races.

According to delegates at the discussion and documents received by The Malaysian Insider, Perkasa wants the New Economic Policy (NEP) to be the “spirit” of the New Economic Model (NEM).

“Perkasa believes that disunity among the Malays has weakened Umno, causing the non-Malays to be more vocal in their demands. They say that the Chinese are also blackmailing the government to give in to their demands by threatening to vote for Pakatan Rakyat,” said one of the delegates.

Zubir also said that Perkasa is worried that the New Economic Model will have a Chinese agenda. He said,
The Chinese people feel that the next general election is the best opportunity for them to gain power in this country.

"...This is why Chinese NGOs, such as Ziong Dong and Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce, are using this chance to make demands of the government. If their demands are not met, then they will vote Pakatan Rakyat who are willing to give everything to the Chinese,” he elaborated in his presentation.

The Malays have “sacrificed” for the country by allowing “the immigrants” to live in Malaysia.

It must be reminded that the Malay people have sacrificed tremendously since independence with a quid pro quo policy... the Malay race have compromised by allowing foreigners into the country.

The Malays endured hundreds of years of colonization and the result is the migration of foreigners into the country. We were forced to accept this policy."
Zubir also slammed non-Malays and liberal Malays for wanting to rewrite the country’s Constitution and social contract.

Perkasa believes that the NEP is still relevant because it will help the Malay community to counter a market which is dominated by the Chinese.

The Malaysian Insider reported today that the government has decided to incorporate the proposed New Economic Model (NEM) into the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) in June, as fine-tuning and tweaks will go beyond its initial end-March launch.

It was learnt the delay came after feedback from various quarters prompted the government to rework its ideas and proposals that will turn Malaysia into a high-income nation based on innovation and creativity.

Among those with reservations about the NEM are the MPM which yesterday demanded it be based on the 1970s-era New Economic Policy (NEP) and should comply with Article 153 of the Federal Constitution that protect Malay and Bumiputera’s special position.


The economic agenda of MPM and Mukhriz’s mea culpa


"Sakmongkol AK47" (Dato' Mohd Ariff Sabri bin Hj Abdul Aziz )

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If someone were to ask me- what do you think of the round table discussion sponsored by the Malay Consultative Council (MCC) I will answer as follows. I did not attend that forum although I did get an invitation to go there.

I was gladly spared the preaching of Ibrahim Ali and the sleep inducing drone of Mukhriz Mahathir. I have read the statements of the gadfly from Pasir Mas- Ibrahim 'Stopa' Ali( he is also known as stopa among his local supporters) and also the bloody hazy but almost sounding meaningful noises from MUkhriz Mahathir.

I suddenly realised this. Between the posturing of Ibrahim Ali and his MCC and the clueless MUkhriz , the whole shebang about fearing or hoping for Malay economic salvation is just hot air and a blatant excuse for some special Malays to make more money. Yes sir- it's all just an excuse for some people to make money and to ensure the way to make money stays there in the NEM.

Ibrahim Ali can continue making money for championing Malay economic interests. He can build more bridges, have money to send people for Haj or Umrah, he can get more land from Menteri Besars etc.

People like MUkhriz Mahathir can also continue making more money fighting the imaginary dragons that are coming after the holy economic interests of the Puteras. If you look at his Fibre Optic business- his is probably the only Malay name of significance there and his brother's Kencana Petroleum or whatever, is just another Chinese moneyed company.

We are fooled people.

Allow me first to elaborate on what I think has become a standard operating procedure by UMNO people and their soul mates outside. Let's start by stating that Ibrahim Ali is UMNO in its worse form. Let's talk about the way they force things in their favour.

When a few churches were burnt to the ground, we didn't see any riotous response. There may be a number of reasons why that is so. Maybe its Christian teachings- I don't know which. Maybe, because PM Najib handled it the way he thinks is the best way- give money to burnt churches. We saw young Christians offering flowers to people in the streets, something strange in a Muslim dominated country.

We did not reach that calamitous level of church burnings, we can already see the different manner of reactions. Any hint at all of some impairment to the much worshipped concept of Malay dominance is likely to result in near mutinous reaction.

It has been a number of months, since PM Najib started dismantling some of what he thinks are impediments to greater competition. He has liberalised some subsectors in the service industry. In one of my articles, I have pointed out that these subsectors are of no consequence to Malay economic interests as Malay participation in those is very minimal to start with. As early as that time, Ibrahim Ali regarded that move as a challenge and threat to Malay economic interest. Inadvertently he was saying- PM Najib isn't Malay enough.

Even then, Malay groups were agitated. UMNO hawks are also seething over the abolishment of a Ministry which was tasked at looking at Malay economic interests. In effect, they were looking at the economic interests of special Bumputeras only. The abolishment of that ministry is therefore sacrilegious.

People like Ibrahim Ali responded the only way he knows best- carry out some form of riotous actions. Go to Penang, herd all those impoverished traders who were impoverished since Gerakan time with collusion from UMNO Penang. Demonstrate here and there. Create anarchy where possible. Cow the government into submission.

So UMNO some in a prized cattle or sow.

If we were to study the statements given by Ibrahim 'Stopa' Ali and the convoluted ideas of Mukhriz Mahathir, we wonder actually what the round table on the NEM is all about.

Ibrahim Ali is at least true to form- he wants the NEM to reflect the dominant and overriding interest of Malays. By Malays he meant the puteras in the Bumi. Hence article 153 should be read into every economic measure taken by the government.

But Mukhriz? We don't know what his message is. No the NEM does not sideline the NEP. Maybe the MPM is misunderstood.

Hello, Minister- the MPM is pressing for more intense affirmative strategies- something you should be criticizing unequivocally as they are rejecting the dismantling of the economy.

MUkhriz is more interested in not offending the MPM as they have a large Malay membership. MUkhriz was careful not to jeopardize a potential support base. So he does what a generic politician will do- hunt with the dogs and run with the hare.

Its time all Malays see the real agenda of the economic measures insisted upon by MPM and the new measures that are waiting to be announced. They are actually two sides of the same coin- the same coin representing an excuse for privileged Malays to make more money.
-"Sakmongkol AK47"

Sunday, 7 March 2010

MCA Crisis: Chua Soi Lek and Liow Tiong Lai are UMNO's Chinese Lap Dogs

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The leaders of the party's two key factions - deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek and vice-president Liow Tiong Lai - said i that they will not be attending the meeting.

The boycott by Chua and Liow came hot in the heels of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's decision to give the AGM a miss.

This leaves this Sunday's AGM to be a meeting of delegates aligned to embattled party president Ong.

Last night, Najib's press aide Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad confirmed that the prime minister will not officially launch the controversial AGM, which is to kick off on Sunday morning at the MCA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Najib's decision is the clearest indication yet that party chief Ong has lost the support of the Umno president.

In an apparent bit to crank up the pressure on MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, the party’s Youth chief Datuk Wee Ka Siong today blasted the decision to continue with tomorrow’s AGM, deeming it illegal.

Wee, in his boycott bid, had already succeeded in tainting his wing’s AGM this morning when the meeting couldn’t be held because the quorum was not met and said he would continue his offensive by abandoning tomorrow’s meet.

He also said the Wanita wing, which survived humiliation in its AGM after 350 delegates turned up, will not be attending Sunday’s AGM as well.

The wing is led by Wee’s ally, Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun who deserted today’s assembly together with her supporters.

Readers's Comments:

Read here in Malaysiakini

Ong Tee Keat (OTK) should defend his post. I cannot imagine MCA being led by a 'porn star', and two alleged corrupted guys. If those guys are leaders, they are easier to control by the powers-that-be.

Loyal Malaysian:
Come to think of it, OTK should defend his post. Even though he's expected to lose as he does not have the Umnoputras' blessings to contest, but it will show the puppet master's hand even more.

Lahore San: The mechanism for holding the post in the party is the election by the delegates. Nothing will change despite OTK's attempt to remove CSL (Chua Soi Lek) through his cohorts in the disciplinary committee.

The hypocrisy in him showed when he championed the issue of PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone). OTK himself is not clean and free from dirt when he accepted favours from the figure at the centre of the PKFZ storm, Tiong King Sing.

Now it is damage control, and he is getting a good dose humility from his advisors (although it is too little, too late). Those who did not agree with him were sacked and removed from their positions (mirroring his treatment of CSL) and his mending of fences has come too late. He ruled by the sword, he will die by it.

OTK doesn't have the support of Umno. He won't stand a chance to be re-elected as MCA president. Ong can do better to fight from outside BN. Join CJM (Chua Jui Meng) and you will be in the cabinet should Pakatan Rakyat take over Putrajaya. The rakyat are will Pakatan. We cannot accept a tainted leader in Najib Razak or CSL.

Abdul Rahman Lim: Unless MCA leaders stand firmly with their bold principles of championing the Chinese Malaysians and not bow to pressures of big bully Umno, they may never see light at the end of the tunnel.

Ong, if you're really sincere bout this 'MCA not depending on Umno crutches' thing, then do one last thing before you presumably bow out: reveal everything on PKFZ. Joe Public is well aware that there is more to it than meets the eye.

Ong Guan Sin:
Who says Umno has not opened its membership to non-Malays? It has, via its subsidiary called MCA. And many in the thousands joined by default without knowing it themselves. How sad is the state of MCA today.

Zulkifli Noordin Sacked: PKR's Cancer is Finally Removed

PKR Sacks Zulkifli Noordin

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PKR sacked its controversial Kulim-Bandar Bharu MP Zulkifli Noordin today in a move to rid the party of a lawmaker who has become a major liability for the Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

It has also urged the outspoken MP to vacate his parliamentary seat as he had won it under a PKR ticket in the March 2008 elections.

The decision was reached this evening when the party’s supreme council made a unanimous decision to endorse the recommendations made by the disciplinary board.

The meeting today was chaired by party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Her husband, Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the PKR de facto leader was also present along with deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali.

At a press conference following the supreme council meeting, party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said that the decision to sack Zulkifli was unanimous.

By sacking Zulkifli, the party has opted to cut off the wound which has been left festering for over a year.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said,
"The Board recommended the sacking on the basis that Zulkifli’s act of lodging a police report against fellow Pakatan Rakyat MP Khalid Samad and speaking out against the party in a TV interview had contravened with Article 27 of the party’s constitution.

Article 27 encompasses disciplinary matters involving following the orders of the party, defending the good name of the party as well as respecting the decisions made by the party. So this is the very basis of the decision to sack him.

However, in view of the severity of his actions, the board decided that this was the best punishment. All factors involving Zulkifli’s actions were taken into consideration and the board has also analysed the merits of his case.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that the principle of party above self should be placed first.

We acknowledge that by endorsing this sacking, it would mean the PKR has one less MP in the Parliament.

But if this is the price we have to pay to defend the party’s name as well as our over 500,000 members, then we are prepared to do it”

Saifuddin said that the council had also decided to appoint stand-in MPs at all the four parliamentary constituencies where it no longer had its MPs.

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Zulkifli Noordin's Sacking - Better Late Than Never


Terence Netto


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One of the longest running acts of political effrontery in Malaysian public life ended today when Zulkifli Noordin, PKR MP for Kulim Bandar Baru, was booted out of the party by its supreme council.

There must have been a huge sigh of relief among PKR members.

While it lasted, the BN must have enjoyed the spectacle of Zulkifli's brazen taunting of PKR to take action against him, and when it hesitated to do so, the harm that that did to its public image as a party of moderation and consensual wisdom on matters religious.

Until today, a constipated PKR appeared to find it next to impossible to give this affront to its principles and premises the sack after Zulkifli had first invited it to do so by the impudence of his disruptive behaviour at a Bar Council forum to discuss religious conversions in 2008.

At each demonstration of PKR's hesitation to act, Zulkifli added another frisson to his insouciance until his demand that the disciplinary panel sitting in overall judgment of him be entirely composed of Muslims when adjudicating his stand on the 'Allah' issue placed him beyond the beyond.

Sometimes the brazen seek proof of their freedom to disport by exercising a license to go too far, and as fear grows among enforcers, they double and redouble the stakes on the wheel of their impudence. In this way, they make their destruction inevitable.

PKR would have self-destructed if they had allowed Zulkifli's strange ride to continue unabated.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

UPDATED! Tindakan Katak dan Musang Berbulu Ayam: Mari Kita Mengadu Dalam Doa, Munajat dan Solat Hajat

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Ahli Parliman Bagan Serai, Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri
hari ini mengumumkan keluar dari PKR dan menjadi wakil rakyat Bebas.Pada pilihan raya umum 2008 lalu, Mohsin yang pertama kali bertanding mengalahkan Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin dari Umno dengan majoriti 3,413 undi.Parlimen Bagan Serai mempunyai 47,111 pengundi berdaftar.

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Penanti, Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin dan Ahli Parlimen Nibong Tebal dari PKR, Tan Tee Beng, juga keluar parti itu.

Bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor percaya jejak langkah ahli parlimen Bayan Baru, Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Hashim keluar PKR, akan diikuti oleh pemimpin lain parti tersebut.Read here for more

Doa Orang Yang diZalimi Terhadap Katak dan Musang Berbulu Ayam

Bila kita undi mana-mana calon dari Pakatan Rakyat (PR) dalam pilihan raya lalu, KITA undi DIA kerana KITA mahu perubahan.

Kita TIDAK undi DIA supaya DIA TIPU KITA, tidak kiralah sama ada melompat parti atau melompat pendirian dan prinsip serta pergi berkendak politik dalam gelap dengan Umno.

Harapan kita adalah kepercayaan kita kepada wakil rakyat yang turut kita berikan undi kepadanya.

Harapan kita adalah amanah kita kepada wakil rakyat yang turut kita berikan undi kepadanya.
  1. Kita TIDAK undi DIA supaya dia khianati kepercayaan kita.

  2. Kita TIDAK undi DIA supaya dia pecah amanah terhadap kita.

  3. Kita TIDAK undi DIA supaya dia tutoh kayu balak atau heret kayu balak dengan serban.

  4. Kita TIDAK undi supaya DIA tibai duit tauke walaupun dengan alasan untuk parti.

  5. Kita TIDAK undi dia supaya DIA melakukan apa jua kejahatan terhadap rakyat atau kejahatan sosial.

  6. Kita TIDAK undi DIA supaya dia menzalimi harapan kita.
Lantaran itulah saya sokong saranan supaya kita mengadu ke hadrat Allah Yang Maha Adil.

Kita mengadu dalam doa, munajat, solat hajat atau apa sahaja

Kita adukan kepada Allah buruk kelaku puak-puak yang buat kebun atas kepala rakyat yang mahukan perubahan itu, tidak kira yang melompat parti atau melompat pendirian.

Tidak kira katak atau musang berbulu ayam.

Kalau tak boleh buat doa, munajat atau solat hajat secara berjama'ah, kita buat sendiri-sendiri. Nak solat hajat dua raka'at bila pun boleh - tak kiralah sebelum Subh, sebelum atau selepas Zohor, sebelum 'Asr, selepas Maghrib, sebelum atau selepas 'Isya.

Tak buat banyak, satu hari sekali pun cukup. Tak boleh jadi dah. Tak larat dah nak dengar buruk kelaku pengkhianat-pengkhianat kepercayaan rakyat ni.
-"Penarik Beca"

Solat Hajat Dan Bacaan Yassin

18 Rabiulawal 1431H

Solat hajat dan bacaan Yassin akan diadakan khas untuk Ahli Parlimen Bagan Serai (yang khianat kepada PR) pada :

Tarikh :
4hb Mac, 2010 (Khamis malam Jumaat)

Waktu :
Selepas Solat Maghrib

Tempat :
Masjid Al-Athar, Masjid Tinggi

Gunung Semanggol

Semua dijemput hadir.


Mohsin hadapi solat hajat 7 hari 7 malam

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Ahli parlimen Bagan Serai, Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri diberi tempoh tujuh hari untuk mengosongkan kerusinya ataupun menghadapi tindakan dikenakan solat hajat supaya dihukum oleh Allah.

Ahli Majlis Syura Ulama PAS Ahmad Awang berkata pihaknya akan menganjurkan solat hajat selama tujuh hari tujuh malam supaya Mohsin diberikan hukuman setimpal kerana mengkhianati perjuangan.

“Kita beri tempoh tujuh hari supaya beliau letak jawatan. Jika tidak kita akan anjurkan solat hajat tujuh hari tujuh malam supaya Allah menghukumnya kerana khianat pada perjuangan. Bentuk hukuman tersebut, biarlah Allah sahaja yang menentukannya,” kata Ahmad yang juga pesuruhjaya PAS negeri Perak pada pilihan raya umum sebelum ini.

Bekas naib presiden PAS itu mengulas tindakan Mohsin yang keluar PKR dan menjadi wakil bebas dengan alasan tidak bersetuju dengan pendirian PKR berhubung isu kalimah Allah.

Pada sidang media bagi mengumumkan perkara itu semalam, Mohsin dilaporkan berkata, beliau telah membangkitkan perkara itu melalui saluran dalaman tetapi mendakwa ia tidak dihiraukan.

Ketika menghubungi Malaysiakini semalam, Ahmad berkata, tempoh tujuh hari yang diberikan kepada Mohsin untuk meletakkan jawatan sebagai wakil rakyat bermula semalam apabila pengumuman itu dibuat.

Ditanya sama ada program berkenaan akan dianjurkan oleh PAS negeri, Ahmad berkata ia anjurannya sendiri yang bertanggungjawab menerima Mohsin sebagai calon kawasan tersebut pada masa itu.

Bagaimanapun, tambah Ahmad, beliau juga mengajak pengundi kawasan itu, penyokong PAS sekitar kawasan parlimen berkenaan dan kira-kira seribu pelajar daripada sebuah pusat pengajian agama yang diasaskannya di Perak bagi menyertai solat tersebut.

Ahmad sebelum itu telah dua kali bertanding pada pilihan raya umum di kawasan parlimen tersebut pada 1999 dan 2004. Bagaimanapun beliau tewas kedua-dua kali di tangan calon BN.

Mengimbau semula detik-detik ketika Mohsin dipilih sebagai calon bagi Pakatan Rakyat, ketika itu Ahmad berkata, bukan sahaja pengundi, tetapi penyokong PAS juga tidak mengenalinya.

“Semua orang tanya siapa beliau,” kata Ahmad yang berkata pihaknya bertungkus lumus berusaha bagi memastikan Mohsin menang.

“Waktu berkempen itu, kita bawa dia, iring ke sana ke mari. Saya (sendiri) cakap pada pengundi-pengundi, kalau tuan-tuan undi Mohsin, samalah macam tuan-tuan undi saya,” katanya.

Ahmad juga dilihat menunjukkan keraguannya terhadap tindakan politik Mohsin tersebut yang menurutnya berlaku secara tiba-tiba.

Katanya, beliau difahamkan, ketika seorang aktivis PAS kawasan tersebut berhubung dengan Mohsin kelmarin, soal peletakan jawatannya tidak timbul langsung.

“Berdasarkan sidang media beliau, daripada cara dia baca kenyataan akhbar, dengan salah sebut beberapa kali, saya rasa itu bukan beliau yang buat,” kata Ahmad.

Sementara itu, kira-kira jam 10 pagi ini, sejumlah 200 orang berhimpun di depan pejabat Mohsin di Bagan Serai bagi mendesak wakil rakyat itu meletakkan jawatan segera.

UPDATED: If Zulkifli Noordin Does Not Quit, PKR Should SACK Him Immediately

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PKR’s disciplinary board will NOT bend to the will of Kulim-Bandar Bharu MP Zulkifli Noordin’s demand for an all-Muslim panel and is expected to deliberate on his hearing despite today’s walkout, party secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution said today. Saifuddin said this evening that there was nothing wrong or disrespectful with the decision to maintain the present panel members instead of replacing them with only Muslim members." We are trying him on his action of defying a party order, not about his stand. It is very different. That is why there is no need for there to be an all-Muslim panel,” said Saifuddin.Read here for more

We Say,

(Update) We commend the stand taken by PKR Sec. Gen Saifuddin Nasution to disregard the demand of Zulkifli Noordin.
Zulkifli's demand is insulting to non-Malays/ non-Muslims in the country and in PKR in particular. He treats non Malays in PKR with such disdain that his quick departure from PKR should be most welcomed by Malaysians of all races.

Zulkifli Noordin is NOT in a position to make demands on the PKR Leadership.

PKR is a multi-racial party. The issue facing Zulkifli is one of indiscipline, not religious.

We expect the PKR leadership not to be cowed by Zulkifli's threat to quit.

In fact, those who had voted for PKR would have desired Zulkilfi Noordin to be SACKED last year.

If he does not quit, he should be sacked from PKR.

Be rest assured, voters will make sure he will be a one-term MP.

Malaysians made a grievous error in voting Zulkifli Noordin into Parliament at the March 2008 election.

-Malaysian Unplug

Zulkilfi threatens to quit if non-Muslims hear his case

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PKR's controversial MP Zulkifli Nordin does NOT want non-Muslims to sit on the party's disciplinary board when his case is heard.

The Kulim Bandar-Bahru parliamentarian staged a walkout some 30 minutes after the meeting started at 3pm when the board refused to acquiesce to his demand.

Speaking to reporters later, Zulkifli said he will quit PKR if the panel is not changed by next Tuesday.

According to him, non-Muslims should not be judging him on this matter as it concerns Islam. Zulkifli was hauled up by the disciplinary board over his differing stand on the 'Allah' issue and open criticism of the party leadership.

"But I cannot bow down or recognise a non-Muslim panel which would try me on the issue of my faith," he added.

Zulkifli said he was shocked to learn that three of the four board members were non-Muslims. They are Goh Keat Peng, Chew Swee Yoke and T Kumar.

Stressing that his contention was premised upon a religious viewpoint, the MP explained that he was not questioning the integrity or credibility of the trio. Zulkifli also revealed that he had demanded for an all-Muslim panel via three letters, “but they refused and remained adamant that I be tried by non-Muslims".

"This is a big insult for Islam and Muslims. I am worried that it would give the perception that PKR does not care about the dignity or sensitivities of Islam, to the point that it is willing to field a Christian panel to try a Muslim over an issue related to Islam," he added.

Exposed!! The REAL Salehuddin Hashim

Read here for more in Malaysia-Today and HERE in Ipoh Mali Blog (in Bahasa Malaysia)


Salehuddin Hashim prides himself as a corporate player. The truth is he was never transparent and he will cheat at the slightest opportunity.

He is not honest and anybody who crosses his path will learn that his vindictiveness is pathological.

His close friends from MCKK who knew him well never want to be involved in any business with him. They don’t even trust a ringgit of their money with him.

His nickname is Chandran
because out of a hundred words he said, they only believed less than ten which is a tragedy for such a brilliant man whose verbal talent is indeed extraordinary.

The best job for a brilliant man with a twisted and conniving mind and with a pathologic vindictive nature is a dirty job.

Salehuddin would be a very dangerous candidate for any normal job as the MB of Selangor (Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) had read correctly.

-Yeop Kacak

The true Dato Sallehuddin Hashim

Was he (Salehuddin Hashim) a corporate player as he has been trying to portray himself?

Ask the shareholders of TMI (Turnaround Management Incorporated Sdn Bhd). They would NOT agree as he had saddled them with debts and empty promises and TMI is in bad shape. TMI should turnaround itself and its subsidiaries, Marang Resort and Furniture Village.

Datuk Salehuddin Hashim had conveniently picked decent and certainly not the least gullible of characters from his ex-school so that he can manipulate and exploit their good nature and intentions to his maximum advantage.

Mr. Amin Al Rashid (Class of 68), Mr. Abdullah Hamid. (class of 69) and Mr. Zaharuddin Alias (class of 70) and together with Salehuddin are all shareholders of TMI.

All have been cheated, abused, used and manipulated by Salehuddin whom they described as an ‘evil genius’ and someone who used his intelligence in the most negative and destructive way.

He prides himself as a corporate player. The truth is he was never transparent and he will cheat at the slightest opportunity.

He always boasts of his so-called success with Trenergy Berhad but he was only a front of a tycoon, who had initially recruited Mr. Zaharuddin Alias who then co-opted Salehuddin who eventually cheated all the shareholders and the tycoon.

Salehuddin had not only lied to his partners that he was paid less than half of the RM40 million by the tycoon, but Salehuddin did not pay the shareholders their dues and had also left the company’s debts unsettled – that’s the corporate player that he brags.

Salehuddin is a dangerous character because he says he is not scared of anyone. Salehuddin said, “Why should I when I am not even scared of God”.

He is not honest and anybody who crosses his path will learn that his vindictiveness is pathological. Worse, he is a gambler; he’s reported to have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in Las Vegas. This explains, despite the millions from the Trenergy deal, he has been a pauper for years. That’s why he desperately needs the job in Selangor and was turned down by the Menteri Besar who knows him better.

He is a clown, an actor and an entertainer. The people in the party say that he is hot-tempered. This is news to his ex-classmates. None of his ex-classmates will say that he is hot-tempered. It was purely acting on his part.

He was not sincerely fighting for the principles the party is fighting for. How can he be when he is rotten to the core?

His close friends from MCKK who knew him well never want to be involved in any business with him. They don’t even trust a ringgit of their money with him.

His nickname is Chandran because out of a hundred words he said, they only believed less than ten which is a tragedy for such a brilliant man whose verbal talent is indeed extraordinary.

The best job for a brilliant man with a twisted and conniving mind and with a pathologic vindictive nature is a dirty job.

He would be a very dangerous candidate for any normal job as the MB of Selangor had read correctly.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Updated! WHY They Quit PKR !

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Almost all the state councillors and members of parliament who resigned from PKR had met with the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor PRIOR to their exit. He said it was also well-known that these renegades had financial problems and were being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Speculation is rife that Prime Minister Najib Razak had given his cousin, Hamdan, a juicy Independent Power Plant contract so that they could finance the defections of at least ten Pakatan Rakyat federal lawmakers into the Umno-BN.

The man behind this ‘shopping spree’ to buy the opposition Members of Parliament is Hamdan, Najib’s cousin, who was given the Kudat IPP as the ‘cash cow’ to finance the shopping spree. The Kudat IPP comes with a ‘commission’ of RM50 million. And this RM50 million is to be used to pay off the opposition Members of Parliament as an inducement to cross over.

  1. Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri

    Bagan Serai member of Parliament Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri said he decided to leave PKR because he disagrees with the party's stand on the 'Allah' issue. PKR advocates that use of the word is not exclusive to Muslim.

    Mohsin said his faith in PKR and Pakatan Rakyat has eroded over the party's failure to restore its principles and the sovereignty of Islam as well as to defend the institutions of the monarchy and the judiciary.

    Mohsin, a first-term parliamentarian, beat Zainal Abidin Zin of Umno in the 12th general election by 3,413 votes in a constituency of 47,111 voters.

    Mohsin was accompanied by former PKR secretary-general Salehuddin Hashim at his press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning to announce his decision. Salehuddin had also appeared at the press conferences of the other two parliamentarians when they announced their resignations from PKR.

  2. Tan Tee Beng

    Tan (Tee Beng) from Penang was paid only RM2 million (by UMNO/BN) . It is not much but he has gambling debts up to his eyeballs and the loan sharks or along are camped outside his house so he has no choice but to accept this figure.

  3. Salehuddin Hashim

    There’s a misconception that the party received Salehuddin’s services for free. He agreed to accept RM9,000 a month remuneration, although earlier he requested for US$3,000 monthly. The sum was not paid by the party but by a supporter," according to Syed Husin Ali.

    Salehudin's anger towards the party leadership climaxed when his “application” to be CEO of Syarikat Perangsang, which carries a monthly emolument of more than RM50,000, was rejected.

    Salehuddin's recent anti-PKR stance could be due to the Selangor government's decision not to appoint him as chief executive of Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd. Kumpulan Perangsang, owned by Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd, is one of the biggest state-owned conglomerates with interests in infrastructure, utilities and properties.

    There is peculation that Salehuddin is masterminding an exodus from PKR, fueled further by his claims that at least 10 more are expected to quit soon.

  4. Zahrain Hashim

    Lim Guan Eng released details of how his administration over-ruled Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Hashim’s recommendation for the state-owned Bukit Jambul Country Club’s (BJCC) operations contract to be awarded to a RM2 company.The Penang chief minister said the state government decided instead to have an open tender for the contract, which was subsequently awarded to another, more experienced company.

    Zahrain is President of Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club, which is Penang State-owned. When Lim Guan Eng insisted on an open tender for the maintenance job (worth a total of RM3 million per year) and over rode his selection of his friend’s RM2 company, Zahrain’s fuse blew!

    His first reaction was to demand (together with Balik Pulau MP Yusmaidi Yusuff) that the Chief Minister’s post be rotated between DAP and PKRThe PDC board decided to award, via an open tender, the operations contract to a company which Lim said was worth more than RM40 million.The PDC board, rejected Zahrain’s recommendation that it should have been awarded to the RM2 company he had recommended.

  5. Fairus Khairuddin

    Fairuz was the great Malay hope in PKR, but he proceeded to embarrass his party and the Pakatan Rakyat coalition that was empowered by the opposition triumph in Penang.

    His inability to be punctual was the most troubling of his several defects. Nobody seemed to know for sure why he was often late. Initially, he was heard to offer the excuse that funerals kept him tied up but when it was suggested to him that a sympathy appearance was sufficient to satisfy bereaved constituents, he ran out of excuses.

    A lack of punctuality, the high turnover rate among aides hired to help him, underperformance at his state executive portfolios, and his maladroit handling of the ensuing discontent over his shoddy performance, all combined to undermine the image of PKR in the state government.

    His PKR colleagues in the state executive council, Malik and Law Choo Kiang, were deeply embarrassed by Fairus’ poor performance and were exposed to the resultant, albeit largely unspoken, derision of their DAP colleagues.

  6. Wee Choo Keong (rumored to be leaving Pakatan Rakyat soon)

    Wee Choo Keong’s problem is more complicating. It involves two mistresses and one who has just given birth and Umno has threatened to expose this scandal. He also has this RM35 million legal problem with Ambank and if this can be settled ‘out of court’ then Wee will certainly become another ‘independent’ Member of Parliament.
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Ahli Parlimen Bagan Serai Mohsin Fadzil Samsuri Banyak Hutang. Projek Banyak Gagal

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Parti KEADILAN Cabang Bagan Serai sudah lama menjangka akan berlakunya episod keluar parti oleh Ahli Parlimen Bagan Serai Mohsin Fadzil Samsuri setelah melihat reaksi beliau yang degil walaupun setelah ditegur berkali-kali mengenai sikapnya yang banyak membelakangi parti.

Melihat kepada prestasi beliau yang tidak memberangsangkan Ahli Parlimen kawasan itu, kepimpinan parti banyak memberi nasihat dan menegur berhubung sikapnya namun tiada perubahan positif yang ditunjukkannya.

Ketua Cabang PKR Bagan Serai Md Nasib Rahim berkata sikap Mohsin yang keras hati dan tidak boleh menerima teguran yang diberikan kepadanya jelas menunjukan bahawa beliau akan mengikut langkah Ahli Parlimen Bayan Lepas Datuk Seri Zahrin Hashim dan Ahli Parlimen Nibong Tebal Tan Tee Beng yang mengambil keputusan yang sama.

"Apa yang berlaku hari ini ibarat seperti anjing yang buruk kepala sudah dikutip orang dan dipinang oleh Umno dan Barisan Nasional. Beliau bukan sahaja mempunyai masalah disiplin, malah juga mempunyai masalah kewangan sehingga menyebabkan beberapa projek ternakan lembu dan kambing yang diusahakanya banyak terbengkalai," kata Nasib sewaktu ditemui dalam satu sidang media di Pusat Khidmat PKR Bagan Serai.

Tambah Nasib, disebabkan masalah kewangan dan kepentingan peribadinya Mohsin nekad meninggalkan parti yang telah menaikkan beliau sebagai Ahli Parlimen di kawasan itu.

Disoal mengenai bibit-bibit hubungan Mohsin dengan Umno dan BN, Nasib memberitahu Mohsin pernah bertemu dengan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi tanpa pengetahuan parti.

Namun beliau percaya perjumpaan ini berkemungkinan untuk urusan tawaran harga yang akan diberikan oleh BN sekiranya beliau keluar dari PKR.

"Saya mendesak dan mencabar ahli Parlimen yang khianat ini meletakkan semua jawatannya termasuk Ahli Parlimen bagi memberi ruang dan kuasa kepada rakyat memilih wakil rakyat yang betul-betul diperlukan dan dengan mengadakan semula pilihan raya dan beliau boleh melihat adakah beliau akan diterima lagi atau tidak oleh rakyat," tegas Nasib lagi.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, You are Ignorant of the Law !

Read here for more in Malaysiakini


It is so easy in this country to denounce a judge as a bad judge. THIS case is a classic example.

The judge (Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah) did NOT know the law on judicial bias while the rest of us ordinary people, who have been apprised of the law by this article, know what judicial bias means.

But only in THIS country can one find INCOMPETENT judges.

You don't find mediocre judges in Singapore or elsewhere in a common law country. It is not possible to fault a Singaporean judge for incompetence because he knows the law.

The moral of this unsavoury episode is this:
If you appoint MEDIOCRE lawyers to the Bench you will get SUBSTANDARD judges.
From what we have experienced so far from the Perak takeover cases, the quality of most of our judges is suspect.

In the meantime what should we do with so many bad apples in the barrel?

If only the opposition won in the next general election, then we could get rid of all the bad apples through Parliament.

-N.H. Chan
(Retired Court of Appeal Judge)

The difference between justice and duty

Excerpts: Read here for more


NH Chan
(NH Chan is a retired Court of Appeal Judge)

When High Court judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah rejected Anwar Ibrahim's application to recuse himself, this was his justification: (as quoted by the Star)
"If I recuse myself in such circumstances, it will mean I am running away from my responsibility as a judge. A judge who has taken an oath of office should not evade from carrying out the duty which has been entrusted upon him."
What utter nonsense is THIS judge (Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah) talking about?

He is confusing the duty of a judge with what is judicial bias.

The epitome of justice is the fair trial, and the duty of the judge is to do justice according to law.

These are the twin pillars of justice - the fair trial, and the duty to apply the law of the land as it is. These are separate entities. Together, they are what the rule of law is all about.

For there to be a fair trial the judge must be fair-minded himself and in a court of law he must exude an appearance of impartiality - for justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done.

In his autobiography Patrick Hastings (one of the great advocates of his day before and shortly after WW2) wrote:
"There is one essential feature in every trial that is only too frequently forgotten.

In the interest of the community the one matter of importance is that all parties should be satisfied that they have had a fair and impartial trial."

Strict impartiality essential

Hastings also mentioned in the same book a fine example of what a judge should be - Lord Reading. He regarded the latter as the "best Lord Chief Justice I have ever known". Hastings wrote in the aforementioned autobiography:

"His real claim to recognition during the period of his office as head of the King's Bench Division lay in his inflexible determination that no litigant should leave his court dissatisfied with the conduct of his trial. No one has ever left Lord Reading's court who could raise one word of complaint against the presiding judge.

His courtesy, his strict impartiality, above all his obvious determination that fair play as English men and women understand it should be maintained from beginning to end left an undoubted mark upon the courts during his period of office, and on which I sincerely hope will never be effaced."
In contrast, if Lord Reading was the yardstick for fairness and impartiality, you could not look but askance at Malaysian judge Mohamad Zabidin who did NOT even know the difference between fair play and duty.

Karpal Singh had sought the judge's disqualification over an alleged bias in dismissing Anwar's application to cite or caution Utusan Malaysia over its unfair coverage of the trial.

Surely that is not too hard a request?

The least any judge would have done is to caution Utusan over its unfair coverage of the trial. Otherwise, one party would be dissatisfied that they have had a fair and impartial trial.

Instead this judge gave short shrift to Karpal's application. Not only did he refuse to disqualify himself, he gave the wrong reason for it.

He said the facts must show a reasonable man would think there was a possibility the judge would make his decision not based on the evidence adduced in court but on other considerations.

But what has the evidence got to do with the question of judicial bias?

The fact that the judge knows next to nothing about judicial bias, as in this case, is grounds for setting aside the conviction had the judge found Anwar Ibrahim guilty at the end of the trial. This is because he had never considered whether there was a real likelihood or danger of bias.

Judicial bias explained

The best explanation of the law on judicial bias is that given by Lord Denning MR in Metropolitan Properties Co (FGC) Ltd v Lannon [1969] I QB 577.

An extract of the speech can also be found in The Discipline of Law, p 86:

"A man may be disqualified from sitting in a judicial capacity on one of two grounds. First, a 'direct pecuniary interest' in the subject matter. Second, 'bias' in favour of one side or against the other."
But to show that there was a real likelihood or danger of bias, there must be circumstances from which a reasonable person would think it likely or probable that the tribunal would, or did, favour one side unfairly at the expense of the other.

This is how Lord Denning explains it in The Discipline of Law, at p 87:

"Surmise or conjecture is not enough. There must be circumstances from which a reasonable man would think it likely or probable, that the justice, or chairman, as the case may be, would, or did, favour one side unfairly at the expense of the other.

The court will not enquire whether he did, in fact, favour one side unfairly. Suffice it that reasonable people might think he did. The reason is plain enough. Justice must be rooted in confidence: and confidence is destroyed when right-minded people go away thinking: "The judge is biased."

Too easy to denounce bad Malaysian judges

Now back to the present subject of discussion.

Applying these principles, it does not matter whether the judge did, in fact, favour one side unfairly against the accused Anwar Ibrahim. It is sufficient if reasonable people think the judge did side with a pro-government newspaper by not moving against it - Karpal would have been satisfied with a rebuke and apology.

Yet, the judge turned down such a simple request. The fact that the newspaper is not government-owned makes no difference. Justice must be rooted in confidence and confidence is destroyed when right-minded people go away thinking: "The judge is biased."

It is so easy in this country to denounce a judge as a bad judge. This case is a classic example.

The judge did not know the law on judicial bias while the rest of us ordinary people, who have been apprised of the law by this article, know what judicial bias means.

But only in this country can one find incompetent judges. You don't find mediocre judges in Singapore or elsewhere in a common law country. It is not possible to fault a Singaporean judge for incompetence because he knows the law. The moral of this unsavoury episode is this: if you appoint mediocre lawyers to the Bench you will get substandard judges.

From what we have experienced so far from the Perak takeover cases, the quality of most of our judges is suspect.

In the meantime what should we do with so many bad apples in the barrel?

If only the opposition won in the NEXT general election, then we could get rid of all the bad apples through Parliament.