Friday, December 06, 2019

Wasting police time on insignificant issues


Ministry probing video of pupils singing Negaraku in Mandarin

The Education Ministry is investigating a video, which has gone viral on social media, showing primary school pupils singing the national anthem Negaraku in Mandarin.

In a statement this evening, the ministry warned that it would not compromise with those who violated the Federal Constitution.

“The ministry is aware of the video showing the pupils singing Negaraku, which has been changed into Mandarin and languages other than the national language, which has gone viral on social media.

“A thorough investigation is being carried out in relation to this issue, which has happened in several schools,” it added.

Expressing regret over the incident, Bersatu PRIBUMI Youth said a check revealed that apart from Mandarin, the national anthem was also being sung in the Arabic language.

The wing's education bureau has filed a police report over this.

Describing it as a treasonous act towards patriotism and nationalism, Bersatu PRIBUMI Youth exco Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim said: “It is clear that the singing of Negaraku either in Mandarin or Arabic is wrong and transgresses the position of Negaraku as the official national anthem through its own language, which is Bahasa Melayu.”


Meanwhile, Malaysiakini learnt that the video recording originated from a Chinese primary school in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

It is also understood that the district education department had summoned the headmaster over the matter.

Malaysiakini has contacted the school authorities for comment.

A check revealed that the National Anthem Act 1968 does not clearly mention language but includes musical notes and lyrics in Bahasa Melayu.

Whereas, the National Language Act 1963 stipulates that Bahasa Melayu must be used for official purposes.

There is no law that says the national anthem, if and when sung outside of official occasions, need to be in Bahasa Melayu, so why have these hullabaloo been for?

Politicking again?

Outside of official occasions, why would singing the national anthem in any language be deemed a treasonous act?

When an anthem is sung it is an act of respect, love and loyalty to a nation, regardless of the language used, Arabic, Chinese, Tamil or Kadazandusun. In fact, the act of respect, love and loyalty is much more when people take the trouble to translate Bahasa Melayu into other languages which will help students appreciate the meaning and spirit of the lyrics.

For obvious reason, on official occasions, Bahasa Melayu shall and must be the language used.

It's ridiculous the police is once again being used to investigate into what have been in the main insignificant issues, more so when other pressing matters have not been solved.

No wonder Pastor Koh, Amri Che Mat, and the daughter of Indira Gandhi will never be found by police. Nor will the ID of one of the gay sex couple at a Sandakan hotel be even determined. 

Pre-marital & extracurricular Sex and Syariah punishment


Indonesian man faints during whipping for Sharia-banned sex

Indonesian man faints after being whipped in public on charges of engaging in sexual relations in Aceh Timur

AFP pic

IDI: An Indonesian man who fainted as he was being whipped for pre-marital sex Thursday was revived to receive the rest of his punishment before being rushed to hospital.

Despite international condemnation, public flogging is common for a range of offences banned under local Islamic law in the conservative Aceh region on Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay or pre-marital sex.

Aceh is the only region in Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, that imposes religious law.

Idi (Idi Rayeuk) is approx 30 km north of Peureulak (right side of map) - it's directly West of Penang 

On Thursday, a 22-year-old man – sentenced to 100 strokes – pleaded with a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before he fainted.

He was revived and given brief medical attention and then the flogging continued. He was later rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The man had been found guilty of having sex with a woman who was also sentenced to 100 lashes outside a mosque in Aceh Timur district, along with another man she had relations with.

Some 500 jeering spectators watched the punishment as some yelled “harder, harder”.

“This is the consequence they have to face for violating the law,” onlooker Muhammad Yunus told AFP.

On 27 June 2005 NST published an article on Syariah caning titled: The pain is in the shame. It said:

FOR A SYARIAH WHIPPING, the officer must exercise restraint and keep the upper arm close to the body. The rotan's end is held at the height of the offender's head. The rotan swings downwards with only a movement of the wrist.

The title of the NST article implies the physical pain would be minimal whilst the real pain is in the shame. The description of the caning by NST seems to support that impression.

Wikipedia describes Malaysian Syariah caning better, as follows:

This kind of caning is rarely implemented, and is quite different from, and much less severe than, judicial caning under Malaysian criminal law. It is intended to be shaming rather than particularly painful.

The punishment is carried out in an enclosed area, away from the view of the public. The cane used is smaller as compared to the one used for judicial caning. The offender is fully dressed and receives the punishment on his or her back; men remain standing when they receive the punishment while women are seated.

The caning is administered by an officer of the same sex as the recipient. Each stroke is executed with moderate force so as not to break the skin, and the caning officer delivers the punishment with a "limp wrist" and without raising his/her hand. A medical officer is also present throughout the procedure to ensure safety.

Notable cases:

(1) There was controversy surrounding the caning sentence for Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a Malaysian hospital worker working in Singapore. She was sentenced in 2009 by a sharia court to six strokes of the cane and a fine for drinking beer in a hotel bar. Some said that Kartika's sentence did not conform to Islamic law, but Mohamad Sahfri, the chairman of the Pahang Religious Affairs Committee, said that all relevant regulations had been observed.

On 1 April 2010, one day before the sentence was due to be carried out, the Sultan of Pahang commuted the sentence to three weeks of community service. Kartika said she preferred to have the original sentence imposed.

(2) On 9 February 2010, three Muslim women were caned by order of a sharia court for adultery, the first time women were caned in Malaysia. The advocacy group Sisters in Islam and the Malaysian Bar Council said that these canings violated federal civil laws prohibiting the punishment against women.

Star Online reported: Two of them where whipped six times and the third was given four strokes of the rotan at Kajang Prison.

(3) On 3 September 2018, two Malaysian women were each sentenced to six strokes of the cane and a fine for having lesbian sex. The punishment was carried out at the Sharia High Court in Kuala Terengganu. The case sparked widespread controversy and drew strong criticism from various rights groups in Malaysia.

Malaysian Syariah caning in comparison have been light and of few strokes, vastly different from those practised in Aceh.

Over there, offenders of illicit sex (according to syariah laws) would be subjected to 100 lashes of flogging. If they faint midway through the flogging, they would be revived, whence then the rest of the 100 lashes continue.

But I wonder at the inconsistency of the syariah punishment between two countries so linked together historically, religiously, ethnically and culturally, and separated by only a relatively small body of water.

The draconian Syariah punishments in Aceh (and Pakistan, Middle-East, Bangladesh, etc) leave me cold and with dread about the REAL Syariah punishments that will come one day to Malaysia.

Yes, I am suspicious that Malaysian Syariah punishment may take on a different hue and tone to what it is now when the nation becomes fully Syariah compliant.

Let me end with this story about "impressions", wakakaka:

A rich man died and immediately found his soul at the gate of heaven.

The angel at the gate told him, “You are here for judgment. You didn’t serve God well with all your heart, but because of all the great and good efforts you made for humanity when you were alive, I will give you uncommon privilege."

"You have the chance to choose where you want to go, hell or heaven.”

The rich man asked the angel to permit him to have a look of both heaven and hell before he could make a choice. The angel permitted him, so he allowed him to first view hell.

When the angel took the rich man to hell, he saw beautiful ladies wearing swimming kits, dancing and having fun with glasses of wine.

Then the angel took him to see heaven, there he saw angels singing hymns and praising God. So the angel asked the rich man to make a choice. The rich man said, “I will prefer hell, it is fun and more exciting there, let me go to hell” Then the angel said, “According to your decision.”

The rich man was thrown into hell, and to his greatest surprise he found himself in the flames of fire with furnace raining upon him and demons ready to torment him for ever.

The rich man cried to the angel, “What happened? Where are those beautiful girls having fun that I saw here before?” The holy angel replied, “What you saw then was just a screensaver.”

Deputy minister Steven Sim & vandalism attack at St Anne’s Church

MM Online:

Deputy minister urges calm after vandalism attack at St Anne’s Church


Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim says the police should be given the room it needs to fully investigate the vandalism incident at the St Anne’s Church in Penang yesterday

Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — The police should be given the room it needs to fully investigate the vandalism incident at the St Anne’s Church in Penang yesterday, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim.

Sim, who is the MP for Bukit Mertajam where the church is located, said he contacted both the parish priest and the district police chief to confirm the incident.

“We will leave it to the police to investigate and take further action. Let us not speculate on the matter,” he wrote on Facebook.

According to the Free Malaysia Today news portal, a man entered the church compound yesterday and proceeded to deface a statue there using a can of spray paint.

He did this in view of others, including a security guard to whom he gave a written note before leaving on a motorcycle.

Police are investigating the case under Section 427 of the Penal Code for mischief that is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both.

Malaysia experiences religious polarisation as religion is one of the main platforms for local political parties.

vandalism in St Anne's 

Yes, Malaysian politics see (mis)use of religion, race and, no ... not a 'R' this time but, wakakaka, sexual escapades of various varieties (or allegations of them) quite regularly - not just frequently, which means we can expect that after, say, Sodomy 1 and 2, Semburit-ism in Sandakan, there will come Sodomy 3 and 4, wakakaka.

Strangely enough, whilst political naughtiness regularly involves misuse and unscrupulous exploitation of religion, race, sex (and sometimes the raja2), it seldom touches on corruption, wakakaka.

But to be fair, acts of desecration were/are not necessarily always linked to politics nor ethnic/religious animosity, because in Australia, a Christian-majority nation, I have read of churches being desecrated - and likewise too in Thailand when in March 2006, a man smashed an icon of the Hindu god Brahma with a hammer.

The Erawan shrine is held very much sacred by Thai Buddhists. The suspect-to-be mentally ill vandaliser was unfortunately beaten to death by two street sweepers, such is the frightening degree of religious devotion to deities and the King held in Thailand.

Hindu god Brahma at Erawan Shrine 

Wikipedia informs us:

The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 as part of the government-owned Erawan Hotel to eliminate the bad karma believed caused by laying the foundations on the wrong date.

The hotel's construction was delayed by a series of mishaps, including cost overruns, injuries to laborers, and the loss of a shipload of Italian marble intended for the building. Furthermore, the Ratchaprasong intersection had once been used to put criminals on public display.

An astrologer advised building the shrine to counter the negative influences. The Brahma statue was designed and built by the Department of Fine Arts and enshrined on 9 November 1956. The hotel's construction thereafter proceeded without further incident. In 1987, the hotel was demolished and the site used for the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.

Following the act of desecration:

An identical statue of Brahma was placed in the shrine on 21 May 2006 at 11:39, at the instant the sun was directly over head. Officials from the Department of Religious Affairs and the Maha Brahma Foundation said the new statue was made of plaster with a mixture of gold, bronze, and other precious metals, along with some fragments of the original. A duplicate statue made entirely of metal had also been cast in the same mold and is kept for safety in the National Museum of Thailand.

All feng shui stuff.

Years later, in August 2015 in the evening, a bomb exploded outside the shrine killing 20 people and injuring 125. An analyst with IHS Jane's suggested the attack had been carried out by the Pan-Turkic Turkish ultra-nationalist organization Grey Wolves in retaliation for the Thai government's deporting Uyghur terrorist suspects to China, instead of allowing them to accept asylum offered by Turkey. This remains the most likely explanation, as most of the victims were ethnic Chinese.

just outside Erawan Shrine 

When I was a kid just in my very early teens, I went to St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam to celebrate the Saint's 'feast day' (usually near near of July). Though I use the word 'celebrate' I was clueless as to why I was there other than I was with neighbourhood friends who were (are?) Catholics. The crowd was staggering. That was my faint memory of being at St Anne's Church.

I hope the recent desecration can be handled well by police who have an earned notoriety of "sometimes can see, most times cannot-ness", wakakaka.

In finishing off, I have to say I am quiet impressed with Steven Sim (DAP wakakaka) as I've been reading about his excellent performances in the press over a period of time. He seems to be one of the MPs who are actually working as a people's representative.

Sim has been the MP who helped rescue an Indonesian maid Adelina Lisao from employer-abuses after his office was alerted to her case. Alas, Adelina died.

the late (and much abused) Adelina Lisao 

Her then-employer S. Ambika was accused of allegedly treating her with inordinate cruelty, even making the poor maid sleep outside the house with a Rottweiler. Ambika was charged with Lisao's murder but subsequently (and shockingly) acquitted without any explanation. Indonesia was in an uproar over the unexplained acquittal. Steven Sim informed that the acquittal is being appealed.

S. Ambika 

It's DAP people like Steven Sim who have endeared the party to the people, but it's Lim KHAT Siang who has demolished our trust in DAP.

Mazslee Malik should leave cabinet


Post-Piai, time to face public displeasure

You wouldn’t have needed a bomoh wielding coconuts and bamboo binoculars to predict the outcome of the Tanjung Piai by-election.

As Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders expressed surprise at Barisan Nasional’s (BN) landslide victory, many writers rained scathing remarks on the ruling coalition’s performance, attempting to explain why it continues to lose in every by-election.

The blame game has started, and Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the scapegoat.

To be fair, he broke BN’s stranglehold in last year’s polls. Without his leadership, BN would still be in power, and Anwar Ibrahim still in jail.

Running a country needs the collective effort of everyone, including a strong and decisive Cabinet.

If you want to apportion blame, I would say Education Minister Maszlee Malik should take most of it. His ministry has been the number one source of public displeasure since the PH government came to power.

In gatherings to discuss the Malay Dignity Congress, audiences were concerned about matters related to education.

During these forums, in fact, I estimate that at least 70% of questions from the floor had to do with concerns over the direction of the Malaysian education system.

The Malay Dignity Congress exposed the state of our education system and alarmed many who are involved, most of all the parents of school-going children.

The congress showed how the highest echelons in the academic world have succumbed to the politics of race, religion and Malay rights, used to control the majority race.

The lack of clear direction in education policies may have hurt the government in the Tanjung Piai by-election. Mahathir himself acknowledged the importance of education by wanting to take on the education portfolio himself in the early days of the new government. He had to drop the idea as members of the public pointed out that his coalition’s manifesto had pledged that there would be no double portfolios for the prime minister.

Maszlee is a lightning rod for controversy. Many hoped that he would be dropped or his portfolio changed in the event of a Cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle did not happen, and we are still stuck with this minister.

People were disappointed when the education ministry failed to reprimand Malay academics for their display of bigotry at the congress.

According to a debate in Pearson College London, the purpose of a university is to be the guardian of reason, inquiry and philosophical openness, preserving pure inquiry from dominant public opinions. This is a difficult stretch for our public universities, going by the display at the Malay Dignity Congress.

The language used at the congress defiled what a university is supposed to be. The government has forgotten that people are taxpayers and they have the right to protest when their contributions are used for an education system plagued by academic misfits who do not uphold the ideals of an excellent education institution.

Maszlee started his work as the education minister with questions about his religious leanings. Muslim activist Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa said one of the main concerns about Maszlee was his purported Salafist leanings and his support for Dr Zakir Naik.

In another incident, Maszlee said his remarks in Parliament that religious teachers should use Sabah and Sarawak for “dakwah” (propagation) were misconstrued to mean promoting Islam to non-Muslims.

This call for proselytisation received a lot of flak from East Malaysian leaders who feared that the preoccupations of race and religious of Muslims in West Malaysia would come to the Borneo states.

In May, a petition calling for Maszlee to be replaced garnered more than 110,000 signatures as he continued to face pressure over controversial remarks linking pre-university entry to job discrimination against Bumiputeras.

Mahathir defended Maszlee for linking the matriculation quota intake issue with that of language requirements for jobs.

The khat issue, which was not well thought out, created a raging debate and heightened racial emotions. It was a waste of time and energy which could have been used for nation-building.

The proposed scrapping of vernacular schools and non-recognition of the UEC despite PH’s promises have created more disenchantment within the Chinese community.

All these issues could have added to the resounding rejection of the PH government by Chinese voters in Tanjung Piai.

We have to remember, sometimes change must be transactional and not transformational as we would like.

PH inherited the ills and failures of BN to build a fair society. But patience is a virtue, and we have another three years before we can see the fruits of our labour.

In the meantime, we hope people like Maszlee will make amends and not make the same mistakes that will push people further away from the PH government.

Pakatan Harapan a one-term government?

finance twitter:

PH's precarious position


Pakatan Harapan is not just plagued by endless internal conflicts, there are intrinsic problems with each of its component parties 

Pakatan Harapan is not just plagued by endless internal conflicts, there are intrinsic problems with each of the component parties.

Despite the fact PRIBUMI has worked very hard for the past 18 months to keep the bumi-first policy intact, hold back from ratifying ICERD and organise the Malay dignity congress, it has lost even more Malay votes it the most recent by-elections in Semenyih and Tanjung Piai.

The party only has Tun Mahathir to look up to, and none of its ministers has done anything to help boost the party's Malay support as they are only good at unrealistic things like flying car, free school breakfasts and motorbike e-hailing.

It doesn't matter whether Tun Mahathir is going to reshuffle his cabinet or taking in former Umno leaders, the reality is that he will not be able to reverse PPBM PRIBUMI's weaknesses. This explains why the prime minister has remained indecisive over the anticipated cabinet reshuffle.

Prior to this, Tun Mahathir has come up with all sorts of strategies to rope in Umno reps and suppress his political rivals. Nevertheless, with Umno now having officially sealed the ties with PAS coupled with PPBM's thumping defeat in Tanjung Piai, Mahathir has missed the golden opportunity to bring Umno reps to his side.

Under the rivals' “Muslim grand unity” slogan, there is strong likelihood the PPBM 
PRIBUMI boat will overturn come the next general elections. There isn't much time on Mahathir's side any more.

PPBM PRIBUMI must check the conservative tide now ravaging the Malay rural areas within the next three years while trying to win the full endorsement of the country's civil service and implementing programs that will help the rural poor. The party must also come up with more effective new discourse to attract the Malay voters or it will continue to be led by the nose by Umno-PAS.

 PRIBUMI's grassroots organisation is no match for the opposition. As if that is not enough, resistance from civil servants -- a classical example being the police's rejection of IPCMC -- will make it an uphill task for the party to turn the tide around.

Even though PKR is currently the largest party in the PH coalition, it will be reduced to a minor partner in the event of a division. Anwar Ibrahim has all this while been trying to calm things down, but what if Azmin Ali holds a rally to counter the party's annual convention on December 6?

No doubt PKR has very noble aspirations but these have now become crippled as a consequence of factional conflicts. The male sex video scandal has yet to be settled and the party's infighting has entailed the issue of corruption as highlighted by the involvement of Bera division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid in vote-buying scandal during last year's party elections, including pledging RM20,000 in engineering contracts and RM300,000 in allocations.

The factional conflicts within PKR has protruded the leadership's incompetency in preventing such things from snowballing into the monstrous disaster it has become today.

Anwar is now treading on thin ice. While on the one hand he is worried Azmin will take away with him a group of MPs, on the other hand he is also afraid he may not get to become the prime minister eventually. He now has both his hands tied down, no longer able to command respect from his party.

The strength of DAP, meanwhile, peaked after the 2018 general elections but the party has since got detached from the people. Its support base becomes shaky and the party is headed for a downward slide.

The biggest things DAP has accomplished so far have been allocations for Chinese schools including unprecedented allocations for independent high schools, as well as undisbursed allocations for Chinese national-type secondary schools. However, the party has failed to address the many problems related to Chinese education in this country, including perennial teacher shortage, utility bills and the teaching of Jawi calligraphy in SJKCs, among others.

The drastic cut in TAR UC's allocations has met with powerful backlash from MCA, and squabbles between the two parties will not do DAP any good, as the public feel that as a ruling party, DAP should spend more time and effort on doing the right things instead.

Read also KTemoc Konsider's Chinese Malaysians & good education.

That said, the complete separation of education from politics will not outweigh things like revitalising the country's economy, alleviating the burden of the people, stopping the continued downfall of the local currency, addressing the issues of Lynas, public safety and unemployment, in addition to matriculation quota and UEC recognition.

The Malaysian Chinese community has always considered Chinese education as a unitary non-partisan entity. Unfortunately DAP has become so engrossed with the TAR UC issue, hence alienating itself from the local Chinese community.

DAP supporters are more concerned about when the PH government will honour its election promise, not TAR UC's management.

If the party has not done anything wrong, why did Tanjung Piai's Chinese voters turn their backs on PH?

DAP's most urgent task now is to consolidate its fundamental support base and do what is right before it gets too late.

As for Amanah, it may not be able to fight PAS alone due to an apparent lack of clear directions and strong grassroots networks. It manages to become a part of the government through the support of the other three allies. Amanah will fall flat if anything goes wrong with the other three parties.

According to the worry index released by Emir Research, only 24% of Malaysians believe PH is a trustworthy government, with the Chinese -- its most supportive community -- standing at only 37%.

Rape, rape, rapes in India

Star Online:

As outrage mounts over rape in India, victim set ablaze on way to court

By Saurabh Sharma

FILE PHOTO: A poster is seen at a candle-lit march by the resident doctors and medical students from All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, December 3, 2019

REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis 

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in the northern India on Thursday, police said, stirring public outrage and shame over the scourge of crimes against women.

During the past week, thousands of Indians have protested in several cities following the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old vet near the southern city of Hyderabad.

Protesters and parliamentarians are pressing for courts to fast-track rape cases and demanding tougher penalties.

The woman attacked and burned on Thursday morning was in a critical condition, according to D.S. Negi, a doctor at the Civil Hospital in Lucknow, the capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

She had been on her way to catch a train in Unnao district to attend a hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire, police said.

"As per victim's statement five people were involved in setting her on fire, including the one who was accused in the rape case," Vikrant Vir, a police superintendent in Unnao, told Reuters.

All five men have been detained, Uttar Pradesh police said in a tweet.

Police documents seen by Reuters showed the woman had filed a complaint with Unnao police in March alleging that she had been raped at gun-point on December 12, 2018.

women protesters against rapes 

Having been subsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securing bail, police officer S.K. Bhagat said in Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state and has become notorious for its poor record regarding crimes against women, with more than 4,200 cases of rape reported there in 2017 - the highest in the country.

The Uttar Pradesh state government, currently controlled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), came under fire in July from opposition groups accusing it of protecting a lawmaker accused of rape.

You just can't keep up with the rape cases in India. I was just getting over the poor 27-year old veterinarian who was raped and murdered when this case of a 23-year old rape victim was burnt by her alleged rapist while on her way to court. There was also another case where a 8-year girl became the victim.

8 year old Asifa Bano raped and murdered in Kashmir

Admittedly India has 1.3 billion people but the ultra rapidity and numbers of rape incidents have been staggering. And as above, many cases involved victims of only 7 and 8 years of age.

Some years back, in 2012, a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern Jyoti Singh was beaten, gang raped, and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her friend, Awindra Pratap Pandey. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend.

obviously her tragic story sadly hasn't cured India of the rape culture  

The horrendous brutalities she was subjected to could not be believed in a civilised world. She was eventually medevac-ed to Singapore for emergency treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital but perished there.

Doctors said she succumbed to severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain. No one on Earth with her horrid wounds would have survived.

In this latest case in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, it's ironical that recently in that very State, there were concerns of a potential religious war over the Rama Temple (or birth place) at Ayodhya.

How does one reconcile religiosity (that of devotees of Lord Rama, supposedly the 'Perfect Man' in their eyes) with the base crime of such cruel rapes?

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Mahathir - only spoonfuls of Indian blood left in his body

Extracts from finance twitter:

Zahid Is Paying The Price For Calling Mahathir Son Of “Kutty”, Not For Forbidding Chin Peng’s Ashes From Returning
Zahid and his wife are toast because their criminal breach of trust, bribery and money laundering are easier to prove than Najib’s 1MDB scandal. It doesn’t matter if Zahid was already a multi-millionaire 25 years ago, as claimed by UMNO secretary-general Annuar Musa. He needs to prove his luxury lifestyle actually came from legitimate sources of income.

That probably explains why the panicked Zahid made a silly argument that he’s being slapped with 87 criminal charges because he did not allow Chin Peng’s ashes to return to Malaysia during his stint as home minister. And he’s paying the price now because Chin Peng’s lawyer at that time – Tommy Thomas – is now the country’s attorney general.

The crook tries to politicise his own corruption with a dead man’s ashes. That’s an incredible shameless allegation from the Java-immigrant. The Attorney General Chambers will not be able to prosecute him without sufficient investigation and evidence from the MACC and police. Actually, he should ask why his colleague Hishammudin Hussein is still a free man, but not him.

Yes, actually what Zahid did was normal among the 191 UMNO warlords in their capacity as division chief. Every one accepted bribes in exchange for projects, including Hishammuddin. Despite RM500 million land swap deals and RM300 million procurement of 6 helicopters scandal involving the Defence Ministry, why hasn’t former Defence Minister Hishammuddin been charged?

Zahid has himself to blame for offending Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Zahid’s corruption is peanut if compared to Hishammuddin’s. But unfortunately to Zahid, he had insulted and mocked Mahathir with regards to his Indian ancestry – calling the old man son of Iskandar “Kutty” during the 2018 general election campaign. Hishammuddin did not badmouth Mahathir.

To the 94-year-old Mahathir, it’s an insult of the highest degree to label him as some sort of Indian pariah. Like Michael Jackson, who had tried very hard to appear white, Mahathir too wants to become a more Malay than the Malays. Obviously ashamed of his Indian roots, the prime minister – hilariously – argued that there are only spoonfuls of Indian blood left in his body.

So, Zahid should realize that his trouble didn’t start because Tommy was vengeful due to Chin Peng’s case. Rather, his toxic mouth – calling Mahathir the son of “Kutty” – has angered the old man. Just because Mahathir appears to be senile doesn’t mean he had forgotten what Zahid had said. Now that Zahid and Najib are blocking UMNO from joining Mahathir’s party, there’s more reason to send Zahid to jail.


kaytee notes:

Mahathir is vengeful if not anything. He hates the following persons:

(a) Anwar Ibrahim for 1997 & 1998,

anwar went to jail, & mahathir??? 

(b) KJ for hurt done to Mukhriz, and thus vicariously AAB,

(c) Najib Razak for not supporting Mukhriz and refusal to take orders from Mahathir,

(d) Ahmad Zahid for Kutty-ing Maddy biadab-ishly, wakakaka. Maddy is ultra sensitive in being described as of Indian descent.