Tuesday, May 22, 2018

If Enemy Eat Poo , You Wanna eat Poo?

The Malaysian Bar has slammed unauthorised travel bans on police investigation targets (eg. Najib) and leaks of police investigations, calling them ‘breaches of law’.

Bar president George Varughese expressed the Bar’s concern regarding reports of such unauthorised travel bans imposed on certain personalities, and deplored the leaks of pictures, videos and details of ongoing probes.

Varughese stressed that all individuals were entitled to the protection of their constitutional rights, regardless of public sentiment against high-profile members of the previous government. He stated:

“The previous government may have had a less-than-sterling — even tarnished — record of respecting the rights of individuals."
“But this should in no way justify a “tit-for-tat” approach of denying these high-profile members the right to have their own constitutional rights upheld”.

Varughese reminded me of what my mum used to tell me when I was caught being naughty but pleaded that I was merely doing what the pother kampung kids do: "Kaytee, if they eat sh*t, do you also want to eat sh*t?" Wakakaka. 

Thus when I hear anyone, even sweeties I adore, say they (you-know-who, wakakaka) "deserve it" because they were cruel, I would think of my mum's sarcastic advice.

Wakakaka again, and thanks, Mr Varughese.

BEST political statement 2018 (16)

A lil' while ago I penned Selangor continues to be without a MB, for a few MORE weeks in which I said: I am NOT sure what Azmin Ali is up to, but you may be sure he's up to something, wakakaka.

just a few more things to tidy up


But how the fCk can Selangor be without a MB for a FEW MORE WEEKS?

Is Azmin Ali so indispensable? And really, can HRH maintain the government of Selangor in such a headless-chook situation?

Whatever, I am more interested in a comment made by one of my visitors, TS.

I am going to award his comment as the latest BEST political statement, to wit:

"Sabah could loan Selangor one MB. They have two."


Goodonya, TS.

above two are hopeless, besides I'm more "hensom" 


Selangor continues to be without a MB, for a few MORE weeks

Malaysiakini - New S'gor MB will be appointed in few weeks, says Azmin (extracts):

now, let me see ... hmmm ... 

A new menteri besar will be appointed in a few weeks, said Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today.

"The palace had issued a statement yesterday morning and I clarified this matter where His Majesty (Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah) had consented that I take up the federal post.

"And at the same time, we will discuss with His Majesty on the potential candidates," he told reporters after clocking-in at his Economic Affairs Ministry.

"As soon as the palace identifies the name and gives the consent, (the new menteri besar) will be appointed," Azmin said.

This process will take a few weeks, he added.

In the paraphrased words of Mahathir, the state of Selangor will be WITHOUT a MB.

And we are NOT talking about a few 'days' delay. We are talking about a few 'WEEKS'.
I am NOT sure what Azmin Ali is up to, but you may be sure he's up to something.

Though it's true that constitutionally, HRH's approval is required for the appointment of a new MB, obviously HRH cannot give His approval unless Pakatan Harapan forwards a name or two to HRH. It's not for Azmin alone to decide but rather PH.

Assuming what Azmin has told us is correct, that HRH wants to decide on his preferred candidate, what if HRH can't decide and (hypothetically) mulls over the matter until 2023?


Did ghost of Balasubramnaiam tell Clare Rewcastle-Brown?

MM Online - Rewcastle-Brown: Murdered DPP Kevin Morais was my informant (extracts):

PETALING JAYA, May 21 — Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown asserted that murdered Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor, Kevin Morais, was the man who leaked the information about the Attorney-General Chamber’s (AGC) investigation over misappropriation at former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International.

Rewcastle-Brown told Malay Mail in an interview that “a few reliable sources” told her it was Morais who fed her the information about the investigation and leaked what was allegedly a charge sheet against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“I was contacted directly by that person (who prepared the charge sheet)..I think it was Kevin Morais,” the London-based Sarawak Report editor said when asked how she had acquired the highly confidential information.

“I have enough people who I’m not going to quote, reliable sources who told me it was Kevin Morais,” she added. [...]

Rewcastle-Brown said she obviously doubted the official explanation to the DPP’s murder, saying the narrative that gangsters had killed Morais out of vengeance was almost a standard script to mask a more sinister motive.

She said the Malaysian authorities should launch a fresh and ”deeper” investigation.

“My biggest emotion was such sadness and concern..I think we know who has been arrested and who has been tried but I think there should be a deeper (investigation),” she told Malay Mail.

“I think it’s often a very big problem in Malaysia where street gangsters are picked up and charged with crimes without (knowing) their motives.”

Note her:

... “a few reliable sources”  told her it was Morais who fed her the information about the investigation and leaked what was allegedly a charge sheet against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ...

“I was contacted directly by that person (who prepared the charge sheet)..I think it was Kevin Morais,”

“I have enough people who I’m not going to quote, reliable sources who told me it was Kevin Morais,” 

Familiar with such story-telling that "I was told by he who was told by her who was told by them who were told by ... enough people who I'm NOT  going to quote, reliable sources who told me it was Kevin Morais”?

Yes, it's exactly like the late private investigator P Balasubramaniam's SD, which if you remember, informed us he was informed by Razak Baginda who in turn was informed by Najib Razak who in turn was informed by Altantuyaa Shariibuu who in turn confessed she liked ‘getting it’ in her behind.

did/do you mongrels know I was in the Fogles Pub and The Back Yard pub hatching up my SD before I released same to the press two months later, with Anwar Ibrahim's "help" (wakakaka)

The gentleman below can confirm, wakakaka again

YB Sivarasa Rasiah

YB please confirm above was true since you were there at the very beginning until poor Bala passed away

also read The missing man in the Altantuyaa story. [posted 25 Feb 2013]

Be that as it may (Clare Rewcastle's pathetic attempts to link the late (murdered) Kevin Morais to 1MDB and preposterously as her (she has the brazen nerve to believe so) informant, was demolished kaukau by the new MACC chief who said:

The news article tells us:

PETALING JAYA, May 22 ― Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Kevin Morais’s death has no connection to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe, Malaysian Anti-CorruptionCommission (MACC) Chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said today.

This follows claims by Pascal Najadi, son of the slain AmBank Chairman Hussain Najadi who urged the government to reopen the investigation into unanswered murder cases such Altantuya Shaariibuu and Morais, which could shed light on the motive of the assassination of his father.

Kevin Morais (death) has nothing to do with the case because he was the prosecutor on the army colonel falsifying claims case,” Shukri said at a press conference at MACC headquarters at Putrajaya today.

WTF does that tell you about Clare Rewcastle-Brown, who could even claim Kevin Morais (or his disturbed soul) contacted her directly.

Reminder: She had said “I was contacted directly by that person (who prepared the charge sheet)..I think it was Kevin Morais,”

Just because Mahathir is now the PM does NOT mean she is allowed unfettered liberty to demon-ise her target or enhance her "story".

On second thought, maybe it was not the disturbed soul of Kevin Morais but rather that of P Balasubramaniam who told her what to say.

New cabinet with better policies and cheaper goods

MM Online - Analysts: Challenges await new line-up of Cabinet ministers (extracts):

Political analyst Azmi Hassan said although the Cabinet ministers were inexperienced, the real challenge lay in being led by a leader who possessed vast administrative experience and assistedby government officials who were also experienced.

Although this situation would take a while to adjust to, he said the main challenge faced was in carrying out their responsibilities with the presence of a Government Advisory Council while fulfilling the needs of the PH Presidential Council.

“I expect the new ministers to face problems in adapting with the presence of these two councils that are rather influential in shaping the country’s policies,” he told Bernama after the swearing-in ceremony today.

The Government Advisory Council was formed to advise the government on current economics and finances, while the PH Presidential Council which comprised the top leaders of PH’s component parties who made decisions on matters in consensus.

Azmi, who is also a lecturer at a public university, said another challenge faced would be in the revocation of old government policies as they (new Cabinet ministers) needed to replace the policies with better ones.

Meanwhile, political analyst Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Martadha Mohamad who is also a Universiti Utara Malaysia Law, Government and International Studies lecturer was of the view that the actual challenge of the Cabinet line-up was in fulfilling the promises made when they were the opposition party.

He said, previously, most of them were rather vocal and rather critical towards the former government when voicing out their views in improving the government policies for the welfare of the people.

The CEP (Council of Eminent Persons) will sort out most of their worries, with the PM looking after the rest.

An example is the GST being zero-rated (not rid off, mind you, wakakaka) so expect all goodies to be at least 6% cheaper - well, at least kembong, kerang, kangkong to be cheaper.

So no worry lah.

the mysterious anaemic Siti Zahara will now be able to enjoy a full kilo of kerang which previously with GST went up from RM4 to RM10

HM Sultan Johor - Anwar Ibrahim tête-à-tête

MM Online - Anwar flown to Johor tonight on Sultan’s private jet (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is currently in Johor where he will be meeting Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, just days after receiving a royal pardon and being released from prison.

Malay Mail understands that Anwar just arrived moments ago at the Senai International Airporton the Johor ruler’s private jet. [...]

It is unclear as to the purpose of the meeting, but Anwar has stated he will be travelling for a fair bit before actively taking part in politics again.

Anwar has said he did not have a time frame for when he should become prime minister, but expressed his eagerness to return to Parliament swiftly.

In an exclusive interview with Malay Mail last week, Anwar said that while he will allow Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as much time as the latter needed to carry out Pakatan Harapan’s reform pledges, he was keen to resume active politics.

Interesting, isn't it - I mean, Anwar and Princess (not Iron Fan) being bestowed the royal honour of flying in HM's private jet which I believe is the latest B737 Business jet (configured to more luxurious setting). Wow and Zoom.

Being a kay-poh I wonder what could have been dibual? I sure love to kay-poh-ishly access the tête-à-tête or to be more proper, royal conversation.

But alas, it's obviously confidential and I must behave.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Freedom of speech & expression?

Malaysiakini - Maszlee: I support freedom of speech but not Zakir's 'extremism' (extracts):

Education minister-designate Maszlee Malik has clarified that his support for controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik extends as far as for the latter’s freedom of speech, but not for his alleged preaching of hatred.
Ever since the Simpang Renggam MP was announced for the ministerial post last Friday, criticism against his apparent support for Zakir has surfaced.

In response, Maszlee explained that his support was based on his commitment to the principle of freedom of speech, but that he did not condone any incitement of hatred, as Zakir has been accused of doing.

“I respect freedom of speech, just like I respect freedom of expression,” he told Malaysiakini in an exclusive interview last night.

That's fine but what about freedom of speech and freedom of expression for Shiites, Qadiani, atheists (wakakaka), LGBT, Jews (Judaists), Ismailis, Ibadis, etc?

Mahathir & CJ Raus - What was discussed?

Star Online - Separation of powers: Dr M should not have had one-on-one with CJ, says lawyer (extracts):

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not have had a one-on-one meeting with Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif, says senior lawyer Roger Tan.

“This should not have happened if we respect the doctrine of the separation of powers strictly,” said Tan in a post on his Facebook page on Monday (May 21).

He said that Md Raus should have declined the invitation to the meeting that took place last Tuesday.

Kay-poh's would sure like to know what they discussed?

I'm sure we are all bursting with curiosity.

Fair trial for Najib?

MM Online - Fair, independent investigation for Najib, says Anwar (extracts):

JAKARTA, May 20 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says investigations on Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case will be conducted in a fair and independent manner.

He called on all parties not to pass judgement on the former prime minister before a thorough investigation and enforcement of the law were fully complied with.

“To him (Najib), (this is) my advice, find a good defence counsel,” he said after a meeting with former Indonesian president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Indonesia’s reform here today.

Very ominous.

I doubt fairness can exist when there prevails a need for 'ch'oot k'ee' by quite a number of 'parties'.

'Ch'oot k'ee' is a Penang Hokkien word which means 'to vent one's fury', wakakaka.

Najib is in deep shit because of this toxic atmospheric emotion. I personally doubt there will be fairness in his trial as unwitting consequence of such emotions against him will predominate. For example, Anwar was reported bas saying:

Najib Razak abused the country’s legal system to imprison him a second time for sodomy.

Speaking to The Observer, the sister paper to UK’s The Guardian, Anwar also said he would not have been jailed if the 13th general election was free and fair as it would have been won by the now defunct Pakatan Rakyat.

The PKR de facto leader told the newspaper that he had, for a time, been frustrated by Malaysia’s institutions, before coming to terms with its frailties and abusers.

That's a heap lot of resentment. And then the Edge Market reported:

Mahathir ruled Malaysia with a notoriously iron first from 1981 to 2003, but now gives off the air of a world-weary academic who is allowing himself to be martyred for his cause.

This election is personal. I feel betrayed by him, I can’t help it. Najib cannot separate personal things from political workings,” he says, describing in a tone of great injury how Najib has banned anyone in government from being in contact with him, even those Mahathir has known for years.

Piles and piles of resentment.

He'll be most lucky to be given a couple of years' jail and send off into exile.

But I am waiting for the MACC's pronouncement tomorrow following Kadir Jasin's 'predictions'.

Chua Soi Lek's "I told you so".

MM Online - Soi Lek: MCA like ICU patient getting wrong diagnosis:

Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said MCA is in critical condition and yet still did not understand what went wrong. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek gave a damning appraisal of MCA’s future today, saying the party was in critical condition and yet still did not understand what went wrong.

In a Facebook post defending his previous stand for the party not to accept any Cabinet post after the 13th general election, the former MCA president said this would have allowed the party to renew itself from within.

He also insisted that MCA did not have any moral standing to claim Cabinet posts on the pretext of representing the Chinese community when the latter clearly rejected it at the ballot box.

It's Soi Lek's "I told you so" moment, wakakaka.


But based on his diagnosis (not forgetting he is a medical doctor, wakakaka), that the MCA could NOT even understand what want wrong in the recent general elections, the future of the MCA looks iffy.

For example, t'was said that (Malaysiakini) MCA president Liow Tiong Lai had attributed the party's defeat to PAS splitting votes, MCA's opposition to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Act 355) and billboards that said "voting BN equals voting Najib and wife".

Aren't those denying the truth why MCA was demolished kaukau by DAP and PKR?

Anyway, just a quick recollection on why CSL departed MCA, Wiki tells us:

In the Malaysian general election, 2013 MCA only won 7 of the 37 federal seats and 11 of the 90 state seats it contested. In the general election in 2008, it won 15 parliamentary and 32 state seats.

Chua said MCA remained adamant in not accepting any government post at both state and federal level, following its dismal performance in the just-concluded 13th General Election. The poor performance in the election led to calls for Chua's resignation.

Chua did not enter the following party poll for President, and in December 2013, Liow Tiong Lai was elected the President of MCA

CSL resigned twice, the first time because of his personal affair and then again after the MCA's disastrous 2013 performance which saw it's meager achievement in the previous 2008 GE being halved.

Recently, his son Chua Tee Yong was defeated in Labis by Pang Hok Liong, a retired DAP veteran called out for party service again. That defeat epitomised the MCA's pathetic standing amongst Chinese.

old cock beating young chook 

Though the MCA might have served the Chinese community significantly in the distant past (eg. obtaining citizenship for Chinese, vernacular education, etc), in recent decades, in fact since 1969 when it was overshadowed by its rival in BN, the Gerakan Party, it had already lost most Chinese support.

Dr Lim Chong Eu, ex-MCA president and former Gerakan Boss

he defeated MCA
 kaukau in Penang in 1969 

That's half a century ago. Admittedly it made a resurgence in the 1982 GE when its president Lee San Choon accepted a challenge from the DAP and contested in a large urban Chinese majority seat, namely Seremban, and defeated the incumbent DAP Chairman Chen Man Hin.

Not only did Lee won his challenge, his party won 24 out of 28 allocated parliamentary seats and 55 out of 62 state seats. Chinese like a man with balls, and Lee San Choon showed them he had the gonads, wakakaka.

But after that, in 1983, unexpectedly Lee San Choon resigned his presidency and cabinet post for unspecified reason. T'was said he didn't get along well with Mahathir just as another MCA bright boy Tan Koon Swan didn't gel with Mahathir.

It did give Chinese the impression Mahathir didn't like MCA's bright sparks who could be too independent for his comfort.

The next resurgence was in 1995, when Ling Liong Sik led MCA to its best electoral performance, winning 30 of the 34 allocated parliamentary seats and 71 of the 77 state seats, and secured a majority of Chinese votes at the expense of DAP.

Ling Liong Sik

"once I was PM of Malaysia" (for a day), wakakaka

MCA did well again in 1999 when following the Anwar 'black-eye' episode, it saved Mahathir's 6 o'clock, wakakaka.

The 2004 GE was its last ever good performance, thanks in large part to what many people believe to be the resignation of Mahathir as PM, wakakaka.

Chinese Malaysians were so rapt at the departure of someone they saw as an unfriendly-to-Chinese person  that they voted MCA in to win 31 of the 40 parliamentary seats and 76 of the 90 state seats the Chinese-based party had contested. Their children today think otherwise and have now placed Mahathir on a pedestal where once Anwar stood.

As mentioned, that was the LAST decent election performance by MCA, when thereafter the party slid all the way down to near-oblivion.

Its virtually total loss of popularity with the Chinese community could be attributed to the following:

(1) UMNO undermining it in the eyes of the Chinese as cowardly, servile (yes-men) and spineless [I don't mean to hurt my mateys in MCA but that's the truth],

This would be the BIGGEST factor for the Chinese community scorning and rejecting MCA, and in parallel, the Chinese community flocking around the DAP.

It's irrational but it reflects the Chinese humiliation, hurt and huff over UMNO-issued policies which they hurl at MCA as both the surrogate and actual target.  

(2) Poor leadership [eg. Liow Tiong Lai was a joke],

(3) MCA's purchase of the independent daily Nanyang Siang Pau which embittered Chinese journalists, Chinese NGOs, a large segment of MCA and the Chinese community. T'was considered as a loss in freedom of the press.

(4) Chinese community's perception of MCA as a corrupt party, beholden to only Tai-Koe UMNO for its leaders' own gains. This image of MCA has stayed with the Chinese since 1969.

(5) Ignoring the public's wrath at the scandals surrounding Najib & family and the GST, and lacking adequate defence of them (regardless of whether the public anger had been justified, instigated or provoked). 

Whether correct or otherwise I invite MCA people to consider the above painful points.

But MCA still has deep pockets and I hope it will put that to good use to rejuvenate the party, bearing in mind the above criticism, namely, if in a coalition be an equal partner, choose good leadership, and stay clean.

But the old formula of either Perikatan or BN will no longer work, so think outside the box.

Who are the dedak makan-ers?

When Nurul Izzah, Khalid Samad and Daphe Iking protested against the police raid and inspection of Najib's premises at some unholy hours, do you think they were dedak-makan-ers.

See Humiliation of Najib in which we read Nurul saying: "I must stress my disagreement in ransacking any home at such an ungodly hour."

I ask because anyone who supports or speaks in favour of Najib, even if based on principles and rules of law, is automatically deemed and indeed abused as a dedak-makan-er.

critics of alleged 'dedak makan-er' themselves taking dedak thro' their asses because they are headless, headless chooks, wakakaka

The man who now wants to "sing"

I can start with:

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king.

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.

If you don't like it, I can change my song according to your taste.