Monday, January 16, 2017

HRH Johor: Mahathir used race for selfish, opportunistic motives

Star Online - Johor Ruler slams Dr M over Chinese investment comments

Ironically the man who de-fanged the royals for their untoward activities is now being chastised by one of them for his untoward nonsense.

I urge you to read the article yourself. It's an excellent criticism of Mahathir's current evil. I use the word 'evil' in accordance with what HRH Johor had said him, to wit:

“Dr Mahathir and his allies are only talking negative things, most of which are a figment of his imagination and evil thoughts.

“I feel sad for him because he had to lower himself to this point. It is okay to disagree but please do not concoct things.

He used to hate western press but now he is quoting everything from the western press. He has forgotten many things he has done,” he said.

Tuanku had earlier said:

“Enough is enough. I have so far restrained myself from commenting on the controversy on Forest City generated by Dr Mahathir and his supporters.

“But Dr Mahathir has gone too far with his twisting of the issue. He is making allegations that 700,000 mainland Chinese will stay in JB, and that citizenships will be given away, and that huge tracts of land have been sold to the Chinese.

“He is giving the impression that Johor is surrendering land to the Chinese and that we are giving up our sovereignty, comparing even how we gave up Singapore to the British,” he said in an interview at Istana Bukit Serene here.

His Royal Highness said he did not wish to intervene in politics but he had to set the record straight as “the facts have been twisted by people with twisted minds and intentions”.

“Let me ask him this – Forest City is to be built on reclamation land and most of these units are condominiums. In simple language, these units are up in the air. They are strata units.

“I would like to ask Dr Mahathir if these foreign buyers can just take their apartments back home or carry off an inch of the reclaimed land

“Take a look at the number of foreigners who have bought pro­perties in Singapore. Are the Singaporeans in that tiny island republic worried? No, they are not and they, in fact, welcome affluent expatriates there.

“Here, we have Dr Mahathir creat­ing fear, using race, just to fulfil his political motives. He’s not stupid, he’s just selfish and opportunistic,

Mahathir has earned himself the title of Maharaja Belakang Pusing. There have been too many to list here for now. BUt worse, as I have posted often enough, HRH confirms Mahathir uses racial issues or turns his politicized issues into racial ones, just to get his way.

I am deeply disappointed with the DAP for entertaining and allying themselves with this old evil man. They have forgotten the words of Ramkarpal Singh, who carries his father's legacy of the highest political propriety, to say the DAP should not work with Mahathir.

In April 2015 the now-defunct TMI published a news report titled Working with Dr M to remove PM will be a ‘disaster’, Pakatan told.

In that report we read Ramkarpal's opinion on working with Mahathir (extracts):

“The question of working with Dr Mahathir is an unimaginable disaster waiting to happen."
Ramkarpal said that working with Dr Mahathir would mean that PR would just be maintaining the status quo of a Mahathirist regime, allowing “corruption to continue”.

And last year Ramkarpal's sister, Sangeet Kaur Deo, must have been equally alarmed by LKS' dalliance with his former archfoe, perhaps compelled by his anxious desire to win the next general election whatever it takes (even with Mahathir) so as to end on a glorious chapter to his almost half a century of political struggle, since 1969.

Sangeet Kaur was compelled to state during debates at the DAP national conference (via MM Online):

“I want to clarify at this stage that it was interesting to see Tun Mahathir in support of Maria’s release when it was him that was instrumental in the cruel enforcement of the ISA.” 

Mahathir has certainly earned his dubious sobriquet of Maharaja Belakang Pusing.

But Sangeet Kaur has been aware of Mahathir's all-too-apparent hypocrisy. She ought to know how evil Mahathir had been when it was his draconian regime that incarcerated her father Karpal Singh three times, in 1987, 1989 and 2000.

And ironically LKS was also detained in Ops Lalang, thanks to that same Mahathir draconian regime.

SIRIM should grade Mahathir's current hypocrisy as 101% bullshit with the potential to metamorphose into anti Chinese venom, and may I say the metamorphosis has occurred.

Continuing with Sangeet's statement, “Now I strongly urge the leaders of DAP to be very mindful when we choose our allies. Yes, there are no permanent friends, there are no permanent enemies, but there must be permanent principles. And when we choose our allies, we must be sure that their principles are genuinely in line with ours.”

We know by now that Mahathir has no principle at all, let alone permanent principles.

But what Sangeet Kaur said, obviously referring to Mahathir, has been exactly in line with her brother Ramkarpal, namely, that Mahathir's principles (or lack of) aren't those of the DAP.

And may I add in conclusion, nor those of LKS, given his current nyanyok mentality and heedless rush into an unholy alliance with Mahathir, which has turned him sadly from being my hero to being a big bloody zero.

But alas, as I mentioned, Lim Kit Siang has his own Old Man of the Sea on his shoulders, namely, Father TIME which may prevent him from realising his aim of overthrowing UMNO politically. Hence Lim has now jumped into bed with the worst PM of Malaysia of all times, a Mahathir hell-bent on using his old punching bag for his political tirades.

And of his punching bag has always been his much hated Chinese Malaysians, Chinese Singaporeans and now Chinese Zhōngguórén. And it pisses me off that LKS is ignoring this vile racism.

Mahathir doesn't care what divisiveness his polemical rants will cause so long as he can through those anti Chinese tirades frighten, anger and scare the sh*ts out of the Malays into his camp, to vote for his son.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Seat swap a MCA 'face-saving' bull?

Malaysiakini - Penang MCA may seek seat swaps (extracts):

Penang MCA will not rule out the possibility of seat swaps and loans among Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in the state, as a strategy to ensure BN's victory in the 14th general election.

Its secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan said MCA is very open and had accepted the fact it could not compete on its own strength and that it needed
support and cooperation from BN component parties to ensure victory.

"We need to collaborate with other BN component parties. We have lost two terms (in Penang) and we need to accept the fact that if we have seats, but the candidates from any other BN component parties are stronger, then we should acknowledge them and give our support to the candidates.

"And, if there were seats held by another component party, but our candidates seem stronger in those constituencies, then we may persuade them (component parties) to give our candidates a chance to compete."

What Ong Ka Chuan has said (above) has been nothing more than a face saving gesture, to mask its loss of its previous share of allocated Penang seats.

In 2013 MCA contested in 4 Penang parliamentary seats and 10 state ones. It lost all, as did Gerakan.

I think Najib has assessed that MCA will once again lose any seat allocated to it, and has probably redesigned BN's allocation of Chinese seats.

But who will be given MCA's previous allocations in Penang?

That is Najib's dilemma.

Once I suspected Minister Nazri wanting to co-opt the DAP into BN, to be the principal Chinese-based component party.

But I also recall that at that time, Mahathir (then still in UMNO and mentor to Najib) sensing Najib's move to jump into bed with a party he (Mahathir) hated and probably still does, wakakaka, namely, the DAP, threatened Najib, telling him not to mollycoddle the Chinese but to focus on the Malays.

Najib then backed off.

Today MCA and Minister Nazri are still NOT kawan, wakakaka. I suspect it's because of that.

from FMT (19Sep 2016):
 Negeri Sembilan MCA is not amused by Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz getting chummy with DAP leader Anthony Loke.

MCA chairman Lim Chin Fui [said] it was improper for Nazri, as an Umno supreme council member, to have such close ties with their political rivals.
His comments were made following pictures circulating on social media of Nazri giving Loke a bear-hug. Nazri also recently admitted to being on good terms with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. 
The shot of Nazri hugging Loke was apparently taken when the former was at Titi on Saturday, at one of his stops during his visit to Jelebu.
“It looks like he (Nazri) has forgotten his identity,” Chin Fui reportedly posted on Facebook, Sunday.

But back to intermediate future possibilities - perhaps Najib is thinking of giving MCA's allocation in Penang and Perak to Gerakan, and Gerakan's Selangor and Johor allocations to MCA, hmmm, something along those lines, a North-South divide?

It's possible that MCA may surrender its seat to Penang UMNO where those seats have, say, around a 65:35 (Malay:Non) ethnic ratio.

In April 2013, the now-defunct TMI in its editorial Is there still a point to MCA’s existence? stated:

Even its closest ally, Umno, has little confidence in the party that was formed in 1949, to champion the interests of the Chinese as we head towards Election 2013.

Umno plans on fielding its candidates either in all of the DAP seats or most of them in Johor as the Malay vote is more dependable than Chinese support, according to its strategists.

That is sound political strategy.

In fact, Umno leaders have a better chance of scoring more Chinese votes than MCA.

Hadn't the last sentence above been the most tragic indictment of how far MCA had fallen, even way back in 2013?

Apa boleh buat jika cina bodoh

Today Malaysiakini publishes 'Bigger than life' Dr M, Muhyiddin, Mukhriz kick off Bersatu.

3 for price of one statement
Chinese in Malaysia, Chinese in Singapore and the DAP

But I wonder whether there has been a typo (spelling mistake) which if not made in the first place might have read 'Bigger than lie' Dr M, Muhyiddin, Mukhriz kick off Bersatu.

Secondly, RoS has already warned the party about using the abbreviation 'Bersatu', apart from the reality that it is not bersatu with anyone other than PKR, and is truly a pribumi party and not for non-bumi like Chinese and Indians.

Thirdly, Mahathir claimed he will remove the GST but 'gradually', exactly like he promised when he was PM to make all of us Bangsa Malaysia but then announced that it's not time yet as Malays are still behind the nons, presumably commercially, financially, economically and whatever-cally, thus Bangsa Malaysia will be implemented 'gradually', say, in a thousand years?

Fourthly, he has been condemning BR1M as Najib's dedak but now has belakang pusing, as he has been wont to do, to say his party will make it (BR1M) a statutory aid. But I wonder whether Auntie Lee and Auntie Susila will still receive BR1M under his government?

Is there anything at all that he said, has said, says or will say that we can ever believe him?

But mind you, he will be prompt and continuous in his anti-Chinese rants, whether that's against Chinese Malaysians, Chinese Singaporeans or Chinese Zhōngguórén, so long as he can through those polemical anti Chinese ravings frighten, anger and scare the Malays into the so-called umbrella of his 'protection' (but in reality his political sway).

'ni cina bodoh, apa kita boleh buat, ya 'Min 

Danger of Wahhabism in Malaysia

Recently we heard of Wahhabism sneaking into Malaysian lives insidiously, affluent Malaysian lives that is.

Wahhabism is an extreme form of Islam which originated in Saudi Arabia, and is still practised by the Saudi Arabs there as well as allegedly the Daesh or ISIS.

They sometimes called themselves Salafists though some Salafists told them to f**k off, saying Wahhabism is ultra fanatic, and is a vile deviant sectarian movement.

The National Fatwa Council of Malaysia has said Wahhabism has no place in Malaysia because the sect is fond of badmouthing other Sunni schools of Muslims as apostates, just because the latter don't subscribe to the extreme Wahhabi teachings.

The council said that the Wahhabis are extremists and therefore ill-suited in Malaysia, a country where most Muslims are Sunnis of the Shafi'i madhhab or school of Islamic Law.

Coincidentally, last year in July the Pahang Mufti was reported as labelling those who opposed Islam as 'kafir harbi'.

a most dangerous comment of potential incitement

Nur Jazlan Mohamed, the deputy home minister, said such labelling would be extremely dangerous especially in the wake of the first terror bombing on the Movida bar in Puchong by Malaysian Islamic State (IS) recruits in Malaysia, and would abet the self-radicalisation of Malaysian sympathisers.

Malay Mail Online reported:

Professor Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid of University Sains Malaysia’s (USM) political science department said the Pahang mufti's remarks can result in “young zealots” resorting to radical action to those deemed as anti-Islam or “kafir harbi”.

“Attacks can also be carried out against any institution of the state, because it is such institutions, and the political system as a whole which has reputedly allowed the presence and activities of such kafir harbis.

“And let us not think that when terms such as kafir harbis are used, it is limited to non-Muslims in Malaysia.

“IS, as we know, as a militant movement which replicates the original teachings of Wahhabism as prevailed in the Saudi state formed out of a collaboration between eighteenth century Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab and tribal leader Muhammad ibn Saud, bears a strongly takfiri [ex-communication] disposition. So even Muslims who voice their opposition against the hudud Bill may find themselves targeted for violence,” [...]

The USM academic also said Abdul Rahman should have been more responsible with his remarks, considering his position as a religious official and scholar.

Ahmad Fauzi said Abdul Rahman’s refusal to offer an apology of any kind betrays an arrogance characteristic of many ulama who believe their position and knowledge allows them to say anything on religion without being held accountable.

seditious? why haven't police investigated him? 

“While it might not be fair to link him directly to the Puchong bomb attack, proclaiming his innocence will only invite further careless statements by public figures,” the USM don said.

On Wahhabism and its clerics, in 2015 Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, a Saudi cleric appeared on a video to argue the sun revolved around Earth, and demonstrated his theory, already shattered by Galileo more than 400 years ago in 1610, wakakaka. He showed in his bizarre attempt:

“First of all, where are we now? we go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?! focus with me, this is Earth” he said, holding a sealed water cup.

He argued that if a plane stops still in air “China would be coming towards it” in case the Earth rotates on one direction. It the Earth rotates on opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because “China is also rotating.”

Mind, the poor idiot was merely following the footsteps of another earlier cleric who was, until his death, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Baz.

Abdul Aziz bin Baz in 1976 ruled in a fatwa that the Earth was flat and that it was a great blasphemy to suggest otherwise, wakakaka.

Here's an example of Wahhabism, reported by FMT:

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s highest-ranking cleric has warned of the “depravity” of cinemas and music concerts, saying they would corrupt morals if allowed in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

“We know that singing concerts and cinemas are a depravity,” Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh said in a television interview cited by Sabq news website late Friday.

Doesn't that remind of someone in Temerloh, whom many of you voted for to kick out Saifuddin Abdullah via the ABU movement in 2013?

You Dumbos!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

art of black magic by science of purple bullsh*t

Malaysiakini - USM cancels black magic seminar

Last year, there was much criticism over the so-called “anti-hysteria kit” at Universiti Malaysia Pahang which was sold for the handsome price of RM8,750.

The kit contained chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray and formic acid and the producers claimed that it wards off evil spirits.

Ironically, the same year, there was an announcement about a Standard Operating Procedure to combat the practices of which [witch] craft.

In 2014, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities organised a forum to help local Muslim doctors reconcile their beliefs in spiritual being and black magic with modern medicine.

Bloody spoilsports.

I could have learnt a few tricks of the trade (santau) to poison some of my naughtier visitors, wakakaka, no no not to death but to make them sh*t kau kau, wakakaka again.

But on another issue, jokes aside, I must admit I'm amazed, nay, flabbergasted by the price of the anti-hysteria kit sold by UM Pahang. It's at the unbelievable price of RM8,750.

anti-hysteria kit approved by mufti of perak

from FMTIt is official. Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria has given his endorsement to an anti-hysteria kit developed by a local university, reports Harian Metro.

The kit, which consists of commonplace items such as chopsticks, salt, vinegar, pepper spray and formic acid, was developed by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and launched at the Ministry of Education last week.

“We get injections for health reasons — this does not go against the teachings of Islam,” said Harussani to Harian Metro.

bonus - buy 1 kit, get free raja bomoh consultation? 

And it even has chopsticks, which we all know are Chinese cutlery, unless we want to split hair and say they are the pointy Japanese version or the metal Korean version, wakakaka.

Are they halal, and is la vinagre as well?

Vinagre is French for vinegar while Vin is for wine.

But damn it, I am interested in santau especially santau angin, thus USM in cancelling its seminar on said esoteric topic will now lose out to UM Pahang and UKM in the study of esoteric art & science, as well as lose my keen participation at the forum where I could have then meet up with bloes I don't like, wakakaka.

I wonder why our universities with so much "amazing discoveries" have not been placed among the world's top 100?

Would Adenan Satem have approved?

MM Online on police arrest of a 17 year old kid for alleged FB defamatory comments on Adenan Satem:

KUCHING, Jan 14 ― A 17-year-old student was arrested today for an alleged defamatory comment she made on Facebook about late Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Dev Kumar said the girl was arrested at 10.45am today by Mukah CID.

“Her case is being investigated by Bintulu CID under section 500 of the Penal Code and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act,” he said in a statement here today.

He said as of today, 40 police reports had been lodged in 12 police districts. Investigation is being conducted on seven of the reports.

“So far, five individuals have been arrested by Sarawak police for posting defamatory comments regarding the passing of the Chief Minister”

Many Sarawakians regard the late Adenan Satem as an admirable person, but I wonder whether the late grandfatherly personality would have wanted to see a kid being arrested for alleged defamatory comments again him.

She's just a kid and should be counselled, not arrested.

We tend to be heavy-handed in protecting our leaders which may be too counter-productive in the long run as deep set resentment may build in.

I feel it would be better to inform, educate and counsel rather than threaten, intimidate and arrest.

And I believe too that the late Adenan Satem, being the kind compassionate grandfatherly figure he was, would have wanted it the gentle kindly compassionate way of educating and counselling young kids.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sedition complaint on Guan Eng by 13-year old

Malaysiakini on how a 13-year old reported Lim Guan Eng for sedition:

I'll use everything to stop you from criticising my Bill

everything ? yes, I know  that already 

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng questioned if the police was trying to protect BN component parties by launching a “sedition” probe on him.

Lim said two police officers from Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, questioned him today over his statement on Nov 23 urging Gerakan, MCA, MIC and SUPP to quit BN.

The parties were asked to quit the coalition over the coalition’s stand on PAS’ proposed Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).

Lim is being probed under Section 4(1)(c) of the 1948 Sedition Act which deals with publishing seditious statement. [...]

It was learnt that one of the individuals who lodged a police report against Lim was a minor (13 years old) from Ampang.

“I don’t recall there were any protests, the reports seem to come out of nowhere, it is a frivolous investigation,” Lim said at a press conference today.

“At the end of the day, it is up to the police to proceed, but to whose benefit? These are the new challenges I have to face,” Lim said.

Why police don’t question PM?

Lim decried the police force's double standards for targeting him when he issued the political statement.

He denied questioning Islam but said he was merely giving his views on the proposed amendments to Act 355, saying it was not in line with the Federal Constitution.

“Prime Minister Najib Razak has also been the subject of many police reports but why hasn’t the police taken any statements or probe him?” Lim asked.

“If statements are taken from me for all my statements, I don’t have to do my job, but why the same action is not carried out on the PM?” he further asked.

“There seems to be a special treatment when it comes to me,” he said.

Isn't our police amazingly efficient ..... in cherry picking (selection mengikut suka-sendiri)?

Parliamentarian questioning UUC355 investigated for sedition?

MM Online - Guan Eng under sedition probe for questioning Hadi’s Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 ― Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is scheduled for questioning by Bukit Aman police for alleged sedition over his statement on the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, his lawyer said.

Lim's lawyer R.S.N. Rayer was quoted by English daily The Star that the police were expected to question the DAP leader at his official office on Level 28, Komtar today.

“We were told Lim would be investigated under the Sedition Act. The police will be coming at 11am.

“I will be accompanying the CM during the questioning. We will co-operate with the police as we always do,” Rayer said, referring to the chief minister.

Lim had said in a statement in November last year that the DAP opposes the proposal for the law also known as Act 355, claiming it is “hudud-like” and runs contrary to the Federal Constitution.

was this seditious or Lim Guan Eng's questioning of UUC355? 

Lim also claimed that the failure of several Barisan Nasional component parties to leave the ruling coalition was seen as a form of tacit approval of Umno's support for the private member’s Bill by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to raise the punishment cap by Shariah courts.

This is extraordinary, a parliamentarian is being investigated for sedition because he questioned Pak Haji Hadi Awang' UUC 355.

It's not unlike RSN Rayer being charged for sedition because he called UMNO celaka, but which the court dismissed kau kau.

There should be a law against frivolous allegations and the police should have been mindful of that instead of responding like a marionette (patung) to every of UMNO's accusations, especially against parliamentarians like Guan Eng and Rayer.

celaka seditious? 

I read just a couple of days ago that Guan Eng's son is still being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student 6 years ago, yes SIX years ago.

Malaysiakini reported:

Police are still investigating claims that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's son had sexually assaulted a schoolmate, almost six years since the allegations circulated on pro-Umno blogs.

Police received six complaints alleging that the then 16-year-old boy had committed the crime, and that money was paid to ensure the matter was not circulated online.

Lim had vehemently denied the allegations while the headmaster of the school the boy attended said no such incident occurred there.

"The case is classified under Section 500 of the Penal Code and to date no one has come forward to say they have been molested, or to confirm the incident.

"The case is still under investigation, to determine the identity of those who spread the allegations," Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in a written parliamentary reply during the previous sitting of Parliament last year.

He was responding to a verbal question from Lim, who asked why no action has been taken against those who spread the lies.

The claims were published, among others, on pro-Umno blogger Papagomo's website.

Papagomo and buddy

Former police officer Wan Mohd Azri Wan Deris was today ordered to pay Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim RM800,000 in damages over blog posts as “Papagomo”, despite continued denials that he was not the offending blogger.

Wan Mohd Azri was ordered in another trial to pay businessman Abdul Razak Mohd Noor RM500,000 in damages over blog posts penned by “Papagomo” that implied he was a liar who earned millions of ringgit in the Commonwealth Games.

from MM Online

The allegations were accompanied with a picture of the so-called victim.

However, Anya Corke, a one-time Hong Kong chess champion whose picture was used, denied knowing Lim's son or that she was molested.

“I have not visited Malaysia for seven years. I have never met or even heard of any of the people involved. I have never been physically assaulted in any way.”

“The only way in which my ‘modesty was outraged’ has been the publication of my picture in connection with these scurrilous and unfounded rumours.”

The bloggers then claimed that her picture was randomly used to protect the identity of the real victim.

Yes, and kaytee was the real Shahanshah of Shangrila.

Don't the police have anything worthwhile to do than to respond to UMNO's Black Underground Loathsome Liars (BULL)?

But all above means that there is now no more doubt the general election is just around the corner.

Malaysians too sensitive?

MM Online - Another Facebook user in hot water over Adenan post (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — A second man was arrested today for posting allegedly defamatory and provocative remarks about the late Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem on Facebook.

The Star Online reported this evening that police in Sarawak and Pahang teamed up to nab the 36-year-old man in his Kuantan house at 5pm, adding that he will be flown to Kuching tomorrow to be investigated further.

While I am not advocating slander and vile insults on the internet, especially against the 'dearly departed', and that we should as far as possible be always civil to others, I think Malaysian authorities might have been either extra sensitive or extremely intolerant.

The late Adenan Satem was a public office holder and though now gone and we should always (as far as possible) respect the dead, he should not be above criticism for his performance in office.

I hope the authorities are not exploiting his sad death as an excuse to intimidate citizens into silence about the performance of public office holders.

Another factor which has attracted official/police attention has been allegations of insults to religion. The authorities must draw a clear distinction between the religion itself and the clerics. While the former should not be subjected to vilifications, the latter are fair game if their performance to their parish and/or in the public arena have been questionable - eg. Islam is sacrosanct but not JAKIM or any Mufti.

Australian very conservative (former) PM John Howard selected a cleric to be governor-general of Australia. The Queen who was/is the titular head of state of Australia then approved the selection. But the governor-general, who would be considered as the Oz equivalent of a deputy Agong, was hounded from office because of criticism of his time as a cleric.

Wikipedia says: Peter John Hollingworth AC, OBE (born 10 April 1935) is an Australian retired Anglican bishop. Engaged in social work for several decades, he served as the Archbishop of Brisbane for 11 years from 1989 and was the 1991 Australian of the Year.

He served as the 23rd Governor-General of Australia from 2001 until 2003. He is also an author and recipient of various civil and ecclesiastical honours. 

In 2003 he became only the third governor-general to resign, after criticisms were aired over his conduct as Archbishop of Brisbane in the 1990s.

In the West, the sort of adverse remarks one reads being made against national leaders such as PM, ministers (presidents etc) and public servants have been and are the norm. The only comments not tolerated would be incitements to kill, riot, rob, riot rape, terrorise, etc.

Government office holders are not permitted to sue any members of the public for such insults and accusations. It's their public duty to explain why the accusations are not true, not hide behind the intimidation of lawsuits using taxpayers' funds.

Many years ago, the CEO of a government department launched a lawsuit against a member of the public for saying this and that about him. He was excoriated for misusing public funded budget of his department for what was considered as his personal purpose, to protect his over sensitive skin. I have to confess I do not remember how the case ended up as, but it's a norm for public officer holders not to sue but to account/explain - that's the duty of a public servant.

Over in the West, when one offers oneself as a public figure and steps into the pubic arena, one should consider such insults (strong and aggressive or even vile criticisms) as normal fare and part of his territory.

I am aware that Malaysians of all races desire 'face' and consider insults or every lil' thing as the person being biadap and unforgivable. And I suspect some ministers think they are maharaja's and should be ampu/bodek.

It's our culture which in itself is not bad because it forces us in general to be polite, courteous and well mannered, but we needn't involve the police at every turn of the corner. 

I believe the police who seem to be ultra swift when it comes to certain insults, should focus more on crime prevention and terrorism.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Malaysian football

sweetie ta'mahu sokong liao, jadi Tan Sri cari jalan lain, wakakaka 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― An unnamed person with the title of “Tan Sri” forced MARA and its entities to sponsor the Kelantan Red Warriors football team, said the Johor crown prince today.

Challenging the “Tan Sri” to explain the decision, Tunku Ismail Tunku Ibrahim also appended photographs of documents showing a RM500,000 sponsorship by University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and an additional RM200,000 by Pelaburan MARA.

UniKL is wholly owned by the federal agency.

“When the nation's economy is weak and when there are fiscal cuts here and there, you still proceeded to use the funds meant for Malaysians to fund The Red Warriors as the chairman of Mara,” he said in a Facebook posting today.

Tunku Ismail did not specifically name the individual, but the current MARA chairman is Tan Sri Annuar Musa, who is also a former president of the Kelantan Football Association.

The prince then pointed out that the move came at a time when UniKL cut its s
cholarships from RM2 billion to RM1.3 billion in 2016.


where's that Aziz Nazri when you need him?

RM2 billion minus RM1.3 billion = RM700 million, which may explain why UniKL was still able to donate RM500,000 to FA Kelantan, and f**k those applicants for scholarship.

Hmmm, any cut in MARA's allocation?

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― Tan Sri Annuar Musa said he will not respond to Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim's demand for him to explain why Mara was made to sponsor the Kelantan football team.

The former Kelantan Football Association president also insisted that he did not have any disagreements with the Johor royal and was not seeking to be involved in personal exchanges with Tunku Ismail.

“I don't owe an explanation to him. If I were to answer, he would be embarrassed again like the pendrive issue; I don't want to embarrass him again” ...

Annuar, it's not a matter of Tunku Ismail being the TMJ or a member of the Johor royalty or an ordinary citizen.

The problem is: you CAN'T provide an explanation! Wakakaka.

Football has always stirred the fire in our nation's wannabe-Pele, and quite frankly, the royalty has not been innocent as well.

A large number of VIPs, either royalty or politicians, desire to be the state's or nation's FA President, believing in or rather, wakakaka, fantasizing on what and how he do to make his team the best in Malaysia or the region or the world. 

There is undeniably a sincere passion by most Malaysians in the game but some of these VIPs did more to interfere and hamper the progress of the team and game than to help, wakakaka.

Once I was my department's team manager and in a department's inter-branch game, saw that my branch manager was not playing well, so I called him out with the intent to replace him with another player.

But, wakakaka, wannabe-Diego ignored me despite the referee stopping the game and pointing out to him the team manager (moi, wakakaka) had the right to change players during the match. Wannabe-Diego just ignored the referee who was also in the same branch, wakakaka. Of course I copped it sweet from the branch manager, one Mr Soon, after the game which my side lost, wakakaka.

FIFA  World Cup is the only tournament which beats Olympic Games in popularity 

Once upon a time Malaya was at the top of regional football during TAR's days. We were only worried about the Burmese (trained by East Germans) and South Koreans (trained by West Germans), wakakaka.

Tunku was definitely an ardent fan of football and was the brains behind the Merdeka tournament which became the model for many nations in Asia. But like our football, the Merdeka tournament is no longer the premier football game for the region.

On the other side of the coin, our players can do with some discipline and semangat. Malaysian players tend to 'give up' too easily and worse, show merajuk-ish poor sportsmanship.

They need to emulate the exemplary attitudes of the South Koreans and Japanese sportspeople which have demonstrated sterling discipline and never-say-die sportsmanship.

As the Koreans would say to moral-boost themselves, "Fighting" while raising a clenched fist to indicate their resolve, which all mean they will fight until they die.

Maybe it may be a good idea for us Malaysians and Malaysian sportspeople to adopt the motto of the Army Rangers of Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban.

Literally translated from Iban, it says "Still alive, still fight" which in more figurative translation would be:

Whilst there is life, there is fight or As long as I live, I shall fight!

In the Iban language the motto has a nice ring to it and is uniquely Malaysian.

But well-meaning VIPs should come down to the cold realization that, yes, they can sponsor the team financially, but they must leave the training of players to the professional coaches and managers and NOT interfere.