Sunday, September 25, 2016

Malaysian chooks & driving

Star Online - Dead – rooster that ran fowl of road law



GEORGE TOWN: A rooster’s “outing” on Penang Bridge came to an untimely end when a vehicle hit it, killing the chicken on the spot.

Motorists heading towards the island early yesterday were greeted by the sight of the feathered road user running aimlessly on the bridge.

The rooster was also spotted by PLUSRonda and Propel Projek Penyelenggaraan Lebuhraya Bhd (Propel) teams at the first kilometre of the bridge.

PLUS Malaysia Berhad strategic communications head Mohd Nizam Ismail said the rooster was seen on the right lane at about 7.30am.

“Concerned for the safety of road users, PLUSRonda and Propel personnel attempted to catch the rooster to prevent any untoward incident on the bridge,” he said when contacted yesterday.

It is believed the rescue operation lasted only for about five minutes.

“The rooster was killed when it was knocked down by a car,” Mohd Nizam added.

It is not known how the rooster ended up on the bridge. [...]

A clever cheeky headline by the reporter, one which my matey Dean Johns would be partial to, wakakaka.

The first question I want to raise is how fast were the traffic, that with even staff from PLUSRonda and Propel attempting to catch the rooster running around on the bridge, it was still hit by a vehicle?

I recall how motorists in Sing were urged to slow down at a certain stretch of beach-side road because an otter was known to running across that part of road frequently.

And in Oz I had witnessed kind hearted ladies slowing traffic down when geese and ducks with their little ones crossed roads to reach lakes or streams.

Let's all slow down a wee bit and be more patient, especially when there are uniformed people conducting some extraordinary jobs on the roads or bridges, whatever those jobs may be.

I'm never one to waste food or ingredients for food, like for example a recently killed chook, wakakaka.



But one thing is for sure, that Muslims would not have made use of the dead chook because it was not properly sembileh (slaughtered in accordance with Islamic rituals) as both the Muslims and orthodox Jews would only partake of meat from animals or fowls which have been sembileh in accordance with religious prescribed rites.

Once a learned Mat Salleh professor explained to me when I was still young-ish, a teen so to speak (wakakaka), that historically or anthropologically, and not theologically, Middle-Easterners like the Israelites roaming around in the desert or almost-desert regions would consume anything they laid their hands on, including carcasses of unknown creatures which died for quite a while, wakakaka.

Through their years of experience and probably from deaths through contaminated food, the tribal elders began to understand rudimentary basics on health being associated with, among other factors, freshly killed food, hence sembileh came into practised.

On top of that, certain types of food such as shellfish (easily turned bad by heat), mixing meat with milk, etc, are forbidden or non-kosher (haram). Their observations and lessons learnt were turned into part of the Mosaic Laws called kashrut which regulates dietary observance of the faithful.

I have already posted Why Orthodox Jews Don't Eat Pork! In that post I quoted Stewart Lee Allen, author of an interesting book titled In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food in which he wrote:

Historians fancy the notion that Jewish pig phobia stems from their stint as slaves in Egypt during the time when the cult of the god Seth held pigs to be exalted beasts.








Seth, God of Chaos


This may also explain the curious reports that certain Jewish cults used to have secret pork feasts once a year. According to scholar Frederick Simoons, when Seth was overthrown, his beloved spareribs became taboo for Egyptians, save for a yearly feast held at the full moon, a habit some Jews might have picked up."

"Why the full moon? Because the original sacred animal was not the pig, but the similar-looking hippo, which according to ancient Egyptian belief, lives on the Moon. Hippos live on the Moon? Well, yes; the idea is that while some Pharaoh was meditating on the full moon reflected on the Nile, a hippo emerged from the reflection ..."

Additionally, according to Professor Baruch Halpern, who holds the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, in his book David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King, ...





... he stated in the preface that the ancient Hebrews had other gods beside Yahweh, including his consort Ashtoret, though no deeply religious Jew or Christian is likely to accept Halpern's revelation.

Thus, we shouldn't be surprised about the possibility of the ancient Jews worshiping many gods including and particularly Egyptian ones like Seth, and why orthodox Jews don't eat pork.

As for Chinese, so long as the chook has been freshly killed or slaughtered, it's okay for them. Mind, there are then some Chinese who won't eat an animal killed in an accident such as by a car or truck as they believe there would be bad or unhappy blood hanging over the carcass - bad feng shui, so to speak.

I'm not sure about Indian practices and dietary observances.

However the point I have finally come to is that if one accidentally kills a chook on a road while driving, say from Bagan Serai to Alor Setar (wakakaka, in my good old days), and passing through a kampong especially a Malay one though it's not necessarily safer with a Chinese or Indian kampong, the advice is not to stop as the villagers won't take kindly to one killing their fowl, wakakaka.

One will encounter humongous problems extricating oneself from the ensuing mess with the villagers, that is, if one is lucky enough not to be beaten up by the locals in the first place. Compensation of any chook killed, regardless of whether you are right or wrong, may cost one as much as RM300 (in my days), wakakaka.

That's village vigilante justice.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

DAP must hold fast to principles

Malay Mail Online - Pakatan MPs back Mukhriz’s proposal for unified opposition (extracts):


KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24-- Several federal lawmakers from Pakatan Harapan support Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) vice president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s call for all opposition parties to unite under a single banner.

PKR’s Chua Tian Chang and Parti Amanah Negara’s (Amanah) Khalid Samad both agreed that the opposition must agree to band together against Barisan Nasional in the next general election, adding that the details could come after.

“I think the name and logo can be discussed later… name is not a matter. The main issue is to form a grand coalition, which Pakatan has been advocating for all these while,” the PKR vice president said.

PKR, Amanah and DAP are already in the informal Pakatan Harapan pact.

Mukhriz, at a dialogue session in Shah Alam last night, suggested that the opposition form an alternative front, comprising all opposition parties under a single name and logo.

The former Kedah mentri besar proposed the coalition be named Barisan Rakyat, but was pessimistic about how it will be received.

Amanah’s communication director Khalid said that the idea to form of a grand coalition has been mooted several times in the past.

“Amanah has no problem with this...PKR has also been having programmes together [with PPBM] but DAP, I am not sure.



The headline has been grossly misleading because the DAP has NOT agreed to doing so.

DAP frowns at the very idea of serving Mahathir and his son when the former had done enormous incalculable wrongs to the nation and would be considered as the source of our problems even until today.

The said supporters have been identified only as PKR (Tian Chua, wakakaka) and Amanah, because we know that the former (PKR) has already committed its party slavishly, servilely and bodek-ishly to following Pribumi, whilst the latter (Amanah) wants to be in a coalition, any coalition, opposing BN.


Thus, if PKR has abandoned Pakatan, then Amanah might have seen fit to follow suit in the belief that a Sino-Indian dominated DAP might not have the credentials to win over the Heartland, while Pribumi plus PKR might have.


DAP's Tan Seng Giaw and Nga Kor Ming, when asked about the DAP's intention vis-a-bis the Mukhriz-proposed Barisan Rakyat, tap-danced around the idea of becoming part of a Pribumi (read that as Mahathir) dominated coalition.

In fact, recently Lim Guan Eng has had a verbal stoush with Ambiga Sreenevasan over the idea of following Mahathir to hell and back, wakakaka, with LGE opposing and Ambiga supporting.



Much as I adore Ambiga, I believe this time she is wrong, as wrong as Maria Chin Abdullah has been, wakakaka, in asking us to forgive Mahathir for his 'sins'.

There are certain things in life which cannot be forgiven, and must not be forgiven, and the wrongs Mahathir did during his PM days would be unforgiven.

I hope the DAP holds fast to its ideal, that of cultivating the good and avoiding the bad.

The wrathful father

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion sonnys with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her them with great fury.

- Zechariah 8:2



(1) During the Asian economic meltdown, the Finance Minister of a certain country did not help a shipping magnate appropriately, lending only (it was rumoured) half of what the magnate wanted. The Finance Minister who was said to be a future PM (at that time) soon discovered that he was ousted from office for his lack of cooperation.

(2) Sometime between 2004 and 2009, a relative of the Finance Minister of a certain country 'took over' (wakakaka) some lucrative contracts from someone's son. The Finance Minister who was also the PM (at that time) soon discovered that he was ousted from office for his lack of cooperation.

(3) Between 2009 and now, the Finance Minister of a certain country did not help someone's son appropriately, avoiding the family of that someone like the plague. The Finance Minister who was also the PM soon discovered that he was the target of a scheme to oust him from office for his lack of cooperation.

The story on No (3) above continues ... wakakaka.

Hell Hath no fury like a father scorned.




Friday, September 23, 2016

Mamak tak boleh percaya?

From Malaysiakini (extracts):


do you don't mind being called 'mamak tak boleh percaya'

not if you don't

Towards the end of his time with Umno, former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim would defend his boss Dr Mahathir Mohamad in public, but criticise him in private, said a party veteran.

"He would openly defend (Mahathir), but in private or among his close friends and political friends, he would criticise Mahathir from government policies, to his race.

"He always referred to Mahathir as 'mamak tak boleh percaya', 'untrustworthy mamak'," Umno's Lenggeng assemblyperson Ishak Ismail wrote in his witness statement in Anwar's defamation suit against Khairy Jamaluddin.

Ishak added in the statement that the term 'mamak' was at the time considered rude and insulting.

'Mamak' is a colloquial term used for Indian Muslim.

The irony is Anwar himself is also a mamak, wakakaka.

But many mamak tend to work extraordinarily hard to extinguish all semblance of their Indian heritage. One of them, a friend, confessed to me they were ashamed of having Indian blood, which if emphasized even in jokes among friends, would affect their bumi status and also their marriage potential to Malay women
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Birch House Penang - how the British coopted a Taoist god to suppress Indian deities

Just posted a new piece titled Birch House Penang - how the British coopted a Taoist god to suppress Indian deities over at kongsamkok.

It's fairly long so ensure you have time to read it through. Cheers.




DAP struggles against PKR

Malaysiakini - People of S'gor not stupid, PKR leader tells Pua


a fractured coalition?
 

With our amazing and most remarkable Election Commission doing its 'magic' again, which MKINI reported in another piece of news that:


The proposed redelineation would affect the boundaries of 18 out of Selangor’s 22 parliamentary constituencies, which will also affect voter numbers in the state constituencies that lie within these parliamentary seats ...


... Lim Kit Siang (DAP) had proposed an early election in Selangor before the new constituency-delineation comes into effect, but Azmin Ali (PKR) refused to, arguing Pakatan has such a mandate that it should not call for an early election.

Azmin's argument has been faulty, dodgy and based on unknown objectives that he and his PKR inner coterie only know. A mandate has been precisely what Pakatan had obtained in 2013 GE, but then alliances have since changed so much that Pakatan Rakyat is no more, and that huge 2013 mandate provides the precise authority for what is left of Pakatan to reasonably call for a new mandate to ascertain the people's choice with regards to current alliances.

On top of that, an early state election, if held, would not bite very much into the traditional 5-year term, By the time the snap election is in progress the old Pakatan Rakyat would have serve almost 4 out of its 5 years' duty. A
nd best of all, it leaps-frog over the new proposed re-delineation, and avoids suffering the EC's 'magic'.

So what is Azmin Ali's real motive in ignoring the EC's coming re-delineated state constituencies?

The impending disaster for Pakatan Harapan and Azmin Ali's seeming nonchalance towards (but it's likely he might and has already have an escape route, probably unbeknownst to the DAP, wakakaka), has infuriated Tony Pua (DAP) so much so that he felt wont to say about the imperative of a snap election for Pakatan:


"If you ask anybody on the street, they would also say the same thing. You would be stupid to say we should only have an election after the redelineation is completed."

That prompted good olde Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin, a PKR VP, to come out to defend Azmin's stand but using the people of Selangor as a sarong, wakakaka, saying,

"The people of Selangor are not stupid. On the contrary, they are the most enlightened with regard to national politics and the economy".

But Shamsul has gotten it wrong as Tony has actually directed the accusation of stupidity at PKR or Azmin and not the people of Selangor, wakakaka.

Thus Shamsul's valiant defence of Azmin or attempt to deflect Tony's rather poor choice of word, wakakaka, while showing his loyalty to Azmin, has been indication of PKR's moronic understanding of what's good for the future of Pakatan Harapan, that is, assuming anyone in PKR is still interested in Pakatan, wakakaka, as Pribumi has joined the political stage against the backdrop of an UMNO-PAS pact.

But then I suspect Azmin Ali might be far more interested in an alliance with Pribumi.

And we cannot but also recall Azmin's cold but avaricious response to Lim Guan Eng's earlier call for a snap election in Penang state.



Malaysian universities vulnerable to Daesh recruitment

Extract from the Malay Mail Online:


Daesh banner


Daesh is allegedly financed by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar in their bid to stem Shia dominance

Daesh's religious affiliation is Salafi or 
Wahhabism
of the Sunni Shafi'i school

Earlier, in his speech, UUM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said a research conducted by the university’s lecturers at the School of International Studies (SoIS) through Institute for Youth Research (IYRES) revealed there was potential for students to accept the Daesh ideology, although the number was small.

“This is a pioneer research study on Daesh and it involves 2,000 respondents from four zones in Peninsular Malaysia.

“It was found that 15.1 per cent of the respondents had respect for the Daesh ideology, 19.5 per cent were willing to contribute their energy, 9.3 per cent believed they would go to heaven as a reward by joining the Daesh struggle and 7.9 per cent were willing to donate to the Daesh cause,” he said.

Therefore, Mohamed Mustafa said the Daesh ideology must be curbed through more concrete measures such as giving detailed explanations on Daesh, as the varsity students did not have a clear picture of the dangers of the Daesh threats. — Bernama


Amazing! 15.1% of university students have respect for Daesh (IS or ISIS) ideology, which is an organization that makes use of naive Muslim women, some of whom have been Malaysian sweeties, as sex slaves, and who kill children or make them into walking bombs, and who murders and brutalizes (flogging, torture, decapitation, etc) innocent people including Muslims.

In that, they (the Daesh) are similar yet dissimilar to the CPM.

In Emergency days, our police (PFF) and soldiers captured women CT and found condoms in their pack. Our police and military Intelligence were told by the women CTs that as good communists they had to fulfil/help the "needs" of their male comrades when and should the latter needed sex, perhaps not on the back of a camel or kijang, but right there on the Malaysian jungle ground.

The dissimilarities was that the women CTs used condoms to prevent pregnancies which would have curtailed their guerilla activities. The Daesh sex slaves presumably did not use condoms as Islam, like Catholic Christianity, is against abortion or abortive methods. Besides, their sole role was to lie on their back and spread their legs apart for those Daesh fighters.

Back to our university students, 19.5% were 'willing to contribute their energy', whatever that means? It could be from distributing leaflets, spreading IS ideology, collecting donations but with a few like IS militant Mohamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi (also known as Abu Hamzah Al-Fateh) spending on themselves, wakakaka - for more. see my post Patriotism of some Muslims?

But why is above group at 19.5% when the true believers are only 15.1%? Does this mean there are 4.4% non-believers but who nonetheless want to give 'their energy' to Daesh because of peer pressure or hatred for those against Daesh (eg. Shiites, Syrians, some Iraqis, Yanks and other Europeans?) or that it's vogue or fun to support a rebel group like al Qaeda?

But far more worrying has been the 9.3% who actually believed they would go to heaven as a reward by joining the Daesh struggle. Do these gullible guppies also believe the writing of Abū al-Faḍl ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr ibn Muḥammad Jalāl al-Dīn al-Khuḍayrī al-Suyūṭī (1445 - 1505) who wrote:

Each time we sleep with a Houri we find her virgin. Besides, the penis of the Elected never softens. The erection is eternal; the sensation that you feel each time you make love is utterly delicious and out of this world and were you to experience it in this world you would faint. Each chosen one [i.e. Muslim] will marry seventy [sic] houris, besides the women he married on earth, and all will have appetizing vaginas.

The myth of perpetual virginity, despite or rather in spite of being shagged umpteen times, reminds me of Draupadi in Hindu legend. By the by, a wee aside, Draupadi was the principal female personality in the Mahabharata, where the story of that Hindu epic would have been meaningless without her. I'll blog on her in a future post.

Such myths or legends testify to some men's unceasing selfish and avaricious demand for 'untouched, unpossessed, unused' women for their own sexual gratifications or, in rarer case, their worship and respect (eg. Roman vestal virgins, Miryam the mum of Yehoshua ben Yosef).

But some Muslim clerics have put extraordinary and obsessive emphasis on sex and sexual gratifications but notwithstanding it's about the 'after-life', with a chauvinistic bias against women. In Jannah the Islamic paradise, a woman would be entitled to only one male houri-ish partner instead of the 72 (or 70) for men. 

But back to topic, has that been why the Malaysian government spend billions of taxpayers' money, including tax paid by non-Muslims, to educate young Malay-Muslims so that they believe or support Daesh ideology, or become another Dr Azahari Husin, one of the deadliest bomber for Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)?

What is the quantum of Saudi funding for our religious schools? Australia is now worried about Saudi funding for Islamic schools in Australia as a potential breeding ground for Islamist militants.

Last year Jihad Watch reported that the DG of Jakim (the RM1 billion per year organization) Othman Mustapha said some Malaysians with a shallow understanding of Islam have left them vulnerable to IS recruitment.

But I believe that shows that Jakim has been totally useless and a monumental failure (like most of someone's mega projects) despite its annual budget of RM1 billion.

There's no denying Jakim has been a monumental profligacy, a waste of Malaysia's scarce resources and typical of a certain era in Malaysian history where mega failures raised little concerns or were squashed off quickly into silence, and far more worrying, allowed to continue on its useless existence.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Why is Nazri flirting with the DAP?

FMT - Nazri puzzled by MCA’s anger at his efforts to help Chinese (extracts):


KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Minister Nazri Aziz has expressed unhappiness at Seremban MCA’s inability to go beyond politics for the good of the people.

He said his visit to Jelebu was meant only to help promote tourism in the area.

“I went to visit Pekan Titi (in Jelebu) as I wanted to help the Chinese there develop their area, (but) instead MCA got angry.

“So how are the Chinese not angry at MCA?” Nazri told FMT in an interview yesterday.

Negeri Sembilan MCA Chairman Lim Chin Fui had on Sunday slammed Nazri for getting chummy with DAP’s Seremban MP Anthony Loke while he was in Jelebu.

Lim had reportedly posted on his Facebook that Nazri appeared to have “forgotten his identity”.

He warned the Umno Supreme Council member that Opposition leaders could be very “cunning” and “will claim credit for work done by the BN government”.




not one to mince his words, he called Mahathir a racist 

Nazri, however, said this was a “stupid statement” as Loke was there on his own accord and in his capacity as an MP.

By doing so, Loke had also shown him respect unlike the MCA-appointed village chiefs who snubbed him during his visit.

“I would have held their (MCA village chiefs) hands, but they decided to boycott me by not coming down to join me during my visit.

“The one who came was Loke. He respected me and came down.”

Nazri added that he would normally let MCA leaders take credit for tourism events in their areas, but in this case he went down himself so that DAP won’t get any political mileage.

He also said his friendship with the DAP lawmaker was a sign of mature politics, in which differences were set aside after elections.

He encouraged MCA to practise the same, by maybe reaching out to PAS.

“If Negeri Sembilan MCA wants to hug (PAS President) Abdul Hadi Awang, go ahead. Nothing wrong with that.

“In fact, I want to suggest if he wants to hug Hadi, kiss his cheeks three times like in the Malay culture."


Wakakaka, Nazri was sure taking the mickey out (made fun) of the MCA.

Actually I sense in Nazri's word more than what he was seen to be joking about.

As Nazri is known as a PM's man and also a likely portent of the PM's inclination, and he has been accused by the MCA of being chummy with the DAP (as he had been Lim GE in 2014), I speculate his actions as a harbinger of Najib's wooing of Lim (and the DAP)?


then in Penang in 2014 

Then in 2014, Mahathir was highly alarmed by Nazri's friendliness with Lim as it signalled Najib's likely intention to dump MCA-Gerakan for the DAP.

I had then speculated that Najib wanted to progress Malaysia onwards and out of a likely coming slump - obviously he doesn't want to be known or seen as the PM of Malaysia who had allowed his country to become a failed state.

Unlike UMNO's hardliners, he has assessed he needs the nons to support him in his development plans.

The MCA, MIC and Gerakan have been monumental failures in their inability to gather support from the nons, so to Najib they're f**king useless. Sorry for my blunt words but I am bluntly truthful.

PKR is automatically persona non grata because of Manmanlai, wakakaka, and PAS is in general, thanks to the ulama (wakakaka) and their desperate need for UMNO to make up the necessary 2/3 to support the Hudud push, already in the Malay Muslim Unity bag.

By simple elimination, there remains only the DAP which coincidentally has enormous Chinese and to a lesser extent Indian support. Najib wants to harness those support (remember Hindraf, not so much for its failure but for the fact that Najib wanted its claimed Indian support, wakakaka).


In short Najib then dreamed of, and perhaps still does, of emulating his late dad's achievement in forming the Barisan Nasional in 1972.

Hence Nazri would be seen, ad perhaps still should be seen as Najib's Head-kicking Heretic Harbinger (in his pally-buddy chummy relationship with DAP, Lim GE and now Anthony Loke) because for Najib to cooperate directly with the DAP would be considered by its hardliners as an act of political heresy, and wonderful ammo for Mahathir and his Pribumi party.

But that's precisely why Nazri had and perhaps still has the vanguard role, to test the DAP 'water' with his toes and to also take the flak (friendly fire) from the anti-DAP UMNO-ites or Mahathir and his Pribumi's.

Najib of course doesn't necessarily require the DAP to join the BN, but to cooperate in bipartisanship on a number of development fronts.

But recall back in 2014 how Dr Mahathir's withdrawal of support for the Najib government, as reported by TMI on 18 August, sure as hell put a stop to Nazri's suspected coziness with DAP. 

My speculations tell me that, with Mahathir now out of UMNO and in fact its foe, and DAP not on so friendly terms with both treacherous PAS and PKR and also facing the competitive danger of a new Pribumi, Nazri could well be back on track, wakakaka.

Indeed 'tis all to the chagrin and anxiety of the MCA and Gerakan, wakakaka.


with Eli Wong (PKR), Teresa Kok (DAP) and Bruce Lee (MCA, wakakaka)




Police bullied Sidek Kamiso?

From the Malay Mail Online's Insults and police action (extracts only):

SEPTEMBER 20 — When I read about the arrest of former journalist Sidek Kamiso yesterday, his four-hour journey from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru to be presented to a magistrate court to be remanded but was subsequently released, I felt indignation in my heart about the treatment given him.

Why is it that I felt upset by this police action?

First, if the police has said that Kamiso had insulted Islam, then the police must in no uncertain terms say so specifically. In fact, I was looking high and low for what Kamiso had said about Islam.

I do not know Kamiso nor do I have access to his Facebook about his comments so I am unable to read what he has written. But because the police had arrested him, I was indeed curious about what he had said, and why he deserves to be arrested.

Second, I personally feel that it is improper for the police to take him on a four hour journey to be charged in Johor Baru instead of in Petaling Jaya or Bandar Utama where he is living.

Such an action seems to me to be punitive already since the prolonged journey under police custody has no doubt a psychological effect on Kamiso and his family who are left in the dark about his wherabouts.

What is worse is that Kamiso was released as the court denied the police their application for a remand. It seems to mean that the police has no real case against him, and from the news report, there was little to substantiate their case for a remand.

If the police is doing this deliberately, then it tantamounts to police bullying. And this must stop. If they are genuine, then they are doing their job but a very poor one at that. I know that the police can be very efficient but why the seeming inefficiency here?

Then, I thought about the family and the consequences of police action on Kamiso’s wife and children making them to go through unnecessary trauma. [...]

I would like to remind the police that justice must be seen to be done fairly across the board in our multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural nation. It is not only about insulting Islam but also insulting other people’s religions.

What I am referring to are insults in the past that a number of pro-establishment people have made regarding other people’s religions. In particular, UiTM organised two seminars in the recent past of a year or two ago where the presenters asserted that the Gospels of the Christians are fake.

This is certainly an insult to Christianity. My question is why did the IGP not take any action at all? Until today nothing has been done.

The same could be said about the cow-head incident in Shah Alam offending the Hindus greatly.

Or in the case of vandalising idols in the temple in Ipoh a year or so ago, no charge has been taken against the culprit. Except that the police “became medical specialist” and recommended the culprit to be hospitalised.

IGP must explain, or he is no one more than the head of a trouble-making agency which is under public salary where he and any of his policemen can be sacked.


Election in modern times demand removal of weightage for rural constituencies

From the Malay Mail Online's Of one man, one vote in Malaysia, extracts only as follows:

The Federal Constitution, specifically Section 2 (c) Thirteenth Schedule states that: “The following principles shall as far as possible be taken into account in dividing any unit of review into constituencies pursuant to the provisions of Articles 116 and 117— ... (c) the number of electors within each constituency in a State ought to be approximately equal except that, having regard to the greater difficulty of reaching electors in the country districts and the other disadvantages facing rural constituencies, a measure of weightage for area ought to be given to such constituencies; ...

Clearly, our Federal Constitution has prescribed for the principle of One Man, One Vote but with condition of having regard to the greater difficulty of reaching electors in the country districts and the other disadvantages facing rural constituencies, a measure of weightage for area ought to be given to such constituencies.

The prioritisation of rural constituency is not new and other country such as Australia, specifically the state of Western Australia has similar clauses in their Electoral Distribution Act 1947. One important fact that we have to bear in mind is that all these clauses were added in at the time when roads are few and telephone operator is still in use.

In the Australian case of Attorney-General of Western Australia v Marquet, the Australian High Court had decided that in present day, constituency shall not be given more weightage as improvements in the means of communication had removed, or reduced, a justification commonly offered for disparities.

As a matter of fact, even the most rural constituency in today's Peninsular Malaysia has mobile telecommunication coverage and road, as such preferential weightage to rural constituency shall no longer be a valid reason as improvements in the means of communication and infrastructure had removed, or reduced, a justification commonly offered for disparities.

Hence, it will be unreasonable to diminish the value of the votes of the citizens who resides in populous urban constituency and any executive action that diminishes the value of the votes due to fact that they live in populous urban area, is as serious as denigrates rights, privileges and immunities of a person and in violation of Article 8 (1) Federal Constitution as citizen is entitled to be treated and protected equally by law.

***

Example, explain the disparity between two urban (not rural) constituencies such as Putrajaya (17,500 voters who are mainly pro UMNO) and the proposed new Damansara (now still Petaling Jaya Utara) where the latter constituency will have its 85,000 voters increased to more than 150,000 (most would be pro Pakatan).


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PAS quo vadis

DAP's chief strategist Liew Chin Tong, who is quite a deep thinker, posted a piece in FMT titled Umno-PAS political realignment: Time for clarity (you can read it for yourself) in which he welcomed more 'clarity' from PAS as to its current political alignment, especially in Selangor.


Liew informed us that Nanyang Siang Pau recently published news that PAS and UMNO has formed a pact in Selangor not to contest against each other in the coming Selangor state election, whence UMNO will contest PKR whilst PAS will contest Amanah, presumably in a election fight to the death.

I am inclined to read from that news that UMNO must have assigned MCA, MIC and Gerakan to sort out the DAP in Selangor, wakakaka.

But back to PAS-UMNO pact, Liew said that has been welcomed news because PAS has been lately (since the PAS-DAP fallout) acting coy with its political position ambiguous, especially for its members in Selangor where up to now, they have been fighting against UMNO (as per the wish of Allahyarham Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat). 'Clarity' of alignment would be useful to PAS members to know where the party's new direction is, such as it will now fight against Pakatan (DAP, Amanah and also PKR) and cooperate with its erstwhile devil, UMNO.

And may I also add my two sens worth of thoughts, wakakaka, that indeed 'clarity' of PAS' intention and political direction are needed for some kaki kangkang people whom PAS has been seducing that moronic party into believing (or its moronic wistful wishing) that PAS will continue its bullshit cooperation with the morons, wakakaka.

Historically PAS like PKR was a part of UMNO in the earlier days of our Malaya (not Malaysian yet) politics. It broke away as a splinter group because of ideological differences where PAS naturally wanted more emphasis on religion, complete with draconian punishments and less liberal practices among Malays, whilst UMNO was more of a nationalistic party.

(Note: PKR was formed by Wan Azizah initially as KeADILan to free Anwar Ibrahim, full stop).

So PAS and Mothership UMNO parted ways and became two quite ideo-different parties. Their acrimonies for each other were notorious to the extent that families in places like Terengganu were split asunder because of religio-political differences, who refused to talk to each other and even prayed at different mosques, etc etc etc.

Such had been (and still is) the mighty hold of the religion of Malayan Islam and its invincible un-questionable ulama, and the Heartland's deep religious devotion and associated religio-political conviction for both the religion and ulama.

This should be the ultimate political lesson for Pakatan vis-a-vis winning support from the Heartland, and to f**ks with Western ideals such as democracy, freedom of speech, equality of sex, one man one vote bullshit, no inhumane capital punishment, etc.

Subsequently (after May 13), PAS found itself working with UMNO under Razak's new coalition of BN (1972), and later found to its immense regrets when it was played out kau kau by UMNO. Allahyarham Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, more popularly known as Tok Guru, the former spiritual leader of PAS, kept reminding PAS members of the treachery of UMNO and NEVER ever to work with the nationalistic party.

But our Pak Haji Hadi Awang believes otherwise, with his views abetted by the late Haron Din and former PAS DP Nasharudin Mat Isa, the latter seen sitting on the floor at Najib's feet and doing UMNO's work.

Yes, PAS' clerics or ulama prefer to work with UMNO as PAS today is more of a Malay party rather than a supra-nationalistic (above racial lines) Islamic party under the late Tok Guru (Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat). It's Malay-ness has emerged to overshadow its veneer-thin Islamic skin.

Pak Haji Hadi has also re-assessed PAS' political position and strength, now that it is no longer part of Pakatan and thus won't enjoy its hitherto Chinese support, previously (in 2008 and 2013) sponsored strongly by the DAP.

Thus without the Chinese support in some (approx 60) federal constituencies where its respective 25 to 35% Chinese voters could play king-maker roles to the benefit of PAS and making it the biggest winner among Pakatan component parties, Pak Haji has quietly abandoned his dream of governing Malaysia under a PAS-led government.

And don't forget the late Haron Din's very public announcement (or threat to Pakatan member parties) that PAS would work with "other" coalition if not Pakatan to push PAS' cherished hudud into effect under Malaysian legislation. And what other "coalition" would there have been post 2013 (ignoring Ikatan and Pribumi which were then not yet formed)?

So Pak Haji assesses that, with PAS reverting back to its true "Malay" self instead of being more of an Islamic party under the late Tok Guru, and without its once enjoyed Chinese support, its future better lies with cooperating, at least for a while until it can eat up its partner as it tried unsuccessfully to do with the DAP, wakakaka, with another powerful (which rules out pathetic PKR) Malay ultra party, namely, UMNO!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Apologies and forgiveness still missing

Anwar was significantly evasive when asked by reporters whether he has forgiven Mahathir. I suspect his nifty tap-dancing, a specialty of his in saying neither this nor that, wakakaka, has been a result of his daughter's sharp reminder that Mahathir ought to apologize first.


was that 'tuak' in a Sarawakian long-house?
was that why the two were laughing away?

wakakaka 

The Olde Man has been equally evasive in not doing so, especially so when he desperately wants Anwar's cooperation. Mahathir has even avoided committing himself to a Pribumi government freeing Anwar, which effectively means he won't free Anwar - for more, see my post Will Mahathir free Anwar?

Nurul Nuda's timely reminder to all and sundry has also dawned on her father, who was initially rapturous about Mahathir's appearance in court to support Anwar but is now having a rethink, wakakaka ... because Nurul Nuha's words have been a sweet reminder to her dad of the correct priorities in political life.



And socio-political activist Dr Kua Kia Soong has also cautioned Anwar not to be so hard up in giving Mahathir what the latter wants without a proper apology; additionally Dr Kua also wants Mahathir to apologize for a host of other issues - for more see my post Should Mahathir apologize to Anwar?

The reality is Mahathir and Anwar hate each other, and have come together recently for different objectives. Mahathir wants Anwar to help him marshal Pakatan behind his Pribumi against Najib so his son Mukhriz can be PM one day, while Anwar is grateful and desperate for any attention in his current dire circumstances, and wishes with those attention he will shortly be free to continue his amazing political career.

While Mahathir has withheld his commitment to freeing Anwar (meaning he has no intention of doing so), Anwar's unsurprising rashness has been smartly moderated by Nurul Nuha's timely words thus we now see Anwar's deftness again in his evasive answers to those who repetitively asked him whether he has forgiven Mahathir (meaning he hasn't unless that old fogey apologises first, wakakaka).

Mahathir can find consolation in Maria Chin Abdullah's advice for all to forgive Mahathir. Maria Chin Abdullah has been a forgiving type - she even called a rebellious ill-disciplined ex air force officer a hero - what a bloody joke.

Malaysian reign of terror?

Former journalist Sidek Kamiso was arrested by police in the wee Gestapo hours of the morning in PJ without any arrest warrant but was taken by the uniformed thugs to Johor Baru (why PJ to JB?) to be remanded, but later a court refused police the right to remand him. The Star Online reported:


Sidek’s wife, Norlin Wan Musa, on her Facebook, posted an account of how two plainclothes policemen had jumped over the gates of the house and banged on the door demanding entry at 4.40am.

He said the two could not produce an arrest warrant despite Sidek’s repeated request.

“One guy showed my husband his police ID card. But the guy put it away as soon as I approached him.

“They came in and took his phone, went upstairs to our bedroom to look around and later insisted on going into my kids’ room.

“I refused to let them in and told them I will not allow them to intimidate my children.”

Norlin said before taking her husband away, they took his laptop and her husband’s photo, which was in the bedroom.

She said it was appalling that anyone could just come in and intimidate someone without an arrest warrant, in the safety of his/her home and take someone away.

This morning, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had said three individuals were arrested for insulting Islam after Haron’s death.

Khalid, however, refused to reveal their identities during the press conference.

Sidek is among a trio arrested for posting tweets and FB pages on the death of Haron Din, while we are fully aware that DAP's Jeff Ooi has been called in by the police (so said the IGP in a threatening manner) for SS interrogation questioning. 


Far earlier, on 22 May 2014, DAP's RSN Rayer was charged for sedition in using the word 'celaka'. Yes, SEDITION for using the kampong word of 'celaka' (damn) which my late mum used regularly when she drew a lousy mahjong tile during a game.

But in April this year the court dismissed those moronic charges against Rayer kau kau. What a bloody waste of police time while a sweet young innocent Indian girl was chopped to her death in Selangor and thugs run amok in various parts of our country. 

And quite frankly I don't believe the IGP when he said the police is investigating Ali Tinju for threatening Maria Chin Abdullah with her life. Bullshit!


Similarly all the current police bullshit about arresting people over tweets and FB comments on Haron Din's death could and should be considered a monumental waste of taxpayers money, but then the police answer to the UMNO-led government, who now wants the police to harass Jeff, probably to demon-ize the DAP in Malay eyes.

Looks like the UMNO campaign for GE-14 has started.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Najib finally listens to Mahathir

During Mahathir's PM-ship he wanted federal constituencies with a mixed ethnicity, where they were possible, along the lines of 65-70% Malays and 30-35% Chinese plus or minus here and there a bit, because in those days the majority of the Chinese were solidly behind the BN as they were behind Perikatan except for May 1969.

The old man didn't quite trust the Malays as they might vote PAS, wakakaka. So much as he didn't want to, he had to rely on Ah Chong, Ah Beng and Ah Tong.



Mahathir knew the Chinese would support him for his business-oriented government even though other factors weren't as rosy as could be, but to the Chinese, business was business where they could somehow earn a living, come what may.

But the only permanent thing was and still is 'CHANGE' itself because a newer generation of Chinese grew up, with better education and thus higher political expectations. They were/are also more vocal, opinionated, assertive and believe in themselves as Malaysians rather than migrant Chinese who were/are here in Malaysia  only to earn a living and return to China, and f**k politics - better to play mahjong, wakakaka.

Now, Malaysia is their only home and they want their politics to better their country, personal living conditions and ensure a brighter future, hence they participate far more in politics than did their parents and grandparents.

At around the same time, AAB became PM and it has to be acknowledged he allowed better freedom for the press/media where unfortunately the worst in UMNO politics (displayed during their party general assemblies) were shockingly witnessed by the Chinese from TV shows - UMNO had stupidly telecasted their general assemblies live. UMNO members' shows of ferocious racism were terrifying to older Chinese.


Thus apart from younger Chinese Malaysians, the elder Chinese Malaysians were also convinced that UMNO was no longer as reasonable as it had been during Tunku's time - the reasonable limit was broken by younger more ferocious UMNO members who also wanted a piece of the pie, a big big piece please, or f**king else - and were finally won over by their younger people's persuasion that the time to change government was nigh upon them. And like May 1969, March 2008 happened.

Once the change happened, it would be very difficult for BN to put all shit back into Pandora's Box. Like sharks moving in for the kill on the scent of blood, 2013 happened again, which saw the near decimation of MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the total eclipse of the PPP, the party of the late D.R Seenivasagam, the once Ipoh-King, an Indian loved by Chinese as Karpal Singh was too in Penang.

Mahathir was never fond of the Chinese, motivating and manipulating them only for his own political interests. In fact, I believe he dislikes (if not hates) them very very much. He told off Najib for paying too much attention and giving too much concession to the Chinese who didn't appreciate Ah Jib Gor, who Mahathir voiced publicly, should have paid more attention to the Malays.

I'm afraid to say there was some truth in that (of Chinese deserting the BN in 2013), but leave it to Mahathir to express his immense nasty dislike for the Chinese despite their support of him and UMNO especially in 1999 (where Chinapeks saved his sorry ass) and AAB and UMNO in 2004.

And guess what? Now Najib believes his words finally and we see the Election Commission doing its usual gerrymandering to ensure the Malays become politically stronger, where Putrajaya has only about 17500 voters while Tony Pua's newly-named seat of Damansara (until that change becomes official it's still called Petaling Jaya Utara) has a new proposal by the EC to be made up of 150,000 instead of 85,000 voters.

Thus a voter in the new Damansara will have 1/9 (one ninth) the power of a pro UMNO voter in Putrajaya. Make a guess who's a non and who's a pro UMNO voter?

Hey, where did that extra 65,000 votes come from to join up with Petaling Jaya Utara's 85,000 voters.

They are mainly Pakatan supporter and will be shaved off from Kapar (which had 150,000 voters) to weaken Pakatan's hold on the latter seat.



G Manivannan Gowindasamy of PKR

G Manivannan Gowindasamy of PKR who replaced S Manikavasagam of same party (in a PKR internal tussle) in Kapar in 2013 GE will be in deep trouble in the reduced strength federal seat because he won Kapar in 2013 with only 56.17% of the votes.

When the EC moved 65,000 of your supporters to dump them in an already Pakatan-committed Chinese-dominated seat of Damansara (Petaling Jaya Utara) it's very painful. And it won't benefit the DAP in Damansara in any dramatic way.

So Najib has finally obeyed Mahathir and accepts that he won't rely on the Chinese anymore. I wonder whether Mahathir will now be pleased with his erstwhile mentee, wakakaka.

Note: The above discussions only focus on the proposed Damansara (Petaling Jaya Utara) and Kapar federal seats. There are more under the wicked hand of the EC, where it's possible that Pakatan will lose a few federal seats by the EC's "magic" as well as the state of Selangor.

Azmin Ali may turn out to be the last Pakatan MB of Selangor, while Nurul Izzah may also lose her federal seat of Lembah Pantai.