Sunday, August 20, 2017

Well, who is UMNO nominee for MB Selangor?

MM Online - Khir Toyo: Where are BN’s candidates for Selangor MB? (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Barisan Nasional (BN) should finalise its list of potential candidates for the post of Selangor mentri besar and show it to the public for approval to prove its seriousness in winning back the country’s richest state, said Dr Khir Toyo.

The former Umno Selangor MB noted there was a general perception that BN lacked strong leaders in the state, adding that part of the reason was because no one knew who were the preferred candidates.

“They should already be having a top 10 list, and if Umno and BN can showcase these candidates, and their credentials and get public feedback before the next election, at least people have an idea of who will lead in Selangor, who will replace Pakatan and Azmin Ali,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

Khir Toyo is right you know, because up to now we have no firm idea who may be the next BN MB of Selangor, that is, assuming BN could win the the next state election.

OK, most people mention the name of Noh Omar but only because he is the head of UMNO Selangor. But he hasn't have an impressive track record other than to bodek Najib, wakakaka.

There is no doubt Khir is rubbing it in for being blamed by UMNO as the sole cause of BN losing Selangor in 2008, but to be fair to him, he couldn't be blamed also for BN losing Kelantan, Kedah, Perak and Penang in that same year.

Maybe Khir Toyo can now award Noh a broom, wakakaka again.

But it's a relevant and serious point by Khir Toyo. It's the same serious deficiency for Pakatan Harapan in not having a designated PM or shadow cabinet.

Using all sorts of excuses to avoid naming a clear-cut PM-designate is a humongous political incompetency which does not merit the trust of intelligent voters - note 'intelligent' voters, wakakaka. 

But such a significant remiss of political competition is an indication of the instability of a party or coalition, to wit:

(a) UMNO in Selangor and BN in Penang (wakakaka), and

(b) Pakatan as a federal coalition.

There are two possible reasons, namely:

(a) a lack of strong personality like Lim Guan Eng in Penang and formerly Alhamdulillah Pak Haji Nik Aziz in Kelantan and Peh-Mor in Sarawak, or Anwar Ibrahim in the case of Pakatan Rakyat, and

(b) the fear of in-fighting among component members of the Pakatan coalition because there is no strong leader (agreed by all as in the case of Anwar Ibrahim previously) to moderate the greed and dissatisfaction among the tenuously connected allies.

Apart from the PM post, everyone especially Azmin and Maddy-for-his-representative-or-son wants to be the Finance Minister and/or Home Minister.

Nowadays, with Internet and a host of info-disseminating apparatus, UMNO doesn't care about the Malay teachers network and their grass root contacts and thus to f**ks with the Education Ministry. Besides, supporters are now more conscious or even crazy of money.

The Gods of Wealth and Brutal-Power are far more respected.

The 'Unprincipled'

MM Online - In next GE, Kit Siang predicts PH to win Perak with 39 seats (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Pakatan Harapan stands a very strong chance of winning Perak in the general election should the coalition face three-cornered fights in all 59 seats in the state against Barisan Nasional and PAS, Lim Kit Siang said.

The veteran DAP leader predicts PH to secure 39 seats and BN taking the remaining with PAS winning none if the Opposition pact receives 10 per cent swing in the Malay vote along with 5 per cent more non-Malay support.

“It is not an easy task to bring about a swing of votes from Barisan Nasional in the 13GE to the Pakatan Harapan in the 14GE, but all patriotic Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or even politics, must unite to save Malaysia from becoming a failed and rogue state for the sake of our children and children’s children,” he said in a statement.

There are a couple of "if-s" in Lim Kit Siang's prediction, namely:

(a) PH receives 10% swing in the Malay vote along with 5% more non-Malay support, and ...

(b) Malaysians of ALL races, religions, regions or even politics, must be patriotic so as to unite to save Malaysia from becoming a failed and rogue state.

Let me comment on LKS' "if-s" as follows:

First of all, was LKS talking about a nationwide swing of Malay and non-Malay votes to PH, or was he talking about just Perak state?

He did mention 'Malaysians of ALL races, religions, regions ...', so was the 'regions' supposed to mean all 'regions' of Malaysia or all 'regions' of Perak state?

That's the impreciseness of LKS' political bullshit.

Anyway, 5% swing in non-Malay support may be a hard sell as virtually all (though not actually all) non-Malay support are already with Pakatan component parties, namely, DAP, PKR and Amanah. 

Can DAP and PKR still wring blood from an already dry stone?

But non-Malay votes are not yet with Pribumi as it's only a newcomer though with an old detestable evil ketuanan policy.

Mind, not all is lost as some young Cinapeks and Indians love Mahathir as a new political Moses.

They are, as what Professor Khoo Kay Kim recently said, 'buta sejarah', failing to realise how the Old Man mutilated our hallowed public institutions like the independent Judiciary, non-aligned civil service and wasted our national resources on FOREX, Maminco, Perwaja, MAS, Proton, etc even including 'aiding' a failed shipping company.

Getting rid of Najib for alleged corruption is one thing but do we want to do that by replacing him with a known evil dictator who had done terrible things far worse than mere kleptocracy?

From the fire back into the sizzling hot frying pan?

As George Santayana advised: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it".

That Santanyana advice by the by applies to not only the young Cinapeks and Indians but also LKS himself as he ought to remember 1999 when he was kicked out by the Chinese for slutting around with a very feral intolerant PAS. Now he does it with a feral ultra ketuanan Mahathir.

LKS should remember that there is also sunset in his politics 

As for a 10% swing in Malay votes, obviously LKS cannot rely on useless PKR but is depending on his old arch foe but current boyfriend, Mahathir, to work his old UMNO-but-now-Pribumi bullshit.

Can the old Dictator do it? Though he too ought to remember 1999 as he had to rely on his bête noire (particular object of dislike), namely, the bloody Chinese voters, to save his bigoted arse - then many Malays had rejected him for his vile treatment of Anwar Ibrahim. But typical of treacherous Mahathir, he f**k-ed the Chinese off after he retained his PM-ship, even unto telling Najib to ignore those Chinamen. Now he is back again to woo the Cinapeks.

As for LKS' second "if", namely, that Malaysians of ALL races, religions, regions or even politics, must be patriotic so as to unite to save Malaysia from becoming a failed and rogue state for our children and our children's children, he is desperately appealing.

BTW, have I told you how much I detested that much abused word 'patriotism' where Samuel Johnson told us: "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel".

Looks like LKS is a scoundrel clinging desperately on to his straw of 'patriotism', wakakaka.

Meanwhile, Azmin Ali too sluts around with Pakatan Harapan's enemy, PAS, and shows, regardless of his survival needs, he is NOT a person to be trusted by DAP or even PAS.

Politically promiscuous pariahs might harbour festering political HIV-AIDS which will spread to infect all component parties of PH.

Coincidentally today, I read The Malaysian Insight's Forget unprincipled parties, Amanah tells allies in which an quite angry Amanah (PAN) chided PH to stop courting unprincipled parties.

Hmmm, who does the term 'unprincipled parties' (note plurality in the word 'parties') refer to?

PKR? PAS? or even Pribumi (in reality UMNO Baru-er for good old Mukhriz's sake)? But I think we could include LKS as another "unprincipled party", wakakaka.

The Malaysian Insight reported that ... Perak Amanah chief Asmuni Awi said today, in an apparent reference to allies seeking a tie-up with PAS. [...]

The Islamist party has also been supportive of Umno lately.
"What we should do at this final stage before the next general election is strengthen PH."

“The past is gone. Don't waste time chasing those that have no backbone ," Asmuni said at the state Amanah's second convention.

His remarks are believed to be directed at some individuals in PKR who are open to forging a pact with PAS.

"We know 'those' better than others," said the former PAS treasurer.

Was he referring to Azmin Ali or even Wan Azizah? Wakakaka.

By the by, Azmin Ali who has shown us the unprincipled mannerism in his PKR-only slutting with PAS without involving or consulting PKR's Pakatan allies, has the brazen nerve to demand that Pribumi's discussion with Hindraf to include the Hindu-based party in PH must first be discussed within PH. Malaysiakini reported:

Persatuan Hindraf Malaysia (PHM) possible role as part of Pakatan Harapan's cause must be predicated by discussions by coalition members, said PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

"It needs to be first discussed among Harapan (leaders). We will have a presidential council meeting soon and if it is included in the meeting agenda, it will be the issue we will discuss," Azmin told reporters at Gombak, Selangor ...

Memang 'ni Azmin adalah seorang yang pandai double standards. Ia tidak mengerti peribahasa bahasa inggeris 'What's good for the goose is good for the gander'.

But then, Azmin is notorious for his Dökkálfar go-it-alone self-interest treachery. He demonstrated that when he stabbed the DAP in the back during the last Sarawak state election - for more, see my post PKR signals war to DAP in Sarawak.

Thus of late, it seems the only "principled" political parties seem to be Amanah (PAN) and PSM.

Don't believe me? Ask Aneh Commander (retd) TLDM S Thayaparan, wakakaka.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Son of Something2Hide?

After my post Pribumi member claimed Nothing2Hide chaos was deliberately started by Pribumi in which we learnt that Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin, PPBM Shah Alam security director, claimed the commotion at the Nothing2Hide forum 'exploded' (with flares and flying chairs) when Mahathir was asked a question about Memali.

Wan Mohammad said: “I lodged the first police report because I want the police to investigate the fracas. A video clip of the forum shows that the chairs were hurled in my direction and not towards PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I suspect that those involved were from among the organising committee, secretariat and several PPBM members themselves.
“The chaos was triggered to prevent me from asking Dr Mahathir several other questions after those on the Memali incident were asked by others”

Maybe there was Something2Hide, wakakaka - see also my post Something2Hide? in which I wrote:

Tuan Ibrahim has been succinct in posing a question now confronting Pakatan Hrapan and which I bet, Lim Kit Siang dares not answer, namely:

... if those who previously pursued justice for Memali victims have muted their hunger for the truth simply because they needed Dr Mahathir’s political clout for the next general election ...

... which I would like to paraphrase as:

... if those who previously pursued justice for Malaysians who suffered during Mahathir's 22-year premiership have muted their hunger for the truth simply because they needed Dr Mahathir’s political clout for the next general election ...?

Then yesterday the Star Online published Pribumi member Mohamad Taufik sacked over forum fracas, which extract follows:

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth committee member Mohamad Taufik Abas claimed that he has been sacked over the fracas at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum in Shah Alam last Sunday.

He said he came to know of the sacking over Twitter but had yet to receive an official letter from the party.

He regarded as unprofessional the action by Pribumi Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in sacking him over social media.

His sacking was attributed to him raising a question on the Memali tragedy when party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was fielding questions.

"I only came to know of it through Twitter. Can you imagine a Youth wing leader resorting to this, it’s too childish. There should have been an official letter, I should have been called up at a closed-door meeting, not in this way,” he told a press conference here Friday.

He also said that during the fracas at the gathering, chairs were hurled at him and not at Dr Mahathir.

The commotion erupted as Dr Mahathir was replying to a question on the Memali tragedy.
Several guests started throwing footwear, chairs, water bottles and flares.

“When I asked a question about the Memali incident, Tun replied. When I asked the second question, the chairs were thrown close to me and others.

“Then there were people claiming that this was designed to injure Tun when it was clear in the video clip that he was far away and was unhurt”

It seems 'sacking' unwanted vocals within one's party seems normal in Pribumi, not unlike UMNO, but then they're birds of the same feather.

So, was there really Something2Hide?

Maybe Pribumi Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman may have Something2Say? Wakakaka

Fatwa from Pribumi Party 

Wolfpack or lapdog-pack?

MM Online - Dr M and his wolf pack — Karamjit Ghill (extracts):

Hmmm, not a wise choice of title for Karamjit's letter as the term 'wolf pack' had been associated with Hitler's storm troopers and U-boat marauding fleet in the Atlantic, namely the Wolfpack Siegfreid (Oct 1943) and Wolfpack Seewolf (1941, 43 and 55).

This would imply Mahathir is like Hitler, wakakaka.

If Karmajit was referring to Hindraf, maybe the term 'dog pack' wakakaka would be more appropriate.

lap dogs 

OK then, let's now discuss MM Online's Dr M and his wolf pack by Karamjit (extracts):

Once personified as the saviour of Indians circa 2007, Waythamoorthy enjoyed the wave of support from Indians using Tun Mahathir as the bogeyman.

Dividing the Indians along religious line, their existences hinged on the works of Tun Mahathir who defiled and betrayed the Indian community in his 22 year master class rule of Malaysia.

Hindraf made the Indians look at Tun M as a form of abomination that caused planned ‘genocide’ using police and other Government tools to depress the population of the Indians.

Now what gives?

Well my dear Karamjit, don't blame Waythamoorthy as he has merely taken a leaf out of LKS' Book of Revolting Volte-Face Treachery.

Who caused the systematic neglect, displacement and marginalisation of the Indian community?

In fact it is Hindraf’s Waytha who said that Mahathir’s era was the worst time for Indians in the country. It was during this period that Indians lost out to other communities.

Mahathir, driven by a pathological desire to deny his Indian ancestry, ensured that the problems faced by the Indian community were not given any importance.

Karamjit matey, didn't you read my post Mahathir's lineage of Yemeni origin? in which was mentioned a Facebook posting by the Mukhriz Fan Club (Mukhriz is the 3rd son of Mahathir).

That Facebook posting by said Mukhriz Fan Club gave two fingers to the silly allegation that Mahathir had Indian (Kerala) ancestry. It (Facebook posting) claimed that those from Kerala are not native to India but of Yemeni lineage. Wakakaka.

al-Kutty ibn Abdullah 

That's not unlike what we all know, that most Chinese 
are not native to China but of Saudi lineage, wakakaka.

al-Kaytee ibn Abdullah 

Today you choose to cheerlead with him. Why?

Dedak lor.

Time and time again Hindraf has made a farce of creating political roadshows dragging the Indian community through their chaotic ideals.

Hindraf typifies a hangover that the poor Indian community has to face every time the GE comes around the corner.

all for what, hindraf?

Clearly, Pakatan Harapan has lost its fortitude to preserve and protect their principles. We watch in horror at the desperation of Pakatan in welcoming these uncouth personalities and muddying the once clear conscience of opposition struggle at the pinnacle of which was led by Mr. Karpal Singh.

We are back to square one after all these years. The struggles of Reformasi and Ubah have been undone and obliterated.

Well Mr Waythamoorthy you can be the SECOND greatest traitor, next to Lim Kit Siang.

Friday, August 18, 2017

'Hao Siao'

As a Penangite I've always taken pride that I was born in and brought up on a wonderful island where the lingua franca was Penang Hokkien.

the real laksa in Penang, not the bloody imitation curry-mee in KL and elsewhere 

That lingo not only unifies the true Penangites of all races but also distinguishes us Penangites from Mainlanders, and I mean Mainlanders of Peninsula Malaysia, wakakaka.

KL sweeties told me Penang Hokkien was sexy. I suppose that's because it has cleverly assimilated the 'softer & subtle' Malay and Thai languages with English, Tamil and the Hokkien that's a sub-dialect of Zhangzhou (漳州; Hokkien: Chiang-chiu) - different from Singapore Hokkien or Taiwanese Hokkien but could be mutually understood to a reasonable degree.

Today, sadly due to the influx of Mainlander Chinese into Penang, wakakaka, only 64% of Penang Chinese speak Penang Hokkien when once it was 100%.

Batu Pahat ay lang 

The growing younger set speaks only Mandarin whilst the others speak Cantonese. An American linguist warns that with the preferred usage of Mandarin by the younger generation, in a few more years Penang Hokkien may well become extinct like Latin, wakakaka. Pro Ora Nobis.

Though CM Lim Guan Eng is Hokkien and no doubt can speak the dialect and Cantonese as well, I doubt he can speak fluent Penang Hokkien (unless he has been secretly practising, wakakaka).

But former PM AAB can speak Penang Hokkien fluently as was revealed by Star Group Boss (group managing director/chief executive officer) Wong Chun Wai in an interview some years ago.

Wong heard AAB asking his (Chinese) Private Sec "What time it is?" in fluent Penang Hokkien (Tong kim kooi tiam liao?)

Anyway, today when I read The Malaysian Insight's Kepala Batas folk go ‘yawn’, as 3Ms roll into town (Kepala Batas in Penang State, not the one just before Jitra, Kedah, next to the RMAF Alor Setar base) I could not help but smile, rather broadly if I may confess, when I read the following:

Retiree Isa Saad, 62, from Pokok Sena in Tasek Gelugor near Kepala Batas heard about the ceramah but also decided to give it a miss. He was sick of the politicking and hearing both sides of the political divide slamming each other in their speeches.

“I think I have had enough. They just badmouth the other side. I rather attend religious lectures. 

[the above yellow highlighted view was shared by a Chinese interviewee in Kepala Batas]

“In the 1980s, I was interested in politics. I went to BN ceramah and even DAP ceramah. I listened to Lim Kit Siang criticise the government and Dr Mahathir,” he said.

Now, Dr Mahathir and Lim are on the same team in the opposition.

“The Chinese would call this ‘hao siao’ (hilarious or ridiculous),” Isa said.

He was also unimpressed by Dr Mahathir, saying a man who is 92 should call it a day.

“He, too, has his legacies. He mentored (Prime Minister) Najib Razak, so how the student is behaving today is the result of his teachings, right?”

M: wa boay kah-see lu kau kau

N: lu taan ku ku

Wakakaka, his ability to say 'hao siao' rather appropriately when he commented on the on-off-on-off relationship between arch-foes Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang and now bromantic-allies Lim Kit Siang and Mahathir shows in no uncertain terms his pedigree as a 101% Penangite and his command and dexterous use of Penang Hokkien.

The Malaysian Insight was civil in translating ‘hao siao’ as 'hilarious' or 'ridiculous'. Those two words are quite correct but I feel not quite spot on. Nonetheless they suffice as 'polite' translations especially in ladies' company.

The most accurate translation for ‘hao siao’ is 'bullshit', wakakaka, and I kid you not.

Yes, one could also use words like 'bluff', 'not true', 'joking' (in an unbelievable incredulous implausible way), 'nonsense', etc. But really, the best translated word is 'bullshit', wakakaka again.

Isa Saad knows that the current pally-buddy relationship of Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang is nonsense when one easily recalls them 'only yesterday' as irreconcilable arch-foes, in other words, 'tua hao siao', wakakaka, where I have added to Isa Saad's term another Penang Hokkien 'tua' which means 'humongous', wakakaka again.

Anyway, the cool reception towards the 3-M's arrival must be disappointing news for Pribumi, considering it's The Malaysian Insight's news report - the news media portal is believed to be a reincarnation of the once-highly popular (but now defunct) The Malaysian insider, a known pro-Pakatan media portal.

sunrise at abdullah fahim mosque kepala batas penang

Of course Kepala Batas isn't exactly Kubang Pasu or Pagoh, respectively the strongholds of Mahathir and Muhyiddin but there has been a decidedly lack of curiosity, quite different from the huge crowd which would throng Anwar Ibrahim's ceramah anywhere.

Just as an indication of the disinterest shown especially by Malays in Kepala Batas, the following are two of their views, as reported by The Malaysian Insight:

Housewife, Rafeah, 48, from Penaga in Kepala Batas said she also did not know about the ceramah and was not interested to attend.

She said she has housework to worry about.

“Whoever is in the government, prices of groceries will still increase. It is just the same. So, I rather not know about ceramah or what the politicians have to say.”


Mechanic Muhammad Fitri Mohd Jifri, 21, said he was too busy trying to make a living to care about ceramah and politics.

“I am from Pinang Tunggal. People in my area don’t discuss politics much. So, I didn’t hear any talk about the ceramah.”

The youth, who just started working three months ago, is also uninterested to attend tonight’s ceramah.

“I don’t really care. There are so many things I have to sort out since I just finished my studies. My basic salary is just RM1,100 and I need to think about rent, EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund), the rising cost of living,” he said.

Azmin Ali prefers PAS to Chinese support?

The Malaysian Insight - PKR could gain PAS but lose friends and allies, warns analyst:

The Selangor government think tank, Institut Darul Ehsan said that: “The IDE study found that only 1% of Chinese in Selangor would support PAS. If their anger at PAS is transferred to PKR for cooperating with it, PKR is finished in Selangor.” 

Unfortunately, PKR still insists on allying itself with PAS who has just rejected them, though it's suspected some in PAS might want some form of association with Pakatan, principally for the Chinese votes which come along with DAP's friendship, superficial and false as the 'friendship' might have been.

There is unlikely to be anymore Chinese support for PAS but Institut Darul Ehsan fears the 'dislike' virus may spread across to a slutting PKR, wakakaka, which may see the demise or near decimation of the so-called Reformasi Party in Selangor.

And we haven't even factored in PKR's internal fractional tussle yet.

Ilham Centre executive director Hisomuddin Bakar said that ... PKR risked alienating Chinese voters if it continued to pursue political cooperation with the Islamist party.

He warned: “There is a big possibility that Chinese voters will abandon PKR if it patches things up with PAS. Just a 20% swing in the Chinese vote will cause PKR to lose all its seats in Selangor.”

Hisomuddin reminded PKR that in GE-13 in 2013, PKR had benefited from 80% of the Chinese vote while PAS, 60%, but obviously the latter is gone.

PKR’s continued slutting with PAS has deeply disappointed its Pakatan allies because any compromise with PAS will adversely affect Amanah and Pribumi.

But let's face it, Azmin Ali is now fighting for the survival of PKR, at least in Selangor if not elsewhere and he for some reasons believe an alliance with PAS even at the expense of Chinese support is the answer. Maybe he has taken Chinese support for his party too much for granted.

But it's also mentioned that the reformist fraction in PKR may yet revolt at the thought of working with Mahathir whom they detest with all their might.

Hisomuddin also warned that ... Such a scenario could see Amanah and Bersatu revolt and place their candidates to run against PAS, even if PKR had promised those seats to PAS.

Apparently, Azmin's dalliances with some PAS leaders are all very hush hush which further annoys other Pakatan leaders.

Poor Azmin is caught between the Devil in PAS and the Deep Blue Sea in Chinese support.

Bloody Chinese again ... ooopsy ... I am one too, wakakaka.

Mahathir's mighty mandores

Extract from FMT:

Who knows, Gandhi might also be from Kerala

PETALING JAYA: DAP man Zaid Ibrahim has welcomed the idea of Hindraf cooperating with Pakatan Harapan to help the opposition coalition win the coming general election.

“Everyone has to join hands to defeat Barisan Nasional, and Hindraf has taken the first step,” he said in reference to recent talks between Hindraf leader P Waythamoorthy and PH chairman Mahathir Mohamad.

The talks centred on the prospect of Hindraf becoming PH’s fifth component or an affiliate of it. Speaking to newsmen, Mahathir said the Hindu-based NGO had an important role to play in the opposition machinery.

Zaid told FMT that PH might need Hindraf’s help in addressing the needs of marginalised Indians if the coalition were to take over the government.

Asked if he thought people would be reluctant to accept Waythamoorthy, he said the Hindraf leader needed to be judged by his actions.

Just another religion-based political party.

Mahathir can't get PAS so has gone for Hindraf.

Soon Pakatan will be joined by high-jumping Hallelujah-ing Heroes and boring Buddhist baby-kissers.

And why should we vote for politicians who misappropriate and misuse the good names of Allah swt, Prophet Mohamad (pbuh), Yahweh, Jesus, Krishna Shiva & Brahma, Gotama Buddha, etc.