Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The price of race

The Malaysian Insider - ‘Racist price list’ for golf membership sparks backlash.

On the surface of it, there is overt racism and thus discrimination on the basis of skin colour. But if we read more carefully, the Notice says “Membership for sale”.

As Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas, president of the KGNS said, the membership by racial quota has been fixed at 45% Malay, 35% Chinese and 20% Indians and Others (presumably Eurasian, Thai and Ang-mor) to ensure a decent racial mix. Re-sale of membership has to comply with maintaining the racial quota, meaning Malays may only sell to Malays, while Chinese and Indians may likewise sell to Chinese and Indians respectively. I have no problem with the club’s policy on this racial quota.

On the price list itself, one could argue that because memberships for Chinese and Indians are more limited at respectively 35% and 20% (or less), the private re-sale cost of membership in these rarer categeory would be far more expensive, explaining why Kandasamy's membership (limited to 20% or less) is sold at RM15,000 more than Ah Chong.

However, I cannot understand why an Indian has to pay RM60,000 to 80,000 while someone classified as 'Other', basically in the same category as Indians, can buy a membership for only RM40,000 to 50,000?

Now, this is sheer inexcusable racism, with the poor Aneh or Tambi getting the short end of the stick. This could f* translate into an Ang-mor paying a lower sum (by as much as RM20 to 30 grand) to secure a membership than Palannivel could. Explain this discrepancy! If this is not racism of the worst kind, what the f* is it then?

While the club committee and rules may not be directly responsible for the pricing of a membership re-sale, the sad differentiation tells us the country, one way or another, continues to reek malodorously of shameful racism.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hokkiens' most important day of the year

Tomorrow 31 January 2012, the 9th Day of the 1st Moon in the Lunar-Solar Calender (used by Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Vietnamese), is the MOST important day of the year for Hokkiens. Indeed, it's far more important than even Chinese New Year's Day or any other day.

The Hokkiens believe it’s the day their ancestors were saved by the Lord of Heaven from genocidal massacre. Traditional Hokkiens around the world, especially in Penang and Singapore, will make votive offerings to Th’nee Kong (Lord of Heaven) in remembrance of their salvation.

In Penang the yearly pilgrimage to the temple of the Jade Emperor (Lord of Heaven) at Bukit Bendera has already begun.

For more details about the Hokkiens’ most important day of the year, read my KTemoc Kongsamkok post
Hokkien salvation in sugar cane fields.

We both support Evil but .....

The Malaysian Insider - Anifah: Malaysia does not support ‘all efforts to protect Israel’.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Datuk Seri Anifah Aman insisted tonight that despite supporting a “two-state solution,” Malaysia has never supported Israel in its conflict with Palestine.

The foreign minister said this differed from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he “supports all efforts to protect the security of the state of Israel.”

“His statement clearly shows his acceptance and support for actions taken by Israel against Palestinians up to now.

“Actions interpreted as security measures by Israel include military attacks on Gaza causing the death of thousands of innocent Palestinians including women and children,” the Kimanis MP said in a statement sent to The Malaysian Insider.

Actually, both the Najib government and Anwar Ibrahim have taken the correct political-economic action, but one which real intention has not been announced, namely, to please the USA by showing Malaysia (or an individual) is showing due reverence to the USA’s master, Israel.

In reality, in the best case scenario, both Najib and Anwar don’t give two figs about Israel’s security, and I don’t blame them. But Israel in her evil draconian behaviour has become a useful issue in mainly Muslim Malaysia for Najib and Anwar to label each other as being disloyal to the ummah wahida, and thus less Muslim and therefore not worthy of being voted by the Heartland into office as PM.

Anifah is merely playing semantics in claiming BN's policy towards Israel is less dark (or obsequious) than Anwar Ibrahim's, though I have to admit he (Anifah) has done it rather well.

My personal take is that, as mentioned above, Anwar Ibrahim is beholden to his supporters in the USA and people like his mate Paul Wolfowitz. He has to play a hypocritical or 'political' game (the latter if we want to be kinder to him).

Najib's UMNO on the other hand have been outright hypocritical, because their condemnation of Israel, if at all any in recent times, is hollow in the shade of their own behaviour towards the non-UMNO people, especially the non-Malays.

As I had written in a post a year ago, titled Why 1Malaysia = 1Israel as follows [extracts only – see post for more]:

Israel has always been a hated entity for Muslim Malaysians, because Muslim Malaysians feel an obligatory if not sympathetic requirement to do so, to stand in solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine. In recent years I have come to share this dislike of Israel though my reasons are more specific than being obligatory or just sympathetic. I have been utterly appalled by Israel’s blatant, unmitigated and feral racism.

Yesterday I posted …
Neo-Nazis' 1935 'Nuremberg Laws' in Israel to highlight the Israelis’ neo-Nazism. Isn't it just ironical that the so-called children of the Holocaust behave towards the Palestinians in exactly the same manner as the Nazi oppressors had towards their European forefathers! ...

But don’t be surprised by the Israeli* savage and racist barbarism being similar to those demonstrated by the Nazis or white Afrikaans. One only has to open the Old Testament to read about the proclivity of their Israeli-Hebraic forefathers to murder, massacre and commit genocide against non-Hebrew tribes, to seize the latter’s land and property and take their wives and daughters as slaves. The Hebrews-Israelites-Judeans-Israelis all shared/share the national characteristic of evil barbarism.

* note that not all Israelis or Jews are racist

Naturally the Judean (Israelis) authors creatively put all those acts of atrocity as approved by God, in the same way as our Biro Tatanegara indoctrinators have creatively written to justify ketuanan Melayu, and that the other races as lesser beings, undesirable and unclean for Malaysia – thus we get the mata sepets and kaki botols, and 'sons of Chinese prostitutes' and 'Indians leashed by their wrist like animals'.

Ironically, for a government which tells the Muslim Malays that Israel is to be condemned for its persecutions and oppressions of Palestinians, it behaves in an almost similar manner as the Israelis – I've underlined the word ‘almost’ because to be fair, Malaysia is not yet as bad as the evil Israeli rightwing government. But we worry for the future.

Nonetheless it’s racist and plays on racist issues, to divide the people and conquer their support.

Maybe that’s why Anwar’s accusations of Najib’s 1Malaysia have struck at the very core of Najib’s (and UMNO's) heart, because it raises embarrassing questions about the parallel parochial policies of both 1Malaysia and 1Israel.

UMNO sinking feeling about unsinkable NFC

Free Malaysia Today - Forget NFC, go for Mindef, says Zaid.

Zaid Ibrahim is of course absolutely correct, that the snout in the Defence trough is slurping up greedily by frightening billionS of ringgits, not just mere millions, as compared to mere cow feed.

However, as many, especially RPK, often said, politics is all about perception, and the NFC mess is certainly a political ‘steak’ that to the public is a far more juicier and easily identified scandal than the Defence Ministry questionable purchase of multi-billion dollar (not multi-million) Second Generation Patrol Vessels (SGPV) from Direction Technique des Constructions Navales (DCNS), the company which Malaysia also purchased the unsinkable Scorpene submarines – unsinkable because they won’t submerge in the first place wakakaka.

Because the PM has refused to, or couldn’t, or dared not sack Shahrizat immediately to put the matter to rest, it has become (for Pakatan) a Heaven-sent-come embarrassment against UMNO which the rakyat in the heartland can easily comprehend and tut-tut (or p'tui) in disgust, ...

Laksamana Hang Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

... whereas they (rakyat) won’t in the case of the SGPV because Laksamana Hang Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will chong them kau kau that it’s necessary to defend the Malays against unpatriotic 'elements' or the Nepali or Laotian Navy.

KD Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - RMN Scorpène-NFC class beef-submarines

Anyway, Zaid hit the spot when he declared: “It’s comical and unfair for some Umno leaders to ask Shahrizat to resign when they are all in the same pot.”

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is there political life for retired Hadi Awang?

The Malaysian Insider - Hadi says may not contest GE13.

Of course Pak Haji has also voiced an alternative option, which is to contest either a federal or state constituency but not both as he currently represents.

So whether he completely stands down, voluntarily as he has declared, or takes up the election challenge to represent only a federal or state constituency, the reason behind his decision could be the waiting queue in PAS has grown far too long with consequential mounting pressure from within, stemming from the impatience of more ambitious members who are still waiting for opportunities to represent the party as candidates in state or federal elections.

In DAP, while Karpal Singh hasn’t offered to step down completely he has advocated the ‘either federal or state representation’ approach much earlier than Pak Haji, and not just for an individual but as a party policy. Karpal offered the reason that, compared to yester-years, the DAP today has more qualified candidates – a situation which no longer requires the ‘few’ to contest and on winning, hold both federal and state representations*.

* May I stress on the word ‘representation’ rather than ‘seats’, because DAP MPs and ADUNs must never get into their heads that on successful elections, they are ‘rajas’ seated on thrones to be worshipped, waited upon and ampu-ed like the 15th Century Sultan Mahmud Shah. Instead they should wait upon (serve) the rakyat – ampu-ing the rakyat is optional wakakaka.

While I am not going to discriminate against old timers by proposing these senior politicians vacate their frontline political participations, which incidentally is far more honest, far more committed, and definitely less Machiavellian than ‘behind the scene’ political manipulations, I strongly support the one-constituency-only representation, and with no exception, not even for Lim Guan Eng.

Lim Guan Eng has been, is and will be a marvellous CM of Penang, and I strongly support him continuing in this public role. I’m not saying he doesn’t have a role to play in federal politics but I believe not to the extent of becoming a MP on top of his CM-ship.

No, there is no necessity for him to be also a MP just to continue playing a role in federal politics. He can do so, say, on identification and formulation of party vision, strategy directions, policy development and program implementations, within the party’s top council.

And best of all, by allowing someone else to stand in Bagan, he will be helping a new DAP MP develop and accrue experience in public representation, all for the improved strength of DAP and its future leadership (and make that person happy too).

Just remember, no person is indispensable (& forget about what other Pakatan parties do) so perhaps DAP should start practising it instead of just mouthing this maxim.

But what if Pak Haji Hadi Awang finds that PAS people take him on his first offer, to withdraw completely from active participation, and "Terimakasih, Tok Haji, bye bye” him? wakakaka.

OK, he did say that he will use his time to campaign across the country to strengthen the party. But other than this, will there be ‘life’ for very senior politicians after they withdraw from frontline representation? Is going out to pasture the only recourse?

Because of the fragile (or euphemistically worded ‘loose’) nature of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition - and let’s not lie to ourselves that is not so and which will become even far more fragile if Pakatan wins the march to Putrajaya, when the 3 parties, like avaricious siblings warring for their individual inheritance after daddy’s demise, will battle each other for cabinet positions, etc - the coalition badly needs the stabilising hands of respected party veterans, especially personalities who are experienced, mature, cooperative, capable of 'give & take', and far sighted enough to want to keep their coalition cohesive and going in the right direction.

Senior veterans like Pak Haji Hadi Awang and, if they too want to retire (wakakaka), Tok Guru Nik Aziz, Lim KS, Karpal Singh, etc, can form a Pakatan Senior Consultative Advisory Council to provide advice and/or moderation on, or vet, joint vision, policies and programs, and importantly, arbitrate on Coalition internal disputes such as post election cabinet allocations and pre-election seat allocations (like stopping one component party from arbitrarily seizing 54 out of a State's total of 71 seats - WTF, I still can't believe in that grubby gluttonous greedy grab).

Older people are more likely to talk than thump tables, to see clearer and farther than just the selfish ends of immature ambitious noses, thus the Senior Consultative Council will provide steady ballast for the stability of the Pakatan ship, continuity of cooperative coalition leadership and maybe even a deterrent to the parochial interests of warlords.

And as Sara Teasdale wrote:

When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange - my youth.

Yes, wise party veterans like Pak Haji Awang Hadi have a role to play in party politics, especially in presenting to younger members the Truth of politics required for our multiracial society.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Quakers in Malaysia

I am sure you have heard of The Renaissance Man of Asia, wakakaka.

But there is a real renaissance developing in DAP, a renaissance of awareness by independent minded Malaysians of all ethnic groups, but specifically and specially Malays.

The word ‘renaissance’ in this post means a renewal of interest, rebirth, revival and even vigor in the politics of DAP, in other words a political renaissance for DAP.

OK, ‘renaissance’ has been defined well and good, but pray tell what significance does it have?

If there is a renewal, it must mean there was something in the first place, something that existed long ago, but is now re-awakening, being reborn and revived. Basically, there were already Malay members in the DAP ages ago, people like Ahmad Nor, Che Rose, my Penang kinfolk Zulkifli Mohd Noor, and several others.

In other words, while DAP should be elated that high profile Malays like Aspan Alias, Mohd Ariff Sabri, Hata Wahari, Tunku Abdul Aziz, Zairil Khir Johari and others have joined the party to promote, project and push policies of good governance a la C.A.T, and justice and freedom for all, it must not forget those Malay pioneers in DAP, and not just the equally high profile ones like Ahmad Nor but also those old timers like my Penang larng Zul Noor and more so, those who valiantly struggled against the UMNO juggernaut in earlier years and even lost their candidate deposits, like Che Rose of Perak and company.

DAP, while cherishing the present members and nurturing the future ones, please remember and respect the party Malay pioneers.

Now having saluted the DAP pioneers, on to the current ‘renaissance’ - recall my recent post
UMNO fears DAP beachhead where I narrated UMNO’s alarm of today's DAP to such an extent that it has now re-classified the Rocket Party as its principal foe, when once in its heydays of unbridled powers and take-Malaysians-for-granted arrogance, it sneeringly dismissed the DAP as only a kutu irritant and a MCA/Gerakan’s problem.

Now, it trembles in shock, anger and fear as it seeks to destroy the unprecedented DAP's beachhead in the heartland.

And as proof of this new UMNO fear, Aspan Alias wrote in The Malaysian Insider (TMI) that:

Khairy Jamaluddin, Ketua Pemuda Umno Malaysia, telah meminta DAP mengeluarkan senarai ahli-ahlinya dari kaum Melayu jika benar DAP sekarang sedang mendapat sokongan dari kaum Melayu.

[my translation, dodgy one lah wakakaka]: KJ, UMNO Youth Chief, demands that DAP releases a list of its Malay membership to prove it has the support of the Malays.

Khairy berkata setakat tiga orang Melayu yang menyertai DAP itu tidak melambangkan yang parti itu sudah diterima oleh orang Melayu.

[again my dodgy translation]: Khairy says 3 Malays joining DAP thus far don’t translate into the DAP being accepted by the Malays.

Aspan Alias (probably with a wry chuckle at the cacing called Khairy kena ABU (pun deliberatedly intended wakakaka) replied in the TMI’s article
Khairy Jamaluddin: Musuh saudara dalam Umno, bukan DAP — Aspan Alias:

Saya tidak yakin kenapa penyertaan orang Melayu di akhir-akhir ini menjadi isu dari Sabah hingga ke Perlis.

[my very loose translation]: Why make such a Malaysian mountain out of a molehill about Malays joining DAP recently?

Aspan continued: Saya hanya hendak memberikan komen yang pendek terhadap cabaran Khairy ini dan saya rasa boleh memberikan jawapan kepada kenyataan Khairy itu kerana saya adalah salah seorang dari orang Melayu yang telah menyertai DAP baru-baru ini.

[kaytee’s translation]:
I only want to provide a brief response to Khairy’s demand. I believe I can answer him because I so happen to be one of those who just joined DAP.

This was where Aapan drove the stake kau kau into the vampire's heart wakakaka.

Untuk pengetahuan Khairy DAP tidak membuat pengasingan ahli-ahlinya mengikut bangsa dan agama. Di dalam borang permohonan menjadi ahli tidak ada petak yang bertanyakan dari kaum apa pemohon-pemohon tersebut kerana sebagai sebuah parti yang memperjuangkan untuk semua tanpa mengira kaum dan budaya. Bangsa dan ethnik ahli-ahli tidak menjadi perkara penting.

[translation]: Khairy may wish to know that DAP doesn’t differentiate/segregate its members into classes in accordance with ethnicity or religion. The DAP’s membership application form doesn’t have a field [box] to indicate the applicant’s race, for the bloody* reason DAP is a party which represents and fights for all regardless of their racial origin or culture. The ethnicity of its members is no big deal.

not Aspan’s word; just kaytee taking blogger’s licence to spice it up a wee bit wakakaka

Bravo Aspan, you have hit the DAP nail of steel squarely on its head ..... right into Vlad Dracul's black heart, wakakaka.

However, I have to admit Aspan’s brief to Khairy wasn’t brief at all wakakaka. He went on to advise Khairy to mind his own (UMNO) store, especially his own constituency in Rembau where there's trouble a brewing, instead of fretting over DAP’s Malay membership, hence his article's title of
Khairy Jamaluddin: Musuh saudara dalam Umno, bukan DAP wakakaka!

But Khairy’s attempt to disprove Malay acceptance of DAP has unwitting reveal the deep fears of UMNO vis-à-vis the new kid in the (Malay) Heartland. They know the disciplined, ascetic-inclined and Spartanic DAP isn’t like other parties and thus difficult to attack with UMNO’s usual tactics of sex, sleaze and slime.

Thus UMNO quakes with fear.

Kiwi thanks

Dearest Shahrizat, thank you sweetheart,

Your adoring supporters,
The New Zealand Cattle Farmers

Hmmm, does Daisy need a RM26,000 bra?

Related: The Malaysian Insider - Malaysia gives Kiwi beef halal thumbs up

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hang Tuah

Hang Tuah may be a myth but Rosmah Mansor is certainly a legend!

- Docs, a Malaysiakini reader

The concept of, and desire for heroes represent universal values. Heroes may of course be mythical or actual historical personalities.

The female equivalent of a hero is heroine, though for some moronic perception of equality, some Americans (women I suppose) don’t like such feminine equivalents, for example, 'actress'. So for the last several years, we hear of Hollywood’s Academy Awards being given to, the sheer stupidity of the description, “Best Actor in a leading female role” instead of just “Best Actress”. Does anyone see any issue of gender bias in the latter? I’m all for gender equality but the Yanks have gone bloody mad.

Anyway, back to topic of 'hero in a leading male role' wakakaka - Australian comedian Paul Hogan, known for his popular movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’, once jokingly remarked that Australians are so hard up for heroes that they even make a horse,
Phar Lap, into one.

So, do we Malaysians, in particular the Malays, feel the same way about Hang Tuah?

This bloke (Tuah) seems to pop up regularly, not so much in history or myth as in politics, though the most recent evocation of his name was by a historian, Professor Khoo Kay Kim.

The Prof raised Tuah’s name in the context of verifiable history. He was annoyed with non-scholarly infusion of myths and legends into Malaysian history as if those myths and legends were historical facts.

Myth or historical fact, Hang Tuah is course a Malay hero, probably the No 1 Dude in Malay culture, thus Prof Khoo’s assertion that Hang Tuah didn’t exist inevitably raises hackles for two reasons – I have just mentioned one, that of him stating Hang Tuah exists only as a character of fiction.

The second reason is an unfortunate one, he is Chinese (the Prof of course, though I’ll have something to say about Tuah being supposedly a Chinese) and Malays just don’t like non-Malays telling them their No 1 Hero is just a figment of their imagination.

Dr Azly Rahman wrote of the historical-cultural indoctrination of the Malays which began since the Malacca Sultanate, until their collective psyche, even until today, surrenders total obedience to the Rulers, believed to bestowed with Divine Rights - an indoctrination which was basically a master-slave narrative/relationship of the ruler and the ruled which must never be challenged.

Episodes such as Hang Tuah defeating his best friend and alleged arch traitor, Hang Jebat, invariably enhanced and fortified the indoctrination. Thus Tuah, by his unquestioning fealty to his liege Lord (despite the Sultan being a miserable tyrant who in the first place wanted Tuah dead, while best friend Jebat defended Tuah's honour) was designed to show the very epitome of the Malay hero, one totally loyal to his liege Lord regardless.

If Dr Azly’s opinion is to be accepted, then Tuah’s status (and belief in his existence) would have been further shored up by 500 years of the master-slave indoctrination of the Malays. Thus, I wasn’t surprised when Professor Emeritus Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman, president of the Malaysian Archaeologists Association, jumped up to defend the existence of Hang Tuah.

The Professor Emeritus informed that Tuah’s tomb lies in Tanjung Kling (in Malacca), which remains within (if any still exists) could provide DNA to confirm his factual existence.

I admit I am neither a historian nor a cultural expert, but I had always thought that Hang Tuah disappeared after he failed in his mission for the Sultan, namely, to convince Puteri Gunung Ledang to be the royal bride.

Apparently, being a loyal (and thus good) Melayu, he was so ashamed of his failure to his liege Lord that he chucked his keris, Taming Sari, into a river and swore only to return to Malacca if the keris floated up. Unfortunately for Malay-dom and our current debate on historical facts versus mythical legends, Gravity and Isaac Newton's apple prevented that, so poor Tuah walked off into the sunset, never to reappear.

However, fortunately for the Perak Sultanate, Taming Sari must have mysteriously floated up for one of their ancestors to retrieve and claim it as part of their royal heirloom, even today.

Apart from that mysterious tomb in Tanjung Kling, incidentally unnamed as admitted by the Professor Emeritus, even if a DNA check is permitted by Islamic religious authority (assuming the DNA check is not conducted by our world famed DNA experts wakakaka), how can we link the corpse’s DNA to someone to prove it’s Hang Tuah.

Surely, we aren’t going to check the DNA against some so-claimed descendant of Tuah, because if they’re indeed descendants of Tuah, then why are we still checking the DNA to prove Tuah existed as a historical person?

In case you don’t follow me, surely descendants of Tuah, being who they are, must have descended from Tuah. Can there be Tuah's descendants if Tuah didn't exist? It’s like saying we need to confirm whether Tun Razak existed by checking his DNA against those of his descendants, for example, Najib wakakaka.

In Peninsula Malaysia, it is highly sensitive to question Tuah’s existence because that challenges the very essence of Malay culture, unless of course it’s UMNO doing the questioning as it did in 1992 when it blasted the supposedly hallowed status of the Malay rulers to kingdom come, and in a middle-fingered gesture to those royalty, elevated Jebat from arch traitor to No 1 Hero, while relegating ultra monarchist Tuah into 5th place, I suppose, as a mere palace sycophant.

UMNO political needs are of course highly flexible where the bashed up rulers are now back in favour, and once again royalist Tuah is back as the hero while republican Jebat resumes his old role as a villain.

But the politics of Malaysia, infected adversely by lamentable racism and thus ethnic one-upmanship, have seen perverted delights and gleeful smirks among some non-Malays in asserting that Hang Tuah and mateys were imperial Chinese guards (even eunuchs) escorting Princess Hang Li Po during her stay in Malacca, when she was bestowed by the Chinese Emperor as a royal bride for the Malacca Sultan.

Even our dear RPK joined in recently, when he twisted the Chinese-Tuah kungfu sabre further in by suggesting that Tuah’s famed prowess in silat could well be some form of superior Chinese kungfu wakakaka.

I bet Malays’ ethnic pride would have taken a severe battering by such stories of their No 1 Hero being a Chinese and that Chinese kungfu was superior to silat. That's like Jews being pissed off with Sigmund Freud for telling them their greatest Prophet Moses was an Egyptian.

What next? That the famed Malay ethnic warrior Ridhuan Tee Abdullah is also Chinese? Wakakaka.

In the end, what does it matter, whether Tuah is a mere myth or actually a historical personality. Nations need heroes as centres of gravity for their esteem and national pride, and examples to emulate, so long as they aren’t horses wakakaka or a murderous, adulterous and utterly evil man like King David of Israel or equally murderous Adolf Hitler.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Next MB of Kedah

Today is ‘Thinking-out-of-the-Box’ Day, otherwise known as ‘Big Spoon’* Day.

* Big Spoon = sh*t stirring – one needs a big spoon to stir well wakakaka

The ‘spoon’ for today is "Mukhriz Mahathir for MB Kedah" wakakaka.

And why not?

After all, Daddy was from there, though admittedly in 1969 Dr M lost his federal seat of Kota Setar Selatan to Yusof Rawa of PMIP (as PAS was then called) in the original ABU, no thanks to those bloody Chinamen who ABU-ed for PMIP instead of UMNO and left him with a bitter taste, which might have led to his quarrel with Tunku and his expulsion from UMNO.

Despite Kedah being his home state, Dr M was highly marginalized and deliberately ignored/boycotted by his erstwhile kutu-ampu’s (fellow Kedahans) during AAB’s premiership, this time no thanks to the famed ‘loyalty’ of UMNO members, wakakaka.

Anyway, as we know, Mukhriz is eyeing a future PM-ship. There have been rumours that, after the UMNO-initiated fall of Najib, he will be nursed by wannabe-PM Muhyiddin and Hishamuddin until he assumes the No 1 political position in Malaysia in accordance with UMNO’s 2nd Da Vinci code, namely the M-A-H-A-T-H-I-R code-legend, not unlike the now fulfilled R-A-H-M-A-N code-legend.

So the M-A-H-A-T-H-I-R code-legend will supposedly see the following PMs after Najib:

1 - Muhyiddin
2 - Ali Rustam - maybe, otherwise how the heck will we be able to satisfy the ‘A’, unless we insert Anwar here, wakakaka
3 - Hishamuddin
4 - A ….. dei, wait a minute, where’s the required ‘M’ for Mukhriz?

So maybe he is not destined to be a PM unless we revert to a second round of the R-A-H-M-A-N legend, so that, after Najib, we have as PM:

1 - Rustam - f* Muhyiddin, after all, if Ali Rustam was not deliberately sidelined in a pre-2008 party elections on cause of money politics, he would have become the DPM in 2008
2 - A = ??? Again, this ‘A’ is a bit of a buggeration. I am sure many in PKR believe it’s for Anwar wakakaka – maybe we can make Ali Rustam fill this slot again, wakakaka
3 - Hishamuddin
4 - Mukhriz
Etc etc

I’ve attempted toying with the R-A-Z-A-K code but I couldn’t fit dear Mukhriz in – mind you, it'll make most patriotic subsurface-mariner Zahid Hamidi smile.

But I think a better bet for Mukhriz is to go for MB, to accrue experience and stature so that by the time he’s 50 to 55 he will be ready for federal politics and the premiership, …

… in the way RPK has proposed for Nurul Izzah, with a stint as DCM Penang, but not Selangor because Khalid Ibrahim claimed in 2008 that Selangor doesn’t need a deputy MB, principally because he didn’t want to offend PAS or HRH by having C-cube* Teresa Kok as deputy MB. So, logically, if Teresa could not, how could Nurul? Mind, there's mucho double standards and no assured logic in Malaysian politics.

* C-cube = Christian, Chinese, Charbor (female)

Besides, we know UMNO is currently not doing well at federal level so perhaps a managed hiatus in federal politics for Mukhriz may not be ill conceived.

Mind you, just prior to the 2008 GE, Mukhriz had wanted to represent Langkawi but was rejected by 85 out of 91 UMNO branches in Langkawi,even though Dr M was the man who did all he could for Langkawi and broke the 7-generation curse of Mahsuri for the Island.

But of course at that time, AAB and his 4th Floor Boys had their knives in Dr M, so per the renowned ‘loyalty’ of UMNO members, their loyalty went to ‘Siapa Raja’ and not who did what for them wakakaka. As Dr M himself often lamented, Melayu mudah lupa.

So poor Mukhriz stood in Jerlun which had been a very marginal seat for UMNO. He scrapped through.

But now no worries because AAB is out and Daddy is again back in vogue as the party darling, so it’s virtually guaranteed Mukhriz will be supported by 101% of any UMNO state constituency in Kedah. He will also, like Dad when he was PM, receive garlands as big as the Garden of Eden wakakaka.

Currently, given SAMM’s outrage and consequentially promised campaign against the current PAS MB, Azizan Abu Bakar, for his treacherous non-party line support of UUCA, and Chinese Kedahans’ dislike for same MB, there is a possibility that PAS may be voted out to an extent it loses majority rule in Kedah – for more, read
Another Hasan Ali.

So if UMNO (forget about MCA and Gerakan, but don’t leave out MIC wakakaka) wins back Kedah, Mukhriz Mahathir could well be the next MB of Kedah.

A Hindu view - Rama from Buddha, or Buddha from Rama?

Uthaya Sankar SB wrote an interesting article about the Ramayana in Free Malaysia Today titled Ramayana: Valmiki vs Hanuman, and in Bahasa too.

I enjoyed reading it but I need to correct him on one point, to wit, the 2nd of the following 2 paragraphs:

Sesungguhnya, Ramayana adalah epik India yang tersebar luas ke seluruh dunia, khususnya sebagai tindak balas terhadap penyebaran agama Buddha secara meluas semasa pemerintahan Asoka di India.

Apa yang menarik, penganut ajaran Buddha pula membuat sedikit pengubah suaian dan mengatakan bahawa Rama adalah inkarnasi Siddharta Gautama Buddha.

Uthaya Sankar has been completely incorrect in the above 2nd paragraph, that Buddhists claimed Rama was a reincarnation of the Buddha. One only needs to read numerous credible books on this issue and find it’s actually the other way around, of Hindus claiming that Buddha was an avatar of Vishnu (born as mortal Rama to destroy Ravana).

Besides, Buddhists have never associated nor linked their religious beliefs with/to Hinduism, whether of the Ramayana, Mahabharata or whatever version - Buddhist beliefs do not ever place reliance on God or Gods, as Hinduism does.

At that time, Buddhism was sweeping India (as aknowledged by Uthaya Sankar) where multitudes of Hindus were converting across to a caste-less, gentle and compassionate religion, as they would centuries later to an also caste-less Islam.

The Hindu clerics were sh*t scared (not unlike UMNO leaders today, wakakaka) of a tired but very caste-conscious Hinduism losing most of its adherents, so they preached falsely that Buddha was only an avatar of Vishnu, implying Hinduism still was THE only religion and Buddhism only a subset of it. And they succeeded in stemming the tide of Buddhist convertees.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UMNO fears DAP beachhead

Lim Guan Eng and his Penang government, and not Khalid Ibrahim and the Selangor government, represent the greatest threat to Najib and UMNO, and therefore every attempt must be launched to destroy it, impossible as this task may seem.

In the immortal words of Cato the Elder, a Roman statesman, "Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" (Furthermore, I think Carthage must be destroyed).

Thus, to UMNO, in similar thinking, DAP in Penang must be destroyed ........ well, as much as is practically possible, given that an overwhelming majority of Penangites has rejected Gerakan and MCA parties as their political representatives.

Hence we have witnessed the relentless waves of terrible fabrications against Lim’s government in general, and Lim GE in particular, even down to the shameful sleazy salacious lies about his teenage son. Those fabricators surely threw their religious God-fearing beliefs and values out of the windows.

It has been anti-DAP carpet bombing all the way by both UMNO apparatus and affiliated bloggers (either sympathizing with UMNO or just being anti-DAP).

They have used not C4 but 'C3', namely, the alleged evils of Lim GE’s Christianity, Chinese ethnicity and Charborkooi (devil women) DAP colleagues, where the lies cover:

(a) Lim's alleged Christian evangelism and proselytizing,

(b) Lim's alleged ultra Chinese ethnicity, thus making him anti-Melayu in his governing of Penang, and depriving Penang Malays of their due rights and privileges, and

(c) by some bloggers spreading the net around the DAP wider than just Penang for the 3rd ‘C’, Charborkooi-ism, namely, the alleged evil DAP woman MPs & ADUNs in such personalities as Teo Nie Ching, Hannah Yeo, Teresa Kok, etc (who the bloggers take pains to point out, are not only Chinese Charborkoois but also the dreaded Christian evangelists).

But why has there been such an identification of the Penang’s DAP as its principal foe and the unprincipled, unceasing, unscrupulous campaign of lies against a political party which UMNO once sneeringly dismissed as a kutu irritant and only a MCA/Gerakan’s problem?

Is it because Lim’s Pakatan government in Penang is Chinese dominated? Or, has it been Lim’s C.A.T policy that’s embarrassing UMNO? Or, has either Koh TK or CSL, or both, been crying on Najib’s shoulders until the BN Chairman has to resort to the campaign to spare his shirt from those wet hot tears (and yucky, the discharges from runny noses, wakakaka)?

No, but I reckon it’s DAP’s beachhead in the heartland that’s terrifying UMNO.

Aspan Alias, Mohd Ariff Sabri (Sakmongkol AK47) and Hata Wahari have joined party VP Tunku Abdul Aziz and many other Malays in the DAP.

The three new DAP members are high profile political/journalist personalities once affiliated with UMNO, where all are formidable communicators with the last being a former Utusan Malaysia journalist. This constitutes a DAP's Normandy-like beachhead not just in UMNO's membership, but more terrifying for UMNO, the heartland.

Recently, a pro Pakatan (PKR?) blogger lamented on why Hata Wahari opted for DAP instead of PKR, but 'twas a rhetorical question it seemed because the same blogger evoked the possibility of Hata being put off by the PKR marginalization of Zaid Ibrahim. As Zaid had openly mulled prior to his decision, he did consider DAP but alas for him, opted for PKR instead.

But that Hata Wahari, a former Utusan Malaysia journalist and the former president of the National Union of Jorunalists (NUJ), has joined DAP has sent chills down UMNO’s corporate spine. Hata’s decision will be a force multiplier for DAP’s voice of C.A.T and good governance in the heartland.

And to prove this point, Aspan Alias has just penned
Nak tengok Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah? ... ada di Pulau Pinang — Aspan Alias in The Malaysian Insider, where he wrote (extracts):

Kerajaan PR yang di tunjangi oleh DAP telah berjaya melaksanakan slogan Bersih Cekap dan Amanah anjuran Dr Mahathir itu. Walaupun kerajaan tunjangan DAP itu baru menghampiri empat tahun sahaja banyak dari apa yang dimaksudkan oleh slogan Bersih Cekap dan Amanah itu telah dapat dilaksanakan dengan sepenuhnya.

DAP tidak pandai untuk mewujudkan retorik dan slogan besar tetapi parti ini pandai untuk mencapai matlamat kepimpinannya iaitu pentadbiran yang Bersih Cekap dan Beramanah.

Bersih Cekap dan Amanah yang di wujudkan oleh Dr Mahathir ini di amalkan oleh DAP kerana DAP mengikut formulanya dengan betul.

Seperti kita menjawab soalan ilmu hisab kita mesti mengikut formula ilmu hisab itu. Jika kita hanya menghafal formula tersebut tetapi tidak mengikut formulanya dengan terperinci kita tidak akan mendapat jawapannya dengan betul dan tepat. Itulah sebabnya Umno tidak berjaya mendapatkan jawapan kepada soalan-soalan penting dengan betul kerana tidak mengikut formula yang mereka wujudkan sendiri itu.

Wakakaka, after rubbing UMNO’s nose into the ground about the DAP-led government of Penang successfully implementing Dr M’s concept of Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah after a mere 4 years, whereas UMNO only mouthed them (NATO – no action, talk only) for 30+ years, Aspan continued:

Kerajaan Pulau Pinang telah diperakukan oleh badan-badan penilaian antarabangsa sebagai sebuah negeri yang paling bersih dan beretika kepimpinannya. Pandangan ini bukan diberikan oleh saya atau sesiapa dalam PR tetapi oleh badan-badan penilaian antarabangsa yang terkenal di peringkat antarabangsa.

Banyak lagi yang dicapai oleh pentadbiran Lim Guan Eng tetapi satu soalan yang mesti diketahui umum kenapa PR Pulau Pinang berjaya melakukan segala-galanya ini.

Apa yang berjaya dilakukan oleh Lim Guan Eng ini jugalah janji-janji Umno sejak 30 tahun yang lalu tetapi tidak juga kunjung Berjaya.

Apabila PR Pulau Pinang berjaya melakukannya dalam tempoh kurang dari empat tahun ia tidak menyenangkan Umno pula. Daripada berlumba-lumba untuk menjadikan kejayaan kerajaan Pulau Pinang sebagai contoh yang patut diikuti, Umno dan BN mengambil sikap menafikan kenyataan yang jelas tentang kejayaan PR DAP itu.

And that’s why the DAP's beachhead in the heartland must be destroyed before it makes further inroads in making the rakyat realize that DAP is truly a multiracial party which can deliver its promises in a C.A.T fashion, and thus successfully secures the invasion of good governance.

Thus, to UMNO’s thinking, "Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" (Furthermore, I think Carthage must be destroyed) where it sees DAP as Carthage.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hear, See and Say No Evil

Malaysiakini's article 'Anything But Umno' rally disrupted, one injured reported:

According to Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) executive director E Nalini (right), the ceramah was disrupted by several youths sporting T-shirts with BN and Umno logos.

"The ceramah was to start about 9pm last night. As we were driving to the hall, there were about six or seven men beating up a boy with sticks," said Nalini.

This was confirmed by ABU coordinator Haris Ibrahim, who added that one young man was taken to the hospital.

But Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah refuted the allegations that a person was injured.

"Where got? Who told you?"

Someone replied: "Ananthan Kugan!"

"Hah, only one! Unreliable lah. It's just his words!"

"There was also Francis Udayappan."

"Err ... you bullshitting me? It's an offence to tell lies to the police. What's your name?"


"Teoh what?"

"Beng Hock! And I was also accompanied by Aminulrasyid Amzah, Johari Abu Bakar and Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed."

Anyway, Gong Xi Fa Cai

Saturday, January 21, 2012

AG's Appeal - "black as hell, dark as night"?

RPK borrowed and paraphrased the opening phrase of a soliloquy in Shakespeare's Hamlet for the title of his latest post in his Corridors of Power column.

In To file or not to file, that’s the question, he reckoned the AG’s appeal against the dismissal of charges in the infamous Sodomy II case has to do with Najib’s kowtowing to pressure from UMNO hardliners to ensure his own survival as UMNO president.

Pakatan has obviously picked up on that suspicion, as reflected in The Malaysian Insider’s Najib ceding to Umno hawks over court appeals, says Pakatan.

I am not too sure about that, based on what I posted last week, namely Najib + Anwar versus Dr M?, where I referred to the writings of 3 other bloggers, namely RPK (quoting Haris Ibrahim), Mohd Arshad Raji and the blogger of Corrupted Barisan Nasional website.

Though the last two are pro Pakatan bloggers, the message in each either hinted or alluded to a deal done between Najib and Anwar Ibrahim which resulted in his Sodomy II charges being dismissed by the court.

The alleged deal was supposed to shore up Najib’s position in UMNO, specifically against Dr M's moves, which led the 3rd blogger to write:

The acquittal surprises many people – from opposition parties, Najib administration, former premier Mahathir and even Anwar himself.

But was Anwar really surprised with the verdict? For a person who was about 90% to be sent behind bars for the second time for the same sodomy charge, Anwar doesn’t seems to be the happiest person in comparison to his wife, daughters, the thousands cheering crowds and his buddies from the opposition parties.

But the question I have been asking has been: OK, if there is a deal, how in the world is Najib going to ensure Anwar fulfil his part of the alleged ‘deal’ once he’s released?

Mind you, just extending from that idle pondering, I wonder whether RPK and Pakatan might both be wrong to suggest that Najib had surrendered grounds to the ultras by allowing the Ag to appeal and continue with the mockery of the scandalous case.

Thus when I read Malaysiakini’s Anwar's sodomy acquittal a Pyrrhic victory, I wonder whether the ‘appeal’ has been to serve as a ‘Sword of Damocles’ over Anwar's head?

I know my God-fearing MBS headmaster used to tell me (reinforced forcefully with six strokes of his cane) that ‘idleness is evil’, but I still couldn’t but help having idle thoughts, that if Najib were to win big in GE-13, then the ‘Sword’ will be removed.

Perhaps Hamlet’s immortal words may not be the appropriate quotation for RPK to use, but rather the last two lines of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 147:

For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night

... where, incidentally, it can also apply to the 3rd blogger’s claim in his post
Anwar’s Acquittal – What Are The Hidden Messages? that ‘Big Mama’ was actually the one who prompted Najib into this action, wakakaka.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Another Hasan Ali?

Earlier this month I posted Apple of discord by a rotten apple, referring to Hasan Ali for char-koay-teow-ing issues among Pakatan partners.

What had chagrined many Pakatan members and supporters had been the (then) Kemo Sabe deliberately stirring up things among Pakatan allies, in what they suspected was an UMNO plot to break up the principal threat to UMNO, with Hasan Ali as its more-than-willing agent provocateur.

I remarked then that unless PAS got rid of the enemy within, there should be exceptions to the ABU policy promoted by Brother Haris Ibrahim, as I considered Hasan Ali (had he remained in PAS, and thus the Pakatan he disliked) a far greater evil than an UMNO candidate.

He was poison.

But thank goodness PAS finally sacked him, much as I understand the party leadership was reluctant to do so because Hasan Ali has strong support from the hard line conservative (ulama) faction, many of whom still preferring the so-called ‘Malay unity’ with UMNO than an alliance with secular parties like DAP.

In that post Kemo Sabe, I mentioned " ... the Weltanschauung or worldview of many (though not all) PAS members is more about Malay interests rather than Islam’s per se, and PAS is a Malay (rather than Islamic) political party. Thus we shouldn't be surprised by people like Dr Hasan Ali."

"Even a certain remarkable Mufti (who cowardly put the blame for his seditious act on a woman when push came to shove) argued that “the Malays are special because they are related to Islam, unlike the Arabs even though Prophet Muhammad was descended among them” and “We must defend our [Malay] race” (rather than Islam). So much for a Mufti!"

You would imagine with Hasan Ali’s expulsion, we needn’t be concerned with question of exceptions to the ABU policy, but alas, life, especially political ones, isn’t meant to be easy.

We now have grave concerns with PAS’ Azizan Abdul Razak, the MB of Kedah, because of his stand on the University and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA), which is completely at odds with Pakatan policy - read Malaysiakini's We will reject you, students warn Kedah MB. where he has infuriated university students because he supported the suspension of 5 students for demonstrations, as the UUCA legislation allows.

Consider the following - Pakatan has promised to repeal the UUCA, PAS is a member of Pakatan, PAS is the principal Pakatan partner in Kedah, but its MB, PAS’ Azizan Abdul Razak supports the usage of the UMNO-legislated UUCA in the suspension of the five Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN) students in his capacity as chairperson of the board of directors of the state-owned KUIN. WTF!

Unfortunately Azizan Abdul Razak has not been the cooperative member of Pakatan since PAS came into power in Kedah in 2008, going on his lonesome ways with his narrow-based conservative attitude which had at times jeopardized the interests of non-Malay Kedahans or that of another Pakatan-ruled State, like proposed logging in the water catchment areas in Kedah, from which Penang depends on its water supply.

While the water issue was a mere drop in the Pakatan scheme of things, his support of the UMNO’s oppressive legislation on university students’ activities, and thus the very freedom of expressions, is diametrically opposed to Pakatan policies. He is just another Hasan Ali!

Given the above, I am not sure about giving unconditional support to ABU, nor should Kedahans.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sorrowful separation

No politics today so something light for you at my other blog KTemoc Kongsamkok – see Bananas - the story, schooling, school sweetheart & sorrowful separation.

Parts of this post at KTemoc Kongsamkok appeared previously in two separate posts here, Ktemoc Konsiders, but I have included additional episodes of my experience. Also, in keeping with the fun and nostalgic story telling theme of KTemock Kongsamkok, I’ve deleted from the contents of the two earlier posts most of the political aspects as well as specific references to certain people in the socio-political blogging world, wakakaka.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Many people have been concerned with PM Najib’s refusal to answer a question when he was at the Selangor Club recently. Najib went there to give a talk where he made a moving speech about Selangor Club being the birthplace of Malaysia, his father’s role … yadda yadda yadda

Alas, for poor Najib, at the end of the speech he was ambushed by someone who asked him whether he (Najib) would ensure a peaceful handover if Pakatan wins majority rule in the next general election. Najib just walked away.

Personally, I thought the question was highly politicized and rather impolite, given the occasion of Najib's visit. Though we may want to see the downfall of the UMNO government, we normally don’t insult a guest of honour by telling him he’ll be a loser, and then to add insult to injury, ask him how he will receive the incoming government, wakakaka.

As Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) tells us "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven".

But of course Najib could have, with a smile, said "yes, because Malaysia is a democracy", which would have quelled any subsequent concern. He didn’t.

Perhaps he was so outraged by the imprudent, impertinent and insolent question, given he was the guest of honour of the club, that he refused to entertain the question.

Or was he?

There have been suggestions that Najb’s subconscious (about what?) blockaded any answer from him, ironically implying Najib was being truthful (in refusing to make a diplomatic lie), wakakaka.

So, was Najib angry or truthful?

If the latter, then our grave concerns would be justified, especially if we remember that he had vowed to ‘defend’ Putrajaya to the ‘last stand’.

Shades of May 13, that sure as hell doesn’t sound reassuring for our peace of mind.

One of the fears that we have been harbouring since UMNO has been put on the back foot (of losing), has been the possibility of the losers resorting to undemocratic means. Their sinister motivation would be more of a compelling imperative to avoid legal prosecution rather than continue the looting.

The stories of post-WWII revenge killing of Japanese collaborators, in both Malaya and elsewhere, have been horrifying, and thus the consequences of revenge 'legal' prosecutions can be equally intimidatingly scarey to those guilty - the more guilty they are, the more they'll be quaking in their Testoni's and Berluti's, the more they are likely to resort to whatever means to avoid prosecution.

And we need importantly to bear in mind that in the ‘losers’ camp’ will also be some senior members of the police, civil service, etc, and god forbid, the military. And wasn't it Armed Forces chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, who in August last year described four servicemen who confessed to marking thousands of postal votes in three separate general elections between 1978 and 1999 at army and air force bases across the country, as traitors for whistle-blowing (revealing all)?

Back in 1969, after May 13 Tun Razak considered imposing military rule, but he was advised by the Army Chief, General Hamid, not to do so because, in Hamid’s words, he (Razak) won’t be able to get back control of the land once the military was allowed to take over – such was the scrupulous and sterling apolitical quality and professionalism of our military senior officers in those days, when by lamentable contrast, the above mentioned Armed Forces chief had been disgracefully political and politicized.

But then, we have the abysmal example of the current Minister of Defence who has politicized the military through overt declaration of using the military against civil activities of the federal opposition – does that idiot know the roles of the army in peace time vis-à-vis internal/civilian affairs?

How we have allowed our civil and military servants to become so pathetic and unprofessional in their character, values and bahaviour!

But the above threat is only one of possible 3 confronting our nation. I wish to share my thoughts with you on the other two threats.

There has been an awakening of nationalism in Sabah and Sarawak that bodes no good for the continuing cohesion of Malaysia. Many are the people of the two Eastern States who are pissed off with Putrajaya for their treatment by a succession of patronizing and condescending PMs who viewed both States as only equal or even lesser to one of the 11 in Peninsula, when the constitutional fact of Malaysia has been one of a merger of Malaya (or the Peninsula), Sabah and Sarawak (and previously Singapore), and not of 14 states.

Thus, rightfully Sabah or Sarawak each should have status and the associated allocations & developments on at least a pro rata quantum to that for the entire Peninsula, but alas, these were not provided. Mind, Putrajaya has been concentrating most developments in its favourite Klang Valley, with some feeble efforts in recent times in the Johor Iskandar zone, so other Peninsula states especially those governed by Pakatan (Kelantan and Penang) have also been marginalised.

That an expelled Singapore (from Malaysia) is now doing great guns on its own has added to the 2 Eastern States’ chagrin in their perspective that “there, but for the curse of Syaitan, could have been us”, where 'Syaitan' of course is Putrajaya.

Putrajaya (and its predecessors) hasn’t helped ameliorate, but instead aggravated, the current mood in Sabah and Sarawak by its arrogance, deprivation of correct development funding for those two States, corruption, fostering of unpopular and corrupt local politicians who have misappropriated native lands and raped other resources, and the scandalous, insidious & treasonous socio-political engineering in Sabah. Today the two States are still relatively undeveloped, and their natives have hardly enjoyed the benefits of being bumiputeras.

Even though secession is prohibited by the Constitution, someone (obviously from one of the two States) wrote recently in Free Malaysia Today that since the federal government hasn’t abided strictly by the Merger Agreement, then both Sabah and Sarawak have equal rights not to abide by the constitutional prohibition of secession. Tit for tat!

Thus, the second threat to the nation is the potential for secession by the two Eastern States. It would hardly be surprising if that is the mood of the majority in Sabah and Sarawak who have felt they have been both cheated and marginalised by the federal government. They are very desirous of at least automony if not secession, to take charge of their own destiny (and wealth) as they can no longer trust nor want federal politicians to look after those for them. This may upset someone who hates the red dot in the south but the reality is that the Sabahans and Sarawakians want their respective States to be like prosperous and independent Singapore.

It's important that Pakatan takes note of the Sabahans' and Sarawakians' burning nationalistic aspirations, and try their utmost to accommodate their needs short of agreeing to secession, though I doubt this consideration will ever penetrate the skulls of leaders of one component party in Pakatan.

But we also need to be aware that two autonomous states separated from Peninsula by the vast water body of the South China Sea will be as good as two de facto secessions. Who do we blame for us arriving at this sad state? And my uncles in particular will be most upset, having served there in the military (with blood, toil, tears & sweat) during Konfrontasi and the communist insurgency.

We need to note that the world has witnessed several secessions in recent times in the former USSR, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Indonesia (East Timor), where some were peacefully achieved whilst others were blood-stained.

There are still threats of secessions from the people of the Canadian state of Quebec and Scotland (from Britain).

Should my fears be realized, I dread to see global intrusive interference in our national affairs, as was evident in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. However, if Najib plays footsie-tootsies with the West, as have the brutal Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen and the despotic King of Bahrain, then he will at least avoid the fate of Gaddafi, such would be the prostitution of democracy and freedom by the West, especially the USA.


(image borrowed from artist neonkitty9)

I have already mentioned the third threat in previous posts, but there is no harm including a brief reminder here.

Should Pakatan win majority rule in the next election and form government (assuming the first threat mentioned above doesn’t eventuate), and PAS decide that hudud shall be implemented regardless, then its ‘regardless’ will likely see it form an Islamic (unity) bloc with a by-then self serving UMNO and some elements in PKR, to by-pass DAP's objections in its implementation of its highest religious aspiration. And the DAP will be then become the opposition in like-fashion to Pairin's PBS in Sabah in 1994, courtesy of then-UMNO-DPM Anwar Ibrahim.

Obviously the last threat will be mainly the concerns of the non-Muslims. I qualify the preceding sentence with ‘mainly’ because there are some Muslims who will be equally concerned as well.

shortest story for monsterfella on (harapan) lompat BESAR by ? wakakaka


Raja de factofrog and its blue-eyeskin boy

[p/s shortest possible lah, just 3 numbers, monster wakakaka, but with nice pretty picture, no 'nid' to read 'oso']

Monday, January 16, 2012

shorter story for monsterfella on cakap BESAR by small fella

Malaysiakini - Liow: MCA ready to give Guan Eng run for money

Orang PP kata: "Saigoo barng guoik" (badak rindu bulan) wakakaka!

And now Guan Eng dares Tiong Lai, Yen Yen to contest in Bagan, wakakaka.

[p/s short enough, monster?]

short story for monsterfella on THICK skin fella about BIG missing money

Bruno has urged me to keep my posts short and in kindergarten English for monsterball’s benefits. Okay, here it is:

The Malaysian Insider - ‘Corruption is like cancer’, Zahid Hamidi tells Ambiga.

Wakakaka – don’t forget he’s the man in charge of the ministry purchasingbuying armoured personnel carriers (APC), and who couldn’t explain the huge discrepancydifference between the price of RM1.7 billion paid by DRB-Hicom for the APC and the RM7.65 billion paid subsequentlylatter by the ministry for the same goods

RecallRemember also he was captain of DPM Anwar Ibrahim’s shock troop to dislodgekick out Dr M from UMNO's No 1 post in 1998 through accusationsblames of Dr M’s alleged corruption and cronyism. Dr M turned the tableattacked back and showed a list of UMNO leaders’ family members and relatives who received favoured treatment from handouts.

On Dr M's list were names of Anwar Ibrahim’s and Zahid Hamidi’s families.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Najib + Anwar versus Dr M?

You know, many people have not been satisfied with the judge's ruling on Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, even though it had worked out in favour of Anwar ........ so it then seemed.

Thus I've collated some pieces of blog posts on this particular dissatisfaction to present them here for your considerations.

Just a week ago RPK posted What is the new political scenario going to be like now?, where he wrote:

In my hati kecik (small heart), I actually wanted Anwar to be sent to jail. Maybe this is for very selfish reasons -- and that is so that I can be proven right and Haris Ibrahim proven wrong.

You see; Haris received some very distressing information from his Deep Throats very high up in the government. And that information is that Anwar had made a deal with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. Anwar would be acquitted of the sodomy charge and in turn he would ensure that Pakatan Rakyat does not win enough parliament seats to form the next federal government.

How Anwar will do this was not revealed but if I had to mastermind something like that I would know exactly how to do it. And it would be so subtle that no one would smell a rat (and not by openly whacking Pakatan Rakyat or its leaders in the mainstream media, which is so obvious it would be the work of schoolboys).

Anyway, the only way Haris could be proven wrong with regards to the alleged deal between Anwar and Najib would be if Anwar were found guilty (though of course he can always appeal today’s decision and the Federal Court then overturns the lower court’s decision).

Granted the Prosecution too can appeal today’s decision and the Federal Court can find Anwar guilty and he can still be sent to jail at a later date. However, this can be the ‘back up plan’. In the event Anwar renegades on his deal, Najib can always take a second bite of the cherry.

But that is, of course, mere speculation and dependent on whether such a deal has, in fact, been made -- which my own Deep Throats tell me no deal has been made.

Invariably, I certainly believe my own Deep Throats, as I do not know who Haris’s Deep Throats are. Hence I told Haris that my Deep Throats tell me that his information is not correct, much to Haris’ relief (who also believe my Deep Throats as well).

When I read it, I suspected it as RPK’s backhanded way of telling us there was a deal done, by quoting Haris Ibrahim as the source though with him (RPK) dismissing that conspiracy theory, wakakaka.

I have to admit that initially I thought the conspiracy theory might be just a wee far fetched.

Then a few days after that, I read the post of Mohd Arshad Raji, a pro Pakatan blogger introduced to us on his blog mind NO EVIL as 'a retired army officer who believes in justice for all and hates liars and apple polisher, and (rightly) believes that all members of AF must be free of corrupt practises'.

His article, which caught my attention and made me re-think and thus reconsider what RPK had posted, was Why was Anwar really aquitted?

His post in full is as follows:

The judge gave a simple explanation that the DNA sample could have been contaminated. He could have come to this conclusion a long time ago and decided then that there was no case to answer. However, he did not do that and instead said that Anwar had a case to answer and hence the trial.

Remember also at one stage Anwar wanted the judge to be replaced because the judge had made comments that implied that Anwar was guilty. In any democratic country the case would have been thrown out based on the evidence presented.

Saiful even admitted that it was consensual sex so they change the charge. Saiful even had an audience with the PM to discuss this case – of course PM said he met Saiful to discuss about his scholarship!

Everything was pointing to a conviction by hook or by crook. Surprise, surprise the judge decided to acquit Anwar. What made the judge make a 180 degree turn around? Now, all the ministers and the good old Doc is saying, “there is no such thing as interference with the judiciary system”.

They must think we were born yesterday. Anwar was the biggest threat to UMNO and they are doing everything they can to hang on to power. So why was he acquitted?

So far I have not seen any pictures in the internet about the heavy presence of the FRU like they had the Bersih rally. I even got the impression that there was not much police presence. It is as if they knew that he was going to be acquitted.

I would guess that 90% of people would have thought that Anwar would have been convicted for a case that should not have gone to trial in the first place.

To me this verdict smells. What is the real answer why he was acquitted? Did Anwar do a deal? I am not debating the issue whether Anwar was guilty or not. To me the more interesting take from this is why was the decision so contrary to everyone’s expectation?

Let’s keep an eye on Anwar’s behavior from now onwards. Let’s wait and hear the things Anwar talks about from now onwards.

His first words after the acquittal was he is surprised and vindicated – “We have an agenda. Will focus on elections”. Hmmmmm.

Today I read Anwar’s Acquittal – What Are The Hidden Messages? at a blog called wakakaka Corrupted Barisan Nasional

Relevant extracts follow:

By now everybody in Planet Earth knows de-facto opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has been acquitted on a charge of sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008. The acquittal surprises many people – from opposition parties, Najib administration, former premier Mahathir and even Anwar himself. But was Anwar really surprised with the verdict? For a person who was about 90% to be sent behind bars for the second time for the same sodomy charge, Anwar doesn’t seems to be the happiest person in comparison to his wife, daughters, the thousands cheering crowds and his buddies from the opposition parties.


The judge in delivering his short two minute acquittal verdict gave a simple explanation that the DNA sample could have been contaminated and hence he could not rely on the controversial DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution, before disappearing into his chamber as if he was constipated. This despite the fact that Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah ruled back in May 2011 that Mohd Saiful was a “credible and truthful witness”. The furious Anwar and his legal team applied to replace the judge as he prejudged before the trial concluded. So, it was surprise that only now the same judge realized there was no case after all.


The answer: the acquittal verdict could be a last-minute decision. To get together the jigsaw puzzle, let’s revisit the past articles. This article “Resign Or Snap Election For Najib, Here’re The Reasons“, talks about the power struggle within UMNO between PM Najib and the 3M-Team led by his mentor Mahathir. Of course Najib didn’t resign nor call for a snap election because he found a temporary workaround – balancing the power by inviting a third force into the equation hence the article “Romance Of Three Kingdoms – Najib, Mahathir & Anwar“.

[...] yadda yadda yadda

Sensing Najib was dragging his feat in Anwar’s sodomy trial, Mahathir tried tostage a comeback by putting his hands in everything from political to economic issues. This put Anwar in high alert as in “Anwar And Opposition Are Worried – Mahathir Is Back” article. But it wasn’t only Anwar who was worried about Mahathir’s sudden active manoeuvres. Najib was equally worried that the old master tactician started gathering supporters openly especially from UMNO warlords. It seems there was silent power struggle as well as alliance talksamong three persons right to the moment before the judge announces the verdict – Najib, Anwar and Mahathir.

Maybe that explains the flip-flop about the police’s rally permit which demanded the sudden 10 conditions after granted it, not to mention the unexpected explosions plus the rush by the (reluctant) judge in delivering the verdict. Maybe someone very powerful inside UMNO tried to create havoc hoping to use it as weapon to gain absolute power and force PM Najib to resign. One has to remember Najib is still surrounded by many warlords who may be dropped as candidates in the next general election.
With a last-minute secret alliance brokered between Anwar and Najib, Mahathir’s power is clipped and this provides a balance of power amongst them.

Wow, that's at least two pro Pakatan bloggers having the same suspicions as (from RPK's post) Haris Ibrahim's Deep Throats. If true, the happenings have more twists than Arumugum’s murukku.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Malaysian justice poked in the eye!

Blogger uppercaise excoriates Defence Minister in his post Defence minister talks cock. Poke him in the eye.

uppercaise was furious with Ahmad Zahidi Hamid for his bullsh*t. In using the word bullsh*t I’m actually being far more generous than uppercaise who called Zahidi a liar, wakakaka.

He wrote: Ahmad Zahidi Hamid, the defence minister, talked poppycock on Monday about the mangled Engrish used on the ministry’s web site that featured “Clothes That Poke Eye”. He said the mistakes have been corrected.

In fact, no corrections have been done on the web site. At 5pm on Wednesday the two-word headline still says “Ethical Clothing” (instead of “Dress Code”). A notice still says “Translations are not available”.

Ahmad Zahidi was lying. Does Ahmad Zahidi or anyone in Mindef have eyes? Or have they all lost sight by being poked in the eye?

I am personally aware of the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (Mindef) using Mangrish (Malaysian mangled English) on its website, as I had on a couple of occasions accessed it for some information, only to encounter such horrors. They would be better off sticking to only Bahasa.

My uncles who were in the Malaysian military in the 60’s and 70’s told me of Malay generals and colonels who spoke English as if they had just stepped out of Eton, Sandhurst or Whitehall, or perhaps the officers mess of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards in Aldershot. “I say, old chap, jolly good show, what!”, wakakaka.

If those generals are still alive and read (or rather, 'see' because they won't be able to read) the Mangrish on Mindef's website , they would be squirming like cacing kena abu, but if they had already gone to a better place, their corpses would no doubt be rolling in their graves.

But alas, thanks to our remarkable system which has mangled, mutiliated and mafulat-ed the standards of education for half a century by a succession of UMNO education ministers who put their personal (political) self-interests above the needs of our students, we ourselves have arrived at a standard of English we once used to attribute to Thais, Indons and Cambodians.

And those Education Minister Wonders were the ones who frightened and drove Chinese parents into the welcoming arms of the delighted Dong Jiao Zong (Chinese educationists).

But this post is not about the lamentable education system where for example, Form V students could score A1’s in (I could never understand this) a ridiculous number of 17 subjects as if they were born with speed reading skills of the highest order and an IQ greater than Albert Einstein. One dreads to imagine the superficial coverage of those 17 subjects.

The issue here is related to the minister’s poppycock, to borrow that delightfully appropriate word from uppercaise. We can’t do much about UMNO politicians as it’s the nature of the beast to how-siao (bullsh*t) wakakaka, but we need to consider seriously the sad lack of professionalism observed in our BTN-ised civil and defence service staff.

If I may persuade you to recall what Dr M Bakri Musa wrote about the very recent and unexpected verdict on the Sodomy II case, in his article Hold the accolades published at Malaysia-Today, as follows (extracts):

Foreign governments too have been effusive with their praises. Some now brazenly call for Anwar Ibrahim to apologize for his earlier criticisms of the system.

Hold the accolades! This sordid trial reveals everything that is rotten with the Malaysian system of justice. This case should never have been prosecuted in the first place. That it was reflected the level or more precisely lack of professionalism on the part of these career prosecutors. As for the trial, there were many instances where the judge could have thrown the case out, as when the physical evidence was introduced. Now the learned judge used that as the reason for acquittal. [...]

There is only one possible redeeming value to Judge Zabidin continuing this trial in its squalid entirety, and that is to expose the pathetic lack of professionalism of not just the prosecuting team but also the other professionals involved. This included the police officers and crime investigators to the forensic scientists tasked with the crucial DNA analysis and the senior specialists who examined Anwar’s accuser.

“...pathetic lack of professionalism ...” of government professionals! Hell, should we even be calling them ‘professionals’ then?

But Dr Bakri’s description is spot on, and already shared by millions of Malaysians.

Just recall those half-past-six 'professionals' who had dealt with the mysterious (but then, perhaps not so ‘mysterious’) death of Teoh Beng Hock, yes, the MACC, Police, government employed pathologists, the inquest tap-dancing magistrate, members of the RCI and horror of horrors, the inquest government legal officer who claimed a person could strangle himself to death, though sadly he didn't show us that to its ultimate conclusion, wakakaka.

Now, do you know why Teoh BH’s family will never receive the justice that’s due to them?

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever - Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 13, 2012

Marking RPK's final assignment

RPK shares with us his final assignment (maximum 1000 words) for his Oxford course in Philosophy of Religion. He selected the topic of What is a religion?

As usual, RPK has written well and in an interesting way, subtext included wakakaka. Yes, we could nitpick here and there but generally it flows well. However, there is a sentence that I believe won’t be accepted, that is, from an academic point. It’s likely to invite a red inked question mark (with lecturer’s comment: “you did not explain why!”) on the right hand margin of his paper.

I refer to the 3rd last paragraph which went as follows:

Had freedom of choice been allowed and had no one been forced to adopt the religion of his/her political masters, there is no guarantee that, say, Islam would be the dominant religion of the Middle East. Most likely the majority in the Middle East today would be Zoroastrians. The Nestorian/Coptic Christians plus the Jews of the Middle and Near East also faced persecution and were forced to embrace either Islam or the Roman version of Christianity.

The sentence is “Most likely the majority in the Middle East today would be Zoroastrians”!

In academic papers one can’t toss in an assertion like that without explaining why one believes so – in other words why does RPK claim such?

He could have stated, just as an example (with subtext included as well wakakaka):

Zoroastrianism was the state religion of Persia, which was the dominant superpower around 600 to 500 BCE, thus conferring enormous prestige on that belief and its practice.

symbol of Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism was not unlike the Abraham-ic faith which subscribes to monotheism. But Zoroastrianism did not support monasticism, which (based on our experiences) was a plus for the religion, because that would have omitted the most powerful but insidious element and its corrupting influence in any religion, the priesthood/monkhood wakakaka.

Without priests introducing their man-make (not God’s) laws of ‘prohibitions and punishments’, it would have kept the religion uncorrupted, simple and of love (rather than fear) and thus a joy to embrace.

There were two practices in Zoroastrianism which put it on par with the more atheistic Buddhism, namely, there was to be no proselytizing, which today would have prevented many heartaches in Malaysia, nor was slavery permitted, which would have made Malaysians more considerate, caring or at least careful of how they treat their Indonesian maids, wakakaka.

The no-slave policy was why Cyrus the Great released the First Diaspora Jews who were slaves in Babylon, from their Babylonian lords and allowed them to return to Judah.

Cyrus the Great

Bloke left such a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion through his Edict of Restoration, he is referred to by the people of the Jewish faith, as "the anointed of the Lord" or a "Messiah”, the only gentile so honoured by Jews as a Messiah, ever, and immortalised forever in the Bible.

"I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says Yahweh Almighty." - Isaiah 45:13, and

"In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: ‘Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits; with three layers of huge stones and one layer of timbers. And let the cost be paid from the royal treasury. ‘Also let the gold and silver utensils of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be returned and brought to their places in the temple in Jerusalem; and you shall put them in the house of God.’ - Ezra 6:3-5

Without Cyrus' benevolence there won't any 2nd Diaspora or Israelis in this world. I suppose this explains why Zionist Israelis today are the ungrateful feral beasts they have become for wanting to bomb Persia (now known by its modern name, Iran); maybe they want to erase a 2,500-year old I.O.U, wakakaka.

The Israelis’ ingratitude is exactly like that of their hero, the adulterous murderous King David who deliberately sent his most loyal general, Uriah, to the forefront of the battle to be killed because he (David) bonked Uriah’s wife and made her pregnant while the poor soldier was fighting valiantly for his King.

Beasts reward generosity and loyalty with adultery, murder and deaths!

Cyrus' tomb at Pasargadae, Iran

Cyrus the Great was a great bloke who respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered (remember, no proselytizing permitted in Zoroastrianism). He founded the Achaemenid empire, which was very successful in its centralized administration that worked to the advantage and profit of its subjects.

History tells us that Cyrus is well recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy such that his influence is felt in both Eastern and Western civilizations.

Cyrus' Achaemenid Empire

Surely, with such a liberal religion under such an awesome and benevolent ruler, people of the Middle East, if they had the freedom of choice, would have willingly embraced Zoroastrianism, making the followers the majority in the Middle-East.

It would have screwed up RPK’s limit of 1000 words, but WTF, I enjoy helping him wakakaka.