I would have loved to use the idiom ‘out of the blue’ to describe the recent antics of former IGP Musa Hassan in his public criticisms of his old boss, Home Affairs Minister Hishamuddin, for allegedly interfering directly in police operational matters and other police issues – mind you, not that I disbelieve his principal allegations against his old boss, wakakaka.
The Jews are far more clever, contributing to both sides of politics … just in case, you know ... making them always winners regardless who wins and rules.
To be fair, many American Jews are left leaning liberals so please don’t assume they’re all Zionists. Perhaps the only chink in their left wing liberal politics is that, as Jews inheriting horrendous memories of the Holocaust, they are obligated in more than one way, to ensure at least the survival of Israel as a state.
The NSW Board of Studies and Department of Education has accepted the Jewish Board of Deputies’s recommendation to make the study of the Holocaust a compulsory subject in Years 9 and 10 in NSW secondary schools. Previously the NSW Labor government had refused to make the subject compulsory, though it was available as a study option - see Sydney Morning Herald's Study of Holocaust mandated for schools.
|Nazi concentration camp inmates, Jews and non-Jews|
Vic Alhadeff of the Jewish Board of Deputies stated that ''The Holocaust is a warning to every generation about the potential for evil, especially as a consequence of racial hatred, and about the inherent evil of totalitarian regimes. It teaches us that every generation owes it to itself and to future generations to cherish and, if necessary, fight to defend the sanctity of life, dignity and freedom.''
I cannot but whole-heartedly agree with the opposition NSW Greens Party MP John Kaye who said that (since the study objective is to warn younger generations of Australians about the potential for evil arising from the consequence of racial hatred) while the Holocaust is rightly an essential part of the state syllabus, it should be taught in the context of the other 20th-century genocides.
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Indeed, kaytee has in mind studies of genocides and/or atrocities like the ones in Rwanda, Khmer under the Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime, the massacre in Nanjing (Nanking) by the Japanese military during WWII, Sabra & Shatila and Deir Yassin in Palestine, Gaza during the Israeli Ops Cast Lead, My Lai in Vietnam, Wounded Knee and Indian Reservations in the USA as ugly examples of brutal colonialism, the US-British sanction of Iraq leading to infant malnutrition and deaths by the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi infants and children, etc.
|Japanese decapitating Nanjing victim and baby|
genocide at Nanjing alone took between 500,000 to 900,000 lives
whichever source for those figures, the victims there were of considerable numbers
For example, it’s no secret that there were talks (at RPK's Malaysia-Today) about the 916 coup d'état requiring at least RM 300 million to bring about that aspired change of government, an amazing strategy that had required its Great Conceptualizer to think totally outside the box .... specifically the ballot box, wakakaka.
Well, wow, WTF, one would be totally gob-smacked f* and kau kau too, when one is informed that RM 300 million is NOT enough? Pardon moi, but I'm just not used to such Fort Knox sums being considered as not enough.
|Whore of Babylon|
This leads us to one of the most despised persons in Malaysia, Musa Hassan the former IGP, who has recently and almost on a daily basis, self-canonized himself into some kind of law & order Saint Ralph Nader, in turn leading us to undergo a range of emotions … outrage at what we saw as his brazen hypocrisy, wakakaka at the ridiculousness of an oxymoron-ic reformasi ex-IGP, and finally deep suspicions as to the likely person behind Musa Hassan’s pseudo-crusade of righteous criticisms against ministerial political interference in police operational process.
People such as blogger Ahmad Lufti Othman leapt at the opportunity to call for serious investigations into Musa Hassan’s accusations. In his post Musa Hassan dan aksi Bollywood he wrote:
Apa yang didedahkan Musa sebenarnya melangkaui dimensi politik kepartaian. Ia tidak sewajarnya dilihat dengan pandangan siasah yang juling. Kita tidak mahu adegan yang sering ditonton dalam filem Bollywood -- tentang komplot di antara penjenayah dengan polis dan elit politik -- menjadi realiti yang menggerunkan.
Kalaupun Musa juga melakukan kesalahan sama, termasuk menyalahgunakan kuasanya semasa memegang jawatan KPN, seperti kata Ramli, membabitkan afidavit seorang penjenayah Goh Cheng Poh @ Tengku Poh, ia tidak sepatutnya memesongkan kita daripada memandang serius campur tangan politik terhadap pasukan keselamatan.
I agree with Ahmad Lufti but at the same I reckon there’s no harm in speculating over who’s behind the pseudo-canonization of the man known as Musang. Hey, it's Sunday and I have a lot of idle time on my hands, wakakaka.
So why would he cut his sons’ nose to spite Najib’s face (excuse my mixed metaphors)? Why use Musang to sabo Najib (and Hishamuddin) at this very late and crucial stage of UMNO's game where there's no or very little room for internal party manoeuvrings?
I am more inclined to raise questions about 'who' elsewhere, on top of which I read that the other side has a new and (financially) powerful backer. How "so sweet", wakakaka.
Besides, Saifuddin Nasution, the PKR Sec-Gen, has indirectly indicated by his tap-dancing to press questions about Musa Hassan applying to be a PKR member, there was possibly such an application or at least a personal approach, and who knows, perhaps even a behind-doors' tête-à-tête, wakakaka.
As it has been said, anything is possible in politics, even unto sleeping with the enemy, wakakaka, and boy, was Robert Phang mad about the alleged unholy union – see my previous post Sleeping with the enemy.
But then, in the immortal words of Machiavelli, ‘the ends justify the means’, wakakaka.
As a wise someone told me just recently, it’s your democratic rights to vote for whoever you see fit to lead the nation or those who are part of the outfit he leads, but you should be aware of any likely
wolf leopard beneath the sheep’s clothing.
In this, RPK has written a good post titled Always consistently inconsistent in which I left a comment that PKR likes to cherry-pick episodes of UMNO's sins for exposure, specifically those which did not involve Anwar Ibrahim. You know, in one of my recent posts Faith & Salvation, I wrote:
To ensure your faith, some religions (surprisingly not Judaism) have old Nicky or Satan (the Syaitan Dr Mahathir said you know), who I believe becomes the unfortunate scapegoat for God’s negligence or mistakes, just so to ensure your faith in an infallible God does not falter.
Yes siree, God has a wonderful job description, namely, “take all credits for the wonders of this universe, miracles and acts of compassion, kindness and generosity, but blame the Devil for all wrongs, disasters and anything you don’t want to be associated with. And if cornered with unpleasant facts (eg. 350,000 innocent Indons killed during the Boxing Day tsunami), use the phrase ‘God works in mysterious ways’.”
Wakakaka, isn't that just a gnam gnam job description, as the anwaristas would see it, for the Great Man, reaping only credits but assigning all demerits and blames to his former UMNO leader-mentor and colleagues, people he happily worked alongside for 16 years without one teeny weeny peep or squeak from him about reformasi, ...
... no, certainly not when Tun Abbas Salleh, former Lord President of our courts, was removed in the most scandalous fashion. Sure, it was undeniably Dr Mahathir who did Tun Abbas in, but what protest did the so-called reformer raise?
It was in fact (indisputably so) left to Zaid Ibrahim, ironically a man (most unjustly) reviled by PKR because he condemned the alleged dodgy PKR party election polls, to successfully convince (then) PM AAB to officially redress that injustice to Tun Abbas, 20 years later.
And that was Anwar Ibrahim’s modus operandi for 16 years in UMNO, conveniently keeping quiet (or acting dunno) and enjoying the trappings of power while his UMNO party went about its collective merry ways. Then, when and only when he was booted out of UMNO (screaming his lungs out) he sang a different tune, that of reformasi.
Ooops my bad, correction to that, he did raise his voice once when in UMNO, in 1996, and that was to boast after UMNO Youth thugs (including then UMNO Youth No 3 and currently PKR Sec-Gen Saifuddin Nasution) had perpetuated violent disruption at an international forum held at the KL Asia Hotel. That forum called Apcet II was forced to be abandoned because of the violent intrusion by BN Youth and their heckling and disruptive behaviour.
|Apcet II - see if you can spot Saifuddin Nasution, wakakaka|
It was a disgraceful episode in our nation’s history, where BN Youth showed their barbaric hooliganism to the whole world, made even worse when Anwar as acting PM actually boasted pompously after the BN thugs completed their nefarious disruption on Apcet II: "Our mission was to stop the conference and we did just that," effectively praising the violent hecklers.
And may the bells in the Indian temple ring to remind us of the
wolf leopard in sheep's clothing.
Can't I ever forgive him?
I understand in Islam Allah swt can forgive someone's sins provided the sinner recognizes the offence itself and its admission before God, makes a commitment not to repeat the offence, (if the offence was against someone) does whatever needs to be done to rectify the offence (within reason) and asks pardon of the offended party, and asks for forgiveness from God.
But can we, should we when in 2008 he schemed up 916, and in January 2009, he enthused about the defection of UMNO's Nasarudin Hashim (an amazing frog soon to be known as the revolving-door politician).
To use Karpal Singh's fave Bahasa word - Bertaubat?
Remember, Allah swt can forgive someone's sins provided the sinner recognizes the offence itself ..., makes a commitment not to repeat the offence, ... etc etc.
The revolving-door scandal, or more precisely Anwar's welcoming that Bota Wonder was what made Karpal Singh tore his hair out to publicly condemn political defections, and to urge a Pakatan stop to such political subversions of the ballot box.
So how to accept him as a (politically) changed man and support him, when I see is the same ferocious predatory leopard which hasn't changed its political spots.
I'm however okay with his daughter and most of the other PKR, all of whom I will politically support.
Naturally, I expect that criticizing Anwar and his inner cohorts, would have me criticized/condemned as a BN cyber-trooper, because in the anwaristas blinkered mud-splattered eyes, who but only BN would criticize the world’s greatest political reformer, wakakaka.
And of course, democracy, independent thinking and the right to vote for a candidate of their choice are their monopoly. Others who don’t vote for or support Anwar and PKR must be BN people, wakakaka again.
And this post I dedicate to those hecklers and vandals at my blog - you're not unlike those UMNO hecklers and vandals at KL Asia Hotel in 1996, wakakaka.