Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wanna be like Singapore?

The Malay Mail Online - Dr M: Malaysia will be like Singapore if Pakatan takes power

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed warned today that Malaysia could become like Singapore if the Chinese community here continues to support DAP’s alleged dream of complete political and economic dominance in Malaysia.

The former prime minister claimed that nothing good will come of Chinese dominance in politics or the economy — as has happened in neighbouring Singapore — as Malaysia is a multi-cultural society mostly made up of the Malays.

Aha, those dreaded 23+%*, to wit, the Chinese Malaysians! Karn-neen-nare ler!

* 2010 statistics indicated only 22.9% but it seems Chinese must have been "working hard" (wakakaka) in the last few years to now assume some 23+% of the population. The 2010 stats also indicated Malays at 60.3% and Indians at 7.1%

However, Dr M is correct in asserting that there's Chinese dominance in Singapore politics and economy, though alas he didn't provide the reason, but which I will, wakakaka.

The status quo in Singapore, namely, Chinese dominance in politics and economy, is because Singapore's ethnic breakdown shows Chinese at 74.3% (down from 77% in 1970), Malays at 13.3% (down from 14.8% in 1970), Indians at 9.1% (up from 7% in 1970 - aiseh Aneh koot lart mu-oit** ler - rajin kerja kuat wakakaka) with Others at 3.3%.

** the Chinese colloquialism 'mu-oit' (pronounced as one syllable) means 'make' but also has a more cheeky-naughty insinuation, wakakaka

74.3% is likely to dominate in almost everything, but 23+%? C'mon lah, Tun, aren't you overreaching?

And pray tell us what's the ethnic composition of the Malaysian Police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Civil Service, Malaysian Judiciary, Malaysian educational community including university VC, school principals and students especially at university level, etc? Which ethnicity owns most of the banks and financial houses? Then what about the GLCs?

Even a Pakatan-led government in Selangor would not support a Chinese to be permanently the professional head in charge of PKNS, what more elsewhere!

However, I have to grudgingly admit that Chinese Malaysians indeed 'dominate' in the pirate DVD trade and also illegal 4-Ekor bookie business, wakakaka! 

Secondly, Dr M by his "warning" of the local Yellow Peril wakakaka, namely, that DAP’s alleged dream of complete political and economic dominance in Malaysia, hasn't he inadvertently admitted by the word 'dream ' that in reality Chinese Malaysians are NOT dominating Malaysian politics and economy, something we have been relentlessly, repeatedly and regularly informed by him and some of his UMNO cohorts?

After warning us of the dreaded DAP and its sinister Illuminati-ish intent to control Malaysian politics and economy, he said:

“Forget the idea of dominating all fields, of dominating both politics and economics. Go back to the idea of sharing. It will not be forever. It will be only for the duration when the Malays through their numbers dominate politics and the Chinese through their business acumen and money dominate the economy."

“Once the Malays and other indigenous people gain a fair share of the economic wealth of this country, they will lose their fear of Chinese domination. At that stage the Chinese share of political power would be enhanced.

“It may take years but that is as much as we can expect for as long as we insist on being identified by our racial origins.”

So really, UMNO and even Malays in general shouldn't worry about Chinese dominance in politics, because as Dr M has just admitted, the Malays are still jolly dominating politics, which we all know.

Even DAP knows none of its current Chinese or Indian leaders should be so arrogant as to brazenly propose or promote him/herself as PM-designate in Pakatan.

Addendum: for example, in Lim Kit Siang's campaign to build support for a new political coalition from both sides of the current political divide, so as to oust and replace the BN as the federal government, he has suggested 6 bumiputera names (and not anyone from DAP) as the proposed coalition's designated PM, as follows:

From Sabah: Anifah Musa (MP for Kimanis); Rosnah Rashid Shirlin (Papar) and Abdul Ghapur Salleh (Kalabakan), and

From Sarawak: Fadihlah Yusuf (MP for Petra Jaya), Nancy Shukri (Batang Sadong) and Rohani Abdul Karim (Batang Lupar) - see FMT for more.

ooops, sorry, wrong sweetie Nancy

sweetie Nancy Shukri

But if Dr M and his UMNO cohorts were to have their ways, then it'll be in the year 2,000,015 before we can ever be all Malaysians and thus be equal.

Additionally, he conveniently forgot to mention that the one who dominates politics will be the one who decides on the economic cake, or at least how to enjoy it even at the extent of squandering all of it.

Mind, to be fair to the government, the Chinese Malaysian up to now, haven't done badly, though the worry is for the future, because the one who dominates politics will be the one who decides on the economic cake will thus be the one who will manage the baking (excuse the pun, wakakaka) - and the Chinese fear that by then, with the squandering going on for the past 30 years, there won't be enough flour for those private bakers.

There is a Chinese social-cultural belief (borne out of thousands of years of observed or bitterly-felt experience) that a family's fortune would in general be totally squandered by the 3rd generation of the family.

The 1st generation built up the fortune through hard work, perseverance, sacrifices and frugality; the 2nd generation consolidated on what was achieved by the preceding generation by exercising the same Confucian virtues, but alas, began pampering their offspring and tolerated the wee squandering by their brats. The 3rd generation, thoroughly spoilt brats with no clue as to what would be hard work, perseverance or sacrifices, and most certainly not frugality, would continue the squandering and mark the downfall of the family economic-financial standing.

By convention, a 'generation's is around 30 years (some say 25 years while others 35), so Malaysia today could be said to be in the beginning of its 3rd generation. Hmmm ........!!!

When we re-examine Singapore and its unbelievable 40-year rise as a lil' island with no natural resources other than its people, to its current immense wealth, economic power, financial reach and global prestige, with its universities among the world's top ranking, would the idea of Malaysia becoming like Singapore be all that bad?

You tell me!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fairies and Sons-of-Bitches

The Malay Mail Online - Steer Malaysia from sedition law to win ally against China, Obama told

The US Navy has eleven (11) carrier battle group as above 2nd photo
unseen are the N-powered attack submarines surrounding the surface ships

how many carrier battle groups does China have?

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — US President Barack Obama must press Malaysia to abandon the Sedition Act and foster democracy to gain a crucial ally in the region in its race with China, a writer with The Diplomat magazine said.

The Asia-Pacific magazine said China is “particularly keen” on filling the US void in the region through economic clout and “hawkish demonstrations” in the South China Sea.

“If the US doesn’t capitalise on the openness of Malaysia and other nations in the region to its advances — it will surely lose momentum to China.

“One possible step to re-engage? Obama or Secretary of State John Kerry must condemn Malaysia’s draconian Sedition Act, which gives the state sweeping powers against those deemed too critical of the government,” the Japan-based magazine wrote.

The writer, Karam Singh Sethi, noted that there is a “deep desire” for increased engagement between Kuala Lumpur and Washington among students and teachers, to diplomats.

He warned that administrations after Obama will be playing catch up with China for “decades to come” if he does not continue to lay a foundation for strong engagement in the region after his presidency ends in 2017. [...]

The writer must be from la-la land where the tooth fairy, fairy godmother and Tinkerbell live, wakakaka.

The USA does not care two figs about democracy, freedom of expression, human rights, equality or justice, whatever, in other countries so long as those countries remain friendly to and do not interfere with nor obstruct the interests of the American state.

Consider the draconian feudalistic but bloody oil-rich state of Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are propped up by the USA (for oil of course), as was Iran under the Shah (again for oil), and a host of other former dictatorships like those in Chile (copper), South Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, several "-stan" countries of the former republics of the USSR, etc.

Have you ever heard of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's riposte to Sumner Welles, his Secretary of State, who condemned the brutal Nicaraguan dictator as a son of a bitch? The president of the USA, bastion of so-called freedom (or better, 'freedom fries', wakakaka) replied to Welles, “Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”

Roosevelt in his notorious saying had encapsulated the USA's standard attitude towards dictatorships or tyranny throughout the world. In short, the USA doesn't give a shit whether Malaysia's Sedition Act and the UMNO-government's application of this law has been f**king up Malaysians kau kau, so long as the Malaysian government remains friendly to the USA and its interests.

The reason why the USA had previously been supportive of Anwar Ibrahim was due to the Americans seeing Dr M as a very unfriendly leader of a reasonably sized country with strategic assets and geographical features and locations - Malacca Straits (choke point for Chinese ships), rubber, oil and gas, etc.

The USA has had a notorious history of destabilizing governments unfriendly to its political, strategic and economic interests, so that its favoured (local) candidate could take over.

Some if its past victims were South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem (he and family were assassinated in a CIA-backed coup in '63), Brazil's democratically elected President João Goulart (deposed by military coup d'etat in '64), Chile's democratically elected president Salvador Allende (assassinated in an American back military coup in '73).

Other US-backed, sponsored or instigated coups were in Syria in '49, Iran in '53, Guatemala in '54, Congo in '60, Dominican Republic in '61, Indonesia in '65, Haiti in '91, Honduras in '99 and allegedly Ukraine in 2004 and in recent times in Libya and Egypt. The US attempted a coup in Venezuela but failed. This list is NOT exhaustive.

If Dr M had crossed the line which adversely affected US political, financial and economic interests, I wonder whether the USA would have sponsored its nominated client (wakakaka) to take over, one way or another.

And I suppose that's the cleverness or slyness of Ah Jib Gor who on coming into power had straightaway neutralized Mr Manmanlai on the international front by cozying up to the Yanks.

Have you noticed how relatively quiet the American government have been on Anwar since Ah Jib Gor came into power, and how they have 'acted dunno' about Mr Manmanlai? The ugly truth is the USA has discarded him like a used condom.

Yes, they might have uttered a few words or so for their own domestic (liberal) consumption but insofar as relationship between the USA and Malaysia under Ah Jib Gor currently goes, it's all very kamcheng lah (pally-buddy hunky-dory).

Yes, the USA may want to curb China's adventures in the South China Sea (which is more about the latter's concerns for oil, oil, oil rather than the alleged hawkish regional dominance) but it can still do this with a dictatorship in Vietnam or Malaysia.

Indeed, what need has it for any form of democratic states to achieve its strategic containment of China, when it has gone about (or tried) co-opting communist Vietnam and dictatorships in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan?

Yes, the writer must be from la-la land where the tooth fairy, fairy godmother and Tinkerbell live, wakakaka.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DAP 'amputating' PAS gone wrong!

I'm rather disappointed with what we see as the DAP recent tactic vis-a-vis PAS and its hudud. I feel DAP has mangled (f**kup) its handling of the sorry situation. But before I come to that, let's quickly recap what I remember of DAP, the political party that I have shown my support for, though not as a card carrying member. Please advise where I am incorrect in my history of DAP's political aspirations.

Years ago the DAP standing by its lonesome self and performing bloody well to public expectations and satisfaction had modest and reasonable aim, eg. of winning majority rule in Penang. Timing was the problem. Thus bad timing then for the DAP saw their Project Tanjung went kaput.

That's because in those earlier days, Penangites by their conservative nature (disparagingly described as the kedukut mentality) were and presumably still are very cautious about changes, as (the late) Lee Kuan Yew and his PAP were to discover in those early days of Malaysia.

LKY on seeing the massive Penang crowd attending his election rallies on the island would have been encouraged into fantasizing that the then Chinese-dominated state would run straight into the open arms of papa, but alas for him, Chinese Penangites saw LKY as what they had previously viewed Anwar Ibrahim, a political curiosity to listen to for the night's entertainment at the City Hall padang, to be followed by a late night repast at the Esplanade's hawkers corner, probably of jiu-hoo-eng-chai (blanched cuttlefish and kangkung laden with chillie & hoisin sauce and grilled sesame seeds), satay (wakakaka), lor-bah (haram stuff, wakakaka), koay-teow-t'ng (koay teow noodle soup with fishballs and meat) and rojak, .....

..... but not someone to vote for ..... after all he was a Sing in Penang, wakakaka.

Yes sir, timing was everything because the "original" Gerakan Party hit the right spot at the right time in May 1969, winning by a landslide. Penangites by then had had enough of Wong Pow Nee and his Perikatan. Yes, beautiful timing for Lim Chong Eu and gang.

Gerakan ruled for 40 years. Despite their incrementally changing character from the great Gerakan of 1969 into an UMNO underling, made worse by the UMNO 'divide & rule' (inherited from the Brit master) of Chinese-based parties by pressuring Gerakan to give up several of their seats to their mortal enemy MCA, so that the two Chinese* mortal foes in their divided political existence could never combine to confront Penang UMNO.

* Gerakan has been mainly Chinese, and for simplicity sake, will be described here as a Chinese-based political party. It's also useful to remind ourselves that when Lim Keng Yaik joined Gerakan in the early 70's he and his so-called young turk reformers were all hardcore MCA people who didn't get along with Tan Siew Sin, thus Gerakan became even more Chinese.

Despite all above, BN-UMNO, wakakaka, continued to rule Penang for four decades. That was because, as mentioned, Chinese Penangites had been very very conservative especially in politics and didn't want to change their political preference ...

... until 2008!

DAP then had a reasonable aim, namely, to deny BN-UMNO their 2/3 majority. The GE-12 results exceeded the DAP's expectation for they in collaboration with their Pakatan allies, not only denied BN-UMNO its 2/3 majority but majority rule in Penang as well ..... indeed to their own enormous surprise as they admitted they weren't quite prepared to rule. Jeff Ooi with just a MBA became top honcho (Chief of Staff) to Lim GE.

Personally I was rapt because Lim KS had finally realized both his political objectives. I had feared he might not have seen what he wanted achieved prior to his political retirement. He deserved realizing his dreams.

I was informed that in more than one way, Pakatan achieved their dazzling results because of Dr M, yes, none other, wakakaka.

One was his serial undermining of AAB, while another was as said, that in his hey days as PM he wanted federal constituencies to have the Malay:Chinese/Indian ratio of around (rough round figures) 60:40, as he assessed the nons in general would be his strongest supporters. He was proven right in 1999 and his successor AAB also benefited from his legacy in 2004.

But those constituencies were to subsequently become probably his major regret since 2008, resulting in that infamous racist insults Apa lagi Cina mahu and Najib's Chinese tsunami. Incidentally I riposted to the former with my letter to Malaysiakini titled Apa lagi UMNO mahu? wakakaka.

Dr M hadn't considered the possibility of PAS and DAP ever joining up in what he must have considered as The Unholy Trio, wakakaka, thanks to his erstwhile protege, Anwar Ibrahim. Those 60 Malay to 40 Non constituencies, so effective previously in stalling DAP and PAS individually in their political aspirations, have become precariously dodgy for BN against the new Unholy Trio, what with a moribund MCA and MIC.

May 2013 - wonderful news regardless of our remarkable EC which saw, just as an example, its ridiculous gerrymandering Grand Canyon-ish chasmic blasphemy in the Putrajaya vs Kapar constituencies, allowing the BN to continue to rule despite winning only 46% of the overall federal votes. And it was wonderful news because Pakatan won a shocking 52% of the votes.

What f* denial of the 2/3 majority to BN? Hey man, Pakatan has won the majority of votes! Okay, so gerrymandering might have prevented Pakatan from forming the new government, but nonetheless, that means they are sweetly poised to win in the next general election.

So with Pakatan garnering about 52% of the federal votes, there grew a new ecstatically exciting expectation, of Pakatan seizing Putrajaya by GE-14.

But alas, Pakatan is made up of three component parties, each with its own ideology and aspirations, and there's no political ideology more diverse in nature and character than PAS' Islamic theocracy and DAP's socialist secular democracy, though at times I wonder about DAP's claim secularism when a couple of its pollies would forget themselves in their halellujah-ing, wakakaka.

To cut discussions short since I am sure you all have been following the recent poisonous exchange of angry words between PAS and DAP, the honeymoon is over for these two parties. Gone are the days when PAS would praise Lim GE for his humbleness, or DAP's pollies would sprout Quranic verses (after clearing them with Tok Guru, in reality a form of manja-bodek, wakakaka), or DAP thinking of using PAS banner, and PAS offering it, for the 2013 general elections.

But DAP and PAS both want Pakatan to continue as there are mutual benefits but each has its own constituency to answer to. Invariably, with the two having totally different political ideology, there isn't going to be a win-win situation, more so when PAS under Pak Haji Hadi Awang's leadership decided to go solo on its hudud flight. So the DAP ack-ack guns had to be swung into action to shoot the hudud flight down, wakakaka

UMNO, MCA and Gerakan wait happily though anxiously in the wings like hungry grinning wolves for the two so-called Pakatan allies to go centrifugal, with the latter two jeering at DAP. Sadly there's some truth in DAP (perhaps unwittingly and indirectly) encouraging PAS in its Islamic drive, what with Lim GE referring to some great Caliph as the model for good governance and if I recall correctly, Nga from Perak dropping Quranic verses off his lips as if those were Canto sweet-nothings.

PAS on its part seems to be in a self-delusional world of its own, believing it has the support of DAP in its total Islamic ambition. It once criticized Karpal Singh as the sole obstacle to its theocratic aspiration, as if every other DAP pollies were on its side. Today, after its insistence on implementing hudud it blamed DAP as the sole obstacle while it believed other Chinese Malaysians don't mind. Its party president could even bring himself to say some Chinese still have a soft spot for the party.

But I don't agree with what DAP has done, selecting Pak Haji Hadi Awang as the man to be (politically) amputated - excuse the naughty pun - so as to save the general PAS body. The series of DAP insults and condemnations via the media against Pak Haji have virtually turned him into an Islamic hero, a martyr, and will no doubt force even the Erdogens to come to his defence.

How can DAP save the general PAS body when the wounds it has inflicted on Pak Haji has undoubtedly turned the entire PAS gangrenous to DAP's strategy?

The biadap-ish 'amputation' has been badly conceived and crudely and insensitively executed. DAP has in the process alienated the general neutral Malay by its biadap-ish aggression against a senior ulama who's still highly respected by significant segments of the Heartland.

So sadly, I have to conclude that today's DAP is seen to be too aggressive, appearing to Malays as not only ta'sopan santun but far worse, biadap. I feel that the DAP, for all its Malaysian-ness, has too much western political mentality and probably has also forgotten the value and techniques of Asian style negotiations, which take pains to confer mucho face to even the losers.

However, having said that, PAS in the person of Pak Haji and his ulama cohorts were arrogantly intransigent. Everyone could see it was hell-bent on hudud, and to hell with every other considerations including those of its ally. Did it expect DAP to commit political seppuku by supporting hudud?

PAS really didn't care whether it succeeded in its hudud drive, which if it did would of course be a bonus, as its objective was principally to score Islamic political points to stay in power - for more, see the Malay Mail Online's Three things we learned from: Kelantan’s hudud ambition.

Perhaps, in its silly wishful belief, PAS reckons that DAP will eventually capitulate because of DAP's ultra keenness on Pakatan to overthrow BN in GE-14.

But I must assert that DAP in its silly gambit in (politically) amputating Pak Haji from the PAS body has done more harm for itself. It must realize that if it is equally silly enough to still ally itself with PAS, there's a possibility that it will probably suffer its same fate of 1999.

I bet the majority of non-Muslim voters have by now written off PAS, so by continuing association with the party which wants hudud, the DAP may be viewed as a disgusting underling of PAS - don't worry, MCA and Gerakan will be working like mad to press home this perception.

The DAP would have been better off by having a clean breakoff with PAS, minus all those unpleasant ravings and rantings about Pak Haji. Let the Erdogens themselves take appropriate actions on how they would want to continue with DAP in Pakatan. Besides, by vilifying the old man, how would offended Malay voters consider the DAP, especially its Malay candidates like Ariff Sabri, Dyana Sofya and more?

But even if the voters were to forgive DAP for its obsession with allying itself with PAS to take Putrajaya, there is still a very important unanswered question, namely, where is the shadow cabinet?

How will Pakatan deal with that, which thus far, it has cowardly evaded the issue, such a pressing one. It's an issue that's better dealt with now, or sadly, NEVER!

Indeed, how can we expect a stable Pakatan government following GE-14 if it can't even have an agreed shadow cabinet at this stage?

Consider the MB shambles in Selangor following the idiotic Kajang Satay manoeuvre, and now picture the utter chaos of a Pakatan government deciding on the cabinet only after winning GE-14. If Pakatan can't deal with the shadow cabinet NOW, forget about being a coalition. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pakatan "Selamat Malaysia"?

TMI - To save Malaysia, Kit Siang suggests new coalition with MPs from BN, Pakatan

Y: Ah Gor, heard your military nowadays has become politicized?
N: mai pen rai, kow-tim liao
Y: di, dimark, just look at my experience

Only if Najib shows support for PAS' hudud, Lim KS expresses his PERSONAL proposal for a new quasi-bipartisan coalition, made up of both Pakatan and BN people, to "Save Malaysia and defend the Federal Constitution and rule of law".

Yes, if Najib hudud-izes his political stand, Lim KS said: "May be the time has come for a new 'Save Malaysia' coalition comprising MPs from both sides of the political divide and the South China Sea, to defend the constitution and rule of law with a new prime minister and a new government."

By the by, South China Sea refers to Sarawak and Sabah, not Vietnam, Indon or gasp China, wakakaka.

Then he added the sweetener, that the new prime minister could come from either BN or PR, as long as the person wants to "save Malaysia, defend the Federal Constitution and the rule of law".

... the new prime minister could come from either BN or PR?

I guess this time he was referring to an ultra cautious Ku Li, said to be the best PM we never had - maybe that's how he became the best ever PM ... only because we didn't have him, wakakaka.

Once I had lots of admiration and secret hopes for Ku Li to become PM, but his evasive, elusive and equivocating intent to be an alternative PM since his defeat by Dr M has left me cold and bloody disappointed. He only emerged to say something sweet to our ears when he felt relatively safe.

Who then in BN could be the new coalition leader as the alternative PM?

While you think about the question, let me propose a name for the 'notional' coalition to "Save Malaysia and defend the Federal Constitution and rule of law".

Yep, 'notional' because somehow I have a firm belief Ah Rose Soe would not allow Ah Jib Gor to go hudud, wakakaka.

Anyhow, what about 'Selamat Malaysia' coalition with a catchy singkatan (abbreviation) like 'SALAM' (not 'SATAY', wakakaka) which should out-Islam PAS and UMNO, at least on the superficial surface, but then what is PAS' hudud legislation and UMNO support for it other than political opportunism, hence also superficial in their manoeuvres with respect to Islamic legislation.

Back to the SALAM (wakakaka) leadership, please forget about Ku Li because he won't make a move unless the PM's chair is gift-wrapped and handed over to him on a silver platter.

Obviously the SALAM coalition won't include PAS, because PAS' hudud push has been the very cause of its notional existence. But blokes like their Erdogens could join either PKR or DAP to be considered as PM.

It's unlikely we can, or for that matter, should have junior politicians who by their age and experience won't be suitable to be PM.

Indeed, by age and experience and also political renown (at least in the past, wakakaka), Ku Li even at his veteran age, would have been an ideal choice but as I have said, he has allowed himself to suffer from political timidity since his crushing defeat in 1987 and during the Semangat 46 days to be of much value to a new coalition to oppose UMNO-PAS.

And forget about Dr Wan as she's known to be a reluctant pollie and doesn't have the fire to lead other than to save her husband.

What about:

(a) UMNO's Abdullah Saifuddin who's 54 (a good age to be PM) and who's known for his balanced views,

(b) PKR's Azmin Ali who's 50, already MB of Selangor and who walked the corridors of high power with Anwar in their UMNO hey days, and have intimate relationship with UMNO's top leaders [I admit I personally don't like nor trust him],

(c) Ariff Sabri - I don't know how old he is but I guess around 55 to 60. He has strong economic qualification, and prior to joining DAP, was an UMNO member, or

(d) a Sabahan/Sarawakian bumi from UMNO?

I have listed 4 UMNO or (wakakaka) former UMNO people above. Can you dream up a respectable person (of either gender) from BN or PKR or elsewhere (civil service, ex military, industry, NGO), who's a bumiputera (including from the 'South China Sea', wakakaka) aged around 55 to 65 (plus or minus a few years) with a track record of respectability, credibility and fairness? Being a Muslim is preferable but hopefully, not essential.

I like to propose Marina Mahathir ;-). Sweetie is a fine citizen and a wonderful woman with a commendable humanitarian and compassionate approach to helping people, bravely outspoken against injustice and oppression, stands up for the weak and downtrodden, articulate and possesses good values, and like Margaret Thatcher, has more gonads than a lot of blokes, wakakaka. Yea, I know what some of you will say!

The weaker SEX?

Seems they like to bully women, sweeties like Nik Raina, Aisyah Tajuddin and if you still remember, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor.

The persecution (not prosecution) of Nik Raina is probably the worst case of misusing the name of religion to intimidate a woman. Jawi obviously wants to punish her as manager of Borders KL for selling banned books even though Jawi's prohibition on those books was issued only 6 days after they had raided Borders and charged her.

Who the fuck knew the books were banned, certainly not sweetie. Maybe they had expected sweetie to see into the future, using Raja Bomoh's twin-kelapa crystal ball.

But both the civil and syariah court had the sense to dismiss the charges against her, though I wonder why the syariah court's dismissal was qualified that it did not amount to an acquittal despite and in spite of the sequence of events which led to the stupid charge was evidently clear she was totally innocent.

Wait, there's more. FMT reported on another sin of the syariah court prosecutor, in personally serving notice of appeal on her on Friday in what was seen as a further act of intimidation.

Nik Raina, 38, broke down and wept in her office after she received the notice of appeal, which had been served on her instead of through her lawyer, Malaysiakini reported.

Her boss, Yau Su Peng, was quoted as saying: “I can’t help but wonder if that action was meant to further intimidate Nik Raina. She is understandably upset over this.”

Their aim seems to be to intimidate her even if that requires breach of legal procedures. They don't seem to care about the law unless the law allows them to bully their targeted victims. Yes, the aim would seem to be that, frighten the sh*t out of women, hopefully punish her and terrify the rest of the public into obeying, complying and stuff far worse, and not about legal justice, that she was innocent.

Stuff far worse? Remember the Zouk nightclub case? See the BBC report on that infamous raid. What shame it brought for Malaysia.

Another was the Jais Gombak lechery case in 2006 - we read in NST about the lustful leery lascivious behaviour of a Jais officer who caught an unfortunate woman for khalwat.

The poor sweetie had gone to Jais office in Gombak the day after her embarrassing encounter with Jais, in a vain hope to 'settle' the case amicably. However, she claimed she got more than she bargained for.

She was molested and forced to perform oral sex on said Jais officer as an inducement to let her off the hook. She also alleged the officer used criminal force to outrage her modesty by caressing her breasts and kissing her on the lips.

I wonder whether that animal was ever charged in court?

So much for these local 'warriors' who dare claim to fight for Islam, and who had on a number of occasions resorted to violence even on minor infringements such as khalwat - read this. Obviously those officers love to flex their muscles.

Hence it isn't too surprising after all that we see the current persistent harassment of Nik Raina of Borders.

Recall this one, where the Mufti of Kelantan, Mohamad Shukri Mohamad,  who eight years ago in 2006, then as the deputy mufti of Kelantan told Berita Harian that wives would be deemed to be unjust and abusive if they cannot satisfy their husbands' sexual needs.

Wakakaka, but it's always women who are to be blamed and bullied.

Wakakaka again, abusive in sexual needs?

In his (note ‘his’ and not 'the') most brilliant exposition of Islamic doctrines, he explained that in a marriage, it's not always the wives who were abused as it could also happen to the husbands. He advised that Islamic laws protect both women and men.

He warned: "Thus wives who do not provide proper care for their husbands, including not fulfilling their sexual needs, can be considered as being unjust and abusive towards their husbands."

"These women can be charged under Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002, which provides for a fine of RM 1,000 or jail of up to six months or both upon conviction."

But in a manner not unusual of either important big shots (CEOs, ministers, etc) or impossible big bullshitters, he skipped the details, yup, by neglecting to elaborate on how the courts would determine any husband’s claims of his wife failing to satisfy his sexual needs as per, wakakaka, Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002.

As we know, some husbands may have excessive sexual needs, so the poor wives could be required to perform to super-human standards, you know, 'above and beyond' the call of duty.

Dahleeng, use a Kryptonite to 'soften' his super sex needs, wakakaka 

If their wives cannot satisfy their super sexual needs, would those poor wives be still deemed as unjust and abusive as per, wakakaka again, Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002 by this mufti?

But truthfully, I would be very interested in how he would impartially gauge that a husband has attained sexual satisfaction in his legal act of consummation. I've been informed that in the West it's supposedly measured by how loud the man (or woman) screams 'OH GOD', wakakaka again.

perhaps inspiring the drafting of an Enactment, wakakaka

Or would he just rely on the hubby's say-so, that the undutiful wife should be jailed for 6 months while hubby gets a new young doll of a wife?

Poor Malaysian women.

And it seems SEX SEX SEX would always be in the picture if you were to read Malaysiakini's K'tan deputy MB admits error on 'unnatural sex'.

We gather from Kelantan's Deputy MB Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah that: "Some scholars argue that since wives belong to their husbands, their husbands can do as they like."

The wife belongs to the husband and he can do as he likes? Wow. Incidentally, he was referring to anal sex between the married couple.

And he added that this wife-as-a-chattel (mere property) comes from the differences of interpretation of the Quranic verse which states that "wives are tilths for their husbands", and therefore, they can approach their wives in any sexual manner they choose.

And on that let me remind wives that the Mufti of Kelantan, Mohamad Shukri Mohamad had already warned that "... wives who do not provide proper care for their husbands, including not fulfilling their sexual needs, can be considered as being unjust and abusive towards their husbands."

"These women can be charged under Section 128 (1) of the Kelantan Islamic Law Enactment 2002, which provides for a fine of RM 1,000 or jail of up to six months or both upon conviction."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Congratulations galore

We Malaysians have always told ourselves, boastfully if I may add, we are not a mean people but rather generous, charitable and of good will. With this in mind, I believe recent happenings and recollections call for a round of congratulations. So here we go:

1. Congratulations to PAS in their hudud victory, and now now I don't want detractors to be mean and say things like "Et tu Bastards". Let us join in their rejoicing, knowing that Kelantan henceforth will be immune from floods, injustice and misogyny, among other virtues and blessings.

However, I have to admit I'm not sure about incest between fathers and their little girls as this was not mentioned, though I have been aware that our esteemed parliament had in 2006 reduced the punishments for incest - see my 2009 post Lawmakers too easy on incest!

while I still have my thumbs


Additionally, we have been blessed by the PAS recent hudud legislation that from now on, as reported by FMT, sex between women, sex with corpses, and sex with animals are no longer crimes under the amended Syariah Criminal Code II (1993) bill tabled in the Kelantan Assembly yesterday.

Don't worry about sex between women for that is not new, but I believe those repelled criminal acts of necrophilia (sex with a corpse) and zoophilia or bestiality (sex with animals) will have immense tourism values where we can expect an influx of wannabe-Periander, he who was said to have baked his bread in a cold oven 2600 years ago, and animal lovers or more correctly, "lovers" of animals, wakakaka.

Compare PAS' enlightening hudud legislations with those dark eras of Judaism where in Leviticus 18:23, we are told:

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Aiyoyo, those Israelites were such spoilsports, considering they themselves were screwing everyone else since the days of Moses till today when we have racist Netanyahu.

2. Congratulations to UMNO for being pandai in 'chong-ing' (not 'poloma'-ing, wakakaka) PAS ... yadda yadda ... I wonder whether today's UMNO will one day share the same dilemma as Dr M's UMNO when he made his 929 Declaration in 2001.

3. Congratulations to former air force Major Zaidi Ahmad for his heroic brilliance in revealing to us, as reported by Malaysiakini, that "... had the government spent on an Awacs plane instead of another executive jet, the tragic disappearance of MAS Flight MH370 could have been averted."

However, Zaidi didn't explain in detail how such an AWACS plane would be able to avert the disappearance of MH370? We love to hear from him on the how's and wherefore's.

Would such an AWACS be scrambled or one already loitering in Malaysian airspace 24/7? If to be scrambled, why not scrambled the fighters instead?

Congrats also to him for being a hero in chewing Hishamuddin up for not having fighter aircraft in a ready to scramble alert status. Zaidi proclaimed that 'heads must roll'. Wonderful.

However, Zaidi should tell us during his umpteen years as the former OC of the F5E squadron whether he had put forward any policy proposals to do what he has accused Hishamuddin of not doing? Please tell us, thanks.

Strangely, Zaidi reminds me of a former minister who kept silent for 16 years while in the establishment of power but became vocal on being expelled. But I'm sure Zaidi, being already proclaimed a hero by many, would be better as I am most confident he would have written several policy proposals to do what Hishamuddin's head should roll for not doing same.

To know more on the wondrous hindsight of so many brilliant people, please read my post RMAF and Zhang Ziyi on MH370.

Oh Zaidi, tell me more about that sexy Awacs

4. Oh, didn't we mention Dr M earlier? I believe a rather belated congratulation may be in order for him.

What that compliment would be for, we first need to look at Singapore.

As we have just learnt, former Sing PM, Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) is suffering from severe pneumonia and currently in the Intensive Care Unit of the Singapore general Hospital. He has been reported as also suffering complication from infection.

Sadly, when LKY eventually leaves us, not necessarily because of the pneumonia but rather of age, indeed as we all will too one day, Dr M will become the sole surviving member of that older generation of Asian leaders, people like Tunku, Razak, Deng Xiaoping, Soekarno, Marcos, Sihanouk, all Asian political giants in their own ways.

No no, the congratulation is not for that, in remaining as the final survivor, wakakaka.

Let's first talk about a truly Asian giant, Lee Kuan Yew. Strangely for a political giant from such a small little red dot of a nation, and despite his global towering standing, LKY has a rather silly habit of wanting to show (and show off) he’s both tough and intellectual, a sort of brainy Schwarneggar. I wonder whether deep down in his subconscious he had not been as confident as he seems or has been reputed to be.

Years ago, he instituted a social program to turn Singapore into a ‘rugged’ society, perhaps correctly so as he must have deemed the Sing Chinese, especially after their state had being expelled from Malaysia and thus cut from mum's apron strings, needed some spine straightening and confidence building. I was wondering whether that program might have reflected his own personal fears and traumas, and not just Singaporeans in general.

Dr M's equivalent to LKY's 'rugged society' program was the indoctrination programs by the notorious BTN which like most Malaysian institution with initially noble objectives subsequently went f* songsang.

LKY likes to play intellectual games with many, and as I see it, relishes crushing people with his wits and intellectual discourses and manoeuvres.

There’s no doubt he’s super intelligent, farsighted and has done bloody well for Singapore, but ... a big BUT ... his weakness has been his conceit which seems to be bigger than his Singapore Island, even the modern version with reclaimed land, wakakaka.

I have read his 2-volume autobiography, in  which he would make much ado about which world leaders had praised him or his speeches. It’s true that when Margaret Thatcher, then in retirement and already a baroness, was asked in a TV interview whom she admired most in the world, she answered with two names without any hesitation, namely, Deng Xiaoping and Harry - 'Harry' of course is Sir Harry Lee Kuan Yew.

Then, only after a significantly noticeable pause, Thatcher added the name of Ronald Reagan, an addition which I suspect was a diplomatic afterthought for her personal friend, US President Reagan.

Yes, many global leaders admire LKY, while they wonder at our own Dr M, more for the latter's frequent acerbic comments. Mind you, Dr M is too like LKY, super intelligent and undeniably an intellectual but he seems to be more of a Darth Vader than LKY's Han Solo, wakakaka. Yes, unfortunately as I see it, Dr M has sadly allowed the several chips on his shoulder to dominate and cloud his intellect.

Much as I lament LKY's conceit and what I suspect, sadly, to be a cultural cringe towards the British*, I respect and indeed admire him for his intellect, leadership, farsightedness and astute management of Singapore into what the Island State is today, a 1st World nation of immense wealth.

* for more on this, see my post Datukship

With our range of incredible resources we could and should have done better, many many f* times better than that lil' red dot, but alas ........

It would seem LKY has always bested Dr M in almost every which way, EXCEPT one, wakakaka, and that's why I'm giving Dr M a belated congratulation.

On 01 January 1981, Dr M, then a brand new PM, startled, shocked and shitted Malaysia and the neighbouring nations of this region, including and especially Singapore wakakaka, by moving Peninsula Malaysia's Standard Time forward by 30 minutes to GMT + 8 (instead of + 7.30), to be aligned with the standard times of Sarawak and Sabah.

No one had done this before without deep discussions with astronomical experts and after much public debate/discussions about its potential impact on the economy, financial markets etc, except the Japanese invaders in 1942 when they moved Malayan Standard Time to GMT + 9 in alignment with Tokyo Time. Banzai!

We know Dr M has been an admirer of the Japs which gave rise to his 'Look East' policy, but which I hope was not the reason he changed Peninsula Standard Time, wakakaka.

Anyway, when Malaysia under Dr M announced its intention, Singapore went into a tizzy, totally f*up kau kau. I wonder what exclamations and/or expletives must have been uttered in its cabinet, wakakaka.

But the lil' red dot had no choice except to kuai kuai tag along, and that I believe was the only and probably would be the last time Dr M bested LKY, wakakaka.

Congrats Tun ;-).