Sunday, January 10, 2016

Nobel Peace Prize for Anwar Ibrahim?

Malaysiakini tells us that:

Ten local non-governmental organisations have expressed support for former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's nomination for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Led by activists from the 1998 Reformasi movement, Otai Reformasi chair Saari Sungib told a press conference in Petaling Jaya today that they were informed of Anwar's nomination by an undisclosed party.

Their support, Saari said, was partly based on rights group Amnesty International's recognition of Anwar as a "prisoner of conscience" who must be freed.

"He (Anwar) has been twice recognised as Amnesty International's prisoner of conscience and Amnesty has also twice been awarded the Nobel Prize," he added.

Do you follow what Saari Sungip has said?

To wit, that because Amnesty has also twice been awarded the Nobel Prize, and that it has recognised Anwar as a prisoner of conscience, Anwar should therefore also get the same Peace Prize.

I have never heard such flabbergasting bullshit. Where is the connection?

Amnesty International received the Nobel Peace Prize for its work in human rights. The NGO's objective is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."

If Saari Sungip tells us Anwar Ibrahim has also done sterling work in human rights with an objective to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated, then okay, Anwar may be nominated for the same prize on the same basis as Amnesty International.

But did Saari Sungip say that of Anwar?

No, he didn't. His sole claim for Anwar to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize is that Amnesty International has identified Anwar as a 'prisoner of conscience'.

What is a 'prisoner of conscience'?

He or she is "a person who has been put in prison for holding political or religious views that are not tolerated in the state in which they live."

Is that in accordance with the criteria for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

According to the Nobel Peace Prize criteria, the award goes to "the person who in the preceding year shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

Indeed that's what the word 'Peace' means.

Has Saari Sungip mentioned the above 3 criteria or at least one of them in nominating Anwar?


Incidentally, d
oes Saari Sungip know how many 'prisoners of conscience' Amnesty International has identified?

Please visit Amnesty International's website. By the by, I donate a regular monthly sum of money to Amnesty International for quite some years. You should too.

Malaysiakini reported that also at same press conference 5 days ago:

... national laureate A Samad Said pointed out that the Otai Reformasi group had previously raised the need for Anwar's contributions to be honoured in a more meaningful manner.

"He (Anwar) is a man of conscience, vision and action who is now languishing under lock and key.

"We do not want him to continue wasting in jail when he still has so much left to contribute."

Much as I adore Samad Said, and I'm not debating his wish not to have Anwar wasting his time in jail, I don't agree with (mis)using a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize as a means, via international pressure, to release Anwar from jail.

Oh, did I mention Tian Chua was also at the press conference? Wakakaka.

But you know, I personally reckon Anwar Ibrahim stands a very strong chance of winning the Peace Prize, not so much:

  • because he is one of several dozens of 'prisoners of conscience' named by Amnesty International, or
  • that he has been "the person who in the preceding year shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses"
... but because the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has suffered from a notoriety of politicization in selecting the winner, awarding the Prize NOT in accordance with the original aim of Alfred Nobel's wishes.

Wikipedia tells us:

It has been felt that the Peace Prize has been awarded in a reactionary way for more recent or immediate achievements, or with the intention of encouraging future achievements.

Some commentators have suggested that to award a peace prize on the basis of unquantifiable contemporary opinion is unjust or possibly erroneous, especially as many of the judges cannot themselves be said to be impartial observers.

In 2011, a feature story in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten contended that major criticisms of the award were that the Norwegian Nobel Committee ought to recruit members from professional and international backgrounds, rather than retired members of parliament; that there is too little openness about the criteria that the committee uses when they choose a recipient of the prize; and that the adherence to Nobel's will should be more strict.

In the article, Norwegian historian Øivind Stenersen argues that Norway has been able to use the prize as an instrument for nation building and furthering Norway's foreign policy and economic interests.

In another 2011 Aftenposten opinion article, the grandson of one of Nobel's two brothers, Michael Nobel, also criticised what he believed to be the politicisation of the award, claiming that the Nobel Committee has not always acted in accordance with Nobel's will.

Criticism summed up in the books of Norwegian lawyer Fredrik S. Heffermehl has instigated a call by 16 prominent Scandinavians for a criminal investigation.

Some of the 'jokers' awarded the Prize were, wakakaka, Menachem Begin, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Henry Kissinger, all of whom have/had been accused of war crimes or terrorism or oppression.

Wiki also tells us: The awards given to Henry Kissinger prompted two dissenting Committee members to resign.

Henry Kissinger has been accused of "for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture."

fraternity between nations?

Surely Anwar Ibrahim, despite his manmanlai bull and his criminal record as a sodomist, would not be as bad as the above-mentioned 'jokers' and therefore well within a good chance of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, wakakaka.

Good luck!


  1. dun get jealous, u go nominate najib la, peace prize for unity melayu, n econnomy prize for how to get donation without work or sweat.

    1. wakakaka, HY right on cue when it comes to his beloved anwar

    2. ha ha... nominated for nobel peace prize? is it a joke? perhaps al gore must have nominated him? heard that he is making a come back for the us presidency. well if someone who sodomises can be nominated for nobel peace prize.. then ai deserves two or more nobel peace prizes. bravo and good luck!

  2. My matey,you all know who,will nominate his political idol Ismail Sabri and his barking hyenas Ikan Bakar Jamal and Ali tinju for the noble prize.It is no surprise to me that pigs do really fly.Go figure.

    1. Yes, that is so true. Anyone of them can sapu the Nobel prize. Kacang putih bro. They r such wonderful people. In fact I m having a great winter holiday in London with them right now. Some more can bring dangdut girls along. Yahoo! Hehehe. Hidup Lowyat 2!

  3. I do wonder......Najib has your cojones in his hands......hahahahaha

    I wonder where cibai kaytee comes from hor........Air Hitam, Penang......

    "Get yer trousers on, you're nicked." hahahahaha

    1. looes as usual couldn't bring himself to stick to the subject matter of this post. You know what, he dares not do such things at Din Merican's blog where he meows so cutely and politely like a lil' well-tamed puppy, wakakaka, though he's a mangy old dog, wakakaka again

      Penangites call him "haw t'au, gniao ch'u boay" - buat macam harimau (bila dalam keadaan selamat) tetapi sebenarnya seekor tikus, wakakaka

  4. Anwar for Nobel Peace Prize?

    Anwar is the opposition pact's only potential future PM candidate,if it ever comes into power?

    Where the fuck is sanity?

    With the animal or herd mentality embedded into our politicians asses brains,from the ruling and opposition coalitions,Malaysia will forever remain the very sick old man of Asia.Either way,whoever is in power,Malaysians are fucked.

    1. That goes to a very known terrorist called Yasser Arafat. See! Nothing comes out from motherfucker chao cibai kaytee

      Cibai Motherfucker kaytee,
      Who was in charge of PLO? Hahahaha.....At least Anwar stood up for baling poverty in 1974. Where was Najib then?
      What is the real relationship between the cibai kaytee and najib?

  5. Anwar Ibrahim would be a most deserving Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
    Don't let small minded people detract from his contributions.
    I have no doubt Anwar Ibrahim is a prisoner of conscience.

    His criminal record has become a badge of honour, evidence of politically motivated persecution, and politically directed and heavily flawed legal process....Complainant had a late night secret meeting with the Prime Minister BEFORE making his complaint, the examining doctor , a foreign national , hounded and threatened with deportation to retract his finding of "No penetration" , corn flakes-packet "Doctors" who claimed Total Recall in order to prevent their laboratory notes from being cross-examined by the Defence, flawed sample safekeeping process by a notorious Human Rights Abuser police officer accepted without question by the court......etc. etc.

    In fact Ktemic's profound, intense and unrelenting loathing of Anwar, a person he has never met and has never done him wrong, makes him (i.e. Ktemic) comes across as really Creepy.

    Hate a person until the Bone, as a Chinese saying says.

    Ktemic may be anonymous and faceless, but I have a mental image of Ktemic as a twisted, repulsive individual, tapping away his anti-Anwar tirades on his keyboard in some dark room with his claws......

    1. aiyah you missed out my horns, fangs and hook-tail, wakakaka

    2. "... I have a mental image of Ktemic as a twisted, repulsive individual, tapping away his anti-Anwar tirades on his keyboard in some dark room with his claws......"

      Can't help noticing similar description had been used on KT's sweetie blogger too, but she have more hate targets: a newspaper, one CM, Christians, and a state speaker. Now, lets see....KT.HA... HA+KT .... KT*HA ..... Partners-in-polemics ?... nah, just a speculation....

    3. Once we were sweethearts
      Once our lips nearly met
      But sadly sweet love departs
      When she became someone's pet

      A few tears I heard she did cry
      But no no no, not for me my dear
      Your bloody curiosity wonders why
      But it's our secret, this must be clear

    4. oooooo..... KT has burst into rhyme! Interspersed with insane laughter!

      Folks, watchout! - his brains might melt out through his ears ....

  6. My matey keeps hoping that his luck will hang on,and that the crumbs will keep on falling forever.If one day,and that will be soon,when Ismail Sabri and Nor gets the boot,Ikan Bakar Jamal and Ali Tinju will fall like Humpy Dumpy and so will he.Hehehe.

  7. Saari Sungip, Tian Chua, Samad Said and NGOs? Thus, it is politically motivated - masquerading that Anwar is a prisoner of conscience, and that his gay tendencies were all trumped-up by the government. To them it is just a butt balloon popping game that Anwar loves… where you tie a balloon at your rear and Anwar will attempt to burst the balloon in one or several thrusting and withdrawing movements… wakakaka

    Where is the concrete evidence that shows Anwar has achieved any of the criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Mahatma Ghandi had made great achievements for India but he was never awarded!

    What prisoner of conscience? It is sodomy lah!


      we all love the above gay (rip) no? their influence for world peace is anytime better than a religionist wakaka.

  8. (rip)?? I didn't get it. Is it the right video clip.. HY?

    1. opps sorry bro, paste yrs one instead, suppose d bowie n f mercury under pressure.

      bowie is one of my all time favorite.