Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chinese beautiful once more?

Malay Mail Online - BN will not cease wooing Chinese community, says Nazri

ni men hau ma?


Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz said (as reported by MM Online):

... Chinese support was important for the community to be represented in the government and have their voices heard.

A strong government is a government that represents all the communities in it. Therefore, we hope that the Chinese community would join us in forming the government.

FMT - Nazri: BN never abandoned those who voted Opposition

KUCHING: The Barisan Nasional never abandoned those who voted for the Opposition in the previous state election, Nazri Aziz claimed.

“We are not a vengeful government,” the tourism and culture minister told reporters during a walkabout at China Town here. [...]

He went on to claim that he was unhappy when a government was made up mainly of Bumiputera members.

“We want a multiracial government. No race should be excluded.”

dei, I grew up in a Chinese family and slept with an Indian in university

apa lagi lu mahu? 

MIRI: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he will ask the state government to appoint more Chinese ministers and even a deputy chief minister if the voters pick them over the Opposition in the May 7 state election.

He said Chinese voters should support the Chinese BN candidates as it will help them in the long run.

“If many Chinese state assemblymen are elected, I will whisper to the state government to appoint Chinese as ministers or even assistant ministers.

“If more win, then I will whisper loudly. Now is the time for a deputy CM to be appointed from among Chinese,” he told the crowd at the Saberkas Night Market today.

NST - Needs of the Chinese given priority, says DPM Zahid

MIRI: The needs of the Chinese community will continue to be given priority and the RM500,000 allocated for the upgrading of two Chinese schools here is a good indication said Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Deputy Prime Minister who is in the state to provide support for the state Barisan Nasional said Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Pei Min and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pujut Corner were allocated the amount to provide a more conducive environment for the children to study.

Meanwhile, back in Peninsula, it's said that Mahathir has now relied mostly on the Chinese for his Save Mukhriz Malaysia campaign to overthrow Najib.

Damn it, why are we Chinese shoved into the spotlight again, where certain outcome may yet precipitate that angry 'Apa lagi Cina mahu' outburst?


Hoe liao men 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Treachery in Pakatan must NOT be tolerated

I don't know why but I have to grudgingly admit I've always had a wee bit of the 'hots' for Joceline Tan of the Star, wakakaka. Maybe it's her way or style of writing that has set me into bouts of reading orgasms, wakakaka, pro BN as her articles might have been, or maybe it's her pixie-like looks (once a jealous sweetie lambasted me for this thought, wakakaka), but though I don't always agree with her views, I love to read her Star essays.

In her recent article titled DAP - PKR feud could boil over she wrote that Batu Kawah and Batu Kitang are among the hot seats to watch in the polls. The rivalry between DAP and PKR has been simmering for some time and it has finally boiled over.

Indeed it (the rivalry) has.

And dear Sweetie has correctly predicted that The DAP-PKR face-off may involve only a few seats in the election but the ripples will spread beyond Sarawak.

But more of that later, perhaps in another post, wakakaka.

In this post I just want to write on Batu Kitang.

The state constituency was borned out of the recent (and standard questionable gerrymandered) re-delineation of a previous DAP stronghold, thus making it the 'son' of a DAP blue ribbon seat, and by political logic, a sure win (blue ribbon seat) for the DAP.

This was confirmed by the Merdeka polling survey, a RM100,000+ joint project financed by PKR and DAP (but on the insistence of Tian Chua of PKR), to decide which of 6 state seats in Sarawak in dispute between the so-called allies should go to whom.

The pollster survey confirmed Batu Kitang would be very very winnable by DAP where a humongous 60% of those surveyed chose the Rocket-Party while only a mere measly meagre 8% had voiced their support for PKR. The pollster’s findings also favoured DAP in all but one of the surveyed constituencies, wakakaka.

So Tian Chua, there's some truth in the old Chinese advice that 'Don't wish for something to find out it's not what you really want', wakakaka.

Thus a jealously irated PKR went into its merajuk brat-ish immature rant, rolling on the floor and kicking away furiously until DAP gave way to it in its blue ribbon seat so as to avoid 3-cornered fights in other seats in the state May elections.

One of my visitors commented that both PKR and DAP are equally to be blamed as rogue operators in this Pakatan embarrassment which has led Lim Kit Siang to apologize to Sarawakians. He (my visitor) further said that 'those taking either of the sides are purely based on partisan thinking'.

But I assess in saying so he has been too preemptively defensive for PKR, wakakaka.

No matter how invincible his bias might have been in refusing to correctly identify the treacherous party, there are still immutable facts/events for us to review to come to the sad conclusion, as follows:

(a) Prior to the so-called signed agreement between PKR and DAP on two-party allocated seats in Sarawak, PKR had much much earlier UNILATERALLY announced it was going to stand in 40 seats, and that 15 of those seats were NON-NEGOTIABLE - for more see my post on 07 December 2015 titled
PKR signals war to DAP in Sarawak.

Apart from its usual style of unilaterally staking its claims on 40 seats in Sarawak its spokesperson Dr Jeyakumar said on behalf of PKR elections director Nurul Izzah that 15 seats were deemed "non-negotiable". This was way ahead of talks with partners DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) in Pakatan Harapan but why should we be surprised as I have often written, that that would be the usual style of a feral greedy selfish and most kiasu PKR.

Really, the term 'non-negotiable', especially directed at its supposed allies, had been undeniably combative, arrogant and preemptively neutralized any options for cooperative discussions or comprises.

It smacked of a lamentably nasty 'ketuanan' mentality, but then again, PKR has this selfish habit of making unilateral public announcement on seat allocations which have never failed to get the goat of its allies, wakakaka.

Apart from an avaricious propensity to seize the lion's share of Pakatan seat allocations, PKR has been known to want a monopoly on mixed ethnic constituencies (on whatever nebulous basis it has claimed as its party credentials) while at the same time avariciously eyes and demands the attractive blue ribbon seats with Chinese majority in which DAP has traditionally contested.

Thus, we would expect PKR in claiming it's a multi-racial party to want most or all of the Mahathir-ized mixed-ethnic seats while at the same to also demand a sizable chunk of the blue-ribbon Chinese-majority seats as well, two humongous gluttonous bites of the cherry. It thus behaves like both UMNO and MCA (but usually ends up like PPP, wakakaka).

(b) Nonetheless, despite its preemptive declaration, an agreement on two-party allocated seats in Sarawak was subsequently finalised and signed at the highest PKR and DAP party levels, BUT alas, trust PKR's Team B (with its intra party schism) to disrespect its own Team A president's decision on that agreement, and to renege on it.

(c) It has been reported by an PKR insider that Azmin Ali and his faction, in particular his kiasu lieutenant Tian Chua had egged Bian Baru to whine and whinge away and UNILATERALLY stand in the 5 seats already allocated to DAP under that agreement, namely Mambong, Simanggang, Murum, Mulu, Ngemah - see my earlier post Half-past -six Harapan cooperation in Sarawak.

Bian Baru should not be excused for being a gullible victim as he is known to be a willing captive of their egging-on, this from his bitter statements witnessed during the previous state elections, especially in its aftermath, wakakaka.

(d) OK lah, so with the malodorous treachery reeking away like a cesspool just prior to nomination day, DAP gave PKR until midnight of the eve of election nomination day to repent and honour the signed agreement, in order for Pakatan to avoid any 3-cornered contests.

DAP Sarawak Chief Chong was crying out appeals to PKR on that eve, but PKR ignored him completely, presumably having already decided to stand in the DAP allocated seats of Mambong, Simanggang, Murum, Mulu, Ngemah.

Azmin Ali had earlier said he would contact LGE to discuss but in actuality did NOT contact LGE for days as promised until the very last minute when it was already too late to negotiate or revisit the PKR-DAP signed agreement, the latter of which he had reneged in the first place.

But then, asking PKR to repent for its misdeeds would be akin to asking Azmin to refuse his MB job and to instead re-recommend Wan Azizah for that Selangor CEO post as had been PKR's and Pakatan's original choice and a consequence of Pakatan's constitutional rights - now, wouldn't that have been an honorable, loyal and appropriate act for the deputy president of PKR?

As my blogging matey, Walski 69 would have wryly and dryly commented, lu taan kookoo - tunggu lah selama2nya, wakakaka.

Thus DAP was forced into giving a recalcitrant uncooperative and treacherous PKR a taste of its own medicine - it decided to stand in Batu Kitang as an act of punishment against the treachery of PKR.

Admittedly such acts don't bode well for Pakatan, but then, was DAP going to allow a treacherous brat to get away with it, time and time again, when soon the bloody brat will assume it can always do so and be tolerated. Besides, we're talking about the Sarawak Chapter of the DAP which is less tolerant of PKR than it Peninsula counterpart.

So let's not be hypocritically partisan and pretend-insist both sides were wrong - bullshit and bloody balls to that. Let's have fairness, courage and honesty in showing PKR up for what it really has been, to wit, a so-called avaricious ally that couldn't keep to a signed agreement!

So DAP's candidate for Batu Kitang was a last-minute choice, principally because it though it was going to keep its side of the agreement signed with PKR and not stand there, until it discovered to its horror that PKR on its part had no intention of keeping honorably to the letters of that signed agreement.

OK, so the party swiftly moved Abdul Aziz Isa as its candidate for Stakan to Batu Kitang. DAP believes Abdul Aziz is more guaranteed of a win in Batu Kitang, its blue ribbon seat.The DAP wants, nay, yearns for a Malay ADUN in Sarawak.

Sweetie Jocelyn commented rather discouragingly (wakakaka, after all she's a pro BN journalist - mind you, there's nothing wrong with her political allegiance as we too have pro Pakatan journalist, wakakaka again):

DAP is taking a big risk by putting Abdul Aziz in Batu Kitang although some think it will not have much impact on the Chinese because the rocket is still in their dreams.

Others say that DAP is taking the Chinese support for granted.

“They think the Chinese vote is theirs forever. The outcome may be like in Teluk Intan,” said a Chinese property developer.

DAP fielded Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud in the Teluk Intan by-election and lost to Gerakan.

Dyana Sofya of DAP

my tangkal (amulet) to protect me against the sweet honeyed charms of Sweetie Joceline


Basically Sweetie is saying the DAP may be taking Batu Kitang Chinese voters for granted in over-believing its brand name is sufficient to carry its Malay candidate across the finishing line ahead of its BN-SUPP and PKR Chinese candidates.

I am somewhat disappointed by her innuendo that the DAP would be better off standing a Chinese candidate in Batu Kitang (as has PKR).

I disagree with such kiasu and over-racially oriented views. Yes, DAP might have lost Teluk Intan to a Gerakan Chinese pollie but at least it bravely stood a Malay in that predominantly Chinese constituency as a show of confidence in its Malay candidates - thus likewise in Batu Kitang.

Once I had written that much as I dislike UMNO for its corrupt, and at times racist and arrogant behaviour, I admired its willingness in elections to place Indian rather than UMNO candidates in Malay majority constituencies such as Hulu Selangor in 2010 (kissy hand-some Kamalanathan) and Ijok in 2007 (K Parthiban).

That has been BN-UMNO's strength, though its downside had been its bulldozing ways which made nonsense of the term ‘alliance’ because it just rode roughshod over the views of its so-called allies, MCA, Gerakan, MIC etc.

But recall by contrast PKR's action in the Ijok by-election in 2007. In my April 2007 post Ijok Indians racially marginalised by PKR? I wrote (extract only):

Well, it seems Premesh Chandran’s advice to the PKR, published in Malaysiakini, has not been taken up.

[Premesh Chandran, one of the TaiKohs at Malaysiakini, opined that the PKR would be better off with an Indian candidate despite the Malay majority. Premesh provided an in-depth analysis that drew upon an earlier Chandra Muzzafar’s analysis for the 2000 Lunas by-election where PKR’s candidate Saifuddin Nasution won with a terrific voters swing against the BN]

Premesh added that an Anwar-led campaign for a PKR Indian candidate, supported by Chinese social and educationist movements, would provide the extra hare-koh (petis udang) zing in the opposition rojak for winning over the Malays and the other ethnic voters for a PKR victory.

PKR is likely to nominate a Malay candidate, Khalid Ibrahim, for the Ijok by-election. The PKR Youth vice-chief S Manikavasagam has expressed his unhappiness, pointing out a couple of things to the PKR top echelon, namely:

(1) notwithstanding that Ijok is a constituency with 50% Malay voters, the Barisan Nasional (BN) is fielding an Indian candidate, so why not PKR? and

(2) Khalid Ibrahim is a political ‘parachutist’, having just joined the party less than a year ago while there are capable PKR Indian members who have been in PKR for years and could well be the nominated candidate for the by-election.

And did it benefit PKR with its play-safe actions in the Hulu Selangor and Ijok by-elections? In HS in 2010, kissy hand-some beat PKR's Zaid Ibrahim by a majority of 1725 votes whilst in Ijok in 2007 MIC's K Parthiban won over PKR's Malay candidate, Khalid brahm, with a majority of 1850 votes.

Precisely because of PKR's less-than-admirable treatment of its Indian members I have just penned Karmic lot of PKR Indians? at my other blog BolehTalk, wakakaka.

Incidentally you should have noted that DAP's Indians and Malays were presented as the party's candidates in Chinese majority seats, wakakaka.

So I'm mighty proud and pleased with the DAP for not being like the kiasu PKR when considering DAP Malay candidates like sweetie Dyana Sofya and Abdul Aziz, and for the party to continue nominating more and more Malay members as candidates for both state and federal general elections.

But there's no denying what Sweetie Joceline has stated, that Batu Kitang will be indeed Teluk Intan revisited, but hopefully this time with better results. But whatever the outcome for Batu Kitang the DAP has already shown its multiracial credentials and election courage. Bravo!

And f**k PKR for its treachery.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bad-Blood Brothers

I have a story to re-tell, or rather re-tell because I have told this before. 'Tis my Uncle's story, one about the busuk hati of an UMNO man. But let us first review the situation in Sarawak between PKR and DAP.

The Malay Mail Online reported today that DAP's Anthony Loke insisted that PKR was the one that reneged on the seat talks and revealed details of the negotiations to prove its claim.

He also revealed that during negotiations, DAP and PKR had engaged pollster Merdeka Center to conduct a survey on six of the 11 seats that both parties had been eyeing for the elections.

According to Loke, the pollster’s findings favoured the DAP in all but one of the surveyed constituencies.

The Seremban MP then said the two had agreed that DAP would take Senadin, Mulu, Murum, Ngemah, Mambong, Tasik Biru, Simanggang and Bukit Semuja, while PKR would contest the Batu Kitang, Marudi, Machan, Layar and Belaga seats.

But at the close of nominations yesterday, PKR and DAP were seen pitted against one another in six seats, namely Mambong, Simanggang, Murum, Mulu, Ngemah and Batu Kitang.

In an earlier report it was said that PKR's Tian Chua had been the one who insisted on the Merdeka survey but when he discovered that the pollster's findings favoured DAP in most of the disputed seats, he reneged on the agreement.

Needless to say, Azmin Ali was right behind him. Azmin of course has now placed the blame in Bian Baru, saying the PKR state leader has autonomy in deciding where to stand, notwithstanding the two party had signed agreement on seat sharing-allocation.

This is sheer bullshit as PKR is known as the party which is obsessed by centralized control from KL - for PKR under Azmin Ali, there is no such words as 'autonomy' for the state branch - we witnessed that in Sabah.

Besides, I've read Rafizi Ramli and Xavier Jeyakumar saying Wan Azizah is the only one in PKR who has the authority to sign off candidates for the Sarawak elections, and that she has NOT assigned her powers to anyone.

Malaysiakini also reported

Azmin claimed he made the decision based on the mandate given to him by party president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to settle the seat negotiation disputes.

"I was given the mandate in writing by the president to resolve all outstanding issues concerning the state election, including seat allocations and the candidates," he said at a function in Shah Alam today.

"I was given the mandate by the party. Can you question it? You should not question it," Azmin added.

However, he could not remember when Wan Azizah gave him the mandate.

That's Azmin.

Another Malaysiakini report tells us:

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali was alleged to have authorised Sarawak state chief Baru Bian to issue appointment letters to the candidates of the five contentious seats. This is according to a party source.

This was against the decision of party presidential council, which only authorised 35 candidates to stand in the May 7 state election.

This may see three-cornered fights in five state seats - Mambong, Simanggang, Ngemah, Murum and Mulu - where DAP will field candidates.

"Azmin gave the impression to the state PKR that he could push it at the central level to allow three-cornered fights with DAP in Sarawak," said the source.

He then claimed both Azmin and party vice-president Tian Chua instigated Sarawak PKR to take a hardline stand with the excuse that this would force the party and DAP to re-open negotiations. [...]

The source, however said the party president, who signed the appointment letter for 35 candidates, had turned down the request for three-cornered fights.

"The only one person authorised by the party to sign the appointment letters was Wan Azizah," said the PKR leader.

"She had dealt with the recent developments nicely, she had put her feet down and made it clear that she would honour what has been agreed," he said.

"Thus, even if Baru Bian wanted to issue the appointment letter to five candidates, it is not a valid one," he said.

"The candidates using his signed appointment letter may be disqualified on the spot. They will not stand on PKR's ticket," he said.

But DAP in a bid to maintain Pakatan cohesiveness against BN, had originally surrendered Batu Kitang (a DAP sure-win seat) to PKR despite the polling showing 60% of the voters favoured DAP while only a measly 8% will vote for PKR. I'll bloke on why DAP has been so accommodating to PKR, possibly in the next post. 

Oh oh oh, do you know what happened when the nomination for the PKR candidate in Batu Kitang was being submitted?

Her proposer was found to be an alleged bankrupt, which would have automatically invalidated her candidacy, and gave the DAP blue-ribbon seat to the BN without even a fight.

What was PKR up to, in having an alleged bankrupt as a proposer to a PKR candidate in such an important sure-win seat?

I have my theory but first please read this FMT news item published yesterday, as follows:

DAP: PKR rep for Batu Kitang almost disqualified

Nawar Firdaws | April 25, 2016

Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen says PKR candidate Voon Shiak Ni’s proposer was found to be a bankrupt.

KUCHING: The on-going feud between DAP and PKR over seats both parties were eyeing in the Sarawak election took an interesting twist this evening.

This came after Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen – in defending the party’s decision to field a candidate – claimed that PKR’s Batu Kitang candidate Voon Shiak Ni almost had her nomination disqualified.

“PKR’s proposer was found to be a bankrupt. That’s why there was a delay in the announcement of the candidates.

“If that had happened, it would have given BN a walkover victory in the seat where past results had shown more support for DAP.”

Voon’s nomination was only formalised at 11.30am after the returning officer decided to vet the application of the candidate.

Chong took PKR to task over Voon’s nomination, wondering why the party gave the returning officer the opportunity to almost reject the nomination.

PKR has to answer to the voters in the area as to the reason why it had fought so hard for the seat and yet created such an opportunity for BN to win uncontested.

“As it turns out, fielding our candidate there was the right decision.”

DAP made a last-minute decision to field Abdul Aziz Isa in Batu Kitang, instead of Stakan, as was originally planned, as PKR had refused to reveal five out of its 40 seats.

DAP had warned PKR it would renege on the agreement if the latter decided to ignore the pact.

I wonder whether the EC returning officer would have been that generous if the DAP candidate had made the same mistake.

If the PKR candidate had been disqualified as she should have been, that would have left the Batu Kitang election a straight fight between the BN and DAP, plus a couple of kutu parties or idnependents, but with the kind generosity of the EC returning officer, there will now be a three-cornered fight, chiefly among BN, PKR and DAP - what a wakakaka!

By the way, PKR is now considering legal action against the DAP Sarawak Chief for the above, claiming it's libellous to say the proposer for the PKR candidate was a bankrupt. I await eagerly for this.

In my assessment, PKR knew it would not have won Batu Kitang even with DAP surrendering the seat to it on a silver platter because the pollster findings concluded that PKR could only draw 8% of the voters (DAP polled as winning more than 60% of the votes), thus meaning BN will have around 35 of the votes, a far better chance than PKR.

DAP giving way to PKR doesn't automatically ensure PKR receives the windfall of votes from DAP supporters as in Sarawak there is real bad blood between the two Pakatan so-called allies. It wouldn't be surprising if most of DAP supporters will vote for BN just to spite PKR.

But then, why is PKR so adamant on seizing those seats which have overwhelming DAP supporters, and ones which will unlikely be won by PKR, and as alleged above, nearly losing Batu Kitang, a DAP blue ribbon seat, to BN 'ere the state election begins.

Now, let me bring in my Uncle's story. Years years ago, perhaps during Tun Razak's time or perhaps later, Parliament was debating on the (lack of) effectiveness of the NEP, in particular on higher education and the claimed lack of Malay professionals in medicine, dentistry, law, engineering, etc, in comparison to the nons.

One UMNO MP stood up to say that the Malays would continue to face difficulties catching up with the nons with only the use of the NEP and their near monopoly of Malaysian universities (in those days I think there were only 3, namely, UM, USM and UKM), unless the government also restricted/prohibited the nons from going overseas to study at foreign universities. If you check the Hansard, it's there.

'Twas fortunate for the nons that the PM then and his cabinet were not into that ultra racist draconian proposal, though years later we saw its manifestation in the questionable and sudden de-recognition of the Crimea Medical College when an UMNO minister questioned, words to the effect: "Why are there so many blacks here?" 

That Crimea Medical College was recognized for a period which did not disadvantage the Malays who went there first but alas, only the Indians who followed them subsequently in droves.

And annually we've also heard of nons (despite their excellent educational records) having difficulties in joining degree courses of their choices like medicine, law, engineering but who would be shunted off to less desired study areas.

Some years ago, when the issue of entry into medical degree courses was the hot topic we had a Malay doctor who wanted to introduced a 'blood test' to see whether applicants for the course could stand the sight of blood. Was he himself subjected to such a test as an applicant? What f**king nonsense!

Then we learnt that excellent exam results per se were not good enough but the applicant must also have all sorts of achievements like performance in civic duties, sports, etc, all of which (except exam results) would be subjected to near subjective assessments.

For f**king decades, our best doctors, engineers, graduates were all processed into local and overseas universities solely on their exam performances. Have we detect any deficiency in the performance of those graduates of earlier years? OK, I won't comment on today's graduates.

Alamak as usual I have digress a wee bit, wakakaka, but anyway, to summarize the sinister stealthy strategy, it has been one of 'promote & suppress', that is, promote the favoured and suppress (or disadvantage) the others so that all professions will see at least a staffing of 65 to 75% by the Chosen Ones, save for the MCS, Armed Forces , Police, so on so forth.

'Promote & Suppress', the evil pincer strategy.

I suspect that might have also been the covert objective, to suppress and ensure DAP does NOT become the dominant partner in Pakatan, thus on this argument, it would have been better to lose a seat like Batu Kitang than to even contest it (but only after seizing it from DAP) and to kacau DAP in other likely winnable seats.

At least it has to be acknowledged that during Anwar Ibrahim's days, in this respect he wasn't that bad as he looked only at the big picture, one which saw him as PM, wakakaka. Thus he wanted to ensure there was peaceful cohesiveness among Pakatan members for his march to Putrajaya. Gosh, I'm missing him already, wakakaka.

But what next for PKR and DAP in Peninsula, in Selangor, Perak, NS and Penang? Interesting times lie ahead.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Half-past -six Harapan cooperation in Sarawak

FMT reported: PKR deputy president says "give them a chance to discuss" after pressure from DAP for Sarawak PKR to back down.

Once I wrote of MCA and Gerakan being acrimonious half brothers who were set upon each other by UMNO to enervate Chinese Malaysian political representation and thus power. 

Well, PKR and DAP are similar half brothers, but they don't require UMNO to egg them on. 

PKR is notorious by its record for its ketuanan (among Pakatan) mentality which incidentally also equates to an avaricious gluttony on the issue of seat grabbing.

In the last Sarawak state election it pre-emtively sapu 52 seats out of the state's max of 71 but subsequently due to its "generous" nature, claimed only 49 out of the 71 seats, leaving 22 to be shared among DAP, PAS and SNAP. PKR even showed its fangs when SNAP wanted more.

Padan muka it won only 3 out of 49, whilst DAP won 13 out of 15 it contested, wakakaka.

I see the current sad situation for Pakatan in Sarawak as nothing more than a bloody hard-cop-soft-cop sandiwara among the trio of Azmin Ali, Baru Bian and Boniface, the last who dramatically "resigned" from the party as a so-called protest against DAP ketuanan, playing, I suspect, a bizarre game of victimhood in favour of PKR.

I speculate Boniface will "return" to PKR after the elections.

But true to form, PKR still wants the same old formula of grabbing as many as possible in the stupid hope it might win a few, hence it has once again seized the lion's share of state seats to contest.

I strongly recommend that DAP also contests in Batu Kitang if PKR plays them out.


To confirm my suspicion, read Malaysiakini's Did Azmin sidestep party decision, authorise 3-cornered fights? The latest news article tells us:

S'WAK POLLS PKR deputy president Azmin Ali was alleged to have authorised Sarawak state chief Baru Bian to issue appointment letters to the candidates of the five contentious seats. This is according to a party source.

This was against the decision of party presidential council, which only authorised 35 candidates to stand in the May 7 state election.

This may see three-cornered fights in five state seats -Tasik Biru, Mambong, Simanggang, Bukit Semuja and Mulu - where DAP will field candidates.

"Azmin gave the impression to the state PKR that he could push it at the central level to allow three-cornered fights with DAP in Sarawak," said the source.

He then claimed both Azmin and party vice-president Tian Chua instigated Sarawak PKR to take a hardline stand with the excuse that this would force the party and DAP to re-open negotiations.

But it was Azmin who sealed the final deal with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng on April 7, said the source on condition of anonymity.

"And he signed it," said the source, providing Malaysiakini a document that allegedly carried Azmin's signature.

According to the document, Azmin had "agreed in principle" to have eight seats, including the contentious seats, given to DAP.

They are Senadin, Mulu, Tasik Biru, Simanggang, Mambong, Bukit Semuja, Ngemah and Murum.

Five seats - Batu Kitang, Marudi, Machan, Layar, Belaga - were given to PKR.

The source claimed that Wan Azizah was never involved in the seat negotiations as alleged.

"Sarawak PKR was misled into believing that DAP tricked the party and Wan Azizah would yield under pressure," he asserted.

"Well, the ones leading the negotiation were Azmin, party vice-president Tian Chua and Baru himself," he said.

Meanwhile a DAP leader also slammed Chua, who he claimed had pushed the survey initially, and now they refused to honour it.

"He pushed for a survey to compare PKR and DAP. Now, that they had lost the survey badly, they refused to honour the deal," he said.

Azmin Ali and Tian Chua have a lot to answer for this!

Read also my 2008 post PKR and its arrogant tokong about a SNAKE in PKR.

I'm a Chinese 'CHUA' wakakaka

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Selangoreans dismayed with Azmin Ali

Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose
To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude,
And in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

- W Shakespeare (Henry IV, Part 2, Act III, Scene 1)

From FMT (extracts):

When Selangor MB Azmin Ali took power after a protracted struggle with his predecessor, Khalid Ibrahim, he promised he would get down to brass tacks and work for the public’s benefit.

He gave out his number so that people could inform him of unsightly garbage dumps and promised that the people would be heard over the Kidex issue.

He was young, energetic, the right hand man of Anwar Ibrahim himself, and much was expected of him by the people of Selangor who, by the way, had voted in Khalid’s administration, not Azmin’s.

And yet, Selangor’s forest reserves keep getting degazetted to make way for more and more highways in defiance of the public’s deep resentment.

Selangorians have long objected to the destruction of our forests for the benefit of state coffers. And now the Bukit Cherakah and Bukit Sungei Puteh reserves have been identified for degazetting to make way for the Damansara-Shah Alam and the Sungei Besi-Ulu Kelang highways. This is despite Pakatan’s and Azmin’s noises about “no more highways”.

Despite years of widespread and vocal opposition to new highways, Selangor is criss-crossed with them and residents are beginning to get irritated with Azmin. [...]

Azmin has not been performing satisfactorily as our Menteri Besar for quite some time now. After a great start, he went back to business as usual. He had better be careful if he wants to continue sitting in his cushy chair.

Selangorians are the most informed of Malaysians. We are also the most demanding.

When we don’t want something to happen, we are not afraid to let you know. Azmin’s affiliation to PKR cannot help him if he is judged as wanting by the people of Selangor.

We’ll give him the boot if we have too.

Khir Toyo received laughs instead of sympathy when he pleaded with the people for mercy, and the same can happen to Azmin if he refuses to listen and then come crawling back in two years’ time to ask for our votes.

Engage us, Azmin, and find a way to work with us or face the possibility of losing your seat come GE14.

It's easy to talk boastful cock when one's not in the seat of responsibility (not just power and authority).

So here's a man who had the cheek to criticize Lim Guan Eng for being compelled to remove the rebellious PKR ADUN in Penang from positions of responsibility in the state. When a state government ADUN cannot or refuse to support his/her own government's administrative policies on development, especially by sneaky ambush, then there can be no place for such recalcitrant treacherous members.

Make no mistake, Heavy is the head that wears the political crown.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Malaysiakini - Be patient, for this is a divine test, Rosmah tells Najib

This is annoying, to KEEP hearing people (mis)use god's name. God should be revered, not made use of.

Poor Bloke upstairs wishes His creations would stop being impertinent, whether His creations are Rosmah Mansor, Zakir Naik, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and those who subscribe to the belief in god.


Egyptian Proverb 

DAP wants water conservation in Selangor, PKR nixed that

From FMT:

Let’s conserve water instead of fighting a turf war

April 21, 2016

DAP lawmaker explains that all he did was recommend to the Selangor Government that conservation efforts must be taken seriously to avoid a full blown water crisis in the state.


By Charles Santiago

All I said was that the Selangor Government needed a special committee headed by the Menteri Besar, Azmin Ali, to consider sustainable water conservation efforts.

I also backed my recommendations with calculations and numbers about the fast dropping water levels at the Sungai Selangor and Semenyih dams.

One day later, Elizabeth Wong, who is Selangor tourism, environment, green technology and consumer affairs committee chairman goes ballistic.

Wong went on to unnecessarily attack me in the media, accusing me of wild allegations based on inaccurate calculations.

According to her, Selangor is well-prepared to ride out the prolonged dry spell.

However the Selangor Government is focusing on supply management and not demand management or conservation.

Poor Charles, so misunderstood by sweetie Eli Wong.

All he did was recommend 'CONSERVATION' management, meaning restrict unnecessary usage of water in Selangor at a time of impending and likely problems in water supply to the public, due to El Nino.

Unnecessary water usage should include restricting activities such as car washing, watering the garden everyday or during the day (better at night after 8 or 9 pm on alternate days or once a week), using water to wash dirt and fallen leaves from a house driveway (use broom to sweep saves water), etc.

But Eli Wong came from a different direction, arguing there's enough water in Selangor. But that was NOT what Charles Santiago said.

Besides, does having enough water mean conservation efforts are not necessary?

It's obvious Eli Wong has not listen carefully nor understood what Charles Santiago had said, and/or was OVERLY defensive.

Usually people who have been caught ill-prepared for a responsibility they should have been well prepared for, would behave in such an OVERLY defensive manner.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Politicizing god is abusing the almighty

In FMT's Is Zakir Naik a preacher or a politician? Dr P Ramasamy (Penang's DCM II) spoke of Dr Zakir Naik for acting as a politician canvassing behind a religious facade.

He wrote that Dr Naik ... has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he can also be a politician.

No ordinary politician mind you, but one who came into the country ostensibly to deliver lectures on Islam but whose real purpose was to lend “credibility” and “legitimacy” to none other than Umno.

The timing of his visit is no accident. He was invited at a time when Umno leaders are experiencing a major fallout with the rakyat as a result of the financial scandals associated with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Prime Minister Najib Razak’s receipt of funds into his personal accounts.

The initial well-attended religious lectures by Zakir were used as a smokescreen to camouflage the real intentions behind his visit.

It was just a matter of days however before Zakir’s true intentions were laid bare for all to see – his lectures and talks were all tailored to suit the larger political interests of Umno.

Zakir would not have come into the country without the support of key Umno leaders, who did this even at the expense of alienating the non-Muslim population. [...]

Once the lectures were over with a few “conversions”, then it was Zakir’s turn to pay back his kindness to Umno and by extension PAS.

To be expected, he called for both Umno and PAS to merge to strengthen Islam in Malaysia. He said even if they did not merge, they should come together in a sort of political embrace to give vitality and meaning to Islam in Malaysia.

But RPK over at Malaysia-Today in his post 

Ramasamy asked ‘Is Zakir Naik a preacher or a politician?’ shows that he does not understand that Islam is politics and every Muslim is a politician (just like Israel says every Jew is a soldier).

In fact, Pakatan Harapan’s de facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim (Ramasamy’s ‘boss’), has said time and again that Islam is a way of life or adeen and not merely a religion. Ramasamy should seek clarification from Anwar regarding this matter.

So, what Zakir Naik said is true if you go by the playbook of Islam. And Zakir Naik does not need to be Malaysian to say that. All he needs to be is a member of the Muslim Ummah. And Zakir Naik, just like all Muslims (and Jews), is automatically a politician.

Actually both Dr Ramasamy and RPK have been correct.

RPK is correct because there is no such thing as secular politics in an Islamic nation, which Malaysia was NOT until Mahathir declared it as one in 2001 - see Lim Kit Siang's condemnation of Mahathir for unilaterally declaring Malaysia as an Islamic fundamentalist state in what have become known as Mahathir's notorious “929 Declaration” and “617 Announcement”. And don't forget to thank Mahathir for that unilateral dictatorial announcement, and that includes you too, YB Lim Kit Siang.

Due to its history and Islamic leaders (caliphs, mullahs, etc), the religion of Islam has been well known as a total religion, one which permeates the very fabric of politics, culture and society.

But Dr Rama has also been spot on in criticizing Dr Naik as a cherry-picking politician (not unlike Nathaniel Tan) as follows:

Why did Zakir leave out the other two Muslim/Islamic political parties who are on the opposite side of the political divide, namely PKR and Parti Amanah Negara?

Since he is talking about Muslims and their interests, why did he not call for the merger of all Malay or Islamic political parties in the country to strengthen Islam and the community?

The minute Zakir ventured into the “forbidden” territory of politics, his Islamic credentials came under question. In other words, Zakir, despite his Islamic credentials is just an ordinary politician and who will play politics when it suits him. How is he different from others?

Never ever trust a f**king politician when he uses religion in his campaigning, whether deliberately or unwittingly, as had Mahathir, Dr Naik, PAS, Amanah, Hindraf, the alleged Hallelujah mob in DAP etc.