Monday, December 28, 2009

DAP MP raps Umno cops for ‘intimidating’ critics

DAP Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong today lambasted the police for using laws such as the Sedition Act and the Communications and Multimedia Act in an effort to quell dissenting views expressed by the public.

Citing DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng's recent case where he is being investigated under the Sedition Act as an example, Liew said the police action was "deplorable".

"Police investigations of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his statement on the death of Teoh Beng Hock and the subsequent police action to interrogate DAP Selangor chairman and Selangor State Exco member Ean Yong Hian Wah over his statement on the probe on Guan Eng are most deplorable," said the Bukit Bendera MP in a statement.

The police force which has been seen as influenced and directed by Umno is threatening the democratic process of our nation and if they left unchecked could lead to the establishment of an Umno dictatorship and a police state in near future.

Is it wrong for Guan Eng and Ean Yong to express their wish to bring justice to Beng Hock? Is it wrong for Guan Eng and Ean Yong to support the call to expedite on Beng Hock's death at the Selangor MACC headquarters? Is the police helping MACC to cover-up the murder by trying to delay the investigation and magistrate's inquest?

In this case, we wish to repeat our call to have the Independent Police Complaints and Misconducts Commission (IPCMC) established as soon as possible in order to curb the power abuses and mismanagement in the police force.

If IPCMC cannot reform the police force, we suggest Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to be dissolved and replace with a new entity call Public Security Force (PSF).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Theft on jet engines a shame to our nation

A widening scandal over the theft of two jet engines by senior military personnel has exposed serious lapses in Malaysia’s security establishment.

It has also raised concerns that the country is emerging as a hub for the trade of illicit military-related equipment to countries declared as rogue nations by the United States and its allies.

Over the past week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his Cabinet colleagues have scrambled to defend embarrassing revelations that two F5-E jet engines from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and other sensitive military equipment were smuggled out of a high-security airbase and moved by a cargo plane out of the country.

The Umno-led BN federal government had lead Malaysia into a most embarassing episode in our nation's history. It is believed that if the Pakatan Rakyat were to wrest control over Putrajaya in the next general elections, more scandals and government mismanagement will be uncovered and exposed to the public.

And this is what Umno is fearing off, therefore giving only limited coverage on this scandal to the press by promising no "cover up" but in fact it has already been cover up earlier. That is why it was only reported today, when those people committed the treason in 2007.

Congratulations Najib, Umno and BN. You won yourself another disgrace.

Umno cops to probe Guan Eng for saying Beng Hock was murdered

The Umno controlled police have initiated a sedition investigation against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for suggesting Teoh Beng Hock was murdered, in a move that will fuel the controversy surrounding the DAP aide's death.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said today that Lim who is also the DAP secretary-general, was not facing immediate arrest, but would have his statement recorded. Khalid said Lim was being investigated over his speech made at the inaugural Pakatan Rakyat (PR) convention last Saturday in Shah Alam.

We would like to as the Umno influenced police force, in what way was Guan Eng instigating public disorder by mentioning that Beng Hock was murdered? Kindly explained and elaborate further to the people.

What about yourself being influenced and controlled by the supremacist Umno who are out to bring down Pakatan Rakyat leaders for a number of "alleged law breaking"? What about your power abuses and all those inhuman treatments which you carried out on our people? How did you simply detain innocent people in order to protect some racist leaders who are still out there threatening the unity and the peace of our nation? How are you going to answer all these?

What Guan Eng said was correct. "Teoh Beng Hock had been cruelly murdered. I want to remind those responsible that we will not forget you because there is no forgiveness for you."

We fully support this statement made by Guan Eng. We also call for an immediate establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in order to fully scrutinise the entire police force.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hishamuddin suffering from brain damage

The home minister and Umno vice president Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein might be suffering from a severe brain damage and he must seek help to cure his sickness.

Why did we say that? Because he said the bloggers are unethical and that means Utusan Malaysia is doing a great job! This shows that he didn't know what he himself is talking about. He is out of his mind.

Right now, as everyone is aware, Utusan Malaysia is actively promoting hatred, racial divide and trying to create political unrest in our nation by putting up racist articles in their newspaper. First they wanted 13 May to repeat, then they insulted the Chinese and now they said the Indians are rough guys.

And just because Utusan Malaysia is Umno's wholly-owned, the home minister supported their move and condemned the bloggers instead because the truth were being widely reported in public.

Until now, no action was taken against Utusan Malaysia for its racist and hate messages which were published regularly. Whereas when the bloggers are trying to report and spread the truth and to correct the inaccurate, they were harrassed by the police special branch and threatened with imprisonment.

This is undemocratic and dictatorial. Can we trust this federal government again?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Banning Christians from using the word ‘Allah’ unconstitutional, court told

Yes, such ban is very very unconstitutional. Unconsitutional that it is already against the basic human rights enshrined in our Federal Constitution.

Article 3 (1) maintained that Islam the official religion of this country and other religions are also permited to be practiced freely in this country. Article 11 (3) (a) stated that every religion in this country has every right to manage its own religious affairs, while Article 10 (1) (a) guarantees our freedom of speech and Article 8 (1) recognise the equality of every citizens in this country.

The word "Allah" is universal and it does not belongs to any particular religion. In the Northern Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak, the natives who embraced Christianity since birth use the word "Allah" in their Malay language bible in their church services.

In Indonesia, Indonesian Christians are allowed to have the word "Allah" used in their Malay language bibles and printing as well as publishing of these texts are even allowed.

Even PAS Spiritual Advisor and Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat openly agreed that the word "Allah" should not be monopolised only in the name of Islam. The word "Allah" is arabic and it is a direct translation from the word God.

Islam is originated from the Arab continent and it does not mean one who is a non-Muslim cannot learn to read and write arabic. Arabic is a language, not a religion.

Therefore, Umno, BN, their federal government and the home ministry in particular, please accept the facts and not making a fool of yourselves in the eyes of the international community.

There is no point for you to uphold your supremacist ideas in such way.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Chin Peng should be allowed home, Umno a great pretender

We had heard of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) secretary-general Ong Boon Hua @ Chin Peng's application to return to his hometown in Perak and its was swiftly rejected by the Umno dominated BN federal government on grounds of his past insurgency during the 1948-1960 emergency.

And he applied again via application to seek a court injunction to instruct the BN federal government to allow him to return to his hometown in Perak but his application was thrown out after the home ministry interfered.

Recently the deputy prime minister and Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that Chin Peng will not be forgiven due to his past deeds and the deaths of our soldiers that are still in the memories of their relations and so on.

The BN and Umno leaders are great pretenders and hypocrites. You know why we said this? There are a lots of reasons to elaborate the situation that does not serve Chin Peng fairly.

First, if they said that the MCP had committed attrocities during the 1948-60 emergency period, then why didn't they blame MCP's sponsor as well - the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It was wellknown that during the MCP insurgency in Malaya at that time the CCP channelled its support actively to MCP in terms of arms and financial supplies. Besides the CCP and its youth organisation Communist Youth League (CYL) also provide training and motivational courses for MCP cadres and their top party leaders as well.

And today, Umno and Pemuda Umno had established direct ties and close relations with the organs of the CCP and CYL via party to party visits and so on. We had seen in the news and reports. It started when prime minister Datuk Najib's father Tun Abdul Razak initiated Malaysia's diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China by paying tribute to Chairman Mao Tse Tung during his visit to Beijing at that time.

Talking about the attrocities again, during the Second World War, the Empire of Japan carried out more attrocities and damages to humankind than any other parties in the world. When Japan conquered the entire Asia continent during the war they committed mass murders, rape, tortures, burning, ethnic cleansing which are all against the Geneva Convention. And yet today Umno had forgiven them and make friends with them by inviting them into our country for investments and businesses.

There you see, Umno is a great pretender and hypocrite.

The other one is, might it be a race factor? Umno allowed the MCP Chairman Rashid Mydin, MCP Wanita Leader Shamsiah Fakeh and the Commander of the 10th Malay MCP Regiment Abdullah CD to return to our country and even allowed their memoirs and books to be published and distributed to our Malaysian readers.

Why did Umno allowed the MCP chairman and the other prominent Malay MCP leaders to return? Because they are Malay, Muslim and Bumiputra? And they disallow Chin Peng's return because he is a Chinese and non-Muslim? What if we ask Chin Peng to convert to Islam now and then resubmit his application to return to Malaysia? Maybe Umno may reconsider that.

Come on, today he is just an old man awaiting the end of his day. His party and its arm wing, the Malayan People's Liberation Army (MPLA) has been dismantled completely. According to Umno supreme council member and information minister Datuk Dr Rais Yatim he will pose a danger and shake national security of our nation if he returns. Just what actually Datuk Rais is trying to talk about? He is talking nonsense and his elaboration does not make any sense at all.

Datuk Rais' statement and the deputy premier's as well only represents a small Malay segment in the Umno leadership and their words does not carry the weight of all Malaysians.
Poor little old man, just because he is a Chinese, he cannot return to Malaysia but his Malay comrades can do so because they are Malay Muslim Bumiputras.

Monday, November 16, 2009

MACC probing RM1.43 billion cost escalation of Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking rail project based on phantom PAC investigations?

by Lim Kit Siang, DAP Advisor and Parliamentary Leader

The statement by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate the double-tracking rail project that has resulted in more than RM1 billion losses, as reported by Malaysian Insider "Nazri confirms MACC to probe double-tracking project” yesterday, is intriguing and perplexing.

The Malaysian Insider reported:

The MACC investigations come after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) announced last week it wanted to probe the RM6 billion double-tracking project when the Auditor-General's Report said poor project management led to the losses.

"MACC will investigate PAC‘s minutes. PAC is the parliament’s committee so certainly ... As I have said, MACC has informed me that they will investigate based on the allegations made by the PAC so there will be no dispute so don’t worry,” the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department told reporters in Parliament.

Nazri said that the MACC had assured him that they would pursue the PAC’s recommendations.
"The fact that it was tabled in the Parliament and there is no debate about it because the PAC is a extension of the Parliament and their decision is our decision,” he added.

MACC cannot possibly be probing the double-tracking rail project based on PAC proceedings as the PAC has yet to start investigation into the RM1.43 billion escalation of the Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking contract and there is neither any PAC meeting nor PAC minutes on it.

What is this phantom PAC proceeding on the Rawang-Ipoh double tracking project that Nazri and MACC are talking about?

Former Transport Minister, Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy had mentioned that the double-tracking project was “three times the size” of the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) when he appeared before the PAC on PAC probe into the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal.

As Chan had told the PAC: “No, it is not the biggest (project under the Ministry of Transport). Double-tracking project is much bigger. It is 12 almost 13 billion? It is three times the size of this project (PKFZ).”

Is this tangential reference by Chan in his testimony about the double-tracking project before the PAC sufficient to found a MACC investigation purportedly based on the PAC minutes?

In any event, why is it necessary for the MACC to wait and depend on the PAC minutes and recommendations to initiate anti-corruption investigations?

Or was Nazri actually referring to the calls by UMNO MPs for MACC investigation into the current Transport Minister and MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat for purchasing four 20-year-old diesel multiple unit (DMUs) trains at RM30 million for the Rawang-Ipoh double-tracking route?

Nazri should make a proper clarification.

MCA unity plan endorsed, Liow sidelined. MCA Revolutionary Committee is the last choice?

As we know yesterday, the so-called MCA unity plan was endorsed in a close door session held yesterday at the MCA hearquarters by the party's central delegates who were present. The question here is, is this move a democratic one? Why not have it endorsed in the coming party annual general assembly due to be held on early December next month?

And then the party deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek also told the delegates not to attend the proposed extraordinary general meeting (EGM) called by former deputy president Datuk Liow Tiong Lai who now leads the MCA Integrity Restoration Task Force who wanted to reclaim his deputy presidency at all cost.

The MCA leadership crisis almost similar to the one happenned in the Chinese Kuomintang (KMT), where the other reform faction later formed the KMT Revolutionary Committee in Hong Kong and move back to China immediately after the country's civil war.

We would like to advise Datuk Liow and his faction, if you all really sincere about reform and democracy in the party, do not waste your time with this power struggle as you will not win it anyway. Follow the steps of the reform KMT leaders by moving out and establish the MCA Revolutionary Committee in order to move on with your "real political reform agenda" from there effectively.

The problem here is, are Datuk Liow, Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, Datuk Chor Chee Heung and Wong Nai Chee bold enough to give up their respective government positions to materialise the MCA Revolutionary Committee to speed up their reform agenda and fight to be heard from outside BN fold?

If they really have their guts to do so, we are certain the Chinese community will support them of their courage. But again, the problem, will dare enough to do so?

'BN to win elections? Go test it in Perak'

The Najib factor would allow BN to fare better than the last general election if the 13th general election is held today, according to pro-Umno Merdeka Centre.

In that case we want to inform Najib and the director of Merdeka Centre (who should also advise Najib) then dissolve the Perak state assembly and hold fresh elections in the state. It will be a perfect chance to evaluate your so-called "excellent, visionary leadership".

The problem is Umno did not have enough guts to dissolve the Perak state assembly now to hold a fresh elections because they fear of their repeat lost in the last general elections and the exposure of their mismanagement of the state resources of their previous governance.

They had heard, seen and watched what happened to Selangor Umno and Khir Toyo who mishandled the entire state to their lust and they did not want their wrongdoings to be uprooted by the Pakatan Rakyat. That is why the Perak Umno Rebel State Government continued their illegal administration instead. They cowardly hid behind the back of the state ruler, by saying that they followed the ruler's advice, instruction and so on.

And when we say Umno is wrong, these Umno leaders will say those who said the party was wrong committed treason as the ruler had given its blessings to the party. Where is the prove that the ruler had given his consent to Umno to seize power in the state? We did not see it. It was hel behind close doors and anything can happen at all times.

Do not support Umno anymore, they are ruin the entire nation into chaos without our knowledge and we were to realise it, then it will be too late to save our nation.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Press banned from reporting Isa’s suspension

We were deliberately shock in disgrace to hear that the Chinese dailies had been instructed by the Home Ministry not to report on Tan Sri Isa Samad’s suspension from Umno ahead of the Bagan Pinang by-election.

What is this all about? Talking about "1Malaysia, Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan", and then doing some other things negatively from behind scene. This anti-democratic moves by the Home Ministry is clearly a violation of human rights, democratic principles and freedom of expression.

What if those Chinese dailies ignore the ban and choose to continue reporting on Isa Samad’s previous suspension from Umno due to money politics and corruptions in the party? Is the Home Ministry going to close down the press or what? Can anyone from the "police ministry" answer this please?

Talking in general, how on earth a tainted and corrupted leader be chosen to be a candidate for a by-election? If you give bribe to a civil servant to work on you favor or to gain something, you will be charge in the court of law and jailed.

And this former Negri Sembilan mentri besar had openly offered money to bribe the party delegates into electing him as party vice president and yet he was only suspended from Umno and not charged in the court of law.

That means, Umno is telling the people that this country had two sets of law where one applies only to Umno leaders while the other is for common people like us.

Therefore, by voting Umno’s Isa Samad into power again would mean voting to validate corruption, power abuses and money politics. These three negative elements will certainly destroy our nation’s prosperity and growth if Umno is allowed to continue to reign our nation.

Think seriously about it please!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

TI: Anti-corruption efforts wanting

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and other "reforms" introduced by the government has so far been ineffective in fighting corruption in the country.

Transparency International president Datuk Paul Low said today they have not produced "the desired results" and so the public perception of corruption remains unchanged.

"Malaysians are fed-up with the status quo and the unbearable effects of corruption in the country," he told a press conference after presenting the country report in the Global Corruption Report (GCR) 2009, which focused mainly on corruption in the private sector. Also present was TI executive director Mark Chay.

Low said indicative of this is the Global Corruption Barometer 2009 survey released in May which showed that 70% Malaysians believe the Malaysian government is ineffective in fighting corruption.

In contrast, although Indonesia’s has a far worse position in the corruption perception index than Malaysia, the survey found that 76% of its people believe the Indonesian government is effective in fighting corruption.

"Before the MACC was established last December, the public perceived the then Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) was not independent from the executive branch of the government. "The ACA was perceived to be selective in its investigations and prosecutions, in that they catch only the small fry and leave the big fish -- and it was politically motivated," he said. “With the MACC now, although there are commissioners from outside in its new structure, it is really difficult to say if it is any different from the old ACA and MACC has yet to prove this statement otherwise,” he said.

Low pointed out that the controversial death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock in July, in itself raises questions on the MACC's professionalism and hints of abuses of powers in the way it conducts investigations.

Likewise, the GCR pointed out that the implementation of the watered down Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to a Special Complaints Commission (SCC), strongly indicates the government’s inability to regulate the gatekeepers.

Low said the public needs to be confident of a clean police force which is free from external influences and that investigations are conducted fairly into all reports lodged to the police.

The GCR report noted that inaction in the light of serious corruption allegations and inability to catch the ‘big fish’, has gravely undermined public confidence in the authorities. “Public confidence will be further undermined if these issues are not addressed quickly and effectively,” said Low, pointing out that issues pertaining to alleged tampering in the appointment of judges as highlighted in the V.K. Lingam case, has been left unresolved since 2007.

Low stressed that the inter-relationship and participation between the government, civil service and private sector, in effect, negates the concept of check and balance. “A common thread running through politics, the civil service and private sector is the revolving door, through which individuals move from government to business or business to politics and back again,” the report highlighted.

Low said while it is good in the context of solving economic problems and dealing with investments, “political patronage or funding and money politics are big issues in the economics.” "Until drastic action is taken to separate the cozy relationship between government, business and politics, the anti-corruption effort will remain no more than a token gesture,” he stressed.Among others, the GCR said the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) case - which it described as one of the biggest scandals of the year - involving politicians, government officials and businessmen, substantiates the weak oversight of public-private relationships. “The complexity of the relationships between politics and private sectors mean that corruption may take place with impunity.

Therefore, the practice of revolving and rotating doors and active government participation in the economy creates an appearance of impropriety…and increases corruption risks,” said the report.However, Low was happy to note that there has been commendable efforts in making public the details of the scandal. “Never in the Malaysian history has there been such a disclosure before,” he said.

Meanwhile, the GCR commended the Penang state government for introducing several measures to improve the regulatory environment with regard to government procurement, referred to as a CAT -- Competent, Accountable and Transparent - government.“It is the first state government to implement the open tender system for government procurement and contracts,” it noted.

As to the question of whether corruption is a way of life in Malaysia, Low said: “Yes, when the society believes that nothing can be done to fight it; when elected representatives and their close supporters believe that they are there to make money for themselves; when institutions and enforcement agencies are ineffective and independence are compromised; and yes, when dishonesty, corruption and self-indulgence becomes values that are tolerated.” - The Sundaily

Friday, September 18, 2009

BN will never change

Let us look at the recently concluded party elections in the MIC where all those men who were aligned to Samy Vellu won and grabbed all the important positions in the central committee and the disciplinary board as well.

The reformers led by Datuk S.Sothinathan were blantantly rejected by the assembly of conservative delegates. After his defeat, no one knows where is Sothi's direction or what will be his next course of action.

For Datuk S.Subramaniam who is vying for a comeback but failed to garner enough votes to take down Samy's Datuk G.Palanivel for the deputy presidency, he will still be on the run in the party.

This time Samy had enough with his former deputy and vowed revenge against him for not staying out of the party elections.

The situation is clear, Samy Vellu had a firm grip over MIC for decades and he still wants to hold on it. Perhaps, he is vying for the party life presidency now.

In this case, MIC cannot reform and rejuvenate and you had seen the leaders of the rest of the BN component parties.

Umno is still with their racist tags and jargons of the 50s after 52 years running this country, PPP president Datuk M.Kayveas purged his reformist rising star Datuk T.Murugiah, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon suspending his outspoken party vice president Huan Cheng Guan for 3 years, while MCA president Datuk Ong Tee Keat ousting his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek by sacking him from the party.

The rest, Sarawak's Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) president Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is going to stay on as chief minister as long as he lives, Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) president Tan Sri Dr George Chan is not making way for the young ones in his party and so does the rest in the BN fold.

The question is can BN component parties really reform while all those old and conservative leaders continue to cling on to their positions? Can these BN component parties reform while their outspoken leaders and reformist are purged and kicked out of the party and their positions taken away to prevent them an active role from within?

Certainly there will be no change at all if all these defiant conservative leaders stay on to their respective party positions. It shows that all these BN component parties cannot accept changes and reform despite knowing that they had been rejected and turned irrelevant after the 8 March general elections last year.

Therefore, for change to materialise in BN, no way! If you want real change and reform, leave the corrupt coalition and join Pakatan Rakyat. We are the real reformists.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Perak Umno rebel government sealed state secretariat

The Umno police personnel preventing Pakatan assemblymen from entering the state secretariat building. The Pakatan assemblyment were led by Datuk Nizar and his state Exco members.
The Perak Umno rebel state government today sealed the entire state secretariat which also house the state legislative assembly building in their bid to prevent the state assemblymen and the Speaker from commencing the state assembly sitting as required by the Perak state constitution.

To strengthen its move, the Perak Umno rebel state government had called in the federal-backed security forces as well as their party supporters from all over the country. The Umno supporters was earlier spotted in an opposite site demonstrating against the Pakatan state assemblymen and supporters. Most of the Umno members are clad in yellow shouted slogans supporting their rebel leader Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and denouncing the legitimate Pakatan-led state government.

As the state assemblymen and the Speaker was disallowed entry into the state legislative assembly building by security forces personnel and Umno supporters, the Speaker had no choice but to convene the state assembly sitting at Heritage Hotel in Ipoh and passed motions to condemn the acts of Umno state assemblymen, defectors and imposed fines onto those who involved in the last 7 May fracas which saw the Speaker V.Sivakumar was forcibly pulled from his chambers and locked up in an undisclosed room.

Apart from being forced out violently from his chair, Sivakumar was also prevented from discharging his duties as the state Speaker. He was then replaced by the rebel-appointed R.Ganesan before the 7 May state assembly sitting commence.

The sitting today approved a decision by its rights and privileges committee to arrest and jail for six months the rebel Speaker Ganesan and his deputy Hee Yit Foong for their active role in the said fracas. The two were also fined RM500,000 by the state assembly.

The rebel state government was established by Perak Umno last February following their coup d'etat which saw the Pakatan state government being toppled. The Umno rebels had since refused to back down despite mounted pressure from the public to dissolve the state legislative assembly to pave way for a fresh state elections for fear of being rejected by the people again.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rumours of a Selangor 'coup' unleashes pre-emptive moves

Rumours about a BN-Umno engineered Selangor coup are making the rounds among political circle and Pakatan leaders are not taking it sitting down.

This is certainly a well-planned coup attempt by BN-Umno same as the one they did it on Perak on last February. Well, we hope that the Selangor Pakatan leadership will plan its strike back before it is too late.

Learn from the experience that Perak Pakatan had undergone. The BN-Umno had the MACC and various security apparatus to support their coup attempt. The Selangor Pakatan need to sit down together to come up with their next course of action rather than to deal with petty political squabbles amongst PKR, DAP and PAS.

Remember, the Umno president Najib Razak had pledged to retake Selangor at any cost and if he is serious about this, he will do it at any cost, by riots, by force or any ways he wants, even the armed forces tanks might be send in to topple the state government.

Therefore, we hope the Selangor Pakatan will start doing their homework before it is too late. Be extra careful and maintain your alert at any possibilities. These Umno people are really uncivilised and they could resort to anything if they want.

BN versus BN

With both MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Sarawak People’s Democratic Party (SPDP) treasurer-general Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing who is also the BN Backbenchers Club president openly at loggerheads now over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) irregularities, it is Barisan Nasional versus BN now.

The MCA president who is also transport minister lodged a police report recently against Tiong over the latter’s allegation that he had given RM10 million to Tee Keat to support MCA’s divisional spending.

According to Tiong he had donated RM10 million to the MCA president last year after he was requested to do so by Tee Keat. The money was also alleged to have been paid in cash in three stages during a meeting between the two men at Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur respectively.
Both Tiong and Tee Keat are now exposing one another about their previous ties, relationship, friendship and their deals as well.

When Tee Keat pledged to tell all about the PKFZ scandal which caused the massive losses in billions of Ringgit, the core player of the project Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) of which Tiong is also the chief executive officer was frequently mentioned as part of the scandal.

Tiong who is the CEO of KDSB is definitely very hot up against Tee Keat by now for making KDSB a scapegoat to this scandal. Due to this, Tiong decided to expose and tell all about his deals with MCA previously which may in turn affect the credibility of Tee Keat as both MCA president and transport minister.

Apart from the RM10 million claim that help to strengthen MCA, Tiong’s deputy CEO in KDSB had also claimed that Tee Keat had also used his personal air transport several times to travel to certain locations.

In this case, will the MACC be interested in having this case probed and bring those who are responsible to justice? Maybe MACC is only interested in cases that involve only a few hundred Ringgit and cases that are fabricated against opposition party leaders and members.

Even though the PKFZ scandal cost the BN federal government about RM12 billion in losses, it is merely a BN case and the MACC would not take its initiative to intensify its investigation on those wrongdoers and prefer to investigate non-existence cases involving opposition parties.

In this event, the MACC cannot even demonstrate its effectiveness and professionalism as claimed by MACC officials all this while. It only serves the purpose and interest of their political master, Umno.

And since this scandal involves corruptions practically, why didn’t the Port Klang Authority (PKA) lodge their report with MACC against KDSB but instead did its report at the police commercial crime investigation department?

Well, even the PKA did not trust the MACC now as they knew that organization is merely an Umno’s political tool. That is why PKA preferred the police commercial crimes investigation department to investigate the case.

In conclusion, both Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing should resign from their positions respectively as these two men’s reputation has been tarnished politically and ethically by their own doings.

But we could see these two men are not brave enough to face the facts. Can they face the people and the voters then?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Umno youth leaders to undergo military training

According to the MalaysianInsider report on 9 Aug recently, Umno will be making arrangements to send all its youth leaders including its youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin to undergo military training. The training module would be a commando-type.

Umno vice president and defense minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is the core person taking charge of this program in his capacity in the defense ministry.

Well, what was the political motive of providing military training to all these Umno youth leaders? According to some source, the aim of this training is to establish a party militia force in order to provide security and political intelligence to the top party leadership. Apart from that, the said militia force would also be tasked to protect the party’s interest.

This remind us on how Chancellor Adolf Hitler build his Nazi Party’s militia and security unit into a large military force called Sturmabteilung (SA) and the Waffen-SS (SS) which nearly posed a threat to the German regular army, called the Wehrmacht.

The SA forces took up the role of auxiliary police force in Germany while the SS became a party military force consist of group, divisions, regiments, battalions and company levels which was equivalent to the regular army.

During Hitler’s reign over Germany and all over Europe, the SA and SS were widely used to organize ethnic cleansing, wiping out local resistance and create fear amongst the people over its rule and the Nazi empire.

Besides, the SA and SS were also used in Germany itself to curb local opposition against the regime and to put down the German resistance who aimed to assassinate Hitler and topple the Nazi administration.

So, with Umno youth leaders undergoing military and commando trainings, what is the current direction of the party now? To remain in power forever by force! We had seen the experience in Europe during Hitler’s era.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dartuk Rais internet filter plan

We wish to express our grave disappointment over the BN federal government’s plan to filter control the flow of blogging and internet news portals. These actions are greatly undemocratic and dictatorial in human rights aspect.

What the information, cultural and heritage minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim planned to do for the BN clearly shows that the BN-Umno coalition had totally conceived defeat. They wanted their mainstream media to continue monopolize the information flow to the public. They wanted all information to the public to be censored to ensure BN and Umno continue to stay in power for as long as they want.

Besides, the BN also intend to filter the internet in order to severe the communications between the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and the people as a whole. The problem they should think is, are they able to do that?

The BN-Umno coalition government did not want the truth to be channeled to the people. They knew that it was because of our bloggers who spread to the public the truth about BN and Umno’s wrongdoings, corruptions and power abuse, they lost badly in the last general elections.

We also welcome a BN component party member, Gerakan who openly protest plans to censor the internet and hope they will not go backward just because of Umno’s pressure. Gerakan had earlier stated its intention to join the Anti ISA rally on 1 August but pulled out in the last minute due to pressure from their BN dominant party Umno who voiced their dissatisfaction over Gerakan’s non-BN move.

Look, even in the BN fold there are no practical democracy at all. All BN component parties do not even have they rights to express their opinions or voice their criticisms over certain issues of public importance. They are required to respect and support whatever decisions made and determined by the dominant force of the coalition, Umno without any questions or say in opinions.

Monday, August 3, 2009

MIC politicising Buah Pala to cover up Maika

The MIC and its party president Samy Vellu had failed to protect the interest of our fellow Malaysian Indians for decades.

It has been almost 30 years now ever since our Malaysian Indian friends had invested heavily in Maika Holdings Berhad with high hopes that their profits and investments will reap one day. Unfortunately, what have they got today? Nothing at all! The Maika’s businesses and ventures has been a total failure all these years which cost all the shareholders and investors funds and monies.

Where did the monies of all these poor investors gone to? What has Samy Vellu done about this to settle their grievances after all these years, when he was a powerful minister in the federal government? Well, he did nothing the Malaysian Indians but only cares for his wealth and his pocket.

Samy Vellu boastfully said that the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng can settle the Kampung Buah Pala issue with only a stroke of his signature in his capacity but as MIC president he cannot even settle the Maika scandal after all these years.

This shows that Samy had admitted his guilt and his inability as well, but he still insist and wanted to stay on to power as MIC president eventhough he had lost his Sungai Siput parliamentary seat and his ministerial position after the previous general elections.

Now, when the Kampung Buah Pala issue turned sour, MIC politicized it and tried to become a superhero rushing over there to defend the affected residents, but they never being able to do anything at all.

The real question is, where were all those MIC leaders, and what have they done to prevent this from happening when the previous Penang Gerakan-led Barisan state government approved and sold the land to the developer. Why are these MIC leaders keeping so quiet and cowardly run away just like that?

Therefore, no matter what the MIC has been doing right now, the party had become irrelevant and cannot be reformed anymore.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Settle Maika missing funds first, MIC told

The MIC president S.Samy Vellu and his son, Maika Holdings Bhd chief executive officer S.V.Pari have yet to give their explanations to Indian community who are also investors and shareholders over the mishandling of Maika’s investments and its funds.

The Indian community had been waiting for generations for Maika to answer their questions which were left unanswered for decades.

Samy Vellu and son, you had taken away all the hard earned money of the Indian community and did not return them despite many such requests to do so. If there are any MIC leaders ho had question the Maika missing funds, you just shut them off or sack them from the party in order to cover up the theft.

You told the party members and the Indian community that you are in firm control and no one can challenge or question you authority. Now you had lost your ministerial position and the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat and you still want to cling on to the party president’s position. Shame on you!

The position of party president does not belong to you. If you want to continue hanging on to the position, then amend the party constitution by creating a new position of party life president so that you can lead the party until you pass away one day.

Samy Vellu and MIC ought to settle the Maika Holdings case first. Do not interfere in the Kampung Buah Pala matter as you are not fit to do so. You are no longer the legitimate representative of the Indian community and so does the MIC of yours.

The Malaysian Indian community of today still lacks behind in all fields and sectors just because MIC only cares for the elite Indian leaders and its top business associates. MIC failed to assist and address the poor and needy ones and for decades they had suffered so much until they could not bare it anymore and thus, the crime rate increased.

Then Umno and the police force put all the blame on the community, got Kugan killed while in detention, got Sujatha poisoned maybe because she had some information leading to Maika’s case and so on.

Do not blame anyone else but MIC who had created a group of political warlords amongst their elites to take control of the equities of the Indian community but not benefiting the others who are not part of them.

Therefore, Samy Vellu and MIC cannot speak on behalf of the Indian community anymore as all of you are not fit to do so. You and the MIC only represent the “golongan bangsawan India”.

If you claim that you represent the Indian community, then why are there so many Indian based parties today? Why did the Indian Progressive Front (IPF), Malaysian United Indian Party (MUIP), Makkal Sakti Party (MSP), Human Rights Party (HRP), Malaysian Indian Democratic Action Force (Mindraf), Kongres India Muslim Malaysia (Kimma) and the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) emerge in the middle of the community? Are you able to explain all these in detail? We are certain that you cannot.

Just leave the affairs of the Indian community to PKR, DAP, the PAS Indian Supporters Club and the Sri Murugan Center to deal with, and stop claiming that you are legally representing the Malaysian Indians. You are not at all.

MIC is only for the elites and not for the ordinary folks like us. Do not interfere in the Kampung Buah Pala matter anymore. Stay away and do not create anymore trouble.

Putting our angers and frustrations into People’s Power

This month July 2009, our entire nation is shocked, irritated, disappointed, ashamed and angry. We demand for straight answers, we wanted to know what and why it happened.

An innocent young man was murdered, a young lady who was supposed to get married has been widowed, an unborn child has been made fatherless and denied his father and a family has been traumatized and handicapped.

We Malaysians want to know the truth and motives that lead to this tragic moment and have all those who are involved in this murder to face the court of law and justice.

Unfortunately, the BN federal government have yet to commence its probe onto the young man’s death openly and transparent. It had already shown signs of failure and its insincerity towards resolving this case.

A magistrate level court has been assigned to conduct an inquest on the death, while the royal commission will be established to only look into the investigative methods and process of the MACC.

These shows tat the BN federal government is not serious in wanting to solve this case with transparency and to serve justice. By having two different entities to investigate two kinds of situation shows that the BN federal government wanted to break up the chain of links between the MACC and the young man’s death.

In the end the results and findings of these two investigative bodies will also be in conflict since the magistrate inquest and the royal commission goes by their separate ways and means to conduct their inquiries.

By then, can you or are we able to see the effectiveness of these two investigation that will sum up their results and findings that will lead to the arrest of those murderers and be brought to justice.

Pakatan Rakyat is not manipulating, provoking and politicizing this issue as claimed by Umno. It is the duty of all members of Pakatan Rakyat to come out to help whoever or any other persons whom they saw being treated in an unjust or inhumane way to seek justice.

It was Umno and its wholly-owned press who are trying to manipulate this case into racial tension by publishing articles supporting the death of the victim, condemning those who came forward to seek justice, it was Umno who is trying to use race sentiments to create unrest and use it to their advantage.

If the magistrate inquest and the royal commission really prove to be ineffective, al of us will be very disappointed, ashamed, and angry but this does not mean we will hit back physically and protest in a violent manner as did Umno all this while.
We are all matured enough to think, analyze, and to make our decisions and judgments, then translate it into votes at the ballot boxes in our next 13th general elections which will be held in three years time. We are very patient and can wait and when the time comes we will remember what the BN had done to our people.

We will participate in the People’s Power to show this BN dictatorship that we already had enough of their nonsense.

Let’s Just Change It!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Plot hatched to topple State Government

Currently rumored around in the Selangor state are allegations that most of the state executive councilors of Pakatan Rakyat are endured in a corrupt practice to swindle state funds and allocation for personal use.

As the result, the MACC efficiently stepped in and round up the entire Selangor state government for questioning. In the middle of the interrogation, one of the state government officials was being found murdered at the Selangor MACC headquarters.

Then a blog surfaced recently claiming that the named state Exco members were part of the corrupt group of high ranking state officials that had murdered Teo Beng Hock in their effort to cover up the alleged activities.

Allegations after allegations, it seems that some parties out are trying to hatch a systematic plot to topple the state government and to take over the administration by force or violence means by inciting wild allegations and pressure against the current state government which is run by Pakatan Rakyat.

The police did nothing while the MACC is doing their best to discredit the state government, while the federal government which is still under the BN pulled its strings from behind scene. It is a very clear and open secret that the BN federal government is gearing up its plot to take over the industrialized state from Pakatan Rakyat after their successful coup d’etat that toppled the Perak state government last February.

It is a very clear fact that the BN-led federal government had wanted to avenge Pakatan Rakyat over their 8 March 2008 general elections grave defeat last year by seeking all kinds of ways and means to destabilize the Pakatan-rule state governments which lead to the collapse of the Pakatan enclave in Perak.

Besides Perak, the BN is also eyeing to destabilize two industrialize states namely Selangor and Penang, where Selangor is currently being targeted for alleged corrupt activities and Penang being embroiled in a minor racial tension following an attempt by an Umno-linked developer to evict and demolish an Indian based traditional village on an acquired land to make way for a mega project which was previously approved by the then BN Gerakan-led state government.

Apart from that, Umno is also pushing hard on Gerakan to launch a large scale assault and allegation against the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng alleging that he is corrupted and rented a high price residence to make way for a “renovation” of his evacuated official residence Seri Mutiara.

BN had every resource, like the police, the MACC, the military, the judiciary, the intelligence apparatus, the mainstream media and whatever powers they got to engineer their plans to discredit, destabilize and to topple the Pakatan state government if they want to.

But what did the Pakatan Rakyat have? Only the support from the people and our conscience! Pakatan Rakyat had in fact nothing to defend themselves against any onslaught or coup attempt from the BN all-mighty powers.

Therefore, Pakatan Rakyat leaders from PKR, DAP and PAS need sit together to take on a bigger role by establishing a security force of their own.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Why two inquiries for probe Teo’s death?

According to the BN cabinet decision, two types of inquiry would be established to probe the death of Teo Beng Hock who was found murdered in the MACC building last week.

A royal commission (RC) would be formed and assigned to find out MACC’s investigation methods while a magistrate’s inquest (MI) would be tasked to investigate the cause of Teo’s death.

First of all why would the BN federal government to establish two separate bodies to investigate this case? What was the actual motive of doing this? The BN federal government did not give any reasons on their decision to separately conduct the investigation on MACC and into Teo’s death.

Perhaps the BN federal government did not want to embarrass themselves (who earlier initiated the upgrade the entity of the MACC) and the MACC as well. And that is why they did not want an RC to probe the MACC directly on Teo’s death. So, they just appoint an inquest at magistrate level to conduct the investigation.

We are certain that once the RC and MI start their assignments, some of their reports and finding would be conflicting in a way and fact that these two entities conduct their investigations separately. And when their reports and findings are conflicting, how is the federal government going to make their decisions and what kind of action will they take as well as to base on who’s report in order to sum up their next course of action?

Just because there are two separate RC and MI to partially probe into Teo’s death, we are most certain that these two bodies would be ineffective and powerless to determine any actions on the culprits and those who are involve in Teo’s murder. And when these two entities are powerless and ineffective to come out with their solutions, then the BN federal government would step in to have their final say which of course would be in the interest of the MACC and not totally a just and fair one for Teo’s family, fiancée and our people.

Therefore, there are no clear directions and targets for both the RC and MI to begin and achieve because the responsibilities and the subject matter has been separately assigned. Is this the intention of the BN federal government that the MACC investigation method and Teo’s death would not be linked and if these two are not linked, how are they going to determine the cause of Teo’s death?

In the end, will BN say he committed suicide or he accidentally fell off while walking near the window? The question here is not only Teo’s death, because they are also others who had suffered and died while being detained or investigated before this.

We want justice and empowerment of human rights to ensure such power abuse would not repeat anymore. The problem is can BN provide us justice and human rights?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Report lodged against Guan Eng at MACC Penang

We heard in disgust that the Penang Gerakan youth led by its state vice-chairman H’ng Khoon Leng had lodged a report at MACC against our Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when he had refused H’ng’s demand to reveal issues related to his rented house after he moved out of Seri Mutiara which has been infested by termites.

Guan Eng was right that these Gerakan youth leaders are acting like kindergarten kids. In fact, we would say these Gerakan youth leaders are mere hypocrites. They claimed that they are here to fight corruptions, to uphold justice and to be a constructive opposition in the state.

The Penang Gerakan youth leaders are making a fool of themselves about this matter. Have they looked at their own political master clearly so far? Umno leaders had stolen and played with our people’s billions of Ringgit in public funds, staying and enjoying their lifestyles in costly bungalows and mansions built with their ill-gotten money.

Are these Gerakan youth leaders so blind until they could not see all these power abuses within the BN coalition? Or they are merely keeping quiet about Umno’s misdeeds and wrong in order to protect their money and wealth too? There is also another reason, Gerakan is afraid of Umno’s ketuananhood and supremacy.

Whenever they are any expose which are affecting Umno, Gerakan would be called in to act as an agent to divert our people’s attention on Umno’s crimes and power abuses by making a hell of fuss and noise in the Penang state government and our Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Because Gerakan is still performing its slavery dutifully for Umno and helping them to advance its supremacy, Gerakan will be dead for good in Penang. Gerakan and BN will never ever again be able to return to power in Penang.

Gerakan will become like PPP soon, a mosquito party still day dreaming of regaining Penang in the next general elections.

A tragic death of democracy

The special assistant to a Selangor state executive councillor, Teo Beng Hock’s death caused by MACC is tragically outrageous and the democracy of our nation is now at stake.

The MACC (Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission) had lost all its credibility and the trust of our people and they had also brought shame to our nation. Despite its new entity and upgrade recently, the MACC still practices selective political persecution by working closely with Umno to target and destroy democracy, justice, freedom and equality.

In fact MACC had also became a component member of the Barisan Nasional (BN) answerable only to the Umno top leaders and not the parliament who earlier enacted an Act to established the anti graft commission.

We, the people are watching all over you now. MACC had in fact demonstrated its one-sided policies by practicing selective persecution against members of Pakatan Rakyat for the so-called “abuses” claimed by Umno while corruptions of Umno leaders, ministers and officials are simply ignored and swept right under the carpet for good. This is a total cover-up. Why? Because MACC is part of the BN coalition at the federal level.

While the real culprits (Umno leaders, ministers and officials) are enjoying their lifestyles in big mansions and palaces from the money that they had stolen from our people, our socio-people oriented Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives are often being targeted as they are guilty criminals or terrorists.

With Beng Hock’s death caused by the MACC, we should say that there should be no more trust onto them anymore, no matter what sort of reasons they intend to give or had already given. MACC cannot avoid and run away from the people.

MACC used the taxpayers’ money to advance the interest and the political will of Umno in order to counter the rising popularity and influence of the recently emerged Pakatan Rakyat coalition of opposition parties (PKR, DAP and PAS).

Umno cannot do it by itself via a democratic ways and means and that is why they are using the judiciary, police, military and MACC to curb democracy, justice, equality and limit our freedom as well.

Umno and BN had committed a mass genocide against our people and the nation as a whole. And if we don’t vote them out, they are going to turn our entire nation into a battleground with civil unrest one day.

So, remember, Vote Them Out in the next general elections.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

NTV7 host given a warning over Najib’s scorecard

We learned in disgust that the Point of View program host for ntv7 Florence Looi was unreasonably given a warning letter just because she seeks a score opinion for Najib’s first 100 days as a prime minister which was rated C and D by guests invited to her program for their views.

The two guests who were invited to the talk show are writer Syed Akhbar Ali and The Malaysian Insider consultant editor Leslie Lau who later gave scores of C and D to the Najib administration.

There you are another one of Najib’s 1Malaysia concept. Freedom of speech and opinion are being censored in such way. Is this part of Najib’s 1Malaysia plan to further curb democracy and views of our people?

We believe that most of the media centers and companies in this country are being forced to act on directives from the higher authorities so that their business licenses and permits are not withdrawn or revoked.

Therefore, staffs of these media centers and companies are always reminded to sing words of praise and worships to the BN government leaders. The BN government is still in a denial mode. They cannot accept truth, criticisms, including constructive ones even if it is a fact and such actions are deemed absurd, childish and it clearly reflects on the immaturity of the BN government leaders, particularly from those of Umno’s.

All the while, BN and Umno cannot and will never take criticisms sportingly in order to correct and improve from all those negative views and comments. BN and Umno always emphasize that they are on the top and their policies and methods are always correct. The people must follow their directive even if they do not like it.

This is Umno’s supremacist policies and our country is on its way to dictatorship. With BN and Umno continuing its governance, Malaysia is moving backward and not forward.

Gerakan making a crack out of CM’s rented house

The Penang Gerakan is making a hell of noise over Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s departure from his official residence Seri Mutiara and his subsequent shifting into a rented house.

Guan Eng’s departure from his official residence, reasoned that the white ants had infested the entire building and it would not be save for the chief minister to continue staying in the said residence.

Then Guan Eng moved into a rented house to await repairs to be carried out on his government residence. Is that wrong? What are the elements of corruption as claimed by the Penang Gerakan leaders and where is your evidence which led to this “corrupt practice” which you all had mentioned.

We wish to remind Gerakan, of all the years of their rule in Penang, why didn’t they root out the corruptions and wrongdoings of their political master Umno? These Umno leaders are hundred times more corrupt then anyone else in this country.

In fact the entire BN coalition is corrupt. Gerakan, like Umno is also still in denial mode. They cannot see what are the wrongs and negatives in themselves but would rather make unpleasant statements and remarks on others.

Gerakan, as been over a decade being part of the corrupt institution, BN, Umno and its governance and therefore, they are not fit to talk about anti-corruption, transparency or accountability.

Gerakan needs to clean its own backyard first!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kg Buah Pala : Tsu Koon should come out to resolve the crisis

Come on, Dr Koh Tsu Koon, it doesn't mean when you are now a minister in the federal government, you need not care about your homestate anymore.

We all know what you had done, and we are sure that you also know. So why hide in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and refuse to come out like a man to help to resolve all the mess created by your previous state government?

Tsu Koon, you should not put the blame on the pesent state government and manipulate this issue into a racial one. You are not being transparent on your past doings.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Khir Toyo scandal, corruption and power abuse

First, the Istana Zakaria of former Port Klang state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros and now another palatial palace of former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo just surface a few days ago.

After Dr Mohd Khir, who else? We are certainly sure that the rest of the Umno leaders do also own such palaces. These are the results of businesses, contracts, favours and rewards that they had received during their tenure in offices respectively.

Looks like these Umno leaders are fond of wealth and building palaces and mansions here and there to tell the people of their extensive wealth and powers they possess.

So what did the other BN component parties like MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS have to say? Well, they said nothing and all seems to be keeping quiet about the power abuses of their leading component party, Umno. This is because Umno owns a ketuananship that other BN component parties do not enjoy.

But when our Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng left the termite infested official residence, Seri Mutiara to move into a state subsidized rented bungalow, all the BN component parties are making the hell of noise saying that Guan Eng is wasting public funds by renting a bungalow and not wanting to stay in Seri Mutiara anymore.

So, who cause the Seri Mutiara to be infested with termites? Shall we say Gerakan and MCA as they were the members of the previous state government in Penang? Is Gerakan or MCA trying to say that Guan Eng had abused his powers by moving into a bungalow from Seri Mutiara? They wanted Guan Eng to continue staying in Seri Mutiara until it collapse one day and injure him and his family members.

What do MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS have to say about their political master Umno who spend billions of Ringgit in building and constructing palaces and mansions for their top leaders and divisional chairmen? Are those leaders in MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS too blind to see all those wrong doings committed by Umno leaders?

Therefore, we urge MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS not to be so hypocrite and look at the mess in the BN coalition first before they talk about leaders and governments of Pakatan Rakyat.

In fact, the leaders of MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS are not fit to talk about competency, accountability and transparency or whatever KPI because they are already part of the dirty dozens in the BN fold.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kg Buah Pala: Gerakan ran into hiding

Come on Gerakan, you started the Kampung Buah Pala crisis and you are now running away, washing off your hands just like that.

Gerakan, please remember, no matter how much you wash your hands or how far you run to hide yourselves, our people will come after you all. In order to cover up your previous bad deeds, you are now capitalizing on the entire situation by blaming the Penang DAP-led state government for its failure to help those affected residents who will be evicted by an Umno-link property developer soon.

Where is Senator Dr Koh Tsu Koon, the former Penang chief minister who is now the minister in the prime minister’s department in the BN federal government! Do not think that you could escape from the people by staying in Kuala Lumpur to become a minister.

Prior to the Gerakan president’s defeat in the last general elections, Dr Koh as the then chief minister of Penang had purposely approved the sale of the Kampung Buah Pala land to a politically link property developer without even a single thought of the welfare of the people over there.

And recently the prime minister Najib Razak had also announced that they will not assist the residents of Kampung Buah Pala and no funds will be channeled to the affected residents because this is not a national issue. So once Najib said this, Dr Koh and his Gerakan party will think that they are now safe.

Our people are saddened and gravely disappointed that those who had contributed towards the destruction of Kampung Buah Pala is now claiming to be champions of the people and causing a lot of instability in the Penang state. Besides, some Umno are also believed to be helping Gerakan make this issue into a racial one so they could further capitalize on the situation.

By the way, is Umno trying to launch another coup d’etat here in Penang by stirring up racial tensions in this disputed village? Who knows their plans are ongoing.

Therfore, Pakatan Rakyat need to beef up their state security or else you may end up like your counterparts in Perak.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1Malaysia, a BN political ploy

1Malaysia, 1Malaysia is mentioned everywhere now. The federal government under the BN-Umno is now working round the clock every second to ensure that our people are one hundred percent brainwashed into adopting this idea which is seen as a mere political ploy by Umno to cover up their defeat, weaknesses and their racist chauvinistic political strategies.

Just right behind 1Malaysia campaign, BN-Umno is organising a major offensive in Pakatan rule states by clearly encouraging 2Kelantan, 2Kedah, 2 Penang and 2 Selangor policies. Their 2Perak offensive has been successful where the Pakatan state government was overthrown by an Umno-sponsored coup d'etat on early February this year.

Let us look at their 2Kelantan, 2Kedah, 2 Penang and 2 Selangor policies right now. In order to rival the Pakatan state governments, the BN established a Federal Development Department (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan) in each of these states with a state director taking charge of each of the states. A kindly of "de-facto state government" if you study the BN's intention carefully.

Then down below, the BN also established rival entities to challenge the state appointed offices like the Penghulu which are state appointed, is rival by a Penghulu Persekutuan. That means each of these areas are now having two Penghulus, one is a state while the other is a federal appointed.

Then we go down to Village Security and Development Committees (JKKK) which is also under the states' jurisdiction are now being rivaled by BN's federal appointed Federal Village Security and Development Committees (JKKKP). That means all those kampungs and pekans in the Pakatan rule states now have two kinds of JKKKs administering the respective areas.

What is the BN-Umno trying to prove actually? Wasting public funds and monies to by creating all these additional positions and paying them with allowances just like that? Does the Federal Development Department (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan), Penghulu Persekutuan and the JKKKP really have any legal statures to rival the states and areas?

This is a very big No! The establishment of Federal Development Department (Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan), Penghulu Persekutuan and the JKKKP are totally against the state constitutions because these positions are de-facto ones and they did not have any legal means to establish at all. These entities are just like the current Perak rebel state government established by Umno in aftermath of their coup d'etat.

Therefore, BN's 1Malaysia is only a ploy to distract our people from their real plans behind which is aimed to split our people, to create disunity, disharmony and to confuse the entire nation.

BN and Umno are the ones who are anti-establishments.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pakatan states ought to have own security force

In aftermath of the 8 March general elections last year, DAP, PKR and PAS came together to established a coalition named Pakatan Rakyat to govern five states namely Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan which they won over in the said poll.

It was most unfortunate that after the five Pakatan state governments started functioning, the federal government which is still dominated by Umno but without the two thirds majority in the parliament, started and continues its political offensive nationwide against Pakatan in order to curb their rising influence and popularity amongst our people.

Security forces under the jurisdiction of the home ministry were widely being used and mobilized nationwide by Umno to watch and control the increasing activities of Pakatan component parties via restrictions, banning of ceramahs, withdrawal of earlier permits given, massive arrest of supporters, issuing threats and so on.

Besides, Umno s also trying to win back the hearts of the Malay community by stirring up racial sentiments and tensions, promoting hatred and creating chaos in a number of Pakatan rule states.

First, a massive illegal rally was organized by Umno in Penang to protest against plans outlined by the DAP-led state government to implement an open tender system which encourages competency, accountability and transparency. The new state government policy was apparently being twisted by Umno to sound like the DAP had came out with an anti-Malay policy in order to stir the anger of the Malays residing in the state. The police did nothing and did not bother to disperse the illegal rally because it was organized by Umno and it did not have a permit to assemble. The Penang state government however, tolerated the rally with much patient and managed to explain to the people on its new policies. In this case, Umno’s first coup attempt failed in Penang because the overall Malay community did not support the provocative move.

Then, Umno pursued further, this time created havoc and racial tensions in Selangor by alleging that a state executive councilor had instigated the people to protest against two mosques’ azans. As a result the state executive councilor was detained by the Umno inspired police force and put under a so-called ISA detention for few weeks where her whereabouts was kept secret. The state executive councilor was an innocent lady who knew nothing of the intended protest against the mosques’ azan. It was an Umno leader by the name of Dr Mohd Khir Toyo who had stirred up the racial and religious tension in hope that there will be a riot in the state thus allowing the federal government to declare an emergency rule in the state and to have the military called in to take over the state administration from the Pakatan state government. In this case, Umno’s second coup attempt failed in Selangor as the people of the state had fully rallied behind the Pakatan-led state government.

Third, the then Penang Umno Bukit Bendera division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail again stirred up racial tension in Penang by calling the Malaysian Chinese as Squaters and Temporary Residents of this country. It resulted to massive protest from various Chinese guides and associations and even Umno’s coalition partners in the BN like MCA and Gerakan sounded their protests heavily on their political master and Datuk Ahmad’s racist statement.

Due to this, journalist Tan Hoon Cheng who had reported what Datuk Ahmad said was made a scapegoat and she was unreasonably arrested and detained under the ISA for nothing. The real culprit, Datuk Ahmad escaped justice because he is a prominent Umno leader and closely link to the prime minister.

Not enough with Hoon Cheng’s ISA detention, Umno leaders in Penang ran wild and even called for the journalist to be executed by shooting because she reported the truth. We could remember that Penang Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim personally called Hoon Cheng to be killed because she exposed Umno’s racist activities. And the police did nothing despite police reports were lodged by DAP, Gerakan, MCA and other Chinese community leaders. The police could not take action against these Umno racist due to the fact of the supremacist position that Umno leaders enjoyed in this country. This is really frustrating.

In Perak, the Umno leaders successfully engineered a coup d’etat that toppled the Pakatan state government after they enticed two of its state executive councilors and the state assembly deputy speaker to jump ship.

In aftermath of the rebellion, Umno established a rebel state government to take over the state administration from the Pakatan side. The Umno rebel government also used its newly acquired powers to seal off the Perak state legislative assembly building to prevent the state assembly from convening its meeting thus, resulting to the sitting held under a tree outside the state legislative building.

Police and paramilitary personnel were dispatched in number of regiments and battalions to prevent Pakatan leaders from entering the state legislative assembly building and the state secretariat. Apart from that the Umno-led security forces had also surrounded the Sultan’s palace in Kuala Kangsar in order to prevent any Pakatan leaders from seeking an audience with his royal highness to explain the actual situation.

Then, later the Pakatan’s Perak state assembly speaker was ousted in another coup d’etat engineered by Umno in an unconstitutional manner and he was replaced by a strange man who was not even a state assemblyman. And when the speaker tried to resist his coup plotters, the Umno rebels called in their security force and have him forcefully removed and dragged out from his chambers and locked in a dark room for few hours before he was released. These security men did not act professionally nor constitutionally but rather politically pro-Umno against the Pakatan state government leaders in order to maintain their livelihood.

These policemen really had no choice. They are all under the jurisdiction of the home ministry whose minister is a vice president of Umno, the dominant party of the BN coalition. And if they resist their political masters, what will they get in return? Everyone knows.

From here, you could clearly see that even though Pakatan Rakyat is governing some states that they had won right now, they are completely defenseless against the mighty institutions of the Umno dominated federal government like the police force, the military, paramilitary forces, prisons department, judiciary, MACC and the mainstream medias like RTM, TV3, NTV7, Radios, Berita Harian, Utusan Malaysia, NSTP, the Star, etc.

It is very clear that the Pakatan state government had nothing to defend themselves against any onslaughts from the Umno-led federal government and their powerful institutions. What if Umno decides one day that they had enough with all the Pakatan state governments, and decides to declare a state of emergency in these states to forcefully take over the governance of these states with the police and military forces mobilized into action on their behalf?

What can the Pakatan state governments do then? Just sit there and watch their administrations being toppled like that? Are there any other choice? Mobilize their supporters and members to protest against the Umno dominated police and military forces? This would not help much as it may somehow result to bloodshed or massive death among our people if Umno decides to offensively crackdown on Pakatan Rakyat.

Therefore, it is extremely important that the Pakatan Rakyat leaders should seriously consider this option to establish their own security force within their institution and we stress that a Pakatan-led security force is essential to create a balance of power with the Umno-led security forces which can be seen today in its effort to crackdown the activities and influences of our Pakatan state governments and to ensure the stability, security and the safety of their people are maintained in the respective states.

Take Perak by example, Selangor and Kedah might be next. You have to take up this option.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bad taste in mouth at DAP dinners

In Malaysiakini report, it stated that the police action in breaking up recent DAP dinner functions has got the organisers riled up and slammed the cops for denying them their right to free speech as enshined in the constitution.

First of all, what is wrong with the police and the home ministry? Are they trying to curb the influence of DAP and the other Pakatan Rakyat parties?

It looks like the police force has been Umnonised by the BN-Umno to serve their own interest. No wonder the crime rates are high up today just because the entire force has been mobilised for Umno's sole political agenda.

That is why we really need the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to oversea such power abuses carried out by Umno and its BN component parties.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Written Judgment missing

The Appeal Court had on 22 May gave a verbal judgment confirming that Perak rebel leader Dr Zambry Abd Kadir was the rightful menteri besar of Perak thus, overruled an earlier decision made by the High Court declaring that Datuk Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin was the lawful menteri besar of the Perak.

Well, the situation now is getting tense, Datuk Nizar wanted to file an appeal against the Appeal Court's decision but the Appeal Court judges had yet to finalise their written judgment which they made on 22 May verbally. Why are these judges delaying their judgments in writting? Did they really know how to write their judgment?

Or is this a sabotage effort from someone at the top instructing those judges to delay the written judgment so Datuk Nizar would not be able to file a proper and detail appeal against the judgment?

The Appeal Court had earlier promised that they will provide the written judgment within seven days from the date of the judgment day, that is 22 May but to-date nothing has been issued to Datuk Nizar so far.

And now Datuk Nizar is faced with the ending of the 30 day deadline to file an appeal to the Federal Court just because of the purposely delayed written judgment from the Appeal Court.

This is a very clear act of attempt to sabotage Datuk Nizar's effort to file an appeal against the Appeal Court's decision.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PAS wants DAP, PKR in unity talks

Malaysiakini reports that PAS told Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak that it will hold unity talks with Umno only if PKR and DAP are included in the talks.

The statement was released by PAS Secretary-General Datuk Mustafa Ali today.

We view Mustafa's state as PAS' positive move to ensure the spirit of comradeship within the Pakatan Rakyat coalition is maintained and whenever any issues or matters in relation with a component party with another outside the coalition must be brought up and consulted amongst component parties.

A good start for the new PAS secretary-general for his move to ensure the unity in Pakatan Rakyat is preserved.

However, PAS must be very careful that any talks of "unity" offered by the BN-Umno coalition must be carefully reviewed and studied. It may be a trap set by them in order to break up the Pakatan Rakyat's coalition.

A grave distortion of the constitution

Malaysiakini reports that the decision by the five members of the Federal court who declared that the Elections Commission has the power to over-rule the Speaker is nonsensical.

In this case, the powers of the Speaker be it Dewan Rakyat or State Assembly will be overruled by EC on what cause ? What kind of analysis will the EC able to determine if the decisions they had made did not contravene with the one made by the Speaker ? Who is actually running the state legislative assembly or parliament now ? The EC or the Speaker ?

The EC current comes under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister's Department and where the chairman of the EC reports directly to the Prime Minister Najib Razak. From the basic establishment it has already made known that a conflict of interest had in fact exist in this relationship.

In fact, the EC should be put answerable to the parliament instead of the Prime Minister's Department in order to affirm its neutrality stance in the eyes of the public.

And now the Federal court ruled that EC could interfere in the Speaker's decision. Is this part of the democratic process ? What if a state ruled by an opposition front and EC is not happy with it and decided to call for a fresh election if the federal government want to do so ?

BN-Umno is using the Federal court to rule on its favour in order to provide more powers to EC to act on its behalf. These actions are undemocratic and unconstitutional. It is reaching towards the dictatorship path.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

PKFZ scandal, PAC useless

The key persons in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal which cost the BN-led federal government millions of Ringgit in losses will not be hauled up for enquiry.

Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy have to take full responsibilities and answer to all Malaysians for the failure of the PKFZ project which saw a great wastage of public funds in millions of Ringgit unnecessarily.

It does not mean if persons with titles of Tun or Tan Sri shall be immune from all prosecutions and court of laws. If they are wrong and proven guilty, they should be hauled up and punished accordingly.

The current parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which is chaired by a BN cabinet minister Datuk Azmi Khalid is a useless entity as the chairman is too powerful and one-sided. The members of the PAC in majority had wanted both Tun Dr Ling and Tan Sri Chan to be summoned before the PAC hearing to testify on the PKFZ scandal but Datuk Azmi with his wide powers as PAC chairman overruled the PAC majority by refusing to summon the two former MCA leaders.

Besides Tun Dr Ling and Tan Sri Chan, the others were former Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Datuk Chor Chee Heung who is now a deputy finance minister in Najib’s government and former PKFZ general manager Datik Paduka O.C.Phang.

Well, since the BN-led federal government had made the PAC a redundant entity and exist only by name, let us see if the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) would haul up all these PKFZ key persons who are responsible for the PKFZ losses and failures.

From this point, we could clearly see that the taxpayers’ hard earned money varnished just like that. This is completely disgusting and injustice. We all worked so hard every day to earn that money and remit our tax to the government and these people just took all those money away into their pockets.

We want to ask Najib, if all these hanky-panky continue, what is the use of your “People First” and “Performance Now” slogans that you are promoting? They are completely useless and baseless as it is a mere cover up, we supposed.

Every time whenever a new BN prime minister is installed a new slogan will be introduced to the people based on his new leadership but did the new administration really initiate any changes or improvements? The answer is a no. it is a mere window dressing in order to “reform” an old order into a new one. Only rebranding has been carried out and not reform.

After PKFZ scandal, there will be another PKFZ-type debacle to come very soon as long as BN is still around. The future of our country under the BN rulers is at stake and the risk will continue to be at its highest level.

More on PKFZ scandal right over here

Friday, June 12, 2009

RM4.1 million facility for Mat Rempits

We were recently informed that the Terengganu Umno state government intends to build a race circuit to facilitate the so-called Mat Rempits to race in the track, so that they could upgrade and improve their skills and stunts.

And that race circuit will cost about RM4.1 million. The state government is already out of their mind. Spending public funds to build a facility just to cater these criminal gangs to polish their skills and stunts.

Just what kind of state government is this anyway? Wasting the people's money to entertain the greeds of these criminals or are they trying to use all those public funds to feed the Umno contractors? Who knows !

First you got your Sultan Mizan Stadium shake up and collapsed and now you are supporting these gang of road criminals.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hidden crisis in the BN fold

As we all know, whenever Pakatan Rakyat component parties are practicing their democracy from within and expressing their different thoughts and views respectively in public, the Barisan Nasional (BN) particularly Umno is quick to take advantage on the situation by saying that the opposition alliance is in brink of collapsing.

Why did they do that? Because they wanted to divert the people’s attention from their massive internal bickering in both BN and Umno itself. Umno’s factional infighting intensified with most of its reform minded leaders were either being sidelined or sacked from the party. Of course we all remember that Datuk Zaid Ibrahim was sacked from the party for his outspoken and reformist views.

MCA’s team A led by Datuk Ong Tee Keat (party president) is giving no way to the party’s team B which is led by Dr Chua Soi Lek (deputy president). Efforts by both factions to outdo each other are beginning to hurt the party very much from within. Both factions are also uploading their canons to be fired at each other whenever there are opportunities to do so.

MIC’s supreme leader, Datuk Samy Vellu had successfully kicked out his potential challenger Datuk M.Muthupalianappan in the recent party elections, while PPP’s Datuk M.Kayveas kicked out his suspected presidential rival Datuk T.Murugiah, accusing him of money politics.

Gerakan’s outspoken party vice president Huan Cheng Guan is on his way for expulsion after being issued a show-cause letter for his lashing on the party’s central leadership. Looks like party president Dr Koh Tsu Koon is not going to give way and he is now working towards a collective decision from the party central committee to have Huan expelled from the party.

It seems that most of the BN component parties are facing the similar problems. All potential rivals or reform minded leaders from within are systematically curbed or eliminated to prevent any challenges to the present conservative leaderships in those component parties.

It is a clear fact that BN is operating like a secret society, where its component parties are trying to cover up their own weaknesses or divert the people’s attention to other politicized issues. It is a waste that all those young leaders in the BN are not groomed and appreciated at all. They were merely tools being used by their party elders to seek support from the young voters.

Most of the leaders of these BN component parties are resisting every effort to reform and change of which will definitely see their powers and stature being affected. And if these happens, those party elders are set to lose all their positions and powers they had long enjoyed for decades.

Then when the press or newspapers are trying to check for information regards on their internal feuds, they are quick to maintain that their respective parties are still united and strong as before. They are covering their open secrets which are already known by the people, hoping to avoid any embarrassment or being scrutinized by the people or voters.

Nizar to appeal against judgment

Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin is look set to file an appeal against the Appeals Court’s ruling on last May declaring Perak rebel leader Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the rightful menteri besar of Perak.

The problem that Datuk Seri Nizar would be facing right now is, he has yet to obtain the written judgment made on 11 May by the Appeals Court judges who presided the hearing and ruled in favour of Dr Zambry. The judgment was in fact made verbally.

Where is the written judgment then? What take those judges so long to prepare and write down their judgment of the day? Do these judges in the Appeals Court know how to write their judgments?

Or are they waiting for Datuk V.K.Lingam to help them draft their judgments? Is there a motive to delay the written judgment so that Datuk Seri Nizar would have a difficult time in filing a proper appeal against the said judgment? We supposed it could be a sabotage going on to prevent Datuk Seri Nizar from obtaining a proper court hearing for his appeal against the ruling.

Umno and its Perak rebel state government is trying every effort to manipulate the court in order to rule in their favour and against the constitution and the people as well.

The current administration in Perak is now being run by the rebels who seized power in an Umno-sponsored coup d’etat last February and it is not an elected state government as they proclaimed. It is a rebel state government run by Umno and their lackeys from MCA, MIC, Gerakan and PPP

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mustafa: Stop all talks on unity gov't

Malaysiakini reports PAS elections director Mustafa Ali today urged all his party leaders to stop issuing confusing statements relating to unity talks with Umno.

We view his statement to be positive move and he had contributed in maintaining the unity amongst Pakatan Rakyat component parties.

As such, we also would like to urge all parties to refrain from making anymore statements which would eventually affect the current stature of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

We also urge all Pakatan Rakyat component party leaders to brainstorm their current policies and the recent statements they had made in their upcoming Leadership Council meeting.

Do remember, BN-Umno would take this opportunity to manipulate the entire situation to our disadvantage and we need to be very careful of our current political security.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

BN component parties in crisis

In aftermath of the general elections last year several Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties had came down with severe problems, tussles and crisis which are affecting the credibility BN coalitionas a whole.

Umno, the major and leading component party of the BN coalition is downed with intense bickering and infighting as well as factional disputes involving its leaders in Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu tussling with each other to hold on to their respective positions. As the result, most of its state leaders were replaced by party national leaders who are not even from the states concerned, thus making these parachuted new state leaders difficult to understand the needs of the local Umno leaders and members.

Perlis started its sword fighting when the then long-serving menteri besar was suddenly replaced by a politically unknown after the general elections. In Kelantan, factional tussles are clearly shown in public with not much success of calming the situation which is getting worst. In Terengganu, the long-serving menteri besar was also abruptly replaced by a relatively unknown low-key politician after the last general elections.

And now, the situation in Terengganu is expected to go on from bad to worst. State Umno leaders and their state assemblymen issued threats to harm each other over their differences and tussles. The ten Umno assemblymen even boycotted the state assembly proceeding earlier citing “security” reasons for doing so.

If situation turns worst, a no-confidence vote or possibility of a Perak style coup d’etat is expected to take place in an attempt to overthrow the current menteri besar who is from the same party.

In MCA, the party’s president Datuk Ong Tee Keat and his deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek continue to tussle in public in order t outdo each other and had since made clear of their factional rivalry. Datuk Ong is not going to compromise or give way and so does Dr Chua himself.

In MIC, old guards under the leadership of Samy Vellu continue to hold firmly on the party, resisting any attempt to change or reform the party and preventing young bloods from taking over. Any potential rivals or future opponents are swiftly identified and crushed in order to curb their influences.

Gerakan, with Dr Koh Tsu Koon now at helm as party president faces a big challenge now trying to hold the party together after its massive defeat and their Penang base tumbled in last year’s general elections. Most of its prominent leaders had since left the party for Pakatan Rakyat component parties or went into “semi retirement”. The latest headline recently is the party’s vice president Huan Cheng Guan had given an indication that he too will soon leave the party citing dissatisfaction and non-reform of the party’s top leadership.

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is embroiled into yet another leadership crisis after decades of factional struggle with both Datuk M.Kayveas and Datuk T.Murugiah claiming the party presidency and now with two party presidents and two supreme councils at helm. The Registrar of Socities (ROS) is also going after the PPP leaders for their failure to submit their annual returns and accounts of several years.

The soon to be BN new component party, Indian Progressive Front (IPF) is also embroiled into leadership crisis, following the death of its founder president Tan Sri MG Pandithan. The initial faction currently presided by the wife of the late president while the other faction was lead by a rival leader who claimed to have support from branches and divisions that made him an acting party president. Both rival factions in IPF are expected to hold their party elections in order to “legalize” their claims to the respective positions and their rival supreme councils as well. Will IPF be able to make it into the BN fold then?

Looks like the BN is beginning to disintegrating from within, starting from the very top Umno, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP and then ………….all will fall apart.

If BN still resist change and did not want any reform, let it be. We already had an alternative now. Let us not waste our time and get on with it.

Gerakan leader to quit party soon

Gerakan vice president Huan Cheng Guan is expected to leave the party soon citing disillusionment with the Gerakan’s top leadership for refusing to heed the lesson of its defeat in Penang to Pakatan Rakyat during the general elections last year.

Besides, Huan also confirmed that, if he leaves, he will bring along about 5000 party members to join his departure. Huan, who lost the Bukit Tambun state seat to DAP in the last general elections said he was considering joining another political party but did not name of the party that he is eyeing for.

It looks like Gerakan is beginning to lose all its prominent leaders. Last year, party deputy secretary-general Lee Kah Choon quit the party to join the Penang state government’s investment arm, while former Penang Gerakan vice chairman Dr Toh Kin Woon quited the party to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and former Gerakan wanita chief Rhina Bhar left the party citing that the party was swaying from its original struggle and her disappointment with the party’s top leadership.

Gerakan’s Federal Territory state liaison committee chairman Dr Tan Kee Kwong also resigned from the party last year to join PKR and later took up a position with the Selangor state government.

Monday, June 1, 2009

PKR's Mansor won with 5,558 majority

Mansor Othman is on the way to become Penang's new Deputy Chief Minister after winning Penanti by bagging 6,052 votes. His nearest rival is a former Gerakan divisional leader Nai Khan, 494 votes, followed by Aminah, 392, and Kamarul, 56.

All the three independent candidates lost their deposits. Congratulations Mansor on your victory.

Agreeing Chin Peng to return does not mean reviving communism, BN-Umno’s double standard politicking and racist approach

For over the past few weeks, we had heard a lots of comments on Ong Boon Hua @ Chin Peng, the secretary-general of the now defuct Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) who wanted to return to his homeland called Malaysia.

Many supported the idea on his intended return and many also did not. For those who supported his return to our nation are merely on humanitarian grounds. And for those who are against his return, were those who had said the war and cruelty he caused during the emergency from 1948 to 1960 is unforgettable and remorseful.

Then the information, cultural and heritage minister Datuk Rais Yatim who is also an Umno supreme council member, came out aggressively and attacked those who supported Chin Peng’s return as an attempt to revive communism. And so does all the Umno leaders and the party’s controlled media, mainly the Utusan Malaysia and RTM. Looks like the BN-Umno led federal government had made out a racial overtone in their anti-Chin Peng campaign to make sure this little old man dies in exile.

BN-Umno reasoned that Chin Peng’s war atrocities are too much to allow his return to Malaysia. His application for return to our nation cannot be justified due to his previous led CPM insurgency. We think the BN-Umno leadership is trying to manipulate the history side of this man and his party who also once fought the British colonialism and the Japanese occupation. We must also remember that Chin Peng and the CPM did really contribute a little more than Umno in fighting for the Malayan independence.

Let us not argue so much, and take a look back the history of our independence struggle. We hope Umno will not turn this tide into a racial tension in order to gain some political mileage. What Datuk Rais and the rest of the Umno leaders said on the Chin Peng issue is very much demonstrating their fear and worries of losing their political battle of which there are set to lose now, due to their declining influence.

If there are attempt to revive communism, why didn’t the BN-Umno federal government break its diplomatic relationship with PR China (who once actively supported and armed CPM’s insurgency), DPR Korea (North), SR Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cuba? But instead encouraged the advancement of diplomatic and economic activities with all these socialist and communist countries?

We all remember the atrocities and war crimes committed by the Empire of Japan’s Imperial Army and Navy during from the 1930s to 1945. We all remember what the Japanese did to us during their occupation in Malaya and the rest of the countries in Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, North Asia and their brutal attack on the US Pacific Fleet Command base in Pearl Habour. Chin Peng and the CPM fought those invading Japanese imperial force bravely and most of them sacrificed and died defending their homeland called Malaya at that time from Japanese invasion and atrocities. Had ever Umno or BN exist at that time to defend Malaya during the war?

And the atrocities and war crimes committed by the Empire of Japan’s Imperial Army and Navy during from the 1930s to 1945 are far more worst than what Chin Peng and CPM did to Malaya from 1948 to 1960. Yet the BN-Umno federal government decided to forgive the Japanese for what they had did to our forefathers and welcomed them into our nation with their expertise and technologies. Even the Americans too forgave them and they are now allied to them politically and militarily

Therefore, if BN-Umno federal government forgave the Japanese for their past war crimes and atrocities that they had committed on our forefathers, does that mean BN-Umno had embraced and supported what the Japanese had did during the Second World War? If this is what BN-Umno had earlier mean, those who supported Chin Peng’s return are showing signs of an attempt to revive communism.

As such, we can also say that BN-Umno’s acceptance to the Japanese business and technological establishment in our nation is a sign of their attempt to revive and support the atrocities of the Japanese Imperial Army on our people.

From here, we could clearly see that there is a hidden motive in BN-Umno who is going all out making a big issue on Chin Peng and the revival of communism and we wonder if Chin Peng were a Malay, would their stand and emotions be the same?

You can judge how fair is BN-Umno in handling their racial matters. Their federal government, together with their wholly-owned press Utusan Malaysia are currently campaigning very hard to label Chin Peng as a “cruel” communist leader who should not be allowed to return the our country, while the other “cruel” communist leaders such as, CPM chairman Rashid Maidin and CPM central committee member Shamsiah Fakeh were allowed to return to their home in Malaysia earlier.

So, it does have to do with race and double standard practice. It is proven here and they cannot hide the facts. The BN-Umno is in fact far worst then the communist now, their administrations are full of evil, reigning with treachery, manipulation, power abuses, money politics, cronyism and corruptions.