Friday, December 24, 2010
Now substitute this with a 'real life scenario' of 'married with kids' to feed and cloth, insurance, car, housing and credit card loans to cover, you'll feel the pinch.
This is the type of scenario that DAP is spewing about.
The average household income in Malaysia in 2007 was slightly over RM3,500 a month. The take-home pay after mandatory deductions in such a scenario would in all probability be about RM3,100.
Now minus a car, housing and creditcard loan, this individual is poor by urban standards and a 55% hike in a consumer item will definetly hurt the household budget!
Which incidently is exactly what has happened since January 2010, according to DAP's national publicity chief Tony Pua.
The cost of white sugar, which is a core consumer item on every household list, has gone up 55%.
In July, the government launched a surprise “5-in-1” price hike programme, raising the prices of RON95 and RON97 petrol, diesel, white sugar and liquified petroluem gas (LPG) including cooking gas cyclinders as much as 15.2%.
"Then on Dec 3, 2010, less than 5 months later, they had another series of hikes.
"This time the price of RON95 went up five sen to RM1.90 per litre, diesel by five sen per litre to RM1.80 and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by five sen to RM1.90 per kg. Sugar was now RM2.10 per kg.
"In fact for white sugar, inclusive of a 20 sen hike in January on top of the 25 sen and 20 sen hike in July and December, prices have increased by more than 55% this year alone," said Pua.
He said the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Coffee Shop Association's recent announcement debunked Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's claim in July that the price increases will have “minimal impact” on households in Malaysia.
The association had announced a proposed 20 sen increase in beverage prices.
"In July, Pemandu said the new teh tarik price, having taken into impact the subsidy reduction of fuel and upward price adjustment would be around RM1.0155. They advertised this in full page advertisements across all major mainstream newspapers.
"But in reality the 'teh tarik' and 'kopi susu' price was RM1.20. Now with the 20 cent increase these beverages will go up even higher," he said.
According to Pua something is seriously wrong with the method used in calculating matters involving our economy and our leadership's understanding of simple arithmetics.
"Someone in Pemandu has failed their mathematics. Firstly, there is a clear contradiction in “teh tarik” prices between the fact sheet issued in July which was only RM1.00 as compared to the new base price of RM1.20 in the December fact sheet.
"The government must explain the “mysterious” 20% increase in the base price between July and December, " he said.
He also accused Barisan Nasional and Pemandu of "living in a parallel imaginary universe" of price hikes involving increases of 1.55 sen or even 1 sen.
"I had issued a statement in July arguing that Pemandu should be “commended” for the audacity to publish such numbers which are at best applicable only in a fictitious and theoretical universe, and at worse, showing the complete lack of understanding of real world market dynamics on the price of goods and services.
"And to prove my point, it was reported yesterday in all major Chinese newspapers that the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Coffee Shop Association has announced the proposal to increase all beverage prices by 20 sen starting Jan 1, 2011.
"Kopi susu and the milk prices will be increased from RM1.20 to RM1.40 translating to a massive 16.7% increase in prices!" said Pua.
Stop spewing hypothetics
He said even the price of everyone's coffeeshop favourite “herbal tea” will be increased from RM1.10 to RM1.30 which is an 18% price hike.
"And Pemandu has the audacity to claim that “herbal tea” prices will only increase from RM1.00 to RM1.012 or just a 1.2% increase
"In fact, out of the 70 everyday food and drink items listed on the Subsidy Rationalisation fact sheet, no item is expected to increase by more than 1.9% after the most recent round of price hikes!
"What is perhaps most embarrassing is for the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister Tan Lian Hoe to argue that a 10 sen increase in beverage prices “will be more reasonable”.
"A 10 sen increase will still result in a 8.3% increase for the price of “teh tarik” and “kopi susu”, 10 times higher than the 0.83% increase claimed by Pemandu.
"The government should stop spewing these ridiculous and out-of-these-world hypothetical data which demonstrate at best its sheer incompetence and irrelevance," Pua said - FMT.
The media spotlight on PKR’s fractious party election appears to have had little effect on public opinion, according to the latest poll of voters in peninsular Malaysia.
The results of the poll suggests that Malaysians are undecided if media reports accurately reflected the party’s woes.
Thirty-four per cent of those surveyed by the independent Merdeka Center earlier this month believed unfavourable reports were a true reflection of the opposition party’s troubles.
But another 34 per cent of voters surveyed said the reports were exaggerated. The remaining 32 per cent said they were not sure.
Malays were the most evenly split, with 37 per cent believing the reports accurate compared to 36 per cent who said news of PKR’s “internal conflicts” had been played up.
Indians were more likely to believe the reports overemphasised the party’s problems.
Fourty-six per cent of the Indians surveyed said the reports were exaggerations versus 32 per cent who thought otherwise.
In contrast, the Chinese were the least likely to believe stories of PKR’s woes were being sensationalised.
Only 26 per cent said they thought the stories overblown, while 31 per cent said the stories were accurate.
The Chinese, however, were also the most ambivalent, with 43 per cent unsure if the reports were truthful or not.
The poll was conducted in the first two weeks of this month following PKR’s first ever direct election, which was marred by low voter turnout, allegations of fraud and the acrimonious exit of then-Federal Territories PKR chief Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
Deputy presidential contender Zaid quit PKR claiming the party had failed to uphold democratic principles.
This month’s poll mirrors the results of a mid-term survey on Pakatan Rakyat (PR) performance in Selangor, where PKR controls nine out of 22 parliamentary seats, the most of any party.
The mid-term survey suggested that PR will be able to defend Selangor in the next general election.
The PR government there scored the highest with the Indian community, followed by Malays and then the Chinese.
Selangor Mentri Besar and former Selangor PKR chief Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, however, scored the lowest among Malays, with 38 per cent saying they were not confident in his leadership, compared to 14 and 17 per cent of the Chinese and Indians, respectively.
The majority of voters in peninsular Malaysia are against the proposed construction of the 100-storey Warisan Merdeka project, a recent survey by the independent Merdeka Center has revealed.
The survey, conducted between November 30 and December 11, found that 65 per cent of those polled disagreed with the construction of what would be the tallest building in the country.
Opposition to the project was uniform across all three major communities.
Sixty per cent of Malay voters polled disagreed with the project while 76 per cent of Chinese opposed its construction. Among Indians, 58 per cent were against it.
The findings suggest that a recent online protest on the Facebook social networking site was a fair reflection of public opposition to the project.
More than 200,000 Malaysians registered their protest on Facebook in a campaign launched soon after the project was announced a few months ago.
Last month, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned of a property glut that would result from the construction of the proposed tower.
Dr Mahathir had said that the government should consult the public before proceeding with the project, announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak when tabling Budget 2011.
Government investment arm Pemodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) had defended the RM5 billion project, saying that it would neither involve public nor depositor funds.
PNB has formed PNB Merdeka Ventures as a wholly-owned unit to undertake the RM5 billion skyscraper project on the land it bought from Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad in 2000.
PNB paid RM310 million or RM220 per sq ft to buy the land, but the market value of the land has since appreciated to RM800 per sq ft today.
The land was initially given to UEM Berhad in exchange for the infrastructure giant building the National Stadium complex in Bukit Jalil for the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have also derided the grandiose skyscraper project as wasteful and accused Datuk Seri Najib Razak of trying to “out-Mahathir” Dr Mahathir.
Dr Mahathir had embarked on a massive development spree after he took power in 1981 by building highways, the Penang Bridge, opening new industrial estates and oversaw the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers, the KL International Airport, the Sepang International Circuit, intra-city train lines, several ports, and the new administrative capital Putrajaya and its neighbouring Cyberjaya, which was central to the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) project.
Najib appeared to distance himself from the controversial tower when he made it known that the project did not originate from him but PNB.
He nevertheless defended it, saying that it would have a “multiplier effect” on the economy and help drive it forward, in addition to providing an attractive commercial centre for Bumiputera and non-Bumiputera businesses alike.
In his 2011 Budget speech, Najib said the rationale for the Warisan Merdeka tower was similar to that of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, in that it would serve as a symbol of a modern and developed Malaysia.
The 19-acre development area of the mega project — which includes a condominium and a shopping mall — is sited on the car park and land adjacent to Stadium Negara and Stadium Merdeka.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Zaid should take a break from party politics and focus on developing the necessary tools and mechanisms to put in place a shadow cabinet based on the Pakatan Rakyat policy framework.
It should provide guidelines and directions on how to develop the various policies, directions and action plans for all the different areas highlighted in the framework.
The numerous offers of expertise by civil society, which includes NGOs, professionals, academicians and concerned citizens should be tapped to form the shadow cabinet.
It is not important at this time to identify the shadow cabinet ministers. He must harness the discontent of civil society to come up with action plans to deliver election promises.
Zaid is the appropriate person to lead, organise and moderate the various sessions that needs to be organised for shadow cabinet ministries. If Zaid is not doing this, who else?
Yes, Zaid should take a break from party politics and just focus on bringing the various stakeholders through forums, seminars, dialogues and even a convention.
Enormous talents are willing to provide their expertise so that Pakatan not only retains control of the four states, but also instil confidence in the rakyat that it is ready for Putrajaya.
Otherwise Zaid, don’t bother about party politics at all.
There are already too many politicians around. In fact, more than necessary, that’s why the jostling for positions!
Be a statesman Zaid and lead this work that needs to be done to prepare Pakatan to govern the nation.
In my opinion, there is a tendency for judges who are Muslim to consider that they have a duty to protect their faith. There appears to be a pattern in this direction.
As I understand Islam, in all my years in religious organizations, judges must be unbiased.
This is similar to all other religious teachings. When Muslim judges and non Muslim judges give different judgments in matters involving Islamic tenets, it is confusing for lay people.
I hope all judges will decide all cases according to what they think is just, regardless of their views about their own faith.
When the civil High Court judge, in giving joint custody of the two children to husband and wife, ordered Shamala Sathiaseelan not to expose her two children to her own religion of Hinduism, the judge did not cite any civil law authority for such a decision.
When the government Islamic religious authority converted her own infant children to Islam without her consent, and the civil High Court refused to intervene telling her instead to submit to that religious department for assistance, it was the last straw for her.
If she committed contempt of court by leaving the country with her children, the above can be considered strong mitigating factors.
The husband who deserted her was being given special consideration because he was a Muslim.
Both the High Court and the government religious authorities did not give recognition to her equal rights as a mother and a woman.
She appealed to the Court of Appeal who referred the matter to the Federal Court. She hoped she would get justice. But the Federal Court has shut her out completely.
If she was in contempt of court, that offence must be considered separately.
It did not mean that she should be denied relief in the substantive matters she complained about.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told the warring factions in the party’s Perak chapter to close ranks after today’s polls and concentrate on recapturing the state in the next general election.
Lim, who opened the polls this morning, reminded party members to keep their sights set on the bigger picture and unite under the common goal of helping Pakatan Rakyat (PR) regain Perak from Barisan Nasional (BN).
“Two years ago, at the last Perak Ordinary Convention, it was at that moment in time, that we were celebrating the achievement of being a partner in power with winning the Perak government. But now, Perak voters have lost their freedom to elect their government following the coup d’état that negated the people’s mandate.
“But I believe that two years again into the future, we will return this power. This is the responsibility of all members, to ensure that Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is reinstated as the Perak mentri besar,” he said in his opening address.Perak DAP was at the forefront of PR’s success in wresting Perak from BN during Election 2008, when it swept all the 18 state seats it had contested. PKR won in seven state seats while PAS took six, earning the three opposition parties a majority of 31 seats to BN’s 28.
Due to the subsequent defections of three PR representatives — two from PKR and one from DAP — the state fell back into BN’s hands in February 2009.
Since then, another DAP representative has deserted the party to turn independent, leaving DAP with 16 state seats to its name.
In a press conference later, Lim expressed hope that both feuding factions in Perak DAP would close ranks following today’s polls, regardless of the results.
“As we said, we want to come up as a team, a cohesive team that is in concert with the aspirations of the people,” he said.
Today’s state polls is said to be a crucial test for the Perak DAP leadership, which has been split between two factions headed by the Ngeh-Nga cousins and M. Kulasegaran respectively.
It is, however, believed that the cousins — incumbent state DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and secretary Nga Kor Ming — will likely be re-elected into one of the 15 posts in the state committee once the polls close today.
The cousins have been at loggerheads with Kulasegaran and his loyalists over several leadership issues, including the formation of branches in the state and the alleged dictatorial leadership methods employed by the duo.
At the climax of the leadership crisis last month, Kulasegaran caused an uproar when an unsettled dispute with the cousins led him to threaten to quit all his state party posts and expose his grouses in public.
Following intervention from the party’s national leaders, however, Kulasegaran held back on his threat and stayed on in his post, abiding the gag order that the leadership had issued.
Today, however, Lim claimed that no such order had ever existed and insisted that he had merely advised both factions not to air their dirty linen in public.
“No gag order. There was none, none that I am aware of. That was just an advice given by me. All party matters should be resolved internally and it was agreed by both parties so why was it twisted to be a gag order?” he said.
He reiterated the importance for the party leaders to stand together as a team to face the coming general election.
“We want also to honour the memories of those who sacrificed for their dreams so that we can live in ours. So the best way is we must work together,” he said.
Lim also called on the media not to manipulate the issues plaguing Perak DAP, pointing out that it would only serve the interest of their enemies in BN.
“Just let the delegates decide,” he said.
During today’s convention, a total of 78 per cent or 961 delegates of 1,228 delegates were present.
The results of the polls are expected to be announced shortly.
In a surprising turn of events, Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran and most of his loyalists failed to survive Perak DAP’s crucial party polls today and was not voted into the top 15 posts on the state committee.
Only one member of his faction, Jalong assemblyman and incumbent party treasurer Leong Mee Meng, made the 15th spot, when the polls results were announced at 7.15pm this evening.
Others in Kulasegaran’s camp like Pasir Pinji assemblyman and incumbent organising secretary Thomas Su Keong Seong; Pasir Berdamar assemblyman and incumbent state committee member Seah Leong Peng; and Cheong Cheong Chi Khing, also an incumbent state committee member; failed to make the cut, along with their leader.
Kulasegaran’s arch-rivals, on the other hand, incumbent state DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and incumbent secretary Nga Kor Ming cruised to an easy win and polled the top two highest number of votes of the 41 candidates in the contest.
The results further strengthen the cousin’s hold over DAP’s Perak chapter, once seen to be wracked by a leadership crisis involving the two warring factions.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Even the government, for reasons best known to it, was opposed to the IPCMC when the Royal Commission on the Operations and Management of the RMP made its recommendations to the then PM Abdullah Badawi, who was supportive of the IPCMC, to set it up as soon as possible to restore public confidence in the police force.
To date, even the watered down Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission has yet to see the light of day although the Act setting it up received the Royal Assent last year. Until the politicians from the ruling BN/Umno government stop interfering directly or indirectly with the police force and the force itself is reformed from top to bottom to eradicate corruption and abuses and to restore integrity, professionalism, discipline and ethics, the RMP will remain suspect in the minds of many right-thinking Malaysians.
Multi Racial: This is the problem with the government. They think the people are stupid. We all knew what Musa Hassan is talking about when he mentioned interference from Home Ministry. I am sure Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Home Ministry secretary-general Mahmood Adam knew that too.
Musa was referring to the Home Ministry interfering with the police doing their job. But Mahmood, thinking we are stupid, cleverly twisted the story as if the interference meant the Home Ministry not acceding to police's requests. Come on, learn to speak the truth.
Anonymous: Do you expect Hishammuddin to say, "Yes, I did interfere"? Of course, he is going to deny it. That's what the BN government is good at. All the major institutions in the country, including the judiciary and police, have lost the respect of the rakyat due to such interferences.
Artchan: With Musa's allegations against the Home Ministry, all Hishammuddin could do was come with a feeble statement denying any interference. Hisham is his boss and should recommend that the IGP be disciplined for his foul mouth. But Hisham is not the man he is, or he cannot afford Musa to spill the beans if any action is taken.
They can take away Musa's one-year extension, but they can't muzzle him. Maybe to buy his silence, they would probably give him a big golden handshake.
Ferdtan: Musa Hassan said he may consider the suggestion to lodge a report over the alleged interference when he becomes a civilian on Sept 13. There is no way he would do that; for as a civilian, Musa, without the unbridled power as an IGP, not only will fail in his action but will be humiliated by the system which served him so well during his time with the police.
Welcome to the real world, citizen Musa, you may have to pay for your past sins. In your case, is it too late for atonement?
Teh: If he makes a report, he may be questioned by the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission). Then he will have to strangle himself and fall off a window from a tall building.
LI Ting Rui: Musa, you cannot be in power forever. Change is inevitable. You have exhausted your usefulness to Umno. Only you are the one responsible for all the evils that you have done. Sayonara!
Concerned Citizen: The outgoing IGP is acting like sour grapes. Leave like a gentleman. What you don't like, such as the so-called interference or whatever, tell that privately to your successor on how to handle it.
Dingy: Musa, will you come out in open when there is a change of government? The people still want to know who allegedly gave the order to blow up Altantuya Shaariibuu. Whose baby did she carry at the time as it was rumoured that she was pregnant? The rakyat believe you have the evidence and we are sure that you used it to bargain for another extension to your service.
Unfortunately you failed this time. I am sure you will keep this in your heart and strike when opportunities prevail, just like the former IGP who punched Anwar Ibrahim.
Arbee: There's a saying, "no smoke without fire". Of course, nowadays such smoke can be created without fire. So, two options are open here; namely to conduct transparent investigation or allow the complainant to speak openly without fear or favor.
Swipenter: Musa, once you retire you are going to slide into oblivion like many before you. Of course, nobody believes that the Home Ministry's denial that the PDRM is a completely independent institution. If you dare to say it, please prove your allegations and confirm what the rakyat has been suspecting.
Sentinel: Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court judge Supang Lian said the outgoing IGP was a liar. And today he was caught lying again about not being told that his contract would not be extended. What a serial liar!
Gen2: Our civil service has been corrupted so much that senior officials can lie to you in public with a straight face.
Vijay: Musa Hassan, you are exactly one of the hopeless cases picked up from the way side and elevated to a lofty position because you serve well your political masters. And like the spineless wretch you are, you blame everybody else for your shameful record as IGP. In Malaysia, we do not have that attribute where someone takes blame and responsibility for what he failed to do. It is always somebody else that made you do it.
Mr ex-IGP, you should have listened to your own outgoing speech, not when you left the service, but when you accepted the post.
Bozuka: Musa, will you comment if your tenure is extended for another year?
Anonymous: Now we will see what the MCA politicians are all about - declining a RM30 million donation. The MCA leadership will have to explain point-by-point why they rejected this offer. Well, what can a layman say? It is all about vested interests.
Mr Koon Yew Yin, perhaps you should come up with other ideas of helping poor families from all races. I am sure your RM30 million can provides scholarships to all the nine-A students who miss out on other scholarships. They can pay back to your fund to help other students. Who cares a damn for MCA political leaders who have bastardised the system by being corrupt like their Umno warlords.
DontPlayGod: Sorry for sounding cynical, but when such things like this happen, quite often, it is always that some fat cat has some monetary designs involved somewhere. Maybe that RM30 million meant for building hostels is a threat to those powers-that-be who are already raking in a handsome amount from rentals of houses in the nearby housing areas? If not, what other reason can there be?
Clearwater: Within the MCA universe, self-interest trumps public interest anytime. If Utar were to accept Koon's offer to build hostels for the good of the students, property-owning MCA members and sympathisers in the vicinity will suffer economic loss; and MCA, their votes. The reason to reject Koon's offer is all too obvious.
Utar students just have to suck it up, they have no say in the matter.
RubyStar: It is unbecoming of MCA to reject an offer of RM30 million donation. Mr Koon has no personal agenda and until the offer was rejected, nobody actually knew of the donation. MCA and its band of financial marauders have perhaps ring-fenced the whole area near Utar to be parceled out among its band of conniving thieves to share the loot.
I remembered when I was studying in Universiti Malaya, the biggest problem a student faced is cheap accommodation near the campus. Mr Koon, you are doing a great and selfless service to the students of Utar. Please keep up your crusade.
Anonymous: Mr Koon, do not give this money to Utar. Actually, their educational standard is very low. Give it other institutions. Or start your foundation in Singapore to help Malaysian students who want to study there. That way, we can be sure they will benefit only on merit. Or start a foundation to channel these funds to opposition candidates in the next general elections.
Yap Chee Seng: Some people built a lot of shops and are depending on the students to rent their rooms. Otherwise these shops will be empty. So there is great resistance to Koon's cheap, affordable hostels!
Hello: Dear Mr Koon, instead of arguing with those MCA idiots and getting them to agree to accept your generous offer of RM30 million, why don't you buy a piece of land in Kampar, build your hostel and rent it out to the Utar students at cheap rates and according to the terms stated by you? Wouldn't that solve the dilemma of everyone, especially those poor students?
Sarawakian: It's obvious that someone is after the land. Once the hostels are built, they cannot sell the land. That's how corrupt politicians think. The students can sleep in the streets for all they care.
And where is this so-called Malay rights activist group Perkasa? A Malay is being persecuted here, so why the silence? Unless, of course, Perkasa is nothing but an Umno tool and are bed buddies with the likes of Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Amaso: Why didn't StarFM challenge Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) findings in court? Why did it simply accepted MCMC's findings and sacked the duo?
Alexander Yuan: Jamaluddin Ibrahim, start your own independent radio services. I bet there will be even more listeners than Radio MCA (988)!
CarL: The thing about Malaysia now is the increasing number of would-be martyrs. For crying out loud, this guy is only a DJ, and he is lapping it up like he was placed under the Internal Security Act (ISA) or something. It certainly won't do his job prospects much good.
Louis: Jamaluddin and the Radio 988 CEO should know better. The BN leadership only want you to sing song of praises for them, never mind that they are rotten to the core. Exposing their weakness is a sin nowadays, and can lead even whistleblowers to be sent behind bars. Both of them must thank their lucky stars that they were given the sack only.
Wira: Who is the licensee? Is Jamaluddin the license holder of 988 or its presenter? The company should hold itself responsible and accountable for the content since the morning programme had been running for many months with no caution nor warning from the station owners.
It is even more ridiculous to suggest that the morning programme presentation breaches condition 10.3, that is, on the moral and cultural values of the community aspirations of the nation. I suggest the duo get for themselves a good solicitor like Gorbind Singh Deo and sue their employer.
Koh Stanley Columnist: What is the big deal about the programme's content going against cultural and moral sensitivities vis-a-vis community's aspirations when a political leader with a DVD sex scandal can become a president of the party that owns the radio.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The upcoming Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) National Congress to commence starting from tomorrow until 30 May at the Trade Centre in Kota Bahru, Kelantan will be watched by all supporters of Pakatan Rakyat.
During the congress, the PKR leadership must come up with a firm and concrete solution to stem out its defection sickness as well as to shed off its "ex-Umno" image in order to become a formidable opposition party in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
Since after the general elections, PKR has been frequently rocked by series of resignations and defections of its members of parliament and state assemblymen which saw the numbers of its seat in the parliament being reduced to 25 as compared to the previous outstanding number.
The leaders of PKR must be brave enough to come up strongly against opportunist in its party and to get rid of those "Umno characteristic" leaders and members in order not to jeopardize its image and reputation again in the next general election.
Besides, PKR leaders must also stop all its favoritism in its election candidate selection and all its potential candidates ought to be filter and censored as careful as possible in order to avoid another round of defections.
If defections in PKR continues, it is feared that its supporters and voters will not be able to put their trust on its candidates anymore in the next general election.
So, PKR you need to act fast.
Aiyoyo Samy, only now did the MIC leaders and members realized that their party president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu who was defeated in the last general election was a mere Umno tool.
Only now did the MIC leaders and member realized that Samy Vellu had all these years made use of the party for his political and self interest.
We really feel sorry for the conditions in the MIC. After decades and years of Samy's firm grip over the party organization and after Samy's fist had firmly control the party, only did the members today realized his dictatorship is going to destroy the party.
You know why, this is because one after another party leader who went against Samy the president got the sack immediately after they made their statement publicly calling him to leave the party presidency soonest.
Well, they didn't realize that Samy as the party president got the dictatorial presidential powers to outdo the central committee and sack anyone at his own discretion. What a disgusting chapter in the party.
MIC now exist only in name. It no longer enjoy the support from the Indian community like what it has been 50 years ago. MIC today only exist just because of Umno. Umno wanted to make use of MIC in order to dress the Barisan Naisonal (BN) coalition as a multiracial organization but in actual fact it is not.
In the BN coalition, Umno calls all the shots. Its coalition partners, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBS, LDP, PRS, SPDP, Upko, PBB and SUPP are mere puppets in the Umno dominated coalition. Umno dictates and make all the decisions for and on behalf of the coalition.
Only now did the MIC leaders and members realized how irrelevant their party is with Samy Vellu at helm. An when the rebellion began to spread to the entire party machinery, the Samy Vellu faction started to point their fingers at their political master Umno who in turn called them "biadap".
What had Samy Vellu's MIC done for the Malaysian Indian community? Nothing, nothing at all. The majority in the community is getting poorer and frustrated, while those rich MIC leaders had established themselves far away from the community and made themselves "Bangsawan India".
Will MIC ever survive the current leadership crisis this time?
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Strengthen MCA and the BN in Perak with what? Oral sex parties? He is going to bring oral sex into the state BN leadership and its members as well.
When Dr Chua's oral sex adventure is proven and shown on videos and youtubes to the entire nation, he was forgiven by the BN top leadership, the home ministry, the police and the MCA central delegates and in the end got elected as party president.
What about the case of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim? He was accused of an offense which is similar to the oral sex that is considered as a crime in the penal code. But has it being proven? No, the prosecution had to-date failed to prove that Datuk Seri Anwar had committed the act.
But the Umno-led BN federal government is now pressuring the judiciary to ensure Datuk Seri Anwar is "proven" and found guilty as soon as possible in order to prevent him from participating in the next general elections.
Well, BN had already decided that oral sex within its coalition is a right thing to do, while what has been done outside are all wrong even if it is yet to be proven.
Does that mean, lets join BN to do whatever you like above the law and break as many as you like? The police will salute you!
Besides, Mugilan's faction in the MIC is also said to be working hand in hand with Umno in order to get the latter's assistance in lobbying at the top BN leadership level, thus sidelining the MIC deputy president Palanivel.
It looks like Palanivel himself often seen as a Samy Vellu shadow had been irrelevant within MIC itself. However, Palanivel is not giving up so easily. His faction who is closely aligned with Samy is quick to sought the party central committee's help to pressure the BN top leaders to move Mugilan aside to pave way for the MIC deputy president.
The factional lobbying ad infighting in the MIC between the pro-Umno and the pro-Samy ones are intensifying as the nomination day approaches.
What is Najib's choice now? An MIC top leader or its youth leader? What if Najib selects the MIC youth leader, thus, hurting the MIC leadership and what if Najib selects the MIC top leader instead and its youth leader decides to rebel in the party? And then Samy takes this opportunity to sack him?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Yesterday, we all got to know that the Umno Bukit Bendera division committee members tendered their resignations en-bloc in order to force a re-election of the said division which will see its formerly suspended division chief Ahmad Ismail coming back to helm the division once he lead.
According to Ahmad who told the press conference called by the division committee that in order for them to patch things up with Gerakan, its party president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon must come out to "kow tow" and make a public apology.
Ahmad also mentioned should Dr Koh were to really come forward to "kow tow" and apologize, he will also need to review it with his division committee before he could formally accept them.
Just look at how arrogant this terrorist leader from Umno towards its BN component party member, Gerakan. And yet Gerakan was too scared to make any response to the Umno war mongering and hate messages.
Where is the Tanjung Gerakan Youth division chief H'ng Khoon Leng who often came up to criticize the DAP as a chauvinistic Chinese political party? Why is he so scared of Umno and dare not even put up a strong message to Ahmad?
H'ng is as coward as a mouse when come to dealing with Umno, the dominant party in the BN, but when it comes confronting the Pakatan Rakyat, he is quick to bash things up maybe because he felt comfortable bashing up politics of his own ethnic.
Well, this is all along Gerakan's cowardice anyway.
All 36 committee members of the Bukit Bendera Umno division have resigned in a move to force the re-election of the divisional committee, in particular to return Ahmad Ismail as its division chairperson after his less than 3 years suspension was lifted by the party supreme council.
Ahmad Ismail better known as Ahmad Kerbau was suspended for three years from the party membership before that for uttering racist remarks during the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary by-elections by calling the Malaysian Chinese community as "kaum pendatang" and "penduduk sementara". His suspension however, was lifted by the party leadership less than three years because of his "good behaviour".
During the press conference called by the Bukit Bendera Umno division yesterday, Ahmad also insisted that in order for him to patch up with Gerakan, its party president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon must "kow tow" to him and apologize in public before he could forgive the later.
Meanwhile, two female muslim separatist suicide bombers had blown themselves up in the middle of the crowded and packed yesterday metro trains in central Moscow which killed about 37 people on board while about 60 over commuters were badly injured.
It is feared that more of those who were badly injured may die because the explosive and bombs exploded were filled with bolts and iron rods.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The Organization of Pribumi Greatness or better known as Perkasa which was formed by independent Pasir Mas member of parliament Ibrahim Ali often call for violent, hate and revengeful reactions against other Malaysians in the name of their "community's greatness".
What is so great about this Perkasa anyway? Spreading violent, hate and revengeful message around the country, organizing street demonstrations, protests, shouting and yielding here and there just to voice their hate, hate, hate and nothing else but hate.
If Perkasa hate the other Malaysians so much, we would advise them to go a more positive measure rather than to harm other people i.e. either you hit your own chest, bang your heads on the wall or you commit suicide to avoid all the challenges in this world that had always made you all frustrated.
Just look at Ibrahim's face, his reaction and moves (pic), it shows that he has deep hatred and wanted to avenge someone. He feel that he and his guys were being marginalized for decades and that is why he is standing up to start a war to fight with his band of Perkasa armies.
What is Perkasa anyway? It is actually a sub-contract organization who is now playing the role of upholding the defense on "Ketuanan" or Supremacist on behalf of Umno. Umno sub-contracted this role to Perkasa in order not to offend their fellow BN component parties such as MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, SUPP, PBS, PRS, Upko, etc, etc.
By sub-contracting the more radical racist tone and its role to Perkasa, Umno hope to escape from being scrutinized by its fellow component parties in the BN which Umno is a dominant part of it. Perkasa was also sub-contracted to bring the Malay community back into Umno's fold by labelling political parties other than Umno as anti-Malay, destroying Malay rights, marginalizing Malays and traitors to the Malay's course.
Anyone who did not follow the Perkasa's course are just simply being labelled as traitors or in other words "penderhaka" and anti-constitution.
And while Perkasa is sub-contracted with the radical agendas, Umno makes it clean by doing its 1Malaysia (traps) as usual in order to "win back" the heart of the non-Malay communities. A very well-planned conspiracy in doing.
To trap the voters back into their machinery and eliminate them once and for all, while Perkasa is just an Umno's dirty anal, doing all the dirtiest job for the later.
Monday, March 15, 2010
As such, what China Press had earlier reported based on the leak from Bukit Aman itself was in fact true. Musa was asked to retract his resignation and deny in public that he had resigned which resulted to China Press being made a scapegoat for alleged "misreporting".
Is Hishammuddin doing this for the sake of saving his own face by using Musa as a shield? A very well-planned conspiracy being carried out in such a way.
Indeed a very dirty well-planned conspiracy.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Our nation's number one bloody idiot, the home affairs minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had instructed his ministry officials to issue a show cause letter to the China Press for an alleged report in their newspaper citing that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hasan had resigned.
Come on, what about Utusan Malaysia newspaper? They created and made more headlines in its racist statements and reports, instigating racist demonstrations around the country, caused severe damages to our country's economic well-being by creating unrest, putting up lies and creating chaos, caused a top Selangor state government official to be arrested under the ISA for something that she never ever had connection with, instigating the rebellion in the Perak, Selangor and Penang.
China Press is merely reporting what was leaked out from Bukit Aman by a policeman who "believed" that his boss (the IGP) intended to tender his resignation. What so big fuss about this? When Utusan Malaysia created a very, very big fuss to our country that almost brought to another May 13 incident, the home minister did nothing but instead congratulated and thank Utusan's editor-in-chief for his great job and awarded him with yet another Datukship.
Yeah, Hishammuddin is the Malaysian version of the Nazi home affairs minister Wilhelm Frick. This home minister of ours is a real "Frick".
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Scores of supporters and members of these three groups had earlier yesterday gathered at the Penang state government administrative centre in Komtar to demonstrate against what they claimed "racial oppression" by the state leadership and got an effigy of the chief minister burned in public.
Besides, the supporters and members of these groups also shouted and chanted racist and hate slogans in order to voice their dissent against the Pakatan state government.
What kind of dissent are they talking about? Pro-government newspapers also painted an ugly side of the state government and taking side at the radical Malay NGOs who are all Umno-link saying that the Penang leaders had not done enough and oppressing the "Malays".
Actually they are not demonstrating against oppression. They are actually promoting hate, violence and terrorism simply because they had lost their influence. They wanted to drum up racial sentiments and organize a revolt in order to regain their support from only their race.
These NGOs are only experts in hate, hate, hate and nothing else but hate. They are doomed!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Magistrate Azmil Muntapha Abbas said that in a contempt charge, the intention behind the act did not matter. Therefore, the MACC officer who tried to sabotage the inquest proceedings escaped the law just like that.
Just because of this MACC guy the inquest has been postponed so many times as the key witness to the case, Dr Pornthip did not want to testify for fear of being detained by the police after Raub lodged a police report against her.
We doubt the magistrate's inquest would serve justice to the Teoh family as what we saw this case is going to prolong. Can this inquest guarantee that the murderer could be found and brought to justice as soon as possible.
This is what the Najib administration still failed to answer till today.
Zambry instead called on the 28 Pakatan state assemblymen to quit en bloc to prove they have the people's support.
Come on Zambry, your party launched a coup to toppled a legitimate state government elected by the people and installed your rebel state government into force without the people's mandate.
If you claim you can win 34 state seats, then you should initiate to dissolve the state legislative assembly in order to prove your claim is accurate. Do not push the ball to Pakatan Rakyat. They are the victim of your political game.
And if you still refuse to dissolve the state legislative assembly to pave way for a snap poll, then you are already a political coward. You dare not face the people directly.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
As what the other motorist had thought, maybe it was an accident on the road at the bridge and so we dragged on slowly and patiently through the journey.
To our very grave disappointment, we found that it was the police who caused all those massive traffic jams from the middle of the bridge right down to the road leading into Prai. They blocked two of the three lanes at the end of bridge leading to Prai and as the result the motorist have to squeeze into the one lane and this is what makes the jam into a tragically terrible one.
What I saw when I saw the police personnel manning the roadblocks were talking and laughing like as it they are poking some jokes and funs on the motorist who are suffering from their roadblocks.
Come on, it is a peak hour for those who had just finish their day's job and work. All of us are surely exhausted and wanted to head straight home to take our baths, have our dinners and take our rest together with our families. But today, the police had sabotaged ruin our lives in order by making things from bad to worst?
What if there is an emergency in the middle of the bridge? What if there is somebody on the bridge who needed medication or who is in the midst to attend to an appointment, sitting for and exam, getting something done in accordance to the law and so on?
Don't they have other important matters to tend to, other than manning roadblocks in order to create a massive traffic jam? The police said they do not have enough personnel to ensure the security and safety of the churches from being bombed by extremists and terrorists, but they mobilized a sizeable battalion of personnel just to mann a roadblock and just laugh off at us like that. This ain't funny at all. The police are violating our basic human rights in this way.
The crime rate is increasing day by day, robberies, rapes, snatch thieves, mat rempits, cow-headed trouble makers, etc are everywhere and the police did nothing to stop all these crooks. What they did so far? Focusing on political security in order to protect Umno from the oppositions?
I just wonder who was that idiotic police officer in charge who organized such a stupid and senseless block on the bridge? Is he out to gain some credit from his boss or what?
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Umno Youth executive committee member Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi said in his blog that Malay violence is inevitable. Looks like the Umno-inspired violence is also inevitable. They wanted to wage war and violence against all of us for trying to preserve national unity and religious harmony.
They (these terrorists) bombed and attacked the churches in both peninsular and the eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak.
Sarawak's state legislative assembly term which is scheduled to in mid of 2011 next year is expected to call for state elections anytime around. We hope our friends in Sarawak would have made up their mind by now.
In order to preserve our national unity and religious harmony, you must vote the state Barisan out of power. What has the state BN dominant party Persaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), its number two ally Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP), Sarawak People's Democratic Party (SPDP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and the rest in the BN coalition done for you all?
All they had done todate are to continue splitting the majority Dayak community there in order to continue staying in power for the rest of their life. The slashed your forests and jungles because they wanted to enrich themselves and their political allies with the logging business.
They thrown out the state's natives from their respective villages, rape their wifes and daughters in open and took away all their properties and traditional establishments, and now they wanted to control and monitor your religion, to say you cannot do this and you cannot do that, consficated your bibles and so on.
The Sarawakian Chinese community had already voiced their discontent in the last state election by voting out their chinese representatives from SUPP and now, it is time the entire Dayak community to do the same without fear. Exercise your rights to vote and voice your future through the ballot box.
Support Sarawak National Party (SNAP), PKR, DAP and PAS - the Sarawak Pakatan Rakyat.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
“The Chief Minister did, in fact, give a statement to ASP Ahmad Fauzi bin Mohamad Zain at his office in the presence of lawyer RSN Rayer and, thereafter, signed that statement,” said Karpal in a statement today.
We urged the Selangor police chief to retract his threat against Guan Eng and the people of Penang immediately. The Selangor police chief has been improfessional and irresponsible in making his threat against the chief executive of a state government.
Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said a police team, including the investigating officer from Shah Alam, was sent to Penang on Saturday to record his statement but he had refused to co-operate.
Lim is being investigated for allegedly uttering seditious remarks during a Pakatan Rakyat convention in Shah Alam on Dec 19 last year. He was alleged to have said that political aide Teoh Beng Hock’s death was murder.
Lim had earlier demanded for the police report to be given to him first and ultimately no statement was recorded.
But today, another church in Johor was targeted by possible attackers with paints splashed at the entrance of the building.
So, we would like to ask Hishammuddin, is the situation still under control? The cops are not doing their work reasoning that they do not have enough manpower to do so. But they got enough manpower to prepare for the arrest of the Penang Chief Minister in event they fail to obtain the statement from him.
Apart from that the police also have sufficient and more than enough manpower to go against the Pakatan Rakyat leaders and elected representatives.
Which is which now?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The temple was attacked like that for some very unreasonable cause. For what? Can the Muslim NGOs now extend their volunteer security patrol at all Sikh temples, then later to all Chinese and Hindu temples around the clock?
This is due to the fact that the police force were unable to guarantee any security to all places of worship. In this case, the police also cannot guarantee the safety and security of our nation, because of their "manpower shortage".
Or because they are busy protecting and enhancing the interest of Umno and its leaders. Can Umno and the BN explain to the people?
Friday, January 8, 2010
"It has to take full responsibility for the worsening of relations between people of different faiths in this country in its handling of the use of the word Allah. "The irresponsible conduct of fanning the emotions by Umno leaders has brought about this dangerous situation. What we see today confirms that this country is being governed not by engagement consultation, sophistication or persuasion but by brute and mob force,” he said in a press statement.
Early this morning, a Protestant church was torched while homemade explosives were thrown at a Catholic church next to the Assunta Hospital. "The Umno-led government has the penchant to use force or flexing of authority in dealing with delicate issues. Take the case of the ban imposed on the Herald. They could easily have engaged in consultation with the church in Sabah and Sarawak. They should try to understand why the need to use the word Allah without any preconceived notions or prejudice. After all, they have been using the word Allah for many years before BN government acted to ban the Herald.
"They could easily have also engaged in discussions with the various Muslim groups about their legitimate concerns on whether the church are surreptitiously converting Muslims and explore ways to address these concerns in spirit of dialogue and peaceful deliberations,” he said.
He explained that there are already laws against converting Muslims but Umno instead chose to politicise the sensitive issue.
"There is already a law against converting Muslims anyway. They could have done a lot more. But because of their lack of maturity and sophistication banning is the obvious choice.
"Umno want instant popularity, so fanning the emotions of Muslims becomes legitimate... and when the court ruled otherwise they then fan the Muslims to oppose the ruling. The people of this country will not escape the scourge of Umno-led rule until they decide once and for all to dislodge this government in the next available opportunity.”
PAS has also reminded and warned its members not to engage in any demonstrations organised in the Kampung Baru Mosque, Shah Alam Mosque and the National Mosque after Friday prayers.
The protest is being orchestrated by several Muslim NGOs in retaliation against the High Court's ruling on Dec 31 allowing the Catholic Church to use the word "Allah" in its weekly publication the Herald.
PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said that the demonstration on the use of the word “Allah” is Umno’s position and not the party’s. "We call on all members of PAS in order not to be dragged in the same demonstration sponsored by Umno," he told party’s newspaper.
PAS backs the use of the word Allah by Catholics because it is consistent with the Federal Constitution and the fundemental Islamic principles.
Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak has also defended his government’s decision to allow angry Muslim groups to hold a nationwide protest against the “Allah” ruling, saying they have every right to do so.
So, if that is the case, we urge Datuk Najib to explain the terrorist attacks on the four churches initiated by Umno supporters and pro-Umno NGOs. But we doubt you will be able to do that.
Umno had encourage such terror and now when it happened, they wanted to deny it. We are not going to believe you anymore.
By the way, ISA and the Sedition Act are only apply to Pakatan Rakyat.
Monday, January 4, 2010
"Man should refer to the one true God as Allah. This proves the teachings of Islam in referring to God as Allah. Therefore all of mankind regardless of their religion should say that Allah has created the world, that Allah tells us to do good and so on.
It is good that Dr Mohd Asri took the initiative to explain the situation following the continuous manipulation of certain parties especially Umno to make the situation worst.
Right now, pro-Umno non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are making a hell of noise all over the country by acting radically and behaved violently in the streets, threatening non-Muslims with their so-called "ketuanan" jargons.
These actions are deemed uncivilised and inhuman. No religion will teach nor encourage their followers to act in such an unacceptable manner.
Respect the feelings of your fellow Malaysians, please!
They had acted in such a manner that we should call them Umno police instead of its original professional name, the police force. Why do we say that? Simple, it is because they are working efficiently to advance the political interest of Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN).
They did not have sufficient time or manpower to curb the rising crimes in our country but they do have enough personnel to be mobilized via their Special Branch to curb opposition politics and to make unjust arrests on innocent people who are working hard out there to advance the democratic principles and justice for our nation.
The mobilized the entire regiment to support Umno’s coup de’tat in Perak, they mobilized an entire battalion to arrest opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, they mobilized an entire division to ousted Perak speaker Sivakumar from him office, they mobilized thousands of special branch personnel nationwide to spy on our opposition party leaders and now they are planning to mobilize a regiment to arrest the Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng for alleged “seditious” remarks he had made in the recently concluded Pakatan Rakyat National Convention.
When Umno organized an illegal demonstration in Penang trying to incite a racial riot to topple the Penang state government, PDRM did nothing. When Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Ahmad Ismail tried to incite hatred and violence, PDRM did nothing, when Penang Umno secretary Azhar Ibrahim called for a journalist to be gunned down, PDRM did nothing. When threatening messages of bloodshed were made in the Umno general assembly, PDRM did nothing.
But when the Pakatan Rakyat leaders are out there trying to protect our people’s interest and defending democracy, justice and equality, PDRM quickly and efficiently roll in their tanks, weaponary and regiments to curb and arrest these people for nothing.
And today, violent criminals like the mat rempits, murders, snatch thieves, robbers, rapist, drug lords, political racist and the real penderhakas are roaming around the nation freely threatening the security and safety of our families, neighbors, children, friends, relatives and our parents. PDRM responded that they cannot do much reasoning that they did not have enough personnel to carry out the patrolling.
This clearly shows that PDRM is already being political motivated, one-sided and pro-Umno. They are acting in the interest of Umno and its elites in order to safeguard their interest as well as the looted national funds in their pockets.
Due to afraid of being further exposed, PDRM even went to an extend of mobilizing its officers’ corps to send a protest and threatened the then premier Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to stop his proceedings in working towards the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in the parliament.
Therefore, PDRM ought to be replaced as soon as possible with a more credible, professional and people-oriented People’s Security Force. PDRM is a thing of the past and outdated. PDRM is still in a denial mode and cannot be reformed anymore, just like their masters, Umno.