Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wànsuì wànwànsuì

I am not sure where the current constitutional crisis in Selangor is going, but at least let's not mince words, that there is in fact a constitutional crisis.

In more than one way the royal person of HRH Sultan of Selangor has been and is involved, directly or indirectly.

I personally see the Selangor crisis as far more complicated and even severe than the 2008 Perak constitutional crisis involving Allahyarham Raja Azlan Shah. Then, debatable as the involvement of Allahyarham Raja Azlan Shah had been and still would be, at least it could be said he had indisputable numbers in his favour.

According to quite a few constitutional law experts, HRH Sultan of Selangor has gone beyond his constitutional powers and privileges in demanding for more than one name for the Selangor MB post.

They asserted HRH can't do that as he must approve the person who commands the majority of the state assembly as the MB, in exactly the same way DYMM SPB Agong must (had to) approve various PMs from Tunku to Razak to Hussein Onn to Dr Mahathir to ... ooops (wakakaka) ... AAB to Najib - no if's no but's, full stop.

Note the term 'must approve' which means HRH has no leeway ...

... unless the opposition or police can prove to him that the person proposed by the majority party is not qualified due to mental, medical or legal grounds such as, examples, ...

... known to be suffering from severe mental depression (eg. for fear of the Chinese taking over Malaysia, wakakaka), has brain cancer (quite unlikely as many politicians have no brain, wakakaka) or serious heart disease (too much santan? wakakaka), is or will be (or perhaps even has been) a bankrupt or has major debt issues (by several millions, wakakaka), is currently facing a possible criminal conviction (eg. has been accused of statutory rape or facing charges of biting a policeman, wakakaka) and ...

... demonstrated lamentable biadap-ish anti-royalty acts like what former UMNO MPs Affifudin Omar and Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman did in 1992, likely with the imprimatur given by UMNO leaders, wakakaka.

But the job of scrutinising the MB-candidate would be that of the police and also an alert opposition. Thus far, no such adverse report has been made by the police or even BN against Dr Wan Azizah - BN's generalised opposition against her or some PAS members' objection to a woman being MB have been either opposition or shameful misogynistic prejudices and thus cannot be considered objective and substantial evidence.

The problem is that of the Malaysian Constitution which makes our rulers, alas, only constitutional monarchs, and also our Westminster-style democracy and parliamentary system.

One blunt bludgeoning bulldozing solution would be to dismantle or rewrite the Constitution which after all had already been amended zillions of time in the last 30 years or so, especially from 1981 to 2003, wakakaka, and to then make our rulers absolute monarchs.

But what will happen then to federalism and the post of HM the Agong? And what will happen to the federal cabinet and UMNO, wakakaka? 

Another would be to throw away the Westminster parliamentary system (or what's left of it, as RSN Rayer would say, wakakaka) and adopt, for example, the Soekarno-Suharto era system of 'kebijaksaan bapak president (atau panglima tertentu)', wakakaka.

third solution would be considered seditious though it may appeal to those who admire the ayatollahs. And mark my word, it will then be actually the Chinese (most of them anyway, and not General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin's extracurricular pomposity) who will defend the Malaysian (not just Malay) rulers against Middle-Eastern Islamic republicanism.

Daulat Tuanku - Wú huáng wànsuì, wànsuì, wànwànsuì 吾皇萬歲,萬歲,萬萬歲.

Do you have any proposed solutions to what I see as an impasse in the approval of a new MB for Selangor?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sedition! For what purpose?

While we continue to wait as Rome burns, and Pak Haji Hadi Awang goes about his wayward way to "protect Malays", we see a number of sedition cases being actioned by the Police, presumably on the instructions of our remarkable AG.

But surely the case that takes the cake must be the one confronting Penang ADUN, RSN Rayer (Seri Delima).

Rayer had uttered the words "celaka UMNO" (damn UMNO) inside the State Assembly on 20 May this year.

Firstly, when was it that the words "celaka UMNO" or "celaka DAP" or "celaka whoever" (other than the Sultans) could be considered seditious?

Maybe the answer lies in my penultimate paragraph, wakakaka.

Secondly, Rayer said those words inside the State Assembly, meaning he had enjoyed parliamentary privilege. The only person who could tell him off or punish him would be the House Speaker. A similar case occurred in the federal Parliament in March 2009 when Gobind Singh Deo called the PM a murderer.

Today News reported on the Gobind Singh Deo case:

Gobind wanted Najib to respond to opposition accusations that he had a hand in the killing of a young Mongolian woman in 2006. Gobind shouted "Answer me, you murderer" before Parliament's speaker ordered him to leave the hall.

A Cabinet minister made a formal proposal Monday to suspend Gobind without pay for a year, saying he was in contempt of Parliament and that he had committed a breach of his rights as a legislator.

Government lawmakers approved the proposal through a unanimous vote after opposition legislators staged a temporary walkout to protest the move.

Personally I thought it was intemperate of Gobind to use such words and the action taken was appropriate though unduly harsh (one year suspension including and particularly depriving him of pay).

And even if the words "celaka UMNO" could be preposterously considered as seditious (and what f**king nonsense would that be!), the Speaker should be the only one to discipline Rayer.

To charge Rayer for saying something inside the State Assembly will be in contempt of the state parliament. I'm not sure whether it's a jailable punishment for contempt against parliament, but it should be as it's attacking the sovereignty and power of the people.

Okay Police, go charge the AG and yourself for sedition (contempt against the Penang State Assembly) wakakaka.

But I ask myself WTF is going on for Pakatan MPs (Khalid Samad, Nizar Jamaluddin, possibly Rafizi Ramli) and ADUN (Rayer, anyone else?) to be charged for sedition on flimsy grounds?

Compare their supposed seditions with those of Dr Affifuddin Omar, a former UMNO MP for Padang Terap.

This bloke's fame or notoriety was achieved on 10 December 1992, when in parliament he walloped the rulers as follows:

"How can we continue to uphold rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul(thugs)?" [...]

"They (the rulers) must be made to realize that they do not own this country. They are not Superman but placed on their thrones by the people."

"The real power did not lie with them, but with us - the representatives of the people."

Aiyoyo, rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs)?

So, do you think his daring do was approved by UMNO leaders at that time, wakakaka. Incidentally he is a Kedahan, wakakaka.

Oh yes, the UMNO No 1 at that time was Dr Mahathir and his No 2 was Ghafar Baba. Phew, I suppose some of you might have been thinking: aiyoyo, this bloody kaytee wants to wallop His Reformasi Excellency again.

No no, His Brahmic Excellency was only No 3, the Finance Minister, though he would become the No 2 (and thus DPM) the following year after he defeated and humiliated an aging Ghafar Baba, one of the original UMNO members, who would have retired in a mere 6 months time.

But on 2nd thoughts, wakakaka, Professor Bari had said that there should be collective cabinet (and presumably top UMNO echelon) responsibility on issues, including the walloping of the rulers behind parliamentary privileges, wakakaka.

But I'm sure Manmanlai must be lily-white innocent, as he had always been in his 16 years as various ministers in Dr Mahathir's government, wakakaka. Sorry anwaristas, couldn't help slipping this in, wakakaka.

Anyway, I wonder whether we ought to admire Dr Affifuddin Omar because he dared play with fire and yet, somehow got away with that, unlike Rayer with just a mere "celaka UMNO", wakakaka.

Then there was also Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman, once the UMNO MP for Pokok Sena, though he lost his parliamentary seat to PAS' Mahfuz Omar in 1999? wakakaka.

In 1992 he said in a speech in Parliament that he preferred the Malay Rulers be treated the way the Indian Maharajas were treated, stating:

"After the struggle for India's independence in 1947, Deputy Prime Minister Sardar V Patel was given the task of negotiating with the Rulers to phase out them.:

"Patel rounded up the Maharajas and put them in a hotel. On the first day of discussion, he could not get them to agree to the Government's proposal.”

"On the second day, he placed soldiers around the perimeter of the hotel. On the third day, he cut the electricity supply; on the fourth day, he stopped the water supply and on the fifth day, he stopped food from being brought in. On the sixth day, all the Rulers, who were confined to the building, agreed to the government proposals.”

"When Patel was asked why he did not obtain the consent of the Rulers in a normal fashion, Patel replied, 'Do you ask the consent of the chicken before it is slaughtered?'"

Continuing his speech, Wan Hanafiah said that "a similar approach could have been taken to solve the present problem with the Rulers."

[above quoted from a post at Dewan Pemuda PAS Serdang blog]

Wow, slaughtering our rulers like chooks a la the Maharajahs? wakakaka. And poor Rayer, with the same parliamentary privileges, will be charged tomorrow (Wednesday) for saying inside the state assembly the words "celaka UMNO" [and who the f**k is UMNO compared to the Rulers?].

Are these gross persecutions (and prosecutions) against Pakatan politicians nothing more than a Najib-Zahid grand-staging to show the Heartland that even without the ISA, the Najib government is still firmly in control, and that Dr Mahathir has been unduly and unnecessarily worried and stirring shit for no purpose, and thus to be ignored for crying out "the sky is falling down, the sky is falling down!"? Wakakaka. 

As George Bernard Shaw said: Blasphemy and sedition

(meaning the truth about Church and State), wakakaka.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Black Monday?

The term 'black Monday' was used by schoolboys to refer to the first day back to school, usually a Monday. after the holidays.

And throughout history in the Western World, that term referred to a number of unpleasant events happening on a Monday, including an ethnic massacre in Ireland in 1209, global share markets collapsing in October 1987 and, in May 1954 in the USA, the Supreme Court's ruling against the southern states' busing and school segregation in which no doubt the word 'black' also carried a racial connotation, thus a 'Black Monday' only in the eyes of the whites.

Tomorrow is Monday, so will 25 August 2014 be a Black Monday for some* Selangoreans?

* while some others will be delighted, wakakaka

HRH the Sultan of Selangor has granted Khalid Ibrahim an audience on Monday. If, as feared, that HRH will accept the suspected advice of Khalid to dissolve the state assembly, Selangoreans will have a new RM50 million state elections within weeks.

But are we preempting the issue, by (a) suspecting that Khalid will so recommend to HRH, and (b) that HRH will even accept Khalid's advice?

The former suspicion, namely (a), has already been mulled over several times in the news media, though quite a few constitutional experts asserted that since Pakatan commands 43 out of 56 ADUNs in the Selangor state assembly, there is no ground for HRH to approve that suspected advice ...

... but of course, as Dr Aziz Bari also said (as reported by Malaysiakini) ... Nothing can be done if the Sultan of Selangor decides to dissolve the state assembly next week as he has the power to do so, ... though it will not be in accordance with Westminster tradition.

Highly respected sweetie Ambiga Sreenevasan, former Boss of Bersih 3.0, who had supported the dissolution of the Perak (not Selangor) state assembly in its 2008 constitutional crisis, gave her reasons for having a different take this time on the current Selangor 'wounded MB tiger' crisis, saying (non-italicized comment in parentheses are kaytee's extrapolation of Ambiga's statements):

A: Can you please stay out, You've caused enough trouble
A: How can lah when I'm the centre of the Boleh universe

“In Perak, the people voted for a Pakatan (Rakyat) government and the next day they got a Barisan (Nasional) government" (hence the DUN should have been dissolved to ascertain who has the people's mandate)

“In Selangor it is different. There is no change as Pakatan still holds the majority. This is why I supported the dissolution then (in Perak)” (but NOT now in Selangor).

But wait, there are two different issues in the current lamentable Selangor stalemate, brought about by Khalid Ibrahim, a partyless ADUN insisting on clinging on desperately to his MB position, a position he enjoys ONLY by virtue of him being previously nominated by a Pakatan state government, for an ADUN (Khalid) voted in by the people of Port Kelang ONLY by virtue of him being a PKR (Pakatan) candidate*.

* To be fair to him, the proof of the pudding in the voters support for him will be only known when he stands again in Port Kelang either as an Independent or under the banner of a non-Pakatan party. I hope he does that, if he dares, wakakaka.

The two different issues in Selangor politics are (a) the removal of Khalid Ibrahim as MB as he no longer enjoys the confidence of the majority in the state assembly - this became very clear when PAS finally decided to stop supporting Khalid, and (b) the candidature of Dr Wan Azizah as the new MB of Selangor.

Cukup minyakkah untuk perjalanan yg diingini?

It is the latter, to wit, Dr Wan as the new MB, that may give cause to HRH to dissolve the state assembly.

Yes, ye good olde misogynistic PAS is once again the maverick in Pakatan as it still withholds written support for Dr Wan. PAS has specifically prohibited its 13 ADUNs (minus Saari Sungib and Hasnul Baharuddin) to sign any Statutory Declaration supporting Dr Wan as the Pakatan MB.

A couple of days back, Saari Sungib (Hulu Kelang), one of the two PAS ADUN to first daringly break ranks with their party in their non-support for Khalid even at the risk of being expelled from their party, said "I'm anti-Khalid, not pro-Azizah", and that his signing a Stat Dec supporting Dr Wan had more to do with de-legitimizing Khalid Ibrahim's claim of enjoying majority confidence than to directly support Dr Wan as the PKR candidate to be MB.

PAS had earlier claimed that their insistence on forwarding Azmin Ali's name as an alternative choice for MB was from HRH's intimation (usual but lamentable 'name-dropping' by an Islamic Party - sheesh), but which now has collapsed like a house of cards into a mere 'misunderstanding'.

wonder what's the equivalent of 'other' religions?

Nonetheless, these are undeniably very overt PAS non-support of Dr Wan, which could have been out of its misogyny or Pak Haji Hadi's anti-Anwarism, or both. Mind, I personally don't support Dr Wan's candidature as well, but for different and very secular reasons, wakakaka.

In its belakang pusing from a Pakatan consensus, though only on the issue of Stat Dec evidence of support for Dr Wan (but effective non support for her), it can provide enough grounds for HRH to dissolve the state assembly - the 'grounds' being that in kaytee's visualized words: okay-lah Khalid is out but Dr Wan cannot be in because she lacks majority support, and you mongrels (again kaytee's Ozzi-nized word, not HRH's, wakakaka) can go back to the voters to give you a fresh mandate.

HRH doesn't look happy

If that happens, as Dr Bari said, there's f**k all Pakatan can do, all thanks to PAS.

But will submitting Azmin Ali's name as an alternative choice for MB avoid the dissolution of the DUN?

Dr Bari does not support that, stating (as reported by TMI) Submitting two names for Selangor MB post allows palace interference:

"PAS has also made it clear that it will not nominate a candidate for the menteri besar position, so why has Azmin's name entered the mix? In my opinion, the Sultan of Selangor has[will then have] a reason to interfere in the state's politics because PAS has opened the door for him."

* re parenthesised text above, kaytee has taken the liberty of editing-clarifying what the TMI journalist meant

"All the Sultan of Selangor needs to do is to hand over the appointment letter. It is as simple as that. With the appointment letter, the state government will be able to resume its duties and carry out its responsibilities normally."

I agree. Back in 2008 in Perak, immediately after Pakatan won majority control of the state assembly, and the nomination of a Pakatan state MB was being deliberated, I chastised Lim Kit Siang for surrendering to the then-Regent a list of three names, instead of only one.

On 15 March 2008, I posted Lim Kit Siang opened Royal Pandora Box? in which I had written (extracts):

Alas, the parties have finally acquiesced to royal demands, with many of them forgetting that in a political democracy it's the political party which commands the majority in the State Assembly (outright or through a coalition, formal or otherwise) who picks the CM or MB, or at the federal level, the PM, to be approved by the constitutional ruler, only as a formal procedural step. [...]

Yes, the ruler cannot reject the candidate forwarded for his approval, save where, as mentioned above, there is perceivable concerns the candidate has a dodgy record or perhaps is infirmed, etc which may affect the proposed candidate’s ability to head the State government.

I then discussed both the Perlis' and Terengganu's fiascos in its respective MB-nomination. I concluded that post by blaming Lim Kit Siang (wakakaka), though being a nice bloke, wakakaka, I did attempt to explain why he did so:

Much as I respect, admire and have supported Lim Kit Siang, I believe he has been the one who opened the royal Pandora box when he abdicated the political rights of the DAP-PKR-PAS in deciding who should be the MB for Perak to the Sultan of Perak (as represented by his son the Regent).

Uncle Lim was of course attempting to minimise adverse DAP grassroot reactions to his party agreeing to a PAS MB when the DAP has the most number of seats in the coalition. So, he staged a public sandiwara (theatrics) of being against a PAS man becoming the MB of a State while pushing the decision making to the ruler.

He must have thought it would be brilliant tactics to abdicate the (publicly) difficult decision of accepting a PAS man as MB of Perak to the Perak royalty, but he didn't realize it would be bad strategy to surrender political rights to a constitutional monarchy, who through such small gains will shift gradually from a constitutional status to an increasing absolute authority.

The sadder irony of it all, and the most gross injustice to Uncle Lim, is he has been portrayed as a racist by some anti-DAP bloggers (and I am not just talking about the BN) as well as some Malaysiakini journalists and columnists, even though the issue has never been about race but rather, the PAS avowed political intention to make Malaysia into an Islamic State governed by Islamic syariah laws.

But as for most things in Malaysia, why let facts stand in the way of a good emotional (and sinisterly contrived) bashing of the DAP, specifically at the very figure of Lim Kit Siang!

But this time, should HRH dissolve the Selangor state assembly, we can't blame Lim Kit Siang again, but rather PAS. Amin!

Boss, why you no like me?

Aisehman, you could have been my Boss but
you chose to join the dark side of the Force!


And TMI has today reported As Selangor MB impasse continues, PKR prepares for snap polls which will marvellously give the Pakatan so-called partners another chance to stab each other in the back again as they jostle for seats a la Kota Damansara and Sungei Aceh, wakakaka.

Oh, here's a possible sting at the end of my post as per the tail of a scorpion!

What if HRH says (as per kaytee's crazy imagination): since there is no majority support for Dr Wan I have decided that Khalid Ibrahim will continue on as the MB until the end of his elected term as I assess he will do a good job for my state. He may select his 10 exco members only from Pakatan.

Now, wouldn't that be a truly Black Monday for Pakatan? Wakakaka.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Letter to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad

Salam Tun yang sangat dikasihi,

How are you and Toh Puan? And how is business at your bakery?

Okay, with the salutations and pleasantries over, please allow me to engage Tun in something I have long been yearning to propose to you, wakakaka.

Oh, by the way, please excuse kaytee's mild version of melatah-ing - call it Latah Lite if you wish, wakakaka again - sorry, you know how it is for people who melatah ;-).

I'm sure you will agree with me that we Malaysians* like to refer to important events by their dates in a 3-digit format, as I have written in my other blog KTemoc Kongsamkok several years ago in a post titled Secret Society of Handsome Chinese Cryptographers.

* yes, I know I know, you mentioned a couple of days ago that there will never be a true Malaysian. By the way Tun, have you read my post Should Chinese Malaysians adopt indigenous surnames?

Oh, and sorry about the title of the post Secret Society of Handsome Chinese Cryptographers especially the 'handsome' part as I know how much it irritates you to hear about Chinese implied indirectly and also incorrectly as being better looking than Malays. In fact, I have often heard from Chinese female friends how handsome, or in modern language what a hot looking stud, you are. And though I know you don't like (probably detest) Khairy Jamaluddin, he too has been described as another fine specimen of Malay manhood, in Chinese parlance, a leng chai.

But no doubt the word 'society of Chinese whatever' might have alarmed you, especially as I recall my uncle (one of your admirers) telling me that you once explained the necessity of Ops Lalang as (words to the effect) 'Chinese history has shown that it bodes no good when Chinese parties gather together at a temple to protest against the government'.

Needless to say, I was and still am amazed by your knowledge of Chinese history regarding the razing of Shaolin temple by the Manchus.

Yes, we all recall that on 11 October 1987, MCA, Gerakan, SUPP, DAP and other Chinese-based parties congregated together with Dong Jiao Zong at the Shaolin (sorry, wakakaka) Hainanese Association Building, beside the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, to protest against what they saw as the nasty policy of then-Education Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

It was a remarkable first and undoubtedly last for Chinese Malaysian Unity, wakakaka. Your Ops Lalang was certainly worthy of the brilliant Manchu attack on Shaolin Temple, and to your further credit you did it without burning any holy site.

But let us move on from Ops Lalang since both you and your once-protege, wakakaka, had already accepted responsibilities for your respective parts in the whole sorry affair.

Now, what do I mean by Malaysians like to refer to important events by their dates in a 3-digit format?

Virtually every adult in Malaysia knows or has heard of 513, the tragic day on 13 May 1969 when racial riots broke out in Selangor after the May 1969 general elections which saw Perikatan (headed by UMNO) lost its two-thirds majority in Parliament and also its hold on Selangor threatened.

Yes Tun, 513, a sad day for our nation but even sadder, still very much nourished, embellished and frequently referred to by, alas, your political party!

I don't propose to revisit that sad event as we have gone through it more often than any other Malaysian event, including even a fabricated fictionalized version in the film Tanda Putera, which was reviewed by the Malay Mail Online as a film that takes liberty with truth.

Then we have the infamous 916, wakakaka, which mention I am sure will warm the cockles of your heart - no no Tun, there is really no need to thank me.

But that many had even believed in the democratic correctness of 916 has been a sad reflection on the standard of mathematics taught in our Malaysian schools, where those people somehow reckoned that 82 > 140 (that is, 82 is greater than 140), wakakaka.

The American term for those incomprehensible believers and supporters of 916 is, I believe, 'mathematically challenged', a description which may also be applied today to someone in Selangor who in his own mind may contrive conclude that a coalition which holds 43 seats in a 56 seat state assembly would present for the state an unstable political deadlock which merits the dissolution of the DUN with fresh elections necessary.

But let us leave discussions of that issue for the future and move on to what I wish to propose to you.

It is about 929 and 617.

Didn't I mention that we Malaysians love such 3-digit codes - again  yes, I know I know, you mentioned a couple of days ago that there will never be a true Malaysian, but grant me a wee leeway in my, this post please, wakakaka.

As you mentioned on 14 February this year (2014) when you bravely accepted responsibility for Ops Lalang:

"Well, if I made a mistake, I made a mistake. I am an old man. I am 89 years old, so I am prone to forgetting."

"Even if the decision was made by someone else, it was in the Cabinet. I accept responsibility. We did what was needed to ensure peace and stability in Malaysia."

... yes, you are indeed already a most respected 89 years old so I hope you won't be annoyed if I respectfully remind you what 929 and 617 had been.

On 29 September 2001 (thus 929) you declared that 'Malaysia is an Islamic state' at the Gerakan national assembly on September 29 last year.

You were supported most ardently by both MCA and Gerakan leaders, who ironically (or with the advantage of hindsight, hypocritically) were at that time attacking/accusing the DAP for working 'hand-in-glove’ with PAS to establish an Islamic State, and who wakakaka had been asserting publicly that Malaysia was a secular and not an Islamic State.

But immediately after your 929 Declaration, your Chinese partners in BN, namely MCA and Gerakan leaders, gave their full and unequivocal support that compelled a blistering post by Lim Kit Siang against MCA and Gerakan volte-face, as follows (extract only):

"Malaysia had always been an Islamic state from day one of our nationhood 44 years ago as if the founding fathers and early leaders of MCA like Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Tan Siew Sin, Tun S.H. Lee, Too Joon Hing or even the early UMNO leaders like Onn Jaffar, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and  Tun Hussein Onn would have agreed to multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia becoming an Islamic State".

Lim Kit Siang also reminded us, no doubt totally flabbergasted by the MCA-Gerakan cari makan belakang pusing (wakakaka), that "For eight month after September 29 last year (2001),  MCA and Gerakan leaders were trumpeting that Malaysia is a moderate Islamic state", wakakaka, somehow showing they had been either devout Islamists or devout tok ampu's, wakakaka.

Then less than a year later, on 17 June 2002, you declared that Malaysia was not just an Islamic State and, with words to the effect (with a wee dram of my blogger's licence, wakakaka), to hell with the term moderate Islamic state (which of course pulled the rug from beneath MCA and Gerakan's feet) but that Malaysia was a fundamentalist Islamic State.

This declaration came to be known as 617, a declaration that your MCA and Gerakan tok ampu's were the first to endorse, despite your declaration moving Malaysia from being a moderate Islamic State to a fundamentalist versionAlamak and aiyoyo Tun, what motivation could be greater than the tok ampu's cari makan belakang pusing-an, wakakaka.

I would like, with Tun's indulgence, to quote from Lim Kit Siang's post in which he wrote:

Bapa Malaysia and the nation’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman confirmed this and declared in the Legislative Council in 1958:

“I would like to make it clear that this country is not an Islamic State as it is generally understood; we merely provide that Islam shall be the official religion of the State.”

The position of the constitutional cornerstone that Malaysia is a secular and not a Islamic state was further reinforced in the negotiations for the formation of Malaysia in 1963, as Sabahans and Sarawakians were assured that Article 3 of the Constitution "does not imply that Malaysia is not a secular state." (Cobbold Commission Report).

The fundamental constitutional principle that Malaysia is a secular nation has been upheld by the highest court in the land in Che Omar bin Che Soh vs Public Prosecutor (1988).

Delivering the judgment of a five-man Federal Court panel, the then Lord President Tun Salleh Abas held that the Constitution and the legal system are “secular” and held that the meaning of the expression “Islam” or “Islamic religion” in Article 3 “means only such acts as relate to rituals and ceremonies”.

He said that “There can be no doubt that Islam is not just a mere collection of dogmas and rituals but it is a complete way of life covering all fields of human activities, may they be private or public, legal, political, economic, social, cultural, moral or judicial” but rejected the contention that the terms “Islam” or “Islamic religion” in Article 3 is “an all-embracing concept, as is normally understood, which consists not only the ritualistic aspect but also a comprehensive system of life, including its jurisprudence and moral standard” as this was not the meaning intended by the framers of the Constitution.

Salleh Abas’ judgment that Malaysia was a secular nation was in keeping with the interpretation of his predecessor, the late Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim who in 1962 defined the scope of Islam in the constitution as being primarily for ceremonial purposes, such as the permission for prayers to be offered in the Islamic way on official public occasions such as the installation of the Yang di Pertuan Agong, his birthday, Merdeka Day and other occasions.

Of course we knew why you proclaimed your fundamentalist Islamic state in the 929 and 617 Declarations, though then, you weren't able to see the Pandora Box you had opened with those declarations, particularly for your own UMNO ulama.

But look Tun, you have already won your battle with PAS and done you part even commendably unto accepting responsibilities for Ops Lalang. Why not take it from there and make another declaration, namely that you were mistaken about your politico-medical (wakakaka) 'interpretations' of our Constitution, and that we should adhere to the legal judgements on Malaysia as a secular state, as provided in the above-mentioned Cobbold Report and the rulings of Tun Mohamed Suffian Hashim and Tun Salleh Abas.

Pass on the baton of arguing over the Islamic State issue to your current and erstwhile proteges, wakakaka, and let them fight it out. At least it may possibly provide some amusement for you.

Incidentally, do you know that Tunku Abdul Aziz, a patrician I was formerly rather fond of (and still am to a certain extent despite his grievances with DAP) has also asserted our nation to be a secular state while he was lashing out at the Islamic Party's abandonment of Khalid Ibrahim. In an angry and disgusted rail against PAS he said:

Let me remind my co-religionists and all Malaysians that what they are seeing is not the teachings of the Quran: It is the work of people who have long abused their religion to promote their political ambitions and are prepared to traffic with any party of whatever political bent.I have never made a secret of my abhorrence and distaste for their brand of politics, with its evil concoction of pseudo-religious orthodoxy grounded in undisguised worldly opportunism. Surely, it can have no place in secular Malaysia.

Note my underlining and bolding of the relevant sentence above.

Continuing with Tunku Aziz's statement:

When I saw on television Mohamad Sabu reading the unholy announcement abandoning Khalid to the jackals, it dawned on me that perhaps this was God’s mysterious intervention to expose the truth about the party and its leaders. If this latest act of duplicity does not teach us anything about Pas’ politics of adventurism, then we will be putting the future of our nation at considerable risk.

Coincidentally, Raja Petra Kamaruddin had in his Malaysia-Today just written a rather amusing (or if you like,sarcastic) article about things happening being always acts of Allah swt, as in his post BLAME ALLAH FOR THE SELANGOR MB CRISIS in which he commented wryly on Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad's claim that 'Allah made the two PAS state assemblymen defy their own party by joining the 28 DAP and PKR representatives in pledging support for Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail because Allah wanted to save Selangor'.

Much as Tunku Aziz might have shown his disgust at PAS, he is undoubtedly a co-believer like Dr Dzulkefly in the all-powerful but mysterious interventions of Allah swt, a belief very much shared as well by devout Christians who would explain away, for example, the tragic disastrous aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami in which nearly half a million innocent God-fearing Indonesians perished, as God's mysterious ways. Amen.

Continuing with Tunku Aziz's statement:

For the sake of a united Malaysia, we cannot allow a religion-based political party that is causing unnecessary fear and apprehension among Malaysians to preach its sermon of hate and darkness. The party has to decide what it wants to be, a political organisation or a Muslim missionary society because it cannot be both.

It now operates under false pretences, and with its shrill campaign for a Muslim state, it is splitting the nation down the middle, a situation to be avoided at all costs as we strive to find our true destiny and identity as a nation.

We must not let Pas or anyone frustrate that national goal. Let all men and women of goodwill beware.

Well Tun, there you have it. Instead of blasting or tormenting poor Ah Jib Gor (does his Chinese nick, wakakaka, bother you?), why don't you stun Malaysia and the World again by declaring that your 929 and 617 Declarations were not legal but political constructs, designed to outflank PAS as advocated today by your fellow Kedahan, YM Tunku Abdul Aziz.

Yes, please do so and watch the fun begin as undoubtedly Najib and Anwar will amuse and entertain us as they tap-dance around the hot potato which you have baked for them, wakakaka.

I am,
Your obedient servant,

Kaytee Moc

P/S: Tun do you by any chance gift people with discount vouchers for purchase at The Loaf? Hint hint. Terimakasih Tun in anticipation.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bloody God-less Chinese Communists

Today RPK posted a new piece titled BLAME ALLAH FOR THE SELANGOR MB CRISIS in response to Dr Dzulkefly's comment about the two PAS ADUN who broke ranks with PAS to support Dr Wan even before the PAS council meeting had taken place on Sunday 17 August. He wrote, undoubtedly in sarcastic mode:

PAS leader Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that Allah made the two PAS state assemblymen defy their own party by joining the 28 DAP and PKR representatives in pledging support for Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail because Allah wanted to save Selangor.

That is actually a most interesting prognosis and I must confess I did not see it that way. I suppose I have forgotten my religious class lessons where we learned that nothing happens, either good or bad, unless Allah wills it.

I am glad that Dr Dzul reminded us because I have to admit that since I have been staying here in the UK these last five years I have been missing those religious sermons that I used to attend quite frequently when I was back in Malaysia.

I remember now Tok Guru Abdul Rahman Petani telling me that we can only plan but Allah decides. Hence we have to accept whatever happens, both good and bad. And that is why Muslims are forbidden from wailing during funerals because death is Allah’s will.

You can read the rest of his post yourself, but here in my post I wish to extract a few (unedited) comments from RPK's post as well as my morning-nothing-to-do-in-office-lah responses, wakakaka. Here goes:

(1) by OzRi UzNa:

Majority of Chinese people do not believe that God exists and even Adam and Eve though they believe does not exist at all... Majority of Chinese are all RACISTS, which they do deep down prefer their own RACE to succeed even at cost of another RACE.. And they are selfish,racist, greedy and spiteful people. I believe this comes about as they have a sense of entitlement, that they are better than other people but they have no responsibility towards other ,people in their own communities or abroad. Children are taught not to care about others strangers especially someone from a different races and so on.

My responses (in 2 parts, the latter on realizing an oversight in the former, wakakaka):

poster above made for kaytee, wakakaka

(i) OsRi UzNa, it may well be that some or even many Chinese Malaysians are racists but to assert they don't believe God exists is based on nothing more than your ignorance, sheer utter ignorance. Most Chinese believe in God (Christians, Muslims and Bahais) or gods (the non-Christians, non-Muslims and non-Bahais).

Few would be those Chinese Malaysians who are atheists, very few indeed - incidentally I'm am one, wakakaka. Even most of Chinese Buddhists have conflated their religion with Chinese folk religions and so believe in God known as Thean Gong (God of Heaven, sometimes the Jade Emperor).

As for another of your ignorant assertions, namely "Majority of Chinese are all RACISTS, which they do deep down prefer their own RACE to succeed even at cost of another RACE", I have no issue with the former, that most Chinese are racists (in fact, most Malaysians are racist, including and especially Indians and Malays), but I disagree with your ill-informed and very ignorant belief that "they ..... prefer their own RACE to succeed even at cost of another RACE". The truth is no one is more dangerous and harmful to a Chinese Malaysian than another Chinese Malaysian, wakakaka, because I suspect those involved in such disgraceful backstabbing would be those fighting for crumbs, the 0.23Malaysian crumbs, wakakaka.

(ii) Oh OsRi UzNa, sorry I missed out Adam and Eve in my comment above. Adam and Eve only exist in the Abrahamic religions and not in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other non-Abrahamic religions - in fact, in the Abrahamic religions especially Judaism there was a third person, namely Lilith who was Adam's first wife - you should be ashamed for leaving her out of your mention.

BTW, I have always believed that God made a mistake in making Adam and Eve Hebrews, leading us since to suffer forever from the fallout of their original sin. Had God made Adam and Eve Chinese (even racist ones, wakakaka0 then we would have been spared that 'original sin', for they would have ignored the apple (or fig) and ate the snake instead, wakakaka. No snake, no Iblis (Satan) thus no sin, wakakaka.

And to be fair to OsRi UsNa he replied:

Kaytee Moc Confucius is deeply influential on the majority people of Chinese more than Buddhism, Taiosm and also an Atheists who doesn't believe in existence of God including Adam and Eve. I know about existence of Lilith a female demon. Lilith as Adam's first wife is a medieval Jewish folklore in other words myth. Bear in your mind Supreme being, He makes no mistakes! You wrote: "The truth is no one is more dangerous and harmful to a Chinese Malaysian than another Chinese Malaysian,.." It's TRUE except national unity of the Chinese (Nationalism).

... which encouraged me to reply:

OsRi UzNa Indeed Confucius has a deep influence on Chinese attitude, in the Sage's teaching and reasoning for 'order' in society where the King, Elders and seniors in royalty, society and family must be respected and not only that, shown to be respected whence then there will be order and harmony. Also, Confucianism has been about cultivating, practicing and promoting the 8 virtues of benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, fidelity, loyalty, filial piety and service to elders.

On this score, Chinese Confucians would be the most devout monarchists, which has been why China has an unbroken line of dynasties including the current communist dynasty, wakakaka. 

But more importantly Confucianism, unlike the very tribal Abrahamic religions, does NOT interfere with an individual's religious belief, which was/is why among the Chinese, Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and folk religions exist side by side for several thousands of years. Only in Christianity and Islam in China were their followers taught to be intolerant of other religions.

What Chinese nationalism would you be talking about when even China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore can't even agree among themselves, let alone Chinese Malaysians.

(2) by Rama Chandran Muniand:

The Chinese have a master plan to takeover Putrajaya. But the Malays are not bothered to be used like Anwar and Mat Sabu! This is seen clearly, they rather listen happily Chinese and a few idiotic Indians shouting and condemning the Malay Royalties! They are. Power crazy ! Parties like DAP have a alterior motives! One puppet Malay will be a PM and a Chinese either LGE or LKS will be Deputy PM with an important portfolio to screw up the country! The puppet Malay will be Anwar or Wan Azizah ! Tun Mahathir said these so call Malay opposition parties are selling the Malay Rights! That's 100% true!

My response:

Damn it, those Chinese are taking too long (57 years) to dominate Malaysia, wakakaka. Pathetic lah. By the time they ever succeed, all of us (Mahathir, Anwar, Najib, Lim KS/GE, Khalid Ibrahim, Tok Haji Hadi Awang, and even young Khairy, Mukhriz, Dyana Sofya, and Mahathir's grandchildren) will be long gone.

(3) Kamarulzaman Kamaruddin wrote:

Chinese conspiring to remove Sultan? If these are true... mmmm..... do not know what to say.

I'm sure I responded but couldn't find it again in RPK's post. Never mind, if my recall is good, this was (as near as I remember) what I had written:

In Tunku's and Razak's days, all Chinese Malaysians were communists or potential communists or communist sympathizers. There was one behind every bunga raya bush.

Malaysia's My Lai - Batang Kali

Scots Guards massacred 24 innocent unarmed Chinese
and burned their village

Today, with communism all but extinct except in Cuba, all Chinese Malaysians are anti-royalty republicans or potential anti-royalty republicans or anti-royalty republican sympathizers. There is one behind every durian tree, wakakaka.

It's quite a revelation of what socio-emotional feelings some Malaysians have.