Sunday, October 11, 2015

Najib and MCA in a lose-lose game

MM Online - You want more? Make the Chinese back BN, Najib tells MCA

Wah si ler kai Ah Hnea 

On the surface of it, Najib's call seems more than fair, as he's implying that he has already 'given' to MCA (minister posts, assurance of Chinese vernacular education under his premiership, etc) and there will be more if they can play their political role successfully, namely, to rally the Chinese Malaysian voters back to the BN corner.

BUT and a bloody BIG 'but', the reality of Malaysian politics, as played by a besieged UMNO or more correctly some of its leaders, makes Najib's condition a lose-lose situation for both MCA and BN.

We see time and time again how besieged UMNO leaders, when confronted by threats to their political survival whether inter or intra-party, would fall back on their nasty formula of the jingoistic bangsa, agama dan raja (but seldom ever negara).

Today Najib under serious threats from within UMNO, specifically by Mahathir and his faction and supporters, has played the bangsa card to rally the party faithful and the Malay Heartland to his banner. 'Yesterday' (ie. 2001 and 2002) Mahathir set the ugly example by making what Lim Kit Siang termed as the 929 and 617 Declarations.

On 29 September 2001 Mahathir declared Malaysia as an Islamic State, obviously to outflank PAS in the wake of a near disaster for him and his BN in the 1999 general elections when Chinese Malaysian voters came to his rescue and saved his political skin, and a year after, on 17 June 2002, he upped the agama ante (presumably in readiness for the 2004 general elections) by declaring that Malaysia is not just a moderate Islamic State but a fundamentalist Islamic State.

Then there was another UMNO leader, wakakaka, who resorted to the same bangsa cards with his alleged "Cina balik Tiongsan" during his UMNO-days' campaign in the Heartland and his threat to stop the bells in an Indian temple from ringing.

Now, don't think I am always bashing only him, wakakaka, because our dear Ku Li had been the same - for more, read my 2008 post titled
Tengku Razaleigh signals his claim for UMNO No 1.

And then there was even former deputy chairperson of PKR (same DNA as UMNO), Dr Syed Husin, one time socialist and my once-hero who finally became a zero in my eyes - for more, read my 2011 post titled Dr Syed Husin, the Socialist who lost his way.

That's UMNO leaders' (and their splinter groups') modus operandi when their political a$$e$ were being singed by fire or when they wanted to singe someone (intra or inter-party) else's a$$, wakakaka.

As Samuel Johnson said on 07 April 1775, "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel", and which would definitely include so-called patriotism to bangsa, agama dan raja. And didn't we witness very recently how an UMNO man specially Pak Kadir Jasin whom we know as one of Mahathir's mouthpieces, stated that Najib would be committing lèse-majesté if he didn't heed the Rulers' call to solve the 1MDB affair a.s.a.p including taking appropriate legal actions.

Malaysiakini had then reported:

HRH Sultan Selangor chairing the Rulers' Conference

'someone' could have been sitting beside HRH if he is not in SB 'Hilton'

The Conference of Rulers wants the investigation into 1MDB to be completed as soon as possible and action be taken against those who have committed wrongdoings.

Commenting on this development, veteran newsman A Kadir Jasin asked if Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak would adhere to the decree or commit lese majeste.

He also described this as a test for attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed, Bank Negara governor Zeti Akthar Aziz and the Public Accounts Committee.

"Will they be loyal and true to the rulers or be afraid of Najib," questioned the former New Straits Times Group editor-in-chief and close ally of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Wakakaka, and this from an UMNO man whose party gave free rein for its members to commit acts of gross lèse-majesté in 1992. Yessir, on 10 December 1992, Dr Affifuddin Omar, an UMNO man from Padang Terap, no doubt given the imprimatur by his party leaders, asked in Parliament:

"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)?

Just compare that gross insult to Najib's potential buat ta'tahu terhadap tuanku2. And which would be the real lèse-majesté?

Mind you, Affifudin Omar then had the sarung protection of Parliament as well as that of (no doubt behind the scene) the most powerful PM in Malaysian history - ingat, ni tahun 1992, OK? Wakakaka.

Miss Malaysia 1992

today she would have been Jakim-ed kau kau

(photo from

This is not to say that Najib can buat ta'tahu about 1MDB, but the sheer hypocrisy in the bewailing of menjunjung tinggi to the pronouncement of the raja2 and the shameless by-far-too-rich threat of lèse-majesté.

But that's just UMNO putar belit-ing its sinuous slimy sinister way around.

But Najib or rather UMNO since the days of Razak has not been fair to MCA, indeed in more than one way, frequently jerking the carpet right from beneath those Ma-Hwa people and still expecting them to blindly support Tai-Koe even when the UMNO government policies were disadvantageous to Chinese Malaysians.

And that's precisely why Chinese Malaysians, especially the younger generation, find it ridiculous to keep supporting the MCA (or Gerakan).

Okay, Najib might have just whispered sweet-nothings to the MCA assembly on Chinese vernacular education, admittedly a very important issue close to the hearts of Chinese Malaysians, but hasn't that been totally contradictory to his support of the recent 916 Red Shirt rally who called for the abolishment of vernacular education?

Najib (not unlike PKR leaders currently) has his two feet each separately on two different boats which obviously have been moving towards separate direction. His legs are now splayed out kangkang, with him in danger of being ripped asunder starting from his you-know-where.

He played the bangsa game and now wants to show he is Ah Jib Gor, Bung Muhibbah.

Mind you, as an accused-alleged-abused (wakakaka) pro-Najib though sadly unpaid blogger, I could argue he should be excused from the former, the bangsa game, with the blame for that placed solely on Mahathir, who we can easily argue forced Ah Jib Gor into a corner, to wit, his Samuel Johnson's 'last refuge', and at the same time of course making Najib a Samuel Johnson's 'scoundrel', wakakaka.

But alas, much as Malaysian or rather UMNO politics would be such, while that bangsa resort might been an excuse for Najib the UMNO man, it's not an acceptable tactic for Najib the PM.

So Ah Jib Gor, beware, with your two feet separately on two different boats sailing away in separate direction, you'll end up not only with a bloody sore behind but also right in the raging stormy sea, wakakaka.

And coming back to MCA, the party like its shadow-mate or half-brother, Gerakan, the Ma-Hwa people had been willing captives to UMNO's 'sins', or more appropriately, the 'sins' of Mahathir vis-a-vis, for example, his 929 and 617 Declarations.

Lim Kit Siang had then written:

Before his “929 Declaration” that Malaysia is an Islamic state at the Gerakan national assembly on September 29 last year, MCA and Gerakan leaders had been attacking the DAP for working “hand-in-glove’ with PAS to establish an Islamic State, proclaiming at the top of their voices that Malaysia is a secular and not an Islamic State.

But immediately after Mahathir’s “929 Declaration” that Malaysia is an Islamic state, the MCA and Gerakan leaders were the first to give their full and unequivocal support that 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.

For eight month after September 29 last year, MCA and Gerakan leaders were trumpeting that Malaysia is a moderate Islamic state – in fact, Gerakan President, Datuk Dr. Lim Keng Yaik made such a statement only on Sunday.

But after Mahathir’s announcement on Monday that Malaysia is not a moderate Islamic state but a Islamic fundamentalist state, Keng Yaik and his counterpart, the MCA President, Datuk Dr. Ling Liong Sik would be the first to endorse Mahathir’s escalation of his stand from his “929 Declaration” that Malaysia is an Islamic State to his “617 announcement” in Parliament on June 17 that Malaysia is not a moderate Islamic State but fundamentalist Islamic State.

[Helloooo, Uncle Lim, didn't you just acknowledge admiration for Ling Liong Sik, and that you had earlier wanted Mahathir to chair a RCI to investigate Najib and his 1MDB? Wakakaka]

When did the Cabinet make this radical policy shift to declare Malaysia as a fundamentalist Islamic State, going against the 1957 Merdeka Constitution, the “social contract” of the major communities and the 1963 Malaysia Agreement that Malaysia is a democratic, secular and multi-religious nation with Islam as the official religion but not an Islamic State?

It is both sad and most shocking that the Prime Minister and all the Cabinet Ministers are not setting the good example of respecting and upholding the historical, political, legal and constitutional principles of the Malaysian nation by unilaterally, arbitrarily and unconstitutionally declaring Malaysia as an Islamic fundamentalist state.

Thus I had condemned, and still do, both MCA and Gerakan as 'willing captives' to UMNO or Mahathir's draconian deformasi dictates.

Today, in a politically moribund MCA, its Youth wing, realizing its status as an endangered specie, wants to show their 'constituencies' or what few are left of them, that MCA is still relevant as representatives of Chinese Malaysians, as demonstrated by a Johor branch (Pasir Gudang) severing relationship with PM Najib and another (unusually for a meek mousey MCA) calling for Najib to provide information and clarifications on 1MDB.

Would these radical (for MCA) gestures be a sad case of 'too little too late'?

And we need to bear in mind too these MCA Youths are in the same peer group as the Chinese Malaysian youths whom Singapore Ambassador-at-large Balihari Kausikan had criticized as being politically delusional, wakakaka.

As I had written in an earlier post Secret about Chinese Malaysians the Chinese priorities would be something along this line:

  • procreate (sons) to perpetuate the family line. Confucius said that a man's greatest sin was in not doing so. I admit and am glad that today's Chinese don't care so much about the gender of their children (girls today are just as great as sons) as much as their children's health, intelligent and well-being, the last of which includes education
  • the concept of 3 daily 'bowls of rice', even if this has to be achieved by selling pirate DVDs
  • as mentioned in dot-point (1) above, their children's education especially for those not so well off, to enable their children to bloom like lotus, which rises up from the muddy dirty water (poverty) and bloom in glorious splendour through education, qualification and a career.

With today's Chinese Malaysian youths, perhaps I need to add in one extra priority, to wit, 'respect by the UMNO-BN government as a Malaysian, equal to other Malaysians' which it would seem is to include an appropriate quantum of political power.

Najib and his MCA cohorts have until GE-14 to work that out. Good luck, you need it!

Friday, October 09, 2015

Tony Pua's 'prick', Singapore diplomat's 'sole concern'

In the MM Online we read of DAP's Tony Pua saying Singapore is Southeast Asia’s ‘mercenary prick’ and which has been why the Island Nation has no friend.

Bilahari Kausikan

Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore. Prior to this he was the Permanent Secretary of MFA from 2010 to 2013, and Second Permanent Secretary from 2001. He has also held various positions in the Ministry and abroad, including Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) and the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Meritorious Service Medal) by the government of Singapore.

Awarded the “Order of Bernardo O’Higgins” with the rank of “Gran Cruz” by the President of the Republic of Chile and the Oman Civil Merit Order by the Sultan of Oman.

Writes widely for the international media such as The American Interest and The Straits Times.

If not anything, at least Pua's most undiplomatic and quite abusive remarks prove that the DAP in Malaysia is not affiliated to its alleged Singapore Tai-Koe, the PAP, wakakaka.

Before I come to the words of Singaporean diplomat-at-large Bilahari Kausikan, who described Bersih 4.0 participants as 'delusional', bearing in mind he was referring to young Chinese Malaysians, who were the majority at the 2-day street rally (and I hope there was no Chinese participant from the PRC, Taiwan, HK, Macau, and elsewhere especially Sing, wakakaka), I want to share something I heard from my seniors.

The current 'mercenary prick' (wakakaka) story has a resemblance to what happened in the apartheid days of white supremacist South Africa, at a time when that racist pariah nation was suffering from political and economic-trade sanctions, an earlier form of BDS or 'boycott, divestment & sanction', a campaign which is applied today to Israel though less successfully than the one against apartheid South Africa because like it or not, many Western-Christian nations like Australia, United States and many European countries shy away from anything that's against Israel, even unto closing one eye to most of the Jewish State's vile brutal atrocities of war-crime proportions against the Palestinians and Lebanese.

they liked red as well, wakakaka 

Amidst the sanction against the Afrikaner nation, there came along the Japs, then the super-salesman of the world. Ohayo gozaimasu, 'twas said those Japs did not hesitate to trade with South Africa which obviously was in dire need of trading and economic relationship with anyone, so those Afrikaan white supremacists got around their own racist state policy vis-a-vis their Asian trading partner by making Japs (but not Chinese or Koreans or Mongolians) 'honorary whites', wakakaka.

Apparently (I've to admit I am not so clear on this one), white-ruled Southern Rhodesia (now black-ruled Zimbabwe, wakakaka), which became the 2nd Commonwealth nation in two hundred (200) years after the USA to unilaterally declare independence (UDI) from Mother Britain, so as to avoid Britain's policy of NIBMAR or 'no independence before majority rule' (which in Africa effectively meant black-rule), did the same hypocritical putar belit on its state's racist discriminatory policy.

Back to apartheid South Africa, there were two ironies to the Afrikaans' innovative (wakakaka) 'honorary whites' categorization, namely, (a) the Japs were, especially during and before WWIII, themselves racial supremacists who considered themselves as descendants of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and would have probably deemed those Afrikaans as Conan-like 'barbarians' (wakakaka) from the Great Unwashed of the Dark Continent, and (b) in terms of skin complexion, the Japs (and indeed most Koreans and northern Chinese, though not the chocolate brown Chinese Malaysians and Sings, wakakaka) were far far more fair and thus more 'white' than those ruddy red-brown-dark Afrikaans.


Anyway, more than a few Asians were pissed off with those 'honorary white' Japs for breaking ranks and sneeringly described them as 'economic animals' with an abusive accent on the critter word. If that had happened under today's circumstances, some Malaysians would have described them as 'economic Japigs', wakakaka.

Thus I suspect Pua's 'mercenary prick' would be the updated or modern version of 'economic animals', meaning people who would do, say, conduct anything or behave in any way just for money, gains and profits even unto rubbing shoulders with the uncivilised 'gaijin', and perhaps could be argued as a most apt description for a society reputed notoriously as very kiasu, wakakaka.

But let's now come to Bilahari's remarks which was reported by the MM Online as follows:

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese youth are “delusional” if they believe that Malay dominance in politics can be replaced by a change in the system, Singapore’s ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan has said.

Instead, the top Singaporean diplomat said this dominance will be defended by any means, including a possible political alliance between Malay nationalist ruling party Umno and opposition Islamist party PAS.

“It is my impression that many young Malaysian Chinese have forgotten the lessons of May 13, 1969. They naively believe that the system built around the principle of Malay dominance can be changed.

“That may be why they abandoned MCA for the DAP. They are delusional. Malay dominance will be defended by any means,” Bilahari wrote in an opinion piece published in The Straits Times (ST) today.

Amid the current political upheaval in Malaysia, Bilahari cautioned that any new system that emerges will not only still have Malay dominance at its centre, but its enforcement will be even more rigorous with less space for the non-Muslims.

Personally I assess Bilahari's remarks as having fair substance, that the Malays in Malaysia, irrespective of what their political affiliations may be, aren't quite ready yet to accept a Malaysian government which is not dominated and controlled by Malays.

Thus UMNO, PAS, PKR (let's not pretend PKR is not a Malay party) and Amanah all share the same racial ideology in terms of political control and dominance of our country. And that has been why the clarion call for 'Malay Unity' has been so appealing and in more than one case, particularly vis-a-vis the ongoing UMNO-PAS wooing and cooing behind the public eye, quite successful.

Indeed PAS' so-called reverence for Islamic values, which in reality include supra-nationalistic values (that which is above race, colour and creed), comes only in second place to its invincible Malay nationalism.

Now, we may be tempted to call those PAS ulama hypocrites to their Islamic values, but then, you can't blame them when they have been indoctrinated in their Malay-ness for for more than a thousand years since 683 CE.

That was when Dapunta Hyang Sri Jayanasa took a sacred journey called siddhayatra to apparently acquire blessings (particularly for magic powers), wealth and to conquer foreign lands, a kind of crusade.

Bloke led 20,000 troops and 312 people (presumably his personal staff and advisors?) in boats from (according to one historical theory) the East coast of the Malay peninsula to the adjoining land which we know today as Sumatra. His military exploits absorbed into his newly founded Srivijaya Empire both the conquered Melayu Kingdom, then existing somewhere around Jambi in Sumatra, as well as the conquered Hindu kingdom of Tamuranagara in West Java.

 Candi Gumpung
a Buddhist temple at Muaro Jambi of Melayu Kingdom

Dirgahayu Maharaja! Well, 'maharaja' because he and his subjects were Indianized as well as being Buddhists, where centuries later his kingdom and subjects turned respectively to Hinduism and Islam, but throughout remained Malays, so what more for those poor PAS ulama, wakakaka.

And Bilahari would well be very correct that young Chinese Malaysians who didn't experience the horrors of extreme racial strife as happened on 13 May 1969 have come to naturally believe that their political ardour, dedication and sacrificial efforts can change Malaysian politics into a superior non-racial version without the need to factor for Malay primer inter pares in political power, yes, even in Pakatan.

Thus, in his opinion those young Chinese Malaysians participating in Bersih 4.0 have been 'delusional' on such an impossibility, well, impossible for at least several more decades to come.

Pua has presumably been quite pissed with Bilahari's critical interfering comment and riposted that those 'delusional' young Malaysians have hearts and souls.

But Bilahari came back to say (in his Facebook) that "one of the most common forms of delusion in politics was to mistake hopes and dreams for reality".

Continuing, he said, “I do not begrudge Mr Pua his hopes and dreams and I wish him and indeed all Malaysians of all races well."

“But I fear this particular hope and dream may well lead to disaster; it did in the past and if it happens again Singapore — my sole concern — cannot but be affected. So my hope is that that whatever their dreams, the DAP's policies will be made during their waking hours.”


Bilahari has his point, one which he admitted as his 'sole concern', namely, that if there is unrest in Peninsula Malaysia, and god forbid of the May 13 variety, his Singapore will invariably be adversely affected, indeed in terms of instability, not only in public safety and security but in trade, commerce and economy.

He is basically telling young Chinese Malaysians to chill out.

I could go on and on for both sides of the argument but will end here by just saying Pua, whatever his arguments might have been, has been quite disappointingly childish and undiplomatic in describing Singapore as a 'mercenary prick', no matter how true that might be, wakakaka.

But you know what? I would love to hear Pua say those exact words of a few personalities in PKR who took him on a jolly bullshit ride in Kajang on which we suspect he was a naive but willing captive, wakakaka - that is, if he has the guts!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Season for Daulat's & Dirgahayu's?

TMI - Dr Ling has Kit Siang’s respect for standing up to Najib

Tun Ling, macam mana you ta'kena saperti saya?

My boy, nasihat pakcik, janganlah hambat atau lawan you-tahu-siapa, OK?


DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang has doffed his hat at former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik for standing his ground in calling for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation and daring to face the latter in court.

Lim also urged MCA to stand by their former leader.

"Ling has my grudging respect for standing his ground calling on Najib to resign and his readiness to face Najib in court."

My dear Uncle Lim, Ling did it ONLY because his Tai-Koe told him to, or he wouldn't have cared less, wakakaka.

By the by, Uncle Lim, didn't you write in your post Liong Sik’s allegation reinforces my call for RCI to get to the bottom of the RM12.5 billion “mother of all scandals” just last year the following (extracts):

Ling sounds very self-serving and even hypocritical as he must bear full responsibility for the state of the system of justice in Malaysia today, as he was part of the Mahathir government which precipitated the judicial crisis in 1988 when the then Lord President Tun Salleh Abas and two Supreme Court judges, Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and Datuk George Seah were arbitrarily and unconstitutionally sacked. 
Malaysia has never yet recovered from that judicial crisis 26 years ago. 
Even Tun Abdullah who succeeded Mahathir as Prime Minister had expressed regret and remose [sic] for the 1988 judicial assault by the Barisan Nasional government. 
Had Liong Sik ever expressed regret and remorse for aiding and abetting Mahathir in 1988 and after in undermining the independence, impartiality and professionalism of the judiciary and the system of justice in Malaysia?

Now Ling has your respects. Wakakaka!

Meanwhile the MM Online published Malay rulers demand Putrajaya punish culprits in 1MDB.

Cries of Daulat Tuanku reverberated throughout more than 52% of the nation, wakakaka. And it's indeed 'more than 52% of the nation' because it would have to include those who BTW had excoriated, insulted and humiliated the Tuanku's kau kau in 1992, wakakaka. See my post Sedition! For what purpose?

Okay then, let's Dirgahayu Tun Ling as he now has a fan in his former worst critic, Lim Kit Siang, wakakaka.

Also, we mustn't ignore the need to Dirgahayu Tun Mahathir as well, yes, he of the 929 and 617 Declarations, as screamed by Lim Kit Siang, wakakaka.

And while we are at it, Dirgahayu MACC! Lim Kit Siang supported (and perhaps still supports) you guys but don't wank yourselves prematurely as I haven't yet forgotten Teoh Beng Hock though someone else might have - see my post Forgetting Teoh Beng Hock.

And just speculating or hypothesising, had Benjamin Netanyahu socked it to Najib at the UN, it would have been also Dirgahayu Netanyahu, "O Thee, Thou art one lovely Son of a bi... the Books", wakakaka - see my posts Human shields in Gaza and Today's Neo Nazis.

But damn it, he didn't!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The woman who would be king ... maker?

FMT - Khalid trashes Chin’s criticism of new Pakatan

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s communications director, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, has trashed Bersih leader Maria Chin Abdullah’s claim that the decision to form the coalition was hasty.

Speaking to FMT, Khalid said the coalition was a continuation of the Pakatan Rakyat pact, “just as much as Bersih 4 was a continuation of previous Bersih rallies.”

Asked to respond to questions regarding PAS’ exclusion, Khalid said that while it was entirely up to the Islamist party to join or shun Pakatan Harapan, the new coalition could neither wait for it to make up its mind nor plan for it.

“Pakatan Harapan can’t wait because it is not something new but a continuation of Pakatan Rakyat and the sooner we get together re-endorsing our commitment to form a new government the better,” he said.

A news report yesterday quoted Chin as saying Pakatan Harapan was launched before the three component parties – DAP, PKR and Amanah – had come up with anything concrete to offer Malaysians as an alternative to Barisan Nasional (BN).

As I once penned, Bersih under Maria Chin Abdullah has gone off track from the NGO's objective of clean and fair elections

Let's recollect what Bersih' objectives as laid out in 2011 have been. They are:
  1. Clean up of the electoral roll
  2. Reform of postal ballot
  3. Use of indelible ink
  4. Minimum 21 days of campaign period
  5. Free and fair access to mass media for all parties
  6. Strengthening of public institutions
  7. No corruption
  8. No dirty politics

WTF is Bersih doing today under Maria Chin Abdullah?

Is it Bersih 4.0's charter to depose of an elected PM?

Personally I suspected so when Bersih in the person of Maria Chin Abdullah saw it fit to praise a former RMAF officer as a hero, and for what you may asked, but for violating Armed Forces Council Instructions, yes, VIOLATING military instructions. That's Maria Chin's perception of a hero!

I had then remarked that unless someone wise up this new chairperson of Bersih the organization will soon lose its perspective, and sadly with that, all the investments made by Bersih's former leader, Ambiga Sreenevasan, which had earned Bersih 2.0 much respect and admiration, would be squandered completely by Maria Chin's new Bersih leadership.

The NGO is no longer about clean and fair elections. It has now become a mainstream political organization which seeks to depose of an elected PM. It now has only one honorable recourse - it must register itself as a political party.

Then, as if Bersih 4 had not been enough, Maria Chin Abdullah had subsequently also wanted to lobby MP to vote against Najib

That's fine but at least she should, as I had recommended, register Bersih appropriately as a political party since she has effectively changed the NGO (about clean and fair elections) into that.

Yes, Maria Chin Abdullah must make up her mind, whether to be politically active at the sharp end or to remain head of a neutral NGO which campaigns for fair and clean election.

If she intends to be head of Bersih, meaning the latter, then she should bloody well mind her own business as to whether Pakatan Harapan has been hastily formed or otherwise.

She seems to be either a confused activist which has been why I see Bersih 4.0 as a confused NGO, or as I suspect, she wants to be a political KINGMAKER, one who wants to change PM, one who pontificates pompously on the timing of Pakatan Harapan's political formation as if that's her business, one who ... god only knows what she wants next?

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Secret about Chinese Malaysians

In June this year I penned a post titled One myth about Chinese Malaysians which debunked the bull that Chinese don't fancy joining the Civil Services or Armed Forces because of the low pay. You can read it to gauge my reasonings.

Today Lim Kit Siang debunks another of Mahathir's bull, in an article in Malaysia titled Dr M wrong to say Chinese put communal interests first.

Allow me to whisper to you a Chinese secret or rather a secret about the Chinese - what they put first is their family, not ethnicity.

But then you may ask, what about the nation and patriotism and all that? Well, let me tell you that to me, the cries of patriotism are over-rated and usually hypocritical, especially self claims of patriotism, because as Samuel Johnson once told us "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel".

But if you want to know a Chinese Malaysian patriot, there's the late Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng and several others named in my post Chinese policemen, which narrated the sacrifices and services of Chinese Malaysian policemen and military personnel, several of whom were awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagh Perkasa and Pingat Gagah Berani.

the late Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng

reputed as the man who destroyed the Communist Party of Malaysia

Sadly, as we were informed by the late Tan Sri Yuen, many of these heroes did not survive (executed by the CPM) to return back to public eyes, and their identities remained confidential until as such time the Malaysian government deems it okay to reveal their services-sacrifices to the nation. Given the current acrimonious ethnic situation, it's more likely those Chinese Malaysians will have to remain as unknown heroes.

Yes, their deaths-sacrifices were part of the shadowy world of the Police Special Branch which during the Emergency infiltrated and inserted these men into the very heart of the various communist terrorist groups. I believe two of them are known, SP* Paul Kiong and DSP* Sia Boon Chee, both of whom were awarded the SP by DYMM Agong.

* their ranks while in service

Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa

Malaysian's highest award for gallantry 

In my 2010 post for the Centre for Policy Initiatives titled I wish to remain a M’sian – KTemoc replies Kadir Jasin I wrote:

Did and do my uncles love Malaysia any less because they are of Chinese descent? Have they been regretful of their personal sacrifices because they and their children are lesser citizens than those recent arrivals from neighbouring countries who were once our nation’s enemies?

Well, let's talk about some of their police and military compatriots, people to whom the nation owes incredible debts to such as police superintendent Paul Kiong, police deputy superintendent Sia Boon Chee and Capt. V. Mohana Chandran – recipients of Malaysia’s highest gallantry honour, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) conferred by the Agong

Then there were those awarded the Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB) like the late lieutenants Choo Yoke Boo and Chang Tatt Min of the RMAF who both died in action, and 2nd Lt David Fu Chee Ming of the 4th battalion, Royal Rangers.

When a soldier, sailor or airman is wounded in the service of his country, regardless of his race, religion, culture, education or social origin, the colour of his blood he sheds is red. When he is killed, the colour of his bones is white.

He is proud to be a Malaysian who has served Malaysia, in some cases with the ultimate sacrifice. He did all these without first considering what was his race or religion, or whether he was a pribumi, which was why he unhesitatingly put his blood and body where his heart was –Tanah tumpahnya darahku!

And precisely because of this, while my uncles and their Indian friends in the Armed Forces have been proud and grateful they have inherited their rich legacies of thousands of years of culture and history, they are even more proud to be Malaysians, because they were born here as citizens. Malaysia is their Motherland.

They utilise the best moral lessons of their socio-cultural inheritance to enhance themselves and their children to be even better Malaysians and not as Chinese or Indians suffering from a bad case of hubristic snobbery or territorial intolerance.

 no longer feel the need to brandish their proud ethnic heritage as if these should be like a special pass which entitles them and their heirs to privileges beyond those available to other fellow Malaysians.

If fate had decreed that my uncles were to perish in their battles against the terrorists, as did some of their compatriots, they would have been proud to go into the next world as Malaysians.

Having served their nation, my uncles would not have been unduly worried who or what would stumble across their corpses. For their Maker would know them by their deeds on earth and to their country, and not by the indicators in their identity cards or military dog tags.

Malaysia negaraku, tanah tumpahnya darahku!

In fact if I may be so bold as to say, the Chinese not only invented the Civil Service (as mentioned in my post One myth about Chinese Malaysians) but also understood real patriotism for aeons, and recognizing, honouring and celebrating it as they have done for more than two and a half thousand years in their Dragon Boat pageant on the 5th day of the 5th moon of each Chinese lunar-solar year to honour Qu Yuan.

And from this paean to a Chinese patriot we get the rice dumpling (zongzi in Mandarin, bah-chang in Penang Hokkien) which carries a very special cultural meaning.

But let's leave patriotism aside as this has to be seen in terms of action and real sacrifice, not just by screaming mere words. The Chinese priorities would be something along this line:
  • procreate (sons) to perpetuate the family line. Confucius said that a man's greatest sin was in not doing so. I admit and am glad that today's Chinese don't care so much about the gender of their children (girls today are just as great as sons) as much as their children's health, intelligent and well-being, the last of which includes education
  • the concept of 3 daily 'bowls of rice', even if this has to be achieved by selling pirate DVDs
  • as mentioned in dot-point (1) above, their children's education especially for those not so well off, to enable their children to bloom like lotus, which rises up from the muddy dirty water (poverty) and bloom in glorious splendour through education, qualification and a career.

Sadly, Mahathir has frequently showed his resentment of the Chinese, perhaps because:

(a) in 1969 they voted him out in favour of PAS' Yusof Rawa in Kota Setar Selatan,

(b) they saved his political skin in 1999 which must have embarrassed him kau kau, and

(c) read my 2012 post Wiping out the Malay race? to understand his resentment.

Anyway, I'm glad Lim Kit Siang has finally come back to his senses, wakakaka.


Saturday, October 03, 2015

Senseless killing, senseless murderer in Parramatta

Yesterday, Friday, the last day of the working week in Australia, Curtis Cheng a 58-year old Chinese accountant working for the police department in Parramatta left his office at 4.30 pm and was murdered by a 15-year old kid (of Iraqi-Kurdish descent).

High school student Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar shot him in the back of his head at close range, reportedly after shouting Islamic religious slogans.

the late Curtis Cheng, his wife and 2 children 

Earlier prior to the cold blooded murder, Farhad Khalil had visited nearby Parramatta mosque where he changed into the flowing black shirt and black trousers.

After murdering Curtis Cheng, he continued shooting but was in turn shot dead by 3 police constables.

What a waste of two lives, that of an innocent 58-year old man who was obviously looking forward to his weekend with his family, and a 15-year old kid, who still had so much life ahead but was somehow "motivated" to become a murderer for his religious beliefs.

And what a senseless religious motivation to drive him in his own belief in a corrupt form of Islam to kill a 58-year old civilian accountant.

He has further aggravated the fear and hatred of Australians for Muslims.

For more, read SMH's Parramatta shooting: Gunman identified as Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Drastic Desperado Doublespeak

10 days ago I posted There are criminals and then there are criminals in which I mentioned Mahathir stating (reported by Malaysiakini) that PM Naib could even be arrested by police overseas?

I had then commented: What was not mentioned (because alas, it's a bloody f* fact which you shouldn't be bothered with) is that the PM or for that matter, any PM or diplomat, enjoys diplomatic immunity abroad and cannot be touched, with one exception, that on matters involving war crimes.

Then, a desperate Mahathir had resorted to using the example of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur (but an alleged crime ignored by many Islamic countries, Russia and China, etc).

Is Najib also accused of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity? C'mon lah, Tun, don't tembak with such an offensively outrageous odious comparison. 

Aiyoyo, pathetic lah. I was deeply disappointed by this once-strongman of Malaysia who was obviously desperately flinging poo around. We know he wants Najib out for his own political purpose.

Now, he disappoints me again by singing a different belakang-pusing & merajuk-ish tune, saying Najib [is] safe abroad, [as] international laws won't touch him.

With his volte-face kok-talk, can we or should we follow his guttersnipe attacks every which way at his foe? Before, when he was PM, we didn't. Why then should we now, when he is even worse than before?

We must, have to draw a principled line in the sand, and stop listening to his rants.