Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Belakang Pusing Zahid

Zahid Hamidi has earlier said non-Malays were becoming increasingly arrogant, wakakaka and I have to grudgingly admit there is some truth there in-as-much as UMNO-ites have been arrogant for a long long long while.

Now in the face of UMNO's non-Malay allies excoriating him for his racist remarks, he has back-pedaled furiously, claiming his remarks on the non-Malays' increasing arrogance were taken out of context, wakakaka.

Zahid seems to be making a habit of operating his big mouth before he engaged his brains.

Way back in 1998, Zahid was then UMNO Youth Chief and a very close ally of Manmanlai, where he served as the latter's stalking horse in an UMNO internal power struggle.

Zahid did something rather silly in accusing the UMNO party president, PM Dr Mahathir, of corruption and cronyism in an apparent impatient move by the Mnamanlai faction in UMNO to nudge Dr M out for Brahma's final ascendancy to the PM’s post.

But one without political pubic hair yet should not f**k around with the Grand Olde Man of Malaysian politics. When Dr M turned the table on Manmanlai and gang, giving them a taste of their own medicine (corruption and nepotism accusations) they were stunned by the reversal in fortune - the predators had become the preys, wakakaka.

It led to Manmanlai's expulsion from the wonderful cosy comfy party, which in turn led to Zahid abandoning KD (Kapal Diraja) Pre-Reformasi like a rat would a sinking ship, wakakaka, where he then went super-bodek, knowing which side of the bread was kaya-ed.

Yessir, Zahid Hamidi's superior survival skills wakakaka had him confessing to Daddy that Anwar was the bloke who instructed him to attack Daddy with allegations of cronyism and nepotism.

He finished his confessional with a flamboyant flourish by apologising to Daddy, acknowledging Daddy's rebuke of him was as a father to son, wakakaka - for more read the New Straits Times of 19 June 1999.

Now, wasn't that a case of Zahid operating his big mouth before he had engaged his brains, wakakaka.

Then a dozen years later, on 09 Nov 2010, Zahid stated in response to a question in Parliament that the low number of Chinese and Indian recruits in the military could be due to the Chinese and Indians [being] 'not patriotic enough'.

This talk about patriotism was from a man who couldn't even be loyal to his party president, Dr M, and then in an amazing lightning fast belakang pusing, also showed his disloyalty to his mentor, Anwar Ibrahim. He sure had a nerve talking about patriotism.

When the DAP wanted to question him on his racist assertion about the alleged non-Malays' lack of patriotism, he scooted out of the Dewan Rakyat to evade those questions. DAP’s Kulasegaran called the pseudo-patriot a coward wakakaka.

But true to his habit, Zahid made a half-hearted back-down, trying to spin his way out of his self created bigoted mess in much the same way as he had spun his way back into mainstream UMNO after deserting the Anwar Ibrahim camp.

Clever bloke, though thick skinned, he was undoubtedly a potential general in the art of tactical redeployment wakakaka. BTW, in military parlance, 'tactical redeployment' euphemistically means a f**king retreat, wakakaka.

So, apart from some Chinese and Indian ex-servicemen including a couple of generals blasting him for his stupid statement, Kulasegaran fired several rounds of HE (high explosive) artillery shells at him in the form of a motion in Parliament to deduct a symbolic but very indicting RM10 from Zahid’s pay. That forced Zahid to come out in girlish defence of his 1Malaysia credentials.

Why ‘girlish’? I’ll come to that shortly, wakakaka.

After reversing his earlier comment on non-Malays lacking patriotism, and in a shameless 180 degrees direction into praising the contribution of non-Malays in the armed forces during the emergency period and the Indonesian confrontation who had “given their limbs and lives for this beloved country” (though he failed to mention their contributions on overseas missions), Zahid claimed in a Malaysiakini report the following as proof that he wasn't racist:

"I have many Indian and Chinese friends and voters in my area who are non-Malays. Did you ever have friend in university who are not of your race?

"I used to share a room in the dorm with an Indian, in my final year in University Malaya. I shared a room with an Indian."

The roar of wakakaka’s from the opposition bench shook the foundations of the already unstable Parliament building. Kula sneeringly commented: "What does that have to do with anything? That does not explain the statement you made as a minister."

I too was overwhelmed by heavy wakakaka-ing at Zahid resorting to a very girlish reply.

Years ago, as I posted in Racist Malaysians, a sweetie blogger by the name of (ironically) Sammy wakakaka (no relation to Aneh Samy but in fact a Chinese sweetie) made a very hurtful comment against Indians. I wrote:

Blogger Sammy, alas a sweetie, of Life is a Drama blog is certainly living up to her motto of ‘A life without a dash of conflict and colour will not be a complete one’, except she chose the theme of colour a wee too literally, and consequentially is now reaping the ugly conflict.

According to Malaysiakini, Sammy went ballistic when two alleged Indian youths snatched her mobile phone left on a table while she was having lunch. She did the silly thing by resorting to cynical stereotyping of Indians in the worst ways, and then made things worse for herself by posting the entire racist raving rant on her blog. […]

After she had ‘woken’ up from her rage she realized the enormity of what she had done and apologized, but when I read her blog this afternoon I thought she could have closed the whole issue (or at least most of it) by making an unreserved apology, instead of qualifying it by stating she apologized to ‘educated’ Indians, whatever that meant.

Much later in another post she admitted being told that her apology had been ‘grudging’. She posted:

I realised this is getting way out of hand. I was also dubbed as 'grudgingly apologised' in my later post. Since text has no tone and emotions, I don't know how to make it sound sincere but I do hope to get this out as sincere as I can. Again, I will apologise and say sorry to those I've offended, Indian or no Indian. I hope this official apology does not sound 'grudgy' again.

I was not racist and was acting out of my anger the last few days. If i've to face the police, then yes I will to explain the whole situation. If i were to hate indians, I would not wear saree on my Indian friend's birthday party because that would be ridiculous.

Sammy’s proof of her non-racist attitude towards Indians was that she wore a saree, not unlike Zahid’s sharing a room with an Indian.

That’s why I said Zahid was ‘girlish’. Pity Zahid didn’t claim he wore a dhoti wakakaka.

But at least Sammy unlike Zahid made a full apology the second time.

But it’s amazing that these people dare expect us to accept their claims of mere superficialities as proof that they aren’t bigots. It certainly reflected on the superficial nature of their characters.

[p/s don't worry Penny dahleeeng, I won't bring your case up, wakakaka].

But Zahid won't be Zahid if he didn't open his mouth and then subsequently backtrack, claiming he was misquoted, taken out of context, misunderstood and had his words twisted.

Zahid, lu pordah lah, wakakaka.

Monday, September 01, 2014

I ain’t no chicken farmer

Malaysia Boleh - Think BIG lah
My letter to Malaysiakini published today:

2:25PM Sep 1, 2014
By K Temoc

‘I ain’t no chicken farmer’

Torn from my vigilant duties at the border
Guarding against entry of seditious ashes
For Negara and Merdeka I restored order
By arresting those purple-dressed pipi-ess

Wearing wrong colored shirts was their fault
When blue would have won for them the day
Then their Merdeka march I wouldn't dare halt
And their intention, I won’t have a single say

2009 was 2009, so why still talk about Kugan
And I also resent being labelled a mongrel
Regardless of whatever political affiliation
My groomed hair shows I’m not a scoundrel

I admit I am angry for what I saw on Twitter
But only for failing to give me proper due
By comparing me to a failed chicken farmer
For that mistake I'll make the offender rue

Don’t you dare confuse me with legal fact
Of what's ‘illegal’ and what's ‘unregistered’
Don’t trouble me with obfuscating abstract
I am who I am, I've decided they've erred

Yesterday Boss wanted us to up our unity
To face any challenge and whatever test
Well, what better test than free nasi curry
So stop whining, whinging and your protest

Look at those who praised my patriotic action
They of blue ‘pedigree’, ‘proper’ upbringing
Saying my mini Ops Lalang has justification
From them I hear only encouraging singing

I shall help leave behind a peaceful Malaysia
Of prosperity where RM6 billion is nothing
Once my duty's done, for jolly good measure
I’ll be back at the border so no ash sneaks in

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy 57th Birthday Malaysia

I acknowledge that Sabah and Sarawak (and Singapore) officially joined Malaya to form Malaysia only on 16 September 1963, but in actuality Tunku and the 3 State leaders had agreed on and planned the merger for 31 August that same year.

It was Indonesia's late President Soekarno (and the SUPP) who questioned and objected to Sabah and Sarawak merging with Malaya which led to a fact-finding commission before the 'yes' vote was ascertained, and the new state of Malaysia came into being on 16 September 1963.

What do we see after 57 years of self rule particularly for Peninsula Malaysia (Malaya)?

Ah Jib Gor gives us this 3-part message:

* Strengthen the solidarity of Malaysians, including unity in grief, in the face of challenges and tests.

* Cultivate confidence that we can achieve any ambitions as a nation if there is unity.

*  Leaving behind a prosperous and peaceful Malaysia

But he may have problems achieving his 3 admittedly very noble aims because we know that UMNO wants ketuanan Melayu, and yes, PAS also wants ketuanan Melayu, as confessed very recently by a PAS leader, Exco Pemuda PAS Dr Fadli Ghani).

Islam is supranationalistic which means PAS' claimed Islamic credentials have been subordinated to its ethno-nationalistic preference, which in turn means it's just a branch of UMNO, which actually is a fact, that PAS was a branch or splinter group of UMNO as PKR was too, wakakaka.

I am not sure what this PAS' message means for the future of Pakatan, but I suspect it will be gloomy.

MCA is actually dead but moving along only due to business, to wit, a political zombie without support from the group it claims to represent, the Chinese Malaysians, and surviving in zombie state only at the sufferance of Ah Jib Gor - I suspect he wants to deal with it in a big way (maybe I'll blog on it soon, wakakaka).

Anyway, MCA wants ketuanan perniagaan.

MIC is no better than MCA. It only wants senatorship, datukship and the buruh ship.

Wait, wasn't that how it started on 31 August 1957, Perikatan consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC?

Merdeka Merdeka Merdeka!

Good Lord, was Tunku waving a keris?
If he was, somehow he didn't frighten us as the cousins did.


Happy birthday Malaysia.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


'Titah' in the Malay language means 'royal word or command', thus when a Malay ruler speaks, he is said to 'bertitah'. And when the ruler 'mentitahkan', it means he commands or decrees. Thus it's not a word for commoners, as you hoi polloi and kaytee are, wakakaka.

'titah' holds much reverence for Malays, especially those of conservative outlook and even those of the younger set who advocate ethno-nationalism in preference to multiculturalism and liberalism, perhaps out of fear, hatred or whatever emotional reason.

To ignore a 'titah' in Peninsula Malaysia including Penang and Malacca states invites not just criticisms but also much outrage and in some isolated incidents, even possibly violence.

Okay, there's no denying that the politically opportunistic had and still have ridden on the back of such a characteristic allegiance to a ruler, of course for their own political interests rather than that of the liege lord.

Today, in our nation which was borned out of social consensus, federalism, Westminster democracy, secularism (but uniquely recognizing Islam as the nation's official religion), and constitutional monarchy, the power of 'titah' still remains steadfastly strong amongst the Malays.

Even Malays who support the democratic system in a constitutional monarchy feel awkwardly uncomfy when a 'titah' clashes with constitutional limits of a monarch, effectively a clash between cultural affiliation and democratic process, such is the deep set devoted allegiance of Malays to their liege lord.

Such allegiance is not unique among the Malays. For example, the Chinese were also similarly loyal to their emperors.

However, with the Chinese there was one difference, call it an 'escape clause' if you like. They have what was termed the 'Mandate of Heaven'. An emperor ruled only by virtue of the Mandate of Heaven he had received or was blessed with. When he lost the Mandate, he was emperor no more [or when he was emperor no more, he had lost the Mandate], and a new emperor (who had since been blessed or received the Mandate) reigned.

Thus if a Chinese emperor was cruel, tyrannical and an unmitigated despot, and needed to be deposed, exiled or even killed, the perpetrators would pass the word that His Imperial Majesty had lost the Mandate, usually indicated by some signs of suffering among the people, preferably from natural disasters like flooding, drought, locust devastation of crops, earthquake, eclipse (but must still be associated with national massive suffering), or even man-made disasters such as famine, etc.

The seditious words then passed around to remove the tyrannical ruler was not unlike modern political (negative) campaigning

On second thoughts, it would seem the Malays once (perhaps twice, wakakaka) might have shared such a similar belief, and was even expressed poetically, though not a la the Chinese's Mandate of Heaven.

When one of Malay-dom's greatest warriors laid dying in his Best Friend's arms, he gave it straight right to the very guts of Best Friend with his dying breath, and in words that rhymed too: "Raja adil raja disembah, raja zalim raja disanggah".

Warrior's philosophy about royalty was totally at odds with his Best Friend, who was completely loyal to this ruler. One today wonders whether those last words to Best Friend were advice, criticism or bitter sarcasm?

Why bitter sarcasm? Please read on.

Best Friend was ordered by the ruler to be summarily executed on the basis of mere salacious gossip, that Best Friend was bonking Ruler's fave concubine.

But he was not executed because the Bendahara Paduka Raja (PM) knew the gossip was bullsh*t and a rather sinister celaka fabrication. So PM secretly removed Best Friend and hid him safely away - no, no, no, the PM was not Ah Jib Gor but someone in the 15th Century. Please pay close attention - we are talking about events 500 years ago, wakakaka.

Not realizing his absent Best Friend was still alive, Warrior sought justice for Best Friend in revenge and created havoc and chaos for the ruler, who he considered an unjust tyrant for executing Best Friend on the basis of gossip.

Warrior ignored every 'titah' to cease and desist. But no one had the fighting skills to match or overcome Warrior so he continued f**king around unfettered (in some instances, literally). Ruler panicked, asked PM for help a.s.a.p.

Abracadabra, Best Friend was then brought out to defend the ruler and he immediately obeyed the 'titah' and succeeded in killing Warrior, BUT ONLY after some sly dishonest cheating in getting a magic keris back from Warrior's possession. Hmmm, would the moral of this particular section of the story be that cheating succeeds?

Yessir, Best Friend killed the very person who had defended his honour against injustice.

The irony of Best Friend killing his buddy Warrior in compliance with a 'titah' was because Best Friend was completely devoted and loyal to his ruler, so much so that he ignored their friendship and the fact that the man he killed for the ruler was the very man who defended his name against the ruler's injustice.

Can you think of a person today who would be that loyal to a ruler, even against the imperatives of democracy, personal honour and friendship?

But let's move on as I don't want you readers to waste your time mulling over the intriguing dilemma of a 15th Century story, wakakaka.

By the by, just a puzzling question on 'titah' then - remember that Bendahara who hid Best Friend away when the ruler wanted him executed? How come the Bendahara was able to get away unscathed from ignoring a 'titah'?

To summarize, such seditious behaviour as those of Warrior, notwithstanding he would today be deemed a Just & Brave Fighter, are considered rare and traitorous in the Malay World, and had happened only twice.

The first significant anti-'titah' episode was in the 15th Century, which we have just discussed in the preceding paragraphs in the Tale of a just Warrior, his so-called Best Friend, a tyrannical Ruler and a disloyal Bendahara.

Wait, why have I considered the Bendahara Paduka Raja disloyal?

Well, didn't he biadap-ishly and seditiously ignored the ruler's 'titah' to execute Best Friend?

Incidentally the disloyalty of the Bendahara Paduka Raja proves that (i) some people could ignore a 'titah' and still emerge spelling like roses and, (ii) some people could belakang pusing by ordering the execution of someone but subsequently feting and honouring that same someone, wakakaka.

The second significant virtual anti-'titah' episode occurred 500 years later, wakakaka, and like the 15th Century Bendahara Paduka Raja, all emerged spelling like roses, wakakaka again.

So, today how does one reconcile a 'titah' which is against the limits of a constitutional monarch?

If one ignores a 'titah' will one be like:

  • the just Warrior who ended up killed, or
  • the disloyal Bendahara but who ended being praised and rewarded?

Share with me your thoughts, wakakaka, and me being a member of the hoi polloi, it's NOT a 'titah' ;-).

Friday, August 29, 2014

A kaytee offer to Ah Jib Gor

I am offering myself as PM Najib's political strategist because whoever is currently doing the job for him has not been doing it well.

Three days ago, in my post Sedition! For what purpose? I asked:

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.

Just less than 2 weeks ago, Malaysia's foremost éminence grise, Dr Mahathir, withdrew his support for his once-protégé. TMI reported:

Dr Mahathir said Najib’s slide began when the latter listened to his “enemies’ demands” and abolished the Internal Security Act in 2011 and the Restrictive Residents Act, which allowed the government to detain anyone including suspected criminals without trial.

“These actions did not reduce opposition from the other side. Instead, crime increased because many gang leaders were released.”

And in a most merajuking mode, he wailed (sorry Tun wakakaka, hope I won't be hauled up on this verb for sedition, wakakaka again - besides it's in the past tense, wakakaka):

“But the views of the race and the party, which had all this while supported and saved the government, are not given fair treatment.”

Though Musa Hitam, Dr M's erstwhile sidekick in the hey-days of the Double-M Administration wakakaka, had dismissed the doctor's merajuking as something that won't go away unless and until there is a clone of Dr Mahathir sitting in the PM's seatI suspect Najib, being Najib wakakaka, has been making quiet efforts to placate, please and polay-so (manja-sayang) his saviour-mentor as well as those in the Heartland and Hardheaded Land who might listen to Malaysia's political Moses and take every word to heart and head, wakakaka.

Yes sir, Najib knows the fate of his predecessor AAB and while he doesn't have the added disadvantage of a  son-in-law who's detested by Dr M as AAB has, wakakaka, he has probably decided to play safe from the wrath of a Hell that hath no fury like an über éminence grise scorned, wakakaka.

Besides, Musa Hitam sounded some dire warnings for Najib, as reported by TMI:

"Look at all the deputies who served during Dr Mahathir's 22 years in office. I was considered dangerous. Tun Ghafar Baba (1986-1993) was considered to be all right, loyal. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (1993-1998) was considered to be a terrible fellow."

"Anwar was said to be disloyal and alleged to have done this and that. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1999-2003) was such a nice guy,"

... but obviously a perception by Dr M which didn't last, because ...

Musa said it did not take long before Dr Mahathir viewed Abdullah as being Malaysia's worst and weakest prime minister simply because Abdullah disregarded his wishes.

"So out with him,” he said with a wave of his hand. [...]

Musa said when Najib succeeded Abdullah, Dr Mahathir was announcing that the former was his boy and was busy advising him to do this and that.

"But when it appeared that Najib knew his mind and was doing things on his own, it got worse and worse for Dr Mahathir.

"Dr Mahathir felt that Najib was not consulting him on important issues but instead subjecting himself to foreign influences," Musa said.

"That is Dr Mahathir for you, do not believe what he says about claiming that his criticism of Putrajaya is friendly advice.

"His objective is to get Najib out of Putrajaya."

Aisehman, this is velly cheah-lart one (terlampau teruklah, drastic).

But alas, what I had suspected as a Najib-Zahid strategy has an unpleasant side effect because it relies solely on Pakatan scapegoats like Teresa Kok, RSN Rayer, Khalid Samad, N Surendran, Nizar Jamaluddin, Tian Chua, Nik Nazmi, and Rafizi Ramli. It shows up Najib, rather than the AG, as an oppressive man in power who persecutes (not only prosecutes) the federal opposition - an impression which my consultancy will remedy. 

Sweetie Teresa Kok pointed out the following where by shameful contrast no one had been charged (as reported by TMI):

* A group slaughtered a chicken and offered a reward to those who could slap her when they protested against her video, "Onederful Malaysia" but Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said there was no necessity to investigate the protest.

* Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia asked "What more do the Chinese want?” (Apa lagi Cina mau?) after Barisan Nasional’s poor showing in the 13th general election last year. BN claimed the Chinese and urban voters supported the opposition when it increased its parliamentary seats from 82 to 89.

* A website had reported early last year that Malay right-wing group Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali had called for the Alkitab to be burnt.

* Sinar Harian carried an article (Kesbaran umat Islam ada had) by Ridhuan Tee Abdullah early last year that insulted Indians.

* Kok also raised the video clip of Datuk Zulkifli Nordin (where he had asked why Hindu gods did not stop flood) reported by The Malaysian Insider in March last year.

* The movie "Tanda Putera", where its director, Suhaimi Baba, had insinuated that the Chinese were responsible for the May 13 (1969) racial riots in Kuala Lumpur.

* Kok also pointed to the racial criticism by Nasir Safar against the Chinese and Indians at a 1Malaysia course, which was reported by The Malaysian Insider, on June 28, 2010. Nasir was Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's former aide.

Hmmm, no mention of pro UMNO blogs, particularly one? Wakakaka.

So now Najib looks bad rather than righteously firm and justified in his action against those who allegedly besmirched or slandered his name and reputation.

ndeed Ah Jib Gor, why only now when previously you didn't even bother, correctly so, about those rather nasty allegations, insinuations and at-times fabrications about your alleged dalliance with Shaariibuu Altantuyaa. If anything, you would have then been more justified to sue the sh*t out of those accusers.

If Najib engages me as a consultant, wakakaka, I would still recommend the same strategy BUT with an even handed approach in its implementation where I would persuade the PM to also sembilih some BN sacrificial goats wakakaka, in the way Dr M did during Ops Lalang, so as to present an image of a fair PM who is firm, righteous, correctly stern and fed up with all the current monkey business, especially in Selangor, which have been dragging Malaysia backwards when our nation ought to be progressing forward.

My recommendations would include charging the following personalities (mind, not an exhaustive list of) for sedition, a charge which would have been on par with, if not better than the screwy silly stupid 'celaka' charge of sedition against RSN Rayer:

(a) Tengku Adnan for attempting to get rid of Malaysia's soup kitchen - an affront to humanitarianism (which I'll present as Najib's and Rosmah's major compassionate concern - surely more than a few votes here),

(b) Those misery mean mafulat-ish misogynists who object to a woman becoming MB of a state - an affront to our Malaysian sweethearts and an issue very close to Najib's equal-opportunity heart (or he'd be in trouble at home, wakakaka - undeniably more than a few votes here), where UMNO's, PAS' and several other misogynists can be neutered ... oops typo wakakaka ... I mean neutralized, wakakaka,

(c) The Chief of Armed Forces for talking cock in his extracurricular pomposity - this will eventually start an escalating upward flow of personnel in the armed forces hierarchical echelon to fill his 'vacated' place wakakaka, and will definitely earn the votes of those newly promoted, wakakaka.

(d) Khalid Ibrahim for insulting Pakatan by saying there is no such thing as a Pakatan government in Selangor - this one is truly lovely as it only sacrifices a soon-to-be non-player and will (i) shut the f* up of those Pakatan whingers of Najib's unfairness, and best of all (ii) set a mighty Ah Jib Gor warning tone in 'Selangor' (nudge nudge wink wink) without being overtly or bluntly Mahathir-ish, wakakaka (again, many votes which may result in BN-UMNO creeping back up to the 50% mark in the DUN), and

(e) last but not least, if Ah Jib Gor has the nerve, implementing English idioms, aphorisms and sayings such as 'taking the bull by the horns' a la 'belling the cat' by 'bearding the lion' so as to 'cut the Gordian's knot' and remove 'the millstone around his neck'.


And I guarantee PM Najib will emerge truly popular, or money back (my paycheck returned), wakakaka.

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.