Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rambo Tee

Malay Mail Online - Utusan columnist says would have attacked Singapore over island

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Malaysia should have waged war on Singapore to keep Pulau Batu Puteh instead of bringing the dispute to the International Court of Justice, Utusan Malaysia columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah wrote in an editorial today.

In a sharply-worded piece touching on criticisms by Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew (picture) in his book “One Man’s View of the World”, Tee said the republic was fortunate he was not the prime minister of Malaysia during the time.

“I certainly would not bring the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The only resolution to the dispute is war,” he wrote further.

“The world has witnessed the loss of Malay land to the ultra kiasu.

“Today, Malays are humiliated, but ‘we’ remain silent,” he added.

I like that part where the news report said: "Tee said the republic was fortunate he was not the prime minister of Malaysia during the time."

All I need to say is Alhamdulillah for Rambo NOT being the PM or the Defence Minister or anyone significant in Malaysia. We should all be thankful for small mercies.

BTW, if he includes himself as a Malay, then the Malays haven't remained silent, wakakaka.

Another aspect of UPSR exams

TMI - Racist-toned question in UPSR exam? – Ravinder Singh

The following question was suspected to be in the UPSR Malay language paper.

Keutamaan kepada melayan tetamu; Menghormati orang tua; Mementingkan sopan santun 
15. Nilai hidup diatas adalah sebahagian daripada identiti masyarakat Malaysia. Masyarakat manakah yang sering dikaitkan dengannya? 
A. Cina
B. Iban
C. India
D. Melayu

Ravinder Singh asked Education ministry officers the following:

If it was in the exam paper, then some questions need answers:

1. What aspect of Bahasa Melayu was this question testing the pupils on?

2. What is the evidence on which this question is based that only one of the listed communities is known to practise these values more than the others?

3. Is the question (if it was indeed in the paper) in keeping with the spirit of 1Malaysia?

4. Why was the question which is racist in nature put in the exam paper?

Shall we blame the BTN or the Education Ministry 'Lil Napoleons, or both?

I can guess at the answer for above question but I would like to hear it from the Education Ministry people.

I have a question to contribute to the Education Ministry for the UPSR exams next year, free of charge.

Kesetiaan kepada raja raja Malaysia
916. Nilai kesetiaan kepada raja raja adalah sebahagian daripada identiti masyarakat Malaysia, termasuk dan terutama daripada ahli-ahli parti politik. Bahkan nilai tersebut adalah nilai terkandung dalam Rukun Negara Kedua. Ahli-ahli parti politik manakah yang sering


Excuse my poor Bahasa, wakakaka.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

'Tis the season

I was told this trivia by an old family friend (of my uncle) who was in the military.

In the early 80's, during the hey-days of the 2M Administration, DPM Musa Hitam, who was also deputy president UMNO, was on the general election campaign trail which took him to East Malaysia.

While there, and transiting through air force bases, he remarked apologetically to the military officers who waited to greet him on his arrivals (and departures) as a military mark of courtesy, that (words to the effect) "'Tis the season", an excellent use of words that politely explained away the election campaigning for indirectly bothering those officers.

I would like to use his "'Tis the season" to refer to what I have been alluding to my readers in many of my recent posts, that 'tis the season for hunting nons.

Yes, the nons are being hunted down to prove a point (whatever that may be). Even sweetie Susan Loone wasn't spared for just reporting what she was told.

Zaid Ibrahim has also taken to issuing this advice to the nons. In the Malay Mail Online, Zaid said: Non-Malays beware, this is the age of sedition in Malaysia. In the news article, the Mail reported:

The country's non-Malay and non-Muslim communities must exercise extra restraint when speaking in public or on social media today, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim warned, saying Malaysia has entered "the age of sedition".

The former de facto law minister suggested a racial bias in the current sedition crackdown, claiming that Muslims who utter derogatory terms about those of other faiths are less likely to face charges.

But non-Malays and non-Muslims must be "very careful" with what they post on Twitter or Facebook as they may find themselves thrown behind bars, he said.

"That's the way the cookie crumbles in this country," Zaid wrote in his blog yesterday.

"The loyalty of non-Malays and non-Muslims are (sic) being questioned all the time, as is the loyalty of those in Sabah and Sarawak who are unhappy with the treatment they have received since the formation of Malaysia.

"So do not say or write what you feel, unless you are prepared to spend time in (the) Kajang (prison)," he said.

"I know it’s tempting," he added, "... to exercise your freedom and express your views, especially since you are exposed to the world through social media, but please exercise restraint."

Well, we have the first casualty in 36-year old Chow Mun Fai, a site supervisor who had admitted to posting offensive comments in his Facebook which mentioned eating pork during Ramadan, bah kut teh and insults to the Prophet.

He was jailed for a year under Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multi­media Act 1998, which was the MAXIMUM prison sentence for that crime.

look at the shock on his face

While Chow had been naughty, what shocked many lawyers was the sentence which as mentioned above was the MAXIMUM possible under the crime he was found guilty of.

Considering that he was a first offender, and had demonstrated his repentance by pleading guilty, the sentence handed down by the judge was considered extremely harsh and unbelievably excessive. It's most unusual for a judge to pass the MAXIMUM sentence on a first offender who had pleaded guilty to the charge.

Recall that Kiki-what's-her-name who in a road rage case, had threatened the victim with implied violence with an iron bar (car steering wheel locking handle), apart from banging the bar on the Ah Pek's car. She was only fined and ordered to do community service. Even her Ah Pek victim pleaded leniency for her.

I personally believe Chow should have been fined and ordered to do community service (eg. cleaning mosques' toilets for, say, 3 months). Jailing him for one year for his stupidity will effectively destroyed a major part of his life.

And far worse, it does nothing to rehabilitate him, au contraire I suspect, will only breed discontent and resentment.

Yet we have judges who allowed a rapist to get away scot-free because he was deemed to have a "bright future".

Well, what does Section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 tell us about Utusan Malaysia behaving arrogantly in June this year in a most insolent way to HRH Johor.

As I had posted in an earlier post, TMI had reported in its Utusan says will snub Johor palace over criticism on new bill the following defiant Utusan statement to HRH Johor:
Utusan Malaysia today said it would not answer any royal summons to appear before the Sultan of Johor, following the paper's criticism against a controversial plan to include the ruler in the state's administration. […]

The Umno mouthpiece said if the Johor palace was unhappy with the criticism and wanted to reprimand or clarify, it could send a representative to meet the daily's editors.

It's like telling HRH to f.o and yet Utusan had gotten away with it. It makes us wonder at the disparity in treatment.

And I could go back to 1992 to recall how UMNO members demonstrated the ultimate in abusing the royals and suffered not an iota-fraction of what Chow Mun Fai now experiences.

Then we have some unbelievable blokes like Ustaz Shahul Hameed Seeni and Ustaz Ann Wan Seng who insulted Hinduism and Buddhism respectively, etc.

As we railed silently in frustration at the hunting down of (lower case) 'malaysian' nons, their plights seen in stark contrast to the (upper case) Malaysians who have gotten away with far worse, please do spare a thought for that 36-year old first offender who has been too harshly punished.

'Tis the sad season.

those ducks ain't got no "bright future"

One can only hope that the PM will advise HM the Agong to pardon him.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Royal Dentist speaks

You've heard of the Royal Vizier (MB) but have you heard of the Royal Dentist?

Well, recently in June this year, when the Johor DUN heard a bill giving executive powers to HRH in the state Housing Board, the Royal Dentist Extraordinaire (wakakaka), warned: "There is already a feeling of disrespect for the royals. This may lead to other forms of disrespect."

You know who he is, don't you? Wakakaka.

The Royal Dentist was the medical specialist who de-fanged the royals in 1992, wakakaka again.

Their pain, my entire pleasure


Anyway, in today's Malaysiakini, Dr Mahathir was quoted as saying: I gave one name, [and] rulers have no issue in regards to the Selangor MB issue. MKINI reported:

The former premier revealed that during his tenure, he had only submitted a single name to the palace to be considered for the menteri besar's post.

"Throughout my time, it was always one name only. I never had any problem with any of the sultans," he said when asked if the monarchs had ever requested for more names to be submitted.

I have only one answer to the different treatment experienced by PKR and DAP.

UMNO is UMNO, and no one shakes it, not even the royals. Ain't that just the truth, as was experienced in 1992 when the royals were given the full abusive treatment by UMNO. For more, see my Insulting the Rulers, UMNO-style

Back to the Johor housing Board issue in June just to prove this point: TMI reported in its Utusan says will snub Johor palace over criticism on new bill the following defiant Utusan statement to HRH Johor: 

Utusan Malaysia today said it would not answer any royal summons to appear before the Sultan of Johor, following the paper's criticism against a controversial plan to include the ruler in the state's administration. […]

The Umno mouthpiece said if the Johor palace was unhappy with the criticism and wanted to reprimand or clarify, it could send a representative to meet the daily's editors.

Wah, but then Utusan was/is of course UMNO. And then, Utusan could not resist continuing in Jebat-ish fashion:

"Moreover, times have also changed. The media must stop being overly worried about criticism involving the rulers.

"This is the common question among media practitioners every time a sensitive issue arises regarding the Johor palace. "The anxiety of media practitioners towards this issue should stop immediately. There is no reason for such anxiety in today's new media landscape.”

TMI also reported: Awang said there was no reason for high-ranking palace officials to reprimand reporters and editors. 

Instead, he said in other countries with monarchies, it was a common practice for the media to send their representatives to the palace.

"That is how it is done in palaces in Europe, Japan and Thailand, even the royal institutions in other states in Malaysia. This is to avoid misunderstandings as if parties are being bullied."

Awang of course is Awang Selamat of Utusan (namely, UMNO).

And MKINI also reported Dr Mahathir concluding: ... that it is "up to the sultan" who he wants to appoint but ... if the person appointed does not hold a majority, the individual can be voted out through a vote of no-confidence. That is according to our system."

Of course as I have written, where palace issues are involved, it's best for Malays to deal with them (and for nons to stay out and f**k those constitutional limits or rights which would only apply or become meaningless depending on ........), and no Malay deals with them better than UMNO Malays, and in UMNO no Malay deals with them better than Dr Mahathir, wakakaka.

But no worries mateys, a totally mandate-less Khalid, as caretaker MB notwithstanding, will soon sign the water deal.

Now, on a separate issue, namely sedition, we have just heard the former IGP who was and still is most dislike and disrespected by many of us, proposing that capital punishment (death sentence) be considered for repeat offenders of sedition.

Well, Dr Mahathir has commented on that stupid sickening sinister proposal by asking the former IGP to try the death penalty himself, wakakaka - see TMI's Dr Mahathir tells former IGP to try the death sentence.

Besides being a Royal Dentist, Dr Mahathir is sure a doctor ... Dr Jekyll (that is) & Mr Hyde, wakakaka.

Love him or hate him, he is the formidable Dr Mahathir, wakakaka.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Malaysians and 'malaysians'

In Malaysia there are many ethnic groups. Ideally each and every citizen is and should belong to one race, namely, Malaysians or, as I had joked over at RPK's website, Machinta, a word made up from Malays-Chinese-Tamils, but not excluding Ibans, Kadazans, and the wonderful myriads of ethnicity our nation has been blessed with.

Malaysians now
Malaysians and 'malaysians' when they grow up?

But in reality, both in politics, legislation and various areas, we are Malaysians and 'malaysians', the second with lower case 'm'.

For example, the second group, 'malaysians' (with lower case 'm'), cannot be the menteri besar (MB) of a sultanate state unless and only if the state constitution is changed, which has been why DAP Selangor currently can't offer any of its ADUN as a MB candidate for HRH to consider.

In 2008, even the question of Teresa Kok being deputy MB (let alone MB) was strongly discouraged by a palace person while of course (and 'of course' became very clear with the advantage of hindsight, wakakaka) the Royal MB acted dunno on that issue, tap dancing away from the issue because it was too hard for him to deal with, just as he had done when poor Eli Wong was a victim under siege from cyber peeping toms and where his support would have been helpful to the PKR ADUN but alas, then not only forthcoming but Eli was about to be abandoned. Ironically UMNO's Nazri and MCA Chew turned out to the decent ones who supported Eli.

It was alleged that Muhammad Munir Bani, HRH’s private secretary, had advised Khalid Ibrahim about the palace's ‘preference’ for a Malay (and, alas, not a Malaysian) deputy MB.

However, when further queried Muhammad Munir belakang pusing-ed like Speedy Gonzalez and denied reports that HRH wanted ‘a deputy from a particular race’ (meaning 'Malay'), and instead added (meaning he started to spin) the sultan was the religious head for Islam and Malay culture, and thus the MB has the task of assisting in these duties, which in his absence would also have to handled by his deputy.

Thus, in that most unbelievable zigzagging explanation, Muhammad Munir, after denying HRH wanted a Malay deputy MB, in the same breath averred that it was only proper a Malay (not a Malaysian) be the deputy MB.

It was obvious that what he uttered in the first instance had nothing to do with HRH but was of his own interpretation, based on his personal prejudice, or rather that of a vanguard denying access to the Mongolian hordes at the gates.

After Speedy Gonzalez zigzagged away to safety, Malaysiakini reported in Expert: No legal need for Malay deputy MB that Dr Abdul Aziz Bari, a constitutional expert who then lectured law at the International Islamic University Malaysia, was consulted on the matter.

The Prof pordah-ed Muhammad Munir's assertion, and said: “The Sultan of Selangor does not need the menteri besar or the deputy menteri besar in matters pertaining to religion and Malay custom.” 

According to the doctor, the sultan, as the head of Islamic matters and the Malay adat, was (still is) in fact THE PERSON in charge of such matters in the state, and not the MB or his deputy.

He said: “Matters cited by the palace are entirely within the sultan's jurisdiction. As the sultan may act on his own discretion on these matters, the constitution provides that a council may be appointed to assist him. This is what is commonly known as religious councils or majlis agama, which looks after the religious department or the jabatan agama. In the other four states and federal territories, the Agong will have the same establishment.”

But Teresa Kok was then and still is a 'malaysian' and unfortunately not a Malaysian.

I have to admit that, yes, there was a brief hopeful and near orgasmic moment (or two, wakakaka) when in 2008 I thought HRH’s of Perak and Selangor, both being well-educated and modern thinkers, would come in from the left field and innovatively approve non-Malays as MB in their respective states. Alas, I was disappointed - maybe my expectation was far too futuristic, in which the 'm' hadn't yet (still hasn't) grown into a 'M'.

Of course being a MB is not the only position denied to 'malaysians'. Recently, a 'malaysian' student with straight A's in her final school results found that she couldn't secure a university place in medicine, dentistry or pharmacy, but only nursing.

Though there's nothing ignoble about the study and the profession of nursing we need to ask why she, with her grades, was denied a place in medicine? Wouldn't she have better contributed to Malaysian health as a doctor? Apparently not, and we suspect that's because she's a 'malaysian'.

Many of you may not be aware of a debate years ago when goalposts for entry into medicine were changed as rapidly as a baby's diaper being changed (both equally full of sh*t) even unto a moronic proposal by a 'certain' doctor to ensure applicants could stand gore (was he subjected to the same test?), or that academic results were NOT important.

The objectives of the constant changing goalposts were sinister but blatantly clear that the authorities wanted to prevent (or at best, minimize) 'malaysians' from applying for a place in medicine. 

Then in 2012 there was the infamous 'black' scandal regarding the abrupt de-recognition of degrees from the Crimea State Medical University (CSMU) as I had posted in Only some may be doctors. Too many blacks were studying there which did not meet the above-mentioned sinister objective - 'black' being a word used by a minister visiting the CSMU.

Thus, let me remind my dear readers that in Malaysia, the reality is that we are Malaysians and 'malaysians'.

If you wish to bang your head against the wall, please do so and you've my admiration, though I'm not too sure what results you'll get, especially in today's climate where there's a deliberate campaign to demonize Chinese 'malaysians', and in particular the DAP.

But unfortunately, some Chinese 'malaysians' rush in where angels dare not tread and facilitate those campaigning against Chinese 'malaysians' to call them arrogant, bidap, kurang ajar, derhaka, etc to royalty, who incidentally are sadly transformed by the sinister campaigners into 'Malay rulers' rather than Malaysian rulers.

Yes, it's your constitutional rights to cry out, complain, protest etc, and if today is still 1992, had I wanted to question our constitutional rulers on their non-constitutional remarks, I would have done so knowing I would be only one among those far far worse UMNO abusers of royalty.

But alas, today is not 1992 and UMNO has now changed its tack as it sees profit in pampering to royalty, because it wants to use royalty to demonize its foes, especially the DAP.

But some Chinese 'malaysians' heedlessly do it anyway, and as I mentioned, fools rush in where angels dare not tread. The end result of their mindless bravado has been to the DAP's disadvantage, alienating potential support from Malay voters for the party.

Take for example what we see in Malaysiakini headlines these days:

(a) Palace accuses PKR and DAP of 'defiance' which reported:

The Selangor palace has accused PKR and DAP of "insolent and defiant" acts for refusing to submit more than two names to the sultan as candidates for menteri besar as requested.

The Selangor sultan's private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani (left) said in a statement this morning that only PAS had complied with the ruler's request.

"The Selangor sultan is deeply saddened by the action of DAP and PKR, which went against his highness' decree on Aug 27.

"The action of DAP and PKR reflects insolence towards the royal institution and is a defiant act (tindakan derhaka) against the Selangor sultan," he said.

Forget about PKR, but the DAP has been described by the palace as exhibiting insolence towards the royal institution and is a defiant act (tindakan derhaka) against the Selangor sultan.

Nice, very nice .... for UMNO, wakakaka. Yes, you brave ones have helped UMNO and f**ked up DAP kau kau.

A state assemblyperson's majority support in the House is not the sole consideration for appointing the menteri besar, said the Selangor palace.

Therefore, the ruler might even choose a state rep from Pakatan Rakyat who is not on the lists of potential candidates submitted to the palace.

"As the power to appoint the menteri besar is the sultan's prerogative, therefore his highness will look at the names of other state assemblypersons in Pakatan who to the sultan's mind enjoys majority support in the state assembly," said the ruler's private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani in a statement today.

He said since majority support is not the sole criteria, the palace required more than two names from the respective parties in Pakatan as per convention.

Do you think I don't know a wee bit about the constitution, but anyway what does kaytee think of these two statements from the palace?

Leave the constitution aside for a moment because the argument will reach a fruitless dead end.

One highly sensitive issue in Malaysia, even more so than religion, has been and still is the sacrosanctity of a Malay ruler, who captures in his royal self all that Malays menjunjung tinggi (uphold highly or very dear), a God-King status not unlike the Chinese 'Mandate of Heaven' for their respective Emperors.

Chinese and Indian Malaysians are well advised to ether stand clear of or excise extreme prudence when commenting on or about a Malay ruler.

or perhaps not, many older Chinese (steeped in a 5000 year-old culture of monarchism - today's Communist Party is just another dynasty in an unbroken line of dynasties) and Indians are actually staunch monarchists at heart, perhaps possessing closer memories of their respective homeland dynastic monarchs as well as their ethnic social-cultural (and in the case of Indians, also religious) indoctrination. My own maternal granddad was a staunch monarchist.

Few would be the Indians who do not thrilled to the exploits of Rama, the son of a king and eventually a king himself, despite recent scholarly dissertations he was quite a cad in his treatment of his wife Sita. He also exhibited the most arrogant ketuanan mentality and injustice in justifying his sneak-murder of Vali, King of the Vanara.

And we know that quite a many Chinese and Indian Malaysians take pride in being honoured with awards by the rulers. I know a rich 'malaysian' businessman who paid a large sum to secure (not a datukship but just) a federal award, PPN, which is awarded annually to many police and armed forces sergeants and warrant officers.

No Chinese or Hindu Indian would have dared to do what UMNO did in 1992.

Anyway, back to the two Malaysiakini headlines - The first demonizes the DAP as being 'defiant' against HRH while the second invites the mindless easily-provoked and full-of-pompous-constitutional-rights 'malaysians' to make derhaka-ish protests, wakakaka - in other words, a bait to enable more demonization of the DAP because of those 'malaysians' who continue to be insolent to and defiant against a Malay (not Malaysian) ruler, so we'll continue to hear Heartland bangkitlah untuk mempertahankan Tuanku kita, where 'kita' addresses only the Malays (including PAS, wakakaka) and the Heartland.

Whether it's part of Najib's grand fight-back strategy in preparation for GE-14 or born out of someone's chip on his shoulder, wakakaka, it doesn't matter as the end result will see the DAP being hated by the currently as-yet non-committed Malays at a time when the party is just beginning to gain a tenuous foothold in the Heartland.

So, even if we know our constitution and its limits and conditions eg. the power to appoint the menteri besar as the sultan's prerogative is not without conditions (read the state constitution), I'm not going to deal with this because I'm a Chinese 'malaysian' and whatever I say will only result in the DAP getting the worse of it.

Let brave Malay Malaysians like Dr Bari, Zaid Ibrahim and others deal with it.

That's my advice for today, wakakaka.

Read also TMI's Guan Eng apologises to Selangor Sultan over sole MB nominee where he was reported to have said:

"On behalf of DAP, I would like to apologise to His Royal Highness the Selangor Sultan for causing him disappointment, over DAP's decision to present only Kajang assemblywoman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's name as the new Selangor menteri besar candidate."

See what I mean! Lim GE may yet win a few nodding approvals from the Malays by his show of respect, belated as it might have been, to HRH.

[and f**k the constitution which is ignored by the other side, so fight fire with fire, wakakaka]

Monday, September 08, 2014

Will Zahid 'sink' the Royal Malaysian Navy?

From NST of 07 Sept 2014 - Zahid urges Penangites to reject patrol unit

GEORGE TOWN: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday urged Penangites to reject the outlawed Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) because of their unruly behaviour.

Describing PPS as samseng (hooligans), Zahid said the defiant unregistered organisation had no place in the local community.

PPS - uncles (some paunchy ones too, wakakaka) and aunties

“People do not need PPS to patrol Penang, the police can ensure public safety and order,” he said at the Umno Bukit Bendera division delegates conference here on Friday.

Meanwhile, Zahid said 11 PPS members have been found to have previous criminal records.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested two more security personnel, including a member of the Royal Malaysian Navy, who were allegedly involved in aiding militants in the country.

The suspects were arrested in separate operations conducted by the Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division (SB-CTD) in Kuala Kangsar, Perak and Sandakan, Sabah on Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a raid in Kuala Kangsar, police arrested a 46-year-old Rela member and seized a homemade rifle alongside 433 bullets.

He said the man was suspected to be involved in making homemade firearms and supplying bullets to militant members, who went for a shooting practice at a location in Gunung Arang Para, Kampung Nyior Ketior in Kuala Kangsar in December last year.

"On Friday, police arrested a Navy personnel, aged 29, in Sandakan.

"We believed that he had helped in smuggling in a suspected militant member into Sandakan from Southern Philippine on June 11," he said in a statement received today

Based on Zahid's logic (whatever that could be, wakakaka), shall we also reject RELA and also the Royal Malaysian Navy?

Remember he has alleged some PPS members have previous criminal records.

Previous! But do they have current criminal records?

Both the RELA and Navy men have been arrested for alleged illegal militant activities!

Which group is more dangerous to our society? People who have previous criminal records or people who have been arrested for alleged militant activities?

And what about people who repetitively make seditious racist comments like Perkasa, ISMA.

What about former Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad who claimed that it was only the Malays who truly fought for the country’s independence? A seditious tale which ignored the contributions of servicemen and police who shed their blood for Malaya and Malaysia? For more, see my post Chinese policemen.

What about the Chief of the Armed Forces who waded into the political arena just to talk cock and bull. And what about Utusan's various racist articles?

Back to the cases of PPS and RELA & RMN - Based on the timeline of the two NST news report, Zahid should have told us to reject RELA and the RMN more than two months ago. Well, hasn't he been remiss? Shouldn't he resign for his lack of due diligence as the Home Minister?

Oh, wakakaka what about the Unit Amal, the volunteer corp of PAS? Don't we know that PAS, or at least its ulama faction, is now the sweetheart of UMNO, which incidentally had been PAS' Mothership, known as KD (Kapal Diraja) Ketuanan, wakakaka. 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

River of no return

PAS is in internal divisive turmoil over the party's membership in the Pakatan coalition, with its ulama group against it while its Erdogens camp still wants to remain within the alliance.

Obviously the individual group's perception differs on whether Pakatan will be of value to their party.

One of the bizarre perceptions to emerge from their tussle is that the ulama's political (and stated) preference would be considered less Islamic than the party's young Turks (excuse the pun for the Erdogens - it's intended).

The ulama have demonstrated they're more ethnocentric, preferring ketuanan Melayu over the fight against UMNO, while the Erdogens see the coalition as essential to overthrowing what they see as a corrupt BN from majority rule at federal level, an aim they believe is consistent with Islamic justice.

Whichever, whatever, however, the poison spewed by the ulama camp in the person of Pak Haji Hadi Awang, PAS president, against Pakatan is already far far too toxic for Pakatan to accept, let alone trust, PAS ulama leaders.

Pak Haji Hadi Awang in setting course away FROM Pakatan has sailed its boat on the river of no return.

Would this inevitable end of the old Pakatan be good for those who want to change the federal government?

Read also TMI's We will not accept Selangor MB post, PAS tells Pakatan partners

Friday, September 05, 2014

Light at end of Selangor tunnel may not be what's desired

Suddenly, from out of the murky fog of Selangor's political confusion over the MB position, we see some light at the end of the tunnel ... yes, we can now just see that wee better ...

... but alas, it's not exactly a sight we want to see.

no, not when you're standing in the middle of the tunnel

These are the facts of the situation:

(a) TMI reports that the Shura Council forbids PAS from picking Wan Azizah, Azmin for Selangor MB post, which also informs us PAS has nominated 2 from PAS and 2 from PKR but neither of the latter two are Dr Wan or Azmin Ali.

Much earlier, Mustafa Ali, sec-gen of PAS, has been saying one thing after another about PAS' nominated candidate or candidates for the MB post in the letter to HRH, until I suspect, either he had confused himself thoroughly, or he was bullshitting us throughout on PAS nomination or nominations.

Anyway, I hope by now PAS hasn't provided seditious confusion to HRH, wakakaka.

But based on the TMI report (incidentally taken from a Utusan report, wakakaka. so we might just have to minus several percentage points off it, but alas, not much), I believe it spells out two things, namely, (i) PAS doesn't want to have Anwar Ibrahim or/and any member of his family to hold political power in any dominating position, and (b) the end of Pakatan as we know it.

Whether (a) above has anything to do with Pak Haji Hadi Awang's personal unhappy relationship with his former ABIM matey, or merely PAS' notorious misogyny no longer matters. PAS just won't support Dr Wan or Azmin (the latter would be considered a family member fo Anwar).

As for the DAP (and we need to look at the PAS-DAP relationship because of the future for Pakatan), recall just prior to May 2013, the happy chummy-buddy-matey relationship between PAS and DAP.

Then DAP relied on PAS willingness for it to use the PAS logo for its DAP candidates standing in the general elections when RoS put a question mark on the legitimacy of the DAP CEC.

The DAP CEC's lawful rights to issue letters of authority for its candidates to show the EC was in serious doubts, and via PAS-DAP lateral thinking which would have made Edward de Bono proud, PAS offered to issue those letters as if the DAP candidates were authorized PAS election candidates and for them to use the PAS logo as if the DAP candidates were standing in both the federal and state elections as PAS candidates.

Then Subky Abdul Latif, a PAS man, almost had his wet dreams realized, of PAS flags flying everywhere especially in Penang, wakakaka.

On 02 April 2013 he wrote an article in his TMI column titled Bilakah DAP akan diharamkan, in which he discussed the anticipated need for DAP to resort to the PAS logo because of an anticipated but unrealized RoS sabotaging action, as follows:

Sebagaimana semua menunggu bila Parlimen hendak dibubarkan, maka semuanya menunggu bila pula DAP hendak diharamkan?

As Subky said, we all knew then and were waiting to see if RoS would delegitimize (haramkan) DAP.

RoS sudah mengingatkan supaya DAP mengadakan undi semula pemilihan pimpinan pusatnya jika tidak mahu dikenakan tindakan. Tindakan itu mungkin diharamkan. Dan pihak yang benci DAP memang mendesak supaya RoS membatalkan pendaftarannya.

DAP bersedia untuk diharamkan. Penasihatnya Lim Kit Siang menyatakan DAP sedia bertanding atas nama PAS dalam PRU13 ini. Dan reaksi Setiausaha Agung PAS, Datuk Mustapa Ali ialah PAS sedia memberi laluan.

Soalnya sekarang bila RoS hendak mengharamkan DAP? Jika RoS sebuah agensi yang tegas dalam serba serbi, maka ia mesti haramkan DAP dengan segera sekurang-kurangnya sebelum hari penamaan calon.

Sukby was obviously getting excited, wakakaka.

PAS sekarang dipercayai menunggu. Ia tidak mendoakan supaya DAP diharamkan, tetapi kalau diharamkan, maka ia satu cabaran yang menarik bagi menguji kematangan politik Pakatan Rakyat dalam suasana baru politik Malaysia sekarang.

Oh, what heady days of Pakatan brotherhood.

But apart from collaborating with DAP and PKR to win the elections and form the next Malaysian government (and it has to be said it nearly did, with 51% of the popular votes) there would have been strategic benefit for PAS, because non-Muslim voters in voting for DAP under the PAS banner, would have gotten use to and not fear the Moon symbol.

Semua akan menyaksikan pejuang Islam dalam PAS menawarkan kemudahan kepada sekutunya bagi membuktikan kemantapan dan kematangan kerjasamanya dan DAP pula di lihat berani menghadapi pengundi tradisinya untuk menggunakan lambang PAS, Bulan Penuh Purnama. Ia menguji kematangan pengundi bukan Islam mampu membuat perubahan untuk bersama PAS.

But with the PAS Shura Council going its lonesome way, probably towards a convergence with UMNO, sorry lah Pak Cik Sukby, your dreams and of many other Malaysians including the PAS Erdogens and mine too have been destroyed, razed to the grounds, ground into smithereens in one mighty stroke by the Shura Council.

The irony is many like me do NOT support Dr Wan per se or Azmin Ali as MB, but we wanted Pakatan to survive in order to be able to reasonably compete against the powerful UMNO-BN, and for Pakatan to survive, the coalition had (note the past perfect tense 'had') to take a unified stand on the Selangor MB issue, with all respect to Tuanku, ampun Tuanku.

And this has been why PAS leaders like Khalid Samad, Dzulkefly Ahmad, Mat Sabu have been urging and appealing to PAS members to stay on with Pakatan and not be seduced by UMNO's so-called Malay Unity - for more, see the Malay Mail Online's Stop pushing PAS to quit Pakatan, party leaders told and Malaysiakini's Doomsday for PAS if it works with UMNO.

But those heady days of Pakatan brotherhood are gone now, and thus it won't be Pak Cik Sukby Latif or me who will have political wet dreams, but Ah Jib Gor, wakakaka.

(b) On the next and more sensitive issue, we can have endless debates and even arguments over the constitutional limits of HRH but as we know, the Pandora Box has long been opened in other states like Perlis, Terengganu, Perak and recently on a non-election issue, Johor. Selangor is thus not unique or breaking constitutional grounds.

Far more annoying to me is that the stalemate over one name, two names, three names, etc, has allowed Khalid Ibrahim to hang on as MB. I can't stand him because as PAS Sungib Saari said, he has become intolerable by the hour.

Yes, with the PAS Shura Council's very treacherous anti-Pakatan act, it's possible HRH may even approve a PAS candidate as the new MB of Selangor, because as I suspect, HRH, like PAS and many [including yours truly], seems to not fancy Anwar or the possibility of him controlling a member of his family in running the state government, and

... yes subsequently the 13 remaining PKR ADUN and 15 DAP ADUN (assuming Hannah Yeoh is replaced as Speaker and she resumes her ADUN role) can vote against the new PAS MB, who will be supported by 12 UMNO, Khalid Ibrahim as an Independent and 14 PAS ADUN (one PAS candidate becomes the new Speaker), and

... yes oust him by a show of no confidence of 28 vs 27.

Alternatively if the Speaker can also vote, regardless of whether this be Hannah Yeoh or a PAS-UMNO candidate or even Khalid, then yes, Selangor will have a hung parliament.

In either case, yes again, that may move HRH to call for a new RM50 million state elections.

(c) the other scenario is (as visualized by RPK) HRH can of course take his own time in deciding how to resolve the political imbroglio while he instructs Khalid Ibrahim to stay back as MB.

Now, wouldn't you all just love that, the part about a mandate-less party-less shame-less Khalid staying on as the Royal MB with 4 PAS exco members to run the state government, wakakaka.

And this bizarre status quo could continue with all sorts of state government policies issued and major projects approved*, etc until the DUN refuses to pass the budget at its next scheduled assembly, when by then the state administration will grind to a halt.

* by convention a caretaker MB or CM or PM cannot issue new major policies, approve major projects, or enter into contracts but only the necessary action and routine financial approval to run the government on a day-to-day basis until the brief caretaker period ends. But in Malaysia, it's known that one ca f**k conventions

If the above happens (to wit, political stalemate, hung parliament, government comes to a halt due to budget not being passed by the majority in House, etc), I wonder whether there is anything in the state or federal constitution to impose emergency rule in Selangor?

If that happens, then it's all thanks to the brilliant Kajang Move and, I make no apology for saying this, all thanks to Anwar Ibrahim for the delay in the MB replacement which has allowed, much to my rising blood pressure, Khalid Ibrahim to continue being the so-called caretaker MB.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Was Najib's covert plan foiled by Dr M?

Eight days ago, on 26 August 2014 I posted Sedition! For what purpose? which discussed the slew of sedition charges laid against Pakatan politicians.

I like to believe I was the first or at least among the first to analyse (wakakaka, big word lah, so maybe just speculate, wakakaka) that Najib was knee-jerk reacting to Dr Mahathir's severe criticism of him, especially on the issue of doing away with the dreaded ISA (Internal Security Act).

TMI reportedDr 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.

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

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

Najib has been Dr M's protégé tersayang, probably because of Dr M's sense of hutang budi (sense of debt) to Najib's late dad who brought our enfant terrible back into mainstream politics after the infamous May 13 race riots.

Then Tunku had expelled Dr M from UMNO for the latter's letter to Tunku, blaming the then-PM for failing to uphold Malay interests. Maybe Tunku was annoyed by the tone of the letter, as perhaps a wee too biadap-ish, wakakaka.

But after Razak deposed Tunku in a bloodless coup d'état, the new PM brought Dr M back into UMNO's fold and appointed him a senator. The rest of Dr M's meteoric career is, to use a cliché, history, and a big one as it covers almost half of Malaya-Malaysia's history as an independent federal state.

So Dr M's public withdrawal of his support for his tú dì (徒弟 or disciple) would be deemed a very serious disadvantage for the latter's continuing position as PM, as Najib knows what had happened to AAB and previous DPMs, wakakaka - now do you know why I had described Dr M as Malaysia's éminence grise, wakakaka.

So in that post Sedition! For what purpose? I wrote:

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.

Now we read in the news that many political observers have analyzed Najib as kowtowing to Dr M in the authority's recent draconian actions against Pakatan pollies, which has seen a sinister and nasty dragnet that has unfortunately affected academician Azmi Sharon, the Penang PPS, Malaysiakini and probably my sweetie blogger matey, Susan Loone.

The IGP has added to the atmosphere of gloom by his intimidatory over-the-board intolerance even against twitterers of minor significance. Maybe he has forgotten that as a public servant, he's supposed to serve the public and not intimidate them. But alas, this is Malaysia and it's very Boleh here.

Okay, well and good (or bad) that we believe Najib is showing his sifu that even without the ISA, the security situation or rather UMNO's dominance over the political scenario is well under control, so Tun, relax lah! Wakakaka.

But wait, what about Tun? What had caused his concerns that Najib might be losing control or doing something a la AAB (wakakaka) that the Grand Olde Man didn't like - remember also what Tun Musa Hitam had said, that unless and until there is a clone of Dr Mahathir sitting in the PM's seat, Dr M won't ever be happy, wakakaka.

The following is purely kaytee's speculation, in the same way as I had earlier speculated Najib has been trying hard to show his sifu a la Ops Lalang that he is just as tough and also looking after Malay interests.

I began my speculation when I observed the movement of one minister, namely, Mohammed Nazri, who was previously Minister in the PM Department and currently the Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia.

Okay he may have a son who has been in the news, but let us not follow the biblical threat of:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me - Deuteronomy 5:9 

or for that matter, the iniquity of the son upon the dad, wakakaka. Besides, he had said that his son is not his wife and he (the son) doesn't tell him what he does, wakakaka, so let's examine him for what he is or has been.

From my observation, Nazri has always been the PM's man. Whether AAB or Najib, he has loyally supported the PM.

So, whenever something was or is against the PM's interests he would show his nastiness or unreasonableness, eg. in the Medical Council's derecognition of the Crimea State Medical University degrees (he called a MIC Aneh 'racist' 28 times, wakakaka), railed against Lim KS, called Bersih 'pondan' (then contextually 'coward'), and accused Dr Ponthirp Rojanasunand of lying during the inquest into TBH's still-unexplained death and on her allegations of political pressure on her not to continue participating in said inquest.

But he is not without his merits, being personally against capital punishment (death sentence), had supported Eli Wong when PKR and that MB acted dunno and were damn eager to abandon her - For more of the story, read my post UMNO's Nazri supports Elizabeth Wong, PKR's Khalid Ibrahim equivocates.

Then I had written: Oh, may I remind everyone again that Nazri was/is UMNO, Khalid Ibrahim was (wakakaka) PKR and Eli was/is PKR! Gawd, gasp, omigosh (Eli's lovely expressions), what a f*up party PKR has been!

Now this one is especially for Anwar's fans. Nazri had blasted Dr Mahathir as a 'bloody racist' for the latter's support of the Biro Tata Negara's (BTN) racist indoctrinations of civil servants and university students.

Then when Najib initiated his 1Malaysia policy, very much to Dr M's unhappiness and Muhyiddin's out-of-synch declaration that he was a 'Malay first' rather than a 'Malaysian first', Nazri wrote a letter to Utusan's Awang Selamat stating his famous "And yes, I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?”

At that point in time, Dr Mahathir was unhappy with Najib's 1Malaysia, because as I suspected, he couldn't bear the thought that under Najib's 1Malaysia administration, O Horror of Horrors, the Malays might no longer be the masters, the tuan of their ancestral land.

For him, 0.35Malaysia was acceptable provided 0.65Malaysia was flourishing and well ahead. Yes, during his 22-year term as PM he had ensured that, even unto tolerating those lil' Napoleons exceeding the boundaries of his policies, and corrupting the implementation of most.

Muhyiddin was then perceived as evasively tap-dancing away from his due support of the PM’s policy of 1Malaysia and into Dr Mahathir's camp. Hence Nazri's "I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?” could also be considered as a smart slap in Muhyiddin's face and a strong condemnation of Dr Mahathir's criticism of Najib's 1Malaysia.

Yes, as mentioned, there’s also a conscionable and decent side to Nazri in being against capital punishment when most in his party support the death sentence. Now, hadn't he been a regular (UMNO) heretic? Wakakaka.

But this is not a post on Nazri per se, but rather my observations of him as, if you like wakakaka, a Head-kicking Heretic Harbinger of the PM's policies and intent. Dr M had once called him AAB's Hatchetman, wakakaka.

His Head-kicking qualities are already well known where he would even call Dr M a 'bloody racist' and those against Najib's 1Malaysia policy, bigots. He was also not very nice to Lim KS, the late Karpal and the MIC anehs on the issue of the Crimea State Medical University degrees.

His (political, not religious) Heretic characteristics have been his condemnation of the BTN's racist indoctrination, his personal stand against capital punishment which was at odds with UMNO's hardline stand for the death sentence, his "I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?”, a virtual tight slap at Muhyiddin.

Late last year he was reported by TMI as follows:

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz believes that his contributions to Malaysia pale in comparison to that of Datuk Nicol David or Datuk Lee Chong Wei, who both wield racquets in the country's name.

“I am nothing compared to Nicol’s contributions. She has done so much for Malaysia on the world stage,” the Umno veteran and Tourism and Culture Minister tells The Malaysian Insider.

Yet the pride that he expresses towards the world squash champion and badminton ace is tempered with pain when he thinks of how some Malay-Muslims feel towards people like Nicol and Lim.

“When they go overseas they fight for Malaysia. Not for China or India. Yet when they come back, there are people who say their community has got no place in this country.

“That is unacceptable,” he stresses with a shake of the head.

“For the first 50 years we can excuse ourselves for tolerating each other’s racial and religious differences. But now we have to start accepting that we are all different and think of ourselves as Malaysians first.”

But the most telling Nazri-heresy (wakakaka) of all was his statement in an interview with The Edge Financial Daily in 2011 saying that a non-Malay could be prime minister if he was right for the job.

In the interview he (then as acting Law Minister) said: “If it happens that the best person is a non-Malay, so be it. I cannot say, ‘I’m Malaysian first, but the prime minister must be Malay.’ You can’t have your cake and eat it (too).”

Undeniably the above statement to UMNO would be political heresy, hence Nazri would be considered by his political party as, not unlike Pharaoh Akhenaten, a heretic, wakakaka.

Pharaoh Akhenaten

he introduced monotheism to the Middle-East and
was considered by the ancient polytheistic Egyptians as a heretic

So that's Nazri's Head-kicking Heretic qualitics, which brings us to his final (3rd) part of his title, that as a Harbinger or messenger of the PM's intention.

Tell me, when did you last read of his politically Heretic ways? wakakaka.

On 02 August the Star Online reported Nazri agrees with Penang proposal to bar foreign cooks in hawker stalls.

On 15 August 2014 FMT reported Nazri takes friendly fire which reads (extracts):

Nazri Aziz’s support for Lim Guan Eng’s proposal to ban foreign labour from cooking Penang street fare is one such case to highlight. More recently, there was an attempt by a pro-Umno blogger to link Nazri to a video of a group of people frolicking in their birthday suits on the beach in Teluk Bahang, Penang.

The blogger zeroed in on Nazri and attacked him for his cordial relations with the DAP Chief Minister of Penang, seeing some connection in Nazri’s presence in Penang at the time the video was purportedly taken. Nazri, in his usual frankness, called the blogger “stupid” and “sub-standard”.

This episode with Nazri in his role as the Tourism Minister supporting the government of Penang isn’t particularly controversial by any yardstick. But in the eyes of pro-Umno bloggers, Nazri had crossed the line because he was depicted in photos as having far too much fun with Lim at the Penang Arts Festival. [...]

But our fractured society and education system have engendered the belief that politics and government should both be the sole, exclusive domain of Umno or its proxies, and that everything or everyone else is an interloper.

A fanatic’s mindset will never admit fresh air and sunshine into its recesses. He will not acknowledge that any genuine act of good or kindness from the enemy is even possible.

Thus when Nazri strays into the crosshairs of the blogger’s “target acquisition system”, already pre-set to select Pakatan targets, the operator of the missile fails to discern friend from foe. He recognises Nazri, but fires anyway. “That smiling man must be an ally of the enemy; why else would he be in a war zone?” he thinks to himself.

On 18 August 2014, TMI reported Dr Mahathir withdraws support for Najib government.

As Nazri is known as a PM's man and thus also as a Harbinger of the PM's inclination, and Nazri was seen to be chummy with Lim GE, was Dr M alarmed by Nazri's friendliness with Lim as a harbinger of Najib's wooing of Lim?

wouldn't this drive someone mad?

no, am not talking about Dr M, Perkasa or ISMA, wakakaka

Yes, 'tis all kaytee's speculation, but consider the following:

Najib wants to progress Malaysia onwards and out of a likely coming slump - obviously he doesn't want to be known or seen as the PM of Malaysia who allowed his country to become a failed state.

Unlike UMNO's hardliners, he assesses he needs the nons to support him in his development plans.

The MCA, MIC and Gerakan have been monumental failures in their inability to gather support from the nons, so to Najib they're f**king useless. Sorry for my blunt words but I am bluntly truthful.

PKR is automatically persona non grata because of Manmanlai, wakakaka, and PAS is either already in the Malay Unity bag, wakakaka (the ulama camp) or staunchly anti-UMNO in a struggle for the Heartland support (the Erdogens).

By simple elimination, there remains only the DAP which coincidentally has enormous Chinese and to a lesser extent Indian support. Najib wants to harness those support (remember Hindraf, not so much for its failure but for the fact that Najib wanted its claimed Indian support, wakakaka).

Hence Nazri would be seen as Najib's Head-kicking Heretic Harbinger (in his chummy relationship with DAP's Lim GE) because for UMNO to cooperate with the DAP would be considered by its hardliners as an act of political heresy. But that's precisely why Nazri had that vanguard role, to test the DAP water with his toes and to also take the flak (friendly fire) from the anti-DAP UMNO-ites.

Now Najib doesn't necessarily require the DAP to join the BN, but to cooperate in bipartisanship on a number of development fronts.

Bipartisanship and inter-party cooperation will definitely involve a give & take informal friendliness and partnership, and that might have been what worried Dr M, especially the give-to-DAP part of the give & take relationship, wakakaka.

And Nazri's whole-hearted support of Lim's 'no foreign hawker-cook' proposed policy seems to be a give-to-DAP gesture.

Yes, MCA, MIC and Gerakan have been worried too but WTF could they do, wakakaka - wait, maybe they ran to tell daddy and cry in his lap? Wakakaka.

And I speculate/suspect that has been why Dr M launched a preemptive strike against Najib's wannabe-friends with DAP.

So if my speculations have been right, poor Najib has to hold that chummy-buddy-matey plan in abeyance to please the Olde Man of the Sea sitting on his shoulders, wakakaka, and at the same time show he's not particularly chummy with the DAP by charging DAP politicians with all sorts of bull sedition, at least until a more fortuitous period avails, ...

... but economically, time is running short for him.