Monday, December 27, 2010

The 1 Malaysia Concept





"Ever since the 2008 elections , politicians have begun to look more like representatives of their respective parties than their respective constituents. While i tend to agree that no labels is an inspirational movement, because it rallies Malaysians to promote the ideas that our leaders have failed to advocate which are sound policies, not strong parties, sensible dialogue, and not senseless division. This glaring truth is made worst  when petty issues such as the 1Malaysia concept has got extremists in Government and opposition entrench themselves in senseless bickering over an issue best reserved for  " kopitiam  hours" to say the least.
 
Notwithstanding  that the  concept  of 1 Malaysia will  indeed be a binding factor for all Malaysians and 'carry ' out the vital duty of keeping our nation’s leaders focused and committed to moving Malaysia forward., my educated assessment (open to debate) says , the Prime Minister is dead serious on this 1 Malaysia ideology and for this alone we should put our differences aside and rally behind him"
Danil Daud




I for one as a citizen of this country fully subscribe to the 1 Malaysia concept introduced by The Prime Minister.  

The Prime Minister in his recent Christmas Day speech had said that '1Malaysia'  is apolitical and should be accepted as such without the need to blindly hurled abuses at the concept .

. I echo his sentiments and believe Malaysians should abide by this sincere intent  of  The Prime Minister in wanting a united Malaysia  by   viewing the 1 Malaysia slogan as a useful tool  to be applied in noble perspectives. A concept  which in overtime be construed as and when put into practiced  through fair transparent  policies  be one of several determining factors in bringing the diverse ethnicity  of our nation together

Hence , The recent banning  the usage of the 1 Malaysia slogan in and around Selangor reflects badly on the Selangor State Government. Their(Selangor State Government) manoeuvrings on this subject should instead  be taken as a move filled with hidden political agenda.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Anticipating the arrival of a New Year 'So where do we go from here'

Where Do We Go From Here? How About Back To The Basics.


Our basic financial system appears to be broken. The Federal government is borrowing from our future and using the money to bail out crooks, cronies, and contributors. Here we are at the dawn of another New Year making resolutions especially at tightening  our wallets  anxiously waiting for  the second Great Depression that the alternative media is clamoring for, vis a vis the continuous trend of the dreaded "price hike" of fossil fuel and the domino effect 'price increase'  it has on other essential goods , all the while looking around for solutions and saviors.

I can tell you who WON’T save us: the Prime Minister, Parliament, the Cabinet, UMNO, Barisan Nasioanal , Pakatan Rakyat, the Security and Exchange Commission chairman, the Finance Minister,  the new outfit named MCLM , or even a new Prime Minister. No, what will get us out of this bind is the same thing that has gotten us out of binds in the past:

Getting back to basics.

Any football coach will tell you that when you’re down at half-time and getting whipped all over the field to focus on the basics of defending and tackling. A track coach will tell you when you’re way behind to focus on each step and to keep your arms in and your pace steady. A golf coach will tell you to keep your head down and your left arm straight. A business coach will tell you to cut your expenses and grow your customer base. Getting back to the basics is the surest way to resolve any crisis.

Our “leaders” won’t listen to reason, so what are the financial basics WE need to focus on to insure that we, as individuals, have a secure financial future and that we don’t have to be bailed out (a personal bail out is called bankruptcy)?

1. Live within your means starting TODAY. C’mon. Do you really need a new car, boat, house, flat screen TV, vacation home, truck, plane, furniture, or wardrobe? Contentment will take you a long way financially so cut those expenses.
2. Budget your income starting TODAY. From this point forward, make it a practice to know where every cent of your income is going. Even if you don’t make enough to cover your current expenses, write a budget anyway. Make your money go where you want it to go.
3. Formulate a plan to get out of debt TODAY. Whether you prefer the Dave Ramsey method of paying off small balances first or you prefer to pay off the largest interest rate accounts first, start a plan to eliminate debt from your financial life.
4. Seek ways to diversify your income TODAY. Anytime you can make extra money, you can use those funds to work on your debt or help cover your expenses.
5. Save something out of every paycheck TODAY. Ideally, the larger the amount the better, but don’t be intimidated if you cannot save that “magical 10 percent.” Any amount is a start, and getting started is the hardest part of the game. Just get started. Only RM 5? It’s a start. People have come to this country notwithstanding through the backdoor or someother dubious way ,  with less and accomplished a great deal.
So can you. Nothing fancy. No shrewd moves. No collateralized debt obligations, no mortgage backed securities, no credit default swaps or anything that isn’t easily understood by a 5th grader. The basics are just that … the basics.

Where DO we go from here? The answer is anywhere you wish but only after you have gotten the basics down pat

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Little Red Dot that we call Singapore ( The Tunku Aziz take on the little red dot )

 

  1. I have been a friend of Singapore over many years and have a very good friends there who I met when I was working for Sime Darby Singapore from 1988-1991. I take pride in the fact that I know a little bit about how they operate.
    Yes, they are not a bunch of sentimentalists; if they were, they would not be what they are today. They are very competent, thorough and realistic: they stand up Singapore and get their job done very well. You have to take them seriously and prepare yourself thoroughly before you meet them at the negotiating table.
    They will play golf with you, they will party with you but don’t misunderstand their gestures. At the end of the day when they will get what is best for Singapore. This means that they know their bottom line and will work hard to get it, giving away as little as possible. They have no personal agendas.
    I respect them for their thoroughness and meticulous attention to detail, but their perceived arrogance is something else. When I lived and worked among them, I learned to accept that despite our common historical roots, they are different from us as they are students of the Lee Kuan Yew School of realpolitik and ardent practitioners of LKY’s realist diplomacy. –Din Merican
  2. Excellent YM Tunku,excellent. Finally we need to say it like it is. Better we M’sians finally understand that we need to treat some countries as clinically as they see us.
    I echo YM Tunku’s sentiment, Yes, “pray tell us what exactly is the context?” This is a sliver lining. We now know how we need to deal with neighbours of such “calibre”. It is akin to those who live next door to us in our own street and have a view that they are more superior than us, then we treat them accordingly , with civility and nothing else.
    For,”It has become apparent that it is simply not worth the effort to cultivate this uncultivable bad mouthing neighbour of ours. You cannot ever be right with it because it is never wrong.”
    Well said, Tunku, well said.Even though our leaders have no clue we the people have.

  3. Ancient history aside and no matter how Singapore or the whole world may perceived it , everything there is of the ‘ little red dot ‘ evolve around LKY . Lee is Singapore’s demi- god who had figuratively speaking descended from the heavens taking human form and unlike the Messiah , have since remain with his people to this very day which according to human assessment of a mortals life span is a feat in itself.
    Now , whenever Lee and Singapore comes in mind , the phrase “No man is an island” definitely deserves reconsideration.
    How Singaporeans behave in their endeavors to me is secondary but the fundamental fact of their progress is paramount and should serve as a lesson to all!!

 

 

danildaud, better relations still possible post Mahathir and LKY then and Tunku Aziz is unduly pessimistic,I think. It is learning from the past and then building partnership based on mutual respect and interest. Go win-win.–Din Merican
Well danil, Harry’s favourite contemplative yogic chant is “maranatha” which means “O Lord Come!”. This is a reflection of his ability to come hither and tither.., whether anyone likes it or not.
The Ugly Singaporean is very real and lacks emotionalism and compassion. It is not just the Kiasu and Kiasi-ness that is so much in their psyche – it is the brash arrogance that will be their unmaking.
In China (PRC) they are considered a nuisance and in certain countries within Asean, they are regarded as slave masters – even in religious instituions. They know it all, and they are masters of their own red-dot universe.
I do not see anything ‘empowering’ about them and respect they have none – except to their worldly authority. They have no redeeming graces.
Having said this, i must admit, my relatives ‘down’ there are also in this mould. They cannot partake of sambal petai or cincalok because it is considered food of the aborigines or ‘sakai’ as they call it. And this is only in gastronomic terms, whatmore diplomacy.
Menyalak-er





 

The Singaporeans Technocrats do their “homework” and due diligence before each encounter and when meet with our Malaysian’s counterpart…of course the Malysians get “hammered” because
01.our politicians come not to negotiate for Malaysia but also for themselves.
02.their “confidential” files on these “politician” will have exposed them as “flawed & tainted” and therefore “easy meat”…feed their cravings & greed as long as Singapore reach their “goals”.
Isn’t their “assessment” correct…just heard in BBC that the “madmen” of North Korea is going to spew Nuclear…don’t be Wimps…take in on the Chin and move on…because that’s similar to how Meritocracy works…the fittest survive and that’s why Malaysia is wallowing in Mediocrcrity with our half
continued..
is wallowing in Mediocrity with our half baked Politicians.
By the way…the phrase..”No Man is an Island”…I prefer…” We are all Islands but in a Common Ocean.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysia-Singapore Relations: Singapore redefines braggadocio

by Tunku A. Aziz
“To view them (Singapore) through rose-tinted spectacles as is our wont would distort even further a relationship that has never been known for its convergence of views on even the most pedestrian of issues. Rather, it has always had all the makings and attributes of a potentially protracted and acrimonious future”.–Tunku A. Aziz

How about the KTM Land Issue?
Four years ago, on October 18, 2006, I wrote an opinion piece from my 30th-floor office in the UN Secretariat, New York, for the New Sunday Times.
The title, “Singapore is simply a neighbour too far”, I thought fairly described my assessment of the state of our relations with neighbouring Singapore.
It upset a great many Singaporeans; it also made many realise that “what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”
A Singaporean behaves too much like an insecure lover, forever seeking assurance that she is the fairest of them all and that she is much admired and loved. The insatiable craving for praise and adoration would, in normal circumstances, point to a serious flaw in the national character.
This much I remember from the child psychology lectures I attended in college all those long years ago. How else can you explain their supercilious behaviour towards us, the Japanese and Indians, all falling into the category of “stupid?”
Singapore is not an unknown quantity to us in Malaysia. In a sense it is of us, but not part of us. Forget the so-called historical ties that are supposed to underpin our relations because they amount to nothing in practice.
To view them through rose-tinted spectacles as is our wont would distort even further a relationship that has never been known for its convergence of views on even the most pedestrian of issues. Rather, it has always had all the makings and attributes of a potentially protracted and acrimonious future.
Singapore has no time for sentiments; emotion is anathema to its national make-up. So, do not use that tack because it simply will not wash with it. Singapore is brutally clinical and rarely takes prisoners in any engagement with it.
Being small is not always easy, especially when you are trying to flex your muscles and punch above your weight. To be constantly reminded that you are nothing more than a little red dot on the face of the earth as President B.J. Habibie of Indonesia once did, somewhat insensitively, must touch some raw nerves, especially for a country that can justifiably claim a string of successes on so many fronts.
Now, even the Minister Mentor has doubts if his creation is really a country. For a “country” that has yet to establish an identity, Singapore is overbearingly obnoxious.
In our dealings with Singapore, we must never take it at face value. Let us disabuse ourselves quickly of the notion that sentiments and goodwill will cut any ice with it. We have to adopt an equally cold, clinical and legalistic approach, as it always does.
Think how often we have ended up drawing the proverbial short straw in our negotiations

Remember MSA Break-up
with Singapore? The most celebrated was undoubtedly the MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airline) divorce from which we came away with barely the shirt on the back. Singapore has always made it clear that it has no time for the sort of sentimental nonsense we wallow in, and operates simply on the basis of exacting maximum advantage, the pound of flesh, it can wangle out of any deal, no matter what.
Based on past experience with it, and in order to avoid unnecessary unpleasantness, such as being accused of bullying a small neighbour and of other unfair and malevolent behaviour, we should, as far as possible, leave Singapore to revel alone in its glorious splendour. In short, it is a neighbour too far, with apologies to “A Bridge Too Far”.
It has become apparent that it is simply not worth the effort to cultivate this uncultivable bad mouthing neighbour of ours. You cannot ever be right with it because it is never wrong. Winning some and losing some is not a thing that sits well with it. Winners take all, much like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is a strategy that appears to be well entrenched and suited to its national psyche.
Our relations with a neighbour such as Singapore, with its propensity for, and unseemly preoccupation with, scoring a debating point or two at every turn, must be circumscribed by the most formal and correct behaviour on our part.
While it is clear that we cannot avoid Singapore altogether as it is a neighbour after all, we should lead separate lives, taking nothing from it that is not ours, and, in turn, give it nothing such as the KTM land that is not its due.
With a neighbour that has developed bad mouthing into a fine art form, its foreign minister has the temerity to tell us not to take their condemnation of all things Malaysian out of context. Pray, what exactly is the context, Mr Yeo?
Now that Najib the peddler of durian diplomacy knows what his admirers across the narrow sluggish waterway really think of him, a view no doubt shared by many in his own backyard, I wonder what other great plans he has in mind to develop with Singapore. They have even implied that he is connected with a deed most foul. And what is more, he is dim witted in their estimation. I do not necessarily disagree with them on this score. Who says there is no freedom of speech in Singapore?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Strolling down memory lane "Hse. No. 89 South Road Jesselton"

The Big house was haunted by some most unruly but rascal ghosts With no respect for bedtime hours, especially of their hosts Just as they get tucked in at night they hear a ghostly breath Which demands a glass of water or they’ll scare em half to death And sometimes when they were fast asleep a foot will knock their heads And they would wake up and see thirteen ghosts all jumping on their beds Grand-mama asked them to desist and stop and many times enjoined them But with ghosts it’s quite impossible to beat them ’til you’ve joined them

This post is dedicated to "Short Man" Big House most revered and resident ghost

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Satan up close and personal

                               
                                                                                                                                                                  

Satan or Saitan  ( also goes by the aliases Lucifer, The Antichrist,The Devil, Gucci Mane, Beelzebub, Scratch, Prince of Darkness, Lady Gaga, Kak Pidah , Mike Tyson and sometimes Jibbo) faggot Kevin , known as the Unholy Bitch of Darkness, or sometimes referred to as Maha Firaun of bengkok bridge fame , or the Pigtail persecutor , is basically a hardcore gangster who singlehandedly runs UN , MACC, PDRM etc.. , aka Musang. the fox


He once drew a penis on a toilet seat. This confirmed that he was indeed, the biggest Gansgter from Capital/Aman Hill of all time.


Once he even called the Messiah a “butthole” and a “really big jerk who picks his nose sometimes” thus proving that he is super hardcore and a real “Muthafukin G Y’all”. Exile on Main Street

He has a pretty bad reputation and is generally disliked, except for people who listen to Namewee’s version of ‘Negara-ku’, Malaya hip-hop, trance , armenian chanting , and blink-182.

This led many theologians  throughout History to label Satan as the “Dork-in-chief”, or the “Lord of Dorkness”, although it is a fact known that Satan sometimes gets to have sex with Mongolian beauties , red-skinned vampire chicks, crack cocaine junkie girls and Ebola-contracting bats as well, but not much with dork or nerdy girls like dorks get to sleep with (or dream of doing so) at lower levels in the hierarchy. This policy has been widely criticized, due to the well researched fact that dorks like Bung ‘hole’ Munkee and nerds like Big Fat Roast-mah need sexy love too.

Satan is a self described Anarcho-Fascist (whatever that means) and donates heavily to Ab. Ali’s Perkasa and Al-Qaida respectively. He is also the sole “intelligent” being on this planet who cares watching or listening to infomercials and is enjoying it.

So whatever you do, stay away from him at all costs!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Shit is the word

Shit may just be the most powerful word in the English language.


You can be shit faced,

shit out of luck,
or have shit for brains
With a little effort,
you can get your shit together,
find a place for your shit or
decide to shit or get off the pot.
You can smoke shit,
buy shit,
sell shit,
lose shit,
find shit,
forget shit,
and tell others to eat shit and die.


Some people know their shit
while others
can’t tell the difference
between
shit and shineola.


There are lucky shits,
dumb shits,
crazy shits
and sweet shits.

There is bull shit,
horse shit,
chicken shit and
holy shit!


You can throw shit,
sling shit,
catch shit,
or duck when shit hits the fan.


You can give a shit
or
serve shit on a shingle.


You can find yourself in deep shit
or
Be happier than a pig in shit.


Some days are colder than shit,
some days are hotter than shit,
and some days are just plain shitty.


Some music sounds like shit,
things can look like shit,
smell like shit,
taste like shit,
and there are times when you feel like shit.


You can have too much shit,
not enough shit,
the right shit,
the wrong shit or
a lot of weird shit.
You can carry shit,
have a mountain of shit,
or find yourself up shit creek without a paddle.

When you stop to consider all the facts,
it’s the basic building block of creation.

And remember, once you know your shit,
you don’t need to know anything else!


Pass this along if you give a shit!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Leaders to Quit PKR, says former Secretary-General Dato Sallehuddin




I believe that Anwar Ibrahim is a patriot. Even though that word, ‘patriot,’ is not so politically correct these days. The opposition de- facto leader is unquestionably a person of very high intelligence who possesses political survival instincts. But I fear that because of his desire to please a handful of party personnel and the very thought of his second sodomy trial , he’s been drawn into making concessions that are now undermining the very foundations of Pkr .
Unfortunately, I have to say that he’s become confused and lost his way. The very survival of Pkr , taking into account the present circumstances rest more on the shoulders of it’s members rather than on its fickle leaders -

Neville Spykerman



PKR could lose up to five more lawmakers who are disgruntled with the party and are waiting for the right moment to announce their resignations, said Datuk Sallehuddin Hashim.
The party has already lost nine lawmakers, including four MPs, in the past two years and suffered another blow last Sunday when it failed to retain the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency in a by-election. It now has 26 MPs.
“Those MPs and state assemblymen, who had been contemplating leaving the party, have all decided but are waiting for the right time to do so in view of their particular beef.” the former PKR secretary-general told The Malaysian Insider yesterday.
He said the five each had his own “trigger-point”, when asked if Sunday’s Hulu Selangor by-election defeat would be a catalyst for more defections from the party.
“If by ‘defections’ you mean elected representatives leaving the party, the expected loss of Hulu Selangor is an insignificant event.”
Sallehuddin pointed out that  ’desertions’ among leader in the grassroots has been continuous since the early days of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy court hearings.
He said these leaders are activists that form the bulk of Anwaristas, who is 1999 formed Parti Keadilan — the forerunner of PKR. Sallehuddin added that party elections in November will see more significant desertions.According Sallehuddin the desertions will be “engineered” by a small group of leaders whom Anwar is beholden to for support in his quest for Putrajaya and his personal legal problems.
“These desertions are reflective of the grassroots desire to keep the original struggle rather than the narrow Anwar-centric path. Anwar’s neediness is turning them off.”
Apart from the lawmakers who all became independent, five state assemblymen — two each from Perak and Kedah, and one from Selangor — are also independents. A number of grassroots leaders have also left the party or joined UMNO.
Sallehuddin who quite last January was seen at many of the press conferences called by former party members to announce their resignations.
The latest was on April 19, when Hulu Selangor PKR treasurer Dr Halili Rahmat announced his defection to UMNO on the grounds that he had lost faith in the opposition party. Selangor PKR chief Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim yesterday said those wanting to leave the party are welcome to go.
“I would prefer for them to defect now rather than later.” said the Selangor mentri besar, who was asked whether more defections were expected following the outcome of Sunday’s by election where Datuk Zaid Ibrahim was defeated by MIC’s P. Kamalanathan.
Khalid pointed out that PKR was not crumbling and managed to hold its own against the BN onslaught during campaigning. He pointed out that ‘defections’ was common among all parties, where ordinary members leave or joined other parties, and not limited just to PKR.
His political secretary Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad pointed out that Hulu Selangor was not the first by-election that PKR had lost and the party was not weaker just because of it. “We have been losing by-elections all along but win or lose, genuine leaders will stay with the party.” said the Seri Setia state lawmaker.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010



Comments By : Danil Daud


The Panel of Morons issued its first ever decision in the Hulu Selongkar case. The Panel ruled 3-2 in favor of the Plaintiff, Zack Ibrouhim of Pakitan , that Kamal Nutties , the info-chief of Monkees In Cage (MIC) a component of Big Nuisance or in short BN , is a Moron.

In its complaint, Pakitan argued that Mr. Kamal Nutties should be declared a Moron for persuading a neglected group of poor , mostly toddy addicts to join forces with Perkosong , a purba-like tribal outfit similar to the 10000 BC Cavemen if they harboured any dreams , wet or dry of getting their hands on an expensive bottle of Chivas . In arguing the Plaintiff’s claim against Mr. K. Nutties, the Undersecretary of State for Moron Affairs, Mr.Kacang Kodah, asked, “ Pakitan and its allies have committed themselves in improving the lives of these neglected lot and if they insist on having a sip of Chivas , Mr. Angap the chief of Slongkar’s Pakitan is willing to consider. Why would Mr. Kamal Nutties in an attempt to win support hoodwink an already cheated community ? He is either a Moron, or he himself was high on samsu haram at the time.”

In a written statement issued by Hindwarf, the org. stated that
it is shocked to see this comment appearing in media outlets, Hindwarf has put fighting against segregation of this group of people and fighting against those who oppressed ‘our’ people as priority No. 1.  And in that context, whoever has come up with that comment is a Moron.
Mr. Thin , Mr. Barker , Mr.Nosofrank , and Ms. Libis voted in favor of the Plaintiff. “It is, like, you know, our opinion,” wrote Ms. Libis, “that Mr. Kamal Nutties is a Moron. Did you know he wears his wife’s cups as his cap ? As a proud member of Womans-lib, I think that’s just gross and disgusting.”
Gov. Bribescam Carlo Coyote and Madame La-la-bye dissented. “How,” asked Madame La-la-bye , “can anyone call the most chic malaysian a Moron? Besides, illicit samsu can really f–k you up.”
Mr. Kamal Nutties Moron Quotient is calculated to be 0.39, classifying him as a Quasi-Moron.



Ooops , should be 4-2

MIC’s Kamal goes after Malay votes in Hulu Selangor

by S Pathmawathy
INTERVIEW Right-wing group PERKASA is not belligerent against non-Malays as its aim is to promote the empowerment of the Malay community, said BN’s Hulu Selangor candidate P Kamalanathan.
The 44-year-old public relations manager, whose task is to convince Hulu Selangor’s 34,020 – or 52.7 percent of – Malay voters of Hulu Selangor that he is their man in the upcoming by-election, said that PERKASA’s role is about “empowering” the Malay race and it does not trample on the rights of other races.
NONE“PERKASA has its own role. It is strengthening its (Malay) race, its language and its religion, and we (MIC) are also doing the same by strengthening our race, religion and language,” he stressed.
“Is it wrong for me to want to memperkasakan (empower) my race and my language? Is it wrong for me to want to memperkasakan Tamil schools?” he asked.
Speaking to Malaysiakini at his home in Taman Garing, Kamalanathan said that despite championing one’s own ethnic group, it is crucial that economic growth and wealth is shared by all.
The MIC candidate, who is carrying the BN flag in the tussle with the opposition alliance of Pakatan Rakyat, is confident of gaining solid support from all communities with the help of its coalition partners – UMNO, MCA and Gerakan.
Asked about his strategy for winning back the support of Indian community which has turned its back on former incumbent G Palanivel in the 2008 general election, Kamalanathan said:
“We are never contented. Even if we have regain the Indian ground, we will continue to work. Gone are the days when we sat back and say they all will believe us. We are on our toes everyday.” Moreover, he reminded that the marginalised Indian community has been given “a lot of support” from Palanivel, but it is up to them to make use of it.
“We can only take the horse to water but we cannot force the horse to drink it. Sometimes opportunities don’t come rolling to your door, I am where I am today because I worked hard.  Every Malaysian is successful today because they worked hard… we must believe in our abilities and we must have confidence as we must also be motivated and inspired to be successful,” he said.
‘Kamalanathan speaks better Malay than Zaid’
Kamalanathan, 44, who hails from neighbouring Rawang, also highlighted that his command of the Malay language has been praised by others to be better than by-election opponent Zaid Ibrahim’s.
“I read on Twitter, and one posting said that, ‘I’m surprised Kamalanathan speaks better Malay than Zaid…’ and this was not said by an Indian or Chinese but a Malay,” he said. Kamalanathan argued that he lives close enough to Hulu Selangor to be considered a local.
NONE“Hulu Selangor is only a stone throw away from Rawang… I have lived in Rawang for 43 years and I have many relatives and friends from the constituency,” he said.
Taking a swipe at Zaid, who was formerly from Kota Bharu, the MIC national information chief said his advantage is that he understands the needs of the people that he has grown up with.
“Rawang is so much closer to Hulu Selangor, the nearest town is Sungai Choh, I have many friends whom I studied with – from Sungai Buaya, Sungai Gapi and Serendah because at that time everyone attended Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seri Garing (a secondary school in Rawang),” he said.
“I know a lot of friends and family who live in Serendah and I have a lot linkages (so much so) during the durian season, I have a friend in Ladang Sungai Choh who owns an orchard and we would go there to have durians,” he added.
“I live nearby so I am able to convince and talk to the people on what I can do… I don’t want to know what Zaid can do, I don’t want to know what Pakatan is going do, and it is their right to do whatever they want.”
NONEKamalanathan was quick to add that he is a “team player”, unlike Zaid who left UMNO in 2008. “I will not abandon the ship I’m sailing, I will sink and swim with this party and with the people of Hulu Selangor. If there is a problem, I will find a solution within the system. I will not jump ship.”
Zaid, who was formerly the law minister and senator, had resigned from his post in protest to the arbitrary detention of Selangor executive councillor Teresa Kok, blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and journalist Tan Hoon Cheng.
He was later sacked from UMNO for attending several opposition events. Last year, Zaid joined PKR, and has been entrusted with the task of drawing up Pakatan’s common policy framework.
Asked if winning the election would bring MIC back its former glory, Kamalanathan said: “MIC is not about Kamalanathan… MIC has more than 500,000 members throughout the country. Winning and losing an election is part of the process, and losing does not mean MIC has not done anything”.
He also said that he is confident that the party grassroots who were slightly disgruntled over the sidelining of G Palanivel, will eventually support him. “They will return to support me. Maybe it will take a day or two, but they will return. Plus, I will meet them after this,” he said.

Hulu Selangor a green wonderland
Besides vowing to win back the support of the people, Kamalanathan also spoke of his aspirations for the bucolic Hulu Selangor.  “The environment, greenery and the coolness of Kuala Kubu Bahru is very peaceful and quiet. It gives you inspiration. I like Kuala Kubu Bahru,” he said.
One of his ambitious plans is to turn Hulu Selangor into an educational hub, which in turn, would transform the social economic woes in the area, he said.
NONE“There is a lot of possibilities for educational institutions there… the prime minister and the deputy prime minister have made a decision to build a UiTM there. It is an indication of how serious we are…
“YBK (Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan) is working very hard, they have a piece of land and they want to build a university,” he said.
“They want to construct an educational city, and with that there will be new development there. Houses rental will go up, with this other institutions will come and livelihood can be uplifted and abandoned housing project can be revived,” he added energetically.
Satellite townships such as Bukit Beruntung, Bukit Sentosa, Sungai Cho, Sungai Buaya, Kampung Koskan, Serendah, Kerling, Kalompang, Batang Kali, Hulu Yam, Rasa and Pertak, all have its own unique selling point, he added.
“The basic necessities of the people who live there must be solve. The Maslow’s hierarchy of needs says that the most important thing is a place to live, food to eat and clothes to wear,” he said.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Push for Sabah, S'wak's independence: Next stop UN

 comments: Danildaud

" This is one serious issue , what will the implications be like?

 Sabahan's and for that matter Sarawakian's need to give careful thought over the consequences and atrocities that may come their way if plans to secede the Malaysian Federation takes place.
The idea of self governance may appear nice on the surface but as we dwell deeper into the subject matter , we are compel to come face to face with the overwhelming risk of bloodshed and other major problems that will likely arise in going about implementing  let alone achieving , a secure and sovereign nation  , notwithstanding  the quest for independence is through the negotiation table ."




     By Athi Shankar


GEORGE TOWN: A group of prominent politicians and social activists from East Malaysia are seriously contemplating pulling out Sabah and Sarawak from the Federation of Malaysia.
They are planning to take up their case to the United Nations to hold a referendum on the status of the Borneo states as independent nations.
They no longer want their states to be under the clutches of the Umno-led Putrajaya administration.
The group has already sought legal advice from the international community to explore all orderly and democratic means to legally declare Sabah and Sarawak as separate sovereign states.
Sources said the group was keen to avoid any civil unrest, bloodshed and armed conflict with the central government, features usually associated with separatist movements.
“They want to resolve the pressing issue by peaceful and civilised means,” said the source.
It’s learnt that about seven representatives from the group met London-based Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) chairman P Waytha Moorthy in Indonesia early this week to discuss the matter.
Sources close to the group said the activists sought Waytha Moorthy’s help to facilitate their imminent representation in the UN.
It’s learnt that Waytha Moorthy had agreed to assist them, with the help of several influential international organisations.
Waytha Moorthy recently facilitated a group of activists to air their grouses and grievances against the federal government at the UK Parliament.
'Systematic looting and plundering'
The group of activists are deeply perturbed by the federal government’s alleged violations of the states’ rights, interests and benefits for more than four decades since the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.
“The group is angry over the systematic looting and plundering of the states’ wealth by Umno and its cronies,” said a source.
Sabah, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore formerly joined Malaysia in 1963. However, Singapore left the Federation in 1965.
The Sabah and Sarawak activists believe that just like Singapore, their states too can pull out from Malaysia.
Sabah and Sarawak are two natural resources rich provinces in Malaysia, with massive wealth potentials in oil reserves and forestry.
However, Sabahans and Sarawakians are convinced that they have remained poor due to the federal government's “manipulation and usurpation” of their power to self-determine their own affairs.
Unhappy over petro dollars
They are crying foul over the mere five percent royalty cut received for their own oil, while the Putrajaya administration “steals” 95 percent of petro dollars.
“People from both Sabah and Sarawak realise that they are being short-changed. They know there has been daylight robbery of their god-given richness,” said a source.
Another contentious issue is the existence of an estimated 1.7 million illegal immigrants as rightful citizens in Sabah.
Sabahans termed the illegal immigrants, mostly Filipino and Indonesian Muslims, as former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy.
“The government since under Mahathir has systematically brought in these aliens and granted them citizenships. These aliens are now legal MyKad holders in Sabah. It’s absolutely outrageous and ludicrous,” said the source.
The illegal immigrant issue in Sarawak is not as disturbing as in Sabah although it is equally damaging.
'Raping of forest wealth'
The major issue in Sarawak is the “raping of state forest wealth” by the Umno-backed Taib Mahmud’s government at the expense of the indigenous population.
The natives are also disgruntled by the usurpation of their customary land rights by the authorities despite a recent apex court ruling against it.
Sabahans and Sarawakians are also said to be peeved with the “Malay-nisation and Islamisation” process of their states’ bureaucracy and political systems.
Activists claimed that the federal government had appointed native Muslims to helm various ministerial portfolios and government departments to hasten and fasten this process.
“These Muslim leaders and bureaucratic heads are puppets dancing to the tune played by their masters in Putrajaya,” said the source

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oil royalty explanation is insult to intelligence, says Ku Li. But he is guilty as hell for having helped draft such a lopsided deal.

Oil royalty explanation is insult to intelligence, says Ku Li
By Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Petronas founder Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today rubbished attempts by the federal government to explain, through newspaper advertisements, its refusal to pay the Kelantan government oil royalty.
“The advertisement fails to point out that almost all the oil found in Malaysia is located more than three nautical miles offshore, and Petronas has nevertheless been making oil payments to the states,” said the Gua Musang MP in a statement today.
The Information, Communication and Culture Ministry yesterday took out full-page advertisements, in Malay weeklies, consisting of a list of eight questions and answers to rebut Tengku Razaleigh’s argument that Kelantan, as well as other states, are entitled to the five per cent oil royalty under the Petroleum Development Act 1974.

In late January, Tengku Razaleigh had spoken in support of Kelantan’s demand at a rally in Kota Baru. Apart from the advertisement, leaflets discrediting the Kelantanese have also been distributed in the state to counter his arguments.
The federal government’s main argument is that oil and gas are extracted from waters that are beyond the three-nautical mile limit prescribed as territorial waters under Malaysia’s Emergency Ordinance (Essential Powers) No 7 1969.
“By the argument deployed in the advertisement, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak too are not entitled to the 'cash payments' of 5 per cent of profit from oil,” said Tengku Razaleigh.
“The argument for depriving Kelantan of 5 per cent cash payments on the basis of its petroleum resources being found beyond 3 nautical miles is an insult to the intelligence,” he added.
The Gua Musang Umno chief said that the implication of the argument is that Terengganu has no right to receive the cash payment which was reinstated early last year.
The royalty was revoked in 2000 after PAS won control of the Terengganu state government a year earlier.
“All of Terengganu’s oil is found very far offshore. In this matter whatever holds for Kelantan holds for Terengganu and vice versa,” said Tengku Razaleigh.
He also claimed that he had never supported the federal government in revoking the Terengganu oil royalty a decade ago.
“In fact, as a BN backbencher at the time I opposed the federal government’s intervention to prevent Petronas from making oil payments to Terengganu and the move to channel those funds instead into ‘wang ihsan’,” said Tengku Razaleigh.
“Tun Salleh Abbas and I offered ourselves as witnesses to the Terengganu state government in the suit it filed against the federal government to recover those oil payments,” he added, referring to the former Lord President.
Tengku Razaleigh said the Petroleum Development Act was designed to protect the interest of the poor states as was the intention of former Prime Minister Tun Razak Hussein.
“I traversed the country to sign this agreement with each chief minister of each state government. Tun Razak was driven by the nation-building concern that these poorer east coast areas, which are also predominantly Malay areas, should benefit directly from offshore oil, and I drafted the Petroleum Development Act to reflect that concern,” said Tengku Razaleigh.
“It is this benefit to the people which Umno Kelantan opposes 34 years after the death of Tun Razak,” he added.
He urged the federal government to set political differences aside and let payment be made to the Kelantan government.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Kitingan Brothers for Malaysian Premier-ship??

Naah! The kitingans are not cut out to be in the national league.

That ‘Huguansau’ under the influence of pork face ex. State Attorney , Luping double crossed good ol’ Tun Mustapha in the 85′ state elections , ditching the old man’s usno at the eleventh hour and by doing so , renege on an agreement of forming a coalition govt prior to the elections.

Pairin and a bunch of ‘hangover’ follies then went on to plunder whatever appeared before them while exhibiting the exact detestable arrogance of Umnoputras ,which pissed of’ the very people who kicked Datu Harris out.

Jeffrey is even worst , he is like that chicken that crossed the road , jumped into a ditch and crossed back again , yep! a dirty double crosser.

To secure his release while under ‘ISA’ detention , he made a deal with the person who has two horns ,himself. The planned was rather simple ,go back to your tapai drinking session , get everyone drunk , stand-in the elections on PBS ticket . Win the elections then announced you’re jumping ship that most likely cos a domino effect which certainly render upon big brother his political demise and as they say , the rest is history.

Oops! Almost forgot Anwar was with that person with the two horns at that point in time.

How times change , today Anwar is seen by the christian community as the one with the round ring floating over his head.

I once heard Tun Musa Hitam say never be commital in politics , guess DSAI heard that too.

By Danildaud on January 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Danildaud

Brilliantly encapsulated on the political shenanigans in East Malaysia.

I have always held the view Jeffrey Kitingan is an unreliable chap but who will always get the vote from blurry-eyed folks like Salmiah Hassan and ocho-onda , for some unknown reason.

By Frank on January 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why the urged to demonized zul Noordin?

Why the urged to demonized zul Noordin?

No matter how akward it could be for Anwar and pkr , the bottom line is .. Zul Nordin is entitle to his say.Is it not what Pakatan is propagating all this while , the freedom of expression??

His take on the ‘Allah’ word and several other religous issues maybe unbecoming of a PKR rep. whose party’s torchbeares have a clear stand of distancing themselves away from religous and racist bigotry.

Nonetheless , given the circumstances surrounding recent political and religous developments in the nations front , Zul Nordin took it upon himself to move away from the pack and not shield himself behind Anwar nor his party . If he chooses to howl in the wilderness than it’s his personal wish.Obviously , he is aware of his limits. PKR is free to show Zul the exit door but never try to tame him by imposing dictatorial terms and do a dis-favour to the very essence of democratic liberty!

By all means , Zul Nordin keep on protesting , it’s your democratic right!!

By Danildaud on January 13, 2010 at 1:29 am

” … Zul Nordin took it upon himself to move away from the pack and not shield himself behind Anwar nor his party . If he chooses to howl in the wilderness than it’s his personal wish..” Danildaud

This is what I’m afraid most and you cannot blame me for being cynical of the word ‘change’. This herd mentality if you will has to go. Throughout BN rule MPs in Parliament have been so used to ’speaking with one voice’ on all issues that they think it is the proper way of going about doing the work of the people. What of democracy and the right to free speech??

You can be united on one issue but may have different views on another issue. You represent your constituents and not the entire country. Your constituents may not share the view of the other constituents represented by another MP. However, it is a different matter when it comes to voting. That calls into question the work of the Party Whip.

Someone asked “Who gave this guy the right to speak for the Party?” He is not speaking for the Party. He is speaking for his constituents who elected him to represent their views.

By Mr Bean on January 13, 2010 at 1:46 am

In a mature democracy like that of the U.S. you see voting along party lines sometimes. At others voting goes along bipartisan lines. There are a lot of arm twisting but that’s part and parcel of the working of a democracy.

By Mr Bean on January 13, 2010 at 1:50 am

Over here in the immediate post-11 years mosques were vandalized. In normal times synagogues too. Churches have had their crosses and statues stolen.

In Malaysia they are political statements. They don’t need to actually burn down the entire church. So a fire here and a fire there would do just as well.

By Mr Bean on January 13, 2010 at 1:59 am

ooops
post 9/11

By Mr Bean on January 13, 2010 at 1:59 am

No Danil, this guy has a Messiah complex. And Bean is right about using the party whip (flagellator) – although i will be damned, if the Kulim voters for PKR see eye to eye with him.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tok Guru Nik Aziz to be investigated over a 10kg aidilfitri cake

Macc-maniacs are at it again , this time around forcing Tok Guru Nik Aziz to puke over a 10kg aidilfitri cake. I’ll be Damn… surely most minister’s grandchildren get a much more bigger cake on their birthdays

They do appear desperate don’t they , hoovering over the head of a pious religous old man.
Are the Federal govt lawmakers over whelmingly spot-clean that these graft buster’s has little choice but to unearth mal-practices by someone as humble as TGNA who apparently lives modestly , subjecting him to be scrutinize under a telescope??

Hell!! There are enough of us in the ‘living room’ of cyberspace and a multitude out there willing to buy the old man a 10kg cake but clearly not a 24 million mansion.

Shame! Shame! , these ‘graffiti’ busters are turning out to be no more than one big putrajaya neighbourhood bully , picking on flyweights ,
instead of living up to their reputation and pick on some ruthless heavyweights.

danidaud,

MACC is just a tool of UMNO. Aziz is targetted coz he is the man that is standing in between the “merger” of UMNO and PAS. He has to be out and MACC is doing the bidding.
the head may change but it still stinks to high heaven. Have they investigated on the millions spent on the dentist and his family galavanting in Disneylands throughout the world? Have they investigated how a MB can afford a mansion? How about RM10m transferred out by a MB? How can these MBs be so rich? No, cakes worth RM3,900 is too hefty a sum for PAS. For UMNO, millions are common and therefore not worth investigating. And we all fight over a word.
oh btw, C not only stands for cows and cars. cakes are included now. whats next MACC?

By cbc on January 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

How can they be so shameless going after a piece of cake but can’t see billions and millions passing through their nose at Putrajaya. I think car and cow is not good enough. Perhaps C is for Chau( busuk)…C…. (in Hokkien)

By tean on January 13, 2010 at 12:02 am

Monday, January 11, 2010

Burning of Churches , the true teachings of Islam relegated to the sidelines

We’re sinners to begin with so for a brief spell allow us the liberty of invoking upon ourselves total humility and not succumb to the wishes of hate mongers
The Islamic fate in Malaysia has been too much politicise for it’s followers to perceived Islam as being anything else except as the official religion of the state , own by the majority of the population amid the various mis-conceptions of Islam’s righteousness by muslims and non-muslims alike .
The true teachings of Islam has been relegated to the sidelines by the powers that be
, substituted by their unrighteous agenda .
If there were anything to denote the true values of the Islamic fate , perhaps this letter written by The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is one.
The Promise of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the Monastery of St. Catherine and to All Christians
“This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.
Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by God! I hold out against anything that displeases them.
No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.
No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses.
Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.
No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them.
If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray.
Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.
No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).”
By Danildaud on January 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

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