Tuesday, December 18, 2007
PM:" Support me and I won't disappoint you"
He said he now has a greater sense of responsibility to strive even harder to ensure prosperity, harmony and development without leaving out any group.
"I feel I have to have greater determination, have to work harder. I will not disappoint the people."
“I do not want to disappoint you. If I have to work hard, I will work hard for you and the future of the country,” Abdullah told 5,000 people at a dinner in Puchong Indah.
“I value the relationship among Malaysians. I value the multi-ethnicity in the country. This is what gives hope for the future of the country,” he said.
He said Barisan Nasional subscribed to solidarity, cooperation, consultation and consensus. This you can see factually when Samy Vellu appeal on behalf of the 31 accused for attempted murder. You also can observed when he meets up with 13 Indian Organizations.
So, should we not give him another chance?
We gave him that chance in 2004 when he asked for a BIG MANDATE, and he was delivered 92% of the parliamentary seats.
Unfortunately, that also means the people would have no opposing voices and votes in parliament as the legislative body bulldozed all and every piece of legislation without consulting the people. But they claims they had, for they consulted those who had no ears and no hearts except hands that were used to carry balls and curry favors.
4 years; 4 years had passed. Now we have no more rights to assembly peacefully to highlight our plights, to tell the government that we are not happy about certain aspects of the rules and actions. We also cannot celebrate International Human Rights day. We also cannot asked for a fair and just election. We have water cannons and tear gas as our companion and heartfelt warm. We also have the ISA to protect us.
4 years, and he wants another 4 years. In the last 4 years, we had Close-One-Eye which was closed with no-eye-see. We have Istana Zakariah of which scores of orphans get a chance to sleep in a giant exquisite bed, for once in their lifetime. We had IPCMC which was baptized to become SCC. We had organized crimes of which the officer who arrest the suspect was now charged for wrongful use of helicopter and the suspect was freed by the Deputy Home Minister on advice by AG. We had no more news on APs because there is strategic alliances which they call win-win. We had so many high profile corruption cases that were closed on advice by AG. Most of all, we had so many murdered cases of which the accused all were freed without their defence being called for the reasons of failure to adduce either the actus reus or the mens rea required. We had, had, had, had, ... just so many (please help me, readers!!!)
Now, we have another promise, a far greater promise than before; promises of:
A greater sense of irresponsibility, strive even harder to ensure prosperity, harmony and development projects for ...we know who;
That he value relationship and harmony by way of suppressing demonstrations because there's this thing called Silent Majority, a group of Damais who tried to represent 27 million citizens;
That he value justice and the rule of law, by selecting a favored-man from within a oligarch system to head an explicit impartial justice system that is supposed to dispense natural justice without fear or favor, without connectivity to bizio-political patrons, without the need for honorifics; and the Lingham video which highlight the extremely good and cordial relationship between lobbied-justice and business;
That we also have ministers who calls us monkeys, Gobloks, and who spend most of their time in parliament debating AirAsia stewardess dresses, leaking once a month, red beans that shits red, “Like wanita putus haid" (MP for Jerai Badruddin Amiruldin) , “Its unusual for women’s issues to be touched by men” (Mohamed Aziz, the MP for Sri Gading), “Boleh masuk sikit?” (Bung Mokhtar the MP for Kinabatangan), “Asked a fellow parliamentarian if he knows how long Fong Po Kuan’s marriage would last” (Jerai Badruddin), dilapidated parliament is like an old woman who had lost her beauty (Samy Vellu), "Come fight outside" (Sothinathan to Fong Po Kuan at parliament session), and the kicking match at Kelantan State Assembly.
That his son did not get any government projects which so happens to get by accidental management;
That his son-in-law still haven't found a vocation but can afford to buy millions of shares with monies from good friend Kali and driving a 4WD brand new and calling chief ministers to meet him which was denied;
That he accidentally sleep on the wrong bed and woke up ... and remarried;
That he went for holiday in Perth and accidentally and coincidentally there was a great flood in the months of Nov and Dec which was unknown unknowns;
That he ... he deserves another term because he has far greater dreams for us.
I believed and think he deserve it. I think so!!!
From Asia Times Online: Abdullah Revives Malaysian AuthoritarianismAbdullah revives Malaysian authoritarianism
By Ioannis Gatsiounis
KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi took to the premiership four years ago, postured as a humble, well-meaning repairman. His words cut past Malaysia's shiny facade to fix the ethnic, social and economic fissures that after years of official neglect had worn away at the multi-racial country's foundations.
He spoke of good governance, of weeding out corruption, of closing one of the region's largest rich-poor divides. He introduced Islam Hadhari, a "balanced" approach to the faith that lightly hinted all was not right with Malaysia's deeply political and increasingly conservative brand of Islam. And he delivered his message with a soft voice and sensitive gaze that seemed in retrospect sincere about defusing deep-seated political and racial resentments.
In the time since, Malaysia has spiraled toward political instability, culminating in three major street demonstrations over the last five weeks. The latest demonstration occurred last Tuesday outside of Parliament and involved a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) objecting to a proposed constitutional amendment to extend the term of the election commission’s chairman. Last month an estimated 20,000 people turned up downtown here calling for electoral reforms. All the rallies were deemed illegal, as the government refused to issue permits and have resulted in violent crackdowns and dozens of arrests.
The embattled leader accuses the protestors of threatening national stability and on Monday said he would not hesitate to authorize use of the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), which allows for indefinite detention without trial, adding, "I'll do it without feeling guilty, without feeling sad." On Thursday, he made good on his word, signing detention orders for five leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), which recently held a 10,000-strong rally in downtown Kuala Lumpur to protest the perceived marginalization of Malaysia's Indian community.
A long-standing affirmative action program subsidizes the majority Malays, though Indians are economically the worst off among Malaysia's three main ethnic groups: the Malays, Chinese and mostly Tamil Indians. The Malay-led government has labeled Hindraf "terrorists" via official statements and over the state-controlled media.
Abdullah's strong-arm tactics, however, do not address the root cause of the socio-political crisis, nor will they easily resolve the boiling situation. Sources of resentment and division include the country's affirmative action program, which favors the majority ethnic Malays over minority groups, and a brand of Islam which is slowly but surely encroaching into the public and political sphere. Badawi's ruling party, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), has made a habit during its five-decade rule of squelching dissent and brazenly proceeding as it sees fit.
But this go-round of protests - the first major demonstrations in 10 years - is a potentially explosive culmination of long neglected grievances. The 1998 reformasi demonstrations, in contrast, targeted official corruption. The judicial crisis of 1988, which caused a split within UMNO and effectively ended the judiciary's independence, did not lead to judicial reform. The race riots of 1969, which violently pitted ethnic Malays against Chinese, gave rise to the still in-effect affirmative action program known as the New Economic Policy (NEP), which intended to help the Malays reach economic parity with the Chinese. It has been abused by well-to-do Malays and still has yet to reach its stated aims.
The first serious call for review of the current crisis began last year. And staunch resistance to changing the status quo within UMNO persists. When a video tape surfaced in September showing a prominent lawyer allegedly brokering judicial appointments with a chief justice, Abdullah's de facto law minister and other senior officials defended the integrity of the judiciary while impugning the whistleblowers.
The government's habit of reacting to crises by digging in its heels - rather than redressing them through legal prosecutions and reforms - has contributed to what was already an uneven brand of development. Economically, in broad terms, Malaysia has performed well. Poverty is expected to fall below 3 % by 2010; unemployment is low; Malaysia now imports, rather than exports, labor.
But socially and institutionally, it has not kept pace. Innovative and critical thinking is famously in short supply, while race and religion dominate the political landscape and are now seriously threatening national stability. The judiciary and media and other key institutions are widely seen to lack credibility, while the government dismisses recent international concerns over its abuses, including last week by the US, as an "internal affair".
It wasn't supposed to be like this. By the time Abdullah took over for his authoritarian predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, it was already apparent that Malaysia's lopsided economic growth was unsustainable. Abdullah's repairman rhetoric was for many Malaysians apt, uplifting, and unifying - a much-needed political reality check. He has since failed to deliver on most of those pledges, many feel.
Some of Abdullah's defenders have explained this away as a matter of a well-meaning leader up against an entrenched government system. But this explanation doesn't absolve him for the numerous scandals linked to his administration. His deputy internal security minister, former director general of the anti-corruption agency, and the inspector general of police have all faced allegations of corruption.
The attorney general has declared them all clean, raising in some quarters serious questions about Abdullah's and his administration's political will to push for more rule by law. Some scandals have even allegedly involved Abdullah's own family members. In 2005, an independent inquiry into then Iraqi leader Sadaam Hussein's oil-for-food scandal cleared Abdullah of involvement, but implicated two of his relatives for paying bribes to Iraqi officials.
His ambitious son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin is now busy establishing a foothold in both business and politics - counter to Abdullah's initial promises to break the perceived corrupt nexus of government and big business seen under his predecessor. In particular, Kairy was involved in a controversial merger between the privately held and relatively unknown ECM Libra Capital and a major government-linked company, Avenue Capital.
Complaints of foul play have even come from within the ruling party: Then Information Minister Kadir Sheikh Fadzir claimed the 2004 general election, which swept Abdullah to power with an overwhelming majority, was the most corrupt he had witnessed in his decades-long career. To be sure, Abdullah has inherited a race-based political system that many say is outdated and increasingly inimical to the country's future. But despite the once-grand rhetoric he has not checked the tendency of leaders in his camp to play the race card for political gain.
By many accounts race relations have worsened under his watch and UMNO's senior politicians have not helped matters. The party's annual assembly last year was among the most racially charged in the party's 50 years in power. This year's was quieter, but on the whole the party is showing few signs of parting with its discriminatory strategy to maintain power. After the Hindraf rally, the state of Malacca's chief minister was quoted saying, "The Malays have never taken to the streets, so do not force us to do so as we will draw our parang [machete] to defend [Malay supremacy] in this country."
For his part, Abdullah justified Thursday's use of the ISA against political opponents on the grounds that it was necessary for "national stability", but thought better of applying it against senior UMNO members who publicly threatened to use violence against Malaysia's minority communities. (For an interview clip with opposition leader Syed Husin Ali on the ISA, click here.) A deeper problem, however, is the unwillingness of all the races to think pro-actively about what their respective communities can do to bridge the racial divide.
Political analysts say the finger is always pointed at the "other", while the government maintains that the solution is not to talk about differences. Some here are puzzled by how dramatically Abdullah’s agenda has veered from its stated course. But that is to negate his political past and unwavering support for the oppressive culture of his dominant UMNO party, which harks back to his days as a Cabinet minister under Mahathir.
After the opposition rode a wave of public outrage over official abuse to score significant electoral gains in 1999, four opposition leaders and a newspaperman were charged with offenses against the state. Mahathir was on vacation at the time, leaving then deputy Abdullah to deny that it was a case of "political revenge" and saying the often perceived pliant courts were "the best place for them to prove their innocence".
During the reformasi period, Abdullah also warned street demonstrators of "very tough" action. He famously accused Al Gore of supporting "terrorism" and inciting riots when the then-US vice president gave a speech here applauding Malaysian demonstrators for championing democracy and justice.
"He sounds like the [previous] PM [Mahathir], he is crude in his attacks on the opposition," said Nasir Hashim, president of Malaysia's Socialist Party at the time, in an analysis that many Malaysians will find apropos of the present, adding that Abdullah's "insecurity" over his inter-party support led him to sound and behave like other UMNO leaders.
The fact that Abdullah hasn't garnered support and built up connections in the traditional UMNO way, including through developing strong business ties, helps to explain why he has recently taken his hard authoritarian turn against the political opposition. Indeed, if Abdullah were to have fulfilled his initial pledges, the 68-year-old leader would have had to first change himself, to put the national interest above his party's, to cultivate the moral authority to stand up to the entrenched and often corrupt interests in his own midst.
On Friday, a day after signing the ISA detention orders, Abdullah met with 13 NGO's to discuss issues affecting the Indian community. This seemed duplicitous to many, after weeks of street demonstrations and the prime minister insisting the protests were not an acceptable way for Malaysians to voice their complaints and grievances - though also unwittingly suggesting that it was street demonstrations that finally got his ear.
His administration's use of the ISA, overtly targeting what the government has referred to as Indian "terrorists", simultaneously sent a message to the ground swell of dissatisfaction with Abdullah's leadership, which increasingly cuts across all ethnic lines. Still, many are predicting the ruling coalition Abdullah leads to handily win the general elections, widely expected to be called in the first quarter next year.
Indeed, without systemic electoral reforms, the cards are once again stacked in the UMNO-led coalition's favor. It controls the political machinery - the media, the national purse strings, the election commission, even the school curriculum, where university students and academics are required to take a pledge promising to "always be loyal" to the government. A resounding electoral victory will reinforce the status quo, but is unlikely to rescue Malaysia from its growing political impasse.
Ioannis Gatsiounis, a New York native, is a Kuala Lumpur-based writer.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Damai Malaysia, an umbrella body comprising 395 non-governmental organizations representing nearly 1.5 million members, was named by the two newspapers as the group representing Silent Majority.
Damai went to the Sg Besi airport and was allowed into the military base compound to hand over a memorandum to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. These group of people never need to apply for police permit to assemble; they were even welcome to the military base to submit the memorandum. They are not considered as illegal by the police and Attorney-general. And they are the Silent Majority. The memorandum criticised recent illegal street demonstrations, which Damai said had caused problems and created tension among Malaysia's multiracial population.
So, if anyone wants to blame, don't blame Pak Lah. He is a prime minister that acted in accordance with the Silent Majority. But the Silent Majority's memo was delivered only recently on 13th Dec and the actions against demonstrators and the ISA arrest was made much earlier than the memo? Oh, because the PM can predict and forecast, that the Silent Majority would protest against street demonstration and had wanted the ISA used on those who are considered subversive.
Do you hear? UMNO was in favour of detention without trial for the "classified Troublemakers"? And it was the will of the people to invoke the ISA and not the will of the leaders? Do you all hear it clearly?
Speaking to the press after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting, Abdullah said: "I have therefore told the Attorney-General to consider their representations as quickly as possible."
Thirty-one Hindraf supporters were charged in the Shah Alam Sessions Court on Dec 5 with attempted murder of police officer Dedi Abd Rani during the demonstration on Nov 25.
Parents of the 31 protesters then met with MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu and requested his help to secure their release.
Observing all the above news spinned by NST, we can conclude that we had a reasonable government, who would not simply arrest illegal assembly if the assembly are deemed "reasonable" (example: Damai Malaysia's illegal assembly at Sg Besi & Khairy and UMNO Youth assembly at the American Embassy at Jalan Ampang). The govt would only act if they consider the demonstrators to be subversive and a threat to public safety; for as long as the govt did not deemed it at such, you can assemble and protest against all others, such as, American Embassy, protest against DAP and PKR or Hindraf, protest in support of government action even though some may think it was wrongful acts or corruptive acts, cronyism or nepotism. In fact, the government warns that they are prepared to take the "necessary actions" using the ISA as requested by the Silent Majority and the 1,000 UMNO leaders; and the govt will heed UMNO petition not to be "Too Slow" to arrest.
Lets be partners of those mold, the Oligarchy; the Zakism, Musasm, Kharism, Taibism, Zamism, Nazism, harlotism (this harlotism is coined from zorro's doctrine)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
His Quote Is So Fake/Imbecilic That The MSM Has To Put Extra Inverted Commas?Wow, someone who failed Statistics trying to pretend to be like an economist!
The MSM saw it coming, that they had to put extra 'spice' to his quotes nowadays?
[Source] Ladies and gentlemen, try your luck on today's 'Count-the-number-of-inverted-commas' game today!
On a more serious note, here is the just-released 25 Most Attractive FDI Destinations in 2007. See how a former war-torn communist country has surpassed us.
3. United States
5. Hong Kong
8. United Arab Emirates
17. Other Gulf States
18. South Africa
23. Central Asia
24. South Korea
25. Czech Republic
Source: A.T. Kearney
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I do agree that national stability is of utmost importance and that public freedom would have to be sacrificed when necessary, but only if the national security is at stake.
But national security is not self security, nor security to ensure that you stay in power by sacrificing the people of the nation. At such, when you dwell on national security, it must be the security of the nation as a whole, that is, the nation is threatened by external forces bend on destroying the social fabric and cause turmoil, insecurity and the destruction of peace.
However, the lawyers walk for freedom did not at any instance threatened the national security. They were responsible people and had carried out their walk in a peaceful manner, to commemorate the International Human Right's Day. By contrast, when Khairy led a group of people to the American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, they were shouting and behaving mischievously. Yet, you did grant them the permission to act like hooligans. That event in fact can be construed as a threat to national security; yet nothing, nor any legal action was taken against them. is it because he is your son-in-law?
Dear PM, please do not take our freedom for granted. Please do not take our rights for granted. You said you have big ears and you did hear us; but so far, it seems you have little ears and are only listening to the few that surrounds you.
You are suppose to be the leader of a nation, not a leader in your family, nor a leader to you kitchen cabinet.
So, please Mr PM, get out of your cocoon and start observing the peoples' plight and frustrations before they decide to vote you out.
Friday, December 7, 2007
MSM GEICs: "You Want Feel Good Survey On The Front Page, Boss? We'll Give You Front Page"All the Wongs and Kalis say together: "You Want Feel Good Survey On The Front Page, Boss? We'll Give You Front Page"
Okay, starting from the 25th of November, by the Merdeka Center...
A happy happy birthday present on the 26th of November [unlike Natty's :(]
He wants more! On the 1st of December!
Exclusive! Exclusive! Now it's really the front page - on the 5th of December.
Also, "Look, we spin but our circulation still increases"
Maybe Malaysiakini should also do a front page stating that how their subscription increases and even exceeded their bandwith the day HINDRAF really broke out.
Bravo! Look how happy your boss can be, the next day, on the 6th of December...
And yes, the next day, on the 6th of December, Wong jeles of Kali running the 'exclusive' front page, he decides to put up this too. Yup, the '1250-people' survey.
7th of December
8th of December
Fill in the feel-good survey MSM front page as you may...
1. Doc Mave: Indoctrination by Spinning & Survey.
2. Walski: Statistically Stupid
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Pak Telinga Besar-Lah~lang, Work With Me, Not For Me, Tell Me The Truth...and now, I Have Big Ears.
He knows that we are angry? Awww....
But didn't he already knew that back in March 2006, just after the fuel hike protests?
[Source: Doc Mave]
Here's another IQ-Ling-Ling quote from him:
"Comparing the republic to the whole of Malaysia would be like comparing a durian with a mango.
"To be more realistic, you have to compare an apple with an apple," he said.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Meanwhile, MIC President and Works Minister Samy Vellu said Prime Minister Pak Lah is sympathetic and open to proposals forwarded to him by the MIC leadership concerning socio-economic ills affecting the Indian community.
Samy Vellu said PM had directed his deputy, Najib Razak, to study the proposals and work with the MIC leadership to conduct periodic reviews to address the plight of the Indian community.
"The periodic review is to ensure that the proposals agreed to are carried out effectively,"Sam said. Samy added that the proposals included budget allocations under the Ninth Malaysia Plan to ensure that the Indian community would not be marginalised when the country achieved its "Vision 2020" aspirations.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Unfortunately, idealism remains illusory. Instead, the obtuse crescendos gets convoluted and are constructed as objectivity threats on national security and a disruption of racial harmony. However, this view is not applied homogeneously and uniformly; exceptions are granted if it's from the oligarchy.
It seems eminent that the only possible effective tool is to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) to handle the situation. Prime Minister Abdullah said using the [ISA] law, which allows for detention without trial, would be "preventive" action to spare the country untoward incidents that could affect its peace and national security. “The ISA is there, if the situation warrants it, it will be used,” PM said.
The interesting and puzzling point made is from the prime minister himself.
On calls by certain quarters for the ISA to be invoked against illegal street demonstrators, Abdullah said: “I am very surprised that people want the ISA. I thought they never wanted it.”
Who were those who calls for the ISA to be invoked? Again, it must be those within the oligarchy. So, what's right is only from the coterie group.
PM Abdullah said the Government must be fair to all. “If we focus on the interest of one group, others will be jealous, others will complain,” PM said. It sounds coquettish. If the government truly wanted to be fair, then the NEP must be extended to all the poor, irrespective of race, religion or creed. Zakaria, a railway gatekeeper can afford to built palaces and further acquiring more state lands to enlarge the palace while the ordinary Malays are struggling to earn sufficiently to pay for the daily groceries and home expenses. Kuala Dimensi and the Faizal groupings were allowed to gain billions from the PKFZ deal from a land belonging to Koperasi Nelayan who received pittance in exchange. Khairy at 28, is said to be a billionaire while still being jobless and without a salaried vocation. Scomi has grown from a condom salesman business to a conglomerate that include an oil and gas and monorail and train fabricator. Gerbang Perdana was given $292.4 million compensation for driving one pile... many, many more!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Abdullah said state governments should consider a “dignified” formula to discipline under-performing government agencies rather than use demeaning methods as the broom had slighted the feelings of the officers.
The officers felt humiliated and PM said the award should be scrapped. Abdullah said awards which are considered unnecessary or not well accepted by the majority should be avoided.
It is suggested that those underperformers should be given gold or diamond broom which is less demeaning. This way, the officers will not be humiliated and instead they would be far motivated.
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Rally is seen as a move to get the King to act, to protect the people, his rakyat from abuses and to protect democratic principles as enunciated in the constitution. That's not dragging the King into politics, for the King cannot be drag as he is far more intelligent and wiser than many of us, including the PM and DPM, and Kalimullah. That statement is contempt and a disrespect to the King. It's seditious!
Friday, November 9, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysian executives urged the government Tuesday not to make race a criterion for hiring, reflecting fears that some companies will have to employ more ethnic Malays at the expense of minority Chinese and Indians.
Companies listed on Malaysia's stock exchange are generally expected to have a significant number of employees from the Malay majority. The rule — part of affirmative action policies to help Malays — has not been strictly enforced, but most large firms mix Malay staff with Chinese and Indians.
Though Malays are in a majority in the population, ethnic Chinese have long dominated the country's commercial sector.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced Friday that starting next year, publicly listed firms must disclose their employment composition by race as part of efforts to boost corporate social responsibility.
The directive has prompted debate about whether the government might pressure companies to ensure that their racial mix mirrors Malaysia's ethnic makeup more closely.
Puan Chan Cheong, managing director of broadband technology provider Green Packet Bhd., said firms need to hire people who are "the best fit for the job, regardless of race," in order to compete internationally.
"We employ according to merits," Puan told The Associated Press. "Competency is the key consideration, not racial composition."
Gooi Seong Lim, managing director of investment holding company Crescendo Corp. Bhd., said the company sometimes has no choice but to recruit mostly Chinese and Indians for civil engineering works because there are too few Malay candidates.
"I believe the government will be reasonable," he told the AP. "It would be very difficult to conform to a strict racial breakdown."
Malays comprise about 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people. Chinese form some 25 percent, Indians nearly 10 percent and the rest belong to other minorities. The ethnic communities have coexisted peacefully since racial riots left at least 200 dead in 1969. They were sparked by Malay frustration over Chinese wealth.
The New Straits Times newspaper quoted Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop as saying the government will not necessarily penalize companies that fail to have employees from all races after the new directive takes effect next year.
"We are not saying we will take action," the Times quoted him as saying. It was not immediately clear how the new directive would be enforced.
Decades-old affirmative action policies — geared toward helping Malays catch up with the Chinese by giving them privileges in areas like education, housing, bank loans and government contracts — are one of Malaysia's most politically sensitive subjects.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
“Tun Ahmad Fairuz has retired and we thank him for his outstanding contribution to our judicial system"
Good Riddance, But...And so he 'retires'...
Ahmad Fairuz retires as CJ
by Maria J. Dass
PUTRAJAYA (Nov 01, 2007): Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim has retired as Chief Justice (CJ) of the Federal Court of Malaysia when his term ended on Wednesday.
Court of Appeal President Datuk Abdul Halim Mohamed has been appointed the acting CJ, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday “Tun Ahmad Fairuz has retired and we thank him for his outstanding contribution to our judicial system and hope that he will continue to serve the country with his experience,” he said.
“The vacant position, according to regulations, has to be filled, so we will fill the post with the second person in line, that is the Court of Appeal President Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohamed.
“,” he told reporters after meeting angkasawan Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Sheikh Mustapha and Capt Dr Faiz Khaleed at his office.
Good riddance, but 'serve the country' some more? Thanks, but no thanks.
He will take of the position first until a permanent person is found
Get the drift? The same applies to thyself who is 'gila kuasa'?
Meanwhile, a staged 'sandiwara' before the GE? If that's a 'big fish', where's the 17 more? ;-)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
AFP, KUALA LUMPUR
Tuesday, Oct 09, 2007, Page 5
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has vetoed a proposal to merge the 14 parties in the ruling coalition, which supporters said would transform Malaysia's race-based politics.
Political parties in Malaysia are based mainly on racial lines, and the component parties in the ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) represent Malay Muslims as well as Malaysia's ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities.
Critics say that the structure, conceived when Malaysia was formed 50 years ago after the end of the British colonial era, is outdated and responsible for heightening racial tensions in the country.
However, Abdullah insisted the system ensured proper representation for all and that it would stay.
"I do not say that it is impossible but right now, it is not practical," he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times yesterday.
The prime minister said that under a unified system, factions from different ethnic groups could emerge and promote their own candidates.
"The current approach is good as it allows all races to voice out their concerns, with problems being jointly addressed by the component parties," he told state news agency Bernama.
Gerakan youth chief Mah Siew Keong said at the party's youth conference last week that all coalition members should merge into one party to enhance national unity.
Another coalition member, the Malaysian Indian Congress, disagreed with the call for a consolidation."If the parties join together, the minority communities will become a small kacang [bean] in a curry," party president Samy Vellu told Bernama.
"Wake up, little one"? Little did they know that it could imply this:
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Pak Lah Doesn't Know The 'Crony' Word; Zam Should Remind Him That "Malays Thrive on Cronyism"Apologies for the delay to blog about this but the statement by Zam just cropped out of my mind recently.
Perhaps he needs Zam to remind him that Quote "The Malays thrive under the crony system" Unquote.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Aiya, Kambing punya PM pun kena curi, aiche ada dengar ka?
Apa cakap, aneh?
Aiya, you talak dengar ka? Kambing punya PM kena curi lah.
Apa lu cakap? Apa Kambing PM di curiga?
Ya lah! PM kena curi ... dia punya kambing Jamnapari.
Mana lu dengar khabar tu?
Anei dengar surat khabar cerita lah.
Mana surat khabar ada cakap?
Utusan Melayu mana ada cerita, aneh?
Bukan Utusan Melayu lah. Bukan Awang Tak Selamat lah.
Ini Utusan Sarawak lah.
Dia cakap, dia punya Endon suka batik, songket dan Jeanne suka kambing dan sayur.
Dia cakap, ini kepimpinan melalui teladan lah!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Tuesday August 21, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: Yayasan Budi Penyayang will get all the support it needs to carry on with its good work, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The Prime Minister said the foundation, a brainchild of his late wife Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, “is here to stay.”
He said the filial work of his children, Nori and Datuk Kamaluddin, in continuing their mother’s charitable activities would bring more of God’s blessings to the late Endon.
Nori is Penyayang chairman while Kamaluddin is a member of the board of trustees.
“They can continue the good work that she carried out when she was alive, which was doing charity and helping the poor, less fortunate and the ill,” Abdullah said when opening Wisma Penyayang in Seri Kembangan near here in conjunction with Yayasan Budi Penyayang Founder’s Day.
In his speech, he admitted to still calling out his late wife’s name in moments of haste.
“People know I married again. Jeanne loved Kak Endon. There have been occasions when pressed for time, I called out Don but she (Jeanne) answered.
“I call someone else’s name but a different person appears,” he said, referring to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, whom he married in June. She was also present.
Abdullah said that due to the special bond that his present wife shared with Endon, Jeanne did not mind at all when this happened.
In her speech, Nori said her late mother drove the foundation forward in its welfare work besides ensuring that talented youngsters were given an opportunity to succeed.
Abdullah later presented 11 Astro Scholarship Awards. Two recipients, Mohamed Hazeman Huzir and Stephanie Lee Su Ling, were presented the Datin Seri Endon Mahmood Award.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Pak Lah said he has been fair, he wants to be fair and had always being fair. How did he define fair? Fair means my children should not get into public universities? Fair means I should not be given APs where the few cronies got tens of thousands each year? Fair means your son and son-in-law gets all the projects? Fair means we must suffer the social discrimination and marginalization which you called it as "Privileges" of the special class? Fair means let UMNO gets everything and anything they want and leave the left-overs to MCA and MIC?
Friday, August 17, 2007
The Cabinet accepted Wee Meng Chee's apology but,
PM Pak Lah said the law cannot forgive and will act accordingly.
I do agree that the law is paramount and those who breached the law must be taken to the court for justice to be served and seen to be done.
But, lets review whether our law is just and equitable...
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Malaysian prime minister vows to be fair to all faiths
Posted: 12 August 2007 1626 hrs
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has vowed to be "fair" to all faiths and urged minorities to be patient on legal disputes including freedom of worship, reports said on Sunday.
The premier also did not rule out parliament reviewing current laws to solve conflicts over jurisdiction between secular and religious courts, the reports said.
"I am your prime minister representing all races. I have to be fair to all," the Bernama news agency quoted Abdullah as saying during a visit to the state of Sabah on Saturday.
"I know these are serious issues. We cannot run away from this," Abdullah was also quoted in the Star and New Straits Times as saying, stressing however that "this cannot be rushed".
Malaysia's Buddhist, Christian and Hindu minorities have expressed fears over certain court verdicts that they said favoured majority Muslims despite constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion.
Among the most celebrated cases involved a Federal Court's decision rejecting a woman's bid for legal recognition as a Christian after renouncing Islam.
Born a Muslim, Lina Joy, waged a decade-long battle to have the word "Islam" removed from her national identity card. But the Federal Court threw out her case and said only the Sharia court can legally certify her conversion.
More than 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people are Muslim Malays and Islam is the official religion under the country's constitution.
The constitution defines the ethnic majority Malays as Muslims but it also guarantees freedom of religion. Minority Chinese and Indians are mostly Buddhists, Hindus or Christians.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
However, Pak Lah made a mistake by picking the wrong tie. In fact Jeanne had selected the right tie for him but he wanted to prove to everyone, in particular, to prove to his children, that he do not take all recommendations and instructions from his wife, he opt for another red tie only to find that he was off-color. Pak Lah finally admitted: "Next time must listen to wife."
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
"Wah, OXFORD Group Interviewed Abdullah and He Stated His Stand On Corruption, I'm Sooo Gonna Vote For 'Justice Bao'""Wahhh....OXFORD group interviewed him har, so kengchau/terrer! Talk about corruption summore. Like Justice Bao lar, I'm so gonna vote for him...."
That's what most of you might think after reading this Bernama news. You might even see this on your favourite MSM front pages tomorrow.
Sounds familiar? Yeah, you've heard him saying the same thing sometime ago.
And here's the (not FOC) report if you're interested:
Notice the affiliation of the report with the logos on the right?
Let's just read a snippet from the report:
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s priority for 2007 is the implementation of the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP). His government aims to invest RM200bn ($52.6bn) to push the country’s average annual economic growth to 6%. Abdullah, who was elected in October 2003, has abandoned what some see as the grandiose projects of the previous administration in favour of concentrating on human resources and agriculture, which his administration views as more sustainable in the long term. Along with the ruling Barisan Nasional, a coalition of 14 political parties, he is adopting a global outlook and has publicly pledged to reduce red tape for businesses operating in the country. The section includes interviews with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; Deputy Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak; and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Syed Hamid Albar. Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor, South-east Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins University contributes a viewpoint, as does US Congressman Gregory W Meeks
Er, is SJER not grandiose?
Just a simple Google search revealed what sort of that 'kengchau Oxford group' is all about:
You remember the TV3 interview 'berani kerana benar/tulis surat' thingy?
9. Are you ready to open your door to those with such proofs to come and see you and give information?
A: Write a letter to me, and make a copy to others such as the police, the Anti-Corruption Agency or the related agencies. Show me the proof. I want an explanation on how he knows this happened. If these are lies, they are trying to hina (insult) me and the Government. How can they do that?
Well, here's a surat:
Not a surat layang: It has name attached to it.
Action by 'Justice Bao'? Neh, it's been rejected.
'Building Bridges' Malaysia Conference: Cancelled or Postponed?