Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"I won't disappoint the people"

Pak Lah: Give me one more chance

Pak Lah makes another call to the people to give him one more chance.

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!!!

"I'll do it without feeling guilty, without feeling sad"

From Asia Times Online: Abdullah Revives Malaysian Authoritarianism

Abdullah 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".

Failed expectations
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

"ISA action based on wishes of silent majority"

ISA was majority wishes

Prime Minister Pak Lah said the ISA and all the measures taken against demonstrators are Actions based on wishes of Silent Majority.

So, we must now understand why the police sprayed chemical water and water canons on the demonstrators because it's the wish Silent Majority.

NSTP and TheStar had in fact revealed that Silent Majority.

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.

In fact, about 1,000 UMNO division leaders and members were disappointed with the government of Pak Lah for being "Too Slow" in using the ISA to detain people suspected of subversion.

According to sources who attended a closed door briefing for some 1,000 Umno division leaders and members at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, party members had voiced their disappointment that the government didn't arrest the demonstrators immediately after their illegal rallies last month.

"Some even used harsh words against the leadership for being too lenient with street demonstrators. They don't want the government to tolerate troublemakers and militants," said a source. (lawyers are now classified as militants and troublemakers??? Bersih can also be classified as troublemakers and militants??? Hindraf is a militant???)

After the briefing, Umno Information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, one of the party leaders who briefed the party members, admitted that some members were angry with what they perceived as the government's "slow response" to the problem.

"There were some members who asked why action was slow in coming. It took some time for the decision to be taken because the prime minister (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) did not want to be hasty in making the decision."

He said the decision to detain the troublemakers under the ISA was only invoked after the government received strong feedback from the public. Sources confirmed that the mood of those 1,000 participants here yesterday was in favour of the detention without trial for the troublemakers.

"It was the will of the people (to invoke the ISA), and not the will of the leaders," Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib said.

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?

In fact, the Prime Minister was soft and sympathetic to those Hindraf supporters and demonstrators, particularly those who were arrested at Batu cave and charged for Attempted Murder.

The Prime Minister in fact called on the Attorney-General to consider the pleas by the parents of the 31 Hindraf supporters for their charges of attempted murder to be dropped. Prime Minister said the parents' appeal should be considered as soon as possible.

"The Attorney-General told me that the supporters said they had been misled by the promises made by Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) and that they rejected Hindraf's activities. I feel sorry for them because they were misled," Abdullah said yesterday.

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

"Malaysia's a good place for investors"

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.

1. China

2. India

3. United States

4. Britain

5. Hong Kong

6. Brazil

7. Singapore

8. United Arab Emirates

9. Russia

10. Germany

11. Australia

12. Vietnam

13. France

14. Canada

15. Japan

16. Malaysia

17. Other Gulf States

18. South Africa

19. Mexico

20. Turkey

21. Indonesia

22. Poland

23. Central Asia

24. South Korea

25. Czech Republic

Source: A.T. Kearney

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"I'm willing to sacrifice public freedoms for the sake of national stability"

Dear PM, Where is your Big Ears?

Dear PM,

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

"I'm Happy With The Report"

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...

Related posts:

1. Doc Mave: Indoctrination by Spinning & Survey.

2. Walski: Statistically Stupid

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"Fair to all"

Judge for Yourself!

Judge us by the progress brought to the people, says Pak Lah.

"Society, be it Malays, Indians or Chinese, will gauge us by the level of progress and development we bring to the people irrespective of race," PM said.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

"I have big ears"

Pak Telinga Besar-Lah

~lang, Work With Me, Not For Me, Tell Me The Truth...and now, I Have Big Ears.

[Pic source]

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.