Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011


Thursday, December 30, 2010

US Economy Spinning Away

What in the world is the US coming to?

An American nightmare.

In 2010 the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined

Total U.S. government debt is now up to 90 percent of gross domestic product.

And what does the US Govt spend on, or rather refuse to cut down, to get this much debt?

US Federal Expenditure 2008

"The USA’s military spending accounted for 43 per cent of the world total in 2009

US military expenditure continued to grow in 2009, by 7.7 per cent in real terms, reaching $661 billion in current prices. The first budget of the new Obama Administration, for Fiscal Year 2010, requested a similar level of budget authority for military spending as in 2009, but the subsequent decision to further increase the US troop presence in Afghanistan by 30,000 led to an additional $30 billion being requested for the year. Overall, outlays for “National Defense” (which do not always follow the same trends as budget authority, as funds authorized in one year may be spent in the same or later years) are projected to increase to $719 billion for FY2010. Overall, the Obama budget involved some refocusing of priorities, but no major strategic shift."

I read with gloom this piece.
"Weird, such candor from the VOA. Maybe their CIA check bounced? In any case, let’s meet some denizens of Philadelphia’s the Gallery, my local shopping center. Mrs. Fischel runs a meat and cheese shop. Business has steadily declined over several years now. To make matters worse, management has raised her rent, to make up for the other merchants who have closed shops or who are behind in their payments. The third level of this mall is completely dead, and the second is barely hanging on. Just this week, Payless Shoes as well as G&G, Unica and Sunshine Blues, all clothing stores, have gone belly up"

Are our foreign exchange reserves in US currency? Because the US dollar IS really only worth the PAPER its printed on!

Heck, even the Chinese and Russians don't trust the greenback.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tun Mahathir, Helen Thomas and Anti-Semites

According to the rabid Zionists Tun Mahathir ranks 3rd

with Helen Thomas , the #1 top ranking "anti-semite".

Helen Thomas is a prominent journalist and highly regarded by the White House press corp for umpteen years, covering numerous US presidents.

Prominent and highly regarded, that is, until she told the Israelis control the US and to get the hell out of Palestine. All of a sudden she became a pariah.

Why is Helen Thomas is tops?

With an award, for lifetime achievement in her name by the Society of Professional Journalists, she is not some tin-pot, armchair critic.

So when

Helen Thomas said Thursday that she stands by her comments about Israel she made earlier this year that led to her resignation as a national columnist.

And she went further, saying that Zionists control U.S. foreign policy and other institutions. The local Jewish community condemned her remarks.

In an interview, Thomas, 90, said that criticizing Israel led to her resignation and ostracism in Washington.

In the eyes of the Zionists and Israel any pro-Palestinian is an Anti-Semite.

Even Henry Kissinger, a Jew, will not be spared. But he is too big a personality in the Jewish community.

“And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union,” he added, “it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”

but then
Even some who deplored Mr. Kissinger’s remarks tempered their criticism. The Anti-Defamation League called the recorded statements “outrageous,” but said they did not undermine “the important contributions and ultimate legacy of Henry Kissinger,” including his support of Israel.

Biasa lah Tun.

Read my earlier post.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Malaysian Insider - Am I Blacklisted? Update


Zaid Ibrahim "The Lion is a Snake".

The saying "good friends make bad enemies" is none so apt as the war of words between ex-Umno, ex-PKR and ex-ceptional Zaid Ibrahim and Karpal Singh.

“Those who stood and gave him a standing ovation at the Pakatan convention are mistaken He is not a hero nor a lion but a snake ” Zaid wrote

"The renowned lawyer also pointed out that Zaid should not be seen as a “sore loser” for taking the matter to court.." - FreeMalaysiaToday

If you were to chose who is more honourable would it be Zaid or Karpal?

The Malaysian Insider - Am I Blacklisted?

I have mentioned that TMI deliberately or unintentionally blocks my comments. Has it blacklisted me? Do I need to get screenshots (I am no techie), for every comment I make, to prove my point?

Well today, I commented on the article "KLIA fast losing its shine". TMI did not publish my comments.

Are they waiting for me to post the same comment again? And by showing a duplicate comment, suggesting it to be a technical remit?

Does this this innocuous comment on the said article merit a block?

In my reply to 'morly', I commented

"Welcome to TMI!

Not only pretty faces, pretty egos as well. Some of them at least.

1. You would be hard pressed to find an article that is not bombarded with anti-Govt broadside and political sloganeering.

2. The authors just write a piece and most often than not, do not reply. You would think that someone who took the trouble to write a piece would also take the trouble to respond. Its food for thought as to who actually moderates the articles, the author or TMI.

That being said. The author has written what she is experiencing or concerned that needed to be said from her point of view. We should take note in good faith. Where there are shortcomings at KLIA, they should be looked into.

Changi will always be a bench mark, not only for KLIA.

From 7th to 5th is not bad. We can be 1st"

TMI may not see it as innocuous, I will agree. Because I may have stepped on some pretty egos.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

‘For Fear of The Jews’

"Not long ago the only label more lethal to one's reputation was that of child molester, but, as many men of the cloth are now discovering, there is this difference: a child molester may hope for a second chance.

There is also another difference. We have a pretty clear idea what child molestation is. Nobody really knows what "anti-Semitism" is. My old boss Bill Buckley wrote an entire book called In Search of Anti-Semitism without bothering to define anti-Semitism.

At the time I thought this was an oversight. I was wrong. The word would lose its utility if it were defined. As I observed in my own small contribution to the book, an "anti-Semite" used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews"

"What, exactly, is "anti-Semitism"? One standard dictionary definition is "hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious or racial group." How this applies to me has never been explained. My "hostility" toward Israel is a desire not for war, but for neutrality -- out of a sense of betrayal, waste, and shame. Our venal politicians have aligned us with a foreign country that behaves dishonorably. Most alleged "anti-Semites" would wince if Jews anywhere were treated as Israel treats its Arab subjects. Moreover, Israel has repeatedly betrayed its only benefactor, the United States. I have already alluded to the place Dante reserves for those who betray their benefactors.

These are obvious moral facts. Yet it's not only politicians who are afraid to point them out; so are most journalists -- the people who are supposed to be independent enough to say the things politicians can't afford to say. In my thirty years in journalism, nothing has amazed me more than the prevalent fear in the profession of offending Jews, especially Zionist Jews."

"Israel insists that its "right to exist" is nothing more than the right of every nation on earth to be left in peace. This right is allegedly threatened by fanatical Arabs who want to "drive the Jews into the sea," as witness the recent wave of Palestinian terror. But in truth, Israel's claimed "right to exist" is much more than it seems at first sight. It means a right to rule as Jews, enjoying rights denied to native Palestinians."

- Joseph Sobran (1946-2010)
Full article here

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Malaysian Insider or The Malaysian Instigator?

TMI, TMI, what are you actually ? Alternative news portal? Puppet? Plain amateurs (read opposite of professional)? Or agent provocateur?

Deliberately or unintentionally some of my comments have not been published. Usually, when they do not conform or rebut the malevolent intent of an article.

The recent being, "NEM fails to excite global investors" when my comment questioned the credibility of these "expert analysis" of US financial conglomerates, being suspect crooks and with questionable accounting practises.

Thus my "Professional crooks! and "Have you also done this accounting ploy? ROFL" comments, were not published.

By the way, that negative article more or less repeats this diatribe while positively praising Sinkapore.

I digressed, pertinently.

Coming back to the essence of this post, I am not bothered whose interests you promote but by reproducing a highly inflammatory article which was published earlier 1 December as breaking views (implying being a latest view) today 18 December, reeks of a reckless and insidious agenda.


Breaking views article today, 18 December

Same article, 01 December

I suggest you hire me to professionally ensure such a misstep, which make you look amateurish in hiding a motive, do not occur. Or should I say, recur.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bank Negara Amerika Syarikat

As a layman I do not wholly grasp high finance, economics and currency matters. For example, try as much as I might, I still cannot comprehend HOW and WHO determines the value of currency, it makes me giddy. What I do know is that Bank Negara Malaysia, an agency of the Govt under the purview of the MOF, is the central bank that regulates fiscal and monetary policies of the country.

The American central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is not governed by the US Govt and can be technically considered a private entity consisting of 12 Regional Banks in the US of A.

To cite Wiki,
According to the Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve is independent within government in the sense that "its decisions do not have to be ratified by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branch of government."

Thus the Federal Reserve has both private and public aspects.The U.S. Government receives all of the system's annual profits, after a statutory dividend of 6% on member banks' capital investment is paid, and an account surplus is maintained. The Federal Reserve transferred a record amount of $45 billion to the U.S. Treasury in 2009.

Here is an interesting link, a petition, to abolish the US Federal Reserve. It connotes Jewish conspiracy but has salient points worth pondering.

In the petition,

In reality, the act created a private, for profit, central Banking Corporation owned by a cartel of private banks. Who owns the FED? The Rothschilds of London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers of Paris; Israel Moses Seif of Italy; Kuhn, Loeb and Warburg of Germany; and the Lehman Brothers, Goldman, Sachs and the Rockefeller families of New York.

the exact same declaration is dismissed by the ADL,

That being said, the name Warburg, Kuhn and Loeb is significantly relevant.

Paul Warburg was an advocate for a central bank in the United States and was chosen by President Woodrow Wilson to serve as one of the first members of the Federal Reserve Board 1895 Warburg married an American citizen, Nina Loeb, an accomplished violinist, and began to live part of the year in New York. Six years later, at age 34, he left Germany, took up permanent residency in the United States, and accepted a position as a partner at his father-in-law's firm, Kuhn, Loeb and Co.—one of Wall Street's most important and respected banking houses

Reading parts of the petition together with "Washington flooding financial markets with $600 billion of worthless dollars, hoping a rising tide of Monopoly money will somehow lift America out of recession", understanding all these not only makes me giddy, it bewilders me.

Heck, even the FED says its complcated!

"One of the functions that the United States Congress charged the Federal Reserve System with in 1913 was guiding monetary policy. Now, it is certainly the Fed's most famous responsibility. Yet few people really understand how it is that the Fed guides the nation's economy. And there's good reason for that — it's complicated!"

Its laughable, seriously.


Key economic positions in the Obama administration held by Jews

Chairman, Federal Reserve Ben Shalom Bernanke
Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Donald L. Kohn
Secretary of Treasury Timothy Franz Geithner
Director, Office of Management and Budget Peter Richard Orszag
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors Lawrence Henry Summers
Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission Mary L. Schapiro
Chairperson, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Sheila Colleen Bair
Chairman, Commodities Futures Trading Commission Gary Gensler
Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs Cass R. Sunstein
Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service Douglas H. Shulman
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz
Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Margaret Ann Hamburg
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Birthday Greetings to HRH Sultan Selangor

Wishing our state sovereign, HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, a Happy 65th Birthday

Duli Yang Maha Mulia
Selamat di atas takhta
Allah lanjutkan usia Tuanku
Rakyat mohon restu bawah Duli Tuanku
Bahagia selama-lamanya
Aman dan sentosa
Duli Yang Maha Mulia

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Malaysian Insider - What I Failed To Mention

My sincere apologies for what I failed to mention about TMI.

It is about parts which TMI conveniently fails to mention.

See this link and probably here?

Excerpts and quotes,

TMI wrote, "The Economist itself dismissed talk of early polls although it said the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) government could lose more seats in the next general election due to declining Malay support."

"Government efforts to rationalise the country’s extensive subsidy scheme will exert an upward influence on prices in the forecast period (2011 till 2015),” it quoted the EIU.

Thats the he said, she said bit.

From the EIU dated 1 December.

At a glance
December 1st 2010

"The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is expected to maintain its hold on power in the coming five years, winning the next election. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the BN, which is controlled by its largest component party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), to call an election in 2012, a year before its term ends, as is the tradition. Fiscal policy will be gradually tightened during the forecast period (2011-15) as the government strives to balance its budget by 2020. Monetary policy will also be tightened as domestic demand remains firm. The economy is expected to return to a sustainable growth path in 2011-15, following a mild recession in 2009 and a strong rebound in 2010. Real GDP growth will average 5% a year in 2011-15. The annual rate of inflation is expected to average a subdued 3% in 2011-15. The government's efforts to rationalise its extensive subsidy scheme will exert an upward influence on prices in the forecast period. Despite the relatively fast pace of growth in merchandise imports compared with that in exports, Malaysia will continue to post substantial trade and current-account surpluses in 2011-15.

Key changes from last month

Political outlook

The BN's victories in two by-elections in November has intensified speculation that a snap parliamentary poll could be called. However, we still expect the BN to wait until after the Sarawak state election, which must be held by July 2011, before deciding on a date for a parliamentary poll.

Economic policy outlook

Bank Negara Malaysia, (the central bank) decided to leave its main policy interest rate unchanged at 2.75% in November, but we expect the bank to raise the rate incrementally over the forecast period.

Economic forecast

Despite a marked slowdown in the rate of economic growth in the third quarter of 2010, on an annual average basis the economy remains on course to grow this year at its fastest pace since 2004."
An Economist Group business © 2010 The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited. All rights reserved.

Did I also see a slant somewhere. OK, I'll "dismiss" that.

and may I add, also from the EIU.

Credit risk
December 1st 2010
Malaysia: risk assessment

December 2010 - Sovereign risk BBB, Currency risk BBB, Banking sector risk BBB, Political risk BBB, Economic structure risk BBB, Country risk BBB.

Sovereign risk

Stable: The budget deficit will remain wide in 2011, and the government's debt-servicing costs will rise. However, the government is not expected to face major financing problems.

Currency risk

Stable: The ringgit is expected to strengthen against the US dollar on an annual average basis in 2011-12. The currency's value will be underpinned by a large current-account surplus and relatively strong economic growth.

Banking sector risk

Stable: The rating for banking sector risk will be supported by reduced risk aversion in global credit markets, which will support access to external funds for local financial and non-financial institutions.

BBB+,BBB,BBB - Adequate protection factors and considered sufficient for prudent investment. However, there is considerable variability in risk during economic cycles

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Malaysian Insider - Slants of the Week

The Malaysian Insider is the 2nd ranked internet alternative news media (Malaysiakini ranks higher) with The Star Online being the highest ranking, among the mainstream and Utusan Malaysia Online coming in 2nd.

Being the 2nd ranking alternative news media, TMI is duty bound to have a balanced and fair news coverage and opinions.

Alternative means having a choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities or existing outside traditional/established institutions/systems and espousing or reflecting values that are different from those of the establishment or mainstream.

Being alternative does not mean giving an impression that may lead to misinterpretations or misunderstandings.

I can safely say The Malaysian Insider slants its news items with particular bias or appeal to a certain audience.

I am now dedicating a regular space for the top TMI Slants of the week, in admiration of its disingenuous creativity.

Caution: Slants causes extreme ROFL. I will not be responsible for any injury caused or arising from laughing in accessing links of the TMI slant.

Ladies and Gentlemen, TMI did very well indeed. Presenting the top TMI Slants of the Week.

Coming in at second place

Umno fans dare Anwar to call Sultan ‘mister’
For the uninitiated, UMNO is a popular rock band. Anwar is a lead singer of a rival band.

And the numero uno of the week:

As tensions rise, a roadmap on building interfaith relations
Quickly pay you traffic summons, don't double park, get home straight away but please follow the speed limit and don't beat the red lights. It is also not safe to go out and watch today's BPL game at your regular Mamak restaurant.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Malaysian Insider and a Bloody Gwai Loh Further Update

Hey presto my comment to Jeff have appeared. Coincidence? How about the other and Kazakian? Too bad I can't screenshot from where I am.

Malaysian Insider and a Bloody Gwai Loh Update

As in my previous, the moderator at TMI had not published my comments in reply to commentors Kazakian and Jeff.

Whatever the reason, technical or otherwise, I am publishing it here.

To Kazakian 2 comments.

1. I am not referring to the Article, the gist of which is noble but hides the authors bigotry. His opening line proves it. Why must he think that the Star report has racial undertones. He said it, he made it racial . So who is the culprit at the other end of the spectrum. In his small little world the majority of us Malaysian are racist.

2. By the way. Where did I twist his meaning? Your response to me is because you agree with the article. Good for you. I am concerned with the author, not the gist of the article.

To Jeff another 2 comments.

Theres no need to pin point. Where are his facts? Mentioning religious schools, families etc. All Govt depts? All references to Malays in the Malaysian context. You read in the way the author wants you to read it, good for you. I ask you, are we the majority of Malaysians, all races included, racist? Do you think that we are so shallow in our thinking? When it comes to the festivals do we shun each other? Why say mental boxes? If one wants to talk about race, lets talk about its virtues and tolerance, the positive side of our country in respect to race relations, how to enhance it. Each country is unique. I posted at a site, the Malaysian social and political context and reality, mull on this, a coalition Govt of BN and Pas. I commented here, its not the aricle, its the author that I am concerned.

2.And isn't it typical when your type disagree, you ask the other party to vamoose.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Malaysian Insider and a Bloody Gwai Loh

I follow TMI for its news updates and opinions. However there is this bloody Gwai Loh, a contributor on the site, who is a bloody racist and anti-religionist in disguise, as far as I am concerned.

Two of his articles appear noble but a closer examination exposes his true colours.

These are the two articles in question. Here and here.

You will find my comments there where I give my reasons of his racial and religious bigotry.

His titles are a give away.

TMI or the author had blocked a couple of my comments and one was deleted because I said the author had "no balls".

As soon as I used the word "balls" and asked where were my comments, hey presto my comments appeared.

Whether the moderator was on the ball (pun intended) or busy at that time, is moot.

So much for their credibility.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The World Wide Web Freedom of Speech. A Custodian?

While reading Holocaust articles, I chanced upon this site. Well, I cannot specifically pin point whether it considers Holocaust Revisionism as promoting hate speech. Because if it is established that the site recognises Holocaust Revision as such (promoting hate speech) then the whole complexion into its (EFF) efficacy could be called into question or put in doubt.

Its co-founder's statement in "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" is indeed impressive.

Since it is long and has an expletive, I have linked it here.

I do not share his design of purpose 100% though,I find it too revolutionary

But the final para,

"We will create a civilization of the Mind (sic) in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before"

is a decent pronouncement.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I look forward to an early GE13. The time is ripe, with the disarray in the most dominant PR partner, PKR, by their recently concluded party elections.

The allegations of impropriety in the PKR election has had a disturbing effect to its supporters, spilling over to solicit unkind words from one its most prominent personality in PR.

Moreover, there is more than a glimmer of hope among those who feel betrayed, marginalised or aggrieved, finding no compatibility with any BN component party, to become a direct BN member, a platform to be heard. More importantly, to be acted upon. There must be no kinks in this concept. Please, no fiasco like the PKR elections. Smooth and effective in its implementation, in tandem with preparations for the GE, it will contribute positively to BN.

I find this letter particularly relevant.

" It is time that we Indians, as a community, re-evaluate our support for PKR. Indian members of PKR should not be taken for granted. We should suspend our membership en-masse until the leadership of PKR make serious amends to earn our support. Being a direct member of BN, by-passing MIC, PPP, Gerakan and the likes, is always a viable alternative. The so-called "Third-Force" could be an option too, but it is an option we should carefully evaluate "

Lets not wait. BN must give them the avenue.

But snap elections is no easy matter. Jockeying for seats immediately come to mind. Solidarity and appeasing BN component parties requires deft but uncompromising leadership, in securing the most able to represent the Rakyat. This cannot be done in a haste.

I want GE13 ASAP, the iron is hot. It must be sooner rather than later but with careful deliberation and consideration.

Providence has given BN a chance to regain the Rakyats' trust. Do so it must.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DIGI Broadband

DIGI Broadband has a damn good Customer Service, Really, a 10 for best effort..but..

My very sincere thanks to them all with special mention to the person who initiatively continue to follow up. I had a very frank discussion with her again today, 28 October @ about 10.30am.

She is very patient and understanding and she intently listens, which is an admirable attribute. Thank you again.

DIGI, by their Customer Service, has restored my faith in front line services.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nurul Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir - Post-script

Lest I be accused of stirring the hornets nest, the intention of that statement

"My two cents worth, with all the brouhaha and the questions as to the precise interpretation of the Article 153, I want to ask this question - Why thus this article specifically states the SPECIAL POSITION of THE MALAYS (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) only? Please read MALAYS only.

"153. (1) It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any
of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of
other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article"

Not Indian, Chinese, Siamese, Ceylonese, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indonesian, Burmese etc etc"

was to accentuate that our founding fathers must have had deliberated and with foresight, included this proviso, to affirm that the Malays (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) are to be prioritized in the socio-economic, political and legal context.

Seeing the present the "racial" and political imbroglio the country finds itself in, the wisdom of that Article becomes apparent.

Those who need to question, argue or debate the intent of the Article can do so for all they want; but what they cannot do, is this - they cannot challenge its existence.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Its The Real Thing

Genuine Datuks.

World No. 1, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, has just beaten his nemesis, Lin Dan, in the Japan Open.

It is the icing on the cake in an exceptional week for Malaysian sports.

Also World No.1,Datuk Nicol David had, earlier in the week, won the Soho Square World Open for a record equaling 5th time.

Think of it, thanks to these two Datuks, we have 2 World No.1s in two different sport disciplines.

Its a unique achievement for the country.

Its through their sheer dedication, hard work and tenacity.

Congratulations and Syabas, Datuks!

Racist Tun Mahathir - Update

Sun, Sep 26, 2010
The Star/Asia News Network

PASIR MAS - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has declared he is not a racist but someone who is distressed over an apparent loss of the Malay political voice in the country.

He said racism was the furthest thing from his mind whenever he touched on the subject of Malay rights.

"The country must understand that Malays are now split into three (political) factions, none of which has adequate political support to govern the country effectively."

Alluding to the split among the Malays in Umno, PAS and PKR, the former premier said he was only talking about the rights of the Malays in the country.

"I do not think the Malays are seeking to take away the rights of other communities.

"They have their rights which are protected under the (Federal) Constitution,".
he said when addressing a gathering of thousands organised by Perkasa at the Pasir Mas railway depot here.

Dr Mahathir claimed that the Malays were split because of selfish politicians who wanted power at all costs.

Umno, he said, was also to be blamed as some grassroots leaders behaved like warlords and prevented talented members from moving up the party's ladder

Earlier post
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tun Mahathir a racist?

Yeah right.

Recent condemnations of Malaysia's most eminent and prominent elder statesman warrants a post from me.

Another catalyst for this post is the other elder statesmen, Minister Mentor (to me de facto leader) of Singapore, Harry Lee Kuan Yew. His unsolicited reference to Malaysia in the New York Times/IHT interview rightfully elicited a response from the Tun.

Comparisons of the Tun and MM Lee are abundant.

A simple reasoning will debunk Harry Lee's (as well as the Tun's detractors') assertions and put beyond doubt, that the Tun has proven to be NEITHER a racist and that during his tenure as PM he was accepted by ALL the races. Multi-racial Malaysia is and always will be our success story.

As can be seen from the above chart (reference wikipedia) In all the elections that TunMM led the BN 1982-1999:

1. It was returned with a 2/3 majority in parliament.

2. The lowest percentage that the electorate gave the BN was 53.4%

3. Interestingly the highest popular vote received 65.2% in 1995 was higher than what was received by Pak Lah in 2004 in that year that the opposition were soundly whacked.

*As for the results of 2008 ask Pak Lah, as the electorate gave him a lower % than the lowest the Tun ever received.

This could not have been achieved if the multi-racial electorate had deemed TunMM a racist leading a multi-racial coalition, the Barisan Nasional.

This link is relevant to this post in as far as Harry Lee's government policies are concerned, even though I am averse to comment in our neighbouring country's affairs.

Also read related Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nurul Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir

Wow! Young gun wants to take on retired gunfighter.

My dear YB. Last I heard you are an MP. Have you heard of the word "Parliament? Well, I believe thats the place to be to debate issues.

Especially one so important as Article 153.

I believe your Dad, as opposition Leader, would be able to table an emergency motion to debate the issue, seeing thats its creating so much hatred and disunity among the rakyat.

Now that would be interesting, debating Article 153 in parliament.

Heck, I think the BN should table a motion. Neh, bad idea, it will divide the Dewan Rakyat.

Oh yes, before I forget, all the best in the Vice-President race. You will win one hands down. I don't think anyone will bet against me on this. Who knows, I may have to eat my words.

My two cents worth, with all the brouhaha and the questions as to the precise interpretation of the Article 153, I want to ask this question - Why thus this article specifically states the SPECIAL POSITION of THE MALAYS (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) only? Please read MALAYS only.

"153. (1) It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any
of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of
other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article"

Not Indian, Chinese, Siamese, Ceylonese, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indonesian, Burmese etc etc.

Enough said.

Sosilawati-And So It Begins

I am confident that the police have conducted and are further investigating the murder of the Datuk entrepreneur in a professional manner and in accordance with the criminal procedure code.

The police had finished their investigations and had submitted them to the AG office, it was subsequently returned, to get a more thorough report, obviously to ensure and secure a conviction. .

The prime suspects' lawyers, D. P. Vijandran and Ravi Nekoo, have already fired the first salvo, alleging police brutality.

Perpetrators of this heinous crime must not slip through the net of law and justice.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Racist Tun Mahathir

Tun Mahathir a racist?

Yeah right.

Recent condemnations of Malaysia's most eminent and prominent elder statesman warrants a post from me.

Another catalyst for this post is the other elder statesmen, Minister Mentor (to me de facto leader) of Singapore, Harry Lee Kuan Yew. His unsolicited reference to Malaysia in the New York Times/IHT interview rightfully elicited a response from the Tun.

Comparisons of the Tun and MM Lee are abundant.

A simple reasoning will debunk Harry Lee's (as well as the Tun's detractors') assertions and put beyond doubt, that the Tun has proven to be NEITHER a racist and that during his tenure as PM he was accepted by ALL the races. Multi-racial Malaysia is and always will be our success story.

As can be seen from the above chart (reference wikipedia) In all the elections that TunMM led the BN 1982-1999:

1. It was returned with a 2/3 majority in parliament.

2. The lowest percentage that the electorate gave the BN was 53.4%

3. Interestingly the highest popular vote received 65.2% in 1995 was higher than what was received by Pak Lah in 2004 in that year that the opposition were soundly whacked.

*As for the results of 2008 ask Pak Lah, as the electorate gave him a lower % than the lowest the Tun ever received.

This could not have been achieved if the multi-racial electorate had deemed TunMM a racist leading a multi-racial coalition, the Barisan Nasional.

This link is relevant to this post in as far as Harry Lee's government policies are concerned, even though I am averse to comment in our neighbouring country's affairs.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mohd Guntor Sadali

After reading rocky's bru recent article, it would seem some bloggers have a high esteem for the Editor of Berita Harian & Berita Minggu, MSM papers for Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

This was in greeting to his speech rebutting TunMM.

Well, I would certainly appreciate what his views are, as opined, Racial Quota for HDB is for PAP to stay in power – and it is racially discriminatory,

which was a precursor to

Racist HDB Quota Policy begins to show its Effect

he being a member of the HDB board.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Joy and peace to all my fellow Malaysians of the Muslim faith

May my Brother, Aunties, Cousins and their Families have a super Aidilfitri

Especially to Eski and Shasha

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Theoneste Bagosora, was a retired colonel and chief of staff in Rwanda's defence ministry when, in April 1994, he gave the order to implement a longstanding plan to exterminate his country's Tutsi minority. One hundred days later, about 800,000 people had been murdered.


Indicted for genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, acts of violence the primary purpose of which was to spread terror among the civilian population, unlawful attack on civilians, taking of hostages.

Founding member of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS); President of the SDS until his
resignation on 19 July 1996; Chairman of the National Security Council of the so-called Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (later Republika Srpska - “RS”); President of the three-member Presidency of RS from its creation on 12 May 1992 until 17 December 1992, and thereafter sole President of Republika Srpska and Supreme Commander of its armed forces.

Racism - The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race. Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Determination of attitudes and policies on the basis of racial characteristics, often due to racialism. Racism manifests in hatred and fear of people of different ethnicity, and in overt or covert attempts to keep them in subordinate (less important and less powerful) positions. Whereas individual racism is expressed usually in open antagonism and prejudice, institutional racism involves subtle structuring of organizations and systems in a tacit understanding to keep 'them' down or out.

Bigotry - Bigoted attitude or behaviour. Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ. A person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, irrationality, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs. The predominant usage in modern American English refers to persons hostile to those of differing race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.

Let’s face it. We, at one time or another, have uttered or thought something racist. It is mostly when we are angered by a circumstance, out of earshot or maybe in private. We all have a racist streak in us. It’s a beast in us. It’s a question of controlling that beast. The majority of us do, being able to control that beast, that is.

What are your inner thoughts, nowadays, about immigrant Indonesians (Indon the abbreviated form now deemed derogatory) or Africans or Bangladeshis (Bangla have always been derogatory in our local context) or Myanmarese?

In the Malaysian context, can one be adjudged racist when he has concerns for his race but is tolerant of other races? The act of being tolerant, is to respect and taking the other persons racial sensitivities into utmost consideration. Not only race but religious sensitivities as well.

Bigotry is a different matter altogether.

Bigotry by the above definition is evil. Bigotry is a wider spectrum of intolerance. Bigotry encompasses not only an intolerance to race and religion of another, it includes an intolerance to those not of its social status and political affiliation.

A BIGOT poses more of a danger and a bigger threat.

More so when the BIGOT has power and influence or has influence to those in power.

These are the people who must be brought to book and be rid of.

Defending one's race and by extension one's religion, while having tolerance and respect for another person's race and religion, cannot be racist. Neither can it construed to be bigoted.

So do we address RACISM or BIGOTRY?

Friday, September 3, 2010

The AG Office - A Blunder

We are still celebrating 53 years of independence and 2 days into the celebrations an event has dampened my feel good mood. A blogger has been taken to court for breaching Section 233 (1)(a) of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 Section 233 (1)(a) of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.

Blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman was charged for a post which he authored and intended as a satire (his blog describes its post contents as satire) titled "TNB To Sue WWF". Read that post here on Rocky's Bru Page 2.

The blogosphere is now abound with denouncement of the charge. Many questions are being asked and theories surfacing as to why he is being brought to book.

Going by the article in question, it may seem to put TNB in disrepute and yes, he may have sullied the TNB CEO. Yes, these are serious actions to warrant enforcement of the law if the post was deliberately meant to defile and defame. But the charge sheet reads otherwise, as asserted by his lawyer.

He is being charged for being an annoyance.
"This was the first time a blogger was charged with the intention of annoying" Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos counsel for Blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman
Irwan had apologised for having offended the aggrieved parties and had his post immediately removed. If the aggrieved parties did not accept the apology they would have taken out a civil suit against the blogger to preserve their reputation. They have not done so.

To be charged for being an annoyance when there are more vile, seditious and despicable blogs really makes me ponder.

I have great respect for the laws of the land. The AG's office has come into a lot of brickbats of late. I for one have always refrained from commenting on actions or inaction of the AG's office. Because at the end of the day I always believed, politics and conspiracy theories aside, they were always doing their jobs.

However, this is one time, while it may be an aberration, I must say the office has blundered big time.

This action will reverberate and have wide repercussions at home and abroad.

But more importantly, its because there are more dangerous, culpable and insidious culprits out there in the blogosphere.

They pose a bigger and more serious threat to the country than someone who is annoying.

Join us in a petition to withdraw the charges.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Merdeka Merdeka Merdeka

As we celebrate our country's 53rd birthday, lets put aside all our differences not only today but from today onwards, for peace and prosperity.

Light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were
Scattered pictures,
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? Could we?
Memories, may be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget
So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember...
The way we were...
the way we were...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fed Up With Politics

Its been a while. Have just been too fed up with politics. From experience, the way I feel and the mood is generic. Just take a look at all those popular SOPO bloggers and the comment count. It has dropped significantly. Calls for changes to benefit rakyat seems to fall on deaf ears.

The Opposhits are no different as well.

I have decided how I am going to vote in the next GE. For now that is.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kelantan Royalty Crisis

It is distressing that the Federal Govt or even the Council of Rulers are not taking proper cognizance of the crisis in Kelantan, where His Highness the Sultan, is alleged to be in captive.

This imbroglio being allowed to fester with little intercession from the Federal Govt is indeed disappointing.

Conflicting reports of HRH's health, reports of UTK involvement and other pressing issues must be addressed immediately.

The Star Saturday May 8, 2010
"The car bearing the Sultan of Kelantan and Raja Perempuan was ambushed mere metres from the Royal Palace by armed men, and guns were aimed at the head of its driver. In shocking claims made in an affidavit filed yesterday, the Sultan’s third son Tengku Temenggong Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra said the driver was forcibly dragged out of the vehicle by the men, who were in balaclavas and armed with semi-automatic weapons."

The Rulers are the symbol of Malay unity, dominance and rights.

The Council of Rulers is the appropriate authority to act and resolve issues affecting their fellow Rulers and must do so immediately as a matter of urgency to uphold the dignity of Royal households.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Petronas Fortress Breached 2

Is this the same Sheryll Stothard, Comments on Barisan Alternatif?


The Barisan Alternative Answers my what if question....... Topic List < Prev Topic | Next Topic >
Reply < Prev Message | Next Message >

I have received a good response for the earlier "article question" what if........,this e-mail(not edited) from Sheryll Stothard has given a outline of the Plans of the Current opposition Barisan Keadilan of thier model of governing Malaysia.

I belive this information must be shared in the of name democracy with others,ensuring that all Malaysia( at least the 2 million over who have internet capable e-mail accounts).

Note :i chose to even have keep the demeaning insults thrown at me in this message,the problem of most of the readers are the never read the whole message.Shelly you assumed I am pro Barisan Nasional(first the doctor, now you),I asure you i have no resources for such romantic ideas of being aligned to any political party.I am a CRITIC and i will criticise anyone who says one and does two.I want good things for my fellow country men.I asure you i neither have the time or money to be a active political member of any political party.

Anyway I have to admit i am at the kindegarten,when it comes writting.Looks like i have so much to learn about writting.

-----Original Message-----

From: Sheryll Stothard
To: jowhar
Cc: Bala Pillai ; Charles Hector ; cia991@... ; doimoi98@... ; firaun_2020@... ; fM_Bulletin ; Forum Rakyat ; Kris ; mahazalimtwo@... ; Rajen/Stef ; Reformist ; Sastera Malaysia ; sayapkanan@...
Date: Thursday, 8 July 1999 10:07
Subject: Re: What If ...DR please read..


If you're sincerely concerned, please do check out the manifestos of the opposition parties to find out what you'll get with the alternative coalition.

Here are some highlights (that transcend Anwar's personal well-being):
1. An immediate stop to privatisation of basic public services like healthcare, education - and a reverse in even energy and public utilities. The rakyat will then regain control over these crucial areas and be able to stop corporate monopolies and forced price hikes. If you count the amount of money the rakyat will save, you'll see the benefits in this. Also, why the hell do we pay tax for, if not to pay for these basic services? According to the BN, our tax money is for social welfare for corporations. Do your math - a lot of M'sians have done so already and are awake to the fact that we're being taken for a very expensive ride by the BN.
2. An immediate separation of powers between the executive, the legislative and the judiciary to ensure accountability and avoid the abuse of power by any of these branches on the others. The executive (read: Dr M and gang) has been abusing the legislative and the judiciary so long that it thinks that this is a right, not a wrong. It's so bad that even Anwar, who belonged to the highest echelons of the executive, couldn't right this wrong. This means that the only alternative is to sack the present executive branch (read: BN) and elect new representatives.
3. A beginning of a new, more equitable, multiracial approach to managing this wonderful country called Malaysia. Our citizens are relatively tolerant of each other, but the BN has continued the British divide-and-rule (and outdated) system of government in keeping us apart. After putting up with this for 42 years, you must agree that the only way from here is to look at alternatives to the status quo. We have to UPGRADE.
4. A real and committed plan to alleviate poverty, esp. among the Malay rural community which has been used and abused by Umno for far too long. The Anwar issue has only been a catalyst to the expression of dissatisfaction among Malays, not the over-riding reason to voice a need for change. To claim so is disingenuous.
5. A stronger government to take Malaysia into the challenging new millennium. The BN can't do it - it's quite obvious. Even their leaders admit so, blaming external forces for their failure. Blaming is not going to solve our problems as a small trading nation in a corporate-ruled world. Having a clear and consistent policy on managing our assets will help stave off the sharks when they come to feed here. Eg., if privatisation is reversed, even the WTO will not have jurisdiction on our assets. When you put our assets in the hands of a few private corporations, you leave these assets vulnerable to takeover from within and outside the country, esp when these corporations mismanage our assets. Will BN reverse privatisation? I seriously doubt it! So who will? The opposition, of course.
6. We'll be better participants in the international and regional scene. Look around you - change is sweeping the region with such a ferocity, esp in Thailand and indonesia. Take Indonesia, for example. After the dust settles, and there is a new government, who do you think they'll want to deal with here in Malaysia? Dr M? Forget it - his name is dirt in Jakarta. Ghafar Baba? Tengku Razaleigh? Dream on! Ideology aside, and put into your crude economic terms, Indonesia is a market of 200 million people, just next to us - we cannot afford to screw up our relations with them by having the BN represent us!! We need to keep up with world standards - at the moment, democracy is an extremely sellable concept - we need it not just for ourselves, but for our relations with other countries. Or else the only country that'll give us the time of day will be Myanmar! (actually the generals there aren't going to last very long, so even that's not compelling enough). What will this mean? WE WILL BE INTERNATIONAL PARIAHS. If you can live with that, go ahead and keep the present BN status quo. But don't mock those who are more sensible than you.

If you need to argue for the BN, engage the opposition on worthy issues. If you want to engage with the adults, drop your kindergarten histrionics. Or else, stay in the playground with the likes of Dr M, Ling Liong Sik, Lim Keng Yaik and, of course, the biggest baby of all, Samy Vellu. We adults prefer to concentrate on the real problems facing the country, not deal with politicians like those who obviously need to grow up. You say that "governing a nation is not a joke". We are aware of it - so why don't you go tell this to those juvenile delinquents in BN instead, seeing that they've turned Malaysia into a joke already? Why be wary about treading on the toes of the BN, when you feel quite free to take cheap shots at the opposition? I seriously suspect that you really don't want to leave the kindergarten, Jowhar. So don't throw around concepts like 'democracy' so cheaply and insincerely in this forum while citing historical revolutions in the West to back up your scare tactics, parroting your playmates in the BN - it insults the intelligence of us adults.

Sheryll Stothard

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- home: - Simplifying group communications

How lah like this, Petronas?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Petronas Fortress Breached

My take on this posting at Rocky's Bru, Tremors at Petronas Twin Towers.

Sleeping with the enemy?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hulu Selangor back with BN, Updated

I told you so. PKR is so predictable, unless this is Zaid's own decision to invalidate the by-election.

I had predicted a 5K majority but it was not to be. This is one post election analysis which explained the expectancy.

"Vote Buying"

I must say that I am rather surprised that this was the main reason given for the loss of Hulu Selangor from the PR stable.

Lim Kit Siang has these reasons. See the heading? It was PKR's loss, not the PR.

While blaming 'egos', Lim Kit Siang does not realise how big his ego is, by absolving the the DAP in the loss. He was probably happy about the DAP's achievement in eroding BN's Chinese vote.

Heaving it all on the PKR machinery, I wonder how PKR supporters will take this
"PKR’s Hulu Selangor election machinery was phenomenally hopeless. It was frayed, uninspiring, shoddy. Too many “egos” were involved. To be straightforward without revealing too much, there were “three” egos involved."
"And it is no exaggeration to say that PKR campaigners were arrogant."

and how Zaid will accept this?
"What would have mattered was Zaid’s manner when engaging the Malays. It was deplorable to say the least."

And what say you, Datuk Seri Anwar?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hulu Selangor back with BN


And so the whining begins 1. "vote-buying"

Hulu Selangor is back in Barisan's fold. With this media report, clutching at straws. The victory is indeed sweet.

Tahniah to all who made this possible.

At the same time, YB Kamalanathan MP Hulu Selangor, it is imperative that all promises to the electorate be kept and fulfilled.

Just waiting for the PKR/PR whining. Mayhaps disputing the validity of the election?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hulu Selangor By-Election Part1 Zaid Ibrahim

The PR in general and PKR in particular, are indeed in dire and desperate state. First by their choice in the candidacy of Zaid Ibrahim and secondly by their stale propaganda campaign.

The PR are still living the dream that the GE 12 result were the result of disenchantment of the BN led Govt. GE 12 was not a rejection of BN but a stinging protest towards the person leading the Govt, the fickle and ineffective Tun AAB. The PR disregard of the Tun MM factor is at their peril.

Tun AAB was the person who sanctioned the ex-gratia payment to Tun Salleh Abas, who was removed as Lord President by due process, and the other judges involved in this affair.

And who was the genius conceiving this obvious misadventure and generated a neat PR (public relations) campaign for himself in the process? None other than a back door minister, Zaid Ibrahim. He subsequently resigned as a "matter of principle" because of the arrest of a reporter and an MP cum assemblywoman.

If Zaid surmised that the arrests were an irresponsible and illogical act to warrant his resignation, then what does that say of the PM in charge at that particular time? It says that allowing the ex-gratia payments and these arrests are consistent of a leader who listens to others and had no mind to think on his own. Therefore Zaid cannot claim to have championed to right an "injustice" when both decisions were inherently wrong.

By accepting and then resigning as a minister in spite of the Tun AAB giving him support, he showed that he truly is not the man he is made out to be, despite all the hype, for he could have stayed and fought on, as a "matter of principle".

Then again why, as a "matter of principle", did he go on this PR (public relations) exercise, to 'exonerate' someone who was found unfit to be Lord President, the course of action in which he himself supported as president of the Muslim Lawyers Association at that time?

See his double speak and the superspin in the same article,

Asked on Dr Mahathir statement's yesterday that Zaid, who was then the President of the Muslim Lawyers Association, had fully supported the government's action that was taken in 1988, he said it was not correct.

"That is their conclusion. They inferred from my supporting the legality of the tribunal, so therefore they support it. Whatever it is, I want to say this. If I have done wrong against Tun (Salleh) and other judges, I am prepared to apologise," he said.

Right. So the Govt had to cough up for his remorse. How convenient.

Also, as a lawyer, he should have realised the legal repercussions that could arise in the future, by this 'compensation' to the judges. Well, he could take on cases where a person who were 'aggrieved' in the courts can seek compensation from the Govt! Why he could also say that he himself had made the precedent. Crying about separation of Judiciary and the Executive, what a load of hogwash.

All it did was to tarnish the same Govt and party which he himself was a part of.

Touching on Dr Mahathir's comment in the newspapers yesterday on his suggestion, Zaid said he was not offended by Dr Mahathir's comment and added that "I have a lot of regard and respect for him. He has done a lot for the country but we have to move on."

"I have never done anything wrong. I have supported many controversial issues, which he has implemented. During the constitutional crisis in 1990, others became afraid but I was with him. I defended his proposal," he said.

See the same double speak and hyper spin again.

This is also the same Zaid Ibrahim who was suspended by UMNO for money politics and limply tries to acquit himself. Can you imagine the gall and ego of this person to imply that winning the KB parliamentary election seat in 2004 was an achievement. GE 11 was a watershed year for the BN in almost making a clean sheet, losing Kelantan by a wafer thin 24-21 seats.

Is this a man of principles, with another spinner, subtly implicating a deceased 'friend' who now cannot defend himself? In his defence, from the article link above.....

For the charges to have any merit, there must be a witness to support the charge of money politics. If accusations against my friend, Zahari Wahab, of giving money for votes had any merit, how were they certain it wasn’t for Zahari’s own campaign?

At the time, Zahari himself was contesting for the vice presidency of the division. Even if it was true that Zahari had indulged in money politics, he might have done it for himself as he was the one contesting.

...... So there you are the PR (public relations) candidate from PKR.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CSI MyOhMy updated

The circumstances and the cause of TBH (may his soul rest in peace) death has to be ascertained.
His demise rightly deserved an inquest.

Sadly this inquest has turned into a political sideshow.

The DAP has taken full advantage of an unfortunate incident for maximum mileage. The unsigned mystery letter implicating the former Selangor MB for corruption comes to mind.

Now Madam CSI has taken centre stage by reports that she will not testify after observing the 2nd autopsy.

As usual LKS is screaming Putrajaya, Cabinet, all and sundry for an explanation for Madam CSI's absence.

Tin kosong as usual and barking up the wrong tree.

It defies logic given that the PKR Selangor Govt were the paymaster for her expertise and whatever reason for her absence, Khalid and Co should have been informed.....

By Neville Spykerman

SHAH ALAM, April 14 — Selangor government officials today welcomed news that Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand is now willing to testify at Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest.

“We welcome the news and we are taking steps to contact the Thai Ministry of Justice.” said one of the officials." minute detail by Madam CSI as to the reasons for her decision not to testify.

The integrity of our country is in question here. We want, no, we demand to know these reasons.

Says much for her professionalism and as well as DAP's usual antics.

The latest is that Madam CSI will be coming after all. Flip-flopping seems to be a contagious disease post 2004.