Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nikita kruschev

Nikita kruschev,
Premier, soviet union

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ezam masuk umno

I would like to ask what you guys think of this?

Please leave comments below

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Politicians

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."


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Monday, May 26, 2008

Bangsa malaysia

I am so glad to read this in the star today

The quote is from non other than datuk seri najib our tpm

I hope this will pave the way for a more united malaysia


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Pulau Batu Putih and Singapore



I was away for work when i received the text message from my mom on Friday evening

She was furious when she found out we lost the Pulau Batu Putih aka Pedra Branca case to Singapore

On my blackberry i was receiving endless emails and txt, most of it from angry malay malaysians

"Bodoh punyer kerajaan, tuh lah hantar lagi AG yang jaguh kampung, lawan dengan lawyer Singapore yang world class" to quote one of them.

To be fair, i think many malaysians, especially Malay Malaysians are very emotional when it comes to the word Singapore.

I admit that I dont know Singapore that well, prior to my current posting, and my first time to Singapore was actually last December.

My take on the Pulau Batu Putih case is very simple.

Yes, we probably could have prepared a better argument, but logically i think we have lost our chance almost 50 years ago.

The island was under the control of the British Singapore Colonial Office post independence, and obviously the letter as per above by the now infamous acting state secretary of Johor, M Seth bin Saaid is merely academic since it was written to the Colonial Office in Singapore only in agreement to what was the situation at that time (the light house was already under the administration of the british)

Some of my friends argued that we should have questioned the authority of this mr M Seth. Furthermore, the territory was obviously under Johore, and much further from Singapore.

But as much as this argument is logical, legally i dont think it has much weight.

At the end, the real question we should be asking is that why is it between 1957 to 2008, there was no official persistent protest from our government re the island? Even after Singapore was annexed from Malaysia, there was not much protest.

This i think is the essence of the argument from the ICJ.

Of course its a bit thorny that we now have a Singaporean outpost in our own territory.

But lets be a bit rational too.

If true Singapore is going to have strategic advantage towards Malaysia, be it military wise or what not, what would a mere stupid island be of any difference? Dont we all know what military prowess that they already have in terms of technological advancement?

In the end, i think its boils down to one thing.

the ego of malaysians against the singaporeans

Like any good football match, no one wants to go home as the losers

and all football matches, are just, well football matches.

I think if we are going to be carried away with this anger towards the singaporeans, we should really be channeling our anger in the right direction.

why do we waste of time cursing them for the things that they achieve, which really, is nothing related to us anyways?

I notice that Singaporeans dont really care about Malaysia. Well maybe they are a bit scared when we get nervy on issues such as this Pulau Batu Putih ( one Singaporean official who i had lunch with recently said that they are even thinking of preparing the citizens on any "possibilities" if Singapore was announced the winner)

I really think Singaporeans are really straightforward, kiasu and less emotional group of people than us. Well it can be of good or bad thing for them as well. Obviously they have used all this traits for the better.

I think we Malaysians should the same. We are very emotional, patriotic, hardworking (to some extent) and clever (to some extent) group of people. but i dont think we have channeled this anger or emotion or patriotism to the right cause especially when it comes to Singapore.

I have always said to my friends that my approach to Singapore is simple.

We have to be competitive and compete with Singapore, on every issue

I dont believe in all this nonsense that we complement them this and that

We must compete, heads on with singapore!

But competition doesnt mean that we are at war with them

Competition i think means that we must do our research and look at them properly

What do they do best, and what can we copy from them?

I dont understand why we malaysia cannot just copy from Singapore what they do best

Many people or officials in Malaysia, if we mention singapore, oh cannot cannot

but how to beat singapore in their own game when u dont even know how they play the game?

i dont think we Malaysians are any stupider than the Singaporeans

as a matter of fact, i think in terms of brain power, we are almost leveled

sometimes, i also feel that many malaysians who have brain, are better than singaporeans in terms of speaking skills , pr etc

but the problem is, we dont want to admit that as much as we hate singapore, we must also learn from them

and the funny thing is, singapore is so open about the things they do in terms of economy, education, transport that we can download all their policies from the internet!

i notice malaysian govt officials like to do working trip or study trip to London, what they learn also i dont know, but if you think about it, dont you think we malaysians should be learning from singapore, more than the british?

even the british wants to learn from singapore, and we want to learn from the british?

and singapore is our bloody neighbour!

we should even have a department in our intelligentsia on what to copy from singapore

then we dont have to waste time and money engaging all this consultants (many whom are based in Singapore anyways) on how to improve this ministry or that ministry

there is so much to learn from this singaporeans

most of it really is just common sense

but then again, common sense in malaysia is not as common as it is in Singapore

we need to fight singapore in this terms

not just cakap mulut bising bising, but then after a week, we dont do anything

im so convinced that we can really be at par with singapore if we get our act together

lets start by comparing the universities for example

lets pit UM v NUS

and put all our resources and thinking on how we can make sure UM beats NUS in the world rankings

copy from NUS what they do

steal the NUS professors if you need to

bribe them for the best tips if you have to

just do what ever you need to do , as long as UM can beat NUS!

im sure we can do it!

but we must choose our battles properly. We cant win on every front, but slowly but surely, if we concentrate, learn from singapore, we can one day beat them using their own strategies!

one more thing

forget about the past and forget about the politics

it will do us no good

this is especially for malay malaysians who just hate singapore's guts

for you guys out there, my advice is , if you hate singapore so much, then work hard for malaysia to be better than singapore lah

why cant we admit that yes, we thought by annexing Singapore, we were throwing them into hell's pit, but man, we were so wrong. move on lah.

we must also realise, that people or nation who are made to suffer, always emerge stronger. nations who are always on subsidy, will always be in bolehland..

but moving on..

now we know that Malaysia is behind Singapore on so many things, we need to put our act together, emotions aside, we must learn from singapore, to beat singapore

what is so wrong with that?

at the end of the day, it does not matter who plays the most beautiful football, it does not matter if you steal their best players, it does not matter if you copy their football tactics, what matters is who won the football match! Nobody remembers how you did it!

maybe malaysia should be like manchester united

strong, organised, yes we may not play beautiful football, but we get things done!

and yes, we are also now Premiership and European Champion League Winners!

I hope my chelsea friends are reading this post .. :p

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Suami isteri sama jer

Balkis spent:

Rm 128 000 on kain batik
Rm 150 000 to use a sports facility ( kandang kuda kot untuk main polo ramai ramai)
Rm 49 000 buku cenderamata majlis (what the hell?? Was the book 100 pages long?
Rm 100 000 for sports uniform (baju sukan emas kot)

Adoi..

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pilih syarikat suami bekalkan cenderahati

This lady was sent to prison for choosing his husband's company to supply souvenir s worth rm 64 000 to the national library.

She was the deputy director of the national library

Well, not that I want to condone what she did, but I feel that whenever I read this kind of press report, there is certainly a feeling of hypocrisy lingering.

And believe you me, I have heard many people saying this (esp govt servants) - oh kalau bilis yang buat kena, jerung makan lagi besar terlepas!

Many of those caught are malay civil servants

So this hyporcracy is a real phenomenon in the malay circle

Many malay civil servants are fed up that they are always accused of taking up bribes easily.well the fact that quite a number of them do , doesn't really help as well to quell the perception

But over and above this, what is more evident is that many malay civil servants are angry that 'bigger fish' or jerung are left uncaught

What is 64 000 compared to 64 million or 640 000?

I'm sure we all know many senior malay politicians who has houses in london or perth or sydney (for their children to use when they further their studies) . And most of this houses are worth more than a million ringgit.

You ( read the bpr) don't even need a calculator to conclude how impossible it is for this politicians to amass such wealth, unless of course they are tycoons themselves (well not that I know of)

So instead of going for the big catch, u make do with catching this small anchovies (bilis) just because they are no vvip.

I bet this issue alone has turned off many malay voters against umno.

In umno we have leaders who talks abt bersederhana, ber jiwa rakyat, ber jimat cermat, and all the ber s that u can think of, and yet they are the ones who travel arounds in bentleys and private jets.

Many former minister s who have absconded millions of their ministries allocations are still on the loose.

Let us all be reminded

What is the follow up from the revelation by the national auditor that some ministry spent rm 3OOO for a box of pencils or scre drivers?

Nothing happens

What is the follow up from the pm s promise that all cabinet members must now reveal their personal assets?

Nothing has happened yet too

Well I'm still waiting and I still remember, so that's one less person fooled

adakah kita melayu mudah lupa?

Sampai bila kita orang melayu akan di tipu hidup hidup oleh pemimpin sendiri?


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Friday, May 23, 2008

The problem with our fellow islamist

it is really frustrating for me to read issues like this played out in the gallery

I consider myself very much an islamist, one which is very proud at it, although I doubt most of us brothers and sisters in the so called islamist world agree on the same thing

Usually I'd say that we the islamist are in aim of a more islamic world, well whatever that is..

Anyways, I did read the statement made earlier by a particular ikhwani sister, ms munirah bahari

Well on a personal level I do believe she s a very friendly sister

But as I read her statement on behalf of a particular ikhwani msian group, I thot to myself, please I hope no one reads it as well

The statement was something along the lines that the school uniform for girls in white are too transparent and sexy

I will not dwell into the criticism that are in the news today, in response to the statement above

But I wud like to urge fellow islamist in malaysia to really look around you, and listen to what people are saying

More often than not I find many fellow islamist, lost in their own world, not realising the changing malaysian public, which is supposedly their forte in carrying out whatever islamic modus operandi that they believe ( as there are many groups amongst us islamist)

Many islamist make this kind of sweeping statements because we are also unable to realise that in the art of da'wah there is also the need for diplomacy and understanding the sensitivity of the public

2 weeks ago, I was stunned when I read another fellow islamist group saying that we are a 'malay muslim group'. I was so furious that I confronted the president himself (in a good way) to ask him since when we islamist become malay first before muslim??

What if ure a chinese muslims? Does that make u second class muslims in malaysia??

I am absolutely gutted by the work the islamist are turning into now in malaysia

Sometimes I don't know whether they are talking as a right wing malay, or just an ignorant islamist

Islam certainly doesn't condone racism, whatever form it is

Going back to this uniform issue

My say to sister munirah is just this

Next time if we the islamist wants to make any statement

The fikh al awlawiyat in my opinion are the following

Shudnlt we balance between the effectiveness of such move/statement against the fitnah/shame/bad name it can bring to islam as a religion

I think this statement that u guys made, not only was it baseless, not only it has failed to convince and capture the imagination of the very group that u wish to 'dakwah' (read the public) but worse of all, I repeat worse of all it has only made more malaysians think what a stupid group of people these islamist must be, and they want to talk abt the beauty of islam?

Instead of pulling people to islam, we are just pushing them away, much further away.

We islamist must be more 'malaysian' in our local outlook and more 'global' too in dealing with islamic issues

Maybe we ought to learn from our islamist friends in the western countries.

As we fail to attract even muslims to listen to us, they are bringing new brothers and sisters in every day.


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The rise of new malaysia??

Nurul izzah has been coming out on the frontpage of almost every single popular magazine in town that one can be forgiven to mistaken that we are not in the golden anwaristas year of 1995!

Before this she also came out on the front page of off the edge (twice) not to mention the other more liberal magazines

But I'm really surprised that even the editorials of nona (which has a circulation of more than 500K a month) esp amongst the very key women voters in this country, has now 'moved on' in putting anwar and izzah on their frontpage!

there s only two ways to look at this :

1) Either we are moving to a more open malaysia (which is good)

2) Or the editors now realise that they better put their bet, where the vote is ( or in their case, where their readers put their vote in ! :)

I love malaysia!

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The rise of new malaysia ??

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The rise of the new malaysia??

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United! United! Glory glory man united!

United, king of europe! Yet again!!

To ainul and nick, sorry guys :p

Maybe next time :)


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Najib responding to tun m's resignation

Najib- I will continue to discuss with pm on efforts to strengthem party and transfer of leadership as expressed by pm himself :)

transfer od leadership? Hehe

The plot thickens

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Mahathir - Opps I did It Again




The one and only Tun has resigned from the party

I think we can blame it to this Ismail Jaziz whoever he is for daring to ask Tun the question

well then again, not that i ever liked Mahathir anyways

a full circle of Tun Mahathir in UMNO

Joined the Party - in 1946
Dismissed from Party - sometime in 1970's for criticising Tunku Abd Rahman
Invited to Rejoin the Party - by Tun Razak
Led the Party - 1981 become PM and President of UMNO
Dissolved the Party - 1987 after the UMNO 11 Petition this was done to kick out all defectors
Re created and re branded the Party - UMNO become UMNO Baru
Resigned as leader of Party - 2004 to give way to Pak Lah
Left as member of Party - today, 19 May 2008
will rejoin the Party in 200* ?

so now how lah?


Dr M quits Umno after answering ‘dare’ to be first to resign


2008/05/19
After goading Umno members today to temporarily resign from Umno as a sign of protest against the party president, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took up a “dare” to take the lead by resigning from the party he had been a founding member of since 1946. However, he implored Umno members taking up his challenge not to join any other party and remain independent, at least until the Umno leadership was determined (after the December party elections). He indicated that he will only rejoin the party when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi steps down as Umno president. Dr Mahathir, an Umno life member, was answering questions from the floor after giving a talk at a forum entitled 'Future of the Malays after the 12th General Election' at the Star City Hotel in Alor Star, organised by the Kedah Malay Assembly Hall, when a member of the audience asked him if he would take the lead in quitting Umno.

Identifying himself as Ismail Jaziz, he asked Dr Mahathir if he would take the lead since he had mooted the idea. To this, Dr Mahathir, in a serious tone said: “Waa, saya di cabar ni…(looks like I have been dared). Yes, I will leave Umno...until the party leadership is determined. Other Umno members should follow me.”

Loud cheers erupted from the 1,500 attendees, which included assembly chairman Tan Sri Khalid Ahmad, Jerlun Umno division chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Ariffin, State Assemblyman for Kuala Nerang Datuk Syed Sobri Syed Hashim, State Assemblywoman for Sungai Tiang Suraya Yaacob and former Kedah Menteri Besar Tan Sri Sanusi Junid.

"Malays, Umno members and many other people have sent Abdullah messages to express dissatisfaction with his leadership, especially after the March 8 general election but he remains unaffected. We have to be radical and brave and this is the only way to bring him down," he said.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The stupid Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

See this is what I'm talking about!

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Act against those who broke the law

The comission finds the lingam 6 may have been involved in a conspiracy to manipulate the appointment of judges

The comission is of the view that there was inconceivable evidence that vk lingam with covert assistance from tengku lingam, and vincent lingam, were involved in the appointment of judges


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What a disastrous evening

I didn't have a car today so I had to resort to public transport

I was looking forward to going back to shah alam by komuter

Our irda office in kl is also at kl sentral so that's makes it even more easier

I left the office at 8pm thinking that there will not be that many people at the komuter platform

Well, I was wrong

Two scheduled train before the one I'm waiting for was delayed/missing in action.no explanation was given

So we all waiting anxiously for the third one and the platform barely cud house more people.and mind u , again, its 8pm already. I felt like it was 6pm. I cannot imagine how it probably was at 6pm.

When the train came, we all starting doing the malaysian queing system (read berebut rebut) and finally we are all ready to go towards pelabuhan klang

And believe you me, we were all left speechless when the driver made an announcement that this train is actually going towards seremban (and it was on the right side of the track) and I'm like what the hell??? although I used to take the komuter before when I was in smapk (kajang to subang) and when I was in alevels (shah alam to kl) this has never ever happened before!

So I thot , that's it I'm taking the freaking cab. I was already late for dinner with kat and nazmi and keith, so I had no choice lah.

What was more amazing is how people didn't seem to be complaining abt it!

I hope its because they are tired from work

I hope its not because they don't care

I think its also because they know even if they complain, what change will it make, buang karan jer.so just do what pm says, initiate change at the ballot box.

Even worse, I wanted to complain also I didn't even know where to complain as there wasn't any platform attendant on duty??

I tell you, we shud tell everyone, from now on, those who take komuter goes to work bawak sebijik telur busuk. Kalau train lambat or train buat onar macam tadik, kita ramai ramai balik telur busuk dekat train tuh.tak pun baling telur busuk dekat pejabat ktmb yang bodoh tuh yang tak pernah ada orang.

My friend said it is normal that trains are delayed by 40 minutes or so.

Schedule? What schedule?

I bet you none of this commuters who uses komuter or lrt or whatever to work, I bet you none of them voted for bn!!

No wonder we lost kl and selangor

Even the public transport system are in shambles!

And the govt have the nerve to talk abt using public transport to work??

Have any of the senior umno people or umno mp s or umno minister ever experience taking the komuter at peak hours?? Or lrt at peak hours??

They all naik s class and 7 series and cayenne memang lah, and ada hati nak suruh kita berjimat cermat naik pengangkutan awam

Bloody nonsense

Something must be done lah to help the people using public transport

Its one of those diseases in the city that makes people vote against bn!

Adoi....



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Friday, May 16, 2008

I told you this was coming! :)

There you go!  This is going to be so hot cooking!

 

 

Commission: Act against Dr M, 5 others May 16, 08 3:57pm

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam video clip has recommended that former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad be investigated under various laws for his role in the appointment of judges.

MCPX


lingam tape probe the gang of sixOther persons also named to face possible action are former chief justices Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Eusoff Chin, senior lawyer VK Lingam, former minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and business tycoon Vincent Tan.

In its 191-page report, the commission recommended that they be investigated under a slew of laws - Sedition Act, Official Secrets Act, Penal Code and obstruction of justice.

De facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim today said that the cabinet has directed the Attorney General's Chambers to institute immediate investigations against the six.

Earlier, Zaid said that the government has decided to release the commission's report to the public.

The four-volume report will be sold at RM542.10 and be available next week.

While volume one - which is the report itself - has only 191 pages, volume two containing the notes of evidence is 1,187-page long, while volume three has all the statutory declarations submitted to the commission (513 pages) and the final volume contains the exhibits (998 pages). 

Copies of the report were not distributed to the media today but a ministerial aide read out one paragraph.

"We are of the view that there was conceivably an insidious movement by VK Lingam with covert assistance of his close friends Vincent Tan and Tengku Adnan Mansor to involve themselves actively in the appointment of judges, in particular the appointment of Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim as President of the Court of Appeal, and subsequently as the Chief Justice."

 

 

Send tengku adnan to jail! Fire him from all UMNO post!

I say we send tengku lingam and vincent lingam to jail!!

This is a bloody disgrace!

And how can we even have tengku lingam as our umno general secretary!!!!

Dismiss him now from the party!


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Happy Teacher's Day 2008!

Happy teacher's day to all the teacher s out there!

U guys are the best!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

this is as real as it gets!

we should start saving energy now

and come up with a real globalisation proof economic policy

i dont think all this myopic protectionist economic policy in the name of saving any particulat race or anak beranak can last any more longer

the question is,

are you (read old people of malaysia) going to leave us (read young people of Malaysia) with a country fragmented both politically and economically???

may god protect this country :(

Oil reserves to run out by 2014
May 14, 08 12:32pm

Net oil exporter Malaysia will become a net energy importer of oil and gas by 2014 as its own reserves eventually runs out, news reports said today.

MCPX

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Amirsham Aziz said based on the current oil extraction methods by state energy firm Petronas, the crude oil and oil condensates were expected to last for 22 years, the New Straits Times daily reported.

Gas reserves would last for a longer period of 39 years, Amirsham said.

"Although it looks like the reserves period is long, the reality is the country is also importing oil and gas to partly cater to the local demand," he was quoted as saying by the daily.

petronas"Therefore, the country is expected to become a net importer of energy in the near term projected to be by 2014," he said in Parliament.

He said the price of petroleum and gas products exported by Petronas are based on world market prices but prices of fuel in the domestic market was sold on prices partly fixed by the government.

Fuel costs are a thorny subject in Malaysia, after a series of hikes last year triggered widespread anger and contributed to a huge vote swing in favour of the opposition in the recent March polls after the latter promised to lower fuel prices during election campaigns.

The government currently pays hefty fuel subsidies which is expected to hit up to RM45 billion this year on soaring world crude oil prices.

-AFP

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Komuter frustration!

It is certainly so frustrating for the many thousands who rely on commuters



The government tells us to use public transport



But they give us a crap public transport



Then we all have to fork out many to drive



Then we all have to drive crap local cars cause all the good cars have to pay 300percent tax to protect 3 or 4 malay auto industrialist



At the same time, 3 or 4 malay ap kings who control the good cars import takes helicopter to play golf



So where is the justice? (Read keadilan)



Many people depend on ktm komuter and lrt.we spend at least 30billion a year to make roads (and most of it goes to malay (read umno) contractors.why can't we spend some of the money to buy more ktm komuter cars or lrt cars?



1 billion could be used to buy at least 100 ktm cars! Yes, I inquired my transport consultant friends who says one of those ktm cars cost only 10million (well not that 10m is cheap for a train carriage!)



For goodness sake (read political sake) let's do something right for the people!



We can't wait 4 more years, by then we might be pembangkang already!



(Well not that we are govt in selangor or even kl!) Lest u forget!





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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

my new bloomberg toy! yeay!

Loving the new bloomberg! Hehe

Can still play facebook at the same time :)


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i bet you the Sabah MP will cross to Pakatan!

This is alarming!

KUALA LUMPUR: The grouses of the people in Sabah should not be viewed lightly as this could bring about major implications in the next general election, Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh said.The Kalabakan MP, who resigned as deputy natural resources and environment minister last month, also called on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to reshuffle the Cabinet by the end of the year to include Sabah MPs in key ministerial posts."We want justice. Don't say we Sabahans are talking nonsense," he said when debating the motion of thanks on the royal address.He also asked for an increase of oil royalty from 5% to 20% so that the RM500mil allocation would be increased to RM2bil.Ghapur, who was once a Sabah deputy chief minister, also said the speech by Datuk Anifah Aman (BN - Kimanis) in the Dewan last week was a reflection of the sentiments in Sabah.Anifah had said that it was not wrong to switch parties or "to vacate a bungalow and move to a terraced house if we are not given sufficient room in the bungalow".Ghapur said it was an insult to Sabah MPs to be given a total of three ministerial posts when it was Sabah and Sarawak MPs who had helped Barisan Nasional secure a simple majority in the recent general election."They are tasked to look after museums (referring to Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal) and technology (referring to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili) and one in the Prime Minister's Department (Tan Sri Bernard Dompok)."These are not important Cabinet posts. I dare not take up the post of deputy minister. People in Sabah are not happy with the allocation."One state has seven ministers (referring to Johor), another state lost its state government and yet has four ministers (referring to Selangor)," he added.Ghapur said even though the representatives from Sabah might not cross over to the Opposition, they might form new parties and "we can then have the option of joining them".He said the matter should be given serious attention, as it was something that could happen.Ghapur also talked about conditions in Sabah where many people still live in attap-roofed houses and rely on wells for water supply.There were also students who were forced to sit on the floor because there were not enough chairs in classrooms, he said."Where is keadilan (justice) here?" he asked, to which many PKR MPs replied, "We are here".When Ghapur finished his speech the session broke for lunch and he was surrounded by Opposition MPs who shook his hand.When met by reporters later at the Parliament lobby, Ghapur said he would not be leaving Barisan to join another party."If we can solve the problem within, why should we look outside?"But if no one will listen to what I have said, then a tsunami will hit and I, and many of my friends, will be swept away in the next election," he said.




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Monday, May 12, 2008

United wins Premiership! yeah!

Deservedly, united are champions, AGAIN !!!!

:D

And we will the champions league in moscow!


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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother s day Weekend in rantau panjang kelantan

It has been a ' long ' weekend , literally..

Me, mom, dad and uda travlled back to our homeland , kelantan to celebrate mothers day with grandma tokwan nah

The journey back to kelantan takes at least 5 hours , kl kelantan in miles it is around 480km!

Happy mother s day to mama and tokwenoh!


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islam melayu dan komunis

How apt, and contradictory at the same time?

Islam first, then a malay, then only a communist at heart? :)

Mazlan noordin today writes abt the above in relation to abdullah cik dat and rashid maidin of parti komunis malaya.

A former judge once said to me, it is important that u are a socialist when u are young, for many socialist grows up to be a capitalist!


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Metro ahad dan judi 4D

Saya jarang baca harian metro nih, apatah lagi metro ahad. Saya sentiasa rasa tabloid sebegini, walaupun sangat popular sekali di kalangan orang melayu ( jualan tertinggi setiap tahun) , namun bagi saya ianya salah satu punca orang kita tidak terdedah dengan editorial yang lebih analitikal dan memikir.

Saya terkejut kerana di muka akhir bahagian sukan metro ahad,rupanya ada dua muka surat penuh yang dedikasi untuk iklan langganan melalui sms untuk mendapatkan keputusan judi 4d, sports toto dan lumba kuda!

Bukan kah harian metro dan metro ahad ini rata rata pembacanya orang melayu , terutamanya golongan muda melayu islam?

Kalau ada yang lupa, judi adalah haram disisi islam.

Kenapa terang terangan akhbar melayu menyokong iklan seumpama ini?

Tidak cukupkah akhbar akhbar ini menghancurkan jati diri anak muda melayu islam kita dengan pelbagai berita hiburan yang biasanya merangkumi satu pertiga akhbar tabloid sebgini? Sekarang sudah ada cara dan iklan nak berjudi melalui sms pula ??

Pemimpin melayu bising apabila konon nya "musuh" di luar sana mencabar "ketuanan melayu" yang entah apa dia.

Walhal ramai lagi orang kita sendiri yang lebih "aktif" dan terbuka dalam menghancurkan anak bangsa sendiri.

Terang terangan lagi.

Jadi siapakah musuh kita yang lebih besar? Yang di luar sana, atau di depan mata?

Apa guna ketuanan melayu kalau anak anak muda kita di hancurkan tangan tangan bangsa sendiri

* kambing tidak reti main judi



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Happy mother's day mom!

Happy mother s day mom!


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Happy birthday umno!

Semoga panjang umur murah rezeki

Dulu kini dan selamanya

Bersatu bersetia berkhidmat

Kemanakah kita sekarang ini umno?

Adakah kita akan terus tenggelam dalam rhetorik kita sendiri?

Mampukah kita bangkit dalam kekusutan ini?


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Saturday, May 10, 2008

the year was 1968

"If a revolutionary movement is to succeed," wrote Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the most famous of the Paris rebels, "no form of organisation whatever must be allowed to dam its spontaneous flow." That was the lesson of communism's failure: it wasn't bad leadership that suborned democracy, but "the very existence of leadership".

Anyone with a taste of la revolucion? :)

Thanks keith for the link!

http://www.newstatesman.com/subjects/1968


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Kemanakah kita negara malaysia?

Where to malaysia?
United in diversity?
(Sigh..)

Utusan malaysia sabtu 10mei08
BISIK-BISIK AWANG SELAMAT

AWANG terpanggil mengulas gesaan Naib Presiden MCA, Ong Tee Keat agar dihapuskan penggunaan ungkapan ketuanan Melayu.Beliau mendakwa, ungkapan tersebut tidak sesuai kerana ia bermaksud Melayu sebagai tuan dan kaum lain adalah hamba. Tidak silap Awang istilah ketuanan Melayu muncul sebelum merdeka ketika orang Melayu iaitu kaum asal tanah air ini menentang penindasan penjajah.Selepas merdeka, penggunaannya lebih bersifat gagasan bagi menggerakkan pencapaian orang Melayu dan agar kekal sebagai peneraju kuasa. Sudah tentu ia sedikit sebanyak tidak dapat lari daripada semangat kontrak sosial dan realiti Melayu adalah kaum teras. Di Indonesia, etnik Jawa adalah teras, begitu juga kaum Cina di Singapura - itulah realitinya. Maka ketuanan Melayu bukan bermakna kaum lain hamba. Janganlah ambil pusing apatah lagi takut dengan ungkapan sedemikian. Sejarah membuktikan bahawa Melayu cukup baik hati termasuk sanggup berkongsi status kewarganegaraan biarpun kerajaan British pernah mahu menghantar pulang kaum imigran.Lagipun realitinya hari ini orang Melayu jauh ketinggalan berbanding kaum Cina yang menguasai ekonomi terutama di bandar dan pekan. Siapa yang lebih tuan?

Awang – Tak takut 'kiasu'.
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correction and feedback of previous entry

Correction from ong kian ming

Hey Wan Firdaus,Thanks for posting this article on your blog. FYI, we did mention that Hadi will be given a post of the DPM together with Kit Siang in an earlier article. That's why we didn't mention it in this one.http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/82407Firstly, the creation of at least two deputy prime minister positions. It goes without saying that a Pakatan government would have Anwar as the prime minister. Given that in Penang, the Pakatan state government has two deputy chief ministers and that there would have also been two deputy menteris besar in Perak and Selangor if not for royal intervention, we believe Anwar would have two DPMs.In such a scenario, one of the DPMs would be from DAP and the other from PAS (Lim Kit Siang and Hadi Awang respectively). Anwar would also make it clear that in the event that he become incapacitated, the prime minister's position would be filled by another MP from PKR and not from DAP or PAS.The politically correct reason for this is that the PM should come from the biggest component party, and in the Pakatan, that would be PKR. The realpolitik reason is to assuage fear amongst Malays and non-Malays that DAP's Lim Kit Siang and PAS' Abdul Hadi Awang respectively, might actually become the PM.

Posted by Ong Kian Ming to Wan Mohd Firdaus&#39


Feedback from zacharias, a pas member

Being a PAS member myself, I tend to agree that PAS should decide the fate of Hj Hadi's position soon. Maybe it is appropriate to put him in majlis syura etc, as this would not serve as a downgrade to him.Hj Hadi should also look into himself. He should start looking at the prospect of him being DPM, and assess if that would be benificial for Pakatan Rakyat.One the other hand, I believe many PAS members (and central committee) are aware of this, and if PAS is offered one DPM post, most probably it would not be Hj Hadi, regardless of his position

Posted by zacharias to Wan Mohd Firdaus&#39

So, how? Are we going to have the "sokonglah ustaz nashar sebagai presiden pas" campaign ? :)

* kambing dengar pemilihan pas pun akan di jalan kan tahun ini.betul ker?
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Adnan Yaakob nak jadi Ketua Pemuda? bodoh nak mampus ada hati !

Adnan yaakob???

Giler ker apa pemuda umno pahang nih??

Aku rasa adnan yaakob nih dah desperate kot kalau nak bertanding vp pun dah crowded

Tak payah lah nak buang masa

Maybe diorang nih nak cuba split the votes dalam pemilihan pemuda kot .. Hmm



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Friday, May 09, 2008

Buang lah ustaz hadi tuh, gantikan dengan Ustaz Nasha!

many of my PAS friends didnt believe me when i said that non malays dont trust PAS president ustaz hadi. many felt that i was being unfair when i said that ustaz hadi is one of the conundrum that pakatan rakyat is having. As president of PAS, surely they would demand he be given the post of DPM or something up there, if pakatan becomes government. From the article by Ong Kian Ming and Oon Yeoh below, i think i was being too kind in my previous article. Ong and Oon says that ustaz hadi doesnt even have the right "public image" to be a senior cabinet minister and do not have the trust of non Muslim (see article below). at least i thought Hadi should be somewhere in the cabinet, but Ong and Oon seems to suggest that hadi doesnt deserve anything?? (they didnt even end their bit on hadi in the article below)

as I always say to my PAS friend, buang jer ustaz hadi tuh. move forward. maybe you guys also need to have a ' lets have a new president campaign?' :)

on a different note, i think it is rather politically shortsighted on the part of Ong and Oon NOT TO suggest that at least one DPM post will go to PAS.

You think this PAS people wont revolt if they dont get senior post? Confirm berperang punyer dengan DAP.

di selangor hari tuh pun dah demand deputy MB, apatah lagi kalau dah memerintah Pusat.

PAS dengan UMNO nih dua kali lima jer. not much difference. especially the old guards!

Wahai sahabat sahabat di dalam PAS, buang lah ustaz hadi tuh, strengthen your party with Ustaz Nasha and the new blood. And as a kelantanese myself, pls make sure YB Husam becomes the next MB of kelantan, dont allow those bloody 3 abdul's appoint some dungu "golongan Ulamak" to be an effectively puppet MB to their theocratic taliban styled thinking.




Shadow cabinet: Possible PAS ministers
Ong Kian Ming and Oon Yeoh | May 9, 08 12:06pm

For the last article in our five-part series on the Pakatan Rakyat shadow cabinet, we look at the smallest component party, PAS, which has 23 members of parliament. It will presumably will be given the fewest cabinet positions of the three parties precisely because it is the smallest one. We estimate it'll have between five to seven ministers.

The allocation within PAS is probably the least challenging amongst the three Pakatan parties because it does not have the unique problems that the other two parties have. It doesn't have a large number of incumbent MPs like DAP. Nor does it have to cope with the delicate ethnic balancing act that PKR has to contend with.

hadi awangAt the top of its leadership structure is PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang who recaptured the seat of Marang in the recent election, a seat which he had lost in 2004. It makes sense for him to be given the most senior cabinet position allocated to PAS.

The big challenge with Hadi is that his public image and demeanor – which has served him so well within PAS and among rural Malays in the northern states – are also the very things that make it difficult to assign a suitable senior cabinet post for him.

For example, his manner of dressing, with his flowing robes and Taliban-styled headgear, would probably not suit him (or Malaysia) well as the foreign minister or tourism minister. It's hard to imagine him as being suitable for any role which requires him to meet with international investors or be seen in an international setting. It simply sends the wrong impression of the country.

Based on his education or background, which is religious studies, it's also difficult to identify a cabinet position befitting his senior status. The non-Malays would probably be alarmed if he was made home minister or education minister and nothing in his background suggests he's suitable for finance or defence.

opposition boycott batu talam election pc 110107 nasharuddinA PAS leader with a greater degree of flexibility when it comes to cabinet positions is PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa (right), who defeated Awang Adek, former Tenaga chairman and Kelantan Menteri Besar designate (if BN had won) in the seat of Bachok. Nasharuddin will likely be allocated a relatively senior cabinet position. We could easily imagine him taking up the education, foreign or works portfolio.

The other PAS MPs who have senior leadership positions include PAS secretary-general Kamaruddin Jaafar (Tumpat), a three-term MP who switched from Umno to PAS in 1999 because of his close association with Anwar Ibrahim; Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub (Kubang Kerian), a two-term MP; information chief Mahfuz Omar (Pokok Sena), who won this seat in 1999 but lost it in 2004 because of changes in the boundaries of his constituency; treasurer Dr Hatta Ramli (Kuala Kerai), a dentist by training who almost won the parliamentary seat of Gombak in 1999 and was shifted to a more winnable seat in Kelantan this time around.

husam musa bangsar 080408 rightVice-president Husam Musa (right) and director of elections operations Mustafa Ali are two non-MP but cabinet-quality leaders who could be made senators so that they can be given cabinet positions. Husam, who at one time was widely touted to take over Nik Aziz Nik Mat as the MB of Kelantan, has hinted that he is willing to take on a more prominent position at the federal level and wants to project a more moderate image of PAS.

If Pakatan does form the federal government, do not discount the possibility that Husam might give up his state exco position for a federal position. Mustafa, who lost a state seat in Terengganu in the recent election, is seen as a steady pair of hands, and would undoubtedly be an important asset to PAS at the federal level.

Two potential women MPs

titiwangsa contest 250208 lo lo mohd ghazaliFinally, look for one of the two women PAS MPs to be allocated a cabinet position. Dr Siti Maria Mahmud (Kota Raja) and Dr Lo’Lo Mohamad Ghazali (Titiwangsa) (right) have important roles to play within PAS not just because they are female leaders in a party that has a poor public image when it comes to women's rights but also because they are MPs in relatively mixed constituencies. PAS would do well to promote its female MPs in order to present a more modern, mainstream and progressive image of the party.

It's worth highlighting that Pakatan in general does not have many female MPs and even fewer who are suited for cabinet positions. DAP has Chong Eng and PKR has Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. It would make sense for PAS to nominate one of its female MPs for at least a deputy minister position.

To recap, we think senior cabinet positions would go to Hadi and Nasharuddin. The next tier would be Kamaruddin, Salahuddin, Mahfuz and Hatta. We anticipate that either Husam or Mustafa might get cabinet positions via the senatorship route. And finally, one of the two female MPs might get a deputy minister position.

y4c nep forum 180107 dzulkefly ahmadDark horses would be Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (head of the PAS research centre) (left) and Khalid Abdul Samad (brother of BN’s Shahrir) both of whom have been working hard to build bridges with the non-Muslim community.

Both are first-term MPs and are thus very junior, but like Nasharuddin and Husam, they represent the future of the party because their moderate image makes them more suited as leaders capable of representing all Malaysians.


ONG KIAN MING is a PhD candidate in political science at Duke University and OON YEOH is a writer and new media analyst. You can listen to both of them discuss this topic in their Realpolitik podcast.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

This is startling!

I'm sure u guys have read this in nst today

I hope anifah is not serious abt his points on sabah mp s crossing over

As I have said to my friends

This is very surprising development that came too early for bn

6 months to dec is gonna be the longest in umno s history ..


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Monday, May 05, 2008

Pak Lah and Mahathir- macam nak tak nak jer hahaha

Salam betul betul tak tuh?
Hehe


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My life in a scrabble

My life in a scrabble

How apt!

I tried to fit in kpum and smapk and kelantan, but failed.

Total score : 223!

:)


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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Gapena speaks of malay rights

Read the news piece below from utusan today.this is totally wrong! We need to stop this scare mongering. The nation will be divided. Responsible politicians must take centre stage and tell this ultras that all this is not doing any good to no one. We are one country! We must all learn to live together.

The irony is the guy speaks abt isue perkauman when he himself is being perkauman.

Its like orang melayu boleh perkauman but orang bukan melayu tak boleh?

Utusan malaysia (read utusan melayu)

JOHOR BAHRU 2 Mei – Kongres Permuafakatan Melayu malam ini mencadangkan lima langkah drastik termasuk menubuhkan Majlis Muafakat Melayu (3M) untuk menjaga hal ehwal, hak dan menyelesaikan masalah orang Melayu di negara ini. Selain penubuhan 3M, kongres itu turut menyarankan dikukuhkan bahasa, budaya dan parti politik Melayu selain mencabar agenda pihak tertentu yang bersikap perkauman.Ketua Satu Gabungan Penulis Nasional (Gapena), Tan Sri Prof. Emeritus Dr. Ismail Hussein berkata, pembentukan 3M penting untuk menjadi saluran rasmi bagi orang Melayu kerana unsur perkauman kini semakin menebal dalam masyarakat."Walaupun terdapat pihak yang ingin memberi nama lain seperti Majlis Muafakat Orang Melayu, tetapi apa pun nama yang akan diberikan, ia bertujuan menjadi saluran rasmi kepada kita semua."Kalau 200 badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang hadir dalam kongres ini dapat memberi sokongan padu, saya rasa tidak timbul masalah (untuk mewujudkan majlis itu)," katanya ketika berucap merasmikan Kongres Permuafakatan Melayu di Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Persada di sini.Lebih 1,000 aktivis dan cendekiawan Melayu menyertai kongres dua hari itu.Dalam ucapannya, Ismail turut mencadangkan supaya semua NGO Melayu bersatu dan melaksanakan tanggungjawab menegakkan hak orang Melayu.Menurutnya, Gapena berpendapat unsur kemelayuan sangat penting dan mendesak dalam pembangunan Malaysia pada masa akan datang. Selain itu, beliau menyeru semua parti politik Melayu dan bukan Melayu supaya memerangi unsur perkauman yang amat ditakuti oleh semua rakyat negara ini.Menurut Ismail, unsur-unsur perkauman makin menebal selepas Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-12 yang menyaksikan kemerosotan prestasi Barisan Nasional."Adalah menjadi tanggungjawab kita semua untuk memerangi dan menghapuskan unsur tersebut."Hati bangsa Melayu tidak harus dilukakan. Nampak sangat sikap perkauman dan sikap menghina orang Melayu akan menjadi sangat nyata dan kita perlu menghadapinya," ujar beliau.Ismail mengajak orang Melayu mengambil pengajaran di atas kemenangan dan kekalahan sebuah parti Melayu yang telah lama berjasa kepada orang Melayu kerana kini terdapat parti Melayu yang tidak mempunyai pengalaman memerintah masyarakat berbilang kaum yang kompleks. "Maka, mereka menggunakan kesempatan ini untuk melepaskan geram dan membalas dendam dan ini bertentangan dengan Perlembagaan Negara," ujarnya.
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Saturday, May 03, 2008

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United 4 - west ham 1

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Agreeing with the kambing

Today I find myself agreeing with the kambings

Yes, the live telecast of the parliament proceedings shud be continued

Well, if the mp s who are supposedly acting like monkeys are the ones in the opposition, then shudlnt that be a good thing for bn?

I'm sure if the bn mp's themselves don't act like gangsters or monkeys or big foot, then there is nothing too hide lah.or is there?

I'm loving every bit of it

At least we know some of these old jokers have to go.be it the ones in bn or pakatan.

The young ones must rise ! :)


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Boris johnson tory mayor for london

Here u go, the new mayor for london

Ahh, we ll all miss good old ken!


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Boris johnson wins mayorship of london

Boris wins london mayoral election

One of the many dissapointing news that I am facing this weekend :(

My condolonces to sister ruqayyah NUS and the NOLS (national org of labour student) and also fosis people who s worked hard to reinstate ken livingstone, albeit a failed campaign.

I am so detached from british politics these days.its so dissapointing that I am no longer in constant learning mode from british politics. And let's not get started on malaysian politics.or the ever patronising malay politics.

I think just by reading the statements made by these british politicians, one (read msian politicians) has a lot to learn from them.especially the magnamity of one self both in the celebration of victory and in the face of defeat.

Read the tribute by boris to ken.this is truly british politics at its best surely.

P.s when did nick clegg became lib dem leader??? Sir ming was deposed? I miss london lah :(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbc_news/uk/738/73809/story7380947.shtml



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Where to wang ehsan?

I love it when the edge goes on a public crusade!

This week it is membuka pekung di dada of all those jokers ( read patrick sekian sekian ) who have stripped the terengganunites (betul ker nih) off their right to the 5percent oil royalty money

As a matter of fact, terengganu people probably receive a pittance of that 5percent (or nothing at all) since 10 percent of the people in terengganu is under poverty level! Isn't that crazy? That's like 5 percent more than national average level of poverty.and they are the richest state in terms of revenue.

It is so much fun to read the edge editorials strips it all for public reading.

If u guys want to know how we ( read umno ) has cheated the people of terengganu off their rightful claim towards oil money from their land, go buy the latest the edge!

Read all about it :)

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The fight for malay youth

Must go and buy!


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