Monday, December 3, 2012

KDN got no ears!

KDN got no ears!

KDN got no ears!

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:54 AM PST

Wish I can stop writing about the Home Ministry but I just can't. Too many boiling issues, so much craps going around.

Maybe it applies elsewhere too, especially when ministries and other government agencies overlooked into certain policies. Yeah man, some policies did work well but there are also rags and rubbish alongside some.

KDN, the Home Ministry for instance should develop a new skill in its management. Also, subscribing to a new mindset to its approach as to sharpen its key personnel with the right knowledge and attitude.

I don't want to blame Hishamuddin. As a minister and Umno vice president, he is just too busy as he got to attend to other things as well. I just hope he has more 'hands on' on the ministry's major policy, especially with regards to foreign workers, human trafficking, security and police matters.

We have a ministry secretary-general who only works on the minister's words, directive and approval. Can't even decide on small and simple matter, i.e issuing a brief media statement on non-policy matter or what is his priority!

Read this news by New York Times:
"Malaysia must punish the recruitment agents accused of forcing more than 100 foreign women to work as domestic help without pay and enforce laws to protect migrant workers, the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and a migrant workers' support group said on Monday." 
Actually, there is no specific guidelines by the ministry on intakes of foreign workers. While we try to please a country by allowing their workers to come and work in Malaysia (in the case of Malaysia-Bangladesh G-to-G agreement signed last week, we forgot the fact that a few hundred thousands Bangladeshis are 'strayed illegal immigrants' for overstaying, without job and other security (refer to my earlier posting Bangla come, Bangla stay).

Our policy thus far is to cater to the needs of the manufacturing, plantation, services, infrastructure and other industries. Each time they apply for foreign workers, we approve it. So, everybody is happy.

However, we didn't bother to monitor the foreigners. What happens to them next, especially when their contract ends, is none of our business. And under the latest G-to-G package, what is the guarantee that the Bangladeshis will remain loyal to their employer, would not run away and will return at the end of their contract?
"The case is the latest in a series of episodes involving Indonesian domestic workers that have at times strained diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Malaysia. Last month, two Indonesian domestic workers reported that they had been raped. One alleged that she had been raped by three police officers, while the other woman said her employer had raped her..."
We are too ignorant, too proud of our 'junk achievement' and lazy to take up new task. The 6P program, for the record was done abruptly without any 'trial period'. Too many heads were involved, each and every one with different style and approach. In the end, the result was below satisfaction.

Why? Its already a 'stigma' among some ministers and senior government officials to avoid close contact with the public who knows better the actual situation on the ground. We will never recognise any feedback from them as it would require us to look into it, investigate and report it to the highest authority.

In this manner, everything we have done is considered perfect. The minister is happy, everybody involved is more than happy. On the ground, however, problems are not solved!

Why can't we learn to accept criticism, and why are we so proud to listen to good proposals from people on the ground? Just because we are ministers and senior officers, we have the best brain, others are donkey.
"We will send a diplomatic note to the Malaysian government asking for tough punishment against them," said Suryana Sastradiredja, a spokesman for the Indonesian Embassy, referring to those alleged to be the perpetrators in the Klang case...
This is another issue. We want a strong and good diplomatic relation with them but we ignore the simplicity in solving the issue, proposed by those outside the ministry and the government.

So, what are we? Mr Perfect, all of us?

PM Najib, DPM Muhyiddin, Hisham and others should be more open in accepting views from others. We must cater to the need of the industry, yes but we must also prepare a standard guideline in employing foreigners. Bringing them in is easy but to keep track on them is much more difficult than scanning a tumor in the head.

Lots of broken link here need special attention from all parties involved. How are we going to implement the RCI for Sabah if problems in the Peninsula gets bigger and more complicated? Open up your mind, please!

We have millions of foreigner in the country, some of whom have settled down for decades. With them are the aged and children. They opened up their own settlement of a few hundred houses here and there to the extent that the police, Rela and immigration officers are so afraid to go near them!

Well... as our duty is only to bring them in, I guess its forgiven. I wonder if those at KDN, Human Resource Ministry and related agencies got ears to listen!

Some ministries are better off without ministers and senior officials. A 'mandor' can handle it best! Look closer at KDN's logo. No wonder someone loves 'keris' so much!

My Wish

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 06:43 AM PST

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.

- Anonymous

Khalwat Dengan Jururawat: KP Kesihatan Dr Hasan Diturunkan Pangkat

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:56 AM PST

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman yang digantung kerja ekoran kes khalwat baru-baru ini diturunkan pangkat ke satu gred yang lebih rendah daripada jawatan yang disandang sekarang.

Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA) Tan Sri Mahmood Adam berkata keputusan itu dicapai dalam mesyuarat SPA yang diadakan hari ini.

Mahmood dalam kenyataannya berkata tindakan tatatertib terhadap Dr Hasan yang merupakan Pegawai Perubatan Gred Utama Turus II, Kementerian Kesihatan itu dibuat mengikut Peraturan 33(1), Peraturan-peraturan Pegawai Awam (Kelakuan dan Tatatertib) 1993.

Pada 26 November lepas, SPA memutuskan Dr Hasan digantung kerja sehingga keputusan tatatertib diputuskan dalam mesyuarat hari ini.

SPA juga memutuskan agar Wan Syarifah Nooraazmanita Wan Hassan, Jururawat Gred U41, Kementerian Kesihatan dikenakan tindakan turun tiga pergerakan gaji bagi tempoh 12 bulan.

Pada 14 November lepas Dr Hasan, 56, dan Wan Syarifah Nooraazmanita, 36, masing-masing didenda RM3,000 dan RM2,900 oleh Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah setelah mengaku bersalah atas tuduhan berkhalwat di sebuah bilik Hotel Pullman Putrajaya, di sini, pada 2.18 pagi hari yang sama. - Bernama

ေျမနိမ့္ရာ လွံစိုက္သူေတြအတြက္

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 06:18 AM PST

မိတ္ေဆြ …
ေျမနိမ့္ရာ လွံစိုက္သူေတြအတြက္
ငါ ဝမ္းနည္းပက္လက္ ျဖစ္မေပးႏိုင္ဘူး။
ငါတို႕ေရွ႕ေမွာက္ …
လူမဆန္ေအာင္ ျပဳလုပ္ခံရတဲ့
ငါတို႕ ညီေနာင္ေတြကို
သြားကူညီခြင့္ေတာင္ မေပးခဲ့ဘူး။

လူ ၁၀ ေရာက္ကို
ေခြး႐ူး ၃၀၀ ဆြဲလို႕
မ႐ႈမလွ ေသပြဲဝင္ေတာ့ …
ဘာလူမ်ိဳးဆိုလား …

မေမ့ႏိုင္တာ …
ငါတို႕အျပစ္ပဲ ဆိုလိုက္ေတာ့။
ဘယ္ေတာ့မွ မေမ့ပါရေစနဲ႕။

ဒါနဲ႕ မိတ္ေဆြ …
အဲဒီ လူ ၁၀ ဦး
သတ္မႈအတြက္ ဖြဲ႕ထားတဲ့
လမ္းမွားျပီးမ်ား လက္ပံေတာင္း
ဟိုတေလာ ငလ်င္တုန္းက

ငါတို႕မွာ ငိုေပးဖို႕

ငါတို႕ မေပ်ာ္ပါဘူး၊ မလိုတမာ မျဖစ္ပါဘူး။
ငါတို႕ရဲ့ ႏွလုံးသားေတြက မညစ္ညမ္းပါဘူး။
ဒါေပမဲ့ မိတ္ေဆြ …
ဒါေပမဲ့ … ဒါေမမဲ့ …

- Ghangis Chitthu

Back-to-school shopping begins…

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 05:53 AM PST

My back-to-school shopping for this year began today with Fuzi's family.

Initially I wanted to bring a few families to go shopping together. Well yes, I am still planning to do that this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but since Fuzi had called me earlier last week to tell me about her son's schooling problem, I decided to visit them today and take them out shopping while at it. Besides, her 2 youngest kids were the ones who got themselves "lost" during our Family Day at Lost World of Tambun 2 years ago. Taking them together with other kids, they may end up getting themselves lost at the shopping complex!! True enough, today when I took them shopping, the 2 boys freely wandered about and were out of sight quite a number of times.

Anyway, Fuzi's eldest, Wina, who tagged along today, just came to help choose uniforms, shoes etc for her younger siblings. She will be sitting for her last SPM paper this Thursday (although SPM is over for most SPM candidates, Wina still has a Econs paper to sit for).

Fuzi's youngest, Iwan, is due to go to standard one next year. But there is one major problem…

Those who had followed Fuzi's story may remember that Fuzi, an Indonesian lady, had married a Malaysian guy in southern Thailand. Fuzi, being uneducated, and naive, had all the while believed that her marriage had been registered and that there'd be no problems whatsoever.

All her problems came much later… after her husband passed away. Somebody broke into her house and raped her, resulting in Fuzi getting pregnant. It was during this pregnancy that Fuzi was diagnosed HIV+ and Fuzi innocently thought she must have been infected by the rapist. Precautions were taken to avoid transmission from mother to child, and so the youngest boy, Iwan, was spared from infection.

Then when all her children were tested, her 4th son (her son with her late husband) was found to be HIV+. So Fuzi did not get HIV from the rapist but from her late husband! It was only then Fuzi mentioned that her late husband used to visit southern Thailand quite frequently. Sigh!

Problematic enough? Not quite. Later when her eldest daughter Wina, needed to do her MyKad after reaching 12 years of age, they ran into more problems. With their father no longer around and Fuzi herself still an Indonesian without PR status, the authorities needed proof that these children did indeed have a Malaysian father. Although their birth cert indicated so, Fuzi had to come out with a legitimate marriage cert. It was only then that Fuzi knew her marriage cert was illegitimate (issued in Thailand and never registered in Malaysia). Fuzi would have to get her marriage cert legalised before any of her children could be issued with a Malaysian identity card. That wasn't an easy task… getting to legalise a marriage cert issued in Thailand when the Malaysian partner was no longer around.

It was a long process Fuzi had to go through with the help of a woman activist who sympathised. I couldn't help her then as I didn't have any contacts in the related agencies, neither did I know the correct procedures. Once her marriage cert was legalised, her children (by then her second child had also reached 12 years of age) had no problem getting their MyKad done.

So, no more problems for Fuzi? No way. Remember her youngest son Iwan was born out-of-wedlock? The boy was not fathered by the same Malaysian father of his other 4 siblings. Even Fuzi doesn't know the identity of the guy who raped her. As such, Iwan's citizenship will have to follow his mother's… Indonesian.

Now the boy is 6, going on 7. Off Fuzi went to register Iwan for school next year. She was aware that Iwan, being a non-citizen, may have to pay additional fees if she wanted to put him in a Malaysian government school. I already have a donor willing to sponsor the boy's schooling expenses.

But just last week she got the reply from the Education Department saying that her application to register the boy as a non-citizen student at a government school was rejected. Reason given… "dokumen meragukan".

I am not sure what documents were submitted by Fuzi when she submitted the application earlier to the Education Dept. I think there shouldn't be too much of a problem if she has PR status. But even her application for PR status is facing problems at the Immigrations Dept because her husband is no longer around.

Adoii… pusing-pusing problem balik…

Any readers out there with any suggestions as to how to solve this problem?

MARKET TALK: Malaysia Shares End Down 0.2%; 1600-1625 Band Tipped

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 03:57 AM PST

Malaysia shares end down 0.2% at 1607.35 as investors continue to lock in profits on concerns over the U.S. fiscal cliff and bearish technical cues, a local dealer says and tips the benchmark index to trade in a 1600-1625 band in the near term. Market breadth ends negative at 392 losers vs 275 gainers with a total volume of 726.2 million shares. Among losers, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (5183.KU) ends down 4.9% at MYR5.66, YTL Power International Bhd (6742.KU) dips 2.5% to MYR1.54 and IOI Corp. Bhd (1961.KU) eases 0.6% to MYR4.93. Among gainers, British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (4162.KU) ends up 4.3% at MYR55.50, Bumi Armada Bhd (5210.KU) adds 2.7% to MYR3.80 and UMW Holdings Bhd (4588.KU) rises 1.9% to MYR10.82

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The Palestine Mirage - A futile U.N. gesture that violates the 1993 Oslo Accords

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 03:47 AM PST

It was no accident that Mahmoud Abbas chose November 29 to seek a United Nations General Assembly vote recognizing Palestine as a state, albeit as a non-member "observer" state at the U.N. November 29 is the 65th anniversary of the General Assembly's Resolution 181, which partitioned British-Mandated Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian states. 

The Jews accepted the Resolution; Arabs unanimously rejected it. It passed by a vote of 33-13 with 10 abstentions. Had the Arab world voted for the plan, a Palestinian state would be as old as Israel is today, and within larger borders than the 1949 Armistice lines that the Palestinian President now claims for his new, notional, "state."

Yet if Mr. Abbas intended to acknowledge the Arab error in rejecting the creation of a Jewish homeland, it wasn't apparent Thursday. While he referred to Resolution 181 as "the birth certificate for Israel," he also spoke of the "unprecedented historical injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people since Al-Nakba [the catastrophe] of 1948." That would not have happened had the Arabs not sought to murder Israel in its crib by invading it.

Nor did Mr. Abbas help his cause by accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing," "an apartheid system of colonial occupation," "the plague of racism," and more. That kind of talk may work with the usual suspects at Turtle Bay who gave Mr. Abbas a standing ovation. But Israelis who spent recent days in bomb shelters while Iranian-built missiles were fired at them from Gaza probably weren't cheering. Theirs is the say that matters if a Palestinian state is ever to come into being. 

Those Israelis won't be reassured by the lopsided 138-9 margin of Thursday's vote, with 41 abstentions. In effect, the General Assembly voted to violate the 1993 Oslo Accords, which are the legal basis for Mr. Abbas's Palestinian Authority and require negotiations with Israel to create a state. When the world next asks Jerusalem to take "risks for peace," Israelis will know that countries such as France (which voted for the resolution) and Germany (which abstained) will not have their backs. It will be interesting to see if the Palestinians now use their new U.N. status to harass Israelis in venues such as the International Criminal Court. Such tactics are aimed at making everyday life increasingly unbearable for Israelis, ostensibly to force their hand on accepting a Palestinian state. Our guess is that it will have the opposite effect.

As for the Obama Administration, it opposed the U.N. resolution but failed to get allies such as France and Germany to do so as well—further testimony to U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's dubious diplomatic skills. A brighter spot is the U.S. Senate, where Wyoming Republican John Barrasso has introduced an amendment that would cut U.S. funding for the Palestinian Authority by 50%, among other measures. Somebody needs to send Mr. Abbas the message that there's a price to be paid for flouting his agreements with Israel and ignoring the pleas of the Administration.

When the U.N. voted in 1947 for partition, the Jews of Palestine demonstrated that they were ready to create a functional state. On Thursday, the U.N. voted for a "Palestine" that has become a byword for political dysfunction, ideological extremism, and a preference for symbolism over pragmatism. The tragedy of Thursday's vote is that it will only encourage Palestinians to remain in their make-believe world. WSJ

A version of this article appeared December 1, 2012, on page A14 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: The Palestine Mirage.

[VIDEO] Taktik Jahat UMNO Didedah, Guru Dipecat Diberikan Borang UMNO -updated

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 05:26 AM PST

Guru agama sementara dari Labuan yang dipecat Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI) selepas menghadiri ceramah Pakatan Rakyat, mendakwa menerima borang keahlian Umno selepas ditelefon seorang pemimpin Umno setempat.

Guru tersebut, Qatrun Nada Mohd Latfi juga mendakwa bahawa dalam perbualan telefon tersebut, beliau dinasihatkan bahawa sebagai kakitangan kerajaan beliau hanya boleh bergiat aktif dalam parti Umno.

Beliau mendakwa borang itu dihantar secara serahan tangan pada 11 Oktober, dua hari selepas beliau 'dinasihati' pemimpin Umno berkenaan yang juga seorang senator Dewan Negara.

Beliau bagaimanpun tidak mengisi borang itu dan menerima notis pemecatan pada 24 Oktober dan berkuatkuasa 1 Disember lalu.

Qatrun memberitahu demikian sebelum menyerahkan memorandum kepada Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) mengenai pemecatannya oleh JAWI.

Sementara itu, pemimpin Umno yang didakwa oleh Qatrun sebagai pemangku Ketua Umno Labuan, Senator Datuk Yunus Kurus, ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini, mengesahkan beliau yang menghantar borang keahlian tersebut kepada bekas guru berkenaan.

Bagaimanapun, beliau mendakwa, ia dihantar atas permintaan Qatrun sendiri.

Yunus juga mengakui ada menelefon Qatrun untuk mengesahkan laporan bahawa seorang guru agama sementara JAWI berkempen untuk PAS.

Guru berkenaan, dakwa Yunus, mengesahkan ada terlibat dengan PAS.

"Saya telefon dia tanya betul ke dia masuk PAS. Dia boleh ketawa-ketawa lagi.

Saya cakap itu (masuk mana-mana parti) hak kamu.

"Dia minta borang saya kasilah," katanya.

Qatrun sewaktu sidang media juga mengaku bahawa beliau, secara berjenaka, meminta borang Umno dari Yunus.

Penyelaras NGO hak asasi manusia Suaram, Syukri Razab yang menemani Qatrun berkata siri kejadian yang berlaku sebelum Qatrun dipecat mengesahkan pemecatan itu bersifat politik.

Menurutnya, sebab pemecatan itu yang dipercayai berkaitan dengan kehadiran Qatrun ke ceramah pembangkang bercanggah dengan hak asasi manusia untuk berpersatuan.

Mengulas perkara itu, Yunus menyatakan bahawa beliau tidak mempunyai kuasa untuk membuang Qatrun dari tugasnya kerana perjawatan beliau terletak di bawah bidang kuasa JAWI.

"Bukan saya yang buang. Saya tiada kuasa untuk membuang sesiapa," katanya.

Beliau turut menafikan dakwaan Qatrun bahawa beliau menyatakan hanya pekerja kerajaan dengan keahlian Umno sahaja boleh berpolitik.

"Tidak ada semua (kenyataan) itu. Itu temberang sahaja," kata Yunus.

Beliau turut menggesa Qatrun menghubunginya sendiri jika Qatrun berkata benar dengan dakwaan-dakwaannya tentang pemecatan itu. -mk

Guru dipecat gesa Suhakam nasihat JAWI, Umno

Guru agama sementara dari Labuan yang dipecat selepas menghadiri ceramah ketua pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, menghantar memorandum kepada Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia (Suhakam) di Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Memorandum itu dihantar oleh guru berkenaan, Qatrun Nada Mohd Latfi menerusi NGO Inisiatif Selamatkan Insan Tertindas (INSAN).

Dalam memorandum itu, Qatrun memohon Suhakam agar menggesa Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI) "bersikap profesional dan membebaskan JAWI daripada menjadi jentera politik parti memerintah".

Ia juga memohon Suhakam agar "menggesa Umno tidak menggunakan agensi kerajaan sebagai alat politik untuk mengekang kemaraan parti lawan".

Pesuruhjaya Suhakam, Detta Samen yang menerima memorandum itu berkata bahawa pihaknya akan menyiasat dakwaan yang terkandung dalam memorandum itu.

Jika kes itu sudah dibawa ke mahkamah, Suhakam boleh bertindak sebagai pihak ketiga untuk mengesahkan jika kes itu didapati mencabuli hak-hak asasi manusia.

"Suhakam boleh turut serta dan beritahu mahkamah perkara ini bertentangan dengan hak asasi manusia dan kami boleh bantu mana-mana peguam yang sudah dilantik untuk membawa kes ini ke mahkamah," katanya.

Umno unity calls ring hollow with spectre of sabotage by Nigel Aw

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 03:04 AM PST

Every year, the Umno general assembly is a colourful military-precision display of unity and organisation. But underlying the careful choreography in this year's meet is the party's pressing problem that has become all too apparent - internal sabotage.  Although several party officials broached on the prickly subject during the five-day conference, the job of imploring everyone to be on the same page fell on party president Najib Abdul Razak.

NONEAlmost the entire first half of his 45-minute closing speech was spent building his case for party members to accept his choice of "winnable candidates" for the coming general election.

This included name dropping two former premiers - Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - labouring to impress the audience how the two had to sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the party.

Capping his extended sales pitch Najib continued the tradition started by his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin at the last general assembly, in leading delegates in an endless loyalty oath and prayer that eventually lost steam.

NONENajib's predicament is notable as previously, local party leaders had much clout in determining the choice of candidates. The system usually meant that many leaders could nominate themselves repeatedly, even if it was to the detriment of Umno's chances at the polls.

But the clock is ticking for Najib to rein in disgruntled local leaders, as polls are expected to be called in four months at the most.

Fractured Umno no secret

According to political analyst Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Najib's plan to reform the candidate selection process is clearly facing inertia and that there was a disconnect between the top leadership and local leaders.

NONE"It is a public (open) secret that there are many camps in Umno, all paying loyalty to different leaders.

"It is known that if one individual aligned to a particular group (becomes the candidate), the other groups may rebel by not helping out (in the general election)," he told Malaysiakini when contacted today.

Wan Saiful said that factionalism was apparent even during the AGM, as most of those who were given the opportunity to speak belonged to the old guard.

According to Wan Saiful, Najib will face a big challenge in discarding the old guard in order for his candidates plan to work because of the inherent largesse that comes with power.

"The wealth structure of Umno leadership is closely linked to the power structure. They stand to lose a lot by losing power because it is tied with business.  "Najib knows he needs to put in new faces or else the electorate will punish him. But if he gets rid of the old guard, party members may punish him. So it's a balancing act," he said.
Candidate hopefuls on eggshells

With division leaders now unable to exert much influence on candidacy, delegates are left guessing who would earn candidacy in the next polls as Najib is keeping his cards close to his chest.  This perhaps also explains the tame nature of the 66th Umno general assembly, as delegates steered clear of controversial issues that may generate friction with other BN component parties or offend racial sensitivities, lest it jeopardise their "winnable candidate" chances.

NONEEven the "Hidup Melayu (Long live the Malays)" chants occurred with far less frequency than at  previous AGMs. Most top leaders used the more race-neutral "Hidup Umno", "Hidup BN" and "Hidup Malaysia" to cap off their respective speeches.

"We do not want to focus too much on Malay issues because we know the government had always given attention to Malays and other races.

"Right now, we want to focus more on the future, and Malaysia's future is after the general election," Jasin Umno representative Roslan Ahmad told Malaysiakini today when contacted.

Instead, delegates took aim at what they described as the "unholy trinity" in Pakatan Rakyat, in particular PAS that has grown in strength and numbers since helming three states after the 2008 general election.

PAS the main worry

Delegates and party officials told the floor that the BN administration had been consistently implementing Islamic policies - from banking to the zakat system and Tabung Haji fund - while PAS had done little more than to brand Umno as infidels.  To press home their message, a video of PAS' infamous prayer for Umno's demise during the latter's muktamar was played during the general assembly and put on loop play during the breaks.

NONEThe attention shift from the breakaway PKR to PAS appears to be a response to the latter's aggressive recruitment drive of former civil servants in recent months, which include former chiefs in the police force, army, religious authorities and public service - Umno's traditional support bases.    

Wan Saiful concurred that PAS was Umno's main worry in Pakatan Rakyat hence the obsession with PAS bashing.

"They (Umno) call PAS a stooge, but the reality is if PAS was not a concern they would not be mentioning it so many times," he said.

And although Najib played down the opposition's strength in his winding up speech, his attempt to wade into the candidate selection process hiccups suggest he now acknowledges the serious challenge Pakatan Rakyat poses.

Wan Saiful noted that sabotage has always been an issue in Umno, but the uphill task now is to ensure the party will not suffer the similar debacle of 2008 in the face of a formidable opposition. Malaysiakini

With contributions from Lee Long Hui and Kow Gah Chie.

God, comedy and the Umno general assembly by Kee Thuan Chye

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 03:01 AM PST

COMMENT The Umno general assembly has often come across as reality comedy. Its 'performers' unwittingly amuse us with their unintentionally comic turns. This year, they didn't disappoint. Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, whose family is embroiled in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal that forced her not to renew her senatorship, says that for the upcoming general election, she is a winnable candidate. God help her.

Indeed, God was invoked on several occasions throughout the general assembly, sometimes for the sake of seeking his help. President Najib Abdul Razak urged Umno members to pray hard to God in order to win the general election. "Let us pray so that with His blessings, we will continue to be the country's ruling party," he said. The subtext of that smacked of a loss in confidence. In fact, Najib's rhetoric in the past several months has been reflective of that. He has been practically begging his audiences to "give us another term", an appeal no Umno leader has ever stooped to. They had always taken it for granted that they would rule long-term.

He has been persuading voters not to change the government, as if he were expecting them to. He has been bashing the opposition parties at every available opportunity, to influence voters not to vote for them. At the general assembly, he even entertained the prospect of losing: "We can replace treasures or honour that are lost, but if we lose this fight, we will be left with nothing." He was of course exaggerating - because not winning Putrajaya doesn't amount to losing everything - but he was nonetheless acknowledging the possibility of defeat. No other Umno president before him has ever had to countenance that.

Apology too little too late?

Now Najib cannot bank on the confidence of the Umno of the past to carry him cockily to the general election; it has been too deeply mired in corruption and cronyism, and the rakyat have got wise to it. He even apologised at the general assembly for all the wrongdoings of Umno and the other parties in the BN coalition. But, as they say, it may be a case of 'too little, too late'. And it certainly is of no use if the corrupt practices are still continuing.

Why, for instance, he has not answered the allegations of businessman Deepak Jaikishan that for his help in facilitating a project deal, his family was paid by the latter, and that Deepak got involved in the case involving the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu because he wanted to help Najib's family? Why did Najib leave it to Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to volunteer to reply to Deepak? This exposé, the NFC scandal and the question surrounding the RM40 million 'political donation' received by Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman have caused untold damage to Umno. It may not fully recover from the blows.

Even so, there was much bravado flaunted at the general assembly. There was talk among Umno leaders of winning the general election with a two-thirds majority and recapturing all the four states now in Pakatan Rakyat's hands. They might have prayed to God first before they offered these predictions. Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob even told the media, "I tell you, DAP cannot win in Bentong. Cannot win! If DAP wins in Bentong, you cut off my ears and I'll jump into the Pahang river."

Such haughtiness! Well, just to see if he will keep his word, the electorate should vote BN out of Bentong. Earless Adnan might be a more humble person after that! Hey, but the next day, probably feeling scared that his Bentong prediction might actually prove wrong, he did a flip-flop. That, however, made him even more laughable. He said he didn't mean "cut off my ears" literally. He said he was using figurative language.

"Do you know figurative speech? In English language, we have figurative speech. We have simile, we have metaphor, hyberbole," he said. "So when I say cut off my ears, that means they (DAP) can never win ... not that if we (BN) lose, they (the opposition) will take a knife and cut off my ears literally."  And why did he use "figurative language"? His reply: "… to let people learn English"!

Ha ha ha! That got me rolling on the floor - because "cut off my ears" is not at all a figure of speech in the English language. And it definitely wouldn't mean someone can't win. Adnan doesn't know that and he wants others to learn English? What a clown, the epitome of the know-nothing who behaves like a know-all. Or a case of someone who's caught and simply tembak (shoots). And since there's no such figure of speech, dear voters, please continue sharpening your knives.

Divine intervention badly needed

Meanwhile, enjoy the most hilarious, most misplaced joke that came out of the assembly – courtesy of Umno Youth information chief Reezal Merican Naina Merican, who said Umno is the party chosen by God to liberate the chosen land of Malaysia. Woweee! This is fresh, this is creative! This is … divine! He even said God's chosen people are the Malays living in Malaysia. But hang on, doesn't 'God's chosen people' traditionally refer to the Israelites? And the chosen land to the nation of Israel? Jews, baby.

Did Reezal make a boo-boo in associating with the enemy? Was he even aware of it? He said God is the true authority over all governments, the giver of power to those that he has chosen, so he must believe that Umno-BN will win the next general election. But what if it doesn't? Will he stop believing in God? What kooky thinking. Here's something Adnan could learn from in terms of the English language - an example of a hyperbole. Reezal was probably trying to outdo his Umno Youth boss, Khairy Jamaluddin, by waxing so hyperbolic. The day before, Khairy quoted from Winston Churchill's famous speeches in his call to fight Pakatan Rakyat, but he obviously went overboard.

He was comparing the next general election to World War Two. But come on lah, brudder, they're not the same lah. While Churchill's "we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets" and "we will continue hand in hand like comrades and brothers until every vestige of the Nazi regime has been beaten into the ground" are inspiring, Khairy's "we will debate them in Parliament, we will smash their arguments in coffeeshops, we will expose their lies in cyberspace … we will lay this wretched Pakatan coalition into the ground!" sounds terribly frivolous. Schoolboyish even.

Level of intellect worrying

The scary thing about all this comedy is that among the people spewing this rubbish are holders of high public office, and that some of the Umno Youth upstarts may one day become ministers. Even outside of the general assembly, you get the Malacca Chief Minister Ali Rustam, accusing Singapore of interfering in Malaysian politics simply because the briefing by French lawyers on the Scorpene investigations in France was recently held there.  Worse, last week Deputy Defence Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad disparaged the name of French lawyer William Bourdon by changing the surname to 'Bodoh' (stupid). The jury may have no difficulty in deciding who was being 'bodoh' in this case, but it showed the level of class and intellectuality among our so-called leaders.

It is the level of intellectuality that comes from decades of playing to the gallery, of pandering to the masses who have been deliberately manipulated to remain politically immature and intellectually challenged through being provided substandard education. And so to reach out to these masses, our so-called leaders appeal to the lowest common denominator.  They are the avatars of "the devil we know" - the phrase Mahathir Mohamad recently coined to describe Umno-BN - and they often exhibit the worst characteristics of politicians. The crucial question is: do we want these types to continue leading the country? Do we want them to be the chosen ones, i.e. chosen by us? At the coming general election, do we vote them in - again?

All I can say is, God help us if we do. Malaysiakini

KEE THUAN CHYE is the author of the new book 'No More Bullshit, Please, We're All Malaysians'.

Brunei well placed to help Rohingyas, but will they? I don’t think so as they just wish to exploit Myanmar

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 01:53 AM PST Brunei Embassy in KL banning Myanmar Nationals from going to Brunei by refusing to issue visa?

Are they so scared that Thein Sein may not consider them for the Petrochemical projects?

If they failed to protest Thein Sein government's Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingyas, they should not call themselves Islamic State.

Brunei well placed to help Rohingyas Quratul-Ain Bandial BRUNEI-MUARASunday, December 2, 2012

BRUNEI is in a unique position to address the plight of the Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar who are facing persecution and ethnic cleansing, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said yesterday.

"Brunei being both a member of OIC and ASEAN is in a unique position to help address the violation of human rights and the plight of the Rohingya people, particularly (since) they are suffering from ethnic cleansing," said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu at a press conference following a public lecture he gave at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Ihsanoglu is in the Sultanate on a three-day visit, where he also met with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The OIC secretary-general said the monarch expressed particular concern for the violence between Muslims and Buddhists in the coastal Rakhine state of Myanmar.

"We had a very fruitful meeting… We have exchanged views on the current issues in the Muslim world and the situation in Syria and different parts of the world, with special reference to Myanmar."

According to media reports, Myanmar President Thein Sein is set to visit the Sultanate next week and will also make a stop at UBD.

During his lecture on the modern Muslim world at the university, Ihsanoglu said Nobel peace laureate and pro-democracy doyenne Aung San Suu Kyi has failed to speak out against the human rights violations of the Rohingyas, described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

"She's only interested in the human rights of the Buddhists because they are human beings and the Muslims are not," said Ihsanoglu in a response to a question from the audience.

After an OIC summit in Kazakhstan, the secretary-general said he wrote to both Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Thein Sein to besiege them to address the human rights violations in Rakhine, but there was no response from the former.

Suu Kyi, one of the world's most celebrated pro-democracy and human rights campaigners, has remained uncharacteristically silent on one of the most urgent humanitarian issues facing her country.

She told the BBC last month that she did not want to take sides because she wanted to foster reconciliation between the Buddhist and Muslim communities.

The UN estimates that 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar, where they face heavy-handed restrictions: they need permission to marry, have more than two children and travel outside of their villages.

The Myanmar government considers the Rohingya illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and has denied them citizenship, even though many of their families have lived in the country for generations.

The Brunei Times

Ten Unexpected and Practical Vodka Tips

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 12:00 AM PST

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean.

The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka.

The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving.

The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair. Straight vodka gets rid of nits too.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers,  fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

And silly me!  I used to drink the s==t!

-Author Unknown-

Thanks to Angela who sent me this interesting article. Have a great day!

Selangor Robohkan AES Minggu Ini

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 02:27 AM PST

Kerajaan Selangor bertegas akan merobohkan dua kamera Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES) yang dipasang secara haram di negeri itu dalam minggu ini.

Gambar: Ronnie (kiri) bersama Exco Yaakob Sapari di lokasi AES di km 6.6 Jalan Kajang Puchong (SKVE).

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kerajaan Tempatan, Kajian dan Penyelidikan, Ronnie Liu berkata, Kementerian Pengangkutan hanya ada dua hingga tiga hari lagi untuk menanggalkan kamera tersebut.

Menurut beliau, jika arahan itu gagal dipatuhi, kerajaan negeri menerusi Majlis Perbandaran Sepang (MPS) akan merobohkannya.

"Kita beri masa dua hingga tiga hari lagi kepada kementerian untuk tanggalkan. Jika tidak, kita sendiri akan robohkannya. MPS akan turun untuk berbuat demikian.

"Kita akan maklumkan kepada media sebelum ia dirobohkan. Ini bagi membuktikan ketelusan kerajaan negeri," katanya ketika dihubungi.

Kerajaan Negeri sebelum ini menetapkan dua minggu kepada Kementerian Pengangkutan, bermula 12 November lalu untuk menanggalkan AES di Selangor.

Ronnie berkata, dua kamera tersebut di Kajang yang dipasang di kilometer 6.6 Lebuhraya Lembah Klang Selatan (SKVE) dan di kilometer 301.6 menuju ke utara di Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan tidak mendapat kebenaran daripada Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan.

U Gambira transferred to Insein Prison, Facing up to 30 Years

Posted: 03 Dec 2012 12:47 AM PST

U Gambira transferred to Insein Prison, Facing up to 30 Years

UPDATE Daw Yay (U Gambira's mother) was not arrested, but she was there when her son was arrested and she insisted that she should be brought together with her son. That's why she was brought to police station where U Gambira was official charged and remanded.

Now U Gambira is facing nine counts of charges (three charges each at three police stations). If he is found guilty and sentenced for current charges, he will have to serve the remainder of his previous prison term (30 years) as he was released from prison with the presidential pardon, which was temporary suspension of his sentences, in addition to the new sentence.


U Gambira (Ko Nyi Nyi Lwin) was arrested together with his mother, Daw Yey, on Saturday 1 December at 5 p.m. in Hlaing Township, Rangoon. Ashin Gambira had just returned to a friend's home following a meeting with the UN Human Rights Ambassador in Rangoon. His mother was released later that evening, but U Gambira was taken to the District Police Office, from where he was transferred to the notorious Insein Prison.

Sources say U Gambira's latest arrest may be connected to the authorities' ongoing crackdown on monks and protesters demonstrating against the Letpaduang Copper Mine in Sagaing Division. Protests have recently spread to several cities throughout Burma, as well as Bangkok, Thailand. Friends and family members believe that there is a possibility that the authorities have detained U Gambira out of fear that he would be able to stimulate larger demonstrations. Although he has been urged to take part, he has not been involved in the any recent demonstrations.

A police officer named Myint Kyaw has reported that U Gambira was arrested under Section 448 (action taking place without permission of the authorities), Section 427 (damaging the dignity of the country), and Section 454 (forcibly staying in his former monastery without permission from the government). All three cases are related to earlier situations from which U Gambira had already been arrested and released. All three charges were previously dropped by the authorities following discussions with senior monks in Rangoon. U Gambira was later permitted to stay in his former monastery.

U Gambira continues to suffer from the effects of his four-year incarceration following the 2007 Saffron Revolution, including traumatic brain issues, clinical depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He requires medicine on a regular basis. However, his doctor has refused to provide treatment to him for the past two months. U Gambira has been completely without medical treatment during this time.

In conjunction with this latest arrest, his family members' Internet connection has been severely restricted lately. Immediately after the arrest, U Gambira's brother Ko Akk was unable to use the Internet or his mobile phone for an entire day.

This is the third time that U Gambira has been re-arrested since his conditional release from prison in January 2012. The authorities are also reportedly threatening friends and supporters who have attempted to post bail for U Gambira.

Dasar Pemimpin UMNO Penipu, Seleweng Tanah Melayu, Cuba Salahkan Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 11:37 PM PST

UMNO Pulau Pinang telah membuat pembohongan besar dan tidak masuk akal serta bersifat benci kaum apabila mendakwa kononnya masyarakat Melayu Pulau Pinang telah dimangsakan melalui "pembersihan etnik melalui pemajuan hartanah".

Setiausaha Politik kepada Setiausaha Agung DAP, Zairil Khir Johari berkata, dakwaan liar dan bahaya itu telah dilaporkan oleh media yang memetik ucapan perwakilan UMNO Pulau Pinang Dato' Rahim Saibu sewaktu perhimpunan agung parti tersebut di ibu kota yang selesai semalam.

Menurutnya, Rahim juga dipetik oleh media sebagai mendakwa "tiada ada sebiji pun" rumah mampu milik yang dibina oleh kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang.

"UMNO sememangnya tiada modal lain selain mengulangi fitnah-fitnah yang sama. Umum sudah mengetahui bahawa kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat di Pulau Pinang telah menyediakan tabung perumahan mampu milik yang berjumlah RM500 juta, iaitu tabung perumahan terbesar yang pernah diperuntukkan oleh mana-mana kerajaan negeri di Malaysia.

"Selain daripada itu, kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang juga giat berusaha untuk memenuhi keperluan perumahan bagi rakyatnya. Sejak tahun 2008, sebanyak 11,596 unit perumahan kos rendah dan kos sederhana rendah telah pun diluluskan untuk pemajuan oleh pihak swasta dan juga kerajaan negeri melalui agensi-agensinya," katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Zairil berkata, tambahan kepada 11,596 unit tersebut, kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang juga telah memperuntukkan 277 ekar tanah di serata negeri merangkumi setiap daerah untuk pembinaan 18,000 unit perumahan mampu milik baru, termasuk lebih kurang 1,320 unit yang akan dibangunkan di Jalan SP Chelliah di perkarangan pusat bandar George Town.

Justeru, jelasnya, dakwaan bahawa kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang tidak memenuhi keperluan perumahan rakyat adalah tidak berasas langsung, dan sekadar fitnah UMNO Pulau Pinang yang cuba menutup penyelewengan lampau mereka.

Menurutnya, Dato' Rahim sepatutnya akur bahawa penyelewengan tanah Melayu selama ini telah dilakukan oleh UMNO sendiri, seperti dalam kes Kampung Terang, Balik Pulau, di mana 10 ekar tanah yang dimiliki 31 orang pemilik Melayu telah dijual kepada syarikat kepunyaan dua pemimpin kanan UMNO negeri iaitu Dato' Musa Sheikh Fadzir dan Dato' Omar Faudzar.

Beliau menambah bahawa tanah yang dibeli daripada pemilik-pemilik Melayu tersebut dengan jumlah harga RM8.6 juta kemudiannya telah dijual kepada sebuah pemaju swasta pada harga RM13.5 juta.

Dalam erti kata lain, beliau menjelaskan bahawa dengan mengambil kesempatan ke atas pemilik-pemilik Melayu tersebut, Dato' Musa dan Dato' Omar telah mengaut keuntungan "atas angin" yang berjumlah hampir RM5 juta.

"Bukankah ini contoh jelas penyelewengan amanah di mana tanah Melayu telah digadai demi keuntungan peribadi pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO, apatah lagi apabila orang Melayu dikatakan sudah ketandusan tanah khususnya di bahagian pulau? "Hakikatnya, sekiranya benar Melayu Pulau Pinang terjerut dalam keadaan tidak bertanah, bukankah ini salah pentadbiran UMNO-Barisan Nasional selama 50 tahun di Pulau Pinang? Tidak mungkin keadaan sebegini boleh terjadi dalam sekelip mata," kata Zairil.

Beliau menegaskan bahawa dasar kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Pulau Pinang adalah bertujuan bukan untuk meminggirkan kepentingan mana-mana masyarakat tetapi untuk menghapuskan gejala sosioekonomi seperti kemiskinan yang berlaku sejak zaman pemerintahan Barisan Nasional.

Katanya, melalui Agenda Ekonomi Saksama, kerajaan Pakatan akan memastikan tiada satu pun keluarga di Pulau Pinang yang mempunyai pendapatan kurang daripada garis kemiskinan kebangsaan bagi Semenanjung Malaysia menjelang akhir tahun 2013.

"Usaha ini adalah ekoran daripada kejayaan kerajaan negeri untuk membasmi kemiskinan tegar pada tahun 2009 setelah setahun mengambil alih pucuk kepimpinan negeri.

"Jelas, dasar kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat adalah bertujuan untuk menjaga kepentingan rakyat dan bukan untuk menggadai kepentingan rakyat demi keuntungan diri sendiri," ujar beliau.– Roketkini

The 'Clean' Pretenders..

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 09:23 PM PST

A close and trusted bodyguard of a BN leader once told me that many opposition leaders see his boss to seek recommendations for business projects and all kinds of favours.
These were those clearly from the opposition camp..mind you the top ones.
This bodyguard was lamenting.
I knew he wasn't bluffing me.

They'd go and see Dato' Seri for all kinds of personal help and businesses.
After getting what they wanted, they'd still have the gall to attack his boss.

But his boss said "takperlah".."biarlah".

I was wondering.
If many PR leaders now have the cheek to throw the rasuah sledgehammer at our BN leaders, can our BN release all the list of names of opposition leaders who have themselves become filthy rich via this manner throughout these 55 years?

Expose them..those living in extreme luxury and continuously fighting corruption yet they are the bapak rasuah themselves..all the big 'towkays'..and their spendthrift wives and spoilt wealthy kids!
The pots that are screaming out loudly calling the kettles black!

What business projects/shares did they manage to kecek?
What else? What did they steal from the national coffers in their own scrupulous ways?
They too have surely abused their positions somehow somewhere, even as opposition leaders.
I have yet to hear one opposition leader who's dirt poor.

Lets have them..spit it out!
We want the truth!
Show us your squeaky clean hands!!


Posted: 02 Dec 2012 04:29 PM PST

PEOPLE should seriously consider to NATIONALIZED U PAING

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 08:08 PM PST

U Paing
DASSK and PEOPLE should seriously consider to NATIONALIZED U PAING as their wealth is part of the LOOT they robbed from our country.
ၿမန္မာၿပည္တြင္ ၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံကို–အလိုမရွိ
၂၀၀၈ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုအေျခခံဥပေဒ တည္ၿမဲေနသမွ်ကာလပတ္လံုး ယခုကဲ့သို႔
"တရားဥပေဒစုိးမုိးေရး အတြက္ အေျခခံဥပေဒနဲ႔အညီ ဒီမိုကေရစီက်င့္စဥ္ႏွင့္အညီ (ဗိုလ္) ဦးသိန္းစိန္ႀကံ့ဖြံ႔အစုိးရရဲ႕ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈမ်ား" ကုိ ျပည္သူအမ်ား ဆက္လက္ ရင္ဆုိင္ႀကံဳေတြ႔ေနရဦးမွာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

Cna U paingစစ္ဗိုလ္ေတြဟာ "ဗိုလ္" ကေန " ဦး " ေျပာင္းထားလဲ အၾကမ္းဖက္တာပါပဲ။
တည္ဆဲအေျခခံဥပေဒကုိ ဖ်က္သိမ္းၿပီးအၾကမ္းဖက္သလို အေျခခံဥပေဒ စိတ္ႀကိဳက္ေရးဆြဲ အဓမၼအတည္ျပဳၿပီးလည္း အၾကမ္း ဖက္တာပါပဲ။အေျခခံဥပေဒမရွိဘဲ အၾကမ္းဖက္သလုိ အေျခခံဥပေဒရွိျပန္ေတာ့လည္းအၾကမ္းဖက္တာပါပဲ။ဒီလိုအၾကမ္းဖက္တဲ့ ဓေလ့စရုိက္ဟာ စစ္အုပ္စုရဲ႕မေျပာင္းလဲတဲ့ ပင္ကုိယ္ဗီဇသဘာဝျဖစ္တယ္။

လက္ပန္းေတာင္ ေၾကးနီစီမံကိန္းရပ္ဆုိင္းေရး ဆႏၵျပသူေတြကို အစိုးရ လံုျခံဳေရး တပ္ဖြဲ႔ေတြက အင္အားသံုး အၾကမ္း ဖက္ၿဖိဳခြင္းခဲ့စရုိက္ဟာလဲစစ္အုပ္စုရဲ႕မေျပာင္းလဲတဲ့ ပင္ကုိယ္ဗီဇသဘာဝျဖစ္တယ္။

တိုုက္ရိုုက္ျပည္ေထာင္စုု (ဖယ္ဒရယ္) လႊတ္ေတာ္ နဲ႔ အစုုိးရ မက်င့္သုုံးတာတဲ့
၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံတိုုက္ရိုုက္ဒီမိုုကေရစီစနစ္ကိုု မက်င့္သုုံးတာတဲ့-၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံ

ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ရဲ႕ ၂၅% ကိုုယ္စားျပဳဒီမုုိကေရစီစနစ္အျပင္လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္္ၿပီး စစ္ကြ်န္ဘဝျပန္ေရာက္ေအာင္ အသက္သြင္းေနတဲ့-၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံ

၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံကို တို ့လူထုအတြက္ အက်ဳိးမျပဳလို ့
လူထုကမႀကိဳက္တဲ့-၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံ

လူထုက လည္း လမ္းေပၚကေန မႀကိဳက္ဘူးေျပာေနၾကတဲ့-
၂၀၀၈ အေျခခံဖြဲ ့စည္းပုံ


By မင္းေမာင္ ( ဆာမူရိုင္း ) Source FB of Sa Maung

Lautan Manusia Membanjiri Kebangkitan Rakyat Johor

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 09:25 PM PST

Lautan rakyat Johor kelmarin membanjiri Dataran Rakyat, Parit Haji Salleh Ros, Parit Raja sempena Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat Negeri Johor malam kelmarin.

Walaupun pada awalnya disebelah petang terdapat sedikit hujan, namun kehadiran luar biasa ini menunjukkan semangat perubahan politik rakyat negeri ini.

Program pada sebelah malamnya bermula dengan ucapan wakil-wakil badan bukan kerajaan NGO yang membawa agenda perjuangan hak rakyat.

Antaranya termasuk NGO Anti-PPSMI, Jawatankuasa Kempen Anti Saman Ekor (Kase), Gerakan Mansuh ISA (GMI), Hak Air Untuk Semua (Haus), Gabungan Menuntut Royalti Kelantan 'R', Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda (Anak), Gabungan menuntut Pilihan Raya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih), NGO Pengerang, serta NGO alam sekitar dan Anti Lynas.

Turut berucap menyemarakkan lagi himpunan kebangkitan rakyat malam tadi ialah Presiden PAS, Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim serta Tuan Haji Muhammad Sabu yang merupakan Timbalan Presedin PAS.

Mereka telah memberi ucapan penutup sekaligus menjawab beberapa tuduhan - tuduhan songsang yang dikemukakan oleh Umno sepanjang perhimpunan agung parti itu.

Oleh : Umar /nusajayakini
Main sentimen Melayu tapi tanah dipijak milik 'Umno' – Anwar

BATU PAHAT 3 Dis: Orang Melayu usah terpedaya dengan jarum politik Umno yang cuba menyalakan api perkauman melalui bait-bait lagu 'Warisan'.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata lagu 'popular' Biro Tata Negara (BTN) sengaja diputar pada Perhimpunan Agung Umno untuk meraih simpati orang Melayu.

"Menyanyi lagu 'anak kecil main api. Kemudian, (ada bait lagu) 'tanah dipijak milik orang". Milik orang mana? Milik pemimpin Umno!

"Cuba tanya. Berapa harta Daim (Zainuddin). Berapa harta Najib Razak. Berapa harta keluarga Dr Mahathir?

"Kemudian mahu cakap soal Melayu. Ini cakap pembohong dan penjilat," katanya depan lebih 15,000 rakyat pada Perhimpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat di Batu Pahat, Johor kelmarin.

Umno memperalat bait-bait lagu itu untuk dimomok kepada perwakilan parti itu hingga ada mereka menyangka hak Melayu terhakis jika Pakatan memerintah.

Sedangkan, kekayaan negara dibolot segelintir pemimpin Umno dan kroni mereka.

Anwar kesal kerana Umno sejak Perhimpunan Agung 1998 hingga kini hanya memaki dan memfitnah beliau tetapi mengabai isu dasar untuk kepentingan negara.

"Sampai sekarang maki saya. Kenapa tak bincang ekonomi, kenapa tak kritik isu kontrak, balak dan tanah yang hilang? Mana Pemuda Umno?

"Kamu fitnahlah banyak mana pun. Sekarang Umno sudah jadi parti yang tak relevan, yang hidup dalam penafian. Kasihan…" sindir Anwar.

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