- [GAMBAR BERBICARA] Masa Depan Malaysia Hanya Ada Pada Pakatan Rakyat!
- Using Analytics To Identify Voter Fraud
- Call for more NGO councillors
- Himpunan Black505 Bakal Gempur N Sembilan, Kedah, T’ganu & Melaka
- Malaysia's Youth Ministry resonates with political significance | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia
- Rohingya is RECOGNIZED by the CHIN Human Rights Organization
- Interesting English Bloopers from a Five-Star Hotel
- A meeting of minds among ex-military men by Commander (Rtd) S Thayaparan formerly of the Royal Malaysian Navy
- I've seen video of Mohd Noor's 'racist' speech by Lim Kit Siang
- BN on trial by Praba Ganesan
- Zahid's early sting...
- Why didn't M'kini paint ex-judge in true colours?
- PASCA PRU13: Berkuburnya Slogan 1Malaysia, Najib Sudah Tukarnya Kepada "Tsunami Cina"!
- Do You Know What We're Going Through?
- နိုင္ငံတကာျပစ္မႈၾကီးမ်ားအား တပ္မေတာ္က မက်ဴးလြန္ပါဟူ၍ ကာခ်ဳပ္မင္းေအာင္လိႈင္၏ ျငင္းဆိုခ်က္ကို္မူ လက္ခံနုိင္ဖြယ္မရွိပါ
- Malaysian PM unveils new cabinet | ABC Radio Australia
- “အတိတ္သမိုင္းေႀကာင္းကို ငဲ့ႀကည့္ သံုးသပ္ေစလို”
- ဗမာမြတ္စ္လင္လုိ႔ ေရးခြင္႔မရွိဘူးဟုတ္လား?… မေသခင္ေသေသခ်ာခ်ာႀကည္႔ၾက
- Nurul Izzah: Rakyat Tak Akan ‘Berdamai’ Dengan Penyamun Demokrasi
- Vanishing sight, vanishing point
Posted: 16 May 2013 10:28 AM PDT
Tatkala Najib, UMNO, bekas hakim dan sekalian akhbar & blogger pencacai meniupkan api perkauman di kalangan rakyat Malaysia dengan menyeru dan terus menghasut bangsa Melayu membenci kaum Cina kerana tertekan dengan keputusan pilihanraya yang lalu, sebilangan besar rakyat pula di bawah Pakatan Rakyat memupuk perasaan saling menyayangi dan rasa persaudaraan di kalangan rakyat berbilang kaum.
Masa depan Malaysia hanya di tangan PAKATAN RAKYAT! Saksikanlah persaudaraan ini:
Posted: 16 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT
The following article by Murtaza Haider (PhD),Associate Dean of research and graduate programs at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto was originally published HERE. I am sharing it because I believe the Pakistani experience sounds exceptionally familiar!
As the vote count subsides, allegations of electoral fraud rise. Almost all major political parties in Pakistan have hurled allegations of voter fraud in the May 11 elections. Some activists have taken to the streets. They should, however, head to a computer lab to analyze precinct counts for voter fraud.
Statisticians have devised algorithms to identify certain types of voter fraud, such as ballot stuffing and manipulated counts. Other types of electoral fraud, such as harassment of candidates, voters, and poling staff do not necessarily require any statistical proof since such overt acts could be identified without the use of analytics.
Millions of Pakistanis have voted in the May 11 elections to show their support for the democratic process. Democracy, however, is not confined to casting votes. Dispute resolution through peaceful means is also a hallmark of the democratic process. Pakistanis may want to learn from others who have relied on scientific method, courts and the rule of law to resolve electoral disputes.
Recall the American presidential elections in 2000 in which President George W. Bush was declared victorious against the Democratic candidate, Al Gore. The election was decided arbitrarily by the US Supreme Court that halted the vote recount in Florida and upheld the decision by Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, who declared Mr. Bush as the winner in Florida. The victory in Florida delivered Mr. Bush the presidency of the United States.
However, Mr. Gore was found to be the real winner of the US Presidential elections after the recount was completed months later. By that time, Mr. Gore had already conceded and Mr. Bush had begun his first tenure as the American president.
The important lesson to learn from the American example is that while Mr. Gore and Democrats believed that they were denied victory by the US Supreme Court, who decided to uphold a decision made by a partisan State official, Ms. Harris, the American people did not resort to destruction and violence. They accepted the Court's decision even when most were not convinced by the verdict. Mr. Gore emerged as a statesman, winning a Nobel Prize for his efforts to protect the environment. Ms. Harris's political career was later stalled by political scandals.
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Posted: 16 May 2013 06:28 AM PDT
Call for more NGO councillors
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Posted: 16 May 2013 08:04 AM PDT
Gelombang Black 505 yang menzahirkan suara bantahan rakyat menentang penipuan PRU 13 yang kini telah memcecah kehadiran hampir setengah juta pengunjung akan diteruskan lagi di negeri-negeri Kedah, Terengganu, Melaka dan Negeri Sembilan.
Pengarah Strategik PKR, Rafizi Ramli dalam kenyataan medianya berkata mengikut anggaran seramai lebih 400,000 rakyat Malaysia telah menyerti black505 setakat ini (120,000 – Kelana Jaya, 120,000 – Batu Kawan, 60,000 – Ipoh, 60,000 – Kuantan dan 60,000 – Ulu Tiram).
Beliau yang juga MP Pandan berkata semua perhimpunan berjalan dengan aman dan mematuhi arahan PDRM walaupun lokasi perhimpunan berubah di saat akhir.
Katanya beberapa lokasi yang terpaksa di ubah di saat akhir berlaku di Pulau Pinang, Pahang dan Johor. Namun sambutan rakyat amat mengkagumkan.
Lokasi Perhimpunan selanjutnya diadakan di Negeri Sembilan pada hari Jumaat 17 Mei 2013, bertempat di kawasan parkir Jalan Haruan 4/7, Pusat Komersial Oakland, Seremban. Orang ramai dinasihatkan hadir awal untuk mengelak kesesakan.
Lokasi seterusnya,Kedah – 21 Mei 2013 (Selasa) , Terengganu- 23 Mei 2013 (Khamis) dan Melaka- 24 Mei 2013 (Jumaat).
"Saya menyeru seberapa ramai rakyat untuk turun menyertai black505 sebagai bantahan terhadap penipuan pilihanraya dan sokongan kepada reformasi pilihanraya yang perlu diadakan segera." kata Rafizi
Posted: 16 May 2013 05:37 AM PDT
Malaysia's Youth Ministry resonates with political significance | Asia Pacific | ABC Radio Australia
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Posted: 16 May 2013 05:19 AM PDT
Posted: 16 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT
A friend just came back from a business trip to China and shared the following information from a brochure circulated by a 5-Star Chinese Hotel. :-) Read at your own peril! Guaranteed to make you fall off your seat! Here goes....
Our representative will make you wait at the airport. The bus to the hotel runs along the lake shore. Soon you will feel pleasure in passing water. You will know that you are getting near the hotel, because you will go round the bend. The manager will await you in the entrance hall. He always tries to have intercourse with all new guests.
This is a family hotel, so children are very welcome. We of course are always pleased to accept adultery. Highly skilled nurses are available in the evenings to put down your children. Guests are invited to conjugate in the bar and expose themselves to others. But please note that ladies are not allowed to have babies in the bar. We organize social games, so no guest is ever left alone to play with them self.
Our menus have been carefully chosen to be ordinary and unexciting. At dinner, our quartet will circulate from table to table, and fiddle with you.
Every room has excellent facilities for your private parts. In winter, every room is on heat. Each room has a balcony offering views of outstanding obscenity. You will not be disturbed by traffic noise, since the road between the hotel and the lake is used only by pederasts.
Your bed has been made in accordance with local tradition. If you have any other ideas please ring for the chambermaid. Please take advantage of her. She will be very pleased to squash your shirts, blouses and underwear. If asked, she will also squeeze your trousers.
When you leave us at the end of your holiday, you will have no hope. You will struggle to forget it.
Thanks to JC for sharing this with me. Have a lovely evening, everyone!
Posted: 16 May 2013 04:24 AM PDT
"Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it." - Mark Twain
COMMENT The Retired Armed Forces Officers' Committee (Rafoc) recently held an informal post-election talk where I was invited to be panel member. The rest of the panel were as follows and the moderator was Mej Jen Dr Nordin Yusof (Rtd).
"We may not have to come up with resolutions or DS solutions (military jargon for 'the correct answer to a problem') as such. The event is also to instill to our members that we, the retired Armed Forces officers' community must continue to be concerned on what has happened, what is happening and what will happen to our country." I was impressed that Rafoc offered a plurality of voices to express their opinions in these contentious times to an audience of retired officers, who were concerned of the path this country is on.
Two contending narratives
Two narratives emerged from this talk. The first, as propagated by some panel members and members of floor, was that the so-called Chinese tsunami was an indication of the impending clash between the Malay and Chinese communities. The second narrative and perhaps the more mainstream one, was a rejection of the first narrative and received popular support, was that it was not a Chinese tsunami but rather a Malaysian tsunami, which was based on the common ground of good governance and a rejection of systemic corruption.
Proponents of the first narrative raised the specter of May 13 and the usual sabre rattling or should I say keris brandishing rhetoric. It occurred to me that partisans, whether Malay or non-Malay, who caution the citizens of this country of that shameful event, do so with an almost bizarre relish. When reminded of the fact that the recent Kelana Jaya rally comprised of Malaysians of various races, they dismissed such facts, with the usual, "it was a Chinese-dominated rally" spiel. When reminded of the fact that the Himpunan Bangkit rally was a Malay-dominated affair, which was evidence of a re-emerging polychromatic Malay polity, it was dismissed with the usual, "The opposition is splitting the Malay community" spiel.
For proponents of the first narrative, only Umno could maintain peace and stability and by rejecting Umno, you are rejecting peace and stability. Some argued that the Chinese communities' rejection of the MCA was tantamount to rejecting peace and stability.
'If it ain't broke, then why fix it'
Pro-establishment panel members and members of the floor put forward the rather disingenuous arguments, on the lines of "if it ain't broke, then why fix it" but chose to ignore the very real flaws in every government institution which was brought up by other panel members and speakers from the floor. It should surprise no one that the issue of corruption was the underlying theme of most of the discussion. Speakers from the floor brought up the various corruption scandals, especially those concerning the armed forces.
It was obvious for all those who attended that most people wanted to engage the system and correct the existing flaws in a non-partisan manner but more importantly in a non-racial approach. Talk amongst participants of the conference in and out of the hall, centred not on the racial prophets of doom, but how the various institutions of the state have been compromised over the years. One retired officer who is now with Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M), said his door was always open to anyone who wanted information or clarification on the numerous cases of mismanagement that plagues the nation and the Armed Forces in particular.
And this is the problem with pro-establishment partisans or those sympathetic to the racial power-sharing social contract of BN and Umno. They assume that people who support the opposition are race blind. Now, the reality is, that unless you have drunk the kool aid, most right-thinking opposition supporters are not blind to the fact that racial politics will always be with us however of paramount importance and the ideals that we find common ground in, is that good governance, accountability and transparency, will lead to a more egalitarian Malaysian polity.
Stocking the gravy train
It is pointless playing the racial card and demonising the Chinese community, because the reality is, the reason that there is class struggle within the Malay community is because for decades, the self-appointed guardians of the Malay community, with the aid of their non-Malay cronies, were more interested in stocking the gravy train than in forging a national identity which all could subscribe to. The consensus was that Rafoc is ever ready to contribute to national interest in a bipartisan way, to avail their expertise and wealth of experience to any organisation interested in engaging with them.
The perception of the armed forces, like many government institutions, is mired in controversy and the public is perhaps unaware of how committed retired service personnel are to the national well-being.
On a personal level, I would like to encourage more retired officers to come forth and engage in the ongoing discourse. I would like Rafoc to organise more talks like this and to invite MPs from BN and Pakatan Rakyat to debate the issues of the day.
If there were a need for reconciliation, a good start would be that the opposition be allowed to engage with the various branches of government and not be portrayed as enemies of the state.
S THAYAPARAN is Commander (Rtd) of the Royal Malaysian Navy.
Posted: 16 May 2013 04:20 AM PDT
Adsertor : After GE-13, UMNO had sanctioned numerous racist rhetoric in a desperate attempt to disrupt the emerging Bangsa Malaysia. Bangsa Malaysia is the death knell for UMNO and its brand of racist politics (divide & rule). There will be more UNMO racist outcries. Just take it as the dying breathe of a corpse. Continue to dream of and work towards a united and harmonious Malaysia just as our founding fathers (Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jaafar Onn) had envisaged. Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara, Malaysia Berjaya.
MP SPEAKS It is reported yesterday that NGOs led by Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) have come out in support of former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah and claimed that Malaysiakini's coverage of his remarks was "malicious and intended to threaten racial harmony in Malaysia". A GPMS statement alleged that the Malaysiakini report was "one-sided and resulted in the readers feeling uneasy, to the extent that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim had described (the) statement as racist".
It said: "It is unfortunate that those who commented in the news portal were not there to hear for themselves and to evaluate the speech as a whole. We question Malaysiakini's motive in selectively highlighting the speech as well as interpreting it and portraying him as a racist." I have seen the video of Mohd Noor's (left) speech and it is unquestionably the most divisive, destructive, racist and seditious speech ever made in Malaysia in 44 years. I feel totally uneasy that anyone, let alone a person of Mohd Noor's stature as former Court of Appeal judge, could spew such racist and chauvinist poison with immunity and impunity, completely reckless of the grave harm they could do to destroy the fabric of Malaysia's plural society.
I can vouch that Malaysiakini's report of Mohd Noor's speech was neither malicious nor unprofessional, but was in fact a fair and reasonable account of Mohd Noor's speech.
An abomination of 1Malaysia
It was Mohd Noor's speech which was an abomination of the concept of 1Malaysia, as it was most vile and inflammatory calculated to incite racial distrust, misunderstanding and conflict, totally unworthy of a person who had held the high office of a Court of Appeal judge. It is a real shame and most tragic that in the past 10 days since the GE13 results, there had been a spike of the most racist and seditious speeches by former holders of high public office like Mohd Noor and former Education director-general and now Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) pro-chancellor Abdul Rahman Arshad (left) who made the seditious call for the abolition of Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools.
Mohd Noor is not bothered about the failure of the Malaysian judiciary to restore its former international repute and standing for its independence, impartiality, integrity and quality after the first assault on the judiciary by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1988, followed by a series of judicial assaults, nor is Abdul Rahman concerned about the drastic drop in Malaysian educational standards, whether primary, secondary or university as compared to other countries in the past four decades but were only concerned to become new racist champions inimical to Najib Razak's 1Malaysia signature policy. But the pertinent question is why the police and the attorney-general have not yet arrested, charged and prosecuted Mohd Noor and Abdul Rahman for the grave offence of sedition to undermine and wreck the interracial harmony in Malaysia.
Posted: 16 May 2013 04:11 AM PDT
From The Malaysian Insider
MAY 16 — BN is experiencing a taste of its own medicine, possibly for five straight years more, and the coalition may expire at the end of it. Because at the end of the term, the toll on the psyche of the party faithful could be too much to bear — and force the party on a path of no return, at least no more back to mainstream politics. For its leaders can't catch a break. For the next few days the new Cabinet will be the main punching bag for the Malaysian public. Few of us can define inspiration but most of us can sense it, and a full cavity search of those named to lead the country will lead to a simple conclusion, there is little inspiration let alone aspiration among those selected to lead this country through the better part of the second decade of the new millennium coming up.
But the Cabinet is not my focus today even if its members are right, front and centre of my dissection. It is that after 10 days of being declared the winners of the national election by the body which reports to their prime minister, they feel like anything but winners. The prime minister, his deputy, his former and present Cabinet, they all appear a bit woozy — a little like second hand akin to a Sunday after a drinking binge without the drinking binge. When they lost the popular vote in 1969, Umno had time to regroup because of emergency law in effect following street violence. This time the emptiness enveloping the Putra World Trade Centre must be overwhelming.
There may be only 47 per cent of Malaysians in favour of BN versus the impressive 52 per cent for Pakatan Rakyat, but the divide becomes even more pronounced when factoring the unprecedented levels of activism coupled with restraint from Pakatan supporters that for a casual observer arriving in Kuala Lumpur after awhile it may appear that BN have indeed lost the election.
The BN medicine
It is a fairly direct one, win only a single election every four plus years — all-or-nothing contest pitting the massive state resources of BN versus the rest — and tell everyone to clam up between the elections. It does put into perspective when analysed, between 1970 (post-New Economic Policy) and the Sunday before last, over 43 years Malaysians were allowed 10 times or 10 general elections or 10 voting days to give their say. Between those days — the years that pass — BN will kindly inform the people they have the popular vote and everyone should respect the situation.
BN justifies the limited opportunity for the millions of Malaysians to speak out by arguing that they whether by a close or clear count have the majority of the votes. Why have elections so many times when the people always end up voting for us anyway, that's an exercise in futility. Now, with enough seats but not the popular vote BN must carry on while a very informed majority is opposed to them, an impatient majority that will remind them of that unshakeable fact. How will they spin that now?
They have no capacity to change
The handicap is further inflamed by the continued obstinacy of the present regime to change. Change is anathema to them, they are literally holding out till the rest of the population revert to the old reality of just accepting them, just because. The appointment of Khairy Jamaluddin was to echo a willing BN, but a swallow does not make a summer and the party ruled that he was guilty of some internal election infringements. Khairy may just regurgitate reform as a basis to differentiate himself from the rest of his party leaders and plan his own rise. Umno is not a party of reform.
So two swords are pointed at the party, which was not before this election. That they are not changing their ways quickly enough, and for the general public to give a long sigh and comment that this is why they are the first functioning minority government ever (while the Alliance lost the popular vote in 1969 the pursuant link up with the usurpers Gerakan, PPP (People's Progressive Party) and PAS made them a unity government).
Quietly I admit it does endear to me seeing BN struggle, still I realise that the country will pay the price of the government of the day.
Even now, the prime minister is unwilling to compromise his own intentions to stay as Umno president by undercutting the key strength of his presumed opponent, his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the race card. Four years of 1 Malaysia may have raised Datuk Seri Najib Razak to being a person markedly more popular than his party, but it has upset many inside the party. Muhyiddin's direct and simple race focus left him as the more Umno-like leader.
And the day after winning the election, Najib went for the jugular by blaming them. No Umno leader is ever weak inside his party when he is attacking the Chinese community, and Najib knows it only too well because his father wrote the playbook. Najib does not hate the Chinese anymore than he hates Transformers toy sets, but he did not waste any time to get into his Umno election mode. So for all those who did vote for Najib because they did honestly believe he would change would be ruing the lost opportunity. Mind you, after retaining the Umno presidency he will revert to Mr 1 Malaysia without missing a heartbeat.
Four more years, or maybe not Umno and the coalition it lords have four years, or they may decide sooner the present power equation is too annoying. There will be more permutations in the country as video streaming becomes more prevalent. The extent of what the general public can know, and then interact and hit out at government will spread. That and seeing Datuk Nazri Aziz as tourism minister, have we ever lived in more interesting times?
* This is the personal opinion of the columnist.
Posted: 16 May 2013 03:41 AM PDT
Zahid Hamidi has painted the colors of how a true Home Ministers should be. After the announcement by PM Najib yesterday that he would be taking over the portfolio from Hishammuddin Hussein, he dropped a bombshell to 'unhappy' and 'ungrateful' Malaysians:
"If you are not happy, you may migrate!"
In his first opinion piece in Utusan Malaysia, the MP for Bagan Datoh and former Defense Minister said the illegal gatherings held across the country by Pakatan Rakyat was a form of escapism and the denial of the fact that it failed to take control of Putrajaya.Led by Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition has held several rallies (with no untoward incident thus far) in Kelana Jaya, Penang, Kuantan, Ipoh and Johor Bahru to protest what their alleged as 'a general election marred with fraud and vote-rigging', something that they couldn't establish with valid proof.
Zahid also said the opposition leaders, especially those from PKR and DAP, have been irresponsible in confusing young Chinese voters and their followers who are 'politically blind' to dress in black to protest against the result of the 13th general election which they believe is for them due to the popular vote.
"If these people wish to adopt the list system or the single transferable vote used by countires with the republic form of government, then they should migrate to these countries to practise their political beliefs.He also pointed out that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had already accepted the results and disagreed with the illegal gatherings by PKR and DAP.
"People are getting fed up with the behaviour of a number of opposition leaders who are dragging in the young, especially those of Chinese descent, by fanning the flames of hatred and racism in a pluralistic society which has already fostered a sense of harmony.
As the new Home Minister, Zahid will have to study and review some 'failed' policies implemented over the past four years, and introduce a new working strategy in handling some major issues like illegal immigrants, the stateless people and Rela status.
Posted: 16 May 2013 03:32 AM PDT
Malay NGOs defend ex-judge, criticise Malaysiakini
Vijay47: Going against the grain of the comments here, I must state that Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS) is right - Malaysiakini has been remiss in the manner it reported on the forum where former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah gave a speech worthy of his expertise as a former judge. Firstly, Malaysiakini had intruded into the forum and that immediately confirms that its coverage of the event would be inaccurate. Secondly, having now the benefit of comparing the original article and the present one based on the GPMS statement, anyone will see the many areas where Malaysiakini strayed from the truth. I am disappointed in you, Malaysiakini, for your poor journalistic standards, at least in this issue. Your first report suggested that Mohd Noor's vision is only clouded by racist tendencies. Reading the GPMS response, I can see the real Mohd Noor. Malaysiakini, why were you so kind towards him in the first article? Why did you not paint him in his true colours - that of a ranting dangerous lunatic out to cause serious social upheavals? Bad dog, you, Malaysiakini.
Dr No: GPMS does not deny that those sentences reported by Malaysiakini were uttered, right? It is effectively saying that there were other parts of the speech that was perhaps not so racist. So, if a whole speech consists of "racist" component and "non-racist" component, the whole speech is therefore not "racist"?
Anonymous #44199885: It is quite easy to resolve the controversy surrounding the ex-judge's speech; simply release the full version of the speech for all to see and judge. In any event, as to the ex-judge's question on the economic woes of the Malays, why does he not direct it at Umno? As the dominant party in government they should have detailed answers on why the Malays lag behind the other ethnic communities who pay taxes but get almost nothing in return, and even vernacular schools are privately funded. The only exception is equal access to healthcare at government-run hospitals. Otherwise, non-bumiputeras have had to work hard and smart to get by. Nothing is handed down to us. Bumiputeras have significant advantages in securing places of learning, scholarships, housing, discounts on home purchases even those in the luxury category, government and government-linked company (GLC) jobs and contracts. On what basis should there be a demand that non-bumiputeras should vote only for BN?
CHKS: Give us the full text, better still, a video recording of the full speech. There are certain phrases and sentences that should be interpreted within its proper context. But in the case of this ex-judge, it is plain and obvious even in the absence of any known context because there cannot be another meaning to what he said. Let's everyone re-read the few sentences that have been quoted verbatim by Malaysiakini and see whether it has a second meaning? Don't give excuses, please. The only way for you to refute this is if Malaysiakini did write something and claimed they are your sentences when in fact you did not utter those racist statements, in which case, it amounts to slander. Did Malaysiakini slander you?
Aries46: Release the unabridged text in order to gauge the non-racist nature of his speech. Mohd Noor in basing his speech on the constitution does not automatically preclude it being racist or seditious. For instance, his proposal to deny the PM's and MB's position to the non-Malays is not a provision in the constitution thus rendering his claim untenable. His foray into Malays Reserve land, Article 153 and his crass comments on grabbing political power and Malays need to raise up to protect these rights are provocative. The non-Malays have little to do with these as it is Umno who holds power and the benefactor of the NEP over the last 40 plus years. Even the 10 richest men being non-Malays is a fallacy as there are many Malays whose wealth is said to be unaccountable but anyway these elitists have little to do with the reality on the ground where the average Malaysian slogs and struggles to put food on the table and send the children to school. So what is Mohd Noor's point?
Mahashitla: If parts of the speech were provocative and seditious in nature, which were likely to pit one race against the other, then Mohd Noor should be held accountable for sedition. GPMS shouldn't be using other claims of constructive criticisms to gloss over his seditious statements and blamed Malaysiakini for highlighting them. Najib has already pledge that he is a PM for all and will tackle racism and extremism in any form. Mohd Noor is a learned person and holding high positions in public offices and his speech has drawn much applause from the audience consisting mainly Malays. Will he be gentleman enough to apologise to Najib and all Malaysians for making such perverted views, which have caused anger to rise on both sides. Mohd Noor is an ex-judge and I don't see why he should be defended by GPMS. Will he come out openly and deny what was said by Malaysiakini and that it was a spin. Otherwise he should follow Perkasa leader Zulkifli Noordin to issue an apology to the whole nation. It is unbelievable that an ex-judge could have come out with such perverted views, especially when Najib's plate was already filled with the ill-advised Chinese tsunami comment, when in actual it was a Malaysian tsunami.
Trublumalaysian: The Malays effectively control the rights to all the lands and all other natural resources in this country. They control all government institutions, GLCs and state-owned companies. The Malays dominate the lawmaking process in Malaysia. The Malays control the decision-making process in formulating the country's economy policies. The Malays own the largest national assets and the Malays are given discounted shares in the public-listed companies. The Malays have also been given all kind of perks when it comes to buying properties, awarding of public contracts, tertiary education opportunities, awarding of scholarships and even getting a job in government departments. With all these privileges and rights enjoyed by the Malays, you are saying that nothing has been done enough to help the Malays to catch up with other races? Have you ever thought of the fact that after 30 years of implementing the New Economic Policy (NEP), why it has not achieved the desired results? Three words - Umno, cronyism and nepotism.
Bamboo: There's no free lunch in this world. Everyone needs to work for their own keep. Don't blame the uneven distribution of wealth on the Chinese. Blame it on the nepotism and cronyism of BN.
Posted: 16 May 2013 05:31 AM PDT
1Malaysia Dalam Kenangan
Telah sepuluh hari UMNO/BN kembali memerintah. Dalam erti kata lain Pakatan Rakyat (PR) tidak dapat meneruskan usaha murninya untuk memansuhkan tol dan PTPTN kerana belum berjaya membentuk kerajaan Persekutuan. Akan tetapi sekiranya dibelek-belek media perdana. Kelihatan seperti Barisan Nasional (BN) sudah pun memulakan langkah pemansuhan.
Tidak, jangan silap. Usaha pemansuhan UMNO/BN yang dimaksudkan bukan terhadap tol atau PTPTN. Itu bukanlah minat mereka. Tetapi apa yang dilihat sedang cuba dimansuhkan adalah falsafah 1Malaysia yang dijulang Najib Razak sebelum ini.
Lihat saja sejurus selepas UMNO/BN memenangi PRU-13, isu yang meletus ialah kononnya prestasi buruk UMNO/BN berpunca daripada "tsunami Cina". Tanpa membuang masa pertuduhan itu disambut oleh lidah UMNO dengan terpampang sebesar-besar tajuk "Apa Lagi Cina Mahu?"
Bermulalah rentetan serangan demi serangan berbau perkauman seolah-olah keputusan PRU13 simbol kepada Cina lawan Melayu. Sehinggalah membawa kepada seruan paling bengap semalam agar diboikot perniagaan kaum Cina yang menyokong PR. Oh ya, bagaimana mahu tahu yang mana menyokong yang mana tidak? Katakan sajalah mahu boikot perniagaan semua orang Cina.
Najib Razak sendiri kelihatan sudah kurang bicara mengenai 1Malaysia sejak kemenangannya. Seperti yang kita tahu, 1Malaysia yang mahukan rakyat melihat diri mereka sebagai rakyat Malaysia dahulu kemudian barulah kaum, tidak mendapat sambutan di kalangan ahli dan pemimpin UMNO. Akibatnya bola tanggung "tsunami Cina" yang Najib lontarkan tentu akan memakan diri, apabila orang UMNO akan melihat 1Malaysia sebagai slogan gagal dan syok sendiri.
PR mungkin belum berjaya membentuk kerajaan Persekutuan. Tetapi selepas PRU13, semakin menjadi-jadi perpaduan rentas kaum para penyokongnya. Semakin berusaha penyokong PR untuk memperkuatkan perpaduan rentas kaum di kalangan mereka.
Jika sebelum PRU-13 UMNO/BN galak memainkan propaganda kononnya memilih mereka sama dengan memilih Malaysia. Pasca-PRU13 membuktikan pihak mana yang sebenar-benarnya mempunyai semangat Malaysia! -roketkini
Apabila Najib dan UMNO menyalahkan "Tsunami Cina" akibat prestasi buruk BN di dalam PRU13 yang lalu, Najib seperti mengakui bahawa projek 1Malaysia dan sekalia program di bawah slogan itu telah GAGAL.
Dan kita melihat dengan jelas, pekung mereka terdedah dan masyarakat Cina membuka mata bahawa UMNO semakin rasis, menghampiri rasisma yang ditaja PERKASA.
Pencacai-pencacai UMNO kian membuak-buak menanamkan sifat bencikan kaum Cina dan DAP yang membawa erti UMNO kini, seperti yang GB ungkapkan sebelum ini, UMNO sudah menjadi kera sumbang di dalam BN.
Wahai Najib, wahai pewncacai, wahai UMNO, terus semarakkan isu tsunami Cina, maka semakin ramai kaum Cina akan menolak mereka sehingga di satu hari nanti, BN akan terus musnah kerana sudah tidak berupaya untuk mendapatkan sokongan kaum Cina yang telah dicaci maki begitu hebat sekarang ini.
Posted: 16 May 2013 02:37 AM PDT
James Hookway and Celine Fernandez of The Wall Street Journal reported:
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has found something new to fight over with the country's government: U.S. President Barack Obama's message of congratulations to Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Mr. Obama called Mr. Najib on May 13 after his win in Malaysia's parliamentary elections. Mr. Najib's National Front coalition won 60% of the seats in the national parliament, although Mr. Anwar's opposition alliance secured 51% of the popular vote on May 5 and is claiming that vote fraud tipped the balance in the government's favor.
President Barack Obama, shown at a recent news conference, called Prime Minister Najib Razak and 'welcomed the prime minister's efforts to address concerns about election irregularities,' according to the White House.
According to the White House, Mr. Obama "noted that Malaysians had turned out in record numbers to vote and welcomed the Prime Minister's efforts to address concerns about election irregularities." He also discussed trade issues and other matters.
The Malaysian government late on Tuesday issued a statement saying that the U.S. President "expressed his understanding and acceptance of the process and results" of the May 5 polls.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, though, Mr. Anwar questioned whether the U.S. was fully aware of the vote-fraud allegations, and also pointed out that Malaysian government statements on calls between Mr. Najib and Mr. Obama sometimes differ from the accounts provided by the White House.
Referring to Mr. Obama, Mr. Anwar said, "I don't think he is privy to the fact that there is this huge feeling and expression of anger and outrage against this mass rigging and fraud." Mr. Anwar went on to say that the U.S. had recognized elections under late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines and under Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
"So I think it is also important that the Americans be given the facts to objectively evaluate people," Mr. Anwar said. "Do you accept the process when the media is not free? Do you accept the process when you cannot monitor the votes, where it went to? Do you accept the process when clearly the electoral list is compromised."
A Malaysian government spokesman said the government's account of Mr. Najib's conversation with Mr. Obama was accurate. Mr. Najib previously has denied the opposition's allegations of electoral fraud, as has Malaysia's Election Commission. Some political analysts have also noted that decades of gerrymandering have given a strong voice to rural electoral districts that tend to favor government parties.
But the closeness of the election race and the vote-fraud allegations are raising temperatures across this influential, predominantly Muslim country of 28 million people. Tens of thousands of people packed into a sports stadium last Wednesday to hear Mr. Anwar detail his fraud allegations, many wearing black T-shirts bearing the date of the May 5 elections. Subsequent rallies have been held in other areas, including Penang and Perak states.
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Posted: 16 May 2013 12:45 AM PDT
နိုင္ငံတကာျပစ္မႈၾကီးမ်ားအား တပ္မေတာ္က မက်ဴးလြန္ပါဟူ၍ ကာခ်ဳပ္မင္းေအာင္လိႈင္၏ ျငင္းဆိုခ်က္ကို္မူ လက္ခံနုိင္ဖြယ္မရွိပါ။
အထက္ပါ ျပစ္မႈၾကီးမ်ားနွင့္ စပ္လွ်ဥ္း၍ တာ၀န္ရွိမႈကို ရွာေဖြရာတြင္
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Posted: 16 May 2013 12:37 AM PDT
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Posted: 16 May 2013 12:31 AM PDT
ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို ့ႏိုင္ငံဟာ အဂၤလိပ္ ကိုလိုနီကၽြန္ဘ၀ကို ေရာက္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။
ကိုလိုနီအစိုးရဆိုတာ ေဖာက္ၿပန္တဲ့အစိုးရပါ။ ကၽြန္ႏိုင္ငံကို အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေသြးစုပ္ရရင္
ၿပီးေရာဆိုတဲ့ အစိုးရမ်ိဳးပါ။ ကၽြန္ႏိုင္ငံကို ေသြးေအးေအးနဲ ့ေရာ၊ ေသြးဆူဆူနဲ ့ပါ
ေဖာက္ေဖာက္ၿပန္ၿပန္ ႀကံစည္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္တဲ့ အစိုးရအမ်ိဳးအစားပါ။ ဟိုးယခင္
၁၉၃၆ ခုႏွစ္မွာ လူခြန္ေတာ္၊ ေၿမခြန္ေတာ္ေႀကာင့္ ဆရာစံလယ္သမားအံုႀကြ
ပုန္ကန္မႈႀကီးၿဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္။ အဲဒီလယ္သမားအံုႀကြပုန္ကန္မႈႀကီးကို အဂၤလိပ္အစိုးရက
ႏွိမ္နင္းရင္း (၂)ႏွစ္အတြင္း ဆန္ေရစပါး ရွားပါးၿပတ္လပ္လာခဲ့တယ္။ ၁၉၃၈ ခုႏွစ္
အတြင္းမွာ ဦးေရႊဖီေရးတဲ့ ေမာ္လ၀ီႏွင့္ ေယာဂီစာအုပ္ကိုအေႀကာင္းၿပဳၿပီး
အဂၤလိပ္အစိုးရက ကုလား-ဗမာ အဓိကရုဏ္းကို ဖန္တီးခဲ့တယ္ဆိုတာ သမိုင္းမွာ
ထိုစဥ္က သခင္လွၿမိဳင္ (ေခၚ)ဗိုလ္ရန္ေအာင္နဲ ့
ရဲေဘာ္ဘတင္ (ေခၚ)မစၥတာ ဂိုရွယ္တို ့က ရန္ကုန္ဆိပ္ကမ္းရွိ ကုန္တင္ကုန္ခ်
ၿမန္မာအလုပ္သမားေတြနဲ ့ကုလားအလုပ္သမားေတြအႀကား အဆင္ေၿပ
ေက်ေအးေအာင္ ၀င္ေရာက္ေၿဖရွင္းေပးခဲ့တာေတာင္ ရွိခဲ့တယ္။ ေဖာက္ၿပန္တဲ့
နယ္ခ်ဲ ့အစိုးရက အကြက္ဆင္ဖန္တီးၿပီး ရိကၡာအက်ပ္အတည္းကို ေရွာင္လႊဲဖို ့
ေခါင္းစဥ္ေၿပာင္း၊ လူမ်ိဳးေရးရန္တိုက္ေပးတာကို တိုးတက္တဲ့အၿမင္ရွိတဲ့
အထက္ပါပုဂၢိဳလ္ႀကီးမ်ား ေၿဖရွင္းေပးခဲ့တာဟာ နယ္ခ်ဲ ့ေဖာက္ၿပန္ေရးသမား
အဂၤလိပ္နယ္ခ်ဲ ့အစိုးရဆန္ ့က်င္ေရးမွာ ကုလား-ဗမာ ေသြးမကြဲေစဘဲ
တညီတညြတ္တည္း ၿဖစ္ေစခ်င္တဲ့လုပ္ရပ္ၿဖစ္တယ္။ ႏြားကြဲရင္အမဲသားၿဖစ္မယ္
ဆိုတာကို အဲဒီပုဂၢိဳလ္ႀကီးမ်ား သိခဲ့ႀကတယ္။
ဒါ့အၿပင္ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို ့ႏိုင္ငံရဲ ့သမိုင္းမွာ အမည္းစက္ႀကီးနဲ ့က်န္ခဲ့တဲ့
ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို ့ႏိုင္ငံရဲ ့တည္ေနရာကိုက ေဖာက္ၿပန္တဲ့အစိုးရအဆက္ဆက္ေတြ
အဲဒီကုလား-ဗမာ ကိစၥ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ ့တြင္း မ၀င္ေရာက္ႏိုင္ဘဲ ရပ္တန္ ့သြားတာဟာ
၁၉၃၈ ခုႏွစ္မွာ ၁၉၈၈ ခုနွစ္အထိ ေဖာက္ၿပန္တဲ့အစိုးရေတြက အက်ပ္အတည္း
(လူထုပံုရိပ္ဂ်ာနယ္ အတြဲ ၁၊ အမွတ္ ၃၃ တြင္ ပါရွိေသာ ေဆာင္းပါးရွင္
Posted: 16 May 2013 12:16 AM PDT
၉-၈-၁၉၄၇ ဖဆပလသတင္းစဥ္ အေ႐ွ႔ဆုံးမ်က္နွာဖုံးမွာ "ဗမာမြတ္စ္လင္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးတုိ႔ ဗမာမြတ္စ္လင္ကြန္ဂရက္တုိ႔ ထင္ထင္ရွားရွားကုိ မ်က္နွာဖုံးတင္ထားတာ။
ေနမ်ဳိးေဝလည္း႐ူးသြားၿပီထင္တယ္။ ဒီလုိေကာင္မ်ဳိးေတြ နုိင္ငံေရးလုပ္ေနလုိ႔ကေတာ႔ တုိင္းၿပည္ေကာင္းစားအုံးမယ္။
ထပ္ေၿပာပါရေစ ဗမာမြတ္စ္လင္ေတြ ဗမာ႔နုိင္ငံေရးသမုိင္းမွာ ဘယ္ေတာ႔မွာေရသာမခုိခဲ႔ဘူး။
Posted: 16 May 2013 02:28 AM PDT
Datuk Seri Najib Razak tidak layak melaungkan konsep 'perdamaian' selagi Umno Barisan Nasional (BN) terus memainkan isu politik perkauman, kata Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Nurul Izzah Anwar.
Dalam kenyataan hari ini, Izzah menempelak Perdana Menteri kerana mewujudkan sentimen perkauman bagi menutup prestasi buruk Umno BN dalam pilihan raya lalu.
Njaib"Beliau menyuarakan untuk berdamai, sedangkan dalam masa sama, beliau cuba menutup hakikat bahawa undi rakyat semakin banyak menolak BN dengan meletakkan kesalahan kepada kaum Cina.
"Akhbar Umno, Utusan Malaysia juga mula melaga-lagakan Melayu dan Cina sama ada melalui tajuk utama mereka atau artikel dalam akhbar berkenaan.
"Hakikatnya, kerajaan BN harus jelas, rakyat tidak akan berdamai dengan penyamun yang mencuri hak demokrasi mereka," katanya.
Najib 6 Mei lalu menyatakan, kerajaan baru BN akan memulakan perdamaian kebangsaan, sebagai usaha untuk menyatukan rakyat, selepas kenyataan "Tsunami Cina" dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 yang menyaksikan BN menang dengan majoriti lebih kecil berbanding PRU 2008.
Izzah berkata, kerajaan gagal mendapat kembali kepercayaan rakyat, dan atas sebab itu perdamaian yang dilaungkan kerajaan tidak mampu menutup jenayah korupsi dan rasis dalam kepimpinan mereka.
"Rakyat mahukan reformasi dan perubahan, laungan perdamaian yang direka bagi menarik simpati rakyat tidak lagi berkesan kerana rakyat mengundi untuk perubahan," katanya.
Menurut Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai itu, beliau dan beberapa Ahli Parlimen Pakatan komited meneruskan agenda reformasi negara.
"Sesi Parlimen baru akan menyaksikan perjuangan kami menggerakkan reformasi parlimen, politik dan pilihan raya.
"Kita akan memastikan beberapa perkara penting seperti membebaskan institusi kehakiman dari kuasa Parlimen.
"Mempromosi kerajaan bersih dan baik, membebaskan media dari cengkaman penguasa, membebaskan mahasiswa dari akta yang menyekat, menghilangkan kuasa Perdana Menteri dalam Petronas dan diganti di bawah Jawatankuasa Khas Parlimen.
"Menerusi reformasi pilihan raya, kita akan berjuang untuk mewujudkan Suruhanjaya Diraja bagi menyemak taraf warganegara yang mencurigakan setiap dua tahun, dan memastikan kredibiliti pengerusi dan organisasi SPR (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya)," jelas Izzah.
Beliau turut menyenaraikan beberapa perincian yang akan diperjuang Ahli Parlimen Pakatan berdasarkan tuntutan rakyat.
"Rakyat mahukan rombakan SPR, SPRM (Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia) selain menjadikan PDRM (Polis Diraja Malaysia) sebuah suruhanjaya bebas tanpa pengaruh politik.
"Kita akan bincangkan secara serius terutama dengan parti-parti politik dan berharap kerajaan akan menyokong agenda baru itu.
"Selepas segala reformasi ini dijalankan, saya yakin rakyat berbilang kaum akan berdamai dengan sendiri," kata Izzah.
Posted: 15 May 2013 10:50 PM PDT
Yes, there are still breath-taking padi fields in some parts of Penang, although they are far from expanding. This - an almost 180 degrees picture - scenery was taken in northern Province Wellesley just last week. Will this plush expanse of green still be around 10 years from now? Or will the farmers sell out and resign themselves to the inevitable encroachment of concrete development?
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