Saturday, May 4, 2013

Gunakan Peluang Keemasan Ini Untuk Merealisasikan Impian Malaysia

Gunakan Peluang Keemasan Ini Untuk Merealisasikan Impian Malaysia

Gunakan Peluang Keemasan Ini Untuk Merealisasikan Impian Malaysia

Posted: 04 May 2013 10:30 AM PDT

Ucapan calon DAP untuk DUN Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San di ambang hari pengundian Pilihanraya Umum ke-13 pada 4 Mei 2013 di Stadium Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya: Gunakan Peluang Keemasan Ini Untuk Merealisasikan Impian Malaysia Salam Sejahtera, Salam Bersih, Salam Ubah dan Salam Reformasi kepada semua yang hadir pada malam ini! Datang orang Vietnam, anjing hilang!Datang orang Bangla, gadis Melayu

Hope Never Faileth Us! Ubah!

Posted: 04 May 2013 08:54 AM PDT

Here's something that one of my former students wrote recently. Shailender Bhar, a lawyer practising in Kuala Lumpur, his younger brother Dr. Dheeraj Bhar and younger sister Natasha Bhar, also a lawyer and their cousin, cardiologist Dr. Justine Bhar - were my students in the 1990's.

Shai, I am VERY proud of you and your siblings! Well done! I hope that you and Dheeraj will stand for elections one day! Way to go!

Hope, Change and Difference by Shailendar Bhar

In a matter of hours, Malaysians will be heading to the polling booths. The 13th general election is no ordinary election. It is about hope. It is about change. It is about making a difference.

Over the last few weeks, many of us have heard what the two coalitions have had to say about their economic reforms in the coming years. Each has presented its manifesto albeit not simultaneously. Each aspires to reach out to different segments of society. However, the current regime has refused to debate. We are told that it is not our culture to debate. Why shouldn't those aspiring to win our votes engage in a debate? Is it not part of our legitimate expectation to hear both sides exchange their views? Are not debates, which includes exchange of views and opinions, one of the cornerstones of democracy? If it can be done in other democratic nations, why can it not be done in Malaysia? Not being part of our culture remains nothing but a feeble excuse at best.

In Malaysia, public perception plays a pivotal role in politics and, perhaps, everyday life. There are no doubts that the current regime failed to take avail of the numerous opportunities offered to them by Pakatan Rakyat. It sent out the impression that the current regime was afraid and scared of engaging with those canvassing opposing political and economic views. If it came to public perception, the current regime showed that even after 55 years of ruling the nation, they really had not heard the heartbeat of the nation. They failed to understand the citizens of this nation. They failed to understand the voters sentiments.

Instead, what we are constantly reminded of by the current regime is how grateful we should be to them. We should be grateful that we live in peace, harmony and tranquility. We should be grateful for the economic benefits brought to the people. Yes, the people will be grateful but only if you have led with honesty and integrity.

What have Malaysians from all walks of society seen over the years? Malaysia has never been more racially polarised than ever before under the current regime. Malays and non-Malays have been constantly pitted against each other. The current regime talks about Pakatan Rakyat eradicating Malay supremacy. Ask yourself this question. Apart from a handful of Malays, who are mainly cronies of the current regime, what have the Malays really benefitted? They still remain poor and economically disadvantaged. All they get is a once-every-five-years handout of a few hundred ringgit. Is that fair? The current regime has failed virtually every Malay in this country. The New Economic Policy introduced more than three decades ago is one of the biggest failures of the current regime. It hoodwinked virtually every right thinking Malay into believing that they would get the economic assistance that they deserved. They did not.

The current regime has also pitted Malaysians against each other through its other component parties. They have attempted to sow seeds of fear of PAS' hudud agenda knowing very well that it will take much more than a simple majority in Parliament for it to be implemented. We have already been told that it would require a minimum two thirds majority in Parliament in implementing any form of hudud laws. All the current regime does is try to increase hatred and discourse amongst Malaysians.

Even the usage of the word "Allah" was eventually politicised by the current regime. In all honesty, what need was there for them to politicise this issue? For several decades and for generations, Arab Christians and Christians of Sabah and Sarawak have been using the word "Allah" in their holy bibles. Sikhs have used the word "Allah" in their holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, for more than 500 years. Will the current regime, if re-elected, ban the Guru Granth Sahib as well? What is wrong with the current regime? We are supposed to live in peace, harmony and tranquility. Whatever happened to the protection of freedom of religion and it's practice under our Federal Constitution?

We had people from Perkasa calling Malaysians, "pendatangs" and "kelings". Perkasa's Zulkifli Nordin made fun of hinduism and its deities. Ibrahim Ali attacked Christianity and threatened to burn bibles. What happened? Did they get charged for inciting racial hatred or sedition? Did they even get questioned? Instead, the current regime hand picks Zulkifli Nordin as its candidate in Shah Alam by the Prime Minister. The same Prime Minister who has been propagating that he is the PM for all Malaysians. He is supposed to be Malaysian first then Malay. His rhetorical slogan of 1Malaysia was announced everywhere. These were nothing but all lies. All clearly designed to hoodwink every Malaysian in this country. What happened to his candidate in Pasir Mas? We were told that each candidate would be hand picked and be winnable. Instead his so-called winnable candidate failed to submit his nomination for a racist bigot. All lies by the current regime. There is no such thing as one Malaysia. The current regime and its leaders have divided Malaysia for their own gains. Is this the Malaysia that we were trying to build for so long?

What happened to the Malaysia of yesteryears when all races ACTUALLY lived in harmony? Back then, we never questioned each other's religion or motives. We accepted each others religion as our own. As one writer pointed out in a recent article, back those days people from all races could sit down together have char koay teow, nasi lemak and nasi kandar in a coffee shop without having fear. Calling each other names was always taken in jest and good heartedness. It was a different friendship back then. A different bond. Now it has all changed. All destroyed under the current regime.

We are always told to be grateful about the economic benefits given to us under the current regime. What have we really benefitted? Petrol subsidies? Yearly cash handouts? Handphone rebates? Is that what Malaysian citizens are worth? Whilst, Malaysians are handed the crumbs, those in power and who enjoy peerage, literally loot and rape the nation's coffers with bizarre and ridiculously drafted and lopsided contracts. Malaysians have experienced the PKFZ scandal where more than RM12 billion was looted, the highly scandalous MAS buy back deal worth more than RM8 billion, the purchase of two Scorpene submarines worth almost RM7 billion, the NFC scandal of RM250 million, the multi-billion dollar highway concessionaire contracts, the RM2.2 billion to ex top judge of Malaysia and much more. Our Malaysian history is littered with these scandals. Even one Sarawakian is worth more than RM40 billion after looting the state's natural assets. When does it all stop?

Are average Malaysians not entitled to share the economic pie? Does every Malaysian not deserve an equal opportunity? An opportunity to succeed in their working lives and businesses? Or should you only be allowed to succeed because you happen to know a, b or c? There must be equality and meritocracy in society for all to do well economically regardless of race or religion.

All we see is the constant public hounding of Pakatan Rakyat members. Anything that they dare to question is wrong. Karpal Singh was charged for sedition for expressing his legal views and opinions as a lawyer. Do we not as ordinary members of public turn to noted public figures to help guide us as to the legal aspect of the law? So, why charge him? Are we not allowed to question certain laws anymore? Ask yourself this. Has freedom of expression and speech not been eroded under the current regime? As the world gets bolder and open, we move in the opposite direction.

Look at the example of Rafizi Ramli. He led the expose on the NFC scandal. He provided proof by way of documentary evidence given to him. Instead of being given protection under the Whistleblowers Act 2010 and being given a pat on his back for bringing this to public attention, he was charged under Bafia. How do you then expect any member of the public to come forward and disclose any form of abuse of power or wrong doing? But just because he disclosed the misuse of funds by an ex minister's family, he got charged.

There are several other examples of Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Azmin Ali, Tian Chua et al. All have stood up for everyday Malaysians in one way or another over the years. And, in return, they have one way or another been punished by being arrested, charged and jailed. If public figures are not going to question the government of the day, then who is expected to do it? The citizens only make their choices once every 5 years. We put our faith and trust in the opposition of the day to question every move and step of the government of the day on our behalf. In a way, they are supposed to be our custodians and guardians.

What happens when the authorities are fault? Look at the well publicised Teoh Beng Hock's incident? So, who got charged? Who was held responsible? The best the authorities could come up with was that he committed suicide. No right thinking member of the public agrees with this reasoning. No justice was delivered to the Teoh family. Till today, they live in the hope that one day, someone will be held accountable.

What about the Ahmad Sarbani, the customs officer? He is supposed to have committed suicide as well according to the authorities. What about the numerous deaths in custody? So many Indians have died alongside other Malaysians. They are all supposed to have deaths of natural causes? Does the current regime take the Malaysian public as fools? There are just too many coincidences. Today, virtually everyone just assumes that there has been some form of abuse of power by the authorities.

Over the decades, a mockery has also been made of the social justice system. In 2008, we expected a complete overhaul and clean up of the judiciary after the video that was leaked by Gwo Burne. We were promised major changes. But soon after 2008, we saw the dereliction of that promise in the Perak fiasco case. The current regime somewhat illegal engineered to overthrow the Pakatan state government. This showed complete disrespect to the people's choice of whom they wanted to run the state. It was subsequently expected that the courts would uphold justice and it did happen in the High Court. But was eventually reversed in the Appellate courts. Democracy was once again damaged. And, in the eyes of the people, the image of the justice system tainted. Many other cases such as Lynas has followed in the same manner and public confidence in the social justice system remains at an all time low under the current regime.

There are so many other issues and matters that can be raised where there has been complete and abuse of power by the current regime. The public is just fed up. Can you blame them? Does anyone expect the public to still trust the current regime after all this? Can the current regime expect the people to vote for them again tomorrow? 55 years is a very long time for any party to be in power by any democratic standards. At the end, unfortunately, they have nothing to show for it.

Tomorrow, when you go to the polls, you should have the above issues at the forefront of your minds. Whether change happens is in your hands. Malaysia's hopes lie with you.

Today's Malaysia owes it to tomorrow's Malaysia. We owe it to our future generations.

Vote wisely!

[VIDEO & GAMBAR] Peserta Flashmob Diserang & Dipukul Oleh Pemuda Berbaju "I LOVE PM"

Posted: 04 May 2013 09:35 AM PDT

Ipoh: Beberapa penyokong PAS cedera parah apabila dipukul oleh kirra-kira 40 orang yang memakai baju T I Love PM hari ini.

Ada antara mereka yang pecah muka dan kepala berdarah, kini sedang dirawat di hospital berdekatan.

Mereka hanya sekadar angkat sepanduk untuk para pemandu kereta bunyikan hon jika sokong Pakatan Rakyat.

Namun kerena tidak bertamadun, mereka dipukul hingga berdarah sebegini.

"Mengapakah petugas-petugas yang memakai baju I love PM itu sanggup melakukan perkara sekejam ini... pohon doa teman-teman... kita sayang Malaysia," tulis satu laporan dalam facebook.

Flashmob atau menaikkan poster di tepi jalan kini menjadi pendekatan kempen terbaru menjelang pilihan raya umum ke 13 esok.

Para petugas dan sukarelawan ini biasanya berdiri di simpang-simpang jalan.

Mereka yang menyokong biasanya akan membunyikan hon kereta mereka.

Flashmob berdarah di Dun Sungai Rapat

IPOH – Peserta flashmob Pakatan Rakyat (PR) di Pengkalan Pegoh cedera apabila mendakwa dipukul oleh sekumpulan lelaki dipercayai penyokong parti lawan petang tadi.

Jurucakap penganjur, Shahari Anuar Ibrahim berkata, dalam kejadian pukul 4.

14 petang itu, kumpulan lelaki seramai kira-kira 300 orang yang datang menaiki motosikal secara berkonvoi telah bertindak ganas sambil melakukan provokasi terhadap peserta flashmob.

Beliau mendakwa, keadaan tidak terkawal apabila peserta konvoi sebuah parti politik turut melalui jalan berkenaan dan melanggar lampu isyarat hingga mengakibatkan kesesakan trafik.

"Mereka tidak hiraukan lampu isyarat dan peserta kami menasihati agar mereka beredar segera serta mematuhi undang-undang dan ia mencetuskan kemarahan peserta konvoi berkenaan.

"Berikutan itu berlaku pertelingkahan dan pertikaman lidah di antara kedua-dua pihak sebelum mereka (peserta konvoi) bertindak agresif dengan menyerang dan memukul peserta kami," katanya kepada Sinar Harian ketika ditemui di tempat kejadian.

Dakwanya lagi, sebahagian daripada peserta konvoi kemudian bertindak memukul dan mengejar peserta flashmob.

"Mereka menggunakan kayu dan mengejar peserta kami malah keadaan semakin tegang apabila ada di antara kami yang dipukul beramai-ramai.

"Ekoran kejadian itu tiga mangsa dan salah seorang peserta mengalami kecederaan parah di bahagian kepala dan badan dan kini menerima rawatan di Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB)," katanya.

Tambah beliau, lebih mendukacitakan apabila selepas kejadian tersebut, peserta konvoi motosikal berkenaan datang semula ke kawasan terbabit.

"Mereka datang semula ke situ seolah-olah cuba cetuskan provokasi hingga mengakibatkan suasana menjadi tegang semula.

"Mujurlah keadaan dapat dikawal dan tiada pertembungan antara kedua-dua pihak," katanya.

Seorang mangsa, Muhammad Rahmat, 28, berkata, program flashmob pada mulanya berlangsung dengan aman namun setelah kehadiran sekumpulan individu menyebabkan keadaan menjadi huru-hara.

"Mereka berpakaian logo BN dan I Love PM seolah-olah sengaja inginkan kejadian itu berlaku apabila bertembung dengan kami dan mereka telah memukul peserta termasuk saya dengan kayu, batu dan topi keledar.

"Saya dihentak dengan topi keledar dan terpaksa melarikan diri daripada kawasan berkenaan," katanya.

Jelasnya lagi, kumpulan terbabit turut menyerang secara rambang kepada peserta flashmob terutama yang merakam insiden itu.

PRU13 Tragedi Flashmob berdarah di Ipoh [Full... by luqukoman90



Penyokongnya berlagak samseng serang ganas para petugas Flash Mob PAS di Ipoh, Perak dituduhnya para petugas yang serang samseng-samseng UMNO.. Apa punya siotlah media lidah biawak rasmi UMNO ni..

Samseng-samseng digambarkan sebagai mangsa serangan oleh para petugas Flash mob PAS...

Langsung tiada akhlak punya media lidah biawak rasmi UMNO....Bertambah benci dan meluatlah rakyat kepada UMNO...Utusan ingat rakyat ini bodoh baghal macam para penyokong tegarnya.

Utusan lupa yang sekarang ini zaman informasi di hujung jari.

Live from MPSP Stadium Pulau Pinang and Bukit Mertajam

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:47 AM PDT

It's the final lap, Malaysians!

CLICK HERE to follow the live streaming from Stadium MPSP, Jalan Betik, Pulau Pinang.

CLICK HERE to watch what transpired from the beginning...(recorded).

CLICK HERE to follow the live streaming from Bukit Mertajam!

Don't forget to vote wisely tomorrow!

God bless Malaysia and Malaysians with a just, fair and peaceful GE13!

Uphold God's law

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:27 AM PDT

PEKAN (Herald Malaysia): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak asserted on April 25 that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will not waiver on religious matters or sacrifice Islamic principles merely for political mileage. This includes the exclusive use of the word 'Allah' by Muslims, although there are groups which dispute this.

"We always maintain our stand on the use of the word 'Allah' (strictly for Muslims) ... because what is right is always right," he said, vowing that the BN government is committed to upholding Islamic principles. "We always defend (the use of) the word 'Allah' because we believe our action is right, and eventually Allah will help because we are right," he said when opening the Pahang state-level discourse on the development of the ummah.

It is the same Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who in a letter addressed to Bishop Ng Moon Hing, Chairman of the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) on April 11, 2011, had assured Christians of their free access to the Bahasa Malaysia/ Indonesian Bibles and other related issues.

Following is an extract of the letter: "On April 2, 2011 the Government announced a Ten Point Solution to address the Bible issue and other related issues. I wish to confirm that this is a collective decision by the Cabinet.

"In the spirit of 1Malaysia and recognising that many people travel between Sabah and Sarawak and Peninsula Malaysia, there should be no prohibitions and restrictions for people who bring along their bibles and Christian materials on such travel.

"A directive on the Bible has been issued by the Ketua Setiausaha (KSU) of the Home Ministry to ensure proper implementation of this cabinet decision. Failure to comply will subject the officers to disciplinary action under the General Orders. A comprehensive briefing by top officials, including the Attorney General (AG), will be given to all relevant civil servants to ensure good understanding and proper implementation of the directive."

Where do we stand? Catholic Herald

စစ္အုပ္စုမွာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအရသာ အမာဂုိဏ္းနဲ႔အေပ်ာ့ဂုိဏ္းကို ဖန္တီးထားၾကတာပါ။ တကယ့္အတြင္းေရးမွာ သူတို႕ဟာ ကာလုံဆိုတဲ့ ေဘာင္က်ဥ္းက်ဥ္းေလးထဲမွာ အတူတူလႈပ္ရွားေနၾကတာပါ

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:17 AM PDT

Ven Ravika ညွိႏႈိင္းေရးနဲ႔ အေလွ်ာ့ေပးေရး မတူပါ

ေလာေလာဆယ္မွာ စစ္အုပ္စုကို အမာဂိုဏ္းနဲ႕အေပ်ာ့ဂုိဏ္းမ်ား ကြဲေနေၾကာင္းယူဆရင္ မွားပါတယ္။ စစ္အုပ္စုမွာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအရသာ အမာဂုိဏ္းနဲ႔အေပ်ာ့ဂုိဏ္းကို ဖန္တီးထားၾကတာပါ။ တကယ့္အတြင္းေရးမွာ သူတို႕ဟာ ကာလုံဆိုတဲ့ ေဘာင္က်ဥ္းက်ဥ္းေလးထဲမွာ အတူတူလႈပ္ရွားေနၾကတာပါ။

ညႈိၾကတယ္ဆိုရင္ အားေပးပါတယ္။ အခုညႈိေနတာ (၂)ႏွစ္ေက်ာ္ၿပီ။
၁။ ျပည္တြင္းစစ္ အရွိန္က်လာပါသလား။ မက်ပါ။ ပိုဆိုးလာပါတယ္။
၂။ ျပည္တြင္းၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းမႈ ပိုရလာပါသလား။ အဓိကရုဏ္းေတြ ပိုမ်ားလာပါတယ္။
၃။ ၂၀၀၈ ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ႏိုင္ၿပီလား။ စစ္အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးသာ အနယ္ပိုက်လာပါတယ္။

ဒါဟာ ညႈိႏႈိင္းေရးမဟုတ္ဘူး။ အေလွ်ာ့ေပးဆက္ဆံေရးသာ ျဖစ္တယ္။

အခုျဖစ္ေနတာက အစြန္းေရာက္မ်ားနဲ႕ အလယ္အလတ္သမားတို႕ရဲ႔ ပဋိပကၡမဟုတ္ဘူး။ စစ္အုပ္စုနဲ႕ အတုိက္အခံ၊ တိုင္းရင္းသားတို႕ရဲ႔ ပဋိပကၡလို႕ ျမင္မွျဖစ္မယ္။

အတုိက္အခံနဲ႕ တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြမွာ အမာဂိုဏ္းနဲ႕အေပ်ာ့ဂိုဏ္း မရွိပါဘူး။ လက္ရွိအေနအထားကို မႏွစ္သက္လို႕ ေဝဖန္ေရးလုပ္႐ုံပဲ ရွိပါတယ္။ ၈၈ မ်ားကို မတုိက္ဘူး။ ဒီခ်ဳပ္ကို မတုိက္ဘူး။ စစ္အုပ္စုကိုပဲ တုိက္တယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ၈၈ နဲ႕ ဒီခ်ဳပ္တို႕က စစ္အုပ္စုေရွ႔မွာ ကာကာေနေတာ့ နည္းနည္းပြန္းပဲ့သြားရင္ စစ္အုပ္စုကို သေဘာထားႀကီးသလိုပဲ ဒီဘက္ကလူေတြကိုလည္း သေဘာထားႀကီးေပးေစလိုပါတယ္။

Buddhist mobs led by the village administrator and committed crimes in well-prepared way, Kamaryut Media Reports

Posted: 04 May 2013 06:11 AM PDT

Buddhist mobs led by the village administrator and committed crimes in well-prepared way, Kamaryut Media Reports

1st May.2013


In this April 30, 2013 photo, Muslim children take refuge in forests along a road in Okkan, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) north of Yangon, Myanmar. Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and set hundreds of homes ablaze in central Myanmar on Tuesday, injuring at least 10 people in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the Southeast Asian nation.(AP Photo/Zin Chit Aung )

Kamaryut Media reported that the thugs' systematic movement in Okkan anti-Muslim violence is relatively same as Buddhist-led violence swept the town of Meikthila, especially the circumstances on the start date, 20th March. The reporters of the Kamaryut media said that the surrounding villages of Okkan had been torched by Buddhist mobs led by the village administrator of Chaut Tae' village himself. They also reported, based on the residents and the authorities, that the polices have been seizing the suspects.

In the afternoon of 30th April, more than 300 houses, located separately in four different villages, had been set ablaze. Initially it was done by the local residents and later augmented by the outsiders. Furthermore, Kamaryut media reports that there were at least 10 wounded but no reliable sources available to confirm the dead toll.

Kamaryut media reporters assuredly confirm, based on several eye witnesses and notes, there were many outsiders, who are unfamiliar to the local residents, led the violence systematically after the crash between Muslims and Buddhists in the town and it seems like they all are well prepared.

It is reported that the police force of Yangon division have started seizing the suspects as they are also worried of the possible expansion of deadly violence. Apparently, the situation is temporarily under control. The remote places, however, where are hard to reach and no police operations, might be targeted by the mobs.

As the Meikthila violence, loathsome rioters in Okkan led by village administrator had been instructed by phone particularly in giving directions. After they had set fire on the villages, they destroyed the bridges on their way back to the town so that no rescue process can reach on time and the survivors had been sitting the whole night on the bank of the stream while seeing the flames.

[PECUTAN TERAKHIR] Pastikan BN Dijadikan Pembangkang Di Parlimen!

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:40 AM PDT

Rakyat diseru supaya memberikan peluang kepada Barisan Nasional (BN) duduk di kerusi Barisan Pembangkang selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13).

Sekumpulan doktor lepasan Cambridge di United Kingdom berpendapat, cara terbaik menyelamatankan BN adalah dengan menjadikan mereka sebagai pembangkang sekaligus menjadi penyelia kerajaan yang berkualiti.

Mereka berkata, BN perlu melalui proses tersebut sebelum boleh menjadi kerajaan semula yang cemerlang.

"Masalah terbesar BN ialah mereka tidak pernah menjadi pembangkang dan kekurangan latihan sebagai penyelia.

"Hal ini menyebabkan jabatan kerajaan kekurangan pemantauan dan menyebabkan berlakunya penyelewengan sehingga harta kerajaan dibeli dengan harga yang berlipat ganda daripada harga asal,"
kata Dr Chan Jinhooi dalam kenyataan bersama Dr Lee Chernyang, Dr Chin Shinliang, Dr Tan Jimmy PangHoaw serta Dr Low Choonpei.

Kata mereka, hanya melalui cara tersebut dapat menyelamatkan BN agar mereka jadi lebih kuat supaya diterima seluruh rakyat Malaysia sekaligus dapat kembali semula ke zaman kecemerlangannya.

"Sebagai penyokong BN yang setia, cara terbaik untuk membantu BN adalah dengan mengundi parti pembangkang (Pakatan Rakyat).

"Tidak mungundi BN tidak bermakna kita mengenepikannya. Ini merupakan suatu peluang keemasan BN untuk menghidupkan BN sekali lagi," katanya.

Kesetiaan ahli

Menurut mereka, proses itu juga dapat menguji sejauh mana kesetiaan ahlinya terhadap BN.

"Sekiranya BN jadi pembangkang, ahli yang hanya mementingkan keuntungan diri akan memutuskan hubungan dengan BN dan hanya mereka yang betul-betul menyayangi BN akan terus berjuang di bawah BN serta membuktikan keupayaan mereka," katanya.

Katanya, rakyat Malaysia boleh menunggu BN berlatih diri menjadi pembangkang yang berkualiti dan kembali memerintah pada masa akan datang.

Ini disebabkan rakyat sebelum ini telah memberikan tempoh peluang yang cukup lama kepada BN membuktikan dirinya sebagai kerajaan yang bagus, namun keyakinan itu semakin hilang.

Walaupun tidak menafikan jasa 56 tahun pemerintahan BN, tetapi sejak lima tahun kebelakangan ini rakyat mula sedar kerajaan BN tidak menunjukkan sebarang perubahan yang lebih positif.

Sebaliknya, kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat yang berupaya mentadbir dengan baik kerana mengutamakan keadilan, kebersihan, dan nilai-nilai moral termasuk membanteras rasuah dan kronisme.

"Sekiranya BN terus memegang pucuk kepimpinan dalam tempoh lima tahun akan datang, mereka akan lebih bermaharajalela, rakyat jelata yang tidak berdosa akan menjadi mangsa ketidakadilan.

"Jadi, patutkah kita mengundi suatu parti politik mengikut emosi semata-mata ataupun secara rasional berdasarkan nilai moral sesuatu parti?

"Kami ingin membuat seruan kepada semua iaitu 'BERILAH BN PELUANG!'," serunya. -FMT

The Independent: The Second Coming Of Anwar Ibrahim

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:50 AM PDT

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The May Thirteenth Incident and Democracy in Malaysia

Posted: 04 May 2013 03:27 AM PDT

This morning, I was pleasantly surprised when one of my former students, Alvin Goh, whatsapped me. He is one person whom I will never forget for many reasons. I taught him Sociology and Economics in the early 1990's. He was the one who presented the idea of a Student Council to the Ian Kerr, the Principal at that time. The school adopted the idea and Alvin became the first Student Council President in Uplands after a week of 'campaigns'.  I am not surprised that  till today he is still an upright, driven, visionary and godly young man. Alvin Goh (YTL Organization) had the opportunity to speak at Perdana Leadership Foundation's eighth edition of the Perdana Discourse Series on 12th November 2008.

Alvin shared with me a link to his father's latest book "The May Thirteenth Incident and Democracy in Malaysia" which he has uploaded HERE and made available to everyone who wants to know more about the historical incident.

Excerpt from his blog:

I would like to share with all Malaysians particularly the current young generation voters, my book about Malaysia's Democracy and what happened during the May Thirteenth (5-13) incident.

I've decided to upload the book in its entirety here with a cover note. It is my hope that the book will open your eyes.

CLICK HERE for more.
Datuk Dr.Goh Cheng Teik was born and educated in Penang, Malaysia. He holds a B.A. Hons. From Harvard University, USA and a Ph.D from Leiden University, Holland. He was appointed Lecturer in History and International Relations in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1967, and served in that capacity until 1974 when he entered politics.

From 1974-1999, Dato Dr.Goh served as Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary, State Executive Councillor and Deputy Minister. Currently, he is Corporate Adviser and Director of Proconsult Sdn.Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Goh is quite active in voluntary associations: he was a Past President of Harvard Club of Malaysia, Past President, Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia, President, Netherlands Alumni Association of Malaysia and Board Member ! of the East Asia Institute of Cambridge University. He is also a Life Member of the Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS).

Datuk Dr. Goh also leads the Harvard University team that interviews prospective Malaysian students.

Datuk Dr. Goh was also formerly the Deputy Minister of Land and Cooperative Development and former Deputy Chief Minister of Penang. He first joined Gerakan in 1972 while he was a lecturer at University of Malaya. In 1974, he was elected Nibong Tebal MP and was appointed as one of then prime minister Tun Abdul Razak's parliamentary secretaries till 1976. He has since served as deputy minister with four ministries. He resigned from Gerakan and retired from politics in 1999. You can read more HERE.

Among Datuk Dr.Goh's publications are The May Thirteenth Incident and Democracy in Malaysia, Oxford University Press, 1970, Racial Politics in Malaysia, FEP International 1989 and Malaysia: Beyond Communal Politics, Pelanduk Publications 1994.

Thank you, Datuk Dr. Goh, for sharing this book with us. Thanks for reaching out with the infomation, Alvin. God bless you and for your family.

Yahoo! News: Anwar Says Only Fraud Can Stop The Opposition

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:47 AM PDT

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BBC WATCH: Business In Johor For The Rich Or Poor?

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:42 AM PDT

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A Sad State of Affairs as Asean AWOL Over Rohingya Issue

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:41 AM PDT

A Sad State of Affairs as Asean AWOL Over Rohingya Issue

By |  April 19, 2013 |

A Rohingya Muslim family in Pawtauk Township, Arakan State. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON — According to Burma's government, the Rohingya do not exist. Denied citizenship by an internationally criticized 1982 law, the stateless "Bengali immigrants" have in the past faced pogroms, persecution from the Burmese government and more recently from other Burmese.

Thousands of Rohingya have fled to countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand over the past year, giving Burma's neighbors and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) an ostensible stake in addressing the Rohingya crisis.

But despite launching a new human rights body at the most recent Asean summit in Phnom Penh in November 2012—including a surprise clause acknowledging "universal" human rights norms—the group has largely stuck to its non-interference mantra.

Since June 2012, over 220 people have died in what has widely been described as sectarian fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma, with most of the deaths in Arakan State in the country's west, where most of Burma's estimated 800,000 Rohingya live.

In Arakan State last June, mobs of Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya clashed after the May rape and murder of a young Arakanese woman, a crime for which three Rohingya men were arrested. Arakanese retaliation quickly spread to Myanmar's other Muslim groups, with ten pilgrims lynched by a Buddhist Arakanese mob in June—a crime for which nobody has been charged.

There were more Arakanese-Muslim clashes in October 2012, and in March this year, 43 were killed—some gruesomely and most of them Muslims—in central Burma, after which the sole arrests, to date, have been 3 Muslims who were involved in a shop row at the outset of the violence.

What at first looked like local sectarian fighting later took on the form of a vicious anti-Rohingya and then anti-Muslim campaign, with rabble-rousing monk Wirathu at the forefront. Burma's current government has not only not done enough to prevent or stop the violence; it has been complicit, according to some.

The Rohingya say that they have lived in what is now Burma for generations. The Burmese government says they are illegal immigrants. Many Burmese, including senior members of the long-feted opposition National League for Democracy, men who themselves spent years in jail as political prisoners, also regard the Rohingya as illegal immigrants.

Asked last October whether the Rohingya should be granted Burmese citizenship, Tin Oo, a senior NLD figure, said that "those who are not legal citizens of this country cannot stay," adding that it was difficult to establish how many Rohingya could be entitled to Burmese citizenship.

"This is a difficult problem to solve," he said. "When I was a young man, there were no Rohingya in Burma."

Tin Oo's party colleague, the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has been criticized for her apparent reluctance to discuss anti-Muslim violence in Burma.

Breaking this silence in Japan last week, Suu Kyi called for a revision of the citizenship laws.

"There is discrimination among citizens in our country," she said. "We should also determine if certain laws are a hindrance to equal rights among citizens in the country, and revise them if we can."

Mentioning a meeting she had recently with Burmese Muslim leaders, she lamented the state of inter-faith relations in Burma, saying that "this is a very sad state of affairs. We must learn to accommodate those with different views from ours."

There has been scant regional pressure on Burma to treat the Rohingya in a more humane way. Asean's two biggest Muslim-majority member-states—Indonesia and Malaysia—have raised the Rohingya issue with the Burmese government and have sent diplomatic and humanitarian missions to Burma and to Arakan State. But they have for the most part shied away from blunt public condemnation, as is often the way in dealings between Asean countries.

However, the bloc as a whole has been reluctant to single out Burma. Speaking at the most recent summit in Phnom Penh last November, then-Asean Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan said that member states told the Burma delegation that "if the issue is not handled by the Myanmar government, there is a risk of radicalization and extremism in that region."

Speaking on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Vientiane on Nov. 6, a spokesman for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak expressed unease about the plight of Muslims in western Burma.

"Malaysia remains extremely concerned about ongoing tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine State of Myanmar," he said.

For the most part, that is as far as Asean or its member states have gone in public, with the one exception being Indonesia. Foreign Minister Marty Natelagawa told The Irrawaddy at the ASEM summit that "one core issue in resolving the conflict is citizenship, and this is a matter the Myanmar government must address in the future."

However, Burmese President Thein Sein told the Democratic Voice of Burma recently that the law would not be changed.

If they were of a mind to, the Burmese government could issue some sharp "heal thyself" type retorts to Jakarta or Putrajaya, in any case. Indonesia has been accused of letting anti-Christian and anti-Ahmadi sentiment get out of hand. Malaysia's governing parties have dabbled in some sectarian brinkmanship in the run-up to the May 5 election. Hardliners linked to the government threatened to burn Bibles in an unwitting parody of the Rev. Terry Jones, that Perkasa, the group involved, said was in response to a row over whether Malaysia's Christians should be allowed use the word "Allah" in their literature.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has been much more assertive than Asean with Burma over attacks on the Rohingya, which the OIC deems "genocide."

Both Indonesia and Malaysia are part of an the OIC's 11 country "Contact Group," which has pushed Burma for greater humanitarian access to the roughly 100,000 Rohingya stuck in fetid camps in Arakan State.

The other nine members of the group are Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Turkey, some of which have a torrid history of human rights abuses directed at ethnic and religious minorities.

Burma will, for the first time, chair Asean in 2014, another factor that will likely restrain the bloc's members from tackling the Rohingya issue head on. Burma had to forego its turn as chair in the past, as Asean feared this would affect the groups' relations with Western countries.

Next year will be a crucial one for Asean, the final year before it is scheduled to form a regional economic community, and arrangements for Burma's role as Asean chair will likely take precedence over political or human rights concerns.

In late March, a United States-Asean meeting, looking ahead to Burma's chairing of the association, gave the Burmese government every encouragement possible.

US Ambassador to Asean David L. Carden said: "I have every confidence Myanmar will be a leading contributor to Asean integration, including economic integration. We are pleased to see the government and private sector are focused on the road ahead and that other Asean member states are showing strong support."

BBC: Economy Key In Malaysia's Tightest Poll

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:38 AM PDT

2 May 2013
Last updated at 21:19 GMT


Economy key in Malaysia's tightest poll

By Saira Syed
Business reporter, BBC News, Malaysia

Abdul Majid has received government funds aimed at low-income families

In a
squatter area of Port Klang, in Selangor state, 500 ringgit a year gets
you the odd luxury

BBC: Dr Mahathir Says Opposition Win Tomorrow "Far Fetched."

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:33 AM PDT

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BBC: Malaysian PM Denies Dirty Tricks Before Election

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:29 AM PDT

4 May 2013
Last updated at 06:59 GMT


Malaysian PM denies dirty tricks before election

Supporters of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak received goody bags before a rally in Dengkil on Friday

prime minister has denied chartering planes to move tens of thousands
of voters into marginal constituencies for Sunday's

Radio Australia: Last Ditch Campaigns Intensify In Pivotal Malaysia Polls Amidst Allegations Of Vote Buying And Electoral Fraud

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:16 AM PDT

Campaigns intensify ahead of pivotal Malaysia polls

Updated 4 May 2013, 17:08 AEST
Zoe Daniel and Liam Cochrane in Kuala Lumpur, staff and wires

Malaysia's political rivals have
launched a last-ditch campaign on the eve of elections that have been
marred by allegations of vote buying and electoral fraud.


Gambar Berbicara: Ceramah PR vs Konsert BN Di Pulau Pinang

Posted: 04 May 2013 04:28 AM PDT

Pakatan Rakyat dan Barisan Nasional telah mengadakan program masing-masing serentak tetapi diberlainan lokasi di Pulau Pinang malam tadi 3hb Mei 2013.

Pakatan Rakyat telah mengadakan ceramah mega di Padang Kota Lama sedangkan Barisan Nasional mengadakan konsert di Queensbay, Bayan Baru.

Ceramah PR tiada minuman dan makan percuma disediakan malahan hadirin diminta untuk menderma kepada tabung PRU 13.

Konsert BN siap dengan minuman dan makanan yang melimpah ruah..Semuanya percuma.. Tak payah nak bagi derma kepada tabung BN.

Sebagai perbandingan rakaman gambar yang diambil diwaktu yang sama.

Ceramah Mega PR malam tadi berjaya mengutip lebih RM550,000 sedangkan Konsert mega BN dipercayai membelanjakan tidak kurang RM200,000.

Lihat dimana rakyat tuju...Ceramah PR atau Konsert hiburan dengan minuman dan makanan percuma BN?

Nampaknya adalah amat jelas rakyat Pulau Pinang lebih berminat ke ceramah politik anjuran PR.

Sentimen dan mood rakyat mau kekalkan Pulau Pinang dan rampas Putrajaya cukup kuat sekali. -omakkau

He Ain't Heavy..He's My Brother..My Ex...^_^ May Allah SWT Bless And Bestow Loads Of Good Luck And Success To Dato' Mohd Ariff Sabri Bin Haji Abdul Aziz Of DAP In Parliament Raub P080 Pahang PRU 13..Ameen..

Posted: 03 May 2013 07:03 PM PDT

In the event the "Greatest Democracy" on earth blocks internet portals in regards to GE-13...

Posted: 04 May 2013 12:36 AM PDT

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