Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sexy Angelina Gives Up Her Boobs

Sexy Angelina Gives Up Her Boobs


Sexy Angelina Gives Up Her Boobs

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:23 AM PDT

Most people shy away in the hour of disability - what more for a sex god like this terrific actress. But what is truly remarkable and exceptional about her is that she decided to COME OUT with her decision to help other women with her predicament no matter how hard it was for her. You have my deepest respect Jolie! You truly rock! aNt
Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

Restoration before reconciliation

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:09 AM PDT

Media Statement
For Immediate Release
14 May 2013

Restoration before reconciliation

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's call for reconciliation after Malaysia's 13th General Elections is not credible so long as Barisan Nasional continues to exploit race-based politics to divide the communities in this country.

Datuk Seri Najib set the racialized tone for his party's response to the election results by calling it a "Chinese tsunami', whereas the results show a Malaysian swing against BN across racial lines.

Following this, the Umno-owned newspaper Utusan Melayu published the article "Apa lagi Cina Mahu?" and has followed it with a series of equally inflammatory articles.

BN's parliamentary majority was obtained through an election whose integrity is strongly questioned by Malaysians. More Malaysians voted for Pakatan Rakyat than for BN. A hotly contested General Election has sharpened their sense of their dignity and rights as citizens.

The government's lack of legitimacy with the Malaysian public is the issue at hand, not any manufactured need for 'reconciliation.' Malaysians of all races and religions, especially young Malaysians, have discovered and embraced their unity as citizens against corruption and racism. They will not be reconciled with the theft of their democratic rights accompanied by yet more extreme jingoism.

Malaysians want change rather than 'reconciliation'. They voted for reform that entails a restoration of democracy to this country.

Therefore I would like to reiterate the call I made in 2010 to restore democracy in Malaysia.

In the coming parliamentary sessions, I will be moving Parliament, subject to legal advice, with several Private Members' bills and other initiatives calling for political, election and parliamentary reforms. These will together provide the much-needed impetus for the rehabilitation of our nation. The reforms that needs to take place include:

1. Separation of Powers
Restoring judicial powers to the courts under Article 121(1) Federal Constitution in order that the courts are no longer subservient to Parliament but stands on the same footing as Parliament and the Executive. Coupled with this must be reforms to the Judicial Appointments Commission Act so that there is public confidence in the appointments and promotions of our Judges.

2. Electoral Reform
Implementing a comprehensive 2-year review process by a Royal Commission of all dubious citizenship registrations currently on the National Registration Department (NRD)'s database and the electoral roll.

Lowering the voter age from 21 to 18 and implementing the automatic registration of voters while removing the powers of the Election Commission (EC) to independently register voters. NRD's database will then be the final electoral roll to be used at all elections.

Removing section 9A of the Elections Act 1958 to return judicial powers of the courts to review the electoral rolls. This measure is to ensure elections that are peaceful, credible, transparent, inclusive and acceptable to all Malaysians.

The Election Commission Chairman and his top echelon must not only have no political affiliation but should also report to an independent committee comprising of all political parties, no longer the Prime Minister as it is being practiced currently.

Redistributing or implementing a fairer and more equitable spread of seats to ensure that all Parliamentary seats will only have a maximum voter variance of 15% and that the rural-urban weightage be revised to 30% rural and 70% urban.

3. Good Governance
Implementing a wide-ranging Freedom of Information Act and the removal of the Official Secrets Act Amendment Bill 1986 where the Minister can invoke the powers in the Section 2A, which empowers him to add on, delete from or amend any of the provisions of the Schedule giving the Minister full power to label any document as a secret document by mere Gazette notification.

Amending the Petroleum Development Act to make Petronas' accounts fully available to parliamentary scrutiny and remove the Prime Minister's full discretion on the use of Petronas' finances and board appointments. The Prime Minister's current absolute power on Petronas will be transferred to a parliamentary public accounts committee.

4. Empowering the Fourth Estate and the Third Vote
Abolishing the Printing Presses and Publications Act and the appointment of a statutory self-regulatory mechanism through a media council to cover the print, broadcast and online media.

Abolishing the unreasonable restrictions on students' activities and their rights under the Universities and University Colleges Act and also allows student to participate and become political party members.

Abolishing the Sedition Act, and replacing it with a new Anti-Discrimination Act to stop discrimination and incitement based on racial grounds.

Reinstating local council elections, and to include communities being allowed to decide on the use of the budgets allocated to the said councils through binding town-hall meetings.

Further civil society's standing demands to revamp the EC, Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and the formation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission should be immediately implemented.

I shall begin consultation with all Malaysians including all political parties on this new agenda for a better Malaysia. I hope that the Government will be open towards supporting these reforms.

When these reforms are implemented, we shall be our our way to a restoration of our democracy. We will have a genuine 'reconciliation' with our nature as a multiracial democracy at peace with itself.

Nurul Izzah Anwar
Vice-President Parti KEADILAN Rakyat
MP-Elect Lembah Pantai

[VIDEO & GAMBAR] Ribuan Hadir Perhimpunan Blackout 505 Di Kuantan

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:36 AM PDT


Kuantan: Walaupun perubahan tempat dibuat pada saat-saat akhir, ribuan orang masih menghadiri perhimpunan Pakatan Rakyat bagi membantah keputusan pilihan raya umum ke-13, demikian lapor MSTAR.

Kumpulan orang ramai yang kebanyakannya berpakaian T-shirt hitam membanjiri ibu pejabat PKR yang lama di Jalan Beserah di sini selepas penganjur menukar lokasi perhimpunan asal di Mahkota Aman beberapa jam terdahulu.

Perhimpunan pertama Pakatan telah diadakan di Kelana Jaya Rabu lalu diikuti di Pulau Pinang pada Sabtu dan di Ipoh pada Ahad.







Cooling Pad..

Posted: 14 May 2013 07:48 AM PDT

Harris has been borrowing my laptop..mine is an old laptop..a few keys missing..but thank God there's the onscreen keyboard.

He'd borrow mine whenever I'm not lulling myself in the cyberworld.

I've just finished shaking the cooling pad..it always get stuck.
Hn came running just now..Ftn was paled faced.
They thought that somebody was trying to break open the front door.

Since the night the muggers grabbed her handbag, Ftn has had this phobia.
Motocycle sounds gives her the suspicious creeps..she would peek from behind the curtains.
Though I am thankful that she does not go out after maghrib anymore, I hope she will cure herself from that fear of whatever she's having now..

J's engagement will be in a couple of weeks..
May Allah SWT bestow upon J and her fiancee a very cheerful and beautiful affair..Ameen..

Between mother and daughter, she had seeked from me many answers..
I hope my wisdom hat did not fail me..

I told her that one cannot be 100% sure for only Allah SWT knows.
But, love for one another can survive till death do us part.
One just have to try and keep the sacred bond strong.

Mine did not work out..many others wear my shoes too.
But then again, so many lucky ones landed with the happily ever afters.
Just doa and accept each other's weaknesses.
And a whole load of assurances from a pro like me gushed out..ahh..you know me..smarter than a marriage counselor so to speak.

Not bad..I guess I have now grown more focused, realistic, and not that riot minded..( the Chinese aunty infront of my house is 82..I'm 55..how come she is fitter than me? Arrghh! She painted her wall gate alone and without any backaches! )
Still..Thank you God..Alhamdulillah..syukur syukur..

B said she off the Phillippines for an International Debate Tournament under her uni.
She asked me whether J would not mind her missing the engagement ceremony.
I think J would understand.

B was once Pahang's English state debator..one of the best the state has ever had..it's true!
I'm so proud of her..her English speaking skills can beat a Minah Salleh anytime!
Under her uni, she has gone for countless of debate competitions including to Singapore.

I hardly see her now..she being in KL most of the time.
Of course there are times when I think of how very close we were.
I guess now she's so distracted with her studies, exams, weekly laundry and her various debating tournaments.

Hn said she wants a new baju kurung to wear for J's engagement.
I enquired about her baju kurung last Raya Puasa.
She said she wore it once for Raya Puasa and once for Raya Haji.
So I told her she can wear it again for J's engagement since it's still new.
Matter agreed and easily solved.
I suggested that she shop for more important new private items that is long overdue and much more needed.

As for me, tomorrow I'll check my wardrobe..the old baju kurungs are still aplenty and in good condition even though I've used some daily and handed B quite a few for her usage in campus.

And so I am going to be blessed with a son-in-law in November, InsyaAllah.

I pray J and F will hold on tightly to each other through all the imperfections in life and tolerate each other's lackings..to sail the dark stormy seas with true love as their shining beacon to safely reach their paradise shores.

May Allah SWT grant them continuous good health, happiness and loads of endless love for each other,..not forgetting, to be devout Muslims as much as possible too.
Ameen.

Disability Equality Training For Malaysian Advocates for Cerebral Palsy

Posted: 14 May 2013 07:03 AM PDT

DET Forum Malaysia facilitated a one-day workshop for members of the Malaysian Advocates for Cerebral Palsy (MyCP) on 27 April. It was held at the Kuala Lumpur Campus of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) which is situated at Bangunan Yayasan Selangor Kampung Baru.

This workshop was the collaborative effort between DET Forum Malaysia, MyCP, UKM and the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia. Elizabeth Ang co-facilitated with me for the eighteen participants comprising parents, doctors and physiotherapists.

From the action plan that the four groups presented, it was obvious that there is a dire need for accessible and inclusive education for disabled students. These include increasing the number of teaching assistants for disabled students and making the school environment accessible. I hope the participants will carry through their actions plans to make schooling easier for disabled students.


Participants identifying problems faced by a wheelchair user at Disability Equality Training workshop.


A participants sharing his thoughts on disability issues at the DET workshop.


Participants at the DET workshop working on their action plan.


Group 2 participants with their action plan at DET workshop.


Group 1 participants with their action plan.


Group 3 participants with their action plan.


Group 4 participants with their action plan.


Group photo after the DET workshop with MyCP members.

[LIVE] Himpunan "Blackout 505" Di Kuantan Malam Ini

Posted: 14 May 2013 08:32 AM PDT


Suasana Terkini Di Kuantan

Perhimpunan 'Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat' di Kuantan malam ini terpaksa bertukar lokasi ke Dataran Rakyat berdepan dengan Markas PKR di Jalan Beserah, atas "nasihat polis".

Menurut setiausaha PKR Pahang Kamaruzaman Mohd Yunus, lokasi asal yang dicadangkan bagi perhimpunan 'Black 505' itu adalah di Padang Mahkota Aman di Kuantan.

Bagaimanapun, mereka terpaksa memindahkan lokasi perhimpunan tersebut, hasil rundingan dengan wakil polis daerah Kuantan semalam, katanya.


Katanya, pegawai polis dalam pertemuan tersebut antara lainnya memberi alasan bahawa perhimpunan berkenaan tidak mengikut peruntukan seksyen 9 (1) Akta Perhimpunan Aman 2012.

Polis juga menyatakan bahwa lokasi asal merupakan padang awam yang tidak mendapat kelulusan daripada pegawai daerah Kuantan, kata Kamaruzaman lagi.



Atau anda boleh cuba di bawah ini dari "angle" berlainan:


"Pause" salah satu jika kedua-dua berfungsi

Lee Hyori, Miss Korea, 1st Look

Posted: 14 May 2013 06:39 AM PDT

Korean pop star Lee Hyori has released an MV for Miss Korea, a self-composed song from the Monochrome album, her first in three years, which will be released on May 21. It tells people to not yield to others' views, that everyone is a Miss Korea…

There's more, read the full post »

Lee Hyori, Miss Korea, 1st Look from YeinJee's Asian Journal

PR Sahut Cabaran Ahmad Maslan, Jangan Buat Mata Terbeliak Lagi!

Posted: 14 May 2013 06:39 AM PDT


MPakatan Rakyat (PR) sedia bersemuka dengan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof bagi mendengar penjelasan berhubung permasalahan yang timbul dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13).

Setiausaha Agung PKR, Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail berkata, perkara itu telah diputuskan dalam mesyuarat majlis setiausaha PR yang diadakan semalam.

"Kita sahut cabaran Ketua Penerangan Umno, Datuk Ahmad Maslan untuk menjemput pengerusi SPR dalam program kami.

"Kami harap Tan Sri Aziz juga bersedia hadir dalam majlis yang dianjurkan PR," katanya pada sidang media di ibu pejabat PKR, di sini, hari ini.

Beliau berkata, jika pengerusi SPR itu menolak jemputan perikatan itu, Ahmad bertanggungjawab terhadap perkara tersebut.

"Kalau Tan Sri tolak, Ahmad Maslan bantu dapatkan Tan Sri Aziz,"
katanya.

Hadir pada sidang media sama ialah Setiausaha Agung Pas, Datuk Mustafa Ali, dan Setiausaha Pengelola DAP, Anthony Loke.

Semalam Ahmad mencabar pembangkang menjemput SPR bagi menjelaskan keadaan sebenar yang berlaku pada 5 Mei lalu.

Menurut Saifuddin, PR juga bersetuju menjayakan himpunan 'Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat' di negeri-negeri berikutnya.

Katanya, ia adalah saluran terbaik rakyat Malaysia untuk menyampaikan rasa tidak puas hati mereka melalui lunas undang-undang ditetapkan.

Ketika ditanya kenapa PR begitu angresif menolak keputusan PRU13 sedangkan di negeri-negeri yang dimenangi, PR dengan cepat mengangkat sumpah membentuk kerajaan mendakwa, mereka punya bukti kukuh penyelewengan yang dilakukan oleh Barisan Nasional (BN).

"Secara khusus kita telahpun mengenalpasti tidak kurang daripada 29 kawasan parlimen yang kita telah mengumpul bukti yang kita mempunyai sebab kukuh wujudnya penyelewengan dalam PRU13.

"Terbaru, ada laporan daripada petugas SPR di kawasan Parlimen Terenganu, calon BN kurung mereka di dalam bilik dan minta mereka memangkah kertas undi beserta nombor siri, laporan polis telah dibuat dan pengadu telah menghantar salinan laporan itu kepada skretariat PR, ini hanya secebis daripada beberapa bukti yang sedang kami kumpulkan," katanya.

Menurut beliau, kejadian yang berlaku di Besut Terenganu itu hanya salah satu contoh kejadian yang diterima, dan pihaknya sedang mengumpul bukti di kawasan lain.

"Isunya wujud beberapa bukti kuat, yang pada pandangan kami mempunyai asas yang kukuh untuk diangkat dalam tajuk penipuan PRU13 ini," katanya.

Religious violence continues to grow in Myanmar

Posted: 14 May 2013 06:02 AM PDT


Childhood Self-Control - Health, Wealth and Public Safety

Posted: 14 May 2013 05:59 AM PDT

This excellent research report should be read by parents, educators, researchers and even teenagers!

Abstract  - A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety 

Policy-makers are considering large-scale programs aimed at self-control to improve citizens' health and wealth and reduce crime. Experimental and economic studies suggest such programs could reap benefits. Yet, is self-control important for the health, wealth, and public safety of the population? Following a cohort of 1,000 children from birth to the age of 32 y, we show that childhood self-control predicts physical health, substance dependence, personal finances, and criminal offending outcomes, following a gradient of self-control. Effects of children's self-control could be disentangled from their intelligence and social class as well as from mistakes they made as adolescents. In another cohort of 500 sibling-pairs, the sibling with lower self-control had poorer outcomes, despite shared family background. Interventions addressing self-control might reduce a panoply of societal costs, save taxpayers money, and promote prosperity.

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Religious conflict shakes Burma

Posted: 14 May 2013 05:53 AM PDT

Swedish Dagbladet Foreign Religious conflict shakes Burma
Westernmost Burma is in flames, and a state of emergency with martial law imposed. Curfew after dark, and security forces have been sent to the area. Refugees are coming over the border river to Bangladesh – only to be sent back into the inferno.
Perspective Bertil Lintner
Unrest in Rakhine State then began a Buddhist woman raped a few weeks ago – and a few Muslim men were accused of abuse.

On June 3, said an angry Buddhist crowd to attack a group of Muslims. Ten men chopped to death – and then broke everything loose. Muslims set fire to Buddhist temples and houses in areas where Buddhists live. Buddhists destroyed mosques and Muslim homes.

But the question marks were many in Burma strictly state-controlled newspapers were the first to report on the events. Facebook and other social media sites have been flooded with hateful, anti-Muslim propaganda – and particularly against ethnic group in the now concerned.

According to the leader of the local Buddhists, the Muslims there "illegal immigrants" from the overpopulated Bangladesh grabbed fertile arable land in the sparsely populated state of Rakhine.

The Muslims, who call themselves Rohingyas, claiming that they lived in the area centuries before Bangladesh was established in 1971.

The entire area from Chittagong in Bangladesh down to Sittwe in Rakhine is a typical border area where there has always been both Buddhist and Muslim communities. But a fixed limit, now the river NAAF, did not exist until the British colonial administration drew a in the 1800s to distinguish Burmese colonies from Bengal.

Tensions between the religious groups have long existed – but many are asking why they flared up right now. Many Burmese SvD talked to suspect that it is the central government deliberately created a crisis at a time when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's popularity is at its peak and she is preparing a trip to Europe.

What Suu Kyi than say can be used against her. The other day, she urged for calm and restraint – and was immediately denounced for being pro-Muslim. But if she says nothing, she can be accused of ignoring human rights.

Anti-Muslim sentiments in many camps in Burma – also in the democracy movement. Several representatives of this have joined the chorus who believe that the "illegal Bengali engines" are "terrorists" who should be "sent home". If there is any question that may undermine Suu Kyi's popularity, it is precisely this.

Meanwhile, the privately-owned weekly newspapers and monthly magazines warned that censorship still applies. Both sides in the conflict are now waiting for what Suu Kyi to say during Europe visit.
The Burmese Rakhine State is located in the west bordering the Bay of Bengal, and a 20 mil long border with Bangladesh.
The state is named after the predominantly Buddhist Rakhine ethnic group (or arakaneser).
The state is also the Muslim Rohingya ethnic group, who face discrimination and persecution of the Burmese regime.
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon's Special Adviser on Myanmar issue, Vijay Nambiar, arrived yesterday to Rakhine. Meanwhile rejected neighboring Bangladesh three more boatloads of refugees from the Muslim minority group.
300,000 of them are already living in Bangladesh for decades, and the country now refuses to receive more.

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SOKONG!!

Posted: 14 May 2013 02:09 AM PDT

Seldom do I agree fully with his blog postings but for once, I agree 100% with http://mahaguru58.blogspot.com/

Please Mr PM Malaysia, listen to us rakyat!
Also, no more cousins, relatives, yes men, kaki bodeks, to hold important cabinet posts and portfolios okay.
Surely you have better brains available from which you can choose??
Thank you Sir.

The people no one wants to acknowledge or accept

Posted: 14 May 2013 05:32 AM PDT

NOTE:Google translation from the Swedish News Paper

Swedish Dagbladet Foreign
The people no one wants to acknowledge
Rohingyas fate is one of Asia's lesser known refugee tragedies. They are not recognized as a minority people of neither the regime or the opposition in Burma. Instead, they are forced to leave the country for an uncertain existence in other countries such as Malaysia.
Svenska Dagbladet in Malaysia. March 11, 2012 at 22:40, Updated: March 12, 2012 at 06:47

KUALA LUMPUR The couple: Mohammed Alam and Fatima Zainab lives with her ten children in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Their home is a shed behind a messy garage where the smell of motor oil mixed with the stench from an open sewer.

They have not had a job for a long time and the kids can not go to school. Even the smallest runs around most of the area around the simple dwelling. One of the boys may occasionally collaring as helper in the garage. Another son, 16 years old, has already been in reform school. He sniffed glue, became embroiled in a youth gang and committed various petty theft.

- I am old and can handle me enough. But I do not know what the future of the children will receive. It's hopeless. Maybe they can come to Australia or any other country? says Mohammed, who is 57 years old.
Fatimah is 41, but looks like at least 50.

This family is not the only ones who live in poverty in Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia's so-called "tiger economies". In only this slum is home to about 5,000 Muslim refugees from Burma, in the whole of Malaysia between 25,000 and 30,000. They are some of the most unwanted refugees, wherever they are.

In Burma, where Mohammed, Fatimah and the oldest children were born, they are denied citizenship because the country's government claims that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. They have been driven from their homes in their hundreds of thousands, most across the border into Bangladesh. But where it is said that they are Burmese – and want to drive them back again.

If they managed to get here in Malaysia or countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE remain stateless without any rights. Those lucky are accepted as refugees in other countries – and the top of the list are just Australia.

The people who are calling themselves Rohingya and Muslims from the northwestern corner of Burma Arakanstat. They speak a Bengali dialect similar to Chittagong across the border in Bangladesh. But they also have their own culture, they also speak Burmese and has lived in the area for generations.

It is not enough to be accepted. In the recent past has been an intense campaign on the internet against rohingyafolket. Behind the most angry påhoppen are activists who would otherwise participate in Burma's democracy movement. They argue that Burma is threatened by an invasion from the overpopulated Bangladesh, if one were to accept them as an indigenous minority. There is one for rohingyafolket ominous consistency between the Burmese regime and the opposition.

But the migration has actually gone in the opposite direction. It started back in Burma's independence from Britain in 1948, when it became difficult for the Muslims of Arakan to compete in the new state.

1978, the authorities took a "census" in rohingyaområdet, with the result that 200,000 people were driven across the border to Bangladesh. After intense pressure from the United Nations could be some, but not all, return. 1992 followed a new campaign and 250,000 were forced to flee. Some have returned, but only to discover that their arable land has been taken over by someone else and they do not get back their citizenship.

Both campaigns came when Burma was in economic and political crisis. Rohingyafolket with different religion and appearance became convenient scapegoats.

Mohammed went to Rangoon years after the first campaign against rohingyafolket, met Fatimah – but fled again because they are still considered as "foreigners."

In 1995 the couple through Thailand to Malaysia, a Muslim country where they thought they would be welcomed. But here, they live in a shed where the only luxury is a television and a fan to keep the flies away. The family have identity cards from the UN refugee commission, but it gives them no rights in Malaysia. Here the children are growing up in an almost criminal environment where there is neither school or permanent jobs.

Rohingyafolkets fate is one of Asia's hidden refugee crises. It often goes unrecognized – but people continue to leave Burma. Every day there are more, says Mohammed. Many in barely seaworthy boats across the sea. They see no future in Burma, even if the country becomes democratic. For they well know, even the democracy movement in Burma ultra nationalist with little or no tolerance for people who get even want to admit that they exist as a national group.
Bertil Lintner

08-13 50 00 bertil.lintner @ svd.se

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It is equally difficult to estimate the number of Rohingya in Burma, where they are considered as a national minority, and abroad since they left the country in a steady stream since the Second World War. Many people with Rohingya origin is second or third generation migrants.
A plausible estimate is that it lives 200000-300000 in Arakan arise in Burma. At least as many have moved, or been driven out, to Bangladesh.
In Karachi, Pakistan is a neighborhood called "the Burmese village", where the descendants of the Rohingya who were driven out in 1940 – and 50s live.
A couple hundred thousand Rohingya are also in Saudi Arabia, where they live in great misery. More than 20,000 are in the United Arab Emirates, about 25,000 in Malaysia and the rest are scattered all over the world: Australia, Thailand, Japan, North America and Europe.

 


Report: Al Qaeda killing Hezbollah in Syria

Posted: 14 May 2013 05:19 AM PDT

Good times!
(Al Arabiya) Twelve members of Hezbollah have been killed in an ambush near Damascus, Al Arabiya television reported Tuesday, quoting sources close to the Lebanese armed movement. 
More than 20 other Hezbollah members, part of alleged military brigade deployed in Syria to defend President Bashar al-Assad, were also wounded in the attack, the sources said. 
The wounded were transfered from Damascus to a hospital in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, the sources said, adding that Hezbollah is tightlipped about the issue. Hat tip: Eye On The World More...

The Buddhist violence hits hard in Burma

Posted: 14 May 2013 04:56 AM PDT

NOTE:Google translation from the Sweedish News Paper

The Buddhist violence hits hard in Burma

Muslim homes, businesses and mosques has the past week been subjected to violent attacks in central Burma. Now, a certain calm has settled. But many fear it may be the calm before the storm.
Bertil Lintner March 27, 2013 at 22:59,  March 28th, 2013

BANGKOK attacks on Muslims and mosques in Burma is not spontaneous. Militant Buddhist groups appear to coordinate the attacks. And behind these groups, it is likely that you will find the powerful Burmese military, or at least hard-line elements within the officer corps, who plays the ultra-nationalist sentiments to strengthen their position in society.

Although the current government – which largely consists of former military – came to power after a rigged election in November 2010, the release of political prisoners, eased censorship and allowed more open political activity than those seen in decades. Sources in Burma SvD been in contact with said that some soldiers may think it has gone too far.

TENSIONS 40 dead after the riots in Burma

It all started on March 20 with an altercation between a customer and the Muslim owner of a jeweler in the town of Meiktila in Central Burma. The trouble seems to have been genuine, but used quickly by seemingly well-organized groups of young men with sticks, knives and Molotov cocktails and then set fire to the houses and shops owned by Muslims.

A local Muslim organization, which never distinguished themselves to be political, writes in an email to SvD that men wore bands around their wrists, which identified the group they belong to – and that local security forces to begin with did not do anything to stop them. "Several of the men was seen moving along with the police with shields and then began the attacks," said the source in Meiktila. They chanted anti-Muslim slogans as they set fire to buildings and looted shops.

From Meiktila violence spread quickly to other smaller locations in central Burma and many have voiced concerns that the momentum may hit major cities such as Yangon and Mandalay, where there are whole neighborhoods that are dominated by Muslims.

Myanmar is overwhelmingly Buddhist country while Muslims constitute 3-6 million out of a population of 60 million. Most are of Indian origin and live in the cities where many merchants.

But there is also a Muslim rural population on the border with Bangladesh, called Rohingyas. They were subjected already last year for violent attacks and thousands fled across the grasses to Bangladesh, or with boats to Thailand and Malaysia.

Rohingya are more vulnerable because they speak a Bengali dialect and therefore not recognized as a national minority, but is said to be "illegal immigrants" from Bangladesh, even though they lived in the area for several hundred years. Muslims in the cities speak Burmese and Burmese citizens.

A state of emergency has now been introduced in Meiktila and Vijay Nambiar, UN special envoy to Burma, visited transit camps where the victims of the attacks, now resides. Buddhist and Muslim leaders have also jointly called for calm and restraint. But no authorities have so far arrested some of those responsible for the killings and destruction. The death toll is said to be at least 100 and 8000 have been displaced only in Meiktila.

According to several sources, the Burmese offenders from a group calling itself the "969″ and is led by some militant Buddhist monks. The name comes from the 24 attributes found in the Buddhist scriptures, ie 9 for buddha, 6 for Dhamma or doctrine and 9 for the sangha, the Buddhist monastic order.

Banners and stickers – and men with wrist and arm bands – with 969 symbols have been seen at several locations where the attacks occurred. "969″ is also available on Facebook and other social media with images, video and hate speech against Muslims.

The military and the role of the anti-Muslim campaign is debatable, but several sources point out that it is in their interest to educate ultranationalist and Burmese Buddhist sentiments at a time when several national minorities begin to raise demands for the reinstatement of the federal, democratic system that existed before the military first seized power in Burma in 1962.

And it's not just Muslims who attacked. After almost two years there intense fighting between government forces and rebels from Kachin, the people in the north, who are Christians, and want autonomy. Several thousand have fallen on both sides in the conflict, and entire communities destroyed.

"It is back to the basic question," writes the Muslim community leader in the email to SvD. "How can we protect ourselves from the constant threat from the military." All the praise that the regime received from the West because of reforms in recent years have dimmed, he says – and the world become more realistic in their assessments of developments in the country.


Myanmar, Muslims and Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted: 14 May 2013 04:21 AM PDT

New course A view through the ruins of a mosque razed in the riots. Photo: Reuters -

Myanmar, Muslims and Aung San Suu Kyi

Is the massacre of Rohingya Muslims an indication of things to come in Myanmar? 
Bertil Lintner4-05-2013, Issue 18 Volume 10

Myanmar's political reform programme was just a year gone when old animosities came to the surface. In May and October last year, Buddhist mobs went on a rampage in Myanmar's western Rakhine State, burning Muslim homes and displacing more than 125,000 people. As if that was not enough, anti-Muslim riots broke out in the central town of Meiktila in March this year.

Satellite pictures released by international human rights organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW), show entire sections of the town reduced to rubble with smoke billowing over what were once relatively prosperous neighbourhoods. The exact death toll is unknown, but estimates vary between 30 or 40 to more than a hundred.

In both instances, security forces stood by while homes were torched, people hacked to death and property looted. A report released by the HRW on 22 April alleged that the October attacks against the Muslims in Rakhine State "were co-ordinated by Myanmar government officials, an ethnic Rakhine nationalist party and Buddhist monks. The deadliest attack took place on 23 October, in which witnesses say at least 70 Rohingya — including 28 children — were massacred in Mrauk-U township".

The Myanmar government has dismissed the HRW report as baseless. Ye Htut, a presidential spokesman and Myanmar's Deputy Minister of Information, dismissed the report for only taking news from "one side" in a statement on his Facebook page. "Its words are unacceptable. The government of Myanmar is not going to give any special consideration to a one-sided report," he wrote, adding that the government would only pay heed to its own investigative commission set up in June last year, immediately after the violence in Rakhine State.

But the HRW report is corroborated by numerous eyewitnesses, including local and international journalists, who have reported from Rakhine State as well as Meiktila. Many unanswered questions arise from the ashes of Rakhine and Meiktila: Are Myanmar's generals behind it to show the public that after nearly two years of political reform, they are still needed to maintain law and order? Or is it just an outcome of less authoritarianism, which has made it possible for old animosities to resurface after decades of repression?

This is not unlike what happened after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the communist bloc in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which led to the growth of everything from neo-Nazism and religious cults to the spread of prostitution and pornography. And why is the country's moral conscience, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, not saying or doing anything? And where are all those seemingly militant Buddhist monks coming from? Are they not supposed to be above politics?

Most neutral observers would argue that it is highly unlikely that the military — or local authorities — initiated the riots. As a military analyst in the region put it: "Why would the military be afraid of losing power when the country's quasi-civilian government is made up almost exclusively of former army officers?" Despite recent reforms, the army remains the country's most powerful institution and Myanmar's new constitution, adopted after a rigged referendum in 2008, gives the military not only a "leading role" in "national politics", but also the right to seize power in an emergency.

On the other hand, it is very likely that the military — and its government — are taking advantage of the riots and the subsequent surge in Buddhism nationalism to find a new role for themselves in a changing political environment.

The elections, which were held in November 2010 and brought to power the military's own political party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), were as fraudulent as the 2008 referendum. But new elections will be held in 2015 — and this time, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) will contest them.

The NLD won a landslide victory in the byelections in April 2012, capturing 41 of 42 contested seats in national and local assemblies. Although this constitutes a mere 7 percent of all seats in the assemblies, it could be a harbinger of things to come. That is bad news for the army. The country's reform programme has won international praise and it would be difficult to repeat a largely farcical event as the 2010 election.

Ten years ago, the political equation in Myanmar was fairly simple. The military held absolute power, ruled by decree through a junta, imprisoned dissidents and kept the country in an iron grip. The vast majority of the population resented military rule, which showed in the 1990 election — when the NLD took part and won by a landslide, but was prevented from forming a government — and frequent anti-government manifestations such as a massive movement in 2007 led by Buddhist monks.

The picture, however, is more complex now. The government is at least supposed to be civilian, numerous freedoms have been introduced, dissent is tolerated, the press is vibrant and a new civil society is slowly emerging. President Thein Sein may be a former general but his policies — and the fact that he has given Myanmar a new standing on the international scene — mean that he has gained popularity in a way no other army man has done before him.

A new national identity is also emerging, based on nationalism, Buddhism and a new pride in a country that for decades has been an international pariah. One look at Facebook and other social media sites and its evident how many Myanmars now display pictures of the three most celebrated warrior kings in their country's history: Anawratha, founder of the Bagan empire in 1044; the 16th century conqueror Bayinnaung whose influence spread all over the region; and Alaungpaya, who founded the Third and last Myanmar Empire in 1752.

Huge statues of these three warrior kings stand on the central parade ground in the new capital Naypyidaw built about 10 years ago to epitomise the "new" Myanmar, which sometimes half-jokingly is referred to as "the Fourth Myanmar Empire".

Hand-in-hand with this development goes the promotion of Buddhism — and Myanmar has a long tradition of politicised Buddhism, not unlike that in Sri Lanka. Buddhist monks were at the forefront of the struggle against British colonialism in the early 20th century and, for many, "being Myanmar means to be Buddhist". There is little or no room for people who are fundamentally different — such as the Muslims. Many hill peoples are Christian, but they live in the frontier areas and do not run businesses in towns, as many urban Muslims do.

The rural Rohingyas in Rakhine State are even more vulnerable as they speak the Chittagonian dialect of Bengali, and, therefore, are not considered native to Myanmar. Most Myanmars would even deny that there is such a people as the Rohingya; they may have lived for centuries in what today is Rakhine State, but, in the minds of many, they are still "illegal immigrants from Bangladesh".

Even pro-democracy activists such as Ko Ko Gyi, a former student leader released from prison in March 2012, has publicly said that there are no Rohingyas and that their "DNA" is different from "ours". In 2009, a senior envoy at the Myanmar consulate in Hong Kong issued a statement branding the Rohingyas "ugly as ogres".

In times of national crises, the Rohingyas have been convenient scapegoats. In 1978, when the country was facing internal turmoil, nearly 200,000 Rohingyas were forced across the border to Bangladesh. In 1991-92, over 250,000 fled to Bangladesh, and they reported widespread forced labour, rape and summary executions. Now it is happening again, at a time of some political uncertainty. And this time, it is not only the country's security forces that are committing the atrocities — but mobs of dagger-wielding ordinary citizens as well.

Suu Kyi's silence has angered many, but her dilemma is that whatever she says would and could be used against her. She does not want to antagonise the military, in any way, as the army's support would be vital in her attempt to reform Myanmar's rigid governmental structure. But being silent has tarnished her image as a champion of human rights. Many may forgive her for saying nothing about the Rohingyas, but her silence on the attacks against Myanmar- speaking Muslims in the country's heartland is an entirely different story. In the end, the once popular Suu Kyi may even find herself marginalised in the country as well as internationally.

A new Myanmar is emerging. It is not the vibrant and liberal democracy that many in the West hoped for when Thein Sein embarked on his reform programme in 2011. Rather, Myanmar seems to be headed for a new form of extreme nationalism based on Buddhism and warrior-king worship, and perhaps also authoritarianism, where the military and its USDP may be the driving forces, but with an increasing number of the population behind them.

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(Published in Tehelka Magazine, Volume 10 Issue 18, Dated


Our new IGP

Posted: 14 May 2013 04:17 AM PDT

It was decided that Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is replacing Tan Sri Ismail Omar as the new inspector-general of police from May 17.

After much speculations about it, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak finally doused it off by making the announcement to Bernama today.

Some individuals have been spreading false information on Facebook and blogs that Ismail was pressured to resign by a political party. However, Bukit Aman was fast to refute it.

Ismail who turns 60 on May 17 is the country's ninth Inspector-General of Police. He assumed the post following Tan Sri Musa Hassan's retirement on Sept 12, 2010.

Ismail started as a trainee police inspector at the Kuala Kubu Baru Police Academy in 1971 and is known by his personnel to be a strict and a highly disciplined police officer.

Khalid, 56, was promoted to the Deputy Inspector General of Police post on April 14, 2011 following the retirement of his predecessor, Tan Sri Hussin Ismail.

The father of three was the Internal Security and Public Order director at that time. He joined the police force in 1976 as an inspector and worked his way up the ranks.

Congratulations, Khalid... and thank you Ismail!


Umno ultras run loose, reconciliation Najib-style

Posted: 14 May 2013 03:55 AM PDT

Ex-judge warns Chinese of backlash for 'betrayal'
 
2 Tim 1:7: PM Najib Razak, whose government has been rejected by 53 percent of the people, seems to be using a cheap 'kampung' trick to bring about what he claims is national reconciliation. He lets the ultras in Umno and their supporters say the most provocative and racist things about ethnic Chinese and Indian citizens, and when they have said all that they want, he would come out with a vapid statement to the effect that he is aspires to be the leader of all Malaysians. Why are the Umno warlords running amuck? They fear that their days of nepotism, freeloading and rent-collecting are numbered. And since they have never been accustomed to hard work, they find this most disturbing.

Annonxxx: Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah said, "For the Malays, the pantang larang (taboo) is to be betrayed, because when they are betrayed, they will react and when they react, their dendam kesumat tidak tersudah-sudah (wrath will be endless)." Mohd Noor, are you God? Only the Almighty God can pronounce something or some events to be inevitable and endless.

Hmmmmmmmm: I dread to think of the judgments that Mohd Noor had made when non-Malays appeared before him in court. Even if the Chinese have economic power, etc (which is not true by the way), it is no business of his or anybody else who they vote for. Why should they be labelled as ungrateful just because they did not choose BN? Why don't we go further and cancel all future elections since everybody is supposed to vote BN anyway, otherwise they will suffer a backlash?


Anonymous #06188481: I don't understand Mohd Noor. Both my wife and I are Chinese and we are Christians. My wife voted for Khalid Samad in Shah Alam, while I voted for Siti Mariah Mahmud in Kota Raja. Both candidates are Malays and Muslims. Both are from PAS. Please tell me how I can be considered a racist and whom have I betrayed? Can someone out there enlighten me? We voted for MCA and Umno for many GEs ago until it doesn't make sense to us anymore. You see, political parties come and go. My final loyalty is not to any political parties, it's the Federal Constitution.

Cala: Mohd Noor is using race and racism to camouflage a failed state as a result of corruption, rent-seeking and abuse of power by the ruling regime. It immoral acts did not go unnoticed by the masses. No matter how much he tries to paint otherwise, facts remain facts. This ex-appeal court judge is a suitable candidate to replace Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali. The former is equally illogical, irrational and racist in orientation. I am wondering aloud how Najib is going to proceed with his national reconciliation process given this kind of input.

Dpillai: I am utterly shocked that in this time and age a man of Mohd Noor's standing can make such remarks. If he is found to have actually made such remarks, he must be held accountable as he himself was reported to have said: "The law must be implemented tooth and nail and anybody who talks about racial disharmony, creating friction among one another - last time there was ISA - now charge them because the sedition law says anybody who create ill-will among the communities, you can be charged, you can be convicted." The PM should make his stand on the former judge's statement known, especially since this man is reported to have also sat on Umno's disciplinary board.

Chee Hoe Siew: Here we go again, another person under Umno's payroll trying to instigate 513 (May 13) to threaten Malaysians. He should be investigated for sedition and if found guilty, locked up for good. Malaysia is better off without this kind of people.

Aries46: I felt that Mohd Noor is not worthy of my comment. He is a sorry excuse for a judge and a disgrace to the Malays, who are generally respected as non-racist, rational, honest and God-fearing Muslims. There were many of these maggots during the corrupt racist's regime who not only sold their souls but compromised the entire judiciary for personal benefits. Many have fallen by the way and some are now crawling out of the woodwork as their life of ill-gotten wealth and luxury is threatened. I consider it a sin to honour such parasites with a rational rebuttal.

Speechless: Mohd Noor has shamed the entire legal profession and the judiciary. What betrayal is he talking about? Who have the Chinese betrayed? Let me remind this brainless ex-judge that Malaysia does not belong to one race. It belongs to all Malaysians. The only betrayal is to disrespect democracy and the rights of its citizens. Mohd Noor has betrayed all the citizens of this country by spewing highly seditious comments and for threatening the Chinese. Hear this, Mohd Noor, threats do not work. Your comments will only deepen the resentment towards bigots like you. Shame of you!

Changeagent: Another day, another bash-the-Chinese-bogeyman session. How did the Chinese community betray anyone by refusing to vote for a corrupt and incompetent BN regime? And where are the supporting facts or evidence that the Chinese are plotting to seize political power? Isn't it proof that the community doesn't want political power when they overwhelmingly rejected MCA and Gerakan, and strongly voiced out against any intentions for DAP to join the BN ruling coalition? Mohd Noor's statement is both misleading and seditious - the Chinese have not rejected any hand of friendship by the Malays, but rather BN's race-based polarisation, mismanagement of the country and corrupt ways.

IQ900: Can anyone tell me: Must the Chinese vote only for BN, otherwise they will face a backlash?

TehTarik: The number of reader comments is a record for Malaysiakini. So far 811 comments and over 99 percent are critical of this ex-judge. They tell us how much the people hate such ultra-racist statements from this Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) adviser cum ex-judge. He seems to have joined the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan.

The demonisation of Chinese in 1Malaysia

Posted: 14 May 2013 05:20 AM PDT

From Malaysiakini

Ex-judge warns Chinese of backlash for 'betrayal'

 
Slumdog: PM Najib Razak, where are you? It is hard to believe that Mohd Noor Abdullah is a former Court of Appeal judge. This is the type of comments we come to expect from a typical mindset of an Umno Malay. If this is not seditious, then I don't know what is. What a shameful and disgusting speech by someone who supposedly ought to know better than to fan racial discord. Even the title of the forum ('GE13 post-mortem: Muslim leadership and survival') is racist. Would the enlightened and more progressive Malays please speak up against such racist and seditious comments?


Chee Hoe Siew: Ever since 505 (May 5), Umno led by Najib has continued non-stop in their attempts to pin the blame on Chinese for their dismal victory. It seems that everything is not right for Najib and I am sure he is extremely worry that he will fall from grace just like his predecessor. It is not the Chinese who create racial instability but Umno's own unstable state that leads to such a situation. This is evidenced from historical fact that leaders divert attention from their internal power struggle by attacking minority races.

Pemerhati: It looks like Najib and Umno have become very desperate and worried that a lot of Malays, who were previously their vote bank, have abandoned them and started supporting the opposition. To win them back, they have decided to use the race card to the hilt. Immediately after the elections, Najib fired the first racist salvo when he attributed BN's loss at the polls to the 'Chinese tsunami'. Umno's gutter press then followed up with racist statements such as, 'what more do the Chinese want'. Now at this forum, which was most probably organised by Umno, some unprincipled lackeys like the former judge and the pro-chancellor have come up with even more racist statements to try and create a rift between the Malays and non-Malays who were strongly united during the recent elections, which resulted in BN getting fewer popular votes than Pakatan Rakyat. There are strong indications that BN now is an illegal and illegitimate government and so Umno is playing its ultimate race card to get back Malay support.

Old Timer: It is judges like these who lower the standard of our judiciary system and give it a bad name. I can only hope that he is not a typical product of our education system and he is was not a judge because his 'race'. Is he calling the Malays/Indians, etc, who voted for Pakatan traitors? Do we believe that Umno is doing this for the love of the Chinese/Indians/Malays/Orang Asli/Sabahans/Sarawakians, etc, making promises and handing out cash from our taxes? They are doing all this for power and control over the country's money. Please don't embarrass us with such shallow and thoughtless statements.

SteveOh: The real betrayal is in the former judge's ideas. It is a betrayal of his education, his roles in society, his obligation as a Muslim, his respect for the Chinese and ultimately his responsibility to the Constitution. It is such thinking that keeps Malaysia backward and morally decrepit. Unbecoming words from a former judge.


Krish: I just shudder at the thought of how this racist bigot would have delivered his judgments during his tenure as a judge in the Court of Appeal and the lower courts. How could he have delivered fair judgments if he has such narrow and selfish thinking? How can a person of his standing utter such seditious statements? He should be charged and stripped of his privileges. There is no justification whatsoever in his utterances.

David Dass: Surprising remarks from the 'good' judge. Why is there a need to interpret the way people vote in ethnic terms? The freedom and secrecy of the vote is fundamental to a democratic system. And it is for the BN to reflect deeply on why the vote went the way it did - and this despite all the advantages that the ruling party had. Calling for policies to appropriate property that belongs to others and for further gerrymandering in urban areas is unconstitutional and plain wrong. The opposition PKR and PAS are also a Malay-dominated parties. All accept that any government must be led by a Malay PM and all policies of any government must ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and opportunities to all communities. The experience of Malays in Penang and Selangor has been a good one. All parties must consider the long-term future of this country. Views like Mohd Noor's will drive people and investment away. And it will result in the death of our democratic system.


Rahman Krishnan: What about the Malays, Indians, East Malaysians and others who voted against Umno? What about the thousands of young and old Malays who attended the rallies in Petaling Jaya, Penang and Ipoh for fair and clean elections and against corruption and cronyism. Do you consider them traitors?

ChangeNow!: Let's not be provoked by this crazy racist ex-judge. Keep our cool and continue to work together for a united Malaysia where every Malaysian is equal. I am a native of Sarawak and an Orang Asal, but I do not consider myself more superior to others. I consider every of my fellow Malaysians my brothers and sisters, including Najib whose great grand parents were Bugis from Indonesia. Indeed, I have many good and upright Malay friends who don't think like this racist old man.

Malaysianheart: These kind of comments coming from a former judge does not say very much for you. I hope you realise that fanning racial hatred does not help anyone. If Malaysia is to be anything that I hope, pray and dream for it to be, everyone must do some deep soul-searching and be genuine about wanting to solve issues, not put oil on fire.

Hplooi: The right-wing counter attack has already started. This is just the overture. Make no mistake, the game plan is to corral all the right-wing vote-bank. We can only hope that no one crosses the red line. But if someone do, please record every moment leading up to this to make sure that we will not be blamed again just as in 1969.

Toonarmy: I treasure my Malay friends from PKR and PAS. I held, waved and wrapped the PAS flag around me. Don't like it, Mohd Noor? Then do something about it but try harder, because we're no longer afraid and we will vote against your party again at GE14.

Mohd Daud Jaafar: I'm Malay, I apologise to all my Chinese friends for this very sickening seditious outburst by this do-not-know-how-to-describe sickening ex-judge.Umno ultras run loose, reconciliation Najib-style Will the ex-judge be charged for sedition?

Will the ex-judge be charged with sedition?

Posted: 14 May 2013 03:41 AM PDT

From Malaysiakini

Ex-judge warns Chinese of backlash for 'betrayal'

Ferdtan: Police, arrest former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah. We think what he said at the 'GE13 post-mortem: Muslim leadership and survival' forum borders on sedition. Based on the standards used by the police to arrest the opposition leaders for sedition for something much less, Mohd Noor should be arrested and charged in court. Noor must be censured and condemned vigorously by all Malaysians. Let us lay our politics aside, BN or Pakatan Rakyat, this obnoxious ex-judge must be punished so that no one would dare to play racial politics again. We are extremely ashamed to have an ex-judge to come out with such statements. Your family and your children should be shocked to have a father who speaks like you did.

Fairplayer: Quote: In an immediate reaction, DAP chairperson Karpal Singh described Mohd Noor's remarks as seditious. "There is no doubt Mohd Noor has used language which is extremely provocative. What he has said amounts to sedition. I call upon the police to have the necessary report lodged against Mohd Noor with a view to his being charged for sedition." Karpal, the day your words are heeded by the police and the day this racist looney is charged with sedition is the day Malaysia is liberated from racism. I wait impatiently for that day to dawn in Malaysia.

Anonymous #49857050: It's amazing, the police say that 28 speakers at the Kelana Jaya assembly on May 8 were making seditious speeches. What about Mohd Noor's speech, was it not seditious? I can't imagine that he was an appellate court judge.

DrumBeat: Isn't it not long ago the Malay Chamber of Commerce lamented that even they do not benefit from the New Economic Policy (NEP) which favours the bumiputera. I wonder why it is so for over 40 years that the Malay bumiputera have not benefitted from NEP but we have a few well-known Malay billionaires, especially those closely connected to those who rule Malaysia. To provide and reserve two-thirds quota for bumiputera will certainly increase the wealth of these billionaires and not the general Malay bumiputera.

Tehachapi: My learned judge, you can't stop the march of time. The new generation fortunately does not think the same as you do. Please know the truth, outside of your small privileged and protected class, everyone else in Malaysia has to earn a living. No one gives us free food and lodging. Even Umno can't afford to give us more than a few hundred ringgit in return for votes. It would be a national disaster to have 67 percent of able bodied bumiputera waiting to be fed by 37 percent of non-bumiputera. Are we really intent on building a nation of invalids? Are you suggesting that we crawl back to the dark ages or to the pre-Merdeka days?

Krish: It beats me how such seditious statements can come from a former Court of Appeal judge. Shame on him for tarnishing the image of the judiciary. This is a dangerous precedent and it should be checked before it gets out of hand. If he can get away with it, merely because of his past position, then there's no telling that others will want to try their luck. Well, the ball is at the feet of the police to act. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), too, should review his position in its complaints committee. Finally, the Bar Council should also state its stand on this matter.

Hearty Malaysian: This ex-judge knows what he says is seditious and yet he speaks without fear because he knows the Umno-run government will not charge him with the act of threatening the people who do not support the current regime. Utusan Malaysia is another glaring example.

Tim'sTime: The support for BN will only come if they manage the country's wealth properly. Until and unless they change for the better and stop milking the rakyat on toll and taxes, our vote will continue to go anyone - Pakatan or any party - who don't increase our country's national debt. RM502 billion of deficit is already going into the extreme given the resources that Malaysia has. There is no reason to have a deficit budget. By right, we should be a developed country and have an economy stronger than Singapore, Brunei, South Korea and Taiwan. We are so lagging behind these countries. What is BN going to do about it? Continue to increase the deficit to an even higher amount?

Quigonbond: Mohd Noor, by continuing the line of attack that the May 5 poll results was a Chinese tsunami, and knowing full well that the Chinese only constitute 25 percent of the population, and not all of them voted for Pakatan, you have just admitted that the other 26 percent of the population who voted for Pakatan are not Malaysians. Are they foreigners then? You can't have it both ways. It's either a Chinese tsunami, or it is not. If it is a Chinese tsunami, then BN has to answer for treason for allowing that many foreigners to vote. But if they are not foreigners, then they are Malaysians, and this continued accusation of Chinese tsunami is a lie. But in the end, we know what's the Umno game plan. Pakatan is hot on your heels asking for accountability of electoral fraud, and the Election Commission can't even answer the simple question of the 'delible' ink. This is a diversion, but it's dangerous. To the hot tempered mat rempit, if Umno provokes you to take it out on the Chinese, I suggest you think carefully. Some deeds cannot be undone.

Mahashitla: The idiotic mind of this ex-judge tells us all about Umno's 56 years rule - if the Chinese voted for any Malay who is not from Umno, then they have betrayed the Malays and will face their backlash. Such threats are not going to work in the present Internet age and Umnoputras are just too rich and have too much to lose to want to create trouble. Perhaps the police should haul him up for his seditious speech, which may be seen as inciting Malays to rise against the Chinese. It is people like Mohd Noor that 51 percent right-thinking voters of all races were convinced that they should not vote for any party which is associated with Umno. Fifty-three percent of voters in the peninsula (who voted against BN) cannot be all wrong.

Amir H: As a Malaysian first and Malay second, this so-called judge's views are not shared by the majority of my community. His pathetic vitriolic is not promoted in Islam, rather condemned in the highest order. He, Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali and their like should be condemned, shunned and thrown into the vaults of oblivion, never to resurface again in this day and age.

Mavelikara: A Malaysiakini reader requested that all comments here be forwarded to the ex-judge. It's a brilliant idea. Let him realise that there is a new Malaysia.

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