Monday, June 30, 2008


That's IT. I cannot take this PRESSURE that we are put under. As a result I am morbidly SICK of:

The Direction This Country Is Being Led Into.
The Rampant Corruption
The Ease With Which People Are Bought and Sold
The Failure of the BN to Admit That People Have No More Need of Them
The Endemic Racism .....Truly Malaysia.
The Shameful Chicanery That Is The Trademark Of The BN
The Sinful Wastages
The Blatant Bailouts of Failed Government Corporations
The Endless Discrimination of Minorities
The Selective Persecution of Refugees
The Constant Erosion of Human Rights
The Flippant Flip Flops
The Blatant Barricades Put Up By BN To Sabotage And Disable ThePR States
The Body Snatchings In The Name of Religion
The Use Of ISA To PROTECT The Selected Elite
The Enslavement of the Rakyat Through All the ACTS!

The Demonic Demolition by C4

Quotation from Wikipedia:
"C-4 explosives gained notoriety in Malaysia after the brutal politically-connected murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaaribu. C-4 explosives were strapped to her body and detonated, leaving only tiny bone and flesh fragments."


Are we heading towards Chaos, Anarchy.
Anwar is again being accused of Sodomy.
Who Thinks We Are Going To Be Duped Again, This Time By Drop-out Seeking a Scholarship?
In Malaysia a Malaysian has to seek refuge in a foreign embassy?
Will The Attorney General Protect the People or the Executive?
Is The Judiciary Still So Dirty?
Is the PDRM just as Corrupt as Pre-Royal Commission?

Most religions teach that God Only Help Those Who Help Themselves.
God Wont Help Us!
We Are Powerless to Help Ourselves.
So How?





Sunday, June 29, 2008


It might seem blasphemous to quote the blessed Mother Teresa in reference to the racist below, but it would seem relevant and starkly revealing the type of pus festering in an already wounded UMNO. Blogger Norman Fernendez says it best very succinctly:

"This is the picture of Hamidah Osman. This UMNO-BARISAN NASIONAL racist bitch is the Perak Legislative Assembly member (ADUN) for Sungai Rapat. I really wanted to call her a PIG but that would have unnecessarily insulted Pigs.

During the Assembly sitting, she uttered a racial slur against Indians. Nothing surprising as she simply joins an illustrious list of racist bigots from Barisan Nasional-UMNO politicians who when unable to engage the brain, suffered intelligence blackout and immediately puked racist slurs.

She is unfit to hold public office and never again must good Malaysians elect her. She should hang her head in shame. She owes an apology to all Malaysians. Good Malaysians can do without her and those like her.

This commentator pulled no punches when he wrote in Norman's comment box:

malayamuda said...


You're right in calling her a Bitch. I'll call her super bitch.

She has just insulted my religion by showing to Malaysians that Islam condones racism.

Dogs and Pigs are superior to Bitches like this who no doubt don the tudung and plead religiousness, are actually the total opposite.


So we know where she belongs to until she is detoxed and fit to walk amongst us. Can some decent guy in Sungei Rapat print this out and send it to her? Please someone !
I received this email from a reader who sent this to the editor of the Star. Just in case the BN/MCA Star rejects this I produce it here verbatim:

I see the Barisan National, that bastion of unity and racial integration is stoking racial enmity in Perak. Or is it just the action of an individual? When the BN rep for Sungai Rapat, one Hamidah Osman, stood up and asked the Perak State Assembly speaker whether he choose to agree to disagree with a supposedly well known fable of whether a snake or a man from a certain racial community should be killed first (and heaven knows our nation is littered with such ‘fables’ involving individuals from every racial community-a disgraceful testimony to our polarization) you would presume she was trying to impress all and sundry with her self perceived wit. This question had no relevance in a sitting of a state assembly and is instead a disgusting tribute to her level of intelligence, her lack of propriety, her loathsome uncouthness and obviously her inherent prejudice. The question remains, are these reflective of the qualities and beliefs of the Barisan National? The Barisan has a simple choice here, take action against such acts to drive a clear message that such reprehensible conduct is not just unacceptable but is not indicative of the beliefs of the Barisan. Or take no action and lose any credibility that they are indeed a National front, a collective sum of the diverse and plural peoples that make up Malaysia.

Yours truly


The Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar of Perak recently said:

“I want to tell (the public) that Pakatan Rakyat doesn’t tolerate any discrimination. Not based on race, creed and religion. None.”

For sometime I have been trying to get answers why this chamber is called the Mexican Chamber.Voila! Conon O'Brian has the answer:

Mexican gas chamber:
"In California, Americans are flocking to Tijuana, Mexico to fill up their cars because gas is 50 percent cheaper there. Even better, the gas is free if you take two Mexicans home in your trunk." -Conan O'Brien

THAT'S POTENT.....and do you think she will come out with this look after her sojourn in the chambers.

I apologise to all dog lovers for using this cute little thing to depict "sorry" which I doubt our subject above is capable of. Somebody in IPOH, dont forget to send a print-out of this to her.


At 11-40pm I received a very curt message that Anwar Ibrahim was arrested for sodomy. I was fishing at the Wharf and dismissed this as mischievous. At 12.03 the messenger said that the police would not arrest Anwar yet. thus confirming my initial misgiving that it was a hoax. I kept these messages to myself because I just hate rumor mongering. Earlier my credit had expired but I could still receive messages. In between these two messages an aide of MP for Wangsa Maju showed me the message he received. I asked him to verify it. He did and told me that he was instructed to blog it on the MP's blog as Breaking News. (What transpired from this is another story for another more interesting and appropriate time.....but currently embargoed.)

There is this believe that when you corner a rat and the ruddy rodent cannot escape your intentions, that mousy creature will do the suicidally unthinkable.....attack you. My limited intelligence limit me to this similar parallel. The BN has been battered and bruised and the threat of September looms embarrassingly. There are already 4 factions in UMNO, MCA is having their own requiem whilst MIC is already porchee. So they use the same template that was successfully employed in 1998.....but this time the payout will have to be such that Bolehland will have its youngest millionaire (billionaire?) at 23. And the small minded amongst us are scurrying for breaking news and scoop morsels. Its definitely tiring. HOWEVER THANKS GUS FOR SENDING ME HOME.

An afterthought at 4:52am.......after March 8 is it possible than anyone would jeopardise so much for a poke with a bloke? May 23million fire-ants make nest in the anus of the author of such preposterous fabrication.

Updates: DSAI's press statement here
Wan Aziza's take here
Din Merican on the accuser Saiful, here

Saturday, June 28, 2008

ANTI-ISA RALLY ON......., SO MATCH POSTPONED at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam.

For a change, there will be no match-fixing at Stadium Melawati. Instead it will be the venue of an expected 15,000 strong like-minded Malaysians who will raise their voice in unison to repeal this dastardly inhuman act called the INTERNAL SECURITY ACT, This ISA Act is one fail-safe weapon that the Government have used with abandon on any citizen that may bring to the open their misdeeds and follies. Thats you and me who want justice for all Malaysians.

Yes, I will be there with the Farmer from Bentong, the Fisherman from Taman Desa, YewTube, Bachelorboy Benny, Hawkeye (if Singapore has not detained him) and the Sinister One from Melawati. We will share the grief of the families of the 70 odd detainees still languishing in Kem Kamunting.

Malaysiakini has this report:

Two alleged Jemaah Islamiah members, who have served six years of detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA), are set to stay in their cells for another two years.

Their detention has been extended for another two years effective June 11, 2008.

Mat Sah Mohd Satray and Shamsuddin Sulaiman were first arrested under the draconian law on June 11, 2002 and received two-year extensions twice without seeing the inside of a courtroom. They received their new extension on their 6th anniversary two weeks ago.

Abolish ISA Movement (AIM) chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh told Malaysiakini today that the eight-year detention was a “gross injustice incompatible with the human rights law.”

“There is no proof of any criminal activity but they have been punished severely.

“It’s a double whammy on the person and this goes to show that the law is abusively wrong,” he said.

"Not only is it affecting their families but the effect will stay with them for a very long time.”

The Al-Qaeda-linked JI network is blamed for a series of attacks in the region including the Bali bombings in October 2002 which killed 202 people.

Norlaila Othman wife of Mat Shah Mohd Satray, said that in the last 6 years, she has tried every due process to get her husband out, to no avail.

Habeas corpus application, memorandums, seeing the appropriate minister, seeing Pak Lah, all coming to nought.

She had no choice now but to fully immerse herself in this anti-ISA campaign if she, her child and her husband were to have any hope of a normal family life together.

Her wish : release all, repeal the ISA and close Kamunting.One day, inshaallah, if we continue along this vein, this dastardly Act will be repealed and we should pressure the government into working around South Africa's Bill of Rights HERE. That should be our Vision, but Vision without ACTION is merely a dream. You can dream on but I will not. I am always a chronic optimist.I will never be a NOSTRA-DUMB-ASS! Remember Bob Marley's GET up, STAND up, for Your Rights. ALL ACTION WORDS!

In Kamunting on June 7, I held the card of detainee Abdul Hanif Mansor. Today at 8.00pm, I will have his name card pinned on my T-Shirt. That is the least I can do for him, besides the promised daily prayer for him and his family.

Steven Lee, a London-based photographer asked me if it was possible to arrange to photograph the families of detainees (minus the father). I will talk to either Norlaila or GMI President Syed Ibrahim if I can get hold of them.

If you cannot be with us tonight.....light a candle in your home for the detainees.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I don't want to speculate about the existence of the above. To me, we do our hell on earth. For the too religious amongst us, if you thrive on self-immolation or a fire-loving hell-raiser and want to go to hell, I ain't stopping nobody. Enjoy this read that I received from my brother Mike:

The following is an actual question given on University of Washington chemistry mid term.
The answer by one
student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat)
or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume
of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell,
and then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting, 'Oh my God.'


Good to go for "Save Our Lake" meeting. Bound to be thirsty after this.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


: Those responsible for spreading rumours that petrol stations in the country were going on strike would be dealt with severely, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said.

“This is an evil and treacherous act to sabotage the economy. I will find out who is behind this and I will take action against them under the Internal Security Act,” he warned after closing the Internal Security and Public Order Department Endurance Test Event here on Wednesday.

The Rakyat is still reeling after the hike and now the stations refuse to accept their credit cards. I think the Police Inspector General should stick to his job of policing and not attempt to be the guardian of our economy.

You should be going after the corporate goons and BN cronies who over the decades have wasted our resources. BUT DO YOU DARE DO YOUR JOB? This report by Malaysiakini may be a gentle reminder that you still have a lot to do rather than put mischievous Malaysians in the ISA. (You fart seems to have more substance than your bark.):

According to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz, ACA had probed cases involving a total of RM270.471 million between 1991 and April 2008.

This involved 13,309 cases that had been brought to the attention of ACA, he said in answering a question from Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan).

Lim however pointed out the losses through corruption was significantly higher than the RM270 million investigated by ACA.

He told Parliament that international investments and finances services giant Morgan Stanley had in 2004 estimated that as much as US$100 billion (then RM380 billion) had been squandered through corruption over the past two decades.

So who should you put in? Corporate crooks or desperate rakyat, desperately finding ways to sublimate their frustrations and who can only hit back with some harmless mischief, magnified such to distract from the government-approved scams and scandals.

Stop barking up the wrong tree! There is in veterinary science a procedure called DE-BARKING........the vocal cord is removed but the canine has not lost the ability to bark, albeit
SOUNDLESS. It is resorted to as a last resort when neighbors complain about endless barkings.
This procedure has not been introduced to barking homo sapiens yet! But in bolehland, anything is possible. I can't sleep....barking is keeping me awake and irritated.

By the way, can someone throw some light on this
Internal Security and Public Order Department Endurance Test Event. I just love this word endurance in relation to our mata2.

Like this endurance here.


The Organising Committe by consensus has agreed to move the scheduled 28 June event to the following Saturday 5 July, after requests by Aduns and MPs. Since they are our invited guests, it is appropriate to accede to their requests.

We regret and apologise for this inconvenience. Please communicate this to your friends.



Two mornings ago at 2am, my grandson Bernie came into the net for a chat with a "Hi Kong Kong".
(We are 12hours ahead of Bahamas). This guy has Karen's and Patrina's genes. He scores between 97-99 for most of his subjects. His teacher says that if he gives Bernie 100% then there is no room for improvement! Is this true. Bernie is Bahamas 2008 National Mathematics Champion; plays the piano annually at the Governor's House; recently gave a recital at Paradise Island's Atlantis; and soon will pack his bags to attend Interlochen Summer Camp (for musicians). He is a kid every grandfather would be proud of. But this is not what this post is all about!

At 2:30 Patrina joined in. We talked about the fuel hike. She spends USD100 a week on gas on her Dodge El Dorado SUV....a guzzler. I asked if she was going for a more economical car. "No way, Pa. My mechanic will be installing a Water4Gas contraption. You should do it for your Volvo."
We went off the chat at 3:45am and this is where I visited.

Is this possible? You find out for yourself.

Just an aside on Bernie: updated today 26 June 9:57am:

Hi Pa
Thanks for this great laugh!! We are off to Atlantis for a few days of R&R. The kids finished school today and Bernard won 13 awards and the highest academic average 97.7, got his shirt signed by the whole school, played his piano pieces as a good bye gift and will wonders never cease, actually won a P.E. award this year too!
Ryan and Patrick don't have such pressures yet so they spend the morning eating and swimming. Patrick hit the buffet table at 9am and only stopped when he had to take a swim!

Pictures will be forthcoming!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008



(I made a special effort to meet up with Blogger Hantulaut in my recent trip to KK with the National Press Club. I sent him this note in his latest posting.): the thread...I posed you a question on my lastest posting. In my few days in Sabah I managed to get a sense of how Sabahans think things should be. Then came along Yong. I am now perplexed, thus my posting. Hope you can reply and throw some light on the now-dim subject.


It is not only sad, ....the measures the government is taking to muzzle a free press.
It is disgusting that they think that the 100 odd working journalist are a threat to security.
Well, this is where you can prove to Senator Zaid Ibrahim that you people have the gumption to make a stand. YOU can decide on a total news blackout to BN lawmakers. Of course UMNO and MCA will go for your bosses' hides. This is where you tell your bosses if they have the gumption to get BN to bring down the barricades. Knowing how insecure the BN government currently is, that may take some doing. Try this: dont go scurrying to them for statements.....let them come to you. Don't BEG them for news. YOU call the tune. Tell them: You got something to say, say it, but we will decide what we want to write. Man, that would shake them pompous pricks!


(I am putting my neck out admitting you free.....for the life of me I couldn't contact any of the committee members so I am making this unilateral decision. I am doing this because I always believe that asking for forgiveness is easier than asking for permission. I will take the chop all for press freedom.)

So come along on Saturday 8.00pm and have a field day talking to the MPs and Aduns.

hopefully this will enlarge if you click on this....otherwise use magnifying glass


For program scroll down to "Celebrating100 Days".

Monday, June 23, 2008


HANNAH YEOH, petite package of dynamite is the Adun of Subang Jaya. I attended her ceremahs and she belts everything from the heart. She takes control, has presence and that itself is a statement.

Every school always seek out former students as role-models and it is not unusual if the Prefectorial Board of SMK Subang Utama invites YB Hannah to their dinner, held outside the school premises. Read here how the prefects were told to withdraw an invitation to Hannah:

Few months ago, I was invited to the Prefects' Reunion of SMK Subang Utama to be held next week. I just received news that I could no longer attend the function because I'm an assemblyman from Pakatan Rakyat.

Two prefects have confirmed that the teachers have issued a threat to the prefects to withdraw their invitation to me and if not, the event would be cancelled.

I am upset with this. Let me explain to you why this threat by the teachers is so fundamentally wrong:-

  • this is a private function to be held outside the school;
  • every past and present prefect is entitled to attend this event; and
  • I was the Head Prefect for 1995/1996 and was one of the pioneers to start this yearly reunion for the prefects.
More here

To the Prefectorial Board: Who are the teachers who gave this directive? What is the role of the school principal in this? What is the Prefectorial Board's Advisor's role in this? Give me names, give me photos of the culprits. I will send them into my GAS CHAMBERS that played host to the current Minister of Tourism, the current Peteri chief, the former Chief Justice, the EC chief, and a host of BN lawmakers. here

To the teachers who engineered this withdrawal: Shame on you. You are a disgrace to this noble profession which I was part of for 19 years. How can you face your own children when you possess such warped behavior? If you were forced to do this by the school principal, didn't you stand up to this unfair demand. What values are you promoting as educators? So what they now say about teachers is proven true......BN brains to think, only springs to bow, stand and sit as instructed. Fortunately my kids have graduated and my three grandsons are away from such puerile influences.

To the Principal of SMK Subang Utama: Take optional retirement....there is nothing good that you can contribute to our future citizens. You have got to be UMNO imploded organisation! Off with you.....usless and poor reflection of a mother.

You know what you people this despicable character that EVEN THE GODS WOULD BE GREEN WITH ENVY here.

Latest update from Hannah's blog:

I have just received a call informing me that a meeting has been held in their school this morning further threatening the prefects and even the teachers - if they attend the reunion, they will be sacked. Some people think this is a minor issue.

This is not a petty or a political issue. Teachers who want to attend the function to see their ex-students also face the threat of losing their jobs. Looks like the leadership style of the principal or the education ministry is nothing but suppression.

Here is a gem of a piece on the same subject.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


HANTU don't normally come in on a Sunday because as a Christian bird he keeps from servile work on Sundays. It must be something intriguing that he has to pass on. He left a note under the door as I was having an early drink with some former Goodyear buddies at the Subang Golf Club. The note just read: "Where is Colonel Buyong?" Has he been "hijacked" like some MPs from Sabah and Sarawak? We are sure living in intriguing times. Tomorrow, many things will fall. No? Like shares for sure. Other things falling in place too, if you dont mind? Damn parched.....meeting Haris to do some malt-fishing at the Wharf. Good nite Malaysia.

Update:11:23am......he was last seen in Sabah last Wednesday but has not returned to base.


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Saturday, June 21, 2008


HANTU was at the Royal Selangor Club long bar and was distracted by a flurry of activity. He reports: History is made today. Never before has a Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a Collective Agreement. Abdullah Badawi made a visit to the Royal Selangor Club earlier today to witness the signing of the collective agreement between the National Union of Bank Employees and Malaysian Commercial Banks Association.

He was received on arrival by RSC officials, General Manager S A Nathan and General Committee member Sam Sambhi, together with NUBE officials led by J. Solomon, their secretary general.

NUBE officials and members who welcomed the PM and attended the luncheon that followed the signing ceremony in the RSC Ballroom were seen wearing 'Sokong Pah Lah' badges. Also in attendance were MCBA officials led by CIMB Human Resources chief Hamidah Naziadin who signed on behalf of MCBA.

Human Resources Minister Dr. S Subramaniam was not present. According to Solomon, this was unremarkable because "we have always been dealing with the Prime Minister on this matter."

Solomon said the agreement which provides for a 17 per cent adjustment to salary for 25,000 union members and arrears of 34 months is the best deal the NUBE has had "in the last 10 years."

Is Subra crossing over or crossed out?

High winds would be a-blowing ominous clouds our way next week....and like ANTARES advised: fasten your seat-belts....we are approaching warp speed!





Friday, June 20, 2008


pic courtesy of bodohland

ANWAR, what in high heavens are you waiting for....if you haven't got the numbers required to form the new government, tell us. We hate being led by the nose. If you don't have that scrotal gumption required for this task you have been sermonising about, tell us whether IT is on or off so that we can move on with other more tangible possibilities to eliminate BN.

I am totally pissed with all the cockamamie about is not right to cross-over; it is against principle to cross-over; it is poor principle to be disloyal; you must be principled enough to ask those who voted you in if you could cross-over. We have so much principle that we have been buggered blur, and screwed blind by the BN for the last three decades. We have been so principled that we have allowed the BN to hoodwink us to the point that we have lost our ability to do much with our pickled pricks. This country is raped by the elite and we still roll our eyes and talk about principles.

I am totally pissed with the MPs from Sabah. You gave the BN the right to govern and you are being governed. Isn't it pathetic that such a beautiful state like Sabah are represented by a bunch of kow-towing "principled" castrated representatives of the Sabahans. You have sold your souls and you will not get it back if you still continue to copulate with the BN. UMNO is in disarray and you still worship at their altars and kiss their mangy feet? What manner of MEN are you. I was recently in KK and had the opportunity to interact with many. I tell them that they integrate so well, the different races. But I also told them that their leaders are WIMPISH, GUTLESS, INDECISIVE, NOT FLIP-FLOPS BUT YO-YOs. The same goes to the MP from Sarawak.....totally the same.

I say fuck to Principles. Principles have got us nowhere! Principles have left the rakyat impotent. Principles have turned us into zombies - the walking dead.


Looking at the list below, it looks like the BN government is more determined to help themselves rather than the citizens.

And this list below is hardly exhaustive as these are the ones uncovered so far – the tip of the ice-berg, if you will! What lies
beneath could be much larger :-

The Bank Bumiputra twin scandals in the early 1980s saw US$1 billion (RM3.2 billion in 2008 ringgit) wasted;

The Maminco attempt to corner the world tin market in the 1980s is believed to have cost some US$500 million (RM1.6 billion);

Betting in foreign exchange futures cost Bank Negara Malaysia RM30 billion in the 1990s;

Perwaja Steel resulted in losses of US$800 million (RM2.56 billion). (Eric Chia was charged with corruption for allegedly
steering US$20 million (RM64 million) to a Hong Kong-based company.);

Use of RM10 billion public funds in the Valuecap Sdn. Bhd. operation to shore up the stock market;

Banking scandal of RM700 million losses in Bank Islam;

The sale of M.V. Agusta by Proton for one Euro making a loss of €75.99 million (RM 348 million);

Wang Ehsan from oil royalty in Terengganu amounting to RM7.4 billion from 2004 – 2007;

For the past 10 years since the Philharmonic Orchestra was established, this orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500 million;

In Advisors Fees, Mahathir was paid RM180,000; Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Women and Social Development Affairs)

RM404,726; and Abdul Hamid Othman (Religious Affairs) RM549,675 per annum;

11. The government has spent a total of RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over the past five years. Out of the
amount, the government paid a whopping RM2.21 billion for the purchase of information and computer technology (ICT)

equipment of which the breakdown of costs is unknown;

The commission paid for the purchase of jets and submarines to two private companies, Perimeker Sdn Bhd

and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd amounted to RM910 million;

RM300 million to compensate Gerbang Perdana for the RM1.1 billion "Crooked Scenic Half-Bridge";

RM1.3 billion has been wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities

on cancellation of the Malaysia-Singapore scenic bridge;

RM100 million spent on the Parliament building for renovations and to patch up leaks;

National Astronaut Programme - RM 40 million;

National Service Training Programme - yearly an estimate of RM 500 million;

Eye on Malaysia - RM30 million and another RM5.7 million of free tickets;

RM4.63 billion 'soft-loan' to PKFZ;

RM2.4 million on indelible ink;

SAMY announced in September 2006 that the government paid compensation amounting to

RM38.5 billion to 20 highway companies. A RM380 million windfall for 9 toll concessionaires

earned solely from the toll hikes in 2008 alone;

RM32 million timber export kickbacks involving companies connected to the Sarawak Chief

Minister and his family;

Bailouts –

Two bailouts of Malaysia Airline System at RM7.9 billion. At a time when MAS incurred losses

every year, RM1.55 million was used to buy three paintings to decorate its chairman's (Munir) office;

Putra transport system bailout which cost RM4.486 billion;

STAR – LRT bailout costing RM3.256 billion;

National Sewerage System bailout costing RM192.54 million;

Seremban – Port Dickson Highway bailout costing RM142 million;

Kuching Prison bailout costing RM135 million;

Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam bailout costing RM8.3 million;

Le Tour de Langkawi bailout costing RM3.5 Million ;

Wholesale distribution of tens of millions of shares in Bursa Malaysia under the guise of NEP to cronies,

children and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth billions of ringgits;

APs scandal that has been going on year-after-year going back for more than three decades,

involving a mind-boggling sum of tens of billions of ringgit;

Alienation of tens of thousands of hectares of commercial land and forestry concessions to children

and relatives of BN leaders and Ministers worth tens of billions of ringgit;

Travel around Malaysia and see for yourself how many white elephants like majestic arches,

roads paved with fanciful bricks, designer lamp posts, clock towers, Municipal Council buildings that
look more like Istanas, extravagant places of worship, refurbishment of residences of VIPs,

abandoned or under-utilized government sports complexes and buildings, etc!

Combined they could easily amount to hundreds of billions of ringgit!

Since 1997, Petronas has handed out a staggering RM30 billion in natural gas subsidies to IPPs

who were making huge profits. In addition, there was much wastage and forward trading of Petronas oil
in the 1990s based on the low price of oil then. Since the accounts of Petronas are for the eyes of the

Prime Minister only, we have absolutely no idea what the amount is.

Whatever amount it is, you can bet it is COLLOSSAL! In the Time Asia Magazine issue on March 15 2004,

a South East Asian economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore, Daniel Lian, figures "that the country
may have lost as much as U$$100 billion (RM320 billion) since the early 1980s to corruption."

Mind you, this is only corruption and it does not include wastages and mismanagement which would

increase the amount!

If the above list (which could have been money saved) is added to the nation's coffers and together with

Petronas' profits; palm oil profits; and profits from rubber, tin, agriculture produce, aquaculture produce, electronic and hardware exports etc, for the past 5 decades, we can all agree on one thing

– our country would be wealthier than Venezuela who has little resources except for oil. The
petrol in Venezuela is RM0.16 per litre!

And we continue to fawn over PRINCIPLE. If your house is on fire, you will have to break down the door of your neighbor's house so that you can use his water. Of course, its against principle to breakdown doors that are not yours. Go ahead, lick up to Principle and let your house burn.

If somebody hump your wife or daughter, you allow it to happen because good principle says that voilence is a no-no. in such a case why don't you pimp her off and get some cash instead.

So I say, stop fcuking around with Principles. Cross-over and be done with it. If the Pakatan Rakyat fail us, we have the POWER, haven't we? If the cross-over doesn't happen I say to those who are still vacillating, go listen to this, an echo of what my friend the Ancient Mariner said: Eat Shit and Die. AND TO THOSE OF YOU WHO STILL WANT TO MAINTAIN YOUR PRINCIPLES, CARRY ON....IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO ALLOW THIS PLUNDER TO CONTINUE WHILST YOU HAVE A FITFUL SLEEP-THRU.



Refugee children from Myanmar residing in India perform during a cultural event organised by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi, 20 June 2007 to celebrate World Refugee Day. According to the UNHCR, the number of refugees under UNHCR mandate in India is 11,500. AFP PHOTO/Manan VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: An Afghan refugee woman, wearing a traditional veil, holds her daughter's hand as she heads for home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Islamabad during World Refugee Day, 20 June 2005. A joint Pakistan-UN census, the results of which were released in May 2005, said more than three million Afghans were still in Pakistan more than 25 years after an initial exodus prompted by the Soviet invasion in 1979. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has assisted 2.4 million Afghans to return from Pakistan since the voluntary repatriation programme started in 2002. So far this year, more than 122,000 Afghans have gone home from Pakistan, and the UNHCR estimates up to 400,000 could repatriate by the end of 2005. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Somalia’s persistent violence drought and stream of refugees have created one of the world's forgotten humanitarian crises. Somalia, plunged into a lawless void of militia warfare since a 1991 coup toppled dictator Mohammed Siad Barre, has long been a black hole for many international donors who consider it 'hopeless case of continuous conflict with no end in sight'. AFP PHOTO/POOL/RADU SIGHETI (Photo credit should read RADU SIGHETI/AFP/Getty Images)

At the Abu Shouk refugee camp near El Fasher, in Darfur, Sudan shows young Sudanese child drinking clean water. For World Water Day, 22 March, under the slogan 'water for life, water for all,' the UN was again stressing the target to halve the number of people without access to sanitation or drinking water by 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeless Palestinian children play cards while staying at a temporary makeshift refugee center at a United Nations school after being made homeless in an ongoing Israeli Army operation in the Rafah refugee camp on May 23, 2004 in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel has damaged or demolished dozens of homes in Rafah during it's six-day offensive attempting to root out militants and uncover arms-smuggling tunnels. The practice has been widely criticized around the world and questioned by Israel's attorney general. (Photo by Ahmad Khateib/Getty Images)

The statement below, endorsed by 14 organisations, outlines Malaysia’s international obligations towards asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons.

by 14 organisations in conjunction with
World Refugee Day, 20th June 2007

Observe International Obligations for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Today is World Refugee Day, a day in which the international community remembers those who seek refuge from persecution and war. Malaysia is host to an estimated 90,000 asylum seekers and refugees, who come from Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We, Malaysian civil society groups, are extremely concerned about the way they are treated in Malaysia. For most part, they are punished as illegal immigrants rather than recognized as a vulnerable population in need of our protection and assistance.

Despite having awareness of their precarious position, the Malaysian government has yet to develop clear policies concerning these vulnerable groups

Current Treatment of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Stateless Persons

In Malaysia, asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons:

1. Continue to be arrested, detained, and sentenced for immigration offences – including those who have UNHCR documentation.

An average of 700-800 asylum seekers and refugees remain in detention every month. About 100 of these are children.

While the Immigration Department was previously amenable to releasing vulnerable cases on humanitarian grounds (such as pregnant women, babies, as well as the physically and the mentally ill) this has become increasingly difficult to arrange.

We maintain that asylum seekers and refugees should not be detained. Alternatives to detention are possible in Malaysia, and these should be explored immediately.

2. Are sometimes sentenced to whipping, including children.

Since amendments to the Immigration Act were made in 2002, whipping has been introduced for breaches for immigration offences.

Children – those below 18 years of age – have also been charged for immigration offences and whipped. We are aware of the case of a 15 year-old boy, unaccompanied by guardians in Malaysia, who was arrested in September 2006 and sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and 1 stroke of the cane. While detained, he was also slapped multiple times on several occasions. He was then deported to the Thai-Malaysia border.

We maintain that whipping constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and that it should be abolished. Children, in particular, should be protected from whipping.

3. Are forced to opt for voluntary deportation in order to escape prolonged and indefinite detention, making them vulnerable to either refoulement or to human trafficking

The refusal of the Immigration Department to release them mean that asylum seekers and refugees either have to wait for prolonged periods (up to two years or more) in detention, or opt for ‘voluntary’ deportation.

‘Voluntary’ deportation under such adverse circumstances, either results in them being deported to the home countries, which makes them vulnerable to refoulement (return to a country where their life or liberty is threatened), or falling into the hands of smugglers and gangsters at the border, making them vulnerable to trafficking.

We maintain that asylum seekers and refugees should be formally documented and released in Malaysia, while they await durable solutions.

4. Do not have fair and full access to status determination procedures to verify that they are in need of international protection.

Immigration Department officers do not conduct status-determination procedures. The UNHCR only has access to detainees on a case-by-case basis rather than free and full access.

5. Asylum seekers and refugees do not have their right to work protected, which make them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse by employers.

Asylum seekers and refugees, by definition, are unable to return home because of threats to their life and liberty. In order to sustain themselves, they have to work under irregular conditions. We know of many cases of exploitation, unpaid wages, accidents and violence in the workplace.

We maintain that asylum seekers and refugees should be formally documented and given the rights to work while they await durable solutions.

6. Asylum-seeking and refugee children do not have access to school.

Asylum-seeking and refugee children, along with other children of migrants, are barred from public education.

We maintain that all children should be given free access to primary education, with opportunities for secondary and other forms of education.

Malaysia’s Existing International Obligations

We maintain that Malaysia is obligated to protect and assist asylum seekers and refugees, despite the fact that it has not acceded to international conventions directly relevant to them.

As a member of the United Nations, and as a member of the Human Rights Council, the Malaysian government in obligated to:

1. Uphold rights of every person as set out in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is international customary law and therefore binding on Malaysia.

2. Take measures necessary to fully respect the international customary law of non-refoulement.

3. Act immediately on the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to Malaysia as stated in their Concluding Comments of May 2006, which includes:

• Adopting laws and regulations concerning the status of asylum seekers and refugees, in line with international standards to ensure their protection, in particular for women and their children

• Integrating a gender-sensitive approach while granting asylum/refugee status in close cooperation with international agencies such as the UNHCR

4. Act immediately on the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to Malaysia as stated in their Concluding Comments of February 2007, which includes:

• Allocating resources for the protection of asylum-seeking and refugee children as a vulnerable group, evaluating, preventing and combating discriminatory disparities in their enjoyment of rights as children in Malaysia, particularly in terms of access to social and health services and education, and the registration of their births

• Abolishing caning and other forms of corporal punishment for those under 18 years of age, as these constitute cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment

• Taking urgent measures not to detain children for immigration proceedings, unless necessary for their best interests, and then for the shortest time possible

• Establishing a screening process to identify asylum-seeking and refugee children

• Developing legislation for the protection of asylum-seeking and refugee children, particularly of unaccompanied children, in line with international standards

• Using Section 55 of the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) to exempt asylum seekers and refugees from punishment under this Act, and to amend this Act in order to legalize their status

• Providing asylum-seeking and refugee children with access to free and formal primary, secondary and other forms of education, and access to official exams for those in informal education

• Strengthening collaboration with the UNHCR and other agencies to address humanitarian concerns to asylum-seeking and refugee children, including providing access to persons of concern in detention

We further urge the Malaysian government to fulfill its promises made in October 2004 to issue IMM13 work permits to the Rohingya population. We are concerned that this process has stalled, which leaves the Rohingyas in great vulnerability.

We urge the Malaysian government to hold dialogues at the regional level to explore durable solutions for asylum seekers and refugees.

Last but not least, we urge the Malaysian government to accede to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, as well as to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

We, the undersigned

1. Women’s Aid Organisation
2. CARAM Asia
3. Parti Keadilan Rakyat
4. Labour Resource Centre
5. Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA
6. Migrant Care
7. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM)
8. Democratic Action Party ( DAP)
9. Sisters in Islam
10. Health Equity Initiative
11. Women’s Centre for Change, Penang
12. Kumpulan A.C.T.S.
13. All Women Action Society (AWAM)
14. National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)


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Thursday, June 19, 2008


“Refugees show incredible courage and perseverance in overcoming enormous odds to rebuild their lives. Ensuring that they get the protection they deserve is a noble cause because refugee rights are human rights - and rights that belong to us all”. - Antonio Guterres, UNHCR High Commissioner

"I am ZT. I came from Burma three months ago. I see almost everyday raids taking place around Kota Raya. I made me feel shocked since I saw the first time. I am not happy at all. You can imagine how a life of a fearing child could be happy.....

When I see Relas and Immigration people are chasing, beating and arresting our people from hidden place, I hate them. They looked live the evils/devils as in the ghost movies. They looked so cruel and inhuman. I wish they disappear in the country. They are dangerious to our efegee people. It will be so good if they are not seen anywhere.

When I see the agents, I feel that they are money hungry monsters. They dont have any pity on us. They are threatening us all the time, on the way of trafficking. The word is still haunting me: "You will be killed if we dont get money from your parents for bringing you to Malaysia."

I wish all the smugglers, gangsters and the pickpockets abolished in Malaysia - because they are harmful to us after Rela.

My mother asked me to pray for Malaysia Government to amend/redress their policies to be well comprehensive one, so that all human being will enjoy their full human rights.

I wish our government of Myanmar also change their stony hearts, grow their pity and not be cruel to our people and have some reforms in our country.

I special pray for the UNHCR and NGOs who help us, to get more blessings for helping the refugees with all their good and kind hearts. I believe there is special place for them in the kingdom.

Finally I pray for the real peace for the whole world, so that no fights, wars, and all the people of the world will be happy always without fears and tears."