Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.




If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth we must still march on. ~Stopford Brooke

If myriads of old beliefs are exposed, the march to Putrajaya must still go on.


All great truths begin as blasphemies. ~George Bernard Shaw.

As blasphemous as being a Trojan Horse?

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. ~Denis Diderot

How starkly true! Some will not even put lips to cup, much less sip!

Truth breeds hatred. ~Bias of Priene.

We see it, we hear it. Can PKR afford this HATRED in the midst of this campaign?

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? ~Dogen

From the FROGS?

When something important is going on, silence is a lie. - A. M. Rosenthal

Let those in PDRM who want to live this LIE remain SILENT.


To announce truths is an infallible receipt for being persecuted. – Voltaire

The old guard or those who supposedly “suffered” throughout and have sacrificed themselves for PKR are collectively sharpening their blades. It is surprising that no one ( except Nurul) has come out verbally to support Zaid. Is he so dangerous? So threatening? If Zaid is threateningly dangerous for driving home some home-truths, go ahead and sack him. He was never sacked by UMNO; he resigned from a Cabinet position defending the truth that you do not send dissenters to Kamunting.

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

1st: Zaid is a new-comer 2nd: Zaid is ambitious 3rd: Zaid is a traitor.

BUT LISTEN TO THIS.

(http://www.4shared.com/audio/zztOy7rW/01_-_Track_12.html)

WHO REALLY IS THE TRAITOR IN THE PKR SELANGOR GOVERNMENT!

ONLY THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE

IF ONLY IT IS THE SAME GAME IN MALAYSIA


HIT FULL SCREEN ICON FOR IMPACT

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WHOSE DILEMMA - PKR OR ZAID'S?

IS DIN MERICAN ASKING FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE?

New IGP, Tan Sri Ismail Omar: Be Your Own Man and Do the Right Thing

I am also writing this piece to remind the new IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar that it is time he becomes his own man. It is time he stops being over polite and attributing his rise to Musa Hassan. It is time, he distances himself from Musa Hassan’s terrible record as an IGP. It is time he stops saying that he will continue with Musa Hassan’s work or legacy.

Just as Malaysians are revolted by Abdullah Badawi’s tenure as Prime Minister and want that time in history to be forgotten, similarly the men in blue and Malaysians generally are eager that the PDRM must be purged of any remnant of the abuses and ills that Musa Hassan had left behind. The sooner Ismail Omar erases the stains left by Musa Hassan the better.



As it is, PDRM under the new IGP Tan Sri Ismail Omar has started winning public support and admiration with the lightning speed with which the Sosilawati murder is being solved. Malaysians are a forgiving lot and badly want to give Ismail Omar a chance to prove himself. Malaysians want a crime free country where PDRM is once again restored as the primary law enforcement agency.

Malaysians want the new IGP to instil in the PDRM officers the will and culture to act in accordance with the Rule of Law. Malaysians want the IGP to act like the No. 1 Law Enforcement Officer of the country without fear or favour, and act less like a politician which Musa Hassan was. Malaysians want the IGP to break PDRM away from being one of the Unholy Trinity that it once was with the AG Gani Patail and the MACC.

Malaysians want the PDRM to be a check and balance to the AG and the MACC so that none can conspire to kill innocent witnesses like Teoh Beng Hock and then attempt to cover up the killing with such impunity. Or fix innocent citizens and professionals like Dato’ Ramli or Lawyer Rosli Dahlan. Or be a tool of oppression to stifle opposition leaders like the prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim in Sodomy I and Sodomy II. Or be an apparatus to depose a democratically elected opposition government as had happened in Perak. These are not unrealistic demands. These are legitimate expectations of a civil society. These are achievable if those entrusted with powers do not abuse them. IGP Ismail Omar can fulfil all of these expectations if he consciously stops emulating his predecessor, that despicable man named Musa Hassan.

Reminder to AG Gani Patail: Lawyer Rosli should be discharged without his Defence being called on September 30, (tomorrow) 2010


Musa Hassan is gone and this should be a reminder to AG Gani that his misuse and abuse of powers cannot be perpetuated forever. I am reminding the AG Gani Patail this because Rosli’s case will be called again on Thursday September 30, 2010. Dato’ Ramli has been fully acquitted. Therefore there is no reason to just prolong this matter against Rosli. The honourable thing to do is to withdraw and apologise.

The public can clearly see this is nothing more than vindictive persecution of an innocent man. Just because the AG Gani Patail is vested with absolute prosecution powers under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution, it does not mean that he can use it as a tool to ictimize a professional who dared question his abuses and defend a civil servant whom AG Gani and ex-IGP Musa Hassan had conspired to eliminate.

READ HERE WHAT LED TO THIS


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WHY NOT MAT SABU?

TUESDAY PICK - 08

Throughout the 35 years in the newspaper industry, I have worked with all sorts of editors and journalists, and have identified five types of journalists in the media community.

First, there are the EEs -- Editorial Eunuchs, who take orders from their political emperors and write and spin stories to promote the emperor's cause. These political appointees are usually in top and senior positions, not because they are good journalists or great writers, but because of their connection to powerful political godfathers. They are first class cronies. Many are ghost writers for their political masters. Some are made Datuks or given various civil awards. Several have become millionaires.

I thank God that, except for one or two cases, the editors I had worked with are not such people. I can vouch that people like P.C. Liew, Ng Poh Tip, Michael Aeria, Wong Sulong and Wong Chun Wai are good people of principle and top class journalists, not EEs. My good friend Chong Cheng Hai, the managing editor of The Sun, is another person of integrity.

Syabas, Hatta, for standing up for press freedom



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For racial disputes, there is already an arbiter. And that, plain and simple, is the constitution. So how we solve or manage - whichever word you want to use - racial disputes should be guided by that arbiter.

Article 153 of the constitution is the bone of contention. But as lawyer
Azzat Kamaluddin, who also spoke at the “We Are Malaysia” event, astutely pointed out, there is no mention in that article of special rights for the Malays.

Clause 1 of Article 153 states: “It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to safeguard the
special position of the Malays and natives of any of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article.”

If it's a problem, don't recognise it

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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said today that the ongoing sodomy trial of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is damaging the country's reputation and putting off potential investors.

The British tycoon said at an investment conference in Kuala Lumpur that the trial would not impact investment “in a major way”.

“It will be better if Malaysia can be more liberal and open,” Branson (right) argued. “It will attract people to invest.

“This has gone on for a long, long time. It looks bad overseas. If you are a bold leader, you should get rid of things like that which damage your reputation.”

Branson warns Malaysia over Sodomy II

Monday, September 27, 2010

NO ZUNAR DON'T! THEY LOOK NATURAL HUNG!


READ 1 KARTUNISTAN HERE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BOTH OF YOU.

My eight-year old 2nd grandson Ryan Farquharson shares the same birthdate with Pete. My wish is that Ryan, below, will grow up as brave as the BRAVE ONE above.


SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.

My stand as far as Pakatan Rakyat is concerned is that I will support any means to change the Government, BUT NOT THRU DIRTY TRICKS AND DEVIOUS ,MACHINATIONS, (HERE), that we are witnessing now in the PKR elections.

We have always faulted BN for every conceivable evil in the book and it is unmistakable that PKR has taken chapters out of this book and applying them without impunity. It’s a REAL SHAME.

How will PKR answer to their coalition partners, PAS and DAP for such blatant transgressions? If they can play Brutus with their own party members, what is there to prevent them to do likewise to PAS and DAP.

Two things need to be done if PKR wants to redeem itself:

First, Anwar and Syed Husin Ali must apologise to their coalition partners for bringing Pakatan Rakyat into disrepute by their obvious backing of Azmin.

Second, Zaid Ibrahim must march up to the Election Committee and PUBLICLY demand for some semblance of integrity of this seemingly decaying body.

We will know how this committee will respond when the PJ Selatan, Klang and Kapar elections, earlier marred by violence, will unfold when it resumes.

Till then the MSM will have a field-day tomorrow. Thanks PKR.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

BANGKIT LA MALAYSIAN CARTOONISTS!


“This won’t change my mind on cartooning. I will keep on drawing until I change from comic strips to prison stripes” - ZUNAR

story HERE and HERE

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A MOST WELCOME BALM

I AM HAPPY TODAY

NURUL HAS OFFERED HERSELF TO SERVE AS VP

I WILL GO TO OLD SKOLL TO CELEBRATE.

THERE I WILL LISTEN TO MY FAVORITE PROFESSOR AZMI SHAROM

BELT OUT A FEW NUMBERS

TO HERALD IN MRS Z’S BIRTHDAY.

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EXCERPTS FROM NURUL’S CANDIDACY STATEMENT

(There's enough vim, vigor and vitality here)

We have much in common and our differences should strengthen and not weaken us.

We all should sincerely hope that once the party election is concluded, we shall stand united and immediately work constructively with our elected leaders and Pakatan partners in charting the way forward with fundamental principles, detailed plans and programs for a Better Malaysia.

To conclude, I am confident that it is never too late for the party elections to be conducted in a fair and free manner, equal to our call to the government to do likewise.

It is a test of our integrity and credibility as a founding partner in Pakatan Rakyat to conduct ourselves in a transparent, responsible and accountable manner.

We will be measured by our party members, our Pakatan partners and the Malaysian people on how we uphold democratic principles in our party elections.

So, let us rise to the occasion and not betray the hopes and expectation with the promise of a Better Malaysia for all Malaysians.

Let us not be short-sighted, selfish and Machiavellian in our campaigning.

Let us be ethical in our actions when seeking the legitimate and moral leadership mandate from our members.

Therefore, as a sign of our collective responsibility for the future of our party, I wish to propose that all candidates sign a ‘Keadilan Free and Fair Campaign Election Declaration’ publicly next week to promote and protect our common good and shared vision for a democratic Malaysia.

I believe that with this party lies the future of this country.

This is indeed our moment of truth.


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THE FULL TEXT

Nurul Izzah:

My Announcement as a Candidate for Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (KEADILAN) Vice President Post

23 September 2010

In the spirit of democracy and reformasi, I would like to announce my candidacy for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Vice-President Post.

I am honoured and humbled to accept the nominations from the various divisions and wish to thank them for this trust.

I am indeed grateful because your nominations or ‘Suara Ahli’ (member’s voice) shall become my own ‘Suara Hati’ (my voice) as I humbly embrace the opportunity and the responsibility to serve.

I have not and will not endorse any candidates as I feel that the members are not only free to nominate but that I must also respect and accept their endorsements for their respective candidates accordingly.

I have had the privilege of witnessing and participating in the reformasi movement twelve years ago and see how it evolved into Keadilan today.

At this moment, I believe that our party’s election this year will be a real defining change as we will be able to forge a true people’s movement that shares a common destiny - for a Better Malaysia.

I am reminded that this is a contest among brothers and sisters in one Keadilan family.

We must believe that party members will elect the party leadership based on the candidate’s vision, ideas and commitment to the party’s values and ideals for a Better Malaysia, rather than exclusively on personality.

We must appreciate and acknowledge leaders at all levels for their contribution, sacrifices and efforts in transforming a reformasi movement to a party that along with our partners in Pakatan shall lead the nation soon.

We must believe that every leader is guided by their moral compass to do what is best, even more so under demanding circumstances and difficult choices, for a common good.

We must affirm that each member shares similar aspirations and has the best intentions for our common struggle.

We have much in common and our differences should strengthen and not weaken us.

We all should sincerely hope that once the party election is concluded, we shall stand united and immediately work constructively with our elected leaders and Pakatan partners in charting the way forward with fundamental principles, detailed plans and programs for a Better Malaysia.

To conclude, I am confident that it is never too late for the party elections to be conducted in a fair and free manner, equal to our call to the government to do likewise.

It is a test of our integrity and credibility as a founding partner in Pakatan Rakyat to conduct ourselves in a transparent, responsible and accountable manner.

We will be measured by our party members, our Pakatan partners and the Malaysian people on how we uphold democratic principles in our party elections.

So, let us rise to the occasion and not betray the hopes and expectation with the promise of a Better Malaysia for all Malaysians.

Let us not be short-sighted, selfish and Machiavellian in our campaigning.

Let us be ethical in our actions when seeking the legitimate and moral leadership mandate from our members.

Therefore, as a sign of our collective responsibility for the future of our party, I wish to propose that all candidates sign a ‘Keadilan Free and Fair Campaign Election Declaration’ publicly next week to promote and protect our common good and shared vision for a democratic Malaysia.

I believe that with this party lies the future of this country.

This is indeed our moment of truth.

Thank You.

Nurul Izzah Anwar

MP Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

23 September 2010

Attachment:

My Official Position on Party Elections

Nurul Izzah Anwar

17 September 2010

“I am happy that KEADILAN is going through direct elections, which is a true reflection of our national election process.

Our 400,000 members is a microcosm of the 11 million Malaysian registered voters whose aspirations are expressed in the mandate given to elected leaders through a fair and free election process.

The entire nation is watching on how we conduct our party’s democratic process, as it would be an indicator of how we will govern the nation once given the opportunity.

Therefore, I call upon all candidates to demonstrate their leadership and responsibility in ensuring that party elections become an example for the nation.

A true democratic process welcomes divergent views and a contest of ideas between candidates.

A healthy election happens when we evaluate the ideas presented instead of focusing exclusively on a candidate’s personality.

Let us hear about ideas and solutions from the candidates on how to move the nation forward.

Let us not make the mistake of looking at the messenger only without reflecting on the message.

Let it be about substance not mere form.

Once we have all passed through the rigors and excitement of campaigning, we should close ranks and stand united with our newly elected leaders to bring change and build a Better Malaysia.

Let the party elections become a party-building exercise for our members and a national confidence-building effort for all Malaysians.”

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THE FMT STORY HERE

SORRY, NO POST YESTERDAY.

I suppose I am getting back what I dished out those yesteryears as a school teacher: Why are you late? Where is the homework you owe me? When is the school fees due? How many times this year you are telling me your grandpa passed away?

These were the sms I got this morning: Why no post yesterday? Not well ah? Notebook kaput? Car repair whole day meh?

Actually none of the above.

Yesterday was a bitter sweet day.

The sweet part was that Raja Azman was acquitted and discharged of those two charges against him. I was in seventh heaven, thanks to Chandra and Amarjit, true friends and champions of the oppressed. In the evening I was looking forward to hari raya dinner with my immediate neighbor Shah and Sophie, their son Danny (blogger Kerp) and wife Mollie, Zeff (TMI columnist) and wife Norlie, Suzy (minus hubby Khairi).

I did not blog yesterday because I did not want to spoil yesterday with the bitter part:


That is, Nurul being questioned by the police because some puteri perkasa village idiot made a police report on her being seditious. I am beginning to wonder how speedily the police act on idiots complaints. However, I was not going to worry about Nurul. Chances are this gutsy lass may even do most of the interrogating!!!! Just you wait.

The more bitter and most unexpected was of course Tuan Dr Syed Husin Ali’s coming into the Deputy President’s contest with allegation that Zaid Ibrahim Common Policy Platform was not entirely his. I do remember Zaid took off for six weeks to work on this. I considered myself privileged that I was given a copy of the framework.



It takes a lot to rile this man and I think he was incensed with this uncalled for allegation from no less a personage than the former Deputy President.

DANG! LET HIM WHO IS NOT A SINNER CAST THE FIRST STONE!

AND

IS THIS HOW THIS CAMPAIGN IS HEADING?

DOWNWARDS?

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READ HARIS'S "MISCHIEVOUS" QUESTION HERE

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TUESDAY'S PICK - 05

YESTERDAY I had decided to include Syed Akbar Ali’s posting “The one and only problem” in my TUESDAY’S PICK . It is not now possible as “Visiting this site may harm your computer.” However, let me volunteer the gist of Syed’s post. He bemoans the sad fact that despite all the help, the ATTITUDE of recipients have resulted as wasted effort. A teacher of mine Tan Teik Hooi of St Xavier’s gave us this advice. I have during my teaching years, and later as a trainer, drummed this into my students and seminar participants this same adage:

It will be your ATTITUDE and not just your APTITUDE

that will decide on the ALTITUDE you want to achieve.

As such I can relate to Syed Akbar Ali’s apprehensions. I have shared mee-rebus at Maria’s table with Syed. I was honored when he autographed for me his “Club of Doom”.

I take this occasion to post his good friend Raja Petra’s take on his posting:

Yes, Syed, I agree with you that the Malays need help. But it is not the kind of help that you are thinking about. The help the Malays need is to help them free their minds from outdated religious superstition and from the belief in folklore and myths, which they have accepted as the indisputable word of God.

MUST CONTINUE HERE.


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While MACC has framed the note as Beng Hock’s suicide note, I find it too far to be so, at least semantically in Chinese. .... They must be badly advised by someone lousy translator to mean “Good bye”. And MACC jumped on it and turned the simple status update note as a suicide note. What a fatal mistake.

If it were indeed a suicide note and Beng Hock indeed wanted to bid his final farewell, he would use the term (“farewell forever”) or even 来生再 (“see you in the next world/life”), as any typical Malaysian Chinese would.

THE REST HERE

SHE SAID, HE SAID....


Nurul Izzah:My Position On The Party Elections

NURUL IZZAH ANWAR
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, LEMBAH PANTAI
17 SEPTEMBER 2010

SHE SAID:

I make this statement to indicate my official position on the Parti KEADILAN Rakyat elections.

I am happy that KEADILAN is going through direct elections, which is a true reflection of our national election process.

Our 400,000 members is a microcosm of the 11 million Malaysian registered voters whose aspirations are expressed in the mandate given to elected leaders through a fair and free election process.

The entire nation is watching on how we conduct our party’s democratic process, as it would be an indicator of how we will govern the nation once given the opportunity.

Therefore, I call upon all candidates to demonstrate their leadership and responsibility in ensuring that party elections become an example for the nation.

A true democratic process welcomes divergent views and a contest of ideas between candidates.

A healthy election happens when we evaluate the ideas presented instead of focusing exclusively on a candidate’s personality.

Let us hear about ideas and solutions from the candidates on how to move the nation forward.

Let us not make the mistake of looking at the messenger only without reflecting on the message.

Let it be about substance not mere form.

Once we have all passed through the rigors and excitement of campaigning, we should close ranks and stand united with our newly elected leaders to bring change and build a better Malaysia.

Let the party elections become a party-building exercise for our members and national confidence-building effort for all Malaysians.


NIK NAZMI….PKR COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR.

PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has dismissed Zaid Ibrahim's pledge to become a loyal deputy to the party president as a mere gimmick.

HE SAID:

“Now, the latest gimmick is to return (the) president's power. Hopefully he will also have more organisational discipline and collective responsibility,” said Nik Nazmi on his Twitter page.

Nik Nazmi's retort comes just hours after Zaid Ibrahim pledgedto become party president Dr Wan Azizah Ismail's deputy and help her exercise her legitimate authority, in a posting on his blog.

(IF I REMEMBER RIGHT: In 2007 DSAI offered himself to contest for the President’s post against Kak Wan and one Abdul Rahman Othman. He later withdrew and the Presidency went to Kak Wan. )

Earlier in his blogpost on 9 September he wrote:

Positive campaigning should be encouraged. How can democracy flourish when it’s frowned upon? It’s ironic that some people who spoke against Keadilan’s campaign guidelines are now complaining that there is too much campaigning in the party!

On the other hand, there are bound to be incidences when certain candidates fall victim to various insinuations. In cases like this, any evidence of wrongdoing or breach of ethics should be forwarded to the party’s Election Committee, which in turn must be above-board in discharging its duties in every case.

Most importantly, all members must get behind whoever is elected as the party’s leaders. Our ultimate goal is to win freedom and prosperity for all Malaysians and that can only come through a Pakatan Rakyat federal government.

I believe this is what all the candidates in Keadilan’s election want. I pledge to support our new-line up, and hope that my fellow members will do the same.

Not only is the future of our party, but that of Malaysia is at stake.

My friend flyer168 always ends his comments: You be the judge.

Yes, you be the judge!

Monday, September 20, 2010

SPOT ON ZAID!

ADMIRABLY SAID
AS A FUTURE DEPUTY PRESIDENT,
UNLIKE ANOTHER DEPUTY PRESIDENT
WHO RUBBISHED HIS PRESIDENT WITH HIS
"I AM MALAY FIRST AND MALAYSIAN NEXT".

STORY HERE