Sunday, September 21, 2008



An Earthquake victim hold Chinese Flag upside-down during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic as a signal of “Nation in Distress” due to the earthquake. China is more open than Malaysia!




Anonymous said...

Zorro Sir,

I think you are pushing your luck too far, sir.

As a wise old man, you can contribute more to the country by being a free man than getting yourself "inside".

Or is it for the glamour?

Best regards.

zorro said...

If you think I am pushing my luck, you have missed this by miles.
If you think that it is glamour to be have missed the context of sustainability of the effort we are all focused on.
But I thank you for your concern. I will continue to be careful as long as we dont lose focus of what we have set out to do. Peace brother.

Anonymous said...

Love the pun intended
on the distressed flag i blog this below on aug 20

"If I hold the flag and am upside down i will get distressed from too much blood going to my head and my flag will be wrong side up in sync with my distress I suppose. Does that make me evil?

I love my screwed up (pun intended too) BolehLand and i fly the jalur gemilang in my home. but this year i noticed five of the strips seemed to turn blue on its own after march 8 and the rest is getting blueish... my flag seems to have a life of its own. it must be telling me something...does it make me evil or is my flag evil?"


nash said...


Anonymous said...

This article revealed Dr Mahathir’s breathtaking hypocrisy. He lamented that race relations were deteriorating under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi without even considering that it is the culture of Umno, which he himself engendered, which is responsible for Umno’s racist and bigoted actions.

Racial division in Malaysia today emanates from one source only and that is - Umno.

Surely it was the fact that people of different races and religions were willing to unite which resulted in the unprecedented gains for the Opposition in the Mar 8 elections. In fact, the races have never been more united in Malaysian history.

Yes, there is a long way to go, but there has been a palpable sea of change. Race relations only apparently “deteriorate” when Umno instigates it using the media, religious government authorities and the police. The recent ISA arrests of 3 individuals under the pretext of national security and race relations were utterly disingenuous and could only be described as a synthetic charade.

When Dr Mahathir took over power, he emphasised Ketuanan Melayu. Racial division became the modus operandi of BN during his tenure. It was Dr Mahathir who in fact gloated that Umno could rule Malaysia without non-Malay support. So much for promoting racial harmony and Bangsa Malaysia.

Dr Mahathir inculcated the idea that non-Malays must accept the discrimination in the country if they wanted to prosper and live peacefully.

He rewrote Malaysian history, selectively applied the 1957 constitution and encouraged a racist agenda in the civil service reinforced by institutions such as Biro Tatanegara. Nevermind if the majority of the Umno bigwigs were not pure Malay, as long as they claimed to be Malay and were recognised as such, they could be leaders.

It explains why Dr Mahathir, whose Indian ancestors came to Malaysia little over 100 years ago, could volubly claim to be ‘indigenous’ but yet consider Baba Chinese in Melaka who have been here for almost 600 years as “orang asing”.

This is ‘Mahathirism’ in short - a Machiavellian ploy to exploit race and religion for financial gain and power. Dr Mahathir is shameless in his duplicity and the only reason why he was able to succeed was because he was a leader of a feudally minded people who were economically and educationally backward.

His Machiavellian psychological ploy was to engender a tongkat mentality in the Malay community to make them loyal to Umno.

Dr Mahathir was able to bring about a semblance of unity and economic progress during his tenure due to his dictatorial grip on all institutions of governance.

He was willing to share the wealth with the leaders of BN component parties as long as they acquiesced to his Ketuanan Melayu stipulation. It is no surprise that MCA and MIC leaders became immensely rich but had to sell out their communities as part of the deal.

It was only a matter of time that we would see Mahathirism unravel because it was based on a lie and was becoming economically, socially and politically untenable. Anwar Ibrahim’s sacking was a symptom of this. This led to the haemorrhage of support from Umno to PAS and PKR.

In order the stem the loss, Dr Mahathir, the arch secularist in a cynical and unconstitutional manner, declared Malaysia an ‘Islamic state’ to steal the thunder, as it were, from PAS. This further divided Malaysian communities as there was now a rivalry between PAS and Umno for Islamic credentials leaving non-Muslims confounded and alienated.

Badawi’s team saw this as an opportunity to wrest power from Dr Mahathir and seduced the rakyat with promises to end Mahathrism i.e. crony politics, police corruption, judicial corruption and religious and racial polarisation.

The gullible rakyat responded by giving BN and Umno an unprecedented level of support in the 2004 elections. However, Abdullah squandered this opportunity to reform governance in Malaysia by reneging on his promises.

The overwhelming support seemed to make Umno even more arrogant to the extent that it actually put into practise the notion that it did not need other parties or communities to rule.

This explains the arrogant and politically naive rhetoric by Khairy about Penang needing a Malay chief minister, the brandishing of the keris by Hishamuddin Hussein at the Umno general assembly, the demolition of a Chinese temple in Penang and the escalation in Hindu temple demolitions.

We recall that at the Umno conference which was held on Deepavali day, a delegate had the audacity to say that the temple issue was a ’small matter’. Khairy then went on to make his infamous speech about Indian news vendors “who controlled the business” not distributing his father-in-law’s speech because they chose to go on holiday.

This was just the tip of the iceberg of a cumulative set of events from 2004 till now which have left Malaysians feeling bitterly short-changed and cheated by Abdullah.

I personally believe that Umno is not capable of reform under Abdullah, a man who has never been known to stand for anything other than being a ‘Mr Nice Guy’. His promises for reform were at best well intentioned. The landslide win in 2004 made Umno think that they already had a winning formula and so why rock the boat and change?

Well, Mar 8 saw the rakyat waking up and bringing about change which they had been yearning for. The multiracial opposition smashed the psychological two-thirds majority of BN without any violent racial conflagration as a consequence.

It was a cathartic event for all Malaysians. It demolished the self -serving Mahathir mantra that a two-thirds majority was required for political stability. In fact, people began for the first time to see BN majority rule as a liability.

Umno does not appear to have learnt anything . It still behaves like a “one man show” when it cannot afford to do so. MIC and MCA are lame duck parties which are incresingly seeing the wisdom of distancing themselves from Abdullah’s Umno, which arrogantly pushed them aside when they won with a landslide in 2004.

Umno is now riddled with hopeless division and scrambling for power that it does not seem to realise that it is weak and needs to build up multi- racial support, otherwise it is as good as dead in the long run.

The current irrational actions by Umno to arrest people under ISA under bogus excuses betrays a pathetic mindset which sees the Malays as tools to be manipulated for Umno’s own self-serving ends.

Malays know that it was an Umno warlord who uttered racist comments against the Chinese, yet the journalist who reported it was arrested.

Malays now know that Khir Toyo's allegations were the pretext for Teresa Kok's ISA incarceration. The mosque in question has categorically said that Teresa was not involved in the azan petition and that the low volume of the azan was due to a technical fault.

Malays know from reading Raja Petra’s blog that he has always stood for justice and Islamic values. The arrests have further undermined Abdullah. It would appear that Abdullah’s administration is in complete disarray and this is in no small way is due to his utter incompetence.

To be fair to Abdullah, he inherited the rot which Dr Mahathir had set in motion. I would go as far as to say that Dr Mahathir is to be blamed for all the nonsense we are witnessing now. Abdullah’s fault lies in his inability to reform Mahathirism.

Malaysia and Umno needs Mahathir now

toyolbuster said...

We are what we are today mainly becos of people like Anon3.12pm. But do you think we deserve all this just becos people like anon3.12pm allow ourselves to be incarcerated by the pirates of carryBN. To these scared shit people, there are so many things that we can't do in our lives, living in the 21st century. What is so damn wrong to fly a flag upside down to demonstrate that we are in distress. But the fact is, Sheih and RPK are locked up for revealing the truth about the FELLA and his cohorts. Thats where its hurting them most. And when its hurting, we don't stop till they ROT. comprendez vous.
Thanks Zorro and comrades, for giving us hope. We Shall Overcome.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Zorro..I agree with you fully. We must show those bastards that the nation is in distress. Jailing our kickdefella....will never dampened our struggle. I must salute you..its people like you that can put continuous pressure on the powers to be that we are not cowards. We shall not be frightened by such abuse of the rule of law...we must continue our struggle...

artic turban said...

Ruyom I agree on all your points except the last bit about mahathir, Malaysia and we need mahathir like the plague, it will be a deathknell for this country.

here is a point i made at mustafa blog space and i think it is relevant to whats being said here,
here is a comment I posted at
regarding his post which read
When do man-made laws outlive their shelf-lives?
regarding SMEGAL

my comment.....
I think you got this word wrong or mistyped it by mistake,
'True, as the honorable minister observed, there are still people who play the ‘race card’ and sensitive issues'

There is not one 'honorable' bone in this albar character, if he was ' honorable' he wouldn't have lied to the public by passing the buck or blaming the police for the ISA ARRESTS. It is a well known fact the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS has to sign off on ALL ISA ARRESTS AND RELEASES, So what honor are you talking about, In any other first world country, if a minister was caught mouthing such dishonorable blatant lies they would be crucified,and asked to resign, but it seems our politicans have crocodile hides and are shameless, greater men have been crucified for less.
On another point, lets all stop beating around the bush and put all our cards on the table, lets be blatantly clear about ' WHO ARE THE ACTUAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE 'RACE CARD & sensitive issues' FROM THE BEGINING' with impunity, Lets call a 'SPADE A SPADE' and not lie to ourselves. UMNO IS THE ENTITY WHICH HAS PLAYED THE 'RACE CARD and state issues are sensitive' ALWAYS. NO TWO WORDS ABOUT IT, from the annals of Malaysian history, harun idris was famous for it, till our latest bigot AHMAD ISMAIL, not forgetting Najib and cousin hissamudin along the way with their keris waving antics, if this is not inciting terror than what is?. Stop insulting our intelligence. Everytime the govt wants to pull peoples' attention away from some scandal or issue, 'which at times is created by over-zelous "little napoleans" they play up the race card. it is the tried and tested mantra of umno. If this is unacceptable, than sir your views are as blinkered, blinded and deaf to the truth. What the whole country knows inclusive of my std 4 twins, which they have experienced first hand in the form of racial discrimination at the hands of our civil servant school teachers, doesn't seem to dawn on the senses on those who practise it, why have the BTN than? what purpose does it serve?, WHOSE WHOLE CHARTER IS TO INCITE AND INSTILL RACIAL DISCRIMNATION IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. So in conclusion what do we draw from these propoganda tepuk dada and jaguh kampung mentality statements plus don't forget, umno is famous for coming out with SLOGANS. It has been policy of the UMNO led govt, to incite and provoke racial disharmony whlist mouthing otherwise, so they can hold on to power by hook or by crook. This has nothing to do about NEP OR KETUANAN MELAYU OR WHATNOT, IT IS ABOUT POWER OF THE WARLORD TO STRIP MINE THE COUNTRY OF ITS RICHES TO LINE THE POCKETS OF A SELECTIVE FEW WARLORDS, pure and simple, so these politicians should stop all these putar belit and snake oil sales pitches, people are sick and tired of the same-O same-O political doubletalk BS. If you find my comment too hard to swallow than I apologise as I am a guest to your house as in your blogspace, but I will not apologise for the truth as it is. History has taught us well, a nation led by corrupt officials can survive only as long as its people have enough to eat and content, but the moment this is affected, pack your bags politicians and run for your lives, greater nations and dynasties have collapsed for less.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

On this International Peace Day
Let us all without further delay
Find solutions to make peace stay
Otherwise there'll be too high a price to pay

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 210908
Sun. 21st Sept. 2008.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you fully Ben. By showing those buggers that the nation is in distress when it is really true, it is nothing wrong.

Locking up and trying to put fear in our kickdefella....will never dampened our struggle. I salute you and all our friends the unsung heroes who continuously are putting pressure on the powers to be thro the cyberworld.

We are not cowards and will NEVER be frightened by such abuse of the rule of law.

We shall continue our struggle...

selvaraja somiah

lucia said...

i'm one of those few who disagree with sheih's decision to fly the flag upside down but i respect his decision and reasoning, and i don't think his call for flying the flag upside down deserved for him to be arrested! well if you read the blog of 'tulang besi' he said the reason of his arrest (flying the flag upside down) is just a red herrring. the real reason had something to do with his latest post re: nik azia.

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

Ain't we glad to see "Kickdefella" was in high spirits after his release ? Dia macam perli dan ejek polis dan buat bodohwi semacam budak kecil.Sheik loves the " lokap" food!

Bloggers do not fear intimidation , bloggers are a different breed .
Most of us convey the messages of the people .
Jailing the messengers is wrong.
Now, flying the national flag upside down is wrong .
Flying the national flag the correct way is also wrong !

We say it is wrong to have the ISA.
bn gov. say it is right to have the ISA.
We say Islam cannot have the ISA.
bn gov. say ...nothing

So who is wrong?

Anonymous said...

That little boy with the flag reversed enlighten us. Those with
narrow and unsound mindsets should rethink why Shieh did the same. The PM should feel sorry to get the police to detain Shieh SHAME ON PDRM.

Anonymous said...

The national flag is the symbol of our sovereignty. You want to protest anything, do it via the ballot box.

Anonymous said...

correction -

To be fair to Abdullah, he inherited the rot which Dr Mahathir had set in motion. I would go as far as to say that Dr Mahathir is to be blamed for all the nonsense we are witnessing now. Abdullah’s fault lies in his inability to reform Mahathirism.

Malaysia and Umno needs Mahathir now like the proverbial hole in the head.

Anonymous said...

hey moron, you dont get to vote for a earthquake,but we do get to vote for the creeps the screw us up.werent you the generation that let that happen and now trying to make ammends ? fat chance

zorro said...

aNON11:44pm:What soverignty? Have always voted opposition. Have you forgotten 8 March? I spoke publicly at ceremahs. You? Now get down from that high donkey you have been riding and walk with us.

Prochina: Have never voted for the creeps even when I was in that generation. As to amends no time for that....more time dedicated to whack those who mumble and grumble and hide behind prochina nics. No you do not deserve a beer from me....not even Chinese beer.

Anon10:34pm: The guy above (prochina) has not got it, or has lost it...what do you think? Can or not you reform him?

Anonymous said...

upside down the flag may get yourself ISAed ! ok, no masalah... shall inside-out my underwear & shirt = DISTRESS !!