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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dr Karim Mansor protest pig farm project: Let the photo do the talking

UMNO and Barisan Nasional lost power in the State of Selangor and Tanjung Sepat assemblyman Datuk Dr Karim Mansor make U-turn and objected to pig farming project which he himself was instrumental in initializing

When UMNO and Barisan Nasional lost power in the State of Selangor, Tanjung Sepat assemblyman Datuk Dr Karim Mansor and former Kampung Tumbuk village head Mohd Tarmudi objected strongly to the project. (This is unverified and from memory, but if I remembered correctly there were also reports of them taking part in demonstrations against the pig farm project, but you have to do your own research as I am unable to locate the source of those reports. Not sure if it was only Mohd Tarmudi who took part in the demonstration or both of them).

MCA Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng claimed Datuk Dr Karim Mansor and Mohd Tarmudi were part of former committee for pig farming project

According to theStar Online, MCA (Malaysia Chinese Association) Traditional Agriculture and Agro Based Industry Bureau chairman, Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng, had come out in the open to disclose that "Tanjung Sepat assemblyman Datuk Dr Karim Mansor and former Kampung Tumbuk village head Mohd Tarmudi were part of the committee that went on a trip to Germany to study the technology to be used in the project.

Source:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/16/nation/20965895&sec=nation


It is tough to make heads or tails of going on’s in Malaysia now after the March 8 "political tsunami" with all kinds of conflicting reports, but as the saying goes, a photo is worth a trillion words (own version), so let the photo do the talking:

Selangor Umno leader and Tanjung Sepat state assemblyperson Dr Karim Mansor posing next to a pig-pen with a thumbs-up sign while in Germany.
Photo of Selangor Umno leader and Tanjung Sepat state assemblyperson Dr Karim Mansor posing next to a pig-pen (thumbs-up sign) in Germany courtesy of Malaysiakini


Source of photo which Malaysiakini said was released by the new Selangor Government:
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/81418

Dr Karim Mansor, if I remember the reports correctly, was part of a group that went on a "study tour" to Germany and other countries. The new State Agriculture, Modernization, Natural Resources Management and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman, Yaakob Sapari Yaakob even disclose they have photographs countless other pictures of Dr Karim of him in Amsterdam and also at the Eiffel Tower in France that could be made public. Now just what does Eiffel Tower and Amsterdam has to do with pig farming? Perhaps Dr Karim Mansor is speculating that rearing pigs at higher altitude may lead to healthier pigs?

Source:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/16/nation/20965895&sec=nation


This is another piece of information of which I am unable to trace the source, and you will have to do your research, but there had been reports of Karim telling Utusan Malaysia on April 7 that the project would cause problems because the Malay-Muslim majority district of Kuala Langat will look like a pig-farming district.

In favor of project when in power and object to project when not in power. "Head" or "tail", I don't know. You tell me.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha..... what a stupid ass Dr. Karim Mansor was. HA HA HA .... THAT'S A VERY CUTE PICTURE IT IS... HA HA HA ... Just can't help myself stop lol .

Anonymous said...

Hypocrite...BIG time!

Anonymous said...

This Dr Karim Mansor is indeed a big hypocrite in opposing the pig farm project by the new Selangor state govt while endorsing it when the previous BN govt initiated it. Let the picture do the talking to expose this big hypocrite who with UMNO and Utusan scumbags are exploiting the issue on religious grounds and missing the whole environmental perspective of it!

Johnny Ong said...

well, the mainstream media is controlled by the ruling party. what more can be said when they pen everything and determine the storyline

yatim said...

They just making fool of them selves. These UMNO guys have not self-respect or moral standing. All they care is about money and power. In the pig farming issue it is really sickening to notice their sandiwara. I just hope and pray the Malays in S'gor and in M'sia take note of these pariahs act and not to fall for their racial tactics. They lie right through their ass.

Anonymous said...

Hye, i think it is a bit harsh to jump into a conclusion in this matter. As what has been explained by Dr. Karim Mansor, quoting from

http://www.nst.com.my/Tuesday/National/2214009/Article/index_html

the key message that he is trying to deliver is to have a balance between two parties ie farmers and the local residents. I would like to point out that he did not object the project but rather the location and accumulation of it.

in short, its the "buffer" that we are trying to find here.

just my two pence.

Anonymous said...

GILA BABI !!!

Peter said...

Hi Anonymous,

Unfortunately there are so many anonymous, I cannot address the exact one. I can only specify the anonymous who tried to defend Dr. Karim and who quoted NST. I hope he/she will accept me calling him/her Anonymous NST and not take any offence, for no offence is intended.

Now I have been stressing time and again that I am not a trained journalist, do not have the resources available to journalists to check facts (eg. archives), but I don't remember Dr. Karim ever saying that he was referring to location or buffer when Dr. Karim and Khir Toyo, the son of an immigrant who have more rights than the Babas and Nyonas who were here, I think, 100's of years ago. It was only AFTER evidences of their connections with the initiation of the project that there came this U-turn.

Pleas help me. Please point out where I am wrong so I can correct myself.

Unfortunately, Mr. Anonymous NST, I have no way of reaching you, so do not know if this message would ever reach you. But I certainly hope it would for you most likely knows more about Dr. Karim than I do.

A blogger who don't like U-turn politicians

Alan said...

Dr Karim Mansor is the kind of politician UMNO has been breeding all this years...a hypocrite of the highest level...he doesn't even deserve the prefix on his name...

BTW, he's not the only one who's a hypocrite...the entire UMNO is just like him...rotten scumbags...

Kudos to Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng (MCA) for being brave enough not to defend a hypocrite eventhough he's from BN...I hope BN does punish you like what they did to Datuk Sothinathan (Teluk Kemang) a few years ago, for merely speaking the truth...BN can only continue to win if there are more truthful people like you...

As for Dr Karim Mansor, I sincerely hope BN expel him immediately as he is good for nothing but gangrenous to BN...

Anonymous said...

With this mentality, macam mana dia orang mau compete di arena international.

Also ingin tanya macam mana dia dapt dia punya Doctorate / Doctor / apa apa saja lah ? mungkin Uni' kesian dengan dia , tak dak peluang pass lagi dan sudah tua baru bagi dia ini gelaran ...

Anonymous said...

wey ... terok gile pemikiran korang ni ... anonymous2 semue .. bile korang tnegok kat gmbr tu..tak smestinye korang tau ape cerite di sebalik gmbr tu kan ?? jgn buat spekulasi sendiri boleh??

n for the last anonymous yg ask about how he get his doctor tu ...

dye dpat doctor after dye blajar kat u satu mse dulu .. bukan mcm ape yg awk dakwa..

"mungkin Uni' kesian dengan dia , tak dak peluang pass lagi dan sudah tua baru bagi dia ini gelaran ..."

salah dakwaan awak tu..