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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pakatan Rakyat Selangor Annual Convention 2010

The PR (Pakatan Rakyat) Selangor Annual Convention 2010 on the 7th March 2010 will be held from 8.00 am - 5.00 pm at the Dewan Jubli Perak, Shah Alam:

Dewan Jubli Perak, Sultan Abdul Aziz

Location map of Dewan Jubli Perak, Shah Alam, Selangor

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Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow, Sabah and Sarawak

The People's Parliament is taking the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Roadshow to Sabah and Sarawak.


Date: March 13, 2010, Saturday

Venue: Beverly Hotel, Lorong Kemajaun

6.00pm-6.50pm: Registration

7.00pm-7.30pm: Federation of Malaysia 20 point Agreement by Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Gapari Kitingan

7.30pm-7.40pm: Q & A

7.45pm-8.15pm: How the Federation has failed Sabahans by Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Gapari Kitingan

8.20pm-8.40pm: Screening of the “Perak Crisis”

8.45pm-9.00pm: Refreshment break

9.00pm-9.30pm: Are we a nation in distress? Where did we go wrong? by Haris Ibrahim

9.30pm-10.15pm: This is our home. We care. We want to make it better by Dr Chong Eng Leong, Hasbeemasputera and Jayanath Appudurai

10.15-11pm: Q & A

Location map, Beverly Hotel, Lorong Kemajaun, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Date: March 14, 2010, Sunday

Venue: Harbourview Hotel, Lorong Temple

1.00pm-2.00pm: Registration

2.00pm-2.30pm: Federation of Malaysia 18 point Agreement by Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Gapari Kitingan

2.30pm-2.40pm: Q & A

2.45pm-3.15pm: How the Federation has failed Sarawakians by Encik Baru Bian

3.15pm-3.25pm: Q & A

3.30pm-3.50pm: Screening of the “Perak Crisis”

3.50pm-4.10pm: Refreshment break

4.10pm-4.40pm: Are we a nation in distress? Where did we go wrong? by Haris Ibrahim and Cobbold John

4.40pm-5.25pm: This is our home. We care. We want to make it better by YB Voon Lee Shan, Flora Peter and Jayanath Appudurai

5.30pm-6.15pm: Q & A

Location map, Harbourview Hotel, Lorong Temple, Kuching, Sarawak

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Friday, February 26, 2010

This is real funny and really effective, please read

Wish I can talk and write like that, but quite satisfied that someone else have that ability, so the tiniest thing I can do (power of 1, 1 tiny action that don't cost me a penny but can bring lots of good, - link love not sexual kind) and hoping to drive at least 1 surfer over Three blind mice’ to Washington went. (I guarantee you will enjoy it if you understand what the writer wrote, and I think that is not difficult. However, you may need some background knowledge. Currently I am way past my bedtime and so I do the easiest and fastest way, Google "Anwar Ibrahim" or Sodomy or Sodomy 2. Otherwise, just read RPK's (Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Raja is Prince) Malaysian Circus goes to Washington

If not enough, here is one more that I hope can help: Speak our for Anwar Ibrahim's sake. It seems lots of Foreign embassies people at his trial and I wondered why.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Muhyiddin Yassin illegal Deputy Prime Minister

This MoooHeDin fellow,

Muhyiddin Yassin, illegal Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

if we go according to the judgement of that 5 judges who do not know the law and the Malaysian and Perak Constitutions and who do not know English (they do not know the the plural of counsel is also counsel and not counsels), is an illegal Deputy Prime Minister:

5 stupid judges who do not understand law and know their Constitution

This is because they ruled that the Perak Constitution did not expressedly (or expressly) provide for a vote of no confidence to remove the rightful Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak, Nizar Jamalludin.

Thus it follows that this cow Minister should resign from his illegal Deputy Prime Minister post as this post has not been provided by the Malaysian Constitution and his position is thus illegal and untenable.

Here are the names and photos of the five judges:

"Abdul Hamid Embong, Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, Arifin Zakaria, Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff, Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin"

Federal Court Judge Abdul Hamid Embong

Federal Court Judge Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff

Remember them well. They are the one who mutilated the Constitution and make way for an Absolute Monarchy where the Sultan can dismiss their Menteri Besar at will and the Agong can sack the Prime Minister as he wish.

Muhyiddin: Do you want a cow for a Prime Minister?

This i Muhyiddin Yassin, the current Deputy Prime Minister and the antithesis of Najib's 1Malaysia. His name is better spelled as MoooHeDin, Mooo as the cry of a cow or a buffalo and din as in noise pollution.

While his boss is busy doing public relations and his 1Malaysia, MoooheDin is spouting the opposite, probably playing to the extremist Malay-Muslim crowd and hoping to displace his boss and become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Let us hope he does not succeed.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia crystallizing - hallmark of a PRM politician

First there was this Pakatan Rakyat's Common Policies Framework & People's Consensus. Then the Registra of Society added Malaysia to PR (Pakatan Rakyat), thus becoming PRM (Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia)

Now Anwar listed the hallmark of a PRM politician which is a thousand and one mile better than the bankrupt and corrupted UMBO/BN politicians:

"leaders in Pakatan must be clean and upright in financial dealings"

"They are not to ask for contracts for their family or friends, nor take land that does not belong to them"

"Integrity is their paramount quality"

"disdain for stances on issues that would pit one race against another, or one religion against another"

"No Pakatan leader is exclusively a leader of his own race. He is that and more"

Pakatan Rakyat's Common Policies Framework and People's Consensus

Here are the PR (Pakatan Rakyat) now called PRM (Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia)'s list of its Common Policies Framework headings and sub-headings, and People's Consensus. It is a long read. Suggest you read the headings, then jump to People's Consensus:

Common Policies Framework

  1. Transparent and Genuine Democracy
    1. Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law
    2. Separation of Powers
    3. A Clean, Free and Fair Electoral System
  2. Driving a High Performance, Sustainable and Equitable Economy
    1. High-Performance Economy
    2. Democratic and Transparent Economy
    3. Decentralisation and the Empowerment of the State Economic Management
    4. Affirmative Action Policies based on Need
    5. Labour
    6. Social Safety Net
    7. Housing
    8. Infrastructure and Public Facilities
    9. Environment
    10. Sustainable Growth and Green Development
  3. Social Justice and Human Development
    1. Unity and Social Justice
    2. Religion
    3. Education
    4. Women and the Family
    5. Youth
    6. Security
    7. Healthcare
    8. Culture
  4. Federal-State Relationship and Foreign Policy
    1. The Federal System
    2. Sabah and Sarawak
    3. Foreign Policy

  1. Transparent and Genuine Democracy
    1. Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law
    2. The Federal Constitution is the manifestation of the aspirations and hopes of the independent Malaysian people. Within it, the fundamental rights of every citizen including rights to religion, language, citizenship and culture are fully guaranteed. Therefore, Pakatan Rakyat commits to uphold the spirit and provisions of the Federal Constitution. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Defend the Federal Constitution, Islam as the religion of the Federation while other religions can be practiced peacefully anywhere in the country and protecting the special position of the Malays and the indigenous peoples anywhere including Sabah and Sarawak, and the legitimate interests of other races in accordance to Article 153. 2.Defend the role and responsibility of the institution of Constitutional Monarchy. 3.Uphold the use of Bahasa Melayu in accordance to Article 152 of the Constitution and promote Bahasa Melayu as the regional lingua franca, while protecting and strengthening the use of mother tongue languages for all races. 4.Abolish the Internal Security Act and other laws that allow for detention without trial while simultaneously propose that all existing emergency declarations are rescinded. 5.Abolish or amend all other oppressive laws and regulations that are repressive and contravene fundamental rights. 6.Guarantee the spirit of Federalism and a just relationship between the Federation and states especially Sabah and Sarawak.
    3. Separation of Powers
    4. The effectiveness of the democratic system is dependent on the proper implementation of separation of powers. The integrity of a government is dependent on the independence, credibility and legitimacy of its institutions that have been entrusted to ensure checks and balances between the branches of the executive, judicial and legislative. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Restore the integrity of the judicial system and guarantee transparency and full independence of the Judicial Appointment Commission. 2.Restructure the workings in Parliament to make it more transparent, democratic and able to perform its role to check and balance. 3.Guarantee the direct accountability to Parliament of bodies such as the Election Commission, Anti-Corruption Commission, Human Rights Commission, Petronas, Khazanah and others. 4.Ensure that the appointment of positions such as the Inspector General of Police, the Attorney General, the Anti-Corruption Commissioner and the Auditor General requires the approval of Parliament. 5.Create a National Ombudsman Department. 6.Strengthen local government democracy and democratically enhance the competency and effectiveness of the delivery system and guarantee transparency at all levels. 7.Free all media, amend the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, enact a Freedom of Information Act and ensure Internet freedom. 8.Enhance the performance of public service sector and ensure the welfare of its members. Ensure that the institution remains independent and able to perform its responsibilities competently. 9.Empower and enhance civil society. Increase the participation of people through dialogues and consultations
    5. A Clean, Free and Fair Electoral System
    The tarnished electoral system must be restored of its integrity. The sovereign power of the people to choose the country’s leadership must be defended from any defects that allows for manipulation. Therefore it is important for us to review all the relevant electoral laws. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Enable all citizens age 18 and above to vote via automatic registration. 2.Eliminate all weaknesses in the electoral system by cleaning the electoral roll; abolish postal votes for voters within the country, ensure all citizens outside the country can vote; and introduce the use of indelible ink. 3.Ensure the media provides political parties fair and just space, reasonable campaign period and a clean and free election process. 4.Re-delineate constituencies to mirror the principle of One Citizen, One Vote in order to guarantee a more fair and just representation. 5.Grant political parties campaign expenditures based on the percentages of votes in general elections. 6.Enact more effective laws to punish candidates or political parties that are involved in corruption or vote-buying practices.
  2. Driving a High Performance, Sustainable and Equitable Economy
  3. Pakatan Rakyat is determined to create a national economy with high performance and sustainable growth. To ensure national competitiveness, it is critical that effective distribution of national resources and wealth in key and strategic fields or sectors of the economy. Stimulating local investment and generating strong domestic demand as well as attracting continuous foreign direct investments will foster an economy that is progressive and resilient. Pakatan Rakyat is committed to create a ‘People’s Economy’ to ensure prosperity and wealth generated will be reaped by people of all classes. Whilst reducing the gap between rich and poor, as well as overcoming the disparity of development between regions, as a consequence of mismanagement that failed to prioritise the interests of the majority.
    1. High-Performance Economy
    2. The basis of a high-performance economy is a workforce that is knowledge-based, competent and highly-skilled. Pakatan Rakyat will provide all necessary investment to produce a high-productivity workforce in order to boost high-added value in national economic activities. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Guarantee opportunities of higher education and training based on competency are provided in all service, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. 2.Ensure every worker who wants to improve his or her skills is given an opportunity to obtain continuous training to enhance productivity. 3. Encourage citizens who are professionals and skilled living overseas to return home by creating a professional and attractive work environment.
    3. Democratic and Transparent Economy
    4. Pakatan Rakyat is committed to implement policies to ensure management of the economy is free from corruption, abuse of power and cronyism in order to enhance accountability, transparency and good governance. Corrupt practices and abuse of power has dissipated national wealth and prevented sustainable economic growth and weakened national competitiveness. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Reform the tender system so that it becomes open, fair, transparent, and gives the best value for the people’s money. 2.Reject privatisation which burdens the people. Re-negotiate unfair concessions and contracts that profitted cronies, including IPPs, highway tolls and water infrastructure. 3.Implement a progressive taxation system and reject any taxes that burden the people. This includes putting a stop to the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) until the people and the country are ready for it.
    5. Decentralisation and the Empowerment of the State Economic Management
    6. In keeping with the spirit of federalism to improve the government’s delivery system, effectiveness and efficient expenditure, the implementation of extensive development and economic policies will be needed to be devolved to the state governments according to respective priorities. Decentralisation can motivate structural change in the economic framework to boost efficiency and productivity due to greater effectiveness in expenditure, besides higher multiplier effects for government expenditure in the national economy. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Implement grants for development and equalisation based on a formula of total population, poverty rate, development area, cost, human development and gross revenue per capita indices that will ensure that the poorer states are not left behind. 2.Redistribute economic and administrative power and the implementation of infrastructure works to the state governments, for example an equitable negotiation rights in ascertaining public transportation design and network. 3.Generate a more balanced geographical development, thereby creating productive secondary cities nationwide in order to reduce development centralisation in the Klang Valley. 4. Prioritising policies that generate high and long term growth, based on an economic understanding where the state governments are in a better position to determine and implement socio-economic strategies.
    7. Affirmative Action Policies based on Need
    8. Pakatan Rakyat recognises that all Malaysians are entitled to assistance based on need regardless of background. Pakatan Rakyat is determined to make the national economy people-centred, so that the national wealth can be enjoyed equitably by all. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Ensure equitable economic assistance and distribution to all based on need. 2.Assist marginalised groups from all races. 3.Provide cash assistance directly to target groups to end hardcore poverty. 4.Provide education scholarships based on need and merit. 5.Ensure social mobility by guaranteeing more equitable and equal economic opportunity for all. 6.Use the savings from leakages and wastage and the fight against corruption as additional resources for programmes to eradicate poverty.
    9. Labour
    10. Labour is the foundation to the continuous prosperity of the nation. Pakatan Rakyat will guarantee that all Malaysian workers will be treated justly and further ensure their welfare and prosperity be preserved. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Introduce minimum wage for all Malaysian workers. 2.Defend workers’ rights to form trade unions according to their needs and choice; and ensure that they are given the same rights and protection in accordance with international standards. 3.Introduce an Equal Opportunity Act to ensure that work opportunities are open to all. 4.Support entrepreneurs and businessmen of Small and Medium Enterprises by providing access to loans, adequate infrastructure and further reduce bureaucracy. 5.Facilitate assistance to fishermen and farmers to drive increased productivity. 6.Re-structure an integrated foreign workers policy and reduce national dependence on foreign labour. 7.Provide support system to groups involved in the informal economic sector such as small businesses, hawkers, farmers and those who are self employed.
    11. Social Safety Net
    12. All Malaysians are entitled to enjoy life with dignity at all times. Those who have lost their income, the elderly, the disabled and low-income groups must be protected and also given the opportunity to enjoy the economic benefits of development. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Strengthen the Employees’ Provident Fund system and introduce a pension scheme for private sector employees. 2.Set up a National Retrenchment Fund to provide temporary financial support to those who have lost their jobs, subsidy for on-the-job training and retraining of workers 3.Extend the retirement age to 60 years in order to provide opportunities to those who wish to continue contributing to society.
    13. Housing
    14. Housing is a basic human need. In reality, a large number of Malaysians could not, without assistance, afford their own housing especially those from the lower and middle income. Therefore Pakatan Rakyat will: 1. Set up a Perbadanan Perumahan with the mandate to increase the number of affordable housing and achieving the goal of One Family, One House. 2. Overcome the problems concerning ‘squatters / urban settlers’ as far as possible through in situ housing development and/or land sharing and through low interest loans to assist the squatters/urban settlers to purchase their own houses. 3.Coordinate a negotiation system between ‘squatters / urban settlers’, developers and the authorities to achieve a win-win solution for matters concerning housing and land; 4.Providing assistance to upgrade low-cost houses and Projek Perumahan Rakyat in order to meet the increased number of household occupants; 5.Invest in public amenities in the apartment surroundings to ensure a balanced and healthy environment. 6.Encourage transparency and competition in the financial sector in order to make housing loans more accessible and affordable. 7.Cooperate with state governments to safeguard housing policy and ensure that affordable housing is provided for those in need.
    15. Infrastructure and Public Facilities
    16. Providing and maintaining good public infrastructure is the government’s responsibility. The implementation should not burden the people or merely profit certain cronies. Good public infrastructure and facilities can increase the people’s disposable income and their productivity. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Guarantee clean water and electricity at reasonable rates to every family in Malaysia. 2.Review and re-negotiate all highway toll agreements and study the possibility of purchasing back the PLUS highway with the objective to eliminate tolls in 7 years. 3.Improve the efficiency of the public transport system through the establishment of the Commission of Public Transport which comprises of government and community representatives. 4.Introduce a half fare scheme for elderly citizens, the disabled, students and retirees for all types of public transport. 5.Re-assess the granting of taxi permit to large companies and prioritise individual entrepreneurs and their associations. 6.Provide efficient broadband internet service for free in order to reduce the digital divide.
    17. Environment
    18. Our environment is a national treasure that must be preserved for the sustainability of the future generations. Facing crisis of climate change, Pakatan Rakyat resolves to: 1. Entrench the practice of recycling as part of our culture by providing the necessary infrastructure and a comprehensive system. 2.Ensure all logging activities and deforestation are carried out in a controlled and sustainable manner. 3.Build the foundation and technological expertise to enable a smooth transition to the use of alternative energy resources. 4.Restrict the development at hill slopes and hazardous areas. 5.Reduce carbon emission rate to conform with international standards and increase the ability of the ecological system to absorb carbon.
    19. Sustainable Growth and Green Development
    20. Pakatan Rakyat is determined to make the green economy as the core of a new era of equitable and sustainable prosperity for Malaysia. The provision of infrastructure and development of new industries in line with the transition to a green economy will become an engine for dynamic economic growth. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Introduce modern, comprehensive and appropriate infrastructure for a low carbon economy, including a world-class, integrated public transport system and a comprehensive recycling programme. 2.Develop industries based on green technology such as manufacturing solar panels and hydrogen cell fuels. 3.Lead the development of alternative energy systems and renewable energy in the Asian region. 4.Strengthen the agriculture sector with the latest methods and technology to ensure that the national food supply is secured.
  4. Social Justice and Human Development
    1. Unity and Social Justice
    2. Pakatan Rakyat resolves to foster understanding and unity among the people based on the principle of preserving our common interests. National unity must reflect a genuine solidarity, understanding and togetherness between the races, cultures and religions. Pakatan Rakyat promises to rebuild a united multiracial society, where different races can live in peace and harmony. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Focus on efforts to mend the deteriorated relationships between the races and religions. 2.Consolidate the efforts of all stakeholders in order to restore the good will, mutual respect and trust which have long been practiced by the multi-racial and multi-religious people of Malaysia. 3.Enact a Race Relations Act to safeguard unity and harmony of the people and to eliminate discrimination between the races. 4.Generate support from every level of the society so that it can hold fast to all the principles and norms that should be upheld by an open society. 5.Strive to eliminate the practice of racial politics through various means including education, mass media, dialogues and consultations. 6.Cultivate a Malaysian culture based on moral values and excellence that is accepted by all races. This will require an open attitude towards cultural diversity that is practiced by the various races and ethnic groups in Malaysia. Pakatan Rakyat will do this whilst taking consideration the country’s history and evolution. 7.Improve the welfare of Orang Asli, Orang Asal and other minority groups in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak besides defending their fundamental, economic and social rights.
    3. Religion
    4. Religion and other beliefs practiced by Malaysians should form the basis of unity that is founded on good universal values. Malaysians have almost fallen into the boiling pot of discord and tension that was caused by manipulation of religious differences. This should not happen in a genuinely democratic Malaysia, with Islam occupying a special position whilst the rights of other religions are guaranteed. Pakatan Rakyat vows to: 1.Defend the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation and guarantee freedom of religion for every Malaysian. 2.Organise dialogues and consultations between cultures and religion in order to strengthen the understanding between them. 3.Set up a comprehensive mechanism to provide just resolution to cases which involve the overlap of civil and Syariah laws, including a Royal Commission to deeply study all the relevant issues. 4.Strengthen the management of Islamic institutions such as Baitul Mal and Tabung Haji to ensure that they are administered effectively and efficiently to achieve their objectives. 5.Ensure suitable areas for places of worship and burial grounds for all religions.
    5. Education
    6. Education should be aimed at creating a person who is balanced spiritually, physically and intellectually. Through the national education system, Pakatan Rakyat resolves to provide a system of education that is competent, high quality and guarantees equal opportunity to the people. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Make the national school system as the foundation of the nation’s education system. Ensure the equitable support and funding to religious schools, Chinese and Tamil national schools, mission schools and vocational schools in a concerted effort to increase the standard of national education. 2.Balance the emphasis from an examination-oriented system to a learning system based on critical and analytical thinking in search for the truth. 3.Ensure that every eligible student will have an opportunity to be placed in public institutions of higher learning regardless of their backgrounds. 4.Amend the University and University Colleges Act 1974 in order to create a conducive climate that guarantees academic freedom and university autonomy which increases the quality of education comparable with developed countries. 5.Ensure the appointment of vice chancellors, rectors, and other high ranking academic officials are based on qualification and approval of the Senate Council. 6.Improve the quality and facilities of disadvantaged schools in the interior parts of Sabah and Sarawak; 7.Increase the quality of teachers’ education at every school level and increase the number of trained teachers based on demand. 8.Provide a high level of training opportunities for teachers and lecturers so that their knowledge and professional expertise are up to date. 9.Re-examine the teachers’ service scheme and increase incentives for those who teach in the rural areas. 10.Provide scholarships based on merit and other financial aid based on need with priority given to poor students from the rural and interior areas. 11.Emphasise the importance of students mastering various languages including English, Arabic and Mandarin as leading languages in the world and also other mother tongues. 12.Provide places and training for those who drop out of school. 13.Widen the scope of the National Accreditation Board to monitor and propose the recognition of certificates, diplomas and degrees both local and international which fulfill the acceptable academic standards including the UEC certificate and Diploma Muadalah (twinning).
    7. Women and the Family
    8. Pakatan Rakyat believes that policies which reflect respect, recognition and understanding of the status of women and their potential can ensure the future wellbeing of the nation. This comes from the fact that women constitute half of the national population; hence their participation in the national development process must not be neglected. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Enact an Act to ensure women obtain just treatment in all fields. 2.Emphasise to increase the Women Workforce to 60% within 10 years compared to 46% in the past 20 years. 3.Provide 30% women representation in all political and government leadership levels. 4.Combat domestic violence by institutionalising heavier punishment for offenders and ensure the effectiveness of crisis centres in every hospital and police station. 5.Ensure the creation of support systems and assistance such as childcare centres and others for mothers working in the government and private sectors. 6.Provide aid to ease the family burden of poor and needy single mothers. 7.Take into account gender perspective when drafting the national budget and policies. 8.Introduce gender sensitisation programmes into the school curriculum. 9.Recognise the role of homemakers in strengthening the family institution and their contribution to national and community development.
    9. Youth
    10. The future and prosperity of a nation rests on their youths as the succeeding generation. Hence, it is important that youths are given adequate space and support so that they can fulfill their roles in the future. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Ensure opportunity, equality and fairness for youths from all communities to realise their self potential. 2.Ensure that no youth will end his education without the opportunity to obtain adequate vocational qualification or training to contribute towards a high-skilled national economy. 3.Recognise the important role and contribution of youths through the frank dialogues with youth movements, especially on important issues concerning their lives and the national future.
    11. Security
    12. There is an increase of crime and sense of insecurity in the country when Malaysians should be entitled to feel safe and free from constant criminal threats. Pakatan Rakyat is determined that the police is better managed, trained and supervised in order to make them more focused on their primary responsibility to ensure that every area and all Malaysians are secure and safe. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Make the police independent and professional and revert to their original mission of crime prevention and ensuring public safety. 2.Review the deployment of the police personnel so that there is adequate workforce assigned to combat crime. 3.Provide the police with the latest equipment and training in the effort to combat crime. 4.Implement all recommendations of the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Police, including IPCMC and the improvement of the welfare of police personnel who have contributed to the country. 5.Improve the working conditions of the police force especially at the lower levels in order to improve performance and morale. 6.Strengthen the role of communities in combating and preventing crime through community programmes. 7. Handle strategically and effectively the social problems that are the root cause of crime.
    13. Healthcare
    14. Every Malaysian is entitled to enjoy the best public healthcare at an affordable cost. Therefore, public healthcare services should be strengthened, thereby ensuring good healthcare for the people. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Establish a National Healthcare Commission with the aim of improving the quality of public sector healthcare to a standard comparable with private sector healthcare. 2.Ensure a public healthcare service that is efficient, extensive and of high quality to all Malaysians, at an affordable rate. 3.Increase incentive schemes for medical staff at public hospitals. 4. Monitor stringently all healthcare fascilities that have been privatised to protect the public interest.
    15. Culture
    16. Diversity is a fact of the national socio-culture, an expression of the plurality of our society comprised of major ethnic groups, clans and territories. As such Pakatan Rakyat takes the responsibility of cultivating and enhancing the potential of this diversity whilst rejecting any form of hegemony of one culture in preference to other cultures. This approach is in line with the original spirit of Merdeka and needs to be expanded into a New Cultural Consensus (Muafakat Kebudayaan Baru), moving on from the National Cultural Policy of 1971. The three main challenges are: 1.Ensure the freedom of expression and artistic creation through all media. 2.The right to conduct performance or art-cultural shows without restrictions – with the realisation that each artist has responsibility to himself/herself and society. 3.The ties with our traditional cultural roots should be strengthened whilst remaining open to accept elements of other cultures from any race, continent and belief that display universal traits.
  5. Federal-State Relationship and Foreign Policy
    1. The Federal System
    2. The rights of states to make decisions according to their own requirement on development strategy must be respected. The foundation of this right is an adequate financial allocation to states that is based on their contribution to the Federation and the people’s needs. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Guarantee to the state governments, a royalty of 20% from petroleum income with an aim to eradicate poverty. 2.Return part of the tax collection from each state based on an equitable distribution. 3. Increase the capitation grants for states.
    3. Sabah and Sarawak
    4. The spirit of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 will form the foundation for a just relationship between the Federation and Sabah & Sarawak. By restoring the balance of power that has been concentrated with the central government, Pakatan Rakyat promises to make a fair and open assessment of the principal issues that are preventing political and socio-economic progress in both states in East Malaysia. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1Guarantee Sabah and Sarawak’s wealth are enjoyed fully by their people by the provision of 20% royalty from their petroleum income. 2. Set up a Royal Commission to find the best resolution of the immigrant issue. 3.Guarantee the Native Customary Land Rights are not violated by any party. 4. Stop immediately the oppression against those living in the interior areas caused by unethical economic activities.
    5. Foreign Policy
    6. Malaysia’s leadership among nation-states of the world must be enhanced. It is our aim frame a foreign policy based on the universal principles of justice, resolution through negotiations and inter-civilisational dialogues for security, peace and prosperity. Pakatan Rakyat will: 1.Protect national interests by becoming a responsible member of the world by respecting fundamental rights, democratic principles and upholding understandings, agreements, declarations and international law, in line with principles of justice. 2.Active in leading inter-civilisational dialogues. 3.Strengthen diplomatic and international trade cooperation with regional partners especially ASEAN members. 4. Further strengthen Malaysia’s role in international organisations.


People's Consensus

Pakatan Rakyat hereby put forward a policy agenda to lead the people and this nation out of the current worsening crisis.

The people’s development agenda has been derailed due to a narrow understanding of race, divisive hate politics and authoritarianism. The recessive economy caused by the loss of moral conscience, the greed of corruption and archaic policies are causing Malaysia to be left behind compared to other vibrant economies in the region.

The unjust economy is all the more apparent in the widening gap between the rich and the poor, between the urban and the rural population, and between the Peninsular and Sabah and Sarawak.

The rising crime rate threatens lives and property because the police force has been used for narrow political ends. The integrity and independence of the judiciary continues to be damaged by political interference and business interests.

After half a century of sovereign independence, Malaysia should have matured. This should have been realised when the people from various races, breaking down narrow and obsolete mindset, and manifest a new spirit to reject the perversion of power, the spread of corruption, the plunder of the nation’s wealth and the repression of the people’s rights.

In appreciating the people’s aspirations, Pakatan Rakyat therefore declares our commitment to fully internalise and carry out an agenda of new politics by mobilizing the people’s power from the various races, religions and cultures as one force.

Further, we have confidence; we can change our policy framework from narrow racial approach to principles based on religious faiths, humanism, ethical and human rights, and equality before the law regardless of status, race or group. The policies that are derived from adherence to the Constitution and universal principles of justice will safeguard the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, which in turn will guarantee that the human rights and dignity of the people will continuously be defended and upheld.

Pakatan Rakyat is confident that the Malaysian economy can be driven at a faster pace through a market based economy that is humane, leading towards a more holistic human development. Economic policies should make Malaysia competitive, maintain a healthy investment climate, implement progressive taxation, but firm in its desire to realise justice through the equitable economic distribution especially for the poor and marginalised.

Pakatan Rakyat rejects policies that allow for corruption and other financial crimes and abuse of power. In order to ensure sustainable growth, oppressive policies that had only enriched the few should be replaced with a policy that ensures that the poor are assisted regardless of race.

As such, we invite the Malaysian people to create a new consensus that is founded on principles of justice for all and Constitutionalism. This is the agenda that must be done if we are to regain the nation’s respect, freedom and dignity. Only by providing justice for all can the people live prosperously and in unity.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Muhyiddin Yassin pot call kettle black

I hope this buffalo headed Moooohidin (moo as in stupid buffaloes, din as in noise pollution) fellow read this comical piece by Jacqueline Ann Surin: Rewriting Muhyiddin's script (or pot calling the kettle black). Jacqueline aptly satirize Muhyiddin's accusation of Lim Guan Eng into how aptly his accusation apply to himself:

Muhyiddin Yassin or Mooohidin aka stupid buffalo
Picture of stupid noisy cow Mooohidin by Malaysiakini

DPM: Penang snubbing Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP-led Penang government should not use "security reasons" as an excuse to cancel the annual Maulidur Rasul procession in the state, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.


DPM: BN snubbing non-Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional-led federal government should not use "security reasons" as an excuse to bar non-Muslims from using the word "Allah", Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Go read the rest of this comical stuff over at The Nut Graph: The super black BN pot calling the not black kettle black

Najib, UMNO, BN malu (shame), reactions to CNY washout

Here are the reactions of various people regarding Najib's washed out Chinese New Year do at Pandamaran:

"lack of enthusiasm from the estimated 20,000 crowd, at least as indicated by their lackluster clapping"

"one-fourth of the crowd was made up of event organizers, performers, the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture's media minders - including red-shirted staff from the obscure Department of Special Affairs (Jasa) staff - and the usual coterie of Rela, civil defence, riot and regular police units" (illusionary crowd)

#yorais (Rais Yatim)'s "“clapping till the bulbs burst” did not evoke the desired effect"

"told to instead contact Najib's political secretary, Oh Ei Sun," (not really solving problems, all play acting)

"expressed disdain at the elaborate - and wasteful - efforts to contrive the appearance of a government that 'listened',"

"no use visiting three houses here when only a stone's throws away, 230 houses have been demolished and the land taken away from the home owners,"

"We won't be easily swayed, but hey, the men (MCA fat cats) behind this have lots of money,"

"How much money had literally gone up in smoke tonight"

"not fools to believe Najib's public relation efforts"

"better you use the million ringgit allocated for these "superficial intangible" public relation propaganda to uplift the living standard of hard core poor"

"Najib lost credibility from the handling of the infamous murder cases of Altantuya, Teoh Beng Hock, Kugan and other custodial death cases."

"how about the power grabbing in Perak, inaction against Utusan & MSM for promoting hatred and so on?"

"rain that hit Pandamaran yesterday Almight's 'bad' omen"

"Deputy Information Minister Heng Seai Kie is a balll licker/sucker. She is a liar..there were very few people there before and after the rain...I know cos I was there to see for myself"

"Another umno-bn syok sendiri session at the expense of the Rakyat"

"Pandamaran folk seek real change, not promises"

"lamented at the lack of real change a day after"

"no real action taken"

"just no excitement"

"just petty issues"

"disputed press reports in MSM newspapers (wastepapers) there were 20,000 or even 40,000 people, Jalan Chang Ah Choon could barely accommodate 5,000 people"

"only about 5,000 went to collect Ang Pows from Pinklips Jibby"

"our presence is not appreciated and welcomed by UMNOputras"

"all (crowd) are imported"

"Ha ha ha ...even the God is not willing to listen to his lie"

"(crowd) about 4-5K"

"Pandamaran is located in Klang ( big population )" but "Pakatan's celebration was held in Jenjarom a small town with much smaller population"

"How naive this Rais"

"that doesnt look like a 5,000 crowd to me"

"rakyat would not buy UMNO-BN 1 Malaysia"

"how many bus load from elsewhere?"

Rais "happy?" with attendance???

Another chance for UMNO? BN? Fat chance!!!

Najib asked at his Pandamaran Chinese New Year washout: "Give us a chanceand we will prove that we are a government that can do the best for the people." (Malaysian Insider: Give us a chance’, PM asks Chinese).

Here are the reactions to Najib's plea: Lim Kit Siang: "Najib should ask Umno media like Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian and government tv and radio channels to give him a chance to prove that he is Prime Minister for all Malaysians".

While Najib goes around promoting his half baked insincere 1Malaysia, his UMNO goons and UMNO owned Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian go spewing racist hate utterances. UMNO/BN has plundered Malaysia for 50 years and now wants another chance so that their 50 years worth of misdeeds and robberies will not be uncovered by a change of Federal Government. Should he be given a chance? Fat Chance.

More reactions (Antares):

"Najib is part of a gang of Umno-bred white-collar criminals who have robbed the rakyat of billions over the years. They know that a new government could mean their misdeeds become public knowledge – and many of them could end up in jail or be forced to flee the country. When he pleads to be given another chance, what he really means is: “Please bend over one more time and get buggered by BN again.” I’m not a vindictive person and would not demand that Najib and Rosmah be excecuted by firing squad or hanged from a fancy lamppost in Putrajaya. But I do INSIST that they remove themselves – or be forcefully removed – from public office because they are morally unfit to pose as national leaders."

Najib's Chinese New Year washout - Heaven smiled on Pakatan Rakyat

Yes, Heaven watches over us. Good guys versus bad guys. Najib's Chinese New Year Open House was a washout yesterday. Heaven poured on Najib with no mercy and only a miserable thousands turned up (reported as 5000 in a comment at Free Malaysia: 20,000 at Jenjarom CNY do by rocketman. One would have expected the sycophant mass media would have splashed the attendance in their front page and prime time news, but there was none. Apparently they must be ashamed at the turn out and Najib's treatment by the All Knowing Heaven. The only report I read about Najib's miserable do was at Malaysian Insider: #yorais (Rais Yatim) happy with turnout where he noted that attendance was "good" but dare not mention the figure. Shame on you UMNO and Barisan Nasional. Heaven repaid you for all your misdeeds, probably more to come.

Meanwhile at Jenjarom: Free Malaysia Today reported 20,000 at Pakatan Rakyat Chinese New Year Open House and heaven smiled on PR with sunshine and good weather.

Calling Malays to join counter movement to oppose Perkasa and extremists

Perkasa, led by king from Ibrahim Ali who won Parliamentary seat on PAS ticket, is creating a dangerous situation in Malaysia by pressuring for Ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy), denying legitimate rights of non-Malay and non-Muslim, inflaming racial and religious hatred.

I would like to inform Malay Malaysians that Suflan Shamsuddin has started an initiative to form a Malay counter movement and hope you will join him at Facebook: Tabung Idea Mengukuh Martabat Melayu (Accumulation of ideas to strength Malay respect?).

Here is his writing in Bahasa Malaysia:

Dengan keberleluasaan retorik perkauman yang kononnya diajukan demi kepentingan orang Melayu, bukankah elok jika suara yang memberi pandangan alternatif melalui satu pergerakan yang berkesan diberikan dengan kelantangan yang setanding?
Walaupun Perkasa dan mereka yang bersekepala inginkan supaya orang ramai percaya bahawa orang Melayu semuanya bersatu menyokong konsep Ketuanan Melayu, tetapi sebenarnya ramai daripada orang kita yang memandang ideologi itu sebagai sesuatu yang tidak berwibawa... (read more)

From Suflan Shamsuddin: Tiba Masanya Untuk Pergerakan Melayu Alternatif?

Tiba Masanya Untuk Pergerakan Melayu Alternatif?

Dengan keberleluasaannya retorik perkauman yang kononnya diajukan kononnya demi kepentingan orang Melayu, bukankah elok jika suara yang memberi pandangan alternatif, melalui satu pergerakan yang berkesan, diberikan dengan kelantangan yang setanding?

Walaupun badan-badan NGO Melayu yang berhaluan kanan inginkan supaya orang ramai percaya bahawa orang Melayu semuanya bersatu menyokong konsep Ketuanan Melayu, tetapi sebenarnya ramai daripada orang kita yang memandang ideologi itu sebagai sesuatu yang tidak berwibawa dan tidak berlandaskan ajaran Islam, dan oleh itu tidak boleh diterima pakai. Ramai dari kita juga perpandangan berpandangan bahawa falsafah ini cuma akan melemahkan masyarakat Melayu itu sendiri, kerana ia menghindar penerapan nilai keteguhan dan akauntabiliti diri, ia menyekat pembangunan pemikiran kritikal yang berasaskan maklumat, dan ia mendorong pendekatan mengambil jalan yang senang dan bergantung kepada system naungan. Selain dari itu, pendekatan sedemikian tidak memberi dorongan positif supaya bermain bersifat adil, ia menyekat pemahapan pemahaman betapa mustahaknya perbezaan pemikiran dan bertindak secara inklusif, dan ia mewujudkan sebab kenapa tidak perlu menjadi kompetitif dan berkerja keras.

Hari ini, ramai orang Melayu berkongsi pandangan dengan orang Malaysia yang lain, bahawa walaupun program kerajaan memperimbangkan ekonomi berasaskan keperluan yang dihadkan dari segi masa mempunyai nilai, pemberian yang tidak ada hujung pangkal berasaskan hak-hak istimewa adalah seperti dadah. Ini adalah kerana ianya menimbulkan satu ketagihan dengan pemberian berasaskan naungan dari ‘mereka yang berkuasa’, yang akan membantutkan dan meracuni hidup mereka yang menerima. Dengan itu, maka wujudlah sistem elitisma dan kronisma, didorong dan disokong oleh mereka yang memerlui, dan yang memberi, perlindungan dan naungan tersebut. Dengan sumber-sumber mulai ketandusan, terdapat satu perasaan takut bahawa akan adanya satu detik waktu tegang, mengancam dan berkemunkinan ganas di mana kebiasaan kemewahan ini tidak dapat dikecapi lagi.

Maka timbullah satu idea untuk menubuhkan satu pergerakan Melayu alternatif untuk menyuarakan pandangan tersebut. Jika pergerakan ini dapat dijadikan kenyataan, ianya akan cuba memajukan budaya dan pemikiran Melayu, yang menolak Ketuanan Melayu, dan yang dibentuk berlandaskan nilai-nilai murni dan mulia Islam dan universal, seperti kewibawaan, keteguhan diri, keberdikariankemampuan berdikari, keinginan memperbaikki keadaan diri, toleransi, dan perasaan saling hormat menghormati. Pergerakan ini akan beroperasi sebagai satu pertubuhan yang independen dan tidak menyokong mana-mana parti politik, supaya ianya pergerakan ini dapat bertindak berasaskan prinsip moral yang lengkap dan teguh untuk membela nasib masyarakat Melayu.

Ianya akan mengkaji dan mempromosi kefahaman mengenai masalah yang menghindari kejayaan orang–orang Melayu. Ianya akan cuba mempengaruhi pembentukan polisi-polisidasar-dasar dan akan bertukar-tukar fikiran dengan badan-badan kerajaan, parti-parti politik, dan masyarakat sivil dan seterusnya. Ianya akan cuba melahirkan idea-idea baru untuk menangani masalah kenapa orang Melayu tidak seberjaya dan sematang sebagaimana sepatutnya, memandangkan banyaknya peluang-peluang yang diberi sejak lima puloh tahun yang lepas. Akhirnya, ia akan membina dan menampilkan satu kefahaman baru kepada masyarakat Melayu mengapa tatacara hidup sebegini akan membawa kejayaan dan kebahagian, baik di dunia mahupun di akhirat.

Untuk Pergerakan ini betul-betul berkesan, ianya perlu dibentuk sebagai satu Pergerakan untuk orang Melayu sahaja, dan ahli-ahlinya mestilah terdiri dari segenapan lapisan masyarakat Melayu, baik dari segi jantina, umur, atau latarbelakang. Ini adalah kerana perjuangannya adalah untuk memenangi pemikiran dan perasaan masyarakat Melayu itu sendiri. Ini, sudah tentu, akan menghindari penglibatan mereka yang tidak berasa senang untuk menyokong satu Pergerakan yang hanya dikhaskan untuk orang Melayu sahaja, walaupun mungkin ada di antara mereka yang akan melihat nilainya dalam memberi tentangan kepada suara-suara ekstrim yang datang dari pertubuhan Melayu haluan kanan. Walaubagaimanapun, ianya pergerakan yang dicadangkan itu mungkin dapat menarik minat dari mereka yang merasakan perlu, dan ingin tolongmembantu, berganding bahu untuk mencapai pertukaran perubahan pemikiran mind-set yang bererti di dalam masyarakat mereka, sebagai satu matlamat tersendiri, dan juga sebagai satu jalan untuk mencapai satu negara Malaysia yang lebih baik mantap dan murni.

Sepatutnya, individu-individu Melayu yang ulung, terbilang dan tidak berpolitik, dan yang dihormati oleh seluruh lapisan masyarakat di Malaysia, memainkan peranan dalam Pergerakan ini. Individu-individu ini, yang telah mencapai kejayaan dalam bidang masing-masing tanpa kesan buruk dari polisi-polisi berlandaskan Ketuanan Melayu, dapat menentukan supaya Pergerakan ini mempunyai kredibiliti, bertindak secara independen dan berhalukan berhaluan pegangan bermoral, dan tidak dicemari oleh muslihat mana-mana individu atau parti politik.

Walaupun Pergerakan ini tidak menyokong mana-mana partibergerak secara parti-parti politik, ianya patut menarik minat ahli-ahli parti-parti politik Melayu, yang inginkan perkara yang sama untuk masyarakat mereka. Mereka ini mungkin menyokong Pergerakan pergerakan ini kerana sama-sama berkongsi keinginan untuk menyingkir paradigma yang lama dan bankrap yang berasaskan sistem naungan dan perasaan tidak senang dengan kebolehan diri, dan yang ketandusan toleransi ugama dan perkauman. Mereka mungkin bersepadu ingin menggantikannya dengan sesuatu yang membina keyakinan diri dan kebolehan orang Melayu untuk berdayasaing dan memberi sumbangan, secara jujur dan adil, dan berjaya. Walaupun demikian, supaya kredibiliti dan status independen tidak tercabar, pemimpin-pemimpin politik dan ahli parti yang aktif mesti menerima hakikat bahawa penglibatan mereka dihadkan kepada peranan menyokong Pergerakan sahaja, dan bukan untuk memimpin Pergerakan ini ataupun cuba mempengaruhi tindak-tanduknya.

Sepatutnya, pemimpin-pemimpin politik Melayu yang inginkan satu negara Malaysia yang bersatu dan yang berkesan, akan menyokong penubuhan Pergerakan ini, kerana semakin besar sokongan yang diberi kepada Pergerakan tersebut oleh masyarakat Melayu, maka makin kuranglah perlunya keprihatinan terhadap sentimen-sentimen mereka-mereka yang ekstremis dan rasis, di luar dan di dalam parti.

Akhirkata, Pergerakan ini tidak patut dilihat sebagai sesuatu percubaan untuk terus mengasingkan orang Melayu dari orang bukan Melayu. Ia tidak boleh dilihat sebagai mencabari kewujudan satu Malaysia yang inklusif. Sebaliknya ia patut dilihat sebagai landasan untuk menolong orang Melayu supaya mengambil langkah awal dan mustahak untuk kecapi mengecapi pembentukan Bangsa Malaysia yang masih menjadi hanya bayangan, dalam jangkamasa panjang.

Hari in, Pergerakan ini hanya satu idea. Sekiranya anda berminat untuk menyokong dan menyumbang kepada idea ini, sila jadi ahli Facebook group Tabung Idea Mengukuhkan Martabat Melayu (TIM3) yang baru saja saya sediakan untuk mengumpul idea-idea dan komen-komen mengenai cadangan ini.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

God's retribution: Reap what you sow - RPK

RPK's (Raja Petra Kamaruddin) latest post: In case you doubt the existence of God:

M. Mohan - assistant superintendent with the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC): Arrested lawyer Rosli Dahlan roughly just before Hari Raya to humiliate him plus handcuffed him roughly. See what happened to him: charged in the Sessions Court with bribery involving RM250,000.

RPK said (5th February 2008): "The police officer who was trying to fix me up is now in trouble himself. ASP Sydney Clyde Jeremiah has subpoenaed my lawyer, J. Chandra, to act as the prosecution’s witness, which means Chandra can no longer appear in court during my trial. At the last hearing, the prosecution, in fact, objected to Chandra’s presence in court and asked that he be removed. Well, my hunter is now the hunted, courtesy of divine intervention."

Ummi Hafilda Ali: Ummi’s father disowns her and dies of a broken heart (Ummi still alive to suffer the humiliation)

Azizan Abu Bakar, 39, who has accused Anwar of sodomising him, caught public attention again when he immediately married the partner he was caught with (khalwat), Norhayati Saad, three days later.

Former Deputy Home Minister Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub passed away at 5.25am Thursday at the Pantai Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. He was 65.

Federal Court judge Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul who shot to prominence for presiding over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s 1998 corruption case, died of an undisclosed ailment (I believe it was cancer). He was 64.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Transcript plus translation: This is my home. I care. I want to make it better.

Transcript for a beautiful poem from a video posted over at Haris M Ibrahim's Peoples' Parliament - This is my home. I care. I want to make it better. plus my attempt at translation from English to Bahasa Malaysia:

This is my homeIni adalah rumah saya.
I careAku peduli.
I want to make it betterAku ingin membuatnya lebih baik.
Poem by ThoreauSajak oleh Thoreau
I had three chairs in my houseAku punya tiga kerusi di rumahku.
One for solitudeSatu untuk kesunyian
Two for friendshipDua untuk persahabatan,
And three for society.Dan tiga bagi masyarakat.
- Thoreau
This is my home.Ini adalah rumah saya.
Here I dwell with 28 othersSini aku tinggal dengan 28 orang lain
No matter by rank or wealth....Tidak peduli dengan pangkat atau kekayaan ....
They are my equalMereka setaraf dengan saya
My home rests on the shared history of many peopleRumah saya bersandar pada sejarah bersama ramai orang
Each farmer, soldier, teacher, clerk -Setiap petani, askar, guru, kerani --
played a key rolememainkan peranan yang penting
We thrived.Kami makmur
No one was meant to be above the otherTiada yang harus atas lain/td>
It is a beautiful historyIni adalah sejarah yang indah
It's now my turn to continue that historySekarang giliran saya untuk meneruskan sejarah
We have been up and we have been downKami pernah naik ke atas dan turun ke bawah
We are now downKami sekarang telah turun ke bawah
We have been divided, depleted and cheated.Kami telah dibahagikan, menguras dan tertipu.
By the very people entrusted to care for usOleh orang-orang yang diamanahkan mengasuh kami
I put them there.Aku meletakkan mereka di sana.
Because I did not care.Kerana aku tidak peduli.
Because I was too busy.Kerena aku terlalu sibuk.
Because I looked towards greener pastures.Kerana aku memandang ke arah padang rumput lehih hijau.
Stayed away from "sentive" issues.Elak dari hal-hal yang sensitif.
And closed my eyes and my heart.Dan menutup mata dan hatiku.
And let things slide.Dan membiarkan keadaan merosot.
The Constitution has been sullied.Perlembagaan telah dinodai.
Institutions are there to protect me.Lembaga yang ada untuk melindungi saya.
But first, I must protect them.Tetapi pertamanya, saya harus melindungi mereka.
The rivers, land, and sea are a gift to my children.Sungai, tanah, dan laut adalah hadiah untuk anak-anak saya.
Not rapists.Bukan pemerkosa.
I am not alone.Saya bukan sendirian.
This is my home.Ini adalah rumah saya.
And it is for them...Dan itu adalah untuk mereka ...
I matter.Aku peduli.
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia.Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia.
Live it.Hidup sebagai Anak Bangsa Malaysia.

Former deputy Kalakau out BN, Pakatan support (translation)

Latest: Rough translation from Bahasa Malaysia. Better translation to follow:

TAMPARULI, Feb 18 - Former Federal Deputy Minister Datuk Kalakau Untol, today announced the resignation of his government-linked companies and his membership in the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Beliau mengumumkan pelepasan jawatan sebagai Pengerusi Superpanel (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, sebuah subsidiari milik penuh Lembaga Pembangunan Perumahan Bandar (LPPB) serta sebagai ahli Lembaga Pengarah Perbadanan Pembangunan Ekonomi Sabah (Sedco), di dalam satu sidang akhbar di sini. He announced the release position as Chairman Superpanel (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of City Housing Development Board (LPPB) and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sabah Economic Development Corporation (Sedco), in a press conference here.

Kalakau, 55, pernah berkhidmat sebagai Timbalan Menteri Buruh pada tahun 1986 hingga 1990 dan merupakan Ketua Pemuda Pertubuhan Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu (Upko) negeri selama 12 tahun sejak 1985. Kalakau, 55, had served as Deputy Minister of Labor in 1986 to 1990 and is Head of Youth Organizations Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Bersatu (Upko) state for 12 years since 1985.

Dengan peletakan jawatan dan keanggotaan dalam BN tersebut, beliau juga mengumumkan keputusan untuk melibatkan diri dan menyokong dasar-dasar kumpulan pembangkang Pakatan Rakyat, seterusnya membantu mereka menyebarkan penjelasan ke seluruh negeri dalam usaha merakyatkan dasar Pakatan Rakyat untuk mendepani pilihan raya umum ke-13. With the resignation, and membership in the BN, he also announced the decision to engage and support the policies of Pakatan Rakyat opposition group, thus helping them spread throughout the land clearing business in the People's Alliance for merakyatkan policy mendepani general election-13.

Kalakau menjelaskan walaupun pemimpin-pemimpin dari Sabah dari dulu sehingga sekarang telah melakukan yang terbaik untuk mempertahankan hak-hak negeri Sabah, namun pucuk pimpinan negara dan sebilangan pemimpin Persekutuan nampaknya tidak begitu serius dan komited dengan saranan dan tuntutan-tuntutan para wakil rakyat dari Sabah dan pihak kerajaan negeri Sabah sendiri. Kalakau explain even the leaders of Sabah from the first until now have been doing our best to defend the rights of Sabah, but the leadership of the Federation and a number of leaders seem not so serious and committed to the recommendations and demands of elected representatives from Sabah and Sabah state government itself. — Bernama - Bernama

Source: Malaysian Insider: Bekas timbalan menteri Kalakau keluar BN, sokong Pakatan

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pakatan Rakyat's greatest legacy to Penang

Pass it on, this will allow the truth to be seen, and why the internal bickering is happening.
Some leaders have their own Agenda.

Subject: Fwd: PR Penang greatest legacy..........not published in Malaysia mainstream newspaper

Dear Frens,
Only through internet.................

New measures implemented includes competitive and public open tender, payments directly to recipients without going through middle-men, priority given to Penang contractors, e-tender through the internet and a 2 week objection period to ensure that successful contractor no longer need “political cables” but “computer cables”.

There is no doubt that competitive open tenders saves costs and improve quality.

Many contractors have been liberated with the implementation of open tenders at all levels. For Class F contractors which is only open to bumis, open tender system has allowed non-UMNO linked contractors in Penang to get contracts for the first time.

In the past contracts are usually reserved for UMNO cronies and those outside the state. Clearly the competitive open tender system of PR is more transparent, accountable and beneficial to the people compared to the negotiated tender system for BN cronies.

What is more surprising is the outcome of the open tender system open to all races. Instead of perception that Malays cannot compete and that the non-Malay contractor would win all open tender contracts, this is not true.

Since the new PR government took over, Penang Development Corporation(PDC) had issued 23 tender awards, of which 7(30%) were won by non-Malay contractors and 16(70%) won by Malay contractors.

Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang(PBAPP) had issued 66 tender awards of which 22(33%) were won by non-Malay contractors as compared to 44(67%) by Malay contractors.

The performance by Malay contractors in an open tender system with non-Malays proves that Malay contractors can compete with others and win tender awards on their own merit. Clearly it is not the race that is an issue but failed policies that encourage dependency especially when it helps BN maintain the status quo and its grip on power.

A good example is China which suffered famine and severe economic distress with wrong policies of eating from ‘a single iron pot” no matter how hard or little one worked.

However when China opened up its economy and allow one’s hard work and ability to determine one’s success and rewards, China transformed itself from being the “Sick Man of Asia” in the 1960s into the second largest world economy by 2011.

BN had instituted policies that stifles initiative, creativity, hard work, drive and productivity which benefited only the few BN cronies at the expense of entire country.

For instance, a 30% quota of publicly listed shares were reserved for Malays but only a few benefited as many ordinary Malays never received shares from the Federal government.

The state government regrets that there are now certain elements within Pakatan Rakyat Penang that is aligned with BN in opposing efforts to implement an open tender system and CAT governance.

We must remain steadfast as we are backed by results. The Penang state government has been able to turn a projected deficit of RM 35 million in 2008 budget to a record surplus of RM 88 million.

A projected deficit of RM 40 million in 2009 Budget has been turned around to record a surplus of RM 77 million. In fact the 2009 budget surplus would have been a record RM 92 million were it not for the payment of RM 14.7 million as a result of the Tang Hak Ju land scam of the previous administration.

Penang is proud to be the first state to hold public open tenders of government projects and procurement contracts and also conducting it through the internet(e-tender). By sticking to CAT principles, Penang is the first state or federal government in Malaysia to gain praise from Transparency International.

In politics, we want more friends than foes. But we are willing to lose friends and gain foes if we can change the mindset of the people by providing equal opportunity, be confident, self-reliant and attain international benchmarks.

Pakatan Rakyat Penang’s greatest legacy to Malaysia and greatest threat to BN’s stranglehold on power is to prove that the right policies can make Malays and Malaysians compete and succeed against the best.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Future PR election candidates must make public pledge

According to Malaysian Insider, 5 more PKR MPs are said to be considering resigning from PKR to become independent (Five more MPs to quit PKR?.

We voters are fed up with the frogs and the potential frogs. I would strongly suggest to PR (DAP, PAS and PKR) that in the next election, all chosen candidates should be required to make a public pledge to remain steadfast and loyal and if for any reason they have to want to resign from their respective party on whose ticket they won the election, they pledge to also resign their respective elected position whether Member of Parliament (MP) or State Assemblyman (ADUN).

Just signing undated resignation letters is not enough. They must be made to declare that they would resign their elected position if they ever no longer want to be with the party which helped them get elected

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Malaysia's Judiciary sinks deeper - 3 senior judges demoted

Folks, this is from an email forward about which the veracity had not been checked. However, if true, our already suspect judiciary is sinking deeper into the mud with 3 independent minded judges demoted because they made judgement deemed not UMNO/BN friendly:




If true, another blow to the judiciary....

Three senior Judges to be moved out soon - they are not pro BN


Three independent minded judges who have made some rulings unfavourable to the Barisan Nasional government are expected to be transferred out of the High Court’s Appellate and Special Powers division soon. They are due to be moved to the High Court’s Commercial Division, where they will no longer be able to hear politically linked cases.

The three are Justice Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin, Justice Lau Bee Lan and Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff, according to the latest edition of Suara Keadilan, the official organ of Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

The paper quoted court insiders as saying that the judges will be transferred this month. Justice Alizatul recently declared that Umno’s Abu Hassan Sarif was no longer the Kedah state assemblyman for Kota Siputeh and ordered the Election Commission to hold a by-election..

An appeal is now pending against her judgment. Justice Lau heard the case in which deposed Mentri Besar Mohammad Jamaluddin of Pakatan Rakyat challenged the legitimacy of his successor, Umno’s Zambry Abdul Kadir, and ruled that the Federal Court must determine four constitutional questions.

However, the Federal Court ordered that the case of who was the rightful Perak Menteri Besar should be heard by the High Court. The case was later heard by a new High Court judge who replaced Justice Lau without the public being given any reason given for the switch.

In what was seen as a stunning rebuff to the Barisan Nasional government and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigative procedures, Justice Mohamad Ariff recently ruled that MACC had no right to question witnesses in an investigation beyond normal office hours.

The judge also found that the MACC acted illegally when it detained Pakatan Rakyat’s Kajang town councillor Tan Boon Wah overnight at its Selangor head office in Shah Alam. Suara Keadilan opines that the transfer of the three judges was an attempt by the Umno-led Barisan to strengthen its grip on the judiciary.

It says that one of the judges to be named to the Appellate and Special Powers Division is Justice Mohamed Apandi Ali, a former
Kelantan Umno treasurer, who was appointed Judicial Commissioner in 2003.

Commenting on the expected transfer of the judges, lawyer Edmund Bon told Suara Keadilan that he and many of his colleagues were uneasy about the development. He pointed out that there had not been a single complaint against any of the three judges throughout their service in the Appellate and Special Powers Division. Since no logical reason could be seen for the decision to move out the judges, he said, there was no escaping the perception that politics was behind it.

So do you think that Anwar Ibrahim and RPK will be given proper hearings and justice ?

Nasir Safar: Tay Tian Yan's grandma did not come to Malaysia to sell her body

Nasir Safar said Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese women came to Malaysia to sell their bodies. Does he know that to insult one's mother or grandmother is one of the biggest insult especially to the Chinese? What is he trying to do? Trying to arouse the Chinese to take up arms?

Fortunately Malaysians now are more matured. If it is up to us moderate Malaysians, May 13 will not recur unless it is started by those UMNO goons.

Here is a nice piece from Sin Chew's Tay Tian Yan about how her grandma came to Malaya now Malaysia and not only made good for herself as well as her descendents, but helped numerous Malays neighbours:

Tay Tian Yan's grandmother

Here is what she wrote:

In any culture, it is a big taboo to insult a person's mother.

You can call people any name you like, and perhaps, a large-minded person will just see you off as a jerk or a fool, and will not make a big fuss over it.

But in no way can you ever insult his mother, or his grandmother.

And this is particularly serious in the Chinese culture.

Both mum and granny are sacred beings not to be encroached upon or desecrated.

Nasir Safar said Chinese women came to Malaysia to sell their bodies (jual tubuh).

You have blasphemed the mothers and grandmothers of some six million Chinese Malaysians, Nasir.

Our grannies did NOT come here to sell their bodies!

With their pure souls, youthfulness and vitality, they established their homes here and had made significant contributions towards nation-building.

What would become of this country if not for these grannies?

Including my own grandma, Madam Liu Qian, a person I respect the most in my entire life.

She was a foot-bound woman from Mainland China. When my grandpa came to Malaya, she stayed back at the ancestral village in Fujian province to take care of my father.

When the life of my grandpa became more stable later, he went back to China in order to bring her here along with my father.

I'm here to tell you that my granny, along with the grannies of other six million Chinese Malaysians, sailed across the oceans here not to sell their bodies!

With her bound feet, granny came here to support a family. And when the Japanese troops rolled over Malaya, she led the family to safety.

When the situation became more stable later, she negotiated with the Japs to get a licence to do business, and had been able to expand her business when the Brits returned.

She treated her Malay and Indian neighbours as her own compatriots, and would prepare a whole stack of angpaos on the first day of every Chinese New Year to distribute to the Malay and Indian kids queuing up in front of our house.

She leased out a small plot of land for a Chinese primary school, but had not in decades asked for the return of the land.

Every year on 31 August, she would try to find a national flag and hang it up high on a very long pole in front of our house.

She landed on Malaya, and treated this place her own country.

She had not had another home or country since.

When she passed away, many Malay makcik came to our house and sobbed over her passing.

With her unparalleled wisdom, hard work, morality and determination, she spent her entire life in a very respectful manner.

No one can ever insult her and accuse that she had come here to sell her body!

My granny, like the grannies of many other people, was a truly great woman.

From Malaya to Malaysia, they were scattered in every family and every corner of this country.

From the rubber-tapping workers in the estates, to the excavators in the tin mines, they were the most hardworking and exceptional women anywhere in the world.

During those darkest years, they displayed the most glorious side of humanity.

They sacrificed their youths and lives, so that you and I, along with our homes and nation, can come into being.

Even though they might no longer be around today, they still live deep inside our hearts, and support us morally.

Not only the country's laws will come after you, Nasir, you still owe our grannies a sincere apology. (By TAY TIAN YAN/Translated by DOMINIC LOH/Sin Chew Daily

Source: Sin Chew: Granny was not here to sell her body

Google's guide to organizations helping Haiti

Well folks, Malaysia's need for positive changes is urgent and greatly needed and problems are numerous, but nothing compared to enormous problems facing Haiti. Hope you will spare a thought to those suffering in Haiti after the horrible earth quake which killed hundreds of thousands. The dead (may they rest in peace) can rest in peace, but those surviving, especially those maimed, lost their limbs, etc., faces a very, no, not very, but extremely hard life ahead.

What can we do to help? Those are those who are willing to contribute financially, but are worried if their donations might be misused and diverted for other purpose. So what do we do.

Well, Google has a motto - DON'T BE EVIL. Plus Google is extremely big and wealthy with a huge revenue. They have the resources to examine alternatives. They are so rich, why would they want to cheat you or help others cheat you of your hard earned money.

So what do we do. Just to let you know folks, There is a Google Haiti Crisis Response page which list various organizations helping Haiti. I am sure Google must have vetted them thoroughly.

Economy or Democracy: Hope for change now better for malaysia

My worry over this tendency of voters particularly Malaysians to put more emphasis on money (economy) over stuff more important like democracy, corruption, transparency etc. now seem slightly reduced. Respondents in the Merdeka Center's poll regarding the Najib's Barisan Nasional's shameless power grab in Perak, apparently slightly more respondents chose democracy over democracy over economy: "60 percent of the respondents felt their right to democratically elect their own representatives was of primary importance as opposed to 28 percent who felt the state's ability to generate economic growth was more important."

Let's pray that Malaysians would get wiser over their choices as more people begins to realize which is more important and of more lasting benefits.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Malaysia's economy face a steep dive

Brace yourself folks for a hard landing Malaysia's economy wise. Please folks, even if you are not interested in politics, think of your and your loved ones' wallet if we don't make even the tiniest effort at bringing positive changes to Malaysia (read this inspiring story Little bird smallest action changed the world if you need inspiration to gt off your butt).

Who is this Wenger Khairy? In this comment at Politics of kangaroo trial not only is a pretty sharp analysis of what awaits us in as per the direction of Malaysia's economic future, and is making me pay a bit more attention to him or her.

Dear Dato',
I have to respectfully disagree with your reading of the situation. The facts what you say are correct, but Tengku is spot on the interpretation.

Anwar in 2009 is not the same as Anwar in 1999. His support base is greatly diminished, and that may sound counter intuitive considering the tremendous gains the Opposition has made in the electoral seats.

Why do I say that?
The oft held wisdom among the UMNO elite is that Anwar is the glue that binds DAP and PAS, which as usual is outdated. In fact, really PAS had planned the outcome of this trial way back in 2009, and if you look at recent pronouncements considering the issues dear to the Malay community,they did not need Anwar to mediate a common platform with the DAP. Furthermore, PAS and DAP model was put to the test in Perak and it was the actions of 2 x PKR reps and 1 x DAP rep which caused it to fail, initially. Furthermore, Anwar did more damage than good when he decided to go with this MP jumping routine, and really if Anwar gets taken down, I bet it would not be an insignificant proportion that says good riddance to bad rubbish. Even RPK has more or less said so.

But Anwar has yet one last role to play before he goes down. He will bring the Government down with him.

Let me explain how.

From the initial 2 days of trial, we assume that this trial is going to last for some time, lets say 4 months. A week plus from now, Nizar's case gets mentioned before the High Court, around the same time TBH inquest resumes.

So we have two potential time bombs for the Government with this protracted fight against Anwar. Remember the Government is not engaging in a fight with the Opposition, they are engaging in a fight with Anwar. The Opposition (PAS & DAP) is happily working together to bring BN down.

And already a lot of questions are being asked on the motives of Saiful, you can read around to find out. Just imagine how Karpal & Co. are going to cross examine Sayful. Is the end game to save Anwar?


Around the same time our economy is in the doldrums. Government is in huge budget deficit mode, and the talk is that the oil subsidy will be revised. I roughly know the state of Government finances from the extracts from BNM. The growth rate in M3 is about RM 10-15 million a yr, which cannot sustain any meaningful bank lending to industry.

GDP this year? Real growth 3%?
Dato, is that number even achievable? After all the ups and downs of the economy tracks really the volume of exports which is governed by the semi conductor cycle. Which is governed by the demand from our friendly Americans for our goods. Last nite, US economy continued to shed jobs. No good news here, and any adjustment to the Petrol subsidy will mean deep recession.
Additional info: You have to utilize a tool called System Dynamics to see the bull whip effect that contributed to the regional increase in economic activity in Q2-Q4 2009. Quarter on quarter, Q4 GDP would be positive, but year on year, I estimate contraction of around -5 to -6%. Full year 2010 -1 to -2% real growth.

And so the question people are asking is why on earth is the Government so focussed on this trial? The people are asking this question because there are 100 other things that requires the Government focus as well, which they feel that the Government is either unable or unwilling to solve.

And that's what will drive voter attitude. The political outcome of this trial will be determined by the economic reality. If Malaysians achieve developed nation status in 2011, then the PM Najib is the best thing since sliced bread. If Malaysia achieves two consecutive years of recession, which is what Wenger J. Khairy is predicting, then the rest is kind of history.

But alas, whoever is driving this ship has set his course to go over the edge of the world, and so may he sail over it, with all those in tow.