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15 Articles from Malaysia : Nurul’s Pleas Cynical – Nurul Also Doing Non-Physical Variant of Political Violence – Physical Political Violence Justified by Nepotism and Term Limitlessness (99% slaves’ hatred to their own controllers is directed outwards at other parties with the same controllers – end result is 99% loses out – Nurul is a 1%ter), Lim the Liar Sr A Broken Record, Time to Punish Those Who have Caused or Given reason to Cause the Apartheid of Bumiputra, BERSIH biased, Lim the Liar Jr is Evil In Treatment of the Poor – Withholds Government Homes For The Homeless to Parasite ‘Political Energy’, ROS Could Disband DAP so 3rd Force Independents Could Take Over, Form A Microstate Destroy the Opposition?, Minorities Want Equality And Flexibility For Spaces For Entertainment Do Not Need ‘Political Power’ Otherwise, Karpal’s 2 Tongued Double Standards in Ethical Duplicity, Laws Must Be Amended For Equitable Wealth Distribution – 222MPs Useless to the 99% Majority Voters, While MCA Flounders on Democratic Issues of Equality : Term Limitless Nepotist Lims’ Double Standards in Ethical Duplicity Hated By 99%ters (even if the 99%ters don’t know what they find so hateful that was just pointed out), Will All Stronghold-Satrapy Mindset GTFO of Dewan?, Pity Yourself Lim for Being So Blind As to Not See What Chua is Doing In This Specific Instance (All Other lapdog instances are still pitiable), Cult of Personality Harms Democracy in the Infected 99%, Singapore Colludes with Malaysia to Deny Minorities in Malaysia Equality, Malaysia Today Colludes with Malaysia to Deny Sexual Minorities in Malaysia Equality, Michelle Yeoh And Eric Moo Sell Out the Chinese Minorities (Misses Chance to Slam Apartheid to Party With Racists As If Everything With Minorities In Malaysia Was Fine) – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 17th April 2013

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ARTICLE 1

End the political violence, Nurul Izzah pleads – Saturday, April 13, 2013

Incumbent Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has urged the police to take action against instances of political violence and intimidation targeting her and her campaign workers.

She said a police report has been lodged on each of these incidents that have taken place of late, and seven such reports have been lodged so far.

However, no action has be taken to date despite some of the alleged perpetrators being photographed and named in the reports.

“We have been document the attacks and right now, we’d just ask the authorities, please: Speedy action on those responsible for such threats,” Nurul Izzah said yesterday.

She said this to reporters after a ceramah outside the Sri Pahang public housing flats in Bangsar, where the latest incident took place just hours before.

Nurul Izzah said an Umno supporter brandishing a machete had threatened one of her campaign volunteers who was installing party flags in the area ahead of the ceramah, about 5.30pm yesterday.

A police report has been on this incident as well.

NONEThe PKR vice-president also urged the local Umno division chief, Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin, to help prevent such incidents from taking place.

“The key Umno branch leaders are involved and this is very sad. I hope Raja Nong Chik will do his bit as the Lembah Pantai Umno division chief: Control his boys! Play clean!” Nurul Izzah added.

Although it is yet to be official, the senator and federal territories minister is widely expected to contest in Lembah Pantai.

Posters, billboards and banners throughout the constituency already display his image prominently, alongside BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak who will be contesting in Pekan, Pahang.
Posted by Mohd. Kamal bin Abdullah at 9:47 PM

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If a 2 terms were applied, the new MPs not even of 1 term would not be targeted for ‘being no threat’ but PKR’s family bloc and nepotism culture , term limitless culture encourages political violence. If the opposition MPs were not seen as being worth millions and more normal to everyone i general, these sorts of attacks would not take place. The family bloc is the issue in all coalitions, and because the 99% are angered whatever side they are from, though probably they would prefer to run for election by lowering election deposits which neither BN or Pakatan want to, the 99% should field themselves as independent 3rd Force candidates and stop voting for either coalition or even threatening any fellow 99%ters from either side as well. Whats the point? Vote yourselves into power 3rd Force 99%ters, stop voting Nurul, if you want to hurt Nurul who already has had 2 terms or more and is also a mother already, just don’t vote Nurul. Run for candidacy instead and do what Nurul would never do, GTFO after 2 terms and lower election deposits! See parang wielders? No need to use parang. Just teach Nuruls supporters to drop Nurul for a fresh 2nd liner candidate and stop Nuruls 23K MP salary. Had 2 terms and 2+ million in salaries already? Lied about 90% of GE12 Manifestos? Have entire family in politics? Then expect no sympathy from the 99%!

No thanks. I think Nurul knows what would have been preferred by moi, but lets not get ito that, 2 terms too late, and Nurul has not even endorsed the 3 items with any clarity but for certain quite obliquely - which is not in any understandable manner to the voters in general . . .

No thanks. I think Nurul knows what would have been preferred by moi, but lets not get ito that, 2 terms too late, and Nurul has not even endorsed the 3 items with any clarity but for certain quite obliquely – which is not in any understandable manner to the voters in general . . .

Democracy is more important that your supposed friendship to the voters Nurul, so GTFO of Dewan! That goes as many times more for any MP who has had more than 2 terms or is already a plutocrat 1%ter that cannot declare assets yet won’t lower election deposits but dare ask for 750K funerals. Pakatan Rakyat is as much a failure as corrupt and racist BN! Lets remove BOTH BN and PR and remember to GTFO after 2 terms or even better 1 term, and lower election deposits to 150.00 so that every single 99%ter can run for election as well.

ARTICLE 2

Malaysia GE13: Opposition’s Lim Kit Siang demands apology from Mahathir – Published on Apr 13, 2013 – 5:01 PM

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s opposition veteran Lim Kit Siang has demanded that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad apologise for a defamatory blog post, and threatened legal action if he does not do so within 24 hours.

Writing on his own blog on Saturday, Mr Lim said he had challenged Dr Mahathir to produce evidence to back his attacks or apologise, but “there has only been silence”.

“I’m giving him another 24 hours to vindicate himself, produce proof to substantiate his allegations against me or behave as a responsible ‘elder statesman’ and retract and apologise for his defamatory blog against me,” wrote the Democratic Action Party leader.

Dr Mahathir alleged in a blog post on Thursday that Mr Lim decided to contest in a Chinese-majority constituency in Johor state “because he wanted the Chinese there and in Johor to reject working together and sharing with the Malays”.

He also alleged that a win by Mr Lim would lead to “unhealthy racial confrontation” and end “Sino-Malay cooperation”.

Mr Lim said the allegations by Dr Mahathir are “downright lies and falsehoods”.

“In fact, in my 47 years in politics, I had never been guilty of anyone of these… charges by Mahathir as it goes against the very grain of my political beliefs,” he wrote.

He added that he hopes to win not just on Chinese votes, but on the votes of all the three main races.

Mr Lim also hit out at “dirty tricks” used by the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, such as “fake videos making malicious and vicious attacks on PR leaders” and leaflets circulating in Johor accusing him of being the provocateur of the 1969 racial riots.

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We don’t need this kind of MP like Lim the Liar Sr. We did not vote to pay for salaries for Lim the Liar Sr to ask apologies from Mahathir even as much as Mahathir needs to apologise to the people for decades of corruption and apartheid. This is tax payer money funded time Lim the Liar Sr is wasting. Demand the below 3 items and stop destroying democracy with limitless terms and nepotism and GTFO of Dewan so that someone else can amend some laws or challenge apartheid.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Who cares about idiot apologies for even more idiotic politicians taking taxpayer money? Mahathir would never apologise, would never need to apologise to Lim, so why the hell does Lim keep asking Mahathir for apologies wasting taxpayer funded time? Lousy egositic politicians should GTFO of Dewan. GTFO useless old creeps! Of all things Mahathir beat Lim the Liar Sr to term limits (both remain nepotistic). Now the hateworthy record for term limitlessness belongs to Lim Kit Siang the Liar of GE12 Local Council and Asset Declaration Manifestos.

ARTICLE 3

21-Day Countdown to 13GE Polling Day – Attorney-General Gani Patail given opportunity to arrest and charge Mahathir for sedition and criminal defamation

As the former DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng has lodged a police report this morning in Kuala Lumpur against the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for sedition and criminal defamation, I will give the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail the opportunity to arrest and charge Mahathir for sedition and criminal defamation before I instruct my lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Mahathir for defamation in connection with his blog, “Gelang Patah” last Thursday, 11th April 2013.

I had given Mahathir two opportunities to withdraw and apologise for his chauvinistic and seditious blog which made irresponsible and baseless attacks on my reputation and character or face legal action for defamation for his lies and falsehoods, but the former Prime Minister had been totally unmoved and unrepentant.

Mahathir had disgraced and dishonoured the office of the former Prime Minister, which is provided by Parliament every year with a princely allocation from the annual Federal Government budget for its upkeep, by spewing downright lies and falsehoods to make the 13th General Elections the dirtiest in the the nation’s history which is most unworthy and unfitting for a former Prime Minister whose living and maintenance expenses is billed to the public purse.

Two days ago, the latest “black operation” in the 13GE surfaced with the appearance of a sex video purportedly involving the PAS Secretry-General Mustapha Ali, which has been categorically denied by Mustafa who said that UMNO was desperate enough to lie in order to drop him from the country’s arena.

It is on public record that the previous occasion when the country’s general elections plumbed to its lowest depths for being the dirtiest election campaign in the nation’s history was under Mahathir’s premiership in 1990, when Barisan Nasional faced its first serious challenge from two political coalitions, Gagasan Rakyat and Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) led by Semangat 46, DAP and PAS.

Two dirty tricks were played by UMNO/BN in the 1990 general election campaign from its armoury of the politics of fear and blackmail to incite racial sentiments with highly inflammatory propaganda based on lies and falsehoods, viz:

Firstly, the depiction of Semangat 46 President, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah on radio, television and the printed media as having sold out Malay honour and race and betrayed Islam by showing him with a Kadazan headgear alleging that it bore the symbol of the cross – as final and ultimate proof that Tengku Razaleigh had sold out Islam to Christianity in Sabah

In fact, the so-called cross on the Kadazan headgear is tapioca shoot (pucuk ubi) and most headgears of this sort are made by the Bajau community which is largely Muslim. A few days before Tengku Razaleigh’s visit to Sabah in the 1990 GE, Dr. Mahathir had worn the same Kadazan headgear with the so-called cross when visiting Sabah.

Secondly, full-page advertisements in the mainstream media to create fear and panic among voters, with the full-page advertisement in Utusan Malaysia under the deading “Sokong Membawa Rebah” while the Nanyang Siang Pao advert carried the heading “Recollection of History” – with both carrying the same picture depicting bloodshed, violence, arson and carnage.

The visual impact of the picture was manyfold greater than the wordings under the picture, which immediately conveyed the message that if the Barisan Nasional and UMNO lost in the 1990 general elections, there would be another May 13 of bloodshed, violence, arson and carnage.

I remember asking Mahathir during the first Parliamentary debate after the 1990 GE whether he had given the “green light” for these two despicable and deplorable UMNO/BN “dirty tricks” in the 1990 GE.

Now, I am more than convinced that Mahathir was behind these two “dirty tricks” when he could now concoct such lies and falsehoods in his blog on “Gelang Patah” which among other things, accused me of wanting to contest in Gelang Patah because

I want the Chinese in Gelang Patah and Johor to “reject working together and sharing with the Malays”;

urge the Chinese in Johor “to dislike and hate the Malays” to create “conflict and antagonism between the races”;

create “an unhealthy racial confrontation” between the Malays and Chinese in Johor, which will be “disruptive and will not be conducive to the development of Malaysia”.

I repeated that all these three allegations by Mahathir are downright lies and falsehoods, which I had never uttered in Gelang Patah and Johore since the announcement on March 18 that I would be contesting in Gelang Patah, and that I had never uttered such scurrilous lies and falsehoods in my 47 years in politics, as to run counter to the grain in my political beliefs fostering greater inter-racial co-operation to build a united Malaysian nation.

Sections 499 and 500 of the Penal Code on criminal defamation states:

Defamation

499. Whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read or by signs, or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person, intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm the reputation of such person, is said, except in the cases hereinafter excepted, to defame that person.

Punishment for defamation

500. Whoever defames another shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

I await action by the Police and the Attorney-General.
Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timur
Media conference statement by Lim Kit Siang in DAP 13GE Ops centre in Gelang Patah on Sunday, 14th April 2013

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Attorney-General Gani Patail should arrest and charge Lim Kit Siang for sedition and criminal defamation FIRST then bother about Mahathir who is no longer active in politics.

The Sedition Act should have been used against Lim the Liar, Mr. dirty-hand of the Race Riots, and any others present or active during the riots and fighting as well; as as many generations of their descendants to be barred all involved from politics thereon.

The Rakyat await action by the Police and the Attorney-General. Put this nepotistic term limitless liar and trouble maker in prison.
@AgreeToDisagree is the 3rd Force Parliamentary Leader & MP of the ‘Real Issue’ (of Ending Apartheid)

ARTICLE 4

BERSIH slams “contemptible” Tunku Aziz: WHAT A TURNCOAT! – by Bersih 2.0 – Friday, 12 April 2013 22:44

Bersih 2.0 denounces in the strongest terms the wild, baseless and defamatory statements by Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim issued on April 8 and 11, 2013 where he accused BERSIH 2.0 of being an “instrument of money laundering”. We further denounce in the strongest terms his recent attempt to implicate BERSIH 2.0 in an alleged strategy to create “chaos” on polling day.  All these allegations are wholly untrue.

Bersih 2.0 has in fact recently filed a defamation suit against a publication over similar wild and mischievous allegations relating to our funding.

Bersih 2.0’s accounts are open for all to see and we invite Tunku Aziz to do so. He will then realize the tremendous support we receive from Malaysians who believe in the cause of free and fair elections. We consider the accusation that Bersih 2.0 is laundering foreign funds for the benefit of a political party, to be an expression of contempt against these Malaysians and the love they have for their country.

The discussion to form Bersih 2.0 as a civil society outfit was initiated by Maria Chin Abdullah and Wong Chin Huat in 2009, the two civil society members of the original Bersih coalition. We can confirm that Tunku Abdul Aziz has never been invited to join the Bersih 2.0 steering committee, nor has he been nominated by us for its leadership.

As for Tunku Abdul Aziz’s attempt to implicate Bersih 2.0 in alleged plans by “certain parties” to disrupt the electoral process, we consider this to be contemptible. We ask that Tunku Aziz disclose the purported “evidence” that he has. Furthermore, BERSIH has made it clear that it does not agree with the randomisation of votes and Tindak Malaysia’s inclusion of this item in their training has apparently ceased since October last year.

Contemptible

Tindak Malaysia and Bersih 2.0 carry out valuable training for volunteers who are choosing to be PACABA agents or citizen observers respectively. Tunku Aziz ought to attend these training sessions so that he himself can understand the process and appreciate how ridiculous his allegations are.

Bersih 2.0 has been sent a letter by Tunku Aziz on 11 April 2013 that repeats once again his baseless accusations  and has asked that Bersih 2.0 sign a pledge for a peaceful process on election day.

We do not see how we can even entertain any such request given his outrageous allegations against us. In any event, Bersih 2.0 does not have to sign a pledge for a peaceful process on election day. That has always been our stand and that is reaffirmed in all the training and voter education that we do. We are committed to a peaceful election day.

However, given the obvious instances of political violence and smear campaigns that go unchecked, we believe the source of the possible “chaos” lies elsewhere.

As former Transparency International President, we would urge Tunku Aziz to:

(1) Firstly, ensure the transparency, accountability and impartiality of the EC; and

(2) Secondly, issue a strong condemnation of the political violence and smear campaigns that we currently see.

We note this targeted attack on Bersih 2.0 and we suspect this will continue until the elections.  We also note that some of the negative campaign material by certain parties, targets Bersih 2.0. We assure Malaysians that regardless of these baseless attacks, Bersih 2.0’s demand for free and fair elections and for a more just and democratic Malaysia will not falter.

Steering Committee
Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (Bersih 2.0)

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Tunku is the last person standing between Pakatan’s lies, the ethnocentralisation of the Malay rulers (which people like rackethead Lee Chong Wei and bonded girl Michelle Yeoh sadly encourage) and the fundamentalism of the  Malays to a point. BERSIH however has complicitly ignored and never criticized all of Pakatan’s failed manifestos of GE12, failed promises for the very basic democracy affirming Local Council Elections AND has refused to even field new candidates who are mostly not family members as well. I’m suspecting that BERSIH is a reverse-psychology BN outfit. Run against BN and now PR like Tunku dares, or STFU BERSIH! Contributing nothing to democracy in solid political representation but talking alot. That means no real results. Tunku should lead 3rd Force and grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;which BN can but won’t and Pakatan has muttered vaguely about (instead choosing to be nepotistic, term limitless and exclusionary to all who are stupid enough to tolerate family blocs) but probably cannot because of PAS and DAP with PKR too weak to change the other 2 for endorsement with intent to grant the above 3 items with. Vote 3rd Force!

ARTICLE 5

GE13: ‘Mr Angry Bird’ to soar again if given chance – Saturday April 13, 2013

Loke wearing his ‘Angry Birds’ costume while posing next to a banner at his new service centre in Macallum Street, George Town. Loke wearing his ‘Angry Birds’ costume while posing next to a banner at his new service centre in Macallum Street, George Town.

GEORGE TOWN: Residents in the Pengkalan Kota state constituency will agree that Loke Poh Chye is “Mr Angry Bird”.

The Pengkalan Kota Barisan Nasional coordinator has capitalised on the game’s popularity when highlighting problems faced by the constituents since 2011. Hence, the Angry Bird tag has now become synonymous with him.

He said he had donned an Angry Birds costume, given to him by a Chinese press reporter, when opening his service centre in Macallum Street recently.

“The thought of using Angry Birds suddenly hit me because not only are the people angry but it also garners attention,” he said yesterday.

Loke, 65, said that the Angry Bird figures were even painted on banners whenever he carried out peaceful demonstrations.

“Every time we do that, the relevant authorities will respond and immediately take action,” he claimed.

He recalled one such protest in September 2011 at the Sri Saujana flats on Macallum Street Ghaut.

“We were protesting the delay in releasing the 348 vacant units there that were completed more than three years earlier,” he said.

“After our peaceful protest, action was taken.”

However, Loke said he preferred to sit down and resolve problems through discussions.

Loke, who is the Jalan Kuala Kangsar MCA branch chairman, said that he might not wear his costume at his ceramah if he was selected to contest in Pengkalan Kota.

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Lim the Liar Jr is playing fengshui with moi’s presence in the state. I hope this news gets out and the 99% votes someone who has not had more than 2 terms in to replace the nepotism liar creep. If LGE could have his way, so long as moi stays in the state, these flats would NEVER be released. So remember 99%ters when you get your units which person to target – the one who refused to release your units for his own spiritual greed creating a situation of homelessness and parasiting off that suffering. You see LGE has put a spiritual bounty on his own head after taking certain actions. Theft with the spiritual world  . . .  LGE is a Spiritual Criminal, and Ambiga who knows had some hand. See below excerpt  for an idea of how thick skinned some politicians have gotten and how exercising English language use has devolved into NLP exercises in word usage :

Crossroads

We have perfected Machiavellianism that lives in our world of Oriental Despotism (nepotism, term limitlessness, lies in election manifestos). We live in a mediated world – of truth no longer can be discerned, in a world of perception management wherein politics is so complex yet cannibalistic (exercising English language use with negativity in intent) . In our society lies Italy’s Mussolini and Germany’s Hitler and Japan’s Tojo; of hegemonisers, of annihilators, and Asian-looking imperators (this appears in the blog of the worst cases of term limitlessness and nepotism).

In these three-in-one deadly concoction of cultural contradictions lies the icing of the one-dimensionality of Malaysiana and that sloganism of ‘Truly Asia’ (Copycating is a form of murder, grow your own brain cells, think your own thoughts and help ensure democracy by condemning, instead of appearing in blogs of people like Lim the Liar Sr who cannot declare assets, cannot keep word on Local Council Elections and keeps family blocs in the CEC, destroys democracy via cult of personality ala North Korea who has not yet made critical transitions towards Kingship if they could, but DAP is a political party and if the CEC is run like a family business, there is no justification for DAP’s term limitless losers . . .  drop these losers Azly, and run against them as 3rd Force candidate if you can afford to!).

The show goes on (ONLY because the 99% do not drop the tterm limitless and nepotistic, only because Azly continue mindlessly fetting family blocs and their self serving democracy corrupting natures) . . .

Megatrends of madness, Part I – by Azly Rahman – Malaysiakini – Apr 8, 2013

We are at a critical juncture – at a dangerous crossroad of either a peaceful transfer of power or a descent into utter chaos. These few weeks we will see more drama unfolding – the ultimate aim is to win and win and win and kill and kill and overkill our critical sensibility. We have not recovered from the shock of a Sulu incursion and we are ill-prepared for a general election that is plagued with all kinds of issues from many angles and manifesting in all kinds of dimensions. This is our megatrend of madness.

Don’t get ‘Angry’, get even by running against all offending MP or Assemblyman candidates. More DAP inspired evil below :

Gambier Threat

http://malaysiandemocracy.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/gambier1.jpg?w=604

ARTICLE 6

DAP told to attend ROS inquiry on April 18 – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – by Opalyn Mok, TMI – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

DAP has been told to attend an inquiry by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on April 18.

DAP national chairman Karpal Singh said the party received a letter from the ROS on April 9 instructing the party’s election returning officer Pooi Weng Keong and election strategist Ong Kian Ming to attend the inquiry as witnesses.

The inquiry, which will start at 10am, will be conducted by investigating officer Insp Mohd Nawawi Mat.

The inquiry is regarding the party polls in December last year where a ‘technical glitch’ occurred, resulting in an error in the vote count which saw none of the Malay candidates being elected into its central executive committee (CEC).

A recount was conducted which saw Zairil Khir Johari elected to the CEC where the actual votes received by him totalled 803 as compared to 305 in the erroneous results.

The whole CEC lineup remains unchanged despite the recount.

The party then conducted audits of the recount, led by Ong and also by an external chartered accountant firm, and confirmed the results of the recount as accurate and free from error.

This issue attracted criticisms from the party’s political foes and also from disgruntled members who filed complaints with the ROS.

“We have been requested to supply documents relating to the party elections including notices sent out to delegates during the inquiry,” Karpal said in a press conference at the Air Itam Market this morning.

“We will supply all the information and documents in support of the party elections in compliance with ROS,” he said.

He pointed out that the errors in the party polls were due to a technical glitch so there was no fraud or misrepresentation involved.

“There have been calls for DAP to be deregistered. The deregistration of a party is a serious matter,” he said.

He said the ROS may have the power to deregister a party but this can only be done after an in-depth investigation had been conducted and backed up by solid evidence.

“As the investigation falls on April 18, it is virtually impossible that they will make a decision before April 20, which is the nomination date, so the ROS should refrain from making decisions before then,” the incumbent Bukit Gelugor MP said.

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On technicality, the ROS could ask the voters in every district if they voted for DAP because of Local Council Elecetions and Asset Declarations and would like to withdraw their vote or call for re-election because DAP lied about these 2 issues. There should be BN citizens’ movements in every single DAP constituency to carry this action out even beofre GE13. I am sure more than a handful of DAP constituencies should want a by-election. BN however should expect that since BN has not even used that mandate to grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;that the voters may as well field independent candidates not from Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat as well. The Election Commission should do the democratic thing.

ARTICLE 7

Anwar changes tone on SAPP – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – by Queville To, FMT – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

Hoping to capitalise on voter discontent in the state, the opposition leader now tells Sabah PR leaders to continue talking with Yong Teck Lee

KOTA KINABALU: In a surprise move, Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim re-opened the door for cooperation with the opposition Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).

The opposition leader who is hoping to capitalise on voter discontent in the state, told Sabah PR leaders to continue talking with SAPP president Yong Teck Lee.

He said the gesture was in view of the fact that SAPP supports PR’s policy and leadership, unlike the Sabah State Reform Party (Sabah Star) which has always opposed the opposition.

He told reporters this during a press conference held at PPPS head Lajim Ukin’s residence in Likas, near here, on Friday.

Anwar’s change of tone came as a surprise to many as, only two weeks ago, he announced during his visit to Sabah that Pakatan Rakyat would not engage in any more talks with local opposition parties.

He charged that SAPP and Sabah STAR are untrustworthy and that PR would instead focus on solidifying its agenda in Sabah together with its local allies Pertubuhan Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPPS) and Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS).

Touching on Tuaran PKR chief Ansari Abdullah’s proposed candidates’, Anwar promised “it will be given a serious consideration”.

He said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali is in constant communication with Ansari on the matter and said that no public announcement would be made to avoid misunderstandings.

“We will take the proposal positively, especially with the discussions with APS and PPPS still ongoing. They are worried that their proposals are being ignored.

“But we never forget and ignore any proposals and suggestions. I have also told them that we will consider and we accept it as serious suggestions,” he said.

Unresolved issues

Ansari controversially announced that prominent surgeon and activist Dr Chong Eng Leong would be Pakatan’s candidate in Sepanggar, Mazhry Nasir (Putatan), Anthony Mandiau (Kota Marudu), Mursalim Tanjul (Kudat), Saidil Semoi (Kota Belud) and Jonathan Yassin (Ranau).

Anwar said the delay in announcing the Sabah PKR candidate line-ups for the 13th general election was due to “unresolved issues” and overlapping claims by Pakatan coalition parties in at least six state seats.

“The decisions (on candidacies) will be made by the state leaders, unless there is any conflict, then we (the top leaderships) will look into it. However, about 90% of the decision are made by the Sabah leadership.

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Anwar can go on and ‘consider’, meanwhile SAPP might as well take over all of East Malaysia and leave Peninsular Malaysia to form their own country. Meanwhile Najib appears to have failed to nail Anwar with Sedition for involvement in the Suluk sultanate issue. Perhaps the offering by Najib to Kiram was not a microstate centered around at very least, that Lahad Datu constituency Kiram wanted? Being generous here could help remove what is supposed to be the Opposition leader Anwar (frankly the value of Anwar as a political danger to Najib is far less than the value of a piece of Nusantara history and a colonial denunciation) . . .

ARTICLE 8

GE13: ‘Chinese can never control Parliament’ – Saturday, 13 April 2013 Super Admin

(The Star) – The Chinese will never be a dominant political force in Malaysia, even under Pakatan Rakyat, said PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu.

As both MCA and DAP would be vying for the limited number of Chinese-majority seats, they would only be eliminating each other, he said.

Only one would emerge winner in each seat, and the number of Chinese-majority seats remained the same, he added.

As such, it would be impossible for the Chinese to wield greater influence in Parliament, he said at a ceramah in Kupang on Thursday night.

It was Mohamad’s inaugural ceramah in Kedah after PAS announced him as its Pendang parliamentary candidate.

Mohamad also pointed out that Pakatan Rakyat fielded 23 more Malay Muslim candidates compared with Barisan Nasional in the 2008 general election.

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As mentioned elsewhere before, all 222 MPs can be Malays (as of now the minority MPs might as well be Malays and Muslims for not demanding the below listed 3 items) BUT Malaysia needs to grant :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;as well as what Muslims consider haram in appropriate districts, RLDs (like Adult Industry venues or even porn studios), OPZs, LGBT rights of association sexual fulfillment as well as no encroachment on minority lifestyles such as not blaring loudspeakers or arresting non-Muslims for Hudud issues, allowing appropriately distanced and numerous abbatoirs for haram meat, or breweries. For the Malays item 2 will be relevant BUT do not expect the minorities to stand up in any greater measure than for the above 3 items and freedoms or spaces for minority entertainment/association/expression districts. In fact no political power is needed with all of the above granted.

The minorities as is do not have any of the above and even education allotments, poverty eradication or aid type programmes are not even fair. THAT is the only reason why any minorities are in politics at all. The Chinese do not want to conrol Parliament, but will try to do so as long as the above are not granted. Remember though that in ASEAN overall, who’s boss, and that Malaysia is among the weaker of ASEAN members. Equality for the minorities please and stop saying how the Chinese can never control Parliament, they are interested in controlling the East and THAT includes Malaysia. The locals only ask for the above and would not care if 222 MPs were Malay, geopolitically, the Chinese and Indians are already de facto rulers of ASEAN, with Russian as a +1 of sorts able to take on all of ASEAN.

PAS will shield all from race clash, veep vows

http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/newscommentaries/55878-pas-will-shield-all-from-race-clash-veep-vows

Fair and good enough for PAS to reassure, but ‘all’ (non-Muslims) will also need the above rights and venues including Malays themselves for apostasy without punitive treatment from PAS. Peacefulness without the above is not FUN and the while minorities do not doubt PAS’s common sense in ensuring peace, the minorities will not vote for PAS because the above FUN may not be allowed by PAS. Non-Muslims are not Muslims and have different ideas of fun, so PAS might not be voted anyway still.

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Only 1 or 2 individuals to contest two seats – Karpal assures – Friday, 12 April 2013 17:20

KUALA LUMPUR — The DAP will allow only one or two individuals to contest both parliamentary and state seats in the 13th General Election for strategic reasons, said its chairman Karpal Singh.

The party also has yet to finish the job of picking candidates and it will likely last up to the eve of nomination on April 20, he said.

The DAP’s candidates are selected by a four-man committee comprising Karpal Singh, advisor Lim Kit Siang, secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party disciplinary chief Tan Kok Wai.

Karpal Singh told Bernama the committee met two days ago and among the matters discussed was the one-candidate-one-seat arrangement.

“Among the major issues discussed was who should be given the exception.There is still room until next week fur further deliberation on the candidates list”, Karpal Singh said, but did not elaborate.

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No half measures. This might as well be saying that only 1 or 2 individuals will be entirled to have MP’s in their families for all eternity. Either follow democratic principles or GTFO of Dewan. Might as well ‘rape’ a victim a little bit and see if that will stand in court as a non-sexual assault case. Skewed ethics from dirty lawyers posing as MPs corrupts the mindset of the voters. Karpal is destroying the nation because of a corrupted mindset.

ARTICLE 9

Grudge Match Shapes up in Key Malaysia State – by Chuin-Wei Yap, Wall Street Journal – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – Thursday, 11 April 2013 admin-s

Heavy campaign-related spending by the ruling National Front coalition in the opposition stronghold state of Penang has put the incumbent Democratic Action Party on the defensive ahead of Malaysia’s general and state elections on May 5.

Penang is a key electoral battleground. The northwestern state is the third-largest contributor to the national gross domestic output after Selangor and Johor. More importantly, the unprecedented win by the opposition of Penang five years ago marked a watershed decline in the ruling coalition’s fortunes there. Penang’s 13 seats out of 222 total in the Parliament may not be hefty in numbers, but the opposition’s five-year ascendancy has enabled it to showcase the state as an example of its policies in action to the national voter.

The DAP, which mainly draws support from the ethnic Chinese minority, said it expects the National Front to wage a bitter campaign to regain control of the state. Penang has emerged a big draw for investors, with many from China and Singapore snapping up luxury properties and companies like U.S. electronics manufacturer Bose and chip-maker Intel Corp. INTC +2.34% pledging cash to build hi-tech factories.

In recent months, the ruling coalition and its allies have financed a lavish round of goodies and giveaways in Penang. This has included a Lunar New Year concert by Korean “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy, organized by the Penang branch of the National Front. Opposition leaders say National Front allies are using their financial clout to invite Taiwanese and Hong Kong entertainers – playing to the state’s plurality of Chinese, an ethnicity that accounts for a quarter of Malaysia’s population – for a second concert in late April, though an official with the ruling coalition said the event hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The Malaysian Chinese Association, a member of the National Front, has also given out thousands of plush toys. Government-controlled newspapers have been printing the National Front’s election manifesto, and opposition leaders say non-governmental organizations allied to the National Front are handing out donations in a bid to shore up support.

Acknowledging that the DAP has been heavily outspent by the National Front on its home turf, DAP’s assistant national publicity secretary Zairil Khir Johari said Tuesday his party is counting on social media to narrow its financial disadvantage and court a critical segment of active voters.

Read more at: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/04/10/grudge-match-shapes-up-in-key-malaysia-state/

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Drop BOTH coalitions and then field yourselves as independents. Who needs the redistributed money of our own taxes from politicians to make the politicians look good, when by writing laws, planations, logging, land and other resources can be shared properly instead of being based around cronies for a ‘trickle down’ that will never occur? How many billion must an MP’s business crony be worth before they share their wealth? How many billionaires does Malaysia have while so many rot at the bottom of society never to have homes, starve, cannot pay TERTIARY education fees that should be made free? See all the billionaire plutocrat cronies, relatives and politicians? There is NO trickle down.

The 99% should run as independents and then write laws that distribute that plantation, tourist and mineral wealth – make education free. And 222 MPs have only colluded, not made wealth sharing possible. Vote only for 99% types! Any MP who is wealthy or had more than 2 terms or is nepotistic should not be voted for!

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Why is Guan Eng exempt from 1-candidate 1-seat rule? MCA slams LIM DYNASTY! – by  Tan Cheng Liang – Sunday, 14 April 2013 01:00

Remarks by DAP top gun Lim Kit Siang that the party will reduce the number of candidates running for both state and parliament constituencies to allow new blood smack of double standards as his son Lim Guan Eng is allowed to battle for both.

Although in principle, DAP says they will follow the 1-candidate-1-seat arrangement, Secretary General Guan Eng as DAP’s first Chief Minister will be the exception. Is this because he is privileged or that Penang DAP lacks talents to choose from?

Victims of the Lim Dynasty

Having exceptions to the 1-seat-1-candidate arrangement causes other potential DAP candidates to fall victim to the Lim dynasty. The paradox is that although DAP claims to build a democratic country with fair competition, over a long period of time, DAP has been under the hegemony of the Lim dynasty.

As Guan Eng has vested interests, therefore being entitled to enjoy privileges is in line with democracy and fair competition? DAP should specify which leaders are allowed to contest both state and Parliament seats. Set the rules clearly as to who can contest and who cannot and explain why a DAP member may or may not be a candidate.

Although the proposal of 1-candidate-1-seat was passed at the last DAP annual general meeting, without further details, the power holders can do whatever they want. Naturally, upcoming potentials who are not aligned with the Lim dynasty faction will be excluded.

Tan Cheng Liang
Wanita MCA Penang Chairman
Barisan Nasional Penang Publicity Chairman

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MCA speaks truly here, but one can only say, there are too many parallels within MCA that give no higher moral ground. Don’t call them a Dynasty, too much dignity, the Lims are a term limitless democracy destroying family bloc forming Political Junta, remember this term was coined by moi – and never vote for anyone that fits the above categories!

ARTICLE 10

Will KL remain Pakatan’s stronghold? – SPECIAL REPORTS – by Alyaa Azhar, FMT – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

After winning 10 out of 11 parliamentary seats in the 2008 general election, can Pakatan Rakyat manage to achieve the same feat this time around

In the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat was invincible in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The question both their supporters and BN are asking is, can they do it again?

Back in the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat almost had a clean sweep, winning 10 out of the 11 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Of the 13 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territories, BN only managed to win Setiawangsa, Putrajaya, and Labuan.

Parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur won by Pakatan were Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Bukit Bintang, Cheras, Kepong, Lembah Pantai, Segambut, Seputeh, Titiwangsa and Wangsa Maju.

For the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat, incumbent Selangor Menteri Besar and PKR’s Abdul Khalid Ibrahim defeated MCA’s Tan Chai Ho with a 2,515 majority while PKR’s Tian Chua defeated Gerakan’s Lim Si Pin for the Batu parliamentary seat with a 9,455 majority.

MCA’s Lee Chong Meng was defeated by DAP’s Fong Kui Lun with a 14,277 majority for the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat and in Cheras, DAP’s Tan Kok Wai beat MCA’s Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik with a 28,300 majority.

DAP’s Dr Tan Seng Giaw defeated Gerakan’s Lau Hoi Keong with a 23,848 majority for the Kepong parliamentary seat while the Lembah Pantai seat was wrested from Umno’s Shahrizat Abdul Jalil with a 2,895 majority by PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar.

DAP’s Lim Lip Eng defeated Gerakan’s Ma Woei Chyi with a 7,732 majority for the Segambut parliamentary seat while DAP’s Teresa Kok defeated MCA’s Carol Chew with a whopping 36,492 majority.

The lone Kuala Lumpur parliamentary seat won by BN was through Umno’s Zulhasnan Rafique who defeated PKR’s Ibrahim Yaakob with a 8,134 majority, however, for the Titiwangsa parliamentary seat, PAS’ Dr Lo’lo’ Mohd Ghazali managed to defeat Umno’s Aziz Jamaluddin Mohd Tahir with a 1,972 majority.

Wee Choo Keong who contested on a PKR ticket won Wangsa Maju with a slim majority of 150 votes, defeating MCA’s Yew Teong Look. Wee became an independent in 2010.

In Labuan, Umno’s Yusof Mahal defeated independent Lau Seng Kiat with a 8,457 majority. For the Putrajaya parliamentary seat, Umno’s Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor defeated PAS’ Mohammad Nor Mohamad with a majority of 2,734 votes.

Although the Pakatan coalition won 10 out of 11 of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur seats, BN is confident that other than defending the three seats won in 2008, they will manage to win more seats this coming election. These seats are, Lembah Pantai, Wangsa Maju, Bandar Tun Razak and Batu.

For the Lembah Pantai constituency, many have complained that Nurul Izzah has not been on the ground much.

Poised to wrest the seat from the incumbent MP would be Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being minister Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.

Raja Nong Chik has conveyed his intention to contest for the Lembah Pantai seat if he were to be selected by the BN as its representative.

“I am confident of winning the seat based on my service record and relationships established over the past 25 years in the area, starting from my early days as an Umno Youth member,” he said.

As for the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat, a three-cornered fight is expected to occur and although there has been talks that MCA is adamant with its choice of Yew Teong Look to contest, Umno’s Shafei Abdullah, who is also the prime minister’s political secretary, will most likely be fielded as the BN candidate.

Deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently hinted that Shafei will be fielded in the coming election.

“We want the rakyat to support whichever (BN) candidate. If Shafei becomes a candidate, okay. If any other candidate, that is also okay,” said Muhyiddin.

Shafei could find himself facing Dr Tan Kee Kwong, son of former Gerakan leader Dr Tan Chee Khoon, who is tipped to be PKR’s choice.

Incumbent independent MP Wee Choo Keong, on the other hand, is expected to defend his seat.

For the Bandar Tun Razak seat, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will be fielded again.

Insiders claim that Najib will be fielding one of his brothers for the seat. They said that it would be the brother with the least controversy.

Suffice to say that it would not be CIMB head Nazir nor Nazim who was linked to the Altantuya case, so that leaves either Johari or Nizam to stand as a candidate for the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat.

There are also talks that MCA’s Kepong Task Force head Tan Kok Eng is likely to be fielded in Bandar Tun Razak. Kok Eng’s father Tan Chai Ho held the Bandar Tun Razak seat for three consecutive terms before losing to Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Muhyiddin has also voiced his optimism in the BN wresting back the Batu parliamentary seat, based on the positive feedback from voters in the area, which is currently held by PKR vice-president Tian Chua.

He added that Batu residents have nothing to be proud of the incumbent MP who he said have made irresponsible and rude remarks about the national security force with regard to the Lahad Datu incursion.

The odds are also against Tian Chua who some widely regard as an “absentee MP”, because he is hardly seen on the ground.

Recently, PAS vice-president Husam Musa has been confirmed to contest for the Putrajaya parliamentary seat and is expected to face incumbent MP and Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The former Salor assemblyman acknowledged that it would not be an easy task for him to take on Tengku Adnan, describing the latter as a great strategist.

For the Titiwangsa seat, there is a 50% chance for both sides of the political divide, since the passing of Dr Lo’lo’, a hard working MP who was much loved by her constituents, PAS has been struggling to maintain her legacy.

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How about NO STRONGHOLDS and always term limits for ALL MPs and Assemblymen. After 2 terms, everyone on tax payer money salaries especially MPs to the tune of 23K monthly can GTFO so that all other Malaysians have a chance to write policy and earn that salary 250K+ per year. In fact no coalition or political party should be allowed to hold any seat or state too long. We end up with a false sense of entitlement and satrapy mindset that degeneratees into dictatorships and familyblocs like in Lim the Liars’ DAP CEC or PKR’s Anwarista nonsense and clique politics that lead to free market destroying plutocrat 1% problems, and plutocrat collusion that destroys unity and nation in the end. BN has been around too long, but Pakatan is no better as a replacement because of severe nepotism and term limitlessness issues.

The 99% should vote for 3rd Force and never again allow any politician to be MP or Assemblyman to be in power for more than 2 terms – that refuse lowering election deposits so everyone can participate as candidates in elections, but ask for 750K funerals and lie about Local Council elections or be unable to declare assets while being term limitless and nepotistic and asking for raises for salaries on YOUR tax monies to the tune of 250+K a year and yet refuse minimum wage of 900 a month in collusion with big business! Vote for 99%ters who have had not a single term in power! 3rd Force should remove all term limitless MP coalitions that refuse 2nd liner participation in policy making and naton building, and absolutely refuse the 99% from participating at all!

Meanwhile these politicians invade thoughts and minds with high technology companies, and further enslave the 99%. NEVER EVER vote for such entrenched more than 2 term politicians ever again! Want a better life? Remove all MPs and distribute unused state land and distribute the wealth from forestries, plantations and other tourism infrastructure which belong to everyone! Trash the damn enslavement system and do audits on technology Ministries, curb the powers of Technocrats and their neurotech Satellite cellphone tech. Want freedom and to never work a single day of your life hereon? Remove all term limitless plutocrats from MP and Assemblyman posts and write laws that distribute the wealth generated from the above that only a handful of cronies and the 222 MPs themselves are getting and so remain content to keep arguing meaninglessly about while remaining term limitless on YOUR tax monies at a 23K level! 1 term gives 1+ million and in 50 years instead of having 1 multi-millionaire plutocrat politician with 10 million, we might as well have 10 modestly wealthy millionaires worth 1 million who have been MPs or Congressmen so that the people have more choices to run to for advice if anything goes wrong with the system. A single plutocrat multitermer is more dangerous and easier to bribe or target for subversion as opposed to 10 former-Congressmen or former-MPs. Term limitlessness kills democracy and emboldens towards nepotism which becomes neo-feudalism!

Stop voting the same self serving idiots who never improve laws or improve wealth distribution again and again! There is only one thing to do, NEVER vote for these family blocs and Political Satrapies that dare think the 99% is gong to give their family bloc crony plutocrats that cannot declare assets any strongholds! The whole of Malaysia is every citizen’s stringhold and 222 MPs are creating crony capitalism so that the 99% are enslved, compounded by OSA (what are military acquisitions ACTUALLY worth or does all that ‘Official Secret’ status mean out of several billion or 10s of billions cronies and ministers or bureaucrats get commissions up to 30% or more? And the MPs dare not declare assets especially Pakatan’s term limitless nepotists after promising to do so? VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT!), ISA and Neurotech! Stop voting both BN and Pakatan plutocrats or family blocs or revoting anyone wh has had more than 1 term as MP or Asseblymen  (aka yourselves instead of plutocrats and instead of nepotists or instead of termlimitless)! Vote the 99% 3rd Force!

ARTICLE 11

Pity Soi Lek to be the first MCA president not to be fielded – April 14, 2013

DAP stalwart said that he ‘pities’ MCA chairman Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek after he confirmed that he won’t be contesting in the upcoming general elections.

Kit Siang said that he has the greatest sympathy and pity for Dr Chua who had to declare that he won’t be contesting and became the first MCA president who will not be fielded in the polls. He said this after Dr Chua said that he is not contesting in the May 5 polls to show that he is all about serving the party and not in for power like all other leaders before him.

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This political animal has no finesse and sense of term limits, but MCA President Chua who is being a gentleman and not being ‘kia see’ and ‘kia boh’ like Lim Kit Siang, more so since the old dictator and GE12 liar has had far too many terms. Such a thick skin and attacking Chua Soi Lek as well? Talk about uneducated and shameless (lies about asset declarations, lies about Local Council Elections, lies about GE12 Election manifestos etc..)

Chua Soi Lek not standing for election is very democratic and a show of statesmanship, that helps prevention of conflict of interest, distributive of political power – is praiseworthy and ethical in politics! This of course is something a term limitless nepotistic and undemocratic Mubarak/AliSalleh/Gadafi type like the pitiful Lim Kit Siang will never understand.

People that can fight in and cause race riots will never understand what Chua Soi Lek is doing or the mindset being propagated by such a simple action. Conversely Chua Soi Lek has never challenged apartheid either but can only be pitiful for not fighting for equality being in BN, not daring to chaallenge BN despite the fact that China could take on the whole of ASEAN diplomatically, financially and militarily! With such power behind the Chinese community in Malaysia and Chua Soi Lek not asking for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;is the only thing what Chua Soi Lek is pitiful and deserves sympathy about. Not running for MP allows other MCA grassroots and 2nd liners a chance to buld nation gives the practicioner of ‘Wuwei’ dignity, not rushing into the fray like fresh faced politician who has never had a single term in any seat before.

However a term llimitless nepotist who prevents his own party members’ 2nd liners and other youngsters from having a chance at nation building is the pitiful one that deserves sympathy. Even Mahathir has chosen the elder statesman’s route by quitting politics (unless this Henry Kissinger designated “racist” flip-flops), Chua Soi Lek as well, 2 terms then GTFO! Meanwhile, Chua Soi Lek really should demand EQUALITY and stop playing 2nd fiddle, when in fact the Chinese Community should be lording over UMNO along with MIC because China and India are the defactor superpowers of ASEAN and unstoppable together. Why should the minorities watch Chua Soi Lek accept 2nd class citizenship or not challenge apartheid in Malaysia? At very least demand equality, and that is what may kill BN in GE13 or any near future politics.

Vote for 3rd Force instead voters! BN has the mandate to grant the 3 items but does not, Pakatan Rakyat is run by clique based 3rd world nepostists who do not understand term limits or democratic princples Chua Soi Lek has shown here – Chua has had more than 2 terms, long overdue – but Lim the Liar Sr coninues to destroy democracy. Democracy is not about many terms, democracy is about policy and stepping aside like gentlemen after their 2 terms.

Pity Yourself Liar Lims!, Statesmanship and Mature Democracy Hampered by 99% infected by Cult of Personality, will destroy Malaysia, destroy the ethics of all DAP members who do not try to kick these term limitless nepotistic liars out of the DAP CEC !

ARTICLE 12

GE13: End of an era  – SPECIAL REPORTS – Monday, 15 April 2013 Super Admin

This election the country might bid farewell to leaders like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (87 years old), Lim Kit Siang (72 years old), Karpal Singh (72 years old), Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (82 years old), Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (77 years old), Tun Musa Hitam (78 years old) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (76 years old).

Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani, fz.com
THIS coming general election we will probably witness the climactic end to the career of politicians that have coloured and shaped the country’s politics as we know it today.

Leaders who have flushed the country’s newspaper headlines and stirred public imagination with their unmistakable quotes.

Politicians of conviction and not consensus, as the late Margaret Thatcher had described herself.

This could also be used to describe these politicians who never minced their words regardless of how ridiculous they may have sounded to the common people.

Charismatic leaders who were puppet masters, able to tug at the heart and emotions of the rakyat with their oratory masterpieces.

The country’s political sentiments have been swayed and anchored by these stalwarts of Malaysian politics and torchbearers of public opinion.

My generation, my father’s generation and grandfather’s generation have seen these leaders gun-slinging against one other with their quick and sharp retorts.

This election the country might bid farewell to leaders like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (87 years old), Lim Kit Siang (72 years old), Karpal Singh (72 years old), Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (82 years old), Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (77 years old), Tun Musa Hitam (78 years old) and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (76 years old).

With most of the leaders well into their 70s, it is hardly likely the country will see them campaigning in the 14th general election.

These leaders’ personas reflected the country’s state of political maturity at a time when the nation was still looking for direction and identity.

A country that was still learning how to breathe and considered as a backwater of the region.

A country of farmers and fishermen, rubber and tin.

Fifty-seven years later, these leaders still dominate the nation’s politics but the country is no longer a blip between Singapore and Thailand.

The country is no longer black or white but black and white, with an emergence of a grey area.

The country is no longer divided into distinct racial or religious silos but united in their economic hardship.

The rakyat is slowly realising that their loyalty is not for any political party but to themselves and their future.

Politics in Malaysia is slowly becoming about the people and no longer about the political parties and its personalities.

Loyalty has often been used by politicians in the post-colonial era to divide and conquer but it is time that we move forward.

As the country turns a new chapter with polling day next month, both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional will introduce new candidates as both try to reach out to the 3.7 million new voters who had never experienced the hardship of the pre-Merdeka generation.

The next five years, we will see who among the new leaders will able to take up the mantle from the old guards and drive their parties forward.

These leaders will determine which political party will survive or slowly disappear into the history books.

We need leaders who are not looking to blow their own trumpet but able to articulate and intelligently discuss issues that affect the people.

We need thinking leaders and not only preachers.

It will be interesting to see which leaders will be pushed into the upper echelons of their party leadership.

Will it be leaders like Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Tony Pua, P Kamalanthan, Gan Ping Sieu, Rafizi Ramli, or Salahuddin Ayub?

Malaysia will decide.


written by wangi, April 16, 2013 06:09:12
“We, the undersigned, appeal to Parti Keadilan Rakyat for Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to be given a state seat in Selangor to contest.”

This would surely be the most stupid petition one can ever think of. She is the party president and if she wants a seat, she should know how to get a seat without help from anyone. Are you people trying to insult Wan Azizah by implying that she is a mere useless figure head president with no power and no credibility?

Do you bunch of clowns think that if Najib, Chua Soi Lek, Hadi Awang, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng wants a seat, they need a petition from their supporters to help them get a seat?

If you people want so much for Wan Azizah to contest, change the petition to something more meaningful, such as:-

“We, the undersigned, appeal to Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to contest a state seat in Selangor.”


written by Lord Jim, April 16, 2013 03:57:04
Why are you deadbeats so keen Wan gets some respect now and deserves a seat to contest just because she is “president” of the PKR, etc?

Is it because she dresses like a nun?

Whatever you bleat will never be up to you, it is up to those who actually rule the PKR, your wish (and petition) will be ignored – unless you are someone like LKS who can shove Anwar aside, order him around and get Jui Meng pushed to Segamat-where?

Like Wan, all you clueless fairy tale and Anwar myth worshippers are just to be used and expendable, when are you monkeys going to learn anything about your self-respect – just when do you want to wake up and grab back your will from Herr Anwar and his cohort?

If Anwar cannot do anything for Jui Meng, his “vice president”, he cannot do anything for you monkeys!

Wan has to fight for herself. And I have to say she wasted her life in the background with her own intrigues for “G*d’s gift”


written by enikalila, April 16, 2013 01:39:25
By RIGHT (as a Party President), by CHOICE (a winnable candidate anywhere) and by LOGIC (common sense), Kak Wan shd b a DUN CANDIDATE. She very much wanted to continue serving as a YB n ALL PR SUPPORTERS want her to b a candidate in d election. As d Party President n command a high popularity within d party, she can overule Azmin’s decision (anytime) of dropping her out even if he is d Selangor Director of Operation. If it was Anwar’s own decision (which is very very STRANGE n ILLOGICAL), as a wife n as d LADY that has always stand besides him through thick n thin, she can ‘politely beg’ him n Anwar has NO REASON (even NO LOCUS STANDI) not to give in….. UNLESS IF IT IS AZMIN THAT MAKE ANWAR DO SO. Dont u think this is very highly probable??? This Azmin can be d No.2 was all due to Anwar, NOT thru his popularity. This issue sounds n looks very much FISHY. Anwar had SOMETHING to hide n Azmin is holding d secret??? It will make ppl believe ……


written by JJFoo, April 16, 2013 00:06:35
In time of need, Wan Azizah hold the fort for her husband and now she has to appeal for a seat to contest in GE13. Lets appeal on behalf of Wan Azizah but remember to make Anwar pays for this cold hearted maneuver. Anwar is going pay dearly.

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This is so stupid. These 2 share the same bed as married couples do and the people who even think like this forget that blood is thicker than water. That is why nepotism is so offensive in politics.

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written by periscope, April 15, 2013 23:28:25

“written by moya, April 15, 2013 22:57:58
WHAT KIND OF PARTY PRESIDENT IS THIS? If the PRESIDENT does not command her own party, GET LOST! IDIOT! Why are the public asked to cry for PKR President to have a bloody seat? It does not make any sense at all! President with no power.” I can’t help sharing the same feelings with Moya. Wan Azizah has herself to blame. Why the hell do we need to sign a petition for the President of a political party to contest a seat? Is she not woman enough to call the shots?

OMG I can’t believe this. President is supposed to be above the rubbish of politics, to arbitrate. A president if involved cannot aprbitrate. Wan’s non-presence is statesmanship, @moya cannot think like Wan Azizah is to act as a political animal. There MUST be 3 groups : the fronline MPs, the ex-MPs, the Committee AND ALL cannot be held by 1 to prevent conflict of interest. Aa for . . . Why are the public asked to cry for PKR President to have a bloody seat? . . . the saddest case will be that Wan Azizah or the above the political animal types have pre-planned this graceful bowing out so that Wan cn continue gracefilly as if the party would tear apart. Meaning Wan Azizah IS a plitical animal after all. If not, thenh Wan Azizah will EDUCATE the PKR members on the principles of this response-post.


written by @baboodin, April 15, 2013 22:57:52
This lady can contest anywhere and a sure win candidate so she should be count as one.

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Wan sure can insist on being fielded, but to do so would not to be a ‘lady’ anymore but a mere political animal. There is no way to pretend nepotism or family blocs of multiple posts does not harm the ethics of a political party or creates feudalism out of a nation. That is why people end up sliding towards the lowest common denominator of bribery and in the end resort to physical violence or riots – without guidance or from being in the mess there is no end to the vicious cycle of term limitlessness and nepotism compounded by the power to write laws that allow the same and even allow MPs to demand 750K funerals or 23K per month salaries while refusing a 900 minimum wage.
Conflict of interest multiple roles, nepotism and term limitlessness **IS** POLITICAL VIOLENCE and only the intellectually inclined who are emotionally sensitive enough ALSO ethical and principled enough, will see this fact and have a chance to become statesmen instead of mere political animals. This is not to say political animals cannot succeed, but would a Mahathir corrupted and bribed type of government where family blocs exist in political parties and government be a country Malaysians want to live in? With too much representation and power with satrapies and so-called strongholds forming, a nation will even become a police state via Orwellian laws and eventually a Military Junta when people refuse to abide Orwellian laws and resort to riots. POLITICALLY Civilised or POLITICALLY barbaric can thus be projected without a single act of physical violence and Wan Azizah if scrabbling with the 2nd liners for MP posts especially when having had 2 terms already reduces statesmanship into political greed.

So think nepotism and term limitlessness then consider how PAP of Singapore has control but only because they use protection racket style methods formed around laws and cause legal attacks on freedoms. Even then the populace will tolerate these people no more, especially when the threat of neurotech and Satellite cellphone tech can be used to influence minds with sub-aural or subliminal broadcasts to brainwash via sound or NPPs and NLPs to brainwash citizens on their daily going-abouts. The 99% need to do a technology audit of all relevant ministries and there is no way under either BN or Pakatan rakyat that the 99% will be let free from computer databases that are scanning and can likely control them with cellphone towers.

Pakatan has indulged in near 90% of the rubbish above detailed and only dares not use pure thuggery for fear that BN will be emboldened to do the same. That is where the dual coalition country is important or even better 3 coalitions (3rd Force), or as many coalitions as possible so that instead of attacking the 99% populace, they will be watching their own backs against themselves – in which case nepotism and term limitlessness will be the only issue for the 99% to watch out against. The easiest way is to not vote plutocrats or family blocs and Wan Azizah is guilty on 3 out of 4 points if Wan Azizah challenges after 2 terms in power. To step aside is very appropriate and politially savvy even though direct political power is given up. Far too long in power anyway, the damage done by Wan Azizah has been immeasurable. Now we need to deal with the more than 2 terms family members Nurul and Anwar as well. What unthinking members PKR has to not be offended by these family bloc sorts. As earlier mentioned, better late than never. Grow up politically and democratically you Malays! And grant the below 3 items faster or even endorse faster than BN has :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;BN has the mandate to grant the above but does not. Why BN? Why lose GE13 and let Pakatan Rakyat destroy Malaysia later?

ARTICLE 13

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PAP in Singapore looks increasingly likely as being among the forces causing apartheid in Malaysia.

ARTICLE 14

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Malaysia Today hammers LGBT community – quietly.

ARTICLE 15

Taliban a la Malaysia – by TAY TIAN YAN (Sin Chew Daily) – Translated by DOMINIC LOH –  2013-04-18 17:34

Now Michelle Yeoh and Eric Moo get the blasts.

All because they are going to attend the Dinner With PM in Selangor and a 1Malaysia event in Penang, earning them the names of “stooges,” “traitors” and ‘spies'”

Michelle Yeoh is the pride of Malaysia. No other Malaysians, Chinese Malaysians in particular, have shone this brightly on the international arena, while Eric Moo has been internationally acclaimed for his talents in musical creations and stage performances.

If any foreigner has come to the knowledge that some of the people of a country would abhor and trample with such intensity their compatriots just because of their self-centred political stand, I am afraid they will try to steer clear of this country for the sake of their own safety.

This is extremism the Taliban style, or cruelty characterising the most primitive of African tribes. But unimaginably such oddities take place right here in Malaysia, a country that has worked so hard to position itself as a mild, moderate, liberal and civilised state.

If this is what we call democracy, I cannot help but to feel sorry for this kind of democracy. If this is what we call freedom, then I’m afraid we will need to mourn the passing of real freedom.

Conducting senseless persecutions and threatening others holding dissident beliefs in the name of democracy and liberty are very much acts of dictatorial populism.

I have always been thinking that we should assess artistes based merely on their artistic talents, not ideological affinity.

In the past, we disapproved of PAS’ moves to mobilise its followers to boycott the shows of Elton John and Beyoncé Knowles because of their own religious values. In a similar manner, when the government blocked the concerts of Aril Lavigne and Erykah Badu, many stood up and protested: “You don’t want to see, but that doesn’t mean you should stop others from seeing.”

This is the fundamental respect for democracy and liberty.

While you have every right to defend your religion, you cannot stop other people from embracing theirs. You can support a political party of your choice, but you cannot assail others for their political affiliations.

You can stay away from the Dinner With PM, but you cannot stop others from attending it, or humiliate Michelle and Eric.

You choose to stay away, but that does not mean you are right or more righteous and noble. The only reason you don’t attend is because you hold different political stand from other event participants.

Taliban denies education for women, so they wanted to gun down female education activist Malala Yousafzai. And because Taliban endures no other religions, they blasted the Buddha statues in Bamiyan. And also because Taliban wants to erect the most puritanistic religious society, they would exterminate anyone disagreeing with them.

A certain group of people in our Chinese community, while not embracing the same religion as the Taliban, carry out their operations in an unmistakable Taliban fashion.

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Tay has always been on the right side of ambivalent until now. Tacit approval of APARTHEID by showing up at the racist BN’s political party means Michelle has given tacit approval for apartheid. This is similar to Psy but worse because Psy is not even Malaysian and just erely greedy also dared refuse to have dinner (though Psy was by technicality committed to do that – Psy has pride for North East Asia). But Michelle who probably is a white English stooge out to help oppress the Chinese, has shown Michelle’s true and ugly colours. The hardest message and helpful raising of the Chinese dignity and daring to oppose apartheid by BN was sold the instance Michelle chose to appear with BN’s apartheid state and Tay also exposed that lapdog side so carefully hidden by Tay from supporting Michelle.

i) Not ideological affinity?

2nd class citizenship is a human rights abuse, and sellout Michelle has become Malaysia’s and England’s worst Auntie Tom. GTFO of Malaysia Michelle. The Chinese community of non-lapdogs are ashamed of you!

ii) You choose to stay away, but that does not mean you are right or more righteous and noble. The only reason you don’t attend is because you hold different political stand from other event participants.

Hold different political stand? Apartheid is NOT a stand at all.

iii) Taliban denies education for women, so they wanted to gun down female education activist Malala Yousafzai. And because Taliban endures no other religions, they blasted the Buddha statues in Bamiyan. And also because Taliban wants to erect the most puritanistic religious society, they would exterminate anyone disagreeing with them.

Out of context. And Michelle and Eric are indeed exterminated but by Michelle’s and Eric’s own hand. Anyone who tacitly approves a population under political duress like Malaysian minorities by appearing with pro-Apartheid BN deserves condemnation. Michelle has no future as the face of the minority. And by proxy when Michelle Yeoh allows herself to be used by apartthied BN and speaks for all minorities as if there was no apartheid in Malaysia, fully expect the condemnations to begin and never end. Tay is too stupid to defend Michelle’s indefensible position. Here’s a chance for these 2 to slam apartheid in Malaysia and they just cop out. Don’t be dazzled by stars or be pretentiously supportive of a pro-racism coalition Tay, reflects on either your principles or intelligence.

13 Articles From Malaysia : Slight Malaysian Moves Against Term Limitlessness Begin Surprisingly From Wan Azizah (hope this is not another flip flop), Pot Calling Kettle Black, Karpal’s Duplicity For Nepotism, Wan Azizah Begins Graduating to Status of Elder Stateswoman (Drop the Presidency too to truly be an Elder Stateswoman . . . 2 terms already!), Teaching MCA and DAP’s ‘Never Address Equality/Apartheid’ Leaders A Lesson, Drop the Last of the Family Blocs in PKR – Indians Could Go Independent As Candidates Instead of Asking Anything, KL is for Everyone – No Political Party of Coalition Owns Any Stronghold 99% Owns Country, Wan Azizah Does A Democratic Action After Years – Removes Term Limitless MB, 7 DAP Turncoats To Democracy Should Go Independent NOT Join Pro-Apartheid BN, Hindraf Outs Pakatan As Pro-Apartheid, Dropped Candidates Will Do Far More Than Sulk 24 Hours – Form A 3rd Force And Teach CECs a Lesson In Democracy (Though the Plutocrat, Nepotist and Term Limitless Can Expect the 99% to Drop Them Instead Even if Independent!), Orang Asli Should Have 50% Disbursement Rights At Very Least, Hadi Hides behind Undemocratic Aspects Granted the Ruler’s Collective Instead of Asking for Amendments To The Same – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 12th April 2013

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ARTICLE 1

Many ministers not to contest in upcoming election – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – Tuesday, 09 April 2013 admin-s

Sin Chew Daily learned that a number of BN senior ministers have been informed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that they would not be fielded to contest in the upcoming general election, including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

In addition to ministers, some Umno senior leaders would also not to contest this time, including former Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and incumbent Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has said earlier that he has no intention to contest and Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui is also firm about not contesting. As for Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, he is expected to give up contesting for a parliament seat and move to a state seat, paving way for him to take over as Mentri Besar of Johor.

If Khaled leaves the Pasir Gudang parliamentary constituency, he is expected to consider contesting for the Tiram state seat.

A source told Sin Chew Daily that many ministers have received calls from the Prime Minister, informing them of being replaced by fresh candidates or candidates with greater winning odds.

Nor Mohamed is the incumbent Tasek Gelugor MP. He was the prior Minister of Finance II and later became a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, in charge of Economic Planning Unit.

He was intended to seek for re-election but due to the deterioration of local Umno infighting, there are voices opposing him. Former Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Seri Mohd Shariff Omar hopes to return to Tasek Gelugor this time.

Shariff Omar is an experienced leader of Penang Umno. He served as the Tasek Gelugor MP for three terms and he had also been a state assembly member for three terms. Under the strong attack of Pakatan Rakyat in Penang, he is seen as the candidate with the highest winning odds.

In addition, Rais Yatim, who had taken the post of Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, would not be contesting, too. It might be the end of his political career.

Rais Yatim is a veteran leader in Umno. He had taken a few ministerial posts, including the Minister in the Prime Minister in charge of legal matters. He had experienced ups and downs, including a political downturn during the 1987 party crisis.

He defeated PAS’ candidate with 11,610 majority votes in the 2008 general election.

As for Ng Yen Yen, she might be forced to abdicate due to the Raub cyanide gold mining and ministry issues. Although she is the only woman vice president of the MCA, she is still unable to resist the opposition voices.

It is learned that Pandan MP Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has obtain the Prime Minister’s blessings to seek for reelection in the Pandan parliamentary constituency.

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i) Sin Chew Daily learned that a number of BN senior ministers have been informed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that they would not be fielded to contest in the upcoming general election, including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Good riddance. These are mostly cronies and cults of personalities, not people who amend or improve laws or the system much less even study the same. The country gets worse with people who are cronies.

ii) Shariff Omar is an experienced leader of Penang Umno. He served as the Tasek Gelugor MP for three terms and he had also been a state assembly member for three terms. Under the strong attack of Pakatan Rakyat in Penang, he is seen as the candidate with the highest winning odds.

NO. Thats 4 terms too many that another UMNO second liner could have had an opportunity to particpate that this guy has prevented from taking part in nation building, not that Shariff is known for forwarding any interesting new ills or amendments by. UMNO is undemocratic but here we have a mindless fetting of an undemocratic candidate.

iii) Rais Yatim is a veteran leader in Umno. He had taken a few ministerial posts, including the Minister in the Prime Minister in charge of legal matters. He had experienced ups and downs, including a political downturn during the 1987 party crisis.

This guy thinks occasionally but always for the wrong non-Human Rights Charter issues rather than against. Bad company makes bad Ministers . . .

iv) It is learned that Pandan MP Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has obtain the Prime Minister’s blessings to seek for reelection in the Pandan parliamentary constituency.

In a democracy, an MP would go independent, not justify more than 2 terms by hiding behind the Prime Minister. The whole concept of ‘asking permission’ in a democracy is so alien and undemocratic to the educated, that even with a degree in engineering, Ong Tee Keat doesn’t appear to understand democracy at all. Of course given that Ong has had more than 2 terms already speaks volumes, would Pandan like an independent 3rd force candidate (perhaps another Engineer who DOES understand democracy means equality) instead of Ong AGAIN who’s tacit approval of apartheid via refusal to use that MP’s immunity to challenge apartheid is so glaringly obvious, that having so many terms in office doesn’t seem to awaken a sense of democracy in Ong that 2 classes of citizens is untenable by Human Rights or UNHCR principles?

What a ‘Dewan of Horrors’ Malaysia’s Parliament is . . . 99%ters, ready to challenge all term limitless, apartheid accepting, nepotistic MPs at once? Lets make this square whole! Vote for yourselves as 3rd Force for :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;so that people like vehicle 8007 won’t get enough work or contracts to take loans for half-million+ duplexes that they can harrass activists living in rent district houses separated by a mere 5 feet wide gardens from. That goes for Old Hag Voice ‘Stay’ at Unit No.5 too. To never have met people that keep attacking others for what is supposed  to be democratic freedom of speech is a ‘Truly Malaysian’ mental illness. Unfortunately the illegal psychiatrists funded by illegal cults have run circles around beneficiary of nepotism CM who asks for 750K funerals. This one’s for FREEDOM OF SPEECH in Malaysia! Guss who is mentally ill? F—ing neighbours and groups of people swarming like 3rd world pariahs who do not even understand democracy!

ARTICLE 2

Sound bites not enough, Anwar tells Najib: Copycat BN manifesto lacks spirit of REFORM – by  Anwar Ibrahim – Monday, 08 April 2013 08:36

On behalf of KEADILAN, I welcome the launch of the Barisan Nasional Manifesto which took place with much glitter and fanfare Saturday night, ahead of the nomination day. As generally acknowledged, Pakatan Rakyat clearly has the upper hand for launching its Manifesto for the 13th General Election (GE13) much earlier on 25 February 2103, blazing the trail of a healthy political competition landscape.

I wish to congratulate Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak and Barisan Nasional for demonstrating openly their “endorsement” of Pakatan Rakyat’s initiatives and proposed measures of late. We are really flattered that even the theme of the Barisan Nasional Manifesto i.e. “Bringing Hope”, (Membawa Harapan) bears a striking resemblance to “Pakatan the People’s Hope” (Pakatan Harapan Rakyat).

Sound bites not enough, Najib

Nevertheless, while labels are good as sound bites, I am convinced that political competition in particular during the election campaign period must revolve around policy matters and the people’s programmes, apart from issues of the candidate’s credibility and track record. As has been stressed by Pakatan Rakyat all along, the contest of ideas and policies should rightly be taken to a higher level through open debates that can be witnessed by the public in mainstream media to enable fair assessment by the people from all walks of life.

In this regard, Dato’ Seri Najib’s refusal to take up this challenge to a public debate on policies has greatly blemished his image as a credible leader and dampened the legitimate people’s expectations of a healthy political competition culture through a spirited discourse on issues and policies.

Barisan Nasional’s persistent disregard for ethics and best practices of a caretaker government was further made obvious in last night’s launching of their manifesto which was broadcast live via the nation’s television and radio networks while Pakatan Rakyat’s rights to such media space have been denied. This constitutes a blatantly unfair electoral practice and an outrageous misuse of public resources by a caretaker government.

Nevertheless, I remain resolved to ensure that the GE13 will be a battleground for the contest of ideas and policies within the framework of achieving healthy political competition. I have perused the BN Manifesto and will present KEADILAN’s relevant views from time to time. I have also directed KEADILAN’s policy team to fully review it and present their feedback by tomorrow, 8 April 2013.

In general, I am not convinced that the BN Manifesto can comprehensively resolve the people’s economic, political and social concerns and move the Malaysian economy forward to the next level of development. Much to the chagrin of the people, the most obvious absence in the BN Manifesto is the spirit of reforms which is crucial to rehabilitate and reconstitute the current absolutely outdated system with a lot of defects and malfunctions.

Let me reiterate the failure of the Barisan Nasional’s policy framework in recognising the importance of broad-based and holistic reforms from the socio-economic, structural, institutional, political, governance and law perspectives. In fact, Dato’ Seri Najib still has not got it: Without a comprehensive reform agenda, efforts to raise Malaysia’s long-term competitiveness globally to be on par with other developed nations will be constantly constrained.

Half-baked, no new ideas and zero details

The BN Manifesto also lacks new ideas and is very short on details since many programmes have been rehashed and repackaged into something with a new look, in contrast to our People’s Manifesto. More than 90% of the programmes listed are already known to the people and remain too general and lacking in specifics.

The absence of fresh ideas was so disastrous that Dato’ Seri Najib had to swallow the bitter pill and plagiarise Pakatan Rakyat’s proposals to be incorporated into the BN Manifesto in particular the lowering of car prices through a gradual elimination of excise duties by revamping the National Automotive Policy; issuance of individual taxi permits directly to taxi drivers and the price uniformisation of basic necessity items nationwide, one of major issues for the people in Sabah and Sarawak.

It is clear that the BN Manifesto is half-baked and borne out of desperation while ours was crafted based on a sincere and earnest desire to alleviate the burden of the people. Committed to a taxation system which is fair and just as proposed by Pakatan Rakyat, I am convinced that what the people want eventually is a total abolition of car excise duties. As such, up to a 30% reduction as promised in the BN Manifesto is too little and too late.

The people can no longer be bought

The BN Manifesto is still cast in the perverse and outdated belief that the hearts and minds of the people can be bought. The major thrust of the Barisan Nasional campaign whether in the form of existing initiatives or manifesto offerings centres on the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) which is to be upgraded into an annual payment of RM1,200 for families and RM600 for those unmarried.

This proposal will cost RM7.2 billion a year that I am certain will continue to rise every year, consistent with the natural population growth and the Barisan Nasional’s constant failure to increase the household income beyond the qualification levels of RM3,000 for families and RM2,000 for unmarried individuals.

While I am not against any measures that will bring financial relief to the people, direct transfer payments such as the BR1M, Baucar Buku 1Malaysia dan Bantuan Persekolahan as contained in the BN Manifesto clearly constitute a short-term economic policy measure akin to vote buying without any solid proposals to solve the people’s fundamental socio-economic problems for the long-term (such as monopolies which cause market distortions and price hikes; wastages, leakages and corrupt practices in public finance management that reduce allocations to enhance the people’s well-being as well as other lopsided, oppressive and discriminatory public policies).

Sadly, these costly cash handouts will prove to be an economic policy failure without effectively liberating the people from the shackles of economic hardship in the long run while increasing the burden on the nation’s coffers every year. I am concerned that if this culture of overdependence continues over several decades, all efforts to boost the country’s productivity, value-add and competitiveness will be meaningless.

Corruption – it all boils down to political will

Proposed measures of war against corruption to eventually weed it out of the system in the BN Manifesto clearly form the nation’s butt of jokes as a source of public entertainment. Equipped with strong political will without any vested interests, only the Pakatan Rakyat administration for a new federal government will be able to significantly eradicate the corruption disease through its Dasar Banteras Rasuah Negara (DEBARAN) as detailed out in its manifesto.

I will continue to give constructive views in this matter and submit to the people’s assessment and judgment as to which manifesto is better to bring about the much needed change. This process of comparing and contrasting ideas and policies will be the main platform of KEADILAN’s campaign for the GE13, to be carried out by the entire leadership, election machinery and all our candidates.

Anwar Ibrahim is the Leader of the Malaysian parliamentary Opposition and the PKR adviser

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90% failed manifestos and lies from GE12 that won Pakatan Coalition are as soundbites as Najib is. Pot calls kettle black.

i) On behalf of KEADILAN, I welcome the launch of the Barisan Nasional Manifesto which took place with much glitter and fanfare Saturday night, ahead of the nomination day. As generally acknowledged, Pakatan Rakyat clearly has the upper hand for launching its Manifesto for the 13th General Election (GE13) much earlier on 25 February 2103, blazing the trail of a healthy political competition landscape.

Early birds do not attract worms. Worms however attact early birds. And the people are but worms to both coalitions. BN can offer anything Pakatan can. Barring the racism (BN) and potential for hudud (Pakatan), the Rakyat might as well vote for 3rd Force which is made of independent non-term limitless, non-nepotistic, non-fundo, non-racist, non 1% non-plutocrats instead that cannot be unaccountable or hide behind big business money or police and military links, meaning 3rd Force candidates are ACCESSIBLE and are mostly easier to hold accountable for any Teo Beng Hocks or Altantuyas. Vote for the term limitless, nepotistic plutocrats or ‘political dynasties’, and the government will be unaccountable to end up abusing all non-MPs instead. Vote properly 99% and avoid those who have been in power for more than 2 terms or too wealthy!

ii) It is clear that the BN Manifesto is half-baked and borne out of desperation while ours was crafted based on a sincere and earnest desire to alleviate the burden of the people. Committed to a taxation system which is fair and just as proposed by Pakatan Rakyat, I am convinced that what the people want eventually is a total abolition of car excise duties. As such, up to a 30% reduction as promised in the BN Manifesto is too little and too late.

8% quorums for PKR elections are half baked. Lying about Local Council Elections that are termed ‘not promises’ AFTER the voters have given Pakatan the mandate is worse than half baked – a raw deal if anything. Criticizing the car exise duty is half baked as well, because the people want DEMOCRACY and equality, ending the rent seeking Vehicular AP which Anwar wished to continue but does not talk about . . . for now. After winning, they’ll much like the way GE12 Asset Declarations were lied about, be enriching themselves, their nepotistic term limitless cliques and 1% business cronies again. Even now Pakatan can declare assets or even hold Local Council Elections but do not, even now BN can grant the 3 items mentioned in my point (iii) below but do not. How can the 99% vote BN or PR? Vote 3rd Force or be 3rd Force you 99%ters! Lest lower Election deposits so that EVERYONE can join candidacy (don’t bother if your relatives are already there – NO NEPOTISM) to run for election – as is most coalitions just field mindless cronies as MPs. Whats the point of voting such MPs that organic candidates that do think and bother about policy instead of hiding behind coalitions and referring problems to Supremos or CECs that will never act? Vote 3rd Force!

iii) The absence of fresh ideas was so disastrous that Dato’ Seri Najib had to swallow the bitter pill and plagiarise Pakatan Rakyat’s proposals to be incorporated into the BN Manifesto in particular the lowering of car prices through a gradual elimination of excise duties by revamping the National Automotive Policy; issuance of individual taxi permits directly to taxi drivers and the price uniformisation of basic necessity items nationwide, one of major issues for the people in Sabah and Sarawak.

Look whos talking? I’d go as far as to say GE12 Manifestos were based on the 5th Estate’s work, the bloggers, the independent media – maybe some academia. Pakatan merely plagiarised. BN plagiarises Pakatan in turn. But still no :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

iv) While I am not against any measures that will bring financial relief to the people, direct transfer payments such as the BR1M, Baucar Buku 1Malaysia dan Bantuan Persekolahan as contained in the BN Manifesto clearly constitute a short-term economic policy measure akin to vote buying without any solid proposals to solve the people’s fundamental socio-economic problems for the long-term (such as monopolies which cause market distortions and price hikes; wastages, leakages and corrupt practices in public finance management that reduce allocations to enhance the people’s well-being as well as other lopsided, oppressive and discriminatory public policies).

Pakatan handing out taxmonies to old folks and housewives instead of lowering taxes is no different from the above accusation?

v) Equipped with strong political will without any vested interests,

A boldfaced lie. Business collusion and land alienations abound, mostly targeting the uneducated among OrangAsli or Indians.

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Only 1 or 2 individuals to contest two seats – Karpal assures – Friday, 12 April 2013 17:20

KUALA LUMPUR — The DAP will allow only one or two individuals to contest both parliamentary and state seats in the 13th General Election for strategic reasons, said its chairman Karpal Singh.

The party also has yet to finish the job of picking candidates and it will likely last up to the eve of nomination on April 20, he said.

The DAP’s candidates are selected by a four-man committee comprising Karpal Singh, advisor Lim Kit Siang, secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and party disciplinary chief Tan Kok Wai.

Karpal Singh told Bernama the committee met two days ago and among the matters discussed was the one-candidate-one-seat arrangement.

“Among the major issues discussed was who should be given the exception.There is still room until next week fur further deliberation on the candidates list”, Karpal Singh said, but did not elaborate.

– Bernama

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No half measures. This might as well be saying that only 1 or 2 individuals will be entirled to have MP’s in their families for all eternity. Either follow democratic principles or GTFO of Dewan. Might as well say ‘rape’ a little bit and see if that will stand in court.

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GE13: Dr Wan Azizah – I have decided to stay out – Published: Thursday April 11, 2013 MYT 8:56:00 PM

PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on Thursday confirmed that she would not contest in the general election.

She said it was best for her to focus on the party’s campaign and to woo women voters for the party.

“I have decided not to contest.

“I want to focus on the campaign,” she told reporters.

Wan Azizah also denied that she was sidelined by the party for not contesting, and argued that she was still the party president.

On Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that she had written to him an 18-page letter 15 years ago about her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s misbehaviour, who was then the Deputy Prime minister, Wan Azizah said: “I never wrote the letter.”

Dr Mahathir last week revealed to the media about the letter, but he did not divulge the content. – Bernama

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For prevention of conflict of interest, committee members should not hold taxpayer money salaried posts. For best practices nepotism should be prevented entirely also within salaried ranks of a single party AND within any Committee of any party. Then term limits as well applied to salaried politicians. Wan Azizah staying out of salaried posts is 1 out of 4 points, but a right step in the right direction in any case that makes space for any second liners.

ARTICLE 3.5

GE13: Papa Gomo to take on Anwar in Permatang Pauh  – by RAHIMY RAHIM – Published: Monday April 8, 2013 MYT 3:08:00 PM

Papa Gomo’s representative Mohamad Rafi Awang Kechik. Papa Gomo’s representative Mohamad Rafi Awang Kechik.

KUALA LUMPUR: Controversial blogger Papa Gomo is set to take on Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat during the 13th general election, his representative Mohamad Rafi Awang Kechik said Monday.

Mohamad Rafi, the Nadi Rakyat Malaysia president, said Papa Gomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, had made the decision to contest as an independent candidate to expose the Opposition leader’s alleged wrongdoings to the rakyat.

“After taking the views of many groups and people, I believed that I want to expose all his wrongdoings to his contituency.

“We also want to put an end to his political career,” Mohamad Rafi, speaking on behalf of the blogger, told a press conference at the Federal Territories Election Commission office here.

Anwar, on Friday, had confirmed that he will remain in Permatang Pauh in the coming polls.

Anwar also had filed an RM100mil defamation suit against Papa Gomo over a recent sex video allegedly implicating the Opposition Leader last month.

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For being there for more than 2 terms alone and the family blocs in PKR, that would be enough for Malaysians to want to get rid of Anwar. Doesn’t Anwar trust the PKR grassroots members enough to let a 2nd liner be an MP? Are there no PKR 2nd liners in PKR who are even interested in democracy or the principles of term limits besides Azmin (if not a false flag?)? Save democracy in PKR party by not voting for term limitless MPs! Methinks for Nurul to have a political future at all, Anwar also needs to do what Wan Azizah has done. GTFO of the Dewan.

ARTICLE 4

Grudge Match Shapes up in Key Malaysia State – by Chuin-Wei Yap, Wall Street Journal – Thursday, 11 April 2013 admin-s

Heavy campaign-related spending by the ruling National Front coalition in the opposition stronghold state of Penang has put the incumbent Democratic Action Party on the defensive ahead of Malaysia’s general and state elections on May 5.

Penang is a key electoral battleground. The northwestern state is the third-largest contributor to the national gross domestic output after Selangor and Johor. More importantly, the unprecedented win by the opposition of Penang five years ago marked a watershed decline in the ruling coalition’s fortunes there. Penang’s 13 seats out of 222 total in the Parliament may not be hefty in numbers, but the opposition’s five-year ascendancy has enabled it to showcase the state as an example of its policies in action to the national voter.

The DAP, which mainly draws support from the ethnic Chinese minority, said it expects the National Front to wage a bitter campaign to regain control of the state. Penang has emerged a big draw for investors, with many from China and Singapore snapping up luxury properties and companies like U.S. electronics manufacturer Bose and chip-maker Intel Corp. INTC +2.34% pledging cash to build hi-tech factories.

In recent months, the ruling coalition and its allies have financed a lavish round of goodies and giveaways in Penang. This has included a Lunar New Year concert by Korean “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy, organized by the Penang branch of the National Front. Opposition leaders say National Front allies are using their financial clout to invite Taiwanese and Hong Kong entertainers – playing to the state’s plurality of Chinese, an ethnicity that accounts for a quarter of Malaysia’s population – for a second concert in late April, though an official with the ruling coalition said the event hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The Malaysian Chinese Association, a member of the National Front, has also given out thousands of plush toys. Government-controlled newspapers have been printing the National Front’s election manifesto, and opposition leaders say non-governmental organizations allied to the National Front are handing out donations in a bid to shore up support.

Acknowledging that the DAP has been heavily outspent by the National Front on its home turf, DAP’s assistant national publicity secretary Zairil Khir Johari said Tuesday his party is counting on social media to narrow its financial disadvantage and court a critical segment of active voters.

Read more at: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/04/10/grudge-match-shapes-up-in-key-malaysia-state/

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Drop BOTH coalitions and then field yourselves as independents. Who needs the rubbish money of our own taxes when by writing laws, land and other resources can be shared properly instead of being based around cronies?

ARTICLE 5

Anwar needs to answer the entire Indian community – LETTERS/SURAT – By Saravanan (Overseas Hindraf Member) – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim was given the first chance by Hindraf Makkal Shakti to endorse their 5 years plan blue print. More than 18 meetings were held in between Pakatan Rakyat and Hindraf. Till today the silence of Pakatan doesn’t make any sense about the blue print.

DSAI need to answer Indian voters why he rejected or neglected the 6 points Hindraf blue print demans. Anwar shouldn’t play coward game any longer by using Indian Pakatan leaders and cyber troopers to protect his position. There is a need for Anwar to come forward and say what makes the whole discussion halted and why he stopped the blue print endorsement personally.

The scenario is going very ugly because DSAI continuously using journalist to attack a minority group which fighting for the downtrodden Indian’s rights. Whereas Hindraf leaders are coming forward to answer all the necessary questions in the media. We Indians request DSAI to tear his cowardice mask and answer the whole blueprint scenario truth without any delay.

By Playing politics many Indians will boycott Pakatan Rakyat in the coming up 13th General election. The loser of the game will be Pakatan.

Indians been marginalized by UMNO for 56 years. If Pakatan is really into helping Indians they should safe their election situation from now. We Indians will not loose anything but Pakatan will loose Indian votes. Do not take Indians for a ride.

DSAI please answer us, you been propagating that Malaysia is not practising human rights to foreign medias. Now the 6 points demands of Hindraf is purely human rights matter why are you shying away?

You use to campaign anak melayu anak saya, anak Cina anak saya dan anak India anak saya. Where is the slogans of anak India anak kamu? If you think Indians are your children you will treat them equally but you are not eager to treat them in that manner.

In Last general election you promised Kampong Buah Pala folks that as soon as Pakatan win Penang the land will protected. But you behaved other way around as soon as Pakatan took over Penang, you played big time politics with Buah Pala Indians. You didn’t safe them till last but you just blamed Barisan Nasional. Pakatan statement was we are not in charge of Putra jaya hard to undo the previous agreement. Now we are asking you a question if you take over Putra jaya will you undo the agreement now ? For the sake of your Indian children.

I personally challenge DSAI to abolish article 153 and other racist policies which been practised in Malaysia. Can you give equal rights to all Malaysian citizen besides ‘mengankat martabat orang Melayu’?

If any Malaysian or coalition read the 6 points demands of Hindraf carefully will understand that it is a Human rights demands. Any Government can endorse it under the provision of human rights. Instead of approving and being straight forward DSAI and Pakatan playing dirty game by flip flopping downtrodden Malaysian Indians life.   Stop making Indians as 3rd class citizen of Malaysia.

My final request to DSAI stop using mandores and cyber troopers  to answer Hindraf´s questions. Please step forward boldly as a leader and explain us why you rejected the 6 point demands.

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Forget about DSAI and Nurul as well (good work to Wan Azizah for giving 2nd liners a chance) or demanding the selfish nepotistic Pakatan coalition do anything. Pakatan ignores feedback mostly. Run for election against both BN and Pakatan and remember to GTFO after 2 terms at most. Meanwhile implement the 6 point AFTER winning. This is a tuan-slave mentality Saravanan has here. Forget about requesting anything – TAKE, via the elections. As a good single minded fellow once said from a movie I won’t mention the title of, ” You want the wine you take the wine. You want the food. You take the food. When you want the woman, you just take the woman.” In this case, TAKE THE ELECTION from Pakatan AND BN! 3rd Force independents ONLY! 2 terms then GTFO!

ARTICLE 6

Will KL remain Pakatan’s stronghold? – SPECIAL REPORTS – by Alyaa Azhar, FMT – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

After winning 10 out of 11 parliamentary seats in the 2008 general election, can Pakatan Rakyat manage to achieve the same feat this time around

In the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat was invincible in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The question both their supporters and BN are asking is, can they do it again?

Back in the 2008 general election, Pakatan Rakyat almost had a clean sweep, winning 10 out of the 11 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Of the 13 parliamentary seats in the Federal Territories, BN only managed to win Setiawangsa, Putrajaya, and Labuan.

Parliamentary seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur won by Pakatan were Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Bukit Bintang, Cheras, Kepong, Lembah Pantai, Segambut, Seputeh, Titiwangsa and Wangsa Maju.

For the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat, incumbent Selangor Menteri Besar and PKR’s Abdul Khalid Ibrahim defeated MCA’s Tan Chai Ho with a 2,515 majority while PKR’s Tian Chua defeated Gerakan’s Lim Si Pin for the Batu parliamentary seat with a 9,455 majority.

MCA’s Lee Chong Meng was defeated by DAP’s Fong Kui Lun with a 14,277 majority for the Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat and in Cheras, DAP’s Tan Kok Wai beat MCA’s Jeffrey Goh Sim Ik with a 28,300 majority.

DAP’s Dr Tan Seng Giaw defeated Gerakan’s Lau Hoi Keong with a 23,848 majority for the Kepong parliamentary seat while the Lembah Pantai seat was wrested from Umno’s Shahrizat Abdul Jalil with a 2,895 majority by PKR’s Nurul Izzah Anwar.

DAP’s Lim Lip Eng defeated Gerakan’s Ma Woei Chyi with a 7,732 majority for the Segambut parliamentary seat while DAP’s Teresa Kok defeated MCA’s Carol Chew with a whopping 36,492 majority.

The lone Kuala Lumpur parliamentary seat won by BN was through Umno’s Zulhasnan Rafique who defeated PKR’s Ibrahim Yaakob with a 8,134 majority, however, for the Titiwangsa parliamentary seat, PAS’ Dr Lo’lo’ Mohd Ghazali managed to defeat Umno’s Aziz Jamaluddin Mohd Tahir with a 1,972 majority.

Wee Choo Keong who contested on a PKR ticket won Wangsa Maju with a slim majority of 150 votes, defeating MCA’s Yew Teong Look. Wee became an independent in 2010.

In Labuan, Umno’s Yusof Mahal defeated independent Lau Seng Kiat with a 8,457 majority. For the Putrajaya parliamentary seat, Umno’s Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor defeated PAS’ Mohammad Nor Mohamad with a majority of 2,734 votes.

Although the Pakatan coalition won 10 out of 11 of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur seats, BN is confident that other than defending the three seats won in 2008, they will manage to win more seats this coming election. These seats are, Lembah Pantai, Wangsa Maju, Bandar Tun Razak and Batu.

For the Lembah Pantai constituency, many have complained that Nurul Izzah has not been on the ground much.

Poised to wrest the seat from the incumbent MP would be Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being minister Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.

Raja Nong Chik has conveyed his intention to contest for the Lembah Pantai seat if he were to be selected by the BN as its representative.

“I am confident of winning the seat based on my service record and relationships established over the past 25 years in the area, starting from my early days as an Umno Youth member,” he said.

As for the Wangsa Maju parliamentary seat, a three-cornered fight is expected to occur and although there has been talks that MCA is adamant with its choice of Yew Teong Look to contest, Umno’s Shafei Abdullah, who is also the prime minister’s political secretary, will most likely be fielded as the BN candidate.

Deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin recently hinted that Shafei will be fielded in the coming election.

“We want the rakyat to support whichever (BN) candidate. If Shafei becomes a candidate, okay. If any other candidate, that is also okay,” said Muhyiddin.

Shafei could find himself facing Dr Tan Kee Kwong, son of former Gerakan leader Dr Tan Chee Khoon, who is tipped to be PKR’s choice.

Incumbent independent MP Wee Choo Keong, on the other hand, is expected to defend his seat.

For the Bandar Tun Razak seat, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will be fielded again.

Insiders claim that Najib will be fielding one of his brothers for the seat. They said that it would be the brother with the least controversy.

Suffice to say that it would not be CIMB head Nazir nor Nazim who was linked to the Altantuya case, so that leaves either Johari or Nizam to stand as a candidate for the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat.

There are also talks that MCA’s Kepong Task Force head Tan Kok Eng is likely to be fielded in Bandar Tun Razak. Kok Eng’s father Tan Chai Ho held the Bandar Tun Razak seat for three consecutive terms before losing to Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Muhyiddin has also voiced his optimism in the BN wresting back the Batu parliamentary seat, based on the positive feedback from voters in the area, which is currently held by PKR vice-president Tian Chua.

He added that Batu residents have nothing to be proud of the incumbent MP who he said have made irresponsible and rude remarks about the national security force with regard to the Lahad Datu incursion.

The odds are also against Tian Chua who some widely regard as an “absentee MP”, because he is hardly seen on the ground.

Recently, PAS vice-president Husam Musa has been confirmed to contest for the Putrajaya parliamentary seat and is expected to face incumbent MP and Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The former Salor assemblyman acknowledged that it would not be an easy task for him to take on Tengku Adnan, describing the latter as a great strategist.

For the Titiwangsa seat, there is a 50% chance for both sides of the political divide, since the passing of Dr Lo’lo’, a hard working MP who was much loved by her constituents, PAS has been struggling to maintain her legacy.

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How about NO STRONGHOLDS and always term limits for all MPs and assemblymen. After 2 terms, everyone on tax payer money salaries to the tune of 23K yearly can GTFO so that all other Malaysians have a chance to write policy and earn that salary.

ARTICLE 7

Wan Azizah hints Abdul Khalid may not be retained as Sgor MB – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

It was reported that Abdul Khalid might not be retained as MB against the backdrop of purported differences between him and PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

(Bernama) – Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has hinted that Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim may not retain his post as Selangor menteri besar if the opposition continues to rule the state following the May 5 general election.
She said PKR had several potential candidates for the post other than Abdul Khalid.

“(It) doesn’t matter who is going to be the MB in Selangor as long as the person has the right policies,” she told a press conference at the PKR headquarters, here, today.

She was responding to queries on Abdul Khalid’s future position since PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday announced that Abdul Khalid would only defend his Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat in the upcoming polls.

Asked on the potential candidates for the top post in the state, Wan Azizah said: “Those who are contesting Selangor state constituencies.”

It was reported that Abdul Khalid might not be retained as MB against the backdrop of purported differences between him and PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

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“(It) doesn’t matter who is going to be the MB in Selangor as long as the person has the right policies,” she told a press conference at the PKR headquarters, here, today.

Lets up the ante. How about having a 66% quorum of all citizens living in Selangor vote for MB as well as ahving good policy. Which MB is going to ‘have good policy’ that only the CEC rather than everyone living in that State can select? In fact, an MB that is chosen by the people would be far more important simply to prevent any CEC from having carte blanc to decide what is good policy. If the 66.6% choice of MB is bad, then amend some laws to have that person replaced with the next highest number of votes MB.

This should be a grassroots request eventually but since the culture of control is still in PKR, Wan Azizah after decades of harming Malaysia with nepotism begins to correct that sorry record of harming democracy with nepotism. Better late than never, but Malaysia has been damaged too much already no thanks to cults of personalities like Wan Azizah! Good riddance!

ARTICLE 8

7 DAP leaders show support for BN – Thursday, 11 April 2013 Super Admin

(Bernama) – Seven DAP senior branch leaders in the state have stated their support for Barisan Nasional (BN) after realising BN’s Aku Janji provides more for the Indian community compared to the opposition’s manifesto.

Ladang Paroi DAP vice-chairman David Dass said the BN Aku Janji announced by charmain Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak last Saturday clearly showed BN’s commitment in championing the welfare of Indians, compared to the opposition’s unconvincing manifesto.

“We saw the oppostion’s manifesto during the 2008 general election in Selangor, but (after they failed to fulfill it) they said their manifesto wasn’t a promise and this is different from the Aku Janji made by BN.

“The Aku Janji is not like a manifesto, it’s more of a personal promise and personal promises are better than a manifesto,” he told reporters after delivering a ceramah at Ladang Rajent, Gemencheh, here last night.

Joining him in stating their support were Desa Dahlia DAP chairman Richard Francis, Desa Dahlia DAP vice-chairman Jesu Dason, Desa Dahlia DAP secretary S. Karthiyaini, Ladang Rajent DAP secretary Chelvam Katham, Ladang Rajent DAP vice-chairman M. Subramaniam and Ladang Paroi DAP secretary K. Mahendran.

Last Saturday, Najib announced the BN Aku Janji which will provide a RM500 million trust fund to increase the equity of Indians as well as set up a special unit to ensure the successful implementation of government policies to improve the lives of the Indian community.

Dass, who still remains in the DAP, said he was confident that the Aku Janji would be another promise fulfilled.

Meanwhile, Dass strongly criticised DAP’s leadership especially party adviser Lim Kit Siang, secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and chairman Karpal Singh who he claimed were only concerned about some parties but denied the rights of members of the Indian community.

He said this was proven by the selection of the DAP central executive committee (CEC) in Penang which raised the issue of democracy in the party over an alleged mistake in tallying of votes.

“We urge the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to tell us the status of complaints on the matter and hope it will be done quickly,” he said.

Dass, who will announce his resignation from DAP soon, said more party members especially at the branch-level will join him as DAP was no longer a democratic party, but a rather dramatic one.

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Go independent PLEASE. How could any Indian want to accept racism of BN?

ARTICLE 9

Pakatan’s missed opportunity with Hindraf – Hornbill Unleashed – April 9, 2013 by Kua Kia Soong

By failing to compromise on the Hindraf blueprint, Pakatan has wasted an excellent chance to overthrow the BN rule.

I attended one of Hindraf’s dinners a few weeks ago at which they explained their blueprint for the 13GE.

After the presentation, I posed the hypothetical question which seemed like quite a likely scenario: “What if the BN embraces your blueprint? What then?”

Waythamoorthy’s reply was clear: “We would rather Pakatan accepts our blueprint after all we have gone through under BN since Independence…” or words to that effect.

Well, now the election has been called and what is the scenario? BN is at the point of embracing Hindraf’s blueprint, whether in toto or in part.

What is politically bewildering is that Pakatan has rebuffed Hindraf and has not included any proposals from the blueprint in their manifesto or that challenges the institutional racism (in particular, the NEP) that has been part of BN policy since 1971.

The rationale was that Hindraf’s blueprint was based on race while their manifesto was based on need of all classes.

After Hindraf’s criticism of the Pakatan manifesto, the Indian leaders in Pakatan gave the lame excuse that they were not in the drafting committee of the Pakatan manifesto.

This was hardly convincing, while giving the public a poor image of the way in which policies are made within the Pakatan coalition.

Soon after that, the DAP has seen fit to include several “pro-Indian” proposals in their post facto “Gelang Patah Declaration” and after they had done that, Hindraf accused the DAP of plagiarising from their blueprint.

The bizarre and total inconsistency of this Gelang Patah Declaration is the fact that it was promulgated as a DAP rather than a Pakatan policy statement!

Why wasn’t it a Pakatan declaration? Is the declaration only acceptable by the DAP but not PKR and PAS?

Why was this not “racist” when the Pakatan had said that the Hindraf blueprint was racist? Politically, it looked ridiculous while providing more grist for BN fire against the Pakatan coalition.

Hindraf accepting BN

Whatever happens to this blossoming BN-Hindraf romance, we will have to see if the union is eventually solemnised.

It should not if the Hindraf leaders have any political nous and honesty regarding Umno’s cynical use of institutional racism through their 56 year reign, which is the root cause of national oppression of the ethnic minorities.

If BN can accept Hindraf’s blueprint, something’s wrong with the blueprint.

I have pointed out in an earlier article that the main failure in Hindraf’s blueprint is its failure to demand the eradication of institutional racism.

I have shared several fora with Hindraf leaders at which we have condemned institutional racism in Malaysia. And despite their efforts in recent years highlighting the entrenchment of racial discrimination in the constitution, I am surprised that the Hindraf blueprint does not call for the abolition of the “New Economic Policy”.

Pakatan cannot claim to be holier than thou because neither does Pakatan condemn this institutional racism and announce their readiness to abolish the NEP in their manifesto.

Any corrective action in all economic and education policies must be based on need or sector or class and not on race with priority given to indigenous people, marginalised and poor communities.

Since their blueprint extols human rights, Hindraf should put forward their demands for all minorities and not just the Indian community.

Thus we find a gaping “disconnect” between Hindraf’s noble challenge to racial discrimination entrenched in the constitution and their “Indians Only” proposals in the blueprint.

And because the blueprint is couched in terms of “Indian demands” as MIC has traditionally done so, it is easy for BN to accede to their blueprint.

In fact, it is back to the quintessential “Alliance formula” of 1957 except that BN will then have a new associate tagged onto the MIC.

I have also earlier pointed out that to be consistent in their human rights stand, Hindraf should also call for:

the repeal of Amendment (8A) of Article 153 that was passed during the state of emergency in 1971 and was not in the original 1957 federal constitution;

institutionalising means testing for any access to scholarships or other entitlements;

implementing merit-based recruitment in civil & armed services;

enacting an Equality Act to promote equality and non-discrimination irrespective of race, creed, religion, gender or disability with provision for an Equality & Human Rights Commission;

institutionalising equality and human rights education at all decision-making levels, including state and non-state actors/ institutions;

ratifying the Convention on the Eradication of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

If the Hindraf blueprint was couched in these human rights terms, do you think BN would accept it?

Certainly not because BN has always been a “racial formula”, the coalition is the sum of its racialist parts – “Umno, MCA, MIC and associates”.

Is Pakatan suffering from a mental block?

But why is Pakatan averse to coopting Hindraf’s blueprint and now losing the opportunity of a historic alliance with Hindraf?

Is it because Pakatan is more purist than BN on the national question? I don’t think so because if the Pakatan manifesto can take into account “Felda settlers”, there is no reason why it cannot make considerations for “displaced plantation communities” or “the stateless”, etc. that is in the post facto Gelang Patah declaration.

The DAP, as usual, are “wise after the event”, a euphemism for opportunism!

Or could it be that incorporating Hindraf would pose a threat to the jostling for seats among the Indian leaders in Pakatan?

If this “realpolitik” is indeed one of the reasons for the Pakatan-Hindraf fallout, it is a let-down of serious proportions for all Malaysians who hope for change in the 13GE.

And having been spurned by the Pakatan manifesto, we could only expect the fury of the Hindraf backlash against the plagiarism by DAP.

No, in the end it boils down to Pakatan’s failure to come to terms with the national question, and that involves taking a stand on the NEP.

Isn’t it time for change? Isn’t it time for real change that will set our nation on a new footing of reconciliation and reconstruction, when we are no longer divided into “races” and progressive policies can be put in place to help the truly needy?

Alas, I am afraid the “Ubah” in Pakatan does not go far enough. (And I would ask all the homespun political philosophers to spare me their pearls of wisdom about the “pragmatic” reasons for “not frightening the Malays” in this 13GE!)

Ultimately, a nation that is unequal can never be free or be at peace. Hindraf has already announced that they will be putting up candidates in several seats.

Likewise, Pakatan’s ambivalence toward the left, namely PSM, will likely see three-corner contests in those constituencies that PSM will be contesting.

I am afraid this historic non-compromise between Pakatan and Hindraf in the 13GE will probably go down in Malaysian history as one of the most unfortunate missed opportunities in the overthrow of BN rule.

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A second BN arises from term limitless nepotistic Pakatan Rakyat . . . no surprise, so many ex-UMNO or even MCA in PKR. And PAS will continue apartheid in the form of extreme Islam.

ARTICLE 10

GE13: Sulk only for 24 hours, dropped candidates told – Thursday April 11, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says those who are dropped as Barisan Nasional candidates may sulk “for up to 24 hours” and then return at once to help out with campaigning.

The Prime Minister and Barisan chairman said it was impossible for him to placate everyone, stressing that fielding the strongest possible line-up was his top priority.

“We will try to minimise the problem of dropped candidates sulking. It would be best if you express your frustrations for not more than 24 hours after being dropped.

“After that, you must get to the ground and help with Barisan’s campaigning,” he told a closed-door briefing for Barisan elected representatives at the Putra World Trade Centre.

Najib’s call seemed to have an instant impact, with his predecessor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi leading the chorus of support for the PM’s call.

Drawing on his own experience in selecting candidates, Abdullah, who is the Kepala Batas MP said: “It is never easy for the PM to choose candidates. The most important thing is to ensure that those chosen are fully supported and win the election.”

Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, the former Perlis MB, urged all to be patient and grateful.

“Najib has the prerogative to choose the best person to stand for Barisan. If we don’t get it, regard it as a test but if we do, then be thankful,” he said.

SUPP president Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui said the main target should be victory.

Langkawi MP Datuk Paduka Abu Bakar Taib said those dropped as candidates must “return the favour” by supporting their replacements.

Permas assemblyman M.M. Samy pledged to abide by any decision made by the Barisan leadership.

Permatang Pauh Umno division chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid said his main aim was to ensure the defeat of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak vice-president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum said it was important that Barisan members support each other.

“Don’t think of yourselves as individual candidates. Regardless of whether I am in or out, I will still work for Barisan,” he pledged.

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Sulk? Band together and wipe out BOTH BN and Pakatan. Form a 3rd Force and know that if even a blogger like Gomo can be independent, why not be independent yourselves like Konsensus Bebas around the below 3 items :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;the 99% won’t miss the term limitless bastards being paid 23K a month. Vote yourselves into power instead 99%!

P.S. RPK, I’d prefer a message to remove a post than have that post disappear entirely. That ‘bullet to head’ comment montage disappearing was just too obvious. Even if the post was to be removed, I reserve a right to keep copies of stuff I was made to remove. Don’t disappear stuff like that! Nice article on LGBT (but that should not be AFTER a hack attempt if any? If that was not the Info Ministry, still . . . learn this word . . . PRINCIPLES!) :

Consistency of Change – http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/no-holds-barred/55836-the-consistency-of-change

ARTICLE 11

Fraud in Malaysian politics never-ending – GUEST COLUMNISTS – Wednesday, 10 April 2013 admin-s

If the 1987 Umno presidential election is taken as one yardstick, the response of the Court may not be in favour of a novel development of the law or, as some would allege, making law.

The Indians are united by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, the Chinese are united by their bank drafts, and the Malays by their overdrafts. The makkal sakthi – people power in Tamil – cries of Interlok Pariah Umno is being heard again as the seatless Indians rail against the ruling party.

Joe Fernandez

In that party election, the Court discovered that votes from 30 illegal party branches may have contributed towards Mahathir Mohamad’s narrow 43-vote victory over his challenger Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. It was alleged that the 30 illegal branches were aligned towards Mahathir. Even so, in a surprising ruling, Judge Harun Hashim declared the entire party unlawful. Had the Judge concluded that the illegal votes may have gone in the direction of Razaleigh, that ruling would not have arisen since the outcome was not affected!

Harun Hashim bought kamikaze arguments and denied Razaleigh

The Court did not take into consideration that the presidential election was only unlawful to the extent of the illegal votes and the party unlawful to the extent of the illegal branches. The Jury may still be out on the question of whether the Judge could have discounted the illegal votes and handed the presidential victory to Razaleigh. Many will argue that he could have but unfortunately he didn’t. The good judge has long gone to meet his maker. Dead men tell no tales.

Even if Mahathir had won by one vote, and it was determined that his victory was due to one illegal voter, the outcome had been affected. Both Mahathir and Razaleigh, the one illegal vote removed, had tied.

One mitigating circumstance against the party being declared unlawful was that it had helmed the country since independence for Malaya in 1957 and steered the birth of Malaysia in 1963.

That approach could not be misconstrued as judicial activism using the fig leaf that our system of justice is adversarial.

Alas, the Judge bought the kamikaze arguments in Court that he had no alternative but declare the entire party unlawful if the Court concluded that illegal branches had participated in the presidential elections and illegal votes had also been counted. Again, the Court is not about the truth, justice or moral values but the law, no matter how much weighted against the public interest.

Court no help in awarding victory to the real polls winners

In another case, on 8 June, 2001 Election Court Justice Muhammad Kamil Awang made a landmark decision declaring the March 13, 1999, Likas election result null and void after upholding two election petitions filed by losing PBS candidate Dr Chong En Leong and former Chief Minister Harris Salleh of Parti Bersekutu. Justice Kamil had affirmed that the Likas electoral roll was tainted with more than 5,000 phantom voters. But who obtained those votes?

Former Barisan Nasional-rotated Sabah Chief Minister Yong Teck Lee, who polled 9,110 votes against 4, 962 by Dr Chong, lost the seat. Yong had won by 4, 962 votes. Harris drew 3,576 votes.

Even if all of the Likas-resident Harris’ votes came from the illegals, a likely possibility but nevertheless strenuously denied by those in his camp, that still left over 1,424 votes from the illegals for Yong since these people wouldn’t vote for PBS, then in the Opposition. If these 1,424 votes are discounted from Yong’s margin of victory, he still won by 3,538 votes. Only judicial activism could have saved Yong unless the ballot boxes were opened up and each voted recounted.

In a 15 June, 2001 media statement, then Dap National Chairman Lim Kit Siang lamented the subsequent disclosure that the Judge had received a telephone directive from someone at the top of the Judiciary to strike out the Likas petition without a hearing. Lim’s beef was that the Judge did not disclose the telephone call in Court.

So, not much can be placed in the case of proven electoral fraud, on the Court stripping the winner of a disputed victory and awarding it to his nearest challenger.

Never ending go back to India, China cries from Nusantara people

There should be a system in place for the Court, in case of election petitions alleging fraud, to scrutinize the ballot papers and determine who collected whose vote. That would be the most efficient way to determine polls winners instead of a re-poll which would necessitate the cleaning up of the electoral rolls, a process which has been bitterly disputed in the past.

Still, the bottomline may not even be the extent of electoral fraud.

It comes back to the system again.

The greatest fraud perpetrated against the people of Malaysia is the formation of pre-polls coalitions. These coalitions circumvent the democratic process by endorsing elite power-sharing and denying the grassroots majority meaningful participation in the electoral process. The formation of coalitions should only be allowed, by law, after the elections are over.

Coalition government need not be inevitability.

The party with the most number of seats in Parliament, for example, can share the Federal Cabinet and Government posts with other political parties without entering into coalition government.

If coalition government is the option exercise, such a coalition must disband on the eve of the next elections to ensure a free for all at the ballot box. That by itself would spell the end of political parties based on narrow considerations like race and religion.

Politics can then be fought on issues and these may be urban, suburban, rural, coastal, from the interior or the high mountain country. No longer would anyone be identified by his race or religion in politics or whether he’s an Orang Asal, recently or long arrived or the descendents of those recently arrived or long arrived.

No longer would anyone be told to “go back to India or China”, for example, if they are “not happy in Malaysia”.

No pledge from Dap not to fraudulently embrace Umno

Every election, and in the run-up to elections, the Indian community in particular are subject to all sorts of indignities, racial abuse and derogatory remarks in the struggle to confine the national cake to a smaller number of people.

The Indians are united by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, the Chinese are united by their bank drafts, and the Malays by their overdrafts. The makkal sakthi – people power in Tamil – cries of Interlok Pariah Umno is being heard again as the seatless Indians rail against the ruling party.

The Opposition is a marriage of convenience united by Malay hatred in particular for the BN in general and Umno in particular. The marriage appears to be less unholy now than when it was first formed.

The BN in Malaya, apart from Umno, has fallen apart and will crumble under a united Opposition assault come this 13th GE but will continue in Sabah and Sarawak, mauled and bruised in the latter in particular but still taking power.

In the absence of a public pledge, it’s being speculated that the urban and Chinese-based Dap would not hesitate to abandon its Malay and Islamic partners, PKR and Pas, in the aftermath of the 13th GE and team up with Umno to share the Federal Government provided the MCA and Gerakan are removed. That would be like the Pap of Singapore fraudulently achieving by the backdoor what it failed to do in Malaysia.

People of Borneo given the short end of the stick in Malaysia

The greatest fraud perpetrated in Malaysia was to weaken the voice of the people of Borneo nations in Parliament.

The two countries, Sabah and Sarawak, have a combined 57 seats in Parliament, less than the at least one third plus one promised by the 1963 Malaysia Agreement. This is 18 less seats than they should have out of 222 seats.

To add insult to injury, many of the 57 seats are held by Malaya-based parties across the political divide, thus further weakening the voice of the people of Borneo in the Malaysian Parliament.

The Registrar of Societies (ROS) is a party to these political parties being in violation of the Malaysia Agreement. It facilitates Putrajaya ruling Sabah and Sarawak through rogue elements – Projek IC operatives, Moro National Liberation Front, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Abu Sayyaf – local proxies (local Muslims and illegals) and their stooges (Orang Asal).

The Malaya-based parties have not even been locally-incorporated in Sabah and Sarawak to comply with at least the letter, if not the spirit, of the Malaysia Agreement.

If politics is all about the re-distribution of power and resources, the people of Borneo are being given the short end of the stick in their already disputed participation Malaysia.

There could be no greater fraud than this.

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Never ending go back to India, China cries from Nusantara people. Islam is not Nusantaran, just to remind. And the Orang Asli and other Nusantarans tend to get along better than non-Islamic faker Nusantarans.

There could be no greater fraud than THIS :

BN has given only 5% disbursement rights to wealth derived from East Malaysia.
PR intends to only give only 15% disbursement rights to wealth derived from East Malaysia.

To be fair, East Malaysia should have at least 50% + 1% of disbursement rights of wealth from their own states.

To be magnanimous, 100%  of disbursement rights of wealth from the Orang Asli states should be the norm. Otherwise East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) might as well secede and form an independent nation. And only after 50 years of reparations of 50% wealth taken by Peninsular Malaysia at least being returned to boot!

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Petitions to get trafficked kids back to be heard – Saturday April 6, 2013

GEORGE TOWN: The adoptive parents of nine children from a baby trafficking syndicate will have their petitions to get the children back heard at a magistrate’s court in Bukit Mertajam on Monday.

Penang Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the nine petitions were for the first group of 28 children who were rescued by the police.

“The petitions are for the children to be released back to their adoptive parents who love them, pending police investigations.

“Both the adoptive parents and the children were victims,” he said yesterday.

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Have they forgotten about the biological parents these children were stolen from (return the kids to the original parents), or sold by (punish the parents selling children)? Ask the children if they want their biological parents to be found.

ARTICLE 12

Kissinger cables: ‘Chauvinist’ Dr Mahathir disliked by non-Malay community – by Zurairi AR – April 09, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The US Embassy in Malaysia expressed its surprise over Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s appointment as deputy prime minister back in 1976, in a series of recently declassified US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks yesterday.

According to the cables from Henry Kissinger’s run as US Secretary of State, the embassy considered the then education minister as a “Malay chauvinist” despite admiring his modern outlook on politics.

“Mahathir (picture) has a reputation as an extremely capable man … and is considered to have a relatively clean record on corruption,” said Francis T. Underhill Jr, the ambassador posted between 1973 and 1977, in his confidential analysis of Malaysia’s then new Cabinet.

After Tun Abdul Razak Hussein died in 1975, the ailing Tun Hussein Onn was forced to choose a successor in the form of a deputy prime minister between three preferred candidates — Dr Mahathir, former Malacca chief minister the late Tun Ghafar Baba, and Kelantan businessman from a royal lineage Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

The three Umno men were elected vice-presidents at the party’s general assembly, and Razak ran the risk of displeasing Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj if he chose Dr Mahathir, who had previously been expelled from Umno for criticising the first prime minister.

According to the cables, Razak also considered the late Tun Ghazali Shafie despite his loss in the Umno vice-presidency race because of Dr Mahathir’s reputation as a Malay chauvinist and apathy felt by some in the Chinese community towards the minister.

“So far, the Chinese reaction of Mahathir’s nomination has been, if not enthusiastic, at least not characterised by vehement opposition,” Underhill noted.

“The small, predominantly Chinese Democratic Action Party (DAP) has expressed some concern over Mahathir’s past record but has not openly opposed his selection. Other Chinese parties or politicians have either not commented or have welcomed Mahathir’s appointment in a pro forma manner.”

The embassy had expressed its admiration for Dr Mahathir when he was appointed as education minister two years before, as noted in another confidential analysis.

“On domestic side, appointment of Dr Mahathir bin Mohamed as Education Minister, very apt in view of Mahathir’s intellectual abilities and good reputation as administrator and moderniser, was note-worthy but non-Malay community is likely to consider him a Malay chauvinist (undeservedly in embassy’s view).

“Mahathir’s appointment was however tempered by designation of MCA secretary-general Chan Siang Sun as deputy minister,” Underhill wrote.

Dr Mahathir has been a vocal supporter of Malay rights since his early days in politics, where he wrote a letter calling on Tunku Abdul Rahman to resign for failing to uphold Malay rights.

He also wrote a book called “The Malay Dilemma” in 1970, where he espoused affirmative action to enable Malays to compete with the more economically-dominant Chinese.

Affirmative action became a recurring theme in the administration of Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister as Dr Mahathir continued the New Economic Policy (NEP) with the National Development Policy (NDP) in 1990.

He continues to be a vocal Malay rights advocate after leaving office, and currently serves as the patron and adviser for Malay supremacy group Perkasa

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If every US embassy is only aware of events that happened and begin analysing what that means after a 30 year delay for release, this ‘surprised Embassy’ tells us why 911 could even happen. What else is waiting 30 years before being analysed and acted upon? Democracy 30 years earlier, would have been easier to apply . . . but they had to wait for Kissinger to be an old man before they informed the people. Malaysia is no Russia and who knows due to the delays, radicalisation of the country occured while USA was being ’30 years later’ diplomatic.

ARTICLE 13

Hadi says voters will decide who is Pakatan’s choice for PM job – NEWS/COMMENTARIES – Tuesday, 09 April 2013 Super Admin – by Syed Jaymal Zahiid, TMI

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today that voters would ultimately decide who gets to be prime minister if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) wins Election 2013.

The former Terengganu menteri besar said the pact would first focus on winning the upcoming polls before discussing on the matter.

Hadi also refused to state if he felt he was a suitable candidate for the country’s top post, saying the issue would be determined by the voters.

“This thing we need to go through the democratic process. I would not say more on this, we should be ensuring the victory of all our candidates first,” he told reporters after giving a talk on the party’s “welfare state” push here.

Hadi added that whoever from PR becomes prime minister has to be accepted by voters and noted that this included non-Muslim voters.

The president of the Islamist party also emphasised that the candidate must be a Muslim and also accepted by the King.

“What is important is that the candidate is accepted by the people including non-Muslims. We also have a King. The candidate must be accepted by both the people and the king,” he said.

The pact had previously agreed that the post should be given to Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

PR parties have repeatedly had to reaffirm their endorsement of Anwar as prime minister-designate to deflect criticisms from their political foes in Barisan Nasional (BN) that they were unable to achieve consensus on numerous issues.

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Anwar admitted that the coming 13th general election may be his last shot at power, saying that he may quit politics if PR fails in its bid to claim Putrajaya.

Commentator Comments :

written by sap, April 09, 2013 18:17:58
Yah la, commentators who wish for abu – see what you get when the jokers get into putrajaya – the race politics will become religious politics. No yet vote already talking about being PM but in an indirect way. Just say la that Anwar will be for one term before someone else takes his place. At least Anwar’s fight can be justified. In fact the reason there is a PR is because of Anwar. The trouble is Anwar had gay luggage – so difficult for PAS to accept. Another thing, these PR bedfellows say there is no race politics. How come Kelantan and Kedah is PAS, Penang is DAP and Sgor is PKR? That itself is an indirect race/religion politics. I dare – if a PKR candidate of is place as Kedah MB or a PAS as Sgor MB or Penang MB. If PR is say they are not race based – then put a DAP Malay as Penang CM lah? C if the Chinese will accept it? Please la dont hoodwink the public. Show your true colours like BN. At least BN says UMNO is for Malays, MCA will manage the Chinese and MIC(hopefully we get better indians in here) will manage the Indians.
No need to worry. Any Indian seeks help or cause problem – MIC chief jawab. Malays and Chinese will not feel bed. Likewise with Malays and Chinese. One major problem. At least we can tell the world – we are not ashamed of our ethnicity – but our bonding is Malaysian Constitution Glue which will last 4ever. And we dont need any outsiders to tell us how to manage our Malaysia. No need Australia etc. You think Australians are so non-race base are? Coming back to Hadi – i think you will make a wonderful PM for the Chinese Pakatan supporters la. Because the Christian Chinese cannot accept LGBT of Ambiga and Anwar.

written by Kamaruddins, April 09, 2013 15:19:24

Hadi is being cautious because he knows that PAS grassroots like me will not give Anwar the time of day because Anwar himself is not only rotten and corrupted to the core but we believe that he is involved in all those sex allegations. We really thought that Anwar had changed, “sudah bertaubat” so to speak, but my God it was as recent as last February that he did it again with a young male companion.

To the non Muslims this may be acceptable and considered as a normal behavior but I am sorry to say that to the Muslims in general and PAS grassroots in particular, this is a big No No especially if you want to be a leader.

That is why Hadi is not giving a blank cheque to Anwar in case if PAS were to win more seats than PKR. If every UMNO candidate loses then definitely PAS will obtain more seats than PKR. Even if PAS gets less seats than PKR, and Pakatan is dead against PAS Islamic agenda, PAS can use the leverage of collaborating with UMNO MPs to form a unity government.

We are back to the adage that in politics there is no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. If and when PAS becomes strong and dominant and UMNO becomes weak and subservient, they will become friends.


written by Real Change, April 09, 2013 12:54:36
You need 2/3 majority to have election of PM by The Rakyat? We can not even vote for Datuk Bandar KL, The PM chosen by Rakyat is Non Starter at present. The Rakyat would be blessed with Rakyat Centric PM and not BN PM or Pakatan PM! After the Votes are counted, make sure NHon of The Elected YBs trade horse for position, and should BN Won, the longest serving unelected PM should be in Power and not elbowed out because of reduced majority with another appointed PM and should Pakatan won then all The elected Pakatan’s YBs should decide who should be The PM and the Senior Portfolios Those who horse trade by joining BN should automatically resigned as YB for a fresh election!


written by calvin, April 09, 2013 09:39:58
Next time, the Chosen PM-to-be should be in the Manisfesto; since we do not have a direct election of PM from all Malaysian. The urban people will never get to choose or elect the PM.
What a waste especially to Wilayah Persekutuan people. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a PM election instead just to elect the members of parliment and the winning parties will choose on behalf of the people. Still the power isn’t directly in our hand.


written by David Singh, April 09, 2013 07:39:00
I’d rather Hadi than Anwar coz at least he isn’t dirty and he’ll be forced to make radical changes to the very corrupt system we have in place. In regards to the status quo – we as the rakyat need to shake things up by combining Westminster to Islamism. It’ll be most interesting as Islam doesn’t allow for racism and its unislamic to have any sort of discriminatory practices. And it’ll be the end of the term by the time Hadi figures out how to implement hudud. Furthermore there’s urgent need to devolve some of the prime ministerial powers.


written by Lord Jim, April 09, 2013 07:06:08
Can we be assured with a firm Pakatan statement this will be the case – the rakyat decides who is going to be the PM if Pakatan wins – that Anwar would not be barging or sweet-talking his way into the PM’s post, Pakatan should dance the “Nego Nego” with the rakyat over that?

Hadi Awang has said the right thing, he obviously knows the rakyat do not like Anwar, but we don’t know if the rest of Pakatan leadership would prefer hiding behind Anwar and use him as a scapegoat as none of them (just like Anwar) have much ability to run the country without destroying it. all faults can be Anwar’s (he’s already got a nice record of that)

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Hadi and PAS is too insular and communalistic and religious to be PM, though not necessarily ‘evil’. Hadi’s mention of the King is somewhat disconcerting and politically incorrect. Darkening the fortunes of PAS yet again but in the context of absolute monarchy instead which makes Hudud propagation by PAS look particularly dark and evil! The King’s influence should not be used as an ability to cancel the will of the majority of 26 million based choice of PM, but rather opinion poll and face based effects (much like the bestowal of titles on the favoured increases respect from society in general – the only fairly applicable effect is non-tangible) and perhaps Malay culturist/loyalist based. This means if the majority of Malaysians want a PM that the King does not, the King should not be able to force the Rakyat to accept the choice the King prefers.

Conversely so that everyone can be happy, a series of PM candidates before election could be endorsed or denounced by the Agong so that all existing choices will be acceptable to the King before the Rakyat votes. This is rather undemocratic IF there are not alot of candidates for PM, but in a PM free for all, where not a single MP is allowed to participate, lots of very interesting characters would doubtless apply and hence the King could still leave a sizeable number of PM candidates untouched – hard to say of the palace has the resources to audit every single Malaysian so that if the offer to be elected for PM, the King would know if the Sultanate would not end up being abolished by the Rakyat if a anti-Monarch PM was somehow selected – this could be the only fair exclusion criteria for denunciation for PM candidates the Agong could fairly have. But to scuttle the will of a majority of 26 million if not a quorum of 66.6% of the same? We’ll be back in the Absolute Monarchy era, one level worse than Military Junta though worse than Bureaucrat Dictators (Political Junta which is what PAP, BN and Pakatan or so many political  parties and coalitions in ASEAN actually are). DEMOCRACY please.

Due the loud mouthed idiots of Vehicle 8007 who want to attract the attention of the politicians through these writings – focus on candidacy can wait 1 more term – but since the impetus of rudeness was kindly provided . . . have fun, I’m sure they’ll notice the abusively communicative loudmouths now and perhaps STFU them so that more independents rather than bloggers will be possible for 3rd world Malaysia in sad case people of Malaysia . . .

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ARTICLE 1

Karpal’s decision on party election draws flak from Kay Peng – By Rahmah Ghazali | rahmah@nst.com.my – 16 January 2013 | last updated at 07:03PM

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP national chairman Karpal Singh has been put in a tight spot for forcing a closure to the election results by citing a provision in the Societies Act.

Political analyst Khoo Kay Peng, in his blog entry (khookaypeng.blogspot.com) posted today, said that it was ironic for Karpal to cite Section 18(c) of the Societies Act to put to rest repeated calls by party members urging to hold fresh polls.

“I have more problem with Karpal’s recital of Section 18(c) of the Societies Act 1966 to quash and quell any possible opposition against the party’s decision not to hold fresh elections than the blunder itself.

He said that Karpal and his party leadership had no qualm using any provision as long as it fits and fulfils the needs of his party.

On Tuesday, Karpal said that the party had to adhere to Section 18(c) of the Societies Act 1966, which stipulates “the decision of (any) political party to be final and conclusive”.

He also said those calling on DAP to hold fresh elections had no business meddling in the matter.

In an immediate response, Karpal brushed aside the criticism thrown at him, saying that everyone was subject to the law.

“It is in the law. What do we do? We go by the law, whether we like it or not.

“I am in no way against (my own) principles but the law passed by Parliament has to be accepted no matter what,” he said when contacted.

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Absolute rubbish. Karpal who has had parliamentary immunity for decades and never once challenged the apartheid of bumiputra but who is willing to prevent calls for re-election is no principled man. If a majority of party members want a re-election a re-election happens. This use of cult of personality to enforce conformity is the least principled thing any political party can experience!

ARTICLE 2

ILLEGAL LOGGING: Even Liberia knows enough to KICK OUT Taib Mahmud’s family – by  Sarawak Report – Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:43

Taib’s cousin, the logging tycoon and key political figure Hamed Sepawi, has been booted out of the African country Liberia by a Presidential decree to halt corrupt and illegal logging.

It makes for another blow to the Sarawak potentate’s international reputation, following condemnation this week in the Swiss Parliament.

Sepawi’s company Perkapalan Damai Timar (PDT) is a 60% shareholder of Atlantic Resources Limited, which has been exposed as a major culprit involved in corrupt practices and illegal logging that was set to destroy a quarter of Africa’s most heavily forested country.

Another key Sarawak company caught up in the scandal is the notorious destroyer of the Borneo Jungle, Samling, which has been exposed as the bankroller behind the venture, working hand in glove with Hamed Sepawi and PDT.

This African scandal brings international attention to the fact that Taib’s crony timber companies, which gained huge financial strength through their exploitation of Sarawak, have gone on to create global problems. Samling, Ta Ann, Rimbunan Hijau and WTK are all regarded by ENGOs as a worldwide menace in terms of corrupt practices and their disregard for communities and the environment.

Caught! – Sepawi was targetting a million hectares of native lands in Liberia
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Atlantic Resources Ltd, owned by Sepawi’s PDT, had corruptly abused Private Use Permits to take over a quarter of the country’s rainforest.

Hamed’s PDT and Samling Condemned

The Executive Order, which was announced by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on January 4th, could not have been more explicit in its condemnation of the behaviour of holders of the so-called Private Use Permits, notably Hamed Sepawi’s Atlantic Resources.  She has announced an immediate moratorium on their activities:

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

“the report issued by the Special Independent Investigating Body has revealed that there have been massive fraud, misrepresentations, abuses and violations of the National Forestry Reform Law in the issuance of Private Use Permits to the extent that this inter-generational asset has been severely threatened….because the mismanagement of the PUPs poses a threat to the efficient, effective, and sustainable management of our forests, it is imperative to impose a moratorium to protect the national interest” [Executive Order, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 4/1/2013]

Private Use Permits (PUPs) are supposed to be highly restricted licences covering small areas of land (less than a 1,000 hectares) to allow for the native owners of these areas to log trees for their own use.

Massive fraud, misrepresentations, abuses and violations

It was following a report by a whistleblower last year, than a government appointed investigation discovered massive and widespread abuse of these permits, mainly by the Sarawak companies linked to Sepawi and Samling. The report finds:

“That between November 25, 2009 and December 19, 2011, the FDA [Forest Development Authority] issued more than 51 PUPs that cover a total of 2,031,702.27 hectares plus of forestland; That of the more than 5 PUPs that have been issued 40 PUPs with a total forest cover of 1,811,259.8 hectares were issued in 2011 alone”.

The report goes on to say that by far the largest ‘executor’ in charge of this “alarming” rise in PUPs is Atlantic Resources Ltd:

of the 10 executors, Atlantic Resources holds eighteen 18 of the assigned PUPs that have a combined hectare of 835,040

On top of this, research shows that Atlantic Resources Ltd holds a further 130,00 hectares of forest land in Liberia under separate Forest Management Contracts.  Documents reveal that the Sarawak-owned company had approached villagers to sign secret contracts handing over their rights to these private permits, often for minimal cash.

Familiar tactic? Liberian rural people were encouraged to sign complicated legal documents that permit the clearance of their lands for just $10,000 a year

The contracts claim the company’s right to clear a total of nearly a million hectares and convert them to oil palm or other such crops.  It is this that the Liberian President clearly believes amounts to fraud, misrepresentation, abuse and violations of Liberia’s careful forest legislation and there are clear concerns that officials have been corrupted into permitting this land snatch, since major investigations are now underway.

Meanwhile, the government has discovered that Sepawi’s company has already exported a whopping 16,764,381 cubic meters of logs through the port of the Liberians are equally annoyed that these Malaysian companies have also failed to pay the proper taxes before executing their permits. These debts to the government are believed to run into millions of dollars:

Some logging companies, for example Atlantic Resources Ltd., that are owing forestry taxes and who has not fully met the requirements for harvesting from their existing FMC concessions are already harvesting timber from PUPs

The President’s decree for a moratorium on PUPs has been welcomed by NGOs like Global Witness, who worked to publicise the issue.

Atlantic Resources, a logging company linked to notorious Malaysian giant Samling, now controls 8 percent of Liberia’s land area through Private Use Permits despite owing millions in back taxes. Giving your forests to companies like that is not a sustainable investment.”[Global Witness statement Sept 2012]

The NGO has also applauded the threat to confiscate logs taken under these permits to pay for outstanding taxes and the threat to prosecute any companies or individuals found to have violated the law following the establishment of a Special Prosecution Team within the Ministry of Justice related to Private Use Permits.
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PDT is a 60% shareholder of Atlantic Resources Ltd. Taib’s cousin Hamed Sepawi is the named major shareholder of the company along with a known nominee of Taib’s uncle and predecessor Tun Ya’kub (Wan Morshidi Tuanku Abdul Rahm). PDT also has a 5% shareholding also of Samling Global, worth an estimated USD$100 million.

Onlookers in Sarawak might wish that similar strict action had been taken by the Sarawak government against violations by companies like Ta Ann, Grand Perfect, Sarawak Plantation and Samling, which are mainly owned and run by the Yaws and Hamed Sepawi.  However, the Chief Minister has instead chosen to turn a blind eye to illegal logging, gangsters and intimidation of local people throughout such concessions.

Hand in glove – the relationship between Taib’s cousin Hamed and Samling extends to Africa

The revelations about Hamed Sepawi’s landgrabs in Liberia have also proved even further the long suspected business links between the Chief Minister’s known nominee and the Yaw family firm, Samling.  PDT is not only the key shareholder of Atlantic Resources, it also has a massive USD$100million stake in Samling Global itself.
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5% of Samling’s business is owned by Hamed’s company. Another 5% owner is Taib’s Bomoh (witchdoctor) Ahmed Su’ut!

Liberian government investigations into Atlantic Resources have shown that its entire operation is being financed by a US$60million dollar investment by Samling.  The same research shows that until recently at least Yaw family member Yaw Chee Ming was a Director of PDT.

Yaw Chee Ming is also the Director of the two other major companies which have been bidding for further logging concessions in Liberia, Southeast Resources and Alpha Logging. Both these ventures are equally being backed by $60million investments by Samling (which has just been taken back into private ownership by the Yaw family at considerable loss to public shareholders).

This means that Hamed Sepawi is a key shareholder in Samling through PDT and Samling is a key investor in PDT’s own ventures.  Indeed investigators have pointed out that PDT and Samling Strategic Corporation are given the same address in one Malaysian online directory:

Based at Samling’s HQ – Hamed’s business ventures in Africa are being financed by the Yaw family’s Samling.

The issue raises even more questions about the huge numbers of logging permits that have been handed by Taib to the Yaw family without any form of public scrutiny over the past 30 years in Sarawak. These ventures in Africa show that the two families, that of the Yaw tycoons and the Mahmuds, are even more heavily intertwined than realised before.

Indeed Taib’s relations with Sarawak’s other logging tycoons show his personal link and involvement extends into the destruction of a vast landmass, not just in the Borneo Jungle but all over the world.  According to the NGO Global Witness:

Sarawak firms…are currently logging or converting forests to plantations in a dozen countries around the world, covering an area of 18 million ha of concessions – roughly three times the landmass of Norway.”[Global Witness Report into HSBC's financing of Sarawak Logging Companies]

Time the international community woke up to Taib, The Godfather Of Timber Corruption!

The new evidence about Taib’s family reach into corrupted logging in Africa is likely to further strengthen the determination of protestors in Tasmania, who face court appearances this Friday over a non-violent protest at a Ta Ann mill.

Ta Ann Tasmania, which is also owed by Hamed Sepawi, has been controversially extracting wood from wild forest areas that had originally been set aside for protected forest.  The dispute has held up a major Forest Agreement between Tasmania and the Federal Government, which could have brought hundreds of millions of dollars of compensation to the State.

Concerns about the corrupt practices of yet another Sepawi company, not just at home in Sarawak but also in Africa, will add to questions by the Green Party about the decisions that were made to bring the Malaysian company into Tasmania and to support the venture with several million dollars of taxpayer subsidies.

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From the last article and this one, if :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;if not granted soon and compounded with the above cases, the case could be that the DAP, Malays and by proxy (unfortunately since ethnically on the surface the 2 are similar to a point) Orang Asli and possibly Indonesians, could be placed lower than the Africans in ethics soon by certain individuals. Remember the bad reputation Africa had the last century in corruption? Guess who will replace them in this century if a country ‘like Liberia’ can wash their hands off of those mentioned in the above article.

ARTICLE 3

Mind your own business, DAP tells NGOs – by Athi Shankar, FMT – Thursday, 17 January 2013 Super Admin

They should not dictate terms on who should be the next deputy chief minister, says a DAP local leader.

BUTTERWORTH: A DAP local leader here today told Indian-based NGOs to mind their own business and lay off their hands from the party’s internal affairs.

Bagan parliamentary liaison committee publicity chief G Asoghan said the NGOs have no business to tell the party on whether it should hold fresh party polls.

He said the NGOs should also not dictate terms on who should be the next deputy chief minister representing the Indian community in Penang if Pakatan Rakyat retained the state government in the coming general election.

He noted that under Societies Act and party constitution, the DAP top leadership has the power to make the final decision on party matters.

Hence, he said the decision not to hold fresh polls by the central executive committee (CEC) was final.

“If anyone wants to challenge the decision, it should be the defeated candidates at last month’s CEC election, not NGOs,” said Asoghan, who is also DAP’s Jalan Bagan Luar branch chief.

Recently, the DAP has admitted that there was a glitch in the tabulation of votes at the party’s CEC election held on Dec 15 in Penang.

An audit showed that appointed CEC member Zairil Khir Johari garnered 803 votes as opposed to the 305 announced earlier, enough for him to become an elected member.

Vincent Wu, on the other hand, received 669 votes as opposed to the 1,202 announced at the end of the voting. He had to vacate his seat among elected CEC members and join the ranks of appointed members.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has announced that the party would not hold fresh polls.

Its national chairman Karpal Singh has said that Section 18c of the Societies Act gave the party the power to make a final decision on the matter and that the decision could not be challenged in court.

Stay apolitical

Asoghan reminded the NGOs that they should always remain apolitical as they always claimed to be. They should stay away from politics.

“They should refrain from organising demonstrations and forums demanding the DAP to hold fresh election or to choose certain personality as Penang deputy chief minister II.

“They should only mind their own business. They should take their hands off from DAP’s affairs,” said Asoghan.

Yesterday, a group of youths led by Malaysia Tamil Security Council president MV Mathialagan held a demonstration demanding that the DAP hold fresh polls for CEC positions.

One banner displayed during the demonstration held in an open space in Taman Supreme, Prai, expressed disappointment that Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy had failed to get himself elected to the committee.

But the demonstration at noon nearly turned ugly when a group of local DAP members warned the protesters against trespassing into their territory.

The DAP members confronted Mathialagan, and told him he needed their consent to use the open space.

However, despite fiery exchange of words, there was no physical contact from either side.

Previously, certain NGOs have also organised demonstrations and forums across the country to demand that Penang Chief Minister Guan Eng retain Ramasamy as his deputy chief minister II after the general election.

Asoghan reminded the NGOs that the position of deputy chief minister II was not a personal property of anyone to claim permanent inheritance.

He said it was a position created by the DAP leadership, notably party supremo Karpal, to serve the Indian community.

“The party, especially Indian members, under Karpal’s guidance will decide on who’s the best to fill the position,” he said.

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The NGOs and even citizens live here, hence everything going on here that affects the NGO or Rakyat becomes the NGO or Rakyat’s business. NGO MPs will be better than political party MPs. More civil society and less political-gangster, more idealism and less sell-out-ism. All NGOs should challenge all political seats and out as  political parties. At least better representation results and less gang-up culture as well. The way DAP treats ‘unfriendly’ NGO effectively isolates DAP like in the 1 term 1990s. Leopards never change their spots and DAP’s dictatorial spots are as ugly as UMNO’s racist spots.

ARTICLE 4

‘Ruthless’ exco incurs wrath of PKR Indians – Thursday, 17 January 2013 Super Admin

Selangor executive councilor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar is allegedly using PKR disciplinary committee chairman Dr Tan Kee Kwong to avenge his rivals within the party.

B Nantha Kumar, FMT

A movement wanting Selangor executive councilor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar to step down has taken root inside PKR.

It is believed that this movement will hold a peaceful gathering soon to show the Indian community’s dissatisfaction with him.

Branding Jeyakumar as a “little napoleon”, Batu PKR division member N Shamugam said the Sri Andalas assemblyman was the “brainchild” behind Kapar MP S Manikavasagam’s show-cause letter from the party.

Shamugam claimed that Jeyakumar was also behind the suspension of Puchong division member S Murali.

Manikavasagam, an outspoken politician, was issued a show-cause letter last week for criticising Jeyakumar.

Manikavasagam called Jeyakumar a “bastard” and blamed him for the demolition of several temples in Selangor over the past four years.

His criticism was triggered by the recent demolition of a Hindu shrine in Sepang, located within a house compound, by several officers from the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS).

Jeyakumar, who had initially defended the officers’ action, later claimed that it was an act of sabotage.

Earlier, Murali was issued a temporary suspension letter by the party’s disciplinary committee for allegedly being involved in a ruckus at a Tamil daily’s office.

According to Shanmugam, Jeyakumar is close to PKR disciplinary committee chairman Dr Tan Kee Kwong.

“Thus, Jeyakumar works with Tan to take revenge against his political rival,” he alleged.

Jeyakumar eyeing Kapar

Shanmugam said Jeyakumar’s influence over Tan was such that despite a receiving a letter from the editor of the Tamil daily absolving Murali
of any involvement in the ruckus, Tan was adamant about not revoking the temporary suspension.

“Worse still, it is now believed the discipline bureau during a committee members meeting on Tuesday has recommended to fully suspend both Manikavasagam and Murali,” he added.

According to Shanmugam, by suspending Manikavagam, Jeyakumar would have a free ride to contest in the Kapar constituency.

Murali meanwhile is known for his criticism against Jeyakumar on Tamil school funds awarded by the state government.

It is learnt that Jeyakumar, an incumbent in Sri Andalas, is keen to contest in a parliament seat after the party’s top leadership decided not to retain him as an exco after the 13th general election.

“Jeyakumar is only good to work as a ‘despatch boy’ to Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dispersing funds to schools and temples.

“He has never initiated any programmes for the state’s Indians in the last four years,” said Shanmugam.

Shanmugam also said that Jeyakumar was “arrogant and ruthless” with party members.

He also accused the exco of deliberately sabotaging party vice-president N Surendran’s programmes.

Citing, the “stateless Indian” rally in Putrajaya on Dec 12 last year, Shanmugam said Jeyakumar refused to attend the protest because it was organised by Surendran.

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DAP has racist and fundo undercurrents based around the nepotistic term limitless mostly family and clique based central committee which has stepped on the Indians and would-be 3rd Force Hindraf’s efforts to get to where they are. Lets hope Hindraf and others treated the same collects their dues in the form of lost political seats – 3rd Force SEATS!

ARTICLE 5

Stand before Rakyat’s Failed GE12 Promises RCI to answer N for Nepotism DAP allegations or “forever shut up” – by  @AgreeToDisagree – Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:54

The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Deputy President, Azmin Ali has called former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad a traitor to the country following revelations at the Rakyat Royal Commission of Inquiry on unkept Manifestos (RCIII) of “promises-for-votes” schemes in GE12.

Yesterday, several former National Registration Department (NRD) officers told the RCI that they were instructed to facilitate immigrants to vote during GE12 and help install a Pakatan Rakyat friendly state government.

These operations ranged from issuing manifestos to existing voters to immigrants to issuing blue identity cards to unqualified immigrants – also known as Manifesto GE12 or Project M where “M” stood for (GE12 Failed) Manifestos.

Answer to Project M allegations

Two of Lim Kit Siang’s closest confidantes and right-hand men at the time have been implicated by the Rakyat before the RCI in the manifesto-for-votes scam in Malaysia – the late Teoh Beng Hock, Deputy to Lim Kit Siang, and Hassan Ali, Lim Kit Siang political supporter.

If the Project M allegations of “cash to old folks-for votes” and “failed manifestos-for-votes” made at the RCIII are true, and there are no reasons to suspect their truth and veracity as these have become open secrets in Malaysia, not only in the 2008 judgment in the election petition nullifying the Selangor election result in 2013 because of the failure to call for re-election in the electoral roll, but confessions in the public domain by the Rakyat in general and government servants involved in the scam, people like Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh and Anwar Ibrahim, then the capital crimes of treason had been committed.

The Rakyat have raised a very apt and pertinent question – was Lim Kit Siang guilty of treason in the “failed manifestos-for-votes” and “failure to call for re-election” or “Failure to implement Local Council Elections” scams in Project Nepotism in Malaysia in GE12?

Lim Kit Siang should forever shut up if the nepotistic oligarch is not prepared to volunteer to appear before the Malaysian RCIII to clear allegations that Lim Kit Siang was a traitor to the voters for giving failed Manifestos and who knows taking monies from foreigners just to shore up DAP’s political power and to speak up to clear the name of DAP.

@AgreeToDisagree is the 3rd Force adviser and MP for the Real Issue of ending Apartheid

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The below link shows a ‘living in the past’ or ‘forgetting GE12 Manifestos’ article. Original may be read in link below.

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=46694:stand-before-sabah-rci-to-answer-project-m-for-mahathir-allegations-or-forever-shut-up-kit-siang&Itemid=2

ARTICLE 6

Rep turns ‘independent’ – Tuesday, 15 January 2013 admin-s

(The Star) – Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai, slapped with a six-month suspension by the DAP for missing a crucial state assembly meeting, said he will now serve his constituents as an “independent” representative.

He is, however, adamant that he had not broken any party rules.

“I did not break any party rules as I did not receive any official notification from the party on the date and state assembly agenda,” he said.

Despite his claim of innocence, Koay, who was chairman of the backbenchers club in the state assembly, said he would file an appeal soon and called on his supporters to “calm down and don’t act out against the party”.

He said he will serve as an “independent” assemblyman unless his appeal against the suspension is accepted.

Koay was absent from the state assembly when the House met on Nov 1 last year to pass the Penang Constitutional Enactment (Amendment) Bill 2012, aimed at preventing elected representatives from party-hopping.

The DAP disciplinary committee issued a show-cause letter to Koay last month for allegedly skipping the sitting.

He was given 14 days to appeal to the party’s central executive committee.

Koay had gone to the United States for a holiday despite having his leave rejected twice by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is also DAP secretary-general.

“I expect to receive the official suspension letter today and will respond accordingly,” Koay said here yesterday.

“I hope the CEC will take into account that I’ve been a loyal party member and DAP Socialist Youth leader for 13 years.

“Furthermore, my leave was approved by the state legislative assembly Speaker and the Bill was successfully passed,” he said.

On the prospects of contesting in the general election, he said: “If the suspension stays, I will not be eligible to contest as a DAP candidate and I will not stand as an independent.

He said all DAP logos would be removed from his service centre in line with the suspension ruling.

“I am truly sorry to the party and my supporters,” said Koay.

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Don’t be sorry and write better policy. After 2 terms GTFO of the Dewan. THANK YOU.

If the suspension stays, I will not be eligible to contest as a DAP candidate and I will not stand as an independent.”

Good. Let one of the snarky hawkers run for 1 term instead. That should be healthier and Penang does need as many independent 3rd Force MPs as possible instead of term limitless MPs that have nothing new to offer but get 1 million in taxpayer monies to do nothing but pretend to argue every term.

ARTICLE 7

Patrick Teoh in hot water over Facebook – Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Super Admin

Actor and famous radio presenter Patrick Teoh lands himself in hot soup after a Facebook posting insensitive to Muslims.

Alyaa Azhar, FMT

Actor and famous radio presenter Patrick Teoh landed himself in hot water today after a Facebook posting which has infuriated Muslims.

Teoh, who is also a blogger known for his crude language, posted the comment while reacting to the PAS-led Kedah state government’s statement on Jan 9 that officials and singers for the 1Malaysia Chinese New Year celebration, scheduled in Alor Setar on Feb 15, must be properly attired and were encouraged to perform motivational songs.

The state government also said it would shut down the programme if there was “extreme singing and dancing”.

Below is his Facebook posting posted yesterday:

“The 3rd most laughable statement discovered today…

The January 9 guidelines to the organisers of the 1 Malaysia Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 (by the PAS Kedah state government)… included, among other things, the appropriate attire for officials and singers. It also stated that performers are encouraged to sing motivational songs and that if extreme singing and dancing activities were to take place, the state government has the right to shut down the programme.

Encouraged to sing motivational songs!!! What kind of f**king motivation they want? Give up individuality and be sheep? Pray 5 times a day? Cover up all women? What???!!!

And while they are at it, please tell us what the f**k extreme singing and dancing is?

Quran-thumping mother f**kers!!!”

This comment has raised heckles among Muslims with many posting nasty replies.

However, about an hour ago Teoh apologised for the earlier comment.

His apology states:

‘Whoa!!!… whoa… whoa… I now realise what I did that was wrong and why it generated so much hate-mail. I had thought that the criticism came from my use of the phrase, “Quran-thumping m***** F*****…” I was wrong. It came from my reference to “Give up individuality and be sheep? Pray 5 times a day? Cover up all women?” which was totally out of line. It didn’t convey what I was trying to say in the post and came out like a bigoted selfish statement. For that I apologise sincerely to all Muslims. Minta maaf (Sorry). But I do not apologise for calling that person a…well you know what I mean. I hope.”

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What Patrick (hey how about replacing Keng Yaik, the 2 guys are almost the same (look quite similar as well), full of ‘hoo-ha hoo-ha b.s.”) meant to say was Malaysia does not have :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

As for :

a) Encouraged to sing motivational songs!!! What kind of f**king motivation they want? Give up individuality and be sheep? Pray 5 times a day? Cover up all women? What???!!!
b) And while they are at it, please tell us what the f**k extreme singing and dancing is?
c) Quran-thumping mother f**kers!!!”

;lets say the words came out wrong but were intended for the first set of 3 items! ‘Inappropriate Blurt Balls/Guts’ types are better and show more leadership potential than non-existent(Balls/Guts) ones that nepotism Lim DAP coward dynasty (who asks for 750K in funeral funds at the expense of the Rakyat IN colusion with BN MPs yet does not speak against apartheid), or the lapdog MCA feature what more with Parliamentary Immunity. What the minorities need are exactly cantankerous men who speak straight fowardly their minds like PT here.

Well? Run for MP in your constituency Teoh, better than what ever Secretary General oligarch seated for terms as MP who dares not declare assets after promising to that cannot even use Parliamentary Immunity to say what you just did! (or that KTK character for 2 decades or more did not seem to be aware that there was no equality and 2nd class citizenship despite the wealth and power and high profile to do so much) PT for 3rd Force!

C’mon, the pathetic minotities need that sort of spirit, though abit more refinement and care for certain to not overly alienate the Malays. This is a sign that not all minorities have no sense of where they ACTUALLY stand. This guy is in touch with the grassroots and political reality you Rakyat! Power to the 5th estate (especially what passes for Alpha male minorities in Malaysia) who dares challenge the useless term limitless nepotistic oligarchs grown soft on 23K per month salaries for more than 2 terms!

DAP’s 750K pro-coffin fund, nepotist, term limitless, ‘refuse to challenge apartheid’ faction is FINISHED :

. . . (Africans) to protest against last week’s attempt to award themselves a $110,000 bonus . . . the DAP’s collusion with BN on the 750K funeral fund is WORSE . . .

http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/2013/01/16/kenya-coffins-set-fire-protest-outgoing-mps/XRAy5l8cJ0t9jsAZCicxFP/story.html

Wanna make near half a mill Patrick? Run for 1 term of MP! So consider that PAP’s salaries are 2nd highest worldwide (10 times that of USA even though Singapore is 1000s of times smaller) next to Kenya’s (ranked 1st), then consider that DAP is strongly linked to PAP . . . enuff said . . . vote 3rd Force! The Africans are indeed going to be able to look down on Malaysia and say they were justified, on both sides of the hegelian dialectic of BN (racist) and Pakatan (nepotist), there is lots to not want to associate with in either coalition. Vote 3rd Force!

Proposed 3rd Force Coalition

Proposed 3rd Force Coalition

ARTICLE 8

Can Najib survive as prime minister? – Tuesday, 15 January 2013 17:31

COMMENT While the nation awaits the dissolution of Parliament, a new question emerges – can Najib Abdul Razak survive as prime minister?

If Barisan Nasional loses power, Najib of course is not going to survive as the premier. But if BN wins the elections, albeit with a smaller majority, will Umno leaders and members allow Najib to lead the party?

I had a 10-minute brief conversation with Najib on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue on June 1, 2008 in Singapore before he took the stage at the annual defense conference. He was then deputy prime minister and defence minister.

It was barely three months after the fateful March 8 election which saw the opposition winning five state governments and breaking BN’s stranglehold on Parliament’s two-thirds majority.

Najib didn’t know who I was. I introduced myself as “Bukit Bendera” and he instantly understood that I was a DAP MP.

What Najib told me

Without being prompted or perhaps being defensive, Najib said three things in that brief conversation. First, that he had nothing to do with the Altantuya (Shariibuu) case. Second, that he was not a racist and had many non-Malay friends. And, third, that he wanted BN to start thinking about how to cooperate with the ‘opposition’ state governments.

I shared with friends who were close to the Umno establishment and familiar with Najib’s thinking. One of them immediately said that it seemed that Najib was highly troubled by the Altantuya case, so much so that he had to mention it and be defensive about it when talking to a stranger during a first meeting.

That remark left a lasting impression on me.

Assisted by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Muhyiddin Yassin, Najib staged a party ‘coup’ against then-prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. First, on Sept 17, 2008 Najib was given the coveted finance portfolio and then on Sept 28 the same year he managed to ‘convince’ Abdullah to retire in the subsequent year.

Najib took over the reins of government on April 3, 2009.

Elegant silence

The re-emergence of the Altantunya case in the form of the various accusations made by carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan since late November 2012 during and after the Umno general assembly is perhaps more than what meets the eyes.

Nearly two months since the Deepak accusation first surfaced, Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor have maintained an ‘elegant silence’, imitating Abdullah’s style of avoiding real issues.

Undercurrents in Umno have always existed. But somehow it is more visible recently. The party is probably troubled by the fact that Najib is no game-changer in winning extra Malay support for Umno while at the same time failing in getting non-Malay support through his 1Malaysia slogan.

Perhaps he may not be a racist in a vulgar way but he was unable to stem the racial campaigns by Umno, Perkasa and Utusan Malaysia. His attempt to “work with the opposition state governments” did not happen at all, especially after the malicious takeover of the Perak state government in February 2009.

Najib’s various alphabet soups delivered very little policy outcomes in real life and his attempt to stamp his mark on Umno by having “winnable candidates” backfired on him.

After vacillating on when to dissolve parliament for the last three years, the immediate question now is will there be a person by the name of Najib leading BN into the next election?

- The Rocket

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PM Najib will survive if PM Najib grants :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;and arrests all racists and fundos in Malaysia in all mainstream or opposition parties in a Ops ‘Father of Modern Malaysia’. All 3 superminorities, Indian, Orang Asli and Chinese will vote en masse for PM Najib and PM Najib will also gain international recognition for ending apartheid in Malaysia as well as win a second term for BN as PM. The feel good factor may even be enough to sweep aside the C4 or Scorpene cases, even corruption who knows for at least another term befire GE14. Why take any other politically risky or dangerous and human rights wrongful, even Islamic Jusrisprudence incorrect route and be destroyed eventually by the fundos and racists and an angry and scornful international community?

The Opposition would be permanently destroyed if Najib grants the above 3 items as well and while the term dictator might be used by any of the 222 MPs considered racist or fundo and arrested (possibly sent to the Hague with Najib’s blessings?), 80% of the population wouuld be behind Najib at that point. We know the trouble makers are MPs, not the people. With the current political system in Malaysia, a popular dictator who locks up fundos and racists (start with Mahathir perhaps?) will be more legitimate than a PM who was voted by a majority from 222 MPs that does not represent the will of 20 million or more citizens. PM Najib has the power, be a bit more daring PM Najib and for the right reasons and right people not the wrong! How about talking with some Muslim Inquistors in Cairo, they might grant some courage to move in the right direction?

ARTICLE 8.5
Friday, 18 January 2013 15:57
Khairy wants stern action against Patrick Teoh

ALOR SETAR — Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today said stern action should be imposed on actor and radio presenter Patrick Teoh for insulting Islam through his Facebook post recently.

He said although Teoh had apologised after being rapped by many, the apology could not be simply accepted without any stern action taken against him.

“It (Teoh’s post) was too nasty. People who did something like that shouldn’t be allow to apologise so easily and get away with it. He should be called by the authority for interrogation,” he told reporters after attending Kedah Umno Youth Committee meeting here today.

He said the actor had hurt the feelings of Muslims and he should be charged under the law.

Khairy was commenting on Teoh insulting post on Islam in his response to Kedah PAS government’s guidelines for officials and singers involved in the 1Malaysia Chinese New Year 2013 celebration scheduled to be held in the state.

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Equitable punishment. A FB post insult followed by an equal apology of equal length is enough. So when Hishamuddin raised the keris (Khairy was the keris bearer), the Indians, Chinese and Orang Asli should be allowed to raise a ‘Guandao’, ‘Gada’ and Blowpipe back at the Malays. Did they do that yet? Google the term . . . ‘raise keris’ .. . and see what has not yet been apologised for. As for PT, get one of those nasty Malay radio hosts to post something equally nasty in turn. Whats with the litigious culture b.s.? So when the  Indians, Chinese and Orang Asli see the post and get upset, Patrick Teoh apologizes to them instead.

What kind of abuse is being planned against PT? Equitable please, Patrick Teoh does not deserve anything more than a FB post-fight at worst, granted PT may find less Malay listeners or friends overall which is already punishment of a natural sort. To use the courts or worse even threaten violence, is to set precedents in society that stifle freedom of speech, and accept a culture of bullying (of sorts). The legal court institution has real cases to handle like vested interest politicians that become millionaires after their fathers become PM, not the occasional verbal or even worse online spat.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2264476/Kate-Middleton-got-dresses-Prince-William-dagger-Harry-water-Young-Royals-gift-list-revealed.html

ARTICLE 9

Ban on pop songs and bands not music to the ears – by WINNIE YEOH – Thursday January 17, 2013 winnie@thestar.com.my

GEORGE TOWN: Even though the Kedah Government has lifted the ban on adult women singers and performers, entertainment groups are still irked by the ban on pop songs and live bands.

Bukit Mertajam-based Grand Star Music Entertainment manager Teh Eng Chai said they often received invitations to perform in Kedah towns, and the new ruling would affect the industry.

“We are not heaving a huge sigh of relief because the ban on pop songs and live bands is still on.

“Though pop songs have modern tunes, the lyrics can be meaningful and the audience can relate to them,” he said.

The group mostly perform at launch events and charity shows.

A manager of an entertainment group in Alor Setar, Chuah Geok Peng, said her group Happy Star Entertainment Production had been performing in Kedah for 18 years and never encountered any issue before.

Chuah hoped the state government could look into the matter and provide a win-win situation.

“Most performing groups abide by the rules and regulations, and we also apply for a permit three months before the performances.”

She said her group had several bookings for Chinese New Year but they had yet to receive any notification from the district office on the new ruling.

The state government on Monday issued guidelines barring female artistes from performing outdoors and banning live music and pop songs.

Malls and shopping centres have been told that only songs with religious themes or those with positive messages will be allowed.

However, on Tuesday, the state did an about-turn following public pressure, allowing performances by female artistes, provided they were decently dressed.

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Within the concert area, anyone who is invited and of the invited ethnicity to attend can complain, otherwise all enforcement is off limits when the door closes behind the walls of a convention hall. Who are these idiot Taliban to disturb private parties? Even Adult Conventions could be reasonably held in Malaysia without harrassment or involvement of the uninvited parties or groups.

ARTICLE 10

Time we learn bridge building – Musings – by Marina Mahathir – Thursday January 17, 2013

In the past when mutual suspicion and mistrust increased between Malaysians of different faiths, very little has been done to build the bridge of trust and friendship we badly need.

I WATCHED an extraordinary video the other day.

In it, the imam of the Omar Makram mosque in Cairo, Egypt went with a delegation of 1,000 from his congregation to attend a Christmas service at the Qasr Al-Dubarah Church, also in Cairo.

Invited to speak, the imam sounded a clarion call for tolerance, respect, dignity, humanity and unity amidst difference and tumult.

He also stated that Christians and Muslims must be united against any foreign and internal plots at increasing sectarianism or imposing imperialist / colonialist designs on the Egyptian nation.

When I reposted this video on Facebook, people responded with delighted surprise, both Muslims and those of other faiths.

Obviously we are all hungry for positive actions and messages like this.

A group called MyJihad that aims to reclaim the word ‘jihad’ to mean a personal journey and goal to do something good first posted the video.

At the end of it, MyJihad stated that their jihad was to build bridges between faiths.

It struck me that in the past few years when mutual suspicion and mistrust has increased between Malaysians of different faiths, very little has been done to build bridges and create peace.

Everyone, especially politicians and religious officials with a political bent seem keener on burning bridges instead.

Each day another hurtful word is said, another suspicion aroused, another seed of mistrust sowed.

It is only because ordinary Malaysians are far more sensible than their leaders that there has been so little violence unlike say, in places like Pakistan.

For that we have to be thankful.

Yet, it doesn’t take much if one were so determined to build up the seeds into a many-branched tree of hatred.

Not only are bridges being set alight between faiths but also within faiths.

Those of us who want to be more respectful, conciliatory and generous are told that we are at risk of losing our faith.

Yet in this video, here was an imam, educated in the venerable institution of AlAzhar, who walks into a mosque, embraces his Christian brothers and states that it’s his Islamic duty to be kind and neighbourly to them.

He stresses that what Egypt needs now more than ever is unity between all her people, regardless of faith or creed, because they have so much to do the right the wrongs of the past, and repair the damage done by years of misrule.

It struck me that unity is also what Malaysians need: all of us, not just some.

Once upon a time we stood firm against attempts by colonialists to divide and rule us.

Starting now, we must do so again.

We must therefore find ways to reach out to each other in peace.

I know a lot of people have great ideas on how to do this, especially on neighbourly and community levels which is where it is most needed.

But the idea that struck me most while watching this video is one that seems most obvious.

Just as we have twinning of cities in Malaysia with cities around the world, why can’t we have twinned places of worship?

Why can’t a mosque and a church pair up and do things together?

For example, they could, like the imam of Omar Makram mosque and the pastor of the church, visit each other especially during special occasions.

At other times, they could do gotong-royong at each other’s premises or have family days.

In this way, the congregation of the mosque and the church can build a relationship with each other to not only understand each other better but also in building that bridge of trust and friendship we so badly need.

Imagine if Masjid Negara twinned with St John’s Cathedral in Kuala Lumpur?

What a beautiful example that would set!

Maybe the imam could be asked to speak at the Cathedral and the archbishop could be asked to speak at Masjid Negara?

The day that happens I think I would cry, just like the time I weeped after hearing a Muslim imam recite the Al-Fatihah at the cathedral in Perth on the 10th anniversary of September 11.

There is nothing more moving than when you realize that we are all one people on this earth.

However, I’m sure it’s not going to happen because some people are determined to stress that they are superior to everyone else.

Even when we are far behind everyone else in innovation, creativity and development in today’s world. Our tiny little kampung seems to be all that matters to them.

Isn’t it odd that those who think they are above everyone else have the smallest minds and hearts?

>Marina can be reached at newsdesk@thestar.com.my

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Big words and fluffy feelings but no endorsement on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Marina is OLD POLITICS. Lots of fluff but nothing concrete. Ask Marina to slam the Vehicular AP System at least. No? Ask Marina to slam apartheid of bumiputra then? NO.

So whats the point of this waste of time and space Marina who has benefited off Mahathir’s corruption?

ARTICLE 11

Local career women willingly sell bodies to elite group – posted on 22 January 2013 – 05:25am – Last updated on 22 January 2013 – 12:26pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22, 2013): Local career women who can amply support themselves on their salaries, are willing to become part-time prostitutes or guest relation officers to enjoy a life of luxury.

Discarding moral and religious scruples, the group unabashedly got involved in the flesh trade despite some claiming they were duped because of debts or hardship.

However, in reality, they wanted themselves to be used to satiate the sexual appetites of the elite group by obtaining customers through a chain of syndicates masterminded by ‘Mummies’ or pimps.

Bukit Aman Anti-Vice, Gambling and Secret Societies, D7 Division’s principal assistant director Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said, the activity was detected through operations and monitorings by police. Police also found pimps keeping collections of pictures of women to be picked by customers before a meeting was held.

“The syndicates don’t coerce, they only entice interested women with assurances of lucrative incomes. Those women who are familiar with the activity often will themselves inform the pimp if they have free time,” he told Bernama.

He said, most men who became customers of the pimps, comprised the elite group, the rich and professionals. Based on raids conducted previously, Abdul Jalil said, there were ‘Mummies’ who were salon operators and supplied such women just as part-timers.

“The `Mummies’ function as middlemen and their modus operandi is by offering male patrons at their salons the women in their collection. The ‘Mummy’ gets a cut from the payments received by the women,” he said.

He said, normally, a customer forked out RM450 for a four-hour service and the payment could go up to RM800 depending on the women’s levels of attractiveness while an all-night romp would cost RM1,500.

“The women can be as young as 18 years or in their 20s, and I don’t rule out the involvement of college students,” he said.

Those nabbed, whether they were involved as prostitutes or were agents in the activity, were investigated under Section 372 (B) of the Penal Code which carries a one-year jail or fine or both and Section 373, also, of the Penal Code.

A total 2,772 local women were arrested for prostitution last year compared with 1,801 in 2011, or an increase of 54 percent.

Kuala Lumpur Social Development, Crime Prevention and Anti-Drugs Voluntary Organisation president Jeevan S. Ramamurthy said, hardship was no longer the main excuse for women being involved in prostitution because some were involved for the sake of their career.

He said, there were those among them who were involved because they were too easily influenced by the invitations and offers of friends who had a network of wealthy men they could supply with women.

“Once they are snared, they develop a liking for the job of satisfying their clients’ carnal desires and also, in the process, satiate their own libido,” he said. – Bernama

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Legalise and LICENSE and zone proper venues. The greed factor will end when the social demarcations and governmental formalisation of Adult Work being an actual taxable job occurs. Also PRICE CONTROLS. This way the greed factor will be entirely removed and the greedy among women who already have jobs will not be able to take advantage of extreme fees. Limit Adult License workers ability to charge so that they will be more busy working than spending! Adult industry work is not supposed to be a venue for overcharging or leapfrogging heavy student loans or years in colleges.

This way, Adult work will not take over society which is the main reason why some countries criminalise – they don’t think blue ocean strategies to breed discipline if not morality or consider that legalisation will help society.  If the gains are too great or no price controls are protecting or making aware those who use adult workers, manipulation of fee levels will reach levels such as above shown. With proper stratification and licensing and taxation and price control-limits as well, the adult industry option will not deominat society and be limited in influence and capacity for acquisition of wealth. There is nothing more obnoxious than people getting paid 100s of times the value for work that is no more tiring than a workout or a workshift. Is this to say that unmarried lower and middle classes have no options for sex? Limit those prices and make those venues counter this uncontrolled greed! Lust is one thing but coupled with greed the term FFP (Female Feminist Pig) begins to take new meaning.

A sex worker deserves a  pension and a happy retirement but not much more than that afforded by the professional upper classes who truly are the backbone of society. Conversely do not ban or criminalise, as this will drive the adult industry underground and remove rights of the government to place price controls.

ARTICLE 12

A non-Malay prime minister? – Azman: Chong, you’re are not a Malay. Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:30

Chong: Of course I’m not. I’m Chinese and I want to remain a Chinese. How can I be a Malay when I was born a Chinese and brought up according to Chinese traditions and culture? My birth certificate says I am a Chinese and so I am a Chinese. Why should I want to be a Malay? Wonder why you say I’m not a Malay

Azman: It’s just that someone alleged that one Malay fellow is not a Malay. So if a Malay is not a Malay, a Chinese can be a Malay unless he vehemently denies he is a Malay.

Chong: What strange logic.

Mohan: He is pulling your leg lah Chong. He is, of course, referring to Tunku Abdul Aziz’s statement that the new DAP central executive member, Zairil Khir Johari Abdullah, is not a Malay. Zairil’s name came up in a recount and he was suddenly an elected member of the CEC. This was after some hoo-ha about the party election where no Malay was elected.

Chong: To me no Malay was elected because the members don’t want a Malay in the CEC. It should have been left as it was. Don’t know why people should question the decision of the members.

Mohan: So there is now a Malay in the CEC. Should be OK isn’t it?

Chong: It would have been quite all right if the DAP was just a small opposition party struggling to survive. But it is different now. It does not only rule Penang but probably has a chance to rule another state should it win sufficient seats in that state with its own mentri besar. In Perak after the 2008 general election it had to let PAS nominate a candidate because the state constitution says that only a Malay can be mentri besar.

Zain: So I suppose that’s the reason why the blogs haven’t stopped saying that he is not a Malay. They think that Zairil will be a candidate in Perak. And should the DAP capture most of the seats there Zairil, as CEC member, should have sufficient clout to be nominated mentri besar, a DAP mentri besar.

Chong: Cikgu, I think we are speculating too much on the statement by Tunku Abdul Aziz, a former vice-chairman of the DAP.

Zain: Maybe so. But it is interesting to read what the blogs are saying about Zairil, whose mother Christine Lim became the second wife of former minister and ambassador Tan Sri Khir Johari, and the sad stories of the feuds within the family over property between the children of the first wife and the second wife. Zairil was seven when his mother married Khir, whose first wife died four years earlier.

Mohan: Of course he is a Malay. Raised in a Malay family, as a Muslim naturally, what else can he be. Both his biological parents being Chinese doesn’t matter. After all what is a Malay according to the Malaysian constitution. It says that “a Malay means a person who professes the religion of Islam, habitually speaks the Malay language, conforms to Malay custom and …” It doesn’t specify that a Malay has to be ethnically Malay.

Azman: So should it happen that the DAP wins big in Perak and Zairil is the only Malay candidate of the party to win a seat what is there to prevent him from being nominated.

Mohan: None.

Azman: Maybe Tunku Abdul Aziz’s statement is also to sound a warning to all Malays that they must at all times profess the religion of Islam, habitually speak the Malay language and conform to Malay custom. They should stop being Mat Sallehs.

Chong: Or else they will not be a Malay any more. Is that what you are trying to say Azman? Is that possible?

Azman: What about an apostate, a murtad, will he lose his status as a Malay? What about a person and members of his family who don’t speak Malay at all and practise Malay culture? What about a person who doesn’t sembahyang or perform his solat (prayer)?

Zain: By those standards many Malays can be de-Malaynised or dispossessed of their status of being a Malay.

Azman: And they will lose some of the privileges they have been enjoying thus far as Malays. And, Chong, when I told you earlier that you are not a Malay it is because you don’t enjoy those privileges. And you can’t be mentri besar in some of the states.

Chong: It’s OK, I’m happy with my status and with what I have. Maybe I want to be prime minister and not mentri besar. Somebody said it is possible for a non-Malay to be prime minister.

Zain: Ya, I heard that too at last week. I heard it at the Transformation of Security and Fundamental Rights Legislation Conference which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak officiated.

Mohan: Is the conference a prelude to new legislation on security?

Zain: I’m not sure. But on the possibility of a non-Malay becoming prime minister someone at the conference said that should the BN perform disastrously in peninsula states it can happen. Sabah and Sarawak BN, if they win almost all the seats there, the horse trading that follows may throw up a non-Malay as prime minister.

-thesundaily

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Could the MSM pro-Opposition portals shut up please? This is no better than the MSM Mainstream Political Party portals. How shameless and cult of personality based rather than equality based. 10 million minority citizens would give up ALL minority held Cabinet posts or even MP posts to Malays for full UN and internationally assured and monitored :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;who cares about which non-Malay becomes a PM when the above 3 items are not yet granted? Thats only 222+100 or so minorities GETTING TO COLLUDE while 10 million or more minorities get to remain 2nd class citizens. Who cares even if 222 MPs werte ALL minorities with no Malays, 10 million minority EQUALS for no-Malays in government but 222 PRIVILEGED TERM LIMITLESS OLIGARCHS is a good deal IMHO.

1 PM  being minority is good for that 1 cult of personality, but near 10 million people stay 2nd class citizens. The above 3 items and various demanded rights if never granted would make a KTK of whatever minority person being PM 1 PM for 10 million 2nd class citizens to parasite tax monies and labour off of? 222 MPs get to be Malays but equality and social freedoms are confirmed is a better deal and no loss for the Malays. Good bargain for the rent seekers, but bad deal for the equality minded minorities. No different from saying all Sultans should convert to Christianity in exchange for keeping Bumiputra Apartheid in place, excepting this promotion of certain parties that keeps the ‘Apartheid of Bumiputra’ in place, is directed against the Rakyat instead.

ARTICLE 13

Anwar shows the way with moderate stand on Allah, Bible-burning: MALAYSIA IS MULTIRACIAL! – written by  Moaz Nair, Malaysia Chronicle – Thursday, 24 January 2013 21:16

Muslim leaders must wise up to show the beauty of their religion to others. Since UMNO has failed, the onus now is on PAS to show the right path to the people. As long as PAS can show the middle path or moderateness of Islam – the actual prescription of Islam – to the masses the Pakatan Rakyat coalition will survive in Malaysian politics.

Malaysia is a multi-racial country with people who are multi-religious. If religion has to be part of politics then it has to serve the needs of all people – Muslims and non-Muslims, not only a few puritans who know ‘more’ of religion and less on the reality of politics.

Anwar Ibrahim made a very wise statement

The charismatic Opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, made a very wise statement when asked on the latest controversy over the issue of the Arab lexicon Allah being used by non-Muslims in their holy books. Anwar Ibrahim, on February 23, reiterated that the Pakatan Pact will stick to the earlier collective decision they had made on the issue of ‘others’ using the term Allah which was explained to the Press by PAS president on December 18, last year.

On December 18, PAS president after a long collective deliberation over the Allah lexicon came to a conclusion that ‘non-Muslims are allowed to use the term Allah as long they do not misuse the word’. This is a very fair statement and it shows that they have opted for a middle path to the controversy over the use of the word Allah by non-Muslims.

For that matter, any religion that paves the middle path in their approach will win the hearts of the people.  It can be Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and so forth.

Unfortunately, history has shown that religious extremism and obsession have caused a lot of miseries to the people when puritans decide to interpret religion with mania obsession. People have died because of intra and extra religious issues. Countries have gone to wars killing innocent lives. People have fought and died all because of religious extremism and definitely this cannot be the solution to world peace in a ‘civilised’ world.

In the present phase of human evolution should be the stage where there exist a civil society and where humanity becomes the core value of all religions.

Extreme views

There are many ‘learned’ Muslims who have chosen the extreme path in Islam and this is one of the reasons why most Islamic countries are today in chaos. They refuse to compromise and logic and reasons do not seem to change their extreme views when it comes to religion.

Thus the world sees packs of terrorists besmirching the religion and Intra-  and extra- religious conflicts killing many innocent lives in many Muslim and non- Muslim countries. Places of worship have been desecrated just because they subscribe to different sects in Islam and until now they have not found an ultimate solution to overcome their self-made problems.

The Qur’an actually teaches balance in thought and action and not extremism. Even the puritans among Muslims have to learn to accept differences of opinion and show respect to followers of other religions.

Regrettably, some have extreme theological views just because they lack understanding of the purpose of having religion in one’s life.  It is also due to a deleterious complex found in many one-track-minded religious leaders who refuse to see the other side of the coin when it comes to faith and religion. They must say that they are always right even when they may be wrong.

Choose the middle path

PAS as a political party has no choice but to choose the middle path. Since Islam is the foundation of PAS, Islamic universal values can only be accepted by all if the followers of Islam and the party are willing to adopt the middle path.

In the Qur’an (2:143), it says

“And thus We have made you a middle nation to be witnesses over mankind, and (for) the Messenger to be a witness over you.”

If the Qur’an is properly understood, the religion itself does not condone any form of extremism or fanaticism but the discordant followers have gone overboard out of zealousness, faulty indoctrination, lack of universal education and  of course for some socio-political reasons.

In fact, finding the middle path is an overall comportment in Islam.  The Qur’an contains specific guidelines coxswaining people away from extremes.  Islam promotes socio-political and socio-economic systems that epitomise a balanced middle ground.

As in many other religions, moderateness is also a key value in Islam. Islam shuns radicalism and immoderation.  Balance and moderation are fundamental in Islamic creed and acts of submission, interpersonal relations and in social ethics.  The Qur’an prompts mankind to be moderate and reasonable. Both these qualities represent the essence of Islam.  Hence God has eased the burden of the humankind and has chosen the middle path for all mankind to follow.

The Qur’an (2:185) says:

“God intends for you ease: He does not want to make things difficult for you.”

Extreme mannerisms and behaviours cannot be part of God’s intent when He created mankind. Hence, living in a multi-cultural world, PAS, Islam and politics should stand on the middle ground.

The Qur’an (49:13) says,

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

The Qur’an recognises both cultural differences and racial equality of mankind.  In fact, God presents our racial diversity as one of His signs.

The Qur’an (30:22) says:

“And of His signs are the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours.”  Lo! Herein are portents for men of understanding.”

The Qur’an rejects social in justice, racism, racial supremacies, arrogance and racial insubordination.  However, Islam acknowledges differences between cultural groups, without seeking to distemper humanity into a single culture.

The Qur’an (109:6) acknowledges and accepts religious differences between groups, saying,

“To you your religion and to me my religion.”

The Qur’an (5:48) acknowledges diversity and racial pluralism, saying

“For each We have appointed a law and a way. Had God willed He could have made you one community, but that He may try you in what He gave you (He hath not done so). So vie one with another in good works.  Unto God will you all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein you differ.”

Thus Islam was revealed to all mankind and does not deny people of their diverse cultural identities.

The role of PAS in multi-racial Malaysia

PAS should evolve more into a party that has chosen the middle path in politics without sacrificing its universal religious principles. To the non-Muslims in general they would want to see that Islam is truly a middle path in all aspects of its tenets, philosophies, and behavioural guidelines.

At various times and in some places in the world, widespread ignorance of the religion of Islam has set the stage for extremism to flourish.  And this should not be the trademark of PAS, or UMNO for that matter.

Unfortunately, some puritans can always go extreme out of zealousness. Their poor sculpting of Islamic practices will reflect badly on moderate Muslims and on Islam.  The fact is that, the religion itself does not cause or support extremist views and therefore those puritans require correction and education in their religious understanding.

Semantics of the word Allah

And coming to the Allah lexicon, the puritans must bear in mind that this term derives from the Arabic language and can be traced to the days when the Arabs were still in the realms of pagans. Besides Arabic, cognates of the name Allah exist in other Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic. It’s not a new word minted only when Islam came to exist. It has existed long before Islam and is used in other religious Scriptures.

In the histo-linguistic perspective, the term ‘allah’ is derived from the Arabic definite article ‘al’ (the) and ?ilah’ (deity [pagan] or god) to al-lah (the deity [pagan] or god).

Biblical Hebrew mostly uses the plural form Elohim. The Aramaic form is Elaha in Biblical Aramaic and Alaha in Syriac as used by the Assyrian Church.  By their surface structure they all simply mean ‘God’.

Besides, Allah and its cognates are used mainly by Muslims, Arab Christians, Bahais, Sikhs, Arabic-speakers, Indonesian, Malaysian and Maltese Christians, and Mizrahi Jews. The fact that the word appears many times in the Qur’an cannot justify the fact that it exclusively belongs to Islam or the Qur’an.

The semantics of Allah in the Qur’an has its own deeper meaning that is The God (Allah) has no associates or companions. It is not an idol. This sets apart Islam from Christianity and Hinduism, for example.

There are many Arabic words found in the Qur’an – a corpus of which is also found in the Holy Books of other religions. This is a contagious linguistic phenomenon that transcends religions. In fact, people of other religions have used the word Allah plus many other Arabic words found in the Qur’an very much earlier than Islam. And they have the right to use them as a linguistic or religious entity.

Typologically lexis of the same could vary from culture to culture. This is the beauty of language. The word Allah (The God) or Lah (God) or its cognates, for instance, is used in many religions and practices as a linguistic surface structure (or meaning) though the deeper meaning and perception of God may vary from culture to culture. And this leads to this unique phenomenon that there is more than a single form of faith when it comes to religion.

Be that as it may, it’s the deeper structure (or meaning) of the lexis Allah that matters when it comes to one’s faith in God.

God can be named God, Allah, Lah, ilah, Lord, the Creator, the Al-Mighty etc. It’s the deeper structure of the lexis that defines one’s faith and not the surface structure. Hope the puritans are aware of this linguistic and typological phenomenon.

Puritans can be too idealistic

Since God is an entity that most people believe in and an entity that is hard to be configured scientifically using the limited human senses, there is bound to be many interpretations to its name. It is this uniqueness that makes the ‘belief system’ a variety found in all human cultures.

So let’s not be too possessed when it comes to the usage of the word Allah in many other religions. Its usage cannot be a select entity only for a single religion in this world. If Muslims have strong faith in their religion they should not fear that when others use the term Allah to refer to God this will undermine their faith. If it does then this is tantamount to admitting that they do have a strong faith in their religion.

In a way, it’s the failure of the education system in most Muslims countries, including Malaysia that has made some Muslims having a closed mindset when it comes to Islam. This, regrettably, has led to their intemperance in thoughts and actions.  Religion taught through mere indoctrination leads to fanaticism and insularity. Religion taught through logic, reasons and thinking will lead the way to wisdom and virtue and ultimately the middle path in one’s actions and behaviours.

After more than 55 years in politics PAS – whereby Islam has been an integral part of it – should now be able to discern between extremism and the middle path that the Qur’an promulgates. Puritans among them can be too idealistic and sometimes they have no place in politics. Their role should be more confined to the academia – the world of theories and seminars.

PAS must be aware that an Islamic nation is not exclusively a spiritual nation that ignores the material world, and it’s not a material nation that ignores the spiritual life.

It’s always the middle path that helps build a nation and draws people to accept Islam as a way of life. This is the reality of politics in a multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia.

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Moaz Nair said . . . Anwar shows the way with moderate stand on Allah, Bible-burning: MALAYSIA IS MULTIRACIAL!

NO. Moaz is LYING. In fact :

Anwar DOES NOT show the way with neglect of 3 items :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

MALAYSIA IS **NOT** MULTIRACIAL! And Moaz Nair is a MSM RACIST PROPAGANDIST by attempting to normalize Malaysia as MULTIRACIAL! Until the above 3 items are implemented in full, Anwar as worse than Najib, because Najib has the power to implement the above 3 items, while Anwar does not and being Opposition should indicate equality for all citizens not involved in the Race Riots (which includes DAP).

ARTICLE 14

AN OMEN FOR BN? EU willing to work with Anwar, PR as the NEW GOVT if they win GE13 – Written by  Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle – Friday, 25 January 2013 12:00

The European Union Ambassador to Malaysia Luc Vandebon said the EU would have no problems working with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and his Pakatan Rakyat coalition should they wrest the federal government in the coming general election.

“Absolutely, we want to work with Malaysia. We are ready to work with Datuk Seri Anwar and any other democratically-elected government,” Vandebon told a press conference on Friday.

Very significant statement from a world power

The statement is a tremendous morale booster for the 64-year-old Anwar and PR as they move into the last lap of what is expected to be a very dirty ballot.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has vowed to defend his Umno-BN government’s 55-year hold on power “at all costs”, is likely to dissolve Parliament and call for the country’s 13th general elections in the next few weeks..

“It is a very positive sign as far as PKR and PR are conscerned. The Ambassador said categorically they are prepared to work with any democratically-elected government and this is a very significant statement coming at this time,” Anwar later told reporters when asked for his response to the EU’s statement.

“Their presentation today to PR leaders and Members of Parliament was informative. They raised various economic issues that are of importance to the EU and we will take these views and positions into consideration.”

Umno-BN risks becoming a pariah to the global community

PKR leaders cheered the news, pointing out that EU’s emphasis on co-operation with “democratically-elected” government should be noted by Najib and his Umno-BN coalition.

“EU is one of the world’s most powerful economies and trading blocs. The fact that they came to the PKR headquarters tells its own story. This is a very important statement and should serve as a warning to Najib and Umno-BN,” PKR senior leader Tan Kee Kwong told Malaysia Chronicle on the sidelines of the conference.

“If they try to hang onto power by unjust and unfair means, the EU may not want to play ball with them. Umno-BN will become a pariah as far as the global community is concerned, they should watch it.”

Kee Kwong’s remark comes as the Umno-BN struggles to shake itself free from allegations of vote-rigging and even offering citizenship to illegal immigrants in exchange for their votes.

The concerns of the Malaysian people that there will be widespread electoral cheating are serious and widespread, and reflected in the phenomenal support for free and fair polls movement Bersih, which managed to carry out 3 successful public rallies despite being banned and prosecuted by the Najib administration.

Negotiations to resume after GE13

Vandebon had on Friday morning led a team to the PKR headquarters to discuss the ongoing EU-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since 2010, the EU has had seven rounds of negotiations with the Malaysian government, but nothing concrete has been finalized. T

The EU team has been told that negotiations will resume after the general election.

“I am not sure we can say there has been any delay … given that these are extremely complex agreements. But we are ready to resume negotiations after the elections with any democratically-elected government,” Vandebon reiterated.

The EU is an economic and political union of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.

It has a combined population of over 500 million or 7.3% of the world population, generating the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 17.6 trillion US dollars in 2011, representing approximately 20% of the global GDP when measured in terms of purchasing power parity.

Level playing field

Anwar was quick to affirm his coalition’s willingness to work the EU but stressed the need for a “level playing field”.

“Malaysia is a trading nation and effective measures need to be adopted to enhance trade and investment. We will direct the Pakatan Rakyat Economic Secretariat to urgently look into the matter. We will engage with our industry sectors for their feedback. Our general principle is to adopt the principle of free trade with fairness and a level playing field,” said Anwar, a deputy prime minister and finance minister.

In 2011, Malaysia was the EU’s 23rd largest trading partner in goods. Bilateral trade between the EU and Malaysia is dominated by industrial products. The EU mainly imports machinery and appliances and mainly exports electrical equipment and machinery (both ways industrial products account for more than 90% of trade). Other sectors of relevance in terms of EU imports from Malaysia are plastics and rubber and animal and vegetable fats and oils and in terms of exports, mechanical products.

EU imports from Malaysia have gradually increased since 2003, experiencing a significant decrease in 2008-2009 (16% fall). With the exception of fisheries, EU exports have also seen a growing trend since 2000, with an 18% decrease in 2008-2009 due to the economic downturn. Although Malaysia has not been a major trading partner in services so far, opportunities are increasing due to pressure to liberalise key sectors.

In September 2010 the EU Member States approved the launch of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia.  Malaysia is a member of ASEAN and a WTO member.

Malaysia Chronicle

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Until Anwar speaks clearly on :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

;as well as end the culture of opacity and nepotism in Pakatan, Malaysia is a USELESS country that EU should divest from. Meanwhile Najib has been dragging on using the mandate to grant the above 3 items, Najib would rather lose GE13 simply to indulge racists and apartheid. Neither coalition deserves to lead Malaysia, and EU has just made another political liar’s day by not addressing the ‘Apartheid of Bumiputra’.

ARTICLE 15

@AgreeToDisagree: Pakatan can get away with GE12 Failed Manifestos, racial slurs because it is “outsourced” by Foreign powers? – Friday, 25 January 2013 16:12

PETALING JAYA,— Pakatan can get away with failed GE12 manifestos and neglect of the below 3 items because it is backed by the Rakyat’s ignorance or laziness to run in all constituencies, 3rd Force Leader @AgreeToDisagree alleged today.

Opposition group Pakatan and its president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have been playing up racial and religious issues as Election 2013 looms, with much rebuke from the Rakyat or the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN).

“(Pakatan) is an organisation outsourced by Racists to fend racist and religious bigotry at the behest of PKR,” @AgreeToDisagree (no picture) claimed here.

During Pakatan’s convention in Penang last weekend, Anwar Ibrahim had urged Muslims to unite and pretend to ignore the 3 items that contain the ‘Equality’ and other words of fairness.

“We have not yet found a clear endorsement by the Pakatan leadership nor the prime minister, nor the home minister,” said Anwar.

“This is, to me, disturbing … you may have differences between PKR and Umno, Pakatan Rakyat and BN, but you have to draw the line (at accepting or endorsing the 3 items).”

Anwar said that parties on both sides of the political divide can continue their political battles, but should never resort to defending racial and religious bigotry by not endorsing the 3 items.

On Wednesday, @AgreeToDisagree had called for equality minded citizens nationwide to condemn Pakatan’s pretenses to neglect all failed GE12 Manifestos and the 3 items.

The 3rd Force leader, a non-Muslim, said those who profess good politics and claim to protect “Rakyat” and the fair aspects of the Constitution should also defend their faith and morals by preventing the spread of racial insults, which were discouraged by the 3 items Pakatan coalition has failed to make clear on.

Yesterday, Pakatan insisted that its president’s words were actually a “wake-up call” to prevent possible violence against promoters of EQUALITY containing the 3 items and other equality oriented words.

The group’s secretary-general, @AgreeToDisagree, said 3rd Force was merely protecting Human Rights and its position, as enshrined in the Federal Constitution (also Islam and the Quran), and this included rejecting those who insult the religion (by refusing to endorse and grant the 3 items) and who try to spread their own faiths to non-Muslims.

Anwar Ibrahim’s remarks had immediately sparked furore among non-Christians and politicians across the political divide and invited calls on the government to cite him for sedition.

The “Apartheid of Bumiputra” dispute, which first erupted after the watershed Election 2008, remains a hot-button topic in the run-up to this year’s polls.

Debate resurfaced last month after 3rd Force secretary-general @AgreeToDisagree, who is also the chief minister of the REAL ISSUE (ending the Apartheid of Bumiputra), called on Putrajaya in his message to lift a ban on mention of the 3 items for equality.

Hot on the heels of the 3rd Force leader’s remarks, several state Rulers and Islamic religious authorities reminded non-Muslims of state laws banning use of the word despite conflicting with a 2009 High Court judgment that ruled “Allah” was not exclusive to Islam.

-themalaysianinsider.com

Original version here :

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=47881:anwar-perkasa-can-get-away-with-bible-threats-racial-slurs-because-it-is-outsourced-by-umno&Itemid=2&tmpl=component&print=1

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The 3 items are :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism (Article 1 Human Rights Charter)
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. (Article 18 Human Rights Charter)
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. (Surah An Nisa 4:75)

Vote only for candidates that will sign statuary declarations or take recorded oaths to ensure to endorse with intent to grant that ALL CITIZENS are equal. Vote 3rd Force!

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