Monday, December 29, 2008

Hey, what do you know?! Tuanku Muhriz Ibni al-Marhum Tuanku Munawir, the new ruler of Negri IS a full blooded Minangkabau!

The father of Yamtuan Tuanku Muhriz, Almarhum Tuanku Munawir Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

The grandfather of Yamtuan Tuanku Muhriz, the country's first King.

Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, the great-grandfather of Yamtuan Tuanku Muhriz, and father of the first King.

Tuanku Muhriz, the new Negri ruler, is also full blooded Minangkabau!
The direct descendents of a full Minangkabau blood!

Blogger Kassim has left a comment on Barking Magpie and so decided to use it as a new posting for the benefit of those who do not know that there are qualified Negri royalty other than the children of the late ruler. This is what Kassim said:

"The way some of the NS royal family treated Tunku Besar Muhriz was scandalous! I used to have lunch with him at the lake club and the way the royals avoided him was pitiful.ya allah ya tuhanku. tunjukkanlah bahawa ada keadilan di dunia ini and let him be the next yamtuan.this is his credentials:Y.A.M. Tunku Muhriz ibni al-Marhum Tuanku Munawir, Tunku Besar. born. at Kuala Pilah, 14th January 1948, educ. Tuanku Muhammad, and Tunku Besar Schs., Tampin; King George V Sch., Seremban; Aldenham Sch., Elstree, and Univ. Coll. of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB). Appointed as Tunku Laksamana 1962, and prom. to Tunku Besar 7th July 1967. Dir. Nylex (Malaysia) Bhd. since 2002. Rcvd: DKYR, PPT. m. 25th April 1974, Y.M. Tengku Dato' Aisha Rohani binti Tengku Besar Mahmud (b. at Batu Gajah, 19th June 1952), rcvd: DPTJ, daughter of Captain Y.A.M. Tengku Besar Mahmud ibni al-Marhum Sultan Zainal Abidin, Tengku Sri Utama Raja, of Trengganu, sometime Grand Chamberlain to the King of Malaysia, by his second wife, Y. Bhg. To' Puan Hajjah Zain un-Mariam binti Haji Su Mahmud, daughter of Haji Su Mahmud bin Dato' Sri Amar di-Raja Haji Ngah Muhammad. He had issue, three sons:. a) Y.M. Tunku 'Ali Ritha ud-din bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the Univ. Hosp., Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 26th April 1977, educ. Alice Smith Sch., Kuala Lumpur; Marlborough, Wilts., and Christ's Coll., Cambridge (BA 1998). Employed with McKinsey & Co., where he worked primarily out of its London, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2004, Snr. Vice-Presdt. Investments for Khazanah Nasional Bhd. since 2004.. b) Y.M. Tunku Zain al-'Abidin bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the Univ. Hosp., Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 6th July 1982, educ. Alice Smith Sch., Kuala Lumpur; Marlborough, Wilts., and LSE, London (BSc. & MSc. Sociology & Politics). Parliamentary Researcher at the House of Commons 2005-2006, Consultant World Bank 2006-2007, Dir. Malaysia Think Tank London since 2007.. c) Y.M. Tunku Alif Husain Saif ud-din al-Amin bin Tunku Muhriz. b. at the General Hosp., Kuala Lumpur, 3rd September 1984".

Saturday, December 20, 2008

CPM stands for Chinese Party of Malaya and they failed to form a Chinese entity in Malaya...cept for Penang!

Chauvinist Chin Peng. He takes his order from Chinese leaders from Communist China and Taiwan, and possibly Singapore! His raison det're is a complete Chinese state of Malaya! Umno and Melayu please open your eyes!

Jebat Must Die wrote in his blogsite: "There are thousands other murdered victims of the CPM led by Chin Peng since he took over as its Secretary General in 1948. We don’t even have to look at other instances recorded in the books of Dato’ Seri Yuen Yuet Leng and Dato’ J.J. Raj to discover the extent of atrocities committed by these people. What kind of a freedom fighter is this?" - JMD. Read More here!
Yes and few of my relatives were among those murdered by the CPM led Chin Peng. My late uncle was already in a gunny sack when we had to pay the ransom to the CPM or he had to be spike with sharp bamboo sticks, yes this is true and not a fiction!
IN case if you are all wondering what CPM actually stand for?! Well to me it stands for Chinese Party of Malaya! Not Communist Party of Malaya, we were misled. CPM were part of the Kuomintang (KMT) stragglers of Sun Yat Sen soldiers from the mainland who were chased out by Mao Tse Tung, and while many hundreds of thousand fled to Formosa where the Malay natives there were ethnically cleansed, I have mentioned this before. They are now reduced to an aboriginal status and they are now caled Alisan. This is another story!
Rocky Bru in his blogsite mentioned about history according to Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) read here. Rocky said Chin Peng was never a freedom fighter. I agree that Chin Peng was fighting to form a Chinese states in the Straits Settlement and any areas around it.
Well here is history according to Pasquale! As far as I am concerned the KMT stragglers succeeded to form their own states one in Singapore and the other in Penang!
RPK may you be struck by a lightning for misleading Malaysians with your warped sense of history!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

May the force be with us. After losing five states Umno and BN still has not got it?!

Wan Ahmad Farid as a candidate is a no, no! He suffers from a serious personality by-pass!

*news follow up*

Now that Umno and BN have chosen Wan Farid all we can do is just pray the opposition will not win for the sake of Najib's good name, for if BN lose Najib will be blamed, as another attempt to besmirch him. For as far as I can tell this Wan Farid will always be as arrogant as he will always be vis-a-vis the rakyat, especially those from Pulau Duyung!


And this is about the coming by-election in Kuala Terengganu (KT) and Umno and BN is about to make that same shit mistake again but on different days, if they decided to place Senator Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh as BN candidate against Pas.

As a columist from NST rightly wrote in her column "fielding winnable candidates is usually the top priority for political parties in any electoral battle" but in this case a mistake is about to be made again when one hand does not know what the other hand is doing.

I now personally urged Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak not to listen to his so called "close" adviser to choose Wan Ahmad Farid as a candidate for the KT by election candidate for BN will surely lose. For Umno to maintain KT as Umno stronghold, it must choose a candidate of the same caliber as the late Datuk Razali Ismail who died on Nov 28.

"Anybody but this Wan Ahmad Farid. The late Razali is much respected by the KT voters and Umno had better get it shit together by finding a candidate of similar stature as the late Razali or close enough. But Wan Ahmad Farid is a no no!" said one very respected and frustrated Umno politician.

The NST columnist also wrote: "Before they go to the ballot box, many would have made up their minds on who they think will best take care of their well-being. Will the candidate fight for their rights at the state and federal levels? Will he have the patience to listen to their grouses? Is he down-to-earth and approachable? Is he stingy with money?

These are among the common considerations before a voter makes that all-important cross on a ballot paper. It is, therefore, vital that a party selects a candidate who meets most, if not all, of the voters' principal criteria.

But voters also include party members, who must be happy with the candidate their party selects. It is well known that candidates often lose their seats not because the party is weak but because they are sabotaged by dissatisfied party members......there are fears that the deputy home minister's association with one of the unpopular projects in Terengganu -- the Monsoon Cup, in which his elder brother, former state executive councillor Datuk Wan Hisham, was directly involved -- will be a liability to UMNO".

The NST columnist also wrote that Wan Hisham, Wan Ahmad Farid's brother, was ousted as Ladang assemblyman last March by Pas' Datuk Tengku Hassan Tengku Omar, who won the state seat by 31 votes.

She wrote that Wan Ahmad Farid's close links with outgoing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's family has always been an issue with locals.

"Internal bickering continues in Terengganu UMNO over several issues, including the menteri besar's move to forbid his state exco members contesting in UMNO divisional elections. UMNO is in a dilemma, as selecting either a pro-Ahmad or a pro-Idris candidate could weaken the party's local election machinery.

Kuala Terengganu has been said to be one of the classic swing seats in Malaysia; not a safe seat for either BN or the opposition. The parliamentary seat, always a traditional battleground of UMNO and PAS, went from being a BN seat in 1986, winning with majority 3,324 votes, to a Semangat 46 seat in 1990 (majority 1,880).

It then reverted to BN in 1995 (majority 4,852) before going to PAS in 1999 (majority 14,488) and then back to the BN again in 2004 (majority 1,933).

BN retained the seat in the 2008 elections (majority 628).

Both UMNO and PAS, therefore, have to treat this seat with caution. Perhaps letting voters know their candidate in advance would be an advantage, as the electorate -- 88 per cent Malay and about 11 per cent Chinese -- would have time to consider which prospective MP they think would be better."

Friday, December 12, 2008

Some leaders are prone to knee-jerk reactions!

Trying to salvage what they can!

Yes they do!
When we had series of accidents involving motor vehicles, ministers involved will say things like "we must reduce the speed limit"instead of looking at the factors involved that increase the number of traffic accidents.
When we had serious life-taking landslides in the past, ministers involved said "we will stop hillside development" but nothing changed.
Are these knee-jerk reactions meant to jolt people into thinking the government is taking "serious measures" to prevent such mishaps from happening over again?
A road tester, of Hongkong Chinese descent, from a Canadian provincial road transport department was jailed years ago when he was found to have solicited money for drivers licences. Due to this corrupt practice he caused many untold road accidents where lives were lost. He got 15 to 25 years in jail as a deterrent for others.
Errant developers in this country should and must be brought to task to explain why their developments have gone awry, like the Highland Towers. I have yet to hear or know of such developers being charged, and if found guilty jailed; a long term jail sentence given as a deterrent for others.
I remember reading how former PM Tun Mahathir, who was shocked to see a big area near where the landslide occurred recently, being shaved by errant developers, and showing a massive area of red lateritic soil exposed and just waiting for a downpour for nature to do the rest. He was with a former MB of Selangor on a plane and asked "why was there a development and whose development was it" that was allowed to be conducted in a water catchment area?! He just asked for a report on the situation.
I am glad Prime Minister-in-waiting Najib Tun Razak is not one of those leaders with a penchant for knee-jerk reactions. He did not say "we must stop hill side development" or stated the obvious so as to show he is concerned. He will probably have to undo much of the shit that others have done before him.
"We are open to the proposal. We need to look into it in details before making a decision," he said, when asked if the government will consider studying Hong Kong law vis-a-vis hill side development on this former British colony.
I believe Najib as the country's new PM will be a thinking one, and God we need one, and I don't think he will be prone to knee jerk syndrome!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Trail of death and destruction, and yet the government still does not listen!

The latest landslide killing four and displaced about 5,000!

Cries for help but who would listen?!

Take a good look at these people for some of them may be dead tomorrow from landslide mishaps!

Below is what a blogger Seri Menanti wrote in its blogsite last year about hill side development and how a company is still determined to cut a hill for a hillside bungalows, and the question is, when will we ever learn? I think never!

"Here are some real "statistics" on the trail of destruction and landslides in Ampang-Hulu Klang areas. Yet development in such sensitive hill slopes is still allowed and when will be ever learn!
- Forty-eight people died on December 1993, when a 12-storey Highland Towers hill slopes- On May 15 1999, several landslide forced the evacuation of 1000 apartment dwellers at Bukit Antarabangsa. - On November 20, 2002, eight people died when a house of a retired general was swept and crushed by a landslide. - On 31 May 2006 four people died when three blocks of longhouses were swept by a landslide in Kampung Pasir, Hulu Klang.

And yet today a massive mixed developments project were allowed on a 61.54 acre site near Ukay Heightsl where all of the trail of landslides took place. The residents of the Ukay Heights area are protesting over the mixed development project that will see a massive retaining walls will be erected behind their apartments and houses and are trying very hard to tell the local and state government to help. "It will be like a huge wall that you see in the Gaza Strip that separate Jews and Arabs, and on top of that any development along that ridge is by far one of the most dangerous project ever to be attempted or undertaken by any idiot developer," said Mr Eng, a resident. The fear is if a massive landslide that will surely impacted residents living down below. At today's meeting it6 was attended by Selangor state government exco member, Elizabeth Wong, who said while past green light given on any development by the previous government could not be rescinded, but the matter will be looked into properly. "We cannot simply cancelled previous decisions made, but we are going to look into the matter properly," she said. One resident said developers in Malaysia are like drug pushers, they do not care how many people will die as long as they can develop and make money. Ends" (Courtesy of Seri Menanti)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Some Umno members are infected by PKRitis!

PKRitis virus close up!

*news update*

Zaid Ibrahim has been sacked from Umno, good riddance! Rightly or wrongly he lacks wisdom. Smart he may be but an astute Malay politician he is not. There are many more Umno leaders that are like him, who threaten to leave Umno and join PKR, and I say let them go join. Many Umno MPs and Assemblymen who won the general elections but lost at party's elections are now moping and possibly being wooed by YB BABI the Disuniter of Malays, I say it again these "disgrunlted" Umno leaders must make their united stand known that they are in Umno because they believe in the cause and not to make profit out of it. Kayveass and his PPP should be sacked from BN. I cannot imagine a member of a minority group like him making demand like he did. Chua Soi Lek should run a brothel, something he may be well familiar with. For him to be very bold enough to question Malay rights should be bold enough to take any repercussioin on his stupid words about Melayu!

Once Pasquale wrote about Ezam Mohd Noor, a long time PKR founder, who left the party in a huff over a misunderstanding with top PKR honchos. I still believe he is a Trojan Horse, a type that works within Umno to erode Umno's efforts to gain strength.
Trojan Horse, I am sure many know this aspect of the Greek history when a bunch of Greek warriors who managed to penetrate into Trojan fortress by hiding in the belly of this big wooden horse presented to Troy. The Greek warriors inside who got out the belly of the wooden horse in the middle of the night to cause mayhem from inside the fortress.
In Umno there are many such Greeks out to destroy, one may be Ezam, Tajudin by his ranting and raving that has caused a lot of consternation inside parliament and among Umno and BN members. Tajudin Rahman, some hailed as a new Malay hero, is no more than a dangerous virus unknowingly cultivated by Umno but if out of control can cause serious damage, thus a strong measure or treatment is needed to contain it.
There are many other Umno leaders that may appear benign but in reality have been showing a symptom of PKRitis. The recent one is the brouhaha between two local Umno leaders in Penang, Permatang Pauh Umno to be specific, when one threatened to leave Umno and join what? Take a guess. I just hope these leaders are just venting out their anger and frustrations!
As an observer, I hope Umno leadership will do something to discipline and help these members to gain some correct perspective vis-a-vis Umno.