Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I remember my house at Jalan Watson being used as a half way house for my clan to stay on until they got a job. After primary one to primary five I was then sent to a special malay class one and two to Batu road school. From there to Maxwell school for my secondary school education.
Kampung Baru will always have a special place I my heart. I think it must remain as a Malay village and I do not see how the government led by Umno cannot allocate special fund to develop this historical village.
To me this village has nothing to do with any quota or with 60/40 or 70/30 equations. Kampung Baru must remain a Malay village! It is only that the government must have a strong resolve to deal with the issue of illegal immigrants, turning the village into a congested habitat!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said recently the opposition should not manipulate the issue of mass arrest on an Islamic group believed to be linked to the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) group, and possibly directly associated to the Al Qaeda militant terrorist group, as a government ploy to deviate other issues.
Zahid was directly referring to a comment made by leader of the opposition, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim who said the mass arrest of these suspected terrorists was a ploy by the government to over up "other issues" considered by the opposition to be more serious although the opposition leader did not elaborate what the issues were.
"The esteemed leader of the opposition must also be made reminded and be made aware that the rise and threat of religious militancy in the country were more prevalent when he was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia," he said recently.
In mid-1980 a group of Umno Youth members, many have since left Umno to join the opposition, and together with Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim made a pilgrimage to the desert of Libya to do some serious para military training and most of the instructors were from Plestinian group PLFP under the late George Habash.
Sources said this group was monitored by the government to see if there was any direct co-relation between the rise of Islamic militancy and its connection with those who went to Libya with Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim, for the weapon training.
Monday, June 14, 2010
"Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the government's top veterinary official said on Sunday." read more here
This is the kind of news that make my day for the rest of the day. We are now finally acting like a real civilised country which we should rightly be, and should have been and should be forever and ever.
If indeed animal testing cannot be conducted in a "civilised western countries" what makes anyone think that this can be done in countries like Malaysia??!
This is just like news reports on "enemy combatants" being sent to places like Kyrgyzstan, or Bulgaria (or may be even Malaysia? ) to be "interrogated"? But not in a "civilised" countries like the US or Great Britain (what so great about Britain come to think of it).
After Iraq invasion many of these so-called enemy combatants accused of working against the US were blindfolded carted and put away in an unmarked planes taken to an unknown countries to be interrogated. But of course such "cruel" act cannot be conducted in a civilized countries like the USA??
BTW the US Army (Medical Corps) were conducting many experiments, among other things, on how to combat malaria and on how to reduce the onslaught of HIV. Such experiments were conducted since after the end of the second world war until the Malaysian government said enough.
If you ask me I think many of our leaders need a lobotomy, partial or otherwise, to reduce their incessant negative comments deemed sensitive to us voters. One such comment was made by one of the Chief Ministers of this great country, that shall remain nameless, about torturing animals.
Have a nice day to all of youse morons!
Monday, June 07, 2010
At the end of many columns by any guest writer at any media, be it on line or print, there is always this caveat by the media owners that usually say "The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the columnist".
The caveat is only and just that. While the personal opinion may be so but the "damage" is usually done. The content of the guest writers stupid or nonsensical or confused assessment of issues have already been published. Many people, will believe the content as gospel truth.
I can probably offer to have a column written say to any anti-government news portal condemning the Malays, and their special rights, Umno or probably the constitutional monarchy, and this online website will most certainly print it but to save their backsides, they will always print that caveat.
There is this online column written by Jema Khan, a former Sabah Umno youth leader who came from a prominent family whose father was once serving under previous chief ministers of Sabah, who has the audacity to be insensitive and glib when writing about the Malays. He wrote about Umno, the Malays and Perkasa and said:
"The essence of Perkasa’s ideology, if one can even call it that, is to make the Malays feel like the master race in the country. As the master race, all that belongs to the country belongs to them. They, of course, have yet to get their just desserts." Read more here.....
While I do agree with Perkasa's raison'detre I do not believe Perkasa is out to portray Malays as a master race in this country, nor does Perkasa wants to tell the rest that Malaysia belongs to the Malays only, What kind of a nonsense assessment is this Jema!
Perkasa was created after "they feel" the Malays have been pushed around politically to the corner and now a group of Malays under Perkasa is forced to "cover their heads" from the constant barrages of beating and bashing from the rest!! Let us not forget the Malays, to begin with, are not and cannot be a racist and it is in their nature not to be one. They are very accommodating.
If the non-Malays or "Liberal-Malays" like this columnist from Sabah who claimed himself to be fair, believe that the Malays as a whole are racist bunch well there is nothing much that we can do about it but rest assured there will be more group like Perkasa that will come put to fore to remind the pushers to stop pushing us to the corner!
This whole exercise, including this writer Jema Khan who has joined the bandwagon to try to convince the Malays that they are racist has got to stop.
Stop using these reverse psychological tactics to tell us the Malays that words like "Semangat Kebangsaan Melayu" are dirty words!
People like Jema Khan may think that they have achieved that proverbial "concept of self-actualisation" and that he can now look down with relative comfort and without having to worry about the state of being if the Malays in the country.
Well if he does I think he has got something else coming to him when push come to shove and when the Malays have lost relative control of this country that was once called Persekutuan Tanah Melayu! Opps! am I now being a racist for reminding people that the country's names have been changed several times just to make non-Malays comfortable in the country and still they are not comfortable?!!
"Malays"like Jema can afford to be liberal, as he probably have the resources to be one, as push comes to shove he and his family will probably move elsewhere probably Australia. But to confuse ordinary Malays to wanting to be respected is akin to wanting them to a master race in this country as he has asserted in his short and sad thesis, well Jema you are wrong! Jema Khan is confusing himself from being a "liberal" Malays and from being a detached "Malays".
While, like me with many non Malays childhood friends, I will still get angrywhen they make jokes about how privileged I am as a Malay? Malays like me no matter how liberal my thinking may be, will always be that one Malay that will act as a sentinel against any attempt to make my race a punching bag from any chauvinist group in this country and out to confuse the rest with their shallow sense of liberalism!
Sorry Jema nothing personal about my assessment on your assessment but I don't think you are qualified to talk about how may race feel right now, but I will give you one word to describe how they do feel! BETRAYED!
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Ibrahim Ali is an inconsequential footnote to our political denouncement. That is my personal opinion. Readers may disagree. He is politically finished in Kelantan. He became MP because of some twisted logic of arrangement with PAS which I don’t understand.
It is now not open for PAS to condemn Ibrahim Ali. You consciously allowed him to contest on your ticket. You should have finished him off the last time.
He has reinvented himself as a champion of Malay rights. This places him at odds with Umno which is the true voice of the Malay lumpenproletariat. Elements within Umno support Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa because he and Perkasa now becomes their voice?
Who are these elements?
They are our own super 30. Those who demand a 30 per cent stake in anything — in business, in positions and whatever. They are the puteras in the Bumi. Ibrahim Ali represents those Umno contractors who got a contract to build bridges who resold the contracts to their cukongs.
Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa represent the puteras who got land from Mat Taib in Selangor. Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa represent those puteras who fly first and business class who gulped copious amounts of wine, and who make naughty and obscene remarks to and about stewardesses and sometime to stewards.
Who needs Perkasa? Maybe people like Puad Zarkashi. Then please leave Umno and join Perkasa. Ibrahim Ali has got a talent forming political parties — persuade him to form one and see how many Malays join him.
The reason why its alleged that 70 per cent of Malays identify themselves with Perkasa is due to Umno’s own stupidity. It hasn’t spoken about Malay economics, hopes and fears. PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak can chuck some of the Umno ministers out at the coming cabinet reshuffle.
Malay interests are already taken care as per our constitution. Perkasa can’t replace Umno as the substantive voice of the average Malay. Umno may veer away from their original struggles on which it launched itself in 1946. But Umno also has its own self healing and self-censoring mechanisms.
Do the provisions about Malay interests in the constitution factor heavily in the daily living of the average Malay? They don’t, but their existence provides a sense of emotional safeguard and safety net. It’s enough they exist and may not even be called up.
Because the average Malay knows what elevates and propels them forward are not guarantees or noises made by people from Perkasa, but their own willingness to work and compete.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
In a letter sent to the State Department, the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, and the House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, B’nai B’rith International decried anti-Semitic statements made by Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and implored U.S. officials to cut ties with the leader.
“[Ibrahim’s] frequent criticisms of the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak are infused with anti-Jewish and anti-Israel slanders, such as his April 30 assertion that Israeli spies are ‘directly involved in the running of the government,’” the letter reads. “On another occasion he alleged the presence of ‘Israeli intelligence personnel in the Police IT unit.’”
Ibrahim has also accused Jews of controlling a public relations firm hired by the Malaysian prime minister and claimed that he has evidence of Israeli influence on the Malaysian government.
“In light of the role that Ibrahim has played in the resurgence of anti-Semitic polemics in Malaysian politics,” the letter continues, “we ask that U.S. officials suspend their ties with Anwar Ibrahim. A purveyor of anti-Jewish hatred such as Ibrahim should not enjoy the measure of legitimacy that a positive relationship with the United States would confer upon him.”
To read the full letter, click here.