Thursday, October 28, 2010
To Hilary Clinton: Malaysia is no Myanmar and Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI) is no Aung San Suu Kyi!
Malaysia is on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s agenda this week as she swings through Asia. When she visits with Malaysian leaders, she might meet with Anwar Ibrahim, a supposed democracy and reform leader who, it is said, has been unfairly maligned by an overbearing government. Clinton shouldn’t, as Malaysia is no Myanmar and Ibrahim is no Aung San Suu Kyi. Read More Here Please!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak had a meeting with a group of bloggers today at his residence at Langgak Duta and in his speech to them he expressed disappointment (terkilan) with Information, Communications and Culture Minister Rais Yatim who had lodged a police report against a blogger.
He added having a dialogue before the fact would have been better. He said he will personally ask Rais to explain what many saw as an unnecessary action taken when other means of finding a solution could have been conducted.
Rais had lodged a police report against well known blogger Datuk Ahirudin Attan aka Rockybru who carried a story in his much read blogsite that is deemed as insulting to Rais.
The prime minister also said consultation with each .other would have been better way and would have saved a lot of anguish and complications.
Friday, October 15, 2010
He recently critically commented on how Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI) condemning Malaysia on Indonesian television during an interview...which was, and is, out of sync with being a patriotic Malaysian and BABI is far from being that!!
While the country is trying to get direct foreign investment into the country, BABI negates the efforts by condemning his Malaysia as a bad place to spend money. Now you tell me if that is in good form!!
If Rais Yatim can freely chastised bloggers for being a good sentinel. and critical of the country's well being..he should make a recommendation to strip BABI off his titles such as "Datuk Seri" and the many "Datuks" that the federal government and the state that have conferred to him.
The government should quietly asked the states government to take away any title bestowed to BABI for being a traitor...its not that hard....Rais why don't you initiate this! Instead of making unnecessary enemies from within your own group!!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
By Brad Jackson of The New Ledger
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was in Europe this week for the Asia-Europe summit in Brussels. Najib’s recent call for a “global movement of the moderates” was met with warm support from many of the European leaders in attendance.
After the meeting, Najib relayed the reactions he received to a group of Malaysian journalists. “At the end of my intervention, many leaders reacted positively to my statement including heads of delegations from Denmark, Holland, France, China, Portugal, India and Latvia.”
Last week, Prime Minister Najib spoke to the United Nations, where he appealed to moderates across the globe to marginalize the extremists in their ranks and move to a more pragmatic peace. Najib’s Malaysia has become a successful and prosperous majority Muslim country that has been able to establish good relationships with the United States and other Western democracies. With his call for moderation, Najib hopes the Malaysian model can be exported to other Islamic countries where extremists have hijacked their culture and governments.
The Malaysian Prime Minister was also at the summit to raise awareness of the importance his country can play in European trade and commerce. Already Europe’s 15th biggest trading partner, Najib is seeking to bring more jobs to Malaysia by encouraging European companies to actually manufacture the base products that are now assembled in Malaysia. “We’d like to see a bigger multiplier effect, with more parts of the supply chain, and the back office operations, happening in our country,” Najib said.
Najib also told the European leaders that “Asia is the locomotive for global growth and we see Europe as a big market,” and he hoped a growing moderate Muslim nations like Malaysia can play an increased role in the European economy.
Oval Office Remarks by President Obama, as provided by the White House
Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home.
I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We have now been through nearly a decade of war. We have endured a long and painful recession. And sometimes in the midst of these storms, the future that we are trying to build for our nation – a future of lasting peace and long-term prosperity may seem beyond our reach.
But this milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that the future is ours to shape if we move forward with confidence and commitment. It should also serve as a message to the world that the United States of America intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in this young century.
From this desk, seven and a half years ago, President Bush announced the beginning of military operations in Iraq. Much has changed since that night. A war to disarm a state became....
These are the rough waters encountered during the course of one of America’s longest wars. Yet there has been one constant amidst those shifting tides. At every turn, America’s men and women in uniform have served with courage and resolve. As Commander-in-Chief, I am proud of their service. Like all Americans, I am awed by their sacrifice, and by the sacrifices of their families. Read the full text here....
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Sunday, October 03, 2010
Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim is abroad again...?!! telling lies to the whole wide world..about his country!!!?
An article by a news portal MALAYSIA WATCHER Keeping a Close Eye on Malaysia:
The public career of Anwar Ibrahim is a strange one. At home he’s the longstanding leader of the opposition, a major public figure who leads rallies of thousands and commands tremendous press attention. Abroad, he’s the lonely defender of democracy in a repressive southeast Asian autocracy: threatened by dark machinations, a corrupt judiciary, and the unceasing persecution of his foes. About the only consistency between Anwar’s domestic and foreign rhetoric is his insistence that Malaysia, his country, is a troubled, repressive, and doomed so long as he is not in charge.
Anwar is circulating this theme internationally again as he goes on his second international tour of the past 90 days. The first was prompted by the worldwide backlash over his invocation of anti-Semitic tropes within Malaysia; this one is a public-relations tour preparatory to the imminent resumption of his controversial sodomy trial. He just finished up in Germany, where he told audiences and press, among other things, that “corruption … is getting to be so endemic in Malaysia,” and that the Malaysian “judiciary is not independent and is clearly working under the thumbs of the executive.”
The latter comment was naturally meant to delegitimize the prosecution’s case against him, but it’s difficult for an informed observer to take it seriously. Whereas politicization of the Malaysian judiciary was indeed a serious problem during the Prime Ministerial regime of Mahathir Mohamad, who successfully had Anwar prosecuted and jailed a decade ago (thereby turning him into a surprise Western media darling), there are many signs that Mahathir’s successors have followed through on promises to restore judicial independence.
Chief among them must be the current ruling party’s evident wish that Anwar, his trial, and everything associated with it would simply go away. Prime Minister Najib Razak recently noted the electoral troubles he suffered as a parliamentarian during Anwar’s first trial; and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin last week publicly spoke about the damage that Anwar’s current trial is doing to Malaysia’s image abroad. Not least important, Prime Minister Najib spoke to Malaysia Watcher this week of his dismay at unrelated cases in which “activist judges” took actions that reflected poorly on Malaysia and his agenda for it — with the obvious corollary that those judges were completely out of his control.
In this light — and in light of Occam’s razor — Anwar Ibrahim’s claims abroad that his nation’s judiciary is deliberately wielded against him demand rather more evidence than he has thus far presented.
Yet the most eloquent testimony against Anwar Ibrahim’s case on this international tour is nothing that anyone else has said or done. It’s his international tour itself. Anwar wishes it to be known that he comes from a place where liberties are trampled, democratic norms are scorned, and brave voices of dissent (himself chief among them) are stifled. Leave aside that Anwar is able and allowed to lead rallies of thousands in Malaysia proper at which its government and its friends — not least the United States — are denounced in the most strident terms. We must ask ourselves what sort of repressive autocracy allows its foes to lead a legal and flourishing opposition, and then repeatedly and freely travel to world capitals to denounce it.
The truth is that Anwar’s personal ambition seems to overshadow all other considerations, and while his last trip abroad before the summer was an apology tour to Washington for his anti-Semitism, this time he is focussed on trashing his own country in the hope it can buy him more sympathy in his sexual harrassment case.
This, then, is where we find Anwar Ibrahim at this stage in his career. The man who would lead his country has, in the relentless pursuit of his own ambition, made himself into his country’s chief scourge in the international arena. The conceit that “politics stops at the water’s edge” is worn thin in American public life, but it still exists, and adherence to it is a sign of a healthy civic pride in any country. The pity is that it’s entirely absent in Anwar, who now casts himself less as a Malaysian patriot than a Malaysian scold. As his international tour wends its way through world capitals — London, Barcelona, New York and Jakarta are next — he will get a lot of attention. The good news for Malaysia, and the bad news for him, is that the attention will by its very existence nullify his case.
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