Monday, April 25, 2011
It was a great and significant event last week when Malaysian bloggers, headed by Blog House (BHM) Malaysia, to successfully organised the first ever two-day 1st Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference at Intercontinental Hotel, a former Nikko Hotel. (I love it when I can mentioned a hotel name in this write up, I remember as a journalist we were told not to mention hotel names and we always say a "leading hoooootel in Kuala Lupur" when we report events.
Blogging is so refreshing, now that our Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak promised to keep the government's word that it will not censor the Internet, even though some countries have called for such control.
The prime minister, and his wife, was accompanied by former prime minister Tun Mahathir and his wife. The speeches were great too.
My only question to the organiser, and to BHM advisor Datuk Rockybru is how come the Information Minister Rais Yatim was not there after all he is in charge of monitoring the blogosphere?
I was told that Prime Minister Najib asked him how come Rais was not there, and I was told that Rocky said he forgot?! Regardless Datuk Rocky it is your house you can invite or not invite anyone that you like or not like. Anyway with or without the Information Minister the event went very smoothly.
Anyway well done and I was told Najib was very happy with your event, and I have never seen Rosmah to be very happy throughout, with or without Rais!
PS. As for you Rosmah you must always be like that at every event that you and your husband will be attending form now on!! Cheers!
Monday, April 18, 2011
By Seth Mandel ( who wrote in News Real Blog)
There was much understandable indignation directed at the Malaysian politicians responsible for the trial of Anwar Ibrahim in 1998—most notably, of course, then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who was Anwar’s mentor and the instigator of the trial that put Anwar behind bars when he began to challenge Mahathir’s leadership. It was a political exercise, and it was meant to get the up-and-coming Anwar out of the way—eliminate the coming dissent within the party structure.
But it also, as we have written here before, made Anwar a star—the hero in an exotic and anachronistic Malaysian drama. His supporters in the West took his side largely because of their sense of justice and his ability to play to their egos. And so, when Anwar was put on trial for the second time several years ago for sodomy, his supporters sprang to action once again. Paul Wolfowitz and Al Gore said he not only “has been charged under very dubious circumstances,” but also that “as a political leader, statesman and intellectual, Mr. Anwar possesses qualities that encourage hope for the future.”
The Diablo amongst us!
Their sense of judicial fairness is important here,because new information has come to light in another trial—this one involving Anwar’s current political nemesis, Prime Minister Najib Razak. The difference this time around is that Anwar is the one who may have been manipulating evidence and fabricating his rival’s culpability. And this begs the question: Will Anwar’s champions speak as loudly for Najib as they did for Anwar?
The story goes back to October 2006, when a young Mongolian translator named Altantuya Shaariibuu was found murdered in the jungle outside Kuala Lumpur. Two policemen were convicted of her murder, and her one-time boyfriend was acquitted. But the boyfriend was an associate of Najib, a fact that spurred numerous rumors about Najib’s possible involvement. None of the rumors ever marshaled enough evidence to subpoena Najib to testify—though that didn’t stop some from trying.
One of the claims came from the editor of a popular Malaysian-interest blog called Malaysia Today. Earlier this week he made an interesting confession. Here is how the Malaysian news agency Bernama reported it:
Malaysia Today founder and editor, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, has revealed that his statutory declaration (SD) linking Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu was made based on information and demand by several individuals aimed at preventing Najib from becoming prime minister.
He said he had never accused the prime minister or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor of being involved in the murder of the Mongolian woman and that he no longer believed the story of these individuals.
He added that these individuals were connected to several politicians including Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and that they had put pressure on him to do what he did to prevent Najib from taking over from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who was relinquishing the post.
“I no longer accept the story. I think it’s quite impossible. It can’t be that the prime minister’s wife would want to go to such place; it’s a jungle. I’m imagining, climbing up the hill, going into the jungle at night, at 12 midnight, I think it’s quite impossible,” he said in an exclusive interview with TV3 Group Editor Datuk Ashraf Abdullah in Perth, Australia, recently.
So Anwar Ibrahim pressured a journalist into fabricating a statement that would implicate Anwar’s primary political opponent in a murder in the hopes of destroying his political career. I would be interested to know what Wolfowitz and Gore think about that development.
But there is another reason this is meaningful. It follows on what we reported in late March: Anwar is bleeding supporters, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for his party. Saturday marks the conclusion of the regional elections in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state and a stronghold of Najib’s ruling Barisan Nasional party. The results will be a major determinant in when the next national elections will be held. Since Najib will ultimately make that decision, expect Anwar’s opposition party to continue its slide.
What is ironic about this is that, as regular readers of NewsReal Blog are aware, Anwar has been working with the Muslim Brotherhood for decades, and the unrest in the Middle East has catapulted the Brotherhood to the center of the debate and, in Egypt, almost certainly to the governing class.
A rising tide generally lifts all vessels. The fact that the global Brotherhood’s tide is rising while Anwar is sinking like a stone means that, at least in Malaysia, things are moving in the right direction. Click to the original link from here!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Pairin also said in the issues of the word "Allah" BN tried to resolve the problem amicably and this was not mentioned by Anwar during his campaign trail.
Meanwhile as far back as 1986 when Anwar was in power as an education minister with the BN government, he has decided the word Allah could not be use by in the Bahasa version bible "Al kitab" and today, as any convincing pathological would do, tries to be a hero in championing the use of the word Allah in the Bible just to get political support. Read here for more his lies...
The Chinese community here is one of, if not the greatest, driver of entrepreneurialism and private wealth creation, and private Catholic and Protestant Christian schools are a source of great pride. It is terribly unlikely that they would roar with approval if they knew that Anwar was helping advance the end of those things.
So Anwar plays a double game. Before Islamist constituencies on the peninsula, he is a man who supports the imposition of sh’ria. Before Chinese Christians and moderates in Sarawak, he is a man more sinned against than sinning, a man whose only crime is bringing together an opposition to face off against a governing coalition that is transforming Malaysia into a developed state.
The Sarawak state elections conclude on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if Anwar can keep the dirty side of his past out of the spotlight a little longer. Hey! Read more here!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Anwar Ibrahim is a man of many resources. He is also an excellent communicator.
He has spent years building an international network of friends and allies in Washington, London, Canberra and Hong Kong in political, media, and in think tank circles, and he behaves like a man who has a large team of international advisers working for him, whether he does or not.
Outside of Sarawak and outside of Malaysia, Anwar has a wonderful tool kit of messages and sound-bites that he deploys from time to time. He uses them where and when he needs them, and always with a single and overpowering opportunistic goal in mind: of trying to poison the reputation of his domestic rivals, and of trying to find a way to unseat the democratically elected Government of Malaysia and get the job of prime minister for himself, a job that he was once promised by his mentor, Tun Mahathir Mohamed, back in the 1990s (before Anwar made the mistake of trying to unseat Tun M and trying to launch a palace coup that ended up with him losing the battle). Read further here!
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I also find it more tragic to see how these four desperate Melayus still being advised by this one very smug and arrogant Baie lawyer, who snigger every time a press conference is given out by members of the Malay opposition party condemning the ruling party.
This baie would love to see the Malays confused and scattered politically so that they,, the DAP/PAP, can take over!
For the record let me say it now or forever I shall hold my piece (not peace), that I loath this BABI not because he is a homo-heterosexual serial sex offender-type, that is his business, but because of what he really is! The biggest hypocrite this country has ever known!!
I loath him because he tried to sell this - during an economic crunch -to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, I loath him for being the greatest hypocrite that this century have ever known, especially to the Malays and Malaysians who feel the same as I do.
I loath him because he uses Islam, a great religion, to manipulate the masses for his own personal gain. This BABI has no compunction in setting this multi-racial country to flame as long as he can achieve his ambition of becoming a prime minister.
Unfortunately for this bastard, God is even greater that at long last we are getting a real glimpse of what this man really is made out of.
I have no doubt in my mind and convinced that the man shown in the one minute video clip on You Tube is non other than him. For a man who constantly in his arrogant streak mode saying "catch me if you can" has actually been caught and on tape!
I implore on those who support him to think again and again that this man is a sick man and a serial sex addict who needs serious treatment! However, his family must not be in a denial mode thinking the husband and father they love is a normal person!
He is so truly not well, and in dire need of your help!
Having said that I must say my prayer goes to the family who has to endure so much hardship for one man madness, just not fair!
Friday, April 01, 2011
Reprinted from the Star without permission and what the heck!Wonder what happened to him during his early childhood. This is one anti-Everything Melayu Baie who is so very much taxing to my patient for a long time now. He is such a hypocritical person of a Sikh origin who wants nothing but bad things for this country. Read and judge for yourself:
Karpal reminded of stand on screening sex clips
Kita central committee member Muhammad Firdaus Christopher challenged Karpal to stick by the stand he took 22 years ago when he said the Home Minister could allow the viewing of sex videos.
Muhammad Firdaus reminded the Bukit Gelugor MP that he had made the statement when exposing the video implicating former Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker D.P. Vijandran in 1989.
“Karpal had even called on Barisan Nasional and Opposition reps to watch the sex video together to ascertain if the actor in the video was indeed the then MIC secretary-general,” he said, quoting a New Straits Times report on Dec 18, 1989.
The paper also reported Karpal as saying there was a provision in the Film (Censorship) Act 1952 for the Home Minister to allow viewing of obscene material.
“Therefore, Karpal should not retract what he had said 22 years ago just to protect a certain Pakatan Rakyat leader implicated in the latest sex video scandal,'' Muhammad Firdaus said.
Karpal recently called for the arrest of the so-called Datuk T trio after the three men screened to a selected audience a recording that showed a foreign woman, believed to be a prostitute, with a man said to resemble Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
The three businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuaib Lazim and former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik surrendered the original footage to the police after Anwar lodged a police report to deny he was the man in the video.
Several politicians, including one-time ally Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan, have since taken Karpal and the DAP to task over their stand on the sex video scandal which the party had described as “gutter politics”.
Muhammad Firdaus said: “Karpal had exposed a sex video in the past.
“But now, he is asking the police to arrest the people who had also exposed a sex video although the group had claimed they were doing it in the interest of the nation.
“Such double standards and hypocrisy!''