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Monday, August 31, 2009

cakap cakap....

UMNO does not have a monopoly on greed. I myself will have a hard time to say “NO” to an offer that could set me up for life – granted that at 62 that will not cost anybody a great deal of money! How many of us will not want to be in the position of those UMNO Ketua Bahagians who have access to much money to be used for  the ‘perjuangan’ of UMNO. I can tell you that Fifty Thousand Ringgit is pocket money to these people. I know a lot of people that will sell their soul for a lot less.
 
I have yet to find a Chinese I can bribe. It is always the Malays who are at the receiving end. I did not say that there are no Chinese that can be bribed – it is just that I have not met any. Maybe because they are not in situations where I need to bribe them to get things done. It is always the Malays in Government, the Malays in Politics that ask for bribes. And all these Malays are Muslims. This troubles me as it must trouble many other Malays.
 
As I have said UMNO does not have a monopoly on greed. It is because of this that MACC have begun to move into Pakatan Rakyat’s area of influence. The argument that MACC should focus on UMNO because that is where corruption is more prevalent does not hold water. Corruption is corruption wherever it is practised. It is only because Pakatan Rakyat’s leaders are ever vigilant in their effort to not allow corrupt practise to have a chance to take hold that we hear less of this happening – but it is there lurking in the shadows where it has been banished. That is the difference between Barisan and Pakatan Rakyat. In one money politics moves everything in the other it is simply not the done thing. When any instances of corruption are uncovered within Pakatan Rakyat, we know it will be the exception rather then the rule.
 
So how do we prevent corruption in Pakatan Rakyat sphere of influence?
 
We cannot.
 
Human nature is such that when the opportunity presents itself their inclination is to take the easy way out. What Pakatan Rakyat can try  to do is to make it known to anybody that will listen that they will not tolerate corruption in any way and anyone caught doing so will be prosecuted and made to understand that it is simply not worth it. The reason corruption is so prevalent in PDRM is because they know they can get away with it. Put the fear of God into them and they will stop. So in as long as Pakatan leaders are conscious of the need to lead by example then corruption will never have the opportunity to breed as it did in UMNO.

Keadaan semasa - a comment.

As we move away from August an uneasy calm hangs over Barisan Nasional. MCA moves slowly but surely towards self immolation. Ong Tee Keat wins his kamikaze thrust against Dr Chuah but as in all Kamikaze victory, he that succeeds ultimately perish. MCA is in its final days of those once glorious days when the Party and the Chinese people were one and the same thing. That will never be again. 
 
Once there was Ghafar Baba to put things right but today Sex Video, PKFZ, Private Jet rides, RM 10 million donations and private feuds overrides considerations for the Party or the Chinese. It timed it’s descend down to the level of MIC and UMNO at just the right moment to inflict maximum damage to Barisan Nasional. Ong Tee Keat fall from grace is just collateral damage.  
  
Samy Velu holds court within his Camelot surrounded by his chosen Knights but no one is willing to tell that King that he has no clothes on. Samy Velu is king and court jester all rolled up in one but the Indians no longer laughs at his antics nor want his rule to linger for ever more in their midst. He reminds me of Benito Mussolini – strutting about on the MIC stage lost in his own self importance. Samy Velu survived Sungai Siput but as the Duce had to be hung upside down at a petrol station for public viewing to provide confirmation of his demise, I guess Samy Velu have to be replaced in MIC before we can confirm that like Elvis “he has left the building”.
 
In Malaysia massive financial frauds are sanctioned and even encouraged by the Barisan Government. As we speak the beneficiaries of the PKFZ are still legally harvesting their gains – it is a forgone conclusion that these perpetrators will go free to enjoy the spoils of their deceit….laughing all the way to the bank while we, the people, pay for the billions taken. Here again the skills of the MCA Chinese to do ‘business’ far outstrips that displayed by the UMNO Malays in such ventures as Bank Bumputra, MAS and the “Satu lagi Projek Barisan Nasional” Stadium in Trengganu etc etc. You have to give credit where credit is due.  
 
Khir Toya. Rahim Noor. Eric Cheah. Lingam. Tajuddin Ramli. Amin Shah. Daem. JJ. Lorraine Osman. Man Telor. Lingam. Samy Velu. Muhammad Muhammad Taib. Isa Samad.
 
Now where shall we put Najib?  Musa Hitam, Tengku Razaleigh and Abdullah Badawi all went through hard times and then came back into UMNO after having their baptism of fire. Najib however takes refuge behind his position as Prime Minister while PDRM, as his Tonton Macoutes (the militia in Papa Doc Haiti who had no official salary and made their living through crime and extortion) takes care of business by running down Pakatan Rakyat and terrorising the Rakyat through torture and murder.
 
Najib deny any wrong doing in many things.  
 
Remember Clinton?  
 
“But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false,” Bill Clinton.  
 
We know how that ended.  
 
How do we make you understand that until you are able to put this matter behind you to the satisfaction of the Malaysian public – in our eyes – you do not deserve to be our Prime Minister. You govern us only if we allow you to do so.    
 
Let me write history now. Sometime into the future you will be called to account for your deeds or misdeeds- when you are no longer PM or when Pakatan Rakyat takes office at the next GE. You will be called to testify in a court of law and all the gory details will be out in the open for dissection.   
Altatntuya will not go away. Even an idiot questions why two UTK macahi who have no knowledge of Altatntuya would want to murder her. If you think as Prime Minsiter you will be able to hush things up and make it go away then you are stupider then I thought you were. By becoming the Prime Minister of Malaysia you are denying Pekan out of having its own country bumpkin.
 
There has been times in my life when I feel my whole self falling falling into space because what was happening around me was beyond my control and I am being sucked into the vortex of this whirlpool. There is no escape for Najib. He has started the process of being sucked down into the vortex of the same hole by his denial of reality. Possibly the fear of Rosmah’s wrath when the truth comes out is greater then the stress of trying to manage the situation. Remember Clinton? One by one everything you try will fail until you yourself understand that to be our Prime Minister you must have the courage to face your nemesis. The sooner the better.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ada Projek?

If there is one phrase that will make any UMNO member start to salivate and completely focus on the person the question is directed to it is that phrase “Ada Projek ?” Any where their members congregate at whatever level – from  Cawangan to the sitting of the Majlis Tertinggi at PWTC – that phrase dominates proceedings. It will draws the faithful to those who can answer in the affirmative like bees are drawn to honey. It ensures nominations and votes at Cawangan, Bahagian, Negri and National levels. It takes loyalty from one faction and bestows it on another. It allows those able to dispense such niceties to gain leverage to any level of the UMNO hierarchy – if you have a “projek”. 
 
It is the ice breaker at any function and cuts through all strata's of society. It is the great leveler because even the ordinary member in UMNO can ask his Minister “Ada Projek?”  “Kalau Ada” then that UMNO member can become your machai, your loyal servant and even, when duty calls, be prepared to sacrifice life and limb for that elusive ‘projek’. Make no mistake – UMNO was build on ‘Projeks’, UMNo will rise or fall on ‘Projeks’ and UMNO will certainly need to stay in power for ‘Projeks’.
 
Everything else is superfluous. Silap mata aja. The NEP, Bumiputra Status, Economic Planning Unit, All the corridors in the North, South, East and West of the country, Privatization, Wawasan 2020, KUB, NARSCO…everything also are just the means to the ‘Projek’. Without the ‘Projek’ you might as well close shop. Don’t play play. Mukhriz went for the Ketua Pemuda post without any projek. That’s ridiculous when he has already amass a healthy bank balance from his ties with a certain past president – now he wants to be ketua pemuda and he got no Projek? No can do lah. Mukriz was even beaten to the post by that ‘come from nowhere’ guy call Khir Toya – why? Toyo got projek.
 
MCA and MIC are fast learners – but while MCA’s projek recipients are its top echelons leaders, MIC has only one channel – Samy Velu. Never have so much been given to so few (one actually) in the name of so many (the Indian community).
 
What type of projeks are for the offering? Well it depends on where these projeks are discussed. In the warong of the kampongs where the faithful gather whenever the YB’s find time to sometimes reluctantly visit -  they can discuss the longkang project, the building of a surau projek or even look at the possibility of linking the kampong with the main highway via a proper road – but award of the projects will have to be to the ketua bahagians who will then sub contract the work to the class E and F of the kampong. Whether he will pay the sub contractors for work done on time or ever at all is open to debate but just the hope of the projek is enough to maintain that link of hope for the villagers until the next visit of the YB.
 
What about the discussion at the 5 star hotels where to order a Flat White will be frown upon. “Aisehman cubalah Irish Coffee”. Here the consultant or the architect to the project would normally be present to give authenticity to the guy who is claiming “Ini Projek aku”. Of course you have the Projeck Title and the specifications  handy and if he has done his homework, the JKR QS (Quantity Surveyor) is also present. Once everybody is introduced the poor Chinese sub contractor who was brought to the meeting by the poor malay class A contractor  will have to the following:
 
  • ·      Discuss up front fees.
  • ·      Discuss profit margins and the ‘top up’ to make sure everybody gets the cut including, according to the UMNO guy, my boss- which would normally mean either the Minister or somebody more important, the Minister’s  Pol Sec (itu lingo untuk Political Secretary).
  • ·     Then most important, the Chinese Sub Contractor has to pay the bill. 
Assured that it is a ‘done deal’ the UMNO guy then has to explain that the calling of the Open Tender is just a technicality as it will be a close tender – only 4 contractors invited and he asks the contractor to name the four he wants invited. That part is concluded with an additional fee of $10K…and from there the UMNO guy goes to another meeting at another 5 star hotel to do another deal for the same contract with another Class A Bumi contractor who also has a Chinese sub contractor to come along to pay the bills and the up front fee. And so the merry go round goes on and on.

Cakap cakap....fair comment

In my last posing titles as per above I received a comment from anonymous as follows and my reply followed.
Anonymous said...
it's so easy for a 'Malay' like you to comment on what's going on in Malaysia. you're now probably an Australian citizen marred to an Australian Madame living in comfort. We don't need people like you who was educated and given scholarships by the government but now that you're more educated lashes accusations on what happens in the country. the only 'change' you want is when the Malays lose everything. and then you will clap your hands (from your living room in Australia)and say Malaysia has come of age! why do Malays like you forget yourselves when you have achieved whatever you wanted to achieve?? There are many others like you who station themselves overseas and take a snipe at the malays u claim yourself to be. who are you? what are you?
HH said...
  1. I am not an australian Citizen
  2. 
I am not living in comfort with money I took from Malaysia. I came to 
Australia 30 years ago landing in Perth with Aud $120( One hundred and twenty dollars only) in my pocket and not knowing anybody in
 Perth.
  3. Yes I married a Greek Australian in London(not in Australia) and she paid for the wedding ring and my trousers for the wedding - her father is a butcher - not a rich businessman.

  4. No I did not get any scholarships. All I have is an A level - and my father sent me to London to study with his own hard earned money -
and I let him down by not studying and instead got married at 21
 without a ringgit to my name.

So I am not educated (unless you consider an A level highly educated) and I do not station myself overseas but I decided 30 years ago that I do not want to live in Malaysian and that i prefer to stay in Australia - even if i have to earn a living as a waiter. So as a Malay I have nothing to lose in malaysia because I have nothing in Malaysia - but I do care when we have an UMNO that is corrupt and greedy and all people, regardless of race, suffer. If you read my blog you will have a better understanding of who I am - then feel free to say what you want of me - I just came back to Australia early last year after staying in KL for the last nine years - thinking that things will change for the better - it did not - so I came back to Adelaide - arriving at the airport in adelaide with less the Ringgit 500 (Lima ratus ringgit) in my pocket. Who am I? I just want to live my own life without kowtowing to any bloody politicians - and if you want to know if I know any politicians - yes plenty. The late Endon (Pak Lah's late wife) is my first cousin - her father and my late mother are brothers and sisters. And if you read my blog you will also know that my younger brother was Mahathirs personal doctor for many many years. So I am a Malay with all the right connections but i choose to live in Australia over 30 years ago. Does that answer all your questions.
My comments: I do not mind getting fair comment from anybody who takes the trouble of reading what I write because in writing I am putting my thoughts and ideas out there for everybody. But I do get upset when people who do not know me personally make unfounded remarks about who I am, what I do etc etc – what my agenda is for doing all this. One thing drive me to do this – my brains. If my brains say something is not right and if I can do something about it – I try. What is in my blog – not only the political comments but everything else in it is ME – I am no politician, I started my business life in Malaysia as the first malay to sell burgers from a stall in Penang – with my Greek wife alongside me helping out – she is still with me in my life and we will have it no other way.

A tragic country

If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Henry David Thoreau
 
In Malaysia today we have the right of its people to practise their own beliefs enshrined in the constitution and yet the government tolerates the injustice done to our Hindu brothers. We have a Government so intent in their pursuit of its own personal agendas relevant to their own vested interest to the exclusion of its duty to allow for fair dissent and the proper execution of the opposition machinery in the state that they were legally elected in. We have politicians in and outside of government hideously enriching themselves on a daily basis and yet have its own people unable to enjoy the basic fundamental right to earn a decent living and live in their own country without fear and in safety. What a tragic country Malaysia has become. 
 
What people in UMNO fail to understand is that tolerance of other people value and religion is not a virtue but a requirement if we are to survive. These same people while intolerant of the Hindus would raged with anger and self righteous should the same Hindus dare so much as to utter the Prophets name in vain. 
 
“Treat all as your own self. Do not have double standards” Sri Sathya Sai Baba
 
It is hard for me to understand that these men would dare to invoke the name of ALLAH in doing what they did. These Malays Muslims must be made to understand that it is only when you are in the majority that your tolerance of others can be measured. It is only when you respect other people religion that they will respect yours. And for the Hindus it is now when you are seen to be the oppressed that your courage will be tested. You must stand firm and united against a force far greater then you – UMNO. But have no fear for we will be there with you. We will not expect you to endure this show of strength by UMNO alone. Together we will show our ferocity towards those that dare to mock us. How far we will go will depend on how far Najib will go. At the least we expect these people to be arrested and brought to trial for inciting racial hatred and showing disrespect towards the Hindu religion. 
 
These idiots from UMNO says that they have fought for over fifty years for the Malays and their rights as Malays to be the first among equals in Malaysia. Then let us tell them that we will fight for another fifty years to let them know that that is the past – that we are now all the same people, with the same rights to live and earn a decent living in our own Malaysia. That not only will we tolerate our diversity in all things Malaysian but we are beholden of the fact that this diversity and the richness of its culture will bring cohesiveness to all people in Malaysia. We will not tolerate prejudice, bigotory and narrow-mindedness from anybody. 
 
UMNO has been alone for so long and it does not have the company of others who are worthy and decent within its circle. Being alone tends to make you arrogant as the young are arrogant because they associate only with their own – those who are also arrogant because they know nothing better but would also like to be important. The blind leading the blind. 
 
UMNO is now “Like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow”. George Eliot 
 
UMNO strength is accompanied by arrogance and uses the force at its disposal without morals. Justice, in this case, is not on the side of the strong. 
 
UMNO no longer has the ability to empathise with its Rakyat who are so different in their outlook of things from UMNO. UMNO is no longer concerned with the plight of its citizens and its inability to not be able to do this makes it harder for them to act against the various injustice happening in the country and to help its people.

I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too. 
 
Yes UMNO can take the freedom of our leaders. It can force it’s orders upon the population. It can unleash the might of PDRM against the demonstrators. It can cause the continued suffering of the country’s poor and inflict a policy of divide and rule amongst the population which will serve no other master but themselves. But when they have taken everything away from us it is still our free will to choose what we think of them. They cannot take away our resolve to want change in Malaysia. And sometimes that resolve, when put into deeds will make UMNO understand that the care and happiness of the people should be the object of our Government.  

Saturday, August 29, 2009


UPDATED
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak has ordered the police to take swift action against a group that brought a cow’s head to Shah Alam to protest a Hindu temple relocation in a bid to calm swirling racial tension.

This morning I saw not only those headlines but a very disturbing image of some Malays with Songkok on and dressed for prayers – in fact they have just finished Friday Prayers according to the report in Malaysian Insider – showing much disrespect for the Hindu’s by kicking a dead cow’s head. My first emotion was anger – anger that a Malay, a Muslim just after saying his prayers at the Mosque, would see it fit to do that. Even if he does not understand the horrific significance of what he did to the Hindus he should not show disrespect to a dead animal by kicking his head – right after prayers too. The second emotion was shame – I am ashamed that a Muslim would show disrespect to the Hindus by his action.

For myself, from the depth of my heart – I tell the Hindus – do not let the actions of those Malays and Muslims cause you to lose control over your emotions and seek out other Malays and Muslims to show your displeasure in any way. Those bastards are not worth you spending time on them in any way. Just pity them for their ignorance – and if Najib has any backbone he would go after them as he said he would and use the ISA for what they are really for – to stop idiots like them from causing trouble in our country. Lock the door and throw the key away.

It is easy for the Hindus to vent their anger on other Malays and Muslims because of the actions of these idiots – harder still for them to have cool heads and show us all that the actions of a few will never cause trouble for the many who are innocent. Of course the current situation in our country is tense and turmoil seems just a breath away. Do you not think sometimes that these people might have been goaded…nay even paid…to do such deeds just so our country will be plunged into riots and mayhem? Let cool heads prevail and we hope that our Hindu brothers will show maturity and patience in these trouble times.

For now only the immediate apprehension and punishment of those involve by the authorities would be the given requirement if the Hindus are to hold their peace. Anything short of this action will surely bring upon us much trouble.

Friday, August 28, 2009

cakap cakap....

Hi Guys....got this in my email today...you make your own conclusions !

Subject: Bolehlah, Sports Toto & Hee ! - WHOSE MONEY

Dear all,
 
Subject: Re: Sports Toto & Hee .....must read!!!

If u r a Sports Toto enthusiat, time to seriously think about the following articles...................... Stop betting if I were u.
Not too long ago the Toto Mega 6/52 RM20 million prize was won  by someone - But we never know whom...The accumulated RM17 million which is the prize money carried  forward to the next draw too was won by someone the following  draw - But we never know whom .
During the same period the first prize money for Super 6/49  was RM13 million and that too was won by someone-But we never  know whom.
All 3 top prizes, totaling RM50 million were won one after another. What are the odds of that happening ?
How often can this be happened ? And we never knew who is the  winner .
Chances to  strike:
6/42 -    1   :   5,24,5,7,8,6 combinations
6/49 -    1   :  13,9,8,3,8,16 combinations
6/52 -    1   :  20,3,5,8,6,26 combinations

All prizes paid out must be certified by the Minister of  finance, and who is our minister of finance? You know I Know.
Stop buying TOTO ?

Someone told me that takings from the special draws (Tuesday) are for UMNO funds. I think there is some truth in it.
Just before the general elections, all 3 games, Magnum 4D,1+3D and TOTO have special draws every week right up to the  Election. After the Elections, the special draws stopped.
 
Then just before the Permatang Pauh by-elections, the  special draws started again. So the punters are funding UMNO's election campaigns..
Even Hee, the State Assembly woman who had been with DAP for 20 years, crossed over for money. She has thus far received RM15 million from Vincent Tan of Berjaya fame. She will probably be paid another RM10 million once the dust settles. It seems she  needed the money to bail out her husband who was heavily in debt.
 
This was the same situation with Lee Lam Thye who was forced to leave DAP so that he could bail out his wife from her gambling debts. Barisan Nasional, of course, helped settle all his wife's debts once he 'abandoned his cause' and turned pro-establishment.
This is NEWS indeed, if true.
 
Just how would Vincent Tan explain to the tax authorities his  payment to Hee?
In the past 6-8 weeks 4-5 large hits happened. If I am not  wrong 4 came from the 6/52 and 1 from 6/42 in Sports Toto.
We know that the game is computerized and it would be easy for manipulations to take place during the draw.
If it did, the punters are the ones who paid Hee, not Vincent Tan.
Thus the PUNTERS are the ones cheated.
 
Just how many more of these will be used to pay grasshoppers /BN's NEEDS.
If I am not wrong ( can some statistician ) please confirm.
The odds for 6/52 is in the region of 1:20 million plus and 6/49 1:4 million plus.
For 4-5 large hits to happen over a short span is quite  unusual.
Should my suspicions be correct then the punters are all victims of Berjaya Sports Toto. Cheated.
I have for some time been suspicious of Sports Toto as their real time draw could never be accessed on-line.
All punters should now boycott playing until some independent body investigate thoroughly the activities of B.Sports Toto -

IGP

Methinks that too much is being made about the renewal or otherwise of the IGP’s contract. Do you think that if they change the IGP PDRM will stop doing what it is doing now? Stop taking money from the Public. Stop murdering suspects in their custody? PDRM will do whatever the Government allows them to do.

In as far as the IGP is concern, common sense tells me that they will retire him. Of what use will he be to Najib when he has become such a controversial figure. Najib has enough problems on his hands without having to handle the bad publicity that the IGP has managed to generate. He wants an IGP that will be ‘acceptable’ to the public and at the same time do his bidding. So while the current IGP will do his bidding he is not too hot on the PR front. So out he goes when his current term ends.  

cakap cakap....

I just received a message from my niece in KL who said that her Mother, after three years of Parkinson’s, has taken a turn for the worst – drifting in and out of the reality she is in – into her past and and having conversation with love ones long gone. This mother of hers is one of those people that are dear to my heart because many happy memories of my childhood in Kampong Kassipilay in Sentul at my grandfather’s house had her in it. It was just all those wonderful memories that will not go away with time. Its recall would bring smiles to my face and a heaviness in my heart because those times are past. Good memories should always bring good thoughts  but these that I have of her do bring in a certain sadness because for the last twenty years or so I have only been able to see her maybe at most, once a year over Hari Raya. And now not even once a year over Hari Raya because I am now in Adelaide. So I tell my neice the only thing I can. Be there for your mother if she should need you in her moment of clarity.
 
I think often of my beloved daughter, her husband and their Izzy  - almost every moment of the day. Almost every moment of the day. Sometimes the missing of them becomes unbearable. But as I told my niece, such is life. It is hard being away from those that you really love but having my son and wife near me helps. I hug my son almost everyday – and he is almost thirty years old. To see him everyday is a joy and brings me much happiness. For my wife and me anybody that makes our children happy makes us happy to – so we love these people as much as our children love them.
 
What is hard to understand sometimes is that the people that should love you most are the very people that hurts you most. Why this happens I know not but my wife and me are resolved that it will not be so with our children and those that they love.
 
Last week I was walking down the street when a man stopped me and asked if I could spare two dollars. I brushed him aside as I normally do when confronted with situations like that. Then as I watched him walk away a sadness striked me. I asked myself what would drive a man to ask someone else for two dollars? Maybe he needed the bus fare to go home, something to eat …what would it do to me to give him the two dollars? I only had a fifty dollar note. I dashed into the shop nearby – got some change and gave him five dollars when I caught up with him. As I walked away a thought just hit me….maybe he wanted the money to wager on a horse….and I told myself “Hussein think good of others so that they may think good of you too”. Amen. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MCA ikut cakap Pakatan Rakyat !

I am impressed at how the Pakatan Rakyat leadership is managing the current situation in Malaysia. It is one thing to be able to make things happen within PAS, Keadilan and DAP  because after all they are one and the same party. But in MCA too? Aisehman this is impressive. There must either have many sympathizers within the MCA organization who are able to make things happen to benefit Pakatan Rakyat or Pakatan Rakyat have completely infilterated the decision making body of MCA. Before anybody starts accusing me of having flights of fancies let us look at the facts.

Let us look at what is happening today – 27th August – Thursday or as the Malay say Khamis. (sorry guys just had to do the “Learn a word a Day’ in bahasa for those of you who are still learning the language!) the headline in Malaysian Insider said:
 
MCA sacks Chua Soi Lek(updated 12.58am)
Now are we not in agreement that this would be the very decision that Pakatan Rakyat would want the MCA presidential council to make? Because by  sacking Dr Chuah it would really be putting the cat among the pigeons. Picture this – Dr Chuah’s supporters going against Ong Tee Keat supporters. It does not matter who is the cat and who are the pigeons but I think you can just picture the pigeons scattering when the cat gets among them…. But before the presidential council could decide to make this decision they would need a recommendation from the MCA disciplinary panel to propose that Dr Chuah be expelled from the party.
 
I am sure that MCA does not want to self destruct. So who made this happened? Methinks  Pakatan Rakyat engineered the whole thing. They planted the idea in Ong Tee Keat’s head that Dr Chuah has to go. Of course Tee Keat cannot just sack Dr Chuah. So Pakatan Rakyat had to get Simpang Renggam division chief Eng Cheng Guan to file  a complaint with the  disciplinary panel. How they do it I really don’t know but Pakatan Rakyat did it and Eng Cheng Guan did as he was told.
 
Then Pakatan Rakyat had to influence the disciplinary board to recommend the sacking of Dato Chuah. Again not easy to do because Najib himself has made it known to the MCA leaders to leave Chuah alone because he has just appointed Dr Chuah Barisan Nasional (BN) chief coordinator – here again Pakatan Rakyat is able to make MCA disciplinary panel go against Najib! Magic really!
 
So now they have given Ong Tee Keat  the reason to sack Dr Chuah  - and he did sack Dr Chuah. So now MCA sure to die standing lah !! Hats off to Pakatan Rakyat for pulling off this caper. Even James Bond would have been impressed. I am! Now it is over to you Dr Chuah...want to join or not? 

Cakap cakap....

From my early teens I was taken out of the ‘family nest’ to begin secondary school at a boarding school in Kuala Kangsar – MCKK. From that time on I have always been on my own – either at other boarding schools, overseas or simply living a life by myself. Inevitably there has to be a price to pay in terms of my moving away and out of the ‘Family Unit’ as we know it. To my constant regret there was never a closeness between my siblings and me. With my parents I realized they were from another era where it was difficult for them to understand where their children were at and where they wanted to go. But there was always enough love for us from them.
 
I learned very early in my life that I could do what I want with myself in as long as I was prepared to face the consequences of my actions. Those that could not or would not live with the decisions that I made, I could always discard and by so doing I again had to live my life without these people that I choose to discard. And so begin my experiments with life.
 
The first major decision that I took in my life was to tell myself that I no longer wanted to concern myself with studying – or as I would prefer to interpret it – I no longer would allow anybody to ‘test or examine’ me for my knowledge or understanding of anything. That decision was made just after my A levels in Kuantan.
 
I did get four A levels which led me to mistakenly believe that I must be very smart to get four A levels when I did not study at all – and that the questions answered by me in the A levels were just from my general knowledge of things around me. So I tried to do the same thing in my first year at University. Suffice to say that I failed my exams so badly that I was asked to leave. So I left Uni and I left KL for London. I have a mental blockage right now and my mind refuses to go beyond the then Sungai besi International Airport – from where I left KL for London. So until I can unblock it…I need to stop for now.

Najib makes Idris Jala minister to run KPIs unit

Here is the thing. We have to understand this. You cannot have a good government with the present compliment of individuals from UMNO, MCA and MIC. It is simply not possible. No implementation of KPI by Idris Jala, Koh Tsu Koon or Azman Mokhtar will help. What is tragic is that these are three good people who are going to be buried under the mistaken belief that the proper implementation of their task – the administration of the KPIs will solve Najibs problem of having non performing Ministers. Idris Jala will find it impossible to be the force “driving implementation of performance management in the federal government”. Like Zaid he will fail in spite of his proven abilities to turn around MAS. Why?

Simply said it is not possible to do so because ‘performance management in the federal government’ cannot be achieved by a bunch of monkeys. They are not paid peanuts but they are still monkeys – with the probable exception of one…maybe two – and that definitely does not include Najib and Muyiddin. Picture this. Najib is asking his cabinet Ministers to do their work and Idris Jala will be advising the relevant Ministers how that is to be done? Please…go tell that to the UTK (or the Marines if you insists)

Can you see any of the Ministers listening to Idris Jala? Hell they don’t even listen to Najib because Najib owes his current position in UMNO and the Government to them. How so? Remember Anwar versus Ghaffar? Well Muhyiddin is now “Anwar”. Each Minister have already been canvassed and been told in no uncertain terms by Muhyiddin that when it’s time – they are not to be found wanting in terms of standing behind the dude that wears RM$500 shirts like we would take to a bowl of chendol.

Let us say that Idris Jala did find a Minister a bit remiss with his KPI’s and which Minister is not? So Najib calls in the said Minister into his office and do what? Remember this is the PM who still has not clear up his Altatantuya connections to the satisfaction of all Malaysian – including his Ministers! What does he say to his Minister? “Do as I do” or “Do as I say not do as I do?” or should it be “I do, you do, we do…but we don’t say lah”.

When we have a Prime Minister who is fundamentally flawed there is no way that he can get anybody under him to conform to any KPI’s or ‘performance management ‘ modules. He has got to understand that. Remember Idi Amin? He started as a sergeant (I think) with the British Colonial regiment, the King’s African Rifles. From 1977 to 1979, Amin titled himself as "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor[B] Idi Amin Dada, VC,[C] DSO, MC, Conqueror of the British Empire. We now know how that all ended.

Najib can implement all the KPI’s that he wants but no amount of KPI’s will save him. I know it takes a thief to catch one – but that using a thief to catch a thief cannot by any stretch of the imagination be applicable to the cabinet – where I agree there are already plenty of thieves – because in the cabinet you are suppose to Govern not carry on stealing! Humsap punya orang.

So cukuplah with all these KPI’s. Appointing Idris as CEO of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) is not going to do him or you any good – but pity the poor Idris. Like Zaid, it is hard to say no to a “Ministerial” appointment. I suggest Najib that you just lie down and roll over and wait for the inevitable – the end!

Like Badawi with his MACC it was damm silly of you to start with the Malaysia 1 and this KPI business in the first place when:

 

·      You do not have the capability to implement it effectively.

·      You do intend to implement it.

 

This has has now become another  ‘silap mata’ for the Rakyat consumption – only this time they are very aware of what is happening. Like I said, give Najib enough rope ……. Let us hope he is also reaching out for the rope that Muhyiddin is throwing him. Good night.

 

 

Reuters

No Muslims at Malaysia Black Eyed Peas concert

ReutersAugust 27, 2009, 3:18 pm

Muslims in Malaysia have been barred from attending a concert by U.S. hip hop band the Black Eyed Peas sponsored by Guinness which is owned by the world's biggest spirits group Diageo.

The move comes after a Malaysian Islamic court sentenced a 32-year Muslim woman to be caned after she was caught drinking beer in a hotel and at a time when an opposition Islamic party has moved against beer sales.

The concert, part of celebrations of Guinness 250th birthday, asks on its website (www.arthursday.com.my) "Are you a non-Muslim aged 18 years and above?" and if the response is no, access is not allowed.

Muslims account for 55 percent of the 27 million people in this Southeast Asian country and are barred from consuming alcohol although the rules are regularly flouted, especially in big cities like the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia's Guinness Anchor which sells Guinness and other brands here had sales of 1.2 billion Malaysian ringgit (210 million pounds) in 2008.

Even without alcohol, foreign bands are subject to scrutiny. Earlier this week, the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) said it wanted Danish band Michael Learns to Rock banned from performing as it would cause immorality.

Since 2007, PAS, the country's second largest political group measured by party membership, has campaigned against performances by the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne.

(Reporting by David Chance; editing by Sanjeev Miglani)