Monday 10 August 2009

Principled Politics.

Why is it that I, as a Malay, show much disrespect to Najib? Why are there so many Hang Jebats as oppose to Hang Tuahs in this time of ours – ready to do verbal battle with our leaders? Menderhaka they say. Sometimes after I have written my piece I read them and I am appalled at the venom of what I write. While we are Hang Jebats we do what we do because of what Hang Tuah had said  “Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia”. If we do not care for our survival as a viable partner to the other races in our country then who will?
We want to tell the Malays and the people of our country that there is an alternative to the excesses of the past fifty years when UMNO were in power and got totally carried away. You not only systematically steal from our national treasuries but also take from other Malays what as taken years to acquire. How else do you explain the use of the EPF and Petronas funds to bail out your failures?
If you ask how can DAP, Keadilan and PAS work together towards a common goal when their fundamental beliefs are so divisive? I say this….how about principled politics? 
Politics with ethical and moral sense. A sense of what is right and what is wrong. It is wrong to govern our country as you do now. Money Politics, Corruption, Nepotism, no accountability, no taking of responsibility, putting away of your own citizens for their political beliefs, you every day deeds and actions totally focused on self preservation. It is right for Pakatan Rakyat to want transparency and accountability in the system of Government. Politics without principal as you now practice is without a soul. Empty and void of any decency and righteousness.  
Our Nation’s hope for tomorrow lies with the young. One of them, Teoh Beng Hock is no longer with us. It lies with the young within our midst who believes that it is imperative to insist on principled politics if we are to survive as a Nation.
It also lies with the young who even now have no qualms about accepting bribes if they have the power and the opportunity. It also lies with the young who are with Pemuda UMNO - the same Pemuda UMNO headed by KJ – of whom many have said of his victory as Ketua Pemuda “KJ menang. UMNO kalah”.
It lies with Nurrul Izzah Anwar – the same Nurul who won over Sharizat despite Shrizat being a Wanita UMNO who can work and contribute positively to the Nation.
So our Nation hopes lies with the young but while some of them will lead there are many that needs to be led. Our work to make them ready must begin now.
Our Nation hope for tomorrow lies with you and me. It lies with Anwar Ibrahim. With Tok Guru. With Karpal Singh and with Lim Kit Siang. It lies with Zacharia, Shahzlina, M Nasir, Misha Omar. Jacyln Victor with Nicol David, with Lee Chong Wei, with Quzier Ambak, with Shalin Zulkifli. It lies with everybody.  It lies with all of us – and unfortunately it also lies with Najib Razak, Mahyiddin, JJ and all those people who are now with UMNO who have a preoccupation of looting the country’s resources without fear of God.
Why should thieving Politicians and Government Servants be treated different from other criminals? We have had snatch thieves caught and killed by community vigilantes. Pickpockets have been punished in the most gruesome manner when caught by the public, suspects are killed in shootouts with Police. These Politicians are allowed to go free with their grand theft  -  is there one law for the poor and another for the politicians? The stench continues to grow.
PKFZ. What UMNO can do MCA can do better? Go try and figure that out.
MIC. Maika. The Telekom Shares Debacle. Simply put in language that every one can understand. Ten Million Telekoms share were offered to MIC at $5 a share. Maika acquired only one million shares the rest were for the account of those identified by Samy Velu. When Telekoms shares were first traded it fetched RM6.15 per share. By mid 1992 the Telecom shares were worth RM11 to RM13. Had MIC been given the additional Nine million shares already on offer it would have realized a profit of RM120 million by just hanging on to those share. After 17 months of investigation the Anti Corruption Agency cleared Samy Velu of any wrong doing. Do we expect anything less?
Samy Velu was the largest individual shareholder with 2.8 million shares. The rich man that he is and he still needs to have some more by stealing from the poor of his own race? Go figure that out!
This is the same Samy Velu who last week tells MIC “"There is no point in going against the government just to release their emotions. Many of our requests have been met !!”
Mahathir blames this same Samy Velu for the ills of the Indians. Was not this same Samy Velu in your cabinet Mahathir? So do not lecture us on probity!! HAH !!
We have much work to do. We begin now. 


  1. An eye opener for those who are are voting for BN, Wake up! Translate this into bahasa melayu, madarin and tamil. This should be read by all citizen of malaysia. The people are struggling to make ends meet, yet we have politician who built 24 millions dollars bangalow to enjoy ill gotton gains.

  2. Steady,

    Seandainya kaum Cina perkatakan apa yang tuan sebut di atas, mereka akan dikecam sebagai pencabar KETUANAN MELAYU.

    Seandainya kaum Melayu berbuat demikian, merekan adalah PENGKHIANAT MELAYU.

    Begitulah UMNO, UTUSAN dan MSM bersandiwara.

    Sebaik-baiknya, semua di Malaysia sudah tidak perlu dikaitkan dengan bangsa selepas lima puluh tahun merdeka.

    Mengapa kerajaan kita menentang Apartheid di Afrika Selatan tetapi berbuat hampir serupa?

  3. I am not very sure what is the price paid by MIC (is it RM5?) per share. But I am very sure that Telekom share was priced at RM2.40 per share when it was offered at IPO. Anyway what ever the price, RM2.40 or RM5, any one got the shares still made a big pile and laughed all the way to the bank. Those who got the Telekom shares through the proper and lawful means can count themselves lucky but those who got the shares but cheating their own people can count themselves as the biggest thief.

  4. Hi Hussein, we are of the same age group and I strongly believe that we need Malay voices like yours to challenge the UMNO members! Any other person (race) can be deemed as inciting racial sentiments!!! Keep talking man! Kudos to you! I feel that there is hope for our beautiful country and I hope many more Malays realized the truth about our current situation politically and economically!

  5. PenProp - CPI has translated on of my article but I have tried to express my self in Bahasa but I am not that good - been taught in english all my life - susah nak tukar.

    Suci dalam Debu - memang tidak perlu dikaitkan dengan bangsa - saya comfident kita boleh berdiri at par dengan sesiapa pun.

    H S Lee - I am in Adelaide - would appreciate if you could let me know the exact price so that I could make the necessaary correction. Tqs.

    bokjae - Maybe we are of the same age - tapi I handsome sikit kut? MERDEKA !!!

  6. Dear Hussein,
    I am very sorry for my above comment which wrongly quoted the IPO price for Telekom as RM2.40.
    You are absolutely right that MIC got the Telekom shares at RM5, which I just checked my hard copy.

    IPO price for MISC is RM2.40