Friday 24 December 2010

This was posted way back on Monday, August 10, 2009
..still relevant today.

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. That's because Najib is the pinnacle of UMNO's pyramid of sins, Najib is the sum of all UMNO's SHITS!

  2. This is the first time I am reading your Blog. I saw it in Malaysia Today. This article and the others you have written has taken the words of our mouths. I think that you have made you case and now we have to get the government to act. First of all the Parliament, the supreme policy making body in this country, must be the primary fountain of Justice and Fair play. My conculsion based on waht is happening now is that, " Mr. Speaker Sir, you slip is showing.

    Secondly, the Judiciary. We Malysian would like this all important institution to apply the laws of this land in a consitant manner.There are far too many exceptions. The Judiciary must be beyond reproach and the 'Palace of Justice' for all Malaysians and those foreigners who come to Malaysia to invest in our country. You may be aware that Investment Agreements signed between local partners and foreign investors have a clause where arbitration is subjected to courts outside Malaysia.

    Thirdly, there must be transparency and financial accontability.The Treasury must be allowed to detemine the costing of Projects and the Accountant General must be unleashed and allowed to do his constitutional job. Mnay countries have moved to strucuted costing. Where the Cost Accountants determine the prticing of contracts.Politicians should stop mocking Civil Servants with the retort, when are you going to get your PhD., every time they request for more time to make a detailed study on the social and financial implications of the projct. We cannot spend money we do not have.And if you think that you draw down on your Foreign Reserves forget it. The moment you do that and the speculators get wind of it they will be down on your financial market like vultures.

    Fourthly,Yes, we want speedy development of our country. But this must be balanced with the aherence to the rule of law and not on the dictum that the powerful do not heed and those who heed are powerless.

    And, finally, never forget that more haste means less speed. We must do it only once and we must get it right thye first time. The outside world is in no mood to wait for countries like Malaysia. They are going to forge ahead and no matter what we say and muddle along the middle Sir Harry Lee who took his country form a per capita income of S$ 400.00 in 1966 to S$ 44,000.00 today is going to demand of his successors form 'Up There' that in the next 40 years per capita income must double from its present level.

  3. Very good article indeed. May I add that besides financial corruption, another great injustice done over the years to Malaysia is the appaling education system that we have now.

    A clear e.g. although provided for in the constitution, they deny some of us parents & our children the option to learn S&M in English. Even a court recently ruled in favour of their parents. Our education act also specifically allow teaching subjects in the parents' preferred languague.

    Can we hope to get it right before the next generation suffer too? A change on govt would be a good start.

  4. what do you mean principle politics?
    what bn does is principled. it is with principle that, they award contracts worth billions of ringgit to those who can be cajoled to give back.
    how else was the port klang issue grew to be a big mess. well, its a mess to audit, but in terms of payments, not so much. everyone got their money's worth.
    that is principled. they do things with the preservation of self interest at heart. that is the only rule. money and favors has always ruled in the world of politics, just that in malaysia, everything and nothing is politics.

  5. do u know hang tuah is a chinese convert?


  7. ..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.

    Great article Sir!