Sunday 16 January 2011

Only in Malaysia...only in Malaysia!

Today at Belaga Najib announced that the Federal government has agreed in principle to write off the balance of RM41 Million in housing loans owned by 1500 families who were relocated following the construction of the Bakun Dam. "Because there was a strong basis to give the villagers such assistance!" Just as there is a strong basis for MACC to kill Teoh Beng Hock? For the UTK guys to blow up Altantuya? Huh!

Then we see the spectacle of a 74 year-old Taib Mahmud marrying a 28 year old Syrian. We see this situation everyday in any of the massage parlor that abounds in Bukit Bintang. He driven by lust and she driven by money - and they each service each other and all is done within the hour….but this Sarawak Syrian union will last a bit longer. How much longer is really none of my concern. And he is Chief Minister of Sarawak? God help that Chief Minister and then God help Sarawak! 

Then there is that sad and sorry saga of Ummi Haflida Ali seeking another 15 minutes of fame and a last payday before the advent of old age catches up with her. Now I know that I did not have sex with that girl! Though  Norazman Abdullah @ Baginda anak Minda did claimed that he had sex with Ummi in London! Anybody else who can claim that she had sex with this Ummi Haflida Ali? 
 Then there is the matter of the Utusan Senior Reporter being suspended for being critical of his own UMNO-owned daily. Utusan Malaysia is the number one selling Malay-Language daily with a circulation of around 180,00. This, according to the people at Utusan, is a remarkably high net circulation under the Bahasa Malaysia category. Yeah right! UMNO has 3.6 million registered members and Utusan’s circulation is 180,000? What does that say about Utusan? That even UMNO members will not buy Utusan? Die lah like that! The truth is this: By any category the circulation of this newspaper sucks! Utusan Malaysia is a sorry excuse for a daily.

How sad that our Malay leaders keep isolating themselves and most Malays from the realities that is out there. And everyday and every time that they do so we Malays sink lower into the abyss of inbreeding ourselves intellectually. We cannot gain strength from competition and exposure to others who are better then us. And into all this comes the chant of Ketuanan Melayu! How much more can the Malays take of this condescending attitude of their own leaders?   

Now Syed Mokhtar. Debts of RM$25 biillion? That is more debts then what some countries has. I am told that these debts are structured in such a way that it presents no danger to the banking system of the country! Agreed. No danger to the Banking System of the United Kingdom or the USA but what about the Malaysian Banking System! Bro just this reminder. If Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. can declare bankruptcy you think Syed Mokhtar is invincible? Syed Mokhtar does business within a cocoon. The UMNO cocoon. UMNO gives him projects. UMNO banks bankrolls him. UMNO gives him all the breaks that he needs. Take UMNO away and Syed Mokhtar’s business dies a natural death quicker then you or anyone else can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Have the educated, intelligent and rational generation of Malays all left UMNO?

When the court initially finds in favor of the opposition as in Perak – they appeal its decision confident that the Judiciary is ultimately theirs to instruct and manage. When a death in custody happens the usual suspects are paraded. A commission, an inquiry, no stones unturned….and then slowly but surely nothing will come of it. They play the Judiciary as if it was their own – and why not when the Chief Justice is indeed their own. Whenever a situation arise that will give problems to them they no longer even have the decency to pay lip service to placate the Rakyat – now days it is deny, deny deny.

Deny there was ever any intention to humiliate the Hindus in the cow-head incident. Deny that there was anything wrong in the caning sentence of Kartika but nevertheless no less a person then the Prime Minister himself has asked her to appeal for a reduction in her sentence.

Arrest 16 people for carrying yellow candles and red and white roses who were seeking freedom of religion in this country. They invoke the name of ALLAH at their whims and fancies and see no sin in promoting the very sins that Islam frowns upon. For surely corruption and greed is also corruption and greed whether in Mecca or Malaysia?

That all this has become the norm for UMNO frightens me. This is the arrogance of power that I am talking about. Perhaps the most outrageous example of this arrogance is their inability to understand that there are other points of view to be considered other then their own. To them any deviations from their point of view is a conspiracy to undermine their ability to hold on to power – no matter what.

I try to do this. By my writing if I can turn one person against UMNO – just one – then we are one person ahead towards our ‘brand new beginning’. Do as I do. Go talk to one person and bring him or her into our fold – then one by one we will slowly but surely build up our strength and strike down UMNO and Barisan. Go do it now! You are one. With me we are two! 


  1. SteadyAku

    You`re doing a wonderful job by spreading the message. Keep it up and may god keep you safe and healthy to ensure you keep writting.

  2. Have you heard about Proxy voters? EC is suggesting proxu voter. No wonder, they need 2/3 voter the next parliament. Is there going to be more phantom votes? This is outrageous for them to even suggest things like this!

  3. I am with Pakatan all the way. I cannot see beyond opportunist still on the side of UMNO/BN. I feel very sad and sorry for them for they have eyes that see not and have ears that hear not.

  4. I am forwarding it to all my malay friends...

  5. Very good stuff steadyaku47.I totally agree with you that all of us must be an activist to influence at least one soul to stop this rot.I pray that you will continue writing till the eve of GE 13.May your efforts be seen as jihad by the Almighty.

  6. I will do whatever I can to support PR to form the government. Failing which I thought of going to The Olgas or Kata Tjuta to hibernate my frustration and sadness.

  7. No point appealling to the converts. Write this article in Malay and have hard copies distributed to the Malay kampungs where people are less inclined to surf the net but rely on Utusan Malaysia.

  8. this have been happening for donkey years. when i was still a kid, i was being told to beratur outside when someone important comes for a visit to kibar the bendera. during those days, many malaysian can mixed around freely without a hitch. somehow, things beginning to change as i grew older. i saw the differences in many things. some malaysians were being treated differently as an outsider, though most are from the 3rd to 6th generation. a few friend of mine, who are from the 1st and 2nd generation were being consider special, and were given the status. a person i got to know, a true breed pakistani were also given a status too, and he only came to malaysia 20 years ago. i can roughly give the reason, why? but prefer not too. i do not care much on the status issue, but prefer all malaysian are being treated equally. this current gomen of 53 years have totally screw up our beautiful country for their own selfishness, greed and agendas. it is time to remove them out and restore back to where we are ones as a malaysian in tunku days.

  9. those downward hardcore supporters of bn should realize that the loser will always be them, me and other malaysians. whatever may come in future, we are the one who will suffer most, even our children's and future generations. those political ppl have millions stashed in their bank accounts, so they do not care not worry much on what will happen to us next. look at ourself right now, daily expenses and necessities are increasing. soon... kita semua kena ikat perut. yang untung si diaorang, masih boleh enjoy pi disneyland bila bila masa.

  10. Keep up the good fight, beb

  11. Please Sir,can i have sommore?Have been reading your post for a while now.Felt sad that they really dug into your personal it's time for payback!!!!as a gentleman or just give them the upper chin


  13. Pak Hamid,

    How about compiling some of your selected works into a book or two ?

    Perhaps, we could then buy them as gifts to our family, friends and whoever them might be, to give them a realistic take of what quagmire our country is rolling into, to sway the perceptions that most of us were brought up with and still blur-blur over the working of the government.

    All the best to you and your family, Pak Hamid. Terima kasih.