Friday 15 April 2011

Taib Mahmud: Rogue Politician.

Politics can lay claim to being the second oldest profession known to men….and women too! Being a close second to the oldest profession does not make it a less honourable profession though many would dispute that premise given the goings on within our long suffering country.

Politics in Malaysia is a business of volatile change. The question of what is inappropriate behaviour, the culture of how people behave, the judgement of what constitutes criminality is no longer the purview of the public or common sense. It is decided by those in power to serve their own interest. Politicians no longer stab each other in the back. They now stand face to face and stab each other in the chest - in media circuses that is all hype and where no one takes responsibility for what they say or do.

Among the things that differentiate politics in Malaysia from politics in Australia is the level of “spin” that Malaysian politicians seems to relish doing without bothering to understand the Rakyat’s capacity to think for themself.

“Spin” is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain issue, part or public figure.

We see this everyday in the utterances of these people who see themselves as “leaders” in politics or as leaders of whatever calling they chose to champion. If you look hard enough you will be able to find even a group championing “Ibrahim Ali for ALL Malaysian!.” I myself can find at least two supporters who will insists that I am eminently qualified to be a politician – despite my aversion to being one! We need to accept is that we are all the same because we are all different. The potential for greatness lies in all of us but the truth is that for most it will simply not happen….not even the fifteen minutes of fame that Warhol promised us! But being different does not mean that we cannot act together in getting rid of these rogue politicians from Barisan Nasional!   

So where did we go wrong? How are we today cursed with these rogue politicians? Leaders who have failed us? A Prime Minister who seems to think that he has become Prime minister of this country by “an act of God”? It has to be an act of God because there are already multiple chances to stop someone like Najib to become Prime Minister of our country – and yet he IS Prime Minister of this country!

Have all these “fail safe” mechanism to stop these rogue politicians from taking office failed? Why has UMNO been allowed to rule for over 50 years while compounding every cascading failure upon the people of this country? Why has Taib Mahmud been able to rape and pillage the wealth of Sarawak for himself and his cronies?

Elections are designed to give us respite from failed leaders and corrupt politicians and anything else that could go wrong in a democracy. It did not happen in Malaysia. The votes that the Rakyat had to cast at these elections to effect this change did not happen. After the general elections when it became obvious that no change came despite promises made, the Rakyat again failed to ensure that the by-elections would reflect their contempt for these corrupt rogue politicians.

It will take time to figure out why all these multiple chances to stop corrupt and arrogant leaders from taking office failed the Malaysia Rakyat time and time again. No wonder we now have these Barisan Leaders claiming their “right” to continue in office because it is “an act of God”.

We will leave the post mortem to another time. For now we have more pressing concerns in Sarawak. Until we can figure out a way to have responsible and decent leaders to govern us, we need to stop Taib Mahmud from doing any more harm to Sarawak. All that Taib Mahmud now has to offer Sarawak is nothing more then greed! Greed for power and greed for money.

So far all that the people of Sarawak has tried to do to rid themselves of this rogue Chief Minister has failed leaving the people with only two options. One slow and unproven and the other fast, effective and sure.

The first one is to believe what Najib and Taib himself have promised: That Taib will leave. This is as good as saying that Najib too will leave politics – a self-fulfilling prophecy true even of Mahathir when he first took office in 16th July 1981. It came true 22 years later!

The second is fast, effective and sure. The people of Sarawak must cast their vote to get Taib Mahmud out NOW!     


  1. Taib is more than a rogue politician. The way he enriched himself at the expense of Sarawak demands highest condemnation and if this has happened in China, there is little doubt that he would be shot! Instead he has been feted around the world, including Australia until recently. Yes, please send him to join Ben Ali, Mubarak and Gaddafi this Saturday, we beg you Sarawak!


  2. Sir,

    In two days time, I hope Taib Mahmud will be known as EX-CM.

    If I have my way, it will be prisoner number !@#$%$. At least 5 digits because there are simply too many thieves with YB title.

  3. What a slogan you attach to yourself, when you are so bias and lob-sided

    Next the matter at hand,

    Raja Petra Kamuruddin

    To begin, RPK’s slogan to your blog “Source of Independent News” is but a laugh!!!! For his blog swears by The Most Lob-side news that is merely to promote him and his one-track mind

    In response to his claim that he did not accuse and implicate Datuk Najib and Rosmah with the killing of Altantuyu;

    RPK, once and for all stop being a fake, you have been a phony all your life. You cannot be counted with the rest of us Malaysians, so you had to seek an attention seeking way out – write rubbish to get into the news.

    From your days at VI you have been troublesome. It was your father’s pushy influence that saw to your admission at VI never on merit. Then when you became a misfit among the brighter students, you turned into a frenzied attention-seeking maniac. And you ran into trouble at every nook and corner at school.

    As an adult, your failure in life, again saw you turn into the same attention-seeking maniac. You began to hide behind the skirt of your wife to strike out al all others.

    Everyone was wrong in your eyes except the failed megalomaniac in you. The history of Malaysia is wrong, Independence of Malaysia was wrong, May 13th accounts were wrong, Tun Dr Mahathir was wrong, Abdullah Badawi was wrong and then, Datuk Najib is wrong, only Raja Petra is the right.

    After having dragged Najib and Rosmah through the dirt, now you declare that you never collaborated or character assassinated by publishing depredatory articles and printing doctored false photographs of the PM. (what more by a elected opposition member) What more, he went through the trouble of taking out a Statutory Declaration. What a bogus sham you are!

    You are not merely a fake and a bluff but a traitor! - A traitor is one who would abandon and ditch his daughters and sons and run away to safety, to save his own neck. One who runs not wanting to fight another day but to criticise from afar! Living out of the money of others. One who saves his soul to live in comfort when financed by some greedy jealous zealot?

    Next, RPK has the audacity to talk of credibility!
    When his own credibility is the most dubious in Malaysia!

    This fellow took so much trouble to swear and take out a Statutory Declaration to implicate Datin Rosmah with the murder of Altantuyu, which he later published.

    He had abetted to accuse Rosmah of being involved in the murder by saying that ever the 'flip-flop' PM of that time had with him a report from Military Intelligence, which was in the safe hands of Khairi of the incident.

    Further he had collaborated by mentioning that that the Rulers were in the know of the matter.

    Having gone through so much trouble to implicate, point, imply, insinuate and accuse Rosmah and Najib of being the “murderers” of Altantuyu, now he tries to absolve himself – so much for his credibility and honesty.

    Credibility and Honesty has always been the furthest thing associated with the bluffing RPK to get into the news. He would even murder his own mother to get into the news!

  4. @ MalaysianPotpourri
    Aren't you biased and lopsided?!

    Talk about RPK having one track mind! In your so many words you only had said no way Najib and Rosmah can ever be implicated for the murder of Altantunya!

    All you said are so much lobbed rubbish that if they are meant as exactly the opposite, they are more logical if not more probable.

    The truths are the opposite of your spins. Your info/news are all lies.

  5. What say you old man.....aiseyman say something before this Sarawak result is out. Why sudden non stamina I guess. Go get some tongkat ali la

  6. Yeah we hope Taib Mahmud will be known as EX-Cm soon but BN rules OK

  7. That's what you get from Red alpa whose too obseeesed with that fat belly botak head guy

  8. Hei grandpa grandpa ,Tok Sein...wake up,wake up..... you are having a nightmare.The opposition have won in the Sarawak election.
    Grandpa : what erection!

  9. See those basket communist chinese ...never trust them be it there or over here. They never seem to have enough just like those greedy pigs.... buzz off