Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Leopard Can Never Change Its Spots, Sabah Political Has-Beens Joining Anwar?

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At least three are the ultimate frogs jumping from one political party to another when they can't get what they wanted......position and money.

Is there truth in FMT's report? Lajim has, on a number of occasions, denied the rumour.

Rumour has it that Anwar is coming to Sabah on 2 June, planning a demonstration in the state.

"Among the names being mentioned here and in Beaufort as well as in Labuan are Upko’s deputy president Wilfred Bumburing, former deputy chief minister during the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) government, Amir Kahar Datu Mustapha, former federal deputy minister, Yahya Lampong, and the CEO of state-owned Suria Capital, Ibrahim Menudin".

Among the four,  only Lajim may have the chance of retaining his seat, the rest have very slim chance of winning if they stand for elections.

Ibrahim Menudin's entry, if true, is a surprise, he was never in real politics.

Though, some join for the largesse, to maintain their lifestyle.

Isn't it obvious that the UMNO corrupt culture that Anwar pretends to despise is inherent in him.

A leopard can never change its spots. 

Bar Council's Rat-A-Tat-Tat

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There is no legalese (legal jargon) about the Bar Council pummeling the government. Plain and simple, dirty politics, it's taking side in the politics of this country.

Siding with the opposition Pakatan Rakyat to inflict maximum collateral damage on the government, Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling party.

Has the Bar Council ever disparaged or condemn PAS dared intention to implement hudud in the country or Anwar Ibrahim antipathetic participation in Bersih 3 and his suspected role in causing chaos and mayhem on the streets of Kuala Lumpur ?

Its former president is now actively involved in mob culture, organising street's protests, rally, march, sit-in and collusion with the oppositions to bring down a legally elected government.

Read on:

Bar Council Tiptoeing Into Politics

The council may deny this and hee-haw its way to explain itself. Yet, if its members were to take a step back, see what they did from an arm’s length, maybe they would not be too surprised that some people could get uncomfortable with its partisanship, especially in the current heightened political environment.

Zainul Ariffin, New Straits Times

IT has been a month since the Bersih 3.0  rally and it must be said that not many came out of the situation unscathed. The government, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, police, ministers, the media, Bersih organisers, politicians of all persuasions and ideologies and  participants share blame for one thing or another.

Joining the list, days later, would be the Bar Council, following its haste in calling an extraordinary general meeting that by and large, to a layman unfamiliar with the ifs and buts of legalese, was a condemnation of, among others, the government and the police for the chaos and violence that followed.

In these days of cyber activism, there are videos of all kinds, promoting this or that side, each exposing transgressions by “the other guy”. It was not a day all of us can be proud of.

Hence, I do not believe the government and the police deserved to be singled out by the Bar Council.

Clearly, no side is blameless,  yet the council seemed to abhor the idea of criticising the guys in yellow, portraying them as innocent weekend democracy advocates bullied by cops ordered to terrorise.

The Bersih 3.0 rally was an event waiting to be hijacked. I am sure the organisers, who are not naive, knew it. While many were out for their constitutional walk, a few of the many thousands who gathered came with the idea of promoting their politics and causes, if not mischief and mayhem.

Thus, I think, the council’s leaders should not be too surprised if some would describe the Bar as partisan in this issue. Its  EGM and resolution blaming the post-rally messiness on the government clearly indicated the position it had carved for itself in the national political landscape.

Having said so, there are several philosophical questions that need answering. Should the Bar Council be neutral, anyway? What is its role in civil society? Or should it not try to keep its house in order first, for instance, by ridding the profession of crooked lawyers and such?

Now, this being a democratic country, the council is free to support anyone, or adopt any position. I suppose it just needs to be clear about it.

Nevertheless, it is the expectation of many that when the council discussed the Bersih incident, it would look at it in totality.  I understand the greater agenda of democracy, but for a layman like me, it should at least be seen to be an honest broker in this issue.  Maybe we are being a little naive.

It admonished the government and the police, and demanded apologies for indiscriminate and excessive use of force. Yet, it only dealt in passing with the violence by some protesters. Read more.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Najib Disband The Panel And Treat The Bar Council As A Political Party

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The Bar council is on head-on collision with the government when they show arrogance and disrespect to the government appointed panel on police brutality at the Bersih 3 rioting.

Without the opposition Pakatan Rakyat active involvement Ambiga would not be able to rally 100 people let alone 150,000. The huge number was claimed by Anwar Ibrahim and him taking much of the credit for the huge turnout and the subsequent mayhem. The Wall Street Journal, who used to love him dearly have asked him to plead guilty, pay the fine and be done with it.

When you overdo things even your closest ally would get fed up, just like many of his close friends and aides that left him because they could not tolerate his unjust behaviour.

My advice to Prime Minister Najib is to disband the panel immediately and start treating the Bar Council not as  amalgamation of lawyers but as that of politicians and a political party. 

Lawyer always think they are smarter than everyone else and this bunch of adolescent degraded the legal fraternity to a band of cranks, churlish and foolhardy.

What kind of oxymoron statement from the Council's vice-president, one Christopher Leong when he said "He said the council holds strong to its position that Tun Hanif Omar should be disqualified from the post of the panel’s chairman as the latter had already previously indicated his anti-Bersih views"

Then he said "however, that the council was not questioning Hanif’s integrity as it respects the former Inspector-General of Police’s contribution to the country"

Moron! You either respect his integrity or you don't! There's no two ways about it.

This is what happened when you have callow and wet behind the ears lawyers heading the council. 

If they want to party, let's party!

Story at

Latest: Bersih has joined the Bar Council snubbing the panel led by Haniff.  Here.

It makes sense to disband the panel as its finding would never be accepted by the Bar Council, Bersih, Pakatan Rakyat and pro-opposition supporters.

Melayu Lawan Melayu: Siapa Kah Yang Samseng Besar ?

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Manusia cari kepandaian, UMNO dan PKR cari pergaduaan.

Inilah budaya samseng Melayu yang akan memusnahkan negara and bangsa.

Inilah ketua samseng PKR.

Mob strangling a policeman during Bersih 3

A policeman kicked off his motorcycle escaped from the mob.

Terdesak! Jangan salah sangkah, ini perbuatan PKR sendiri untuk mencari simpati rakyat.

Budaya ini akan berlanjutan selagi Anwar Ibrahim dan Pakatan tidak dapat memenangi Putrajaya.

Monday, May 28, 2012


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Snake oil:   A product that has been proven to not live up to the vendor's marketing hype.Elixirs and potions of all kinds, even ones that supposedly included the oils from snakes, were sold as a cure for everything that ailed a person.

Remember the Wild West, travelling huckster selling snake oil that can cure everything from blindness to any ailment under the sun, big or small. 

In Sabah, we also have our version of snake oil salesman travelling for one tamu ground to another in our small towns. Their concoction also promised to cure everything from erectile dysfunction to every imaginable illnesses that you can think of, including the many incurable cancers.

It's what I called selling hopes.

In our national politics, one man stands out as the greatest 'snake oil' salesman, selling hopes to the people so that he can become the prime minister of this country.The heaps of cure-all promises he made can make the real culprit gaping in awe. His name is Anwar Ibrahim.

Prince Charles was once branded as a 'snake oil' salesman for his support of homeopathic remedies.Homeophatic and chiropractic spine manipulation are potentially dangerous treatment according to some medical experts.

Let's list some, if not all, of Anwar's promises to make Malaysians reach greater height or suffer a greater malady at his hands.

He said that a political change was badly needed to free the country from corruption, poverty, racism, discrimination and exploitation.That I have no doubt we all must do.

If that come from someone who has not been in government, who has not shared the evils that he mentioned, who is fresh and had no sin of commission I would support him wholeheartedly.

He said if Pakatan were to take Putrajaya, the petrol price would go down the very next day and the toll charges for the North-South Expressway would be abolished.

How many billions in subsidies and compensation would the Malaysian taxpayers have to fork out ? The government must compensate the concessionaires for the losses they may incur. Unless, Anwar can turn this country into absolute socialism or communism and nationalised all the privatised highways, there is no way he can avoid paying compensations.

Anwar  also promised he would increase for Sabah and other oil producing states oil royalty from 5% to 20%. 

Would he be taking from the left pocket to pay the right pocket and reduce the federal allocation of development expenditure to the oil producing states? The states would be back to square one, it would be a short-lived happiness, as they later found out they have been short-changed. 

Anwar also promised to abolish the PTPTN and write-off loans already given out.

Again, one should look at this as another one of his 'playing to the gallery' promise that would deprive less fortunate students to further their studies, if the government don't make tertiary education absolutely free for all students, rich or poor.Do we have the resources to make all tertiary education free?

Can the government afford such tremendous strain on its budget?

Anwar, also promised to trim the national budget, cut budget deficit and bring down the per capita debt?

So, fellow Malaysians, tell me, just a few of those promises he made, how do you reconcile with the last one, the trimming of the national budget. 

On one hand he was lavishly generous and on the other hand he promised prudence in his spending, cutting it to the bare minimum. 

You don't have to be a genius to figure out how horrendous our "balance sheet" would be if all those promises were implemented. 

His mathematics does not add up !

The nation would end having no money for developments.

Don't you think ANWAR is the super-duper SNAKE OIL 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Merdeka Poll: Are West Malaysians Cows ?

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Nine out 10 West Malaysians voters want the electoral roll cleaned up before the 13th general elections.

George Gallup would be very impressed with the Merdeka Centre poll, a 90% affirmation, such extraordinary result.

How the Merdeka Centre conduct their survey and extrapolating the result is only known to them. 

Who audit their books?

Maybe, it's high time the government appoint a body to audit their poll results to ensure there would not be misleading polls to juggle public opinion.

Would that poll confirm that West Malaysians are cows? Can't think for themselves. They need people like Ambiga, the fame seeker, to rein them in and lead them to pasture.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ambiga, Anwar:Is The British Electoral Roll Dirty Too?

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Is Malaysia electoral roll as dirty as Ambiga and Anwar made it out to be that they have to organise a huge rally calling for free and fair elections?

Our laws and parliamentary system are inherited from the British.Almost everything in government are based on the British system including our civil service and not forgetting we, like the Brits, also drive on the wrong side of the road, different from the rest of Europe and America.

We have inherited a unique system of government which had prevailed well over the decades until some smart asses came up with their stupid argument that there was something very wrong with the system. 

The 2005 U.K.Elections gave Labour only 36.1% of the total votes, but they managed to form the government on their own, against the total oppositions votes of 64.%.

Even if all the opposition parties joined forces, they still do not have enough seats to form the government.

This table indicates those parties with over one seat, Great Britain only
Seats %Votes %Votes
Labour Party35556.536.19,552,436
Conservative Party19831.533.28,782,192
Liberal Democrats629.922.65,985,454
Scottish National Party61.01.6412,267
Plaid Cymru30.50.7174,838


The Labour Party only had 36.1% of the total votes but 56.5% of the total seats.The Conservative and all other parties put together had 63.9% of the votes but only 43.5% of the seats.

No citizen and no one in the opposition complained that the UK electoral roll is dirty or the system is fucked up.The losers took the losses in their stride.

Even Raja Petra has written about this a number of times, which was a bit unfortunate, since he now lives in the U.K, he should have known better that the same anomaly exists in the British system.

The 2010 U.K.Elections was highly contested that ended in a 'hung' parliament.No single party has sufficient majority to from the government. The result below.


  • Prediction
  • 326 to win
Liberal Democrat
Democratic Unionist Party
Scottish National Party


  1. CON36.1%
  2. LAB29.0%
  3. LD23.0%
  4. OTHERS11.9%


5%From LAB to CON

Labour lost the government on 5% swing to the Conservative, yet the Conservative can't form the government on their own.

We are different from the American system as far as elections are concerned.The American president is indirectly elected by the people through what they called electoral colleges, but members of the federal legislature, the Congress are elected directly.

I have great faith in our democracy and our electoral system, it may not be perfect, but than no system is perfect, everyone has a fair chance of winning an election, without fear or favour, as can be seen in March 2008. The opposition did not win the federal government then was because of the system, not of cheating or dirty electoral rolls.

I challenge Ambiga and Anwar to show substantive proof that there had been massive cheating in past elections and that the electoral rolls are dirty.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Purple Prose !

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Remember! When we first learned to write English we were told about the correct usage of the language. 

Never start a sentence with a conjunction, an adjective is always followed by a noun and so forth. Those were the infant days of our learning process.

As many of you would know the English language has many pitfalls on the correct usage of words and grammar. 

Some of us do break the rules, murdering the language, preferring style over conformity.Some, killed the story they wrote with prolixity, quantity over substance. Some, are verbose, wordy and long-winded and the story got lost in translation. Some, are just not adapt to writing but tried anyway and got lost in the twilight world of ignorance. 

If you think that's all funny, nothing beats over-the-top word's there staring right at you.

PKR holds Umno responsible for ‘night of bloodshed’ in Lembah Pantai

Only two people were hurt in the fracas. The editor should be stoned for this laughable mix of contradiction and exaggeration.

The night saw a senior citizen suffering an open wound to the head after being hit with a stone and a 12-year-old possibly breaking her wrist.

What the hell a 12-year old doing attending a political ceramah? It shows Malaysian parents bear no discipline themselves exposing their kids to the smutty world of politics at such tender age.

"bloodshed" -slaughtermassacrekilling,woundingcarnagebutcherybloodlettingbloodbathviolence,fightingwarfareliterary slaying.

From Lim Kit Siang's blog by Mariam Mokhtar
To make these links is to overlook decades of known atrocities committed by Umno to control the rakyat. We cannot ignore the wider picture in an effort to seek easy answers and scapegoats to explain these abhorrent actions.

The tragedy of May 13 was blamed on worsening Malay-Chinese relations, the Memali incident on a banned Islamic sect and the murder of Altantuya on a greedy vindictive woman. Scratch beneath the surface and a different picture emerges.
"atrocities" -cruelty,enormityoutragehorrormonstrosityobscenityviolationcrime,abusebarbaritybarbarismbrutalitysavageryinhumanity,wickednesseviliniquity
Some become a joke unto themselves.
The purple prose!