Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Be world class by kicking out world class performers!



And the 1Malaysia Formula 1 team is about to make its debut, naturally, for the glory of the country.

Kudos to that. But then why is it that on another corner we are giving the boot to another world class performer, who incidentally heads a corporation that also helps to fire the engines of the world's F1 team in Sepang? I'm talking about Hassan Merican, the highly-credible and world-class performing head honcho of Petronas.

We want to be world-class and yet we are kicking out a world class performer within our midst.

So, Omar Ong is being appointed to the Board of Petronas in spite of all the protests by the rest of the gang, and word has it that Hassan Merican is going on retirement...

Personally, I don't see this as a wise move...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Anwar kowtows to his benefactor, Al Gore...



When Bush was still in office, Anwar made his way to Munich and Washington to look for Wolfowitz. When the Democrats came to power, Anwar once again made that pilgrimage to look for his old benefactor and Godfather, Al Gore. It is no secret that both Wolfowitz and Gore are staunch neo-cons. These two characters are always there for Anwar.

At approximately 2.00 a.m. on September 24 2009 (last Thursday in Malaysia), Anwar Ibrahim left for New York for a rendezvous with Al Gore (a Democrat and former U.S. Vice President). Anwar was provided with a luxury first class ticket for the trip, and, of course, he would be checking-in to a 5-star hotel (even higher if any is available) in the Big Apple. So special is Anwar to Al Gore that both would be doing somersaults for each other. Hey, Anwar even had time to watch a screening of the Hollywood version of Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons," perhaps to shore up his psyche and emulate the neo-con strategies and tactics in real life.Anwar is all ready to face Gore...

Along with Anwar's other American supporters and lobbyists, including former Secretary of State, Sean McCormack and influential US diplomat,Tom Casey, Al Gore have no qualms in giving support through the good office of the White House. Gore's press statement released on August 1 2008 is case in point.

Why the need for Anwar to meet Gore again and again? What do they have to discuss?

On August 6, 2008, Anwar also met Gore in Singapore...and earlier, when he was charged with sodomy I, Al Gore wasted no time defending Anwar's ass (pun intended!) through that all-telling press statement on August 1. Going deeper, five days after Gore made the statement, a face to face closed-door meeting between the two was held in Singapore. Of course, the central topic was Anwar's posterior and its legal (illegal) position!

Officially the meeting was about Global warming, ASEAN and democracy, but unofficially it was about fomenting regional agitation and disaffection based on Anwar's behind.

On November 16 1998, Al Gore openly spoke out for Anwar in the light of sodomy I, while giving a dinner speech on the sidelines of the APEC Forum in Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, it is not surprising why Gore aggressively defended Anwar on an case that had stretched over a decade. Is Anwar's current trip to New York skewed to the same agenda? In the hallowed halls of the courts this strategy had been played many times, and, of course, it is a no brainer to figure out that this will come in useful in the run-up to Bagan Pinang for that great Malaysian global leader that Anwar is - FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS!

Then again, during the Ijok by elections on April 19 2007, Anwar was conspicuously absent, too. He was in Hong Kong. He returned a day after and campaigned in Ijok with an entourage of foreign journalists in tow. Also, some time during the Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai by elections, Anwar was in Thailand. He came back shortly into the heat of the campaign and hastily made his way to Bangkok for an exclusive press interview. During the Permatang Pauh by election, the same happened, Anwar left the country for a brief spell and only to return accompanied by former Indonesian President Gus Dur and flamboyant ex-Philippines President Estrada for his campaign tour. Why, even during the 2008 General Elections Anwar never failed to exit the country...

Is it really true that the American neo-cons is using Anwar? This time around is Anwar asking something more from Al Gore? The last time, Anwar was intimately close to that Republican, Wolfowitz. It is no secret that Anwar is closely aligned to both of the neo con characters. Is Anwar bringing Al Gore to the backwaters of Bagan Pinang to help in his campaign? Far fetched, indeed, to most people but when it comes to Anwar nothing is impossible!

Of course, Al Gore will not be short of new tips for Anwar to face his sodomy II trial. Besides Reformasi, taking refuge in the Turkish Embassy, feigning back pain, accusing injustice by the courts and orchestrating delay for his case, it will be no surprise if Anwar returns to Malaysia with a whole new bag of tricks.

Lets just watch how Anwar acts out the script edited by Al Gore and Wolfowitz in his continuing saga. How long more will all these illusions blindly mislead his gullible supporters?

Adapted from Angin Perubahan blog.

Friday, September 25, 2009

'Grand Design' Guan Eng utk Pulau Pinang



Guan Eng sengaja memutar-belitkan fakta apabila mendakwa Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang mengalami kemerosotan 24% dalam pengendalian kontena pada suku kedua tahun ini.

Dakwaan palsu dan melulu oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang itu disangkalkan oleh Pengarah Urusn Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang Ahmad Ibnihajar.

Apa yang jelas dalam isu ini, Guan Eng sengaja berbuat demikian secara rambang bagi mencetuskan kontroversi untuk membantu merintis jalan menjadikan Pulau Pinang seperti Singapura dan membalikkan status negeri tersebut kepada pelabuhan bebas cukai.

Banyak persamaan boleh diandaikan, terutama setelah Guang Eng dan 'jurutera' politik Pakatan bersekongkol di bawah telunjuk Lee Kuan Yew untuk memperkasakan Pulau Pinang.

Dalam pada itu, pelan memperkasakan ekonomi dan status yang dilakarkan untuk Pulau Pinang mahu tidak mahu, akan menghimpit keluar orang Melayu yang kebanyakannya masih hidup di bawah paras rasmi kemiskinan...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lupakan MCA, MIC & PPP!


Hayati mesej ini.Perhatikan bagaimana parti-parti komponen BN seperti MIC, MCA dan PPP semakin rebah disebabkan kerakusan nafsu kepimpinan, tetapi disebalik tirai yg diwarnai kegelapan ini terdapat sinar harapan utk UMNO! UMNO sebenarnya masih kental dan kukuh berdiri sebagai tiang seri
orang Melayu.

Sudah tiba masanya UMNO menoleh ke hadapan dan jangan lagi mengharapkan kepada MCA atau MIC... dapatkan komponen lain untuk bersekutu supaya tidak turut diseret ke dalam kancah
krisis...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SELCAT hanya opportunisme kerajaan Khalid di Selangor


Ramai pegawai daerah di Selangor berasa terhina semasa diarah memberi keterangan berhubung pengagihan peruntukan RM500,000 yang diterima oleh setiap ADUN.Mengikut peraturan semua peruntukan perlu mendapat kelulusan Pegawai Daerah.

Mereka terasa terhina dan berkata imej mereka tercalar apabila mereka ditujukan soalan bertubi-tubi tanpa diberikan peluang untuk memberi jawapan sesuai. Cara SELCAT menjalankan soal siasat amat sangsi kerana mereka sendiri tidak tahu apa yang ingin diungkitkan.

Rata-rata Pegawai-Pegawai Daerah di Selangor berpendapat SELCAT hanya tidak lain daripada opportunisme dan sengaja memalukan pegawai kerajaan di negeri itu.

Disebabkan inilah tujuh Pegawai Daerah memboikot kerajaan negeri semasa sambutan Hari Malaysia Rabu lalu.

let the age of proxies begin...



Seemingly giving in to pressure from beyond his circle of stalwarts, Samy Vellu 'honourably' declared that said he was ready to go, BUT only if his deputy, Palani, was 'ready.'  And Only he can decide if the latter is ready...

Readiness in his vocabulary is to agree to be at his beck and call. So, what gives?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

End justifies the means?...I think it should not in Bagan Pinang



Going by what KJ said,

"...that the candidate must meet the criterion of being able to win and if it was felt that he could win, that was the candidate to support... ".

Call me a romantic but I would strongly disagree with this philosophy.

If the end justifies the means, then spurious ends, such as the supremacy of the third Reich, and justifying unethical means, such as destroying anyone who gets in the way of this end should be the norm? It would mean that the main criteria is solely the ability to win?

Political expediency may get political mileage, but it will not last. And it will run out just when situation requires it.

Najib, BN and UMNO should seriously observe that the values shared by all Malaysians, and enshrined in our Rukun Negara be put to use along his lofty 1Msia concept.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Never insult Mahathir...


Like all mortals, he may have his faults, but NEVER insult the man this way!... read here

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lagukan 'Tak Mengapa'...




TAK MENGAPA! - bukan lagu 60an A.Rahman Hassan...

Tak mengapa Anwar seorang munafik yang tak serik-serik...
Tak mengapa walaupun Anwar pernah mendakwa dia diracun secara terancang semasa di penjara...
Tak mengapa Anwar seorang penjenayah yang pernah di bawa ke muka pendakwaan...
Tak mengapa Anwar bersekutu dengan kumpulan neo-con Zionis...
Tak mengapa Anwar cuba membawa pulang ketua "pembunuh beramai-rami" komunis (Chin Peng) ke Malaysia...
Tak mengapa Anwar punca usaha menghasut rakyat menderhaka kpd Sultan Perak...
Tak mengapa sahabat peguamnya Zainur Zakaria mengatakan dia seorang 'penderhaka' dan bersekongkol dengan Nallakarupan melalukan jenayah...

Jadi, apa halnya kita begitu buta kpd kenyataan?...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ada sesuatu yang tak kena dgn kegelisahan di Indonesia dlm konteks Anwar...


Corak dan trendnya berbaur sesuatu yang syak. Baca selanjutnya di sini...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lim Kit Siang pun akui Pakatan menghadapi kehancuran



   
Lim Kit Siang percaya masa depan Pakatan kini terancam. Pandangannya yang disiarkan di akhbar online My Sin Chiew mendedahkan hakikat tersebut...

Sebagai ahli politik veteran dia mempunyai pengalaman terbukti untuk menyedari apabila sesuatu tak kena, dan sebab musababnya. Selain pelbagai masalaah dalaman, Pakatan Rakyat gagal mencapai kedewasaan dan memenuhi janji-janji yang ditaburkan kepada pengundi. LKY amat bimbang dengan ketiadaan deria kesegeraan di kalangan pemimpin Pakatan untuk menangani krisis, terutama di Selangor.

Ketidakmatangan pentadbiran kerajaan Pakatan di negeri-negeri yang dikuasai mereka kini jelas menampakkan pelbagai kepincangan. Seperti disuarakan oleh Najib Tun Razak, "apabila mereka berjaya mendapatkan kuasa, baru mereka sedar tugas memerintah sesebuah kerajaan bukan mudah berbanding apa yang dilaungkan sebagai suara Pembangkang. Kita dapat melihat rata-rata kini rakyat mula mempersoalkan segala keputusan yang dibuat oleh beberapa negeri pimpinan pembangkang, dan tahap kredibiliti dalam menangani isu tempatan. Kesemua masalah tersebut sejak kebelakangan ini adalah disebabkan ketidakupayaan mereka memegang kepada janji yang dibuat semasa pilihanraya umum lalu serta kegagalan mengambilkira pandangan orang ramai."

Masalah utama Pakatan di negeri-negeri yang dikuasai mereka (kecuali Kelantan) ialah ketidakupayaan mereka meninggalkan mentaliti "pembangkang". Daripada menumpu kepada urusan mentadbir kerajaan, kerajaan-kerajaan negeri kini lebih sibuk dan cenderung cuba mencari kesalahan kerajaan (BN) yang dulu dan melongokkan masalah kepada mereka.

Kit Siang mempersoalkan setelah setahun setengah berlalu, mengapa pelbagai janji yang ditaburkan semasa PRU 12 tidak dapat ditunaikan?

Mengenai isu negara Islam yang menampakkan percanggahan haluan di antara DAP dan PAS, Lim menekankan sekiranya Pakatan berjaya, Malaysia tidak akan menjadi sebuah negara Islam selagi DAP sebahagian daripada Pakatan.

Konsep prinsip dan konsensus ketiga-tiga parti dalam Pakatan menentukan selagi ada percanggahan, parti-parti lain tidak akan melaksanakan sesuatu dasar.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dr Azly Rahman wants Smart Schools just for Indians...


Ponder this convoluted view coming from Dr Azly Rahman (Ph.D Columbia University). Makes one wonder if he's got his brains properly tuned.

"...First, we ask the MARA and the education ministry to go around the estates and ghettos of the major cities and into the primary schools of these areas and search for the brightest among the children of Indian origin and create special schools for them. Each state must build a school for the children.

In other words, we create Smart Schools right there in the estates and in the depressed urban areas. We teach them how to use their environmental resources intelligently and teach them what ownership of the products of their labour means. We teach the next generation that being alienated from their labour will cause human beings to suffer in this world of cut-throat corporate crony capitalism.

We can also ask major Malaysian corporations such as Petronas or Sime Darby to fund/provide these schools with the best and brightest of teachers, good facilities, good technology, good curriculum, and great teaching strategies. We create a model Ivy League or world-class education system for these kids. We should even bring in top-notch American Peace Corps teachers to help out..."

Renungkan ini...


"British tidak pernah berniat untuk 'pecah' dan 'perintah', tetapi penduduk Melayu, Cina dan India sebenarnya gemar memencil diri dan ingin mengamalkan perpecahan masing-masing (tidak bersatu). Akan tetapi, sebenarnya British lebih mengiktiraf Melayu sebagai warga asal Malaya. Kalaulah Cina atau India membuat salah, mereka akan dihantar pulang oleh British ke Negara China atau India, tetapi bila Melayu bersalah mereka hanya dibuang daerah, bukan dihantar ke Indon..."

-Prof Khoo Kay Khim

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Apabila kerajaan negeri setengah masak.


Krisis yang melanda kerajaan Pakatan negeri Selangor berikutan isu pemindahan kuil ke Seksyen 23 Shah Alam masih tidak menampakkan penghujung.

Apa yang liat dan tegar sangat si Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim ni? Apakah dia ingat sentimen berbahaya  yang tercetus sejak kebelakangan ini dapat dilenyapkan dengan sekadar menyeru supaya semua pihak bertenang? Tak mungkin.

Dahlah MB sendiri tak ketentuan dalam menangani masalah, keadaan menjadi lebih kritis apabila mendapati  exco-exco negeri yang tidak berkewibawaan menghadapi kenyataan. Sebelum ini mereka begitu macho dan lantang meneriakkan pelbagai slogan dan mantera kononnya akan  membawa pelbagai kebaikan kepada rakyat Selangor...sekarang apa dah jadi?

Isunya di sini bukan siapa yang salah dan siapa yang benar. Yang penting ialah di mana kewibawaan kepimpinan Khalid Ibrahim dan exco-exconya bagi menangani masalah tersebut?

Selangor negeri paling maju di Malaysia, tetapi cara kerajaan pimpinan Khalid dan konco-konconya menjalankan pentadbiran hanya akan membawa kepada keruntuhan dan kehakisan kredibiliti.

Undur sajalah...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tidak mungkin ada kesaksamaan



Tiada mana-mana kerajaan atau negara di dunia mengamalkan kesaksamaan di antara majoriti dan minoriti. Perkataan majoriti dan minoriti itu sendiri masing-masing membuktikan tiada terdapat apa yang dikatakan sebagai kesaksamaan.

Kita tidak dapat menjadi idealis dan hidup dalam impian. Ini sesuatu yang nyata. Kita tidak boleh  hidup sebagai munafik.

Tunjukkan sebuah negara yang mengamalkan kesaksamaan di antara majoriti dan minoriti. Amerika? Britain?Australia? Apakah kesemua negara tersebut mengamalkan keaksamaan dalam erti kata sebenar?

Tahukah kita semasa berlaku pembunuhan beramai-ramai kaum Yahudi ketika PeranG Dunia Kedua, mereka juga mendapatkan perlindungan di negara-negara Islam? 

Walaupun di terima,penduduk Amerika dan Britain masih mendiskriminasikan orang Yahudi.

Dalam apa jua bentuk kerajaan pihak majoriti yang memerintah! Inilah cara mereka memerintah dan menguruskan negara. Mereka boleh bertindak ADIL, tetapi tidak mungkin bertindak secara saksama dengan kaum minoriti.

Apa yang kita perlukan kini ialah pengurusan yang ADIL. Jika sesiapa dalam kerajaan melakukan jenayah atau mencetuskaan kekacauan, mereka juga mesti dihukum, bukan hanya pihak minoriti.

Hakikatnya, apa yang perlu ialah perlaksanaan yang ADIL dan bukan KESAKSAMAAN.



Bayangkan jika kita seddang berusaha untuk memberi bantuan RM200 kepada dua individu. Jika seorang daripadanya dah pun mempunyai RM50 dalam tangan, dan yang seorang lagi tiada apa-apa langsung, bagaimana mungkin kita agihkan jumlah tersebut? Cara saksama?