Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Siapa antara kita yang benar cintakan negara dan agama?



Sejak ada pelbagai pihak mencadangkan agar kerajaan menerima masuk Chin Peng, yang bising hanya bekas perajurit dan orang Melayu.

Orang Cina, samada dari dalam BN atau luar, diam saja...kenapa? Mereka boleh memaafkan Chin Peng?

Dalam pada itu kita melihat Nik Aziz mengumumkan dia sanggup mengubah undang-undang tubuh kerajaan negeri bagi  membolehkan orang Cina menjadi Menteri Besar...apa agaknya reaksi yang sewajarnya bagi mereka yang cintakan negara dan agama?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Anwar pandang rendah orang Sabah



Sebenarnya integriti dan kemampuan Anwar memimpin sekadar bergantung kepada keghairahan buta penyokong mempertahankan isu peribadinya. Selain itu, keupayaannya sebagai pemimpin tidak ke mana jika ditolak sokongan daripada parti-parti komponen Pakatan.

Ini terbukti dalam isu pelantikan semula Jeffrey Kitingan sebagai timbalan presiden PKR Sabah. Dalam isu ini Anwar jelas menonjolkan kelemahan prinsip apabila terpaksa tunduk kepada ketidakpuasaan hati akar umbi berhubung barisan kepimpinan parti negeri. Akur kepada kemahuan akar umbi dalam konteks ini menonjolkan kerapuhan prinsip kerana apa dirancang dalam percaturan sebelumnya ialah menurut agenda yang hanya tercetus daripada pilihan peribadi - bukan secara demokratik. Lantaran disebabkan inilah maka akar umbi memberontak.Ia bukan mencerminkan pegangan asas demokrasi yang sebenar.

Anwar begitu mudah berbuat demikian kerana dia jelas memandang rendah orang Sabah. Dia prejudis dan menganggap orang Sabah kuno dan bodoh belaka - mudah dimanipulasi.

Jika diperingkat ini Anwar menunjukkan sikap demikian, bayangkan jika PKR menguasai Sabah?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reaksi Konvensyen Pakatan di Shah Alam



Dalam Pakatan sendiri ramai yang merungut mengenai Konvensyen Pakatan di Shah Alam baru-baru ini...apakah itu saja yang mampu diperkatakan?

Jelas Anwar dan pemimpin pembangkang ketandusan modal kini apabila sekadar meluahkan retorik demi retorik.

Baca di antara keluhan pendokong Pakatan di sini.

Di penjuru lain, blogger 'zorro unmasked' atau nama sebenar Bernard Khoo mengeluh kesal apabila berkata, "...Of course I was disappointed when I learnt that key factors we expected that would be brought up at this FIRST convention was not on the agenda..."  Apa ayang dimaksudkan Bernard, "...semestinya aku kesal apabila mengetahui faktor-faktor utama yang kita jangka akan dibentangkan di konvensyen pertama itu tidak terdapat dalam agenda..."

Kecurian enjin pesawat pejuang RMAF


Tidak banyak perlu diperkatakan di sini...hanya saranan supaya dikenakan tindakan sekeras-kerasnya terhadap mereka yang menderhaka kepada negara ini.

Ini bukan soal politik...ini soal integriti pertahanan negara.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Apakah erti hak dan keistimewaan Melayu di mata Anwar dan Pakatan?


Dalam retoriknya berhubung persefahaman di antara komponen Pakatan pada konvensyen Pakatan di Shah Alam kelmarin, Anwar berkata hak Melayu tetap dipelihara, tetapi dia tidak mendefinasikan apa yang dimaksudkan dengan hak Melayu daripada perspektif Pakatan.

Yang dia utamakan ialah Bahasa Melayu...tetapi semua orang maklum Bahasa Melayu ialah bahasa kebangsaan dan bukannya boleh dianggap secara am kini sebagai elemen utama hak Melayu.

Penggunaan Bahasa Melayu menguntungkan bangsa lain tetapi masih meletakkan status Melayu ditakuk yang sama.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Of bigots and criminal DNA in culture



Just ponder...when we hear or read about maid abuse (especially of Indonesian maids), kidnapping for huge ransoms, organised contraband smuggling, gang rivalries, smuggling and distribution of opium, hard drugs or designer pills , illegal betting , gambling , prostitution and 'ibu ayam' (pimping), pirated DVDs ,brutal slayings, hired gunmen, do we think of the Malays (whether as individuals or otherwise) ?

Add to the list the latest busting of a family involved in the despicable act of 'manufacturing' babies for sale in Banting, Selangor...

There are many types of corruption but the ones linked to brutality and violence are not normally associated with the Malay society . At worst, Malays resort to bomohs to seek revenge, something no one can be very certain if that is an effective way of acting out vengeance.

Henceforth, the blinkered racial bigots whose eyes are ONLY set on the Malays for any wrongdoings under the sun ought to be more objective. It is a fact that Chinatowns anywhere in the world are associated with the criminal, organised underworld.

What has the Chinese of this country done to get away from that image? Can we not shake off such dark cultural associations? No, we cant...it is very difficult when the majority still directly or indirectly condones such things, either by being apathetic or plain disregard.

Why can't we look inwards at our own society and community and start building a new and positive cultural image...crime is never part of any cultural makeup. It is merely a crude exploitation of a society's weaknesses, which the elders and wise omit to address.

Just imagine, with such thick criminal traits within certain spectrum of society, what will happen if they gain political power?

The ramifications can be intelligently predicted.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nazri anak jantan? Tolong sikit...et tu brute!



Dalam rencananya yang tersiar dalam akhbar The Star kelmarin, wartawan Jocelyn Tan berkata Nazri Aziz seorang anak jantan dan pahlawan samurai terakhir. Begitu tinggi penghormatan media bukan Melayu diberikan kepada penderhaka bangsa itu.

Pada saya seseorang itu hanya boleh dianggap anak jantan jika dia berani berjuang mempertahankan yang lemah (dengan wajar) dan yang tertindas dengan penuh beradab. Tetapi lain pula cerita dengan si Nazri ini... apa yang ditonjolkan ialah kebodohan dan keberanian tak bertempat selain tidak bersopan terhadap pemimpin lebih tua, apatah lagi yang menaikkannya.

Terbaru dengar khabar Dato' Najib tidak akan 'mengapa-apakan' Nazri. Bagaimanapun, setakat yang saya difahamakan, Perdana Menteri 'mengarahkan' supaya Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri itu jangan membaling lumpur dalam rumah sendiri. Selain itu PM juga dilaporkan berkata akan menyelesaikan isu BTN secara peribadi. beliau juga meminta semua menteri dalam kabinetnya berhenti berdebat tentang biro berkenaan.

Mungkin Dato' Najib sudah 'miss the point' di sini kerana isu tersebut dibangkitkan oleh pembangkang di Selangor. Ia berupa satu daripada agenda dalam beberapa siri serangan untuk menghakiskan kredibiliti dan memalukan pentadbiran Dato' Najib sendiri. Oleh yang demikian, apa yang sepatutnya dilakukan ialah memberi amaran kepada pembangkang berhubung hal ini.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pecat saja orang Lenggong ni!


Nazri Aziz dan keluarganya mempunyai pertalian waris yang erat di Lenggong.

Sejak bintangnya menyinar (terima kasih kepada Tun Mahathir) dan dia melonjakkan dirinya ke persada Dewan Negara dan seterusnya Dewan Rakyat, orang kampung di Lenggong yang begitu bangga dengan kejayaan anak watan tersebut pada satu ketika dulu itu (walaupun dia hidup bersenang di KL), rata-rata tidak menikmati sebarang pembangunan positif. Mungkin ada sedikit sebanyak keuntungan dan bantuan yang diberikan dalam pelbagai bentuk kepada saudara terdekat, beras pulut dan kain pelikat ketika menyambut raya. Itu saja.

Kini dia mewakili kerusi parlimen Padang Rengas, dan Lenggong seolah-olah berjuta tahun ditinggalkan. Padang Rengas hanya sekadar kubu untuk memantapkan 'dominionnya' ketika waktu-waktu orang kampung semakin mempersoalkan sumbangannya...lantaran diadakan projek gotong royong membantu seorang dua rakyat daif dan sebagainya...dan selepas itu senyaplah kembali kawasan disebalik bukit itu.

Selain persoalan yang begitu licik dicaturkan di Lenggong atau di Padang Rengas, dia kini tertonjol seperti bengkak membusung di kalangan rakan-rakan sejawatnya samada dalam UMNO, kerajaan ataupun di parlimen.

Ramai yang mempersoalkan pendiriannya sebenar. Ketidaktentuan prinsip sesuatu yang amat berbahaya kepada mana-mana parti dalam sesebuah demokrasi...takut nanti dengan satu ciuman daripada sang puteri, Nazri Aziz menjadi katak dan terus melompat...tapi kalau melompat sekarang pun tak ada yang akan berasa terlalu rugi kot...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sour grapes?



Anwar  has accused Aussie premier Kevin Rudd of appeasing Malaysia’s ‘‘corrupt leaders’’ in the continuing fallout from the Prime Minister’s decision not to meet Anwar.

Anwar, who is in Melbourne to speak at the Parliament of World Religions, said Rudd was acting in the interests of diplomacy but the snub was unwise and ignored the importance of ethics and morality.

‘‘He was too obsessed with interests of getting the two countries together [and therefore] appease Malaysia’s corrupt leaders,’’ he said.

July last year, Rudd praised the country as a ‘‘vibrant’’ and ‘‘flourishing’’ democracy.

The Aussie PM  adhered to usual protocols by not meeting with Anwar.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Whats with Nazri Aziz, the not-so-honourable Minister in-charge of Parliament?



It was bad enough when he was so prone to spew idiotic statements that in most cases were nothing more than transparent attempts at coddling his colleagues in the Government. Most times his superficial remarks, which border on stupidity, like calling other honourable MPs ‘idiots’ only speak of his shallowness as a minister, not to say a lawyer to boot (pun intended!)

In the latest development, we suddenly see this self affirming character riding on the crest of plaudits from opposition stalwarts in parliament for helping to carry the battering ram against the National Civics Bureau (BTN), which happens to be an agency under the Prime Minister’s Department.

It is not so surprising to hear the Minister in charge of KPI Datuk Seri Idris Jala throwing the net over BTN based on blind reports from detractors and opposition supporters within the Government who disliked the way the courses were run, although in reality there was nothing wrong. The only concern was the polarisation of ideas within the context of the Prime Minister’s 1Malaysia concept.

Here, it is again a question of perception and understanding. Following Idris Jala’s take on BTN, which saw him suggesting a reorganisation of the bureau, Selangor’s Pakatan Government was swift to jump on the band wagon to grind it to the ground with further allegations that offered reasons to initiate a banning of the state’s civil servants and students from attending nation-building courses conducted by BTN.

Going back to Nazri, it was indeed a surprise for a member of the ruling party to go against the grain in parliament. It was either there was no prior discussion over the matter, or Nazri went out on a lone populist crusade to collect points from the opposition or for some other reasons.

Are we to believe the words and mindset of Nazri Aziz? I say not. Let us recall the embarrassment to the country over the lock-up detainee abuse scandal (also known as Squatgate) involving allegations of abuse of detainees (initially Chinese citizens) under the care of the police. After the Government despatched a minister to apologise the incident, it was discovered that the victim was not a Chinese national but a Malaysian woman.

The Parliamentary Human Rights Caucus, led by Nazri Aziz did not hesitate to condemn the action without prior investigation. For some reasons, Nazri was quick to come to the defence of what he mistakenly took for a Chinese damsel in distress in Malaysia. He was grossly wrong! So much for credibility.

And now, we hear of Nazri insisting that the BTN was, indeed, provoking racists sentiments in its courses. Despite testimonies from other ministers of the agency’s propriety, Nazri insisted that it was not the case.  Subsequently, he went on to announce that BTN would be revamped, attributing it to a decision taken by the cabinet earlier. And when Minister in-charge of BTN, Datuk Ahmad Maslan corrected that it would only be an upgrade of course contents, Nazri fired back saying it was a revamp no less. Why such a strident stance when besides unfounded remarks based on the allegations by skewed interpretations of the courses by a disgruntled few, there was not a thread of hard evidence that points to impropriety.

Therefore, only an irrational mind would want to accept and believe a character such as Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anwar to be tried for Sodomy II January 11


The High Court has inherent powers to set aside the charge against Anwar but ruled that he must prove his claims of bad intent and political conspiracy on the part of the A-G's office.

Judge Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah dismissed PKR adviser's bid to strike out the sodomy charge

Zabidin added that it was up to the prosecution to decide how they wanted to prove penetration occurred.

Anwar, a  62-year-old grandfather stands accused of sodomy for the second time in his life; this time, it is with a former male aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 24.

Trial has been fixed the trial to be from January 25 to February 25 next year.