Saturday, October 10, 2009

Malaysia's first ANTI ISA billboard!

Located quietly opposite of the Penang State Assembly, this billboard was errected at noon today.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hello brother...apa you cakap ini?

I am proud because DAP came in first in voter's registration but buat apa jealous sangat? It shows lack of commitment from the other side to do the stuff. So, leave the process alone and not question our integrity. It is far becoming an issue that you are beating in the wind! Hmph!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dalian - a retrospective

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was a panelist at the recent Dalian's World Economic Forum.

So cheap

We are enjoying the success today because the leaders have worked together and garnered the support of the people. Leaders must be prepared to work and help out the poor Chinese, poor Indians and poor Malays," he said.

Najib pledged that more assistance will be passed to the Indian community if they show their support to BN.

"We have already allocated RM100 million for Tamil schools, RM2 billion for the Indian community, another RM15 million to assist young Indian entrepreneurs. We will continue to provide if the response is good.

"We need the Indian community to show their support to BN. Show us that you are with BN. We have a chance to make our Malaysia a great nation. We must forge a strong bond and strong alliance within BN as was done by our forefathers by bringing the community together."


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kampung Buah Pala - UMNO can help ? Facts


Rarely do I write about the inner feelings and thoughts I have about things that move around me. However, after today's incident, I felt compelled to do so. Much as I have a political agenda to do so, but I am writing on behalf of how I feel about politics. Seeing a cow's head being dragged and stomped on outside the Selangor State Secretary Building has led me to believe that our leaders in this country has once again incite a dangerous precedence throughout the year since March 8 2008.

So what if BN had lost the mandate from the people? Penang for one is managing well without them and during the past few weeks, BN has been drumming the messages that a vote for PAS is a vote for DAP and a vote for DAP is anti-Islam. Sometimes, when one gets too emotional, one tends to ignore the side effects of what he or she has said. I totally disagree of what has happened yesterday. It was uncalled for just because a temple is to be reallocated to the area. Has this people gone nuts? Is it the month of Ramaddan condoning what they have done to hurt the feelings of non Muslims? I have seen the video and I urge all parties to restraint and not to be provoked. The action of these silly people were done with one intention - to get the attention of the decision-makers and to intimidate the rest. I hope all Indians will not respond to this. Let it be known that the actions of these silly individuals are done by their little misguided minds.

Although it is a sensitive issue, I fail to understand why the head of an innocent cow was used to demonstrate their opposition of a temple that is to be reallocated? The temperature is rising again when the country heads into the National Day celebration. Have we all lost our minds? I know I have not as I intend to just shrug my shoulders and ask god to forgive those who have demonstrated. I hope the police will arrest these individuals for illegal assembly.

I rarely place a quote from a person that I have neutral respect for but here goes

Calling on the protesters to reflect on their action, he asked: "How would you feel if the proposal to build a mosque in a non-Muslim area - which is already happening - leads a group of non-Muslims to burn and stomp on the Quran?"- Khairy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

you must watch this ... he makes so much sense and it is so clear

It is time...

The N11 by-election is heating up. I am sure many of UMNO cybernauts are trying to build blogs overnight to breakdown PR's claims that their candidate is as "clean as a fiddle". Don't do that lar. Just ask him to withdraw. After all, they are using the police, the army but they forgot that the Election Commission is now being watched by all. So, now very very susah. I can sense a TL feeling within BN's camp. Murphy's Law prevails.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I wouldn't even want to go and decipher the abbreviation but I will just leave it as it is. A lame leader as KTK should assume some level of responsibility to take up the plight of the residents. Unlike him, he has now turned cold and decided that he was never involved. I was puzzled as to why a person of his stature had no balls to even talk about this KBP issue. I am still puzzled as to why he as the Chief Minister spent almost 18 years in office and today he displayed that he was a Cheap Minister - not a Chief Minister. I am throwing the salvo at this lame duck to once again proof an important point - man of no principles deserve nothing more than a spit in his face. I hold no grudges against KTK. Just a thought of sadness that he has shown no bloody leadership in his lame party of his. I am sure many would say the same, the state government should be the ones left to clean up Ah Koon's mess. I say this - Tan Huck J0 - let the state handle it. KBP - let the state handle it. BN's demise - I say "let the people decide to bury you!"

Read this and let me know your thought.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What the hell...

First it was the death of Teoh Beng Hock. Now we hear that the secretariat of MACC conducted a secret poll to gauge the advisory panels opinion about the appointed panel members. I am surprised that this secretariat chose to go this way. I am sure that dissent is welcomed at times like this whenever the instituition is under the microscope. I must say that I enjoy reading about Robert Pang. I am glad he quote this

Oscar Sanchez once wrote: 'Even if a small part of the truth is hidden, a great lie may be born'." You go figure how much Malaysians can trust the very truth that MACC is trying to uncover or in short bury.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I totally believe that this statement says it all

Please read. Much as I want to agree with what the MP said, but this statement clearly spells out the important of fairness and justice.

The effectiveness of the local council is based upon its performances. If certain individuals are not pulling their weight, let it be judged based on that. Do not let the BN goons take full advantage of this situation. After all, Kampung Buah Pala is well managed with great support from the general public. I see no further discussions can be unearthed. Only self righteousness will lead to destruction. These are my few words to all parties. I am a voter and a a member of the political party. Don't let BN play your asses .... it is time to put the country ahead and the people as prime rather than a few chosen ones.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

This is so comedy

Before I start attacking Wayna, let me reiterate that Hindraf needs a fresh of new air. I really think the Hindraf did more drama. Drama of gigantic proportion where they actually imported people from KL to cry outside of CM's residence. I shudder to think how this organization will succeed when its claims and arguments are to leave the last phrase alone.....

Read and see what I mean

LGE sanctions fraud against the Kg Buah Pala residents - Waythamoorthy
Posted Sat, 08/08/2009 - 12:41 by naragan
By P. Waytha Moorthy, HINDRAF Chairman
HINDRAF is appalled by LGE’s continued political drama to see thru injustice for the residents in Kg Buah Pala. Although, he claims and acknowledges that there was fraudulent transaction, yet he blackmails the residents by producing a building plan with unreasonable conditions on August 6, 2009 to comply with it within one day for families that has lived on or about 200 years in the same land.
Why are you sanctioning a fraud when you should have acquired the land and returned what is rightfully belonging to the residents of Kg Buah Pala instead of making a deal and short changing them?
If you look at his press conference read out by his mandore Prof Ramasamy, it is nothing but gloating about the achievement of DAP and condemnation of the fraudulent transaction started by the UMNO led BN and gladly completed by the current government.
If LGE can talk so much about the fraudulent transaction, what did he do about it? He sat by and watched it be completed. When did he appoint an investigation committee to address the transaction when he was well aware of this fraudulent transaction even before he came into the power? Yes, it did not happen until the 1st week of July 2009 and what was the result of the investigation committee as nothing has been revealed so far.
Was he really serious in assisting those residents with the investigating committee or it just another political game?
Many legal avenues were available for him to pursue the fraudulent transfer of the land starting from March 8, 2008, yet he sat on it hoping that it will pass by for poor and defenceless Kg Buah Pala residents who are insignificant for him as opposed to the Developers and the rich and mighty.
Section 340(2) of the NLC clearly spells out:The title or interest of any such person or body shall not be indefeasible(a) in any case of fraud or misrepresentation to which the person or body, or any agent of the person or body, was a party or privy; or(b) where registration was obtained by forgery, or by means of an insufficient or void instrument; or(c) where the title or interest was unlawfully acquired by the person or body in the purported exercise of any power or authority conferred by any written law.
Now show us the public what efforts had you undertaken to challenge the fraudulent land transfer other than clamouring that it was KSK’s fraudulent act and you can’t do anything about it. Doesn’t the law provide for such acts? Well you are the CM, you have the power and authority to challenge the transaction yet you positioned yourself with developers against those poor and defenceless Kg Buah Pala residents.
Nowhere does it exist in law that fraud is acceptable, when you yourself claim it is a fraudulent transaction. Is this the example you are setting for the rakyat?
In total you have just sanctioned fraud and acted just like another corrupted UMNO led BN government that is only interested in their own individual welfare as opposed to the public benefit.
Don’t even talk about the so-called $150 million compensation. Let HINDRAF enlighten you, the land was sold for RM3.2 Million and now you claim it is worth RM150 million. That means the price has rocketed to 2,343.75%. That even beats the property hike price of some high-end properties in New York and London before even construction had began. This can only happen in the BOLEHLAND.
Where is the logic that a RM10 per square feet increases by 2,343.75% in 15 months since the project was launched? Mind you if all the land was utilized notwithstanding the basic amenities such as community hall, tennis court, tadika, administration office, clinic, landscape and so forth. Then I guess the price is even higher per square foot.
LGE is definitely sounding like a broken record because we all know the malfeasances and that is why the rakyat elected you to power.
Unfortunately it is very clear that you play the same game that BN plays by blaming everything on BN without addressing the real issue being your inaction and your inability to initiate an action for the fraudulent land transfer against public benefit.
You admit fraud was committed, and then what did you do about it other than playing politics with the residents of Kg Buah Pala at the 11th hour when you have been in power for the last 17 months to initiate proceedings for the fraudulent land transfer.
The latest proposal that you put forward to the residents on behalf of the Developer is so ludicrous.
You think that you have negotiated the best deal for the residents with a gun onto their head. HINDRAF is totally disappointed with your continues drama that only appears to be that you are actually the mouthpiece for the Developer rather than the plight of the Kg Buah Pala residents. Is it reasonable, just and fair that, within one day 41 families needs to make a decision, uproot and move on the unreasonable conditions of the Developer? People at least have choice to make, but what happens to all the innocent animals, sent to the slaughterhouse?
HINDRAF feels LGE is a CM for the Developer and their mouthpiece and not one who has been transparent at least in his dealings with the Kg Buah Pala issue for reasons known best to himself.
HINDRAF feels this is clear hypocrisy on the part of the DAP led Pakatan government in Penang for their lack of political will to safeguard the interest of their citizenry in Kg Buah Pala.
HINDRAF cries with those Kg Buah Pala residents who have been deceived and blackmailed to be deprived from their ancestral homes for a simple reason that with the change and the promises given to them, they had faith in you and your government blindly on the basis of trust that you would be just and fair for the truth in this matter.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

While thousands took to the streets....

While thousands took to the streets peacefully, the police and its political masters continue to fan the anti-establishment picture upon these thousands. While thousands took to the streets, a group of demonstrators were demonstrating in London on the issue of Kampung Buah Pala. While thousands took to the streets, a lone journalist continues to fane lies and deception about the issue of Kampung Buah Pala. This is the latest flanking attacks of the BN government against the Pakatan Rakyat administration. Luckily for Kugan and Teoh Beng Hock, these BN agents are encircled within their own games. Games that were devised by their political spin doctors and they now hope to use August 3 to bring down the Penang State Government. I use to believe in the spirit of Makkal Sakthi. I still believe in the spirit of Makkal Sakthi but not under the leadership of Human Rights Party. I believe in the spirit of Malaysian Malaysia and the struggles of the Pakatan Rakyat. Not the worthless piece of lies written by certain journalist as well as lies put forward by the leaders of Human Rights Party. Where we they? Where ? Where? ISA was used on them. They COULD HAVE AT LEAST STOOD OUT FROM THE CROWD. This is so pathetically disturbing but we will remember. We will remember

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Comedy to the maximum

I just felt that the comedy of Gerakan continues to make me laugh....

Friday, July 31, 2009

By election in Penang?

I received an SMS from Azizan who is from Protocol of the Penang State Government informing me that YB Hamdan of Permatang Pasir passed away peacefully at 0610. This means his seat will now be left vacant and most likely a by-election will be called. I have talked to this man a few times before and he is a long-term serving PAS candidate for this constituency. God bless his soul. He won by 5433 votes in 2008 General Elections.

It says it all

Poll from Anil Netto's blog

Do you support Guan Eng's move to revoke the development order in Kg Buah Pala?

  • Yes, it's the right move to be on the people's side (86%, 1,012 Votes)
  • No, he should have tried other options (11%, 125 Votes)
  • Don't know (3%, 35 Votes)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

You be the judge ....

I sincerely believe it is done in good faith. I sincerely it is for the people and we will co-exist in harmony.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A breakthrough

The CM has decided to instruct MPPP to revoke all approved plans that will allow the developer to build on the land. Secondly, efforts will be done to work with the developer to allocate space for the residents to co-exist with the development project. Either way, a decision has been made and this has indeed "broke new grounds" in light of the possibilty of the BN federal government to impose emergency rule in Penang. I am sure this is a good decision but for the residents they will be in difficult situation for not accepting any form of compensation. I will be with the residents on August 3. Will MIC join us to prevent the demolition? Will BN do the same against the developer which whom they have links with?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Credit to be given

I must say that my theory of the flanking attack on Penang state government is clear and real. The demonstration by Indian MIC Youth is clearly a representation that BN is now stepping efforts to create chaos and also to ensure that Pakatan government falls. Enemies are plentiful but it is time to march alongside with the residents of Kampung Buah Pala as one to resolve this through heart to heart discussions rather than taking to the streets. Remember this, Hindraf and the residents are not even there. Although there are reports that 2 of the residents were there, I believe the issue of bread and butter rule the day. I am taken aback that MIC is taking this step. Let alone, Lim Guan Eng taking this in the first place. Why MIC needs to march to Komtar? I must say that the rule of law must apply.

MIC - you are just as responsible as your other component parties. I dare say this with the minutes given out to the public . You were powerless and you took the step to muddle the water. Enjoy yourselves in the hands of the police. Penangites are friendly people and we know nothing more nothing less - you are the tool of the BN's plot to destablise the government. I hold you responsible for all the the wrongdoings in the state. Let's see each other in the polls again. I will vote against BN anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Extract from my private blog that is soon to be my book - Undivided Loyalty

I felt compelled to release this because it showed how arrogant one can be in resolving issues. I am sure I had my reasons for being angry but this is the truth, nothing but the truth. My theory as it stands is my personal opinion but bear with me. I think there is clear and present danger that the present BN government is throwing its weight to get political mileage in Penang. I know they got their pants caught down in Selangor but in Penang, their fangs are still showing.

Extract-he night before, I was at the public forum for Teoh Beng Hock. Last night, I attended to the Kampung Buah Pala meeting. The residents came in streams. It was evident that the residents wanted answers. Otherwise, 23 families would not have showed up. Seriously, there is a disjoint from the very beginning and I believe "mysterious" elements were swaying the entire issue from the North to the South. Nevertheless, the Chief Minister made it very clear that no one other than the residents will be allowed to be present. I am sure the Hindrafs and lawyers were fummingly made for such a request. At least for now, I am certain that decision held well. I am giving an update of what has happened. After all, being shouted at during the first meet, I had the nasty taste of what this so-called lawyer is capable of. He called me a bloody bastard and of course ended up with the term "go away office boy!" Sure Mr lawyer, you will have your day in the courts but I am serving the people and my Chief Minister is the rightful leader of the state.

The residents came in just about 8 pm. Being early for some, this experience may be quite overwhelming for some. I am certain that for many they were here to show their displeasure of the recent months leading to this meeting. I waited for the guests at the lower level 3. I knew that tension is high but I showed high respects to the residents and of course taking questions if there were any. The lawyer tried to ask for permission to head up with the residents and I took the opportunity to courteously gave him my thoughts. "You are not allowed up. Specific instructions from the Chief Minister that only residents are allowed." The lawyer rebutted " I am a resident of Penang unlike some leaders who are parachuting from Melaka." I replied, "At least he has gotten the mandate whereas you didn't. " Before he could reply, I walk away. "I am a Penangite and I am sure you are too. How can you let a Melaka resident boss you around." I replied within the crowd " Sir, you are out of line. I am working for the Penang State Government and you are not. So, please QUALIFY YOUR STATEMENT." Tension built up and Himashu of The Sun grabbed hold of me and ask me to chill. He saw the side of me that many didn't. A committed Penangite who believe that Penang is under seige by collaborators like him.

My question - why am I here? I could have decided not to. However, I had a theory for the past 4 months now. This Kampung Buah Pala incident is clearly an attempt by the Barisan Government to create chaos within the state. Obviously, well-timed, the attack on PR government in Selangor nearly achieved its objective if not for the unfortunately demise of Teoh Beng Hock. I am certain Kedah was the second. The BN government probably felt the crack within PR was the best opportunity that can ever happen while the emergence of the Human Rights Party would anger many Indians around the country to come and do a mexican stand-off in Penang on August 3. I write this with full conviction that if there were any disruptions, the BN led Federal Government would call for an emergency rule and shut the machinery of the state government down. I stand by my prediction.

Obviously, all of the parties - whether it was Hindraf or the lawyers or even the residents who are against the state are seen as the possible collaborators of the BN led government. It is no longer racial but the future of the state at stake. I had been very vocal in my text messages that could have angered some but I had to. For unselfish gains, this PR government is the rightful government of the day. Internally and externally, I will stand by my commitment to serve the party just like Teoh Beng Hock did until his untimely death. The residents will meet CM again this Friday. I will be there again. Why? 23 families have finally met the CM and he has lost his agenda.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Public Forum for Teoh Beng Hock

I caught some scenes and taken some from Lilian Chan's facebook. Obviously, conspiciously, Human Rights Party was missing from the function. So much for Human Rights.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A tribute to Teo Beng Hock

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~Albert Einstein

Rise fellow Malaysians....against oppressors

RIP Teoh Beng Hock

Like many Malaysians, we are outrage. While we are outrage, we have forces of evil continuing to deflank the death of Teoh Beng Hock and accusing the opposition of using this as an issue. They spread lies about his untimely death. Some say he died because of "underground assasinations" and some say "he jumped to save humiliation". I say this - let there be no stones left unturned. Let there be no lies be said further. I am tired and I am sick and tired of typical UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and now Hindraf's pretentious attitude towards the death of a fellow Malaysians.

I speak because I have seen so many flanking attacks by the ruling government. Don't get me wrong. MACC is not all evil. MACC is not all destructive. I believe some are puppets of certain individuals. Some are just puppets to be a poster boy to some political leaders. I stand here not being able to stomach what has been said by BN for the past 2 days. Let his death be a tipping point. I stand by my words a father to my children, a husband to my wife and a party member of DAP. I am pissed. My enemy is BN. Sure - no permanent enemies but it is time.

My thoughts on HRP

Hello Human Rights Party - hope to see you at the Teoh Beng Hock Rally. If you are not, stop wasting Malaysians time. Otherwise, rot away on your own and you wait for your rewards from the 1Malaysia. You spoke up against DAP at Buah Pala. You called LGE a liar. Lets see who is the liar here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Until now.....

Not one bloody Hindraf leader has spoken about the death of Teoh Beng Hock other than Wayne Moorthy. I guess the rest are like rats. When Buah Pala became an issue, the rats were all over. Oh ... yes...Social injustice. Poor peasants -- this and that. Seriously, where are you Hindraf? Candle light vigil pun tak ada nampak. Protest pun tak ada nampak. So busy with your Sunday big "BN sponsored" launch? I am amazed when you can spend more time launching a new party where the entire country is in rage. Uthayakumar -don't talk about Makkal Sakti. You are just like a BN idiot. Selfish and self centered. Wayne - stay in London. The spring can do you more good.

Friday, July 17, 2009

It is time my fellow Malaysians ... it is time

If it is social injustice, how come we do not see MCA, UMNO, MIC, Gerakan or even HINDRAF HERE TODAY? I ask you why there are not here not because they support us but there is a gross injustice in Malaysia. Wayne Moorthy – where the heck are you? Ong Tee Keat – what are you so silent? Gerakan – again silent on this and Buah Pala! Samy Vellu - we have a young man that died. Najib – tell your men to investigate.

I speak as a Malaysian. I speak with pain and despair seeing crooks robbing the folks at Buah Pala. I see lawyers calling YB and special officers – Office boys. Why all these name calling ?? Why not speak about this poor soul that died today? The time has come for people to rise above the occasion. So what if it is 1 Malaysia where we can’t even trust the authorities anymore? So what if you form 1 Malaysia Foundation where non of the trustees will ever know about death within their own family under the custody of the authorities. It is time my fellow Malaysians. It is time !

A tribute

So , what if I write this today and tomorrow, someone picks me up for investigation? I asked myself this very question where my civil liberty rights no longer exist as a human being? I belong to an organization that believes in the corridors of power. Today, Najib has started his personal war against his enemies. Instead of direct attack against them in Perak, he has started to use MACC to intimidate and harass his political oponents. I write today with dismay and disgust. A party comrade has met his death at the MACC building in Shah Alam. "Be careful Jeff. They are coming after you and your boss," writes a friend through an SMS at 6pm today. I knew this job is hazardous but is it worth it? Coming out from the wave of strong popularity, Najib has indeed waged a warfare against his enemies. Am I worried ?

Last nite, the Buah Pala residents were expected no show but true to the surprise of many, 9 families turned up. The meeting behind closed doors lasted for 2 hours. I didn't go in but I knew a deal was struck. After all, office boys like myself can't go in. Thank god the lawyer didn't come. I believe Hindraf is a lousy organization. After all, with the death of Teoh Beng Hock, I wonder why there is such a silence on this end?Aren't they suppose to be speaking up against social justice? Hindraf, my ass!

I wear black today. Like many Malaysians, my heart goes out to the Teoh's family. He didn't die in vain. He just went to sleep and we are now in him all the way. Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Does former Penang chief minister Koh Tsu Koon owe Penangites a detailed explanation on the Kampung Buah Pala crisis?
Yes (97%, 1,399 Votes)
No (2%, 36 Votes ... see more on AnilNetto's blog

Surprise ... surprise

Dear Wayne,
As I enjoy my weekend, an SMS came into my mobile forwarded by a concerned citizen that showed the number of a journalist. Surprisingly, this journalist seems to act as if he is now with the residents of Buah Pala. I really wouldn't want to go into the details but do wait for a video that will soon come out showing some interesting findings. Once it is out, enjoy it.
Now, I believe the air in London is cooling and refreshing. Of course one gets into a situation where he or she will miss home very much. In this case, 5 of his fellow comrades who fought for the Indian people under Hindraf spent many months in jail. I believe Wayne had a great time championing their cause while lawyers in Malaysia mainly from DAP and PKR tried their best to get them out from ISA detention. Now, all of them are out and Wayne is feeling left out. Guess Kampung Buah Pala came at the right time. What best time is there then to beat this issue to death and gain support?
After the much revealed chronological event, it is now very apparent that HINDRAF could have been used by certain individuals with Buah Pala, or did they? Well, you be the judge. I believe the crux of the issue is this - WHO SOLD THE LAND? Sure - it was approved on 27 March 2008 - merely after it has gone through the EXCO before March 8. Premium reduced and payment was made. Why is Wayne so insistent that it was LGE responsibility to push the deal through? Wayne - come back to Malaysia. I believe LGE would love to have you back to enjoy the Malaysian hospitality. Better still, you can control the folks under you. You have lost your senses.
Wayne - grow up. 2 years ago, there was a cause. Today, the cause is more or less someone else's agenda? You should instruct your commanders to persuade the residents to meet the state. No more name callings. No more fist showing. Suggest you even want to ask that Thamaraj to shut up as come Monday, he is in for a shock. If you are following my blog, follow it. I have great respect for your principles. But of late, you have become a very difficult leader. Seriously, it is best you become a jaguh Malaysia then a jaguh Kampung. Being a jaguh kampung requires you to be here. Don't let your commanders twist the stories let alone a local journalist who speak like a BN agent now. So consider this, okay?
With best regards
JC ... who is beating the straw man now

I read with amusement about Kampung Buah Pala's assistant secretary wanting to burn 20,000 cds and distributed throughout the country of footages containing Datuk Seri Anwar and YB Rayer's commitment to help Kampung Buah Pala. Seriously folks, I think Thamaraj has gone nuts. After all, Hindraf seems to have lost interest in this issue and Mr. Thamaraj has decided to do his own way. What is the objective when all of us well know the reasons behind Thamaraj getting evicted from his own land. Was it Anwar, LGE, Karpal or even Rayer that got you into this predicament? Sometimes when someone gets too emotional, he or she forgets the intellectual reasons behind the issue. Case in point - it was our beloved EX Chief Minister who insisted it to be sold away. Of course no one is insinuating on this but now EX CM wants to do this

This is what KTK said "I would also like to ask him (Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng) to announce and make public a chronology of the promises that DAP leaders had made before and during the last general election on this issue and quote what they have said themselves (to the residents) just as he had quoted from the 'presumably' exco minutes"

So Thamaraj, since you have chosen your path path, I think you should lighten up and treat folks at Komtar with respect. Koh Tsu Koon is playing you into a corner. Always qualify your statement because each day goes by, you are looking not so good by the day. Why am I saying this ?

Firstly, if it was really a caring BN government, why did they sell it away and at discounted price? This land could have been earmarked for heritage and your fellow residents would have gotten the best treatment ever. After all, you failed to do so and is it because you are covering your failures? In fact, you should ask KTK to resign as Minister since the KPI for good governance is missing on his part. Hence, he has no moral rights to even ask my Chief Minister list out the things that was promised. Check website. See how many people are demanding KTK to explain. I guess Thamaraj is trying to set himself up to become the next ADUN of Seri Delima. After all, if he is sincere, he wouldn't have said lots of things. Anyway, I am a tax payer and I have a right to voice my views. Mr. Thamaraj, you are being used by BN, Hindraf for the own ends. Better you regroup and speak to the state on suggestions. I believe sending out CDs won't get back your land. You will maybe get yourself elected in the expense of your fellow residents. Enough said. Sad case we see at Kampung Buah Pala - not Thamaraj but the remaining residents being led by a few misinformed persons.

Response to this nonsense

For the very first time, I will try to take on this cowboy line by line. What a bloody farce..

Statement from P. Waythamoorthy

Posted by admin
Friday, 10 July 2009 10:53
Whilst HINDRAF appreciates the part revelation of Penang Chief Minister on the Kg.Buah Pala Saga, we are however surprised that he had carefully chosen what should and what should not be revealed.
From the revelations, we are not in the slightest doubt that the BN under its previous Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon and his cohorts had robbed the poor and defenceless people of Kg. Buah Pala of their land and they should be held accountable.


However Guan Eng has to clarify the following points:
· How was the land that was given to the villagers and held in trust by the Government sold to private developers in the first place;


· Since it was plainly obvious from the documents that the land was robbed from the people then why did Guan Eng and his Government allow the fraudulent transfer to take place after he and his Government came into power;

· Why didn’t Guan Eng adhere to the advice by the resident's previous Lawyer that the transaction of the previous Government could be revoked by him as fraud is involved;


· Why did Guan Eng keep mum on this fraudulent transaction by the previous Government for these many months? Why the failure to lodge Police Reports and to the MACC if he was aware of the fraud by BN? Why hasn’t Guan Eng raised the matter in Parliament though he has been elected for more than 15 months now?

· How can land sold at RM3.21 million suddenly “rocket” up to hundreds of millions after the land has been transferred to the developers by the Guan Eng Government.


· Why is Guan End deliberately dragging his feet in finding a permanent solution to the problem ie exercising his authority under the Land Acquisition Act ?


· Why was Guan Eng’s Exco members exerting pressure on the village residents to accept the peanut offer of compensation by the developer;


HINDRAF warns Guan Eng against using unfriendly language in his Press Statements especially accusing the residents of displaying aggression, hostility and arrogance for refusing to see him yesterday. The villagers have made it clear that they wish to be represented by a Legal Representative of their choice and not by a representative chosen by Guan Eng. He should not make a mockery of himself by further complicating the matter by coercing the people into submission with his bullying and high handed tactics.


Over the last one week, Lim Guan Eng had diverted from the main issue and has personally and through his cohorts been diverting from the real issue. The Kg Buah Pala Residents had repeatedly insisted that they are not interested in any form of compensation but only want to preserve their livelihood. But Guan Eng plays deaf by talking about compensation and raising fear of unimaginable magnitude of compensation to the developers.


In addition, he insinuates that HINDRAF is a collaborator of BN. Guan Eng must remember HINDRAF is apolitical and we do not condone any wrong doing by any Government. In this case, why blame us for not condemning the BN when you and your colleagues have quietly played along with BN and attempted to sweep the matter under the carpet, perhaps motivated by the “unimaginable” sum.


HINDRAF only interfered after desperate appeal by the villagers; and if not for the action taken by HINDRAF 4 days prior to the demolition date, Guan Eng and his BN corrupt allies would have been celebrating by now.


To date, Guan Eng has not answered all the queries I raised in my Statement issued on the 1st July 2009 and is continuously using diversion techniques that we see used frequently by BN.
If he is sincere in using “all the legal avenues of resolving the issue” as claimed, then the only option is the Land Acquisition Act. He should erase the delusion that hundreds of millions of compensation is involved when the act clearly states that a reasonable sum only need be paid.



Friday, July 10, 2009

Wah...jahat kononnya...

Both lawyers --- Indran and Darshan...tolong lah..go and check the chronological of events. Your views are very lame now. The people shall rise against you Indran... they will take you off to where you came from- MIC and Darshan - I am so sorry for you .... really I am

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why Hindraf? Why?

Are you blinded by the struggles that you fought for? Have you forgotten that when your comrades were in jail, who were the ones who fought for you? I am a Penangite and I voted with my conscience. None of you were from Penang and yet you come and make threats to our rightful Chief Minister. My take to you is this - seek your greener pastures at PutraJaya. Get yourself registered with the Registrar of Societies and form your own political party. Maybe with good fortunes, you will benefit from the rukus you are causing in Penang. I am sure many Penangites will shut their doors on you if you continue to be on a combative mood. I have always respected your struggles. But of late, you speak like BN, think like one, and even denying facts of Buah Pala that is really right in front of you. So - I have to say - sorry folks - Hindraf is not cool anymore. There are more of a distraction for BN than ever before.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Interesting remarks from a good friend

"Kedah DAP is hitting the wrong target by making the drastic call to quit Pakatan. It had taken a lot, and in some ways, a miracle for the PAS, PKR and DAP to come together and forge a united front to face Barisan Nasional. The alliance is bound to face tribulations and disagreements. However, it is our duty to minimise such problems and to ensure that the coalition remains united. " read this .....

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Interesting views...

'High Chaparral': No relief from National Land Code
CH Ong | Jun 29, 09 6:39pm
I refer to the Malaysiakini report Villagers pin last hopes on state gov't. The article states the following:

1.‘The villagers wanted Lim to exercise his chief ministerial power under Section 76 of the National Land Code to save their village from the developers.’

2.‘Sugumaran said the villagers wanted the state government to use Section 116 of the National Land Code to stop the developer from entering the village to demolish their homes. The section states that the developer needed a permit from the state authorities to demolish the village.’

To better understand what has been written I looked up the relevant sections of the National Land Code (NLC) and this is my understanding as a layman:

Section 76 of the NLC (Subject Title : Meaning of Alienation)

This section explains and defines the meaning of alienation of state land. It defines the state authority's power to alienate state land but I do not see any mention of any power by the state authority to retract an earlier legal alienation of state land.

I therefore cannot understand how Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng can make use of Section 76 NLC to ‘save’ the village from the current legal land owner/developer. Sugumaran should have been asked to elaborate.

Section 116 of the NLC (Subject Title : Implied conditions affecting land subject to the category 'building’)

This section imposes conditions on all alienated land in addition to those conditions expressly stated on the document of title.

Sugumaran said ‘the villagers wanted the state government to use Section 116' because ‘this section states that the developer needed a permit from the state authorities to demolish the village.’ It appears to me that the villagers, in their desperation, had lifted a few words out of context from Section 116(1)(d) to justify their proposal.

However, when I read the entire Section 116, especially Section 116(1)(a), my understanding is the exact opposite. In order to comply with Section 116 of the NLC, the registered land owner may have no choice but to demolish all the existing buildings, depending on what are the express conditions imposed on the land title. Unfortunately such conditions have not been published in the above report.

To illustrate, let's use as an example a land title under the ‘bangunan’ category, with the express condition of ‘bangunan kedai’. Assume also that there exists on the land only one existing building which is not a ‘bangunan kedai’.

To comply with Section 116 of the NLC, the registered land owner must now build a ‘bangunan kedai’ within the stipulated time and subject to the building plans being approved by the local government authority. In order to build the ‘bangunan kedai’ the land owner will have no choice but to demolish the existing building which is not a ‘bangunan kedai’.

When Section 116(1)(d) states that ‘no such building shall be demolished, altered or extended without the prior consent of the appropriate authority’, my understanding, after reading the entire section 116, is that the ‘such building’ refers only to any existing building that already complies with Section 116(1)(a) and 116(4), and not to any existing building that does not comply with the said section.

In the case of the 'Tamil High Chaparral' land, if the registered land owner has already obtained an approved development order given based on the expressed and implied conditions of the title, I cannot imagine how the state government can stop the land owner from demolishing the existing houses if such an act is necessary to comply with the approved development order.

On the other hand if no approval has been given yet, the state government can always sabotage the land owner by taking forever to approve the application.

As far as I am aware, the law only says that applications that comply with all the planning condition shall be approved, but there is no stipulation as to how soon such approval must be given. But surely we do not want the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government to emulate such BN tactics as sabotage?

The end of the report also quoted Sugumaran as having made this statement :

‘If there is a political will, there is an administrative way to cancel it’.

Is it possible that there are unscrupulous people including opportunistic politicians who are misleading the villagers and giving them false hopes that it is very easy for the state government to take back the land which had been legally alienated without having to pay adequate compensation at current market value?

To the sympathisers of the villagers, it may be worth noting that if it was that easy for the state government to simply acquire the 'Tamil High Chaparral' land on the cheap or for free to give it to the villagers, then it will also be equally easy for the state government to acquire any other citizen's land with ‘political will’ and by using some ‘administrative way’, to use Sugumaran's words.

Then no Malaysian property owner will be able to feel secure with the tenure of their property.

I am not sure if Malaysians are funny or just plain stupid. For 50 years they continuously voted in the same government of their choice.
When they finally voted for a change of government, they expect the new government to commit illegal acts in order to undo what the previous government had done.

Who are our friends, stop stirring shit .....

CM Lim Guan Eng is facing the issues of Kampong Buah Pala head on. So what is Hindraf's stand on burning BN flags? I doubt any of Hindraf will speak on this.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Intellectual vs Intelligence

I am sure there is a vast difference between being an intellectual vs being an intelligent person. Here, I will like to add that being an intellectual person means the ability one has to look at issues without being emotional about it. Now, the current Kampong Buah Pala issue should be debated in an intellectual way. Burning down the issues especially dolls of certain leaders are never welcomed. Although I support the movement, I sincerely believe certain flags should face the same faith of certain dolls. Now, now...stop talking in crytped way. Bottom line, be a man - burn down the whole flags and state your claim.

Friday, June 26, 2009

After reading this, things can me go hmmmmmmm

I wonder who is supplying gas to our neighbour Singapore? I wonder who is actually giving almost every household with piped in gas line where we in Malaysia have to buy those pesky LPG and still having to contend with the old kitchen stoves? I know....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Awang Selamat's latest bru haha

I just can't believe what a national Malay daily continues to spit out.... read it if you wish. Typical racist that has ran out of topics to talk about ....

Saturday, June 20, 2009

In my beginning is my Terence Netto

La Salle Brothers ended where they began

Terence Netto | Jun 20, 09 11:43am
“In my beginning is my end,” runs the refrain from a poem of TS Eliot’s, lines with a special poignance to Ho Kok Chee, brother director of St Xavier’s Institution and a Masters in English - a postgraduate qualification he has had to equip himself with, as otherwise his fitness for the headmastership of the school would have been deemed by the authorities as inadequate.

In the event, it enabled him to last 16 years as brother director, the longest tenure of the 28 principals who preceded him since the foundation in 1852 of this flagship school.

Ho’s retirement today brought to a close the 157-year presence of the La Salle Brothers in Malaysia, a Roman Catholic teaching order that at its height was responsible for the administration and ownership of 59 primary and secondary schools in Malaysia that educated something like two million students.

Alumni of these schools have graced the upper reaches of Malaysian socio-political life since independence and have not been averse to crediting their alma mater for the training they received.

However, a glance at the list of Malaysian luminaries who have been educated in these schools would stay the impulse to any triumphalism about the worth of the education afforded there, for the products occupy the range from the proud to the sordid. It must be admitted that much the same could be said for the legatees of most other famous schools in the country.

Why then the poignance that attended the closure rituals at Bro Paul Ho’s departure?

Perhaps it was because of the ideal of gratuitous service that animated the La Salle Brothers, who at the height of their presence in Malaysian education in the 1950s and 60s, numbered about a hundred members spread among the staff of the few score schools, mainly located in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, that they built and ran.

In a skeptical age, it would be easy to deprecate the value of this service but when it is seen that barely 10 percent of the enrollment in each of these schools was composed of pupils of the same religion as the Brothers, and that the latter did nothing in the way that could be construed as attempts to proselytise, their record of service was indeed what they claimed it was: gratuitous.

Faintly optimistic of the future

“It’s a new beginning,” opined Bro Paul Ho in remarks made to Malaysiakini as he packed his belongings in the modest office near the entrance to the school earlier this week in preparation for Friday’s departure.

He sounded faintly optimistic of the future, that the “special character of this school and its like” – meaning the half dozen other schools in the major towns of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia – would resist the attrition that would come from being administered by Education Ministry appointees not imbued with the spirit of the La Salle order.

It was hard to see the grounds for his optimism, albeit a faint one. But there wasn’t anything contrived in the way he gave vent to it.

“It now depends on those who value the education they have received in these schools to preserve their alma mater’s special character,” he elaborated.

“They have to exert the effort to preserve it,” he asserted. “If they cannot be depended upon to do that, who else would do it now that the Brothers are no longer around to preserve it?”

He added: “The La Salle order has looked upon students that have come to it for their education as special gifts to be respected for their human dignity and worth, irrespective of whether they belonged to the religion the Brothers professed.

“That was what made the order and the schools they ran special. That was why no proselytising was done because we respected the dignity of the person entrusted to our care.

“Our ideal of gratuitous service was based on that respect for the dignity of the human person and the end of our presence does not mean that the value of that ideal is no longer relevant nor is ended the possibility that it could endure in the hearts of those who have been touched by its worthiness,” said Bro Paul in a light-hearted tone that belied the gravity of what he said.

“The Brothers were never in this for profit or proselytising,” he emphasised. “They were in it for the dignity of the human person and that is why a void in their presence does not mean the cessation of that ideal.”

Bro Paul Ho chuckled when it was suggested to him that he was standing TS Eliot’s famous refrain on its head – “In my end is my beginning.”

Friday, June 19, 2009

Couldn't have said it better....

Nobody is blaming anybody,literally. After all, numbers don't lie and if numbers do, so what are we to say? Penang is on a graceful decline situation. It is not about the infrastructure that we have. At times, these infrastructure needs to be upgraded let alone building better ones. I am surprised that Gerakan harps on infrastructure. I think it is best to see how our Penangites are fairing in terms of per capita income basis with other states. I think that is far more important. I am in agreement with this blog's view. CM Lim Guan Eng summed it up well....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Once upon a time ...

Once upon a time, a friend made some interesting remarks - "I can't believe you are saying that DSAI is innocent. He is a bum bandit." Conversations became less when I said I rather see to believe rather than speculate to believe. Today, I am vindicated. My friend - one advise - stick to your script and not get personal about things okay?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One way way ticket...

"If it is true that Nasharuddin supports the formation of a unity government, it is best that he joins Umno by quitting his PAS post (as deputy president) and as an MP for Bachok," - YAB MB Kelantan

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Minister Mentor in Penang...

The Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng met with the Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Click here to view video.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Twitter at its best

Kit does it! Khalid does Dell does it.... can you just beat that? I am doing that too. You always tweet me if you want. See how powerful it can get?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A good reminder

"Umno is evil. The Umno-led federal government talks of 1 Malaysia but they instructed their officers not to co-operate with those who work with the PAS Kelantan government. This is Umno." - Nik Aziz

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spotted at a Korean restaurant

Lunch crowd - one by one came by to take some pictures. CM of Penang spotted.

Ahem...I think article deserves a reading...

Gerakan playing second fiddle to UMNO? Ask Penangites and they answer is unanimously yes. Ask UMNO and they say Gerakan is playing politics. Hence, for 30 years the reign of Gerakan led government has put Penang into a doldrum situation. While the country continues to reinvent itself and started to recognize the viability of the service industry, Penang led by Gerakan continued to labor on for manufacturing industries to invest here. Bear in mind, the Shared Services and Outsourcing business has started to evolve in Penang and the long forgotten Bi0-tech. Sigh....I think Dr. Neil Khor summed it well enough

Neil Khor Jun 6, 09 11:52am
Gerakan, the party of Lim Chong Eu and Lim Keng Yaik, is going through a rough
patch. It has been some 14 months since the last general elections but party
reforms have yet to bear any tangible results.
MCPXIn terms of governmental
influence, Gerakan has a full minister and two deputy ministers. Its president,
the low-key and ever diligent Dr Koh Tsu Koon, is in-charge of national unity.
He is also monitoring ministerial performance through the setting-up of Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs).This appointment, whilst attracting much criticism
from detractors, is seen as a lifeline for Gerakan to exert some influence over
national politics.It is still too early to tell if this strategy – of the
president having a ministerial position – will help Gerakan gain lost ground
after the last general elections. At this point anyway, most people still
remember Dr Koh’s announcement that he would not become a minister by way of the
senate. Few people, except perhaps Gerakan members themselves, have cheered him
on when he assumed his ministerial position.There are three main problems that
is plaguing Gerakan. Firstly, the party is suffering from an image problem. The
urban electorate still see the party as an appendage of the race-based parties
of Umno, MCA and MIC. Dr Koh’s consensual style, which the BN thinks will help
calm ruffled feathers, is not helping much in the party’s efforts to re-build
its public image. Koh needs a more vocal postureBoth Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (left)
and Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik (below) had an air of the rebel about them. A rebel, by
the looks of Koh’s political career path, he certainly is not. Dr Koh needs to
chart a credible, independent and more vocal posture.The second problem is that
Gerakan is still trying hard to carve out a role for itself in national politics
post-Penang. From 1969 to 2008, nearly forty years, Gerakan was “in-charge” of
Penang.Control of this largely non-Malay state, with its vibrant
manufacturing-based economy, gave it an edge over its non-Umno rivals within the
BN. Other than Umno, it was the only BN component party that held the reins of
government. In fact, the political reputation of the party as innovative, clean
and efficient was built mostly on Penang’s success.The loss of Penang may be a
problem but the process of losing that state is even more demoralising for the
party. For this was not just losing by a seat but a clear and decisive
“wipe-out”. To date, few Penangites regret voting the way they did. Gerakan’s
chances of single-handedly winning back the state is almost nil.Dr Teng Hock
Nan’s stewardship of Gerakan in Penang will be crucial for reform efforts. But
so far, he has been less than sterling. Calls to take the Pakatan state
government to task on the tennis affair and more recently, his humanitarian
appeal for Chin Peng’s return have not earned Gerakan any positive points. There
are also very wide rifts between Gerakan and Umno in Penang that Dr Teng needs
to close.He may be a more vocal and assertive personality when compared with Dr
Koh but his track record in the previous government leaves him open to
criticisms. Then there is the MCA, eager for a leadership position in Penang at
the expense of Gerakan. Pakatan likely to hold on to Penang in 2013Penang Umno
is still unhappy over its secondary role to Gerakan despite it consistently
winning most of its allotted seats. Gerakan’s inability to galvanise the BN
through the leadership of Dr Koh will almost guarantee a Pakatan victory in
2013.Without Penang, Gerakan has been forced to re-examine its party ideology,
which is inherently non-sectarian and therefore a source of its third problem.
How can the party ignore developments on the ground calling for an end to
race-based policies? Many of Pakatan’s goals, including means-tested and
merit-based economic policies, were championed by Gerakan in the late
1960s.Gerakan used to call itself the “conscience of the BN”. It was the party
that asked difficult questions and temper the race-based policies that the
coalition promoted to secure equitable development and nation-building. That
Malaysia is only partially successful in this area speaks volumes for Gerakan’s
inability to influence governmental policies. The party may have the right
values but these are not shared even within the BN.Today, Gerakan is in the
strange position of having to reach back into its past to be relevant again. Dr
Koh has been made minister in-charge of national unity and this in the midst of
the shared aspirations for “1Malaysia” where Malaysians are all equal. It should
be a good opportunity for Gerakan to lead in this programme. The only problem is
that not every BN component party agrees or share the same interpretation of
1Malaysia.Playing second-fiddle to UmnoIn short, Gerakan like the PPP are going
through a rough patch because both non-sectarian parties find themselves
anomalies in a race-based coalition. Gerakan’s political role was shaped by a
strong BN and a weak non-sectarian opposition. Now that the political ground has
become more even, supporters of non-sectarian politics have new champions in
Pakatan Rakyat. Is the role of Gerakan and PPP been played out?What is
surprising is that Gerakan leaders have taken so long to act. Dr Koh has yet to
state publicly what sort of role Gerakan will have in the new political
landscape. Playing second-fiddle to Umno will not win back lost ground. Trying
to be broker between non-sectarian interests and the race-based parties is not
viable especially when the party simply does not command the votes. Gerakan’s
inability to swing non-Malay voters to the BN in Bukit Gantang, a seat it used
to win, is evidence of its diminishing role.Perhaps, Dr Koh has a new game plan
for the party. If he has, he is keeping things close to his chest. It would be
simplistic to expect these smaller but important non-sectarian parties to leave
the BN. What role would they have as a “third force”? In today’s
political scenario, third parties like independent candidates, have little
chance of winning elections.Whatever new strategy Gerakan may have for itself,
it must put into effect sooner rather than later. One way to become a viable
political party again is to stick to its guns when it comes to governmental
decisions it does not agree with. The BN government in Perak, the unfolding PKFZ
scandal, the on-going revisiting of the ISA, rising crime, corruption in the
police force, and the shaping of new economic strategies for Malaysia; all are
opportunities for Gerakan to provide thought leadership.A ministerial position
may be a much needed lifeline but it can be a liability soon enough if the KPIs
are not met, national unity becomes more elusive with the radicalization of
race-based parties and Gerakan’s inability to find new ways of thinking that
will once again return it to its fundamental non-sectarian values.As things
stand today, support for the party is quickly diminishing. Image problems and
the loss of Penang aside, Gerakan’s hope for recovery lie with its ability to
embrace and advocate its founding values. But if the BN does not move in the
same direction, it may find itself a party with the right values but in the
wrong coalition.
NEIL KHOR (PhD) (Cantab) is the co-author of 'Non-Sectarian
Politics in Malaysia: The Case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat'.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Alor Setar , another by-election?

I am just speculating. Speculating because of the recent PKFZ report. I am not sure if this report would prove damaging to the folks mentioned in it but I am certain that this would be another low-light for the MCA. Really sad.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thanks Patrick Teoh

I really needed a good laugh...and here comes a good here and read.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

on the other front...

On the other front, Police raided DAP's HQ and seized a PC away. I am sure they didn't even know if they have had taken the right computer off but god bless their souls for following the masters of the blind. I am sure this will never be forgotten....never !

It is never easy....really...

It is never easy to see what goes on around the country. Especially the latest verdict for Zambry in Perak, we as citizens know that both parties are doing their best to show some level of upsmanship against one another! Nevertheless, the verdict is out and it was expected. Now, what is next? Where do we go from here? I am sure we have reasons to consider where we want to go from here as a nation, but do you believe winning a state is far better than winning the country? I leave it up to you as a voter to decide. I think CHANGE IS second qualms about it. Time to relook at ourselves at ask - is this worth it ... is this what Malaysia wants? Only time will tell. For now, dark clouds are descending into all parts of Malaysia. We hope for a brighter, sunny Malaysia just like the day after March 9 2008

Monday, May 18, 2009

Local vs Foreign Spin

(A)Manufacturing sector continues to draw FDIs
MALAYSIA continues to attract significant foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the manufacturing sector, with projects worth RM3.3 billion approved in the first three months of this year. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said total foreign investments approved in Malaysia's manufacturing sector in 2008 increased to RM46.4 billion in 480 projects.

(B)Malaysia’s First-Quarter Foreign Investment Drops 79%
May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s approved foreign direct investment in the manufacturing industry plunged 79 percent in the first quarter amid slumping global demand for the country’s products, a minister said. The Southeast Asian nation approved 3.3 billion ringgit ($931 million) in foreign direct manufacturing investment from January to March, International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today. That compares with about 16 billion ringgit a year earlier.
Hi folks! A simple multiple choice question I will like to ask you? Which one is the local Headline and which one is a foreign headline? You be the judge. I am amazed that the FDI has dropped 79%. I guess Malaysians continue to live in a world of denial. I believe it is time to wake up to reality. If we were to crawl out of this global economic slowdown, politics must be put aside and a consultative government must emerge. I believe the excessive politiking has damaged Malaysia's reputation somewhat eventhough certain quarters are still in the state of denial.
So what is your answer for the foreign news (a) or (b)? Make a guess!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Listening to the people

A year ago, NTV7 carried an important poll via sms on their news segment. The poll reads "Would you vote for the party or person?" Overwhelmingly, 84% voted to vote for the party. What became of the poll was the aftermath of 308 where 5 states fell to Pakatan led government and BN lost the 2/3 majority for the first time in history. So, when Anil Netto pointed out the same results about the situation in Perak, lets not forget. The unseen ones are pissed and the unseen ones want a the state by-elections. So why resist? Why?


Hotel anology. Advise to respect the courts. Meet the people session. Aiya...cut the wayang kulit.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oh my god....

The self proclaimed Gandhi and the pepper spray woman has gotten a reprieve from the Courts of Appeal. Nothing much to say other than good luck and god bless. Last nite, 96pct of the respondents on NTV7 said they will "create" pain for BN in the next General Election. I say this - GO AHEAD.

Monday, May 11, 2009

See what I proposes god disposes...!

Man proposes, god disposes. Period. No 2 ways about it. So will ex MB Zambry please vacate the office. Shred all your sensitive documents and please leave your keys behind. Especially the Toyotas. The state wants it back. Oh ... I heard a good job is available at the Fisheries Dept in Pangkor. Better the State Secretary of the Perak Assembly apply for the job...fits him well. Less shouting and shoving as well as manhandling an innocent man.

Liar-liar - Pants of fire

I just can't help cross posting my dear favorite blogger's comments. I believe he has made some serious findings and it is clear that some people in Perak is lying. I am not insinuating anything but just go ahead and read this posting. It's fun and good!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A sign of panicking?

I assure you that someone is already in a panic mode. Unless something is done, this phobic actions will continue and we will not see the last of the draconian way of managing issues. I stand to be corrected but according to this report, the police shut down a dinner where videos of May 7 Perak seating was documented. The video was shown to 1000 attendees. I think it is time to show these videos to a wider audience. It is time for the people to see the truth than to hear crap about 1Malaysia or 1Perak where the leaders don't see PR as brothers but as adversaries. I suggest the pepper spraying ADUN be arrested soon. She is a menace to the society and a menace to the State Assembly. So what are you waiting for? Search the internet!

So who is misbehaving here?

No wonder they refused all non-traditional media to come in. Now I know why ..... Tsk Tsk won't convince me either as you too belong to those that were there that day....

Who says Penang State Government has done nothing!

Read on. It is only the mass media that avoids putting this up. It is a sin if I don't do this myself as I believe folks at NST and Utusan will try not to even give light to this. Where's the beef, NST?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Makkal Sakthi

It is about time!

Mr are out of line and I agree to disagree with you

I sometimes think that whatever happens, happens for a reason. This is one instance, I beg to disagree...bloody hell.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has somewhat defended the manner in which
Pakatan Rakyat's ousted Perak speaker V Sivakumar was dragged out of the House
yesterday.Speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur today, he said Sivakumar "should have vacated his seat" since he was no longer the speaker."I don't know... he did not
want to vacate his seat. When he is no longer the speaker, then he should have
vacated his place," he added.According to him, the chaotic proceedings in the
Perak state assembly has tarnished the nation's image although Malaysia
practiced a "mature democracy"."Our government is holding firm to constitutional
rights and democracy. If we do not respect this practice, then it would be no
less than a jungle law," he said.Even if both sides of the political divide have
different principles, the premier stressed that "they shouldn't have forced
their principles on others."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Heeeeeeeeeee HHAAAAAAA

Itu olang sangat kulang ajar....kita ada 31 olang. Dia olang 28. Mau tunjuk tunjuk????? Saya ada kuasa...dia olang tak ada -so she said!

Is this right?

1. Speaker of the house ordered BN ADUNs out based on his order made some WEEKS go. Sargeant at arms - buat tak tau saja. So? Ini jungle punya law kah?
2. 4 burly guys came in with tags - OFFICIAL drag the speaker out - in jungle law kah?
3. Itu baru punya Speaker came from where?Alamak - he was so eager hiding away in the store room - so when he came in Speaker Siva took his place....? Ini jungle punya law kah?
4. We had to call in the police - what business does the police have in the hall. Itu punya Sargeant at arms buat apa?- Itu jungle punya law kah?
So in sum - Itu jungle punya law is the law written and done up by BN. So stop using jungle law connotation and speak with truth.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful? Be god fearing OK?

Thankful? I suggest be god fearing is a better word. It is sad how the Public Relations machinery is spinning about the story about how critical the police swooped in to resolve the matter. They should have done it earlier really when Speaker Siva asked the Sargeant At Arms to remove the 5 BN fellas. That would have defused the situation. But noooooo.....the police all of sudden became very aggressive to remove Sivakumar. He is still the Speaker and the removal was not done right! So, beware - the truth may just come back to haunt them

Act of provocation....don't react my fellow friends.

Liar ! Liar! Fire in the pants! If you buy his story, then go ahead. I tend to think Barisan stood for justice and 1Malaysia. As far as I am concerned, I wish them well. After all, you have the help of a lady frog from Jelapang. My guess is that this so-called act of coup-de-tat will be remembered. So who will be smiling in the next general election? Too bad Pangkor Island is pretty far from Penang. Otherwise, I would think after the next General Election, this man fits the role for a suitable job. Write to me and I will tell you. After all, I am holding the cards in my chest! One word - see you at the ballot box BN.

In solidarity with our Perak brothers

It is time to support our brothers in Perak. May god bless their souls and may Pakatan prevail, always

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Internet has come of age....

The recent news of CPM Chief Chin Peng being disallowed to return to his homeland is a clear indication that Malaysia wants to prevent history from being rewritten. It was rewritten on March 8 through a democratic process and of course, Chin Peng's return to Malaysia could prove devastating although he wants to return based upon humanitarian grounds. Although that process will never see light now, I am surprised that his last remaining comrades are using the Internet to tell the world that  they are still around and they are still the commies that use to run wild in the jungles. 

Except this time round, they are much older and sadly, some of them seem to have passed away in their little community kampung along the border of Thailand. I am sure you will not hentam me for taking time to write this posting but it is good to give some credit to these commies who were on the other side of struggle for a free Malaya. I am sure history books did not give them much credit for the destruction they had caused in the new villages during the 50-70s but rest assured, they are very much Malaysian as much as you and I are. 

What struck me is their continuous struggle to keep their ideology alive and well. Though it may seem like they are in their own world, they would probably view us the same way - in a chaotic and violent capitalistic world. Much as I want to say more about my views, I will leave it as it is. The struggle for a free and just Malaysia rests upon the democratic process that believes that all are equal with a new brand of socialistic views put onto it. God bless their souls- the freedom fighters of Malaysia - both the right and left. 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Perak oh...Perak

It is now very clear that BN has taken a "legitimate" path to nowhere and Malaysians now have to pray for the fabric of democracy that remains very fragile and brittle. I am disappointed with the concept of 1Malaysia where Malaysians are giving all opportunities to seek their best in this so-called "land of opportunity". I am certain that as the Perak "legitimate" government continues to plot its move, I see more blatant disregards for the concept of "going back to the people" Maybe it will be wise for the move to call for an emergency and save all of the us the bloody rethoric that is getting very stale - sorry I didn't vote for the BN and I will never vote for them again. Never say Never again!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Penanti sedang menanti

Penanti sedang menanti. I suppose the appearance of the ex ADUN , Fairus, has somewhat closed up gaps of any possible "frogs" phenomena in Penang. I am sure many of PKR's supporters and detractors are now forced not to speculate but to accept the realities that are in their faces. Fact - Fairus is supporting PR, not BN. Fact - BN is reeling from the euphoria of the recent installment of Najib. Fact - BN has lost many by-elections - a thing that is unprecendented since 1957. I am sure the tide is changing but supporters must work hard to convince the Penanti constituency that this is not a power play but a renewed sense of forcing both sides to work hard for the people. For now, Penanti sedang menanti. The people of Penanti must decide.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Remember this date ---- 18 March 2008

Before we start slamming the Penang State Government, lets understanding the rational of ratings. It is to show the brightsparks and the lowlights of certain finding. Here, I am surely appreciative if we can actually find out when this finding were done. To my surprise, who is at fault here?Past or present government? Seriously, if the findings were done before the current government came in, then I am certain we should all take out the brickbats and beat the living daylights out of everyone!
So - statistics can kill or otherwise. So, better make your choice.....use it wisely or it will use you the verdict - the findings were done before the new government came in, so the ratings are reflective of the MPPP of the past boo....

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Sure, sure....KPI is the in word and our ex CM is fully in charge of a ministry doing measurements. I am not going to talk about that though. I am sure the thing that is in everyone's mind is jobs. So, rather than speculating about things and getting nothing but a cheap thrill out of life, I found this interesting site which I felt should be used as a good reference. After all, Penang has about 60-70pct of listed companies worldwide and many of them are from the US. So make this site on your bookmarks. Who knows .... your company could be on the list and you will be the very fortunate few to know it first. So - go read it ... it is far more useful that rethoric about BS KPIs that should have been done YEARS AGO.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I believe...therefore I am !

Read this article. I know there is a lot of noise since this afternoon, but read this article...

The DAP’s socialist streak
WHEN the Penang government announced late last month that it had eradicated hardcore poverty within its borders, the news raised quite a few eyebrows. It seemed an incredible, if not impossible, task to achieve. On hindsight, however, when one looks at what the Pakatan Rakyat government executed, the solution seems common-sense. But though it may appear simple, the move was instituted with such impudence and guts it could only come from a political element that is part of the origins and makeup of the DAP – its democratic socialism.What the state did was to directly uplift every one of the 726 households registered with the welfare department as being in the hardcore poor category by giving them the money. Affected families were literally funded to ensure their incomes are topped up so that they get at least RM500 every month.These poor souls whose lives, and statistics, seemingly changed overnight must owe their new fortunes to a political decision made way back in 1966. It was then that the DAP was first registered, following the Setapak Declaration, as an offshoot of the Singapore-based People’s Action Party (PAP). What marks the event as significant today is not just its history, but the fact that the party was registered as a democratic socialist entity.Penang’s success in eradicating hardcore poverty is a fruition of a progressive post-modern socialist ideology. In fact, much of the state’s economic and social policies today can be attributed to a highly-evolved socialist streak in the DAP. By socialism we do not necessarily mean the radical, anti-capitalist school that emerged in the early 20th century, influenced by the works of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. Democratic socialism surfaced as a splinter movement that envisioned the attainment of socialism not through a revolutionary process, but through an embracing, evolutionary one. It embraced civil liberties, free elections, parliamentary democracy and transparency in governance.It is no coincidence then that the DAP is a long-time member of the Socialist International, whose origins can be traced to early international labour movements. Now, some 43 years after the DAP was founded, Penang has to some extent become a test-bed of sorts for a modern socialist experiment in Malaysia. Hints of this new wind, blowing along a distinctly proletarian agenda, was already felt on the first day that the DAP took helm of the state by assuming the chief minister’s post, with Lim Guan Eng ordering all summonses for hawkers and parking be waived.Lim had later even proposed to the federal government an “economic stimulus” plan worth RM48 billion that he said would have a “tidal effect” in directly benefiting 27 million Malaysians during the financial crisis. The plan included giving a RM6,000 annual “oil bonus” to all families earning less than RM6,000 a month, or a RM3,000 annual bonus to bachelors earning less than RM3,000 a month. The amount, Lim said, would cost RM35 billion or one third of Petronas’s 2007 gross profits of RM107 billion.The idea to use national coffers in a massive way to alleviate the people’s burden is perhaps something that could only have come out with such brazen confidence from the DAP, due to the socialist element in its set-up. For democratic socialism seeks to improve the rights and standards of the majority by directly increasing the powers of workers and consumers. It does place social welfare as a prime component in the governance of a society. Any aid or subsidy, however, is not meant to be dished out as dole benefits to passive citizens without resourcefulness or personal enterprise; the aid is deemed necessary to empower people, by giving them impetus to be active participants in the greater economic community. In one of the Penang government’s boldest moves, for example, all residential landed properties on state land were made freehold, and all industrial and commercial property owners had their leaseholds converted to the maximum 99 years. “We want to give ownership of land back to the people,” Lim had said.Of course, in practice, the DAP’s style of administration is not so purely egalitarian; but its socialist roots do hold significant sway in how the administration has caught people by surprise, by making sweeping changes with unassuming audacity. It remains to be seen then how many more surprises the DAP-led government will dish out, and exactly how well its socialist inclinations will work for the state over the remaining duration of its term in power.
Himanshu is theSun’s Penang bureau chief.