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Whats wrong Dr M ?

April 6, 2008

It started off with Dr M vs the Tunku Abdul Rahman , the first prime minister. He was expelled from UMNO but Tun Razak thought that he was an asset ; to dear to be blown away just like that. One must admit that he is smart and shrewd ; otherwise how would you explain his express ascend to become the Deputy Prime Minister after the demise of Tun Razak ?

Then , he became too powerful for Tun Hussein to contain and became the fourth prime minister of Malaysia. He had Tun Musa as his deputy , seen as the dynamic duo. They had a fallout in 1986 and Musa was pissed off that he resigned. Tun Dr M then had Tun Ghafar to look after the country. Somehow , he changed his mind and kept mum when Tun Ghafar needed him to back him up when he was up against Anwar ; a purely Tun Dr M’s protege. With his blessing , Anwar became as powerful as the old gaffer.

Of course , Tun Dr M was at his best in 1987. A revolution within UMNO erupted and he nearly loss the Presidency. ( some might argue the debacle in 1987 was the birth of Undi Hantu !! ) Ku Li knew he was stronger and along the way deregistered UMNO. Of course , Tun Dr M was always in control that when Ku Li tried to register UMNO immediately , it was striked off by the judiciary. The way Ku Li was potrayed in 1990 ( the cross on his KAdazan tengkolok) was just the beginning of the “everytime-smear” type of campaign.

Then , when Anwar was much too way out of control ; Tun Dr M character assassinated him with the all famous gay accusation. He managed to jail Anwar and then had a difficult time to choose his next successor. Well, fair enough ; we thought it was over but of course Tun Dr M being Tun Dr M just had to meddle everything up and now he is asking for Pak Lah’s resignation.

Everybody had problems with Tun Dr M.. so i guess , the one factor that everybody should get rid off is Tun Dr M !!! Simple logic isn’t it ?

Personally , I may agree with him asking PAk Lah to resign as i do feel that Pak Lah cannot lead Barisan Nasional to win the next election. Unfortunately , its Tun Dr M asking and I am not too keen on his ways at the moment. I may agree with him in principle but I question Tun Dr M himself. He is not god. He was not perfect when he held the Prime Minister’s post for 22 years. He is in such a delusional state and thinks highly perfect of himself.

Come on la…

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Exclusive : Pak LAh rebuts.. 6/4/08

April 6, 2008

Jam sudah pukul 10 pagi. Kelibat Presiden UMNO masih belum kelihatan ketika itu. Dewan yang hanya mampu memenuhi seramai 1500 orang kelihatan mampat. Keheningan suasana terasa dan kelihatan ahli-ahli UMNO yang prihatin bersesak-sesak untuk mengambil tempat di dalam dewan. Namun ramai yang yang kecewa terpaksa akur berada di luar dewan untuk mendengar penerangan PRESIDEN UMNO dalam perhimpunan tertutup yang ditunggu-tunggu.

Jam 1005 Pak Lah tiba diringi Datuk Seri Najib dan dewan terus bergema dengan salam dan selawat ke atas nabi junjungan. Lagu Negaraku dan UMNO dinyanyikan dengan gemuruh ; setiap senikata dan bait dihayati sedalam-dalamnya.

Tan Sri Muhammad Mohd Taib menghangatkan majlis dengan intipati ucapan menyentuh kronologi kritikan pedas terhadap kepimpinan Pak Lah. Menurutnya , tidak adil menuding jari ke arah Pak Lah semata-mata. Tuduhan-tuduhan yang penuh emosi adalah persepsi yang diputarbelitkan terutamanya oleh media alternatif yang menembusi segala lapisan masyarakat. UMNO perlu peka dan lebih fleksibel dalam meniti krisis ini.. Ramai tidak sedar akan kesahihan fakta yakni UMNO pasca pilihanraya 2008 lebih kukuh dari UMNO pasca pilihanraya 1999. Pak Lah perlu diberi peluang ujarnya. Ahli-ahli parti diseru supaya tidak terpengaruh dengan petualang dan pengkhianat UMNO.

Tepat jam 1045 pagi , keadaan yang menjadi gelisah ketika ucaptama Ketua Penerangan UMNO berubah menjadi sunyi sepi apabila tiba giliran Pak Lah untuk berucap. Beliau yang jarang-jarang dilihat tegas berucap dengan penuh semangat yang membuat hadirin terpaku .Beliau mengajak ahli-ahli UMNO berfikir mengapa sokongan rakyat kini sudah tidak sepenuhnya kepada Barisan Nasional. Apa yang telah terjadi ? Parti-parti komponen seperti MCA , MIC dan GERAKAN yang kalah teruk telah memulakan langkah pemulihan parti tetapi sayangnya , dalam UMNO ada yang ingin merobohkan dan menghancurkan UMNO.

Pak Lah mengulangi kenyataannya sebelum ini bagaimana kita menerima mesej jelas dari rakyat selepas pilihanraya . Rakyat mahukan perubahan dan malangnya perubahan yang dilakukan kerajaan BN belum cukup. Mandat besar yang diberikan pada 2004 tidak dilaksanakan kepercayaan itu secukupnya. Kerajaan BN mesti melakukan lebih baik dari yang sedia ada. Harga minyak dan barangan asas telah naik mendadak dan ini menyebabkan rakyat marah. Kerajaan telah sebenarnya mencuba sedaya upaya untuk mengurangkan beban dan menerangkan dengan selengkapnya langkah-langkah yang diambil. Namun , hasutan dari pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab memutar-belitkan fakta keuntungan PETRONAS yang sepatutnya digunakan untuk mengurangkan beban ini. Pak Lah menegaskan kewujudan PETRONAS bukan sebagai agensi subsidi tetapi badan yang bertanggungjawab untuk kemajuan.

Pak Lah juga menyentuh mengenai isu agama , kuil dan pakatan HINDRAF. Kaum India pada pilihanraya ini memangkah selain BN untuk menyatakan ketidakpuashatian mereka. Orang-orang Cina juga diprovokasi untuk tidak menyenangi kaum Melayu yang dianggap sudah kuat atas isu DEB , ketuanan melayu , tentera dan polis.

Pak Lah sempat menyelar Tun Dr Mahathir ( yang dipanggilnya orang tua ) kerana sebelum 8 Mac beliaulah yang memberikan imbasan yang Malaysia memerlukan parti pembangkang yang lebih kuat. Apabila keadaan sudah jadi sebagaimana yang dibayangkannya , Pak Lah pula yang diperlekehkan. Tun Dr Mahathir tidak sedar yang beliau sendiri sukar untuk menerima pendapat orang lain walaupun di dalam partinya sendiri ketika zaman pemerintahannya. Fakta ; Sokongan orang Melayu sebenarnya lebih jitu kini berbanding 1999.

Barisan Nasional sebenarnya menang besar di kawasan-kawasan majoriti melayu dan kalah teruk di kawasan bukan majoriti melayu. ( Kawasan >60% pengundi melayu , BN menang 63% kerusi yang ditandingi .kawasan >60% pengundi bukan melayu , BN Cuma menang 19% dari kerusi yang ditandingi. ) Namun kekalahan 22 kerusi parlimen kawasan putih dikesan puncanya sebagai SABOTAJ dalaman. Begitu juga nasib 22 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri yang menjadi punca kejatuhan negeri Perak dan Kedah kepada pembangkang. UMNO sendiri yang menyebabkan kekalahan UMNO. TIndakan pengkhianatan ini dikutuk keras oleh Pak Lah dan sekiranya didapati bersalah , akan dihukum sewajarnya.

Pak Lah merayu ahli-ahli UMNO supaya sayangkan UMNO. Peristiwa hitam pengharaman UMNO pada 1988 amat menyedihkan. Parut lukanya masih berdarah dan tidak pernah pulih sepenuhnya. Tun Dr Mahathir tidak pula diminta untuk meletakkan jawatan pada ketika itu , tetapi semua ahli diminta bermuhasabah dan mengukuhkan UMNO. UMNO harus sedar dan tidak hanyut ; sentiasa prihatin kepada suara rakyat. Rakyat yang mengundi Pak Lah pada 2004 jugalah yang telah mengundi sebaliknya pada 2008 ; dan kali ini isyarat jelas untuk reformasi menyeluruh telah dihantar. PArti yang kuat itu datang dari sokongan rakyat dan bukan ahli ahli parti sahaja semata-mata.

Pak Lah juga mengakui kehadiran perang siber dan blog yang memberikan impak dan punca keputusan pilihanraya yang tidak berpihak kepada Barisan Nasional. Beliau memberitahu yang di ruangan siber itu pada ketika ini Tun Dr Mahathir sebenarnya banyak dikecam. Tiada siapa malaikat , tidak Pak Lah mahupun Datuk Seri Najib. Pak Lah mengecam Tun Dr Mahathir yang kononnya memperjuangkan kebebasan media. Pak Lah mengingatkan hadirin tentang penyalahgunaan ISA seperti OPERASI LALANG ketika zaman pemerintahannya. Pak Lah kesal dipanggil lemah , lembik dan tidak ditakuti orang tetapi tidak mahu membalas memanggil nama kerana tidak mahu menjatuhkan air muka Tun Dr. Mahathir. Rakyat kini sebenarnya mempersoalkan Tun Dr Mahathir. Video Lingam dirakamkan sewaktu Tun Dr Mahathir masih menjadi Perdana Menteri ! Begitu juga dengan isu kuota – Pelopornya ialah tidak lain dan tidak bukan Tun Dr Mahathir sendiri !

Pak Lah menegaskan bahawa Khairi tidak sama sekali terlibat dengan senarai calon dan cabinet.Hanya Datuk Seri Najib dan Datuk Seri Sheikh Radzi yang membantunya dan tiada orang lain. Begitu juga dengan tuduhan liar mengenai tindak tanduk “budak-budak” tingkat empat. Pak Lah bertanggungjawab ke atas semua keputusannya yang tidak dibayangi oleh mana mana pihak.

Pak Lah berazam untuk mengotakan semua janji-janji Barisan Nasional. Semua Koridor yang dirancang perlu dilaksanakan segera. Pengukuhan modal insan perlu menjadi keutamaan. Begitu juga dengan isu agama yang menjadi mainan politik sewenang-wenangnya. Selain itu penyusunan parti perlu bermula dari akar umbi dalam langkah untuk membina semula UMNO dan BARISAN NASIONAL.

Pak Lah memberikan satu soalan yang mudah tetapi sukar untuk dijawab. Mampukah kita mengukuhkan UMNO di negeri-negeri yang kita kalah ? Peranan yang dimainkan di negeri-negeri ini telah berubah dan UMNO perlu peka. Pak Lah sekali lagi menyelar kenyataan Tun Dr Mahathir yang menganggap UMNO sudah tiada lagi harapan di Kedah , Pulau Pinang , Perak dan Selangor. Pak Lah mengingatkan hadirin ketika Tun Dr M sendiri yang menjadi Ketua UMNO Kelantan , tetapi PAS masih lagi memerintah negeri itu. Begitu juga dengan Tengku Razaleigh yang tidak pernah memberikan apa-apa impak kepada parti ; malah dia kehilangan satu kerusi Dean Undangan Negeri di kawasan parlimennya dalam pilihanraya baru-baru ini.

Media di zaman Pak Lah sebenarnya adalah yang paling bebas. Ketika Anwar Ibrahim menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri , dia mengawal aliran media. Pak Lah sekali lagi mengingatkan ahli-ahli UMNO yang hadir mengenai tindakan Tun Dr M selepas menjadi Perdana Menteri ; untuk tidak menyiarkan apa-apa berita mengenai mantan Perdana Menteri ketika itu , Tun Hussein Onn.

Musuh sebenar UMNO ialah pihak pembangkang dan bukan UMNO. Pak Lah menyatakan yang pada ketika dia memilih Datuk Seri Najib sebagai timbalannya , Pak Lah mahu bekerjasama dengan beliau sepenuhnya. Apabila tiba masa , tampuk pemerintahan akan diserahkan dan Datuk Seri Najib diharapkan agar membawa Malaysia ke arah kemajuan pasca 2020. Pak Lah akan sentiasa merestui perjuangan sebegini dan berharap dapat melihat sinar itu sekalipun berkerusi roda.

“ Saya bukan tamak , saya bersyukur.. “


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Humpty dumpty Jebat

March 23, 2008

The Terengganu MB saga is absolutely ridiculous. It shows how sore the relationship between the palace and BN . It had been going on for two weeks and never in Malaysian history that any state government not formed during this period. The Sultan disagreed with Pak Lah’s choice and the crisis now showed how neither party were able to resolve it wisely. It is a serious problem and Pak Lah is certainly having a headache with this problem surfacing in all the turmoil post 838. All these are pointers how weak he is at the moment.

It is sad to see these stupid newly elected state assemblymen reacted the the non-appointment of Idris Jusoh. Declaring publicly to boycott the proceeding is bollocks and showed their disrespectfulness of the royalty. As if they cannot compromise and discuss it privately to sort out a win-win situation for everybody. Threatening to resign is just out of this world .. I mean , who do they think they are ? For UMNO to threaten the appointed Menteri Besar to be sacked from UMNO is PURELY STUPID and shows how f***ed up UMNO is at the moment! Excuse my vulgarity but i find this current situation totally unacceptable. Rakyat will surely vote BN out of Terengganu if a massive state by-elections is to be held. It is sad to see them being so disrespectful and “derhaka” in such a way.I despice these individuals as how I’ve despiced Lim Kit Siang for his act earlier against the Perak regent.

The currenty monarch is going against Pak Lah ; either he is unlucky or there is something really wrong going on. Speculations regarding why is an open secret and this royal revolt maybe the indicator that it is not rumours after all. The country is going bonkers and out of control at the moment. Where art thou ?

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The Canon is out

March 19, 2008

Ku Li has declared publicly his intention to “clean” UMNO by challenging Pak Lah. This charismatic leader who challenged Tun Dr M in 1987 is doing it again. He ended up with Semangat 46 which in the end faltered because its foundation or cause of struggle was never defined. He maybe 71 but seeing things in disarray at the moment may have prompted him to act rather than just wait and see things crumbling. He knows Pak Lah ‘s position is dodgy , and with the increasing number of enemies he is making by day ; you’d never know the kind of support that Ku Li can get. Radzi was his stalwart soldier in Team B and I am sure Radzi still wants to be a relevant factor in UMNO. Lets see if Musa would join him again !I’m sure there’ll be lots of silent supporters out there who will come out and voice their dissatisfaction against Pak Lah. Rais Yatim , the then Deputy President of Semangat 46 is really quiet since his promotion to Foreign Affairs .As for Tun Dr M , He’ll just be applauding to see the current scenario.

( from NST )

KOTA BARU, Wed 19 March 2008 :

MP for Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has made public his intent to challenge Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for the presidency. He has offered himself to lead Umno to “heal the party”, which he described to be “in a bad way.”

While acknowledging that his advancing age might be used against him, the 71-year-old former Finance Minister, who held the Gua Musang parliamentary seat since 1969, expressed willingness to take up the challenge if he was given the opportunity.
Tengku Razaleigh, who challenged but lost to then Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the 1987 party elections, said he was “young” then and ever ready to challenge anyone with his ideas.
“I still have ideas, I am still brave because I am independent and I don’t depend on anyone. If my service is still needed and my strength can still be used, I am offering myself to work for the rakyat,” he told a press conference here today. “Even though I am old but I am still strong. If there are enough nominations for me to contest in the Umno election, I will give my service if I am needed.”
The Gua Musang Umno division chief, who described Umno’s defeat in the recent general election as the most painful and horrible moment in his political career, said he would call for a special meeting in his division tomorrow to discuss his proposal for the party to hold a special meeting to discuss the defeat.

Tengku Razaleigh had recently distributed letters to all Umno divisions and branch heads, urging them to utilise a section in the party’s constitution to call for a special Umno EGM on May 11, the party’s anniversary, to discuss the dismal polls performance. He felt the meeting should be held before the annual general meeting in August to “avoid confusion.”
“I felt the general assembly has to deal with lots of issues, so let us have this special meeting to discuss the election results. I hope the other Umno divisions will consider this. This can be done according to the party’s constitution and it is an abnormal thing. We need to discuss this defeat. Haven’t the Umno members realise we’ve lost five states? Are they still sleeping?”
On the desire of the five opposition-led state government’s desire to do away the National Economic Policy, Tengku Razaleigh said the topic was questioned because some quarters tasked with implementing the policy had “abused their powers to the point of raising ire of both commoners and Umno members.”
“The discrimination should not have happened as the NEP was a trust for the rakyat,” he said. “The policy is not meant solely for a group of people but the rakyat should view its overall objective which is to bring unity to the country. I support the policy in principle but I feel that it should be continued to remain as it was formulated back then.”

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UMNO LEADERSHIP DILEMMA – PART 2

March 19, 2008

The new cabinet announced on the 18th of March gave different impact to different groups. BY calibre , it is difficult to critisize the cabinet at the moment because it is a known well fact that the team now are hard working. Even alternative leaders  chose to wait for this team to be in action before opening their mouth.  The appointments of Zaid Ibrahim and Shahrir Samad showed how serious Pak Lah is in having the “brave” ones working with him in federal matters. It is a serious image enhancement exercise and having them on board is spot on for damage control.

Pak Lah is certainly trying to clean up the mess ; a bit late but better than never. Those seen as controversial were kicked out ; and few did not know it was coming. Rafidah and Radzi were shocked and expressed their dissappointments openly . Tengku Adnan was a surprise inclusion for the polls but his exit from the cabinet showed how close he was to be  kicked out indefinitely. Rafidah decided not to resign as the Wanita chief and that is a sign that she will retaliate. She never gives up things easily and is this a signal for more trouble to come ?

Pak Lah stern stance after the dissapointing polls revealed his weakness more and more. The refusal of the Terengganu and Perlis royals to accept his choice for Menteri Besar was a big blow for his ego. The episode was a direct insult to Pak Lah really. PEMUDA UMNO  did not suspend Mukhriz as how it was expected to ; Pak Lah holds the autonomy power to sack Mukhriz indefinitely and by not doing it his grip over UMNO is faltering. The refusal of Anifah and Tengku Azlan to accept the deputy minister’s post challenged Pak Lah’s leadership. Radzi , The Secretary General calls it the day and said he can’t work with Pak Lah anymore. Rafidah , the Wanita chief was very sarcarstic in her PC today. Everybody is showing their protest to Pak Lah but still the denial syndrome remains.

All the signals and body language is for Pak Lah to go. Of course , statements are out by all factions to pledge their loyalty to the Prime Minister. However , do remember history during Tun Hussein Onn’s “official” dismissal , Ghafar Baba’s tenure as DPM and just moments before Anwar’s dismissal in 1998. Politics will remain be as how it has been shaped to be.  The only argument why he should stay as PM and UMNO president for now maybe because there is nobody else who can take over at the moment. Transfer of power to the obvious ones in line is somehow not an alternative. The vacuum is evident and UMNO as an entity needs to rethink and reorganize .

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Starting point

March 19, 2008

I am really happy that there are people out there reading my blog . Not only that , because oftheir concern for Malaysia ; there were kind enough to leave comments for discussion ! Thank you.. thank you… As you can see I will not sensor nor filter the comments .Its time to  trash out our thoughts. Its time we practice what we’ve been preaching for years about democracy yeah ? Everybody is entitled to their own opinion ; but lets talk facts and argue intelligently ; not based on emotion and for ego’s sake.

I applaud my enthusiastic Malaysians… *smile*

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MUSANG BERBULU AYAM

March 16, 2008

It is of no surprise when the DAP leaders acted shamefully in two different incidents ; Perak and Selangor. It is their knee jerk reflex not to bow to anything that sounds  Malays eventhough they have been championing the concept of Malaysian Malaysia. Unfortunately it can be translated literally as anything but Malay !! There are sensitivities that should be respected and acting in such arrogance may cause disharmony . These acts showed blatant hipocracy and revealed true colours of a rotten intent.  

Living in urban societies ; exposed to the unlimited power of the cyber space , the struggles of DAP becomes music to the ears of  the young. It is by nature that the young possesses anti-establishment traits , rebel without a cause usually. Being equal has always been the core of democracy but it should be realized that it traverses socialisme and communisme. It’s the way one intrepretes the concept and it should be addressed and tailored to the community and ethnicity. There is no such “fit for all” wear that can be applied to all.
One has to remember that DAP has always been anti-Malay whether they want to admit it or not. The party was formed in that sentiment and my guess is the younger professionals who joined or sympathizers may not realize this. They would have thought that ideals maybe similar to PKR or GERAKAN which walk in the same direction. Let me bring you back in history in the Party’s first national congress : 

   Setapak Declaration

The Setapak Declaration affirms DAP’s viewpoint that in the process of nation-building, ethnic equality must be made the paramount principle, and it is upon this principle that the separation of citizens into “Bumiputra” and ” non- Bumiputra” is strongly opposed. On policies relating to culture and education, the Declaration stresses the spirit of the National Constitution must be respected; while firmly accepting Bahasa Malaysia as the national language, the right of using other languages must be protected.

 ( July 29 , 1967 )

Of course Lim Guan Eng and his father Kit Siang have no respect for what Malaysia was built on – in putting the Malay Sultanate as the pillar of the constitution . It is never their believe and will never be. Thus such rude acts to states with the royals will be forthcoming .The latest “songkok” saga by YB Teng in Selangor is expected. He may deny the fact that it had happened recently but he had made statements before and it was recorded in his blog :

Teng Chang Khim, Tuesday, 25 July 2006

It has been the DAP policy not to wear the No. 1 suit which comes with a songkok. I have never worn one since 1995.I had even protested when the invitation cards to attend the swearing in ceremony of Tan Sri Abu Hassan Omar as the Selangor Menteri Besar at Alam Shah palace in 1997 stated, unprecedentedly, that all the guests were required to wear songkok. Upon my protest, the directive was withdrawn.However, the palace had later again imposed the ruling after the present Sultan came to the throne. Since then, I had never attended any official functions that required the wearing of songkok.

Do not be surprised in later state proceedings , these group of people may act rudely and show their arrogance to the Sultans. I believe that as human beings , we have to respect each other regardless religion or race . It is in the teachings of  Islam , Christianity , Buddhism and all beliefs to accord respect and grace in creating harmony. DAP has to remember that such provoking action may create heavy protest from the Malays ; not because they are Chinese but of arrogance to disrespect cultural sensitivity. We should remain Asian and uphold our universal principles and not behaving similar to the past western colonials .