October 29, 2014
A few days ago, the Malaysia Special Branch gave a public warning on the real and serious threat of ISIS affecting Malaysia anticipated to be done by Malaysian Muslims who were recruited to fight in ISIS against other Malaysians. Malaysia is a country who will not simply give any such warnings because such news may cause upheaval if wrongly understood.
What the Special Branch said in a carefully worded interview is a wakeup call for all Malaysians who see ISIS as a threat to our way of life in this beloved country. The analysis is that this threat is so serious now that the Police has no choice but to warn the people ahead of time because if this threat is allowed to be made real, it will be an overthrow of our Government and the people who do not subscribe to their advances.
The article was carried by The Sun Daily here.
April 19, 2017
I have stopped writing for a while to observe our world in Malaysia getting from bad to worse. I always wondered why are there so many people who wants to make this beautiful country run to the ground. I figured they are selfish, greedy and because they can.
I feel excited after reading about INVOKE. In a lengthy message sent out by YB Wong Chen regarding what Rafizi Ramli started with a bunch of young and intelligent Malaysians focused to help capture 40 marginal seats so that the Opposition Front can win the next General Election.
In the past, you can hardly read about Malaysians coming out to dare live a dream. Rafizi is doing so for the love of Malaysia, our beloved country, using brains and youth and commitment, something quite lacking in this present generation.
There is nothing for them to gain from a material viewpoint but lots of respect and admiration from their peers. They are doing this for the better future of Malaysia. And doing it with honor and respect for people, especially those in power. They do it without screaming “bloody Mary” or threatening incarceration. They do it with finesse.
This is the dawn of a new generation of Malaysians. Using their brains and skills, putting technology to good use, they are going to show the world that that can play a significant and definite role to turn the tides of GE14 which is expected to come in the second half of 2017. They are ready to roll.
I am amazed that they have such clarity in goals, strategy and direction and I hope to write about their success in the near future.
Viva la INVOKE!
Viva la Rafizi and team!
If you are reading this, you MUST do your part to support. Check them out.
INVOKE – https://www.invokemalaysia.org
November 19, 2016
Following the arrest of Bersih 2.0 leaders yesterday afternoon, many people especially those in leadership, had hoped that the people rally Bersih 5 will dwindle away.
Somehow, the authorities have taken far more precautions than last year. Bersih 5 will be on as planned.
Stay tuned…check out the next posting on Bersih 5 updates.
October 4, 2016
Later this month in October 2016, the so-called Hadi’s Bill which is a Private Member’s Bill will be debated. Many Muslim leaders like PAS President Hadi Awang and Umno President and Prime Minister Najib Razak are trying to convince the Rakyat that this bill has nothing to do with implementing hudud which is part of the shariah prescribing various penalties for apostasy, adultery, false accusation, alcohol consumption, theft and robbery. Are they telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
November 24, 2015
When Fazillah Yusof answered a question in Parliament, he apparently had said that the recent major increase in toll across the city did not break the BN Manifesto presented in 2013 for the General Election. This angle was only carried in THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER and no where else even when the other media covered this story.
If you are not already aware, the recent toll hike took Malaysians by surprise and gave us all a nasty shock at the rate the increases were applied to 18 highways from October 15. This graphic from PAULTAN.ORG summarizes neatly in case you have forgotten.
Now, you can read the story reported by TMI below dated 23-November-2015 or click here. Then you can check if he was misled, mistaken, misinformed, etc. You be the judge. Continue reading
October 2, 2015
PM Najib gave this commitment in his UN speech yesterday. The Malaysian Insider reported (read here) that “Malaysia ill open its doors to 3,000 Syrian migrants over the next three years to help alleviate the refugee crisis.” Najib was playing politics to the world stage in an attempt to show that Malaysia was caring. He said that “we must respect our common humanity … People around the world cry out for our help. We cannot, we must not, pass on by.”
Applause indeed. Fantastic rhetorics made by our very own PM Najib.
Now, back at the homefront where his own people are suffering due to economic pressures caused by the severe depreciation of the Ringgit against the US Dollar, the severe cashflow problem for businesses caused by GST, the overall quality of life and higher cost of living for all Malaysians, have fallen on deaf ears, or so it seems.
When will Najib say such appeasement to the Rakyat? Malaysians are waiting for him to first talk and then walk the talk. He appears not to appreciate the terrible plight of Malaysians but he can talk of the pain of the Syrian refugees. If he cannot take care of the people here in Malaysia, why is he taking Syrian refugees and wanting to make their lives terrible by joining our pain? All for a political stunt?
September 7, 2015
Of late, we are hearing Ministers say weird and silly appearance of comments as their response on events and statements made by others.
Today, as reported by Free Malaysia Today, it appears that our dear DPM Ahmad Zahid dismissed suggestions by former SB Deputy Director that his unusual transfer was linked to the sacking of former Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail.
Zahid, as reported by the Rakyat Post and FMT (read here), to have sarcastically said “kepala dia dah masuk air“, loosely translated as “water entered his head.” Why such an uncouth retort from a dignified office?
We also recently find our IGP responding to reports of food poisoning during the Bersih 4 rally from packet drinks as possibly caused by too much chili intake (read here). That is not something for our highest ranking police officer of Malaysia to brush aside.
Next, we have Minister of Urban Well being, Housing and Local Government Ahmad Dahlan threatening Bersih 2.0 to dump rubbish outside their office after the next protest if they refuse to pay a RM65,000 bill (read here).
Why is it that our highly regarded Ministers and IGP need to resort to responses that are uncalled for, lowly cultured, unprofessional and totally uncaring? Don’t they sound like a spoilt brat retorts, much like uncultured people, very un-Malaysian?
August 31, 2015
Today is Day 2 of the 34-hour Bersih 4 rally. It was estimated that few tens of thousands of Malaysians camped all over the vicinity of Dataran Malaysia.
The morning started with prayers of various faiths. The crowd built up in the late morning.
Towards the last leg of the program at 9pm, the crowd had swelled to over 100,000 people. Speeches were made by politicians, NGOs and also the public.
The atmosphere remained electrifying all the way to midnight when everyone sang our beloved national anthem, Negara ku. Watch the video.
August 30, 2015
The day was hot but it didn’t deter the few hundred thousand of Malaysians coming out to stand up to be counted. Amidst threats by the Police and banning of the Bersih t-shirts, Malaysians were fearless to defy the senseless attempt to rock Bersih 4. Here are some highlights from Day 1 on the ground.
Walking near Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
A lesson on metaphorical illustration
Speeches at Central Market
August 30, 2015
In an unprecedented move, Tun M did the unthinkable to show up at a street rally Bersih 4 not once but twice in as many days.
Today, Tun M took the KTM Komuter together with his wife, Siti Hasmah, along with an old friend, Zaid Ibrahim. FB went abuzz with pictures of Tun M with the people in a train, arriving at the Central Market station at 4:30 pm this afternoon.
August 29, 2015
There were certainly an incredible turnout of Malaysians in the Bersih 4 rally thus far. It will be hard to count as this is a 34 hour rally. Many have turned out in multiple locations and many will come at various times.
The KL Police Chief says an estimated 25,000 turned up but he will need to go for training to tell numbers in a crowd and willing to tell the truth.
There was definitely more than 25,000 but is it 200,000? Not sure but the turnout was awesome and will be scary for some people.
These aerial photos by MalaysiaKini may give us some perspective.
At the junctions if Tun Perak and TAR and Raja Laut.
At Masjid Jamek area, HSBC building on the left.