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April 19, 2017

Good News in Bad Times – INVOKE


IMG_20170419_082750.pngI 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

Bersih 5 is on today 19/11


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

Stop Hadi’s Bill Until There is Constitutional Guarantee


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?

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October 2, 2015

Malaysia Taking Syrian Refugees? Really?


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?

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September 7, 2015

Ministers Uncouth Comments


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?

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April 2, 2015

Hudud Survey in Kelantan Flawed


The Malaysian Insider reported today (read here) that 

“a survey by the state agency in Kelantan last year found that 91% of people in the state agreed to the implementation of Islamic capital punishments or hudud”, quoting Dr Azhar Abdullah, a member of the state’s hudud technical committee. He alleged said that 91.7% of 8,940 respondents supported Kelantan’s move to bring a bill to Parliament to allow the state to implement hudud.

Apparently, the state conducted the survey by sending out SMS to more than 156,000 residents between May 25 and 31 of 2014 but only received 9,654 replies of which only 8,940 were accepted.

There were only two questions in the poll and each question were sent to different residents in the state.

Q1: “After 20 years the Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is going to become a reality. Agree/Disagree” was sent to 77,382 residents in 12 constituencies, receiving 5,395 replies, out of which 5,284 were accepted.

Q2: “To ensure that Shariah Criminal Code (hudud) is implemented, it is necessary to work with the federal government. Agree/Disagree” was sent to 78,756 residents, receiving 4,259 replies, out of which 3,656 were accepted.

What a strange way of conducting a survey by sending different questions to different people and then summing up the results to make a conclusion. Look at the questions and the conclusion made. The entire survey is totally flawed. It appears that the survey were conducted by people who has never read or conducted surveys.

1. You never send different questions to different people if you want a true picture in a survey.

2. The questions asked were NEVER about if they agreed to implement hudud but rather OTHER related factual matters if they thought hudud was going to become a reality and if the federal government cooperation was important.

3. By sending questions to different people, how is it that the survey can sum up both respondents as if they were the same people answering “agree”?

This brainless survey is meaningless at best. If this is what the PAS Government can do, it is no wonder they are never reading their people’s desires. They conduct a survey to justify their views regardless what people thought. The conclusion is misleading and can never be arrived at. They made up the conclusion that 91% of the people in Kelantan wants hudud. They were never asked that question.

It will have been best to ask:

I want to have hudud implemented in my state of Kelantan. Agree/Disagree” and send it out to all the 156,000 residents and see what comes back. Send it to everyone in the state. Why hide the point in the survey?

This will make the survey data point blank and unambiguous. PAS Government in Kelantan, go do it!

January 2, 2015

Malaysia 2014


It has been a sad and historically disappointing year for Malaysia. There has been more politicking than focusing on the nation and people.

We had to brave not 1, not 2 but 3 losses of airliners, one from Air Asia and two from MAS. Possibly the first and worst in a year for any country to stomach. The loss of lives from MH17 and Q8501 as well as the uncertainty of MH370 whereabouts is just too much for the families and the country to bear.

The politicking between BN and Pakatan on a virtually non-stop basis as well as the furious spew of emotional nonsense by Perkasa and ISMA all added to a year of wasted time.

The Kajang Move which was to remove Khalid and was stumped by BN to prevent Anwar from taking over the helm of Selangor became somewhat a circus in town, ending up with political turmoil affecting state and royalty and a totally different candidate.

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August 17, 2014

Pakatan Rakyat is Resolved on Selangor MB


The Pakatan Rakyat leadership just made a press statement on this matter. It was a clear statement to give face to PAS and Hadi who had earlier the day decided to stay with Pakatan Rakyat and also nominated Azmin as an additional candidate for the MB post. That move was veiled as a step to allow Hadi to save face for coming out to defend Khalid openly and then Khalid got the sack thereby making Hadi’s position totally untenable.

Tonight, PR press statement thanks PAS for the support and acknowledge their endorsement of Azmin. In a twist of face saving move, it also states that Azmin remains steadfast to the PKR decision to name Wan Azizah as the new MB of Selangor.

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August 14, 2014

Wan Azizah shows the numbers, PAS duo gains the respect


PKR Wan Azizah, State rep for Kajang, had a press conference today together with 29 other reps from PKR, DAP and PAS. A total of 30 reps came out to declare a loss of confidence against MB Khalid in public. This is more than a simple majority of 28. A possible catch is that one of them is the Speaker of the State Assembly, Hannah Yeoh, who can cast her vote in the event of a tie in a no-confidence motion.

Anyway, as expected, Khalid brushed this aside as he says to wait until November when the house meets again to allow for the no-confidence motion. Meanwhile, he is getting ever so bold to change things in the Selangor State administration. He has only 4 PAS reps in the Exco now given that the remaining PKR rep resigned today. This is the minimum number allowed in the State Constitution. This may change on Sunday when PAS leadership meets to decide on their position.

The two PAS reps, Hulu Kelang Saari Sungib and Morib Hasnul Baharuddin, gained full respect of the voters as they stood up for Pakatan Rakyat without fear or favor. They were steadfast even in light of threats of investigation by PAS. They stood up for what they believed for, not themselves but the interest of Selangor and PR. Many voters asked where their PAS reps were given their support was crucial for such an important event. Alas, they chose to toe the line to wait for Sunday while Selangor burns with Khalid’s ridiculous moves.

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July 20, 2014

MH17 Questions


Two days have passed after the MH17 tragedy. Rescue teams are working rather slowly in primitive Ukraine. The local helpers are frantically working under strenuous conditions. The stench is building. There are no facilities to preserve the bodies. The international investigators are facing roadblocks. There is no confirmed safe perimeter.

Malaysia is again placed into international spotlight for the wrong reasons. Even when MH370 has yet to find its conclusion, MH17 has tragically plunged this nation into mourning again. Many families are lost and torn apart. Our prayers are with them.

But why?

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