Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nurul Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir - Post-script

Lest I be accused of stirring the hornets nest, the intention of that statement

"My two cents worth, with all the brouhaha and the questions as to the precise interpretation of the Article 153, I want to ask this question - Why thus this article specifically states the SPECIAL POSITION of THE MALAYS (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) only? Please read MALAYS only.

"153. (1) It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any
of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of
other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article"


Not Indian, Chinese, Siamese, Ceylonese, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indonesian, Burmese etc etc"


was to accentuate that our founding fathers must have had deliberated and with foresight, included this proviso, to affirm that the Malays (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) are to be prioritized in the socio-economic, political and legal context.

Seeing the present the "racial" and political imbroglio the country finds itself in, the wisdom of that Article becomes apparent.

Those who need to question, argue or debate the intent of the Article can do so for all they want; but what they cannot do, is this - they cannot challenge its existence.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Its The Real Thing

Genuine Datuks.


World No. 1, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, has just beaten his nemesis, Lin Dan, in the Japan Open.

It is the icing on the cake in an exceptional week for Malaysian sports.

Also World No.1,Datuk Nicol David had, earlier in the week, won the Soho Square World Open for a record equaling 5th time.







Think of it, thanks to these two Datuks, we have 2 World No.1s in two different sport disciplines.

Its a unique achievement for the country.

Its through their sheer dedication, hard work and tenacity.

Congratulations and Syabas, Datuks!

Racist Tun Mahathir - Update

Sun, Sep 26, 2010
The Star/Asia News Network

PASIR MAS - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has declared he is not a racist but someone who is distressed over an apparent loss of the Malay political voice in the country.

He said racism was the furthest thing from his mind whenever he touched on the subject of Malay rights.

"The country must understand that Malays are now split into three (political) factions, none of which has adequate political support to govern the country effectively."

Alluding to the split among the Malays in Umno, PAS and PKR, the former premier said he was only talking about the rights of the Malays in the country.


"I do not think the Malays are seeking to take away the rights of other communities.

"They have their rights which are protected under the (Federal) Constitution,".
he said when addressing a gathering of thousands organised by Perkasa at the Pasir Mas railway depot here.

Dr Mahathir claimed that the Malays were split because of selfish politicians who wanted power at all costs.

Umno, he said, was also to be blamed as some grassroots leaders behaved like warlords and prevented talented members from moving up the party's ladder



Earlier post
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tun Mahathir a racist?

Yeah right.

Recent condemnations of Malaysia's most eminent and prominent elder statesman warrants a post from me.

Another catalyst for this post is the other elder statesmen, Minister Mentor (to me de facto leader) of Singapore, Harry Lee Kuan Yew. His unsolicited reference to Malaysia in the New York Times/IHT interview rightfully elicited a response from the Tun.


Comparisons of the Tun and MM Lee are abundant.

















A simple reasoning will debunk Harry Lee's (as well as the Tun's detractors') assertions and put beyond doubt, that the Tun has proven to be NEITHER a racist and that during his tenure as PM he was accepted by ALL the races. Multi-racial Malaysia is and always will be our success story.












As can be seen from the above chart (reference wikipedia) In all the elections that TunMM led the BN 1982-1999:

1. It was returned with a 2/3 majority in parliament.

2. The lowest percentage that the electorate gave the BN was 53.4%

3. Interestingly the highest popular vote received 65.2% in 1995 was higher than what was received by Pak Lah in 2004 in that year that the opposition were soundly whacked.

*As for the results of 2008 ask Pak Lah, as the electorate gave him a lower % than the lowest the Tun ever received.

This could not have been achieved if the multi-racial electorate had deemed TunMM a racist leading a multi-racial coalition, the Barisan Nasional.

This link is relevant to this post in as far as Harry Lee's government policies are concerned, even though I am averse to comment in our neighbouring country's affairs.

Also read related Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nurul Izzah Wants a Debate with Tun Mahathir

Wow! Young gun wants to take on retired gunfighter.

My dear YB. Last I heard you are an MP. Have you heard of the word "Parliament? Well, I believe thats the place to be to debate issues.

Especially one so important as Article 153.

I believe your Dad, as opposition Leader, would be able to table an emergency motion to debate the issue, seeing thats its creating so much hatred and disunity among the rakyat.

Now that would be interesting, debating Article 153 in parliament.




Heck, I think the BN should table a motion. Neh, bad idea, it will divide the Dewan Rakyat.

Oh yes, before I forget, all the best in the Vice-President race. You will win one hands down. I don't think anyone will bet against me on this. Who knows, I may have to eat my words.

My two cents worth, with all the brouhaha and the questions as to the precise interpretation of the Article 153, I want to ask this question - Why thus this article specifically states the SPECIAL POSITION of THE MALAYS (and natives of Sabah and Sarawak) only? Please read MALAYS only.

"153. (1) It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong
to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any
of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of
other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article"


Not Indian, Chinese, Siamese, Ceylonese, Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indonesian, Burmese etc etc.

Enough said.

Sosilawati-And So It Begins

I am confident that the police have conducted and are further investigating the murder of the Datuk entrepreneur in a professional manner and in accordance with the criminal procedure code.

The police had finished their investigations and had submitted them to the AG office, it was subsequently returned, to get a more thorough report, obviously to ensure and secure a conviction. .

The prime suspects' lawyers, D. P. Vijandran and Ravi Nekoo, have already fired the first salvo, alleging police brutality.

Perpetrators of this heinous crime must not slip through the net of law and justice.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Racist Tun Mahathir


















Tun Mahathir a racist?

Yeah right.

Recent condemnations of Malaysia's most eminent and prominent elder statesman warrants a post from me.

Another catalyst for this post is the other elder statesmen, Minister Mentor (to me de facto leader) of Singapore, Harry Lee Kuan Yew. His unsolicited reference to Malaysia in the New York Times/IHT interview rightfully elicited a response from the Tun.


Comparisons of the Tun and MM Lee are abundant.

















A simple reasoning will debunk Harry Lee's (as well as the Tun's detractors') assertions and put beyond doubt, that the Tun has proven to be NEITHER a racist and that during his tenure as PM he was accepted by ALL the races. Multi-racial Malaysia is and always will be our success story.












As can be seen from the above chart (reference wikipedia) In all the elections that TunMM led the BN 1982-1999:

1. It was returned with a 2/3 majority in parliament.

2. The lowest percentage that the electorate gave the BN was 53.4%

3. Interestingly the highest popular vote received 65.2% in 1995 was higher than what was received by Pak Lah in 2004 in that year that the opposition were soundly whacked.

*As for the results of 2008 ask Pak Lah, as the electorate gave him a lower % than the lowest the Tun ever received.

This could not have been achieved if the multi-racial electorate had deemed TunMM a racist leading a multi-racial coalition, the Barisan Nasional.

This link is relevant to this post in as far as Harry Lee's government policies are concerned, even though I am averse to comment in our neighbouring country's affairs.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mohd Guntor Sadali


After reading rocky's bru recent article, it would seem some bloggers have a high esteem for the Editor of Berita Harian & Berita Minggu, MSM papers for Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

This was in greeting to his speech rebutting TunMM.

Well, I would certainly appreciate what his views are, as opined, Racial Quota for HDB is for PAP to stay in power – and it is racially discriminatory,

which was a precursor to

Racist HDB Quota Policy begins to show its Effect

he being a member of the HDB board.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SELAMAT HARI RAYA

Joy and peace to all my fellow Malaysians of the Muslim faith














May my Brother, Aunties, Cousins and their Families have a super Aidilfitri

Especially to Eski and Shasha

Sunday, September 5, 2010

RACISM OR BIGOTRY

Theoneste Bagosora, was a retired colonel and chief of staff in Rwanda's defence ministry when, in April 1994, he gave the order to implement a longstanding plan to exterminate his country's Tutsi minority. One hundred days later, about 800,000 people had been murdered.




RADOVAN KARADŽIĆ

Indicted for genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts, acts of violence the primary purpose of which was to spread terror among the civilian population, unlawful attack on civilians, taking of hostages.

Founding member of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS); President of the SDS until his
resignation on 19 July 1996; Chairman of the National Security Council of the so-called Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (later Republika Srpska - “RS”); President of the three-member Presidency of RS from its creation on 12 May 1992 until 17 December 1992, and thereafter sole President of Republika Srpska and Supreme Commander of its armed forces.


Racism - The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race. Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Determination of attitudes and policies on the basis of racial characteristics, often due to racialism. Racism manifests in hatred and fear of people of different ethnicity, and in overt or covert attempts to keep them in subordinate (less important and less powerful) positions. Whereas individual racism is expressed usually in open antagonism and prejudice, institutional racism involves subtle structuring of organizations and systems in a tacit understanding to keep 'them' down or out.

Bigotry - Bigoted attitude or behaviour. Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ. A person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, irrationality, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs. The predominant usage in modern American English refers to persons hostile to those of differing race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.


Let’s face it. We, at one time or another, have uttered or thought something racist. It is mostly when we are angered by a circumstance, out of earshot or maybe in private. We all have a racist streak in us. It’s a beast in us. It’s a question of controlling that beast. The majority of us do, being able to control that beast, that is.

What are your inner thoughts, nowadays, about immigrant Indonesians (Indon the abbreviated form now deemed derogatory) or Africans or Bangladeshis (Bangla have always been derogatory in our local context) or Myanmarese?

In the Malaysian context, can one be adjudged racist when he has concerns for his race but is tolerant of other races? The act of being tolerant, is to respect and taking the other persons racial sensitivities into utmost consideration. Not only race but religious sensitivities as well.

Bigotry is a different matter altogether.

Bigotry by the above definition is evil. Bigotry is a wider spectrum of intolerance. Bigotry encompasses not only an intolerance to race and religion of another, it includes an intolerance to those not of its social status and political affiliation.

A BIGOT poses more of a danger and a bigger threat.

More so when the BIGOT has power and influence or has influence to those in power.

These are the people who must be brought to book and be rid of.

Defending one's race and by extension one's religion, while having tolerance and respect for another person's race and religion, cannot be racist. Neither can it construed to be bigoted.

So do we address RACISM or BIGOTRY?

Friday, September 3, 2010

The AG Office - A Blunder




















We are still celebrating 53 years of independence and 2 days into the celebrations an event has dampened my feel good mood. A blogger has been taken to court for breaching Section 233 (1)(a) of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 Section 233 (1)(a) of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.

Blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman was charged for a post which he authored and intended as a satire (his blog describes its post contents as satire) titled "TNB To Sue WWF". Read that post here on Rocky's Bru Page 2.

The blogosphere is now abound with denouncement of the charge. Many questions are being asked and theories surfacing as to why he is being brought to book.

Going by the article in question, it may seem to put TNB in disrepute and yes, he may have sullied the TNB CEO. Yes, these are serious actions to warrant enforcement of the law if the post was deliberately meant to defile and defame. But the charge sheet reads otherwise, as asserted by his lawyer.

He is being charged for being an annoyance.
"This was the first time a blogger was charged with the intention of annoying" Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos counsel for Blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman
Irwan had apologised for having offended the aggrieved parties and had his post immediately removed. If the aggrieved parties did not accept the apology they would have taken out a civil suit against the blogger to preserve their reputation. They have not done so.

To be charged for being an annoyance when there are more vile, seditious and despicable blogs really makes me ponder.

I have great respect for the laws of the land. The AG's office has come into a lot of brickbats of late. I for one have always refrained from commenting on actions or inaction of the AG's office. Because at the end of the day I always believed, politics and conspiracy theories aside, they were always doing their jobs.

However, this is one time, while it may be an aberration, I must say the office has blundered big time.

This action will reverberate and have wide repercussions at home and abroad.

But more importantly, its because there are more dangerous, culpable and insidious culprits out there in the blogosphere.

They pose a bigger and more serious threat to the country than someone who is annoying.

Join us in a petition to withdraw the charges.