Showing posts from January, 2014


So, in 1982, Anwar felt that Umno had become too soft over the years and people like Suhaimi cannot put the Chinese in their place and is too compromising with the Chinese and so on. NO HOLDS BARRED Raja Petra Kamarudin Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is not a “skilled” enough politician to handle Barisan Nasional’s (BN) political onslaught, PKR’s Rafizi Ramli said last night as he defended his party’s decision to field Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the coming Kajang by-election. Speaking at a forum here, the chief engineer of the Kajang move said that while the embattled Khalid is known to be a popular technocrat, he was less stellar in his role as a politician. “We all know in Pakatan Rakyat (PR), attacks based on racial politics and religion must be countered with political games as well,”the PKR strategic director told a forum discussing the by-election here. “Although we have high respect for his administrative prowess, we have to also call a spade a spade: Khalid is…

Rein in the troublemakers, Najib

Rein in the troublemakers, Najib Gone are the days when people always assume that what the government says is correct, truthful and good.
The BN government should stop rallies that are meant to whip up racial and religious sentiments. It is the government who always say that race and religion are sensitive issues so it is only right that rallies of such nature be disallowed. “BN as a political party must not think that it can do as it likes. This is year 2014. People have already woken up to the era of new politics. Don’t try to start any nonsense because the nation will fall,” said Khalid Samad the PAS Shah Alam MP. He also warned any parties attempting any nonsense to face up to the fact that Selangor voters can see through their ploy. That is certainly true. These days the rakyat, especially the poor, are busy focusing on food prices, housing, jobs, children’s needs and loan repayments because many are struggling to survive. Nizar Jamaluddin, a PAS lawmaker from Perak told BN not t…

Christian villagers in remote Sabah district were tricked into converting to Islam

We were tricked into converting to Islam, claim Christian villagers in remote Sabah district BY DESMOND DAVIDSON
JANUARY 20, 2014 The Protestant Church of Sabah church in Kampung Layung Maliau has been packed since the alleged conversion incident. – The Malaysian Insider pic, January 20, 2014.The small, white, nondescript wooden Protestant Church in Sabah (PCS) church in the Dusun village of Layung Maliau, in Sabah's remote Pitas district, was again packed for its Sunday service yesterday. It has been filled to the brim since the first Sunday of 2014. But what was strange in this revival of faith in this dirt poor village of 100 people is that a third of the worshippers are “Muslims” – or are supposed to be. “They think they had converted us (to Islam). They are wrong. We are still Christians and our faith in God has not changed,” housewife Lenney Masangal said, explaining the presence of “Muslims” at the church. The 41-year-old mother of three was one of 33 people from the village …

BN lame excuse for price hikes

Look who’s talking, DAP ticks off Putrajaya over claims of control by pro-opposition businessmen JANUARY 19, 2014 DAP has denied that the hike in prices of goods and services is caused by pro-opposition middlemen. – The Malaysian Insider pic, January 19, 2014.It is really a case of the pot calling the kettle black when Putrajaya claimed that unscrupulous pro-opposition middlemen are responsible for raising the prices of goods and services, said the DAP. Its national publicity chief Tony Pua said Barisan Nasional has been cultivating crony businessmen to dominate, monopolise and control the supply and distribution of many basic goods and services over the past 30 years. He said the price of rice had been rising because Bernas Bhd had been given the right to monopolise its import. "Bernas Bhd is a private company owned by Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and it holds the rights to import rice on behalf of traders in Malaysia. "Therefore, the company makes fat and easy profits wh…