Monday, August 31, 2015

Tunku Abdul Aziz racist complaint

AT WHAT COST THE GREATER GOOD?

 

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I have no intention of being politically correct when I say that it is obvious that this undeniably Chinese funded and organised demonstration had chosen carefully the dates to flex their muscles and to show their complete and utter disdain for an event of great emotional and spiritual significance for millions of Malays.
Tunku Abdul Aziz, NST
I MAKE no apologies for some plain-speaking on this Merdeka Day. I write today more in sorrow than anger, fully mindful that my views will be taken amiss. I am not beholden to anyone and to me, as a citizen of this, the country that I love and cherish, Malaysia’s interests come above all other considerations.
No one can deny us the exercise of our rights as enshrined in our Constitution. These are inalienable rights enjoyed by every member of a democratic society. However, nowhere in the world are these rights absolute. For the greater good of society, they have to be regulated.
The rights that we enjoy as citizens of a country are guaranteed by law, but they come with certain obligations or responsibilities that we are expected to fulfil in return. In our society, regrettably, there has developed an attitude of mind that seems to view human rights as rights without any obligation to reciprocate on our part. That is a serious fallacy because in the enjoyment of our rights, we have an obligation not to trample on the rights, or intrude into the privacy, of others.
Organisers of Bersih 4 were well within their rights to take to the street to protest against real or imagined grievances, but for the sake of good order, they were obliged to be guided by, and to obey the legitimate orders of the police who have a duty to protect the rights of others not participating in the demonstration. The Bersih 4 demonstration was declared illegal by the police because their permission had not been obtained as required by law. Bersih had decided to take the law into its own hands. This declaration by the police that Bersih had acted illegally really had nothing to do with perceived human rights violations on their part, but merely to ensure that the demonstration routes were agreed beforehand in order to avoid causing disruption and unnecessary inconvenience to members of the community going about their normal business.
Then, there was the question of the final destination. Why the insistence on Dataran Merdeka, where preparations for the Merdeka celebrations were known to be under way? Several stadiums and other venues were offered by the authorities but were rejected. The reason for demanding that they be allowed to form up on the historic Selangor Club Padang, now renamed Dataran Merdeka, was obviously to draw maximum international media attention, and to cause acute embarrassment to the government in the week in which rehearsals for the Merdeka parade were being held daily. Al Jazeera, the cable news network, smelling blood, was back in town to broadcast to the world in its usual over the top breathless fashion that at least 80,000 demonstrators were on the streets of the Malaysian capital who were angered by the theft of huge sums of money by the prime minister, not even bothering to use the word “alleged”. The electoral process and the state of the economy were proffered as justification for people taking to the streets. That the actual number was closer to 25,000 than the figure they had been tossing about repeatedly was neither here nor there.
The world was no doubt enthralled by the prospect of Malaysia joining the ranks of dysfunctional states. If they were expecting an Arab Spring east of Suez, they were sorely disappointed. That was the main purpose of Bersih wanting to gather at Dataran Merdeka, even if it meant breaking the law. In this diabolical endeavour, Bersih had the open support of opposition, especially DAP lawmakers, who, as we have often seen, are happy not only to break the law themselves but worse, in my view, to encourage and instigate ordinary men and women to do the same, as was the case with Bersih 1.
I have no intention of being politically correct when I say that it is obvious that this undeniably Chinese funded and organised demonstration had chosen carefully the dates to flex their muscles and to show their complete and utter disdain for an event of great emotional and spiritual significance for millions of Malays. That the Chinese have never identified with Merdeka through our 58 years of independence is not in dispute. That is their right, but this provocative and racially insensitive act is arrogant by any reckoning and something which I will long remember as a deliberate challenge to Malay sentiments and sensitivities. I am not a racist: my record in fighting against any form of discrimination against non-Malays in employment and in the award of scholarships speaks for itself. I put great store by Sino-Malay unity as a basis for nation-building and I am saddened by the reckless decision to sacrifice the prospect for sustainable long-term racial accommodation for immediate political gratification. Nation-building is a long and tedious process.
Bersih, under Ambiga Sreenevasan, set out with an agenda for free and fair elections. I supported it as long as it operated within the law. Ambiga was unable to control events once the opposition’s political heavyweights muscled their way into the act. What should have been a non-partisan movement had been turned into an opposition tool. Today, Bersih 4 has completely dropped any pretence of fighting for free and fair elections. It has allowed itself to become pawns in a high-stakes political game of chess played by dark forces with deep pockets to promote a hidden agenda; using illegal street demonstrations to bring down a legally elected head of government. Maria Chin Abdullah must know what she is doing, and I hope she will be able and prepared to deal with the consequences of her actions. She is already, by all accounts, out of her depth.
Given Bersih’s vastly changed complexion, and bearing in mind the threat posed by its activities to public order and security, and inter-racial harmony, no less, the government must re-examine Bersih’s legitimacy from the standpoint of the law. While it is the duty of the government to respect human rights provisions under the law, it cannot neglect its duty to protect the country from subversion by forces using democracy as a cover for their activities against the state. Bersih has made its intentions absolutely clear — bringing down the Najib administration by resorting to illegal means in the name of democratic rights.
Bersih can do its damnedest to dishonour Merdeka, but Malays up and down the country will celebrate the 58th anniversary of Merdeka, as they have celebrated all other Merdeka days, with joy and pride: confident in the knowledge that but for the courage, sacrifice and fortitude of their people in those dangerous and trying days of Chinese-led insurgencies, when the future of Tanah Melayu hung in the balance, there would have been no Merdeka to commemorate on Aug 31 each year.
Just because there were more Chinese present at Bersih 4 rally, he has come to the conclusion that the rally was Chinese orchestrated. Shallow thinking! If he did not feel the need to attend, he also should not condemn. Election gerrymandering, RM2.6 Billion, corruption, are the order of the day. Citizens are powerless to arrest these problems as the PM commands all the govt, machinery that all obey him so they can only protest on the streets. I guess this Tunku thinks he is the man of the hour – but sadly he is just bigoted, maybe he should retire and live in the hills as his age may have affected his thinking.

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stop thinking Malaysians are stupid, Dr Mahathir tells Najib -

Stop thinking Malaysians are stupid, Dr Mahathir tells Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should stop trying to convince Malaysians that the RM2.6 billion he received in his private accounts was a donation as no one could believe it, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
In his latest salvo against Najib today, the retired statesman also said the prime minister should stop thinking that Malaysians were stupid to buy the excuses.
"No one believes or can believe such a huge sum of money can be donated by anyone to Dato’ Sri Najib or to anyone for whatever reason," Dr Mahathir said in a blog post today.
"Stop thinking that Malaysians are stupid."
Dr Mahathir, who is the country's longest-serving prime minister, said Najib's explanation that the money was given to Malaysia in appreciation for fighting militant group Isis was "absurd".
"Explaining that it was given because of Malaysia’s stand against the Isis is absurd as the Isis showed their brand of terrorism only in 2014 whereas the money came in in 2013 or before," he said.
The retired statesman also poured cold water over claims that Najib had been given the donation for championing a moderate version of Islam, as said by Umno Kuantan division chief Wan Adnan Wan Mamat.
"Saying that it is because of Malaysia’s moderation in Islam is equally absurd as Malaysia had never been extreme in its practice of Islam," Dr Mahathir added.
Now one of Najib's biggest critics, he also questioned the amount given to the prime minister, noting that it was "too big" for Malaysian elections.
"Why 700 million dollars? Surely it is too big for the needs of Malaysian elections, except if it is to bribe the Malaysian electorate.
"Why should anyone want to bribe the Malaysian electorate so Najib would win. Malaysians have supported the BN without the need to be paid huge bribes by anyone, least of all by foreigners," he said.
Najib had initially denied that the funds in his accounts were from1MDB and said he had not taken them for personal gain.
After the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed that the money was a donation and not from 1MDB, Najib and various other Umno leaders said the donor had given the funds in support of Malaysia's stand against terrorism and because if its moderate Islam.
Wan Adnan had also reportedly said that Najib told Umno divisional leaders the money was in appreciation of Malaysia's "championing Islam", for practicing Sunni Islam and for fighting Isis.
Dr Mahathir had also previously rubbished claims that the donor had wanted Barisan Nasional to win the 2013 general election.
He said RM2.6 billion was a huge amount and that he himself had only needed less than RM10 million for each of the national polls he had presided over during his 22 years as prime minister, adding that even US President Barack Obama was unable to raise that much for his election campaign. – August 26, 2015.
Right, why should Arabs give 2.6 billion for a Malaysian election.
Saudi King Abdullah only gave US100 million to fight ISIS before he died 
and that only becuase he and his nation was threatened. Let's have a 
good LAUGH at Najib's tall tale that is suppoted ny DPM, and uther Umno 
members!  HAHAHA !!! Let the criminal investigation proceed at full speed.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Students hold #OccupyParliament sit-in, vow to stay put until PM quits

Students hold #OccupyParliament sit-in, vow to stay put

 until PM quits -

About 10 students were gathered at the gates of Parliament despite the rain and have pledged continue with the #OccupyParliament movement well-beyond this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally. — Picture courtesy of Fahmi ZainolAbout 10 students were gathered at the gates of Parliament despite the rain and have pledged continue with the #OccupyParliament movement well-beyond this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally. — Picture courtesy of Fahmi ZainolKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 — Ahead of this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally, a group of students have gathered in front of Parliament for a sit-in protest dubbed “#OccupyParliament” and have refused to leave until Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak steps down.
Student activist Fahmi Zainol said about 50 to 100 students will take turns sitting in front of Parliament every day until Najib quits and until the country’s federal lawmakers get together to discuss solutions for various issues plaguing the country.
“We are in front of Parliament with our demands asking the prime minister to step down and also asking that after he steps down, all MPs gather in Parliament to give us an alternative about the current issues.
“We will not leave Parliament until our demands are met,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted this evening.
At the time of writing, about 10 students were gathered at the gates of Parliament despite the rain and have pledged continue with the #OccupyParliament movement well-beyond this weekend’s Bersih 4 rally.
“Before Bersih or even after Bersih, it doesn’t matter, we will continue as long as Najib is in power,” he said.
He said although there are only 10 students so far at #OccupyParliament, the protest will continue as it is crucial for students, who don’t have hidden agendas, to defend their country.
“It’s not very many (of us) and we’re all from various movements but… it’s important because we can trigger change.
“If the opposition wanted to voice their opinions, people just see them as members of the opposition, and maybe others are busy with work so we take this as our responsibility,” he said.
 Fahmi Zainol said although there are only 10 students so far at #OccupyParliament, the protest will continue as it is crucial for students to defend their country. — Picture courtesy of Fahmi ZainolFahmi Zainol said although there are only 10 students so far at #OccupyParliament, the protest will continue as it is crucial for students to defend their country. — Picture courtesy of Fahmi ZainolFahmi said the #OccupyParliament movement started after they attempted to hand over a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office asking that Najib step down, which Putrajaya refused to accept.
The student activist also noted that there are no police personnel present where the students were currently gathered but that the Parliament security officers had “taken note” of their presence.
He also said that they were looking for donations of food, tarps, tents and candles to continue with their sit-in, adding that they have already had several people ask for bank account numbers for donation purposes.
The former Universiti Malaya student council president reiterated the importance of students to stand up for their country, adding that it was the prerogative of all Malaysians to defend the nation.
“Some students may not be interested in these kinds of gatherings but there needs to be action. Everyone who loves Malaysia, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, regardless of political slant, should stand up and fight for our country,” he said.
This is the second occupy movement that has taken root in Kuala Lumpur, the first being #OccupyDataran,, which staged their camp-in after some 500 tertiary education students marched through Kuala Lumpur on April 14, 2012 to demand the abolition of the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).
The Bersih 4 rally, which aims to pressure the government for institutional reforms, is to kick off on August 29 and continue overnight in a campout in Kuala Lumpur.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Malaysia’s Mahathir & Razaleigh Teaming Up to Sink Najib

Malaysia’s Mahathir & Razaleigh Teaming Up to Sink Najib

Malaysia’s Mahathir & Razaleigh Teaming Up to Sink Najib
Once-bitter rivals seek nonpartisan unity government as a way out of crisis
Malaysia’s deteriorating political situation has driven two once-implacable foes – former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his onetime rival for UMNO party leadership Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah – together to try to form a unity government to remove current Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“There is a leadership crisis in Malaysia and the consensus is that only one candidate can end it,” said a longtime friend of Razaleigh who played a role in setting up a meeting between the two figures. “That is Ku Li [Razaleigh’s nickname], the only solution. The question is how to put together the mechanics of how it is to be done.”
Sources in Kuala Lumpur say Najib has dug in his heels and refuses to entertain the idea of stepping down voluntarily. It is believed he has threatened to bring down other politicians and officials with him if he is forced out.
Friends and associates of Razaleigh have been trying for weeks to persuade him to join the effort to oust Najib. But the fact that the former enemies within the United Malays National Organization would seek common cause is an indication of how deep Malaysia’s political and economic crisis has become.
Mahathir and Razaleigh met Tuesday, August 11, the source said, adding that the biggest hurdle with be forcing a vote of no-confidence in the parliament.
The two believe they would have unanimous support from the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition, which holds 89 of the 222 parliamentary seats although some Parti Islam se-Malaysia votes would be questionable after the fundamentalist Islamic party split earlier this year. Attempts to reach Pakatan officials were unsuccessful.
Parliamentary dysfunction
The ruling Barisan Nasional holds 132 seats, but UMNO has only 88 of them. A general election is not due until April 2018 – unless events overtake Najib’s defenses.
“The parliament is dysfunctional in that the speaker [Pandikar Amin Mulia] is not a democratic speaker,” said the source, a constitutional lawyer. “He controls parliament on behalf of the ruling coalition instead of being a neutral speaker.   He won’t allow a vote of confidence on an incumbent prime minister who has lost the confidence of the people.”
However, with rank-and-file sentiment growing restive in the face of a financial scandal linking Najib to irregularities in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad investment fund, some of the component parties in the BN could be open to changing horses. The Malaysian Chinese Association, for instance, has grown disenchanted with UMNO’s increasing embrace of fundamentalist Islamic views and Malay-first rhetoric. Christian parties in East Malaysia could also be up for grabs.
How much real clout the two elderly politicians have is unknown. Although Razaleigh, 78, has retained his seat in parliament, he has been out of a leadership position since 1987, when he challenged Mahathir for the premiership and lost in a battle that split UMNO and guaranteed their enmity. Mahathir, 90, remains a more potent force, but he has been attempting to bring down Najib for more than a year, largely without traction.
Declining fortunes
However, the economic situation may play as much of a role as politics in forcing the issue. Global Risk Insights, the international risk rating agency, warned on August 12 that the 1MDB scandal has “shattered business confidence in Malaysia” and that the government has been distracted as a result from dealing with economic issues like the impact of falling global oil prices on oil-dependent Malaysia’s government debt. Household debt is climbing.
The ringgit, having fallen through the psychologically important RM4:US$1 barrier, is one of the globe’s worst performing currencies. The raid on the currency from global traders appears to be picking up speed, with the ringgit weakening to RM4.25 to the US dollar before the central bank used enough reserves to drive it back down to RM4:03. Banks have begun to limit retail withdrawals to RM3,000 and currency traders say there is a shortage of foreign currencies as people seek safer havens in the dollar.
In the meantime, Najib may be losing his grip on UMNO. He still has the loyalty of a large number of the 191 divisional cadres, mostly through vast payments that provide them with electoral resources and jobs between elections, but the grass roots are another matter.
An extraordinary video went viral earlier this week, for example, of a young woman going postal on Najib during an UMNO women’s wing gathering in Langkawi, accusing Najib in a screeching voice of having “urinated on the 3 million UMNO members. He needs to be sent for medical treatment.” The video has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people.
Sleazy trail
Bersih, the reform NGO, has ordered what it hopes will be a massive rally for August 29. Mahathir is urging people to attend and has suggested they bring water bottles to mop up the tear gas. The police have threatened to block the rally.
The focal point of the whole mess is 1MDB, which was set up as a state-backed investment fund in 2009 with the advice of Jho Taek Low, the young Penang-born tycoon and friend of the Najib family. In the intervening years, the fund, as a result of what appears to be extraordinarily bad management, has run up debts that by some estimates have reached RM50 billion, an unknown amount of that unfunded.
In early July, the Sarawak Report and the Wall Street Journal reported that US$680 million was transferred from unknown sources through a complex web of transactions to Najib’s personal bank account at AmBank in Kuala Lumpur prior to the 2013 general election. Sarawak Report has released graphic details on the flow of millions of ringgit through banks, companies and government agencies linked to 1MDB into accounts held by Jho Low, as he is known, and other accounts.
Najib has said the money was not for his personal use, leaving others to hint that it came from Middle Eastern sources to be used in the 2013 election. But sources have told Asia Sentinel that at least RM1billion flowed out from Najib’s accounts overseas. Neither the source of the money nor its final destination is clear. Certainly, given the relatively small amounts needed to fund electoral races in Malaysia, it would seem impossible to spend such a huge amount
On his blog, Che Det, Mahathir ridiculed the idea that the money came from unknown Arab sources, saying “his claim that Arabs donated billions is what people describe as hogwash or bullshit. Certainly I don’t believe it and neither can the majority of Malaysians if we go by the comments on the social media. The world had a good laugh.”
Great idea. Best to do so soonest possible, Malaysia is going to the dumps!
Godspeed, let all MPs, Umno/BN, DAP, PKR, PAS, and other parties support this to make Razalegh the next PM. Let all in Malaysia also support this.

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