Monthly Archives: July 2010

916M: Stop the LOOTING now!

Back in March 2008, when the 308 political tsunami swept, the message to UMNO and its gang was evidently clear; change or be changed, come GE13.

As time wore on, it appeared that UMNO and its gang did not quite get it, and we become dumbfounded as to why they could not get it.

Three possible explanations came to mind:

+ one, they are so thick that they just could not get it,

+ two, they got it, not all, but part of it, but are still thinking or hoping that they can still win back what they lost as long as they can make us happy by improving the economy, security, etc

+ three, they got it, know that the chances of coming back are slim, but have poised themselves to milk whatever they can before they get booted out come GE13, and of course, to run away

Ku Li is right, the nation is being looted, and come 9 March 2013, we wake up to find empty rejoice. Yes, we won, but the nation has been bankrupted.

We have been advocating that we must be on the vigilance, watching out for every possible opportunity to stop the looting.

A good part would have already been milked by now, and we must stop that which we can still stop NOW.

916 Movement

The Malaysian Insider: Malaysia’s economy being ‘looted’, says Ku Li

By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

July 31, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Former finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today claimed that billions of taxpayer’s money have been “looted” from the country.

The outspoken politician also criticised the “political class” and its refusal to address the issue.

“Without a doubt, Malaysia is slipping. Billions have been looted from this country, and billions more are being siphoned out as our entire political structure crumbles.

“Yet we are gathered here in comfort, in a country that still seems to ‘work.’ Most of the time. This is due less to good management than to the extraordinary wealth of this country,” the Gua Musang MP said during the 4th Annual Malaysian Student Leaders Summit here.

The Kelantan prince, popularly known as Ku Li, said that public must not be deceived with the mismanagement and corruption of the economy.

“You were born into a country of immense resources both natural and cultural and social. We have been wearing down this advantage with mismanagement and corruption. With lies, tall tales and theft.

“We have a political class unwilling or unable to address the central issue of the day because they have grown fat and comfortable with a system built on lies and theft,” he said.

Ku Li stressed that the recent World Foreign Investment Report (WIR) which showed a drop in the country’s foreign direct investment (FDI) was not a statistical blip.

“Today, according to the latest World Investment Report, FDI into Malaysia is at about a twenty year low. We are entering the peer group of Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines as an investment destination. Thailand, despite a month-long siege of the capital, attracted more FDI than we did last year. Indonesia and Vietnam far out perform us, not as a statistical blip but consistently. Soon we shall have difficulty keeping up with the Philippines,” he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has come under fire from opposition parties for Malaysia’s lacklustre FDI rates, which have fallen faster than regional counterparts such as Singapore and China even while capital outflows dampened private domestic investment.

The WIR 2010 released by the United Nations showed that FDI in Malaysia plunged 81 per cent last year, trailing behind countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

The report revealed that Malaysia suffered a large 81.1 per cent drop in FDIs compared to far healthier figures in Thailand (30.4 per cent), Vietnam (44.1 per cent) and Indonesia (44.7 per cent).

In May, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed announced that investments in the country for Q1 2010 amounted to RM5.2 billion.

FDIs made up RM3.2 billion of this total, with Singapore, Taiwan and Japan being the biggest contributors.

Mustapa said the investment amount was still relatively low against the total amount of RM32.6 billion in investments received last year.

Najib has been trying to lift Malaysia’s profile as a destination for foreign investment to help the country achieve an average GDP growth of at least 6 per cent per annum over the next five years.

However, his administration has insisted that the GDP growth target is still achievable despite warning that the economy may slow down in the second half of the year due to external factors.

“This, I believe, is called relegation. If we take into account FDI outflow, the picture is even more interesting. Last year we received US$1.38 billion (RM4.07 billion) in investments but US$ 8.04 billion flowed out. We are the only country in Southeast Asia which has suffered nett FDI outflow.

“I am not against outward investment. It can be a good thing for the country. But an imbalance on this scale indicates capital flight, not mere investment overseas,” said Tengku Razaleigh.



916M: Saiful and drop in FDIs

We really wonder what has become of our society, if really, we can call it “society”.

It is indeed mind-boggling already that we have to bear with the insult to our intelligence per Sodomy 2 (eg how can an old man do it forcibly? and how would not a young man resist it with all he can, let alone allow it to happen more than once???)

Now, we have to contend with the star witness being accused of having an affair with the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP)? Or rather, the DPP being accused of having an affair with the star witness? (No, shouldn’t he be the accused as well?)

If the DPP did not do it, why should the Attorney General (AG) drop her? If the DPP did not do it, why is it that the AG did not defend her?

Something must have happened, and this is why the AG removed her.

Whatever it is, how is it that Saiful has not been and will not be charged for sodomy and zina?

Little wonder our FDIs have dropped so significantly.

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Lawyer: Did DPP have sex with Saiful? Yes or no?

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyers want a definite answer from the prosecution team of the sodomy II trial — a yes or no if deputy public prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif has an affair with the hearing’s key witness and alleged sodomy victim, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

In a letter submitted to lead prosecutor, Solicitor-General II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden, lawyer Sankara Nair listed down three reasons for the demand.

First is that the allegation, which was reported by an online news portal on July 22, “has been published pervasively for national and worldwide viewing”.

Second, said Sankara, is that there is serious implication in the integrity of the prosecution team.

“This is because the DPP involved is part of the prosecution team and has access to sensitive and confidential information that cannot be disclosed to Saiful,” read the letter dated July 26.

Third is the reply given by Mohd Yusof, which was published in the same July 22 article, that had invited much speculation “particularly because the reply was vague and not firm”.

“Therefore, your confirmation or denial will be much appreciated,” concluded the letter.

Trial may be marred

The allegation was the latest scandal to rock the controversial sodomy trial, Anwar’s second in 10 years, and is likely to further erode public confidence in the integrity of the trial.

The move by Attorney-General Abdul Ghani Pattail to drop Farah Azlina yesterday only strengthen this perception.

“The Attorney-General’s Chambers cannot compromise on any issue that can tarnish the image or credibility of the department and we are looking at such matters very seriously.

“This can be very difficult for us but any personal matter, if it can have any implication in whatever form on the department, will be handled very seriously,” he told a press conference at his office in Putrajaya yesterday.

He added that Farah Azlina had to be dropped not because she was found guilty, but to avoid any negative public perception on the prosecution team. He neither confirmed nor denied the alleged affair between the DPP and Saiful.

Anwar, who is the PKR de facto leader, is charged with sodomising Saiful at Unit 11-5-1 of the Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, here between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.

The 62-year-old has denounced the charge as “evil, frivolous lies by those in power” and had openly accused Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, of being the architects behind the sodomy II trial.

The former deputy prime minister is charged under section 377B of the Penal Code and can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in jail and whipping upon conviction. The case resumes on Aug 3.



916M: Yes, focus on Parliament and BN States come GE13

Good, at least we are seeing more strategies coming out of Pakatan.

Good move, Pakatan Selangor.

Yes, whoever said we must follow Najib when he dissolves the Federal Parliament?

Sure, there was a convention, but we need not be bound by convention, particularly when there is political will.

Penang, Kelantan, and Kedah should follow suit.

Let us then focus on the Parliament and BN States come GE13.

This way, those who are supposed to focus on Selangor, Penang, Kelantan and Kedah can work on the other states.

Kedah can help Perlis, Terengganu and Perak.

Kelantan can focus on Terengganu. Pahang and Johor.

Penang can help Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca.

Selangor can help Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.

Of course, Perak must win back Perak (not that it lost the state actually).

Sarawak and Sabah to focus on winning their own states.

Of course, the other side will also mobilise their people accordingly.

But we all we need to do is to focus on the marginal seats.

Good work Pakatan, come up with more strategies.

Let us get ready for GE13!

916 Movement

P/S: Be prepared for the BN States not dissolving as well, ie GE13 will be for the Federal Parliament only.


Selangor won’t follow BN to call snap polls

By G. Manimaran
Bahasa Malaysia Editor
July 25, 2010

The Selangor state assembly will see out its full term even if BN decides on a snap general election. — file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has decided not to dissolve the Selangor assembly even if the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government calls for an early general election.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the decision was made at the state leadership meeting last Monday.

The Selangor PR wants to use its five-year mandate fulfil its Election 2008 promises without being tied to BN’s decision.

PR also rule Penang, Kedah and Kelantan which were won in the 2008 general election.

Mentris besar and chief ministers can independently advise the state rulers or governors on when to dissolve their respective state assemblies. The PAS-ruled Kelantan has always followed BN’s timing despite keeping the state since 1990.

The prime minister can also do the same at the national level by obtaining the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

By convention, the general and state elections are held concurrently.

However, observers and analysts believe this convention will now be abandoned, as a result of the changes in the political landscape since March 8, 2008.

PAS information chief Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir confirmed the decision and said that PR needed more time to fulfil its election promises, amid accusations that they had failed to do so by Umno and BN.

“Yes, it is true we decided on the issue during the last meeting earlier this week… only the mentri besar has not announced it yet,” he said when contacted by The Malaysian Insideryesterday.

In his latest blog entry entitled “Tidak ada kerjasama PAS-Umno di Selangor” (no co-operation between PAS and Umno in Selangor), Roslan wrote that PR had plenty of other work to do, besides strengthening ties between PAS, DAP and PKR.

“The seats we lost, we need to regain. We want to assure our supporters and the people in Selangor that stale stories that the BN plans on calling for snap polls do not interest us.

“You can dissolve Parliament but the Selangor state assembly will proceed until its final term,” he said, referring to the Umno and BN’s recent attack on the Selangor PR claiming that it had failed to deliver on its Election 2008 promises.

Roslan further explained that since it has only been two years since PR started its of rule Selangor, the coalition would need more time to carry out all the economic and social programmes it had planned from before.

“We do not want to be trapped by BN’s moves, which indicated that snap polls would soon be called… we want to proceed with the present mandate, at least until we complete four years.

“We decided the state elections would only be called after the fourth year, if needed, and if not, we will complete our five-year term,” he said.

PR Selangor’s present mandate would end in May 2013.

PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub told The Malaysian Insider that the party had decided during a recent retreat in Port Dickson that it would be ready to face the 13th general election by year-end.

“According to our calculations, the general election would (possibly) be held by year-end,” he said.

In an interview with The Malaysian Insider two weeks ago, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said he hoped all states, whether helmed by the PR or BN, would hold their elections together with the general election.

Signs of possible snap polls initially emerged when the BN administration began its attacks on the Selangor government over the controversial sand-mining issue.

On Friday, the Selangor Umno launched its series of 19 political rallies, to be held in conjunction with its “Save Selangor” roadshow that will go on until August 8.

Selangor Umno deputy chairman Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the rallies would cover all 19 Umno divisions in the state, beginning with Shah Alam.

He added that the first phase of the roadshow would give the people a clearer picture on Selangor regarding controversial issues like allegations of mismanagement among members in the administration, poor management of government subsidiaries, as well as personal and moral issues of the PR leadership


916M: Way to go, build the Pakatan RM 20M war chest now!!!

This is certainly better than spying on Paris, Taek Jho, Riza and Jibby re the Sungei Besi airbase.

Way to go Pakatan, certainly a step in the right direction.

Make sure the funds are well spent and properly accounted for.

Also, build information dissemination networks, use Facebook, Twitter, blogs, SMS, email campaigns, fax campaigns, etc.

Keep it up!

916 Movement


MalaysiaToday: Pakatan cadang kutip RM20 juta bagi tawan Putrajaya

Berita / Komentar

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 Super Admin

(Selangorkini) – Pakatan Rakyat akan melancarkan Tabung Impian Rakyat (Tiram) bernilai RM20 juta bagi mempersiapkan diri mereka ke Putrajaya pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 akan datang.

Pengerusi Tiram, Datuk Husam Musa berkata, pelancaran tabung itu akan dibuat pada 7 Ogos ini di Stadium Melawati Shah Alam dengan dihadiri pemimpin kanan Pakatan.

“Sehingga kini, Datuk Seri Anwar dan Tok Guru Nik Aziz sudah mengesahkan penyertaan mereka,” kata Husam yang dipetik oleh Harakahdaily.

Katanya, pelancaran tabung berkenaan akan dibuat dalam bentuk majlis makan malam untuk pungutan derma dengan mensasarkan kutipan sekurang-kurangnya RM20 juta.

Mei lalu, Husam pernah menyatakan hasrat mengumpul dana RM20 juta sebagai dana Pakatan Rakyat dalam perjalanan menawan Putrajaya.

Menurut Harkahdaily, cadangan menubuhkan tabung itu diperolehinya setelah dia didakwa berjaya menggunakan peruntukan RM4 juta menyingkir bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Abdullah Badawi dan melemahkan UMNO Kelantan pada pilihan raya umum 2008.

Tuduhan berkenaan dibuat bekas pembantunya, Syed Azidi Aziz atau lebih dikenali dengan nama Kickdefella.

“Kalau sebelum ini orang tuduh saya belanjakan RM4 juta untuk menghadapi pilihan raya 2008…terbukti dalam pilihan raya itu kita berjaya walaupun tuduhan itu tidak semestinya betul.

“Sekarang kita akan kumpulkan RM20 juta untuk ke Putrajaya,” katanya.

Husam yang juga Exco Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan, sebelum ini juga membuat penjelasan bahawa Pas mahupun kerajaan negeri tidak pernah membayar sesiapapun sebanyak RM4 juta seperti yang didakwa untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan termasuk bekas perdana menteri itu.

Katanya, Pas sejak dari dulu mendapat bantuan kewangan dari sumbangan ahli-ahli mereka untuk membantu perjuangan parti itu dalam menegakkan syiar Islam di negara ini.


916M: Now, Paris, Taek Jho, Riza, Jibby and Sungei Besi airbase???

Our posting yesterday, ie “Better things to do than spying on Paris, Taek Jho and Jibby” attracted 266 views, and today 216 views and still counting.

So, what is so special about the posting?

Is it that most were “hamsap” (Cantonese) hoping to catch another glimpse of Paris in her you-know-what?

Or is it that people are curious about who this Taek Jho guy is?

Or about Riza, ie Jibby’s son?

Or maybe there is a link between Paris, Taek Jho, Riza and Jibby, leading to the unravelling of another scandal related to the Sungei Besi airbase?

Goodness, whatever it is, aiyo, please la, don’t waste your time on such conjectures.

Seriously, we are better off getting more people to register for GE13!

916 Movement


MalaysiaToday: Jho Low caught in France

News / Commentaries

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 Super Admin

(Free Malaysia Today) – “Mystery” man Jho Taek Low, who reportedly secured the RM500 million contract to redevelop the Sungai Besi airbase (Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia), is back in the spotlight, this time in France.

The millionaire businessman, who is closely linked to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s family, was detained together with famed Hollywood star Paris Hilton by French police.

According to the French newspaper, Corse Matin, Hilton was detained at the Corsica airport after police dogs sniffed out her marijuana loot.

The paper reported that Hilton travelling with a personality who was “closely linked to the top Malaysian authorities” when she was detained.

But he was released after a 30-minute interrogation.

Commenting on the increasing curiosity about the Ivy League financial party boy, PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin said the latest incident raised even more suspicion about Jho Low.

Shamsul Iskandar had first raised the Jho Low issue at the PKR convention in Kota Baru last month.

At the time he had challenged Najib to reveal who the mystery man was. Jho Low is said to be a friend of Najib’s son Riza and wife Rosmah Mansor.

Jho Low, a 28-year-old from Wharton Business School, is rumoured to be an adviser to some international corporations involved in oil, gas and construction.

Last year, he was appointed to the board of Malaysian bank UBG Bhd. A surf through the Internet found him linked to several high-flying business investment groups in Malaysia and the Middle East.


916M: Better things to do than spying on Paris, Taek Jho and Jibby

So what if you can find a link between Paris, Taek Jho and Najib?

This is really mind-boggling, isn’t it?

We all get so worked up when we see something possible.

Don’t we have better things to do?

Like getting more people register as voters?

It amazes us without fail the mentality of Malaysians, those pro-PR included.

It is time that we must get out of this silly mindset.

Let us focus on how to get into Putrajaya come GE13.

Certainly one way is to help get more people registered as voters.


916 Movement


Faded Youth Blog: Paris Hilton Strikes a Pose for Malaysian Millionaire


Monday, 19 July 2010 admin-s


Paris was spending the day on the boat with her sister Nicky Hilton and Malaysian millionaire Taek Jho Low.

By Faded Youth Blog

Always one to welcome the camera, Paris Hilton took part in a mini photo shoot on a boat in Paris, France today (July 15).

The 29-year-old heiress was wearing a bright pink dress with a large diamond snake bracelet, tights and high heels as she posed for a photographer on the water with the Eiffel tower as a background.

Paris was spending the day on the boat with her sister Nicky Hilton and Malaysian millionaire Taek Jho Low.

Low is somewhat of a mystery man who has been spending a massive amount of cash at clubs around the world and is rumoured to be an adviser to some international corporations and then appointed to the board of Malaysian bank UBG Berhad last year.

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916M: Insight: The problem with some PKR Indians …

Aiyo, so what is the problem with Siva not being able to speak Tamil?

The problem with some of these people is that they are so one-track mind.

So, if you want your Vice-President to be able to speak Tamil, then go join a political party which can ensure that your Vice-President, or even President speaks Tamil.

Or better still, form one.

The problem with when you start demanding that your Vice-President must speak Tamil, then the other ethnic groups would want Vice-Presidents who can speak their dialects as well.

In the end, PKR will end up with 100 Vice-Presidents.

Not bad for multiculturalism.

Siva did not get there because he could speak English. He got there because of his value.

It is value that you must build. Not crap.

These guys still have not learnt.

The last time Manickavasagam went on the offensive demanding that Indians be looked after, he looked really stupid.

We pointed out that it is not race or ethnicity that we must advocate.

It is principles and issues that we must advocate.

Sure, many Indians are poor, but why just ask for Indians to be helped?

Go la, ask for all to be help, that is, as long as you are poor and are in need of help, then ask the Government to help la.

If the Vice-President cannot speak Tamil, let him appoint someone who can assist him.

Aiyo, if you are to go on this line, how different are you to BN?

Please la, stop all that crap!

Let us focus on getting into Putrajaya come GE13!

916 Movement


Ice Cream Seller: Tamil, Malayalee, Ceylonese, Punjabi, Gujarati – so what?

Monday, 19 July 2010 admin-s


If PKR were to be swayed by such goups, it will lose its moral right to lay claim to champion all Malaysians. Such groups should sit down with Ibrahim Ali and form various chapters of the same circus.

By Ice Cream Seller

Sivarasa may be constrained to tell the so-called Tamil speaking ‘leaders’ of PKR to go to hell.

Siva, on your behalf and without your indulgence, I will say so.

First and foremost, we are MALAYSIANS. Full stop.

Speaking Tamil or the inability to do so is a red herring. The late Dato Pathmanathan was fluent in Tamil but that didn’t help him in MIC – because he was Malayalee (for the uninitiated, people from Kerala in India are known as Malayalees – just like Dr Mahathir’s paternal origins, we are sometimes told).Though Dato Pathma was Harvard educated, it was not enough for these Tamil champs (or chumps).

Sivarasa is a Tamil – whose roots are from Sri Lanka (Ceylon, as it was known). In Sri Lanka, the races are broadly divided into Sinhala (the majority – who are mostly Buddhist, Tamils, Burghers (Eurasians like our brothers in Malacca), Muslims (all Muslims are lumped into one group regardless of whether one is of Indian or Arab origin) and others (including Malays).

Pre-independence, 2 groups of Tamils found their way to Malaya – the ones from Tamil Nadu in India and those from Ceylon (Sri Lanka – hence the term Ceylonese – to denote their Ceylon nationality).

The Tamils from Tamil Nadu were (as I was taught and indeed observed) largely brought to work the estates and the railroads. The Tamils from Sri Lanka were brought to help administer the civil service and being largely English educated were also delployed in the railways, telecoms, schools, hospitals etc.

The Tamil spoken by the South Indian folks differ somewhat to that spoken by the Sri Lankan Tamils though the written script is the same (but who cares).

Ananda Krishnan, Gnanalingam, the late Tan Sri Selvarajah, Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam are of Sri Lankan Tamil descent (but who cares – they are Malaysians). Sivarasa is not fluent in Tamil as spoken by the main Tamil population in Malaysia but am quite sure he can rattle off a few profanities in Tamil as we did even if we didn’t quite know the full meanings of them.

What is it with these folks? If Tamil is so important to them, then they should go to India (even if they are Malaysian born) and apply for the status of PIO – Person of Indian Origin. Better still, go to Tamil Nadu specifically and they can literally talk to their MPs till the cows come home (hey, the cows there understand Tamil too).

To a large extent, MIC, by persevering with Tamil schools, ensured their own survival with a ready pool of Tamil educated Malaysians – ready to serve MIC, as opposed to providing them a good education to get out of their vicious cycle of abject poverty. I must stress that there are many professional Malaysians who have indeed come through the Tamil medium schools.

If Tamil was the lingua franca of commerce in Malaysia or for that matter in South East Asia, by all means pursue its learning. But really, outside of South India, it is difficult for a Tamil scholar to reach his full potential. Tamil culture and language has a long and treasured history – no issue with that but we are not in India.

For the record, my late father spoke impeccable Tamil but he was an English graduate and he believed that in multi racial Malaysia, education (at that time in English) was the way forward for his Malay, Chinese and Indian students. We were united by English but today these groups want to use Tamil to divide (actually to achieve their own ends).

Instead of trying to replace Sivarasa, they should spend their energy in trying to get the senior police officers to be Tamil speaking so that they can attend to the disproportionately large Tamil speaking people regularly rounded up by the cops as suspects and I do not mean this in a disparaging way to the Tamil brothers and sisters.

If PKR were to be swayed by such goups, it will lose its moral right to lay claim to champion all Malaysians. Such groups should sit down with Ibrahim Ali and form various chapters of the same circus – chimps, chumps, apes, beruks and an orangutan as the chief entertainer.



916M: Wan Hamidi: Ibrahim Ali blew 200-300 million that the Govt gave him & blames PR for being poor

This article by Wan Hamidi speaks for itself.

916 Movement

This article, written by a Malay himself, is so true and sums up the Malay mentality in Malaysia. Its almost the same as the Palestinians who sold much of their seemingly barren land in today’s Isreal and later blame the Jews for occupying them. Whether you like or dislike the Jews they have the technology and ability to turn the dry, unproductive land into what it is today. Whatever it is, a successful people must have the ‘resources’ or brains to turn seemingly worthless things into something useful and stop blaming others. Imagine they can turn desert into farmland while the Palestinians have to rely on international aid.
Look at the Japanese and the Germans who were bombed almost to the stone age during World War Two and yet they can bounce back within less than 25 years to be the leaders in technology. The Chinese in China were poor, backward and oppressed by centuries of feudal and communist rule and yet they can become the industrial powerhouse of the world. What do you have that is not ‘Made in China’ today ? A successful people must grow and grow up.
A backward country like China can make their own fighter planes and even their own rocket to space without the help from anyone. Obviously, the Malays would want to be seen as progressive by going to space too but more so as a passenger. They would always choose the easier way. If you don’t agree, look at Naza. Its just a rebranding of Kia, a Korean car. The same goes for Perudua which rebranded the Daihatsu. As long as one does not make or design them yourself, one cannot call it your own.
As long as they keep on blaming others, they will never really progress and the Malay problem will always be there.
p/s.  Yes, many are preoccupied with sex. A storekeeper who earns hardly RM1,500.00 a month can have four wives and more than 10 children.  What quality of life does he and his family have ? In fact, a person who earns about RM1,500.00 or less should spend at least RM500.00 a month to learn a better skill to progress himself.   I am sure you can imagine those who can lay their hands on more money.
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010, 4:44 PM
By: Wan Hamidi
Umno, the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Perkasa, Ibrahim Ali, and whatnot are shouting, ranting, raving, screaming and hollering about ‘nasib Melayu’ or the plight ofthe Malays, in particular the Malays of Penang.
I don’t know what Ibrahim Ali was doing back in the mid-1970s but judging from the age of many of those others in the crowd I think many of them tak sunat lagi back in the mid-1970s. Tak sunat lagi means you are so young that you are not circumcised yet and your little dick still has its foreskin.
Yes, back in the mid-1970s — 35 years or so ago when I was still in my 20s and not even 30 yet — I was already fighting to improve the lot of the Malays. And 35 years ago those shouting, ranting, raving, screaming and hollering today were either too damn young or were not even born yet.
We realised even back then that if something were not done the Malays would be left out. We realised that unless something were done now, 35 years ago, the Malays would be left behind. So we sat down with various Malay leaders and those who walk in the corridors of power — the Prime Minister included — to plan and chart the future of the Malays. And we did this for more than twenty years from the mid-1970s to the mid-  1990s before I decided it was a lost cause and that I had better move on to other things.
The problem we faced was as what the then Minister of Trade and Industry Rafidah Aziz said: Melayu mampu daya maju tapi tak mampu daya tahan. This came from the Minister herself and means the Malays can be viable but can’t be sustainable. Malays can achieve success but can’t sustain the success.
The Minister then revealed details and lamented about all the wealth the government gave the Malays in the form of land, concessions, permits, ‘pink slips’ on new stock exchange listings, and whatnot, which, if the Malays had kept, would mean the Malays would have far exceeded the 30% target of the New Economic Policy.
But the Malays did not keep this wealth. The Malays sold it. The land, concessions, permits, ‘pink slips’ on new stock exchange listings, and whatnot, were all sold. So the Malay holding reduced and ended up in the hand of the non-Malays. This was what troubled the government, the Malay leaders, those who walk in the corridors of power, and us in the Malay Chamber of Commerce.
So they now lament about how left behind the Malays in Penang are. They should chart the progression of the Malays in Penang from 224 years ago until today and analyse at what point it went up and went down again. Were the Malays driven out? Were the Malays pushed out? Or did the Malays sell out? And why and how did the Malays sell out?
There is such a thing called the law of supply and demand. There is such a thing called market forces. There is such a thing called willing buyer, willing seller. When there is a demand there will be a seller. And since there was a demand for land in Penang then for sure the landowners would sell. It is all about making a profit.
So Penang developed. It became known as the Pearl of the Orient. So the capitalists moved in, as capitalists always do anywhere in the world where there is money to be made. And the Malays saw the route to easy and quick cash available to them. So they sold their land for a lot of money and moved on to another place where the land was cheaper. Now they could have their cake and could eat it too. They sold their small piece of land in Penang for a lot of money and bought an even bigger piece of land, say in Kedah, for a small amount of money and still had a lot of money left to go to Mekah, send their kids to university, and whatnot.
Today, many of those old folks and landowners of the 1960s and 1970s are dead. They are no longer alive. Their land in Penang had been sold off long before they died. And their children and grandchildren no longer own land in Penang . This is because the old folks had sold it off when they were still young or before they were born.
Today, the Malays are angry because the land in Penang is owned mainly by the non-Malays. But this is so not because the non-Malays stole the land but because the Malays sold it for a lot of money. It is what any property owner would do when the property they bought for RM100 two world wars ago can now fetch RM500,000 on the open market. Only a fool would turn down RM500,000 in profit.
The more the Malays scream about being left behind in Penang the more the Malays would look stupid and would be revealing their weaknesses. Back in the 1970s the government already sighed and lamented that come the year 2000, the Malays would still be left with nothing.
We can help the Malays, the government said. We can do, what you want us to do. But if the Malays just sell off whatever we give them, then come 2000 the Malays would still end up with nothing. And then the Malays would turn round and blame the government. The Malays would say the government does not care about them. They will never admit that the government did so much for the Malays but the Malays chose quick cash instead of sustaining and maintaining for the long term what the government gave them.
Say what you like about Rafidah Aziz and those many of the 1970s and 1980s era. They did try and they tried very hard. I should know because I was part of it. But we all knew that it was a futile effort. We can try to help the Malays to get rich. But they will not stay rich. They will sell all for quick cash and then will become poor again. And then they will blame the government because they are poor.
This was anticipated 35 years ago back in the 1970s. And the government told us this would happen. But we still tried. And now it is proven that the government was right, 35 years ago.
Today, Pakatan Rakyat is ruling Penang . But Penang was founded 224 years ago back in 1786.
Tomorrow, Pakatan Rakyat would have ruled Penang for exactly two years. For 222 years before that it was not Pakatan Rakyat that was ruling Penang . But Pakatan Rakyat is being blamed for 224 years of Penang history.
Yes, Perkasa, the new ‘Malay rights’ movement headed by Ibrahim Ali. Ask Ibrahim Ali how much the government gave him since the 1980s. In the 1970s when I was already fighting for the Malays he was still a student. Ask Ibrahim Ali to total up everything the government gave him the last 30 years or so. That figure should come to at least RM200 million-RM300 million.
How much does Ibrahim Ali still have left? Can he even find RM1 million in his bank account? Where did all that hundreds of millions go? Yes, ask Ibrahim Ali to ask himself all these questions. Then he will understand what happened to the Malays. What happened to the Malays is exactly what happened to him. He sold off everything and spent all the money just like those other Malays.
And now he blames the Chinese because he is broke.

916M: Insight: RPK, the Gandhi of Malaysia?

RPK, you are so funny.

It is really funny when you point out how bodoh they are.

Come to think of it, it is often the stupidity of their statements and remarks that we laugh when we read the news.

Then again, as we laugh, we discover sadness, wondering why is it that our country has to be run by idiots like them?

Fortunately, we have you, RPK, as one of our beacons of hope.

Sure, the day will come, when we will all be holding our heads up high as we march into Putrajaya.

That day, without doubt, will certainly come.

RPK, we salute you as the Gandhi of Malaysia.

916 Movement


RPK: Oh yeah? Then come get me!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The utility of a properly managed system of informers is recognised throughout the common law world. As long as crimes are committed, informers have a role to play in their investigation and prosecution. They may either be professional informers, acting for self-serving purposes, or they may be ordinary citizens, motivated by public-spiritedness. Whatever their reason, it is in the public interest that nothing should be done which is likely to discourage persons of either class from coming forward (R v Rankine [1986] 1 QB 861 at 865).


Raja Petra Kamarudin

That’s the problem with some Malays when you take them out of the kampong and send them to school. They think that just because they went to school this means they have also received an education.

Do they know that going to school means just that; that you have gone to school? It does not mean you are educated. After all, you can take the Malay out of the kampong but you can’t always take the kampong out of the Malay.

And this is the problem with those Malays who are still sending me hate-mail and the Malays in Umno and the Malays in Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian as well as the Umno Bloggers. They are still talking about getting me. Well, stop talking and come get me. But first go get an education and stop embarrassing the entire Malay race with all this stupid talk.

And this includes the IGP and AG and Umno Ministers who are all singing the same stupid tune. They are all demonstrating that they know nothing about the law. And that is pathetic because they are supposed to be the lawmakers and enforcers and upholders of the law. Yet they are ignorant of the law.

What do they plan to get me on? Do they wish to slap me with a new ISA detention order? Detention without trial does not apply in the UK. Furthermore, whatever I wrote since February 2009 was written outside Malaysia. And Malaysia does not have any jurisdiction on what I do outside the country. My host country would have to arrest and charge me in the event it feels I have committed a crime on its soil.

For example, in the UK, I can enter into a gay marriage (now, even in church) and, like Elton John, can receive a congratulatory message from the British Prime Minister. Malaysia can’t extradite me for sodomy since what I did I did in the UK and not in Malaysia — where sodomy is a crime. So the crime must have been committed in Malaysia and must be a crime in both Malaysia and the UK — dual criminality — before Malaysia can extradite me.

Or do they wish to slap me with new charges? What new charges? A crime under the Official Secrets Act maybe on the PKFZ Cabinet Papers that I published? Sorry, in the UK they have the Freedom of Information Act. So it is not a crime to reveal information of wrongdoing by the government. In fact, it is the opposite. In the UK it is a crime to hide information of wrongdoing. So here in the UK I would be given an award, not an arrest warrant.

Maybe they want to re-charge me on the old charges that have been dropped (discharged not amounting to an acquittal)? Well, there were only two charges. One was for sedition and the other for criminal defamation.

The UK no longer has the Sedition Act. This law was abrogated on 1st January this year. So, under the dual criminality clause, they can’t extradite me for that charge. So that leaves only one charge left, the criminal defamation charge.

Okay, let’s talk about that one remaining charge then.

I am alleged to have defamed Rosmah Mansor. But Rosmah is not a government officer. She is only the one-time mistress of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, a home-wrecker who stole another woman’s husband. Just because she is Najib’s sex partner this does not make her a Malaysian government official. So the criminal defamation law does not apply to her. How, then, can I get charged for criminal defamation?

Would this mean if I were to defame half a dozen other women then I would face another six criminal defamation charges just because Najib also had sex with them and therefore they are now officially employed by the Malaysian government?

Bila kata Melayu bodoh, marah. Tapi kalau dah bodoh nak kata apa lagi?

Anyway, never mind. Come get me. Apply to extradite me. Then let’s see what the court has to say about that.

What crime did I commit under the criminal defamation charge? I signed a statutory declaration at the Kuala Lumpur High Court in front of a lawyer and the court registrar. Then the lawyer sent it to the prosecutors in the Altantuya murder trial.

In the UK that is not a crime. That is a duty. If you have information that a crime may have been committed — even if you are not too sure but there may be a possibility — then you must report it. And that is exactly what I did; I reported it.

And in the UK those who report a crime are given immunity and cannot be charged for the crime of reporting a crime. But this is what happened to me in Malaysia — I was arrested and charged for reporting a crime.

This is what the British court said:

The utility of a properly managed system of informers is recognised throughout the common law world. As long as crimes are committed, informers have a role to play in their investigation and prosecution. They may either be professional informers, acting for self-serving purposes, or they may be ordinary citizens, motivated by public-spiritedness. Whatever their reason, it is in the public interest that nothing should be done which is likely to discourage persons of either class from coming forward (R v Rankine [1986] 1 QB 861 at 865).

You need more ‘enlightenment’? Then read the four attachments below which explains the issue.

A person who reports a crime cannot be charged, like what they did to me in Malaysia. This is something that the IGP and AG (or the Umno Bloggers, Ministers, etc.) do not seem to know. And that is why they need more education on how the law works.

And only after they have received this education should they attempt to extradite me. If not then even a non-lawyer like me is going to run rings around them. And that will buat Melayu lagi malu.