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916M: Yes, yes, yes, to Parti Barisan Rakyat!

This is certainly an excellent idea, something which we advocated at the time when Anwar was tantalizing defections per 916.

Yes, agree, we certainly need quality lawmakers, and certainly not the crapmakers whom we now have.

Firstly, we need to look from the point of view of practicality, especially in so far as election machinery and funding are concerned. Yes, you have qualified that “if an effective election machinery were in place”. Now, would we be able to set up an effective election machinery in time? Well, we think it is possible, if Barisan Rakyat gets started now, not later, and we need not aim for the kind of funds needed, but we battle smart, using technologies like Facebook and email campaigns.

So, yes, register Barisan Rakyat as a political party now, and build up its election machinery, election strategies and war chest. (If we really want to see Barisan Rakyat as a force to be reckoned with, we cannot run away from the fact that discipline has to be instituted, and this has to be through party mechanisms; ok, Barisan Rakyat need not be a 100% political party, but some basic form of constitution or standing orders must be in place.)

Secondly, which constituencies will Barisan Rakyat contest in? Yes, you had said the following: “‘third force of independent candidates comprising the best that civil society has to offer, augmenting the best from Pakatan Rakyat, to take on BN come the 13th GE’. No room for 3-corner fights here.” But how do we negotiate with Pakatan to avoid the said 3-corner fights? Knowing them politicians, we doubt if they will give way to Barisan Rakyat. Some of Pakatan’s lawmakers may be hopeless, but we cannot deny that Pakatan is at least for now our hope, and unless the said third force comes into play. Therefore, our view is that Barisan Rakyat can only be viable if 3 corner fights can be avoided.

Perhaps too a good strategy will be to field Barisan Rakyat candidates in places where people like Zahrain, Tan, Wee Choo Keong, etc, ie hopeless independents are incumbents, and also where UMNO currently are lawmakers (just hit UMNO, no need to hit the other parties, as the main troublemaker is actually UMNO). Barisan Rakyat will have to negotiate with Pakatan Rakyat on this, in return for Barisan Rakyat’s support for Pakatan Rakyat’s candidates elsewhere. Yes, it would certainly be counterproductive if there were 3-corner fights.

Thirdly, Barisan Rakyat ought to field a good number of candidates, some of whom must include notable candidates like yourself, RPK (if you guys can convince him), Imtiaz, etc. Like it or not, you really need iconic figures.

Fourthly, focus on the parliamentary seats, ie do not run for state seats. Try to achieve the balance of power status at the federal level, because this is where the control is. Barisan Rakyat, will not be able to build up sufficient resources by GE13, so you guys must focus on where it will be most effective.

Some food for thought.

Over to you.

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Haris Ibrahim: DNBN Kuburkan BN: Enter the Third Force

Pakatan Rakyat and a great many of the rakyat have one common aspiration : to kick the present corrupt BN government out come the 13th General Election.

That’s any time between now and 8th May, 2013.

Many feel it’s going to be very much sooner rather than later.

Possibly even next year.

Imagine, as the results are announced, come the 13th GE, and it becomes evident that BN has lost.

Then imagine the next day that, instead of a Pakatan Rakyat leader being appointed Prime Minister, news starts to make its way around that several Pakatan Rakyat MPs have gone ‘missing’.

Talk of cross-overs abound.

Two days later, Muhyiddin appears at a press conference, surrounded by former Pakatan Rakyat MPs, who now declare themselves as BN-friendly independent MPs.

Enough former Pakatan Rakyat MPs who are now independent and BN-friendly for Muhyiddin to claim to have the confidence of the majority in the Dewan Rakyat and consequently the right to the PMship.

We have seen enough since the 12th GE to know that unless candidates of unquestionable integrity are picked to contest, the scenario I have described above is a very distinct possibility, if not a near probability.

The sad truth, however, is that the three Pakatan Rakyat parties just do not have enough good men and women within their ranks to contest all parliamentary and state seats.

Throw in PSM in semenanjung and SAPP in Sabah and they still would not have enough.

Truth is that the three Pakatan Rakyat parties have, with a view to improving the quality within their ranks, approached many in civil society who are perceived as good candidate material to join their respective parties, without too much success.

I, too, have approached some of those in civil society who, in my view, have the qualities that would serve the nation and the rakyat well in parliament and who have intimated to me that whilst they are not at all desirous of getting into any political party set-up, they are prepared to do their part in setting our nation right and, to that end, would be honoured to offer themselves as independent candidates in the next general election if an effective election machinery were in place.

A third force of independent candidates comprising the best that civil society has to offer, augmenting the best from Pakatan Rakyat, to take on BN come the 13th GE?

We could call this third force Barisan Rakyat.

Would this not be viable?

Your thoughts, please.

Source: http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/dnbn-kuburkan-bn-enter-the-third-force/#comment-55020

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916M: Soi Lek, the question is not whether to ditch UMNO, but when …

Soi Lek and MCA, time to go boys!

You guys have been playing it by the rules, and toeing the line, because you are part of the team.

Playing it by the rules and toeing the line should only be done if it is a level playing field, and if you are respected in reciprocation.

Your big brother seems not to be respecting you at all, screaming as if you are their dogs.

Honestly, there is really no point in staying.

The issue at hand is not really whether you should ditch UMNO, but as to when you should ditch UMNO.

Yes, 308 gave you a really tight slap, and granted, you did wake up. Yes, you did try to speak louder.

We can understand that you held back after 308 because you realised that if you had ditched UMNO then, at a time when the turmoil continued, it would have caused more distress. Yes, it was an acceptable decision to hold back, and give UMNO a chance.

But after 2 years +, you can see for fact that it will be very difficult for UMNO to change (well, we personally think that it will be an impossibility).

So, there is really no doubt that you have to leave BN, unless UMNO changes.

As noted, it is a question of when, and you have 2 options:

+ Option 1: leave after GE13, ie after UMNO is decimated, by which time they will be rendered powerless to incite trouble, especially in blaming you for causing instability by leaving BN, or

+ Option 2: leave now or at the next most opportune moment

Leaving after GE13 will be the safest option; but you run the risk of being seen as cowardly.

Leaving now or at the next most opportune moment is no doubt dangerous. Because those idiots will use this as an excuse to incite trouble, blaming it on the ungrateful Chinese. Of course too, there will be the danger of the likes of Ibrahim Perkosa pushing harder for Malay unity.

But we do not think that you will stand to lose. Yes, as Choon Mei has pointed out, you need not join Pakatan, but can be independents (no, not the useless and hopeless Temporary Independents like Zahrain, Wee, Tan, etc).

It is actually a question of your survival, and you must transfrom, and the question is when.

Over to you Soi Lek.

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P/S: Or at the next most opportune moment, especially when you are whacked again, state emphatically that the MCA will proactively review its position in the BN.

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Choon Mei: Time for Soi Lek and MCA to pull out of the BN

Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

Fresh from drawing fire from the Chinese community for perceived cowardice, MCA president Chua Soi Lek is now getting whacked left, right and center by Malay leaders in Umno and PAS , who are upset that he has blamed them for undermining Malaysia’s economic potential.

PAS leaders, who sit on the opposite side of the political divide, have accused him of involving their party because he was too afraid to hit out at Umno alone. They minced no words, describing him as being desperate to stem his sliding popularity with the Chinese.

But harsh though their words may be, it was Umno leaders like Khir Toyo who delivered the real killer blow. The former Selangor MB, in disgrace due to a slew of corruption allegations, spitefully suggested that Chua was trying to make people blame Islam. What a sure fire way to turn even the smallest storm in a teacup into a full-blown tornado!

“This is very dangerous. People might start blaming Islam because of what he said… they might blame Islam and say that corruption in the country is rampant because of the religion,” Malaysian Insider quoted Khir as saying.

Most Chinese would agree with Chua

What did Chua actually say to create such a commotion? “When Umno and PAS use religion to strengthen their influence, we can see that some non-progressive policies are made and that the country has been trapped as a middle income nation for more than 10 years,” Chua had told an MCA convention in Kedah.

So basically, what the MCA president was saying was that because of the Umno and PAS tendency to play up religious issues to win over Malay voters, it has led to “non-progressive” policies which have resulted in the entire nation suffering the effects of economic underperformance.

Is this true? Ask any non-Malay, especially the Chinese, and don’t be surprised as many as 9 out of 10 would agree – and absolutely too! Umno should commission a survey if it doesn’t believe this is so.

But that’s not the point. What is most important now for Chua to note because this is what all the other Chinese in the country are noting is the total disrespect that Khir and his colleagues have shown to him, the MCA and the Chinese community by extension.

None of his Umno colleagues appear to have spared any thought as to how tough the MCA predicament must be given the changing times and having to work under a “bully” boss like Umno. All that Khir and his ilk are interested in is how they can further slaughter Chua and his party to maximize their own brownie points with their community.

Only one way to fight and that is all the way

How Chua responds now is most crucial. He does not have to bother with the likes of Khir, who is not respected by any one worth knowing anyway.

But if Chua backs down again – whether the rebuke comes from Prime Minister Najib Razak or former premier Mahathir Mohamad himself – then the MCA is finished. Forever finished! It should then ‘corporatize’, be an education and media company, but stay out of politics.

There is only one way for Chua to fight back and that is all the way. His only meaningful weapon is the 15 parliamentary seats that the MCA holds. This is the time when all members, especially the 15 MPs, should close ranks and express their support for him.

If he fails them, then they must throw him out. If Umno continues to disrespect the MCA, please pull out from the Barisan Nasional.

Throughout the country – from peninsula to East Malaysia and regardless of whether they are MCA members or not – the Chinese will clap and support such a decision. If only Chua has the guts to do so, then there is still a chance his party can retain some of those 15 seats.

The MCA does not have to join Pakatan Rakyat if it does not wish to. It can try being a truly independent party, although to be one, it must take care not to troll with the likes of Zul Noordin, Zahrain Hashim and Wee Choo Keong.

Koh Tsu Koon and Gerakan must follow. There is really no other way out.

The MCA is a wealthy party. It has built cash reserves if not in billions than at least hundreds of millions. The future is a very long time. With this cash hoard, heal and revamp the MCA. But do not ‘drop the face’ of the community anymore.

Source: http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/2010/08/time-for-soi-lek-and-mca-to-pull-out.html

916M: Malaysia can never produce Sorcerer’s Apprentice unless …

There is no doubt that Sorcerer’s Apprentice is Awesome.

Spell-binding.

Creative.

… and much more.

As the movie is being played, one cannot help but ask as to whether Malaysia can one day produce movies such as this.

Can Malaysia?

Maybe can, but certainly not now.

A lot of expertise, technology, discipline, etc is required before we can produce such awesome, spell-binding, creative, etc movies.

It is not that we cannot do it, just that we do not yet have the infrastucture, human capital, etc to pursue such dreams.

And why is it that we do not have such infrastructure, human capital, etc?

It is because the country is in shambles.

We have a minister saying that we cannot afford to give scholarships, yet we can afford to move our Parliament.

We have ministers who spend more time politicking, than focusing on building the necessary infrastructure for today and tomorrow.

We also have pitiful politicians who plead for antiquated race-based rights, when in fact, they should be leading all to improve themselves.

We have all the crap, except the talent to put this nation back on track.

So, can Malaysia produce Sorcerer’s Apprentice?

No, unless … BN is booted out come GE13!

So, how do we boot BN out?

Well, easy, let us spend more time coming up with strategies for GE13.

Let us also encourage more to register as voters.

Let us convince more people that unless BN is booted out come GE13, Malaysia can never progress!

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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.

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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.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malaysias-economy-being-looted-says-ku-li/#When:07:12:22Z

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!

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

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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

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/selangor-wont-follow-bn-to-call-snap-polls/#When:23:10:57Z

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!

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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.

Source: http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33238:millionaire-jho-low-caught-in-france-&catid=19:newscommentaries&Itemid=100131

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.

Jom!

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

FROM AROUND THE BLOGS

Monday, 19 July 2010 admin-s

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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.

View more pictures at: http://www.fadedyouthblog.com/197536/paris-hilton-strikes-a-pose-for-malaysian-millionaire

Source: http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33206:paris-hilton-strikes-a-pose-for-malaysian-millionaire&catid=16:from-around-the-blogs&Itemid=100132

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!

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

Monday, 19 July 2010 admin-s

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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.

Podah!!!

Source: http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33193:tamil-malayalee-ceylonese-punjabi-gujurati-so-what&catid=18:letterssurat&Itemid=100129

916M: Insight: Perkasa, when will this all end?

Goodness! Perkasa just announced that they have spread their wings to Ireland.

Oh no, not only Ireland, but Indonesia and Egypt as well!

Sounds damn good!

200 new members (should be more actually), must be government scholars.

So, our country sends our creme de la creme overseas so that when they return, they can contribute to nation building.

Once overseas, they should be able to learn from another society and advance their minds.

But no, we have at least 200 of these people overseas who would support Perkosa.

Imagine the kind of people we are sending overseas.

When will this all end?

GE13???

916 Movement

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Perkasa spreads its wings to Ireland

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Controversial Malay NGO Perkasa launched a Perkasa Club in Ireland last week, adding some 200 students to its membership of close to 100,000.

Suara Perkasa, the NGO’s sole official newspaper poised to debut tomorrow nationwide, announced that the club would be headed by Perlis Perkasa head Haji Ameir Haji Hassan.

“We have 200 members in Ireland who joined us,” Perkasa vice-president Dr Zubir Harun told reporters today.

“They are undergraduate and post-graduate (students) that include Kadazans, Ibans and other Bumiputeras,” he added.

“I have received invitations from students in Belfast, Norway and Dublin who have requested Perkasa clubs to be set up in those places respectively,” Haji Ameir was quoted as saying in the Suara Perkasa newspaper article.

Besides Malaysian students in Western countries, Malaysians studying in Indonesia and Egypt have also asked Perkasa to set up clubs there, said Zubir.

Umno also has similar supporters’ clubs formed in other countries like Auckland, which was the 48th Umno Club to be set up.

The Malay NGO, led by independent Pasir Mas MP Datuk Ibrahim Ali, has been gaining clout among the Malay electorate on its strong, often provocative stand on Malay rights issues.

An example of Perkasa’s firebrand ways was their recent demand for Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong to be placed under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for allegedly questioning the social contract.

Although the NGO claims to be non-partisan, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have accused Umno of outsourcing its extremist views to Perkasa in hopes of gaining support from the conservative Malay electorate.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/perkasa-spreads-its-wings-to-ireland/#When:09:37:35Z

916M: Get stuffed G9, G11, G15 or whoever you are!

Well, get stuffed G9, G11, G15 or whoever you are!

We did not damn vote you bums in so that we can enjoy your threatrics.

We do not give a damn as to your grouses.

But we damn expect you to perform, and to make sure that PR gets into Putrajaya come GE13.

Sure, there will always be imperfections.

Sure, there will always be problems.

Sure, but we do not expect you to whack it out in public.

We expect you to whack yourselves in your caucuses or in your party.

We expect you to sort out your problems before you present anything to the Rakyat.

Damn! How stupid can you get?

Are you are thick as the BNers?

We thought they were thick, and we are now starting to realise that you are thick too, if not more so.

We have gone past the halfway mark.

Najib has said he will call for a surprise GE.

It can be any moment now.

If Khalid is really that useless, seek solutions to help him.

So, do not screw it up!

Damn! Don’t you bums get it?

We want to get to Putrajaya come GE13!!!

916 Movement

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Haris Ibrahim: In the eye of the PKR storm: He who wields the unsheathed dagger

June 26, 2010

You get on a packed bus headed to Taiping.

Same journey for all 50 passengers, but each having their own agenda in wanting to reach that common destination.

The same can be said of the group of 15 PKR MPs, now called ‘G15′ by certain quarters, who are reported to be pushing an agenda to displace Khalid Ibrahim as MB of Selangor.

My sources tell me that G15 actually numbers 11.

Khalid claims to be in the dark about this agenda.

Yeah, right!

As does Azmin, even as he conceals the unsheathed dagger beneath the cloak of political intrigue and  deception.

“I don’t know of any move by MPs to start a petition on this matter. I am not denying it, I don’t know. How could I agree or disagree when I have no access to information…I am not part of this so I wouldn’t know, I was not at the meeting, when was the meeting honestly? Let me check with my colleagues”Malaysiakini reportedAzmin as saying of this rumoured uprising.

“If I wanted to pull him down, I would have done it after March 8 general election. Why now? His term is expiring soon, so why now? If that was my game, I should have done it before”FreeMalaysiaToday reports Azmin as responding to suggestions that he is behind moves to topple Khalid as MB.

Yet, the truth, as known by anyone who is anything in PKR, is that Azmin has long wanted to bring Khalid down, the former coveting the MBship of Selangor for himself even as the dust of the 12th GE began to settle.

PKR’s Elizabeth Wong has called on the G15 members to ‘show their faces’.

Huh!

The truth, again, is that anyone who is anything in PKR knows who they are.

That necessarily includes Anwar.

Indeed, at the just concluded PKR national congress in Kota Baru last month, the MP for Teluk Kemang, representing  10 other PKR MPs, brought to Anwar’s attention their grievances about Khalid’s leadership of the Selangor government, and their demand that Khalid be immediately relieved of the office of MB.

Anwar, I am told, assured Kamarul that their grievances would be looked into and addressed.

The next day, after delivering her presidential address, and at a press conference, Wan Azizah made it clear that Khalid would remain as MB of Selangor.

In her presidential address, she defended Khalid against the criticism leveled at him.

“He has defended the principles of transparency and accountability by chipping away at the wastage and corruption that have become part of Umno’s culture. The courage of the Selangor government in introducing Selcat – exposing all, is the renewal that we can be proud of”Malaysiakini reports her as saying.

Did Anwar, then, renege on any assurances given to Kamarul? Were there any assurances given to placate the group?

Only Anwar and Kamarul can tell us.

I had sms’d Anwar several times asking to meet in the hope of clearing this with him.

No response.

I guess he’s been too busy.

Now slighted by the president’s defence of Khalid, the group of disenchanted MPs began to make their moves.

And as they did, some from within their ranks, big boys within the party set up who, until then, were said to be aligned to he who wields the unsheathed dagger, either grew somewhat alarmed with the direction the group was taking or came to be viewed with suspicion, given the plot that was being hatched.

Whatever the reason, he who bites, another who holds the party purse strings and one of the party’s v-ps, either withdrew or were dumped from G15.

And in their place stepped in Gwo Burne and Kapar Mike.

So who make up the 11 in G15 now?

Here’s the list.

Manikavasagam of Kapar, Gwo-Burne of Kelana Jaya, Rashid Din of Merbok,Abdul Aziz Abdul Kadir of Ketereh, Kamarul Baharin of Teluk Kemang,Azan Ismail of Indera Mahkota, Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff of Balik Pulau, Zuraida Kamaruddin of Ampang, and Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid of Kuala Langat.

That’s only 9, did you say?

Well, throw in that low-life, froggie Wee Choo Keong of Wangsa Maju, and he who wields the unsheathed dagger, and there’s your 11.

Now, if nothing else, the presence of Wee in this clandestine effort to depose the leadership in Selangor must cast serious doubts on the intentions of some, if not all, involved.

Unless Wee’s complicity is not known to all the other 10, which then lends a more sinister sheen to their agenda.

Why the move to unseat Khalid, then?

Last night, 17 out of 22 Selangor PKR division leaders turned up at MB Khalid’s house to pledge their support for MB.  Malaysiakini has a report on this HERE.

He who wields the unsheathed dagger was amongst the 5 not present. No reasons given.

Selangor PKR, the Aduns and the Exco members, it would seem, are, rightly or wrongly, generally supportive of Khalid.

If this whole issue is indeed about Selangor and little else, where do the non-Selangor MPs fit in?

What gives?

I spoke to several Selangor Adun and Excos before last night’s meeting at the MB’s residence.

All said the same. The problem with Khalid is that he is not a politician, but a corporate bureaucrat, and not a very good one, at that.

Quite a few said he’s not decisive enough.

And afraid to tackle some thorny issues head on.

And there’s little deliberation between him and other party leaders.

But he’s clean, they all say.

And there was no-one else to helm the state government in the wake of the 12th GE tsunami.

What about he who wields the unsheathed dagger, I asked.

“The word is that if you want to make money, align yourself to Azmin. Do you want him as MB?”, one Adun responded.

So what’s the beef that these MPs have with Khalid, then?

Contract opportunities and money, I am told.

Kamarul, a long time and loyal supporter of Anwar, and who apparently dug deep into his own financial resources to help the party, is said to be now up against the wall, in financial dire straits.

Yusmadi, it seems, enjoys a life style that exceeds his means. His wife, a legal practitioner, receives work from the Selangor state government but, it seems, that’s just not enough.

All, it seems, are moved by personal interest with little consideration for the people of Selangor.

And for one, that personal interest is about removing the competition for the race to the top.

“Everyone knows that Azmin wanted the MB’s post and has resented Khalid’s appointment. Azmin still wants the post but this has nothing to do with the well-being of Selangor”, the Adun I spoke to offered.

It would seem that he who wields the unsheathed dagger has set his sights beyond just the seat of power in Selangor.

Well beyond Selangor.

Much has come to pass since 8th March, 2008.

Syed Husin Ali has announced he will not be looking to defend his incumbent position as deputy president at the party elections this coming November.

Number 2 post is therefore up for grabs.

And whilst it was always assumed by certain quarters that Wan Azizah would make way for Anwar to rise uncontested to the position of party president, this now hangs precariously in the balance given the real uncertainty of Anwar remaining at large upon the conclusion of the ongoing Sodomy 2 trial, appeal and all.

Anwar, however, I’m told, has been insisting that he will not avail himself for the position of party president, much to the annoyance of many in the party.

Is number 1, too, ripe for the picking?

Who, in the party, are seen as likely candidates?

Khalid, for all the criticism that has rained on him, cannot be discounted.

And then there is the new kid on the block, Zaid.

He who wields the unsheathed dagger, too, fancies his chances.

A possible three-horse race, then?

And in comes G15, made up by a majority of non-Selangor MPs, maneuvering to finish off Khalid, leaving only Zaid to be dealt with on a  later date, if the internally sabotaged Hulu Selangor by-election is not seen as having done enough.

Against this backdrop, the G15, minus Wee, is beginning to look like a national team built along the lines of BN, to wrest power in PKR this coming November.

Why like BN?

Well, Gwo-Burne and Mike representing the ‘nons’ in an otherwise all-Malay team does look line BN all over again, does it not?

All this for an aspirant to high office?

Is this the politics of PKR that we should brace ourselves for?

Is this the politics that will pave the way for Pakatan Rakyat to Putrajaya?

Where is Anwar whilst this drama unfolds?

Make no mistake, Anwar is aware of all that is happening.

Yet he appears to turn a blind eye to this, seemingly unable to rein in his protege.

This does not appear to be the first time.

As two Sabah PKR divisional chiefs observed some time back, and reported in Malaysiakini“We don’t know what kind of hold Azmin has over Anwar and that disturbs us. Something is just not right here.

Indeed, little is right in PKR at the moment.

Much of what is dreadfully wrong is seen by many in party leadership as stemming from Anwar’s indecisiveness in dealing effectively with the cancerous cells within the party.

Remember Zul Nordin?

I just got this sms from someone who is at the PKR retreat at Shah Alam.

“If Anwar does not shape up, there will be no PKR in 6 months”.

I’ll end this post with an excerpt from Martin Jalleh’s ‘Please pack up and go, PKR’.

“Please, please PKR stop pushing your fanciful dreams about occupying Putrajaya when you are in such a pathetic and pitiful state with your prima donna politicians parading their shameless petty and puerile politics in public.As a party you have become laughable, and as RPK predicts you could be facing your last days!…Your endless intra-party squabbles, spats and skirmishes and splintered groups sicken those of us who once supported, voted and stood steadfastly by you…We are tired of your MPs and Assemblymen’s threats to resign, their taunts to one another to quit and their theatrics and tantrums to be turncoats…Your politicians are made up mainly of clowns who crap, crow, clamour for and cry aloud about change but cling on to their political charades, chicanery, claptrap and conspiracies, instead of collaborating at all costs in your professed commitment to bring about concrete change…Yes, go for your weekend retreat PKR leaders. I hope you will prove me and many others wrong but my guess is that you will still be a party weak, wavering, wobbling, wandering and wanting to do each other in…as you chart your way into political wilderness! The road to Putrajaya requires stomach, stamina, synergy, solidarity and the sacrifice of personal agendas for the larger national agenda. Sadly, this journey has been stymied by your somnolent, selfish, self-centered and supercilious political representatives, whom Bolehland can do well without”.

Source: http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/in-the-eye-of-the-pkr-storm-he-who-wields-the-unsheathed-dagger/