Friday, November 2, 2012

The politician, his son and the crony

Mariam Mokhtar
November 2, 2012 There are many more ministerial children of whom we have heard nothing, yet.


If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the way to an Umno politician’s heart, is through his spouse or children. In Malaysia, cronies beat a path to the politician’s door, to provide material goods for his family members.

Only the na├»ve would think their acts charitable. Cronies do it for personal gain: tenders for contracts, to avoid the law, a means to fleece the public through subsidies or when government projects are ‘outsourced” like the AES (Automated Enforcement System) aka “speed traps”.

Plum jobs and multi-million dollar government contracts are reserved for the offspring of Umno politicians, their cronies and pro-Umno civil servants.

The rakyat have heard of a few of the children of ministers who are allegedly involved in cronyism and corruption, but there are many more ministerial children of whom we have heard nothing, yet.

Whose son was allegedly awarded the RM128.4 million air traffic control system contract, through a “closed tender” process? This air traffic control system was allegedly faulty and risked the lives of millions of airline users.

Whose children are allegedly hiding in New York, at least until the furore of the scandal they are involved in, dies down? Were Muslims aware that this Hari Raya Haji 3,000 cattle had to be imported from Thailand for sacrificial slaughter? The irony is that farmers’ needs have been sacrificed for the vanity project of an incompetent family. This money should have filtered down to the farmers, to help them earn a living, to help the economy and the cattle industry.

Whose sons are indirectly involved in the latest launch of the airline, Malindo Airways? An online newpaper alleged that one of the companies investing in Malindo, had poor financial and safety records, and that its accounts had not been audited since 2007.

Which daughter of a former top civil servant owns a major interest in alternative energy projects in Malaysia? Her companies were allegedly set up recently and despite the lack of experience, still managed to secure a controlling interest in the alternative power generation needs.

The list is endless. Children of past and present politicians and also VVIPs, monopolise the multi-million ringgit projects, providing much needed goods and services, which you and your children have no alternative but to use. You also pay through the nose, for them.

When quizzed by reporters about the involvement of their spouses, children or friends, these politicians brush prying questions aside with:

a) My husband does not tell me what he gets up to.

b) What my wife does is private.

c) I don’t know what my son (or daughter) is doing.

d) My businessman friend wanted to surprise me with the contents of his briefcase.

No conflict of interest

Yesterday, Nazri ignored criticism of his son’s relationship with Michael Chia, the businessman who is embroiled in the RM40 million money laundering saga. Despite assertions that this money was destined for Sabah Umno, the members of Sabah Umno claim to have no knowledge of this donation.

Nazri also said that his reputation as a Cabinet Minister had not been compromised and he could see no conflict of interest in his or his son’s friendship with Chia.

An online newspaper reported that Nazri had said: “I don’t sleep with my son. I am not gay (homosexual). My son is not my wife, my son is not my lover. What he does, he doesn’t tell me.

“That is between my son and Michael Chia. If he (Chia) wants to give [Nedim] a Hummer or a Ferarri, it is Michael Chia’s business… its not like he (Chia) is giving it to me… and I am the minister, not my son.”

“What has he committed, tell me? He is not a minister. Where is the conflict of interest? He is my son”.

Cynics claim that the parliamentary ministerial code, which details the conduct expected of Malaysian MPs, can’t have been shown to Umno politicians like Nazri.

Despite being accused by the PKR strategy director, Rafizi Ramli, of having a conflict of interest, Nazri mocked reporters, “But I am still minister today, my friend. This is not going to hurt me one bit. I don’t think I am going to be affected by gutter politics”.

Last week, in Penang, a man was arrested for impersonating a member of the Kedah royal family. He and 12 others in his group, will be charged under Section 420 and 419 of the Penal Code, for cheating and dishonesty, and under Section 108 of the Road Transport Act 1987, for making false statements.

A few months ago, Nedim Nazri claimed to be a member of royalty, when a security guard at a luxury condominium in Kuala Lumpur denied entry to Nedim and his bodyguard. The guard was assaulted for doing his job, but last week the case was closed.

Who knows, the CCTV which recorded the attack on the security guard was probably pointing the wrong way, or was accidentally wiped clean? Did threats or rewards work this time? What happened to the charge for impersonating royalty?

In Malaysia, the person who is worse than the Umno crony is possibly the Umno politician’s son. He acts without restraint. He is free to do as he pleases. He is no better than a thug and he does not value your safety, nor your life. Nedim we know, has a chequered past.

In politics, the cocky politician who lacks humility, who belittles conflict of interest and who has two sets of laws, may well find his days numbered.

Nazri may mock the public now, but he may regret his actions later. If these men were to read about politics in the modern world, they would learn that sons follow their fathers’ fates, when the latter are toppled; men like Saddam, Gaddafi and Mubarak.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Issue Lembu sudah selesai?

Shahrizat to step down next month

At last, Dato Sharizat will resign from her minister post and  PM Najib says that her resignation has nothing to do with the "lembu ' case.

Pleaselah Najib. Please tell me what is the expertise of  Sharizat's Family that  have seen them awarded few hundred million contracts. Please do not forget that the whole Sharizat family form the board of National Feedlot Corporation and have drawn few hundred thousand salary a month.

Can you see the future of Malaysia when UMNO keeps linking business with politics and the worst thing is that there is no transperancy at all? 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tetek, Nenek and Kampung Buah Dada

"Tetek, Nenek and Kampung Buah Dada"

Do not be surprised if your childrens suddenly asked you about the meaning of these words .

In case you are not aware about it, these words are very popular in Malaysia now when the  practice of  gutter politics to attack Malaysian opposition party has reached an all time high when  Pro-Umno blogs claimed that Lim Guan Eng’s son molested a female schoolmate at the Heng Yee Chinese secondary school, and that Lim Guan Eng had paid off the girl’s family RM200,000 in a bid to shut them up.

Pro UMNO blogger such as Papagomo and MIM has inserted a photo of Anya Corke, the girl claimed by pro-Umno bloggers to have been molested by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s son in their latest attack against the Penang's chief minister.  Anya Corke has denied ever meeting with Lim Guan Eng'son. In fact, Corke claims that she has not even been to Malaysia for the past seven years as reported by Free Malaysian Today.

What really make Malaysian furious  is that the gutter pro UMNO bloggers has dragged an innocent children into their   heartless and shameful attack against Lim Guan Eng.

Not enough with that , The UMNO youth chief  Khairy Jamaluddin has rubbed salt into wounds when he had written in Twitter “Mungkin dia roboh Kampung Buah Pala sebab nak ganti dengan Kampung Buah Dada” in response to another tweet by pro-Umno blogger “@PapaGomo”. [English translation: Maybe he destroyed Kampung Buah Pala because he wanted to replace it with Kampung Buah Dada.]

But what really shocked me is our deputy PM comments on the issue, as reported by Malaysian Insider

Read it and judge it whether these are the fair comments that supposed to be come out from a mouth of a so-called "respectable" 2nd man in Malaysia.

So if your children utterring "Tetek, Nenek and Kampung Buah Dada" please do not scold them. Blame it on  Malaysia Gutter politics that "greatly" practised by which party?

Tepuk "Dada" tanya selera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p/s before that we have liwat,liwat,liwat now we have tetek nenek.........Can anyone tell me what has happened to my beloved country ?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Malaysian police do not know that BERSIH street demonstration has been cancelled? How come

Reported police road blocks in the Klang Valley on July 6, 2011. — Source: UndiMalaysia

Reported police road blocks in the Klang Valley on July 6, 2011. — Source: UndiMalaysia

Ai yo yo .....this morning our dear policeman has caused massive tarffic jam in Klang Valley....dun they know that BERSIH street demonstration has been cancelled? 
Read rakyat comments from twitter and facebook......

Still remember Najib says "Rakyat didahulukan, pencapain....."

 I say" !@#$%^&** 

Cikgu Din Sas: Jika England,, polis memberi jaminan keselamatan kepada peserta unjuk rasa.Begitu juga Indonesia.

Ajuad Aziz: kt port klang pn ade ni, nk g kje pon jem, ape the.....

Don Sha: Hapa pun tableh!

Mohd Shahran Shah: dah nampak dah sapa nak buat kacau....

Ivancph Ivan: sengaja polis ada kan roadblock waktu peak hour supaya rakyat boleh salah kan BERSIH. Entah pa mereka nak mengesan. ah moi dari china baru lepas kerja morning shift kat SPA ker?

Vijayan KrsnaZing: apa la yg kamu nak cuba buat ini? memang saya tak faham la!

Jer Saja: kerajaan dan polis nak balas dendam terhadap rakyat ingin nak bersih..... bila rakyat balas hadiah seperti ni pada kerajaan BN?

Uwais Al Qarni: Bukan saja KL hampir 1 semenanjung dkerahnya bt r.block,, ngabih duit minyak aku aje beratur panjang camni.

Paklah Damansara:
sekarang siapa punca kl jem prdm or bersih najib bahlul jawablah

RT @morticya33:
Haiya, patutla jam, police blocking the exit of Subang to Fed Highway from 3 lanes to 2 kltraffic

RT @syazwinasaw: All ways out of Subang have been blocked by police trying to create havoc aftr last nite's FRU showdown at a ceramah.

RT @saimatkong:
OMG jam is everywhere & U will be late today! There's roadblock everywhere! One after toll towards Sunway. Use other roads...

RT @Wwyda:
NO WONDER. Roadblocks during rush hour, really? Roadblocks in and out USJ, in front of summit. Only 1 lane in use.

RT @SookLee17:
Are they out of their mind? Having road block at Sunway toll at this hour!

RT @cottonkyandyi:
Can someone tell me what's happening? Kinrara - bkt jalil; unusual jam!

RT @amptraffic kltu 0802: BESRAYA: crawl frm UPM-Sri Kembangan, roadblock at KM3.6. If u r coming frm SILK, expect delays frm Cheras Jaya.

RT @twentyplus: Alert, heavy jam at LDP due to Bersih roadblock, malaysia police boleh!

@kltraffic: dear dato @NajibRazak, i believd this rdblock thing is inappropriate n too extreme. my2cents.
police parliament blockade traffic jams in city area 140708 02


Bersih and the inane responses

JULY 6 — This present government has developed one distinguishing characteristic not unlike the previous administration. If the previous administration was maligned as being uninspiring and sleeping through its job, this present government isn’t that far from being similarly aspersed. How so?

It has shown it has a knack of being inept at handling small shocks to the system. Many of us for example are not supporters of Anwar Ibrahim, but the manner the government handles the Anwar affairs — whether it’s the sodomy 2 charge or the recent video clip showing a person resembling Anwar in a sexual tryst, the administration has shown its ineptness and incompetence.

In the video clip affair for example, people see the court as being a manipulated instrument to serve the interest of the sitting government. The court has allowed itself to be the pulpit for making political statements; lawyers representing the three people accused of possession and distribution or broadcasting pornographic material, used that occasion to declare the authenticity of the video and its main actor. How was it relevant and moreover we heard it through a secondary source- i.e. regurgitation from the defence lawyers. That become hearsay evidence and can be contested.

Its Anwar again this time having his hands tied behind and walloped defencelessly. Last time it was the physical black eye. This time it is the legal black eye. The last time, it nearly cost the loss of Najib in Pekan, this time it could probably cost more to Umno as a whole.

The current shock to the system — a system made merry by numerous announcements of projects by the

PM and his chief major domo in this field of auta-mania, Idris Jala, is how the government handles the Bersih NGO.

This is an NGO led by a Malaysian Indian lady by the name of S Ambiga. This lady has managed to rattle almost all the top guns in Umno and those wishing they were part of Umno.

Ibrahim Ali is responding mindlessly justifying his conduct as an answer to his interpretation of Bersih as being a movement to (1) unseat the government and (2) attacking the position of Malays. So he steps in as the self-appointed warrior defending the position of Malays. He says he is willing to be murderous and warned the Chinese to stay away. But he hasn’t asked his Chinese business backers to do the same.
Bersih was a godsend re-invigorating Ibrahim Ali from an otherwise political stupor. He now has an issue and Ibrahim Ali lives.

But why is Ibrahim Ali defending the Umno led government? Ibrahim Ali is not even an Umno member. Two, has Umno not got enough warrior politicians to defend it in its hour of need? Umno does not need Ibrahim Ali to speak for the party. If it does, then the warrior politicians in Umno have since become eunuchs.

The other reason for attacking Bersih as a movement to endanger Malays and Malay interests is too far-fetched to be dignified by answering it.

Who is the right mind will entertain the idea of unseating the government through undemocratic means? The only one that did, were the Umno politicians who engineered the downfall of the Perak PR government.

Already there are signs that the Perak government will be retaken by the PR forces.

Ambiga and the Bersih people must be absent minded or must have suffered a bout of spontaneous amnesia to not be aware that Governments can be unseated only though democratic means, that is by way of free and fair elections. Therefore to seriously suggest that Bersih is a copycat version of the mass movements in Tunisa and Egypt is not acceptable.

Our response becomes more bizarre when the discovery of the portrait of Shamsiah Fakeh among Bersih rally paraphernalia is taken as proof that Bersih is communist inspired! The whole handling becomes even more macabre with the ‘discovery’ of weapons said to belong to Bersih would be participants. Oh yes. Oh yes — more of the incompetence. The discovery is a miracle to happen just before the planned rally. I hope the people masterminding the discovery will also be ready with some creative answers to tell the PM, how the weapons were ‘planted’ there. How convenient! The gods must be smiling at the politicians and police.

And now the investigation into the finances of Bersih shall be used as proof that Bersih is a Trojan horse for foreign subversion. That would probably provide an aphrodisiac for the recuperating Dr Mahathir who is a well-known opponent of any form of colonialism.

People may get inspired by those movements but were probably so without seriously entertaining the idea of unseating a government by undemocratic or violent means. Public opinion will certainly go against Bersih if that is the case. Ambiga will be lynched for that.

But the aims of Bersih are not that. By asking the elections commission to conduct itself properly shows that
Bersih accepts that the means to unseat a government is through the voting system. But the voting system is in need of better supervision and that’s where the demands on the election commission come to the fore.
This aim should be supported. Some people will show their support by participating in the rally. Some will not do so. It’s a matter of choice.

The right to express their wishes must be upheld by the government. If Perkasa and other groups supportive of the sitting government are allowed to gather and demonstrate, that right must also be given to others. If the Bersih planned rally is wrong in law, then the same judgment applies to the rallies carried out by supporters of the sitting government.

Our laws are clear. If people break the law, irrespective of who they are, they must be brought to before the forces of the law. We have the institutions to deal with that and we certainly don’t need a third line of defence. Can any secret society and gangster organisations apply to be a bona-fide 3rd line of defence?

The problem here is that the elections commission is seen as a pliant tool for one side of the contestants. It doesn’t answer questions with solutions but gives all sorts of excuses. People accept the principle of elections as a means to establish governments. But they also want that means to be above board. They accept they are powerless unless they act collectively and speak as a voice. The powerless are striking back demanding that competition to get power to form governments be carried out fairly and in even handed manners.

The body that oversees elections is conducted fairly and transparently is the elections commission. We mustn’t lose sight of the object of the current disputes now. Bersih’s objective is to call upon the election commissions to conduct itself as it’s chartered to do. This isn’t a rally threatening the sovereignty of the Agong or to strike fear at Malays.

The election commission is an independent commission. It’s not just another government department answerable to the Chief Secretary or even to the PM. It’s the custodian of fair and transparent conduct of elections and it must guard this role jealously. It does so jealously from the meddling and intervention of interested parties. It must also rid itself of any perceptions of being a submissive tool for those holding power at the moment.

Its responses to criticisms therefore mustn’t be evasive. It has to avail itself to the latest methods and technology that upgrade the participation of people in an electoral process. If the use of indelible ink is good for participatory democracy it must adopt the method as a natural development without having to be at pains defending its non-usage. If making voting compulsory and its cost effective doing so, then it must do so.
People are now diverting their attention to debating whether the planned assembly of people in the Bersih Rally should be allowed or otherwise. The real issue has and is always the conduct of the elections commission.

The watching majority must be dismayed at the response of our police. The police with all the sophisticated instruments of crowd control and other suppressive means appear to have admitted that they are powerless to control the crowds. What have we spent public money for then? The idea of a police is to keep the peace. In keeping the peace, it must conduct its business in a professional manner and be fair minded. If Bersih is not allowed to hold rallies, then other parties must also be disallowed.

In Penang, the police have given permit for some people to hold a rally? In Rembau, some people consisting of ex policemen were given permit? Ibrahim Ali was even given a permit to denounce a rally that has not taken place. He is a clairvoyant extraordinaire who can see the future. In ancient times, people like Ibrahim Ali got burnt at the stakes. Shall we roast Ibrahim Ali then?

Let’s not forget the object of the issue. It’s the election commission. It answers to the Agong and therefore should not be seen as working for an interested party. What’s the problem with clearing the electoral registers off dead people? How can it apply its resources and time to restructure how postal votes can be seen to be fair and transparent? How can it monitor and apply strict rules to election spending and election funding etc.?

These are important issues to those looking at elections as a means to exercise their democratic rights to elect a government of their choice. This isn’t an issue whether public demonstrations or going on a march as practices that are good only elsewhere but not suitable in Malaysia. The need to express publicly the collective wants and demands is part and parcel a democracy. —

* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de plume of Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz. He was Pulau Manis assemblyman (2004-2008).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Marina Mahathir: Attacks on Ambiga in bad taste

Monday, July 4, 2011

Paranoia in Penang

By The Wall Street Journal

Wearing T-shirts with the likeness of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara may be a crime against good taste, but in markets across Asia they are freely available. So Malaysians were shocked over the weekend when police in Penang seized such shirts from opposition activists as evidence of a Communist plot to overthrow the monarchy.

In the past week, Malaysian police have detained at least 101 activists whose shirts were advertising a protest planned for July 9. Called Bersih 2.0 or the Walk for Democracy, this rally reprises a 2007 event that drew 30,000 protesters.

"Bersih" means clean in Malay, and the opposition political parties and NGOs that operate under its banner are demanding more honest elections. They are campaigning for measures to ensure that each person votes only once, the removal of fraudulent names from electoral rolls and an end to gerrymandering of constituencies to benefit the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO). All are reasonable requests that would boost political competition.

Instead of responding to the substance of these demands, UMNO has chosen to intimidate those who make them. On Monday, the government accused 30 detained opposition members, including a member of parliament, with promoting communism and "waging war against the king" (Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy). The rhetoric is a throwback to the days of the Communist insurgency in the 1950s. As one opposition party leader asked: Since when are T-shirts deemed as waging war?

These measures are intended to scare off the upcoming rally. On Wednesday, police raided a Bersih office and arrested seven people, and the country's home minister outlawed T-shirts with pro-Bersih messages. Malaysia's constitution guarantees freedom of assembly and speech, but the government is violating those freedoms with impunity. The smear campaign against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has also heated up recently.

The country is expected to announce elections soon and, in that light, these tactics betray a familiar paranoia.

In the 1990s, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad repressed the media and the opposition in the run-up to polls. Bersih 1.0 came before the 2008 general election, but then-Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi quelled it using teargas. Prime Minister Najib Razak was lauded for heading in the right direction on civil liberties when he assumed office in 2009. On present evidence, he is falling back on the party's familiar playbook.

Such tactics may backfire this time. UMNO, otherwise dominant since independence, has seen its vote share slip since 2008. Malaysians may conclude that a government that treats T-shirts as subversive cares more about retaining power than it does the country's well-being.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Berita Harian despicable caricature bring shame to Malaysia

Again and again the UMNO owned news paper has brought shame to Malaysia when the heartless editor approved such despicable caricature to be published in the news paper?

Worst still now it is widely published in foreign media like CNN......

When " finding humour in other people's misery' has become Malaysian culture?

Can anyone answer me?

Mohd Ghani really brings shame to Malay

When has this barbarian act become part of  Malay culture?

Mohd Ghani  the komtar business man really bring shames to Muslim Malaysia no thanks to his despicable act bringing coffin around  Komtar Penang .........

Memang memalukan....