Friday, March 22, 2013

A call to arms

The time is getting close, as the parliment session ended on the 8th of March..and yet still no calls on elections. The country awaits as the problem arises, it is time is a time to call for arms.

No no i am not saying we go to sabah, far from it but rather, it is our duty to do what is right, while interviewing the IGP today, i saw for the first time, he lost his cool. Slamming his fist on the table and raising his voice, what can you expect? his people are being shoot at and are defending our nation and yet here we are politicing about it, what got me me going was a part of his statement- " If the police are no good, tell me how to improve. If you have money, give the money so I can buy more weapons and cars, not say this and that. “It's irresponsible, it's not the time for this," and on this statement that i call upon all of you to rally, it is time for us to fight. Fight for what you say? fight for change. 

Many among us are scared, scared of the change, so long we have been hiding and sheltered, truths hidden. they say that only the rich get richer and that is true in any part of the world, but yet when our militry and police are incapable of doing their job because of lack of training and equipment's  who do we blame? The government i would say. Insted of sending millions to rakyat on br1m or whatever as a reward, why cant the funds be used to boost our defense  with very unstable neighbors that we have, this is our main concern. Still, our government side step the issue and continues preaching of how well they have governed Malaysia for the past 50 years. With Thailand being unstable due to unrest with Petani, red jackets and what not, Indonesia being the most populated muslim contry in the world, shouldnt we be a bit more aggressive in our defence? When was the last we heard of us in a joint military exercise  with a major power nation? 

But no, we dont see all that, much is being hidden from us. Many would rather this goverment stands, WHY? so they can eat, they can feed and they can STEAL. look at the latest Sarawak disclosure, has Najib called for a press confernce to address this? has any one in the government said anything? one dares, How are we to elect the next government of which the prime minister of Malaysia is suppose to be the head of the country and yet he cant even control Sarawak? Taib promised to step down aft 2011 and its 2013 alrdy..has anyone dared said anything? nope again except the opposition, and yet so many dont want BN to fall, they hid behind the malay rights issue, how is it that this is still an issue? they argue that if BN fails, we will become like Singapore, What is so bad there one might ask? its bad because malays are almost non existence there, There is no malay culture or malay tycoons, Lets get this straight, DEB has been there for 50 years, in that time we have produced many lawyers and doctors and what not. As hard for me to agree but YES the time has come for us to join the world, we have provided all the perks for the bumiputra and yet they are the biggest mat rempits and baby throwers out there, it is time and i call upon my brothers and sisters of Malaysia, to not be scared, not be worried and further most, stay focus. And fight so that we may feel proud once again to be Malaysian's. 

Tonight i leave you with a portion of an artikle i read by Miriam Mokhtar: 

"On a whirlwind visit to four areas in Kelantan, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak should have returned a triumphant man, having addressed a record turn-out of 50,000 people at the 'Bekwoh (Gathering with the People)' meet in Tanah Merah. Then he listed the “seven sins of the opposition”. Why the magnanimity? Why only seven sins? 

In the early Christian world, the seven deadly vices or seven cardinal sins were used to teach the failings of man and his tendency to sin. The seven deadly sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.
  • Lust may not necessarily be sexual, but could be an uncontrollable desire for power and money.
  • Gluttony may not be only over-indulgence, but could be a selfish desire to want more than one’s entitlement.
  • Greed or avarice, is the desire for more material possessions and power, as well as forcing others to bend to your will.
  • Sloth, is doing nothing or failing to act.
  • Wrath is the feeling of hatred, which can lead to vindictiveness and the desire to cause hurt and pain.
  • Envy is begrudging someone else’s good fortunes or traits, but is also characterised by having an uncontrollable desire to possess them.
  • Pride is considered to be the worst deadly sin; it has the most harmful effect (on others) because of the person’s insatiable desire to outdo others, his failure to appreciate and recognise other people’s efforts.
mahathir um forum 140313 01Ask any Malaysian which party is best characterised by the seven deadly sins, and the answer will probably be Umno. It is ironical that in his attempt to paint a picture of a ‘sinful’ opposition, it is Umno, Najib and the former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) which are commonly associated with the seven deadly sins. 

Umno and the seven deadly sins penetrate almost every facet of our lives. When Muslims are pitted against Muslims, as in the recent Suluk invasion, religion is used as an excuse for prevarication and procrastination. Are Malaysians tolerant of a prime minister who attempts to distract his mishandling of the invasion by blaming opposition leaders? 

Imam Hoslan Hussein’s attempt to expose the alleged corruption perpetrated by mosque officials and Umno politicians in a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, ended in him being jailed for throwing a shoe at the judges who refused to listen to his case. The shoe-throwing was used as an excuse to silence him and also to make him as an example for others. 

'The two-faced premier'

In 2011, Najib had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI in an effort to please the local Catholics and show western democracies that he is tolerant. Meanwhile at home, sinister plots were being hatched to undermine the Christian Malaysians. 

Far from being privileged, Malays are being corrupted in mind and in body. With affirmative action policies, many Malays feel that other Malaysians owe them a living. They grow up with low self-respect and little self-confidence. Material goods - rather than the attainment of knowledge - feature in their lives. 

When Malay extremists incite hatred, they are not censured, but when members of the opposition criticise Umno, the full force of the sedition laws are applied, thus making Malay extremists act with moral and social impunity. 

If the family is to be an important building block in our community, our leaders should shake up the syariah law system and help single mothers, most of whom are Malay. Many single mothers live in squalor, their futures blighted. Husbands who leave their families rarely provide child maintenance. Husbands who wish to marry another wife do not bother asking their first wife’s permission. They nip across the border to marry, then pay a nominal fine on their return. 

Najib is not known for his maturity and his ability to empathise with the public. He empties the treasury with handouts and creates a culture of dependence. He offers food items when visiting some communities and gets smug satisfaction from seeing a crowd surge to grab the freebies. 
NONEReal power would be encouraging people to come to his ceramahs and listen to him for the duration of his talk, without having to give offerings to force them to stay to the bitter end. 

The screening of the May 13 film, Tanda Putera to Malays, shows that Najib is aware that he is losing his grip on the Malay mind. He works on Malays’ insecurities using fear and the threat of violence. His coalition partners like MCA and MIC remain silent about this selective screening. 

The recent events in Sabah have shown that the various ministries have passed the responsibility of security, from one to another. Therefore, it is disingenuous of the Ex-Servicemen’s Traders Association and the Malay Army Veterans' Association (PVTM), to warn former generals about criticising the government’s handling of the Suluk invasion. 

In times of peace, were these associations as vocal about condemning corruption in the procurement of defence equipment? Did they criticise the butt dances of the veteran soldiers in front of Ambiga Sreenevasan’s house? 

Yesterday, Najib told a gathering of women that they should be “the eyes and ears of the government in fighting crime and threats to the national security”. The same was asked of taxi drivers a while ago. 

When will Najib realise that glib statements will not do anything to reduce crime levels in Malaysia. He must stop using the police as the enforcement bureau of Umno, and insist that they begin to perform their duty to enforce the peace and protect the rakyat. 

Najib’s attempts at portraying the opposition as sinful have failed. Despite the apparent success of his campaign in an opposition-controlled state, photos and coverage of the events in Tanah Merah, Kelantan, are scant. 

It was alleged that soon after Najib listed the “seven sins of the opposition”, the venue was hit by a freak storm which ripped tents and scattered tables, chairs, fans and computer equipment. The scene of devastation would not have made good promotional material for Umno. Could this have been divine intervention, or a freak weather system? "

How we protest?

Pro-Umno blogger Papagomo is a phantom voter, who can vote both in Ampang and Wangsa Maju, PKR claimed today.

NONEThis is based on searches the party conducted on the Election Commission (EC) website using the identity card (IC) numbers of Papagomo, or Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, yesterday.

According to PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli, Wan Muhammad Azri possesses two ICs - a police IC from when he was a corporal in the traffic police, and a civilian IC.

Papagomo was suspended from duty and convicted of corruption, and the decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal last year.

Rafizi claims checks had shown that the addresses on the two ICs belong to the same person, adding this proves Pakatan Rakyat's claim over the existence of phantom voters.

NONE"The only difference is the birth date in both searches in the EC (website), but we are confident he is the same person as provided in the screen capture with addresses in Danau Apartment and Taman Bukit Ampang.

“This finding shows the existence of phantom voters, with Papagomo being allowed to vote twice,” Rafizi said.

He called on the EC to explain the matter and state “how many individuals like Papagomo, who likes to slander political opponents, are given an opportunity to vote”.
'Both are the same person'

Rafizi said PKR was certain that despite the differing ICs, both are the same person.

He based this on court documents related to Papagomo's conviction on corruption and the handing of the letter of demand by Anwar Ibrahim's lawyers according to details from the civilian IC.

"When the documents were served, Papagomo immediately commented in the blog on the letter of demand," he said.

NONE"I have personally asked several individuals in Ampang, and they remember Muhammad Azri (right) as the corporal who had served there.

"At least three people I met confirmed this."

Rafizi said checks have also shown that Papagomo uses the two addresses for mailing.

The PKR director of strategy said he had court documents to back his claims and would not hesitate in releasing them in the future.

The question is - following Wan Muhammad Azri's conviction or suspension - why has he been allowed to hold two identity cards, and also have voting rights, Rafizi asked.

"He may have voted twice in 2008, and if not stopped, he may do that again in 2013. This is something the EC has to answer," he said.

The police and the National Registration Department said Rafizi should also elaborate further on the matter.

Yesterday, N Surendran filed a RM100 million suit on behalf of Anwar Ibrahim against Papagomo after the blogger failed to abide by the letter of demand that was sent to the blogger’s house in Taman Danau Kota.

Anwar 'friendly with anyone’

Asked about the sex video Papagomo had uploaded yesterday, purportedly of a man resembling Anwar, Rafizi said the opposition leader "is friendly with anyone and such images of him can be abused".

NONE"It is not difficult to do that and even I can ask someone to do it (abuse images) on anyone here,” he said.

But what was important, Rafizi (left)added, was to check with the EC on this matter of voter discrepancy.

He claimed that PKR would not get any reply if it were to check with NRD and police.

Malaysiakini is contacting Papagomo to seek verification on Rafizi’s allegations - if indeed he possesses two ICs and if he is a registered voter in two constituencies. 

Meanwhile, during the press conference, Rafizi also engaged in a verbal exchange with a journalist from Agenda Daily.

This occurred after the female journalist asked why Anwar had chosen to file a suit against Papagomo this time, but not previously when another video, purportedly of Anwar with a woman, was also put up on the same blog and which was also screened by the notorious Datuk T trio.

To this, Rafizi curtly replied that the legal action may also include the earlier video.

However, when the same journalist was about to ask another question, Rafizi asked where the reporter was from.

Upon hearing her reply, Rafizi told her to concentrate on asking questions pertaining to the EC and voter discrepancies, instead of focusing on other matters.

He proceeded to field questions from other reporters while refusing to answer any subsequent question from the Agenda Daily reporter.

When she asked how PKR intended to practise freedom of the press that it championed, Rafizi said he had already answered her earlier question and threatened to call security to evict her from the PKR office.

She was permitted to remain after this, and further exchanges between the two took place as the press conference concluded.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A state of Trance

"Perhaps a very controversial piece as its been brewing in my head for some time now."

Mamat's Best work so far
                 Music, notes and rhythm that has the power to entrance the listener and times make them forget and makes them as if lulled by it. For since the dawn of time, music has been the art form to kindle the soul of the humans, over time it evolved into somewhat of a force or a weapon of persuasion. In earlier times, Elvis and Beatles was considered "devil music" by the older aged while cherished and idolize by the younger ones, even in Malaysia, the age of "Rock Kapak" saw a massive crackdown and headaches for the older people when their kids were in the state of rock.

                 Watching "rock oo" recently, reminded me of the age that has gone by, as one of those that had tight jeans, sang in bands at jamming studios, i could certainly relate to the movie. I daresay that it is the best movie as yet by the director, the uninhabited script and the superb acting by the cast, its no wonder that this movie gathered such a huge boxoffice collection. With its somewhat cliche ending, its a true delight to watch our malaysian director coming into and actually focusing on issues that are usually swept under the carpet.
Another movie to watch is "Juvana" Although many critics came hard at the picture but i say that it is a really good piece and the best actor should go to villan "Lan Todak" in the movie as he really made the character shine. We have never thought of the kids in juvenile as it is un comfortable therefore we simply refuse to think about it, the movie handles and pumps this right into our face and we such take heed and address the issues, unless we want more thrown babies, more rempits and more punks.

15000 people..truly a sight to see
                 The recent ASOT and FHFA was just conclude in sepang "hence the title of this piece", being there with over 15,000 people, made me impress of the progression that we have made as malaysians, this would have never happen with an UMNO minister but wuth an MCA minister, you can see that she takes a direct approach and is in touch with a new direction for bringing in new toursit segments to Malaysia. With her own team and bureau, MYCEB, Ng Yen Yen breaks the norm and pushes tourism to a new direction. Without the normal government chains in Toursim Ministry or TDC  that binds them, MYCBE has brought rave dance parties in the last two years and a number of events that would usually not seen the light of day in Malaysia. Not limited to dance, they brought in J LO and other concerts and also sporting events that all caters to a diffrent crowd segment. The question is that the organizer is the same people and the sound providers are also of the same company, "Crony" perhaps? but sponsoring millions of tax payers money, i wonder what is the true line or target that they are looking at. Having the event in Sepang KL, of course drives the crowd there but isnt KL already packed as it is? and are really ready to be like tomorrow land? our drive to bring this dance act, is it at the cost of our youth? remember that Japan ahad a similar problem when they moved to fast and their youth lost all sense of values. As i was in the crowd that night, 3 out of every crowd of 6 was Malay, 3 chinese and 3 indians with 1 Mat saleh, looking at our local malaysian's dressing to all most nothing, making out in public, drinking and smoking weed while some where under ectasy is really distrubing, the ambulance was running almost every minute, if i didnt know better, with the sirens blaring every 10 minutes or so, i would say i was in lahad datu. All in all, it was a good event but the organizers are already slacking, the registration was bad, the parking was mis managed and the logistics of it all TERRIBLE. it was far better during "Thirst" but what can you expect from a malay organizer, son of a millionaire, as usual first time good and soon after they slack.

They should have brought this guy in sooner
            The biggest news of the year surely has to be the lahad datu issue. I mean with Najib being on such hot sup, how could they bungle the issue? If it was USA, it could have been spined at Najib and his boys would have looked as heroes but yet they simply look like some deer that caught in the headlights of a incoming truck, "A State of Trace" perhaps? Malaysians are far from stupid, all the issues of corruption by PR that is being used by BN is merely a tip of the iceberg of the scandals that has been done by BN. I asked a good friend of which party will he vote? BN he said and i just asked Why do you vote simply because of a party? Yes BN has done good in the years but lets not forget of the harm and damage they have done as well, why cant we have a choice? if Najib is truly gonna reform than do it right, he dodges issues and simply ignore the fact that his term is over, similar to the coup in perak, they just simply do what they want and yells on "Malay rights" or Protect the Malay. How are they doing that? in between all the shady deals, our people are violated and land are invaded "Lahad Datu", our youth are corrupted- look at the high numbers of unwed mothers and thrown babies, the number drug addicts and crime rate that is soaring. With events such as ASOT where "Malays" are exposed to the western culutre, where is this "Protect the malay" mantra? Where thugs of BN throw bricks, torches oppsistion offices, attack elected representative and all the while our goverment sits there doing NOTHING. how is it that blind BN supportes cannot see? are we to condone this acts of thuggy simply because they are the ruling goverment? send this thugs to sabah, least there is cause for them there. The weird part is that, this thugs carried and wore BN and UMNO logos, and still KJ as youth head, Najib as UMNO head simply make dunno, as if its ok, they are my people. again "A State of Trace" All my talks with BN politicly linked people, seems they are confident of winning the election and as such is already planning who is gonna get what contract, like i said "A STATE OF TRACE" while the grassroots are being lulled by Anwar and his gang, BN is in a world of thier own, a gathering of Kedah boys with Tun M and his son gathered abt 4000 people in Bukit Jalil, and words from Mukhriz camp "Its a success, look at the numbers" perhaps someone should tell the poor joker that Anwar and his gang gathered 10,000 people in a taman surau in a diffrent state merely hours before. Wake up boys, or you will wake up in a nightmare.
Old Ghost coming back
Who is gonna walk and who is gonna run?

        As elections draws near, Najib should look into his bag and find treasures or weapons to counter PR, for in speaking and getting grassroots support, BN has NONE. everyone is on silent mode, they simply vibrate only, while PR unleashes all of their top speakers and hits the ground, campaigning and keeping the Malaysian public- IN A STATE OF TRACE.