Sunday, January 21, 2018

Malaysians who fought for Malaya-Malaysia

Star Online - For the love of country by Wong Chun Wai (in full):

MUSLIM cleric Ismail Mina Ahmad is clearly ignorant of the country’s history, especially the period when we fought communist insurgents. He either doesn’t know about the past, is pretending not to know, or is attempting to rewrite history.

Recently, he said that only the Malays had battled British colonists, Japanese occupiers and the communists.

He has now claimed he was misquoted by the press, insisting his statements were deliberately manipulated by the liberal media “to create chaos in the (general) community”.

Ismail said that the issue he highlighted depicts how Bintang Tiga (Malayan People’s Anti-Japanese Army, aka the communists) killed many Malays, especially during the immediate aftermath of World War II.

The ustaz clarified that the mention of Malays defending our country was “taken out of context” by two reporters covering the event on Jan 13. It’s a wonder how a pair of journalists from different media companies could get it wrong, as he claimed.

And this is precisely the point where history lessons are required, not just for Ismail, but for Malaysians in general as well.

As chairman of the Ummah umbrella group for Muslim organisations, what he says certainly matters, and this is where his reported rhetoric and ignorance is deeply distressing.

I believe I can offer an educated opinion on this issue since I studied history while at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, where I spent time researching the Emergency period from 1948 to 1960.

Let’s start with the basic facts: the Malayan People’s Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) or Bintang Tiga, mainly comprised Chinese. It shouldn’t be surprising as the Chinese suffered the most at the hands of the Japanese during the war.

Bintang Tiga, as the name suggests, supposedly represented the three main races – Chinese, Malays and Indians – but it clearly was about the Red Star, or communists.

They were not freedom fighters. The MPAJA was a front for the communists.

There were other left-wing Malay organisations which were “facades” for The Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), such as the Malay Nationalist Party and Revolutionary Malay Nationalist Party.

The communists even went to the extent of creating Parti Persaudaraan Islam – Paperi – to carry out activities with religious leanings.

Also, CPM, which the MPAJA evolved into, had Malay leaders such as Abdullah CD, Shamsiah Fakeh, Suriani Abdullah, Abu Samah Mohd Kassim, Musa Ahmad, Ibrahim Mohamed and Rashid Maidin, who all held top posts.

Not all CPM members were poor though. Its richest was William Kuok, the brother of tycoon Robert Kuok who was head of CPM’s propaganda division. He was killed in 1952.

It is also well known that the non-Malays resisted the communists. Many paid with their lives, including family members who were killed because their fathers or brothers were either in the police or army.

This is all well documented and any history student well versed with the Emergency period and CPM will know that this is basic information. It’s not news, except maybe to people like Ismail.

But many young Malaysians, and perhaps even older ones, too, like Ismail, might not know one name which was instrumental in combating the CPM.

The late Tan Sri Dr CC Too was the country’s mastermind in the uprising against the CPM.

He was, in fact, regarded as one of the world’s top experts in psychological warfare and counter-insurgency.

Until Chin Peng’s escape to China, the late CPM leader “had been at the receiving end of CC Too’s sharp and keen ideological foil”, in the words of an author.

In the book The Story Of A Psy-Warrior: Tan Sri Dr CC Too, Lim Cheng Leng, a former senior Special Branch officer who crossed swords with the CPM, wrote: “Too could read the Communist mind like a communist, owing to his early exposure to some of the leading comrades who had come to town following the Japanese surrender in 1945.”

And while late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew claimed credit for fending off the communists in his backyard from 1962 to 1963, it was Too who, in fact, provided him with a copy of the communists’ master plan in Singapore.

Too’s contributions would have remained lost in the mists of time had he not revealed his exploits in a news article in 1989.

Author Lim was an eye witness of the proceedings and was briefed about the Singapore mission, where he was given detailed notes.

In short, Too helped save the Singaporean PM and the PAP government from being toppled by the communists.

I had the honour of meeting the late Aloysius Chin, who was senior assistant commissioner of Police Deputy Director of Special Branch (Operations).

He was in the police force for 38 years, 30 of which were spent in the Special Branch studying and thwarting the communists.

His book, The Communist Party of Malaya: The Inside Story, bears testimony to the role Malaysians of all races played in the war against the CPM.

Surely, a man like Ismail, at his age, would recall the assassination of Perak Chief Police Officer Tan Sri Koo Chong Kong. There was also the plot to kill Singapore Commissioner of Police, Tan Sri Tan Teik Khim.

The violence knew no boundaries, and even a Chinese clerk attached to the Special Branch in Kuala Lumpur was shot at because he was mistaken for an officer.

One incident which detailed the cruelty of the communists was the murder of the pregnant wife of a Chinese Special Branch officer on Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, just as the couple were walking out of a restaurant.

The CPM’s hatred was largely directed at Chinese policemen who were regarded as “running dogs”, as far as Chin Peng was concerned.

The party feared these brave and dedicated law enforcers because many of them sacrificed their lives for the nation in their attempt to infiltrate the movement, going as far as to disguise themselves as communists in the jungle.

It would have been impossible for Malay policemen to pose as CPM fighters even if there were senior Malay party leaders because of the predominantly Chinese makeup of the guerrillas.

Reports revealed that between 1974 and 1978 alone, at least 23 Chinese SB officers were gunned down by the CPM, with thousands more Chinese civilians perishing throughout the Emergency period.

According to the late Dr Cheah Boon Kheng, an authority on CPM, “during the Emergency (1948-60), security forces lost 1,865 men, with 2,560 personnel wounded. Civilian casualties were heavier – 4,000 killed or wounded and 800 missing. The communist side reported that over 6,000 died, 3,000 surrendered and 1,286 were captured. In 1952, the worst year for police casualties, 350 policemen of all ranks, races and branches lost their lives in action”.

It should be noted that the MPAJA embarked on a reign of terror when the Japanese occupation ended.

Dr Cheah, in his book Red Star Over Malaya, wrote that one source told him that “about 70% of small towns and villages throughout the peninsula fell into guerrilla hands”.

The lawlessness which prevailed in Malay villages, with the emergence of armed Chinese communist guerrillas, fuelled racial tension which eventually exploded into well-recorded clashes – incidents chronicled in the book.

In my research on how Malaysians of all races sacrificed for the country, one of the saddest news articles I stumbled upon – published in 1976 – was about Captain Hardev Singh of the 6th Malaysian Infantry Brigade.

He was killed in an ambush in Kota Ayer near the Thai border. Four others were also killed.

Hardev was just 25 years old when he died. He was shot more than 10 times by the communists. However, what saddened me most was the revelation that he was looking forward to celebrating his first wedding anniversary.

There are many names which need to be cited in our history books. And if we don’t, we breed contempt and plain ignorance.


(1) Why Chinese did NOT fight for a NON-existent Malay.

Chinese M'sians, too, have died for one Malaysia.

(3) I wish to remain a Malaysian - KTemoc replies Kadir Jasin.

Spirit of UMNO lives in Pribumi

Once again, Pakatan has allowed newcomer Mahathir's Pribumi to take the lion's share of state seats in Johor.

Azmin Ali must be fuming considering PKR and Amanah came out last in the seats allocation with only 12 each, while Pribumi grabs 18 and the DAP 14.

Mahathir has not only been designated as Pakatan's PM-to-be but has hijacked Pakatan for his private agenda. The spirit of UMNO lives in Pribumi.

Malaysiakini also reported:

In 2013, the then three-party pact Pakatan Rakyat saw PAS contesting 31 seats, DAP 14, and PKR 12.

Up until the point Bersatu joined Harapan, it was assumed that Amanah, being the offshoot of PAS, would take up all of the Islamist party's seats.

However, the Harapan state seat negotiations in Johor ended with Bersatu taking up most of the seats PAS contested in GE13, with 15, while PKR took another five, leaving Amanah with 11 of its predecessor's seats.

The only gain Amanah made is in Kemelah, which it took from PKR.

Bersatu has also taken three seats that PKR contested. Bersatu gets nine mixed-seats.

Looks like Amanah has lost out again after its Johor Division had earlier boycotted Pakatan get-together when it was allocated only 2 federal seats while newcomer Pribumi sapu 5.

The 9 mixed-seats should ideally go to PKR as that's what the party professes to be, a multiracial party. Why has it gone to Pribumi, a ketuanan Melayu party which no Chinese nor Indian can ever dream of joining?

Indeed Pribumi has truly hijacked Pakatan.  

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Interesting development for Bandar Tun Razak constituency

Bandar Tun Razak federal constituency, with 91,000 registered voters in 2013, was won by Khalid Ibrahim in the last GE. Khalid was then a PKR candidate and he defeated MCA candidate Tan Kok Eng by 11,832 votes.

The 2013 results were a monumental improvement for Khalid Ibrahim from the 2008 GE when he won with just a majority of 2,515.

Anyway in 2013, Khalid won 44,067 votes or 57.02% of the constituency's total in an election turnout of approximately 86%. Obviously very few played mahjong that day, wakakaka.

His MCA competitor Tan Kok Eng obtained 32,235 votes or 41.71% of the lot. There were a couple of kutu candidates, but the majority with which Khalid whisked past the winning post was 11,832. Very comfy for him.

The Bandar Tun Razak constituency was won by Tan Chai Ho (MCA) in 1995, 1999 and 2004. But PKR was victorious in 2008 and 2013 (the latter against new MCA candidate Tan Kok Eng), though today its representative is Khalid Ibrahim but as an Independent.

The voters in the constituency are made up of approximately 54% Malays, 36% Chinese and 8% Indians, the sort of 'ideal' racial mix that former PM Mahathir loved.

That's because if the Malay votes in a constituency were split between UMNO and PAS, the Chinese 7th Calvary would storm in to rescue the man who in 1969 told them in Kota Setar that he didn't need any Chinese votes. Then, the Chinese in an unprecedented voting move, gave their ballots to Yusof Rawa of PAS, a Chinese First in voting for an Islamic Party candidate and also a PAS First in getting massive Chinese support, wakakaka.

alhamdulillah, saya berjaya olih karena cucu Cina 

Since that unpleasant shock in 1969, Mahathir was more circumspect with his words against the bloody Chinese voters, in fact arriving at the conclusion (when he was PM) that those Chinese would be useful as they preferred to vote UMNO than PAS, hence his 'ideal' racial mix for a constituency.

Someone mentioned there were more than 60 of such 'ideal' federal constituencies which since 2008 were eyed hungrily by PAS. But Hadi Awang f**ked up those useful Chinese support, so necessarily vital to his Putrajaya ambitions, when he broke up with Pakatan Harapan. Thus he has to hold back his ambitions in abeyance.

Meanwhile, Najib realising Mahathir's 'ideal' mix constituencies will be fatal for him, has happily seen the EC sardine-ising (packing) 'extra' unhelpful Chinese into already-Chinese dominant constituencies like Tony Pua's Petaling Jaya Utara, 'mysteriously' renamed as Damansara (raising its registered voters from 85,000 to 150,000). We'll come to this shortly.

But local UMNO chief Rizalman Mokhtar informs that UMNO supporters prefer a Malay candidate for the parliamentary seat, thus there is a tussle over which BN component party (UMNO or MCA) will get to contest the seat in the coming GE14.

Bandar Tun Razak's present voters' racial profile, if unchanged, will ensure UMNO loses to a PKR candidate or as Francis Paul Siah wishes for, Mahathir of Pribumi - see my earlier post Aide-de-camp to Captain Mahathir tok-kok.

But Rizalman is confident because he knows that if the EC's sakti-ness works (approved) before the coming general election, about 20,000 Chinese voters would be transferred out of Bandar Tun Razak to one of the Chinese electoral ghettos, namely, Cheras, Bukit Bintang or Seputeh (renamed Sri Petaling).

British ghetto for Chinese

Rizalman pointed out that then the majority of voters then would be Malays. I calculated the new mix as roughly 71% Malays, 17% Chinese and 12% Indians (from its previous 54% Malays, 36% Chinese and 8% Indians) in the Bandar Tun Razak constituency.

Then the MCA will be hard pressed to win against a PKR candidate or Mahathir.

Has Zamihan Mat Zin cursed Mahathir?

From FMT (extracts):

PETALING JAYA: Controversial government preacher Zamihan Mat Zin has launched a thinly-veiled attack on Dr Mahathir Mohamad for making a political comeback, saying that at his age, the former prime minister should instead enrol in a madrasah and spend time in prayer.

kt note: And even during floods, do NOT allow Chinese to enter the madrasha

“When we were in power, we did all sorts of things. We issued statements that hurt the people’s feelings… that took lives of the people. But when others are in charge, we say they are not right, not progressive,” he said in an interview with news portal Watan Online, responding to a question on his thoughts about a certain leader who was making a political comeback.

He said Mahathir should stay out of politics and repent “for all his past mistakes”.

“And do charitable deeds for the hereafter. Stop thinking about politics when you’re old and about to die,” he said in the Facebook Live interview.

Zamihan is an officer with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) but is seconded to the home ministry to carry out programmes for prisoners, including rehabilitation of militant suspects.

kt note: This is another way Jakim is spending RM1 Billion of probably non-halal taxpayers' money, employing an evil man like Zamihan

In October last year, he criticised the Johor sultan’s stand on a Muslim-only laundrette, and made derogatory remarks about the hygiene of Chinese Malaysians. He was arrested and investigated for sedition, and was condemned by both the Johor and Selangor sultans.

The Selangor sultan, in revoking his teaching credentials, called him a racist, while Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar described Zamihan an “empty tin can without any brains”.

In his interview today, Zamihan accused Mahathir of envying those currently in power, adding that it was proof of his bad intention in rejoining politics.

“An old man who had ruled for 22 years should enrol himself in a pondok (religious school), recite the Quran and spend his day remembering God and repenting and asking for forgiveness for past mistakes,” he said.

Zamihan Mat Zin must be a very evil man with oozes of hatred in his heart and veins in cursing an old man as old and about to die.

His repetitive biadab-ness (Johor, PM Najib, Selangor, Mahathir) have gone too far. He should be hauled up and horse-whipped kau kau, and then exiled to Afghanistan to be a toy-boy for the Mujaheddin.

Anina Saadudin concerned about survival of Malay race

Malaysiakini - Vote for the survival of the Malays, urges Anina (extracts):

As the 14th general election looms, former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) member Anina Saadudin has urged the Malays to vote for a party that will ensure the survival of their future generations.

“Now the Malays are split between five parties - Umno, Bersatu, Amanah, PAS and PKR.

“From a big race, we are now split into small groups. This is dangerous for our race. We need to think about the survival of the Malay race (in this country).

The talk among her "supporters" wakakaka may well be :

Indeed, we need to stop those Hokkiens from getting 10% off their Protons. We Malays have never received any discount.

We also need to stop those nons from  getting scholarships when we Malays have never obtained even one.

We must re-write our history books to reflect the true story of only Malays fighting the Japanese and communists.

But most of all, we Malays must fight for our fair share of jobs in the Malaysian Civil Service, Armed Forces, Police, universities and government linked organisations. Our survival as a race is at stake.

The Chinese especially the Hokkiens should be satisfied with their bah-kut-teh, char koay teow, piratised and pirated DVDs, Empat-Ekor and Lim Kit Siang as Mahathir's aide.

But most important of all, as reported by FMT last year in September 2017, Anina Saadudin was concerned about the direction in which Pribumi was heading.

She questioned whether the party was still struggling for the people or had become a platform for those who wanted to keep their political careers alive.

(Pribumi) now has this assumption that those who criticise the party are criticising (party chairman) Dr Mahathir Mohamad and that this is wrong.

“Does this mean that the party is here to struggle for Dr Mahathir instead of the people?”

But I'm not sure which party she wants the Malays to vote for, Pribumi or UMNO?

But since both did NOT want her, she might probably have meant PKR? Wakakaka.

Biting the dog instead

MM Online - Woofing down ‘dog-shaped’ cookies (extracts):

IPOH, Jan 20 ― The coming Year of the Dog is already proving auspicious for part-time baker Liew Kae Xian.

The 33-year-old mother of two, who bakes Chinese New Year goodies in her free time, has seen an unexpected windfall after her dog-shaped cookies began selling like hot cakes.

Liew started making the cookies from her home in Kampung Tawas, Ipoh two weeks ago, and has already seen her sales up by 50 per cent compared to last year.

The bump in sales have been boosted by the canine-inspired cookies, which Liew made specially to commemorate the Year of the Dog.

“It’s gotten to a point where I can barely keep up with orders. In two weeks, I already made 80 containers of dog cookies and there are another 50 orders to go,” she said.

Hard working mum. An exemplary model for diligence.

I wonder whether the biscuits is halal? Wakakaka.

Friday, January 19, 2018


Star Online - New Zealand PM says she’s having a baby (extracts):

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country’s first leader to give birth while in office.

The 37-year-old, who took office in October, said the pregnancy was “unexpected but exciting” for her and partner Clarke Gayford.

“We’re both really happy. We wanted a family but weren’t sure it would happen for us,” she said in a statement.

The charismatic leader enjoyed a meteoric rise last year, winning office just months after taking the helm of the centre-left Labour Party.

Jacinta Arden is so lucky she's not in the Malaysian Parliament because we have a few otak-kotor politicians who like to disparage women, especially on women's feminine characteristics.

Bung Mokhtar Radin
one of UMNO's original 'Bocor-ites'

On 11 May 2007, according to Malaysiakini, Bung Mokhtar Radin and Mohd Said Yusof, both from UMNO, made mind boggling sexist remarks about DAP Fong Po Kuan’s menstrual cycle in Parliament.

Both slimy sexist simians did not deny making the unbelievable comments.

Sadly, no lady MP from BN protested against their unparliamentary intrusive insults. Those BN ladies must have been meditating in elegant silence, probably on Shahrir Samad's dismissal as Chairman of the Backbenchers Club when he supported the DAP's motion to refer (apparently a very powerful) Mohd Said Yusof, MP for Jason, to the Committee of Privileges for the latter's 'close-one-eye' proposal to Customs.

But when Fong, the lady directly insulted by those crude crass comments called for a motion under the Standing Order 26 (1P) to refer the two BN MPs to the Committee of Privileges, predictably Speaker Ramli Ngah Talib dismissed the motion.

Is there no shame in that Monkey House? (apologies to all real simians, not those wannabes)

Malaysiakini reported:

Fong expressed her regret over the decision: “I feel sad that no BN woman MP in the Dewan just now voiced their objection to the comments that were insulting to all women.”

DAP MP Teresa Kok said the matter was not new:

“Each time a gender sensitive issue comes out … each time derogatory remarks were made against women, there is no action taken by the speaker.”

Lim said, “The Kinabatangan MP (Mokhtar) behaved as though he has no mother, or daughters or sisters. And the BN can thump unashamedly at the rejection of the motion on technical ground.”

What is done with RM1 Billion per annum?

MM online - Jakim to ‘officially verify’ Nur Sajat’s gender in one-month process, says LGBT rehab rep (extracts):

On Tuesday, Mohd Izwan Md Yusof from Jakim met Nur Sajat and her parents at her office after requesting for a meeting to 'know her better' amid public speculation over her gender. — Photo via Instagram/Nur Sajat02

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — A federal Islamic officer insisted today that celebrity entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman needs to undergo a lengthy process in order for authorities to officially verify her gender.

On his Facebook profile, Mohd Izwan Md Yusof from Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) said the agency will only announce Nur Sajat’s gender after the process is completed and verified by a Shariah research expert panel.

Mohd Izwan Md Yusof

“We wish to clarify that we agree to several processes that Sajat must go through to officially verify her identity.

“This process will take a long time since it involves many parties. It is expected to take one month at minimum,” said Izwan, a senior assistant director in Jakim’s family, social and community development division.

Izwan was responsible for a controversial Jakim video on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) last year, where it likened sexual orientation to horse-riding, claiming that when someone realises that he has “different” orientation from others and wishes to change that orientation, he should receive extensive training and guidance. [...]

Izwan’s open letter to Nur Sajat came after a viral video by Papagomo, the controversial blogger who has in the past faced police action for spreading unverified news, showing him calling minister in charge of Islamic affairs Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom to complain about her gender identity.

Papagomo, whose real name is Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, had accused Nur Sajat of being a trans woman.

This is what an organisation with RM1 Billion per annum does.

This is how JAKIM responded to allegations by Papagomo, the controversial blogger who has in the past faced police action for spreading unverified news.

This is how your tax money of RM1 Billion is being f**king spent.

T'aam Sim (Tamak sangat)

From Malaysiakini (extracts on stalled Pakatan seat negotiations in Selangor):

It was reported by The Malaysian Insight which quoted sources that at least four PAS' representatives in Selangor may cross over to Harapan.

Their move, however, is being actively blocked by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang which resulted in the Selangor government terminating Selangor PAS lawmakers' allocation last year.

Another highly-placed source said Azmin, who is Selangor menteri besar. should have been the one to call for the seat negotiations meeting.

"There were only two meetings held in September and October last year. And how about the other states? Well, they have meetings on a weekly or biweekly basis," said the source.

"He (Azmin) chose to rope in this faction of PAS because they listened to him," said the source.

He claimed that Bersatu, Amanah and DAP, which had discussed the Selangor seat allocation among themselves, have made progress during their informal talks.

Meanwhile, Abdul Rashid said Selangor Harapan's initial agreement was to give the12 Umno seats to Bersatu to contest while the state seats won by PAS would be contested by Amanah.

"On the seats held by PAS, Amanah agreed that Bersatu would be given some seats to contest. There is no problem between us. But PKR wants to take some of the PAS seats and Umno seats as well," he said.

He said PKR wanted to contest the Umno-held seats as it claimed Bersatu had 'no strength' in Selangor.

"Well, we have almost 20,000 members in Selangor. We have enough to mobilise the election campaign too," said Abdul Rashid.

When contacted, Selangor DAP chief Tony Pua confirmed the Selangor seat negotiations have yet to begin.

PKR has always shown its greedy nature, which it demonstrated disgustingly in two consecutive Sarawak state elections. It grabbed humongous number of state seats in the Sarawak state elections, and in the second one even reneged on a deal with DAP and sabotaged the Rocket Party, but still ended up winning less than the DAP.

That's its sore point, being always second to the DAP.

Federally, it now has the most number of seats allocated amongst Pakatan members, with 51 in Peninsular (Pribumi 52) and several others in Sabah and Sarawak (Pribumi 0).

It wants desperately to be primus inter pares or 'first among equals', as UMNO has always been in Perikatan and Barisan Nasional. PKR being a clone of UMNO still carries that ketuanan DNA.

But fate, nasib, kismet, karma ensure it remains second to the DAP, wakakaka. Even in Selangor it has less seats than both PAS and DAP, yet it merajuk until it gets the B position.

While Azmin Ali has great potential in becoming Pakatan PM-designate he, unlike Anwar Ibrahim, lacks the big picture vision, often descending into the Machiavellian gutter to be calculative and very mean.

Now, he's encouraging Selangor PAS ADUN to froggy-jump over to PKR. Thus he refuses to countenance the agreed allocation of all PAS-contested seats in the state to Amanah and UMNO-contested seats to Pribumi. If he has his ways he will sapu DAP blue ribbon seats as well, wakakaka.

Cina kata: T'aam Sim (Tamak sangat).

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kutu parties mushrooming

We know that PSM is facing immense difficulties with Pakatan acceding to its requests. And the reason is that Pakatan wants those seats PSM has earmarked because Pakatan won them in the 2013 GE. Yet PSM doesn't want Pakatan to kacau it in Sungai Siput. I am not sure how Dr Jeya is going to handle this dilemma.

But what has happened to Hindraf and its boss Waythamoorthy? And his brother Uthayakumar and his HRP party?

Uthayakumar (l), Waytha (r) 

And on the other side, myPPP?

Kayveas, myPPP party president
he had foresight knowing his party myPPP was dying thus some years back he wanted to merge with Gerakan but the late Lim Keng Yaik podah him

We would expect kutu parties to disappear but au contraire they keep popping up like MIRA, which is pro Mahathir, and now we hear 200 PKR members from its Jelutong branch in Penang has left to join the newly formed Malaysian United Party (MUP).

Rajaretinam claimed that Mira could swing 25 of 38 Barisan Nasional-held seats in the Opposition's favour


I have never heard of MUP until now. I'm not sure of its affiliation but it is a Penang-based party which has recently demanded the Penang state government hand over the infamous 50-Love Lane, former headquarters of the Ghee Hin triad society. Thus I suspect it's affiliated with the Gerakan Party, more so when its membership is mainly Chinese.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

MM Online - Lepas tangkap khalwat, penguatkuasa rogol gadis:

BEAUFORT, 16 Jan — Seorang gadis bawah umur yang ditangkap khalwat, dirogol seorang penguat kuasa agama selepas memperdaya mangsa.

"Imam," 50 tahun, berjanji menguruskan dokumen perkahwinan selepas mangsa, 14 tahun, dan pasangannya ditangkap khalwat 16 Disember lepas.

Suspek ke rumah mangsa pada 29 Disember lalu dan mengajaknya menguruskan dokumen dengan ditemani adik lelaki gadis tersebut, lapor Harian Metro.

Mangsa diminta mendaftar masuk ke sebuah hotel di sini untuk mengisi borang nikah manakala adiknya menunggu di sebuah restoran.

"Suspek kemudian masuk ke dalam bilik hotel lalu memujuk rayu mangsa sebelum merogolnya," kata sumber portal itu.

Suspek mengulangi perbuatannya di hotel sama pada 3 Januari lalu, sebelum aduan dibuat keluarga mangsa semalam dan tangkapan dibuat pada hari sama.

Pesuruhjaya polis Sabah Datuk Ramli Din mengesahkan tangkapan. Kes disiasat bawah Seksyen 376 Kanun Keseksaan kerana merogol.

My post title 'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' is literally translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?"

As I have often written before, the imams and religious departments have too much sex on their mind, thus it's hardly surprising such a thing invariably happens. Never leave women, especially your wife or daughter alone with such a person of quasi-authority who pretends to talk with the voice of god

Malaysian faces Islamisation danger

TMI - Islamisation will tear Malaysia apart, says Marina Mahathir (extracts):

Malaysia is on a slippery slope if the nation carries on with its Islamisation agenda, which will not only divide society, but also promote violence, said Marina Mahathir.

Citing a recent example of a man slapping a Muslim woman for not wearing a headscarf in public, the socio-political activist said Islamisation is not going to be positive or healthy for the nation.

“What could possibly have given the man the idea that he is entitled to harangue and slap a Muslim woman for not wearing a tudung as happened recently in Penang,” she said at a book launch at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall last night.

The footage of a man slapping a woman for allegedly not wearing a headscarf some two weeks ago went viral on social media.

The man had singled out one of the women seated at a bus stop believed to be in Penang and questioned her about her religion and the way she was dressed. He then slapped the woman in the face.

Touching on the book she launched last night, Illusions of Democracy, Marina said the publication provided “empirical back-up” to her stand on the Islamisation of Malaysia because “it is another form of colonisation, a concept that has never been known to being non-violent”.

“Whether it is the growing numbers of modest fashion of family cosmetics to the denunciation of any friendly overture to people of other faiths, to the demonisation of anyone that does not fit into one’s official interpretation of Islam, all of these have proven not only to be divisive in our society but has led to inevitable violence,” she said.

She also commented on a statement by “a former educator” who said minorities should not be given scholarships, and also questioned “a political party leader” for suggesting a Muslim-only cabinet.

At the Rise of the ummah convention recently, Raof Husin, a former education officer said Putrajaya was constitutionally bound to limit study aids to Bumiputeras.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said last year only Muslims will occupy decision-making roles in the Islamist party’s cabinet.

“If you didn’t know better, wouldn’t you think that Isis (Islamic State) had said these things?

“And yet in our enthusiasm to fight terrorism in this country, some people become confused,” Marina said.

Just a wee explanation before I start my discussion on Marina Mahathir. The term 'Islamisation' does NOT meant the religion Islam per se. Wikipedia tells us that 'In contemporary usage, it may refer to the perceived imposition of an Islamist social and political system on a society with an indigenously different social and political background.'

In other words, it's akin to PAS' intention to go full compliance with syariah laws (meaning the abolishing of the civil courts and thus civil laws) and the Arabisation of Malays.

I have always considered Marina as my blogging friend, much as I have criticised her father - I wonder whether she still considers me as a friend?

I have admired her since the days of her incredible work and leadership in the Malaysian AID Foundation. By the way, she was awarded UN Person of The Year in 2010 for her volunteer work in combating HIV/AIDS.

She's wonderful, compassionate and caring, quite unlike her dad who she loves very much, and for which she has my utmost admiration as a fine example of a filial Asian child.

She should be made Pakatan's PM-designate, not her dad.

Dirgahayu Marina Mahathir.

Ozzie uni graduates as waiters

Malaysiakini - Dr M: Shameful for graduates to end up selling nasi lemak (extracts):

It is shameful for graduates to resort to selling nasi lemak, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in a talk.

"We cannot be proud if graduates become Uber drivers or sell nasi lemak. They do this to support their income.

"They are trained (in universities), so they should make use of their knowledge and competency. They resort to selling nasi lemak because they can't get a job," he said during his weekly "Policy Talk" show, which was aired live on Facebook today.

My Uncles told me that during their time, Indian universities, by their hundreds, if not thousands, were scoffed at for their chowkana (dodgy) standards.

Some Indian mates also related to my Uncles that quite a few Indian medical colleges had "professional patients" who were actual patients with a variety of illness, diseases etc, and who were used by the colleges as "examination models" to test the acquired learning of the medical students. Those "professional patients" were so professional they sold their medical conditions to some students (who could afford their fees) before the practical examinations so those students could end up as "brilliant" examinees, wakakaka.

Guess what sort of employment they found in Malaya, then Malaysia?

During the years I was in Australia I wasn't aware of the mushrooming universities in Malaysia, where invariably standards would drop to cope with rapid expansion to meet increasing demands for university places.

Who knows whether they might have now approximated the status of Indian universities during my Uncles' days, but from what I heard and read, the standards of Malaysian universities today have been disappointing.

The hapless graduates now bear the consequences of questionable reputation of their respective universities. Apart from the fluctuating scarcity of employment for graduates, a worldwide phenomenon, a graduate from a less reputable university will find it difficult to source employment opportunities.

When there is no suitable employment, the graduate must keep busy, thus jobs like selling nasi lemak and driving Uber-taxis should not be frowned upon. Graduates in Australia, UK and the USA do the same, where I have been served food by university graduates at restaurants. I know of several university graduates who worked at retail shops for a couple of years before they found better employment.

Mahathir should remember that not everyone is fortunate to have rich parents or grandparents. Or to have attended overseas universities like Harvard, Yale and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, or a Japanese university.

Those Malaysian university graduates who sell nasi lemak or drive under Uber (and such likes) have been commendable in their diligence. Mahathir might not be proud of them, where once upon a time (his time) university graduates were treated like Tuan orang putih and were made District Officers, officers in government departments or magistrates (yes, university graduates without law degrees were made magistrates).

But I believe many Malaysians are glad and proud of hardworking Malaysian graduates who aren't afraid or ashamed to use their hands to toil until better opportunities arise.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Three taboos

MM Online - Mahfuz apologises for remarks on Pahang sultan (extracts)

Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar apologised today to the Pahang palace over his remarks on the state ruler’s bedridden state, but insisted he did not mean any offence.

“I apologise to the Pahang palace if my speech was seen as offensive by the palace.

“I had no intention to court the wrath of the palace, I am not insulting (the sultan),” Mahfuz told Malaysiakini.

The apology came after Pahang Crown Prince Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah advised Mahfuz on “speaking out of turn” about someone older than him.

“If you listen to my speech, what I brought up was the issue that age was not an obstacle for someone to be a leader or a chief.

“Age is no barrier. If the Pahang sultan can be a sultan, there is no problem for others (to be leaders as well),” Mahfuz was quoted saying in Malaysiakini.

Too late, the harm has been done. The more he protests the worse the accusations (even if untrue) will be perceived as truer.

Personally I've no doubt Mahfuz did NOT mean to insult HRH Sultan Pahang but with the current pre-election political war in Malaysia, things said by politicians have a way of getting distorted, misrepresented or if true, exaggerated.

Mahfuz has found himself in deep shit just for referring to HRH, regardless of what he might have said or not said. The person to learn from on royalty would be Azmin Ali who has a slick suave smooth nifty way of getting around the rulers.

In Malaysia, especially for politicians, there are three issues not to meddle around with even in times of normalcy (non-election campaign period), these being the three R's of royalty, religion and race, unless you're an endorsed a$$h@l* like Ismail Mina.

Yes, no Chinese politician will survive if he is careless on what he/she says vis-a-vis these three taboos, which could be why DAP and PKR have been extraordinarily silent on the ravings of Ismail Mina. At least Mahfuz is a Malay.

One reason why I had to migrate to Australia to seek a new job after I left my bloody good one in KL was the accusations of me as an anti-Malay racist. Then I knew my career in that old wonderful job (and even in Malaysia) was kaput.

In those days we hadn't heard of 'fake news' but the person who fabricated the 'fake' fib (of me being an anti-Malay racist) was a Chinese in my department. He was damn jealous of my progress and did the hatchet job on me. Yes, he 'fixed' me three times, twice in my department and once in my club. He didn't have any scruples inventing bullshit about me and lying through his teeth.

Though many of my Malay mates stood up for me and challenged those accusations, it was too late. The BIG boss (not my immediate one who loved me) came to know about it and I was history, regardless of my Malay supporters. While I wasn't sacked or reprimanded I knew it was time to saddle up and ride into the sunset.

Remember, race, religion and royalty - even lies about them can kill you and your career.