Friday, April 28, 2017

Why Mahathir hates AAB

Continuing my leisurely perusal of Rehman Rashid's Peninsula: A story of Malaysia, I came to its page 20 of its 2nd edition (2016), and read the following (reproduced in parts here):


Mahathir cast about for someone to succeed him, settling as though by default on Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

A
lthough ..... I have little doubt that the main factor in Mahathir's decision was Pak Lah's antipathy for Anwar ..... If nothing else, Mahathir felt reasonably sure Abdullah would not, in some fit of reconciliatory euphoria, offer Anwar amnesty from the charges levelled against him.


Prior to all the above, AAB had confided to friends that Anwar was not brought up or had grown within UMNO and was merely bud-grafted into the party.

Of course we know that Mahathir was the man who had had Anwar parachuted into UMNO where 'twas said he feared Anwar becoming PAS president (as was envisaged and planned for by the late PAS president Fadzil Noor) and becoming a real threat to UMNO.

Who knows, Hadi Awang was probably pissed off with Fadzil selecting Anwar as his political heir (as president of PAS), wakakaka, hence Hadi Awang's silent animosity towards Anwar even up to today.

Did AAB mean that Anwar being bud-grafted into UMNO would lack the UMNO values including inclusiveness in sharing spoils a la kongsi bersama2? Wakakaka.

At that time when Anwar was on a meteoric rise, it was rumoured his faction in UMNO was feral, ferocious and f**king-grab-it-all in their attitude towards the UMNO's gravy train. Thus his faction upset and was feared by other UMNO factions, leading them to sharpen their knives and further poison their santau (wakakaka) for Mr Manmanlai.

AAB was chosen not so much because Mahathir felt he could easily manipulate the former civil servant (but there was that too) but more because he had believed AAB would not free his bete noire Anwar.


If that was Mahathir's principal consideration in selecting AAB, then the old man must have hated Anwar with a deep deep deep vengeance to rival the Marina Trench. Yes, let's not forget that Anwar was the man who had the effrontery to stage a coup d'etat against his mentor in 1998, wakakaka.

But guess what?

In 2004, just a year into AAB's term, the court overturned the sodomy charges against Anwar on technicalities and freed him on 02 September that year.

That must have driven Mahathir round the bend.

Obviously the old man must have had a whiff of what was going to happen well ahead because he was already undermining AAB even as his first (wakakaka) successor stepped into office, saying AAB had betrayed their 'gentlemen's agreement' in which the successor (the first one of Mahathir's preposterously claimed two successors, wakakaka) would not alter courses Mahathir had set.

How brazenly preposterous to assert his (Mahathir's) policies would remain set in concrete even with a new PM. But then he was used to having his dictatorial ways for 22 years and which must have led him to believe he was the Imperial Emperor of Malaysia.

But was one of their agreements NOT to ever free Anwar until he finished his imprisonment?

In the end, because Mahathir ferociously campaigned against and thus undermined Pak Lah, much to Pakatan's delight, UMNO lost 5 states and its 2/3 federal parliamentary majority in 2008.

Yet UMNO was silly enough to subsequently (after AAB's regsination) accept such a person back into the party like a conquering hero while delegating the real compassionate and just hero AAB to the backwaters.

But Pak Lah did not stop there. Post 2008 GE Pak Lah reshuffled his cabinet to include Zaid Ibrahim as de facto Law Minister. Zaid then called for the government to apologise to former Lord president Salleh Abas who was sacked by the Agong on advice of Mahathir.


Guess how Mahathir must have been jumping up and down in rage in his home, wakakaka.

Wikipedia informs us about Mahathir's draconian treatment of an up-righteous judge, one of Malaysia's finest:

In 1988, Tun Salleh Abas was brought before a tribunal convened by the then Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad on the grounds of misconduct. The tribunal was chaired by Tun Hamid Omar.

In response to the tribunal, Tun Salleh Abas filed a suit in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur to challenge the constitutionality of the tribunal. While proceeding with the suit, Tun Salleh Abas applied for an interim stay against the tribunal until 4 July 1988. The request was denied.

Later however, five judges of the Supreme Court convened and granted Tun Salleh Abas an interlocutory order against the tribunal. Upon receiving the order, Tun Salleh Abas' solicitors proceed to the Parliament to present the chairman of the tribunal the interlocutory order. The gate leading to the Parliament however was locked* and Tun Salleh Abas' representative had to call in the police to be guaranteed a passage into the Parliament. Eventually, the order was presented to the tribunal chairman.

* wakakaka, a known Malaysian tactic which was demonstrated in Sabah in 1994. Anwar was then BN director of elections in that state


Soon after, the five judges were suspended. The judges were Tan Sri Azmi Kamaruddin, Tan Sri Eusoffe Abdoolcader, Tan Sri Wan Hamzah Mohamed Salleh, Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh and Datuk George Seah.

This effectively suspended the Supreme Court. With the Supreme Court suspended, the challenge toward the legality of the tribunal could not be heard. The tribunal later removed Tun Salleh Abas from his office. Tan Sri Wan Sulaiman and Datuk George Seah were also removed from office. The other three judges were later reinstated.

The irregular dismissal of Tun Salleh Abas led the Bar Council of Malaysia refusing to recognise the new Lord President. Around the same time, the Federal Constitution was amended to divest the courts of the "judicial power of the Federation", granting them instead such judicial powers as Parliament might grant them.

Legacy

A major critic to Mahathir's actions include Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. In a New York Times article, he was said to be "disgusted" at the actions. His views however were criticised by the then Education Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, who claimed that the Tunku was ″a grand old man who has done his bit.″


Mahathir's supporters insisted that it had liberated the Malaysian judiciary from a colonial mindset.

The sacking of several justices was justified by claims that these judges had been abusing public funds for their personal expenses — such as the purchase of luxury furniture from Italy. It was also claimed that the sackings had eliminated deadwood and improved efficiency in the courts, as evinced by a reduction in their backlog.

But there was no forgiveness for Mahathir despite de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim calling for the government to apologise to former Lord president Salleh Abas. Wikipedia reports:

Zaid's proposal was criticised by former Bar president Param Cumaraswamy, who insisted that Mahathir's administration, not Abdullah's, should assume responsibility:


"Those who perpetrated the transgressions are still alive and they must be called to account for their conduct and seek forgiveness from the six valiant judges, their families and Malaysians generally for the sacrilege committed to the temple of independent justice."

kaytee's comments: Fat hopes Param when he won't even apologise to Anwar recently.

He also proposed that the government compensate the three sacked judges since "reinstatement of the three dismissed is no longer possible."

Karpal Singh, lawyer and opposition member of Parliament, agreed: "Calling for the present administration to apologise is not a step in (the) right direction. It is not the present administration that convened those tribunals." 

Instead, Karpal suggested that a Royal Commission be set up. A few days later, The Malaysian Insider, a news website, reported that the Cabinet was critical of the proposal, citing the potential for legal liability if the government admitted wrongdoing. Zaid said that the proposal was still being considered, and that "we have to wait."

In April 2008, at a dinner with 600 members of the Bar and leaders from the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition, Abdullah acknowledged the impact of the crisis:

To a large extent, the events of 1988 have fueled much of the disagreement on how to move on. ... I can say with a clear conscience that I abided and will continue to abide by the principle of separation of powers, leaving the matter of justice to the judiciary. And yet the legacy of 1988 haunts us until today. ... For many, the events of 1988 were an upheaval of the nation's judicial system. Rightly or wrongly, many disputed both the legality and morality of the related proceedings. For me, personally, I feel it was a time of crisis from which the nation never fully recovered.


He then announced that the government would make ex gratia goodwill payments to the sacked and suspended judges: 

"I do not presume to equate your contribution, pain and loss with mere currency but I hope you could accept this as a heartfelt and sincere gesture to mend what had been."

However, he refused to explicitly apologise for the events of 1988 or otherwise review them, saying it would "prolong the sense of crisis". 

Abdullah also announced his intention to set up a judicial appointments commission as part of his plans to reform the judicial system. Two of the six judges involved in the 1988 crisis — Tun Salleh Abas and Azmi Kamaruddin — and the families of the other four were present.

Zaid welcomed Abdullah's announcement in spite of the lack of a formal apology, saying: "(One) can say sorry in other ways." 


George Seah's son told the press that although all his father wanted was an apology, the family would not reject any goodwill payments. Tan Sri Wan Suleiman Pawanteh's wife said: "Although I thank the prime minister, I feel less than satisfied at his decision (not to make a straightforward apology). This is not the end of the story for me. (Without an apology) I don't know, people don't know, that my husband was not guilty. I want my husband's name to be cleared. I feel my husband was innocent. He was an honest judge...Even so, I am thankful that our prime minister cares about us enough (to do this much)."

Tan Sri Eusoffe Abdoolcader's granddaughter regretted that acknowledgement had been so late in coming: "I wish he was here. He's the main person affected by all this. It's a different case from the others (Salleh and Wan Suleiman) because he was reinstated. It's been 12 years. It should have been solved earlier."

Tun Salleh Abas however welcomed Abdullah's statement, saying: "I feel great. It was something I didn't expect. I suffered so much humiliation ... so much so I ran away from the public and took solace in being a farmer.

Mahathir had caused so much trouble to so many people. To paraphrase Winston Churchill's famous 'to the few' eulogy, may I say:


Never in the field of Malaysian politics have so much suffering being rendered to so many by just one person.

And you want to vote for him?



But his hatred for Anwar was what made him choose AAB, and the latter freeing Anwar in 2004 was what turned him so ferociously against his (first, wakakaka) successor, and not so much because of the crooked bridge.

AAB made Mahathir hate him more when Pak Lah made the just gesture of reconciliation with the judges Mahathir hated.

Yet now he has the brazen thick skin to shake hands with Anwar.




Thursday, April 27, 2017

Choice

Three years ago I posted Village memories 2 - fussy orders in my other blog Kongsamkok. Then I had written about chee cheong fun as follows (selected extracts):

Recently I was told this story by a sweetie who came back from Penang.


nostalgic scene of Penang trishaws, then king of the roads

She was at a chee cheong fun stall when she heard what she believed was the most fussy order she had ever come across. [...]

When serving, the chee cheong fun or rice noodle roll is usually unfurled (unrolled) before the hawker cuts the rice noodles into bite-able length ...



hawker unfurling the chee cheong fun prior to cutting it
photo 'borrowed' from Foodie galore, thanks to blogger Yi Lyn

... and then lavishes the pasta with sauce which in the Penang version must include hare-koe (prawn paste - nope, not belacan, though some hawkers include grilled and grounded belacan as part of the sauce but which doesn't substitute for and thus won't exclude the vital hare-koe).


my personal choice of prawn paste (hare-koe)
is Keat Hoe's 'shrimp & boy' brand

Sometimes some hawkers don't unfurled or unrolled the rice noodle rolls and would just chop up the rolls as they are.

I personally like the rolls unfurled because the sauce (the X-factor in the dish being hare-koe) would cover the rice noodles more evenly, giving a better and more consistent taste. But then, some argued the rice pasta left in their original rolled form provide better textured (springy or chewy) bite.



Penang chee cheong fun
served with noodle rolls as is (not unrolled)
 

As I was told by an unbelieving sweetie - unbelieving at the extraordinary fussiness of the order she witnessed at a morning market food court wakakaka - a woman gave the hawker unique specifications on her 3 takeaway orders of chee cheong fun, as follows:
  • one serve of noodle roll unrolled (the standard style)
  • one serve of noodle roll as is (not unrolled), and get this last one
  • one serve of noodle roll half unrolled and half as is, wakakaka.



served with noodle rolls unrolled (or unfurled)

How I wish I was there, wakakaka, just to interview or just chit-chat with the Penang Sally (as portrayed so cutely by Meg Ryan in 'When Harry met Sally') wakakaka so as to know the members of her family for whom those three serves were intended. My curiosity most certainly centres on who would have been the recipient of her last order, wakakaka.

Well I may just add on something I have just found out about chee cheong fun, wakakaka.

I was recently in Penang which naturally saw me re-sample many of its hawker food delights such as laksa (Penang original, not the KL bullsh*t), pasembur, char koay teow, bun cheang koay, rojak (original Penang version, not the mainland bullsh*t version which is essentially pasembur by another name), prawn mee (Penangites refer to as Hokkien mee which in KL is entirely different, being fried rather than the Penang soupy version), satay and nasi 7 benua, wakakaka, etc.



nasi 7 benua at Koo Boo Kafé 

its ayam kunyit goreng was not as good as kaytee's version, wakakaka,but its kari sotong was excellent 


halal Koo Boo Kafé in south Penang

run by Malay sweeties and patronised by all Malaysians 

Naturally my re-sampling covered chee cheong fun as well.

I was a wee surprised by its mixture of sauce, which was a combination of hare-koe, chillie, tnee chneow (somewhat like hoisin sauce) etc, but which was placed by the side of the plate containing the chee cheong fun, as in following photo:


sauce by side of chee cheong fun 

and not as it used to be in my time in Penang when the hawker poured the sauce all over the rice noodles, as follows:


sauce all over chee cheong fun 

When I questioned my host, sweetie told me it's about giving the customers a degree of 'choice', allowing them to apply as much or as little of said sauce on their chee cheong fun.

Hah, so 'choice' has finally visited even the consumption of chee cheong fun, wakakaka.

Well, you'll have 'choice' again in your voting soon. Remember voting your preferred candidate is a legal secret, and anyone who forces you to reveal your 'choice' is liable to criminal proceedings.



Good luck and may you make a good 'choice'.

Wakakaka.


a non-political version of this post will appear in my other blog Kongsamkok under the title 'Choice comes to Chee Cheong Fun', wakakaka





PAS loves to punish kau kau

MM Online - PAS to apply new Shariah punishments in states it takes in GE14 (extracts):


ALOR SETAR, April 27 — PAS will introduce higher Shariah sentencing limits in the five states the party aims to control after the next general election, PAS Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said today.

Nik Abduh said this was also contingent, however, on PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's private member's Bill being passed by Parliament.

He then urged the Islamist party's youth wing to help realise Hadi's ambition for PAS to rule five states and win 40 parliamentary seats in the next election.

Five years ago, in November 2012, I posted
Theocratic 3 P's - prohibit, persecute & punish in which I wrote the propensity of PAS ulama (extracts only):


The lamentable incident (or incidents, since there have been more than one case) of municipal authorities in Kota Bharu applying Islamic laws and/or regulations on non-Muslims has been in some ways a blessing at this particular point in time, when many non-Muslims particularly Chinese are just about to vote overwhelmingly for PAS, an unusual voting trend even far greater than the one in March 2008 or in the several by-elections since. [...]

But from time to time there have been slips by PAS where we caught glimpses of their true face, even of/from the leaders we had deemed very tolerant, those whom we could trust, respect and even love.

In August 2010, the frail grandfatherly-looking Pak Haji Nik Aziz showed his hard face when he called for the death sentence for those who dumped their babies born out of wedlock, but without mentioning or considering the social, cultural and yes, religious circumstances which left those young and probably teenage mums no or very little other choice.

The treatment by a secular state would have been diametrically opposite to Nik Aziz's cruel crushing capital punishment for those very much frightened 'mums', already suffering from desertion, desperation, and deprivation of love, support and compassion.

We should be placing emphasis on education, guidance and counselling rather than stoning people to death. And if society has been more understanding, and parents or families of the unfortunate young women provide support in accepting and caring for the unwanted babies, we would have less of ‘baby dumping’.

As if that was not cruel enough, he shocked us further by demanding that illicit (unmarried) lovers be stoned to death. [...]


The treatment by a secular state would have been diametrically opposite to Nik Aziz's cruel crushing capital punishment for those very much frightened 'mums', already suffering from desertion, desperation, and deprivation of love, support and compassion.

We should be placing emphasis on education, guidance and counselling rather than stoning people to death. And if society has been more understanding, and parents or families of the unfortunate young women provide support in accepting and caring for the unwanted babies, we would have less of ‘baby dumping’.

As if that was not cruel enough, he shocked us further by demanding that illicit (unmarried) lovers be stoned to death. [...]

The common denominator is the unauthorized and uncontrolled exercise of power by those in authority on their unfortunate victims, namely, the power to dominate the victims, to make them do what the authority so desires, sometimes to stretch the exercise of power as far as the oppressors' imagination permits.
In such an innocent matter as unisex hairdressing in Kota Bharu, non-Muslims have already felt the adverse impact of Islamic rules, so what can we anticipate or forecast will be the case of the more punishing hudud for non-Muslims?


KOTA BARU: Kelantan refuses to back down from enforcing its gender-segregation rules for unisex salons where women are prohibited from cutting the hair of men, or vice versa

We now have to ask this question because it's evident from the Kota Bharu incident that we non-Muslims can no longer believe in PAS assurance the implementation of hudud won't affect non-Muslims. [...]

I blogged in Anwar Ibrahim misleading on PAS hudud intention, Karpal Singh was less than impressed by Anwar's assurance to the (non-Muslim) voters in Kuala Terengganu that there was no need to reject the hudud proposal as it was only applicable to Muslims. He had also glibly dismissed Karpal’s remark that the PAS proposed legislation was unconstitutional.

But we then read in Malaysiakini's Karpal: Anwar's statement on hudud misleading that Bhai shot down Anwar’s statement as a fallacy! In other words, it was Grade 1 bull!

I recall before the demise of Lim Kean Siew, the well-known Labour Party politician and subsequently MCA leader, he remarked with a cynical laugh about (perhaps even sneered at) MCA’s ignorance on the significance of Dr Mahathir proclaiming Malaysia as an Islamic nation, stating (words to the effect, that’s the best I can do) “they don’t know what an Islamic nation means, and just what they are getting into!”

Lim Kean Siew 

So, MCA has been just as culpable and complicit in Dr Mahathir’s Islamic Malaysia*, and thus in no f* position to point any finger at anyone, until it does so at itself, first!

* read Lim Kit Siang's outrage at Mahathir's 929 & 617 Declarations on Malaysia being an Islamic fundamentalist State

But we should consider as a blessing in disguise the impulse of an increasingly arrogant PAS, as it believes it's on the threshold of federal ruling power, to show its cards, or to sting its water-carriage even before reaching the other shore. 'Tis its 3-P's nature.


PAS is like the proverbial scorpion

It loves to prohibit, persecute and punish

Watch out for its sting
 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

'One man, One vote, Once!'

I mentioned I have been reading Rehman Rashid's new book titled Peninsula: A story of Malaysia.


In one of his earlier chapters he wrote on how the Algerians once elected an Islamist government, but apparently whose motto must have been 'One man, One vote, Once!' wakakaka.

That's the reality behind any Islamist government, such as in Iran, where prior to its coming to power it will attempt to convince you to vote for it in a democratic process but where on its winning will see the end or death of that very democratic process.

That's what 'One man, One vote, Once!' means.

Thankfully for the Algerians, its military and secular-ish middle class (plus the repulsive behaviour of ill discipline Islamic younger set who disgusted Algerians with its brutal demand from shop owners for zakat a la gangster-like extortion) acts as a counter to Iranian-style Islamist dominance.


At home PAS is also an Islamist politic party with ambitions to become the ruling government where upon its victory in securing Putrajaya, either by itself or by insincere coalition efforts with naive but avaricious fools like PKR and once the DAP and perhaps in the future with Pribumi, I suspect it will dismiss further democratic process.

Islamist parties like PAS cannot countenance democratic process unless that process is necessary for it to gain majority rule. WTF man, it may lose in a democratic process in the way it can win through that disgusting 'One man, One vote' process, hence its likely preference for 'One man, One vote, Once!'.


Thus once it gains power, it will bring to fruition the very meaning of the sinister saying 'One man, One vote, Once!'.

That may be so with PAS, but what do you think of Mahathir and his new party (forget about his party, it's mainly, principally and effectively about HIM)?



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Why PAS clings on shamelessly to Pakatan Selangor

Remember Penang when PAS left Pakatan? Those ulama wanted to shamelessly cling on to state government appointments. Malulah.

And that was why Hadi Awang opposed local elections in Penang (of mainly urban areas). He knew no one would have voted for PAS.

Appointments by the state government was guaranteed. Being voted was also guaranteed but with zero outcome for PAS wakakaka.

Likewise now in Selangor. They are already out of Pakatan but sluttishly hang on to Azmin's ding-a-ling. Azmin syiok juga so both parties' hands are ... er ... well .. whacking each other ler, wakakaka.

By staying in government PAS has 2 aims, which are (i) to hang on to the state gravy train and (ii) to control through the exco and state appointments the mosques and kampung penghulus (all in preparation for the next election).

Azmin Ali is complicit in allowing PAS to do so.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Disband JAIS

JAIS has been notorious and oppressive for a number of issues including the NST reported incident some years ago of a JAIS officer in Gombak demanding a blowjob from a woman victim caught for alleged khalwat.

But JAIS has recently been criticised by the Appelate Court for illegally appropriating 26 acres of land belonging to a Chinese owned company UAE whose lawyer accused JAIS of racial oppression.

Why are we funding a useless department which acted illegally and racially? Non Muslim tax money should be considered haram in any funding of the JAN organizations and thus not touched on Islamic organization budgeting.

And what has Selangor MB Azmin Ali have to say about his state government paying part of the cost the Appelate Court has awarded to UAE for JAIS illegal act? The PAS exco in charge of state religious portfolio should be sacked kau kau.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Achilles heel

Every strong man has his vulnerable point like our legendary hero Achilles. Said hero was doused in the divine waters of the river Styx by his immortal mum Thetis to make his body invincible to weapons, but alas when plunging Achilles into the Styx she held him by one of his heels above the water which thus rendered that heel vulnerable. And so the legend tells us Achilles was slained by the arrow of Paris (or in his original name Alexander) which struck our hero right in that heel.

The biblical hero Samson had his strength in his hair. Cut those locks off and he became a weakling which sweetie Delilah did.

The Norse perfect immortal, the invincible Baldr (or Baldur), was killed by the puny mistletoe when nothing else could do so.

Our demon the Pontianak was vulnerable to iron nails.

Well, finally the so called Raja Bomoh has had his days in the state of Johor when no other Malaysian states with a JAN (eg. Jais Jawi Jakim etc) have the balls to touch him. I suspect HRH might have given the greenlight to arrest him. The police just did that. Perhaps his Achilles heel was his coconuts. Seize him by the nuts and he would be like Samson wakakaka.

I wonder what we can do with an Indian national wanted by his own country for alleged terrorist-related activities?

Give him Toddy and pretzel kucing? Wakakaka.

Siapa Gangster?

Dep Home Minister says Home and Education ministries will work closely to curb gangsterism in schools.

Perhaps they should start with the minister who started Lowyat2, a child of gangsterism.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Glass houses

While Dr Asri has been well respected, indeed even by non Muslim, his disdain for Hindu Indians has been known in which he expressed his dislike for Thaipusam processions particularly the rites of breaking coconuts which unfortunately has tainted his otherwise fair disposition.

His recent poem against cows worshippers (or what he claimed to be the Modi government) could only confirm his disdain of Hindus and their beliefs, and where his expressions were also in defence of an Indian national who is wanted by his own government for alleged terrorist-related activities.

How could a man wanted by his own government for terrorist-telated activities and where the charges carried non bailable terms be worthy of defending.

Besides that bloke is a foreigner. And why refer to him as "one of our preachers"?

It's not unlike some people who continue to defend Osama or who believe Malaysian notorious terrorist-bomber Dr Azahari is lily-white innocent or a good man.

A mass murderer innocent? Then I nust be the Shahanshah of Perlis.

We all have our own religious beliefs but to ignorantly term Hindus as cow worshippers is simplistic and shallow, ignoring the cultural, historical, agro-economic and social significance of the cow in Indian communities. It's like labelling followers of another religion as worshippets of a black stone or 2 crossed pieces of wood.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Abandonment of Pancasila by Jakartans?

In the land of Pancasila, not that of the original Buddhist Pancasila in India but rather of Indonesia, a Christian was charged for alleged blasphemy against Islam, notwithstanding the fact the country is NOT an Islamic nation.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, more popularly known as Ah Hok (which straightaway identifies him as a Chinese, and one who is a Christian) should be now somewhat relieved to learn he may not be jailed for his alleged offence of blasphemy, all because he has lost the gubernatorial election for Jakarta to his Muslim competitor Anies Baswedan.

Had he won the election he would possibly still be facing a nasty jail term.

Is this the fate of a non Muslim candidate downunder where a jail term awaits him or her if he or she does not lose to a Muslim competitor?

And f**k the tenets enshrined in that country's national ideology which Indonesians supposedly revered.

I wonder from who those Indon ulama learn how to misuse and abuse the great religion of Islam for political gains?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Siapa Raja?

Unilaterally converting children into being Muslims is both robbing the cradle and one's erstwhile partner (spouse).

The great religion of Islam does not condone such shameful acts. Everything must be done in accordance with the rules Allah swt bestows upon us and not those of his mortal clerics.

The Malaysian government wants to stop unilateral conversion, to wit, basicaaly forced conversions by stealth and kidnapping.

But the Perak Mufti, a man who once sent bullshit agitation (incitement) and then blamed his seditious act on a woman, wants the government to postpone legislation which will stop the shameful unilateral conversion.

Naturally some members of the public protested at the mufti's attempt at foot dragging, and preposterously the House Speaker asserted that those protesters can't and ought not do that.

The Speaker wants the public to keep their noses out of law making.

Doesn't the Speaker know the source of power of parliament comes from those people? Doesn't he know he owes his job to the public?

What an idiot?

Sunday, April 02, 2017

DAP safe in Penang but federally ...?

By withdrawing from the bill to amend UUD355 has Najib taken the wind out of the Opposition sail?

Will Moody as the Pakatan anointed PM be the final straw for many Dap diehards?

While LGE is fairly safe in Penang his party may not so well federally.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Pribumi shows its ketuanan claws?

So Pribumi has joined Pakatan. But I read it insists on a Malay party leading the new coalition.

Yes a Malay party not just a Malay individual like Anwar Ibrahim or Azmin Ali or (forget about Dr Wan) Saifuddin Abdullah to lead the new bloc.

If true then Pribumi is showing its Umno claws.

I will be truly disappointed if the Dap goes along with such a dictate from a new and bloody junior member of Pakatan.