Monday, September 29, 2008


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United Kingdom - 30 September 2008

Malaysia - 1 October 2008


Mohd Kamal Abdullah
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Sunday, September 28, 2008


Parti GERAKAN Rakyat Malaysia seems to be having a serious internal crisis to the extend that its continued existence will only survive if it leaves the uncaring, ineffective, inefficient and corrupted Barisan Nasional coalition which administer the country.

This was reported by Acting President Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon.

However, the party has three options, one to join the Opposition, second to continue with BN and face a non-existence situation or thirdly, to be independent.

Tan Sri Koh claimed that if on sentiments alone, most of GERAKAN members want the party to immediately leave the BN since double standards are practiced, using Datuk Ahmad Ismail's case as an example where nothing was done by the ruling government, although he had provoked racial sentiments while innocent people were arrested and charged under ISA ( later two released) on these accounts.

But whatever the circumstances, the party will use the rational and objective analysis method to make a decision but it would not be that straightforward and a simplistic decision to make and would need some time.

Will GERAKAN leave the BN?

news n photo courtesy of Straits Times Singapore

Saturday, September 27, 2008


It been reported that Malaysia through Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim had demanded yesterday (Saturday) that foreign governments stop interfering in Malaysian affairs by criticising the sodomy charges against opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also challenging the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.

Datuk Seri Anwar had claimed that the case is a politically motivated attempt to scuttle his bid for power against the UMNO, the biggest party in a coalition which think it is supreme and that has ruled Malaysia for past 51 years.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had irked Malaysia earlier this year by saying Washington would speak out in legal cases it considered political in nature, including that of Datuk Seri Anwar's case.

'We could if we choose question the legal basis of the Guantanamo detention without trial but we did not,' Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim told the UN General Assembly in a reference to the US-run prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for terrorism suspects.

'While same-sex fornication and marriage are acceptable in California, it does not mean that sodomy, which is a crime in many countries in Asia, is to be impugned or derided upon,' said Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais, who did not directly mention the Datuk Seri Anwar case.

This clearly illustrates that Malaysia seems to be in a poor reputation by foreign governments, which will be detrimental for the rakyat. Its time for the rakyat to get rid of this 'useless, ineffective and corrupted' BN government immediately so that foreign and public confidence in the administration could be restored.

From the arguments raised by Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais, it seems clear that the Malaysian judiciary, legal and enforcement systems are been meddle with totally by the ruling BN government to achieve their 'crafty' purpose.

news n photo courtesy of Straits Times Singapore


A recent survey conducted by Independent Merdeka Centre reveal that Malaysians prefer Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would make a better prime minister compared with Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

In the same survey, Malaysians also appear more divided than ever over their support for the country's political leadership, while there are also sharp differences in preferences between the different races, with a majority of non-Malays supporting Datuk Seri Anwar, while more Malays preferred Datuk Seri Najib.

Between September 11 and 22, Merdeka Centre carried out a leadership performance perception on a cross section of 1,002 people of voting age from the three main ethnic communities in the country and among the questions asked was: "Between Najib Razak and Anwar Ibrahim, who do you think makes a better prime minister?

It must be very clear to the BN government that their support and confidence is eroding and it would not be long that the BN government is toppled.

news n photo courtesy of National Express


It was reported that two petrol bombs were thrown at about 2.55am today into the home of MP for Seputeh and Senior Selangor State Executive Councillor, Teresa Kok.

It is learned that Teresa Kok parents were living there together with her children. However, no was affected by the petrol bombs attack.

A police report had been lodged this morning.

Teresa’s father, Kok Kim Tong narrated the incident to reporters this afternoon by holding a mock bottle in his hand. According to him he saw a man wearing a red t-shirt riding off on a motorcycle and on inspection saw a warning letter containing threatening words and vulgarities attached to one of the bottles which contain nails which was left outside the house.

However, the petrol bombs did not explode. Kim Tong said he was informed by the police that had the bottles exploded, the nails would act like bullets and could be deadly.

Teresa Kok informed that this act is most despicable and criminal designed to instill fear, anxiety in me and to prevent me from performing my duties as an elected representative.

Will the police make any immediate arrest to show their seriousness?

news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini

Friday, September 26, 2008


The UMNO Supreme Council that met this morning had fixed the UMNO General Assembly in March 2009 despite their earlier decision to hold it in December this year. UMNO President and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced this after chairing the meeting.

Datuk Seri Abdullah inform that branch and divisional meetings will commence as schedule from October 9.

When pressed by reporters whether he will continue to retain his President's post, Datuk Seri Abdullah refuse to comment. There are speculations that Datuk Seri Abdullah would not be able to gain the required 58 nominations and to avoid any further embarrassment, he had been requested to quit. If that is the case, the transition of power will start sometime next month.

While during the press conference, Datuk Seri Abdullah was fumbling for words but was at most occasion assisted by his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

This has given speculation that some form of heated arguments had taken place and UMNO is facing a serious internal crisis. The other leaders refused to comment at this moment, but soon we will know what had happened.

photo courtesy of Agendadaily

Thursday, September 25, 2008


It is extensively informed that a sudden UMNO Supreme Council is meeting now to discuss on various important issues. It is reported that the meeting that commenced at 10.20am at PWTC witness both top leaders, UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Deputy President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak having a private important meeting before meeting the top 25 top UMNO leaders to discuss on current important issues that UMNO is facing now.

Will UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah depart much earlier than his scheduled departure of 2010?

Of late there has been many criticism raised by many top UMNO leaders that it is too late since Datuk Seri Abdullah is considered a 'lame duck' and losing popularity among the top leaders and the rakyat with his slow and failed policies and projects.

Another issue is to defer the UMNO General Assembly scheduled in December this year to sometime in June next year so that the current tense situation where demands are made for the exit of PM Datuk Seri Abdullah to do so by then had been proposed. By deferring the UMNO General Assembly, Datuk Seri Abdullah can remain in 'power' and expect a miracle to happen which will rebuild his confidence among UMNO leaders and the rakyat.

UMNO is currently faced by numerous internal crisis and the recent crackdown of ISA and the 'double practice' of using ISA has tarnish the UMNO and BN government leaders. UMNOputras have 'escaped' detention from ISA to calm the already crisis ridden UMNO.

But whatever the stand UMNO Supreme Council will take, the real issues will need a few days to be reveal. It was noted that during the last UMNO Supreme Council meeting, UMNO top leaders had demanded UMNO President and PM Datuk Seri Abdullah during the meeting to resign as soon as possible so that UMNO could dominate the government since the Opposition Pakatan Rakyat had according to them have gained the confidence of lawmakers to form the next federal government.

If this occurs, UMNO will face its ultimate 'demise' if this 'power' is lost. UMNO which dominates BN has been having this 'supreme power' for the last 51 years and had been dictating their policies which of late had raised public scrutiny.

One thing is certain, UMNO and BN has lost its reputation and credibility with the rakyat and UMNOputras.
news courtesy of Malaysiakini n photo courtesy of Agendadaily

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Anwar backs off power bid

The Singapore Straits Times in their breaking news reported that Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim appeared to step back from ambitious claims that he was on the verge of taking power as he was bailed again on sodomy charges on Wednesday.

Datuk Seri Anwar has said repeatedly that he has won over sufficient defectors from the government to win power, but a self-imposed deadline of Sept 16 passed without result and his calls for a recall of parliament this week for a confidence vote were denied.

'We will proceed cautiously towards our goals and we agreed neither to be provoked into hasty action nor to take an irresponsible approach that would lead to instability and greater uncertainty in country,' Datuk Seri Anwar said in a statement issued after talks with one of his coalition partners.

Datuk Seri Anwar also denied that officials from his party had held talks with the government, contradicting a statement made by his spokesman on Tuesday.

He said removing the ruling coalition which has dominated Malaysian politics for half a century was an enormous task and that he wanted to do it smoothly and within the law.
'I appeal to Malaysian citizens, particularly those who want to see a change, to understand this and be a bit more patient because we do not want to transgress the constitution, rules and procedures,' he later told a press conference.

'It will take a lot of patience, a lot of resolve, to try and unravel this complex web controlled by a few cronies,' he said.

Datuk Seri Anwar has said repeatedly that he has 30 government defectors willing to side with his 82 MPs in the 222-member parliament. He has not named the MPs and his call for the recall of parliament was refused by Datuk Seri Abdullah who has dismissed his claims as a 'mirage'.

Datuk Seri Anwar also denied that officials from his party had held talks with the government, contradicting a statement made by his spokesman on Tuesday.

But he said he had written to the king to inform him of his actions so far, although he was not yet seeking an audience with the monarch, who would need to approve any change in government.

Datuk Seri Anwar dismissed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's claims that he was merely bluffing about the defectors, whose names he has refused to release.

'If they think I?m a liar, put it to the test and have a vote taken,' he said.

Parliament resumes on Oct 13 after a break for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan but even then the opposition faces procedural barriers to mounting a no-confidence vote.

After five decades of rule by the same governing coalition, Malaysia's political outlook has been made more risky by the success of the opposition in elections in March, when it won more than a third of parliamentary seats.

The 61-year-old former deputy prime minister is also fighting what he says are politically motivated charges of sodomy, a repeat of allegations which saw him convicted in the late 1990s and then imprisoned.

'You never know justice in this country,' Datuk Seri Anwar said as he entered the court on Wednesday.

The current case was adjourned until Oct 7 amid a legal wrangle over whether it should be transferred to a higher court.

Normally such serious charges are dealt with by a High Court judge, but Datuk Seri Anwar's lawyers, fearing the appointment of a judge who they believe might be biased against him, have opposed the move.

news courtesy of REUTERS, AFP via ST

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


PKR and Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was back in the Sessions Court today over the sodomy charge levelled against him by a former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan will know in two weeks whether the case will be transfered to a higher court.

Sessions judge SM Komathy Suppiah set October 7 for her decision after hearing arguments this morning from both the prosecution and the defence counsel on whether the case should be transferred to the High Court.

The prosecution had earlier sought permission for the matter to be transferred to the High Court.

However, the defence team objected to the transfer notice as it was signed by Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. Their objection was on the basis that the AG should not have played any role in this case as he was being investigated following a complaint that the had tampered with evidence in Datuk Seri Anwar's cases 10 years ago.

news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini


Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu claimed that he was assured that PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badwi would consider the MIC request on the release of Hindraf 5 now detained in Kamunting under ISA, is an insult to the Indian community since they are no longer a threat to national security while claiming to be one of the 'big brothers' of the ruling BN government but nothing could be done.

The Hindraf 5 had just voiced their concerns of their own race, Indians, who had been marginalised by the Malaysian policies and systems, which UMNO and other component parties are fully knowledgeable about but do not want to admit it.

What Datuk Seri Samy would eventual have to do, if immediate result need to be receive, is to quit from the BN coalition by giving PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi an ultimatum of 5 days to release or MIC will leave BN.

Looking at today's political scenario, the BN is already heading for disaster and if MIC, one of the fathers of Alliance then BN, would create history by being a concern party for the interest of Indians in Malaysia and only then the 'powerful' UMNO would seriously consider any request made by MIC.

The disastrous defeat of MIC candidates in the last March 8 general elections had shown MIC that the Indians are really 'fed-up' and frustrated with the lies and unkept' promises made by MIC and BN leaders towards the growth and progress of Indians in the Malaysian society.

Will MIC and Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu resign from BN now?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Raja Petra to be sent to Kamunting

MalaysiaToday blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin has been sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping, Perak today to begin his two-year detention under the Internal Security Act, as stated by his lawyers.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar signed his detention order last night for the blogger to be held without trial under section 8(1) of the tough security law. Under the Act, the government can renew his detention indefinitely.

The police had informed the lawyers this morning that they would be taking Raja Petra to the detention centre.

"The act by the minister to sign the section 8 order yesterday is completely unacceptable," one of Raja Petra's lead lawyer Malik Imtiaz informed.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court is to hear a habeas corpus application by Raja Petra's lawyers to overturn the detention of the controversial blogger today.

Habeas corpus is a writ ordering prisoners to be brought before a judge to ascertain if there are any procedural defects which could render their detention unlawful.

Raja Petra's wife Marina Abdullah confirmed that the police had informed her that the detention order had been issued by the minister yesterday.

Including those present in the court this morning was recently resigned de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

It seems the BN government wanted to halt any chance of release by signing the order since the government and police had no real evidence that could support their argument.

It seem the present BN government with the police will resort to ISA to achieve their ends despite the theory that 'you will only be charged if you are proven wrong'. This clearly shows that the BN government and police are tampering with justice.

Time to topple this 'irresponsible and corrupted' Barisan Nasional government before great injustice is caused. The new government would have to do a major overhaul of the police force to build public confidence.

Time for Malaysians to seek justice.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Raja Petra Kamaruddin's habeas corpus hearing has been brought forward to 23rd September 2008 at 9:00am at Jalan Duta Criminal Court 2. The judge hearing the application is Yang Arif Puan Suraya binti Othman.

Will Raja Petra obtain a release?

news n photo courtesy of MalaysiaToday


Trade and Industry Minister and UMNO vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today warned that the ruling party, Barisan Nasional and its coalition which has led for half a century, now faces oblivion at the next elections if it fails to reform.

The Barisan Nasional coalition, helmed by the ruling UMNO, has floundered since March 8 general elections which saw a resurgent opposition scoring unprecedented victories.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin, one of whom has called for premier Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign before his planned departure in 2010, said the party must address internal conflicts and the opposition threat immediately if it still wants member confidence.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin claimed at a press conference that the situation which is very serious and it is of concern not only to UMNO members but to the country at large, to the Barisan Nasional and people who cares about what is happening to the government.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin stated that if nothing happens then I am not too sure if the lifespan of Barisan Nasional, of UMNO in particular, can sustain beyond the year 2013, referring to the scheduled date of the next general election.

Now its clear UMNOputras are worried at last they are going to lose all the 'power' and may eventual face demise.

UMNOputras have all this while been inconsiderate to the non-UMNOputras and it is hoped that they should finally learn their lesson when most of their 'great' leaders are arrested and charged for corruption and various 'other crimes' to the the rakyat and government.

It is not just the departure of PM Datuk Seri Abdullah is hoped for. Malaysians want to change the Barisan Nasional government totally since they are uncaring, ineffective, inefficient and corrupted.

But Malaysians at large, other than the UMNOputra leaders, are hoping for a Opposition government to take over anytime now so that a new vision can emerge.

Malaysians will finally get rid of these power-crazy and corrupted UMNO and BN people once and for all.

Will UMNO realise what is happening and immediately CHANGE to be more accomodative for all Malaysians?

news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Its been reported that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is under increasing pressure to quit, after being confronted by rare criticism from within his cabinet, as well as an opposition bid to seize power.

So far, Datuk Seri Abdullah has clung tenaciously to the job, and refused to negotiate with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who has announced he has enough support from defecting lawmakers to topple the BN government.

But last week, Datuk Seri Abdullah faced an unprecedented challenge from within his cabinet, as four ministers spoke out against him at the UMNO supreme council meeting as reported by Tan Sri Mohammad Mohd Taib to AFP.

It seems Datuk Seri Abdullah may have to step down very soon since he has been greatly criticised as a 'lame duck' PM.

Will PM Datuk Abdullah 'depart' immediately?

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


It was reported that the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has urged the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to release the Hindraf 5 who are detained under Internal Security Act (ISA) at Kamunting Detention Centre since they are of no threat any longer under national security.

The call was made by MIC President Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu. MIC is a major component party of the Barisan Nasional.

The five detained are R Kengadharan, 41, M Manoharan, 47, V Ganabatirau, 35, P Uthayakumar, 47, and K Vasantha Kumar, 35 who were arrested on December 13 for their role in organising a campaign to highlight the plights of the Indian community in this country with a mass street protest on November 25.

Datuk Seri Samy stated that the Indian community is unhappy with the continued detention of the Hindraf 5 and in order to gain confidence of the Indians, BN would need to release the Hindraf 5 immediately.

Will the Hindraf 5 be released immediately or is MIC going to give an ultimatum to BN that if the Hindraf 5 are not released they are leaving the BN coalition.

news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Malaysia is heading for a serious financial crisis if the current leaders are NOT changed. Even the recent change of the Finance Minister will not assist since Datuk Seri Najib will need considerable time to know.

Read this interesting article for the inside:


article courtesy of Matthias Chang


Its been reported that the Opposition, Pakatan Rakyat have written to the Yang DiPertuan Agong for an audience to seek his Highness assistance in assisting in the change of government since every attempt by peaceful means with the 51 year regime, Barisan Nasional leaders have failed.

This was disclosed by PAS Parit Buntar MP Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa while addressing an anti-ISA forum in Penang last night.

It was noted that during this audience, the list of BN defectors would be reveal so that the Yang DiPertuan Agong could demand the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his government to vacate their positions to enable the Opposition government to be formed.

Will the Yang DiPertuan Agong grant the request?

news courtesy of Malaysiakini


Blogger Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz was released from police custody at 1pm today after being detained for two nights by the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) purportedly under the Sedition law.

Syed Azidi was interviewed immediately after his release by officials from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in the CCID headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Syed Azidi was freed from CCID headquarters at about 4pm and was received by his family members and friends.

It was reported that Syed Azidi was being investigated for posting allegedly seditious material in his blog kickdefella involving a campaign to fly the jalur gemilang(Malaysian flag) upside down.

Friday, September 19, 2008


It is widely reported that the main cause of problems created recently were due to Utusan Malaysia, a newspaper control by UMNO. It was revealed that Teresa Kok false accusations were published extensively by Utusan Malaysia but to date Home Ministry or the government has not taken any actions against them.

Rightfully, Utusan Malaysia should be served a notice and then suspended since it has created seditious accusations which have been proven false.

Will the government SUSPEND Utusan Malaysia immediately?


With the release of reporter Tan Hoon Cheng and MP for Seputeh and Kinara State Assemblywoman and Senior State Executive Councillor Teresa Kok, it would be rightful for the Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar to resign since these detentions were done wrongfully which has tarnish the good name and reputation of our country locally and internationally.

Even the detention of MalaysiaToday blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin is considered 'unreasonable' but just to show that people in power could and can do anything.

It has come to a stage that Ministers and government officials must take full responsibility for their actions. The country should not practice 'double-standards' since the laws are meant to be respected and obeyed by everyone.

Will Datuk Seri Syed Hamid resign immediately?


The Umno supreme council which met yesterday saw several of its senior UMNOputras demanding party president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to step down before October 9.

Malaysiakini reported that according to well-placed sources, they wanted Datuk Seri Abdullah to hand over the reign to his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak before the date as they want to ‘save Datuk Seri Abdullah from the embarrassment' of not getting enough nominations to contest for the President's post. Among the leaders chorus for Datuk Seri Abdullah to quit now was said to be vice-president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Wanita chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.

Will PM and UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah quit now?

news courtesy of Malaysiakini n photo courtesy of Agendadaily


DAP Seputeh MP and Senior Selangor State Executive Councillor Teresa Kok was released unconditionally at 1pm today, after being held under the Internal Security Act for almost six days.

Kok, 43, walked out from the Jalan Travers police station at 1.40pm, accompanied by her lawyer Sankara Nair and her personal aide, Mandy Ooi.

She was greeted by her visibly elated parents. Teresa Kok was immediately hugged by her 71-year-old mother, Poon Seh Kwon, who gave her daughter a bunch of white and pink roses.

Teresa Kok had claimed that she was surprised by the arrest and thank every 'friend' including her friends from Barisan Nasional for her release.
news n picture courtesy of Malaysiakini

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Every Malaysian is expecting a NEW DAWN to emerge. New dawn means new policies, new thoughts, and a new, able, clean, reliable, effective and efficient government.
The Agong will have to intervene to correct the current imbalance. The current BN administration need to be replaced by the party that holds the majority in parliament or to call for a fresh general election to determine who will be able to govern this rich and wonderful country of ours.

Recently, the Opposition had claimed that more than 30 lawmakers had crossed over. But as usual, the ruling BN government will use its 'power' to disclaim such a move and the rakyat is unable to ascertain these facts due to the medias and information controls.

These unusual events are crippling the country's economics and stability and should not be allowed to continue any longer.

However, UMNO or Barisan Nasional (BN) is not going to allow any group to remove its 'power' without certain outside intervention. After having had this 'power' for the past 51 years, obtaining it since independence from the British, most BN politicians have 'flourish' to heights beyond their imagination through corrupt means, in the name of development. Just look at the achievement of the late Zakaria as an example.

It is a known fact that every Malaysian wants to be a BN politician, because they can gather eminence wealth even after serving one term in office. How can they do it? If not for corruption. The establishment within the government are unable to do anything since the politicians control these peoples action and they are forced to follow their command.

A typical example is Datuk Ahmad Ismail and Datuk Seri Khir Toyo. These two people had incited racial hatred sentiments but since they are UMNOputras, the police and other authorities are 'cripple' from doing what is right since they can say and do anything but nothing happens. The 'innocent bystander' will have to play the price in the name of justice through fabrication of facts.

The Hindraf 5 were another example. Every Malaysian is familiar that the Indians are really 'backward' but for the creation of awareness despite numerous opportunity to correct this imbalance had fallen in deaf ears from the ruling BN government and to 'stop' them from pursuing this radical stand they are detained under ISA and considered a national threat by the ruling BN government. The actual fact is the real threat and 'crooks' are our own BN leaders themselves.

Changes can only happen if these leaders are topple and removed and punished in public.

New policies need to be in placed to correct every irresponsible action done. Politicians are politician with no interference with the civil service. Only then we can have a accountable and able civil service that we can admire and rely upon.

All these had resurfaced due to the 'weak' leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, if not it will all be swept under the carpet.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's ambition to crack the 51 year old regime which currently practices an uncaring, ineffective, inefficient and highly corrupted administration need to be toppled if Malaysians want to continue to progress and live in peace and harmony. The current 'one-sided' policies need to be reviewed and corrected to fulfill the multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia, so that every citizen can enjoy the harvest, taking special consideration to the really deserving poor.

Although all natives and many Malays fall in this category, Malaysians will not question this special distribution, so that these deserving will work hard to be in par with the normal people, with the hope that with such assistance they too will be successful and there will be no disparity among the races in time to come.

Malaysians need to care for one another. It must never be like now - the rich and powerful UMNOputras who are Malays and being considered bumiputras take all the cake and in the name of policies created to benefit this class, but in actual fact should be channel to the really deserving poor Malays.

The real brilliant Malaysian irrespective of their racial origin should be encouraged, so that their later contribution will assist in the countries' growth and achievement.

Can we see the real NEW DAWN emerging?


Police arrested blogger Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz a.ka. Sheih Kickefella in Kota Bharu, Kelantan today.

info from rock bru thru Wangsa daily


It has been reported in Malaysiakini that MP for Rembau and son-in-law of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Khairy Jamaluddin is going to contest for the UMNO Youth Chief position in the coming December UMNO General Assembly.

Currently, Khairy is the deputy chief of the youth movement.


The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) Supreme Council which met a few minutes ago had resolved to disassociate itself from the Barisan Nasional coalition since they feel that BN has lost its 'BN spirit'.

Various incident had taken place which is not in the spirit of our multi-racial and multi-religious society. The March 8 general elections is an indicator that BN is governing the county in an ineffective, inefficient, uncaring and corrupt manner which the rakyat dislikes.

Even after months of this election, BN seems not to realise this fact.

BN need to realise that Sabahans and Sarawakians were the major players for BN to remain in power and issues faced by these two states are 'neglected'.

Sabah had voiced its deep concern on the issue of MyKad to Muslim illegals but this is just ignored by the BN administration.

If we are unable to ensure a clean and safe Sabah it would be best to disassociate ourselves from BN and fight our cause ourselves.

At the same time, BN is facing a crisis on its administration with threats that the Opposition may topple them and form a new government.


It is expected that Opposition leader and de facto PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim may be arrested under the Internal Security Act anytime from now.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi did not discount this fact but was quoted as saying that a prominent political leader is a national threat and in the interest of national security something must be done to ensure the country is in peace and order.

Datuk Seri Anwar had written to PM Datuk Seri Abdullah for a peaceful takeover of government which the Prime Minister has refused to adhere by saying that Datuk Seri Anwar is a liar and with today's appointment as Defence Minister, PM Datuk Seri Abdullah could make the army to take control and enforce emergency rule to oust any takeover bid.

Will Datuk Seri Anwar be arrested under ISA?


The nationwide Utusan Malaysia Boycott Campaign is on. This boycott is applicable to all publications under the Utusan Malaysia group of companies, with immediate effect. All right-thinking Malaysians are requested to cancel their subscription to Utusan Malaysia & related publications. The boycott campaign against any company that advertises in any Utusan Malaysia publication will take off on October 1, 2008. This is to provide some time allowance for advertisers to pull their advertisements & accounts from Utusan Malaysia. The voice of lies, deceits & bigotry must be stopped. Please help to spread the word.

news courtesy of Cool Wiseman


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak was appointed Finance Minister this afternoon and this was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Anwar: We're ready to form new gov't

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim held a mass rally today, on the eve of a deadline he has set to seize power with the help of defecting government lawmakers.

Datuk Seri Anwar arrived to rapturous applause from a crowd of about 20,000 people gathered at a Kuala Lumpur stadium which echoed to chants of 'Reformasi' - the opposition battlecry of 'Reform'.

Officials from his Keadilan party said he would make a speech that could shed light on his plans to topple the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, which has dominated Malaysian politics for past 51 years.

But there were mixed messages over whether he will on Tuesday declare he has the support of the 30 BN Members of Parliament he needs to form a new administration, and formally challenge Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Tian Chua, information chief of his Keadilan party, said the three-member opposition alliance had signed up enough defectors to form a simple majority in parliament and that Datuk Seri Anwar wanted to meet with PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Tuesday to inform him.

'We want Datuk Seri Abdullah to assure us there will be no repressive force used, like involving the police or inviting the military to take control,' he told AFP.

Tian Chua said the opposition's push had been helped by a government crackdown Saturday that saw an opposition politician, a prominent blogger and a journalist detained under draconian internal security laws.

'Datuk Seri Abdullah's final crackdown made people lose hope that he is ever going to be a liberal reformer, which he promised,' he said.

However, Keadilan vice-president Syed Husin Ali was more cautious, declining to specify how many defectors were on board and only saying that 'tomorrow the beginnings of the process will happen.' 'The whole process might take a month but it could be sooner,' he told AFP.

'You never know, he might announce something this evening. And tomorrow there will definitely be an announcement of something.'

Spirits were high at the stadium, which was emblazoned with Malaysian flags and posters demanding the release of the opposition politician and the blogger - who remain in custody after the journalist was freed.

news n photos courtesy of Straits Times & Malaysiakini


Its reported in the NST today that Datuk Zaid Ibrahim’s resignation letter has apparently been rejected by PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and he had been urged to take two weeks’ leave and then continue with judicial reforms.

news courtesy of NST






We need to await tomorrow to know...................



Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar is under pressure to resign after the ISA arrest on three Malaysians, namely MalaysiaToday blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, MP and Selangor Senior Executive Councillor, Teresa Kok and Sin Chew reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng. Reporter Tan was released yesterday after various parties made protest.

Many senior Ministers have expressed their shock and dissatisfaction and even one Minister in charge of law had tendered his resignation today.

Home Minister had initially 'blamed' the police for these arrest but it seems from his statements he is the main 'culprit' on the incident.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid should take full responsibility for the eroding confidence on the Barisan Nasional government and should gracefully resign.

All ISA detainees arrested last Friday, and also Hindraf 5 should be immediately released so that public confidence could be restored.

The main culprits, Datuk Ahmad Ismail and Datuk Seri Khir Toyo should be immediately arrested and charged in court for their seditious acts.

Will Datuk Seri Syed Hamid resign?


An interesting video Malaysians need to watch to understand the current situation on ISA arrest.

The video :

This is how our current Barisan Nasional government is behaving.

news courtesy of MalaysiaToday


It has been reported that DSP Ibrahim Jaffar from Bukit Aman called Madam Marina at about 12pm today to inform her that family can pay a visit to Raja Petra Kamaruddin who has been detained under the ISA at Bukit Aman at 11am tomorrow (16 September 2008).

However, his laywers will also be allow to do so at 11am on Thursday (18 Sept 2008).

It is learnt that Raja Petra is on hunger strike.

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De facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has tendered his resignation at 2pm today at the Prime Minister's Office over the government's use of the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial, against three individuals last week.

Datuk Zaid has expressed his disagreement with last Friday's ISA dragnet where DAP parliamentarian and Selangor senior exco Teresa Kok, controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng were held for allegedly being a threat to national security. Reporter Tan had been released yesterday.

Datuk Zaid was not able to be contacted for more details. Datuk Zaid had tendered his resignation prior to meeting with PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

It seems UMNO and Barisan Nasional are in a serious crisis.

Furthermore, the Stock Market at the KLSE fell drastically in reactions to the ISA arrest since buyer confidence had eroded.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Law minister threatens to quit over ISA

De facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today threatened to resign if the government continues to use the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial, against political dissidents.

The outspoken Barisan Nasional politician also called for the immediate release of DAP MP Teresa Kok and controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin who were arrested under the tough security law last Friday.

Datuk Zaid commented that our government commits to laws and reforms and can't be using old-style politics or resort to creating fear. He further stated that we have laws and the detainees should be charged in court.

Datuk Zaid will be trying to meet with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi this week to convey to him his position. If Datuk Seri Abdullah considers his position untenable, he will leave.

The minister, who is a lawyer by training, held a press conference in Kota Baru earlier, where he also spoke on the matter.

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Since the call made by UMNO Vice President and Minister of International Trade and Industries Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to reconsider the 2010 transition of power plan while various squatters have been demanding that Tan Sri Muhyiddin should resign or step down if he is not happy with this decision since it had been agreed upon by the Supreme Council and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim had demanded Tan Sri Muhyiddin to resign if he was not happy with Datuk Seri Abdullah's leadership and for his comments on Datuk Seri Abdullah's early exit.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom had said the transition of power issue should never be raised while attention should be given to efforts to draw more support from among youths because we need them to rebuild strengthen of the party.

To show Datuk Seri Abdullah's commitment to UMNOputras, the recent crackdown of ISA did not comprise of UMNOputras like Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo or Datuk Ahmad Ismail, who are the main culprits for inciting mix racial and sensitive feelings, but innocent victims like Teresa Kok and journalist Tan were arrest just to combat their UMNO cause.

This clearly shows that UMNO is in turmoil and being the main leader in Barisan Nasional, they do not want their coalition partners to make demands that will further cripple the already weak Barisan Nasional.

PKR's 916 is another agenda that worries UMNO and BN. If Pakatan Rakyat were to topple the BN government, many BN leaders will face severe punishment and there could also be many coalition partners crossing over to the new government to keep their position and status intact.

But whatever the circumstances, the present tense mood is to show UMNO IS FACED BY SERIOUS INTERNAL TROUBLE.

photo courtesy of Malaysiakini

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Sin Chew Daily journalist, Tan Hoon Cheng, who was released yesterday after being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for almost 18 hours stood her ground, indicating her commitment to professional journalism.

Tan, whose detention by Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar was meant to ‘ensure her safety’, insisted that she wrote what she heard on the night on the eve of the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election when the then Bukit Bendera UMNO chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail allegedly a racist remarks that the Chinese community in Malaysia were mere 'squatters or lodgers' and should not demand to be treated equal.

Been unfazed by this recent development in her career, Tan claimed she would not quit and instead ‘will continue to work as a free and fair journalist’ with a brave and encouraging comment and an unwavering commitment to her profession.

photo courtesy of Agenda daily


Everywhere we go we hear 916 - the day that the Opposition Pakatan Rakyat is suppose to topple the current Barisan Nasional government and form a new Opposition government, A NEW DAWN.

It seems quite eminent that PR may form this government since the rakyat is very unhappy with the BN administration and from the recent crackdown of ISA on innocent parties like Raja Petra, Teresa Kok and Journalist Tan Hoon Cheng, it clearly shows the FEAR the BN is having and feeling what would happen to its coalition once it loses all this 'power' after having it for the past 51 years.

Even after their disastrous defeat in the March 8 general elections, BN has still not learnt its lesson and still administer the country in an uncaring, ineffective, inefficient and corrupt manner where it seems UMNOputras could say and do anything and nothing happens.

Rakyat wants a CHANGE for a better. This could only be achieved if the BN government is toppled.

Malaysians are eagerly awaiting for a NEW DAWN to emerge on 916.

photo courtesy of Agenda daily


It was reported that Sin Chew senior reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng was released this afternoon and escorted home to Bukit Mertajam, Penang at 2.30pm by police.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Since yesterday, news of ISA been used to detain political opponents have been heard. The first casualty was MalaysiaToday blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin for his article that the ruling government and religious bodies claims has insulted Islam.

The second casualty is Sin Chew senior reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng, for her news coverage during the eve of Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election where she wrote a news that UMNO Bukit Bendera division chairman, Datuk Ahmad Ismail had mentioned that the Chinese community in Malaysia were mere 'squatters or lodgers' and should not claim for equal treatment. Datuk Ahmad was subsequently suspended by UMNO for 3 years but no action according to the law was undertaken for his sensitive seditious statement.

Thirdly, DAP Member of Parliament and Senior Selangor State Executive Councillor, Teresa Kok was detained due to Malay dailies reporting that she had told mosque officials in Kota Damansara, Sri Serdang and Puchong Jaya to tone down the call to prayer, which she had denied any involvement.

To the surprise of many, the makers of this false statements and reports who had incited racial hate have not been punished but innocent people who are not UMNOputras were detained under the ISA for performing their duties.

It is expected that the ruling Barisan Nasional government which is faced by internal troubles and with the Opposition claiming to topple them by September 16, seem to use this situation to make the rakyat to rise and cause a ruckus so that their actions can be justified, no matter what those actions may be, the rakyat must stand their ground and choose to choose peace.

Then, their plot will not survive.

Malaysians are eagerly awaiting for a NEW DAWN to emerge.


It is reported that Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar had indicated that Sin Chew senior reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng who had covered the Bukit Bendera UMNO division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail's story where Datuk Ahmad had claimed the Chinese community in Malaysia were mere 'squatters or lodgers' may be released as early as today.

It is reported that Tan is current detained at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid did not rule out further arrest.

It is also learned that Datuk Syed Hamid would have a press conference at Bukit Aman later today.

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Teresa Kok (pic....above), a Member of Parliament from the Chinese-based DAP which is a member of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat, had also been arrested under the ISA purportedly for her 'involvement against allegations that she complained about the noise of morning prayers at a mosque in her electorate while she has said the accusation is "preposterous".

Tan Hoon Cheng ( pic..above), a reporter for the Chinese-language Sin Chew Daily, was arrested for reporting on an outburst from a UMNOputra who had called the ethnic Chinese community "squatters".

Tan's report triggered a major row in the Barisan Nasional coalition which is made up of race-based parties. UMNO, which represents majority Muslim Malays, was forced to punish the member responsible by just suspending his party members for 3 years.

It was reported that "her colleagues from Sin Chew Daily are shocked about the arrest," the newspaper said in a statement. "Sin Chew Daily will stand firmly by our editorial position."

It seems that the Barisan Nasional government is indirectly trying to create a 'fear' on the rakyat and Opposition lawmakers.

But whatever the circumstances, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would have to ensure that the BN government is toppled as scheduled on Malaysia Day 16 September.

news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini