Monday, December 15, 2008

Lim Guan Eng Has A Chance In A Lifetime

I envy him. Lim Guan Eng that is. He is free from any political encumbrance manifested by UMNO or MCA. And now he has this one chance in a lifetime.

Lim Guan Eng

To build Penang to be the next Singapore or Hong Kong.

Many have tried and failed. Lim Chong Eu. Koh Tsu Khoon. Is it that difficult?

Penang has everything...

- The seaside
- The hills
- A port
- The history and a multi racial culture
- The immensely good food
- The friendly local people, the expatriate community and good weather
- (what else do you want??)

It is a tourist magnet and a metropolitan city waiting to be born . Yet his predecessors have failed ...

Penang should think small to grow big says SOO EWE JIN

I say this...

Mr Lim, you really do not have to do much

1. Don't play politics
2. Keep Penang clean
3. Give us first class good roads.
4. Upkeep Penang properly (please strictly control MPPP/MPSP)
5. Give us good security (more traffic police and cops on the roads please)

And Penang will do the rest. You can't fail... unless you want to.

P/S: Don't worry too much about sore losers





Who's In and Who's Out in UMNO

You know how some things never change in this country

Who Is In?


Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak)

Why?

He managed to infuriate almost every one in Parliament and insult every other intelligent being on this planet.



Who Is Out?


Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (Former Law Minister)

Why?

He attended an opposition party's dinner function


Or is it because of this letter to our PM?

-Quote
"I believe the people of this country are mature and intelligent enough to distinguish actions that constitute a ‘real’ threat to the country from those that threaten political interests. Malaysians have come know that the ISA is used against political opponents and, it would seem, when the leadership is under challenge either from within the ruling party or from external elements."
-Unquote

Now you know how "very matured" and "developed" nation we have become!



Friday, November 21, 2008

Razak Baginda turns spokesman for Najib

"He will make a good PM"

After being released recently Abdul Razak Baginda is now a spokesman for soon-to-be PM Najib Tun Razak. Declaring that he has been friends all this while with Najib, Abdula Razak says that Najib has never met murdered Mongolian model Altantuya whom Abdul Razak was put in jail for. It just goes to show how important whom your friends are in this country or is it because they share the same Razak in their names??



Time to fly off to Britain and lay low for some time.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

RPK to continue his good work of nation building

Unfazed after being unjustly imprisoned RPK vows to continue his fight

On Friday, High Court judge Justice Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad freed Raja Petra after finding that his two-year detention order under the ISA was unlawful.



When asked if the police had informed him why he was detained, Raja Petra replied they told him it was because he had insulted Islam through an article which demeaned Prophet Muhammad and also because of another article entitled “Let’s send Altantuya’s murderer to hell.”

“The strange thing is, I am already being charged under the Sedition Act for the article on Altantuya, but I was also detained under the ISA for writing it.

“Do they want to charge me or do they want to detain me. I don’t understand.”

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Guinness World Record For Most Corruption Reports Submitted (Malaysia Boleh!)

UMNO looks set to enter the Guinness World Record Books For Most Corruption Cases Reported
PUTRAJAYA: The Umno disciplinary board has been asked to speed up its investigations into the 900 complaints of money politics it has received so that those found guilty would not be able to contest in the party polls next March.


Yeah! We have 900 complaints now!

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said this was decided in a recent meeting between himself, disciplinary board chairman Tan Sri Tengku Ahmad Rithaudeen and party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“The President stressed to us that if possible, we should speed up the probes into these cases so that those found guilty of indulging in money politics would not be able to contest.

“Those who have been elected into their posts will have to step down or acquisce with the disciplinary board’s findings and directives,” he said, adding that the board was also working together with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on investigation into complaints of money politics received during the party’s division meetings.

In the last party polls, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad, the former Federal Territories Minister, had contested and won a vice-president post before being subsequently found guilty of money politics by the board. He was stripped of all his party posts.

Tengku Adnan was commenting on a statement by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that more than 900 complaints had been received so far.

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JR: Maybe they can also enter Ripley's Believe It Or Not?

Ramon Navaratnam: UMNO's money politics will ruin the nation

Abdullah Badawi: Bribery in UMNO out of control



Friday, September 19, 2008

Teresa Kok released!

Our prayers for Teresa have been answered! Malaysia's "security threat" Teresa Kok has been released unconditionally by the police.



“I do not know why I was released today, just as I do not know why I was detained.”

Related:
UMNO supreme council says PM Abdullah is an embarassment and should quit by Oct 9

Karpal to sue Utusan Malaysia for RM10 million


Teresa Kok to sue Utusan and Government too



Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Trying Time For Bloggers

It is so easy to blame your problems on someone else

First it was RPK, now they have gone after Kickdefella

Bloggers, I hope this Pet Shop Boys song will provide some inspiration to all:



The Patsy Kensit version:



Latest: Bursa Malaysia experiences highest 1-day loss



How To Stop Anwar

Is Pak Lah dumb enough to use the ISA?

I bet Anwar is just waiting for Abdullah to use the ISA on him as this would then resurrect nationwide demonstrations and show of support for Anwar which he would only be too happy to bask in.

Pak Lah's cards are few but there is one card he can play to effectively stop Anwar and put an end to to his lofty ambitions without creating a national crisis. He can step down.

As dull as he is, I am sure Pak Lah realizes only too well that his days are numbered and his equally lofty ambition to be recognized as someone who is definitely much more than just a "Bapak Mertua Khairy" has flown off long before the ISA arrests started. Zaid Ibrahim has also pulled the final plug from under him by declaring that there was never any serious attempt by Abdullah to reform the judiciary, which was one of Abdullah's string of empty promises to the nation. Thus his failure as a PM is now clear and evident to all.

With nothing left to show Pak Lah can play his trump card by stepping down. Anwar will not be able to respond to this because then his present nemesis in the form of Najib will then be elevated to PM. UMNO will certainly regroup as a lot of unhappiness in UMNO now stems from the fact that Abdullah is unwilling to step down and no one can do anything about it, not even ex-PM Mahathir. Even if Najib's capabilities are suspect one cannot deny that an UMNO revitalized is definitely something no one in Pakatan wants to see.

Forget about bringing back Mahathir and his gang of geriatric goons. They have had their time. UMNO's fresh blood is as hungry and even more determined than any other member in Pakatan save one. A new UMNO is definitely a threat to Pakatan's dream and will also tone down their bedfellows e.g. MCA and Gerakan whom have now become bolder due to a weakened UMNO.

Meanwhile Anwar knows his time is quickly running out and he must wrest his position before Abdullah gives way to Najib. The iron is still hot while UMNO lies paralyzed with a head which is unable to move its body. A new head would awaken a new soul and Anwar will not want to see how the new body fights.

Will Abdullah play his trump card? Time is running out every minute he delays. Letting go of power is not easy but will he go off in a whimper or will he go off with his enemy slained?

Jeff Ooi: PM Abdullah responds to Anwar by shifting his furniture around



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Anwar Wants PM To Handover The Government Peacefully

Anwar Ibrahim Is Ready To Form The Next Government
Anwar last night said that he has enough lawmakers to form the next government and wants PM Abdullah Badawi to handover the reins for Malaysia peacefully.



Press Conference By Anwar on 16 September 2008

PM Abdullah Badawi unwilling to relinquish position

"We want the transition of power to be done smoothly and peacefully"



Sunday, September 14, 2008

Malaysian Cops to Jail Its Citizens if Their Life Is Threatened

Unable to arrest criminals Malaysian Polis jails innocent citizens instead

The Malaysian Polis have found a new and innovative method to combat crime. Unable to solve the recent increase in crime and criminals they have now found a novel way to reduce crime - jail the citizen so that the crime will not be committed!

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar has explained that Sin Chew reporter Tan Hoon Cheng was detained under ISA as (unbeknownst to her) her life was threatened by "unknown criminals". 16 hours later she was freed as the threat must have been removed by our very efficient Polis! Bravo!

Associated Press: Worldwide condemnation continues for Malaysia's ridiculous arrests

AFP: Malaysian envoy summoned in US to explain crackdown on civilians

IHT: Malysian PM derided for making an Opposition takeover a reality now

Daily Times: Malaysian economy to take a hit due to latest events



Malaysiakini: Teresa Kok's arrest a malicious attempt to stir racial unrest by ruling party

Latest: Malaysian de facto Law Minister quits over ISA detention

Latest: Malaysian PM under immense pressure to step down

Latest: Click here to sign a petition to free Teresa Kok



Saturday, September 13, 2008

Malaysian Government On Verge Of Collapse

Panicking PM arrests RPK, Teresa Kok and Reporter

When you are sinking you pull at whatever you can grasp a hold on. The dying Malaysian government has made a desperate attempt to please its waning supporters by arresting the most vocal of its critic, RPK, prominent opposition MP Teresa Kok and award-winning reporter Tan Hoon Cheng who recently exposed racism and sedition within the ruling party UMNO.



PM Abdullah Badawi lambasted by Malaysians and foreign dignitaries

Worldwide criticisms heaped at Malaysian Prime Minister

Draconian law used against its citizens

Malaysian newspapers to be banned next

An act to intimidate the local media

"Don't ask me to step down"




Thursday, September 11, 2008

Malaysian government to remove ban on Malaysia Today website

Another flip-flop decision by Abdullah's government

The Cabinet has ordered the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) to reinstate access to all blocked websites including Malaysia Today, says Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor.

Ahmad Ismail suspended from all positions
This blogger however believes Ahmad had the right to speak his mind as does anyone else, only problem was he stuck his foot inside his mouth. Who cares what happens to this pathetic NEP end-product...

Muhyiddin calls for PM to step down soon

Mahathir wants to come back


PR to woo MPs holidaying in Taiwan


Sept 20 a better date than Sept 16

Malays will protect their Chinese brothers if UMNO riots



Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ahmad Ismail's Biodata

Looking for more information on UMNO's new poster boy Datuk Ahmad Ismail I uncovered the following:



6 Jan 2006: Ahmad retained as MPPP Councillor

25 May 2006: Datuk Ahmad Ismail stripped of his municipal councillor's position

Datuk Ahmad Ismail declared a bankrupt

Ahmad was a director of Peninsular Metroworks Sdn Bhd, the concessionaire for the RM1.02 billion 7.5km Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR).

"I am just a victim of circumstances and technical error"

Datuk Ahmad Ismail to lose his Bukit Bendera Umno chairman post - Why didn't it happen??

"I have no personal grudge against the Chief Minister"

Penang Ex-Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah said the state will await a detailed report from the Insolvency Department before deciding on Ahmad's fate in Umno

Penang Ex-CM Datuk Koh wary of reinstating Datuk Ahmad

31 May 2006: Datuk Ahmad Ismail reinstated as MPPP councillor

Ahmad Ismail was Anwar's crony

Latest: Ahmad's family owns the Shell Station in front of Gembira Parade in Island Glades, Penang (unconfirmed)




"Malaysian Chinese Are Immigrants"

After 51 years of Independence UMNO has again reminded Malaysian Chinese that they will still be treated as immigrants

After years of being treated "worse" than immigrants UMNO has now confirmed that they have "elevated" the status of Malaysian Chinese to "immigrants". Wow! This must be such a great 51st Merdeka present to some Malaysian Chinese whose status has been deemed worse than immigrants all these years. Maybe now it will be easier for them to get their IC/MyKad or their citizenship compared to an ordinary Indonesian!


UMNO Division Chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail says that "the Chinese are immigrants and therefore cannot be given the same privileges"

UMNO State Chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa defends Ahmad's statement


MCA says statement is seditious, UMNO says "No, its' not!"

Tian Chua; The entire UMNO by-election campaign in Permatang Pauh was runned on racism

Gerakan says UMNO is "reaching a point of no return"


Police reports lodged against Ahmad

Police "cannot locate" Ahmad


UMNO Dinosaur President and PM refuses to apologize for Ahmad's statement

Deputy PM and PM-in-waiting apologizes to the Chinese

Najib's apology is "inadequate and unacceptable"

Lim Kit Siang: Remember (Malaysian Chinese immigrant) Namewee's case where even a song was deemed seditious and his apology was NOT accepted

PDC lodges corruption report against Ahmad for missing RM500,000.00

Ahmad now owns 2 bungalows and stays in a high-class apartment in Tanjung Tokong - I wonder which "immigrant" built his bungalows for him??

Looks like another one of the typical UMNO's poster boys. Hail to the new UMNO hero!



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Malaysia Today website banned

Government orders ISPs to block access to Malaysia Today

I have not been able to acces RPK's website for the past few days - now I know why. Of course the internet being free, you can get around this (info courtesy of Jeff Ooi) by going to:-

http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com

http://mt.m2day.org/2008/

The "offending" article that got MT blocked

In other news:-

More calls for PM Badawi to resign for BN's failure in Permatang Pauh by-election - "Its the only way to save the party"

From Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a potential challenger to the Father-in-Law for Umno presidency:

"It is time to face the music: it is we who have been buried," he said.

"Our leadership is rejected by the rakyat and, moreover, is rejected by our own members. BN's vote count was less than the number of Umno members in the constituency.

"Within and among our component parties we ran a poorly coordinated and listless campaign against a motivated opposition.

"What scraps of credibility the prime minister and his deputy had left after March 8 are gone," he added.

From Mukhriz Dr Mahathir, the potential challenger to the Son-in-Law for a post in Pemuda Umno:

"I think Abdullah should strongly consider for all our sakes, to step down now," he told AFP.

"This is a second time that the Malaysian people have given a clear message, with the first at the general elections. It is a rejection of the present leader and he must leave now."

SD: Deputy PM Najib swearing on Quran a mockery as he is a practising Hindu



Sunday, August 17, 2008

Anwar Starts His Campaign

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has launched his bid to return to parliament.

Mr Anwar was cheered by thousands of supporters as he filed papers to contest a seat in the northern province of Penang.



The opposition alliance headed by Mr Anwar enjoyed unprecedented support in a general election in March.

But he has since been charged with sodomising a male aide - an accusation he says is politically motivated.

In spite of the charge, Mr Anwar has vowed to press ahead with his effort to end the 51-year reign of Malaysia's Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition.

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More gutter politics surface as Anwar's saga continues:-

Malaysian doctor ruled out sodomy for Anwar's aide

Doctor is now missing and sacked from hospital

"A desperate act by the ruling party"

Even more desperate - Anwar's detractors using the Quran to fish for votes


Malaysian Catholic newspaper warned regarding editorial on Anwar

Malaysians are fed-up of BN using Saiful as a lame tool against Anwar




Saiful to campaign for BN on how it feels to be sodomized



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Anwar arrested for putting Malaysian government to shame

One-sided debate shows Anwar's prowess and reveals failure of the government to control down trending economy

Malaysian police have to day arrested Anwar Ibrahim one day after he stole the shine from PM Abdullah Badawi's government. Anwar was arrested in front of his house the day after he gave a stirring performance against a lackluster Information Minister Shabery Cheek who could not hold the weight of Anwar's continuous revelations of the goverment's missteps in handling the nation's economy.

Malaysians all over laughed at the Information Minister's inability to counter the former Deputy Prime Minister's strongly worded and well prepared arguments. Even government officials were seen embarrassed as the Information Minister sidestepped crucial questions about the economy from the panel and tried to accuse Anwar for his personal misgivings instead.



Malaysians give Anwar thumbs up for winning the debate



Malaysian government defends setting up a blockade in front of Parliament

Malaysian PM "barricades himself" behind Parliament fearing Anwar's supporters

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has defended the police for setting up road blocks around the city in anticipation of a public demonstration, causing massive traffic jams Monday.



The Prime Minister instead blamed the traffic jams to those who planned to hold demonstrations and said the police were only doing their job in maintaining order and public safety.

“The police are trying to reduce hindrances and reduce traffic jams (that would be caused by the demonstration) too,” he said, adding that businesses and shops affected by demonstrations held inside the city expected the police to ensure disturbances were kept at bay.

“But at the same time the demonstrators say police have no business disturbing them. The police have a responsibility in ensuring there is no trouble and all is safe for the public,” he said.

Abdullah reminded the demonstrators that he had advised them to hold their rallies at stadiums where “they can scream at the top of their voice and “not at these places (in the streets) because people have the right to go about their business in peace.”


Paranoid government causes massive jams in KL city center


Malaysian Parliament turned into war zone


Opposition: Rally? What rally?




Friday, July 11, 2008

Malaysians vote of no confidence to their Prime Minister

Pakatan files no-confidence motion

The opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition (claiming to represent the Malaysian public) has today moved an urgent motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The PM has earlier announced that he will not leave his post for another 2 years on believing that Malaysians still want him as their Prime Minister.



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Monday, July 07, 2008

It's Payback Time, Penang

Federal Government Cuts 80% Off Penang's Budget Allocation

GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s Federal Government allocation for development has been cut by almost 80% after the 9th Malaysia Plan (9MP) mid-term review in June and the state government is demanding an explanation.

“In 2006, the state’s development allocation under the 9MP was set at RM6.152bil out of the total allocation of RM200bil, which roughly equals to 3.1%.

“After the mid-term review, the allocation has been cut by some RM4.7bil despite the 9MP’s increased total allocation to RM230bil. Currently, Penang’s allocation stands at RM1.452bil or 0.6% of the total allocation,” said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the cut in allocation was aimed at punishing Penangites.

“The state is very dissatisfied and angry with the Federal Government’s acts that are no different from acts of sabotage on Penang’s economy,” he said.

JR: "This is what you get for rejecting BN" seems to be the message here. I guess this is what we deserved for "creating history" in Penang. There is nothing for Penangites to worry about though, as BN has only one more term to go before they are HISTORY. Anyway, you can't miss something you never had, or never wished for!




Thursday, July 03, 2008

Razak Baginda's PI Implicates Najib

Breaking News: Najib sexually involved with Altantuya

Abdul Razak Baginda's private investigator Balasubramaniam has signed a statutory declaration stating that Najib and the late Mongolian model/whatever has had sexual relation prior to the event of her murder.

Read the Malaysiakini report (heavy traffic)

Read the statutory declaration

View the video



Reuters: Najib met with Anwar's accuser

WSJ: Najib facing increasing turmoil

Malaysian Star: Najib: "Anwar's sodomy case should be heard first"



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Malaysian Government bars reporters from Parliament

Bid to prevent no-confidence vote on Malaysian Prime Minister from being reported

In a desperate bid to prevent reporters from reporting on a possible no confidence vote on the Prime Minister, the Malaysian government today set up a barricade to prevent reporters from entering the Parliament.

Preparing for motion of no confidence

Campaign to topple PM Abdullah

Fresh allegations linking Deputy PM Najib's wife to Altantuya's case

RPK playing high stakes poker

Malaysian Police more likely to "jail the messenger", again



Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bait Taken - Hook , Line and Sinker

Ezam Rejoins UMNO



Comments withheld



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Penang Gerakan admits launching unapproved projects

PM Abdullah Badawi forced to launch unapproved projects in Penang

Gerakan's VP Dr Teng Hock Nan today admitted PM Abdullah Badawi was invited to launch PGCC even though the project has not been approved by local authorities! This makes one wonders what are other projects in Penang they have launched without approval!!

Dr Teng in admitting this tried to save himself by blaming Penang new CM Lim Guan Eng for exposing this fact. Another stab into Gerakan's heart by its own people.

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Elsewhere: MCA's President Ong Ka Ting accused by senior party member for snooping on his deputies

Elsewhere: Sabah MPs waiting for the right time to make crossover to PR to form new government

Karim Raslan: "No one is in charge of Malaysia right now..."

Are we seeing the final last days of Abdullah and Najib?


Also read: Lee Kah Choon quits Gerakan to helm Invest Penang

Latest: Rhina Bhar quits Gerakan after 30 years citing racial discrimination



Friday, April 18, 2008

Malaysian Indians still being ostracized

Malaysian Home Minister to deprive 100 Makkal Ossai employees of their jobs

Giving very flimsy excuse Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar shows off his newly acquired power by punishing Tamil newspaper Makkal Ossai for their support towards the Opposition parties during the recently concluded general elections.

By refusing to extend their permit he has managed to exact Barisan's revenge on the recalcitrant media by effectively closing them down. This will indeed go to show the mainstream media who is in power and to remind them that they will still have to support Barisan (if they want their permits, and they do not want to lose their jobs) unless when the day comes where Barisan is completely removed from the government.


This is what happens when you don't report anything good about BN

Samy Vellu: No one wants to help the Indians



Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pak Lah: Don't Blame Me

I am just the president , the members are to blame

Malaysian PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has absolve himself from any blame in the recent defeat of Barisan Nasional in 2 states. In refusing to blame himself as the cause the PM said it was all due to other UMNO members sabotaging the party and NOT himself. The PM was quick to shift the blame to his own party members after a closed-door briefing session with about 1,000 Umno grassroots leaders at the Putra World Trade Centre on Sunday.


"UMNO members apologising to Abdullah?"

PM Abdullah was adamant that if UMNO collapses after the recent election, he has nothing to do with it and didn't want to be seen as the reason why UMNO and his Barisan counterparts did so badly in the recent election. As a mark of his statemanship the PM elaborated that sabotage by UMNO members could not be attributed to his weak leadership nor his inability to control his own members.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

What went wrong for UMNO

Joceline Tan lays it out for UMNO in case they are still too arrogant to admit it:-

Like they say, "the writing was on the wall", but UMNO chosed to ignore the signs and believed in the hype created by their own media dogs (e.g. The Star and Zainuddin Maidin) until they ultimately believed they were too powerful to be brought down. The Star has now began to change their tune (is it the fear of a backlash?) and Zam should start to learn from history himself.

“We give good service but we've been dealing with the symptoms, not the root causes. A classic case was Chew Mei Fun losing to Tony Pua,” said Sim. MCA's Chew, a former parliamentary secretary, was famous for her dedicated service in PJ Utara. But the DAP argued so well that Parliament is for legislators who can talk about national issues and not a “YB Longkang” that her campaign literally went down the drain.

Even Gerakan, which started off as the voice of conscience, lost its way when it allowed the politics of the day to take over. Said Penang Gerakan politician Teng Chang Yeow: “We keep asking the Chinese for full support so that they will be wellrepresented in government. But wasn't that what they gave us in 2004, total support? Now you know why they're fed-up!

“Leaders like Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and Khairy Jamaluddin must realise this. People equated their behaviour with Umno's inability to change with the times. If an Oxford-educated guy still talks like an Umno politician of 10 years ago, what hope do we have for the rest of Umno?”

Khairy Jamaluddin
"I don't have any property in Penang!"

“The writing is on the wall. We cannot hesitate over reforms. I won't say the Opposition will do much better than us but they can't do worse than us,” said Dr Sak.

Our highly acute Ex-Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin of course sums it best on what went wrong for UMNO by just opening his mouth:

I do not believe SMS and blogs had a huge impact on the recently-concluded general election.

It (outcome of the general election) could be more of a protest the people had in mind – to vent their anger on the government.

It is a fact that there are more people owning a mobile phone than a computer.

It is common for the village folk to receive SMS nowadays but again some may not know how to retrieve them.


Zainuddin Maidin

Dr M: Is UMNO so lacking in talent that we can't find someone to replace the present PM?

Zam: Don't blame me, blame Dr M


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

UMNO vs Royalty

It's now down to the wire as Pak Lah takes on the Royalty with guns blazing while Ku Li eggs him on to his imminent downfall and Che Det watches from the shadows with bated breath. This has all the trimmings of a Hollywood blockbuster. It's not hard to see who will be the Last Man Standing.

 
 
Images downloaded from Kickdefella

Kickdefella has the roundup on the high drama happening over the high seas in Terengganu and over the hot pit lanes in Sepang.

RPK gives his account on how Son-In-Law and Patrick Lim fits into the picturesque scene in Terengganu


Monday, March 24, 2008

"Azalina Bukan Wanita"

Rafidah doubts Azalina's gender as Malaysian politicians get serious

UMNO's veteran politician Rafidah Aziz gets down to serious business after reeling from the recent elections by tackling the nation's numero uno issue of all time: "Is (Ex-Sports Minister) Azalina a Wanita (woman)?"

Everyone knows UMNO is in deep shit nowadays and thus UMNO Wanita President takes the bull by the horns by openly inquiring about UMNO Wanita's Ex-Youth President's gender which has long been under the scrutiny of all disturbed Malaysians.



Never has the Rafidah had to go head-to-head to solve the nation's most serious problem of all time, more serious than the AP issue, more worrisome than AFTA, more ignominious than the scalping of Barisan...

"Is Azalina a woman or not?"


Monday, March 17, 2008

UMNO tries to stir racial tension after losing the election

PM Abdullah Badawi losing control of UMNO amidst being snubbed by the Sultan of Perlis

PM Abdullah Badawi's days are numbered as he grows increasingly out of touch with his own party. 3 days ago UMNO members planned and executed a protest rally in Penang as he sat and watched (or did he sleep through it?) without lifting a finger. This coming from the Executive who disallowed any form of protest from the Opposition prior to the just concluded election. This coming from a man who said that he worked very hard and would be fair to all Malaysians. 3 days after the protest there has not been a word coming out from him.

Spot the missing link among the 3 images below:-







Answer: FRU
Images downloaded from Susan Loones' Blog

Penang UMNO: Those were OUR projects, you CAN"T have it!

Penang new CM: "No more lawatan sambil belajar!"


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Going, Going, Gone.

The 2008 General Election has indeed served a delightful bouquet of surprises to the Malaysian public and we can't wait to bid goodbye to dirty old rags:-

Goodbye to Gerakan Acting President Koh Tsu Koon

Goodbye (soon?) to MIC President Samy Vellu

MCA to kick out their President Ong Ka Ting

And finally will UMNO have enough balls to also kick out their President and PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi?

So far only Dr Koh has been the ONLY politician with honour and we respect him for that. The rest are still clinging on to their posts and if they really know what's good for their party and not for themselves they should now do the honourable thing and not wait for others to kick them out.

Malaysians Vote On Whether Pak Lah Should Resign



Monday, March 10, 2008

Interesting facts about the 2008 Election

Reprinted from Malaysiakini.com:-

Barisan Nasional only gained about 51 percent of the popular vote from the 7.9 million ballots cast on Saturday.

However, it took 63 percent of the seats contested - or 140 of 222 seats in Parliament.

Interestingly, its peninsula-wide popular vote was only 49.79 percent, which effectively means that the opposition received the majority vote in this part of the country.

However, when converted to parliamentary seats, BN has 85 of the constituencies in the peninsula, while the opposition bagged 80.

Almost 40 percent of the BN's seats are in Sabah and Sarawak - 55 out of 140.

In 2004, BN won about 64 percent of the popular vote nationwide and 92 percent of the 219 parliamentary seats on offer then.

As the dust settles on the 12th general election, we highlight a number of quirky facts and figures.

Election trivia

* The youngest candidate was PKR’s Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who is 26. He defeated Seri Setia incumbent Seripa Noli Syed Hussin.

* The oldest candidate was grandma Maimun Yusuf, 89, who contested in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat. She lost her deposit.


UMNO's 89-year old adversary

* 56 also-rans from opposition parties and independent candidates lost their deposits after failing to secure one-eighth of the votes cast.

* The largest majority was won by DAP’s Teresa Kok against BN’s Carol Chew, by 36,492 votes in the Seputeh parliamentary seat in Kuala Lumpur.

* The smallest majority was just 14 votes for BN’s Hamdi Abu Bakar who beat Abu Bakar Haji Hussain of PAS in the Pengkalan Baharu state seat in Perak.

* Four pivotal players in the Lingam tape scandal also won: Loh Gwo Burne (who recorded the footage), Wee Choo Keong (lawyer who represented VK Lingam’s brother during the inquiry) and R Sivarasa and Sim Tze Tzin (listed as witnesses but eventually not called). All four are from PKR.

* There will be two ‘lone rangers’ in Parliament: Zulhasnan Rafique, the sole BN survivor in Kuala Lumpur’s 11 parliamentary seats - he took Setiawangsa; and DAP’s Chong Chieng Jen who won Bandar Kuching in Sarawak - the remaining 30 parliamentary seats went to BN.

* The biggest number of candidates was in the Sukau state seat, Sabah, where eight candidates ran, including five Independents.


Debutant politicians


Prominent blogger Jeff Ooi - whose campaign was done online and funds were raised through his website - won the Jelutong parliamentary seat in Penang for DAP.

Other bloggers are Tony Pua (DAP, Petaling Jaya Utara parliamentary seat), Elizabeth Wong (PKR, Bukit Lanjan state seat) and Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (PKR, Seri Setia state seat).

Civil society activists who succeeded were Charles Santiago (DAP, water-privatisation issues), Edward Lee (DAP, local community), Elizabeth Wong and R Sivarasa (PKR, human rights).

Biggest blows

The losses in BN component parties will result in vacancies in various ministries, forcing a cabinet reshuffle.

Ministers

* S Samy Vellu (Works Ministry)

* Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Women, Family and Community Development Ministry)

* Zainuddin Maidin (Information Ministry)

* Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (Rural and Territory Development Ministry)

Deputy ministers

* Chia Kwang Chye (Information Ministry)

* G Palanivel (Women, Family and Community Development)

* Tan Chai Ho (Home Ministry)

* V Veerasingam (Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry)

* S Sothinathan (Natural Resources and Environment Ministry)

* Donald Lim (Tourism Ministry)

* Fu Ah Kiow (Internal Security Ministry)

* M Kayveas (Prime Minister’s Department)

Parliamentary secretaries

* Chew Mei Fun (Women, Family and Community Development Ministry)

* P Komala Devi (Education Ministry)

* Lee Kah Choon (Health Ministry)

* Ng Lip Yong (Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry)

* S Vigneswaran (Youth and Sports Ministry)

* Rahman Ibrahim (Home Ministry)

* Dr Mohd Ruddin Ab Ghani (Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry)

* Yew Teong Look (Federal Territories Ministry)

The full team from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry all lost in the polls.

All top MIC leaders were wiped out - president, deputy presidents, two vice-presidents, women's chief and youth chief (one of the three vice-presidents, KS Nijar, did not contest).

Post-election quotes

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, quoted in Star today


Some mentris besar in the past spent half-a-million ringgit to renovate their offices. Such things cannot be an example in this new administration.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, Lembah Pantai MP at a press conference yesterday


(On whether she will vacate the seat to force a by-election so that her father, Anwar Ibrahim, can re-enter politics after a five-year ban): I have already started working in my constituency. The question does not arise.

PPP president M Kayveas, quoted in Star today

Prior to the elections, Barisan Nasional had kept on telling people to show their dissatisfaction through the ballot box. Now they have really shown it.

Sungai Petani losing BN candidate Zainuddin Maidin, quoted in Star today

It is not that they love PKR or PAS more that they voted against me.

The Chinese showed their resentment because of the economic backlash they often complained about. So, PAS and PKR should not be overly proud of their win (in Kedah).

The people may have to pay a price for their decision.


Election postmortem by Bridget Welsh (assistant professor in Southeast Asian studies at John Hopkins University)



Enter the new Menteri Besars (Chief Ministers)

NST Reports:-

Kedah PAS Commissioner, Azizan Abdul Razak, 64, is expected to be sworn in as the Kedah's Menteri Besar today while the 77-year-old Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, PAS Spritual Leader, is almost certain to helm the Kelantan government.

In a surprise move, PAS, DAP and PKR took the first step towards forming a coalition government in Perak by nominating Perak Pas Liaison Secretary Ir Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin who won the Pasir Panjang state seat, as Perak's Menteri Besar.

In Penang, Chief Minister designate, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is going to achieve something his father Lim Kit Siang had only dreamt, fought and failed to accomplish with his few “Tanjong” projects to wrest the island state.

In Selangor, former Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s chief executive officer, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has emerged the front runner to be the new Menteri Besar of Selangor after the opposition party won 36 of the 56 seats at stake.


BN's "body count" from the aftermath of the Malaysian Election Tsunami

Ministers given the early retirement boot by the People of Malaysia


Datuk Samy Vellu (MIC President and Minister of Works)


Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (Gerakan Acting President and Chief Minister of Penang)


Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Binti Abdul Jalil (UMNO Wanita Vice President and Minister of Women Affairs)


Datuk Seri Zainuddin bin Maidin (UMNO MP and Minister of Information)


Datuk M. Kayveas (PPP President and Deputy Minister in PM's Department)

The Star ("The People's Paper"): Sorry, we didn't see it coming



Sunday, March 09, 2008

Election Results 2008 in Penang

The Opposition has won 29 of the 40 state seats to enable them to set up the new state government while BN manages 11 out of 40.

For parliamentary seats the Opposition has won 11 out of 13 while BN won 2 out of 13.


What hit me?

Latest: The aftermath of a political tsunami



Saturday, March 08, 2008

Election 2008 Results

NST Tabular Results - very slow in updating

NST Election Results Summary


Star Tabular Results - very slow in updating

Malaysiakini Polls Live Update - very heavy traffic

Malaysiakini Polls Live Update - mirror server

Live updates from DAP

Official: Penang, Kedah and Kelantan has fallen to the Opposition

Official: Selangor falls

Official: Perak falls

Final Tally:

Parliamentary Seats

State Seats


Hilary Clinton supports a stronger Opposition in Malaysia

The US Democrats are rooting for a big "Opposition" win this time around:


Go, go go! Let's give the ruling party a big farewell!

NST: Election day today! Don't forget to cast your vote

The Star: MCA will TRY to have more say in the government

The Star: Dr Koh will ACCEPT the post of Senator if he loses Batu Kawan

The Star: BN confident of a BIGGER win in Penang!



Friday, March 07, 2008

The Opposition has delivered even BEFORE the election started

PM Abdullah Badawi asks Malaysians to give the Opposition more voice!

Even before the election starts the Opposition has delivered to the people by making Barisan more worried about ACTUALLY serving the public and more conscious about their own actions, as was reflected by PM Badawi's speech last night.

By squeezing the ruling coalition tight the Opposition has managed to force the ruling coalition to agree and to implement the following in just after a few days of hard campaigning. It just shows how important a strong opposition is for the good of this country.

The Opposition has shown they are truly fighting for the people and their achievements so far:

Najib to ensure price of petrol will NOT increase anymore

State government to ensure Penang bridge toll will NOT increase


Najib promises to do more for the neglected Indian community


Teng Chang Yeow works for the first time after 4 years in office!
"Now Everyone Can Progress"


There is now no doubt as to why a strong opposition is needed to ensure BN carries out all their pledges.

Dr M: Why Malaysia needs a stronger Opposition

Latest: 60,000 crowd at DAP's final showdown in Penang

Latest: More pictures of People Power in Penang

Fatbidin: The night DAP created an earthquake in Penang

TVSmith: My ceramah is BIGGER than your ceramah-lah...


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Penangites will vent their anger by disposing Gerakan

MCA will also be caught in the crossfire

While Penangites know very well that MCA assemblymen have been working much harder then their Gerakan counterparts, the failure of Gerakan as the ruling party will mean that Penang voters are wanton to reject all BN candidates in the hope of a total change in the governance of Penang. Penangites know very well that for Penang to change for the better BN should not be allowed to interfere and that would mean TOTAL REJECTION of all BN candidates.

Most Penangites have made up their minds (perceived as an uncanny silence by the ruling coalition) that to ensure an Opposition victory would mean they would have to help them win BOTH the parliamentary AND the state seats. There would not be any more sympathy votes for BN. Even retirees are fed up as their requests for a more caring government had not been met and most of them would NOT be voting this time as they don't want to vote for the Opposition either.

BN can only blame themselves for trying to brainwash Penangites for so long. Even having a Prime Minister from Penang had meant nothing to them with NO REAL development seen on the island state for the past 4 years. They are not going to be fooled again either by Pak Lah's sweet talk or by the mass media or by The Star's disgusting daily assault on the intelligence of Penang voters.

NST: MCA needs help to counter backlash

Azmi Shahrom: Don't vote for a politician to clean up your drains. That is NOT his job but the job of the local municipal council

Penang needs a CM with more power

Final Call For Penangites To Save Penang

Latest: DAP's pledge to the people of Penang



Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Investors dump Malaysian shares on fears of BN suffering a massive defeat

Foreign selling causing fall in Bursa

Foreign investors lead the pack by dumping Malaysian shares across the board as the KLCI dropped below 1300 points. The key Bursa index has fallen by almost 200 points from its high in January and has continued to fall since the Malaysian PM announced the coming election. Analysts say the drop in Malaysian shares were more severe compared to other Asian markets.

Market traders say that rumours of BN receiving unfavorable forecast reports for its election campaign in most of the states has caused jitters among mainly foreign investors while local investors continue to hold their position owing to the feel good hype created by the BN election machinery. BN is not expected to lose its majority stake but investors say that it is not impossible for BN to lose a few states including Penang and that would mean major policy changes again in Malaysia.

Malaysiakini: Dr M believes Opposition will decrease BN's majority stake

Steven Gan: BN will not lose big as cheating has begun

Wong Chun Wai: KL, Penang and Perak voters have a right to be angry and to vote for the Opposition as we are a democracy!


Gerakan increasingly worried of Indian voters

Gerakan's promises to Indian community not kept in Penang

How can you represent the Indian community when there is not one single Indian state assemblyman nominated? Gerakan which prides itself as a "multiracial party" is now in a bind as Dr Koh Tsu Koon obviously is not an Indian although he tries hard to be like one. Even Dr Teng Hock Nan has to be roped in to help him out as Dr Teng speaks a "smattering" of Tamil. This is how ridiculous Gerakan has become.

Worse still Dr Koh was seen driving away from a group of Indian protesters in Nibong Tebal and not willing to stop to meet them and to hear them out. Obviously Nibong Tebal is far away (not so far actually) from his newly encamped position in Batu Kawan and he couldn't be bothered to hear their grouses as they are definitely not related to any contract opportunities.



"He thinks that we in Batu Kawan are unaware with his miserable record as a chief minister without any power"

Malaysiakini: Dr Koh may lose Batu Kawan seat

Bernama: Only the PM is allowed to make empty promises to the people



Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Newsflash: RPK in Penang tonight

Don't miss RPK in Penang tonite - LIVE!!

RPK will be the special guest (with Haris Ibrahim & Ronnie Liu) at the following ceramah tonight, Tuesday 4/3/08:

8pm: Kampung Paya (Bagan)

9pm: Chai Leng park playground (Prai)

10:30pm: Lengkok Burma (Pulau Tikus)

11:15pm: Hye Keat estate (Air Putih)

Get everyone out to hear RPK on his special visit to Penang. Don't miss it!

Newsflash: Malaysiakini.com is now FREE to read (1 week only)

Latest: Polis stops RPK from going to Penang island

Latest: Video of RPK at DAP ceramah in Prai



Anwar Ibrahim returns as BN's worst nightmare

Did you notice that the major newspapers do not have any pictures of Anwar's ceramahs? Did you ALSO notice that the major newspapers DO NOT have any pictures of BN's ceramahs either?? The reason is because there is NO crowd in their own ceramahs while EVERYONE is thronging into Anwar's ceramahs being held all over the country.

Derided by BN as from being a traitor to a chameleon Anwar is now in his element as he reaches out to help ALL the Opposition parties in campaigning for them. Whether he is speaking to a Chinese, Indian or to rural Malays he is getting tremendous support and applause each time he speaks out against the ruling coalition.

Anwar will be BN's worst nightmare because:
"BN's criticism against him will have NO EFFECT as he is NOT CONTESTING!"


Anwar in Penang


Anwar in Pahang


Anwar in Puchong


Anwar in Selayang

Anwar: BN will fall in Penang

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Catch a Anwar ceramah near you



Monday, March 03, 2008

DAP's Jeff Ooi reveals a RM 1 billion bribe from Dr Koh

Explosive Expose: Dr Koh's RM 1 billion payoff to Motorola

It would have been a beautiful parting gift from Dr Koh to the people of Penang. A RM350 million investment from long time investor Motorola to expand its plant in Bayan Lepas. It would go into Dr Koh's Report Card as another feather in his featherless cap.

Motorola Penang

However, Dr Koh's so called "achievement" was not meant to be when it was revealed today that he together in cahoots with the PM has promised Motorola a RM 1 billion contract in return for the RM350 million investment and a promise to delay Motorola's impending departure from Penang by ceasing all its operation. Failing to do that would have been "politically very detrimental especially in the run-up to the general elections".

Read Jeff's exclusive report

Read Malaysiakini's expose




MCA losing more Chinese support

Why does MCA has to fight for more Chinese schools? Why don't they just plan for it since they are in the Government? Or is MCA NOT in the Government?

This was an interesting question posed by DAP members during a recent debate with MCA. Malaysia's Deputy Education Minister and MCA stalwart was at a loss in answering the questions above. Why can't MCA just plan and build more Chinese schools instead of having to fight tooth-and-nail everytime with UMNO? Why does MCA accuses DAP of just talking and talking as there is nothing much DAP can do as they are NOT elected into the Parliament? Why is it that MCA who represents the ruling coalition cannot even implement a decent education policy for Chinese schools after all these years they are in the Government?

So, what has MCA done all this while except to get token contributions during election time? What has MCA done all this while as UMNO continues to have the final say on everything? What has MCA done all this while when after 50 years of independence there is still NO CHANCE for a Chinese to become an Education Minister, a Home Affairs Minister nor a Deputy Prime Minister not to mention NO CHANCE at all for a Chinese Malaysian (or an Indian or a Kadazan) to become the Prime Minister in Malaysia?