Monday, December 19, 2011

Attacks on UMNO increasing at an alarming rate

UMNO comes under attack from students

About 500 protestors, mostly students, marched to Umno's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today in a lively protest demanding greater academic freedom.

The students took part in a march and handed over two memoranda to Suhakam and the Government, demanding, among others, the abolition of the controversial University and University Colleges Act (UUCA).
Solidariti Mahasiswa Malaysia (SMM) chairman Ahmad Syukri Abdul Razab, who led the procession yesterday, said the students wanted to send a message to the Government that they would not put up with restrictions to academic freedom that had been “worsening of late”.

“Lecturers have even been restricted from voicing out academic views. This Act also restricts students from involving themselves in the country's democratic system,” he claimed, adding that around 500 students from all over the country had participated in the rally.

They marched from Suhakam's office at Jalan Sultan Ismail to the Umno headquarters at Menara Datuk Onn where they handed over the second memorandum to Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah at about 4pm.

Police aided the movement by helping to direct traffic and clear the way for the march.

Ahmad Syukri praised the actions of the police, saying it showed Malaysians were mature enough to hold peaceful street demonstrations.

The students also lowered a flag bearing the Prime Minister's image at Menara Datuk Onn and raised the SMM flag during the afternoon protest.

Ahmad Syukri said the memoranda contained six demands, including abolishing the UUCA, Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976 (Act 174) and Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555); allowing university students the freedom to speak out and manage campus elections, societies and activities; and to participate in politics.

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Students refuse to apologise fro bringing down Najib's flag 

Ex-CID Chief accuses Najib of creating strife among Malays

Latest: Another UMNO minister in trouble for corruption

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It is Corrupt As Usual in UMNO

Senior Minister unabashedly proud of family's corrupted reputation in General Assembly

UMNO's General Assembly got up to speed when Minister Shahrizat blatantly showed off her family's prowess at gaining the upper hand in obtaining government handouts.  It was "business as usual" as UMNO members applauded Shshrizat's tenacity and gung-ho attitude in what many will see as typical UMNO arrogance, pride and the "I deserve it" attitude in obtaining handouts from a government under their control.

"I need the condos for my cows"

Don't challenge my right to riches, ok? 

Worse still, almost 99.99% of UMNO members think there’s nothing wrong with the RM250 million scandal which saw the taxpayers money were used instead to purchase luxury condo, overseas trips, plots of land, half a million ringgit Mercedes Benz CLS 350 CGI and whatnot.

Instead what was seen was envy of Shahrizat’s new found fortune, whereby the delegates from UMNO Wanita OPENLY urged Najib administration to allocate (more like giveaway) projects to the women wing as well!

"The latest RM250 million NFC Cowgate scandal was awarded to Shahrizat’s family, led by her husband and three children, all of whom know nuts about cattle-rearing except eating beef-satay. It’s amusing that Shahrizat shamelessly, proudly and arrogantly declare that her family deserves it because they were hard-working. " But then, this is UMNO and in UMNO you have to show off what you reap from the rakyat.

And in this Bolehland it is indeed laughable to see the problem being passed on from the Auditor General which first discovered the crime, to MACC who refused to investigate a senior minister and passed the buck to the Police which of course will prescribe the usual "no evidence found" solution! And now in this General Assembly the perpetrator tries to blame everyone else while her boss (another cow - Moohyiddin) tries to defend her to protect his own crimes.

Mahathir "worried" about his legacy of corruption

The Star: Shahrizat challenges ordinary Malaysians to "topple" her

A Celebration of the Corrupt, Racist and Abuse of Power

Blatant misuse of government funds to enrich family members

Nope, nothing changed. UMNO GA is still a gathering of Morons

Latest: Malaysia's CPI slips down again (Thanks, UMNO!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

BN has every reason to fear Guan Eng

Bloomberg's reports on Penang's progress has BN trembling

In the first seven months of 2011, Penang won 3.6 billion ringgit ($1.2 billion) of approved foreign manufacturing investment, ahead of the 3.4 billion ringgit that went to Selangor, the state that surrounds the capital Kuala Lumpur, a government report showed last month.

It’s not the first time the state has set the pace for technology investment in Malaysia. Penang, a base for the spread of British influence in the 18th century, was the center of a manufacturing push in Malaysia’s shift from rubber and tin production in the 1970s, attracting companies including Intel Corp. (INTC) and Robert Bosch to assemble chips and build car radios.

Penang’s economic resurgence may bolster the opposition alliance’s claim it can be an alternative to the National Front, which has run the country since independence from British rule in 1957. A national election may be called with 60 days’ notice at the discretion of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“A lot of this has to do with the dynamism of the chief minister,” said Ong Kian Ming, a political analyst at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and columnist for the Edge newspaper.

Lim has managed to keep Penang attractive for international companies even as Najib focuses federal support on regions such as Johor and Sarawak, where his ruling coalition has among its biggest parliamentary-seat majorities.

Penang had 16 percent of the country’s approved foreign manufacturing investment from 2006 to March this year, government data show. The state, a tourist destination with beach resorts and a colonial-era town designated as a United Nations World Heritage site, made up 8.1 percent of Malaysia’s gross domestic product in 2009, based on constant prices.

The change in government meant that you have reenergized this place,” said Chris Ong, who owns boutique hotels converted from heritage buildings in Penang. “The old state government was here for far too long.”

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Who is suposed to vote in Malaysia?

Unless you are an immigrant this government is not interested in your vote

What do you expect if you spend money, sweat and tears to get Malaysians to go out and vote? Let's say you even produced a video and distributed in on YouTube. Why, of course the Malaysian government would want to ban it! How dare you ask Malaysians to vote?

Ban on Pete Teo's UNDILAH! video on all state TV stations

Producer says the ban is ridiculous 

However, if you are an illegal/legal immigrant you are always welcome as we (BN) need your vote very much, thank you!

600,000 foreigners made eligible to vote for BN

Election Commission denies being involved in citizenship-for-votes scam

FREE MyKads for immigrants

Bangladeshis deprived of their voting "rights"

Muhyiddin: Malaysians should be grateful and vote for BN

As usual, Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin says everything is under (BN) control!

Only the women have balls in Gerakan

Gerakan Wanita calls for Koh Tsu Koon to quit while the men remains silent

Gerakan's president has received a tongue lashing from the women for under performing and only interested in being Najib's sycophant ("Kodak moments" as Joceline Tan puts it so well!).

In a thinly-veiled but stinging attack on Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon, the party's Wanita chief Tan Lian Hoe said that the wing was embarrassed over the party's weak leadership.

Gerakan Wanita ashamed of their President

JR: We hear you and we are all ashamed of Koh and BN too! That's why we in Penang booted Gerakan out!

Joceline Tan: No leadership seen in Gerakan and none forthcoming


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where were you on August 31?

Najib slips out quietly to Perth on Independence Day while exhorting the nation to spend thriftly

While this may be old news to many, I just caught this article where he made the following comments while in Perth on a supposedly private visit (but using Malaysian government's money, no less):

"We deliver what we promise; we will not promise you the sun, the moon and the galaxy. That will be for others to promise."

"We must be prudent and spend only what we can afford," he said.

RM 9 million spent for Najib's trip to Perth

While in Perth, Najib made a hasty visit to see some students there. To make matters worse, national news agency Bernama reported the students in Perth as praising Najib to the skies.

Compliments like "awesome" were used to describe his speech to them. But the overkill annoyed the students and many of posted the true situation on Facebook, again exposing the lies that surround the first couple.

"They totally changed and added stuff that we never said. And the whole thing was done before the speech and not after. I feel it is rather silly and unnecessary," Malaysiakini reported the student as saying. 

Latest: Mahathir advises Najib to delay election as long as possible so that he can enjoy his last days as PM longer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sad Cafe is iSad too

The man who left us too soon

For myself I will remember him as the one who made me crazily hooked on his products, from the time I could only gaze longingly at the Lisa which sat at the office of one of our expatriates in the 90s, to the shiny white iPod which was far too expensive for me to own during the 00s, and finally, and thankfully when he made it affordable to all of us.

Goodbye Mr Apple... make iHeaven a blast!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

We can always make Koh Tsu Koon look good!

Ex-CM Koh is now a daredevil cyclist!

It all started with the Kwong Wah newspaper advertisement showing appreciation to the 1Malaysia Bicycle Ride on 25 September 2011 which was held in Straits Quay Penang. The original picture was posted with the headline on the same day.

Now you see him!

But the advertisement picture inside the same newspaper was showing Koh Tsu Koon riding next to the Najib, which is the Prime Minister of Malaysia. But the fact is: Koh Tsu Koon was never in the picture! The incriminating picture was enhanced by an image editing tool such as Photoshop, showing Kok Tsu Koon there like a miracle.

Now you don't

Since both the original picture (headline) and the enhanced picture (advertisement) were posted in the same newspaper, some readers had noticed that and commented this phenomenon on major social networks such as Facebook and forums.

That day Koh Tsu Koon was left behind the bicycle team after he had a minor altercation with the other riders. Some might even say he was knocked down by some mischievous Penangites?

Well, we would like to reveal to our readers that Koh is actually a much better cyclist than what the state media had tried to portray.

Koh the circus act!

Koh the matador!

Koh meeting the future Queen of England!

Photo credits: Let's Go To Penang and Stop The Lies

JR: At least now we know how he managed to get beside Najib in all those photo-ops!

Cartoonist says Najib is a clown

Najib's transformation is a good cartoon

Hear the one about the Malaysian cartoonist who tried to sue the government?

Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better-known among comic fans as Zunar, is still trying to figure out the punch line. As the government in Kuala Lumpur begins to ease decades of strict political control, Mr. Zulkiflee is stepping up his yearlong battle to lift a ban on his comic books that he says shows the limits of Prime Minister Najib Razak's new, high-profile program to bolster free speech and strengthen political rights in this resource-rich, majority-Muslim nation.

Typical gags revolve around Mr. Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, secretly dictating everything that happens in the country. Others poke fun at shadowy politicians tearing up blueprints to bring down the cost of living to focus instead on bringing down their political rivals—tame fare for audiences in the U.S. or Britain, perhaps, but a radical departure from the norm in Malaysia.

"Mr. Najib isn't removing the sedition laws, which can also be used to stop political comment," Mr. Zulkiflee said, referring to rules that criminalize alleged attempts to stir up dissatisfaction with the government.

"People who want to publish newspapers or maybe even cartoons still have to apply for permission, too," he said. It's all a public-relations stunt."

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Monday, September 26, 2011

BN resorting to lies to win election

BN starts its lies campaign

BN is now using the Malaysian News Agency (Bernama) to propagate lies to help gain a foothold in the oncoming general elections where it is believed they will fail badly. The latest onslaught of lies come in the form of accusing Penang CM Lim Guan Eng of badmouthing the southern state off Johor in an interview with Radio Australia.

BN is immoral - says UMNO Youth,

DPM Muhyiddin showing off his minute brain

BN: Pakatan's anti-corruption policies are torturing us!

The Sun: Lim Guan Eng did not even mention Johor

Radio Australia: Lim has brought resounding progress to Penang

Spot the clown!

Ths Star: Penangites take revenge by knocking down bumbling Koh Tsu Koon cycling in Penang

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oops! Sorry, wrong funeral picture

The Star is 40 and cannot even get a correct picture

Much has been said about The Star not reporting the truth lately. Now after 40 years it is indeed senile as it has just acknowledged it can't even get the correct picture for a funeral piece. The Star yesterday printed a picture of a badminton legend who just passed away but then realized (OMG) it was the wrong picture!

"Wonder if this is the correct funeral parlor?"

The Star: We are sorry for featuring the wrong picture

JR: Wonder what else did they get it wrong all these years, hmmmph....

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ooops! Sorry, we were not colonised by the Brits

Eminent Professor Khoo Kay Kay Kim says we were never colonised

After 54 years of independence we are now being told by a Professor Emeritus that Malaysia was never colonised by the British. OK, so now what did we seek independence from in 1957? And who were the communists fighting against? Are all our history books going to be rewritten again? Now all this is becoming very confusing as it seems history has been twisted or is now being twisted to serve the government of the day.

NO publicity stunts either (image from Malaysiakini)

Majlis Profesor Negara: Malaya tidak pernah dijajah

Dr M: The Brits only behaved like colonialist

Muhyiddin: We were colonised! We had to be colonised! If not who can we blame for our problems?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Penang Regains Its Shine Again

Economist says Penang Getting Back Its Mojo

Whom to thank?

When the Democratic Action Party won the state’s legislative assembly three years ago, it became the first opposition party to triumph in Penang in more than 40 years. The victory presented a direct challenge to the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that has ruled the country continuously since independence in 1957. Penang’s new leader, Lim Guan Eng, says that the federal government has an “ambivalent” attitude towards him, cutting off some funding but not undermining his authority. “They don’t want us to get any credit, but they can’t afford to see us fail”.

The revival of Penang was already under way in 2008, but Mr Eng’s new policies have helped it along. He has become the first governor in Malaysia to open up all state tenders to competition. This has entailed dismantling the special preferences for ethnic Malays that have underpinned the BN’s rule since the early 1970s. That was when the Malay majority institutionalised affirmative action for themselves, to the disadvantage of ethnic Chinese (a majority in Penang), who were perceived to have got unduly rich. Mr Eng claims that by reforming the system he has ended the cronyism and corruption that wasted money under previous regimes.

Adapted to the national stage, such policies could transform the way that the Malaysian federal government conducts business. Mr Eng says that the savings he has made by ending the “old systems of patronage” allow him to spend money on new social programmes instead, such as modest handouts for the elderly. These policies are popular, and the assault on corruption pleases foreign investors. Little wonder, then, that Penang has become a political weathervane as much as a lesson in economic development.

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Whom to blame?

18 years in power and nothing to show for it

Gerakan should apologize to everyone in Penang

The Star: Koh Tsu Koon has been well rewarded by BN for his failures

The Star: Koh has been "bad" since 1993

Monday, August 08, 2011

Angry Malaysians

Why Our Politicians and The Star Don't Get It

In a recent comment piece in The Star, the paper’s Group Chief editor, Wong Choon Wai asked, “Can we stop being angry people and try to make sense of the issues affecting the nation?” Tan Seng Hai responds:

This is in response to Wong Chun Wai’s ‘On the beat’ column “Of Angry Birds and angry Malaysians”: The Sunday Star, 24 July 2011) where he asked Malaysians to stop being angry on the many issues affecting the nation.

It was a very well written piece, well placed and sounded almost logical and rational to those who read only the mainstream media.

Allow me to give Wong 10 good reasons why Malaysians are angry … in fact Malaysians are very, very angry.

1) We are angry that we have been denied our constitutional and democratic rights to a peaceful gathering. We are angry at the police brutality on a frail, tender 65-year-old auntie who was sprayed with chemically laced water and tear gassed for exercising her democratic rights when she was walking alone to demonstrate peacefully what she believes in.

2) We are angry at the lies, the biased reporting and the cover-ups by mainstream media (The Star included) to serve their political masters. We are angry at the way the mainstream media demonise Bersih 2.0.

3) We are very angry at the double standards of the police in arresting activists and opposition politicians. While some self-proclaimed nationalists and race champions openly spew seditious statements to incite religious and racial hatred and no action was taken against them, others were arrested for merely wearing yellow T-shirts.

4) We are angry with the Home Minister and the IGP for their handling of the recent series of events occurring in the country. We are angry with the lies and denials they make in light of clear evidence from photos and videos.

5) We are angry at the continual police harassment and intimidation of civil society groups and activists who are perceived as a threat to the political hegemony of the current BN government. The arrest of a bus-load of Parti Sosialist Malaysia (PSM) members on trumped-up charges of trying to revive communism and rebelling against the Ruler is blatant police harassment and intimidation.

6) We are angry at the Home Ministry and the police for using the outdated and draconian Emergency Ordinance (EO) to detain the PSM 6 without trial. We are angry that they were detained on flippant charges of trying to revive communism, waging war against the Ruler and inciting people to join Bersih 2.0.

7) We are angry at Prime Minister Najib for his hypocrisy in saying one thing and flip-flopping the very next moment. We are angry at him for having an audience with the Pope to improve bilateral ties and immediately on returning back to Malaysia, he publicly questioned the Malaysian Christians by saying “We wish to tell our friends, the Malaysian Christians… if they respect us, we will also respect them.”

8. We are angry that Royal Commissions after Royal Commissions have been set up and recommendations have been made to improve our institutions but no significant changes have been made. We have not forgotten the Royal Commissions to investigate the Lingam video, police brutality on Anwar Ibrahim while in police custody and Teoh Beng Hock’s death while in MACC custody.

9) We are very angry that there are too many deaths in custody of several authorities and nobody is held accountable and responsible for the deaths. We are angry that 1535 detainees have died in police custody between 2003-2007, 1300 illegal foreigners have died in immigration detention camps between 2002-2008 and two deaths in MACC custody most recently. We are angry that one death is one too many and wonder how many hundreds more went unreported and unnoticed.

10) We are angry that the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA) and the EO continue to be used and abused by the authorities. We are angry that there are still 25 persons detained without trial under the ISA and 819 persons detained under the EO.

Wong Chun Wai asked, “Can we stop being angry people and try to make sense of the issues affecting the nation?” But the real ‘gem’ of his article was when he asked “Or better still, just laugh at them (the issues)?” I wonder if Wong has found it in his heart to laugh at Auntie Anne Ooi (Auntie Bersih) or the PSM 6 who endured the uncertainty of being put in solitary confinement indefinitely without trial. Did he laugh at the Teoh Beng Hock and Sarbani issues?

Wong, I wonder if you are laughing?

- Tan Seng Hai is a Penang-based activist

Saturday, August 06, 2011

UMNO factions want Najib out

Najib and Rosmah seen as a disastrous liability for BN

PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali has claimed that there is a faction within Umno plotting the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak from his post. According to him there is a serious and strong movement within UMNO plotting to oust Najib as he is being seen by everyone as a liability to BN. However, he declined to say if DPM Muhyiddin is behind the movement but says that the movement wants Najib out before the next GE.

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Najib on shaky ground

Bungling Najib making opposition stronger

Rosmah's 24mil "Bling-bling"

Cincin 'Natural Fancy Gray Cushion Cut Diamond' yang berharga RM24,458,400  

Rosmah's matching bracelet from Jacob & Co.

Rosmah's USD 120,000 Birkin handbag

Najib stung by student's question of his identity

Scorpene's investigation lawyer torpedoed by Najib

MCA runs out of ammo in Penang, Tan Cheng Liang caught lying

Sunday, July 17, 2011

MCA leaders caught lying again

It's best for Chua Soi Lek and Liow Tiong Lai to resign now

At first the IGP denied it, then Najib denied it but he was smart enough to get CSL and LTL to deny it in public while he hides behind Rosmah's skirt. Now 11 DOCTORS from the Tung Shin hospital has appeared in public to verify that the Malaysian security forces (disregarding all norms of public safety and international standards) has indeed fired tear gas into the hospital compound and ALSO assaulted people trying to take refuge in the hospital compound during the recent Bersih rally.

What was most frightening and witnessed by many was the unprovoked violent assault within the hospital compounds and the apprehension of several protesters who had merely run into the hospital to seek shelter from the tear gas and the water cannons,” the statement by the 11 doctors said.

The Star: Chua Soi Lek and Liow Tiong Lai lied to the public

Who betrayed Liow Tiong Lai? Was it Najib or CSL?

Problems within MCA has reached epic proportions

TODAYonline: How can the Malaysian Police investigate themselves?

Karim Raslan: Najib faltering and losing his grip - is there no one else in UMNO more capable than him?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Malaysians march for a better government

Bersih Rally to clean up a corrupt government

Unggun Bersih

Semakin lara kita didera bara—
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.

Lama resah kita—demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita—demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!

Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu.

Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu.

- A. SAMAD SAID (National Laureate and Poet)

Teargas fired at peaceful rally

Photo gallery

Live updates from Bersih 2.0

Live updates from Malaysiakini

Live updates from Malaysia Today

Worldwide support for Bersih

Malaysians from all races show Najib what he has NOT succeeded in doing

Malaysians everywhere condemn Najib

Worldwide condemnation for PM Najib

Najib's popularity suffers severe setback, BN's pride and credibility in tatters

Financial Times: Thousands protest against Malaysia's Government election fraud

WSJ: Malaysia's PM gets a hint on how popular he is

Neil Khor: How Najib made a mess out of Bersih

Friday, July 08, 2011

The time has come to clean up Malaysia

UMNO goes into panic mode as Bersih gains momentum

PM Najib's intimidations never worked. Now, even the King is on the side of Bersih as he has allowed Bersih to conduct their peaceful rally in a stadium. The only thing Najib can do now is to stop them getting into the stadium!

If (like me) you have also lost the plot, read here what Bersih is all about

King says YES, IGP says NO

Silat Masters to be hired to protect Najib!

Cuci Cuci Malaysia: No to Bersih, YES to Kotor?

Kit: Najib is a coward, a passer-of-the-buck, and a man with a slippery tongue.

Marina: Is Malaysia's image more important than democracy?

Retired army officer advises Najib to heed the voice of the people and to listen to the King

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All cannot la!

A peaceful rally is the last thing a paranoid Najib wants

Do you want to organize a peaceful rally? Cannot-la... All rallies in Malaysia must be violent. If it is a peaceful rally then it will bring shame to BN because no one wants to join our rallies. Your peaceful rally will attract thousands and of course this is bad PR for BN. Tell you what. If you let UMNO Youth join the rally we can guarantee the rally will be violent (you take the blame-la), then we can have the PR we want! Win-lose situation right? You lose, I win!

Cannot have rally

Cannot read poems

Cannot wear red t-shirts

Perkasa: We can make it violent!

UMNO Youth: We can do the job too!

Suhakam: The people have a right to assemble

Nathaniel Tan: A worried government gripped by paranoia

MarinaM: Is it wrong for Malaysians to assemble peacefully?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

PSD scholarship disbursement destroying BN's credibility

More believe scholarships were given to children of top government oficials

The recent announcement by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Aziz that the government will NOT publicize the list of scholarship holders only goes to strengthen the Malaysian public's believe that most of the PSD scholarships went to the children of top government officials rather than the needy and the poor.

For many years the public have heard stories of children of top government officials being offered scholarships year after year and nothing has been done to dispel such rumors. Nazri's statement can only mean that what the public believe is true all along.

This sorry state of affairs has even prompted people like Tan Sri Ramon Ravaratnam who are calling for more transparency and accountability in the BN governement which does not practice what it preaches.

Of course, the easiest way to settle this mess is to just print the list, but then will the public be shocked to see a "Who's Who" list being given scholarships? Or are we already immune to the fact that it is already common knowledge?

Malaysiakini: The whole scholarship process is secretive and suspicious

The Star: This is the work of a dishonest government

MCA: You didn't get it because you didn't deserve it

Friday, June 10, 2011

Najib's official visit to daughter's wedding?

Save on airline fare and hotel - use the governement's money

Is PM Najib trying to save his travel cost by using his official trip to Kazakhstan as a front for attending his daughter's wedding? The internet is abuzz with this latest news on how Malaysian government officials including the top dog cat (sorry!) himself has on numerous occasions made use of official trips for unofficial purpose. Brings to mind on Najib's recent visit to the US which somehow also "coincided with his daughter's convocation". How convenient is that?

Is Najib setting a good example on how to save cost?

Khir Toyo remembers how his Disneyland trip was paid for the whole family

Najib visiting his daughter's convocation in US which so happens to coincide with his official visit

A lesson learnt by Elliot Morley, British MP

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JR: I am sure now all government officials know when to plan their overseas trips now - good job, Najib!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Extremists running wild and sanctioned by UMNO

There is no end as to how far UMNO can go to promote its extremist and racists policies. From allowing Utusan to print blatant lies so that Muslims will be pitted against Christians and from allowing extremist Malays to spout foul-mouthed and hateful statements against the other races and religions, UMNO has once again shown that it can and will do anything to ensure that it remains in power. All the 1Malaysia talk has and will always be seen as mere propaganda to hide UMNO's extreme ideologies and its greed to ensure all the wealth of the nation stays only within its hands.

No action against Ibrahim Ali

Scholarships for students reserved only for government officials and cronies

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Top 10 Best Places to Eat in Penang

Here are the 10 best restaurants/cafe/hawker centers/food courts in Penang as rated by TripAdvisor:

Photos of living room cafe, Batu Ferringhi
This photo of Living Room Cafe is courtesy of TripAdvisor

1. Living Room Cafe, Batu Ferringhi
2. Helena's Cafe, Batu Ferringhi
3. That Little Wine Bar, Georgetown
4. Malaysian Kitchen, Batu Ferringhi
5. Long Beach, Batu Ferringhi
6. Boatman Resturant, Batu Ferringhi
7. Ferringhi Food Garden, Batu Ferringhi
8. New World Park Food Court, Georgetown
9. Guan Guan Cafe, Batu Ferringhi
10. Ferringhi Grill, Rasa Sayang Hotel, Batu Ferringhi

View more places to eat on the list

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What is so bad about having a Christian PM?

After failing to corner PAS, Najib now trains his sights on DAP

Najib with the help of Utusan is now trying to convince somebody (anybody!) that DAP is in cahoots with Christian groups to convert Malaysia into a Christian nation! How stupid is that?! Of course he gets the help of Perkasa to raise a big hoo-ha in hoping that DAP will take the fall, once again undermining the intelligence of Malaysians whom they think are so gullible but should be given more credit than to believe that kind of crap!

Najib has failed in trying to dispose of Anwar, he has also failed in trying to get PAS in bed with him and now he is almost certain to fail too in trying to put a bad light on DAP. It is so sad that people like Hishammudin also have to play along with the tune as Malaysia goes deeper into this shit hole created by BN.

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PAS: UMNO out to hoodwink the public

Dompok: Malaysian constitution allows for Christian PM

Malaysian Christians take the rap for BN's failed policies

Bar Council condemns Malaysian government for printing lies

Dr M: Extremists are taking advantage of Najib's weak administration

It is time to use the ISA on Najib/Utusan

MCA calls for stern action on Utusan but begets no response from UMNO

JR: For the record I am not a Christian but I wouldn't mind even if our PM is Hare Krishna as long as he is well principled and incorruptible

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Najib threatens MCA for losing support

MCA threatens the Malaysian Chinese in return

MCA says "Vote for us or you will not see us in the government!" Don't they ever get it? We DON'T WANT to see them in the government! How can a racist party with a pornographic actor at the helm ever hope to get the Malaysian Chinese to vote for them? Please look in the mirror, I say! No MCA ministers in the government? Hooray! Integrity triumphs over pornography!

MCA at lost on why it lost support

PM Najib to MCA: Get back the Chinese support or leave

Desperate Najib is trying to blackmail the Chinese

Malaysians are not bothered if MCA gets the boot

MCA is a clear example why 1Malaysia is a failure

Joceline Tan: Thanks to MCA,The Chinese support has all shifted to DAP

There is no more need for an MCA to represent the Chinese

LKS: Chua Soi Lek's acting is getting better

Tony Pua: Najib's policy a failure, says World Bank

Najib fails even in doing simple Chinese translation and embarrasses the nation

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Sorry State of Malaysian Elections

Malaysian Election Commission and Foreign Missions try their best to deprive overseas Malaysians of their right to vote

Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan once said that Malaysians overseas wanted to exercise their right to vote because they loved the country. This prompted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz to lash out: “If they really love Malaysia, they should come back and vote. They willingly went abroad and stayed there for five, six years and didn’t come back. It means they don’t love Malaysia.”

The Federal Constitution under Article 119 guarantees every citizen’s constitutional right to vote in an election provided (a) he or she has attained the age of 21; (b) is resident in a constituency or, if not so resident, is an absent voter; and (c) is registered in the electoral roll as an elector in the constituency in which he or she resides on the qualifying date, unless he or she is disqualified under the law.

There you go, so they have the right to vote!

But this right has been amended under the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002 so that, of the Malaysians residing overseas, only four categories are allowed to register as an absent voter:

> A serving member of the Armed Forces.

> A public servant serving overseas.

> A full-time student who is studying overseas.

> Spouses of the three aforementioned categories who are living with their spouse at the date of application for registration.

This effectively means that all the illustrious personalities mentioned at the start of this article cannot vote while overseas. They are among the estimated 784,900 Malaysians working overseas. If you include the spouses, the figure could easily touch a million.

Political analyst Dr Ong Kian Ming put forth two reasons why overseas Malaysians do not enjoy equal right to vote: logistics and politics. He noted that because of the constituency-based elections in Malaysia, it is a big hassle to send individual ballots to voters overseas who vote in constituencies all over Malaysia.

“It is a messy logistical process and exercise, and if nobody pushes (the Election Commission) to act, the EC won’t do anything about it. As Malaysians overseas are more likely to be financially independent and think differently from Malaysians back home, it may be assumed that they are more likely to vote for the Opposition. Hence, there has been little political desire to make a concerted effort to incorporate more Malaysians into the electoral process,” said Ong.

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Najib beset with problems as he tries hard not to lose Sarawak

The writing's on the wall as Chinese voters swamp DAP's ceramahs

Joceline Tan writes:-

The massive crowds at DAP’s first night ceramah in Kuching, Sibu and Miri may be a signal of a Chinese tsunami for Sarawak.

IT was the tiniest makeshift stage that most people had ever seen and if DAP leader Lim Guan Eng had held up his arms, he could have easily touched the aluminium roof.

But the crowd that stretched out before the Penang Chief Minister was the biggest the party had ever experienced for a first night ceramah in any election.

Even Tony Pua, the party’s national point man for the Kuching campaign, was surprised at the response. They knew the Chinese in Sarawak were restless but they had not expected this boiling point kind of sentiment.

And it was not just in Kuching. Pua showed some reporters images from his BlackBerry which his counterpart in Miri had sent over –the scene at an ongoing ceramah there was just as packed. It was the same in Sibu where DAP hopes to make the most gains.

DAP has been in Sarawak for years but its leaders have never seen anything like this. It looks like the DAP rocket is about to shoot really high in Sarawak as the Chinese prepare to send their clearest ever signal to the Taib Mahmud regime.

Taib fights off Najib to claim credit in solving the Bible impasse

Najib's attack on Customs department will cause him to lose Malay support

2nd death at MACC a big blow to Najib's administration

Secret email going round asking government servants to reject Taib

PI Bala to return to haunt Najib?

Anwar's sex video backfiring on Najib

Malaysia is falling apart under Najib

The Star: Malaysia's MSCI ranking continues to drop as Bursa loses more liquidity

NGOs pressuring Najib to set up Royal Commission to investigate Taib

The Star: It takes more than 10 years to build a church in Malaysia

F1 fast losing its lustre in Malaysia

Schoolkids brought in to watch F1 as SIC at a lost on how to generate interest

Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir is trying hard to counter the fact that being the promoter he is responsible for the fact that F1 is fast losing the interest of everyone from locals to the foreigners. After months of very little promotion Mokhzani is not revealing how many tickets have been sold for this current season which begins this weekend.

There has not been any memorable adverts on TV except one featuring a ridiculous satay seller which clearly has been produced by amateurs. The ads on mainstream papers by the Singaporean F1 promoter clearly outshines any of which Mokhzani has been able to produce.

There is also no gala dinner and no gala concert. A free concert by Korean superstar Rain is leaving everyone wondering who are the main potential visitors for this event if not the Westerners. Fashion shows are passe and demo drives are so lame...

Someone better sack Mokhzani fast or we will definitely lose F1.

NST: Slow start to ticket sales

Malay Mail: Malaysian F1 desperately needs a facelift

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What's next Najib?

Wan Azizah claims Anwar is not the actor

Now that the wife has seen the video and is sure that her husband is not the leading actor what is BN going to do next? After all the hoo-ha and the sordid but publicity heavy revelations and the press going to town with the story it is now revealed that the leading actor is not who we think he is? What was that all about?

BN/UMNO is definitely not going to let the issue die off (after having invested so much in it I am sure) and will squeeze it for what its worth (and I am sure it was worth A LOT) - so what's next, or who's next?

Can we expect an equally sordid video on Najib next? PR can eventually claim that it was not him, later, anyway.... this being Malaysia...

Nazri: Wan Azizah is not qualified to identify her own husband!

Nazri again: We need a Royal Commission on this sex video otherwise my reputation is gone

Latest: Meanwhile we have another "jumper" at MACC (anyone surprised??)

Vote For Me - I Need Your Money

Sarawak's Taib Mahmud (who says I'm retiring?) plays the game he and BN knows so well.

Are Sarawakians foolish enough to vote for him again?

Former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin:-

Pakatan Rakyat poses no challenge to Taib’s hold on power but the state Barisan Nasional is likely to see several more seats fall to the opposition. Some politicians in the state were unhappy when said that Barisan would win with “a few more seats going to the opposition”.

Siphoning money from Sarawak

MACC chicken-out from investigating Taib for corruption

Taib launches cyber campaign (see Google Ad below)

Will the Egyptian revolution bring inspiration to the people of Sarawak?

Taib's international properties exposed

Taib's exclusive hotel purchase exposed

Foreign infiltration in Taib's family exposed

Latest: NGOs call on Najib to investigate Taib's immense wealth

Monday, April 04, 2011

MCA to fight for Chinese gambling rights

Will Chua Soi Lek fight for our rights to watch porn next?

MCA is now sinking deeper into greater depths as their president suddenly took it on himself to fight for the right of all Malaysian Chinese to gamble. Seemingly peeved by the Kelantan government to ban gambling in the state Chua has now gone into battle stations to fight for what he thinks is every Malaysian Chinese right - to gamble as they see fit.

Forget about the rights of the Chinese for scholarhips, forget about the rights for cheap housing and forget about the families destroyed by playing the compulsive numbers game - gambling must go on!

MACC officers watch porn during Teoh Beng Hock's interrogation

Nazri: MCA is like a discarded wife unwilling to seek a divorce

Is the "feared" Bible now a controlled item in Malaysia?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ho Hum.... Another Malaysian Sex Video

Anwar told to get a job as an actor
Malaysia is fast becoming a center for porn production. Not satisfied with the booming pirated porn distributing "private enterprises" we now have the big boys trying to outdo one another to see who can produce a bigger adult-rated blockbuster and screen the movie premier at KL's poshest hotel, no less!

Clinton has done it, Berlusconi excels in it, Chua Soi Lek got caught doing it (and gotten away with it) and now Anwar Ibrahim is the latest politician unmasked as the alleged star of this new production.

The producers: It is not fair Anwar gets all the sex, what about us?

The reluctant actor: It's not me, the actor doesn't have the 6-pack abs as I do

The forgotten actress: Anwar could have me, but he chosed 18 others!

The forgotten actor: You **** me, I **** you

The film critic: Sarawak Election = Bible fiasco = Sex video??

The enforcer: My hands are tied (to what?? the bed??)

Posh hotel: Email us for the latest information on screening times for the next porn flick

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sarawak's election will expose BN's highest corrupted politician

Desperate Sarawak's CM seeks to be elected again

Abdul Taib Mahmud's claim of not seeking re-election has gone down as one of the most unbelievable statement of the year by BN. As he and Najib seeks to pull wool in front of Sarawakians' eyes the people have announced that they won't be fooled so easily. Everyone knows that he and Najib are out to fool everyone in Sarawak.

Bandar Kuching MP Chong Chieng Jen: Its a ruse that won't work

Lim Kit Siang: He never had any intention of stepping down

Chua Soi Lek (for once speaking the truth): BN is full of empty promises

Joceline Tan: Taib never said he won't seek re-election

Najib to Taib: I help you, you help me

Sarawak Headhunter: Where is Sarawak's wealth?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Fantastic Facts and Fancies of Penang

Patrick "The Voice" Teoh comes to Penang and is happily surprised

Penang is a place you don't need a visa to go to. Also it is only a 3 to 4 hours drive from KL. What's not to like about it? Patrick finds more than meets the eye when he was here to launch Teohlogy!

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Penang a Top 10 island to visit before you die? - Oh,no there goes the traffic!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Najib has all the evidence to prosecute Taib

Sarawak Report founder perplexed as to why no action is taken against Taib Mahmud

A British journalist who runs an website and online radio critical of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Abdul Mahmud says that her task is not to oust the long-time leader.

“I do not see it as my job to bring down Taib. That is for the Sarawakian people to decide,” said Clare Rewcastle Brown (sister-in-law of former prime minister Gordon Brown) in an email interview with Malaysiakini.

The former BBC journalist, who began her career in 1983, also adds that her work relies only on material that can be proven and she would readily hand over evidence to the Malaysian authorities.

“Most of it, as we have demonstrated, is a matter of public record. This is why it has been difficult to disprove. We have heard nothing back from Taib Mahmud, despite several invitations to reply to our accusations.

We would be only too delighted to hand over all this evidence to the Malaysian police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should they show the slightest interest. Most of it they could have accessed themselves anyway without much trouble,” she said.

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High flying only for the affluent (spot the wealthy son)

Luxury flats funded by illegal timber trade?

Latest: Canada and UK govts urged to freeze Taib's assets

More info from Bruno Manser Fund

Resources from Stop Timber Corruption

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The downfall of Taib Mahmud has begun

Attempts to dislodge Sarawak's longest serving Chief Minister has begun

A group calling itself Friends of Pakatan Rakyat will be hitting the Bolsover Street in London on 28 February (this Monday) at 9 am in the hope of starting a revolution against Taib Mahmud, the chief minister of Sarawak.

On the 28th February concerned Malaysians and friends would like to highlight Taib's personal responsibility for the chopping down of most of Sarawak's rainforests at the expense of the indigenous communities. We would also like to protest against the international community's inaction with regard to Taib's blatant corruption and his placement of assets worth millions of dollars in Western countries.

The agenda is very straight-forward: help PR unseat BN in Sarawak. And the way to do it is to get very personal and by telling the people of Sarawak that they can stop being cowards and start being as brave as the people of Egypt. It is no secret that the Oppostion will be using Taib Mahmud's long tenure as CM of the state as a weapon to anger Sarawak's people. Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, although embattled in his own state and party, set the ball rolling by telling Sarawakians to bring down their Chief Minister.

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Joceline Tan: Coming election is the best opportunity for Pakatan Rakyat to unseat Taib

BN and MACC not interested to prosecute Taib

Monday, February 07, 2011

Penang is a success because of me

Ex-CM Koh Tsu Koon trying hard to claim brownie points for himself

Bernama reports that the achievements enjoyed by the current Penang government are due to efforts carried out by the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government previously.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon who said this, cited the development of health tourism in Penang as one of the achievements of the previous state government.

"Health tourism has developed here since 1996 through the state and federal government's establishing cooperation in this area with Indonesia.

"As a result, Penang has been receiving the highest number of tourists in this sector. This does not happen only now but since then (1990's," he said in his speech at the Penang BN Chinese New Year open house, here, Sunday.

Koh, who is also Penang BN chairman, said the previous state government under his leadership had provided a strong foundation and platform for the present state government to manage the state.

Image from "A Piece of My Mind"

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Mkini: Guan Eng checkmates Tsu Koon during Open House

Lim Guan Eng: Running Penang is like playing "Survivor" every day.

DPM Muhyiddin: Penang a shiny example of a well governed state

Najib worried about Egypt-style revolution in Malaysia

Returning students from Egypt warned not to bring revolution back home

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has warned against any attempt to usurp power in Malaysia, using demonstrations like those in Egypt.

“Don’t think that what is happening there must also happen in Malaysia. We will not allow it to happen here,” he said at the national-level Chinese New Year open house in Miri.

Egypt has seen 13 days of protests for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and the embattled regime failed to clinch what would have been a landmark deal with the opposition groups yesterday. The parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood, rejected as insufficient an offer to include them in the political reform plans.

Rosmah's PR machine in full gear

MarinaM: Showing the world what Democracy means

Zainah Anwar: Malaysia left behind as Arab world leaps for democracy

Tourist 1: Malaysian Embassy in Cairo deserted us

Tourist 2: Malaysia Airlines profiting from canceled flights

JR: Isn't it great to know just how good Najib's 1Malaysia has become?!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What Mahathir failed to do

Mahathir lists Kampung Baru as his failure, we can list many more

Blogger/thespian/ex-DJ Patrick Teoh has urged his readers to submit what you think is Mahathir's biggest failure and is deluged with replies:

- He failed to improve the Education system of Secondary and Universities in this country. Actually it became worst!
- He failed to improve the economic status of most Malays in this country.
- Proton is still crap!
- Corruption became worst!!
- Police force is a joke! the only bigger joke in this country is our Courts and Judiciary!
-He failed to save his son's venture in Konsortium Perkapalan? Oh wait, wait, he did.

- The most tragic failure of mahalingam's rule is his failure to commit suicide to spare us his sham tears.
- Kg Baru would today be developed if his family had been given half the land.
- He failed to make Ringgit stronger than Sing dollar.
- With his superb acting ability and ethnic background, this mamak failed to go to Bollywood. He would have made a good kerala clown.
- He failed to develop incentives and a process that would encourage talented Malaysians and Expats to stay and contribute to this country's future, and their counterparts overseas to return.

Image from "The Ricecooker Shop"

I can't contribute to your list of his failures, but I can list some of his more memorable achievements, they are:
1. Increasing number of fat croonies
2. More White Elphants roaming in Putrajaya.
3. buying loads of useless expensive defence.
4. Buying out his son's company with yours and my money.
5. Spend my reirement funds for 1/2 priced stocks.
6. Increasing outflow of local talents.
7. perfecting d art of racial disciminaion.
8. dismantling our judiciary and cultivating yes-mans.
9. entertaining us with sodomygate-1
10. neutralising the royal families.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Election later as Najib loses confidence

As Najib's popularity keeps plunging, polls will be delayed

Under pressure for not performing Najib is under immense pressure to show proof that he is not just a door stopper. As public outcry increases over his refusal to implicate MACC and Khir Toyo on the case of Teoh Beng Hock, Najib continues to seek refuge by giving flimsy excuses a year after Beng Hock's death.

KLCI goes negative territory as Najib unveils his RM67b "transformation" plans.

Why won't Najib investigate the cause behind Teoh's arrest?

Why is Najib allowing Utusan to spread its racist propaganda?

Royal Commission means no one will be prosecuted

Aliran: Establish who caused Beng Hock's death