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Jeyaretnam, J.B. (1926–2008 )

Passed away early this morning of a heart failure.

Being in the opposition in Singapore all these years has cost you dearly and you even had to sell off your properties. Any regrets?

I did not have many properties but I had to sell a bungalow in a very fashionable area in Singapore to pay the judgement obtained by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Having sold that, three years later I bought a small apartment, and then I had to sell that too. All in, I had easily about 12 to 13 suits to pay off. Some people say I was a fool. All I can say is I do not regret it because, to me, life is not all about making money and acquiring wealth. Life is doing something for the people around you. ( The Star )

I did not have the opportunity to know nor meet this great soul but I’ve read so much about him during his time as the lone opposition in the Singapore parliament and the subsequent defamation charges against him by the “rich and famous”. I am really touched by this great man’s above statement when he was interviewed by The Star.

To the family of the late Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, I extend my deepest condolence. He is a great man and his sacrifices will be written in Singapore’s history.

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Selamat Hari Raya

Anyone to invite Anakdesa to their home this Hari Raya? 🙂

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Sad Future

Sad Future

“If the NRD or government has no satisfactory answer, I strongly urge Upko to seriously review its position in the BN because an identification document is a very important matter as it shows their sense of belonging.” Datuk Wilfred Bumburing Daily Express and Star

I’ve lost track on how many articles I’ve written in the Daily Express Forum regarding the issuance of fake Malaysian I/C to foreigners. This issue has been a thorn in the flesh for every Malaysian Sabahan for almost 3 decade. The leaders of some political parties have repeatedly voiced their displeasure regarding this issue but unfortunately their concerned falls on deaf ears of the federal government. To make matter worst which hurt the feelings of the people in Sabah, some clowns from the cabinet got the guts to make statements such as  “..the PATI does not pose any problems to Sabah people” and “…there is no such thing as Project I/C”.

I can vividly remember so clearly that while I was once posted to a bank branch in Tenom a few years back, I came across a foreigner with a passport who came to open an account but I rejected it due to some technicality in the document. The very next day, this very same man came again to open an account but this time with a Malaysian I/C! I sarcastically asked him whether the I/C was acquired through the Project I/C. Surprisingly he admitted without any sense of fear. (Did I approve the application..NO!)

So each time when some leaders from the central government made comments such as the above, my first reaction would be “F**k you all”. It’s not that I like to use the word F**k on leaders but after 3 decade of voicing out our concern, they do nothing but keep hurting the people with their remarks.

Coming back to the statement by Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, as a anakdesa of Sabah, I fully support that UPKO should take a concrete steps and action to overcome this problem once and for all. He rightfully and I wholeheartedly agree when he said that “…I strongly urge Upko to seriously review its position in the BN..”. Not that I being an anti-government but we need to be heard. If the present government do not  care nor listen to the plight of the people regarding the Project I/C, why then do we need to carry on supporting them. May as well get a new government and cross our fingers that they will look and resolve the matter. If they too do not act on it as what the present government is doing then show them the exit door!

Now the question arise when Datuk Wilfred Bumburing said “….who believes that a Royal Commission of Inquiry should be set up to investigate NRD’s alleged issuance of ICs to foreigners.”  when YB Lim Kiat Siang  put up a motion for a RCI to be set up to solve the issue, where were all the UPKO’s representatives?

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A LIABILITY TO UMNO?

A LIABILITY TO UMNO?

KEMAMAN, Sept 26 – Umno Youth vice head Khairy Jamaluddin has said that the decision of the party’s Supreme Council to move the General Assembly to March next year can complicate the campaigns of those standing in  the election.

 

 

The campaign period which was originally only two months would be extended to six months and this would make it difficult for the candidates eyeing higher posts like himself, he said. ( Read Here )

Surprised!? No lahh…not a bit! It has been known all the while by Malaysian that KJ has been over ambitious (not to mention of being more arrogant) ever since he became the PM’s son-in-law. All these while he has been making use of his father-in-law’s influence (if there is still now) to to achieve his ambition. Not that he can’t wait to push Hishamuddin off his chair but I personally think that he is afraid of losing the support of the UMNO youths if ever his father-in-law being boot out of office by Najib. There has already been reports that UMNO grassroots have been prevented from meeting him. This I see as an early indication of the UMNO youths being unhappy with KJ, who is well known of his outrageous remarks during campaigning.

Words have been going round that should ABB is boot out earlier than as what had been earlier agreed upon i.e. March 2010, it is not solely because of ABB himself but largely due to KJ. As reported even Rafidah Aziz had a no-holds barred approach with the PM concerning his son-in-law KJ. Even some in the UMNO supreme council is not in favour of KJ. Tun Dr Mahathir has been criticising that all decisions by the PM  are transcribe advice from KJ.

One day KJ will fall from grace just like Khir Toyo (another inspiring candidate for UMNO youth’s president) due to his arrogant attitude.

Of the many bad habits humans are known for having, arrogance should rank among the worst. It may only seem impolite behavior and therefore relatively harmless, but underneath can lie trouble… especially if a leader is arrogant. While arrogance may seem innocuous, perhaps seen as simply a person’s inability to mask their pride (vanity), but within such people lurks trouble.

I being a simple anakdesa believes that arrogance isn’t the cause alone nor the underlying cause. It’s just one face of evil… but a wily chameleon hard to recognize. While evil is only what humans believe it to be, although clearly evident in most cases, uncertainties can exist… over morality issues for example.

Power is so powerful.

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A BIRTHDAY DEDICATION TO RPK!

 

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MALACCA: Police have warned the public to be wary of Internet scams and dubious phone offers following reports of two women cheated of RM57,000. ( Read here )

It’s a funny world that we live today! Why people just don’t learn! After all the warning by the police and media, it is just unfortunate that we still have among us people who could believe such scam. They should have realised that the instant fortune was too good to be true. If one is to say that these people are uneducated, it does not hold water at all. Here we have a civil servant whom I believe is an educated lady but yet so foolishly fooled. Same goes with the granny.

What make this kind of people easily taken in with such scam? Stupidity or greediness? Personally being just a simple anakdesa, I would say both. I can’t control back my tears when I read the news….but not because that I feel sad for what had happened to them but rather it’s because it’s the “laughter” tears that I can’t control. How can one sympthised greedy people. That reminds me of the story that I used to read when I was very young. A story about the dog with a bone and it’s shadow. I might be a bit sarcastic but the facts remain. Greedy people will end-up losing. Being God abiding children, we should not be too greedy. Live within our means is the best rule in this challenging world.

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PUTRAJAYA, 24 Sept — It is inappropriate of Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T. Murugiah to interfere in the affairs of another ministry, said Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

The home minister said Murugiah’s action – in speaking on behalf of Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok on complaints she was not served proper meals while in detention under the Internal Security Act – was akin to being a spokesman for the opposition.

“What he has done is not right. I hope he knows how to look after his own turf. He should not interfere in another’s affairs…that is not his work.

“If there is a problem, he should take the matter to the prime minister,” he told reporters after a breaking of fast with staff of the Immigration Department and orphans here today.

On Monday, Murugiah met Kok over her claims that while in detention, she was served meals which comprised just two boiled eggs, cucumber and gravy. — Bernama

Another kind of an arrogant remarks by Syed Hamid. He is now really trying to show-off his authority. At times, I wonder whether his recent actions was to bring down the PM indirectly by making the PM responsible and loss further support from inside UMNO as well as outside. For this I should really thank Syed Hamid. Keep up with the good work and may that shiny egg give you more ideas how to quickly show the PM the door out.

In fact this is the kind of people that made UMNO in it’s present situation! Don’t blindly blame solely on the PM but his men such as this very guy. As I have mentioned in my previous articles, this is the type of ARROGANT leaders which is always one of the causes that will bring their downfall!

How do we expect our country to progress if another leader can’t even comment on others. Why can’t Syed Hamid take the action by Murugiah with good faith and as a constructive action. Maybe he is trying to tell Murugiah that he is better then him, so keep quite!

( Updated 25/09/08 ) Murugiah comments Here

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