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And so the story goes on. The ‘winner’ says ‘Polls not the answer’ whereas the ‘loser’ says ‘fresh election is the answer’. Funny I would say why only these two politicians are talking on how the Silver State uncertainties should be solved. I wonder if the Silver State in owned by these politicians. Both sides are claiming to have the support of the majority of the Perak people. One side might say that they have the majority in the form of number of elected state representatives that is with the 28 BN and the 3 ‘frogs’ who say being friendly to the BN camp. These so-called ’frogs’ are forcing the ‘support’ of their constituencies, whom have actually rejected the BN camp. This is a one man show, who actually betrayed the electorates who voted them as their representative. Betrayed them because of ‘greed’, dissatisfaction, or maybe in exchange of ‘acquittal’ decision on some pending court case. Is this fair to the electorates?

I’ve just came back from the Silver State yesterday and I had the opportunity to talked to some individuals on the street and I noted that they are quite discouraged on what is happening in the Silver State. The political tension, prolong uncertainties in state had affected the state’s economy and unity among the races. To these simple people on the street, who ever the MB does not matter to them but there should be fair-play in choosing the government of their choice and it should be by the majority from the rakyat not in the hand of the individual representatives. Representative are chosen due to their affiliation to a certain political party therefore rightfully if these irresponsible ‘frog’ wish to jump over the drain they should go back to the people who elected them in the first place. They should not take their position as a ‘time deposit’, a term which the present PM often used on Sabah, to withdraw it anytime and enrich themselves. Can it be concluded that being an YB is a road to richness? A position where one can bargain in exchange of monetary gain or ‘acquittal decision’ in favour of themselves? Isn’t this greed, arrogant, ignorant and selfish usual attitude of politicians? As I have often said these attitude will somehow will bring down the party they are affiliated with. To who ever the MB of Perak, go back to the people!

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While I was driving to day, I heard our newly appointed PM Datuk Seri Najib announcing the uplifting of two banned newpapers and the released of 13 Hindrafsupporters. I started to wonder whether the action to ‘uplift and release’ got something to do with the 3 by-elections? Is the newly appointed PM trying to tell the Minister of Internal affairs, Datuk Syed Hamid Albar’s action was wrong and not a good decision?

I just hope that the action taken to ‘uplift and release’ is notjust a ploy to gain votes for the 3 by-elections. This not about Datuk Seri Najib being elected as prime minister or the president of UMNO but more on the attitude of the UMNO members who have became very arrogant and corrupted. Many so-called leaders in UMNO don’t admit  their mistake and they are beyond criticism. Just like the case of the wrongly detained reporter and MP Teresa Kok. Just like how the minister in charged reacted!

For a simple Anakdesa like me, it is just too early to write off Datuk Seri Najib as the 6th Prime Minister. The above ‘uplifting and release’ is just not my kind of measuring tape. Give him time to prove to the people that he is just not one of the arrogant and corrupted UMNO member. And that what he swear in the name of his Creator is true.

Meanwhile, may I humbly congratulate him on his appointment as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia

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GREEN CARDS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
GREEN CARDS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

GREEN MYKAD MOVE QUERIED

Kota Kinabalu: Both Sabah Barisan Nasional and opposition leaders Tuesday questioned the current registration of “stateless people” at National Registration Department offices statewide that would enable them to obtain the green MyKad.

They feared that the document would end up not in the hands of “stateless” locals in the interior but to foreigners who may be armed with birth certs issued by hospitals in Sabah.

They said the Federal Government’s decision to issue the green MyKad should have been explained fully to the people before the NRD went ahead. ( The Daily Express )

Is this part of the so-called massive operation to flush out illegal immigrants which is costing the Government RM50 million? This is not flushing out but sucking in by those suckers in the Government!

I urge the people of Sabah especially the local political leaders of all parties to visit the National Registration Department offices statewide and see for yourself who are the people that are congesting the NRD office. You leaders must be blind, stupid, arrogant, selfish if you say that the majority queuing to inquire about the green card in the NRD offices are locals. Our local Sabahans must be exceptionally brilliant or have been magically transformed overnight so much so that they have now become tagalog/bisaya/ speaking citizens. One can see and hear them conversing at the NRD offices not in any local dialects but of foreign dialects.

LOCAL SABAHAN LEADERS MUST BE GETTING BLIND!

With the exception of YB Donald Mojuntin, where are the other so-called leaders especially from UMNO? Their lips must be sealed by the central Government or by their position. Leaders like Datuk Pairin, Datuk Maximus Ongkili, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Datuk Yong TeckLee etc who at one time or another has been so vocal on this issue? Then again I can understand Datuk Yong TeckLee’s position at the moment and where he stands so I will excuse him in my bombarding of local leaders for now. BUT the rest? I don’t and can’t accept any excuses other then them going against the proposal of issuing the green card to foreigners who may be armed with birth certs issued by hospitals in Sabah. We the Sabah people have had enough of being fooled by you politicians!

As for the Umno leaders who have been very very silence regarding “Project I/Cs” and illegal immigrants as of todate…what can I say of you people! Naturally only a fool like Anakdesa would make noise as it does not benefit him having all these illegals around! But the voice of one Anakdesa will not make much impact, that I do understand but I’m fulfilling my obligations to my future generations and wouldn’t want them to think that their forefather didn’t do anything to make this world a better place for them.

What we don’t want is this exercise further aggravating the perception among the genuine Sabah populace that it is easier for illegals to obtain identity documents than for locals to do so,” he said.

No doubt about this, it is easier for the illegals to obtain I/Cs in Sabah compared to the locals. Maybe the locals are too poor to “buy” the documents from these NRD officers. Speaking about NRD officers, money and illegals, it bring back memory, the case of a few NRD officers caught selling I/Cs last year by the ACA. Todate these officers have not been charged and the case has been swept under the carpet once again by the authority. The Government or for that matter the AG, a Sabahan by virture, are condoning to treason. Tan Sri Gani Patail in not taking action on these traitors is in fact portraying himself a traitor to the Sabah people in particular and Malaysia in general. It is sad to have a Sabahan/Malaysian as this!

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KOTA KINABALU: Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should always back one another in times of trouble, Sabah Umno secretary Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin said….“I leave it to Upko but in BN we need component parties to back each other up whenever we face difficulties. They should firmly be with us, that is the spirit of BN,” ( The Borneo Post )

Is this the philosophy of BN? Back each other, no matter whether the issue is tantamount to eroding the rights of your state or country? Does BN expect all it’s component members to follow blindly what ever it’s decision? No wonder we can never see the light at the end of the tunnel for the “project I/C” and illegal immigrants.

Was it wrong for UPKO to speak about this? This is something, which I have repeatedly said a thorn in the flesh for the Malaysian Sabahan. Yet when a state leader voiced their views, here comes a clown from our very own back yard calling to back each other! I thought that these kind of statement would only come from “overseas” . Disgusting!

What is there to “back each other” when it comes to this kind of situation and the issuance of I/Cs to the illegals? Is it because that the “project I/C” was the BN government pet or is this guy gaining from the “project”?.  If this guy got a little bit of patriotism in his blood for his state, he should have at least supported the statement by Datuk Wifred Bumburing. But sad to say that, he is nothing more than an opportunist. Afterall who in the hell can make millions of ringgits mansion after only being a minister a few years!

The heck with this kind of so-called leaders and the BN philosophy!

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Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim told a 20,000-strong rally that he had the numbers to form a new government and wants to meet with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss a handover.

“Tomorrow is the D-day. We are ready to form the government. We have the numbers and we are ready to announce tomorrow.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 people.jpg“Tomorrow, we are ready. But the best time (for the takeover), I tell you, is when we meet the prime minister.

“A peaceful transition is paramount,” he added, conceding that there will not be a change of government tomorrow as he had promised earlier.

According to him, Pakatan Rakyat has submitted a letter to Abdullah today seeking a meeting for a smooth transition of power.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 anwar.jpg“We have the numbers but we want to meet with Abdullah, show him the evidence and work out a handover because we want a peaceful transition,” he said to the jubilant cheers of the crowd.

The opposition leader also did not provide more information on how many MPs Pakatan has in the bag and the number of government defectors.Anwar will need at least 31 defectors from BN and perhaps over 40 for a stable Pakatan government.

“I believe that the government will fall in the next few weeks,” he told journalists after the rally.

The massive crowd had earlier gathered at the Kelana Jaya stadium in Petaling Jaya to celebrate Pakatan’s ‘Hari Malaysia’ celebration.

ISA dragnet slammed

Anwar, who began his 45-minute speech at 10.45pm, also emphasised the importance of Sabah and Sarawak to Malaysia.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 stage.jpgHe criticised the ruling Barisan Nasional for pursuing a divide-and-rule agenda at the expense of the two east Malaysian states.

“This is the first time ever a celebration of this scale is being held to recognise that we are one – that Sabah and Sarawak are part of Malaysia,” Anwar told the crowd.

He added that he would declare Sept 16 a national holiday when he takes over the government.

Anwar also slammed the Abdullah-led government of practising racial politics, which he said led to last Friday’s arrests of three people under the Internal Security Act.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 big screen.jpgHe urged the majority Malays not to be swayed by BN policies.

“The Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy) benefitted only the rich and elite Malays, not you,” he said.

Anwar also said that he would reduce fuel prices by 70 sen the very next day after forming the government.

Most of those in the crowd are at the stadium tonight in the belief that Anwar would make an important announcement on the formation of a new government, which the PKR leader has repeatedly claimed he would do by tomorrow.

High expectation

Earlier, Anwar entered the venue at about 9.40pm to thunderous chants of ‘Reformasi!’ and ‘Merdeka’.

Many Pakatan leaders were already at the stadium, most of them also believing that Anwar would make an important announcement at the rally.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 leaders.jpgPenang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, when asked if there would be a surprise announcement, merely said: “Wait for Anwar”.

Guan Eng and DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang had earlier entered the stadium to loud cheers.

Many people on the ground whom Malaysiakini spoke to also expressed confidence of an impending change.

“He may reveal the first batch of defectors and maybe on how they will approach the king. I think they will wrap it up and form a new government by the end of this month,” said retiree G Maniam.

‘I am surprised at how fast things are changing,” said another Pakatan supporter at the stadium, Anthony Tong.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 crowd.jpgThe 52-year-old accountant from Cheras said that he would not be disappointed even if Anwar managed to seize power by the end of this year.

“What Anwar has said will happen soon as all the people are backing him. The change of government will happen very soon now,” said Nursikin Bahrom, a 23-year-old student.

“Anwar has promised us a new beginning and we will support him when the battle begins on the 16th… he is our new prime minister and the BN should realise this,” said businessman Abdul Aziz Rashid, 36.

Don’t invite police, military

Meanwhile, PKR information chief Tian Chua said the three-member opposition alliance had already secured a simple majority in parliament and that more government lawmakers would defect later.

pakatan rakyat sept 16 gathering crowd waving flagBut he said there were concerns that the coalition – which has ruled since independence from Britain 51 years ago – would stoke conflict in order to justify a crackdown to keep itself in power.

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

Tian said the opposition’s push had been helped by the detention of an opposition politician, a prominent blogger and a journalist under draconian ISA.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908f flag.jpg“Abdullah’s final crackdown made people lose hope that he is ever going to be a liberal reformer, which he promised,” he said.

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar defended the detentions but said it was a police operation and not his idea – comments ridiculed by the opposition, which said he and Abdullah must be held accountable.

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

At the rally, Anwar set out an agenda to fight corruption and protect the rights of all citizens in Malaysia.”The Pakatan Rakyat government will uphold justice, a free judiciary, a free media and a professional police force,” he said.

(Merican Din)

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After the Malaysian general election on March 8, 2008, we heard people from all walks of life talking about “Political Tsunami” and it has been going on ever since.

Malaysia had a surprise election result, the Barisan Nasional dropped down from its overwhelming control of Parliament to a simple majority. Additionally, the alliance was voted out in five important states. The results have brought into the open the strong discontent among the ethnic minorities – the Chinese and Indians as well a loss of support among the Malays.

The rakyat has been asking “WHY”. A once mighty giant (BN) swept by the tsunami political wave and ended up like a limping cow.  In this election, it won just 51% of the votes; and 63% of parliamentary seats. This was its worst performance ever in Malaysia’s 50 years of independence, and crucially, for the first time since 1969, the BN lost the two-thirds majority in parliament it needs to amend the constitution.

If we care to notice, all  great empires or government in the world will have its share of time. All of them have had their great times and  as history has proven it, there will be a time that their supremcy ends.

So, is this the beginning of the end of the once mighty BN? Will there be changes in the political scenario in Malaysia after 50 years?  Is this the time? It seems that there are so many questions dangling around ever since the March 8, 2008 election.

As I have said earlier, the BN has been in power for the past 50 years and no change of government has ever taken place. So I don’t have the liberty to compare between a good government and a bad government in terms of BN governance. They are everything from good to bad. From bad to worst.

In this article, I would like to talk on all the governments in Sabah. Why Sabah? Well because I am from Sabah and I have tasted and went through all kind of government ever since Sabah got its independent from the British. And foremost because Sabah has the most number of government changed and the most numbers of Chief Ministers in the history of Malaysia. Though how much I, being a Sabahan, hated and ashamed to admit it, one can not erease the truth. It will forever be in the histroy of Sabah!

A very brief history on the changes of Sabah Government
– UNKO government was the first party to rule Sabah in 1963. At that time the late Tun Mustapha, who was the Head of State, wasn’t too happy with his limited role in the Government. So he orchestrated to remove UNKO and meanwhile had SCA to fill in the shoe as the Government. USNO took over from SCA as the Government. Meanwhile UNKO was disbanded. Unhappy with the rampant abuse of power and corruption by USNO, Berjaya party was formed to overthrow the USNO Government. Berjaya Government was then overthrown by the PBS party largely due to the iron-fist rule by the then CM and allegation of corruption by his cronies. PBS quit BN on the eve of 1994 general election, incurred the wreath by some of its ADUN becoming ‘frogs’. These ‘frogs’ joined BN and due to that BN has ruled Sabah state till today. Within the short span ( 15 years) of BN in power in Sabah, there are 7 chief ministers rotated within the BN coalition. Another history for Sabah! This rotation of chief ministers was mooted by the then Prime Minister. Personally, I would say that the rotation of CM is an insult to Sabahans and was indirectly implicating that Sabahans are crazy of power. Everyone wanted to be a CM! So give lah…each party ( UMNO, SAPP, PDS, LDP ) 2 years!

I came to this world, a ‘stage’ for actors as our real world is yet to come for all of us who are still alive now, before the Malaysia Day Sept 16, 1963. UNKO didn’t have the time to prove itself in governing the state. USNO in the first few years was good but towards the end they became ARROGANT. The CM wanted to become a sultan and fall out of favour with the federal government. With the help of the central government  Berjaya party took over. Because of  ARROGANT  CRONYISM and CORRUPTION they too were humbly shown the way out. PBS has its share of CORRUPTIONCRONYISM and of course ‘FROGS’ that brought them down. And now the BN Government though CORRUPTION and CRONYISM exist but due to the helping hand of RACIST DIVIDE AND RULE POLICY ONE-SIDED MEDIA and the infamous ‘PROJECT I/C’ they are still in power.

Generally, governments are cast out from office primarily due to  CORRUPTIONCRONYISM, RACIST, FAVOURITISM AND ARROGANT

Is there actually any good Government?  Yes all governments are good but only in the first few years in power. A good governance is the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantee the realisation of human rights essentially free of abuse and corruption, and with due regard for the rule of law.
Bad government? ALL!!  There will to be  ARROGANT, RACIST, CORRUPTION,  FAVOURITISM and CRONYISM  act after being in power too long. It’s the greedy human nature that once they are in power they tend to sweep all the state riches into their bank account. Tell me of one soul in Malaysia who has been in power that is not rich??? Do you think that their salary of being a minister or MP or ADUN for just a few years can really buy them those millions ringgits bungalows? 
A party being in power too long is not healthy. The so-called leaders of the day, will forget in what they stand for in the first place – to get rid of a bad government! In time, they too joined the bandwagon of bad governments. 
I don’t believe in being patriotic to any one party in the name of my race or religion. Being patriotic to the your race, religion and country..YES. But not to certain party or individual. Especially if the party or government has diverted from its duty of being a good government. A government for all Malaysian irrespective of their colours or religions and essentially free of abuse and corruption.
Simply said – Don’t let a single government stay in power too long!

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