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MANEK URAI At last the final official result of the Manek Urai by-election – PAS won with a very slim majority of 65 votes – PAS Abe Uji got 5,340 votes against Tuan Aziz 5,283. I was rather surprised not because PAS won or UMNO-BN lost but it’s the majority. I expected the majority to be between 1000-1500 votes. Not that I being a sore loser, in this case my expectation, but with such a slim victory surely something is not right. PAS and it’s PR partners should all sit down for some serious soul-searching session on what went wrong, and what contributed to the slim victory. PAS should be blamed for the poor result as they have been over harping on the ‘unity talk’ of late. I read a comment posted by a voter from Manek Urai who was not in favor of the ‘unity talk’, that he may as well vote for BN if that is the case. In the first place these voters don’t like UMNO-BN and now PAS wants to kowtow them. What the hack!

Anakdesa says what ever the so-called ‘unity talk’ is only UMNO’s ploy of ‘divide and rule’ tactic. They are damn good with this tactic works, but then again it all depends on the other party whether they are a fool or otherwise. This tactic was applied over and over again in Sabah with all the non-muslim bumiputra and the non-bumiputra population divided into smaller fractions with so many political parties to represent them. This has made Sabah it’s way into the Guinness Book of Record for having the most political parties in Malaysia, if not in the world.

Abe Uji - PAS

Abe Uji - PAS

Was it because the BN was clever in manipulating the situation or was it the Sabah so-called leaders who were actually damn STUPID. Or was the Sabah so-called leaders genius that they managed to convinced the central government to register and  accept their parties into BN, in return of position in the government where they can accumulate wealth?

Anakdesa has no political affiliation, so whoever had won in Manek Urai bears little significant to me. If I am a voter in Manek Urai, I’ll be choosing between the devil and the deep blue sea. However given no choice to choose as there are only UMNO-BN and PAS candidates, I would rather X-ed PAS. I’ve no lost love for UMNO-BN after what they have done to Sabah with it’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactic and how they manipulated the PATI (pendatang asing tanpa izin), issuing them with I/Cs so that they can vote for BN. These have made the local lost their rights as Malaysian citizens in many aspects such as medical facilities, night-market business etc. Not to mention the increased in crimes – drugs, rapes, housebreaking, murder  etc. which was committed by these PATI.

Tuan Aziz - BN

Tuan Aziz - BN

As I’ve written in my earlier artical ( READ HERE ), UMNO-BN needs to change it’s leaders attitude who, many said are full of  CORRUPTIONCRONYISM, RACIST, FAVOURITISM AND ARROGANT attitudes. They need to change or will surely be changed in the next general election.

Coming back to Manek Urai by-election, PAS should understand that the ‘unity’ talk is actually a ‘divide-and-rule’ tactic of UMNO. They know very well that PR is growing each day and so the only way to break PR is by using this tactic thus creating suspicion among the members of PR. Ostensibly to unite the community, PAS members however believe Najib meant to weaken their party and to break it apart from its Pakatan partners PKR and DAP. If PAS believe this is so then why are they continuing talking about ‘unity talk’ with UMNO-BN? Is it true that Najib is willing to divide the community just for the sake of his political games and hold on to power?

Anakdesa says to PAS – don’t be a fool or being fooled!

Now lets analise the result of the by-election. Manek Urai is a really rural Malay heartland where most (99%) of it’s voters are Malays, yet the UMNO-BN was unable to capture the seat despite deploying enormous resources and promises such as bridge of votes. This is something that Datuk Seri Najib as the President of UMNO and BN should take cognizance of, he can’t win in a Malay heartland by-election, wonder what hope does he have in other mix-areas!

Or was the loses contributed by his Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin who stepped on the toes of the Manek Urai Malays when he  belittle Mohd Fauzi (PR candidate), a self-made trader with a thriving fish-wholesaling business. These might have hurt the Malays as most of these Malays voters are simple and friendly people. Then came the DPM from the urban, belittling and describing Mohd Fauzi as a mere fishmonger, a humble profession for most of Kelantanese rural folks. It is actually an insult to all fishmonger and fishermen. How could someone made a visit your house and say it is a bad habit to eat with your fingers when it is your culture. Isn’t that an insult to to your culture? Sometimes some people just don’t use their brain when they talk!

Or the promise of a bridge be built the very next day should they win the by-election. Isn’t this a very unrealistic promise. To build is of course realistic but to build it the very next day??? I just couldn’t believe this when I heard him said this in TV1. If those words were uttered by any man on the street, I might just smile and said “oh what the hell, what does he know about building a bridge” or maybe he was talking about building a wooden bridge with no proper architectural plan which needed a few months to draw. But when it came from the number 2 man-in-command, no dictionary can describe my astonishment.  Only a fool would believe that can happen. If you say to demolish Petronas Twin Tower the next day, I would incline to believe as that is possible with thousands kilos of C4 placed all round the building structure! After that with just a push of a button,  Petronas Twin Tower will vanish in the thin air.

This is the kind of empty/unrealistic promises especially made during election 0r by-election time just to buy votes and these are the kind of leaders we have in Malaysia! Ahhh… by the way, isn’t this corruption? No I presume as the words came from the people that walk the corridor of power BUT yes if it came from the mouth of the opposition.

Anyway, with a 65 majority, a win is still a win! RIGHT? SO WHAT!

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I received this comment from someone called MelayuMudahLupa regarding my very long ago article Here . I wish to share here the narrow-minded thoughts of MelayuMudahLupa and why Malaysia can never progress in terms of being ‘Malaysian”. Racism will remain so long as someone as MelayuMudahLupa keeps on talking about one being a Malay, Chinese, Indian,Iban, KadazanDusun etc. and not as a Malaysian.

*********************************************************************** Submitted on 2009/05/26 at 2:23pm

allow me lo leave a comment meh:

Universiti ini tolong melayu…. 10% means a lot meh..20000 bright yet poor kampung bumis will lose their oppurtunity to further their studies…plus they won’t be able to enter IPTS due to “financial” barrier…i repeat “financial barrier”….please do a survey about number of bumis in ipts….

Firstly, I wonder where you got the figure that there are 200,000 undergraduates in UiTM. Anywy, it doesn’t mean that in order to accommodate that 10% it will necessary derive those, what you termed as poor kampong bumi, a place in UiTM. The faculty can always expand the intake and the present numbers of bumiputras be maintained. Secondly, what made you think that those non-bumis at the IPTS are all from rich families? They are there because of the limited quota allocated to them by the IPTA. Will they enroll themselves at the IPTS if they are given the choice? I do agree with you that that there are less bumi in the IPTS but that’s because most of them were given places in IPTA. You should survey the opposite i.e. how many non-bumi were admitted to IPTA because this is where there are quota and restriction imposed by the government!

By the way, what makes you think that those bumis accepted into UiTM are from poor families? I knew so many who came from rich families, while some with parents with high position in the government.

So in future, we are about to produce another mat rempits, drug addicts and young thugs….syabas diucapkan. How many of these people that you mention became what they are because of not being admitted to IPTA? There are what they are because of their own attitude my friend or because of family problems and so forth but definitely not about being not admitted to IPTA. It is not about whether you are in government or opposition camp.Tan Sri Khalid seems to say wrong things at the wrong time. Talking about admitting 10% quota for non bumis into uitm while the bumis are still mourning about their loss of political power, 30% increase of quota into mrsms (poor kampung children), loss of 45% of PSD scholarships, aggressive attacks against malay rulers and article 153 etc….

“Say wrong things at the wrong time” This sentence I fully agree with you. In fact all politicians are the same. Be they in the opposition or the government. This is a blanket coverage for all politicians and those that walks in the corridor of power.

Lost of political power? Well, the BN is still in power so where’s the lost? And so are all the states where the MB or KM is a Malay. Except of course Penang but then that how it was before.

30% into MRSM? (Did you get your facts right?) Well that I’ve to ask you one simple question, why didn’t you all went to the street as what happened when the 10% suggestion made by Khalid. Was it because the 30%(?) was proposed by the BN, while the 10% by the opposition? You see it is not because of 10% or 30%, it is more on whose mouth the words come from.

45% of PSD scholarship – Isn’t that fair? You are talking about 45% to be divided amount all other races while the bumi gets 55%. Afterall, this scholarship is the taxpayers’ money and you cannot disagree with me that the highest tax contributors are the non-bumis but yet  they only get 45% and are happy with it, if it’s approved by the government.

Aggressive attacks on malay rulers? Who attacked? You mean YB Karpal Singh? This I cannot comment as it is still with the court and I wish not to be in contempt of the court. However when Tun Dr Mahathir attacked the rulers and chipped their wings (or rather their fangs), why did you all not protest and voted him out? In contrast you all made him the longest serving PM. Yet another e.g. of whose mouth the words come out from.

Why 20000 young and bright bumis have to give their place to others just for a politician’s sake? Didn’t PR realize that 10% non bumi intake into MRSM is one of the reasons why kampung folks voted against BN a year ago? Why did PR make the same mistake again? His action is like pouring salt into a wound…..and he paid for it.

This I’ve answered above. But still again I pose you the very same question – Why didn’t you all protest on the street when it was proposed as what was done on UiTM?

If you malay scholars are really concerned about national integration, then why only targeting uitm? how about racist vernacular and chung hwa schools? will non-bumis disband these useless, racist scholls and integrate their students into one national education system before they demand same thing for SBP, MRSM and UiTM? Why do bumis always have to make sacrifices and sacrifices while non-bumis don’t have to?

I just cannot control my laughter for a moment when I read this comment. You should understand the difference between UiTM, vernacular and Chung Hwa schools (wonder why you pinpoint Chung Hwa School) before you put up your comments as it will show how shallow your understanding on this matter. No one stops you from enrolling any vernacular schools for that matter Chung Wah School included. There is neither quota nor restriction. Everyone is most welcome to enroll. Unlike UiTM, quota and restriction are imposed.

Please remind yourself and others, UiTM is a university, with a sole purpose of balancing the number of bumi professionals against non-bumis professionals esp chinese, so that there will be no racial gap in any pro sectors, no racial hatred/ dissatisfaction and finally no more 13th may 1969 clash. UiTM is a balancing university. So apart form quality, quantity also matters. Balancing university? So you are saying that it is something like the NEP? To balance the economic cake between the races? Foremost, you should be asking yourself why there are imbalances of professionals among the races.

How I hate talking by race as  we should be talking and considering ourselves as Malaysian now after more then 50 years of independence.

Are you telling and admitting that the Chinese are clever then the bumis so much so that we bumis are crying for protection and can’t compete without it after 52 years of independent? I totally love to disagree with that as I am a bumiputra myself and foremost it insulted my dignity being a bumiputra. Every human in this world are the same, likewise all Malaysian are the same. No race is more genius then the other. I don’t consider myself less genius then the Chinese but I do agree that some Chinese are better then me. Likewise, I don’t consider myself the best among the bumis but do agree that some bumis are better then me while some are worst then me. That’s the problem with us bumiputras; forever asking for protection which made us too complacent and being too complacent always failed us. Look at the NEP, which was suppose to protect and balance the economic cake of the country. After so many years implemented, I urge you to check in the Forbes magazine of the most riches people. Any bumiputras? NONE! Why? After all the protection and NEP. Surprisingly, right? Likewise, a certain quota should be open to non-bumis in the UiTM for the simple reasons, as I have mention in my article, integration and competition. We should not remain under the coconut shell forever and only to compete and learn among ourselves. Regarding the 13th may 1969, this is the very one episode that we later generations can never really know the reasons. We only come to believe what was fed to us by those people in the corridors of power. Was it really due to race and economic? Or was it due to political powers at risk?

We will forever be a toddler, if we forever depends on government protection in term of economic and education. Progress? Yes but within the coconut shell.

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lim-kit-siang1Tonight, I will also launch a booklet “The Cries of Sabah”.

The following is the Introduction for the booklet:

Introduction

The thought of producing this booklet came to me when I received consecutively on Oct. 10/11 two heart-wrenching cries from two visitors to my blog. (The cries of Sabahans; Don’t neglect Sabah, please!)

I felt very ashamed as a Malaysian that after 45 years of Malaysia, there is still such an ocean of ignorance among West Malaysians about Sabah and Sarawak. Even more shameful is that the Government is guilty of allowing such wide gap of differences – economy, education, health, basic infrastructure – to exist between the people living on the two lands of the same country divided by the South China Sea. Clearly, the Barisan Nasional (BN) is not prepared to create a truly Malaysian nation where Sabahans and Sarawakians can fully feel that they are treated as equal citizens and an integral part of the nation.

This is why BN has become quite irrelevant, not only to Sabahans and Sarawakians but to all Malaysian communities, whether Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazan-Dusun-Muruts, Ibans or Orang Asli.

This booklet also chronicles the day-by-day effort made in Parliament in May this year to table a motion for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah – the worst problem faced by Sabahans – and how it failed because of the lack of support by the BN Members of Parliament, including those from Sabah.

It starts with the observation on the seemingly change of attitude shown by some Sabah Members of Parliament in the first Parliament sitting after the March 8, 2008 general election where the unprecedented political tsunami swept away five state governments from the control of the BN, and for the first time in the history of Malaysia, denied the BN 2/3 majority in Parliament.

The contents of this booklet are from my blog postings, each of which provoked heated discussion and debate on the topic at hand.

In the appendix are the blogs before the “political tsunami” of March 8, 2008, starting with my parliamentary speech on “The New Underclass in Sabah” on 16th April 2007.

Blog, a modern medium where everyone can express his/her views even anonymously as visitors, has given a completely new meaning to freedom of expression to Malaysians.

This is why the BN government has invaded the cyberspace and intruded into this new space of freedom.

There has been a transformation from its initial bewildered and hostile attitude to the blogosphere, highlighted by the “goblog” chapter of the previous “Misinformation Minister” Zainuddin Maidin and the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention of Malaysia’s famous blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin to a more nuanced and engaged posture sending cybertroopers into the blogosphere to fight its cause.

A new sense of freedom provided by the Internet must be matched by an equal sense of responsibility and I do not apologise for the minimum of moderation on my blog, disallowing language which are vulgar, obscene, inflammatory or inciting hatred of race or religion.

Although the latest parliamentary effort to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants in Sabah was not successful, the problems and plight faced by Malaysian Sabahans and Malaysian Sarawakians continue. But let Malaysians join hands as one people despite the obstacles and baggage of BN to change this.

The struggle must go on…

Lim Kit Siang
Parliament
November 2008

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oilrigTan Sri Bernard Dompok who was unhappy with the Federal Government’s decision to give Petronas the go-ahead to build the 500km gas pipeline project from Kimanis, Sabah to Bintulu, Sarawak has been conveniently convinced by the Federal Government. The Federal Government had agreed to built a full-fledged petrochemical plant in Kimanis and that only excess gas would be exported to Bintulu! Read here, here, here, here, here and here comments which I felt some are just plain stupid while some views do have substance.

Being just a simple Anakdesa, I don’t seems to understand what and how do they determine ‘excess gas’. Will the cost of building the full-fledged petrochemical plant be cheaper, equal or more expensive then the 500km gas pipeline? Isn’t it a waste of public fund to build the 500km pipeline and at the same time build a full-fledged petrochemical plant?

It is not that I mind sharing God’s given wealth but Sarawak is also a gas producing state. So why need to channel the gas to Sarawak when Sabah is in dire need of such energy? Take the example of towns in Sabah, Sandakan and Tawau where there is impending energy crisis. Where’s the logic? I wouldn’t mind if the pipeline is to be built to, say, Kelantan or Johor where there is no gas! I am not having a greedy thoughts but to share it with someone who is equally having what you have is just too illogical!

I am sceptical and suspicious about pledges made by the Federal Government. After building and completing the 500km gas pipeline, the Federal Government decided against the building of the full-fledged petrochemical plant, then WHAT? Afterall, if the PM can simply change his earlier decision to scrap the 500km project and within a few months reinstate it, I don’t see any reason why they can’t and will not reverse their pledge to build the full-fledged petrochemical plant later. Flip-flop decision is nothing new to Government. They will then come up with all kind of excuses to upheld their decision and get all the Sabah BN leaders to serenade the ‘song’ to the Sabah people later. Of course some so-called Sabah leaders who are well known of their “yes, sir”, “no problem, sir” “whatever, sir” attitude will happily, blindly and stupidly echo the excuses to the people of Sabah. By then it is TOO LATE!

This delaying tactic has been used over and over again by the Federal Government yet the state so-called leaders are just too blind (or are they pretending) to see it. They never learn from the many failures that hunted the Sabah people for decade because of their arrogance and stupidity. The promises and failure by the Federal Gornment to resolve the illegal immigrants, the “Project I/C”, the high cost of living et cetera.

The Sabah leaders never learn how they are being fooled, taken for a ride and made used of in the past by the Federal Leaders as long as they can keep their position.

The Sabah leaders never learn that being arrogant to the rakyat’s voice will someday back-lashed on them.

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KUALA LUMPUR, TUES: Home Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, 58, has been appointed chairman of the Election Commission (EC) effective this Dec 31. ( NST )

Outgoing EC chairman

 

 

Outgoing EC chairman

All these years many parties (except for BN of course) and individual have been unhappy with the retiring Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman way of handling elections in Malaysia. This is especially so during the Dr. Mahathir regime where the redelineation of new boundaries for the ADUN and MP have been questioned. The redelineations have been seen as a divide and rule tactics in favour of the BN government.

We can see that, where there is a strong support for the BN that area would be divided to make way for more seats for the BN eventhough the population is small. Compared to the majority urban area where population is big but support for the BN is less, the area remained status quo.

Some Sabah leaders (sad to say ‘some’) have been very vocal on the issue of illegals who are given the rights to vote during elections using the “Project I/C”. Kopitiam talks are that some of these illegals are even asked to vote more then once at several places using different I/Cs. Dead people resurrected during election and manage to cast their votes. All these have been voiced out to the EC, to have the Electoral Roll cleaned up but todate nothing materialised. Each time a new Electoral Roll is gazetted, they promised that those electors who are dead or have ceased to be qualified have been expunged from the roll. All those promises and sweet talk are just bullsh**!

Can we expect something concrete from this new EC chairman? Does he have the professional integrity expected from a government servant. Will he be impartial in discharging his duties as the EC chairman? OR would he be the same or even worst then the previous chairman?

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KOTA BAHARU: An opposition member today suggested that the monthly allowance for assembly members be increased to provide better services to the constituents.

Datuk Nozula Mat Diah (BN-Paloh) said the RM3,500 allowance was not enough, especially in providing financial assistance to the needy.“I’m suggesting that the allowance be increased, at least by 50 per cent,” he said during a debate at the state legislative assembly…..( NST )

This is the BN representative kind of thinking! All they are worried about is money! What’s printed in their head is that ringgit sign and that’s what they are good at. Here you are this Datuk Nozula (BN-Paloh) asking for 50% allowance increase. He cited financial assistance for the needy which my gray cells can not digest. Don’t the ADUN have any allocation to help the needy? Why need to increase their personal allowance? Please lah don’t humilate the poor about your petty allowance of RM3,500! There are so many government servant and rakyat who are earning less then half of what you are getting. Stop the crap of helping the needy with your allowance. You people are just too greedy.

If you really want to help the needy, you should be calling to increase the ADUN allocation and not allowance. But I doubt as allocation does not go direct to his account, not like the allowance which is credit direct to his account. I guess this Datuk Nozula must be desperate due to the increase of the cost of living. Well, don’t blame anyone but your own BN leaders at that Federal level! They created the mess by the huge increase of the fuel price without taking into consideration of the chain reaction effect. So why complaint now?

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Mohamad Khir Toyo

Mohamad Khir Toyo

Selangor Umno leaders should hold key posts in the party to help wrest back the state from Pakatan Rakyat, said Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

He called on Umno Youth in the divisions which have yet to hold their delegates’ meetings, to nominate aspiring candidates from Selangor to contest in the Youth elections.

Dr Mohamad Khir, who has offered to contest the Umno Youth chief post, said he would not be able to woo more youths in the Klang Valley to support Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election, should he failed to get the required quota. ( NST )

Pls Vote For Me

Pls Vote For Me

Is this a threat? Or is this guy crying for sympathy from the delegates. The most honourable thing my friend is to back-out or be humiliated. You will end up no where in the party. Afterall, you have already been humiliated when you lost Selangor to the opposition when you were the MB. What makes you think that you can woo anymore youths now then you were the MB?

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