Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Marina, Wherever You Are... (Updated With Pics)

Our Precious Moments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Barisan Rakyat Blogger Team

Habeas Corpus Victory For RPK
Cheerleading Role In KT Victory
Seeking Justice For Kugan

Friday, May 29, 2009

WTF!! Umno Giving Ceramahs In Penanti?

It was reported in Harakah that Umno has been actively giving ceramah in Penanti despite their decision to stay out from this by-election.

(Hrkh) - Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebenarnya begitu 'teliur' (teringin) menyertai pilihan raya kecil di Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) N12 Penanti tetapi apa boleh buat ia tidak mendapat perkenan Presidenya, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak yang kononnya tidak mahu terjerat dengan mainan politik pembangkang dan mahu menumpukan hasrat menjana ekonomi.

Di Penanti, walaupun ia tidak mendapat restu penyertaan calon Umno dan BN namun mulai dua malam berturut-turut parti yang hampir tengelam itu mula mengerakkan jentera penerangan ke beberapa buah kampung hatta di luar Penanti dengan harapan rakyat tahu kenapa BN bertindak begitu.

Semalam dikhabarkan Ketua Umno Bahagian Bukit Mertajam, Dato' Musa Sheikh Fazir mengadakan pidatonya di hadapan 50 orang di Bangunan Umno Bahagian Permatang Pauh.

Malam ini Exco Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Malaysia, Lokman Nor Adam dijangka mengadakan peneranganya di Dun Penanti. Sehari sebelum ini beliau sempat bertemu pemuda di Bahagian Tasek Gelugor di Kampung Lubuk Meriam dengan kehadiran 70 orang tempatan. Read more here..

Can we question the police whether the ceramah held by Umno was given any permit? If so, under what circumstances was the permit issued since Umno is a non participant in this by-election? If no permit was issued, why was there no action taken against these illegal assemblers.

Maybe we would like to question our Election Commission on this too. They have been efficient in not allowing flags of Pakatan Rakyat component parties to be used during by-election other than the party contesting. Ok, this is not a flag issue. But the point is why Umno is allowed to give ceramah in Penanti without participation?

Answers, anyone??
MalaysiaKini, why no coverage on this? Andrew Ong? Athi Veranggan?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Must Read: Another Brilliantly Written Article By Dean Johns..

I have to reproduce this article here in my blog and share it with readers as what was written by Dean Johns skillfully touches every thoughts and feelings that is going through me at this moment.
The BNality of evil
Dean Johns
On this glorious autumn morning in Sydney, an absolute cliché of a perfect day, the air as clear as crystal and the sky a stunning blue.
By rights I should be revelling in the feeling that it’s great just to be alive.And I guess I am, in a physical sense.
But emotionally it’s another matter entirely, as with this column to write, I sit here cheerlessly confronting the cold eye of my computer screen and its mindlessly blinking cursor, struggling to strike a spark of inspiration from an uncooperative keyboard.
But I can hardly blame an innocent computer for the contrast between the brilliance of the day and the bleakness of my mood. In fact the fault is entirely my own.
Somehow I’m constitutionally incapable of the feeling that ‘God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world’ when the same alleged God that some imagine created this heavenly day perversely permits such hellish situations in so many other parts of the world.
Sometimes it seems that evil lurks almost everywhere on earth.
There seems no end to the pain and suffering and death that it causes, and no sign that any amount of intervention, divine or otherwise, will ever diminish it, let alone bring it to an end.
And for those of us who are driven to write or fight against it, it has an extra and especially excruciating dimension: it’s incredibly, endlessly boring.
The phrase “the banality of evil” is as apt today as it was back when Hannah Arendt coined it to describe the personality of Nazi genocide organiser Adolf Eichmann.Eichmann, she claimed, committed his atrocities not out of hatred for his victims, but out of a lack of imagination so total as to deprive him of any shred of empathy for fellow human beings.
I don’t believe that all of today’s major-league evil-doers are as motiveless as Eichmann, but they’re every bit as callous, banal and ultimately boring as he was in their insatiable cravings for power and feelings of self-importance.
Surely the most vivid embodiment of the banality of evil in the world today must be Kim Jong-Il of North Korea. A man, like his father before him, who has enslaved and starved his people in his demented quest to maintain a million-strong army and build a nuclear weapon for the single, pathetic purpose of expressing his paranoid egomania.
Then there’s Robert Mugabe (left), driven by a hatred for whites that Eichmann, according to Arendt, lacked for the Jews he slaughtered, but every bit as empty as Eichmann of any capacity for sympathy or empathy with anyone but himself and the supporters he needs to survive.
And he is as boring as every other tinpot dictator I can think of in his greed for such banalities as grand mansions, branded merchandise and shopping sprees for his stupid wife.
The leaders of Iran are another case in point, still tediously employing timeless sectarian hatred and insane religious extremism in the pursuit of sordid, mundane cravings for some shred of self-esteem.
And so it goes around the globe, such an endless parade of banality and evil as to disgrace the human race and bore us columnists - and our unfortunate readers - to tears.
Beyond banality
Of course the most crying shame of all to me, because I happen to read and write about it so much, is the chronically tedious situation in Malaysia. After more than half a century of monopolisation by Barisan Nasional (BN), the situation has gone way beyond banality to utter BNality, and seems to get more evil by the day.
The whole country is held to ransome by a bunch of people so BNal that all they can muster in the way of a slogan for a nation they’ve so strenuously kept divided all these years is a ludicrous lie like ‘1Malaysia’.
And all these so-called leaders seem to care about are BNalities like money, ridiculous titles, luxury cars, big houses, offshore holiday retreats and overseas junkets for themselves and their families.
The BNality of evil; the evil of BNality. Have you ever heard or read an utterance by a BN politician that wasn’t so dim, dull or such a litany of obfuscation and outright lies that it was anything but stupefyingly boring?

And no, fans of Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) needn’t claim that their hero is an exception, as his every utterance is drearily, predictably false and sarcastic, and thus not a whit witty.
BNality of speech is, of course, just a symptom of BNality of thought. And just as I’ve never heard an even remotely interesting remark from a BN politician or official, nor have I seen evidence of a single creative idea.
There’s been no shortage of projects, I grant you. Like the Twin Towers, for example, which have proven a big tourist attraction. But they were built by Japanese and Korean contractors using mostly Indonesian labour, and when it came to the BNality of who paid the bill, the evil fact is that the Malaysian people did, through Petronas accounts so compromised that they’re an official state secret.
So, as with every project on which the BN government spends public funds, there’s no accounting for how much loot was siphoned-off in kickbacks, ‘commissions’, fraud and embezzlement. Just as there’s no way of telling which individuals and corporations evade tax by paying bribes in return for deep discounts.
But the greatest cost of all this venality isn’t financial, it’s social. For evil of such BNality to prosper and perpepuate itself, the populace has to be deprived of such safeguards as a proper police force, honest judiciary, trustworthy media, enlightened education system and independent civil services.
Deprivations that lead in turn to rampant corruption, uncontrolled crime, ceaseless suspicious deaths in custody, growing risk of arrest and detention without charge, heavily-skewed elections and, as recently experienced by the DAP, police harrassment of opposition politicians and supporters.
As I write this, people are being arrested in Ipoh for participating in a hunger strike to protest the recent power-grab in Perak. So at least I haven’t entirely wasted this beautiful day by spending it at the keyboard.
As long as courageous activists keep on fighting and we critics keep on typing, someday the majority of Malaysians will finally revolt against the intolerable reality - not to mention the flagrant immorality and growing illegality - of BN evil and banality.



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Enforcing Police State In Perak? Judge This Yourself ...

So what was all this commotion about?
This is about Pakatan Rakyat staging a three days peaceful hunger strike in protest against the illegal takeover of the state government calling for Perak crisis to be resolve by a fresh state election.
The Police were out in full force and in their attempt to thwart this peaceful event. Arrests were made. Among those arrested were ousted assembly speaker V Sivakumar, DAP's Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran and state assemblypersons Keshwinder Singh (DAP-Malim Nawar), Chan Ming Kai (PKR-Simpang Pulai), Chang Lih Kang (PKR-Teja), Leong Mee Meng (DAP-Jalong), Thomas Su (DAP-Pasir Pinji) and Lim Pek Har (DAP-Menglembu).
And judging from the police actions in handling situations in relation to political issues in recent months, Malaysia has indeed plunged deeper into a Police State and the police force is merely BN's enforcing dogs.
Otherwise, how do you explain all those recent arrests around the country? Illegal assembly? If so, then our country has just turned into The Land Of Illegal Assemblies. Even The May 7th Perak state assembly is illegal by law and constitution.
With the laws that exists in our country, every single citizen of this country is effectively a lawbreaker by definition.

Follow the turn of events here at http://http://twitter.com/limkitsiang

Wonder who is responsible for all these police highhanded actions? Home Minister or The IGP?
- Pics courtesy of CinaIslam blog.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Pakatan Rakyat Carnival At Penanti Nomination Centre...(Updated)

It was one sided all the way to the nomination centre without the participation of BN. That makes the atmosphere more or less like a Pakatan Rakyat carnival do. Stalls were set up on both sides of the closed road leading to the nomination centre. Business was a bit slow as only about 3500-4000 Pakatan Rakyat supporters moved into Penanti to throw their support behind Mansor.

Probably, Pakatan Rakyat felt that there is no point in mobilizing their supporters from all over the country since BN has decided to stay out from this by-election. However, The Whisperer feels that with or without BN's participation, this by-election should be treated as The People's Protest Voice against the administration's abuse of power through judiciary in resolving the Perak crisis. Yet again, further disgracing the country's image to the world.

The PR Supporters Separated By The Cops

I will make this post short as we are required to check out from our hotel by 1:00pm. Meanwhile, try log on to DelCapo picture link for today's shoot and some on-hand report from AnilNetto's blog.

I shall upload my pictures as soon as I get the opportunity to do so.

My apology to all..

But to the Penantians, you can do us a favor by voting for Pakatan Rakyat to register our United Voice in protest against blatant abuse of power, namely, the police force and the kangaroo court of appeal, by those walking the corridors of power.

The Supporters Came Carrying Their Message

Bloggers At Work

Cops At Work?

Do These People Look Thuggish At All? If There Is One, Then Very Likely That One Is A SB

Nizar Arriving To Thunderous Applause And Cheers

A Fitting Resemblance To The State Of BeEnd

Pakatan Rakyat Generasi Baru Making Their Presence Felt (Pics Courtesy Of Topeng Perak)

Barisan Rakyat Bloggers Reporting From Penanti..

Good Morning, Malaysia, Good Morning, Readers!
A beautiful morning, indeed. Looks like it is going to be another hot day. Hot in the sense that there is this nomination coming in a few hours time.And this is exactly where we will be heading. And this is exactly the purpose of us being here- be with the heat and sharing with you the atmosphere of what that is about to happen. So stay tune..
This time, we would be sending in a light strike force on a adhoc basis since BN has chickened out from contesting in this election. But that is not the only reason why we are sending in a light strike force. Many of us have opt out from covering this nomination mainly due to time and financial constraint. However, we will try to do our utmost best to keep all of you updated whenever we can. Please do bear with us for the inconvenience caused.
We, Uncle Zorro, Delcapo, Mila, Ikaru and yours truly, left KL after work and reached our hotel about 10 minutes past 11:00pm. Viveg, our counterpart from Bukit Mertajam, was there to greet us. We were treated to some booze and good food before we adjourned to bed.
For further update for today's coming event, do try log on to zorro's blog or delcapo's.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Of Najib's 1Malaysia, NEP Abolishment And Police State...

Najib Vows One Malaysia, People First, Performance Now
Bernama

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the nation on Friday night to embark on a "great journey together" to transform the country, promising them that his administration would place priority on performance and the people.

In his maiden speech aired over national television, he told Malaysians that his administration would strive to live up to the slogan "One Malaysia. People First. Performance Now."

Najib, who was sworn-in as the new prime minister early Friday, said that the government would adopt "new approaches for new times -- a government that places a priority on performance, because the people must come first."

His words were laced with certainty as he pledged that none would be left out in the country's pursuit for progress.

"We must reach out to all parts of Malaysia... to all our diverse communities. In our national discourse and in pursuing our national agenda, we must never leave anyone behind," he said.

"We must reach out to the many who may have been disaffected and left confused by political games, deceit and showmanship," he added.

Malaysians tuned in to listen to his prime time address while others logged on to his blog at "1malaysia.com.my" where his text of the speech was promptly uploaded.

He said that in the coming weeks, he would be consulting with people around the country "as I begin to reshape the leadership and priorities of the government."

"I am mindful," he said, "that we should build on the successes and lessons of the past."

He also spoke of his growing up years and said that he was inspired by the positive impact of public service "in the example of my late father (Tun Razak Hussein)" Read more
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Najib: Abolish NEP
MalaysiaKini
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was on a charm offensive, touching on his plan to dismantle the National Economic Policy (NEP), a sore contention point in Malaysia's race-relations.
In an interview with Singapore's Straits Times, Najib (right) said that the ethnic quotas had damaged Malaysia's competitiveness and ran counter to global trends.

He added that the long-term benefits of ending the scheme would outweigh the "pain".

Launched in 1970, the NEP has remained one of the most divisive aspects of Malaysia's multi-ethnic society. The affirmative action programme uniquely favours the Malay majority over the Chinese and Indian minorities.

Among the benefits, the NEP allows Malays to buy homes at a discount, privileged access to scholarships and higher education and employment in certain sectors. Read more
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1Malaysia won’t undermine Malay interests – Rais
Bernama
The 1Malaysia concept introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not undermine the interests of the Malays and the position of Bahasa Malaysia as the national language, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said today.
He said there was no reason for the people to be confused about or reject the concept.
“The concept does not contain anything which can lead to undesirable matters; it emphasises unity, it promotes harmony, it encourages productivity,” he told reporters after a post-Cabinet meeting at the Negeri Sembilan Broadcasting Complex in Jalan Sungai Gadut here.
The question of the concept was raised because some Malays were confused over the “Malaysian Malaysia” concept advocated by the DAP at one time. They saw the 1Malaysia concept of Najib as the first step towards providing for equal rights among all the communities with the objective of winning back the support of the Chinese and Indians.
Dr Rais said the concept did not change the special privileges of the Malays in Article 153 of the constitution or alter the position of the Malay language in Article 152.
“It only brings about a continuation of the values of the nation’s struggles. Now, it is up to us whether to contribute to its success or avoid involvement,” he said.
On another matter, Dr Rais asked the people to be patient for another month or so to see changes by his ministry with regard to radio and television programmes or films.
The programmes to be broadcast from now on would contribute to development of the nation-state but would have commercial value and be interesting to follow, he said.This was being undertaken after the ministry had set up a special panel to adapt imported television programmes or films for the country, he said, and invited the private sector to join the panel.
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16 arrested at Teratai candlelight vigil
MalaysiaKini

Sixteen people, including Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee, were arrested by the police just outside her service centre at about 8.45pm tonight for allegedly holding an illegal assembly.
Those arrested have been taken to the Pandan Indah police station. It looks quite certain that they will be held overnight.They were arrested after a lightning short police warning for them to disperse. Read more here..
Wong Chin Huat arrested for calling for a wear black day on May 7th-more arrests may come!
Mafrel
Wong Chin Huat who worked with BERSIH to call for a wear black day on May 7th to protest the undemocratic seizing of power in Perak by BN was arrested yesterday under Sedition Act. But his idea to protest the day cannot be arrested. If anything it give another reason to wear black tomorrow: to protest Wong’s arrest! Wong is reported to be possible for release today. Watch out for latest development here.
Meanwhile Mat Sabu of PAS was also arrested for planning a mass prayer for the same Perak issue.
Another 5, including PKR’s Cikgu Bard were reportedly arrested in Putrajaya for trying to send a birthday cake with Altantuya’s name to the PM.
Using 7 arrests so far to silence critics ahead of the May 7th State Assembly seating in Perak, has tarnished new PM Najib’s proclaimed liberalisation of the media. `1 Malaysia’ shows its Big Bro connotation quick!
Meanwhile the criticisms against the May 7th crack down has grown-with Penang’s CM calling Penangites to wear black tomorrow; DAPSY called upon public to do a sit in in front of Perak State Assembly tomorrow. over 30 NGOs condemned the arrests and called for Wong and others’ release.
The Silver State loses its shine
The Malaysian Bar
In the end, on Thursday, May 7th 2009; all hell broke loose. Perak State Assembly was chaotic, people were arrested here and there & 5 lawyers were also arrested when they wanted to see their clients etc.
Now, I am not a Pakatan member, and so I am not a mouthpiece for Pakatan. My views are formed after reading the newspapers, blogs and also talking to MPs from both side of the fence. So, as a Rakyat, a Voter, and an Anak Malaysia; this is my personal opinion:-
1. Karpal Singh was surrounded by UMNO Youth members in Parliament a few months ago. These UMNO youth chaps acted aggressively and threateningly. Yet when this issue was raised in Parliament, the Speaker had concluded that Parliament was quasi-autonomous and therefore Police could not get involved in UMNO Youth’s siege of Karpal in Parliament House.
But on Thursday, 7th May 2009, the Police had stormed into Perak State Assembly to remove Speaker Sivakumar out of the Hall. Police actually pulled and dragged Sivakumar out of his seat. No autonomy at Perak State Assembly, I guess.
2. BN mocks Anwar about Party Hopping to justify what it did in Perak, but yet Pakatan did not carry out the party-hop plan, and instead BN not only planned (and carried out) the party hop but also used brute force tactics to take over the Assembly Hall on the 7th May.
BN has shown Malaysia that it seems capable of doing anything, including using force to seize power. That message is clear to all Malaysians, particularly those who have seen the videos of Sivakumar’s eviction from his seat. It will remain etched in the minds of the people.
3. The Police Force has lost its aura of independence a long of time ago. People now mock the police for its corrupt practice and unfair treatment of people, and what happened on Thursday night at Brickfields Police Station with the arrest of 5 lawyers from the Kuala Lumpur Legal Aid Centre (who merely wanted to see 14 people arrested for a candle vigil) illustrates that.
When Police arrests lawyers during the performance of their duties, you know something is not right. The right of an arrested person to see their lawyer is fundamental in a civilised society and could it be that last Thursday’s incidents is an indication that our country has become a jungle where the rule of law doesn’t apply. I hope not.
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Najib’s Latest Strategy: Perception War
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Najib realises the value of a good team of public relations wizards. So he too has his own ‘Fourth Floor’. But he is not using a bunch of young wet-behind-the-ears Oxbridge graduates the way Pak Lah did. Najib knows that Mahathir would never accept this, as his suspicion for such young punks has not diminished. Najib, just like Mahathir before that, has outsourced the services of a team of experts. And they have come up with a great plan on how to ensure that Umno not only wins the next general election, but wins back all the states it has lost plus its two-thirds majority in parliament as well.
Najib’s plan is a multi-prong. First he has to give the impression that he is bringing reforms to Malaysia. The New Economic Policy will be reviewed. Some liberalisation and relaxation of the rules will be introduced. Even the FIC may be closed down to give more confidence to investors and the Chinese business population that the government is really serious about abolishing the many rules and regulations that favour the Bumiputeras.
There will be a lot of window-dressing and some will be made to appear as more than just window-dressing. But what is going to be the thrust of the strategy will be the battle on the political front. Read more here..
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Perception and Deception. Confusion, distraction, spinning, smokescreens and all Everything appears to be in total chaos. Either Najib is not in total control of his position which brought about all these confusion. Appearing like the head is losing control of all the limbs. Or is it deliberately done to confuse the people while they are up to no good?
Only time can tell.

Read RPK's Message Clearly: Nothing Is Gonna Stop Me Now...

My most sincere apology to the nation










I made it very clear there would be no negotiations. How can I agree to bribing police officers to get my son off the hook after speaking out against crime, corruption, abuse of power and cover-ups of criminal acts by those who walk in the corridors of power?
NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

I offer no excuses. My wife, Marina, and I have five children, all now grown up. Four have made a life for themselves -- two are now married and have blessed us with four grandchildren. One, Raja Azman, left home when he was still in lower secondary school and chose to end all ties with the family. That was about 18 years ago or so.

Since he left home, he has been in and out of trouble, the result of living on the streets and sleeping in the back alleys of Kuala Lumpur. Invariably, life on the streets like an urchin turned him into what he is today.

Muslims believe that heaven lies beneath the feet of one’s mother. It is therefore seldom a Muslim mother would bring herself to curse her offspring. Doing so would condemn that child for eternity. That is what Muslims believe.

My wife made it very clear to our prodigal son that he turns his back on the family and resorts to a life of crime at his own peril. It does not matter the severity of the crime. Crime is crime whatever it may be, big or small. And is it not the tendency that petty criminals eventually migrate to hardcore crimes? He therefore invites his mother’s curse if he brings shame to the family. That was my wife’s final word on the matter.

Our son was warned that if he ever got into trouble he was entirely on his own. He can’t expect the family that he has disowned to rally to his side. He has made his bed so he must now lie in it. That was our irrevocable and uncompromising stand and this was delivered in no uncertainty to our son. He would have to make the decision as to what it was going to be.

Marina and I received a phone call a couple of months ago that our son, yet again, was in trouble. It was a call from a police officer. The phone was passed to our son so that we could be assured he was in the hands of the police. Although it was a huge disappointment to both of us, it was no shock, neither a surprise. This was yet another brush with the law that our son has got himself into over more than a decade.

The purpose for the phone call became clearer after our son handed the phone back to the police officer. They wanted to negotiate a settlement. The problem is small, we were told. This can be settled easily enough. They know we would rather bury this problem than let it become public knowledge. We are, after all, high profile. And bad publicity such as this would not help our image.

I made it very clear there would be no negotiations. How can I agree to bribing police officers to get my son off the hook after speaking out against crime, corruption, abuse of power and cover-ups of criminal acts by those who walk in the corridors of power? Sure, maybe no one would know about it. Once I pay up, the matter will be buried so deep no one would be the wiser. But I would know. My wife would know. My family would know. And the police officers who I had bribed would know.

How can I continue speaking out against what ails this country when I am not able to walk the talk? It is so easy to talk when you have nothing to lose, except maybe your freedom. But when it comes to a member of your family, you compromise your principles and violate the very thing that you speak out against.

When I hung up the phone, I could see the pain in my wife’s heart. After all, are not the eyes the window to the heart? Which mother can abandon a child, never mind how evil that child may be. It takes a very determined woman to put principles before the welfare of the family.

We knew it was with dire consequences that we had turned down the offer to settle the matter. We would be made to pay dearly for our stubbornness. They would make sure that we would suffer shame never before suffered by our family.

My children are devastated. The thought of our son having to spend a good part of his life in prison is only part of it. The fact that he carries the family name and that this would be held against the family was their main concern. They knew we would be made to suffer for what Raja Azman had done.

This was a predicament we would never be able to avoid. It would have been so simple to just agree to meet the police officers and pay them the money they wanted and all would have been settled. But it would have been settled only for that short moment in time. I would have to carry the knowledge that I sold out my principles and was not able to walk the talk for the rest of my life.

How can I continue doing what I am doing knowing that I am not able to practice what I preach? I would lose the moral high ground and would no longer be qualified to talk about change and about a better Malaysia. I am, after all, as corrupted as those people who walk in the corridors of power. My son may walk free. But I shall be taking his place in prison -- not a physical prison, but a prisoner of my own nagging conscience, which will haunt me till my last day on earth.

As a father, it was a most difficult choice I had to make. It was more difficult for Marina, the mother who gave birth to that son. We held each other’s hands and looked each other in the eye without speaking. Words were unnecessary. In that silence our hearts did all the talking. We knew we had to bite the bullet and face whatever lies ahead of us without wavering.

Marina and I apologise to the nation for what our son has done. As parents, Marina and I accept that responsibility.

There you go.. The true story behind it all.
Again, RPK does it in consistent with what he preaches. I really wonder how many of us would have responded the way he did when faced with such a situation and forced to make a tough decision. Tough indeed when it comes to choose between principles, values and family. Sacrifices have to be made but at the end what really matters is doing things right.
Very often in life, we reacted emotionally when hit with such a sudden situation. Most of us would waste our time trying to do a postmortem rather than finding a solution to the problem. At the end of the day, there would be lot of 'ifs' but no solution. If he had done this, then this would not have happen. All the so called life's experts or analysts. Fine if they do a postmortem as a lesson for future undertakings. But doing so for the sake of making their opinion known is definitely not acceptable. Lest they forget that what is done cannot be undone. What is the point of crying over spilled milk? Is it not better for us to think of a solution to overcome the problem? What if it is a life threatening situation when a solution is needed fast?
RPK has demonstrated all that with the above posting. Doing it the right way and doing it right.
But what really irates me is the manner many individuals chose to pass cynical remarks even before RPK's explanatory article comes out. And we do get opportunistic critics or losers who have nothing better to do except to wait for opportunity to add salt to people's miseries. What a bunch of losers! These losers can be found in zorro's blog commentary column pertaining to Raja Azman, the son of Raja Petra Kamarudin and Marina.
On The Whisperer's personal capacity, I took the news with a pinch of salt and chose to be patient and waited for the other side of the story before I make any comment or respond to any queries. How can I comment or reply to queries without knowing the truth behind the whole story?
Now that the truth is out and I don't see Pet any lesser but to gain greater admiration toward this great man for doing what is the right thing to do and clearing his conscience. With a clear conscience, RPK is going to come back Stronger and Taller.
The Whisperer has chosen to walk with RPK on a mission toward a Better Malaysia. It is a decision I took despite the disapproval of my family for some unwarranted reason of fear. But somehow, they have accepted and respected my decision for they know that I am doing all these from my heart- the satisfaction of doing something for the country and for the people.
The Whisperer remains focus and is not about ready to let any minor setback to distract me away from the mission of a Better Malaysia.
I Am Still With RPK And I Stand Tall With Him!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Why Bark Up The Wrong Tree? The Whisperer Ponders On...

The Whisperer wonders why so much priority have been given to MB versus MB case...
In the first place, The Whisperer believes that the status of Sivakumar as The Speaker should be and shall be the determining factor of the outcome of this whole crisis.
If Sivakumar was still effective The Speaker at the start of the crisis,

1) His submission of the three resignation letters of the frogs to Election Commission should not be rejected by EC as EC does not have that jurisdiction to challenge it in the first place. The respond by EC toward The Speaker clearly confirmed that Sivakumar was still effectively The Speaker at that point of time.

2) Subsequently, he suspended Zambry and six others assemblymen within the power of the speaker vested in him and this ruling cannot be overturn or challenge by any court of law according to the constitution. Any ruling made by any court of law is then deemed unconstitutional and is therefore not recognizable by the Perak state assembly.

Therefore, Sivakumar is still the legitimate Speaker and his rulings are still legitimate. The May 7th assembly sitting can then be deemed null and void.
Why then are they arguing now on majority and who is the legitimate MB? What majority when according to The Speaker, the three frogs have already resigned and the other comtempted assemblymen have been suspended? The Speaker did not break any law or constitution but merely exercising his right of power vested in him by the constitution. Lets not talk about the opposing party's actions...
The Whisperer felt that all those court sagas are just a waste of time. It is like barking up the wrong tree for the sake of spinning things to their advantage at the same time forsaking the law and constitution.
Majority, my foot!! Stop making fools of yourselves and call for an election.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Amazing Speech With Lot Of Hidden Values For Our Government

Moral Of This Speech Is

Walk Your Talk!!

We Are Smarter Than You Think..

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Special thanks to Zorro's blog commentator, Nick, for the transcript of the speech.

"Hello, I’m Severin Suzuki, speaking for ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization. We are a group of four twelve and thirteen year-olds from Canada trying to make a difference …

We raised all the money ourselves to come 5,000 miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming here today I have no hidden agenda. I’m fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points in the stock market.

I am here to speak for all future generations yet to come.

I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard.

I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to go.

I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don’t know what chemicals are in it. I used to go fishing in Vancouver, my hometown, with my dad, until just a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear about animals and plants going extinct every day - vanishing forever.

In my life, I have dreamed of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles, and rain forests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.

Did you worry about these things when you were my age?

All this is happening before our eyes, and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realize, neither do you!

You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You don’t know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct. And you can’t bring back the forests that once grew where there is now a desert.

If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!

Here, you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organizers, reporters, or politicians. But really you are mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles. And all of you are somebody’s child.

I’m only a child, yet I know we are all a part of a family, five billion strong - in fact, 30 million species strong. And borders and governments will never change that. I’m only a child, yet I know we are all in this together and should act as one single world toward one single goal.

In my anger, I am not blind, and in my fear, I am not afraid to tell the world how I feel. In my country, we make so much waste. We buy and throw away, buy and throw away. And yet northern countries will not share with the needy.

Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to lose some of our wealth, afraid to let go.

In Canada, we live the privileged life with plenty of food, water, and shelter. We have watches, bicycles, computers, and television sets.

Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent time with some children living on the streets.

And this is what one child told us:“I wish I was rich. And if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicine, shelter, love, and affection.”

If this child on the street who has nothing is willing to share, why are we who have everything still so greedy?

I can’t stop thinking that these children are my own age, that it makes a tremendous difference where you are born.I could be one of those children living in the favelas of Rio.I could be a child starving in Somalia, a victim of war in the Middle East, or a beggar in India.

I’m only a child, yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and finding environmental answers, what a wonderful place this Earth would be.

At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not be greedy. Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?

Do not forget why you are attending these conferences, who you are doing this for — we are your children. You are deciding what kind of a world we will grow up in.

Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying, "Everything’s going to be all right.” “We’re doing the best we can.” “It’s not the end of the world.”But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore.

Are we even on your list of priorities?

My dad always says, “You are what you do, not what you say.”

Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown-ups say you love us.I challenge you, please, make your actions reflect your words.

Thank you for listening."

Timely Reminder For The Record...

Catalogue of corruption
I’d love to be able to compute what BN blundering and plundering has cost Malaysia as a nation and each Malaysian personally, but thanks to media suppression, partisan regulation and legislated secrecy, nobody really knows.
Some idea of the staggering amount can be gleaned from an excellent article that one of my contacts sent me from MalaysiaToday.
Written by ‘ez42get’, it reminds me that in the March 15, 2004 issue of Time Asia magazine, Daniel Lan, the Southeast Asian economist with Morgan Stanley in Singapore, was quoted as estimating that Malaysia "may have lost US$100 billion (RM320 billion) since the early 1980s to corruption".
The article also contains a long, long catalogue of crimes and incompetency, although these are just "the tip of the iceberg" according to its author. They include:

The Bank Bumiputra scandals of the early 1980s (Cost, RM3.2 billion)

Maminco’s 1980s attempt to corner the global tin market (RM1.6 billion)

Bank Negara losses on foreign exchange futures in the 1990s (RM30 billion)

Perwaja Steel losses (RM2.56 billion)

Bank Islam scandal (RM700 million)

Wang Ehsan from Terengganu oil royalty (RM7.4 billion)

Shoring-up of Valuecap Sdn Bhd with public funds (RM10 billion)

Commissions to Perimeker Sdn Bhd and IMT Defence Sdn Bhd on fighter and submarine deals (RM910 million)

Non-itemised IT equipment purchased for schools (RM2.21 billion)

Soft loan to PKFZ (RM4.63 billion)

Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex for cancelled crooked bridge to Singapore (RM1.3 billion)

Compensation to Gerbang Perdana for cancellation of crooked bridge contract (RM300 million)

Two bailouts of Malaysian Airlines System (RM7.9 billion)

Bailout of Putra LRT system (RM4.5 billion)

Bailout of STAR-LRT system (RM3.256 billion)

Bailout of Kajian Makanan dan Gunaan Orang Islam (RM8.3 billion)

Compensation paid to 20 highway companies, as announced in 2006 (RM38.5 billion)

I make that about RM126 billion so far, or, according to my possibly somewhat suspect arithmetic, around $4,680 for every man, woman and child in Malaysia. But we’ve barely even started yet.
Read the complete article by Dean Johns here..

Monday, May 18, 2009

Did R.S. Thanenthiran Prostituted Himself To BN?

The former national co-ordinator of the Hindraf and Makkal Sakthi movement, R.S. Thanenthiran, has formed a new Indian-based political party in an already-crowded Malaysian Indian political scene, saying the community needs a new political vehicle to give voice to its aspirations.
Oh, the above news is not the indicator. It is only to confirm the motive behind the earlier piece of announcement he made. Remember the Bukit Selambau by-election? Remember him making an announcement at a very critical time whereby
he mentioned that Hindraf does not support any party in Bukit Selambau and the reason given was Hindraf wanted to remain apolitical. I did not buy his story at all.
Considering th
e timing of his announcement and the urgency of him forming a new Indian based political party, either he had been riding of Hindraf's popularity for his own selfish agenda or he has prostituted himself to BN. I believe the latter holds more water since MIC has lost all its popularity to Hindraf and the only way for MIC to move ahead is to break up Hindraf. Perhaps, RS Thanenthiran new party would be another MIC within Najib's administration.
The Whisperer is not a supporter of any race-based political party and is definitely not a supporter of any divide and rule regime.
The Whisperer continues to stand by and throw his support behind The
People's Anak Bangsa Malaysia cause... Yeah, that's right. The People's version and not Najib's 1BlackMalaysia version. Stay tune for the coming Anak Bangsa Malaysia news...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Perak Fiasco: Talk? What Talk? On What Grounds??

PM Najib said that he is open to talks with 'opposition' to resolve the Perak fiasco but the 'opposition' must honor certain conditions before any talks could proceed. Read more here..
The Whisperer shakes his head in disbelief reading statement like this coming from the PM's mouth.
In the first place, Najib started the whole episode through breaking the laws and prostituting the constitution through the intimidation by his police dogs and the discriminatory abuse of the judiciary by his judicial kangaroos.
And now, our aspiring 'People's PM' wannabe has the cheek to set conditions for talks and kick the ball back to The Sultan's court for the dissolution of the assembly. Yeah.. blame The Sultan and get away with 'durhaka'.
This is what I call 'kurang ajar' or 'lacking guidance' or rather misguided attitude.
If Najib is sincere in talks, all these wouldn't have happened in the first place. But our PM chose to disgrace the country, wasting taxpayer's money and time, and jeopardizing the country's economy.
A price to pay so dearly for his arrogance and still, it is a tad too late for talks now. The People are not stupid and 'mudah lupa' anymore. Every corner I go, I can hear people commenting on Perak fiasco. From old to young.. from the malays, chinese, Indians and all other races.. All of them shared one common consensus... 'Dissolve the assembly and call for election. Why is it so difficult to make the right decision?' I am sure all the Special Branch personnel that they planted around would have gave the same feedback.

“I want to be the people’s Prime Minister. I am with the people and I will always be with them" So sweet of him!!
The People's Prime Minister? Bah Humbug!!
Here are some of his quotes:

“Barisan is not afraid to face fresh elections. We know we have to face the rakyat and we will face the rakyat when the time comes.” Why then create the mess in the first place?"

"Only the Sultan of Perak had the jurisdiction to call for a state election". That's right and why didn't he?

The Whisperer says: No More Wasting Time Talking. Talk Is Cheap Especially When It Comes From A Forked Tongue. Just Call For A Fresh Election. Let The People Decide Once And For All!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

They Have The Balls To Do It But Don't Have The Balls To Own Up...

Why The Government Ban This From Air?

They Sent In Thugs With Guns

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What A Freaking Joke! Stay Order Given In Just A Few Hours..

Palace For Kangaroos
That's right.. That's how efficient our kangaroo Federal Court is. Efficient dependent on which side you are from and at the wimps and fancies of their political masters.
To make matter worst, the application was heard by a lone judge, Ramly Mohd Ali, instead of a panel of three judges. I do not really want to comment much on this. The presence of AG Pigtail and his chamber's cahoots were there for a reason. Why are they taking such great interest toward this case? Keeping an eye over their trained kangaroo?
Did anybody check on the background of this judge? We do not want to see a repeat of the recent case where we got a JC to hear a constitutional case:p
Most importantly, we must be able to see what are the implications behind their continuous abusive actions. We are the Law and we are above the Law, perhaps?
It makes me wanna puke just looking at their arrogance in steamrolling their way through their attempt to wrest control over the Perak state. Imagine the same group of rotten people that are going to rule Perak state. Perakian has indeed being shortchanged this time. From a CAT government to a AAA government.
PTHOOI!!!