Posts Tagged ‘Barisan Nasional’

Dr M Quits UMNO, Blames Badawi For 22 Years of Mahathirism

May 20, 08

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Above from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters. Feel free to use and share.

Kudos to Susan Loone and Dr. Hsu for the linkage!

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From The Star 20 May 2008:

Dr M quits Umno

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced he is quitting Umno, in what is seen as his final push to force Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to step down as Prime Minister and party president.

His wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali has also quit, according to his website www.chedet.com

Dr Mahathir also called on Umno members to join him in this radical move, which he likened to “removing gangrene” in order for the party to survive.

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From The Star 20 May 2008:

Later at a press conference, Dr Mahathir said he would send his resignation letter to the party secretary-general immediately.

He said Abdullah appeared not to accept the message from the ground and accused the Prime Minister of destroying the Barisan Nasional coalition.

”Even members of the component parties voted against Barisan. I believe Pak Lah has ruined Umno, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP and ultimately Barisan.

He said Abdullah placed priority on his son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin and children, friends of his son-in-law on the Fourth Floor (of the Prime Minister’s Department), (Datuk Seri) Kalimullah Hassan (deputy chairman of the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd) and Brendan Pereira (former group editor-in-chief of NSTP).

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So, Mahathir quits UMNO, because he blames Badawi for ruining UMNO’s respectability among the electorate.

Some simple logic for you:

Mahathir ruled over UMNO and Malaysia for 22 years.

Badawi ruled over UMNO and Malaysia for 5 years, built upon Mahathir’s legacy and foundations.

Who is more responsible for the ISA, NEP, cronyism, and image of UMNO as self-serving, racist, corrupt and bullying?

Or is Mahathir assuming that Badawi managed to overturn and uproot all of the great institutions of 22 years of Mahathirism, and implement all the grievances the Malaysian people hate in just 5 short years?

Ooh, ooh! Wait! I know!

Badawi must have the power of TIME TRAVEL!!!

That’s how he could ruin UMNO and BN with policies that had been running for 22 years before he took power!

Badawi is to blame for the 1988 Constitutional crisis… Even though it happened during Mahathir’s time, but it’s Badawi’s fault!

Badawi is to blame for the hundreds of millions spent on the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya and PROTON Part-Fall-Off Cars… Even though it happened during Mahathir’s time, but it’s Badawi’s fault!

Badawi is to blame for the rape and tehft of East Malaysia’s resources away from its native residents… Even though it happened during Mahathir’s time, but it’s Badawi’s fault!

Badawi is to blame for the Nepotist Economic Policy and its successors that have run for four fifths of their span under Mahathir… Even though it happened during Mahathir’s time, but it’s Badawi’s fault!

Badawi is to blame for accelerating Malaysia’s economy from on-par with Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore to half their values today… Even though it happened throughout Mahathir’s 22 long, loooong years of time, but it’s totally Badawi’s fault!

Yes, I see it now! Badawi really is to blame for making the people dissatisfied with UMNO and BN’s 3 decades of abuses!

IT’S ALL BADAWI’S FAULT!

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Sigh, Dr. M… Even less ‘retired’ than Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew.

Not to say Badawi is better or anything.

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Above from Mob’s Crib, compared to whom my image editing is a Level 1 Mage with one puny Magic Missile

Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.

Barisan Nasional Lost 5 States, Now on to The Smearing

March 14, 08

[BUMPED 15 March 2008. Original posting date 14 March 2008.]  

It really riles me up that as soon as the BN got over its shock, mourning and self pity at being rejected by the voters, it goes straight to flinging smears and accusations of ‘racism’ at the DAP-PAS-PKR coalition which trounced them at the GE.

Just who are the ‘racists’ in Malaysian politics? I’d have to say it is Barisan Nasional’s members. After all, UMNO has long shown that it despises those ‘inferior little brothers’ in MCA and MIC.

And just look at the way they think in these recent excerpts from the news, my comments in [square brackets]:

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Penang: Massive Illegal UMNO Street Mob Protests Anti-NEP

Click link to learn full story.

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14 March: Ong: Perak voters cheated

DAP has cheated its voters as a PAS state assemblyman will be sworn in as the Perak mentri besar today, Perak MCA chief Datuk Ong Ka Chuan said. 

Ong, who is also the MCA secretary-general, said DAP should apologise to its voters, saying it was sad to hear that Perak PAS secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will be the mentri besar.

He said Mohammad’s appointment went against the wishes of voters, especially non-Muslims.

“Having a mentri besar from PAS creates fear among non-Muslims. This also creates political instability.”

[The only one causing fear and instability is YOU, Mr. Lost-to-DAP Ong, with your intentionally inflammatory words. Just because you are comfortable with lying facedown on the floor for UMNO to trod all over you, doesn’t mean the rest of the Chinese enjoy it too.

See next excerpt too.]

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Oon Yeoh: Ong Ka Chuan puts his foot in his mouth

Ong Ka Chuan in his eagerness to criticize the DAP for accepting a PAS MB for Perak has inadvertently (albeit indirectly) insulted the Sultan and the Regent of Perak.Ong, who is also the MCA secretary-general, said DAP should apologise to its voters, saying it was sad to hear that Perak PAS secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will be the mentri besar. “Having a mentri besar from PAS creates fear among non-Muslims,” he says. “This also creates political instability.”As one reader points out, the decision to appoint Mohd. Nizar Jamaluddin (as MB) was at the discretion of the Sultan. Having exercised their discretion, you are questioning this appointment and therefore, an apology is forthcoming.

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14 March: DAP decision will affect all Malaysians, says Hisham

The DAP’s decision to abolish the New Economic Policy (NEP) could cause national instability, said Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said in a statement that the NEP had played a crucial task in equity distribution among the rakyat and their economic role, successfully eradicating poverty in many areas since it was introduced in 1971 after the May 13 riots.

Hishammuddin was responding to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s decision to not practise the NEP. 

Lim had on Tuesday told reporters that the DAP-led state government would not practise the NEP after his swearing-in as the new Penang Chief Minister, citing the policy as a source of cronyism, corruption and inefficiency.

Hishammuddin said the move would not only negatively affect the Malays, but all Malaysians as well.

“Such irresponsible actions from DAP will only worsen the economic disparity of our multi-racial country.

“All the while the NEP has served to maintain balance in such issues.

“We cannot allow a large part of the country’s economy to be ruled by the minority races while the majority race is abandoned without representation,” he said. 

Hishammuddin also urged the DAP to be responsible and accord respect to the country and its people. 

[There they go again, threatening vague ‘unrest’ and invoking May 13 whenever anyone questions the status quo.

So maintaining the NEP – which is based on race – is good, but attempting to revoke it is considered RACIST.

To me, this is like someone shouting to my face “You bladdy Chinese pig! You f****** Cina babi!” and when I ask him to stop insulting me, I get arrested for stoking racial tensions. WTF??!!!

And on who benefits from the NEP, to paraphrase Lee Kuan Yew in Parliament before he got Singapore kicked out of Malaysia: “How exactly do racial quotas on the boards of big business help the poor Malay farmer, fisherman and villager?”

And what the **** is he blabbering on about ‘minority races’ abandoning the ‘majority race’? Helloooooooooo, not everyone is as RACIST as yourself, Keris Man!]

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13 March: Penang CM slams PM, denies stoking racial tension

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has vehemently refuted Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s claim that he was stoking racial tension over the issue of dismantling the New Economy Policy (NEP) in the island state.

In a sign that could signal the start of a rocky relationship between the federal and the state governments, Lim has instead slammed Abdullah for seeking to provoke racial tensions with his allegations.

“I said we will have an open-tender system (in Penang). What’s the problem with that? Unless Abdullah doesn’t like open tenders but corruption, cronyism and inefficiency.

“I don’t understand what has it (abolishing the NEP) got to do with marginalising the Malay or the Indian community. I think he is not right, (he’s) going on the wrong facts and trying to provoke (racial) sentiment,” Lim told a press conference after witnessing the swearing-in of 10 of his state excos at the Dewan Sri Pinang today.

Yesterday, Abdullah expressed his dismay over the plan by the DAP-led state government not to practise the NEP, an affirmative action policy which favours the bumiputeras.

“Do not marginalise the Malays. I want to ask Lim Guan Eng what are his plans for the Malays in Penang. What are his plans for the Indians in Penang. What are his plans for other minority groups in Penang?” said Abdullah.

[Like I said… A racially-determined policy is considered not-racist by BN, while questioning the policy’s racially-determined basis is condemned as racism. Bizarro World much, Badawi?] 

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15 March: Be careful with statements, Pak Lah tells Opposition

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants Opposition parties to be more responsible when making statements in order not to jeopardise racial harmony.”

“They must be careful and not make statements to gain popularity among certain races only. Whatever they say, must be done carefully,” he said in an interview with Bernama TV at his official residence Seri Perdana here tonight.

In the 30-minute interview, he advised opposition parties in power in some of the states not to allow any community to feel marginalised and to think hard if they wanted to change policies.

He said this when asked what advice he had for Opposition parties which now have raised several issues that slighted the feelings of certain communities, like the New Economic Policy (NEP) and the special rights of Malays.

“Think it over again and again. When making statements on the NEP, they must consider the meaning conveyed. If you do as you like, it will cause a backlash.

“This is something very important they must understand. Becoming the government is not the same as being the Opposition. Both have different roles, and now they will know it is not easy (to be the government),” he said.

[HYPOCRITE!!! You are stoking racial tension and pandering to Malay sentiment with every utterance, yet you warn DAP-PAS-PKR to wtch their words?!!!]

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15 March: Lawyer lodges report against Penang CM

A lawyer lodged a police report against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his statement that he would run the state administration free of the New Economic Policy (NEP). 

Abu Backer Sidek Mohamad Zan, 40, lodged the report at the Jalan Patani police station. 

He told reporters that in his statement he had asked the police to investigate Lim under the Sedition Act and to take action against Lim if he continued to make seditious and racist statements. 

“I believe that the statement is seditious, racist, irresponsible and may endanger public peace and national security,” he said.

[Another disgusting hypocrite!!!!! May your eyes be stabbed by the very logs within them!!!!]

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15 March: Anwar: I’ll make sure plight of Malays not ignored

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that, being a Penangite, he will not allow the DAP-led state government to ignore the plight of Penang Malays.

Dismissing allegations that he was a traitor to the Malay race, Anwar said he would ensure that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng stuck to his pledges and did not marginalise the Malays.

“Some irresponsible people are trying to fan the fire alleging that I have betrayed the Penang Malays whose plight was not looked into under the previous administration.

“We will not overlook the problems of Malay petty traders,” he said after paying a courtesy call on Lim at the Chief Minister’s office in Komtar yesterday.

“Those who made allegations against me actually want the Malays to feel uneasy so that they can fulfil their agenda,” he said.

“These people are merely sore losers, he said, and urged them “not to stir up the hornets’ nest.”

Anwar said the DAP-PKR coalition state government would also ensure that the welfare of Chinese and Indians were well taken care of and that the state government would take a new approach to help them.

[That’s telling them, Anwar! SORE LOSERS!!! You are the real traitors to the malay race, intent on keeping them dependent and subservient to the UMNOputras forever!]

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14 March: Call to scrap mega projects

The state Umno will “persuade” the Federal Government to scrap all the mega projects in the state in view of the people’s clear rejection of Barisan Nasional.

Since Penangites do not want development, the Federal Government should not force it on them, said state Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim. 

He said that this was not Penang Umno taking revenge “but we are actually giving the people what they want”.

“They voted for change, so let us see what the DAP can do,” he said after the party’s emergency meeting at Menara Umno yesterday.

Azhar, who is Penaga assemblyman, was appointed the state Opposition Leader at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Umno liaison committee deputy chief Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah hit out at the new administration for its decision not to practise the New Economic Policy (NEP). 

[That old threat of withholding development if the people don’t vote for BN again.

Well here’s news for you: The common people DON’T WANT your mega-projects like launching twin towers into space to serve as the new administrative capital at the cost of $$$gajillions. All that does is put the rakyat’s oil money into your fat pockets anyway.]

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14 March: Nazri: We may see end of NEP

The election results signal the beginning of the possible demise of the New Economic Policy (NEP) and special rights for the Malays, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

The Umno supreme council member said it appeared that the Malays, especially in the town areas, had become more confident now and felt they could compete with the other races on a level playing field.

“We (Umno) have to really sit down and think. It looks like the educated Malays do not care about Malay rights anymore,” he said when contacted. 

“The Malay doctors, lawyers, engineers feel they have made it on their own merit.

“It looks like the NEP is not something that can be used to persuade the Malays to support the Barisan Nasional. 

“The Malays are saying ‘you can’t scare us by talking about us losing our rights, because we are here on our own merit’.” 

Nazri said it looked like some Malays felt that the NEP was unfair, and questioned why special rights should be given to the Malays.

He described the new confidence among the Malays as good for the Malay psyche.

[See? 45 years after LKY said it in front of the entire Malaysian Parliament and got quickly removed by TAR, the common folk are starting to realize it too – the NEP is unfair to nonMalays and non-UMNOputra Malays.

Scrap that ineffectual NEP. Replace it with a new policy that doesn’t merely enrich the big businessmen and political-footsie-playing Datuks.]

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14 March: Leaders still think along racial lines

The MP for Gua Musang stated that it was not only a disaster for Umno and BN but also a disaster for the nation. How can we conclude that the people’s choice of electing members of the Opposition party in certain states equate to a national disaster? 

I personally think having fresh faces in Government, be it BN or the Opposition, is always a good thing, especially since the people of Malaysia are clearly frustrated with practices in the past administrations in which corruption, cronyism and sheer incompetence were rife.

Datuk S. Subramaniam has called on all Indians in the nation to unite with the objective of revitalising the MIC, while MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting is now committed full time towards rebuilding the MCA and winning back the support of the Chinese. 

In Penang, the Chairman of the Malay Chamber of Commerce has requested that the DAP-led government appoint Malay state assemblymen as state executive councillors as they could deal with the problem of the Malays.

Why can’t the BN move towards a unified political party platform and have Malaysians deal with Malaysian issues, regardless of race, gender or religion? 

We must stop viewing everything in this country through an ethnic prism. Instead, we should start working together as Malaysians, period. 

The BN’s biggest component parties are Umno, MCA and MIC – all of which are political organisations based on ethnicity. If we are to succeed as a nation moving forward, we must do away with this structure and have a true multi-racial BN, and not a BN coalition of multiple races. 

The success of PKR and DAP in the recent election proves that the people of Malaysia want this.

Malaysia must move forward by having a truly multi-ethnic political framework and do away with political parties drawn along ethnic lines. 

We must view the future of our nation not through an ethnic prism, but a human one that is blind to race, religion and gender, if we are to succeed as a nation.

VIJAYANDHRAN VALAYATHAM,
Petaling Jaya.

[Here’s some sensibility, but NOT from a BN guy… It’s a letter from a regular citizen.]

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And on a final note:

If the DAP-PAS-PKR coalition (the entity formerly known as the Opposition) is a ‘marriage of convenience’, then I must say that a pragmatic marriage is better than a shotgun wedding.

Or – dare I say it – enslavement.

Barisan Nasional Selangor Shredding Documents Photos

March 14, 08

What are you trying to hide? Don’t try and tell me you’re just hamsters looking for new bedding. More like rats.

From Elizabeth Wong:

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Meanwhile, all the official documents are missing from Kedah…

From The Star 17 March 2008:

Kedah official papers missing

ALOR STAR: All documents from the offices of the Mentri Besar and executive councillors in Kedah have gone missing.

The PAS-led government which took office after 12th general election on March 8 will lodge a police report based on the findings of an internal investigation.

Mentri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak has appointed state executive councillor Phahrolrazi Zawawi to investigate the case of the missing documents.

“Phahrolrazi will investigate what happened.

“I do not want to accuse people without proof,” said Azizan who found that the Mentri Besar’s office was void of documents after the swearing-in ceremony last Sunday.

The newly appointed executive councillors, who were sworn in on Wednesday, found out the next day that their offices were also empty.

“There is not a single paper left in all the offices. We view this very seriously because the documents belong to the executive council, not to any individual,” said Phahrolrazi.

He said most of the documents were classified.

“We are questioning the government officers on duty. No one has a right to transfer the documents without permission,” he said.

Phahrolrazi said the former executive councillors did not have the right to enter the offices without permission.

“We need the minutes of the meetings to check the progress of projects and other matters that were discussed at the executive council meetings,” he said.

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Is your own massive, bloated bureaucracy where everything must be rubber stamped in triplicate threatening to expose your misdeeds? (Much like how the massive Nazi bureauracy resulted in tons of documents that prove the Holocaust occurred – deny that, conspiracy nuts!)

Or is it, plain and simple, as petty and psiteful attempt to sabotage the new state government?

Saya Zalim Anwar Video: Dr. Mahathir Admits Arresting Anwar Ibrahim Without Cause?

March 4, 08

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Dr. M admitting before an audience that he had Anwar Ibrahim arrested all those years back without any basis???!! 

Is this for real? It looks genuine. Could it just be a lookalike, soundalike actor?

Or is it really Dr. M, just being dryly sarcastic? He does seem super selamba (very nonchalant) about admitting it… As if it were a non-issue that bears no consequences for him. The audience laughs at the mention of throwing Anwar into detention.

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UPDATE 5 March 2008: Dr. M claims that the video clip is a distortion and taken out of context, though he does not explain what he means by that, or how the context nullifies the ‘Saya Zalim Anwar’ statement. Perhaps he was performing a stand-up routine?

From The Star 5 March 2008:

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So I am now officially an Opposition website for blogging about it and providing links to the video. Lol! 

Don’t look for Dr. M to apologize for anything… As he says later on in the clip, he has never apologized to Badawi! And it’s standard practice for UMNO race insulters to never apologize.

So far only The Star has anything on this. Why isn’t Malaysiakini covering it? Free subscription for 7 days, by the way! Try it now!

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Video of Mahathir Zalim Anwar at TV Ceramah, also at Youtube here or Youtube search, or short version embedded below:

Screen captures from video, showing the time where he makes his admissions. English translation in italics after each pic. 

Mahathir: I Was Unjust (Did Wrong) to Anwar

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Police become a tool of the government.

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I too abused power back in my time…

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See Dato’ Seri Anwar, what happened to him?

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I arrested (caught), I put him in detention (captivity).

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Everyone saw it right? I arrested (caught) Dato’ Seri Anwar… Put him in detention (captivity).

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Not because he did anything… Nothing, nothing at all…

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Not because there was any wrongdoing by Dato’ Seri Anwar. Not at all…

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Therefore, it was an unjust/wrong act.

He also has some words about Abdullah Badawi, Khairy and Malaysia’s 2008 General Elections – and says to cheers from the crowd that he has never apologized to Badawi.

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A pretty jolly crowd throughout the latter part of the speech, obviously in agreement with Dr. M.

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Above lol is Poster #24 from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters

Ah well… Let bygones be bygones? Well, Anwar says…

NO WAY!!!!!!!

Badawi: Mind Your Words

February 25, 08

From The Star 25 Feb 2008:

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PM: Mind your words

KEPALA BATAS: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has advised election candidates to be extra careful in their choice of words in order to ensure a trouble-free campaign.

“Be careful with what you say. Don’t tarnish the election process,” the Prime Minister said after submitting his nomination paper at Dewan Millennium here yesterday.

Abdullah will be defending his Kepala Batas parliamentary seat for the eighth term.

He will be challenged by PAS freelance preacher and Al-Azhar University graduate Subri Mat Arshad, 45.

The Prime Minister said the nomination process nationwide yesterday was reported to be to be peaceful.

Abdullah said the Barisan Nasional was fielding the best candidates, adding that there were cases of those who did not meet the Barisan’s strict criteria being dropped at the eleventh hour.

Citing examples, he said: “One of them was declared a bankrupt and we replaced him. Another who has a court case pending against him was also dropped.”

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He means like these words?

Or perhaps these?

Oh… He must mean T H E S E.

No, I don’t think he appreciates my blogging much.

Vote Barisan Nasional, Or They’ll Make You Poor

February 13, 08

Twice today in The Star, Barisan Nasional hints that they will make any constituency that votes for Opposition pay for their independence.

From The Star 13 Feb 08:

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From The Star 13 Feb 08:

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Vote Barisan Nasional Out! Posters

February 4, 08

Printable and blog-postable fun!

From WhatALulu:

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From, and full size without red circled bits available at NakTak?:

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From NakTak? and Year of the Boomerang:

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From Kereta Merah via Mushroom Ali:

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Translation: Do you know this man? WANTED by the Malaysian Government for being yellow.

Wakakakakaka! Yellow Coverage Fellow (aka Digi Man) should be instantly recognizable to all Malaysians. Info at here for foreigners.

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See also:

Badawi says: Judge us

Badawi: What racial religious gap?

Nut-jib: Don’t vote Opposition even if BN rapes you every year (hey, lay back and enjoy it!)

Nut-jib’s flagrant bias on street protests

Nut-jib blames Gaia for government ineptness

Sexist MPs: Bocor!

More MPs bocor their mouths

Zainuddin MAD-din deludes himself that BN does not enslave the media

43.6 billion oil money and none of it to spend on citizens

Bersih Rally

HINDRAF rally

Christians are not allowed to draw Christian prophets

Christians are not allowed to speak Arabic

Is that an Orang Asli church? Smash! Not anymore!

Najib Blames on Global Warming For Govt’s Poor Preparation to Local Floods

January 22, 08

On a tip from Soon: 

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From NST 18 Jan 2008 (NST links are defunct after a week): 

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Dealing more seriously with global warming in Malaysia Plans
By : Sheridan Mahavera and R Sittamparam  

KOTA TINGGI, Jan 18:  

Global warming and climate change will be dealt with more seriously in the Ninth and 10th Malaysia Plans, which will feature a chapter on measures to mitigate its effects on Malaysians.

Initiatives will include stringent regulations on residential projects built in low-lying areas and projects to reduce the incidence of floods, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Some of the initiatives have started such as placing sand dredging machines in all major rivers in the country to deepen and widen them to increase their water carrying capacity during extraordinary rains. Others include requiring developers to take into account whether a certain area is considered flood prone before they start their projects and reviewing the designs for houses.

“A higher priority will also be placed on environmental conservation,” Najib told reporters after a ground breaking ceremony for a flood resettlement scheme in the Hulu Sungai sub-district here today.

During his speech earlier, Najib, who is also National Disaster Management Committee chairman, said the recent floods in December 2007 had cost the country RM900 million in damages to public infrastructure, private property and agriculture assets. The ones before that in January 2007 and December 2006 wrought RM1 billion in damages.

“Imagine that from now on, the Government has to deal with RM1 billion in damages every year due to extraordinary floods brought on by global warming,” he said. “So in the Ninth and Tenth Malaysia Plans we will to focus on dealing with its effects.”

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The hidden subtext of Nut-jib’s Tun Razzie roping global warming into the picture?

Don’t blame the government administration for being inept. It’s Bush’s fault for causing global warming that Barisan Nasional has no control over.

Just as with Gurney Drive, these fool-some-of-the-people-all-of-the-time politicians avidly hope to trick us into believing that the 0.00034147% of the atmosphere increase in carbon dioxide has more direct impact on local rivers than lousy drainage systems, deforestation, construction, bad village placement and poor administration.

If you have to ponder about the veracity, sanity, honesty and intelligence of his remarks, do recall that this is the same man who told us that none of the 43.6 billion oil money is available to spend on the citizens, peaceful rallies such as the ones which formed Malaya are not Malayan culture, we shouldn’t vote Opposition no matter how displeased we are with Barisan Nasional, and that he would gladly bathe his keris in ethnic minority vital fluids.

Badawi Says: Judge Us

December 4, 07

That’s right, folks! Our PM asks us to weigh and judge for yourselves how well you think our present government is being run.

And if you don’t like it, by all means DO NOT listen to our Deputy PM who would rather we vote for his political party no matter how worthless a job it’s been doing

NOw get out there and vote your (dis)satisfaction!

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From The Star 4 Dec 2007:

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PM: Judge us by level of progress brought to the people

PUTRAJAYA: The country’s progress and development have benefited all Malaysians and no one should be hoodwinked because it is there for all to see, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said. 

“Society, be it the Malays, Indians or Chinese, will gauge us by the level of progress and development we bring to the people irrespective of race,” the Prime Minister said, adding that Malaysians could not be taken for a ride (diperbodohkan) by anyone. 

He said the people would use the nation’s level of success and progress to judge how serious the Government was to further develop the country and maintain peace and harmony. 

Taking strong exception to the allegations made by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), he said the nation’s level of success was the key element to ward off the group’s “wild and insane” claims. 

Referring to the Hindraf’s allegations that the Government was carrying out ethnic cleansing and had committed atrocities against Indians in Malaysia, Abdullah said the group had gone overboard. 

“It’s hard to believe such claims. If we have been doing what they claimed, then there will not be peace and harmony, or political stability in the country,” he said at the monthly gathering of the Prime Minister’s Department here yesterday. 

Abdullah said he did not believe any level-headed Malaysian would believe such claims, “but there are those who are gullible enough to believe them and act according to their emotions.” 

He reminded police to do their best to stop such wild allegations from spreading. 

The outrageous claims made by Hindraf had angered all Malaysians, including level-headed Indians in Malaysia, he said. 

“I did not say that we have done everything. There are still poor people among us and we have managed to reduce the country’s poverty level from 50% to 5.7% within the past 50 years,” he said. 

He said while the Government was determined and committed to eradicating hardcore poverty by 2010, others seem bent on causing trouble for their “narrow political motives”. 

“This sort of chaos should not be happening in our country,” he said. 

The Prime Minister noted that the successful development efforts in Malaysia would invoke confidence among the people that the Government was serious in undertaking initiatives to develop the country for the well-being of the people of all races. 

Abdullah said that while police dealt with street protestors who were out to create chaos in country, civil servants must continue to improve the public delivery system and carry out all the planned development programmes speedily.  

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The country’s progress and development have benefited all Malaysians and no one should be hoodwinked because it is there for all to see, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

That’s right, it’s very clear to see who is receiving the benefits and who is being denied a fair share. Do not be hoodwinked by anyone, by any political alliance, by any Government Enslaved Media (GEM) spin.

“Society, be it the Malays, Indians or Chinese, will gauge us by the level of progress and development we bring to the people irrespective of race,” the Prime Minister said, adding that Malaysians could not be taken for a ride (diperbodohkan) by anyone. 

Let us gauge the level of progres afforded/allowed to us by the present administration. Let us not be diperbodohkan by anyone. Let us voice our heartfelt opinion in the coming general elections.

He said the people would use the nation’s level of success and progress to judge how serious the Government was to further develop the country and maintain peace and harmony.

That’s right, we shall use the state of the nation to judge whether the Government has been developing the country fairly and maintaining peace.

Badawi Will Use ISA on Street Protestors If Needed

November 28, 07

So it’s finally coming to pass. Once again when popular dissent begins to well up, it is immediately and foribly quashed by use of the Internal Security Act.

My comments after the news excerpt.

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From The Star 28 Nov 2007:

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We will use Act against street protestors if we have to, says PM

PETALING JAYA: The Government will use the Internal Security Act (ISA) against street demonstrators who threaten national security and disrupt racial harmony if necessary, warned the Prime Minister. 

“If there are reasons for us to use it, we will use it,” Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stressed. 

He was commenting on illegal street demonstrations held in Kuala Lumpur recently, including the latest by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), which claims to be fighting for the Hindus in Malaysia. 

Abdullah said using the law, which allows for detention without trial, would be preventive action to spare the country untoward incidents that could affect its peace and national security.  

“The ISA is there, if the situation warrants it, it will be used,” he told reporters at the RMAF air base in Subang here upon his return from Cairo yesterday. 

On calls by certain quarters for the ISA to be invoked against illegal street demonstrators, Abdullah said: “I am very surprised that people want the ISA. I thought they never wanted it.” 

The police, he said, would decide on the appropriate action to be taken. 

On rallies being planned for next month, he said he would leave it to the police to assess whether they would be a threat to national security. 

The annual Human Rights March organised by the Bar Council human rights committee is planned for next month. 

Abdullah also warned that action would be taken against those who download and distribute the memorandum signed by Hindraf legal adviser lawyer P. Uthayakumar addressed to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which had been published in the Internet. The memorandum alleges persecution of Malaysian Indians.. 

He said the Government acknowledged freedom of the Internet but action could be taken against those who misuse it to spread allegations against the Government.  

The memorandum appeals to Britain to refer Malaysia to the World Court for crimes against ethnic Indians. It also claimed that “100 over Indians were slashed and killed by the Umno-controlled Malaysian government in the Kampung Medan mini genocide”. 

To this, Abdullah said that if Hindraf had indeed made such claim, Umno would act. 

“We want to know what proof they have (to support their claim). This is a serious accusation because they say it was Umno,” he said. 

On Hindraf’s action, he said: “They want to kiss the orang putih (British). They want the orang putih to take action because they are not satisfied with us”. 

Abdullah said Hindraf got support from the Indian community who thought they would each get RM1mil in compensation from its class-action suit filed against the British Government for bringing Indians into Malaya to work as labourers. 

The Prime Minister also said that everyone must realise that accusations against the Government were made because certain people thought that the election was around the corner, and this was the case in every elections. 

“But we hear what they say. Some of the demands are in the process of being addressed while some have been addressed but they are still harping on it,” he said. 

On Cameron Highlands MP S.K. Devamany’s comment in Parliament that the Hindraf demonstration showed there was frustration at the lower levels in the community, Abdullah said the Government must be fair to all. 

“If we focus on the interest of one group, others will be jealous, others will complain,” he said.  

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News article excerpts in bold italic. My analysis and comments follow each excerpt.

The Government will use the Internal Security Act (ISA) against street demonstrators who threaten national security and disrupt racial harmony if necessary, warned the Prime Minister.

‘Racial harmony’… UMNO’s particular definition of what constitutes ‘racial harmony’ would partly explain why the Government felt it could use the ISA on the HINDRAF protestors, who were probably exclusively Indian.

Whereas for the multi-racial Bersih Rally, they kept their hands off – instead using just chemical-laced water cannon, tear gas and shield bashes (as seen below and at link).

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But as I’ve said before, it’s classic double standards and flip-flop stance shifting: The historic anti-Malayan Union protests were also almost exclusively Malays protesting for Malay rights. Should they then have been discounted, ignored and abused by the British before being arrested without trial?

On calls by certain quarters for the ISA to be invoked against illegal street demonstrators, Abdullah said: “I am very surprised that people want the ISA. I thought they never wanted it.”

I am not at all surprised, except at the (faked?) naivete of our PM. Of course certain quarters are calling for the use of the ISA. If you were to name them, you would find all the supremacists of certain groups, government cronies and political powermongers – not ordinary everyday folk who are at the mercy of sudden midnight detention.

On rallies being planned for next month, he said he would leave it to the police to assess whether they would be a threat to national security.

A real threat to national security, or just a political threat to Barisan Nasional power security?

Abdullah also warned that action would be taken against those who download and distribute the memorandum signed by Hindraf legal adviser lawyer P. Uthayakumar addressed to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which had been published in the Internet. The memorandum alleges persecution of Malaysian Indians.

Here is where the bloggers are being indirectly threatened for not succumbing to Government Enslavement of the Media (GEM).

He said the Government acknowledged freedom of the Internet but action could be taken against those who misuse it to spread allegations against the Government. 

Whoops, what was I just saying? Time for EVERY SINGLE BLOGGER WHO DOES NOT SUPPORT BARISAN NASIONAL to be arrested – because all of us have at least one allegation against the ruling party!!!

The memorandum appeals to Britain to refer Malaysia to the World Court for crimes against ethnic Indians. It also claimed that “100 over Indians were slashed and killed by the Umno-controlled Malaysian government in the Kampung Medan mini genocide”.

To this, Abdullah said that if Hindraf had indeed made such claim, Umno would act.

“We want to know what proof they have (to support their claim). This is a serious accusation because they say it was Umno,” he said.

Claims such as the ones in this link I suppose.

On Hindraf’s action, he said: “They want to kiss the orang putih (British). They want the orang putih to take action because they are not satisfied with us”.

Absolutely spot on. Badawi seems to realize that the actual aim of the high-profile and quite absurd lawsuit against Britain was actually to highlight the grievances that many Malaysians have against the MALAYSIAN government!

The Prime Minister also said that everyone must realise that accusations against the Government were made because certain people thought that the election was around the corner, and this was the case in every elections.

Accusations are made continually, good sirs. It is just around election time that any of you bother to listen for grievances.

And after listening to our woes, your Deputy responds that we shouldn’t vote against Barisan even if we are dissatisfied with what it’s been doing to us!

“But we hear what they say. Some of the demands are in the process of being addressed while some have been addressed but they are still harping on it,” he said.

It’s been more than 40 years since Lee Kuan Yew got Singapore kicked out by demanding equal rights for all (all races, religions and even the Malay farmers and fishermen who gain nothing from rich Malay bigshots getting more % of the fat contracts) in a truly Malayasian Malaysia, a call which DAP is continuing up till today. (But not before some 1960’s Government Enslaved Media riot incitement, of course.)

The issue still has not been addressed. Is it any wonder then that there are still people harping on it?

Actually, it’s a minor miracle that there ARE still people who dare to raise the issue after the May 13 1969 incident, Ops Lalang in 1987, the recent Bersih Rally and HINDRAF rally police violence, and the repeated threats to bring back the bloodshed of Malaysia’s minorities.

On Cameron Highlands MP S.K. Devamany’s comment in Parliament that the Hindraf demonstration showed there was frustration at the lower levels in the community, Abdullah said the Government must be fair to all.

“If we focus on the interest of one group, others will be jealous, others will complain,” he said. 

THEN WHY DON’T YOU START TREATING ALL MALAYSIANS FAIRLY REGARDLESS OF RACE AND RELIGION??!!!

WE’RE JEALOUS RIGHT NOW!!! WE’RE COMPLAINING RIGHT NOW!!!

BUT ALL YOU DO IS SPOUT FUZZY RHETORIC WHILE WAVING THE THREAT OF THE ISA IN OUR FACES!!!

Links to more info:

The social contract in Malaysia

May 13 1969 Incident (the Malaysian race riots)

Malaysian New Economic Policy (in response to the May 13 incident, allegedly to ensure more ‘fair’ distribution of wealth)

Ops Lalang (ISA round-up of various Opposition politicians, media members and religious leaders)

Ketuanan Melayu (Malay dominance)

Article 153 of the Constitution of Malaysia (which safeguards the special rigths of Malays)

Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia (defines what a Malay is – not at all related to racial lineage or genetics, but he or she must be a Muslim)

Internal Security Act of Malaysia (used to detain without trial for anything deemed a ‘security threat’ to peace and stability)

Sedition Act of Malaysia (prohibits any discourse deemed to be seditious – where ‘seditious’ can be defined however those in power wish to define it)

Religion in Malaysia


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